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Koya Leadership Partners Expands Mission-Driven Recruiting Specialization

Non-profit search specialist Koya Leadership Partners has expanded with the addition of Nicole Kamaleson as a managing director. Based in Chicago, she will lead mission-driven executive searches globally, focusing on international development, advocacy, human rights and humanitarianism. As part of Koya’s leadership team, Ms. Kamaleson will advise globally focused mission-driven organizations to manage leadership transitions. “Koya has a strong presence nationally

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Alexander Mann Solutions Continues Growth, Hires Two Key Leaders

Alexander Mann Solutions, a London-based talent acquisition and management services firm, is continuing its expansion, with Jonathan Harding joining the organization as chief commercial officer this month and Neil Jones coming on board as regional head of APAC in January. “We are very pleased to welcome both Jon and Neil to the Alexander Mann Solutions

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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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ON Partners Appoints Digital Practice Leader, Opens New York Office

Executive search firm ON Partners has expanded with the addition of Marc Gasperino as partner and leader of its digital practice. It has also opened a new office in New York. “Marc brings tremendous knowledge of the digital space, the way technology impacts new and transitioning markets and the talent those markets require,” said Tim Conti, co-founder 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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Hireology Raises $27 Million in Funding

Hireology, a Chicago-based recruitment management platform for the automotive and healthcare sectors, has closed $27 million in series D financing led by Blue Cloud Ventures, with full participation from current investors Bain Capital Ventures and Baird Venture Partners, as well as Silicon Valley Bank. The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s growth in new

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Koya Leadership Partners Seeks Chief Program Officer for Greenpeace USA

Executive recruitment firm Koya Leadership Partners, which specializes in serving non-profit organizations, has been chosen to find a chief program officer for Greenpeace USA. Managing director Nicole Kamaleson and principal Turner Delano are leading the assignment. Greenpeace USA is searching for a dynamic and fearless leader to join its senior management team as chief program

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PearlCare Search Group Recruits CIO for Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

The chief information officer is considered among the most strategic roles within any organization, and for the healthcare sector the role is regarded as an especially critical asset. According to executive search consultants who specialize in recruiting them, the best CIOs have the power to dramatically differentiate a company’s offering in the market, while a

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Heidrick & Struggles Opens Office in Ireland

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has opened a new office in Ireland and named Stafford Bagot as the partner in charge of the Dublin office. “For more than 65 years, we have been providing our clients with diversified solutions to help them build strong leadership teams globally,” said Krishnan Rajagopalan, president

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NGS Global Expands in San Francisco and Singapore

Executive search firm NGS Global continues to grow, recently adding Louis La Rocca and BL Seah as partners in its San Francisco and Singapore offices. Mr. La Rocca has over 17 years of executive search experience and has recruited senior executives for private and public companies at every stage of growth, ranging from early stage to the

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First Time CEO Appointments on the Rise

Each year, Spencer Stuart tracks CEO transitions among S&P 500 companies. These movements can be part of a planned succession or can arise unexpectedly, often the result of company performance or personal issues. In addition to cataloging the reasons for CEO departures the search firm examines information about the successors, including whether or not they are

Seven Qualities of a Perfect Candidate

It’s important to recruit executives that possess the right qualities to steer organizations through uncharted waters. The best leaders have a strong portfolio of future-oriented and change-ready skills that enable them to keep responding to fluctuating market demands. “We have had the opportunity to work on hundreds of searches over the years and during that time, we

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ClearPath Solutions Finds CFO for Café Rio Mexican Grill

Irvine, CA-based executive search firm ClearPath Solutions has placed former BJ’s Restaurant executive Shea Bodet as the new CFO of restaurant chain Café Rio Mexican Grill. Recruiters Amy Wilson, Jessica Dyer and Jack Wilson led the assignment. “Shea is the perfect match for Cafe Rio,” said Ms. Dyer. “She brings a unique combination of technical expertise, leadership, partnership and

