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Gallagher MSA Search Finds New CEO for Currus Inc.

Following a national search, Gallagher MSA Search has recruited Robert F. Tinsley as the new CEO of Currus Inc. succeeding Pete Stern, who is retiring after 29 years. The assignment was led by managing director and senior advisor Kathy Hall as well as senior recruiter Patricia McCollum. The search attracted candidates from across the country. A

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Caldwell Posts 11 Percent Q4 Revenue Gain, Up 7.9 Percent Full Year

It’s been a good year for Caldwell. The Toronto-based executive search firm has just posted fourth quarter revenues of $21 million (all dollar figures Canadian), an 11 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $18.7 million. Full year revenues rose by 7.9 percent, from $66.5 last year to $72.1 million. Fourth quarter net

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Gallagher MSA Search Finds New CEO for Currus Inc.

Following a national search, Gallagher MSA Search has recruited Robert F. Tinsley as the new CEO of Currus Inc. succeeding Pete Stern, who is retiring after 29 years. The assignment was led by managing director and senior advisor Kathy Hall as well as senior recruiter Patricia McCollum. The search attracted candidates from across the country. 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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Caldwell Posts 11 Percent Q4 Revenue Gain, Up 7.9 Percent Full Year

It’s been a good year for Caldwell. The Toronto-based executive search firm has just posted fourth quarter revenues of $21 million (all dollar figures Canadian), an 11 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $18.7 million. Full year revenues rose by 7.9 percent, from $66.5 last year to $72.1 million. Fourth quarter net

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7 Predictions on How Recruiting Will be Different by 2025

If you’re in the recruiting industry today, your job might be unrecognizable in five years — even if you retain the same job title. That’s because the role of recruiters and how your job is done is swiftly evolving. “Recruiter” is one of the most in-demand jobs as businesses brace for a future where talent is

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Waverly Partners Seeks CEO for Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance

Executive search firm Waverly Partners has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance, an economic development corporation in Illinois. Managing directors and principals Eric N. Peterson and Deborah M. Galbraith are spearheading the assignment for the search firm. “The president and CEO position of the

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Diversified Search Recruits CFO for Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Chief financial officers 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. Recently, Philadelphia-based Diversified Search placed Richard Watts as the new CFO of Morilee by Madeline Gardner. The assignment was led by

People

Epic Business Strategies Opens Office in Milwaukee

Executive search firms large and small continue to expand to new areas in an effort to better serve their clients. Recently, executive recruiters Epic Business Strategies expanded with the opening of its second office in Milwaukee, WI. Headquartered in Naples, FL, Epic Business Strategies said that it decided to add the second location to better

People

EMA Partners Expands to Lisbon and Kiev

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has expanded its presence in the EMEA region with the additions of new offices in Lisbon and Kiev. The office in Lisbon is led by managing partner Rui Guedes de Quinhones, while the Kiev office is led by managing partner Uliana Morokhovska. Mr. Guedes de Quinhones

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Hanold Associates Completes Chief People Officer Search for the NFL

Following a record-breaking year of recruiting top HR leadership into some of the best well-known brands across industry, Chicago-based Hanold Associates has recruited Dasha Smith as chief people officer of the National Football League in one of the most high profile human resource C-suite assignments of 2019. Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm, led

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Buffkin / Baker Seeks Chief Revenue Officers for C-4 Analytics and SkuVault

Executive recruitment firm Buffkin / Baker has been enlisted to find chief revenue officers for C-4 Analytics, an automotive digital marketing services firm based in Boston, and SkuVault, a warehouse management technology platform headquartered in Louisville, KY. The C-4 Analytics search is being led by partner Raj Das, global head of the search firm’s digital practice. Mark

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COORS Leadership Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Mercy Catholic Medical Center 

