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Davies Park Executive Search Seeks CEO, CFO for Fort McKay First Nation

Canada-based Davies Park Executive Search has been enlisted to find both the next chief executive officer and chief financial officer for Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN), an Indian government in Alberta. Davies Park partner Allan Nelson and senior consultant Sonny Kapoor are leading the searches. As the most senior management employee within the corporate structure,

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Summit Recruitment & Search and Kama Kazi Africa Merge

Summit Recruitment & Search and Kama Kazi Africa Ltd. have merged to become the largest recruitment firm in East Africa, offering staffing solutions across the African continent at all levels. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Summit has primarily conducted executive search assignments in a large variety of specialized sectors, serving clients across East Africa, South Africa

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.


Renovata Strengthens Search Team in New York

Renovata, a global executive search firm with offices in London, New York, Berlin and Stockholm, has expanded with the addition of former Marlin Hawk consultant George Mazzella. He joins the firm’s New York office and will help its expansion efforts across North America. Mr. Mazzella delivers both retained executive search and leadership advisory services to both

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?


Curran Daly & Associates Opens New Office in Vietnam

Curran Daly & Associates, an executive search firm serving the Philippines, has opened a new office in Vietnam. With nearly 10 years in the search industry, Curran Daly will look to meet the talent needs of multinationals currently operating and those looking to enter the Vietnam market. “We are excited about our launch into Vietnam as


Talent Shortages and How to Address Them

Today’s employers must contend with a perfect storm of talent supply and demand challenges. Unemployment rates hover near historic lows. New technologies raise the demand for new skills. Many older workers are retiring, and companies face new competitors in the race to acquire talent while retaining the workers they have. For employers, embracing practices to

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Association Strategies Tapped to Find CEO for American Academy of Nursing

Non-profit recruiting specialist Association Strategies has been selected by the American Academy of Nursing in Washington, D.C., to find its next chief executive officer. The search is being led by Pamela Kaul, president of the search firm. In a twist, the assignment is being conducted with the support of Chicago-based Tuft & Associates. The nursing academy’s

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Cook Silverman Seeking Major Gifts Officer for Golden Gate University

For universities, major gift officers are among the most vital roles. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of finding major gift officers


Chasm Partners Forms Recruiting Alliance with Clarify Health Solutions

Executive search firm Chasm Partners has been retained to help build out the management team of Clarify Health Solutions, a pioneer in real-time care optimization technology. The firm is leading multiple executive-level searches for Clarify Health’s San Francisco office. “We are pleased that Clarify Health has chosen our team to spearhead its executive search process for several key hires at


Optimum Talent Expands Montreal Office

Toronto-headquartered Optimum Talent has continued its recent expansion with the additions of Robert Racine, Nathalie Dallaire, Claudia Pascu and Bruno Ouellette to its Montreal office. “It is with great pride that we have been growing our team on a continual basis, integrating players whose talent, creativity and high standards of excellence enable us to meet the exciting and


Search Firms Focus on Innovative Ways to Manage Growth and Expansion

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, DRG Search and ZRG Partners recently added Amichaim Abramson as chief strategy officer and Alex Bennett as chief growth officer, respectively. Mr. Abramson will collaborate with the DRG team to continue providing top-notch executive search services across the non-profit

New York City Ballet Taps Phillips Oppenheim to Find Artistic Director

A number of executive search firms have been on the hunt for artistic directors for their non-profit clients. New York City Ballet (NYCB) and the School of American Ballet (SAB) is the latest — selecting boutique recruiters Phillips Oppenheim to help find its next artistic leader. Principal Sarah James and partner Becky Klein are leading the assignment. Peter

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Acertitude Lands New CFO for Binary Tree

Executive search firm Acertitude has placed Stacie Wolf as the new CFO of Binary Tree, a worldwide leader in enterprise digital IT transformations. Senior partner Scott Carberry headed the search, recruiting Mr. Wolf in 60 days. “Stacie’s capacity to build financially strong businesses combined with her diverse software background made her an excellent addition for this award-winning software


Diversified Search Appoints General Counsel

Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive recruitment firms in the U.S., has continued its recent expansion with the addition of seasoned Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) executive Denielle Pemberton-Heard as its new general counsel and managing director. She will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. “Talented, driven, and with a deep professional network


PRAXI Alliance Adds New Member Firm in Finland

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search recently added HRS Advisors in

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Russell Reynolds Associates Moves Former Heidrick CEO to No. 2 Post at National Geographic

Executive recruiting at times can make strange bedfellows. Russell Reynolds Associates recently placed Heidrick & Struggles’ chairman Tracy R. Wolstencroft as president and CEO of the National Geographic Society. The search for a new leader started in March when Gary Knell stepped down to become CEO of National Geographic Partners, the society’s joint venture with 21st Century

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Spencer Stuart Tapped by AutoNation to Find Next CEO

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained by AutoNation to lead its search for a new CEO. Mike Jackson is stepping down in 2019 after serving some 20 years in the role. He will remain as executive chairman through 2021. The search will include both internal and external candidates. “The company is ready for its next

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Higher Education Leadership Search Seeks Deans for Auburn University at Montgomery

Higher Education Leadership Search is spearheading searches for two deans for Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) in Alabama. Consultant Larry Benefield is leading the search for the next dean for the College of Sciences while consultant Alan Medders is in charge of finding the new dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.


