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Higher Talent Executive Search Recruits CEO for American Society of Landscape Architects

Washington, D.C.-based Higher Talent Executive Search has placed Torey Carter-Conneen as the new chief executive officer for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Mr. Carter-Conneen had been chief operating officer of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). “On behalf of the executive committee of the American Society of Landscape Architects, we are thrilled to

Odgers Berndtson Opens Office in Bogotá, Colombia

Odgers Berndtson has opened a new office Bogotá, Colombia to help meet a growing demand from organizations in the Andean region for executive search expertise. In conjunction, Odgers Berndtson will also launch its interim executive arm, Odgers Interim, in Colombia. Odgers Berndtson Colombia will be led by managing partner Roberto Hall, a veteran of the Colombian executive

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Monarchs Collective Launches to Boost Leadership Diversity

Debra L. Lee, the former CEO of BET Networks, and Rabia de Lande Long, an executive coach and management consultant for top companies, have launched a bi-coastal consulting firm, the Monarchs Collective, centered on elevating black executives and women. “The Monarchs Collective answers the calls for – and clear business value of – diverse leadership,

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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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Hunt Club Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Chicago-headquartered referral recruiting service Hunt Club has expanded with the addition of Stephanie Tysdal as its chief operating officer. “Stephanie is incredibly customer focused. We spent our first conversation talking about all the ways that the recruiting industry (to date) has neglected using technology to change the customer and candidate experience,” said aid Nick Cromydas, co-founder

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Talent Trends: Looking Ahead at 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on every business sector, executive search included, costing organizations billions of dollars in lost revenue. For the executive recruiting industry, the world has changed drastically, and search consultants have had to adapt to a whole new way of conducting business. Yet that has not stopped any of them

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HARTZ Search Seeks CEO for the Mayfield Clinic

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has been enlisted to find a new chief executive officer for the Mayfield Clinic in Cincinnati. This follows the resignation of Mark Farrington, who left Mayfield for a professional opportunity in New Jersey. Michael Radomski is serving as interim CEO while an established a search committee will help identify a permanent CEO. The CEO is

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Kirby Bates Associates Seeks Chief Nursing Officer for West Penn Hospital

As the healthcare sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer has traditionally been the most

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CannabizTeam Launches CT Board Placement for Cannabis Companies

Marijuana has become more popular than ever in the last few years. The legalization of the plant in many countries has led to a boom in the cannabis industry. Consumer spending on cannabis has topped $10 billion in the U.S. alone, and worldwide sales are expected to top $100 billion before the end of the

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Leathwaite Launches CMO Executive Search Practice

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite expanded with the addition of Shannon Silsby as a director to launch the firm’s global CMO executive search practice. “We are incredibly excited to welcome Shannon to Leathwaite to facilitate our functional offering expansion into the CMO/marketing space while we also work to continue moving beyond financial services into consumer/retail/CPG,” said

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ZRG Acquires Turnkey Search

ZRG has made a major move into the sports, entertainment & media sectors by acquiring Turnkey Search. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Renamed TurnkeyZRG, all Turnkey staff and assets merge into ZRG and the firm will continue to be led by Len Perna, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Turnkey.  Turnkey will now

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AGB Search Opens 2021 with Slew of Top Recruiting Assignments

A number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will allow high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization – not to mention a pandemic and post-pandemic era. One national recruiting outfit, Washington, D.C.-based AGB Search, has

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NPAG Seeks CEO for Food Bank of Delaware

Washington, D.C.-based NPAG has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Food Bank of Delaware (FBD) in Newark, DE. Leading the assignment are senior advisor Tamar Datan and associate Andres Marcuse-Gonzalez. Working collaboratively with the board of directors and staff, the new president and CEO will be expected to

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Direct Recruiters Inc. Appoints Partner

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has appointed Matthew Cohen as partner. He is practice leader of energy and sustainability and HVAC/R. “We are proud to congratulate Matthew Cohen on his new appointment to partner,” said Dan Charney, president. “His hard work and dedication to Direct Recruiters has been and will continue to be an important part of

