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Jorgenson Consulting Seeking CEO for Brunswick and Glynn County Economic Development Authority

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting is leading the search for a new president and CEO for the Brunswick and Glynn County Economic Development Authority in Brunswick, GA. Mel Baxter, the organization’s current leader, announced in March that he would be stepping down. He said he will stay on until his replacement is in place. Todd Jorgenson, the

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SpenglerFox Appoints Country Manager for Poland

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Maciej Kotowicz as country manager for Poland. “It is with great pleasure that I announce our latest addition to the SpenglerFox Group, Maciej Kotowicz,” said Jens Friedrich, CEO of SpenglerFox. “Maciej will be based in Warsaw, one of our firm’s strategic hub locations and drive further growth in Central Europe as part of

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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.

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Luxury Recruit Strengthens Search Staff

Luxury Recruit, an executive search firm focused on the retail, fashion and luxury industry, has expanded with the addition of Olivier Parent as managing partner. In his new role, Mr. Parent leads the day-to-day activities of the firm, working closely with CEO Mohammed Mirza. Mr. Parent brings a wealth of experience to the role. He

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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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AIMS Expands Into Belgium

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Europe with the creation of AIMS International Belgium. The firm has appointed Olivier Legrand as managing partner to lead the new location. The office in Belgium offers the full range of executive search, leadership development and HR process consulting services provided by AIMS International. After more than 20 years in senior and general management positions in

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The Impact of the Gig Economy on Recruiting

Working nine to five for a single employer bears little resemblance to the way a substantial share of the workforce makes a living today. Millions of people pull together various income streams and work independently, rather than in structured payroll jobs. This is hardly a new phenomenon, yet it has never been well measured in

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeking Chief Medical Officer for Norwegian American Hospital

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected by Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago to lead its search for a new chief medical officer. Founder and vice chairman Roger Quick is leading the assignment along with principal Lindsey Hochman. Reporting to the president and chief executive officer of the hospital, the chief medical officer is

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Morris & Berger Seeking New Leader for World of Children

Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, has been enlisted by World of Children in Irvine, CA, to spearhead its search for a new executive director. World of Children seeks an entrepreneurial, visionary leader and fundraiser to oversee and propel its next phase of growth in service of the world’s

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Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director for Europe and the Middle East

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Inga Walter as managing director to develop its life sciences, healthcare and higher education practices across Europe and the Middle East. “With sweeping changes taking place in the business and regulatory environment internationally, the industry will need dynamic, nimble leaders who understand global challenges and pressure points,” said Morten Nielsen,

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Gilbert Tweed Joins Friisberg & Partners International

Friisberg & Partners International has added Gilbert Tweed International in New York City as its newest member firm. “This is a big step forward,” said founder Janet Tweed. “We are delighted with this arrangement. It is a clear statement of intent, that we are determined to offer our clients the same level of commitment and results in Europe

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The Omerta Group Strengthens U.S. Operations with Acquisition

London-headquartered executive search firm The Omerta Group (TOG) has expanded its operations in the U.S. with the recent acquisition of New York-based recruiting firm Gollin Associates, which is led by Deborah Gollin. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Ms. Gollin will serve as co-head of the search outfit’s U.S. practice alongside Michael Stover,

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Odgers Berndtson Adds CFO Practice Co-Leader and Life Sciences Partner

Rounding out a year of explosive U.S. growth, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has added two more new partners. Longtime search professional Russell Boyle joins the firm as a partner and co-leader of the firm’s CFO practice in the U.S., while Evan McClure signs on as a partner in the life sciences and healthcare practices. “Russell

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The Lancer Group Finds New CFO for Beneplace

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, recently placed John Pence as chief financial officer of Beneplace, a leading provider of voluntary benefits to Fortune 1000 companies and government institutions. The assignment was led by Scott Dunklee, partner; Dashan Subramaniam, consultant; and Liliana Corona, who is in charge of marketing and business

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Renovata Finds Chief Product Officer for IDnow

Renovata, a global executive search firm with offices in London, New York, Berlin and Stockholm, has placed Vikas Seth as chief product officer of IDnow in Munich. Partner Thomas Jepsen led the assignment. “We are delighted to continue building out the senior team at IDnow as it gains momentum as the leader in identity automation,” said Mr.