Vaco Enters Three New U.S. Markets

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has recently expanded into Denver, Pittsburgh, and Winston-Salem/Greensboro, NC. As executive partners, Vaco’s Renee Fisher and Kevin Witt help chart the strategic course in the firm’s many local markets. “Vaco is thrilled to extend our national footprint and bring our consultative approach to talent and solutions to Denver, Pittsburgh and Winston-Salem/Greensboro,” said Ms. Fisher. “Vaco was built to be a


IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added People & Performance A/S in Denmark as its newest member firm. “Denmark is an important market with many international knowledge-intensive companies with cross-border recruitment needs, and with IRC Denmark our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,” said IRC. People

Egon Zehnder Partners with Leadership Development Firm Mobius

Now more than ever, the world needs great leaders. But for leaders to best transform their organizations, they must first embrace their own transformation and continually work on self-improvement. In response, global search firm Egon Zehnder has formed a partnership with leadership development firm Mobius Executive Leadership. The alliance combines the firms’ proprietary methods for

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Russell Reynolds Associates Finds New CEO for State Employees Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

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Michelle Whiting & Associates Tapped to Find CEO for Pacific Chorale

Michelle Whiting & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for non-profit organizations, has been selected to find the next chief executive officer for Costa Mesa, CA-based Pacific Chorale, a professional choir. “The successful CEO will have an unprecedented opportunity to have a significant impact on the financial stability of a flourishing and increasingly high profile arts


Gray Scalable Names Head of Executive Search

New York-headquartered executive search firm Gray Scalable has named Eric Tenety as head of executive search. For over 17 years, Mr. Tenety has served venture capital and private equity portfolio companies as well as publicly-listed businesses undergoing transformation through the acquisition of innovative talent. He has worked with a number of founders, operators and investors


Gerard Daniels Names Alison Gaines as CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Perth, Australia-based executive search firm Gerard Daniels has appointed Alison Gaines as the company’s global CEO. Following a 12-year tenure as the head of its board consulting


Leathwaite Appoints Head of Americas to Focus on Growth and Branding

Veteran executive search consultant Paul Groce has joined Leathwaite as head of the firm’s Americas region in an effort to increase its reach and further expand its brand outside the U.K. “The continued expansion of our U.S. business is central to Leathwaite’s future international growth strategy, and we are absolutely delighted to have hired Paul Groce to

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SearchWide Global Seeks New Leader for Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in

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Korn Ferry Finds CEO for American College of Cardiology

Following a six-month nationwide search, Korn Ferry placed Timothy W. Attebery as the new CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Shalom Jacobovitz, who led the organization for five years, left the college in January to head a new biopharmaceutical company. Thomas Giella, chairman of Korn Ferry’s healthcare services practice, and Lorraine Lavet, sector leader for associations,


Sports Group International Appoints New Leadership

Sports Group International, an executive search firm serving the sports industry, has named Julie Yochim as its new president following the retirement of Joe White. Ms. Yochim joined the firm five years ago as an executive search consultant. She focuses on providing leadership and a technical expertise that will serve SGI’s clients in an ever-changing

Alexander Hughes Expands in Middle East and Africa

Alexander Hughes has added offices in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Benin, Togo, Cameroun, Algeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The recent additions bring the firm’s global coverage to 53 offices in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Didier Acouétey will lead the offices in Dakar, Abidjan, Cotonou, Lomé and Douala, which

Direct Recruiters Grows Healthcare IT Practice

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has named Jason Toth as a project manager for the firm’s healthcare IT practice. Mr. Toth focuses on placing talent within the healthcare software and services arena. He was formerly an executive team leader, manager with Target. Founded in 1983, DRI is an executive search and staffing firm that conducts assignments

CFR Global Executive Search Expands in Ireland

CFR Global Executive Search has brought Dublin-based RFC Executive Search into its portfolio of partners as part of the firm’s campaign to increase its presence in Europe, the Americas and Asia. RFC Executive was established over 15 years ago by Robert Ferry to provide recruitment, search and talent management services to Irish and international business.

