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Vaco Opens Office in Montreal

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has opened new office in Montréal, which will be led by managing partner, Sean Bartunek along with partners, Eloi Poudrier, Sebastien Lamarche and Olivier Moureaux. They have been leading the Montréal market in the field of technology recruitment for the past 15 years. “Vaco endeavors to be the most consultative, relationship driven


Changing the World, One HR Leader at a Time

Since civil rights activist Cezar Chavez came to speak to her second-grade class about the plight of the farm workers, Valerie Frederickson has worked to help others improve their lives and in the process make for a better world. As the teenage daughter of parents devoted to desegregation and diversity, she spent her summers volunteering

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McCann Partners Appoints Chief Growth Officer

Chicago-based recruiting firm McCann Partners has expanded with the addition of Jane Hamner to the newly created position of chief growth officer. She will be responsible for growing the firm’s recruitment service lines and expanding its executive search offering. She will also seek to increase McCann Partners’ Chicago footprint and explore regional growth opportunities. Ms. Hamner

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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?


SkyWater Search Partners Appoints New Marketing Leader

Minneapolis-headquartered executive search firm SkyWater Search Partners has named McKaela Baldus to lead its newly expanded marketing practice division. With over a decade of experience as a Twin Cities marketing recruiting leader, McKaela is uniquely positioned to help SkyWater achieve its 2020 growth plans in this segment. “We’ve been looking at expanding our marketing practice for some

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 2019 Revenue Decline; Coronavirus to Impact Next Quarter Results

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International / (NASDAQ:HSII) posted global revenues of $706.9 million in 2019, a 1.3 percent decrease from revenues of $716 million the year before. The Chicago-headquartered recruiter – the third largest in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media last year – reported net income of $46.9 million, or $2.40 per share, on the


KLR Executive Search Group Leading CEO Search for Harvard University Employees Credit Union

Providence, RI-headquartered KLR Executive Search Group has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU). Partner Susan Pardus is leading the assignment for the recruitment firm. Gene Foley, who has been with the credit union for four decades and led it for 25 years, is retiring


Jorgenson Consulting Places Chief Economic Development Officer at the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting has helped to place Cecilia Harry as chief economic development officer for the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC in Colorado. “Cecilia’s background in leading economic development programs and producing results in attracting jobs and capital investment are critical to moving Colorado Springs forward,” said Dirk Draper, president and CEO of the non-profit economic


Solomon Page Opens New Office in Washington, D.C.

New York City-headquartered Solomon Page has opened a new office in Washington, D.C. The firm also expanded its legal services division with the addition of Jennifer Atlan as director of legal recruiting. Ms. Atlan is a licensed attorney and has over six years of experience in the recruiting industry. Her efforts will be concentrated on expanding


Russell Reynolds Associates Names Canadian Operations Leader

Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has named Pascal Bécotte to lead its operations in Canada, which is comprised of three closely integrated offices: Calgary, Montreal and Toronto. In addition, the firm has added four new consultants to its Canada team to expand its support of evolving client needs. “We have been advising Canadian clients on talent and


Michigan State and UMass Tap Isaacson, Miller to Find Chief Diversity Officers

The role of chief diversity officer is expanding at universities. It has become one of the most important positions for shaping the vision, culture and very face of institutions of higher learning from coast to coast. It is also increasingly becoming a cabinet-level job, with a broad range of responsibilities beyond that of most administrators. So


Saenger Associates Fills Key Post for Gerber Childrenswear

After a nationwide search by executive search firm Saenger Associates, South Carolina-based baby products giant Gerber Childrenswear has a new head of distribution for the company’s massive worldwide distribution center in the Charleston area. Katherine Hayes took the lead on the search for the Los Angeles-based recruitment firm along with Gary L. Saenger. The assignment took just


SearchWide Global Retained by VisitPittsburgh for CEO Search

VisitPittsburgh, the tourism promotion agency for Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, has retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global to find its next president and chief executive officer. Craig Davis, who led the agency for seven years, stepped down at the end of last year to take the job as president and CEO of VisitDallas. Mike Gamble, president and


