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Jensen Partners Launches New Platform to Address Diversity Hiring

Today, New York City-based Jensen Partners, a woman-owned executive search and corporate advisory firm for the alternative investment management industry, will launch DiversityMetrics, a software platform to combine self-reported diversity data and human capital management technology specifically designed for asset managers seeking to quantify, measure, report and improve workforce diversity and inclusion – both within their

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Caldwell Places Chief Revenue Officer at Rasa Technologies 

Top-drawer chief revenue officers are commonly found at start-ups and smaller businesses and tend to the bottom line while the rest of the C-level team expands key partnerships, seeks growth opportunities, or sources funding. That is changing. Larger businesses now view the CRO post as an essential, long-term role. In one recent search, Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing

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SearchWide Global Assists Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky in CEO Search 

Retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global recently assisted in the placement of Brad Niva as the new president and CEO of non-profit Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky in Montana. Search firm vice president Nicole Newman led the assignment. Mr. Niva brings an extensive background in the outdoor and tourism industry. Most recently, he served as the

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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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HC Smith Recruits Executive Director for Las Vegas Philharmonic 

Following a nationwide executive search, Beachwood, OH-based executive search firm HC Smith has assisted in the placement of Anne Berquist as the new executive director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic. “I am thrilled and honored to be the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s executive director,” Ms. Berquist told Broadway World. “The Philharmonic has a long and prestigious history, and there are countless

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Jensen Partners Launches New Platform to Address Diversity Hiring

Today, New York City-based Jensen Partners, a woman-owned executive search and corporate advisory firm for the alternative investment management industry, will launch DiversityMetrics, a software platform to combine self-reported diversity data and human capital management technology specifically designed for asset managers seeking to quantify, measure, report and improve workforce diversity and inclusion – both within their

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Caldwell Places Chief Revenue Officer at Rasa Technologies 

Top-drawer chief revenue officers are commonly found at start-ups and smaller businesses and tend to the bottom line while the rest of the C-level team expands key partnerships, seeks growth opportunities, or sources funding. That is changing. Larger businesses now view the CRO post as an essential, long-term role. In one recent search, Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing

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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeking CFO for Rail Safety and Standards Board 

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), an independent British non-profit company which supports its members to deliver a better, safer railway through its research, standards, and analysis, has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to lead its search for a chief financial officer. RSSB’s new CFO, who will be based in London, will report to the

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KEES Recruits Executive Director for The Acorn Theater

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm, KEES, has recruited Beth Kaskel as the new executive director of The Acorn Theater (The Acorn) in Three Oaks, MI. Sandra Thompson, who has held The Acorn’s executive director role for the last five years announced in November that she would be shifting from administration, fundraising and general management to focus specifically on artistic

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AMS Expands into Russia

Global provider of talent outsourcing and advisory services, AMS, has continued its global expansion opening a dedicated Russian entity. This latest move follows an increase in demand for talent solutions in the country across multiple industries, including pharmaceutical, life sciences and fast-moving consumer goods. “Located in Moscow and with a dedicated team with the knowledge, experience

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For Cannabis Companies, Aligning C-Suite Leadership is Job One

Cannabis companies face unique challenges as they move through various business stages. Many founders began as growers without extensive business experience and as they move through the business lifecycle into a second-stage start-up, they might realize they need to scale their leadership team, bringing on people who complement their own strengths and weaknesses for a

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Hanold Associates Taps CHRO for Millennium Trust Company

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive has placed Karyn DeFalco as chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Millennium Trust Company (MTC), a leading fintech company providing retirement and investment solutions. Partners Sandra Peña, Sonia Nagra and Adam Watson led the assignment. Ms. DeFalco’s appointment follows John Samaan’s decision to step down as CHRO to pursue another

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Frederickson Partners Recruits Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Leader for Western Digital

Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners recently placed Lise Edwards as senior director of equity, inclusion and diversity at data-centric solutions company Western Digital. “We’re very excited to have Lise join Western Digital in this important role,” said Lori Sundberg, executive vice president and chief human resources officer of Western Digital. “She brings years of experience in

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accelHRate Partners with the National Association of Corporate Directors

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 21,000 board members, has enlisted search firm accelHRate to help grow its board director search practice. NACD Board Search will leverage the membership (including NACD certified directors), partners, and ecosystem of NACD to expertly match qualified candidates to available board

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NPAworldwide Adds New Member Firms

As we emerge from a global pandemic, 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. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide recently added The

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Settling Into a New Normal and What That Means for Jobs Recovery

The Labor Department reported that 412,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 360,000 new jobless claims. The previous week’s level was revised down by 1,000 from 376,000 to 375,000. The 4-week moving average was 395,000, a decrease of 8,000 from the previous week’s revised average. This is

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4 Lessons on Leading Through a Crisis

