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NPAworldide Adds 11 New Member Firms in the U.S.

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 11 new member locations as it continues to expand its global roster. NPA now has 530 member offices across six continents. Membership in the network allows independent recruiters to serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms. Get Our Latest Report! Find Out How Top Talent Enriches Returns For


Interviewing in Times of COVID-19

With the coronavirus spreading around the world, it is essential to start applying alternative solutions to carry on with our daily routines. Government might have restricted our physical and social interactions, but people remain constantly connected through technology. Even locked in their houses, many individuals continue to actively look for a job opportunity or seek

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Major Paradigm Shifts Coming Out of the Coronavirus Crisis

Bound to reshape society in lasting ways, the current pandemic is shining a bright light across countless industries, unearthing both vulnerabilities and opportunities. Manufacturing, particularly in pharma, will come closer to home. Infrastructure needs more fiber and wireless access. E-commerce becomes an even more sizeable force. Telemedicine stands to see major gains. And on it

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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?


College of Mount Saint Vincent Taps RH Perry & Associates for President Search

Asheville, NC-based RH Perry & Associates has been chosen to find the next president for the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY. Managing partner Matthew Kilcoyne and senior consultant Kathy Krendl are spearheading the assignment. Last summer, Charles L. Flynn Jr. announced that he would be stepping down after 20 years in the


NPAworldide Adds 11 New Member Firms in the U.S.

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 11 new member locations as it continues to expand its global roster. NPA now has 530 member offices across six continents. Membership in the network allows independent recruiters to serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms. Get Our Latest Report! Find Out How Top Talent Enriches Returns For


Interviewing in Times of COVID-19

With the coronavirus spreading around the world, it is essential to start applying alternative solutions to carry on with our daily routines. Government might have restricted our physical and social interactions, but people remain constantly connected through technology. Even locked in their houses, many individuals continue to actively look for a job opportunity or seek


Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Tailored Brands, Seeks HR Leaders for Moderna Therapeutics

Hanold Associates’ Keri Gavin, Mayank Parikh, Lisa Butkus and Jason Hanold have placed former Coca-Cola Co. executive Shane Smith as the new chief human resources officer of Tailored Brands. Moderna Therapeutics, a company racing to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, is also partnering with the Chicago-based search firm for multiple HR leadership searches. Mr. Smith


Caldwell Sees COVID-19 Pandemic Impacting Search Business

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q2 revenues of $16.8 million (Canadian), a 15.8 percent jump from a year ago. But an impact from the pandemic is expected in coming quarters. “Our team had a fantastic quarter but given the rapidly changing state of the world and the markets, our attention is solidly on the here and now,” said John


Unemployment Rate Rises, Expected to Surge 16 Percent

Employment fell by 701,000 last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 4.4 percent low, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. The number of unemployed currently stands at 7.1 million. Over the last two weeks, 10 million Americans have filed for temporary unemployment benefits. That’s two percent of the


Keep Calm and Recruit: Why Now is the Best Time to Assess Your Talent Assets

With all the drama around the coronavirus crisis, it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that it might – just might, and with luck – be short-lived. When that happens, the world can start to get back to normal. “Many companies took advantage of the recent easy, good times to build their businesses,”


The Jacobson Group Recruits CEO for American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company

Major global organizations in all sectors are seeking a record number of insurance leaders with the combination of both digital and industry or “domain” experience, report executive recruiters familiar with the space. Companies looking for these C-suite executives require both insurance expertise and high levels of “digital proficiency,” they say – a combination that is


Pandemic Crisis Forces 10 Million Americans into Unemployment

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed unemployment claims in historic numbers, with the Labor Department reporting Thursday a surge to 6.6 million. Nearly 10 million people have filed for unemployment benefits in two weeks. Economists now expect the U.S. economy to fall into a recession in the second quarter, before staging a comeback


