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Russell Reynolds Associates Assists Boston Symphony Orchestra to Find its First Female Leader

Russell Reynolds Associates has assisted in the placement of orchestral music executive Gail Samuel as the first woman president and CEO of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). She becomes the eighth leader in the organization’s storied 140-year history, succeeding Mark Volpe, who led the Boston Symphony for 23 years. Katherine Armstrong, leader of Russell Reynolds Associate’s arts &

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Unemployment Falls to 6.2 Percent as Businesses Continue to Reopen

Employment rose by 379,000 in February as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. That’s down from a peak of 14.7 percent in April, but still far above the 3.5 percent rate in February before the coronavirus pandemic led to mass economic

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Egon Zehnder Recruits CFO for American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. 

Egon Zehnder has placed Axel André as the new chief financial officer of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. (AEL). “I am delighted to welcome Axel to be a part of our executive leadership team. I believe he brings the right combination of intellect, curiosity and proven leadership experiences, to serve as our next CFO as AEL transforms

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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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Arts Consulting Group Assists Bennington Museum in Finding New Leader

Following an international search, Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group has assisted in the recruitment of Martin Mahoney as CEO of the Bennington Museum in Vermont. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, senior vice president, led the assignment. “Congratulations to Bennington Museum, as well as its board and staff, on the appointment of Martin Mahoney as its new executive director,” said

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Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Recruits First Woman and Black CEO for United Way Worldwide 

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners has placed Angela Williams as chief executive officer of United Way Worldwide. She is the first woman and the first African American person in the organization’s 135-year history to lead United Way Worldwide. Alison Ranney, who heads the search firm’s Chicago office, led the assignment along with CEO Dale Jones. “Angela is an

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Daversa Partners Appoints Managing Director

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, named Lindsay Angelillo to the firm’s managing directorship, bringing her expertise in the engineering and product functions to the Daversa leadership team. “Lindsay is one of those very special leaders in our firm that compels people to take risks, defy adversity and move the

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Coulter Partners Assists Civetta Therapeutics with CEO Search

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 recruiters to ply their trade. Recently, life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners  joined with Civetta Therapeutics in the recruitment of Christopher D. Roberts

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MediaLink Expands Executive Search & Talent Development Practice

Strategic advisory firm MediaLink, an Ascential company, has named firm veteran Karl Spangenberg as its new executive vice president of executive search in the U.S. along with two executive search directors in the U.K. Mr. Spangenberg had been EVP for the firm’s client service and growth practice. The move follows a series of new hires

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Jobless Claims Edge Down as Recovery Continues and Americans Get Back to Work

The Labor Department reported that 351,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. The previous week’s level was revised up by 3,000 from 332,000 to 335,000. The four-week moving average was 335,750, a decrease of 750 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 750 from 335,750

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Odgers Berndtson Appoints Head of People Analytics and Talent Insights

Historically, recruiting has been largely dependent upon the instincts of the employer. Whether he or she felt a particular candidate was fit for a given position was based primarily on the resume, indicating the candidate’s previous experience, qualifications, and job history. Today, it is widely accepted that organizations that base decisions on data consistently outperform

TurnkeyZRG Assists WME Sports in Securing New Leader

TurnkeyZRG recently assisted WME Sports in the recruitment of former Texas Rangers executive Joe Januszewski as senior vice president and leader its global property solutions business, which delivers naming rights deals, premium hospitality offerings and suite sales for global sports teams, leagues and organizations. Endeavor Group Holdings (also known as Endeavor Content for films and formerly known as William

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LHH Knightsbridge Chosen by Bennett Village to Find New Leader

Toronto-based LHH Knightsbridge has been enlisted to find an executive director for Bennett Village, a senior living and long-term care facility in Georgetown, ON. Leading the assignment are recruitment consultant Matt Dyck and partner Laura Machan. “Bennett Village is on the edge of the next step in its evolution,” said LHH Knightsbridge. “The site has

