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11 Key Strategies for Seeking a New Job During a Pandemic

In these unprecedented times, people are stressed, confused, worried, perplexed and in various stages of emotional overload while the daily influx of troubling news continues.

Crisis Management: Leading in Times of Great Uncertainty

The COVID-19 outbreak is making its way through the business world and costing organizations billions of dollars in lost revenue.

Unemployment Claims Surge as COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis Deepens

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis filed unemployment claims in historic numbers, with the Labor Department reporting Thursday a surge to 3.28 million.

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 11.1 Percent; Another 1.4 Million Jobless Claims Filed

Employment surprisingly rose by 4.8 million in June as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. These improvements in the labor market reflect a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March, April and May due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and

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Higher Education Leadership Recruits Business Dean for Arkansas Tech University

Following a nationwide search, C. Wayne Alderman and Alan Medders of Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search have completed the search for the new dean of the college of business for Arkansas Tech University (ATU). K. Russell Jones will start in his new role with the university on Monday. “Dr. Jones is an experienced academician and administrator who is

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 11.1 Percent; Another 1.4 Million Jobless Claims Filed

Employment surprisingly rose by 4.8 million in June as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. These improvements in the labor market reflect a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March, April and May due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and

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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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Higher Education Leadership Recruits Business Dean for Arkansas Tech University

Following a nationwide search, C. Wayne Alderman and Alan Medders of Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search have completed the search for the new dean of the college of business for Arkansas Tech University (ATU). K. Russell Jones will start in his new role with the university on Monday. “Dr. Jones is an experienced academician and administrator who is

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20/20 Foresight Strengthens Search Staff

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Mitch Ornstein as managing director. Mr. Ornstein, who will work from the firm’s Chicago office, brings more than 15 years of executive search experience in placing senior leaders across all functions to his new role. He will serve as 20/20 Foresight’s functional expert in the CFO

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How to Retain Executive Mothers During and After COVID-19

In January 2020, women constituted more than 50 percent of the American workforce. Six months and 15 million jobs later, this may not be the case, according to a new report by Odgers Berndtson and co-authored by Catherine Bass Black and Lisa DeConto. “It’s been widely recognized that women in the United States are being disproportionately affected

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McDermott & Bull Recruits CEO for NEXT for AUTISM 

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has placed former American Montessori Society executive Timothy Purnell as the new CEO for NEXT for AUTISM. Chris Bull, managing partner and co-founder of the search firm, led the assignment. Mr. Purnell has a proven track record as an innovative leader, strategic planner and inspiring educator. He transitioned

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Hightech Partners Adds Technology, Digital Executive

Digital-focused executive search firm Hightech Partners (HTP) has expanded with the addition of Jean-Christophe Legrand, a senior executive in technology and digital, to help develop the firm’s international business. His appointment strengthens HTP’s strategy as a global leader in the field of digital executive-level recruitment, but also as advisor to clients on the talent aspects of digital

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Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Business Officer for the Detroit Pistons

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has assisted the Detroit Pistons in the recruitment of former Roc Nation executive Mike Zavodsky as its new chief business officer. The role is a new position for the professional basketball organization. Mr. Zavodsky begins work with the NBA team on Wednesday. He will report to Pistons vice chair Arn Tellem.

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Focus Search Partners Creates Interim Executive Services Practice 

Top experts in talent management and leadership recruitment agree that filling an interim leadership position can be a significant opportunity for an organization. Focus Search Partners, the executive search division of talent solutions provider Vaco, recently launched an interim executive services practice to leverage the firm’s 20-year history. The firm tapped C-suite talent veteran Monica Foster to lead the

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IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Russia

IRC Global Executive Search Partners has strengthened its global presence adding VIPJOBS LLC as a new member firm in Russia. The organization says that Russia is a market with significant talent and strong demand for leadership capabilities. “With IRC Russia, our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,”

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Leading Through & Beyond COVID-19; Best Practices for an Unprecedented Time

Leaders may automatically default to the bottom line and focus on the financial damage that COVID-19 is causing—and for good reason. But many employees place greater emphasis and importance on the support they are receiving from leadership, according to a new report from Robinson Resource Group. “People need to know that even though their leader is

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The Christopher Group Places CHRO for American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The Christopher Group has placed Michelle Jones as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The search was completed by founder and CEO Tom Christopher, recruiting director Jeff Wilbanks and senior operations manager Matthew Duda. “Partnering with TCG and Jeff specifically was absolutely fantastic,” said Ms. Jones. “COVID-19 hit during the process and

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DHR International Adds Partner to Financial Officer Practice 

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has expanded with the addition of Rob Tillman as managing partner of its global financial officer practice. He will also serve as a key leader in the firm’s private equity and advanced technology practices and will work closely with DHR’s advisory services team, Elevate Partners. Mr. Tillman has served with three of

