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Cornerstone International Group Opens Office in Miami

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has opened a new office in Miami. Cornerstone Miami will be led by managing director, Raul Coz and regional chairman, Diego Cubas. This office will serve as a hub joining the U.S. and Latin American markets, reinforcing Cornerstone’s presence in 12 countries in the Americas.  The new


Combatting Talent Shortages in the Booming Cybersecurity Market

Globally, there is a severe talent shortage in the cybersecurity job market. The World Economic Forum (WEF) recently reported a shortage of 3 million cybersecurity professionals around the globe. Furthermore, Cybersecurity Magazine, recently revealed that there will be 3.5 million open positions in cybersecurity by 2025 due to the global workforce shortage. The lack of

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Executive Search Firms Shatter Growth Records According to Hunt Scanlon Media

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive search firms. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2021, a result of pent-up demand for executives and their key reports.


Korn Ferry Posts 14 Percent Revenue Increase

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2023 second first quarter revenue of $727.8 million, an increase of 14 percent from the second quarter of last year. Revenue increased in all lines of business except executive search which was down about seven percent compared to the same period a year ago. The acquisitions of Lucas Group, Patina and Infinity

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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?


BoardWalk Consulting Recruits New Leader for the Sierra Club

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has assisted in the recruitment of experienced civil rights leader, community organizer,  and coalition builder Ben Jealous as the new executive director of the Sierra Club in Oakland, CA. Mr. Jealous will be the seventh executive director since the position was created in 1952 and the first person of color to serve in


Kristie Nova to Lead Bespoke Partners’ CEO Practice

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has just announced that founding partner Kristie Nova will lead the firm’s dedicated practice placing high-impact chief executive officers in private equity portfolio companies. “I’m thrilled to return to my roots and lead our search practice to bring exceptional CEOs to our clients. The CEO plays the most


ON Partners Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Nutrient Survival

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Fast-growing executive search firm ON Partners recently


Salveson Stetson Group Recruits Top HR Executive for Colorcon

Radnor, PA-based executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group has assisted in the recruitment of Valerie Nizard as global human resources leader of Colorcon in Harleysville, PA. “We recently had the honor of partnering with Colorcon in an executive search to find their new global human resources leader, and we are pleased to share that Valerie Nizard will be joining their


Kingsley Gate Partners Expands in London

Private equity-backed Kingsley Gate Partners has expanded in London with the addition of Amanda Pitt as a partner. “We are truly excited to welcome Amanda into the team,” said Francesca d’Arcangeli, global chief operating officer for Kingsley Gate Partners. “Amanda builds on our strength in technology and digital, bringing a wealth of experience in multiplatform marketing


Coulter Partners Appoints Executive Director

Life sciences recruiting specialist Coulter Partners has expanded with the addition of Hannah Musisi as executive director based in London. She will support the firm’s work in the digital health sector, working closely with Ian Coyne, executive director. “As part of our broad offering across science, technology and innovation, we have been working more and


The Biggest Challenges Facing Leaders Now

Being a leader in 2022, whether that’s a CEO, a recruiter or a manager, has come with a whole host of new obstacles to navigate. The world has undergone a significant change in the last few years, and on top of this, the way that workers think about their careers has changed. There are more


Bryant Group Fills Top Marketing / Communications Post for University of Washington

Dallas, TX-based Bryant Group has assisted in the recruitment of Jack Martin as vice president for marketing and communications at the University of Washington (UW). “I came to the search as an internal candidate and Bryant Group’s John Toolan provided vital guidance on how to present myself in a way that would allow the interviewers to


ZRG Partners Assists Carlin Consumer Health with CEO Search

ZRG Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Scott Chapman as the new CEO of Carlin Consumer Health, in New York City. Thomas Fuller was the lead on this assignment, along with Helga Long, Rich Herman, and David Hart. “We are thrilled to welcome Scott as Carlin’s first CEO,” said Andrew Goldman, managing partner of Hildred Capital Management. “As


