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DHR International Leads Head Football Coach Search for Utah State

As the college football season comes to a close for teams not competing in the postseason, expect to see a lot of firing and hiring activity involving coaches. Schools are expected to continue to turn to search firms to fill the resulting vacancies. Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International,

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Envision Consulting Seeks Executive Director for Jay Nolan Community Services

Envision Consulting has been selected to find the next executive director for Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a Mission Hills, CA-based non-profit which provides support services to those with autism and other developmental disabilities. JNCS’ current leader, Jeff Strully, is retiring effective Dec. 31, after 25 years with the organization. The Pasadena, CA-based search firm

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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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ManpowerGroup Posts Nine Percent Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of $5 billion, a decrease of nine percent from the same period a year ago. The results beat Wall Street expectations. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected $4.92 billion in revenues. Financial results in the quarter were also impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to foreign currencies compared to the prior year period. U.S. revenue fell 2.1 percent in the first quarter. Revenue also decreased 9.1

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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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Kennedy Executive Search Adds Unterberger & Partner as Member Firm

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Unterberger & Partner, which has offices in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, as its newest member firm. This provides the organization with further access to the German-speaking markets in Europe. Established in 2007, Unterberger & Partner is led by industry veteran Markus Unterberger and operates

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Recruiters Find New Ways to Add Value for Clients

Technology has changed the game in executive search, making it imperative for recruiters to find new ways of creating value for clients. “With platforms such as LinkedIn providing readily available information on candidates, we’ve seen a disintermediation in the industry,” said John Ellis, CEO of U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group, in a new report by Invenias,

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Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Sports Recruiting Practice

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Jamie Crittenberger as a partner in its U.S. sports practice. He will be based in Washington, D.C. “We’re very excited to welcome Jamie to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “He’s a gold standard recruiter and has more than 20

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Slone Partners Finds CEO for Epic Sciences

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Lloyd Sanders as the new CEO of Epic Sciences in San Diego, CA. He replaces Murali Prahalad, who stepped down after six years at the helm to pursue new opportunities. Dr. Prahalad has been appointed to Epic’s board of directors. Leslie Loveless, partner and CEO, led the search along with Kim

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Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Myers Industries

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Myers Industries retained Hanold Associates to find its next CHRO. Partners Keri Gavin, Kile Hanold and Sonia Nagra are leading the assignment. “Reporting to Myers Industries’ CEO, David Banyard, the CHRO is a close strategic partner

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Search Solution Group Promotes Three to Key Roles

Staffing and recruitment firm Search Solution Group has promoted three members of its team to key roles within the organization. Eric Fehr becomes vice president of operations. Josh Mangum was named senior director of corporate strategy. And Ashley Goldberg was chosen to lead the contract staffing group and was appointed president of the staffing division.

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Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for the San Francisco 49ers

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Alex Chang as chief marketing officer of the San Francisco 49ers. Managing director Diana Busino led the search along with recruiter Allie Crone. The 49ers wanted a proven marketing leader with a

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Korn Ferry Lands CEO for Recording Academy

Following an extensive search, Korn Ferry has recruited Deborah Dugan, CEO of the non-profit AIDS organization RED, to succeed Neil Portnow as the Recording Academy’s president and CEO. The board now must approve her compensation package before the appointment becomes official. Reportedly, Ms. Dugan is expected to commence her new role in July. Ms. Dugan has been New York City-based RED’s CEO

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Spencer Stuart Finds Board Members for MEDNAX Inc.

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Carlos A. Migoya and Michael A. Rucker to stand for election to the board of directors at MEDNAX Inc., a publicly traded health solutions partner specializing in neonatology, anesthesiology, radiology, maternal-fetal medicine, other pediatric services and management services. While conducting the searches, Spencer Stuart evaluated the board’s composition and identified additional director

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Russell Reynolds Associates Adds Former BP HR Leader to Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives and other top corporate executives looking for a career change. Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates recently named veteran HR executive Helena Fyda as a consultant in the firm’s corporate officers’ practice. Based in Houston, Ms. Fyda will work closely with C-suite-level executives to help drive

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EMA Partners Opens New Office in Colombia

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 consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Recently, EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, strengthened its presence

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Why Your Board Needs a CHRO

Few would argue against the vital importance of a strong business strategy in establishing direction and planning growth for a company. Strategy, however, represents only half the formula for corporate success. Without a forward-looking human resources plan – a subset of the business strategy designed to maintain and engage the people required to execute the

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Academic Search Seeks President for Athens State University

In a search spearheaded by education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search, Athens State University in Alabama has narrowed the choices for its next president to four finalists. Senior consultants John W. Garland and Eric Richtmyer are leading the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based search firm. The school’s previous president, Robert Glenn, resigned last year to accept the

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Morris & Berger Recruits CEO for World of Children

