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PFM Executive Search has placed Michael Atkins as the new chief executive officer of the Comox Valley Airport Commission (CVAC) in British Columbia. Partner Shaun Carpenter and consultant Matthew Bell led the assignment. Mr. Atkins takes over from Alex Robertson, who served as CVAC’s acting CEO since the late Fred Bigelow’s departure for medical leave in 2019.
ZRG has expanded with the addition of Lee Golodny as managing director. Mr. Golodny has seven years of executive search experience dedicated exclusively to life sciences, having placed more than 100 executives within the industry. He will work in the firm’s New York City office. “Through a string of successful assignments, Lee has made a name for himself
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The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, recently recruited Chris Castilian as the new CEO of the National Ski Patrol (NSP), a leading authority on winter mountain safety, in Lakewood, CO. He succeeds former executive director Meegan Moszynski. Senior search consultant Bruce Scott led the assignment. The process to
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?
Life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners recently partnered with 2N Pharma, a biotech company developing therapeutic drugs to treat neurological disorders, to secure the appointments of Alex Leech as chair of the board of directors and John Kemp as non-executive director. “We are very proud and excited to welcome Alex and John to the board,” said Preben Bruun-Nyzell,
Atlanta-based executive search firm Pinnacle Search Partners LLC has expanded with the addition of Lori Ellis as retail practice leader. She has a particular focus on expanding the firm’s home furnishings practice. Before joining Pinnacle Search, Ms. Ellis was part of a national search firm. “As a trusted advisor to leadership teams, Lori delivers strategies and structures
The Labor Department reported that 364,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 388,000 new jobless claims. 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 4,000 from 411,000 to 415,000. The four-week
A successful biography interview helps everyone understand better how a candidate thinks, prioritizes, and delivers results – based upon his or her earliest attempts to make sense of life. Many candidates have learned how to prep for difficult questions probing their ability to deal with adversity and conflict. “However, it is much less likely that
New York City-based Phillips Oppenheim has placed not-for-profit executive Jennifer Bernstein as president and CEO of The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG). Sarah James and Becky Klein led the assignment. Ms. Bernstein becomes the 10th leader of the 130-year-old institution following an extensive, nine-month, international search that included a diverse and wide range of prospects. To ensure a smooth
Melva Tate of executive search firm Tate & Associates has assisted in the placement Meghann Bridgeman as the new president and CEO of Create Birmingham, which is dedicated to the economic development of Birmingham, AL’s creative industries. She will succeed Buddy Palmer, who has served as president and CEO of the non-profit for 13 years.
Organizations everywhere are looking for better ways to recruit and retain good quality people to drive effectiveness, and performance, in their business. Executive search firms are stepping up with an array of leadership assessment services that are starting to make massive strides in the field of predictive analytics. But not all of them have candidate
You may have wondered what talent assessment tools are and how effective they can be in the hiring process. According to a new report by McDermott & Bull, employers like them because they can reduce the time and cost of recruiting new staff and can result in increased productivity, cost savings and better retention among top
Lindauer has been retained by Solar One to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. CEO Deb Taft is leading the search along with senior consultant Terri Rutter. Solar One’s mission is to advance energy justice through the design and delivery of innovative education, training and technical assistance that foster sustainability and resilience in
Does your company have a story to tell? You may need a chief storyteller. Although not a new role, the position of chief storyteller is becoming increasingly important for modern businesses. LPA Search Partners recently placed Steve Nazarian as chief storyteller for Graduation Alliance, a company focused on dropout recovery and alternative pathways to job placement. “From his years of
The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious, and adaptable, report recruiters, with the capacity to deal with
Houston, TX-based search firm Allen Austin, parent company to Gaines International, recently introduced a new service offering to support leaders in pursuit of a culture of peak performance: Communication IQ. “Other assessments tend to do their best to describe you and build self-awareness, and then they leave it at that,” said Danielle Mairs, managing partner
