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Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer and respond to ambiguity, according to search consultants. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in

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Charles Aris Strengthens Search Staff

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has expanded with the addition of Peter Uber as its newest colleague. He will focus on recruiting senior-level sales and marketing leaders on behalf of clients in the food & beverage industry. Mr. Uber brings an extensive background in shaping sales and marketing programs for a variety of organizations.

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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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Human Capital Group Adds Healthcare Veteran

Nashville, TN-based the Human Capital Group has expanded with the addition of healthcare veteran Paul Cleckner as managing director. Mr. Cleckner brings more than 25 years of senior operating and leadership experience in healthcare and technology. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer of Saint Thomas Health and prior to that was VP of operations

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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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Global Healthcare Services Creates New Recruitment Platform

Rocky River, OH-headquartered executive search firm Global Healthcare Services (GHS) recently detected a disturbing trend within the sector it serves: Hospitals were struggling with employee retention, from staff to leadership roles, with the C-suite’s annual turnover as high as 20 percent in recent years. GHS saw an opportunity to implement a recruitment platform called IRIS

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3 Ways Assessments Can Go Wrong and How to Get Them Right

With the accelerated pace of change and constant potential for disruption, the costs of getting important leadership decisions wrong – whether for selecting senior leaders, leadership development or succession planning – have never been higher. Despite these risks, many organizations underestimate the importance of a robust assessment process, according to a new report issued by Spencer

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Grace Blue Lands New Leader for VCU Brandcenter

Grace Blue has placed Vann Graves as the new executive director of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Brandcenter. He takes over the role from Helayne Spivak, who left the school in May. “Along with my colleagues, I am delighted that Vann Graves is coming to VCU Brandcenter as its new executive director,” said Michael Rao,

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Russell Reynolds Associates Places CEO at CropLife America

CropLife America (CLA), the leading association for the U.S. crop protection industry, has chosen former National Pork Board executive Chris Novak as its CEO. Russell Reynolds Associates assisted on the assignment. Mr. Novak will start his new role on Aug. 20. “I’m pleased to announce that Chris Novak has been selected by our board’s search committee

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NPAworldwide Adds 10 New Member Firms Across the U.S.

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 10 new member locations across the

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Indeed Acquires Resume.com

Job aggregator Indeed recently acquired Resume.com, an online service for creating personalized resumes. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Over 3.5 million job seekers use Resume.com, creating more than 40,000 resumes every week, and accessing timely career resource information. Indeed will continue to operate resume.com and enable job seekers to build, download, and print personalized

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The Digital Future of Recruiting: 5 Solutions to Improve Hiring and Retention

In today’s competitive recruiting market, search firms must be nimble and efficient. One way to get there: Invest in digital tools to hire and onboard best-in-class professionals. Many organizations still use manual or paper-based processes, which are slow, expensive, and error-prone, resulting in inefficient operations and compliance risks. A new report by DocuSign found that

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SearchWide Finds New Leader for the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in general are

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Eastman & Beaudine Leading Athletic Director Search for University of South Florida

Executive search firm Eastman & Beaudine has been retained by the University of South Florida (USF) to lead its search for a new athletic director. Scott Kull, USF’s deputy athletic director for external operations, has been named interim AD while the school looks to replace Mark Harlan, who recently stepped down. “USF Athletics has gained tremendous momentum over the past

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Heidrick & Struggles Launches Cross-Industry Innovation Network

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has launched a new cross-industry corporate innovation network that it is calling the Game-Changer Collaborative (GCC). The GCC enables members to collaborate around emerging technologies, external innovation opportunities and approaches to accelerating innovation in their organizations, said the Chicago-based firm. The GCC includes several

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Executive Search Veteran Stephanie Pinson Dies

Stephanie Pinson, president of executive search firm Gilbert Tweed International, has died. Ms. Pinson, born May 23, 1936, had been with the New York City-based recruitment provider since 1981 and was a member of its board of directors. She had in-depth experience as a search consultant to the highly complex insurance industry, where she specialized

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How Predictive Analytics Promotes Better Decision Making and Efficiency

At most major corporations, it is critical for the head of HR to be an extremely strong strategic and trustworthy adviser to the CEO, the board of directors and senior management. That means not just filling leadership positions with the current needs of the organization, but being able to look to the future in terms

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McDermott & Bull Leading Two Chief Officer Searches for Scooter’s Coffee

Scooter’s Coffee, one of the largest and fastest growing brands in the specialty coffee business, has retained Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull to lead its search for a new chief commercial officer and chief development officer. The search is being conducted by what is known as the fit practice at the recruitment firm, which includes partner

