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Top Gun Ventures Opens Office Denver
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Top Gun Ventures Opens Office in Denver

Plano, TX-based executive search firm Top Gun Ventures has opened a new office in Denver with the addition of Laura Marriott as partner. This is the firm’s eighth location. “Laura’s global mobile tech and marketing expertise has placed her at the forefront of today’s digital transformation,” said Peter Donovan, managing partner of Top Gun Ventures. “The challenge and

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Three Search Firms Join Forces to Form HealthSearch Partners

Consultants from three executive search firms have joined forces to launch a new search platform, HealthSearch Partners, specializing in identifying and placing transformational, mission-minded CEOs and senior leaders in healthcare systems. “Health system boards now have an even better option than the customary ‘Big Four’ search firms,” said Keith Southerland, board chair, HealthSearch Partners. “Our

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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 Names Global Industrial Practice Leader

Global executive search firm Boyden has named Francesca d’Arcangeli, a managing partner of Boyden United Kingdom, as its new global industrial practice leader. She succeeds Robert Travis, a managing partner in the U.S. and Canada who was re-elected to Boyden’s global board in May. “Francesca is the right leader at the right time for Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO

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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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La Fosse Associates Continues Expansion with Opening of New York Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates continues its expansion in the U.S. with the opening of a new office in New York. The opening builds upon the success of the firm’s first U.S. practice, in Los Angeles, which opened in 2016. With an already established executive network and strong track record in the New York

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Meeting the Challenges of Employee Churn

Like it or not, workforce transformations are often a way of life in business. For company leaders, it is critical to look beyond the moment and keep the long view in mind. When layoffs are a necessity, leaders must pay heed to the employees who remain as well as doing right by those who have

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Academic Search Adds Three Former HBCU Presidents to Roster

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has expanded its ability to attract top leadership talent to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with the addition of the founders of TM2 Education Search to the firm. TM2 was established in 2016 to identify and place candidates in top administrative posts at HBCUs. John Garland, Dorothy Yancy and Sidney Ribeau,

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Buffkin / Baker Seeking Chief Medical Officer for CalvertHealth

CalvertHealth, a Prince Frederick, MD-based healthcare system, has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to find its next chief medical officer. Brenda Doherty, partner and head of the healthcare provider practice, is leading the assignment. The ideal candidate will be a progressive physician leader that can drive clinical excellence, best practices and quality initiatives in order

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeks Next Leader for Institute for Diversity and Health Equity

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. The individual will also serve as vice president for diversity, inclusion and health equity for the institute’s parent organization, the American Hospital Association (AHA). The assignment will be conducted

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Friisberg & Partners International Adds New Member Firm in South America

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 Argento Consultores in Chile as its newest member

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Recruiters Now Balancing Technology and Human Touch

While they won’t sport bionic arms and legs, recruiters will be empowered like never before by technology that makes them smarter, more efficient and connected. The recruiter of the near future will be able to find the right talent with the push of a button and possess the people skills to engage and convert top

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The Verriez Group Places CFO at Farm Mutual Re

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Ontario-headquartered executive search firm the Verriez Group recently recruited Amy Butler as senior vice-president and chief financial officer for Farm

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Reffett Associates Seeks New President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been selected by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to assist in selecting its next president. The search is being led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas Young, director of operations. “We are pleased to have been selected by the board of

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RETS Associates Opens New Office in Denver

RETS Associates has opened a new office in downtown Denver. Having dedicated office space in Colorado’s capital city will enable the firm to best serve new and existing clients’ growing demand for real estate talent in the region, said the firm. Joining the new office is Jessica MacNaughton, who recently started at the firm as

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Pedersen & Partners Expands Into Malaysia

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has established a new office in Kuala Lumpur and named Peter Lisney as country manager for Malaysia. Mr. Lisney previously founded and managed a boutique executive search firm in Kuala Lumpur specializing in mandates for senior-level executive positions across South East Asia and the Middle East. Over the past 15 years,

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Seven Tips to Find Great CEO Candidates

Selecting a new chief executive officer is critical because so much rides on a positive outcome. When determining a CEO’s suitability, companies should remind themselves that no candidate is perfect. The goal is to understand the relative trade-offs among the candidates’ strengths and weaknesses, and to ensure that prospects’ deficits are not in areas that

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Boardwalk Consulting Finds Executive Director for Year Up Atlanta

Following an expansive national search, Atlanta-based executive search firm BoardWalk Consulting helped in the placement of Grace Jackson as executive director of Year Up Greater Atlanta. BoardWalk Consulting director Crystal Stephens led the assignment. Year Up Greater Atlanta is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18 to 24, with a combination of

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B.E. Smith Seeks Chief Compliance Officer for Nathan Adelson Hospice

