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Novare Executive Search Places CEO at Saab

Stockholm-headquartered Novare Executive Search has placed company insider Micael Johansson as the new president and CEO for Saab. Mr. Johansson, who will take up his position on Oct. 23, replaces Håkan Buskhe who resigned in August. After an extensive search, the company ended up selecting an internal candidate; Mr. Johansson has been deputy CEO and


Kirk Palmer Associates Launches HR Practice

Retail-focused executive search firm Kirk Palmer Associates has launched a dedicated human resources practice, which will be led by multi-industry HR-veteran Catherine Savoca. The new practice will draw on more than 30 years of firsthand people, operations and business development experience to help leading organizations identify senior HR professionals who understand the businesses they support and people as

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Furst Group Recruits Chief People Officer for BJC HealthCare 

With the coronavirus crisis upon us, chief people officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. As a recent article in The Economist put it, “They must keep employees healthy; maintain their morale;

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?


Development Guild DDI Recruits Chief Development Officer for Greenpeace

Executive recruitment firm Development Guild DDI, which focuses on the non-profit sector, has placed Tricia Hart as chief development officer for the environmental group Greenpeace. Managing director Sherry Ettleson led the assignment. Ms. Hart most recently served as national director of marketing and engagement at Amnesty International USA, where she expanded direct mail and digital giving programs


ZRG Partners Appoints Retail Practice Global Leader

ZRG Partners has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Brian Meany as managing partner and global head of its retail practice. He will be based in the firm’s New York City office. Mr. Meany has spent the past 25 years as managing director for Herbert Mines Associates, where he executed C-suite searches across the retail, fashion, wholesale


Unemployment Claims Surge as COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis Deepens

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis filed unemployment claims in historic numbers, with the Labor Department reporting Thursday a surge to 3.28 million, an increase of 3,001,000 from the previous week’s revised level. Consensus expectations were for 1.64 million claims. The previous record was 695,000 claims filed the week ended October 2, 1982. Initial jobless claims


Parker Executive Search Finds Next President for the University of Wyoming

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has assisted the University of Wyoming in the recruitment Edward Seidel as the school’s 28th president. The board of trustees announced last year that it would not be renewing the contract of Laurie Nichols, who was hired in 2016. Laura Wilder, the search firm’s president, is leading the assignment along with vice president of


Heidrick & Struggles Announces 45 Promotions

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the executive ladder within their respective firms. Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has promoted 23 partners and 22 principals in its search and consulting businesses globally. “Our newly promoted consultants have proven their ability to deliver exceptional client service, drive strong business growth


Isaacson, Miller Assists University of Maryland and Xavier University to Find New Leaders

Isaacson, Miller recently assisted in the placement of Darryll J. Pines as the 34th president of the University of Maryland. Meanwhile the search firm was also called in by Xavier University to find its next president. John Muckle, Gale Merseth and Vijay Saraswat led the search for Maryland while Jackie Mildner, Leslie McCarthy, and Jenna Sattar


New Heritage Capital Invests in DeWinter Group

Today, the private equity sector is the chief growth driver for executive search firms. PE firms are rapidly expanding their portfolio companies and along that pathway they need top talent more than ever before. In short, private equity firms are hungry for top level C-suite talent as their portfolio companies go through an explosive gritty


Lansdowne Executive Search Seeking Leader for Housing Alliance

Dublin, Ireland-based Lansdowne Executive Search has been enlisted to find the executive director for the Housing Alliance, a collaboration of six of Ireland’s largest approved housing bodies (AHBs). Partner Sean McDonagh is leading the assignment. Reporting to the Housing Alliance chair, the executive director will be expected to take a hands-on role in establishing the


Mastering the Online Interview has Just Taken on New Importance

Online interviews could be the new normal — not just because of the coronavirus crisis but because companies are realizing meaningful cost savings. That is leading to more broad acceptance of the practice. Carol Hartman of Hartman Group Consulting offers ways to master your next online interview. “Conducting interviews as a hiring manager or candidate from your


Diversified Search Recruits President and CEO for the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Following an extensive nationwide search, Diversified Search has placed Jim Gerlach as the new president and chief executive officer of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA) in Reading, PA. He replaces Randy Peers who resigned last July to pursue other interests. “Jim’s history of public service, high integrity and ability to work with a wide variety of constituencies


MitchelLake Expands in the U.S.