KEES Places Chief Development Officer for the Maryville Academy Foundation

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES has placed Michelle Jimenez as the first chief development officer of the Maryville Academy Foundation in Des Plaines, IL. This was the first search partnership for KEES and Maryville Academy Foundation, following a competitive selection process to identify a search partner. The comprehensive search attracted several qualified candidates from


Leathwaite Opens Office in Singapore

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has expanded in Asia with the opening of a new office in Singapore. “Having also recently set up its Asia advisory board – to provide regional senior advice through a strategically critical period of expansion and growth – the firm is well placed to partner with its clients across the region,”


Top Strategies for Sudden Executive Transitions

In a perfect world, executive succession planning for executive departures is an orderly process. Organizations work with key leaders to plan out departures, and successors are groomed and ready to go. But, as we all know, executive departures do not always cooperate with this planful approach. A new report from LHH Knightsbridge Search says that


Sheffield Haworth Acquires Symbiosis Search

Acquisitions and consolidations continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. The latest: Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has acquired Symbiosis Search, an executive search consultancy for leadership roles across fast-growth enterprise software and SaaS companies. Financial terms of the transaction were


The Christopher Group Recruits Chief People Officer for Vervent

The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, has placed Pam Johnson as the new chief people officer of San Diego, CA-based Vervent. Tom Christopher and Pam Noble led the assignment. “Pam Johnson is a transformational leader passionate about unlocking the potential of people, organizations and brands to achieve


Cook Silverman Search Seeks New Leader for Morgan Autism Center

Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been retained by the Morgan Autism Center in San Jose, CA, to lead its search for a new executive director. Victoria L. Silverman, managing founder, is heading the assignment for the non-profit-focused search firm. Morgan Autism Center seeks an experienced, visionary, dynamic, and passionate executive director to lead the


The Rise of the Great Counteroffer

Most people have heard about the “Great Resignation” or the “Great Reshuffle,” but Grey Search & Strategy, among other search providers, say many organizations are now experiencing what they call the “Great Counteroffer.” The number of counteroffers has increased over the last year as employers are throwing everything they can (money, incentives, titles, etc.) at


Caldwell Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for PRT Growing Services

Jay Millen and Jeff Freeborough of Toronto-based Caldwell recently assisted in the recruitment of Collin Phillip as the new chief commercial officer of PRT Growing Services. Mr. Phillip was previously country manager, Canada for AgVend. In this role, he was responsible for building out the Canadian-based team for this leading B2B agtech company. He was accountable for supporting


CarterBaldwin Recruits Chief Growth and Strategy Officer for Feed the Children

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has assisted in the recruitment of Colleen Ridenhour as chief growth and strategy officer of global non-profit Feed the Children. “After an extensive global search, I am thrilled to welcome Colleen to our organization,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO for Feed the Children. “She is an exceptional leader who has the


Kevin Chase Tapped by Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice to Find New Leader

Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has been enlisted to find the next executive director for the Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ). Leading the assignment are Kevin Chase, managing partner, and Catie DiFelice, senior consultant. The executive director will assume primary operating and oversight responsibility for LACLJ and will work closely with board, staff,


Odgers Berndtson Boosts Plan to Expand in Spanish Speaking Countries

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has boosted its strategic plan for Latin America with an expansion into Spain. The firm currently has offices in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. The incorporation of Spain into Odgers Berndtson’s strategic plan for LATAM was signed at the London headquarters by Kester Scrope, CEO of


For Diverse CEOs, Progress Comes Slowly

Despite an overwhelming percentage of executives who consider diversity to be more important to their organization than it was just three years ago, the number of both women and racially and ethnically diverse CEOs among the Fortune 100 remains low at roughly one in four, according to the “Route to the Top 2022” report recently released


HR’s Strategic Role in a Time of Inflation/Contraction

Despite election year gloom and doom assertions, gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2022 was revised higher and consumer sentiment moved up a bit as well. Q2 corporate profits rebounded (rising 6.1 percent in the quarter, after falling 2.2 percent in Q1), headline and core inflation moderated slightly, and two new regulations (the


