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National Restaurant Association Turns to Spencer Stuart to Find CEO

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, restaurant, hotel and hospitality industry continue to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). Overall, the industry is estimated to generate an economic impact of $6.5

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Slone Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Epic Sciences

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Richard Wenstrup as the chief medical officer of Epic Sciences. “Dr. Wenstrup’s decades-long experience in oncology leadership and clinical work will add substantial value to Epic Sciences in developing exciting new diagnostic tests that advance the mission of precision medicine,” said Tara Kochis-Stach, president of Slone Partners. In his new role,

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Coulter Partners Opens New Office in Brussels, Expands Search Staff

Life sciences-focused executive search firm Coulter Partners has expanded with the opening of a new office in Brussels and six recent appointments. Penny Sadler joins the firm’s medtech expertise as client partner in Brussels, while Nanna Soni is appointed director in London to the R&D center of expertise. The Paris office expands with the additions of Nicolas

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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?


WinterWyman Acquired by the Planet Group

The Planet Group, a portfolio company of MidOcean Partners and provider of outsourced human capital and consulting solutions, has entered into an agreement to acquire Waltham, MA-based executive search firm WinterWyman. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Michael Stomberg, CEO of Planet, said the acquisition aligns with Planet’s strategic initiative to provide a full


Two Recruitment Leaders Discuss the Anatomy of a Merger

Consolidation continues to make news in the executive recruitment sector. One firm that has been making big waves this year has been Rochelle, NJ-based ZRG Partners. In the wake of the completion of its recapitalization with RFE Investment Partners, a lower middle-market private equity firm with a long history of investing in growth companies, ZRG this


Wilbanks Partners Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for PGIM Investments

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 — and much more influential. Recently, Stamford, Conn-based executive search firm Wilbanks Partners, LLC, placed Ray Ahn as CMO of PGIM Investments, a global manufacturer


Higher Education Leadership Seeks President for Southeastern Oklahoma State University

The Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO) Board of Regents has selected Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search to find a new president for Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Sean Burrage recently stepped down. Consultants Bill Meehan and Alan Medders are leading the assignment. “We are seeking someone who understands the diverse and dynamic academic environment and connects


Gallagher MSA Search Finds New CEO for Currus Inc.

Following a national search, Gallagher MSA Search has recruited Robert F. Tinsley as the new CEO of Currus Inc. succeeding Pete Stern, who is retiring after 29 years. The assignment was led by managing director and senior advisor Kathy Hall as well as senior recruiter Patricia McCollum. The search attracted candidates from across the country. A


Caldwell Posts 11 Percent Q4 Revenue Gain, Up 7.9 Percent Full Year

It’s been a good year for Caldwell. The Toronto-based executive search firm has just posted fourth quarter revenues of $21 million (all dollar figures Canadian), an 11 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $18.7 million. Full year revenues rose by 7.9 percent, from $66.5 last year to $72.1 million. Fourth quarter net


7 Predictions on How Recruiting Will be Different by 2025

If you’re in the recruiting industry today, your job might be unrecognizable in five years — even if you retain the same job title. That’s because the role of recruiters and how your job is done is swiftly evolving. “Recruiter” is one of the most in-demand jobs as businesses brace for a future where talent is


Waverly Partners Seeks CEO for Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance

Executive search firm Waverly Partners has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance, an economic development corporation in Illinois. Managing directors and principals Eric N. Peterson and Deborah M. Galbraith are spearheading the assignment for the search firm. “The president and CEO position of the


Diversified Search Recruits CFO for Morilee by Madeline Gardner

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-based Diversified Search placed Richard Watts as the new CFO of Morilee by Madeline Gardner. The assignment was led by


Epic Business Strategies Opens Office in Milwaukee

Executive search firms large and small continue to expand to new areas in an effort to better serve their clients. Recently, executive recruiters Epic Business Strategies expanded with the opening of its second office in Milwaukee, WI. Headquartered in Naples, FL, Epic Business Strategies said that it decided to add the second location to better


