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Recovery Lagging as Another 880,000 Americans File for Unemployment

The Labor Department reported this morning that 880,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for a total of 875,000. The latest figures portend an unstable and volatile job market. The Labor Department changed its methodology from one that used seasonal adjustments to account

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Preng & Associates Assists SeekOps in CEO Search

Houston, TX-based executive search firm Preng & Associates has assisted SeekOps in the recruitment of Iain Cooper as its new CEO. The move strengthens the current executive team as the company’s founder and CEO of three and a half years, Andrew Aubrey, transitions to a new role as senior vice president of strategic partnerships. Mr. Copper, who

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Leaders International Launches Diversity and Indigenous Board Practice

Ottawa-based Leaders International has launched a new national diversity and indigenous board practice. The practice will be led by Brenda LaRose, a Métis Anishinaabe citizen and senior partner at the firm, who brings over 25 years of indigenous recruitment experience within the executive search industry. “Leaders has been planning this new initiative for the past

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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?

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Amrop Adds Hofer Tan & Partners to Network

Global recruiting organization Amrop has added Singapore-based Hofer Tan & Partner as its newest member firm. “In terms of service portfolio, trusted advisorship and premium quality, Hofer Tan is an invaluable addition to our global family,” said Annika Farin, chair of the global Amrop Partnership. “As an agile and dynamic firm with a leading position in its market, the

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Recovery Lagging as Another 880,000 Americans File for Unemployment

The Labor Department reported this morning that 880,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for a total of 875,000. The latest figures portend an unstable and volatile job market. The Labor Department changed its methodology from one that used seasonal adjustments to account

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Preng & Associates Assists SeekOps in CEO Search

Houston, TX-based executive search firm Preng & Associates has assisted SeekOps in the recruitment of Iain Cooper as its new CEO. The move strengthens the current executive team as the company’s founder and CEO of three and a half years, Andrew Aubrey, transitions to a new role as senior vice president of strategic partnerships. Mr. Copper, who

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The Millard Group Assists Technisys in Chief Sales Officer Search

The Millard Group, which focuses on building executive teams for venture capital and private equity backed growth stage technology companies, has assisted in the placement of Michel Jacobs as chief sales officer of Technisys. He will lead the company’s sales efforts globally with a focus in the U.S. “We are thrilled to have partnered with Technisys

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True Search Launches Dedicated Private Equity Practice

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has expanded with a new official practice dedicated to private equity firms and their portfolio companies. True Search partner Conor Leamy will serve as the PE practice lead in North America. To ensure continued global connectivity, he will also work closely with London-based partner Cosmo Lush, who co-leads True’s international CEO and board

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IQTalent Partners Launches Passive Candidate Platform

Executive recruitment firm IQTalent Partners has announced the launch of IQTalent Xchange, an original market concept using advanced artificial intelligence combined with human expertise to create a unique passive candidate marketplace. The proprietary platform includes over 300 million professionals, offering its customers access to the most qualified candidates. “Unlike job posting boards that rely on

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Why Black Talent Is Opting Out of Corporate America

The public outcry that started when George Floyd died under police custody this spring may have jolted corporate leaders into admitting how widespread racism at companies remains. But while CEOs were putting out statements and hiring more chief diversity officers, experts say any real change faces a simple but critical hurdle: convincing top black executives

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Kevin Chase Executive Search Group Finds New Leader for Pacific Pride Foundation

Following a four-month search,  Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has placed Kristin Flickinger as the new executive director of Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF). Managing partner Kevin Chase led the assignment along with senior associate Catie DiFelice. “PPF is the largest LGBTQ+ center between LA and San Francisco,” said Lynn Cunningham Brown, chair of the organization’s board of

Howard Fischer Associates Assists Aryaka Networks in CHRO Search

Philadelphia-headquartered executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates has assisted cloud-first WAN company Aryaka Networks in recruiting Michelle Mitchell as its new chief human resources officer. “As we accelerate our business growth, focusing on our human talent is top of mind for me, and we needed a high caliber human resources leader,” said Matt Carter, president and CEO of Aryaka.

