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How Investors are Coping With Talent Demands During Uncertain Times

What is one of the top concerns keeping PE investors and executives up at night? Talent. Great executive talent is one of the most important factors driving company performance, and during an unprecedented era of uncertainty there is even more pressure and competition on PE firms and executives to staff their management teams with top-tier leaders.


Caldwell Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Sisu

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, recently placed Sun Lee as the new chief marketing officer of augmented intelligence solution company Sisu in San Francisco. In her role, Ms. Lee will report directly to founder and CEO Peter Bailis and lead all marketing functions. “Sun’s combination of creativity and pragmatic

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Coulter Partners Fills CFO and Non-Executive Director Positions for Optimapharm

Life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has placed Walter Miller as chief finance officer and Charles Woler as non-executive director of Optimapharm. Directors Mark Sharp and Irene Montgomery led the assignment. “It has been a privilege to partner with Optimapharm on two more key search assignments, following our collaboration to bring Andrew Copestake on board as CEO

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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?


Ferguson Partners Assists Mack-Cali with CEO Search

Chicago-based Ferguson Partners has helped to place Mahbod Nia as chief executive officer for Mack-Cali Realty Corp., a leading real estate investment trust (REIT) based in New Jersey. Mr. Nia, who has served as a director of Mack-Cali since June, will succeed interim CEO MaryAnne Gilmartin, who will serve as special advisor to ensure a


Improving Diversity Starts with a Culture Check

Every organization is unique and therefore any cultural transformation journey undertaken needs to be specifically tailored. According to a new report by Walking the Talk, diversity is one area where organizations have an opportunity to drive different behaviors and foster real change that go well beyond simply recruiting different people or doing different things, to where they


The Philadelphia Wings Taps TurnkeyZRG to Find New President

Professional lacrosse team The Philadelphia Wings have selected TurnkeyZRG to lead its search for a new president. The team, which is owned by Comcast Spectator, competes in the 13-team National Lacrosse League (NLL). Reporting to the executive vice president / chief business officer, the president of The Philadelphia Wings will be responsible for oversight of all business and lacrosse operations for the


Erie Community College Selects RH Perry & Associates to Find Inaugural President

Asheville, NC-based RH Perry & Associates has been selected by Erie Community College to lead its search for its inaugural president. President and chief operating officer Paul G. Doeg is leading the assignment along with senior consultants Jesse M. Thompson and Tom DaRin. Erie County’s newest community college also recently named its first interim president, Judith Gay.

ChampionScott Partners Assists Unit4 with Recruitment of President, North America

ChampionScott Partners, which specializes in senior-level appointments for technology and technology-enabled companies, recently assisted in the placement of John Gregitis as president, North America of Unit4, a provider of enterprise cloud ERP, HCM and FP&A applications for mid-market services organizations. “John’s appointment supports our focus on driving impact and scale for this high-growth market.” said Jeremias


Kennedy Executive Search Adds New Partner in Belgium

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Tavernier & Van De Vijver in Belgium as its newest member firm. The firm becomes Kennedy’s 13th partner firm, bringing the total number of offices in Europe, North America, and Latin America to 20. Tavernier & Van De Vijver, with offices in Ghent


In Tough Times, a Shift in Perspective Can Make All the Difference

Gary Burnison is the CEO of Los Angeles-headquartered Korn Ferry – the largest search firm globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media. He recently reflected on a past family trip. “A few years ago, my family and I went stargazing in a remote location,” he said. “Without city lights to obscure our view, every


Why You Should Invest in Talent Mapping

You may be thinking this isn’t the right time to bring on a new hire. With budgets, the economy and quarantine policies in flux, you may not be ready to make a commitment, not only to a new employee, but also to the time and money that a recruitment and onboarding process will take. “While


Hanold Associates Recruits Global Chief Diversity Officer for FactSet

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search recently recruited Vinay Kapoor as global chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for FactSet, a global provider of financial data and software solutions for investment professionals. Partners Keri Gavin and Katrina Prospero led the assignment. “Vinay will be a transformative addition to FactSet’s executive team,” said Ms. Gavin. “Vinay has


Storbeck Search Leads CHRO Search for University of Rochester

Higher education-focused search firm Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has been called on by the University of Rochester to lead its search for a new vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO). Leading the assignment are Shelly Weiss Storbeck, managing partner and senior associate Carly Rose DiGiovanni, and Amy Sugin, managing director


Captar Partners Opens to Serve Financial Sector in Greater China

Financial services recruiting veteran Rick Chung has launched Captar Partners, an executive search firm headquartered in Hong Kong with an initial focus on the financial sector in the Greater China market. Mr. Chung told finews.asia that the firm will look to increase its headcount to 12 to 15 employees in the first year and expand its presence to