The non-profit sector is one of the fastest growing areas within executive search today. Recently, Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, placed Stefaan Poortman as executive director of World of Children in Irvine, CA. “After conducting a nationwide executive search, it is an honor and a privilege to welcome Stefaan

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20/20 Foresight Names Leader of New York Offices

Chicago-based 20/20 Foresight Executive Search and 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing have announced the appointment of Rebecca Wilson as managing director, leading the sister companies’ New York offices. Ms. Wilson has more than 25 years experience working for top financial services companies specializing in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing. She previously held senior roles with Citibank, First USA Bank (acquired

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Recruiting Consortium TalentLaunch Appoints President

TalentLaunch, a network of independently-operated recruitment firms, has named Doug Dandurand as its president. In this role, he will be responsible for the overall strategy and growth of its network of recruiting firms. “We are excited to have Doug as president of the TalentLaunch network,” said Aaron Grossman, founder and CEO of TalentLaunch and co-founder

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Reskilling: A Game-Changing Opportunity for Search Firms

Skills shortages are a well-documented hurdle for executive search firms. Those firms surveyed by Bullhorn cited the challenge as their top challenge in 2015, 2016 and 2017, but the problem appears to be getting worse. Unemployment is at historic lows — for the first time in the history of labor statistics, there are 6.7 million openings for

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Boston Symphony Orchestra Taps Lindauer to Find Development Chief

Boston-based recruitment firm Lindauer has been selected by the Boston Symphony Orchestra to find a new chief development officer. Vice president Libby Roberts is leading the assignment. Now in its 138th season, the organization wants someone with a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience and demonstrated success setting and exceeding ambitious philanthropic goals, said the search

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Scion Executive Search Seeks CEO for the Historic Trust in Washington State

Scion Executive Search, which specializes in the non-profit sector, has been selected to find a new president and chief executive officer for the Historic Trust, a Vancouver, WA preservation group. Gregory Goode, who served in the role less than four months, abruptly stepped down last month. Board member Mike Williams is currently serving as interim

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Boyden Names Leader of Cross-Sector Global CEO and Board Services Practice

Boyden has named Roger T. Duguay, managing partner of the Montréal office, as leader of its cross-sector global CEO and board services practice. He succeeds Tom Flannery, who will continue as managing partner of the firm’s Pittsburgh office and as the North American leader of the CEO and board services practice. Mr. Duguay will continue as a managing

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PRAXI Alliance Adds New Office in Oslo

Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search recently added a new office in Oslo, Norway. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, with more than 30 countries and 70 offices worldwide. Lasse Berner and Rune Repstad, partners of PRAXI member firm Academic Search International, will manage the location. The consortium said that it will be

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What Are the Traits of an Ideal Executive?

From biotech and machine learning to cryptocurrencies and ride-sharing, our economy is in a state of flux. As such, it’s critical to recruit executives that possess the right qualities to steer businesses through uncharted waters. The best leaders have a strong portfolio of future-oriented and change-ready skills that enable them to keep responding to fluctuating market demands. Perhaps

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Phillips Oppenheim Tapped to Find New Leader for Museum for California Art

Museums are increasingly turning to specialist recruiters to help fill critical senior-level leadership roles. As these positions grow more sophisticated and complex, the hunt for top-flight talent to fill these roles becomes all the more important. With that, search fees across the space are rising substantially, according to recruiters. Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim was recently selected

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Summit Search Solutions in Hunt for Diversity & Inclusion Chief for Southern Oregon University

Executive recruitment firm Summit Search Solutions has been enlisted to find a chief diversity and inclusivity officer for Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR. Senior consultants Stephanie Fowler and Sona Andrews are leading the assignment for the firm. The CDIO is charged with leading the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives

StevenDouglas Opens Office in San Diego

Executive search firm StevenDouglas is continuing its recent expansion with opening an office in San Diego, CA.  It will be the eighth office opened in less than two years. The firm has named Bradley Swisher to join the new office as managing director of technology search. A big part of the firm’s recent growth is attributed

Witt/Kieffer Finds COO For AFcell Medical

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has placed David Buche as chief operating officer for AFcell Medical, an innovator and designer of surgical birth tissue forms as marketed under its AmnioClear brand. John McLean, managing partner and global leader of Witt/Kieffer's life sciences practice, led the search. Mr. Buche previously held executive leadership positions at Integra Life

ADP Expands into Chile, Argentina and Peru with Acquisition

ADP, a provider of HR, payroll and benefits administration services, has acquired Payroll S.A., a provider of human resource outsourcing, payroll and employee benefits services across Chile, Argentina and Peru. Headquartered in Santiago, Chile, Payroll S.A. maintains offices in Buenos Aires and Cordoba in Argentina and Lima, Peru. Payroll's solutions and technologies include core payroll,

Heidrick & Struggles Sale Rumors Confirmed

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has confirmed that it is exploring "strategic alternatives" about the possible sale of the company. The Financial Post, a Canadian publication, has reported that the private equity arm of The Blackstone Group is in discussions with publicly-traded Heidrick, the fourth largest global executive recruiter, to acquire the company

AltoPartners Adds Firms in Austria and Colombia to Its Alliance

AltoPartners has added Human Resources Solutions in Austria and Executive Connection in Colombia as its newest member firms. Human Resources Solutions has a particular focus on international development for global brands and on Austrian utilities and public institutions. Executive Connection concentrates on top management positions within the consumer goods, industrial, energy, technology and healthcare industries.

