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Hanold Associates Recruits SVP of HR and Diversity for New York Giants

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has recruited Celeste Bell as senior vice president of HR and diversity for the New York Giants. The assignment was led by Jason Hanold, Lisa Yae, Ivy Arlia, and Meg McElroy. In this newly created role, Ms. Bell will lead all HR and DEI Initiatives and will be responsible for continuing to

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Recruiting Platform IGNYTE AI Launches

IGNYTE AI, a recruiting, retention, and people development platform that uses a technology-forward approach to enhance the candidate and employee experience, has been launched by Kingsley Gate Partners. Demand for multi-incumbency roles – including scientists, engineers, and nurses – is intensifying, leaving talent managers feeling as though they need to choose between speed and quality

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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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Hanold Associates Recruits SVP of HR and Diversity for New York Giants

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has recruited Celeste Bell as senior vice president of HR and diversity for the New York Giants. The assignment was led by Jason Hanold, Lisa Yae, Ivy Arlia, and Meg McElroy. In this newly created role, Ms. Bell will lead all HR and DEI Initiatives and will be responsible for continuing to

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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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Recruiting Platform IGNYTE AI Launches

IGNYTE AI, a recruiting, retention, and people development platform that uses a technology-forward approach to enhance the candidate and employee experience, has been launched by Kingsley Gate Partners. Demand for multi-incumbency roles – including scientists, engineers, and nurses – is intensifying, leaving talent managers feeling as though they need to choose between speed and quality

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Elite Search Partners Opens Doors in London

Many companies are struggling to keep up with the changing world of work and the uncertainties of today’s business world in general. Executive search firms, new and old, have always served as a key support system for these organizations as they continue to need top talent to adapt. Last November, Matthew Eley launched Elite Search

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ON Partners Places Chief Marketing Officer for ETQ

Executive search firm ON Partners recently helped to place Maureen Pienta as the new chief marketing officer for ETQ, a provider of quality, EHS, and compliance management software in Burlington, MA. Ms. Pienta is responsible for all aspects of marketing strategy, planning, and execution at ETQ. Partner Lenny Vairo spearheaded the assignment for the search firm.

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JDG Associates Seeks HR Leader for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has been retained by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) to assist in finding its director for human resources (the de facto chief human capital officer). As a member of the JPL executive council and reporting to the JPL director/vice president of Caltech, the director for human resources is an integral and trusted

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TurnkeyZRG Leads CFO Search for the Pac-12 Conference

TurnkeyZRG was recently called in by the Pac-12 Conference to lead in its search for a new CFO. A member of the conference leadership team the CFO will guide all finance, accounting, tax, and treasury functions for the Pac-12 Conference, Pac-12 Enterprises, and all related media, digital, and sales entities. Additionally, in partnership with the

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FPC of Quad Cities, IA Opens Doors

F-O-R-T-U-N-E Personnel Consultants (FPC), a nationwide network of over 60 franchised executive recruitment offices, has opened FPC of Quad Cities, IA. Owned by Emily Strang, FPC of Quad Cities will specialize in placing mid-to-senior level supply chain professionals in various manufacturing environments. “We are very excited to have Emily join FPC,” said Jeff Herzog, president of

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ChatGPT and AI’s Effect on Senior Leadership

Since it burst onto the scene in 2022, ChatGPT has become one of the hottest topics in the business world, and the world at large. OpenAI’s latest (and most popular) endeavor has been a hot topic of conversation among leaders in recent weeks, as it became the fastest growing “app” of all time. But can

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New Frontier Search Company Seeks HR Leader for Filter Services Inc.

St. Charles, IL-based recruitment firm New Frontier Search Company has been retained by Filter Services Inc., the largest filter distributor in Chicago, to help find a human resources leader. The individual will be charged with helping to drive the company’s next level of growth and build a dynamic culture. With Filter Services’ recent expansion into

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RevelOne Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Nextech Systems

Top-drawer chief revenue officers are commonly found at start-ups and smaller businesses and tend to the bottom line while the rest of the C-level team expands key partnerships, seeks growth opportunities, or sources funding. That is changing. Larger businesses now view the CRO post as an essential, long-term role. Greenwood Village, CO-based executive search firm RevelOne recently

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DHR Global Appoints Chief Talent Officer and VP of Global Talent Acquisition

Talent advisory firm DHR Global has appointed April Drury as chief talent officer and Buckner Bell as vice president of global talent acquisition. ”These appointments strengthen DHR’s commitment to building the firm’s culture and a strong network of talent around the world,” the firm said. “The firm is highly committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting talent to help drive

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TMG Search Canada Acquires VX Search Group

Acquisitions and consolidations continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. TMG Search Canada, a division of search firm The Mullings Group (TMG), recently acquired VX Search Group, an executive search firm located in Okanagan-Shuswap, Canada, servicing local communities across a diverse variety of industries. Financial terms of the deal