The Hunt for Cyber Technology Leaders Heats Up as Risks Multiply

With technology has come the insatiable – and merciless – need for talent. Having the right leaders and teams in place is now more critical than ever. Cyber technology leaders appear in various forms: chief information security officer (CISO), chief information risk officer, chief security officer (CSO), VP information security, chief trust officer, chief information


Spencer Stuart Assists the Boston Foundation with CEO Search

Spencer Stuart recently assisted in the placement of M. Lee Pelton as the new president and chief executive officer of the Boston Foundation. Paul Grogan recently announced that he will be stepping down after nearly 20 years of transformative leadership with the organization. Mr. Pelton starts his new role on June 1. Mary Gorman, John Harpole, David Wick

Arts Consulting Group Seeks New Leader for Martha’s Vineyard Museum

Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group has been enlisted to find the next executive director for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum in Vineyard Haven, MA. President Bruce D. Thibodeau is leading the assignment. “Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director will serve as a forward-thinking chief executive officer of the newly revitalized MVM, with overall


Boyden Appoints Americas Leader for Healthcare and Life Sciences

Boyden has named Gilbert J. Carrara as a managing partner and Americas leader for the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. “We are delighted that Gil will further strengthen our services to clients in the United States and collaborate with exceptional sector colleagues around the world,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO of Boyden. “His professional medical


FPC of Wake Forest, NC Opens Doors

F-O-R-T-U-N-E Personnel Consultants (FPC), a nationwide network of over 65 franchised executive recruitment offices, has opened FPC of Wake Forest, NC. Owned by Brent Bogart, in partnership with David Singer and Randy Cagan, FPC of Wake Forest will specialize in supply chain, manufacturing operations and logistics. Mr. Bogart started his career in 2001 as an


United Way Worldwide Taps Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners for CEO Search

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners has been retained by United Way Worldwide to lead its search for a new president and CEO following the announcement earlier this month that Brian Gallagher would step down after 20 years. Alison Ranney, who heads the search firm’s Chicago office, is leading the assignment along with CEO Dale Jones. The United


The Moran Company Selected by Center for Human Services to Find New CEO

What makes a not-for-profit organization great? Its mission, of course, as well as dedicated staff, volunteers, board members and its stakeholders. But according to executive recruiters, what may be most important is exceptional leadership – especially in such a politically-supercharged climate supported by a challenging economic environment. To that end, The Moran Company, an executive recruitment


Riviera Partners Adds Business Development and Executive Recruiting Leaders

Riviera Partners, a recruitment provider specializing in C-level engineering, product and design leader placements, recently added two new members to its team. Jack Gage, previously with GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group), becomes vice president of channel strategy and business development, and Bobby Gormsen, who had been with Frame.io, is the firm’s new director, executive recruiting. Mr. Gage joins Riviera


The Alexander Group Appoints COO

Houston-based executive search firm The Alexander Group has named Amanda K. Brady as managing director and chief operating officer. “Amanda brings a holistic understanding of the industry and appreciation for our team-oriented culture,” said John C. Lamar, managing partner. “She will be instrumental in the strategic growth of The Alexander Group and our sister firm, Alex & Red,


Eastward Search Partners Appoints Brand & Digital Practice Leader

New York-based Eastward Search Partners has named Nicole Balsam as lead of the brand and digital practice. “I have the utmost confidence in Nicole as she takes the lead of the digital and brand practice,” said Joe Carbone, founder and managing partner. “Her passion for delivering a sophisticated solution to her clients is apparent and comes


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

CEO Leadership During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has been an epic test of character and determination for millions of people around the world. Nothing compares with the sacrifice of workers on the front lines in hospitals and other essential services. In the business context, CEOs have had to cope with extraordinary demands: for them, the pandemic has been an ultimate

LifeSci Search Opens Office in San Francisco; Expands Health Technology and AI Expertise

New York City-based life sciences-focused executive search firm LifeSci Search has opened a new office in San Francisco. The location will be led by managing partner Elena Liapounova. “Having a presence in San Francisco gives us an opportunity to provide a more personalized approach to clients on the West Coast,” said Andrew Cronin, president and co-founder

Companies Planning Big Comeback Post-Pandemic Crisis

As the global, interconnected business community confronts unprecedented challenges manifested by the COVID-19 pandemic, the interdependence of the world’s economies has never been more obvious or so uniformly tested. “In the face of our collective battle to endure and overcome, there will rise up great strength of resolve, new innovations, and a shared effort to

Frederickson Partners Finds Director of Employee Engagement for The Nature Conservancy

Frederickson Partners, a global HR executive search firm, has placed Alia Ayer as director of employee engagement at The Nature Conservancy. Beth Ann Namey, a partner for executive search, led the assignment for the firm. Ms. Ayer, who will be based in the San Francisco Bay area, was previously principal and head of data strategy at Stop

