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To Integrate AI, Companies Must Alter Management Styles

To best serve their clients, executive recruiters must understand that a company’s integration of artificial intelligence requires trust.

New Report Shows Diversity Gaps in AI/Data Leadership, Compensation

Heidrick & Struggles’ first annual survey of data, analytics and artificial intelligence executives examines both organizational structure and compensation for roles with these responsibilities.

Attracting Top Talent in the Age of AI

Artificial intelligence and automated technologies are about to transform the search for people. David Chan, CEO of Bo Le Associates, discusses how to find and retain talent in the workplace of tomorrow.

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Flatiron Search Partners Assists Exaltare Capital Management with CEO Search

Flatiron Search Partners (FSP) has assisted in the recruitment of Heather D’Agosta as the new CEO of Exaltare Capital Management – GF Venture Group Inc. “Congratulations to Heather D’Agosta on her new role as CEO at Exaltare Capital Management, LLC- GF Venture Group, Inc.,” Flatiron Search Partners said in a LinkedIn post. “This platform is a leading franchisee

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BroadView Talent Partners Seeking New Leader for Communities in Schools

BroadView Talent Partners was recently retained by Communities in Schools in OH to lead in its search a new executive director. Christie Angel, Johanna Vargas, Donna Young, and Elizabeth Keyser are leading the assignment. The executive director will serve as the primary leader and director for Communities In Schools, guiding the organization toward successfully realizing

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Executive Recruiters Pull Off Another Remarkable Year, Remain Bullish for 2023

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive recruiters. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2022, a result of continued pentup demand for senior-level leaders and their key reports.

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BrainWorks Fills Senior Position for Macrobond Financial

Warren, NJ-based executive search firm BrainWorks placed Carla Mendy as global leader of revenue operations with Macrobond Financial in London. Liam Garrity, national practice leader, led the search. “We are thrilled to welcome Carla to Macrobond’s leadership team,” said Howard Rees, chief commercial officer of Macrobond Financial. “Her wealth of experience and strategic vision will be

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?

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Griffith Group Expands to British Columbia

Toronto-based executive recruitment firm Griffith Group Executive Search has expanded its presence with the opening of a new office in British Columbia. “This expansion marks a significant milestone in the firm’s growth and to its commitment to serving its clients with local expertise,” the search firm said. “The firm’s new office in British Columbia strategically

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Creating a Positive Corporate Culture for Employee Engagement

Corporate culture, when nurtured properly, creates a workforce that is not only dedicated but also emotionally and intellectually committed to the organization’s goals. This exploration delves into effective strategies for nurturing a resilient and vibrant organizational culture, according to a recent report from EMA Partners’ Chris Hardy. “Additionally, it addresses the critical challenge of rejuvenating

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Slone Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Carisma Therapeutics

Chief medical officers are typically cited as the senior government official designated head of medical services, sometimes at the national level. The post is held by a physician who advises and leads a team of medical experts on matters of public health importance. According to recruiters, the role of the chief medical officer has evolved in recent years, and

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D. Hilton Associates Seeking CEO for Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has about 5,300 federally insured credit unions, with more than $1.5 trillion in assets and 118.3 million members, 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

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Vangst Acquires CannabizTemp

Vangst, the cannabis-focused hiring platform, has acquired CannabizTemp, the temporary staffing division of CannabizTeam. The acquisition was 50 percent cash, 50 percent stock, and is the first acquisition in the cannabis HR space. Vangst launched Vangst GIGS, an on-demand hiring platform, in 2018 to address the cannabis industry’s hiring needs. Since launching Vangst GIGS Vangst

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Kestria Adds New Member Firm in South Africa

Kestria, formerly known as IRC Global Executive Search Partners, has added Edge Executive Search in South Africa as its newest member firm. “In our continuous effort to strengthen and expand our alliance into critical markets, we are excited about our new member firm in South Africa led by Janice Wagner,” said Katerina Meimaroglou, president of

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Using Leadership Assessment to Win the PE Talent Wars

Talent has become an increasingly acknowledged driver of value creation in private equity firms as pressure to deliver outsized returns increases. With this, PE funds have invested in executive recruiting services and built out their own internal functions to find the best talent in an increasingly competitive landscape. Nevertheless, the evaluation process for talent hasn’t