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How One Search Firm is Adjusting to Today’s Market

Executive recruiters continue to point to sourcing top talent as one of the biggest challenges they face today. Finding the right candidates who possess the required skills, experience, and cultural fit is a major challenge for executive recruiters, according to Patrick Van Lijsebetten, managing director and CEO of Rialto Executive Search. He also points to

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The Christopher Group Retained by the University of Chicago Medicine for CHRO Search

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

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Reffett Associates Recruits President for the United States Army Historical Foundation

After a nationwide search, Seattle, WA-based Reffett Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Burt Thompson as the new president of the United States Army Historical Foundation (AHF) in Washington, D.C. Managing director Eric Reffett led the assignment. He succeeds Roger Schultz, who has led the foundation since 2015. Eric Shinseki, chairman of the board of the

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Herbert Mines Associates Places First Chief Merchandising Officer for Bloomingdale’s

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has helped to place Denise Magid to the newly created role of chief merchandising officer for Bloomingdale’s. Ms. Magid, who is being promoted from her role as a general merchandising manager, will be charged with driving the strategic direction and performance of all of

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HR Start-up Rippling Secures $500 Million in Funding

HR software start-up Rippling has raised $500 million in a new funding round initially intended to help customers make payroll in the aftermath of Silicon Valley Bank’s (SVB) collapse. The round, led by technology investor Greenoaks Capital, gave Rippling the same valuation of $11.25 billion it had clinched after its previous capital raise last year,

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Fewer Board Appointments; Diversity Efforts Slowing on Boardrooms in 2022

There were fewer board appointments in 2022 compared to 2021 across almost the same number of boards: 414 non-executive director appointments made on Fortune 500 boards in 2022, compared to 449 in 2021, according to the 2023 Board Monitor report from Heidrick & Struggles. The study, which analyzed Fortune 500 board appointments including representation by gender, race/ethnicity, and

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Diversified Search Group Recruits Chief Diversity Officer for SUNY

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has assisted in the  recruitment of Ricardo Nazario-Colón as senior vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion and chief diversity officer of the State University of New York (SUNY). Euris Belle, managing director, and Nancy Helfman, senior associate, led the assignment. “Diversity,

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Developing an Effective Internal Mobility Strategy

Internal mobility is an important aspect of any organization’s human resources strategy. Also known as “career mobility” or “career progression,” it refers to the ability of employees to move within their organization to different roles or departments. This can include promotions, lateral moves, or even rotational assignments. ‍The benefits of internal mobility extend to both

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R. William Funk & Associates Recruits Dean for University of Louisville

R. William Funk & Associates has helped to recruit Dayna Touron as the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for the University of Louisville (UofL) in Kentucky.  Dr. Touran is associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and psychology professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She will begin her

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H.I. Executive Consulting Names CIO and CTO Global Leader

Global search firm H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has appointed Tony Leng as a managing partner and CIO and CTO global leader. He will be based in San Francisco. “We are very pleased to add a partner of Tony’s quality to our rapidly expanding technology and software team,” said Richard Brennan, global managing partner and practice lead,

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How Employers and Candidates are Navigating the Search Industry

During the pandemic, it was demonstrated that the world was ready to adapt and allow professionals to work from anywhere in the world. “This represents a new challenge and growth opportunity for organizations (especially for the human resources industry), because now it is necessary to internationalize workforce and identify talent in different countries,” said the

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NU Advisory Partners Launched by Former Russell Reynolds Recruiters

Executive search firm NU Advisory Partners has been launched by former Russell Reynolds Associate recruiters Mar Hernandez, Libby Naumes, Meredith Rosenberg, and Nada Usina. Ms. Hernandez joined Russell Reynolds in 2016 as a consultant in the financial services practice. She advises and recruits C-suite level executives for clients in global private wealth management, asset management, private equity, insurance, and

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B. Riley Financial Acquires Corporate Division of Farber Group

Diversified financial services platform B. Riley Financial Inc. has acquired the corporate division of Farber Group, a Toronto-based restructuring and business advisory firm. Financial terms of deal were not included. “The Farber acquisition represents an exciting addition for B. Riley,” said Ian Ratner, co-CEO of B. Riley Advisory Services. “This is a world-class organization with whom

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Spencer Stuart Retained by Tivity Health for CEO Search

Tivity Health, a Franklin, TN-based provider of healthy lifestyle solutions, including SilverSneakers, Prime Fitness, Burnalong, and WholeHealth Living, have called in Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Richard Ashworth is stepping down as CEO to pursue another opportunity. Stone Point Capital, which acquired Tivity Health last June, has launched an executive search

