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RSR Partners Assists Driscoll’s in Finding New Board Members

Although boards of directors are considered the backbones of organizations, director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners recently assisted fresh berry provider Driscoll’s in the recruitment of Giannella Alvarez,

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WittKieffer Names Chief Growth and Transformation Officer

Following a wave of recent growth, WittKieffer has appointed Michael Castleman as chief growth and transformation officer. “Michael’s keen ability to assess and navigate complex situations as well as his comprehensive perspective and innovative thinking made him an ideal addition to our leadership team,” said Andrew Chastain, president and CEO of WittKieffer. “He will be a

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Comhar Partners Expands Private Equity Practice Group

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Comhar Partners has expanded with the addition of Joe Brennan ss managing director a senior member of the private equity practice group. “We are thrilled to welcome Joe to our growing team,” said Bernard Layton, managing director and chief executive officer of Comhar Partners. “Joe’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge will make him

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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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Amrop Elects New Board Members

Global recruiting organization Amrop has added Jaime Montemayor, managing partner, Amrop Mexico, and Thomas Hofer, managing partner, Amrop Hofer Tan, Singapore. “Jaime and Thomas bring significant business knowledge and global leadership to Amrop’s board, built through many years of experience in executive search consulting as well as in industry,” said Annika Farin, Amrop chair. “They are key

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Deep Cultural Truths of Your Company Reside in the Underlying Data 

Someone once told Rusty Rueff that people only change two ways, through invitation or through situation. The same can be said of companies, says the co-founder for search firm Alioth in a new report. “But it is usually when they lose customers or face pressure from shareholders – or a significant product failure – that they

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Bespoke Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for Zipari 

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners recently placed Kerry Unflat as chief people officer of Zipari, a modern consumer experience solution. Alex Bossetta led the assignment. “In this moment of continued growth and expansion, it’s more important than ever that we ensure our employees have what they need to succeed, inside and outside the office,” said Mark Nathan,

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Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Memo Therapeutics 

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new chief medical officers. In the era of COVID-19 this is likely to be another burgeoning area for executive search firms. Life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners recently partnered with Memo Therapeutics AG for the recruitment of George Badita as its new

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Myers McRae Tapped to find Executive Director for Macon Water Authority

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been selected to find a new executive director for the Macon Water Authority (MWA), a comprehensive water, sewer and stormwater utility in Georgia. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Kenny Daugherty, president, are leading the assignment along with Jennifer Barfield, senior vice president “The executive director is the chief

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Saxton Bampfylde Appoints Head of Media Practice

U.K.-based executive recruiter Saxton Bampfylde has expanded with the addition of Amanda Pitt as partner and head of its media practice. “We are thrilled to welcome Amanda – her passion and professionalism offer great synergies across our team,” said Stephen Bampfylde is co-founder and chairman of Saxton Bampfylde. “She is a highly skilled professional in the media

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DRi Seeks CEO for Atlas Service Corps

Arlington, VA-based executive search firm Development Resources Inc. (DRi) has been retained by Atlas Service Corps, also known as Atlas Corps, to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Based in Washington, D.C., Atlas Corps is an international network of social sector leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation and solutions to address the world’s 21st-century challenges.

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EFL Associates Seeking CFO for Ottawa University 

Executive search firm EFL Associates has been selected to find a new chief financial officer for Ottawa University (OU), a private Baptist university based in Ottawa, KS. Steve Waldron, the recruitment firm’s managing director—legal practice and higher education practice, is leading the assignment along with Angela Lilje, practice and project manager, higher education practice. The incoming

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Renovata & Company Recruits CEO for Vivino 

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has placed Olivier Grémillon as chief executive officer of wine locator app Vivino. “Olivier has led demonstrable growth at Booking.com and Airbnb,” said Thomas Jepsen, partner at Renovata & Company. “At Booking.com, he led a business with more than $20 billion in gross merchandise value.” “He understands

