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Recruiters Find New Ways to Add Value for Clients

Technology has changed the game in executive search, making it imperative for recruiters to find new ways of creating value for clients. “With platforms such as LinkedIn providing readily available information on candidates, we’ve seen a disintermediation in the industry,” said John Ellis, CEO of U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group, in a new report by Invenias,

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Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Sports Recruiting Practice

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Jamie Crittenberger as a partner in its U.S. sports practice. He will be based in Washington, D.C. “We’re very excited to welcome Jamie to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “He’s a gold standard recruiter and has more than 20

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

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ManpowerGroup Posts Nine Percent Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of $5 billion, a decrease of nine percent from the same period a year ago. The results beat Wall Street expectations. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected $4.92 billion in revenues. Financial results in the quarter were also impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to foreign currencies compared to the prior year period. U.S. revenue fell 2.1 percent in the first quarter. Revenue also decreased 9.1

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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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Kennedy Executive Search Adds Unterberger & Partner as Member Firm

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Unterberger & Partner, which has offices in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, as its newest member firm. This provides the organization with further access to the German-speaking markets in Europe. Established in 2007, Unterberger & Partner is led by industry veteran Markus Unterberger and operates

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Recruiters Find New Ways to Add Value for Clients

Technology has changed the game in executive search, making it imperative for recruiters to find new ways of creating value for clients. “With platforms such as LinkedIn providing readily available information on candidates, we’ve seen a disintermediation in the industry,” said John Ellis, CEO of U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group, in a new report by Invenias,

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Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Sports Recruiting Practice

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Jamie Crittenberger as a partner in its U.S. sports practice. He will be based in Washington, D.C. “We’re very excited to welcome Jamie to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “He’s a gold standard recruiter and has more than 20

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Slone Partners Finds CEO for Epic Sciences

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Lloyd Sanders as the new CEO of Epic Sciences in San Diego, CA. He replaces Murali Prahalad, who stepped down after six years at the helm to pursue new opportunities. Dr. Prahalad has been appointed to Epic’s board of directors. Leslie Loveless, partner and CEO, led the search along with Kim

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Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Myers Industries

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Myers Industries retained Hanold Associates to find its next CHRO. Partners Keri Gavin, Kile Hanold and Sonia Nagra are leading the assignment. “Reporting to Myers Industries’ CEO, David Banyard, the CHRO is a close strategic partner

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Search Solution Group Promotes Three to Key Roles

Staffing and recruitment firm Search Solution Group has promoted three members of its team to key roles within the organization. Eric Fehr becomes vice president of operations. Josh Mangum was named senior director of corporate strategy. And Ashley Goldberg was chosen to lead the contract staffing group and was appointed president of the staffing division.

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Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for the San Francisco 49ers

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Alex Chang as chief marketing officer of the San Francisco 49ers. Managing director Diana Busino led the search along with recruiter Allie Crone. The 49ers wanted a proven marketing leader with a

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Korn Ferry Lands CEO for Recording Academy

Following an extensive search, Korn Ferry has recruited Deborah Dugan, CEO of the non-profit AIDS organization RED, to succeed Neil Portnow as the Recording Academy’s president and CEO. The board now must approve her compensation package before the appointment becomes official. Reportedly, Ms. Dugan is expected to commence her new role in July. Ms. Dugan has been New York City-based RED’s CEO

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Spencer Stuart Finds Board Members for MEDNAX Inc.

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Carlos A. Migoya and Michael A. Rucker to stand for election to the board of directors at MEDNAX Inc., a publicly traded health solutions partner specializing in neonatology, anesthesiology, radiology, maternal-fetal medicine, other pediatric services and management services. While conducting the searches, Spencer Stuart evaluated the board’s composition and identified additional director

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Russell Reynolds Associates Adds Former BP HR Leader to Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives and other top corporate executives looking for a career change. Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates recently named veteran HR executive Helena Fyda as a consultant in the firm’s corporate officers’ practice. Based in Houston, Ms. Fyda will work closely with C-suite-level executives to help drive

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EMA Partners Opens New Office in Colombia

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, EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, strengthened its presence

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Why Your Board Needs a CHRO

Few would argue against the vital importance of a strong business strategy in establishing direction and planning growth for a company. Strategy, however, represents only half the formula for corporate success. Without a forward-looking human resources plan – a subset of the business strategy designed to maintain and engage the people required to execute the

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Academic Search Seeks President for Athens State University

In a search spearheaded by education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search, Athens State University in Alabama has narrowed the choices for its next president to four finalists. Senior consultants John W. Garland and Eric Richtmyer are leading the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based search firm. The school’s previous president, Robert Glenn, resigned last year to accept the

