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Wheless Partners Selected by Wichita State to Find President

With the new academic year coming to a close, a number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will provide high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization. The Kansas Board of Regents recently tapped executive recruitment

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Grayson & Co. Opens Doors

The executive search industry is being disrupted by the entrance of a multitude of new players offering advanced business models and new technologies. The latest: Veteran executive search consultant Christopher Sheeron has launched strategic advisory firm Grayson & Co. With the increasing need for sophisticated communications counsel, coupled with the burgeoning war for talent, the firm and

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ZRG Partners Expands Financial Services Practice

ZRG Partners, one of the fastest growing executive search firms, has expanded with the addition of Michael Castine to its financial services practice. He will be based in New York City. Mr. Castine brings 30 years of executive search experience to the firm. Previously, he was a partner with Ridgeway Partners for the past six years. He

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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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HW Global Talent Partner Adds Finance Director to Fuel Growth

U.K.-based executive search firm HW Global Talent Partner has named Rob Pettican as its new finance director at a time in which the firm is targeting rapid growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions. In a new position created to support the planned expansion of the group, he will be accountable for the firm’s finances.

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The Upskilling Deadlock to Continue in 2020

Recent research has revealed a paradox at the heart of current debates around upskilling. On the one hand, the vast majority of U.S. workers believe it’s imperative to train for and develop new skills in order to keep up with changes in the workplace. On the other, that same contingent of workers also say that neither

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Myers McRae Recruits Provost for Methodist College

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has placed Suzanne Blum Malley as the new provost for Methodist University. She will assume her new position on Jan. 15. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Jennifer Barfield, senior vice president, led the assignment. “Dr. Blum Malley brings to us a strong track record of academic and scholarly success,

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Insight Executive Search Seeks Strategic Learning and Evaluation Officer for Walton Family Foundation

Insight Executive Search, which finds top talent for non-profit, research and commercial organizations, has been chosen to find a strategic learning and evaluation officer for the Walton Family Foundation. Vice president Ari Ayares is leading the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm. The new strategic learning and evaluation officer will be charged with working

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The Jackson Laboratory Taps Heidrick & Struggles to Find CHRO

CHROs have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company, and they are expected to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk taking and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest success will have diverse skill-sets,

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The Taplow Group Unveils New Board of Directors

Board service can be one of the most rewarding career experiences: It’s the opportunity to see firsthand how another company operates at the highest levels and to work with – and learn from – accomplished, articulate and intelligent people. It’s why many leaders decide to start down the path to the boardroom. It’s also why

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Korn Ferry Posts Flat Q2 Revenues

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted fiscal second quarter revenues of $492.4 million, down one percent (up one percent at constant currency) from last year. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – recorded net income was $42.8 million, compared to a loss of $46 million in the second quarter of last

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Unemployment Rate Dips Again as Economy Pushes Forward, Despite Concerns

Employers added 266,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped slightly to 3.5 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase was above the 180,000 forecast by economists. The November gain is the 110th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed currently stands at 5.89 million. “We still see

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The Bowdoin Group Recruits President for Mayo Clinic Platform

The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive search firm, has placed John Halamka as the new president of Mayo Clinic Platform, which is committed to elevating Mayo Clinic to a global leadership position within digital healthcare. He will start in his new role on Jan. 1. “Dr. Halamka has a proven track record of success in innovation

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Ventura Partners Plays Key Role in Returning Head Football Coach to Rutgers

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has helped to bring Greg Schiano back to Rutgers University for a second stint as head football coach. Mr. Schiano led the Scarlet Knights to six bowl appearances during his previous tenure, from 2001 to 2011. Partner Chad Chatlos led the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Schiano left Rutgers in 2012

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EMA Partners Opens Miami Office

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new office in Miami and named Mark Young as managing director to lead the new location. “We look forward to working with Mark and his team,” said Chris Pantelidis, EMA Partners regional chair, the Americas. “It is an exciting time as we expand

