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McDermott & Bull Ramin Baschshi CEO UCP Orange County
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McDermott & Bull Finds CEO for UCP of Orange County

The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector has grown by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms

Stanton Chase Opens Office Washington, D.C.

Stanton Chase Opens Office in Washington, D.C.

Stanton Chase International is continuing with its growth strategy, recently opening a new office in Washington, D.C. Jeff Perkins, a veteran executive search professional, has been appointed managing director of the location. He will work closely with managing director Lyn Cason of the firm’s Baltimore office. In addition to his managing director responsibilities, Mr. Perkins will focus

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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.

U.K.-based Berwick Partners Launches New Office Amsterdam

U.K.-based Berwick Partners Launches New Office in Amsterdam

Birmingham, England-based Berwick Partners has opened a new office in Amsterdam. The move marks the executive recruitment firm’s first foray onto the continent of Europe. It comes as part of a broader growth strategy that includes the opening of two new practices and several new hires. The launch comes in response to growing demand for Berwick

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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?

ManpowerGroup Posts 16 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase U.S. Business Falters

ManpowerGroup Posts 16 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase, But U.S. Business Falters

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted first quarter revenues of $5.5 billion, an increase of 16 percent from $4.8 billion the prior year. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.53 billion. Results were significantly impacted by stronger foreign currencies relative to the U.S. dollar compared to the prior year period. The Milwaukee-based recruiting company also

CEO Confidence Continues to Rise

CEO Confidence Continues to Rise

The Conference Board’s latest measure of CEO confidence, which rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2017, made further gains in the first quarter of 2018. The measure now reads 65, up from 63 in the last quarter of 2017. A reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses. “CEOs remain positive

Holden Richardson Finds New Leader for Oerlikon Drive Systems, China
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Holden Richardson Finds New Leader for Oerlikon Drive Systems, China

Holden Richardson, an executive search firm based in Winnetka, IL, has helped to place the new president and CEO of Oerlikon Drive Systems, China. Ken Wang brings to Oerlikon a background in engineering and operations, firsthand knowledge of gear design and production, lean engineering and manufacturing practices, experience working for Western employers, extensive knowledge of

Acertitude Places Robert A. Santella CEO IPC
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Acertitude Places CEO at IPC

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited Robert A. Santella as the new CEO of IPC, a global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the financial markets community. He succeeds Neil Barua, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Co-founder and managing partner Rick DeRose led the search along with senior partner Scott Carberry.

ZRG Partners Names Board Practice Leader

ZRG Partners Names Board Practice Leader

Director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. Heightened expectations now placed on boards have elevated both the professional standards and personal commitment required of all directors. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. In an effort to help

Russell Reynolds Associates Names European Regional Co-Heads

Russell Reynolds Associates Names European Regional Co-Heads

Russell Reynolds Associates has named Patrick Johnson and Matthias Oberholzer as regional co-heads for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition, James Roome will now lead the U.K. office. “This leadership team is well-positioned to help clients navigate global uncertainty and the potential impact of the Brexit transition in the region,” said the firm. “As leaders with significant experience in guiding


10 Things to Consider When Selecting a Search Firm

Choosing an executive recruitment firm is nothing to take lightly. Recruiters, and the search firms they represent, are not all created equal. And whatever choice a company makes can have big consequences in terms of a proper working relationship between clients, recruiters, the candidates they provide and the ultimate choice for the job opening. In

Boyden Guith, Wadiak, Patout board of directors Goodwill Industries International
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Boyden Fills Board Positions for Goodwill Industries

Boyden has placed Joe Guith, Matthew Wadiak and Etienne Patout as members of the board of directors at Goodwill Industries International. “After an exhaustive search, Boyden is enthusiastic about the talent that Joe, Matthew and Etienne bring to the Goodwill team,” said Alicen Blair-Sibly, a managing partner of Boyden in Atlanta. “Each new board member

David Barrett Partners Srinivas Pulavarti CIO Emory University
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David Barrett Partners Places CIO at Emory University

