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Bespoke Partners Names Leadership Team to Expand Human Capital Advisory Services

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has added a new president and chief operating officer to its leadership team as it seeks ways to drive and scale its human capital advisory service offerings. Joining Bespoke as president is Eric Walczykowski, a technology industry veteran who has served in leadership roles in business development, sales and marketing.

Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks Chief Information and Technology Officer for the United Nations

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by the United Nations to assist in finding a chief information and technology officer (CITO) to head its Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT). “The CITO will facilitate the success of a dynamic and decentralized UN Secretariat through supportive digital technologies,” said the search firm. With technology has come

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Monarchs Collective Launches to Boost Leadership Diversity

Debra L. Lee, the former CEO of BET Networks, and Rabia de Lande Long, an executive coach and management consultant for top companies, have launched a bi-coastal consulting firm, the Monarchs Collective, centered on elevating black executives and women. “The Monarchs Collective answers the calls for – and clear business value of – diverse leadership,

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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?


Hunt Club Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Chicago-headquartered referral recruiting service Hunt Club has expanded with the addition of Stephanie Tysdal as its chief operating officer. “Stephanie is incredibly customer focused. We spent our first conversation talking about all the ways that the recruiting industry (to date) has neglected using technology to change the customer and candidate experience,” said aid Nick Cromydas, co-founder


Talent Trends: Looking Ahead at 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on every business sector, executive search included, costing organizations billions of dollars in lost revenue. For the executive recruiting industry, the world has changed drastically, and search consultants have had to adapt to a whole new way of conducting business. Yet that has not stopped any of them


HARTZ Search Seeks CEO for the Mayfield Clinic

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has been enlisted to find a new chief executive officer for the Mayfield Clinic in Cincinnati. This follows the resignation of Mark Farrington, who left Mayfield for a professional opportunity in New Jersey. Michael Radomski is serving as interim CEO while an established a search committee will help identify a permanent CEO. The CEO is


Kirby Bates Associates Seeks Chief Nursing Officer for West Penn Hospital

As the healthcare sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer has traditionally been the most


CannabizTeam Launches CT Board Placement for Cannabis Companies

Marijuana has become more popular than ever in the last few years. The legalization of the plant in many countries has led to a boom in the cannabis industry. Consumer spending on cannabis has topped $10 billion in the U.S. alone, and worldwide sales are expected to top $100 billion before the end of the


Leathwaite Launches CMO Executive Search Practice

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite expanded with the addition of Shannon Silsby as a director to launch the firm’s global CMO executive search practice. “We are incredibly excited to welcome Shannon to Leathwaite to facilitate our functional offering expansion into the CMO/marketing space while we also work to continue moving beyond financial services into consumer/retail/CPG,” said


ZRG Acquires Turnkey Search

ZRG has made a major move into the sports, entertainment & media sectors by acquiring Turnkey Search. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Renamed TurnkeyZRG, all Turnkey staff and assets merge into ZRG and the firm will continue to be led by Len Perna, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Turnkey.  Turnkey will now


AGB Search Opens 2021 with Slew of Top Recruiting Assignments

A number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will allow high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization – not to mention a pandemic and post-pandemic era. One national recruiting outfit, Washington, D.C.-based AGB Search, has


NPAG Seeks CEO for Food Bank of Delaware

Washington, D.C.-based NPAG has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Food Bank of Delaware (FBD) in Newark, DE. Leading the assignment are senior advisor Tamar Datan and associate Andres Marcuse-Gonzalez. Working collaboratively with the board of directors and staff, the new president and CEO will be expected to


Direct Recruiters Inc. Appoints Partner

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has appointed Matthew Cohen as partner. He is practice leader of energy and sustainability and HVAC/R. “We are proud to congratulate Matthew Cohen on his new appointment to partner,” said Dan Charney, president. “His hard work and dedication to Direct Recruiters has been and will continue to be an important part of


Signium Expands in Mexico City

Even in the face of a global pandemic, 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, executive search


How to Onboard New Recruits in the New Normal

An untold number of articles and books have been written about onboarding and the importance of an executive’s first 90 days. Close to 70 percent of employees are more likely to remain with their company if they had a great onboarding experience, according to Click Boarding, an onboarding software company. And, of the new employees


Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has recruited Holly May as the new CHRO of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Partner Lisa Butkus led the search along with Jason Hanold, CEO and managing partner, and Keri Gavin, partner and global D&I practice sector leader. Ms. May has over 16 years of extensive senior-level experience gained in four


Russell Reynolds Associates Opens New Office in Dubai

Russell Reynolds Associates has opened a new office in Dubai and named Matthew Lewis as a consultant and country manager for the new location. In this role, he will be responsible for enhancing and growing the firm’s presence in the Middle East. “With over two decades of experience advising boards and CEOs at the world’s leading


