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Stanton Chase Opens Office in Seattle

Stanton Chase International is continuing with its growth strategy, recently opening a new office in Seattle. David Kimbro, a senior executive search veteran of almost 20 years, has joined the firm as managing director of the new location. “We are honored to have David’s leadership in our new Seattle office,” said Daniel Casteel, managing director of the Nashville

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Kingfisher Talent Partners with Relocation and Real Estate Services Firm

Kingfisher Talent, a Boston-based consortium for biotech executive search and leadership development, has partnered with d`Anvers & Co., a bespoke relocation and real estate services company. The two will collaborate to provide a comprehensive offering of settling-in services for human capital managers and top talent. “For our clients here in the Boston biotech hub, this collaboration adds further

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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.

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Vaco Enters Three New U.S. Markets

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has recently expanded into Denver, Pittsburgh, and Winston-Salem/Greensboro, NC. As executive partners, Vaco’s Renee Fisher and Kevin Witt help chart the strategic course in the firm’s many local markets. “Vaco is thrilled to extend our national footprint and bring our consultative approach to talent and solutions to Denver, Pittsburgh and Winston-Salem/Greensboro,” said Ms. Fisher. “Vaco was built to be a

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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?

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IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added People & Performance A/S in Denmark as its newest member firm. “Denmark is an important market with many international knowledge-intensive companies with cross-border recruitment needs, and with IRC Denmark our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,” said IRC. People

Egon Zehnder Partners with Leadership Development Firm Mobius

Now more than ever, the world needs great leaders. But for leaders to best transform their organizations, they must first embrace their own transformation and continually work on self-improvement. In response, global search firm Egon Zehnder has formed a partnership with leadership development firm Mobius Executive Leadership. The alliance combines the firms’ proprietary methods for

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Russell Reynolds Associates Finds New CEO for State Employees Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

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Michelle Whiting & Associates Tapped to Find CEO for Pacific Chorale

Michelle Whiting & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for non-profit organizations, has been selected to find the next chief executive officer for Costa Mesa, CA-based Pacific Chorale, a professional choir. “The successful CEO will have an unprecedented opportunity to have a significant impact on the financial stability of a flourishing and increasingly high profile arts

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Gray Scalable Names Head of Executive Search

New York-headquartered executive search firm Gray Scalable has named Eric Tenety as head of executive search. For over 17 years, Mr. Tenety has served venture capital and private equity portfolio companies as well as publicly-listed businesses undergoing transformation through the acquisition of innovative talent. He has worked with a number of founders, operators and investors

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Gerard Daniels Names Alison Gaines as CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Perth, Australia-based executive search firm Gerard Daniels has appointed Alison Gaines as the company’s global CEO. Following a 12-year tenure as the head of its board consulting

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Leathwaite Appoints Head of Americas to Focus on Growth and Branding

Veteran executive search consultant Paul Groce has joined Leathwaite as head of the firm’s Americas region in an effort to increase its reach and further expand its brand outside the U.K. “The continued expansion of our U.S. business is central to Leathwaite’s future international growth strategy, and we are absolutely delighted to have hired Paul Groce to

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SearchWide Global Seeks New Leader for Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in

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Korn Ferry Finds CEO for American College of Cardiology

Following a six-month nationwide search, Korn Ferry placed Timothy W. Attebery as the new CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Shalom Jacobovitz, who led the organization for five years, left the college in January to head a new biopharmaceutical company. Thomas Giella, chairman of Korn Ferry’s healthcare services practice, and Lorraine Lavet, sector leader for associations,

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Sports Group International Appoints New Leadership

Sports Group International, an executive search firm serving the sports industry, has named Julie Yochim as its new president following the retirement of Joe White. Ms. Yochim joined the firm five years ago as an executive search consultant. She focuses on providing leadership and a technical expertise that will serve SGI’s clients in an ever-changing

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SpenglerFox Names New Regional Practice Group Leader, Other Appointments

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named a new regional practice group leader for Middle East Africa, family businesses and technology. Based in Dubai, Eva Wuellner will support the firm’s clients in both executive search assignments and human capital services projects, such as leadership development, assessment centers and HR organization, among others. In her work for multinational

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Diversified Search Places CEO at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Executive search firm Diversified Search has placed Mary C. Daly as the 13th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Dale E. Jones, the recruitment firm’s president and CEO, led the assignment along with board practice head Veronica Biggins. Effective Oct. 1, Ms. Daly will replace outgoing CEO John C. Williams who recently left the

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ArtCenter College of Design Taps Witt/Kieffer for Chief Diversity Officer