Is Hiring on Hold? Not According to Some Recruiters

Market uncertainty and disruption is going to create uncertainty and disruption in your workforce. This is especially true if you are in an industry that is being heavily impacted by coronavirus disease (COVID-19), like the airline industry, energy sector and hospitality market, where the impact is most volatile. Conversely, in healthcare, life sciences, private equity,


Hudson Global Posts 40 Percent Revenue Gain; Pandemic Creating Uncertainty Ahead

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted 2019 full-year revenues of $93.8 million, a 40.2 percent from a year earlier. The firm’s Americas revenue of $13.6 million decreased two percent, Asia Pacific revenue of $61.4 million increased 77 percent, and Europe revenue of $18.8 million increased 22 percent. The Old Greenwich, Conn-based recruiting firm posted a net loss of $1 million,


Executive Search Firms Adapt Services to COVID-19 Pandemic

A search assignment that was reported on last December has taken an unusual turn due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the U.S. The search for a new president of Wisconsin’s public university system, led by Storbeck Search & Associates, is making progress, even amid the current health crisis. Spearheading the assignment


McDermott + Bull Places CHRO for Williston Financial Group

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has placed Heather Krablin as senior  vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Williston Financial Group (WFG), a leading provider of homeowner title insurance and related lender services for residential and commercial real estate transactions. Chris Bull, managing partner and co-founder of the search firm, led


AltoPartners Canada Offering No Cost Services to Help Organizations During Pandemic Crisis

Due to the current international COVID-19 crisis, AltoPartners Canada – which includes managing partner Keith Labbett along with his Canadian partners Kevin Hall, Shauna Louie, Oliver Baezner – has started an initiative of offering network and resource services at no cost to assist any organization developing products or services to help the fight against the virus.


Pandemic Crisis Leads Saenger Associates to Cut Recruiting Cycle Time to 30 Days

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation, executive search experts at Saenger Associates have created a special program for clients who have an immediate need to fill executive or senior management positions. The firm’s new “Virtual Fast-Tracked 30-Day Retained Executive Search” offer, which is focused on the aerospace & defense and industrial products industries, essentially


James & Co. Recruits Worldwide ERC Chief Executive

New York City-based executive search firm James & Co. has assisted in the placement of Lynn Shotwell as the new president and chief executive officer of Worldwide ERC, a trade association for talent management and global mobility knowledge and innovation. “The leadership team, board of directors and I are thrilled to work with an executive


Momenta Partners Appoints Start-Up Advisory Practice Leader

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has expanded with the addition of Blaine Mathieu as partner in advising and leader of its start-up advisory practice. Momenta Partners was founded as digital industry growth partners, investing in, advising and placing executive-level talent for leading and emerging companies focused on the digitization and transformation of industry. With the addition


Managing Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing worldwide public health concerns and widespread disruptions across the global economy, including for businesses and schools. It has caused society to put a pause on public gatherings, sporting events, the arts, restaurants and nightlife, which otherwise would have provided relief during difficult times. As the crisis unfolded last week, the


N2Growth Adjusts Search Fees to Help Clients During Pandemic Crisis

N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, will be deferring 50 percent of all search fees for new engagements until after the COVID-19 pandemic has been contained. “This is a rather unprecedented time, and it’s during times like this that we need to come together and find opportunities to serve each other,” said


Koblentz Group Tapped to Find CEO for St. Vincent de Paul of Georgia

The Koblentz Group has been selected to find the next chief executive officer for St. Vincent de Paul of Georgia (SVdP Georgia), an Atlanta area social service group. The organization’s current CEO, John Berry, will retire in September after 13 years in the role. Partner Jeffrey Neppl is leading the assignment for the executive recruitment


Furst Group Recruits Chief People Officer for BJC HealthCare 

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;