Executive recruitment firm David Barrett Partners has placed Srinivas Pulavarti as vice president and chief investment officer (CIO) for Emory University in Atlanta. Firm founder David Barrett led the search. Mr. Pulavarti will be responsible for overseeing the university’s investment portfolio of close to $6.9 billion. He succeeds Mary Cahill, who retired last summer. Christopher

locap Search Annette Krassner CEO

Glocap Search Taps Investment Management Veteran as CEO

Glocap Search recently named investment management veteran Annette Krassner as its new CEO. She succeeds founder Adam Zoia, who will remain chairman of the firm. The hiring of Ms. Krassner brings a proven leader, relationship-builder and domain expert to Glocap to continue its core advisory principles, said the firm. “Annette is superbly qualified to succeed

Regina Glocker Ridgeway Partners New York

Ridgeway Partners Strengthens U.S. Search Staff

London-headquartered executive search firm Ridgeway Partners has expanded its operations in the U.S. with the addition of Regina Glocker as a partner in its New York office. Ms. Glocker specializes in executive searches within banking and capital markets and the three lines of defense for financial institutions, fintech companies, private equity portfolio companies and other corporates.


HR Leaders Rethink the Role of Talent

Driven by dramatic and irreversible trends in labor demographics and technology, companies are under tremendous pressure to rethink the role of talent. This is so significant that for HR leaders, developing an agile workforce is more than twice as important (53 percent to 19 percent) as “investing in artificial intelligence and automation,” according to a

IBHS Roy Wright CEO Lapham Group
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The Lapham Group Lands CEO for Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety 

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) in Tampa, FL has named Roy Wright as its next president and CEO. Craig Lapham, CEO of executive recruitment firm the The Lapham Group, conducted the search. To ensure a smooth operational transition, Mr. Wright will work with current IBHS president and CEO Julie Rochman, who

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DRG Search Places CEO at NORWESCAP

The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms have

Top Gun Ventures Opens Office Denver

Top Gun Ventures Opens Office in Denver

Plano, TX-based executive search firm Top Gun Ventures has opened a new office in Denver with the addition of Laura Marriott as partner. This is the firm’s eighth location. “Laura’s global mobile tech and marketing expertise has placed her at the forefront of today’s digital transformation,” said Peter Donovan, managing partner of Top Gun Ventures. “The challenge and

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Three Search Firms Join Forces to Form HealthSearch Partners

Consultants from three executive search firms have joined forces to launch a new search platform, HealthSearch Partners, specializing in identifying and placing transformational, mission-minded CEOs and senior leaders in healthcare systems. “Health system boards now have an even better option than the customary ‘Big Four’ search firms,” said Keith Southerland, board chair, HealthSearch Partners. “Our


7 Characteristics of a Great Recruiter

According to a report by talent consultant Kevin Sheridan, 86 percent of executive search firms feel they are doing a good job recruiting, yet only 60 percent of candidates report having a positive experience during the recruiting process with them. Mr. Sheridan is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, a New York Times best-selling author and a sought-after voice

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Harris Search Associates and RGC Search Seek President for the University of Puthisastra

The University of Puthisastra (UP) in Cambodia has retained the services of Harris Search Associates and RGC Executive Search to finds its next president. Jeffrey Harris, founder and managing partner of Dublin, OH-based Harris Search, and Anthony Ainsworth, director of Bangkok, Thailand-based RGC Search, are leading the assignment. The organizations are members of IIC Partners,

Turnkey Sports Sean Walker Philadelphia Phillies CTO
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Turnkey Sports Lands CTO for the Philadelphia Phillies

Specialist recruiters Turnkey Sports and Entertainment has placed former Tampa Bay Lightning executive Sean Walker as the Philadelphia Phillies’ new vice president and chief technology officer. “Sean has a proven ability to successfully restructure IT departments from the ground up,” said Dave Buck Phillies’ executive vice president. “We are fortunate to have him on board to take the Phillies to

MCG Partners VP Consulting John Griffith

MCG Partners Names VP of Consulting Services

MCG Partners, a Boston, MA-based talent management and leadership development firm, has expanded with the addition of John Griffith as vice president of consulting services. In his new role, Mr. Griffith is responsible for driving the growth of the organization, a woman-owned, management consultancy specializing in leadership development, executive coaching, talent management, organizational effectiveness, management