B.E. Smith has been retained by Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas to lead its search for a chief compliance officer. Director Andrea Merideth is heading the assignment. The chief compliance officer is charged with serving as a support system for the hospice staff, promoting critical thinking and taking the lead to create a robust compliance

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Diversified Search Expands in Financial Services and Non-Profit Sector Recruiting

Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive recruitment firms in the U.S., has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Michael Sarnoff as the new leader of its financial services practice and Lionel Anderson as managing director in the education, non-profit, and arts and culture practice. Mr. Sarnoff, who will be based in Southern

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Winner Partners Opens for Business

An array of new recruiting firms have opened around the world this year. The latest: Former DHR International recruiters Tina Winner and Steven Oberhoffer have launched Winner Partners in St. Petersburg, FL. Ms. Winner has experience in the fields of human resources, information technology, finance, accounting, engineering, operations, sales and marketing, and supply chain. Her practice

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Elite Talent: Why Do They Leave?

Finding ways to attract the best and brightest people to their clients remains a major challenge for the world’s leading executive search professionals. A strong economy coupled with the ease of competing for and landing fresh work elsewhere often leads many top employees to look around. And that is leading HR heads to worry about

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The Alexander Group Finds New COO for Prostate Cancer Foundation

Houston-based executive search firm Alexander Group has placed Christine Jones as the new chief operating officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). Managing director and founder Jane S. Howze led the assignment. “Christine’s executive leadership credentials and proven capabilities will positively impact PCF’s future initiatives which include bringing precision oncology to the global community of men with prostate

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HonorVet Technologies Announces Veterans Jobs Initiative

Fairfield, NJ-based recruitment firm HonorVet Technologies has announced an initiative intended to help veterans, their spouses and children find civilian jobs. “As the job market in the United States progresses, veterans and veteran spouses continue to experience unemployment rates four times the local average,” said the firm. “As a result, a lot of families find

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PI Executive Fills Operations Post for AJINOMOTO FOODS

Talent advisory firm Pi Executive has recruited Brett Buatti as executive vice president of operations for Ajinomoto Foods North America, a subsidiary of Japan based Ajinomoto Group, a provider of frozen foods and cultural cuisine. The search was led by partner Pierre Trippitelli. Mr. Buatti has more than 20 years of experience developing world-class manufacturing and supply

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Amrop Expands in Ireland

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in 48 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas, remains in growth mode with the opening a new office in Dublin, re-launching operations in Ireland and strengthening its capabilities across the EMEA region. Amrop appointed managing partner David Kelly to lead Amrop Ireland, which will

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Employers Look to Continue Hiring Plans

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the fourth quarter, with 22 percent of employers planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain political climate continues to

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Lochlin Partners Lands CFO for Directed

Executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Naresh Idnani as the new CFO at Directed, a leader in the connected car and automotive electronics aftermarket space. Lochlin managing partner Patrick Friel led the assignment. “Naresh brings an impressive record of accomplishment in financial and business management to Directed,” said Bob Struble, CEO of Directed. “His broad skill-set and

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Lois L. Lindauer Seeks Chief Development Officer for Museum of Arts and Design

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City has retained Boston-based recruitment firm Lois L. Lindauer Searches to spearhead its hunt for a new chief development officer. Vice president Libby Roberts is leading the assignment. The museum is seeking a seasoned professional to lead and grow a comprehensive and modern fundraising program to support the institution’s

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Search Consultancy Acquires Henderson Scott

London-based Search Consultancy recently acquired Henderson Scott, a specialist provider of executive search and recruitment solutions in the technology sector. The acquisition gives the newly created Search Group combined revenue of £220 million, with more than 750 employees across 17 U.K. offices. This is the first acquisition Search Consultancy has undertaken since its management buy-out in

TalentFusion Acquires Augustine

TalentFusion, a provider of recruitment process outsourcing services, has acquired RPO specialist Augustine, Inc. Augustine was founded in 1998 as an early pure play RPO company. Since their inception, Augustine has enjoyed a strong thought leader position and a solid track record of recruitment excellence and financial performance. David Pollard, TalentFusion president and CEO, said:

JDG Associates to Lead VP of HR Search for CNA

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has been retained by CNA to lead in its search for a new vice president of human resources. Founded 70 years ago, CNA is a not-for-profit research and consulting organization. JDG Associates, founded by Joseph DeGioia, has been serving the executive recruitment needs of Fortune 1000 corporations, associations and

Ultimate Software Posts 24 Percent Revenue Jump

Ultimate Software/(NASDAQ:ULTI), a provider of HR, payroll, and talent management solutions, has posted second quarter revenues of $79.2 million, a 24 percent gain from revenues of $64.2 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income, which excludes stock-based compensation and amortization of acquired intangible assets, was $5.9 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the quarter