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The Key Strategies for Scaling a Business; More Than Just an Experienced CEO

Scaling a business is an important milestone that many companies hope to accomplish. However, the common misconception is that it takes an experienced CEO at the helm to successfully navigate this crucial phase. In reality, scaling has more to do with readiness, purpose, and a specific set of required leadership traits and skills that often

Hanold Associates Recruits Chief Legal Officer for the U.S. Soccer Federation

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has placed Carlos Kuri as the chief legal officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation in Chicago. Jason Hanold, Mayank Parikh, Meg McElroy, and Catie Nelson led the assignment. “I’m thrilled to join U.S. Soccer at this momentous time for the organization and sport, as we look forward to the Men’s World Cup

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Kevin Chase Executive Search Group Seeking Chief Program Officer for Point Foundation

Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group was recently retained by Point Foundation to lead in its search for a chief program officer. Kevin Chase, managing partner, and Catie DiFelice, senior associate, are spearheading the assignment for the search firm. The chief program officer is responsible for managing Point’s scholarship programs, spearheading program innovation and delivery, and

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Egon Zehnder Appoints Co-Head for North America CEO Board Practice

Leadership advisory firm Egon Zehnder has named Pam Warren as a new leader for the North America CEO and board practice. She joins Chuck Gray at the helm of the practice, succeeding Lisa Blais. “We are thrilled to welcome Pam Warren as co-head of the North America CEO and board practice,” said Mr. Gray. “Her commitment

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A Look at the Landscape for Hiring a PE Operating Company CEO

Leaders of private equity firms looking to hire a portfolio-business CEO have a great deal to consider. The U.S. PE talent landscape is changing dramatically in real time, due to multiple forces related to economics, industry, and consumer habits, according to a recent report from Heidrick & Struggles’ Jason Henderson and Amanda Worthington. “They’re all

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Envision Consulting Assists Ryman Arts with Executive Director Search

Following an extensive search, Pasadena, CA-based Envision Consulting has assisted in the recruitment of Audrey T. Salzburg as the new executive director of Ryman Arts. “We are thrilled to welcome Audrey Salzburg as our new executive director,” said David A. Price, board chair. “She is a charismatic and visionary leader, uniquely positioned to build and foster

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Buffkin / Baker Leading President Search for Augusta University

Partner-led executive search firm Buffkin / Baker was recently retained by Augusta University to lead in its search for a new president. Partner Ann Yates and associate Dinah DeWitt are leading the assignment. Reporting to the chancellor of the University System of Georgia, the president of Augusta University serves as the campus’ chief executive officer, directs the

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PoliHire Appoints General Counsel and Senior Advisor

PoliHire, a retained executive search firm and consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., has expanded with the addition of James Banks as senior director and general counsel and Marcia K. Thompson as senior advisor. “I am thrilled to have James and Marcia’s extraordinary talents and expertise on our team as we approach our 19th year in

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AltoPartners Elects New Member Firm in Abu Dhabi and London

AltoPartners, an international alliance of boutique executive search and leadership consulting firms, has added Evrima, an executive search and leadership solutions firm with offices in Abu Dhabi and London, as its newest member firm. Led by Karla Dorsch, Evrima specializes in buy-side financial services, with a client base comprising asset managers, private banks, investment companies, sovereign

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CHRO Perspectives for 2024 and Beyond

A notable lack of confidence in leadership, coupled with significant skepticism around overall business performance, is raising concerns among HR and people leaders. Pressing questions are emerging about leadership capabilities that demand attention. When a recent report from Leathwaite queried about prioritized current people challenges, leadership capabilities emerged as the top concern, followed by organizational

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McCormack+Kristel Recruits CFO for the Los Angeles LGBT Center

McCormack+Kristel recently helped to recruit Robyn Goldman as the new CFO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center, which fights to advance civil rights and freedoms for LGBTQ people domestically and internationally through education, advocacy, and community organizing. Michelle Kristel led the assignment. “Join us in congratulating Robyn Goldman on her new role as the chief financial officer

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Anthem Executive Recruits Provost for Texas Woman’s University

Following a national search, executive recruitment firm Anthem Executive has helped to recruit Angela Christine Bauer as the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost of Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Denton, TX. Michael Ballew, Scott Watson, Mike “JR” Wheless, and Florene Stawowy led the assignment. “We are poised for growth with pioneering faculty, new buildings and infrastructure, a comprehensive fundraising campaign,

