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DHR International Lands New Leader for the Miami City Ballet

Following an extensive, six-month international search, James Abruzzo of DHR International has recruited Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre CEO Tania Castroverde Moskalenko as the new executive director of the Miami City Ballet (MCB). “It is a ballet company chair’s dream to lead an organization with top talent, leadership, and vision in both the artistic and administrative realms,” said Kristi

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Russell Reynolds Associates Appoints New CFO

Former IBM finance executive Paul Ottolini has joined Russell Reynolds Associates as chief financial officer. He replaces Tom Kendall who retired earlier this year after serving the firm for 35 years in various capacities. In his new role, Mr. Ottolini will be responsible for managing the firm’s global financial operations, connecting strategy with performance and overseeing

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

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Boyden Continues Recent Expansion in Chicago

Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. The firm recently named Chuck Pembroke as a partner in Chicago. Mr. Pembroke joins Boyden with a track record in consulting and executive leadership spanning general management, strategic planning, commercial, innovation and M&A roles. His work in executive search includes the placement of senior executives

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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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Signium Opens Office in Rio de Janeiro

Executive search consortium Signium has opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro. It becomes the organization’s second office in the region, joining its location in São Paulo “It was a great experience to be in Brazil at an exciting time as their national election concluded,” said Alastair Paton, chairman. “We are incredibly proud of the speed with

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Gannett Co. Turns to Egon Zehnder to Find CEO

Gannett Co. has initiated a succession process to find a successor to president and CEO Robert Dickey, who recently informed its board of directors that he intends to retire. The company has engaged Egon Zehnder to assist in evaluating both internal and external candidates for the role. “Succession planning is one of a board’s greatest

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Charles Aris Expands Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. recently expanded its professional services offering with the addition of Lucas Durr to its finance and accounting recruiting practice. Teaming with Jim Etling, who leads the firm’s recruitment services in finance and accounting and serves as its primary practice leader in private equity, Mr. Durr will identify and recruit leaders

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Healthcare Recruiters Now Seek Leaders with Blending Skillsets

This is the time of year that most people start thinking about what to give and do for others during the holidays. For business leaders, it is the season of year-end financials, annual evaluations and budget approvals, holiday parties and winter break. It is also a time to reflect on the year that is coming to a

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Kingsley Gate Partners Finds CHRO for Greif

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs, report recruiters focused on the space. Why is there such

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Stanton Chase Opens Office in Perth

Stanton Chase International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Perth, Australia, led by directors Tony Taylor and Greg Preston. They bring a combined 55 years of executive search and business experience in the industries most relevant to the region. The expansion into the Western Australian market represents an important

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Jobs Report Points to Potential Uncertainty Ahead

Employers added 155,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 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 190,000. The November gain is the 97th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people stands at

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Ventura Partners Seeks Football Coach for Kansas State University

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been chosen to lead the search for Kansas State University’s next football coach. This week, Bill Snyder, the winningest coach in the school’s history, announced his retirement after 27 seasons, and one previous retirement. Partner Chad Chatlos will spearhead the nationwide search for Ventura Partners. Mr. Snyder, 79, leaves

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Harvey Hohauser & Associates Finds CFO for Tweddle Group

Executive search firm Harvey Hohauser & Associates (HH&A) has placed Mariam Iskandarani as the new CFO of Tweddle Group in Clinton Township, MI. “We’re entering an exciting phase of growth at Tweddle Group, so we were determined to find the ideal person for the role of CFO,” said Brian Suszek, CEO of the firm. “Once we met with Mariam, the

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Randstad Sourceright Creates New Model of Total Talent Management

Randstad Sourceright has unveiled the latest evolution of its managed service provider (MSP) offerings aimed at helping organizations manage today’s complex contingent workforce. The new model, called “MSP Ahead,” is based on the company’s “Step>Edge>Ahead” contingent talent consulting framework. It provides an advanced contingent workforce management solution that combines human cloud platforms, talent community technologies, supply chain management,