B.E. Smith Recruits CEO for Tri-City Medical Center

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has placed Tim Moran as the new chief executive officer of Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, CA. Formerly, Mr. Moran served as chief executive officer at Valley Hospital in Spokane, WA. “Tri-City Medical Center was seeking an experienced senior healthcare executive to strategically lead operations during this period of great

Organization Consulting Ltd. Retained by Clearview Township in Ontario

North York, Toronto-headquartered search firm Organization Consulting Ltd. has been selected by Clearview Township to lead in its search for a new chief administrator officer, according to industry sources. Current CAO Sue McKenzie is retiring at the end of July. Clearview is an incorporated township in Simcoe County in Central Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1982,

Hanover Search Group Structures Management Buy-Out

London-based Hanover Search Group has structured a change of ownership by way of a management buy-out. After 18 years together Patrick Field has sold his majority stake in the business to James Emmett for an undisclosed sum. Mr. Emmett will assume the responsibility of Group CEO and has invited Paul Groarke and Stephen Phipps to

Notogroup Expands in Boulder

Portland OR-headquartered executive search firm Notogroup has opened a second location in Boulder and has hired Candie Fisher as principal and account director. Ms. Fisher comes to Notogroup with over 19 years of hiring experience in leadership positions at a diverse range of organizational disciplines, including operations, product development, marketing, sales, customer service, production, and

Lucas Group Names Director of IT

Search firm Lucas Group has named Stephen Miller as director of information technology in its Atlanta headquarters office. Mr. Miller joins the firm from Intown Suites Management, where he served as IT director. At Lucas Group, he is responsible for researching, implementing and maintaining the firm’s technological strategic solutions as well as managing the functional

Morgan Samuels Finds New Vice President of IT for SolarCity

Morgan Samuels, an L.A.-based human capital consulting firm, has placed Vinay Kudithipudi as vice president, information technology at SolarCity. Mr. Kudithipudi was most recently director of information technology for the infrastructure and information security functions at Gogo, Incorporated. “Vinay has the domain expertise, as well as the leadership qualities and intellectual horsepower to set and

Parker Executive Search Leading Assignment for Georgia College

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search is currently leading the search for a new director of the school of nursing for Georgia College. Vice president Katie Bain and associate Jacob Anderson are leading the assignment. The College of Health Sciences offers an upper-division nursing degree major. Parker Executive Search conducts executive searches globally for corporations, colleges and

Gilbert Tweed Names Managing Director

Search firm Gilbert Tweed Associates has named Elissa Morano as a managing director in its New York office. Ms. Morano, who has 20 years of experience in executive search, was previously president and COO of Cornell Global in New York. She has deep HR experience including talent management, employee relations, performance management, succession planning, training

JDG Associates Places Executive Director of AMVETS

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has placed Kent Clark as the new executive director of AMVETS National Service Foundation. Most recently, Mr. Clark served as the chief of appropriations/national security director for the chairman emeritus of the House Appropriations Committee and the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee for Defense. AMVETS National Service Foundation

SWBi International Recruits COO for Oshean, Inc.

Executive search firm SWBi International has recruited Chip Tolbert as the chief operating officer of Oshean, Inc. Mr. Tolbert was formerly chief executive officer of Tolbert Consulting, LLC. Oshean delivers carrier class optical transport, advanced IP-based networking and innovative cloud-based solutions to Community Anchor Institutions and the communities they serve. SWBi International provides global executive

Odgers Berndtson Adds Partner to Lead CIO/CTO Practice in New York

Odgers Berndtson has added Amy Orlich as a partner to lead the firm's CIO/CTO and financial technology practices in New York. Ms. Orlich will focus on domestic and global searches for C-suite executives, as well as corporate and divisional CIOs, CTOs, and leaders in architecture, applications development, infrastructure and information security across a broad spectrum

Sheffield Haworth Adds Managing Director in London

Sheffield Haworth has added Jon Regan in London as managing director & global head of electronic markets, prime services and infrastructures (EMPSI). Having worked in financial markets recruiting and executive search since 1996, Mr. Regan was a founding partner of Riversdale Consulting, where he was responsible for electronic trading, prime brokerage, securities services, sales and

Xpress Recruitment Adds Director to Middle East and Asia Division

Edinburgh-based Xpress Recruitment, specialists in hospitality, retail and sales recruitment, has named Annie Boslem as associate director of its new Middle East and Asia executive search and selection division. Ms. Boslem has more than 20 years’ experience within the hotel industry, having held positions at Starwood, Inter-Contienental, Shangri-La and Taj Hotels. She moved to the

Waldron Announces Promotion

Social sector focused executive search firm Waldron has promoted Michael Kaemingk to senior consultant. Mr. Kaemingk will interact directly with clients and candidates, and support with outreach and research. His experience includes startup social enterprise and field work abroad. Headquartered in Seattle with additional offices in Portland, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Boise, Waldron has

