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Launches

Prestige Scientific Opens First Office in Europe

Milford, MA-based life science executive search firm Prestige Scientific recently opened its first European office in Amsterdam and appointed Brandan Sweeney as director of the new location. The expansion to Amsterdam is largely in response to the European Medicines Agency’s recent relocation there, said the firm. Mr. Sweeney is charged with leading the expansion of the

M&A

SWR Group and Rothley Executive Search Join Forces

M&A activity, in many cases with the support of private equity firms, continues to heat up in the executive search industry. The latest: New Zealand-headquartered search firms SWR Group and Rothley Executive Search have merged. Under the agreement, Rothley operations become part of SWR Group. Rothley founder and managing director Sean Brunner will be based in

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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.

Trends

CEO Confidence Remains Moderately Optimistic

Although chief executives continue to be upbeat about the economy, their confidence levels have waned in recent months. In its most recent report, the Conference Board’s “Measure of CEO Confidence” was unchanged at 43 in the second quarter (a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses). “CEO confidence was unchanged

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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?

M&A

Spencer Stuart Acquires Ireland-Based MERC Partners

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has acquired MERC Partners, a leading executive search and leadership consulting firm based in Ireland. Financial terms of deal were not disclosed. The addition of MERC Partners marks Spencer Stuart’s first client-facing team in Ireland and represents an important addition for its EMEA and global business. Spencer Stuart has had

Performance

Caldwell Posts Revenue Gain; Elects Private Equity Veteran as Chairman

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted third quarter revenues of $19.9 million (Canadian), a 4.6 percent increase from a year ago. The search firm also announced that its chairman, G. Edmund King, is retiring and that new board member and private equity veteran Elias Vamvakas has been elected as chairman. Caldwell noted that third quarter revenues

Report

How Today’s CHRO is Managing Disruption 

Successive waves of global disruption — political, social, demographic, technological — are compelling today’s CHROs to consider how they may safely bring their organizations, and specifically their people, through the turbulence. But that disruption also presents an opportunity for them to examine how, and how swiftly, their own roles must change. A new report from

Search Assignment

Development Guild DDI Seeks New Leader for Senior Community

Executive recruitment firm Development Guild DDI, which focuses on the non-profit sector, has been retained to find the next president and CEO for Sophia Snow Place, a senior living community in West Roxbury, MA. President William Weber is leading the assignment. The next leader of Sophia Snow Place will be expected to partner with the board

M&A

IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

Global search consortiums continue to add new members across the globe. The latest: IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) just added People Executive in Denmark as its newest member firm. “We are very excited to welcome People Executive into the IRC family. Based on our past experience we know that the partners will contribute much to our

Trends

7 Reasons to Partner with a Recruitment Firm

Hiring talent is something that affects every business and every level of management. The ability to recruit great talent is key to the ultimate success, or failure, of a business. Certain roles, however, can be particularly difficult to fill. In those situations, it can be extremely valuable for an organization to partner with an outside

Search Assignment

Krauthamer & Associates Recruits CEO for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

Over the past year, a growing number of transportation companies have enlisted executive search firms to help them find senior talent. After a nationwide search, executive recruiting firm Krauthamer & Associates recently placed India Birdsong as general manager and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. She will succeed Joseph A. Calabrese, who stepped down from

People

Kennedy Executive Search Names Financial Services Practice Leader

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has named Markus Unterberger as practice leader of financial services. In this role, he will structure and guide Kennedy’s services in recruitment for leadership roles in the financial services industry across North America, South America and Europe. Mr. Unterberger is a veteran in the financial

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Driving Greater Diversity in Recruitment

Diversity and inclusion is firmly on the boardroom agenda and companies are actively looking to improve equality in their recruiting practices. This is a trend that is not going away and which many companies are tackling head on, both internally and through their suppliers. As a result, executive search firms are addressing their role in

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Search Solution Executive Recruits CHRO for itelligence North America

Anyone with ties to the human resources function knows how much it has evolved in recent years – and with it the role of the chief human resources officer. The biggest shift has been in the CHRO’s progression from fighting for a seat at the table to playing a key role on the executive team. According

Launches

Cowen Partners Launches New Office in Vancouver, WA

With demand for executive recruitment growing across the Pacific Northwest, executive search firm Cowen Partners recently opened an office in Vancouver, WA. Leading the new location is Ash Wendt, founding partner. “I’ve been a long-time resident of Vancouver and watching the tremendous growth in recent years has been exciting,” said Mr. Wendt. “We can’t wait

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The Best Ways to Foster a CEO / CHRO Relationship