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Despite Previous Promise, Fewer Women Hold Top CEO Roles

Despite growing calls for gender diversity, the number of women chief executive officers in the S&P 500 dropped by nearly 20 percent in 2018. At the same time, corporate America took decisive action against harassment: In the S&P 500, companies ousted five CEOs in 2018 due to #MeToo-related misconduct, representing more than 40 percent of

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Odgers Berndtson Finds New Leader for Airports Council International – Latin America and Caribbean

Global search firm Odgers Berndtson has placed Rafael Echevarne as the new director general of Airports Council International – Latin America and Caribbean (ACI-LAC). He succeeds Javier Martinez who has successfully led the organization since 2010. Tim McNamara spearheaded the assignment “We have great expectations about the new drive that Rafael Echevarne will bring to our organization,” said

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Pauly Group Recruits 11th President for Northwestern Michigan College

Academic search firm Pauly Group has recruited Nick Nissley to become the next president of Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in Traverse City, MI. Current president Timothy J. Nelson will step down at the end of the year. Dr. Nissley was the first choice of five finalists for the position, out of a field of 67 applicants.

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Tatum U.S. Appoints New Director of Executive Search

Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, recently named John Coutts as director of executive search on the west coast.  This key leadership appointment underscores Tatum’s commitment to continued growth in the U.S. marketplace. Mr. Coutts is an experienced executive recruiter with a demonstrated history of working successfully with private and public companies both in

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InterSearch Expands Presence in Spain and Portugal

InterSearch Worldwide, a global alliance of executive search companies with 90 offices in 50 countries, has added Euromanager to strengthen its presence in Spain and Portugal. “With this strategic alliance, Euromanager reinforces its international character by becoming part of a global network that has been operating in more than 70 markets for over three decades and has around 600 consultants in

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Options Group Releases Annual Pay Data Report to Wall Street

Options Group has just released its 2019/2020 Global Financial Markets Overview and Compensation Report, long considered the ‘gold standard’ for pay data metrics among banks and investment banks. This year’s report, “The Intersection of Disruptive Technology and Geopolitical Protectionism,” is chock full of key industry analytics, including financial market overviews, compensation summaries, salient predictions and

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Academic Search Called in by Simpson College to Recruit New President

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been selected by Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa to find its next president. Search firm president Jay Lemons, senior consultant Wanda Bigham and associate consultant Penny Gibbons are leading the assignment. Jay Simmons is stepping down from the college’s top job, but will continue to serve in his current position until a successor

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Waldron Tapped by Susan G. Komen Puget Sound to Find New Leader

Social sector focused executive search firm Waldron has been retained by the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound (Komen Puget Sound) to lead its search for a new executive director. Recruiting director Sarah Meyer is leading the assignment. Responsible for the success and sustainability of Komen Puget Sound, the new executive director will report to and work in close partnership

Stanton Chase Forms Global Partnership with Hofstede Insights

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has formed a global partnership with Hofstede Insights, a culture and strategy advisory & analytics organization. “I am pleased to announce this new memorandum of understanding between Stanton Chase and Hofstede Insights,” said Wassim Karkabi, global head of assessment and managing partner of the Stanton Chase Middle East and Greater China offices. “Our Middle East

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Amrop Names Head Leadership Services for the Adriatic Region

Global recruiting organization Amrop expanded with the addition of Ksenija Štrekelj as leadership services manager for the Adriatic region. She will be based at Amrop Adria in Ljubljana. Ms. Štrekelj has a senior HR profile with proven background as a talent acquisition and development expert with extended knowledge of HR solutions. She has over 10 years

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Harvard University Taps Isaacson, Miller to Find Chief Diversity Officer

The role of chief diversity officer is expanding at universities across the country. It has, in fact, become one of the most important positions for shaping the vision, culture and very face of institutions of higher learning from coast to coast. It is also increasingly becoming a cabinet-level job, with a broad range of responsibilities