EMA Partners Expands to Lisbon and Kiev

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has expanded its presence in the EMEA region with the additions of new offices in Lisbon and Kiev. The office in Lisbon is led by managing partner Rui Guedes de Quinhones, while the Kiev office is led by managing partner Uliana Morokhovska. Mr. Guedes de Quinhones


Hanold Associates Completes Chief People Officer Search for the NFL

Following a record-breaking year of recruiting top HR leadership into some of the best well-known brands across industry, Chicago-based Hanold Associates has recruited Dasha Smith as chief people officer of the National Football League in one of the most high profile human resource C-suite assignments of 2019. Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm, led


Buffkin / Baker Seeks Chief Revenue Officers for C-4 Analytics and SkuVault

Executive recruitment firm Buffkin / Baker has been enlisted to find chief revenue officers for C-4 Analytics, an automotive digital marketing services firm based in Boston, and SkuVault, a warehouse management technology platform headquartered in Louisville, KY. The C-4 Analytics search is being led by partner Raj Das, global head of the search firm’s digital practice. Mark


COORS Leadership Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Mercy Catholic Medical Center 

Over the past year, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find chief medical officers. Recently, COORS Leadership placed Trina D. Abla as the new chief medical officer of Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Dr. Abla most recently was chief quality officer and associate CMO at Penn State Health St. Joseph in


Headstart Hiring Platform Secures $7 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an AI component. Just recently, Headstart, a platform that leverages data science to help companies reduce unconscious bias in the hiring process, raised $7 million in funding led by AI-focused Silicon Valley venture capital firm FoundersX, with participation from Founders Factory. Launched in 2017, Headstart


NPAworldwide Adds Eight New Member Firms

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added eight new member locations as it continues to


Heidrick & Struggles to Lead Tupperware CEO Search

Competition among consumer companies has never been fiercer. Customers are shopping in new and sometimes non-traditional ways as mass market retailers offer designer goods, brick and mortar staples are available on-line and venerable brands spin off agile brand extensions. Consumer companies are also keen to capitalize on the potential of emerging and high growth markets. All this


Korn Ferry Lands GM for the Pirates, Chief Baseball Officer for the Red Sox 

Korn Ferry has placed Ben Cherington as the new general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He takes over from Neal Huntington, who was fired after a 12-year stint. The club has announced it will hold a press conference at PNC Park to introduce the new general manager. Mr. Cherington has more than two decades of experience


The Koblentz Group Places New CEO for Epi Breads

The Koblentz Group has placed Cheryl Barre as CEO of custom breadmaker Epi Breads. She succeeds Hugh Sullins, who is now vice president of business development for the Atlanta-based company. This search was led by Jeff Neppl and Joel Koblentz. Ms. Barre will be responsible for leading the executive team, developing and implementing a strategy for


Slayton Search Partners Expands Financial Services Practice

Chicago-based executive search firm Slayton Search Partners has expanded with the addition of Stuart T. Smith as senior vice president and principal. He will be a key member of the financial services practice, supporting commercial banking, private banking, wealth management and real estate partners. “Stuart’s skill-set, work ethic and personality make him an excellent fit for our team,”


Space Executive Appoints Leader of Newly Launched London Operations

Singapore-headquartered recruitment agency Space Executive has recently appointed senior recruiter Tom Hughes as leader of its new London office. He will head the audit, risk, compliance and legal recruitment operations for the firm in the U.K. and Europe. “The opening of our U.K. office is a landmark moment for Space Executive and the next step in our overseas expansion,”

Purpose-Driven Leadership and Its Impact on Long-Term Financial Results

Purpose doesn’t just add to an employee’s well-being; it adds to a company’s bottom line. That’s the key finding of a survey of top executives just completed by Korn Ferry. The vast majority of respondents (96 percent) said there is a long-term financial benefit to companies that make a strong commitment to purpose-driven leadership, with 77 percent


