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Datacenter People Launches Executive Search Division

U.K.-headquartered recruiting organization Datacenter People has formed a new executive search subsidiary, Portman Partners, to focus on C-level leadership and senior executive roles within the datacenter industry worldwide. “This is a new chapter in the growth of the firm” said Peter Hannaford, founder of Datacenter People. “We’re well established and have built a loyal following

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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Taps Diversified Search to Find Next President

Executive search firm Diversified Search has been enlisted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to help find its 13th president. Dale E. Jones, the firm’s president and CEO, is spearheading the assignment along with Julie Kanak, the leader of Diversified’s financial services practice, and board practice head Veronica Biggins. Until the new leader is selected,

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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 Appoints New CFO

Global executive search firm Boyden has named Victor Escandón as its new chief financial officer. He replaces Lydia Reitana, who held the role since 2012. Mr. Escandón will be responsible for all of the firm’s strategic financial activities and initiatives. He will report directly to Trina Gordon, Boyden’s president and CEO. “Victor’s extensive international experience in financial management

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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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Ridgeway Partners Expands Search Staff

London-headquartered executive search firm Ridgeway Partners has expanded with the addition of Krystyna Nowak as a partner. In her new role, Ms. Nowak will join Louise Angel in the board practice, focusing on chairmen and non-executive director appointments across all sectors. Ms. Nowak’s arrival comes at a key moment for U.K. boards. “When the revised U.K. Corporate Governance Code takes effect on

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The 5 Essential Attributes of a 21st Century CHRO

The role of the chief human resources officer is changing again. Over the years, the best CHROs became much more focused on the business and its strategic needs. Today, however, the needs of the business have evolved — and with it so have the demands on the CHRO, according to a report by Heidrick &

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Spencer Stuart Seeks Provost for American University

The hunt for university leadership has been heating up, especially with searches for provosts. Among the latest, American University in Washington, D.C. selected Spencer Stuart to find its next chief academic officer and provost. Scott Bass stepped down from the position in June. Michele Haertel, leader of the search firm’s education, non-profit & government, academia & research practice,

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Coulter Partners Finds CTO for Pivot Bio

Chris Palatucci of life sciences-focused executive search firm Coulter Partners recently placed Richard Broglie as chief technology officer of Pivot Bio, an agriculture technology company based in Silicon Valley. Dr. Broglie leads Pivot Bio’s expert scientific team and manages research and technology development efforts. Most recently, he served as research director for microbiome discovery for

People

DHR International Adds Partner in Financial Services Practice

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has named Edward Merhige as a partner in its financial services practice group. He will specialize in global banking, markets and private equity. Mr. Merhige has more than 20 years of experience recruiting financial services professionals, completing hundreds of searches at all levels, industry coverage and product areas within investment

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ManpowerGroup Posts Flat Q3 Growth

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of $5.4 billion, a decrease of one percent from the same period a year ago. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected $5.61 billion in revenues. Results were significantly impacted by stronger foreign currencies relative to the U.S. dollar compared to the

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Why Saying Only Nice Things in a Reference Check Can Backfire

We’ve all been told if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything. But according to a new survey of professionals by Korn Ferry, that advice, at least when giving job references, can be problematic. While 25 percent of the professionals surveyed admitted they will only give positive references and not share unfavorable thoughts,

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University of Vermont Picks Witt/Kieffer to Find New President

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has been selected to find the next president for the University of Vermont (UVM). Leading the search are Robin Mamlet, managing partner of the firm’s education practice, Dennis M. Barden, senior partner, and Robert W. Luke, senior associate. “UVM seeks in its new president a leader with the intellectual and aspirational

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Ropella Group Seeks President for Swan Chemical

The Ropella Group, an executive search firm specializing in the chemical, consumer products and technology industries, has launched a new search on behalf of Thomas Swan & Company to find a new president for its Swan Chemical Inc. (SCI) organization. The current leader, Chuck Van Fleet, is preparing to retire after 21 years with the company.

