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To Integrate AI, Companies Must Alter Management Styles

To best serve their clients, executive recruiters must understand that a company’s integration of artificial intelligence requires trust.

New Report Shows Diversity Gaps in AI/Data Leadership, Compensation

Heidrick & Struggles’ first annual survey of data, analytics and artificial intelligence executives examines both organizational structure and compensation for roles with these responsibilities.

Attracting Top Talent in the Age of AI

Artificial intelligence and automated technologies are about to transform the search for people. David Chan, CEO of Bo Le Associates, discusses how to find and retain talent in the workplace of tomorrow.

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Value of Strong Portfolio Leadership During the Holding Period

Private equity firms typically seek candidates with a combination of strong academic credentials, relevant work experience, and a demonstrated interest in finance and investing. Hunt Scanlon Media recently sat down with Tim Tolan is founder, chairman, and managing partner of The Tolan Group and Tim Russell, managing partner of the firm to discuss hiring talent

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WittKieffer Recruits 7th President for Franklin Pierce University

Following a unanimous vote of the board of trustees, Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer has assisted in the recruitment of Peter A. Eden as the 7th president of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. President Kim Mooney recently retired after serving eight years. Lucy Leske, Jeff Compher, and Kim Migoya led the assignment. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Peter Eden as

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Executive Recruiters Pull Off Another Remarkable Year, Remain Bullish for 2023

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive recruiters. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2022, a result of continued pentup demand for senior-level leaders and their key reports.

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Value of Strong Portfolio Leadership During the Holding Period

Private equity firms typically seek candidates with a combination of strong academic credentials, relevant work experience, and a demonstrated interest in finance and investing. Hunt Scanlon Media recently sat down with Tim Tolan is founder, chairman, and managing partner of The Tolan Group and Tim Russell, managing partner of the firm to discuss hiring talent

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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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WittKieffer Recruits 7th President for Franklin Pierce University

Following a unanimous vote of the board of trustees, Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer has assisted in the recruitment of Peter A. Eden as the 7th president of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. President Kim Mooney recently retired after serving eight years. Lucy Leske, Jeff Compher, and Kim Migoya led the assignment. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Peter Eden as

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Norman Broadbent Expands in Scotland; Opens Second Office in Edinburgh

Norman Broadbent Group, a London-based executive recruitment and advisory firm, has more than doubled its headcount in Scotland and opened a second office in Edinburgh amid continued growth. Since establishing its physical footprint in Aberdeen, Norman Broadbent has opened a second office on Alva Street in Edinburgh’s West End and hired an additional seven staff

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When to Start the CEO Succession Planning Process

Boards are often reluctant to engage CEOs on their inevitable departure—even when the event may be imminent. Orchestrating succession timing feels like a complicated, delicate maneuver, even though discussing it should be part of business as usual, according to a new report from Egon Zehnder’s Kati Najipoor-Smith and Frank Heckner. “Highly effective boards ensure that

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Kincannon & Reed Recruits CEO for Meiogenix

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed, which exclusively focuses on food, agribusiness, and the related life sciences, has helped to recruit Ricardo Garcia de Alba as CEO of Meiogenix, Inc. an agriculture biotech company that develops disruptive new products based on its proprietary chromosome editing technology. He will succeed Luc Mathis, who has led the company for the

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Eastward Partners Acquires Press and Associates

New York-based Eastward Partners has acquired executive search firm Press and Associates. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Press & Associates, founded by its namesake, Paul Press, in December 2016 to be a search firm that exclusively supports private equity firms, and their portfolio companies hire executive-level talent across the technology function. Prior to the

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A Guide to Serving on a Search Committee

Search committees harness a range of perspectives to determine or advise on who will be placed in critical leadership roles. In offering their time, wisdom, and points of view during periods of change and transition, members of a search committee work together not only to fill a position but to build a bridge from one

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SearchWide Global Seeking New Leader for Visit Florida Keys

Executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global has been selected by Visit Florida Keys to lead in its search for a new president and CEO. Senior vice president Kellie Henderson is spearheading the assignment. The CEO of Visit Florida Keys oversees the use of the tourism development taxes (TDT) collected in Monroe County, FL, through the Tourist Development Council

