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The Alexander Group Finds New COO for Prostate Cancer Foundation

Houston-based executive search firm Alexander Group has placed Christine Jones as the new chief operating officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). Managing director and founder Jane S. Howze led the assignment. “Christine’s executive leadership credentials and proven capabilities will positively impact PCF’s future initiatives which include bringing precision oncology to the global community of men with prostate

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HonorVet Technologies Announces Veterans Jobs Initiative

Fairfield, NJ-based recruitment firm HonorVet Technologies has announced an initiative intended to help veterans, their spouses and children find civilian jobs. “As the job market in the United States progresses, veterans and veteran spouses continue to experience unemployment rates four times the local average,” said the firm. “As a result, a lot of families find

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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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Luxury Recruit Strengthens Search Staff

Luxury Recruit, an executive search firm focused on the retail, fashion and luxury industry, has expanded with the addition of Olivier Parent as managing partner. In his new role, Mr. Parent leads the day-to-day activities of the firm, working closely with CEO Mohammed Mirza. Mr. Parent brings a wealth of experience to the role. He

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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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AIMS Expands Into Belgium

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Europe with the creation of AIMS International Belgium. The firm has appointed Olivier Legrand as managing partner to lead the new location. The office in Belgium offers the full range of executive search, leadership development and HR process consulting services provided by AIMS International. After more than 20 years in senior and general management positions in

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The Impact of the Gig Economy on Recruiting

Working nine to five for a single employer bears little resemblance to the way a substantial share of the workforce makes a living today. Millions of people pull together various income streams and work independently, rather than in structured payroll jobs. This is hardly a new phenomenon, yet it has never been well measured in

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeking Chief Medical Officer for Norwegian American Hospital

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected by Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago to lead its search for a new chief medical officer. Founder and vice chairman Roger Quick is leading the assignment along with principal Lindsey Hochman. Reporting to the president and chief executive officer of the hospital, the chief medical officer is

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Morris & Berger Seeking New Leader for World of Children

Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, has been enlisted by World of Children in Irvine, CA, to spearhead its search for a new executive director. World of Children seeks an entrepreneurial, visionary leader and fundraiser to oversee and propel its next phase of growth in service of the world’s

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Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director for Europe and the Middle East

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Inga Walter as managing director to develop its life sciences, healthcare and higher education practices across Europe and the Middle East. “With sweeping changes taking place in the business and regulatory environment internationally, the industry will need dynamic, nimble leaders who understand global challenges and pressure points,” said Morten Nielsen,

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Gilbert Tweed Joins Friisberg & Partners International

Friisberg & Partners International has added Gilbert Tweed International in New York City as its newest member firm. “This is a big step forward,” said founder Janet Tweed. “We are delighted with this arrangement. It is a clear statement of intent, that we are determined to offer our clients the same level of commitment and results in Europe

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The Omerta Group Strengthens U.S. Operations with Acquisition

London-headquartered executive search firm The Omerta Group (TOG) has expanded its operations in the U.S. with the recent acquisition of New York-based recruiting firm Gollin Associates, which is led by Deborah Gollin. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Ms. Gollin will serve as co-head of the search outfit’s U.S. practice alongside Michael Stover,

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Odgers Berndtson Adds CFO Practice Co-Leader and Life Sciences Partner

Rounding out a year of explosive U.S. growth, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has added two more new partners. Longtime search professional Russell Boyle joins the firm as a partner and co-leader of the firm’s CFO practice in the U.S., while Evan McClure signs on as a partner in the life sciences and healthcare practices. “Russell

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The Lancer Group Finds New CFO for Beneplace

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, recently placed John Pence as chief financial officer of Beneplace, a leading provider of voluntary benefits to Fortune 1000 companies and government institutions. The assignment was led by Scott Dunklee, partner; Dashan Subramaniam, consultant; and Liliana Corona, who is in charge of marketing and business

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Renovata Finds Chief Product Officer for IDnow

Renovata, a global executive search firm with offices in London, New York, Berlin and Stockholm, has placed Vikas Seth as chief product officer of IDnow in Munich. Partner Thomas Jepsen led the assignment. “We are delighted to continue building out the senior team at IDnow as it gains momentum as the leader in identity automation,” said Mr.