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Tri-Search Expands IT Practice

Denver, CO-based Tri-Search has expanded its information technology recruiting services, naming Steven Pincus as managing director. Mr. Pincus joins the firm’s burgeoning IT practice which is complementary to its other practice areas and service offerings. “Over my 25 years in the recruiting profession, I have not met a finer or more talented IT recruiter than

NGS Global Names Automotive and Industrial Practices Leader

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, executive search firm NGS Global added former CHRO Anthony Papa as managing partner and leader of its automotive and industrial practices in North America. He will be based in Detroit. “As a former chief human resources officer, Tony

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Turnkey Search Fills Senior Post for Chip Ganassi Racing

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has recruited Jason Bitsoff as the new chief commercial officer of Chip Ganassi Racing. The position, which is newly created, is a high visibility role responsible for leading a dynamic sales department for the racing organization. “The pandemic slowed many sports teams, triggering furloughs and layoffs,” said team owner

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Peckham & McKenney Leads Fire Chief Search for American Canyon Fire Protection District

As wildfires continue to rage across California, executive recruitment firm Peckham & McKenney is leading the fire chief search for the American Canyon Fire Protection District in American Canyon, CA. Phil McKenney, the firm’s chief operating officer, is leading the assignment. “This leadership position represents a great opportunity to leave your mark on a fire district that

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Jobvite Acquires Talent Analytics Platform Talentegy

Recruiting software firm Jobvite has acquired talent analytics platform Talentegy. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. The acquisition is an effort to help Jobvite customers improve the candidate experience, increase candidate conversions, and hire candidates faster using actionable insights drawn from real-time engagement data across a company’s existing HR Technology stack, including career sites, application processes and more,

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N2Growth Appoints Chief Operating Officer

N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, has named Kelli Vukelic as its new chief operating officer. “Kelli is a great addition to our team and will help us tremendously moving forward,” said Mike Myatt, founder and chairman of N2Growth. “She’s not only a proven industry player, but she’s a great human being and a

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Boyden Russia Appoints Leader

Boyden has appointed Dina Akimova as managing partner and leader of the firm’s fully integrated brand, Boyden Russia. A distinguished expert in C-level executive search, Ms. Akimova first worked with Boyden in 2016, and returns to lead the business with a team of seven, including a number of former Boyden colleagues. Fluent in Russian, English

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CEO Leadership During a New Era . . . and How Executive Search Firms are Responding

COVID-19 has created a massive humanitarian challenge: millions ill and hundreds of thousands of lives lost; soaring unemployment rates in the world’s most robust economies; food banks stretched beyond capacity; governments straining to deliver critical services. The pandemic is also a challenge for businesses — and their CEOs — unlike any they have ever faced,

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Private Equity Firm Takes Majority Stake in Bullhorn

Executive recruiting leaders have increasingly embraced digital transformation, reexamining how their businesses, as well client companies, should operate to drive deeper candidate relationships, improve margins, and compete effectively as the talent acquisition landscape fundamentally changes. But it has been a slow process to switch models and platforms. Part of the reason: lack of expansion capital.

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Carrington & Carrington Seeks Three Key Executives for American Academy of Pediatrics

Chicago-based Carrington & Carrington has been enlisted to find three leaders for the non-profit American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in Itasca, IL. The roles are: vice president, chapter relations and member engagement; senior vice president, primary care and subspecialty pediatrics; and senior vice president, quality. The vice president, chapter relations and member engagement, who reports

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HARTZ Search Seeking Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer for JPS Health Network

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has been enlisted to find a chief innovation and transformation officer for the JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, TX. The role was designed to develop, communicate, execute, and sustain innovative and transformational initiatives across the JPS Health Network. This executive will develop ideas and initiatives to scale the business of JPS Health

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Horton International UK Expands Global Healthcare Arm