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Academic Career & Executive Search Seeking Dean for Boise State University

Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has been tapped by Boise State University to lead in its search for a dean for the College of Engineering. Jennifer Muller, managing partner, is leading the search. The next dean must have a growth mentality and future-oriented outlook for the acquisition and allocation of resources to address strategic goals that position the

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Advice to New CEOs Building Their Team: Lead with Purpose, Embody Culture & Be Decisive

In Spencer Stuart’s role supporting hundreds of CEO transitions annually, one of the most common aspirations they hear from incoming leaders is the desire to develop an executive leadership team of direct reports that is enterprise-focused, highly collaborative, accountable to each other and widely respected. This ambition is well-founded: Aligned leadership teams grow revenue more

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Caldwell Posts 12.8 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q3 revenues of $29.5 million (Canadian), a 12.8 percent gain from the same period a year ago. “Our team delivered significant revenue growth in the third quarter,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “Caldwell saw an 77 percent increase in professional fees over our second quarter, which we are attributing to two factors. First,

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The Moran Company Tapped by Options for Supported Housing to Find New Leader

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been retained by Options for Supported Housing to lead in its search for a new executive director. Ann Graff, senior search consultant, is leading the assignment. The executive director is responsible for leading the organization in conducting and facilitating operations, working to market

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AI to Inject Rigor, Value and Agility into the Talent Game

More than 75 percent of CEOs predict that AI will change their businesses in the next 36 months. That means the very structure of organizations and their future talent demands are in for one massive jolt. It also begs the larger question: What changes are in store for recruiters and talent acquisition leaders as AI

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Frederickson Partners Recruits Interim Chief People Officer for SeekOut

Many changes in the workplace today are making it hard for companies to find and retain top senior-level talent. This has caused more organizations to look to interim leaders to fill talent gaps. Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Katie Coupe as the new interim chief people officer of talent intelligence platform

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Bay Street Advisors Expands Investment Banking Team

Executive recruitment firm Bay Street Advisors has expanded with addition of Rhona Crockett as a key member of its investment banking team. “Rhona’s extensive experience and proven track record in the industry make her an invaluable addition to our team,” said Larry Baum, founder and CEO of Bay Street Advisors. “Her expertise will significantly bolster our capabilities

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Why Every Private Equity Portco CEO Needs a Chief of Staff

The role of a chief of staff has evolved from its origins in the military and government to become a pivotal position in the corporate world. Initially coined by McKinsey for the U.S. government, the chief of staff role has transitioned into the private sector, proving particularly invaluable in private equity portfolio companies (portcos). For

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DRiWaterstone Human Capital Tapped by the San Diego Workforce Partnership to Lead CEO Search

Arlington, VA-based DRiWaterstone Human Capital has been selected by the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) to lead in its search for a new CEO. Senior consultant BJ Davis is leading the assignment. Following a competitive RFP process this spring, SDWP’s joint personnel committee selected DRiWaterstone Human Capital to lead the search due to the firm’s record

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Human Capital Solutions Expands to Miami

Human Capital Solutions a boutique consulting firm specializing in retained executive search, professional recruiting, and professional coaching, has opened a new office in Miami. The addition of an office in downtown Coral Gables, FL, is what Human Capital Solutions’ CEO, Bo Burch, believes to be a necessary step in the growth of the business. “With offices

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7 Ways To Build A Stronger C-Suite Leadership Pipeline

Hiring from within can often manifest itself in stagnant, slow growth environments. What PE operating partners have figured out is that talent – especially at the top of an organization – is the critical value creation lever. In case after case, that talent is injected from the outside. “When you need fresh insights, new approaches and a clear-eyed

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Academic Search Recruits Provost for Aurora University

Education-focused executive recruitment firm Academic Search has assisted in the recruitment of Paaige Turner as the new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for Aurora University. Maya Ranchod Kirkhope led the assignment. “Dr. Turner is an exceptional individual who embodies the enterprising, service-oriented, and creative academic leadership that defines our university,” said Susana Rivera-Mills, president

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The ECI Group Adds BeecherHill as Newest Member Firm

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 consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. The ECI Group, a global network of independent executive search firms, has added BeecherHill

