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Signal Partners Appoints Leader of Boston Office

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Carlyle Group Takes Majority Stake in HireVue

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Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has placed Flynn Dekker as the new CEO of Bonchon Franchise LLC, a holding company of VIG Partners, Korea’s leading buyout fund. He will take over day-to-day leadership of Bonchon from Jinduk Seo, who will continue to serve on the restaurant chain’s board. The assignment was led by managing partner Chris Bull, executive

PFM Executive Search Places Provost for Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Canadian search firm PFM Executive Search has recruited Trish Kelly as vice president academic and provost of Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. Partner Shelina Esmail and associate partner Jennifer Madden led the assignment for the recruitment firm. “Trish impressed the search committee with her dedication to student empowerment and excellence,

NGS Global Appoints Head of Financial Services Practice

Executive search firm NGS Global has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Larry Fraser as managing partner for its New York office and head of the firm’s financial services practice. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Fraser has conducted hundreds of leadership and senior-level search assignments within the financial services industry, as well as advising

Kingsley Gate Partners Expands in Brazil

In an effort to expand its global presence, Kingsley Gate Partners has added Maria Eugenia Bias Fortes as senior partner, Priscilla Batistao as vice president and Betina Ferlic Dussel as principal in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Ms. Eugenia Bias Forte brings over 12 years of experience in the executive search industry specializing in top-level roles in the consumer,

Employers to Continue Hiring Plans into Final Quarter of 2019

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N2Growth Appoints Leader for Private Equity Business Unit

N2Growth, a Philadelphia, PA-based management consulting and executive search firm, has named Brian Kibby as CEO of N2Ventures, the firm’s business unit serving the leadership and talent needs of private equity companies, venture capital firms, family offices and hedge funds. In addition, he will serve as senior partner with N2Growth, focusing on the firm’s global education, technology and

TillmanPartners Leads CFO Search for Coker Tire

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. Recently, Scottsdale, AZ-based search firm TillmanPartners was selected by Coker Tire Co. and Irving Place Capital (IPC) to recruit a new CFO for Coker. Based in Chattanooga, TN, Coker is the largest worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tires

Saxton Bampfylde Finds CEO for U.K.’s Film Distributors’ Association

U.K.-based executive recruiter Saxton Bampfylde has placed the new chief executive officer for the Film Distributors’ Association (FDA), a London-based trade organization. Andy Leyshon, former managing director for the U.K. and Ireland of STX International, succeeds Mark Batey who held the post for two decades. The appointment comes less than two months before the deadline date

Gerard Daniels Names Leader for Sydney Office

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels, headquartered in Perth, Australia, has appointed Geoff Curran as lead of its Sydney office. He will be spearhead a local team that brings together a broad range of sector specialties and experience. Mr. Curran will report directly to the firm’s CEO, Alison Gaines. Mr. Curran brings over 30 years of experience

CHRO Scorecard: Three Metrics Your Board Should Know

A CHRO brings a unique skill-set to any board. With deep knowledge of executive succession and the ability to maintain and engage individuals who execute business strategy, they are an invaluable asset to corporate boards. Yet only 28 active CHROs currently serve on boards of Fortune 1000 companies. Much like a chief financial officer might have

Options Group Sees Seismic Shifts in Compensation Protocols

The new state-wide compensation history law, codified as Section 194-a of the New York Labor Law, bans employers from relying upon or inquiring about the compensation history of a job applicant or current employee in deciding whether to hire or promote, or in determining compensation levels, among other things. The ban also expressly applies to

WittKieffer Seeks President for Saint Mary’s College in Indiana

Executive search firm WittKieffer has been selected to find the next president for Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. Leading the assignment are managing partner Robin Mamlet, consultant Sheila Murphy and senior associate Christine Pendleton. The school’s previous president, Janice Cervelli, who resigned in October, alleged in a recent lawsuit that she was forced

D. Hilton Associates Recruits Chief People Officer for Apple Federal Credit Union

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist companies across the nation to find new chief people officers. The latest: Fairfax, VA-based executive search firm D. Hilton Associates recently placed Sharon Camper as chief people officer of Apple Federal Credit Union. Vice president Jessica Jarman led the assignment. “Sharon’s experience and leadership skills

Online Recruitment Entrepreneur Bill Warren Dies

Bill Warren, who launched the world’s first online job board 27 years ago, has died at the age of 77. He is often referred to as “the father of the online recruitment industry.” “It is nearly impossible for me to put into words just how much Bill’s work transformed the human resources industry for the

Hanold Associates Fills Key Post for the NFL

With the National Football League kicking off its 100th season, Hanold Associates recently placed Corey Harrison as the new senior vice president of executive operations for the office of the commissioner, Roger Goodell. Mr. Harrison will report to the league’s chief operating officer, Maryann Turcke. Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm, led the

Korn Ferry Posts Four Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted fiscal first quarter revenues of $484.5 million, an increase of four percent (seven percent at constant currency) from last year. The increase was driven by organic growth in all segments. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – recorded net income was $43 million,

Russell Reynolds Associates Lands CEO for Committee for Children

Russell Reynolds Associates has placed Colleen Oliver as the new chief executive officer of Committee for Children (CFC), a global non-profit dedicated to fostering the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning and development. Ms. Oliver, who most recently was vice president of school leadership at the New Teacher Center, a national non-profit focused

Jobs Report Points to a Second Interest Rate Cut

Employers added 130,000 jobs last month, keeping the U.S. unemployment rate stands at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase was below the 160,000 forecast by economists but close enough to signal a relatively stable and healthy jobs market. The August gain is the 107th consecutive month of job growth. The

Talentor International Adds New Member Firm in Mumbai

Executive search consortium Talentor International has expanded its presence in Asia with the addition of Anakin Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd as a new member firm in Mumbai, India. “Now we have a trusted and reliable partner in India in the form of Anakin Management Consultants,” said Michael Sarsteiner, CEO of Talentor International. “Anakin aspires to be the

Five Ways to Retain Top Talent

Today’s employers are facing a tough talent shortage. Reports about the challenges of finding enough talent seem to be popping up everywhere, which is not surprising when unemployment in the U.S. is at its lowest in 50 years. This means there is tough competition for talent, and hiring managers must adjust their strategies accordingly. Recruiters have

Egon Zehnder Recruits CEO for Gannett Co.

Egon Zehnder has recruited Paul Bascobert as the new president and CEO of Gannett Co. Robert Dickey recently informed its board of directors of his retirement. “On behalf of the board, I am pleased to welcome Paul to Gannett at this important time for our company and industry,” said J. Jeffry Louis, chairman of the Gannett board

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