Sanford Rose San Diego Expands with Acquisition in San Francisco

Sanford Rose Associates- San Diego has announced the acquisition of the life science firm’s San Francisco practice, Sanford Rose Associates – San Francisco, originally established in 1999. The company’s new name will be Sanford Rose Associates – Toft Group and will specialize in placing life sciences executives into personalized medicine, pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic

Myers Mcrae Fills Position for Piedmont College

Executive search firm Myers McRae has placed Amy Amason as vice president for advancement at Piedmont College. Ms. Amason comes to Piedmont from Georgia College and State University, where she has served as VP for external relations and University Advancement since 2004. Founded in 1897, Piedmont College is a comprehensive liberal arts institution and also

Heidrick & Struggles Grows Chicago and New York Offices

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has added two new partners: Patricia Coleman joins the firm's life sciences practice in Chicago and Jeff Cohn joins the leadership consulting practice in New York. Ms. Coleman brings more than 25 years of executive search and professional services experience with an emphasis on the life sciences industry

Cook Associates Places CFO at Ferrara Candy Company

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Stephen Bowater as chief financial officer of Ferrara Candy Company. The search was led by Cook CEO Mary Kier. Most recently, Mr. Bowater served as CFO at Decision Insight Information Group, a TPG Capital portfolio company. Ferrara Candy Company was formed in June 2012 via the merger of

America’s Job Exchange Partners with HRsoft

HRsoft and America’s Job Exchange (AJE) have formed a partnership to automate the ability to have job postings listed on hundreds of career sites across the country. HRsoft’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS) clients can now use the America’s Job Exchange solution to automatically distribute open positions to hundreds of career sites and sources. The service

G&A Partners Expands into Colombia

G&A Partners, a Texas-based HR outsourcer and Professional Employer Organization (PEO), has expanded its operations into Colombia to service U.S. clients operating in that country. G&A has established a new entity, G&A Partners Colombia SAS, with offices in Bogota to provide payroll and human resource services to U.S. companies that, as a result of the

Koltin Consulting Group Adds to Chicago Office

Koltin Consulting Group, a provider of management, marketing, and business consulting services to financial services firms, has added Ryan Prepelica as a director in Chicago. In his new role, Mr. Prepelica will develop client focused recruiting strategies and lead search execution across a wide range of industries, including professional services and private equity. He previously

Lonergan Partners Fills Position for NXP Semiconductors

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has placed Jacob Alamat as general manager of the microcontroller segment product line at NXP Semiconductors. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer. Prior to joining NXP, Mr. Alamat was general manager of Texas Instruments’ Single-core DSP business unit. “Jacob’s pragmatic and aggressive approach to growing markets will drive NXP’s

Managerial Hiring Improves to Five-Year High

Managerial hiring in May improved to a five-year high, and regions sorely needing good job market news got it, according to the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online. A 3.5-point gain bumped the index to 118.4, its all-time high since its introduction in 2008. The current score is also 20.9 points above

Buck Consultants Strengthens Staff

Buck Consultants, a Xerox company and provider of human resource and benefits consulting, has named Lindsay Scott leader of its global survey team and principal in its Knowledge Resource Center. He is based in Atlanta. An entrepreneur who has developed customized solutions for clients in a variety of industry settings, Mr. Scott previously founded and

CareerSMITH Adds New VP in Houston

Executive search firm CareerSMITH has added Jeff Kapustka as a new vice president in its Houston office. In his new role, Mr. Kapustka will be actively involved in client management and search execution across a wide range of market sectors, including energy and oil and gas, for clients engaged in engineering and construction as well

The Devine Group and DATIS Form Alliance

The Devine Group, a provider of human resources consulting services, and DATIS, a supplier of position control based human resource management and payroll processing software-as-a-service (SaaS), have formed a strategic alliance. The partnership will focus integrating the pre-employment assessments and employee developmental tools from The Devine Group with DATIS’ recruiting and talent management software solution.

