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The Management Recruitment Group Acquires PPA Global Search

Acquisitions continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. Recently, U.K.-based real estate and construction recruitment firm, The Management Recruitment Group (MRG), made its first international acquisition with expansion into the Asian market by purchasing PPA Global Search. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed


Why Executive Search is an Ideal First Career Choice for a New Generation

Too often, executive recruitment is a field that individuals fall into after starting their career in another sector. Their expertise, insights into leadership and knowledge of how systems in business or a particular industry work can be extremely valuable in working with search clients and in identifying and attracting top drawer candidates. Unlike many other

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Caldwell Fills Key Posts for PE-Backed Episerver and Tricentis

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist private equity-backed firms across the nation find top level talent, including chief people officers who are becoming central to organizations grappling with the human resource impact of COVID-19. Meanwhile, as businesses become more complex as a result of the ongoing pandemic, marketing activities are

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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?


DiMarchi Partners Places CEO at Rudi’s Organic Bakery

Grand Junction / Boulder, CO-based DiMarchi Partners has recruited Brian McGuire as the new CEO of Rudi’s Organic Bakery, a producer of certified organic bread. “All vetting, interviewing and evaluation were done remotely through ZOOM, SKYPE and other formats,” said Paul DiMarchi, founder and president of the firm. “This shows a leap of faith by all parties, as well as how efficiently critical


Raines International Expands Asset Management Practice 

New York-based Raines International has expanded with the addition of Engy Lamour as senior vice president of its asset management practice. Based in New York City, Mr. Lamour has more than 10 years of experience in the asset management and alternative investments industry and is recognized for his extensive subject matter expertise and vast executive network. As a member


When is the Right Time to Change Jobs?

Leaving a job is stressful under any circumstances. It is hard enough to do when times are normal. And 2020 is hardly normal. Everything is in ­flux, and even more challenging, those changes are largely happening remotely, this according to a new report authored by Richard Stein, chief growth officer at Options Group. “It’s good to remember, therefore,

Bishop & Company Seeking CEO for Hawaii Tourism Authority

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has contracted with Honolulu-based executive search firm Bishop & Company to assist in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. The assignment is being spearheaded by Erinn N. Tomlinson, the search firm’s director of executive recruitment. The organization’s current leader, Chris Tatum, announced last month that he would be


The Mom Project Announces $25 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an artificial intelligence component. Just recently, The Mom Project, a talent marketplace, closed a $25 million series B funding round, bringing total funding at the Chicago-based company to $36 million. The Mom Project aims to connect women, including mothers, with employment opportunities. Its platform has amassed


Cejka Search Assists Iowa Clinic in CEO Search

Cejka Search has placed Ben Vallier as the new CEO of the Iowa Clinic. He succeeds Ed Brown, who helped found the clinic in 1994 and led the organization for more than 25 years before announcing his plans to step down from the top job last September. The assignment was led by Mark Madden, the recruitment firm’s executive vice president


Hanold Associates Launches Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice

Hanold Associates has launched a global diversity, equity and inclusion practice and named Keri Gavin as practice leader. As one of the nation’s top C-suite HR leadership providers, the search firm has led dozens of critical chief diversity and inclusion officer searches for clients such Gucci, Live Nation Entertainment, Ford Motor Company, MGM Resorts International, Major League Baseball,


Diversified Search Assists DairyAmerica in CEO Search 

Julie Kanak of Diversified Search has recently assisted Fresno, CA-headquartered DairyAmerica in the recruitment of Patricia Smith as its new president and CEO. She brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served in a number of senior leadership capacities over the past 20 years in the dairy processing and food ingredient industry. “DairyAmerica sits at the forefront of one of the


Korn Ferry Posts Flat Year-End Revenues; Q4 Down 10.2 Percent 

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2020 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.92 billion, flat from a year ago. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – also reported fourth quarter revenue of $490.8 million, a decline of 10.2 percent. The firm reported restricting charges of $40.5 million in its fourth quarter. Net income


