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Executive Recruiters Scrambling to Find Cybersecurity Leaders

Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are awakening to the perils posed by cyberattacks. For years, many groups tried to ignore the problem, dismissing cybersecurity as a concern only for the biggest, most high-profile entities, be they government or corporate. These days, more groups are coming to understand how ruinous such intrusions can be. A recent

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Private Equity Firm Acquires The Baer Group 

Private equity firm The Acacia Group has acquired The Baer Group – a full-service provider of contingent staffing in support of technology solutions for industry leading enterprise technology projects – as part of a strategy to address the growing shortage of skilled talent to lead and support digital transformation initiatives. The acquisition is seen as central to Acacia’s strategy of

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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.

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Korn Ferry Posts 14 Percent Revenue Increase

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2023 second first quarter revenue of $727.8 million, an increase of 14 percent from the second quarter of last year. Revenue increased in all lines of business except executive search which was down about seven percent compared to the same period a year ago. The acquisitions of Lucas Group, Patina and Infinity

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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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BoardWalk Consulting Recruits New Leader for the Sierra Club

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has assisted in the recruitment of experienced civil rights leader, community organizer,  and coalition builder Ben Jealous as the new executive director of the Sierra Club in Oakland, CA. Mr. Jealous will be the seventh executive director since the position was created in 1952 and the first person of color to serve in

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Kristie Nova to Lead Bespoke Partners’ CEO Practice

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has just announced that founding partner Kristie Nova will lead the firm’s dedicated practice placing high-impact chief executive officers in private equity portfolio companies. “I’m thrilled to return to my roots and lead our search practice to bring exceptional CEOs to our clients. The CEO plays the most

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ON Partners Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Nutrient Survival

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Fast-growing executive search firm ON Partners recently

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Salveson Stetson Group Recruits Top HR Executive for Colorcon

Radnor, PA-based executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group has assisted in the recruitment of Valerie Nizard as global human resources leader of Colorcon in Harleysville, PA. “We recently had the honor of partnering with Colorcon in an executive search to find their new global human resources leader, and we are pleased to share that Valerie Nizard will be joining their

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Kingsley Gate Partners Expands in London

Private equity-backed Kingsley Gate Partners has expanded in London with the addition of Amanda Pitt as a partner. “We are truly excited to welcome Amanda into the team,” said Francesca d’Arcangeli, global chief operating officer for Kingsley Gate Partners. “Amanda builds on our strength in technology and digital, bringing a wealth of experience in multiplatform marketing

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Coulter Partners Appoints Executive Director

Life sciences recruiting specialist Coulter Partners has expanded with the addition of Hannah Musisi as executive director based in London. She will support the firm’s work in the digital health sector, working closely with Ian Coyne, executive director. “As part of our broad offering across science, technology and innovation, we have been working more and

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The Biggest Challenges Facing Leaders Now

Being a leader in 2022, whether that’s a CEO, a recruiter or a manager, has come with a whole host of new obstacles to navigate. The world has undergone a significant change in the last few years, and on top of this, the way that workers think about their careers has changed. There are more

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Bryant Group Fills Top Marketing / Communications Post for University of Washington

Dallas, TX-based Bryant Group has assisted in the recruitment of Jack Martin as vice president for marketing and communications at the University of Washington (UW). “I came to the search as an internal candidate and Bryant Group’s John Toolan provided vital guidance on how to present myself in a way that would allow the interviewers to

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ZRG Partners Assists Carlin Consumer Health with CEO Search

ZRG Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Scott Chapman as the new CEO of Carlin Consumer Health, in New York City. Thomas Fuller was the lead on this assignment, along with Helga Long, Rich Herman, and David Hart. “We are thrilled to welcome Scott as Carlin’s first CEO,” said Andrew Goldman, managing partner of Hildred Capital Management. “As

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KEES Places Chief Development Officer for the Maryville Academy Foundation

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES has placed Michelle Jimenez as the first chief development officer of the Maryville Academy Foundation in Des Plaines, IL. This was the first search partnership for KEES and Maryville Academy Foundation, following a competitive selection process to identify a search partner. The comprehensive search attracted several qualified candidates from

