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Klein Hersh Recruits CFO for Apogee Therapeutics

Horsham, PA-based Klein Hersh International, an executive search firm focused on the life sciences and healthcare industries, has placed Jane Pritchett Henderson as chief financial officer of biotechnology company Apogee Therapeutics, which provides therapies for immunological and inflammatory disorders. Ms. Henderson has an extensive track record in financial and corporate strategy leadership, including financing private

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Jensen Partners Opens New Office in Miami

Jensen Partners, a women-owned executive search and corporate advisory firm that enables data-driven talent solutions for the asset management industry, has continued its expansion with the opening of a new office in Miami. “As Miami grows into a major global financial center, it is important for our firm to be strategically located to serve our growing

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Executive Search Firms Shatter Growth Records According to Hunt Scanlon Media

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive search firms. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2021, a result of pent-up demand for executives and their key reports.

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Klein Hersh Recruits CFO for Apogee Therapeutics

Horsham, PA-based Klein Hersh International, an executive search firm focused on the life sciences and healthcare industries, has placed Jane Pritchett Henderson as chief financial officer of biotechnology company Apogee Therapeutics, which provides therapies for immunological and inflammatory disorders. Ms. Henderson has an extensive track record in financial and corporate strategy leadership, including financing private

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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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Jensen Partners Opens New Office in Miami

Jensen Partners, a women-owned executive search and corporate advisory firm that enables data-driven talent solutions for the asset management industry, has continued its expansion with the opening of a new office in Miami. “As Miami grows into a major global financial center, it is important for our firm to be strategically located to serve our growing

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How to Address Quiet Quitting

Quiet quitting. What began as a viral video has become one of the most talked about (and written about) topics this year. Is it a valid phenomenon, or is it nothing more than catchy clickbait? To a certain degree, the answer to that question does not matter, says executive search firm Prestige Scientific in a

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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Selects Spencer Stuart for CEO Search

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has retained Spencer Stuart to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Wendy Guillies recently retired after leading the Kansas City, MO-based organization for eights years of her 22-year career with the foundation. Trustee Susan Chambers will continue in her interim role as president and CEO,

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Greenwich Harbor Partners Recruits Board Members for Soho Rep

Greenwich Harbor Partners assisted in the recruitment of Ken Ebie, Aretha Marshall, and Anne O’Grady as new members of the board of directors with Soho Rep, an off-Broadway theater company in New York City. “This moment of growth for Soho Rep and systemic change in the American theater presents an ideal time for us to

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Eastward Partners Names Head of Deal Advisory Practice

New York-based Eastward Partners has appointed Lindsey Webb as associate partner and head of the deal advisory practice signaling expansion plans for the firm across the private equity human capital market. “Lindsey’s addition to our leadership team is a major milestone for our firm,” said Joe Carbone, founder and CEO. “It demonstrates our dedication to expanding

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RefAssured Secures Funding

Recruiting software start-up RefAssured has secured pre-seed funding led by Bullhorn Ventures, along with several other recruiting industry entrepreneurs. RefAssured’s mission is to show recruiting and talent agencies how to maximize the value reference checking while building new client and talent relationships. “Bullhorn Ventures is so excited to be an early investor in RefAssured, not only

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Demand for Top Talent in the Private Equity Sector Continues

While financial engineering, inorganic growth, and market expansion remain important tools in the private equity toolbox, talent has emerged as key to growing companies and achieving the investment thesis, according to a newly released report from Bespoke Partners. Yet unlike strategic assets, intellectual property, or other resources that fuel growth, talent can be notoriously difficult

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What to Expect in 2023

2022 was another trend-setting year in the workplace, and there’s still a lot in motion as we begin the new one. Derek Gracey of search firm Charles Aris has highlighted four key talent trends the firm expects in 2023 in a just released report. “It might seem hard to believe, but candidate compensation expectations continue to rise,

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The Lapham Group Places SVP of HR for New Jersey Resources