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Why We Make Bad Hires 

Finding good people is one of the toughest challenges for business owners and managers. Turnover has an immediate and often devastating impact on the bottom line, according to StevenDouglas’ Donald Zinn. If you have a sales force of five people, for example, each represents 20 percent of your potential annual revenue, he says. If one

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Kincannon & Reed Appoints Director of Data and Analytics

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed has expanded with the addition of John Grisolano as director of data and analytics. “Our database of executives is critical for our ability to place leaders who feed the world and keep it healthy,” said David Turner, president of Kincannon & Reed. “Having someone like John leading our data strategy is key

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The Most Common Recruiting Mistakes at the Executive Level

Whether you’re a seasoned executive at a Fortune 500 company adding to your management team or a first-time founder and chief executive officer making a critical leadership hire for your start-up, Natalie Ryan of SPMB says common mistakes can derail the recruiting process. “As a client partner at SPMB, I have visibility into the most frequent recruiting mistakes and

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Delaware Electric Cooperative

After a national search, CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Greg Starheim as the new president and chief executive officer of the Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC), a Greenwood, DE-based not-for-profit utility. Chris Guiney, partner and energy and infrastructure practice leader, led the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Starheim, who most recently served as senior vice president

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Heidrick & Struggles Seeks CEO for American Jewish Committee 

American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris recently announced he will step down from his position in May of 2022. The organization has called in Heidrick & Struggles to lead its search for his replacement. The search firm is seeking a visionary leader who will set the course for the next era of Jewish advocacy. “Now, after

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Greenwood / Asher & Associates Assists Clemson University with CHRO Search

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Ale Kennedy as the new associate vice president for human resources and chief human resources officer of Clemson University. “The university engaged a recruiting firm and conducted a rigorous national search to select our human resources leader,” said Max Allen, vice

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Versique Creates Finance and Accounting Division

Minneapolis, MN-headquartered Versique Search and Consulting has added Paige Batcha as vice president of finance and accounting consulting to lead a newly created division within the firm. In her role, Ms. Batcha will collaborate with Versique’s current consulting and executive search teams to grow clients and consultants within the finance and accounting contract consulting practice area. “This is a

Jobless Claims Still Remain High as Recovery Looms

The Labor Department reported that 400,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The median estimate from economists surveyed by Bloomberg was for a decline to 385,000 claims. The previous week’s level was revised up by 5,000 from 419,000

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Hiring Strong Leaders in Today’s Climate

Before the pandemic, “it was almost unthinkable to hire someone without interviewing or meeting them in person,” said Cecilia Besa Montes, managing partner with EMA partners. “It is a fact that this new reality is solving various issues related to distance and travel times, but it still represents significant challenges for companies in their hiring

Queensland Investment Corp. Taps Egon Zehnder to Find CEO 

According to recruiters specializing in the investment banking space, demand for executive level, “high impact” investing talent has been on the rise, and that demand is expected to soar in coming years. But recruiters say these roles can be generally difficult to develop and ultimately recruit for clients, given their multi-disciplinary and evolving nature. In fact, impact investing roles are

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Odgers Berndtson Appoints Head of Diversity

Odgers Berndtson has named Ryna Young as partner and head of diversity. “We are proud to be a leader in our industry as we appoint Ryna Young as head of diversity,” said Carl Lovas, chair and chief executive officer of Odgers Berndtson Canada. “We are deeply committed to creating an equitable client and colleague experience. Welcoming Ryna to

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HARTZ Search Taps President for Acclaim Physician Group

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has assisted in the placement of Bryan Becker as the new president for Acclaim Physician Group, a partner of JPS Health Network. CEO Mike Hartz and partner Carol Maxwell led the assignment. Acclaim is a multi-specialty, 480-provider medical group that partners with JPS Health Network to provide healthcare, education and research to Tarrant

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Why Connecting Private Equity with Executive Search Matters More Now than Ever

There have rarely been two industries more compatible than private equity and executive search. According to Mike Myatt of N2Growth, PE firms are adept at identifying and monetizing synergies that fall within their investment guidelines, but they are curiously less skilled at taking advantage of enhanced value creation opportunities amplified through professional services relationships. “I

