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AGB Search Seeking President for University of Nebraska

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Cejka Executive Search Recruits CEO for KidsPeace

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Talengo Launches Venture Capital Service; Elects President of Advisory Board

Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo has launched a line of services specializing in venture capital funds whose objective is “to help this sector to face the challenges posed by the need to focus on the talent of the management teams of your companies,” the firm notes. Talengo’s offer includes services that cover the three fundamental phases of the


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DHR International Strengthens Atlanta Office

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Diversified Search Posts 29 Percent Q2 Revenue Gain

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Korn Ferry Names Partner in Mumbai

Korn/Ferry International has named Avdesh Mittal as senior client partner and regional leader of the firm's digital media sector. Based in Korn/Ferry's Mumbai office, Mr. Mittal will focus on the communications, media and entertainment sectors in India and will also be a core member of the firm's consumer and technology markets. Before joining Korn/Ferry, Mr.

Boyden Adds to San Francisco Office

Boyden has added Lori Christiansen as managing director in its San Francisco office. Ms. Christiansen will play a key role in recruitment of senior executive and functional leader roles in global companies as well as in early-stage private equity and venture-backed firms. She previously was biotech practice leader and vice president of the biopharma practice

TalentFusion Acquires Augustine

TalentFusion, a provider of recruitment process outsourcing services, has acquired RPO specialist Augustine, Inc. Augustine was founded in 1998 as an early pure play RPO company. Since their inception, Augustine has enjoyed a strong thought leader position and a solid track record of recruitment excellence and financial performance. David Pollard, TalentFusion president and CEO, said:

JDG Associates to Lead VP of HR Search for CNA

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has been retained by CNA to lead in its search for a new vice president of human resources. Founded 70 years ago, CNA is a not-for-profit research and consulting organization. JDG Associates, founded by Joseph DeGioia, has been serving the executive recruitment needs of Fortune 1000 corporations, associations and

Caliber Associates Adds New VP to Staff

Life sciences-focused recruiting firm Caliber Associates has added Bolyn Hubby, Ph.D., as vice president. Dr. Hubby brings 10 years of industry experience across a wide range of functional areas. He previously served as the executive director of vaccines at Liquidia Technologies. “We are very pleased to welcome Bolyn to Caliber Associates,” said Steve Hochberg, founder

DavenportMajor Finds New CEO for Vantrix

DavenportMajor Executive Search has recruited Jim Knapik to serve as the new chief executive officer for Vantrix. Mr. Knapik was most recently president and CEO of OZ Communications, a Montreal-based leading solution provider in mobile messaging. Vantrix is the global provider of mobile video mediation, video optimization and delivery solutions. DavenportMajor is an executive search

HireVue Acquires CodeEval

Video interviewing provider HireVue has acquired San Francisco-based CodeEval, whose web-based solutions help employers identify and evaluate technical talent. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. With the addition of CodeEval, HireVue will offer a fully integrated global solution to find and assess IT and technical professionals by giving the employer the ability to

Ultimate Software Posts 24 Percent Revenue Jump

Ultimate Software/(NASDAQ:ULTI), a provider of HR, payroll, and talent management solutions, has posted second quarter revenues of $79.2 million, a 24 percent gain from revenues of $64.2 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income, which excludes stock-based compensation and amortization of acquired intangible assets, was $5.9 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the quarter

Heidrick & Struggles Shares Fall; Pressures Mounting at Publicly Held Headhunting Outfits

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has withdrawn it's financial guidance for 2012, citing "increasing uncertainty about the pace of global economic recovery." Volatility in foreign markets has cut into the firm's primary executive talent business, with Europe down 21 percent and Asia Pacific down 25 percent for the quarter. In the firm's America's

Overnorth Adds Partner in Dallas

Executive recruiting firm OverNorth has added Paul F. Olschwanger as a partner in its Dallas office. Mr. Olschwanger will work closely with money managers, pension plans, foundations and endowments, and investment consulting firms throughout the U.S. to assist with senior-level positions in portfolio management, distribution and investor relations. Most recently, he was with Adelante Capital

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TribeHR, a social human resources platform, has secured $2.5 million in financing led by Relay Ventures, with participation from Matrix Partners. The funds will be used to accelerate the development of new social and mobile products and go-to-market strategies for TribeHR’s cloud-based HR management platform. “TribeHR has been built from the ground-up with the goal

UBS Selects Oracle Fusion HCM

UBS has selected cloud-based Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management(HCM) to help provide the information and tools needed by its HR functions for its employees. “With a global workforce of about 65,000 across more than 50 countries, UBS needs an HCM solution that works globally and can help transform the way our HR organization delivers services,”

Pedersen & Partners Launches Premium Compensation Database

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has launched its new compensation database as part of the firm’s executive compensation consulting services. The new tool will allow HR departments to create market salary packages for 60-plus positions across more than 40 countries worldwide. The firm recently added executive compensation consulting, headed up by Conrad Pramboeck, to

America’s Job Exchange Partners with Berkshire Associates

America's Job Exchange (AJE) has formed a strategic partnership with Berkshire Associates, a human resource consulting and technology firm that assists companies in building balanced workforces. The partnership agreement enables Berkshire to offer its clients direct access to AJE's OFCCP Compliance Solution for Recruitment. Rathin Sinha, president of AJE, stated: “As one of the leading

Hudson Global Posts 17 Percent Revenue Dip

Hudson Global/(NASDAQ:HSON) has posted second quarter 2012 revenues of $204.8 million, a decrease of 17.2 percent from the second quarter of 2011. The company recorded net income of $0.4 million, or $0.01 per basic and diluted share, compared with net income of $4.2 million, or $0.13 per basic and diluted share, a year ago. “Our

Heidrick & STruggles Posts 19 Percent Revenue Decline

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted net revenue of $116.1 million, down 18.7 percent from $142.8 million in the 2011 second quarter. Year over year, net revenue declined 14.9 percent in the Americas, 21.3 percent in Europe (approximately 13 percent on a constant currency basis), and 25.2 percent in Asia Pacific

Lucas Group Assigns New Managing Partner

Search firm Lucas Group has named Joe Eiseman as the new managing partner for the firm's New York information technology practice group. Mr. Eiseman brings to Lucas Group a solid IT recruiting background. In addition to serving more than 20 years with Kforce Professional, he has worked at The Execu|Search Group and Mitchell Martin Inc.

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