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Caldwell Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for AffiniPay

Jay Millen and Carlos Cata of Toronto-based Caldwell recently assisted in the recruitment of Ana Villegas as chief marketing officer of AffiniPay, a leading SaaS for professionals. Following the news of AffiniPay’s acquisition of legal practice management software company MyCase, Ms. Villegas will lead marketing and help drive growth for AffiniPay’s payment and software offerings. “As AffiniPay and MyCase join


Egon Zehnder Opens Office in Dublin

Egon Zehnder recently opened a new office in Dublin, Ireland. The Dublin location marks Egon Zehnder’s 63rd global office, now across 36 countries. The office is led by Andrew Roscoe and senior advisor Karl Croke. “While we’ve served clients in Ireland for more than 20 years, this deepening of our commitment strengthens our presence in Ireland, so we

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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.


Reilly Partners Recruits Chief Economist for Nationwide

Chicago-based executive search firm Reilly Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Kathy Bostjancic as their new senior vice president and chief economist at  Nationwide. Ms. Bostjancic succeeds recently retired, former chief economist David Berson. She is the second person and the first woman to be named chief economist at the company.  “This was another fantastic search with

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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?


Cornerstone International Group Opens Office in Miami

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has opened a new office in Miami. Cornerstone Miami will be led by managing director, Raul Coz and regional chairman, Diego Cubas. This office will serve as a hub joining the U.S. and Latin American markets, reinforcing Cornerstone’s presence in 12 countries in the Americas.  The new


Combatting Talent Shortages in the Booming Cybersecurity Market

Globally, there is a severe talent shortage in the cybersecurity job market. The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently reported a shortage of 3 million cybersecurity professionals around the globe. Furthermore, Cybersecurity Magazine, recently revealed that there will be 3.5 million open positions in cybersecurity by 2025 due to the global workforce shortage. The lack of


Artico Search Recruits Chief People Officer for LTK

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


Reffett Associates Fills Key Roles for Federal Government

Seattle, WA-based Reffett Associates has been enlisted to help fill a series of key senior executive roles in technical and hard-to-fill positions for the federal government. Already this year Reffett has assisted the U.S. Army Material Command at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL with recruitments for three highly qualified expert (HQE) positions. To be


Anthem Executive Recruits CFO for Texas Tech University System

Executive recruitment firm Anthem Executive recently assisted in the recruitment of James Mauldin as vice chancellor and chief financial officer the Texas Tech University System (TTU System). He succeeds Gary Barnes, who announced his retirement earlier this year after a 45-year career, which included serving the TTU System as vice chancellor and CFO for more than five


Solomon Page Expands Clinical Resource Network

Executive search firm Solomon Page has announced the national expansion of Clinical Resource Network (CRN) with the addition of Josh Greenthal as senior vice president, national accounts. “This growth represents a new stage of our evolution,” said Aly Schlosser, who co-founded CRN in 2002. “We are thrilled to welcome Josh to our team and are confident he


Expanding the Role of CISOs on Boards

Not since 2002 and the passing of the massively consequential Sarbanes-Oxley Act, when the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) required America’s boards of directors to appoint chief financial officers and form audit committees, has there been such a critical impending change to board skill-sets and reporting. The SEC has once again identified a serious gap


Growing and Developing Next Generation Leaders

Today’s members of the C-suite have a special responsibility to help mold the leaders of the future. In a new report, Signium’s Matthew Dallisson looked into what attributes are needed in next generation leaders, and how to develop them. “Clients engage Signium to enhance the NextGen leadership in their own organizations by identifying a pipeline of

ON Partners Recruits CEO for Royal House Partners

ON Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Doug Hart as the new CEO for Royal House Partners (RHP),  a CPS Capital-owned provider of residential HVAC, plumbing and electrical services. Partners Baillie Parker and Matt Mooney led the assignment. “We are thrilled to have Doug join the RHP team,” said Jason Fenn, partner at CPS Capital. “Doug is an incredible leader


RPA Nearing End Stages of President Search for Slippery Rock

Williamsport, PA-based higher education executive search firm RPA Inc. has been involved in the recruitment of a new president for Slippery Rock University (SRU). William Behre, who has led the school since 2018, announced in February that he plans to retire, effective June 30, 2023. Dana John Cohick and Kendra Mozug are leading the assignment. The search firm has


ZRG Partners Opens New Office in Dubai

ZRG Partners has opened a new office in Dubai which will be led by Natalie Sleiman, managing director and EMEA lead for the firm’s professional and technology services practice. The firm now has team members positioned in key global markets on five continents. “UAE is a crucial financial and cultural hub,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. “Our


Caldwell Posts 31 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q4 revenues of $35.9 million (Canadian), a 11.6 percent decrease from a year ago. Full year revenues rose by 31 percent, from $119.5 million last year to $156.2 million. Financial results include those of IQTalent Partners, Inc. “This was an exceptional year in our firm’s history, as we shattered previous records for revenue and


