DAILY NEWSWIRE - TOP STORIES

Daily Newswire

partners

SpenglerFox Appoints Head of Talent Acquisition

Global executive search and human capital solutions provider SpenglerFox has named Dimitra Filis as head of talent acquisition. She will be responsible for the firm’s talent acquisition strategy to support the rapid growth of the business in key markets. “At a time when we are growing our own talent to support the rapid expansion of our business

trends

ESG in Private Equity and What it Means for Talent

There’s no denying that sustainability has gained traction, momentum and awareness in recent years. Governments, corporations, and non-profits around the world have increasingly come under scrutiny for their actions and policies, and in many instances their lack thereof. The issue is no longer one that’s feasible to ignore, or advisable to be passive about, and this is to

Sponsored Content

Linking Culture to Value, Growth and Performance

In the wake of COVID-19, broad and lasting changes to the workplace have advanced a more integrated approach to talent management built around culture. Organizations that once synchronized their talent to corporate vision, core values, and strategic objectives are now aligning people around purpose.

recruiting

Kentucky State University Selects Myers McRae to Find New President

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been chosen to help Kentucky State University (KSU) find its next president. This summer, M.  Christopher Brown II resigned in the wake of concerns over KSU’s finances and lawsuits involving potential misconduct by school officials. Clara Ross Stamps, the university’s senior vice president for brand identity and

Sponsored Content

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?

launches

Dice Launches New Tool Aimed at Removing Bias in Hiring

Tech career marketplace Dice, a DHI Group Inc. brand, recently launched Unbiased Sourcing Mode, a new feature allowing recruiters and employers using Dice’s TalentSearch technologist search tool to anonymize information commonly associated with unconscious bias, including names, years of experience and schools attended. “The ability to automatically remove this information can help recruiters and employers make skills-based decisions

trends

Overcoming Unconscious Bias

What measures can you take to make certain that hiring operates on an equitable basis? Everyone has personal likes and dislikes that may affect hiring outcomes. This is normal, natural and a part of being human. Skilled recruiters have developed techniques to minimize the impact of affinity and to redirect focus on core competency, according

recruiting

McDermott + Bull Tapped by Goodwill Industries of Orange County to Find CFO

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has been engaged to lead the chief financial officer search for Goodwill Industries of Orange County (Goodwill of OC). The assignment will be led by McDermott + Bull co-founder and managing partner Chris Bull, partner Jeff Black, and director Sara Pizarro. “We feel privileged to partner once again with Goodwill of Orange County

partners

Raines International Adds Search Veteran to Build Out Technology Practice

New York-based Raines International has named Rick Harris as managing director and leader of its product and technology officers practice. He will be based out of the firm’s Miami office. “The tech industry’s most innovative founders, CEOs and investors call Rick for a reason…he is the best at what he does. He is an energetic, collaborative builder who

trends

Jobless Claims Rise Slightly as Omicron Arrives on U.S. Shores

The Labor Department reported that 222,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, an increase of 28,000. The previous week’s level was revised down by 5,000 from 199,000 to 194,000. The four-week moving average was 238,750, a decrease of 12,250 from the previous week’s revised average. This is the lowest level for this average

partners

Royer Thompson Expands Talent and Culture Advisory Practice

Talent management firm Royer Thompson has expanded with the addition of Sarah Crown, formerly of global talent management firm SHL, as director talent and cultural advisory and will lead the assessment practice across the firm. Ms. Crown brings global experience advising clients on leadership assessment and talent management solutions, said firm president Kim West. “Our clients

recruiting

Herbert Mines Recruits First Chief People Officer for Orvis

Chief people officers continue to step up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate their way forward. Executive recruiters across the business landscape report that searches for these C-suite executives will only continue to rise as the workplace transitions. For some organizations this is a new role: New York-based

partners

AMN Healthcare CEO Named to Global Power 150 Women in Staffing Ranking

Susan Salka, president and CEO of AMN Healthcare, has been named to the 2021 Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing ranking by Staffing Industry Analysts for the seventh consecutive year. “On behalf of AMN Healthcare and all of the women throughout our organization, it is an honor to receive this recognition,” said Ms. Salka.

