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EFL Associates Tapped by Ottawa University to Find New Leader

Executive search firm EFL Associates has been selected to find the next president and CEO for Ottawa University (OU), a private Baptist university based in Ottawa, KS. Steve Waldron, the recruitment firm’s managing director—legal practice and higher education practice, is leading the assignment. “We have been most fortunate to benefit from Kevin Eichner’s leadership over these past


Signium Expands in Munich 

Even in the face of a global pandemic, executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters, and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Recently, executive search consortium Signium strengthened

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SearchWide Global Assists Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky in CEO Search 

Retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global recently assisted in the placement of Brad Niva as the new president and CEO of non-profit Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky in Montana. Search firm vice president Nicole Newman led the assignment. Mr. Niva brings an extensive background in the outdoor and tourism industry. Most recently, he served as the

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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?


HC Smith Recruits Executive Director for Las Vegas Philharmonic 

Following a nationwide executive search, Beachwood, OH-based executive search firm HC Smith has assisted in the placement of Anne Berquist as the new executive director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. “I am thrilled and honored to be the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s executive director,” Ms. Berquist told Broadway World. “The Philharmonic has a long and prestigious history, and there are countless


Jensen Partners Launches New Platform to Address Diversity Hiring

Today, New York City-based Jensen Partners, a woman-owned executive search and corporate advisory firm for the alternative investment management industry, will launch DiversityMetrics, a software platform to combine self-reported diversity data and human capital management technology specifically designed for asset managers seeking to quantify, measure, report and improve workforce diversity and inclusion – both within their


Caldwell Places Chief Revenue Officer at Rasa Technologies 

Top-drawer chief revenue officers are commonly found at start-ups and smaller businesses and tend to the bottom line while the rest of the C-level team expands key partnerships, seeks growth opportunities, or sources funding. That is changing. Larger businesses now view the CRO post as an essential, long-term role. In one recent search, Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing


Russell Reynolds Associates Seeking CFO for Rail Safety and Standards Board 

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), an independent British non-profit company which supports its members to deliver a better, safer railway through its research, standards, and analysis, has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to lead its search for a chief financial officer. RSSB’s new CFO, who will be based in London, will report to the


KEES Recruits Executive Director for The Acorn Theater

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm, KEES, has recruited Beth Kaskel as the new executive director of The Acorn Theater (The Acorn) in Three Oaks, MI. Sandra Thompson, who has held The Acorn’s executive director role for the last five years announced in November that she would be shifting from administration, fundraising and general management to focus specifically on artistic


AMS Expands into Russia

Global provider of talent outsourcing and advisory services, AMS, has continued its global expansion opening a dedicated Russian entity. This latest move follows an increase in demand for talent solutions in the country across multiple industries, including pharmaceutical, life sciences and fast-moving consumer goods. “Located in Moscow and with a dedicated team with the knowledge, experience


For Cannabis Companies, Aligning C-Suite Leadership is Job One

Cannabis companies face unique challenges as they move through various business stages. Many founders began as growers without extensive business experience and as they move through the business lifecycle into a second-stage start-up, they might realize they need to scale their leadership team, bringing on people who complement their own strengths and weaknesses for a


Hanold Associates Taps CHRO for Millennium Trust Company

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive has placed Karyn DeFalco as chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Millennium Trust Company (MTC), a leading fintech company providing retirement and investment solutions. Partners Sandra Peña, Sonia Nagra and Adam Watson led the assignment. Ms. DeFalco’s appointment follows John Samaan’s decision to step down as CHRO to pursue another


Frederickson Partners Recruits Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Leader for Western Digital

Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners recently placed Lise Edwards as senior director of equity, inclusion and diversity at data-centric solutions company Western Digital. “We’re very excited to have Lise join Western Digital in this important role,” said Lori Sundberg, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Western Digital. “She brings years of experience in


accelHRate Partners with the National Association of Corporate Directors

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 board members, has enlisted search firm accelHRate to help grow its board director search practice. NACD Board Search will leverage the membership (including NACD certified directors), partners, and ecosystem of NACD to expertly match qualified candidates to available board


