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Heidrick & Struggles Opens Office in Ireland

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has opened a new office in Ireland and named Stafford Bagot as the partner in charge of the Dublin office. “For more than 65 years, we have been providing our clients with diversified solutions to help them build strong leadership teams globally,” said Krishnan Rajagopalan, president

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NGS Global Expands in San Francisco and Singapore

Executive search firm NGS Global continues to grow, recently adding Louis La Rocca and BL Seah as partners in its San Francisco and Singapore offices. Mr. La Rocca has over 17 years of executive search experience and has recruited senior executives for private and public companies at every stage of growth, ranging from early stage to the

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ManpowerGroup Posts Slight Revenue Dip

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of $5.2 billion, a decrease of three percent from the same period a year ago. This missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.90 percent. U.S. revenue rose two percent in the quarter; in France, its largest single market, revenue fell one percent on a constant currency basis. The Milwaukee-based

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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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Ward Howell Adds Financial Services Partner in New York

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Van Leichter as a partner in its financial services practice. He will be based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Leichter has been advising global financial services firms in the U.S., Asia Pacific and Europe for more than 20 years. He has

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7 Tips for Recruiting in a Tight Labor Market

Attracting, acquiring, and retaining talent is more challenging than ever before. The tight labor market demands that companies adopt a recruiting strategy that recognizes that engagement starts well before either the interview process or the start date. A new report from executive search firm CCI Consulting’s Bill McCann reveals effective strategies for recruiting in a

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DHR International Recruits CIO for Northwestern Mutual Life

The chief information officer is considered among the most strategic roles in any organization. Executive search consultants who specialize in recruiting for the position say that the best CIOs can dramatically differentiate a company in the market, while a poorly performing one can be an organization’s weakest link. Still, headhunting within the function remains challenging, and

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RH Perry & Associates Seeks Provost for Manhattan College

Asheville, NC-based RH Perry & Associates has been chosen to find the next provost for Manhattan College. Managing partner Matthew Kilcoyne and senior consultant Sue DeWine are leading the assignment for the recruitment firm. “Manhattan College wants a provost and vice president for academic affairs to lead the institution to its next level of academic

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WittKieffer Brings in Former AD to Head College Athletics Leadership Recruitment

Executive search firm WittKieffer has expanded with the addition of former athletic director Jeff Compher as a new principal in its education practice, where he will head recruitment for directors of athletics, coaches and other college sports leaders. “Jeff is a highly respected figure in college sports,” said Zach Smith, managing partner of WittKieffer’s education practice. “He

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Polachi Inc. Appoints Principal

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. Just recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. promoted John Atsalis to principal. Since joining Polachi in 2015, Mr. Atsalis has executed on an extensive portfolio of retained C-suite and VP searches for high growth technology companies ranging from venture to private equity and

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Longevity and Integrity Prove Hard to Beat at 4D Executive Search

When it comes to her work of placing human resources executives for companies, Robin Levitt, president of 4D Executive Search has two main sources of pride. One is her integrity as a search professional. The other is her longevity in a marketplace that has grown increasingly complex and competitive since she conducted her first HR

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Carney, Sandoe & Associates Finds Head of School for Boston University Academy

Senior consultants Ben Bolté and Peter Phillip of recruiting firm Carney, Sandoe & Associates have placed Christos Kolovos as the new head of school for Boston University Academy. He will assume his role next summer. “It became clear that Mr. Kolovos’ exceptional track record of organizational leadership, his expansive worldview and forward-looking curricular focus, and his talent for relationship-building

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Howard Fischer Associates Recruits CFO for Arctic Glacier

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Recently, Philadelphia-headquartered executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates placed Marc Mongulla as the new chief financial officer of Arctic Glacier. He

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Sheffield Haworth Acquires S&H Consulting

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has continued its recent growth with the acquisition of S&H Consulting, a change management and business transformation consultancy to tier-one banks and other financial institutions. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. The acquisition follows the recent growth of Sheffield Haworth’s Consulting Solutions team, with several senior and

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Talentor International Adds TurningPoint Executive Search to Network

