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8 Insider Tips to Ace the Executive Interview Process   

Heading into the interview process can make even the most seasoned executive sweat.  A new report from BroadView Talent Partners explains that when interviewing  candidates, the firm uses what it describes as the 6-3-2 process. This includes a first round pool of six candidates, a second round pool of three, and a final round — with


How PE Firms are Competing for Talent During the Great Reshuffle

In the midst of the Great Resignation and the Great Reshuffle, private equity firms and their portfolio companies are learning to be much more strategic and competitive for talent, according to a new report from Julian Rives, managing partner of Chapel Hill Solutions, a healthcare-focused executive search firm. Over the last few months, the search firm has

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Executive Search Firms Shatter Growth Records According to Hunt Scanlon Media

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive search firms. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2021, a result of pent-up demand for executives and their key reports.


Cook Silverman Search Seeks New Leader for Morgan Autism Center

Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been retained by the Morgan Autism Center in San Jose, CA, to lead its search for a new executive director. Victoria L. Silverman, managing founder, is heading the assignment for the non-profit-focused search firm. Morgan Autism Center seeks an experienced, visionary, dynamic, and passionate executive director to lead the

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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 Rise of the Great Counteroffer

Most people have heard about the “Great Resignation” or the “Great Reshuffle,” but Grey Search & Strategy, among other search providers, say many organizations are now experiencing what they call the “Great Counteroffer.” The number of counteroffers has increased over the last year as employers are throwing everything they can (money, incentives, titles, etc.) at


Caldwell Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for PRT Growing Services

Jay Millen and Jeff Freeborough of Toronto-based Caldwell recently assisted in the recruitment of Collin Phillip as the new chief commercial officer of PRT Growing Services. Mr. Phillip was previously country manager, Canada for AgVend. In this role, he was responsible for building out the Canadian-based team for this leading B2B agtech company. He was accountable for supporting


CarterBaldwin Recruits Chief Growth and Strategy Officer for Feed the Children

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has assisted in the recruitment of Colleen Ridenhour as chief growth and strategy officer of global non-profit Feed the Children. “After an extensive global search, I am thrilled to welcome Colleen to our organization,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO for Feed the Children. “She is an exceptional leader who has the


Kevin Chase Tapped by Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice to Find New Leader

Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has been enlisted to find the next executive director for the Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ). Leading the assignment are Kevin Chase, managing partner, and Catie DiFelice, senior consultant. The executive director will assume primary operating and oversight responsibility for LACLJ and will work closely with board, staff,


Odgers Berndtson Boosts Plan to Expand in Spanish Speaking Countries

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has boosted its strategic plan for Latin America with an expansion into Spain. The firm currently has offices in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. The incorporation of Spain into Odgers Berndtson’s strategic plan for LATAM was signed at the London headquarters by Kester Scrope, CEO of


For Diverse CEOs, Progress Comes Slowly

Despite an overwhelming percentage of executives who consider diversity to be more important to their organization than it was just three years ago, the number of both women and racially and ethnically diverse CEOs among the Fortune 100 remains low at roughly one in four, according to the “Route to the Top 2022” report recently released


HR’s Strategic Role in a Time of Inflation/Contraction

Despite election year gloom and doom assertions, gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2022 was revised higher and consumer sentiment moved up a bit as well. Q2 corporate profits rebounded (rising 6.1 percent in the quarter, after falling 2.2 percent in Q1), headline and core inflation moderated slightly, and two new regulations (the


Lindauer Places Chief Advancement Officer for Deerfield Academy

Lindauer recently assisted in the recruitment of Charles “Chuck” Ramsay as chief advancement officer for Deerfield Academy, a Massachusetts co-educational preparatory school. The assignment was spearheaded by Libby Roberts, senior vice president, and consultant Chandra Montgomery. Mr. Ramsay brings over 27 years of experience in the advancement profession to his work at Deerfield and, as


Sportsology Group Assists Atlanta United FC in Recruiting New CEO

New York City-based Sportsology Group has placed Garth Lagerwey as the new president and chief executive officer of Atlanta United FC,  a Major League Soccer (MLS) team based in Georgia. Mr. Lagerwey, most-recently general manager and president of soccer of the professional soccer league’s Seattle Sounders and a former general manager for Real Salt Lake