Development Guild DDI Recruits Chief Development Officer for Greenpeace

Executive recruitment firm Development Guild DDI, which focuses on the non-profit sector, has placed Tricia Hart as chief development officer for the environmental group Greenpeace. Managing director Sherry Ettleson led the assignment. Ms. Hart most recently served as national director of marketing and engagement at Amnesty International USA, where she expanded direct mail and digital giving programs


ZRG Partners Appoints Retail Practice Global Leader

ZRG Partners has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Brian Meany as managing partner and global head of its retail practice. He will be based in the firm’s New York City office. Mr. Meany has spent the past 25 years as managing director for Herbert Mines Associates, where he executed C-suite searches across the retail, fashion, wholesale


Unemployment Claims Surge as COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis Deepens

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis filed unemployment claims in historic numbers, with the Labor Department reporting Thursday a surge to 3.28 million, an increase of 3,001,000 from the previous week’s revised level. Consensus expectations were for 1.64 million claims. The previous record was 695,000 claims filed the week ended October 2, 1982. Initial jobless claims


Parker Executive Search Finds Next President for the University of Wyoming

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has assisted the University of Wyoming in the recruitment Edward Seidel as the school’s 28th president. The board of trustees announced last year that it would not be renewing the contract of Laurie Nichols, who was hired in 2016. Laura Wilder, the search firm’s president, is leading the assignment along with vice president of

Interviewing in Times of COVID-19

With the coronavirus spreading around the world, it is essential to start applying alternative solutions to carry on with our daily routines. Government might have restricted our physical and social interactions, but people remain constantly connected through technology. Even locked in their houses, many individuals continue to actively look for a job opportunity or seek

ZRG Partners Names Global Head of Fintech

ZRG Partners has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Abe Doctor as managing director and global head of the fintech practice. Mr. Doctor joins ZRG from TritonExec where he served as managing partner and head of North America, driving double-digit annual growth in the region. Previously, he was with Korn Ferry as a leader

AIMS International Appoints Global Automotive & Mobility Practice Leader

Executive search consortium AIMS International has named Olivier Legrand as its new global automotive and mobility practice leader. After six years of driving the global automotive and mobility practice, Alexander Müller has decided to step down from his global role. “I am proud of the successes we have had with the team over the last years, establishing AIMS International as a

Working Virtually Keeps Everyone Safe and Productive

Staying at home may be the best way to stay safe in these early days of the global coronavirus crisis, but it also happens to be the best way to get the most done at work. That is according to a new Korn Ferry survey of professionals regarding working virtually. The vast majority of respondents

Odgers Berndtson Names Board Services Practice Leader

Odgers Berndtson has appointed Clarke Havener as vice chairman, head of board services, and as a member of the firm’s aerospace, defense and national security sector. “We’re thrilled to have someone with Clarke’s extensive executive search and board experience join Odgers Berndtson and to lead our board services practice,” said Steve Potter, CEO of U.S. Odgers

The Christopher Group Selected by Terumo BCT to Fill Top HR Post

The Christopher Group (TCG) has been retained by Terumo BCT to lead its search for a senior vice president of human resources. The assignment is being led by managing director Nathaniel Schiffer, recruiting director Jeff Wilbanks and senior operations manager Matthew Duda. “Terumo BCT provides the opportunity to fundamentally improve healthcare,” said Mr. Schiffer. “They are primed for growth in

CohenTaylor Executive Search Seeks CEO for Children’s Cancer Research Fund

Minneapolis-based CohenTaylor Executive Search has been enlisted to help find a chief executive officer for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF). The Minneapolis-based non-profit wants a dynamic and visionary CEO to guide the organization through its continued growth trajectory, said CohenTaylor Excutive Search. Reporting to the board of directors, the leader will be expected to provide

4c Executive Search Launches New Service Offering

Belfast-based 4c Executive Search has launched 7twenty Professional Search in response to a gap in the market for a dedicated service specializing in the recruitment of middle management roles within core business services, such as HR, finance and marketing. Managing director Gordon Carson said the investment followed “significant and increasing demand” from 4c Executive’s portfolio of clients.