PFM Executive Search to Lead CEO Search for Destination BC

Executive search firm PFM Executive Search has been chosen by Destination BC to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Destination BC is an industry-led Crown corporation that works collaboratively with tourism stakeholders across the province to coordinate marketing at the international, provincial, regional and local levels. Founded in 1992, PFM

Kronos and SuccessFactors Join Forces

Kronos Incorporated and SuccessFactors, a provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions, have joined forces. The partnership will help deliver on integrated workforce management, human resources, payroll, and talent management offerings in the cloud. “SuccessFactors offers an end-to-end portfolio, from recruit to retire, integrating recruiting, learning, goals, performance management, compensation and analytics with

L3S Partnership Adds Managing Partner

Paris-based L3S Partnership has added Hugues Petit as a new managing partner and associate director. Mr. Petit was previously a senior partner at Euromedica specializing in the life sciences sector. Prior to that, he was a senior partner at InterSearch. L3S Partnership is a global consulting firm focused of human resources and executive search specializing

Heidrick & Struggles to Lead CFO Search for Sterling Construction Company

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has been selected by Sterling Construction Company, Inc. to lead in its search for a new chief financial officer. Elizabeth D. Brumley, the company’s current EVP, CFO, treasurer, controller and chief accounting officer has resigned to pursue other professional opportunities. Sterling is a heavy civil construction company that

Insperity Launches Recruiting Management Solution

Insperity, Inc., a provider of human resources and business performance solutions, has launched Insperity Automated Recruitment Management Solution powered by BrightMove, an employee recruitment software firm. The software solution gives companies access to advanced Web-based search and social networking tools, easy-to-use career portals and fully integrated candidate screening tools to discover the best talent available.

Kincannon & Reed Names Managing Director

Kincannon & Reed has appointed Dr. Heiri Gugger as managing director of the firm's new office in Research Triangle Park, NC. The firm will support North Carolina's agribusiness and biotechnology sectors both locally and globally. Dr. Gugger brings a broad spectrum of executive experience across the global life science and industrial sectors. As CEO, he

Recruiting Industry Sees Seven Percent Rise in New Searches Started

The first quarter of 2013 saw a seven percent quarter-on-quarter rise in the number of new executive searches started and a two percent increase in worldwide search industry revenues, according to a report released by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). North America held the greatest share of regional executive search activity in the

Russell Reynolds Associates Adds to San Francisco and Palo Alto Offices

Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has made two additions to its West Coast operations: to the San Francisco office Sofie Qiao has been named as executive director of the healthcare sector, and Max Zuckerman has been named as associate in the technology sector based in Palo Alto. Ms. Qiao joins the

Morgan Samuels Appoints VP of Client Services

Morgan Samuels, an L.A.-based human capital consulting firm, has named Marie Martini as vice president of client services. Since 2007, Ms. Martini served as the executive director of executive recruiting of the United Services Automobile Association (USAA). Prior to this role, she was a senior talent acquisition partner at The Coca-Cola Company. "We're excited to

Spencer Stuart Assists AmCham Shanghai in its Search for a New President

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has assisted The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (AmCham Shanghai) in hiring Kenneth Jarrett to serve as the Chamber's new president. Mr. Jarrett joins the Chamber from APCO Worldwide, a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs consultancy, where he served as chairman for Greater China for the past five years. The

Heidrick & Struggles Posts Mixed Results

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted consolidated net revenue of $103 million in the first quarter, down 3.3 percent from $106.5 million a year ago. The revenue decline was primarily driven by an $8.1 million decline in Europe, partially offset by $5.6 million of revenue from Senn Delaney, which the company

Caldwell Partners Adds New Partner to Calgary Office

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has added Sean McLean as partner in its Calgary office. This addition strengthens the firm’s all important capabilities in the oil and gas sectors. Mr. McLean joins Caldwell Partners from Conroy Ross Partners Ltd, where he led the executive search practice in Calgary, Edmonton and Regina. "We

Ferneborg Group Finds CEO for CHP 11-99 Foundation

Executive search firm The Ferneborg Group has placed Stephen W. Harrington as the new executive director and chief executive officer for The California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation. Mr. Harrington most recently served St. Margaret Episcopal School as executive director of advancement. Visionary civic leader Bob Weinberg founded The California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation in 1982

DirectEmployers Partners with Jobipedia.org

DirectEmployers Association has partnered with jobipedia.org, a website that provides an online job portal in addition to personal, free and timely answers about job searches and the workplace directly from active company recruiters. Members of HR Policy Association, representing over 340 chief human resource officers of America’s largest companies, created Jobipedia.org. HR Policy Association members

Nosal Partners Founder Convicted of Stealing Trade Secrets

Executive recruiter David Nosal, 55, founding chairman and CEO of San Francisco-based Nosal Partners LLC, has been convicted of all charges in a six-count indictment by a federal jury that found that Mr. Nosal conspired to gain unauthorized access to the computer system of his former employer, Korn/Ferry International, and to illegally obtaining its trade

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