NPAworldwide Adds New Member Firms

As we emerge from a global pandemic, executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters, and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide recently added The


Settling Into a New Normal and What That Means for Jobs Recovery

The Labor Department reported that 412,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 360,000 new jobless claims. The previous week’s level was revised down by 1,000 from 376,000 to 375,000. The 4-week moving average was 395,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the previous week’s revised average. This is


4 Lessons on Leading Through a Crisis

Having worked through a global pandemic that affected every business, some leaders are emerging from this crucible more agile, energized and better prepared to guide their organizations through recovery and beyond. In a recent report, ChampionScott Partners showcased four such leaders and the opportunities they saw in adversity to make their companies stronger, more resilient


Furst Group Places Chief Growth Officer for Paradigm

Executive recruitment firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, has placed Tom Mafale in the newly created role of chief growth officer at Paradigm, an  industry leader in solving catastrophic and complex healthcare challenges. Paradigm created the chief growth officer position to focus on delivering new and existing products and services to a wider range of


The Bedford Consulting Group Recruits CEO for AceAge  

Toronto-based executive search and talent management solutions provider Bedford Consulting Group has helped to place John Simmons, former general manager of Abbot Diagnostics, as the new chief executive officer of AceAge Inc. “John is a proven leader with a track record of delivering outstanding results in senior roles with an extensive background in medical devices,” stated


ClearPath Solutions Introduces Franchise Match Division

ClearPath Solutions, an Irvine, CA-based executive search firm focused on the restaurant and retail industry, has launched ClearPath Franchise Match. “A firm dedicated to serving the franchise industry, ClearPath Franchise Match connects high-growth brands with well-capitalized, proven and operationally savvy franchisees,” the search firm said. ClearPath Solutions partners with founders, brands, family offices and private


Penn State Hires Spencer Stuart to Assist in Search for Next President 

As part of a phased approach, the board of trustees of Pennsylvania State University has gathered an array of critical characteristics that the university community wants in the successor to president Eric J. Barron, who is retiring next year. The school has called in Spencer Stuart to assist in the search for a new leader.

Diversified Search Group Names Vice Chair and Leader of Global Corporate Practice Group

Diversified Search Group has appointed Aileen K. Alexander to the newly created position as vice chair and leader of the firm’s global corporate practice group. “Aileen Alexander is an innovator,” said founder and chair Judith M. von Seldeneck. “Her exceptional experience and industry insights will contribute significantly not only to our rapidly growing firm, but also


Caldwell Recruits Senior Partner for Apollo Global Management

Caldwell recently assisted Apollo Global Management in the recruitment of Craig Farr as a senior partner to lead capital solutions activities for the firm. Paul Heller, managing partner of Caldwell’s global financial services practice, led the assignment along with consultant Cristina Toohey. In this newly created position, Mr. Farr will spearhead Apollo’s centralized origination, structuring and distribution platform, reporting


Rosin Executive Search Assists TMX Group in the Recruitment of New CFO

Rosin Executive Search recently assisted TMX Group in Toronto in the recruitment of financial services industry David Arnold as its new CFO. “We are excited to add a dynamic and experienced financial professional with an impressive track record of execution to TMX Group’s senior leadership team, as we work to advance our global growth strategy


Signium Names Co-Leaders of Global Technology Practice

Executive search consortium Signium appointed Stéphanie Engels and Alexander de Freitas as new co-leaders of the global technology practice. Based in Zurich, Ms. Engels has developed new business models and coached intrapreneurs as well as partner start-ups. As a partner at Signium, she is experienced in defining new business models with different types of partners (big companies, SMEs and start-ups)


U.S. Employers Report Strongest Hiring Outlook In 21 Years 

Employers in 32 percent of U.S. businesses surveyed expect an increase in payrolls during the next three months, while three percent expect to trim payrolls and 63 percent anticipate no change, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released by ManpowerGroup. “Employers are ready to bring their workers back as restrictions lift and America gets ready to work,”