Gilman Partners Selected by Total Quality Logistics to Lead CHRO Search

Executive search firm Gilman Partners has been retained by Total Quality Logistics (TQL) to lead its search for a new chief human resources officer. Executive recruiter Chuck Aardema is leading the assignment. The incoming leader will be responsible for the strategic direction of HR, ensuring all initiatives are aligned with business objectives. This includes consulting


SRI Elects Urban One Executive as Non-Executive Director

London-based search and consulting firm SRI has appointed Karen Wishart as non-executive director. She joins the SRI board with over 24 years of leadership experience in media and entertainment and organizational, operational and talent strategy. “I am delighted to welcome Karen to our board,” said Mike Squires, SRI chairman. “She brings highly relevant industry and


Nearly a Million More Americans File Weekly Unemployment Claims

The Labor Department reported this morning that 900,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week as Joe Biden begins his first days as President. The total was lower than Wall Street estimates of 930,000 and the previous week’s total of 965,000. The feds have now reported about 75.6 million initial jobless


BoardWalk Consulting Seeks Chief People Officer for Union of Concerned Scientists

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been chosen to find a chief people officer for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Leading the search for this newly created position are Kathy Bremer, managing director, and Diane Westmore, senior associate. The CPO will be expected to build and lead a forward-looking, high-impact human resource function, said BoardWalk Consulting.


Leaders International Tapped by BC Chamber of Commerce to Find New CEO

Leaders International, a national executive search firm with eight offices across Canada, has been retained by the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Partner Greg Longster is leading the assignment along with associate James Laing. On the heels of the launch of the CEO


Korn Ferry Names Academic Sector Global Practice Leader

Korn Ferry has appointed Charles Falcone as a senior client partner and global leader of its academic sector recruiting practice, including academic medicine and higher education. Based in Chicago, he also becomes the director of the Korn Ferry Physician Leadership Institute. “Charlie has an exceptional reputation in the market and brings extensive advisory and search experience


The RSA Group Expands Senior Team

Life sciences-focused search firm The RSA Group, which is based in London, has expanded its senior team with the addition of Eleanor Davies as managing partner. “Eleanor is a driven professional with excellent leadership skills and an enviable track record in healthcare and life science executive search,” said Nick Stephens, the firm’s executive chairman. “We are


CEO Leadership During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has been an epic test of character and determination for millions of people around the world. Nothing compares with the sacrifice of workers on the front lines in hospitals and other essential services. In the business context, CEOs have had to cope with extraordinary demands: for them, the pandemic has been an ultimate


accelHRate Recruits CHRO for Avantor

With the coronavirus crisis still upon us, chief human resources officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. As a recent article in The Economist put it, CHROs “keep employees healthy; maintain their


Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette Helps Place New Dean for College of Biological Science at University of Guelph

Nova Scotia-headquartered executive search firm Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette (KBRS) has helped to place Mazyar Fallah as the new dean of the College of Biological Science at the University of Guelph in Ontario. Dr. Fallah, whose term will be for five years, had been associate dean, research, and innovation, in the faculty of health at York University. “Professor


Bedford Group Transearch Expands Healthcare Advisory Board

The healthcare advisory board of Bedford Group Transearch has expanded with the additions of Jamie Condie, former president of  Becton, Dickinson and Company USA and Canada; Cheryl MacDiarmid, senior vice president and head of global commercial strategy at ViiV Healthcare; Vafa Jamali, chief commercial officer at Rockley Photonics; and Simon Pedder, chief business and strategy officer of Athenex. The board will play a strategic

What Leadership Looked Like in 2020

Will we need more than just “tough people” to emerge from these tough times? Adam Pekarsky, founding partner of Pekarsky & Co., was recently struck by a Harvard Business Review study on the future of leadership and how we are developing leaders. “Here we are launching all of these ambitious initiatives, initiatives which, at the end the day,

Brooke Chase Associates Fills Key Post for Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute

Joseph McElmeel, chairman and CEO of Sarasota, FL-based executive recruiter Brooke Chase Associates, has announced that his firm helped place Grant Dow as vice president of field services for Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute. Executive recruiter Richard Miller led the assignment. With an extensive background in management and operations, Mr. Dow most recently held the position of

AltoPartners Adds New Member Firm in Hong Kong

AltoPartners, the international alliance of boutique executive search and leadership consulting firms, has expanded its global footprint through the addition of Hong Kong-based Fowler Fox & Co, advisors to some of the world’s most respected private banks, wealth managers and family offices. Headed by Simeon Fowler and supported by Katie Brunt, managing director and head of APAC,

10 Penetrating Questions to Ask Your Search Firm

How do you size up an executive search firm’s true capabilities? In the age of COVID-19 it is an important consideration. To get you started, Odgers Berndtson has offered up 10 questions to help judge if you have the right recruiter on your side or if it’s time to start a search of your own.