ZRG Recruits President for AccelerātUM

ZRG has recruited Brett Feddersen as the president of AccelerātUM, a new entity founded by the former head of the FAA and industry colleagues to advance the unmanned air mobility industry. Managing directors Samantha Foster and Craig Sabina led the assignment. “ZRG managing directors Craig Sabina and Samantha Foster were instrumental in Brett’s recruitment,” AccelerātUM


Versique Search and Consulting Names CFO

Minneapolis, MN-headquartered Versique Search and Consulting has promoted Erik Fortier to chief financial officer. In this role, he will oversee the company’s finance operations as well as HR, IT and office administration functions, and will focus on maintaining Versique’s continued growth and helping to drive its strategic initiatives. “Erik has brought a whole new level


Unemployment Rate Falls to 11.1 Percent; Another 1.4 Million Jobless Claims Filed

Employment surprisingly rose by 4.8 million in June as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. These improvements in the labor market reflect a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March, April and May due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and


Higher Education Leadership Recruits Business Dean for Arkansas Tech University

Following a nationwide search, C. Wayne Alderman and Alan Medders of Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search have completed the search for the new dean of the college of business for Arkansas Tech University (ATU). K. Russell Jones will start in his new role with the university on Monday. “Dr. Jones is an experienced academician and administrator who is


20/20 Foresight Strengthens Search Staff

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Mitch Ornstein as managing director. Mr. Ornstein, who will work from the firm’s Chicago office, brings more than 15 years of executive search experience in placing senior leaders across all functions to his new role. He will serve as 20/20 Foresight’s functional expert in the CFO


How to Retain Executive Mothers During and After COVID-19

In January 2020, women constituted more than 50 percent of the American workforce. Six months and 15 million jobs later, this may not be the case, according to a new report by Odgers Berndtson and co-authored by Catherine Bass Black and Lisa DeConto. “It’s been widely recognized that women in the United States are being disproportionately affected


McDermott & Bull Recruits CEO for NEXT for AUTISM 

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has placed former American Montessori Society executive Timothy Purnell as the new CEO for NEXT for AUTISM. Chris Bull, managing partner and co-founder of the search firm, led the assignment. Mr. Purnell has a proven track record as an innovative leader, strategic planner and inspiring educator. He transitioned


Hightech Partners Adds Technology, Digital Executive

Digital-focused executive search firm Hightech Partners (HTP) has expanded with the addition of Jean-Christophe Legrand, a senior executive in technology and digital, to help develop the firm’s international business. His appointment strengthens HTP’s strategy as a global leader in the field of digital executive-level recruitment, but also as advisor to clients on the talent aspects of digital


Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Business Officer for the Detroit Pistons

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has assisted the Detroit Pistons in the recruitment of former Roc Nation executive Mike Zavodsky as its new chief business officer. The role is a new position for the professional basketball organization. Mr. Zavodsky begins work with the NBA team on Wednesday. He will report to Pistons vice chair Arn Tellem.


Focus Search Partners Creates Interim Executive Services Practice 

Top experts in talent management and leadership recruitment agree that filling an interim leadership position can be a significant opportunity for an organization. Focus Search Partners, the executive search division of talent solutions provider Vaco, recently launched an interim executive services practice to leverage the firm’s 20-year history. The firm tapped C-suite talent veteran Monica Foster to lead the


IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Russia

IRC Global Executive Search Partners has strengthened its global presence adding VIPJOBS LLC as a new member firm in Russia. The organization says that Russia is a market with significant talent and strong demand for leadership capabilities. “With IRC Russia, our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,”


Leading Through & Beyond COVID-19; Best Practices for an Unprecedented Time

Leaders may automatically default to the bottom line and focus on the financial damage that COVID-19 is causing—and for good reason. But many employees place greater emphasis and importance on the support they are receiving from leadership, according to a new report from Robinson Resource Group. “People need to know that even though their leader is


