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PFM Executive Search Places Provost for Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Canadian search firm PFM Executive Search has recruited Trish Kelly as vice president academic and provost of Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. Partner Shelina Esmail and associate partner Jennifer Madden led the assignment for the recruitment firm. “Trish impressed the search committee with her dedication to student empowerment and excellence,


NGS Global Appoints Head of Financial Services Practice

Executive search firm NGS Global has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Larry Fraser as managing partner for its New York office and head of the firm’s financial services practice. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Fraser has conducted hundreds of leadership and senior-level search assignments within the financial services industry, as well as advising

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Aspen Leadership Group Seeks Leader for League of American Orchestras

Aspen Leadership Group, an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting top talent for philanthropic organizations, is seeking a new president and chief executive officer for the League of American Orchestras. “The CEO will further the fulfillment of the mission of the League of American Orchestras: to advance the experience of orchestral music, support the

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20/20 Foresight Executive Search Appoints Managing Director in San Francisco

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of John Spitzler as managing director. He will head both 20/20 Foresight Executive Search and 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing operations throughout California from his home base in San Francisco. “20/20 Foresight offers our career consultants a unique atmosphere in which to grow their business,” said Bob Cavoto, managing principal and founder


Upbeat Hiring Plans Heading Into the New Year

U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain steady into the first 90 days of 2020 though regional and industry forecasts are mixed, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they were expecting headcount to grow. This is the eighth consecutive year of


DHR International Assists Florida State Land New Football Coach

Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International, has placed Mike Norvell as the new head football coach for Florida State University. Willie Taggart was fired in early November after going 9-12 during his tenure with the team. “It was an honor to be entrusted with the search for the new leader of one


University of Utah Enlists Spelman Johnson for Chief Safety Officer Search

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been chosen to find a chief safety officer for the University Of Utah in Salt Lake City. The university created the role in the wake of the murder of student-athlete Lauren McCluskey in October 2018. An independent review subsequently found that university police failed to respond properly to Ms.


ZRG Partners Expands Financial Services Practice

ZRG Partners, one of the fastest growing executive search firms, has expanded with the addition of Michael Castine to its financial services practice. He will be based in New York City. Mr. Castine brings 30 years of executive search experience to the firm. Previously, he was a partner with Ridgeway Partners for the past six years. He


HW Global Talent Partner Adds Finance Director to Fuel Growth

U.K.-based executive search firm HW Global Talent Partner has named Rob Pettican as its new finance director at a time in which the firm is targeting rapid growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions. In a new position created to support the planned expansion of the group, he will be accountable for the firm’s finances.


The Upskilling Deadlock to Continue in 2020

Recent research has revealed a paradox at the heart of current debates around upskilling. On the one hand, the vast majority of U.S. workers believe it’s imperative to train for and develop new skills in order to keep up with changes in the workplace. On the other, that same contingent of workers also say that neither


Myers McRae Recruits Provost for Methodist College

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has placed Suzanne Blum Malley as the new provost for Methodist University. She will assume her new position on Jan. 15. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Jennifer Barfield, senior vice president, led the assignment. “Dr. Blum Malley brings to us a strong track record of academic and scholarly success,


Insight Executive Search Seeks Strategic Learning and Evaluation Officer for Walton Family Foundation

Insight Executive Search, which finds top talent for non-profit, research and commercial organizations, has been chosen to find a strategic learning and evaluation officer for the Walton Family Foundation. Vice president Ari Ayares is leading the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm. The new strategic learning and evaluation officer will be charged with working


The Jackson Laboratory Taps Heidrick & Struggles to Find CHRO

CHROs have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company, and they are expected to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk taking and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest success will have diverse skill-sets,


The Taplow Group Unveils New Board of Directors

Board service can be one of the most rewarding career experiences: It’s the opportunity to see firsthand how another company operates at the highest levels and to work with – and learn from – accomplished, articulate and intelligent people. It’s why many leaders decide to start down the path to the boardroom. It’s also why