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Leadership Confidence Falls to Three-Year Low

During the three years that Russell Reynolds Associates has tracked leadership confidence, the world has faced a relentless cycle of multiple, conflicting, and often unpredictable issues. From the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East and their destabilizing effects on the world, to inflation, rising interest rates, and the launch of ChatGPT igniting massive interest in

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Borrer Executive Search Recruits CHRO for Teoxane

CHROs have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company. Their job description calls for them to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk-taking, and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest success will have diverse skill-sets,

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FMG Leading Introduces New Approach to Developing Next Generation Healthcare Leaders

Human capital advisory firm FMG Leading has unveiled a new approach to developing high-potential and next-generation healthcare leaders. “The data-driven, collaborative process has reliably delivered high value to healthcare organizations for more than four decades, preparing leaders to effectively navigate the industry’s most pressing challenges and yielding substantial, measurable results,” the company said. This process is

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The People Side to AI in the Workplace

AI, including generative AI, will automate tasks humans perform today, giving us the capacity to focus on strategic and creative tasks which only humans can do—those that require intuition, experience, empathy and the other attributes which will continue to elude the “smartest” AI is indeed reshaping how businesses operate, but people will remain at the

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Reffett & Associates Recruits 13th Architect of the Capitol

After an intensive, nation-wide search a bipartisan coalition from the United States Congress has named Thomas Austin as the nation’s 13th Architect of the Capitol . Seattle, WA-based Reffett & Associates assisted with the search. The assignment was led by Marshall Reffett, managing director in Seattle, and Washington D.C., along with assistance from the entire Reffett &

Value of Strong Portfolio Leadership During the Holding Period

Private equity firms typically seek candidates with a combination of strong academic credentials, relevant work experience, and a demonstrated interest in finance and investing. Hunt Scanlon Media recently sat down with Tim Tolan is founder, chairman, and managing partner of The Tolan Group and Tim Russell, managing partner of the firm to discuss hiring talent

Preng & Associates Recruits CEO for Kimmeridge Texas Gas

Houston-based Preng & Associates has assisted in the recruitment of David Lawler as CEO of Kimmeridge Texas Gas (KTG), an affiliate of Kimmeridge. “We welcome David to the Kimmeridge Texas Gas team as it enters a compelling new era of growth, while accelerating carbon neutrality through the development of environmentally responsible, low-cost energy assets,” said Ben Dell, managing partner of

The Energists Assists Covenant Testing Technologies with CFO Search

Houston, TX-based executive search firm The Energists has helped to recruit Scott McReaken as the new CFO of oilfield services and equipment (OFSE) business Covenant Testing Technologies (CTT) in The Woodlands, Texas. Elizabeth Linhart led the search, supported by Jon Hill and the research team. “It’s been a pleasure getting to know the team at both

McCormack+Kristel Helps Recruit New Leader for Project HOME 

Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has placed Donna Bullock as the new CEO of Project HOME in Philadelphia. Ms. Bullock, who has served as a Pennsylvania State Representative since 2015, will join Project HOME this summer and build upon the incredible work of co-founders sister Mary Scullion and Joan Dawson McConnon who, over the past 35 years, have

Atlantic International Acquires Lyneer Staffing Solutions

Atlantic International Corp. has acquired Lyneer Staffing Solutions, a 28 year old national strategic staffing outsourced services and workforce solutions company servicing the commercial, professional, finance, direct placement, and managed service provider verticals. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lyneer has over 1,100 customers, including, among others, enterprise scale customers UPS, DHL, FedEx,

The Role of Values-Based Hiring in Talent Attraction and Retention

Today’s employees are more concerned than ever with aligning their work lives and their personal beliefs. This shift has given rise to a trend of values-based hiring, which can help to attract like-minded talent while increasing retention rates, according to a recent report from Blue Rock Search’s Ruben Moreno. “June is home to both Pride Month and

AGB Search Recruits 8th President for Mount Saint Mary College

Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm AGB Search, which specializes in higher education leadership assignments, recently assisted in the recruitment of Robert Gervasi as the eighth president of Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY. Current president Jason Adsit announced that he has decided not to seek a renewal when his current contract expires at the end of the 2023-24 academic year. Melissa

