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Brookfield, WI-based Cielo, a strategic recruitment process outsourcing firm, has acquired Talent Function to strengthen its market leadership and expand its service offerings. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition formalizes the strategic partnership between Cielo and Talent Function that was announced in October. “Talent Function boasts impressive capabilities and expertise in consulting,” said Sue Marks, founder and CEO of Cielo. “We’re
Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Why such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts? Corporate leaders want HR leaders who are sophisticated, proactive and strategic-minded, with strong business savvy to drive their people capabilities like they would a P&L, according to
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Russell Reynolds Associates has named Jackie Arends as a consultant and global leader for the firm’s aviation, aerospace and defense practice. Based in Washington, D.C., she works closely with C-suite leaders and board directors at the intersection of politics, government and industry. “In addition to her deep executive search experience, Jackie’s impressive background includes serving as
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?
Bullhorn, a provider of software to recruiting firms, has added David Whitley to its senior leadership team as chief technology officer, reporting to Matt Fischer, who has taken on the role of president and chief operating officer. “I am looking forward to working with David as I take on the COO role,” said Mr. Fischer. “David takes
It has been just over one year since COVID-19 changed how we do business, transplanting us from board rooms to Zoom rooms. While much of the world begins returning to some semblance of pre-pandemic life, the workplace as we knew it may be changed forever. Many employees are choosing to continue working from home while
Anna McCormick, co-CEO of LPA Search Partners, recently assisted Syniti, an enterprise data management company, in the recruitment of Kate Reed as its new chief marketing officer. “Kate has a strong reputation for transformational marketing initiatives that stand out and grow demand,” said Kevin Campbell, CEO of Syniti. “Her appointment could not have come at a
Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses. Singapore-based career platform Glints has secured $22.5 million in Series C funding led by Japanese human resources management firm PERSOL Holdings. The funding round is joined by returning investors Monk’s Hill Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, Fresco Capital, Mindworks Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, and other top investors including Binny Bansal
Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has been enlisted to find the next executive director for the Bennington Museum in Vermont. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, senior vice president, is spearheading the assignment. The Bennington Museum’s executive director must be a broad-thinking, goal- and people-oriented executive who values community engagement and leads with a clear sense of purpose and direction,
Recruitment firm Harvey Nash Group recently elected Gary Browning as its new chairman. Mr. Browning, who has been a non-executive director for the group for over two years, will be taking over from Mike Branigan who will continue in his role on the board as partner in DBAY Advisors, owners of Harvey Nash Group. “Having chaired Harvey Nash
With more than two-thirds of American workers reporting that they “do not feel completely safe” in their workplace—25 percent say they will look for a new job if their employer fails to implement new long-term protocols—employers are under increasing pressure to ensure the return to the workplace is managed safely. “Workers are keenly attuned to the steps employers
For many organizations, finding quality talent can be tough—and finding quality executive talent can be even tougher. While you may have confidence that your company can recruit your next C-suite leader without help from a dedicated search firm, the potential ramifications behind making a poor hire can be disastrous, according to a recent report by TalentRise. “That’s
Russell Reynolds Associates has been called in by The Rockefeller Foundation to lead its search for a new chief technology officer. The search firm is seeking candidates with a professional record of accomplishment that reflects significant strategic partnership with and contribution to the business, including demonstrated leadership in large, complex, multi-divisional global settings. Reporting to
After a national search, Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has helped to place Daniel Mynatt as the next provost and vice president of academic affairs for Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC. Kenny Daugherty, president of the search firm, led the assignment. Dr. Mynatt currently serves as vice provost for institutional effectiveness for the University
Raleigh, NC-based Collegiate Sports Associates (CSA) recently placed Josh Brooks as the J. Reid Parker director of athletics at the University of Georgia (UGA). The hire follows the retirement of Greg McGarity, who held the position for 10 years. “From visionary and strategist to contract negotiator, fundraiser and champion for student-athletes—the modern-day athletic director must effectively wear many hats,” said
Leadership roles in today’s colleges and universities have become increasingly demanding and complex. Senior academic leaders must balance the needs of numerous constituents—needs that require a cross-section of skills far beyond the traditional set of scholarly and research accomplishments. Interviews with a host of recruiters for the sector reveal the special challenges of their work.
