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Secrets to High Growth C-Suite Hiring

With many people expecting business to boom after the COVID-19 pandemic clears, bringing on new employees could turn out to be a momentous and somewhat intimidating process. “Employees are your greatest asset. After all, they decide the direction of your company’s future and are the building blocks of company culture,” said Chris Murdock, co-founder and chief sourcing

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Dine Brands Global Taps Spencer Stuart to Find CEO

Dine Brands Global Inc., parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP, has hired executive search firm Spencer Stuart to find a successor for CEO Steve Joyce, whose employment agreement with the company expires on Feb. 1, 2021. “I am proud of the growth that we have experienced during my tenure as CEO,” Mr. Joyce

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Odgers Berndtson Appoints Healthcare Services Practice Leader

Odgers Berndtson has expanded with the addition of Darin DeWitt as partner and head of the firm’s healthcare services practice. He will be based out of the firm’s Los Angeles office. “Darin is one of the healthcare industry’s top executive search consultants, having recruited senior executives across the Americas, Europe and Asia,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson

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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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Rich Talent Group Forms Alliance With Chief to Increase C-Suite Diversity

Improving diversity is something that most well-run companies and mission-driven businesses are now implementing. Progress is slow and many times it feels as if we are all taking one step forward, two steps back. But no organization is more important to the success or failure of these initiatives than executive search firms. They hold powerful

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The Science Behind Professional Business Development

Does your company “follow the science” behind searching for and hiring top talent? Research data around the science of careers and talent acquisition reveals that 75 percent of business professionals have not read a professional development book on their specialty in the past four years. “Trust the science… listen to the science… look at the facts…

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Caldwell Recruits Chief Product Officer for Built In

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, along with consultant Gina Barge, recently placed Saurabh Goorha as chief product officer of Built In, a venture-backed leader in the tech recruitment industry. Mr. Saurabh is an experienced chief product officer and general manager for SaaS, B2B and B2C products, and ML

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AboveBoard Launched to Provide Recruiting Professionals With More Inclusive Pool of Candidates

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has launched a new executive hiring platform, AboveBoard. True co-founded AboveBoard with the goal of making executive search more accessible, efficient and equitable for its members and the companies who seek them. The diversity-focused startup says it will bring an innovative, transparent solution to the need to bring more women

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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks CEO for U.K. Government Digital Service 

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained to find the next chief executive officer for the U.K.’s Government Digital Service (GDS), which oversees digital transformation and innovation strategies for all of the nation’s government. “The CEO will combine technical excellence and proven delivery experience to set the vision and implementation strategy for GDS,” said Alex Chisholm,

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ManpowerGroup Posts Q3 Revenue Decline of 13 Percent

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of $4.6 billion, a decrease of 13 percent from the same period a year ago. The company’s U.S. revenue fell 13.1 percent during the quarter. The Milwaukee-based recruiting company recorded net earnings of $10.3 million, or $1.20 per diluted share, compared to earnings of $146.1 million, or $1.92 per

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Talent for the Next Normal

Businesses around the world are entering a “high wire act in a brave new world of work and hiring,” according to a new report from Options Group. For the investment banking divisions of financial institutions in particular, the realities of a radically different operating environment are already bringing significant new challenges to how institutions assess,

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Odgers Berndtson Seeks Artistic Director for Abbey Theatre

Mark O’Donnell, managing partner of Odgers Berndtson in Ireland, has been retained by the 115-year-old Abbey Theatre in Dublin to find a new artistic director. The new artistic director will be responsible for the development, articulation, leadership, and realization of the artistic vision of the Abbey Theatre, said Odgers Berndtson. The individual will be charged with

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Frederickson Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for StockX

With the coronavirus crisis disrupting the world economy, chief people officers 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. As a recent article in The Economist put it, chief people officers “keep employees healthy;

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Calibre One Assists Equals Group with Non-Executive Director Search

