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Odgers Berndtson Names Co-Head of U.S.-Latin American Practice

Odgers Berndtson has expanded with the addition of Larry Rubin as its newest partner and co-head for its U.S.-Latin American practice. In this role, he will work closely with other practice area leaders and country managers.  “It’s exciting to grow our presence in Latin America and be able to offer our clients even more value in this region,” said Steve


The Keys to Recruiting Passive Candidates

If you’re a chief executive officer or a hiring manager today, finding a way to attract talent is top of mind. Since the onset of The Great Resignation, how to attract top talent has been a key focal point for leaders and recruitment teams—especially when it comes to executive search, according to a new report from JM Search. This candidate-driven

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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.


Kingsley Gate Partners Adds Several Members of GattiHR

In a new partnership, private equity-backed Kingsley Gate Partners has added several key members of GattiHR, who will support the firm’s continued expansion across the human resources, industrial and supply chain sectors. These members include: J.L. Baker, senior partner; Michelle DesChenes, partner; Jeffrey Kartheiser, partner; and Bob Cwenar, vice president. “We’re excited to welcome the newest members of

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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?


ZRG Partners Assists the Government of the District of Columbia with CFO Search

ZRG Partners, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, recently partnered with the Government of the District of Columbia on the search for the District’s new CFO. Managing directors Diane Charness, global non-profit practice leader, and Tim Ward, of ZRG’s professional and technology services practice, led the search that resulted in Glen Lee’s


Caldwell Recruits CEO for Bright Cellars  

John Strackhouse and Bethany George of Caldwell have assisted in the recruitment of Joe Megibow as the new chief executive officer of Bright Cellars, a data-driven wine discovery, curation, and production platform. He formerly served as CEO and board member of Purple Innovation Inc., a digitally-native vertical brand with a mission to help people feel and live better


Signium Adds Former HR Executive in Dublin, Ireland

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Executive search consortium Signium recently appointed former HR executive Jim O’Brien as consulting partner in Dublin, Ireland. Mr. O’Brien is an accomplished HR veteran with 25 years of experience. He joins Signium from Aramark, where he was


Women Still Lag on Boards and in the Executive Suite

While economic uncertainty remains a key theme in 2022, advancing gender equity remains a prominent corporate topic. Many studies have shown that companies with more diverse boards and leadership teams benefit from a wider range of experience, skills, and perspectives, and perform better. It only makes sense that stakeholders are increasing the pressure on leading


WittKieffer Recruits Senior Advisor to Chancellor and Chief Inclusion Officer at Texas Christian University

Oak Brook, IL-based search firm WittKieffer has placed Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado as senior advisor to the chancellor and chief inclusion officer at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth. Consultant Shelley Arakawa, principal Charlene Aguilar, and consultant Alejandra Gillette-Teran led the assignment. “I am delighted that Dr. Benjamin-Alvarado has accepted this position and am eager to


ON Partners Recruits Chief Product Officer for Intellect

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


The Skills That Help CEOs Make the Right Choices

Has decision making just become harder? With the business world spinning faster than ever before—and with no pre-established playbooks to fall back on—making high-stakes judgments in exhausting situations is now a daily task for every CEO, according to a new report from Russell Reynolds Associates’ Anita Wingrove, Alistair Macrae, Aimee Williamson, Ruben Hillar, and Eric


Myers McRae Seeks President for Pierpont Community & Technical College 

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been enlisted to find the next president for Pierpont Community & Technical College in Fairmont, WV. Leading the search are Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Kenny Daugherty, president, along with Jennifer Barfield, senior vice president. “This presidential search is an opportunity to lead one of West Virginia’s largest community

Furst Group Recruits CEO for Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers 

Executive recruitment firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, has assisted in the recruitment of Thomas J. Dohm as president and chief executive officer of Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers in Morris, IL. He succeeds Mark Steadham, who is retiring after serving 12 years in the organization’s top leadership position. According to Brian Angwin, board