Effective Reference Checking: A Definitive ‘Why’ and ‘How-To’ Guide 

In an era of increasing artificial intelligence, automation. and digitization, the importance of traditional reference checking as a risk management mechanism cannot be understated. A recent report from NGS Global’s Steve Lavelle, Mark Lelliott, and Fernando Zavala looks at why it is so fundamental to hiring success, and provides helpful tips for ensuring that your process


NFP Acquires Juno Search Partners  

Philadelphia-based executive search firm Juno Search Partners LLC, has been acquired by NFP, a property and casualty broker, benefits consultant, wealth manager, and retirement plan advisor. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Co-founders Mikal C. Harden and Vicki Sack will join NFP as senior vice presidents. “I’m beyond excited to welcome Mikal, Vicki,


Riviera Partners Recruits Chief Product Officer for Versapay

Today’s chief product officer is responsible for all product-related matters, and the role is growing in demand, according to executive recruiters who place them. The position typically includes product conception and development, production, innovation, and project and product management. In many IT/ telecommunications companies, the position includes release management and production. Chief product officers generally work on


SearchWide Global Seeks CEO for Visit Spokane

Executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for Visit Spokane, a destination marketing organization in Washington State. Last month, Meg Winchester announced her retirement from the non-profit’s top job effective Jan. 1. Nicole Newman, the search firm’s vice president, is leading the assignment. Responsibilities of the role


True Names Leaders for Climate Tech and Healthcare & Life Sciences Practices

Executive recruiting firm True Search has named EMEA and APAC leaders for its climate tech practice as well as its healthcare and life sciences practices. Partner Nathaniel Hook, formerly managing director of global executive search firm WittKieffer, is now head of healthcare and life sciences practices, EMEA, and APAC. Partner Rafe Jackson, who has been instrumental in True’s expansion into new markets as a global


The Benefits of Using an Executive Search Firm

Great recruitment takes hard work. You need a solid and effective process end to end to be able to access the best candidates and provide the offers that keep them once you’ve found them. This all requires a certain expertise and approaching not just those officially interested in a position, but also those who don’t


DHR Global Recruits CFO for Scotts Miracle-Gro

DHR Global has placed Matthew Garth as the new CFO of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., a leading lawn and gardens products company. Rob Tillman, managing partner of DHR’s global financial officer practice, led and completed the search in less than 60 days. “The chairman and CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro challenged us to move quickly while


Arts Consulting Group is Tapped to Find Executive Director for New England Foundation for the Arts

Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has been enlisted to find the next executive director for the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). Wyona Lynch-McWhite, senior vice president, is leading the assignment for the search firm. NEFA values an equitable, diverse, and inclusive world and is committed to hiring individuals who share, value, and support


Morgan Samuels Appoints Chief Financial and Operations Officer

L.A.-based executive search firm Morgan Samuels has named Jarrod Gray as chief financial and operations officer. “We are delighted to have Jarrod on our team. His strong background in finance, human resources, and business development operations is in direct alignment with our growth strategy goals,” said Bert Hensley, CEO of Morgan Samuels. “He is a world class leader, and we


Mercuri Urval Names Leader of Frankfurt Office

Stockholm, Sweden-based executive search firm Mercuri Urval (MU) has named Thorsten Kocherscheidt as group director and leader of the Frankfurt office. “I am confident that Thorsten will support our growth plans in Europe and help us to become even stronger in financial services, and I am convinced that he will bring further success for our clients particularly


How CHROs can Prevent Top Talent from Leaving

The COVID-19 pandemic, rising economic uncertainty and geopolitical risk, and the increasing emphasis on environment, social, and corporate governance matters all have important leadership implications. As advisors to the C-suite, Russell Reynolds Associates has been closely monitoring these trends and advising leaders and teams through this tumultuous time. The search firm’s Netila Demneri and Harsonal


Winning and Keeping Talent During the Great Reshuffle

In today’s post-pandemic talent landscape, employers and companies not only need to worry about the Great Reshuffle and Great Resignation, but also the latest workforce trend of “quiet quitting.” The pandemic upended the traditional workforce, giving candidates and employees more power than ever when it comes to hiring, compensation, and benefits. In a new report,


Northwind Partners Recruits Chief Growth Officer for Integral Federal

Reston, VA-headquartered executive search firm NorthWind Partners has recruited Jason Siminski as the new chief growth officer of Integral Federal, an intelligence and national security solutions provider. The assignment was led by director Jonathan Rice. “We are happy to bring on board Jason Siminski as Integral Federal’s new chief growth officer as we focus on our next level of