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Talentor International Adds Scottish Search Firm to Network

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. One such group, Talentor International, has added Scottish search specialist Denholm Associates as

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Uncertainty Aside, Employers Look to Ramp up Hiring In 2019

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the first quarter of 2019, with 23 percent of employers planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain

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DHR International Leads Head Football Coach Search for Utah State

As the college football season comes to a close for teams not competing in the postseason, expect to see a lot of firing and hiring activity involving coaches. Schools are expected to continue to turn to search firms to fill the resulting vacancies. Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International,

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Envision Consulting Seeks Executive Director for Jay Nolan Community Services

Envision Consulting has been selected to find the next executive director for Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a Mission Hills, CA-based non-profit which provides support services to those with autism and other developmental disabilities. JNCS’ current leader, Jeff Strully, is retiring effective Dec. 31, after 25 years with the organization. The Pasadena, CA-based search firm

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Boyden Continues Recent Expansion in Chicago

Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. The firm recently named Chuck Pembroke as a partner in Chicago. Mr. Pembroke joins Boyden with a track record in consulting and executive leadership spanning general management, strategic planning, commercial, innovation and M&A roles. His work in executive search includes the placement of senior executives

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Signium Opens Office in Rio de Janeiro

Executive search consortium Signium has opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro. It becomes the organization’s second office in the region, joining its location in São Paulo “It was a great experience to be in Brazil at an exciting time as their national election concluded,” said Alastair Paton, chairman. “We are incredibly proud of the speed with

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Gannett Co. Turns to Egon Zehnder to Find CEO

Gannett Co. has initiated a succession process to find a successor to president and CEO Robert Dickey, who recently informed its board of directors that he intends to retire. The company has engaged Egon Zehnder to assist in evaluating both internal and external candidates for the role. “Succession planning is one of a board’s greatest

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Charles Aris Expands Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. recently expanded its professional services offering with the addition of Lucas Durr to its finance and accounting recruiting practice. Teaming with Jim Etling, who leads the firm’s recruitment services in finance and accounting and serves as its primary practice leader in private equity, Mr. Durr will identify and recruit leaders

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Healthcare Recruiters Now Seek Leaders with Blending Skillsets

This is the time of year that most people start thinking about what to give and do for others during the holidays. For business leaders, it is the season of year-end financials, annual evaluations and budget approvals, holiday parties and winter break. It is also a time to reflect on the year that is coming to a

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Kingsley Gate Partners Finds CHRO for Greif

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs, report recruiters focused on the space. Why is there such

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Stanton Chase Opens Office in Perth

Stanton Chase International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Perth, Australia, led by directors Tony Taylor and Greg Preston. They bring a combined 55 years of executive search and business experience in the industries most relevant to the region. The expansion into the Western Australian market represents an important

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Jobs Report Points to Potential Uncertainty Ahead

Employers added 155,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 190,000. The November gain is the 97th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people stands at

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Ventura Partners Seeks Football Coach for Kansas State University

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been chosen to lead the search for Kansas State University’s next football coach. This week, Bill Snyder, the winningest coach in the school’s history, announced his retirement after 27 seasons, and one previous retirement. Partner Chad Chatlos will spearhead the nationwide search for Ventura Partners. Mr. Snyder, 79, leaves

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Harvey Hohauser & Associates Finds CFO for Tweddle Group

Executive search firm Harvey Hohauser & Associates (HH&A) has placed Mariam Iskandarani as the new CFO of Tweddle Group in Clinton Township, MI. “We’re entering an exciting phase of growth at Tweddle Group, so we were determined to find the ideal person for the role of CFO,” said Brian Suszek, CEO of the firm. “Once we met with Mariam, the

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Randstad Sourceright Creates New Model of Total Talent Management

Randstad Sourceright has unveiled the latest evolution of its managed service provider (MSP) offerings aimed at helping organizations manage today’s complex contingent workforce. The new model, called “MSP Ahead,” is based on the company’s “Step>Edge>Ahead” contingent talent consulting framework. It provides an advanced contingent workforce management solution that combines human cloud platforms, talent community technologies, supply chain management,

Morgan Samuels Places VP HR at Superior Industries

Morgan Samuels Company, an L.A.-based executive recruiter, has placed Felicia A. Williams as the new vice president of human resources at Superior Industries International, Incorporated. Ms. Williams previously served as vice president and chief human resources officer at Endicott Interconnect Technologies. Superior Industries International is one of the world's largest OEM suppliers of cast aluminum

Nakama Group Opens in London

Nakama Group PLC has opened Nakama Search in London. The firm will be managed by Libby Fisher and will incorporate Libby Fisher Associates (LFA). Nakama Search will focus on the recruitment of senior executives and entrepreneurs in the digital media sector. “I am delighted to welcome Libby to Nakama, where she will be able to

CareerBuilder Acquires Brazil-Based Ceviu

CareerBuilder has acquired CEVIU.com.br, an information technology job board in Brazil. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. With the acquisition of CEVIU, CareerBuilder now operates in 21 markets outside the U.S. and, through partnerships, has a presence in more than 60 markets worldwide. “Brazil is one of the fastest-growing emerging economies and a

