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The Christopher Group Assists in the Recruitment of Chief People Officer for ITS Logistics

The Christopher Group, a boutique HR executive search and business solutions firm, recently assisted in the recruitment of Jim Hazboun as the new chief people officer of ITS Logistics, a premier third-party logistics company. Managing director Nat Schiffer and recruiting director Jim May led the assignment. “I frequently tell our team that every search is unique, and


Reffett Associates Places Senior Advisor to Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability

Following a nationwide search, Seattle, WA-based Reffett Associates has helped to place Howard Meyer as the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) liaison and senior advisor to the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability (AFWIC).  The search was led by Eric Reffett, managing director; Thomas Young, director of operations; and Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office.

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Egon Zehnder Recruits CFO for American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. 

Egon Zehnder has placed Axel André as the new chief financial officer of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. (AEL). “I am delighted to welcome Axel to be a part of our executive leadership team. I believe he brings the right combination of intellect, curiosity and proven leadership experiences, to serve as our next CFO as AEL transforms

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Arts Consulting Group Assists Bennington Museum in Finding New Leader

Following an international search, Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group has assisted in the recruitment of Martin Mahoney as CEO of the Bennington Museum in Vermont. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, senior vice president, led the assignment. “Congratulations to Bennington Museum, as well as its board and staff, on the appointment of Martin Mahoney as its new executive director,” said


Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Recruits First Woman and Black CEO for United Way Worldwide 

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners has placed Angela Williams as chief executive officer of United Way Worldwide. She is the first woman and the first African American person in the organization’s 135-year history to lead United Way Worldwide. Alison Ranney, who heads the search firm’s Chicago office, led the assignment along with CEO Dale Jones. “Angela is an


Daversa Partners Appoints Managing Director

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, named Lindsay Angelillo to the firm’s managing directorship, bringing her expertise in the engineering and product functions to the Daversa leadership team. “Lindsay is one of those very special leaders in our firm that compels people to take risks, defy adversity and move the


Coulter Partners Assists Civetta Therapeutics with CEO Search

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 recruiters to ply their trade. Recently, life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners  joined with Civetta Therapeutics in the recruitment of Christopher D. Roberts


MediaLink Expands Executive Search & Talent Development Practice

Strategic advisory firm MediaLink, an Ascential company, has named firm veteran Karl Spangenberg as its new executive vice president of executive search in the U.S. along with two executive search directors in the U.K. Mr. Spangenberg had been EVP for the firm’s client service and growth practice. The move follows a series of new hires


Jobless Claims Edge Down as Recovery Continues and Americans Get Back to Work

The Labor Department reported that 351,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. The previous week’s level was revised up by 3,000 from 332,000 to 335,000. The four-week moving average was 335,750, a decrease of 750 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 750 from 335,750


Odgers Berndtson Appoints Head of People Analytics and Talent Insights

Historically, recruiting has been largely dependent upon the instincts of the employer. Whether he or she felt a particular candidate was fit for a given position was based primarily on the resume, indicating the candidate’s previous experience, qualifications, and job history. Today, it is widely accepted that organizations that base decisions on data consistently outperform

TurnkeyZRG Assists WME Sports in Securing New Leader

TurnkeyZRG recently assisted WME Sports in the recruitment of former Texas Rangers executive Joe Januszewski as senior vice president and leader its global property solutions business, which delivers naming rights deals, premium hospitality offerings and suite sales for global sports teams, leagues and organizations. Endeavor Group Holdings (also known as Endeavor Content for films and formerly known as William


LHH Knightsbridge Chosen by Bennett Village to Find New Leader

Toronto-based LHH Knightsbridge has been enlisted to find an executive director for Bennett Village, a senior living and long-term care facility in Georgetown, ON. Leading the assignment are recruitment consultant Matt Dyck and partner Laura Machan. “Bennett Village is on the edge of the next step in its evolution,” said LHH Knightsbridge. “The site has


