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Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has named two new international leaders for the search firm. Gregory Nazaryan becomes regional practice leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Ingo Schmittmann is the new global sector leader for railway and trucking carriers. Mr. Nazaryan succeeds Flemming Riber, who was promoted to global practice leader for the industrial

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Career Transitions – How Do You Get Going?

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Polachi Recruits CFO for iZotope

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. placed Tony Callini as the CFO of iZotope, a music-focused tech company. Charley Polachi spearheaded


Gerard Daniels Appoints New Asia Pacific Senior Leader

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels, headquartered in Perth, Australia, has appointed Paul Pryde as the new practice leader for its oil, gas and energy activities. Mr. Pryde will lead the firm’s work across the Asia Pacific region. “It’s rare to find someone of Paul’s caliber who brings such a deep level of international expertise in

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Turnkey Search Recruits COO for the Minnesota Vikings

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Andrew Miller as the new chief operating officer of the Minnesota Vikings. His first day in the role will be September 1. Len Perna and Evan Kashan led the assignment. Mr.


Odgers Berndtson Appoints Leader of U.S. Health Systems Team

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has named Maureen Ryan as a partner in its healthcare practice. She will lead the firm’s U.S. health systems team. A former international health systems executive, Ms. Ryan works with boards and executive teams to custom-build comprehensive talent strategies. She will also be a member


Healthcare Recruiting Pioneer, Mike Kieffer, Dies at 76

Mike Kieffer, chairman of Quick Leonard Kieffer, passed away on Aug. 3. He was 76. Mr. Kieffer was a well-known pioneer and a legend in healthcare executive search, executive coaching, succession planning and governance consulting. His life’s work and successes influenced boards of directors and CEOs as well as healthcare executives. He had a particular


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Koya Leadership Partners Leading CHRO Search for the University of New England

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Just recently, Tom Phillips and Charlotte Harris of Koya Leadership Partners were retained by the University of New England (UNE) to assist in its search for a new CHRO. The university, located in Biddeford, ME, seeks a collaborative


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Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has added 18 new partners and principals to its executive search and Heidrick Consulting businesses in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. “We continue to expand our executive search and Heidrick Consulting businesses globally with consultants who bring diverse industry expertise and strong client relationships to the


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Bridge Partners Lands CEO for the Denver Foundation

Janet Albert and Larry Griffin of Bridge Partners have recruited Javier Soto as the sixth president and CEO for the Denver Foundation, Colorado’s largest community foundation. The organization’s previous leader, Christine Marquez-Hudson, abruptly stepped down last summer. Former board chair and trustee Virginia Bayless had been serving as interim president. Mr. Soto is the president and CEO of the Miami


Fisher Leadership Announces New Services

Australia-based executive search firm Fisher Leadership has announced that its founder and director Jo Fisher is joining forces with HR advisory and leadership specialist Michelle Loader of Advancity to expand the reach and services of the firm. Joining the well-established managing partners Liz Jones and Andrew Norton, are Gabriel Edwards of Engaging People to lead

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Spencer Stuart Recruits First Woman Leader for RBS

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AGB Search Seeking President for University of Nebraska

Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm AGB Search has been enlisted to find the next president for the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Managing principal Roderick J. McDavis and consultants Sally Mason and Garry W. Owens are leading the assignment. President Hank Bounds, who has been president for four years, announced in March that he would be


Standish Executive Search Opens Office to Serve Cannabis Sector Talent Needs

Legal marijuana is now a near $10 billion business in the U.S., which means it is only natural that recruiting firms will begin focusing on bringing talent to this booming sector. Providence, RI-headquartered Standish Executive Search recently opened a new office in Worcester, MA, and has started working with the growing cannabis industry to find senior leaders. Principals


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Cejka Executive Search Recruits CEO for KidsPeace

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. After an extensive nationwide hunt, Cejka Executive Search recently assisted in the search


Talengo Launches Venture Capital Service; Elects President of Advisory Board

Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo has launched a line of services specializing in venture capital funds whose objective is “to help this sector to face the challenges posed by the need to focus on the talent of the management teams of your companies,” the firm notes. Talengo’s offer includes services that cover the three fundamental phases of the


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Benchmark Executive Search Finds CEO for CynergisTek

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Signal Partners Names Retail and Consumer Practice Leader

Signal Partners, a Santa Monica, CA-based search firm serving private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, has appointed Patricia Muise as a partner and leader of its retail and consumer practice. “Pat’s superpower is helping PE sponsors and CEOs navigate the rapid innovation taking place in the consumer and retail sectors,” said Tim Smith, co-founder at Signal


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Buffkin / Baker Seeks Chancellor for University of Mississippi

Executive recruitment firm Buffkin / Baker has been enlisted to find the next chancellor for the University of Mississippi. Managing partner Martin Baker is leading the assignment. The chancellor, who serves at the university’s chief executive officer, reports through the commissioner of higher education to the Mississippi board of trustees of state institutions of higher learning, the


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Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Domino’s Pizza

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DRI Names Sports Practice Leader