NGS Global George Johnson Jonathan Falconer

NGS Global Appoints New Leaders for Japan

Executive search firm NGS Global has added George Johnson and Jonathan Falconer as new managing partners to head its Japanese office in Tokyo. With over 37 years of executive search experience combined, the new leaders will join forces to lead in the development of a broader and deeper level of capabilities within the Japanese market. “We are excited

AMN Healthcare Completes $195 Million in Acquisitions

AMN Healthcare Completes $195 Million in Acquisitions

As demand for talent remains strong, healthcare companies continue to consolidate. But it is more than hospitals that are in the market for acquisitions. Service providers, too, are playing their part in transforming the sector. AMN Healthcare Services, a provider of healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, has completed two acquisitions: MedPartners, a national mid-revenue cycle firm,

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Cobb Electric
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CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Cobb Electric

A variety of non-profit trade associations have turned to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Peter Heintzelman as the new president and CEO of Cobb Electric Membership Corp. (Cobb EMC). He replaces Chip Nelson, who is retiring after 45 years with the Marietta, GA-based electric cooperative. Chris Guiney, partner

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Higher Education Leadership Search Seeks Chief Compliance Officer for University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Higher Education Leadership Search has been selected by the University of Texas of the Permian Basin to lead in its search for a chief compliance officer. Consultants Geralyn Franklin and Alan Medders are leading the assignment. The incoming executive will oversee and coordinate university-wide compliance and risk-management activities, ensuring that the school and its employees are complying


N2Growth Acquires Data and Analytics Firm Q5 Division

King of Prussia, PA-based N2Growth, a global leadership and talent advisory firm focusing on human and organizational performance, has acquired an interest in Q5 Division, an Indiana-based predictive data and analytics firm. Q5, which was founded five years ago, has established a global reputation for unlocking hidden value and providing new consumer/market insights through intelligent

Korn Ferry International Adds Senior Partner in Global Technology Practice

Korn/Ferry International has added Keith Deussing as a senior client partner in the firm's global technology practice. He will be based out of Korn/Ferry's Princeton office. Mr. Deussing joins Korn/Ferry from Heidrick & Struggles, where he served as senior partner in the technology and industrial practices. He works closely with high growth companies, having served

Alexander Mann Solutions to be Acquired by New Mountain Capital

New Mountain Capital LLC, a private equity investor, has signed an agreement to acquire Alexander Mann Solutions, a London-based talent acquisition and management business. The transaction is subject to EU Competition Commission approval. New Mountain will support Alexander Mann Solutions to further develop their integrated offering of outsourcing and consultancy services which help international organizations

Wurster Partners Recruits COO for Rock Gaming

Executive search firm Wurster Partners has placed Mark Dunkeson as president and chief operating officer of Rock Gaming LLC, a Midwest-based gaming partnership focused on the development of urban casinos. Mr. Dunkeson previously served as senior vice president of operations for several multi-property divisions of Station Casinos LLC since 2008. Wurster Partners is a specialized

CDI Corp. Posts Flat Q3 Revenues

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI), a Philadelphia-based provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted third quarter revenues of $277.9 million, a decrease of less than one percent from a year ago. The company reported net income of $4.5 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, versus net income of $5.3 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, in the prior-year quarter.

CFO and Managing Partner Depart Options Group

Ike Suri, co-president and chief financial officer, and Gene Shen, managing partner, have left global recruiting firm Options Group. Mr. Suri resigned to pursue other opportunities including launching a merchant bank, Pelican Point Capital Partners LLC. Mr. Shen also departed to pursue other interests. Mike Karp, Options Group CEO, said: “Mr. Suri has been with

Fesa Global Executive Search Adds New VP and Partner

Fesa Global Executive Search has named Aldo Bergamasco as a new vice president and partner in the firm’s agribusiness, food and beverage practice. Mr. Bergamasco started his career at Johnson & Johnson and later became marketing director for Latin America, being part of the team responsible for defining global strategies and for leading multicultural and

Furst Group Lands CEO For Medicaid Health Plans of America

Healthcare-focused executive search firm Furst Group has assisted in the recruitment of Jeff Myers as new president and chief executive officer of Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA). Mr. Myers was formerly senior vice president of policy and government relations at the American Health Care Association (AHCA). His government relations work prior to AHCA includes