Bench International Opens Office in San Diego

Los Angeles-headquartered search firm Bench International has expanded with the opening of a new office in San Diego. This expansion is being co-led by Denise (DeeDee) DeMan, chairman and CEO, and Kim Mittemeyer, regional head, San Diego. Fueled by an increase in San Diego life science venture capital funding, Bench International is focused on making


The Intersect Group Names CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Atlanta-based executive search firm The Intersect Group has appointed Edwin Miller as CEO. His appointment rounds out a series of strategic moves recently made to further position the firm for growth.


Is the Workplace More Stressful Than Just Five Years Ago?

If you find yourself feeling nostalgic about a former job, there may be a good reason for it: A new Korn Ferry survey suggests that today’s workplace has become increasingly stressful compared to recent years past. Increased work demands, bad bosses and changes in leadership are creating an ever more stressful work environment for professionals. The report sought to determine


Bespoke Partners Recruits CEO for Therapy Brands

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has placed Kimberly O’Loughlin as the new CEO of Therapy Brands in Birmingham, AL. She replaces Shegun Otulana effective immediately. “Therapy Brands has achieved incredible growth over a short time and it’s exciting to continue to build our talented executive team with a proven leader like Kimberly,” said Mr. Otulana.


Museum Search & Reference Finds Senior Curator for Vero Beach Museum of Art

Executive search firm Museum Search & Reference has placed the new senior curator for the Vero Beach Museum of Art (VBMA) in Florida. Senior search consultant Dan Keegan led the assignment. Anke Van Wagenberg joins the museum from the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, outside of Washington, D.C., where she was chief curator. “Anke’s expertise and


Ballinger | Leafblad Assists Hennepin Healthcare with CEO Search

Executive search firm Ballinger | Leafblad has assisted Minneapolis, MN-based health system Hennepin Healthcare in the recruitment of Jennifer DeCubellis as its new CEO. She replaces Jon Pryor who resigned last year. The assignment was led by co-founder Marcia Ballinger and principal Bob Schoenbaum. “We had a strong pool of candidates from across the nation to choose


ZRG Partners Adds Recruiting Specialists Across Several Business Sectors

ZRG Partners has expanded with the addition of government, cyber and security industry specialist Pete Metzger as a senior advisor and managing director. Mr. Metzger’s executive search career extends over two decades, and has earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor to business and government leaders, said the search firm. He has a strong


Five Strategies to Attract Top Talent in Today’s Market

With the nation’s economy churning on all cylinders and the labor market stretched thin, many companies are having to work harder to attract and retain the best talent. As CEO for nationwide life sciences search firm Slone Partners, Leslie Loveless can attest to the challenges clients face in attracting the right people for the biggest


Acertitude Recruits Former GE CIO to Lead Global IT Strategy at DXC Technology

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited Chris Drumgoole as executive vice president and chief information officer for Tysons, VA-based DXC Technology. The search was led by Kevin O’Neill, founder and managing partner, supported by partner Geoffrey Votta. The assignment was completed in just 88 days. “Chris Drumgoole is an extraordinary technology executive and the DXC ecosystem is


Coulter Partners Recruits CFO for Stilla Technologies

Life sciences-focused executive search firm Coulter Partners placed Khaled Bahi as the new CFO of Paris-based Stilla Technologies. Client partner Eskil Westh led the assignment. Mr. Bahi’s appointment comes at a time of rapid growth for the company, with the recent opening of a U.S. subsidiary headquartered in Beverly, MA, providing American customers with direct sales and


DRG Search Seeks CEO, CFO for Non-Profit Citizen Advocates

DRG Search, which finds executives for the non-profit sector, has been enlisted to find both the next chief executive officer and chief financial officer for Citizen Advocates in Malone, NY. The client organization provides mental health, substance abuse, housing and vocational services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ami Abramson, DRG’s chief strategy officer,


