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Preparing Your Business for Post-Lockdown Success

For many countries, businesses and organizations, the last few months have been about coming to terms with a monumental crisis caused by the coronavirus. “This includes addressing immediate business concerns, ensuring staff and customers receive correct communications and putting necessary safety measures in place,” said Andreas Wartenberg, managing director and chairman of Horton International, in

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Myers McRae Tapped by University of West Georgia for Provost Search

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been called in by the University of West Georgia to lead its search for a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Kenny Daugherty, president, are leading the assignment. Reporting directly to the university president, the provost and vice president for academic affairs is

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Preparing Your Business for Post-Lockdown Success

For many countries, businesses and organizations, the last few months have been about coming to terms with a monumental crisis caused by the coronavirus. “This includes addressing immediate business concerns, ensuring staff and customers receive correct communications and putting necessary safety measures in place,” said Andreas Wartenberg, managing director and chairman of Horton International, in

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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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Myers McRae Tapped by University of West Georgia for Provost Search

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been called in by the University of West Georgia to lead its search for a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Kenny Daugherty, president, are leading the assignment. Reporting directly to the university president, the provost and vice president for academic affairs is

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Korn Ferry Launches Virtual Recruiting Technology Solution

Korn Ferry has launched Korn Ferry Recruit, a fully integrated, virtual technology solution for high-volume hiring. Nimble uses best-in-class AI, along with the proven recruitment intellectual property of Korn Ferry. The firm said that the new solution “is designed to leverage a client’s brand, shifting to a candidate-driven experience by sourcing, attracting, assessing and selecting

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Challenging Times Leading to New Opportunities 

Over the past few weeks, Shawn Baker, president of Rochester, NY-headquartered recruiting firm Cochran, Cochran & Yale, has interviewed a variety of C-level leaders from across a broad range of industries who have all reconsidered how they approach decision-making since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “These leaders have all adopted a strategic, focused mindset during this pandemic,”

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RM Nephew and Associates Recruits CFO for Financial Recovery Technologies

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. Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has placed former Attivio executive Alan Cooke as

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BarkerGilmore Adds Senior Advisors

Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has added two senior advisors, A.B. Cruz III and Jamey Seely, to its advisory and coaching division. Mr. Cruz, who brings considerable multi-industry expertise to the firm, most recently served as senior vice president and divisional general counsel at USAA, a Fortune

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York Launches Search for Chief Diversity Officer

To meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society, many organizations have developed executive positions to guide their diversity agendas. Chief diversity officers have responsibility for guiding efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, nurture and cultivate diversity. Duties may include affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, or the constituent needs of minorities, women and other social

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Griffith University Taps The Insight Group for Provost Search

The Insight Group, a Sydney, Australia-headquartered executive search firm, has been enlisted to find the next provost for Griffith University in Queensland. Leading the assignment are director Rohan Carr and principal Emily Witts. The provost, chief academic officer of the university, is a member of the executive group and also serves as standing deputy to

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Kincannon & Reed Expands Search Staff

Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has expanded with the addition of Jimmy Paulakuhn as managing director focusing on the talent acquisition needs of its animal agriculture clients. Based in North Carolina, Mr. Paulakuhn brings more than two decades of experience within these markets, including more than six years as director of commercial poultry operations

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Another 2.1 Million Workers File for Unemployment

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 2.1 million claims. More than 40 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past 10 weeks, representing the biggest jobs loss in U.S.

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ChampionScott Partners Places Chief Technology Officer at deepwatch

ChampionScott Partners, which specializes in senior-level appointments for technology and technology-enabled companies, recently assisted in the placement of Corey Bodzin as chief technology officer of deepwatch. deepwatch delivers managed security services by extending customers’ cybersecurity teams and proactively advancing their SecOps maturity. Powered by its data-driven cloud SecOps platform, deepwatch provides 24/7/365 managed security services.

