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Howard Fischer Associates Chief People Officer Jack Morton Worldwide
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Howard Fischer Associates Places Chief People Officer at Jack Morton Worldwide

With the assistance of search firm Howard Fischer Associates, Jack Morton Worldwide, a global brand experience agency, has chosen Melissa Rose to be its new chief people officer. Ms. Rose joins an established global HR team, where her primary objective will be “strategic people operations” – helping the agency continue to grow, retain and nurture

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Korn Ferry Adds Former Heidrick CHRO

Dan Kaplan, former managing partner and head of the global chief HR officers practice at Heidrick & Struggles, has moved over to Korn Ferry’s CHRO practice. He will be based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Kaplan brings over 20 years of expertise in leadership and organizational consulting to Korn Ferry. He has advised

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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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SearchWide Launches Express Recruiting Service

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry has begun to rebound. In the 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 travel

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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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Rialto Recruitment Opens New Office

Rialto Recruitment | Atlantae Executive Search, a technical and scientific focused search firm based in Niel, Belgium, has opened a second office in the Belgian city of Genk. In addition, Rialto has obtained the new Federgon RSS quality label. Rialto Recruitment originated as Atlantae 17 years ago, followed by its merger in 2012 with Egeminplus. “With

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Executive Recruiters Prove Invaluable to Thriving Global Sports Sector

The global sports industry has grown into a juggernaut. Its revenues are as much as $700 billion a year, surpassing the economies of many countries, according to the accounting firm KPMG. So it only makes sense that executive recruitment firms have become essential partners to organizations that are feeling the heat not just to win

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Buffkin / Baker Leads Chief Marketing Officer Search for University of Missouri

The University of Missouri System has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to fill the position of executive director for the joint office of strategic communications and marketing. The incoming executive will serve as the chief marketing and communications officer for the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) and for the UM System. The incoming leader should have a clear,

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Isaacson, Miller Seeks Development Officer for Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

Museums are increasingly turning to specialist recruiters to help fill critical, senior-level leadership roles. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston recently tapped executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to lead its search for a chief development officer. Vice president Jack Gorman is heading the assignment along with senior associate Becky Wei Piper, associate Sarah Hecklau

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Recruitment Technology Platform Joveo Receives $5 Million in Funding

Investment dollars continue to pour into new technology designed to change the talent management industry. The latest: Joveo, a recruitment technology platform, recently raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Nexus Venture Partners. The start-up intends to use the cash infusion to continue to accelerate its product offerings, expand its partnerships and scale its AI/deep-learning layer. “Our vision is

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Spinnaker Global Appoints Director Executive Search

Spinnaker Global Ltd, a Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, U.K.-based recruitment agency specializing in shore-based shipping, has named Jon Chaplin as director of executive search. “Our executive search business has never been busier,” said Phil Parry, chairman at Spinnaker Global. “While improved market conditions can only help, we have benefited from taking the long-term view that comprehensive shipping knowledge,

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A New Look at How Jobs are Created, Found, Applied for and Won

Despite two major hurricanes and political turmoil in Washington, D.C., the U.S. economy forged ahead last year, adding more than 1.9 million new jobs and pushing stock markets to an all-time record high. After eight years of steady job growth, the nation’s unemployment rate hit a 17-year low. But there is more to the jobs

Turnkey Search Chip Bowers Miami Marlins
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Turnkey Search Finds President of Business Operations for the Miami Marlins

Sports and entertainment recruitment firm Turnkey Search has placed Chip Bowers as the Miami Marlins’ president of business operations. He will report directly to Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. Leading the assignment was Len Perna, Turnkey’s president, founder and CEO. It is yet another top leadership post being referred to a boutique specialist. “Our goal is to operate a

John Keister Selina Gomez-Beloz Waukegan Public Library 
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John Keister & Associates Lands Leader for 120-Year Old Waukegan Public Library

Search firms that service the library sector are busier than ever. Vernon Hills, IL-based search firm John Keister & Associates, for one, recently recruited Selina Gomez-Beloz as executive director of the Waukegan Public Library in Lake County, IL. She replaces Richard Lee who retired last month after nearly 15 years in the role. Her tenure beings on Monday. Ms.