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Lincoln Leadership Launches  

Andrew C. Wheeler, a veteran executive search consultant with more than 20 years of experience, has launched Lincoln Leadership, a Philadelphia-based boutique search firm rooted in the idea of “advancing mobility”—be it, educational, health, generational, structural, or financial—for organizations and people. “We’re looking to transcend the simple idea of DEI,” Mr. Wheeler said, “to create

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Rosin Executive Search Joins Amrop

Toronto-based Rosin Executive Search has joined global recruiting organization Amrop as its newest member firm. “We are honored to welcome Jeff Rosin and his team of search professionals, marking Amrop’s strong expansion across the North American market, which already includes our strategic partnership with JM Search in the U.S.,” said Annika Farin, chair of the global Amrop

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E.A. Hughes & Co. Places CHRO at JCPenney

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer, and respond to ambiguity, according to search consultants. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in

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Is the Chief Commercial Officer the New Star of Retail Financial Services?

The world of retail financial services is changing constantly, according to recruiters focused on the sector. Thanks to the ever-evolving regulatory environment, digital banking becoming native, and the rise of challenger banks and disruptors in the credit and payment space, the range of skills needed in the C-suite are broader than ever. Not to mention

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Greenwood / Asher & Associates Selected by Auburn University to Lead President Search

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has been chosen by Auburn University to lead the search for its 21st president. In June, president Jay Gogue announced that he was planning to retire soon and that the board should start looking for someone to fill his role. “I think it’s important for you guys

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Caliber Associates Recruits General Counsel for INOVIO Pharmaceuticals

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Robert Crotty as the new executive vice president and general counsel of INOVIO Pharmaceuticals. Steve Hochberg, CEO and founder of Caliber Associates, led the assignment. “Rob brings significant industry experience leading the legal function of several successful biotech companies,” said Mr. Hochberg. Mr. Crotty joins INOVIO from Nabriva Therapeutics,

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Kingsley Gate Partners Appoints Global Industrial Practice Leader

Kingsley Gate Partners recently named Arnaud Despierre as senior partner Asia-Pacific and global industrial practice leader. He is based in Singapore. “We are pleased to welcome Arnaud to the Kingsley Gate Partners team,” said the members of the office of the CEO. “Arnaud’s extensive experience in conducting cross-border projects in Asia, where he has been based for

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Integrating Human Capital Solutions in Private Equity That Deliver Value 

Tremendous opportunity lies ahead in integrating a set of distinctive human capital solutions that will deliver exponential value to private equity firms and their portfolios. At the core of this drive are PE talent leaders and executive recruiters who are developing solutions to help clients navigate change and power value creation early in the hold

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Daversa Partners Names Boston Office Leader

Executive search firm Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has named Joe Suliman as managing director and leader of its Boston practice. “The firm is excited to continue to build world-class leadership teams for high growth technology companies in the Boston and Greater Boston markets, and there is no one better suited to

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Saint Xavier University Selects Academic Search for Chief Diversity Officer Search  

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been chosen to find the inaugural chief diversity officer for Saint Xavier University (SXU) in Chicago. Leading the assignment are senior consultant Carlos Medina and consultant Andrea Cowsert. “Saint Xavier University seeks in its inaugural chief diversity officer a courageous, collaborative, strategic and inspiring leader who has a track record

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Watermark Search to Find Next CEO for National Disability Services

Nowhere are leaders and talent more deeply passionate about what they do than in the mission-driven sector. Non-profit, philanthropy and social enterprises are evolving at a rapid pace. According to recruiters, leaders are challenged with doing more with less as they navigate increasing demand. National Disability Services (NDS) recently chose Australian-based recruiters Watermark Search International to

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Odgers Berndtson APAC Names Head of Sport & Entertainment Practice

Odgers Berndtson has named Troy de Haas as partner and head of its sports and entertainment practice for Asia-Pacific. “Troy joins us just as the Asia-Pacific region is gathering rapid momentum in hosting more and more major global events,” said Mark Braithwaite, managing director at Odgers Berndtson APAC. “As a firm, we have been operating globally in

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Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Recruits First Female Director for Detroit Zoo 

Koya Partners, part of the Diversified Search Group, has placed Hayley Murphy as the first woman to lead the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS). She is succeeding a chief executive officer, Ron Kagan, who is retiring after 28 years of service. Alison Ranney, managing partner and partner in charge, Chicago, and Kara Teising, managing director, co-led the CEO search team for Koya

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Can Leadership Be Sustainable?