Recruiting Senior Executives for the Federal Government

Executive recruitment for the federal government is not exactly the same as finding talent for the corporate world. One of the main differences, according to recruiters, is the application process and the time it takes to fill positions. Candidates must apply through the USAJOBS website, which can often be confusing and a challenge to navigate.

CarterBaldwin Completes Two Top Searches for Christian Organizations

CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Vicki VannBerstein as the new chief executive officer of America’s Christian Credit Union (ACCU) and Debra A. Schwinn as the ninth president of Palm Beach Atlantic University. Founding partner Price Harding led both assignments and Chris Hornsby assisted in the Palm Beach Atlantic University search. “Calling” is a word that is often-used in the faith-based

B.E. Smith Recruits CEO for Estes Park Health

B.E. Smith, a healthcare-focused executive search firm, has placed Vern Carda as next chief executive officer for Estes Park Health, a medical center in Estes Park, CO. He will start his new role on March 23. Larry Leaming recently retired from the organization’s top role. Mick Ruel, vice president of executive search, led the assignment.

Stanton Chase Names Aerospace and Defense Practice Leader in Dubai

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Fadi Sbaiti as partner and leader for the firm’s aerospace and defense team in Dubai. “Fadi brings with him a strong military background and long expertise in aerospace, defense, security and data management sectors, which will support the rise in demand of these competencies in leadership positions for

Jensen Partners Names Infrastructure Investments Practice Leader

New York City-based Jensen Partners has appointed George Lewis as the leader of its infrastructure investments practice and managing director in the firm’s London office. “George is a well-known player in our industry and be brings with him an unmatched level of specialist knowledge about global infrastructure investing and private placements,” said Sasha Jensen, founder and CEO of

Korn Ferry Posts 8.6 Revenue Increase, Suspends Fiscal Q4 Guidance Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted fiscal third quarter revenues of $515.3 million, up 8.6 percent from last year. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – recorded net income of $20 million, or $0.36 and $0.75 per share and adjusted diluted earnings per share, respectively. During the third quarter, Korn

DHR International Lands Athletics Director for Georgia Southern University

Executive recruitment firm DHR International has placed Jared Benko as the new director of athletics at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. Mr. Benko has more than a decade of progressive leadership experience in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). For the past four years, he has been deputy director of athletics/chief financial officer at Mississippi State

Kincannon & Reed Assisted the Illinois Soybean Association in CEO Search

Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has assisted the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) in the recruitment of John Lumpe as its new chief executive officer. He was selected from a deep pool of qualified candidates seeking the position. Managing director Carolyn Schubert led the assignment. “John Lumpe will be a tremendous asset to the

RSR Partners Launches Board and CEO Services Practice

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners recently launched a new board and CEO services practice. It was created to partner with CEOs and boards to understand issues, assess opportunities and strategically advise to ensure that sustainable growth strategies are optimized, according to the search firm. “Boards and CEOs today face complex challenges at an accelerating pace driven by the

Mercuri Urval Names CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Mercuri Urval, a global Swedish executive search, professional recruitment and talent advisory organization founded in 1967, has appointed Richard Moore as its new chief executive officer. Mr. Moore joined Mercuri

National Hiring Outlook Remains Positive, Despite Looming Fears

U.S. employers are saying they expect the hiring pace to remain steady into the second quarter of 2020. That is good news in light of recent swings in American stock markets. Employers in 23 percent of U.S. businesses surveyed expected to add to payrolls, while three percent anticipated a decrease and 73 percent expected no

ON Partners Lands New CEO for Arcadia Beverage 

Executive search firm ON Partners has helped to place David Moller as the new chief executive officer for Arcadia Beverage, an Ashville, NC-based beverage supplier for local and global retailers. Managing partner Tim Conti led the assignment. Mr. Moller brings more than 25 years of consumer product and business-to-business organizational expertise to his new role. Most

Development Guild DDI Seeks New Leader for League School of Greater Boston

Executive recruitment firm Development Guild DDI, which focuses on the non-profit sector, has been selected by League School of Greater Boston, a private school for students on the autism spectrum, to lead its search for a new executive director. Current leader Frank A. Gagliardi plans to retire in the spring. President William Weber is leading the assignment.