The Christopher Group Places CHRO for American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The Christopher Group has placed Michelle Jones as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The search was completed by founder and CEO Tom Christopher, recruiting director Jeff Wilbanks and senior operations manager Matthew Duda. “Partnering with TCG and Jeff specifically was absolutely fantastic,” said Ms. Jones. “COVID-19 hit during the process and


DHR International Adds Partner to Financial Officer Practice 

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has expanded with the addition of Rob Tillman as managing partner of its global financial officer practice. He will also serve as a key leader in the firm’s private equity and advanced technology practices and will work closely with DHR’s advisory services team, Elevate Partners. Mr. Tillman has served with three of


Bespoke Partners Recruits Technology Officer for Clearlake Capital-backed Provation

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has assisted in the placement of Linda Buan as chief technology officer of Clearlake Capital Group-backed Provation. Ms. Buan had been serving as the company’s vice president, product development and operations. “Innovation, quality and service have long been defining characteristics of Provation’s software solutions, and our chief technology officer


Westmont Search Selected to Lead Chief Nursing Officer Search for Essentia Health

As the healthcare sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer has traditionally been the most

Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for the San Francisco 49ers

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Alex Chang as chief marketing officer of the San Francisco 49ers. Managing director Diana Busino led the search along with recruiter Allie Crone. The 49ers wanted a proven marketing leader with a

Laurence Simons Appoints New Managing Director

International legal recruiter Laurence Simons has named Lucinda Moule as managing director in the firm’s London office. Ms. Moule will focus on growth of Laurence Simons’ operations in the U.K. and Ireland as well as in the European private practice market. She has 15 years recruitment experience, having worked with the PSD Group, GRS and

Financial Executives Extend Their Reach Into Operations and HR

More than one in four (27 percent) chief financial officers said they have become more involved in company operations over the past three years. Human resources was the second most common area of expanded responsibility, cited by 19 percent of respondents. The survey, conducted by Robert Half Management Resources, included responses from 1,400 CFOs in

McCracken & Partners Retained by MarketWire

McCracken & Partners Executive Search Inc. has been selected by Marketwire Inc. to lead in its search for a new global head of product management. Canadian-owned and headquartered, for almost three decades Marketwire connect news makers and news consumers, sharing information with audiences worldwide.

Heidrick & Struggles Expands Leadership Consulting Practice

Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has appointed Mark Nadler as partner in its leadership consulting practice. Mr. Nadler comes to Heidrick from Oliver Wyman Delta where he served as partner and specialized in consulting to CEOs, boards, and senior executives of major corporations on effective leadership and organizational change. Much of his

Tatum Strengthens Healthcare Practice

Executive services firm Tatum LLC has added three key senior professionals to its healthcare practice to strengthen and reinforce the services offered to help healthcare organizations resolve strategic, operational and financial challenges. As a new partner with Tatum, Cindi Long will be responsible for serving the company's portfolio of healthcare clients. Prior to Tatum, she

Summit Search Solutions Selected by Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School

Summit Search Solutions, Inc., an executive search firm that specializes in higher education, has been retained by Pacific Oaks College & Children's School to lead in its search for a new president. Founded in 1959 by a small group of Quaker families, Pacific Oaks College is dedicated to the fundamental Quaker principles of inclusion, social

PeopleAnswers Signs Deal with Greystar Real Estate Partners

PeopleAnswers has signed a new software licensing agreement with Greystar Real Estate Partners, a multifamily property management company. The PeopleAnswers HR solution will provide a web-based platform to assist with managing a number of electronic resumes and applications candidates submitted to Greystar. Greystar's talent management team will use the new technology to support their existing

Kelly Services Records 16 Percent Revenue Gain

Kelly Services, Inc./(NASDAQ:KELY), a global provider of workforce solutions, has posted revenue for the second quarter of 2010 of $1.4 billion, a 16 percent increase from revenues of $1.21 billion in 2010. The company had earnings of $21 million, or 53 cents a share, compared with of $3.9 million, or 11 cents a share, a

