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Anthem Executive Seeking CEO for Jewish Federation

Executive recruitment firm Anthem Executive has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (JFGLA). Leading the assignment are co-founders and consultants Michael Ballew, Mike J.R. Wheless, Scott Watson and senior client service partner Florene Stawowy. “The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is


Recruiting and Hiring Trends Expected for 2021

Undoubtedly, companies will continue to feel the impact of COVID-19 and its effect on hiring strategies for the new year and beyond. Looking back on 2020 and forward to 2021, the International Executive Search Federation’s Victor Carulla outlines key forecasts in executive search and highlights top hiring trends to expect. “Because of COVID-19 projects were

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Comhar Partners Expands Private Equity Practice Group

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Comhar Partners has expanded with the addition of Joe Brennan ss managing director a senior member of the private equity practice group. “We are thrilled to welcome Joe to our growing team,” said Bernard Layton, managing director and chief executive officer of Comhar Partners. “Joe’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge will make him

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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?


Amrop Elects New Board Members

Global recruiting organization Amrop has added Jaime Montemayor, managing partner, Amrop Mexico, and Thomas Hofer, managing partner, Amrop Hofer Tan, Singapore. “Jaime and Thomas bring significant business knowledge and global leadership to Amrop’s board, built through many years of experience in executive search consulting as well as in industry,” said Annika Farin, Amrop chair. “They are key


Deep Cultural Truths of Your Company Reside in the Underlying Data 

Someone once told Rusty Rueff that people only change two ways, through invitation or through situation. The same can be said of companies, says the co-founder for search firm Alioth in a new report. “But it is usually when they lose customers or face pressure from shareholders – or a significant product failure – that they


Bespoke Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for Zipari 

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners recently placed Kerry Unflat as chief people officer of Zipari, a modern consumer experience solution. Alex Bossetta led the assignment. “In this moment of continued growth and expansion, it’s more important than ever that we ensure our employees have what they need to succeed, inside and outside the office,” said Mark Nathan,


Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Memo Therapeutics 

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. Life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners recently partnered with Memo Therapeutics AG for the recruitment of George Badita as its new


Myers McRae Tapped to find Executive Director for Macon Water Authority

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been selected to find a new executive director for the Macon Water Authority (MWA), a comprehensive water, sewer and stormwater utility in Georgia. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Kenny Daugherty, president, are leading the assignment along with Jennifer Barfield, senior vice president “The executive director is the chief


Saxton Bampfylde Appoints Head of Media Practice

U.K.-based executive recruiter Saxton Bampfylde has expanded with the addition of Amanda Pitt as partner and head of its media practice. “We are thrilled to welcome Amanda – her passion and professionalism offer great synergies across our team,” said Stephen Bampfylde is co-founder and chairman of Saxton Bampfylde. “She is a highly skilled professional in the media


DRi Seeks CEO for Atlas Service Corps

Arlington, VA-based executive search firm Development Resources Inc. (DRi) has been retained by Atlas Service Corps, also known as Atlas Corps, to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Based in Washington, D.C., Atlas Corps is an international network of social sector leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation and solutions to address the world’s 21st-century challenges.


EFL Associates Seeking CFO for Ottawa University 

Executive search firm EFL Associates has been selected to find a new chief financial officer 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 along with Angela Lilje, practice and project manager, higher education practice. The incoming


Renovata & Company Recruits CEO for Vivino 

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has placed Olivier Grémillon as chief executive officer of wine locator app Vivino. “Olivier has led demonstrable growth at Booking.com and Airbnb,” said Thomas Jepsen, partner at Renovata & Company. “At Booking.com, he led a business with more than $20 billion in gross merchandise value.” “He understands


Why We Make Bad Hires 

Finding good people is one of the toughest challenges for business owners and managers. Turnover has an immediate and often devastating impact on the bottom line, according to StevenDouglas’ Donald Zinn. If you have a sales force of five people, for example, each represents 20 percent of your potential annual revenue, he says. If one


Kincannon & Reed Appoints Director of Data and Analytics

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed has expanded with the addition of John Grisolano as director of data and analytics. “Our database of executives is critical for our ability to place leaders who feed the world and keep it healthy,” said David Turner, president of Kincannon & Reed. “Having someone like John leading our data strategy is key


The Most Common Recruiting Mistakes at the Executive Level

Whether you’re a seasoned executive at a Fortune 500 company adding to your management team or a first-time founder and chief executive officer making a critical leadership hire for your start-up, Natalie Ryan of SPMB says common mistakes can derail the recruiting process. “As a client partner at SPMB, I have visibility into the most frequent recruiting mistakes and

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Delaware Electric Cooperative

After a national search, CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Greg Starheim as the new president and chief executive officer of the Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC), a Greenwood, DE-based not-for-profit utility. Chris Guiney, partner and energy and infrastructure practice leader, led the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Starheim, who most recently served as senior vice president


Heidrick & Struggles Seeks CEO for American Jewish Committee 

American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris recently announced he will step down from his position in May of 2022. The organization has called in Heidrick & Struggles to lead its search for his replacement. The search firm is seeking a visionary leader who will set the course for the next era of Jewish advocacy. “Now, after


Greenwood / Asher & Associates Assists Clemson University with CHRO Search

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Ale Kennedy as the new associate vice president for human resources and chief human resources officer of Clemson University. “The university engaged a recruiting firm and conducted a rigorous national search to select our human resources leader,” said Max Allen, vice


