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Koya Strengthens Staff with Diversity Pioneer

Non-profit search specialist Koya Leadership Partners has expanded with the addition of Maureen Alphonse-Charles as managing director. Based in Boston, Ms. Alphonse-Charles is expected to help strengthen the firm’s work across non-profits and mission-driven organizations, building a bridge between non-profits, the corporate sector, and corporate boards. She sits on the boards of Boston University, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston


Alexander Hughes Names President of Recruiting Subsidiary

Executive recruiters are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the 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. Didier Simon de Bessac was recently named president of Managers by Alexander Hughes,

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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.


Vaco Acquires San Antonio-Based Search Firm

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has acquired Aventine Hill Partners (AHP), a San Antonio-based advisory, consulting and executive search firm. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Together, Vaco and AHP will provide talent and solutions across a diverse set of industries to more than 10,000 clients globally. Vaco’s Texas operations have been steadily expanding since 2006 when

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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?


La Fosse Associates Names Head of Technology Recruitment

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Adam Gohar in New York as senior vice president and head of technology recruitment. Since opening in October of last year, La Fosse New York has seemingly gone from strength to strength, led by Johnnie Greenwood, head of U.S. With


Companies Hiring on Basis of Skills Rather Than Open Positions

Companies in a number of industries are facing a potential C-suite challenge – an alarming lack of qualified candidates to fill roles that are likely to become vacant due to retirement and other factors in the next 10 to 15 years. This breakneck speed of turnover in businesses is forcing talent acquisition professionals to look

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Protis Global Finds President for Therabis

Executive search firm Protis Global has placed a new president for Therabis, a maker of cannabidiol (CBD) wellness products for pets. Bob Rubin becomes the new leader for the Denver-based company, a subsidiary of Dixie Brands. “Working with Dixie has been a distinct pleasure,” said Frank Judd, director of client accounts for Portis Global. “Their

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Brent D. Glass Finds New Leader for Berkshire Museum

Washington, D.C.-based executive management consulting firm Brent D. Glass LLC has placed Jeff Rodgers as the new executive director of Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA. Van Shields announced his retirement from the museum last June. Mr. Rodgers was the unanimous selection after a rigorous four-month search led by the museum’s board of trustees. Berkshire Museum staff


Direct Recruiters Names Partners

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search, has appointed Cherie Shepard, Jason Herbert and Norm Volsky as partners. The search firm said that all three have “demonstrated leadership, dedication, integrity and a standard of excellence within the search industry.” “Speaking on behalf of the existing partners, we are thrilled to congratulate Cherie, Jason and Norm,”


NPAworldwide Expands Footprint in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Indonesia

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. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added nine new member locations as it continues to


Skills Shortages Causing Recruiting Difficulties

The U.S. is facing a growing skills gap that threatens the nation’s long-term economic prosperity. The workforce simply lacks enough workers and skilled candidates to fill an ever-increasing number of high-skilled jobs. Seven million jobs were open in January, but only 6.3 million unemployed people were looking for work. As the country nears full employment,

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DHR International Lands CEO for Physical Rehabilitation Network

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. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. Chicago-based DHR International has placed healthcare veteran Ajay Gupta as the

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Spencer Stuart Recruits Provost for American University

Following a national search, Spencer Stuart has placed Daniel J. Myers as provost and chief academic officer of American University (AU) in Washington, D.C. Michele Haertel, leader of the firm’s education, non-profit and government, academia and research practice, led the assignment along with Mary Gorman. “Dan is deeply committed to the integration of scholarship, teaching and student


Jobvite Secures $200 Million in Funding, Acquires Three Companies

Recruiting software firm Jobvite has announced that it will double down on its plans to build a bigger platform for recruitment and applicant tracking. The company says that it has secured investment funding of more than $200 million and that it has acquired three companies focused on different aspects of the recruitment process: Talemetry, RolePoint


Alexander Hughes Opens New Location in Mexico City

Executive recruiters are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, bring in new recruiters and open new locations. Recently, Paris-headquartered search firm Alexander Hughes expanded in Mexico City with the opening of a new office in Monterrey. The Mexican team will report to Adolfo Cruz,


9 Reasons Why This Candidate Declined a Job Offer

Not long ago, Boyden partner Tom Sorensen recounted the time that a candidate told him why he decided to decline an attractive job offer from one of the bigger guns in the business world. The prospect had received a call from the company’s talent acquisition officer, but it wasn’t until months and months later that

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R. William Funk & Associates Assists Weber State University in President Search

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, recently assisted in the placement of Brad L. Mortensen as the 13th president of Weber State University in Ogden, UT. Charles K. Wight stepped down from the role last May. R. William Funk, president of the Dallas-based recruitment firm, led the search. “President Mortensen

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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks Chief Technology and Knowledge Officer for Gavi

Russell Reynolds Associates has been enlisted to find a chief technology and knowledge officer (CTKO) for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization is a leading international public-private partnership committed to increasing equitable use of vaccines in lower-income countries. The CTKO plays a key role across the alliance in achieving Gavi’s mission, said


Momenta Expands in the U.S.

