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Spencer Stuart Tapped by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to Find New Leader

Federal Reserve Bank president searches are some of the most coveted assignments to take on among executive recruiters, and a number of leading search firms have gotten in on the action. The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston recently selected Spencer Stuart to help in its search for a new president and CEO. Eric Rosengren announced his retirement

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BroadView Talent Partners Seeks CFO for Microlending Platform Kiva

Executive search firm BroadView Talent Partners has been retained to find a chief financial officer for Kiva, an international person-to-person microlending platform. “This mission-oriented, dynamic and strategic professional will lead the finance department, working with the executive leadership team to build Kiva and expand the organization’s impact,” said the search firm. Based in San Francisco,

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Diversified Search Group Expands Non-Profit Practice

Diversified Search Group (DSG) has expanded with the addition of Kim Dukes as managing director in its non-profit practice. Ms. Dukes brings to the role 25 years of experience creating balanced talent pools to drive better placement outcomes for organizations in the non-profit space, the firm says. “Kim’s addition to the team comes at a perfect time,”

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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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Mogul Partners with Cupertino Electric to Help Meet DE&I Goals

Recruitment platform and executive search firm Mogul recently inked a deal with San Jose, CA-based Cupertino Electric Inc. (CEI), an electrical engineering and construction company. Mogul offers a talent acquisition platform, diversity recruiting services, inclusive networking events, educational events, and online social communities. “CEI has been actively developing a diversity, equity and inclusion framework to create a

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Spencer Stuart Tapped by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to Find New Leader

Federal Reserve Bank president searches are some of the most coveted assignments to take on among executive recruiters, and a number of leading search firms have gotten in on the action. The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston recently selected Spencer Stuart to help in its search for a new president and CEO. Eric Rosengren announced his retirement

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BroadView Talent Partners Seeks CFO for Microlending Platform Kiva

Executive search firm BroadView Talent Partners has been retained to find a chief financial officer for Kiva, an international person-to-person microlending platform. “This mission-oriented, dynamic and strategic professional will lead the finance department, working with the executive leadership team to build Kiva and expand the organization’s impact,” said the search firm. Based in San Francisco,

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The Moran Company Seeks New CEO for The Animal Foundation

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been enlisted to find the next chief executive officer for The Animal Foundation (TAF) in Las Vegas. Senior search consultant Becky Hauk is leading the assignment. “The CEO of The Animal Foundation will hold one of the most visible and important

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Kingsley Gate Partners Expands in London

Kingsley Gate Partners recently named Andy Davies as senior partner. He will be based in the firm’s London office. “We are thrilled to have Andy join our team,” said Nancy Albertini, senior partner at the search firm. “Our continued global growth into this key market strengthens our ability to deliver above and beyond the expectations

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Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level Since March 2020

The Labor Department reported that 293,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, a decrease of 36,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 3,000 from 326,000 to 329,000. The four-week moving average was 334,250, a decrease

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How PE Firms Can Attract the Best Portfolio Leadership 

The global private equity sector is more than three times bigger than it was just 10 years ago. How can PE firms ensure that they are attracting the best talent to lead their portfolio companies? Despite a COVID-induced 22 percent downturn in private equity fundraising and deal volume in 2020, the broader multi-year trend is

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Westmont Search Places Chief Transformation Officer for Essentia Health 

Executive search firm Westmont Search has placed Karyn Baum as chief transformation officer of Essentia Health in Duluth, MN. As CTO she will be responsible for leading clinicians in process improvement and innovation across the Essentia Health System. The search was conducted by Peter Blau, managing partner and Carolyn Lecocq, search director. Most recently, Dr. Baum served

Caldwell Fills Technology Posts for Concentra Bank  

Drew Railton and Adam Cotterall of Caldwell recently recruited Dave Baldarelli as chief digital officer and Wendy Murphy as chief technology and operations officer at Concentra Bank. Mr. Baldarelli is a motivational leader with a demonstrated ability to guide an organization through innovation and extensive business transformation. He is passionate about creating value for customers and offering products that drive business

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Charles Aris Executive Search Opens New Office in Washington, D.C.

