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Right Executive Search Offers New Resource for Women Returning to Work

Mahwah, NJ-based Right Executive Search (RES) is now offering a new, low-cost resource for women returning to work after years of family leave. On Her Way Back is a new e-book to help “returners” navigate today’s job-search process, co-authored by Elisa Sheftic, president and managing partner of RES, and Melanie Donus, vice president of diversity


Direct Recruiters Appoints Partners

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has named Kasey Fahey Kaiser and Josh Olgin as partners. “Both have been dedicated, top-performing members of our team, and have exemplified our core values throughout their years at DRI,” the firm said. Ms. Fahey Kaiser began at DRI over seven years ago and has played an integral role in the success of the

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ZRG Names Professional and Technology Services Practice Leader

ZRG Partners has appointed former Ernst and Young and Accenture executive John Weisel as global leader of its professional and technology services practice. “John Weisel brings amazing knowledge and experiences in professional services management and a network of global contacts that will be incredibly valuable as we continue to accelerate the growth of ZRG,” said Larry Hartmann,

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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?


Brooke Chase Associates Recruits HR Leader for Wellborn Cabinet

Joseph McElmeel, chairman and CEO of Sarasota, FL-based executive recruiter Brooke Chase Associates, has announced that his firm helped place Lisa Mahon as director of human resources for Wellborn Cabinet in Ashland, AL. Richard Mohrman led the assignment. With extensive experience in human resource management, Ms. Mahon most recently held the position of senior human resources


2020 a Turbulent Year for U.K. Private Equity 

Much of the talk among U.K.-based PE investors in recent years has concerned the Brexit related risks of potential investments, the sky-high valuations being sought by vendors, and the highly fertile fundraising environment which has led to record levels of dry powder and the most competitive capital deployment market that most can recall. According to


Americans Continue to File Unemployment Claims as Recovery Challenges Mount

The Labor Department reported this morning that 712,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting 775,000. This was the sixth straight week that claims fell below 800,000. More than 20.2 million Americans are currently claiming some form of unemployment insurance, and Thursday’s Labor Department


Isaacson, Miller Recruits Provost for Brandeis University

Isaacson, Miller has placed biochemist Carol A. Fierke, provost and executive vice president at Texas A&M University, as the next provost and executive vice president of Brandeis University. Dr. Fierke will begin her tenure on Jan. 1 Partners Katie Rockman and Peter Lange led the assignment. Dr. Fierke will succeed Lisa M. Lynch, a world-renowned


Shelli Herman and Associates Recruits CEO for Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has assisted in the placement of Jon Forrest Dohlin as the new chief executive officer of Fresno Chaffee Zoo. He becomes the organization’s eighth leader and will succeed retiring CEO Scott Barton with the transition expected to take place in early 2021. The assignment was led Shelli Herman, president, and founder


Erevena Opens Office in Stockholm

London-based executive search firm Erevena has expanded in northern Europe with the opening of a new office in Stockholm, Sweden. Jonas Helgesson has joined as a partner to focus on growing the business in Northern Europe, in response to increasing demand from clients such as Peakon, Puzzel, Unomaly, Pipedrive and Nectarine Health. “We are delighted to welcome


R. William Funk & Associates Retained by Indiana University and Texas A&M to Find New Leaders

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has been enlisted to find new presidents for Indiana University (IU) and Texas A&M University. “We work meticulously to not do similar searches at the same time to avoid conflicts of interest,” said search firm president R. William Funk. “In this case,


Crist|Kolder Associates Retained by Foot Locker for CFO Search

According to recruiters, the pressure on chief financial officers during the pandemic has been significant: Rewriting corporate budgets seemingly daily; bargaining with banks over broken loan covenants; answering constant calls from investors and board directors; and, in extreme cases, figuring out how to make payroll. All while working with no colleagues around. New York-based specialty


20/20 Foresight Executive Search Appoints Washington, D.C. Office Leader

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Mike Jones as managing director to lead the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. “Since our founding in 1994, we have honed our industry knowledge, experience and expertise by working in real estate before recruiting for it,” said Bob Cavoto, founder and managing principal of 20/20 Foresight. “With the addition of Mike


