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Envision Consulting Seeks Executive Director for Jay Nolan Community Services

Envision Consulting has been selected to find the next executive director for Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a Mission Hills, CA-based non-profit which provides support services to those with autism and other developmental disabilities. JNCS’ current leader, Jeff Strully, is retiring effective Dec. 31, after 25 years with the organization. The Pasadena, CA-based search firm

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Boyden Continues Recent Expansion in Chicago

Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. The firm recently named Chuck Pembroke as a partner in Chicago. Mr. Pembroke joins Boyden with a track record in consulting and executive leadership spanning general management, strategic planning, commercial, innovation and M&A roles. His work in executive search includes the placement of senior executives

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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.

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Rob Tillman Launches TillmanPartners; Kelly Carlson Joins PE Firm as Talent Head

Rob Tillman, a veteran executive recruiter and coach, has launched a new firm, TillmanPartners. The Scottsdale, AZ-based firm will provide executive search, integrated coaching and one-on-one coaching specializing in CFOs and CIOs. “I’ve been blessed to serve hundreds of leaders over the last three decades, and my focus on recruiting and coaching CFOs and CIOs

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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?

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IMSA Search Global Adds New Member in Denmark

Global recruiting consortiums continue to take advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Among them, executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners has added Danish search firm Brinch & Partners as its newest member. Brinch & Partners has maintained steady growth since its founding a decade ago. Its team includes founding partners Martin Bo Sørensen and Jens

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What Can HR Leaders Do Today to Prepare for Tomorrow?

Although it’s tempting – and exciting – to dig into predictions for the global workforce of 2030, it often isn’t practical to look that far into the future to determine our actions today. A recent publication from PwC, for example, reports five “megatrends” they believe will shape this future: technological breakthroughs, demographic shifts, rapid urbanization, shifts in

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Beecher Reagan and Hogan Assessments Launch Verity

Search firms continue to expand into new areas whether it be via acquisition, alliance or launching new services. The trend has been seen with large operations and small boutiques alike as recruiters hope to provide clients with best-in-class services for finding, assessing, onboarding and retaining their senior-level talent. The latest meeting of the minds? Executive search

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Odgers Berndtson Selected by the AAPA to Find New CEO

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has turned to global search firm Odgers Berndtson to find its next chief executive officer, following the retirement of long-time leader Kurt Nagle. Vice chairman and partner Tim McNamara is leading the assignment along with partner and practice leader Conrad Woody. William Friedman, chairman of the AAPA and CEO of Port

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Howe-Lewis International Seeks Chief Advancement Officers for Non-Profits

Executive recruitment firm Howe-Lewis International has been selected to find chief advancement officers for non-profit organizations in California and New York. Despite the differences in their missions, both the Palm Springs Art Museum and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) will rely on this key role to drive their fundraising. The Palm Springs Art Museum seeks

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ASCENT Select Strengthens Search Staff

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm ASCENT Select has expanded with the addition of John Bennett as a partner. His addition will bolster the firm’s expertise at placing mid- to senior-level executives in supply chain and logistics, finance, operations and sales. Mr. Bennett has more than 25 years of senior management experience in media, biotechnology, manufacturing,

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The Expanding Role of Culture in Search and Succession

Culture fit is hardly a new concept. Well before the rise of various models and frameworks to evaluate organizational culture, companies recognized the risk of hiring a cultural mismatch — such as the lone wolf in a company that values collaboration. New employees, especially leaders, who clash with the culture are often ineffective, and are

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The Koblentz Group Seeking CHRO for PRGX

Anyone with the ties to the human resources function knows how much it has evolved in recent years – and with it the role of the chief human resources officer (CHRO). The biggest shift has been in how the CHRO has progressed from fighting for a seat at the table to playing a key role

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Paschal•Murray Tapped by Lowell Observatory to Find Major Gifts Officer

Major gifts officers are among the most vital roles for educational institutions. 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 of not-for-profits everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of finding

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Kingsley Gate Creates New Global Knowledge Center

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has established a new global knowledge center which will serve as a foundational platform to its growing global client base. It will function as a strategic resource, initially focused on expanding the organization’s knowledge management function and strengthening research to facilitate business development and search execution. “We are excited to

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Inzito Partnership Creates CFO Practice

The Inzito Partnership, a London-based executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of a financial officer practice to serve what the organization says is a growing number of requirements in the field. Simon Bailey joins the company to lead the new practice, working on the appointment of CFOs and their leadership teams in the U.K.

