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Storbeck Search Leads CHRO Search for University of Rochester

Higher education-focused search firm Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has been called on by the University of Rochester to lead its search for a new vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO). Leading the assignment are Shelly Weiss Storbeck, managing partner and senior associate Carly Rose DiGiovanni, and Amy Sugin, managing director

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Captar Partners Opens to Serve Financial Sector in Greater China

Financial services recruiting veteran Rick Chung has launched Captar Partners, an executive search firm headquartered in Hong Kong with an initial focus on the financial sector in the Greater China market. Mr. Chung told finews.asia that the firm will look to increase its headcount to 12 to 15 employees in the first year and expand its presence to

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Coulter Partners Recruits Chair and Non-Executive Director for 2N Pharma

Life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners recently partnered with 2N Pharma, a biotech company developing therapeutic drugs to treat neurological disorders, to secure the appointments of Alex Leech as chair of the board of directors and John Kemp as non-executive director. “We are very proud and excited to welcome Alex and John to the board,” said Preben Bruun-Nyzell,

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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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Pinnacle Search Partners Appoints Retail Practice Leader

Atlanta-based executive search firm Pinnacle Search Partners LLC has expanded with the addition of Lori Ellis as retail practice leader. She has a particular focus on expanding the firm’s home furnishings practice. Before joining Pinnacle Search, Ms. Ellis was part of a national search firm. “As a trusted advisor to leadership teams, Lori delivers strategies and structures

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Recovery Continues as Jobless Claims Continue to Fall

The Labor Department reported that 364,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 388,000 new jobless claims. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 4,000 from 411,000 to 415,000. The four-week

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Want to Yield a Deeper Understanding of Candidates? Try Biographical Interviewing

A successful biography interview helps everyone understand better how a candidate thinks, prioritizes, and delivers results – based upon his or her earliest attempts to make sense of life. Many candidates have learned how to prep for difficult questions probing their ability to deal with adversity and conflict. “However, it is much less likely that

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Phillips Oppenheim Recruits CEO for The New York Botanical Garden 

New York City-based  Phillips Oppenheim has placed not-for-profit executive Jennifer Bernstein as president and CEO of The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). Sarah James and Becky Klein led the assignment. Ms. Bernstein becomes the 10th leader of the 130-year-old institution following an extensive, nine-month, international search that included a diverse and wide range of prospects. To ensure a smooth

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Tate & Associates Assists Create Birmingham with CEO Search

Melva Tate of executive search firm Tate & Associates has assisted in the placement Meghann Bridgeman as the new president and CEO of Create Birmingham, which is dedicated to the economic development of Birmingham, AL’s creative industries. She will succeed Buddy Palmer, who has served as president and CEO of the non-profit for 13 years.

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Russell Reynolds Associates and Hogan Assessments Expand Partnership

Organizations everywhere are looking for better ways to recruit and retain good quality people to drive effectiveness, and performance, in their business. Executive search firms are stepping up with an array of leadership assessment services that are starting to make massive strides in the field of predictive analytics. But not all of them have candidate

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How to Get Talent Assessment Right

You may have wondered what talent assessment tools are and how effective they can be in the hiring process. According to a new report by McDermott & Bull, employers like them because they can reduce the time and cost of recruiting new staff and can result in increased productivity, cost savings and better retention among top

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Lindauer Seeks New CEO for Solar One

Lindauer has been retained by Solar One to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. CEO Deb Taft is leading the search along with senior consultant Terri Rutter. Solar One’s mission is to advance energy justice through the design and delivery of innovative education, training and technical assistance that foster sustainability and resilience in

LPA Search Partners Recruits Chief Storyteller for Graduation Alliance

Does your company have a story to tell? You may need a chief storyteller. Although not a new role, the position of chief storyteller is becoming increasingly important for modern businesses. LPA Search Partners recently placed Steve Nazarian as chief storyteller for Graduation Alliance, a company focused on dropout recovery and alternative pathways to job placement. “From his years of

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Waverly Partners Leading Police Chief Search for City of Dayton  

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious, and adaptable, report recruiters, with the capacity to deal with

