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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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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.


WinterWyman Names President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Waltham, MA-based WinterWyman appointed Scott Ragusa as president, succeeding Bob Boudreau, who had been CEO since 2002. Mr. Ragusa was previously president of WinterWyman’s contract staffing and contingency search businesses. He will

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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?


Quick Leonard Kieffer Forms Joint Venture with BPI Group

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has partnered with BPI Group, a consulting firm with global experts in leadership, talent and career transition. Named Quick & BPI Group, the combined organization looks to offer “best-in-class” career transition services. “We’re thrilled to partner with BPI group to bring best-in-class career transition services and other talent management solutions to our clients,” said Roger Quick, founder

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Leadership Turnover Creates Surge in Searches for College Presidents

A growing number of top colleges around the country are looking for high-profile leaders to take them into the future. In most cases, executive recruiting firms have had a hand in some aspect of the search and selection process. Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search, for one, has been enlisted to find the next president for the University

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Tyler & Company Seeks New Leader for Peterson Health

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. A number of healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new leaders in recent months. Recently, Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm Tyler & Company was selected by Peterson Health in

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Lois L. Lindauer Searches Tapped by Old South Meeting House to Find New Leader

The Old South Meeting House has selected the services of Boston-based recruitment firm Lois L. Lindauer Searches to lead its search for a new executive director. Vice president Maureen Huminik is spearheading the assignment. Reporting to the board of managers of Old South Association in Boston, the executive director is the CEO of the Old South Meeting House museum


RSR Partners Appoints Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Leader

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Rebecca Holland New as a managing director, leading the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. She is based in Raleigh, NC. Ms. New brings more than 20 years of extensive experience advising senior management on transitional and growth, talent and human capital strategies and was recently recognized as one of 2018’s Fiercest Women in


Savannah Group Expands With Two More Partners

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group has expanded with the addition of Simon Musgrave and Phil Coulter as partners within the firm’s industrial and digital & technology practices, respectively. “These latest acquisitions see Savannah expand its depth of capability within the digital and industrial arenas,” the firm said. Mr. Musgrave will be leading Savannah Group’s energy and industrial


Getting the Right Senior Level Candidates on the Radar

When discussing recruiting, the term “key selection criteria” simply refers to the skills, attributes, knowledge and qualifications that a job candidate needs to succeed in a role. In theory, a hiring manager would find someone who meets all of the requirements, make an offer and take off running. But when it’s an executive role that


Odgers Berndtson Names Head of U.S. Marketing

Building on its explosive growth in the U.S. last year, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Soh Won Cha as head of U.S. marketing. She joins the firm from Russell Reynolds Associates, where she was senior marketing manager of the Americas. “We’re very excited to welcome Soh Won to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO


Sucherman Group Creates Sports Entertainment Practice; Looks to Global Expansion

New York-based Sucherman Group has named Simon Pollock as managing director, international, based in London, and Charles Gould as managing director, sports, based in New York. These newly-created roles mark the official launch of the firm’s sports entertainment and international practices and follow closely on the heels of the firm’s expansion to Silicon Valley and Silicon

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Koblentz Group Places CEO at Genomind

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Koblentz Group has recruited Shawn Patrick O’Brien as the new chief executive officer of personalized medicine company Genomind in King of Prussia, PA. He replaces Thomas Hess, who had been serving as interim CEO in addition to his regular role as CFO. Joel Koblentz and Jeffrey Neppl led the assignment. “Shawn’s impressive background

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Seeks Pastor for Christ Church Nashville

Houston-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has been retained by interdenominational Christ Church Nashville in Tennessee to lead its search for a new senior pastor. The senior pastor for Christ Church Nashville will hold a primarily spiritual office, said Vanderbloemen Search Group. The individual must demonstrate godly character, competence and knowledge


6 Global Workforce Predictions for the New Year

The workforce continues to evolve at an incredibly rapid rate as transformations in society, government, culture, technology, communications and law impact employers. As we look forward to the year ahead, low unemployment, a rise in concern over how technology is shaping the future of work and a series of movements giving power to the people are

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Storbeck/Pimentel Recruits Provost for Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines, commonly known as Mines, with the assistance of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, one of the nation’s leading boutique providers in the higher education space, has named Richard Holz as its next provost. Mr. Holz is currently dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University and will join Mines


Heidrick & Struggles Taps Business Talent Group’s Pool of Independent Professionals

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has entered into an exclusive agreement with Business Talent Group (BTG) to offer its clients access to the high-end online job platform’s pool of independent business professionals, on demand, for critical, project-based assignments. “Once reserved for temporary backfill work or emergency support, independent professionals

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PFM Executive Search Lands CEO for Fraserway RV

