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As parts of the U.S. continue to reopen and COVID-19 cases continue to surge in multiple states, mixed numbers on the economy are released today showing some improvements but still a ways to go for a recovery. Talent experts from Notch Partners, Randstad, Horton International, and Beecher Reagan weigh in!
In these unprecedented times, people are stressed, confused, worried, perplexed and in various stages of emotional overload while the daily influx of troubling news continues.
The COVID-19 outbreak is making its way through the business world and costing organizations billions of dollars in lost revenue.
Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis filed unemployment claims in historic numbers, with the Labor Department reporting Thursday a surge to 3.28 million.
San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has placed Kimberly O’Loughlin as the new CEO of Therapy Brands in Birmingham, AL. She replaces Shegun Otulana effective immediately. “Therapy Brands has achieved incredible growth over a short time and it’s exciting to continue to build our talented executive team with a proven leader like Kimberly,” said Mr. Otulana.
Executive search firm Museum Search & Reference has placed the new senior curator for the Vero Beach Museum of Art (VBMA) in Florida. Senior search consultant Dan Keegan led the assignment. Anke Van Wagenberg joins the museum from the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, outside of Washington, D.C., where she was chief curator. “Anke’s expertise and
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Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist private equity-backed firms across the nation find top level talent, including chief people officers who are becoming central to organizations grappling with the human resource impact of COVID-19. Meanwhile, as businesses become more complex as a result of the ongoing pandemic, marketing activities are
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?
Grand Junction / Boulder, CO-based DiMarchi Partners has recruited Brian McGuire as the new CEO of Rudi’s Organic Bakery, a producer of certified organic bread. “All vetting, interviewing and evaluation were done remotely through ZOOM, SKYPE and other formats,” said Paul DiMarchi, founder and president of the firm. “This shows a leap of faith by all parties, as well as how efficiently critical
New York-based Raines International has expanded with the addition of Engy Lamour as senior vice president of its asset management practice. Based in New York City, Mr. Lamour has more than 10 years of experience in the asset management and alternative investments industry and is recognized for his extensive subject matter expertise and vast executive network. As a member
Leaving a job is stressful under any circumstances. It is hard enough to do when times are normal. And 2020 is hardly normal. Everything is in flux, and even more challenging, those changes are largely happening remotely, this according to a new report authored by Richard Stein, chief growth officer at Options Group. “It’s good to remember, therefore,
The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has contracted with Honolulu-based executive search firm Bishop & Company to assist in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. The assignment is being spearheaded by Erinn N. Tomlinson, the search firm’s director of executive recruitment. The organization’s current leader, Chris Tatum, announced last month that he would be
Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an artificial intelligence component. Just recently, The Mom Project, a talent marketplace, closed a $25 million series B funding round, bringing total funding at the Chicago-based company to $36 million. The Mom Project aims to connect women, including mothers, with employment opportunities. Its platform has amassed
Cejka Search has placed Ben Vallier as the new CEO of the Iowa Clinic. He succeeds Ed Brown, who helped found the clinic in 1994 and led the organization for more than 25 years before announcing his plans to step down from the top job last September. The assignment was led by Mark Madden, the recruitment firm’s executive vice president
Hanold Associates has launched a global diversity, equity and inclusion practice and named Keri Gavin as practice leader. As one of the nation’s top C-suite HR leadership providers, the search firm has led dozens of critical chief diversity and inclusion officer searches for clients such Gucci, Live Nation Entertainment, Ford Motor Company, MGM Resorts International, Major League Baseball,
Julie Kanak of Diversified Search has recently assisted Fresno, CA-headquartered DairyAmerica in the recruitment of Patricia Smith as its new president and CEO. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served in a number of senior leadership capacities over the past 20 years in the dairy processing and food ingredient industry. “DairyAmerica sits at the forefront of one of the
Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2020 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.92 billion, flat from a year ago. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – also reported fourth quarter revenue of $490.8 million, a decline of 10.2 percent. The firm reported restricting charges of $40.5 million in its fourth quarter. Net income
ZRG has recruited Brett Feddersen as the president of AccelerātUM, a new entity founded by the former head of the FAA and industry colleagues to advance the unmanned air mobility industry. Managing directors Samantha Foster and Craig Sabina led the assignment. “ZRG managing directors Craig Sabina and Samantha Foster were instrumental in Brett’s recruitment,” AccelerātUM
