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Hanold Associates Places Toni Spinazzola CHRO Harvard Maintenance
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Hanold Associates Places CHRO at Harvard Maintenance

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers (CHRO) and other senior level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs. Why such pent up demand for top flight

Korn Ferry Names Mark Broer Co-Leader Global Pharmaceutical
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Korn Ferry Names Co-Leader of Global Pharmaceutical Search Practice

Korn Ferry has expanded with the addition of Mark Broer as senior client partner in its global life sciences practice and managing director of pharmaceuticals where he will co-lead the global pharmaceutical sector. He will work in both the firm’s Zurich and London offices. “We are pleased to have Mark join our global life sciences

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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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Bob Murray & Associates Launches Search for San Diego Police 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 need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale, complexity

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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?

Timothy Hayes Joins JBK Associates
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Former Bayer Executive Joins JBK Associates

In recent months, executive search firms have been plucking talent for their own ranks from a wide array of corporate sectors. The latest: Former Bayer executive Timothy Hayes has joined New Jersey-based JBK Associates International as managing director of consumer and leadership services. He will oversee the firm’s executive search business in the consumer sector and head leadership

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Social Media Continues to Play Big Role in Recruiting

New research from Totaljobs Group has revealed that three quarters (74 percent) of interviewers will check candidates’ social media as part of their interview preparation. This is in contrast to the expectations of candidates, however, as only a third (36 percent) expect their social media to be screened, meaning many could be caught short online.

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Shelli Herman and Associates Begins CFO Search for Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has retained Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates to find its next chief financial officer. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, will lead the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA is seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum,

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Caldwell Partners Lands Chief Marketing Officer for ADP

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International recently recruited

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Parker + Lynch Legal Names Managing Director of Retained Search

Special Counsel, a full-service provider of legal staffing and eDiscovery solutions, has announced that its executive search division, Parker + Lynch Legal, has named Lisa Goldstein as managing director of retained search. In her new role, Ms. Goldstein will focus on helping corporate legal departments improve business processes, functionality and diversity by filling key positions, including

EMA Partners Opens in Dubai A Ramachandran
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EMA Partners Opens in Dubai As Middle East Expansion Continues

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new partner office in Dubai, expanding its presence in the Middle East. The office will be led by A Ramachandran (Rama). Mr. Rama is managing partner of EMA Partners UAE. He has 10 years of experience in executive search and serves concurrently as senior

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Employers Looking to Add Workers in Fourth Quarter; Wages Rising

Whether you are looking for permanent employment or a seasonal gig around the holidays, CareerBuilder‘s Q4 2017 Job Forecast predicts an uptick in both jobs and pay. Forty three percent of employers said they plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the fourth quarter, up from 34 percent last year, and 73 percent plan to

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Utah and Louisville Tap R. William Funk Associates for President Searches

College and universities across the countries are facing new and growing challenges. Financial woes, enrollment concerns, and debates over free speech, among other issues, are all keeping leadership at institutions of higher learning on edge these days. For some schools, survival is even on the line. Recruitment of the right leaders, and choosing a search

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Southerland Partners Leading CEO Search for Medical Center Hospital

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Republicans in Washington, D.C. may deliver. This has

Lois L. Lindauer Searches appointed Deb Taft CEO
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Lois L. Lindauer Searches Names New CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Lois L. Lindauer Searches (LLLS) has appointed Deb Taft as its new CEO. The carefully planned changeover comes as the firm celebrates its 20th anniversary. Chosen by founder Lois

Greenwich Harbor Partners Opens in San Francisco
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Greenwich Harbor Partners Opens in San Francisco

Fifty two percent of San Francisco Bay Area executives say it is “somewhat” or “very challenging” to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions, according to the San Francisco Bay Area Professional Employment Forecast from Robert Half. Seventy-seven percent of hiring managers plan to hire for open roles in the next six months. Recruiters say highly skilled

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Want to Enhance Employability? Refresh Your Skills