Unemployment Rate Hits Pre-Pandemic Low

Employment rose by 528,000 in May as the U.S. unemployment rate edged down to 3.5 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Job growth was widespread, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and healthcare. Both total nonfarm employment and the unemployment rate returned to their February 2020 pre-pandemic

PE-Backed Tandym Group Acquires Longford & Company

Tandym Group, a recruitment, contract staffing, consulting, and workforce solutions company, has acquired Longford & Company, a Boston-based technology consulting and executive search company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tandym is backed by Mill Rock Capital, a growth and operations-oriented private investment firm that invests in well-positioned industrial businesses in North America. “Longford


Wilton & Bain Adds Two New Practice Leaders

Wilton & Bain has added two new practice leaders, John Wittorf and Chris Rogerson, to its ranks. Mr. Wittorf, who will lead the North American consulting and tech services practice, joins the firm as a managing partner. Mr. Rogerson, a principal, will lead the global ESG and sustainability practice. They will be based in Austin, TX


Looking into the HR Crystal Ball

2022 is halfway over, so it’s the perfect time to take a look back at some of the predictions Blue Rock Search made when the year first started. How are the year’s biggest workplace trends playing out so far? Ruben Moreno, HR practice lead for Blue Rock Search, joins Hunt Scanlon Media to lay it all out.


Artico Search Recruits Chief Technology Officer for connectRN

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. Chief technology officer hiring, in fact, is expected to grow 18 percent by the end 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, co-founder of Artico Search, recently recruited Jonathan Bourgoine as the new chief technology officer of connectRN in Waltham, MA. Mr. Bourgoine is


ON Partners Places Chief People Officer for Rent

ON Partners has placed Sheila Dehdashti as chief people officer for Atlanta-based Rent, a provider of marketing software and rental management solutions. Partners Jake Espenlaub and Tindall (Sewell) Hein, and consultant Whitney Craigo spearheaded the assignment. “Great news from our colleagues at Rent,” said ON partners in an online posting. “Sheila brings over two decades of experience in strategic global HR


The Great Resignation: Developing A Robust Retention Strategy

Significant changes to recent employment rates have forced employers to re-evaluate their approach to staff retention and the factors that influence longevity and strength in a workforce. The Great Resignation, in which millions of people are leaving their jobs in search of better lifestyles, has caused upheaval in almost every industry, creating large gaps in


TurnkeyZRG Seeks CEO for United States Soccer Federation

TurnkeyZRG has been chosen by the United States Soccer Federation, the national governing body for the sport of soccer, to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Will Wilson announced last month that he will be stepping down at the end of October to pursue new professional ventures and opportunities. “The U.S.


Isaacson, Miller Assists University of Michigan in the Recruitment of New President  

Isaacson, Miller’s John Isaacson, and John Muckle, along with Elizabeth Dorr Weithman have assisted in the placement of Santa J. Ono as the next president of the University of Michigan (UM). Dr. Ono, who is currently president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia (UBC), will begin his five-year term on Oct. 13. He will


The Changing Climate for CFOs in Private Equity

Though much has changed for CFOs in private equity in the past two years, it remains true that when a private equity firm acquires a company, one of the first three roles that the new owners usually look to reshape is that of the CFO, the others being chair and CEO. Typically, a PE firm


The Tolan Group Spins Out Healthcare Contract Business

The Tolan Group (TTG) has spun out a new business from its healthcare contract staffing division. The company will be known as ClinTech Health LLC with a primary focus on providing contract employees for short and long-term assignments as well as temp-to-perm assignments for clinical and healthcare IT professionals. ClinTech Health is led by industry veteran


Korn Ferry Acquires Interim Search Firm Infinity Consulting Services

Top experts in talent management and C-suite recruitment agree that interim leaders will likely play a significant and growing role in top grading senior-level positions in a post-pandemic era, where costs and efficiency underpin executive hiring. Korn Ferry has acquired Infinity Consulting Solutions (ICS). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be


