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Research has revealed a paradox at the heart of current debates around upskilling. On the one hand, the vast majority of U.S. workers believe it’s imperative to train for and develop new skills in order to keep up with changes in the workplace.
It’s an all-out war for talent these days, according to recruiters and talent leaders, and that’s making demand for executive search firms stronger than ever.
U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain steady into the first 90 days of 2020.
Egon Zehnder has recruited Paul Bascobert as the new president and CEO of Gannett Co. Robert Dickey recently informed its board of directors of his retirement. “On behalf of the board, I am pleased to welcome Paul to Gannett at this important time for our company and industry,” said J. Jeffry Louis, chairman of the Gannett board
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, a Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm, has been enlisted to find a chief diversity officer for the University of Delaware. Jan Greenwood, president of the firm, and Marion Frenche, practice leader for diversity, equity and inclusion, are leading the assignment. The University of Delaware wants a seasoned academic administrator to provide
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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
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?
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
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
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
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, 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,
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
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
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
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
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
Kingsley Gate Partners has continued its recent expansion with Jose Revilla joining as a partner in its Lima, Peru office. Mr. Revilla brings to Kingsley Gate Partners over 20 years of experience in executive roles in multiple countries in Latin America and the U.S. in the information technology and telecommunications industry. His strong leadership and
Executive-level talent can have a huge impact on the success of an organization. These individuals affect the culture, performance and perception of every business. So it is that finding the right people to lead and represent your brand is the most significant decision any top leader, board or head of talent will make. Employers typically use
Social sector focused executive search firm Waldron has placed Randall Kempner as the new chief executive officer of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation in Austin, TX. Principal Jeff Waldron is leading the assignment along with engagement manager Heather Mohler and administrative assistant Renée Sellers. Katherine Lorenz, granddaughter of the charity’s founders, has led the organization since 2011. She stepped
Non-profit executive search firm m/Oppenheim Associates has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for Youth UpRising, a community group that provides education, employment and wellness programs for at-risk youngsters in Oakland, CA. Founder Mark Oppenheim and principal Kevin Redick are leading the assignment for the San Francisco-based search firm. Youth
The executive search industry is being disrupted by the entrance of a multitude of new players offering advanced business models and new technologies. The latest: Veteran executive recruiter Steve Caliger has launched The Loring Group. Mr. Caliger has had a distinguished career as a sales leader and executive search consultant in the technology industry. He
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. Executive search consortium AIMS International has expanded with the addition of a new office
Legal marijuana is now a more than $10 billion business in the U.S. Investors poured billions into cannabis in North America last year, twice what was invested in the last three years combined. In addition, the overall North American market exceeded $16 billion in 2019. While talent deficits are a problem in every industry, the marijuana
Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International, has placed Mel Tucker as the head football coach for Michigan State University. Mr. Tucker is a 23-year coaching veteran with championship experience. He replaces Mark Dantonio who recently stepped down after 13 seasons with the Spartans. The school paid DHR $100,000 for its
Executive search firm Reffett Associates has placed the first-ever general counsel of the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), one of the largest container gateways in North America. William Reffett, founder and managing partner, and Tom Young, director of operations, led the assignment for the search firm. The new general counsel, Dana Henderson, will be responsible for providing legal
Jeff Hocking of ON Partners has placed former Data Intensity executive Tony Sumpster as the new CEO of Worksoft. Jerry Dolinsky will step down from his role as interim CEO and maintain his position as chairman of the board for Worksoft. “I am delighted to welcome Tony to Worksoft,” said Mr. Dolinsky. “He brings deep experience in technology,
Madrid-headquartered search firm Talengo has appointed Pedro Irujo as new director of the digital business and technology practice. “With its incorporation, the firm wants to reinforce a critical practice that is experiencing a strong demand and in which it accompanies its clients to successfully translate its digital transformation processes into a leadership key, both in consulting projects and in
Korn Ferry will begin reporting a “KF Digital” segment that consolidates its compensation databases, leadership development platforms and sales training modules into one reporting disclosure, according to a new report by investment firm Kerrisdale Capital. By the next fiscal year, KF Digital should generate $400 million in revenue as a stand-alone unit. Other search firms are following suit
