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Development Guild DDI Seeking Chief Development Officer for the Lymphoma Research Foundation

Executive recruitment firm Development Guild DDI, which focuses on the non-profit sector, has been retained to find a chief development officer for the Lymphoma Research Foundation. William Weber, president of the search firm, is leading the assignment. The incoming executive will lead the foundation’s fundraising program into its next stage of growth. The CDO will provide

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B.E. Smith Seeks CEO for Swope Health Services

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes are coming. This has produced a high demand

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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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Pearson Partners International Names President

Women gaining top roles at executive search firms seems to be an increasingly refreshing phenomenon. Dallas-headquartered Pearson Partners International recently appointed Renee Baker Arrington to the position of president and the newly created post of chief operating officer. She has been with the firm for 13 years, is a member of the board of directors and

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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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Johnson Appoints Two New Practice Leaders

Sydney-based executive search firm Johnson appointed Claude Ringuet as partner and leader of the firm’s consumer & retail, healthcare & life sciences and sports practices as well as Dianne Cassen as partner and leader of its real estate and construction practice. Mr. Ringuet is a seasoned executive who brings over two decades of C-suite level commercial

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A Look at the Age-Agnostic Workplace

Multinational corporations are already aware of the importance of attracting and retaining a gender- and ethnically-diverse workforce to improve innovation and financial performance. Many have implemented policies to encourage this. What is less well-established as a competitive advantage is the idea of an age-diverse workforce, says Jackie Bernard of U.K.-based talent specialist Armstrong Craven. “This low

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Korn Ferry Records Nine Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2019 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.92 billion, a nine percent increase from $1.767 billion a year ago. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – also reported fourth quarter revenue of $490.8 million, an increase of three percent. All three of its business lines were up. The results

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Spencer Stuart Places CEO at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Following an extensive national search, Spencer Stuart has recruited veteran retail and omnichannel executive Allison O’Connor as the new CEO of home furnishings brand Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. “We are thrilled to have Allison coming aboard,” said Mitchell Gold, co-founder and chairman. “She has a proven track record in building an omnichannel business with excellence. I know she will be

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Pauly Group Enlisted to Find President for Northwestern Michigan College

Pauly Group, an academic search firm, has been chosen to find the next president for Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in Traverse City, MI. Senior consultant Marsi Liddell is leading the assignment. NMC wants a president who can lead a complex, regulated organization to meet the changes of the future, while respecting the college’s history and

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IMD International Search Group Adds New Member Firm in Singapore

Global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has expanded in the Asia-Pacific region with the addition of I Search Worldwide in Singapore. Singapore sits at the crossroads of the world’s largest and fastest growing region straddling China, India and the ASEAN countries. A modern cosmopolitan city with a strong reputation as a major player in the

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Workers Remain Optimistic, but CEO Confidence Falls

American worker confidence is at its highest level in four years. Following a slight dip at the end of the last quarter, the national Worker Confidence Index (WCI) rose 3.6 points to 110.7 in its most recent quarter, reaching its highest level since the study’s inception. The Worker Confidence Index is a survey of U.S.

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Heidrick & Struggles Selected by Washington State Investment Board to Find Chief Investment Officer

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has been retained by the $135 billion Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) to lead its search for a new chief investment officer. Gary Bruebaker is retiring at the end of the year after 40 years in the investment business. Lyndon Taylor, partner in charge of

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Leaders International Executive Search Lands President for Deer Park College

Leaders International Executive Search has placed the new president of Red Deer College (RDC) in Alberta, Canada. Peter Nunoda, president of Vancouver Community College, will start in his new role on Sept. 3. He succeeds Joel Ward, who is retiring after 10 years at the helm. During an extensive search that lasted more than 15

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Ward Howell Expands Global Travel & Hospitality Practice

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Jim Theodore as a partner in its global travel and hospitality practice. Based in Boston, Mr. Theodore joins Ward Howell with more than 30 years of experience in retained search. He has worked in the hospitality and leisure industries serving clients of all

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Amrop Names New CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments in the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Global recruiting organization Amrop has appointed Federico Cuneo as CEO and chairman of its executive board. He replaces José I. Leyún as CEO. “The organization extends its gratitude to José for his

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The Benefits of Strategic CEO Succession Planning

About five years before the chief executive officer of a major European insurance company planned to retire, the board began considering potential candidates to fill his role. Eight internal executives rose to the top, and subsequently went through in-depth assessments of their strengths, weaknesses and psychometric profiles. A year before the end of this process,

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Caldwell Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Gigster

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Recently, Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell recruited Jennifer

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LandrumHR Acquires HR-Focused Search Firm hrQ

LandrumHR, a Pensacola, FL-headquartered full-service human resources firm, has acquired executive search firm hrQ in Denver. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. The human resources sector is hrQ’s bailiwick. The firm focuses exclusively on providing HR professionals for short- or long-term contract assignments and full- time hires as well as offering expertise on a

