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Sheffield Search Recruits CEO for NETcon

New Zealand-headquartered executive recruiting firm Sheffield Search has recruited John Greenwood as the new CEO of power transmission company NETcon. The assignment was led by Nick Gee, manager of Sheffield’s South Island operation. NETcon wanted a leader who was tertiary qualified, with prior CEO/GM level experience ideally gained within a contracting/maintenance or infrastructure management related background. Mr. Greenwood

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Heidrick & Struggles Makes Three Key Leadership Appointments

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has announced three new leadership appointments to support the firm’s long-term growth strategy. Jenni Hibbert assumes the role of global practice managing partner of the financial services practice. Dan Ryan becomes regional leader for the Americas. And Stephen Schwanhausser was named global practice managing partner

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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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Pearson Partners International Names President

Women gaining top roles at executive search firms seems to be an increasingly refreshing phenomenon. Dallas-headquartered Pearson Partners International recently appointed Renee Baker Arrington to the position of president and the newly created post of chief operating officer. She has been with the firm for 13 years, is a member of the board of directors and

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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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Johnson Appoints Two New Practice Leaders

Sydney-based executive search firm Johnson appointed Claude Ringuet as partner and leader of the firm’s consumer & retail, healthcare & life sciences and sports practices as well as Dianne Cassen as partner and leader of its real estate and construction practice. Mr. Ringuet is a seasoned executive who brings over two decades of C-suite level commercial

Trends

A Look at the Age-Agnostic Workplace

Multinational corporations are already aware of the importance of attracting and retaining a gender- and ethnically-diverse workforce to improve innovation and financial performance. Many have implemented policies to encourage this. What is less well-established as a competitive advantage is the idea of an age-diverse workforce, says Jackie Bernard of U.K.-based talent specialist Armstrong Craven. “This low

Performance

Korn Ferry Records Nine Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2019 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.92 billion, a nine percent increase from $1.767 billion a year ago. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – also reported fourth quarter revenue of $490.8 million, an increase of three percent. All three of its business lines were up. The results

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Spencer Stuart Places CEO at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Following an extensive national search, Spencer Stuart has recruited veteran retail and omnichannel executive Allison O’Connor as the new CEO of home furnishings brand Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. “We are thrilled to have Allison coming aboard,” said Mitchell Gold, co-founder and chairman. “She has a proven track record in building an omnichannel business with excellence. I know she will be

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Pauly Group Enlisted to Find President for Northwestern Michigan College

Pauly Group, an academic search firm, has been chosen to find the next president for Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in Traverse City, MI. Senior consultant Marsi Liddell is leading the assignment. NMC wants a president who can lead a complex, regulated organization to meet the changes of the future, while respecting the college’s history and

M&A

IMD International Search Group Adds New Member Firm in Singapore

Global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has expanded in the Asia-Pacific region with the addition of I Search Worldwide in Singapore. Singapore sits at the crossroads of the world’s largest and fastest growing region straddling China, India and the ASEAN countries. A modern cosmopolitan city with a strong reputation as a major player in the

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Workers Remain Optimistic, but CEO Confidence Falls

American worker confidence is at its highest level in four years. Following a slight dip at the end of the last quarter, the national Worker Confidence Index (WCI) rose 3.6 points to 110.7 in its most recent quarter, reaching its highest level since the study’s inception. The Worker Confidence Index is a survey of U.S.

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Heidrick & Struggles Selected by Washington State Investment Board to Find Chief Investment Officer

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has been retained by the $135 billion Washington State Investment Board (WSIB) to lead its search for a new chief investment officer. Gary Bruebaker is retiring at the end of the year after 40 years in the investment business. Lyndon Taylor, partner in charge of

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Leaders International Executive Search Lands President for Deer Park College

Leaders International Executive Search has placed the new president of Red Deer College (RDC) in Alberta, Canada. Peter Nunoda, president of Vancouver Community College, will start in his new role on Sept. 3. He succeeds Joel Ward, who is retiring after 10 years at the helm. During an extensive search that lasted more than 15

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Ward Howell Expands Global Travel & Hospitality Practice

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Jim Theodore as a partner in its global travel and hospitality practice. Based in Boston, Mr. Theodore joins Ward Howell with more than 30 years of experience in retained search. He has worked in the hospitality and leisure industries serving clients of all

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Amrop Names New CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments in the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Global recruiting organization Amrop has appointed Federico Cuneo as CEO and chairman of its executive board. He replaces José I. Leyún as CEO. “The organization extends its gratitude to José for his

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The Benefits of Strategic CEO Succession Planning

About five years before the chief executive officer of a major European insurance company planned to retire, the board began considering potential candidates to fill his role. Eight internal executives rose to the top, and subsequently went through in-depth assessments of their strengths, weaknesses and psychometric profiles. A year before the end of this process,