Lincoln Leadership Launches  

Andrew C. Wheeler, a veteran executive search consultant with more than 20 years of experience, has launched Lincoln Leadership, a Philadelphia-based boutique search firm rooted in the idea of “advancing mobility”—be it, educational, health, generational, structural, or financial—for organizations and people. “We’re looking to transcend the simple idea of DEI,” Mr. Wheeler said, “to create


Rosin Executive Search Joins Amrop

Toronto-based Rosin Executive Search has joined global recruiting organization Amrop as its newest member firm. “We are honored to welcome Jeff Rosin and his team of search professionals, marking Amrop’s strong expansion across the North American market, which already includes our strategic partnership with JM Search in the U.S.,” said Annika Farin, chair of the global Amrop


E.A. Hughes & Co. Places CHRO at JCPenney

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer, and respond to ambiguity, according to search consultants. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in


Is the Chief Commercial Officer the New Star of Retail Financial Services?

The world of retail financial services is changing constantly, according to recruiters focused on the sector. Thanks to the ever-evolving regulatory environment, digital banking becoming native, and the rise of challenger banks and disruptors in the credit and payment space, the range of skills needed in the C-suite are broader than ever. Not to mention


Greenwood / Asher & Associates Selected by Auburn University to Lead President Search

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has been chosen by Auburn University to lead the search for its 21st president. In June, president Jay Gogue announced that he was planning to retire soon and that the board should start looking for someone to fill his role. “I think it’s important for you guys


Caliber Associates Recruits General Counsel for INOVIO Pharmaceuticals

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Robert Crotty as the new executive vice president and general counsel of INOVIO Pharmaceuticals. Steve Hochberg, CEO and founder of Caliber Associates, led the assignment. “Rob brings significant industry experience leading the legal function of several successful biotech companies,” said Mr. Hochberg. Mr. Crotty joins INOVIO from Nabriva Therapeutics,


Kingsley Gate Partners Appoints Global Industrial Practice Leader

Kingsley Gate Partners recently named Arnaud Despierre as senior partner Asia-Pacific and global industrial practice leader. He is based in Singapore. “We are pleased to welcome Arnaud to the Kingsley Gate Partners team,” said the members of the office of the CEO. “Arnaud’s extensive experience in conducting cross-border projects in Asia, where he has been based for


Integrating Human Capital Solutions in Private Equity That Deliver Value 

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Daversa Partners Names Boston Office Leader

Executive search firm Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has named Joe Suliman as managing director and leader of its Boston practice. “The firm is excited to continue to build world-class leadership teams for high growth technology companies in the Boston and Greater Boston markets, and there is no one better suited to


Saint Xavier University Selects Academic Search for Chief Diversity Officer Search  

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been chosen to find the inaugural chief diversity officer for Saint Xavier University (SXU) in Chicago. Leading the assignment are senior consultant Carlos Medina and consultant Andrea Cowsert. “Saint Xavier University seeks in its inaugural chief diversity officer a courageous, collaborative, strategic and inspiring leader who has a track record


Watermark Search to Find Next CEO for National Disability Services

Nowhere are leaders and talent more deeply passionate about what they do than in the mission-driven sector. Non-profit, philanthropy and social enterprises are evolving at a rapid pace. According to recruiters, leaders are challenged with doing more with less as they navigate increasing demand. National Disability Services (NDS) recently chose Australian-based recruiters Watermark Search International to


Odgers Berndtson APAC Names Head of Sport & Entertainment Practice

Odgers Berndtson has named Troy de Haas as partner and head of its sports and entertainment practice for Asia-Pacific. “Troy joins us just as the Asia-Pacific region is gathering rapid momentum in hosting more and more major global events,” said Mark Braithwaite, managing director at Odgers Berndtson APAC. “As a firm, we have been operating globally in


Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Recruits First Female Director for Detroit Zoo 

Koya Partners, part of the Diversified Search Group, has placed Hayley Murphy as the first woman to lead the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS). She is succeeding a chief executive officer, Ron Kagan, who is retiring after 28 years of service. Alison Ranney, managing partner and partner in charge, Chicago, and Kara Teising, managing director, co-led the CEO search team for Koya


Can Leadership Be Sustainable?