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Signium Expands in Mexico City

Even in the face of a global pandemic, 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. Recently, executive search

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How to Onboard New Recruits in the New Normal

An untold number of articles and books have been written about onboarding and the importance of an executive’s first 90 days. Close to 70 percent of employees are more likely to remain with their company if they had a great onboarding experience, according to Click Boarding, an onboarding software company. And, of the new employees

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Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has recruited Holly May as the new CHRO of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Partner Lisa Butkus led the search along with Jason Hanold, CEO and managing partner, and Keri Gavin, partner and global D&I practice sector leader. Ms. May has over 16 years of extensive senior-level experience gained in four

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Russell Reynolds Associates Opens New Office in Dubai

Russell Reynolds Associates has opened a new office in Dubai and named Matthew Lewis as a consultant and country manager for the new location. In this role, he will be responsible for enhancing and growing the firm’s presence in the Middle East. “With over two decades of experience advising boards and CEOs at the world’s leading

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Gilman Partners Selected by Total Quality Logistics to Lead CHRO Search

Executive search firm Gilman Partners has been retained by Total Quality Logistics (TQL) to lead its search for a new chief human resources officer. Executive recruiter Chuck Aardema is leading the assignment. The incoming leader will be responsible for the strategic direction of HR, ensuring all initiatives are aligned with business objectives. This includes consulting

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SRI Elects Urban One Executive as Non-Executive Director

London-based search and consulting firm SRI has appointed Karen Wishart as non-executive director. She joins the SRI board with over 24 years of leadership experience in media and entertainment and organizational, operational and talent strategy. “I am delighted to welcome Karen to our board,” said Mike Squires, SRI chairman. “She brings highly relevant industry and

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Nearly a Million More Americans File Weekly Unemployment Claims

The Labor Department reported this morning that 900,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week as Joe Biden begins his first days as President. The total was lower than Wall Street estimates of 930,000 and the previous week’s total of 965,000. The feds have now reported about 75.6 million initial jobless

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BoardWalk Consulting Seeks Chief People Officer for Union of Concerned Scientists

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been chosen to find a chief people officer for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Leading the search for this newly created position are Kathy Bremer, managing director, and Diane Westmore, senior associate. The CPO will be expected to build and lead a forward-looking, high-impact human resource function, said BoardWalk Consulting.

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Leaders International Tapped by BC Chamber of Commerce to Find New CEO

Leaders International, a national executive search firm with eight offices across Canada, has been retained by the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Partner Greg Longster is leading the assignment along with associate James Laing. On the heels of the launch of the CEO

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Korn Ferry Names Academic Sector Global Practice Leader

Korn Ferry has appointed Charles Falcone as a senior client partner and global leader of its academic sector recruiting practice, including academic medicine and higher education. Based in Chicago, he also becomes the director of the Korn Ferry Physician Leadership Institute. “Charlie has an exceptional reputation in the market and brings extensive advisory and search experience

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The RSA Group Expands Senior Team

Life sciences-focused search firm The RSA Group, which is based in London, has expanded its senior team with the addition of Eleanor Davies as managing partner. “Eleanor is a driven professional with excellent leadership skills and an enviable track record in healthcare and life science executive search,” said Nick Stephens, the firm’s executive chairman. “We are

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CEO Leadership During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has been an epic test of character and determination for millions of people around the world. Nothing compares with the sacrifice of workers on the front lines in hospitals and other essential services. In the business context, CEOs have had to cope with extraordinary demands: for them, the pandemic has been an ultimate

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accelHRate Recruits CHRO for Avantor

With the coronavirus crisis still upon us, chief human resources officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. As a recent article in The Economist put it, CHROs “keep employees healthy; maintain their

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Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette Helps Place New Dean for College of Biological Science at University of Guelph