Executive search firm Calibre One has assisted in the placement of Sian Herbert as an independent non-executive director of Equals Group, an international payment services provider to the retail and corporate segments of the U.K. market. The assignment was led by Hannah Joyce, a partner in the firm’s London office. “We are delighted to be able to

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20/20 Foresight Executive Search Names Pittsburgh Office Leaders

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has named Matt Jagodrinski and Dan Serakowski to lead the firm’s newly established Pittsburgh office. They will hold the title co-managing directors “As the recruiting industry continues to evolve and become hyper-local in today’s rapidly transforming marketplace, 20/20 Foresight is staying true to our mission of hiring knowledgeable, passionate specialists to ensure our company is a trusted

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The Best Ways HR Leaders Can Transition Into CHRO

Every new chief human resource officer (CHRO) comes into the role from a place of success. Past impact produced the invitation into the C-suite or into a new organization. But past success, no matter how significant, does not guarantee a successful transition. What worked before may not generate the same success at a more senior

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Greenwood /Asher & Associates Tapped by State Universities Retirement System of Illinois to Recruit Chief Diversity Officer

Greenwood /Asher & Associates, a Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm, has been selected by the State Universities Retirement System of Illinois to find its first chief diversity officer. The assignment is being led by Marion Frenche, team leader and managing consultant, practice leader for diversity, equity and inclusion, and  Julie Holley, senior executive search consultant.

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Bullhorn Names AI Business Unit Leader

Bullhorn, a provider of software to recruiting firms, has appointed Jason Heilman as leader of the company’s artificial intelligence business unit as senior vice president, product – automation and AI. Mr. Heilman was founder and CEO of Herefish, a staffing business process automation provider that was acquired by Bullhorn in January. Herefish, a former Bullhorn Marketplace partner,

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The Moran Company Recruits CEO for Open Excellence 

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has placed Seana O’Callaghan as the new CEO of Open Excellence (Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care). Jessica Pratt, who has been acting CEO for the last six months, will continue as chief communications officer. Steven Byers led the assignment. “I am

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Randstad Sourceright Appoints CEO

Global talent solutions provider Randstad Sourceright has appointed current EMEA managing director Michael Smith to the role of global CEO of Randstad Sourceright. He will assume the duties of current CEO Rebecca Henderson, effective Jan. 1. “We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Michael as our new global CEO,” said Ms. Henderson. “Michael has

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COVID-19’s Impact on the Gig Economy

In the months immediately preceding the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. gig economy was stronger than ever. Beyond your typical Uber driver or Instacart deliverer, millions of Americans relied on freelance work to support their families and generate stable sources of income, according to Carl Kutsmode of TalentRise. “From marketers and graphic designers to software developers

Talent Acquisition Success Factors in the Age of COVID-19

Talent acquisition has undeniably changed as we all face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many organizations have slowed or halted their addition of talent while others have reduced their size. “The industries we have primarily been serving in banking and insurance have been impacted significantly with only limited additional hiring for banks in risk

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Miller Black Associates Recruits CHRO for CITY Furniture

Chief human resources officers have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company. Their job description calls for them to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk taking and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest

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Kincannon & Reed Recruits CEO for California Agricultural Leadership Foundation

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has placed Dwight Ferguson as the new president and chief executive officer of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF), a non-profit public benefit corporation committed to leadership training and transformational learning experiences. The foundation operates the California Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP), a major leadership development program. Spearheading the assignment for

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RM Nephew and Associates Assists Aspen Technology with Chief Accounting Officer Search

Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has placed Christopher Stagno as senior vice president and chief accounting officer of Aspen Technology in Bedford, MA. From 2018 to June of this year, Mr. Stagno served as treasurer of Cognex Corp. a provider of machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information to help automate manufacturing and

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ON Partners Assists Papa John’s with CFO Search

Executive search firm ON Partners has assisted in the placement of Ann Gugino as the new chief financial officer of Papa John’s International. Managing partner Tim Conti, co-founder and partner Josh Nathanson and partner Bryan Buck led the assignment. “After a careful search for a candidate whose values, passion and expertise align with Papa John’s core values