Jensen Partners Appoints Head of Europe

New York City-based Jensen Partners has expanded its global footprint with the addition of Peter Mayer as head of Europe. He will lead European efforts out of the firm’s London office and spearhead recruiting and assets under management growth advisory. “Peter is a veteran of the alternative investment industry, with a deep understanding of different strategies and asset


Navigating the Insular World of Academic Recruiting

Confusion abounds in the marketplace regarding academic executive recruiting vs. corporate search work. Every search is unique, and each finds its own path. It’s possible, however, to draw some generalizations about the differences and similarities in search work, says Shawn M. Hartman, vice president and chief operating officer of Washington, D.C.-based Academic Search. “If you


Herbert Mines Associates Assists CEC Entertainment in CEO Search

Retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has placed David McKillips as the new CEO of CEC Entertainment Inc., operators of Chuck E. Cheese. He replaces Tom Leverton, who recently resigned. “David is a proven executive with a lifetime of experience and success in the family entertainment industry, both domestically and around the world,” said


Spencer Stuart Tapped by the National Council on Aging to Find CEO

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has retained Spencer Stuart to lead a national search for its next president and CEO. Current president and CEO James Firman announced late last year his plans to retire from the organization after 25 years of service. He will continue to lead NCOA until a successor has been appointed. Consultants Jennifer Heenan


Human Resource Solutions Recruits CTO for Great Plains Communications

Golden, CO-based executive search firm Human Resource Solutions has placed Tony Thakur as chief technology officer for Great Plains Communications, Nebraska’s largest independent telecommunications company and a Grain Management portfolio company. The search was led by R. Woody Daroca. “It was important for me to understand and honor Tony’s respect and concern for his then current employer,” said

Leadership Turnover Creates Surge in Searches for College Presidents

A growing number of top colleges around the country are looking for high-profile leaders to take them into the future. In most cases, executive recruiting firms have had a hand in some aspect of the search and selection process. Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search, for one, has been enlisted to find the next president for the University

willbeHired Creates New Recruiting Platform

willbeHired has launched its next-generation recruitment platform, which uses collaboration, rich media, and predictive analytics to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the hiring process. The willbeHired platform extracts data about each applicant to provide a 360-degree model of each profile that includes experience, cultural preferences and behavioral attributes. The platform then uses proprietary algorithms

Charleston Partners Completes Search for BP

Executive search firm Charleston Partners has placed Mitchell Wert as director, U.S. HR service delivery at BP. The search was managed by Charleston Partners, founding principal, Fran Luisi. Mr Wert was previously delivery dervice executive with IBM and has held progressive leadership positions with Hewitt Associates, Deliotte & Touche, Arthur Anderson, and Crescent Petroleum Corporation.

Russell S. Reynolds Jr. Releases New Book on Headhunting Business

Russell S. Reynolds Jr. has just released Heads: Business Lessons from an Executive Search Pioneer, which offers a unique view of the evolution and behind-the-scenes dynamics of the executive search profession. In 1969, when Mr. Reynolds launched his own executive search firm, the “headhunting” field was viewed as a somewhat misunderstood business that didn’t attract

SpenglerFox Appoints Consultant in Warsaw

Executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Zbigniew Elszt as a non-executive consultant based in Warsaw. Mr. Elszt, who will support SpenglerFox as an advisor to the firm's consumer practice in the CEE region, has 23 years working in multinational businesses previously serving as national human resources director at Coca-Cola HBC. Prior to that, he was

The Onstott Group Adds New Principal

Executive search firm The Onstott Group has added Rick Faubert as a principal. Mr. Faubert specializes in the information security, software and services, communications and digital media/internet industries. Previously, he served as chief administrative officer at America’s Growth Capital. Founded in 1987, The Onstott Group focuses on executive search assignments for software, semiconductor, telecommunications, manufacturing,

SuccessFactors Launches New Social Collaboration and Mobile Tools

SuccessFactors, a provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions, has announced new social collaboration and mobile features along with an enhanced user interface in its Business Execution (BizX) Suite. The company is incorporating these capabilities within each solution area of its BizX Suite by combining formal talent management with new social and informal

B.E. Smith Retained by St. John’s Episcopal Hospital for CIO Search

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has been selected by St. John's Episcopal Hospital to lead a national search for a new chief information officer. St. John's Episcopal Hospital is located in Far Rockaway, N.Y. Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for healthcare providers.