Raines International Expands to Buenos Aires

New York-based Raines International recently opened a new office in Buenos Aires to serve as its Latin American headquarters and to strengthen the firm’s research and analytics team. Duncan Piper, head of Buenos Aires operations, oversees the new office and is responsible for building Raines’ client service and search operations. Director Kare Hernandez, also based in the

IIC Partners Names New Practice Leaders

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has appointed Louise Gatenby as leader for the firm’s consumer and retail practice group and Cecile Hofer as leader of its financial services practice group. Ms. Gatenby is managing partner and co-founder of the Orcid Partnership in Liverpool, England. She previously served as deputy leader and has over 25 years of

How to Leverage Talent Assessment & Development in Uncertain Times

With the recent unemployment rate matching a 50-year low, the current economic expansion is the longest running in U.S. history. But there could be trouble ahead. “Now, new international threats, including risks posed by a global coronavirus pandemic, Brexit and climate change, could knock the economy into a recession,” according to recent report by Odgers

Turnkey Search Seeks Leader for MLS Charlotte

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has been enlisted to help fill a key leadership role for MLS Charlotte, a Major League Soccer expansion team in North Carolina. The title of the role will be either president or chief business officer, depending on the experience of the chosen candidate. Late last year, hedge

Academic Search Recruits President for Norwich University

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has recruited Col. Mark Anarumo as the new president of Norwich University in Northfield, VT. After more than 28 years of service, Richard W. Schneider is stepping down from the role in June. Andrea Warren Hamos and Maya Ranchod Kirkhope led the assignment. “The board of trustees is very excited to name

Fortra Search Adds Technology Recruitment Veteran

Palo Alto, CA-based Fortra Search has expanded with the addition of Christine Williams as partner. She is an established search expert with a history of working exclusively with tech companies. “Fortra Search is known for delivering the very best executive-level sales and business development talent to fuel growth and capitalize on market opportunity,” said Andy Grosso, founding partner

Cielo Acquires AsiaNet China    

Brookfield, WI-based Cielo, a strategic recruitment process outsourcing firm, has acquired AsiaNet China, an RPO, executive search, recruitment and payroll (HRO) business based in Shanghai. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “There’s major demand for RPO in the China market,” said Sue Marks, founder and CEO of Cielo. “This acquisition builds on our existing capability in China to better serve our

Jobs Report Solid Despite Growing Coronavirus Concerns

Employers added 273,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.5 percent matching a 50-year low, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Economists polled by MarketWatch forecast a 165,000 increase. The February gain is the 113th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed currently stands at 5.8 million. U.S. economic

Rosenzweig & Company Places New Leader for eSight Corp.

Executive search firm Rosenzweig & Company has placed the new president and CEO of eSight Corp., a leading vision enhancing platform based in Toronto. Robert Vaters joins eSight from Newport Board Group where he served as a partner in the healthcare practice focusing on medical device companies. In his new role, Mr. Vaters will lead all

Caldwell Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Stack Overflow

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, recently placed Tim Miller as the new chief revenue officer of Stack Overflow. Mr. Miller is a proven enterprise technology sales leader with over 20 years of experience. Beginning as an individual contributor, he has risen to the level of senior vice president

Bedford Consulting Group Adds Nuclear Power Specialist Advisor

Toronto-based executive search and talent management solutions provider Bedford Consulting Group has formed a strategic advisory relationship with nuclear power executive Ian Rowley. “We are very excited to have Ian join our team and provide his expert knowledge of the nuclear power industry,” said David McPherson, partner for Bedford’s energy and industrial technology group. “Ian will be

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