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Borrer Executive Search Lands Corporate Secretary for International Air Transport Association

Lausanne, Switzerland-based Borrer Executive Search has placed the next corporate secretary for the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Karen Clayton, general counsel and company secretary for Air New Zealand, will join IATA in April. Ms. Clayton takes over for Paul Steele, who serves as IATA’s corporate secretary and senior vice president for member and external

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The Bowdoin Group Expands to the West Coast

Boston-based executive recruitment firm The Bowdoin Group has expanded to the West Coast with addition of Lori Smudsky as a principal, talent acquisition services. Based in San Francisco, she will be the firm’s first team member based on the West Coast and will focus on overseeing talent acquisition support services for clients. “At The Bowdoin Group, we are

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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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Howe-Lewis International Seeks Chief Advancement Officers for Non-Profits

Executive recruitment firm Howe-Lewis International has been selected to find chief advancement officers for non-profit organizations in California and New York. Despite the differences in their missions, both the Palm Springs Art Museum and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) will rely on this key role to drive their fundraising. The Palm Springs Art Museum seeks

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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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ASCENT Select Strengthens Search Staff

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm ASCENT Select has expanded with the addition of John Bennett as a partner. His addition will bolster the firm’s expertise at placing mid- to senior-level executives in supply chain and logistics, finance, operations and sales. Mr. Bennett has more than 25 years of senior management experience in media, biotechnology, manufacturing,

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The Expanding Role of Culture in Search and Succession

Culture fit is hardly a new concept. Well before the rise of various models and frameworks to evaluate organizational culture, companies recognized the risk of hiring a cultural mismatch — such as the lone wolf in a company that values collaboration. New employees, especially leaders, who clash with the culture are often ineffective, and are

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The Koblentz Group Seeking CHRO for PRGX

Anyone with the ties to the human resources function knows how much it has evolved in recent years – and with it the role of the chief human resources officer (CHRO). The biggest shift has been in how the CHRO has progressed from fighting for a seat at the table to playing a key role

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Paschal•Murray Tapped by Lowell Observatory to Find Major Gifts Officer

Major gifts officers are among the most vital roles for educational institutions. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners of not-for-profits everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of finding

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Kingsley Gate Creates New Global Knowledge Center

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has established a new global knowledge center which will serve as a foundational platform to its growing global client base. It will function as a strategic resource, initially focused on expanding the organization’s knowledge management function and strengthening research to facilitate business development and search execution. “We are excited to

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Inzito Partnership Creates CFO Practice

The Inzito Partnership, a London-based executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of a financial officer practice to serve what the organization says is a growing number of requirements in the field. Simon Bailey joins the company to lead the new practice, working on the appointment of CFOs and their leadership teams in the U.K.

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Demand for Interim Executives on the Rise

Across the board, in every industry, today’s candidate-driven market is fueled by growing demand for top talent against a landscape of short supply. This has led to nearly three million people being employed in temporary jobs, a number that is expected to grow at a healthy pace over the next few years as companies strive to

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Lands CEO for National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has recruited Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop as CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, chartered as one of the founding affiliates of the National Kidney Foundation in 1964. The assignment was conducted by Steven M. Derks, president and chief executive officer, along with principal Jennifer Deniz. “Because of the dedication and strength

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Preng & Associates Recruits CEO for Rosehill Resources

After a national search, executive recruitment firm Preng & Associates has placed David L. French as president and CEO of Rosehill Resources Inc. in Houston, TX. He will succeed Gary C. Hanna, who has served as interim president and CEO since September. Mr. Hanna will remain chairman of the company’s board of directors. “We are very pleased to have

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Sterling Martin Seeking CEO for Camp Fire

National youth development organization Camp Fire has enlisted Sterling Martin Associates to help find its next president and CEO. David S. Martin, managing partner; Tricia Bork Canavan, senior consultant; and Katherine Carter, senior executive recruiter, are conducting the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm. Camp Fire wants a CEO who will be an innovator to

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Publicis Media Creates Executive Search Practice

In what continues to be a trend among organizations, London-based Publicis Media has launched an executive search practice which will be led by veteran executive recruiter Julie Jeantet. Ms. Jeantet will work closely with existing senior recruiters Mary Hurlock-Murphy and Marcus Wainer and will oversee Publicis Media’s internal talent mobility program for leaders. “It has never

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CEO Confidence Falls as Workers Remain Optimistic