Spencer Stuart Retained by New York Times Co. for CEO Search

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been selected by New York Times Co. to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. The New York Times Company, a media company with 2011 revenues of $2.3 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers, and

DHR Appoints EVP In New Delhi Office

DHR International has added Nalina Suresh as executive vice president in the firm’s New Delhi office. Ms. Suresh specializes in searches in the industrial and consumer sectors. In addition, she is helping to establish a chief of human resources practice for DHR in Asia. Prior to DHR, Ms. Suresh was the national partner and head

Employment Resources Launches Executive Search Division

Employment Resources Inc. (ERI) has opened a new division dedicated to executive and senior management in the hospitality industry called Executive Hospitality Search (EHS). The company will focus on recruiting executives for hospitality companies primarily in New York, Chicago and Orlando, as well as throughout Florida and the Caribbean. EHS will provide executive recruiting services

European Online Recruitment Grows Eight Percent

The Monster Employment Index Europe, a monthly analysis of millions of online job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards, posted year-over-year growth of eight percent in March, compared to the 10 percent registered in February. Germany continues to register double digit annual growth at 23 percent, while

3P Consultants Places CFO at Hindalco

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has recruited Praveen Maheshwari as chief financial officer of Hindalco. Mr. Maheshwari formerly served as CFO of Bharat Forge. Hindalco is a producer of primary Aluminium in Asia and an aluminium rolling company. Consultants Pvt. Ltd conducts searches for start-ups and large organizations across multiple industries throughout India.

Workstream Changes Name to HRsoft

Workstream Inc., a provider of on-demand compensation, performance and talent management software, has changed its name to HRsoft. HRsoft's integrated talent management suite, TalentCenter, includes performance management, compensation management and total rewards statements. John Long, CEO of HRsoft, said: “HRsoft is a new brand to better define the value we deliver to employers. Our talent

Pedersen & Partners Expands to Kenya

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has expanded to Kenya where Nairobi-based Sheila Mwihia has been appointed country manager. Ms. Mwihia brings over 15 years of experience in human resource management and executive search. For nearly eight years she was at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she was involved in various assignments with senior level responsibilities across public

Crist|Kolder to Lead CFO Search for Avnet

Executive search firm Crist/Kolder Associates has been retained by Avnet to lead in its search for a new chief financial officer. Ray Sadowski, the company’s CFO for the past 19 years, has notified the company of his intent to retire. Avnet is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology

Lucas Group Adds Partner in Houston

Search firm Lucas Group has added Kevin Belbin as new managing partner for the firm’s human resources practice group in Houston. Mr. Belbin joins Lucas Group after a 22-year career in auditing and executive recruiting, the last six in the Houston area. “Throughout his career, Kevin has integrated extensive industry knowledge with client success,” said

Halogen Software Implemented by Juniper Systems

Halogen Software has been selected by Juniper Systems for its talent management solutions. Juniper Systems will utilize the tool, Halogen eAppraisal, based on its integrated development planning and strategic goal alignment capabilities. Halogen eAppraisal automates, simplifies, and streamlines the entire employee performance evaluation process. Juniper Systems is a world-leader in ultra-rugged handheld computers. “The computer

AlphaStaff Selects New President CEO

AlphaStaff, a human resource outsourcing firm serving small and medium-sized businesses, has named Neal Bibeau as the company’s president and chief executive officer. Mr. Bibeau previously served as president and CEO of DecisionOne Corporation, where he led the information technology service company through a restructuring and transformation period that re-established it as the largest independent

Allen Austin Adds Two New Partners

Allen Austin Global Executive Search has added Dr. Ollie Malone and Dean K. Tucker as its newest partners. Dr. Malone currently serves as president of Olive Tree Associates, an executive coaching provider and management consulting service in organization development, leadership development, corporate culture analysis and development, diversity management, and organizational process improvement. At Allen Austin,

Major, Lindsey & Africa Finds Chief Legal Officer for SafeNet

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has placed Mark S. Molina as senior vice president, chief legal officer and secretary of SafeNet Inc. The search was led by Julie Bonasso and Deborah Thompson, managing directors in MLA’s Philadelphia office. Ms.Thompson said: “Mark is an outstanding corporate generalist with a combination of top-tier law firm and

Alexander Hughes Adds to Paris Office

Alexander Hughes has added Julienne Thierry as a partner in the firm’s Paris office where he will lead search assignments in the manufacturing sectors. Previously, Mr. Thierry was the president and CEO of MHZ-Hachtel France, a manufacturer and installer of solar protection equipment for major building projects. With more than 40 offices, Alexander Hughes, headquartered