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Hopeful, but Hurting; Americans Continue to File for Unemployment

The Labor Department reported this morning that 898,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected first-time claims to come in at 830,000. The latest figures portend an unstable and volatile job market. The Labor Department changed its methodology from one that used seasonal adjustments to account

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Coulter Partners Assists Sequana Medical with Chief Medical Officer Search

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new chief medical officers. In the era of COVID-19 we can expect this to be another burgeoning area for executive search firms. Life sciences-focused search firm Coulter Partners recently assisted Sequana Medical in the recruitment of Oliver Gödje as its new

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The Mercer Group Seeking Fire Chief for City of Milton, GA

Executive search firm The Mercer Group has been enlisted to find the next fire chief for the City of Milton, GA. Senior vice presidents Alan Reddish and Lisa Ward are spearheading the assignment. Robert Edgar, who has been with the department for 12 years, is retiring from the job next month. The department’s only chief

The Difference Between Talent Acquisition and Recruitment

Talent acquisition and recruitment are two related concepts that are tremendously significant for any organization targeting sustainable growth and success. At first glance, it might seem that these terms have the same meaning, but in fact there are significant differences, according to a new report by Randstad. “To ensure your HR function is operating as effectively

Adecco Acquires Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions

HR solutions company Adecco has acquired Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions for $80 million in Canadian dollars. Knightsbridge will join Lee Hecht Harrison, Adecco’s outplacement business, and the combined organization in Canada will be co-branded with both the Lee Hecht Harrison and Knightsbridge names. Adecco intends to retain most of Knightsbridge’s executives in the combined organization

Andersen Partnership Opens Office in Hong Kong

Executive recruiters Andersen Partnership has opened a new location in Hong Kong. The office will be managed by recruitment veteran Michael Doherty, who expects to hire 30 consultants over the coming months. “Our accounting and insurance clients are truly global by nature and we’re already seeing huge demand and movement throughout the region,” said Brian

JBK Associates Appoints Head of Industrial Manufacturing Practice

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has added Laura Brown as vice president of the firm's industrial manufacturing practice. Ms. Brown brings over two decades of industry and recruiting experience specifically within the senior ranks across capital equipment, clean tech, chemical, aerospace, automotive, and the life science sectors. She was previously founder and president of Talent

R. William Funk & Associates Recruits President for Winthrop University

R. William Funk & Associates has placed Daniel F. Mahony as the new president of Winthrop University. Mr. Mahony is currently the dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University. Founded in 1886, Winthrop University is a public, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. For

AGB Search Selected by Marshall University to Find its New President

Executive search firm AGB Search Inc. has been selected by Marshall University to lead in its search for a new president. The university’s most recent president Dr. Stephen Kopp passed away following a sudden illness in December. Marshall University is a coeducational public research university in Huntington, West Virginia, founded in 1837, and named after

Odgers Berndtson Adds Consumer and Retail Practice Specialist

Odgers Berndtson has added Olivier Dirdarian to its New York office as a partner, expanding the firm's consumer and retail practice. Mr. Dirdarian will manage senior-level executive search and talent assessment/advisory engagements for branded retail, apparel, cosmetics and luxury goods clients. He was a partner at Sterling International, where he led the firm's consumer, retail

Tatum and Randstad Professionals Launch Controller & Financial Resources Practice

Tatum LLC has launched its controller & financial resources practice, delivered by Randstad Professionals, a professional placement firm that specializes in recruiting for positions in finance and accounting, human resources, legal and sales & marketing. With more than 20 years of experience in delivering C-suite solutions, Tatum provides interim executive talent to spearhead new initiatives,

Hanold Associates Fills HR Post for Friedman Operating Group

Search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Nellie Apostolova as head of human resources for Friedman Operating Group. Ms. Apostolova was formerly human resources business partner with Target Corporation. Friedman, a wholly –owned subsidiary of Constellation Software, Inc., acquires, manages and builds software companies in a variety of vertical software markets. Headquartered in Chicago, Hanold Associates

