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Diversified Search Fills Board Seats for Comfort Systems

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Futurestep Adds VP, Government Solutions

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IIC Partners Makes Appointments With Its Energy Practice Group

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Lonergan Partners Completes Search for GLOBALFOUNDRIES

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eQuest and TheLadders Form Partnership

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Egon Zehnder To Post 18 Percent U.S. Revenue Rise

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Millennium Search Adds New Senior Recruiter

Millennium Search, a boutique recruiting firm, has added Richard Moss as a senior executive recruiter. Mr. Moss has over 20 years of experience as a search professional, with a background that includes technical, trading and marketing roles. He joins the Millennium Search team after running his own boutique recruiting firm that specialized in technology recruiting

Preng & Associates Retained vy Simba Energy

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BlueSteps Partners with 85 Broads

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Caldwell Partners Posts 5.5 Percent Revenue Drop

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Simply Hired Appoints Former Yahoo! Exec as CEO

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Dowd Associates to Lead CFO Search For Unger Global Companies

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Talent Q Strengthens Management Team

Talent Q, a talent management specialist, has appointed Sean Howard as managing director international. Mr. Howard will further develop the Talent Q brand internationally and he will oversee the company’s growth outside of the U.K., by managing the existing relationships and by creating new ventures and partnerships in developing markets. Talent Q currently has operations

NorthgateArinso Partners with SuccessFactors

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