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Tyler & Company Assisting PRISM Vision Group in CHRO Search

With the coronavirus crisis continuing to disrupt the world economy, HR leaders are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm Tyler & Company was recently called in by PRISM Vision Group in New Providence,

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Major Executive Search Taps New CEO for InterDigital Inc.

Major Executive Search has placed Liren Chen as chief executive officer for InterDigital Inc., a leading mobile and video technology research and development company in Wilmington, DE. Founder and CEO Sue Major along with managing director John Rivoir conducted the assignment. Mr. Chen replaces William J. Merritt, who retired this spring after 25 years at

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Tyler & Company Assisting PRISM Vision Group in CHRO Search

With the coronavirus crisis continuing to disrupt the world economy, HR leaders are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm Tyler & Company was recently called in by PRISM Vision Group in New Providence,

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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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Major Executive Search Taps New CEO for InterDigital Inc.

Major Executive Search has placed Liren Chen as chief executive officer for InterDigital Inc., a leading mobile and video technology research and development company in Wilmington, DE. Founder and CEO Sue Major along with managing director John Rivoir conducted the assignment. Mr. Chen replaces William J. Merritt, who retired this spring after 25 years at

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New Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Levels in More than a Year

The Labor Department reported that 473,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 9,000 from 498,000 to 507,000. The four-week moving average was 534,000, a decrease of 28,250 from the

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Prodigy Search Fills CEO Post for US Sailing; Recruits First Diversity Leader Denver Broncos

Prodigy Search has assisted in the recruitment of Alan Ostfield as the new chief executive officer of the United States Sailing Association, the national governing body for sailing, based in Bristol, RI. “We are extremely proud to welcome Alan Ostfield to US Sailing and excited to introduce him to our sailing community,” said Cory Sertl, the organization’s

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Renovata & Company Recruits CFO for Outfittery

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has recruited Benjamin Von Schenck as chief financial officer of Outfittery, Europe’s biggest personal shopping service for men that helps them “unlock their true style” by providing curated selections driven by AI and personal stylists. “Benjamin will work across operational, commercial and strategic initiatives, offering insight and

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Odgers Berndtson Adds Latin America Offices, Starts Blockchain Practice in U.S.

Odgers Berndtson continues to ride a wave of growth. This month, the executive recruitment firm made two moves that are expected to deliver big dividends. Internationally, the firm announced that it is opening offices in Buenos Aires, Santiago, Puerto Montt and Montevideo, further expanding its presence in the Americas. And in the U.S., Odgers Berndtson is starting

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OverNorth Names Partner

Chicago, IL-based executive search firm OverNorth has named David L. Hansen as partner. “Clients appreciate and benefit from his disciplined approach to candidate assessment and client service, and he has helped many of OverNorth’s clients recruit difference-making senior executives to their companies,” said Jane C. Beatty, managing partner of OverNorth. With 20 years of experience in

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Consider This When Choosing Your Next Executive Search Firm  

Despite continued record unemployment, candidate pools are larger than ever. This has led organizations to turn more often to executive search firms to find coveted talent. Finding the right executive search firm is an investment of time and resources, which means that it requires careful consideration. What can talent leaders do to ensure they are finding

ZRG Recruits CFO for a.k.a. Brands

Executive search firm ZRG has placed Ciarán Long as chief financial officer of a.k.a. Brands, a global platform that is pioneering a new approach to driving growth in digitally native fashion brands. Mr. Long will report directly to chief executive officer Jill Ramsey. Brian Meany, ZRG’s global head of consumer in New York, led the

Caldwell Places Chief Marketing Officer for VC-Backed Imply

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, has placed Praveen Rangnath as the new chief marketing officer for venture capital-backed Imply, a provider of self-service analytics. Mr. Rangnath is an experienced marketing leader across enterprise GTM and product-led growth. Previously, he was head of product marketing at Confluent, covering

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JM Search Expands CFO / Financial Officers Practice

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has added Stephen Thompson and Ryan Tomei to the firm’s CFO / financial officers practice. “We are thrilled to add Stephen and Ryan to our team,” said Drew Pressmen, leader of the CFO/financial officer practice. “I’m proud of the exceptional talent we are

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True Search Appoints Practice Leaders

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

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Here’s Why Counteroffers are On the Rise

Companies in 2021 are in a mad dash to understand the post-COVID consumer landscape and eager to hire top research and analytics talent, among so many other specialists, to help decode the way forward. But this talent rush has been made more complex by hiring challenges, particularly robust counteroffers from candidates’ employers, according to a

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Spencer Stuart Recruits CFO for Burford Capital  

Spencer Stuart has placed Kenneth A. Brause as the new chief financial officer for Burford Capital, a global finance and asset management firm focused on law. Jim Kilman, the firm’s current CFO, was appointed in August 2019 to serve for up to two years, after having been a senior advisor since 2017. Working with Spencer Stuart, the firm undertook a search for Mr.