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Diversified Search Recruits CEO for Baptist Health

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. Following a national talent hunt, Diversified Search recently placed Brett S. McClung as

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City of Fresno Taps Teri Black & Company to Find Next Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

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Stanton Chase Opens New Office in Raleigh

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Raleigh, NC. Kathleen Lehman Hajek, who joined the search firm last year, has been named managing director of the new office. In addition to serving companies in the Raleigh/Durham and greater Research Triangle Park area, Stanton Chase has a strong presence in

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Why Trust is the Most Critical Ingredient to a Successful Search

Of all the elements that go into an executive search, the most important is trust, according to Price Harding, founding partner of CarterBaldwin Executive Search, in a new report. “Interestingly, there may not be anything in our lives that is more foundational to both business and personal relationships than trust and yet, for most of

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeks CEO for Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting has been enlisted to find a new chief executive officer for the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) in Jacksonville, FL. Former CEO Aundra Wallace stepped down last fall to become president of JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development arm of JAX Chamber, the Jacksonville chamber of commerce. Brian Hughes, chief of staff for Jacksonville’s mayor,

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Fogler Consulting Scores New Men’s Head Basketball Coach for UNLV

Universities have been increasingly turning to search firms to fill their top coaching vacancies. Executive search firm Fogler Consulting recently placed T.J. Otzelberger as the men’s head basketball coach for the University of Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV).  Mr. Otzelberger comes to UNLV from South Dakota State University (SDSU), where he compiled a record of 70-33 during his

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Cejka Executive Search Names President

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: Cejka Executive Search named Paul Esselman as president. Mr. Esselman, who has served as the firm’s senior executive vice president and managing director since 2005, has more than 20 years of

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Morgan Hunt Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, London-based search firm Morgan Hunt has appointed Darren Montagu as chief strategy officer. Mr. Montagu previously spent 27 years working for global recruiting firm Hays plc. His career at Hays saw him starting as a trainee recruiter,

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Spencer Stuart Acquires Several Business Units of Aon

With culture shaping now seen as one of the most important drivers to achieve competitive advantage among companies, many search firms – including the global leaders as well as the boutiques – now offer some variation of it. It includes human capital management, business transformation strategy, leader engagement, talent optimization, organizational development, HR transformation, and leadership and

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Myers McRae Finds 23rd President for Judson College

After a year-long national search, Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting recruited W. Mark Tew as the 23rd president of Judson College, a private Baptist women’s college in Marion, AL. He replaced David E. Potts, who served as president from 1990 until 2018. Emily Myers, CEO of the search firm, led the assignment. From the pool of

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Crawfordconnect Seeks Executive Director for Autism, Neurodevelopmental Disorder Group

Executive search firm crawfordconnect has been retained to find a new executive director for Integrated Services for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ISAND), a Toronto-based non-profit organization. Consultant Liz Latimer is leading the assignment for the search firm. Working closely and reporting directly to the board of directors, ISAND’s executive director will be expected to build and

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ManpowerGroup Posts Nine Percent Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of $5 billion, a decrease of nine percent from the same period a year ago. The results beat Wall Street expectations. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected $4.92 billion in revenues. Financial results in the quarter were also impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to foreign currencies compared to the prior year period. U.S. revenue fell 2.1 percent in the first quarter. Revenue also decreased 9.1

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Kennedy Executive Search Adds Unterberger & Partner as Member Firm

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Unterberger & Partner, which has offices in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, as its newest member firm. This provides the organization with further access to the German-speaking markets in Europe. Established in 2007, Unterberger & Partner is led by industry veteran Markus Unterberger and operates

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Recruiters Find New Ways to Add Value for Clients

Technology has changed the game in executive search, making it imperative for recruiters to find new ways of creating value for clients. “With platforms such as LinkedIn providing readily available information on candidates, we’ve seen a disintermediation in the industry,” said John Ellis, CEO of U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group, in a new report by Invenias,