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Attracting Top Talent in a Competitive Marketplace  

If you are looking to fill an open position, you know how tough that can be these days. Just when you think you have found the perfect candidate, they will tell you that they have accepted another offer. According to Executive Staffing Solutions, there are key traits that are most desired in a manager or

Caldwell Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Armis

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, has placed Jean English as the new chief marketing officer of Armis, a unified asset visibility and security platform provider. “Jean is an exceptional modern marketing leader with an impressive record of delivering results,” said Yevgeny Dibrov, co-founder and CEO of Armis. “She has

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Spencer Stuart Assists National Auto Auction Association in Recruitment of CEO

Spencer Stuart has assisted in the recruitment of Tricia Heon as the first woman chief executive officer of the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA). She replaces Frank Hackett, who is retiring from the position after 17 years. “This marks a milestone for NAAA and for the growing number of women who have chosen to build careers

CEO Leadership During a New Era . . . and How Executive Search Firms are Responding

COVID-19 has created a massive humanitarian challenge: millions ill and hundreds of thousands of lives lost; soaring unemployment rates in the world’s most robust economies; food banks stretched beyond capacity; governments straining to deliver critical services. The pandemic is also a challenge for businesses — and their CEOs — unlike any they have ever faced,

TRANSEARCH Adds Partners in London

Morgan Smith Limited founders Rob Morgan and Malcolm Smith have joined TRANSEARCH International as partners in London. Mr. Morgan has spent more than 30 years helping senior executives transform their organizations. Prior to founding Morgan Smith Limited he was a partner with Deloitte U.K. and before that served as a director with KPMG. Mr. Smith has over

Employee Confidence Remains High As U.S. Hiring Holds Steady

The outlook among American workers as measured by Randstad’s U.S. employee confidence index edged down in the second quarter but remains exceptionally high, with 2015 marking the first year the U.S. employee confidence index has reached 60 points or higher since the survey’s inception 11 years ago. The index fell slightly to a reading of

Scott Miller Executive Search Recruits Executive Director for AEF and BCEF

San Francisco-based Scott Miller Executive Search has recruited Sandra Y. Nathan as executive director of the AIDS Emergency Fund (AEF) and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund (BCEF). She replaces past executive director Mike Smith, who retired in June after more than 12 years at the helm. The non-profit AEF and BCEF organizations provide emergency financial assistance to clients living

Chartwell Partners Adds CTPartners Recruiter in Chicago

Former CTPartners recruiter Stuart T. Smith has joined executive search firm Chartwell Partners as a principal in its Chicago office. In his new role, he will serve a national base of financial services and real estate clients. Mr. Smith brings a depth of advisory experience gained from providing senior level talent for top banks, real estate firms, REITS and

Whitman Partners Recruits Chief Nursing Officer at Sutter Health

Executive recruiters Whitman Partners, Inc. has placed Anna Kiger as system chief nursing officer of Sutter Health. The position has authority and responsibility for the systemwide practice of nursing, the development of nursing services, and the evaluation and implementation of clinical programs across the continuum of care. Ms. Kiger is a dedicated nurse leader with over 25

CDI Corp. Posts 13 Percent Revenue Decline

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI) has posted second quarter revenues of $246.8 million, a decrease of 13.2 percent from revenues of $284.3 million in the prior year quarter. Management Recruiters International, Inc. (MRI) reported Q2 revenues of $13.0 million, a drop of 14.9 compared to last year. The company reported net loss of $0.2 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, versus

Women Filling More Board Seats as Companies Cast a Wider Net

Following research recently released by Heidrick & Struggles finding accelerating progress for women in American boardrooms within the Fortune 500, a new report by rival recruiter Korn Ferry has found additional evidence that women are making strong gains in the most sought-after top-slotted roles in global companies. According to the search firm’s new survey, more women

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Barclays

Barclays Plc has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Executive chairman John McFarlane ousted CEO Antony Jenkins and pledged to tackle a “cumbersome and bureaucratic” bank. Spencer Stuart is in the process of drawing up a long list of potential candidates and hopes to identify a new CEO by the end of the year. “It

Leadership Search Partners Recruits Momentum for Mental Health CEO

Leadership Search Partners has placed David K. Mineta as president and chief executive officer of Momentum for Mental Health, the largest private non-profit dedicated to providing comprehensive adult mental health services in Santa Clara County. Paul Taylor, the company’s past CEO, has retired. The search committee, along with Leadership Search Partners, reviewed a number of candidates from across the country.