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Ratliff & Taylor Seeks Next President for Leadership Akron

Independence, OH-based executive search firm Ratliff & Taylor has been chosen to find the next president for Leadership Akron. The search is being 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 earlier this year to become executive director of the

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MediaLink Names Leader of Executive Search Division

MediaLink, an Ascentia-owned advisory company, has appointed Trish Shortell as managing director, executive search, based in its New York office. In her role, she will lead the firm’s executive search practice and will report to Michael Kassan, MediaLink’s chairman and CEO. “Trish is widely sought-after in our industry for her thought leadership and counsel on

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Amrop Appoints Leader of Costa Rica Operations

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in 48 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas, remains in growth mode with the addition of Adrián Chinchilla as leader of its operations in Costa Rica. He assumes the title of partner and general manager and will lead the search for senior executives and

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Korn Ferry Stock Surges to Record High on Close of Fiscal Year Report

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2018 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.767 billion, an increase of 12.9 percent from $1.57 billion in 2017. The organic growth was driven by all three lines of business with Futurestep growing 22.1 percent, executive search expanding 14.8 percent, and Hay Group increasing 8.4 percent. It’s been an amazing run for Korn Ferry

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Polachi Finds Chief People Officer for Bottom Line Technologies

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies the chief human resource officer plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus instead is on building talent

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RSR Partners Finds Executive Director for Race Team Alliance

Greenwich, Conn-based executive search firm RSR Partners has placed Jonathan Marshall as executive director of the Race Team Alliance (RTA), an association of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams. Principal Dany B. Berghoff spearheaded the search. Mr. Marshall is former chief operating officer and general counsel of the World Surf League. He has also worked

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Kincannon & Reed Appoints New Practice Leaders

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed continues its global expansion with the addition of five managing partners, bringing its partner group to 12 members. The new managing partners join a partner team that includes Gregory Duerksen, Jon Leafstedt, Fred Medero, David Turner, Ellen von Fange, Gary Weihs and Michael Whitney. “We are thrilled and delighted that these

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Pedersen & Partners Launches Board Services Practice Group

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened a new board services practice group. Alberto Bocchieri, partner and co-head of Iberia & Latin America, has been named its new leader. He previously served as a partner with Neumann International prior to joining Pedersen in 2011. “We are aware that aligning the skillsets of board members with corporate strategy,

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BoardWalk Consulting Finds New Leader for Presbyterian Mission Agency Board

Following an expansive national search, Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has placed Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett as the new executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB), one of six agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The search was led by managing director Kathy Bremer. “Diane is a multi-dimensional leader and author whose decades

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CEOs See Highest Compensation Increase Since Great Recession

In an environment of double-digit growth in shareholder return and corporate income, CEOs at the largest companies in the U.S. last year received the highest compensation increases since the recession, according to a new report by Korn Ferry. “Even with the anticipation of the CEO pay ratio disclosure mandate, so far we haven’t seen it

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Caldwell Launches Value Creation Advisory Services

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has announced the launch of an offering that pairs clients with agile executive talent on an as-needed basis. The firm describes its new Value Creation Advisory Solutions offering as a unique, flexible and cost-effective approach to creating value and solving core business challenges that require external expertise. It is part of

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KL2 Connects Seeks New Head of Metro Regional Transit Authority in Akron

The Metro Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in Akron, OH, has retained the services of executive search firm KL2 Connects to find its next executive director. The organization is reportedly paying the Asheville, NC-based recruiter $42,500 to conduct the search. RTA fired past executive director Richard Enty in January following an ethics investigation and accusations of harassment

Agilium Worldwide Expands Norway

Agilium Worldwide Expands Into Norway

Global recruiting consortiums continue to take advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Among them, Agilium Worldwide Norway AS has recently been established in Drammen, Norway. Jon Steen has joined the group and will serve as managing partner of the new location. The new operation will focus on four talent areas: executive (recruitment of board of

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Picks Two Search Firms to Find Next President

After eight years in the job, William C. Dudley will be retiring early in 2018 from his post as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York – one of the most high profile positions in the U.S. Federal Reserve System. In an unusual matchup, recruitment firms Spencer Stuart and Bridge Partners

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Alford Executive Search Finds New Leader for the Illinois Library Association

Alford Executive Search recently placed Diane Foote as the executive director of the Illinois Library Association (ILA). Her predecessor, Robert P. Doyle, is retiring after 20 years in the role. “Diane emerged early as a top candidate in a pool of highly qualified professionals in the library, association and general non-profit arenas,” said Heather Eddy, president

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E.A. Hughes Names Head of Los Angeles Office

