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Howard Fischer Places Chief Revenue Officer at Scott Exchange

The role of chief revenue officer has changed dramatically over the last several years. CROs are quickly becoming mission-critical innovators for companies that look to dominate a market first and fastest, according to recruiters. The demand for these financial leaders is growing and executive search firms have been busy filling these roles. One recent assignment:

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Credit Union Resources Finds CEO for Telco Plus Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

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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.


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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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?


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


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.


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


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


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


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


Datacenter People Creates Cloud Services Division

U.K.-headquartered recruiting organization Datacenter People has announced plans to expand its practice to include recruitment in the cloud services division. The expansion stems from accelerated growth of cloud services in the datacenter industry, the company said. The rapid growth of cloud services has been expected by many industry experts. Three years ago, a Cisco report


With Hiring in Full Swing, Job Seekers Remain in Control

Low unemployment and high demand for talent is feeding a recruiting environment where job seekers and new employees are more and more in control. CareerBuilder and SilkRoad have released the results of a new joint survey identifying job seekers’ and new employees’ expectations for hiring and onboarding. It is eye opening to say the least. Candidates today have higher

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Vetted Solutions Begins Chief People Officer Search for National Business Aviation Association

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies, the chief human resource officer plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus instead is on building talent

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Boise State Picks Storbeck/Pimentel for President Search

Boise State University has enlisted Media, PA-based Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to find the seventh president in its history. Managing partner Alberto Pimentel is leading the assignment. Six executive search firms submitted proposals to the school to be considered for the search. This is the second attempt by a search firm to find a replacement for former president Bob


Lucas Group Opens Military Transition Branch in Denver

Military service is an honorable choice, but it is also a sacrifice. The trouble comes for some veterans when they try to rejoin the civilian work world. A recent report examined the subject and arrived at a discouraging statistic: 85 percent of employed post-9/11 veterans are not completely satisfied with their current job. And, according


ECI Group Adds New Member Firm in Poland

ECI Group, a global network of independent executive search firms, has added Meissner & Partners in Poland as its newest member firm. Meissner & Partners specializes in executive search and leadership consultancy, including executive coaching and executive development. The firm covers various industries including pharmaceutical, media, public/cultural institutions, financial, industrial, educational, private equity, FMCG and healthcare. Maja Meissner is


Search Firms Step Up Diversity Recruiting Initiatives

Competitive companies, organizations and government agencies know that diversity matters. Why? The demographics of the nation must mirror the workforce. Why diversity? It’s the customer; it’s the worker; thus, it must be the executives. Research shows that organizations that unleash the potential of diverse talent innovate faster and see better business results. It starts by

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Spencer Stuart Places CEO at Silicon Valley Community Foundation

After an extensive search, Jennifer Bol and Kristine M. Johnson of Spencer Stuart have placed Nicole Taylor as the new president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF). Ms. Taylor, who starts her new role Dec. 19, will be working closely with Greg Avis, the organization’s interim president and founding board chair, during the transition period. “Nicole brings a

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R. William Funk & Associates Seeks New Leader for University of South Carolina’s Alumni Association

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, was recently tapped by the University of South Carolina’s alumni association to lead its search for a new executive director. The search will be led by R. William Funk, president of the recruitment firm, and chief of staff Krisha Creal. “Having assisted


Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge Names C-Suite Advisory Services Leadership Team

Human capital management firm Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge (LHH Knightsbridge) has announced the expansion of its C-suite advisory services leadership team, including its International Center for Executive Options (ICEO) practice. “LHH Knightsbridge has some of the best human capital talent in Canada,” said Jim Mitchell, the firm’s president. “The newest additions to our senior team


Pure Search Names Technology Practice Leader for Singapore

London-based executive recruitment firm Pure Search has appointed Graham Skipworth to lead its technology practice across Singapore and South East Asia. Mr. Skipworth has over 12 years’ recruitment experience within the technology and digital space across the U.K. and Asia. Over the course of his career he has built and led teams, providing both permanent and contract recruitment

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Gerard Stewart Finds CEO for ettain group