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Lambda Legal Taps Two Search Firms to Find New CEO

New York-based Lambda Legal has retained the services of LGBTQ search firm McCormack+Kristel and WB&B, an executive search firm focused on diversity and inclusion, to lead its search for a new CEO. Lambda Legal, a non-profit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living

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Boyden Opens New Office in Saskatchewan

Boyden has expanded in Canada with the opening an office in the province of Saskatchewan. It will be led by Dan Brown, a new Boyden Canada partner. “Our new office in Saskatchewan and the appointment of Dan supports our strategy in Canada and globally to provide clients with world-class leadership advisory solutions,” said Trina Gordon, president

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Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Turns to Koya Leadership Partners to Find New Leader

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has enlisted Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners to assist in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. The organization initially retained Boyden for the assignment. Both finalist candidates, however, reportedly rejected the job, citing concerns with salary and museum governance. Boston-based Koya is tasked with finding a

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Evolv Technologies Turns to TillmanPartners to Find CFO

Backed by an impressive group of investors including Bill Gates, Evolv Technologies, a technology start-up addressing the active shooter threat, has retained TillmanPartners to find a CFO. “When I launched TillmanPartners this year, I set out to serve an exclusive group of clients and assist CEOs and investors to achieve breakthrough performance,” said Rob Tillman,

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Gerard Daniels Names New Managing Partner for the Americas

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels, headquartered in Perth, Australia, has appointed Jason Wright to the role of managing partner Americas, based in its Houston office. Mr. Wright is a highly-experienced recruitment and staffing professional with more than 20 years’ involvement in the oil and gas and energy sectors, primarily in the Americas markets. “I wish

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Prestige Scientific Opens First Office in Europe

Milford, MA-based life science executive search firm Prestige Scientific recently opened its first European office in Amsterdam and appointed Brandan Sweeney as director of the new location. The expansion to Amsterdam is largely in response to the European Medicines Agency’s recent relocation there, said the firm. Mr. Sweeney is charged with leading the expansion of the

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SWR Group and Rothley Executive Search Join Forces

M&A activity, in many cases with the support of private equity firms, continues to heat up in the executive search industry. The latest: New Zealand-headquartered search firms SWR Group and Rothley Executive Search have merged. Under the agreement, Rothley operations become part of SWR Group. Rothley founder and managing director Sean Brunner will be based in

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The Current State of Diversity and Inclusion

Although most respondents to a new study by talent acquisition firm GQR Global said they feel they have a commitment from their company’s leadership to pursue the business case for diversity and inclusion, there was an overwhelming feeling among them that diversity within their companies is not reflected in executive teams. Increasingly, the human capital

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Lindauer Seeks Chief Philanthropy Officer for Joslin Diabetes Center

The Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston has selected recruitment firm Lindauer to lead its efforts to find a new chief philanthropy officer. Vice president Maureen Huminik is spearheading the assignment. “This is an exceptional opportunity for a proven leader who will bring expertise in grateful patient fundraising, as well as deep experience working with friends

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Russell Reynolds Associates Recruits CEO for U.K. Ordnance Survey

Russell Reynolds Associates has placed Steve Blair as the new chief executive officer of U.K. mapping authority Ordnance Survey (OS). Patrick Johnson, the search firm’s country manager for the U.K., led the assignment. “The board of OS is delighted that ministers have appointed Steve Blair as CEO of Ordnance Survey,” said Kieran Murphy, chairman at Ordnance Survey. “He

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Finlay James Names Chief Commercial Officer

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, U.K.-headquartered search firm Finlay James has appointed Andrew MacAskill as its chief commercial officer. Mr. MacAskill will also join the technology-focused firm’s board of directors alongside owners John and Sara Gaughan and managing director James May.

Hasson Associates Names General Manager

Hasson Associates Recruitment has promoted Sarah Penny to the position of general manager. Ms Penny, who has been with Hasson Associates since the firm was established in 2008, will take over day-to-day management of the business as well as continuing her client work. Sinead Hasson, managing director of Hasson Associates, commented: “The research and insight

Pure Search Acquires Correlate Search U.K.