Sydney-headquartered executive search firm MitchelLake Group has expanded in the U.S. with the addition of Quang Pham as a senior associate. Based in Los Angeles, Mr. Pham will be responsible for helping the U.S. team to drive search execution and business growth over the next 12 months and beyond. “The U.S. executive search division has been


11 Key Strategies for Seeking a New Job During a Pandemic

In these unprecedented times, people are stressed, confused, worried, perplexed and in various stages of emotional overload while the daily influx of troubling news continues. If you are unemployed and looking for full-time employment, you are having the challenge of your business life right now. A new report by Russ Riendeau, senior partner and chief


UCLA Taps WittKieffer for Director of Intercollegiate Athletics 

Jeff Compher, Zach Smith and Kim Brettschneider of executive search firm WittKieffer are currently assisting the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in a national search for a new director of intercollegiate athletics. “UCLA seeks an experienced, creative, inspiring and entrepreneurial leader with unwavering integrity, a strong work ethic and a commitment to transparency and collaboration with the broadest range of campus stakeholders


Frederickson Partners Strengthens HR Recruiting Staff

Frederickson Partners, an executive search firm that recruits high impact human resources and people leaders for innovative, high-growth and transformational companies, has added recruiting veteran Katie Traines as an HR and people executive search partner to be based in Chicago. “We are beyond excited for Katie to join the Frederickson team,” said Brian Brinkley, chief growth officer of Frederickson Partners. “Katie


Women in Canada Lagging Male Counterparts in the C-Suite

In many respects the past few years have represented a tipping point for women – and the men who support them. The abrupt fall of high-profile individuals from the worlds of business, entertainment, politics and media, coupled with the rise of broad-based movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, seems to signal a profound shift in societal


Klein Hersh International Recruits CEO for Locana

Executive recruitment firm Klein Hersh International has placed James Burns as the new chief executive officer for San Diego, CA-based Locana Inc., a leading RNA-targeting gene therapy company. Dr. Burns had been serving as CEO for biotechnology company Casebia Therapeutics, where he led the team in discovering and developing new CRISPR/Cas9-based breakthrough therapeutics to treat


R. William Funk & Associates Called in by Central Washington University

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has been selected by Central Washington University’s board of trustees to lead in its search for a new president. James L. Gaudino, who has served in that role since 2009, announced in late February that he will step down from his post


AI Hiring Platform Mya Systems Raises $18.75 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an artificial intelligence component. Just recently, Mya Systems, a conversational AI platform for hiring teams, announced that it has secured $18.75 million in Series C funding. The funding was led by Notion Capital with participation from earlier investors, Emergence Capital and Foundation Capital as well


Raines International Opens Office in Chicago

New York-based Raines International has opened a new office in Chicago. Bryan Burg, who joined Raines as senior vice president in 2019 to expand the firm’s industrial practice, will oversee the new office. CEO Dan Smith said the firm is committed to expanding business both in the industrials sector as well as in the Midwest. “We have done


3 Qualities Private Equity Firms Seek When Picking Portfolio CEOs

Private equity firms conduct rigorous due diligence in assessing acquisition targets. Those with the best track records place high trust in their ability to size up a prospect’s financials, operations and market position. But many mid-sized PE firms are less successful in choosing the CEOs who run their portfolio companies. One study of PE firms,


The Onstott Group Recruits CEO for the Jumby Bay Island Company

The Onstott Group, a Wellesley, MA-based search firm, has placed Wayne Kafcsak as the new CEO of the Jumby Bay Island Company (JBIC), a privately-owned, 300 acre island retreat located 2.5 miles off the Northeastern coast of Antigua in the Caribbean. Managing director Pat Campbell led the assignment. “With a keen sense of adventure and love of