Executive search consortium Talentor International has expanded its presence with the addition of TurningPoint Executive Search in San Diego, CA. TurningPoint Executive Search offers a comprehensive approach to placing mid- and senior-level sales, marketing, operations and executive leadership talent throughout Southern California, the U.S. and internationally. The firm has placed over 400 high performing professionals by partnering

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Tackling Gender Imbalance between Boards and Executive Teams

Much has been written about gender diversity in the boardrooms of the world’s largest companies. But all of the focus on boards tends to detract from a much bigger issue – the troubling state of gender balance in top leadership teams. Board diversity is celebrated in annual reports and, for many companies, achieving a 40

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Ventura Partners Tapped by Rutgers University to Find Head Football Coach

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been selected by Rutgers University to assist in its search for a new head football coach. With the Scarlet Knights holding a win-loss record of 1-5 this season, the Big Ten Conference school recently fired Chris Ash and appointed Nunzio Campanile as the team’s interim head coach. Partner Chad Chatlos is leading the search

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Herbert Mines Associates Recruits CFO for Lumber Liquidators

New York-based executive recruiter Herbert Mines Associates has placed Nancy Walsh as the new CFO of Lumber Liquidators Holdings, a specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. Martin D. Agard recently stepped down and Timothy J. Mulvaney, the company’s chief accounting officer, had been serving as interim CFO. “The board and I are excited to add someone with Nancy’s broad retail

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Bullhorn Enhances VMS Sync Solution

Bullhorn Inc., which provides cloud-based customer relationship management and operations solutions for the staffing industry, has announced an enhancement to its existing Bullhorn VMS Sync solution that allows companies to submit candidates from an applicant tracking system (ATS) into a vendor management system (VMS). Bullhorn VMS Sync, launched last year and formerly known as Fyre

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AvS – International Trusted Advisors Creates Advisory Board

AvS – International Trusted Advisors, a global executive search and ownership advisory firm headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, has created a new advisory board of international top executives. Luisa Delgado, Tony Bogod, Wolfgang Colberg and Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard will advise the firm as its looks to expand internationally. All of the advisors have extensive management careers and

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Integrating New CEOs Quickly for Fast Track Results

In a business environment constantly disrupted by everything from politics to climate change to technology, boards of directors are increasingly seeking leaders from outside their own executive ranks. Last year, 44 percent of S&P 500 companies that hired a new CEO hired an outsider to meet new challenges. That makes a smooth onboarding process just as

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Spencer Stuart Recruits CHRO for Harvard Law School

A number of universities have turned to search firms to find new CHROs. Spencer Stuart recently placed HR veteran Roxanne Armbruster as the new assistant dean and CHRO of Harvard Law School, the oldest continuously operating law school in the U.S. The search firm was seeking someone with at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience

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Sterling Martin Associates Taps Leader for National Creditors Bar Association

Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruitment for associations and other non-profit organizations, has placed the new executive director of the National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) in University Park, FL. Liz Terry, vice president of business practices and member engagement at the Investment Advisor Association, takes over from Robin Cole, who

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JM Search Forms Dedicated IT Practice to Assist Public and Private Equity-Backed Companies

JM Search, a senior level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has created a dedicated information technology executives practice to assist public and private equity-backed companies in identifying and recruiting high-performance technology leaders. The firm also announced that Ben Millrood, a 30-year veteran in technology consulting, has joined as a

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ClearPath Solutions Expands Search Team

Irvine, CA-based executive search firm ClearPath Solutions has expanded with the addition of Julie Wetzel as vice president of client relations. This is a new position to meet the expanding needs of the firm’s growing client base. “From our first meeting, I knew that Julie’s passion and commitment to excellence would be an ideal fit with our team,” said Helen

Executives Don’t See Recession in Near Future

A new Express Employment Professionals poll found an overwhelming majority of business leaders surveyed don’t expect a recession within the next six months, despite increased media focus on the possibility of an upcoming economic downturn. The survey found that just four percent of businesses expect a recession in the next three months, while only 14 percent

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McCormack+Kristel Tapped by TransForm to Find New Leader

The economic strength of the non-profit field has increased in recent years and it is now the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million non-profit organizations employ 10.7 million people and produce revenue in excess of $1.9 trillion. This has certainly kept search firms busy. Just recently, executive search firm McCormack+Kristel was selected by TransForm

