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Raines International Opens Office in Washington, D.C.

New York-based Raines International has opened a new office in Washington, D.C., and named Patrick Gray to oversee it as a managing director. He will also serve as head of the firm’s diversified industrials practice. “Patrick is an extremely impressive professional with excellent credentials and a unique background that will be invaluable to our clients, now and in


Jobless Claims Reach 30 Million in Six Weeks

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 3.839 million claims. More than 30 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past six weeks, representing roughly 18.6 percent of the U.S.

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Leaders International Launches Diversity and Indigenous Board Practice

Ottawa-based Leaders International has launched a new national diversity and indigenous board practice. The practice will be led by Brenda LaRose, a Métis Anishinaabe citizen and senior partner at the firm, who brings over 25 years of indigenous recruitment experience within the executive search industry. “Leaders has been planning this new initiative for the past

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Amrop Adds Hofer Tan & Partners to Network

Global recruiting organization Amrop has added Singapore-based Hofer Tan & Partner as its newest member firm. “In terms of service portfolio, trusted advisorship and premium quality, Hofer Tan is an invaluable addition to our global family,” said Annika Farin, chair of the global Amrop Partnership. “As an agile and dynamic firm with a leading position in its market, the


Recovery Lagging as Another 880,000 Americans File for Unemployment

The Labor Department reported this morning that 880,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for a total of 875,000. The latest figures portend an unstable and volatile job market. The Labor Department changed its methodology from one that used seasonal adjustments to account


Preng & Associates Assists SeekOps in CEO Search

Houston, TX-based executive search firm Preng & Associates has assisted SeekOps in the recruitment of Iain Cooper as its new CEO. The move strengthens the current executive team as the company’s founder and CEO of three and a half years, Andrew Aubrey, transitions to a new role as senior vice president of strategic partnerships. Mr. Copper, who


The Millard Group Assists Technisys in Chief Sales Officer Search

The Millard Group, which focuses on building executive teams for venture capital and private equity backed growth stage technology companies, has assisted in the placement of Michel Jacobs as chief sales officer of Technisys. He will lead the company’s sales efforts globally with a focus in the U.S. “We are thrilled to have partnered with Technisys


True Search Launches Dedicated Private Equity Practice

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has expanded with a new official practice dedicated to private equity firms and their portfolio companies. True Search partner Conor Leamy will serve as the PE practice lead in North America. To ensure continued global connectivity, he will also work closely with London-based partner Cosmo Lush, who co-leads True’s international CEO and board


IQTalent Partners Launches Passive Candidate Platform

Executive recruitment firm IQTalent Partners has announced the launch of IQTalent Xchange, an original market concept using advanced artificial intelligence combined with human expertise to create a unique passive candidate marketplace. The proprietary platform includes over 300 million professionals, offering its customers access to the most qualified candidates. “Unlike job posting boards that rely on


Why Black Talent Is Opting Out of Corporate America

The public outcry that started when George Floyd died under police custody this spring may have jolted corporate leaders into admitting how widespread racism at companies remains. But while CEOs were putting out statements and hiring more chief diversity officers, experts say any real change faces a simple but critical hurdle: convincing top black executives


Kevin Chase Executive Search Group Finds New Leader for Pacific Pride Foundation

Following a four-month search,  Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has placed Kristin Flickinger as the new executive director of Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF). Managing partner Kevin Chase led the assignment along with senior associate Catie DiFelice. “PPF is the largest LGBTQ+ center between LA and San Francisco,” said Lynn Cunningham Brown, chair of the organization’s board of

Howard Fischer Associates Assists Aryaka Networks in CHRO Search

Philadelphia-headquartered executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates has assisted cloud-first WAN company Aryaka Networks in recruiting Michelle Mitchell as its new chief human resources officer. “As we accelerate our business growth, focusing on our human talent is top of mind for me, and we needed a high caliber human resources leader,” said Matt Carter, president and CEO of Aryaka.