The sports industry is thriving. With an estimated size of $539.7 billion in the U.S. alone, sports business jobs surrounding college athletic departments, professional sports leagues or other athletic franchises are in demand. Recently, Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) appointed Brett Wallace as director of its sports and entertainment practice. Mr. Wallace brings to Direct Recruiters 10

DHR International Recruits CIO For CES Group

DHR International has placed Mike Smith as the new chief information officer of CES Group, Inc. The search was led by Shawn Woessner, EVP in the firm’s Minneapolis office and Ron Woessner, North America leader of the chief financial officer practice as well as managing director of the firm’s Minneapolis office. The CES Group is

IIC Partners Selects New Global Chairman

IIC Partners has selected Paul Dinte as its new global chairman. Mr. Dinte, who previously served on the IIC Partners board as vice chair, Americas, from 2007 to 2010, is the founder, CEO and chairman of Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Dinte Resources Inc. “Our client organizations are facing continuing recessionary pressures, a demographic turnover

CTPartners Posts 5.5 Percent Revenue Gain

CTPartners Executive Search Inc./(NYSE:CTP) posted second quarter 2012 net revenue of $32 million, an increase of 5.5 percent from $30.3 million a year ago. Excluding a one-time reorganization charge, operating income was $413,289, or fully diluted earnings of $0.04 per share, which compares to operating income of $98,000, or fully diluted earnings per share of

Russell Reynolds Associates Opens Office in Seoul

Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has opened a new location in Seoul, its first office in Korea and the company’s 41st across the globe. The Seoul office will be led by Inhye Kim, who specializes in pan-Asian recruiting assignments for major global corporations. "The strength with which the Korean economy has

Monster Posts 11 Percent Revenue Drop; Announces Restructuring

Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $221.7 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, an 11 percent drop compared with $248.6 million in the comparable quarter of 2011. For the third quarter, Monster said its loss amounted to $1.75 per share, compared with a year-ago profit of $31.8 million, or 26 cents

Amrop and IMD Create Executive Development Program

Global executive search firm Amrop and IMD have partnered to offer an exclusive executive development program called The Trusted Advisor. Under the banner ‘Amrop University at IMD’, the 2-module program runs over a combined eight-day period at the IMD campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. The program focuses on building the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to

HRsmart Partners With diagoNOS

HRsmart International, a global talent management software company, has formed a partnership with diagoNOS in France to provide comprehensive enterprise consulting services using HRsmart’s unified talent management suite. diagoNOS offers cloud-based solutions that include products, development tools, and services designed to help companies manage their entire enterprise, including talent management. This partnership will provide companies

Nosal Partners Finds CFO for TrafficWare

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has placed Allen Bishop as chief financial officer at Trafficware Inc. Mr. Bishop was previously vice president of finance of the Healthcare Market Division at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Houston, Texas. The search was conducted by David Nosal, chairman and CEO, and Terri Naughtin, managing partner. Trafficware is leading the

Diversified Search Adds to San Francisco Office

Diversified Search has added Robert J. Lambert as a managing director in the firm's San Francisco office. Following six years of service as a U.S. Navy Officer, Mr. Lambert began his business career with PepsiCo, where he held several senior HR leadership positions. Following Pepsi, he has served as the chief human resources officer for

Futurestep Names Sector Leaders in North America

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry International company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has named Greg Gerson as sector leader – health services and Geddings Roche as sector leader – industrial. Based in Philadelphia and a member of Korn/Ferry's healthcare services practice, Mr. Gerson has significant experience with senior management and executive search assignments for community teaching hospitals,

Witt/Kieffer Finds President For North Central College

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has placed Dr. Troy D. Hammond as the new president of North Central College. Dr. Hammond becomes the college’s 10th president. He previously worked as vice president for Plextronics, Inc., a small, Pittsburgh-based technology company that he helped build into a global leader in printed electronics, and McKinsey & Company, a

PageUp People Develops CareerPath App for Windows 8

International talent management solutions provider, PageUp People, has developed a new consumer app version of CareerPath, the company’s employee career path development solution, which is available for download through the Windows Store. Developed with the latest Microsoft technologies, the CareerPath app supports touch command patterns and social connectors, as well as search and share. This

Six Headhunters Join AESC

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has added six executive search firms into membership. Based in Calgary, Canada and founded in 1983, Genesis Executive focuses on the oil and gas industry. It concentrates on the upstream sector of oil and gas, placing engineers, geoscientists, and management talent. PwC Executive Search, the search practice of

Korn Ferry to Lead CEO Search for Kaiser Permanente

Korn/Ferry International has been retained by Kaiser Permanente to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. The search is to find the permanent successor to chairman and CEO, George Halvorson, who announced his plans to retire at the end of 2013. Korn/Ferry International, based in Los Angeles and with a presence throughout

DirectEmployers Partners With TalentCircles

DirectEmployers Association has partnered with TalentCircles, a candidate engagement and management platform. Through this platform, members of the Association will be able to create a branded talent network while also providing an enhanced candidate experience. The new technology partnership will enable DirectEmployers members to add a private talent network to their new or existing .JOBS

Hudson Global Posts 23.3 Percent Revenue Loss

Hudson Global/(NASDAQ:HSON) has posted third quarter 2012 revenues of $187.9 million, a decrease of 23.3 percent from the third quarter of 2011. The company recorded a net loss of $2.2 million, or $0.07 per basic and diluted share, compared with net income of $3.4 million, or $0.11 per basic and diluted share, a year ago.