Korn Ferry Posts Flat Q2 Revenues

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted fiscal second quarter revenues of $492.4 million, down one percent (up one percent at constant currency) from last year. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – recorded net income was $42.8 million, compared to a loss of $46 million in the second quarter of last


Unemployment Rate Dips Again as Economy Pushes Forward, Despite Concerns

Employers added 266,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped slightly to 3.5 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase was above the 180,000 forecast by economists. The November gain is the 110th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed currently stands at 5.89 million. “We still see


The Bowdoin Group Recruits President for Mayo Clinic Platform

The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive search firm, has placed John Halamka as the new president of Mayo Clinic Platform, which is committed to elevating Mayo Clinic to a global leadership position within digital healthcare. He will start in his new role on Jan. 1. “Dr. Halamka has a proven track record of success in innovation


Ventura Partners Plays Key Role in Returning Head Football Coach to Rutgers

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has helped to bring Greg Schiano back to Rutgers University for a second stint as head football coach. Mr. Schiano led the Scarlet Knights to six bowl appearances during his previous tenure, from 2001 to 2011. Partner Chad Chatlos led the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Schiano left Rutgers in 2012


EMA Partners Opens Miami Office

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new office in Miami and named Mark Young as managing director to lead the new location. “We look forward to working with Mark and his team,” said Chris Pantelidis, EMA Partners regional chair, the Americas. “It is an exciting time as we expand


Despite Previous Promise, Fewer Women Hold Top CEO Roles

Despite growing calls for gender diversity, the number of women chief executive officers in the S&P 500 dropped by nearly 20 percent in 2018. At the same time, corporate America took decisive action against harassment: In the S&P 500, companies ousted five CEOs in 2018 due to #MeToo-related misconduct, representing more than 40 percent of


Odgers Berndtson Finds New Leader for Airports Council International – Latin America and Caribbean

Global search firm Odgers Berndtson has placed Rafael Echevarne as the new director general of Airports Council International – Latin America and Caribbean (ACI-LAC). He succeeds Javier Martinez who has successfully led the organization since 2010. Tim McNamara spearheaded the assignment “We have great expectations about the new drive that Rafael Echevarne will bring to our organization,” said


Pauly Group Recruits 11th President for Northwestern Michigan College

Academic search firm Pauly Group has recruited Nick Nissley to become the next president of Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in Traverse City, MI. Current president Timothy J. Nelson will step down at the end of the year. Dr. Nissley was the first choice of five finalists for the position, out of a field of 67 applicants.


Tatum U.S. Appoints New Director of Executive Search

Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, recently named John Coutts as director of executive search on the west coast.  This key leadership appointment underscores Tatum’s commitment to continued growth in the U.S. marketplace. Mr. Coutts is an experienced executive recruiter with a demonstrated history of working successfully with private and public companies both in


InterSearch Expands Presence in Spain and Portugal

InterSearch Worldwide, a global alliance of executive search companies with 90 offices in 50 countries, has added Euromanager to strengthen its presence in Spain and Portugal. “With this strategic alliance, Euromanager reinforces its international character by becoming part of a global network that has been operating in more than 70 markets for over three decades and has around 600 consultants in


Options Group Releases Annual Pay Data Report to Wall Street

Options Group has just released its 2019/2020 Global Financial Markets Overview and Compensation Report, long considered the ‘gold standard’ for pay data metrics among banks and investment banks. This year’s report, “The Intersection of Disruptive Technology and Geopolitical Protectionism,” is chock full of key industry analytics, including financial market overviews, compensation summaries, salient predictions and


Academic Search Called in by Simpson College to Recruit New President

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been selected by Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa to find its next president. Search firm president Jay Lemons, senior consultant Wanda Bigham and associate consultant Penny Gibbons are leading the assignment. Jay Simmons is stepping down from the college’s top job, but will continue to serve in his current position until a successor


Waldron Tapped by Susan G. Komen Puget Sound to Find New Leader

Social sector focused executive search firm Waldron has been retained by the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound (Komen Puget Sound) to lead its search for a new executive director. Recruiting director Sarah Meyer is leading the assignment. Responsible for the success and sustainability of Komen Puget Sound, the new executive director will report to and work in close partnership