Although chief executives continue to be upbeat about the economy, their confidence levels have dropped in recent months, according to the latest report by the Conference Board. Meanwhile, the Worker Confidence Index (WCI) compiled by HRO Today Magazine and Yoh found that American workers’ confidence remained relatively stable last quarter and enjoyed a 2.6-point year-over-year rise compared to last year. “Despite

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Heidrick & Struggles Selected by Newell Brands to Find New CEO

Competition among consumer companies has never been fiercer. Customers are shopping in new and sometimes non-traditional ways as mass market retailers offer designer goods, brick and mortar staples are available on-line and venerable brands spin off agile brand extensions. Consumer companies are also keen to capitalize on the potential of emerging and high growth markets. All this

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RSR Partners Assists USA Rugby in CEO Search

USA Rugby has named an internal candidate, Ross Young, as its new chief executive officer. Executive recruitment firm RSR Partners led the search and assessment efforts. Mr. Young has been operating in the role since Dan Payne stepped down from the job in July to head operations with Rugby Americas. Based in Lafayette, CO, USA Rugby is the national governing

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Envision Consulting Finds New Leader for Jay Nolan Community Services

Pasadena, CA-based search firm Envision Consulting has placed Edward Amey as the new executive director of Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a Mission Hills, CA-based non-profit which provides support services to those with autism and other developmental disabilities. Jeff Strully retired in December after 25 years with the organization. “We are very fortunate to have

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Horton International Opens New Office in Dubai

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire recruiters and open locations. Among them, Horton International has strengthened its presence in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in Dubai. Horton International began its presence in the region by

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The Role Age Plays in the Talent Game

As e-commerce enters its second decade of maturity, a new generation of executives is entering the C-suite. Some of these professionals are self-made, having launched successful companies to become highly-visible 20- and-30-something CEOs. Others, prized for their digital fluency and new ways of thinking, are climbing the ranks in the fast track to the top.

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Big Ten Conference Taps Korn Ferry to Find New Commissioner

Korn Ferry will conduct the search for a new commissioner for the collegiate sports Big Ten Conference. Earlier this week it was announced that Jim Delany, who has held the commissioner role for 30 years, will step down when his contract expires at the end of June 2020. The search will be led by Jed

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Caldwell Finds Chief Credit Officer for OneMain Financial

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has recruited Dinesh Goyal as chief credit officer at OneMain Financial in New York. Paul Heller, managing partner of the firm’s global financial services practice, led the assignment along with partner Rich Perkey. In his new role, Mr. Goyal is responsible for managing credit, pricing, direct mail and digital marketing, and operational analytics. Mr. Goyal

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Raines International Appoints CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: New York-headquartered Raines International named COO Daniel R. Smith as its new president and CEO. Founder and current CEO Bruce R. Raines will continue with the firm as senior

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Ward Howell International Opens Office in Milan

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Milan. The office consists of 12 people and is led by Luigi Mancioppi, managing partner and chairman Italy, and Vito Gioia, managing partner and director Italy. The team is strengthened by Marcello Marcellini as partner, two associate partners, Massimo

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Why Executives Need Career Transition Support, Even in a Hot Job Market

Even in a strong economy, executives face many challenges when searching for a new position equal to their talents. A new report by John Myers, founder and managing director of Kensington International, concludes that in a hot job market, business leaders might question whether they need to provide transition support for their outgoing executives and

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RM Nephew and Associates Lands Top Roles for Parkland Health & Hospital System

Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates recently completed searches for two key roles within the Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas. John W. Wendling is the new executive director of Community Health Plan, Parkland’s managed care organization, and Steven Roth, who was serving as the interim general counsel for the health and hospital

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Armstrong McGuire & Associates Recruits President for Blue Cross Blue Shield

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

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Russell Reynolds Associates Appoints Chief Human Capital Officer

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. For chief human resources officers, chief talent officers and other C-suite HR executives, the cross-over skills required in the search business are nearly identical. Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates recently named veteran HR executive Eren Rosenfeld as

Lucas Group Adds Partner in Houston

Search firm Lucas Group has added Kevin Belbin as new managing partner for the firm’s human resources practice group in Houston. Mr. Belbin joins Lucas Group after a 22-year career in auditing and executive recruiting, the last six in the Houston area. “Throughout his career, Kevin has integrated extensive industry knowledge with client success,” said

Halogen Software Implemented by Juniper Systems

Halogen Software has been selected by Juniper Systems for its talent management solutions. Juniper Systems will utilize the tool, Halogen eAppraisal, based on its integrated development planning and strategic goal alignment capabilities. Halogen eAppraisal automates, simplifies, and streamlines the entire employee performance evaluation process. Juniper Systems is a world-leader in ultra-rugged handheld computers. “The computer