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Morris & Berger Recruits CEO for World of Children

The non-profit sector is one of the fastest growing areas within executive search today. Recently, Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, placed Stefaan Poortman as executive director of World of Children in Irvine, CA. “After conducting a nationwide executive search, it is an honor and a privilege to welcome Stefaan

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20/20 Foresight Names Leader of New York Offices

Chicago-based 20/20 Foresight Executive Search and 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing have announced the appointment of Rebecca Wilson as managing director, leading the sister companies’ New York offices. Ms. Wilson has more than 25 years experience working for top financial services companies specializing in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing. She previously held senior roles with Citibank, First USA Bank (acquired

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Recruiting Consortium TalentLaunch Appoints President

TalentLaunch, a network of independently-operated recruitment firms, has named Doug Dandurand as its president. In this role, he will be responsible for the overall strategy and growth of its network of recruiting firms. “We are excited to have Doug as president of the TalentLaunch network,” said Aaron Grossman, founder and CEO of TalentLaunch and co-founder

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Reskilling: A Game-Changing Opportunity for Search Firms

Skills shortages are a well-documented hurdle for executive search firms. Those firms surveyed by Bullhorn cited the challenge as their top challenge in 2015, 2016 and 2017, but the problem appears to be getting worse. Unemployment is at historic lows — for the first time in the history of labor statistics, there are 6.7 million openings for

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Boston Symphony Orchestra Taps Lindauer to Find Development Chief

Boston-based recruitment firm Lindauer has been selected by the Boston Symphony Orchestra to find a new chief development officer. Vice president Libby Roberts is leading the assignment. Now in its 138th season, the organization wants someone with a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience and demonstrated success setting and exceeding ambitious philanthropic goals, said the search

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Scion Executive Search Seeks CEO for the Historic Trust in Washington State

Scion Executive Search, which specializes in the non-profit sector, has been selected to find a new president and chief executive officer for the Historic Trust, a Vancouver, WA preservation group. Gregory Goode, who served in the role less than four months, abruptly stepped down last month. Board member Mike Williams is currently serving as interim

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Boyden Names Leader of Cross-Sector Global CEO and Board Services Practice

Boyden has named Roger T. Duguay, managing partner of the Montréal office, as leader of its cross-sector global CEO and board services practice. He succeeds Tom Flannery, who will continue as managing partner of the firm’s Pittsburgh office and as the North American leader of the CEO and board services practice. Mr. Duguay will continue as a managing

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PRAXI Alliance Adds New Office in Oslo

Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search recently added a new office in Oslo, Norway. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, with more than 30 countries and 70 offices worldwide. Lasse Berner and Rune Repstad, partners of PRAXI member firm Academic Search International, will manage the location. The consortium said that it will be

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What Are the Traits of an Ideal Executive?

From biotech and machine learning to cryptocurrencies and ride-sharing, our economy is in a state of flux. As such, it’s critical to recruit executives that possess the right qualities to steer businesses through uncharted waters. The best leaders have a strong portfolio of future-oriented and change-ready skills that enable them to keep responding to fluctuating market demands. Perhaps

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Phillips Oppenheim Tapped to Find New Leader for Museum for California Art

Museums are increasingly turning to specialist recruiters to help fill critical senior-level leadership roles. As these positions grow more sophisticated and complex, the hunt for top-flight talent to fill these roles becomes all the more important. With that, search fees across the space are rising substantially, according to recruiters. Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim was recently selected

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Summit Search Solutions in Hunt for Diversity & Inclusion Chief for Southern Oregon University

Executive recruitment firm Summit Search Solutions has been enlisted to find a chief diversity and inclusivity officer for Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR. Senior consultants Stephanie Fowler and Sona Andrews are leading the assignment for the firm. The CDIO is charged with leading the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives

StevenDouglas Opens Office in San Diego

Executive search firm StevenDouglas is continuing its recent expansion with opening an office in San Diego, CA.  It will be the eighth office opened in less than two years. The firm has named Bradley Swisher to join the new office as managing director of technology search. A big part of the firm’s recent growth is attributed

Association Strategies Lands CEO for the American Society of Appraisers

As the economy continues to strengthen, hiring in the non-profit sector has been gaining momentum. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. The non-profit sector has also become a hot area for corporate executives looking to switch careers. According to executive recruiters, business managers and executives are turning to the non-profit

New Street Group Acquires Wickland Westcott

Consulting and people solutions business, New Street Group, has announced its acquisition of London-based executive search and leadership consultancy Wickland Westcott. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Wickland Westcott provides executive search, leadership and management consultancy services. With over 40 years of experience, Wickland Westcott blends commercial judgement with psychological expertise to enhance organizational and individual