Tri-Search Expands IT Practice

Denver, CO-based Tri-Search has expanded its information technology recruiting services, naming Steven Pincus as managing director. Mr. Pincus joins the firm’s burgeoning IT practice which is complementary to its other practice areas and service offerings. “Over my 25 years in the recruiting profession, I have not met a finer or more talented IT recruiter than

NGS Global Names Automotive and Industrial Practices Leader

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, executive search firm NGS Global added former CHRO Anthony Papa as managing partner and leader of its automotive and industrial practices in North America. He will be based in Detroit. “As a former chief human resources officer, Tony


Turnkey Search Fills Senior Post for Chip Ganassi Racing

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has recruited Jason Bitsoff as the new chief commercial officer of Chip Ganassi Racing. The position, which is newly created, is a high visibility role responsible for leading a dynamic sales department for the racing organization. “The pandemic slowed many sports teams, triggering furloughs and layoffs,” said team owner


Peckham & McKenney Leads Fire Chief Search for American Canyon Fire Protection District

As wildfires continue to rage across California, executive recruitment firm Peckham & McKenney is leading the fire chief search for the American Canyon Fire Protection District in American Canyon, CA. Phil McKenney, the firm’s chief operating officer, is leading the assignment. “This leadership position represents a great opportunity to leave your mark on a fire district that


Jobvite Acquires Talent Analytics Platform Talentegy

Recruiting software firm Jobvite has acquired talent analytics platform Talentegy. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. The acquisition is an effort to help Jobvite customers improve the candidate experience, increase candidate conversions, and hire candidates faster using actionable insights drawn from real-time engagement data across a company’s existing HR Technology stack, including career sites, application processes and more,


N2Growth Appoints Chief Operating Officer

N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, has named Kelli Vukelic as its new chief operating officer. “Kelli is a great addition to our team and will help us tremendously moving forward,” said Mike Myatt, founder and chairman of N2Growth. “She’s not only a proven industry player, but she’s a great human being and a


Boyden Russia Appoints Leader

Boyden has appointed Dina Akimova as managing partner and leader of the firm’s fully integrated brand, Boyden Russia. A distinguished expert in C-level executive search, Ms. Akimova first worked with Boyden in 2016, and returns to lead the business with a team of seven, including a number of former Boyden colleagues. Fluent in Russian, English


CEO Leadership During a New Era . . . and How Executive Search Firms are Responding

COVID-19 has created a massive humanitarian challenge: millions ill and hundreds of thousands of lives lost; soaring unemployment rates in the world’s most robust economies; food banks stretched beyond capacity; governments straining to deliver critical services. The pandemic is also a challenge for businesses — and their CEOs — unlike any they have ever faced,


Private Equity Firm Takes Majority Stake in Bullhorn

Executive recruiting leaders have increasingly embraced digital transformation, reexamining how their businesses, as well client companies, should operate to drive deeper candidate relationships, improve margins, and compete effectively as the talent acquisition landscape fundamentally changes. But it has been a slow process to switch models and platforms. Part of the reason: lack of expansion capital.


Carrington & Carrington Seeks Three Key Executives for American Academy of Pediatrics

Chicago-based Carrington & Carrington has been enlisted to find three leaders for the non-profit American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in Itasca, IL. The roles are: vice president, chapter relations and member engagement; senior vice president, primary care and subspecialty pediatrics; and senior vice president, quality. The vice president, chapter relations and member engagement, who reports


HARTZ Search Seeking Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer for JPS Health Network

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has been enlisted to find a chief innovation and transformation officer for the JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, TX. The role was designed to develop, communicate, execute, and sustain innovative and transformational initiatives across the JPS Health Network. This executive will develop ideas and initiatives to scale the business of JPS Health


Horton International UK Expands Global Healthcare Arm

Horton International UK has expanded with the addition of Mark Johnson as senior partner of its Oxford-based global healthcare arm. His appointment reflects the company’s ambition to grow its services to support specialized biotechs access specialized talent. “Mark has an impeccable reputation within the biotechnology space, with particular emphasis on helping cell and gene companies access top talent,”


