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NPAworldwide Adds 10 New Member Firms in the U.S.

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 10 new member locations as it continues to expand its global roster. NPA now has 530 member offices across six continents. Membership in the network allows independent recruiters to serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of


Options Group Opens In Paris, Appoints Office Head

Options Group has opened a new office in Paris to be led by Carole Jean-Baptiste. As part of her primary responsibilities, Ms. Jean-Baptiste will be expanding the Options Group EMEA footprint in asset and wealth management, capital markets, sales and trading as well as fintech. Ms. Jean-Baptiste was most recently a partner and executive coach

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Another 1.3 Million Americans File for Jobless Claims

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the U.S., the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.3 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the 15th week in a row that the figure has topped one million. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had been expecting 1.38 million claims. The latest numbers reflect

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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?


Sheffield Haworth Adds Managing Director to Consulting, Technology & Services Practice; Expands to West Coast 

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has named Sam Wallace as a managing director to the firm’s consulting, technology and services (CTS) practice. Based in Los Angeles, Ms. Wallace will be responsible for leading and growing the practice across the Americas. Ms. Wallace has an extensive track record focusing on senior hires for technology


accelHRate Assists Venture Global LNG in CFO Search

HR executive search and management consulting firm accelHRate has placed Jack Thayer as the new CFO of Venture Global LNG Inc. “We are delighted to welcome Jack to our experienced leadership team,” co-chief executive officers Bob Pender and Mike Sabel jointly stated. “He has an outstanding record of accomplishment as chief financial officer at two


Caldwell Fills Key Posts for PE-Backed Episerver and Tricentis

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist private equity-backed firms across the nation find top level talent, including chief people officers who are becoming central to organizations grappling with the human resource impact of COVID-19. Meanwhile, as businesses become more complex as a result of the ongoing pandemic, marketing activities are


DiMarchi Partners Places CEO at Rudi’s Organic Bakery

Grand Junction / Boulder, CO-based DiMarchi Partners has recruited Brian McGuire as the new CEO of Rudi’s Organic Bakery, a producer of certified organic bread. “All vetting, interviewing and evaluation were done remotely through ZOOM, SKYPE and other formats,” said Paul DiMarchi, founder and president of the firm. “This shows a leap of faith by all parties, as well as how efficiently critical


Raines International Expands Asset Management Practice 

New York-based Raines International has expanded with the addition of Engy Lamour as senior vice president of its asset management practice. Based in New York City, Mr. Lamour has more than 10 years of experience in the asset management and alternative investments industry and is recognized for his extensive subject matter expertise and vast executive network. As a member


When is the Right Time to Change Jobs?

Leaving a job is stressful under any circumstances. It is hard enough to do when times are normal. And 2020 is hardly normal. Everything is in ­flux, and even more challenging, those changes are largely happening remotely, this according to a new report authored by Richard Stein, chief growth officer at Options Group. “It’s good to remember, therefore,

Bishop & Company Seeking CEO for Hawaii Tourism Authority

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has contracted with Honolulu-based executive search firm Bishop & Company to assist in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. The assignment is being spearheaded by Erinn N. Tomlinson, the search firm’s director of executive recruitment. The organization’s current leader, Chris Tatum, announced last month that he would be


The Mom Project Announces $25 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an artificial intelligence component. Just recently, The Mom Project, a talent marketplace, closed a $25 million series B funding round, bringing total funding at the Chicago-based company to $36 million. The Mom Project aims to connect women, including mothers, with employment opportunities. Its platform has amassed


Cejka Search Assists Iowa Clinic in CEO Search

Cejka Search has placed Ben Vallier as the new CEO of the Iowa Clinic. He succeeds Ed Brown, who helped found the clinic in 1994 and led the organization for more than 25 years before announcing his plans to step down from the top job last September. The assignment was led by Mark Madden, the recruitment firm’s executive vice president


Hanold Associates Launches Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice

Hanold Associates has launched a global diversity, equity and inclusion practice and named Keri Gavin as practice leader. As one of the nation’s top C-suite HR leadership providers, the search firm has led dozens of critical chief diversity and inclusion officer searches for clients such Gucci, Live Nation Entertainment, Ford Motor Company, MGM Resorts International, Major League Baseball,


Diversified Search Assists DairyAmerica in CEO Search 

Julie Kanak of Diversified Search has recently assisted Fresno, CA-headquartered DairyAmerica in the recruitment of Patricia Smith as its new president and CEO. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served in a number of senior leadership capacities over the past 20 years in the dairy processing and food ingredient industry. “DairyAmerica sits at the forefront of one of the


Korn Ferry Posts Flat Year-End Revenues; Q4 Down 10.2 Percent 

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2020 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.92 billion, flat from a year ago. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – also reported fourth quarter revenue of $490.8 million, a decline of 10.2 percent. The firm reported restricting charges of $40.5 million in its fourth quarter. Net income


ZRG Recruits President for AccelerātUM

ZRG has recruited Brett Feddersen as the president of AccelerātUM, a new entity founded by the former head of the FAA and industry colleagues to advance the unmanned air mobility industry. Managing directors Samantha Foster and Craig Sabina led the assignment. “ZRG managing directors Craig Sabina and Samantha Foster were instrumental in Brett’s recruitment,” AccelerātUM


Versique Search and Consulting Names CFO

Minneapolis, MN-headquartered Versique Search and Consulting has promoted Erik Fortier to chief financial officer. In this role, he will oversee the company’s finance operations as well as HR, IT and office administration functions, and will focus on maintaining Versique’s continued growth and helping to drive its strategic initiatives. “Erik has brought a whole new level


Unemployment Rate Falls to 11.1 Percent; Another 1.4 Million Jobless Claims Filed

Employment surprisingly rose by 4.8 million in June as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. These improvements in the labor market reflect a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March, April and May due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and


Higher Education Leadership Recruits Business Dean for Arkansas Tech University

Following a nationwide search, C. Wayne Alderman and Alan Medders of Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search have completed the search for the new dean of the college of business for Arkansas Tech University (ATU). K. Russell Jones will start in his new role with the university on Monday. “Dr. Jones is an experienced academician and administrator who is


20/20 Foresight Strengthens Search Staff

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Mitch Ornstein as managing director. Mr. Ornstein, who will work from the firm’s Chicago office, brings more than 15 years of executive search experience in placing senior leaders across all functions to his new role. He will serve as 20/20 Foresight’s functional expert in the CFO


How to Retain Executive Mothers During and After COVID-19

In January 2020, women constituted more than 50 percent of the American workforce. Six months and 15 million jobs later, this may not be the case, according to a new report by Odgers Berndtson and co-authored by Catherine Bass Black and Lisa DeConto. “It’s been widely recognized that women in the United States are being disproportionately affected


McDermott & Bull Recruits CEO for NEXT for AUTISM 

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has placed former American Montessori Society executive Timothy Purnell as the new CEO for NEXT for AUTISM. Chris Bull, managing partner and co-founder of the search firm, led the assignment. Mr. Purnell has a proven track record as an innovative leader, strategic planner and inspiring educator. He transitioned


Hightech Partners Adds Technology, Digital Executive

Digital-focused executive search firm Hightech Partners (HTP) has expanded with the addition of Jean-Christophe Legrand, a senior executive in technology and digital, to help develop the firm’s international business. His appointment strengthens HTP’s strategy as a global leader in the field of digital executive-level recruitment, but also as advisor to clients on the talent aspects of digital


Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Business Officer for the Detroit Pistons

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has assisted the Detroit Pistons in the recruitment of former Roc Nation executive Mike Zavodsky as its new chief business officer. The role is a new position for the professional basketball organization. Mr. Zavodsky begins work with the NBA team on Wednesday. He will report to Pistons vice chair Arn Tellem.