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University of California Picks Ventura Partners to Find Women’s Basketball Coach

Universities have been turning to search firms in droves to fill their top coaching vacancies. Just recently, the University of California, Riverside picked Ventura Partners to lead the search for its next women’s basketball head coach. Interim head coach Seyram Bell will lead the team through the 2019-20 season. She stepped in following the resignation of

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Scion Executive Search Seeking Executive Director for Hill Country Conservancy

Austin, TX-based Hill Country Conservancy (HCC) has announced that founder and CEO George Cofer will retire from the organization next April. The organization has turned to non-profit sector specialists Scion Executive Search to find its next leader. Elissa Dumiak, senior executive recruiter, and Isaac Schild, managing partner, are leading the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Cofer’s tenure with HCC includes founding the non-profit in

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McDermott & Bull Expands to San Francisco and Dallas

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded with the addition of new offices San Francisco and Dallas. Within the last three years, the firm has broadened its reach throughout the U.S. and internationally, including the opening of offices in Canada and Europe. Linda Sierra, managing director in San Francisco, and Jeff Katon, managing director in Dallas, have

Search Firms Step Up Diversity Recruiting Initiatives

Competitive companies, organizations and government agencies know that diversity matters. Why? The demographics of the nation must mirror the workforce. Why diversity? It’s the customer; it’s the worker; thus, it must be the executives. Research shows that organizations that unleash the potential of diverse talent innovate faster and see better business results. It starts by

Ceridian Launches HR Authority

Ceridian Corporation, a provider of managed human resource, recruiting solutions, and payroll outsourcing solutions, has launched HR Authority, an integrated suite of services that gives businesses the tools to manage and pay their people and navigate the ever-changing benefits market. “Small-sized businesses have long wanted a single cost-effective solution to HR management, payroll and benefits

Amrop Partners with Augmentum Consulting in London

Global executive search firm Amrop has formed an alliance with Augmentum Consulting in London. Operating under the brand 'Amrop Augmentum,' the firm serves clients in the consumer & retail, media, telecommunications, technology, industrial/energy, financial services, professional services and sport sectors. Guy Barnes, managing partner of Amrop Augmentum, said: “We are delighted to join Amrop. We

ManpowerGroup Posts Eight Percent Q2 Revenue Loss

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN) has posted revenues of $5.2 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, a decrease of eight percent from a year earlier. Net earnings fell 44 percent to $41 million, or 51 cents per share, from $72.7 million, or 87 cents per share, a year ago. ManpowerGroup chairman and CEO Jeffrey A. Joerres,

Lonergan Partners Fills Post for Quantance

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited George Palmer as vice president of operations at Quantance. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer. Most recently, Mr. Palmer was vice president of operations for Pixim, Inc., a producer of video CMOS image sensors. Quantance is a venture-backed semiconductor startup based in Silicon Valley, founded in 2006

CareerCast.com/JobSerf Index Improves in June

The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online, rose by 6.2 points in June, following decreases in April and May. Although the Index lost some ground over the past two months, this month’s increase is a positive step in the right direction for the weak U.S. job market. Four of the five cities

HR Go Grows Recruiting Staff

Recruiting company HR GO plc has hired Paul Broderick as group managing director. Mr. Broderick has extensive experience leading temporary, contract and permanent staffing businesses from generalist to market leading niche brands across the complete life-cycle of a recruitment company. Previously he was global director of permanent operations / director of Johnson Knight International at

DHR International Names Managing Director in Korea

DHR International has added Philippe Tirault as managing director, Korea based in Seoul. As a member of the financial services and industrial practice groups, Mr. Tirault is overseeing the development of DHR International in the Korean market. He specializes in senior level search assignments for both foreign and Korean clients. “Because of strong client needs

Michael Page Executive Search Expands Team

Michael Page Executive Search has appointed Jon White and Lucy Martin as principals. With 15 years of experience in the recruitment sector, Mr. White the firm from Interquest, where he spent the last five years recruiting for IT leadership positions. He will be heading the chief information officer practice. Ms. Martin is rejoining Michael Page

McCormick Group Fills CEO Search for Natural Products Association

Executive search firm The McCormick Group has placed C. John Shaw as executive director and CEO of the Natural Products Association. Ivan Adler, principal of The McCormick Group and leader of its government affairs practice, completed the search. Before joining NPA, Mr. Shaw had been assistant secretary for environment, safety and health at the U.S.