With U.S. coronavirus infections at their lowest levels, more Americans are making their long-anticipated return to the office. Over the course of the pandemic most companies adopted remote working to creatively combat the challenges presented by quarantines and other COVID-19 related precautions. But according to a landmark global workforce survey conducted by Careerminds and Hunt
More and more companies are announcing their plans for workers to return to the office. So it is that reorganizing their approaches to hiring and new working environments has been high on the agendas of business leaders and HR professionals everywhere. Among the challenges that these changes pose are the practicalities of the physical space
Executive search firm ON Partners has assisted in the placement of Amanda Daniel as the first chief human resources officer (CHRO) of SkyWater Technology, a technology realization firm. Baillie Parker and Alex Pelak led the assignment. “We are focused on optimizing our performance-driven culture as we aggressively expand and scale our technology as a service (TaaS) business model across the semiconductor
Chicago-based search firm Kittleman & Associates recently assisted in the placement of Diane Hollingsworth as president and CEO of non-profit eye bank network Eversight. “Throughout the interview process, Diane’s experience, passion and vision stood above all the others,” Jerry Anderson, chair of the board of directors at Eversight. “The board is confident that she is the best choice
Global recruiting organization The Amrop Partnership has launched a global shipping practice. “As a consequence of the new challenges and often exciting opportunities within the shipping industry today, clients are seeking a new breed of leader, one who combines outstanding leadership skills, with a focus on sustainability, technology and environmental stewardship, all from a global perspective,” said Thomas Hofer,
A group of private investors led by majority partner CTR Group, a Virginia-based, family-owned employment services firm, has completed its acquisition of RM Nephew & Associates, an executive search firm headquartered in Boston, MA. Hunt Scanlon Ventures facilitated the introduction and the transaction. RM Nephew and Associates, with offices in Boston and New York, offers
Private equity has been among the fastest recovering business sectors, due in part to its history of successfully executing turnarounds. “Private equity has historically been about the numbers and driving earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) to increase the value of a company,” said Dan Hawkins, founder and CEO of Summit Leadership Partners.
Egon Zehnder has appointed German Herrera as the firm’s new U.S. leader. He will succeed Karl Alleman, who led the region over the past five years. “With a client-focused mindset and the ability to help leaders navigate change, Karl Alleman has helped build an incredibly strategic, robust, and successful U.S. practice,” said Ed Camara, global
Chicago-based executive search firm DHR International has been enlisted to find news presidents and CEOs for both the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio and the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium in Pennsylvania. The Ohio search launched earlier this month with James Abruzzo, managing partner of the global non-profit practice for DHR, gathering input from zoo employees, leaders
Executive search firm Bradbury-Miller Associates has assisted the Hoboken Public Library in the recruitment of Jennie Pu as its new director. After what turned out to be a nationwide search, four finalists were identified. The board of trustees voted unanimously to appoint Ms. Pu as its new leader. She replaces long-time director Lina Podles who officially
For the last decade or so, many companies have been on a mission to become data-driven, and for good reason. According to a new report by Morgan Samuels, the benefits to an organization are innumerable: The business gains a competitive edge, increases operational efficiency and effectiveness, scales the company, becomes more agile, makes more informed decisions,
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 Nipun Soni as the new chief financial officer
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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
Amid the fallout from COVID-19, confidence among U.S. CEOs has declined sharply. The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence decreased from 43 in the fourth quarter of 2019 to 36 in the first quarter of 2020. In addition, a follow-up survey from late March to early April showed a further decline to 34. (A reading of
The headhunting industry experienced a decrease in the number of new searches started worldwide in the third quarter of 2012, as reported by the global the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). New search mandates saw a fall of -7.6 percent year-on-year (from Q3 2011 to Q3 2012) and -6.8 percent quarter-on-quarter (from Q2 2012
Ultimate Software/(NASDAQ:ULTI), a provider of HR, payroll, and talent management solutions, has posted third quarter revenues of revenues of $82.6 million, an increase of 23 percent, compared to $67.8 million, a year ago. GAAP net income for the quarter was $4.7 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, compared to $1.1 million, or $0.04 per diluted
