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More Than Half of Employees are Satisfied with Their Jobs

Organizations across today’s business landscape face tough obstacles as they confront the complexities of a 21st century workplace. Managing—and anticipating—change is part of the common survival process for every organization. That’s why it’s important for companies to be well versed in their employees’ satisfaction and engagement levels, which in turn helps them to retain and

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Turnkey Finds New Team President for the Carolina Panthers

Turnkey Sports and Entertainment has placed Tom Glick as the new team president for the Carolina Panthers. Following the resignation of Danny Morrison, the professional football organization has operated without a team president for nearly a year and a half. Leading the search was Len Perna, Turnkey’s president, founder and CEO. “We are thrilled to have Tom join

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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.


RSR Partners Appoints Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Leader

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Rebecca Holland New as a managing director, leading the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. She is based in Raleigh, NC. Ms. New brings more than 20 years of extensive experience advising senior management on transitional and growth, talent and human capital strategies and was recently recognized as one of 2018’s Fiercest Women in

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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?


Savannah Group Expands With Two More Partners

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group has expanded with the addition of Simon Musgrave and Phil Coulter as partners within the firm’s industrial and digital & technology practices, respectively. “These latest acquisitions see Savannah expand its depth of capability within the digital and industrial arenas,” the firm said. Mr. Musgrave will be leading Savannah Group’s energy and industrial


Getting the Right Senior Level Candidates on the Radar

When discussing recruiting, the term “key selection criteria” simply refers to the skills, attributes, knowledge and qualifications that a job candidate needs to succeed in a role. In theory, a hiring manager would find someone who meets all of the requirements, make an offer and take off running. But when it’s an executive role that


Odgers Berndtson Names Head of U.S. Marketing

Building on its explosive growth in the U.S. last year, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Soh Won Cha as head of U.S. marketing. She joins the firm from Russell Reynolds Associates, where she was senior marketing manager of the Americas. “We’re very excited to welcome Soh Won to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO


Sucherman Group Creates Sports Entertainment Practice; Looks to Global Expansion

New York-based Sucherman Group has named Simon Pollock as managing director, international, based in London, and Charles Gould as managing director, sports, based in New York. These newly-created roles mark the official launch of the firm’s sports entertainment and international practices and follow closely on the heels of the firm’s expansion to Silicon Valley and Silicon

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Koblentz Group Places CEO at Genomind

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Koblentz Group has recruited Shawn Patrick O’Brien as the new chief executive officer of personalized medicine company Genomind in King of Prussia, PA. He replaces Thomas Hess, who had been serving as interim CEO in addition to his regular role as CFO. Joel Koblentz and Jeffrey Neppl led the assignment. “Shawn’s impressive background

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Seeks Pastor for Christ Church Nashville

Houston-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has been retained by interdenominational Christ Church Nashville in Tennessee to lead its search for a new senior pastor. The senior pastor for Christ Church Nashville will hold a primarily spiritual office, said Vanderbloemen Search Group. The individual must demonstrate godly character, competence and knowledge


6 Global Workforce Predictions for the New Year

The workforce continues to evolve at an incredibly rapid rate as transformations in society, government, culture, technology, communications and law impact employers. As we look forward to the year ahead, low unemployment, a rise in concern over how technology is shaping the future of work and a series of movements giving power to the people are

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Storbeck/Pimentel Recruits Provost for Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines, commonly known as Mines, with the assistance of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, one of the nation’s leading boutique providers in the higher education space, has named Richard Holz as its next provost. Mr. Holz is currently dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University and will join Mines


Heidrick & Struggles Taps Business Talent Group’s Pool of Independent Professionals

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has entered into an exclusive agreement with Business Talent Group (BTG) to offer its clients access to the high-end online job platform’s pool of independent business professionals, on demand, for critical, project-based assignments. “Once reserved for temporary backfill work or emergency support, independent professionals

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PFM Executive Search Lands CEO for Fraserway RV

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Stephen Simms as the new CEO of Fraserway RV. PFM partners Shaun Carpenter and Shelina Esmail led the assignment. Mr. Simms brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience with Fortune 50 companies and a diverse business background in accounting, operations, merchandising, loss prevention and human resources. He spent the