Versique Creates Finance and Accounting Division

Minneapolis, MN-headquartered Versique Search and Consulting has added Paige Batcha as vice president of finance and accounting consulting to lead a newly created division within the firm. In her role, Ms. Batcha will collaborate with Versique’s current consulting and executive search teams to grow clients and consultants within the finance and accounting contract consulting practice area. “This is a

Jobless Claims Still Remain High as Recovery Looms

The Labor Department reported that 400,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The median estimate from economists surveyed by Bloomberg was for a decline to 385,000 claims. The previous week’s level was revised up by 5,000 from 419,000


Hiring Strong Leaders in Today’s Climate

Before the pandemic, “it was almost unthinkable to hire someone without interviewing or meeting them in person,” said Cecilia Besa Montes, managing partner with EMA partners. “It is a fact that this new reality is solving various issues related to distance and travel times, but it still represents significant challenges for companies in their hiring

Queensland Investment Corp. Taps Egon Zehnder to Find CEO 

According to recruiters specializing in the investment banking space, demand for executive level, “high impact” investing talent has been on the rise, and that demand is expected to soar in coming years. But recruiters say these roles can be generally difficult to develop and ultimately recruit for clients, given their multi-disciplinary and evolving nature. In fact, impact investing roles are


Odgers Berndtson Appoints Head of Diversity

Odgers Berndtson has named Ryna Young as partner and head of diversity. “We are proud to be a leader in our industry as we appoint Ryna Young as head of diversity,” said Carl Lovas, chair and chief executive officer of Odgers Berndtson Canada. “We are deeply committed to creating an equitable client and colleague experience. Welcoming Ryna to


HARTZ Search Taps President for Acclaim Physician Group

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has assisted in the placement of Bryan Becker as the new president for Acclaim Physician Group, a partner of JPS Health Network. CEO Mike Hartz and partner Carol Maxwell led the assignment. Acclaim is a multi-specialty, 480-provider medical group that partners with JPS Health Network to provide healthcare, education and research to Tarrant


Why Connecting Private Equity with Executive Search Matters More Now than Ever

There have rarely been two industries more compatible than private equity and executive search. According to Mike Myatt of N2Growth, PE firms are adept at identifying and monetizing synergies that fall within their investment guidelines, but they are curiously less skilled at taking advantage of enhanced value creation opportunities amplified through professional services relationships. “I


Attracting Top Talent in a Competitive Marketplace  

If you are looking to fill an open position, you know how tough that can be these days. Just when you think you have found the perfect candidate, they will tell you that they have accepted another offer. According to Executive Staffing Solutions, there are key traits that are most desired in a manager or

Caldwell Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Armis

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, has placed Jean English as the new chief marketing officer of Armis, a unified asset visibility and security platform provider. “Jean is an exceptional modern marketing leader with an impressive record of delivering results,” said Yevgeny Dibrov, co-founder and CEO of Armis. “She has


Spencer Stuart Assists National Auto Auction Association in Recruitment of CEO

Spencer Stuart has assisted in the recruitment of Tricia Heon as the first woman chief executive officer of the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA). She replaces Frank Hackett, who is retiring from the position after 17 years. “This marks a milestone for NAAA and for the growing number of women who have chosen to build careers

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

HireRight Expands Employment Screening Offerings in 181 Countries

HireRight, a global provider of on-demand employment screening solutions, has added nine new products available in up to 181 countries to its global screening services portfolio. HireRight already provides a broad range of employment screening services in over 200 countries and territories to help multinational organizations improve quality of hire, ensure a safer and more

Egon Zehnder Announces Leadership Changes

Global executive search firm Egon Zehnder has made key leadership changes in its practices' and office management. Tom Reynolds, formerly head of the firm's North American industrial practice, the firm's largest practice area, now assumes the helm of the newly formed global supply chain practice. Mr. Reynolds, based in Atlanta, will spearhead senior-level executive search

Hiring to Remain Stable in Q2 Says CareerBuilder

Stable hiring is expected for the second quarter as U.S. employers continue to size up a market that is producing moderate economic growth, according to CareerBuilder’s latest job forecast. Twenty-six percent of employers plan to increase full-time, permanent headcount in the next three months, similar to projections for the previous two quarters, but trending below

Taylor Winfield Recruits Chief HR Officer for Advantage Sales & Marketing

Executive search firm Taylor Winfield has placed Katherine Bianchi as chief human resources officer for Advantage Sales & Marketing. A global executive with 20 years of management and HR experience, Ms. Bianchi joins the company from Marriott International where she spent 16 years in various leadership roles, most recently serving as VP of human resources

Aon Forms Partnership with Manchester United

Manchester United and Aon plc, a provider of risk and human resource solutions, formed a new business partnership which will extend their relationship by an additional eight years to 2021 and see the Club’s renowned training centre renamed the Aon Training Complex. Under the new partnership, Aon will become the first ever partner of the

EMA Partners International Adds to London Practice

EMA Partners International has added Pierre Jeanjean to the firm to assist in the development and growth of its London practice. Mr. Jeanjean started his business career working on IT research projects before moving on to Electricité de France / Gas de France (EDF/GDF) where he was involved in the construction and maintenance of electricity

DHR International Names Managing Director Of Carolinas

DHR International has added Jay Millen as managing director of the firm’s new office servicing the Carolinas, and as global co-leader of the board and CEO practice. He will assist clients in senior level recruitment, and in the development of board and CEO succession planning. The new Carolina branch, based in Charleston, S.C., is DHR

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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