People

Lucas Group Appoints Chief People Officer

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies the chief human resource officer plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus, instead, is on building talent

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TRANSEARCH Opens New Office in Indonesia

TRANSEARCH International has strengthened its presence in Asia Pacific by opening a new office in Indonesia, adding Davehunt International, a boutique human capital consultancy firm, to its fold. Davehunt specializes in quality senior-level executive search, training, consulting, assessment, coaching and outsourcing. The team in Jakarta is headed by chief executive officer David Wongso and senior consultant

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How to Groom a Global Executive

If a company wants to be a serious competitor in the global marketplace, it is likely that its qualified employees will be trained and developed for an international assignment. There are protocols for leading multinational teams, forming strategic relationships, managing customers and suppliers and delivering service outside the U.S. Many organizations, however, have admittedly failed

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ChampionScott Partners Places CEO at Wireless Registry

ChampionScott Partners, which specializes in senior-level appointments for technology and technology-enabled companies, recently placed Cameron Meierhoefer as the new CEO of Wireless Registry, a provider of identity solutions and intelligence for the Internet of Things. Founding partner and CEO Geoff Champion led the assignment along with principal Stephanie McGurie. Mr. Cameron has over 20 years of technology

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Parker Executive Search Seeks Air Force Academy Athletic Director

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has been selected by the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs to lead its search for a new athletic director. Jim Knowlton stepped down from his role this spring to take over as director of athletics at the University

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JURISolutions Acquires Link Legal Search Group

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. JURISolutions Inc. (JSL), a legal services firm, has acquired Link Legal Search Group, a Dallas-based legal executive search firm, as a strategic piece of the new full-service executive search division of JSL. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Link Legal Search Group, which

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Signium U.K. Adopts Not Actively Looking Recruitment Management Platform

Signium U.K., global search consortium Signium’s U.K. business unit, has adopted a new search system from Not Actively Looking, which will now act as the primary platform for managing all of the search firm’s business. Alastair Paton, managing partner of Signium U.K. and chair of the global board of Signium, said that the firm had carefully

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Why Finding Diverse Talent Remains a Challenge

Companies recognize the advantages and benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce, but struggle to tap adequate sources of talent. Sixty-three percent of senior executives say diversity and inclusion is either very important or extremely important, yet this same majority report that their workforces have average or below average diversity representation, according to a survey

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CohenTaylor Finds CEO for the Minnesota Multi Housing Association

Minneapolis-headquartered CohenTaylor Executive Search has placed Nichol Beckstrand as the new president and CEO of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MMHA). Mary Rippe, who led the organization for 25 years, has retired. Ms. Beckstrand beat out three other finalists for the position. “Nichol’s energy and track record of leadership, knowledge of the dynamically changing rental housing market provides Minnesota

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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks CFO for London-Based Healthcare System NHS

Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected to find a new chief financial officer for the NHS, the national healthcare system in the U.K. Suzanne Bose-Mallick is the consultant charged with leading the search. A newly-created role, NHS’ CFO will be accountable for developing financial strategies and related resource allocations which ensure that NHS providers, commissioners and local

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N2Growth Adds New Global Practice Chair for Board and CEO Services

N2Growth, a King of Prussia, PA-based management consulting and executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of Thomas Brattle Gannett as global practice chairman of board and CEO services. Mr. Gannett is a results-oriented executive and board candidate with more than 20 years experience in strategic, operational and fiscal leadership, said the firm. He has

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Direct Recruiters Adds Two Team Members

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has announced two additions to its team. Logan Payton is the new director of the firm’s HR solutions group and Shawna Rosner is director of the legal solutions group. Ms. Payton brings over 10 years of HR experience to her new role, and deep understanding of the function. Previously,

Trends

Help Wanted: Well-Rounded C-Suite Business Leaders

Leaders who bring both specific technical expertise and general strategic business acumen to the table are in short supply in our current economic environment, according to David Clapp, managing partner of search firm CarterBaldwin. In a recent report that he authored, Mr. Clapp found that smart organizations are looking for and hiring well-rounded business leaders

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Slone Partners Find New CMO for Sera Prognostics

Executive search firm Slone Partners has recruited Garrett K. Lam as the new chief medical officer for Sera Prognostics in Salt Lake City, UT. “Slone Partners worked closely with Sera as we conducted this important search,” said Greg Critchfield, chairman and chief executive officer of Sera. “They paved the way for great conversations between candidates and the entire Sera leadership team. Slone

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Wikimedia Foundation Retains Bridge Partners to Find Talent and Culture Chief

Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects, has tapped Bridge Partners to find a chief of talent and culture. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke is leading the search along with partner Janet Albert. “This is one of the highlights of 2018 both for me and my

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Apotheker Search & Advisory Opens Doors

An array of new recruiting firms have launched around the world this year. The latest: Apotheker Search & Advisory, an executive search and advisory firm specializing in the life sciences industry, recently opened for business in New York City. Suzana Farah Rahman serves as the firm’s managing director. Apotheker’s  primary fields of focus include but are

CDI Corp. Posts Small Revenue Rise; MRI Up Five Percent

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI), a provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted second quarter revenues of $274.4 million, an increase of 4.4 percent from revenues of $262.7 million in the prior year quarter. The company reported net earnings of $5 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, versus net income of $12 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, last

