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Management Consultants for the Arts Finds New Leader for American Conservatory Theater

Following an extensive nationwide search, Stamford, Conn-based executive search firm Management Consultants for the Arts has placed Jennifer Bielstein as the new executive director of American Conservatory Theater (ACT) in San Francisco. She succeeds Peter Pastreich who is leaving the organization at the end of the 2017-18 season. Partner David Mallette led the assignment. “On behalf of the board of

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Saxton Bampfylde Lands New Leader for National Museums Liverpool

For non-profit organizations, these are challenging days. Declining support from government sources, increased demand for their services and competition for donor dollars are just a few of the issues that charitable organizations must overcome to stay afloat each year. So it is that roles like national directors and chief development officers become all the more

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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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N2Growth Adds New Global Practice Chair for Board and CEO Services

N2Growth, a King of Prussia, PA-based management consulting and executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of Thomas Brattle Gannett as global practice chairman of board and CEO services. Mr. Gannett is a results-oriented executive and board candidate with more than 20 years experience in strategic, operational and fiscal leadership, said the firm. He has

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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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Direct Recruiters Adds Two Team Members

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has announced two additions to its team. Logan Payton is the new director of the firm’s HR solutions group and Shawna Rosner is director of the legal solutions group. Ms. Payton brings over 10 years of HR experience to her new role, and deep understanding of the function. Previously,

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Help Wanted: Well-Rounded C-Suite Business Leaders

Leaders who bring both specific technical expertise and general strategic business acumen to the table are in short supply in our current economic environment, according to David Clapp, managing partner of search firm CarterBaldwin. In a recent report that he authored, Mr. Clapp found that smart organizations are looking for and hiring well-rounded business leaders

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Slone Partners Find New CMO for Sera Prognostics

Executive search firm Slone Partners has recruited Garrett K. Lam as the new chief medical officer for Sera Prognostics in Salt Lake City, UT. “Slone Partners worked closely with Sera as we conducted this important search,” said Greg Critchfield, chairman and chief executive officer of Sera. “They paved the way for great conversations between candidates and the entire Sera leadership team. Slone

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Wikimedia Foundation Retains Bridge Partners to Find Talent and Culture Chief

Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects, has tapped Bridge Partners to find a chief of talent and culture. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke is leading the search along with partner Janet Albert. “This is one of the highlights of 2018 both for me and my

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Apotheker Search & Advisory Opens Doors

An array of new recruiting firms have launched around the world this year. The latest: Apotheker Search & Advisory, an executive search and advisory firm specializing in the life sciences industry, recently opened for business in New York City. Suzana Farah Rahman serves as the firm’s managing director. Apotheker’s  primary fields of focus include but are

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Meridian Partners International Adds Member Firms in Argentina and Brazil

Meridian Partners International has added executive recruiters in Argentina and Brazil as its newest members. Buenos Aires-based South Star Human Capital Solutions will represent the network for Spanish speaking countries in South America. São Paulo-based Reciprhocal Management Consulting, and its sister company, Profile Executive Search and Assessment, will represent serve Meridian for the Brazilian market.

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Competition for Talent Causing Major Shifts in Corporate Strategy

As unemployment remains at record lows, a new study by global RPO provider Cielo finds that competition for talent is causing major shifts in corporate strategy. As a result, business function leaders are having significant disagreements about their companies’ approaches to finding, recruiting, interviewing and hiring new employees. Nearly 70 percent of business leaders surveyed

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DHR Recruits Chief Development and Marketing Officer for U.S. Humane Society

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has recruited John Vranas as the new chief development and marketing officer for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Partners Debbie Graf and Kara Teising led the search. “John brings the total package to a critical role like this one,” said Ms. Teising. “It’s very difficult to find a leader with a skill-set

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Heidrick & Struggles Seeks CEO for Jacksonville Public Utility