Pure Search, an international search and selection firm, has acquired Correlate Search U.K., a specialist financial markets headhunter. The acquisition marks the launch of a new division for Pure Search in the U.K. and is a continuation of the firm’s overall strategy to expand in relevant fields both in Europe and internationally. Chris Nelson, co-founder

Kincannon & Reed Grows European Food and Agribusiness Recruiting Practice

Kincannon & Reed has named Michael Whitney as a managing director based in England. Mr. Whitney joins Kincannon & Reed following a 20 year international career in senior executive and board-level positions in the agribusiness, food, and beverage sectors in the U.K., Central and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Most recently, he led engagements

Carmichael Fisher Adds Recruiter to London HQ

Executive search firm Carmichael Fisher has added Nadia Basheer to its European headquarters in London. Ms. Basheer comes from legal search firm Novus Lexus and is also an experienced lawyer. “Our focus of helping leading private practice firms to identify and attract outstanding talent has grown from strength to strength over the past six years,”

Park Brown Opens in Houston

Park Brown International, an oil and gas executive search and leadership consultancy, has opened a new office in Houston. With more than 15 years of experience in executive search and two decades working in Houston, Joy Brown Kirst has been appointed as managing partner of the Houston location and will take a lead role in

Dice Acquires the IT Job Board

Dice Holdings, Inc., a career website for technology and engineering professionals, has purchased the outstanding shares of Jobboard Enterprises Limited, the corporate entity of The IT Job Board. The U.K.-based company operates a network of tech career sites in the U.K., Germany, Belgium and Holland. The purchase price consists of initial cash consideration of £8

Clark Langdon to Lead Search for Avaya

Recruiting firm Clark Langdon Partners has been selected by Avaya Inc. to lead in its search for a new vice president of EMEA for global services. Avaya is a privately held global provider of business communications and collaboration systems. Clark Langdon, founded by Simon Clark, has more than 18 years experience in senior level executive

Workday Selected by Public Broadcaster WGBH Boston

Workday, Inc. has announced that WGBH Boston, a public broadcaster serving southern New England, has selected Workday’s full suite of enterprise cloud applications including Workday Human Capital Management, Workday Financial Management, Workday Payroll, Workday Time Tracking, Workday Grants Management, Workday Procurement, and Workday Expenses. “With Workday, WGBH will move from the limitations of multiple systems

VMA Group Opens Office in Singapore

U.K.-headquartered recruitment consultancy VMA Group has opened an office in Singapore. Since VMA opened its Hong Kong office in 2011, the portfolio of Singapore-based clients at the firm has grown rapidly, providing the opportunity to establish a permanent office in Singapore. Christine Clinton, who will be based in the Singapore office, is a communications professional

Howard-Sloan Acquires Jonathan Roberts Associates

Executive recruiter Howard-Sloan Professional Search has acquired Jonathan Roberts Associates. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Howard-Sloan CEO, Mitchell Berger, said: “JRA brings nearly two decades of providing clients with unmatched professionals to the table. As Howard-Sloan continues to expand its technical staffing network and seek new opportunities, I have no doubt that

Coleman Lew & Associates Completes Search for UNC

Executive search firm Coleman Lew & Associates has placed Dr. John Jones as the new vice chancellor of student affairs at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. “It was a pleasure to work with Dr. Carter, Dr. Milewicz, and the UNCP search committee,” said Coleman Lew + Associates president, Ken Carrick. “Dr. Jones is

HSZ Media to Release Two New Recruitment Studies

HSZ Media, LLC will release two new recruitment studies this fall – one examining competitive talent acquisition strategies in Asia and the other detailing the growing phenomenon of in-house recruiting. Recruiting in Asia: Competitive Strategies in China, Southeast Asia, Japan and Oceania will look at how companies are addressing current talent demands throughout Asia-Pacific, including

Kaye/Bassman Names Leader for Professional Services Practice

Kaye/Bassman International Corp. has appointed John McSpadden as practice leader for the organization’s professional services specialty practice as well as its private equity portfolio specialty practice. Mr. McSpadden comes to Kaye/Bassman from DHR International, where he served as executive vice president and managing director of the firm’s Dallas office. “I have known John for a

Pinstripe and Ochre House Join Forces

Pinstripe, Inc., a human resources and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) company, has partnered with UK-based Ochre House to form an independent provider of global RPO and strategic talent management solutions. Financial investments from both leadership teams and leading technology-focused private equity firm, Accel-KKR, enabled the transaction. Pinstripe and Ochre House’s combined global presence includes 767

JDG Associates Fills Post for NBCOT

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has placed Allan Freedman as executive vice president at the National Board for Certification of Orthopaedic Technologists. For the past four years, Mr. Freedman has been the executive director of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. JDG Associates has been serving the executive recruitment needs of Fortune 1000 corporations,

Boyden Adds to Washington, D.C. Office

Boyden has appointed Bill Hanbury as a principal in its Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Hanbury brings over 25 years of CEO experience in the association and hospitality sectors and will play a key role in recruiting for board, senior executive and functional leader roles. He is a sought after thought leader on national travel and

Dowd Associates Promotes Bates to EVP/Managing Director

Dowd Associates Executive Search has promoted Stephanie Bates to executive vice president and managing director. Firm president, Richard Dowd, said: “Steph has been an integral part of our growth and we are proud to promote her into the role of EVP, managing director. She joined the company in 2000 and quickly became a contributing member