The Lapham Group has placed Lori DelGiudice as senior vice president of human resources for New Jersey Resources (NJR), an energy services company. Ms. DelGiudice, a career HR professional with more than 20 years of experience, is responsible for designing, implementing, and overseeing NJR’s human capital management strategies and programs. Her responsibilities will include labor

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ON Partners Recruits CEO for ETQ

ON Partners’ Lenny Vairo recently helped recruit Vick Vaishnavi as chief executive officer of ETQ, a provider of quality, EHS, and compliance management software in Burlington, MA. He succeeds former CEO Rob Gremley who led the company through an era of private-equity backed growth and SaaS-driven modernization, ultimately leading to ETQ’s acquisition by Hexagon AB last April. “I’ve had

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Solomon Page Expands Accounting and Finance Division

New York City headquartered executive search firm Solomon Page has expanded its accounting and finance division with the addition of Daniel Clark as vice president. Based in Orlando, FL, he will focus on growing the firm’s footprint throughout Central Florida. Reporting to managing director Howard Hecht, Mr. Clark will be working with clients on direct hire placements

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The Importance of CISOs in the Boardroom

In a new report that anticipates the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) finalizing new rules for boardroom cybersecurity accountability and expertise, DHR Global is raising concerns about the lack of such protections at public companies of all sizes. “Where entire boards have cyber oversight, it’s a nightmare as directors struggle to learn the evolving cyber

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Sustainability’s Impact on Talent Teams

The demand for sustainability in business is driven by broad awareness of the danger of climate change. But also, corporate decision-makers are beginning to recognize the business benefits sustainability practices can provide. Leadership teams now have a responsibility to prioritize sustainability in their sourcing, operations, and partnerships. This is driven by customer expectations, a changing

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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks Lab Director for Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Russell Reynolds Associates has been enlisted to find the next lab director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in east Tennessee. Last July, Thomas Zacharia announced his retirement after more than five years in the role and 35 years with ORNL. Jeff Smith, who was ORNL’s chief operating officer from 2000 to 2021, has been

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ZRG Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for Digital Turbine

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. And while chief human resources officers play a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce, the chief people officer typically goes beyond overseeing its people policies. The focus instead is on building talent as a key competitive advantage, with

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Talentor International Adds New Member Firm in Australia

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. Executive search consortium Talentor International recently expanded its presence in Australia with the addition

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How to Onboard Senior Executives

You’ve invested significant time and resources to find and hire the executive expected to deliver impactful results to your business. But your work is not done when they show up on their first day. In fact, some of your most important work is still to be done to help make them a successful hire, according

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How Gratitude Makes for Better Leaders

Negativity and fearfulness can be paralyzing for anyone, but especially for those in positions of leadership. When we are not grateful in the present moment, it is highly unlikely that we will be able to view the future with hope and excitement. Approaching our work from a place of gratitude, however, enables us to be

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Caldwell Recruits CEO for Dr.Evidence

Jim Bethmann and John Blank of Toronto-based Caldwell has placed Rose Higgins as the new chief executive officer of Dr.Evidence, a medical intelligence platform for life sciences companies. She will take over from co-founder and CEO Bob Battista. Mr. Battista has led the company since its founding in 2004 and will remain on the board

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Cooper Coleman Recruits COO for AIDS United

Following a national search Chicago-based Cooper Coleman LLC  has recruited Brad Kiley as vice president and chief operating officer of Washington, D.C.-based AIDS United. Johnny Cooper, founder and CEO of the firm, led the assignment. “We are thrilled to have Brad join AIDS United as our next chief operating officer,” said Jesse Milan, CEO. “He is an

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Amrop Expands in the U.K.

