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RSR Partners Appoints Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Leader

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Rebecca Holland New as a managing director, leading the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. She is based in Raleigh, NC. Ms. New brings more than 20 years of extensive experience advising senior management on transitional and growth, talent and human capital strategies and was recently recognized as one of 2018’s Fiercest Women in


Savannah Group Expands With Two More Partners

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group has expanded with the addition of Simon Musgrave and Phil Coulter as partners within the firm’s industrial and digital & technology practices, respectively. “These latest acquisitions see Savannah expand its depth of capability within the digital and industrial arenas,” the firm said. Mr. Musgrave will be leading Savannah Group’s energy and industrial

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RSR Partners Appoints Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Leader

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Rebecca Holland New as a managing director, leading the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. She is based in Raleigh, NC. Ms. New brings more than 20 years of extensive experience advising senior management on transitional and growth, talent and human capital strategies and was recently recognized as one of 2018’s Fiercest Women 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?


Savannah Group Expands With Two More Partners

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group has expanded with the addition of Simon Musgrave and Phil Coulter as partners within the firm’s industrial and digital & technology practices, respectively. “These latest acquisitions see Savannah expand its depth of capability within the digital and industrial arenas,” the firm said. Mr. Musgrave will be leading Savannah Group’s energy and industrial


Getting the Right Senior Level Candidates on the Radar

When discussing recruiting, the term “key selection criteria” simply refers to the skills, attributes, knowledge and qualifications that a job candidate needs to succeed in a role. In theory, a hiring manager would find someone who meets all of the requirements, make an offer and take off running. But when it’s an executive role that


Odgers Berndtson Names Head of U.S. Marketing

Building on its explosive growth in the U.S. last year, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Soh Won Cha as head of U.S. marketing. She joins the firm from Russell Reynolds Associates, where she was senior marketing manager of the Americas. “We’re very excited to welcome Soh Won to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO


Sucherman Group Creates Sports Entertainment Practice; Looks to Global Expansion

New York-based Sucherman Group has named Simon Pollock as managing director, international, based in London, and Charles Gould as managing director, sports, based in New York. These newly-created roles mark the official launch of the firm’s sports entertainment and international practices and follow closely on the heels of the firm’s expansion to Silicon Valley and Silicon

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Koblentz Group Places CEO at Genomind

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Koblentz Group has recruited Shawn Patrick O’Brien as the new chief executive officer of personalized medicine company Genomind in King of Prussia, PA. He replaces Thomas Hess, who had been serving as interim CEO in addition to his regular role as CFO. Joel Koblentz and Jeffrey Neppl led the assignment. “Shawn’s impressive background

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Seeks Pastor for Christ Church Nashville

Houston-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has been retained by interdenominational Christ Church Nashville in Tennessee to lead its search for a new senior pastor. The senior pastor for Christ Church Nashville will hold a primarily spiritual office, said Vanderbloemen Search Group. The individual must demonstrate godly character, competence and knowledge


6 Global Workforce Predictions for the New Year

The workforce continues to evolve at an incredibly rapid rate as transformations in society, government, culture, technology, communications and law impact employers. As we look forward to the year ahead, low unemployment, a rise in concern over how technology is shaping the future of work and a series of movements giving power to the people are

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Storbeck/Pimentel Recruits Provost for Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines, commonly known as Mines, with the assistance of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, one of the nation’s leading boutique providers in the higher education space, has named Richard Holz as its next provost. Mr. Holz is currently dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University and will join Mines


Heidrick & Struggles Taps Business Talent Group’s Pool of Independent Professionals

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has entered into an exclusive agreement with Business Talent Group (BTG) to offer its clients access to the high-end online job platform’s pool of independent business professionals, on demand, for critical, project-based assignments. “Once reserved for temporary backfill work or emergency support, independent professionals

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PFM Executive Search Lands CEO for Fraserway RV

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Stephen Simms as the new CEO of Fraserway RV. PFM partners Shaun Carpenter and Shelina Esmail led the assignment. Mr. Simms brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience with Fortune 50 companies and a diverse business background in accounting, operations, merchandising, loss prevention and human resources. He spent the


Lucas Group Strengthens Accounting and Finance Practice

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded with the addition of Madison Berney as managing partner for its accounting and finance practice in Denver, CO. She will lead a team of accounting and finance recruiters as they look to meet the evolving demand of clients and candidates in the booming Denver job market. According


The Top 10 Emerging Talent Trends for 2019

If 2018 was all about who was getting jobs, 2019 may be about how jobs work. Indeed, this may be the year that organizations start retooling how they find, evaluate and even pay employees. Chalk up the shifts to, among several factors, the tight labor market and a massive influx of data, according to a new talent report