Bond International to be Implemented by Mega Force

Recruitment software provider Bond International Software has announced that Mega Force, which offers a range of innovative and customized staffing solutions to many of the top companies in North Carolina, will use Bond’s flagship recruiting software, Adapt as well as IT outsourcing provided by Bond. “With Bond supporting all IT needs for Mega Force, we

Grafton Employment Group Expands Group Board

The Grafton Employment Group, an employment and HR solutions company in Ireland and Central Eastern Europe, has made five appointments to its group board. Robert Dix is appointed to the role of group chairman, Niall Keyes takes on the role of partner for the CEE region, Vivienne Jupp assumes the role of non executive director,

Spencer Stuart to Lead CEO Search for Clorox

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been selected by consumer products giant The Clorox Company to recruit a new chief executive officer. Carl C. Icahn, the largest shareholder of Clorox, recently offered a $10.7 billion takeover bid for the company; when he was rebuffed he proposed dumping the entire board of directors and replacing it

Kenexa Launches Social Solutions for Recruiting

Kenexa Corporation, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has launched Kenexa Social Solutions, a multi-faceted set of social recruiting tools. The new solution draws on Kenexa's industry expertise in sourcing, recruiting, employment branding and social media to deliver positive outcomes for hiring employers as well as job candidates. Included in Kenexa Social

CareerBliss Adds Former Monster Exec

CareerBliss, an online career community, added has Jim Dwyer as its global director of strategic partnerships. Mr. Dwyer was previously global director at Monster Worldwide. He specializes in digital marketing, recruitment and client acquisition strategy, global business development, strategic partnerships and redefining the online career space. Heidi Golledge, co-founder and CEO of CareerBliss, said: “Jim

Odgers Berndtson Adds Head of U.S. Asset Management Practice

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has added Alexander G. Thomson as a partner in its Boston office and head of its U.S. asset management practice. Mr. Thomson has more than 16 years experience as an executive recruiter, conducting domestic and international C-level searches for clients across the asset management spectrum including real estate, debt, and

RSR Partners Opens in New York City

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm based in Greenwich, Conn., has opened an office in New York City. The New York City office will allow the company to be closer to its clients and talent, particularly in the areas of private equity and financial services. “There is no executive search firm quite

hrQ Expands in Houston

hrQ, an executive search and professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources profession, has appointed Lonnie Bane to its Houston team. Mr. Bane, who has more than 30 years of business experience specializing in human resources and business development, will serve as principal consultant focused on business development and human resources consulting services.

FlemingMartin Recruits CFO for Munchkin

Executive search firm FlemingMartin LLC has placed Gary Rolfes as chief financial officer of Munchkin, Inc. Most recently, Mr. Rolfes served as CFO at LRN Corporation. Founded in 1991, Munchkin, Inc. is a private company that creates innovative baby and toddler products across a broad range of categories. FlemingMartin is a retained executive search firm

JobS2Web Announces Latest Version of Recruitment Marketing Platform

Jobs2web, a provider of interactive recruiting solutions, has announced the release of version 3.0 of the company's Recruitment Marketing Platform. The Recruitment Marketing Platform (RMP) is Jobs2web's platform that helps recruiters measure and optimize their interactive recruitment marketing. Specifically devoted to improving how recruiting intelligence is used in talent acquisition, this release focuses on the

Boyden Selects Trina Gordon as New President and CEO

Boyden has selected Trina Gordon as the firm’s new president and chief executive officer. The firm’s board also elected Dr. Gerhard Raisig as chairman. The board’s decision further extends Ms. Gordon’s leadership of Boyden; most recently, Ms. Gordon has served as chairman of the Boyden World Corporation board and managing director of the firm’s Chicago

PrincetonOne Adds New Recruitment Specialists

PrincetonOne, a total recruitment services provider based in Skillman, NJ, has added eight new employees to its team staffing specialists. Rosina Ayala joins the company specializing in the accounting and finance industries. Ben DiPaolo joins PrincetonOne as a project coordinator in Cleveland; he specializes in recruiting for companies in the business services and manufacturing fields.