Focus Search Partners Creates Interim Executive Services Practice 

Top experts in talent management and leadership recruitment agree that filling an interim leadership position can be a significant opportunity for an organization. Focus Search Partners, the executive search division of talent solutions provider Vaco, recently launched an interim executive services practice to leverage the firm’s 20-year history. The firm tapped C-suite talent veteran Monica Foster to lead the


IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Russia

IRC Global Executive Search Partners has strengthened its global presence adding VIPJOBS LLC as a new member firm in Russia. The organization says that Russia is a market with significant talent and strong demand for leadership capabilities. “With IRC Russia, our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,”


Leading Through & Beyond COVID-19; Best Practices for an Unprecedented Time

Leaders may automatically default to the bottom line and focus on the financial damage that COVID-19 is causing—and for good reason. But many employees place greater emphasis and importance on the support they are receiving from leadership, according to a new report from Robinson Resource Group. “People need to know that even though their leader is


The Christopher Group Places CHRO for American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The Christopher Group has placed Michelle Jones as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The search was completed by founder and CEO Tom Christopher, recruiting director Jeff Wilbanks and senior operations manager Matthew Duda. “Partnering with TCG and Jeff specifically was absolutely fantastic,” said Ms. Jones. “COVID-19 hit during the process and

Rebuilding Careers: A Big Challenge as Aging Women Return to Work

A new family. A desire to travel. A need for change. Women quit their jobs for a variety of reasons, taking years — if not decades — off to focus on other important aspects of their lives. But that doesn’t mean they’ve put their careers on hold for good, as many women leave the workforce

Caldwell Partners Posts 5.5 Percent Revenue Drop

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has posted 2012 fourth quarter revenues of $8.85 million, down 5.5 percent compared to $9.37 million the prior year. Revenues from U.S. operations represent 66 percent of the fourth quarter total, decreasing five percent from the comparable period of 2011. Fourth quarter net earnings after tax represented

Simply Hired Appoints Former Yahoo! Exec as CEO

Simply Hired, a search engine for jobs and recruitment advertising network, has appointed James Beriker as president and CEO. Mr. Beriker, who recently led targeting and performance businesses at Yahoo!, brings 20 years of proven success in scaling technology companies at every stage of growth. He previously served as president and CEO of Dapper, Efficient

Dowd Associates to Lead CFO Search For Unger Global Companies

Dowd Associates Executive Search has been retained by Unger Global Companies to lead in its search for a chief financial officer. Unger Global Companies is a privately held global manufacturer of professionally engineered cleaning tools and cleaning solutions. An international company with offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States and Germany, Unger now provides

Talent Q Strengthens Management Team

Talent Q, a talent management specialist, has appointed Sean Howard as managing director international. Mr. Howard will further develop the Talent Q brand internationally and he will oversee the company’s growth outside of the U.K., by managing the existing relationships and by creating new ventures and partnerships in developing markets. Talent Q currently has operations

NorthgateArinso Partners with SuccessFactors

NorthgateArinso (NGA), a global provider of HR systems and services, and SuccessFactors, a leader in on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions, have formed a strategic alliance. The partnership will provideSuccessFactorsEmployee Central customers with a pre-built integration to euHReka, NGA’s global HR & payroll platform, which offers cloud-based payroll services in more than 100 countries.Employee

J. C. Wilson Associates Fills Wealth Management Position for U.S. Bank

J. C. Wilson Associates, a San Francisco-based recruiting firm, has recruited Michael Millman as senior vice president and wealth management advisor at U. S. Bank, the private client reserve in San Francisco. Mr. Millman was previously an SVP and wealth advisor at Wells Fargo Private Bank. J.C. Wilson Associates was founded in mid-2002 and specializes

Saba Strengthens Senior Staff With New Additions

Saba, a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, has appointed Leo Hanna as its senior vice president and general manager, EMEA. He will lead Saba’s efforts across Europe, Middle East and Africa, where he will be responsible for direct sales, indirect sales and marketing to drive continued growth and operational excellence. Mr. Hanna most