Spelman Johnson Recruits Chief Marketing and Communication Officer for Texas Tech

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has placed Matthew Granger Dewey as Texas Tech University’s new chief marketing and communication officer. Search associate Michel Frendian led the assignment. Mr. Dewey had been senior executive director of marketing and communications for the Office of University Advancement at the University of Michigan. He will lead Texas Tech’s overall


One Degree Partners Tapped by Ribbon Communications to Find CEO

San Francisco-headquartered executive search firm One Degree Partners has been selected by NASDAQ-traded Ribbon Communications Inc. in Westford, MA, to find its next president and CEO. The board has appointed Steven Bruny, executive vice president, global sales and services, and Kevin Riley, EVP and chief technology officer, as interim co-presidents and CEO while One Degree Partners identifies and


BarkerGilmore Expands Advisory and Coaching Division

New York-based boutique search firm BarkerGilmore has recently expanded with the addition of former MasterCard Worldwide general counsel Noah Hanft to its advisory and coaching division. Mr. Hanft has deep roots in the global financial services and technology sectors, having served as general counsel, corporate secretary and chief franchise officer for MasterCard Worldwide for more than 13 years.

DHR Expands In London

DHR International has appointed Paul Bulteel as executive vice president in the firm’s London office where he will specialize in life sciences recruiting. Mr. Bulteel joins DHR after over 11 years with Euromedica, a European search firm. He works across the life science industry and has particular expertise in the medical technology (devices and diagnostics)

Major, Lindsey & Africa Appoints Director in LA

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has named Negin Mirmirani as a director in its Los Angeles office. Ms. Mirmirani will focus on in-house placements for corporate legal departments throughout Southern California. Prior to joining MLA, Ms. Mirmirani spent four years at Warner Bros as in-house counsel for its Studio Facilities division. There, she divided

Harvey Nash Opens Sydney Office

Harvey Nash, a global professional recruitment and IT outsourcing provider, has opened its first Australian base in Sydney, New South Wales. The office will be led by Bridget Gray, the firm’s new managing director in Australia. Harvey Nash has gained several years experience in the Australian market working for international clients from its existing network

Human Capital Group Adds Consultant

Paul DePhillips has joined Brentwood, TN-based The Human Capital Group, Inc. as senior consultant. Mr. DePhillips brings 25-plus years of senior leadership experience in manufacturing operations. Most recently he served as SVP of plant operations for American Color. “We are blessed to have someone with Paul’s expertise and dedication to our Mission and Guiding Principles

Ceridian Acquires Dayforce

Ceridian Corporation, a provider of managed human resource, recruiting solutions, and payroll outsourcing solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dayforce Corporation. Terms and financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “Innovation is a top priority at Ceridian. With this acquisition we are gaining development and delivery expertise and innovative technology that

Zoho Recruit Intergrated with LinkedIn

Zoho has integrated its Zoho Recruit with LinkedIn, a social network for professionals. Just one of the new features of Zoho’s applicant tracking system and recruitment software, LinkedIn integration highlights the company’s efforts to simplify recruiters’ workflow — and give recruiters more opportunities to actually engage with candidates — by bringing together multiple tools in

Kronos Posts Eight Percent Revenue Gain; Adds New SVP

Kronos Incorporated has posted first quarter revenues of $197.9 million, an increase eight percent year over year. Earnings before interest, tax, and amortization (EBITA) increased 21 percent to $49.2 million. Kronos has also announced the appointment of Lenley Hensarling to senior vice president of products and technology. Mr. Hensarling will play a critical role in

Monster.com.br and Grupo Estado Form Strategic Alliance

Monster.com.br, the Brazilian branch of Monster, has formed a partnership with Grupo Estado. The classified/ad web page Empregos & Carreiras, published on the Estadao.com.br website (the leading online publication from Grupo Estado editorial group), will now offer Monster Brazil’s complete portfolio of online recruitment services. The alliance fully integrates Monster.com.br’s solutions into the Estadao.com.br website,

