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“New normal” is a phrase encompassing the innovative world of working from home and spending less time in a traditional office setting. Since the...
The global workplace upheaval wrought by COVID-19 has seen employers scramble to play catch-up as the world emerges from the pandemic...
ZRG Partners, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, recently assisted in placing Ariane Schiereck as the chief digital and information officer at Enovis, a Fortune 500 medtech company. Lisa Hooker, ZRG’s managing director and technology practice leader, led the assignment along with Kevin Anderson, managing director, and Lambert Rugani, managing director
Executive search, leadership consulting, and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles / (NASDAQ:HSII) has posted second quarter revenues of $298.7 million, an increase of 14.9 percent vs. the prior year period. Revenue growth was driven by all regions in executive search, by Heidrick Consulting, and by the addition of on-demand talent. “Our firm generated all-time high quarterly revenue and
Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive search firms. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2021, a result of pent-up demand for executives and their key reports.
Benchmark Executive Search, a boutique provider of cybersecurity talent, has placed Sam Gordy as president of Janes US in Arlington, VA. U.K.-based Janes is a global agency for open-source defense intelligence. Mr. Gordy will report to Blake Bartlett, chief executive officer based in the U.K. “Sam Gordy brings a distinguished track record of results, leadership,
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?
In these unprecedented times, comprehensive well-being (mental, emotional, physical, financial, and professional) in the workplace is so important. How we support ourselves, and how we support others within our businesses – such as business partners, clients and contacts – is crucial, according to a recent report by Forbes. The good news is that companies are
Spurred on by the desire for purposeful careers, companies which align to personal values, and readjusting work-life balance, the Great Resignation has led to a surge of job opportunities. Since the middle of the pandemic, companies of all sizes, across all sectors, and in most countries, have been subject to record turnover levels. The senior leadership
Chicago-headquartered executive search, leadership consulting, and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has closed the acquisition of Atreus, one of the leading players for executive interim management in Germany. Together, Atreus and Heidrick & Struggles’ wholly owned, U.S.-based Business Talent Group (BTG), which was acquired in 2021, constitute the company’s on-demand talent segment and build on its
Russell Reynolds Associates Helps Fairfield University Recruit First VP of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Following a national search, Russell Reynolds Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Don C. Sawyer as the first vice president of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at Fairfield University. He will also be joining the faculty as an associate professor in the department of sociology and anthropology. Consultant Joi Hayes-Scott led the assignment. “Dr. Don Sawyer
Boyden has named Chad Hesters as its president and CEO, effective immediately. He succeeds Trina Gordon, who retires after 12 years as CEO, three years as chair, and more than 30 years as a managing partner at the firm. “Our global search for a leader to succeed our highly successful retiring CEO, Trina Gordon, has led
New York City-based Ellig Group has appointed Lisa Buckingham as president of the firm. “Lisa is a dynamic, committed leader who has worked extensively with boards of directors and across the C-suite, and whose purpose-driven values are aligned with Ellig Group’s core mission of changing the face of corporate America,” said Janice Ellig, CEO of Ellig
Today’s CEO must be able to navigate a wide array of challenges. To deal with changing market conditions (such as the war in Ukraine, supply chain disruptions, and an uncertain outlook) along with the demands of sustainability, technology, cybersecurity, and workforce well-being, among others, CEOs must be able to change and adapt with the evolving
Oak Brook, IL-based search firm WittKieffer has helped to place Lori Spicer Robertson as vice president and chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. WittKieffer’s Kyle Wiederhold, principal; April Allen, consultant; Sarah Williams, strategic sourcing specialist; and Roxana Woudstra, associate, led the assignment. Ms. Spicer Robertson joined St.
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 and universities. Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm AGB Search, which specializes in higher education leadership assignments, recently placed Luke Fulp as
ON Partners recently helped recruit Paul Cleary as the new president and CEO of Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering, a The Riverside Company-backed company in Irvine, CA. Partners Baillie Parker and Tara Flickinger led the assignment. “Paul brings years of leadership and skills to Momentum at a time when we are primed for growth,” said Meranee Phing, senior partner, The Riverside
Global search firm H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has expanded with the addition of Matt Raggio as a partner in the software and technology practice, based in the Silicon Valley. “We are excited to have Matt join our software and technology practice, as our firm continues to grow at a rapid pace,” said Tim Chamberlain, managing partner
A non-executive or independent chair in a private equity deal has long been considered desirable by investors — and, now, is increasingly deemed essential, with some LPs going as far as requiring it from PE funds. As demand for the role heightens, so are expectations of investors and management teams, according to Acertitude’s Charlotte Cederwall.
