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Spencer Stuart Finds Board Members for MEDNAX Inc.

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Carlos A. Migoya and Michael A. Rucker to stand for election to the board of directors at MEDNAX Inc., a publicly traded health solutions partner specializing in neonatology, anesthesiology, radiology, maternal-fetal medicine, other pediatric services and management services. While conducting the searches, Spencer Stuart evaluated the board’s composition and identified additional director


Russell Reynolds Associates Adds Former BP HR Leader to Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives and other top corporate executives looking for a career change. Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates recently named veteran HR executive Helena Fyda as a consultant in the firm’s corporate officers’ practice. Based in Houston, Ms. Fyda will work closely with C-suite-level executives to help drive

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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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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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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,


Stanton Chase Appoints Leader of Financial Services for Middle East Region

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has named Julien Abou Khalil as partner and leader of the financial services practice covering the Middle East region. He will be based out of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he will support organizations in the Middle East with the recruitment of top financial executives, leadership growth management, and organizational culture. “The Middle East is


Diving Into the Deep End of the Talent Pool

Executive search firms have an essential role to play in helping clients create more inclusive and diverse leadership teams. For global search firm Odgers Berndtson, the process begins internally. To ensure that the widest pool of potential candidates is considered, the firm has created ‘Unlimited’ – a new initiative that reflects a methodology, belief, and commitment

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Carrington & Carrington Seeking HR Leader for UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has been tapped by UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside to lead its search for a new vice president of HR. Principal Marian H. Carrington is leading the assignment along with SVP Dr. Nelvia M. Brady-Hampton. The incoming leader will be charged with championing and promoting the organization’s mission, vision, and values while

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The Illinois Soybean Association Taps Kincannon & Reed to Find CEO

The Illinois Soybean Association has retained Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed to launch a national search for its next CEO. Managing directors Lisa Johnson and Carolyn Schubert are leading the assignment. The Illinois Soybean Association is a statewide organization that enables Illinois soybean producers to be the most knowledgeable and profitable soybean producers in the


TalentRISE Hires Managing Director of Executive Search

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based firm specializing in executive search and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), recently hired Clinton Browning as its new managing director of executive search. Mr. Browning brings over 20 years of experience to the role, most recently serving as managing director of retained search for the SSB Group, a boutique executive search firm. As

Hire Partners LLC is Launched

Human capital services veterans Mark Whittington and John West have announced the formation of Hire Partners, LLC. The partners plan to leverage their previous success with IT staffing company System One Solutions, Inc., which they sold to Monster Worldwide in 2000. Mr. Whittington will serve as chairman and CEO of the new venture with Mr.

G&A Partners Hires Sales/Marketing Exec

G&A Partners, an integrated human resource and administrative services company, has appointed Marius Swart as executive vice president of sales of marketing and business development. Mr. Swart will also serve as president of G&A's subsidiary, HourDoc.com, a web-based time and labor tracking company. With a professional career that spans more than 20 years, Mr. Swart

DavenportMajor to Lead CTO Search

DavenportMajor Executive Search has been selected by Leap Wireless International to lead in its search for a new executive vice president and chief technology officer. Leap Wireless is a provider of innovative and value-driven wireless communications services DavenportMajor is an executive search firm which specializes in senior executive and board of director recruitment for life

The Judge Group Promotes Strategic Accounts Director

The Judge Group, a recruiting services provider, has promoted Janet Harbour to managing director of strategic accounts. Ms. Harbour has been with The Judge Group since 2008 as director of strategic account management, a role in which she was responsible for cultivating new and existing global accounts, while driving the sales and delivery of Judge's

Monster Employment Index Rises

The Monster Employment Index (MEI), a monthly analysis of millions of online job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards, has increased eight percent in December, consistent with slow, but steady growth in online recruitment activity. The Index edged down five percent on monthly basis as is typical

Cornerstone OnDemand Founddation Extends Services

The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, which helps to provide non-profits with talent management software and services, now has 11 education non-profits, schools and school districts participating in its Strategic Partnership Program. Program participants are awarded a two-year contract to receive Cornerstone OnDemand's learning and talent management software, as well as consulting services, at no cost. The