Stanton Chase Forms Global Partnership with Hofstede Insights

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has formed a global partnership with Hofstede Insights, a culture and strategy advisory & analytics organization. “I am pleased to announce this new memorandum of understanding between Stanton Chase and Hofstede Insights,” said Wassim Karkabi, global head of assessment and managing partner of the Stanton Chase Middle East and Greater China offices. “Our Middle East

Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for the San Francisco 49ers

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Alex Chang as chief marketing officer of the San Francisco 49ers. Managing director Diana Busino led the search along with recruiter Allie Crone. The 49ers wanted a proven marketing leader with a

Penna Joins Senior Management Worldwide

Penna Plc has become the U.K. member firm of Senior Management Worldwide (SMW), an international executive interim network. Taking over from a previous U.K. member firm, Penna will represent the U.K. in the SMW network. Joining the network of 15 partners will enable Penna’s executive recruitment and interim division to expand its international reach and support other interim businesses

Global Business CEOs Anticipate Hiring Uptick Over Next Three Years

Chief executives of global businesses say they are confident about the ability of their companies to grow over the next three years and are expressing confidence about the prospects for the global economy, according to the 2015 KPMG ‘CEO Outlook Study’ of 1,278 chief executives. Sixty-nine percent of CEOs in Europe, 66 percent in Asia Pacific and

Allen Austin Launches Healthcare Recruiting Practice

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has opened its new healthcare practice with the addition of Brian A. Johnston as senior partner and healthcare practice leader.  Mr. Johnston brings over 25 years of broad-based healthcare executive search management experience to the firm. From Allen Austin’s Nashville offices, Mr. Johnston will partner with board members and senior leadership within the healthcare

Storbeck / Pimentel Heading President Search for University of Wyoming

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has been selected by the University of Wyoming to lead its search for a new president. Current UW president Dick McGinity is stepping down after a year and a half on the job. He replaced Bob Sternberg, who resigned in November 2013 after less than five months as president. Trustee Jeff Marsh, who is chair

McDermott & Bull Recruits HR Head for Agility Fuel Systems

Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Nicole Arvizu as head of human resources with Agility Fuel Systems, a market leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of natural gas fuel systems for heavy duty trucks, buses and specialty vehicles. McDermott & Bull’s search process identified 123 candidates throughout Southern California, presenting six strong HR practitioners

Sanford Rose Associates Adds Smith Consulting Group to Network

The Sanford Rose Associates Executive Search Network has added The Smith Consulting Group, LLC, as the newest member of the Sanford Rose Associates (SRA) network of offices. Smith Consulting Group is an executive search firm specializing in mid- to senior-level positions in the civil engineering industry. The firm focuses on searches within the engineering, architecture, and IT industries and

Global Talent Shortages Expected to Continue Into 2016

Thirty-two percent of U.S. employers report difficulties filling job vacancies due to talent shortages, according to  the new Talent Shortage Survey by ManpowerGroup. This marks an eight percent decline from 2014. Globally, the percentage of employers experiencing difficulties continued to rise, increasing from 36 percent in 2014 to 38 percent in 2015. The survey polled 41,748 employers in 42

Spencer Stuart Heading CEO Search for Numerex

Numerex Corporation has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Current chairman and CEO, Stratton Nicolaides, will be assisting with the search process and will continue as CEO until a successor has been selected. He will then continue as executive chairman and help develop overall corporate strategy and provide leadership, and build consensus

AGB Search to Recruit Widener University President

Executive search firm AGB Search Inc. has been selected by Widener University to lead the search for its 10th president. The next president will succeed Dr. James T. Harris, who has led the University for the past 13 years. Dr. Stephen C. Wilhite, Widener’s provost, is serving as interim president through 2016. Consultants Dr. Thomas B. Courtice,