Nova Scotia-headquartered executive search firm Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette (KBRS) has helped to place Mazyar Fallah as the new dean of the College of Biological Science at the University of Guelph in Ontario. Dr. Fallah, whose term will be for five years, had been associate dean, research, and innovation, in the faculty of health at York University. “Professor

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Bedford Group Transearch Expands Healthcare Advisory Board

The healthcare advisory board of Bedford Group Transearch has expanded with the additions of Jamie Condie, former president of  Becton, Dickinson and Company USA and Canada; Cheryl MacDiarmid, senior vice president and head of global commercial strategy at ViiV Healthcare; Vafa Jamali, chief commercial officer at Rockley Photonics; and Simon Pedder, chief business and strategy officer of Athenex. The board will play a strategic

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 2019 Revenue Decline; Coronavirus to Impact Next Quarter Results

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International / (NASDAQ:HSII) posted global revenues of $706.9 million in 2019, a 1.3 percent decrease from revenues of $716 million the year before. The Chicago-headquartered recruiter – the third largest in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media last year – reported net income of $46.9 million, or $2.40 per share, on the

Allen Austin Adds Two Senior Partners

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has named Polly Shrewsbury as a senior partner in its Austin office and Ken Minter as a senior partner in Houston. Dr. Shrewsbury’s background includes a combination of business and scientific knowledge stemming from a Ph.D. in bioengineering coupled with experience managing multimillion-dollar P&Ls, orchestrating turnarounds, and providing strategic

Hoffman & Associates Adds Partner

Brussels-based recruiters Hoffman & Associates has added Mieke Dhoore as a partner where she will conduct executive search assignments across a variety of business sectors and functional areas. Ms. Dhoore will operate from both the firm’s main Brussels office and a new regional office located in Ghent. Ms. Dhoore has held successive HR positions in

Leadership Development Solutions Joins Agilium

Agilium Worldwide, LLC, has welcomed Leadership Development Solutions (LDS) to its international organization. Based in Bucharest, Leadership Development Solutions was established in 1994 by Korn Ferry. In 2000, after Korn Ferry became a listed company on the NYSE, its Romanian entity went through a management buyout and changed its name to Leadership Development Solutions (LDS).

Kaye/Bassman Recruits President for Pepper-Lawson Construction

Kaye/Bassman International Corp. has placed Todd Granato as president of Pepper-Lawson Construction in Houston. Mr. Granato previously worked for Turner Construction Company since 2001 where he helped various management and leadership roles within the company's Houston business unit. Kaye/Bassman was founded in 1981 and provides global executive search and recruiting solutions with an expertise in

RenaudFoster Leading Search for International Livestock Research Institute

Canadian-based RenaudFoster has been retained to lead the search for a new deputy director general – biosciences and a deputy director general – integrated sciences at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya. ILRI is a member of the CGIAR Consortium of Agricultural Research Centers, which supports the centers as well as multi-center

ECS Partners International Finds New President/COO for Regional Management Corporation

Executive search firm ECS Partners International has placed Jody L. Anderson as president and chief operating officer at Regional Management Corporation (RMC), a diversified specialty consumer finance company based in Greenville, SC. Prior to joining RMC, Mr. Anderson served as director North America operations at OneMain Financial (formerly CitiFinancial), the consumer finance division of Citigroup.

BarkerGilmore Leading Search for Pinnacle West Capital Corp.

Fairport, NY-headquartered search firm BarkerGilmore has been retained by Pinnacle West Capital Corp. to identify a senior environmental attorney who will oversee a wide variety of environmental matters. For 125 years, Pinnacle West and its affiliates have provided energy and energy-related products to people and businesses throughout Arizona. BarkerGilmore specializes in a select range of

True Grows Search Staff

True, a global executive search firm focused on high growth technology companies and investment firms, has named Brian Waivada as a partner and Reed Flesher as vice president of product. Mr. Waivada, who will specialize in private equity portfolio companies, was formerly with Heidrick & Struggles’ global financial services practice where he focused on private

