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Egon Zehnder Finds New Commissioner for Australian Football League

Executive recruitment firm Egon Zehnder has placed the Australian Football League’s (AFL) first Indigenous Australian commissioner. Helen Milroy, a professor at the University of Western Australia and a commissioner with the National Health Commission, is a descendent of the Palkyu people of the Pilbara region in Western Australia. Ms. Milroy will become the professional rugby

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Weill Cornell Medicine Taps Buffkin / Baker to Find Major Gifts Officer

Major gifts officers are among the most vital roles for medical research organizations. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners of not-for-profits everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of

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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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Lantern Partners Launches Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice, Names New Sector Leader

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. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. Recently, Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Lantern Partners launched a new healthcare

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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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InterSearch China Opens New Office in Qingdao

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, InterSearch China announced the opening of ZW HR Consulting’s new office in Qingdao.

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Robust Hiring Expected for Another Year

Economists foresee ongoing economic expansion for at least the next 12 months and companies expect to continue hiring, according to a business conditions survey released by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE). All survey respondents said that they expect the U.S. economy, as measured by the change in inflation-adjusted gross domestic product (real GDP), to

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Myers McRae Chosen to Find Methodist University Provost

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting is seeking a new provost for Methodist University. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Jennifer Barfield, senior vice president, are spearheading the assignment. The Fayetteville, NC university wants a provost who will be a partner in moving its academic offerings into the future, said Myers McRae. The new

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The Insight Group Recruits CEO for Millennium Services Group

After a comprehensive recruitment process, Sydney-headquartered executive search firm the Insight Group recently placed Darren Boyd as managing director and chief executive officer of Millennium Services Group Limited. He takes over from Millennium’s acting CEO, head of Millennium subsidiary Airlite Group Steve Willis, who was appointed following the departure of Millennium’s previous CEO, Craig Hanley. Millennium

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Savannah Group Partners with Psychometric Assessment Expert to Create New Tool

Drawing on insights from providing executive talent to over 1,000 businesses on short and long-term transformation projects, U.K.-headquartered executive search and interim management specialist Savannah Group has partnered with Alan Bourne of Sova, one of the leading innovators in the design of psychometric tools, to create a new psychometric assessment tool called the Pillars of Transformation.

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Royer Thomson Expands Organizational Performance and Leadership Transition Practice

Royer Thompson has expanded its organizational performance and leadership transition practice with the addition of veteran human resources leader Amanda Penney as senior director. Ms. Penney brings 15 years of human resources leadership to the firm, most recently as director of human resources with private sector company the Shaw Group during a time of business

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Finding the Right Leaders for Private Equity Companies

Some people like to compare a private equity investment to a marriage. Many steps are necessary in order to build a strong foundation and to be aligned for the future. PE investors and leaders strongly depend on one another to achieve returns and value within an agreed period of time. If the arrangement proves unsuccessful,

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TillmanPartners Recruits CIO for American Woodmark

Scottsdale, AZ-based search firm TillmanPartners has recruited Bill Waszak as chief information officer for NASDAQ-traded American Woodmark in Winchester, VA. “American Woodmark is a well-established industry leader with a strong company culture and a commitment to invest in technology and drive continued innovation in the business,” said Rob Tillman, CEO, who handled the search. “Bill

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Gail Nessel Colglazier Places Two Leaders for Cape Cod Museum of Art

New Hampshire-based executive search firm Gail Nessel Colglazier has helped to place two top leaders for the Cape Cod Museum of Art (CCMoA) in Dennis, MA. The non-profit reportedly started seeking a lone executive director 16 months ago, but in the end opted for two leaders. Benton Jones becomes the non-profit’s director of arts and Susan

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EFL Associates Recruits Executive Director for WorldDenver

Denver-based search firm EFL Associates has placed Tiffani Lennon as the new executive director for WorldDenver, a non-profit community organization dedicated to understanding world affairs and cultures. She succeeds WorldDenver’s founder Karen de Bartolomé, who is retiring after having created the organization seven years ago. Daniel J. Cummings, the firm’s senior vice president and managing director led

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The Pi Group Rebrands to Perpetual

The Pi Group (Perpetual Insights, Pi Executive and Perpetual Ambition), a boutique recruitment and talent advisory firm for consumer brands, has rebranded. As Perpetual, the company reinforces its commitment to offering a full range of solutions clients require along the entire talent journey. “From talent acquisition to talent development to talent analytics, Perpetual is dedicated

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Win the War of Talent with Job Security Over Pay

Amid fast-paced innovation and global competitiveness, employees are facing more professional choices than ever. Attracting talented people to grow businesses remains extremely difficult for employers. Holding on to people proves to be an increasing challenge for organizations worldwide as well. Compensation continues to be regarded as very important, but it is also clear that if

