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With Top-Level Vacancies Looming, Companies Turn More Proactive

Companies in a number of industries are facing a potential C-suite challenge – an alarming lack of qualified candidates to fill roles that are likely to become vacant, due to retirement and other factors, in the next 10 to 15 years. To prevent a potentially drastic operations interruption, companies should be making several proactive moves

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Arts Consulting Group Finds New Leader for the National Czech & Slovak Library and Museum

Boston-headquartered executive search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has placed Cecilia Rokusek as the new president and CEO of the National Czech & Slovak Library and Museum (NCSML) in Cedar Rapids, IA. She succeeds Gail Naughton, who has served in the role since 2002. “The search committee was immediately impressed with Cecilia’s application, and this impression was magnified

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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.


RSR Partners Appoints Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Leader

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Rebecca Holland New as a managing director, leading the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. She is based in Raleigh, NC. Ms. New brings more than 20 years of extensive experience advising senior management on transitional and growth, talent and human capital strategies and was recently recognized as one of 2018’s Fiercest Women in

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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?


Savannah Group Expands With Two More Partners

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group has expanded with the addition of Simon Musgrave and Phil Coulter as partners within the firm’s industrial and digital & technology practices, respectively. “These latest acquisitions see Savannah expand its depth of capability within the digital and industrial arenas,” the firm said. Mr. Musgrave will be leading Savannah Group’s energy and industrial


Getting the Right Senior Level Candidates on the Radar

When discussing recruiting, the term “key selection criteria” simply refers to the skills, attributes, knowledge and qualifications that a job candidate needs to succeed in a role. In theory, a hiring manager would find someone who meets all of the requirements, make an offer and take off running. But when it’s an executive role that


Odgers Berndtson Names Head of U.S. Marketing

Building on its explosive growth in the U.S. last year, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Soh Won Cha as head of U.S. marketing. She joins the firm from Russell Reynolds Associates, where she was senior marketing manager of the Americas. “We’re very excited to welcome Soh Won to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO


Sucherman Group Creates Sports Entertainment Practice; Looks to Global Expansion

New York-based Sucherman Group has named Simon Pollock as managing director, international, based in London, and Charles Gould as managing director, sports, based in New York. These newly-created roles mark the official launch of the firm’s sports entertainment and international practices and follow closely on the heels of the firm’s expansion to Silicon Valley and Silicon

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Koblentz Group Places CEO at Genomind

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Koblentz Group has recruited Shawn Patrick O’Brien as the new chief executive officer of personalized medicine company Genomind in King of Prussia, PA. He replaces Thomas Hess, who had been serving as interim CEO in addition to his regular role as CFO. Joel Koblentz and Jeffrey Neppl led the assignment. “Shawn’s impressive background

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Seeks Pastor for Christ Church Nashville

Houston-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has been retained by interdenominational Christ Church Nashville in Tennessee to lead its search for a new senior pastor. The senior pastor for Christ Church Nashville will hold a primarily spiritual office, said Vanderbloemen Search Group. The individual must demonstrate godly character, competence and knowledge


6 Global Workforce Predictions for the New Year

The workforce continues to evolve at an incredibly rapid rate as transformations in society, government, culture, technology, communications and law impact employers. As we look forward to the year ahead, low unemployment, a rise in concern over how technology is shaping the future of work and a series of movements giving power to the people are

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Storbeck/Pimentel Recruits Provost for Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines, commonly known as Mines, with the assistance of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, one of the nation’s leading boutique providers in the higher education space, has named Richard Holz as its next provost. Mr. Holz is currently dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University and will join Mines


Heidrick & Struggles Taps Business Talent Group’s Pool of Independent Professionals

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has entered into an exclusive agreement with Business Talent Group (BTG) to offer its clients access to the high-end online job platform’s pool of independent business professionals, on demand, for critical, project-based assignments. “Once reserved for temporary backfill work or emergency support, independent professionals

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PFM Executive Search Lands CEO for Fraserway RV

