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Kincannon & Reed Recruits President for the Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils 

After a four month search, executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed has placed Kailee Tkacz Buller as the new president of the Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils (ISEO) in Washington, D.C. ISEO is a trade association representing the refiners of edible fats and oils in the U.S. Managing directors Paul Miller and Michael Cooper led the


ZRG Expands Technology Practice into Austin and Dallas

ZRG Partners has expanded its technology practice into Texas with the addition of managing directors Lisa Hooker in Austin and Tyler Gordon and Kevin Anderson in Dallas. Together, the three have a collective 60 years of experience and assignments spanning a number of sectors within the tech space. They have delivered board and leadership projects for

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Korn Ferry Seeks CHRO for University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has initiated a national search to replace retiring chief human resources officer Alesia Jones. Korn Ferry is conducting the assignment. The CHRO reports to senior vice president for administration and financial affairs Brian Burnett. “This search is incredibly important to ensure UAB continues to support our most precious

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N2Growth Names Leader of Executive Search Operations in Southeast Asia

N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, has appointed Steve Manning as managing partner and leader of executive search operations in Southeast Asia. “Steve is a great addition to our team and will help us tremendously moving forward,” said Mike Myatt, founder and chairman of N2Growth. “He’s not only a proven player but a great human


Odgers Berndtson Launches Proprietary Intelligence Platform OBDynamics

Odgers Berndtson today launches a proprietary intelligence platform, OBDynamics, which uses big-data and machine learning to deliver data-informed talent intelligence and recruitment services rapidly and accurately. Built on a continually updated data lake of 1.1 billion personal and corporate records, all of which are gathered in accordance with the most stringent international privacy regulations, OBDynamics’ AI-powered


Hanold Associates Places Head of Executive Recruiting at American Airlines 

Partners Sonia Nagra and Ashley Schiele of Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search recently assisted American Airlines in the recruitment of Maria-Clara Vasconcellos as head of executive recruiting. “Maria Clara is a vibrant and passionate talent acquisition leader who possesses a fantastic ability to attract best-in-class talent,” said Ms. Nagra. “She will be instrumental in creating an exceptional candidate

Carrington & Carrington Retained by Amherst College to Recruit CHRO

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The latest: Chicago-based Carrington & Carrington has been enlisted by Amherst College in Massachusetts to find a new chief human resources officer. “Human resources at Amherst is at the end of a period of dramatic transformation in which


DHR International Appoints Leaders for Global Consumer Practice

Chicago-based executive search firm DHR International has named Marcey Rubin Stamas and Kristi LeBlanc as managing partners of its global consumer practice group. “Marcey and Kristi are highly collaborative leaders committed to the success of our global consumer practice clients,” said Geoff Hoffmann, CEO of DHR. “Their proven track record of successful placements across consumer product, consumer service and hospitality companies globally make them


Penrhyn International Adds New Member Firm in China

Even in the face of a global pandemic, 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. Global executive search consortium Penrhyn


Pitfalls to Avoid in Virtual Executive Onboarding

As we look back on working through a global pandemic, we are all taking stock of how various elements of business life have changed in dramatic ways, Todd Fryling of Summit Leadership Partners opined in a new report. “Last year, hiring, particularly at top leadership levels, fundamentally shut down, and most thought it was going to be


Academic Search Assists Council of Independent Colleges Recruit New President

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has assisted the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., in the recruitment of Marjorie Hass as its new president. Richard Ekman, who led the organization for 20 years, announced last fall that he would be retiring in July. Senior consultant Ann Die Hasselmo led the assignment along with president and


Odgers Berndtson Canada Names Chief Marketing Officer

Odgers Berndtson has appointed Lori Dyne as chief marketing officer. “Lori’s previous experience supporting the growth of executive search, interim executive and leadership advisory businesses, coupled with her keen understanding of how to leverage digital to deepen the client relationship, will play an important role in the ongoing growth of our business,” said Carl Lovas, chairman


Academic Career & Executive Search Taps Founding Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for University of Pittsburgh-Bradford

Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has placed Tasha Alston as the inaugural chief diversity and inclusion officer for the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford in Bradford, PA. Jennifer Muller, managing partner and senior consultant, led the assignment for the search firm. “The University of Pittsburgh-Bradford required a committed, dynamic leader with a proven history of providing students


The Dahill Group Expands into Clean Energy and Minerals Extraction Industries

Denver, CO-based executive search firm The Dahill Group has expanded its recruiting services and expertise into the clean energy and minerals extraction industries, complementing its core oil and gas business. “As the energy industry transitions to a lower carbon future, we are expanding to meet the broader needs of our clients and the natural resources industry


Creating a Formidable, Tech-Driven Search Firm

Two years ago, when Caldwell and IQTalent Partners first started working together, it was nothing particularly out of the ordinary. Toronto-based Caldwell was looking for research support when one of the firm’s partners recommended the technology-driven talent acquisition solutions firm in Nashville, TN. So it was that Caldwell enlisted IQTalent Partners to help augment its


McDermott + Bull Recruits CEO for Prince’s Trust 

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has placed Jessica Greer Morris as the new chief executive officer of Prince’s Trust. She will help launch the U.K.-based youth charity organization in the U.S., serving as its first CEO. The search was completed by McDermott + Bull managing director Sue Waterbury and executive recruiter Allison Cox. Ms. Morris will guide the organization through a


Anthem Executive Conducting President Search for Lamar University

Anthem Executive has been retained by the Texas State University System (TSUS) to lead the president search for Lamar University (LU) in Beaumont. Leading the assignment are Scott Watson, Michael Ballew and Florene Stawowy, supported by Mike JR Wheless and John Rudley. Current president Kenneth Evans announced in January that he would be stepping down,


Boyden Assists Planned Parenthood Toronto in the Recruitment of New CEO

Following a comprehensive search, Boyden has placed Mohini Datta-Ray as the new executive director of Planned Parenthood Toronto. Partner Pamela Colquhoun led the assignment. “Mohini’s past work has seen her lead HIV community development, prevention education, youth-focused sex education and healthy relationship projects with a number of communities impacted by racism and poverty in Toronto and Ontario,” said


IMSA Search Expands into Portugal with ARGO Partners

Executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners continues its growth and expansion push, affiliating with ARGO Partners in Portugal. This addition of the ARGO team will further strengthen IMSA Search’s presence in the SEMEA region. “We are very excited about this collaboration,” said Monika Ciesielska, president of IMSA Search Global Partners. “The IMSA Portugal team is well-positioned to


Hiring Post Pandemic and the Growing Need for Search Firms

In the blink of an eye, the technology industry has flipped from a candidate-driven market to one that is client-driven, with the majority of companies cautiously assessing their needs to hire and grow, according to a recent report by StevenDouglas. “Many organizations are having to adjust to significantly decreased revenues, and thus, make tough decisions.


Slone Partners Recruits Chief Scientific Officer for Enveda Biosciences

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare and life sciences organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new leaders. In the era of COVID-19, the sector has been a burgeoning area for executive search firms to ply their trade. Recently, life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners placed Sotirios Karathanasis as the new chief science officer at Enveda


CarterBaldwin Seeks President for Southwest Baptist University

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has been enlisted to help find the next president of Southwest Baptist University (SBU). Partner Bill Peterson and associate partner Scott Tanksley are spearheading the assignment. The university’s former president, Eric A. Turner, resigned effective last November after two years in the role. Brad Johnson, SBU’s vice president of university advancement, is


Versique Search and Consulting Adds HR Veteran to Lead Client Partnerships

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Minneapolis, MN-headquartered Versique Search and Consulting has expanded with the addition of former HR leader Jenna Estlick to be the firm’s managing director of client partnerships. In her role, she will be responsible for leading the human resources


The Amrop Partnership Forms Alliance with JM Search

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, and The Amrop Partnership, have formed a strategic alliance that will see both companies expanding their offerings for their clients as well as growing their respective global reach. “We are very excited about our alliance with Amrop,” said John Marshall, chief


