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Heidrick & Struggles Seeks CEO for Jacksonville Public Utility

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


ZipRecruiter Lands $156 Million in Funding

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

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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 Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications Practice

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Allen Shapard as a managing director and head of the corporate affairs and communications practice. He is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Shapard has more the 25 years of relevant experience in communications, branding, marketing and corporate social responsibility. He has worked closely with high-profile consumer and enterprise

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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?


Judson Partners Rebrands as Capitus Associates

Judson Partners, a boutique executive search firm focused exclusively on the financial services industry, has changed its name to Capitus Associates. Capitus now has six equity partners, each with distinct subsector and functional expertise, and has completed search engagements with a premier list of banks, asset management firms, alternative investment firms and family offices. The


Why Three Quarters of Board Directorships Still Go to Men

Boards of directors may very well be the most influential decision makers in business. They choose the CEO and review and assess much of the top talent for their organization. They help determine vision and strategy. They deal with legal and technological challenges, financial regulation and reputation issues — all critical items that can impact

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Higher Education Leadership Search Tapped to Find Chief Engagement and Inclusion Officer for Columbus State University

Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search has been selected to find a chief engagement and inclusion officer for Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Consultant Alan Medders is leading the assignment for the search firm. The successful candidate for the role will be responsible for the overall leadership of the programs and initiatives that promote

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Slone Partners Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for Argonaut Manufacturing Services

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Eric Blair as the new chief commercial officer of Argonaut Manufacturing Services in Carlsbad, CA. He will be responsible for the development and execution of the company’s commercial activities, alliances and growth opportunities. “Argonaut is poised to do great things in biotech, and world-class leadership will prove vitally important



Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: U.K.-headquartered executive search firm VMAGROUP has appointed Andrew Harvey as CEO. He succeeds Julia Meighan, who moves into the role of chair. Mr. Harvey came to the firm in 2013,


Heads! International Rebrands as H.I. Executive Consulting

International offices of a global executive search and advisory firm Heads! International have rebranded to become H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC). Following a decade of international growth, the brand refresh is a reflection of HIEC’s business, and the positioning achieved during this time, said the firm. Under the updated name, HIEC said it will continue its


How to Attract, Engage and Retain Talent in 2019

Hiring and retaining talent in a candidate-driven market has always been tough, but it is even more competitive today. With eight consecutive years of job gains, the U.S. unemployment rate fell to a five-decade low last year — signifying a powerful shift in the job market. While a candidate-driven market is definitely worth celebrating, employers

Caldwell Places Chief Product Officer at CentralReach

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has recruited Cheryl Michael as chief product officer for CentralReach in Pompano Beach, FL. Managing partner Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor led the assignment. CentralReach is a provider of EHR and practice management solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce better outcomes for people with autism and related disorders. “Cheryl brings

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Sheffield Search Recruits CEO for NETcon

New Zealand-headquartered executive recruiting firm Sheffield Search has recruited John Greenwood as the new CEO of power transmission company NETcon. The assignment was led by Nick Gee, manager of Sheffield’s South Island operation. NETcon wanted a leader who was tertiary qualified, with prior CEO/GM level experience ideally gained within a contracting/maintenance or infrastructure management related background. Mr. Greenwood


Heidrick & Struggles Makes Three Key Leadership Appointments

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has announced three new leadership appointments to support the firm’s long-term growth strategy. Jenni Hibbert assumes the role of global practice managing partner of the financial services practice. Dan Ryan becomes regional leader for the Americas. And Stephen Schwanhausser was named global practice managing partner


AlexCharles Search Partners Expands by Adding Business Development Leader

Houston-headquartered executive recruiting firm AlexCharles Search Partners has expanded with the addition of Renee Hansen as managing director. She will charged with focusing on the expansion of business development and strategic partnerships for its executive search practice. “I could not be more enthusiastic about the addition of Renee to our team and the year ahead. 2019 is

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San Francisco 49ers Tap Turnkey Search to Find Chief Marketing Officer

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has been selected by the San Francisco 49ers to lead its search for a new chief marketing officer. Managing director Diana Busino is spearheading the search along with recruiter Allie Crone. The San Francisco 49ers were the first major league professional sports franchise based in San Francisco.