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True Talent Advisory Names Chief People Officer

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies the chief human resource officer (CHRO) 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

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Top Gun Ventures Announces Senior Promotions

Plano, TX-based executive search firm Top Gun Ventures has promoted Brian Adamik and Bjorn Kirchdorfer to senior partners in Boston and Dallas. Both have been with Top Gun Ventures for about 10 years and have been instrumental in building a national and global business and in significantly contributing to the branding of Top Gun Ventures in the

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More Than One Million Jobs to Be Disrupted by 2026

The global economy faces a reskilling crisis with 1.4 million jobs in the U.S. vulnerable to disruption from technology and other factors by 2026, according to a new report, “Towards a Reskilling Revolution: A Future of Jobs for All,” by the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group. The report analyzes nearly 1,000 job types

Holden Richardson Thomas Dono chief legal officer Stoneridge
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Holden Richardson Lands Chief Legal Officer for Stoneridge

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move as a result of changes in government administrations, according to Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of attorneys is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is projected to be robust as individuals, businesses and all

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Bob Murray & Associates Assists San Diego Police Dept. in Search of Chief

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 require leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale, complexity

Russell Reynolds Associates Hoda Tahoun Leisure Hospitality
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Russell Reynolds Associates Names Leader of Leisure/Hospitality Team

Russell Reynolds Associates has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Hoda Tahoun to its consumer practice as a leader of the leisure and hospitality team. Based in Miami, Ms. Tahoun advises U.S.-based and global companies on developing and building strong executive teams while also guiding clients on long-term leadership strategies, including succession planning. Her clients

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Pedersen & Partners Opens in Zurich

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened an office in Zürich and named Thomas Heeger as the country manager for Switzerland. “For many years, we have been advising Swiss and international firms operating in Switzerland with their executive search needs outside Switzerland,” said Poul Pedersen, founder and managing partner of Pedersen & Partners. “From now on, we

Executives Split Between Getting Paid More or Being Promoted
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Executives Split Between Getting Paid More or Being Promoted

While we all might think at times that a job is all about the pay check, a new Korn Ferry survey reveals that nearly half of professionals actually prefer recognition over extra compensation. The report, which surveyed more than 850 professionals, found that 46 percent would prefer a promotion with no raise, with 54 percent

Heidrick & Struggles Jan Zijderveld CEO Avon Products
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Heidrick & Struggles Lands CEO for Avon Products

Heidrick & Struggles has helped place Jan Zijderveld, president of Unilever’s European business, as the new CEO for Avon Products, the struggling beauty products company. He replaces Sheri McCoy, who announced her retirement last summer in the wake of continued losses and harsh criticism from investors. The hiring of Mr. Zijderveld, who was also a

Myers McRae Martin S. Roth President University Charleston
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Myers McRae Recruits President for University of Charleston

The University of Charleston (UC) in West Virginia has named Martin S. Roth as its 26th president following a national search conducted by David Gring of recruiting firm Myers McRae. He succeeds Edwin Welch, who will be retiring in June. The selection of Dr. Roth followed an extensive search conducted over the past six months. A committee

ZRG Partners Names Practice Leader Banking
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ZRG Partners Names Practice Leader for Banking

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has appointed Patrick Prout as managing director and practice leader for banking. The selection was designed to help buttress the firm’s continued rise in the financial services sector. Mr. Prout has a decade-long record of serving banking clients with senior-level recruiting for boards of directors and C-

Amrop Strengthens Footprint Australia
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Amrop Strengthens Footprint in Australia

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in 48 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas remains in growth mode. It recently added the Australian regional entity of executive search firm Carmichael Fisher Australia to its fold. The new partner helps bring significant national presence for Amrop in Australia and strengthens the