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Leathwaite Opens Office in Singapore

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has expanded in Asia with the opening of a new office in Singapore. “Having also recently set up its Asia advisory board – to provide regional senior advice through a strategically critical period of expansion and growth – the firm is well placed to partner with its clients across the region,”

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Top Strategies for Sudden Executive Transitions

In a perfect world, executive succession planning for executive departures is an orderly process. Organizations work with key leaders to plan out departures, and successors are groomed and ready to go. But, as we all know, executive departures do not always cooperate with this planful approach. A new report from LHH Knightsbridge Search says that

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Sheffield Haworth Acquires Symbiosis Search

Acquisitions and consolidations continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. The latest: Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has acquired Symbiosis Search, an executive search consultancy for leadership roles across fast-growth enterprise software and SaaS companies. Financial terms of the transaction were

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The Christopher Group Recruits Chief People Officer for Vervent

The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, has placed Pam Johnson as the new chief people officer of San Diego, CA-based Vervent. Tom Christopher and Pam Noble led the assignment. “Pam Johnson is a transformational leader passionate about unlocking the potential of people, organizations and brands to achieve

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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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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Companies Continuing to Increase Board Diversity

S&P 500 boards appointed 456 new independent directors in the 2021 proxy year, the most since 2004. Of that number, 72 percent were women or men from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, up from 59 percent last year, according to a new study compiled by Spencer Stuart. The 2021 U.S. Spencer Stuart Board Index found that companies

Leadership Search Partners Recruits Momentum for Mental Health CEO

Leadership Search Partners has placed David K. Mineta as president and chief executive officer of Momentum for Mental Health, the largest private non-profit dedicated to providing comprehensive adult mental health services in Santa Clara County. Paul Taylor, the company’s past CEO, has retired. The search committee, along with Leadership Search Partners, reviewed a number of candidates from across the country.

Steven Douglas Associates Expands Executive Search Practice

Recruiting firm Steven Douglas Associates has added Chris Bezick to its executive search practice. Mr. Bezick brings over 10 years in executive search expertise and 20 years in commercial real estate, corporate finance, operations and general management. Prior to Steven Douglas Associates, he founded and successfully ran a boutique executive search firm providing banking clients with recruiting services in

Dice Posts Flat Q2 Revenues

Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX), a career website for technology and engineering professionals, has recorded second quarter revenues of $65.8 million, a decrease of one percent from $66.5 million in the comparable quarter of 2014. Overall recruitment activity was fairly consistent for the company in tech, energy, healthcare and hospitality during the second quarter, while activity improved in financial

U.K. Hiring Outlook Upbeat As Employers Look to Increase Staff

Following similar research based on U.S. companies and their upbeat hiring forecasts going into the last five months of 2015, businesses in the U.K. are also reporting improving confidence levels in their hiring plans. A full 74 percent of employers intend to take on permanent staff in the U.K. during the next three months, according

Odgers Berndtson Adds Life Sciences Specialist and Research Director In New York

Pamela Santos and Steven Payne have joined the Boston and New York offices of Odgers Berndtson from CTPartners. They join ex-CTPartners colleagues John Hawkins, Tina Veen, Paul Aldrich and Keith Macomber who are all recent additions to Odgers. Ms. Santos brings a specialization in healthcare and life sciences recruiting, while Mr. Payne will lead the research, knowledge management and

Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for NYC Outward Bound

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Juan Taveras as chief human resources officer (CHRO) for NYC Outward Bound Schools. He will report to Outward Bound president Richard Stopol and will serve as a member of the executive team. In his new position, Mr. Taveras will be the human resource strategy leader responsible for developing and executing

Harris Search Taps Dean for University of Toledo College of Law

Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has placed Dr. Benjamin Barros as the next dean of the University of Toledo College of Law. Dr. Barros was previously the associate dean of academic affairs at Widener University’s School of Law in Harrisburg, PA. Prior to that, he worked as an attorney at the law firm Latham & Watkins, LLP, and

InterSearch Worldwide Adds Member Firm in Malaysia

InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has strengthened its presence in Southeast Asia with the addition of Malaysia-based Career Channel to its worldwide network of alliance firms. Member firm Piper Griffin, with operations in the Philippines and Indonesia, also joined the InterSearch network this year. Founded in 2006, Career Channel is an