The Big West Conference has begun its search for a new commissioner to replace Dennis Farrell, who recently announced his retirement after leading the conference for 27 years. Collegiate athletics consultants College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker are managing the search process, with Jeff Schemmel, president of CSS, acting as lead consultant, with assistance from Dan
Across the board, in every industry, today’s market is fueled by growing demand for top talent against a landscape of short supply. This has led to nearly three million people taking temporary jobs, a number that is expected to grow at a healthy pace over the next few years as companies strive to stay agile in
Calgary-based executive search firm Pekarsky & Co. has placed Sol Zia as the new executive director of the Calgary Hotel Association. Principal Erin Dand led the assignment. “We have loved working with a caring, efficient and giving company as Pekarsky & Co. that brought us our new executive director Sol Zia,” said Arjun Channa, director and chair
No client sector demands such top-end service from its search partners as private equity. Portfolio companies represent some of the most innovative, well-funded and high-growth concerns in all of business. As a result, much of the talent that private equity firms seek are highly-charged change agents — a professional breed that is growing more difficult to
Adzuna, the next-generation job search engine, has raised £500,000 investment financing from Index Ventures, The Accelerator Group and existing investors including Passion Capital. The latest funding follows a seed round last year. Launched in July 2011, Adzuna classifieds aims to become the world's leading search engine for classifieds, bringing together all the ads and connecting
Job board TweetMyJOBS and the City of Atlanta have formed a public-private partnership focused on connecting local businesses with city residents seeking employment across all industries at all levels of employment, from entry level to C-suite positions. The City of Atlanta Jobs Platform supports the Hire Atlanta initiative and is easy to use, free and
Recruiting firm Clark Langdon Partners has placed John King as chief executive officer of PDX's Bioenergy division. PDX is a provider of energy efficient solutions to strategic industrial applications using the unique patented PDX reactor and atomizing technology improving output and reducing the use of natural resources. Clark Langdon, founded by Simon Clark, has more
Recruitment solutions provider Jobscience, Inc. has appointed Erin Jacobs as vice president of marketing and Jason Gasper as vice president of sales. Ms. Jacobs brings 15 years experience leveraging cost-effective marketing tactics to find prospects and nurture customer relationships. She has been a vital marketing leader for cloud companies such as Mindjet, SlideRocket and Demandbase.
The Creative Group, a specialized staffing service for interactive, design and marketing professionals, has partnered with AIGA, the world's largest and most influential design organization, on a nationwide career development program for in-house designers. The new program is called “INitiative: INsights to help INhouse design teams thrive,” and it was developed to help in-house designers
Search firm Lucas Group has promoted Daniel Chang as managing partner for the manufacturing practice group's West Coast division. Mr. Chang was the executive senior partner in the company's military transition division, where he has served as a recruiter since 2006. “Daniel has a remarkable work ethic and recruiting background,” said Charlie Wilgus, general manager
Korn/Ferry International has appointed Jed Hughes as global sector head of the firm’s sports practice; he will be based in New York. Mr. Hughes joins Korn/Ferry from Spencer Stuart, where he led that firm’s sports practice for over 12 years and served as a member of the board and CEO practice. "Professional sports is a
Boyden has added Trevor Pritchard as the new managing director of its San Francisco office. Prior to joining Boyden, Mr. Pritchard was executive vice president at Strawn Arnold Ashpitz Groover, Ltd, a healthcare focused executive search firm. Boyden is an executive search firm with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries.
Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry International company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has named Neil Griffiths as global practice leader for its talent communications and employer branding practice. Mr. Griffiths will build and develop the go-to-market proposition for the global talent communication and employer branding practice. He joins Futurestep from talent and resourcing competitor Alexander Mann Solutions
Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has recruited Atulya Gupta as managing director of Premium Transmission Limited. Mr. Gupta was previously a managing director at with Sona BLW Praezisionschmeide. Premium Transmission Limited manufactures gearboxes, geared motors, fluid couplings, gear lube oil and other speed reducer drives. 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd, a member of the
Global recruiting firm Options Group has opened a new business, hR-Squared Consultants, focused on providing human capital solutions, client-tailored strategic studies, and quantitative products to the financial services industry. hR-Squared Consultants will operate as a separate division of Options Group and is expected to complement the firm's core search business by serving the broader HR
IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Mumbai-based Fructus Consultants as its first new member firm. Fructus Consultants (IRC India) is a global boutique executive search firm, based in Mumbai with branches in Bangalore and Chennai. “We’re delighted to start 2012 by welcoming Fructus Consultants to our expanding global alliance,” said Sylvia MacArthur, president
Allen Austin Global Executive Search has Belinda Brockman as the new director of internal audit for Houston Community College System. Ms. Brockman previously served as manager of IT security and internal control at Universal American Corp (UAC). Allen Austin is a privately owned Houston-based executive search and consulting firm with 22 partners in 10 U.S.
