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Hardman Batchelor International Lands Executives for National Instruments Corp.

Austin, TX-based executive search firm Hardman Batchelor International has recently made two key placements for National Instruments Corp., a $1.29 billion developer and manufacturer of software and hardware products for scientists and engineers. Jim Ramsey is the company’s new vice president of Americas sales. And Paul Horton becomes vice president of global sales operations. The

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Kingsley Gate Continues Global Expansion

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

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Koblentz Group Places CEO at Genomind

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Koblentz Group has recruited Shawn Patrick O’Brien as the new chief executive officer of personalized medicine company Genomind in King of Prussia, PA. He replaces Thomas Hess, who had been serving as interim CEO in addition to his regular role as CFO. Joel Koblentz and Jeffrey Neppl led the assignment. “Shawn’s impressive background

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Seeks Pastor for Christ Church Nashville

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Storbeck/Pimentel Recruits Provost for Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines, commonly known as Mines, with the assistance of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, one of the nation’s leading boutique providers in the higher education space, has named Richard Holz as its next provost. Mr. Holz is currently dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University and will join Mines

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Heidrick & Struggles Taps Business Talent Group’s Pool of Independent Professionals

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has entered into an exclusive agreement with Business Talent Group (BTG) to offer its clients access to the high-end online job platform’s pool of independent business professionals, on demand, for critical, project-based assignments. “Once reserved for temporary backfill work or emergency support, independent professionals

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PFM Executive Search Lands CEO for Fraserway RV

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Stephen Simms as the new CEO of Fraserway RV. PFM partners Shaun Carpenter and Shelina Esmail led the assignment. Mr. Simms brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience with Fortune 50 companies and a diverse business background in accounting, operations, merchandising, loss prevention and human resources. He spent the

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Lucas Group Strengthens Accounting and Finance Practice

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Slone Partners Places Chief Medical Officer at Goldfinch Bio

Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed Frank Czerwiec as chief medical officer at Goldfinch Bio, a Cambridge, MA-based biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing precision medicines for the treatment of genetically-driven kidney diseases. “Goldfinch Bio is the leading life sciences and precision medicine company working passionately on kidney diseases which now affect over 800 million people

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Police Chief for Mount Holyoke and Smith College Police Department

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Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director of Global Operations

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of C.J. Bolster as managing director of global operations. Based in London, he is responsible for driving the firm’s growth and expansion in international markets. Mr. Bolster has over 30 years of experience as a highly regarded senior executive in management consulting and executive search, working with

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Nolan Partners Recruits CEO for USA Cycling

Chad Biagini, managing director of North America for Nolan Partners has placed former New Balance Athletics executive Rob DeMartini as the new CEO of USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, CO. “Our entire board and management team enthusiastically welcome Rob as our new CEO,” said Bob Stapleton, USA Cycling chairman of the board. “His passion and ambition for both the

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Phillips Oppenheim Seeks New President for Newberry Library

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been retained by the Newberry Library, an independent research library in Chicago, to lead its search for a new president. Principal Susan L. Meade and founding partner Jane Phillips Donaldson are leading the assignment. The new leader of the Newberry, as the library is commonly known, will succeed David Spadafora, who

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Buffkin / Baker and College Sports Solutions Form Partnership

Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have formed a new partnership. Under the strategic alliance, the two firms will combine their executive search services to better serve universities and colleges, intercollegiate conferences and collegiate athletic organizations. The two organizations will collaborate in all areas of the executive search business at many of the nation’s

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AIMS International Adds New Member Firm in Argentina

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Argentina with the addition of professional coaching and executive search firm Vistage Argentina. Juan Luis Crespin, chairman of the firm, joins as managing partner, AIMS International Argentina, along with Laura Martinez who becomes a partner. Mr. Crespin and his team said it is “their great pleasure to join AIMS International,

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6 Reasons Why Executive Search is Ready for Disruption

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Amid Recent Growth Caldwell Posts 5.6 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted first quarter revenues of $15.9 million (all dollar figures Canadian), up 5.6 percent from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $15.05 million. Net earnings before tax were $388,000 ($0.10 per share, compared to net income was $410,000 ($0.20 per share) in the comparable period a year earlier. “Though