Trilogy Completes Search for EdSource

Trilogy Search Non+Profit has placed Lanita Pace-Hinton as deputy director of EdSource, a nonprofit research, policy, and communications organization established more than three decades ago. Chuck Pappalardo, managing director of Trilogy Search, led the assignment. Ms. Pace-Hinton had previously founded the Digital Media Solutions Group, a communications agency that provides digital solutions, content strategy and

CTPartners’ Veteran Joins Russell Reynolds Associates

New York-based Russell Reynolds Associates has named Ernest ‘Ernie’ W. Brittingham as a managing director in the firm’s healthcare practice. Mr. Brittingham joins from CTPartners where he spent the last 16 years of his career, serving most recently as a vice chairman. While at CTPartners, Mr. Brittingham managed a diverse portfolio of the firm’s largest

Egon Zehnder Heading HR Search For Infosys

Egon Zehnder is currently leading the search for a new human resources head for Infosys. The company recently announced a restructuring that saw its current head of HR move into a different role. Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions. Founded in 1964, Egon Zehnder specializes in the recruitment and leadership

Parker Executive Search Retained by University of Iowa to Find President

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has been selected by the University of Iowa to lead its search for a new president. Outgoing president Sally Mason announced plans to retire. Founded in 1847, the University of Iowa is a flagship public research university in Iowa City, Iowa. Parker Executive Search conducts executive searches for corporations, colleges and

CTPartners’ CEO Resigns; Rival DHR Acquires Growing Stake in Company

Brian M. Sullivan tendered his resignation from embattled CTPartners after the markets closed yesterday afternoon on a day which saw the company’s stock price swing up by nearly 20 percent on anticipation of the news. The company’s board of directors announced the appointment of CTPartners’ vice chairman, Sylvain Dhenin, as CTP’s new chief. Mr. Sullivan

IIC Partners Expands into Sout Africa

IIC Partners has added Executive Headlines as its newest member firm. The partnership expands IIC Partners’ global reach to Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa. Executive Headlines specializes in the financial services, consumer & retail, human resources and technology sectors. Each managing partner has over 20 years of executive search experience. “IIC Partners’ rigorous

Hyperion Executive Search Names Associate Partner

Liverpool-headquartered Hyperion Executive Search has appointed Ross Hoare as associate partner. Mr. Hoare has more than five years’ experience working within renewable energy project management and procurement with leading installer Eco Environments. “While Ross does not come from a recruitment background, he does have extensive knowledge of the renewables sector. He understands our clients’ market

Korn Ferry Breaks the $1 Billion Revenue Mark

It has been a banner year for the executive search industry – as well as for its leader, Korn Ferry. Statistics to be released by HSZ Media next month will show that the nation’s largest global solutions provider reported total revenues for 2014 of $1,008,000,000. It is the first time a search firm has broken

Stanton Chase Names International Chairman

Stanton Chase International has appointed Mickey Matthews as its international chairman. Mr. Matthews currently serves as vice chairman/practice groups and managing director of the firm’s Baltimore office. In his new role, he will oversee worldwide activity among offices in Asia/Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and North America. Separately, Stanton Chase has added

Chandler Group Adds Partner to Open Northeast Ohio Office

Chandler Group has named Marty Hauser as a partner; he will open the firm’s first office in Northeast Ohio. Mr. Hauser has served in various leadership roles during his 35-year with Summa Health System, including CEO. “Given the rapid changes occurring in healthcare as organizations try to transform the way they deliver care – shifting

Polachi Fills Board Position for Wave Systems Corp.