Sterling Martin Recruits CEO for American Pharmacists Association

Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruiting talent for associations and other non-profit organizations, has placed Scott J. Knoer as the new executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). He succeeds Thomas Menighan, who recently announced his retirement. He will take over on July 1. The assignment


Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Scientific Officer for CENTOGENE      

With the integration of technology into all facets of everyday life, the life sciences and healthcare industry is hardly alone in facing technology-related issues. These take on increased importance when they impact health, disease diagnosis, treatment and, ultimately, human longevity. Having the right leaders in place to sort through these complex challenges, say recruiters serving


Sheffield Haworth Partners with IT Specialist Nasstar

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has partnered with recruitment IT specialist Nasstar. Through the alliance, Nasstar will provide global support for Sheffield Haworth’s 11 international offices and is also working with the firm to enhance existing systems in order to support its growth ambitions. Nasstar will deliver 24/7 global support to the firm as

Caldwell Recruits CFO for the American Cancer Society

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, especially private equity-backed and healthcare outfits. Just recently, Rich Perkey and Gina Barge of Toronto-headquartered Caldwell recruited former Geller &

Wage Growth Expected to Slow in 2019

When it comes to compensation, this may well be a year that will make neither companies nor their workers very happy. Companies are expected to keep raising salaries this year — 5.1 percent, on average, according to the recently released Korn Ferry’s annual global salary report. But after accounting for inflation, real salary growth will

Caldwell Partners Forms Alliance with Executive Search Group International

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has formed an alliance with Executive Search Group International (ESGI). Based in Hong Kong, ESGI specializes in senior level appointments in Asia and the Middle East. The firm serves a range of industries, with particular emphasis on financial services, technology and real estate. ESGI has offices in

Glasford International Grows Presence in Philippines

Glasford International has added Q2 HR Solutions as a partner firm in the Philippines. Q2 HR Solutions comprises of five specialist human resources businesses. Q2 Executive Search is the group's flagship division provides executive search & selection services. The organization is led by Trixie Whyte and is headquartered in Manila. David Buchberger, chairman of Glasford

Atrium Expands Finance and Accounting Services

Atrium Staffing has announced the expansion of its finance and accounting direct hire services. Atrium is doubling the number of direct hire counselors to meet growing demands to fill numerous positions for qualified accounting and finance professionals among small and medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations. During the first half of 2011 alone, Atrium's finance and

Kenexa and SkillSoft Form Alliance

Kenexa Corporation, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, and SkillSoft, an SaaS provider of e-learning content, technology and services, have formed a strategic alliance to integrate and market Kenexa’s global talent management solutions with SkillSoft’s learning content and platform technology. This collaboration uses SkillSoft’s Open Learning Services Architecture (OLSA), which utilizes web

CDI Corp. Records Nine Percent Revenue Rise

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI), a provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted third quarter revenues of $272.5 million, a 9.3 percent gain from revenues of $249.4 million, a year ago. For the quarter ended September 30, 2011, the company reported a net income of $2.8 million or $0.15 per diluted share, compared with a gain of $1.7 million,

Coleman Lew Adds New Consultant

Executive search firm Coleman Lew & Associates has hired John Griffith as a consultant. Mr. Griffith joins Coleman Lew after serving as president of Presbyterian College for 14 years. Throughout his career, he has focused on board development, strategic planning, and resource development. He has also conducted national searches for key positions at the collegiate

Egon Zehnder Names Head of Financial Officers Practice

Global executive search firm Egon Zehnder International has named Arun Dhingra as leader of its financial officers practice. Mr. Dhingra joins Zehnder from the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative where he led that firm’s financial services practice. "Arun's knowledge of the financial officer needs of businesses in all sectors – be it general industry or financial services