Daversa Partners Names Managing Director

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has appointed Wendy Colvano, head of Europe, as managing director. “I consistently define Wendy as someone who is biased towards action—she is fearless, she is intentional and she sets the bar high,” said Paul Daversa, CEO. “As the international team continues to grow, Wendy’s ability

recruiting

BoardWalk Consulting Seeks CEO for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights in Washington, D.C. Senior director Crystal Stephens, director of research Patti Kish and senior research associate Lysondra Somerville are leading the assignment. “The next president and CEO of The Leadership Conference,

partners

IRC Global Elects New Executive Board

IRC Global Executive Search Partners recently hosted its virtual global conference where participants exchanged ideas and experiences related to running their business in challenging times. The organization also elected a new executive board. The IRC executive board currently consists of the following members: Rania Abdalla, Tom Berray, Michael Kantel, Katerina Meimaroglou and Rohan Carr (IRC Australia),

trends

Post-COVID Workforce Trends Driving the Labor Market

Experts agree that we’re experiencing unprecedented times in the global labor market. While a few of the buzziest phrases of this phase include the Great Resignation, the Great Realization and the Great Reshuffle, there are many more “Greats” where those came from, according to a new report from Business Talent Group (BTG). Each of these

recruiting

Storbeck Search/Diversified Search Group Tapped to Lead President Hunt for the University of Colorado

Higher education-focused search firm Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has been chosen by the University of Colorado to lead in its hunt for a new president. Mark Kennedy announced in May that he was leaving after two years of leading the university. The board of regents engaged Storbeck Search after a competitive RFP process that attracted more

recruiting

TurnkeyZRG Recruits CEO for SLAM Magazine 

TurnkeyZRG recently assisted SLAM magazine in the recruitment of Les Green as its new chief executive officer. Mr. Green, who is a former Nike and Teespring marketing executive, will serve as SLAM’s second CEO and lead the company’s overall expansion. Leading the assignment was Rick Alessandri, managing director of the search firm’s media and sports tech practice.

partners

BridgeStreet Partners Expands Search Staff in Houston

BridgeStreet Partners has expanded the addition of former Hexagon executive Steve King as its newest managing director in the firm’s Houston office. “Throughout his career, Steve has shown an ability to work effectively with other C-suite executives, communicate with key stakeholders and build highly effective teams,” said Scott Williams, co-founder and managing director. “He has a deep

acquisition

Workday Acquires VNDLY in $510 Million Deal 

Workday, a provider of finance and human resources solutions, has acquired VNDLY, a contingent workforce management vendor, for $510 million in cash. With VNDLY, Workday will provide organizations with a unified workforce optimization solution that will help organizations manage all types of workers—salaried, hourly, contingent, and outsourced—and support a holistic talent strategy, including insight into costs,

trends

5 Ways to Compete in Today’s Talent Market  

The amount of private capital raised and the associated deal activity this year have helped create a candidate-driven talent market. According to a new report from JM Search, proven operators open to considering new roles have found themselves with multiple compelling options to consider simultaneously, while companies continue to compete in the ever-escalating war for talent. “How

recruiting

ON Partners Recruits COO for Antheia  

Executive search firm ON Partners has assisted in the placement of Zack McGahey as chief operating officer of Antheia, a synthetic biology company enabling next-generation plant-inspired medicines. Partner Suzanne Zebedee and consultant Clint Keller led the assignment. Mr. McGahey, former vice president of manufacturing and capex engineering at Zymergen, joins Antheia to operationally oversee its transition from

recruiting

Russell Reynolds Associates Tapped by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to Find New Leader 