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Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Sports Recruiting Practice

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Jamie Crittenberger as a partner in its U.S. sports practice. He will be based in Washington, D.C. “We’re very excited to welcome Jamie to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “He’s a gold standard recruiter and has more than 20

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Slone Partners Finds CEO for Epic Sciences

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Lloyd Sanders as the new CEO of Epic Sciences in San Diego, CA. He replaces Murali Prahalad, who stepped down after six years at the helm to pursue new opportunities. Dr. Prahalad has been appointed to Epic’s board of directors. Leslie Loveless, partner and CEO, led the search along with Kim

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Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Myers Industries

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Myers Industries retained Hanold Associates to find its next CHRO. Partners Keri Gavin, Kile Hanold and Sonia Nagra are leading the assignment. “Reporting to Myers Industries’ CEO, David Banyard, the CHRO is a close strategic partner

IRC Adds Austria-Based Kaufmann Linke HR Solutions

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Austria-based Kaufmann-Linke HR Solutions as its newest member firm. The firms’ practice focus comprises four separate, yet interlinked areas: executive search, HR and management consulting; executive assessments; and executive coaching (leadership, and change). “Collective brain power and ideas will define IRC’s future growth and development,” said Sylvia

VMA Group Names Head of HR Practice Group

U.K.-headquartered recruitment consultancy VMA Group has named Steve White as head of the firm's human resources practice in London. He will work alongside Emma Flaherty, head of human resources, North and their respective teams, focusing on senior level permanent and interim HR assignments. Mr. White has over 10 years’ HR recruitment experience working with firms

Executive Quest Places HR Exec with ING US

Executive Quest International, LLC has placed Edward Baker-Greene as head of HR, retirement services, at ING US. Mr. Baker-Greene was formerly with Fidelity Investments, holding senior executive positions there, including SVP/managing director, relationship management, east region/workplace investing, and VP, head of human resources/workplace investing. “Edward’s leadership and understanding of the financial industry will be a

Mercer’s Human Capital Consulting Business Expands Staff

John Koob has joined Mercer's Human Capital consulting business in its central market. In this new role as partner, Mr. Koob will have responsibility for building relationships with Mercer's clients and prospects, with a primary focus on clients within the energy industry. He will be based in Houston, TX. Mr. Koob brings more than 20

SpenglerFox Appoints Global Head of Interim Practice

Executive search firm SpenglerFox has appointed Michael Reckers as global head of its interim recruiting practice in Frankfurt. Prior to joining SpenglerFox, Mr. Reckers was CEO of an internationally association specializing in the field of executive interim management. “We are uber-excited to have Michael join and lead the roll-out of our global interim executive practice.

Riviera Partners Names GM for Contingency Search Practice

Riviera Partners, a provider recruiting services for the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and New York, has added Tania Binder as general manager of the firm's contingency search practice. Ms. Binder will lead a team of more than 30 technical recruiters to effectively match clients' unique requirements with top-notch engineering candidates. “Tania's

BCA, Executive Recruiters Fills HR Post for Integra LifeSciences

BCA, Executive Recruiters has placed Kathryn Kessel as head of global compensation, benefits and HRIS at Integra LifeSciences. Prior to joining Integra LifeSciences, Ms. Kessel held numerous senior executive compensation positions for Pfizer, Standard & Poors, Siemens Corp, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. BCA’s COO and SVP Recruitment, Joe Gonzalez, led the search. Integra LifeSciences, a world leader

Korn Ferry Posts Flat Q4 Revenues

Korn/Ferry International/(NYSE:KFY) posted revenues of $198.1 million for the fourth quarter, a negligible increase from revenues of $197.1 million a year ago. Net earnings dropped to $12 million, or 28 cents per share for the quarter, compared to net income of $20.4 million, or 43 cents per share last year. Futurestep, the firm’s online recruiting