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Stephen Simms as the new CEO of Fraserway RV. PFM partners Shaun Carpenter and Shelina Esmail led the assignment. Mr. Simms brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience with Fortune 50 companies and a diverse business background in accounting, operations, merchandising, loss prevention and human resources. He spent the


Lucas Group Strengthens Accounting and Finance Practice

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded with the addition of Madison Berney as managing partner for its accounting and finance practice in Denver, CO. She will lead a team of accounting and finance recruiters as they look to meet the evolving demand of clients and candidates in the booming Denver job market. According


The Top 10 Emerging Talent Trends for 2019

If 2018 was all about who was getting jobs, 2019 may be about how jobs work. Indeed, this may be the year that organizations start retooling how they find, evaluate and even pay employees. Chalk up the shifts to, among several factors, the tight labor market and a massive influx of data, according to a new talent report

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Slone Partners Places Chief Medical Officer at Goldfinch Bio

Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed Frank Czerwiec as chief medical officer at Goldfinch Bio, a Cambridge, MA-based biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing precision medicines for the treatment of genetically-driven kidney diseases. “Goldfinch Bio is the leading life sciences and precision medicine company working passionately on kidney diseases which now affect over 800 million people

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Police Chief for Mount Holyoke and Smith College Police Department

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been selected by Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges to find a chief for their shared police department. Search associate Heather J. Larabee is leading the assignment. A third institution, Hampshire College, recently left the collaborative police department. The Mount Holyoke and Smith police department is responsible for the safety


Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director of Global Operations

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of C.J. Bolster as managing director of global operations. Based in London, he is responsible for driving the firm’s growth and expansion in international markets. Mr. Bolster has over 30 years of experience as a highly regarded senior executive in management consulting and executive search, working with


Talentsoft Secures $50 Million in Funding

France-based Talentsoft, a cloud-based human resource software solutions provider for talent management learning, has raised $50 million in a financing round which it says will boost continued growth via innovation and international market expansion. Francisco Partners leads the new investment, alongside existing investors Bpifrance and Goldman Sachs who are strengthening their capital. The total funding round


4 Hiring Strategies When Talent Markets are Tight

Everyone is readying their horses at the starting gate for the 2019 race to hire the best people in the market. But with a list of tasks distracting recruiters from delivering results in an increasingly tight hiring market, many may be at their wits’ end to find quality talent. A new report by IQTalent Partners offers four

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Nolan Partners Recruits CEO for USA Cycling

Chad Biagini, managing director of North America for Nolan Partners has placed former New Balance Athletics executive Rob DeMartini as the new CEO of USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, CO. “Our entire board and management team enthusiastically welcome Rob as our new CEO,” said Bob Stapleton, USA Cycling chairman of the board. “His passion and ambition for both the

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Phillips Oppenheim Seeks New President for Newberry Library

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been retained by the Newberry Library, an independent research library in Chicago, to lead its search for a new president. Principal Susan L. Meade and founding partner Jane Phillips Donaldson are leading the assignment. The new leader of the Newberry, as the library is commonly known, will succeed David Spadafora, who


Buffkin / Baker and College Sports Solutions Form Partnership

Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have formed a new partnership. Under the strategic alliance, the two firms will combine their executive search services to better serve universities and colleges, intercollegiate conferences and collegiate athletic organizations. The two organizations will collaborate in all areas of the executive search business at many of the nation’s


AIMS International Adds New Member Firm in Argentina

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Argentina with the addition of professional coaching and executive search firm Vistage Argentina. Juan Luis Crespin, chairman of the firm, joins as managing partner, AIMS International Argentina, along with Laura Martinez who becomes a partner. Mr. Crespin and his team said it is “their great pleasure to join AIMS International,


6 Reasons Why Executive Search is Ready for Disruption

The executive search industry continues to be in flux, and as a result search firms have been uncertain or wary about what their next move should be. To what extent will digitalization affect the industry? What about AI? How best to price and stay competitive? Should one offer diversified services? These are just some of