Minneapolis, MN-headquartered Versique Search and Consulting has promoted Erik Fortier to chief financial officer. In this role, he will oversee the company’s finance operations as well as HR, IT and office administration functions, and will focus on maintaining Versique’s continued growth and helping to drive its strategic initiatives. “Erik has brought a whole new level
Employment surprisingly rose by 4.8 million in June as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. These improvements in the labor market reflect a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March, April and May due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and
Following a nationwide search, C. Wayne Alderman and Alan Medders of Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search have completed the search for the new dean of the college of business for Arkansas Tech University (ATU). K. Russell Jones will start in his new role with the university on Monday. “Dr. Jones is an experienced academician and administrator who is
Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Mitch Ornstein as managing director. Mr. Ornstein, who will work from the firm’s Chicago office, brings more than 15 years of executive search experience in placing senior leaders across all functions to his new role. He will serve as 20/20 Foresight’s functional expert in the CFO
In January 2020, women constituted more than 50 percent of the American workforce. Six months and 15 million jobs later, this may not be the case, according to a new report by Odgers Berndtson and co-authored by Catherine Bass Black and Lisa DeConto. “It’s been widely recognized that women in the United States are being disproportionately affected
Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has placed former American Montessori Society executive Timothy Purnell as the new CEO for NEXT for AUTISM. Chris Bull, managing partner and co-founder of the search firm, led the assignment. Mr. Purnell has a proven track record as an innovative leader, strategic planner and inspiring educator. He transitioned
Digital-focused executive search firm Hightech Partners (HTP) has expanded with the addition of Jean-Christophe Legrand, a senior executive in technology and digital, to help develop the firm’s international business. His appointment strengthens HTP’s strategy as a global leader in the field of digital executive-level recruitment, but also as advisor to clients on the talent aspects of digital
Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has assisted the Detroit Pistons in the recruitment of former Roc Nation executive Mike Zavodsky as its new chief business officer. The role is a new position for the professional basketball organization. Mr. Zavodsky begins work with the NBA team on Wednesday. He will report to Pistons vice chair Arn Tellem.
Top experts in talent management and leadership recruitment agree that filling an interim leadership position can be a significant opportunity for an organization. Focus Search Partners, the executive search division of talent solutions provider Vaco, recently launched an interim executive services practice to leverage the firm’s 20-year history. The firm tapped C-suite talent veteran Monica Foster to lead the
IRC Global Executive Search Partners has strengthened its global presence adding VIPJOBS LLC as a new member firm in Russia. The organization says that Russia is a market with significant talent and strong demand for leadership capabilities. “With IRC Russia, our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,”
Leaders may automatically default to the bottom line and focus on the financial damage that COVID-19 is causing—and for good reason. But many employees place greater emphasis and importance on the support they are receiving from leadership, according to a new report from Robinson Resource Group. “People need to know that even though their leader is
The Christopher Group has placed Michelle Jones as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The search was completed by founder and CEO Tom Christopher, recruiting director Jeff Wilbanks and senior operations manager Matthew Duda. “Partnering with TCG and Jeff specifically was absolutely fantastic,” said Ms. Jones. “COVID-19 hit during the process and
Chicago-based search firm DHR International has expanded with the addition of Rob Tillman as managing partner of its global financial officer practice. He will also serve as a key leader in the firm’s private equity and advanced technology practices and will work closely with DHR’s advisory services team, Elevate Partners. Mr. Tillman has served with three of
San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has assisted in the placement of Linda Buan as chief technology officer of Clearlake Capital Group-backed Provation. Ms. Buan had been serving as the company’s vice president, product development and operations. “Innovation, quality and service have long been defining characteristics of Provation’s software solutions, and our chief technology officer
As the healthcare sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer has traditionally been the most
U.S. private equity firms are becoming more sophisticated and generating record demand for operating specialists with the skills and experience to actively manage their portfolio companies, according to a new study by Heidrick & Struggles. As measured by deal activity in 2018, the U.S. private equity market closed a record 4,828 deals worth a combined $713
Memorial Hermann Health System has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current president and CEO Dan Wolterman has announced his intention to retire in the second half of 2016. The board will consider both internal and external candidates. “The complexity and size of an organization like Memorial Hermann – along with the