Walker Andersen Expands to Brisbane

Accounting and finance professional recruitment services firm Walker Andersen has launched its specialist recruitment brand in Brisbane with the appointments of senior executives Wayne Clark and Simon Cauchois. Mr. Clark, who becomes state manager/director, has more than 10 years experience in the industry most recently serving as HJB in Brisbane. He will focus on placing

Caldwell Partners Finds New CEO for Optimal IMX

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed Jonathan Grimes as chief executive officer of Optimal IMX. Mr. Grimes was formerly senior vice president of mergers & acquisitions and president of Emergency & Hospital Medicine, TeamHealth. Optimal is a national market leader in providing full-service professional radiology services. Caldwell Partners, founded in 1970,

Bullhorn Opens New Office in Manchester

Bullhorn, a global provider of on demand front office staffing and recruitment software, has opened new operations in Manchester. Bullhorn’s regional manager Chris Hague will be running the new office. The news coincides with oil and gas specialist NES Global Talent going ‘live’ with Bullhorn as the company moves over 250 recruiters worldwide to Bullhorn’s

Monster Unveils New Cloud-Based Semantic Search Platform

Monster has introduced SeeMore, a cloud-based semantic search and analytics platform. Built on Monster’s 6Sense semantic search technology, SeeMore allows companies to search all of their talent pools in one place and to quickly identify and rank the best potential candidates by literally reading the resumes with a recruiter- like understanding of skills and qualifications.

Weak Hiring Lies Ahead for Most Markets

Hiring activity is expected to slow in two-thirds of the countries surveyed in the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Report released by ManpowerGroup. The study reveals few clear signs of notable traction in the labor market, and employers are evidently adopting an intermittent hiring approach in response to economic uncertainty both at home and abroad. Bucking

Witt/Kieffer Adds Consultant in NY

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has added Monica Burton as a new consultant in its New York office. Ms. Burton brings 15 years of executive search experience to the firm with expertise in human resources, financial officers and general management across diverse industries including healthcare, not-for-profit and insurance. She has led searches for chief human resources

Spencer Stuart Assists CoreLogic in Filling Board Seats

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has assisted CoreLogic in its search for new director candidates with the nomination of Douglas C. Curling, John C. Dorman and Jaynie Miller Studenmund to its board of directors. Mr. Curling currently serves as a principal and managing director of New Kent Capital LLC. Mr. Dorman is chairman of the

Pedersen & Partners Appoints Country Head in China

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has appointed Janet Chen as country head for China. She brings expertise of the Chinese market and will be a key influence in the firm’s development plans in Greater China. Ms. Chen has worked for over 17 years in executive search, talent acquisition and career consulting in Greater China,

Lucas Group Names Managing Partner in Chicago

Search firm Lucas Group has named Charles Herman as its new managing partner for the firm's Chicago information technology practice group. Mr. Herman, who joined the firm in July 2010, focuses on recruiting mid to executive level professionals in IT management and operations, custom and packaged applications, and systems infrastructure. “Charles understands his clients' needs

Kronos Releases New Workforce Management Solution

Kronos Incorporated has unveiled a new suite of cloud-based workforce management solutions aimed at small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The new Kronos Workforce Ready suite enables SMBs to stay competitive by providing single-source access to real-time employee data. The suite provides the flexibility to mix and match products to meet the needs of any organization.