Amid Recent Growth Caldwell Posts 5.6 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted first quarter revenues of $15.9 million (all dollar figures Canadian), up 5.6 percent from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $15.05 million. Net earnings before tax were $388,000 ($0.10 per share, compared to net income was $410,000 ($0.20 per share) in the comparable period a year earlier. “Though

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Chelsea Partners Finds New Leader for United Cerebral Palsy in California

Chelsea Partners, a Los Angeles-based executive recruitment firm, has placed the new president and CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA). Lori Anderson, chief operating officer and vice president of residential services for Bethesda Lutheran Communities, steps into her new role on Jan. 21. Andy Knox, the search

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Korn Ferry Recruits New Head Coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With the NFL regular season over and the Super Bowl approaching, a flurry of coaching and general manager activity has been underway. And Hunt Scanlon Media has been tracking it all. Korn Ferry recently assisted in placing Bruce Arians as the 12th head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He takes over from Dirk Koette, who

JDG Associates Places Executive Director of AMVETS

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has placed Kent Clark as the new executive director of AMVETS National Service Foundation. Most recently, Mr. Clark served as the chief of appropriations/national security director for the chairman emeritus of the House Appropriations Committee and the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee for Defense. AMVETS National Service Foundation

Sheffield Haworth Adds Managing Director in London

Sheffield Haworth has added Jon Regan in London as managing director & global head of electronic markets, prime services and infrastructures (EMPSI). Having worked in financial markets recruiting and executive search since 1996, Mr. Regan was a founding partner of Riversdale Consulting, where he was responsible for electronic trading, prime brokerage, securities services, sales and

Xpress Recruitment Adds Director to Middle East and Asia Division

Edinburgh-based Xpress Recruitment, specialists in hospitality, retail and sales recruitment, has named Annie Boslem as associate director of its new Middle East and Asia executive search and selection division. Ms. Boslem has more than 20 years’ experience within the hotel industry, having held positions at Starwood, Inter-Contienental, Shangri-La and Taj Hotels. She moved to the

Waldron Announces Promotion

Social sector focused executive search firm Waldron has promoted Michael Kaemingk to senior consultant. Mr. Kaemingk will interact directly with clients and candidates, and support with outreach and research. His experience includes startup social enterprise and field work abroad. Headquartered in Seattle with additional offices in Portland, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Boise, Waldron has

Leadership Search Partners Opens Search for California State Parks Foundation

Leadership Search Partners is currently leading the search for a new vice president of development for the California State Parks Foundation, the statewide independent non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and advocating for California’s state park system. Leadership Search Partners provides executive search services to community-based non-profit organizations, specializing in recruiting executive directors/CEOs and members

ChampionScott Partners Completes Search for Neustar

ChampionScott Partners has placed Michael Schoen as vice president, marketing services at Neustar, Inc. Most recently, Mr. Schoen was executive vice president, product at Mediabrands Audience Platform (MAP), a unit within IPG Mediabrands. Neustar is a provider of real-time, cloud-based information services and analytics enabling marketing and IT security professionals to promote and protect their

Allen Austin Opens in London and Taipei

Global retained search and leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has added an office in London and Taipei, Taiwan. The new offices are part of a larger, global expansion that has been occurring over the last year and will continue through 2015. Stephen Buchanan becomes a partner overseeing the U.K. location and Stephanie Chang will head

Vaco Acquires 50 Percent of Focus Search

Nashville-based Vaco, a consulting and strategic talent acquisition firm, has acquired 50 percent of Focus Search. Established in 2001 as Kraft Search Associates, healthcare-oriented Focus Search specializes on board director, C-level and VP positions. Now doing business as Focus Search Partners, A Vaco Company, the firm will overlay its retained search services across Vaco’s 28