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Artico Search Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Spryker

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor and Sarah Scheer of Artico Search have assisted in the recruitment of Dustin Deno as the new chief revenue officer of Spryker, a global composable commerce platform for sophisticated use cases in B2B, enterprise marketplaces, and IoT commerce. “We are thrilled to have Dustin join the Spryker leadership team,” said Boris Lokschin, co-founder and CEO at Spryker. “His innovative

Miner Lake Partners Launched by Veteran Search Consultants

John Moon and Han Liou have launched executive search firm Miner Lake Partners. “I’m proud to announce Miner Lake Partners, an executive search firm focused on the building products and industrial industries,” Mr. Moon said in a LinkedIn post. “My business partner Han Liou and I are building this firm on a foundation rooted in

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7 Ways a Retained Search Recruiter Can Help Your Career

With the increasing number of emails, calls and texts from colleagues and clients, it is understandable why someone would overlook unsolicited messages from recruiters, especially for professionals happy in their current roles. There is a perception that recruiters focus solely on filling immediate job openings, and nothing more—but nothing could be further from the truth,

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A Look at the Crucial Role of Talent Advisory in Guiding Hiring Executives

In today’s dynamic and competitive business environment, attracting and retaining top talent is a strategic imperative for organizations. As companies recognize the critical link between workforce excellence and overall success, the role of Talent Advisory functions has become increasingly vital, according to a report from Comhar Partners. “Talent advisory is not merely a recruitment service;

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True Search Recruits CEO for Funko

Global talent provider True has placed Cynthia Williams as the new CEO of NASDAQ-traded Funko, Inc. in Everett, WA. Todd Zangrillo, Ben O’Reilly, Gail Tifford, and Elizabeth Tyler led the assignment. Michael Lunsford is serving as the company’s interim CEO until Ms. Williams joins the company. “There’s a next level of innovation happening in collectibles category,” said Mr.

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Ichor Leadership Search Recruits CEO for OSPRI

New Zealand-based executive recruiting firm Ichor Leadership Search has assisted in the recruitment of Sam McIvor as the new CEO of OSPRI. “OSPRI is thrilled to welcome Sam,” said Paul Reynolds, board chair. “Sam will bring extensive practical and strategic experience and a deep understanding of the agricultural sector to drive OSPRI forward and deliver value to

Unemployment Rate Edges Down to 3.8 Percent

Employment rose by 303,000 in March as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was 6.4 million in March. Job gains occurred in healthcare, government, and construction. “This is another really strong report,” said Lauren Goodwin, economist and chief market strategist at New

A Look at Emerging Trends Affecting Leadership Teams Today

In 2023, the war for talent is accepted doctrine by boards and investors competing for human capital. The demands of new technologies, digital transformation, and trillions in capital funding have, for decades, outpaced the supply of capable leadership. Nowhere is this more true than among technology executives tasked with driving innovation from the C-suite, according

Nexus Search Partners Places Chief Diversity Officer for RAND Corp.

Nexus Search Partners, an executive search and advisory firm in Charlotte, NC, has placed Rekha Chiruvolu as chief diversity officer for the non-profit Rand Corp., the Santa Monica, CA based research group. “We’re thrilled to have partnered with RAND Corp. to locate its next chief diversity officer,” said the search firm. “Rekha Chiruvolu joins the global

TurnkeyZRG Recruits Head Coach for Yale Men’s Golf Team

Following an extensive search, TurnkeyZRG has recruited Keith Tyburski as the men’s golf coach at Yale University in Connecticut. Colin Sheehan, who coached the team since 2008, stepped down from the role this spring to pursue other golf endeavors. “We conducted a national search to find a coach that will continue the strong legacy of Yale men’s

The Differences Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Can Make for Organizations Today

Realizing the advantages of diversity in the workplace can result in greater productivity, profitability, and team morale. It can also lead to a reduced rate of employee turnover for your business. Diverse workplaces employ people who represent a wide range of ages, races, backgrounds, languages spoken, sexual orientations, abilities (physical and mental), gender identities, and

N2Growth Acquires Spanish Search Boutique Blacksmith

N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, has expanded its operations in Spain with the appointment of Alberto Herrero as managing partner. Headquartered in Madrid, Mr. Herrero will be responsible for the firm’s operations in Spain and neighboring countries and will report directly to Kelli Vukelic, the firm’s chief executive officer. Mr. Herrero

Caldwell Revenues Fall 37.5 Percent

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q3 revenues of $25.9 million (Canadian), a 37.5 percent decrease from a year ago. The firm reported a “suppressed hiring environment” impacted business in its fiscal third quarter. “Our third quarter professional fees of $25.9 million represents a 21 percent sequential increase from our second quarter and our return to profitability,” said John Wallace, CEO.