How to Prepare for Next Generation Board Talent

Roughly 50 percent of S&P 500 companies will be replaced in the next 10 years — a reality that reflects a complex landscape of emerging risks, as well as the immense pressure on today’s companies to innovate or be left behind. As investors and market pressures drive organizations to become more digital, more global and

Korn Ferry Seeks Head Basketball Coach for Vanderbilt

Just a few months after recruiting Vanderbilt University’s athletic director, Korn Ferry has been asked to find the school’s next head basketball coach. Bryce Drew, whose teams had a record of 40-59 over his three years at the helm, was let go last month. “Vanderbilt is committed to competing at the highest levels on and

Herbert Mines Tapped by Lumber Liquidators to Find CFO

New York-based executive recruiter Herbert Mines Associates has been selected by Lumber Liquidators Holdings, a specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, to spearhead its search for a new CFO. Martin D. Agard will step down from the company effective Friday to accept a new role with a company in Florida. Timothy J. Mulvaney, the company’s chief accounting officer, has been named interim CFO.

Human Capital Group Adds Former Chief People Officer to Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, the Human Capital Group, based in Nashville, TN, expanded with the addition of former HR executive David Alexander as managing director. Based in the firm’s Dallas office, he is charged with supporting the firm’s ongoing growth of

Kingsley Gate Partners Acquires Latin American Search Firm

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. In an effort to expand its global presence, Kingsley Gate Partners recently acquired Latin American executive search firm CPGroup Latam. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. “We’re excited to welcome our Latin American colleagues,” said Nancy Albertini, senior partner, Office of the CEO, Kingsley Gate Partners.

Defining Leadership by Gender, Generations and Geographies

Traditional gender stereotypes about men’s and women’s roles in the workplace and at home have helped to create overarching assumptions about what truly matters to each gender when it comes to careers, how to define great leadership, and expectations about diversity in the workplace. Many of us have also been quick to define entire generations

Parker Executive Search Lands President for Colorado State University

Atlanta-based recruitment firm Parker Executive Search has helped move the current provost of West Virginia University (WVU) Joyce E. McConnell to a new role as the 15th president of Colorado State University (CSU). She will succeed Tony Frank, who begins serving as chancellor of the CSU System July 1. Rico Munn, chair of the CSU system board of governors, described Ms. McConnell

Protis Global Finds President for INDUS Holding Co.

Executive search firm Protis Global has placed Joe Bayern as president of INDUS Holding Co. Mr. Bayern will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Salinas, CA-based cannabis company, reporting to Robert Weakley, founder and chief executive officer, and the board of directors. Mr. Bayern joins INDUS from global beverage company VOSS of Norway. In his eight years

InveniasPartners Appoints President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments in the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: InveniasPartners, a Chicago-based healthcare executive search and talent advisory services firm, named Joseph E. Fournier as vice chairman and president. He joined the firm as a partner and chief people

Eric Salmon & Partners Expands in Singapore

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices and hire new recruiters. Recently, Paris-headquartered executive search firm Eric Salmon & Partners strengthened its office in Singapore with the addition of Brindha Bal as a partner. The office now has six partners on

Growing Influence of Private Equity Pushing Recruiters to Deliver Value, Not Just People

To thrive in today’s executive search market, recruiting firms must take “extreme ownership” of client needs, said Rick DeRose and Kevin O’Neill, managing partners of the executive search firm Acertitude, in a new report by Invenias, a global provider of cloud-based software for executive search firms. As internal talent teams have grown more sophisticated and capable,

Diversified Search Recruits CEO for Martha’s Table

Following a national talent hunt, Diversified Search placed former Obama administration official Kim Ford as the new president and CEO of Martha’s Table, a food access and education not-for-profit. The Washington, D.C.-based charity’s current leader, Patty Stonesifer, recently announced that she plans to retire this summer after six years in the role. Leading the national search were Dale E.