CarterBaldwin Completes Search for Duke University

Atlanta-headquartered CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Dan Struble as associate dean for external relations at Duke University Divinity School. Mr. Struble joins the Divinity School from Montreat College, where he served as president for nine years. CarterBaldwin is a provider of retained executive search services in the healthcare, technology, non-profit, consumer services, industrial and media/telecom

Battalia Winston Acquires Norm Sanders Associates

Battalia Winston has acquired the executive search business of Norm Sanders Associates, a Fair Haven, New Jersey-based executive search firm specializing in the financial services and consulting industries. Walter J. McGuigan Jr., founder and managing director of Norm Sanders, joins Battalia Winston as a partner covering financial services, professional services, and technology. With more than

Signium Adds Shore Executive Search in Mexico

Mexico-based Shore Executive Search has joined the global network of Signium International — a group of global search firms. Founded in 1960, Shore Executive Search specializes in senior level executive searches, with a focus on finding board members, directors, vice presidents, CEOs and C-level talent. The firm has placed candidates within a wide array of

Krauthamer & Associates Completes Search for Walker & Dunlop

Executive search firm Krauthamer & Associates has placed William F. Wein as senior vice president and chief production officer of the capital markets department at Walker & Dunlop, Inc. Mr. Wein joins Walker & Dunlop from Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation, where he managed loan originators in the eastern and central U.S. Walker & Dunlop

HealthcareSource Partners with NICHE

HealthcareSource, a provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, has partnered with NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) to deliver e-learning content and webinars for the network of over 470 NICHE designated hospitals and health systems. The NICHE learning management system (LMS), known as the NICHE Knowledge Center, offers tools and resources

Saba Builds New Learning Technology for Its Talent Management Platform

Saba, a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, has built patent-pending machine learning technology into its open, standards-based talent management platform. This innovation adds to the company’s advanced cloud platform that was announced this past March. In addition, the company has continued to enhance end user engagement and several other key features of its

Primerica Assigns Director

Primerica, Inc./(NYSE:PRI) has added Gary L. Crittenden to the company’s board of directors. Mr. Crittenden has been a managing partner of HGGC, a California-based middle market private equity firm, since July 2009 and the CEO of HGGC since April 2012. Primerica, headquartered in Duluth, GA, is a distributor of financial products to middle income households

Jacobson Group Creates New Recruiting Service for Insurance Industry

As the insurance industry prepares for an impending talent shortage, recruiting firm The Jacobson Group has developed a new program to help clients develop their workforces. Jacobson’s new talent service offering provides insurers with young professionals and recent graduates with an expressed interest in the insurance industry for direct hire, temporary and temporary-to-hire positions. “With

Sanford Rose Associates Opens in Flower Mound, TX

The Sanford Rose Associates Executive Search Network has expanded its organization with the opening of Sanford Rose Associates – Flower Mound. R. Todd Mapes is president of Sanford Rose Associates – Flower Mound, an executive search firm specializing in sales opportunities exclusively in the consumer collections and contact center industries. “We are excited to add

Cook Associates Finds CEO for Data Intensity

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Kirk Arnold as chief executive officer of Data Intensity. The search was led by Jeff Leopold, managing director, and Seth Harris, EVP and managing director. Most recently, Ms. Arnold served as EVP and COO at Avid, Inc. Headquartered in metro-Boston, Data Intensity is a provider of cloud services

Options Group Names New Executive Director

Global recruiting firm Options Group has named Tom Borgers as executive director based in its New York office. Mr. Borgers is focused on providing recruiting services for the financial industry with an emphasis in compliance, risk, regulatory and investigations. Additionally, he is an executive director in the firm’s consulting and other specialized services groups. Prior

Hulce Associates Places Accounting Officer at Prospect Mortgage

Executive search firm Hulce Associates has placed Maura Mizuguchi as chief accounting officer at Prospect Mortgage, the largest independent lender in the nation. Ms. Mizuguchi was most recently the corporate controller for Nantworks and earlier in her career was with GE Capital’s Mortgage Company. “Maura brings and excellent track record of leadership positions within the

Integrating Executives Into New Jobs Becoming More Complex

Basic onboarding processes are still not provided to most leaders assuming new roles, making transitioning a longer and less productive time for both employees and companies, according to a global study released by Egon Zehnder. More than 500 executives from around the world participated in the firm's 12th International Executive Panel (IEP), an annual global

Peoplefluent Appoints Chair of Its Learning and Leadership Advisory Board

Peoplefluent, a social human capital management technology company, has appointed James Irzyk as chair of its learning and leadership advisory board. With acquisitions of leading social, video and learning platforms within the last year, Peoplefluent is accelerating the commitment of its product agenda with advanced employee development, collaboration and engagement capabilities delivered through captivating and

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