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Leadership Capital Group Adds Veteran Search Consultant

Westport, Conn-based executive search firm Leadership Capital Group has expanded with the addition of Jennifer Rosenthal as a partner. With 25 years of executive search and human capital experience, Ms. Rosenthal is an expert in talent acquisition and assessment, management development and organization design. The firm described Jennifer as experienced at and passionate about helping management and

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Lancor Names New York Office Leader

Executive search firm Lancor has added veteran recruiter Scott M. Estill to manage its New York City office and lead its global advisory practice. Mr. Estill, who retains the title of partner, will play a key role in the firm’s well-established private equity-focused recruiting practice while building Lancor’s new advisory business. He will also co-lead the North

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The Nicoll Curtin Group Acquires BeecherMadden

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KRW Associates Leads Police Chief Search for Breckenridge

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McDermott & Bull Opens Office in New York City

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Recruiters Beware: Treat Candidates Better or Risk Steering Them Away as Future Employees and Customers

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Nolan Partners Adds Former Sports Agent in LA

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Sterling Search & Consulting Assists The Centers Inc. in CEO Hunt

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Cognitive Talent Partners Opens First U.S. Office

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EMA Partners Names Global Chairman

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has elected Alberto Miranda as its global chairman. Mr. Miranda has served on EMA Partners International’s executive committee and held the position of vice president of finance. He joined EMA Partners Spain in 1997. Mr. Miranda has more than 20 years’ experience in executive search, undertaking senior

Unemployment Rate Falls to 17 Year Low

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Savannah State University Taps Academic Search to Lead Hunt for Provost

The hunt for university leadership has been heating up, especially the search for provosts and chancellors. Among the latest, Savannah State University (SSU) is seeking its next provost and vice president of academic affairs. The school has turned to Academic Search to fill the role. Senior consultants Mac A. Stewart and Maya Kirkhope are leading the assignment. Savannah State

ESGI Lands President/COO for WAHVE

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Tatum Expands Private Equity Practice

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Hudson Global Posts 6.5 Percent Revenue Gain

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Hanold Associates Lands CHRO for Blue Apron

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers (CHRO) and other senior level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs. Why is there such pent up demand for

Vetted Solutions Tapped by ABTA to Find Next Leader

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) has enlisted executive search firm Vetted Solutions to lead its search for a new CEO. President and founder Jim Zaniello and vice president Catherine Brown are spearheading the assignment. The ABTA is entering the next phase of its developmental transformation with the opportunity to revolutionize the field, said the recruitment firm. This

Allegis Group Invests in HiringSolved

Allegis Group Invests in HiringSolved

Investment dollars continue to pour into new technology designed to change the talent management game. Recently, talent solutions provider Allegis Group made a significant investment in people aggregator HiringSolved. The company will continue to operate as a separate, independent business, under founder Shon Burton. HiringSolved’s mission is to make hiring better, faster and more human by

Philip Lefebvre rejoins Ward Howell life sciences partner

Ward Howell Continues to Strengthen North American Presence

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has brought back Philip Lefebvre to North America as a partner in its life sciences practice group. Mr. Lefebvre, who spent the last 10 years in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, is now based in New York. He has over 20 years of experience in executive search. Prior to moving to

TheXecutives joins Penrhyn International

Penrhyn Expands in Central and Eastern Europe

Penrhyn International, a global network of executive search firms, has strengthened its footprint within Central and Eastern Europe (including Russia) with the addition of TheXecutives.  The firm will join forces with existing German member LAB & Company, strengthening the Vienna office and enabling both firms to gain wider regional expertise. TheXecutives, with offices in Vienna and Moscow,

Marlins Choose Turnkey Search for Business Operations President

Sports and entertainment recruitment firm Turnkey Search has been selected by the Miami Marlins to lead its search for a president of business operations. Turnkey president, founder and CEO Len Perna is heading the assignment. It is yet another top leadership appointment heading to a boutique specialist. The executive will report to Derek Jeter, the Marlins’ new

Carrington & Carrington Expands Partnership with UPMC to Boost C-Suite Diversity

Executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has started a multi-year partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to help boost the healthcare giant’s diversity hiring at its most senior levels. The collaboration comes as the $14 billion Pennsylvania-based company continues expanding in its local market, nationally and around the world. “This is a

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ON Partners Taps New CTO for 365 Retail Markets

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. Chief technology officer hiring, in fact, is expected to grow by 18 percent by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. It’s a trend that has kept executive search firms well occupied. Executive search firm ON Partners recently recruited Krishna Vedula as CTO of 365

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Bowdoin Group Appoints VP and Practice Leader

Search firms in all sectors have been in growth mode in recent months. The latest: Boston-headquartered executive recruiters Bowdoin Group has named Scott Vierra as vice president and practice leader. Working closely with other executives at the firm, he will initially focus on the financial services and fintech markets before eventually shifting to the firm’s software practice. Mr.

Bailey Fisher Iain Hopper Leader Digital Health & Life Sciences

Bailey Fisher Names Leader of Digital Health & Life Sciences

U.K.-headquartered Bailey Fisher Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Iain Hopper as director of digital health & life sciences. Mr. Hopper has developed a strong network throughout the U.K., Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, said the firm. His most recent focus was pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; he worked with market leaders including Roche, Novartis and

Why Hire for Potential, Not Experience

Hiring experienced talent has always been a challenge. Luring talent away from rivals, and then onboarding and training them to work successfully within an organization’s parameters, can be difficult. That’s why retention rates for experienced hires at many concerns are abysmal, according to Jim O’Malley, partner and executive search practice leader at TalentRISE. These issues illuminate

Howard Fischer CIO Nassar Nizami Jefferson University Hospitals

Howard Fischer Lands CIO for Jefferson University Hospitals

Executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) has placed Nassar Nizami as chief information officer of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. “At a time of immense change in healthcare, we’re delighted to welcome Nassar as a leader for Jefferson’s focus on innovation, technology, and informational science,” said Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and

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