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Demand for Interim Executives on the Rise

Across the board, in every industry, today’s candidate-driven market is fueled by growing demand for top talent against a landscape of short supply. This has led to nearly three million people being employed in temporary jobs, a number that is expected to grow at a healthy pace over the next few years as companies strive to

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Lands CEO for National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has recruited Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop as CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, chartered as one of the founding affiliates of the National Kidney Foundation in 1964. The assignment was conducted by Steven M. Derks, president and chief executive officer, along with principal Jennifer Deniz. “Because of the dedication and strength

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Preng & Associates Recruits CEO for Rosehill Resources

After a national search, executive recruitment firm Preng & Associates has placed David L. French as president and CEO of Rosehill Resources Inc. in Houston, TX. He will succeed Gary C. Hanna, who has served as interim president and CEO since September. Mr. Hanna will remain chairman of the company’s board of directors. “We are very pleased to have

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Sterling Martin Seeking CEO for Camp Fire

National youth development organization Camp Fire has enlisted Sterling Martin Associates to help find its next president and CEO. David S. Martin, managing partner; Tricia Bork Canavan, senior consultant; and Katherine Carter, senior executive recruiter, are conducting the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm. Camp Fire wants a CEO who will be an innovator to

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Publicis Media Creates Executive Search Practice

In what continues to be a trend among organizations, London-based Publicis Media has launched an executive search practice which will be led by veteran executive recruiter Julie Jeantet. Ms. Jeantet will work closely with existing senior recruiters Mary Hurlock-Murphy and Marcus Wainer and will oversee Publicis Media’s internal talent mobility program for leaders. “It has never

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CEO Confidence Falls as Workers Remain Optimistic

Although chief executives continue to be upbeat about the economy, their confidence levels have dropped in recent months, according to the latest report by the Conference Board. Meanwhile, the Worker Confidence Index (WCI) compiled by HRO Today Magazine and Yoh found that American workers’ confidence remained relatively stable last quarter and enjoyed a 2.6-point year-over-year rise compared to last year. “Despite

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Heidrick & Struggles Selected by Newell Brands to Find New CEO

Competition among consumer companies has never been fiercer. Customers are shopping in new and sometimes non-traditional ways as mass market retailers offer designer goods, brick and mortar staples are available on-line and venerable brands spin off agile brand extensions. Consumer companies are also keen to capitalize on the potential of emerging and high growth markets. All this

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RSR Partners Assists USA Rugby in CEO Search

USA Rugby has named an internal candidate, Ross Young, as its new chief executive officer. Executive recruitment firm RSR Partners led the search and assessment efforts. Mr. Young has been operating in the role since Dan Payne stepped down from the job in July to head operations with Rugby Americas. Based in Lafayette, CO, USA Rugby is the national governing

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Envision Consulting Finds New Leader for Jay Nolan Community Services

Pasadena, CA-based search firm Envision Consulting has placed Edward Amey as the new executive director of Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a Mission Hills, CA-based non-profit which provides support services to those with autism and other developmental disabilities. Jeff Strully retired in December after 25 years with the organization. “We are very fortunate to have

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Horton International Opens New Office in Dubai

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire recruiters and open locations. Among them, Horton International has strengthened its presence in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in Dubai. Horton International began its presence in the region by

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The Role Age Plays in the Talent Game

As e-commerce enters its second decade of maturity, a new generation of executives is entering the C-suite. Some of these professionals are self-made, having launched successful companies to become highly-visible 20- and-30-something CEOs. Others, prized for their digital fluency and new ways of thinking, are climbing the ranks in the fast track to the top.

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Big Ten Conference Taps Korn Ferry to Find New Commissioner

Korn Ferry will conduct the search for a new commissioner for the collegiate sports Big Ten Conference. Earlier this week it was announced that Jim Delany, who has held the commissioner role for 30 years, will step down when his contract expires at the end of June 2020. The search will be led by Jed

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Caldwell Finds Chief Credit Officer for OneMain Financial

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has recruited Dinesh Goyal as chief credit officer at OneMain Financial in New York. Paul Heller, managing partner of the firm’s global financial services practice, led the assignment along with partner Rich Perkey. In his new role, Mr. Goyal is responsible for managing credit, pricing, direct mail and digital marketing, and operational analytics. Mr. Goyal

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Raines International Appoints CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: New York-headquartered Raines International named COO Daniel R. Smith as its new president and CEO. Founder and current CEO Bruce R. Raines will continue with the firm as senior

Latin America Executive Search Consultants Grows Colombia and Central America Presence

Latin America Executive Search Consultants has established a presence in Colombia and Central America with the appointment of Alina Alvarez in Bogota, the firm’s fifth office. Ms. Alvarez was formerly an American business development executive with the Hispanic Business Initiative Fund. “By bringing together five well-established practices and serving the region seamlessly, this expansion is

Alternative Group Launches Venture in Ireland

Alternatives Group, a marketing and recruitment group co-founded in 2000 by Sandra Lawler, has launched Alternatives Elect, an executive search service aimed at the Irish market. Alternatives has appointed an advisory board for the new venture, which includes former senior Ulster Bank executive Carol Bolger, internet entrepreneur Niall Harbison, InterTradeIreland chief executive officer Liam Nellis