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Bespoke Partners Recruits Technology Officer for Clearlake Capital-backed Provation

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has assisted in the placement of Linda Buan as chief technology officer of Clearlake Capital Group-backed Provation. Ms. Buan had been serving as the company’s vice president, product development and operations. “Innovation, quality and service have long been defining characteristics of Provation’s software solutions, and our chief technology officer

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Westmont Search Selected to Lead Chief Nursing Officer Search for Essentia Health

As the healthcare sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer has traditionally been the most

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Russell Reynolds Associates Names Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has hired Amy Scissons as its new chief marketing and communications officer. She is based in New York and also serves as a member of the firm’s operating committee.​ “We are delighted to have Amy join our senior leadership team,” said Clarke Murphy, CEO of Russell Reynolds Associates. “Her

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As COVID-19 Concerns Escalate, Unemployment Claims Continue

As businesses reopen and COVID-19 cases spike in more than half the U.S., the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.48 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the 14th week in a row that the figure has topped one million. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting 1.35 million

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JM Search Forms Dedicated Cybersecurity Practice

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has formed a dedicated cybersecurity practice to assist public and private equity-backed companies in identifying and recruiting high-performance leaders. Partners Kevin Kernan and Tom Figueroa will co-lead the firm’s center of excellence for cybersecurity leadership. The search firm brings a

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Caldwell Assists CrossFirst Bank in CEO Search

Rich Perkey and Jeremy Zeman of Caldwell recently assisted CrossFirst Bankshares based in Leawood, KS in the placement of Mike Maddox as its new president and chief executive officer. His successor, George F. Jones, will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors through 2021 and will serve as vice chairman. “I am excited to welcome Mike

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Business Agility Critical to Post-Pandemic Workforce, Economic Recovery

If there was ever a moment in recent history where human capital leaders were challenged to play a strategic part in their organization’s survival and growth, that defining moment is now. In just a few short months, the once-thriving global economy has been toppled by the pandemic. Helping organizations safely return to work sites will

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JDG Associates Seeking CFO for NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has retained Darren DeGioia of JDG Associates to find its new chief financial officer/ chief administrative officer for its National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) division. NESDIS, based in Silver Spring, MD, is charged with providing secure and timely access to global environmental data and information

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Boyden Adds Former Goodwill CEO and Psychologist as Senior Advisors

Boyden has added former Goodwill CEO Jim Gibbons and accomplished psychologist Christina Greathouse as senior advisors. “Jim and Christina are tremendous additions as senior advisors to Boyden’s CEO and board services practice – they will consult to our partners and clients globally,” said Craig Stevens, a Boyden board member, U.S. chairman and managing partner. “I have had the privilege of working with both

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Pandemic’s Lingering Effect on Recruiters: Client Activity Down, Interim Hiring Up

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on every business sector, executive recruiting included, costing organizations billions of dollars in lost revenue. Goldman Sachs estimates that economic growth around the world will be zero in 2020 thanks to the virus. To many, even that seems grossly underestimated. But the coronavirus is causing far more than

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KLR Executive Search Group Assists Harvard University Employees Credit Union in CEO Search

Providence, RI-headquartered KLR Executive Search Group has assisted Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) in the recruitment of Craig Leonard as its new president and CEO. Gene Foley, who has been with the credit union for four decades and led it for 25 years, is retiring in July. Partner Susan Pardus led the assignment for the recruitment

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AMN Healthcare Launches Return-to-Work Services

AMN Healthcare, a provider of healthcare total talent services to facilities, has launched a customizable, technology-enabled and clinically based service for businesses and other organizations to protect the health and safety of employees as they return to work. As businesses welcome back employees and clients amid the coronavirus outbreak, AMN Healthcare said that it requires

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Leading From the Front in a Pandemic

Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the operative word has been “unprecedented.” That’s true on a human tragedy level as well as for businesses. It’s no wonder that many leaders have found themselves in the same position as their employees—uncertain, confused, anxious. A new report by Korn Ferry offered the firm’s best advice for

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True Search Finds CEO for The Bouqs Company

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has placed the new chief executive officer of The Bouqs Company, a leading online floral retailer. Alejandro Bethlen brings over two decades of leadership and international experience in scaling global businesses for Fortune 100 companies including Amazon and Procter & Gamble to his new role. Mr. Bethlen will

Unemployment Rate Falls to 11.1 Percent; Another 1.4 Million Jobless Claims Filed

Employment surprisingly rose by 4.8 million in June as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. These improvements in the labor market reflect a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March, April and May due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and

Sage Search Partners Fills Posts for Tulane and UCLA

Newton, MA-based Sage Search Partners, which specializes in higher education and non-profit institutions, has made two key placements that will help their clients address equity issues as well as the financial constraints of students, which is of particular concern during the current economic crisis as well as the Black Lives Matter movement. Marvin Smith will