Morgan Samuels Strengthens Human Capital Consulting Practice

Morgan Samuels, an L.A.-based human capital consulting firm, has appointed Russell Bishop as a senior partner. Mr. Bishop joins the firm’s human capital consulting practice, which provides people-related solutions designed to help clients predictably achieve mission critical objectives. His primary focus will be in the area of change leadership. Having started five successful companies and

Stanton Chase Adds to San Francisco Office

Stanton Chase International has added Alan Cooper to its San Francisco office as a director and member of the technology industry practice group. With more than 25 years of search experience, Mr. Cooper was previously a principal and founder of a retained search firm serving high technology companies since 1988. His assignments have focused on

ZRG Partners Adds Managing Director in Consumer Search Practice

ZRG Partners Inc., a global provider of executive search and talent management solutions, has appointed Cathy Sutherland as managing director in the firm’s consumer executive search practice. She will work out of the ZRG’s Tri-State New York area metro offices. Ms. Sutherland brings a wealth of experience within the industry, working with global consumer clients

TMS Asia Pacific Elects Chairman

TMS Asia Pacific has elected Mike Walmsley as chairman. He has worked with the founder of recruiting firm Parker Bridge for over 20 years. Mr. Walmsley is the creator of the search portal recruitmenttraining.com. “As I am already in business with Mike elsewhere we decided that the timing was right to bring someone of his

Decsion Recruitment Renamed Ionic

U.K.-based Decision Recruitment, a specialist recruiting consultancy within the construction, social housing and maintenance sectors, has undergone rebranding and changed its name to Ionic. The rebranding includes a new website, logo and an increased marketing/PR presence. “The aim of the new website is to make the process of searching for job advertisements and making contact

Notogroup Completes Search for American Alpine Club

Notogroup Executive Search has recruited Jonathan Matthews to the position of operations director at the American Alpine Club (AAC). Mr. Matthews previously served a management consultant at American Express and prior to that was president and CEO of Synergy Fuels Corp. and T-REX Energy. “I cannot speak highly enough about the thorough search and daily

Kerridge and Partners Handling CEO Search for NZOSL

New Zealand-based search firm Kerridge and Partners has been selected by New Zealand Oil Services Limited (NZOSL) to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. New Zealand Oil Services Limited (NZOSL) was established 14 years ago as a joint venture between BP Oil and Z Energy (formerly Shell) to provide terminal services

Sheffield Haworth Adds to Business and Professional Services Team

Search firm Sheffield Haworth has added Justin Gault in London as managing director within its business and professional services team. Mr. Gault specializes in CFO/ finance, audit, treasury and tax across financial services. He was previously a partner in the infrastructure practice of London boutique firm Hammond Partners. “Justin brings a proven track record and

PeopleChamps Launched to Service Gaming and Hospitality Industries

Boutique executive search and HR firm PeopleChamps has been launched to specialize in the gaming and hospitality industries. Its services include executive recruitment and placement services, mentoring and coaching, organizational development, HR and training. The PeopleChamps executive team is headed up by founder, president and CEO Gerry Nailon. Mr. Nailon is a 35-plus year gaming

Norrie Johnston Makes Recruitment Appointments

U.K.-headquartered Norrie Johnston Recruitment (NJR) has named Rex Cridland as a recruitment director and Daniel Rackham as a director. With 20 years of search experience, Mr. Cridland’s past roles were director at both Network Executive and Talent Direct. During his career he has helped companies including Apple, Sega, Network Rail, Royal Mail, G4S, Dalkia, TATA,

Keeling & Associates Fills Position for Cal State Fullerton

Executive recruiters Keeling & Associates has placed Vijay Pendakur as vice president for student affairs at Cal State Fullerton. Mr. Pendakur has spent the last eight years working at DePaul University’s Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS). With a total enrollment of 38,325 Cal State Fullerton has the largest student body out of the 23

Association Strategies to Lead CEO Search for AESP

Executive search firm Association Strategies, Inc. has been retained by the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Founded in 1989, AESP has a membership of 2200+ energy services professionals and 200+ group members and 14 regional chapters across North America. Association Strategies,