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has called in Russell Reynolds Associates to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The firm is looking for a leader to drive the organization’s transformation and develop its strategic plan over the next five years, and beyond. The CEO will be a transformational leader,

partners

FaithSearch Partners Adds Pastoral Leaders to Search Team

FaithSearch Partners (FSP) has expanded with the addition of two nationally-renowned pastoral leaders to its search team. David Walters and Mike Tucker join FaithSearch as search consultants focused on the firm’s non-profit and ministry-based searches. “Both Pastors Walters and Tucker significantly increase FaithSearch’s ability to support our church and parachurch clients during senior leadership transitions,” said

partners

Panorama Leadership Announces New Leadership

Panorama Leadership, a global network of independent executive search firms, has announced its new leadership team for the 2021-2023 period. Roy Herold, managing partner of MPS, becomes chair with Aidan Kennedy of Saxton Bampfylde moving to chair emeritus. Carlos Altona of EXEC in Brazil becomes the new vice chair and is joined by Agamjeet Dang of Executive

alliance

Caldwell Acquires Applied Behavioral Academy

Toronto-based Caldwell has acquired Applied Behavioral Academy (ABA), a behavioral and cognitive psychometrics consultancy that leverages highly respected, results-driven tools to assess talent and to align people and business strategies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Coincident with the acquisition, Caldwell expanded its alliance with The Predictive Index (PI), launching Caldwell Analytics as a PI

recruiting

Fordham University Taps WittKieffer to Find New President

Fordham University is beginning an important search to find a visionary, collaborative, and mission-driven leader to serve as its 33rd president. The school has called in Oak Brook, IL-based search firm WittKieffer to lead its search efforts. Spearheading the assignment are managing partner Robin Mamlet, senior partner Jean Dowdall, principal Ryan Crawford and associate Bree Liddell. The new

recruiting

DRi Seeks VP of DE&I for Sustainability Non-Profit Ceres

Arlington, VA-based executive search firm Development Resources Inc. (DRi) has been enlisted to find a vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion for Ceres, a sustainability non-profit organization. Jennifer Dunlap, DRi’s president and chief executive officer, is spearheading the assignment. “Ceres is searching for an experienced professional to lead the organization’s DEI journey,” said the search firm. “The vice

partners

Granger Reis Expands Search Staff

U.K.-based executive search firm Granger Reis has appointed Jamie Page as a new managing partner and Esmeé Vermolen as head of technology and innovation. “We’re re-writing the rule book as we enter an exciting next chapter in our growth,” said Richard Milsom, founder and CEO. “This evolution will allow us to champion authenticity by telling

Remote Work and Its Lasting Impact on Business  

The rapid adoption of remote work over the last year and a half has sparked fundamental changes for businesses far beyond where their workforce is located. With 40.7 million Americans expected to be fully remote in the next five years, it has also been a catalyst for a fundamental, tectonic shift creating drastic spillover effects

CEO Optimism Climbs to Multi-Year High

America’s CEOs are increasingly convinced that the COVID crisis, which has crushed the global economy, will soon come to an end. In Chief Executive magazine’s latest poll of more than 300 U.S. CEOs, a growing number of business leaders now forecast growth in revenues and capital expenditures. In the poll, chief executives rated their confidence in future

New Statistics Reveal the U.S. Lost 10 Million Jobs During Pandemic

The Labor Department reported this morning that 730,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. That was below the Dow Jones estimate for 825,000 but a slight decrease from the previous week’s upwardly revised total of 841,00. The Fed have now reported about 78 million initial jobless claims over the course of the

The Christopher Group Launches Consulting Services Division, Adds Leaders

The Christopher Group, a boutique HR executive search and business solutions firm, has launched an HR consulting services division. The firm named Pam Noble as president of the new unit as well as practice leader for the firm’s expanding diversity, equity, inclusion and engagement practice, which will now be part of the consulting services division.

Marlin Hawk Names Americas Leader in New York

London-based executive search and leadership solutions provider Marlin Hawk has named Tracy Murdoch O’Such as its new president in the Americas region. She joins the team with more than 20 years of experience helping organizations grow their teams and focuses on executive search, strategic intelligence, and succession planning. “As the environment for placing talent and helping our clients

Spencer Stuart Retained by Vanderbilt University to Lead Provost Search

Colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will allow high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization – not to mention a pandemic and post-pandemic era. Spencer Stuart was recently enlisted by Vanderbilt University to lead in its

The Evolving Private Equity Recruiting Market

Private equity firms have learned from the lessons of the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, in which the industry was widely seen as having missed a major opportunity to acquire assets at steep discounts. As a result, PE firms have been more active during the pandemic, determined not to miss the opportunity this time around.