In career transitions, there are clear “milestones that matter,” and none is more important or complex than an executive’s integration into a new company or tackling of a demanding new assignment, according to Crenshaw Associates. “The path to success requires executives to navigate unfamiliar corporate cultures and work with new colleagues,” said the firm’s executive chairman,
Diversified Search Group has been selected by Quinnipiac University to lead its search for a new chief information officer. The search firm is seeking an experienced CIO to lead the university in a broad array of technology management initiatives, including oversight of multi-faceted, multi-operational infrastructures and systems. The successful candidate will be a visionary who is
After a nationwide search, Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has helped to place Matthew Travis as the first chief executive officer for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB). Principal Paul Belford led the assignment. In his new role, Mr. Travis oversees the day-to-day development and management of the CMMC-AB to support the goals and objectives
Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has been retained by the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert, which provides a broad range of services to California’s communities in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, to lead a national search for a new executive director and chief executive officer. Kevin Chase, managing partner, and Catie DiFelice, senior associate,
With more states and cities lifting restrictive business measures amid a decline in the number of coronavirus cases, the jobs economy continues to show signs of improvement. Will organizations and top executives be ready to handle a quick bounce back? How effectively organizational leaders rise to the occasion will play a determining role in the structure
Caldwell has posted fiscal 2021 second quarter revenues of $24.1 million (Canadian), a 39 percent increase from the same period a year ago. Financial results include those of IQTalent Partners, Inc. (IQTP) beginning on the date of acquisition of December 31, 2020. “In our year-end review we talked about our work to transform Caldwell into a
Following a national search, Odgers Berndtson has recruited Jon Nass as the CEO and executive director of the Port of Gulfport. Tim McNamara, a partner and vice chairman of Odgers Berndtson and head of the firm’s transportation and infrastructure practice, led the assignment. “The Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA) Commission is very pleased to announce we have selected a new
Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull recently placed Drew Manning as the new chief information officer of KeyPoint Credit Union. The assignment was led by president Brandon Biegenzahn, vice president Michelle Davis, and senior executive recruiter Courtney Dorrel. “Drew is passionate about building alignment between the business units and the technology department,” said Brad Canfield, president and CEO of KeyPoint.
Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has named Eric Pringle as practice leader for the industrial segment. In this role, he will structure Kennedy’s collective experience and services in recruitment for leadership roles in the sector across the Americas and Europe. Mr. Pringle is the founder and managing partner of Integrated People Solutions /
Chief diversity, equity and inclusion officers have emerged as key leaders during this enormous period of transition for workers and the workplace. With a global workforce shifting in complexity, there is a growing need for diversity experts who can shape the vision, culture and very face of organizations. At issue: Too few women and people
Mill Rock Capital, a growth and operations oriented private investment firm, has taken an investment stake in The Execu|Search Group (TESG) in partnership with Intermediate Capital Group plc (ICG). Execu|Search Group founder Ed Fleischman will maintain a minority investment in the business and remain on the board of directors. Mill Rock’s investment will support the continued growth and expansion
The Labor Department reported this morning that 744,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 694,000 filings. The previous week’s average was revised down by 16,000 from 719,000 to 728,500. The Fed have now reported over 80 million initial jobless claims over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic
The virtualization of work has impacted more than the workday. It has impacted every level of business. Importantly, leaders are thinking differently about attracting, developing, and retaining talent. The new work environment has increased the competition for high performing talent. Hiring managers across the food and agriculture industries, for one, are re-designing strategies and thinking through new
Despite the U.S. adding a record amount of jobs last month, the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.5 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected the Labor Department to report 1.6 million initial claims. The latest numbers reflect the persistent strain on the economy caused
Chicago-headquartered Heidrick & Struggles has added Francois Kouroriez as a partner in its Boston office and a member of its financial services practice and CEO & board of directors practice. Mr. Kouroriez will lead Heidrick’s insurance sector in the Americas. He has experienced across all segments of the insurance industry, from life, P&C, and health insurance, to