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WittKieffer Names Board Services Practice Leader

Executive search firm WittKieffer has appointed James King as leader of its board services practice. In addition to his new role, Mr. King serves as a senior partner and the firm’s chief quality officer, a board member and member of its diversity council. “Today’s business landscape has been severely altered as a result of COVID-19, leaving even the

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Finding Opportunity in the Face of a Crisis

If there’s anything we’ve learned from crises since the Great Depression, it’s that companies that choose to transform and innovate are those that will continue to thrive and grow. A study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) showed that companies that invested significantly in innovation delivered four percent higher shareholder value when the economy recovered

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KEES Seeks CEO for Covenant Community Care

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES (Kistner Eddy Executive Services) has been retained by Covenant Community Care in Detroit to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. President and CEO Heather Eddy and project manager Octavia Daniels are spearheading the assignment for the search firm. This is an exciting role for a visionary leader to

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AMN Healthcare Names Leader for the Leadership and Search Solutions Division

AMN Healthcare, a provider of healthcare total talent services to facilities, announced today that it has appointed Bernard Godley as lead physician executive for the leadership and search solutions division. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Godley join AMN Leadership Solutions,” said Kelly Rakowski, group president and chief operating officer, strategic talent solutions for AMN

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Managing C-Level Succession Virtually

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings, interviews, workshops — even general assemblies — are being managed online via conference calls or video technologies. Globally, business leaders are navigating an unprecedented crisis. Hour-by-hour, they have been changing the way their organizations operate to cope with uncertainty, risk, restrictions and lock downs, according to a

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SearchWide Global Seeks New Leader for Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center 

The Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center in West Virginia has retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global to find its next executive director. Mark Gnatovic, senior vice president at SearchWide, is leading the assignment. The executive director will be responsible for overall management, promotion and operation of the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center and Municipal Auditorium, including strategy, service,

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The Bowdoin Group Appoints Senior Finance Leader

The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of Terri Ryan as vice president of finance. She brings a strong finance background to The Bowdoin Group and experience in building and managing companies in high growth environments with increasing levels of complexity. Ms. Ryan has over 25 years of experience

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Virtual Recruitment: How to Hire From a Distance

Have you hired someone without ever meeting face-to-face? With COVID-19, businesses can’t recruit the same way they once did — but that doesn’t mean they can’t find the best candidates for the job now. In fact, Comhar Partners recently concluded an executive search that was conducted completely virtually using Zoom, the video conferencing tool, and

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West Virginia State University Picks AGB Search to Find President

Higher education recruitment firm AGB Search has been enlisted to find the next president for West Virginia State University (WVSU). Anthony Jenkins, who held the job for four years, recently moved on to the president’s role at Coppin State University in Baltimore. R. Charles Byers, former provost at WVSU, is serving as interim president. AGB Search

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NPAworldwide Adds New Member Firms in Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S.

Thirteen independent recruitment firms joined member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide during recent months. These search outfits seek to increase revenue through NPAworldwide’s cooperative placement model. NPA now has 550 member offices across six continents. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms have the ability

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More American Workers Displaced in Record Numbers

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 2.4 million claims. More than 38 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past nine weeks, representing the biggest loss in U.S. history.

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ON Partners Recruits Chief Digital Officer for Pizza Hut Digital Ventures

Marc Gasperino, leader of the digital practice at ON Partners, recently placed Paul Morris as chief digital officer of Pizza Hut Digital Ventures, an in-house start-up of Pizza Hut looking to build the next generation pizza ordering and delivery platform. Mr. Morris brings extensive global expertise in digital transformation having led business strategy with a clear focus on the customer

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Mlegal Group Expands in Washington, D.C.

Legal recruiting continues to be a hot area for search firms. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move in recent months, according to Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is expected to be robust as individuals, businesses and all levels of

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Leveraging Your Network and Discovering What Matters Most in Your Career

For many, these days of self-quarantine and work-from-home have allowed more time for self-reflection and consideration of how best to advance one’s career. Two of the pillars of getting to the place one wants to be professionally are networking and understanding what matters most to you in your work. RevelOne, a specialized marketing recruiting and

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Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Saniona

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new chief medical officers. And in the era of COVID-19 we can expect this to be another burgeoning area for executive search firms. Recently, life sciences-focused executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Rudolf Baumgartner as chief medical officer and head of

Preparing Your Business for Post-Lockdown Success

For many countries, businesses and organizations, the last few months have been about coming to terms with a monumental crisis caused by the coronavirus. “This includes addressing immediate business concerns, ensuring staff and customers receive correct communications and putting necessary safety measures in place,” said Andreas Wartenberg, managing director and chairman of Horton International, in

The Onstott Group Recruits CFO for Aware

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 a range of companies. The Onstott Group, a Wellesley, MA-based search firm, recently placed David Barcelo as the new treasurer

ZRG Expands in Latin America and Mexico

ZRG Partners has expanded its global footprint into Latin America and Mexico with the additions of Manny Corsino and Hugo Lara. Mr. Corsino, an executive search professional with 15 years of experience, will serve as managing director in ZRG’s Miami office. Beyond providing his expertise to the firm’s technology, private equity and consumer practices, he will manage ZRG’s