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Friisberg & Partners International Adds New Member Firm in Brazil

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting organizations, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Friisberg & Partners International recently added Brazilian executive search firm Business Partners Consulting as its

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Search Firms Adding Marketing Leaders to Guide Brands, Create Buzz

The Human Capital Group recently appointed Alex Petrini as the firm’s new marketing manager. Ms. Petrini is an experienced marketing manager with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. She began her career at OneWire, a recruiting technology platform for the financial services industry. Starting as an intern, she worked her

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Korn Ferry Posts Near 12 Percent Q2 Revenue Increase

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted second quarter fiscal revenues of $495.2 million, an 11.8 percent increase from $443 million a year ago. The increase was driven by organic growth in all segments. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – recorded diluted earnings per share was $0.81 and Adjusted

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Coulter Partners Lands CEO for Biogazelle

Global executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Armin Winands as the new CEO of Biogazelle, specialists in liquid biopsies and non-coding RNA. He succeeds co-founder Jan Hellemans, who will take on the position of chief technology officer after 10 years as CEO. Director Irene Montgomery led the assignment for Coulter Partners. Mr. Winands is a highly

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Aspen Leadership Group Seeks Chief Development Officer for Denver Zoological Foundation

Aspen Leadership Group, an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting top talent for philanthropic organizations, has been enlisted to find a chief development officer for the Denver Zoological Foundation (Denver Zoo) in Colorado. The CDO will be charged with providing strategic and tactical leadership on all Denver Zoo fundraising, said the search firm, also

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IRC Adds New Office in Hamburg

IRC Germany (Friedrichs & Partner) has expanded, opening a new office in Hamburg and bringing aboard Susanne Wagner as executive director for that location. This in the firm’s third office in Germany, along with Dusseldorf and Stuttgart. “With more than 16 years of executive search experience in Germany and internationally, Susanne fits in perfectly into

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Maximizing Your Time to Find Top Candidates

If you were brave enough to go to the grocery store this past Thanksgiving or head out shopping on Black Friday, you’re familiar with how quickly items fly off the shelves when demand is high. Today, with the unemployment rate sitting at 3.7 percent, employers face a similarly frenzied marketplace when it comes to hiring top for-profit

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Heidrick & Struggles Appoints CHRO

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named Sarah Payne as its new chief human resources officer (CHRO). Rick Greene, Heidrick’s current CHRO, will move into the Heidrick Consulting business as a partner. Both leadership changes will become effective on Jan.1. Ms. Payne had served as vice president of human resources, global executive

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Noetic Executive Search Begins Hunt for Pasadena Humane Society Leader

The Pasadena (CA) Humane Society & SPCA (PHS) has retained Noetic Search in Chicago to conduct a nationwide hunt to find its next president and CEO. The opening follows the recent resignation of Julie Bank, who led the organization for the past two years. Ruthie Hughes, the humane society’s vice president of administration, is filling the

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Inkinen & Associates Finds CEO for the Hawaii Tourism Authority

Overall, the travel and hospitality market is estimated to have an economic impact of $6.5 trillion worldwide this year. In the U.S. alone, the $1.5 trillion industry accounts for nearly eight million jobs – more than five percent of the total jobs nationwide. This has created a massive uptick of hiring within the travel sector.

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StevenDouglas Opens New Office in Westchester County

Executive search firm StevenDouglas is continuing its recent expansion with the opening an office in New York’s Westchester County to service client demand both locally and in the Northeast. The firm appointed Don Zinn as VP of executive search and leader of the location. This marks the 15th StevenDouglas office opened in the U.S., and the fifth

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Reaping the Benefits of Female Leadership

According to a just-released report from Boyden, 63 percent of C-suite and executive participants in German-speaking Europe, 75 percent in the Nordic region and 86 percent in Southern Europe report that access to top management roles is more difficult for women than for men. No surprise there. In the U.K., however, only 38.5 percent of participants see