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Chelsea Partners Finds New Leader for United Cerebral Palsy in California

Chelsea Partners, a Los Angeles-based executive recruitment firm, has placed the new president and CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA). Lori Anderson, chief operating officer and vice president of residential services for Bethesda Lutheran Communities, steps into her new role on Jan. 21. Andy Knox, the search

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Korn Ferry Recruits New Head Coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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DHR International Strengthens Retail and Fashion Practice in Dubai

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Cassie Owen as a partner in its Dubai office. She has retail and fashion recruitment expertise across all disciplines from board and C-level appointments to core retail operations, buying & merchandising, PR & marketing, design, e-commerce and supply chain. With a devotion to international

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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks CEO for U.K.-based Ordnance Survey

Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected by U.K. mapping authority Ordnance Survey (OS) to lead its search for a new CEO. Patrick Johnson, the search firm’s country manager for the U.K., is leading the assignment. “This is an exciting time to have the opportunity to lead a business of great significance within the U.K.,” said Kiernan

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Ratliff & Taylor Finds New President for Leadership Akron

After a four-month search, Independence, OH-based executive search firm Ratliff & Taylor has placed Barry Dunaway as the new president of Leadership Akron. The search was led by senior consultant Patti Shumay and senior vice president and practice leader Linda J. Gray. The non-profit’s previous leader, Mark Scheffler, departed last year to become executive director of the Timken Foundation of Canton in

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Ward Howell International Adds to New York Office

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has appointed John J. Keller as partner, innovation & transformation, based in the firm’s New York office. As an executive recruiter, Mr. Keller is charged with finding innovators, “game changers who can lead, transform, assess, integrate and grow businesses, teams and cultures,” said the search firm. “We are delighted to welcome John to Ward Howell,”

Capital One Financial Joins OppsPlace.com to Increase Diversity Hiring

Capital One Financial Corporation has joined OppsPlace.com as a corporate charter member to increase diversity and inclusion within its talent and supplier procurement selection pools. Capital One joins a list of companies with a commitment to creating employment and business opportunities within the minority community. “OppsPlace was created as an online network to connect minority

Hiring Managers Continue Bullish Outlook

Hiring plans in the U.S. are getting back to pre-recession levels, according to CareerBuilder’s latest nationwide survey. One-third of employers added full-time, permanent employees in the first quarter of this year, on par with 2007 and the highest increase reported since the recession began. The momentum is expected to continue with 30 percent of employers

McGregor Boyall Opens Office in Edinburgh

Executive recruiter McGregor Boyall has opened a new office in Edinburgh and assigned Steven Tierney to head its operations. “Edinburgh has always been renowned for its strong investment and asset management profile and is now increasingly perceived as a deep reservoir of talent for both retail financial services and wholesale banking operations,” said Laurie Boyall,

HVS Executive Search Names Business Heads

HVS Executive Search has named Chris Mumford as president of Europe, Middle East & Africa and David Mansbach as president of the Americas. Mr. Mumford will be based in London and specializes in executive search and compensation consulting for clients in the hospitality industry. Mr. Mansbach will head the firm’s New York office and specialize

Vetted Solutions Completes Search for DIA

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has placed Angela Palmieri as worldwide director of strategic communications at the Drug Information Association (DIA). Ms. Palmieri was previously the director, communications, established products business unit at Pfizer. DIA is a neutral, nonprofit, global, professional association of nearly 18,000 members who work in every facet of

Frazer Jones Announces Expansion

Global HR recruiter Frazer Jones has named Carys Owen to its commerce & industry team in the U.K. Ms. Owen brings almost 20 years of experience within operational HR and HR recruitment across a range of sectors. She previously spent 10 years with global recruitment business Hays Human Resources. Mark Brewer, founding partner of Frazer

StepStone Acquires Totaljobs Group

StepStone, a London-based provider of human capital management solutions, has acquired Totaljobs Group. Totaljobs Group, with headquarters in London, was founded in 1999 and employs a staff of over 340 people, operating a total of seven job boards. Rob Perkins, founder and CEO of Totaljobs Group, stated: “I am delighted by this move. Integrating Totaljobs