Perrett Laver Assists Murray Edwards College in President Search

U.K.-based executive search firm Perrett Laver has assisted in the recruitment of Dorothy Byrne as the sixth president of Murray Edwards College. She will take up the position in September. Ms. Byrne will succeed Dame Barbara Stocking who has been president of the college since 2013. “I am delighted with the election of Dorothy Byrne, who will

WGNinHR Recruits VP of People for LeagueApps

With the coronavirus crisis expected to intensify, human resources executives are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping their organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. Along the way, the importance of people strategy is expanding, and that is keeping executive

RSR Partners Names Consumer Goods & Services Practice Leader

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Gretchen Crist as leader of the firm’s consumer goods and services practice. “Gretchen brings direct experience leading consumer goods and services organizations through transformation and growth,” said Brett Stephens, CEO of RSR. “Her insightfulness and authenticity are immediately apparent to our clients. We are delighted that she will further amplify the team and extend

IMSA Adds New Member Firm in Japan

Executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners has added Evander Group in Japan as its newest member firm. William Hall and his partner, Arlo Brown, both veteran search professionals in Japan, founded Evander Group in 2016 to provide executive recruitment solutions to clients and to bridge potential culture gaps in the Japanese market. Both were born and raised in Japan, graduated from

Heidrick & Struggles Posts Revenue Declines for 2020

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles (NASDAQ:HSII) has posted global revenues of $621.6 million in 2020, a 12 percent decrease from revenues of $706.9 million the year before. The firm says the reduction in net revenue was primarily due to the impact of the pandemic on a global basis. The Chicago-headquartered

State Employees’ Credit Union Selects Russell Reynolds Associates to Find New CEO

These are critical days for credit unions with leadership development, succession planning and employee retention becoming more important than ever. Russell Reynolds Associates was recently called in by State Employees’ Credit Union in North Carolina to lead its search for a new CEO. CEO Michael J. Lord is retiring effective Aug. 31 and will remain in

WilsonHCG Secures $120 Million in Funding from 3i Group

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses. British-based 3i Group recently agreed to invest $120 million of equity in global talent solutions provider Wilson Human Capital Group (WilsonHCG). Based in Tampa, FL, WilsonHCG provides a full suite of configurable talent solutions including recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), executive search, contingent talent solutions and talent consulting. The firm

Comhar Partners Appoints Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Leader

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Comhar Partners has named Marion Spears Karr as managing director and leader of its healthcare and life sciences practice. He will be based in the firm’s Atlanta office. “We are excited that Marion brings a career in serving top organizations across multiple industries in the area of healthcare and life sciences,” said Bernard

Vanderbloemen Search Group Assists Champion Forest Baptist Church Recruit Fourth Senior Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has assisted in the placement of Jarrett Stephens as the fourth senior pastor of Champion Forest Baptist Church in Houston, TX. Eric Albert, executive search consultant, said: “What an exciting new season for Champion Forest Baptist Church. The pastoral search committee came in with detailed expectations

Korn Ferry Q3 Revenues Fall Eight Percent

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted fiscal third quarter revenues of $475.4 million, an eight percent decrease from the same period a year ago. While RPO and professional search saw a year-over-year increase of almost four percent, digital and executive search declined year-over-year as those businesses continued on a path to recovery from the impact of COVID-19

Waterstone Human Capital Launches Culture Institute 

As organizations begin to look at the matter of if, when and how they will transition back to traditional workplaces, leaders are fielding a number of questions: What will the office look like? Will it be safe? Will it ever be the same again? Can we have a high-performance culture with so many people working

Hanold Associates Recruits Chief People Officer for the Arizona Cardinals Football Club