As the world gradually starts to lift the restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19, many are questioning the capitalist business models that have been used to build our current society, according to new report from EMA Partners’ Rui Guedes de Quinhones. “We live in a historic moment in which business leaders can choose to

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McCormack+Kristel Recruits Executive Director for Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

LGBTQ-focused executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has placed Joy Chia as the new executive director of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice in New York City. The charitable foundation supports grantee partners in the U.S and internationally who challenge oppression and seed change. Interim executive director Sandy Nathan has been leading the non-profit organization since 2019. Ms.

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RH Perry & Associates Assists Erie County Community College in President Search

Asheville, NC-based RH Perry & Associates has assisted the Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania in recruiting Chris Gray as its first president. “The board of trustees, after an extensive national search, is proud to appoint Christopher Gray as the founding president of the Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania,” said Ronald Dinicola, chairman of the

Positive Jobs Report Shows Upturn in Employment

Employment surprisingly rose by 2.5 million last month as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. These improvements in the labor market reflected a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and efforts to contain it. Nearly 42

ManpowerGroup Posts Eight Percent Q2 Revenue Loss

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN) has posted revenues of $5.2 billion for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, a decrease of eight percent from a year earlier. Net earnings fell 44 percent to $41 million, or 51 cents per share, from $72.7 million, or 87 cents per share, a year ago. ManpowerGroup chairman and CEO Jeffrey A. Joerres,

Lonergan Partners Fills Post for Quantance

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited George Palmer as vice president of operations at Quantance. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer. Most recently, Mr. Palmer was vice president of operations for Pixim, Inc., a producer of video CMOS image sensors. Quantance is a venture-backed semiconductor startup based in Silicon Valley, founded in 2006

CareerCast.com/JobSerf Index Improves in June

The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, which measures managerial recruitment activity online, rose by 6.2 points in June, following decreases in April and May. Although the Index lost some ground over the past two months, this month’s increase is a positive step in the right direction for the weak U.S. job market. Four of the five cities

DHR International Names Managing Director in Korea

DHR International has added Philippe Tirault as managing director, Korea based in Seoul. As a member of the financial services and industrial practice groups, Mr. Tirault is overseeing the development of DHR International in the Korean market. He specializes in senior level search assignments for both foreign and Korean clients. “Because of strong client needs

Michael Page Executive Search Expands Team

Michael Page Executive Search has appointed Jon White and Lucy Martin as principals. With 15 years of experience in the recruitment sector, Mr. White the firm from Interquest, where he spent the last five years recruiting for IT leadership positions. He will be heading the chief information officer practice. Ms. Martin is rejoining Michael Page

McCormick Group Fills CEO Search for Natural Products Association

Executive search firm The McCormick Group has placed C. John Shaw as executive director and CEO of the Natural Products Association. Ivan Adler, principal of The McCormick Group and leader of its government affairs practice, completed the search. Before joining NPA, Mr. Shaw had been assistant secretary for environment, safety and health at the U.S.