Envision Consulting Finds New Leader for AbilityFirst

Following an extensive search, Pasadena, CA-based Envision Consulting has helped to place Sergio Rizzo-Fontanesi as the new president and CEO of AbilityFirst. “From our first conversation with Sergio, the board was impressed by his profound empathy, strategic thinking, and deep understanding of our values,” said Kathryn Sanders Platnick, board chair of AbilityFirst. “I knew immediately that he was

Nolan Partners Assists United States Tennis Association with CFO Search

Nolan Partners, an Excel Sports Management company, has placed Kevin Flaherty as chief financial officer of United States Tennis Association (USTA) in White Plains, NY. “Congratulations to Kevin Flaherty on his recent appointment as CFO of United States Tennis Association,” Nolan Partners said in a LinkedIn post. “Thank you to our partners at USTA for trusting us

Griffith Group Expands Search Staff

Toronto-based executive recruitment firm Griffith Group Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Daniel Atlin as associate of leadership assessment and coaching. “Griffith Group Executive Search is very pleased to announce that Daniel Atlin will be joining the team as our associate, leadership assessment and coaching expert,” the firm said in a LinkedIn post. “A very

Global Hiring Intentions Hold Steady from Q2, Drop Year-over-Year

Global hiring intentions are holding strong for the third quarter of 2024, with a Net Employment Outlook (NEO) of 22 percent, though outlooks weaken since Q3 2023 according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. The survey, which gathered data from over 40,000 employers across 42 countries, reveals that while the NEO remains unchanged from

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Seeking Chief Development Officer for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, has been retained by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy to lead in its search for a chief development officer. The assignment is being led by Gerard F. Cattie Jr. Reporting directly to the president and serving on the executive leadership team, the chief development officer will be responsible

HARTZ Search Recruits CHRO for LCMC Health 

CHROs have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company. Their job description calls for them to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk-taking, and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest success will have diverse skill-sets,

DRiWaterstone Human Capital Names CEO

Arlington, VA-based DRiWaterstone Human Capital has appointed Doug Trout as its new CEO succeeding Jennifer Dunlap, who has served as president and CEO since the organization opened its doors in 2001. Ms. Dunlap will continue to serve as an advisor to the CEO and to work with a limited number of clients until her retirement from the organization

ZRG Appoints Leader of Global Education Practice

ZRG, a global talent advisory firm and portfolio company of RFE Investment Partners, has named Rosa-Lyn Morris as the new leader of its global education practice. “We are excited to have Rosa Morris join our team,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. “Her expertise and leadership will be instrumental as we pursue our vision to build education

Human Sustainability: A Strategic Imperative for HR Leaders

Human sustainability ensures the long-term well-being, development, and engagement of an organization’s employees. Put into practice, it encompasses initiatives promoting physical, mental, and social health, diversity and inclusion, continuous learning, and ethical labor practices, according to a recent report from Odgers Berndtson’s Ramona Kraft and Elaine Roper. The study explains that human sustainability is about

Korn Ferry Assists the Green Bay Packers with President and CEO Search

Korn Ferry has assisted the Green Bay Packers with the recruitment of Edward R. Policy as its next president and CEO. He will succeed Mark Murphy, who will retire as the team’s president and CEO next year. Mr. Murphy is required to retire when he turns 70 in July 2025. The Korn Ferry team is led by Jed

Shelli Herman and Associates Fills Senior Position for Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has helped to recruit Megan Longo as the new senior vice president of guest experience, brand, and revenue of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. With a national search led by Shelli Herman and Associates, Ms. Longo emerged as the top choice, bringing expertise in customer-centric leadership, communications and strategic operations.