Search firm Polachi Inc. has placed R. Stephen Cheheyl as a member of the board of directors at Wave Systems Corp. Mr. Cheheyl, a seasoned operating executive with experience in the computer, software and data communications industries, was formerly executive vice president of business operations of Bay Networks. Wave Systems Corp. reduces the complexity, cost

RPA Inc. Heading VP Search for Washtenaw Community College

Executive recruiting firm RPA Inc. is currently leading the search for a new vice president of instruction for Washtenaw Community College (WCC) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded in 1965, WCC welcomes more than 13,000 people from over 100 countries for study each year and grants certificates and degrees to over 1,400 students annually. RPA Inc.

Korn Ferry Posts Three Percent Fiscal Q3 Revenue Increase

Korn Ferry/(NYSE:KFY) posted revenues of $249.5 million for third quarter fiscal 2015, an increase of three percent compared to $242.2 million a year ago. The increase in fee revenue was driven primarily due to increases of 16.2 percent and 3.4 percent for Futurestep and Leadership & Talent Consulting, respectively, partially offset by a decrease of

Search Solution Group Opens Office In Baltimore

Search firm Search Solution Group has opened its third office offering recruiting services for the life sciences and analytical instruments industries. The new office, based in Baltimore, will be overseen by managing partner, Emil Gerardi, who has more than 12 years of experience recruiting in the life sciences and analytical industries. He previously served as

Direct Recruiters, Inc. Adds Supply Chain Practice Director

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has added Thomas M. Clark as director of its military transition, military leadership excellence, and supply chain/logistics practice. Mr. Clark is a former U.S Army Captain and Airborne Ranger who led troops in combat in the global war on terrorism and served as a subject matter expert on

Russell Reynolds Associates to Lead CEO Search for the American Bankers Association

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by the American Bankers Association (ABA) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Frank Keating, its current CEO, is stepping down at the end of the year. ABA chairman John Ikard wrote in a memo to member CEOs: "At the committee's direction,

Academic Search Leading President Search For Edison Community College

Washington, D.C.-headquartered Academic Search is currently leading the search for a new president for Edison Community College. The selected candidate will replace interim president Dr. Karen Rafinski, who has led the college following Dr. Cristobal Valdez’s announced departure in the previous academic year. Edison Community College was chartered in 1973 under provisions of the Ohio

Harvey Nash Expands In The U.K.

Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has grown its U.K. office with the additions of Philip Davies to lead the U.K.'s leadership consulting team and Richard Simmonds as director within the industry practice. Mr. Davies will work closely with the Harvey Nash Alumni Leadership practice across the Nordics. He has over 20 years consulting experience

IRC Global Executive Search Partners Adds Synergy Consultants India As Newest Member Firm

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Synergy Consultants India to its global network of recruiting and leadership advisory firms. Established in 1989, Synergy Consultants is among the pioneers of executive search in India. “India is one of the key emerging markets. We are really pleased that we identified such a strong and experienced

Spencer Stuart Fills Executive Director Position for ISBM

Spencer Stuart has placed Suzanne Lavin as the new executive director of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM). Ms. Lavin most recently served as the vice president of corporate marketing at UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories). The ISBM, headquartered at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has worked over the past 32

Harris Rand Lusk Heading Ceo Search For Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority

Executive search firm Harris Rand Lusk is currently leading the search for a new chief executive officer for the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority. The Authority operates accessible fixed route bus, commuter bus, ADA/disability, vanpool and airport service in the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area, and serves the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw

Heidrick Names Co-Leader to Global CHRO Practice

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International has named Daniel Kaplan as a co-managing partner of the firm’s chief human resources officer (CHRO) practice. Mr. Kaplan joins from CTPartners, where he was managing partner in charge of the firm’s global HR practice. While at CTPartners, Mr. Kaplan managed a diverse portfolio of the firm’s largest client relationships.

Assigned Executives Forms Association With EIM

Assigned Executives Ltd (AEL) has joined forces with EIM in the U.K. As two of the leading providers of ‘on-demand’ senior management capability, they will operate as one under the EIM brand to provide interim management, independent consulting and executive search services to their clients in the U.K. and overseas. “The addition to our U.K.

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