HR Go Grows Recruiting Staff

Recruiting company HR GO plc has hired Paul Broderick as group managing director. Mr. Broderick has extensive experience leading temporary, contract and permanent staffing businesses from generalist to market leading niche brands across the complete life-cycle of a recruitment company. Previously he was global director of permanent operations / director of Johnson Knight International at

Allen Austin Appoints Partner in Healthcare and IT Practice

Allen Austin Global Executive Search has hired Kathleen Williams as a partner in its healthcare and information technology practice in Houston. Ms. Williams brings over 20 years of leadership experience in healthcare and information technology to the firm; she began her career in healthcare as an IT director with The Methodist Hospital System during a

Gilbert Tweed Adds to Financial Services Practice

Executive search firm Gilbert Tweed Associates has added Richard G. Lipstein as a managing director in its global financial services practice. He previously served as a managing director at Boyden. Mr. Lipstein is well recognized for his record of achievement placing professionals in a broad range of functional and product areas ranging from asset management

The Buffkin Group Places Sales Exec at Gannett

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has placed Les Hollander as the new vice president of local digital sales for Gannett's U.S. Community Publishing division. Mr. Hollander previously served as VP of sales at Pandora.com. Gannett is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV

Kenexa Inks 10-Year Deal with Bloomberg BusinessWeek China

Kenexa Corporation, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has announced an exclusive 10-year media partnership with Bloomberg BusinessWeek China that is focused on promoting and marketing all facets of Kenexa China Programs, Kenexa World Conference Shanghai and co-branded events to elevate Kenexa’s image and create sustainable gains in the China market. “We

Caldwell Partners Posts Small Decrease in Q3 Revenues; U.S. Revenues Up Slightly

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has posted 2012 third quarter revenues of $9.4 million, down two percent compared to the prior year. The decrease is attributable to weakness in Canadian search revenues (down 16 percent) more than offsetting the growth in U.S. search revenues (up five percent). Revenues from U.S. operations represent

Yoh Selected by Critigen

Critigen, a global leader in technology consulting and IT outsourcing, has selected Yoh, a provider of recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services, to expand and improve it's talent reach and candidate quality. As part of this relationship, Yoh provides RPO recruiting services blended seamlessly with Critigen's existing internal recruiting model. Yoh's RPO team is building targeted

Wilbanks Partners Completes Search for Calvery Investments

Stamford, CT-based executive search firm Wilbanks Partners, LLC, has placed Lynne Ford as executive vice president and head of distribution at Calvert Investments. Ms. Ford previously served as EVP and chief executive officer of individual retirement at ING US. Calvert Investments is a globally recognized leader in sustainable and responsible investing. Wilbanks Partners, a boutique

Kforce to Leverage Monster’s 6Sense Semantic Search Technology

Monster has entered into a multi-year agreement to deploy its Power Resume Search, using 6Sense Semantic Search technology, across Kforce’s entire organization. Kforce, a provider of professional staffing services and solutions, will be providing to its entire recruiter base access to 6Sense semantic search for all of its sourcing needs on Monster.com. “We believe that

Buck Consultants Opens Office in Brazil

Buck Consultants, a Xerox company and provider of human resource and benefits consulting, has opened an office in Sao Paulo with the former partners of Triaxes Consultoria Atuarial Ltda., an actuarial consulting firm. Buck and Triaxes have worked as affiliates since 2009. The Sao Paulo office provides retirement plan administration and human resources outsourcing services

Boyden Recruits COO for SEI

Boyden has placed Robert Behler as chief operating officer at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). Tim McNamara, managing director of Boyden’s Washington DC office, led the search. Before joining the Software Engineering Institute, Mr. Behler was president and CEO of SRC, a not-for-profit research and development corporation with a for-profit manufacturing subsidiary. SEI works closely

Taylor Winfield CEO Named Penrhyn Chair

Taylor Winfield CEO Connie J. Adair has been appointed chairman of Penrhyn International, a global partnership of independent executive search firms. Ms. Adair, who previously served as Penrhyn's vice chair for three years and has been a member since 2006, served as both founder and CEO of two enterprises and general manager within a Fortune

Odgers Berndtson Canada Adds New Partner

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson Canada has named Lyn Currie as a partner in its Toronto office. Ms. Currie is responsible for executive search and leadership development in the firm's global technology, mining and broader industrial sectors. She has experience with a wide array of clients including conducting searches for global mining, technology and energy