Online Labor Demand Grows in December

Online advertised vacancies rose 93,800 in December to 3,951,000, according to The Conference Board’s Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL). The December increase offset the dips of 76,000 in November and 14,000 in October. The supply/demand rate stands at 3.45, indicating there were 3.5 unemployed for every online advertised vacancy in November, the latest monthly

Saba Posts Small Fiscal Q2 Revenue Increase

Saba/(NASDAQ:SABA), a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, has posted revenues of $30.4 million in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012, up four percent from $29.2 million in the same quarter last year. GAAP loss per share was $0.16 in the second quarter of fiscal year 2012 compared to a loss per share

Recruit Co., Ltd. Acquires Advantage Resourcing America

Recruit Co., Ltd. has acquired U.S.-based Advantage Resourcing America, Inc. from affiliates of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. and Netherlands-based Advantage Resourcing Europe B.V. Total transaction value was approximately $410 million. Recruit Co., Ltd. is a provider of products and solutions related to human resources, education & learning, housing, bridal & baby, daily living, travel and

AESC Adds Paris-Based Cala Partners as Member

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has added Cala Partners as its newest firm. Paris based Cala Partners was founded in September 2010 by Stéphane Romano and Michel Font. The firm provides executive search as well as onboarding and leadership advisory services to clients in a wide range of sectors: insurance, banking, private equity,

LiquidHub Acquires Hestan Consulting

Systems integration and technology consulting firm LiquidHub has acquired Hestan Consulting Group, a management consulting and systems integration firm serving the financial services industry, working with major investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, asset managers, brokerage firms and exchanges. Alan J. Work of the Business Advisory Group for Work&Partners LLC served as an advisor to

U.K. Job Opportunities Growing

Job opportunities were 17 percent higher in December compared to the same time last year and more than a fifth higher than two years ago, according to the Reed Jobs Index analysis of job vacancy trends from over 8,000 recruiters across the U.K. Seasonal falls in vacancies saw month-on-month Index figures down 12 points (nine

HRsmart Selected by ProMedica

HRsmart International, a global talent management software company, has been selected by ProMedica as its partner for talent management software as a service provider. With nearly 14,000 employees and volunteers, ProMedica is a not-for-profit healthcare organization serving northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. “HRsmart is pleased to have been selected for this partnership. Partners like ProMedica

Employers to Hire in New Year

Employers expect to add new jobs in the New Year, but are waiting to see how the economy shapes up before turning up the volume on hiring, according to CareerBuilder's annual job forecast. Nearly one-in-four hiring managers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2012, similar to 2011. Employment trends among small businesses, which account

ManpowerGroup Enters Three-Agreement with Molisa

ManpowerGroup, a provider of workforce solutions, has entered into a new three-year partnership with Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) to continue developing the local labor market, ensure competitiveness and respond to new, in-demand skills needs in order to address Vietnam's workforce challenges. “Vietnam is a country with enormous potential and possesses

Spencer Stuart to Lead CEO Search for SGI

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained by SGI to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. The board of directors has announced that Mark J. Barrenechea has tendered his resignation as president, CEO and member of its board. SGI, a leader in technical computing, is focused on helping customers solve

PeopleAnswers Partners with BJ’s Wholesale Club

PeopleAnswers has signed a new agreement in which BJ's Wholesale Club will use the PeopleAnswers' HR solution to help select team members in all locations across 15 eastern states while bringing efficiencies to the hiring process. BJ's uses the PeopleAnswers pre-employment assessment software as a tool for identifying, selecting and hiring candidates for hourly positions

AIMS International Expands to the Republic of Korea

AIMS International has added Korean executive search firm Promatch Korea Inc. to its network. For over five years, Promatch Korea has specialized in the semiconductor, semiconductor-equipment, IT, and BT industry fields. With 350 consultants in 90 offices in over 50 countries, AIMS International is a global search organization of independently owned and managed executive search

HR.com Elects Volt Workforce Solutions Exec to Board

HR.com’s Institute for Human Resources (IHR) Contract Workforce and Talent Exchange Program has elected Jerome Gerber to its board of advertisers. Mr. Gerber is the vice president of client solutions at Volt Workforce Solutions. Tom Daley, Volt president, said: “With more than 20 years human resources expertise, Jerome is a well-respected thought leader in the