Atlanta-based executive search firm Gerard Stewart has placed Trent Beekman as the new CEO of staffing firm ettain group. The company’s past CEO Jeff Harris has taken on the role of chairman. The assignment was led by the firm’s founder and managing partner, Lisa Maxwell. Previously, Mr. Beekman led Modis North America’s retail temporary staffing and permanent

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Armstrong McGuire & Associates Seeks President for Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Non-profit organization management firm Armstrong McGuire & Associates has been selected to find the next president for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation in Durham, NC. Senior advisor Beth Briggs is leading the assignment. The independent, charitable foundation seeks a visionary, strategic professional with proven management and leadership expertise, philanthropic knowledge


Ferguson Partners Names Vice Chairman

FPL Associates , a global professional services firm specializing in providing executive search, as well as leadership, compensation and management consulting solutions, has elected Jeffrey Hauswirth as its vice chairman based in its Toronto office. “As vice chairman, Jeff will serve in a number of key leadership roles for the firm,” said William J. Ferguson,


Space Executive Opens Office in Hong Kong

Singapore-headquartered recruitment agency Space Executive has opened a new office in Hong Kong. The firm has brought on veteran recruiter Nick Lambe as managing director to lead the new location. Space Executive will focus on growing its presence across investment banking, capital markets, private equity and funds in Hong Kong. The firm said that it

Hobbs & Towne Opens Office in Toronto

Hobbs & Towne, Inc. (HTI), an executive search firm specializing in the alternative energy and clean technology sector, has opened a new office in Toronto. The office will be managed by Bob Hobbs, the founding partner of Hobbs & Towne, and supported by two senior partners, Steve Kyryk and Roland Olsen, as well as partner

Accretive Solutions Acquires Adams Harris LLC

Executive search firm Accretive Solutions has acquired Chicago-based Adams Harris LLC. Both companies focus their services on the finance, accounting and IT sectors. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition is designed to bring together the strengths of both firms and enable Accretive Solutions to widen its national footprint. The combined company's

CTPartners Fills CEO Position For Flexsteel Industries

CTPartners has placed Karel K. Czanderna as president and chief executive officer of Flexsteel Industries, Inc. Ms. Czanderna, an established leader in the durable goods space, is a veteran of Owens Corning and Whirlpool Corporation and succeeds Ronald J. Klosterman in the role. Flexsteel is a designer, manufacturer, importer and marketer of quality upholstered and

Korn Ferry Adds To Global Technology Practice

Korn/Ferry International has added Terry Chuah as senior client partner in the firm's global technology practice. Mr. Chuah joins Korn/Ferry from Heidrick & Struggles, where he conducted high-level search assignments in the alternative & renewable energy, industrial technology, manufacturing and high tech sectors. He has also worked in the solar, energy efficiency and bioindustrials market.

Heidrick & Struggles Strengthens Life Sciences Practice

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has added Lyn Brennan as a partner within the firm's life sciences practice. She will be based out of New York. Ms. Brennan comes to Heidrick from Amrop Battalia Winston, where she served on the firm's management committee and led the New York-based executive search firm's healthcare,

Allegis Partners Names Head of Financial Service Practice

Global retained executive search firm Allegis Partners has selected Douglas G. Hanslip as a managing director and head of financial services. He is based in the firm’s New York and Chicago offices. While focusing on the firm’s investment banking, asset & wealth management, and alternative investment recruiting platforms, Mr. Hanslip will manage the broader financial

Trilogy Completes Search for InVentive Health

Burlingame, CA-based retained executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has placed Steve Roycroft as executive vice president of in Ventive Health, a global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. Chuck Pappalardo handled the assignment on behalf of Trilogy. Mr. Roycroft previously served as executive vice president and

Verification and Job Search Television Network Join Forces

Verifications, Inc., a provider of automated, personalized talent transition solutions, and Job Search Television Network (JSTN), a digital, multimedia platform that uses the power of video for recruitment and employer branding needs, have integrated their service offerings. The combined solution will allow companies to easily improve and monitor onboarding while promoting their employer brand through