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Talentor International Adds Scottish Search Firm to Network

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. One such group, Talentor International, has added Scottish search specialist Denholm Associates as

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Uncertainty Aside, Employers Look to Ramp up Hiring In 2019

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the first quarter of 2019, with 23 percent of employers planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain

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DHR International Leads Head Football Coach Search for Utah State

As the college football season comes to a close for teams not competing in the postseason, expect to see a lot of firing and hiring activity involving coaches. Schools are expected to continue to turn to search firms to fill the resulting vacancies. Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International,

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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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Signium Opens Office in Rio de Janeiro

Executive search consortium Signium has opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro. It becomes the organization’s second office in the region, joining its location in São Paulo “It was a great experience to be in Brazil at an exciting time as their national election concluded,” said Alastair Paton, chairman. “We are incredibly proud of the speed with

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Gannett Co. Turns to Egon Zehnder to Find CEO

Gannett Co. has initiated a succession process to find a successor to president and CEO Robert Dickey, who recently informed its board of directors that he intends to retire. The company has engaged Egon Zehnder to assist in evaluating both internal and external candidates for the role. “Succession planning is one of a board’s greatest

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Charles Aris Expands Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. recently expanded its professional services offering with the addition of Lucas Durr to its finance and accounting recruiting practice. Teaming with Jim Etling, who leads the firm’s recruitment services in finance and accounting and serves as its primary practice leader in private equity, Mr. Durr will identify and recruit leaders

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Healthcare Recruiters Now Seek Leaders with Blending Skillsets

This is the time of year that most people start thinking about what to give and do for others during the holidays. For business leaders, it is the season of year-end financials, annual evaluations and budget approvals, holiday parties and winter break. It is also a time to reflect on the year that is coming to a

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Kingsley Gate Partners Finds CHRO for Greif

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs, report recruiters focused on the space. Why is there such

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Stanton Chase Opens Office in Perth

Stanton Chase International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Perth, Australia, led by directors Tony Taylor and Greg Preston. They bring a combined 55 years of executive search and business experience in the industries most relevant to the region. The expansion into the Western Australian market represents an important

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Jobs Report Points to Potential Uncertainty Ahead

Employers added 155,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 190,000. The November gain is the 97th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people stands at

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Ventura Partners Seeks Football Coach for Kansas State University

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been chosen to lead the search for Kansas State University’s next football coach. This week, Bill Snyder, the winningest coach in the school’s history, announced his retirement after 27 seasons, and one previous retirement. Partner Chad Chatlos will spearhead the nationwide search for Ventura Partners. Mr. Snyder, 79, leaves

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Harvey Hohauser & Associates Finds CFO for Tweddle Group

Executive search firm Harvey Hohauser & Associates (HH&A) has placed Mariam Iskandarani as the new CFO of Tweddle Group in Clinton Township, MI. “We’re entering an exciting phase of growth at Tweddle Group, so we were determined to find the ideal person for the role of CFO,” said Brian Suszek, CEO of the firm. “Once we met with Mariam, the

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Randstad Sourceright Creates New Model of Total Talent Management

Randstad Sourceright has unveiled the latest evolution of its managed service provider (MSP) offerings aimed at helping organizations manage today’s complex contingent workforce. The new model, called “MSP Ahead,” is based on the company’s “Step>Edge>Ahead” contingent talent consulting framework. It provides an advanced contingent workforce management solution that combines human cloud platforms, talent community technologies, supply chain management,

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 11.5 Percent Q2 Revenue Gain

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted net revenue of $136.1 million in the second quarter, up 11.5 percent from $122 million in the 2013 second quarter. The increase was driven by a 34 percent increase in Europe and a 3.4 percent increase in the Americas. Revenue from Asia Pacific in the 2014 second quarter

Korn Ferry Adds Aviation Expert to Team

Korn Ferry has named Frank Morogiello as senior client partner in its industrial practice, specializing in aviation. He will be based out of Korn Ferry’s Dallas office. Mr. Morogiello previously served as chief supply officer at GetGoing, Inc. Prior to that, he was a partner at Heidrick & Struggles. He brings to Korn Ferry deep

Direct Recruiters Grows Processing, Packaging, and Material Handling Practice

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has added Eric Smoloff as a project manager for the processing, packaging, and material handling practice. Mr. Smoloff works in collaboration with Jason Herbert, practice leader, and fellow team members, Cherie Shepard, and Joel Jelinek, to facilitate existing search assignments and sourcing candidates, qualifying candidates, and generating leads. He understands the

Lochlin Partners Finds CEO for MAP International

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Steve Stirling as president and chief executive officer of MAP International. Most recently, Mr. Stirling served as the executive vice president of ChildFund International. MAP International is a global Christian health organization that partners with people living in conditions of poverty to save lives and develop healthier

