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Envision Consulting Recruits CEO For Pathways LA 

The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, recruiting firms have

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Randstad North America Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

Randstad North America has named Spiro Papanicolaou as chief marketing officer. “Spiro’s deep expertise and strong business acumen have been integral to Randstad Canada’s continued growth,” said Karen Fichuk, CEO of Randstad North America and Randstad N.V. executive board member. “His depth of experience and proven track record for delivering comprehensive marketing and communications strategies will continue to drive

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AGB Search Tapped by Maine Maritime Academy to Find New President 

Washington, D.C.-based AGB Search, which specializes in higher education leadership assignments, has been enlisted to find the next president of the Maine Maritime Academy (MMA). Leading the search are Nancy M. Targett, executive search consultant, and Concetta M. Stewart, principal, executive search consultant. The president will be expected to work collaboratively with stakeholders to imagine the

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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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ManpowerGroup Posts 12 Percent Revenue Increase

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of 5.1 billion, a 12 percent increase from the same period last year. This misses the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2.92 percent. This compares to year-ago revenues of $4.58 billion. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates three times over the last four quarters. ManpowerGroup reported net earnings of $1.77 per diluted

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The International Executive Search Federation Adds Find Great People to Network

The International Executive Search Federation (IESF) has added Find Great People, a talent acquisition and human resources consulting firm, to its international network. This expansion is in line with the expansion strategy of IESF to be represented worldwide as a growing international organization. “As a new member of our network, we welcome Find Great People,” said Victor Carulla

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Remote Work and Its Lasting Impact on Business  

The rapid adoption of remote work over the last year and a half has sparked fundamental changes for businesses far beyond where their workforce is located. With 40.7 million Americans expected to be fully remote in the next five years, it has also been a catalyst for a fundamental, tectonic shift creating drastic spillover effects

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Hanold Associates Recruits Head of People & Culture for Patagonia 

Patagonia, a high-performance outdoor apparel and accessories brand, has appointed Lisa Ramirez as head of people & culture. Lisa Butkus, Sandra Pena and Meg Magurany of Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive led the search. Hanold Associates was seeking an executive with an exemplary track record of at least 15 years of experience in organizational development, human resources, training and coaching,

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ON Partners Assists Unison Software in Chief Technology Officer Search

Executive search firm ON Partners has assisted in the placement of Monica Nicolau as the new chief technology officer of Unison Software. Leading the assignment for ON Partners were consultants Matt Mooney and Sean Cantarella. Ms. Nicolau is an accomplished senior technology leader with more than 20 years of experience in building scalable enterprise software products across multiple

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August Leadership Adds Diversity Search and Leadership Consulting Practice

Executive search firm August Leadership has expanded its scope by adding a diversity, equity & inclusion search and leadership consulting practice to its portfolio. “Our diversity, equity and inclusion search and consulting practice provides clients with a holistic approach to this space in addition to our direct support to boards, CEOs and CHROs with the overall

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Jobless Claims Fall to New Pandemic-Era Low

The Labor Department reported that 290,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, a decrease of 6,000. 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 3,000 from 293,000 to 296,000. The four-week moving average was 319,750, a decrease

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The Rise of the Private Equity Chief Talent Officer 

While drawing down on committed funds and having capital “at work” is most people’s core understanding of what the modern private equity firm does, having the right human capital in place to maximize return-on-assets and marshal the firm’s capital adequately is of equal critical importance. Against this backdrop, it is perhaps a logical development to

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Achieving Better Balance in Business with Diversity

Recent political and social events have triggered a tipping point for wider representation from across society on companies’ boards and in their leadership teams. Now the times are truly changing, as companies come to see the shortcomings of hiring and appointing leaders and executives from the same socioeconomic background and ethnic origin, according to a

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HireWerx Assists ISCO International in Recruitment of VP of Sales and Global Channel Development

Chicago-based HireWerx has assisted in the recruitment of Erik Leonard as vice president of sales and global channel development at ISCO International. “It is our pleasure to announce that Erik Leonard has joined ISCO to fulfill this role,” said Frank Scarpelli, managing partner and CEO of HireWerx. “He is responsible for the U.S. western region and global channel