Chief diversity officers are now considered part of every competitive organization’s senior management team, and institutions of all types are lining up to bring these highly sought-after leaders on board. Search firms are well equipped for their role with extensive networks throughout the space. Witt/Kieffer was recently retained by the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena,

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McDermott & Bull Opens Office in Vancouver

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded in Canada with the addition of a new office in Vancouver. Paul Gibbons, a 20-year search and talent acquisition executive, joins the firm as managing partner and will lead the firm’s expansion throughout Canada. “The No. 1 complaint I hear from businesses who deal with search firms is the time

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Boyden Names Global Industrial Practice Leader

Global executive search firm Boyden has named Francesca d’Arcangeli, a managing partner of Boyden United Kingdom, as its new global industrial practice leader. She succeeds Robert Travis, a managing partner in the U.S. and Canada who was re-elected to Boyden’s global board in May. “Francesca is the right leader at the right time for Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO

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La Fosse Associates Continues Expansion with Opening of New York Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates continues its expansion in the U.S. with the opening of a new office in New York. The opening builds upon the success of the firm’s first U.S. practice, in Los Angeles, which opened in 2016. With an already established executive network and strong track record in the New York

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Meeting the Challenges of Employee Churn

Like it or not, workforce transformations are often a way of life in business. For company leaders, it is critical to look beyond the moment and keep the long view in mind. When layoffs are a necessity, leaders must pay heed to the employees who remain as well as doing right by those who have

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Academic Search Adds Three Former HBCU Presidents to Roster

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has expanded its ability to attract top leadership talent to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with the addition of the founders of TM2 Education Search to the firm. TM2 was established in 2016 to identify and place candidates in top administrative posts at HBCUs. John Garland, Dorothy Yancy and Sidney Ribeau,

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Buffkin / Baker Seeking Chief Medical Officer for CalvertHealth

CalvertHealth, a Prince Frederick, MD-based healthcare system, has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to find its next chief medical officer. Brenda Doherty, partner and head of the healthcare provider practice, is leading the assignment. The ideal candidate will be a progressive physician leader that can drive clinical excellence, best practices and quality initiatives in order

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeks Next Leader for Institute for Diversity and Health Equity

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. The individual will also serve as vice president for diversity, inclusion and health equity for the institute’s parent organization, the American Hospital Association (AHA). The assignment will be conducted

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Friisberg & Partners International Adds New Member Firm in South America

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting organizations, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Friisberg & Partners International recently added Argento Consultores in Chile as its newest member

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Recruiters Now Balancing Technology and Human Touch

While they won’t sport bionic arms and legs, recruiters will be empowered like never before by technology that makes them smarter, more efficient and connected. The recruiter of the near future will be able to find the right talent with the push of a button and possess the people skills to engage and convert top

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The Verriez Group Places CFO at Farm Mutual Re

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Ontario-headquartered executive search firm the Verriez Group recently recruited Amy Butler as senior vice-president and chief financial officer for Farm

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Reffett Associates Seeks New President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been selected by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to assist in selecting its next president. The search is being led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas Young, director of operations. “We are pleased to have been selected by the board of

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RETS Associates Opens New Office in Denver

RETS Associates has opened a new office in downtown Denver. Having dedicated office space in Colorado’s capital city will enable the firm to best serve new and existing clients’ growing demand for real estate talent in the region, said the firm. Joining the new office is Jessica MacNaughton, who recently started at the firm as

Ultimate Software Selected by MLB Network

Ultimate Software, a provider of HR, payroll, and talent management solutions, has announced that MLB Network, the television network for Major League Baseball, has optimized HR and talent management processes with Ultimate Software’s UltiPro. “Ultimate designs technology that puts people first,” said Greg Swick chief sales officer at Ultimate Software. “Our cloud platform, full scope

Storbeck/Pimentel Completes Search for Rider University

Executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has placed Dr. DonnaJean Fredeen as provost, vice president for academic affairs and professor of chemistry at Rider University. Dr. Fredeen is currently dean of the school of arts and sciences at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU). Storbeck/Pimentel is a minority and female owned retained search firm specializing in

Monster Employment Index Europe Declines

The Monster Employment Index Europe, a monthly analysis of millions of online job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards, reported a fourth consecutive month of annual decline, recording a four percent decrease in online hiring over the year in November. Belgium and the United Kingdom are the

Spencer Ogden Opens First Canadian Office

Recruiting firm Spencer Ogden has opened its first Canadian office located in downtown Calgary. The latest expansion from Spencer Ogden marks the company’s second venture in the North American market this year. Matthew Bushell will serve as the director and the office will recruit for the local oil and gas and mining industries as well

Höchsmann & Company Adds New Partner

Executive recruiter Höchsmann & Company has added Jan-Eike Schumacher as a new partner. Mr. Schumacher previously served as global head of central services at GfK SE.Based in Germany, Höchsmann & Company KG is a HR consultancy and executive search firm operating in the domestic and international arena.

