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BoardWalk Consulting Seeks CEO for Kids in Need Foundation

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been enlisted to find the next chief executive officer for the Kids in Need Foundation (KINF), a national leader in helping children in need gain access to school supplies. Senior director John Sparrow is leading the assignment. By providing essential school supplies and advocating for the direct impact they


Calibrate Legal Strengthens Search Staff

Legal recruiting continues to be a hot area for search firms. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move as a result of changes in government administrations, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is expected to be robust

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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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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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Talengo Launches Mentoring Program

Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo has created its own digital solution to develop mentoring programs. It is, for the moment, the first consulting firm in Spain that has an internal development tool to manage these types of programs. Talengo said that mentoring projects are one of the most successful instruments for the development of internal talent in that


SPMB Recruits CEO for Shutterfly

The private equity sector is witnessing an explosive bidding war for top leaders as portfolio companies expand their needs for C-suite talent. SPMB, an executive search firm that helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, recently placed Hilary Schneider as the new CEO of Shutterfly, which was acquired earlier this year by private equity firm Apollo


Koya Leadership Partners Assists Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in President Search

Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners have teamed up to place George Washington University (GW) president emeritus Steven Knapp as the new president of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. “This is a significant opportunity to lead one of the most important cultural institutions in our country,” said Ms. Ranney. “Steve is such an accomplished and thoughtful leader, and a


Sterling Martin Associates Selected by the American Pharmacists Association to Find New Leader

Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruiting talent for associations and other non-profit organizations, has been called in by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to find a new CEO. Spearheading the assignment are David S. Martin, managing partner; Leigh Beal, vice president of executive recruiting; and Manmeet Singh Fox, senior consultant. Earlier


Prestige Scientific Names Manufacturing Recruiting Leader

Persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill-sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies as they try to navigate a new world of work, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook report on life sciences. This will require a dramatic change in strategies for leadership,

How Collaboration and Diversity in the Workplace Promotes Innovation

Having the right talent, with the right skills, is the foundation of success for any business. Regardless of their size, companies are desperate for educated, highly skilled, knowledgeable employees who possess the skill-sets that will ensure the business remains viable and sustainable into the future. At the same time, however, companies must be committed to

Employers Struggling to Find Talent

ManpowerGroup released the results of its seventh-annual Talent Shortage Survey, revealing 49 percent of U.S. employers are experiencing difficulty filling mission-critical positions within their organizations. Although slightly lower than the 52 percent of employers struggling in 2011, a significant percentage of total U.S. employers continue to face hiring challenges despite continued high unemployment. U.S. employers

Mansfield & Associates Opens Chicago Office

Mansfield & Associates, Ltd., a research driven executive search firm with offices in Cleveland; Fort Myers, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Budapest, Hungary, has opened its Chicago office with the addition of area manager Laura Zaksas. Ms. Zaksas has over 15 years of experience in research and candidate identification across a broad range of industries at management

Preston | Reffett Chosen by U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Executive search firm Preston | Reffett, LLC was chosen by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to conduct multiple senior level search engagements across the agency. Marshall Reffett and Ron Flom from the Washington, D.C., office of Preston | Reffett will lead the assignments. Bill Reffett, managing partner, said: “Our public sector – government practice

Korn Ferry to Lead Search for AIAA

Korn/Ferry International has been selected by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) to lead its search for a new executive director. The search is expected to be completed by October. AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession with more than 35,000 individual members worldwide. Korn/Ferry International, based

MacroStaffing Launched to Connects IT Professionals with Corporate Clients

Macrosoft has announced the launch of its MacroStaffing service to provide highly qualified IT staff to its corporate clients by augmenting their existing teams both on-site and virtually. Macrosoft recruits, screens and trains IT staff in the industry and provides ongoing support for placement on clients’ projects. Macrosoft’s pricing structure and range of technical talent

Hanover Search Group Names Head of U.S. Office

London-based Hanover Search Group has named Tom Carter as managing director in charge of its U.S. office. In this role, he is charged with leveraging Hanover's financial services relationships. Prior to joining Hanover, Mr. Carter spent six years managing search firm LeaderFinder Consulting with a special focus on risk, finance, compliance and underwriting roles across