Lindal Group, an international leader in aerosol dispensing packaging products, has retained New Frontier Search Company to hunt for a sales director for the U.S. Russ Riendeau, senior partner and chief behavioral scientist with New Frontier, is leading the assignment. This executive will drive new revenue streams and leverage the company’s innovative products to American manufacturers. “Lindal
Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has assisted in the recruitment of Laurel E. Miller as president and CEO of The Asia Foundation. She succeeds David D. Arnold, who is retiring after 12 years of leading the international development non-profit during a period of profound change across Asia and the Pacific. Managing director Kathy Bremer, director of research Patti Kish, and senior
Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been enlisted to find the next executive director of the Fit Kids Foundation. Victoria L. Silverman, managing founder of the non-profit-focused search firm, is heading the assignment. Redwood City, CA-based Fit Kids wants an experienced executive director who will be committed to advancing its mission to provide structured physical
Executive search firm Calibre One has expanded with the opening of a new office in Boston. Molly A. Robb, who will head the location, has been added as partner specializing in the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice and working closely with Christos Richards who leads the practice from the west coast. “Between Molly and Christos’ top-notch skills
The Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents and Chancellors has selected TurnkeyZRG to assist in identifying the next commissioner of the Big Ten Conference. This leader will succeed commissioner Kevin Warren who has accepted the role of president and CEO for the Chicago Bears. “TurnkeyZRG is honored to assist the Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents and Chancellors in its
It’s a common mission in today’s healthcare organizations to build inclusive and diverse leadership teams, knowing that these leaders truly set the tone for the organization as a whole. At the core of everything, for a healthcare organization to truly succeed, providers and staff must be treated equitably; patients and family members must be valued
Executive search firm Chartwell Partners has placed Stacy M. Brantley as the new CEO of The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, MS. With leader Greg McKee’s retirement, the bank’s executive committee will assume the responsibilities of the CEO of the bank starting this week until Mr. Brantley takes the helm on Feb. 13. “We conducted a
San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Dr. Philippe Bishop as the chief medical officer of Atreca Inc. in San Carlos, CA. “Dr. Bishop’s leadership and expertise in developing oncology therapeutics will contribute significantly to Atreca’s executive team,” said Steve Hochberg, CEO of Caliber Associates. “Dr. Bishop is a tremendous addition to the Atreca team at
Wray Executive Search, a provider of executive search and advisory services in the restaurant, foodservice, retail, and franchise industries, has named Ray Kelley and Rebecca Patt as partners. Mr. Kelley and Ms. Patt will be responsible for growing Wray’s executive search operations across North America, continuing to build a dedicated recruitment team, and driving the implementation of
Despite the recent headlines about corporate layoffs, in Q4 of 2022 and even in recent days, most employees need not worry that their own jobs are at imminent risk. In a new report, TurningPoint Executive Search’s Elaine Rosen says it’s important to look closely at who is laying off and why. In Q4 of 2022,
San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has opened a San Francisco office to enhance its West Coast presence in the U.S. “The new office will position us to expand our signature white-glove service for our clients based in the Bay Area,” said Eric Walczykowski, CEO. “Responsiveness and tailored engagement are our hallmarks and we
Executive search firm Lochlin Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Jennifer Thornton as vice president, trade and international at Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C. “I am delighted to welcome Jennifer to Business Roundtable to lead our policy work on international trade and investment,” said Joshua Bolten, CEO. “She brings to this role a broad range
Horsham, PA-based Klein Hersh International, an executive search firm focused on the life sciences and healthcare industries, has placed Jane Pritchett Henderson as chief financial officer of biotechnology company Apogee Therapeutics, which provides therapies for immunological and inflammatory disorders. Ms. Henderson has an extensive track record in financial and corporate strategy leadership, including financing private
Executive search firms have made big strides in recent years to reflect the changing make-up of their client base – becoming more progressive, more forward-thinking, and more female-led. Progress has been slow to come. But one headhunting outfit that has been leading the charge in effectively terminating the sector’s once male-dominated worldview is Daversa Partners,
Korn Ferry has posted results of a global executive study that paints a less than glowing picture of leadership development opportunities for those in the human resources field. The survey of more than 700 executives found that nearly half of respondents (47 percent) say their organizations do not offer leadership development programs specifically for members of the
Isaacson, Miller has been selected by the University of North Carolina to lead the search for its next president. Current president Tom Ross, who led the university for the past four years, has been asked by the system’s Board of Governors to step down next January. The firm will help the board’s presidential search committee identify potential successors by
West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners has opened a new office in Phoenix with the addition of David Bruno as managing director. Mr. Bruno has a long history of conducting board of director, C-level and critical VP and director level searches in the Phoenix market. “We are thrilled to add David to our team and bring his wisdom and experience to