Nosal Partners Adds Senior Partner in Boston

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has added Paul Moran as senior partner in Boston. He will focus on C-level and other senior-level assignments for advanced technology and emerging growth companies. Mr. Moran conducts searches in all functional areas, including sales, marketing, general management, finance, engineering and professional services on behalf of Fortune 500 and emerging

The Novo Group Appoints New COO

Recruitment services firm The Novo Group has promoted Jennifer Boerst to the position of chief operating officer. Ms. Boerst, who has been with the company since its inception in 2003, will lead Novo field sales, deliveries, and operations as COO. “Throughout the past nine years Jen’s dedication, drive, and leadership have played an important role

Adicio Signs Deal with DiversityInc

Adicio Inc., a provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, has signed an agreement for its CareerCast group to manage the online career center for DiversityInc, a diversity-focused job board. CareerCast will manage DiversityInc’s career center through its RevBoost program, a turnkey service that provides outsourced sales efforts, client and job seeker

DavenportMajor to Lead Search for Abbott

DavenportMajor Executive Search has been selected by Abbott to lead its search for a new global head of commercial development. DavenportMajor is an executive search firm which specializes in senior executive and board of director recruitment for life sciences and technology clients as well as recruitment in the emerging growth areas of wireless life sciences,

The Human Capital Group Acquires Human Capital Initiative

Brentwood, TN-based The Human Capital Group, Inc. has acquired The Human Capital Initiative, LLC (HCI), an Atlanta-based human resources and leadership consulting firm. Steve Hayes, founder and senior partner of The Human Capital Group, discovered not only a similarity in names between the two companies but a common foundation and commitment to identifying and developing

Morgan Samuels Adds New Partner

Morgan Samuels Company, an L.A.-based executive recruiter, has added Marilyn Draper as a partner. Ms. Draper will focus on organizational planning and analysis, executive search, and performance coaching. “Marilyn is an exceptional, experienced consultant and business leader who shares Morgan Samuels’ passion for and commitment to unprecedented client service,” said Janice DiPietro, president of Morgan

Martin Partners Finds New CFO for KemperSports

Executive search firm Martin Partners has placed Brian Milligan as chief financial officer at KemperSports, a golf resort management company. Prior to joining KemperSports, Mr. Milligan was CFO at Business Only Broadband, LLC. Chicago-headquartered Martin Partners provides executive search services to a wide array of industries.

Vista Equity Partners Acquires Bullhorn

Vista Equity Partners has acquired Bullhorn, a global provider of on-demand front office staffing and recruitment software. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm with over $6.6 billion in committed capital. Bullhorn will operate as a stand-alone company, with its management team focusing on guiding the

IRC Adds Austria-Based Kaufmann Linke HR Solutions

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Austria-based Kaufmann-Linke HR Solutions as its newest member firm. The firms’ practice focus comprises four separate, yet interlinked areas: executive search, HR and management consulting; executive assessments; and executive coaching (leadership, and change). “Collective brain power and ideas will define IRC’s future growth and development,” said Sylvia

VMA Group Names Head of HR Practice Group

U.K.-headquartered recruitment consultancy VMA Group has named Steve White as head of the firm's human resources practice in London. He will work alongside Emma Flaherty, head of human resources, North and their respective teams, focusing on senior level permanent and interim HR assignments. Mr. White has over 10 years’ HR recruitment experience working with firms

Executive Quest Places HR Exec with ING US

Executive Quest International, LLC has placed Edward Baker-Greene as head of HR, retirement services, at ING US. Mr. Baker-Greene was formerly with Fidelity Investments, holding senior executive positions there, including SVP/managing director, relationship management, east region/workplace investing, and VP, head of human resources/workplace investing. “Edward’s leadership and understanding of the financial industry will be a

Mercer’s Human Capital Consulting Business Expands Staff

John Koob has joined Mercer's Human Capital consulting business in its central market. In this new role as partner, Mr. Koob will have responsibility for building relationships with Mercer's clients and prospects, with a primary focus on clients within the energy industry. He will be based in Houston, TX. Mr. Koob brings more than 20

SpenglerFox Appoints Global Head of Interim Practice

Executive search firm SpenglerFox has appointed Michael Reckers as global head of its interim recruiting practice in Frankfurt. Prior to joining SpenglerFox, Mr. Reckers was CEO of an internationally association specializing in the field of executive interim management. “We are uber-excited to have Michael join and lead the roll-out of our global interim executive practice.