The relationship between a CEO and CHRO is possibly the most unique in the corporate world. When fostered strategically, the dynamic between the person at the helm of the company and the head of HR can drive a business to greater heights. But a new report by John Doyle of Slayton Search Partners finds that

M&A

ZRG Partners Acquires London-Based Holker Watkin

ZRG Partners, a fast growing executive search firm, has continued its expansion with the acquisition of London-headquartered search firm Holker Watkin. The deal’s financial terms were undisclosed. The firm will operate as a ZRG company, focused on supporting client needs for senior-level strategy professionals on a retained and interim project basis. The transaction is expected

Search Assignment

AEGEUS Executive Search Tapped by Queensland Theatre to Find Next Executive Director

Sydney-headquartered AEGEUS Executive Search has been selected by Queensland Theatre to find its next artistic director. Sam Strong, who has held the role for four years, recently announced that he will be leaving the organization later this year. Managing director Tony Grierson is leading the assignment. “Queensland Theatre has been and will continue to be a

Report

4 Emerging Trends to Watch as 2019 Heads Into High Gear

If the second half of 2019 is anything like the first, business leaders are in for a wild ride. The geopolitical landscape remains as volatile as the stock market. Signs of an economic slowdown are emerging, making consumers and investors equally skittish. Organizations are still looking for ways to cut costs while ramping up investment

Search Assignment

Carrington & Carrington Seeks CFO for UPMC Community HealthChoices

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington is seeking the next chief financial officer for UPMC Community HealthChoices (CHC). Principal Marian H. Carrington is leading the assignment. In 2017, the search firm started a multi-year partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to help boost the healthcare giant’s diversity hiring at its most senior levels.

Report

Job Growth Rebounds in June; Unemployment Rate Sits at 3.7 Percent

Employers added 224,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate stands at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase, the largest since January, topped the 162,000 forecast by economists. The June gain is the 105th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed currently stands at 6.0

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10 Benefits of Retaining an Executive Search Firm

Organizations typically use an executive search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. These three factors warrant the investment of bringing in a search firm. Executive search firms are in the business of finding high impact thought leaders who share the same principles, goals,

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Diversified Search Places Two Women Directors at Jacobs

Although boards of directors are considered the backbones of organizations, director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. At the same time, many boards find that the supply of independent-minded “board experienced” directors – especially those who can add vital forms of specialized skills and expertise – is limited. Such candidates are

Search Assignment

Witt/Kieffer Tapped by Oregon State University to Find 15th President

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has been selected by Oregon State University (OSU) to lead in its search for its 15th president. Edward Ray, who has served as the school’s president since 2003, recently announced he is stepping down when his current five-year contract ends in 2020. Zachary Smith, senior partner and deputy managing partner for the firm’s

M&A

ZRG Partners Acquires Fiore Global Search

ZRG Partners, a fast growing executive search firm, has continued its expansion with the acquisition of certain assets of executive search firm Fiore Global Search. The deal’s financial terms were undisclosed. As part of the asset acquisition agreement, Adam Fiore, formerly the managing partner and CEO of Fiore Global Search, will be joining ZRG as a

People

N2Growth Names Chief Marketing Officer

N2Growth, a Philadelphia, PA-based management consulting and executive search firm, has added Dan Evans as chief marketing officer. A respected media and marketing professional, Mr. Evans has more than a decade of experience in helping strong brands create outstanding user experience. “Dan is an incredible marketing executive who understands how to engage the market across

Search Assignment

Herbert Mines Associates Recruits CEO for Sprouts Farmers Market

Following a nationwide search, New York-based executive recruiter Herbert Mines Associates recently placed Jack L. Sinclair as the new chief executive officer of Sprouts Farmers Market which is based in Phoenix, AZ. Amin Maredia stepped down last December to pursue other interests. President and COO Jim Nielsen and CFO Brad Lukow had been serving as interim co-CEOs while

Search Assignment

Odgers Berndtson Recruits CEO for American Association of Port Authorities

Global search firm Odgers Berndtson has placed Christopher Connor as the new CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). Long-time leader Kurt Nagle recently retired. Vice chairman and partner Tim McNamara is leading the assignment along with partner and practice leader Conrad Woody. “The association’s executive committee is pleased to have found an outstanding individual to

Search Assignment

Ventura Partners Places Tennis Head Coaches for Auburn and Yale

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has recently placed head coaches for women’s tennis at Auburn University and men’s tennis at Yale University. Leading the respective assignments were Chad Chatlos, partner, and Katy Young Staudt, managing director, in the firm’s sports and entertainment practice. Caroline Lilley, assistant head coach at the University of Kansas (KU), was