AlphaStaff Selects New President CEO

AlphaStaff, a human resource outsourcing firm serving small and medium-sized businesses, has named Neal Bibeau as the company’s president and chief executive officer. Mr. Bibeau previously served as president and CEO of DecisionOne Corporation, where he led the information technology service company through a restructuring and transformation period that re-established it as the largest independent

Allen Austin Adds Two New Partners

Allen Austin Global Executive Search has added Dr. Ollie Malone and Dean K. Tucker as its newest partners. Dr. Malone currently serves as president of Olive Tree Associates, an executive coaching provider and management consulting service in organization development, leadership development, corporate culture analysis and development, diversity management, and organizational process improvement. At Allen Austin,

Major, Lindsey & Africa Finds Chief Legal Officer for SafeNet

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has placed Mark S. Molina as senior vice president, chief legal officer and secretary of SafeNet Inc. The search was led by Julie Bonasso and Deborah Thompson, managing directors in MLA’s Philadelphia office. Ms.Thompson said: “Mark is an outstanding corporate generalist with a combination of top-tier law firm and

Alexander Hughes Adds to Paris Office

Alexander Hughes has added Julienne Thierry as a partner in the firm’s Paris office where he will lead search assignments in the manufacturing sectors. Previously, Mr. Thierry was the president and CEO of MHZ-Hachtel France, a manufacturer and installer of solar protection equipment for major building projects. With more than 40 offices, Alexander Hughes, headquartered

ICIMS Partners With NetSuite

iCIMS, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, has formed a strategic partnership with NetSuite Inc. where the company will integrate iCIMS’ Talent Platform with NetSuite’s cloud computing platform. The iCIMS Talent Platform provides industry-specific solutions to over 1,000 global organizations and facilitates the human resources process with an emphasis on social recruiting, talent

Albertini Group Fills Board Seat For LivingSocial

Executive recruiter The Albertini Group has placed Elizabeth Nelson as a member of the board of directors at LivingSocial. LivingSocial helps people around the world find, share and enjoy great local deals and new experiences. Based in Dallas, The Albertini Group serves the technology, telecommunications, medical device, education, and consumer sectors.

JobVite and TalentWise Team to Help Tornado Victims

Jobvite, a provider of next-generation recruitment solutions, and TalentWise have teamed to make a joint donation to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts in the wake of this week's series of tornadoes in Texas. Executives from both companies are currently in Dallas for a Jobvite social recruiting event and are calling on other companies and

Caldwell Partners Posts Q2 Revenue Dip

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has posted 2012 second quarter revenues of $7.2 million, down from $8.8 million the prior year. Revenues from U.S. operations represent 67 percent or $4.8 million of the second quarter total, decreasing 11 percent from $5,483,000 in the comparable period of 2011. This decrease in revenues reflects

Witt/Kieffer Launches Board Services Practice

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has launched a board services practice and named James W. Gauss as its head. Mr. Gauss brings more than 30 years of experience in advising trustees and board members and identifying leaders in the healthcare, insurance, academic and other industries. As chairman of board services, he will use his relationships, experience

Friisberg & Partners Adds Madrid-Based Principal Partners

Friisberg & Partners International has added Spain-based Prinzipal Partners as its newest member. Prinzipal Partners is an executive search and human resources consulting firm led by Emiliano Sacristan and Javier Uruburu. With an office in Madrid and a strong focus on Spanish and Latin American business coupled with detailed knowledge of those local markets, their

Monster Employment Records Small Gains

The Monster Employment Index (MEI), a monthly analysis of millions of online job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards, showed annual growth of five percent in March, an eased pace from the 11 percent annual growth recorded in February. Commerce activity continues to maintain steady momentum with

Lucas Group Names Managing Partner for Manufacturing Practice Group

Search firm Lucas Group has appointed Dan Ladrech as managing partner for its manufacturing practice group. Mr. Ladrech comes to Lucas Group from F-O-R-T-U-N-E Personnel Consultants (FPC) where he was vice president and managing partner with a particular focus on quality and operational excellence recruiting in California and throughout the country. “Dan brings an impressive

Accelent Finds CFO for Perceptive Pixel

Accelent, Inc. has placed Thomas Altier as chief financial officer of Perceptive Pixel. Previously, Mr. Altier was CFO at CyberShift which was acquired by SumTotal. Perceptive Pixel is a provider of research, development and production of multi-touch interfaces. Accelent is an executive talent acquisition and integration firm which serves technology clients in the Internet, e-commerce