Caliber Associates Adds New VP to Staff

Life sciences-focused recruiting firm Caliber Associates has added Bolyn Hubby, Ph.D., as vice president. Dr. Hubby brings 10 years of industry experience across a wide range of functional areas. He previously served as the executive director of vaccines at Liquidia Technologies. “We are very pleased to welcome Bolyn to Caliber Associates,” said Steve Hochberg, founder

DavenportMajor Finds New CEO for Vantrix

DavenportMajor Executive Search has recruited Jim Knapik to serve as the new chief executive officer for Vantrix. Mr. Knapik was most recently president and CEO of OZ Communications, a Montreal-based leading solution provider in mobile messaging. Vantrix is the global provider of mobile video mediation, video optimization and delivery solutions. DavenportMajor is an executive search

HireVue Acquires CodeEval

Video interviewing provider HireVue has acquired San Francisco-based CodeEval, whose web-based solutions help employers identify and evaluate technical talent. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. With the addition of CodeEval, HireVue will offer a fully integrated global solution to find and assess IT and technical professionals by giving the employer the ability to

Heidrick & Struggles Shares Fall; Pressures Mounting at Publicly Held Headhunting Outfits

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has withdrawn it's financial guidance for 2012, citing "increasing uncertainty about the pace of global economic recovery." Volatility in foreign markets has cut into the firm's primary executive talent business, with Europe down 21 percent and Asia Pacific down 25 percent for the quarter. In the firm's America's

Overnorth Adds Partner in Dallas

Executive recruiting firm OverNorth has added Paul F. Olschwanger as a partner in its Dallas office. Mr. Olschwanger will work closely with money managers, pension plans, foundations and endowments, and investment consulting firms throughout the U.S. to assist with senior-level positions in portfolio management, distribution and investor relations. Most recently, he was with Adelante Capital

TribeHR Secures $2.5 Million in Funding

TribeHR, a social human resources platform, has secured $2.5 million in financing led by Relay Ventures, with participation from Matrix Partners. The funds will be used to accelerate the development of new social and mobile products and go-to-market strategies for TribeHR’s cloud-based HR management platform. “TribeHR has been built from the ground-up with the goal

Pedersen & Partners Launches Premium Compensation Database

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has launched its new compensation database as part of the firm’s executive compensation consulting services. The new tool will allow HR departments to create market salary packages for 60-plus positions across more than 40 countries worldwide. The firm recently added executive compensation consulting, headed up by Conrad Pramboeck, to

America’s Job Exchange Partners with Berkshire Associates

America's Job Exchange (AJE) has formed a strategic partnership with Berkshire Associates, a human resource consulting and technology firm that assists companies in building balanced workforces. The partnership agreement enables Berkshire to offer its clients direct access to AJE's OFCCP Compliance Solution for Recruitment. Rathin Sinha, president of AJE, stated: “As one of the leading

Hudson Global Posts 17 Percent Revenue Dip

Hudson Global/(NASDAQ:HSON) has posted second quarter 2012 revenues of $204.8 million, a decrease of 17.2 percent from the second quarter of 2011. The company recorded net income of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share, compared with net income of $4.2 million, or $0.13 per basic and diluted share, a year ago. “Our

UBS Selects Oracle Fusion HCM

UBS has selected cloud-based Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management(HCM) to help provide the information and tools needed by its HR functions for its employees. “With a global workforce of about 65,000 across more than 50 countries, UBS needs an HCM solution that works globally and can help transform the way our HR organization delivers services,”

Heidrick & STruggles Posts 19 Percent Revenue Decline

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted net revenue of $116.1 million, down 18.7 percent from $142.8 million in the 2011 second quarter. Year over year, net revenue declined 14.9 percent in the Americas, 21.3 percent in Europe (approximately 13 percent on a constant currency basis), and 25.2 percent in Asia Pacific

Lucas Group Assigns New Managing Partner

Search firm Lucas Group has named Joe Eiseman as the new managing partner for the firm's New York information technology practice group. Mr. Eiseman brings to Lucas Group a solid IT recruiting background. In addition to serving more than 20 years with Kforce Professional, he has worked at The Execu|Search Group and Mitchell Martin Inc.

Sibson Consulting Expands Human Capital Consulting Expertise

Sibson Consulting has added Michael O’Malley as vice president and senior consultant in New York. Mr.O’Malley will be working with clients on performance management, compensation, talent management and organization effectiveness. His experience includes 15 years in consulting with the Promontory Financial, Hay Group, Mercer and Pearl Meyer/Clark consulting firms and running his own consulting business

Martin Partners Completes Search for Knopp Biosciences

Executive search firm Martin Partners has placed Sam Allen to the position of director, medical science liaison at Knopp Biosciences LLC, a growing drug discovery and development company. Prior to joining Knopp Biosciences, Mr. Allen was the director, medical affairs at NeurogesX. Chicago-headquartered Martin Partners provides executive search services to a wide array of industries.