Ninety percent of global respondents to a recent Randstad Workmonitor survey said that regularly refreshing skills and competencies will enhance employability. Seventy one percent, in fact, reported that they have done so within the past year. This belief was highest in China (98 percent) and lowest in the Netherlands (67 percent). On average, 74 percent

Higher Talent Names Mindy Cohen President
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Higher Talent Names President

Non-profit executive recruiters Higher Talent has appointed Mindy Cohen as president and managing partner. Ms. Cohen has been instrumental in establishing the firm’s dedication to educational institutions and non-profits across the country over the past 15 years. She has recruited senior executives, nationally and internationally, for non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, public/private partnerships and

HVS Executive Search Linda Chadwick CEO Rita’s Franchise Company
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HVS Executive Search Finds New Leader for Rita’s Franchise Company

HVS Executive Search has placed Linda Chadwick as CEO and president of Rita’s Franchise Company. Ms. Chadwick comes to the Trevose, PA-based Italian ice and frozen custard chain from Dessange Group North America. The search, conducted for Argosy Private Equity and MTN Capital Partners LLC, was led by HVS Executive Search CEO Court Williams and

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Alford Executive Search Finds New Leader for International Music Foundation

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Among them, Alford Executive Search recently placed Mark Riggleman as executive director of the International Music Foundation (IMF) in Chicago. Ann Murray, the current executive director, is retiring after 26 years. Mr. Riggleman brings more than

Catalyst Advisors Adds Partner Arnaldo De Lisio London
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Catalyst Advisors Adds New Partner

Persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill-sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies for the foreseeable future, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook on life sciences.  Navigating this new world of work requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent and human

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Why Leadership is Key to Making Diversity and Inclusion Plans Work

Committed leadership, from the top down, is the key to companies having effective diversity and inclusion strategies, according to a newly released report by Russell Reynolds Associates. The survey, “Diversity and Inclusion Pulse: 2017 Leader’s Guide,” illuminates the challenges that businesses face and steps leaders can take to achieve D&I success. “Our new research shows

McCormick Group recruited Michelle Schlafer COO REMADE
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The McCormick Group Finds COO for REMADE

Arlington, VA-headquartered executive search firm The McCormick Group has recruited Michelle Schlafer as chief operating officer of the Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute. Principal Tim Ward led the assignment. Ms. Schlafer has worked in a variety of leadership positions for Xerox Corp. over the past 24 years. Most recently, she served as a global program manager,

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CES Partners Leading CEO Search for AHIMA

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has enlisted Chicago-based executive search firm CES Partners to lead a nationwide search to find its next CEO. Barry Cesafsky, president and CEO of the recruitment firm, is spearheading the assignment. A search committee has been established, which includes past AHIMA board members and members of the association’s community. The

Dr. Gabriele Ghini new Milan office ZRG Partners
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ZRG Partners Continues Expansion

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has continued its aggressive expansion with the opening of a new office in Milan and the appointment of a new global practice leader for its non-profit and education sector. Dr. Gabriele Ghini will open the Milan office. He will be a member of the firm’s industrial and

Harvey Nash Acquires Crimson Limited
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Harvey Nash Acquires Crimson Limited

Acquisitions continue to make news in the executive search industry. In one of the latest, London-based search firm Harvey Nash has acquired Crimson Limited. Crimson, founded in 2000, is a U.K.-based IT solutions and recruitment company that specializes in digital and technology transformation solutions as well as offering a full range of IT recruitment services. Under the terms

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Jobs Report Falls Short of Expectations

For the first time in seven years employers lost 33,000 jobs last month, but the U.S. unemployment rate still fell to 4.2 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. During September, the number of workers unemployed declined by 331,000 to 6.8 million. Economists had forecast that payrolls would increase by 80,000 jobs last month

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SearchWide Leading CEO Hunt for Visit Syracuse

Executive recruiting firm SearchWide has been retained by Visit Syracuse, a tourism promotion organization, to find its new CEO. Vice president Kellie Henderson is leading the search. Visit Syracuse focuses on building the tourism industry for Syracuse and Onondaga County, NY. It is an affiliate of CenterState CEO, an economic development group for central New York state,

Simon Pollock & Co Opens in UK
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Simon Pollock & Co Opens to Serve Media & Entertainment Sectors

An array of new recruiting firms have opened around the world this year. The latest: Industry veteran Simon Pollock has launched Simon Pollock & Co in London, specializing in senior level executive search in global media and entertainment. Mr. Pollack most recently served as head of the media & entertainment practice at Heidrick & Struggles.