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Allen Austin Introduces Communication IQ

Houston, TX-based search firm Allen Austin, parent company to Gaines International, recently introduced a new service offering to support leaders in pursuit of a culture of peak performance: Communication IQ. “Other assessments tend to do their best to describe you and build self-awareness, and then they leave it at that,” said Danielle Mairs, managing partner

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Top HR Leaders and Employees Agree: Flexible Work is Here to Stay

With U.S. coronavirus infections at their lowest levels, more Americans are making their long-anticipated return to the office. Over the course of the pandemic most companies adopted remote working to creatively combat the challenges presented by quarantines and other COVID-19 related precautions. But according to a landmark global workforce survey conducted by Careerminds and Hunt

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What a Whole New Way of Working Looks Like 

More and more companies are announcing their plans for workers to return to the office. So it is that reorganizing their approaches to hiring and new working environments has been high on the agendas of business leaders and HR professionals everywhere. ‍Among the challenges that these changes pose are the practicalities of the physical space

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ON Partners Recruits CHRO for SkyWater Technology  

Executive search firm ON Partners has assisted in the placement of Amanda Daniel as the first chief human resources officer (CHRO) of SkyWater Technology, a technology realization firm. Baillie Parker and Alex Pelak led the assignment. “We are focused on optimizing our performance-driven culture as we aggressively expand and scale our technology as a service (TaaS) business model across the semiconductor

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Kittleman & Associates Assists Eversight with CEO Search

Chicago-based search firm Kittleman & Associates recently assisted in the placement of Diane Hollingsworth as president and CEO of non-profit eye bank network Eversight. “Throughout the interview process, Diane’s experience, passion and vision stood above all the others,” Jerry Anderson, chair of the board of directors at Eversight. “The board is confident that she is the best choice

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Amrop Launches Global Shipping Practice

Global recruiting organization The Amrop Partnership has launched a global shipping practice. “As a consequence of the new challenges and often exciting opportunities within the shipping industry today, clients are seeking a new breed of leader, one who combines outstanding leadership skills, with a focus on sustainability, technology and environmental stewardship, all from a global perspective,” said Thomas Hofer,

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CTR Group Acquires RM Nephew & Associates

A group of private investors led by majority partner CTR Group, a Virginia-based, family-owned employment services firm, has completed its acquisition of RM Nephew & Associates, an executive search firm headquartered in Boston, MA. Hunt Scanlon Ventures facilitated the introduction and the transaction. RM Nephew and Associates, with offices in Boston and New York, offers

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What’s Next for Talent Management in Private Equity

Private equity has been among the fastest recovering business sectors, due in part to its history of successfully executing turnarounds. “Private equity has historically been about the numbers and driving earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) to increase the value of a company,” said Dan Hawkins, founder and CEO of Summit Leadership Partners.

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Egon Zehnder Names U.S. Leader

Egon Zehnder has appointed German Herrera as the firm’s new U.S. leader. He will succeed Karl Alleman, who led the region over the past five years. “With a client-focused mindset and the ability to help leaders navigate change, Karl Alleman has helped build an incredibly strategic, robust, and successful U.S. practice,” said Ed Camara, global

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DHR International Seeks New Leaders for the Columbus and Pittsburgh Zoos

Chicago-based executive search firm DHR International has been enlisted to find news presidents and CEOs for both the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio and the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium in Pennsylvania. The Ohio search launched earlier this month with James Abruzzo, managing partner of the global non-profit practice for DHR, gathering input from zoo employees, leaders

Bradbury-Miller Associates Assists Hoboken Public Library in Recruiting New Leader

Executive search firm Bradbury-Miller Associates has assisted the Hoboken Public Library in the recruitment of Jennie Pu as its new director. After what turned out to be a nationwide search, four finalists were identified. The board of trustees voted unanimously to appoint Ms. Pu as its new leader. She replaces long-time director Lina Podles who officially

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Creating a Data-Driven Culture Starts at the Top

For the last decade or so, many companies have been on a mission to become data-driven, and for good reason. According to a new report by Morgan Samuels, the benefits to an organization are innumerable: The business gains a competitive edge, increases operational efficiency and effectiveness, scales the company, becomes more agile, makes more informed decisions,