The High Demand for Higher Education Leaders Continues

With a new school year approaching, a number of top colleges and universities have announced they are seeking new, high profile leaders to take them into new eras of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, in some cases, globalization. Several universities haven’t changed leaders in years or even decades, and their boards of trustees and search committees


CarterBaldwin Executive Search Places Chief Marketing Officer for Pepperdine University

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has helped to place Sean Burnett, formerly with the Gulf Coast division of HCA Healthcare, as senior vice president for integrated marketing communications and chief marketing officer at Pepperdine University. Mr. Burnett will lead Pepperdine’s award-winning marketing and communications team to share the university’s brand story through signature events, publications, and emerging


Kestria Names Americas Practice Leader for its Technology Practice Group

Kestria, formerly known as IRC Global Executive Search Partners, has appointed Travis Hann of Kestria Canada and USA, as the Americas practice leader for its technology practice group. “Kestria helps identify effective technology leaders who act as catalysts to enable quantum business growth,” said Gurdeep Hora, global technology practice leader, Kestria India. “We are constantly enhancing our


Managing Through the Great Resignation and Reshuffle

The Great Resignation and Reshuffle has continued into the summer, and it’s hitting the C-suite particularly hard. While the demand for top talent exceeds the supply, talented executives are more inclined to consider external opportunities, according to a new report from DHR’s Mike Magsig, Mary Matthews, and Heather Smith. As a result, companies seeking such talent

Redefining the Search Sector for PE Leaders

The private equity sector changed drastically in the past 30 years and even more so during recent times which have presented plenty of obstacles. However, private markets bounced back in 2021. After a year of pandemic-driven turbulence that suppressed fundraising and deal activity, private markets rebounded. Fundraising was up by nearly 20 percent year over

Executive Compensation Benchmarks & Search Outlook for 2022

To lure new workers, companies across the country are extending salary guidelines and considering what many once deemed unthinkable: counteroffers! It is a trend that will likely wreak havoc with executive compensation benchmarks that have been thoughtfully put in place for years. Thrive and Hunt Scanlon Media have teamed up for a highly anticipated webinar on

Reffett Associates Seeks Provost for U.S. Naval War College

Seattle, WA-based Reffett Associates has been enlisted to help find the next provost for the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, RI. Leading the assignment are Eric Reffett and Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office. The college plans to fill the provost role by Aug. 1. “We are thrilled to have been

Frederickson Partners Selected by GRAIL to Lead Chief People Officer Search

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

ManpowerGroup Posts 15 Percent Revenue Increase

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted 2021 full-year revenues of $20.7 billion, up 15.1 percent from $18 billion a year ago. The company posted fourth-quarter revenues of $5.4 billion, a decrease of six percent from the year earlier period. All brands recorded revenue growth during the quarter with Experis recording strong 33 percent revenue growth (14 percent), Talent Solutions 10

Harvey Nash Group Names Global Chief Information Security Officer to Establish Virtual CISO Practice

Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are awakening to the perils posed by cyber attacks. For years, many groups tried to ignore the problem, dismissing cybersecurity as a concern only for the biggest, most high-profile entities, be they government or corporate. These days, more groups are coming to understand how ruinous such intrusions could be. This

Economy Adds Jobs Despite the Rise of Omicron Cases 

Employment rose by 467,000 in January as the U.S. unemployment rate edged up to four percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Employment growth continued in leisure and hospitality, in professional and business services, in retail trade, and in transportation and warehousing. Over the year, the unemployment rate is down by 2.4 percentage

Flatiron Search Partners Recruits People and Culture Leader for cocokind 

As the ramifications of COVID-19 continue, broad and lasting changes to the workplace have advanced a more integrated approach to talent management built around culture, according to executive recruiters. Organizations that used to synchronize their talent to corporate vision, core values and strategic objectives are now aligning people around purpose. And for good reason: Building

Artico Search Lands Managing Director for Insight Partners

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, a co-founder of Artico Search, has placed Whitney Bouck as managing partners Insight Partners, a global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software scaleup companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. “The search was for an operating MD to join Insight Partners’ team,” said Ms. Chatfield-Taylor. “Insight is

