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Grace Blue Lands New Leader for VCU Brandcenter

Grace Blue has placed Vann Graves as the new executive director of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Brandcenter. He takes over the role from Helayne Spivak, who left the school in May. “Along with my colleagues, I am delighted that Vann Graves is coming to VCU Brandcenter as its new executive director,” said Michael Rao,

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Russell Reynolds Associates Places CEO at CropLife America

CropLife America (CLA), the leading association for the U.S. crop protection industry, has chosen former National Pork Board executive Chris Novak as its CEO. Russell Reynolds Associates assisted on the assignment. Mr. Novak will start his new role on Aug. 20. “I’m pleased to announce that Chris Novak has been selected by our board’s search committee

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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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Catalyst Advisors Opens Office in Cambridge, Names Partner

Persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill-sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies for the foreseeable future, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook on life sciences. Navigating this new world of work requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent and human resources.

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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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LinkedIn Closes On Acquisition of Glint

Social networking website LinkedIn has closed on its acquisition of Glint, the Redwood City, CA-based employment engagement platform. The acquisition, which reportedly might have cost as much as $500 million, was announced last month. Glint produces software that helps businesses better understand how their teams are functioning and responding to their employer. “Glint has an

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Why 360 Degree Reference Audits are Gaining Traction

Reference audits are a vital part of the executive search process. They illuminate characteristics about a candidate that aren’t always obvious or visible through the interview process. They also directly speak to a prospect’s potential to be successful in a role and fit within your company’s culture, answering questions about how the candidate works with

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Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Technology Practice, Adding Three Specialists

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has expanded the size of its technology practice with the additions of Kevin Anderson and Doug Gladstone as partners and Lauren Claypool as a principal. “We’re excited to be increasing our footprint in this critical area and to be expanding our presence in San Francisco, Dallas and D.C.,” said Steve Potter, CEO. “Doug,

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Reffett Associates Recruits President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Following a nationwide search, executive recruiting firm Reffett Associates placed Ann Elisabeth Rondeau as the 50th president of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). She replaces outgoing president vice admiral (retired) Ronald Route, who has led the organization since 2013. The search was led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas

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Lincoln Executive Search Seeks New Leader for Pieta House

Lincoln Executive Search has been selected by Pieta House, a suicide prevention group in Dublin, Ireland to find a new CEO. Managing director Shay Dalton is leading the assignment for the search firm, which is also in Dublin. The incoming CEO will be charged with building upon the strong foundations already laid, and lead the

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StevenDouglas Extends IT Division

Executive search firm StevenDouglas has moved to consolidate its IT division in South Florida under one leadership structure to streamline resources in an effort to better support its clients. Leading the effort internally is Jamie Javorsky, who has been appointed SVP of IT, overseeing the search, staffing and consulting practices. StevenDouglas’ IT division now has expanded capabilities to service niche

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Poor Succession Planning Leading to High CEO Turnover

CEO transitions have always been challenging, but never more than in today’s high-stakes business environment. To gain a sharper sense of the demands posed by CEO successions and transitions, as well as the risk involved, Russell Reynolds Associates reviewed the member companies of the S&P 500 (as of August) and analyzed their CEO tenure and

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Spencer Stuart Scores CEO for the Premier League

Jonathan Smith of Spencer Stuart has recruited the former leader of Discovery Communications, Susanna Dinnage, as the first female CEO of the Premier League. As head of the English soccer league, Ms. Dinnage becomes one of the most prominent women in professional sports. She starts her new role in early 2019, taking over from Richard

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RH Perry & Associates Tapped to Find Sixth President for Harper College

Harper College, a Palatine, IL community college, has retained RH Perry & Associates to lead its search for a new president. Ken Ender, who has served as president since 2009, will be retiring next summer. Senior consultants Jesse M. Thompson and Joanne Bashford are heading the assignment. The college evaluated eight recruitment firms. Pat Stack,

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The Hennessy Group Partners with Norland Associates 

The Hennessy Group has partnered with Shanghai-based executive search firm Norland Associates to extend life sciences executive search services to East Asia markets. “Our clients in the life sciences industry have seen incredible growth over the past few years,” said Bob Hennessy, founder and CEO. “We felt the time was right to boost our efforts further

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Harvey Nash Appoints President of Technology Solutions for North America and APAC

London-based recruitment firm Harvey Nash has named Anna Frazzetto as its president of technology solutions for North America and APAC. She will continue to serve in her role as chief digital technology officer. In her new role, Ms. Frazzetto will expand her focus on the overall profitability of the North America and APAC regions, particularly in Australia, where

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11 Things You Need to Know About Generation Z