Saba Partners with TeachScape

Saba, a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, and Teachscape, a leader in delivering Web-based professional learning content, innovative technologies, and expert services, have formed an alliance to offer joint customers a competency-based integrated talent management platform, designed to support the development of effective teaching practice throughout the career lifecycle of educators.Through this alliance,

DirectEmployers Revamps Veterans.jobs

DirectEmployers Association, a non-profit consortium of over 600 leading U.S. employers, has revamped its Veterans.jobs, a website that helps transitioning military men and women find employment in the civilian workforce, including a more robust search and better user experience.Searching for a specific Military Occupation Code (MOC) or Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) on Veterans.jobs has also

TRANSEARCH Adds Partner in London

TRANSEARCH International has appointed Andrew Lees as a partner in London. Mr. Lees has 14 years experience in executive search, with particular expertise in handling assignments in the energy and natural resources and professional services sectors. He previously served as a partner at Clive & Stokes International/Grosvenor Clive & Stokes. TRANSEARCH International currently has 58

TalentFirst and Employer Consultancy Merge

TalentFirst and Employer Consultancy, Inc. have merged bringing together companies that were built upon years of organizational development consulting and talent management technologies expertise. The combined entity, TalentFirst, will draw from the relationships and expertise of both companies, resulting in a talent management consulting firm that is focused on improving organizational capabilities. The firm serves

Global Project Partners Names Leader of Oil & Gas Practice

Human capital solutions provider Global Project Partners has promoted Greg Elton to practice leader of its oil & gas practice. Mr. Elton joined Global Project Partners Ltd in 2010, having begun his career with a leading global recruitment firm, helping establish them within the European oil & gas market. He drove that business forward, focusing

Spencer Stuart Retained by Best Buy for CEO Search

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been selected by Best Buy Co., Inc. to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. The company will consider internal and external candidates. With operations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, China and Mexico, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services

Bench International Acquires Trios Search Partners

Global executive search firm Bench International has acquired TRIOS Search Partners, an executive search and human resources consulting firm specializing in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Karen Fulmer, founder and president of TRIOS Search Partners, joins Bench as a senior vice president. She will help lead

CTPartners Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase German-Based Farin & Company

CTPartners has inked a letter of intent to acquire Farin & Company, a Hamburg, Germany-based executive search firm focused on executive recruiting, development and corporate learning. Annika Farin will join the firm as managing partner, head of Germany. Brian Sullivan, CEO of CTPartners, said: "Farin & Company shares the same commitment to quality as CTPartners,

Cook Associates Places President at Swiss-Tech

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Michael Curtis as president of Swiss-Tech, LLC. The search was led by Kevin Logterman, managing director and head of the firm's industrial and family business practices.Mr. Curtis joins Swiss-Tech from Symmetry Mediacal, Inc. where he served most recently as chief operating officer. Located in Delavan, WI, Swiss-Tech is

Executive Networks Launches Global Total Rewards Network

Executive Networks, Inc., has launched the Global Total Rewards Network (GTRN) for global executives focused on integrated total reward strategies. Global Total Rewards joins Executive Network's roster of peer networks across the chief HR officer, talent management, leadership development, learning, HRIS and recruiting functions of leading Global 500 and Fortune 1000 companies. “Our Global Total

Hudson Global’s Revenues Fall 8.2 Percent

Hudson Global/(NASDAQ:HSON) has posted first quarter 2012 revenues of $200.6 million, down 8.2 percent from $218.5 million the same period the prior year. The company recorded a net loss of $3.2 million. During the quarter the company also changed its name from Hudson Highland Group to Hudson Global. “After making significant progress in 2011 towards

Right Management Names U.K./Ireland Practice Leader

Right Management has appointed Mark Hodgson as practice leader of talent management for the U.K. and Ireland. Mr. Hodgson is an international organizational and leadership assessment and development professional with experience in the design, management and implementation of organizational development and leadership executive assessment and development solutions within global FTSE & Fortune 100 companies both

MJS Executive Search Completes Search for Seamless

MJS Executive Search has recruited James Hwang as head of customer care, partner relations and operations at Seamless. Mr. Hwang was most recently director, inside sales, for PODS and vice president of contact center operations at Scicom. Seamless is a comprehensive source for local restaurant information and online ordering. MJS Executive Search is a boutique