Brill Neumann Associates Leading CEO Search for RPC

Executive recruiters Brill Neumann Associates has been selected by The Research Park Corporation (RPC) to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Nicholas Brill is handling the assignment. The Research Park Corporation was established as a public, nonprofit corporation in 1992 by the Louisiana legislature for the express purpose of

Heidrick & Struggles Launches Global Specialty Practice

Heidrick & Struggles International has launched a new global specialty practice to be headed by Sean Carroll, a partner in the firm's global technology practice based in New York, and Immo Futterlieb, a partner in the firm's industrial practice based in Munich. "Organizations are looking for executives to lead emerging functions such as industrial internet,

European Leaders Expands

Technology-focused executive recruiter European Leaders has opened a new Germany office and added Stephan Thoma to lead the firm’s talent development division. Mr. Thoma was previously global director of learning & development at Google, where he led the team that developed Google’s talent function. He was the only non-U.S. based member of Google’s leadership team.

Thailand-based TopTalentAsia Rebrands as en world Thailand

Thailand-based executive search firm TopTalentAsia has re-launched as en world Thailand. TopTalentAsia officially joined the Japan-based en world group in December 2013 but had retained its separate identity. TopTalent Asia, established in Bangkok in 1999, specializes in connecting great companies to the best managers and mid-career professionals in Thailand. In addition to the rebranding, the

Neher & Associates Leading Search for Yolo County, CA

West Sacramento, CA-based executive recruiter Neher & Associates, LLC, has been selected by the County of Yolo to lead in its search for a new assistant chief financial officer. Located in the agricultural regions of California’s Central Valley and the Sacramento River Delta, Yolo County is bordered by the counties of Sacramento, Solano, Napa, Lake,

Herbert Mines Associates Completes Search For Chico’s Fas

New York-based executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has placed Miki Racine Berardelli as president, digital commerce, chief marketing officer and executive vice president at Chico's FAS, Inc. Ms. Berardelli joins Chicos from Tory Burch, where she held the position of chief marketing officer. Chico's FAS is a cultivator of brands serving the lifestyle needs

Notogroup Executive Search Makes Promotion

Notogroup Executive Search has promoted Gennevieve Emery to principal, recruiting director. Ms. Emery has been with the firm since 2009 and was most recently a senior associate. In addition to her search work, Ms. Emery’s focus is on preserving the highest level of service quality and efficiency to enable the firm to scale. “Gennevieve has

Bespoke Partners Places CEO at SRSsoft

San Diego-headquartered Bespoke Partners has recruited Scott Ciccarelli as chief executive officer of SRSsoft. Mr. Ciccarelli brings to SRS 20 years of diverse management and operations experience garnered as a senior executive at GE, where he headed two of the company’s businesses—most recently, GE Healthcare’s Services, Ambulatory and Revenue Cycle Solutions. SRS is the recognized

Hulce Associates Leading COO Search for Asbury Automotive

Hulce Associates has been retained by Asbury Automotive to lead in its search for a new chief operating officer. With the announcement of the incumbent Michael Kearney’s retirement, Asbury plans to have an executive in place by the end of the calendar year. Asbury is a $5.3 billion automotive retailer located in Duluth, GA, an

Panorama Adds Cordiner King to Search Network

Cordiner King has joined Panorama, a global network of independent executive search firms with 20 offices and over 50 partners across Europe, North America and the Asian Pacific. Established in 1985, Cordiner King is a research-driven executive search firm specializing in advising boards and chief executives on the appointment of CEOs and their direct reports.

PrincetonOne Merges with Retail Search Group

PrincetonOne, a recruitment services provider based in Skillman, NJ, has merged with Retail Search Group in Grass Valley, CA. Since 1985, Retail Search Group’s recruitment professionals have focused on developing career-enhancing relationships within the retail business community. The current CEO of Retail Search Group and lifetime retailer, Gerald Mitchell, said: “I’m extremely proud of our

Heidrick & Struggles Launches Board Network for Women

Heidrick & Struggles International has launched a new network for women directors in the U.K. called The Board Network, which is designed to bring together women board directors from a diverse range of commercial businesses and social enterprises. More than 50 women board directors participated in The Board Network's inaugural launch event July 15 in

CTPartners Adds Partner in New York

CTPartners Executive Search Inc. has added Trish Shortell as a partner in New York. Her primary search focus will be marketing. Ms. Shortell joins CTPartners from WPP Group, where she served as senior vice president of executive recruitment & talent management. Prior to that, she was a member of the global CFO practice at Heidrick