Isaacson, Miller to Lead Search for the Adirondack Council

Isaacson, Miller has been selected by The Adirondack Council to lead in its search for a new executive director. Managing associate Liz Vago is heading the search. The Adirondack Council is the largest citizen environmental group in New York State working full-time, on a daily basis in the Adirondack Park, in the state capital and

Workday Selected by J.B. Hunt

Workday, Inc., a leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll and financial management, has been selected by J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Workday Financial Management will replace legacy on-premise software and J.B. Hunt will also deploy Workday HCM and will benefit from a single, unified system for HR and finance. “J.B. Hunt’s

i4cp Adds Human Capital Management Expert as CMO

The Institute for Corporate Productivity’s (i4cp), network of HR and business professionals focused on people practices that make high-performance organizations unique, has added Kevin Martin as chief research and marketing officer. Mr. Martin joins i4cp from Aberdeen Group (a Harte Hanks Company) where he built the company’s human capital management (HCM) research practice and served

RSR Partners Appoints Managing Director

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm, has named Harold J. Spitzfaden as managing director and its new chief administrative officer. Mr. Spitzfaden joins RSR Partners from Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Novartis Corporation, where he served as VP of tax reporting and compliance. Previously, he served as the head of the global tax department

Odgers Berndtson Finds New CEO for the Receivables Exchange

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has placed Henry Allen as CEO of The Receivables Exchange. Mr. Allen’s background includes 10 years at Marsh & McLennan with a series of progressively senior roles including president of their multinational business where he was responsible for over 5,000 employees in 40+ countries and 3,500 of Marsh’s largest clients,

Recruiting Activity Slows in Q3

The headhunting industry experienced a decrease in the number of new searches started worldwide in the third quarter of 2012, as reported by the global the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). New search mandates saw a fall of -7.6 percent year-on-year (from Q3 2011 to Q3 2012) and -6.8 percent quarter-on-quarter (from Q2 2012

Ultimate Software Posts 23 Percent Revenue Rise

Ultimate Software/(NASDAQ:ULTI), a provider of HR, payroll, and talent management solutions, has posted third quarter revenues of revenues of $82.6 million, an increase of 23 percent, compared to $67.8 million, a year ago. GAAP net income for the quarter was $4.7 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to $1.1 million, or $0.04 per diluted

CareerCast.com/JobSerf Index Records Gain in October

The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online, had a gain of 4.9 points in October, a 41.4 point improvement over October, 2009. The Index has remained fairly stable over the past few months, although nationwide improvement was not significant enough to put a sizable dent in unemployment. Baltimore benefited the most from

Hughes Consultants Joins Major, Lindsey & Africa

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has merged with Hughes Consultants, a Southeastern U.S.-focused legal recruiting, executive search and diversity management firm. Based in Atlanta, Hughes Consultants serves a national client base of Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 100 law firms and governmental agencies. Representative clients include Del Monte Foods, Kenyon & Kenyon, Turner Broadcasting

Penrhyn Member, Maes & Lunau, Adds Consultant

Annelore Ficq has joined Maes & Lunau as principal consultant for business services, IT and the telecom market. Ms. Ficq was formerly a partner at Boyden Global Executive Search. Founded in 1978 and based in The Netherlands, Maes & Lunau is an executive search firm and member of Penrhyn International, a global partnership of independent

Buffkin Group Recruits Chief HR Office for Gannett

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has placed Kevin Lord as the new senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Gannett Co. Mr. Lord joins Gannett from NBCUniversal, where he was executive vice president of human resources for NBC News. Gannett is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including

Kforce Posts Slight Q3 Revenue Gain

Kforce Inc./(NASDAQ:KFRC), a provider of professional staffing services and solutions, has posted revenues of $270.2 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, an increase of 3.5 percent from $261 million a year ago. The company reported net income of $9.3 million, or $0.26 per share, versus net income of $8.4 million, or $0.22

Heidrick & Struggles Posts Big Declines

The nation's No. 3 executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted net revenue of $117.3 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, down 17.5 percent from $142.2 million a year ago. Year over year, net revenue declined 5.8 percent in the Americas, 43 percent in Europe (approximately 38 percent on a

Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management Selected by ING Bank

Financial services organization ING Bank Netherlands has selected cloud-based Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management (HCM) to help provide the information and tools needed by its HR functions for its employees. The financial services firm will deploy the full suite of Oracle Fusion Global Human Resources and Talent Management solutions, including Oracle Fusion Goal Management, Oracle

RegionUP Launched to Become Asia’s First $100K Job Site

RegionUP has been created to become Asia’s first subscription-based regional job site with an emphasis on the US$100K+ job market across the APAC region. RegionUP is operated by BizReach, Inc., subscription-based job site that exclusively targets the senior-level (JPY 10 million) job market. The site will also become the first ever, regional job site in

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