Over the past year, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find chief medical officers. Recently, COORS Leadership placed Trina D. Abla as the new chief medical officer of Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Dr. Abla most recently was chief quality officer and associate CMO at Penn State Health St. Joseph in

growth

Headstart Hiring Platform Secures $7 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an AI component. Just recently, Headstart, a platform that leverages data science to help companies reduce unconscious bias in the hiring process, raised $7 million in funding led by AI-focused Silicon Valley venture capital firm FoundersX, with participation from Founders Factory. Launched in 2017, Headstart

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NPAworldwide Adds Eight New Member Firms

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. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added eight new member locations as it continues to

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Heidrick & Struggles to Lead Tupperware CEO Search

Competition among consumer companies has never been fiercer. Customers are shopping in new and sometimes non-traditional ways as mass market retailers offer designer goods, brick and mortar staples are available on-line and venerable brands spin off agile brand extensions. Consumer companies are also keen to capitalize on the potential of emerging and high growth markets. All this

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Korn Ferry Lands GM for the Pirates, Chief Baseball Officer for the Red Sox 

Korn Ferry has placed Ben Cherington as the new general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He takes over from Neal Huntington, who was fired after a 12-year stint. The club has announced it will hold a press conference at PNC Park to introduce the new general manager. Mr. Cherington has more than two decades of experience

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The Koblentz Group Places New CEO for Epi Breads

The Koblentz Group has placed Cheryl Barre as CEO of custom breadmaker Epi Breads. She succeeds Hugh Sullins, who is now vice president of business development for the Atlanta-based company. This search was led by Jeff Neppl and Joel Koblentz. Ms. Barre will be responsible for leading the executive team, developing and implementing a strategy for

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Slayton Search Partners Expands Financial Services Practice

Chicago-based executive search firm Slayton Search Partners has expanded with the addition of Stuart T. Smith as senior vice president and principal. He will be a key member of the financial services practice, supporting commercial banking, private banking, wealth management and real estate partners. “Stuart’s skill-set, work ethic and personality make him an excellent fit for our team,”

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Space Executive Appoints Leader of Newly Launched London Operations

Singapore-headquartered recruitment agency Space Executive has recently appointed senior recruiter Tom Hughes as leader of its new London office. He will head the audit, risk, compliance and legal recruitment operations for the firm in the U.K. and Europe. “The opening of our U.K. office is a landmark moment for Space Executive and the next step in our overseas expansion,”

Purpose-Driven Leadership and Its Impact on Long-Term Financial Results

Purpose doesn’t just add to an employee’s well-being; it adds to a company’s bottom line. That’s the key finding of a survey of top executives just completed by Korn Ferry. The vast majority of respondents (96 percent) said there is a long-term financial benefit to companies that make a strong commitment to purpose-driven leadership, with 77 percent

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Spelman Johnson Recruits Chief Marketing and Communication Officer for Texas Tech

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has placed Matthew Granger Dewey as Texas Tech University’s new chief marketing and communication officer. Search associate Michel Frendian led the assignment. Mr. Dewey had been senior executive director of marketing and communications for the Office of University Advancement at the University of Michigan. He will lead Texas Tech’s overall

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One Degree Partners Tapped by Ribbon Communications to Find CEO

San Francisco-headquartered executive search firm One Degree Partners has been selected by NASDAQ-traded Ribbon Communications Inc. in Westford, MA, to find its next president and CEO. The board has appointed Steven Bruny, executive vice president, global sales and services, and Kevin Riley, EVP and chief technology officer, as interim co-presidents and CEO while One Degree Partners identifies and

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BarkerGilmore Expands Advisory and Coaching Division

New York-based boutique search firm BarkerGilmore has recently expanded with the addition of former MasterCard Worldwide general counsel Noah Hanft to its advisory and coaching division. Mr. Hanft has deep roots in the global financial services and technology sectors, having served as general counsel, corporate secretary and chief franchise officer for MasterCard Worldwide for more than 13 years.