Lucas Group Strengthens Accounting and Finance Practice

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded with the addition of Madison Berney as managing partner for its accounting and finance practice in Denver, CO. She will lead a team of accounting and finance recruiters as they look to meet the evolving demand of clients and candidates in the booming Denver job market. According


The Top 10 Emerging Talent Trends for 2019

If 2018 was all about who was getting jobs, 2019 may be about how jobs work. Indeed, this may be the year that organizations start retooling how they find, evaluate and even pay employees. Chalk up the shifts to, among several factors, the tight labor market and a massive influx of data, according to a new talent report

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Slone Partners Places Chief Medical Officer at Goldfinch Bio

Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed Frank Czerwiec as chief medical officer at Goldfinch Bio, a Cambridge, MA-based biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing precision medicines for the treatment of genetically-driven kidney diseases. “Goldfinch Bio is the leading life sciences and precision medicine company working passionately on kidney diseases which now affect over 800 million people

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Police Chief for Mount Holyoke and Smith College Police Department

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been selected by Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges to find a chief for their shared police department. Search associate Heather J. Larabee is leading the assignment. A third institution, Hampshire College, recently left the collaborative police department. The Mount Holyoke and Smith police department is responsible for the safety


Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director of Global Operations

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of C.J. Bolster as managing director of global operations. Based in London, he is responsible for driving the firm’s growth and expansion in international markets. Mr. Bolster has over 30 years of experience as a highly regarded senior executive in management consulting and executive search, working with


Talentsoft Secures $50 Million in Funding

France-based Talentsoft, a cloud-based human resource software solutions provider for talent management learning, has raised $50 million in a financing round which it says will boost continued growth via innovation and international market expansion. Francisco Partners leads the new investment, alongside existing investors Bpifrance and Goldman Sachs who are strengthening their capital. The total funding round


4 Hiring Strategies When Talent Markets are Tight

Everyone is readying their horses at the starting gate for the 2019 race to hire the best people in the market. But with a list of tasks distracting recruiters from delivering results in an increasingly tight hiring market, many may be at their wits’ end to find quality talent. A new report by IQTalent Partners offers four

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Nolan Partners Recruits CEO for USA Cycling

Chad Biagini, managing director of North America for Nolan Partners has placed former New Balance Athletics executive Rob DeMartini as the new CEO of USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, CO. “Our entire board and management team enthusiastically welcome Rob as our new CEO,” said Bob Stapleton, USA Cycling chairman of the board. “His passion and ambition for both the

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Phillips Oppenheim Seeks New President for Newberry Library

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been retained by the Newberry Library, an independent research library in Chicago, to lead its search for a new president. Principal Susan L. Meade and founding partner Jane Phillips Donaldson are leading the assignment. The new leader of the Newberry, as the library is commonly known, will succeed David Spadafora, who


Buffkin / Baker and College Sports Solutions Form Partnership

Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have formed a new partnership. Under the strategic alliance, the two firms will combine their executive search services to better serve universities and colleges, intercollegiate conferences and collegiate athletic organizations. The two organizations will collaborate in all areas of the executive search business at many of the nation’s


AIMS International Adds New Member Firm in Argentina

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Argentina with the addition of professional coaching and executive search firm Vistage Argentina. Juan Luis Crespin, chairman of the firm, joins as managing partner, AIMS International Argentina, along with Laura Martinez who becomes a partner. Mr. Crespin and his team said it is “their great pleasure to join AIMS International,


6 Reasons Why Executive Search is Ready for Disruption

The executive search industry continues to be in flux, and as a result search firms have been uncertain or wary about what their next move should be. To what extent will digitalization affect the industry? What about AI? How best to price and stay competitive? Should one offer diversified services? These are just some of


Amid Recent Growth Caldwell Posts 5.6 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted first quarter revenues of $15.9 million (all dollar figures Canadian), up 5.6 percent from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $15.05 million. Net earnings before tax were $388,000 ($0.10 per share, compared to net income was $410,000 ($0.20 per share) in the comparable period a year earlier. “Though

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Chelsea Partners Finds New Leader for United Cerebral Palsy in California

