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Edward Reed Recruitment Merges with Laurus Executive Search

Search firms continue to join forces. The latest: U.K.-headquartered recruiting firms Edward Reed Recruitment and Laurus Executive Search have joined forces. Based in Newcastle and established in 2011, Edward Reed specializes in mid- to senior-level management placements across a variety of industry sectors. The firm is looking to grow after receiving private investment earlier this year.


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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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.


WinterWyman Names President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Waltham, MA-based WinterWyman appointed Scott Ragusa as president, succeeding Bob Boudreau, who had been CEO since 2002. Mr. Ragusa was previously president of WinterWyman’s contract staffing and contingency search businesses. He will

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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?


Quick Leonard Kieffer Forms Joint Venture with BPI Group

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has partnered with BPI Group, a consulting firm with global experts in leadership, talent and career transition. Named Quick & BPI Group, the combined organization looks to offer “best-in-class” career transition services. “We’re thrilled to partner with BPI group to bring best-in-class career transition services and other talent management solutions to our clients,” said Roger Quick, founder

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Leadership Turnover Creates Surge in Searches for College Presidents

A growing number of top colleges around the country are looking for high-profile leaders to take them into the future. In most cases, executive recruiting firms have had a hand in some aspect of the search and selection process. Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search, for one, has been enlisted to find the next president for the University

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Tyler & Company Seeks New Leader for Peterson Health

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. A number of healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new leaders in recent months. Recently, Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm Tyler & Company was selected by Peterson Health in

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Lois L. Lindauer Searches Tapped by Old South Meeting House to Find New Leader

The Old South Meeting House has selected the services of Boston-based recruitment firm Lois L. Lindauer Searches to lead its search for a new executive director. Vice president Maureen Huminik is spearheading the assignment. Reporting to the board of managers of Old South Association in Boston, the executive director is the CEO of the Old South Meeting House museum


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


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

The Jacobson Group Finds Chief for Topa Insurance Group

Executive search firm The Jacobson Group has recruited John Donahue as the new president and chief executive officer of Topa Insurance Group. Margaret Resce Milkint, managing partner of Jacobson, led the assignment. Prior to accepting his new role, Mr. Donahue concurrently served as president of Keenan Insurance Management Group and CEO of Greenpath Insurance Company.

FaithSearch Partners Fills Position for Mid-Atlantic Church Group

FaithSearch Partners has placed David VandeVere as vice president of finance of the Potomac Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists headquartered in Staunton, Virginia. In his new post he will head the Adventists’ treasury department responsible for all accounting and financial management functions for the 167 churches, 20 schools and other conference-owned entities located in Virginia, the

Searches in the Financial Services Sector Gain Momentum

First quarter 2014 executive search and leadership consulting industry trend data published by the The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has revealed an increase in the number of new searches started within the financial services sector on both a yearly and quarterly basis, as well as market share growth. The executive search rise in

Russell Reynolds Associates Places Director at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has placed Dr. William M. Griswold as the 10th director of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Dr. Griswold, who is currently the director of the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City, will assume his duties in Cleveland as the museum's director in the fall. The Cleveland

O’Neill Consulting Group Fills Four Senior-Level Positions at Ready Pac Foods

Search firm O’Neill Consulting Group, Inc. has filled four senior-level positions for Ready Pac Foods, Inc., a premier producer of convenience fresh foods. The firm recruited Sally Erickson as chief financial officer, Tim Clark as chief human resources officer, Peter Laport as its chief supply chain officer and Michael Murray as the company’s chief general

Shilton Sharpe Quarry Opens New Office in Singapore

Shilton Sharpe Quarry (SSQ), an international legal search consultancy, has opened a new office in Singapore. Nick Robertson, who has been recruiting in the region for a number of years and has experience advising law firms on partner moves and team expansions as well as working with leading companies in the region looking to grow

TRANSEARCH Adds Partner in Istanbul

TRANSEARCH International has strengthened its presence in Istanbul, Turkey with the addition of search firm Humanera. Göksel Önder is the founder of the firm and will be joined by a team of professionals that will support the business with a focus on consumer goods, retail, IT/telecommunication, energy, financial services, pharmaceutical and healthcare, chemistry and logistics.