Horton International UK has expanded with the addition of Mark Johnson as senior partner of its Oxford-based global healthcare arm. His appointment reflects the company’s ambition to grow its services to support specialized biotechs access specialized talent. “Mark has an impeccable reputation within the biotechnology space, with particular emphasis on helping cell and gene companies access top talent,”

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The Obama Foundation Taps Diversified Search to Find Chief People Officer

Diversified Search has been retained to find the new chief people and administrative officer for the Obama Foundation in Chicago. Managing directors J. Veronica Biggins, Denielle Pemberton-Heard and Judy Boreham will lead the search, assisted by senior associate Dianne Downey. To achieve its mission of inspiring and empowering people to become agents of change, the Obama Foundation is setting

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PNP Staffing Group Seeks CFO for the National Domestic Workers Alliance

New York-based PNP Staffing Group has been selected by the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Based in New York City, the incoming CFO will oversee the organization’s financial planning process including: budgeting, cash flow, grant expenditures within and across the c3, c4 and LLC. They

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JM Search Expands Healthcare Technology Center of Excellence

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has expanded its dedicated Healthcare Technology Center of Excellence with the hiring of industry veteran, Mike Forgash. “Since our founding nearly 40 years ago, JM Search has established an unrivaled reputation of partnering with innovative companies that require transformational leadership to

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Raines International Launches Security Officers Practice

New York-based Raines International has launched a new security officers practice, co-developed with The Lake Forest Group, a strategic security services firm specializing in all aspects of security, safety, and compliance. The practice will be led by Patrick Gray, managing director at Raines. His background in the executive search industry and as an intelligence officer, with a concentration on

Why Black Talent Is Opting Out of Corporate America

The public outcry that started when George Floyd died under police custody this spring may have jolted corporate leaders into admitting how widespread racism at companies remains. But while CEOs were putting out statements and hiring more chief diversity officers, experts say any real change faces a simple but critical hurdle: convincing top black executives

Human Capital Group Recruits CIO for Hensel Phelps

Brentwood, TN-based executive search firm The Human Capital Group | a Gallagher Company has placed Dolores Quezada-Mears as the new chief information officer at Hensel Phelps in Greeley, CO. “Our client has reinforced that they are thrilled with the process and outcome,” said Steve Hayes, senior managing director. “We presented a slate of vetted finalists within 20 business

Elevate Partners Expands in San Francisco 

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has added Jonathan Hoyt to Elevate Partners, its advisory services line of business, as a partner based in the firm’s San Francisco office. “We are pleased to welcome Jonathan to DHR’s Elevate Partners,” said Christine Greybe, president of Elevate Partners. “A trusted advisor and executive coach, he brings a strategic mindset to his work guiding clients

Platinium Executive Search Adds Veteran HR Executive 

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, Platinium Executive Search added former HR executive Céline Daubresse as a partner. “We are very pleased to welcome Céline here at Platinium Executive Search, as her international HR track record in various EMEA HR roles is both contrasting

U.S. Employers Planning Workforce Reductions Heading Into 2021 

Nearly half of U.S. employers who have opted to furlough or lay off staff as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are considering making additional workforce reductions in the next 12 months, according a new survey released by Randstad RiseSmart. The survey was conducted online by a third-party survey provider and respondents included more than 250 human

Perrett Laver Seeks COO for European Society of Endodontology 

Perrett Laver is leading the search for a new chief operating officer for the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), which focuses on the study of dental pulp and tissues surrounding the root of a tooth. Consultant Emi Saliasi is leading the assignment for the search firm. ESE wants a COO to ensure that the organization’s mission, aims, objectives

Holden Richardson Recruits CFO for Unique Fabricating

According to recruiters, the pressure on chief financial officers during the pandemic has been significant: Rewriting corporate budgets seemingly daily; bargaining with banks over broken loan covenants; answering constant calls from investors and board directors; and, in extreme cases, figuring out how to make payroll. All while working with no colleagues around. Chicago, IL-headquartered executive