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National Restaurant Association Turns to Spencer Stuart to Find CEO

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, restaurant, hotel and hospitality industry continue to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). Overall, the industry is estimated to generate an economic impact of $6.5

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Slone Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Epic Sciences

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Richard Wenstrup as the chief medical officer of Epic Sciences. “Dr. Wenstrup’s decades-long experience in oncology leadership and clinical work will add substantial value to Epic Sciences in developing exciting new diagnostic tests that advance the mission of precision medicine,” said Tara Kochis-Stach, president of Slone Partners. In his new role,

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Odgers Berndtson Adds to Boston Team

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Richard Pooley as a partner in its U.S. professional services, technology and CFO practices. He will be based in the firm’s Boston office. “We’re delighted to welcome Richard to the team,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “He has more than

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IMD International Search Announces New Board

Global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has elected a new board member and prolonged the mandate of two others at its annual general assembly in Paris. Simona Cremascoli, partner at Milan-based member firm Carter & Benson, joins the IMD board as director in charge of internal communication. “I am very satisfied with the long-lasting international

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Succession Plans Lacking in the C-Suite

Companies everywhere are concerned that when a CEO leaves there be candidates who can step in to lead the company. The plans for all those other seats around the executive table, however, are a little murky. Many organizations simply don’t have internal candidates who can step in to be chief financial officers, chief marketing officers

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Whitman College Picks Spelman Johnson to Find Athletics Leader

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been enlisted by Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA to find a new director of athletics and chair of sports studies, recreation and athletics. Dell D. Robinson, search associate with the firm’s athletic practice, and Anne-Marie Kenney, senior coordinator of search services, are leading the assignment. The director of athletics

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Kincannon & Reed Recruits CTO for Calyxt

Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has recruited Travis Frey as the new chief technology officer of Calyxt, a healthy food ingredient company in Roseville, MN. Dr. Frey brings extensive knowledge in plant biology and biotechnology to a newly created position at the company. As CTO, he will be responsible for the research and development

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NGS Global Opens Office in Chicago

Executive search firm NGS Global has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Chicago. Todd Wesson has joined the firm to lead the new office as managing partner. “I am delighted that Todd has joined NGS Global to not only head up our Chicago office, but to be a key leader of

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La Fosse Associates Launches Pro Bono Practice

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates has launched a new pro bono practice to serve charities and not-for-profit organizations. The practice will place cybersecurity professionals into advisory positions at charities and non-profits that need advice and support, for free. “Care is a founding principle of La Fosse, which includes caring for others, not just our clients

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Why It Can be Lonely at the Top in Executive Search

Layers of complexity are baked into the process of every search for a new executive. From competing agendas, to strong personalities, to internal dynamics – no search is simple. “Specializing in executive search within the human capital industry means being the ultimate in relationship and trust building,” said Lisa Maxwell, founder and managing partner of

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Witt/Kieffer Assists Syracuse University in Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Search

With the assistance of recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer, Syracuse University has chosen Keith A. Alford to be the school’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer. Consultant Charlene Aguilar and associate Christine Pendleton led the assignment for the firm. Nearly 200 candidates expressed interest in the position, but the committee ultimately recommended the person who had been serving in an interim

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RM Nephew and Associates Places New CFO for InVivo Therapeutics

Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has helped to place the new chief financial officer and treasurer for InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp., a Cambridge, MA-based research and clinical-stage biomaterials and biotechnology company. Richard Christopher comes to the role from iCAD Inc. Leading the assignment was search firm partner Denise C. Amari. “Rich’s more than

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humanpredictions Secures $1.16 Million in Funding

humanpredictions, a machine learning technology company, has received a $1.16 million funding round led by Network Ventures with additional investment from Hyde Park Angels, SaaS Ventures and M25. The new capital is targeted to help humanpredictions further grow and invest in its team of engineers and data scientists. “Because of the competitive nature of tech,

Executive Quest Recruits VP Business Development at Allstate Financial

Executive Quest International, LLC has placed Bill Kavanaugh as vice president of business development at Allstate Financial. Mr. Kavanaugh previously held the positions of SVP, distribution management for the last five years and earlier was VP of marketing and professional development with Securian Financial Group. Allstate Financial helps homeowners meet their home financing needs by

Kenexa Posts 27 Percent Q1 Revenue Gain

Kenexa Corporation/(NASDAQ:KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has posted revenues of $80.1 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, a 27 percent increase from revenues of $63 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income available to common shareholders, was $5.4 million, compared to $3.7 million last year. “We are