hrQ, an executive search and professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources sector, has named Dale Wunder as a principal consultant in its Houston office. Mr. Wunder joins hrQ with more than 30 years of global human resources experience at Royal Dutch Shell where he was a senior executive overseeing teams in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, and had expatriate
AltoPartners has added Japanese executive search firm KIZASHI Corporation to its global alliance. This extends AltoPartners’ global reach to 51 offices in 31 countries. Founded in 2011, KIZASHI is an executive search firm with offices in Tokyo and Osaka. Its consultants have a wide range of experience in recruiting senior leadership across the industrial, consumer/retail, life science/healthcare, game/entertainment and technology sectors. Clients ranging from
Atlanta-headquartered boutique search firm Barton Executive Search has recruited Michael Keown as a member of Welch’s board of directors. Mr. Keown is president and CEO of Farmer Brothers, a manufacturer and distributor of coffee and tea products. “Mike’s vast consumer products leadership experience shows that he knows how to use a variety of organizational capabilities to deliver substantial results for shareholders and
The trend by executive search firms to join forces to advance global diversity initiatives in boardrooms around the world has come to Asia. The Diversity Action Committee (DAC) formed just nine months ago with the objective of building up the representation of women directors on boards of companies in Singapore, has signed up six new search
Sylvain Dhenin, a vice chairman and member of the executive committee of CTPartners, has left the company after more than nine years to join Heidrick & Struggles. Mr. Dhenin joins a chorus of high ranking executives to depart the embattled search firm, whose fortunes have been depleted since its chairman, Brian Sullivan, resigned in disgrace earlier
Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has added Raj Das as partner and head of the firm’s digital recruiting practice in New York. Mr. Das brings more than 22 years of experience advising organizations on digital strategies. For the last 10 years he has focused exclusively on the creation and activation of digital assets and marketing channels for organizations
Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Terry Blackwell to serve on the board of directors of PJM Interconnection. He will finish the unexpired term of William R. Mayben, which will expire in 2016. Mr. Blackwell has 36 years of experience in power system planning and operation. Most recently, he was senior vice president of Power Delivery at Santee
Executive search firm Taylor Winfield has placed Melody Brown as senior vice president of sales at PayScale, Inc., based in Seattle. Ms. Brown has 16 years of sales experience with a focus in the technology industry. She joins PayScale from DataCore Software, an enterprise storage company, where she was VP of sales and channel. Previously, Ms. Brown was VP of
Lagos, Nigeria-based Leading Edge Consulting has joined IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) as its newest partner firm. “We’re pleased that we can offer our clients first class executive search services in one of the most important economies on the African continent,” said Patrick Westerburger, president of the board of IRC Global. “Besides giving us a stronger footprint in
Executive Search firm Hanold Associates has been selected by Outward Bound NY Schools to lead its search for a new chief human resources and administrative officer. The successful CHRO candidate, to be based in Queens, NY, will report to Outward Bound’s president, Richard Stopol, and serve as a member of the senior management team and support all senior
Korn Ferry has added Dustin Ogden in the firm’s global logistics, transportation and distribution practice. He will be based in Atlanta. Mr. Ogden brings an extensive executive search portfolio, with a strong emphasis on developing and managing talent searches in logistics, transportation, distribution and industrial services. He previously worked at Spencer Stuart for three years in the firm’s greater Atlanta office
Egon Zehnder has appointed Jessica Watson as a consultant in its life sciences and healthcare services practice group. Ms. Watson joins Egon Zehnder’s newly opened Washington, D.C. office, where she will also focus on serving clients in D.C.’s public and social sector. Ms. Watson brings a unique policy and government perspective to Zehnder, having previously launched the
Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has placed Dr. Hugh Mighty as the 18th dean and vice president of clinical affairs of Howard University College of Medicine. He will also serve as professor on the faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In his new role, Dr. Mighty will oversee the College of Medicine’s academic programs and provide oversight for the
According to a highly-anticipated Bersin by Deloitte research report just released, U.S. companies increased their average talent acquisition spend by seven percent in 2014, with healthcare organizations reporting the largest increase among industries. But a closer look at the study’s findings shows that executive recruiters are taking a significant hit along the way, claiming just 18 percent of typical
Boyden has elected Jörg Kasten, managing partner of Boyden Germany, to a two-year term as chairman. He succeeds Dr. Gerhard Raisig, who is a managing partner in Frankfurt. In addition, Finn Rants, managing partner of Boyden Denmark, was assigned to a first term as director. Kristen Smit, managing partner of Boyden France, and Brent Shervey, managing partner of Boyden Canada,
Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles has strengthened its healthcare and life sciences practice with the addition of Tim Dietlin to its Chicago office. Mr. Dietlin has extensive life sciences and professional services experience and has worked globally and across the R&D, medical and commercial functions. “Tim is an excellent addition to our practice and firm. His deep knowledge of the healthcare and life sciences
The New York office of Preston & Partners has placed Barry Litwin as chief executive officer of Adorama, Inc. Gary Preston and Elaine Erickson led the assignment. Adorama is a leading online destination for photography, imaging and consumer electronics. Mr. Litwin joins the company from Sears Holdings, Inc., where he was vice president and general manager of e-commerce.