Steven Douglas Associates Expands Executive Search Practice

Recruiting firm Steven Douglas Associates has added Chris Bezick to its executive search practice. Mr. Bezick brings over 10 years in executive search expertise and 20 years in commercial real estate, corporate finance, operations and general management. Prior to Steven Douglas Associates, he founded and successfully ran a boutique executive search firm providing banking clients with recruiting services in

Dice Posts Flat Q2 Revenues

Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX), a career website for technology and engineering professionals, has recorded second quarter revenues of $65.8 million, a decrease of one percent from $66.5 million in the comparable quarter of 2014. Overall recruitment activity was fairly consistent for the company in tech, energy, healthcare and hospitality during the second quarter, while activity improved in financial

U.K. Hiring Outlook Upbeat As Employers Look to Increase Staff

Following similar research based on U.S. companies and their upbeat hiring forecasts going into the last five months of 2015, businesses in the U.K. are also reporting improving confidence levels in their hiring plans. A full 74 percent of employers intend to take on permanent staff in the U.K. during the next three months, according

Odgers Berndtson Adds Life Sciences Specialist and Research Director In New York

Pamela Santos and Steven Payne have joined the Boston and New York offices of Odgers Berndtson from CTPartners. They join ex-CTPartners colleagues John Hawkins, Tina Veen, Paul Aldrich and Keith Macomber who are all recent additions to Odgers. Ms. Santos brings a specialization in healthcare and life sciences recruiting, while Mr. Payne will lead the research, knowledge management and

Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for NYC Outward Bound

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Juan Taveras as chief human resources officer (CHRO) for NYC Outward Bound Schools. He will report to Outward Bound president Richard Stopol and will serve as a member of the executive team. In his new position, Mr. Taveras will be the human resource strategy leader responsible for developing and executing

Harris Search Taps Dean for University of Toledo College of Law

Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has placed Dr. Benjamin Barros as the next dean of the University of Toledo College of Law. Dr. Barros was previously the associate dean of academic affairs at Widener University’s School of Law in Harrisburg, PA. Prior to that, he worked as an attorney at the law firm Latham & Watkins, LLP, and

InterSearch Worldwide Adds Member Firm in Malaysia

InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has strengthened its presence in Southeast Asia with the addition of Malaysia-based Career Channel to its worldwide network of alliance firms. Member firm Piper Griffin, with operations in the Philippines and Indonesia, also joined the InterSearch network this year. Founded in 2006, Career Channel is an

Job Seeking Becomes Ongoing Career Management Activity

Seventy-one percent of people in the labor force are actively seeking or are open to a new job and 90 percent of people hired within the past year actively searched for work prior to being hired, according to Indeed’s Talent Attraction Study. The study, which polled more than 8,000 people, found that only 10 percent of

Korn Ferry to Recruit CIO for U.S. House of Representatives

The United States House of Representatives has retained Korn Ferry to assist in its search for a new chief information officer to manage the chamber’s technical functions. The House CIO will be responsible for overseeing a more than 300-employee organization that performs operational, facilities management, networking, Web development, security and enterprise applications support services. Other duties include providing

Lochlin Partners Recruits AmeriCares Chief Marketing Officer

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Jed Selkowitz senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Stamford, Conn-based AmeriCares, the emergency response and global health organization. In his new role, Mr. Selkowitz will be charged with providing both strategic leadership and hands-on tactical execution of the organization’s brand marketing and communications efforts. He brings to AmeriCares nearly

IIC Partners Adds Dubai Search Firm as Member

IIC Partners has added Dubai-based executive recruiters Envision Partnership as its newest member firm, expanding the organization’s footprint in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa). Envision Partnership becomes IIC Partners’ only partner firm located in the United Arab Emirates and sixth executive search firm accepted this year to full membership status. IIC Partners Executive currently has 53 affiliate

Monster Worldwide Posts Q2 Revenue Decline

Moster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $180 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015, a decline of two percent from revenues of $194.4 million in the comparable quarter of 2014. Revenues from the company’s Careers – North America operations decreased five percent year-over-year while revenues from Careers – International increased three percent at

Are Companies Failing to Build Their Leadership Pipeline?