Russell Reynolds Associates Appoints Leader of Leadership and Succession Practice

Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has expanded with the addition of Paul Ballman as leader of its leadership and succession practice in the EMEA region. He will work with clients to deliver assessments and solutions to complex challenges faced by leadership teams across the globe. “We are delighted to welcome Paul to our leadership team,”

Another 1.5 Million Americans File for Unemployment

Despite the U.S. adding a record amount of jobs last month, the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.5 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected the Labor Department to report 1.3 million initial claims. The latest numbers reflect the persistent strain on the economy caused

Slone Partners Recruits CEO for Mesa Biotech

Executive search firm  Slone Partners has recruited Ingo Chakravarty as the new president and CEO of Mesa Biotech. He assumes leadership of the company less than two months after it received emergency use authorization from the Federal Drug Administration to market its 30-minute point-of-care molecular SARS-CoV-2 test. Mr. Chakravarty succeeds Dr. Hong Cai, co-founder and CEO of Mesa Biotech since

Naughtin Group Expands Senior Management Team

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, Naughtin Group, a woman-owned national executive search firm based in Minneapolis, MN, expanded its senior leadership team with the addition of HR veteran Mike Carey as senior partner. In his role, he will lead client

Getting Succession Planning Right During a Pandemic

The last couple of months have been a wake-up call for many organizations. The potential effect of COVID-19 on executive health has made boards of trustees aware of the need to review their succession planning processes, according to a new report from DHR International’s Lisa Sprenkle Jones and Heather Smith. “A viable succession planning process

WittKieffer Assists UConn in Landing New Chief Diversity Officer

The role of chief diversity officer is expanding at universities. It has become one of the most important positions for shaping the vision, culture and very face of institutions of higher learning from coast to coast. It is also increasingly becoming a cabinet-level job, with a broad range of responsibilities beyond that of most administrators. In

Momenta Partners Appoints Leader of Executive Search

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has expanded with the addition of Richard White as managing partner of executive search. With the addition of Mr. White, Momenta strengthens its offerings to private equity and expands its geographic presence. “We believe there is no more critical factor to digital industry transformation than catalytic leadership,” said Ken Forster, executive director of Momenta.

Secrets to High Growth C-Suite Hiring

With many people expecting business to boom after the COVID-19 pandemic clears, bringing on new employees could turn out to be a momentous and somewhat intimidating process. “Employees are your greatest asset. After all, they decide the direction of your company’s future and are the building blocks of company culture,” said Chris Murdock, co-founder and chief sourcing

Dine Brands Global Taps Spencer Stuart to Find CEO

Dine Brands Global Inc., parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP, has hired executive search firm Spencer Stuart to find a successor for CEO Steve Joyce, whose employment agreement with the company expires on Feb. 1, 2021. “I am proud of the growth that we have experienced during my tenure as CEO,” Mr. Joyce

LifeSci Partners Introduces LS Associates

LifeSci Partners, a life-sciences focused consultancy, has launched LS Associates, a global consulting service designed to provide companies with on demand C-suite leadership to flexibly and economically meet the strategic business needs of companies. LS Associates leverages the expertise and network of the larger LifeSci Partners platform to deliver targeted and talented executives with relevant

Disrupted Leadership: 5 Questions Boards Need to Ask in the Pandemic Environment

In the current pandemic and in a post-peak COVID-19 world, boards and senior management must reassess the strength of their teams to address the impact of this and future potential crises, be they biological, nuclear or other events, according to a new report by Odgers Berndtson. “Conversations I have had with leaders across a range

Korn Ferry Appoints Chief Diversity Officer

Korn Ferry has named Michael Hyter as the firm’s new chief diversity officer. He will report directly to CEO Gary Burnison and join the senior executive team. Mr. Hyter joined Korn Ferry in 2012 after the acquisition of Global Novations, a leading diversity and inclusion firm in which he served as president and managing partner.

HealthSearch Partners Assists Holy Cross Hospital in CEO Search

Dallas, TX-based HealthSearch Partners has recruited Mark Doyle as president and CEO of Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He starts in his new position today. The assignment was led by Ivan Bartolome, senior vice president, and Laura Conley, chief operating officer. “Mark is a trusted leader who has spearheaded financial turnarounds, growth initiatives and quality improvements

How Leaders Can Catch Up with the Latest Technologies

The world is constantly changing. To advance, you must learn the latest technologies. There’s no way around it. Of course, the depth of the knowledge required differs from person to person, depending on your job. In a recent report, Jorge Davalos, managing partner of executive search and leadership consulting firm Alder Koten, offered some key

Waverly Partners Seeks CEO for Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce

Executive search firm Waverly Partners has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce. Former president and CEO Craig Whitney passed away at the end of last year. Managing directors and principals Eric N. Peterson and Deborah M. Galbraith are spearheading the assignment for the search