As the world gradually starts to lift the restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19, many are questioning the capitalist business models that have been used to build our current society, according to new report from EMA Partners’ Rui Guedes de Quinhones. “We live in a historic moment in which business leaders can choose to


McCormack+Kristel Recruits Executive Director for Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

LGBTQ-focused executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has placed Joy Chia as the new executive director of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice in New York City. The charitable foundation supports grantee partners in the U.S and internationally who challenge oppression and seed change. Interim executive director Sandy Nathan has been leading the non-profit organization since 2019. Ms.


RH Perry & Associates Assists Erie County Community College in President Search

Asheville, NC-based RH Perry & Associates has assisted the Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania in recruiting Chris Gray as its first president. “The board of trustees, after an extensive national search, is proud to appoint Christopher Gray as the founding president of the Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania,” said Ronald Dinicola, chairman of the

How to Attract More Diverse Candidates to Cannabis Companies

The continuing growth of the cannabis industry has brought with it more scrutiny regarding its operations. According to a newly released report by Y Scouts, this is not a negative point at all. “That’s because the more thought put into the standards and ethics of a business, the better it will thrive for all involved, in

Top Executive Habits to Help Get Ahead

Ask any leader about their experience in management and they’ll likely tell you it’s tough at the top, according to a new report by Carmichael Fisher. “Whether it’s mid-management or senior executive-level, being responsible for the success of a team isn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination,” said CEO Justin Hobday, the report’s author.

NorthWind Partners Recruits Chief Growth Officer for Akima

Reston, VA-headquartered executive search firm NorthWind Partners has assisted in the placement of Jean-Francois Blanc as chief growth officer of Akima. He will be charged with leading the company’s corporate development efforts, growing revenue, and expanding market share. Partner Hunter Murray led the assignment. “Jean-Francois is a hands-on leader with experience winning large contracts in both the Department

Noetic Search Assists After School Matters in Finding New CFO

Noetic Search has assisted After School Matters (ASM) in the recruitment of Michael Bradley as its new CFO. Noetic Search was seeking a proven financial and operational strategist who has a successful track record of fiscal integrity and strong management skills. Mr. Bradley checked all the boxes. Previously, he was chief financial officer of ACERO

IMSA Expands Board to Strengthen Presence in North America and Latin America

Executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners has elected Mitchell Berger to its board of directors. He has also been appointed regional director for North America and Latin America. In his new role, Mr. Berger will concentrate on further building IMSA Search’s presence in these regions. “Mitch’s deep knowledge of executive search and his enthusiasm for IMSA

Veteran Recruiter Launches Better Than Found

Veteran search consultant Ben Talbert has launched a new industrial search firm, Better Than Found (BTF), based in Greenville, SC. Specializing in professional and executive recruitment across manufacturing, engineering, and construction, BTF provides nationwide recruitment for companies in the Upstate of South Carolina and throughout the Southeast. BTF is a full-service industrial consultant and talent

Top Executive Jobs in High Demand for 2021

ON Partners’ annual list of the top executive jobs that are expected to be in demand in the coming year takes on a new twist for 2021. With COVID-19 having upended the business landscape, the search firm surveyed its consultants about the positions that will be critical to helping organizations survive and thrive as the nation

True Search Assists Naked Wines with CFO Search

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has assisted in the placement of Shawn Tabak as the new chief financial officer of wine subscription business Naked Wines in Napa, CA. He replaces James Crawford, who is moving to head the U.K. business as managing director. Rhoda Longhenry, Christina Trinh Nguyen, Sean Pacheco and Alan Cork led