Despite effective leaders being the cornerstone of business success, leadership pipeline planning isn’t happening, research by U.K.-based global talent management provider Penna finds today. Conducted among 1,000 senior corporate professionals, Penna’s research found that the majority of respondents (63 percent) do not know if they have a leadership pipeline within their organization, or they don’t

Military Transition Recruiter Bradley-Morris Acquired by Thompson Street Capital

Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI), a recruiting firm focused on the placement of military veterans, has been acquired by Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a middle market private equity firm based in St. Louis. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bradley-Morris, and its affiliates, was most recently a portfolio company of Pine Tree Equity Partners,

Heidrick & Struggles Leading CEO Search for Citrix Systems

Heidrick & Struggles has been selected by Citrix Systems Inc. to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Mark Templeton has decided to step down as president and CEO after serving in that position since 1998. “I can assure you I will be intensely focused on driving us forward until we identify the best person to take

Korn Ferry Adds CTPartners Digital Recruiting Specialist

Former CTPartners executive recruiter Debra Germaine has joined Korn Ferry as senior client partner in the firm’s technology and digital search practice. She will be based in KF’s Boston office and will work with clients in San Francisco. Ms. Germaine joins ex-CTPartners recruiters Laurie O’Shea, Paul Ciancarelli, John Davitt, Jeremy Zemen, Adam Prager, Sarah Lim, Florence

Waverly Partners to Recruit Midland Area Chamber CEO

The Midland Area Chamber of Commerce and Midland Tomorrow has retained executive search firm Waverly Partners to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer to lead both organizations. Eric Peterson, a managing director and principal in Waverly Partners’ Cleveland office, will spearhead the search. Mr. Peterson has served Fortune 1000 corporations,

DHR and Caldwell Partners Cease Acquisition Talks

David H. Hoffmann, chairman of Chicago-based DHR International, and his Canadian rival, G. Edmund King, chairman of Caldwell Partners International, spoke by phone yesterday — in what has been described as an “amicable conference call” — and agreed to cease further contact regarding an acquisition transaction by DHR. A temporary trading halt in Caldwell shares was

Virtual Reality: Workplace Shifts Into Millennial Overdrive

Eighty-eight percent of Millennials seek a consistent work/life balance and 57 percent said they will leave a job if they aren’t getting it, according to research released by Pinpoint Market Research and Anderson Jones PR. Respondents, who were born between 1980 and 2000, were also seen to “puddle-jump” jobs to increase their income opportunities. The survey found 39

RSR Partners Adds to Financial Services and Legal/Regulatory Practices

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm based in Greenwich, Conn., has added Michael Fahey as principal in its financial services and legal & regulatory search practices. With more than 15 years of international experience leading legal, M&A, and business development strategy and execution, Mr. Fahey will serve as a senior advisor to the firm’s

Coleman Lew Heading Spartanburg Methodist President Search

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been selected by Spartanburg Methodist College (SMS) to lead its search for a new president. Ken Carrick, Coleman Lew president, and consultant Janet DeLoache are leading the assignment. Mr. Carrick has managed over 200 search engagements throughout his 28 years  in education, retail, manufacturing, the non-profit sector and government. Sitting

Phillips Oppenheim to Conduct AIA Executive Director Search

Phillips Oppenheim, an executive search firm dedicated to the non-profit sector, has been retained by the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY) and the Center for Architecture to lead its search for a new executive director to lead both organizations. AIANY has formed a seven-person search committee along with Phillips Oppenheim to conduct a national search. Following

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