TritonExec Names Leader for U.S. Expansion

Global executive search firm TritonExec has appointed Justin Cottrell as partner and leader of its U.S. expansion. Based in New York, Mr. Cottrell brings a wealth of experience in human capital, retained and project-based recruitment strategy as well as a track record in building and scaling a high-growth boutique technology recruitment firm. He has functional expertise

Wild Search Recruits CEO for Gresham College

Wild Search has placed Wendy Piatt as the first chief executive officer of Gresham College. Dr. Piatt has been an adviser at University College London since 2017 and was inaugural CEO of the Russell Group of Universities. “I am passionate about Gresham College’s time-honored mission to bring knowledge and understanding to as wide an audience

Economic Strain Continues as 1.3 Million Americans File for Unemployment

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the U.S., the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.3 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the 16th week in a row that the figure has topped one million. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had been expecting 1.5 million claims. The latest numbers reflect

Rosenzweig & Company Recruits CEO for Microcel

Executive search firm Rosenzweig & Company has placed Adam Ingrao as the new president and CEO of Microcel, a leader in the distribution of global technology brands across Canada and portfolio company of Los Angeles-based Atar Capital. The search concluded just as the COVID-19 pandemic was spreading throughout North America. “Only a relatively small percentage of senior

BIPOC Executive Search Launched in Canada

The executive search industry is being disrupted by the entrance of a multitude of new players offering advanced business models and new technologies. The latest: BIPOC Executive Search Inc. has been launched to focus on the recruitment of black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) for organizations across Canada. The new venture is inspired by the

How the Talent Game is Changing

Much like everything else having to do with hiring and recruiting, executive search is changing. The inability to meet face to face has had a big impact on every organization’s ability to effectively assess the quality of senior-level candidates, according to a new report from Rhys Metler of IQ Partners. But there’s more: The search

Academic Search Recruits President for United Lutheran Seminary

Following an extensive search, education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has assisted the United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) in the placement of Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin as its next president. His appointment is effective Aug. 1. Bishop Erwin succeeds interim president, the Rev. Dr. Angela Zimmann. Bishop Erwin, the fourth bishop of the Southwest California Synod of

WittKieffer Names Head of Education Practice

WittKieffer has named Zachary A. Smith as managing partner of its education practice. He inherits the role from colleague Robin Mamlet, with whom he co-led the practice for the past year as part of a planned transition. Ms. Mamlet remains with the firm and will continue to partner with Mr. Smith in the coming year while also devoting

What the New Normal Might Look Like for Companies After COVID-19

As countries around the world ease their lockdown restrictions, workers are looking forward to getting back to normal. But what will “normal” look like in the post-COVID business environment? In two new reports, Philippe Tschannen, global managing partner of H.I. Executive Consulting, outlines major changes your company can expect and explores the impact this will have on digital

Pillar Search & Consulting Assists Jewish Vocational Service in CIO Search

Pillar Search & Consulting has placed Jim Santiago as the new chief information officer of Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) in Boston. “We look forward to Jim’s leadership as JVS evolves into an agency with a fully integrated, highly effective tech infrastructure and systems which will optimize staff, client and alumni success,” said Kira Khazatsky, chief operating

Beecher Reagan Names EMEA Partner 

Houston-based executive search firm Beecher Reagan has appointed Georgina Pawley as EMEA partner. She will serve as the firm’s global technology services practice leader and co-global private equity practice leader. Ms. Pawley brings a wealth of expertise in human capital strategy and recruitment in the digital transformation space to Beecher Reagan’s consulting practice. She works with professional services

Your Job as a Leader

In today’s challenging times, leadership is needed more than ever. “What we need right now is calm, steady leadership; not panic, hysteria, and rush to judgment,” says Rob Andrews, chairman and CEO of Houston-based executive search firm Allen Austin, in a new report. “We need our leaders to tell us we’re going to be OK,

Odgers Berndtson Expands Aerospace, Defense & National Security Search Practice

John Hambley has joined Odgers Berndtson’s aerospace, defense and national security practice as a principal. “John is a great addition to the Odgers Berndtson team as we continue to grow our U.S. executive search and leadership services, as well as continue to help the Odgers Berndtson global practices expand,” said Steve Potter, U.S. CEO of

Hobson Leavy Recruits Chief People and Culture Officer for Beca Group

As companies look to build internal brand awareness and set their sights on establishing and driving their own unique cultures, chief people officers are coming more into vogue. Recently, New Zealand executive search firm Hobson Leavy placed former Air New Zealand executive Anne Henry as chief people and culture officer for Beca Group. “We are delighted to welcome Anne to Beca,”