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PRAXI Alliance Adds New Member Firm in Ireland

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. Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search recently expanded in Ireland with

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ZRG Partners Acquires Toft Group

ZRG Partners, one of the fastest growing executive search firms, continues its rapid expansion to super boutique status by acquiring Toft Group, a smaller rival focused on the life sciences and biotech sectors. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Toft Group will operate as a ZRG company, focused on supporting client needs

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CarterBaldwin Places 16th President at Oklahoma Baptist University

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has recruited Heath Thomas as the 16th president of Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU). He will assume his role in January. The search was led by consultant Debby White and founding partner Price Harding. Dr. Thomas was selected following a nine-month process, which included the partnering of CarterBaldwin and the elected presidential search committee. The committee

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Lindauer Tapped to Find Chief Development Officer for Girls Inc.

Boston-based recruitment firm Lindauer has been selected to find a chief development officer for Girls Inc., a non-profit organization that works to empower and inspire girls and young women. Vice president Lisa Abair Vuona is leading the assignment. The chief development officer will be expected to lead, develop and direct a comprehensive and integrated fund development

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Stanton Chase Forms Alliance with Nasdaq Boardvantage

Although boards of directors are considered the backbones of organizations, director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. Recently, Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase formed a partnership with Nasdaq Boardvantage to serve as the firm’s preferred board portal

Norwich University Selects Academic Search to Find President

Many academic recruiting specialists say business has never been better. Even smaller recruiting outfits have multiple assignments running concurrently, all at the senior levels. With so much activity, it seems, talent demand is far outstripping the supply. In recent months, a number of top schools have announced that they are looking for new, high-profile leaders

AEGEUS Executive Search Recruits Artistic Director for Queensland Theatre

Sydney-headquartered AEGEUS Executive Search has recruited Lee Lewis as the new artistic director of Queensland Theatre. Sam Strong, who has held the role for four years, recently announced that he will be leaving the organization later this year. Managing director Tony Grierson led the assignment. “Lee Lewis and I have shared an office, we’ve co-directed shows, and we have

The Bedford Group Extends Talent Management Offering

Toronto-based executive search and talent management solutions provider the Bedford Group has expanded its services with the addition of Val Cambre of Teal & Co. as its newest partner offering talent management solutions to the education sector in North America. Ms. Cambre will lead the design of competitive strategies on talent identification, talent development and establishing

EMA Partners Opens Offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, strengthened its presence in Asia Pacific with the opening new offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. The organization added Janet Lee in Hong Kong as managing partner, and Danny Zhang and Kathy Zheng as managing partners in Shanghai and Beijing. Ms. Lee has significant experience in managing

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Taps ChapmanCG for CHRO

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation, and around the world. Just recently, Singapore-headquartered ChapmanCG was enlisted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to lead its search for a new CHRO. Steven Rice recently left the non-profit’s CHRO role to take on the same position at Vir Biotechnology. Director

Bridge Partners Recruits CFO for the San Francisco Symphony

Chief financial officers 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. Recently, executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners placed Liz Pesch as the new chief financial officer of the San Francisco Symphony

Russell Reynolds Associates Selected by ACI Worldwide to Find New CEO

Russell Reynolds Associates has been called in by ACI Worldwide, a global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, to lead in its search for a new CEO. Philip Heasley recently notified the company’s board of directors that he will retire at the end of the year. As part of its ongoing succession planning activities

Berwick Partners Launches Life Sciences Practice

Birmingham, England-based Berwick Partners, a division of Odgers Berndtson, has launched a life sciences practice dedicated to recruiting senior executives into pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and service provider companies, nationally and internationally. Recruited to support the new practice are senior consultants Caroline Hunt and Katy Wallace. “Sustainable success for life sciences organizations is highly dependent

IIC Partners Elects Three New Board Members

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has elected Sam Dinte, Agnieszka Jablonska and Thayanie Ujino to its board of directors. “It is an honor to work with a board comprised of such talented and dedicated professionals,” said Christine Hayward, executive director of IIC Partners. “Our new board directors bring much enthusiasm to serving, and I look forward to