Amrop, a global leadership advisory and executive search partnership, has expanded with the addition of Tim Hammett as a partner in the U.K. “Tim Hammett is joining us during an exciting period of diversification and growth,” said Adam Saunders, managing partner Amrop U.K. “His experience in the executive search market enables us to deepen our

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A Varied Outlook for the Year Ahead

The executive search industry has been extremely strong over the last two years. After the initial shock of the pandemic, organizations looked to grow and recover, and they needed executive talent with new skills to lead the way. This led to a heightened war for talent, with salaries increasing dramatically. We are now approaching a

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2023 Business, Leadership, and Executive Search Outlook

In many ways, 2022 was a year of extremes. War dramatically escalated in Europe with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February. Inflation is still rampant in many geographies, and is showing few signs of abating, despite central banks trying to rein in escalating consumer prices and living costs. At the same time, the unemployment rate

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Kincannon & Reed Finds CEO for SyAqua Group

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed, which exclusively focuses on food, agribusiness, and the related life sciences, recently placed Fred H. Kao as chief executive officer of SyAqua Group, a leader is applying genetics and biotechnology to shrimp breeding. The assignment was led by managing partners Michael Whitney and Phillip Osborne. With a 20-year history in the

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ZRG Partners Recruits Chief Technology Officer for Kantata

ZRG Partners, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, recently assisted in placing Ken Ringdahl as the new chief technology officer for Kantata, a global supplier of purpose-built technology for professional services. Lisa Hooker, ZRG’s managing director and technology practice leader, led the assignment along with Kevin Anderson, managing director. “Ken’s

How to Address Quiet Quitting

Quiet quitting. What began as a viral video has become one of the most talked about (and written about) topics this year. Is it a valid phenomenon, or is it nothing more than catchy clickbait? To a certain degree, the answer to that question does not matter, says executive search firm Prestige Scientific in a

The Road From Pure Search to Premier Human Capital Solutions

SpenglerFox is a search firm on the go, boosting headcount, creating capabilities and capacities around the world, and earning a spot among Hunt Scanlon Media’s top 40 global talent providers. The Eschborn, Germany-headquartered firm was established in May 2003 as the executive search arm of the Ireland headquartered Grafton Employment Group. Its earlier beginnings saw

True Search Recruits President and Chief Commercial Officer for Mojix

Peterson Loftin, Matt Engel, and Isabel Klatt of executive recruiting firm True Search assisted in the recruitment of Chris Cassidy as president and chief commercial officer of Peak Rock Capital-backed Mojix in Boca Rotan, FL. “Chris joins Mojix with more than 20 years of executive leadership in various supply chain management roles and brings deep domain expertise

Nolan Partners Recruits CEO for the Chicago Bears

Executive search firm Nolan Partners, an Excel Sports Management company, has assisted in the recruitment of Kevin Warren as president and chief executive officer of the Chicago Bears professional football team. Most recently, Mr. Warren was commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, the oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference. He succeeds Ted Phillips, who is

Krauthamer & Associates Recruits CFO for the Phoenix Valley Metro

Over the past year, a growing number of transportation companies have enlisted executive search firms to help them find senior talent. Executive recruiting firm Krauthamer & Associates has assisted in the placement of Ken Kessler as the new chief financial officer of the Phoenix Valley Metro in Arizona. He replaces interim CFO Jim Hillyard. “It is

Top Women Recruiters Share Views on 2023

As executive recruiters, leaders at DHR Global are always asked what they see in the labor market. Right now, the search firm is seeing a lot. In late 2022, DHR’s resource group for women partners – called Global DHR Women – met and discussed their thoughts on how the current economic environment is affecting executive

Diversified Search Group Acquires Yardstick Management

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has acquired Yardstick Management, a black-owned management consulting and executive search firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. As a part of this acquisition, Yardstick Management Institute, a specialized leadership program designed for leaders and senior executives, also

ON Partners Recruits CEO for POWWR

Jake Espenlaub, Danny Bolger, and Omeed Veiseh of ON Partners have helped to place Matt Tormollen as the new chief executive officer of POWWR, a Manchester, England-based B2B energy SaaS provider and Five Elms Capital company. “Matt’s strong product and technical acumen, energy expertise, and proven ability to lead global teams make him the ideal candidate to lead POWWR’s next