WinterWyman Places CHRO at Excelitas Technologies

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Why such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts? Corporate leaders want HR leaders who are sophisticated, proactive and strategic-minded, with strong business savvy to drive their people capabilities like they would a P&L, according to

Odgers Berndtson Partners with JDR Consulting

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its recent expansion by partnering with JDR Consulting. Founder John de Regt, who has more than 30 years of executive coaching and search experience, is expected to enhance the firm’s leadership service offerings in the U.S. “John is an exceptionally talented and experienced executive coach,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers

Acertitude Recruits Senior Leaders for Borden

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited two key leaders for Borden Dairy. Craig Musgrove joins the Dallas-based company as chief sales officer and Satyaki Lodh becomes chief information officer. Acertitude co-founder and managing partner Kevin O’Neill led the search teams for both assignments. The two hires are the latest in a series of nine searches

Witt/Kieffer Launches Interim Leadership Practice

Witt/Kieffer recently launched an interim leadership practice and added Brian Krehbiel to head the new offering. The initiative, dubbed Witt/Kieffer Interim Leadership, expands the reach and capabilities of the firm’s healthcare practice in order to address the critical needs of these clients and ensure continuity in executive leadership. “We continually assess how Witt/Kieffer can adapt to our clients’ changing

Unemployment Rate Falls to 48-Year Low

Employers added 134,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate dipped to 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The September gain is the 95th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people fell to six million. Analysts polled by Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters) forecast that the U.S. economy

Storbeck/Pimentel Seeks 22nd President for Allegheny College

Executive search firms continue to reap the benefits of an active education sector, which many academic recruiters report has never been busier. The action is especially heavy among the boutiques, with niche recruiting outfits handling multiple assignments concurrently at major institutions, all at the senior levels. If any slowdown is coming, it most likely will

DDJ Myers Seeking New CEO for Jax Federal Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

Momenta Partners and Enertech Launch Quantal Search

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has joined forces with Enertech Search Partners to launch Quantal Search, a professional search practice focused on “deep talent.” Quantal will focus on placing talent that are designing and operationalizing disruptive technologies including data science, blockchain and augmented reality, as well as associated operational and commercial teams. Enertech Search Partners has served cleantech

Russell Reynolds Associates Realigns Technology Practice

The booming technology sector, vibrant even when the economy was softer, shows little sign of retreat, according to a host of recruiters who serve companies across the field. It continues, in fact, to produce capabilities and services that few imagined just a decade ago. In response, Russell Reynolds Associates has realigned its technology practice in an effort to “better serve organizations across

Mastering Employee Onboarding

Companies invest a lot of time, effort and money into finding talent. Yet 31 percent of new hires actually leave in the first six months of their new employment, according to a study by human resources software company BambooHR. What’s more, a steady stream of employees left from the first week through the third month,

Myers McRae Leads Provost Search for Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) has launched a national search for provost and SVP for academic affairs. The school has retained Kenny Daugherty, president of Myers McRae, to lead the assignment. “The search for a SVP for academic affairs is one of the most important hiring processes our campus community ever undertakes,” said Michael Benson, president

Howard Fischer Finds New Marketing Officer for Apstra

Philadelphia-headquartered executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates recently recruited Michael Wood as the new chief marketing officer of Apstra Inc. in Menlo Park, CA. Mr. Wood is a seasoned strategic leader who brings nearly 30 years of experience to Apstra at a time when the company is expected to change the competitive landscape as a pioneer

AI Job-Matching Platform Pymetrics Secures $40 Million in Funding

Investment dollars continue to pour into new technology designed to change the talent management industry. The latest: pymetrics, an enterprise SaaS company that uses neuroscience and AI to make the recruitment process more effective, accurate and unbiased, has closed a $40 million Series B funding round led by global growth equity firm General Atlantic. This funding also

Edward Reed Recruitment Merges with Laurus Executive Search

Search firms continue to join forces. The latest: U.K.-headquartered recruiting firms Edward Reed Recruitment and Laurus Executive Search have joined forces. Based in Newcastle and established in 2011, Edward Reed specializes in mid- to senior-level management placements across a variety of industry sectors. The firm is looking to grow after receiving private investment earlier this year.