Turnkey Search Recruits Director of Athletics for USC

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has placed Mike Bohn as the new director of athletics for the University of Southern California. He replaces NFL Hall of Famer Lynn Swann who resigned in September amid investigations targeting the athletic department. In 2016, the school used Neumann Associates (now part of Koya Leadership Partners) to recruit

680 Partners Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for SecurityScorecard

New York City-based executive search firm 680 Partners has placed Mike Maziarz as chief marketing officer of SecurityScorecard. Ross Freeman, founder and CEO of the search firm, led the assignment. Mr. Maziarz has 25 years of experience in senior roles at Coupa / Exari, Safelight Security, Novell and CSC. Beginning his career as a software engineer, then

Vantage West Credit Union Picks D. Hilton Associates for CEO Search

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has about 5,300 federally insured credit unions, with more than $1.5 trillion in assets and 118.3 million members, 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

Robert Half Appoints New CEO, Announces Management Changes

Robert Half International Inc. has appointed longtime company executive M. Keith Waddell as its new CEO, effective Dec. 15. He succeeds Harold M. Messmer Jr., who held the position for 33 years. Mr. Messmer, one of the longest serving recruitment chief executives, will continue as executive chairman. Mr. Waddell is currently vice chairman, president and CFO, leading Robert

Saxton Bampfylde Forms Alliance with Executive Coaching Firm Praesta

U.K.-based executive recruiter Saxton Bampfylde has formed a new partnership with executive coaching firm Praesta Partners. “The innovative partnership is part of continuing work by Saxton Bampfylde and our global partners across Panorama Search to expand our leadership services offering, which includes board review, executive assessment, team development and talent mapping,” the search firm said. Praesta Partners coach senior

Florida State University Taps DHR International for Head Football Coach

Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International, has been selected by Florida State University to assist in the search for a new head football coach. Florida State athletic director David Coburn made the decision to fire coach Willie Taggart last week after going 9-12 during his tenure with the team. Veteran assistant Odell

Caldwell Places Chief Experience Officer at Caliber Collisions

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, recently placed former Jamba Juice chief marketing officer Claudia Schaefer as chief experience officer of Caliber Collisions. “Ms. Schaefer will be responsible for furthering the Caliber brand and delivering a powerful and emotional internal and external customer experience,” said Steve Grimshaw,

Polachi Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Veracode

Recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. placed Elana Anderson as chief marketing officer of Veracode, a provider of application security testing solutions. Charley Polachi spearheaded the assignment. Reporting to CEO Sam King, Ms. Anderson will head Veracode’s global marketing, branding and communications programs to help the company achieve its growth strategy. “Elana’s success building global brands in established

N2Growth Names Senior Advisor for Board, C-level Searches

N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, has appointed Leslie Goldhill as a principal and senior advisor specializing in board and C-level search assignments. Ms. Goldhill will report directly to Tim Dunn, chief commercial officer at the firm. “Leslie brings a wealth of executive search experience to N2Growth,” said Mike Myatt, founder and chairman of

Momenta Partners Names Leader of Insights and Intelligence Team

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has strengthened its staff with the addition of Leif Eriksen as partner. He will lead the firm’s insights and intelligence practice. “We are delighted to welcome Leif to lead our expanded Insights and Intelligence practice,” said Ken Forster, founder and managing director of Momenta Partners. “We’ve been recognized for our thought-leadership in digital industry and are now expanding this with deep industry intelligence and insights. This will complement our practitioner-led, industry-leading advisory, talent and venture investment

Why Mastering Interview Skills Matters More Now Than Ever

Read any strategic plan, corporate mission statement, agenda for a corporate sales and marketing meeting, new product rollout, leadership conference or retreat — and what’s missing? A training session or discussion about the critical skills of interviewing required for business. “The lack of interview training for hiring managers in America has been the No. 1