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has continued to strengthen its footprint in the U.S. with the addition of Bill O’Such as a strategy partner. He will be based out of the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. O’Such brings over 20 years of extensive history of connected industry leadership roles in mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and


Signium Adds Marketing and Communications Specialist

Marketing and branding professionals are playing increasingly vital roles at executive search firms as recruiting outfits push into new lines of business, evolve their brands and rev up their social media presence. Recently, executive search consortium Signium added Amy Fuentes as its new marketing and communications specialist. In her new role, Ms. Fuentes will be responsible for executing all


Employees Reveal Insights on 2019 Workforce Trends

Surveys on workplace topics often poll employers to gain their perspectives on the latest HR issues and trends – but, in a recent survey, Paychex went directly to the source and obtained insight from employees themselves. It questioned employees on hot topics like benefits, pay equity, HR technology, corporate social responsibility and more, to determine

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Spencer Stuart Recruits Board Members for Yelp

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has placed three board members for Yelp Inc. The firm had been enlisted to evaluate the board’s composition and identify additional director candidates to help drive the online-review website’s strategy. George Hu, Sharon Rothstein and Brian Sharples were appointed to the board, effective March 1. They will replace Geoff Donaker, Jeremy Levine and Peter Fenton, who notified the


Deerfield Associates Seeks Senior Major Gifts Officer for Babson College

Major gifts officers are among the most vital roles for educational institutions. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners of not-for-profits everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of finding


RSR Partners Appoints Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications Practice

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Allen Shapard as a managing director and head of the corporate affairs and communications practice. He is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Shapard has more the 25 years of relevant experience in communications, branding, marketing and corporate social responsibility. He has worked closely with high-profile consumer and enterprise


Judson Partners Rebrands as Capitus Associates

Judson Partners, a boutique executive search firm focused exclusively on the financial services industry, has changed its name to Capitus Associates. Capitus now has six equity partners, each with distinct subsector and functional expertise, and has completed search engagements with a premier list of banks, asset management firms, alternative investment firms and family offices. The


Why Three Quarters of Board Directorships Still Go to Men

Boards of directors may very well be the most influential decision makers in business. They choose the CEO and review and assess much of the top talent for their organization. They help determine vision and strategy. They deal with legal and technological challenges, financial regulation and reputation issues — all critical items that can impact

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Higher Education Leadership Search Tapped to Find Chief Engagement and Inclusion Officer for Columbus State University

Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search has been selected to find a chief engagement and inclusion officer for Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Consultant Alan Medders is leading the assignment for the search firm. The successful candidate for the role will be responsible for the overall leadership of the programs and initiatives that promote

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Slone Partners Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for Argonaut Manufacturing Services

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Eric Blair as the new chief commercial officer of Argonaut Manufacturing Services in Carlsbad, CA. He will be responsible for the development and execution of the company’s commercial activities, alliances and growth opportunities. “Argonaut is poised to do great things in biotech, and world-class leadership will prove vitally important



Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: U.K.-headquartered executive search firm VMAGROUP has appointed Andrew Harvey as CEO. He succeeds Julia Meighan, who moves into the role of chair. Mr. Harvey came to the firm in 2013,

HVS Executive Search Appoints President, Asia Pacific Division

HVS Executive Search has promoted Mark Keith to president, Asia Pacific division. Mr. Keith will continue to be based out of Hong Kong and oversee the company’s current operations in the region. He has been a managing director at HVS Executive Search since 2002. His hospitality career has centered on people and their performance, with

AC Lordi Names Principal in Its Search Division

AC Lordi, a provider of accounting and risk management consulting and executive search, has promoted Jeff Olshin to principal of AC Lordi’s search division. “Jeff is one of the most successful and respected executive recruiters in Philadelphia,” said AC Lordi CEO and managing principal Frank Lordi. “His presence and leadership has been instrumental in transforming

StepStone Partners with BigMachines

StepStone, a London-based provider of human capital management solutions, has selected BigMachines to provide on-demand software to streamline quote to cash processes within its sales environment. BigMachines is providing a cloud-based CPQ solution to enable extended sales teams to easily configure and price communications solutions, generate proposals, contracts, and other sales documents and automatically route