Heidrick & Struggles has been selected to find a new chief executive officer for JEA, the city of Jacksonville, FL’s public electric, sewer and water utility. The job opened up earlier this year when Paul McElroy, who had been CEO for six years, unexpectedly stepped down. Nine candidates are under consideration for the position, according

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ZipRecruiter Lands $156 Million in Funding

Jobs website ZipRecruiter has just lined up $156 million in investment capital. The company said the series B financing will be used to accelerate its growth and further develop its artificial intelligence-powered matching technology and mobile apps. Wellington Management Co. and returning investor IVP co-led the investment, which included participation by other existing investors. ZipRecruiter’s

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Vanderbloemen Names COO

Houston-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has appointed Sutton Turner as its chief operating officer. He brings a combined 23 years of business and ministry experience to his role. “We have been fortunate to have seen many years of repeated and robust growth, and our work is at an unprecedented size and scope,”

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Employers Continue Adding Jobs, But Middle-Wage Opportunities Stagger

A new study from CareerBuilder points to a continued hollowing effect in the labor market where high-wage and low-wage job growth is eclipsing middle-wage job growth by a significant margin. Based on extensive analysis of historical and current labor market trends, the U.S. is expected to add 8.3 million jobs (5.08 percent growth) from 2018

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Gold Hill Associates Seeks New Leader for Temple College

Community college executive search firm Gold Hill Associates has been selected to find the next president for Temple College in central Texas. Search consultant Dennis Michaelis is leading the assignment. The Temple College board of trustees was unanimous in choosing the Jackson, MS-based firm. “Gold Hill has experience and an extensive network in Texas and

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Battalia Winston Finds Chief Sales Officer for Clean Harbors

Finding qualified C-suite sales executives continues to be an issue for companies. According to the ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage Report, sales positions have been some of the most difficult to fill in recent years. And it has not been an attractive role to new generations of workers. New York City-headquartered executive search firm Battalia Winston recently recruited Robby Speights

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Koya Strengthens Staff with Diversity Pioneer

Non-profit search specialist Koya Leadership Partners has expanded with the addition of Maureen Alphonse-Charles as managing director. Based in Boston, Ms. Alphonse-Charles is expected to help strengthen the firm’s work across non-profits and mission-driven organizations, building a bridge between non-profits, the corporate sector, and corporate boards. She sits on the boards of Boston University, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston

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Alexander Hughes Names President of Recruiting Subsidiary

Executive recruiters are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the 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. Didier Simon de Bessac was recently named president of Managers by Alexander Hughes,

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Benchmark Metrics to Guide Your Recruitment Strategy

The growing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to automate mundane operational tasks is creating new efficiencies that are freeing up recruiters’ time to focus on relationship building and nurturing passive candidates, according to a new report by Jobvite. The percentage of job interviews that resulted in offers climbed from 17 percent in 2015

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Wheless Partners Retained by the University of Colorado to Find New Leader

With the new academic year underway, a number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will provide high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization. The University of Colorado board of regents recently tapped executive recruitment firm Wheless

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Seeks General Counsels for DuPage Medical Group and UPC Insurance

Executive search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has recently been selected to find new general counsels for DuPage Medical Group and UPC Insurance. Located in Downers Grove, IL, DuPage Medical Group is one of the largest independent multi-specialty physician groups in Illinois. Backed by the large PE firm Ares, the organization is physician led, enabling it to provide

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Quantum Search Partners Names Digital Security & Risk Practice Leader

Cybersecurity might well might the greatest challenge facing corporate America today. The threat to reputation, private information and dollars — both from immediate theft and the cost of repairing the damage of a cyber-attack — can be staggering. Yet too few companies have taken adequate measures to protect themselves. No one can deny that it is

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Bailey Montago Executive Search Names Two Practice Leaders

London-based Bailey Montagu Executive Search continues its expansion with the appointment of Rupert Channing as leader of the firm’s financial services search practice and Lee Cooper as head of its consumer and retail practice. Bailey Montago’s financial services search practice is focused on identifying, attracting and appointing high-caliber executives. Mr. Channing has worked in executive search