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Slone Partners Recruits CFO for BillionToOne

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare and life sciences organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new leaders. In the era of COVID-19, the sector has been a burgeoning area for executive search firms to ply their trade. Recently, life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners placed Nipun Soni as the new chief financial officer

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The Christopher Group Seeking Top HR Chiefs for Success Academy Charter Schools and Marcus & Millichap

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Why such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts? Corporate leaders want HR leaders who are sophisticated, proactive and strategic-minded, with strong business savvy to drive their people capabilities like they would a P&L, according to

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Hiring Platform Oyster Raises $80 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses. Oyster, a global platform that enables fully remote companies to hire full-time workers and contractors, has announced a $50 million series B funding round. With this new round Oyster will expand its HR platform to more countries among other things. The round was led by New York-based venture

How One Executive Search Firm is Weathering the Global Pandemic Storm

Since being declared a pandemic in March, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the executive search sector. Industry leaders were forced to make swift changes. Budgets were scaled back. And plans were put on hold. Adopting a wartime mindset, search firms have quickly shifted the prime directive of their business to strengthening relationships with

JM Search Promotes Partner In Technology Search Practice

Executive search firm JM Search has named Peter Flint to partner and one of the leaders of its technology practice. His diverse background as a venture investor, board member, recruiter, and operating executive gives him a unique perspective on executive search. Mr. Flint focuses on leading search assignments for CEOs and CXOs of SaaS and consumer Internet companies. Additionally,

Talent Acquisition ‘Crowdsourcing’ Startup Is Launched

ReferralMob, a new startup that helps tech companies fill job openings through crowdsourcing and monetary incentives, has launched this week. Founded by David Samuels, a former executive of Boston-based energy intelligence software firm EnerNOC, the mobile and Web app company has $500,000 in cash rewards in it’s coffers for users who help recruit employees at Massachusetts

Odgers Berndtson Opens in Mumbai

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has opened a new office in Mumbai and has named Bryony Greenwell to lead the firm’s retail and consumer practice in India from the new location. Ms. Greenwell joins the firm with 13 years of search experience gained in London, Hong Kong and India. “We have seen a significant increase in senior level search

Diversified Search Recruits Director for Fifth Third Bancorp

Diversified Search has placed Jorge L. Benitez as a new member of the board of directors at Fifth Third Bancorp. Dale Jones, CEO of Diversified Search, led the assignment. Mr. Benitez served clients in the chemicals, energy, retail, automotive, consumer goods and services and life sciences industries before retiring from Accenture in 2014. He has served on multiple

JBK Associates Places Admissions Dean for Brooklyn Law School

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has recruited Eulas G. Boyd as dean of admissions for Brooklyn Law School. Most recently, Mr. Boyd was director of talent acquisition and workforce planning for CFA Institute, where he had responsibility for all talent acquisition, workforce planning and staffing activity. He was also formerly the director of admissions at Columbia Law School. “We are

Vetted Solutions Adds VP In Hospitality Search Practice

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has named Richard B. Green as vice president in its hospitality recruiting practice. He provides executive search and leadership development services to the association, hospitality and destination marketing industry. Mr. Green brings an extensive track record of professional and personal accomplishment earned during his decades of service as vice president, association

Korn Ferry Recruits Transformational CEO for Toys “R” Us

Korn Ferry has placed David Brandon as chairman and chief executive officer of private retailer Toys “R” Us. Mr. Brandon succeeds Antonio Urcelay, who will retire. Mr. Urcelay became CEO in 2013 following the departure of Gerald Storch. Mr. Brandon is the former chairman and CEO of Domino’s Pizza where he helped usher that company through the largest

Executive Hiring Prospects Upbeat For Second Half of 2015

Executive hiring prospects are increasingly optimistic with about 70 percent of employers selectively or significantly increasing executive hiring for the balance of 2015, according to the latest ‘Executive Talent Market Survey’ published by Greenwich-based Claymore Partners. Executive respondents indicated that the industries planning to hire the most in 2015 are in consulting and professional services, consumer finance