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crawfordconnect Seeking Chief Development Officer for The Scott Mission

Executive search firm crawfordconnect has been retained to find a new chief development officer for The Scott Mission. Senior search consultant Janice Wooster is leading the assignment. Reporting to the CEO and working collaboratively with the senior leadership team and board, the CDO is a key member of a transformational, integrated, growth focused senior leadership team that

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Grace Blue Partnership Names Consumer Practice Leader

London-based executive search firm Grace Blue Partnership has appointed David Nobbs as partner and head of consumer as it builds out its consumer brands practice across EMEA. The appointment follows rapid growth of Grace Blue’s brand-side leadership briefs for clients including Aldi, Amazon, Colgate, Spotify and V&A. Mr. Nobbs will report to Grace Blue founder, Juliet Timms,

IESF Adds Morunda KK in Japan as Its Newest Partner

The International Executive Search Federation (IESF) has added Morunda KK as its partner in Japan. Morunda KK is based in Tokyo and is a retained executive search company 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

Work&Partners Retained to Lead Search for Pariveda Solutions

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been retained by Pariveda Solutions, Inc. to lead in its search for a new principal. Pariveda Solutions is a growing IT consulting company that delivers both strategic consulting services and technical solutions. Founded in 2002, Work&Partners recruits senior level executives for top management consulting organizations, technology firms and corporations.

CTPartners Posts 6.3 Percent Revenue Increase

CTPartners Executive Search Inc./(NYSE:CTP) posted first quarter 2012 net revenue of $32.4 million, an increase of 6.3 percent from $30.5 million a year ago. An eight percent increase in North America, and $3 million in new revenue from Latin America was partially offset by weakness in EMEA and Asia Pacific. Earnings per fully diluted shares

Furst Group Grows Recruiting Team

Healthcare-focused executive search firm Furst Group has added Paul Smallwood and Julie Koziol as vice presidents. Mr. Smallwood was previously senior executive vice president at Cejka Search. Ms. Koziol most recently served as VP of development at National Healing Corporation. Prior to that, she worked for Walgreens from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Smallwood will be

Amrop Opens Office in Angola

Global executive search firm Amrop has opened a new office in Luanda, Angola. Under the management of Amrop’s Lisbon partners, the new office is the group’s third in Africa, after South Africa and Morocco. Maria da Gloria Ribeiro, managing partner, said, “We are very excited to open our doors to Angola. The market is growing

Trabalhoja Launches Cell Phone Service For Brazilian Job Seekers

TrabalhoJa, a division of Assured Labor, has launched its service to connect Brazilians with local job opportunities via cell phone. The new web and mobile phone-based service enables candidates in Brazil to find sales, administration and operations positions in their field. Assured Labor's launch in Brazil follows its launch of job service EmpleoListo in Mexico.

Harris / IIC Partners Retained by Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Dublin, Ohio-based Harris / IIC Partners has been selected by Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Institute to lead the search for its next chief research information officer. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a primary pediatric hospital in Columbus, Ohio, with more than 950 medical staff members and over 6,800 total employees. Founded in 1997, Harris / IIC

Gilbert Tweed Adds New Managing Director

Executive search firm Gilbert Tweed Associates has appointed Clinton S. Browning as a managing director in the firm’s financial services and insurance practice and to lead its sports industry slate of offerings. Mr. Browning has conducted senior-level executive search and consulting assignments for clients across a broad range of industries including insurance, financial services, banking,

Standish Executive Search Opens in Boston

Recruitment industry veteran Stanley H. Davis has officially launched Standish Executive Search LLC in Boston. Mr. Davis has spent the past eight years as principal of the national retained executive service boutique TowerHunter. His new firm will address the unique requirements of mid-sized and smaller business owners and leaders in industry sectors including manufacturing, business

Lucas Group Grows HR Practice in NY

Search firm Lucas Group has named Derek McKechnie as new managing partner for its human resources practice group in New York. Mr. McKechnie previously served in a variety of recruiting roles of increasing responsibility for Michael Page International in New York. “Derek's impressive performance in recruiting throughout the New York area attracted our attention,” said