The Ropella Group Assists Itaconix in Finding Chief Commercial Officer

The Ropella Group, an executive search firm specializing in the chemical, consumer products and technology industries, has assisted Itaconix Corp. in the recruitment of Monna Manning as vice president of marketing and sales and chief commercial officer. “I am excited to have Monna join our executive team,” said John R. Shaw, CEO of Itaconix. “Her

The Bowdoin Group Secures Chief Medical Officer for X4 Pharmaceuticals 

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new chief medical officers. In the era of COVID-19 this is likely to be another burgeoning area for executive search firms. The Bowdoin Group recently placed Diego Cadavid as the new chief medical officer of X4 Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Cadavid will

Korn Ferry Appoints Vice Chairman for CEO and Board Practice

Korn Ferry recently appointed Michael Morcos as vice chairman of the firm’s CEO and board practice in EMEA. He will be based between the firm’s Dubai and London offices. “Michael is a widely respected leader with vast executive search and consulting experience spanning multiple industries,” said Pascal Gibert, co-president, EMEA, Korn Ferry. “He brings strong

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 10 Recruiting Stories of 2020

What a crazy year for executive recruiters! Search consultants were busy but conducting their search work in novel new ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like we do every year, Hunt Scanlon Media took on the challenge of selecting the top 10 stories that shaped the recruiting landscape. Our editorial and social media teams now

Caldwell Acquires IQTalent Partners

Caldwell has signed an agreement to acquire IQTalent Partners. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “For 50 years, Caldwell has been connecting clients with transformational talent. With this merger, we are setting our sights on transforming the world of talent,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “IQTalent Partners’ unique service model and innovative

Herbert Mines Associates Recruits CEO for The Container Store

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates recently partnered with The Container Store Group in the recruitment of experienced retail executive Satish Malhotra as the company’s new president and CEO. He will succeed Melissa Reiff on Feb. 1. The search, led by managing directors Adelle Kirk and Kristin Dennehy, entailed a comprehensive

Frederickson Partners Appoints Leader for Southeast Region

Frederickson Partners has expanded its geographic coverage and focus on the Southeast U.S. and Latin America. The firm has named partner Beth Ann Namey as executive search lead for the Southeast. In the new role, she will open the firm’s Nashville, TN office to serve as the Southeast regional hub for Frederickson Partners and to lead

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 10 Stories on the Global Pandemic and its Impact on Recruiting

For an industry that is all too familiar with the reality of economic downturns, confronting the COVID-19 pandemic has been unlike any other crisis in memory. Executive recruiting leaders say they have no idea this time around how extensive or long lasting the damage will be, never mind when business will return to normal. A

DRi Tapped by The Jed Foundation to Find Chief Medical Officer

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new chief medical officers. In the era of COVID-19 we can expect this to be another burgeoning area for executive search firms. Arlington, VA-based executive search firm Development Resources inc. (DRi) has been retained by The Jed Foundation (JED) to lead its search

Collegiate Sports Associates Leading Athletic Director Search for Boise State University

Collegiate Sports Associates has been called in by Boise State University to assist in finding its next director of athletics. Curt Apsey recently stepped down from the role he has held since 2015 to transition to a job in university-level fundraising. “I am excited that our search will include Collegiate Sports Associates,” said Marlene Tromp, president of

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 10 Search Assignments for 2020

In 2020 the pandemic resulted in one of the most challenging years on record for executive search firms. But the need for talent continued unimpeded for most companies across dozens of disciplines. Despite fears that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) would get pushed to the backburner by the demands of the COVID-19 crisis, recruitment in

DHR Seeking Chief Diversity Officer for Central Michigan University

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has been chosen to help find a vice president/ chief diversity officer for Central Michigan University (CMU) in Mount Pleasant, in the state’s Great Lakes Bay region. The vice president and chief diversity officer is charged with leading the institutional efforts to create opportunities and implement strategies to define, promote and evaluate