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Caldwell Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Gigster

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. Recently, Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell recruited Jennifer

M&A

LandrumHR Acquires HR-Focused Search Firm hrQ

LandrumHR, a Pensacola, FL-headquartered full-service human resources firm, has acquired executive search firm hrQ in Denver. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. The human resources sector is hrQ’s bailiwick. The firm focuses exclusively on providing HR professionals for short- or long-term contract assignments and full- time hires as well as offering expertise on a

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Lambda Legal Taps Two Search Firms to Find New CEO

New York-based Lambda Legal has retained the services of LGBTQ search firm McCormack+Kristel and WB&B, an executive search firm focused on diversity and inclusion, to lead its search for a new CEO. Lambda Legal, a non-profit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living

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Boyden Opens New Office in Saskatchewan

Boyden has expanded in Canada with the opening an office in the province of Saskatchewan. It will be led by Dan Brown, a new Boyden Canada partner. “Our new office in Saskatchewan and the appointment of Dan supports our strategy in Canada and globally to provide clients with world-class leadership advisory solutions,” said Trina Gordon, president

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Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Turns to Koya Leadership Partners to Find New Leader

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has enlisted Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners to assist in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. The organization initially retained Boyden for the assignment. Both finalist candidates, however, reportedly rejected the job, citing concerns with salary and museum governance. Boston-based Koya is tasked with finding a

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Evolv Technologies Turns to TillmanPartners to Find CFO

Backed by an impressive group of investors including Bill Gates, Evolv Technologies, a technology start-up addressing the active shooter threat, has retained TillmanPartners to find a CFO. “When I launched TillmanPartners this year, I set out to serve an exclusive group of clients and assist CEOs and investors to achieve breakthrough performance,” said Rob Tillman,

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Gerard Daniels Names New Managing Partner for the Americas

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels, headquartered in Perth, Australia, has appointed Jason Wright to the role of managing partner Americas, based in its Houston office. Mr. Wright is a highly-experienced recruitment and staffing professional with more than 20 years’ involvement in the oil and gas and energy sectors, primarily in the Americas markets. “I wish

Launches

Prestige Scientific Opens First Office in Europe

Milford, MA-based life science executive search firm Prestige Scientific recently opened its first European office in Amsterdam and appointed Brandan Sweeney as director of the new location. The expansion to Amsterdam is largely in response to the European Medicines Agency’s recent relocation there, said the firm. Mr. Sweeney is charged with leading the expansion of the

M&A

SWR Group and Rothley Executive Search Join Forces

M&A activity, in many cases with the support of private equity firms, continues to heat up in the executive search industry. The latest: New Zealand-headquartered search firms SWR Group and Rothley Executive Search have merged. Under the agreement, Rothley operations become part of SWR Group. Rothley founder and managing director Sean Brunner will be based in

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The Current State of Diversity and Inclusion

Although most respondents to a new study by talent acquisition firm GQR Global said they feel they have a commitment from their company’s leadership to pursue the business case for diversity and inclusion, there was an overwhelming feeling among them that diversity within their companies is not reflected in executive teams. Increasingly, the human capital

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Lindauer Seeks Chief Philanthropy Officer for Joslin Diabetes Center

The Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston has selected recruitment firm Lindauer to lead its efforts to find a new chief philanthropy officer. Vice president Maureen Huminik is spearheading the assignment. “This is an exceptional opportunity for a proven leader who will bring expertise in grateful patient fundraising, as well as deep experience working with friends

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Russell Reynolds Associates Recruits CEO for U.K. Ordnance Survey

Russell Reynolds Associates has placed Steve Blair as the new chief executive officer of U.K. mapping authority Ordnance Survey (OS). Patrick Johnson, the search firm’s country manager for the U.K., led the assignment. “The board of OS is delighted that ministers have appointed Steve Blair as CEO of Ordnance Survey,” said Kieran Murphy, chairman at Ordnance Survey. “He

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Finlay James Names Chief Commercial Officer

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, U.K.-headquartered search firm Finlay James has appointed Andrew MacAskill as its chief commercial officer. Mr. MacAskill will also join the technology-focused firm’s board of directors alongside owners John and Sara Gaughan and managing director James May.