Kensington International Appoints Financial Services Practice Leader

Oak Brook, IL-based executive search firm Kensington International Inc. has named Steve Goering as partner and practice leader for financial services. He will lead search assignment within asset management, wealth management, real estate and fintech. “We are excited to welcome Steve back to Kensington International and believe he and the rest of our second-generation leadership will be instrumental in

The Loring Group Fills Senior Finance Role for XP Power 

San Francisco, CA-headquartered executive search firm The Loring Group recruited Gerardo Adame as vice president of finance at XP Power. Managing partner Steve Caliger led the assignment. “We learned many valuable lessons during this search that was impacted by COVID-19 that will benefit XP Power and others we work with going forward during the pandemic,” Mr. Caliger

Some Leaders are Creative Forces, Others Excel at Delivering on Big Ideas

Is there a difference between a visionary and a leader in any given organization? If you posed the question to a C-suite professional who’s led by a so-called “visionary leader,” they might say that a visionary and a leader are one in the same; any individual can exhibit both qualities. While this is certainly true,

accelHRate Recruits First Chief People Officer for NACD

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;

Tyler & Company Assists Boone Hospital Center in CEO Search

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to current reform efforts, and whatever changes President Donald J. Trump may produce. This

Howe-Lewis International Leading Chief Development Officer Search for Safe Horizon

Executive recruitment firm Howe-Lewis International has been selected to find a chief development officer for New York City-based non-profit Safe Horizon. The chief development officer will lead and motivate a high-functioning department to raise large amounts of money in uncertain times from both public and private sources and to expand the base of support over time. The executive

Pendragon Consulting Launches Effort to Place Veterans Into Jobs

As millions of people across the nation are adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, some veterans have been hit especially hard by the crisis. Pendragon Consulting, a veteran-owned recruiting firm, has launched a new effort to place military veterans affected by COVID-19 into full-time employment. “As countless amounts of veterans have lost their jobs during the

Another Million File for Unemployment Benefits

The Labor Department reported this morning that just over a million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected initial jobless claims to be down from 1.104 million in the previous week. Meanwhile, continuing jobless claims, reported on a one-week lag, improved to a new pandemic-era low for

Hanold Associates Tapped by TB12 to Recruit New Board Directors

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has been enlisted to recruit two board members for TB12, the fitness and wellness organization co-founded by NFL quarterback Tom Brady. The assignment is being led by Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm. “TB12 is a mission-driven, complex, rapidly scaling business, that co-founders Tom

Acertitude Opens London Office

Executive search firm Acertitude has opened a new office in London and appointed Guy Barnes as managing partner to fuel global growth and lead the new location. Working closely together with co-founders Kevin O’Neill and Rick DeRose, Mr. Barnes will help drive the continuing evolution and international growth of the firm. Based out of Acertitude’s London and

Caldwell Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Mavenlink

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. Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, recently placed Robert Pickell as chief marketing officer

Management Consultants for the Arts Helps the Orlando Ballet Find New Leader

Following a wide-ranging nationwide search, Stamford, Conn-based executive search firm Management Consultants for the Arts has assisted in the placement of Cheryl Collins as the new executive director of the Orlando Ballet. Ms. Collins was selected from a competitive pool of eight candidates identified by the search firm. Her strong sense of integrity and solid judgment, success in building the organizations

Searching for Non-Profit Jobs as a Person of Color

Melissa Madzel has been a managing director with Koya Leadership Partners since 2015. She leads and contributes to executive searches, mainly in the social justice community, as well as developing and deepening Koya’s relationships in the progressive movement. “As a person of color in the executive search field, I’m asked time and again about how to navigate

The Bowdoin Group Recruits CEO for Alpha II, Taps 3 Other Leaders for Digital Health Companies

The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive recruitment firm, has placed the new chief executive officer for Alpha II, which provides software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for healthcare professionals, clearinghouses and government entities. Todd Doze joins the Tallahassee-based company from TransUnion, where he was vice president of reimbursement solutions. The search was spearheaded by Josh Gottlieb, managing director, digital