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Vetted Solutions Seeks New Leader for American Dairy Science Association

The American Dairy Science Association, the science-based organization working to advance a sustainable global dairy industry, has retained Washington, D.C.- based executive recruitment firm Vetted Solutions to help find its next executive director. This is a unique opportunity for an individual with the right mix of proven business management skills and a demonstrated ability to work constructively

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The Tolan Group Appoints New Partners

The Tolan Group (TTG) has announced that three of its executive search professionals have become partners in the firm. Kaye Johnson runs operations and finance; Rachel Gauthier leads the client delivery team; and Tim Russell spearheads the firm’s business development efforts across all of its industry sectors. “It’s a special day in the life of a company to welcome equity partners

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Signium Elects New Board

Executive search consortium Signium today will announce the election of its new board of directors: Annelize van Rensburg, director of executive search in Johannesburg, South Africa will be elected chair, and Piotr Pilecki, managing partner in Wroclaw, Poland will be elected as vice chair. Signium also will add Felipa Xara-Brasil, senior partner in Lisbon, Portugal; Aleksander Montalbetti,

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Executive Recruiters Get Back to Business

Executive recruiters spent the better part of last year resetting expectations – the result of an unprecedented, and completely unexpected, interruption to their business due to COVID-19. But according to search professionals across the spectrum, that disruption has now receded, and business is returning to levels not seen since the waning days of 2019 and

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Koller Search Partners Assists the LA Times in Recruiting Executive Editor  

Koller Search Partners has placed Kevin Merida as executive editor of the Los Angeles Times, which continues its revival under the ownership of biotech entrepreneur Patrick Soon-Shiong and his wife, Michele. Leading the assignment for the search firm was Karen Danziger. The newspaper’s previous top editor, Norman Pearlstine, stepped down from the role in December

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Parker Executive Search Assists LSU Recruit First African-American President  

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has assisted Louisiana State University (LSU) in the selection of William Tate as the school’s first African-American president. He will replace Tom Galligan, who has served as LSU president since January 2020. “This is a very pivotal time at our university, from economic, environmental, social challenges, but we are doing great things at

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Shelli Herman and Associates Seeking CEO for Saint Louis Zoo 

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has been called in by the Saint Louis Zoo to find its next president and CEO. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, is leading the assignment along with her associate, Krista Haley. The Saint Louis Zoo seeks the next president & CEO to lead the zoo at a time of financial and

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IIC Partners Introduces the International Mentorship Program

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has launched a new service for executives available by invitation only: the International Mentorship Program. “I am so excited to launch this program with my fellow IIC Partners colleagues,” said Ewa Olszewski, senior partner at Michaël Berglund AB in Sweden, and initiator of the program. “All over the world, we see leaders

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Unemployment Numbers Fall Short of Expectations

In an unexpectedly weak employment report, employment rose by just 266,000 in April as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Economists had predicted job gains of nearly a million during the month. The setback is all the more surprising because today’s

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AGB Search Recruits SVP of University Operations for Fairleigh Dickinson University

As the pandemic begins to subside in the U.S. and organizations collectively begin to get back on their feet, colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will allow high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization –

Furst Group Recruits Chief Nursing Officer for Children’s Minnesota

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 top nursing executive has traditionally been the most

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KEES Assists United Way of Will County with CEO Search

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES (Kistner Eddy Executive Services) has assisted in the recruitment of Kamala Martinez as the new president and CEO of the United Way of Will County, in Illinois. Mike Hennessy, after 31 years leading the non-profit, recently retired. The assignment is being led by Heather Eddy, the search firm’s president and CEO.

New Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Levels in More than a Year

The Labor Department reported that 473,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 9,000 from 498,000 to 507,000. The four-week moving average was 534,000, a decrease of 28,250 from the

Jobless Claims Plunge as Nation Enters Post-Pandemic Recovery Stage

The Labor Department reported that 498,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 37,000 from 553,000 to 590,000. With the revisions, this is the lowest level of claims since the

Prodigy Search Seeking President of Risk Management for Player’s Health

Prodigy Search has been retained by Player’s Health to lead its search for a president of risk management for its North American business. Player’s Health is a risk services and insurance firm that protects athletes and sports organizations with a comprehensive risk management platform. This role will be based in Minnesota with national responsibility as