Executive search firm Boyden has added Lynn Ogden as a new partner in its San Francisco office. She becomes a member of the firm’s global consumer and non-profit & education practices. With over 25 years of experience in Asia and the U.S., Ms. Ogden brings to Boyden a blend of executive search, leadership assessment, executive coaching and management consulting
Roanoke, TX-headquartered Aviation Search Group, an aviation-focused executive search firm, has created a new service dubbed Air Medical Recruit, dedicated specifically to air medical operations to assist with the shortage of aviation personnel. “With flight hours on the rise, we developed the Air Medical Recruit program to solve the hiring demand of air medical operators,” said
Carmichael Fisher has continued its expansion with the launch of a new office in Frankfurt. The opening is in response to growing client demand in the German market and builds on the success of the firm’s existing German office in Hamburg. The new office is the Carmichael Fisher’s sixth EMEA location and will initially be led
After an intensive, 18-month review of hundreds of in-house recruiting programs across the U.S., Europe and Asia, Hunt Scanlon Media today released its executive report tracking developments in the field. “This has been an incredible journey for us here at Hunt Scanlon,” said Scott A. Scanlon, founding chairman and the report’s editor-in-chief. “Hundreds of organizations
Korn Ferry has recruited Rebecca Rhine as the national executive director of the 7,000-member International Cinematographers Guild (ICG). She succeeds Bruce Doering who is retiring after a tenure of 30 years with the Guild. The ICG search process was handled by the national officers in close collaboration with Korn Ferry. The recommendation was then approved by the national executive board at their
Irvine, CA-based executive recruiter McDermott & Bull has assisted Newport Beach, CA-based Project Access, Inc. in the recruitment of Kathy McCarrell as its next chief executive officer. The search was conducted by Chris Bull, managing partner, and Bill Brewer, principal consultant at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. Ms. McCarrell is a highly experienced non-profit executive most recently serving as the executive director of
The Execu | Search Group has opened new opened offices in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Both locations will specialize in recruiting healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses and physician assistants. Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields. The increasing number of people insured through the Affordable Care Act has created additional demand for
Executive recruiters are increasingly being served hiring mandates all over the globe. To meet the demand, search firms continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters, and open new locations. The spike in demand seems to be favoring affiliated global recruiting consortiums and the well-established global players that already have beachheads in place that are close to
Jim Zaniello is president and founder of Vetted Solutions, a Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm specializing in serving the leadership needs of associations, non-profit organizations, hospitality and destination marketing industries. The firm focuses on recruiting board directors, CEOs and senior staff positions, providing personalized solutions tailored to each client’s needs and employer brand. In this interview, Jim discusses the
Odgers Berndtson has placed Stephen Prince as co-head of TFG Asset Management — TFG’s diversified alternative asset management business — and head of North America for Tetragon Financial Management, LP, TFG’s investment manager. Maria de Rossi, a partner in Odgers’ New York office, led the search. Mr. Prince joins the company from Silver Creek Capital Management LLC, a $7 billion
Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted third quarter 2015 revenues of $1.31 billion, a 7.4 percent increase from revenues of $1.22 billion during the same period a year ago. The results were fueled by strong revenue results from Protiviti, Robert Half Technology and permanent placement operations. Revenue numbers failed to meet Street forecasts, which expected revenues of $1.32 billion. Global
Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has recruited Amit Mohan as chief executive officer of Barlow Respiratory Hospital in Los Angeles. “Barlow Respiratory Hospital was looking for a dynamic healthcare executive with the vision and strategy to continue to grow the hospital and strengthen established relationships with physicians, staff and the community,” said Laura Musfeldt, vice president of senior executive
Executive recruiting firm Search Solution Group has added Jarrett Hoffman as a senior executive recruiter in Baltimore. In March, the firm opened its Baltimore office and named Emil Gerardi as managing partner to lead the new location. Mr. Hoffman began his search career at MRI, where he placed individuals across the country with backgrounds in chemistry, bio-chemistry, biology, physics, material
ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted revenues of $5 billion for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015, a decrease of eight percent from revenues of $5.4 billion during the same time a year ago. Numbers fell short of Wall Street’s forecasts which expected $5.04 billion in revenues during the quarter. Financial results were significantly impacted by the stronger
Executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) has assisted Tyco International plc in its search for a chief financial officer with the recruitment of Robert E. Olson. He succeeds Arun Nayar, who will step down from the CFO role and retire from the company at the end of this calendar year. Howard Fischer recently recruited Michael J. Cavanagh as
New York headquartered executive search firm Bridge Partners, LLC has placed Roberta Cordano as the 11th president of Gallaudet University. Gallaudet’s current president, T. Alan Hurwitz, is retiring at the end of this year. Tory Clarke, co-founder and partner of Bridge Partners, led the search. Ms. Cordano, who is deaf, currently serves as the vice president of
Global executive search firm Allegis Partners has added Robert Lambert as a managing director in the firm’s human resources practice at its Orange County office. Mr. Lambert joins the firm from Morgan Samuels, where he was a senior client partner. Previously, he led his own consultancy, Lambert Consulting Partners (LCP), which provided talent management and strategic human capital advisory
Westport, CT-based executive search firm Leadership Capital Group has joined forces with Madrid- headquartered Ackermann Group to expand its regional capabilities. The deal expands both firms’ presence throughout Latin America in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Peru, Chile and Costa Rica with over 50 search consultants in the region. Leadership Capital Group has been a primarily North American and
Full-time, permanent hiring in the fourth quarter is projected to be the most robust since 2006, with seasonal hiring poised to outpace last year’s projections by a healthy margin, according to CareerBuilder’s latest forecast. Thirty-four percent of U.S. employers plan to hire full-time, permanent staff this quarter, and nearly the same percentage (33 percent) expect to
The Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to find its new chief executive officer. Sir Ron Kerr has decided to step down as CEO after 30 years in senior NHS leadership roles. “My immediate focus is to ensure a fully-planned and well-managed transition to a new chief executive who can take over
Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 83 offices in 57 countries throughout Asia, EMEA, and the Americas, has added Rita Garg as a principal in India, Lukasz Kiniewicz as a principal in Warsaw, Nicole Egeda Paustian as a partner in Copenhagen and Chandrasekar R. as a partner in India. Dr. Garg leads the healthcare
Stanton Chase International has placed Jeanette Horan and Fidelma Russo as members of the board of directors of Wolters Kluwer NV, a major global professional information services and technology company. Mary Matthews, managing director, led the search. Ms. Horan retired from IBM in August after a distinguished career that saw her hold many key leadership roles, including that of
McKinley Marketing Partners, an executive recruiting firm focused on marketing professionals, has opened a new office in New York City. This is the second office location McKinley has opened in the last four months with its Houston office opening this past summer. Leading the New York metropolitan region is the firm’s new director of business
Reports continue to point to talent shortages and the latest ‘Recruiter Nation Survey’ released by Jobvite is not different, with 56 percent of recruiters citing the lack of available skilled talent as a key stumbling block in hiring. The report, which polled over 1,400 executive recruiting and human resources professionals, also found that 95 percent of recruiters
Motor home manufacturer Winnebago Industries has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The company started searching for a CEO after former chief executive Randy Potts retired in August. Following Mr. Potts leaving the company, Robert Olson took over for about a month. Lawrence A. Erickson, the chairman of the board, is now serving
Cincinnati-based executive search firm Centennial Inc. has recruited John Banchy as president and chief executive officer of the Children’s Home of Cincinnati. Mr. Banchy has more than 14 years of experience in leadership roles and most recently held leadership positions with the March of Dimes at the local, state and regional level. In his new role, he will oversee the advancement of the organization through strategic relationships
Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Graham Beatty as head of its Americas real estate sector within the firm’s financial services practice. He will be based in Heidrick’s New York office. Mr. Beatty has over 15 years of experience that includes leading C-suite executive searches for organizations ranging from investment management platforms to real estate owners, operators and developers. He has also
Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has launched a solutions practice group across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to assist companies and law firms manage variations to complex legal workloads without adding to permanent headcount resources. Based in MLA’s London office, Laura Fellows now leads the group for this region. In EMEA, the solutions practice
Hiring times in the U.S., Canada, and in many major European markets and Australia are mushrooming, according to several new research reports. Adding time to the hiring clock is putting hiring plans in disarray, setting talent acquisition professionals off to conduct more of their own search work in an effort to reduce hiring cycle times.
Former Norman Broadbent president Sally Drexler has joined Odgers Berndtson in Los Angeles as a partner, establishing a new presence for the firm in the consumer and media industries. Ms. Drexler has over 15 years of international search experience specializing in digital, retail, media, and the travel industries. Previously, she was president of Norman Broadbent USA, where she