Chelsea Partners, a Los Angeles-based executive recruitment firm, has placed the new president and CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA). Lori Anderson, chief operating officer and vice president of residential services for Bethesda Lutheran Communities, steps into her new role on Jan. 21. Andy Knox, the search

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Korn Ferry Recruits New Head Coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With the NFL regular season over and the Super Bowl approaching, a flurry of coaching and general manager activity has been underway. And Hunt Scanlon Media has been tracking it all. Korn Ferry recently assisted in placing Bruce Arians as the 12th head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He takes over from Dirk Koette, who

Sanford Rose San Diego Adds New Partner

Sanford Rose Associates- San Diego has added Mark Soufleris, former owner and practice leader of Sanford Rose Associates – Fort Lauderdale, as partner, pharma & biopharmaceuticals. Mr. Soufleris has spent over 30 years as a pharmaceutical industry veteran who dedicated his career exclusively to helping companies commercialize life-saving products that addressed significant patient healthcare needs.

Korn Ferry Adds Partner to Global Technology Practice

Korn/Ferry International has added Alexander Wink as a senior client partner in the firm's global technology practice. Mr. Wink will be based in Germany where he will lead the digital sector in the EMEA region. He has expertise handling a broad range of assignments in the Internet and telecommunication industry, as well as the cleantech

Amrop Adds Parker Executive Search as Newest Partner in Atlanta

Global executive search firm Amrop has formed a partnership with Parker Executive Search, a retained executive search firm based out of Atlanta. Under the leadership of Dan Parker, president, and Laurie Wilder, executive vice president and managing director, Amrop’s new partner firm brings specific expertise in executive search services for clients in the corporate, higher

Trilogy Places SVP HR at Pharmanet/i3

Burlingame, CA-based retained executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has placed Sarajane N. Mackenzie as senior vice president of human resources for Pharmanet/i3, inVentiv Health’s clinical segment. Trilogy also recently recruited Duncan Harwood as chief human resources officer for inVentiv. Chuck Pappalardo handled the assignments on behalf of Trilogy. Prior to joining inVentiv, Ms. Mackenzie

HR Certification Institute Expands Offerings

The HR Certification Institute, the internationally recognized certifying body for the HR profession, has announced the expansion of its advanced credential portfolio to include Human Resource Business Professional (HRBP) and Human Resource Management Professional (HRMP) certifications for HR professionals primarily practicing outside of the United States. The HRBP and HRMP credentials are a complement to

OneWire Launches Executive Search Business

OneWire, a provider of career and talent management services, has announced the launch of its executive search arm, OneWire Managed Services. The new service includes candidate screening, interviewing, evaluation and pipelining for future hires. OneWire senior managing director, Mary Gay Townsend, said: “We partner closely with our clients, becoming an extension of their teams for

Leadership Capital Group Opens NY Office; Names New Partner

Leadership Capital Group, a North American and EMEA executive search firm, has opened a New York metro region office in Mahwah, NJ and named John V. Jazylo as a partner in the firm’s CEO/board, financial services and technology practices as well as head of the NY metro office. Mr. Jazylo has recruited board members, CEOs,

RSA Places CEO at Actinium Pharmaceuticals

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has placed Jack Talley as president and chief executive officer of Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Shawn O’Connor, president of RSA Americas, stated: “We are delighted to conclude our search with the placement of such an exceptional candidate. Previously the CEO of EpiCept Corporation, Jack has

Medical Staffing Network Acquires Pathway Medical Staffing

Medical Staffing Network (MSN) Healthcare, LLC, a provider of per diem nurse staffing services and a workforce management solutions company, has completed its acquisition of Pathway Medical Staffing, LLC a privately held Nurse Case Management staffing company headquartered in Skillman, NJ. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow MSN and

IRC Adds New Member Firm in Egypt

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Cairo, Egypt-based Aspire HRC as its newest member firm. Rania Abdalla, Aspire HRC’s managing director, founded the company in 2008, focusing on senior management, across all sectors. “IRC’s success is based on attracting the world’s most entrepreneurial, innovative and enthusiastic executive search firms,” said Sylvia MacArthur, president

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, 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

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