Generation Z. It is the first generation to know only a digital world. Its members grew up playing on their parents’ mobile devices, and many had their own smartphone as early as elementary school. Now that they’re on the brink of entering the job market, older workers are wondering how these ‘digital natives’ will impact the

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Waverly Partners Leading CEO Search for Tri-ED

The Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corp. (Tri-ED) has enlisted executive search firm Waverly Partners to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Eric Peterson, managing director and principal in Waverly Partners’ Cleveland office, and Harrison Turnbull, managing director and principal in the Charlottesville, VA office, are heading the search. Tri-ED,

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B.E. Smith Selected by Bon Secours Mercy to Find Group CFO

Bon Secours Mercy in Cincinnati, OH, is seeking a group CFO to lead financial operations for the Great Lakes Group, which is composed of 14 hospitals in Ohio. The organization has tapped executive search firm B.E. Smith to lead its search. Recruiter Ann Terry is spearheading the assignment. The group CFO will be expected to provide

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Korn Ferry’s Tech Practice to Offer Contract Services

Korn Ferry has expanded its services by adding a new area of expertise within its technology practice. In response to client needs beyond executive, vice president and director levels, the firm will now offer search services and contract placements for individual contributor roles. With areas of expertise spanning data/analytics, cloud, web, information/cyber security and software design,

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NPAworldwide Adds 10 New Member Firms

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 10 new member locations as it continues to

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Economic Climate Creating Challenges for Recruiters

After years of shifting economies and a move towards candidate-centric strategies, many people believe we are at the dawn of a new era of recruiting. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in October, reaching a record low point not seen since 1969, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It may be a

Gonzaga University Picks Academic Search to Lead Provost Search

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been selected by Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, to lead its search for a provost. President and senior consultant L. Jay Lemons is heading the assignment along with senior consultant Ann Die Hasselmo and consultant Christopher Butler. This is a new role for Gonzaga, which is revamping its administrative structure.

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Caldwell Posts 16 Percent Revenue Jump

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted third quarter revenues of $18.7 million (all dollar figures Canadian), an 18.9 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $15.8 million. Full year revenues rose by 15.7 percent, from $57.8 million last year to $66.5 million. Fourth quarter professional fees in the U.S. were up 35.7 percent

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John Keister & Associates Close to Finding New Leader for Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Search firms that service the library sector are busier than ever. Vernon Hills, IL-based search firm John Keister & Associates, for one, is nearing the final stages of finding a new executive director for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Mike Driskell, the library’s director of administration, has been serving as interim executive director. The library’s board

Launches

Stanford Search Opens its Doors

An array of new recruiting firms have launched around the world this year. The latest: London-based boutique firm Stanford Search has been founded by Jake Tapsell in partnership with Recruitment Entrepreneur. The new firm will be working on front-office positions across private equity, investment banking and broader alternative investments. Stanford Search is designed to identify

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U.S. Boards Seen as Slowly Evolving

Responding to rapidly changing business challenges, emerging risks and increasing attention to director relevance and quality by investors and other stakeholders, Standard & Poor’s 500 boards are adding directors with new skills, qualifications and perspectives. S&P 500 boards appointed 428 new independent directors in the 2018 proxy year, up eight percent from last year, and

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University of Oregon Taps Parker Executive Search to Find New CHRO

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has been enlisted by the University of Oregon to help find a new chief human resources officer (CHRO). Laura Wilder, the firm’s president, is leading the assignment along with vice president of higher education Porsha Williams. Over the past month, the school’s vice president for finance and administration conducted several listening

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Tyler & Company Retained by The Deaconess Associations to Find CFO

The Deaconess Associations Inc. in Cincinnati, OH, has tapped Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm Tyler & Company to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Senior consultant Charlotte Tinsley is heading the assignment. The CFO for Deaconess Associations Inc. is responsible for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the non-profit, to include the

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Chason Group Adds Former Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce CEO

Executive search firm the Chason Group recently expanded with the addition of veteran chamber of commerce and economic development professional Mike Gaymon. He will focus on executive recruiting for non-profit organizations. “Mike’s knowledge of the industry sectors that we focus on is significant,” said Tim Chason, founder of the Chason Group. “He has the capacity to evaluate

Benchmark Executive Search Names Partner

Benchmark Executive Search has named Phoebe Henderson as a partner, responsible for end-to-end search execution and client development. Ms. Henderson brings over two decades of executive search, operations and business development experience across the federal information technology and satellite markets. She was previously a vice president at boutique search firm Dahl-Morrow International where she helped

The Judge Group Promotes Managing Director of Healthcare Solutions Division

The Judge Group, a recruiting services provider, has promoted Mick Angelichio to managing director of the Healthcare Solutions Division. Mr. Angelichio co-launched the Healthcare Solutions Division for The Judge Group in 2004 and has since grown the operation into a full-service national staffing, search and services firm with engagements in over 40 states. As director,