New York-based executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has recruited Todd Harman as executive vice president of baseball/softball at Performance Sports Group Ltd. Mr. Harman brings more than 20 years of experience in the sporting goods industry and will lead all aspects of the company’s Easton Baseball/Softball business. He was most recently president of Cleveland Golf, USA and had held various
Anjali Bansal, a partner and co-leader of Spencer Stuart’s CEO and corporate board practice in Asia Pacific, has resigned her post after spending more than a decade with the firm. Ms. Bansal founded and led Spencer Stuart’s India practice, which now operates from Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Ms. Bansal is a noted expert in strategy and leadership consulting.
West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners has launched a new cyber security and government / defense recruitment practice with the additions of search consultants Stephen Spagnuolo and Phoebe Henderson. Finding cyber security leadership is one of the fastest growing segments of the talent acquisition business, according to Hunt Scanlon Media in its coming ‘State of the Industry’ forecast report. “The
ON Search Partners has added Leonard Vairo to its recently established Boston office as a partner. With 20 years of executive recruiting experience, Mr. Vairo’s practice focuses on the technology and business services industry across CEO, board of director and senior-level executive search assignments. He joins the firm from Russell Reynolds Associates where he was a partner for 10
Brentwood, TN-based The Human Capital Group, Inc. has placed Gary Langbo as president at Franke, overseeing the Kitchen Systems in North America. Mr. Langbo previously spent five years as vice president of retail, global commercial and consumer products at Underwriters Laboratories, in Northbrook, IL. Before that, he spent 15 years at Whirlpool Corporation where he served in various leadership
Sarasota-based executive recruiter Brooke Chase Associates has recruited Dave Gordon as president and chief executive officer of Wellborn Forest Products. Rick Mohrman led the assignment. Mr. Gordon will oversee all functions of the business, developing and implementing strategic plans for growth and operational improvement, leading and developing the senior management team and driving sales growth and profitability. With a background
Caldwell Partners has recruited Tom Kolditz as executive director of Doerr Center for Student Leadership at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The search was conducted by a team led by John Strackhouse, a partner who advises investors and executives at venture capital firms, private equity concerns, and growth-oriented public companies on succession planning, talent acquisition, leadership, and company building. Mr. Kolditz
RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm, has added Trish Shortell as managing director in its New York office. Her search experience spans the marketing services spectrum — from agencies to corporations — bringing a wealth of knowledge to the firm’s chief marketing officer (CMO) and chief financial officer (CFO) practices. “We are delighted to welcome Trish to our firm. Her
Egon Zehnder has been selected by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to find its new director. The firm was responsible for conducting the ABC’s last search for a managing director in 2006, when Mark Scott was appointed to role. According to reports, the new director will ultimately replace Mr. Scott whose second five year term expires in July 2016. The
Search firm O’Neill Consulting Group has acquired DMR Advisory, LLC. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. DMR Advisory provides executive search and organizational advisory services for the hotel, real estate, and hospitality technology industries. “We are delighted to welcome DMR to the O’Neill family as we continue our efforts to serve clients in new, innovative ways,” said Kevin O’Neill, founder
Executive recruiters Andersen Partnership has opened new digs in Dublin, making it the firm’s 11th office. Led by director Darragh Everard, the office intends to hire more than 30 consultants over the coming months, specializing in recruiting mid to senior management level roles. Commenting on the opening, Andersen Partnership’s CEO, Brian Schroder, commended the achievements of Mr. Everard