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Caldwell Places Chief Experience Officer at Caliber Collisions

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, recently placed former Jamba Juice chief marketing officer Claudia Schaefer as chief experience officer of Caliber Collisions. “Ms. Schaefer will be responsible for furthering the Caliber brand and delivering a powerful and emotional internal and external customer experience,” said Steve Grimshaw,


Polachi Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Veracode

Recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. placed Elana Anderson as chief marketing officer of Veracode, a provider of application security testing solutions. Charley Polachi spearheaded the assignment. Reporting to CEO Sam King, Ms. Anderson will head Veracode’s global marketing, branding and communications programs to help the company achieve its growth strategy. “Elana’s success building global brands in established

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Preparing Your Business for Post-Lockdown Success

For many countries, businesses and organizations, the last few months have been about coming to terms with a monumental crisis caused by the coronavirus. “This includes addressing immediate business concerns, ensuring staff and customers receive correct communications and putting necessary safety measures in place,” said Andreas Wartenberg, managing director and chairman of Horton International, in

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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?


Myers McRae Tapped by University of West Georgia for Provost Search

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been called in by the University of West Georgia to lead its search for a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Kenny Daugherty, president, are leading the assignment. Reporting directly to the university president, the provost and vice president for academic affairs is


Korn Ferry Launches Virtual Recruiting Technology Solution

Korn Ferry has launched Korn Ferry Recruit, a fully integrated, virtual technology solution for high-volume hiring. Nimble uses best-in-class AI, along with the proven recruitment intellectual property of Korn Ferry. The firm said that the new solution “is designed to leverage a client’s brand, shifting to a candidate-driven experience by sourcing, attracting, assessing and selecting


Challenging Times Leading to New Opportunities 

Over the past few weeks, Shawn Baker, president of Rochester, NY-headquartered recruiting firm Cochran, Cochran & Yale, has interviewed a variety of C-level leaders from across a broad range of industries who have all reconsidered how they approach decision-making since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “These leaders have all adopted a strategic, focused mindset during this pandemic,”


RM Nephew and Associates Recruits CFO for Financial Recovery Technologies

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 outfits. Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has placed former Attivio executive Alan Cooke as


BarkerGilmore Adds Senior Advisors

Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has added two senior advisors, A.B. Cruz III and Jamey Seely, to its advisory and coaching division. Mr. Cruz, who brings considerable multi-industry expertise to the firm, most recently served as senior vice president and divisional general counsel at USAA, a Fortune


Federal Reserve Bank of New York Launches Search for Chief Diversity Officer

To meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society, many organizations have developed executive positions to guide their diversity agendas. Chief diversity officers have responsibility for guiding efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, nurture and cultivate diversity. Duties may include affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, or the constituent needs of minorities, women and other social


Griffith University Taps The Insight Group for Provost Search

The Insight Group, a Sydney, Australia-headquartered executive search firm, has been enlisted to find the next provost for Griffith University in Queensland. Leading the assignment are director Rohan Carr and principal Emily Witts. The provost, chief academic officer of the university, is a member of the executive group and also serves as standing deputy to


Kincannon & Reed Expands Search Staff

Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has expanded with the addition of Jimmy Paulakuhn as managing director focusing on the talent acquisition needs of its animal agriculture clients. Based in North Carolina, Mr. Paulakuhn brings more than two decades of experience within these markets, including more than six years as director of commercial poultry operations


Another 2.1 Million Workers File for Unemployment

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 2.1 million claims. More than 40 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past 10 weeks, representing the biggest jobs loss in U.S.


ChampionScott Partners Places Chief Technology Officer at deepwatch

ChampionScott Partners, which specializes in senior-level appointments for technology and technology-enabled companies, recently assisted in the placement of Corey Bodzin as chief technology officer of deepwatch. deepwatch delivers managed security services by extending customers’ cybersecurity teams and proactively advancing their SecOps maturity. Powered by its data-driven cloud SecOps platform, deepwatch provides 24/7/365 managed security services.


WittKieffer Names Board Services Practice Leader

Executive search firm WittKieffer has appointed James King as leader of its board services practice. In addition to his new role, Mr. King serves as a senior partner and the firm’s chief quality officer, a board member and member of its diversity council. “Today’s business landscape has been severely altered as a result of COVID-19, leaving even the


Finding Opportunity in the Face of a Crisis

If there’s anything we’ve learned from crises since the Great Depression, it’s that companies that choose to transform and innovate are those that will continue to thrive and grow. A study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) showed that companies that invested significantly in innovation delivered four percent higher shareholder value when the economy recovered


KEES Seeks CEO for Covenant Community Care

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES (Kistner Eddy Executive Services) has been retained by Covenant Community Care in Detroit to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. President and CEO Heather Eddy and project manager Octavia Daniels are spearheading the assignment for the search firm. This is an exciting role for a visionary leader to