SGA Talent Unveils New Recruiting Solutions Options

Amsterdam, NY-headquartered executive search firm SGA Talent has introduced two new recruitment research and recruiting solutions designed to bring increased agility, cost-efficiency and scalability for corporations needing talent quickly. The newly added ‘recruiting on-demand express’ and ‘research on-demand express’ solutions provide hiring managers, human resources professionals and talent acquisition leaders additional options beyond traditional recruiting

Another 1.5 Million Americans File for Unemployment

Despite the U.S. adding a record amount of jobs last month, the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.5 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected the Labor Department to report 1.6 million initial claims. The latest numbers reflect the persistent strain on the economy caused

Miller Black Associates Recruits CHRO for ACA Compliance Group

New York City-based executive search Miller Black Associates has placed Carrie Yonenson as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) of ACA Compliance Group (ACA). She will be based in ACA’s Silver Spring, MD office. Ms. Yonenson has over 14 years of experience in human resources and employment law. She joins the company from Atos

Grace Blue Partnership Launches Platform for Talent Displaced by COVID-19

London-based executive search firm Grace Blue Partnership has launched TRANSITION, a complimentary online platform providing a place for displaced talent to find practical and inspirational content, a network of industry peers and access potential job opportunities. The move comes as COVID-19 continues to create disruption globally within the advertising, media and marketing industries, among many others, resulting in large

Hiring Intentions to Spike by Year End

U.S. employers are expecting a significant decline in hiring intentions for the third quarter of 2020, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released by ManpowerGroup. Hiring plans in wholesale and retail trade and construction showed the steepest declines from the previous quarter reflecting the impact of safer-at-home / shelter-in-force orders across the country. In contrast,

Greenwood / Asher & Associates Recruits Eighth President for George Mason University

Greenwood /Asher & Associates, a Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm, has placed Dr. Gregory Washington as the eighth president of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. He will join the university on July 1, 2020. Jan Greenwood, partner and president, led the assignment along with Julie Holley, senior executive search consultant. “When the board set

Sheffield Haworth Appoints Talent Development and Advisory Services Practice Leader

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has expanded with the addition of Tim McEwan as managing director and leader of talent development and advisory services practice. “We are delighted that Tim has agreed to join Sheffield Haworth and we look forward to expanding our talent development and advisory services as an integrated offering to our

The Strategy Group Assists Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich in CEO Search 

Darien, Conn-based executive search firm The Strategy Group has assisted Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG) in the selection of Cristina Vittoria as its new CEO. She currently serves as the organization’s vice president of development. She will succeed Bobby Walker Jr. who announced earlier this year that that he had accepted a position at Greenwich

Lochlin Partners Assists SOME with CEO Search

Executive search firm Lochlin Partners has assisted SOME (So Others Might Eat), a charity that serves the poor in Washington, D.C., in placing Ralph F. Boyd as the non-profit’s new president and CEO. After 42 years as SOME’s first president, the Rev. John Adams will continue to serve in an emeritus role, supporting fundraising and advising the

Kennedy Executive Search Adds New Office in Sweden

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has established a footing in Sweden. Frisenberg J. & Associates, Kennedy’s partner office in Monaco is opening a second office in Gothenburg, marking the 20th partner destination for the global network of privately-owned recruiting firms. Frisenberg J. & Associates is headed by Kennedy’s current president, Swedish born Caroline

How C-Level Managers Are Looking for Jobs

COVID-19 took everyone by surprise, wreaking havoc not only in terms of health, but also in terms of work. Only a few months back, business leaders were making strategic decisions about their company’s development and outlined competencies to be filled in recruitment processes. Today, in many industries, strategic decisions are still being made, but they

The Christopher Group Names CHRO

Former Asurint executive Pamela Noble has joined The Christopher Group (TCG) leadership team as chief human resources officer (CHRO) and managing partner. She brings over 25 years of comprehensive human resources leadership to the firm. “Pam brings a global, diverse and very progressive HR perspective to TCG,” said founder and CEO Tom Christopher. “She is passionate about building world-class

Arts Consulting Group Recruits CEO for Association of Performing Arts Professionals

Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has placed Lisa Richards Toney as president and CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), the national service, advocacy and membership organization for the performing arts presenting, booking and touring field. She will begin her tenure on July 1. “The APAP board and staff are delighted to

Positive Jobs Report Shows Upturn in Employment

Employment surprisingly rose by 2.5 million last month as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. These improvements in the labor market reflected a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. Nearly 42

McCormack+Kristel Seeks CFO for The Midnight Mission

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. Recently, non–profit and philanthropic organization-focused search firm McCormack+Kristel was retained by The Midnight Mission (TMM), a comprehensive homeless shelter and homeless services provider, to lead its search for a new CFO.   The CFO provides executive financial leadership and direction to maintain the

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