Reffett Associates Fills Top Post for Air Force Research Laboratory

Following a nationwide search, Reffett Associates recently assisted the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in placing Justin Gallivan as senior scientist for systems and synthetic biology in it’s 711 Human Performance Wing. The assignment was led by Eric Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, with assistance from Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle

Spencer Stuart Assists Ingevity Corp. in CEO Search

Spencer Stuart has assisted in the placement of John C. Fortson as the new president and CEO of NYSE-traded Ingevity Corp. in North Charleston, SC. D. Michael Wilson resigned in February in regard to what the company called “matters relating to his personal conduct.” Ingevity chairman Richard “Rick” Kelson has been serving as interim president and CEO. Over the

Jobvite Acquires AI and Data Science Team of Predictive Partner

Recruiting software firm Jobvite has acquired the artificial intelligence and data science team of Predictive Partner. Morgan Llewellyn, CEO of Predictive Partner, will serve as Jobvite’s chief data scientist and oversee a team leveraging AI through automation, predictive analytics, data science, machine learning, natural language processing and optical character recognition. “As the first provider to introduce both machine vision

Disruptive Shift has One Sector Looking Far and Wide for Talent

For the first time in more than 20 years, government officials, providers, health plans and employers are recommending telehealth as the first choice for care, as opposed to an alternative – due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a new report by healthcare-focused executive recruiting firm Cejka Search. Before the pandemic, only one in 10 patients in the

Pandemic Fallout: Sudden Surge In CFO Exits

The pressure on chief financial officers during the pandemic has been significant: Rewriting corporate budgets seemingly daily. Bargaining with banks over broken loan covenants. Answering constant calls from investors and board directors. And, in extreme cases, figuring out how to make payroll. All while working with no colleagues around. A new Korn Ferry report, authored by Beau Lambert,

Sterling Martin Associates Recruits Executive Director for Obesity Medicine Association

Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruiting talent for associations and other non-profit organizations, has placed Katrina Crist as the new executive director of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) in Denver, CO. “After an extensive nationwide search, the board of trustees enthusiastically selected Ms. Crist because of her proven experience in growing

KEES Retained by United Methodist Communities to Find VP of Philanthropy 

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES (Kistner Eddy Executive Services) has been retained by Neptune, NJ-based United Methodist Communities (UMC) to help find a new vice president of philanthropy. The assignment is being led by Heather Eddy, president and CEO. UMC, a senior living and healthcare organization, is seeking a senior-level philanthropic professional to complement and grow its development

WittKieffer Adds Interim Leadership Services to Education Practice 

Executive search firm WittKieffer has expanded its interim leadership practice into the field of higher education. The practice, first launched in 2018 to provide interim leaders to the firm’s healthcare industry clients, will now also serve clients in academia that are seeking temporary executives to ensure leadership continuity in these difficult times, the firm said. “Interim executives

Pandemic Changes CHRO Role for Good

The coronavirus pandemic has transformed C-suites all over the world. But for the role of chief human resources officer, the changes have been revolutionary. A new report from IMSA Search examines how the COVID-19 crisis has demanded new capabilities and duties for chief HR officers. It’s conclusion: the role of CHROs shouldn’t be overestimated. “At a time when new risks and

Slone Partners Appoints Executive Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has added esteemed educator Candace Nortey as executive director of diversity, equity and inclusion. In this newly created role, she will help expand the firm’s diversity efforts to enhance opportunities for minority candidates, both internally and for the company’s client partners. “Candace Nortey is an extremely accomplished leader in her field and brings

Coulter Partners Assists Optimapharm in CEO Search

Mark Sharp of life sciences-focused search firm Coulter Partners recently assisted private equity-backed Optimapharm in the recruitment of Andrew Copestake as its new CEO. “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to the executive management team and thank Coulter Partners for their professional support in achieving this high-caliber appointment,” said Harold Chatelus, director of private equity firm The Rohatyn Group.

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