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IRC Appoints Americas Regional Leader

IRC Global Executive Search Partners has named Carlos Acosta of The QualiFind Group as the group’s Americas regional leader. “We are very fortunate to have Carlos joining us in this key position,” said Rohan Carr, president of IRC Global Executive Search Partners. “He brings a depth of search experience and s strong knowledge and understanding of


McDonald’s is Tying Executive Pay to Diversity Hiring. Will it Work? 

In the end, money may be the only way to move the diversity needle. After watching most companies fail in their efforts to add more leaders of color, the world’s largest fast-food chain has decided to tie executive pay to the challenge. McDonald’s said it is tying 15 percent of an executive’s bonus to meeting targets

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Russell Reynolds Associates Appoints Global Aviation, Aerospace and Defense Practice Leader

Russell Reynolds Associates has named Jackie Arends as a consultant and global leader for the firm’s aviation, aerospace and defense practice. Based in Washington, D.C., she works closely with C-suite leaders and board directors at the intersection of politics, government and industry. “In addition to her deep executive search experience, Jackie’s impressive background includes serving as

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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?


Bullhorn Names Senior Leadership Appointments

Bullhorn, a provider of software to recruiting firms, has added David Whitley to its senior leadership team as chief technology officer, reporting to Matt Fischer, who has taken on the role of president and chief operating officer. “I am looking forward to working with David as I take on the COO role,” said Mr. Fischer. “David takes


5 Tips for Evaluating, Interviewing & Onboarding in a Virtual World 

It has been just over one year since COVID-19 changed how we do business, transplanting us from board rooms to Zoom rooms. While much of the world begins returning to some semblance of pre-pandemic life, the workplace as we knew it may be changed forever. Many employees are choosing to continue working from home while


LPA Search Partners Assists Syniti with Chief Marketing Officer Search

Anna McCormick, co-CEO of LPA Search Partners, recently assisted Syniti, an enterprise data management company, in the recruitment of Kate Reed as its new chief marketing officer. “Kate has a strong reputation for transformational marketing initiatives that stand out and grow demand,” said Kevin Campbell, CEO of Syniti. “Her appointment could not have come at a


Career Platform Glints Receives $22.5 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses. Singapore-based career platform Glints has secured $22.5 million in Series C funding led by Japanese human resources management firm PERSOL Holdings. The funding round is joined by returning investors Monk’s Hill Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, Fresco Capital, Mindworks Ventures, Wavemaker Partners, and other top investors including Binny Bansal


Arts Consulting Group Seeking New Leader for Bennington Museum 

Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has been enlisted to find the next executive director for the Bennington Museum in Vermont. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, senior vice president, is spearheading the assignment. The Bennington Museum’s executive director must be a broad-thinking, goal- and people-oriented executive who values community engagement and leads with a clear sense of purpose and direction,


Harvey Nash Elects New Chairman

Recruitment firm Harvey Nash Group recently elected Gary Browning as its new chairman. Mr. Browning, who has been a non-executive director for the group for over two years, will be taking over from Mike Branigan who will continue in his role on the board as partner in DBAY Advisors, owners of Harvey Nash Group. “Having chaired Harvey Nash


Randstad US Launches Technology Tools to Safely Return Employees to the Workplace  

With more than two-thirds of American workers reporting that they “do not feel completely safe” in their workplace—25 percent say they will look for a new job if their employer fails to implement new long-term protocols—employers are under increasing pressure to ensure the return to the workplace is managed safely. “Workers are keenly attuned to the steps employers


Why Organizations Use Executive Search Firms

For many organizations, finding quality talent can be tough—and finding quality executive talent can be even tougher. While you may have confidence that your company can recruit your next C-suite leader without help from a dedicated search firm, the potential ramifications behind making a poor hire can be disastrous, according to a recent report by TalentRise. “That’s


Russell Reynolds Associates  Leads Chief Technology Officer Search for The Rockefeller Foundation