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Bradbury Miller Associates Finds CEO for Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Executive search firm Bradbury Miller Associates, formerly known as Gossage Sager Associates, has placed Roberta Phillips as the new CEO of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System in Largo, MD. “The board is extremely impressed with Roberta’s experience, knowledge and commitment,” said Samuel Epps, board president. “Her leadership style, record of innovation, fiscal management, team building and community involvement makes


Waterstone Names New Managing Director

Chicago-based executive search firm Waterstone, which recruits talent for high-growth companies and emerging industries, has named Amy Dordek as a managing director. Ms. Dordek was previously chief revenue officer at GrowthPlay, a sales consulting firm, which was ranked No. 22 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies. A co-founder of the Driehaus


Signium Expands in Sweden

In an effort to further strengthen its capabilities in the Nordic region, executive search consortium Signium has expanded in Sweden with the addition ofJ Eng Consulting. Founder Johannes Eng joins Signium as a partner. Mr. Eng has more than 15 years of experience in staff-leading positions and as a board director. His experience includes business development, working with


Kincannon & Reed Recruiting Veteran Gregory Duerksen Dies at 61

Gregory J. Duerksen, chairman and former CEO of Kincannon & Reed, died unexpectedly in Richmond, VA, on January 31. He was 61. Mr. Duerksen joined Kincannon & Reed in 2001 and became chairman and CEO in 2007. “Greg’s contribution to the firm cannot be overstated,” said Issy Perez, president and CEO of Kincannon & Reed.


Five People Who Will Never Get a Raise

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with asking for more money. You can be the “squeaky wheel” who gets the boss’s attention. You just need to do it the right way. As CEO of the world’s largest talent organizations, Gary Burnison knows a thing or two about how — and how not — to build a career

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Diversified Search Finds Inaugural Dean for Lehigh’s College of Health

After an extensive global search effort, executive search firm Diversified Search has recruited IBM Watson Health veteran Whitney Witt as the inaugural dean of Lehigh University’s new College of Health. Zack Reynolds, a managing director in Diversified’s healthcare services practice, led the assignment. “We simply could have not asked for a finer individual to lead this new

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Howard Fischer Associates Places Chief People Officer for NCC Media

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies, the chief human resource officer (CHRO) has come to play a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. Instead, the


Russell Reynolds Associates Partners with pymetrics

Russell Reynolds Associates and pymetrics, a business that uses neuroscience data and artificial intelligence to help companies make hiring and internal mobility more predictive and less biased, have announced a research partnership to help reduce bias in executive selection decisions. The goal is to identify the cognitive, social and emotional traits that differentiate those who ascend


La Fosse Associates Opens Life Sciences Division

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates continues to expand into new markets with the opening of a life sciences division. Veteran recruiters Stephanie Murtagh and Leslie Reeves have joined the firm to lead the new practice as managing director and client services director, respectively. Both have extensive industry expertise and a proven track record of


Vast Majority of Recruiting Firms Expect Increases in 2019

A new year, a new set of perspectives and priorities. In 2019, search consultants are feeling bullish and are eyeing increases in temporary placements, operating budgets, investments in technology, efforts to worker skills through education and training, and the percentage of business conducted via VMS. Seventy-nine percent of recruiting firms said they anticipate an increase

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Finalist Candidate Presented to University of Vermont for Top Post

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has presented Suresh Garimella as the finalist candidate to become president of the University of Vermont (UVM). Leading the search: Robin Mamlet, managing partner of the firm’s education practice, Dennis M. Barden, senior partner, and Robert W. Luke, senior associate. UVM, which is located in Burlington, had been seeking a president who would

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CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for CRISTA Ministries

CarterBaldwin Executive Search and CRISTA Ministries in Shoreline, WA, have announced the appointment of Jacinta Tegman as the new president and CEO of CRISTA. She becomes just the sixth individual to serve as CEO in the 69-year history of the organization, one of the largest non-profits in the Pacific Northwest. The search firm’s founding partner Price


Riviera Partners Acquires Bamboo Talent

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. Recently, San Francisco-headquartered Riviera Partners acquired New York-based technology-focused executive search firm Bamboo Talent. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Riviera Partners said that its proprietary recruiting platform combined with Bamboo Talent’s vertical specialization and market-specific expertise will allow the combined entity to better serve

Caldwell Partners Launches Information Security Practice

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has launched a new search practice focused on information security designed to serve clients across industries to meet their talent needs in this increasingly critical area. "Top U.S. intelligence officials recently put cyber-attacks at the top of the list of major threat facing the U.S., naming financial

Heidrick & Struggles to Lead CEO Search for Cliffs Natural Resources

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has been selected by Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Joseph Carrabba has informed the board of directors of his plans to retire as the company's president and chief executive officer by Dec. 31, 2013. Cliffs Natural Resources is

Spencer Ogden Creates New Recruiting App for Energy Sector

Recruiting firm Spencer Ogden has created a mobile recruitment app targeting the entire energy skills sector. The free, downloadable app is available on IOS, Android and Windows. Updated in real time, the app features job openings in the eight sectors for which Spencer Ogden recruits: oil & gas, renewables, power, smart, nuclear, energy trading, mining,

Executive Recruiters Facing Big Shift;
Finding Digital Leaders Explosive New Mandate