With Top-Level Vacancies Looming, Companies Turn More Proactive

Companies in a number of industries are facing a potential C-suite challenge – an alarming lack of qualified candidates to fill roles that are likely to become vacant, due to retirement and other factors, in the next 10 to 15 years. To prevent a potentially drastic operations interruption, companies should be making several proactive moves

Arts Consulting Group Finds New Leader for the National Czech & Slovak Library and Museum

Boston-headquartered executive search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has placed Cecilia Rokusek as the new president and CEO of the National Czech & Slovak Library and Museum (NCSML) in Cedar Rapids, IA. She succeeds Gail Naughton, who has served in the role since 2002. “The search committee was immediately impressed with Cecilia’s application, and this impression was magnified

Morris & Berger Seeking Development Officer for LA Family Housing

Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, has been enlisted by LA Family Housing (LAFH) to help find a new chief development officer. LAFH helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty through a continuum of housing enriched with supportive services. Since 1983, the non-profit has become one of the

Charles Aris Appoints Technology Practice Leader

The booming technology sector, vibrant even when the economy was softer, shows little sign of retreat, according to a host of recruiters who service companies across the field. It continues, in fact, to produce capabilities and services that few imagined just a decade ago. In response, a number of search firms have expanded their technology search practices. Greensboro, NC-based executive

NPAworldwide Continues to Bolster Roster

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 has added eight new member locations across Australia, Malaysia, Thailand

24 Ways to Work with an Executive Recruiter

Have you ever made a comment to someone and immediately wished you could take it back? Or given someone a reason that was an easy or logical explanation, only to realize it was a fabrication that you were too embarrassed to admit? We’ve all done it. But if you’re trying to pass over the real reasons

Brent D. Glass Tapped by the Berkshire Museum to Find New Leader

The board of trustees of the Berkshire Museum has retained Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Brent D. Glass LLC to identify candidates for the executive director role at the museum. Van Shields announced his retirement from the position in June. The search firm, led by Brent Glass, provides management consulting to museums, historic sites and other cultural organizations,

Vanderbloemen Search Group Tapped by Providence Church to Find Senior Pastor

Houston-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has been retained by Providence Church in Nederland, TX, to lead its search for a new senior pastor. The senior pastor of Providence Church will be expected to provide overall direction and vision for the congregation, perform pastoral duties, supervise and lead staff, and be

StevenDouglas Opens New Office in Jacksonville

Executive search firm StevenDouglas is continuing its recent expansion with the addition of a new office in Jacksonville, FL. This marks the firm’s sixth office in the Sunshine State. Leading the new office is HR veteran Ken Heinrich. Recent gains in construction, manufacturing, professional services and tourism helped annual job growth rise to 4.3 percent last year,

Harvey Nash Names President of Technology Recruitment Division for North America

London-based recruitment firm Harvey Nash named Sean Gilligan as president of its technology recruitment division for North America. For the past 18 months, Mr. Gilligan has taken on a more strategic role within the operations of the technology recruitment segment, leading the growth in Harvey Nash’s technology recruitment business across North America. “In a tight labor market,

10 Years On, Post-Recession Workers More Confident and Respected

A new Korn Ferry analysis of U.S. employee engagement data shows distinct shifts in employees’ attitudes toward their workplaces in the 10 years since the start of the Great Recession. The analysis of more than one million workers in about 180 companies shows both positive and negative trends from 2008 to 2018. On the positive side, the analysis

Eastman & Beaudine Lands Athletic Director for University of South Florida

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Eastman & Beaudine recently placed Michael Kelly as the new athletic director of the University of South Florida (USF). Mark Harlan stepped down from the post this spring. “Michael Kelly is a proven leader with a wealth of experience across the national

Cejka Leading CEO Search for Valley-Wide Health Systems

Cejka Executive Search has been retained to find a new president and chief executive officer for Valley-Wide Health Systems, a community-based healthcare provider in Alamosa, CO. The search is being led by Mark Madden, executive vice president and managing principal. Valley-Wide wants a visionary leader who will provide overall oversight and management of the private

Ward Howell Adds Partner to Establish Hospitality Practice

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has appointed Stuart K. Smith as partner in its hospitality & travel practice. He will provide services to leaders of the hotel, restaurant and gaming industries. Based in the firm’s New York office, Mr. Smith joins Ward Howell with more than 20 years of business and leadership experience, having worked extensively throughout

AIMS Expands in Poland

AIMS International has grown in Eastern Europe with the addition of a leading consultancy previously known as FIT Specialist Recruitment. The firm, which will now operate as AIMS Poland, was established in 2009 and is led by founders Malgorzata Tylec-Gusakov and Natalia Woszczerowcz. “From the outset, we have played a vital role in bringing together significant players

Michigan State University Selects Storbeck/Pimentel to Find President

In the wake of the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar, which forced the president of Michigan State University (MSU) to step down, the school now faces the challenge of finding a new leader. President Lou Anna Simon resigned in January over the school’s handling of accusations against the former U.S. gymnastics and

Global Demand Booms for Insurance Executives

Major global companies in technology, digital and financial 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

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