Russell Reynolds Associates has been called in by The Rockefeller Foundation to lead its search for a new chief technology officer. The search firm is seeking candidates with a professional record of accomplishment that reflects significant strategic partnership with and contribution to the business, including demonstrated leadership in large, complex, multi-divisional global settings. Reporting to


Myers McRae Assists Pfeiffer University with Provost Search

After a national search, Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has helped to place Daniel Mynatt as the next provost and vice president of academic affairs for Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC. Kenny Daugherty, president of the search firm, led the assignment. Dr. Mynatt currently serves as vice provost for institutional effectiveness for the University

Collegiate Sports Associates Recruits Athletic Director for the University of Georgia 

Raleigh, NC-based Collegiate Sports Associates (CSA) recently placed Josh Brooks as the J. Reid Parker director of athletics at the University of Georgia (UGA). The hire follows the retirement of Greg McGarity, who held the position for 10 years. “From visionary and strategist to contract negotiator, fundraiser and champion for student-athletes—the modern-day athletic director must effectively wear many hats,” said


Global Pandemic Endows Universities With Big Challenges in the Hunt for New Leaders in 2021

Leadership roles in today’s colleges and universities have become increasingly demanding and complex. Senior academic leaders must balance the needs of numerous constituents—needs that require a cross-section of skills far beyond the traditional set of scholarly and research accomplishments. Interviews with a host of recruiters for the sector reveal the special challenges of their work.


Key to Executive Success: Optimizing Integration and Early Engagement

In career transitions, there are clear “milestones that matter,” and none is more important or complex than an executive’s integration into a new company or tackling of a demanding new assignment, according to Crenshaw Associates. “The path to success requires executives to navigate unfamiliar corporate cultures and work with new colleagues,” said the firm’s executive chairman,


Diversified Search Group Tapped by Quinnipiac University to Assist in CIO Search

Diversified Search Group has been selected by Quinnipiac University to lead its search for a new chief information officer. The search firm is seeking an experienced CIO to lead the university in a broad array of technology management initiatives, including oversight of multi-faceted, multi-operational infrastructures and systems. The successful candidate will be a visionary who is


JDG Associates Taps CEO for Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body

After a nationwide search, Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has helped to place Matthew Travis as the first chief executive officer for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB). Principal Paul Belford led the assignment. In his new role, Mr. Travis oversees the day-to-day development and management of the CMMC-AB to support the goals and objectives


Kevin Chase Executive Search Group Assisting LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert in CEO Search 

Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has been retained by the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert, which provides a broad range of services to California’s communities in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, to lead a national search for a new executive director and chief executive officer. Kevin Chase, managing partner, and Catie DiFelice, senior associate,


C-Suite Pain Points and Opportunities on The Road to Post-Pandemic Recovery

With more states and cities lifting restrictive business measures amid a decline in the number of coronavirus cases, the jobs economy continues to show signs of improvement. Will organizations and top executives be ready to handle a quick bounce back? How effectively organizational leaders rise to the occasion will play a determining role in the structure


Caldwell Posts 39 Percent Second Quarter Revenue Gain

Caldwell has posted fiscal 2021 second quarter revenues of $24.1 million (Canadian), a 39 percent increase from the same period a year ago. Financial results include those of IQTalent Partners, Inc. (IQTP) beginning on the date of acquisition of December 31, 2020. “In our year-end review we talked about our work to transform Caldwell into a


Odgers Berndtson Recruits CEO for the Port of Gulfport 

Following a national search, Odgers Berndtson has recruited Jon Nass as the CEO and executive director of the Port of Gulfport. Tim McNamara, a partner and vice chairman of Odgers Berndtson and head of the firm’s transportation and infrastructure practice, led the assignment. “The Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA) Commission is very pleased to announce we have selected a new


McDermott + Bull Recruits CIO for KeyPoint

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull recently placed Drew Manning as the new chief information officer of KeyPoint Credit Union. The assignment was led by president Brandon Biegenzahn, vice president Michelle Davis, and senior executive recruiter Courtney Dorrel. “Drew is passionate about building alignment between the business units and the technology department,” said Brad Canfield, president and CEO of KeyPoint.