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Spencer Stuart Names Ben Williams CEO

Spencer Stuart has appointed Ben Williams as its new CEO, succeeding Kevin Connelly, who served two three-year terms as the firm’s leader after previously serving six years as its chairman. In addition, the firm elected David Daniel as its new chairman. He takes over from Edward Speed, who served two three-year terms in the post. Both appointments were effective at

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Korn Ferry Tapped by Vanderbilt to Find New Athletic Director

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. With the announcement that Vanderbilt University’s current AD, David Williams, plans to retire in May, the school recently turned to Korn Ferry to find his replacement. Jed Hughes, who leads Korn Ferry’s sports practice, is heading the assignment alongside senior associate Kyle Bowlsby.

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Hanold Associates Recruits Head of Talent at PepsiCo

Chicago-based Hanold Associates has recruited Anita Roggendorf as PepsiCo’s director of talent attraction & engagement. Partners Ashley Schiele, Keri Gavin and Katie Traines led the assignment for the role, which is based at the consumer product giant’s global headquarters in Purchase, NY. Ms. Roggendorf previously worked for American Express. In her new role, she will

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Taylor Strategy Partners Adds Leader to Fuel Growth

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. Recently, Columbus, OH-headquartered firm Taylor Strategy Partners added Angie Aldinger as vice president of business development. Ms. Aldinger will lead business development efforts across all business lines at the firm, including recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), executive & professional search, consulting & assessment

ZRG Partners Appoints COO

ZRG Partners Inc., a global provider of executive search and talent management solutions, has appointed Stacey Mainiero as its chief operating officer. Ms. Mainiero works out of the firm’s West Orange, NJ office and will manage and oversee daily activities worldwide. She previously held a senior level operations position with Korn Ferry where she managed

Greenwich Harbor Partners Taps Chief Revenue Officer for SpinMedia

Greenwich Harbor Partners has placed Tom Morrissy as the new executive vice president and chief revenue officer of SpinMedia. Mr. Morrissy was formerly EVP/North American sales of Synaptic Media and most recently the EVP/CRO of Selectable Media. SpinMedia is the world’s largest collective of pop culture and music digital brands. Greenwich Harbor Partners focuses on

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Four New Partners

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has added four new partners to its global industrial practice group. Andrew Dudgeon and John Weigold join the aerospace, defense & aviation team and are based in the New York office. John Howard, based in Toronto and Damian Walsh, based in London, join the metals & mining team.

Accord Group Grows Polish Operations

Accord Group Eastern and Central Europe (ECE) has named Renata Sienkiewicz as the leadership services practice head for the firm’s Polish region. Ms. Sienkiewicz joins the company after spending over 10 years in HR at the board level of multinationals and the past six years as managing partner at global leadership services and talent development

ESGI Completes Search for CACI International

Executive recruiter ESGI has placed Suzan Zimmerman as senior vice president of strategic campaigns at CACI International. Ms. Zimmerman most recently served as SVP of corporate development at QinetiQ North America. “Suzan enjoys one of the strongest reputations in our market. She has an impeccable track record in pursuing and helping win large federal procurements,”

Bond International Software Partners with Brightwater Recruitment

Recruitment software provider Bond International Software has integrated its portfolio of recruitment system applications and staffing agency software Bond Adapt with Brightwater Recruitment Consultancy, a professional services recruitment company for the Irish market. “The central system will enable our business information to be shared across our offices in Dublin, Belfast and Cork which again was

Direct Consulting Associates Names Recruitment Manager

Direct Consulting Associates (DCA), a provider of healthcare IT consulting and staffing solutions, has promoted John Yurkschatt to the role of recruitment manager. In his new position, Mr. Yurkschatt serves as a coach and mentor to our DCA recruiters as well as provides hands-on strategic and tactical leadership while managing the day-to-day recruiting activities. He