Glasford International Adds Member in Australia

Glasford International has added Chandler Woods Executive Search as its newest member firm in Australia. Chandler Woods is a management services practice committed to providing clients with HR support. The firm is led by John Irwin, and operates from offices in Sydney and Canberra. “Australia is a model of economic sustainability and growth, and we

Preston | Reffett Recruits CFO for K-VA-T Food Stores

Executive search firm Preston | Reffett, LLC has placed Michael Lockard as senior vice president and chief financial officer at K-VA-T Food Stores, responsible for all finance and accounting operations, as well as information services and technology. Mr. Lockard brings over 20 years of finance and accounting experience from Wal-Mart and UPS. Jennifer McCorey, managing

Witt/Kieffer Adds to Boston Office

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has added Lisa J. Flavin to its Boston office. Ms. Flavin brings more than 15 years of executive search experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical and research and development industries. She engages in CEO and other senior executive searches for life sciences organizations, academic medical centers, hospitals and health systems. Prior to

Howgate Sable Joins InterSearch Worldwide

U.K.-based Howgate Sable has joined InterSearch Worldwide as its newest member firm. Howgate Sable, with offices in London and Manchester, was founded in 1987 and delivers board level and senior specialist executive searches across a wide range of industry sectors. “Howgate Sable partners take personal charge of every search, drawing on their intimate knowledge of

Fairfield Partners Places VP Sales at HealthTeacher

Fairfield Partners, a Norwalk, Conn-based executive search firm specializing in technology and consumer products markets, has placed Frank Garland as the vice president of sales at HealthTeacher, an interactive healthcare company focused on the health literacy of our nation’s youth. Mr. Garland was previously the chief operating officer of HighSchoolSports.net. Fairfield Partners focuses on the

TribeHR Expands HR Services

TribeHR, a social human resources software suite, has expanded its online service to support company values and social goals. TribeHR’s new release expands its award-winning suite in order to better help organizations develop and support a strong workplace culture. TribeHR’s latest release allows a company to document, showcase and reinforce its guiding principles and core

CTPartners Appoints Vice Chairman In CEO And Board Practice

CTPartners has added Charles H. King as a vice chairman in the firm’s CEO & board practice in New York. Mr. King will lead CEO recruiting and succession assignments for large public companies. Mr. King joins CTPartners from Korn/Ferry International where he served as managing director, global board services for the last 11 years. Brian

Page Personnel Expands in Canada

Page Personnel, a division of recruiting firm Michael Page International plc, has expanded its global operations by establishing a team based in Toronto dedicated to serving the Canadian staffing market. Drawing from nearly a decade of specialist recruitment experience in Canada under the Michael Page banner, Page Personnel will provide specialized staffing solutions across accounting

Raines International Opens in Boston

New York City-based Raines International Inc. has opened an office in Boston to provide support to the firm's headquarters in New York City. The new office will focus on the strategy and general management functions, and the science, technology, media and telecom industries. Raines International was founded in 1969.

ChampionScott Partners Finds CTO for Archipelago Learning

Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has placed Bobby Babbrah as executive vice president and chief technology officer at Archipelago Learning. Mr. Babbrah was previously president and chief product officer of ImageTag, where he was responsible for product management, architecture and engineering, IT/operations support, and professional services. Archipelago Learning is a subscription-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of

Boyden Strengthens Australia Office

Boyden has added Peter Dale in Australia as an executive director. Mr. Dale has extensive experience in several segments of financial services, including fund management, wealth management and life insurance. At Boyden, he will play a key role in recruiting for senior executive and functional leader roles for financial services, professional services and non-profit institutions

Monster, Wired and ARS Technica Form Alliance

Monster has entered into a new media alliance with WIRED and Ars Technica to reach job seekers with skills in IT and technology and help match them with companies searching for talent with these capabilities. Monster will now power the job search function within both the WIRED and Ars Technica websites. “The power of our