Greenwich Harbor Partners Fills Board Seats for Teach For America Connecticut

Greenwich Harbor Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Aruna Hobbs, George Kollitides, Adrienne Parkmond, Robert Taylor, and Nicole Torraco as new members of the board of directors at Teach For America Connecticut. Ms. Hobbs has built investment based businesses for major Fortune 500 companies in pensions and DC markets, elevating them to ranks growing to

Talent Will Decide Who Wins in Today’s Tech Revolution

Technology has always been a major disruptor of business. Historically, innovations like electricity, the telephone, the typewriter, and of course computers have all resulted in work getting done more quickly and efficiently. In recent years, however, technological change has been faster and more expansive than ever before, reaching beyond just the tech giants and impacting

Cook Silverman Search Seeks Executive Director for Alliance for Girls

Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been enlisted to find an executive director for the non-profit Alliance for Girls (AFG), the nation’s largest association of girls’ organizations and school partners. Victoria L. Silverman, managing founder of the search firm, is leading the assignment. “Alliance for Girls seeks a dynamic, visionary, and strategic executive director to

Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Leader of Israeli Office

Executive search, leadership consulting, and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has named Cheli Nachman as partner in charge of its Tel Aviv, Israel office. She also becomes a partner in the technology practice. “Cheli is highly regarded both as a super-dedicated recruitment consultant and trusted advisor,” said Claire Skinner, regional leader, Europe and Africa. “She will provide clients with access to

Global Hiring Expectations Down for Q3

While temperatures in many countries are heating up, global hiring plans are cooling off heading into summer, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey of nearly 39,000 employers in 41 countries. The net employment outlook is negative four percent lower than this time last year suggesting that economic headwinds are starting to impact employers’

7 Key Trends Impacting Non-Profits

Having arrived at the halfway point of the year, the non-profit and social impact practice at Koya Partners | Diversified Search Group, recently pulled together some key trends they have been seeing. In a new report, managing directors Michelle Bonoan and Marissa Delgado and managing associate Tiara Muse identified seven key themes: 1.Continued Focus on Diversity,

Academic Career & Executive Search Places Dean of College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University

After a national search, Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has placed Chris Culbertson as the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University (K-State). Dr. Culbertson, interim dean for nearly a year, has also served as a professor of chemistry and associate dean of research and graduate studies. He was

The LCap Group Takes Investment Stake in Altus Partners

The LCap Group, a strategic investor based in London, has acquired a stake in U.K.-based Altus Partners, a buy-side specialist executive search firm with 30 professionals focused on filling roles for investment, M&A, and finance leadership. The firm operates in several core areas of private equity, building out PE investment, finance, and investor relations teams, from analyst to partner level roles.

Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly as Fears of a Recession Continue to Loom

Employment rose by 209,000 in June as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped slightly to 3.6 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was 6 million in June. Employment continued to trend up in government, health care, social assistance, and construction. Among the major worker groups, the

ON Partners Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Rent

ON Partners’ Jake Espenlaub and Tindall (Sewell) Hein recently placed Jeff Lautenbach as chief revenue officer of Atlanta-based Rent, a provider of marketing software and rental management solutions. With a track record in leadership roles across leading global software and service organizations, Mr. Lautenbach brings expertise and strategic vision to drive growth and market expansion. He has held several

The Prospect of a Recession Remains Murky

The Conference Board forecasts that weaknesses emerging in some parts of the economy will intensify and grow more diffuse over the coming months, leading to a recession. This outlook is associated with numerous factors, including, persistent inflation, Federal Reserve hawkishness, dampened bank lending amid the banking crisis, reduced government spending due to the debt ceiling deal,

Russell Reynolds Associates Recruits Executive Director for the NFL Players Association