Executive search firm Berkhemer Clayton, Inc. has placed healthcare veteran Jennie Chin Hansen as a member of the board of directors at SCAN Health Plan. Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, president of Berkhemer Clayton, led the search. Ms. Hansen is the senior strategic advisor and immediate past CEO of the American Geriatrics Society and previously served as president of the
Few search consultants who have left CTPartners this year can date their tenure with the beleaguered recruiting firm as far back as Adam P. Kohn. Along with his half-brother, Jeff Christian, the two formed one of the most compelling technology-based boutique search firms that became a national powerhouse recruiting operation in the 1990s. As the
Consumer goods giant Unilever PLC has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to identify a new chairman to replace Michael Treschow, who has been in the role since May 2007. The company hopes to name his successor by the end of the year. It is one of the biggest search assignments in British business this year. One of the oldest
Brentwood, TN-based The Human Capital Group, Inc. has joined Cornerstone International Group, a global network of executive search and leadership development specialists with 67 offices in 35 countries. The firm was welcomed at the Group’s annual global meeting held recently in Shanghai. Human Capital Group is led by its senior partner and founder Steve Hayes, who has more
Fox Rodney Search (FRS) has added Raj Selvadurai as a director to lead the firm’s New York office. He will specialize in international legal executive search and consulting. Mr. Selvadurai is a 15-year veteran of the New York legal market. He started his career at ALM Media as director of diversity publishing, responsible for titles including The Minority Law Journal
ChampionScott Partners has recruited Steven Russell as chief financial officer at Payspan a provider of secure electronic payment solutions to healthcare payers, providers, members and banks. Managing director Dennis Hogue and principal Stephanie McGuire led the search. Mr. Russell has over 25 years of experience as a CFO, and has been successful with reengineering, liquidity events and turnarounds throughout his career. He was
DHR International has increased its holdings in Canadian search firm Caldwell Partners International to 1,141,000 common shares, representing approximately 5.36 percent of the common shares outstanding. DHR says that its increased stock purchase makes it now the third largest shareholder of Caldwell. According to DHR, its chairman, David Hoffmann, and G. Edmund King, Caldwell’s chairman, spoke
Amrop has appointed José Ignacio Leyún as global chief executive officer and member of the executive board of the Amrop Partnership SCRL. A partner of Amrop Seeliger y Conde in Spain and head of Amrop’s global leadership assessment practice, Mr. Leyún has a long track record as a trusted advisor to the boards of a range of
Executive search firm Chartwell Partners has added Mike Magurany as a partner in its Chicago office. He will serve a national base of consumer and retail clients. Mr. Magurany focuses on C-level and other senior-level assignments in the consumer, retail, and industrial industries. He conducts searches in all functional areas, including merchandising, merchandise planning and allocation, marketing, e-commerce, finance,
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has been selected by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to lead its search for a new president. Shelly Weiss Storbeck, managing partner, is leading the search along with Julia Patton, senior associate. In April, Carol Geary Schneider announced her intention to retire from the presidency of AAC&U. She has led the university
New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been selected by LiquidHub, Inc. to lead its search for a new healthcare digital practice leader. Alan J. Work will head the search. LiquidHub is a digital integrator that partners with businesses to improve customer engagement and drive growth. Through planning, execution, and management of technology across the full technology lifecycle, LiquidHub
We’re at the midway point in 2015 and both employers and job seekers are feeling confident about the labor market. Nearly half of employers (49 percent) say they are planning to hire full-time, permanent staff over the next six months, while one third (34 percent) plan to hire temporary or contract workers, according to CareerBuilder’s
Caldwell Partners has posted third quarter revenues of $11.9 million, an increase of 20 percent from revenues during the same period a year ago. U.S. revenues increased 15 percent in the quarter to $8.4 million. Canadian revenues were up 29 percent to $3.4 million Revenues from European operations were just under $160,000. Third quarter net earnings were 36 cents per share in fiscal 2015,
Former CTPartners veteran recruiters Les Stern and Charles King have joined Diversified Search as managing directors. Mr. Stern will help Diversified expand its business by focusing on the recruitment of additional senior recruiting personnel while Mr. King brings diversity specialization to the firm’s growing board of directors search practice. Mr. Stern has over 40 years of experience in
Korn Ferry has recruited Jeffrey Herbst as president and chief executive officer of the Newseum and the Newseum Institute. Kristin Mannion, vice chairman of Korn Ferry’s CEO and board practice, and Charles Ingersoll, senior client partner and co-leader of the firm’s non-profit search practice, led the assignment. Mr. Herbst is the outgoing president of Colgate University and a noted political scientist and award-winning author. During