Online Labor Demand Rises in March

Online advertised vacancies rose 246,300 in March to 4,669,600, according to The Conference Board’s Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL). The March rise is the fourth consecutive monthly rise. The supply/demand rate stands at 2.9 unemployed for every vacancy; however, nationally there are still 8.4 million more unemployed than advertised vacancies. “The March sharp rise

Lonergan Partners Recruits Global Sales Head at Procera Networks

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Brian Ahearn as senior vice president of worldwide sales at Procera Networks. The search was led by Mark Lonergan. Mr. Ahearn comes to Procera from 2Wire, Inc. (recently acquired by Pace plc), where he lead a team that included account management, field engineering, and professional services to achieve

Morgan Samuels Finds President for ISD

Morgan Samuels Company, an L.A.-based executive recruiter, has placed Tommie E. Joe as president and chief operating officer at ISD Corporation. Mr. Joe was most recently the president and COO at Public Communications Services. ISD Corporation is a provider of software solutions focusing solely on the legal and justice community.

SelectMinds Partners with HireClix

SelectMinds, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) networking and referral technologies, and HireClix, a digital recruitment marketing agency, have partnered to deliver solutions that optimize corporate employee referral programs using social networks. As part of the strategic relationship, HireClix is authorized to resell SelectMinds’ TalentVine social recruiting suite, a complete corporate social recruiting solution that allows

Amrop Adds Four Recruiters

Global executive search firm Amrop has added four new search professionals to its organization. Stefan Binder joins Amrop as a partner in Zurich from Odgers Berndtson, where he worked within the pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech and diagnostics sectors. Sabine Hansen becomes a partner in Germany at Amrop Delta. With more than 10 years’ experience in

3P Consultants Adds New Principal Partner

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has added Raju Kapoor as principal partner. Mr. Kapoor has over 20 years of experience in the service industry including 10 years in executive search. His experience includes startups and high growth companies across telecom, capital markets and the ITES industry. He formerly worked with ABC Consultants as

Sheffield Haworth Opens Chicago Office

London-based Sheffield Haworth has opened a new office in Chicago office and assigned Todd Fahey to lead its newly formed global quantitative strategies practice. Mr. Fahey joins Sheffield Haworth from Exemplar Partners, which he founded in 2007. Prior to that, he was an executive director and head of global quantitative strategies for Options Group in

Heidrick & Struggles Finds New CFO for Amyris

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has recruited Steven R. Mills as chief financial officer of Amyris, Inc. Associate pricipal Alyse Bodine and partner John Strackhouse led the assignment. Mr. Mills formerly served as CFO of ADM. Amyris is an integrated renewable products company focused on providing sustainable alternatives to a broad range

Kronos Acquires SaaSHR

Kronos Incorporated has acquired SaaShr.com LLC (SaaShr) in a cash transaction. SaaShr offers a software-as-a-service (SaaS) workforce management suite for small and midsize businesses. As part of the transaction, Kronos also acquired WebApps, Inc., the parent company of SaaShr. Aron Ain, chief executive officer of Kronos, said: “We are delighted to have SaaShr and its

Cornerstone OnDemand Releases Recruiting Cloud

Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. has launched the Cornerstone Recruiting Cloud, a pure cloud provider with an organically developed, end-to-end talent management solution that helps organizations manage the entire employee lifecycle, from hiring through retirement. The Recruiting Cloud is fully integrated with Cornerstone’s existing learning and talent management software suite. “Most recruiting solutions in the market today

IRC Adds Atlanta-Based Tula International

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Atlanta-based Tula International as its newest member firm. Founded in 2010, Tula specializes in finding executive-level to middle management talent for multinational renewable energy companies in the wind energy, solar, biomass and biofuels, energy efficiency and energy storage, geothermal energy, hydro, and clean tech industries. “A major

DHR International Grows Toronto Office

DHR International has named Alan Zelnicker as executive vice president in the firm’s Toronto office. Mr. Zelnicker will specialize in cross-functional searches within the financial services, technology & media, energy & natural resources, and industrial sectors. His recruiting background includes working within multinational and boutique search environments, and he brings expertise across client service, research,

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