Having worked through a global pandemic that affected every business, some leaders are emerging from this crucible more agile, energized and better prepared to guide their organizations through recovery and beyond. In a recent report, ChampionScott Partners showcased four such leaders and the opportunities they saw in adversity to make their companies stronger, more resilient

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Furst Group Places Chief Growth Officer for Paradigm

Executive recruitment firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, has placed Tom Mafale in the newly created role of chief growth officer at Paradigm, an  industry leader in solving catastrophic and complex healthcare challenges. Paradigm created the chief growth officer position to focus on delivering new and existing products and services to a wider range of

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The Bedford Consulting Group Recruits CEO for AceAge  

Toronto-based executive search and talent management solutions provider Bedford Consulting Group has helped to place John Simmons, former general manager of Abbot Diagnostics, as the new chief executive officer of AceAge Inc. “John is a proven leader with a track record of delivering outstanding results in senior roles with an extensive background in medical devices,” stated

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ClearPath Solutions Introduces Franchise Match Division

ClearPath Solutions, an Irvine, CA-based executive search firm focused on the restaurant and retail industry, has launched ClearPath Franchise Match. “A firm dedicated to serving the franchise industry, ClearPath Franchise Match connects high-growth brands with well-capitalized, proven and operationally savvy franchisees,” the search firm said. ClearPath Solutions partners with founders, brands, family offices and private

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Penn State Hires Spencer Stuart to Assist in Search for Next President 

As part of a phased approach, the board of trustees of Pennsylvania State University has gathered an array of critical characteristics that the university community wants in the successor to president Eric J. Barron, who is retiring next year. The school has called in Spencer Stuart to assist in the search for a new leader.

Diversified Search Group Names Vice Chair and Leader of Global Corporate Practice Group

Diversified Search Group has appointed Aileen K. Alexander to the newly created position as vice chair and leader of the firm’s global corporate practice group. “Aileen Alexander is an innovator,” said founder and chair Judith M. von Seldeneck. “Her exceptional experience and industry insights will contribute significantly not only to our rapidly growing firm, but also

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Caldwell Recruits Senior Partner for Apollo Global Management

Caldwell recently assisted Apollo Global Management in the recruitment of Craig Farr as a senior partner to lead capital solutions activities for the firm. Paul Heller, managing partner of Caldwell’s global financial services practice, led the assignment along with consultant Cristina Toohey. In this newly created position, Mr. Farr will spearhead Apollo’s centralized origination, structuring and distribution platform, reporting

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Rosin Executive Search Assists TMX Group in the Recruitment of New CFO

Rosin Executive Search recently assisted TMX Group in Toronto in the recruitment of financial services industry David Arnold as its new CFO. “We are excited to add a dynamic and experienced financial professional with an impressive track record of execution to TMX Group’s senior leadership team, as we work to advance our global growth strategy

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Signium Names Co-Leaders of Global Technology Practice

Executive search consortium Signium appointed Stéphanie Engels and Alexander de Freitas as new co-leaders of the global technology practice. Based in Zurich, Ms. Engels has developed new business models and coached intrapreneurs as well as partner start-ups. As a partner at Signium, she is experienced in defining new business models with different types of partners (big companies, SMEs and start-ups)

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U.S. Employers Report Strongest Hiring Outlook In 21 Years 

Employers in 32 percent of U.S. businesses surveyed expect an increase in payrolls during the next three months, while three percent expect to trim payrolls and 63 percent anticipate no change, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released by ManpowerGroup. “Employers are ready to bring their workers back as restrictions lift and America gets ready to work,”

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HARTZ Search Recruits Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity Officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has assisted in the placement of Michael Moxley as vice president/chief diversity, inclusion and health equity officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) in Charleston, SC. RSFH, a joint venture between Bon Secours Mercy Health and the Medical Society of South Carolina, is a four-hospital integrated health system with over 671-licensed beds and

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JM Search Recruits CMO for TrueLearn

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. JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, recently assisted in

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Academic Search Assists North Park University in the Recruitment of Provost

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has helped to place Michael S. Carr as the new provost and chief academic officer for North Park University, a Christian university in Chicago. Andrea Warren Hamos and Mahauganee D. Shaw led the assignment. Dr. Carr will join the president’s cabinet, beginning July 1. He succeeds Craig Johnson, who held the role

For Cannabis Companies, Aligning C-Suite Leadership is Job One

Cannabis companies face unique challenges as they move through various business stages. Many founders began as growers without extensive business experience and as they move through the business lifecycle into a second-stage start-up, they might realize they need to scale their leadership team, bringing on people who complement their own strengths and weaknesses for a

Is Leadership Really Sustainable?