HARTZ Search Recruits Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity Officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has assisted in the placement of Michael Moxley as vice president/chief diversity, inclusion and health equity officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) in Charleston, SC. RSFH, a joint venture between Bon Secours Mercy Health and the Medical Society of South Carolina, is a four-hospital integrated health system with over 671-licensed beds and


JM Search Recruits CMO for TrueLearn

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging — and much more influential. JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, recently assisted in


Academic Search Assists North Park University in the Recruitment of Provost

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has helped to place Michael S. Carr as the new provost and chief academic officer for North Park University, a Christian university in Chicago. Andrea Warren Hamos and Mahauganee D. Shaw led the assignment. Dr. Carr will join the president’s cabinet, beginning July 1. He succeeds Craig Johnson, who held the role

Companies Planning Big Comeback Post-Pandemic Crisis

As the global, interconnected business community confronts unprecedented challenges manifested by the COVID-19 pandemic, the interdependence of the world’s economies has never been more obvious or so uniformly tested. “In the face of our collective battle to endure and overcome, there will rise up great strength of resolve, new innovations, and a shared effort to

Morgan Samuels Finds President for All Aboard Florida

Morgan Samuels, an L.A.-based human capital consulting firm, has placed Donald Robinson as president and chief operating officer of All Aboard Florida. Mr. Robinson has over 35 years of experience in hospitality and recreation projects. He had most recently been the president of Baha Mar Resorts in the Bahamas since 2006. All Aboard Florida is

Sopra Group Acquires HR Access

Sopra Group has acquired HR Access strengthening its position in the development of software solutions for the human resources management industry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. This acquisition is in line with the Group’s 2015 strategy, which aims to solidify its position in the human resources management segment as well as serve

Russell Reynolds Associates Adds Three Consultants to NY Office

Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has added three consultants to its New York office: Traci Filler in consumer and commercial financial services, Jessica Weber in digital transformation and Nordia Edwards in the firm's corporate officers sector. Ms. Filler will focus her efforts on retail, consumer and commercial banking. She spent the

Caldwell Partners Grows its Real Estate Practice

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has appointed John Wasley as managing partner in its real estate practice. Mr. Wasley joined Caldwell Partners from Heidrick & Struggles, where he served in a variety of management roles, including partner in charge of the Los Angeles office, managing partner of the Western United States and

HRsmart Forms Alliance with Latin American ZonaJobs

HRsmart International, a global talent management software company, has partnered with ZonaJobs to offer its suite of solutions throughout Latin America. Dridco and their companies ZonaJobs and BraJobs (its Brazilian affiliate) will package these solutions with their own job board and recruiting offerings. HRsmart with ZonaJobs will deliver a seamless total talent and recruitment package

Accelent Places CTO at FiftyOne

Accelent, Inc. has placed Brian Dhatt as the new chief technology officer of FiftyOne, Inc. Previously, Mr. Dhatt served as vice president of engineering and product at Gilt City and Jetsetter, Gilt Groupe companies. FiftyOne is an e-commerce platform that enables leading U.S. retailers to market, sell and fulfill merchandise internationally to shoppers in every

TYGES International Launches New Office in Georgia

Recruiting firm TYGES International has opened a new office in Gainesville, GA focused on working with clients in the aerospace & defense arena; it will be managed by Andrew Beccue. He will head a team of recruiters who have served these markets for the past 10 years. Aerospace & defense expands the manufacturing expertise of

CarterBaldwin Completes Search for ADP

Atlanta-headquartered CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Kunal Tanwar as senior director, business development at ADP. Mr. Tanwar was most recently business development manager and project lead – Eastern U.S. and Canada at Western Computer. ADP is a provider of HR, payroll and benefits administration services. CarterBaldwin is a provider of retained executive search services in

