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Boyden Elects Chair and Names New Global Board Members

Boyden has elected Jörg Kasten to a third term as chairman and three new members were appointed to its global board. The new board members, elected to two-year terms, include Jim Harmon, a managing partner of Boyden Canada and member of the firm’s global technology practice; Kjetil Haug-Nodeland, a managing partner of Boyden Norway and member of the global industrial

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Dinte Global Executive Search Appoints President

Mclean, VA-headquartered Dinte Global Executive Search has appointed Sam Dinte as president. In an elevated role, Mr. Dinte will drive growth strategy in delivering executive search, talent mapping and human capital diligence in aerospace and defense, and other core industries. As president, Mr. Dinte draws on a career as an aerospace and defense specialist with a

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Boyden Elects Chair and Names New Global Board Members

Boyden has elected Jörg Kasten to a third term as chairman and three new members were appointed to its global board. The new board members, elected to two-year terms, include Jim Harmon, a managing partner of Boyden Canada and member of the firm’s global technology practice; Kjetil Haug-Nodeland, a managing partner of Boyden Norway and member of the global industrial

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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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Dinte Global Executive Search Appoints President

Mclean, VA-headquartered Dinte Global Executive Search has appointed Sam Dinte as president. In an elevated role, Mr. Dinte will drive growth strategy in delivering executive search, talent mapping and human capital diligence in aerospace and defense, and other core industries. As president, Mr. Dinte draws on a career as an aerospace and defense specialist with a

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Help Wanted: As Companies Search for Workers, Interim Solutions Gain a Foothold

The Labor Department reported that 376,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 370,000 new jobless claims. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020, when it was 256,000. The four-week moving average was 402,500, a decrease of 25,500 from the previous week’s unrevised

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CarterBaldwin Recruits 12th President for Cornerstone University

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Gerson Moreno-Riaño as the 12th president of Cornerstone University, a private, non-denominational Christian institution, in Grand Rapids, MI. Partner Bill Peterson led the assignment. Dr. Moreno-Riaño succeeds Joseph M. Stowell, who retired this spring after 13 years in the role. Cornerstone’s new president previously served for over seven years as

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Herbert Mines Fills Board Positions for The Container Store

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates recently partnered with The Container Store Group in the recruitment of Anthony Laday, CFO of Fogo de Chão, and Nicole Otto, former VP of Nike Direct North America, as new members of its board of directors. They will be officially elected as class ii directors

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WilsonHCG Appoints Talent Consulting Division Leader

Global talent solutions provider Wilson Human Capital Group (WilsonHCG) has appointed Steven Davis to head its talent consulting division. Based in New York, he will lead the firm’s global consulting team. “Having known Steve for a long time, I am very pleased to officially welcome him,” said John Wilson, founder and CEO. “He will play a

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Daversa Partners Appoints 14th Partner

Executive search firm Daversa Partners, which serves the technology sector, has named Nicolette Stanise as the firm’s 14th partner. Ms. Stanise, a leader within the firm’s consumer practice, has spent the last decade building executive teams for some of the most disruptive consumer and healthcare start-ups across the globe. She recently built out the vice

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DHR International Assists Northwestern University in Landing New Athletic Director

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Chicago-based DHR International recently assisted Northwestern University in the recruitment of Derrick Gragg as the Combe Family vice president for athletics & recreation. He succeeds Mike Polisky, who resigned as the university’s athletic director last month. Dr. Gragg, the NCAA’s senior vice president for

True Search Names New Leaders

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has named new co-leaders to several specialized practices: the financial officers practice, the consumer practice and the financial services practice. Managing director Matt Goldstein has joined partner Rhoda Longhenry as co-practice lead of the financial officers practice. It’s a homecoming for Mr. Goldstein, who launched the practice with Ms. Longhenry in 2017 before turning

Parker Executive Search Retained by the University of Memphis to Find New President  

The University of Memphis recently selected  Parker Executive Search to lead the search for its 13th president. The assignment is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The school noted that Parker has conducted more than 500 higher education searches for chancellor, president, vice president, provost, dean, chair and director positions. Laurie Wilder, president

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Kirby Bates Associates Seeks Chief Nursing Officer for UCSF Health Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

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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inQuest Consultores Merges with The ExeQfind Group

Santiago, Chile-based inQuest Consultores has merged with Atlanta-based The ExeQfind Group. Launched in 2002, inQuest serves both the professional and technical recruitment space as well as retained executive search in both Chile and other countries within Latin America. The merger leverages almost a decade of collaboration between inQuest and both The QualiFind Group and The

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Common Misconceptions About Executive Search Firms 

In the world of recruiting, misconceptions often run rampant when talking about executive search firms. Despite the value that dedicated providers bring to the table, many organizations continually question whether outsourcing a high-level executive or C-suite search is worth the cost, according to a new report by TalentRise. “To educate our audience on the advantages