SmartRecruiters Appoints Chief Diversity Officer

Competitive companies, organizations and government agencies know that diversity matters. Simply put, the demographics of the nation must mirror the workforce. Research shows that organizations that unleash the potential of diverse talent innovate faster and see better business results. According to executive recruiters, it starts by attracting proven talent with diverse perspectives, experiences and contributions,


Novare Executive Search Finds New CEO for Energiföretagen Sverige

Stockholm-headquartered Novare Executive Search has placed Åsa Pettersson as the new CEO of Energiföretagen Sverige, a member association for the Swedish energy industry. She will begin her new role by April 15. Pernilla Winnhed announced her resignation in June. Gunilla Andrée will continue as acting CEO until Ms. Pettersson joins Energiföretagen Sverige. “In recent months, we have


Hunt Scanlon Media Launches M&A Advisory Network for Recruiters

Make no mistake, these have been sobering days for executive recruiting firms around the globe. Most of them, regardless of size, location, or specialization were caught flat-footed by one of the most sweeping economic crises to ever hit the sector. As a result, the nation’s top search consultants have been resetting expectations throughout 2020 –


Koya Partners Recruits CEO for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Following a rigorous, national search in partnership with Koya Partners, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has named Artis Stevens, chief marketing officer of National 4-H Council, as its new president and CEO. He becomes the organization’s first black leader. Alison Ranney and Chartise Clark led the assignment. Mr. Stevens succeeds Pam Iorio, who announced early this year


Executive Recruiting in a Post-COVID-19 Era

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on every business sector, executive recruiting included, costing organizations billions of dollars in lost revenue. Goldman Sachs estimates that economic growth around the world will be zero in 2020 thanks to the virus. For the executive search industry, where recruiters are constantly traveling to have face-to-face meeting with


AGB Search Closing 2020 with Multiple Searches for Top Universities

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


H.I. Executive Consulting Expands in New York

H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has expanded with the additions of Matt Schwartz as a partner and Randi Sperber as a consultant in New York. “We are absolutely thrilled to have Matt and Randi join our growing North America and global team,” said Tim Robson, global managing partner. “They are outstanding talents in their own right and they share


A Recruiter’s Tips for an Executive in Transition

Being on the hunt for a new job or career opportunity can seem overwhelming. Aspects of the process and many of the guidelines have changed. If you haven’t looked for a new job in some time, step carefully recruiters warn. “As an executive in transition it can be unnerving to find yourself out of work, whether


The LGBTQ Center Long Beach Taps McCormack+Kristel to Find New Leader

LGBTQ-focused search firm McCormack+Kristel has been retained by the LGBTQ Center Long Beach to lead its search for a new executive director. Founding partner Joseph McCormack is spearheading the assignment along with senior associate Catie DiFelice. The executive director provides executive leadership, vision, motivation, inspiration and direction to the organization’s staff and volunteers. Reporting to a nine-member board of

HARTZ Search Seeks Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity Officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has been enlisted to find a vice president/ chief diversity, inclusion and health equity officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) in Charleston, SC. RSFH, a joint venture between Bon Secours Mercy Health and the Medical Society of South Carolina, is a four-hospital integrated health system with over 671-licensed beds and $1 billion


La Fosse Associates Appoints Head of New York Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates has expanded its North American practice with the addition of Brett Vecchio as head of its New York office. “The team and I are very much looking forward to working with Brett as he joins our North American team at such an exciting time,” said Jack Denison, global head of


NPAworldwide Adds 13 New Member Firms

Thirteen new independent recruitment firms joined member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide in the U.S., Australia, Canada and Vietnam.. These search outfits seek to increase revenue through NPAworldwide’s cooperative placement model. NPA now has 550 member offices across six continents. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment

Normalcy Delayed: Spike in COVID-19 Cases Brings New Lockdowns

They have spent millions redesigning offices to reduce COVID-19 risk. Special protocols were set by overworked human resources departments. Now, just as staffers were returning and resuming a semblance of normal operations, the world has shifted for corporations once more, according to a new report by Korn Ferry. The shift, of course, is the dramatic