Caldwell Records 42 Percent Q3 Revenue Decline

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q3 revenues of $11.5 million (Canadian), a 42 percent decrease from a year ago. Like many companies, the firm’s performance was impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. “This is a challenging business environment for the executive search industry,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “Our third quarter revenue is down 42 percent over last

BarkerGilmore Adds Legal Expert as Senior Advisor

Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has added legal operations pioneer Audrey Rubin to its advisory and coaching division. Ms. Rubin is nationally acclaimed as both a pioneer of the legal operations function and a preeminent leader in the business of law, with an innovative background in advising law

Spencer Stuart Assists the National Council on Aging with CEO Search

Spencer Stuart has assisted the National Council on Aging (NCOA) with the recruitment of Ramsey Alwin as its next president and CEO. Current president and CEO James Firman announced late last year his plans to retire from the organization after 25 years of service. Consultants Jennifer Heenan and Leslie Hortum led the assignment. “Ramsey has

Another 1.3 Million Americans File for Jobless Claims

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the U.S., the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.3 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the 15th week in a row that the figure has topped one million. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had been expecting 1.38 million claims. The latest numbers reflect

Sheffield Haworth Adds Managing Director to Consulting, Technology & Services Practice; Expands to West Coast 

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has named Sam Wallace as a managing director to the firm’s consulting, technology and services (CTS) practice. Based in Los Angeles, Ms. Wallace will be responsible for leading and growing the practice across the Americas. Ms. Wallace has an extensive track record focusing on senior hires for technology

accelHRate Assists Venture Global LNG in CFO Search

HR executive search and management consulting firm accelHRate has placed Jack Thayer as the new CFO of Venture Global LNG Inc. “We are delighted to welcome Jack to our experienced leadership team,” co-chief executive officers Bob Pender and Mike Sabel jointly stated. “He has an outstanding record of accomplishment as chief financial officer at two

Caldwell Fills Key Posts for PE-Backed Episerver and Tricentis

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist private equity-backed firms across the nation find top level talent, including chief people officers who are becoming central to organizations grappling with the human resource impact of COVID-19. Meanwhile, as businesses become more complex as a result of the ongoing pandemic, marketing activities are

DiMarchi Partners Places CEO at Rudi’s Organic Bakery

Grand Junction / Boulder, CO-based DiMarchi Partners has recruited Brian McGuire as the new CEO of Rudi’s Organic Bakery, a producer of certified organic bread. “All vetting, interviewing and evaluation were done remotely through ZOOM, SKYPE and other formats,” said Paul DiMarchi, founder and president of the firm. “This shows a leap of faith by all parties, as well as how efficiently critical

Raines International Expands Asset Management Practice 

New York-based Raines International has expanded with the addition of Engy Lamour as senior vice president of its asset management practice. Based in New York City, Mr. Lamour has more than 10 years of experience in the asset management and alternative investments industry and is recognized for his extensive subject matter expertise and vast executive network. As a member

When is the Right Time to Change Jobs?

Leaving a job is stressful under any circumstances. It is hard enough to do when times are normal. And 2020 is hardly normal. Everything is in ­flux, and even more challenging, those changes are largely happening remotely, this according to a new report authored by Richard Stein, chief growth officer at Options Group. “It’s good to remember, therefore,

Bishop & Company Seeking CEO for Hawaii Tourism Authority

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has contracted with Honolulu-based executive search firm Bishop & Company to assist in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. The assignment is being spearheaded by Erinn N. Tomlinson, the search firm’s director of executive recruitment. The organization’s current leader, Chris Tatum, announced last month that he would be

The Mom Project Announces $25 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an artificial intelligence component. Just recently, The Mom Project, a talent marketplace, closed a $25 million series B funding round, bringing total funding at the Chicago-based company to $36 million. The Mom Project aims to connect women, including mothers, with employment opportunities. Its platform has amassed

Cejka Search Assists Iowa Clinic in CEO Search

Cejka Search has placed Ben Vallier as the new CEO of the Iowa Clinic. He succeeds Ed Brown, who helped found the clinic in 1994 and led the organization for more than 25 years before announcing his plans to step down from the top job last September. The assignment was led by Mark Madden, the recruitment firm’s executive vice president

Hanold Associates Launches Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice

Hanold Associates has launched a global diversity, equity and inclusion practice and named Keri Gavin as practice leader. As one of the nation’s top C-suite HR leadership providers, the search firm has led dozens of critical chief diversity and inclusion officer searches for clients such Gucci, Live Nation Entertainment, Ford Motor Company, MGM Resorts International, Major League Baseball,

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