Egon Zehnder Places CEO for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation  

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation has announced the appointment of Miyo Yamashita as president and chief executive officer. Egon Zehnder led the search assignment. “Miyo will make an incredible contribution to our foundation and we are so pleased to have her on board,” said Janice Fukakusa, board chair of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. “She accepts the appointment at

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence Selects Lindauer for CDO Search 

Boston-based Lindauer has been called in by The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) to lead the search for its inaugural chief development officer.  Leading the assignment is senior consultant Terri Rutter. “AI2 has just recently diverged from its parent, Vulcan Inc., to become an independent 501(c)(3) organization,” said Lindauer. “The first AI2 CDO will build

Buffkin / Baker Recruits Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of San Diego

Martin M. Baker, managing partner of Buffkin / Baker, assisted the University of San Diego (USD) in the recruitment of Regina Dixon-Reeves as its vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion. “I am delighted to announce that Regina Dixon-Reeves, PhD, has been appointed as vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion,” said USD VP and

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Hanold Associates Launches Retail and Luxury Goods Practice

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has launched a new retail and luxury goods practice and named Lisa Butkus as the practice leader. Hanold Associates has led numerous high-profile searches for members of this industry, including finding HR, diversity and other leaders for brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Beautycounter, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JC Penney, Patagonia, Tailored Brands

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The Emergence of Chief Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Chief diversity officers (CDO) have become increasingly common across leading institutions of higher education, driven by the push to create more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments for the benefit of all members of the community. While much has been written on the evolution of the mandate and remit of this role, relatively little data exists

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Spencer Stuart Recruits Commissioner for the Ladies Professional Golf Association

Spencer Stuart has assisted the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) in the recruitment of Mollie Marcoux Samaan as its ninth commissioner. Mike Whan recently announced that he would be leaving the tour this year after 11 years in the top job. “Our selection of Mollie Marcoux Samaan as the LPGA’s next commissioner is the outcome

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Korn Ferry Recruits Chief Investment Officer for Los Angeles Fire & Police Pensions 

After an exhaustive search, Korn Ferry has helped to place Ray Joseph, a vice president at Wilshire Associates, as the new chief investment officer of the $30 billion Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions (LAFPP). Senior client partner Michael Kennedy led the assignment for the search firm. Effective June 14, Mr. Joseph will replace Tom Lopez,

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Massey Henry Launches in Canada

Massey Henry has opened its doors in Toronto as an executive search and board advisory firm specializing in financial services and the public sector. Founder and managing partner, Michael Henry, a seasoned executive search professional, aims to set a new standard for executive recruiting with a streamlined, collaborative approach that enables organizations to recruit diverse top

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IIC Partners Adds FESA Group Argentina

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has added FESA Group Argentina as its newest member firm. Barbara Toth, managing partner and CEO, FESA Group Argentina, and Bernabé O`Rourke, associate director and partner, said: “At FESA Group Argentina we are really happy and proud to be part of IIC Partners. We do believe that it will be a

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.8 Percent as Recovery Speeds Up

Employment rose by 559,000 in April as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Economists had expected 671,000 jobs added and a 5.9% unemployment rate in May. Job gains in May were led by leisure and hospitality, which added 292,000 jobs, education,

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ZRG Acquires Sucherman Group

ZRG has acquired Sucherman Group, a media and entertainment focused executive search firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founder Stuart Sucherman and CEO Erik Sorenson, both former media executives, will continue to lead the organization. “We are thrilled to add the premier team in the media space to the ZRG family. They have built

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Is Leadership Really Sustainable?

As the world gradually starts to lift the restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19, many business leaders are questioning the capitalist models that have been used to build society. From a clean tech perspective, it is a historic moment in which business leaders can choose to return to the world of pollution and waste

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Renovata & Company Places CEO at Single Digits 

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has recruited Michael H. Sargent as the new CEO of Single Digits, a provider of high-speed internet access (HSIA) management and support solutions. He succeeds Stephen Singlar, CEO and co-founder of Single Digits, who will remain on the board of directors. The search comes shortly after the firm

Help Wanted: As Companies Search for Workers, Interim Solutions Gain a Foothold

The Labor Department reported that 376,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 370,000 new jobless claims. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020, when it was 256,000. The four-week moving average was 402,500, a decrease of 25,500 from the previous week’s unrevised

Jobless Claims Fall as Pandemic Subsides in U.S.