The Obama Foundation Taps Diversified Search to Find Chief People Officer

Diversified Search has been retained to find the new chief people and administrative officer for the Obama Foundation in Chicago. Managing directors J. Veronica Biggins, Denielle Pemberton-Heard and Judy Boreham will lead the search, assisted by senior associate Dianne Downey. To achieve its mission of inspiring and empowering people to become agents of change, the Obama Foundation is setting


PNP Staffing Group Seeks CFO for the National Domestic Workers Alliance

New York-based PNP Staffing Group has been selected by the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Based in New York City, the incoming CFO will oversee the organization’s financial planning process including: budgeting, cash flow, grant expenditures within and across the c3, c4 and LLC. They


JM Search Expands Healthcare Technology Center of Excellence

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has expanded its dedicated Healthcare Technology Center of Excellence with the hiring of industry veteran, Mike Forgash. “Since our founding nearly 40 years ago, JM Search has established an unrivaled reputation of partnering with innovative companies that require transformational leadership to


Raines International Launches Security Officers Practice

New York-based Raines International has launched a new security officers practice, co-developed with The Lake Forest Group, a strategic security services firm specializing in all aspects of security, safety, and compliance. The practice will be led by Patrick Gray, managing director at Raines. His background in the executive search industry and as an intelligence officer, with a concentration on

Why Consumer-Facing Businesses Need HR as a Strategic Partner

The consumer-industry is facing dramatic disruption which has caused a ripple effect across business models, channels of distribution and product categories – no part of an organization is left unaffected by the macro changes within the industry. “As we continue to monitor trends, we have seen an evolution of the human resources function in response to

Hilmar & Ross Places Sales VP at Keurig Green Mountain

Executive search firm Hilmar & Ross, LLC has placed Brian Vetter as vice president of sales-foodservice at Keurig Green Mountain. Ken Smuland, president and CEO of Hilmar & Ross, led the search. Mr. Vetter was previously the VP sales at White Wave Foods. As a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages, Keurig

Russell Reynolds Associates Heading CEO Search for RMA

Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected by the Rubber Manufacturers Association to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Current CEO Charles Cannon has announced that he will retire from his post. The position will be filled by late 2015. The Rubber Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers

Antal International Opens New Offices

Global recruitment firm Antal International has opened seven new offices located in the Ivory Coast, France, Bulgaria, India and the U.K. Recently, the firm completed a comprehensive induction program for new managing partners to expand its services within the FCMG, digital marketing, hospitality, oil & gas, manufacturing and logistics sectors. Tony Goodwin, Antal Group CEO &

Boyden Grows Shanghai Office

Boyden has added Joyce Zhou to its Shanghai office as a partner in the firm’s global industrial and consumer/retail practices. Most recently, Ms. Zhou served as a partner of Odgers Berndtson’s industrial practice in China and as a member of the firm’s leadership services team in Asia. From 2006-2007, she served as a senior associate

The Canvas Search Group Opens Doors

Executive search firm The Canvas Search Group has been launched to serve the retail marketing sector, focusing on the acquisition of talent in the shopper experience niche. Owner and president of the new firm is Mark Seibel, whose background includes over 20 years of experience working with some of the most iconic brands in retail. The

RSA Grows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has appointed Andreas Reimer and Ji Kwon to its operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). Mr. Reimer joins the firm's Frankfurt office as a senior consultant. He has been an executive search consultant in the sector since 1992 and prior to joining RSA

Goodwin Executive Search Places Talent Acquisition Director

Raleigh, NC-headquartered Goodwin Executive Search has recruited Michelle Hytry as director of global talent acquisition at Digital Reasoning Systems, Inc. Ms. Hytry joins the company from Asurion where she served as a senior manager, human resources business partner. Prior to that, she served in the Bay area as a leader of the HR department at Pivotal,

B.E. Smith Recruits CEO for West Holt Medical Services

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has placed Bradley Pfeifer as chief executive officer of West Holt Medical Services in Atkinson, NE. Formerly, Mr. Pfeifer served as marketing and business development manager at Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital in Omaha. “West Holt Medical Services was seeking a healthcare executive with a high sense of integrity and a leadership style