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Why the Global Talent Shortage Might be Here to Stay

These are tough days for finding talent in virtually every market sector around the world. And, according to top global HR leaders and executive recruiters, it is a situation that is unlikely to improve anytime soon. Better economic times, low unemployment and technological innovation have all been a blessing. But how to fill the jobs

Aspen Leadership Group Leader Christopher Street West
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Aspen Leadership Group Tapped to Find Leader for Christopher Street West

Christopher Street West (CSW), the non-profit that organizes the gay rights LA Pride Festival and Parade, has enlisted Aspen Leadership Group, an executive recruitment firm based in Aspen, CO, to lead the search for its new executive director. Senior consultant Tim Child is leading the assignment. CSW is looking for what it describes as a risk

Korn Ferry Executive Director for MOSERS
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Korn Ferry Tapped to Find Executive Director for MOSERS

Executive search and leadership solutions provider Korn Ferry has been selected by the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS) to lead its search for a new executive director. Senior client partner Michael Kennedy is heading the assignment. The pension fund’s previous executive director, John Watson, recently stepped down and legislative and policy coordinator Ronda Stegmann is leading the $8.1 billion

RETS Associates Residential Real Estate
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RETS Associates Enters Residential Real Estate Sector

Despite setbacks in certain locales, the real estate industry has bounced back from many of its problems in recent years. But a dire need for executive talent in the field still remains. In particular demand, recruiters say, are executives who survived the last downturn and who now have a vision for better times ahead. To

WilsonHCG Appoints Leader of Executive Search Offering

Global talent solutions provider WilsonHCG has added Jonathan Edwards to its leadership team as vice president of executive search. He will be responsible for leading the organization’s global executive search efforts, talent development and continuous process improvement to cultivate the company’s global offering. “We are very pleased to welcome Jonathan to WilsonHCG in such a pivotal

Amrop Expands Leadership Consulting Team

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 74 offices in 52 countries throughout Asia, EMEA, continues to be in growth mode. It recently added Francis Lam as senior partner in Shanghai, spearheading the firm’s leadership consulting practice in China. Amrop defines leadership assessment / consulting as a structured, comprehensive and objective evaluation of current competences and

Why American Workers Remain Confident

Led by significant increases in perceived likelihood of a promotion and perceived likelihood of a raise, American workers’ confidence increased for the fifth consecutive quarter, according to the national Worker Confidence Index, a survey of U.S. workers from HRO Today Magazine and talent and outsourcing company Yoh. The index gauges workers’ perceptions of the four

The Tolan Group Recruits CEO for Elwyn

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. This has led to an increased need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector. The latest: The Tolan Group, a member of the Sanford Rose Associates network, has placed

Fogler Consulting Finds Head Basketball Coach for Ohio State

Executive search firm Fogler Consulting has recruited Chris Holtmann as the 14th head men’s basketball coach of Ohio State University. He replaces Thad Matta. Last year’s team missed the NCAA tournament after finishing 17–15. It was Mr. Matta’s first Ohio State team not to win at least 20 games. The Buckeyes, however, clearly felt it was time to go

Jobplex Names Leader of Atlanta Office

Jobplex, the Chicago-based partner company of DHR International, has expanded with the addition of Mark Mayleben as partner and leader of its Atlanta office. He was brought aboard to be a catalyst in the company’s growing apparel, consumer goods, food and beverage, leisure, and retail sectors. With deep expertise and experience leading senior executive searches across

IMD International Adds Partner in Czech Republic and Slovakia

With assignments increasingly coming in from around the globe, executive recruiters are developing new practices, hiring recruiters, and opening new locations. While the uptick in business has proven to be good for virtually every search firm, global recruiting consortiums seem well-placed and well-anchored to take advantage of some geographic areas that once seemed to be