Kennedy Executive Search Appoints Practice Leader

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has named Eric Pringle as practice leader for the industrial segment. In this role, he will structure Kennedy’s collective experience and services in recruitment for leadership roles in the sector across the Americas and Europe. Mr. Pringle is the founder and managing partner of Integrated People Solutions /


DHR International Recruits Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for Unisys

Chief diversity, equity and inclusion officers have emerged as key leaders during this enormous period of transition for workers and the workplace. With a global workforce shifting in complexity, there is a growing need for diversity experts who can shape the vision, culture and very face of organizations. At issue: Too few women and people


Mill Rock Capital Takes Investment Stake in The Execu|Search Group

Mill Rock Capital, a growth and operations oriented private investment firm, has taken an investment stake in The Execu|Search Group (TESG) in partnership with Intermediate Capital Group plc (ICG). Execu|Search Group founder Ed Fleischman will maintain a minority investment in the business and remain on the board of directors. Mill Rock’s investment will support the continued growth and expansion


Americans Continue to File for Unemployment as Optimism Sets In

The Labor Department reported this morning that 744,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 694,000 filings. The previous week’s average was revised down by 16,000 from 719,000 to 728,500. The Fed have now reported over 80 million initial jobless claims over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic


Coming to Work with Higher Leadership Expectations

The virtualization of work has impacted more than the workday. It has impacted every level of business. Importantly, leaders are thinking differently about attracting, developing, and retaining talent. The new work environment has increased the competition for high performing talent. Hiring managers across the food and agriculture industries, for one, are re-designing strategies and thinking through new

Recruiting Diverse Leaders in Healthcare

The dramatically heightened national attention to racial justice has foregrounded the discussion of diversity recruiting in every industry sector, and healthcare is no exception. The issue has multiple contours, and progress depends on a deeper understanding of all of them. A new report by AMN Healthcare draws on independent research and experience to present information

The Loring Group Fills Senior Finance Role for XP Power 

San Francisco, CA-headquartered executive search firm The Loring Group recruited Gerardo Adame as vice president of finance at XP Power. Managing partner Steve Caliger led the assignment. “We learned many valuable lessons during this search that was impacted by COVID-19 that will benefit XP Power and others we work with going forward during the pandemic,” Mr. Caliger

Some Leaders are Creative Forces, Others Excel at Delivering on Big Ideas

Is there a difference between a visionary and a leader in any given organization? If you posed the question to a C-suite professional who’s led by a so-called “visionary leader,” they might say that a visionary and a leader are one in the same; any individual can exhibit both qualities. While this is certainly true,

accelHRate Recruits First Chief People Officer for NACD

With the coronavirus crisis upon us, chief people officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. As a recent article in The Economist put it: “They must keep employees healthy; maintain their morale;

Tyler & Company Assists Boone Hospital Center in CEO Search

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 current reform efforts, and whatever changes President Donald J. Trump may produce. This

Howe-Lewis International Leading Chief Development Officer Search for Safe Horizon

Executive recruitment firm Howe-Lewis International has been selected to find a chief development officer for New York City-based non-profit Safe Horizon. The chief development officer will lead and motivate a high-functioning department to raise large amounts of money in uncertain times from both public and private sources and to expand the base of support over time. The executive

Pendragon Consulting Launches Effort to Place Veterans Into Jobs

As millions of people across the nation are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, some veterans have been hit especially hard by the crisis. Pendragon Consulting, a veteran-owned recruiting firm, has launched a new effort to place military veterans affected by COVID-19 into full-time employment. “As countless amounts of veterans have lost their jobs during the

Another Million File for Unemployment Benefits

The Labor Department reported this morning that just over a million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected initial jobless claims to be down from 1.104 million in the previous week. Meanwhile, continuing jobless claims, reported on a one-week lag, improved to a new pandemic-era low for

Hanold Associates Tapped by TB12 to Recruit New Board Directors

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has been enlisted to recruit two board members for TB12, the fitness and wellness organization co-founded by NFL quarterback Tom Brady. The assignment is being led by Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm. “TB12 is a mission-driven, complex, rapidly scaling business, that co-founders Tom