Reasons Candidates Don’t Get Calls or Great Offers

If you’ve had the chance to talk with one of the longest tenured executive search professionals in the country, you’d best be ready to feel exposed, laugh a lot, and learn what it takes to secure the job you want—not the leftovers. Entering his 38th year in executive search, industry behavioral scientist and capitalist Russ

Renovata & Company Recruits CHRO for Siteimprove

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has placed Britt Provost as the new CHRO for San Francisco-based marketing performance platform Siteimprove. “Britt joins as Siteimprove’s first chief human resources officer as the company ramps up for another big year,” said Joanna Chang, partner at Renovata & Company. “She has held people and human

Kirby Bates Associates Seeks Chief Nursing Officer for Winchester Medical Center

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

Job Cut Plans are Rising Amid Inflationary Risks

The Labor Department reported that 200,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, an increase of 19,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 180,000 to 181,000. The four-week moving average was 188,000, an increase of 8,000 from the previous week’s revised average. The

InterSearch Adds New Member Firm in France

InterSearch Worldwide, a global alliance of executive search companies, has added French executive search firm Grant Alexander as its newest member firm. “At InterSearch we strive to partner with the best independent executive search firms and are very excited to strengthen our operations in France with this strategic alliance,” said Frank Schelstraete, chairman of InterSearch

How to Avoid Losing a Hire During the Final Stage 

The intense competition for executive talent has exploited another facet of the executive hiring process – the treacherous time period between offer and start date. While losing a candidate to a last-minute competing offer was not previously unheard of, the frequency and aggressiveness of incidents happening today requires CEOs, boards, and hiring teams to respond

Making the Right Human Capital Decisions

Change hits, sometimes suddenly and without warning. Value shifts. Money moves quickly to keep up. Talent gets redeployed slowly, lagging behind both money and value. In an era of slow, incremental change, this chain of events might not be a problem. Not so in today’s world of rapid and almost constant disruption, according to CEO.works, a

ZoomInfo Acquires Comparably

ZoomInfo, which focuses on modern go-to-market software, data, and intelligence, has acquired Comparably, a leading recruitment marketing and employer branding platform, to enable companies to proactively attract and engage top talent. Financial terms were not disclosed. The combination of Comparably and ZoomInfo’s TalentOS (formerly RecruitingOS) platform is expected to deliver one of the most powerful

Daversa Partners Recruits CFO for ConsenSys

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has assisted in the recruitment of veteran financial leader Phil Davis as the new CFO of ConsenSys, an Ethereum and Web3 software company in New York City. Partner Peter Baiocco led the assignment. “We are delighted to have Phil join us at this critical time in

AEGEUS Executive Search Recruits CEO for Black Swan

Sydney-headquartered AEGEUS Executive Search has recruited Ian Booth as CEO of Black Swan’s State Theatre Company of Western Australia. Mr. Booth has worked in the creative industries in Western Australia for over 20 years, principally in the Australian film and television industry. As CEO of Screenwest (2007 to 2017), he led the organization through a period of great expansion

What Defines an Effective Recruiting Team

For many businesses, recruiting top talent and the right talent can be a challenge. Looking for the most qualified person for each role as well as cultural fit is always the challenge, says Sheila Greco, of SGA Talent, in a new report. “Now more than ever a company’s recruiting team and recruiting partners need to be qualified to

Spencer Stuart Places President for Davidson College 

Spencer Stuart has assisted in the recruitment of Douglas Hicks as the 19th president of Davidson College in North Carolina. He succeeds Carol Quillen, who announced in August that she is stepping down after 11 years as president. “Doug learned and led at some of our nation’s top liberal arts colleges,” said Alison Hall Mauzé, chair of

ZRG Recruits CEO of the San Diego Blood Bank

ZRG Partners, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, has placed Doug Morton as the new CEO of the San Diego Blood Bank. Robin Toft, of the firm’s global life sciences and boardroom diversity practice, led the nationwide search. Mr. Morton has dedicated more than 21 years to the organization, joining the team in

Moran Company Seeking CEO for the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been enlisted to find a new chief executive officer for the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement (CLM), a social and emotional learning program. Scarlett Lewis, who founded the organization shortly after her six-year-old son, Jesse, was murdered during the Sandy Hook Elementary School

Pedersen & Partners Names Global Head of Insurance Practice

Dubai-headquartered executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has appointed Rod Haire as a client partner and the global head of the firm’s insurance practice based in Hong Kong. “We are very pleased to have Rod join our global team to lead the further development and growth of our insurance practice,” said Gary Williams, CEO of Pedersen & Partners. “Rod is

PE-Backed Checkr Acquires GoodHire in $400 Million Deal 

Checkr, a private equity backed HR technology company, has entered into an agreement to acquire Inflection, whose flagship brand GoodHire is a provider in background checks for small businesses. This is Checkr’s largest acquisition to date, enhancing its leadership in the background check sector. “This acquisition is bringing two of the most innovative companies in