FaithSearch Partners Names Leader of its Mission Enterprise Service Line

Executive search firm FaithSearch Partners (FSP) has named Bryan Fowler as the leader of its mission enterprise service line (including non-profit and private for-profit). Mr. Fowler, who has 25 years of experience in business formation, growth and leadership development, takes the reins from Greg Barnes, who launched the division in 2018 following the firm’s merger with Halftime Talent

What Leadership Looked Like in 2020

Will we need more than just “tough people” to emerge from these tough times? Adam Pekarsky, founding partner of Pekarsky & Co., was recently struck by a Harvard Business Review study on the future of leadership and how we are developing leaders. “Here we are launching all of these ambitious initiatives, initiatives which, at the end the day,

Greenwood / Asher & Associates Recruits 12th President for Western Illinois University 

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has placed the new president of Western Illinois University (WIU) in Macomb, IL. Guiyou Huang, president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, will begin his new role on Jan. 1. Betty Asher, partner and vice president, and Alex Matthews, senior executive search consultant, led the assignment. “We

H C Smith Assists The Wallace Foundation in CHRO Search

Beachwood, OH-based executive search firm H C Smith has assisted in the placement of Melkeya McDuffie as chief human resources officer (CHRO) of The Wallace Foundation. She will succeed Sharon Clark, who will retire at the end of 2020. Herbert C. Smith, founder and president of the firm, led the assignment along with Rebecca R. Smith, principal.

Odgers Interim Expands in the U.S.

Odgers Berndtson has added former HR executives Glen Johnson and Lori Rubin to Odgers Interim in the U.S. as partners. They will both be based in the firm’s Atlanta office. “We are delighted to welcome two extraordinary human resources and recruiting professionals to the Odgers Interim team in the U.S. Lori and Glen’s combined experience recruiting senior executives for both internal and

Herbert Mines Associates Appoints Managing Director

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. Just recently, New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates promoted Caitlin Kenefick to managing director. “We are excited to announce that Caitlin Kenefick has been promoted to managing director,” said chairman and CEO Hal Reiter. “With over 10 years of

Caldwell Unveils Benchmarking Data Behind the CISO Role

In an environment where chief information security officers are increasingly part of the C-suite, and are viewed as business risk executives, time is scarce, and accurate, real-time aggregated benchmarking data is difficult to find, according to a new report by cybersecurity practice leaders at Caldwell and security research firm IANS Research. The CISO study focuses

Americans Continue to File for Unemployment as New COVID-19 Lockdowns Occur

The Labor Department reported this morning that 885,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week as the new waved of COVID-19 lockdowns takes effect. The average estimate of economists polled by FactSet had anticipated initial claims falling to 790,000 and seeing 5.7 million continuing claims. This was the highest weekly total since

Caliber Associates Recruits Chief Scientific Officer for GentiBio

Growing pressure to rapidly advance scientific discovery and expand market share in the face of COVID-19 is making the hunt for top talent more fierce than ever before. Recently, Caliber Associates placed Thomas Wickham as chief scientific officer of GentiBio, an emerging biotherapeutics company. The assignment was led by Steven P. Hochberg, the search firm’s

Reffett Associates Assists Air Force Research Laboratory in Filling CMTO Post

Executive recruiting firm Reffett Associates has assisted the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in placing Yadunath Zambre as chief microelectronics technology officer (CMTO). The nationwide search was led by Eric Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, with assistance from managing director Marshall Reffett in the firm’s Seattle location. Dr. Zambre previously led the new

Horton International UK Expands Global Healthcare Recruiting Practice

Horton International UK has expanded with the addition of Emma Whittle as partner in its global healthcare practice. “I feel privileged to be in a position to help access talent that enables these sectors to cope with the scale and growth that will lead to society being able to return to some future sense of normality,” said

Sci.bio Recruiting: Winning the War for Biopharma Talent

One of the hallmarks of companies that are thriving in these challenging days of not only a pandemic but rapidly shifting talent needs is the ability to meet change with speed and agility. That’s why on-demand services and interim staffing are emerging as forces to be reckoned with in the “new normal” that is taking

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