RedPrairie Corp. Acquires Vortex Connect

RedPrairie Corporation, a global supply chain and retail technology provider, has acquired Toronto-based Vortex Connect, a supplier of mobile workforce management solutions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The combination of assets – RedPrairie Enterprise Workforce Management (EWFM) and the Vortex mobility platform – creates a single provider of mobile-enabled solutions that manage

Spencer Stuart To Lead Search For Claire’s Stores

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been selected by Claire’s Stores to lead in its search for a new president of North America. Jay Friedman, current president of Claire's Stores North America, has resigned effective immediately. Claire's Stores is one of the world's leading specialty retailers of fashionable accessories and jewelry at affordable prices for

Monster’s Revenues Fall 12 Percent; Shares Reach Lowest Level Ever

Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $237 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, compared with $270 million in the comparable quarter of 2011, a 12 percent decline. Shares of Monster plunged to their lowest point ever after the release of its Q2 numbers. Global Careers revenue of $217 million compared to

Northern Recruitment Group Names Executive Search Consultant

Northern Recruitment Group (NRG) has named Lorna Madden as an executive search consultant. Ms. Madden joins the executive search and selection team and will be offering interim executive recruitment solutions. Having spent the last five years working on professional IT and transformation contract roles within NRG, her move into NRG’s Executive Search and Selection team

Change Recruitment Group Adds to Glasgow Office

Scotland-based independent recruitment consultancy Change Recruitment Group has added Tariq Chishti as its new divisional manager in Glasgow. Mr. Chishti has spent the last eight and a half years at recruitment firm Hays, where he was business director for their sales and marketing and retail divisions in Scotland. His new role at Change involves leading

Millennium Search Grows Recruiting Team

Millennium Search, a boutique recruiting firm based in Charlotte, NC, has added Jane Gimbel as a senior executive recruiter. Ms. Gimbel has over 15 years of experience as a recruiting professional, with a background that includes technical, sales, and marketing roles. She joins the firm from Progress Software, a global software company providing enterprise data

Allegis Partners Selects Montage Talent

Global retained executive search firm Allegis Partners has teamed with Montage Talent, a provider of video interviewing solutions, to enhance and expand its services for clients. Committed to providing innovative solutions, Allegis Group Services selected Montage based upon its ease-of-use and focus on the candidate experience through the hiring process. “We are excited to partner

Cornerstone OnDemand Posts 54 Percent Revenue Gain

Talent management software provider Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. has posted gross revenue for the second quarter of 2012 of $26.7 million, representing a 54 percent year-over-year increase compared to the same period in 2011. Bookings, which Cornerstone defines as gross revenue plus the change in deferred revenue for the period, were $31.5 million for the second

Cook Associates Places CISO at Wells Fargo

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Rich Baich as chief information security officer at Wells Fargo & Company. The search was co-led by managing directors Kevin Parker and Harry Wilson. Mr. Baich will join Wells Fargo from Deloitte and Touche LLP, where he led the Global Cyber Threat and Vulnerability Management Practice. Wells Fargo

CTPartners Posts Modest Uptick In Revenue

CTPartners Executive Search Inc./(NYSE:CTP) posted second quarter 2012 net revenue of $33.8 million, a two percent increase from $33.1 million a year ago. The firm reported growth in two sectors, consumer and financial, but clearly finding paths to sustained growth remains difficult. Tough times, indeed, are beseeching some of the nation's largest executive search firms.

Major, Lindsey & Africa Names Global Practice Leader

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has named Jeffrey A. Lowe as global practice leader of the law firm practice group, a strategic alliance of MLA's partner, associate and law firm management practice groups. “Jeffrey is uniquely qualified to serve as the global practice leader of the law firm practice group," said John Cashman, partner

Allen Austin Selected by Viropharma Incorporated

Allen Austin Global Executive Search has been retained by ViroPharma Incorporated to lead in a search for a new director, project management and director, clinical pharmacology. ViroPharma Inc. is global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of products that address serious unmet medical needs. Allen Austin is a privately owned Houston-based executive search

PayChoice Partners with my Recruiting Center

PayChoice, a payroll and employee management services provider, has announced a partnership with My Recruiting Center. My Recruiting Center is a paperless hiring solution that manages applicant tracking, new employee on-boarding and performance management. Users of PayChoice software can utilize My Recruiting Center's technology for the complete candidate recruiting and hiring process. “My Recruiting Center

