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Why Mastering Interview Skills Matters More Now Than Ever

Read any strategic plan, corporate mission statement, agenda for a corporate sales and marketing meeting, new product rollout, leadership conference or retreat — and what’s missing? A training session or discussion about the critical skills of interviewing required for business. “The lack of interview training for hiring managers in America has been the No. 1

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Acertitude Recruits CFO and Chief Revenue Officer for Coriell Life Sciences

Executive search firm Acertitude recently recruited Bill Testa as chief financial officer and Jennifer Ferrang as chief revenue officer for the leadership team of Coriell Life Sciences, a leading provider of cost-effective healthcare solutions including genetic interpretation and reporting services. Co-founder and managing partner Rick DeRose and principal Jessica Tvelia spearheaded the searches. “Coriell Life Sciences is doing

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Ballinger | Leafblad Assists Hennepin Healthcare with CEO Search

Executive search firm Ballinger | Leafblad has assisted Minneapolis, MN-based health system Hennepin Healthcare in the recruitment of Jennifer DeCubellis as its new CEO. She replaces Jon Pryor who resigned last year. The assignment was led by co-founder Marcia Ballinger and principal Bob Schoenbaum. “We had a strong pool of candidates from across the nation to choose

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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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ZRG Partners Adds Recruiting Specialists Across Several Business Sectors

ZRG Partners has expanded with the addition of government, cyber and security industry specialist Pete Metzger as a senior advisor and managing director. Mr. Metzger’s executive search career extends over two decades, and has earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor to business and government leaders, said the search firm. He has a strong

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Five Strategies to Attract Top Talent in Today’s Market

With the nation’s economy churning on all cylinders and the labor market stretched thin, many companies are having to work harder to attract and retain the best talent. As CEO for nationwide life sciences search firm Slone Partners, Leslie Loveless can attest to the challenges clients face in attracting the right people for the biggest

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Acertitude Recruits Former GE CIO to Lead Global IT Strategy at DXC Technology

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited Chris Drumgoole as executive vice president and chief information officer for Tysons, VA-based DXC Technology. The search was led by Kevin O’Neill, founder and managing partner, supported by partner Geoffrey Votta. The assignment was completed in just 88 days. “Chris Drumgoole is an extraordinary technology executive and the DXC ecosystem is

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Coulter Partners Recruits CFO for Stilla Technologies

Life sciences-focused executive search firm Coulter Partners placed Khaled Bahi as the new CFO of Paris-based Stilla Technologies. Client partner Eskil Westh led the assignment. Mr. Bahi’s appointment comes at a time of rapid growth for the company, with the recent opening of a U.S. subsidiary headquartered in Beverly, MA, providing American customers with direct sales and

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DRG Search Seeks CEO, CFO for Non-Profit Citizen Advocates

DRG Search, which finds executives for the non-profit sector, has been enlisted to find both the next chief executive officer and chief financial officer for Citizen Advocates in Malone, NY. The client organization provides mental health, substance abuse, housing and vocational services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ami Abramson, DRG’s chief strategy officer,

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Jensen Partners Appoints Head of Europe

New York City-based Jensen Partners has expanded its global footprint with the addition of Peter Mayer as head of Europe. He will lead European efforts out of the firm’s London office and spearhead recruiting and assets under management growth advisory. “Peter is a veteran of the alternative investment industry, with a deep understanding of different strategies and asset

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Navigating the Insular World of Academic Recruiting

Confusion abounds in the marketplace regarding academic executive recruiting vs. corporate search work. Every search is unique, and each finds its own path. It’s possible, however, to draw some generalizations about the differences and similarities in search work, says Shawn M. Hartman, vice president and chief operating officer of Washington, D.C.-based Academic Search. “If you

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Herbert Mines Associates Assists CEC Entertainment in CEO Search

Retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has placed David McKillips as the new CEO of CEC Entertainment Inc., operators of Chuck E. Cheese. He replaces Tom Leverton, who recently resigned. “David is a proven executive with a lifetime of experience and success in the family entertainment industry, both domestically and around the world,” said

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Spencer Stuart Tapped by the National Council on Aging to Find CEO