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Slone Partners Places Chief Medical Officer at Goldfinch Bio

Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed Frank Czerwiec as chief medical officer at Goldfinch Bio, a Cambridge, MA-based biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing precision medicines for the treatment of genetically-driven kidney diseases. “Goldfinch Bio is the leading life sciences and precision medicine company working passionately on kidney diseases which now affect over 800 million people

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Police Chief for Mount Holyoke and Smith College Police Department

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been selected by Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges to find a chief for their shared police department. Search associate Heather J. Larabee is leading the assignment. A third institution, Hampshire College, recently left the collaborative police department. The Mount Holyoke and Smith police department is responsible for the safety


Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director of Global Operations

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of C.J. Bolster as managing director of global operations. Based in London, he is responsible for driving the firm’s growth and expansion in international markets. Mr. Bolster has over 30 years of experience as a highly regarded senior executive in management consulting and executive search, working with


Talentsoft Secures $50 Million in Funding

France-based Talentsoft, a cloud-based human resource software solutions provider for talent management learning, has raised $50 million in a financing round which it says will boost continued growth via innovation and international market expansion. Francisco Partners leads the new investment, alongside existing investors Bpifrance and Goldman Sachs who are strengthening their capital. The total funding round


4 Hiring Strategies When Talent Markets are Tight

Everyone is readying their horses at the starting gate for the 2019 race to hire the best people in the market. But with a list of tasks distracting recruiters from delivering results in an increasingly tight hiring market, many may be at their wits’ end to find quality talent. A new report by IQTalent Partners offers four

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Nolan Partners Recruits CEO for USA Cycling

Chad Biagini, managing director of North America for Nolan Partners has placed former New Balance Athletics executive Rob DeMartini as the new CEO of USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, CO. “Our entire board and management team enthusiastically welcome Rob as our new CEO,” said Bob Stapleton, USA Cycling chairman of the board. “His passion and ambition for both the

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Phillips Oppenheim Seeks New President for Newberry Library

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been retained by the Newberry Library, an independent research library in Chicago, to lead its search for a new president. Principal Susan L. Meade and founding partner Jane Phillips Donaldson are leading the assignment. The new leader of the Newberry, as the library is commonly known, will succeed David Spadafora, who


Buffkin / Baker and College Sports Solutions Form Partnership

Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have formed a new partnership. Under the strategic alliance, the two firms will combine their executive search services to better serve universities and colleges, intercollegiate conferences and collegiate athletic organizations. The two organizations will collaborate in all areas of the executive search business at many of the nation’s


AIMS International Adds New Member Firm in Argentina

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Argentina with the addition of professional coaching and executive search firm Vistage Argentina. Juan Luis Crespin, chairman of the firm, joins as managing partner, AIMS International Argentina, along with Laura Martinez who becomes a partner. Mr. Crespin and his team said it is “their great pleasure to join AIMS International,


6 Reasons Why Executive Search is Ready for Disruption

The executive search industry continues to be in flux, and as a result search firms have been uncertain or wary about what their next move should be. To what extent will digitalization affect the industry? What about AI? How best to price and stay competitive? Should one offer diversified services? These are just some of


Amid Recent Growth Caldwell Posts 5.6 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted first quarter revenues of $15.9 million (all dollar figures Canadian), up 5.6 percent from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $15.05 million. Net earnings before tax were $388,000 ($0.10 per share, compared to net income was $410,000 ($0.20 per share) in the comparable period a year earlier. “Though

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Chelsea Partners Finds New Leader for United Cerebral Palsy in California

Chelsea Partners, a Los Angeles-based executive recruitment firm, has placed the new president and CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA). Lori Anderson, chief operating officer and vice president of residential services for Bethesda Lutheran Communities, steps into her new role on Jan. 21. Andy Knox, the search

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Korn Ferry Recruits New Head Coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With the NFL regular season over and the Super Bowl approaching, a flurry of coaching and general manager activity has been underway. And Hunt Scanlon Media has been tracking it all. Korn Ferry recently assisted in placing Bruce Arians as the 12th head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He takes over from Dirk Koette, who

Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks CEO for U.K.-based Ordnance Survey

Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected by U.K. mapping authority Ordnance Survey (OS) to lead its search for a new CEO. Patrick Johnson, the search firm’s country manager for the U.K., is leading the assignment. “This is an exciting time to have the opportunity to lead a business of great significance within the U.K.,” said Kiernan