ON Partners Places Two Key Executives for Niche

ON Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Kelly Lavin and Paul Moore, the latest executive team appointments for fast-growing Niche, a company that developed a platform of rankings on schools, colleges, and places to live. Ms. Lavin becomes the Pittsburgh, PA-based company’s first people officer. Mr. Moore is the new vice president of engineering. Leading

ZRG Partners Adds Leader to Help Expand into Greater China and Asia-Pacific

ZRG Partners, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, recently expanded with the addition of Train Luo as managing director to help lead the firm’s expansion into Greater China and the Asia-Pacific region. A cross-border executive recruiter (based in San Jose and Shanghai), Mr. Luo will join ZRG’s technology practice. “Having entered

CEOs Leaning on Chief Talent Officers More Often as Talent Issues Dominate the Agenda

Last January, chief executive officers described 2021 as the year of hope. One year later and looking back on their lived experience, many CEOs described 2021 as “challenging.” In the recently released Winter 2022 Fortune/Deloitte CEO Survey, nearly 60 percent of CEOs delivered one-word sentiments that put 2021 in a distinctly negative light: In addition

The Christopher Group Recruits EVP of People and Places for Kiva

The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, has placed Don Carter as the new executive vice president of people and places at Kiva, an online lending platform. The search was led by managing directors Nat Schiffer and Pam Noble. “Kiva had several critical goals that they wanted to accomplish on this

The Loring Group Completes Top Finance Search for Fenagh Engineering and Testing

San Francisco-headquartered executive search firm The Loring Group recently placed Sunday Adebowale as vice president of finance for Fenagh Engineering and Testing. The search was led by Rich Kampmann, a partner at The Loring Group, and was completed in 42 days. Mr. Adebowale is a seasoned and accomplished finance and accounting professional with over 20 years of

N2Growth Adds Former HR Executive as Partner

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. For CHROs, chief talent officers and other C-suite HR executives, the cross-over skills required in the search business are nearly identical. Recently, N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, named former HR executive Jos van der

Americans Continue to File for Unemployment as Workers Call in Sick

The Labor Department reported that 238,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, a decrease of 23,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 260,000 to 261,000. The four-week moving average was 255,000, an increase of 7,750 from the previous week’s revised average. The

Crescent Cove Advisors Takes Equity Stake in Kingsley Gate Partners

Kingsley Gate Partners has secured an investment from Crescent Cove Advisors, a multi-asset investment firm focused on technology investments. The equity partnership is expected to fuel the search firm’s growth through global expansion and accelerate a push into talent acquisition AI-enabled software. Umesh Ramakrishnan, one of Kingsley Gate Partners’ co-founders, has been named CEO. “First,

Academic Search Seeking Chief Diversity Officer for University of Nebraska at Omaha

The role of chief diversity officer is expanding at universities. It has become one of the most important positions for shaping the vision, culture and very face of institutions of higher learning from coast to coast. It is also increasingly becoming a cabinet-level job, with a broad range of responsibilities beyond that of most administrators. In

Assembly Group Announces Promotions

Austin, TX-based executive search firm Assembly Group has promoted Mariza Garza Warshawsky to partner, Pilar Caldwell to vice president, Audsley Carr to director, and Heather Sullivan to director of operations. “2021 was a record year for Assembly, and each of you showcased incredible talent and dedication to our company’s core values. We look forward to another incredible year ahead,” the search firm said.

Arts Consulting Group Seeks Artistic Director for Charlotte Ballet

Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has been enlisted to find the next artistic director for the Charlotte Ballet in North Carolina. Vice president Geoff Chang is leading the assignment. Last summer, Hope Muir stepped down from the ballet’s artistic director role to accept the same position with the National Ballet of Canada in Toronto. Christopher

FaithSearch Partners Appoints Leader of Higher Education Practice

FaithSearch Partners (FSP) has expanded with the addition of Andy Westmoreland as senior vice president and leader of its higher education service line. “Andy Westmoreland has dedicated his professional life to Christian academic institutions and I’m excited to have him lead our higher education practice,” said Ed Fry, president and chief executive officer of FaithSearch Partners.