VMA Group Opens in Johannesburg

U.K.-headquartered recruitment consultancy VMA Group has opened a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa. Daniel Munslow, an international communications consultant and trainer, has been appointed to the team heading up VMA Group’s Africa practice. Having worked in both corporate and consulting environment, Mr. Munslow brings more than 12 years’ experience within the communications arena. He was

Korn Ferry Names Leadership Consulting CEO

Matt Reilly has joined Korn Ferry as chief executive officer of its Leadership and Talent Consulting (LTC) business. Mr. Reilly most recently served as head of management consulting (North America) for Accenture and prior to that he held the CEO post at George Group, a global operations and strategy firm. George Group was acquired by Accenture

Boyden Opening New Office in Geneva

Boyden is opening a new office in Geneva, Switzerland, which will be led by newly appointed managing director Cornelia Tänzler. Ms. Tänzler was previously managing partner at Heads! International and is a well regarded senior executive and board level leadership expert among consumer/retail/luxury/fashion companies. Prior to that, she as a partner at Korn Ferry in

TRANSEARCH Recruits President and CEO for Golder Associates

TRANSEARCH International has recruited Dr. Hisham Mahmoud as president and chief executive officer of Golder Associates. The TRANSEARCH team was led by Chris Swan and Dirk Stauthamer as part of the firm’s global practice in construction, design and real estate. Dr. Mahmoud’s career spans some 27 years, the majority of which has been in diversified global

Korn Ferry Finds President for UMASS

Korn Ferry has placed Martin T. Meehan as president of the University of Massachusetts. Mr. Meehan is a former congressman who became chancellor of his alma mater, UMass Lowell, and transformed it into a highly ranked national research university. UMASS is the five-campus public university system of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The system includes four

Penna Makes Three New Hires

Penna Plc has announced three new hires to its recruitment solutions team increasing its focus on commercial sector growth. Alice Hargreaves has been appointed as a senior client partner. Having worked in recruitment communications for the past 13 years, Ms. Hargreaves brings a wealth of experience having worked on projects such as developing a new U.K.

Lucas Group Names Managing Director in New York

Search firm Lucas Group has named Scott Plumstead as managing partner of the firm's New York manufacturing group. With more than a decade in executive recruiting, Mr. Plumstead brings expertise specifically within the manufacturing and supply chain sector. He will focus his recruiting efforts in the Northeastern market, concentrating on food and beverage, consumer goods, and

Polachi Fills CFO Post for Bottomline Technologies

Search firm Polachi Inc. has placed Rick Booth as the new chief financial officer of Bottomline Technologies. Charley Polachi, managing partner, led the assignment. Mr. Booth joins Bottomline from Sapient, a $1.4 billion company with more than 13,000 employees worldwide, where he spearheaded accounting, treasury and shared service teams as second in command to the CFO. Bottomline

Notogroup Executive Search Selected by the Alliance for Biking

Notogroup Executive Search has been retained by the Alliance for Biking & Walking to lead its search for a new executive director. "After seven years with the Alliance and a cumulative 25 years of dedicated service in active transportation advocacy, Jeffrey Miller stepped down from the Alliance as executive director at the end of March 2015,"

JBK Associates International Celebrates 12 Year Anniversary

JBK Associates International is celebrating its 12th year in business this month. The executive search firm was founded in 2003 by Julie B. Kampf and specializes in bringing diverse senior-level leadership to small, mid-cap and multinational organizations within healthcare, life sciences, consumer products, retail and luxury, financial services, legal, not-for-profit and industrial manufacturing. The firm is

Greythorn Names Head of U.K. and Ireland Operations

Specialist technology recruiters Greythorn has appointed Garie Dale as director, leading the firm’s U.K. and Irish operations. An experienced IT and specialist recruitment consultancy director, Mr. Dale joins with over 14 years’ director/senior level experience gained within the permanent, interim and executive search markets across the U.K., EMEA and the U.S. He progressed from consultant to