The New Business Imperative: Diversity & Inclusion

With research proving that companies with more ethnically and culturally diverse teams increase their productivity, reduce turnover and inch up profits, Glocap Search, in response, recently created a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practice. The recruiting firm joins a chorus of rivals eyeing the DE&I space. “Since 1997, we have been a trusted advisor to


Jobless Claims Stand at Lowest Level in Over a Year

The Labor Department reported this morning that 553,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 19,000 from 547,000 to 566,000. With the revisions, this is the lowest level of claims since


SPMB Assists Impossible Foods Recruit Chief Experience Officer

SPMB, an executive search firm that helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has assisted in the placement of former Apple creative leader Steve Turner as chief experience officer of Impossible Foods. Partner Becky Stein led the search. “Steve Turner was the best of an exceptionally talented group of all-star candidates to take Impossible to


The Moran Company Seeks New Leader for Hear Indiana

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, was recently called in to help find the next chief executive officer for Hear Indiana, which works to create equal opportunities for children with hearing loss through listening and spoken language. Leading the assignment is senior search consultant Don Harkins. Naomi Horton,

Executive Search Firms Adapt Services to COVID-19 Pandemic

A search assignment that was reported on last December has taken an unusual turn due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the U.S. The search for a new president of Wisconsin’s public university system, led by Storbeck Search & Associates, is making progress, even amid the current health crisis. Spearheading the assignment

ZRG Partners Leads Search for William Penn Foundation

ZRG Partners Inc., a global provider of executive search and talent management solutions, has been selected by William Penn Foundation to lead in its search for a new managing director who will provide operating leadership and direction to all areas of the Foundation. The search is being led by Natalie Brooks, managing director of ZRG

erecruit Adds VP of Staffing Best Practices

erecruit, a provider of enterprise staffing software, has appointed Sara Moss to the newly-created role of vice president of staffing best practices. In this role, Ms. Moss will consult with erecruit’s prospects and customers, focusing on business process analysis and reengineering by leveraging erecruit’s enterprise staffing software and VMS solutions. She previously was president and

CTPartners Acquires Mexican Recruiter

CTPartners has acquired Taylor Executive Consultancy Latam S. de R.L. Eduardo Taylor will join CTPartners as the managing partner, Mexico. Mr. Taylor’s primary focus is in the industrial and consumer products markets where he has completed searches at the most-senior levels, including CEO and board of directors. He has also worked with clients on succession

AESC and Robery Gregory Partners Form Alliance

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has formed an alliance with leadership development firm Robert Gregory Partners to provide AESC members access to outsourced, new-executive transition coaching services for their client companies. “We are very pleased to welcome Robert Gregory into partnership with the AESC, thereby making available to our member firms services that

Trilogy Search Non+Profit Chosen by EdSource

Retained executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has been selected by EdSource to lead in its search to fill a seat on its board of directors. The EdSource board is comprised of representatives of key education constituencies dedicated to ensuring that all children receive a high quality education. The board has sought the services of

SumTotal Systems and SnapLogic Join Forces

SumTotal Systems, Inc., a global provider of talent management solutions, has partnered with SnapLogic, the Elastic Integration company, to extend the SumTotal elixHR platform. “We are excited to partner with SumTotal to make our extensive library of high-performing connectors available to SumTotal customers,” said SnapLogic CEO Gaurav Dhillon. “Pervasive access to integrated data allows SumTotal

Diversified Search Names Dale Jones as President

Diversified Search has named Dale E. Jones as president and a member of the firm's executive committee. Mr. Jones comes to Diversified Search following 14 years with Heidrick & Struggles, and nearly 20 years in the recruiting industry. In his new role, he will serve as one of the key market facing leaders in advancing

TRANSEARCH Adds Member Firm in Melbourne

TRANSEARCH International has added Melbourne-based executive recruiter Slade Partners as its newest partner. The firm’s areas of specialization include digital media, education, energy, resources and sustainability, government and public sector, healthcare, industrials, property and construction, as well as retail and consumer. “As a member of TRANSEARCH International, we now have a significant reach into global