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Executive Search has opened a new office in Washington, D.C. The firm was prepared for the expansion in 2020, but the pandemic put the plans on hold until now. The office will allow the search firm to strengthen relationships with existing clients and establish connections with new organizations. “The opening

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LifeSci Partners Teams With Expert Network FirstThought

LifeSci Partners, a life-sciences focused consultancy, has entered into a strategic partnership with FirstThought, a global life sciences expert network, which specializes in connecting clients with life sciences and healthcare subject matter experts. FirstThought’s services, which include one-on-one consultations (virtual or in-person), group meetings, surveys and direct engagements, will be accessible to clients and employees

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Disruption in Financial Services Presents Big Opportunities for Recruiters 

The profile of modern financial services leaders continues to shift amid the sector’s renewed focus on customers for revenue growth, service digitalization, a renewed focus on risk management, and increasing investor and regulatory scrutiny, according to executive recruiters. The COVID-19 crisis has only heightened the need for top talent that has the ability to pivot

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The Christopher Group Leading Top Diversity Search for Standard Motor Products  

The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions firm, was recently called in by Standard Motor Products (SMP) to lead the organization’s vice president of talent, diversity and corporate social responsibility search. Managing director Pam Noble and managing partner Jeff Wilbanks are leading the critical assignment. “TCG is honored to have been selected for this prestigious

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Hartz Search Recruits Chief Administrative Officer for East Jefferson General Hospital 

After an extensive national search, Charlotte, NC-based Hartz Search has helped to place Jennifer Parks as chief administrative officer of Louisiana Children’s Medical Center Health (LCMC Health) and East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH). Ms. Parks will strategically plan, lead, and manage all business aspects of the EJGH’s physician group. EJGH, which recently joined the LCMC Health

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Miller Black Associates Recruits Chief People Officer for Kroll Business Services

With the coronavirus crisis disrupting the world economy, 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. Executive recruiters across the business landscape report that searches for these C-suite executives will only

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NPAworldwide Adds Five New Member Firms

With the number of people vaccinated against the coronavirus growing daily, 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

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The Ins and Outs of Executive Recruiting

As individuals reach the rarefied heights of the executive tier, more than their title changes. The way executives are hired at this level differs from non-executive roles. According to a new report by AboveBoard, even the language of hiring shifts. Instead of being “recruited,” for example, executives are “placed” by an “executive search professional.” Most

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.8 Percent

Employment rose by 194,000 in September as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. So far this year, monthly job growth has averaged 586,000. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, in professional and business services, in retail trade, and in transportation and warehousing.

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Furst Group Recruits Chief People Officer for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Executive recruitment firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, has assisted in the placement of Audrey Williams-Lee as chief people officer of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The hospital said it changed the title of this role from chief human resources officer to emphasize the importance of people in advancing its

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Arts Consulting Group Places CEO for Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Minnesota

After a comprehensive national search, Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has helped to place Christopher Harrington as the new president and CEO of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN. He will begin his tenure on Nov. 1. Mr. Harrington will succeed interim president Chris Sagstetter, who will resume her

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IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Spain

IRC Global Executive Search Partners has added Barcelona-based boutique firm The Skeye as its newest member. “With IRC Spain, our new member firm, we have strengthened our solid position serving international clients, locally and globally,” said Stepan Motejzik, IRC Global alliance director. “We are excited about extending our capabilities in the critical market of Spain, spanning

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Fenway Health Picks Lindauer to Assist in Chief People Officer Search

With the coronavirus crisis disrupting the world economy, 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, chief people officers “keep employees healthy;

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Bespoke Partners Recruits New Leader for Madison Dearborn Partners

Tremendous opportunity lies ahead in integrating a set of distinctive human capital solutions that will deliver exponential value to private equity firms and their portfolios. At the core of this drive are PE talent leaders and executive recruiters who are developing solutions to help clients navigate change and power value creation early in the hold

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Shelli Herman and Associates Recruits New Leader for the St. Louis Zoo

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has placed Dwight Scott as the next Dana Brown president and CEO of the St. Louis Zoo. He succeeds Jeffrey P. Bonner, who will retire from that position at the end of the year after leading the organization for nearly two decades. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, led the assignment along

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True Promotes Leaders to Support Continued Growth

Haddonfield, NJ-based True, a global executive talent management platform, has announced key leadership changes designed to support the firm’s rapidly growing business units. Josh Withers, a co-founder of the organization, moves into the newly created role of managing director, platform; Shawn Thorne, former co-lead of the product, data and technology practice, succeeds Mr. Withers as GM, Americas;

How PE Firms Can Attract the Best Portfolio Leadership 

The global private equity sector is more than three times bigger than it was just 10 years ago. How can PE firms ensure that they are attracting the best talent to lead their portfolio companies? Despite a COVID-induced 22 percent downturn in private equity fundraising and deal volume in 2020, the broader multi-year trend is

DHR International Assists the Pittsburgh Zoo in Recruitment of New CEO

Chicago-based executive search firm DHR International has assisted in the recruitment of Jeremy Goodman as the next president and chief executive officer of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. He will succeed longtime zoo director Barbara Baker and will be the eighth Pittsburgh Zoo director since the zoo opened in 1898. After leading the organization for the past

Randstad RiseSmart Names Chief Marketing Officer

Global outplacement and career mobility provider Randstad RiseSmart has named Marisa Kacary as global chief marketing officer. “Marisa is an expert in building brand awareness, reputation and engagement, and we are excited to welcome her to the team as our chief marketing officer,” said Dan Davenport, CEO of Randstad RiseSmart. “With her proven track record