Korn Ferry Records 21 Percent Revenue Increase

Korn Ferry/(NYSE:KFY) posted revenues of $242.2 million for the third quarter fiscal 2014, an increase of 21 percent on a constant currency basis compared to $210.3 million a year ago. The increase in fee revenue was driven by increases in all regions with the largest increases in North America and Europe. Futurestep, the firm’s online

EMA Partners Appoints Chairman

EMA Partners International has appointed Chris Hardy as its global chairman. Mr. Hardy has served on EMA Partners’ executive committee and held the vice president of finance role for the last four years. He founded EMA Partners South Africa in 2004. Prior to that he held senior positions with Deloitte Consulting, Vendall (Pty) Ltd and

Hanold Associates Leading Search for Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has been retained by Northwestern Memorial HealthCare to lead in its search for a new senior vice president and general counsel. Northwestern Memorial is ranked number six hospital system in the country by US News & World Report. Headquartered in Chicago, Hanold Associates specializes in assignments for human resources, talent

Dr. BjØrn Johansson Associates Adds New Partner

Executive search firm Dr Bjorn Johansson Associates has added Dr. Sylke Steiner as a partner. Dr. Steiner's expertise ranges from small and mid-sized companies to large multinational corporations, working for privately owned and publicly traded companies as well as for non-profit organizations. She previously served as a principal at Korn Ferry. Dr. Bjørn Johansson Associates

MB Interim Leaders Strengthens Management Team

MB Interim Leaders, a division of McDermott & Bull, has named Monica Baldwin as its business development director, healthcare solutions. Ms. Baldwin will be responsible for expanding the firm’s presence with healthcare industry clients. She will work closely with healthcare companies experiencing time-sensitive challenges by uniting executives on project and interim engagements with MB Interim

Development Resources, Inc. Completes Search for AAUW

Development Resources, Inc. (DRi) has placed Toni Johnson as the new director of major and planned gifts for the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Over the past 25 years, Ms. Johnson has worked as executive director for the American Red Cross, the American Diabetes Association of Greater New York, and Anderson House. AAUW is

eQuest Enhances HR Software Service

eQuest, a job posting distribution and job posting management provider, has developed a software that recognizes the kind of device candidates use to respond to jobs on the internet as well as the percentage of candidates responding to internet posted positions by mobile versus workstation. “As HR departments assess their future plans this data will

CEB Acquires KnowledgeAdvisors

CEB, a member-based advisory company, has acquired KnowledgeAdvisors, a provider of analytics solutions for talent development professionals, for approximately $52 million. By combining KnowledgeAdvisors’ learning benchmarks and analytics platform with CEB’s insight, best practice and predictive analytics on talent acquisition, assessment and development, the company is positioned to help senior executives optimize investments that drive

Egon Zehnder Makes Leadership Changes

Global executive search firm Egon Zehnder has said that Alyse Forcellina will assume management of the firm's U.S. leadership strategy consulting practice and Jon Carter will oversee its U.S. technology and communications practice. Ms. Forcellina, based in New York, will guide the firm's U.S. consulting efforts around management assessment, executive development, integration, skills building, succession

Boyden to Lead CEO Search for the Port of Long Beach

Executive search firm Boyden has been retained by the Port of Long Beach to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. The search will be led by managing director Tim McNamara. The Port of Long Beach is the second biggest port in the U.S. behind the Port of Los Angeles. Boyden is

Direct Recruiters Promotes Partner

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has promoted Robert Cohn to partner. Mr. Cohn will continue to serve as director of the firm’s automation practice with special emphasis on industrial and electrical automation and sensors and controls. He has been with DRI and in the recruiting industry for over eight years. “Robert has achieved significant growth in