Allen Austin Appoints Partner in Healthcare and IT Practice

Allen Austin Global Executive Search has hired Kathleen Williams as a partner in its healthcare and information technology practice in Houston. Ms. Williams brings over 20 years of leadership experience in healthcare and information technology to the firm; she began her career in healthcare as an IT director with The Methodist Hospital System during a

Gilbert Tweed Adds to Financial Services Practice

Executive search firm Gilbert Tweed Associates has added Richard G. Lipstein as a managing director in its global financial services practice. He previously served as a managing director at Boyden. Mr. Lipstein is well recognized for his record of achievement placing professionals in a broad range of functional and product areas ranging from asset management

The Buffkin Group Places Sales Exec at Gannett

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has placed Les Hollander as the new vice president of local digital sales for Gannett's U.S. Community Publishing division. Mr. Hollander previously served as VP of sales at Pandora.com. Gannett is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV

Kenexa Inks 10-Year Deal with Bloomberg BusinessWeek China

Kenexa Corporation, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has announced an exclusive 10-year media partnership with Bloomberg BusinessWeek China that is focused on promoting and marketing all facets of Kenexa China Programs, Kenexa World Conference Shanghai and co-branded events to elevate Kenexa’s image and create sustainable gains in the China market. “We

Caldwell Partners Posts Small Decrease in Q3 Revenues; U.S. Revenues Up Slightly

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has posted 2012 third quarter revenues of $9.4 million, down two percent compared to the prior year. The decrease is attributable to weakness in Canadian search revenues (down 16 percent) more than offsetting the growth in U.S. search revenues (up five percent). Revenues from U.S. operations represent

Yoh Selected by Critigen

Critigen, a global leader in technology consulting and IT outsourcing, has selected Yoh, a provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services, to expand and improve it's talent reach and candidate quality. As part of this relationship, Yoh provides RPO recruiting services blended seamlessly with Critigen's existing internal recruiting model. Yoh's RPO team is building targeted

Wilbanks Partners Completes Search for Calvery Investments

Stamford, CT-based executive search firm Wilbanks Partners, LLC, has placed Lynne Ford as executive vice president and head of distribution at Calvert Investments. Ms. Ford previously served as EVP and chief executive officer of individual retirement at ING US. Calvert Investments is a globally recognized leader in sustainable and responsible investing. Wilbanks Partners, a boutique

Kforce to Leverage Monster’s 6Sense Semantic Search Technology

Monster has entered into a multi-year agreement to deploy its Power Resume Search, using 6Sense Semantic Search technology, across Kforce’s entire organization. Kforce, a provider of professional staffing services and solutions, will be providing to its entire recruiter base access to 6Sense semantic search for all of its sourcing needs on Monster.com. “We believe that

Buck Consultants Opens Office in Brazil

Buck Consultants, a Xerox company and provider of human resource and benefits consulting, has opened an office in Sao Paulo with the former partners of Triaxes Consultoria Atuarial Ltda., an actuarial consulting firm. Buck and Triaxes have worked as affiliates since 2009. The Sao Paulo office provides retirement plan administration and human resources outsourcing services

Boyden Recruits COO for SEI

Boyden has placed Robert Behler as chief operating officer at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Tim McNamara, managing director of Boyden’s Washington DC office, led the search. Before joining the Software Engineering Institute, Mr. Behler was president and CEO of SRC, a not-for-profit research and development corporation with a for-profit manufacturing subsidiary. SEI works closely