Acertitude Recruits CFO and Chief Revenue Officer for Coriell Life Sciences

Executive search firm Acertitude recently recruited Bill Testa as chief financial officer and Jennifer Ferrang as chief revenue officer for the leadership team of Coriell Life Sciences, a leading provider of cost-effective healthcare solutions including genetic interpretation and reporting services. Co-founder and managing partner Rick DeRose and principal Jessica Tvelia spearheaded the searches. “Coriell Life Sciences is doing

Isaacson, Miller Seeking New President for the University of Maryland

A number of top colleges around the country are looking for high-profile leaders to take them into the future. In most cases, executive recruiting firms have had a hand in some aspect of the search and selection process. Recently, the University System of Maryland Board of Regents retained Isaacson, Miller to find its next president

CCI Consulting Opens New Office in McLean, VA

Continuing its ongoing growth, CCI Consulting, a Career Partners International firm, has expanded in the Washington, D.C. area, establishing a new office in McLean, VA. The firm will also be opening offices in Baltimore and Harrisburg, PA, in coming weeks. “We’ve been working in D.C. since 2004, supporting various government agencies as a women-owned business enterprise,” said

Positive Moves Adds Former CHRO to Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, executive search firm Positive Moves, based in Gurgaon, in India, expanded with the addition of former CHRO Gautam Anand as a partner. He joins a growing list of HR executives who have turned to the executive

Talent Chiefs Emerge Among Fastest-Growing Roles in Private Equity

U.S. private equity firms are becoming more sophisticated and generating record demand for operating specialists with the skills and experience to actively manage their portfolio companies, according to a new study by Heidrick & Struggles. As measured by deal activity in 2018, the U.S. private equity market closed a record 4,828 deals worth a combined $713

Wheless Partners Finds 14th President for Wichita State

Executive recruitment firm Wheless Partners has placed Jay Golden as the 14th president of Wichita State University (WSU). John Bardo, the school’s past president, passed away earlier this spring. Dr. Golden will assume the presidency full time by the beginning of spring semester. “Dr. Golden has an extremely impressive record of accomplishments in research and higher

Action Management Services Launches Sports Franchise Division

The sports and entertainment field is among the most active and fast-growing sectors for executive search businesses, with many C-suite-focused recruiting firms having been drawn to it. Recently, Cleveland, OH-headquartered executive search firm Action Management Services launched its professional sports franchise division. It will provide executive searches for the NFL, NASCAR, MLB, NHL, NBA, Soccer,

Secured Signing Integrates with Bullhorn to Provide Digital Signature Capability

Secured Signing recently announced a new integration to allow digital signature capabilities from within Bullhorn’s applicant tracking and customer relationship management system. With this incorporation, recruiters can now send documents to candidates or clients for digital signatures. “We’re excited to launch our integration with Bullhorn,” said Gal Thompson, regional manager for Secured Signing. “For close

Sports, Media & Entertainment Convergence Puts Premium on Talent Acquisition

Hunt Scanlon Media is convening 500+ business leaders and HR professionals from across the sports, media, entertainment & digital sectors to discuss a wide range of issues impacting hiring, recruiting, developing and retaining talent. CEOs, chief talent officers, HR execs, heads of brand & digital, sponsorship directors, chief revenue & marketing officers, chief business & advancement

Hanold Associates Seeks CHROs for PE-Backed Company and Non-Profit

Executive recruitment firm Hanold Associates has been enlisted to find chief human resources officers for two organizations: InMoment, a customer feedback company owned by private equity firm Madison Dearborn, and JCFS Chicago, a non-profit social service group. For InMoment, the CHRO will be the key leader of all HR processes throughout the Salt Lake City, UT-based

Arts Consulting Group Finds Leader for Boise State University’s Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts

Boston-based executive search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has placed Laura Kendall as executive director of Boise State University’s Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. “Laura Kendall is an inspired choice for both the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts and for Boise State University,” said Martin Bragg, senior vice president of Arts Consulting Group. “Her

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