Korn Ferry Seeks CHRO for University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has initiated a national search to replace retiring chief human resources officer Alesia Jones. Korn Ferry is conducting the assignment. The CHRO reports to senior vice president for administration and financial affairs Brian Burnett. “This search is incredibly important to ensure UAB continues to support our most precious

N2Growth Names Leader of Executive Search Operations in Southeast Asia

N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, has appointed Steve Manning as managing partner and leader of executive search operations in Southeast Asia. “Steve is a great addition to our team and will help us tremendously moving forward,” said Mike Myatt, founder and chairman of N2Growth. “He’s not only a proven player but a great human

Odgers Berndtson Launches Proprietary Intelligence Platform OBDynamics

Odgers Berndtson today launches a proprietary intelligence platform, OBDynamics, which uses big-data and machine learning to deliver data-informed talent intelligence and recruitment services rapidly and accurately. Built on a continually updated data lake of 1.1 billion personal and corporate records, all of which are gathered in accordance with the most stringent international privacy regulations, OBDynamics’ AI-powered

Hanold Associates Places Head of Executive Recruiting at American Airlines 

Partners Sonia Nagra and Ashley Schiele of Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search recently assisted American Airlines in the recruitment of Maria-Clara Vasconcellos as head of executive recruiting. “Maria Clara is a vibrant and passionate talent acquisition leader who possesses a fantastic ability to attract best-in-class talent,” said Ms. Nagra. “She will be instrumental in creating an exceptional candidate

Carrington & Carrington Retained by Amherst College to Recruit CHRO

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The latest: Chicago-based Carrington & Carrington has been enlisted by Amherst College in Massachusetts to find a new chief human resources officer. “Human resources at Amherst is at the end of a period of dramatic transformation in which

DHR International Appoints Leaders for Global Consumer Practice

Chicago-based executive search firm DHR International has named Marcey Rubin Stamas and Kristi LeBlanc as managing partners of its global consumer practice group. “Marcey and Kristi are highly collaborative leaders committed to the success of our global consumer practice clients,” said Geoff Hoffmann, CEO of DHR. “Their proven track record of successful placements across consumer product, consumer service and hospitality companies globally make them

Penrhyn International Adds New Member Firm in China

Even in the face of a global pandemic, executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Global executive search consortium Penrhyn

Pitfalls to Avoid in Virtual Executive Onboarding

As we look back on working through a global pandemic, we are all taking stock of how various elements of business life have changed in dramatic ways, Todd Fryling of Summit Leadership Partners opined in a new report. “Last year, hiring, particularly at top leadership levels, fundamentally shut down, and most thought it was going to be

Academic Search Assists Council of Independent Colleges Recruit New President

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has assisted the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., in the recruitment of Marjorie Hass as its new president. Richard Ekman, who led the organization for 20 years, announced last fall that he would be retiring in July. Senior consultant Ann Die Hasselmo led the assignment along with president and

Odgers Berndtson Canada Names Chief Marketing Officer

Odgers Berndtson has appointed Lori Dyne as chief marketing officer. “Lori’s previous experience supporting the growth of executive search, interim executive and leadership advisory businesses, coupled with her keen understanding of how to leverage digital to deepen the client relationship, will play an important role in the ongoing growth of our business,” said Carl Lovas, chairman

Academic Career & Executive Search Taps Founding Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for University of Pittsburgh-Bradford

Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has placed Tasha Alston as the inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer for the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford in Bradford, PA. Jennifer Muller, managing partner and senior consultant, led the assignment for the search firm. “The University of Pittsburgh-Bradford required a committed, dynamic leader with a proven history of providing students

The Dahill Group Expands into Clean Energy and Minerals Extraction Industries

Denver, CO-based executive search firm The Dahill Group has expanded its recruiting services and expertise into the clean energy and minerals extraction industries, complementing its core oil and gas business. “As the energy industry transitions to a lower carbon future, we are expanding to meet the broader needs of our clients and the natural resources industry

Creating a Formidable, Tech-Driven Search Firm

Two years ago, when Caldwell and IQTalent Partners first started working together, it was nothing particularly out of the ordinary. Toronto-based Caldwell was looking for research support when one of the firm’s partners recommended the technology-driven talent acquisition solutions firm in Nashville, TN. So it was that Caldwell enlisted IQTalent Partners to help augment its

McDermott + Bull Recruits CEO for Prince’s Trust 

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has placed Jessica Greer Morris as the new chief executive officer of Prince’s Trust. She will help launch the U.K.-based youth charity organization in the U.S., serving as its first CEO. The search was completed by McDermott + Bull managing director Sue Waterbury and executive recruiter Allison Cox. Ms. Morris will guide the organization through a