A new 160-page report, Executive Search 2013: State of the Industry Report (U.S./Americas), commissioned by HSZ Media, LLC and released last week, predicts a vast realignment in the talent acquisition and executive search field over the next five years, highlighting ongoing challenges facing executive recruiters. “We have to pay close attention to how executive recruiters

Witt/Kieffer Promotes Polhemus To Senior Partner

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has promoted Rachel L. Polhemus from consultant to senior partner. She will continue to represent the eastern region of the firm’s healthcare practice. Ms. Polhemus, based in Witt/Kieffer’s Bethesda office, began her career with the firm in 2004. She specializes in all aspects of senior management searches and identifies candidates for

Dillistone Group Acquires FCP Internet

Dillistone Group Plc, the AIM quoted parent of Dillistone Systems and Voyager Software, has acquired FCP Internet (FCP), supplier of the evolve SaaS application. Dillistone Group will pay up to £2..1 million, subject to the performance of the business. The Dillistone Group previously acquired Voyager Software in September 2011, and FCP Internet will become part

79°S Executive Search & Advisory Fills Post for DNT

79°S Executive Search & Advisory has placed Nils Øveraas as the new general secretary for DNT, the Norwegian Trekking Association. Mr. Øveraas currently sits on the boards of several Norwegian companies including Friskis&Svettis Oslo, Save the Children International and Seema AS. 79 ° S Executive search & Advisory recruits top executives and directors, middle managers

hrQ Names Managing Director for Dallas Office

hrQ, an executive search and professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources sector, has named Jackie Chabot as vice president and managing director of its Dallas office. Ms. Chabot joins hrQ with more than 20 years of human resources experience from TRW, Alliance Data Systems, Nortel Networks, Resources Global and most recently Conifer

Optimum Talent Atlantic and Venor Search Group Join Forces

Optimum Talent Atlantic, a provider of human resources consulting services, and Venor Search Group have formed a strategic alliance to provide integrated talent development services to clients in Atlantic Canada. Venor Search is a partnership of industry veterans Craig Coady, Ian Sullivan and Jeff Somerville. Optimum Talent Atlantic was formed this year when Michael Roberts

Martin Partners Completes Search for Plano Molding

Executive search firm Martin Partners has recruited Simon Boaler to the position of vice president, international sales and business development at Plano Molding Company. Plano is the world’s leading manufacturer of tackle boxes, with over 75 percent marketshare in the U.S. Plano is backed by the Ontario Teachers Private Equity arm. Prior to joining Plano,

eQuest Forms New HR Consortium

eQuest, a job posting distribution and job posting management provider, has formed Big Data for HR Consortium, a worldwide group that will serve as an arena for sharing best practices, discussing trends and their implications, and considering issues common to those providing Big Data and predictive analytics services, tools, and analysis to the HR community.

Net Medical Xpress Solutions Acquires Staffing Company

Net Medical Xpress Solutions, Inc., a leader in the telemedicine market, has acquired MedTel Solutions, a telemedicine staffing company based in Huntsville, AL. Under the terms of the agreement, the company issued three million shares to the two founders of MedTel and entered into employment agreements with them that provide stock-based performance bonuses. The deal

Leadership Capital Group Strengthens Advisory Board

Leadership Capital Group has added Larry Kittelberger to its advisory board, expanding its board to nine members. Mr. Kittelberger was senior vice president, technology and operations and chief information officer at Honeywell International until his retirement in April 2010. “Larry brings a wealth of experience to the Board. Following our most recent partners’ meeting, one

Indeed Expands Into Germany

Indeed, a search engine for jobs, has opened its first German office in Dusseldorf. In the last year, traffic to the German indeed.de brand has grown 124 percent with 2.3 million unique visitors to the site last month, according to data from Google Analytics. In the last seven days nearly 100,000 new German jobs were

Study Finds Confidence in Economy

America's workforce is reporting some of the highest levels of confidence seen since the recession, according to the Randstad Employee Confidence Index. Measuring employee's attitude toward the economy, their employers, and even their ability to find a new job, the Randstad Index rose to 56.8 points in June, indicating a 2.0-point uptick in overall confidence

PrincetonOne Merges with Vermillion Group

PrincetonOne, a recruitment services provider based in Skillman, NJ, has merged with Des Moines-based executive search firm Vermillion Group. The merger will broaden PrincetonOne’s U.S. market presence, increase its team of recruitment professionals and further expand the industries in which it recruits. Founded in 1992 by Mike Vermillion, Vermillion Group has grown into one of

DavenportMajor Fills Sales Post for Independa

DavenportMajor Executive Search has placed Travis Palmquist as vice president of sales, Americas at Independa. Mr. Palmquist was previously executive vice president of national accounts at Eldermark. Founded in 2009, Independa’s technology enables independent living solutions for the eldercare industry. DavenportMajor is an executive search firm which specializes in senior executive and board of director