Higgins Executive Search Adds Consultant

Higgins Executive Search/Leaders & Co. has added Kimberley Puhach as a consultant in Winnipeg. Ms. Puhach was previously a strategic advisor for the Manitoba Government with an emphasis on skills training and development, engaging with the private sector, education, labor and community agencies/organizations. Previously, she worked in the non-profit sector on organizational development specifically relating

Hulce Associates Finds COO for Asbury Automotive

Hulce Associates has recruited David W. Hult as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Asbury Automotive. Mr. Hult previously served as COO of RLJ McLarty Landers. Asbury is a $5.3 billion automotive retailer located in Duluth, GA, an Atlanta suburb. Hulce Associates is an executive search firm specializing in financial officers recruitment for

Work&Partners Retained by Merrill Communications

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been selected by Merrill Communications, LLC to lead in its search for a new chief marketing officer. Merrill Communications is a provider of outsourced solutions for complex, regulated and confidential business information. Founded in 2002, Work&Partners recruits senior level executives for top management consulting organizations, technology firms and corporations.

Heidrick & Struggles Posts Five Percent Revenue Increase

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted third quarter revenues of $125.8 million, an increase of five percent from revenues of $119 million a year ago. Executive search and leadership consulting net revenue increased 2.7 percent year over year, or $3.1 million, to $115.5 million. The improvement was driven by performance in Europe, where revenue

Diversified Search Appoints Vice Chairman

Diversified Search has appointed Henry J. Scherck III (Terry) as vice chairman; he will continue to serve as a managing director in the firm's global life science practice. In this broader capacity, Mr. Scherck will focus on growing Diversified's life science practice with key clients in North America and globally, increasing the firm's impact in

Study Finds 10 Men for Every Woman Present in Biotech Boardrooms

Female board directors in U.S. & E.U. biotech companies account for only 9.7 percent and 11.2 percent of positions respectively, and only four percent of company chairpersons are female, according to a new gender diversity report, “Diversifying the Outlook – The X&Y of Biotechnology Leadership,” published by biotechnology-focused search firm Liftstream Ltd. The research covers

Reffett Associates Recruits CEO for Strack & Van Til

Reffett Associates, Ltd. has placed Ken Diehl as the new president and chief executive officer of Strack & Van Til. A 29-year grocery veteran, Mr. Diehl most recently served as EVP and chief merchandising and marketing officer for A&P. A subsidiary of Central Grocers, Strack & Van Til operates 20 stores, along with 16 Ultra

The Hollins Group Leading President Search for Grambling State University

Chicago-based executive search firm The Hollins Group has been retained by Grambling State University to lead its search for a new president. Dr. Frank Pogue stepped down as GSU president in June after serving for five years. Grambling State University (GSU) is a historically black, public, coeducational university, located in Grambling, Louisiana. With offices in

Amrop Strategis Names Managing Partner

Executive search firm Amrop Strategis has appointed Damian Ringwood as managing partner. He succeeds Sheamus Considine, who will continue his involvement with the firm, as chairperson. Mr. Ringwood has led Amrop Strategis’ financial services, professional services and healthcare practice areas since he joined the firm as partner in 2007. He has extensive experience having previously

RenaudFoster Finds CEO for WDBA

Canadian-based recruiter RenaudFoster has placed Michael Cautillo as president and chief executive officer for the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA). Mr. Cautillo was previously a partner with Deloitte Canada. WDBA is a Canadian parent Crown corporation which has the mandate to enable construction and operation of a new international crossing between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan.

Witt/Kieffer Handling President Search For Lindenwood University

Executive recruiter Witt/Kieffer has been selected by Lindenwood University to lead in its search for a new president. Lindenwood board chairman Jim J. Shoemake made the announcement, and said Witt/Kieffer has sought input from the board search committee, the board of directors, representatives of the faculty, staff, administration, students and alumni as the firm prepares

Preston & Partners Introduces Orion Talent

Preston & Partners will begin offering contingent search services under the trade name Orion Talent. The new practice will be led by David Preston, who will serve as Orion’s president. Joe Grabuskie, formerly director of staffing at a national contingency firm, has joined Orion Talent and will serve as managing director. The new firm will

The Woodmansee Group Merges with Franklin-Belle

The Woodmansee Group (TWG), an executive search firm based in Ohio, has merged with Nashville-based recruiting firm Franklin-Belle, which targets the healthcare industry. Both firms will continue to operate as separate business units under a combined organization. Each entity will retain its identity, branding, current service offerings and leadership structure. To foster cohesion between the

Korn Ferry Enters Partnership with PT. Combiphar in Indonesia

Korn Ferry has entered into a new partnership with PT. Combiphar to manage the company’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions. Korn Ferry will help provide a solution for finding the talent to support Combiphar’s long-term strategies. Combiphar is an Indonesian healthcare company focusing on marketing, manufacturing and distribution of more than 150 products nationwide. “Korn