Korn Ferry Adds New Senior Client Partner in London

Korn Ferry has named Kai Hammerich as senior client partner in its London office. Mr. Hammerich led the European leadership & succession practice for Russell Reynolds Associates, working extensively with C-suite executives and board members at major Nordic, European and global technology clients. Before this he led the firm's European and global technology sector and

Harvey Nash Names VP of Enterprise Accounts

Harvey Nash, an IT recruitment, IT outsourcing/offshoring and executive search firm, has appointed Sean Gilligan as vice president of enterprise accounts. Mr. Gilligan will lead the firm’s enterprise technology delivery service, which specifically addresses the high-volume IT staffing needs of the Fortune 1000. He will oversee all recruiting, sales and delivery for Harvey Nash enterprise

Wheless Partners Completes Search for Samford University

Executive search firm Wheless Partners has placed Dr. Michael Crouch as dean of Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Gene Head, senior partner and managing director – higher education practice at Wheless Partners, led the search. Dr. Crouch, an accomplished educator, clinician and researcher, currently serves as executive associate dean and professor at East Tennessee

Cejka Executive Search Leading CFO Search for Presence Medical Group

Cejka Executive Search has been chosen by Presence Medical Group to assist in the recruitment for a new chief financial officer. Paul Esselman, executive vice president and managing principal at Cejka Search, is heading the assignment. Presence Health encompasses 12 hospitals, 29 long term care and senior residential facilities, numerous outpatient services and clinics, home

Heidrick & Struggles Grows Global IT Officers Practice

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has named Steve Kendrick as a partner in its Dallas office. He joins the firm’s global information technology officers practice. With over 20 years of business focused IT leadership and executive search experience, Mr. Kendrick has led search engagements for clients across industry segments including financial services, payment

Mansfield & Associates Opens New Office in Spain

Global search firm Mansfield & Associates, Ltd. has opened a new office in Spain and appointed Carlos del Cerro as a regional manager. Mr. del Cerro was previously the manager of talent acquisition at Sanford Rose Associates. Prior to that, he worked as a senior associate in Goddard, Kay & Rogers International’s London office, specializing

Fesa Adds to Curitiba Office

Fesa Global Executive Search has added Felipe Laufer as associate director and partner in its Curitiba, Brazil office. Mr. Laufer began his career as a journalist of general matters and then became an economic reporter. He then got involved in management issues, leadership and an executive career. In 2009 Fesa invited him to be part

Diversified Search Finds CEO for Kuusakoski Recycling

Diversified Search has placed Richard Hipp as the chief executive officer at Kuusakoski Recycling, a leading international recycling company. The search was led by Diversified Search managing director Judy M. Boreham. Mr. Hipp was previously managing director, Asia Pacific at Southco Inc. Diversified Search, headquartered in Philadelphia, also has U.S. offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los

Spencer Stuart Handling CFO Search for EdR

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained by EdR to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Current CFO Randall H. Brown has resigned effective June 30, 2014 in order to pursue other business opportunities. EdR is one of America's largest owners, developers and managers of collegiate housing. EdR is a self-administered

Norman Broadbent Names Head of Financial Services Practice in Spain

U.K.-headquartered executive recruiter Norman Broadbent has added Andrea Lowndes to lead the firm's financial services practice based in Spain. Ms. Lowndes began her career in executive search in 1996 and since then has worked in New York, London and Madrid for leading companies within wholesale banking, asset management and private banking. She has worked independently

TalentRISE Adds Partner in Chicago Headquarters

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based recruiting firm, has appointed Brad Newpoff as a partner. Mr. Newpoff will be responsible for leading and delivering the full suite of the talentRISE solutions while maintaining a deep focus in executive search. He's been an executive search consultant to the healthcare, life sciences, laboratory services, financial services, insurance, technology and private

Work&Partners Finds COO for LiquidHub

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has placed Stephen Racioppo as the new chief operating officer of LiquidHub. Mr. Racioppo’s experience in financial operations includes leading the $1.2 billion consulting, technology and outsourcing business for Accenture’s financial services clients, driving market making opportunities and spearheading the firm’s venture business. LiquidHub is a systems integration and technology consulting