How to Lead Through a Crisis

While business leaders have years of experience managing and leading teams, the recent Odgers Berndtson Leadership Confidence Index revealed that 85 percent of senior leaders lack confidence in their leadership’s ability to manage disruption effectively. The index, in conjunction with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, is not only timely but has exposed a real weakness for organizations

Des Moines University Picks WittKieffer for CHRO Search

Executive search firm WittKieffer is spearheading the search for a new chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Des Moines University in Iowa. Consultants Melissa Fincher and Sarah Miller are leading the assignment for the search firm. Des Moines University wants a dynamic, creative and engaging leader to play an integral role in a time of significant

Decoupled Search Opens Office in London

Las Vegas-headquartered executive search firm Decoupled Search has expanded with the addition of a new office in London. The firm now has capabilities to fill non-board level leadership positions in North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific and India. “The decision to establish a physical presence in Western Europe is a natural extension of our strategy to maintain cost leadership in the retained executive search industry,”

USOPC Taps Turnkey Search for Multiple Searches

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has been enlisted to help the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) in Colorado Springs, CO to lead its search for both a new vice president of communications and vice president of finance. “My mindset these days is to be thankful. Be grateful,” said Len Perna,

BrainWorks Assists The Jobe’s Company in CEO Search

New Providence, NJ-based executive search firm BrainWorks recently assisted in the placement of Chris Armstrong as the new CEO of lawn and garden manufacturer The Jobe’s Company. CEO Andy Miller led the assignment. “Chris brings the perfect blend of operations experience in addition to a strong growth background,” Mr. Miller said. “His pedigree in management consulting and

Heidrick & Struggles Seeking Provost for Georgia Tech

Jackie Zavitz and Ellen Landers of Heidrick & Struggles have been retained by the Georgia Institute of Technology to lead in the school’s search for a new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Georgia Tech recently said the search is moving forward with some accommodation for the logistical challenges imposed by the ongoing

Surge in Jobless Claims Continues

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 2.98 million claims. More than 36.5 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past two months, representing the biggest loss in U.S. history.

Caliber Associates Recruits VP of Immunobiology for Sutro Biopharma

The competitive landscape of the life sciences industry is transforming recruiting. Growing pressure to rapidly advance scientific discovery and expand market share in the face of COVID-19 is making the competition to attract top talent more fierce than ever before, according to recruiters that specialize in the sector.   Recently, executive recruitment firm Caliber Associates placed

Cejka Search Expands Leadership Team

Cejka Search has expanded with the addition of John Elffers as vice president of executive search services. In this role, he will be responsible for initiating and growing client and industry relationships, and support the firm in expanding reach and creating new opportunities. “We are extremely happy to welcome John to our team,” said Paul

Best Practices for Virtual Job Interviewing

As the world increasingly turns to remote work options, virtual interviews are quickly becoming more of the norm. “While qualifying prospective candidates and effectively demonstrating your organization’s culture in a virtual world is complicated, there are many ways to ensure that you are able to get comfortable with and overcome these challenges,” says a new

August Leadership Expands Footprint in Asia, Europe

Executive recruitment firm August Leadership, which changed its name from Ward Howell USA earlier this year, is growing its global presence by adding new partners in Asia and Europe. “We are witnessing a very high interest from top performing partners to join our firm to re-position themselves within the industry,” said Asad Haider, founder and

McDermott + Bull Recruits Chief Banking Officer for Pacific Mercantile Bank

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has placed Sean Foley as the chief banking officer of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp, the holding company of Pacific Mercantile Bank, a wholly owned banking subsidiary. The assignment was led by president Brandon Biegenzahn and vice president Michelle Davis. Mr. Foley brings 25 years of experience leading commercial lending teams. Earlier in his career, he served as

10 Tips for Networking with Executive Recruiters During COVID-19

As invaluable as executive search firms are for companies, they can also make a tremendous difference in the careers of professionals who are in the market for a new job. During COVID-19, what can be more important for an aspiring job changer than tapping into the right recruiter’s network for forethought as well as networking

R. William Funk & Associates Recruits Provost for College of Charleston

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has placed Suzanne Austin as the new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for the College of Charleston. R. William Funk, president of the Dallas-based recruitment firm, led the assignment. “Suzanne Austin is an incredible addition to the College of