Egon Zehnder Adds Consumer Specialist To Chile Office

Egon Zehnder has added Cristina Manterola to its Santiago, Chile office. Ms. Manterola will focus on the consumer and services sectors and provides a range of services from executive search to leadership and corporate governance consulting. She will be active in the firm’s diversity and inclusion team. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Ms. Manterola was

Robert Half Posts 14 Percent Q3 Revenue Increase

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted third quarter 2014 revenues of $1.22 billion, a 14 percent increase from revenues of $1.08 billion during the same period a year ago. All lines of business were seen to be growing in double-digits on a year-over-year basis. During the quarter, the company recorded earnings of $85.2 million, or $.63

Boyden Recruits CFO for Dyadic International

Boyden has placed Thomas Dubinski as vice president and chief financial officer of Dyadic International, Inc. Gary Kastenbaum, a partner with Boyden’s Summit, New Jersey office, led the search. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Dubinski served as a management consultant at CFO Solutions. He previously served as finance officer for Walgreens Infusion Services. Dyadic International

GRMSearch Expands in Asia

Executive search firm GRMSearch has expanded across the Asia Pacific region. The company’s Australian office has been re-launched under the leadership of legal recruiter Paul Garth. Based in Melbourne, Mr. Garth has over 13 years of experience working with international companies. GRMSearch has also partnered with a number of business representatives in Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore

Options Group Adds Partner

Global recruiting firm Options Group has named Richard Stein as partner in its New York and London offices. His expertise lies in the financial services industry, with a particular emphasis on wealth management, risk, capital markets, consumer banking, technology and operations. Mr. Stein joins from Caldwell Partners, where he was a partner based in New

ManpowerGroup Records Four Percent Revenue Gain

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN) has posted revenues of $5.4 billion for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, an increase of four percent from the year earlier period. Net income rose to $130.5 million, or $1.61 per share, compared to $94.7 million, or $1.18 per share, in the 2013 third quarter. Jonas Prising, ManpowerGroup CEO, said, “Our third

Russell Reynolds Associates Selected by West Pharmaceutical to Lead CEO Search

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by West Pharmaceutical Services to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Donald E. Morel Jr., Ph.D., chairman of the board and current CEO, has announced his intention to retire. West Pharmaceutical Services works side-by-side with its healthcare partners from concept to the patient, designing and

Spencer Stuart Leading Athletic Director Search for U-Cal, Berkeley

Spencer Stuart has been selected by the University of California, Berkeley to lead in its search for a new athletic director. Mike Williams is currently serving as its interim athletic director. Berkeley is the flagship institution of the 10 campus University of California system and one of only two UC campuses operating on a semester

Antal International and WorldBridge Partners Create Joint Company

Search firms Antal International and WorldBridge Partners have joined forces. The joint group will encompass more than 137 offices and over 800 consultants, giving access to clients and candidates in 35 countries including the U.S., Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Panama. “We’re already well-established in Europe, the Middle East, India, Asia and Africa and recently

RSR adds Partner in Chicago

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm, has added Jim Whittle as principal in the firm's Chicago office within its consumer goods and services and healthcare practices. Mr. Whittle brings a career in senior leadership positions at global Fortune 500 and start-up companies such as JDSU Flex Products, NanoInk, Meiji Seika, United Biscuits,

Executives Online Opens in Toronto

International interim management and executive recruitment company Executives Online has opened a new office in Toronto to further strengthen its international presence to 30 offices in Europe, Africa and North America. Jonathan Katz will head up the new Canadian office, the first North American base for Executives Online, and will be responsible for enhancing, structuring

Curzon Partnership Retained by Oil & Gas UK for CEO Search

London-headquartered search firm The Curzon Partnership has been selected by Oil & Gas UK to head its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Malcolm Webb intends to retire next year. Established in April 2007, Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. The

Gans, Gans & Associates Heading CEO Search for Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Executive search firm Gans, Gans & Associates has been selected by the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Shurl R. Montgomery is retiring on Dec. 31 after 10 years of service. The Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) is a national leader in

Diversified Search Appoints Head of Global Life Sciences Practice

Diversified Search has appointed Henry Miller as practice leader for the firm's global life science search practice. Mr. Miller previously served as senior vice president and global life sciences practice leader with Solomon Page Group. He began his search career at Heidrick & Struggles where he spent six years within the firm's healthcare & life

Allen Austin Adds Senior Partner in Seattle

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has added Matt Brynildson as a senior partner in its Seattle office. Mr. Brynildson has over 20 years of global human resources experience in both corporate roles and with leading HR consulting firms. He has particular expertise in leadership coaching, change management, mergers and acquisitions, organizational design, and executive

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