Salveson Stetson Group Places Chief HR and Culture Officer for Longwood Gardens

Radnor, PA-based executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group has assisted in the recruitment of Shelley Dinehart as chief human resources and culture officer for Longwood Gardens. “We recently had the honor of partnering with Longwood Gardens in an executive search to find its new chief human resources and culture officer, and we are pleased to share that Shelley Dinehart has joined their

Slone Partners Continues Growth

Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has expanded with the addition of Fred McCallum as vice president, client partnerships. “Fred McCallum is a talented and driven leader with a successful track record as an external recruiting business partner with global stakeholders,” said Leslie Loveless, CEO. “He has vast experience with candidate development and recruitment all the way up through

M&A Activity for Recruiting and Talent Platforms Expected to Heat Up In 2023

Acquisitions made big news in the recruiting industry this past year, and for good reason. Outside investors caught on to the sector’s expansion potential and long growth runway ahead. Top search leaders also found ways to maximize profit (cutting back on office space helped every search firm achieve a better bottom line in 2022). That

Bespoke Partners Recruits CEO for AbsenceSoft

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Mark Schiff as the new chief executive officer of AbsenceSoft in Golden, CO. The search was led by Kristie Nova and Katherine Baker. “We couldn’t be more delighted to have partnered with such an outstanding team on this successful search,” the search team said. “We are

Should Your Next CEO be an Internal or External Hire?

Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, known as the “DACH” region, are German-speaking countries where supervisory boards not only define profiles and requirements for hiring the CEO, they are also responsible for their appointment. Consultants and management auditors support these processes, helping boards to ensure that suitable candidates have the required skills and experiences. “However, experience shows

Reffett Associates Recruits First Woman Superintendent of the United States Merchant Marine Academy

After a nationwide search, Seattle, WA-based Reffett Associates has assisted in the recruitment of rear admiral Joanna Nunan as the first woman superintendent of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, NY. She succeeds vice admiral Jack Buono. After announcing the appointment, transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg said Ms. Nunan is: “The right

ShiftKey Secures Funding Round from Lorient Capital

ShiftKey, a Dallas-based healthcare recruiting company, has closed on a funding round sponsored by majority investor Lorient Capital, valuing the company in excess of $2 billion. Crunchbase News reported the round was for $300 million. Lorient’s investment was completed through a continuation vehicle that was led by the Ares Management Secondaries funds and Pantheon. Additional investors

Getting Your Business ‘Exit Ready’ for a Sale

Scaling and creating a recruitment business which is attractive to investors or potential buyers is one of the most challenging areas for most entrepreneurs in recruitment. For many entrepreneurs, the end goal is to ultimately scale and exit the business they have built. Some believe that the business is ready for an exit as soon

Caldwell Posts 38 Percent Revenue Loss

Toronto-based Caldwell issued its financial results for the fiscal 2023 first quarter ended Nov. 30, 2022, posting consolidated professional fee of $23.7 million (Canadian), a 38 percent decrease from the same period a year ago when it reported $38.3 millon. “We experienced a slowing in our business segments in the last quarter of our record-breaking fiscal

TurnkeyZRG Recruits New Leader for the Fiesta Bowl

TurnkeyZRG has assisted in the recruitment of seasoned sports executive and business leader Erik Moses as executive director and chief executive officer of the Fiesta Bowl in Arizona. “It was important to identify the right person who could guide the future of the Fiesta Bowl, and help build innovative ways to engage our fans, community, stakeholders,

Furst Group Recruits Chief People Officer for Medica

Executive recruitment firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, recently assisted in the placement of Missy Durant as chief people officer of Medica in Minnetonka, MN. “We are absolutely thrilled to have Missy join Medica,” said John Naylor, president and CEO of Medica. “In addition to bringing strong human resources leadership to our team, she

Standish Executive Search Appoints Managing Principal

Providence, RI-based executive search and advisory firm Standish Executive Search has named Greg Mickelson as managing principal. In this position, he will oversee the day-to-day operations of the firm. “Greg has been instrumental in our success these last few years since he joined Standish Executive Search,” said Stan Davis, founder. “As I look toward the