Executive recruiting firm Search Solution Group has placed Gary Blankemeyer as the first-ever chief financial officer of the Mint Museum. Jessyca Shuttleworth, recruiting leader, finance and accounting, headed the search on behalf of the firm. Mr. Blankemeyer has more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience, five of which are in the non-profit space. He was
Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles has increased its bank credit facilities in order to give the company additional financial options as it explores ways to further invest in its human capital lines of business. The agreement provides for a senior unsecured revolving credit facility in an aggregate amount of $100 million, with an optional increase
DHR International has confirmed that it purchased an aggregate of 1,032,00 shares of Canadian rival Caldwell Partners International last week on the open market of the Toronto Stock Exchange. The share purchase represents approximately five percent of Caldwell’s issued and outstanding common shares. DHR said in a call this evening that it believes it is now Caldwell
Professional recruitment firms now have 13 percent more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to a survey from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). This increase is in line with reports from the National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR), which shows that U.K. economic growth picked up in the three months leading
DHR International has placed Mark Coyle as athletic director for Syracuse University. The search was completed by the global leader of DHR’s sports practice, Glenn Sugiyama, and executive vice president, Pat Richter. “This was an efficient and a very thorough search,” said Kent Syverrud, University chancellor. “It was a committee that listened carefully to the community as part of
Heidrick & Struggles has added Debbie Farnaby as a partner in its Johannesburg office and a member of the firm’s global technology & services practice. Ms. Farnaby’s expertise spans CIO and technology functions with extensive experience at the EXCO level, technology and strategy consulting. She has over 25 years of hands-on experience in the ICT, manufacturing and
Minneapolis-based executive search firm KeyStone Search has recruited Paul Landgraf as vice president of global marketing for White Bear Lake, Minnesota-based Wilson Tool International. He will be responsible for customer and competitive insights, strategic marketing, new product, program and service development, lead generation and Wilson Tool brand management. “Paul’s experience driving strategic global marketing and his authentic leadership style
Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has expanded its services with the launch of a post-acute services division. The firm is placing increased focus on meeting the leadership needs of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term acute care hospitals (LTAC/LTCH), skilled nursing centers, as well as home health and hospice agencies. B. E. Smith has appointed Alyson Cutshall as vice president of
As employers strive to reach, engage and hire Millennial talent, a new report out today by Findly outlines strategies for connecting with this demographic group that is, by most measures, highly educated, self-confident, absorbed by technology and ambitious. Findly, the on-demand talent provider and a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company, shared details from its latest white
The National Book Foundation (NBF) has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new executive director. Harold Augenbraum, the current executive director, will step down from his post in March 2016. His decision was announced by the non-profit foundation’s board of directors, which has formed a committee to choose his successor. He has headed the foundation since
Tampa-headquartered Cody Consulting has named Stephanie Krebs as director, executive search. She will be responsible for managing and growing Cody Consulting’s executive search service line, working with new and existing clients to aid in their talent acquisitions needs. Ms. Krebs previously served as senior staffing manager at Fidelity Information Services (FIS), where she led a team
Executive search firm ISE Talent has added Jeff Combs as vice president of talent management. He will provide leadership to the firm for business development, client relationship management and executive recruiting as well as play an active role in building the company’s recruiting team. A leading expert on information security recruitment and career development, Mr. Combs brings more than
Braswell Nees Group|TRANSEARCH International has placed Charles Carroll as chief executive officer for the Central Georgia Health Network (CGHN). Gene Nees, senior partner and practice leader for the firm’s healthcare practice, led the search. Mr. Carroll has a 30-plus year history in healthcare management. Most recently, he was senior partner in Johnson Lane Group where he led the
Turnover among chief executive officers fell 13 percent in May, as 90 CEOs announced their departures during the month, down 7.2 percent from 97 in April, according to a new report from global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. The May total was eight percent lower than the same month a year ago, when CEO
Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Lisa Jacoba as chief human resources officer (CHRO) of CPI Card Group. Hanold Associates’ partners Karlis Antons and Ivan Perry led the search. In her new position, Ms. Jacoba will have overall responsibility for the human resources function of the company, reporting directly to CPI’s president and chief executive officer, Steve Montross.