One Third of Companies Lack Next Generation Leadership Bench Strength

Thirty percent of organizational leaders do not feel their organization is ready to promote its talent, while 70 percent of executives feel their organizations are either ready now or somewhat ready, according to a report by Korn Ferry. Thirty-nine percent of those surveyed believe their organizations either mostly or fully have the right talent to

Kaye/Bassman Leading President Search for Pepper-Lawson Construction

Kaye/Bassman International Corp. has been selected by Pepper-Lawson Construction to lead in its search for a new president. Pepper-Lawson is a Houston based, full service construction firm providing construction management, general contracting and design-build services for 31 years. Kaye/Bassman was founded in 1981 and provides global executive search and recruiting solutions with an expertise in

Championscott Partners Completes Search For Neustar

Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has placed Tony Kueh as vice president mobile & carrier solutions at Neustar. Mr. Kueh joins the company from SAP America, where he most recently was global vice president of solutions & product management leading strategy, product management and go-to-market for SAP's global mobile platform and mobile security products. “We

Harvey Nash Announces Promotions

Harvey Nash, an IT recruitment, IT outsourcing/offshoring and executive search firm, has promoted Molly Kane to managing director of the firm’s Washington state market and Jacob Tavares as managing director for Colorado. Both will be responsible for new business development and ensuring talent delivery service to the firm’s current roster of clients. Ms. Kane joined

Battalia Winston Places CEO at ALPFA

Search firm Battalia Winston has recruited Charles P. Garcia to serve as the new chief executive officer of ALPFA. Susan Medina, partner, led the assignment for the firm. Mr. Garcia most recently served as CEO of Garcia Trujillo Holdings LLC, a merchant banking, private equity and consulting firm. ALPFA is the largest Latino professional organization

McDermott & Bull Places IT AVP at Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport

Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Mark Friedman as assistant vice president of information technology with Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport. The search was conducted by Christopher Bull, managing partner and Bill Brewer, principal consultant. Mr. Friedman previously worked for Southern Counties Express as the director of information technology. “In this top IT role,

Egon Zehnder Forms Media, Entertainment & Sports (MES) Practice

Egon Zehnder has integrated three of its industry sub-practices into a newly formed global Media, Entertainment & Sports (MES) practice that will focus on executive level search and succession planning, leadership assessment and development, as well as board leadership. The MES practice group is expected to have close links to the firm's global technology and

Ferguson Partners Adds Managing Director in Chicago

Global executive search firm Ferguson Partners Ltd. has added Dorothy M. Billingsly in its Chicago office as a managing director. She will focus on leading and building the firm's executive search healthcare practice, serving clients and expanding FPL's complementary healthcare practice services in executive compensation, succession planning, board assessment and recruitment, and organizational, financial and

RSA Appoints Head of North America

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has appointed Elizabeth McCabe as head of RSA North America. In her new role, she will be leading the expansion of the firms’ North American capabilities. RSA has also relocated its U.S. headquarters offices to New York City. Currently RSA has offices in London,

Aventine Hill CFOs Names Managing Director in Houston

Roy Bowman has joined Aventine Hill CFOs as managing partner in Houston. Mr. Bowman’s 30-year career includes serving as chief executive officer, executive vice president, chief financial officer, and controller for companies in the manufacturing, aviation, energy trading, oil and gas exploration, residential construction, mortgage lending, real estate, and automotive retail sectors. He formerly worked

Carmichael Fisher Rebrands as Moorland Gray

Executive search firm Carmichael Fisher is rebranding itself as Moorland Gray as it prepares for regional and global expansion. Moorland Gray specializes in board-level and senior leadership hiring in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. The rebranding follows Moorland Gray’s partnering with Accel-KKR, a leading private equity firm. The firm notes that the investment in

TWC International Fills Position for BioPharma Services Inc.