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Stephen Simms as the new CEO of Fraserway RV. PFM partners Shaun Carpenter and Shelina Esmail led the assignment. Mr. Simms brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience with Fortune 50 companies and a diverse business background in accounting, operations, merchandising, loss prevention and human resources. He spent the


Lucas Group Strengthens Accounting and Finance Practice

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded with the addition of Madison Berney as managing partner for its accounting and finance practice in Denver, CO. She will lead a team of accounting and finance recruiters as they look to meet the evolving demand of clients and candidates in the booming Denver job market. According


The Top 10 Emerging Talent Trends for 2019

If 2018 was all about who was getting jobs, 2019 may be about how jobs work. Indeed, this may be the year that organizations start retooling how they find, evaluate and even pay employees. Chalk up the shifts to, among several factors, the tight labor market and a massive influx of data, according to a new talent report

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Slone Partners Places Chief Medical Officer at Goldfinch Bio

Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed Frank Czerwiec as chief medical officer at Goldfinch Bio, a Cambridge, MA-based biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing precision medicines for the treatment of genetically-driven kidney diseases. “Goldfinch Bio is the leading life sciences and precision medicine company working passionately on kidney diseases which now affect over 800 million people

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Police Chief for Mount Holyoke and Smith College Police Department

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been selected by Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges to find a chief for their shared police department. Search associate Heather J. Larabee is leading the assignment. A third institution, Hampshire College, recently left the collaborative police department. The Mount Holyoke and Smith police department is responsible for the safety


Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director of Global Operations

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of C.J. Bolster as managing director of global operations. Based in London, he is responsible for driving the firm’s growth and expansion in international markets. Mr. Bolster has over 30 years of experience as a highly regarded senior executive in management consulting and executive search, working with


Talentsoft Secures $50 Million in Funding

France-based Talentsoft, a cloud-based human resource software solutions provider for talent management learning, has raised $50 million in a financing round which it says will boost continued growth via innovation and international market expansion. Francisco Partners leads the new investment, alongside existing investors Bpifrance and Goldman Sachs who are strengthening their capital. The total funding round


4 Hiring Strategies When Talent Markets are Tight

Everyone is readying their horses at the starting gate for the 2019 race to hire the best people in the market. But with a list of tasks distracting recruiters from delivering results in an increasingly tight hiring market, many may be at their wits’ end to find quality talent. A new report by IQTalent Partners offers four

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Nolan Partners Recruits CEO for USA Cycling

Chad Biagini, managing director of North America for Nolan Partners has placed former New Balance Athletics executive Rob DeMartini as the new CEO of USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, CO. “Our entire board and management team enthusiastically welcome Rob as our new CEO,” said Bob Stapleton, USA Cycling chairman of the board. “His passion and ambition for both the

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Phillips Oppenheim Seeks New President for Newberry Library

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been retained by the Newberry Library, an independent research library in Chicago, to lead its search for a new president. Principal Susan L. Meade and founding partner Jane Phillips Donaldson are leading the assignment. The new leader of the Newberry, as the library is commonly known, will succeed David Spadafora, who


Buffkin / Baker and College Sports Solutions Form Partnership

Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have formed a new partnership. Under the strategic alliance, the two firms will combine their executive search services to better serve universities and colleges, intercollegiate conferences and collegiate athletic organizations. The two organizations will collaborate in all areas of the executive search business at many of the nation’s

Mediatum Switzerland Adds Senior Partner

MediatumGmbH Switzerland, an executive search firm specialized in life science, has added Detlef Krawinkel as a senior partner. Mr. Krawinkel brings a successful history of increasingly broad operational and functional roles at the above country level. He has a track record of building and leading successful pharmaceutical & biotech platforms and a broad knowledge of

KFA Search to Lead Search for BioFlorida

KFA Search has been selected by BioFlorida to lead in a search for new president and CEO to direct the statewide trade association’s programs and advocacy initiatives. This follows the departure of former CEO Russell Allen to Georgia Bio. BioFlorida is the voice of Florida’s bioscience industry, representing more than 3,000 companies and research organizations

Ceridan Chosen by Oliver & Bonacini For HR Tool

Ceridian Corporation, a provider of managed human resource, recruiting solutions, and payroll outsourcing solutions, has announced that Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants has gone live with Dayforce Payroll, Workforce Management, Benefits and Human Resources. Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants is recognized as one of Canada’s leading fine dining restaurant companies and is poised for further expansion. “The

Witt/Kieffer Strengthens Educational Leadership Council

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has added Daniel Fogel, former president of the University of Vermont, to its education leadership council. The council comprises former college and university presidents who provide consultative support for presidential transitions. Dr. Fogel has also joined the firm’s higher education and not-for-profit practices as of-counsel. “Dr. Fogel has an invaluable first-hand