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has retained Spencer Stuart to lead a national search for its next president and CEO. Current president and CEO James Firman announced late last year his plans to retire from the organization after 25 years of service. He will continue to lead NCOA until a successor has been appointed. Consultants Jennifer Heenan

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Human Resource Solutions Recruits CTO for Great Plains Communications

Golden, CO-based executive search firm Human Resource Solutions has placed Tony Thakur as chief technology officer for Great Plains Communications, Nebraska’s largest independent telecommunications company and a Grain Management portfolio company. The search was led by R. Woody Daroca. “It was important for me to understand and honor Tony’s respect and concern for his then current employer,” said

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Kingsley Gate Partners Adds Former Telecomm Executive to Lima Office

Kingsley Gate Partners has continued its recent expansion with Jose Revilla joining as a partner in its Lima, Peru office. Mr. Revilla brings to Kingsley Gate Partners over 20 years of experience in executive roles in multiple countries in Latin America and the U.S. in the information technology and telecommunications industry. His strong leadership and

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10 Leadership Qualities to Look for In Your Next Executive Search

Executive-level talent can have a huge impact on the success of an organization. These individuals affect the culture, performance and perception of every business. So it is that finding the right people to lead and represent your brand is the most significant decision any top leader, board or head of talent will make. Employers typically use

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Waldron Recruits CEO for Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Social sector focused executive search firm Waldron has placed Randall Kempner as the new chief executive officer of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation in Austin, TX. Principal Jeff Waldron is leading the assignment along with engagement manager Heather Mohler and administrative assistant Renée Sellers. Katherine Lorenz, granddaughter of the charity’s founders, has led the organization since 2011. She stepped

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m/Oppenheim Associates Seeks Leader for Youth UpRising

Non-profit executive search firm m/Oppenheim Associates has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for Youth UpRising, a community group that provides education, employment and wellness programs for at-risk youngsters in Oakland, CA. Founder Mark Oppenheim and principal Kevin Redick are leading the assignment for the San Francisco-based search firm. Youth

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The Loring Group Opens Doors

The executive search industry is being disrupted by the entrance of a multitude of new players offering advanced business models and new technologies. The latest: Veteran executive recruiter Steve Caliger has launched The Loring Group. Mr. Caliger has had a distinguished career as a sales leader and executive search consultant in the technology industry. He

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AIMS International Opens Office in Estonia

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. Executive search consortium AIMS International has expanded with the addition of a new office

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Search Firm Leverages Life Sciences Platform to Recruit Pot Sector Talent

Legal marijuana is now a more than $10 billion business in the U.S. Investors poured billions into cannabis in North America last year, twice what was invested in the last three years combined. In addition, the overall North American market exceeded $16 billion in 2019. While talent deficits are a problem in every industry, the marijuana

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DHR International Assists Michigan State in Head Football Coach Search

Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International, has placed Mel Tucker as the head football coach for Michigan State University. Mr. Tucker is a 23-year coaching veteran with championship experience. He replaces Mark Dantonio who recently stepped down after 13 seasons with the Spartans. The school paid DHR $100,000 for its

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Reffett Associates Places General Counsel for Northwest Seaport Alliance

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has placed the first-ever general counsel of the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), one of the largest container gateways in North America. William Reffett, founder and managing partner, and Tom Young, director of operations, led the assignment for the search firm. The new general counsel, Dana Henderson, will be responsible for providing legal

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ON Partners Recruits CEO for Worksoft

Jeff Hocking of ON Partners has placed former Data Intensity executive Tony Sumpster as the new CEO of Worksoft. Jerry Dolinsky will step down from his role as interim CEO and maintain his position as chairman of the board for Worksoft. “I am delighted to welcome Tony to Worksoft,” said Mr. Dolinsky. “He brings deep experience in technology,

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Talengo Names Digital Business and Technology Practice Leader

Madrid-headquartered search firm Talengo has appointed Pedro Irujo as new director of the digital business and technology practice. “With its incorporation, the firm wants to reinforce a critical practice that is experiencing a strong demand and in which it accompanies its clients to successfully translate its digital transformation processes into a leadership key, both in consulting projects and in