Direct Recruiters Names Lead Recruiter in Flexible Packaging Practice

Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has named Gina O’Donnell as its lead recruiter in the firm’s flexible packaging practice. Ms. O’Donnell is responsible for business development opportunities as well as recruiting top talent. She will focus on senior level positions across sales, operations, technical, manufacturing, and management. Ms. O’Donnell is formerly served as the senior account

Harris Search Associates Completes Search for Penn State

Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has recruited Paul E. Sullivan to serve as the next executive director defense related research units/director of applied research lab at The Pennsylvania State University. Currently, Mr. Sullivan is vice president, American Centrifuge and chief engineer at USEC Inc., a global energy company. Harris Search Associates is focused on identifying

Myers McRae Handling President Search for Calhoun Community College

Executive search firm Myers McRae has been selected by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education to handle its search for a new Calhoun Community College president. The position will be available Dec. 31 when Marilyn Beck retires. Calhoun Community College is a two-year institution of higher learning, located in Decatur, Alabama. Myers McRae is an

Simply Driven Executive Search Adds to Manufacturing Technology Practice

Simply Driven Executive Search, a member of the Sanford Rose Associates network of offices, has added Garrett Butcher as a search consultant. Mr. Butcher will work in the firm’s newly launched manufacturing technology practice, which delivers talent in the areas of CNC machining, lasers, robotics, waterjet and additive printing. He previously served as client development

Caldwell Partners Adds Life Sciences & Healthcare Partner

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has appointed John Blank as a partner in its life sciences & healthcare practice, focusing on recruiting board directors, CEOs and senior executives for private equity-backed high-growth healthcare, healthcare technology, managed care and provider service portfolio companies. Mr. Blank was previously a managing partner with ZRG Partners and prior to

Sheffield Haworth Adds To Business And Professional Services Team

Search firm Sheffield Haworth has added Justin Gault in London as managing director within its business and professional services team. Mr. Gault specializes in CFO/ finance, audit, treasury and tax across financial services. He was previously a partner in the infrastructure practice of London boutique firm Hammond Partners. “Justin brings a proven track record and

Peoplechamps Launched To Serve Gaming And Hospitality Industries

Boutique executive search and HR firm PeopleChamps has been launched to specialize in the gaming and hospitality industries. Its services include executive recruitment and placement services, mentoring and coaching, organizational development, HR and training. The PeopleChamps executive team is headed up by founder, president and CEO Gerry Nailon. Mr. Nailon is a 35-plus year gaming

Norrie Johnston Makes Recruitment Appointments

U.K.-headquartered Norrie Johnston Recruitment (NJR) has named Rex Cridland as a recruitment director and Daniel Rackham as a director. With 20 years of search experience, Mr. Cridland’s past roles were director at both Network Executive and Talent Direct. During his career he has helped companies including Apple, Sega, Network Rail, Royal Mail, G4S, Dalkia, TATA,

Keeling & Associates Fills Position For Cal State Fullerton

Executive recruiters Keeling & Associates has placed Vijay Pendakur as vice president for student affairs at Cal State Fullerton. Mr. Pendakur has spent the last eight years working at DePaul University’s Office of Multicultural Student Success (OMSS). With a total enrollment of 38,325 Cal State Fullerton has the largest student body out of the 23

Association Strategies To Lead Ceo Search For Aesp

Executive search firm Association Strategies, Inc. has been retained by the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Founded in 1989, AESP has a membership of 2200+ energy services professionals and 200+ group members and 14 regional chapters across North America. Association Strategies,

Boyden Expands into the Netherlands

NMC-Nijsse International has joined Boyden in the Netherlands. NMC-Nijsse was established in 1983 by Berry and Jack Nijsse. The Boyden Netherlands team will further enhance the firm’s offerings in board and C-level assignments for the consumer/retail, energy, financial & professional services, industrial, technology, and the not-for-profit/public sectors and consist of managing partner Joost Goudsmit and

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