Himmelfarb Group Leads Search for Unity Temple Restoration Foundation

Chicago-based search firm The Himmelfarb Group is currently leading in the search for a new executive director for Unity Temple Restoration Foundation (UTRF). UTRF restores and preserves Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1909 masterpiece of modern architecture, Unity Temple in Oakbrook, IL. The Himmelfarb Group is a boutique executive search firm helping local, regional, and national public

William H. Willis Jr., Recruiting Craftsman, Dies at 86

William H. Willis Jr., one of the executive search industry’s most endearing figures, has died at the age 86 after suffering from poor health in recent years. Mr. Willis was a long time resident of Greenwich, Connecticut and a graduate of Yale University. Standing at a gangly 6’ 6” Mr. Willis cut an impressive figure,

TRANSEARCH Adds Braswell Nees Group as Newest Partner

TRANSEARCH International has added Braswell Nees Group (BNG) as its newest partner in the U.S. Chuck Nees leads the firm and is joined by his partner, Gene Nees. With offices in the New York metro area and Georgia, BNG focuses on leadership positions within the advanced technology, healthcare, insurance, and consumer products industries, and the

Kincannon & Reed Grows in Asia; Opens New Singapore Subsidiary

Kincannon & Reed has opened a new office in Singapore’s Central Business District and formed a Singapore subsidiary, Kincannon & Reed Singapore, Pte. Ltd. Lelia Lim-Loges will head the Singapore office, as managing director, Asia Pacific. She will work from both Hong Kong and the Singapore office. Ms.Lim-Loges was previously a managing director with Oppeus

Lucas Group Names Managing Director in IT Practice Group

Search firm Lucas Group has appointed Magdalena Gyerko as managing partner for its New York information technology practice group. With more than 15 years’ experience in IT recruitment, staffing and HR, Ms. Gyerko was previously manager of technical talent and IT training for Software Guidance Services, Inc. “Magda brings a powerful blend of skill sets

Korn Ferry Leading CEO Search for PRSA

Korn Ferry has been retained by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) to lead in its search for a new CEO to replace Bill Murray who recently resigned. Chartered in 1947, the Public Relations Society of America is the world’s largest and foremost organization of public relations professionals. Korn Ferry, based in Los Angeles

Martin Partners Completes Search for Healthbox

Executive search firm Martin Partners has recruited Matthew Brandt to the position of sales director at Healthbox. Mr. Brandt was previously regional vice president, North America at VisionScope Technologies. Healthbox is an early-stage ecosystem collaboration company that helps healthcare technology companies gain market traction. Chicago-headquartered Martin Partners provides executive search services to a wide array

Vetted Solutions Names VP

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has named Peter Bisanz as a vice president. Mr. Bisanz brings a mix of experience, capabilities and attributes to non-profits and other organizations. He was previously an associate director at the World Economic Forum as head of development and communications for the Global Knowledge Network (the think

Parker Executive Search Expands Staff

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has named Tara Flickinger as an associate. Ms. Flickinger was previously a private wealth advisor at Goldman Sachs. Prior to that she was with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, serving as a professional healthcare representative. In her new role, she will support a wide range of clients with the corporate practice team, utilizing her

PrincetonOne Adds to RPO Division

PrincetonOne, a recruitment services provider based in Skillman, NJ, has added Jeff Utzinger to its recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) division located in Indianapolis. Mr. Utzinger comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience within the human capital and recruitment services industries, having specialized in the sectors for over 20 years. He joins PrincetonOne as the

Ken Clark Partners Fills HR Post for Anika Therapeutics

Ken Clark, chairman for Ken Clark Partners LLC, has placed Steven Cyr as vice president of human resources at Anika Therapeutics Inc. Mr. Cyr formerly was with DENTSPLY International, formerly Astra Tech Inc.(Astra Zeneca) where he worked from 2006 to present. He served as VP of HR at DENTSPLY Implants Division (North America). Anika Therapeutics

Kenniff & Racine to Recruit McGill University Alumni Relations Director

Executive recruiter Kenniff & Racine has been retained by McGill University to lead in its search for a new managing director, alumni relations. Established in 1821, McGill University is an internationally known, research-intensive and student-centered university and a Canadian leader in higher education. Kenniff & Racine is a retainer-based executive search firm specializing in senior

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