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Recruits Executive Director for American L.G.B.T.Q.+ Museum   

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners recently assisted in the placement of Ben Garcia as the first executive director of the American L.G.B.T.Q.+ Museum. The search was led by Melissa Madzel, Stephen Milbauer and Jason Mannino. “After five years of working to get to this point, after our groundbreaking with the New York Historical Society last fall, the board is delighted to welcome Ben

Accelent Recruits CMO for SoftWorks AI 

Executive search firm Accelent has placed former Kasisto executive Stephen Epstein as the new chief marketing officer of SoftWorks AI. Leading the assignment were John Boehmer, managing director; Maura McShane, partner; and Jerzy Jung, associate. “We are excited to announce that Stephen Epstein has joined the company as our first ever chief marketing officer,” SoftWorks AI said. “As a member of the executive team

CarrSports Recruits Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs at Furman University

CarrSports Consulting has placed Drew Ingraham as the new senior associate athletics director for external affairs at Furman University in Greenville, SC. Mr. Ingraham previously served as associate athletics director for marketing, communications, and creative services at Texas Tech University. “Drew brings a wealth of knowledge, experience with several collegiate athletics programs, and a vital

HireQuest to Acquire Northbound Executive Search

HireQuest Inc., a NASDAQ-traded national franchisor of on-demand, temporary and commercial staffing services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Northbound Executive Search in New York City. Founded in 2010, Northbound provides executive placement and short-term consultant services primarily to blue chip clients in the financial services industry. The firm generated over $15 million

The Eliot Group Opens Office in Sydney

Eliot Partnership, a global insurance sector executive search firm, has opened an office in Sydney, Australia, its sixth location, which will be led by Graeme Young. “We all wish Graeme the best of luck in Australia and in all of his efforts within Ricarda’s Asia-Pacific team,” said Andrew Eliot, founder and managing partner of Eliot

5 Strategies for Winning High Impact Leaders in a Tight Talent Market

Companies of all types are dealing with talent shortfalls across the spectrum. But private equity firms, in particular, are navigating a perfect storm of landing high impact talent in arguably the tightest labor market seen in decades. Hiring key leaders has never been more critical for many high growth portfolio companies, yet a spike in

ON Partners Recruits CEO for Sentera

ON Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Brian Wenngatz as the new CEO of Sentera, a global provider of digital insights to agriculture products manufacturers and distributors, and enterprise food companies. ON Partners consultants Jeff Hocking and Tindall Hein led the assignment. “After an exhaustive search process, the board, the team and I couldn’t be happier to welcome Brian as CEO

Development Resources Seeks CEO for HealthWorks of Northern Virginia

Arlington, VA-based executive search firm Development Resources inc. (DRi) has been enlisted to find a chief executive officer for HealthWorks for Northern Virgina, a non-profit community health center. Nancy K. Racette, co-founder and chief operating officer, is leading the assignment for the search firm. HealthWorks seeks an engaging CEO possessing unquestioned integrity to lead the overall operations of the

Robert Half Posts 15 Percent Revenue Gain

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted full-year revenues of $6.46 billion, up 15 percent from $5.11 billion the prior year. The Menlo Park, CA-based recruiting company posted fourth quarter revenues of $1.77 billion, a decrease of 36 percent. For the year ended Dec. 31, 2021, net income was $599 million, or $5.36 per share, on revenues of $6.461 billion. For the year ended Dec.

EMA Partners Opens Office in San Francisco

Coming out of a global pandemic, executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from just about every corner of the globe. 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. EMA Partners

Measuring Culture to Manage Culture

As the ramifications of COVID-19 continue, broad and lasting changes to the workplace have advanced a more integrated approach to talent management built around culture. Organizations that used to synchronize their talent to corporate vision, core values and strategic objectives are now aligning people around purpose. And for good reason: Building sustainable cultures in the

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