As the world gradually starts to lift the restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19, many business leaders are questioning the capitalist models that have been used to build society. From a clean tech perspective, it is a historic moment in which business leaders can choose to return to the world of pollution and waste

Renovata & Company Places CEO at Single Digits 

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has recruited Michael H. Sargent as the new CEO of Single Digits, a provider of high-speed internet access (HSIA) management and support solutions. He succeeds Stephen Singlar, CEO and co-founder of Single Digits, who will remain on the board of directors. The search comes shortly after the firm

Hiring Platform Filtered Secures $7 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses. Filtered, a hiring platform for engineering and technology talent, has secured $7 million in strategic seed funding from the AI Fund and Silicon Valley Data Capital. Founded in 2018, the Boston-based startup provides skills-based interviewing, testing and assessing candidates in real-world work samples. It also uses AI to help

Job Security: Why Mastering New Skills Matters

It is easy to become complacent and think you are the expert in your position, especially if you have held your post for some time. It may be tempting to assume that you have all the skills and knowledge you need to continue being successful. But according to a new report by Sci.bio Recruiting “things

Jobless Claims Fall as Pandemic Subsides in U.S.

The Labor Department reported that 385,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 387,000 new jobless claims. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020, when it was 256,000. The four-week moving average was 428,000, a decrease of 30,500. This is the lowest level

WB&B Executive Search Recruits CFO for TuneCore

WB&B Executive Search has assisted independent DIY digital music distributor TuneCore in the recruitment of Becky Sebber as its new chief financial officer. Leading the assignment for the search team were Kenneth Roldan, chief executive officer; Toyann King, senior partner and head of recruitment; Jeff Greene, senior partner; and Hamilton Roldan, director. “Becky brings with her

Leaders International Seeking CEO for The Native Canadian Center of Toronto  

Leaders International, an executive search firm with eight offices across Canada, has been enlisted to find a chief executive officer for the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT). Leading the assignment are consultant Mike Eagar and Sarah Piotrkowski, search associate. The new leader will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the strategic plan, including

TSI Group Names Leadership Development Practice Leader

Mississauga, ON-headquartered executive search firm TSI Group Inc. has appointed Laurie Wright as leader of its leadership development practice. This move, along with the recent adoption of Teamscope, a data and analytics platform, is part of a larger strategy to deliver more value to our clients. “Our leadership development services enable us to work proactively with the talent that

Isaacson, Miller Tapped by Harvard University to Find Chief Information Officer  

Isaacson, Miller continues to be the go-to recruiter for Harvard University. This time the school has retained the search firm to find a chief information officer. Partner Daniel Rodas, president Vivian Brocard, and senior associate Joanna Cook are leading the assignment. Isaacson, Miller said the position represents an outstanding opportunity for a forward-looking, highly effective and deeply

The Importance of A-Level Talent 

Attracting and retaining top performing executives is the true lifeblood of successful organizations. Yet identifying and attracting them can be a challenging endeavor. Top performers, in leadership roles, will deliver about 50 percent more than the average and will improve their organization’s competitive position. But according to McKinsey & Company, 82 percent of Fortune 500

Caldwell Assists Chargebee in the Recruitment of New Chief Marketing Officer

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, recently placed Sanjay Manchanda as the new chief marketing officer of Chargebee. Mr. Manchanda has helped rapidly scale new product businesses, contributed to building a multi-billion-dollar SaaS business and delivered go-to-market and demand gen strategies for developed and emerging markets at Box

True Search Recruits New CFO for PE-Backed MikMak

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies, especially private equity-backed outfits. To that end, Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search recently placed Jose Rodriguez as the

Klein Hersh Appoints Managing Partner, Sees Jump in Search Activity

Horsham, PA-based Klein Hersh International, an executive search firm focused on the life sciences and healthcare industries, has appointed Jared Kaleck to managing partner. “The promotion reflects Klein Hersh’s ongoing evolution and innovation in life sciences executive search,” the search firm said. It also reflects an effort to oversee and manage growth at the firm: Klein Hersh completed

Executive Search Enters a Pivotal Moment

Most search firms don’t innovate because they are led by people who aren’t very innovative, according to Mike Myatt, founder and chairman of N2Growth. Search firms are most often led by longtime recruiters who have grown up on the inside – “industry insiders refer to this as a safe pair of hands,” he said. Most search

Hanold Associates Recruits SVP of Total Rewards for The New York Times  

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has assisted in the placement of Cassandra Lammers as senior vice president, total rewards for The New York Times. Partners Kile Hanold and Mayank Parikh spearheaded the assignment for the search firm. “As we continue to promote fairness and equality at The Times, how we reward our employees —

The McCormick Group Recruits SVP of Government Affairs at Global Medical Response 

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

Boyden Assists TransLink in the Recruitment of a New CEO

Boyden recently assisted in the recruitment of Kevin Quinn as the new chief executive officer of TransLink, the regional transportation authority for Metro Vancouver. The TransLink board of directors made the appointment following a competitive international candidate search and thorough review process. He takes on the role effective July 19. The assignment was co-led by managing partners