Recruitment Company Qandidate.com Adds to Board of Advisors

Qandidate.com, the free recruitment software, has announced that Simon Guild has joined its board of advisors. As president of MTV Networks Europe, Mr. Guild was responsible for the European expansion of international brands such as MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. He currently holds several board and advisory positions including Bigpoint, Spreadshirt, WAYN and Xing, the

Temp Holdings and Intelligence Combine Businesses

Temp Holdings Co., Ltd. and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (together with its affiliates, “KKR”) have announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Temp Holdings will acquire all outstanding shares of Intelligence Holdings, Ltd. (“ntelligence) from KKR and the management and employees of Intelligence, for an enterprise value of JPY68.0 billion (U.S.

Leadership Capital Group Fills Position for Kaiser Permanente

Leadership Capital Group, a North American and EMEA executive search firm, has placed Claudio Abreu as senior vice president of regional IT operations at Kaiser Permanente. Mr. Abreu most recently was president and CEO for Bayer’s corporate and business services, North America and head of global IT operations. With a proud history of more than

Broadbean Technology Forms Alliance with Akken

Broadbean Technology, a global provider of job advertisement distribution and candidate response tracking technology, has partnered with Akken, the staffing and recruiting efficiency improvement specialists. With this new alliance users of its cloud-based applicant tracking system, AkkenCloud, have access to comprehensive candidate sourcing technologies available online. Recruiters may now distribute job postings and search multiple

Korn Ferry Appoints Senior Client Partner

Korn/Ferry International has added Bryan Proctor as a senior client partner and member of the firm's board & CEO services and financial officers practice. Mr. Proctor will be based in Korn/Ferry's Chicago office. He rejoins Korn/Ferry after nearly 13 years with Heidrick & Struggles, where he served in the firm's global financial officers practice, was

Boyden Introduces Leadership Team in China

Boyden has announced a new leadership team for its Greater China operations. Boyden’s Greater China team is led by William Farrell, a global board member and managing director of Boyden Taiwan. He is joined by Jed Van Voorhis, as managing director of Boyden Taiwan, and Ami Bhatt Hardy, serving as managing director of Boyden Hong

Crist|Kolder Posts Largest Gains Among Top 25 Recruiters

Hinsdale, IL-based Crist/Kolder Associates, the recruitment boutique specializing in CFO and small-to-mid-cap CEO assignments, posted the largest revenue gain in HSZ Media’s survey of the top 25 recruiting firms in its U.S./Americas ranking for 2012. Crist/Kolder reported a 50 percent spike in business, seeing fee revenue jump from $10 million to $15 million — making

Christina Partners Fills CFO Post for San Antonio Federal Credit Union

Tampa-Bay based Christina Partners, Inc. has recruited Eric Malagamba as the new chief financial officer of the San Antonio Federal Credit Union. Mr. Malagamba previously spent 13 years with PepsiCo including Frito-Lay in Plano and Mexico City and earlier with Procter & Gamble in Mexico. The search was conducted by Nancy Clausen Cote and Pam

Monster’s 6Sense Launched in the Netherlands

6Sense semantic search technology, which is the technology behind the Monster Power Resume Search, is now available in the Netherlands. Recruiters in seven countries can now use this feature to find candidates who best meet their hiring needs. Monster’s team in the Netherlands worked on the 6Sense knowledge base for over two years prior to

Growth Trends in Summer Hiring Continues

This year's summer hiring season looks to be its brightest in recent years, according to the sixth-annual summer jobs survey commissioned by SnagAJob, an hourly employment network for job seekers and employers. The number of hiring managers planning to hire more summer staff this year is up 10 points from last year (19 percent up

Caldwell Partners Strengthens Industrial Practice

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has added Dave Winston as managing partner of its industrial practice based in its Dallas office. Mr. Winston joins Caldwell Partners from Heidrick & Struggles, where he was the industrial practice regional managing partner for the Americas and partner-in-charge of the firm's Dallas office. With nearly 15