Jobplex Names Four New Partners

Jobplex, the Chicago-based partner company of DHR Global, has named four new partners – Shea Jaenicke, Steve McClellan, Jill Pantano, and Kara Rae Linn–to its ranks. Mr. Jaenicke, based in Los Angeles, joins the firm in the advanced technology practice group. With more than a decade of experience in search, he works primarily with founders


Bigger is Not Always Better When Selecting a Search Firm to Partner With

Senior leadership hires can make or break an organization. Various studies show that the failure rate of executives coming into new companies is 30 to 40 percent after 18 months. In a hiring market, like the one we’re currently experiencing, finding a true game-changing leader is extremely challenging. Furthermore, making a hiring mistake is extremely


The Evolving Path to the C-Suite

No matter what you call it, the challenge is the same. Executives across all industries have been resigning at higher-than-expected rates, making it harder to attract, recruit and retain been-there-done-that talent. While many predicted a gap in leadership development and subsequent succession, no one anticipated the pandemic’s acceleration of resignations and market disruptors, according to


Furst Group Recruits Chief People Officer for Oregon Health & Science University

Executive recruitment firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, recently assisted in the placement of Qiana Williams as the first executive vice president and chief people officer of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). “I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the 100+ OHSU members who participated in an extensive


Slone Partners Recruits Chief Business Officer for 1910 Genetics

Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has placed Patrick Genestin as chief business officer at 1910 Genetics, a biotechnology company integrating artificial intelligence (AI), computation, and biological automation to accelerate the design of small molecule and protein therapeutics. “Patrick Genestin is an extremely accomplished, passionate, and respected business leader with a penchant for establishing strategic partnerships, attracting new investment,


AIMS International Creates Defense and Security Industries Group

Executive search consortium AIMS International is expanding its industrial global practice to with the creation of a defense and security industries group led from France by Nicolas J. Rogier, managing partner France. AIMS said that Mr. Rogier’s mission is “to engage with the industry’s large groups and SMEs on their specific recruitment and talent management and to offer them the


HireQuest Acquires MRINetwork’s 252 Franchise Offices

Acquisitions and consolidations continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. The latest: HireQuest Inc., a NASDAQ-traded national franchisor of on-demand, temporary and commercial staffing services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of MRINetwork, a global executive recruiting network headquartered in Delray Beach,


Storbeck Search / Diversified Search Group Seeks President for Boston University

Higher education-focused Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has been selected by Boston University (BU) to lead in its search for its 11th president. Robert Brown recently announced that he will retire as president at the end of the 2022–2023 academic year. The assignment is being led by Shelly Weiss Storbeck, global education practice lead and managing


ON Partners Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Seeq Corp.

Daniel Bolger and Jake Espenlaub of ON Partners have helped to place George Skaryak as chief revenue officer of Seeq Corp., a provider of manufacturing and industrial internet of things advanced analytics software. “This is an exciting time of growth for Seeq, and we’re thrilled to add a sales leader with a proven track record of growing SaaS businesses


Frederickson Partners Recruits VP of People for Sirona Medical

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Why such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts? Corporate leaders want HR leaders who are sophisticated, proactive and strategic-minded, with strong business savvy to drive their people capabilities like they would a P&L, according to


ZRG Partners Expands Financial Services Practice

ZRG Partners has added Allen Brady back to the firm’s consumer and commercial banking practice. He also joins their global financial services, technology, and industrial practice groups. Mr. Brady has more than two decades of executive search experience and a personal track record of over 300 senior-level searches completed. He previously served with ZRG from 2017


4 Steps to Avoid Making a Bad Hire

The clock is ticking the minute the deal closes. How quickly can you execute on the value creation plan and work toward your new private equity backer’s investment thesis? Every portfolio company CEO then must ask the critical related question: Do I have the right team to make that happen? “Data we collect and analyze in our work