IMD International Search Group Appoints President; New Board Members Elected

Global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has elected Alder Koten’s Jose Ruiz as its new president. Matthias Mohr of Dr. Heimeier & Partner, Germany recently completed his term as president. In addition, Stefan Danis (Mandrake, Canada), Anita Otterheim (Lisberg, Sweden), Daniel Lewczuk (Executive Network, Poland), and Rodolfo Sommer (Sommer Group, Chile) completed their terms as board

Lack of Interview Skills Fueling Post-Pandemic Hiring Crunch

Executive interviewing skills is arguably one of the most critical skills needed to secure the most appropriate sales and management  talent for achieving revenue goals. Research continues to reveal the lack of ongoing interview training being introduced by human resource teams, as well as executive leadership to ensure hiring managers are trained and aware of

Alder Koten Assists Alsea in CEO Search

Executive search and leadership consulting firm Alder Koten has assisted in the placement Fernando Gonzalez as CEO of Mexican restaurant operator Alsea. He succeeds Alberto Torrado, who will begin training him next month to oversee its various brands, including Starbucks, Domino’s Pizza and Burger King. “Fernando’s track record and extensive knowledge and global experience in the retail sector

Work&Partners Retained by Toppan Merrill for CFO Search

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been retained to recruit a chief financial officer for Toppan Merrill. Founder and president Alan Work is leading the assignment. “We are seeking a dynamic financial leader with successful experience at the intersection of digital content, SaaS and fintech that can drive growth and transformation across their business platforms,” said Mr. Work.

Dare to Care Food Bank Taps BoardWalk Consulting to Assist CEO Search

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer of the Dare to Care Food Bank in Louisville, KY. John Sparrow, senior director, and Paula Nicholas, senior research associate, are spearheading the assignment. “For more than 50 years, the Dare to Care Food Bank has helped neighbors

IMSA Search Expands Into the U.K.

Executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners expanded into the U.K. with the addition of Murray Price Executive Search. Graham Murray and Phillip Price join IMSA as U.K. managing partners. “The U.K. offers a major opportunity for expansion in talent acquisition, as companies across the world pivot to their post-pandemic plans,” said Monika Ciesielska, president of IMSA Search Global

Jobless Claims Fall for Fourth Straight Week

The Labor Department reported that 406,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 425,000 new jobless claims. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The 4-week moving average was 458,750, a decrease of 46,000 from the previous week’s unrevised

Mastering the Online Interview

Global executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has been working remotely for more than 35 years facilitating video interviews long before it became a necessity. The firm recently shared with Hunt Scanlon Media some best practices to help clients and candidates prepare to engage remotely, present their best, and ultimately determine if this is someone you

Coulter Partners Recruits CEO for Azitra

Life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has placed Francisco Salva as president and CEO of Azitra Inc. in Branford, CT. He replaces Rick Andrews who is retiring. Client partner Chris Palatucci led the assignment. “We are excited to bring in Francisco’s remarkable experience and leadership,” said Travis Whitfill, co-founder, executive director of advanced technology and chair, scientific

Gold Hill Associates Selected by Blue Mountain Community College to Find New President

Gold Hill Associates, which specializes in executive searches for community colleges, has been chosen to find a new president for Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC) in Pendleton, OR. Leading the assignment is the search firm’s president and chief executive officer, Preston Pulliams. The Blue Mountain Community College Board of Education wants a proven leader with

IIC Partners Adds Hunters of Talent

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has added Hunters of Talent in Brazil as its newest member firm. “We at Hunters of Talent are extremely excited to belong to IIC Partners,” said Antonieta Treviño, founder and CEO. “We know that it is a great commitment, and we are sure that we will be a worthy representation of our country. This partnership strengthens our

For Executive Recruiters, a New Way Forward

As we entered 2021, many in the executive search industry were still trying to figure out how to “go back” and “get back to normal.” As the industry became more clear-eyed that a backward focus is rarely a sound path to the future, things began to change, according to Mike Myatt, founder and chairman of N2Growth.

Building a Comprehensive Diversity Recruiting Strategy

Building an effective diversity recruiting strategy requires commitment, a sound strategy, and most importantly, perseverance. Developing a diversity recruiting strategy that is sustainable is about more than which job boards you subscribe to or the candidate discovery tools you use. “At the executive level, a diversity referral program and diverse interview teams can be effective,

Spencer Stuart Assists Vanderbilt University in Provost Search

Following an extensive nationwide search, Spencer Stuart has assisted Vanderbilt University in the recruitment of C. Cybele Raver as its new provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs. She succeeds Susan R. Wente, who  will depart Vanderbilt June 30 to become president of Wake Forest University. “Professor Cybele Raver is one of the most accomplished academic leaders

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