Ultimate Software Posts 25 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain

Ultimate Software/(NASDAQ:ULTI), a provider of HR, payroll, and talent management solutions, has posted third quarter revenues of revenues of $103.1 million, an increase of 25 percent, compared to $82.6 million, a year ago. GAAP net income for the quarter was $6.3 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, compared to $4.7 million, or $0.16 per diluted

Alden & Associates Strengthens Intercollegiate Athletics Recruiting Team

Alden & Associates. Inc., an intercollegiate athletics executive search and consulting services firm, has added Jeffrey H. Orleans J.D. and Philip H. Goldstein to its team of recruiters. Both have many years of experience in NCAA Division I athletics. Mr. Orleans brings a background in college athletics having served as the executive director of the

Lucas Group Acquired by Investment Firm Orchard Holdings

Search firm Lucas Group has been acquired by private investment firm Orchard Holdings Group. Orchard acquired the 43 year-old recruitment firm from H.I.G. Capital, a private investment firm that purchased Lucas Group in 2007. “Lucas Group’s acquisition by Orchard begins a new chapter in our story – one that centers on excellence, growth and long-term

Diversified Search Fills Position for St. Dominic Hospital

Diversified Search has recruited Dr. Lawrence M. Riddles to serve as executive vice president, medical affairs and quality at St. Dominic Hospital. Dr. Riddles was previously president and board chair for the American College of Physician Executives and he continues to serve as ACPE board chair. The search was led by Martha Hauser, healthcare practice

Dice Hires New CFO; Grow-Through-Acquisitions Strategy Continues

Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX), a career website for technology and engineering professionals, recorded revenues of $52.6 million, an increase of 10 percent from $48 million in the comparable quarter of 2012. The revenue increase was primarily due to revenues from businesses acquired within the past 12 months. During the quarter, the company earned $7.1 million, or

Heidrick & Struggles Posts Flat Revenues

The nation's No. 3 executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted net revenue of $119 million for the third quarter ending September 30, 2013, up 1.4 percent from $117.3 million a year ago. Year over year, net revenue decreased 1.9 percent in the Americas, but increased 13.2 percent in Europe (approximately 12 percent

InterSearch Worldwide Adds New Member in Norway

InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has added Norway’s Sekse & Hogstad to its worldwide network of alliance firms. With offices in Stavanger and Oslo, Sekse & Hogstad brings the collective experience of nine executive search professionals, researchers and analysts, and management consultants with a specific focus on the energy industry, but

Technology Executive Group Completes Search for Panaya

Search firm Technology Executive Group (TEG) has placed Steve Carter as a director of North American sales at Panaya. Mr. Carter spent the last 10 years at Enghouse Interactive, escalating to the role of VP of sales, North America. Panaya’s software-as-a-service/cloud solution helps companies that use SAP or Oracle, reduce 80 percent of their upgrade

TMP Grows Staff in Canada

TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, LLC, a global technology-enabled talent acquisition company, has named Grant Chomiak as director of new business development for the Calgary and Vancouver regions of Canada. In this position, Mr. Chomiak will draw on his background in sourcing, recruiting, talent management and business development to grow TMP Worldwide’s business across the

Caldwell Partners Names Leader for Board Practice

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has appointed Bethany George as the leader for its board of directors practice. She will be based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Ms. George previously served as engagement manager of the global board and CEO practice at Heidrick & Struggles. Prior to that, she was a

Eames Consulting Adds to Singapore Office

Recruiting firm Eames Consulting Group has added Chris Gillibrand and CJ Reynold to its Singapore office. Mr. Gillibrand joins as manager of the technology division and brings a strong track record in technology recruitment gained from eight years with Huxley Associates in London. He relocated to Singapore in 2010 with Astbury Marsden and joins Eames

ESGI Executive Recruitment Washington DC Fills POst for ASRC Federal

ESGI Executive Recruitment Washington DC has placed Susan Balaguer as vice president of human resources at ASRC Federal. Ms. Balaguer was formerly an executive vice president at VT Group. The 25-year industry veteran will lead the company’s HR programs and be responsible for recruiting and managing talent. Ms. Balaguer will also oversee employee relations, as