Preparing for Shorter CEO Tenures

Like it or not, there’s a new leadership reality coming. The post-pandemic period has brought permanent changes and challenges to the U.S. workforce, including condensed CEO leadership tenures. For boards and executive leadership teams, the time to prepare is now, says BroadView Talent Partners in a new report. Baby Boomers, those born between 1946 and


DRiWaterstone Human Capital Seeks New Leader for Chesapeake Bay Commission

Arlington, VA-based DRiWaterstone Human Capital has been enlisted to find a new executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Commission. The executive director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission reports directly to the leadership and members of the commission. This executive provides visionary leadership and strategic policy oversight to commission members and staff. The ED also participates at the


Reilly Partners Recruits Chief Economist for Nationwide

Chicago-based executive search firm Reilly Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Kathy Bostjancic as their new senior vice president and chief economist at  Nationwide. Ms. Bostjancic succeeds recently retired, former chief economist David Berson. She is the second person and the first woman to be named chief economist at the company.  “This was another fantastic search with


Cornerstone International Group Opens Office in Miami

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has opened a new office in Miami. Cornerstone Miami will be led by managing director, Raul Coz and regional chairman, Diego Cubas. This office will serve as a hub joining the U.S. and Latin American markets, reinforcing Cornerstone’s presence in 12 countries in the Americas.  The new

A New Twist on Recruiting Diverse Teams Across the Technology Ecosystem

Innovative technology and high powered, highly functioning engineering teams are the backbone of the tech ecosystem. To have a world-class chief technology officer or vice president of engineering that attracts talent and can build a team quickly and with diversity in mind is the ultimate goal. If you can be one of the great companies

Jamba Picks Elliott Group to Lead CEO Search

Jamba, Inc. has retained the services of executive search firm The Elliott Group to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. James D. White has announced he will be retiring as the company’s president, CEO and chairman of its board of directors after seven years at the helm. He will remain in his current position to help oversee

Legal Recruiter Laurence Simons Names Global Managing Director

International legal recruiter Laurence Simons has named Clare Butler as its new global managing director. She will report to Mark Carriban, chief executive officer of the FiveTen Group, and will oversee the firm’s global operations as well as expand the business internationally. Ms. Butler started her career 20 years ago as a legal advisor for the

Chaloner Expands New York Office

Executive recruiting firm Chaloner has expanded its New York office with the additions of Alanna Miller and Georgia Aarons as associates. Established in 1979, Chaloner is an executive search firm focused on recruiting top talent for mid and senior level communications, public relations and marketing positions throughout the U.S. and Canada. The firm works with

Atlanta Braves Turn to Recruiter In Hunt for General Manager

The Atlanta Braves organization has retained Millman Search Group, Inc. to recruit a general manager for the mixed-use development property adjacent to SunTrust Park, home of The Braves. The complex will be the first-ever mixed-use community to open in tandem with a major league venue. Both are slated to open in the spring of 2017. Under

Life Sciences Recruiter Expands to the German Market

Global life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has expanded into Germany with the opening of new offices in Frankfurt and Berlin. The firm has appointed Anne-Monika Dürk as executive vice president, Thomas Pilz as research associate and Dr. Christoph Themel as principal. “We have worked in Germany for many years and some of our work has

Lochlin Partners Recruits CHRO for Science & Technology Enterprise

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Uzma Burki as senior vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO) at Battelle Memorial Institute. Ms. Burki is a seasoned human resources leader who has a proven track record across a wide-range of industries. Liza Wright and Patrick Friel, managing directors at Lochlin Partners, led the search.

Diversified Search Adds Former KF Consultant in Philadelphia

Former Korn Ferry recruiter Mark Mulvanerty has joined Diversified Search as managing director in Philadelphia. He will serve as a member of the firm’s financial officers practice and work closely with its board practice. With more than 17 years of experience in executive search, Mr. Mulvanerty has served clients in the Fortune 500, private equity firms

Marcum Search Opens Fort Lauderdale Office

Marcum Search LLC, the executive search affiliate of accounting and advisory firm Marcum LLP, has launched a new search practice based in South Florida. Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, the new office will be led by Bonnie Koppelman and Randi Valdes. The search consulting division complements the firm’s other divisions focusing on executive recruitment. It will