ZRG Partners Expands in Europe

ZRG Partners Inc., a global provider of executive search and talent management solutions, has expanded its operations in the life sciences market in Europe. Adam El Din, based in Geneva, will be the European president. Mr. El Din will also operate as the new global head of life sciences for ZRG. Formerly, he served as

IRC Adds New Member Firm in Tokyo

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Morunda KK as its partner in Japan. Morunda KK is based in Tokyo and is a retained executive search firm serving global companies and large local conglomerates for life sciences and pharmaceuticals. “I am delighted to become a partner of IESF as their excellent global partner network

Clarey/Napier Taps CFO for Gulf Coast Energy Resources

Houston-based Clarey/Napier International has placed Don Turkleson as chief financial officer of Gulf Coast Energy Resources. Previously, Mr. Turkleson served as CFO at Cheniere Energy Inc. Founded in 1998, Clarey/Napier International is an executive search firm specializing in the energy industry and is a member of IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide. Gulf Coast Energy Resources

eQuest Extends Services to Latin America

eQuest has expanded its job delivery network in Central and South America and will now service job posting deliveries in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Called “Latin Direct,” the service can deliver jobs to any number of the job boards in any local language

Slayton Search Partners Appoints New EVP

Chicago-based executive search firm Slayton Search Partners has named Kevin Logterman as executive vice president. Mr. Logtermann will be working with clients across a variety of functions within primarily the manufacturing and industrial sectors. His clients are both large, multinational companies as well as portfolio companies of major private equity firms. Prior to joining Slayton,

Nosal Partners Adds to Newly Opened Chicago Office

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has named Tim O’Donnell as senior partner and Beth Shandling as research manager, both based in the firm’s newly opened Chicago office. Mr. O’Donnell will conduct executive search assignments across a wide range of life science and industrial disciplines on behalf of Fortune 100, foreign-owned, and emerging growth companies, as

JDG Associates Completes Search for BRMI Consulting

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has placed Craig Prindle as the new senior director at BRMi Consulting. Mr. Prindle spent 19 years with Headstrong Public Sector (formerly James Martin Government Consulting), where he spent half of his time improving the processes and IT systems for large, primarily federal, organizations, and the other half of

Kforce Posts 13.5 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase

Kforce Inc./(NASDAQ:KFRC), a provider of professional staffing services and solutions, announced first quarter of 2012 revenue of $268.4 million, an increase of 13.5 percent from $236.4 million in revenues a year ago. The company recorded net income of $4.1 million, or $0.12 per share, versus the first quarter of 2011, which had net income of

Slayton Search Partners Appoints New Evp

Chicago-based executive search firm Slayton Search Partners has added John P. Doyle as executive vice president. Mr. Doyle has over 20 years of experience in executive search, primarily focused on the human resource function. He joins Slayton Search from Korn/Ferry International where he was a senior client partner. Prior to that, he led the North

Labor Demand Reaches Record High Levels in April

Online advertised vacancies rose 90,900 in April to 4,760,500, according to The Conference Board’s Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL). The April rise is the fifth consecutive monthly rise and has led to the series' highest level to date. The supply/demand rate stands at 2.7 unemployed for every vacancy, and the number of unemployed was

Key Recruit to Fill Board Positions for Ogenx Therapeutics

Key Recruit, Inc. has been retained by Ogenx Therapeutics Corporation to fill multiple board positions. Ogenx Therapeutics Corporation is a virtual drug development company that has discovered a transformational multi-drug platform comprised of 35 pharmacologic agents called Cytochrome Biomimics. Key Recruit, Inc. is a recruiting firm specializing in the search and selection of senior level

Signium Adds Bialla Associates as Member

Signium International has added Sausalito, California-based Bialla & Associates as its newest member firm. Bialla & Associates has been handling senior management recruitment assignments for more than 40 years and focuses on the technology, consumer, emerging media, sports and entertainment, telecommunications industries. Founding partner and chairman, Vito Bialla, said: “The team at Signium is wonderful.

Borderless Offers Onboarding Services

Brussels-based Borderless Executive Search has launched First100Days, a comprehensive program that supports the corporate onboarding process to help ensure the success of newly-appointed executives. With First100Days, Borderless consultants maintain regular contact with new executives and their hiring managers well after the executive’s appointment. During this time, each new executive also receives a series of Borderless

Monster Posts Revenue Dip

Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $246.1 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012, compared with $261.4 million in the comparable quarter of 2009, a six percent drop. During the quarter, Monster reported a net income of $3.7 million compared to net income of $78,000 or break even per share profits last

Stombridge International Expands in the Middle East

Human capital advisory and executive search firm Stombridge International has launched operations in the Middle East with the opening of an office in Dubai. Stombridge specializes in leadership positions across the banking and financial services industry and developed exclusively for MENA based clients. Stormbridge International chief executive, André Nasr, said: “With the increased challenges that