ON Partners Recruits Chief Client Officer for ATSG  

ON Partners partner Seth Harris has helped to recruit Warren Greenberg as the new chief client officer of ATSG, a leading tech-enabled managed services and solutions company in New York City. Mr. Greenberg joins ATSG’s senior executive team at a time of rapid growth and expansion. With over 25 years of industry experience and deep

Herbert Mines Recruits Chief Merchant Officer for Merrell

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates recently assisted in the recruitment of industry veteran Sumi Scott as the chief merchant officer for Merrell, a leading outdoor performance and lifestyle brand. “We’re thrilled to welcome Sumi to Merrell – we believe her extensive experience, merchant mindset, and passion for the outdoors is

Preng & Associates Recruits CFO for Reabold Resources

Immediate concerns around cash flow, liquidity, and the bottom line are taking precedence at many companies due to continued fallout from the pandemic. But there are high-value lessons emerging from the current health and economic crisis that chief financial officers should bear in mind, according to recruiters specializing in finding talent for finance functional roles. Houston-based

Randstad Acquires France-Based Digital Recruiting Platform

Acquisitions and consolidations continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. Randstad N.V. recently confirmed that Randstad France will acquire Side, an end-to-end digital staffing platform in the region. The acquisition is expected to strengthen Randstad’s offering and market position through increased digital presence and capabilities. Side, which

Defining the Barriers of Inclusive Environments in the Workplace

Diverse and inclusive environments in the workplace should provide a sense of normalcy for organizations’ operations. According to Cowen Partners Executive Search, the benefits of establishing a diverse and inclusive workplace should be obvious, and they can include (but are not limited to): supporting the concept of diversity of thought among teams, increasing productivity and retention. and creating cohesiveness among

Diversified Search Group Appoints First Chief People Officer

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has named Linda A. Sanchez as its first chief people officer.  “Our exceptional people and mission-driven culture are a hallmark of Diversified Search Group’s success, and we are fortunate to have Linda joining us in this new role, which we’ve created to

Artico Search Assists Insightful Science in the Recruitment of New CMO

As business becomes more global and 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, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, co-founder of Artico Search, recently recruited

Sterling Martin Recruits CEO for AACP

Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruiting talent for associations and other non-profit organizations, has placed Lee C. Vermeulen as the new executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) board of directors, effective July 1. He succeeds Lucinda L. Maine, who is retiring

Robert Half Posts 35 Percent Revenue Rise

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted first quarter revenues of $1.398 billion, a 35 percent increase from the same period a year ago. U.S. revenue at Robert Half rose 31.7 percent year over year in the first quarter. International revenue was up 23.4 percent or 28.7 percent on an adjusted basis. Protiviti revenues were $472.3 million,

Using Culture as a Competitive Advantage

The pandemic has not slowed growth for many executive search firms, their clients, or the markets they serve.  According to Summit Leadership Partners’ Heather Gordon, at the end of 2021 many of her conversations with chief executive officers and C-suite executives across private and public companies revealed they were all struggling with the same problem:

How Brand Authenticity Attracts Top Talent

In executive recruitment, brand authenticity is becoming an increasingly important moral obligation and tool to attract top talent from your industry. With COVID-19 restrictions loosening up across the nation, more candidates are looking to get back in the office with a company they can trust. The core elements of brand authenticity lie in integrity, transparency,

Daversa Partners Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Airmeet

As business becomes more global and 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, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams

Caliber Associates Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Coherus BioSciences

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Dr. Rosh Dias as the chief medical officer of Coherus BioSciences in Redwood City, CA. “Rosh will make a valuable contribution to the leadership team of Coherus with his deep clinical development experience,” said Steve Hochberg, CEO of Caliber Associates. “Rosh is a terrific addition to Coherus at a

Jobless Claims Fall by 5,000 Amid Tight Labor Market

The Labor Department reported that 180,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 184,000 to 185,000. The four-week moving average was 179,750, an increase of 2,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The

4 Reasons to Focus on Building a Culture of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Everyone knows that diversity and inclusivity are positives in the workplace. Creating a culture where individuals feel valued and respected is crucial to creating an accepting environment. Still, the impact that a culture of DEI plays on your company goes far beyond simply making your team feel welcome, according to a report from IQTalent Partners – an on-demand talent

TurnkeyZRG Seeks Chief Revenue Officer for the Pittsburgh Penguins

TurnkeyZRG has been retained to recruit a senior vice president/chief revenue officer for professional hockey’s Pittsburgh Penguins. The CRO will serve as a forward-thinking leader shaping the continued innovation of the sales and marketing strategy for NHL team. “The individual will be responsible for developing and implementing a forward-looking, fully integrated revenue and marketing plan that

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