Ratliff & Taylor Finds New President for Leadership Akron

After a four-month search, Independence, OH-based executive search firm Ratliff & Taylor has placed Barry Dunaway as the new president of Leadership Akron. The search was led by senior consultant Patti Shumay and senior vice president and practice leader Linda J. Gray. The non-profit’s previous leader, Mark Scheffler, departed last year to become executive director of the Timken Foundation of Canton in

Ward Howell International Adds to New York Office

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has appointed John J. Keller as partner, innovation & transformation, based in the firm’s New York office. As an executive recruiter, Mr. Keller is charged with finding innovators, “game changers who can lead, transform, assess, integrate and grow businesses, teams and cultures,” said the search firm. “We are delighted to welcome John to Ward Howell,”

Hudson Global Rebrands and Relocates to Connecticut

Talent solutions provider Hudson Global Inc. has changed its operating brand name from Hudson to Hudson RPO. The company also launched a new brand identity, logo, website (http://www.hudsonrpo.com) and investor relations presentation as part of the change. In addition, Hudson RPO relocated its corporate headquarters from New York City to Old Greenwich, Conn, a move

More Volatility, Less Motivation Expected in 2019

The start of 2019 follows a year in which all major stock indexes recorded their worst performance since the financial crisis a decade ago. The market’s extended volatility is an obvious financial and strategic concern for corporate leaders, according to a new Korn Ferry report. Experts say it also represents a latent and potentially more damaging threat: talent

JDG Associates Seeking Architect of the Capitol

Rockville, MD-headquartered executive search firm JDG Associates has been retained to conduct a highly unusual search: seeking a new architect of the U.S. Capitol – just the 12th in its long history. President Darren DeGioia is leading the assignment. The architect of the Capitol, appointed for a 10-year term by the President, is responsible to the U.S. Congress

Tracy Wolstencroft Steps Down as Chairman of Heidrick & Struggles

Tracy R. Wolstencroft has stepped down from his role as chairman of the board of directors of Chicago-headquartered executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles. Increased commitments from his new position as president and CEO of the National Geographic Society prompted the decision. He will continue to serve as a member

Arts Consulting Group Seeks New Leader for the National Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Boston-headquartered executive search firm Arts Consulting Group has been enlisted to find the next executive director for the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. Vice president Jenna Deja is spearheading the assignment for the search firm. Sarah Bartlo-Chaplin, who has held the role since 2015, announced last year that she would be accepting a position as president

Mercuri Urval Names 18 Partners

Mercuri Urval, a global Swedish executive search, professional recruitment and talent advisory organization founded in 1967, has appointed 18 partners. The newly appointed equity partners represent eight nationalities from Mercuri Urval’s global organization. In 2016, the founder and owner donated the search firm to a foundation, Stiftelsen Mercuri Urval, in order to ensure a longstanding, secure

5 Job Market Trends Expected in 2019

After nine years of steady growth, the nation’s economy charged ahead in 2018. Dark economic clouds, however, appeared on the horizon. Tariffs stoked fears of slowing trade that may cripple U.S. exporters and raise prices for consumers. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates three times, causing a slowdown in the nation’s housing market in a

Spencer Stuart Finds New Leader for Babson College

Spencer Stuart recently recruited Stephen Spinelli Jr. as the 14th president of Babson College in Wellesley, MA. When he takes the helm of the private business school in July, Dr. Spinelli will be the first Babson president to have previously led another university, having served for 10 years as president of Philadelphia University. Kerry Healey, Babson’s first

Credit Union Resources Finds CEO for STAR Credit Union in Houston

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

Bedford Consulting Group Expands in Calgary

Stephen Diotte has joined the Bedford Consulting Group as its newest partner. He will lead the design of talent management systems for clients, based out of Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Diotte is a national expert in compensation, organization effectiveness, human resources optimization, change leadership and labor relations. Most recently, he was with Odgers Berndtson where he was

Bailey Fisher Names Head of Technology Practice

U.K.-headquartered life sciences specialist Bailey Fisher Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Toby Young as head of its technology practice. Mr. Young previously spent 18 months in an operational role with growth technology company CUBE Global. In that role, he supported the business across its talent and partnership strategy. He led Bailey Fisher’s technology practice, from 2012

HR Challenges Expand in the New Year

Today’s workforce is changing at an incredibly rapid rate as transformations in society, government, culture, technology, communications and the legal landscape impact employers and the workplace. With 2019 now here, the workplace will continue to see disruption, and employers are in for more changes as new and different challenges emerge. Against this backdrop, workplace violence,