Stanton Chase Grows Prague Office

Executive search firm Stanton Chase International has added Pavel Oplt as a new partner in its Prague office. Mr. Oplt will work primarily in the consumer products and services and industry practice groups. Previously, he served as managing director at Dileris a.s. (eD System Group). Stanton Chase has 71 offices in 45 countries, offering services

SuccessFactors to Deliver Global Business Execution Solution with NEC

SuccessFactors, Inc., a provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions, has announced a strategic reseller partnership with NEC, a global leading IT service provider that represents one of the largest SaaS reseller deals in Japan. As part of the relationship, NEC will resell SuccessFactors' Business Execution (BizX) software through NEC global cloud-based global

Workday Closes $85 Million in Funding

Workday, Inc., a leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll and financial management, has secured $85 million in Series F financing. The round was led by new investors, including T. Rowe Price, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Janus Capital Group Inc., and Bezos Expeditions, the personal investment company of Amazon.com founder and CEO,

Coleman Lew Adds New Consultant

Executive search firm Coleman Lew & Associates has hired Shana Plott as a consultant. Ms. Plott has spent almost 20 years in the non-profit sector, serving in various director level roles in development, marketing and communications. She previously served as a development director at KinderMourn. Earlier in her career, she was with Heidrick & Struggles.

TalentFusion Grows Staff

TalentFusion, a provider of recruitment process outsourcing services, has named Mark Petruzzi as senior vice president of business development. Mr. Petruzzi brings over 20 years of executive level sales and marketing experience, including senior business development and management positions with Deloitte and Oracle. “With recent announcements of ADP acquiring The RightThing and more consolidation sure

Workstream Introduces New TalentCenter Product

Workstream Inc., a provider of on-demand compensation, performance and talent management software, has introduced its new TalentCenter product offering to give employers a simple to use Pay-For-Performance solution. The new solution is available online and is designed to have a high degree of user-acceptance. John Long, Workstream CEO, said: “This version of TalentCenter supports all

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 13 Percent Gain

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted net revenue of $142.2 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011, an increase of 12.8 percent from $126.1 million a year ago. Year over year, net revenue increased 15.4 percent in the Americas and 35 percent in Europe (approximately 25 percent on a

Greenwich Harbor Partners Places COO at Ideeli

Greenwich Harbor Partners has placed Robert Wuesthoff as chief operating officer of ideeli. Mr. Wuesthoff was previously executive vice president and COO of Global eCommerce Services at GSI Commerce, Inc. Launched in June 2007, ideeli is one of the fastest growing retailers in the U.S. Greenwich Harbor Partners is a boutique specializing in senior level

JobVite and Worday Partner

Jobvite, a provider of next-generation recruitment solutions, has partnered with Workday, Inc., a leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll and financial management. Jobvite will integrate its social recruiting and applicant tracking innovations with Workday Human Capital Management (HCM). The Jobvite integration with Workday will lower cost and implementation time for connecting

Boyden Adds to Toronto Office

Boyden has added Janice Detta Colli as managing director in its Toronto office. Ms. Detta Colli will play a key role in developing and linking Boyden’s Canadian presence for board, c-level and senior executive searches in the financial and banking sectors. Ms. Detta Colli’s career includes more than 15 years in executive search and management

Career System International Appoints Co-CEO

Career Systems International (CSi) has named C. Patrick Smith as co-chief executive officer. Mr. Smith will join company founder, Dr. Beverly Kaye, in leading the company. “We are pleased to announce this important change to our management team and ownership structure,” said Dr. Kaye. “Pat has a proven track record of accelerating and sustaining growth

Hays India Names Country Head

Global recruitment company Hays plc has appointed Gaurav Seth as the country head of India. He will be responsible for spearheading the Indian operations and building a strong base in India. Mr. Seth has a track record spanning over 25 years as a business leader with global multinationals like ANZ Grindlays Bank, Genpact and Standard