Leadership Capital Group Fills Position for Moody’s

Leadership Capital Group has placed Ken Henry as senior vice president of infrastructure operations at Moody’s. Most recently, Mr. Henry served as vice president of infrastructure for MFX Fairfax, where he was the global head of infrastructure responsible for driving IT transformation for their new organizational model. Moody’s is an essential component of the global

Buck Consultants Adds Director to Washington, D.C. Office

Buck Consultants, a Xerox company and provider of human resource and benefits consulting, has named Drew Crouch as director of government relations. In his new role, Mr. Crouch will help Buck clients and consultants understand important legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments in the HR and employee benefits field. He is located in the firm’s Washington,

Partners to Leaders Grows Network

Executive search federation Partners to Leaders (P2L) has announced that Rana Acaturk, managing director of Tara Partners (Istanbul), Mike Bekins managing partner of CapitaPartners (U.S. and Hong Kong), and Axel Motlik from Axel Motlik Consulting (Warsaw and Berlin) have been added to its network. “With these three significant appointments we are further making our mark

Hobbs & Towne Leading CEO Search for Seair

Hobbs & Towne, Inc. (HTI), an executive search firm specializing in the alternative energy and clean technology sector, has been selected by Seair Inc. to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Seair is a Calgary-based cleantech company. Seair CFO, Jim Laird, said: "We're excited to work with Hobbs & Towne on

Seven Step Adds Former CVS Exec to Staff

Seven Step Recruiting, a Boston-based provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services, has added Krista Williams as a strategic director. In this role, Ms. Williams will oversee client delivery teams to ensure that service objectives are met and will also work with clients to foster innovation in their efforts to attract and attain the best

Mathys+Potestio Opens Office in Austin

Mathys+Potestio, a creative and marketing industry staffing and recruiting firm, has opened an Austin location which will be headed Jackie Mathys and Steve Potestio. Ms. Mathys launched and ran Protem Staffing’s successful creative division, and later became a partner in Mathys McCleod Creative Staffing. Mr. Potestio has been in the creative industry for over 26

Adicio to Power Career Platforms for 10 Media Outlets

Adicio Inc., a provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, has been tapped to power the career platforms for 10 media outlets, including Project Hired, Elsevier’s Cell Careers and The Lancet, Jefferson City News Tribune, Sun Newspapers, RigandShale, Black Engineer & Hispanic Engineer, Big4, Buffalo ArtVoice and the Television Bureau of Advertising.

MSA Executive Search Fills Post for Univ of Maryland Medical Center

MSA Executive Search has placed Raja Zeitany as a new senior director of pharmacy at the University of Maryland Medical Center located in Baltimore. Founded in 1823 as the Baltimore Infirmary, the University of Maryland Medical Center is one of the nation’s oldest academic medical centers. As an integrated healthcare strategies firm, MSA offers clients

Lumesse Creates Mobile App

Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, has launched ETWeb Mobile as part of its ETWeb talent management platform. This new release is designed to give the mobile workforce access to the talent management system packed with features to allow managers and employees do their work on the go. “Today, mobility is not

Greenings International Opens Legal Division

Executive search and HR consulting firm Greenings International has launched a specialist legal division to help private practice and in-house clients address three key areas – search and selection, response to regulatory demands, and flexible staffing on an ‘as needs’ basis. The division is led by John Cullen who has 20 years’ experience in recruitment

Ridgewood Partners Adds Partner to NY Office

Executive search firm Ridgeway Partners LLC has added Michael P. Castine as a partner in its New York office. Mr. Castine was previously with Korn/Ferry International where he served as chairman of the firm's global asset and wealth management sectors. He has 21 years of experience as an executive recruiter and consultant to senior leaders

Year End Hiring Plans Look Optimistic Among U.S. Employers

The latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released by ManpowerGroup, indicates elevated confidence for the final quarter of 2013 as U.S. employers report a seasonally adjusted net employment outlook of +13 percent, the strongest fourth quarter since 2007 when the outlook was +19 percent. Of the more than 18,000 employers surveyed, 18 percent anticipate an increase