Risch Group Recruits Jason Emerson CFO Dynasty Financial Partners
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The Risch Group Recruits CFO for Dynasty Financial Partners

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment teams busier than ever. In one of the most recent cases, New York-based executive search firm The Risch Group  placed Jason Emerson as CFO of Dynasty Financial Partners. Mr. Emerson will be based in the firm’s New

Lucas Group Expands IT Practice In New York

Executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded with the addition of Marc Wilder as a managing partner and leader for the firm’s information technology division in New York City. He will help meet the increased demands of clients and candidates in the New York tri-state market. “We are thrilled to have Marc lead the team with his positive attitude, wealth

Despite Economic Uncertainty, Recruiters Optimistic About 2017

More than 75 percent of recruiting firms met or exceeded their revenue goals for 2016, according to a new Bullhorn recruiting trends report. Going into 2017, the report concluded that the vast majority of recruiting professionals remain bullish, despite swelling threats of global economic uncertainty and talent shortages. Compared to last year, recruiting professionals said they expected

Miller Black Tapped by Hilton Foundation to Recruit VP Talent & Culture

Executive search firm Miller Black Associates has been retained by the Agoura Hills, CA-based Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to lead its search for a vice president of talent and culture. Managing director Joanna Miller is leading the assignment. Reporting to the organization’s president and CEO, the VP of talent and culture is the highest ranking human resources officer position

Indiana Bar Association Taps Waverly Partners for Next Leader

Executive search firm Waverly Partners has been retained by the Indiana State Bar Association to lead its search for a new executive director. Current leader Tom Pyrz, who has been with the organization for over 21 years, will retire later this year. Managing directors and principals Joel Epstein and B. Harrison Turnbull are leading the assignment. The executive

La Fosse Associates Opens First U.S. Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates has opened its first U.S. office based in Santa Monica, the hub of Los Angeles’ thriving tech and digital sector, where it is already engaged in a number of assignments for organizations ranging from early stage start-ups to global concerns. Tom Vaughan, who heads-up the new location, will be responsible for

Women In Leadership Opens In Australia

Veteran executive recruiter Jacqueline Lehmann has launched Women In Leadership International in Australia to focus on diversity recruiting for executive general management, marketing & sales, commercial and operations positions. The firm will deliberately set its sights on traditionally male dominated industries, including automotive, logistics & supply chain, and the utilities sectors. Women In Leadership will also work within sectors

U.S. Economy Continues Expansion With Hourly Employees

Hourly workers continue to be a major driver of the U.S. economy. According to recent research released by LinkedIn and job board Snagajob, there are currently 78 million hourly workers in the U.S. comprising 59 percent of the entire country’s workforce. Yet, there are very few resources dedicated to helping hourly workers get jobs and advance

Fairway Consulting Group Recruits CEO for Cue Biopharma

Executive search firm Fairway Consulting Group has placed Daniel Passeri as president and CEO at Cue Biopharma, a start-up company whose mission is to develop drugs that can command and control a select T cell response. Dan Gold, president and global head of the R&D recruiting practice at Fairway, led the assignment. “First and foremost, Cue Biopharma was

Management Consultants for the Arts Begins Hunt for Music Leader

Stamford, CT-based executive search firm Management Consultants for the Arts has been selected by Music of the Baroque (MOB) in Chicago to lead its search for a new executive director. After an 18-year tenure, Karen Fishman has decided to retire as MOB’s executive director in June. Partner David Mallette and managing director Louise Kane are leading the assignment.