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Acertitude Appoints EMEA Leader of Global Consumer and Retail Practice

Executive search firm Acertitude has named Charlotte Cederwall as a partner and EMEA lead for the firm’s global consumer and retail practice. Her considerable influence in this space and in the private investment industry will both extend and strengthen the firm’s consumer and retail capabilities while evolving its private equity offering globally. “Charlotte is a wonderful addition to

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Phillips Oppenheim Seeks New Leader for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

New York City-based Phillips Oppenheim has been enlisted to find the next leader of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Sarah James and Becky Klein are leading the assignment. The official title of the role is the Helen and Charles Schwab director. “Our aspiration is to identify a leader with a commitment to artistic excellence

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The Importance of Setting Proper Diversity Targets

Ask 100 business leaders if they’re comfortable achieving critical goals without a sound strategy in place and you’ll get 100 resounding answers “no.” Yet too often companies and their leaders fail to have proper targets in place when it comes to increasing diversity, according to a report by Prais+Barnette. “It’s an important initiative that, so far,

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Jensen Partners Appoints Head of Asia

New York City-based Jensen Partners, a woman-owned executive search and corporate advisory firm for the alternative investment management industry, has named Sophie Norris as managing director, head of Asia. “Ms. Norris will bolster Jensen Partners’ capabilities and global footprint to meet the growing demand for alternatives talent in Asia,” the search firm said. “Sophie brings the experience and specialized knowledge

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SPMB Recruits CFO for Pear VC 

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. SPMB, an executive search firm that helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has assisted in the placement of Anna Nitschke as the new CFO of Pear VC. Suzanne Heske, who heads SPMB’s

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Cejka Search Seeks Chief Nursing Officer for Merrick Medical Center 

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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Kincannon & Reed Expands Search Staff

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed has expanded with the addition of veteran food value chain executive Jared Spader as managing director. “We were thrilled when Jared indicated he was interested in working for Kincannon & Reed,” said David Turner, president of the firm. “His service industry experience, combined with his passion for people will be a strong asset

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Hunt Club Raises $10 Million to Grow Candidate Referrals and Talent Networks

Chicago-headquartered referral recruiting service Hunt Club has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Teamworthy Ventures to further the development of the firm’s Talent Expert Network candidate referral technology, and its growing high-performance recruiting team. This round of funding complements the company’s seed round of $4.5 million with key investors, including Brian Spaly (chairman of Tecovas,

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Occam Global Places Leader of Gene Therapy Company Ensoma

New York City-based recruitment firm Occam Global has placed Emile Nuwaysir as president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of gene therapy company Ensoma. In conjunction with the CEO appointment, Ensoma executive chairman Paula Soteropoulos will transition to the role of chairman of the board, and Kush M. Parmar, managing partner

SearchWide Global Recruits Chief Sales Officer for VisitPittsburgh

Following a nationwide search that began in May, executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global has placed Andrew Ortale as the new chief sales officer for VisitPittsburgh, the tourism promotion agency for Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County. Senior vice president Kellie Henderson led the assignment. Mr. Ortale’s appointment marks a return to Pittsburgh for the seasoned industry veteran, who previously served

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NorthWind Partners Recruits Chief Growth Officer for Oceus Networks

Reston, VA-headquartered executive search firm NorthWind Partners has assisted in the placement of Paul McQuillan, a strategic partner at Battle Investment Group, as the new chief growth and strategy officer at Oceus Networks. The company provides hardware and software for government and military command, control, communications, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance operations. “Paul brings the expertise needed to expand our

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SpenglerFox Enters Swedish Market

Executive search firm SpenglerFox has entered into the Swedish market with the appointment of Peter Billing as client partner. In his new role, Mr. Billing will be responsible for the firm’s coverage across Sweden, supporting Swedish clients with local and international talent acquisition, and new clients entering the Swedish market. “Given our expansion into key markets across Western Europe

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The Case for Promoting Women 