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Acertitude Finds Chief Revenue Officer for PE-Backed Technology Platform

The role of chief revenue officer has changed dramatically over the last several years. CROs are quickly becoming mission-critical innovators for companies that look to dominate a market first and fastest, according to recruiters. The demand for these financial leaders is growing and executive search firms have been busy filling these roles. Executive search firm Acertitude recently

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Odgers Berndtson Opens Corporate and Government Affairs Practice

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has opened a corporate and government affairs practice in the U.S., bringing in Conrad Woody as a partner and practice leader. “We’re really excited to have Conrad on the team in Washington, D.C.,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “Corporate and government affairs recruiting is an increasingly urgent market segment, and

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Biophysical Society Taps Sterling Martin for Executive Officer

The Biophysical Society has retained Sterling Martin Associates to help find its next executive officer. The Rockville, MD-based non-profit is seeking a senior executive leader within a scientific, professional society or other professional membership association. Leading the assignment for Sterling Martin are David S. Martin, CEO and managing partner; Leigh Beal, senior associate; and Tricia

CDI Posts Flat Revenues for 2012

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI), a Philadelphia-based provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted fourth quarter revenues of $271 million, an increase of one percent from revenues of $268 million a year ago. The company reported net income of $5 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, versus a net loss of $0.7 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, last

Addison Group Selects Empower Software Solutions

Empower Software Solutions, Inc., a provider of human resource management and business process outsourcing services to businesses and government entities, has announced that Chicago-based Addison Group has implemented EmpowerHR/Pay to automate HR, payroll and benefits. The company is also in the process of implementing EmpowerTime for time and attendance tracking companywide. “Scaling your workforce to

ManpowerGroup to Acquire Workshop Holding

ManpowerGroup, a provider of workforce solutions, has entered into an agreement to acquire Workshop Holding AS, which, in turn, owns Workshop Bemanning og Kompetanse AS, Norway’s largest recruitment firm in the construction sector. Workshop Holding was formerly controlled by private equity company Borea Opportunity. With this acquisition, Workshop Bemanning will be incorporated into ManpowerGroup Norway’s

Hudson Global Posts 17 Percent Revenue Drop in 2012

Hudson Global/(NASDAQ:HSON) has posted fourth quarter 2012 revenues of $184.3 million, a decrease of 17.3 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011. The company recorded a net loss of $0.3 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share, compared with net income of $3.3 million, or $0.10 per basic and diluted share, a year ago.

Braswell Nees Group Completes Search for Overture Networks

Braswell Nees Group has placed Rocco Volpe as vice president of operations and quality for Overture Networks. Rocco began his career with GE in their Transportation Systems as an executive director and more recently was with Nortel/Avaya since 2007. Overture Networks is leading the transformation to Carrier Ethernet services and infrastructure at the network edge.

Spencer Ogden Partners with Kalumbila Minerals

Recruiting firm Spencer Ogden has formed a strategic partnership with Kalumbila Minerals Ltd (FQML subsidiary) to manage the recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) program for its Sentinel mining project in Zambia. The RPO will deliver new mining jobs across all of Sentinel’s mining operations through 2013. To support the project Spencer Ogden plans to open a

Nosal Partners Finds CFO for CBR Systems

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has placed Michael Johnson as chief financial officer at CBR Systems, Inc. Mr. Johnson was previously CFO at Fenwal, Inc. CBR is the world’s largest and most experienced stem cell bank. Headquartered in San Francisco and with offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Diego and Sao Paulo,

PeopleClues Partners with People Report

PeopleClues, a provider of workplace assessments, has formed strategic partnership with People Report, a provider of human resource metrics, benchmarks, trends and best people practices for the food-service industry. As a result of the partnership and the two companies’ thought leadership on workplace best practices, People Report clients will receive enhanced knowledge they can use