Caldwell Strengthens Insurance Practice

Toronto-based Caldwell announced a major enhancement to its recruiting capabilities in the insurance sector with the return of Peter Reed as managing partner of the firm’s insurance practice, and a member of the firm’s Stamford, Conn. and New York offices. “Peter has more than 25 years of experience leading board and C-suite searches across the insurance

Recruitment Firms Land Big West Conference Commissioner Using Virtual Technology

As the coronavirus pandemic alters the way executive recruiters conduct business, collegiate athletics consultants College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have teamed up to place Dan Butterly as commissioner of the Big West Conference. He will start on June 1 to transition alongside Dennis Farrell, who will officially step down one month later. Mr. Farrell is retiring after

As Global Sage Expands in London, New Hire Offers Update on COVID-19 Recruiting Climate

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain the financial services industry, one search firm that focuses on the sector sees an opportunity. Hong Kong-headquartered executive search firm Global Sage has hired financial services recruiter Simon Barzilay as managing director in London. Mr. Barzilay has over 30 years of capital markets and executive search experience and

HARTZ Search Chosen to Find CHRO for JPS Health Network

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has been enlisted to find a chief human resources officer (CHRO) for the JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, TX. President and CEO Michael Hartz is leading the assignment for the recruitment firm. The senior vice president and CHRO will report to the senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, said

U.S. Labor Dept. Delivers Springtime Gut Punch

Employment fell by 20.5 million last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent low, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. The changes in these measures reflect the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. The number of unemployed currently stands at 23.1 million.

Kaplan Partners Recruits CHRO for Provident Bank

Kaplan Partners, which specializes in conducting searches for C-level executives primarily in the financial services, corporate financial, private investor and technology sectors, has placed Carolyn Powell as chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Provident Bank. Ms. Powell, who will also hold the title of executive vice president, will be based in the bank’s Iselin, N.J.

Hudson Global Posts 49 Percent Revenue Gain; Adverse COVID-19 Impact Expected in Q2

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted first quarter revenues of $24.1 million, up 49.1 percent from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 109 percent. Revenue growth in Asia-Pacific was driven by the start of a significant contract in Australia to manage a portion of the contingent workforce for a

Surge in Unemployment Filings Continues

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 3.2 million claims. More than 33 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past seven weeks, representing nearly 20 percent of the U.S.

Quick Leonard Kieffer Recruits Chief Talent Officer for Atrium Health

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields and even in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic many within the sector continue to hire, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. What’s more, human resource professionals and particularly heads of talent – the very leaders

Slone Partners Secures Chief Medical Officer of OmniSeg

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Roger D. Klein as chief medical officer of OmniSeq. Dr. Klein will support OmniSeq in its continued development of innovative products that help oncologists identify the best precision medicine options for their patients. “Dr. Klein is a highly accomplished leader in the innovative fields of molecular pathology, oncology and precision medicine,” said

When the Mask Comes Off: Job Hunting in a Post Pandemic World

Search professionals continue to adjust to new ways of doing business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite growing unemployment numbers, recruiters are finding new pathways to work through the crisis. From the jobseeker standpoint, however, many mid- to senior-level professionals are unsure how to proceed with their job searches. A new report by

TowerHunter Tapped by UMOM New Day Centers to Find New CEO

Economic and community development organizations continue to turn to executive search firms to find new leaders. Recently, Phoenix, AZ-headquartered executive search firm TowerHunter was selected by UMOM New Day Centers to lead a national search for a new chief executive officer. UMOM New Day Centers is Arizona’s largest provider of services for individuals and families experiencing

Integrated People Solutions Partners with High Potential Inc. to Offer Outplacement Services

Over the years, executive search firms have expanded into an array of new business offerings, from leadership development and training to executive coaching and management assessment. Now, one search firm is offering career transition services to the tens of millions of employees suddenly laid off or furloughed as a result the economic devastation brought on

Conducting a Job Search During a Global Pandemic

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis continue to file for unemployment benefits in historic numbers sending millions of people looking for new jobs. With many organizations under hiring freezes, these are tough times to be seeking a new position. “As we find ourselves in unprecedented times, many mid- to senior-level professionals are unsure how to

Phillips Oppenheim Seeking President for Bennington College

New York City-based executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been enlisted to find the next president of Bennington College. Mariko Silver, who held the job for six years, stepped down last summer to become president and chief executive officer of the Henry Luce Foundation. Isabel Roche, who had been provost and dean of the Vermont college, is

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