Nosal Partners Recruits CEO for Wenger

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has placed Chris Simpson as president and chief executive officer at Wenger Corporation. Mr. Simpson was previously senior vice president of marketing and sales at Pella Corporation. The search was conducted by David Nosal, chairman and chief executive officer, and Terri Naughtin, managing partner, at Nosal Partners. Headquartered in San

Diversified Search Expands Healthcare Practice

Diversified Search has added Bart Penfold to the firm's San Francisco office as a managing director in its healthcare practice. Mr. Penfold was previously a managing director at DHR International in San Francisco, where he led the execution of senior level assignments in the healthcare, technology, banking, financial services and private equity sectors. "Bart's experience

WilsonHCG Announces Spin-Off of Executive Search Firm

WilsonHCG, a global leader in human capital solutions, has announced the spin-off of its executive search division. The new firm, Webber Kerr Associates, will continue to serve existing clients, while also focusing on growth in the following sectors: technology, healthcare, consumer, industrial, private equity, financial and professional services. Adam Lloyd, president of Webber Kerr, said:

Russell Reynolds Associates Adds to Technology Recruiting Practice

Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has named Travis Parsons as executive director in the firm's technology practice. Mr. Parsons will be based in Menlo Park. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds, Mr. Parsons spent four years with Sezmi Corporation as vice president of corporate development. "With his broad technology experience, Travis will

ManpowerGroup Posts 16 Percent Revenue Gain

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN) has posted revenues of $5.8 billion for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011, an increase of 16 percent from a year earlier. The Milwaukee-based company recorded net earnings of $79.6 million, or 97 cents per share, from $51.3 million, or 62 cents per share, a year earlier. ManpowerGroup chairman and CEO Jeffrey A.

JDG Associates Completes Search for APCO International

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has placed Derek Poarch as executive director of APCO International. Most recently, Mr. Poarch was the first chief of the public safety and homeland security bureau at the Federal Communications Commission. APCO International is the world's largest organization of public safety communications professionals. JDG Associates, founded by Joseph DeGioia,

Cook Associates Appoints Managing Director

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has named Harry Wilson as a managing director. Based in Charlotte, Mr. Wilson will support Cook’s financial services & insurance practice, working closely with practice managing director Kevin Parker. In particular, he will focus his search practice on the consumer and commercial banking and wealth management sectors, and on the

CTPartners Adds Vice Chair and Global Head of Insurance

CTPartners has added Laurie O'Shea as vice chairman and global head of the firm’s insurance practice. Ms. O'Shea will oversee the activities of global professionals dedicated to serving the insurance industry at large. She will also be a member of the board & CEO practice, and within the financial services practice she will align herself

Legal Recruiters Launch Hewetson Shah

Recruitment professionals Guy Hewetson and Anil Shah have launched a new specialist legal search and recruitment consultancy Hewetson Shah. The new firm will offer a highly personal and professional approach to both the bar and law firms based on the 35 years combined experience of the two founding partners in the legal sector. In addition

Key Recruit Places CEO at Presymtec Medical

Key Recruit, Inc. has placed Frederick Dechow as chief executive officer of Presymtec Medical (Predictive Inc.) Mr. Dechow joins the company from MediQuest Therapeutics where he was the president and CEO. Presymtec Medical is a newly formed Pennsylvania corporation engaged in the research, design, development and marketing of Presymtec early-detection technologies. Key Recruit, Inc. is

Secretary of Labor Announces Partnership to Connect Unemployed with Jobs

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has announced a partnership that leverages the combined audience and expertise of officials from the U.S. Department of Labor, Facebook, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, DirectEmployers Association and the National Association of Colleges and Employers to provide employment resources to job seekers through the use of social

Odgers Berndtson Expands Financial Services Practice

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has added Glenn Stevens and Rachel Schultz in New York as partners in the financial services practice. Mr. Stevens will focus on client assignments within investment banking, alternative investments, asset management, and capital markets; he will provide similar services for clients within the firm's sports practice. Mr. Stevens was previously

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