McCormack+Kristel Seeks Executive Director for East Bay Community Law Center

Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has been selected by the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley, CA to find its next executive director. “This is an opportunity for an accomplished, entrepreneurial leader to join a growing mission-driven non-profit organization dedicated to education and social justice,” said McCormack+Kristel. “The successful candidate will become a part of a distinguished

Ward Howell Opens Office in Houston

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has opened a new office in Houston and the addition of Thomas W. Dowdy, as partner, to lead it. He becomes a member of the firm’s energy practice. Mr. Dowdy worked for the predecessor firm of the current Ward Howell, in Russia, in the 1990s. “We are excited to welcome Tom back to

Wilton & Bain Joins Inclusive Culture Pledge

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is becoming increasingly important for both employers and employees. Research has shown that diverse businesses are 35 percent more likely to financially outperform their industry’s national average. For potential job hunters, 67 percent now consider a diverse workforce to be an important factor when considering job offers. Recently, London-based

A Bright and Busy Future for Executive Recruiters

A tight labor market with low unemployment means companies are struggling to find qualified talent, costs associated with talent acquisition are rising and a lengthy hiring process is now the rule, not the exception. Recent surveys of hiring managers and individuals just completed from CareerBuilder, Inavero and the American Staffing Association (ASA) identified these major

Boyden Places CEO for CHEO Research Institute

Global executive search firm Boyden has placed Jason Berman as the new chief executive officer and scientific director of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute and vice president for research of CHEO in Ottawa, Ontario. Dr. Berman, who starts his new role August 1, currently works for the Izaak Walton Killam Hospital

Blair Search Partners Recruits CEO for the San Diego Foundation

San Diego-based Blair Search Partners has recruited Mark Stuart as the new president and chief executive officer for the San Diego Foundation. Principal Trevor Blair led the assignment. The national search, which drew more than 1,000 candidates, began last year when Blair Search was appointed to assist the foundation board search committee. “The foundation board and I

Jobplex Appoints Partner

Jobplex, the Chicago-based partner company of DHR International, has expanded with the addition of Claire Sylvestre as partner. Prior to joining Jobplex, Ms. Sylvestre served as director and executive international recruiter for YER USA in Chicago. In this role, she spearheaded business development functions and ran all aspects of recruitment functions to source new clients and candidates.

Ccentric Group Forms Alliance with Wavelength

Sydney-headquartered executive search firm Ccentric Group has established a partnership with Wavelength, one of Australia’s largest medical recruitment agencies. “The companies share the same values of being dedicated to client needs, a strong focus on quality and service, and attracting and retaining the best employees,” said Wayne Bruce, founder and director of Ccentric Group. “It

Why Cannabis Companies Need Purpose Driven Leaders

Investors poured $10 billion into cannabis in North America in 2018, twice what was invested in the last three years combined. The North American market is expected to reach more than $16 billion in 2019. While talent deficits are a problem in every industry, the marijuana field is exceptionally short on senior-level leaders who can

Fogler Consulting Seeking Head Basketball Coach for UNLV

With NCAA college basketball’s “March Madness” in full swing, some schools that have been left on the sidelines are looking to find new coaches to help their teams climb back into the competition. The University of Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV), for one, recently enlisted executive search firm Fogler Consulting to lead the search for its next

Young Mayden Finds New Leader for the Houston Bar Association

Legal recruiting continues to be a hot area for search firms. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move as a result of changes in government administrations, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is expected to be

IRC Global Adds 20/20 Foresight Executive Search

Global search consortiums continue to add new members across the global. The latest: IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) just added Chicago-based 20/20 Foresight Executive Search as its fifth member firm in the U.S. 20/20 Foresight primarily serves companies involved in the real estate, financial services and service industries. It was established by Bob Cavoto in

Heidrick & Struggles Announces Promotions

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the executive ladder within their respective firms. Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has promoted 14 partners and 25 principals in its search and consulting businesses globally. “Our consultants are working with our clients to build the best leadership teams around the world,” said Krishnan

Greenwood / Asher & Associates Finds President for University of South Florida

A number of top colleges around the country are looking for high-profile leaders to take them into the future. In most cases, executive recruiting firms have had a hand in some aspect of the search and selection process. Greenwood / Asher & Associates has recruited Steven Currall as the president of the University of South Florida (USF). If approved by

B.E. Smith Leads Chief Nursing Officer Searches for Baylor University Medical Center and University of New Mexico Hospitals

As the life sciences sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, in fact, it is the chief nursing

Riviera Partners Adds Four New Partners in New York

Riviera Partners, a search firm specializing in C-level engineering, product and design leader placements, has announced an expansion in New York with the promotion of four recruiters as partners. In order to meet increasing market demands, the San Francisco-based recruiter promoted directors Isa Guardalabene, Jason Hann, Sandy Ma and Sophie Thomas. The move will support

WilsonHCG Opens Office in Romania

Global talent solutions provider Wilson Human Capital Group (WilsonHCG) has expanded with the addition of a new office in Bucharest, Romania. “Although we continue to expand our offices in Krakow, Poland, and London and Manchester in the U.K., since our inception in 2002 we have strived to have the best talent on our team,” said John Wilson,

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