WittKieffer Seeking New President for St. John’s University

Executive search firm WittKieffer has been called in by St. John’s University in Queens, NY, to lead its search for a new president. Conrado Gempesaw, the first lay president in the history of St. John’s University, will be retiring in 2021. Dennis M. Barden, senior partner; Greg Duyck, leader of the firm’s advancement practice; and Sarah Miller,


The Moran Company Seeking CFO for Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been enlisted to find the next chief financial officer/associate director of administration for Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). The organization conducts research and promotes education in the marine sciences and marine technology on the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Senior search consultant Gretchen


Randstad US and Udemy Form Alliance

Randstad US and Udemy have partnered to offer free educational courses to American workers either already placed or currently looking for roles through Randstad’s job network. The alliance focuses on providing access to the skills needed to increase career mobility in primarily technical sectors. “We have partnered with Udemy to ensure that our talent has access to the fresh

The State of Executive Recruiting in 2020

Cautious optimism seems to be the consensus among business leaders and executive recruiters heading into 2020. Although some pundits are predicting a dramatic and near-term market correction, supporting data is decidedly mixed. Changes in expectations for 2020 include: U.S. economic growth is expected to range from 1.5 percent to 2.0 percent, likely down from the 1.9

SSI-Search Completes Assignment For Duke Medicine

Recruiting firm SSi-SEARCH, Inc. has placed Eric Poon M.D. as chief health information officer for Duke Medicine. Most recently Dr. Poon served as vice president and chief medical information officer for Boston Medical Center (BMC) and associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Duke Medicine is an academic and health care system.

WK Advisors Heading VP Search For Wellstar Health System

WK Advisors, a division of Witt/Kieffer offering mid-level executive search consulting services, has been selected by WellStar Health System to lead its search for a new vice president of emergency services, a new position that will work closely with the system COO and other operational leaders to plan, direct, and execute the long-term and short-term

NES Global Talent Adds Two Associates In Glasgow

NES Global Talent has said that Lee Anderson has re-joined the firm as associate director in its Glasgow office. Mr. Anderson, who has 17 years of engineering and technical recruitment experience, previously worked at First People Solutions in Glasgow. Before that he worked at NES Global Talent for seven years, joining the firm as a

Lucas Group Expands In Tampa

Search firm Lucas Group has named Vincent Gagliano as managing partner in its accounting & finance practice group. Mr. Gagliano will expand the firm's Tampa branch. He joins Michael Decker, Tampa managing partner for the firm’s information technology division, in guiding a team of recruiters dedicated to the Florida market. Mr. Gagliano served as director

Hays Acquires 80 Percent Of Veredus Corp.

Hays plc, a U.K.-based executive recruiting firm, has acquired 80 percent of Veredus Corp. for an initial consideration of approximately $44 million, on a cash free / debt free basis. The remaining 20 percent of equity in Veredus will be retained by the selling shareholders, all of whom will continue in their senior leadership roles

Korn Ferry Heading Search for Atlanta Falcons

Korn Ferry has been selected by the Atlanta Falcons to identify head coaching candidates. Former coach Mike Smith was fired after the team experienced back-to-back losing seasons. Korn Ferry has assisted in the searches that landed Andy Reid in Kansas City and Bill O'Brien in Houston in the past several years. Korn Ferry, based in

Ken Clark Partners Taps CFO For Worldwide Clinical Trials

Ken Clark Partners LLC has placed Anthony Doyle as chief financial officer of Worldwide Clinical Trials. Linda Chisholm, consultant for Ken Clark Partners LLC, led the assignment. Mr. Doyle was formerly with World Book Inc. Worldwide Clinical Trials’ mission is to facilitate the development of life-changing medicines by integrating clinical trials methodology, operational acumen and

MitchelLake Group Adds Partner to San Francisco Team

Executive search firm MitchelLake Group has added Jason Heck as an executive search partner within its San Francisco team. Mr. Heck joins the firm from Parker Remick, a Seattle-based executive search firm which works closely with a number of VC firms. “Jason’s search pedigree is fantastic. We’re very lucky to have him on the MitchelLake