CareerCast.com/JobSerf Index Drops in April

The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online, dropped by 15.6 points in April, following a steady rise over the past two months. Now standing at 101.3 points, the Index has increased 59.9 points from April 2009, when it reached an all-time low of 41.4. Only three cities saw increased hiring this month:

B.E. Smith Retained by Sidra Medical for CIO Search

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has been selected by Sidra Medical and Research Center to lead in its search for a new chief information officer. Sidra Medical and Research Center will be an ultra modern, all-digital academic medical center which is being designed and planned to the best international standards in sciences. Founded in 1978,

Korn Ferry Names Chairman and Country Head of India

Korn/Ferry International has appointed Navnit Singh as chairman and country head of India. He also becomes the firm's global technology market leader for India. Based in New Delhi, Mr. Singh brings nearly three decades of market experience to service clients. He has built a successful practice, advising companies on CEO appointments and C-level team composition

DirectEmployers Launches .JOBS Microsites

DirectEmployers Association, a non-profit consortium of over 600 leading U.S. employers, has created .JOBS microsites, a collection of focused career sites to help job seekers and employers connect through a local job network. Through a network of metropolitan and city-focused .JOBS microsites, job seekers can find local jobs and employers can benefit from the efficiency

Cook Associates Fills Positions for Gopher Resource

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Robert Bennett as vice president of operations and James Kane as VP of continuous improvement at Gopher Resource. The searches were led by CEO Mary Kier. Mr. Bennett formerly served as VP of manufacturing with Stoffel Seals Corporation. Mr. Kane joins Gopher Resource from Pacal Industries, LLC where

Dice Posts 15 Percent Revenue Gain

Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX), a career website for technology and engineering professionals, has recorded first quarter revenues of $46.1 million, an increase of 15 percent from $40.1 million in the comparable quarter of 2011. Net income for the quarter grew 31 percent to $8.6 million, or 13 cents per share, from the $6.6 million earned last

Glasford International Adds Member in Thailand

Glasford International has added Thai-based Smart Search Executive Recruitment as its newest member firm. Smart Search was founded in 2008, and is a provider of executive and mid-management recruitment solutions to the corporate market in Thailand. The firm is led by Santi Campanella and operates from offices in Bangkok. David Buchberger, chairman of Glasford International,

Robert Half Posts 15 Percent Revenue Gain

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted first quarter 2012 revenues of $1.02 billion, a 15 percent increase from revenues of $880.9 million during the same period last year. For the quarter, the company recorded net income of $48.1 million, or 34 cents per share, up from $26.3 million, or 18 cents per share, in the

DavenportMajor Fills Top HR Post for DTS

DavenportMajor Executive Search has placed Kris Graves as senior vice president of human resources at DTS. Ms. Graves previously served as VP of human resources and administration at THQ Inc. DTS is a pioneer in audio multi-channel and cinema surround sound signal processing systems. DavenportMajor is an executive search firm which specializes in senior executive

CareerBuilder Acquires Top Language Jobs

CareerBuilder has acquired Top Language Jobs (TLJ), a global online jobsite for multi-language jobs and candidates. TLJ operates more than 40 sites in 25 countries across Europe and in the U.S. “Entering the ever-growing global language jobs market presents a strategic opportunity for CareerBuilder since many companies today rely on multilingual workers as they expand

Infor Unveils Talent Management Solution

Infor, a provider of business application software, has launched Infor10 Lawson Talent Management, an integrated talent management application that helps increase profitability and productivity by enabling the flexibility, intelligence and ease-of-use required by organizations to select, hire and retain valuable employees to support business strategies. “Infor10 Lawson Talent Management delivers actionable information about talent in

Union Bank Names Chief Diversity Executive

Union Bank, N.A., named executive vice president George A. Ramirez as the company’s first chief diversity executive, whose mission is to broaden the diversity of the company’s senior management and executive ranks. Headquartered in San Francisco, UnionBanCal Corporation is a financial holding company with assets of $89.7 billion at December 31, 2011.

Heidrick & Struggles Posts Global Revenue Declines; Financial Services Sector Biggest Drag on Business

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted consolidated net revenue of $106.5 million in the first quarter, down 7.9 percent from $115.6 million a year ago. Net revenue in the Americas declined 7.3 percent to $58.9 million year over year driven by declines in the financial services and global technology & services

Mediatum Opens Office in Boston

Mediatum, a European-based executive search firm specializing in life sciences, has opened its first U.S. branch office in Boston. Mike Steyer will serve as managing director and is joined by Elnaz Camuffo-Mashhadi. Mr. Steyer brings vast experience in the life sciences industry, having served 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry and life sciences consulting. “With

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