Hiring Pace Accelerates Heading Into Summer

U.S. employers expect hiring to pick up in the third quarter, with 24 percent planning to add staff between July and September. According to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup, employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors expect headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain political climate continues to

Korn Ferry Recruits CEO for J. Crew

Korn Ferry has assisted apparel retailer J. Crew in placing James Brett as its chief executive officer. A leader with more than 25 years of retail experience, Mr. Brett most recently served as president of specialty home furnishing company West Elm, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio. He will assume the CEO position in July, succeeding Millard

Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette Recruits Chief Librarian for Ryerson University

Nova Scotia-headquartered executive search firm Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette has assisted Ryerson University with the appointment of Carol Shepstone as its new chief librarian. Anna Stuart, managing partner and leader of the firm’s academic search practice, led the search. Ms. Shepstone has been working in academic libraries for more than 18 years. As university librarian at

Heidrick & Struggles Names Head of Leadership Consulting for Americas

Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Andrew LeSueur as head of leadership consulting in the Americas. He will continue to support his executive search clients and the industrial and supply chain practices as he transitions into his new role. “Andrew’s success in accelerating the performance of our clients will bring immense value to our leadership consulting business as

TRANSEARCH Opens Office in Bulgaria

TRANSEARCH International is continuing its expansion with the opening of an office in Sofia, Bulgaria. Krasen Vladimirov will lead the new office as managing partner of TRANSEARCH Bulgaria. Mr. Vladimirov has more than 15 years of experience in human resources and operational executive leadership positions and focuses on technology, professional and financial services. He has previously worked as

Human Capital Consultants Places Chief People Officer for ONE Campaign

Human Capital Consultants, LLC has placed Anchal Gupta as chief people officer for ONE Campaign, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy and campaigning organization. The search was led by senior search consultant Katherine Emery. “Anchal Gupta has over 15 years of HR experience in the international non-profit arena, including advocacy environments and with organizations with a large population

Koya Leadership Partners and Neumann Executive Search Merge

Since the start of the year, the search industry has seen a number of mergers. Some involve national expansion, while others are about global reach. Many of the consolidations provide greater solution possibilities for customers who want a full suite of talent management services. The latest: Koya Leadership Partners is merging Neumann Executive Search Partners

Chelsea Partners and Reffett Associates Place USA Swimming CEO

Chelsea Partners and Reffett Associates have assisted USA Swimming in selecting Timothy Hinchey as its president and CEO. He becomes the organization’s third leader, replacing the late Chuck Wielgus. The search was led by Andy Knox, managing director at Los Angeles-based Chelsea Partners, and Bill Reffett, managing partner at Reffett Associates in Seattle. The USA Swimming shootout was

Search Firms In Europe Continue to Make Acquisitions

Belgian-based search firm Pauwels Consulting has acquired healthcare and life sciences recruiters Vandycke & Partners and its sister company Mediconsult. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The combined firm now has more than 490 employees in the fields of life sciences, engineering and IT. For more than 27 years, Vandycke & Partners has

Calibrate Legal to Offer Search, Leadership, Marketing Services

Johnson Executive Search has announced the launch of its parent company, Calibrate Legal. The organization will be comprised of three main areas of service: executive search, which will be JJES’ purview; a leadership council; and marketing operations. “Calibrate Legal’s expanded mission is to connect the right people, ideas and information to position our law-firm clients at

Work-Life Balance Matters, But Does It Matter Most?