TRANSEARCH International Opens Office in Hamburg

TRANSEARCH International has opened a new office in Hamburg, Germany. The team in Hamburg has a specialization in management diagnostics, leadership development and coaching and is led by Lutz Rachner as executive global partner. He is supported by Arne Seeburger and Fabian Arimond. Mr. Rachner has more than 20 years of experience as an executive search consultant with a focus on

TurnkeyZRG Appoints President

TurnkeyZRG today appointed Nzinga “Zing” Shaw into dual roles: She becomes the search firm’s first president; she also takes over as parent company ZRG’s managing director, chief inclusion and diversity officer, and global practice head of ZRG’s diversity, equity and inclusion client-facing practice. “Zing is an undisputed DEI trailblazer; in fact, she is the first person

The Christopher Group Places Head of Talent and Diversity at IDEO.org

The Christopher Group, a boutique HR executive search and business solutions firm, recently assisted in the recruitment of Kelli Kombat as global head of talent and diversity, equity and inclusion at IDEO.org, a non-profit design and innovation organization. Managing partner Pam Noble led the assignment. “I knew from the beginning Kelli was a perfect fit for this role,” said Ms.

Renovata & Company Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Bitmovin

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, global executive search

True Opens New Office in Amsterdam as Global Rollout Continues

Haddonfield, NJ-based True, a global executive talent management platform, has opened a new office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This region, which includes Belgium and Luxembourg, is a start-up area on the rise — with a booming tech scene and a growing need for tech-enabled global talent that’s at the heart of True’s expertise. “Expansion to Amsterdam is a natural step forward as we expand

CodeSignal and WurkNow Secure Funding

More recruiting technology firms have announced funding rounds this past week, including CodeSignal, a skills assessment platform, and WurkNow, a software platform for staffing firms and employers of hourly workers. CodeSignal, which helps companies like Facebook, Roblox, Zoom, Robinhood and others, make data-driven hiring decisions in tech recruiting, recently announced $50 million in Series C

Engagement Strategies to Source Stronger Candidates

It takes more than just a surface-level search to find the right candidate for a role. According to a newly released report from IQTalent Partners, the best course of action is to create a sourcing strategy that focuses on building out a strong candidate engagement process. “This will help you attract better candidates and provide

Three Key Takeaways from the COVID-19 Crisis

From culture and talent management to health and wellness, the pandemic has spotlighted several valuable lessons for organizational leaders to carry with them going forward. “With many organizations maintaining a fully remote environment and others adopting a hybrid approach, the employer playing field as we knew it has changed,” said a new report from BroadView

ZRG Appoints Global Head of Financial Services

ZRG has named Mina Ames as global head of financial services. “This is a great time for us to further expand our global presence in the financial services space. We have had a strong presence in North America for decades, but Mina will bring a truly global perspective to the practice in her role as

Egon Zehnder Recruits CFO for American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. 

Egon Zehnder has placed Axel André as the new chief financial officer of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. (AEL). “I am delighted to welcome Axel to be a part of our executive leadership team. I believe he brings the right combination of intellect, curiosity and proven leadership experiences, to serve as our next CFO as AEL transforms

Arts Consulting Group Assists Bennington Museum in Finding New Leader

Following an international search, Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group has assisted in the recruitment of Martin Mahoney as CEO of the Bennington Museum in Vermont. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, senior vice president, led the assignment. “Congratulations to Bennington Museum, as well as its board and staff, on the appointment of Martin Mahoney as its new executive director,” said

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Recruits First Woman and Black CEO for United Way Worldwide 

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners has placed Angela Williams as chief executive officer of United Way Worldwide. She is the first woman and the first African American person in the organization’s 135-year history to lead United Way Worldwide. Alison Ranney, who heads the search firm’s Chicago office, led the assignment along with CEO Dale Jones. “Angela is an

Daversa Partners Appoints Managing Director

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, named Lindsay Angelillo to the firm’s managing directorship, bringing her expertise in the engineering and product functions to the Daversa leadership team. “Lindsay is one of those very special leaders in our firm that compels people to take risks, defy adversity and move the

Coulter Partners Assists Civetta Therapeutics with CEO Search

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare and life sciences organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new leaders. In the era of COVID-19, the sector has been a burgeoning area for recruiters to ply their trade. Recently, life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners  joined with Civetta Therapeutics in the recruitment of Christopher D. Roberts

MediaLink Expands Executive Search & Talent Development Practice

Strategic advisory firm MediaLink, an Ascential company, has named firm veteran Karl Spangenberg as its new executive vice president of executive search in the U.S. along with two executive search directors in the U.K. Mr. Spangenberg had been EVP for the firm’s client service and growth practice. The move follows a series of new hires