Dangerfield International Opens Toronto Office

Dangerfield International has opened a new office in Toronto. Lena Kozovski, general manager of North America, will head the Toronto office. Ms. Kozovski has more than 15 years experience and has worked both client side and agency. Graham Jackson, managing director of Dangerfield, said: “Lena’s core role is to continue to grow the Dangerfield business

Monster Expands SeeMore Recruiting Tool

Monster has introduced new SeeMore features built to meet the recruiting needs of small and mid-size employers. Continuing its strategy to deploy its advanced search technology to a diverse customer base, SMB customers in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia now have access to a tailored version of SeeMore to manage resumes more efficiently and

Job Search Television Network Partners with Allegis Group

Job Search Television Network (JSTN) and Allegis Group Services (AGS), part of the Allegis Group Inc., a recruitment and staffing firm, have announced that they have partnered to drive next generation talent solutions to their client base. Combining JSTN's search engine optimized video and multi-channel media recruiting and branding platform with AGS's innovative integrated talent

Caldwell Partners Completes CMO Search for Portico Club

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed Geoff Atkinson as chief marketing officer of Portico Club LLC. Mr. Atkinson formerly served as senior vice president, CRM and demand management atOverstock.com. Portico by Exclusive Resorts is a new private club that provides exclusive access to a growing network of incredible luxury vacation homes.

Odgers Berndtson Adds Partner in Lima

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has added Diego Pérez Benéitez as a partner responsible for its Lima office. With over 15 years experience in executive search and consulting gained at some of the leading consulting firms in Spain, he has created and developed practices and divisions for various firms. Mr. Pérez Benéitez was previously principal

Nosal Partners Grows Minneapolis Office

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has named Melissa Oszustowicz as a partner in its Minneapolis office, Ms. Oszustowicz will conduct C-level assignments across a broad range of industries including agriculture, energy, consumer, retail, industrial, not-for-profit, healthcare, life sciences, and real estate and construction. She has placed board members, CEOs, presidents, and general managers, as well

eQuest Opens Office in Chicago

eQuest, a job posting distribution and job posting management provider, has opened a new office in Chicago. The move represents eQuest’s continued expansion into strategic locations of customer growth and will be home to eQuest’s North American sales division. “Our new Chicago sales office will serve as a more favorable hub as we continue to

Boyden Adds Managing Director to D.C. Office

Boyden has added Jane-Scott Cantus as managing director in its Washington, D.C., office. Ms. Cantus recruits board members, CEOs, and their direct reports to the Fortune 500, start-up ventures, and private equity firms within emerging technology, internet, and new media as well as the aerospace, defense & intelligence and professional services sectors. Ms. Cantus' experience

Oracle Acquires SelectMinds

SelectMinds, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) networking and referral technologies, has been acquired by Oracle. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The combination of Oracle and SelectMinds’ complementary social sourcing capabilities is expected to create a comprehensive recruiting, candidate sourcing, and talent management offering for organizations to reach quality referrals through social recruiting.

Lonergan Partners Places VP Worldwide Sales at Sonics

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Mark McMillan as vice president of worldwide sales at Sonics. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer. Most recently, Mr. McMillan previously served as vice president, worldwide sales and marketing at Bsquare since February 2010. Sonics, Inc. is the leader of system IP for cloud-scale SoCs. Lonergan Partners

UPMO Hires CTO

UpMo, a provider of social talent management, has assigned Eli Gild to its executive team as chief technology officer. Gild will head up engineering and technical operations, and lead product strategy and management at UpMo. As the former president and CTO of KlickNation, recently acquired by Electronic Arts, Mr. Gild brings an extensive background in

Heidrick & Struggles Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Gerard Roche

Executive recruiting firm Heidrick & Struggles International has presented senior chairman Gerard R. Roche with its Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to the firm and the executive search industry. "Gerry's passion for his work and world-class reputation built on judgment, dedication and integrity has gained him the respect of countless top

DHR Adds VP In New York

DHR International has added Bertrand Kimper as executive vice president in the firm’s New York office and a member of the firm’s life sciences group. Mr. Kimper was previously a principal consultant at RSA Americas, a U.K.-based niche executive search firm focusing on the life sciences sector. Before joining the executive search business, he gained

Fairfield Partners Places Global Marketing Head at StyleSight

Fairfield Partners has placed Jerry Inman as senior vice president of global marketing at Stylesight, an online provider of inspiration and product development tools for the fashion and design industries, located in NYC. Mr. Inman was previously chief marketing officer at 7thonline. Fairfield Partners is a retained executive search firm that specializes in placing high