Former NFL Player Joins Alder Koten as Senior Advisor

Executive search firm Alder Koten has added former NFL kicker Raul Allegre as a consultant and senior advisor to the firm’s sports practice. He will collaborate in executive search work focused on CEOs, executives, and senior-level coaching talent. In addition, he will also participate in consulting engagements related to leadership and organizational effectiveness helping clients in the professional

Kingsley Gate Partners Adds Another CTPartners Recruiter

Former CTPartners recruiter Tom Koch has joined executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners as a senior partner. He joins fellow former CTPartners veterans Buster Houchins, Umesh Ramakrishnan, Raj Kapoor, and Adam P. Kohn, whot joined Kingsley Gate Partners over the past month. Mr. Koch’s clients include for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare and healthcare services, as well as Fortune 500 companies in life sciences, consumer/retail

Major League Baseball Taps Korn Ferry to Advance Senior-Level Minority and Female Hiring

In an effort to give minority and female candidates a better chance to land higher visibility positions, Major League Baseball has tapped Korn Ferry to provide league-wide talent support services, which includes assisting candidates who reach the interview process for baseball operations positions. MLB has instructed Korn Ferry to provide special emphasis to help some

Harvey Nash Opens in Singapore

Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has expanded its Asia Pacific business with the opening of a new office in Singapore. The firm has appointed Richard Goddard as managing director of South-East Asia operations. With over two decades of international search experience across the global technology marketplace, Mr. Goddard will lead the development of Harvey Nash’s South-East

Weatherbee Talent Group Launches to Serve PR Firms

Executive search firm Weatherbee Talent Group has been launched in Los Angeles by recruiting veteran Alan Weatherbee. The firm will specialize in placing senior level marketing, digital and PR professionals throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. With 12 years in executive search, Mr. Weatherbee previously served as senior vice president – talent search at global PR and strategic

JDG Associates Taps CEO for the Institute of Transportation Engineers

Search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has placed Jeffrey Paniati as executive director and chief executive officer of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Mr. Paniati will remain in his current position with the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as executive director, office of the administrator, until mid-October, after which time he will join

Mark Oppenheimer Explores the Evolving Relationship Between CHROs and Executive Recruiters

Mark Oppenheimer is managing partner for the Americas at Marlin Hawk, a leadership advisory and executive search firm with offices in London, New York, San Francisco and Hong Kong. Since joining the firm in 2005, he has been the driving force behind the expansion of Marlin Hawk in the U.S. In the following interview, Mr. Oppenheimer

A Pull-Back In Sentiment: Chief Executives Temper Hiring Plans

American CEOs are tempering their business plans for capital investment and hiring, reflecting concerns about the continued sub-par growth trajectory of the U.S. economy, according to the Business Roundtable second quarter 2015 ‘CEO Economic Outlook Survey,’ a composite of CEO projections for sales and plans for capital spending and hiring over the next six months. The Index declined

Egon Zehnder Recruits CEO for Nordic Financial Services Group Nordea

Egon Zehnder has assisted Nordea with its appointment of Casper von Koskull as president and chief executive officer. He will succeed Christian Clausen who has decided to step down after more than eight years as CEO of Nordea. The change will take effect on November 1 and Mr. Clausen will continue in an advisory role until the end of 2016, when he

Calibre One Adds Partners In Sydney and Shanghai

Executive search firm Calibre One has strengthened its presence in Asia Pacific with the additions of Ben Burrell as managing partner in Sydney and James Gathercole as partner in Shanghai. The search was managed by Rochelle Schumer of R&L Associates. Mr. Burrell most recently founded tech start-up company Opp Agent. He has a long executive search career and

Bespoke Partners Recruits CEO for SR Labs

Executive search firm Bespoke Partners has recruited Jennifer Nayar as chief executive officer of Street Response Laboratories (SR Labs), a provider of low latency enterprise market data and market access solutions for the financial industry. Ms. Nayar will draw upon her extensive expertise in the financial information and technology industry to drive continued global growth of SR Labs.