From negotiating pay to combating biases and non-inclusive workspaces, women face a variety of challenges in proving their worth in the workplace. Yet, there is an abundant and growing amount of research that substantiates that companies with women in leadership positions are more innovative and make more money. A new report from McDermott + Bull reveals

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TurnkeyZRG Tapped by Case Western Reserve University to Find New Athletics Director  

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland has called in TurnkeyZRG to lead the search for its next director of athletics. The firm is seeking a dynamic and energetic leader to head the school’s athletic department. Case Western Reserve University is seeking a dynamic and energetic leader to

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Isaacson, Miller Seeks CHRO for the University of Virginia

Isaacson, Miller has been enlisted to find a chief human resources officer (CHRO) for the University of Virginia (UVA). Partner Ponneh Varho is leading the assignment along with senior associates Katherine Stellato and Kelly McLaughlin. “This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and innovative leader in the field to play a critical role in

Lindauer in Hunt for University of Oklahoma Foundation Chief Advancement Officer

Boston-based Lindauer has been called in to lead the search for a new vice president and chief advancement officer for the University of Oklahoma Foundation. This is the top advancement position at the organization. Jill Lasman and Donna Russell are leading the assignment, which expected to close in early 2021. With new leadership at the University

Heidrick Taps CEO for Business-Industry Political Action Committee

Heidrick & Struggles has placed former Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. James Gerlach as president and chief executive officer of the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). The search was led by Heidrick’s education & social enterprise practice group based in Washington, D.C. Former U.S. Congressman Gerlach joins BIPAC with an extensive career in public service and the private sector.

Baker and Assoc. to Lead President Search for U. of Mary Washington

Baker and Associates, LLC has been chosen by the University of Mary Washington in Virginia to lead in the search for its 10th president. Rick Hurley, who has served as the University’s president since 2010, said he will retire, effective next June. The search will be led by senior vice president Martin Baker. Baker and Associates has conducted more than

Employers Focused on Growth See Hiring Momentum Accelerating

U.S. employers’ hiring intentions are among the strongest globally for the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released by ManpowerGroup. Taking into account seasonal variations, the Net Employment Outlook is up 16 percent, which is on par with Q2 2015 and up from Q3 2014 when the Outlook was +14 percent. Only

Culture and Brand Seen As Top Advantages When Recruiting Talent

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company specializing in talent solutions, revealed results of an executive survey on what gives companies a competitive advantage when recruiting top talent. Organizational culture and employment brand were seen as ranking highest among more than 1,000 responses to the global survey. Nearly two-thirds (61 percent) of respondents said that organizational culture was the most important

ZRG Partners Rebrands With New Logo and Website

West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners, a firm focused on providing human capital services to key markets in the financial services, healthcare & life sciences, non-profit, industrial, technology, energy, private equity, board services, and education sectors, has rebranded itself and unveiled a newly redesigned website. The identity makeover comes on the heels of the firm’s capital raise with Northcreek Mezzanine

Vetted Solutions Heading Marketing Society CEO Search

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has been selected by the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. James Zaniello, Vetted Solutions president, is heading the search assignment. SMPS seeks a CEO capable of providing the strategic vision and operational leadership needed to build on the society’s foundation for

Calibre One Recruits Chief Marketing Officer Post for SOASTA

Executive search firm Calibre One has recruited Ann Sung Ruckstuhl as chief marketing officer of Mountain View, California-based SOASTA. As CMO, Ms. Ruckstuhl will oversee global marketing and communications at SOASTA, including demand generation and lead-to-revenue pipeline management. Ms. Ruckstuhl has held senior global executive positions at industry leaders Symantec, Sybase (acquired by SAP), eBay, HP and most recently as

Coleman Lew + Associates Names Consultant

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has expanded its search staff with the addition of Chuck Price as a consultant. Mr. Price first began his career in search as an associate with Sockwell & Associates and later with Heidrick & Struggles. He recruited senior level executives across the finance, marketing, real estate, and technology sectors. Additionally, Mr. Price spent