Furst Group Adds New VP in St. Louis Office

Healthcare-focused executive search firm Furst Group has added Jim Schmidt as a vice president in St. Louis. Mr. Schmidt has more than 25 years’ experience in executive search, principally for healthcare clients, including integrated delivery systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, physician group practices and managed care organizations. He formerly served as a managing partner with

Judge Group Creates New VIP Careers Division

The Judge Group, a recruiting services provider, has launched its newest division, VIP Careers. The mission of Veterans in Professional Careers is to reduce the unemployment rate of U.S. military veterans, wounded warriors and military spouses by helping them find careers in the civilian workforce. Michael Ferraro will head the new division. “The idea behind

DHR Adds Managing Director In Legal & Compliance Practice

DHR International has added Linda Madrid as managing director and global leader of the firm’s legal & compliance practice. As managing director, she will lead the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. As global leader Ms. Madrid will be responsible for guiding and executing senior level search assignments. Ms. Madrid was formerly a recruiter with Korn/Ferry International.

Beyond.com Acquires JobCircle

Beyond.com, Inc., a network of niche career communities, has acquired the strategic assets of Human Capital Solutions, LLC (d/b/a JobCircle.com), through its subsidiary Career Management Solutions, LLC. JobCircle.com is an online job portal for employers and job seekers in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. The acquisition enables Beyond.com the opportunity to expand its Career

B.E. Smith Places CNO for GPRMC

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has placed Tadd Greenfield as chief nursing officer at Great Plains Regional Medical Center (GPRMC). Prior to joining GPRMC, Mr. Greenfield served as chief nursing officer for Banner Health Community Hospital in Torrington, Wyo. “Great Plains Regional Medical Center was seeking a CNO with demonstrated success in nursing leadership and

Bullhorns Assigns New COO

Bullhorn, a global provider of on demand front office staffing and recruitment software, has assigned Justin Teague as its chief operating officer. Mr. Teague was most recently divisional vice president and general manager for product lifecycle management (PLM) powerhouse Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he led the $600 million mechanical engineering global business unit through

Crown & Marks Adds Managing Consultant in HR Practice

Executive search firm Crown & Marks has added Lynsey Allison as a managing consultant in its human resources executive search practice. Ms. Allison has extensive consulting experience across a range of market sectors and is highly regarded within the industry. Her career has included working for a specialist global consulting firm in both London and

Fairfield Partners Fills Position for Preferred Brands/Tasty Bite

Fairfield Partners has placed Susan Rolnick as vice president of sales and marketing for Preferred Brands/Tasty Bite, a fast growing natural food manufacturer based in Stamford, CT. Ms. Rolnick previously served as VP of sales & marketing for Vitasoy. Fairfield Partners is a retained executive search firm that specializes in placing high impact leaders in

Hay Group Adds New Leadership in San Francisco

Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, has announced that Brandon Cherry will be taking over as the market leader for its San Francisco office. In this role, Mr. Cherry will lead Hay Group’s West Coast market facing operations and continue to manage its executive compensation business in the west. He will take on people

Boyden Names Principal in Chicago

Boyden has promoted Amanda Worthington to principal in its Chicago office. Ms. Worthington, who has worked with Boyden for five years, is a member of the firm's global consumer goods and industrial practices. During her tenure at Boyden, she has successfully placed senior executives in general management, finance, marketing and sales, product development, shared services,

Companies Plan to Ramp Up Hiring in 2013

Yoh’s 2013 Workforce Trends Study reveals that 80 percent of major U.S. employers expect their 2013 hiring will meet or exceed their rate of hiring in 2012. Of companies that plan to accelerate hiring in 2013, 83 percent expect to increase staffing levels by at least three percent. Demand for talent exists at nearly every

Tyler & Company President Elected to AESC Council of Americas

Tyler & Company president Dennis J. Kain has been elected to a three-year term on the Association of Executive Search Consultants’ (AESC) council of the Americas representing Tyler & Company and Signium International. Tyler & Company has been a member of AESC since 2004. The Americas council is part of AESC’s governance structure, responsible for

Martin Partners Fills Marketing Position for Biogen

Executive search firm Martin Partners has placed Robin Jolliffe as director, global marketing, Avonex at Biogen Idec. Biogen Idec is the oldest independent biotech firm in the world. Prior to joining Biogen, Ms. Jolliffe was executive director, marketing at Amag Pharmaceuticals. Chicago-headquartered Martin Partners provides executive search services to a wide array of industries.