hrQ Appoints New President

Executive search and professional services firm hrQ has promoted Kathy Rapp to president. Ms. Rapp joined hrQ eight years ago in the role of managing director. She subsequently launched the firm’s Houston office and her role expanded to oversee hrQ’s growth across all of Texas. As president, she will remain based in Houston with operational leadership

U.K. Employers to Increase Hiring in Second Half of 2015

Heading into the second of 2015, British employers and job seekers are feeling positive about recruitment in the coming months, with 45 percent of employers polled set to hire permanent, full-time staff, according to CareerBuilder’s ‘U.K. Mid-Year Job Forecast.’ Another 43 percent plan to hire temporary or contract workers while three in 10 (27 percent) of workers

DHR Recruits CEO for Pittsburgh’s Riverlife

DHR International has placed Vivien Li as president and chief executive officer of Pittsburgh’s Riverlife. She begins her term on October 1. David P. Smith, executive vice president in DHR’s Pittsburgh office, led the search. Ms. Li will move to Pittsburgh from Boston, where she recently celebrated her 24th year with The Boston Harbor Association

Work&Partners Recruits Strategy Specialist for Ares & Co.

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has recruited Ravi Chauhan as partner for U.K. financial services specialist Ares & Co Strategy Consulting Limited. Alan J. Work led the search on behalf of Work&Partners. Mr. Chauhan will be responsible for delivering strategic and risk management insights over a range of projects within Ares & Co. “Ravi’s experience on the

Signium Grows Staff in Ireland

Executive search firm Signium International has appointed Paul Holland as consulting partner to lead recruiting efforts on behalf of the firm in the Irish market. Established in 1995, Signium Ireland has delivered 500-plus senior level assignments for leading Irish and global companies, across all major industry sectors. Mr. Holland previously founded Elevate Executive Selection, which provided search services across

Tatum Adds Client Services Partners In New England and the Southeast

Tatum, a Randstad company and leading interim services and executive consulting firm, has added Barbara Haith as client services partner in the New England region and Clint Williams as client service partner across Atlanta and the Southeastern U.S. Ms. Haith brings to the role more than 20 years of experience delivering professional services and workforce

30% Club Launches in Canada as Global Boardrooms Seek Gender Balance

The 30% Club, established five years ago with the goal of bringing FTSE 100 board membership representation of women to 30 percent by the end 2019, is set to launch in Canada next month. Victor Dodig, CEO of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, has been appointed to head the Canadian chapter, which includes 28 founding members, largely comprised of chairs

Heidrick & Struggles Recruits Providence Service Corp. CEO

Heidrick & Struggles has recruited James M. Lindstrom as president and chief executive officer of the Providence Service Corporation. Mr. Lindstrom has served as CFO of Providence since January. Chris Shackelton, who had taken on the role of interim CEO in June, will remain chairman of the board, a role he has held since 2012. Mr. Lindstrom previously served as chairman, president and

Witt/Kieffer Adds CTPartners Recruiter

Former CTPartners recruiter Morten Nielsen has joined executive search firm Witt/Kieffer as global managing director of the firm’s life sciences practice. Based in Cleveland, Mr. Nielsen brings extensive knowledge in life sciences and more than 10 years of experience in executive search, including various global leadership responsibilities with two international search firms. Mr. Nielsen has recruited board directors, CEOs,

Caldwell Partners Recruits Dynamic Dental Partners Director

Caldwell Partners has placed Kelly McCrann as a board director with Dynamic Dental Partners Group. Neal Maslan and John Blank, both partners within the firm’s life sciences and healthcare practice, led the search. Mr. McCrann currently serves as CEO of AdvoServ, a position he has held since March 2012. He is a senior healthcare operating

TRANSEARCH Adds Partners in London

Morgan Smith Limited founders Rob Morgan and Malcolm Smith have joined TRANSEARCH International as partners in London. Mr. Morgan has spent more than 30 years helping senior executives transform their organizations. Prior to founding Morgan Smith Limited he was a partner with Deloitte U.K. and before that served as a director with KPMG. Mr. Smith has over

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