Job Seeking Becomes Ongoing Career Management Activity

Seventy-one percent of people in the labor force are actively seeking or are open to a new job and 90 percent of people hired within the past year actively searched for work prior to being hired, according to Indeed’s Talent Attraction Study. The study, which polled more than 8,000 people, found that only 10 percent of

Korn Ferry to Recruit CIO for U.S. House of Representatives

The United States House of Representatives has retained Korn Ferry to assist in its search for a new chief information officer to manage the chamber’s technical functions. The House CIO will be responsible for overseeing a more than 300-employee organization that performs operational, facilities management, networking, Web development, security and enterprise applications support services. Other duties include providing

Lochlin Partners Recruits AmeriCares Chief Marketing Officer

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Jed Selkowitz senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Stamford, Conn-based AmeriCares, the emergency response and global health organization. In his new role, Mr. Selkowitz will be charged with providing both strategic leadership and hands-on tactical execution of the organization’s brand marketing and communications efforts. He brings to AmeriCares nearly

IIC Partners Adds Dubai Search Firm as Member

IIC Partners has added Dubai-based executive recruiters Envision Partnership as its newest member firm, expanding the organization’s footprint in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa). Envision Partnership becomes IIC Partners’ only partner firm located in the United Arab Emirates and sixth executive search firm accepted this year to full membership status. IIC Partners Executive currently has 53 affiliate

Monster Worldwide Posts Q2 Revenue Decline

Moster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $180 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015, a decline of two percent from revenues of $194.4 million in the comparable quarter of 2014. Revenues from the company’s Careers – North America operations decreased five percent year-over-year while revenues from Careers – International increased three percent at

Are Companies Failing to Build Their Leadership Pipeline?

Despite effective leaders being the cornerstone of business success, leadership pipeline planning isn’t happening, research by U.K.-based global talent management provider Penna finds today. Conducted among 1,000 senior corporate professionals, Penna’s research found that the majority of respondents (63 percent) do not know if they have a leadership pipeline within their organization, or they don’t

Military Transition Recruiter Bradley-Morris Acquired by Thompson Street Capital

Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI), a recruiting firm focused on the placement of military veterans, has been acquired by Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a middle market private equity firm based in St. Louis. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Bradley-Morris, and its affiliates, was most recently a portfolio company of Pine Tree Equity Partners,

Heidrick & Struggles Leading CEO Search for Citrix Systems

Heidrick & Struggles has been selected by Citrix Systems Inc. to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Mark Templeton has decided to step down as president and CEO after serving in that position since 1998. “I can assure you I will be intensely focused on driving us forward until we identify the best person to take

Korn Ferry Adds CTPartners Digital Recruiting Specialist

Former CTPartners executive recruiter Debra Germaine has joined Korn Ferry as senior client partner in the firm’s technology and digital search practice. She will be based in KF’s Boston office and will work with clients in San Francisco. Ms. Germaine joins ex-CTPartners recruiters Laurie O’Shea, Paul Ciancarelli, John Davitt, Jeremy Zemen, Adam Prager, Sarah Lim, Florence

Waverly Partners to Recruit Midland Area Chamber CEO

The Midland Area Chamber of Commerce and Midland Tomorrow has retained executive search firm Waverly Partners to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer to lead both organizations. Eric Peterson, a managing director and principal in Waverly Partners’ Cleveland office, will spearhead the search. Mr. Peterson has served Fortune 1000 corporations,

DHR and Caldwell Partners Cease Acquisition Talks

David H. Hoffmann, chairman of Chicago-based DHR International, and his Canadian rival, G. Edmund King, chairman of Caldwell Partners International, spoke by phone yesterday — in what has been described as an “amicable conference call” — and agreed to cease further contact regarding an acquisition transaction by DHR. A temporary trading halt in Caldwell shares was

Virtual Reality: Workplace Shifts Into Millennial Overdrive

Eighty-eight percent of Millennials seek a consistent work/life balance and 57 percent said they will leave a job if they aren’t getting it, according to research released by Pinpoint Market Research and Anderson Jones PR. Respondents, who were born between 1980 and 2000, were also seen to “puddle-jump” jobs to increase their income opportunities. The survey found 39