Heidrick & Struggles Strengthens Team in Dubai

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has added Michael Morcos, Raed Sater and David Myers to its Dubai office as partners. The trio previously formed the Middle East office of EWK International in 2008. Over the past four years, they have established relationships with leadership teams of major regional companies by providing executive

Cook Associates Fills Senior Positions for Astonish Results

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has recruited Rishi Bhatia and Dino Cattaneo to Astonish Results as chief technology officer and digital marketing officer, respectively. The searches were led by Seth Harris, EVP and managing director. Mr. Bhatia brings a record as an innovative product and technology leader across online media, marketing services/technology, advertising, enterprise IT

Talent Technology Corp. Acquires HR Integrations

Talent Technology Corporation, a provider of component recruiting technologies for the recruiting/staffing industry and corporate HR departments, has acquired HR Integrations, LLC, providers of the HRNX (HR iNtegration eXchange) integration network. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. HRNX is a cloud-based solution that connects HR systems with leading HR services providers through pre-built,

StaffGroup Opens Office in Germany

Staffgroup, the parent company of Eurostaff Group and Earthstaff, a provider of specialist recruitment solutions to the technology, finance and energy industries internationally, has launched a new office in Düsseldorf. The new business unit will focus on sourcing candidates in accounting, controlling and audit across industry and finance at mid-to-senior level and builds on the

OperationsInc Acquires AllCountyJobs.com

OperationsInc has acquired job board AllCountyJobs.com, with the purchase including a total of 29 job boards covering the Northeast U.S. corridor. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. OperationsInc’s plans include growing the content and popularity of each site by offering enhanced services to both the employer and candidate populations, leveraging their expertise on

DHR International Names Managing Director for the West Coast

DHR International has added Adam Charlson as executive vice president and managing director of the firm's West Coast operations. Mr. Charlson will be based in the DHR's San Francisco office and focus on searches in the technology space. His primary industry focus is the enterprise technology/services marketplace. Other areas of focus include communications and media,

ChampionScott Partners Completes Search for Notable Solutions

Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has placed Rachid Sijelmassi as senior vice president of engineering at Notable Solutions, Inc. (NSi). Mr. Sijelmassi joins Notable Solutions from CA Technologies where he was VP of software engineering. Notable Solutions is a provider of paper and electronic content capture and business automation solutions. ChampionScott Partners is an executive

Monster Employment Index Up Slightly in May

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, grew three percent in May and rose one percent month-over-month. Transportation and warehousing continued to outpace all sectors in recruitment growth, while finance and insurance gained momentum during

Diversified Search Names Head of Board of Directors Practice

Diversified Search has named J. Veronica Biggins as managing director to lead the firm's board of directors practice. Ms. Biggins previously served as assistant to the President of the United States and director of presidential personnel under President Bill Clinton. Her background includes 20 years’ experience with NationsBank (now Bank of America) and its predecessor,

IRC Adds BraxtonCooper as Newest Partner

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Texas-based BraxtonCooper as its newest partner firm. The firms’ practice focus is management and strategy consulting across all industries, but with a focus on the energy (oil & gas and utilities) sector. Founded in 2006, BraxtonCooper’s executive team includes three managing directors: Belinda Burson, who has particular

Nosal Partners Places CEO at Become, Inc

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has placed G. Alex Terry as president and chief executive officer at Become, Inc., a global leader in online comparison shopping. The search was conducted by David Nosal, chairman and CEO, and Baillie Parker, a partner at the firm. Most recently, Mr. Terry served as executive vice president and general