Riviera Partners Names GM for Contingency Search Practice

Riviera Partners, a provider recruiting services for the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and New York, has added Tania Binder as general manager of the firm's contingency search practice. Ms. Binder will lead a team of more than 30 technical recruiters to effectively match clients' unique requirements with top-notch engineering candidates. “Tania's

BCA, Executive Recruiters Fills HR Post for Integra LifeSciences

BCA, Executive Recruiters has placed Kathryn Kessel as head of global compensation, benefits and HRIS at Integra LifeSciences. Prior to joining Integra LifeSciences, Ms. Kessel held numerous senior executive compensation positions for Pfizer, Standard & Poors, Siemens Corp, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. BCA’s COO and SVP Recruitment, Joe Gonzalez, led the search. Integra LifeSciences, a world leader

Korn Ferry Posts Flat Q4 Revenues

Korn/Ferry International/(NYSE:KFY) posted revenues of $198.1 million for the fourth quarter, a negligible increase from revenues of $197.1 million a year ago. Net earnings dropped to $12 million, or 28 cents per share for the quarter, compared to net income of $20.4 million, or 43 cents per share last year. Futurestep, the firm’s online recruiting

Walker Andersen Expands to Brisbane

Accounting and finance professional recruitment services firm Walker Andersen has launched its specialist recruitment brand in Brisbane with the appointments of senior executives Wayne Clark and Simon Cauchois. Mr. Clark, who becomes state manager/director, has more than 10 years experience in the industry most recently serving as HJB in Brisbane. He will focus on placing

Caldwell Partners Finds New CEO for Optimal IMX

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed Jonathan Grimes as chief executive officer of Optimal IMX. Mr. Grimes was formerly senior vice president of mergers & acquisitions and president of Emergency & Hospital Medicine, TeamHealth. Optimal is a national market leader in providing full-service professional radiology services. Caldwell Partners, founded in 1970,

Bullhorn Opens New Office in Manchester

Bullhorn, a global provider of on demand front office staffing and recruitment software, has opened new operations in Manchester. Bullhorn’s regional manager Chris Hague will be running the new office. The news coincides with oil and gas specialist NES Global Talent going ‘live’ with Bullhorn as the company moves over 250 recruiters worldwide to Bullhorn’s

Monster Unveils New Cloud-Based Semantic Search Platform

Monster has introduced SeeMore, a cloud-based semantic search and analytics platform. Built on Monster’s 6Sense semantic search technology, SeeMore allows companies to search all of their talent pools in one place and to quickly identify and rank the best potential candidates by literally reading the resumes with a recruiter- like understanding of skills and qualifications.

Weak Hiring Lies Ahead for Most Markets

Hiring activity is expected to slow in two-thirds of the countries surveyed in the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Report released by ManpowerGroup. The study reveals few clear signs of notable traction in the labor market, and employers are evidently adopting an intermittent hiring approach in response to economic uncertainty both at home and abroad. Bucking

Witt/Kieffer Adds Consultant in NY

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has added Monica Burton as a new consultant in its New York office. Ms. Burton brings 15 years of executive search experience to the firm with expertise in human resources, financial officers and general management across diverse industries including healthcare, not-for-profit and insurance. She has led searches for chief human resources

Spencer Stuart Assists CoreLogic in Filling Board Seats

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has assisted CoreLogic in its search for new director candidates with the nomination of Douglas C. Curling, John C. Dorman and Jaynie Miller Studenmund to its board of directors. Mr. Curling currently serves as a principal and managing director of New Kent Capital LLC. Mr. Dorman is chairman of the

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