Acertitude Opens London Office

Executive search firm Acertitude has opened a new office in London and appointed Guy Barnes as managing partner to fuel global growth and lead the new location. Working closely together with co-founders Kevin O’Neill and Rick DeRose, Mr. Barnes will help drive the continuing evolution and international growth of the firm. Based out of Acertitude’s London and

Caldwell Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Mavenlink

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 — and much more influential. Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, recently placed Robert Pickell as chief marketing officer

Management Consultants for the Arts Helps the Orlando Ballet Find New Leader

Following a wide-ranging nationwide search, Stamford, Conn-based executive search firm Management Consultants for the Arts has assisted in the placement of Cheryl Collins as the new executive director of the Orlando Ballet. Ms. Collins was selected from a competitive pool of eight candidates identified by the search firm. Her strong sense of integrity and solid judgment, success in building the organizations

Searching for Non-Profit Jobs as a Person of Color

Melissa Madzel has been a managing director with Koya Leadership Partners since 2015. She leads and contributes to executive searches, mainly in the social justice community, as well as developing and deepening Koya’s relationships in the progressive movement. “As a person of color in the executive search field, I’m asked time and again about how to navigate

The Bowdoin Group Recruits CEO for Alpha II, Taps 3 Other Leaders for Digital Health Companies

The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive recruitment firm, has placed the new chief executive officer for Alpha II, which provides software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for healthcare professionals, clearinghouses and government entities. Todd Doze joins the Tallahassee-based company from TransUnion, where he was vice president of reimbursement solutions. The search was spearheaded by Josh Gottlieb, managing director, digital

Reffett Associates Fills Top Post for Air Force Research Laboratory

Following a nationwide search, Reffett Associates recently assisted the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in placing Justin Gallivan as senior scientist for systems and synthetic biology in it’s 711 Human Performance Wing. The assignment was led by Eric Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, with assistance from Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle

Spencer Stuart Assists Ingevity Corp. in CEO Search

Spencer Stuart has assisted in the placement of John C. Fortson as the new president and CEO of NYSE-traded Ingevity Corp. in North Charleston, SC. D. Michael Wilson resigned in February in regard to what the company called “matters relating to his personal conduct.” Ingevity chairman Richard “Rick” Kelson has been serving as interim president and CEO. Over the

Jobvite Acquires AI and Data Science Team of Predictive Partner

Recruiting software firm Jobvite has acquired the artificial intelligence and data science team of Predictive Partner. Morgan Llewellyn, CEO of Predictive Partner, will serve as Jobvite’s chief data scientist and oversee a team leveraging AI through automation, predictive analytics, data science, machine learning, natural language processing and optical character recognition. “As the first provider to introduce both machine vision

Disruptive Shift has One Sector Looking Far and Wide for Talent

For the first time in more than 20 years, government officials, providers, health plans and employers are recommending telehealth as the first choice for care, as opposed to an alternative – due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a new report by healthcare-focused executive recruiting firm Cejka Search. Before the pandemic, only one in 10 patients in the

Pandemic Fallout: Sudden Surge In CFO Exits

The pressure on chief financial officers during the pandemic has been significant: Rewriting corporate budgets seemingly daily. Bargaining with banks over broken loan covenants. Answering constant calls from investors and board directors. And, in extreme cases, figuring out how to make payroll. All while working with no colleagues around. A new Korn Ferry report, authored by Beau Lambert,

Sterling Martin Associates Recruits Executive Director for Obesity Medicine Association

Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruiting talent for associations and other non-profit organizations, has placed Katrina Crist as the new executive director of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) in Denver, CO. “After an extensive nationwide search, the board of trustees enthusiastically selected Ms. Crist because of her proven experience in growing

KEES Retained by United Methodist Communities to Find VP of Philanthropy 

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES (Kistner Eddy Executive Services) has been retained by Neptune, NJ-based United Methodist Communities (UMC) to help find a new vice president of philanthropy. The assignment is being led by Heather Eddy, president and CEO. UMC, a senior living and healthcare organization, is seeking a senior-level philanthropic professional to complement and grow its development