Work&Partners Completes Search for Reader’s Digest Association

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has placed William S. Bosak as vice president, business process and change management for The Reader’s Digest Association (RDA). Alan J. Work of Work&Partners led the search. Mr. Bosak was formerly with Wendon Company, Inc. serving as interim COO and special advisor to the board. Reader’s Digest is a global media

Stanton Chase Opens Boston Office

Executive search firm Stanton Chase International has announced a new office in Boston with the addition of Boston Advisory Group as its latest global ownership partner. The Boston office will be headed by Tom Barao and Chris Arnold, who both have significant experience in the financial services and investment sector. “This expansion brings our services

willbeHired Creates New Recruiting Platform

willbeHired has launched its next-generation recruitment platform, which uses collaboration, rich media, and predictive analytics to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the hiring process. The willbeHired platform extracts data about each applicant to provide a 360-degree model of each profile that includes experience, cultural preferences and behavioral attributes. The platform then uses proprietary algorithms

Charleston Partners Completes Search for BP

Executive search firm Charleston Partners has placed Mitchell Wert as director, U.S. HR service delivery at BP. The search was managed by Charleston Partners, founding principal, Fran Luisi. Mr Wert was previously delivery dervice executive with IBM and has held progressive leadership positions with Hewitt Associates, Deliotte & Touche, Arthur Anderson, and Crescent Petroleum Corporation.

Russell S. Reynolds Jr. Releases New Book on Headhunting Business

Russell S. Reynolds Jr. has just released Heads: Business Lessons from an Executive Search Pioneer, which offers a unique view of the evolution and behind-the-scenes dynamics of the executive search profession. In 1969, when Mr. Reynolds launched his own executive search firm, the “headhunting” field was viewed as a somewhat misunderstood business that didn’t attract

SpenglerFox Appoints Consultant in Warsaw

Executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Zbigniew Elszt as a non-executive consultant based in Warsaw. Mr. Elszt, who will support SpenglerFox as an advisor to the firm's consumer practice in the CEE region, has 23 years working in multinational businesses previously serving as national human resources director at Coca-Cola HBC. Prior to that, he was

The Onstott Group Adds New Principal

Executive search firm The Onstott Group has added Rick Faubert as a principal. Mr. Faubert specializes in the information security, software and services, communications and digital media/internet industries. Previously, he served as chief administrative officer at America’s Growth Capital. Founded in 1987, The Onstott Group focuses on executive search assignments for software, semiconductor, telecommunications, manufacturing,

SuccessFactors Launches New Social Collaboration and Mobile Tools

SuccessFactors, a provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions, has announced new social collaboration and mobile features along with an enhanced user interface in its Business Execution (BizX) Suite. The company is incorporating these capabilities within each solution area of its BizX Suite by combining formal talent management with new social and informal

B.E. Smith Retained by St. John’s Episcopal Hospital for CIO Search

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has been selected by St. John's Episcopal Hospital to lead a national search for a new chief information officer. St. John's Episcopal Hospital is located in Far Rockaway, N.Y. Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for healthcare providers.

StaffGroup Opens Office in Germany

Staffgroup, the parent company of Eurostaff Group and Earthstaff, a provider of specialist recruitment solutions to the technology, finance and energy industries internationally, has launched a new office in Düsseldorf. The new business unit will focus on sourcing candidates in accounting, controlling and audit across industry and finance at mid-to-senior level and builds on the

Heidrick & Struggles Strengthens Team in Dubai

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has added Michael Morcos, Raed Sater and David Myers to its Dubai office as partners. The trio previously formed the Middle East office of EWK International in 2008. Over the past four years, they have established relationships with leadership teams of major regional companies by providing executive

Cook Associates Fills Senior Positions for Astonish Results

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has recruited Rishi Bhatia and Dino Cattaneo to Astonish Results as chief technology officer and digital marketing officer, respectively. The searches were led by Seth Harris, EVP and managing director. Mr. Bhatia brings a record as an innovative product and technology leader across online media, marketing services/technology, advertising, enterprise IT

Talent Technology Corp. Acquires HR Integrations

Talent Technology Corporation, a provider of component recruiting technologies for the recruiting/staffing industry and corporate HR departments, has acquired HR Integrations, LLC, providers of the HRNX (HR iNtegration eXchange) integration network. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. HRNX is a cloud-based solution that connects HR systems with leading HR services providers through pre-built,

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