Trilogy Places HR Exec at Pharmanet/i3

Retained executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has placed Sarajane N. Mackenzie as senior vice president of human resources for Pharmanet/i3, inVentiv Health’s clinical segment and s provider of clinical development services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic drug and medical device companies. Trilogy also recently recruited Duncan Harwood as chief human resources officer for inventive. Chuck

SaaS Capital Provides $1.5 Million in Funding to MBA Focus

SaaS Capital, a provider of debt financing for SaaS businesses, has provided a $1.5 million line of credit to MBA Focus. Based in Columbus, OH, MBA Focus is a provider of advanced recruitment technology that connects leading employers with the world’s top-ranked graduate business schools. For more than two decades, these school partners–and the companies

Kelly Services Partners with Cezanne

Kelly Services’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region has announced a partnership with Cezanne whereby the company will pilot its human resource information system within Kelly’s EMEA headquarters. Cezanne is a global HR and talent management software company headquartered in the U.K. The company’s focus is to provide flexible, people-centered solutions that improve the

Heidrick & Struggles Announces Realignment

Executive recruiting firm Heidrick & Struggles International has announced a realignment of the company's organizational structure and operating model. Three veteran Heidrick & Struggles consultants will now assume elevated regional leadership positions with expanded responsibilities, including managing growth and profitability across each region. The new regional leaders are: Jory Marino, Americas; Luis Urbano, Europe; and

IRC Elects Insight Group Co-Founder as Its New President

Malcolm Duncan, director of the Insight Group, has become the new president of IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC). Mr. Malcolm co-founded The Insight Group in 1994 and provides executive search and consulting services in the areas of government, professional services and with leading industrial companies. The firm is based in Australia. Speaking on his

Cejka Executive Search Retained by Methodist Health System

Cejka Executive Search has been selected by Methodist Health System to lead a national search for a new chief academic officer. Guided by the founding principles of life, learning and compassion, Methodist Health System provides quality, integrated healthcare to improve and save the lives of North Texans. Cejka Search is a nationally recognized physician recruiting,

Darwin Recruitment Opens in Zurich

IT & telecoms recruiting specialist Darwin Recruitment has opened a new office based in Zurich. The company has plans to add a presence in eight core territories within the next three years. Darwin has been serving the Swiss market from the U.K. for 12 years and already has a well-developed client base. “We are delighted

PageGroup Extends Search Capabilities in Marketing Sector

Recruitment consultancy PageGroup has increased the capability of its executive search brand in the marketing and communications sector by appointing Antony Marchant to the newly created position of director. Mr. Marchant will work exclusively in the senior marketing recruitment space, managing recruitment assignments of salaries at £100,000 and above, in a bid to provide a

Accelent Fills Post for Yodle

Accelent, Inc. has placed Dafna Sarnoff as vice president of online marketing at Yodle. Previously, Ms. Sarnoff served as VP of product management and marketing at Wolters Kluwer, a global information services and publishing company. Yodle provides local businesses with a simple and affordable way to promote their services and generate new leads using internet

Infor to Handle HR Systems for State of South Dakota

Infor, a provider of business application software, has confirmed that the State of South Dakota has implemented Infor Enwisen Global Human Resources and Talent Acquisition to accompany its existing Infor Lawson Enterprise Financial Management system and manage all aspects of human resources. “Infor Enwisen HCM is a unique, unified platform that enables a comprehensive view

Vetted Solutions Strengthens Recruiting Staff

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has added Catherine Lux Fry as director of recruiting. Ms. Fry is an experienced association executive who most recently served as program director, career services and endorsed programs, for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). In this position, she oversaw marketing, strategic direction, and management of

Boyden Names Managing Director in Poland

Boyden has named Zbigniew Plaza as managing partner of Boyden Poland. Mr. Plaza brings nearly 20 years of experience in placing CEOs and C-level executives in the industrial, consumer & retail, and technology sectors. "Zbigniew will be a great asset to our clients in Poland and to our Boyden global team," said Gerhard Raisig, chairman