WittKieffer Adds Interim Leadership Services to Education Practice 

Executive search firm WittKieffer has expanded its interim leadership practice into the field of higher education. The practice, first launched in 2018 to provide interim leaders to the firm’s healthcare industry clients, will now also serve clients in academia that are seeking temporary executives to ensure leadership continuity in these difficult times, the firm said. “Interim executives

Pandemic Changes CHRO Role for Good

The coronavirus pandemic has transformed C-suites all over the world. But for the role of chief human resources officer, the changes have been revolutionary. A new report from IMSA Search examines how the COVID-19 crisis has demanded new capabilities and duties for chief HR officers. It’s conclusion: the role of CHROs shouldn’t be overestimated. “At a time when new risks and

Slone Partners Appoints Executive Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has added esteemed educator Candace Nortey as executive director of diversity, equity and inclusion. In this newly created role, she will help expand the firm’s diversity efforts to enhance opportunities for minority candidates, both internally and for the company’s client partners. “Candace Nortey is an extremely accomplished leader in her field and brings

Coulter Partners Assists Optimapharm in CEO Search

Mark Sharp of life sciences-focused search firm Coulter Partners recently assisted private equity-backed Optimapharm in the recruitment of Andrew Copestake as its new CEO. “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to the executive management team and thank Coulter Partners for their professional support in achieving this high-caliber appointment,” said Harold Chatelus, director of private equity firm The Rohatyn Group.

Furst Group Assists Medica in CTO Search

Executive search firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, has placed Dan Abdul as senor vice president and chief technology officer at Medica, a non-profit health plan headquartered in Minnetonka, MN. “Dan brings to Medica proven IT leadership with a strong emphasis on making decisions based on data and analytics,” said Rob Geyer, senior vice president

Development Guild DDI Seeking Chief Development Officer for US Sailing

Executive recruitment firm Development Guild DDI, which focuses on the non-profit sector, has been selected by US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport of sailing, to find a chief development officer. Leading the assignment is senior consultant Jesse Bryan. “US Sailing is seeking a chief development officer to work closely with the CEO, the foundation chair

Getting on with Hiring in the Face of a Crisis

Companies are far from operating in “business as usual” mode, but there are still business imperatives and targets that must be met. The current crisis, in fact, has highlighted areas in businesses where there are “cracks” – processes or functions that were acceptable before, but now must be changed or improved. “It is this dichotomy that is

Russell Reynolds Associates Recruits CEO for Moffitt Cancer Center

Russell Reynolds Associates has assisted in the placement of world-renowned tumor immunologist Patrick Hwu as the new president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. He begins his new role at Moffitt on Nov. 10. “Dr. Hwu is truly a cancer visionary ready to elevate Moffitt to even greater success,” said Tim Adams, chair of Moffitt’s Institute board

Major, Lindsey & Africa Recruits General Counsel for Congressional Federal Credit Union

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has placed Rod Boddie as general counsel for Congressional Federal Credit Union in Oakton, VA. The assignment was led by Deborah Ben-Canaan, partner and senior practice leader; Christie Babinski, director; and Kimberly Hulsey, director, of MLA’s in-house counsel recruiting group in Washington, D.C. “Rod is the perfect fit for Congressional Federal

Vanderbloemen Search Group Places Executive Pastor at Grace Community Church

Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has assisted in the placement of Mo Grimm as the new executive pastor of Grace Community Church in Tempe, AZ. “This was all God bringing the right people together at exactly the right time; I was just honored to be part of His process,” said Brian

JBK Associates Adds Director of Business Development

JBK Associates International has expanded with the addition of Gregory Williamson as director of business development. “C-suite leaders and boards turn to Greg Williamson when they need help expanding and executing in a fast-changing global arena,” said Julie Kampf, JBK’s CEO, chief possibilities officer and board talent champion. “His deep business acumen and leadership expertise will

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