ICIMS Partners With NetSuite

iCIMS, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, has formed a strategic partnership with NetSuite Inc. where the company will integrate iCIMS’ Talent Platform with NetSuite’s cloud computing platform. The iCIMS Talent Platform provides industry-specific solutions to over 1,000 global organizations and facilitates the human resources process with an emphasis on social recruiting, talent

Albertini Group Fills Board Seat For LivingSocial

Executive recruiter The Albertini Group has placed Elizabeth Nelson as a member of the board of directors at LivingSocial. LivingSocial helps people around the world find, share and enjoy great local deals and new experiences. Based in Dallas, The Albertini Group serves the technology, telecommunications, medical device, education, and consumer sectors.

JobVite and TalentWise Team to Help Tornado Victims

Jobvite, a provider of next-generation recruitment solutions, and TalentWise have teamed to make a joint donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts in the wake of this week's series of tornadoes in Texas. Executives from both companies are currently in Dallas for a Jobvite social recruiting event and are calling on other companies and

Caldwell Partners Posts Q2 Revenue Dip

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has posted 2012 second quarter revenues of $7.2 million, down from $8.8 million the prior year. Revenues from U.S. operations represent 67 percent or $4.8 million of the second quarter total, decreasing 11 percent from $5,483,000 in the comparable period of 2011. This decrease in revenues reflects

Witt/Kieffer Launches Board Services Practice

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has launched a board services practice and named James W. Gauss as its head. Mr. Gauss brings more than 30 years of experience in advising trustees and board members and identifying leaders in the healthcare, insurance, academic and other industries. As chairman of board services, he will use his relationships, experience

Friisberg & Partners Adds Madrid-Based Principal Partners

Friisberg & Partners International has added Spain-based Prinzipal Partners as its newest member. Prinzipal Partners is an executive search and human resources consulting firm led by Emiliano Sacristan and Javier Uruburu. With an office in Madrid and a strong focus on Spanish and Latin American business coupled with detailed knowledge of those local markets, their

Monster Employment Records Small Gains

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, showed annual growth of five percent in March, an eased pace from the 11 percent annual growth recorded in February. Commerce activity continues to maintain steady momentum with

Lucas Group Names Managing Partner for Manufacturing Practice Group

Search firm Lucas Group has appointed Dan Ladrech as managing partner for its manufacturing practice group. Mr. Ladrech comes to Lucas Group from F-O-R-T-U-N-E Personnel Consultants (FPC) where he was vice president and managing partner with a particular focus on quality and operational excellence recruiting in California and throughout the country. “Dan brings an impressive

Accelent Finds CFO for Perceptive Pixel

Accelent, Inc. has placed Thomas Altier as chief financial officer of Perceptive Pixel. Previously, Mr. Altier was CFO at CyberShift which was acquired by SumTotal. Perceptive Pixel is a provider of research, development and production of multi-touch interfaces. Accelent is an executive talent acquisition and integration firm which serves technology clients in the Internet, e-commerce

Jobless Warrior Launches

Jobless Warrior, an online career enhancing service for veterans, has launched. The company is a free service that matches military veterans with career enhancement professionals such as coaches, resume writers, and job networking groups. Jobless Warrior has more than 100 volunteer career professionals registered to provide pro bono, job preparation services to veterans. JR Rodrigues,

CareerBuilder Inks Deal with the National Restaurant Association

CareerBuilder has been selected by the National Restaurant Association to power its career channel. The National Restaurant Association is the restaurant industry's leading association representing more than 380,000 restaurant businesses. Under the two-year agreement, CareerBuilder will become the exclusive provider of recruitment and job search services for National Restaurant Association members as well as its

Dowd Associates Retained by Scripps Network

Dowd Associates Executive Search has been retained by Scripps Networks Interactive to lead the company’s search for a chief financial officer of advertising sales. A leading developer of lifestyle content for television, internet, satellite radio, books and magazines, Scripps Networks Interactive is comprised of brands such as HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking

Cornerstone OnDemand Acquires Sonar6

Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. has acquired Sonar Limited (Sonar6), a provider of cloud-based talent management solutions serving small businesses globally. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sonar6 brings more than 375 clients to Cornerstone and expands its presence in the Asia Pacific region. Cornerstone will continue to operate Sonar6 out of its Auckland, New

TRANSEARCH Names London Partner

TRANSEARCH International has appointed Andrew Cholerton as a partner in London. Mr. Cholerton has been an executive recruiter since 1993 working across a broad range of sectors, both in the U.K. and internationally. He has recruited at board and senior manager levels across most business functions and sectors with particular experience in professional and business

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