The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online, had a gain of 4.9 points in October, a 41.4 point improvement over October, 2009. The Index has remained fairly stable over the past few months, although nationwide improvement was not significant enough to put a sizable dent in unemployment. Baltimore benefited the most from
Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has merged with Hughes Consultants, a Southeastern U.S.-focused legal recruiting, executive search and diversity management firm. Based in Atlanta, Hughes Consultants serves a national client base of Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 100 law firms and governmental agencies. Representative clients include Del Monte Foods, Kenyon & Kenyon, Turner Broadcasting
Annelore Ficq has joined Maes & Lunau as principal consultant for business services, IT and the telecom market. Ms. Ficq was formerly a partner at Boyden Global Executive Search. Founded in 1978 and based in The Netherlands, Maes & Lunau is an executive search firm and member of Penrhyn International, a global partnership of independent
Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has placed Kevin Lord as the new senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Gannett Co. Mr. Lord joins Gannett from NBCUniversal, where he was executive vice president of human resources for NBC News. Gannett is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including
Kforce Inc./(NASDAQ:KFRC), a provider of professional staffing services and solutions, has posted revenues of $270.2 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, an increase of 3.5 percent from $261 million a year ago. The company reported net income of $9.3 million, or $0.26 per share, versus net income of $8.4 million, or $0.22
The nation's No. 3 executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted net revenue of $117.3 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012, down 17.5 percent from $142.2 million a year ago. Year over year, net revenue declined 5.8 percent in the Americas, 43 percent in Europe (approximately 38 percent on a
Financial services organization ING Bank Netherlands has selected cloud-based Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management (HCM) to help provide the information and tools needed by its HR functions for its employees. The financial services firm will deploy the full suite of Oracle Fusion Global Human Resources and Talent Management solutions, including Oracle Fusion Goal Management, Oracle
RegionUP has been created to become Asia’s first subscription-based regional job site with an emphasis on the US$100K+ job market across the APAC region. RegionUP is operated by BizReach, Inc., subscription-based job site that exclusively targets the senior-level (JPY 10 million) job market. The site will also become the first ever, regional job site in
Halogen Software has partnered with SHL to offer enhanced value to Halogen customers across several key areas of talent management, including talent acquisition, leadership development, career development and succession planning. Through the partnership, the two companies will collaborate to bring customers the combined value of Halogen's talent management solutions and SHL's wide array of talent
Retained executive search firm Trilogy Search Non+Profit has placed Dawn Hirsch as senior vice president of human resources for inVentiv Health’s commercial segment, a provider of sales, marketing, communications and patient outcome services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic drug and medical device companies. Mr. Hirsch was previously the global head of HR for investment & advisory
Signium International has added Talent Africa as its newest member firm. The alliance is expected to enable Talent Africa to service international clients not only in South Africa, but also in sub-Saharan Africa. Talent Africa will form part of the EMEA regional network and the reporting relationship will be dual to the chairman, based in
Recruitment consultancy Michael Page International will be rebranding to PageGroup and updating the look of its core brands Michael Page, Page Personnel and Page Executive. From a client and candidate point of view, PageGroup retains its core brands of Michael Page and Page Personnel with no operational change. The brands will operate within the framework
PAB Appointments, SRS consulting and Ruston Hemmings have joined forces to form specialist recruitment-to-recruitment agency, SW6 Associates. The company will be based out of London. SW6 Associates’ managing director, Jason Leggatt, said: “This merger helps us get our message across with a greater impact to our target candidates. By bringing together our nearly 50 years
Boyden has launched a global financial officers practice and appointed Simon Bailey to be its head. Mr. Baily, a partner of Boyden based in the U.K., has 20 years' experience focusing on CFO and financial management assignments working with multinational businesses. The global financial officers practice is dedicated to the assessment and appointment of CFOs
TribeHR, a social human resources platform, has introduced the TribeHR Reseller Program for HR consultants and service providers who are committed to delivering powerful and efficient services and solutions to their clients. By offering a comprehensive HR software platform as part of their offering, participants in the program can create new recurring revenue streams. “Business