Gilbert Tweed Adds Managing Director in Atlanta

Executive search firm Gilbert Tweed Associates has added Clinton S. Browning as managing director in its new Atlanta office. Mr. Browning will focus on enhancing the firm’s footprint in the southeast while building the Atlanta office. He comes to Gilbert Tweed after serving in a partner role with boutique recruiter Aquinas Search Partners, an ownership

Futurestep Names Chief Sales Officer

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry International company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has named Jeanne MacDonald as its chief sales officer. Ms. MacDonald will be responsible for setting Futurestep's global sales strategy and aligning Futurestep's regional sales teams. She joined the company in 1998 and has developed experience working with clients in a variety of industries, including

Capital Analytics Partners With Visier

Capital Analytics has formed a strategic partnership with Visier, Inc. This agreement combines Visier’s workforce analytics technology and a leadership team with Capital Analytics’ expertise in human capital analytics consulting. “Capital Analytics is an ideal complement for Visier,” said John Schwarz, co-founder and CEO of Visier. “We are pleased to launch this collaborative relationship with

Spencer Stuart Finds CEO for BancorpSouth

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited James D. Rollins as chief executive officer for BancorpSouth. Mr. Rollins previously served as president and chief operating officer of Prosperity Bancshares. Hassell H. Franklin, head of the search committee formed to identify BancorpSouth's new CEO, said: "After a comprehensive search process with the assistance of Spencer Stuart,

DHR Broadens Reach Into Nashville

DHR International has added John Blank as executive vice president and managing director in the firm’s Nashville office. Mr. Blank becomes the first consultant in Nashville as DHR continues to expand its presence in the Southeastern United States. He works primarily in the healthcare and private equity practice groups. “We are thrilled to have someone

Bullhorn Acquires MaxHire Solutions and Sendouts

Bullhorn, a global provider of on demand front office staffing and recruitment software, has acquired two companies: Vancouver, Canada-based MaxHire Solutions and St. Louis-based Sendouts. Both MaxHire and Sendouts provide recruiting software-as-a-service. Operating under the Bullhorn brand, development, support, and other teams from both companies will continue working from offices in Vancouver and St. Louis.

Caldwell Partners Completes Search for Ask.com

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed Adam J. Richards as vice president of operations at Ask.com. Mr. Richards formerly served as vice president and chief infrastructure architect at Yahoo! Ask.com has spent the last 15 years committed to its mission of increasing personal knowledge by empowering people with answers. Caldwell Partners,

Alliance Solutions Group Enhances Services

Alliance Solutions Group, a full-service staffing and recruitment agency based in Ohio, has enhanced its managed services to incorporate employers within its new TalentKick Workforce Solutions business unit. It provides contingent workforce management consulting and staffing services and a web-based, vendor-neutral, e-procurement application that helps users attain more predictable and more desirable results from contingent

Diversified Search Fills Board Seats for Comfort Systems

Diversified Search has recruited Constance Skidmore and Vance Tang as new members of the board of directors at Comfort Systems USA, Inc. Ms. Skidmore is a seasoned financial expert who served as partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers for over two decades, including a term on its board. Mr. Tang served as president and CEO of the U.S.

Adicio Launches New Career Sites

Adicio Inc., a provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, has announced the launch of several new job boards and motors classified sites. New careers sites launched using Adicio’s online classified technology include eCareer/OpenReq.com, HireaHero.org,Military1.com, LocalJobs.com, RecruitDisability.com and GlassCeiling.com. The new motors sites are Yakima Herald, Oklahoman, and High Point Enterprise/NCCarz.com. Rick

Workday Posts Large Revenue Gains

Workday, Inc., a leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll and financial management, has posted revenues of $107.6 million, an increase of 72 percent from the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Subscription revenues stood at $81.1 million, a gain of 92 percent from same period last year. Net loss per basic and

Korn Ferry Whitehead Mann. Appoints Managing Director

Korn/Ferry International has named Sonamara Jeffreys as managing director of Korn/Ferry Whitehead Mann. Ms. Jeffreys will be responsible for leading the firm's U.K. operations, as well as retaining her existing responsibilities as regional leader of Korn/Ferry's global financial services market for EMEA. "Sonamara's successful track record as a senior search consultant, coupled with her management

Workday Posts Large Revenue Gains

Workday, Inc., a leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll and financial management, has posted revenues were $72.6 million, an increase of 99 percent from the third quarter of fiscal 2012. Net loss for the quarter was $41.3 million, compared to a net loss of $19.7 million in the Q3 of fiscal

Green Park Makes Three Additions to Its Staff

U.K.-based Green Park has announced three new additions to its staff. Stephanie Campbell joins the firm from Veredus to work across the commerce and industry sectors with a particular focus on developing Green Park’s retail and consumer offering. John McLaughlin, formerly managing director at Bespoke Interim, joins to focus on expanding the firm’s manufacturing practice.

Baltimore, Indianapolis, Miami and San Diego Show Hiring Losses

The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online, lost 8.1 points in November, dropping to 100.3, which is 3.2 points below November 2011, and 5.6 below a year ago. Baltimore was the biggest loser in November, with a decrease of 13 percent over last month. In other disappointing news, Indianapolis lost 8%, Miami

HireRight Forms Alliance with PeopleAdmin

HireRight, a global provider of on-demand employment screening solutions, has announced a new integration with PeopleAdmin, a provider of on-demand talent management solutions for higher education and government, designed to streamline the recruitment and employment background check process. The integration enables customers to order, track and manage their employment screening processes directly from PeopleAdmin SelectSuite.

