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Penrhyn Launches Global Consumer, Retail and Luxury Practice Group

Penrhyn International, a global network of executive search firms, has launched a global consumer, retail and luxury practice group. It will be led by Cynthia Labonté, partner at Leaders International, a pan-Canadian executive search firm. This new practice comprising prominent search experts in the consumer, retail and luxury goods field was created to help dynamic organizations find

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de JAGER Executive Search and Consultus Join Forces

Australian-headquartered de JAGER Executive Search and Consultus have recently merged. “Together, we now offer a strengthened and broadened service offering to both our existing and prospective clients,” said Kris de Jager, founder and managing director of de JAGER Executive Search. “With the addition of Tony Parkin’s specialist skills to the de JAGER team, we now offer executive

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

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

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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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Stanton Chase Opens New Office in Raleigh

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

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Why Trust is the Most Critical Ingredient to a Successful Search

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

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeks CEO for Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority

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

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

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

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Cejka Executive Search Names President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments in the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Cejka Executive Search named Paul Esselman as president. Mr. Esselman, who has served as the firm’s senior executive vice president and managing director since 2005, has more than 20 years of

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Morgan Hunt Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

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

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Spencer Stuart Acquires Several Business Units of Aon

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

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Myers McRae Finds 23rd President for Judson College

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

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Crawfordconnect Seeks Executive Director for Autism, Neurodevelopmental Disorder Group

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

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ManpowerGroup Posts Nine Percent Revenue Decline

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

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Kennedy Executive Search Adds Unterberger & Partner as Member Firm

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

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Recruiters Find New Ways to Add Value for Clients

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

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Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Sports Recruiting Practice

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

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Slone Partners Finds CEO for Epic Sciences

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

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Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Myers Industries

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

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Search Solution Group Promotes Three to Key Roles

Staffing and recruitment firm Search Solution Group has promoted three members of its team to key roles within the organization. Eric Fehr becomes vice president of operations. Josh Mangum was named senior director of corporate strategy. And Ashley Goldberg was chosen to lead the contract staffing group and was appointed president of the staffing division.

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Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for the San Francisco 49ers

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Alex Chang as chief marketing officer of the San Francisco 49ers. Managing director Diana Busino led the search along with recruiter Allie Crone. The 49ers wanted a proven marketing leader with a

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Korn Ferry Lands CEO for Recording Academy

Following an extensive search, Korn Ferry has recruited Deborah Dugan, CEO of the non-profit AIDS organization RED, to succeed Neil Portnow as the Recording Academy’s president and CEO. The board now must approve her compensation package before the appointment becomes official. Reportedly, Ms. Dugan is expected to commence her new role in July. Ms. Dugan has been New York City-based RED’s CEO

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Spencer Stuart Finds Board Members for MEDNAX Inc.

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Carlos A. Migoya and Michael A. Rucker to stand for election to the board of directors at MEDNAX Inc., a publicly traded health solutions partner specializing in neonatology, anesthesiology, radiology, maternal-fetal medicine, other pediatric services and management services. While conducting the searches, Spencer Stuart evaluated the board’s composition and identified additional director

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Russell Reynolds Associates Adds Former BP HR Leader to Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives and other top corporate executives looking for a career change. Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates recently named veteran HR executive Helena Fyda as a consultant in the firm’s corporate officers’ practice. Based in Houston, Ms. Fyda will work closely with C-suite-level executives to help drive

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EMA Partners Opens New Office in Colombia

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. Recently, EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, strengthened its presence

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Why Your Board Needs a CHRO

Few would argue against the vital importance of a strong business strategy in establishing direction and planning growth for a company. Strategy, however, represents only half the formula for corporate success. Without a forward-looking human resources plan – a subset of the business strategy designed to maintain and engage the people required to execute the

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Academic Search Seeks President for Athens State University

In a search spearheaded by education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search, Athens State University in Alabama has narrowed the choices for its next president to four finalists. Senior consultants John W. Garland and Eric Richtmyer are leading the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based search firm. The school’s previous president, Robert Glenn, resigned last year to accept the

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Morris & Berger Recruits CEO for World of Children

The non-profit sector is one of the fastest growing areas within executive search today. Recently, Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, placed Stefaan Poortman as executive director of World of Children in Irvine, CA. “After conducting a nationwide executive search, it is an honor and a privilege to welcome Stefaan

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20/20 Foresight Names Leader of New York Offices