Anthem Executive Conducting President Search for Lamar University

Anthem Executive has been retained by the Texas State University System (TSUS) to lead the president search for Lamar University (LU) in Beaumont. Leading the assignment are Scott Watson, Michael Ballew and Florene Stawowy, supported by Mike JR Wheless and John Rudley. Current president Kenneth Evans announced in January that he would be stepping down,

Boyden Assists Planned Parenthood Toronto in the Recruitment of New CEO

Following a comprehensive search, Boyden has placed Mohini Datta-Ray as the new executive director of Planned Parenthood Toronto. Partner Pamela Colquhoun led the assignment. “Mohini’s past work has seen her lead HIV community development, prevention education, youth-focused sex education and healthy relationship projects with a number of communities impacted by racism and poverty in Toronto and Ontario,” said

IMSA Search Expands into Portugal with ARGO Partners

Executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners continues its growth and expansion push, affiliating with ARGO Partners in Portugal. This addition of the ARGO team will further strengthen IMSA Search’s presence in the SEMEA region. “We are very excited about this collaboration,” said Monika Ciesielska, president of IMSA Search Global Partners. “The IMSA Portugal team is well-positioned to

Hiring Post Pandemic and the Growing Need for Search Firms

In the blink of an eye, the technology industry has flipped from a candidate-driven market to one that is client-driven, with the majority of companies cautiously assessing their needs to hire and grow, according to a recent report by StevenDouglas. “Many organizations are having to adjust to significantly decreased revenues, and thus, make tough decisions.

Slone Partners Recruits Chief Scientific Officer for Enveda Biosciences

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare and life sciences organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new leaders. In the era of COVID-19, the sector has been a burgeoning area for executive search firms to ply their trade. Recently, life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners placed Sotirios Karathanasis as the new chief science officer at Enveda

CarterBaldwin Seeks President for Southwest Baptist University

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has been enlisted to help find the next president of Southwest Baptist University (SBU). Partner Bill Peterson and associate partner Scott Tanksley are spearheading the assignment. The university’s former president, Eric A. Turner, resigned effective last November after two years in the role. Brad Johnson, SBU’s vice president of university advancement, is

Versique Search and Consulting Adds HR Veteran to Lead Client Partnerships

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Minneapolis, MN-headquartered Versique Search and Consulting has expanded with the addition of former HR leader Jenna Estlick to be the firm’s managing director of client partnerships. In her role, she will be responsible for leading the human resources

The Amrop Partnership Forms Alliance with JM Search

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, and The Amrop Partnership, have formed a strategic alliance that will see both companies expanding their offerings for their clients as well as growing their respective global reach. “We are very excited about our alliance with Amrop,” said John Marshall, chief

The New Business Imperative: Diversity & Inclusion

With research proving that companies with more ethnically and culturally diverse teams increase their productivity, reduce turnover and inch up profits, Glocap Search, in response, recently created a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practice. The recruiting firm joins a chorus of rivals eyeing the DE&I space. “Since 1997, we have been a trusted advisor to

Jobless Claims Stand at Lowest Level in Over a Year

The Labor Department reported this morning that 553,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 19,000 from 547,000 to 566,000. With the revisions, this is the lowest level of claims since

SPMB Assists Impossible Foods Recruit Chief Experience Officer

SPMB, an executive search firm that helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has assisted in the placement of former Apple creative leader Steve Turner as chief experience officer of Impossible Foods. Partner Becky Stein led the search. “Steve Turner was the best of an exceptionally talented group of all-star candidates to take Impossible to

The Moran Company Seeks New Leader for Hear Indiana

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, was recently called in to help find the next chief executive officer for Hear Indiana, which works to create equal opportunities for children with hearing loss through listening and spoken language. Leading the assignment is senior search consultant Don Harkins. Naomi Horton,

GattiHR Launches Digital Health and Defense & Aerospace Practices

Quincy, MA-headquartered executive search firm GattiHR recently launched digital health and defense & aerospace practices which will be led by vice presidents Michael Delisle and Luis Beruff, respectively. “We see the addition of these two practice areas as part of our complimentary growth strategy and commitment to specialization,” the search firm said. “With the collective

The Impact of Age and Gender on Board Appointments

For even the most talented people who have the right mix of experience, career options will narrow as an individual’s age advances. There is a critical time in an executive’s life when their likelihood for being appointed to a board sharply declines, according to a new BoardEx study: “The Right Age to be a Director,” which

New Challenges Ahead for Renewable Energy, Clean-Tech and Sustainability Sector Leaders

Over the last decade, clean technology, solar and electric energy, and sustainability have moved from the periphery to the center of the global economy. Established and emerging companies, along with private equity and venture capital firms, are making massive investments across the field as they stake out expanding areas of the market. This has driven demand

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