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Quick Leonard Kieffer Adds Healthcare Association Specialist

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has announced a new of counsel relationship with H. Stephen Lieber. He will be assisting with executive search and client consulting, with a special emphasis on the healthcare association and professional society arenas, as well as the information and digital technology industry sectors. “Steve Lieber brings remarkable association CEO experience to his

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Hudson Global Posts 15.9 Percent Revenue Gain

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted first quarter revenues of $16.2 million, up 15.9 percent in constant currency, from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 35 percent. Meanwhile, Hudson America and Hudson Europe struggled, posting revenue decreases of 14 percent and two percent, respectively. The New York-based recruiting company posted

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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.


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

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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?


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


SpenglerFox Names New Regional Practice Group Leader, Other Appointments

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named a new regional practice group leader for Middle East Africa, family businesses and technology. Based in Dubai, Eva Wuellner will support the firm’s clients in both executive search assignments and human capital services projects, such as leadership development, assessment centers and HR organization, among others. In her work for multinational

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Diversified Search Places CEO at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Executive search firm Diversified Search has placed Mary C. Daly as the 13th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Dale E. Jones, the recruitment firm’s president and CEO, led the assignment along with board practice head Veronica Biggins. Effective Oct. 1, Ms. Daly will replace outgoing CEO John C. Williams who recently left the

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ArtCenter College of Design Taps Witt/Kieffer for Chief Diversity Officer

Chief diversity officers are now considered part of every competitive organization’s senior management team, and institutions of all types are lining up to bring these highly sought-after leaders on board. Search firms are well equipped for their role with extensive networks throughout the space. Witt/Kieffer was recently retained by the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena,


McDermott & Bull Opens Office in Vancouver

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded in Canada with the addition of a new office in Vancouver. Paul Gibbons, a 20-year search and talent acquisition executive, joins the firm as managing partner and will lead the firm’s expansion throughout Canada. “The No. 1 complaint I hear from businesses who deal with search firms is the time


Boyden Names Global Industrial Practice Leader

Global executive search firm Boyden has named Francesca d’Arcangeli, a managing partner of Boyden United Kingdom, as its new global industrial practice leader. She succeeds Robert Travis, a managing partner in the U.S. and Canada who was re-elected to Boyden’s global board in May. “Francesca is the right leader at the right time for Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO


La Fosse Associates Continues Expansion with Opening of New York Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates continues its expansion in the U.S. with the opening of a new office in New York. The opening builds upon the success of the firm’s first U.S. practice, in Los Angeles, which opened in 2016. With an already established executive network and strong track record in the New York


Meeting the Challenges of Employee Churn

Like it or not, workforce transformations are often a way of life in business. For company leaders, it is critical to look beyond the moment and keep the long view in mind. When layoffs are a necessity, leaders must pay heed to the employees who remain as well as doing right by those who have

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Academic Search Adds Three Former HBCU Presidents to Roster

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has expanded its ability to attract top leadership talent to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with the addition of the founders of TM2 Education Search to the firm. TM2 was established in 2016 to identify and place candidates in top administrative posts at HBCUs. John Garland, Dorothy Yancy and Sidney Ribeau,

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Buffkin / Baker Seeking Chief Medical Officer for CalvertHealth

CalvertHealth, a Prince Frederick, MD-based healthcare system, has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to find its next chief medical officer. Brenda Doherty, partner and head of the healthcare provider practice, is leading the assignment. The ideal candidate will be a progressive physician leader that can drive clinical excellence, best practices and quality initiatives in order

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeks Next Leader for Institute for Diversity and Health Equity

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. The individual will also serve as vice president for diversity, inclusion and health equity for the institute’s parent organization, the American Hospital Association (AHA). The assignment will be conducted


Friisberg & Partners International Adds New Member Firm in South America

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 organizations, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Friisberg & Partners International recently added Argento Consultores in Chile as its newest member


Recruiters Now Balancing Technology and Human Touch

While they won’t sport bionic arms and legs, recruiters will be empowered like never before by technology that makes them smarter, more efficient and connected. The recruiter of the near future will be able to find the right talent with the push of a button and possess the people skills to engage and convert top

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The Verriez Group Places CFO at Farm Mutual Re

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Ontario-headquartered executive search firm the Verriez Group recently recruited Amy Butler as senior vice-president and chief financial officer for Farm

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Reffett Associates Seeks New President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been selected by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to assist in selecting its next president. The search is being led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas Young, director of operations. “We are pleased to have been selected by the board of


RETS Associates Opens New Office in Denver

RETS Associates has opened a new office in downtown Denver. Having dedicated office space in Colorado’s capital city will enable the firm to best serve new and existing clients’ growing demand for real estate talent in the region, said the firm. Joining the new office is Jessica MacNaughton, who recently started at the firm as

Chrisman & Company Assists BBCN Bank in CEO Search

Los Angeles-based search firm Chrisman & Company, Inc. has recruited Kevin S. Kim as president and chief executive officer of BBCN Bancorp’s wholly owned subsidiary, BBCN Bank, a position he has held in an interim capacity since January. With this appointment, Mr. Kim now serves as chairman, president and CEO of BBCN Bancorp and BBCN