Executive recruiter TWC International has placed Ilan Rose as its new vice president of business development and project management of BioPharma Services Inc. (BPSI). Mr. Rose was previously with Alcmaeon Pharma Inc., where he was responsible for focusing on contract sales, as well as managing compliance audits. BioPharma Services is a physician-owned, physician-run, International Contract

Hudepohl & Associates Leading Search for Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System

According to industry sources Hudepohl & Associates has been selected by Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System to lead in its search for a new executive director. Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System is the pension program for public education employees in the State of Oklahoma. Founded in 1994, Hudepohl & Associates provides executive search services to a wide

Addison Group Opens New Office in Austin

Addison Group, a provider of professional recruiting services, has expanded its presence in Texas with the opening of a new office in Austin, further increasing Addison Group’s national presence; this is the company’s 13th office serving a major U.S. metropolitan area. Addison Group will initially launch its finance & accounting contract and executive search practices,

Whitman Partners Expands Healthcare Practice

Executive search firm Whitman Partners, Inc. has added Jon Roberts to increase its services within the healthcare community. “Jon brings a level of hospital knowledge that we are thrilled to be incorporating into our practice,” said Josiah Whitman, founder and managing partner. Mr. Roberts previously managed a healthcare consulting firm that specialized in helping organizations

Cielo Makes Additions to Leadership Team

Cielo (formerly Pinstripe & Ochre House), a provider of global talent acquisition and management solutions, has named four new leadership team members to support its client growth in North America. Additionally, Erin Lange will relocate to the U.K. to serve as executive vice president of global operations. Juliana Barela has been promoted to vice president

Debeer, Stokes and Partners Finds CEO for Parmalat Canada

Debeer, Stokes and Partners has recruited Louis Frenette as the new president and chief executive officer of Parmalat Canada. Pierina Maniffi-Stokes, partner at DeBeer, Stokes, led the assignment. Mr. Frenette previously served as president and CEO for Bonduelle North America. “Louis has a successful track record of excellence and growth in the consumer product industry

Isaacson, Miller Completes Search for the Institute for Advanced Study

Isaacson, Miller has placed Fred Van Sickle as the new chief development officer of the Institute for Advanced Study. Jack Gorman led the search with Elizabeth Neustaedter and Jean Jacoby. Mr. Van Sickle was previously executive vice president for university development and alumni relations at Columbia University. The Institute for Advanced Study is an independent

Dasein Opens New Office in Rio de Jeneiro

Executive search firm Dasein has opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro, the firm’s fourth office in addition to locations Belo Horizonte, São Paulo and Recife. The focus of the new office is mainly to fulfill the demands of the industrial, logistics, oil & gas and services sectors. Dasein is a representative of IMD

Direct Consulting Associates Names Healthcare IT Recruiter

Direct Consulting Associates has named Ankit Shah as a healthcare IT recruiter. Mr. Shah works in collaboration with John Yurkschatt, recruitment manager, and fellow team members Charles Aiken and Lauren Biro to execute consulting and permanent search assignments by sourcing candidates, qualifying candidates and presenting the best to clients. Mr. Ankit formerly served as the

Hulce Associates Recruits Chief HR Officer for Asbury Automotive Group

Executive search firm Hulce Associates has placed Renee McKenzie as chief human resources officer for Asbury Automotive Group Inc. in Duluth, Georgia. Ms. McKenzie most recently as the VP treasurer for Saia, Inc. Asbury Automotive Group is one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S. Hulce Associates is an executive search

Korn Ferry Completes Search for Detroit Pistons Head Coach

Korn Ferry has assisted the Detroit Pistons in its selection of Stan Van Gundy as its new head coach and president of basketball operations. Mr. Van Gundy has an NBA career regular-season record of 371-208 in seven-plus seasons as a head coach and has reached the NBA Playoffs seven times. His .641 winning percentage is

Heidrick & Struggles Adds to Latin America Financial Services Team

Heidrick & Struggles International has added Manuel Gomez as a partner in its financial services practice. Mr. Gomez joins after having served as the CEO and head of client coverage for RBS in Mexico City. Before that he spent eight years at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he was a vice president with the firm's

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