B.E. Smith Finds CFO for John Knox Village

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has placed Richard Kim Klockenga as the new vice president and chief financial officer of John Knox Village. Mr. Klockenga was previoulsy vice president and CFO of Friendship Village of Schaumburg. “John Knox Village was seeking an accomplished financial leader with a ‘big picture’ perspective, an operational focus and finely

Alexander Hughes Opens New Offices in Brazil, India, Hong Kong and Australia

Alexander Hughes has opened four new offices bringing its worldwide coverage to 41 locations. The firm has acquired stakes in established outfits in Brazil, India, Hong Kong and Australia. “Following 30 years of growth in Europe and strong global presence through our partnerships, the integrated development in Asia Pacific and the Americas is great news

Global Sage and Bó Lè Associates Join Forces

Executive search firm Global Sage has formed an alliance with Chinese search firm Bó Lè Associates. The combined firms create a presence in 24 cities across the Asia-Pacific region with more than 550 employees. Global Sage and Bó Lè Associates, which are both headquartered in Hong Kong, will continue to operate as independent firms. “This

Chadick Ellig Adds New Managing Director

New York City-based Chadick Ellig has added executive recruiter and attorney Benjamin Dewar as a managing director. Mr. Dewar will build and grow the legal, compliance and regulatory search practices at the firm. Most recently, he was a member of the legal, governance & compliance practice at Russell Reynolds Associates where he led the general

Corporate Executive Board Acquires Valtera

Corporate Executive Board (CEB) has acquired Valtera, a global talent management company. Fianancial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Through the acquisition, CEB creates a resource for insight and support on employers' challenges within hiring, engaging and developing talent. The solutions will be brought to market as CEB Valtera. “The ability to select, assess,

Dice Revenue Up 39 Percent to 179 Million

Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX), a career website for technology and engineering professionals, has recorded revenues of $47.4 million, an increase of 25 percent from $37.9 million in the comparable quarter of 2010. Net income for the quarter grew 82 percent to $10.5 million, or 15 cents per share, from the $5.7 million earned last year. eFinancialCareers

Harris / IIC Partners Selected by U. of Arizona

Dublin, Ohio-based Harris / IIC Partners has been selected by the University of Arizona to lead the search for its next associate vice chancellor for research compliance. With over $600 million in research and development, the University of Arizona currently ranks in the top 20 public universities in the U.S. in overall research expenditures and

BCA Finds VP of Talent for Fairmont Minerals

BCA, Executive Recruiters has placed Reginald Stover as vice president of people and talent development at Fairmont Minerals. Prior to joining Fairmont Minerals, Mr. Stover held numerous senior executive HR positions with Pepsi, Nestle USA and GE. BCA’s CEO, Cecelia Gonzalez, led the search. Fairmount Minerals, headquartered in Chardon, Ohio, is one of the largest

The Buller Group Acquires Mabec Solutions

The Buller Group, a human capital services and recruiting firm, has acquired Mabec Solutions, an information technology professional services firm serving the Federal Government and commercial companies. Buller Group has acquired all outstanding shares, which includes all existing contracts. Financials terms of the deal were not disclosed. “The Mabec Solutions acquisition represents a significant step

Kforce Posts 10.5 Percent Revenue Gain

Kforce Inc./(NASDAQ:KFRC), a provider of professional staffing services and solutions, has posted revenues of $285.6 million for the fourth quarter, a gain of 10.5 percent compared to $289.0 million for the quarter a year ago. The company reported net income of $7.1 million, or $0.20 per share, versus $8.4 million, or $0.22 per share, for

Oracle Buys Taleo for $1.9 Billion

Oracle has entered into an agreement to acquire Taleo Corporation for $46 per share or approximately $1.9 billion, net of Taleo's cash and debt. Together, Oracle and Taleo expect to create a comprehensive cloud offering for organizations to manage their human resource operations and employee careers. The transaction is expected to close mid-year 2012, subject