Elite Search Partners Opens Doors in London

Many companies are struggling to keep up with the changing world of work and the uncertainties of today’s business world in general. Executive search firms, new and old, have always served as a key support system for these organizations as they continue to need top talent to adapt. Last November, Matthew Eley launched Elite Search

4 Reasons to Hire a CEO From a Different Domain

When people set their minds to something, it’s hard to change them. It’s true in life — and in executive search when a board determines the type of CEO they want to hire. “I see it often in the staffing industry where a company intently focuses on hiring leadership talent only from within their domain,”

Egon Zehnder Recruits CFO for the NFL

After an intensive executive search, leadership advisory firm Egon Zehnder recently assisted in the recruitment of Christine Dorfler as the new chief financial officer of the National Football League. She replaces 31-year league veteran Joe Siclare, who served 11 years as CFO before taking on a more senior title in 2022. Ms. Dorfler joins the NFL as league and

The Lancer Group Recruits CEO in Residence of Symphony Incubator

La Jolla, CA-headquartered search firm The Lancer Group has recruited Eshwar Belani as CEO in residence of Symphony Incubator, a technology incubator set up to drive innovation and invest in solutions that infuse large markets with cutting-edge breakthroughs in AI and analytics. Symphony Incubator is the technology incubator arm of Symphony Technology Group (STG), a 14-year old private

Carrington & Carrington Seeks CHRO for Cook County Health

Carrington & Carrington Diversity Executive Search has been enlisted to find an associate chief human resources officer, talent management for Cook County Health (CCH), a safety net health system for low-income patients in the Chicago area. This executive leads the human resources/talent management team providing leadership and direction to support and advance the mission and goals

ZRG Partners Recruits CEO for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation

ZRG Partners, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, recently placed David V. Trulio as the new CEO of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation. Managing director Diane Charness led the assignment. Mr. Trulio succeeds John Heubusch who is retiring after 14 years of leading the foundation. The appointment marks

Heidrick & Struggles to Acquire London-based businessfourzero

Chicago-headquartered executive search, leadership consulting, and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has entered into an agreement to acquire businessfourzero, a London-headquartered consultancy specializing in developing and implementing purpose-driven change. “This acquisition will not only deepen Heidrick & Struggles’ existing set of leadership advisory and industry-leading culture and organization solutions, but also accelerate the company’s

Slone Partners Recruits CEO for ONI

Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has recruited Paul Scagnetti as CEO of biotechnology company ONI. He succeeds founding CEO Bo Jing, who will remain with ONI as a key contributor in product development to help inspire ONI’s next innovations. “Paul Scagnetti is a tremendously experienced, driven, passionate business leader and visionary with both the strategic and tactical

Renovata & Company Recruits CFO for Cinch Home Services

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has placed Heather Williams Avior as chief financial officer of Cinch Home Services. The search was led by partner Mannie Gill and principal Tom Dunn. “Heather has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience leading finance, legal, operations, and corporate development for

TurningPoint Executive Search Launches HR Solutions Practice

TurningPoint Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Jennifer Pikoos to launch new human resources solutions practice. “Having partnered with her for more than four years as a client, we are thrilled to have Jennifer join the TurningPoint team,” said Ken Schmitt, founder and CEO. “We have seen first-hand how her incredible work ethic and

Knowing the Differences Between Retained and Contingency Executive Search Firms

What’s the difference between contingency and retained executive search firms and what makes the most sense for your needs? If you’re on the hunt for an executive search firm to help fill a key role in your organization (or have hired one in the past), you probably have spent quite a bit of time trying

Finding and Keeping Top Tech Talent

Candidates today are asking more questions about the financial stability of companies as well as about their growth strategy. With the recent waves of layoffs and downsizings, candidates, especially passive job seekers, want to be assured they are going to a company that is stable and they can grow with, according to Chris Beckage, vice

Artico Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for AMCS

As business becomes more complex and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging — and much more influential. Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor of Artico Search recently assisted in the recruitment of Angela Schmidt as the new chief marketing officer of AMCS. Ms.

JDG Associates Seeks CFO for Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has been enlisted to help find a chief financial officer for the Washington, D.C.-based Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), which manages the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), a retirement plan available to federal employees and members of the armed services. FRTIB’s chief financial officer serves as an expert and

Fusion Consulting Group Acquires FDU Group

London-based professional services firm Fusion Consulting Group has entered the recruiting industry with the acquisition of FDU Group, an established international executive search and recruitment firm dedicated to finance, business, and operations sectors. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mitch Young and Adam Maurice formed Fusion Consulting in 2015 to cater to the

CEOs Realizing the Value of Culture

Where does company culture fit into the priorities of the CEO? We all know culture is important, but you may not realize how powerful it can be. Simply put, culture drives performance, according to a new report from DHR Global’s Jonathan Hoyt and Keith Giarman. A study from McKinsey & Company found that companies in the