Ridgeway Partners Strengthens Asset / Wealth Management Team

Boston-headquartered executive search firm Ridgeway Partners has expanded with the addition of Michael Fitzgerald as a partner in its Boston office. He specializes in asset management and has a strong track record of recruiting senior leadership positions in distribution, marketing, product, investments as well as building new business lines. “We are truly excited to have Mike join Ridgeway Partners,” said Charles Preusse,

Solomon Page to Donate Quarterly Profit to COVID-19 First Responders Fund

Executive search firm Solomon Page has announced a charitable initiative to support COVID-19 frontline workers. In conjunction with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement of the First Responders Fund, the recruitment provider will donate five percent of its quarterly margin to the New York City-based fund. With its corporate headquarters based in the global epicenter of the

Academic Search Seeks New President for California Lutheran University

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search  has been enlisted to find the next president for California Lutheran University. Jay Lemons, president and senior consultant; Stuart Dorsey, senior consultant; and Jennifer Kooken, associate consultant, are leading the assignment. Last fall, Chris Kimball, who has held the job for 12 years, announced that he would be stepping down at

SearchPath Global Appoints President as Coronavirus Crisis Continues

Executive recruitment organizations have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Recruiting and interim executive franchise system SearchPath Global has named executive search veteran Jonathan Bartos as its new president. In his new role, Mr. Bartos will support existing franchises and grow franchise

Isaacson, Miller Seeks New Leader for the Mystic Seaport Museum

Museums are increasingly turning to specialist recruiters to help fill critical senior-level leadership roles. As these positions grow more sophisticated and complex, the hunt for top-flight talent to fill these roles becomes all the more important. With that, search fees across the space are rising substantially, according to recruiters. And that is something to think

Christopher Group Seeks CHRO for American Hotel and Lodging Association

The Christopher Group (TCG) has been retained by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) to lead the organization’s chief human resources officer search. Founder and CEO Thomas Christopher, recruiting manager Kristen Pace, and senior operations manager Matthew Duda are leading the assignment. “The Christopher Group is pleased and honored to launch our second chief human resources officer search for

Novare Executive Search Recruits CEO for Live Nation Sweden

Stockholm-headquartered Novare Executive Search has placed Mattias Behrer as the chief executive officer of Live Nation Sweden, the largest organizer of concerts, tours and events in Sweden. He starts his new position on August 10. It is very gratifying to welcome Mattias to the team,” said John Reid, president of Live Nation Europe concerts. “With his broad background

Pandemic Crisis Sends Another 5.2 Million Americans Into Unemployment

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting Thursday a new surge of 5.245 million claims. Over 22 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past month. Economists were predicting five million jobless claims for the

PFM Executive Search Finds President for B.C. Marine Terminal Operators Association

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Stephanie Jones as president of the B.C. Marine Terminal Operators Association (BCMTOA). Partner Shaun Carpenter and consultant Matthew Bell led the assignment. Ms. Jones will work on behalf of the BCMTOA board of directors and members as the voice of marine terminals operating at British Columbia Ports and Canada’s

P. Jason King Associates Appoints EVP, Preparing for Industry Rebound

Travel and hospitality unemployment fell by 459,000 in March. This employment decline nearly offset gains over the previous two years. While many companies within these sectors are not hiring as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, one search firm that focuses on these industries sees an opportunity. Skyland, NC-headquartered executive search firm P. Jason King Associates recently

CEO Confidence Falls to Lowest Levels Since 2008 Great Recession

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

Acertitude Places CIO for Enlivant

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited Justin Sheppard as chief information officer for Enlivant, one of the nation’s largest senior living owners and operators with a presence in 27 states across the U.S. Co-founder and managing partner Rick DeRose spearheaded the assignment. As CIO, Mr. Sheppard has strategic oversight for all aspects of technology and is responsible

Naughtin Group Expands Senior Leadership Team

Naughtin Group, a woman-owned national executive search firm based in Minneapolis, MN, has expanded its senior leadership team with the addition of Heidi Dodd as partner. While some firms continue to focus solely on hiring revenue generators to drive the top line, CEO Terri Naughtin saw the importance of making a strategic investment in operations

On the Talent Front Line: COVID-19 and the Consumer Industry

Herbert Mines Associates is a veteran search firm serving retail and consumer clients, and that expertise is giving them a unique vantage point in seeing the impact that COVID-19 is having across a wide range of industries, including: grocery; home, apparel and other retail; restaurants, hotels and other hospitality; digital pureplay; fitness and other consumer