DavenportMajor Executive Search has placed Duncan Potter as the new chief marketing officer and Jeff Huppertz as senior vice president of business and corporate development at SeaWell Networks. Mr. Potter most recently served as CMO for Edgeware AB. Previously, Mr. Huppertz was general partner at JRP Partners, LLC. SeaWell Networks Inc. is a leader in
SuccessFactors, a provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions, has announced that The Timken Company will implement the SuccessFactors Business Execution Suite (BizX), including Employee Central, to integrate its people-related processes and systems across its global operations. Timken is an industrial technology leader that designs, manufactures and markets mechanical components and high-performance steel
Diversity and inclusion remain much more an ideal than a reality, according to a global study released by executive search firm Egon Zehnder International. Study participants were almost unanimously committed to diversity and inclusion with 96 percent stating that working in a diverse and inclusive environment is personally important to them. Nearly all executives surveyed
Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX), a career website for technology and engineering professionals, recorded revenues of $48 million, an increase of three percent from $46.8 million in the comparable quarter of 2011. The company earned $11 million, or 17 cents per share, up from $9.3 million, or 13 cents per share, for the same quarter last year.
U.K.-based executive recruiter court & spark consulting has added Michael Hobbs as its chairman. Mr. Hobbs has spent over 30 years operating within the retail sector in roles with H&M, Burtons, Laura Ashley, Mountain Warehouse and was CEO of Adams Childrenswear where he successfully led an MBO to transform the business, doubling profits in three
Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed Douglas Gattuso as executive vice president of global sales at Trilogy Enterprises. Mr. Gattuso formerly served as president of Neoris USA. Caldwell Partners, founded in 1970, provides human capital services to its clients through offices and partners in Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Calgary,
InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has added China-based ZW HR Consulting Co., Ltd. to its worldwide network of alliance firms. ZW HR Consulting (formerly known as GEN Enterprise Consulting Co., Ltd.), is an executive search and recruitment process outsourcing firm with offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Suzhou, Shenzhen and
New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been selected by Aetna International to lead in its search for a head of international health solutions for the company’s international business segment. Aetna International is one of the industry’s largest and most prominent international health benefits providers, supporting more than 445,000 members worldwide. Founded in 2002, Work&Partners recruits senior
Paycom has announced the launch of its talent management suite. This new addition to Paycom’s suite of human capital management tools offers employers talent management intelligence in one application with complete pay data integration and online Personnel Action Forms (PAFs). “The goal of our talent management technology is to eliminate redundant HR activities and streamline
JobOn, the site that matches employers with hourly workers using video enabled job application technology, has named Pete Steiner as executive vice president of sales to expand the company’s resources focused on capturing retail, hospitality and restaurant customers. Mr. Steiner’s experience includes his tenure at Monster.com, the online career and recruitment resource where he was
Executive search firm Daversa Partners has recruited Neil Rothstein as vice president of marketing at 23andme. With nearly 20 years of marketing experience, Mr. Rothstein most recently served as the VP of online marketing at Netflix. 23andMe provides genetic testing for over 100 traits and diseases as well as DNA ancestry. Daversa Partners specializes in
DHR International has added Ayman Haddad as managing director, Middle East and North Africa based in the firm’s Dubai office. Mr. Haddad has 22 years of professional experience including management consulting, acting CEO of a family owned business, and eight years in executive search. He was previously a managing partner with Heidrick & Struggles focusing
Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted third quarter 2012 revenues of $1.03 billion, a five percent increase from revenues of $984.7 million in the third quarter of 2011. During the quarter, the company recorded earnings of $57.7 million, or 41 cents per share, compared with $43.6 million, or 31 cents per share, in the year-ago
Aon Hewitt, the global human resource solutions business, has announced its intention to acquire OmniPoint’s Workday Services company, a deployment and integration firm and key partner of Workday, a market leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) HR solutions. Once the transaction is closed, Aon Hewitt will be able to expand and accelerate its Workday