Lindauer Places Chief Advancement Officer for Deerfield Academy

Lindauer recently assisted in the recruitment of Charles “Chuck” Ramsay as chief advancement officer for Deerfield Academy, a Massachusetts co-educational preparatory school. The assignment was spearheaded by Libby Roberts, senior vice president, and consultant Chandra Montgomery. Mr. Ramsay brings over 27 years of experience in the advancement profession to his work at Deerfield and, as


Sportsology Group Assists Atlanta United FC in Recruiting New CEO

New York City-based Sportsology Group has placed Garth Lagerwey as the new president and chief executive officer of Atlanta United FC,  a Major League Soccer (MLS) team based in Georgia. Mr. Lagerwey, most-recently general manager and president of soccer of the professional soccer league’s Seattle Sounders and a former general manager for Real Salt Lake


Jobplex Names Four New Partners

Jobplex, the Chicago-based partner company of DHR Global, has named four new partners – Shea Jaenicke, Steve McClellan, Jill Pantano, and Kara Rae Linn–to its ranks. Mr. Jaenicke, based in Los Angeles, joins the firm in the advanced technology practice group. With more than a decade of experience in search, he works primarily with founders

How Recruiting Has Become the Hottest Seat in HR

The velocity of the post-COVID hiring bounce-back, spanning virtually all industries and geographies, caught many companies cold and took many by surprise. As organizations scramble to meet what is an extreme skill shortage in some areas, it should perhaps come as no surprise that the individuals tasked with identifying, attracting, and on-boarding the capabilities necessary

Robert Half Posts 35 Percent Revenue Rise

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted first quarter revenues of $1.398 billion, a 35 percent increase from the same period a year ago. U.S. revenue at Robert Half rose 31.7 percent year over year in the first quarter. International revenue was up 23.4 percent or 28.7 percent on an adjusted basis. Protiviti revenues were $472.3 million,

Using Culture as a Competitive Advantage

The pandemic has not slowed growth for many executive search firms, their clients, or the markets they serve.  According to Summit Leadership Partners’ Heather Gordon, at the end of 2021 many of her conversations with chief executive officers and C-suite executives across private and public companies revealed they were all struggling with the same problem:

How Brand Authenticity Attracts Top Talent

In executive recruitment, brand authenticity is becoming an increasingly important moral obligation and tool to attract top talent from your industry. With COVID-19 restrictions loosening up across the nation, more candidates are looking to get back in the office with a company they can trust. The core elements of brand authenticity lie in integrity, transparency,

Daversa Partners Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Airmeet

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams

Caliber Associates Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Coherus BioSciences

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Dr. Rosh Dias as the chief medical officer of Coherus BioSciences in Redwood City, CA. “Rosh will make a valuable contribution to the leadership team of Coherus with his deep clinical development experience,” said Steve Hochberg, CEO of Caliber Associates. “Rosh is a terrific addition to Coherus at a

Jobless Claims Fall by 5,000 Amid Tight Labor Market

The Labor Department reported that 180,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 184,000 to 185,000. The four-week moving average was 179,750, an increase of 2,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The

4 Reasons to Focus on Building a Culture of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Everyone knows that diversity and inclusivity are positives in the workplace. Creating a culture where individuals feel valued and respected is crucial to creating an accepting environment. Still, the impact that a culture of DEI plays on your company goes far beyond simply making your team feel welcome, according to a report from IQTalent Partners – an on-demand talent

TurnkeyZRG Seeks Chief Revenue Officer for the Pittsburgh Penguins

TurnkeyZRG has been retained to recruit a senior vice president/chief revenue officer for professional hockey’s Pittsburgh Penguins. The CRO will serve as a forward-thinking leader shaping the continued innovation of the sales and marketing strategy for NHL team. “The individual will be responsible for developing and implementing a forward-looking, fully integrated revenue and marketing plan that