Headlight International Releases Global Talent Survey Results

Executive search firm Headlight International has released survey results around the challenges faced by large international companies to recruit global talent. The report found that more than 50 percent of executives reported a willingness to change their current position in less than a year, followed by 37 percent who expected to stay in their current

Alexander Mann Solutions Names Head For New Belfast Office

London-headquartered talent acquisition and management services firm Alexander Mann Solutions has appointed Tracy Hurst to lead its new global client service center in Belfast. Ms. Hurst has held senior client services roles at the Alexander Mann since 2010. Prior to joining the firm she was with Hays Specialist Recruitment. The new Belfast center is set

Diversified Search Fills Three Board Positions for Navient

Diversified Search has recruited three new board members for Navient, a leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company. The new board members are former U.S. treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral, Katherine A. Lehman, and Laura S. Unger. The board searches were led by Lauren E. Smith, managing director and Dale E. Jones, president of Diversified

J. Carpenter & Co. Completes Search For WSI Corporation

Executive search firm J. Carpenter and Co. has placed Greg Lazar as chief revenue officer WSI operation of The Weather Company. Most recently, Mr. Lazar was the general manager of international operations at Akamai. WSI Corporation is the world's leading provider of weather-driven business solutions. J. Carpenter & Co. was founded in 2009 and recruits

Coleman Lew + Associates to Lead President Search for William Peace University

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been selected by William Peace University to lead in its search for a new president. Debra M. Townsley, the university’s current president, announced she would retire at the end of this school year. William Peace University is a liberal arts college in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. Coleman

Slone Partners Promotes COO

Executive recruiters Slone Partners has promoted Leslie Loveless to the position of chief operating officer. Prior to her promotion, Ms. Loveless held the title of executive vice president and partner. She joined Slone Partners in 2007 after working for diagnostics companies such as Quest Diagnostics, as a national sales trainer, and AmeriPath, as director of

PCI Executive Search Consultants Grows Staff

PCI Executive Search Consultants has added Agnes Chen and Candis Ko as directors in Shanghai. Ms. Chen has over 12 years of experience in business development, advisory and risk management in the financial services sector. Prior to joining PCI, she worked for global companies Dun & Bradstreet, Marsh & McLennan Companies and HSBC. Her role

CBSbulter Appoints Head of Built Environment Team

U.K.-based technical recruiter CBSbutler has appointed Chris Porteous as team leader of its newly established built environment team. Mr. Porteous joins CBSbutler from Search Consultancy, where he was managing consultant. Current and previous recruitment vertical market expertise includes: M&E, FM, building services, property & surveying, construction, architecture, consultancies and social housing. “While the business already

Major, Lindsey & Africa Recruits General Counsel for OhioHealth

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has placed Earl J. Barnes as senior vice president and general counsel of OhioHealth. Mr. Barnes previously served as vice president and general counsel at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) in Chicago. OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. With offices throughout the U.S., London,

IIC Partners Names Global Board Appointments

IIC Partners has elected one new board member and reappointed four existing board members. The search group welcomes Bhavishya Sharma (New Delhi) elected as director, Asia Pacific, to the global board. Ruth Curran (Dublin), Todd Hohauser (Detroit) and Paul Lien (Beijing) have been reappointed as vice chair of EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific respectively. Charlotte

Stanton Chase Adds Director in Chicago Office

Stanton Chase International has added Steven W. Schroeder to its Chicago office as a director. Mr. Schroeder began his executive search career focusing on the industrial, manufacturing, and distribution sectors as a partner with Moriarty/Fox Inc. and as a managing director with Reilly Partners before launching Schroeder International LLC. In addition to his search experience,

The Atlantic Group Opens Office in Philadelphia

Executive search firm The Atlantic Group has opened an office in Center City, Philadelphia that will be led by managing directors Steve Mickus, Brandon Saylor, and Shilpa Sood. All three search professionals had the same roles at Magellan Search & Staffing in Philadelphia. With offices now in Philadelphia, New York City and Stamford, The Atlantic