Harris Search to Lead Search for UNC Charlotte

Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has been selected by UNC Charlotte to lead its search for a vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer. UNC Charlotte is a public research university located in Charlotte offering 19 doctoral, 62 master’s and 90 bachelor’s degree programs through nine colleges. Founded in 1997, Harris Search Associates

Jobscience Releases Executive Search App

Recruitment solutions provider Jobscience, Inc. has announced Jobscience Recruiting Executive Search Edition, the first executive search application with social and mobile recruiting capabilities. The solution brings clients and candidates to the center of the process, while connecting key recruitment and hiring processes through a seamless combination of client relationship management (CRM), candidate engagement and tracking,

Amrop Adds Four New Partners

Global executive search firm Amrop has added Tim Kemp and Bernard Perry as partners in London, Anne de la Rochebrochard as a partner in Paris and Pavel Stejskal as a partner in Prague. Mr. Kemp has a background in HR and HR transformation across a range of industries including financial services, life sciences, oil and

Harvey Hohauser & Associates Grows Not-For-Profit Team

IIC Partners member firm Harvey Hohauser & Associates (HH&A) has expanded its not-for-profit team with the appointment of Ashley Picklo as manager, candidate development. “Non-profit work is vital, especially to communities with stressed local governments struggling to provide basic civic services,” said Todd Hohauser, president and COO of HH&A. “Ashley brings a keen understanding of

Spencer Stuart to Lead CFO Search for Interline Brands

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been selected by Interline Brands, Inc. to lead in its search for a new chief financial officer. John A. Ebner, Interline's current CFO, has informed the board of directors of his desire to leave the company to pursue new opportunities closer to his family. Interline Brands is a distributor

Halogen Selected by SGT

SGT, an engineering and aerospace contractor, has selected the Halogen Talent Management Suite to drive its talent management programs in support of a high performance culture. With Halogen’s solutions, SGT is able to share talent data seamlessly across all processes including its performance, learning, recruiting and succession programs. “SGT fosters a strong entrepreneurial and high

Monster Employment Index Up Seven Percent

The Monster Employment Index (MEI), a monthly analysis of millions of online job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards, grew seven percent on annual basis in November. Retail trade (up 16 percent) leads all sectors in annual growth, while real estate and rental and leasing sector continued

Right Executive Search Expands Services

Right Executive Search LLC (RES), a recruiting partner to many top employers in the New York tri-state area, has added staff and expanded services to offer private career coaching to individual job-seekers. The expansion enables RES’ executive search professionals to counsel and assist individuals with their job searches and career goals in all disciplines, whether

eQuest Launches “Big Data For HR” Service

eQuest, a job posting distribution and job posting management provider, has announced that its Big Data Division is launching Big Data for HR, a new consulting service designed to give customers a competitive edge in candidate sourcing and selection. The service leverages the real-time analysis that enables companies to hire the right people at the

Nosal Partnes Finds CFO For Fallbrook Technologies

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has placed John K. Penver as chief financial officer at Fallbrook Technologies Inc. Mr. Penver was previously VP of finance, CFO and secretary at Active Power, Inc. The search was conducted by David Nosal, chairman and CEO, and John Morrow, senior partner, at Nosal Partners. Fallbrook Technologies Inc. is a

Korn Ferry Posts Two Percent Revenue Decline

Korn/Ferry International/(NYSE:KFY) posted revenues of $196.2 million for the second quarter fiscal 2013, a decrease of two percent (five percent excluding two months of fee revenue from the recently acquired Global Novations) from revenues of $200.2 million a year ago. Fee revenue in Leadership & Talent Consulting and Futurestep services grew 32 percent during the

ADP Selected By Mercy Medical Center

ADP, a provider of HR, payroll and benefits administration services, has been selected by Mercy Medical Center (MMC), a full service medical center delivering a comprehensive range of health services, for use of ADP Vantage HCMSM as its human capital management solution. ADP will provide MMC with a centralized, fully unified human resource, payroll, time

DavenportMajor Finds New President For Ferring Research Institute

DavenportMajor Executive Search has placed Dr. Keith James as the new president of Ferring Research Institute. Dr. James formerly served as a VP at Pfizer. Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a private, research-driven specialty biopharmaceutical company active in global markets. DavenportMajor is an executive search firm which specializes in senior executive and board of director recruitment for

Saba Strenghtens Finance Team

Saba, a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, has appointedMichael Shahbazian as interim chief financial officer. Mr. Shahbazian joins Saba from PDF Solutions where he served as the company’s interim CFO and VP of finance from March 2012 to May 2012 and from June 2011 through December 2011. “Michael has over 30 years of

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