SCI Companies Partners with BullseyeEvaluation

SCI Companies has entered into a partnership agreement with BullseyeEvaluation (Bullseye), to make their performance management solutions available to clients of both SCI Companies and PlatformOne. The BullseyeEvaluation software solutions will include capabilities to perform employee evaluations, manage personnel talent, and optimize the performance metrics of businesses around their employees, operations and finances. Since 1985,

Witt/Kieffer Finds Baptist Easley Hospital Chief

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has placed Michael L. Batchelor as the new CEO of Baptist Easley Hospital. Baptist Easley Hospital is located in South Carolina. Mr. Batchelor comes to Baptist Easley from Greenville Hospital System (GHS) where he has served as president, North Greenville Campus since 2005.Witt/Kieffer assists colleges, universities, national educational associations, foundations, cultural

HRsoft and C-Suite Analytics Launch Employee Retention Tool

HRsoft and C-Suite Analytics have launched STAYview, a new web-based solution available for employers to improve employee retention and engagement. The STAYview solution automates the complete workflow allowing companies to implement in less than 30 days. David Kennedy, HRsoft chief operating officer, said: “CEOs told us there was a desire to conduct Stay Interviews so

Seiden Krieger Associates Adds Sports Search Practice Head

Executive search firm Seiden Krieger Associates has added Ted Gregory as executive vice president and head of its sports search practice. Mr. Gregory has been a practitioner in a retained executive search environment for the past 12 years. He possesses long-standing contacts, cross industry knowledge, human resources experience, diversity expertise, and skills in marketing, sales,

Sanford Rose San Diego Announces Promotions

Sanford Rose Associates- San Diego has promoted Linda Sierra to the role of principal and Angela Brooks to the role of associate partner. Ms. Sierra is an executive search consultant and human resources professional, having spent 18 years working in the biotechnology (pharmaceutical and diagnostic) industry within both private and public companies. In her new

Mansfield & Associates Opens Western Regional Office

Mansfield & Associates, Ltd., a research driven executive search firm with offices in Cleveland, Fort Myers, Minneapolis, and Budapest has opened its western regional office in San Diego and named Maria Casanova as regional vice president. Before joining Mansfield, Ms Casanova worked for and managed staffing firms throughout her career and held a position at

Russell Reynolds Associates Retained by International Rescue Committee

Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected by The International Rescue Committee to lead in its search for a new president. George Rupp plans to step down this summer as president of the global humanitarian relief and development organization. The IRC, which was founded in 1933 at the suggestion of

HireVue Names CEO

Video interviewing provider HireVue has named founder and chief innovation officer, Mark Newman, to the role of CEO and David Bradford has been assigned executive chairman. As chairman, Mr. Bradford will continue to oversee HireVue’s financing, board of directors and shareholder relations. As CEO, Mr. Newman will continue to oversee corporate strategy and product innovation

Ultimate Software Posts 27 Percent Revenue Rise

Ultimate Software/(NASDAQ:ULTI), a provider of HR, payroll, and talent management solutions, has posted fourth quarter revenues of revenues of $92.2 million, an increase of 27 percent, compared to last year’s revenues. GAAP net income for the quarter was $6.3 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, versus GAAP net income of $2.0 million, or $0.07 per

Cook Associates Adds Managing Director in San Francisco

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has added Jennifer Floyd as a managing director. Based in San Francisco, Ms. Floyd will support Cook’s technology and private equity practices. She joins the firm following more than 12 years at Spencer Stuart, where most recently she was an executive recruiter in that firm’s technology, communications and private equity

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