Bridge Partners Seeks CFO for Accion Opportunity Fund

New York City-based Bridge Partners has been enlisted to find an EVP and chief financial officer for Accion Opportunity Fund in the San Francisco Bay area. The non-profit organization spearheads the development of a national microlending strategy to meet the credit needs of small businesses. Bridge Partners’ founders Tory Clarke and Larry Griffin are leading

Bedford Consulting Group Extends Talent Offerings

Toronto-based executive search and talent management solutions provider Bedford Consulting Group has added Val Cambre of Teal & Co. as the firm’s newest partner. Ms. Cambre will lead the design of competitive strategies on talent identification, talent development and establishing a talent culture for optimizing education processes within the academy movement. “Val has a deep knowledge and expertise

Turnkey Search Seeking CFO for the Pittsburgh Penguins

CFOs continue to be in high demand, especially with a global pandemic at hand. Finding these essential C-suite leaders is helping to keep many of the nation’s top recruitment operations active during these challenging days. Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has been enlisted to help the Pittsburgh Penguins find a new CFO.

SkyWater Search Partners Names HR Practice Leader

Minneapolis, MN-headquartered executive search firm SkyWater Search Partners has added Andrea Anderson to lead its newly expanded human resources placement practice area. With 16 years of experience in human resources and recruiting leadership roles, “Ms. Anderson is uniquely qualified to join and lead SkyWater’s rapidly expanding HR practice area,” the firm said. “The HR practice at SkyWater has

Heidrick & Struggles Appoints CEO & Board Practice Leader in Germany and Switzerland

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Nicolas Von Rosty to lead its CEO and board practice in Germany and Switzerland. He also will join and become a key member of Heidrick’s European industrial practice. “Nicolas brings a wealth of experience to our global CEO and board practice, and we look forward to having

Wilton & Bain CEO Reflects on Deeper Meaning of COVID-19

On March 5, COVID-19 was declared a notifiable disease. Fast moving from China, its impact had taken hold of Italy, but at the time, the U.K. and the U.S. were relatively unmoved. The government posture in both nations was calm, and people and businesses were going about their day-to-day lives as normal. “It is hard

Tyler & Company Tapped by Boone Hospital Center for CEO Search

Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm Tyler & Company has been retained by Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO, to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Assistant vice president Charlotte Tinsley is heading the assignment. Jim Sinek, who has headed the hospital since 2013, recently announced that he will retire at the end of the year. “We

Allegis Partners Recruits VP of Talent and Culture for Mynd Property Management

New York City-based executive search firm Allegis Partners has placed Maria Lovi as vice president of talent and culture at Mynd Property Management in Oakland, CA. The search was conducted by John K. Anderson, managing director in San Francisco, and Rebecca Herbster-Chen, director in Los Angeles. “Maria brings an impressive background in M&A and learning

Pandemic Crisis Sends Another 6.6 Million Americans Into Unemployment

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed unemployment claims in historic numbers with the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting Thursday a new surge of 6.6 million workers. Over 17 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits in three weeks. Economists were predicting 5.5 million jobless claims for the week. The prior

Caliber Associates Recruits VP of Engineering for Ra Medical Systems

Executive recruitment firm Caliber Associates has placed Chris Folk as vice president of engineering for Carlsbad, CA-based Ra Medical Systems, a medical device company which commercializes excimer lasers and catheters for the treatment of vascular and dermatological diseases. The assignment was spearheaded by Steven P. Hochberg, the search firm’s founder and CEO. With more than

DMC Partners Names Global Head of Fixed Income

DMC Partners, a New York City-headquartered advisory and executive search firm specializing in financial services, has expanded with the addition of Jane Thomas as partner and global head of fixed income. With this addition, DMC Partners will further expand its coverage across fixed income markets. “Having Jane on board is a game changer for our

Shelli Herman and Associates Recruits CHRO for the Whitney Museum of American Art

Recruiting HR talent continues to be an expanding priority for companies, even with the pandemic upon us. The thinking goes that once social distancing is lifted, and the virus lethality subsides, some semblance of normalcy will return to businesses. With that in mind, many organizations continue to plan through the crisis and beyond. To that

Having a COVID-19 Contingency Leadership Plan is Essential

It started with at a conference in Zurich, where the company’s top sales executive felt a dry cough coming on. He took a red-eye flight to New York, and since he didn’t feel that badly, went straight to work to have a long-awaited sit-down with the company’s CEO. The next day, the feeling-fine CEO took

Boyden Expands in Hong Kong, China and Singapore

Boyden has added executive search and leadership advisory firm Stones International to the organization expanding the firm’s presence in Hong Kong, China and Singapore. The new 17-member team includes 12 partners and principals with expertise that aligns with Boyden’s global practices in financial services, consumer and retail, industrial, technology, professional services and healthcare and life sciences, further ramping up the firm’s regional leadership

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