ON Partners Records 115 Percent Growth, Appoints Co-Presidents

ON Partners has recorded 115 percent three-year revenue growth rate. The search firm has also built out its executive leadership team to continue its expansion into growth markets, including the appointment of partners Matt Mooney and Tim Conti as co-presidents. ON has also promoted Vicky Wilkens to chief commercial officer and Greg Kleeh to chief operating officer. They join Mr. Conti,

Hiring Outlook Remains Stable: Signs of a Slowdown Emerge

Employers around the world are still expecting to hire more workers in the first quarter of 2023 with 12 of the 41 countries and territories reporting higher hiring intentions than the previous quarter, according to the Q1 ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. Employers reported a seasonally adjusted, net employment outlook of +23 percent. Hiring intentions decreased

The Christopher Group Seeks CHRO, Two Board Members for Bryant & Stratton College

The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, has been selected to find a chief human resources officer and two board members for Bryant & Stratton College in Orchard Park, NY. Pam Noble, managing director, and Ayla Maloney, managing partner, are leading the assignments. The newly evolved CHRO role

Russell Reynolds Associates Called in by Penn State to Find Provost

Penn State is launching a national search for its next executive vice president and provost. The school has called in Russell Reynolds Associates to recruit this next leader. As the chief academic officer reporting directly to the president, the provost works with deans, chancellors, faculty, and staff across the university and helps set and lead academic

Amrop Expands in Istanbul

Amrop, a global leadership advisory and executive search partnership, has assembled a new team in Istanbul, marking its reentry to the Turkish market. With headquarters in Istanbul, Amrop Turkiye offers executive search and leadership advisory services across C-suite, board, and senior management functions. The firm will focus on a broad range of sectors including industrial,

Kingsley Gate Partners Acquires The Omerta Group

Private equity-backed Kingsley Gate Partners has acquired London-headquartered The Omerta Group (TOG), an executive search firm specializing in financial services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “To have a truly global financial services practice, you must be in three locations: New York, London, and Hong Kong,” said Umesh Ramakrishnan, CEO of Kingsley Gate Partners.

Greenwood /Asher & Associates Assists in Search for President of Eastern Illinois University

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates is helping to place the next president for Eastern Illinois University (EIU) in Charleston, IL. Leading the assignment are Betty Turner Asher, co-founder of the search firm, and Julie Schrodt, senior executive search consultant. Last October, current EIU president David Glassman announced that he would be

WilsonHCG Acquires Personify

Global talent solutions provider Wilson Human Capital Group (WilsonHCG) has acquired Personify, a Raleigh, NC-based recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Personify is one of the largest life sciences and healthcare RPO providers in the world, so this expansion enables continued growth while cementing our position as a global leader

Development Guild DDI Seeks New Leader for United Women in Faith

Non-profit specialist recruitment firm Development Guild DDI was recently selected to find a new CEO for United Women in Faith in New York City. Senior vice president and principal Tracy Marshall is leading the assignment. Together, the board and the CEO ensure United Women in Faith’s relevance to the membership, accomplish its mission and vision, and

Kennedy Executive Search Makes Senior Appointments

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has elected Veerle Van De Vijver as president and György Kobelrausch as vice president. Former president Pablo Perella-Berdun will remain active as vice president of special projects. In 2023, Kennedy’s legal entity will also transition from an EIG to a limited liability company, allowing the

Diversified Search Group Recruits CEO for Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Federal Reserve Bank president searches are some of the most coveted assignments for executive recruiters to take on, and a number of leading search firms have gotten in on the action. Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has assisted in the recruitment of Austan Goolsbee as the new

A ‘Historic’ Past Two Years and What’s Coming for 2023

With almost 25 years of experience in retained executive search, Chris Bull, co-founder and managing partner of executive search firm McDermott + Bull, is often asked what his firm is seeing in the market and what he expects moving forward. In summarizing what he has seen over the last 24 months, and making predictions for

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