'Great Place to Work' Names Chief

Great Place to Work has selected China Gorman as its chief executive officer. Ms. Gorman previously operated her own independent consultancy, CMG Group. She has held COO and interim CEO positions with the Society for Human Resources, the world's largest professional association for human resource professionals. She also led LHH, a global human capital management

Fairfield Partners Fills Top Marketing Post for Angie’s Popcorn

Fairfield Partners has placed Joe Driscoll as vice president of marketing for Minnesota-based Angie’s Popcorn. Mr. Driscoll was previously general manager of Immaculate Baking, a natural foods division of General Mills. Angie’s is one of the fastest growing natural snacks companies in the U.S. Fairfield Partners is a retained executive search firm that specializes in

Horton International Names CEO

Horton International has named Ross Eades as its new chief executive officer. Mr. Eades spent 15 years with MPS Group International plc. He then spent six years as CEO of InterQuest Group plc. Previously, Mr. Eades was CEO of recruiter Kellan Group plc. “I am delighted to welcome Ross to Horton International. He has significant

Employee Confidence Continues to Strengthen

Confidence levels among the American workforce continue to show strength, according to the August Randstad Employee Confidence Index. The report shows increased optimism among workers about both the economy and their job security. This 2013 Randstad Employment Tracker was conducted by Harris Interactive between among a U.S. sample of 1,073 employed adults, aged 18 years

B.E. Smith Fills Chief Medical Post for Swope Health Services

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has placed Dr. Naranath Chintala as the new chief medical officer at Swope Health Services. Dr. Chintala previously held the role of chief medical officer and medical director for North Texas Area Community Health Center, a nonprofit organization in Fort Worth, Texas. “Swope Health Services was seeking an experienced physician

RiseSmart Adds HR Veteran to Advisory Board

RiseSmart, a provider of next-generation outplacement solutions, has added Dan Walker to its board of advisors. Mr. Walker is the current CEO and founder of The Human Revolution Studios, LLC, and brings 40 years of experience, leadership and success to RiseSmart’s board. In his role as advisor, he will work strategically with RiseSmart on existing

RiseSmart Adds HR Veteran to Advisory Board

RiseSmart, a provider of next-generation outplacement solutions, has added Lora Villarreal, Ph.D. its board of advisors. Dr. Villarreal is the current president of Human Resources, LLC and brings a senior HR perspective to RiseSmart’s board. In her role as advisor, Dr. Villarreal will be involved in strategic advice and serve as a brand advocate and

Korn Ferry Posts Strong Q1 Results

Korn/Ferry International/(NYSE:KFY) posted revenues of $237.6 million for the first quarter fiscal 2013, an increase of 21 percent from revenues of $196 million a year ago. Revenues were driven by increases in Europe, Asia, and North America partially offset by a decrease in Latin America. The Los Angeles-based recruiter recorded net income of $11.4 million,

CTPartners Division Adds Recruiter

CTGrowth Partners, a division of CTPartners Executive Search Inc., has added John Hagan as a partner in New York. CTGrowth Partners focuses on executive search for high-growth companies, typically venture capital or private-equity backed. Mr. Hagan has over 20 years of experience in the headhunting industry serving venture capital and private-equity backed technology companies. He

McDermott & Bull Fills Post for Fox Rent A Car

Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Jerame Jackson as vice president of remarketing with Fox Rent A Car based in Los Angeles. The search was conducted by Brandon Biegenzahn, principal consultant at McDermott & Bull. “Jerame’s unparalleled industry and functional expertise gained while building Dollar Thrifty’s remarketing division, as well as the deep relationships

TMP’s TalentBrew Makes New Enhancements

TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, LLC, a global technology-enabled talent acquisition company, has enhanced the functionality of its TalentBrew recruiting platform. Through a series of recent innovations and software enhancements, individual job postings can now be associated with distributed content marketing techniques. When paired with TMP brand strategy and creative, this content marketing and social

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