Jobless Claims Edge Down as Recovery Continues and Americans Get Back to Work

The Labor Department reported that 351,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. The previous week’s level was revised up by 3,000 from 332,000 to 335,000. The four-week moving average was 335,750, a decrease of 750 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 750 from 335,750

Odgers Berndtson Appoints Head of People Analytics and Talent Insights

Historically, recruiting has been largely dependent upon the instincts of the employer. Whether he or she felt a particular candidate was fit for a given position was based primarily on the resume, indicating the candidate’s previous experience, qualifications, and job history. Today, it is widely accepted that organizations that base decisions on data consistently outperform

TurnkeyZRG Assists WME Sports in Securing New Leader

TurnkeyZRG recently assisted WME Sports in the recruitment of former Texas Rangers executive Joe Januszewski as senior vice president and leader its global property solutions business, which delivers naming rights deals, premium hospitality offerings and suite sales for global sports teams, leagues and organizations. Endeavor Group Holdings (also known as Endeavor Content for films and formerly known as William

LHH Knightsbridge Chosen by Bennett Village to Find New Leader

Toronto-based LHH Knightsbridge has been enlisted to find an executive director for Bennett Village, a senior living and long-term care facility in Georgetown, ON. Leading the assignment are recruitment consultant Matt Dyck and partner Laura Machan. “Bennett Village is on the edge of the next step in its evolution,” said LHH Knightsbridge. “The site has

Lincoln Leadership Launches  

Andrew C. Wheeler, a veteran executive search consultant with more than 20 years of experience, has launched Lincoln Leadership, a Philadelphia-based boutique search firm rooted in the idea of “advancing mobility”—be it, educational, health, generational, structural, or financial—for organizations and people. “We’re looking to transcend the simple idea of DEI,” Mr. Wheeler said, “to create

Rosin Executive Search Joins Amrop

Toronto-based Rosin Executive Search has joined global recruiting organization Amrop as its newest member firm. “We are honored to welcome Jeff Rosin and his team of search professionals, marking Amrop’s strong expansion across the North American market, which already includes our strategic partnership with JM Search in the U.S.,” said Annika Farin, chair of the global Amrop

E.A. Hughes & Co. Places CHRO at JCPenney

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer, and respond to ambiguity, according to search consultants. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in

Is the Chief Commercial Officer the New Star of Retail Financial Services?

The world of retail financial services is changing constantly, according to recruiters focused on the sector. Thanks to the ever-evolving regulatory environment, digital banking becoming native, and the rise of challenger banks and disruptors in the credit and payment space, the range of skills needed in the C-suite are broader than ever. Not to mention

Greenwood / Asher & Associates Selected by Auburn University to Lead President Search

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has been chosen by Auburn University to lead the search for its 21st president. In June, president Jay Gogue announced that he was planning to retire soon and that the board should start looking for someone to fill his role. “I think it’s important for you guys

Caliber Associates Recruits General Counsel for INOVIO Pharmaceuticals

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Robert Crotty as the new executive vice president and general counsel of INOVIO Pharmaceuticals. Steve Hochberg, CEO and founder of Caliber Associates, led the assignment. “Rob brings significant industry experience leading the legal function of several successful biotech companies,” said Mr. Hochberg. Mr. Crotty joins INOVIO from Nabriva Therapeutics,

Kingsley Gate Partners Appoints Global Industrial Practice Leader

Kingsley Gate Partners recently named Arnaud Despierre as senior partner Asia-Pacific and global industrial practice leader. He is based in Singapore. “We are pleased to welcome Arnaud to the Kingsley Gate Partners team,” said the members of the office of the CEO. “Arnaud’s extensive experience in conducting cross-border projects in Asia, where he has been based for

Integrating Human Capital Solutions in Private Equity That Deliver Value 

Tremendous opportunity lies ahead in integrating a set of distinctive human capital solutions that will deliver exponential value to private equity firms and their portfolios. At the core of this drive are PE talent leaders and executive recruiters who are developing solutions to help clients navigate change and power value creation early in the hold

Daversa Partners Names Boston Office Leader

Executive search firm Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has named Joe Suliman as managing director and leader of its Boston practice. “The firm is excited to continue to build world-class leadership teams for high growth technology companies in the Boston and Greater Boston markets, and there is no one better suited to

Saint Xavier University Selects Academic Search for Chief Diversity Officer Search  

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been chosen to find the inaugural chief diversity officer for Saint Xavier University (SXU) in Chicago. Leading the assignment are senior consultant Carlos Medina and consultant Andrea Cowsert. “Saint Xavier University seeks in its inaugural chief diversity officer a courageous, collaborative, strategic and inspiring leader who has a track record

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