Boyden Expands Atlanta Office

Executive search firm Boyden has expanded its staff in Atlanta with the addition of Steve Nilsen as a partner. Mr. Nilsen brings expertise in global marketing and executive search. Most recently, he was a partner with recruiting firm SSi-SEARCH, where he specialized in the placement of C-level executives in the consumer and healthcare sectors. Prior to

Leaders Trust Expands Search Staff In France and Mexico

Executive search firm Leaders Trust International has added Pierre-Yves Stintzy as a partner in France and Rogelio Salcedo Villacampa as a partner in Mexico. Mr. Stintzy, who joins the firm’s Paris office, will focus on industrial operations, supply chain, procurement and real estate search assignments. Before joining Leaders Trust, he had been a managing partner and led boutique executive search

Top Recruiter Says These 8 Skills Will Keep You Competitive

One thing executive recruiters know inside and out are skill sets. Whether they look at soft skills or hard skills when they review any candidate’s ability to perform a job, this is the one area they look at more closely than anything else. Soft skills are interpersonal, or people oriented. Recruiters say these are the most

Caldwell Partners Assists St. Boniface Hospital In CEO Placement

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has assisted the St. Boniface Hospital’s board of directors in the appointment of Dr. Bruce Roe as its next chief executive officer. Harry Parslow, leader Caldwell’s healthcare, education, government & associations search practice, led the assignment. Dr. Roe had been acting president and CEO since 2015 following the death of hospital president Dr. Michel Tétreault.

ManpowerGroup Acquires Ciber’s Spain Business

ManpowerGroup has signed a purchase agreement with Ciber, Inc., a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company, to acquire its business in Spain. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The deal builds on ManpowerGroup’s already established business in Spain. Since 1988, ManpowerGroup Spain has offered workforce solutions across its five brands — Manpower, Experis, ManpowerGroup Solutions,

Here Are Some Talent Management Trends Transforming HR

Executives continue to say that their organizations cannot succeed without assertive HR leaders who can take a strong stance on talent issues and use relevant facts, including data analytics, to deliver an informed point of view. This makes understanding current talent management trends essential for HR leaders everywhere. Marc Effron, founder of non-profit HR networking

Ventura Partners Recruits President for Zildjian

Executive search firm Ventura Partners has recruited John Stephans as president of the Zildjian Company. He will report directly to chief executive officer Craigie Zildjian. Bob Damon, a partner at Ventura, led the assignment. Mr. Stephans is the former CEO of IdeaPaint. Earlier in his career, he held a series of senior level marketing and sales positions with Gillette,

Diversified Search Names HR Practice Co-Leader

Executive search firm Diversified Search has appointed veteran recruiter Chris Berger to co-lead its human resources practice with managing director Judy Boreham. With more than 25 years in human resources executive search, Mr. Berger most recently was co-founder of Connecticut-based search boutique RomanoBerger LLC, where he worked alongside partner Darren Romano. They collectively completed hundreds of

Credit Union Resources Recruits Richfield-Bloomington CEO

Executive search firm Credit Union Resources has placed Gregory Worthen as chief executive officer of the Richfield-Bloomington Credit Union (RBCU) in Houston. Mr. Worthen’s 20-plus years of bank and credit union experience, and over 15 years of senior management experience, is expected to be a valuable asset to the executive team at the $270 million

Toft Group Expands Leadership Team

Executive search firm Toft Group Executive Search has added Lucy Lu to its leadership team as senior vice president. She will support Toft Group’s entrepreneurial client base in northern California. Ms. Lu previously served as chief commercial officer for iNDx Lifecare Inc., a point-of-care diagnostic startup, and SVP of corporate and business development at Crescendo Bioscience. She previously