SpenglerFox Names EMEA Business Excellence Manager

Executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Ian Bird as its EMEA business excellence manager for the firm’s business services practice group. Mr. Bird was the founder of one of the largest private security companies in the CEE region and has had the opportunity to work with global leaders in numerous industries over a 20 year

JL Cornerstone Completes Search for BILD

Executive recruiter JL Cornerstone has placed Duncan Payne as a managing director at the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). Mr. Payne will be the managing director of its three GTA-based Home Shows. With more than 1,400 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the Greater Toronto Home Builders’ Association and Urban Development Institute/Ontario,

Korn Ferry Retained by Marquette University

Korn Ferry has been selected by Marquette University to lead in its search for a new vice president and director of athletics. Currently Bill Cords is serving as interim VP and director of athletics. The school hopes to fill the position by the end of the fall semester. Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit,

Eton Bridge Partners Strengthens Team

Executive search and interim management partnership Eton Bridge Partners has named Jonathan Stringer as an associate partner interim management for the finance practice and Amelia Jeffery as a researcher to the human resources team. Known for delivering multiple interim and search campaigns within both SME and FTSE-listed businesses across a broad range of industries, Mr.

Third Street Partners Grows Research Staff

Executive recruiters Third Street Partners has added Joel C. Wheatley to its staff as director of research. Mr. Wheatley previously served in a similar role for The Prince Houston Group for over nine years. He began his career in executive search as a research associate at Egon Zehnder. Founded by Laura Pollock, Third Street Partners

Robert Half Record 9.6 Percent Revenue Gain

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted second quarter 2014 revenues of $1.16 billion, an increase of 9.6 percent from revenues of $1.06 billion in the second quarter of 2013. Net income for the company was $75.1 million, or $.55 per share, compared to earnings of $63.1 million, or $.46 per share, last year. “Robert Half’s

The Prout Group Completes Board Search for Sherwin-Williams

Executive search firm The Prout Group has placed Matthew Thornton as a new member of the board of directors at the Sherwin-Williams Company. Mr. Thornton is senior vice president, U.S. operations, for FedEx Express. Pat Prout and Betsy Bruening assisted the nominating committee with the search. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global

Preston Partners Leading CEO Search for EMSDC

Preston & Partners has been retained to conduct the CEO search for the Eastern Minority Supplier Diversity Council (EMSDC) based in Philadelphia. Suzanne Fairlie, managing director of Preston & Partners’ Philadelphia office, will lead the search engagement. The stated mission of the EMSDC is “advancing business opportunities by certifying and connecting minority business enterprises to

Rosenzweig & Company Strengthens Advisory Board

Rosenzweig & Company, a global provider of executive recruitment solutions, has added Jonathan Sackett and Judith Humprey to its advisory board. With more than 18 years of international experience, Mr. Sackett has developed award-winning, ground breaking and effective initiatives for some of the world’s greatest brands. He has worked with some of the world’s biggest

ManpowerGroup Posts Six Percent Revenue Gain

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN) has posted revenues of $5.3 billion, an increase of six percent from $5 billion report during the same period a year ago. The company reported earnings of $109.8 million, or $1.35 cents per diluted share, compared earnings of $68.2 million, or 87 cents per diluted share. ManpowerGroup CEO Jonas Prising, said: “In the second

Nesbit Partners Completes Search for Beiersdorf

Executive search firm Nesbit Partners, Inc. has placed Louisa Stead as the new vice president, North America for Beiersdorf. Previously, Ms. Stead served as senior director, talent planning & high potential development, for Pfizer, Inc. Beiersdorf is an international research and development leader in the area of skin care. Nesbit Partners is a boutique executive

ECS Partners Leading Search for RMC

ECS Partners International has been retained by RMC to lead in its search for a new chief operating officer for its national consumer finance business. Regional Management Corp. is a diversified specialty consumer finance company providing a broad array of loan products primarily to customers with limited access to consumer credit from banks, thrifts, credit

Morgan Samuels Adds to Human Capital Consulting Practice

Morgan Samuels, an L.A.-based human capital consulting firm, has named Russell Bishop as a senior partner in its human capital consulting practice. His primary focus will be in the area of change leadership. Having started five successful companies and consulted to leadership teams around the world, Mr. Bishop has become a recognized expert in personal

Caldwell Partners Posts 34 Percent Revenue Increase

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has posted fiscal 2014 third quarter revenues of $12.3 million, up 34 percent compared to $9.2 million the prior year. U.S. revenues increased 48 percent to $9.07 million driven primarily by increased search volumes and average fees, offset by fewer average partners during the current year. Canadian

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