RH Perry & Associates Recruits 13th President for Briar Cliff University

Following a competitive nationwide search, RH Perry & Associates has placed Matthew J. Draud as the 13th president of Briar Cliff University. Leading the assignment were Sue DeWine, senior consultant, and Paul G. Doeg, president and chief operating officer. Briar Cliff University launched a nationwide presidential search in January 2024. Four finalists, including Dr. Draud, were invited to campus

Cooper Coleman Expands Search Staff

Chicago-based Cooper Coleman LLC has expanded with the additions of Ben Bisbee and J. Michael Durnil as directors of executive search. “These new appointments come at a time of significant expansion for Cooper Coleman, reinforcing the firm’s commitment to driving meaningful growth and impact for non-profit organizations,” the search firm said. “Driven by their core values of

What You Need to Know When Using a Retained Search Firm for the First Time

Retained executive search firms operate on an exclusive mandate. They focus primarily on C-suite and board positions, although they are also used to fill specialist leadership roles. The retained part of it comes from the upfront fee that you pay to initiate the search process, according to a new report from AltoPartners. The study says

JM Search Recruits CIO for Subaru of America

The chief information officer is considered one of the most strategic roles in any organization. Still, recruiting within the function remains challenging, as skilled C-suite IT professionals are among the toughest to find, and move. JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies, and Fortune 1000s, recently helped to recruit Aurelian Sin

TurnkeyZRG Recruits Executive Director for the Head of the Charles Regatta

TurnkeyZRG recently assisted in the recruitment of Tori Stevens as the new executive director of the Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR), the world’s largest rowing regatta in Boston. Succeeding Fred Schoch’s 33-year tenure leading the Regatta, Ms. Stevens comes to HOCR as its second executive director in its 59-year history after serving as CEO for

Work&Partners Retained by Toppan Merrill

New York-based Work&Partners has been selected by Toppan Merrill to lead in its search for a director of ESG. “Our client is the best-in-class partner for complex, secure communications,” said Alan Work, founder and president of Work&Partners. “A company that is trusted, responsive, expert and human, our client delivers premier technology-driven solutions to communicate mission critical content

Conexus Launches Advisory Practice

Irvine, CA-based executive search firm Conexus has launch of its launched a new advisory practice. The addition of the new advisory practice demonstrates the firm’s commitment to serving the “office of the CFO” for private equity-backed and public companies across Southern California. “Comprised of Big Four CPAs with technical and operational expertise in accounting and finance, the

Corporate Culture & Talent: Navigating the New Norms

The keys to unlocking a successful corporate culture are predicated upon how leaders in organizations perceive culture as a top priority. Most senior leaders agree that a healthy company culture is a basic component of any successful organization. It lays the groundwork for strong employee engagement, retention, and performance. In today’s rapidly evolving professional landscape,

The Rise of First-Time CEOs in Private Equity Portfolio Companies

In the fast-paced world of private equity, success hinges on effective leadership. With approximately 23,000 PE-owned portfolio companies in the United States alone, the demand for top-tier CEOs is relentless. Traditionally, PE firms have favored seasoned executives with prior industry or exit experience to lead portfolio companies post-buyout, however, a paradigm shift is underway as

Vetted Solutions Tapped by the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants to Find New Leader

Washington, D.C.- based Vetted Solutions was recently selected by the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) to lead in its search for a new president and CEO. Karen Greenbaum will step down when her current contract expires, effective December 31, 2024. She will close her tenure as president and CEO after 10 years at

Chartwell Partners Recruits CFO for Highland Homes

Dallas, TX-based executive search firm Chartwell Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Mike Loftus as the new CFO for Highland Homes in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX. Mr. Loftusis a strategic and operationally minded finance executive focused on helping companies grow by building high-performing teams and partnering closely with leaders to develop strategy and drive performance to

Diversified Search Group Expands Corporate Practice

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has strengthened its corporate practice with the additions of Nora Sutherland and John Burnes as managing directors. Ms. Sutherland, who will serve as managing director in the corporate practice’s technology team, will provide talent consulting to private equity clients and other high-growth

Private Equity’s Top Value Lever: Outside Talent

Most research on the CEO labor market looks at public company chief executives while largely ignoring CEOs in private equity funded companies. New research from Paul Gompers, the Eugene Holman Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, contends this is skewing our views of value creation and the big role certain CEOs play in

Bullhorn Acquires Textkernel

Recruiting software provider Bullhorn has acquired Textkernel, providers of sourcing AI solutions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Sourcing AI is a huge investment area for Bullhorn, and we are truly excited to embark on this journey with Textkernel,” said Matt Fischer, president and chief operating officer of Bullhorn. “We congratulate CEO Gerard Mulder, COO

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