AMN Healthcare Names Leader for the Leadership and Search Solutions Division

AMN Healthcare, a provider of healthcare total talent services to facilities, announced today that it has appointed Bernard Godley as lead physician executive for the leadership and search solutions division. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Godley join AMN Leadership Solutions,” said Kelly Rakowski, group president and chief operating officer, strategic talent solutions for AMN


Managing C-Level Succession Virtually

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings, interviews, workshops — even general assemblies — are being managed online via conference calls or video technologies. Globally, business leaders are navigating an unprecedented crisis. Hour-by-hour, they have been changing the way their organizations operate to cope with uncertainty, risk, restrictions and lock downs, according to a


SearchWide Global Seeks New Leader for Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center 

The Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center in West Virginia has retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global to find its next executive director. Mark Gnatovic, senior vice president at SearchWide, is leading the assignment. The executive director will be responsible for overall management, promotion and operation of the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center and Municipal Auditorium, including strategy, service,


The Bowdoin Group Appoints Senior Finance Leader

The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of Terri Ryan as vice president of finance. She brings a strong finance background to The Bowdoin Group and experience in building and managing companies in high growth environments with increasing levels of complexity. Ms. Ryan has over 25 years of experience


Virtual Recruitment: How to Hire From a Distance

Have you hired someone without ever meeting face-to-face? With COVID-19, businesses can’t recruit the same way they once did — but that doesn’t mean they can’t find the best candidates for the job now. In fact, Comhar Partners recently concluded an executive search that was conducted completely virtually using Zoom, the video conferencing tool, and


West Virginia State University Picks AGB Search to Find President

Higher education recruitment firm AGB Search has been enlisted to find the next president for West Virginia State University (WVSU). Anthony Jenkins, who held the job for four years, recently moved on to the president’s role at Coppin State University in Baltimore. R. Charles Byers, former provost at WVSU, is serving as interim president. AGB Search


NPAworldwide Adds New Member Firms in Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S.

Thirteen independent recruitment firms joined member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide during recent months. These search outfits seek to increase revenue through NPAworldwide’s cooperative placement model. NPA now has 550 member offices across six continents. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms have the ability


More American Workers Displaced in Record Numbers

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 2.4 million claims. More than 38 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past nine weeks, representing the biggest loss in U.S. history.


ON Partners Recruits Chief Digital Officer for Pizza Hut Digital Ventures

Marc Gasperino, leader of the digital practice at ON Partners, recently placed Paul Morris as chief digital officer of Pizza Hut Digital Ventures, an in-house start-up of Pizza Hut looking to build the next generation pizza ordering and delivery platform. Mr. Morris brings extensive global expertise in digital transformation having led business strategy with a clear focus on the customer


Mlegal Group Expands in Washington, D.C.

Legal recruiting continues to be a hot area for search firms. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move in recent months, according to Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is expected to be robust as individuals, businesses and all levels of


Leveraging Your Network and Discovering What Matters Most in Your Career

For many, these days of self-quarantine and work-from-home have allowed more time for self-reflection and consideration of how best to advance one’s career. Two of the pillars of getting to the place one wants to be professionally are networking and understanding what matters most to you in your work. RevelOne, a specialized marketing recruiting and


Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Saniona

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new chief medical officers. And in the era of COVID-19 we can expect this to be another burgeoning area for executive search firms. Recently, life sciences-focused executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Rudolf Baumgartner as chief medical officer and head of

What Can HR Leaders Do Today to Prepare for Tomorrow?

Although it’s tempting – and exciting – to dig into predictions for the global workforce of 2030, it often isn’t practical to look that far into the future to determine our actions today. A recent publication from PwC, for example, reports five “megatrends” they believe will shape this future: technological breakthroughs, demographic shifts, rapid urbanization, shifts in

Cornerstone OnDemand Selected by RSA Insurance

Talent management software provider has announced that RSA Insurance Group plc has selected talent management software provider Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. to power RSA's global training and development portal. “An organization will get the best results by perceiving and treating learning as an integral part of the organization's business strategy,” said Vincent Belliveau, senior vice president

SuccessFactors Promotes Chief Learning Officer

SuccessFactors, Inc., a provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions, has promoted Dr. Karie Willyerd to chief learning officer from her previous role as vice president of learning and social adoption. Dr. Willyerd first joined SuccessFactors in March 2011 through the company's acquisition of Jambok; she will oversee the company's Learning Services group,

DavenportMajor to Lead HR Search for DTS

DavenportMajor Executive Search has been selected by DTS, Inc. to lead its search for a new senior vice president of HR. DTS is a pioneer in audio multi-channel and cinema surround sound signal processing systems. DavenportMajor is an executive search firm which specializes in senior executive and board of director recruitment for life sciences and