Smaller Search Firms Praised for Expertise and Better Results

Smaller, boutique search firms have a higher level of expertise and yield greater results, according to research findings published by Hunt Scanlon Media and reported by Wilmington Biz and London-based Executive Grapevine. More than 1,000 human resource professionals and executive search consultants took part in Hunt Scanlon Media’s Executive Search State of the Industry report examining how the

The Curzon Partnership and Trinitas Search Partners Merge

U.K. search firms, The Curzon Partnership and Trinitas Search Partners, have merged to form CurzonTrinitas Ltd. The new entity will bring together two executive search businesses with expertise in the energy, infrastructure and finance sectors. “The combination of our two businesses will create one of the largest London-based executive search firms focusing on the infrastructure & energy sectors

CTPartners Stock Drops 21 Percent to New Low

Shares in executive search firm CTPartners dropped 21 percent in heavier than normal trading yesterday, dropping to a new low of $1.71. Trading volume reached 1.191 million shares; trading volume over the last 90 days averaged 260,000. CTPartners has 8,750,000 shares outstanding; some 39 percent of the company’s stock is held by insiders, while just

Kaplan Partners Recruits President of the Delaware Bankers Association

Philadelphia-based executive recruiter Kaplan Partners has placed Sarah A. Long as president of the Delaware Bankers Association (DBA). She replaces outgoing president David A. Bakerian who has retired. “The Delaware Bankers Association will be well served under Sarah Long’s leadership,” said Alan Kaplan, founder and CEO. “Her blend of industry knowledge, relationship skills and managerial talent will augment an

Isaacson, Miller Adds Principal in Boston Office

Isaacson, Miller has expanded its staff with the addition of Rebecca Kennedy to its Boston office as principal. Ms. Kennedy brings to Isaacson, Miller more than 10 years of executive search experience. Her practice has focused on diversity and inclusion, compliance, research administration, and finance & administration in institutions of higher education ranging from large public research institutions

Recruiting Boom Expected As Saudi Markets Open Today

Silicon Valley-backed mihnati.com, Saudi Arabia’s largest indigenous recruiting solutions provider, is anticipating a rush of business as the kingdom opens its $530 billion stock market to foreign investments today. Saudi Arabia’s keenly anticipated move will give international investors direct access to the Middle East’s biggest economy. “The talent sector here could be the big winner,” said Scott

Recruiting Association Names President

The International Association for Corporate & Professional Recruitment (IACPR) has selected Caroline McClure to serve as its new president. Ms. McClure brings more than 20 years of first hand work experience on both the buy and sell sides of the executive talent equation. Her background draws from work as a senior search consultant at Korn Ferry and boutique

Spencer Stuart to Lead LSB Industries President Search

LSB Industries has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a president of its Chemical Business. The newly created position will be responsible for maximizing the operational performance of the company’s chemical business by driving process, maintenance, safety and marketing best practices throughout the company. “Hiring an experienced senior level executive to lead our chemical business is an important next

Bespoke Partners Recruits CFO for Abila

Executive search firm Bespoke Partners has recruited Jeff Cross as chief financial officer of Austin-based Abila. He will head up the finance, accounting, and legal departments at the company and will be primarily responsible for revenue recognition, forecasting, and merger and acquisition activities. Mr. Cross brings more than 30 years of financial leadership experience, with a highly

Lucas Group Names IT Technology Practice Leader

Search firm Lucas Group has named Joseph Schott as managing partner. He will lead and expand the information technology team for the firm’s Tampa office. Mr. Schott previously spent four years as director of IT recruiting with The Execu|Search Group, a recruitment and workforce management solutions firm serving the New York City tristate area and greater Boston. “We are confident

Recruiting Industry Under Pressure to Find New Services to Sell

The Economist reports this morning that in the aftermath of the financial crisis seven years ago, companies were too busy trying to survive to do much recruiting, so they cut back sharply on their use of executive search firms. “When Korn Ferry, the biggest ‘headhunter,’ announced its results for the year to April 2009, it seemed to be in

CTPartners Recruiters Head to Rival Odgers Berndtson

John Hawkins, a vice chairman of CTPartners and a 16-year search industry veteran, has joined competitor Odgers Berndtson. He will be based in Columbia, MD and will be joined by his assistant Tina Veen. Mr. Hawkins was a partner in the company’s life sciences and healthcare recruiting practice, where he combined over 25 years of leadership