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The Recruiting Sector is Creating Durable Revenue Streams, with Higher Margins

Korn Ferry will begin reporting a “KF Digital” segment that consolidates its compensation databases, leadership development platforms and sales training modules into one reporting disclosure, according to a new report by investment firm Kerrisdale Capital. By the next fiscal year, KF Digital should generate $400 million in revenue as a stand-alone unit. Other search firms are following suit

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College Sports Solutions and Buffkin / Baker Tapped to Find Commissioner for Big West Conference

The Big West Conference has begun its search for a new commissioner to replace Dennis Farrell, who recently announced his retirement after leading the conference for 27 years. Collegiate athletics consultants College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker are managing the search process, with Jeff Schemmel, president of CSS, acting as lead consultant, with assistance from Dan

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AGB Search Names Leader of Interim Division

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

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Pekarsky & Co. Recruits New Leader for the Calgary Hotel Association

Calgary-based executive search firm Pekarsky & Co. has placed Sol Zia as the new executive director of the Calgary Hotel Association. Principal Erin Dand led the assignment. “We have loved working with a caring, efficient and giving company as Pekarsky & Co. that brought us our new executive director Sol Zia,” said Arjun Channa, director and chair

Unemployment Rate Remains at 50 Year Low

Employers added just 75,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Economists had estimated that 175,000 jobs were to be added last month, according to a Bloomberg survey. “There’s increasing evidence that the ongoing trade war here is beginning

SPMB Recruits Chief Product Officer for Comcast

West Coast-based technology search firm SPMB has recruited Chris Satchell as executive vice president and chief product officer of Comcast. Mike Doonan, partner with SPMB, led the assignment. In his new position, Mr. Satchell will lead Comcast’s product teams in Philadelphia, Denver and Silicon Valley. He joins the company from Nike, where he was consumer technology officer in charge of 1,600

Acertitude Launches Recruiting Business in U.S.

Search professionals Kevin O’Neill and Rick DeRose have launched executive search firm and talent consultancy Acertitude, serving the C-level and senior executive search market with what the firm calls “a fundamentally different approach,” aligning search practices to its clients’ business goals and tying consultant compensation to client satisfaction. According to the firm, in a recent a survey of 500

Kennedy Executive Search Adds Member Firm in Amsterdam

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a partner network of executive search boutique firms, has announced its newest office in Amsterdam with the addition of Lens & Partners, an executive search and selection firm with offices in the Netherlands and Switzerland dedicated to the recruitment of specialists for the healthcare industry, finance & risk markets and business-business sector. Carl

CEO/HR Relationship Strengthens in Post-Recession Hiring Landscape

According to CareerBuilder’s new survey of U.S. CEOs, in the current complex, post-recession job market with a growing talent gap, top executives are relying more on recruitment and HR leaders for innovative business strategies grounded in data. The overwhelming majority of CEOs (90 percent) say it is important that HR leaders be proficient in workforce analytics, with about one in

Herbert Mines Associates Recruits CDO for Barnes & Noble

New York-based executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has recruited Frederic D. Argir as vice president and chief digital officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc., overseeing the company’s e-commerce and NOOK businesses, which are part of retail. He will report to Jaime Carey, chief operating officer. Mr. Argir most recently served as chief digital officer for Toys “R” Us,

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for AMC Theatres

Leawood, KS-headquartered AMC Theatres has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Gerry Lopez will step down as president and CEO and as a member of the board of directors, effective April 6, 2015, to pursue another opportunity. The board has appointed Craig R. Ramsey, AMC’s chief financial officer, as interim president and CEO, to

Diversified Search Appoints Natural Resources Practice Leader

Guy Sava has joined Diversified Search as a managing partner and natural resources practice leader. Mr. Sava was a senior partner with Heidrick & Struggles, where he was a member of both the firm’s industrial and CEO & board practices. Mr. Sava has worked with global manufacturing, chemical, materials, energy and other industrial sector clients in searches for