HRmarketer.com Releases SocialEars Service

HRmarketer.com, a marketing software and services firm in the human resources and B2B marketplaces, has launched a beta version of its new SocialEars service. SocialEars captures real-time online content and analyzes the tweets, blogs and online articles by thousands of HR journalists, media outlets, analysts and thought leaders to show which topics are trending and

DiversityJobs.co.uk Partners with ROK

Leading multi-language text to speech provider ROKTalk, part of mobile and web technology development company ROK Global, has partnered with Diversityjobs.co.uk, a diversity and inclusivity-focused careers website, to deliver ROKTalk, designed to enhance the accessibility and usability of websites, to new customers. DiversityJobs.co.uk has already begun deploying ROKTalk to organizations such as the Chartered Institute

Korn Ferry Names President Lominger

Korn/Ferry International has added Chuck Feltz as president of its Lominger products business. As part of Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting, Lominger specializes in commercializing competency-based talent management methods and tools that support the identification and development of leadership talent. Mr. Feltz was a founding partner at Engage Consulting Group, consulting with medium to Fortune

SpenglerFox Names Country Manager for the Czech and Slovak Republics

Executive search firm SpenglerFox has appointed David Bentley as country manager for the Czech and Slovak Republics. Mr. Bentley, who has been with SpenglerFox since was promoted to his new role from the position of SpenglerFox technology practice group leader. In his new role, he will be responsible for the development and growth of the

One in Four Companies Expects Executive Level Hiring

As caution continues to dictate the economic climate, many companies are recruiting top talent to navigate uncertainty and maintain a competitive advantage. Twenty-three percent of employers expect to hire for executive-level positions over the next six months, according to CareerBuilder’s new nationwide survey of more than 2600 hiring managers and HR professionals conducted from August

ChampionScott to Search for Rosetta Stone Chief

Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has been selected by Rosetta Stone to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Rosetta Stone provides interactive solutions that are acclaimed for the speed and power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone. ChampionScott Partners is an executive search firm focused on the technology industry

StaffingBook Launches Marketplace for Passive Candidates

Staffingbook, a web-based offering for placing candidates in technology, finance, and accounting positions is inviting professionals in these fields to create a profile and select a recruiter mentor at staffingbook.com . Catering primarily to employed professionals, Staffingbook provides a privacy-protected means for candidates to evaluate specific employer inquiries before deciding if they are interested. Employers

Reed.co.uk Creates New Job Seeking Tool

U.K. job board reed.co.uk has launched a new online marketplace to connect employers with specialist recruitment agencies to fill their vacancies. The new service is called Exchange. reed.co.uk. Exchange allows employers to advertise a job anonymously into the marketplace where they can be accessed only by approved, specialist recruitment agencies. Recruitment consultants can pitch and

JobServe and IT World Canada Launch Sales IT Job Board

JobServe Canada and IT World Canada have officially launched their co-branded niche sales and IT job board, itsalesjobs.ca. This follows closely on the heels of the IT job board (jobs.itworldcanada.com) launched in September 2010. This joint partnership offers a dual advantage at one cost — all technology and sales job postings advertised on jobserve.ca will

Heidrick & Struggles to Reduce Workforce by 10 Percent; 13 Offices to Close

Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has announced strategic initiatives and management changes designed to reposition the firm during one of the longest recessionary periods on record. The firm will reduce its global workforce by approximately 10 percent and will be decreasing real estate expenses and support costs by consolidating or closing 13

ADP Acquires the RightThing

ADP, a provider of HR, payroll and benefits administration services, has acquired The RightThing, a recruitment process outsourcing provider. The RightThing is also the parent company of AIRS, a leader in recruitment training and technology. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “With the addition of The RightThing's industry-leading RPO services, technology and management team,

Amrop Battalia Winston Adds New Diversity & Inclusion Practice

Amrop Battalia Winston has added a diversity & inclusion practice. The new group, which is based in Chicago, will be headed by Susan Medina and Peter Gomez. "In bringing these highly regarded professionals on board, we have made a significant investment in taking an industry leading position in helping businesses embrace diversity at the most

B.E. Smith Adds New VP

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has hired Judy Spinella as vice president, project leader for the firm's interim leadership and consulting solutions divisions. Ms. Spinella will lead a number of interim and consulting leaders nationwide who provide leadership solutions for B. E. Smith clients. She brings extensive experience in regulatory and accreditation readiness, patient safety

TheLadders.co.uk Partners with eQuest

TheLadders.co.uk, a U.K. focused career site for £50K plus executives, and eQuest, a job posting distribution and job posting management provider, have teamed up to offer joint customers free job posting distribution through eQuest's job posting gateway. “As eQuest continues its expansion in Europe, the formation of these types of partnerships is an extension of