Accolo Adds LinkedIn Co-Founder to Board

Accolo, a provider of on-demand recruiting software and services, has added LinkedIn co-founder, Konstantin Guericke, to its board of directors. Mr. Guericke joins Chuck Saunders, former CEO of Broadlane, Ho Nam, general partner of Altos Ventures and John Younger, Accolo’s founder and CEO on the Accolo board of directors. “We are delighted to have such

Harvey Nash Create New Initiative to Female Board Leaders

Harvey Nash Group, a global provider of professional recruitment and outsourcing services, has launched an executive level women's business network – Aspire – specifically aimed at supporting women at c-suite, director and VP level progress to board positions. The Aspire network is designed to bring together a greater pool of high performing executives by focusing

Raines International Adds VP in New York

New York City-based Raines International Inc. has added Shami Anand as a vice president in its New York office. Ms. Anand joins the firm's operations practice. She previously served as vice president of global sweeteners & other beverage ingredients at PepsiCo, Inc. Founded in 1969, Raines International provides executive search services to a wide range

Morgan Samuels Places CFO at Orange County Container Group

Morgan Samuels Company, an L.A.-based executive recruiter, has placed placement of Renuka Ayer as corporate chief financial officer at Orange County Container Group. Ms. Ayer had most recently been the finance director at Everett Charles Technologies, Incorporated – a Dover Corporation. Orange County Container Group is a leading integrated paper and paperboard packaging manufacturer operating

CareerCast.com/JobSerf Index Drops in May

The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online, dropped slightly by 3.8 points in May, following a sharp decrease in April. The May 2012 Index lost some ground over the past two months as it struggles to recover to its all-time high of 116.9 reached in March 2012. Several cities had increased hiring

Sellick Partnership Names Principal Consultant

Finance-focused recruitment specialist Sellick Partnership has named Jonathan Moss as a principal consultant. Mr. Moss will concentrate on recruiting for senior roles on executive management teams. With close to 10 years recruitment experience, he was previously a principal consultant at Watson Moore. Established in 2002, Sellick Partnership provides financial and legal recruitment solutions within the

North Highland Adds Human Capital Expert

North Highland, a global consulting firm, has added Linda Kerzel to lead its human capital service area. Ms. Kerzel will leverage her 18 years of experience and provide additional insight and perspective in talent management, organization design and complex program management. “Linda brings broad expertise and leadership in human capital and will be instrumental in

Online Labor Demand Drops in May

Online advertised vacancies dipped 45,700 in May to 4,714,800, according to The Conference Board’s Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL). The supply/demand rate stands at 2.6 unemployed for every vacancy. In May the number of unemployed was 7.7 million above the number of advertised vacancies, compared to 10 million above in the fall of 2011.

Pilat HR Solutions Extends Partnership with ITAP International

Pilat HR Solutions, a provider of human capital management technology and professional services, has extended itsstrategic alliance with ITAP International. With this partnership, clients of both Pilat HR Solutions and ITAP International will be able to implement more effective cross-cultural HR processes and technology. ITAP International works with customers to measure cultural dimensions, identify potential

Employers Struggling to Find Talent

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

Mansfield & Associates Opens Chicago Office

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

Lonergan Partners Completes Search for Infobox

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited David Gee as executive vice president of marketing at Infoblox, Inc. Mr. Gee brings to Infoblox over 20 years of experience marketing innovative enterprise and mobile computing products and solutions at leading technology companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Yahoo!, Sun and IBM. “David Gee is one of the top

WilsonHCG and Sendouts Create New Talent Acquisition Software

WilsonHCG, a global recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and human capital consulting firm, has formed a partnership with Sendouts, a single source provider of online recruiting software. and has designed Wynd, a customizable talent acquisition software. The addition of Wynd to WilsonHCG’s offerings allows them to position themselves as a full service RPO provider. Wynd is

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