ChampionScott Adds Managing Director in Boston

ChampionScott Partners has named Roy King as a managing director in its Boston office. Mr. King brings with him extensive technology, business and strategic consulting experience developed over his 30 year career. His experience encompasses leading businesses through significant growth and transformation while working closely with boards, HR communities, and leadership teams as well as

R.H. Perry & Associates Heading President Search

Search firm R.H. Perry & Associates (RHPA) has been selected by Sussex County Community College to assist in its search for a new president. Current president, Paul Mazur, is leaving at the end of the spring semester. Sussex County Community College is an accredited, co-educational, two-year, public community college located on a 167-acre campus Newton in

Burtch Works Places Chief Analytics Officer at Horizon Media

Executive search firm Burtch Works has placed Rick Watrall as chief analytics officer of Horizon Media. Most recently, Mr. Watrall was senior partner at Hudson River Group where he was responsible for marketing analysis and software applications for strategic and tactical marketing planning as well as ROI optimization. Horizon Media is one of the largest privately

PRAXI ALLIANCE Adds Moscow-Based HPI Management Services

PRAXI ALLIANCE has added Moscow-based HPI Management Services to its global network. Managing partners Olga Nikolova and Stanislav Kirillov have specialist experience in the industrial, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. “Olga and Stanislav have operated successfully for nearly 20 years in a very complex and critical world economy,” said Fabio Ciarapica, PRAXI ALLIANCE network director. “We are

Argyll Scott Names Head of Dubai Office

Executive recruiters Argyll Scott has named Adam Cole as managing director of its Dubai office. In his new role, Mr. Cole will further build Argyll Scott’s brand presence across the region with his particular focus on senior level mandates within the consumer and retail industries. He joins Argyll Scott from PageGroup, where his most recent role

Five CTPartners Recruiters Depart for Rival Firms

In the wake of the resignation of its CEO, Brian Sullivan, seven weeks ago, CTPartners has seen at least 20 of its top performers head to rivals. While most of the departures have been in the company’s U.S. business, defections are now taking place in its overseas locations, from Europe to Asia: Florence Magne, a nine-year

RSA Adds Two Consultants to U.K. Search Team

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has added Agata Grzeszczuk and Andy Theodorou to its U.K. executive search team as consultants. Ms. Grzeszczuk brings 10 years’ experience in executive search consultancy gained in a variety of sectors. She previously served as a senior search consultant at Sharpstream Life Sciences in

Greenwood/Asher & Associates Heading President Search for Chattanooga State

Executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates is heading the search for a new president for Chattanooga State Community College. Former Chattanooga State president Jim Catanzaro led the campus for 24 years before retiring at the end of December. Chattanooga State is a public, comprehensive community college. The college is a member of the Tennessee Board of

Greenwood/Asher Heading President Search

Executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates is heading the search for a new president for Chattanooga State Community College. Former Chattanooga State president Jim Catanzaro led the campus for 24 years before retiring at the end of December. Chattanooga State is a public, comprehensive community college. The college is a member of the Tennessee Board

Nesbit Partners Recruits VP of Human Resources for Connexions Loyalty

Executive recruiters Nesbit Partners, Inc. has placed Adam Orlan as vice president of human resources at Connexions Loyalty. The search was conducted by Bob Nesbit, managing partner. Mr. Orlan was formerly head of organization change management at capital one. Connexions Loyalty helps organizations motivate, reward and retain their customers, employees and partners. Nesbit Partners is a

SPMB Promotes Partner

SPMB, formerly known as Schweichler Price Mullarkey and Barry, a technology-focused executive search firm, has promoted Nicole North to partner. Ms. North has been an executive search consultant in the consumer industry since 2004. She specializes in recruiting C-level executives across all functions for category leading and defining companies in ecommerce, digital media, consumer electronics,

IRC Global Executive Search Adds Member Firm in Hungary

Budapest-headquartered BM Recruitment has joined IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) as its newest partner firm. Serving clients in Hungary since 2007, BM Recruitment serves the production/manufacturing, construction/real estate, finance/accounting, diagnostic and legal industries. Barbara Vincze serves as managing director of the firm. “Over the past years Hungary has been attracting manufacturing business in a broad

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