B.E. Smith Names Interim Leadership and Advisory VP

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has named Cathi Blise as vice president, leadership advisor for the firm’s interim leadership and advisory services division. An accomplished healthcare executive with more than 35 years of clinical experience, Ms. Blise will lead a number of interim and consulting executives nationwide who focus on providing leadership solutions for B. E. Smith clients. She will support healthcare providers

Companies Seen Boosting Talent Acquisition Strategies

Recruiting and onboarding are two of the top three technologies being used in 2015 to enable talent strategies, according to recent data released by Peoplefluent, a social human capital management technology company. The findings stem from recent webinar polls with Brandon Hall Group and Bersin by Deloitte of more than 200 human resource executives at Fortune 500 companies. Results illustrate that nearly 40

Heidrick to Recruit Brookdale Senior Living Leadership Team

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. has retained Heidrick & Struggles to fill its chief operating officer and chief financial officer roles. The company will consider both external and internal candidates. Mark Ohlendorf, the company’s president and CFO, will transition from his current dual roles to focus on an enhanced role as president. The company also announced that Gregory Richard, its current COO,

Amrop Adds Partner in Kenya

Amrop has added Human Capital Synergies Africa Ltd. (HCS Africa) as its newest partner in Nairobi, Kenya. It will operate as a subsidiary of Amrop Landelahni, South Africa. Veronica Anam-Waiyaki, director and technical partner of the firm, becomes managing partner of Amrop East Africa. The new office brings Amrop’s Europe, Middle East and Africa presence to 47 offices. HCS Africa is an HR

Boyden Leading CEO Search for Forest Products Assn. of Canada

Executive search firm Boyden has been selected by the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. David Lindsay, who has led the organization since 2012, announced his intention to move on by the end of 2015. Eric Lathrop, a partner in Boyden’s Ottawa office, is leading the

Foxhound Partners Names Head of Executive Search

Recruiting firm Foxhound Partners has added Heather Young to lead and build the organization’s executive search capabilities. As managing director, she will focus on building a full executive search practice, serving clients that engage with the company to fill critical C-suite, vice president, and board-level positions. Ms. Young joins Foxhound with more than 20 years of experience placing top

Caldwell Partners To ‘Vigorously Defend’ Against Takeover Bid From DHR

The board of Caldwell Partners has flat out rejected an offer from DHR International to be acquired. In response to a letter received late last week from DHR chairman, David Hoffmann, Caldwell’s chairman G. Edmund King sent a response after trading hours on Friday saying he would “refuse to engage in further discussions.” In a

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Seeks Head of HR

Executive recruiting firm Talent Connections, LLC, has been selected by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to lead its search for a new head of human resources. Tom Darrow, founder and principal of Talent Connections, is leading the assignment. The HR head position holds the primary accountability for conceiving and administering Boys & Girls Clubs of

US Agency Rules for Gays in Workplace Discrimination

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal under federal law, setting the stage for litigation aimed at striking down such practices. The ruling, issued this past week, hinged on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination on the basis of sex

Parker Executive Search Recruits Communications Post for Titans

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has placed Jimmy Stanton as vice president of communications for the Tennessee Titans. Mr. Stanton will oversee digital media, media relations, community relations, broadcasting and production. He has worked the last six years at the University of Tennessee where he currently is senior associate athletics director for communications. Mr. Stanton has previous experience at the University of Kentucky, the Houston

Harvey Nash Expands Hong Kong Office

Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has added Nick Neal as associate director in the firm’s finance practice in Hong Kong. He will be responsible for developing and expanding the CFO and finance practice within Harvey Nash Recruitment. Harvey Nash has been focused on building its top end executive search and board of directors business across Asia. Mr. Neal’s appointment will

DHR Offers 45 Percent Premium for Caldwell Partners

Within 48 hours of being stiff-armed in his bid to take over Caldwell Partners, DHR International chairman David Hoffmann said that he has no intention of backing down from plans to acquire his publicly-traded Canadian rival. In a detailed letter penned to his Caldwell counterpart, G. Edmund King, Mr. Hoffmann said that the Caldwell Board’s

AndersExecutive Launches in the U.K.