eQuest, a job posting distribution and job posting management provider, has extended and expanded its strategic partnership with Taleo, a provider of on demand talent management solutions. The new multi-year agreement enables Taleo customers broader job posting services and support including 24/7 global support, online training, formation of an eQuest-Taleo User Group, and free, unlimited
Healthcare-focused executive search firm Furst Group has added Joe Mazzenga as vice president. Mr. Mazzenga has a background as a consultant in building effective executive teams through leadership assessment and development; executive team performance; talent management; succession planning; and talent alignment amid organizational and cultural change. He was most recently with Aon Hewitt as senior
CTPartners has named Ana Cláudia Reis as a partner in Latin America. As a member of the firm’s global technology, media & telecom, professional services and chief information officer practices, Ms. Reis focuses on filling senior management positions for large national and multinational clients. She is based in São Paulo. She previously served as an
Chicago-based executive search firm TillmanCarlson has recruited Jim Hoefflin as president and chief operating officer for Empower Software Solutions, Inc., a Lake Capital company. Mr. Hoefflin joins Empower from Hanson Dodge Creative where he served as a partner and COO. Headquartered in Orlando, FL, Empower Software Solutions is a national provider of innovative and state-of-the-art
Synerion, a leader in workforce management solutions, has launched a new recruitment software solution which helps companies to increase their competitiveness and efficiency. Synerion's president and CEO, Ernie Pozzobon, said: “Our customers asked us to develop an effective recruiting solution to compliment and improve their workforce management system. Our new solution is further proof of
DHR International has acquired Prestonwood Associates, Inc., an executive search firm headquartered in Boston. Founded in 1984, Prestonwood specialized in linking executives to corporate strategies in the technology and innovation, life sciences and clean technology fields. Joining DHR are the founder and chief executive officer, Diane Coletti, and president, Alice Koehn Benson. Ms. Coletti joins
RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm based in Greenwich, Conn., has added Charles G.T. Stonehill as a managing director and head of the firm's financial services practice. Mr. Stonehill, who has more than 30 years of experience in investment banking and capital markets, including key positions at Lazard Freres, Credit Suisse First
Denver-based executive search firm Spectrum Search Partners has placed Vilia Valentine as chief financial officer at Inspirato. Ms. Valentine joins Inspirato from MDC Holdings, a $1 billion public homebuilding and financial services company, where she served as the principal financial officer. Prior to MDC Holdings, Valentine spent four years as the CFO for Gaiam Inc.
Demand for senior executives is still expected in the major markets of the world, but with less optimism than at the beginning of 2011, according to the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Forty-three percent of industry professionals surveyed predict that executive search activity will increase in 2012 over 2011, with the greatest sector rise
Accelent, Inc. has placed Michael Tupanjanin as president and chief executive officer of Metavana, Inc. Prior to joining Metavana, Mr. Tupanjanin served as a general manager at Microsoft. Metavana is a software provider of search for the social web. Accelent is an executive talent acquisition and integration firm which serves technology clients in the Internet,
Executive services firm Tatum LLC has added Jay Milligan as the regional managing partner for Texas and the Southeastern Region. Mr. Milligan comes to Tatum from KPMG, where he spent the last several years as global advisory director, taking the lead in expanding KPMG's global footprint with several of the firm's largest accounts. “I am
Enterprise Information Resources Inc. (EIR) has announced it is a new SuccessFactors Inc. SuccessServices Partner. EIR is a client-focused HR software firm specializing in solutions that align the functional aspects of compensation and related HR systems to an organization's strategic initiatives. EIR will offer current and future SuccessFactors customers compensation consulting services ranging from technical
Paychex, Inc., a provider of payroll, human resource, and employee benefits solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, has acquired Icon Time Systems, Inc., an industry leader in time and attendance solutions for small businesses. Paychex initially partnered with Icon Time Systems in February 2011 for the launch of the Paychex PST 1000 time clock, a
iCIMS, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, has announced that the company will now offer Tracker I-9 software and E-Verify compliance as part of its Onboarding Solution. This comes as iCIMS and Tracker Corp., a provider of innovative software for immigration management, Form I-9 compliance, and E-Verify regulations, announce the formal expansion of
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 11 percent in February. Nineteen of the 20 industries monitored by the Index showed positive annual growth trends. Transportation and Warehousing (up 36 percent) claimed the top
Human capital services veterans Mark Whittington and John West have announced the formation of Hire Partners, LLC. The partners plan to leverage their previous success with IT staffing company System One Solutions, Inc., which they sold to Monster Worldwide in 2000. Mr. Whittington will serve as chairman and CEO of the new venture with Mr.
G&A Partners, an integrated human resource and administrative services company, has appointed Marius Swart as executive vice president of sales of marketing and business development. Mr. Swart will also serve as president of G&A's subsidiary, HourDoc.com, a web-based time and labor tracking company. With a professional career that spans more than 20 years, Mr. Swart
DavenportMajor Executive Search has been selected by Leap Wireless International to lead in its search for a new executive vice president and chief technology officer. Leap Wireless is a provider of innovative and value-driven wireless communications services DavenportMajor is an executive search firm which specializes in senior executive and board of director recruitment for life