IIC Announces Changes to Its Board

IIC Partners has announced that existing board members Kris de Jager and Ruth Curran have been appointed vice chairs, and has added new director, Charlotte Eblinger, to its board. Mr. de Jager is founder and managing director of IIC Partners' Sydney-based member firm de Jager Executive Search. Ms. Curran is a partner at Dublin firm

Tribridge Acquires Talent Management Company Intelladon

Tribridge, a technology services firm specializing in business applications and cloud solutions, has acquired Tampa-based Intelladon, a talent management solutions consultant and integrator. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Intelladon’s solutions and strategic partnerships with talent management software providers will give Tribridge a foothold into the human capital management market and strengthen the

Kincannon & Reed Adds to Life Sciences Practice

Kincannon & Reed has named Deborah Schonberger as a senior associate in its Washington, D.C., area practice. Ms. Schonberger will add expertise to complement the firm's growth in life sciences. Most recently, she served as a senior associate as well as director of global practice operations and knowledge manager for the life sciences practice at

PageUp People Partners with Futurestep

International talent management solutions provider, PageUp People, has partnered with Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry International company that provides talent acquisition solutions. With this partnership, PageUp People will continue to support its growing client base of multinational corporations with its unified talent management software platform, which will now be enhanced with Futurestep’s range of talent and technology

Nosal Partners Completes Search for TMI, LLC

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has placed Mark Dilliplaine as vice president, sales and marketing at TMI, LLC, based in Pittsburgh. The search was conducted by Melissa Oszustowicz, a partner at Nosal. Mr. Dilliplaine was previously executive director, marketing/product development at MSA North America in Pittsburgh. Founded in 1988, TMI, LLC is a fully integrated,

iMomentous Creates Careet Site Mobility Platform

iMomentous, a mobile technology platform that enables companies to recruit, retain and engage their talent, has released the iMomentous Career Site Mobility Platform. The solution enables companies to put their employment brand right in the palm of their candidates’ hands, regardless of which mobile devices they use. Its single platform approach and support for a

Boyden Grows U.K. Team

Boyden has added Laurie Callow to Boyden U.K. as a partner in the firm's global healthcare and life sciences practice, based in London. Mr. Callow has joined the executive search team as a partner specializing in the hiring of senior executive and board positions across most sectors of the industry. He previously has held senior

Korn Ferry Finds CEO for Diebold

Korn/Ferry International has placed Andy W. Mattes as the new president and chief executive officer at Diebold, Incorporated. Mr. Mattes most recently was senior vice president, global strategic partnerships at Violin Memory, a manufacturer of flash memory computer storage systems. Diebold is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services.

Oracle and Netsuite to Deliver New HR Services

Oracle and NetSuite have announced an alliance focused on plans to deliver integrated HCM and ERP cloud services for mid-sized customers. Deloitte will work with Oracle and NetSuite to develop a practice with highly skilled practitioners specializing in tools and implementation services to help customers adopt the soon-to-be integrated SaaS technologies faster and more seamlessly.

ON24 Creates Virtual Talent Development Suite

ON24, Inc., a global leader in webcasting and virtual environment solutions, has announced the virtual talent development suite, a solution for businesses which provides an enhanced user experience for every stage of the employee development lifecycle, from talent acquisition and new-hire onboarding to employee learning and leadership development. This new offering from ON24 delivers an

Paychex Acquires myStaffingPro

Paychex, Inc., a provider of payroll, human resource, and employee benefits solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, has acquired HR Services, Inc. and myStaffingPro, its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applicant tracking suite. HR Services, Inc., founded in 1993, is based in Lima, Ohio, and now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex. Financial terms of the

Sucherman Consulting Group Taps New Executive Search Leader

Sucherman Consulting Group Inc., a management consulting and executive search firm in the media and entertainment industries, has added Jamie Waldron as executive vice president of its SCG Executive Search unit. He will run the executive search practice for the firm and will have additional responsibility for SCG’s West Coast operations. Mr. Waldron is a

B.E. Smith Adds SVP Management Consulting

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has named Kathleen Meredith as senior vice president, management consulting. Ms. Meredith will lead a team that is equipped to consult as peers who understand the challenges provider organizations face in today's healthcare environment and the best practices for addressing them. She was previously president of Tohder Consulting which specialized

Koltin Consulting Fills Position for the Caryle Group

Koltin Consulting Group, a provider of management, marketing, and business consulting services to financial services firms, has placed Mark Keller as vice president of tax at The Carlyle Group. Managing director Geremy Cepin and director Sara King completed the search. Mr. Keller was previously the vice president of tax at Arbitron. The Carlyle Group is

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