Bialla/Signium to Lead Board Search for Levi Strauss

Bialla/Signium has been selected Levi Strauss & Co. to lead in its search for new board members. Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest branded apparel companies and the global leader in jeanswear, marketing its products in more than 110 countries worldwide. Bialla & Associates has been handling senior management recruitment assignments

Jack Welch Management Institute and Udemy Form Partnership

The Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University and Udemy, an online education marketplace, have formed a strategic partnership to offer online leadership development solutions available through a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider. The Jack Welch Management Institute applies the celebrated management practices of Fortune magazine’s “Manager of the Century,” and combines real-world instruction

Boyden Adds Managing Director in NY Office

Boyden has added Andrew Reese as a managing director in its New York office. Mr. Reese will play a key role in recruitment of C-level and senior executives within financial services, including companies specializing in wealth management, asset management and private equity. In addition, he will offer companies and candidates his knowledge in compensation, negotiation

Spencer Ogden Pens Office in Hong Kong

Recruiting firm Spencer Ogden has opened a new office in Hong Kong, its second office opening in Asia this year. Heading the company’s new office is ex-Hays China director Emma Charnock, who will extend the firm’s reach into China’s energy trading, energy finance, power generation, oil and gas, renewables, nuclear and mining sectors. David Spencer-Percival,

Accelent Completes Search for Endurance International Group

Accelent, Inc. has placed Andy Zimmerman as vice president of product marketing at Endurance International Group. Mr. Zimmerman previously served as the chief marketing officer at Brainshark. Endurance International is a provider of hosting, domains and online solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Accelent is an executive talent acquisition and integration firm which serves technology

Futurestep Adds VP, Government Solutions

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry International company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has added Charlie Eye as vice president, government solutions in Reston, Virginia. Mr. Eye brings more than two decades of defense industry recruiting experience to the firm. In 1994, he founded Employer Services Corporation (ESC) in the Washington, DC area, placing recruitment consultants for local

IIC Partners Makes Appointments With Its Energy Practice Group

IIC Partners has assigned Jane Christopherson as its new energy practice group leader, and Kartik Kumar as her new deputy. Ms. Christopherson, who is a partner at IIC Partners’ London-based member firm the Curzon Partnership, specializes in senior technical appointments within the energy and natural resources sectors. Mr. Kumar is a partner with Cambridge Management

Lonergan Partners Completes Search for GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has placed Bruce Kleinman as vice president, product marketing at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer. Most recently, Mr. Kleinman was corporate vice president of platform marketing at Xilinx. “Changing an industry and how they approach customers requires a team with broad-based skills and knowledge. Bruce is uniquely

Interview: International Executive Search Federation Founder Discusses State of Executive Search

The International Executive Search Federation (IESF)is a retained executive search group with 130 offices in 40 countries. Mark Geary is founder and Global President of the organization. The Federation also has three Regional Presidents coordinating each of IESF's regions: Americas (Normand Lebeau), Europe – Africa (Jacob Hoekstra), AsiaPac – Middle East (Vivek Ahuja). IESF has

eQuest and TheLadders Form Partnership

eQuest, a job posting distribution and job posting management provider, through a partnership with TheLadders, will open a free job-delivery gateway for its customers to post unlimited jobs to the online job-matching service. eQuest customers also will receive unrestricted access to search resumes. With its recently announced Passport program, a free recruitment solution enabling employers

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

Global executive search firm Egon Zehnder International is expected to report an 18 percent revenue rise in the U.S. for it's fiscal year ending October 31, 2012 when it releases its year-end results in late January despite the fact that the American economy, and hiring generally, remains sluggish. Whether this burst of growth is enough

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

Houston-based executive search firm Preng & Associates has been retained by Simba Energy, Inc. to bolster Simba’s technical and professional team. Hassan Hassan, managing director, operations, stated: “Simba is a fast moving exploration company with a challenging workload. To date, we have been under- staffed and in order to achieve our objectives, additional technical and

BlueSteps Partners with 85 Broads

BlueSteps, a career management service of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), has formed a partnership with 85 Broads, a global women’s network whose mission is to generate professional and social value for its members. BlueSteps will offer members of 85 Broads career management tools and services developed for executives, connecting them with AESC

Kenexa Records 19 Percent Revenue Gain

Kenexa Corporation/(NASDAQ:KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has posted revenues of $92.1 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, a 19 percent increase from revenues of $77.2 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income available to common shareholders, was $9.5 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, compared to $6.3

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