Scrambling for Talent? Here’s Why Top Companies Rely On Employee Referrals

More than 50 percent of referred employees have been in their current position for more than five years, supporting various findings that have cited employee referrals as a top source of hiring, according to “The Impact of Successful Employee Referral Programs,” issued by iCIMS, Inc. This latest research study, which analyzed data from more than 500 human

Foundation Turns to Internal Candidate After Nationwide Search

Spencer Stuart has assisted in the placement of Mark Pritchett as president and CEO of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. After a five month search that considered 309 potential candidates, the Foundation and search committee decided to hire from within – selecting Mr. Pritchett to fill its top post. He succeeds Teri A. Hansen, who resigned in June after 13 years at Gulf Coast to

VP Human Resources to Lead HR Officers Search Practice

Executive search firm Alder Koten has added Oscar German as managing partner and senior advisor in its Houston office. He will lead the firm’s human resources officers practice and be part of the energy practice where he will collaborate on executive search work focused on board members, C-level executives, and senior management positions. “We are delighted to welcome

Kaplan Partners Taps CEO for New Jersey Bank

Philadelphia-based executive recruiter Kaplan Partners has placed Brian Jones as president and chief executive officer of the First National Bank of Elmer. He succeeds Douglas Carll, who said he was retiring in April after serving in the position since 1996. In his new position, Mr. Jones will be tasked with providing leadership and direction for all bank wide initiatives, programs and

Pure Search Names Finance Recruiting Practice Head

Global search firm Pure Search has named Caroline Hudson as head of its finance, accounting & transformation search practice. She will be based in London. In this new role, Ms. Hudson will further build Pure’s senior finance business, working closely with existing clients and developing new relationships throughout the commerce & industry space. With more than

Big Upswing In CTO Hiring As Companies Seek Technological Edge

New York City-based executive recruiter 680 Partners has placed Patrick McClellen as chief technology officer of Digilant Inc., a holding company of ISP Digital. Digilant partners with agencies and brands to provide customized and scalable programmatic media solutions. Ross Freeman, 680 Partners CEO, handled the search assignment. Mr. Freeman works in partnership with a number of top

Phillips Oppenheim Recruits CEO for Detroit Institute of Arts

Phillips Oppenheim, an executive search firm dedicated to the non-profit sector, has recruited Salvador Salort-Pons as director, president and chief executive officer of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). He succeeds Graham W. J. Beal, who retired as director of the DIA in late June. His appointment follows an extensive nine-month international search. Mr. Salort-Pons, who

IBM Global Talent Acquisition Head Joins Executive Search Firm

Summative Executive Search has added George Hotter as a principal and executive recruiter. He brings talent acquisition and strategic human resource leadership experience from both fast-growing private venture technology companies and the global public companies that acquire them. Mr. Hotter has 20-plus years of experience in public and private industry, primarily focused in high growth technology companies. He

Armstrong Craven Expands to Singapore Amid Regional Talent Shortage

U.K.-headquartered specialist executive search and intelligence consultancy, Armstrong Craven, has expanded in the Asia Pacific region having recently established a presence in Singapore. Heather Travis, director for Asia Pacific, will lead the Asia team. She will seek new relationships across APAC with regional and international businesses. Ms. Travis said there is particular demand for the firm’s

Heidrick & Struggles Names Head of Global Consumer Recruiting Practice

Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Thomas Snyder as global practice managing partner – consumer markets. He will be based in the firm’s Chicago office. Mr. Snyder joins Heidrick from boutique search firm Tillman Carlson, where he was owner and partner. Previously, he served for nearly 20 years as a partner with Spencer Stuart in its consumer goods & services search

Recruiters Bulk Up As Demand Rises for Higher Education Chiefs

Witt/Kieffer has added four new industry experts to its growing education search sector practice. The firm’s education recruitment team identifies higher education and college preparatory school leaders who understand complex issues facing both public and private institutions. Charlene Aguilar joins the firm as a consultant in its South Bend, Indiana office. She brings 30 years of professional expertise and experience and will