Witt/Kieffer Creates Mid-Level Search Firms WK Advisors

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has launched WK Advisors, a new mid-level executive search division for healthcare and not-for-profit organizations. WK Advisors is the result of a merger between Dalton Boggs & Associates, a boutique firm that places mid-tier leaders at hospitals and health systems, and Witt/Kieffer. The new division specializes in recruiting mid-tier administrative and

Cook Associates Recruits CTO for Wellmark

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has placed Sameer Sonalkar as vice president and chief technology officer at Wellmark. The search was led by Kevin Parker, managing director and head of the firm’s financial services and insurance practice. Mr. Sonalkar joins Wellmark from Booz & Company where he served most recently as principal consultant, providing strategy

Redstar Exchange Launches Wall Street Recruiting Solution

Redstar Exchange, a technology company specializing in the placement of young recruits in investment analyst positions, has released a new platform that will improve the way top investment firms on Wall Street screen, interview, and hire young investment analysts. Redstar maintains an up-to-date and proprietary database which aggregates information from candidates and gives employers the

Jobvite Joins Social Jobs Partnership

Jobvite, a provider of next-generation recruitment solutions, has announced its participation in Facebook’s new free Social Jobs Partnership application (SJP app). Powered by Jobvite and other developers already listing jobs on Facebook, the SJP app aggregates more than 1.7 Million jobs into a single, user-friendly tool for job hunters. By participating in the Social Jobs

Kaye/Bassman Grows with Addition of Powerhouse Recruiting Founder

Executive search firm Kaye/Bassman International Corp. has added Andrew Alexander as the practice leader of the organization’s energy performance contracting and HVAC recruiting specialty practice. Mr. Alexander is president and founder of PowerHouse Recruiting and brings over a decade of experience in executive search to Kaye/Bassman. “Aligning forces with Kaye/Bassman allows me the opportunity to

Executives Online Expands Into Middle East

Executives Online, providers of interim and executive search services, has opened its first office in the Middle East, located in Doha, Qatar.The new office will focus on executive recruitment in the broader Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and extend Executives Online's recruitment process to companies and jobseekers in the area Executives Online GCC is led

B.E. Smith Places CIO at GPRMC

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has placed Mark Clark as the new chief information officer for Great Plains Regional Medical Center. Mr.Clark previously served in numerous executive leadership roles for Poudre Valley Health Care, Inc., including most recently as site CIO. “Great Plains Regional Medical Center was looking for a CIO who could lead the

Cornerstone OnDemand Posts 54 Percent Q3 Revenue Gain

Talent management software provider Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. has posted gross revenue for the third quarter of 2012 of $30.8 million, representing a 54 percent year-over-year increase compared to the same period in 2011.Gross profit for the third quarter was $21.6 million, a 48 percent gain compared to last year.Cornerstone’s net loss for the third quarter

CTPartners Posts 5.5 Percent Revenue Gain

CTPartners Executive Search Inc./(NYSE:CTP) posted second quarter 2012 net revenue of $32 million, an increase of 5.5 percent from $30.3 million a year ago. Excluding a one-time reorganization charge, operating income was $413,289, or fully diluted earnings of $0.04 per share, which compares to operating income of $98,000, or fully diluted earnings per share of

Russell Reynolds Associates Opens Office in Seoul

Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has opened a new location in Seoul, its first office in Korea and the company’s 41st across the globe. The Seoul office will be led by Inhye Kim, who specializes in pan-Asian recruiting assignments for major global corporations. "The strength with which the Korean economy has

DHR International Recruits CIO For CES Group

DHR International has placed Mike Smith as the new chief information officer of CES Group, Inc. The search was led by Shawn Woessner, EVP in the firm’s Minneapolis office and Ron Woessner, North America leader of the chief financial officer practice as well as managing director of the firm’s Minneapolis office. The CES Group is

IIC Partners Selects New Global Chairman

IIC Partners has selected Paul Dinte as its new global chairman. Mr. Dinte, who previously served on the IIC Partners board as vice chair, Americas, from 2007 to 2010, is the founder, CEO and chairman of Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Dinte Resources Inc. “Our client organizations are facing continuing recessionary pressures, a demographic turnover