CarterBaldwin to Lead King University President Search

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has been selected by King University to lead its search for a new president. Dr. Richard Ray has been serving as interim president for nearly 16 months. He was named to the position after longtime president, Greg Jordan, resigned in 2014.“The trustees felt like an executive search firm would help us pick the best person

Major, Lindsey & Africa Names PR and Communications Head

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has named Kim Myers as its new head of public relations and communications. She will lead internal and external communications for MLA and its executive search affiliate, Allegis Partners. Her role will also include media relations, press engagement, pitching articles and other media opportunities, along with external positioning and messaging for each practice group. Ms.

Zweig Group Expands Search Division

Search firm Zweig Group has added Chris Catton to manage executive search consulting projects as well as to help expand the firm’s executive search division. Ms. Catton previously worked for Zweig Group as an executive recruiter in the 1990’s. She most recently ran her own recruiting firm, Catton Recruiting, which provided executive search services to A/E/P firms, working

Former CTPartners CEO, Brian Sullivan, Dumps 873,806 Company Shares

The former CEO of CTPartners, Brian M. Sullivan, has sold 873,806 shares of CTPartners stock. The stock was sold earlier this week at an average price of $2.96, for a total transaction value of $2,586,466. Following the completion of the sale, Mr. Sullivan will directly own 24,097 shares of the company’s stock, valued at just $71,327. Mr. Sullivan stepped

Social Media Gains Traction Among Hiring Executives

Employers are no longer relying on a candidate’s resume alone as more than half turn to social media to check out an applicant’s credentials, according to research conducted by CareerBuilder.co.uk. Results discovered that 52 percent of employers have researched job candidates on social media, and a further 10 percent plan to begin doing so. More than 400

Kenniff & Racine Heading President Search for University of Ottawa

Montréal-based search firm Kenniff & Racine has been selected by the University of Ottawa to lead its hunt for a new president. Heading the assignment is co-founding partner Patrick Kenniff, a specialist in private and public sector recruiting, organizational management and management team building. Mr. Kenniff serves the technology and manufacturing industries, as well as academia and non-profit

Hospitality Spotlight Opens Doors

Recruiting firm Hospitality Spotlight has been launched in San Diego to serve the talent and leadership needs of travel and hospitality companies. Zoe Connolly and Ellis Connolly are co-founders of the new company, both of whom are backed by 25 years of experience in a variety of recruiting and executive roles throughout the travel industry. The travel and hospitality

Egon Zehnder Recruits Director to Sunsuper

Egon Zehnder has recruited Jenni Mack to serve on the board of directors of Sunsuper. She is the first director since the organization’s inception that, in an historic move, is not a direct appointment of either of the organization’s shareholder bodies. Ms. Mack, who is based in Sydney, has more than two decades of board experience, including

Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Patagonia

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Dean Carter as chief human resources officer (CHRO) at outdoor apparel company Patagonia. Jason Hanold, managing partner, led the search. In his new role, Mr. Carter will provide strategic leadership and direction of Patagonia’s global human resources, finance and legal teams. He’ll report to the CEO, Rose Marcario, and be charged

Bristol-Myers Squibb Seeks Head of Global Talent Acquisition

Global bio-pharma leader Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) is on the hunt for a head of global talent acquisition. The incumbent will lead a global team of more than 30 BMS individuals and 110-plus recruitment professionals working for talent solutions providers Cielo (in the U.S.) and Alexander Mann Solutions (overseas), two designated recruitment outsource providers for BMS. According

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Compliance Specialist In Toronto

Heidrick & Struggles has added Nancie Lataille, a consumer, legal and compliance markets expert, as a partner in its Toronto office. Ms. Lataille has extensive executive search experience and has worked in the talent management industry since 2000 focusing on executive talent strategy, recruitment, strategic development & management, and organizational effectiveness. Most recently, she was a senior client partner within the consumer &

DHR Identifies CEO for United Way of Salt Lake

DHR International has recruited Bill Crim as the new chief executive officer of United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL). Mr. Crim, who has been in executive positions with UWSL since 2004, was the unanimous choice of a CEO search committee that had been vetting candidates during a nine-month process. DHR EVP and North America non-profit practice group leader Mary Lee Montague