Four HR Roles That Matter Most

Chief executives increasingly recognize the positive impact that HR can have on talent attraction and retention, setting company culture, and defending the bottom line. Consequently, they are demanding more and more from their top C-suite HR leaders, particularly chief talent officers and CHROs, who are responding by elevating their functional performance to deliver more for

Search Firms Strengthen Industrial Practices By Turning to Rivals

Korn Ferry has added Patrick Walsh to its global industrial search practice. He will be based in the company’s Minneapolis office. Mr. Walsh joins Korn Ferry from Spencer Stuart, where he was a leader and significant contributor to the firm’s growth in Minneapolis and the industrial market worldwide. Focused on recruiting board directors, general management leaders and financial

Bradbury Miller Leading CEO Search for Enoch Pratt Free Library

Executive search firm Bradbury Miller Associates, formerly known as Gossage Sager Associates, has been retained by Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Dan Bradbury, Bradbury Miller managing partner, is leading the assignment. The library’s CEO is one of the most historically significant librarian positions in the country.

CPS HR Consulting Finds New Leader for the Coastal Commission

Executive search firm CPS HR Consulting has placed Jack Ainsworth as executive director of the Coastal Commission. In his new role, he will lead the agency in its continuing mission to protect and enhance the California coast. Mr. Ainsworth is the commission’s fifth executive director in four decades and will lead a current staff of 156 people

Stanton Chase Creates New Leadership Team In India

Four Stanton Chase executives have stepped up to lead the firm’s push into India: Amit Agarwal, Ashwini Prakash, Mala Chawla, and Sripad KN. They will share ownership and leadership responsibilities across the country. The four consultants will play a hands-on role in originating and executing searches. Their pan-India, multi-sector experience will connect their extensive networks on a

Employees Will be Easy to Lose and Hard to Hire in 2017

It’s become clear over the last several years that the job market has been not only recovering, but transitioning. Consequently, the latest changes wrought have given way to an entirely new type of candidate profile, report recruiters from the field. Interestingly, working professionals themselves are leading the way — and they’ve become all too aware

Young Mayden Tapped by New York State Bar to Find New Leader

Executive search firm Young Mayden was recently retained by the New York State Bar Association to lead its search for a new executive director. Pamela McDevitt is expected to be named to the post within the next few days. Search firm founder Barbara Mayden, who specializes in executive searches for the legal community, led the assignment. The executive director is

Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for Autodesk

Autodesk has tapped executive search and leadership solutions firm Egon Zehnder to find its next chief executive officer. Carl Bass is stepping down after serving for more than a decade as the 3D software company’s CEO. Mr. Bass’ resignation occurs less than a year after the company made a deal with two of its activist investors to change things up. As

JM Search Expands Into Seattle and Los Angeles

JM Search, a senior level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, continues to expand its footprint across the U.S., this time to Seattle and Los Angeles. The expansion is being led by Kevin Kernan, a former software executive and executive recruiter who joined the firm as a partner in 2016.

Frazer Jones Opens In Milan

Executive search firm Frazer Jones, part of The SR Group, has opened a new office in Milan. This will be the SR Group’s second offering in Italy following its Taylor Root subsidiary launch in early 2016. Frazer Jones will focus on the HR market in Italy and will also take on searches in Southern Europe. The team will

Noetic Search Lands CEO for Duke of Edinburgh Foundation

Noetic Search has recruited Elizabeth Higgins-Beard as chief executive officer of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation – USA. The organization promotes a prestigious U.K.-based personal development award for youth around the world. Rhyan Zweifler, president of the Chicago recruitment firm, led the assignment. Ms. Higgins-Beard will be responsible for leading and managing the award in the U.S. Based in Chicago, her main focus will be to scale and raise awareness

ZRG Partners Expands In Seattle, Calgary and Frankfurt

Executive search firm ZRG Partners continues to be in growth mode. The firm recently named Allen Brady and Peter Gremillion as managing directors its industrial practice group as well as Jill Schofield as managing director and head of its global mining practice. In addition to his industrial experience, Mr. Brady will add sector depth to ZRG’s aerospace and defense team providing West

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