Nosal Partners Grows Columbus Office

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has named Caryn Avante as a client partner in Columbus, where she will conduct senior-level assignments across a broad range of industries. She has over 10 years of experience placing senior leaders across functional areas in the advanced technology, clean technology, life sciences and industrial sectors. Ms. Avante was formerly

Morgan Samuels Completes Search for BAE Systems

Morgan Samuels, an L.A.-based human capital consulting firm, has placed Peder Junck as vice president and chief technologist for BAE Systems’ intelligence and security sector. “Peder is a tremendous addition to BAE’s executive team,” said Martin Hewett, who led the search for Morgan Samuels, as the firm’s practice leader for aerospace and defense. “He brings

Morgan Samuels Completes Search For Bae Systems

Morgan Samuels Company, an L.A.-based executive recruiter, has placed Robert P. Frisbie as the new vice president and general manager, defense within the information technology and Cyber Security business at BAE Systems. Mr. Frisbie was previously SVP at Mantech Corporation. BAE Systems is a global company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced

DHR Adds to Taipei Office

DHR International has added Charlie Fang as executive vice president in the firm’s Taipei office. Mr. Fang specializes primarily in searches in the advanced technology and industrial sectors. He has been in the executive search profession since 2000 and has conducted general management and senior-level functional searches across sales and marketing, R&D and manufacturing, business

Lucas Group Names GM for HR Practice

Search firm Lucas Group has promoted Aram Lulla to general manager of the human resources practice group. Mr. Lulla previously served as managing partner of the firm's Chicago office and national practice group leader for human resources. “Aram brings an intelligent and personable approach to this key position, and his expertise in the HR recruiting

Fairfield Partners Places VP Sales at Tea Forte

Fairfield Partners, a Norwalk, CT-based executive search firm specializing in technology and consumer products markets, has placed Barry Octigan as vice president of sales for premium tea maker Tea Forte. Mr. Octigan was previously the VP of sales for Deep River Snacks. Tea Forte’s products are available in high end hotels and restaurants (Four Seasons,

BraveNewTalent Hires HR Professional

BraveNewTalent, a career social network that helps people and employers engage and build relationships leading to employment and career development, has hired HR and talent industry professional Master Burnett as director of strategy. Mr. Burnett will head up global strategy for the firm and have a U.S. operations role. He has over 10 years’ experience

Paychex Posts Seven Percent Revenue Gain

Paychex, Inc./(NASDAQ:PAYX) has reported second quarter revenues of $545.7 million., a seven percent rise from the previous year. Revenue from the payroll service segment was up five percent to $371.7 million, while revenue from the human resource services jumped 12 percent to $163.3 million. The company recorded net income of $140.4 million, or 39 cents

Employer Hiring Plans Remain Flat

After an initial pickup in hiring projections from Q4 2010 to the first quarter of 2011, employer hiring plans were largely flat in the remaining three quarters of 2011 and are showing some indications of slowing in the Q1 2012, according to BNA's quarterly employment survey. Just over one in five surveyed employers (21 percent)

Towers Watson Announces Latest Release of Talent|Reward Software

Towers Watson, a global professional services company, has launched Talent|REWARD v7, the newest version of the company’s software that helps organizations deliver comprehensive talent management and reward programs. This latest solution provides a broad range of capabilities for organizations looking to improve business results through better management of HR processes and their employees; it was

Gerard Daniels Adds Managing Consultant

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels has added Kevin Bishop as a managing consultant. Mr. Bishop currently served as group head of resourcing, talent and development at Anglo American. Prior to that, he was group head of resourcing with oil and gas giant BG Group. Andrew Mann, managing director of Gerard Daniels U.K., said: “I am

Kimberly-Clark Deploys Worday

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has launched a global deployment of Workday’s Human Capital Management (HCM) for 57,000 workers in 60 countries. “Kimberly-Clark's initiative to understand and optimize talent across 60 countries — a huge effort for any large, multinational company — is just one example of what makes it an exceptional company and employer,” said Dave Duffield,

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