The Labor Department reported that 385,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 387,000 new jobless claims. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020, when it was 256,000. The four-week moving average was 428,000, a decrease of 30,500. This is the lowest level

WB&B Executive Search Recruits CFO for TuneCore

WB&B Executive Search has assisted independent DIY digital music distributor TuneCore in the recruitment of Becky Sebber as its new chief financial officer. Leading the assignment for the search team were Kenneth Roldan, chief executive officer; Toyann King, senior partner and head of recruitment; Jeff Greene, senior partner; and Hamilton Roldan, director. “Becky brings with her

Leaders International Seeking CEO for The Native Canadian Center of Toronto  

Leaders International, an executive search firm with eight offices across Canada, has been enlisted to find a chief executive officer for the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT). Leading the assignment are consultant Mike Eagar and Sarah Piotrkowski, search associate. The new leader will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the strategic plan, including

TSI Group Names Leadership Development Practice Leader

Mississauga, ON-headquartered executive search firm TSI Group Inc. has appointed Laurie Wright as leader of its leadership development practice. This move, along with the recent adoption of Teamscope, a data and analytics platform, is part of a larger strategy to deliver more value to our clients. “Our leadership development services enable us to work proactively with the talent that

Isaacson, Miller Tapped by Harvard University to Find Chief Information Officer  

Isaacson, Miller continues to be the go-to recruiter for Harvard University. This time the school has retained the search firm to find a chief information officer. Partner Daniel Rodas, president Vivian Brocard, and senior associate Joanna Cook are leading the assignment. Isaacson, Miller said the position represents an outstanding opportunity for a forward-looking, highly effective and deeply

The Importance of A-Level Talent 

Attracting and retaining top performing executives is the true lifeblood of successful organizations. Yet identifying and attracting them can be a challenging endeavor. Top performers, in leadership roles, will deliver about 50 percent more than the average and will improve their organization’s competitive position. But according to McKinsey & Company, 82 percent of Fortune 500

Caldwell Assists Chargebee in the Recruitment of New Chief Marketing Officer

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, recently placed Sanjay Manchanda as the new chief marketing officer of Chargebee. Mr. Manchanda has helped rapidly scale new product businesses, contributed to building a multi-billion-dollar SaaS business and delivered go-to-market and demand gen strategies for developed and emerging markets at Box

True Search Recruits New CFO for PE-Backed MikMak

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, especially private equity-backed outfits. To that end, Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search recently placed Jose Rodriguez as the

Klein Hersh Appoints Managing Partner, Sees Jump in Search Activity

Horsham, PA-based Klein Hersh International, an executive search firm focused on the life sciences and healthcare industries, has appointed Jared Kaleck to managing partner. “The promotion reflects Klein Hersh’s ongoing evolution and innovation in life sciences executive search,” the search firm said. It also reflects an effort to oversee and manage growth at the firm: Klein Hersh completed

Executive Search Enters a Pivotal Moment

Most search firms don’t innovate because they are led by people who aren’t very innovative, according to Mike Myatt, founder and chairman of N2Growth. Search firms are most often led by longtime recruiters who have grown up on the inside – “industry insiders refer to this as a safe pair of hands,” he said. Most search

Hanold Associates Recruits SVP of Total Rewards for The New York Times  

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has assisted in the placement of Cassandra Lammers as senior vice president, total rewards for The New York Times. Partners Kile Hanold and Mayank Parikh spearheaded the assignment for the search firm. “As we continue to promote fairness and equality at The Times, how we reward our employees —

The McCormick Group Recruits SVP of Government Affairs at Global Medical Response 

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

Boyden Assists TransLink in the Recruitment of a New CEO

Boyden recently assisted in the recruitment of Kevin Quinn as the new chief executive officer of TransLink, the regional transportation authority for Metro Vancouver. The TransLink board of directors made the appointment following a competitive international candidate search and thorough review process. He takes on the role effective July 19. The assignment was co-led by managing partners

IMD International Search Group Appoints President; New Board Members Elected

Global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has elected Alder Koten’s Jose Ruiz as its new president. Matthias Mohr of Dr. Heimeier & Partner, Germany recently completed his term as president. In addition, Stefan Danis (Mandrake, Canada), Anita Otterheim (Lisberg, Sweden), Daniel Lewczuk (Executive Network, Poland), and Rodolfo Sommer (Sommer Group, Chile) completed their terms as board

Lack of Interview Skills Fueling Post-Pandemic Hiring Crunch

Executive interviewing skills is arguably one of the most critical skills needed to secure the most appropriate sales and management  talent for achieving revenue goals. Research continues to reveal the lack of ongoing interview training being introduced by human resource teams, as well as executive leadership to ensure hiring managers are trained and aware of

Alder Koten Assists Alsea in CEO Search

Executive search and leadership consulting firm Alder Koten has assisted in the placement Fernando Gonzalez as CEO of Mexican restaurant operator Alsea. He succeeds Alberto Torrado, who will begin training him next month to oversee its various brands, including Starbucks, Domino’s Pizza and Burger King. “Fernando’s track record and extensive knowledge and global experience in the retail sector

Work&Partners Retained by Toppan Merrill for CFO Search

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been retained to recruit a chief financial officer for Toppan Merrill. Founder and president Alan Work is leading the assignment. “We are seeking a dynamic financial leader with successful experience at the intersection of digital content, SaaS and fintech that can drive growth and transformation across their business platforms,” said Mr. Work.