Russell Reynolds Associates has assisted in the recruitment of  Lloyd Howell as the fourth executive director of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA). He will succeed DeMaurice Smith, who is serving in his last term as the organization’s leader. “We are excited to have Lloyd lead our union into its next chapter and succeed DeMaurice Smith, who

Enhancing CEO Succession Planning

Successful CEO succession planning is vital for the long-term sustainability and growth of an organization. Poor planning, however, continues to be a prevalent issue, leading to potential disruptions and instability in corporate leadership. There are reasons behind inadequate succession planning and potential solutions that corporate board members can implement to address this critical issue, says

Peña Search Seeks VP of HR for The Meadows Foundation

Peña Search has been retained by The Meadows Foundation to lead its search for a vice president of human resources. Travis Hillier and Cindy Maloney are leading the assignment. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of handling complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, balancing short–and–long–term planning and projects with the urgency of immediate demands. They should demonstrate the ability

Bespoke Partners Names Leader of Product and Technology Executive Practice

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has appointed Ned Lanphier as partner and leader of its product and technology executive practice. “Since day one at Bespoke, Ned has displayed an unwavering commitment to deepen our expertise in technology executive recruiting and grow the business,” said Eric Walczykowski, CEO of Bespoke. “Ned brings unmatched understanding of

How Search Firms Can Help Their Clients Grow

As various pundits ruminate about the likelihood of a recession in 2023, executive search firms are already feeling the pinch, and many are seeing the industry stall when it comes to provocative thinking and creative problem-solving, according to Kelli Vukelic, CEO of N2Growth. “Executive search firms generally feel the recession first,” she said. “Tepid results

JM Search Recruits CEO for Elliott Aviation

Robert Sargent, Jim McGinley, and Bruce MacLane of JM Search have recruited Dan Edwards as president and chief executive officer of Elliott Aviation, a Moline, IL-based leader in developing and delivering quality aircraft solutions. “Dan is a strong communicator and team builder, bringing to Elliott Aviation a record of proven leadership and accomplishment,” said Bob Calton, co-managing partner of

Acertitude Recruits CFO for AIS Global

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited Mary Heitmann as the new chief financial officer of AIS Global (AISG) in Coeur d’Alene, ID. The search was completed by Acertitude’s industrial practice and co-led by Kevin O’Neill, co-founder and managing partner, and Dan Staats, principal. The search was completed in 85 days. “Mary’s blend of excellent financial expertise,

BoardWalk Consulting Seeks Executive Director for Temple Israel

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been enlisted to find the next executive director for Temple Israel, one of America’s largest and most historic Reform Jewish synagogues, in Memphis, TN. Managing director Kathy Bremer and director of research Patti Kish are leading the assignment. “The executive director has a lifetime opportunity to join a visionary team that

Talentor Adds New Member Firm in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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. Executive search consortium Talentor International recently expanded its presence in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

THRUUE Acquired by TiER1 Performance

TiER1 Performance recently acquired THRUUE, a Washington, D.C.-based culture, strategy, and leadership consulting firm serving commercial and not-for-profit clients. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We’ve been an established consultancy expert partnering with CEOs, C-suites, and boards to set their strategy and shift their culture to grow and achieve greater business and social

A Look at How DEI Can be Navigated Regionally

“Diversity, equity, and inclusion is far more than just a catchphrase as both the concept and its goals are vital to good business practice and ultimately an organization’s bottom line,” said Alexander de Freitas, Signium partner Greater China, co-leader global technology practice, in a recent report. However, Mr. De Freitas notes that even while global policies and programs

R. William Funk & Associates Tapped to Find New Leader for University of Florida Foundation

R. William Funk & Associates has been enlisted to conduct a nationwide search to find the next vice president of advancement and president of the University of Florida (UF) Foundation in Gainesville. Reporting directly to president Ben Sasse, the selected individual will be a member of the president’s cabinet and a key member of the

Salveson Stetson Group Recruits SVP of Global Talent Acquisition for AmerisourceBergen

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources 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

Diversified Search Group Appoints Leaders for Education Practice

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has announced that managing directors, Jim Sirianni, and Susan VanGilder, will co-lead the firm’s education practice following the retirement of its current leader, Shelly Storbeck,  who will remain with the firm as a strategic advisor. “Over the last three years, our education practice has grown significantly, and

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