RSR Partners Adds to Financial Services and Legal/Regulatory Practices

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm based in Greenwich, Conn., has added Michael Fahey as principal in its financial services and legal & regulatory search practices. With more than 15 years of international experience leading legal, M&A, and business development strategy and execution, Mr. Fahey will serve as a senior advisor to the firm’s

Coleman Lew Heading Spartanburg Methodist President Search

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been selected by Spartanburg Methodist College (SMS) to lead its search for a new president. Ken Carrick, Coleman Lew president, and consultant Janet DeLoache are leading the assignment. Mr. Carrick has managed over 200 search engagements throughout his 28 years  in education, retail, manufacturing, the non-profit sector and government. Sitting

Phillips Oppenheim to Conduct AIA Executive Director Search

Phillips Oppenheim, an executive search firm dedicated to the non-profit sector, has been retained by the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY) and the Center for Architecture to lead its search for a new executive director to lead both organizations. AIANY has formed a seven-person search committee along with Phillips Oppenheim to conduct a national search. Following

Progress Accelerating for Women In the Boardroom

Research released by Heidrick & Struggles found accelerating progress for women in boardrooms within the Fortune 500. Of the 339 new directors appointed in Fortune 500 boardrooms in 2014, 99 were women, representing 29.2 percent of the total. That compares with 25.9 percent in 2013 and 22.8 percent in 2012. The Heidrick & Struggles Board Monitor projects that women

Witt/Kieffer Heading CEO Search for International Assn. of Fairs

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has been selected by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Heading the assignment are Jennifer Biehn, a consultant in Witt/Kieffer’s not-for-profit practice, and Gregory R. Santore, principal and sports leadership practice leader. IAFE CEO Jim Tucker announced his retirement after 15 years at the helm. In

Three Former CTPartners Recruiters Join Kingsley Gate Partners

Three top recruiters from New York-based CTPartners have joined executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners. Buster Houchins, Umesh Ramakrishnan, and Raj Kapoor join fellow former CTPartners veteran Adam P. Kohn, who joined Kingsley Gate Partners in recent weeks. Mr. Houchins was vice chairman and a member of the executive committee of CTPartners and he brings an executive operating background from General Electric, ADAC Laboratories, Acuson

Bridge Partners Recruits Chattanooga Foundation President

New York headquartered executive search firm Bridge Partners, LLC has placed Maeghan Jones as president of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga (CFGC). Ms. Jones, who has been serving as president of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, will succeed retiring President Pete Cooper. She previously served in numerous non-profit management positions, including director of a statewide program for homeless and runaway

NPAworldwide Adds Member Firms in the U.S.

Member-owned recruitment NPAworldwide has added nine new members across the East Coast, Midwest and West Coast. Membership in the network allows independent recruiters to serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms on a split-fee basis.   Among the new members: 7th Avenue Partners is a New York-based search firm focusing on the financial

Looking for Job Security? Hiring Trends Point to Expanding Workforce

Solid hiring prospects coupled with minimal risk of job loss will extend into the third quarter, according to the Bloomberg BNA survey on hiring projections and job security trends. Reductions in workforces are expected to be rare in the third quarter with almost none of the surveyed HR executives expecting to eliminate positions. Job opportunities for technical

Korn Ferry Names Co-Head of Global Insurance Practice

Former CTPartners executive recruiter Laurie O’Shea has joined Korn Ferry as co-head of its global insurance practice. She will be based in the firm’s Chicago office. Ms. O’Shea joins a number of ex-CTPartners vice chairman colleagues now calling Korn Ferry home, including Barry Bregman, Ron Porter, Joe McCabe and Michael DeSimone. They join former CTPartners recruiters Paul

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Penn Virginia Corporation

Energy producer Penn Virginia Corporation has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. H. Baird Whitehead has informed the board of directors of his plan to retire as president and CEO after more than 14 years of service, including four years in his current position. Spencer Stuart will work with and advise the board’s newly formed

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