Work-life balance is an increasingly critical ingredient in deciding where to work, according to a newly released study by Randstad, the staffing and recruitment company. That factor was considered important to 45 percent of individuals surveyed from around the world, making it the third highest priority in sizing up would-be employers. Work-life balance moves up

Ventura Partners Lands New CEO for Boa Technology

Executive search firm Ventura Partners has recruited Shawn Neville as chief executive officer of Boa Technology Inc. Bob Damon, a partner at Ventura, led the assignment. Mr. Neville joins Boa following his tenure as CEO and chairman of the footwear company Aerosoles Group. He began his career at Procter & Gamble and Visa USA. His career

Cook Silverman Seeking Advancement Leader for California State Parks Foundation

Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been selected by the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) to lead its search for a director of advancement. Victoria L. Silverman, co-founder of Cook Silverman, is heading the assignment. The advancement leader reports directly to the executive director. The individual is expected to work with the board, staff and

RISE Talent and Sports Trade Group Join Forces

In an effort to tap into more sports-and-fitness related clients, executive search firm RISE Talent Acquisition announced that it has formed a partnership with the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), a Silver Springs, MD-based trade group. “The partnership is a long-term working relationship where RISE Talent Acquisition is born from the industry, and works

Signium Names Practice Group Leaders

Executive search firm Signium U.K. has named Paul Surridge as global head of leadership consulting and Dominique Graham global head of legal and professional services. Mr. Surridge takes over the position from Kin Chong U, who remains with the firm as managing partner of Signium Management Consulting. Mr. Surridge is an experienced management consultant, specializing in talent and

Baby Boomers, Millennials and the Value of Mentorship

Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers in the U.S. as the largest living generation, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Defined as those born roughly between 1983 and 2000, Millennials are poised to make up a majority of the global workforce by 2020. One result has been increased mentoring between Millennials and Baby

DHR International Places Chief Procurement Officer at Tata Motors

On the heels of finding Tata Motors’ new CEO, DHR International has recruited former Ford executive Tom Flack as chief procurement officer for the company. He will report directly to CEO Guenter Butschek. Frank Smeekes, DHR’s European managing director, led the assignment. “I am more than happy with the performance of Frank Smeekes and the DHR

Russell Reynolds Associates Places First Non-Jesuit President at Fairfield University

A number of top schools around the country are looking for high-profile leaders to take them into the future. In most cases, executive recruiting firms have had a hand in some aspect of the search and selection process. Fairfield University recently named Mark R. Nemec, Ph.D., as its ninth president, the first non-Jesuit to lead the school. Assisting with the

DF Brown & Associates Keeps It a Family Affair With New Hire

Lawrenceville, GA-based DF Brown & Associates has expanded with the addition of Garrett Brown as vice president and principal. It’s a move that the 19-year-old executive search firm is touting as the arrival of a “second generation” of leadership since Mr. Brown’s father, David, is its founder. In addition to more than 10 years of

PRAXI Alliance Adds Member Firm in Madrid

Global search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search has added Madrid-based executive search firm Development Systems SA as a member firm. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, with more than 30 countries and 70 offices worldwide. Development Systems serves clients in Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Mexico and Chile. The firm is led by CEO

Papa John’s Pizza Enlists Pollard Search Group to Find CMO

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, a chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, according to recruiters. But executive search firms are having no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. The latest instance: Papa John’s Pizza

Nolan Partners Drafts CEO for British Swimming

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games on the horizon, executive search firm Nolan Partners has assisted British Swimming in the placement of Jack Buckner as chief executive officer. He succeeds David Sparkes, who retired after 23 years with the organizations. Partner Andy Taylor led the search. Mr. Buckner, who is currently CEO of

Savannah Group Launched by Former Boyden U.K. Team

The U.K. office of global search firm Boyden has launched a new executive search and interim management business called Savannah Group. The firm said that companies increasingly want to support and enhance their in-house capabilities by aligning them with specific parts of the search process. “In the last 12 months, we have spent a lot of

Witt/Kieffer Names Co-Leaders of Healthcare Practice

Recruiter Witt/Kieffer has named Paul Bohne and Donna Padilla as co-leads of the firm’s healthcare practice, effective July 1. They succeed Andrew P. Chastain, who was promoted to CEO in March. “Our work helps strengthen and improve communities by helping build successful, thriving healthcare organizations,” said Mr. Bohne. “Alongside Donna and with our outstanding team, we plan to continue

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