Dare to Care Food Bank Taps BoardWalk Consulting to Assist CEO Search

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer of the Dare to Care Food Bank in Louisville, KY. John Sparrow, senior director, and Paula Nicholas, senior research associate, are spearheading the assignment. “For more than 50 years, the Dare to Care Food Bank has helped neighbors

IMSA Search Expands Into the U.K.

Executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners expanded into the U.K. with the addition of Murray Price Executive Search. Graham Murray and Phillip Price join IMSA as U.K. managing partners. “The U.K. offers a major opportunity for expansion in talent acquisition, as companies across the world pivot to their post-pandemic plans,” said Monika Ciesielska, president of IMSA Search Global

Jobless Claims Fall for Fourth Straight Week

The Labor Department reported that 406,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 425,000 new jobless claims. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The 4-week moving average was 458,750, a decrease of 46,000 from the previous week’s unrevised

Mastering the Online Interview

Global executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has been working remotely for more than 35 years facilitating video interviews long before it became a necessity. The firm recently shared with Hunt Scanlon Media some best practices to help clients and candidates prepare to engage remotely, present their best, and ultimately determine if this is someone you

Coulter Partners Recruits CEO for Azitra

Life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has placed Francisco Salva as president and CEO of Azitra Inc. in Branford, CT. He replaces Rick Andrews who is retiring. Client partner Chris Palatucci led the assignment. “We are excited to bring in Francisco’s remarkable experience and leadership,” said Travis Whitfill, co-founder, executive director of advanced technology and chair, scientific

Gold Hill Associates Selected by Blue Mountain Community College to Find New President

Gold Hill Associates, which specializes in executive searches for community colleges, has been chosen to find a new president for Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) in Pendleton, OR. Leading the assignment is the search firm’s president and chief executive officer, Preston Pulliams. The Blue Mountain Community College Board of Education wants a proven leader with

IIC Partners Adds Hunters of Talent

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has added Hunters of Talent in Brazil as its newest member firm. “We at Hunters of Talent are extremely excited to belong to IIC Partners,” said Antonieta Treviño, founder and CEO. “We know that it is a great commitment, and we are sure that we will be a worthy representation of our country. This partnership strengthens our

For Executive Recruiters, a New Way Forward

As we entered 2021, many in the executive search industry were still trying to figure out how to “go back” and “get back to normal.” As the industry became more clear-eyed that a backward focus is rarely a sound path to the future, things began to change, according to Mike Myatt, founder and chairman of N2Growth.

Building a Comprehensive Diversity Recruiting Strategy

Building an effective diversity recruiting strategy requires commitment, a sound strategy, and most importantly, perseverance. Developing a diversity recruiting strategy that is sustainable is about more than which job boards you subscribe to or the candidate discovery tools you use. “At the executive level, a diversity referral program and diverse interview teams can be effective,

Spencer Stuart Assists Vanderbilt University in Provost Search

Following an extensive nationwide search, Spencer Stuart has assisted Vanderbilt University in the recruitment of C. Cybele Raver as its new provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs. She succeeds Susan R. Wente, who  will depart Vanderbilt June 30 to become president of Wake Forest University. “Professor Cybele Raver is one of the most accomplished academic leaders

The Christopher Group Leads Top HR Search for Nordson Corp.

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Why such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts? Corporate leaders want HR leaders who are sophisticated, proactive and strategic-minded, with strong business savvy to drive their people capabilities like they would a P&L, according to

Novare Executive Search Launches Digital Platform for Gig Economy

Today, a growing number of workers are opting for alternative employment models over traditional, full-time, permanent roles. Part-time, contingent, contract, temporary, freelance, independent contractor, on-demand online and platform working – call it what you will, they are all on the rise. Businesses and those who work for them want choice, flexibility and alternative ways of working

LLR Partners Makes Equity Investment in True

LLR Partners, a private equity firm based in Philadelphia, has made an investment in Haddonfield, NJ-based True, a global executive talent management platform. The new partnership is aimed at developing and expanding innovation within the talent space. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. True surpassed $100 million in revenues in 2019 and added 146

Hanold Associates Assists American Airlines in the Recruitment of Chief People Officer

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has assisted in the placement of Mecole “Cole” Brown as the new chief people officer of American Airlines. The mandate was led by Jason Hanold, CEO and managing partner, and Keri Gavin, partner and global D&I practice sector leader. She will report to Elise Eberwein, executive vice president of

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