3P Consultants Completes Search for Arthocare

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has placed Tarun Narang as commercial director, India at ArthroCare Corporation. Mr. Narang has over 20 years of experience in Healthcare industry including pharmaceutical, high-value medical equipment, medical devices, disposables and therapy development in India and adjoining SAARC countries. ArthroCare develops and manufactures surgical devices, instruments, and implants

NGA Hires HR Veteran

NorthgateArinso (NGA), a provider of global human resources software, services and outsourced solutions, has appointed Keith Strodtman as president for the North American region, responsible for all of NGA's client relationships, business development, sales and operations in the USA and Canada. Mr. Strodtman begun his services career at Price Waterhouse in 1997, ultimately leading a

Korn Ferry Adds CLient Partner in Milan

Korn/Ferry International has named Lorenza Di Giovanni as a client partner in the firm's consumer practice with a focus on luxury brands. She will be based in Milan. Ms. Di Giovanni joins the firm from Odgers Berndtson (formerly Ray & Berndtson), where she acted as partner, co-head of the firm's luxury global practice. "Lorenza has

B.E. Smith Strengthens Executive Search Division

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has added Lydia Ostermeier as associate vice president for its executive search division. Ms. Ostermeier has over 15 years of experience in leadership positions. She was previously director of nursing and patient care services recruitment, retention, workforce development and resource center at Indiana University Health. She led recruitment initiatives for

IRC Adds New Member in Turkey

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Istanbul-based HumanGroup as its newest member firm. Gaye Özcan and Mehves Demir, both former HR managers, founded HumanGroup in 2006, focusing on executive search, selection and assessment, and customized training programs. HumanGroup’s clients are primarily large Turkish and international firms, operating across multiple sectors, and expanding regionally

Heidrick & Struggles Expands Leadership Roles

Stephen Beard, who currently serves as general counsel, will also assume responsibility for strategy and corporate development at Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International. Valerie Germain, who currently leads the company's functional practices, has been named to lead the strategic partners program and business development. "The current economic conditions and changing needs of

R&L Associates Completes Search for D.S. Wolf Group

R&L Associates has placed Katherine Slowinski as vice president and director with D.S. Wolf Group International, a NY-based search firm focusing in financial services. She specializes in the energy, capital markets and commodities sectors. Ms. Slowinski formerly served as a vice president at Soloman-Page Group, LLC. The search was conducted by Rochelle Schumer, president of

Epicor Releases News Human Capital Management Software

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organizations, has released the latest version of its human capital management (HCM) solution, Epicor HCM version 5.7. The latest release of Epicor HCM will deliver functional improvements, focused on global framework and web services, designed to streamline processes and

SSI-SEARCH Adds Healthcare Recruiter

Recruiting firm SSi-SEARCH, Inc. has added Jim Campbell as an executive search consultant. Mr. Campbell will focus on C-level client searches in the healthcare IT marketplace. He has over 16 years of experience conducting executive searches, both in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Campbell began his career in London working with boutique search firm Lloyd

First Advantage Taps New Leader of Asia Pacific

First Advantage, a global provider of workforce solutions, has appointed Salman Syed as managing director of Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, Mr. Syed will spearhead First Advantage's growth throughout the region. He joins First Advantage from Premier Farnell Plc, where he held a variety of roles including president of Asia Pacific and global head of

Robert Half Posts 10 Percent Revenue Gain

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted second quarter 2012 revenues of $1.03 billion, a 9.8 percent increase from revenues of $938 million in the second quarter of 2011. During the second quarter ended June 30, the company recorded earnings of $45.3 million, or 32 cents per share, compared to $36.4 million or 25 cents a

Vetted Solutions Retained by the Green House Project

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has been selected by The Green House Project to lead its search for a new director. Robert Jenkins, its current director, will remain in the role while the search is conducted. The Green House Project partners with organizations, advocates, and communities to lead the transformation of institutional

Chandler Group Executive Search Adds New VP

Chandler Group Executive Search has added Taney Hamill as vice president in Annapolis, MD. Ms. Hamill previously co-founded Silopanna Healthcare Consulting where she assisted clients with a full continuum of services including developing and implementing public healthcare programs, regulatory compliance, operational effectiveness and business development initiatives. “Taney’s focus on the success of her clients, her

Stanton Chase Expands Staff

Executive search firm Stanton Chase International has named Monet LeMon as a new director and lead specialist for its communication and investor relations practice in North America. She will be based out of the Dallas and Los Angeles offices. Ms. LeMon formerly served as an associate at McCormack & Associates. Prior to that, she was

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