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search recently recruited Kelly Jones as chief people officer of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. CEO and managing partner Jason Hanold and partners Keri Gavin and Katrina Prospero led the assignment. In the newly-created role, Mr. Jones reports to owner and president Michael Bidwill and begins on March 1. He will oversee

Kaplan Partners Recruits CHRO for Northwest Bank

With the coronavirus crisis disrupting the world economy, HR leaders 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. Kaplan Partners, which specializes in conducting searches for C-level executives primarily in the financial services, corporate financial,

NPAworldwide Adds Nine New Member Firms

Nine new independent recruitment firms have recently joined member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Africa. These search outfits seek to increase revenue through NPAworldwide’s cooperative placement model. NPA now has 550 member offices across six continents. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network,

How to Hire Someone You’ve Never Met

As many companies face a rapid transition to working remotely, teams are learning how to collaborate, make decisions, deliver feedback, and remain connected at a personal level despite not being physically together. And then there’s the challenge of hiring. According to a new report from specialized marketing recruiting and strategy firm RevelOne, clients have one common and

Slone Partners Recruits COO for Quanterix

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 executive search firms to ply their trade. Recently, life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners placed Will Geist as chief operating officer at Quanterix Corp. “Will

Coleman Lew Canny Bowen Places CEO and Chief Librarian for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Search firms across the nation are finding library leadership needs rising dramatically. Coleman Lew Canny Bowen recently recruited Marcellus Turner as the new CEO and chief librarian for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in North Carolina. Effective April 1, Mr. Turner replaces Lee Keesler, who said last June he would be retiring after nearly a decade in the role. “Marcellus

Pender & Howe Executive Search Seeks CEO for Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network

Toronto-based Pender & Howe Executive Search has been tapped to find a new chief executive officer for CAAIN, the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network in Edmonton, Alberta. The non-profit organization supports the creation of technological solutions for challenges facing Canada’s agri-food sector. The search is being spearheaded by managing principals Glenn Lesko and Travis

Stanton Chase Expands in Finland

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has appointed Mika Hassinen as a partner in Helsinki, Finland. “Mika’s more than 15 years of expertise with public companies, combined with his in-depth knowledge of the private equity world and his experience in strategy consulting and investment banking, are a natural fit for our Helsinki team,” said Mikael Stelander, managing partner in

As Vaccines Roll Out, Unemployment Lines Continue to Grow

The Labor Department reported this morning that 861,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. That was above the Dow Jones estimate for 773,000 but a slight decrease from the previous week’s upwardly revised total of 793,00. The feds have now reported about 77 million initial jobless claims over the course of the

Isaacson, Miller Assists Holy Cross in President Search

Isaacson, Miller recently assisted the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, in the recruitment of Vincent D. Rougeau its 33rd president, the first lay and first black president in the history of the college. Vivian Brocard, president of Isaacson, Miller, led the assignment along with partner Anita Tien and associate Jenna Sattar Kwiatek. Mr.

KEES Seeks Executive Director for the Acorn Theater in Michigan

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES (Kistner Eddy Executive Services) has been enlisted to find an executive director for the Acorn Theater (The Acorn) in Three Oaks, MI. Leading the assignment is Heather Eddy, president and CEO. Sandra Thompson, who has held The Acorn’s executive director role for the last five years announced in November that she

Odgers Berndtson Expands U.S. Corporate and Government Affairs Recruiting Practice

Odgers Berndtson has expanded with the addition of Tonya Muse as partner in the U.S. corporate and government affairs practice based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. “We are delighted to welcome Tonya Muse to the firm,” said Steve Potter, CEO of U.S. Odgers Berndtson. “As a seasoned corporate and government affairs executive, Tonya brings a deep background in industry and trade association

IRC Adds New Member Firm in Luxembourg

Even in the face of 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. Recently, IRC Global Executive Search

Improving the Selection of Leaders for PE Portfolio Companies

Making the most informed choices of senior-level talent to drive and lead your organization is a process, and every step in that process is critical to maximizing the outcome for success. “The selection of your potential leaders is the most important decision you can make,” said John Marshall, co-founder and chief executive officer of JM

Go to Archives