BirdDog Announces New Chief Executive

BirdDog, a provider of recruiting and applicant tracking solutions for the construction and skilled trades industries, has appointed Todd Skokan as chief executive officer and member of the board of directors. Mr. Skokan has held leadership positions at Intelledon, GeoLearning, Vital Learning, Learn2, Skillsoft and ITC Learning. “Todd is a well-known leader in HCM and

Saxton Bampfylde Adds Education Sector Advisor

U.K.-headquartered executive recruiter Saxton Bampfylde has added Cynthia Hall as senior advisor in its schools practice. Ms. Hall brings over 20 years of working in education. She has been headmistress of St. Helen and St. Katharine in Oxfordshire and most recently Wycombe Abbey School. Ms. Hall has also served as a governor of three independent

PwC US to Acquire HumanR

PwC US has announced its intent to acquire substantially all the assets of HumanR, a Herndon, VA-based consulting firm specializing in organizational development consulting. Terms and conditions of the deal were not disclosed. HumanR will become a part of PwC’s human resource services (HRS) practice, within its Saratoga workforce analytics team. PwC’s focus on workforce

Cook Associates Recruits VP of Marketing for WellPet

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Camelle Kent as vice president of marketing at WellPet, LLC. The search was led by CEO Mary Kier. Ms. Kent joins WellPet from VF Corporation – Timberland where she served most recently as senior director, global brand marketing. WellPet, LLC’s growing natural pet food brands (Wellness, Old Mother

AC Lordi Adds Business Development Manager

AC Lordi, a provider of accounting and risk management consulting and executive search, has added Jim O'Malley as senior manager of business development. He will lead all aspects of sales and relationship management across the firm's consulting and recruiting business lines. Mr. O'Malley has more than 20 years of experience, most recently serving as a

Kensington International Launches Career Transition Technology

Kensington International, the Chicago office of Career Partners International (CPI), a partnership of career transition and coaching firms, has launched its latest global technology enhancements for outplacement services. CareerPartner24x7 is a web-based global platform providing career transition resources and job opportunities, enhances outplacement participants’ outcomes and experiences. “The new CareerPartner24x7 will provide our clients with

Fairfield Partners Fills Top Sales Post for Decisyon

Fairfield Partners has placed Mark Corsetti as executive vice president of sales at Stamford, Conn-based Decisyon, Inc. Decisyon provides enterprises, manufacturers and global brands with the only collaborative business software solutions that integrate analysis, planning and execution in a single environment. Fairfield Partners is an executive search firm that specializes in placing high impact leaders

ADP Creates Recruiting Management Tool

ADP, a provider of HR, payroll and benefits administration services, has launched ADP Recruiting Management, a next-generation platform to help clients manage the end-to-end talent acquisition process by engaging social and mobile users. ADP’s new solution offers companies and applicants tools aligned with today’s changing recruitment landscape – including mobile and social media capabilities. “Recruiters

Kaye/Bassman Adds Higher Education Practice Leader

Kaye/Bassman International Corp. has added Trey Wright as practice leader for the firm’s higher education specialty practice. Mr. Wright is president and founder of Infinity Recruiting & Staffing, LLC and brings to Kaye/Bassman experience in both the education industry as well as executive search. “Trey has an unparalleled reputation in the education space and is

Heidrick & Struggles Adds to Global Technology & Services Practice

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has appointed Sean Carroll as a partner in its global technology & services practice. He is based in New York. Mr. Carroll has more than 15 years' tenure filling senior level positions including CEOs, as well as functional leaders in sales, marketing, finance and engineering, focusing on the

ON Search Partners Named to INC 500|5000 Fastest-Growing Companies

Inc. magazine has included ON Search Partners on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Partner Steve Cornacchia accepted the award on behalf of the firm from Bob LaPointe, President of Inc. at

Morgan Samuels Fills Post for Bobham Aerospace Communications

Morgan Samuels, an L.A.-based human capital consulting firm, has placed Timothy R. Rayl as director, sales and marketing at Cobham Aerospace Communications. Mr. Rayl is a 27-year veteran of aviation equipment manufacturer Rockwell Collins, Incorporated, most recently holding the position of senior director, business aviation aftermarket and flight services sales. “Tim’s broad knowledge across the

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