Lawrence Harvey Group Adds Legal Expert

London-based The Lawrence Harvey Group has appointed Barry Cullen as its new general counsel. Mr. Cullen will support the firm’s international expansion as well as provide ongoing support with both internal & external legal and operational matters. He brings 15 years’ experience working within and advising the recruitment sector and has extensive experience advising a

Sheffield Haworth Expands Coverage in Retail Financial Services & Insurance

London-based Sheffield Haworth has said that Deepak Verma, founder and executive chairman of Sheffield Haworth India, has relocated to the U.S. Based in New York, Mr. Verma will retain the title of vice chairman, Americas, and will work with Sheffield Haworth’s multinational clients across retail financial services & insurance. He will help U.S. financial institutions

MPS Executive Search Names Senior Partner in Stockholm

MPS Executive Search has named Christopher Thölix as senior partner in the firm’s Stockholm office. Mr. Thölix has been a partner in Helsinki since 2003. He has responsibility for executive search and management audit and coaching. Before joining MPS, Mr. Thölix worked for two decades in international business development and in sales leadership. “We have

Heidrick & Struggles Retained to Find CEO for MGP

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has been retained by MGP to assist the company with the recruitment of a new chief executive officer. “We are very excited to move forward with this key step in the process of finding the right CEO to lead our company,” said MGP board chairman Cloud L. “Bud”

Baker and Associates Leading Search for Wake Forest School of Business

Baker and Associates, LLC, has been selected by The Wake Forest University School of Business to assist in its search for a new senior associate dean of diversity & global initiatives. The search is being handled by Martin M. Baker, senior vice president at Baker and Associates. The Wake Forest University School of Business offers

Addison Group Acquires HireStrategy

Addison Group, a provider of professional recruiting services, has expanded with the acquisition of HireStrategy, a full-service professional recruiting firm based in Reston, Virginia. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Addison Group and HireStrategy each deliver contract, contract-to-hire and executive search services to companies across information technology, finance and accounting, human resources and administrative

Senior Level Job Hopping Underpins Rebounding Recruiting Sector

The BlueSteps 2013 Executive Mobility Report shows that 76 percent of senior executives worldwide are willing to change jobs immediately for the right new opportunity, with 49 percent actively seeking a new position. Executives working in the technology sector report the greatest likelihood of making a job change, with 55.1 percent of tech executives reporting

Frazer Jones Adds Menko to Recruiting Team

Global HR recruiter Frazer Jones has appointed Stephen Menko as manager of the permanent division within the firm’s commerce & industry team. Mr. Menko has over 13 years’ recruitment experience, most recently working for Ortus HR (part of the FiveTen Group) as U.K. director, where he had a strong track record recruiting at director and

Accelent Appoints Partner

Accelent, Inc. has added Drew Seath as a partner. Mr. Seath brings 30-plus years of experience as a sales and marketing leader at fast growing, technology-enabled businesses. In 2011, he launched Absolute Value, a sales recruiting and consulting business. Prior to this, he served as president at Medefield America, a specialized healthcare database business. His

Whitman Partners Completes Search for UMMC

Executive search firm Whitman Partners, Inc. has placed Nancy Hicks as the director of surgical services at University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Ms. Hicks was previously the clinical director of surgical services at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. The search was conducted by Jeff Davidson, executive recruiter at Whitman Partners, and assisted

Harris Search Fills VP Research Post for Old Dominion

Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Morris Foster as the new vice president for research at Old Dominion University. Dr. Foster is a medical anthropologist who has been on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma for 27 years and has received more than $12 million in independent research funding. Old Dominion University,

Career Partners International Names EMEA Leader

Career Partners International (CPI), a global provider of outplacement services and talent management solutions, has named Miriam Magner-Flynn as the new leader for the firm’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. In this role, Ms. Magner-Flynn, CEO of Career Decisions Ireland/Career Partners International – Ireland, now joins the global leadership team of Career Partners

InterSearch Adds New Member Firm in South Africa

InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has added South Africa-based Mindcor to its network of alliance firms. Based in Johannesburg, Mindcor specializes in the financial services, ICT, mining, manufacturing and FMCG industries. “Mindcor has grown into an expert group of human capital focused businesses, each specializing in searching for, recruiting, and developing

Lochlin Partners Fills Position for American Express

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Amy Best as vice president of government affairs at American Express. The search was led by managing partner Liza Wright. Ms. Best previously served as the director of government, regulatory affairs and public policy at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), LLP. American Express is a global services company, providing customers

Waverly Partners Leading Search for Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Executive search firm Waverly Partners has been selected by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Jim Anderson, Springfield Area’s current leader, will be retiring this summer. Formed in 2001, Waverly Partners is a nationwide retained executive search firm that serve a wide