Caldwell Partners Recruits Senior Roles for BrainScope

Caldwell Partners has placed Angad Singh as chief technology officer and Kerstin Schultz as president and chief operating officer of BrainScope Company, Inc., a privately held neurotechnology company. Michael T. Kelly, a partner in Caldwell’s life sciences practice, led the assignment. Mr. Kelly specializes in recruiting at the CEO, COO, CFO and board of director level, as

Hiring Uptick Seen In North Asia

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has added Dr. Jack Gau as managing director, North Asia. Dr. Gau will be responsible for Futurestep’s growth strategy in North Asia; he will be working together with the Asia Pacific and global leadership teams across all of Futurestep’s lines of business. He will be based in the

Recruiting Non-Profit Talent Grows More Challenging

Executive search firm Jorgenson Consulting is currently working with the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce to identify its next president and chief executive officer. Brian Anderson has recently resigned to become the president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce in Columbus, GA. Todd Jorgenson, managing partner and principal, is heading the assignment. A national search has commenced to find

iFind Group Partners With Vaco

New York City-based executive search firm iFind Group (iFind) has partnered with consulting and placement firm Vaco. The alliance is intended to strengthen each company’s service offerings, enabling Vaco to increase its presence in the Northeast business corridor and iFind to better serve clients on a national level. “Vaco is talent-centric, not location-centric and enters markets based solely on

How Andrew Norrie Leverages a Global Talent Platform From Canada

Andrew Norrie is managing partner and co-founder of Toronto-based Four Corners Group, a generalist boutique search firm founded in 2007. Andrew’s career in executive search began 17 years ago at Terham Consultants, a specialist recruiting firm focused on placing marketing and advertising executives, He later served at Odgers Berndtson as partner. In this interview Andrew reveals

Russell Reynolds Taps CEO for Mass. Life Sciences Center as Sector Seeks ‘Visionary Leaders’

Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Travis McCready as chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. Past CEO Susan Windham-Bannister resigned from her post this spring. Mike Kennealy, assistant secretary for business growth for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development, has been serving as interim CEO. Mr. McCready

CROs Seen as Innovators and Revenue Accelerators

ChampionScott Partners has recruited Shannon Erman as chief revenue officer of BRIDGE Energy Group. Mr. Erman is a seasoned utility industry executive with over 20 years of strategy, sales, marketing and operations experience. Most recently, Mr. Erman was VP of North America for Oracle’s Utilities and Energy Business Unit where he established new go-to market initiatives while achieving

Former CTPartners Vice Chairman Rejoins Heidrick & Struggles

Heidrick & Struggles has named Tom Moran as a partner and member of the firm’s financial services practice, as well as its CEO and board practice. Based in Chicago, he will work across the firm’s financial services practice, specializing in insurance, and will work closely to facilitate a seamless financial services CEO & board effort globally. With

Candidate Demand Up in San Francisco; Multiple Offers, Competitive Pay Packages Rising

Russam GMS, a provider of interim managers and executive search solutions, has opened a new office in San Francisco. The opening of the new location follows high demand for executive talent from technology companies and the venture capital community to meet the needs of growing sectors such as FinTech and MedTech. Russam GMS director, John Schonert,

Korn Ferry To Acquire Hay Group in $452M Deal

Korn Ferry has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hay Group in a move seen as expanding Korn Ferry’s human capital consulting business. Hay Group, founded 72 years ago, is a global leader in people strategy and organizational performance. It has a portfolio of intellectual property, including several of the world’s most comprehensive management

Strong Job Growth To Drive Unemployment Rate Below Five Percent By Year End

The Conference Board’s U.S. employment trends index rose last month to the mark of 128.92, up 4.5 percent from the same month a year ago. The increase was driven by four positive contributors: percentage of respondents who say they find ‘jobs hard to get,’ percentage of companies with positions not able to fill right now,

Airport Commission Turns to Search Firm to Find Next CEO

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new executive director and chief executive officer. Current CEO and executive director, Jeff Hamiel, will retire in May 2016 after nearly 40 years of service with MAC. Created in 1943 by Minnesota state law, the Airports Commission is a public corporation providing coordinated aviation services throughout

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