Jobless Warrior Launches

Jobless Warrior, an online career enhancing service for veterans, has launched. The company is a free service that matches military veterans with career enhancement professionals such as coaches, resume writers, and job networking groups. Jobless Warrior has more than 100 volunteer career professionals registered to provide pro bono, job preparation services to veterans. JR Rodrigues,

CareerBuilder Inks Deal with the National Restaurant Association

CareerBuilder has been selected by the National Restaurant Association to power its career channel. The National Restaurant Association is the restaurant industry's leading association representing more than 380,000 restaurant businesses. Under the two-year agreement, CareerBuilder will become the exclusive provider of recruitment and job search services for National Restaurant Association members as well as its

Dowd Associates Retained by Scripps Network

Dowd Associates Executive Search has been retained by Scripps Networks Interactive to lead the company’s search for a chief financial officer of advertising sales. A leading developer of lifestyle content for television, internet, satellite radio, books and magazines, Scripps Networks Interactive is comprised of brands such as HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking

Cornerstone OnDemand Acquires Sonar6

Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. has acquired Sonar Limited (Sonar6), a provider of cloud-based talent management solutions serving small businesses globally. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sonar6 brings more than 375 clients to Cornerstone and expands its presence in the Asia Pacific region. Cornerstone will continue to operate Sonar6 out of its Auckland, New

TRANSEARCH Names London Partner

TRANSEARCH International has appointed Andrew Cholerton as a partner in London. Mr. Cholerton has been an executive recruiter since 1993 working across a broad range of sectors, both in the U.K. and internationally. He has recruited at board and senior manager levels across most business functions and sectors with particular experience in professional and business

IESF Adds Member Firm in Singapore

The International Executive Search Federation (IESF) has added The People at Work Pte Ltd as its newest partner in Singapore. The People at Work, founded in 2000, is an executive search firm serving global companies and large local conglomerates in sectors that include healthcare, logistics, industry & manufacturing, consumer/lifestyle and wealth management. “We are very

Polachi Partners with Brazil-Based Talengy

Recruiter Polachi Inc. has partnered with Brazil-based executive search firm Talengy to extend its reach into Latin America. Established in 2009, Talengy has worked with organizations such as Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, and UNISYS. “Sao Paulo is the technology hub for Brazil, and the addition of Talengy further expands our capacity to reach executives around the

Buffkin Group Fills CTO Post for EDO Interactive

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has placed Jeff Sippel as the new chief technology officer for Edo Interactive. Mr. Sippel previously served as vice president of marketing technology at Orbitz Worldwide. EDO’s digital coupon service offers businesses a way to better target specific markets of consumers by using Web analytics. The Buffkin Group is

HR Dynamics Names Staffing Head

HR Dynamics Inc., an HR consulting, staffing and outsourcing firm, has named Wendee Greene as vice president of staffing services and head of the company’s HRD Staffing Division. Ms. Greene was vice president of healthcare and human services at Access Staffing for over 10 years. “With the addition of Wendee Greene to our leadership team,

Adicio Creates New Revenue Generation Tools

Adicio Inc., a provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, has launched two new revenue generation tools: Job Seeker Upgrades and Pay Per Candidate. Adicio’s new Job Seeker Upgrade widget requires no live support and gives the job seeker a powerful tool to promote the visibility of their resume. The Pay Per

Heidrick Names Board of Directors Vice Chairman

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has named Anne Lim O'Brien as vice chairman of its global CEO & board of directors practice. Throughout her career, Ms. O'Brien has conducted executive search assignments for an extensive range of global Fortune 500 corporations, particularly within the consumer markets and at the CEO and board

Boyden Appoints Interim Management Partner in U.K.

Boyden has added Sue Smith to its interim management team in London as partner. "The addition of Sue is really exciting for our team, our clients and our interim community,” said Patrique Habboo, managing partner at Boyden UK interim management. “She is one of the most highly respected experts in our market and further builds

Korn Ferry Taps CEO for MTS Systems

Korn/Ferry International has placed Jeffrey A. Graves as chief executive officer at MTS Systems Corporation. Since 2005, Mr. Graves served as president and CEO of C&D Technologies. MTS Systems Corporation is a global supplier of test systems and industrial position sensors. Korn/Ferry International, based in Los Angeles and with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia

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,

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