DavenportMajor Recruits CEO for Pulse Electronics

DavenportMajor Executive Search has placed Mark Twaalfhoven as chief executive officer at Pulse Electronics. Mr. Twaalfhoven joins Pulse from the investment firm Valuec B.V. in Hong Kong, where he served as president, with responsibilities for investing in and advising international technology companies. Pulse Electronics is a leading electronic components company. DavenportMajor is an executive search

Parker Executive Search Retained by University of South Carolina Beaufort

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search been selected by the University of South Carolina Beaufort to lead in its search for a new chancellor. Current chancellor Jane T. Upshaw has said that she will retire in August. The University of South Carolina Beaufort is a public university serving nearly 2,000 students with two campuses located in the

FiveTen Group Names CEO and Group Chairman

Global recruitment consultancy The FiveTen Group has appointed Mark Carriban as chief executive officer and Chris Herrmannsen as group chairman. Mr. Carriban will take over strategic responsibility for the Group’s portfolio of specialist recruitment brands. He joins with more than 25 years’ recruitment experience, spending more than 20 years in the U.K. recruitment industry with

Korn Ferry adds Global Investment Banking & Markets Sector Specialist

Korn Ferry has added Noah Schwarz as a senior client partner in the firm's global investment banking & markets sector. Mr. Schwarz will be based out of the firm’s New York office. He was most recently an executive search consultant at CTPartners and prior to that was with Heidrick & Struggles. Mr. Schwarz also has

McGregor Boyall Strengthens U.K. Management Team

Executive recruiter McGregor Boyall has strengthened its U.K. management team with the hiring of Nina Adair as practice lead – human resources & talent management recruitment and Neil Price as senior appointments recruitment professional. Ms. Adair was previously an associate director at Hudson. Mr. Price most recently served as associate director, senior appointments, at Hudson.

Lonergan Partners Finds CEO for Benu Networks

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Dino Di Palma as chief executive officer at Benu Networks. The search was led by Mark Lonergan, founder and senior partner. Mr. Di Palma formerly served as chief operating officer at Acme Packet prior to its $2.1 billion acquisition by Oracle Corporation in February 2013. “Dino is one

TurningPoint Executive Search Fills Sales/Marketing Post for MadCap Software

TurningPoint Executive Search has placed Lee Phillips as vice president of sales and marketing for Madcap Software in San Diego. Mr. Phillips previously spent five years with IBM as its North America channel sales executive, big data & information management. MadCap Software is a trusted resource for thousands of companies around the globe for single-source,

ADK Consulting & Executive Search Fills CEO Post for Jackson Municipal Airport Authority

ADK Consulting & Executive Search has placed Carl Newman as chief executive officer of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority. Mr. Newman will take over running Jackson’s Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport and other Jackson Municipal Airport Authority operations after a two-year stint as general manager of Houston’s George H.W. Bush Intercontinental Airport. According to reports,

JBK Associates Retained by Sylvester Manor for Executive Director Search

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has been selected by Sylvester Manor, a not-for-profit historic plantation and organic educational farm located in Shelter Island, NY to conduct the search for its executive director. Julie Kampf, CEO and Howard Gross, managing director of JBK will be conducting the search on behalf of Sylvester Manor’s board of directors.

HVS Executive Search Expands in Asia

HVS Executive Search has expanded into Asia; Mark Keith has rejoined the firm in the capacity of managing director – Asia Pacific. In his new role, Mr. Keith will be joined by colleagues Scott Chiesa and Celeste Murphy. Mr. Keith is a recognized authority on strategic human capital management in the hospitality industry, hotel openings

Gatti & Associates Adds HR Specialist Recruiter

Executive search firm Gatti & Associates named Alice Koehn Benson as as senior vice president, executive search. Ms. Koehn Bensonas will be playing a leading role in the expansion of the organization, and will focus on the search and placement of senior-level HR professionals nationally and across all industries. Prior to joining Gatti & Associates,

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