Morgan Samuels Appoints Chief Human Capital Officer

Morgan Samuels Company, an L.A.-based executive recruiter, has named Soheila Ataei as chief human capital officer. In this newly created role, Ms. Ataei will be responsible for all aspects of the firm's internal human capital function and will oversee operational performance. Janice DiPietro, president of Morgan Samuels, said, “Soheila is a brilliant human capital professional

IHRIM Welcomes New Executive Committee

International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) has announced the 2013 executive committee of the board of directors. Those elected to the executive committee are as follows: chairman of the board: Kevin Carlson, Ph.D., associate professor of management, Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business; vice chairman: Damon Lovett, HRIP, HR systems consultant, Baylor Healthcare

Boyden Strengthens Global Financial Services Practice

Boyden has added Kate Quinn as a managing director in New York in the firm’s global financial services practice. Ms. Quinn recruits for C-level and senior executives for global investment banks, insurance companies, asset managers and hedge funds. In addition, she consults closely with clients on organizational mapping, business and professional assessments, compensation and market

Lumesse Names CEO

Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, has appointed Thomas Volk as its chief executive officer. Mr. Volk is an enterprise technology executive with a considerable track record. He started his career with HP in Germany and the U.K. before moving to the U.S. More recently, Mr. Volk has been leading Dell’s commercial

Braswell Nees Group Fills Sales Position for Dialogic

Braswell Nees Group has recruited Bill Crank as senior vice president of worldwide sales and services for Dialogic. Mr. Crank has served in a variety of senior sales roles in the telecommunications and wireless industries during his career, including positions at Metaswitch, Ubiquity, Jetstream and CI Wireless. Dialogic is a provider of products and technologies

Kronos Releases New Workforce Management Tools

Kronos Incorporated has announced new mobile applications for webTA, a workforce management solution that automates the tracking and management of U.S. federal government workers. Kronos also announced two additional products within the webTA solution, both of which provide enhanced data capture functionality. These new Kronos offerings are designed to help federal government agencies further control

Hulce Associates Completes Search for CyrusOne

Executive search firm Hulce Associates has placed Patricia McBratney as vice president and controller for CyrusOne. Ms. McBratney is a former senior manager at Deloitte. Colleen Hulce has recruited two other members of the senior management team and also recruited Gary Wojateszek to the CFO role at Cincinnati Bell, the parent company of CyrusOne, where

Talent Technology Corp. Joins SuccessFactors Partner Program

Talent Technology Corporation, a provider of component recruiting technologies for the recruiting/staffing industry and corporate HR departments, has joined SuccessFactors Partner Program as a SuccessSolution partner. The partnership enables SuccessFactors recruiting customers to extend the solution with key elements of the Talemetry Talent Generation software suite. “Talent Technology is excited to deliver a customized Talemetry

AltoPartners Adds New Partners in China, Germany and Turkey

AltoPartners has added Foster Partners in China, Jack Russell Consulting in Germany and MKG & Partners in Turkey as its newest partners. Jean-Philippe Saint-Geours, chairman of AltoPartners, said: “In welcoming these new partners into our alliance, we are strengthening our partnership and offering our clients additional global reach and local experience – a truly compelling

DHR Grows Staff In India

DHR International has named Joylyn Largo-Afonso as executive vice president in the firm’s technology, telecom, and professional services practice in India. She is based in the firm’s Mumbai office. Ms. Largo-Afonso began her career with HSBC Mumbai and had a brief stint with Coca-Cola, before joining Korn/Ferry International in India in 1997, where she worked

Korn Ferry Acquires PDI Ninth House

Korn/Ferry International has completed its acquisition of Minneapolis-based PDI Ninth House, a provider of leadership solutions. “We are pleased to announce the completion of Korn/Ferry’s acquisition of PDI Ninth House, a partnership that combines two of the top brands in talent management,” said Gary D. Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry International. “PDI Ninth House brings to

Caldwell Partners Announces CFO Transition

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has announced that Karen Richards, the company's chief financial officer, has decided to retire. Ms. Richards joined Caldwell Partners in 1992. "Throughout her 20 years of service to Caldwell Partners, Karen has been a key part of the company's growth and success," said John N. Wallace, chief

WinterWyman Expands HR Recruiting Services

Recruitment firm WinterWyman has announced the expansion of service capabilities in New York to include human resources contract staffing. “It is with great pleasure that WinterWyman announces we are adding HR contract staffing to our suite of services in the Manhattan marketplace,” said Scott Ragusa, president of WinterWyman contract staffing. “This growth is the result