Executive search firm E.A. Hughes & Co. has appointed Bob Marchant as vice president and director of its Los Angeles office. “Patience pays off, and after knowing of Bob and his unique consultative abilities for many years I am very happy that he decided to join the E.A. Hughes family,” said Elaine Hughes, CEO of E.A. Hughes

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Heidrick & Struggles Names New Leadership in the Americas

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named new leadership in the Americas with the appointments of Dominique Hansen as head of investment management and Renee Neri as head of asset management. Based in the Toronto office, Ms. Hansen will also serve as head of the firm’s CEO and board of directors practice

Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates Merge

Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates Merge

Orthopedic and spine-focused executive search firm Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates have merged. The firms’ founders, Matt Woods and Gavin Crowther, look to bring enhanced executive search and recruitment solution for their clients. The collaboration of the U.K.-based operations brings together 33 years’ experience in executive search, and 18 years’ experience in the medical device industry in sales

Marlin Hawk Winning Strategy Finding Transformational Leaders

Marlin Hawk Builds Winning Strategy on Finding Transformational Leaders

Six years ago, London-based Marlin Hawk sent Mark Oppenheimer, then just 27, to New York to establish an across-the-pond outpost for the enterprising leadership advisory firm. He had four years of experience as a researcher and the faith and support of his bosses back home. But when he stepped off the plane in America, Mr.

DRG Executive Search Seeks Development Officer for Shatterproof

DRG Executive Search Seeks Development Officer for Shatterproof

DRG Executive Search has been retained by Shatterproof, an addiction prevention non-profit, to lead its search for a new chief development officer (CDO). DRG managing partner David Hinsley Cheng is leading the search along with senior consultant Carmel Napolitano. Reporting to the CEO, the CDO is a newly created role charged with developing and executing Shatterproof’s

Sterling Martin Associates Places New Leaders at Denver-Based Non-Profits

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

Lucas Group Managing Director Legal Practice Carolyn Aberman

Lucas Group Names Managing Director of Legal Practice

Executive search firm Lucas Group has strengthened its Chicago-based legal practice with the addition of Carolyn Aberman as its new managing partner for legal recruitment. “With two decades of combined experience as a practicing lawyer and successful legal recruiter, Carolyn Aberman has a deep understanding of Chicago’s legal marketplace,” said Steven Lynch, GM legal at Lucas Group. “Aberman’s

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Alexander Hughes Names New Leaders in Nordic and Greater China Regions

Paris-headquartered search firm Alexander Hughes has named Evan Tolstoj Hansen as head of the Nordic region and Nicolas Musy as managing partner for Greater China. With the strong and still growing economy in Northern Europe and in particular in the Nordic countries, the demand for top-level talent acquisition is strong and growing. To meet these

Hiring Executives to Increase Investment in Diversity Programs

 New efforts toward improving diversity are on their way over the coming year, according to a new report by Glassdoor. One in three (35 percent) hiring decision-makers expect to increase investment in diversity and inclusion and only three percent expect it to decrease. The remainder said they have no plans to change. The report, which

Kittleman & Associates Leading CEO Search for National Basketball Retired Players Association

Chicago-based executive search firm Kittleman & Associates has been retained by the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) to find a new CEO. Principal Megan Lewis is leading the assignment for Kittleman. The organization is seeking a proven leader with a career in a similarly sized or larger national association who can help chart a path forward with

ADK Consulting & Executive Search Seeks New Leader for Louisville International Airport

ADK Consulting & Executive Search has been retained by Louisville International Airport to lead its search for a new executive director. The executive director serves as the top aviation/airport executive in the airport system. The incumbent directs the overall management of the airport system, typically including its capital, real property, human resources and other assets, according to

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Lancor Names New York Office Leader

Executive search firm Lancor has added veteran recruiter Scott M. Estill to manage its New York City office and lead its global advisory practice. Mr. Estill, who retains the title of partner, will play a key role in the firm’s well-established private equity-focused recruiting practice while building Lancor’s new advisory business. He will also co-lead the North

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AIMS International Adds New Member Firm in Africa

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. AIMS International recently added Excellia Capital Humain in Tunisia, Africa as its newest

Generation Z Will Impact Future Workforce

How Generation Z Will Impact the Future Workforce

Generation Z. It is the first generation to know only a digital world. Its members grew up playing on their parents’ mobile devices, and many had their own smartphone as early as elementary school. Millennials might have been the youngest generation to navigate their way through mobile technology, but those from Gen Z have come