CDI AndersElite has launched its new executive search division, AndersExecutive, specializing in the recruitment of senior management professionals dedicated to the construction and property markets across the U.K. and EMEA regions. Phil Laycock will lead and manage AndersExecutive as divisional manager. Mr. Laycock brings over 20 years of experience in the professional recruiting sector and in particular for sourcing senior

FaithSearch Partners Recruits COO for Baptist Hospitals

FaithSearch Partners has placed Patrick Shannon as chief operations officer of Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas. FaithSearch Partners is an executive search firm focused on faith-based hospitals, healthcare systems, colleges/universities, churches and ministries. Mr. Shannon most recently served as COO at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, LA and has held several leadership roles in healthcare facilities over

Odgers Berndtson Retained by Government of Canada

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has been selected by the Government of Canada to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer of the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL). Eric Slankis, a principal in Odgers Berndtson’s Ottawa office, is heading the assignment. With more than 15 years of executive search experience, Mr. Slankis has led hundreds

Gibson Consultants Adds Former DHR Recruiter

Former DHR recruiter Jeffrey L. Golove has joined executive search firm Gibson Consultants LLC as senior vice president of its managed care/payor and healthcare technology search practices. With over 20 years of healthcare experience in executive search and corporate human resource & talent acquisition, Mr. Golove was previously executive vice president at DHR. He was based out of the

DHR International Increases Holdings In Rival Caldwell Partners

DHR International has increased its holdings in Canadian search firm Caldwell Partners International to 1,141,000 common shares, representing approximately 5.36 percent of the common shares outstanding. DHR says that its increased stock purchase makes it now the third largest shareholder of Caldwell. According to DHR, its chairman, David Hoffmann, and G. Edmund King, Caldwell’s chairman, spoke

Caldwell Rejects DHR Takeover Advances; Hostile Fight Looming

Canadian recruiter Caldwell Partners International has said in a statement that after consulting with its financial and legal advisors, the publicly-owned search firm had no interest in continuing discussions with DHR about a potential combination. In a letter to DHR chairman, David Hoffmann, Caldwell’s chairman, G. Edmund King, wrote that in response to a letter

Caldwell Partners Expands Recruiting Services To Latin America

Caldwell Partners announced a significant expansion of its business into Latin America yesterday by forming a strategic alliance with CPGROUP LATAM Ltd., a company founded by the partners that established and led the Latin American operations of CTPartners. Through the alliance, Caldwell extends its global reach significantly beyond Canada, adding 16 partners in seven offices across

Egon Zehnder Leading CFO Search for Diageo

Egon Zehnder has been retained by Diageo to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Current CFO, Deirdre Mahlan, has been assigned to take over Diageo’s North American business, once a successor is found. According to sources, Diageo is looking for external candidates to fill the role, a move not typical for the company, which

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Partner In Boston

Chicago-headquartered Heidrick & Struggles has added Francois Kouroriez as a partner in its Boston office and a member of its financial services practice and CEO & board of directors practice. Mr. Kouroriez will lead Heidrick’s insurance sector in the Americas. He has experienced across all segments of the insurance industry, from life, P&C, and health insurance, to

Berkhemer Clayton Places Board Member At SCAN Health Plan

Executive search firm Berkhemer Clayton, Inc. has placed healthcare veteran Jennie Chin Hansen as a member of the board of directors at SCAN Health Plan. Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, president of Berkhemer Clayton, led the search. Ms. Hansen is the senior strategic advisor and immediate past CEO of the American Geriatrics Society and previously served as president of the

Adam Kohn Joins Kingsley Gate Partners

Few search consultants who have left CTPartners this year can date their tenure with the beleaguered recruiting firm as far back as Adam P. Kohn. Along with his half-brother, Jeff Christian, the two formed one of the most compelling technology-based boutique search firms that became a national powerhouse recruiting operation in the 1990s. As the

Russell Reynolds Associates Heading Chairman Search For Unilever

Consumer goods giant Unilever PLC has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to identify a new chairman to replace Michael Treschow, who has been in the role since May 2007. The company hopes to name his successor by the end of the year. It is one of the biggest search assignments in British business this year. One of the oldest

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