Accelent Finds New COO For Cybersettle

Accelent, Inc. has recruited Alan Hurwitz as chief operating officer for Cybersettle, Inc. Mr. Hurwitz previously served as chief financial officer at eWayDirect. Cybersettle is a leader in accelerated dispute resolution. The firm’s PayMD solution is an innovative and proprietary online settlement and payment system for healthcare providers. Accelent is an executive talent acquisition and

Horton International USA Acquired by Marcum Group

Horton International USA has been acquired by the Marcum Group. The firm will continue to operate under the Horton International name. Horton International USA is headquartered in West Hartford, CT and is the U.S. partner of Horton International, a global retained executive search organization with more than 40 offices throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and

Diversified Search Names General Counsel

Diversified Search has named Anthony J. Frick as its vice president and general counsel. Mr. Frick was previously at Dechert LLP, an international law firm, where he focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate finance and public company reporting and governance issues. "We are delighted to welcome Tony, who will take

Pepin Consulting Grows Staff

Human capital consulting firm Pepin Consulting has added Kelli Cruz as managing director in San Francisco. She will oversee Pepin’s expanding human capital planning practice and the design and implementation of specialized talent management solutions. Ms. Cruz brings human capital management knowledge for advisory firms from her experiences at Schwab Advisor Services where she pioneered

Greenwich Harbor Partners Recruits EVP for Estrella TV

Greenwich Harbor Partners has placed Judy Kenny as executive vice president of network sales and marketing for Estrella TV at Liberman Broadcasting. Ms. Kenny is a media veteran who has held senior sales roles at Univision, MyNetwork TV, Zoom and ABC. LBI is the largest privately held, Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States based on

PrincetonOne Merges with Management Recruiters of Myrtle Beach, Inc.

PrincetonOne, a total recruitment services provider based in Skillman, NJ, has merged with Management Recruiters of Myrtle Beach, Inc. The merger will broaden PrincetonOne’s southeastern U.S. market presence and further expand its team of dedicated recruitment professionals. Since 1996, Management Recruiters of Myrtle Beach has provided management and executive-level recruiting services to meet the hiring

ChampionScott Partners Launches Digital Content and eLearning Practice

Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has launched its digital content and eLearning practice. “Businesses, consumers and students will continue to access content online and the industry must be in a position to support the demand,” said CEO Geoff Champion. “ChampionScott Partners was an early adopter in this sector beginning in 2003 with our first client.

IRC Adds New Executive Board Member

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added San Diego-based Warren R. Carter (The QualiFind Group) as a new executive board member. The QualiFind Group is a multi-practice executive search and recruitment firm with branch offices, search consultants and research staff throughout the U.S. and Mexico. It has three separate practices, focused on agribusiness, food

JDG Associates Fills HR Post for CNA

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has placed Pearl Mihara as vice president of human resources at CAN, a not-for-profit research and analysis organization. Ms. Mihara formerly served as SVP of HR for Engility. As CNA’s vice president of HR, she has leadership and operating management responsibility for all HR and organizational effectiveness affairs, including

Nearly One In Five Will Look for New Jobs in Coming Months

With the unemployment rate at the lowest it has been in more than three and a half years, employee confidence appears to be stabilizing. According to the Glassdoor Q4 Employment Confidence Survey, nearly half (48 percent) of employees (including those self-employed) expect their company's outlook to stay the same in the next six months —

PeopleFluent Adds New SVP Sales

Peoplefluent, a provider of solutions for talent management, vendor management and workforce compliance and diversity, has appointed Gregg Monastiero as senior vice president of sales. In this position, Mr. Monastiero will have responsibility for direct and channel sales for the company’s Talent Management, Vendor Management and Workforce Planning and Analytics product lines in North America

OneWire Releases Posts & Search Capabilities

OneWire, a provider of career and talent management services, has announced the release of Post & Search, a tool that provides a seamless, easy-to-use entry point for finding skilled finance candidates. The new product combines the power of job posting with the control and accuracy of candidate search into a single product. Skiddy von Stade,

Hobbs & Towne Finds New CEO for ViSole Energy

Hobbs & Towne, Inc. (HTI), an executive search firm specializing in the alternative energy and clean technology sector, has placed Len Jornlin as chief executive officer of ViSole Energy. Mr. Jornlin is founder and CEO of Empower Energies LLC and a former senior executive at SunEdison LLC. Hobbs & Towne senior partner, Wes Goldstein, said:

Diversified Search Adds Healthcare Practice Leader

Diversified Search has added Martha C. Hauser as healthcare practice leader for the southern region based in Atlanta. Ms. Hauser’s executive search career accomplishments include opening the Atlanta office for Witt Kieffer in 1997 and serving as a regional director and a board member of the firm. She was also the regional industry specialist for

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