DHR Fills Board Position for ThermoGenesis

DHR International has placed Robin Stracey as a member of the board of directors at ThermoGenesis Corporation. Executive vice president, managing director and global life sciences practice leader John Baker led the search for DHR with assistance from J.L. Baker, principal, life sciences practice. Mr. Stracey currently serves as chairman, president and chief executive officer

IIC Partners Adds Salveson Stetson Group as Member Firm

IIC Partners has added Radnor, Philadelphia-based multi-specialty retained executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group (SSG) as its latest member, bringing the total number of offices to 53 in 37 countries including six in the U.S. Salveson Stetson Group was founded in 1996 by HR consultants John Salveson and Sally Stetson.

Payroll Solutions International Partners with ExactHire

Payroll Solutions International Inc. (PSI) has entered into a strategic partnership with ExactHire to provide applicant tracking software solutions to mid-sized organizations with employees in North America and Internationally. ExactHire's talent management software leverages technology to streamline traditional, manual talent acquisition and onboarding processes, making them paperless and more efficient. “This new strategic partnership strengthens

Pilat HR Solutions Acquires ITCOM Informational Systems

Pilat HR Solutions, a provider of human capital management technology and professional services, has acquired ITCOM Information Systems, Ltd., an Israel-based information systems consulting, accompaniment and implementation company. Terms and conditions of the deal were not disclosed. With this acquisition, the firm expands its human capital management offerings to provide employers with customer relationship management

Workday Selected by Thomson Reuters

Workday, Inc. has announced that Thomson Reuters will use Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) and Payroll for worker data in more than 100 countries. Additionally, Workday will provide an intuitive interface, unified HCM and Payroll for local and global workforce management, real-time workforce visibility, and the ability to conduct HR-related tasks and workforce analytics from

JBK Associates Expands with Office in Florida

Executive talent solutions firm JBK Associates has opened a new office in Phillips Point, West Palm Beach, FL to support the firm’s continued growth. The West Palm Beach office is the third office for JBK Associates, which is headquartered in Englewood, N.J., and has a satellite office in Atlanta. Founder, president and CEO Julie Kampf

The Judge Group Names Head of Human Capital Management Division

The Judge Group, a provider recruiting services, has appointed Sanjay Shah as president of the firm's new human capital management solutions division. Mr. Shah has held positions in information technology and procurement for over 15 years, and also helped to build an off-shore quality assurance team in his previous role at a human resource services

3P Consultants Completes Search for DSM

Executive search firm 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd has recruited Puneet Kumar as director of corporate affairs for DSM. Mr. Kumar joins DSM from Wipro where he served as general manager of corporate affairs. DSM is a $9 billion Global Life Sciences and Material Sciences company. 3P Consultants Pvt. Ltd, a member of the Association of

Heidrick & Struggles Selects New CFO

Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has named Richard W. Pehlke as executive vice president and chief financial officer. "As we continue to bring our leadership advisory platform to life in the marketplace, Rich will be an instrumental part of our executive team in positioning Heidrick & Struggles for the next phase of

McGregor Boyall Creates New Insurance Financial Services Practice

Executive recruiter McGregor Boyall has launched a new insurance and financial services practice and assigned Paul Byrne as its head. Mr. Byrne will head up a new team focusing on senior to mid-level IT and business change roles within the insurance and retail financial services sector. “We’re supporting a number of large business change and

HRsmart Grows Middle East Team

HRsmart International, a global talent management software company, has added Wissam Charaf to its Middle Eastern team. Mr. Charaf will assume the role of regional sales manager for HRsmart in the Gulf Region and the Middle East. Prior to joining HRsmart, he handled challenging sales roles across the Middle East, Europe, and Africa. He started

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