Hays Search Group Adds Contract Staffing to Service Offerings

Hays Search Group has expanded its services to offer to include contract staffing by partnering with recruiting firm Top Echelon Contracting, Inc. Hays Search Group, founded by Michelle Hays, is a national, woman-owned search firm specializing in continengency and retained searches with a concentration on information technology and related sales/marketing and accounting/finance positions. The firm

Company Culture Ranks First Among Banking Leaders Says Smith & Wilkinson

New data from Smith & Wilkinson, a banking executive search firm, indicates that a growing number of commercial lenders feel company culture and the ability to get along with team members are the most important components of job satisfaction. When respondents were asked what was most important to them at the workplace, 47 percent of

hrQ Names Managing Consultant in Dallas

hrQ, an executive search and professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources sector, has added Donna Plumbo as managing consultant in its Dallas office. Ms. Plumbo joins hrQ with more than 20 years of HR and recruiting experience within top companies such as CBRE, Andersen Windows & Doors and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Diversified Search Places Three Key Healthcare Executives

Diversified Search has made three key healthcare executive placements. The firm recruited Paul Yodice, M.D., as chair of medicine at St. Barnabas Medical Center; Dr. Yodice was formerly director, division of critical care, at St. Barnabas. The firm also placed Mark Babyatsky, M.D., as the chair of medicine at Monmouth Medical Center; Dr. Babyatsky was

Egon Zehnder To Lead CEO Search For Infosys

Global executive search firm Egon Zehnder has been selected by Infosys Ltd. (INFO) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. According to sources, this would be the first time Infosys is likely to have a CEO who isn’t a founder of the company. Infosys is an Indian multinational that provides business consulting,

Growing Demand for Data Scientists Driving Up Salaries

Data scientists, the elusive kingpins in the Big Data movement, can earn base salaries well over $200,000, are younger, overwhelmingly male, have at least a master’s degree and probably a Ph.D., and one in three are foreign born, according to the first-ever study looking at salaries, education levels, gender and geographical location of this new

Adicio Partners With National Journal

Adicio Inc., a provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, has partnered with National Journal, a leading politics and policy media brand, to launch a new career site. National Journal will utilize Adicio’s CareerCastRevManage program, which provides site management, operations and customer support, as well as complete online sales and marketing efforts.

AMROP Makes Additions and Promotions

Amrop has added and/or promoted 14 partners within its global partnership of executive search consultants. They include: Andreas Weik, managing director – Frankfurt; Dr. Petra Meyer-Ochel, managing director – Düsseldorf; Volker Rieso, managing director – Düsseldorf; Mayank Pande, partner – New Delhi; Maisa Maion, partner – Sao Paulo; Ann De Somere, partner – Ghent; Mikael

AIMS International Names Global Head of Automotive Practice

Alexander Müller, AIMS International partner based in Munich, will serve as the organization’s global head of its automotive practice team. In the last 20 years as a management consultant, Mr. Müller has gained experience in conducting international cross-functional C-suite and senior executive searches as well as executive coaching and management appraisal assignments in various key

Accelent Recruits SVP Sales for Wochit

Accelent, Inc. has placed Marc Schraer as the new senior vice president of sales at Wochit Inc. Previously, Mr. Schraer served as SVP of global sales and account management for Visible Measures. Wochit refers to itself as a revolution in short form video. Its cloud based video creation platform enables brands and storytellers to instantly

F.A.I.T.H. Resources Merges With Advantage Partners

F.A.I.T.H. Resources, a values and integrity-based recruitment and interim staffing firm specializing in finance, accounting, information technology and human resources, has merged with Advantage Placements, an Irvine-based recruitment firm. The new corporate headquarters will be located in Newport Beach. F.A.I.T.H. Resources will continue to be led by Joseph Ruiz, president and founding partner, who has

Caldwell Partners Posts 34 Percent Q2 Revenue Gain

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has posted 2014 second quarter revenues of $9.15 million, up 34 percent compared to $6.82 million the prior year. U.S. revenues increased 45 percent to $6.56 million while revenues from Canadian operations increased 12 percent to $2.59 million. "This is the fourth consecutive quarter in which we

Epsen Fuller Group Closes President/COO Search for Tingley Rubber

Executive search firm Epsen Fuller Group has placed Michael S.Zedalis, Ph.D., as president and chief operating officer of Tingley Rubber Corporation. Formerly, Dr. Zedalis was senior vice president, advanced concepts & technologies and chief technology officer spanning an 11 year career at Ansell. “We were searching for deep and relevant PP&E industry experience and demonstrated

Harvey Nash Opens New Office in Bristol

Harvey Nash, a global provider of professional recruitment and outsourcing services, has opened a dedicated recruiting hub in Bristol, U.K. Opened in response to increasing demand in the region for technology experts as well as experienced IT leaders, the new office will work closely with Harvey Nash’s offices throughout the U.K., and globally. Alastair Hacking,

Neher & Associates Leading Search for City of Oakland

West Sacramento, CA-based executive recruiter Neher & Associates, LLC, has been selected by the City of Oakland to lead in its search for a new chief information officer. With an estimated population of 420,183, Oakland is the eighth largest city in California; it serves as the administrative hub of Alameda County and the center of

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