Monster Integrates BeKnown

Monster has integrated BeKnown, its professional networking app on Facebook, into the Monster site experience across 34 countries in North America, South America, Australia and throughout Europe. Job seekers can use Monster's semantic search technology to find the right jobs and now instantly see how they're already connected to those opportunities through their Facebook and

VMA Group Opens New Office in Birmingham

U.K.-headquartered recruitment consultancy VMA Group has opened a new office in Birmingham. The office will be headed by Francesca Hanikova. The company also has offices in London, Manchester and Brussels, plus two partner offices in Washington and San Diego. Ms. Hanikova joins VMA Group from Wolseley and prior to that she was based in Prague

Spencer Ogden Expands Operations inta Asia

Recruiting firm Spencer Ogden has opened its first Asian office in Singapore and assigned Bradley Lewington as its head. Mr. Lewington has eight years of energy recruitment experience and leadership and previously served as founder and managing director of the technical brand of Eximius Group. David Spencer Percival, CEO, said: “The energy market in Asia

Accelent Finds SVP, Product for Networked Insights

Accelent, Inc. has placed Dan Cropsey as senior vice president of product at Networked Insights. Mr. Cropsey was previoulsy SVP of technology and product development for Nielsen Catalina Solutions (NSC), a joint venture between Nielsen and Catalina Marketing. Networked Insights leverages social analytics to make a massive impact on their clients marketing capabilities. Accelent is

UPMO Releases Talent Marketplace

UpMo, the leader in social talent management, has announced the addition of the Talent Marketplace to its social talent engine platform. Recruiters and managers can use the Talent Marketplace to more strategically collaborate, reduce churn and accelerate the pace at which they fill open roles with internal talent. “Companies continue to throw money at external

RSR Partners Adds to Legal and Compliance Practice

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm based in Greenwich, Conn., has added John Keitt as a managing director and leader of the legal and compliance practice. In addition, he will also be a part of the firm's global sport and board practices. Mr. Keitt has over 25 years of international commercial experience

Heidrick & Struggles Names Head of Industrial Practice

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has named Daren Kemp as global practice managing partner of the industrial practice. Mr. Kemp currently serves as managing partner and chairman of the strategic partners program and partner-in-charge of the Singapore offic. He will be relocating to the London office. "Daren is a highly accomplished leader

Volt Workforce Solutions Becomes Corporate Partner of MSEP

Volt Workforce Solutions, the staffing business unit of Volt Information Sciences, Inc., has become a corporate partner to the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP). Launched in 2011 by the Defense Department, MSEP encourages employers to demonstrate positive policies toward military spouses. “Volt is proud to achieve the criteria for selection to be a MSEP corporate

Charleston Partners Completes Search for Noble Energy

Executive search firm Charleston Partners has placed Scott Thompson as director, learning and organizational development at Noble Energy. Mr. Thompson previously held global leadership positions at Carbo Ceramics, Natco Group, Hanover, and Schlumberger in the areas of HR, operations, and engineering. The search was managed by Charleston Partners, founding principal Fran Luisi. Noble Energy (NBL)

Korn Ferry Strengthens Paris Office

Korn/Ferry International has named Pascal Gibert as senior client partner in its industrial practice. Based in Paris, Mr. Gibert brings deep knowledge in the industrial market, with a strong focus on board and CFO appointments, as well as proven credentials in assessing senior level leadership teams. Prior to joining Korn/Ferry, Mr. Gibert was a member

ON Search Partners Adds to Life Sciences Practice

ON Search Partners has added Steve Cornacchia as a partner in its life sciences practice based out of the Washington, D.C. office. He will serve multi-national and emerging biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as other sectors of the life sciences industry. Most recently, Mr. Cornacchia was a partner in the executive search

NGA Forms Partnerships to Extend Its HR SaaS Solution

NorthgateArinso (NGA) has announced two new partnerships to further enhance the job aggregation and resume parsing capabilities of its HR SaaS solution, euHReka. The partnerships will allow euHReka customers to directly publish job requisitions on thousands of job boards connected via Data Frenzy, and to import resumes in a structured format into euHReka, using Daxtra

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