HFS Consultants Adds Healthcare Recruiting Specialist

HFS Consultants (HFS), a healthcare consulting firm providing management, financial, operational, regulatory, and strategic planning services, has named Ron Some as manager in its executive search and interim management practice. He will be based in the firm’s Oakland office. Mr. Some has more than 10 years of executive recruiting experience with numerous providers including multi-state

SPMB Recruits Chief People Officer to FitBit

West Coast-based technology search firm SPMB has recruited Marty Reaume as chief people officer to FitBit, the maker of wearable health trackers that has attracted users eager to document and quantify growing aspects of their health. Prior, Mrs. Reaume was CPO for nine years at NetSuite. A seasoned HR executive with over 20 years of experience in both start-up

Chico’s Retains Herbert Mines Associates to Identify CEO

Women’s apparel retailer Chico’s FAS has retained search firm Herbert Mines Associates to assist its succession committee in identifying a replacement for outgoing president and CEO David F. Dyer. Mr. Dyer has given one-year notice to the board that he will retire next spring after seven years running the company. To ensure an orderly transition, Mr. Dyer

Sheffield Haworth Adds Asset Management Recruiting Specialist

Sheffield Haworth has named Andrew Blane as managing director in the firm’s U.S. asset management search practice. He will be based in New York. Mr. Blane has nearly two decades of executive search, sales management, marketing, and business development experience in both U.S. and global markets. He was previously managing partner with Warren International for seven and a half years, an executive

Korn Ferry Diversity Leader Joins NBA in Corporate Diversity Role

Oris Stuart, former leader of the inclusion and diversity practice at Korn Ferry, has taken on the role of chief diversity and inclusion officer for the National Basketball Association (NBA). Mr. Stuart will be responsible for overseeing diversity and inclusion strategies for the NBA, the WNBA, and the NBA D-League. He will be providing best practices intelligence and leadership on

Seeking Alpha Launches to Serve Quantitative Risk Professionals

Executive search firm Seeking Alpha Search International has launched to provide search and recruitment services for quantitative risk professionals. The firm is led managing director Lin Watson, a seasoned professional in banking and finance. Ms. Watson previously served as practice lead of banking & financial services for the Eastern U.S. at Johnson Search Group (JSG). “Ms. Watson has

Spencer Stuart Recruits Head of India for Uber

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Amit Jain to head up operations in India for American online car booking service Uber Technologies, as the company expands into more cities in its biggest and fastest growing market outside the U.S. Mr. Jain was president of housing classifieds service Rent.com. “India is a market of global strategic importance

‘Not Actively Looking’ Launched To Serve Executive Search Firms

Not Actively Looking, a U.K.-based global matchmaking platform designed to enable senior executives and executive search firms to make the perfect match, has officially launched. The company was founded by Joseph Blass, who previously founded Toucan Telecom, and Anthony Harling, a search consultant and former senior partner at Heidrick & Struggles. Since its launch, Not Actively Looking has secured

Norman Broadbent Chairman Steps Down

Pierce Casey, chairman and director of U.K.-headquartered executive recruiter Norman Broadbent, has informed the company of his intention to retire from his post at the end of June. Scanes Bently is joining as a director of the company with immediate effect as non-executive chairman elect. Mr. Bentley is a non-executive chairman, non-executive director and strategic advisor to a number of businesses

Allegis Partners Adds HR / Executive Search Practice Leader

Global executive search firm Allegis Partners has named Mark Streifer as managing director in the firm’s human resources / executive search and advisory practice. He will be based in the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Streifer is an HR leader who has partnered with executive leadership teams to provide strategic perspective and operational execution of talent acquisition as well as talent

HR Leaders Overlooked for Leadership Development Opportunities

Korn Ferry has posted results of a global executive study that paints a less than glowing picture of leadership development opportunities for those in the human resources field. The survey of more than 700 executives found that nearly half of respondents (47 percent) say their organizations do not offer leadership development programs specifically for members of the

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