DHR International Recruits Chief Operating Officer for LLamasoft

DHR International has recruited Dale Erker as chief operating officer for LLamasoft, Inc., a software supplier dedicated to advancing technology focused on the continuous improvement of enterprise supply chain network operations. The company’s design and analysis applications enable companies to model, optimize and simulate their supply chain operations, leading to major improvements in cost, service, sustainability and

Matteson Partners Adds Recruiting Veteran In Atlanta

Atlanta-based executive search firm Matteson Partners has added Trevor Brown to its executive team as a parnter. Mr. Brown has over 30 years of experience in the information technology, outsourcing and human capital management industries. His expertise is in identifying talent needs and establishing cultural fit between organizations and senior-level leaders. Prior to joining Matteson Partners,

Russell Reynolds Associates to Lead CEO Search for NFIB

Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) to lead the search for its next chief executive officer. NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association. It currently counts about 350,000 members, primarily small businesses with an average number of 10 employees. Dan Danner, the lobby group’s current president and CEO, has announced his plans to

Rosenzweig & Co. Recruits CCSO for Cole Engineering

Rosenzweig & Co. has recruited Allan Kamerman as chief corporate services officer (CCSO) for Cole Engineering Group Ltd., a specialized consulting and engineering solutions company which addresses population growth and related environmental impacts. Mr. Kamerman’s placement comes on the heels of Rosenzweig’s recruitment of the company’s new president and CEO, Mohsen Mortada. Cole Engineering currently comprises

Shares In CTPartners Drop to New Low of $2

Shares in executive search firm CTPartners dipped 31 percent in the last five days and dropped 58 percent in the last four weeks, according to a new analysis conducted by Hunt Scanlon Media. Shares this week in the beleaguered recruiting outfit have fallen to a new low of $2 per share. On November 17, 2014 the shares

Work Culture Seen as Leading Motivator Among Senior Executives

Thirty percent of senior executives are currently thinking of seeking other employment options, while another 28 percent of them said they might do so within the next two years, according to a recent Heidrick & Struggles‘ Asia Pacific Consumer Markets Report. Of the 30 percent that are currently considering switching jobs, 18 percent are already actively looking

Witt/Kieffer Heading Chief Foundation Officer Search for AQHA

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has been selected by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) to find its chief foundation officer. Senior partner Gregory Santore and consultant Jennifer Biehn will head the assignment for Witt/Kieffer. The chief foundation officer will direct the American Quarter Horse Foundation, the philanthropic branch of AQHA in achievement of its mission, which seeks to advance the

Pedersen & Partners Names Country Manager for Azerbaijan

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has named Azad Jafarli as the country manager for Azerbaijan. He has almost 20 years of experience in business development, trading, sales, and customer service operations within the telecom, IT, procurement, logistics, supply chain and oil & gas industries. Prior to joining Pedersen & Partners, Mr. Jafarli was founder and managing director

Sucherman Group Rebrands; Expands Into Technology Sector

Sucherman Group, an executive search firm dedicated to finding leaders in the media and entertainment space, has just completed a major rebranding effort. And to meet rising demand among its growing client base, the firm has opened a third office, in San Francisco, to take advantage of the boom in talent leadership mandates in one

Parker Executive Search Recruits Head Coach for Iowa State

Parker Executive Search has placed Murray State coach Steve Prohm as head basketball coach for Iowa State University. He replaces Fred Hoiberg, who recently accepted the position of head coach for the Chicago Bulls. Mr. Prohm has four years of head coaching experience, all of which came at Murray State. In those four years, he was 104-29 and 54-10 in Ohio

Coulter Partners Names Managing Director for Morristown Office

Search firm Coulter Partners has named Shawn O’Connor as managing director of its U.S. business and head of the firm’s newly opened office in Morristown, NJ. With 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry, he brings a unique perspective, focusing on senior executive and direct report-level assignments within the life sciences sector. With extensive experience in leading and driving business

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