Hudson Gate Partners Fills Senior Roles for Teza Technologies

Hudson Gate Partners recently recruited Joel McAndrew as head of business development and Brandon Johnson as general counsel and chief compliance officer for Teza Technologies, a science and technology-driven global quantitative investment firm. This head of business development assignment was led by Paul Sassa, head of the marketing and investor relations practice at Hudson Gate Partners. “Having raised a significant

Odgers Berndtson Names Head of U.S. Collegiate Sports Practice

Odgers Berndtson has appointed Dan McHale as a partner and head of U.S. collegiate sports practice. “We are thrilled to add Dan to our growing sport and entertainment practice,” said Drew Cloud, head of Odgers Berndtson U.S. sport and entertainment practice. “Dan is a great example of how we are building a team of relatable consultants that can support

Bespoke Partners Appoints Chief People Officer

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. And while chief human resource officers play a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce, the chief people officer typically goes beyond overseeing its people policies. The focus instead is on building talent as a key competitive advantage, with

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 46.6 Percent Q1 Revenue Gain

Executive search, leadership consulting, and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles / (NASDAQ:HSII) has posted first quarter revenues of $283.9 million, an increase of 46.6 percent vs. the prior year period. Revenue growth was driven by all regions in executive search, by Heidrick Consulting, and by the addition of on-demand talent. Executive search revenue of $242.5 million increased by $62.9 million, or 35

ON Partners Recruits CFO for Way Interglobal  

Partners Josh Nathanson and Joe Olson of ON Partners have assisted in the recruitment of Michael Pahud as the new chief financial officer of Way Interglobal in Elkhart, IN. Mr. Pahud is a financial and business strategist repeatedly improving performance, ROI, and stakeholder value across service, technology, and manufacturing businesses. He has experience in international finance, business optimization,

Riviera Partners Places CTO for ResMed

San Francisco-based Riviera Partners, a recruitment provider specializing in C-level engineering, product and design leader placements, has assisted in placing Urvashi Tyagi as chief technology officer of ResMed, a medical device company in San Diego, CA. Partner Dante Carpinito led the assignment. Ms. Tyagi will lead ResMed’s digital health technology team, driving the innovation and

The Tolan Group Recruits CFO for Bristol Hospice

The Tolan Group (TTG) recently placed Jerry Copeland as the new CFO of Bristol Hospice in Salt Lake City, UT. Kaye Johnson, managing partner, and Jennifer Chee, vice president, led the search efforts. “Having worked with Bristol Hospice on a previous search assignment, we were excited to work with them again and see Jerry Copeland join the

MitchelLake Group Acquires U.K.-based Tyzack Partners 

MitchelLake Group, a Sydney-headquartered provider of executive search, board and advisory solutions for digital ventures and transformation, has acquired Tyzack Partners, an international executive search firm based in London. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The merger strengthens MitchelLake Group’s global executive search offerings, particularly for board and advisory level roles, while expanding

The Importance of Culture in Driving Growth, Performance & Value

Culture is hardly a new concept. Well before the rise of various models and frameworks to evaluate organizational culture, companies recognized the risk of hiring a cultural mismatch — such as the lone wolf in a company that values collaboration. New employees, especially leaders, who clash with the culture are often ineffective, and are likely

DHR Global Places First Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Chicago-based executive search firm DHR Global has placed Mary E. Clark as the inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville. Most recently, Dr. Clark held a variety of roles at Belmont University, including assistant dean of students, director of Bridges to Belmont, director of multicultural learning and experience, and

ChampionScott Partners Recruits CTO for Libertas Funding

ChampionScott Partners, which specializes in senior-level appointments for technology and technology-enabled companies, recently helped to place James Smith as chief technology officer at Libertas Funding, a financial technology firm specializing in providing small to medium-sized businesses with fast access to capital. Mr. Smith brings 20-plus years of product, development and operational leadership with him to