Monster Posts 11 Percent Revenue Drop; Announces Restructuring

Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $221.7 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, an 11 percent drop compared with $248.6 million in the comparable quarter of 2011. For the third quarter, Monster said its loss amounted to $1.75 per share, compared with a year-ago profit of $31.8 million, or 26 cents

Amrop and IMD Create Executive Development Program

Global executive search firm Amrop and IMD have partnered to offer an exclusive executive development program called The Trusted Advisor. Under the banner ‘Amrop University at IMD’, the 2-module program runs over a combined eight-day period at the IMD campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. The program focuses on building the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to

HRsmart Partners With diagoNOS

HRsmart International, a global talent management software company, has formed a partnership with diagoNOS in France to provide comprehensive enterprise consulting services using HRsmart’s unified talent management suite. diagoNOS offers cloud-based solutions that include products, development tools, and services designed to help companies manage their entire enterprise, including talent management. This partnership will provide companies

Nosal Partners Finds CFO for TrafficWare

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has placed Allen Bishop as chief financial officer at Trafficware Inc. Mr. Bishop was previously vice president of finance of the Healthcare Market Division at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Houston, Texas. The search was conducted by David Nosal, chairman and CEO, and Terri Naughtin, managing partner. Trafficware is leading the

Diversified Search Adds to San Francisco Office

Diversified Search has added Robert J. Lambert as a managing director in the firm's San Francisco office. Following six years of service as a U.S. Navy Officer, Mr. Lambert began his business career with PepsiCo, where he held several senior HR leadership positions. Following Pepsi, he has served as the chief human resources officer for

Futurestep Names Sector Leaders in North America

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry International company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has named Greg Gerson as sector leader – health services and Geddings Roche as sector leader – industrial. Based in Philadelphia and a member of Korn/Ferry's healthcare services practice, Mr. Gerson has significant experience with senior management and executive search assignments for community teaching hospitals,

Witt/Kieffer Finds President For North Central College

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has placed Dr. Troy D. Hammond as the new president of North Central College. Dr. Hammond becomes the college’s 10th president. He previously worked as vice president for Plextronics, Inc., a small, Pittsburgh-based technology company that he helped build into a global leader in printed electronics, and McKinsey & Company, a

PageUp People Develops CareerPath App for Windows 8

International talent management solutions provider, PageUp People, has developed a new consumer app version of CareerPath, the company’s employee career path development solution, which is available for download through the Windows Store. Developed with the latest Microsoft technologies, the CareerPath app supports touch command patterns and social connectors, as well as search and share. This

Six Headhunters Join AESC

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has added six executive search firms into membership. Based in Calgary, Canada and founded in 1983, Genesis Executive focuses on the oil and gas industry. It concentrates on the upstream sector of oil and gas, placing engineers, geoscientists, and management talent. PwC Executive Search, the search practice of

Korn Ferry to Lead CEO Search for Kaiser Permanente

Korn/Ferry International has been retained by Kaiser Permanente to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. The search is to find the permanent successor to chairman and CEO, George Halvorson, who announced his plans to retire at the end of 2013. Korn/Ferry International, based in Los Angeles and with a presence throughout

DirectEmployers Partners With TalentCircles

DirectEmployers Association has partnered with TalentCircles, a candidate engagement and management platform. Through this platform, members of the Association will be able to create a branded talent network while also providing an enhanced candidate experience. The new technology partnership will enable DirectEmployers members to add a private talent network to their new or existing .JOBS

Hudson Global Posts 23.3 Percent Revenue Loss

Hudson Global/(NASDAQ:HSON) has posted third quarter 2012 revenues of $187.9 million, a decrease of 23.3 percent from the third quarter of 2011. The company recorded a net loss of $2.2 million, or $0.07 per basic and diluted share, compared with net income of $3.4 million, or $0.11 per basic and diluted share, a year ago.

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