Taylor Winfield CEO Named Penrhyn Chair

Taylor Winfield CEO Connie J. Adair has been appointed chairman of Penrhyn International, a global partnership of independent executive search firms. Ms. Adair, who previously served as Penrhyn's vice chair for three years and has been a member since 2006, served as both founder and CEO of two enterprises and general manager within a Fortune

Odgers Berndtson Canada Adds New Partner

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson Canada has named Lyn Currie as a partner in its Toronto office. Ms. Currie is responsible for executive search and leadership development in the firm's global technology, mining and broader industrial sectors. She has experience with a wide array of clients including conducting searches for global mining, technology and energy

Fairfield Partners Completes Search for Affinion Group

Fairfield Partners, a Norwalk, Conn-based executive search firm specializing in technology and consumer products markets, has placed David Meyers as vice president of retail sales solutions for Affinion Group. Mr. Meyers was previously CEO of Smartbox North America and U.K. Affinion Group Holdings, based in Stamford, CT and with over $1.5BB, in revenue is a

Leadership Capital Group Opens Boston Office

Leadership Capital Group, a North American and EMEA executive search firm, has opened a new office in Boston and appointed Gen Alissi as principal to lead its expansion in the region. Mr. Alissi has been the managing partner ofexecutive search and consulting firm, Geno Alissi Executive Group, and previously held senior general management and other

McDermott & Bull Adds Consultant

Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has announced that Bill Brewer will join the firm as a principal consultant and will spearhead the growth of the talent & executive leadership practice. Mr. Brewer has over 25 years of experience in corporate human resources within multiple industries. Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, he was the VP

Hays Expands into Malaysia

Global recruitment company Hays plc has announced the launch of Hays Malaysia, extending its global reach to 33 countries. Chris Mead, regional director of Hays in South East Asia, will oversee the office, which will is based in the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. Hays will be offering its specialist expertise to employers and jobseekers in

Employment Outlook Improving According to New Study

While the jobs recovery continues to lag that of previous recessions, the outlook for the back half of 2012 shows continued improvement over 2011, according to CareerBuilder’s latest nationwide survey. Forty-four percent of private sector employers reported they are planning to hire full-time, permanent staff from July 1 through December 31, 2012, an increase of

EMA Partners Adds to Toronto Office

EMA Partners International has added James Hayes to the firm to assist in the development and growth of its Toronto and New York practices. Based in Toronto, Mr. Hayes will leverage his extensive international experience in supporting cross-border searches as well as assignments for multinationals and global financial services organizations. He will join EMA’s financial

EmployBridge Acquires ALLINES Staffing Professionals

EmployBridge, a provider of outsourced human resource and specialty-branded temporary staffing services in the United States, has acquired the assets of ALLINES Staffing Professionals, a prominent Mid-Atlantic staffing company based in Baltimore. EmployBridge operates primarily under the ResourceMFG, ProLogistix and ProDrivers brands, providing skilled light industrial personnel to three specific industry verticals – specialty manufacturing,

eQuest Selected by CNstaff

eQuest, a job posting distribution and job posting management provider, has been selected by CNstaff, operators of China’s largest applicant tracking system, Mr. Jobs, to provide its customers with job posting support in China. CNstaff provides human capital and talent management solutions to more than 300 major companies in China. The association will also allow

Diversified Search Creates Corporate Board of Directors Advisory Group

Diversified Search has created a corporate board of directors advisory group to work with the firm's established board practice area and explore the complex issues confronting boards with an emphasis in the area of diversity. Chairman, founder and CEO Judith M. von Seldeneck, said: "Diversified has developed a uniquely successful board search process which we

Pilat HR Solutions Signs Agreement with ICIMS

Pilat HR Solutions, a provider of human capital management technology and professional services, has formally signed an agreement with iCIMS, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions. With this announcement, Pilat is launching TalentPin ATS, a stand-alone applicant tracking system powered by iCIMS that will help small to medium-sized organizations streamline their recruitment processes

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