Hanold Associates Appoints New Partner

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has added Lauren Drake as a partner. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, Ms. Drake will focus on HR executive search assignments for senior level professional services and HR roles across a broad spectrum of industries. She most recently worked with McKinsey & Company as the global head of experienced

hrQ Names Managing Director of Houston Office

hrQ, an executive search and professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources sector, has appointed Hang Bower as the vice president and managing director of its Houston office. Ms. Bower joins hrQ with more than 15 years of human resources experience from Luxottica Retail, Brinker International and most recently as the chief human

Lancor Leading CEO Search for I.D. Systems

Global search firm Lancor has been selected by I.D. Systems, Inc. to lead in its search for a chief executive officer. Headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, I.D. Systems is a global provider of wireless M2M solutions for securing, controlling, tracking, and managing high-value enterprise assets, including industrial vehicles, rental cars, trailers, containers, and cargo. Lancor

Tatum Expands Leadership Team in New York

Executive services firm Tatum LLC has named Chris Morris as the office managing partner in the firm’s New York headquarters. In this role, Mr. Morris will lead business development and talent recruitment efforts, manage daily operational activity and oversee high-level client engagements. Previously, he served as president and founding partner of MPACT Partners LLC, providing

Signium Adds AM Recruiting Chile to Global Network

Signium International has added AM Recruiting Chile (AMR Chile) to its global network of executive search firms. AMR Chile specializes in high level executive searches with a focus on results and finding the top board members, directors, vice presidents, CEO´s and c-level positions. The firm has placed candidates within a wide variety of industries with

Hudson Global Posts 15 Percent Revenue Dip

Hudson Global/(NASDAQ:HSON) has posted fourth quarter 2013 revenues of $159.5 million, a decrease of 13.4 percent from the $184.3 million recorded in the fourth quarter of 2012. The company recorded a net loss of $11.3 million, or $0.35 per basic and diluted share, compared with net loss of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per basic and

Diversified Search Finds First President for SEED Miami

Diversified Search has placed Frances P. Allegra as the first president of The SEED School of Miami (SEED Miami), a college-preparatory, public boarding school for South Florida students. Ms. Allegra brings to SEED Miami 20 years of experience in child welfare and advocacy on behalf of children. She will be departing her position as CEO

ZRG Partners Acquires New Directions Search

ZRG Partners Inc., a global provider of executive search and talent management solutions, has acquired New Directions Search, a 30-year old retained search firm headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. New Directions Search has focused on providing senior level executive search to the manufacturing and industrial sectors. Led by

Odgers Berndtson Launches Digital Search and Board Consulting Practices

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has launched a new digital search practice which will be headed by seasoned digital search consultant Candi Dalipe. Odgers has also partnered with digital strategist Barry Libert to provide board-level digital strategy learning and consulting services. The firm's comprehensive digital practice will help companies and organizations across all industries and

AESC to Host Recruiters at Annual Gathering in New York

AESC2014, this year’s annual event hosted by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), will be held on March 10th and 11th at ‘10 on the Park’ at the Time Warner Center in New York City. The two-day conference will feature keynote presentations by Fortune senior editor-at-large, Geoff Colvin; Morgan Stanley CEO, James P. Gorman;

Trilogy to Lead Search for Not For Sale

Retained executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has been selected to lead a vice president of development search for Not For Sale. Chuck Pappalardo will handle the assignment on behalf of Trilogy. Mark Wexler, EVP of strategy, mission and external affairs and co-founder, said: “Based on Trilogy’s expansive network in the nonprofit and for profit

Workday Posts 74 Percent Revenue Spike

Workday, Inc., a leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll and financial management, has posted revenues of $141.9 million, an increase of 74 percent from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013. Non-GAAP operating loss for the quarter was $21.0 million, or negative 14.8 percent of revenues, compared to a non-GAAP operating loss

CDI Corp. Posts Small Q4 Revenue Gain

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI), a Philadelphia-based provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted fourth quarter revenues of $277.1 million, an increase of 2.4 percent from revenues of $271 million a year ago. The company reported net income of $2.4 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, versus a net income of $5 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, last

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