CDI Corp. Posts Nine Percent Revenue Gain; MRI Up 12 Percent

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI), a Philadelphia-based provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted first quarter revenues of $280.6 million, an increase of 9.3 percent from revenues of $256.6 million a year ago. The company reported a net gain of $3.8 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $0.7 million, or $0.03 per diluted

Gilbert Tweed Adds New Managing Director

Executive search firm Gilbert Tweed Associates has added Fred Cooper as managing director in its New York office. Mr. Cooper will concentrate on the investment banking, capital markets, private equity and hedge funds segments. He previously ran his own executive search firm and prior to that he was with two boutique search consultancies. Gilbert Tweed

Ultimate Software Posts 21 Percent Revenue Gain

Ultimate Software/(NASDAQ:ULTI),a provider of HR, payroll, and talent management solutions, has posted fourth quarter revenues of revenues of $111.9 million, an increase of 21 percent, compared to $92.2 million, a year ago. GAAP net income was $9.8 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, versus GAAP net income of $6.3 million, or $0.22 per diluted share,

Callius Software Acquires 6FigureJobs

Callidus Software Inc., a leader in sales effectiveness and cloud computing, has acquired executive career community and job board, 6FigureJobs.com. Terms and conditions of the deal were not disclosed. 6FigureJobs provides job postings from leading Fortune 1000 companies and executive search firms, including C-level, VP, Director and Senior Manager jobs. Over 750,000+ high-profile executives and

Buller Group Completes Search for TASC

The Buller Group, a human capital services and recruiting firm, has recruited Scott Heefner as vice president of financial and business analytics for TASC. Mr. Heefner was most recently VP of federal programs and a corporate officer for Project Time & Cost, Inc. “It was a pleasure to get to know Scott during this search

VOLT Opens Office in Singapore

Volt Service Corporation Pte Ltd (Volt), a staffing business unit of Volt Information Sciences, has expanded its presence in Asia with the opening of a new location in Singapore. The new office provides permanent hire, contingent staffing, managed services programs, and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services for Global 1000 clients. Volt's Singapore business is led

AIMS International Adds Morocco Based New Talents Consulting

AIMS International has added New Talents Consulting to its global network. Created in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and now based in Morocco, New Talents is a specialist recruitment agency in MENA market that hires candidates at all levels and in every division of the industry. Its client list includes both governmental and privately-owned companies. With

BCA, Executive Recruiters Places HR Exec at Marsh

BCA, Executive Recruiters has placed Linda Foppiano as managing director of human resources at Marsh. Ms. Foppiano held numerous senior executive HR positions at Citi. BCA’s chief operating officer and SVP recruitment, Joe Gonzalez, led the search. Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, teams with its clients to define, design, and

Korn Ferry Names Head of Global Consumer Market in China

Korn/Ferry International has named Emmanuel Hemmerle as senior client partner and head of its global consumer market for China. Mr. Hemmerle will also be a member of the firm's board & CEO services practice, assisting Korn/Ferry clients in board director and CEO searches, board effectiveness, and CEO succession planning and executive assessments. He was previously

IMD International Adds Carter Benson in Milan

The IMD International Search Group has added Carter & Benson, a Milan-based executive search firm, as its newest member firm. Founded 10 years ago by William Griffini, Carter & Benson operates in the Italian market, specializing in the industrial, consumer goods, pharmaceutical and technology sectors. Guido Schilling, CEO of Schilling Partners AG, IMD’s Swiss partner,

Boyden Adds Executive Director to Australian Office

Boyden has added Grant Hodgetts, an investment and capital markets expert with more than 30 years of experience in real estate and funds management, to its Australian office as an executive director. Mr. Hodgetts will recruit board, senior executive and functional leader roles related to cross-border investment in Australia, Asia and North America. He will

Pearson Partners Opens Office in Fort Worth

Pearson Partners International has opened a new office in Fort Worth, Texas. Senior vice president and shareholder Renee Baker Arrington will lead the office while continuing to maintain an office in Pearson Partner’s Dallas headquarters. “While we have performed numerous successful executive searches in Fort Worth through our Dallas office we are seeing significant growth

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

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