Hiring Platform Oyster Secures $150 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 raised $150 million in series C funding at a $1 billion-plus valuation. Georgian, who led the round, was joined by Salesforce Ventures, LinkedIn, the Base10 Partners Advancement Initiative, Okta, and Endeavor Catalyst, along with existing

Mercuri Urval Appoints Leader of Americas Business

Stockholm, Sweden-based executive search firm Mercuri Urval (MU) has named Darcie Murray as new head of the Americas business. “We are delighted to have such a globally exposed and senior executive like Darcie lead our U.S. team,” said Richard Moore, CEO of Mercuri Urval. “Her experience building and running client-centric teams across geographies in executive search and leadership

What to Ask Yourself When Making a Diversity Hire

Anyone who works in executive search right now has seen, and will continue to see, a push for more lists of diverse candidates for open roles. “We are also seeing organizations start to mandate diversity numbers as a benchmark for DEI success, and seeing an influx of diverse candidates at the executive level as a

RevelOne Names Chief Revenue Officer

Top-drawer chief revenue officers are commonly found at start-ups and smaller businesses and tend to the bottom line while the rest of the C-level team expands key partnerships, seeks growth opportunities, or sources funding. That is changing. Larger businesses now view the CRO post as an essential, long-term role. Greenwood Village, CO-based executive search firm RevelOne recently

The Christopher Group Recruits VP of HR for Telesat

The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, has placed France Teasdale as vice president of human resources at Ottawa-based satellite operator Telesat. Tom Christopher and Jeff Wilbanks led the assignment. “Telesat is on quite a roll. It recently won a $5 billion (Canadian) contract from the Government of Canada to launch

Greenwich Harbor Partners Recruits Five Board Members for Teach for America Jacksonville

Greenwich Harbor Partners recently placed seven new members of the board of advisors for Teach for America Jacksonville in Florida. Candidates identified by the firm include Bernard Schmidt, VP of automation at the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Kevin Boone, EVP of sales and marketing at CSX, Amy Norcross, education advocate and philanthropist, Steven Potts, EVP and CFO at TIAA

Cooper Coleman Names Chief Operating Officer

Chicago-based Cooper Coleman LLC  has appointed Tony Paskauskas, a veteran non-profit operations executive, as its chief operating officer, a new role at the firm. He will be responsible for scaling Cooper Coleman’s business operations and finance capabilities and extending its executive search and consulting capacities. “We’ve recruited one of the most talented and exceptional operations

Referrals, Reputation & Your Recruitment Brand

When you’re growing your recruitment brand, referral programs are a great idea. Good people know good people, an untapped network of ideal candidates. But they are rarely a romping success, according to Tempting Talent’s Jack Saxton. “At least not in the way they are in other industries,” he said. “Dropbox is the most famous example;

Artico Search Places Chief Marketing Officer for CM Group

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, co-founder of Artico Search, has placed Wendy Werve as chief marketing officer for Nashville, TN-based CM Group, a family of marketing technology companies. Ms. Werve was previously CMO with Virgin Pulse for over six years. She brings more than 20 years of experience developing, leading and executing growth-focused marketing strategies for a diverse range of technology,

The Loring Group Recruits CFO for Business Impact NW

Immediate concerns around cash flow, liquidity, and the bottom line are taking precedence at many companies due to continued fallout from the pandemic. But there are high-value lessons emerging from the current health and economic crisis that chief financial officers should bear in mind, according to recruiters specializing in finding talent for finance functional roles.

Agency360 Acquires LeaderEQ to Form AdvisorEY

San Francisco-based search firm Agency360 has completed its acquisition of LeaderEQ, the digital matchmaking platform in the leadership development area, to form AdvisorEY. “We’re pleased to welcome LeaderEQ and their outstanding team of executive coaches and advisors,” said Katherine Eskandanian-Yee, founder of Agency360. “They bring a world-class portfolio of learning, development, and performance improvement expertise that

Jobless Claims Hold Steady at 184,000

The Labor Department reported that 184,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up from 185,000 to 186,000. The four-week moving average was 177,250, an increase of 4,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s

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