Caldwell Partners Appoints Managing Partner in Canada

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has added Elan Pratzer as managing partner, Canada. Mr. Pratzer's executive search career began when he was 19 and included managing what became Egon Zehnder International’s Toronto office, building his own firm (Pratzer & Partners) through organic growth and acquisition to include offices in Toronto, Chicago and

Signium Names Managing Partner in Italy

Signium International has appointed Elena Bignamini as managing partner of the firm in Italy. She joined Signium in 2001 and specializes in healthcare, consumer goods, finance, and professional services (legal and consulting) and lifestyle searches. Ms. Bignamini was formerly with Kelly Services where she served as senior recruiter and she executed the recruitment, selection and

Boyden to Lead CEO Search for Port of Houston Authority

Boyden has been retained by the Port of Houston Authority to identify candidates for the position of CEO. This search is being led by Tim McNamara, managing director at Boyden Washington, D.C., who leads Boyden’s global infrastructure, logistics and transportation practice. The Port of Houston Authority facilitates commerce, navigation and safe waterways promoting sustainable trade

Kenexa Posts 24 Percent Revenue Gain: Acquires Outstart

Kenexa Corporation/(NASDAQ:KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has posted revenues of $79.6 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011, a 24 percent increase from revenues of $64.1 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income available to common shareholders was $7.5 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to $5.4

Lucas Group Names Managing Partner in HR Practice Group

Search firm Lucas Group has added Michael Johnson as managing partner for its human resources practice group. Mr. Johnson will lead the firm's recently expanded HR practice in Los Angeles and comes to Lucas Group from Kelly Law Registry, where he was regional director. He brings more than 20 years of demonstrated experience in executive

Job.com and TweeMyJobs Form Partnership

Career site Job.com and TweetMyJOBS, a social recruiting platform, have announced the integration of the Who? button, a new social tool empowering job seekers with the ability to tap into their social network, on Job.com. TweetMyJobs developed this Facebook application to accelerate referral-based job searching and social recruiting. The “Who?” button utilizes a user's Facebook

Nosal Partners Expands Milwaukee Office

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has hired Mike Magurany as partner. Based in Milwaukee, Mr. Magurany will conduct senior-level assignments in the consumer, retail and hospitality industries. He was previously the head of leadership recruiting for Kohl’s Department Stores. Before joining Kohl’s, Mr. Magurany was a senior consultant with Heidrick & Struggles in Chicago. As

Amrop Establishes Office in Houston

Global executive search firm Amrop has established a new office in Houston, Texas. Under the leadership of Agustin Miro, partner, and Eduardo Rabassa, partner in Miami, the new office builds on the firm’s expertise in cross-cultural searches identifying American talent for European-based companies with U.S. operations based in Texas and Florida. The Houston office focuses

Stanton Chase Introduces New Board

Executive search firm Stanton Chase International has selected a new international chairman and board of directors for 2012. The board is comprised of three previous and two new members, and has representation from around the globe. Continuity of service includes the following three individuals: George Cross will assume the role of international chairman, Mickey Matthews

HVS Executive Search Promotes Partner

HVS Executive Search has promoted Juliette Boone to partner, North America. Ms. Boone has been with HVS since 2004 and will focus on further developing the company’s consulting practice covering executive search, mid-management recruitment, compensation consulting and performance management in North America. “Juliette has a unique blend of strategic and practical thinking that will be

Harvey Nash Launches Interim Management IT Division

Harvey Nash, a global professional recruitment and IT outsourcing provider, has launched a new service recruiting senior technology executives for periods of critical business change. The new division provides CIOs, programme managers and senior level executives for fixed periods between six and 12 months. “In my experience senior interim managers fill a widening skills gap

3P Consultants Names Principal Partner

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has added Raju Kapoor as principal partner. Mr. Kapoor has over 20 years of experience in the service industry, including 10 years in executive search. His experience includes start-ups and high growth organizations across telecom, capital markets and the ITES industry. Mr. Kapoor started his search career with

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