Egon Zehnder Finds New Commissioner for Australian Football League

Executive recruitment firm Egon Zehnder has placed the Australian Football League’s (AFL) first Indigenous Australian commissioner. Helen Milroy, a professor at the University of Western Australia and a commissioner with the National Health Commission, is a descendent of the Palkyu people of the Pilbara region in Western Australia. Ms. Milroy will become the professional rugby

Weill Cornell Medicine Taps Buffkin / Baker to Find Major Gifts Officer

Major gifts officers are among the most vital roles for medical research organizations. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners of not-for-profits everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of

ZRG Partners Adds Retail Sector Search Specialist

ZRG Partners, one of the fastest growing global boutique executive search firms, has continued its aggressive expansion with the addition of Frederick Lamster as a managing director and a retail sector specialist within the firm’s growing consumer practice. ZRG described the move as part of a strategy and commitment to accelerate its ability to serve

IMD International Adds New Member Firm in Spain

With recruiting assignments increasingly coming in from around the globe, executive recruiters are developing new practices, hiring recruiters and opening new locations. While the uptick in business has proven to be good for virtually every search firm, global recruiting consortiums seem well-placed and well-anchored to take advantage of some geographic areas that once seemed to

Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 3.9 Percent as 312,000 Jobs are Added

Employers added 312,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 220,000. The December gain is the 99th consecutive month of job growth. Overall, the economy created 2.6 million jobs last

Witt/Kieffer Recruits Chief Diversity Officer for ArtCenter College of Design

After a comprehensive international search, Witt/Kieffer placed Aaron I. Bruce into the new inaugural role of vice president and chief diversity officer for the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Consultant Charlene Aguilar is led the search along with associate Christine Pendleton. With more than 20 years of experience leading initiatives focused on campus diversity, inclusion and international engagement,

Families First Turns to BoardWalk Consulting for New Leader

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been selected to find the next chief executive officer for Families First, a non-profit family service agency based in Atlanta. Managing director Kathy Bremer and senior associate Laura Lovelace are leading the assignment for the search firm. Families First is seeking a CEO with proven leadership, communication and organizational

Kincannon & Reed Appoints New CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has appointed Isvaldo Perez Jr. as president and CEO. He succeeds Greg Duerksen, who will continue to serve as chairman and remain active in

Boyden Opens Office in Miami

Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. The firm recently opened a new office in Miami, expanding its presence in the U.S., Central America and the Caribbean. Eduardo Rabassa, previously managing partner of Amrop Miami, has joined the firm to lead the office. Also signing on with firm are Carla Palazio, Annie Rothe

The Global Recruiting Sector is in Growth Mode, But Challenges Loom

Uneven stock markets aside, the strong economy has helped the executive search industry enjoy steady growth around the world in recent years. Technology in particular has created new roles as well as greater demand for leaders to fill them. And with top talent in short supply, recruiters have become increasingly valued partners to businesses just

Korn Ferry Taps NBA Executive for Vanderbilt Athletic Director Post

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Recently, Korn Ferry placed Malcolm Turner as the new vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. The current AD, David Williams, is retiring in May. Jed Hughes, who heads Korn Ferry’s sports practice, led

DHR International Recruits Chief Supply Chain Officer for Michaels Companies

DHR International recently placed Mike West as the new chief supply chain officer at the Michaels Companies. Managing partners Marcey Rubin Stamas and Frank Spencer led the assignment. Mr. West most recently served as senior vice president of supply chain field operations at Lowe’s. In that role, he led operations for the company’s regional and flatbed

Recently Launched Carpe Diem Partners Expands

Recognized as one of the “Most Powerful Women in California” by the National Diversity Council, Mona Ameli has joined newly formed executive search firm Carpe Diem Partners. She will lead the diversity & inclusion practice and serve as a managing partner. “With the addition of Mona to our team, Carpe Diem Partners becomes the only certified

Panorama Adds ALSpective to Roster

Panorama, a global network of independent executive search firms, has added international consulting and search firm ALSpective Group as its newest member firm. ALSpective is an international executive search firm offering leadership consulting, governance and strategy. The firm has offices in Paris, Geneva and Tunis. Albert Hiribarrondo serves as the group’s managing partner and CEO. Mr. Hiribarrondo

H2 Talent Launches to Serve Marijuana Industry

Talent deficits exist in every field. But the marijuana industry is exceptionally short on senior-level leaders who can come in and cross-pollinate their functional and sector skill-sets. H2 Talent in Boulder, CO, is the latest recruiting entrant to serve cannabis companies looking for senior talent. The search firm was launched specifically to provide C-suite and

Caldwell Places CFO at Lifesize

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. Recently, Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell recruited Matt Hibbard as the new CFO of Lifesize, a global provider of video collaboration

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