Chicago-based 20/20 Foresight Executive Search and 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing have announced the appointment of Rebecca Wilson as managing director, leading the sister companies’ New York offices. Ms. Wilson has more than 25 years experience working for top financial services companies specializing in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing. She previously held senior roles with Citibank, First USA Bank (acquired

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,

HVS Executive Search Names Business Heads

HVS Executive Search has named Chris Mumford as president of Europe, Middle East & Africa and David Mansbach as president of the Americas. Mr. Mumford will be based in London and specializes in executive search and compensation consulting for clients in the hospitality industry. Mr. Mansbach will head the firm’s New York office and specialize

Vetted Solutions Completes Search for DIA

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has placed Angela Palmieri as worldwide director of strategic communications at the Drug Information Association (DIA). Ms. Palmieri was previously the director, communications, established products business unit at Pfizer. DIA is a neutral, nonprofit, global, professional association of nearly 18,000 members who work in every facet of

Frazer Jones Announces Expansion

Global HR recruiter Frazer Jones has named Carys Owen to its commerce & industry team in the U.K. Ms. Owen brings almost 20 years of experience within operational HR and HR recruitment across a range of sectors. She previously spent 10 years with global recruitment business Hays Human Resources. Mark Brewer, founding partner of Frazer

StepStone Acquires Totaljobs Group

StepStone, a London-based provider of human capital management solutions, has acquired Totaljobs Group. Totaljobs Group, with headquarters in London, was founded in 1999 and employs a staff of over 340 people, operating a total of seven job boards. Rob Perkins, founder and CEO of Totaljobs Group, stated: “I am delighted by this move. Integrating Totaljobs

Glasford International Adds Member in Australia

Glasford International has added Chandler Woods Executive Search as its newest member firm in Australia. Chandler Woods is a management services practice committed to providing clients with HR support. The firm is led by John Irwin, and operates from offices in Sydney and Canberra. “Australia is a model of economic sustainability and growth, and we

Preston | Reffett Recruits CFO for K-VA-T Food Stores

Executive search firm Preston | Reffett, LLC has placed Michael Lockard as senior vice president and chief financial officer at K-VA-T Food Stores, responsible for all finance and accounting operations, as well as information services and technology. Mr. Lockard brings over 20 years of finance and accounting experience from Wal-Mart and UPS. Jennifer McCorey, managing

Witt/Kieffer Adds to Boston Office

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has added Lisa J. Flavin to its Boston office. Ms. Flavin brings more than 15 years of executive search experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical and research and development industries. She engages in CEO and other senior executive searches for life sciences organizations, academic medical centers, hospitals and health systems. Prior to

Howgate Sable Joins InterSearch Worldwide

U.K.-based Howgate Sable has joined InterSearch Worldwide as its newest member firm. Howgate Sable, with offices in London and Manchester, was founded in 1987 and delivers board level and senior specialist executive searches across a wide range of industry sectors. “Howgate Sable partners take personal charge of every search, drawing on their intimate knowledge of

Fairfield Partners Places VP Sales at HealthTeacher

Fairfield Partners, a Norwalk, Conn-based executive search firm specializing in technology and consumer products markets, has placed Frank Garland as the vice president of sales at HealthTeacher, an interactive healthcare company focused on the health literacy of our nation’s youth. Mr. Garland was previously the chief operating officer of HighSchoolSports.net. Fairfield Partners focuses on the

TribeHR Expands HR Services

TribeHR, a social human resources software suite, has expanded its online service to support company values and social goals. TribeHR’s new release expands its award-winning suite in order to better help organizations develop and support a strong workplace culture. TribeHR’s latest release allows a company to document, showcase and reinforce its guiding principles and core

CTPartners Appoints Vice Chairman In CEO And Board Practice

CTPartners has added Charles H. King as a vice chairman in the firm’s CEO & board practice in New York. Mr. King will lead CEO recruiting and succession assignments for large public companies. Mr. King joins CTPartners from Korn/Ferry International where he served as managing director, global board services for the last 11 years. Brian

Page Personnel Expands in Canada

Page Personnel, a division of recruiting firm Michael Page International plc, has expanded its global operations by establishing a team based in Toronto dedicated to serving the Canadian staffing market. Drawing from nearly a decade of specialist recruitment experience in Canada under the Michael Page banner, Page Personnel will provide specialized staffing solutions across accounting

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