Leadership Search Partners Opens Search for California State Parks Foundation

Leadership Search Partners is currently leading the search for a new vice president of development for the California State Parks Foundation, the statewide independent non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and advocating for California’s state park system. Leadership Search Partners provides executive search services to community-based non-profit organizations, specializing in recruiting executive directors/CEOs and members

ChampionScott Partners Completes Search for Neustar

ChampionScott Partners has placed Michael Schoen as vice president, marketing services at Neustar, Inc. Most recently, Mr. Schoen was executive vice president, product at Mediabrands Audience Platform (MAP), a unit within IPG Mediabrands. Neustar is a provider of real-time, cloud-based information services and analytics enabling marketing and IT security professionals to promote and protect their

Allen Austin Opens in London and Taipei

Global retained search and leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has added an office in London and Taipei, Taiwan. The new offices are part of a larger, global expansion that has been occurring over the last year and will continue through 2015. Stephen Buchanan becomes a partner overseeing the U.K. location and Stephanie Chang will head

Vaco Acquires 50 Percent of Focus Search

Nashville-based Vaco, a consulting and strategic talent acquisition firm, has acquired 50 percent of Focus Search. Established in 2001 as Kraft Search Associates, healthcare-oriented Focus Search specializes on board director, C-level and VP positions. Now doing business as Focus Search Partners, A Vaco Company, the firm will overlay its retained search services across Vaco’s 28

One Third of Companies Lack Next Generation Leadership Bench Strength

Thirty percent of organizational leaders do not feel their organization is ready to promote its talent, while 70 percent of executives feel their organizations are either ready now or somewhat ready, according to a report by Korn Ferry. Thirty-nine percent of those surveyed believe their organizations either mostly or fully have the right talent to

Kaye/Bassman Leading President Search for Pepper-Lawson Construction

Kaye/Bassman International Corp. has been selected by Pepper-Lawson Construction to lead in its search for a new president. Pepper-Lawson is a Houston based, full service construction firm providing construction management, general contracting and design-build services for 31 years. Kaye/Bassman was founded in 1981 and provides global executive search and recruiting solutions with an expertise in

Championscott Partners Completes Search For Neustar

Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has placed Tony Kueh as vice president mobile & carrier solutions at Neustar. Mr. Kueh joins the company from SAP America, where he most recently was global vice president of solutions & product management leading strategy, product management and go-to-market for SAP's global mobile platform and mobile security products. “We

Egon Zehnder Forms Media, Entertainment & Sports (MES) Practice

Egon Zehnder has integrated three of its industry sub-practices into a newly formed global Media, Entertainment & Sports (MES) practice that will focus on executive level search and succession planning, leadership assessment and development, as well as board leadership. The MES practice group is expected to have close links to the firm's global technology and

Ferguson Partners Adds Managing Director in Chicago

Global executive search firm Ferguson Partners Ltd. has added Dorothy M. Billingsly in its Chicago office as a managing director. She will focus on leading and building the firm's executive search healthcare practice, serving clients and expanding FPL's complementary healthcare practice services in executive compensation, succession planning, board assessment and recruitment, and organizational, financial and

Harvey Nash Announces Promotions

Harvey Nash, an IT recruitment, IT outsourcing/offshoring and executive search firm, has promoted Molly Kane to managing director of the firm’s Washington state market and Jacob Tavares as managing director for Colorado. Both will be responsible for new business development and ensuring talent delivery service to the firm’s current roster of clients. Ms. Kane joined

Battalia Winston Places CEO at ALPFA

Search firm Battalia Winston has recruited Charles P. Garcia to serve as the new chief executive officer of ALPFA. Susan Medina, partner, led the assignment for the firm. Mr. Garcia most recently served as CEO of Garcia Trujillo Holdings LLC, a merchant banking, private equity and consulting firm. ALPFA is the largest Latino professional organization

McDermott & Bull Places IT AVP at Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport

Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Mark Friedman as assistant vice president of information technology with Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport. The search was conducted by Christopher Bull, managing partner and Bill Brewer, principal consultant. Mr. Friedman previously worked for Southern Counties Express as the director of information technology. “In this top IT role,

RSA Appoints Head of North America

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has appointed Elizabeth McCabe as head of RSA North America. In her new role, she will be leading the expansion of the firms’ North American capabilities. RSA has also relocated its U.S. headquarters offices to New York City. Currently RSA has offices in London,

Aventine Hill CFOs Names Managing Director in Houston

Roy Bowman has joined Aventine Hill CFOs as managing partner in Houston. Mr. Bowman’s 30-year career includes serving as chief executive officer, executive vice president, chief financial officer, and controller for companies in the manufacturing, aviation, energy trading, oil and gas exploration, residential construction, mortgage lending, real estate, and automotive retail sectors. He formerly worked

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