TMP’S TalentBrew Announces New Enhancements

TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, LLC, a global technology-enabled talent acquisition company, has announced details of the latest release of its TalentBrew recruiting platform. Recent enhancements include a first-to-market focus on street address and office locations, providing TalentBrew users with an improved candidate searching experience and the ability to view information beyond the job description

ON Search Partners Adds New Director

ON Search Partners has added Patricia Ross to its Chagrin Falls, Ohio office as director. Ms. Ross will support multiple practice areas within the firm, researching and completing executive searches. Most recently she was a staff attorney at Baker Hostetler. ON Search Partners specializes in recruiting senior executive talent for growth firms in the high

Christina Partnes Fills Chief Marketing Post for San Antonio Federal Credit Union

Tampa-Bay based Christina Partners, Inc. has recruited Laura Johnston as the San Antonio Federal Credit Union’s first chief marketing officer. Ms. Johnston previously served as customer relationship executive at Ally Financial Services. The search was conducted by Nancy Clausen Cote and Pam Johnson. San Antonio Federal Credit Union has nearly $3B (AUM) and 18 branches

Monster Employment Index Up Six Percent

The Monster Employment Index (MEI), a monthly analysis of millions of online job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards, grew six percent annually in August and rose six percent month-over-month. Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting continued to lead all sectors in recruitment growth alongside transportation and warehousing.

Horton Opens New Office in Colombia

Horton International has opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia to further extend its reach into Latin America. The office will be headed by Fernando Huertas Buraglia and Francisco Piquero Villegas. Both were previously founding partners of Cretum Executive Search headquartered in Bogota. Their search practice will focus on the consumer goods, energy and natural

Borderless Helps Fill Position for Tereos Group

Brussels-based Borderless Executive Search has placed Olivier Casanova as the new chief financial officer of the Tereos Group. Mr. Casanova previously held the position of director corporate finance and treasury. Tereos is a global player for sugar, starch and alcohol. Borderless Executive Search is a global firm specializing in finding and attracting talented leaders for

Korn Ferry Acquires Global Novations

Korn/Ferry International has acquired Boston-based Global Novations, LLC, a global provider of diversity, inclusion and leadership development solutions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Global Novations has more than 30 years of experience and has served clients in more than 40 countries, including more than half of the Fortune 100 organizations. The acquisition

CareerBuilder Purchases EMSI

CareerBuilder has inked a deal to purchase Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), an economic software firm that specializes in employment data and labor market analysis. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Joining forces, CareerBuilder and EMSI will be providing clients with a unique perspective on current and future employment trends, skills development and recruitment

Norman Broadbent Opens New Office in Los Angeles

Executive recruiter Norman Broadbent has opened a new office in Los Angeles which will be headed by Sally Drexler. Ms. Drexler has over 10 years experience in international executive search, specializing in the digital, retail, travel and leisure sectors. She has worked on a broad range of assignments for consumer-facing businesses across all functions. This

CTPartners Names Head Of Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice

CTPartners has named Morten Nielsen as managing partner and global head of the firm's life sciences & healthcare practice. He takes over from Buster Houchins who will remain a vice chairman. Mr. Nielsen, who joined the firm in 2011, has recruited board directors, CEOs, senior general management and executives leading key operations and functions, primarily

DirectEmployers Partners with NETAC

In an effort to bridge the gap between employers and people with disabilities, the National Employer Technical Assistance Center (NETAC) for Employers on Employment of People with Disabilities has formed an alliance with DirectEmployers Association. This initiative has been established to provide employers with information, guidance and resources to aid in the outreach, recruitment, hiring

Korn Ferry Posts 10 Percent Revenue Dip

Korn/Ferry International/(NYSE:KFY) posted revenues of $186.7 million for the first quarter fiscal 2013, a drop of 10 percent from revenues of $206.3 million a year ago. The decrease in fee revenue was driven by a seven percent decrease in the weighted-average fee billed per engagement and a three percent decrease in the overall number of

IIC Partners Adds Switzerland Based Level Consulting AG

IIC Partners has added Switzerland-based Level Consulting AG as its newest member firm. Established 15 years ago, Level Consulting is led by five managing partners, with a total team of 15 people. It serves clients across a number of sectors, with core areas of practice in the technology, financial services, healthcare and industrial sectors and

The Devine Group and LBI Software Join Forces

The Devine Group, a provider of human resources consulting services, and LBi Software, a provider of HR service delivery solutions, have joined together to offer their human capital management solutions to each organization’s clients. The Devine Group specializes in providing talent assessment solutions and employee development tools that assist top companies in identifying and selecting

Russell Reynolds Associates to Lead President Search for Goldseker Foundation

Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by The Goldseker Foundation to lead in its search for a new president. Dr. Timothy D. Armbruster, its president of 34 years, will be stepping down from his post by the summer of 2013. Since commencing operations in 1975, the Goldseker Foundation has

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