Eric Salmon & Partners Grows Brussels Office

Executive search firm Eric Salmon & Partners has added William Mossery to its Brussels office. Mr. Mossery has extensive experience in the telecom industry and will focus on telecom and ICT, as well as general management and staff support across industries. Founded in 1990, Eric Salmon & Partners is a top-level executive search firm that

TillmanCarlson Recruits CIO for CapSugel

Chicago-based executive search firm TillmanCarlson has recruited Ian Robertson as chief information officer for Capsugel, a KKR company. Mr. Robertson joins Capsugel from Novartis where he served as global chief information officer, consumer health. Capsugel is a provider of hard capsules and an innovator in drug delivery systems for the pharmaceutical, OTC and health and

Kenexa and HireVie Form Partnership

Kenexa Corporation, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has partnered with video interviewing provider HireVue. Under the new partnership, HireVue's Digital Interview Platform and On Demand Digital Interviews will be pre-integrated with Kenexa 2x BrassRing to provide recruiters with single sign-on access to both platforms. “Our customers are always seeking ways to

Monster Employment Index Increases Seven Percent

The Monster Employment Index (MEI), a monthly analysis of millions of online job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards, has continued a positive annual growth trend at seven percent in September with all metro recording positive annual growth. Public administration registers steepest annual decline, dropping 29 percent

Futurestep Adds New VP

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry International company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has named Jaishankar Adhinarayanan as vice president of global service management centers. Mr. Jaishankar joins Futurestep with experience in the management of service organizations, with a concentration on start-ups and process improvement of HRO, BPO and ITES operations. Most recently, he was the general manager

Insurance-Focused Search Firm Sterling James Opens Doors

Executive search firm Sterling James has opened its doors to serve the strategic human capital needs of the global insurance industry. Co-founders Bruce Halbeck, Erin Hamrick, and Simon Harrison were all senior members of the insurance practices of executive recruiters Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart before launching Sterling James. Mr. Halbeck co-led the insurance

Korn Ferry Expands Global Board & CEO Services Practice

Korn/Ferry International has announced that Richard L. Antoine has joined its global board & CEO services practice as a senior advisor on CEO and C-suite succession planning. Mr. Antoine retired as global head of human resources at Procter & Gamble, where he worked for A.G. Lafley and was a key advisor to Mr. Lafley and

Pedersen & Partners Grows Office in Hungary

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has named Peter Hidvegi as a senior consultant in Hungary. Mr. Hidvegi will be responsible for managing relationships with clients and managers, and execution of senior level recruitment assignments across Pedersen & Partners organization. He previously worked at Dow Jones Telerate Hungary and later, became managing director for Hungary,

The Buller Group Completes Search for TASC

The Buller Group, an international human capital services and recruiting firm, has recruited retired vice admiral Thomas J. Kilcline Jr. as vice president of naval programs for TASC. Mr. Kilcline served as Commander of Naval Air Forces, leading the Navy's aviation force of 100,000 personnel, 11 nuclear aircraft carriers and 2,800 Navy aircraft. “It was

Nosal Partners Adds Recruiter

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has named Rick Pedersen as a client partner in the firm’s New York office. He will conduct senior-level assignments in the financial services industry. With 17 years of recruiting experience within the financial services sector, Mr. Pedersen was most recently a recruitment relationship manager for Allegis Group Services, where he

Sucherman Consulting Group Names EVP of Development

Sucherman Consulting Group Inc., a management consulting and executive search firm in the media and entertainment industries, has added Angela Gardner as executive vice president of development. Ms. Gardner will support executive search and consulting projects for the firm and be responsible for developing business on the West Coast from her Los Angeles base. “We

Seven Step Recruiting Adds Strategic Director

Seven Step Recruiting, a Boston-based provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services, has added Katie Calhoun as a strategic director. With an extensive background in RPO management, Ms. Calhoun is focused on serving the firm's largest accounts while building on the strength of Seven Step's existing client relationships and strategic partnerships. Ms. Calhoun was formerly

Spencer Stuart Places CEO at NPR

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Gary E. Knell as the new president and chief executive officer of NPR. Mr. Knell comes to NPR from Sesame Workshop where he served as the CEO and president. Spencer Stuart is an executive search firm with 51 offices in 27 countries.

PeopleFluent Releases Compensation Tool

Peoplefluent, a provider of solutions for talent management, vendor management and workforce compliance and diversity, has announced the latest version of its compensation fluency offering. Peoplefluent's Compensation 10.15 supports the shift of the annual compensation planning cycle to a year-round event that helps effectively recognize and reward talent. Ronnie Thomson, SVP of engineering for Peoplefluent,

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