Equation Technologies Partners with BambooHR

Equation Technologies has added BambooHR to its cloud-based, Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions portfolio. BambooHR is a human resource management system designed to relieve HR professionals from managing operations on spreadsheets or paper-based workflows with cloud-deployed functionality. “Keeping with our strategy to provide the best-of-class cloud solutions for our clients, we are excited to

DHR International Strengthens Atlanta Office

DHR International has named Brian McGowan as managing director in the firm’s Atlanta office. He will be a member of the firm's consumer, industrial, and healthcare practice groups. Prior to joining DHR International, Mr. McGowan was a partner and consultant with Spencer Stuart and Korn/Ferry, before founding his own firm, Aquinas Search Partners. He has

Empower Software Solutions Creates New Talent Managment Tool

Empower Software Solutions, Inc., a provider of human resource management and business process outsourcing services to businesses and government entities, has launched a new talent management solution, EmpowerTalent. The new solution integrates with EmpowerHR/Pay and includes functionality related to applicant tracking, employee performance, career development and succession planning, learning management, and compensation. “A company’s workforce

Storbeck/Pimentel to Lead Search for Carnegie Mellon President

Executive search firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has been retained by Carnegie Mellon University to lead in its search for a new president. The search committee will be seeking to engage and solicit input from all members of the university community, including faculty, students, staff and alumni. Carnegie Mellon University is a global research university with

ExhibitRecruiter Creates New Executive Search Division

ExhibitRecruiter, Inc. has introduced a new executive search division for the exhibit and events industry called EXPERIENCE One7Five. It is designed for experiential marketing executives that earn a salary of over $175,000 annually. The service is dedicated to organizations and executive level professionals in the trade show exhibit, event marketing, branded environments, audiovisual (AV) equipment

Kenexa Records 24 Percent Revenue Jump

Kenexa Corporation/(NASDAQ:KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has posted revenues of $88.2 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, a 24 percent increase from revenues of $71.3 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income available to common shareholders, was $7.6 million, compared to $4.7 million last year. Rudy Karsan,

CarterBaldwin Finds New President for CTC

Atlanta-headquartered CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Dr. John R. Hutchinson as president of Redeemer City to City (CTC). Dr. Hutchinson most recently served for 14 years as senior pastor at McLean Presbyterian Church (PCA) in McLean, Virginia. Since its founding in 2000, Redeemer City to City (previously Redeemer Church Planting Center) has helped to plant

TalentBin and COMPAS Technology Integrate Services

TalentBin, the talent search engine, has announced full integration with COMPAS Technology, a provider of SaaS talent management solutions tailored to corporate recruiters and staffing agencies. From directly within the COMPAS Applicant Tracking System (ATS) module, users now have the ability to utilize TalentBin to scour the entire professional web and social media communities to

Diversified Search Posts 29 Percent Q2 Revenue Gain

Diversified Search has posted a 29 percent gain in revenues for the second quarter of 2012 compared to a year ago. For the first half of 2012, firm revenues are up by 24 percent compared to the first half of 2011. "We have had a successful year-to-date with notable strength in the healthcare and life

Reilly Partners Adds New Managing Director

Executive search firm Reilly Partners has added David Gorman as a managing director. Mr. Gorman brings 20 years of sports consulting and legal experience and his work with clients includes marketing and management consulting as well as legal protection of marketing, television, and licensing rights. He previously served as the managing director of Podium Americas,

Cheyenne Group Places CFO at Bloomberg Data Products Division

Executive search firm The Cheyenne Group has placed Sue Martin as the chief financial officer for Bloomberg Data Products Division. Ms. Martin comes to Bloomberg and Geller & Company with over 30 years of financial experience, most recently as CFO, Global Growth & Operations at Thomson Reuters. With offices in New York, Chicago and Los

Jobscience Acquires Atomkeep

Recruitment solutions provider Jobscience, Inc. has acquired Atomkeep, a leader in social profile management. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed Atomkeep helps users sync their profile information on social networks, job boards and other internet sites. Users gain a streamlined way to validate and control their social identity across multiple sites. “It has

Korn Ferry Names Partner in Mumbai

Korn/Ferry International has named Avdesh Mittal as senior client partner and regional leader of the firm's digital media sector. Based in Korn/Ferry's Mumbai office, Mr. Mittal will focus on the communications, media and entertainment sectors in India and will also be a core member of the firm's consumer and technology markets. Before joining Korn/Ferry, Mr.

Boyden Adds to San Francisco Office

Boyden has added Lori Christiansen as managing director in its San Francisco office. Ms. Christiansen will play a key role in recruitment of senior executive and functional leader roles in global companies as well as in early-stage private equity and venture-backed firms. She previously was biotech practice leader and vice president of the biopharma practice

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

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