Caldwell Partners Posts Flat Revenue Growth

Caldwell Partners International has posted fourth quarter revenues of $15.8 million (Canadian), up .5 percent. Full year revenues fell 1.6 percent, from $58.7 million to $57.8 million. The search firm had a slightly lower average number of partners at 37.5 compared to 38 in the prior year. And a lower average fee per assignment was partially

Lois L. Lindauer Searches Major Gifts Officer ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts

Lois L. Lindauer Searches Seeking Major Gifts Officer for ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Massachusetts has retained Boston-based recruitment firm Lois L. Lindauer Searches to spearhead its hunt for a new major gifts officer. Vice president Maureen Huminik is leading the assignment. This is an opportunity for a seasoned development professional to join a highly-respected organization in which development plays a critical role. Lois

The Nicoll Curtin Group Acquires BeecherMadden

The Nicoll Curtin Group Acquires BeecherMadden

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. Just recently, fintech and change recruitment agency The Nicoll Curtin Group acquired cybersecurity recruitment firm BeecherMadden. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BeecherMadden focuses on executive level searches for the corporate governance, resilience and security, and digital and niche technology markets. Founded by CEO

Pedersen & Partners Simon Mansfield Global Head of Defense Recruiting Practice

Pedersen & Partners Names Global Head of Defense Recruiting Practice

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has expanded with the addition of Simon Mansfield to its London team as a client partner within its industrial practice and global head of its defense search practice. Mr. Mansfield has decades of in-depth expertise in the developing and emerging markets, recruiting board members for global firms. After a career in international

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The CEO’s Important Role in Succession Planning

At the most basic level, the CEO’s role is straightforward: driving management succession at senior levels, including the early identification of any inside CEO contenders, ensuring that the organization is developing succession-ready executives for all senior roles, and serving in an of-counsel role to the board on CEO succession, according to search firm Spencer Stuart.

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KRW Associates Leads Police Chief Search for Breckenridge

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation, facing an array of challenges that range from changing 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, complexity

Parker Executive Search Seeking New Athletic Director for Northeastern University

Athletic directors are playing an increasingly vital role at colleges and universities across the country. With the expansion of athletic departments and, for the larger schools, the infusion of big dollars for sports, more schools have turned to search firms when such positions become open. Too much is at stake, they feel, to go it

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McDermott & Bull Opens Office in New York City

Executive search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded into New York City. Stu Leibach, principal consultant and industry specialist within the firm’s retail practice, will be based out of the new location. He will continue to partner with clients regionally and nationally. “Now more than ever, identifying the right executive talent is critical to success in the

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Korn Ferry Names President of Hay Group, South America

Korn Ferry has named Carlos Martins as president of Hay Group, South America. He will be based in São Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Martins joins Korn Ferry from global consulting firm Ernst & Young, where he led its people advisory services practice for South America and was also a member of the Brazil executive committee. In

Executives Rank Talent Management Among Top Priorities

To stay competitive in today’s ever-changing business environment, C-level executives agree that finding and retaining the right talent is essential. But how to do that effectively remains a challenge, according to “The Change Agents,” a joint custom research study by Dow Jones Customer Intelligence and the HR Certification Institute, an organization that certifies HR professionals

SearchWide Tapped By USA Archery to Find Next CEO

After a shootout that involved 11 executive recruitment firms, USA Archery in Colorado Springs has selected SearchWide to help find its new chief executive officer. Last month, past CEO Denise Parker accepted a position at the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Archery’s former board chair and current marketing director Rod Menzer was named interim CEO.

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Coulter Partners Completes Searches for Cambridge Epigenetix

Executive search firm Coulter Partners recently helped Cambridge Epigenetix (CEGX), a pioneer in the development and application of epigenetic technologies, to secure the appointment of two diagnostic experts. Hayden Jeffreys joins the company as chief operating officer and Dr. Joanne Mason becomes vice president of biomarker discovery. The appointments are designed to further strengthen CEGX’s in-house expertise

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ON Partners Expands San Francisco Office

Executive search firm ON Partners has bolstered its San Francisco operations with the appointment of Jeff Hocking as partner. An experienced consultant, Mr. Hocking identifies board members, chief executive officers and other senior-level talent across functions for technology companies and private equity firms. He joins the firm from Korn Ferry, where he was regional market leader for

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Caldwell Partners Strengthens its Financial Services Practice in London

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has expanded with the addition of Alex Alcott as a partner in its financial services practice in London. Mr. Alcott’s appointment furthers Caldwell’s expansion strategy across Europe. Based in the London office, he joins Matthew Andrews, managing director of Caldwell’s European operations, and Lucy Antrobus, a partner and search consultant in the engineering, construction, and infrastructure space. With

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