Harris Search to Find UIC Vice Chancellor

Dublin, Ohio-based Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has been selected by the University of Illinois at Chicago to lead in its search for a new vice chancellor for administrative services search. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is one of the top 200 research-funded institutions, offering top academics, cultural, business and entertainment opportunities in

CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index Grows in Most Recent Month

White collar managerial hiring continued its strong recovery in March, according to the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which gained 12.5 points from February. The continued hiring gains translate to an overall score of 116.4, the Index’s second highest level in more than five years. Much like February, the long-term sustainability of recent job market improvements is

Employer Flexible Sells Temporary Staffing Service to VIP Staffing

Employer Flexible, a business solutions provider, has sold its temporary staffing services to VIP Staffing headquartered in San Antonio, part of Employer Flexible’s plan to better align its company vision. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. All of Employer Flexible’s temporary staffing contracts will transition to VIP Staffing. The sale comes after an

Egon Zehnder International Forms Alliance With Genesis Advisers

Global executive search firm Egon Zehnder and U.S.-based Genesis Advisers, a provider of leadership development and transition acceleration, have formed a global alliance to capitalize on their firms' existing expertise and develop innovative offerings in the burgeoning space of leadership transition and integration. The partnership combines Egon Zehnder's global reach and experience in executive search,

Korn Ferry Recruits First Female President of Babson College

Korn/Ferry International has placed Dr. Kerry Healey as the first woman to lead Babson College. Dr. Healey is the former Lt. Governor of Massachusetts and leading advocate for the expansion of women's rights and higher education in Afghanistan. Korn/Ferry International, based in Los Angeles and with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the

Infor’s Talent Management System Implemented by Denver Public Schools

Infor, a provider of business application software, and Ciber, a global information technology consulting company, have announced that Denver Public Schools (DPS) in Denver, Colo., has become one of the first school districts in the nation to use Infor for talent management. The Ciber-led implementation is intended to support the district’s 2010 Denver Plan, which

SilkRoad and OpenSesame Join Forces

SilkRoad, a provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, has teamed up with OpenSesame to provide an innovative new way to access eLearning content. The new partnership gives SilkRoad’s GreenLight learning management system customers instant access to OpenSesame’s online marketplace, which provides training content from reputable providers. “One of OpenSesame’s goals is to remove all of

Plummer & Associates Places President at Viva International

Plummer & Associates has recruited Antonia Bortuzzo as the new president of Viva International Group. Most recently, Mr. Bortuzzo was chief executive officer of Alain Mikli International Group in Paris. “Susan Gill and I are pleased we were once again able to bring such high caliber talent to Viva International and similar high growth organizations,”

Monster Hires SVP Global Communications

Monster Worldwide, Inc. has named Matt Anchin to the newly created position of senior vice president of global communications. Mr. Anchin will be responsible for managing corporate communications, business and consumer media relations and social media. Most recently, Mr. Anchin served as SVP of global marketing and communications for the media businesses of Nielsen, a

Shimamoto Partners Adds Executive Director

Tokyo-based Shimamoto Partners has added Masao Koyano as a new executive director. Mr. Koyano was previously with The Midori Kai Co., Ltd., where he conducted executive searches for management positions in the recruiting department since 2009. Prior to The Midori Kai, he worked for The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (formally Sanwa Bank) for 25

CareerBuilder Acquires Von (KiemViec.com & HR Vietnam)

CareerBuilder has acquired KiemViec.comVON (KiemViec.com & HR Vietnam) in Vietnam. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. KiemViec.com is Vietnam’s second largest career site by revenue, and first by number of registered users. HR Vietnam specializes in recruitment services and human resource solutions for employers. With the acquisition, CareerBuilder now has a presence in

Stones International Appoints Search Director

IIC Partners has announced that its Hong Kong-headquartered member firm Stones International has appointed Victor Filamor as search director. Mr. Filamor, who has over 25 years' Asia senior management experience within consumer and industrial multinationals, will specialize in consumer & retail and life sciences sectors at board, regional head and country head levels, as well

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