ON Partners Recruits CFO for ETQ

ON Partners’ Lenny Vairo recently helped recruit Risa Sparks as the new chief financial officer of ETQ, a provider of quality, EHS, and compliance management software in Burlington, MA. She succeeds Rick Russo who played a major role in the company’s private-equity backed growth, ultimately leading to ETQ’s acquisition by Hexagon AB last April. “I had

Furst Group Recruits Chief Nursing Officer for Corewell Health East

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

10 Key Trends to Watch in Talent Acquisition

Managing partners from across New York City-based IIC Partners’ global offices recently came together to discuss the state of talent acquisition in the firm’s markets. The result was the new “Global Talent Acquisition Trends 2023” report, in which the firm identified 10 key shifts to heed in the months ahead. 1.A global recession could reduce

Sheffield Haworth Partners with the Crypto Valley Association

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has joined the Crypto Valley Association, an independent, non-governmental association established to take full advantage of Switzerland’s strengths to build the world’s leading blockchain and cryptographic technologies ecosystem. The partnership is designed to help Sheffield Haworth’s long-term commitment to supporting the crypto industry from a talent perspective and

The Christopher Group Seeks CHRO for Black & Veatch

More and more, chief executive officers have recognized the strategic role that the human resources function plays in the core strategic issues their companies face, including growth strategy, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, increased board oversight, and evolving governance and reporting. HR can also ensure that clear changes are made to recruitment and capability-building processes by

3 Ways to Create a More Equitable Work Environment

Every year on International Women’s Day, Jessica Pezim, principal consultant at The Bedford Consulting Group, reflects on how far women have come in the workforce compared to her mother’s generation and the advances she hopes we will make by the time her children enter the workforce. “In contemplating this year’s theme, ‘Embrace Equity,’ I realized

McCormack+Kristel Recruits Executive Director for Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has assisted in the recruitment of Va Lecia Adams Kellum as the new executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). Managing partner Michelle Kristel led the assignment. Heidi Marston resigned from the role in April due to disagreements with the agency’s board of commissioners over pay for lower-level staff. In September, Kristina

AETHOS Consulting Group Acquires Seak International

To better work within a post-pandemic hospitality environment that requires new skills, different positions, and overall staffing creativity, hospitality advisory and executive search firm AETHOS Consulting Group has acquired Seak International, a human resources consulting firm with a track record serving Fortune 500, mid-sized, and family/entrepreneurial companies in industries including hospitality, retail, manufacturing, consumer goods, manufacturing,

The Taplow Group Adds New Member Firm in Amsterdam

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 recruiting consortium The Taplow Group has added Executives United as its newest member firm

The Importance of Culture on Today’s Businesses

Culture is hardly a new concept. Well before the rise of various models and frameworks to evaluate organizational culture, companies recognized the risk of hiring a cultural mismatch — such as the lone wolf in a company that values collaboration. New employees, especially leaders, who clash with the culture are often ineffective, and are likely

True Search Recruits CEO for ProGlove

Global talent provider True has assisted in the recruitment of Stefan Lampa as the new chief executive officer of ProGlove, a global provider of wearable scanner solutions in Munich, Germany. He succeeds Andreas Koenig, who steps down for personal reasons. With more than 30 years in the industry, the experienced CEO will leverage his deep knowledge and

ZRG Partners Places COO for Orlando Utilities Commission in Florida

ZRG Partners, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, recently helped recruit Attila Miszti as the new chief operating officer for the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) in Florida. Managing director Leslie Sharp led the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Miszti, who joined OUC in January, is a former executive with

Gilman Partners Names CEO and COO

Executive search firm Gilman Partners has appointed Angel Beets as chief executive officer and Marci Pfeifer as chief operating officer. Tom Gilman, who has served as CEO since purchasing the firm in 2004, will take the role of chairman. “I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished over the last 19 years,” said Mr. Gilman. “We have a great team that is known

Amrop Rosin Expands Search Team

Toronto-based executive search and advisory firm Amrop Rosin has expanded its senior search team with the additions of Marcie Gurr and Lena Kozovski. Ms. Gurr joins as an engagement manager, executive search, while Ms. Kozovski will take on the role of partner and leader of the mining and natural resources practice. “We are thrilled to have Marcie and Lena

How Slone Partners Built a Strong Healthy Culture 
as an All-Remote Company

When Adam Slone founded Slone Partners in 2000, he did so with a simple vision – to create a company that stood out from the crowd by delivering high-quality professional customer service in the thriving and often demanding industry of executive search. Through his many network connections, Mr. Slone was attuned to the ways in

3 Key Benefits to Hiring a Data & Analytics Leader

A recent survey by EY found that 53 percent of senior executives have identified data and analytics as their top investment priority in the next two years. This trend is not surprising given the vast amounts of data that companies generate daily. From customer behavior and preferences to market trends and competitive insights, data is

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