Spencer Ogden Opens In Dubai

Recruiting firm Spencer Ogden has opened a new office in Dubai and assigned Jamie Cork as its country manager. While the primary focus of the Dubai office will be serving the oil and gas market, it will also service the power and renewable energy sectors. The Dubai office will be the eighth opened by the

Gilbert Tweed Adds Managing Director in New York

Executive search firm Gilbert Tweed Associates has added Jane Greenwald as a managing director in New York. Ms. Greenwald most recently served as a partner with Battalia Winston and previously spent 13 years with Gilbert Tweed. She specializes in the industrial, energy, life sciences/healthcare services and technology sectors. Gilbert Tweed International, established in 1975, is

Taylor Winfield Completes Search for Trion Worlds

Executive search firm Taylor Winfield has placed Keith Winter as chief operating officer and Nathan Richardsson as vice president, product development & executive producer of defiance at Trion Worlds, Inc. Mr. Winter formerly served as president and CEO at EmSense Corporation. Mr. Richardsson was most recently executive producer at CCP. Trion Worlds is the leading

Robert Half Records Six Percent Revenue Rise

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted fourth quarter 2012 revenues of $1.03 billion, a 5.8 percent increase from revenues of $975.3 million during the same period last year. For the quarter, the company earned $58.3 million, or 42 cents per share, up from $42 million, or 30 cents per share, during the same period a

Dallas and Cincinnati Showing Job Growth in January

The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online, increased 2.2-points in January showing that hiring has slightly rebounded from major dips in new, white collar employment during November and December. At 99 points, the index is above its January 2012 mark of 95. However, the current mark is below the level of two

Diversified Search Posts 11 Percent Revenue Gain

Diversified Search has reported 2012 year-end revenues were up 11 percent compared to the previous year. “We have seen significant strength in the healthcare, education and non-profit areas. We forecast continuing growth in the healthcare sector, and have been selectively adding senior market leaders to our core of healthcare consultants across the country," said Judith

ManpowerGroup Posts Six Percent Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN) has posted revenues of $5.2 billion for the fourth quarter ended December 2012, a decrease of five percent from $5.5 billion a year earlier. The Milwaukee-based company’s earnings fell to $53.3 million, or 68 cents per share, in the quarter from $63.6 million, or 78 cents per share, a year ago. Annual revenue dropped


KULPER & COMPANY, LLC has been selected by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to lead in its search for a new vice provost of research. WPI was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society. KULPER & COMPANY is an executive search firm

HRsmart Expands Partnership with American Profiles International

HRsmart International, a global talent management software company, has expanded its partnership with American Profiles International to Profiles International Nordic Group AS. “It is with great pride that we today introduce, in the Nordic countries, this state-of-the-art HR solution which seamlessly integrates HRsmart’s unifying Talent Management System with our leading assessments. With this announcement we

The AGA Group to Provide Recruiting Services to Federal Government

Executive recruiting company, The AGA Group, has been awarded a GSA Schedule 738X contract and is now certified to supply professional staffing services to the Federal Government. Acknowledging the growth in federal spending through the GSA, The AGA Group has placed their staffing and recruiting services on the government’s electronic ordering system, GSA Advantage. “We’re

Heidrick & Struggles Names Managing Partner in Global Technology Practice

Heidrick & Struggles International has named Michael Cullen as regional managing partner, Americas within the firm's global technology & services practice. Previously, Mr. Cullen held a wide variety of leadership roles within the practice, having led both the strategic partner program and the hardware & systems and semiconductor sectors. He joined Heidrick & Struggles in

CTPartners Announces Promotions

CTPartners has announced promotions in New York, Columbia, MD, London, and Paris. In the U.S. Ron Porter has been promoted to vice chairman. Mr. Porter is senior member of the firm's human resources & inclusion practices. Ernest Brittingham was named as managing partner. Based in Columbia, MD, Mr. Brittingham is a member of the life

DavenportMajor Completes Search for Abbott/AbbVie

DavenportMajor Executive Search has placed former Johnson & Johnson executive Katie Rielly-Gauvin as global head of commercial development for Abbott/AbbVie. Ms. Rielly-Gauvin was previously VP of RedScript Ventures LLC at Johnson & Johnson. DavenportMajor is an executive search firm which specializes in senior executive and board of director recruitment for life sciences and technology clients

Caldwell Partners Fills Board Seat

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has announced the appointment of Paul Daoust as a director of the company's board to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of David A. Lewis. Mr. Daoust is a recognized leader in the human resource consulting, technology and insurance industries. He currently sits on the board

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

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