Leadership Capital Group Opens Boston Office

Leadership Capital Group, a North American and EMEA executive search firm, has opened a new office in Boston and appointed Gen Alissi as principal to lead its expansion in the region. Mr. Alissi has been the managing partner ofexecutive search and consulting firm, Geno Alissi Executive Group, and previously held senior general management and other

McDermott & Bull Adds Consultant

Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has announced that Bill Brewer will join the firm as a principal consultant and will spearhead the growth of the talent & executive leadership practice. Mr. Brewer has over 25 years of experience in corporate human resources within multiple industries. Prior to joining McDermott & Bull, he was the VP

Hays Expands into Malaysia

Global recruitment company Hays plc has announced the launch of Hays Malaysia, extending its global reach to 33 countries. Chris Mead, regional director of Hays in South East Asia, will oversee the office, which will is based in the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. Hays will be offering its specialist expertise to employers and jobseekers in

Fairfield Partners Completes Search for Affinion Group

Fairfield Partners, a Norwalk, Conn-based executive search firm specializing in technology and consumer products markets, has placed David Meyers as vice president of retail sales solutions for Affinion Group. Mr. Meyers was previously CEO of Smartbox North America and U.K. Affinion Group Holdings, based in Stamford, CT and with over $1.5BB, in revenue is a

Employment Outlook Improving According to New Study

While the jobs recovery continues to lag that of previous recessions, the outlook for the back half of 2012 shows continued improvement over 2011, according to CareerBuilder’s latest nationwide survey. Forty-four percent of private sector employers reported they are planning to hire full-time, permanent staff from July 1 through December 31, 2012, an increase of

EMA Partners Adds to Toronto Office

EMA Partners International has added James Hayes to the firm to assist in the development and growth of its Toronto and New York practices. Based in Toronto, Mr. Hayes will leverage his extensive international experience in supporting cross-border searches as well as assignments for multinationals and global financial services organizations. He will join EMA’s financial

EmployBridge Acquires ALLINES Staffing Professionals

EmployBridge, a provider of outsourced human resource and specialty-branded temporary staffing services in the United States, has acquired the assets of ALLINES Staffing Professionals, a prominent Mid-Atlantic staffing company based in Baltimore. EmployBridge operates primarily under the ResourceMFG, ProLogistix and ProDrivers brands, providing skilled light industrial personnel to three specific industry verticals – specialty manufacturing,

eQuest Selected by CNstaff

eQuest, a job posting distribution and job posting management provider, has been selected by CNstaff, operators of China’s largest applicant tracking system, Mr. Jobs, to provide its customers with job posting support in China. CNstaff provides human capital and talent management solutions to more than 300 major companies in China. The association will also allow

Diversified Search Creates Corporate Board of Directors Advisory Group

Diversified Search has created a corporate board of directors advisory group to work with the firm's established board practice area and explore the complex issues confronting boards with an emphasis in the area of diversity. Chairman, founder and CEO Judith M. von Seldeneck, said: "Diversified has developed a uniquely successful board search process which we

Pilat HR Solutions Signs Agreement with ICIMS

Pilat HR Solutions, a provider of human capital management technology and professional services, has formally signed an agreement with iCIMS, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions. With this announcement, Pilat is launching TalentPin ATS, a stand-alone applicant tracking system powered by iCIMS that will help small to medium-sized organizations streamline their recruitment processes

Corporate Executive Board Company Acquires SHL

The Corporate Executive Board Company (CEB) has acquired SHL, a global leader in cloud-based talent measurement and management solutions, from funds managed by HgCapital and Veronis Suhler Stevenson for $660 million in cash, subject to customary pre- and post-closing adjustments. The combined company will offer compelling career opportunities for a talented base of more than

Caldwell Parters Completes Search for Shearman & Sterling

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has placed Karen Morita as director of human resources administration at Shearman & Sterling LLP. Ms. Morita was previously director of human resources at Greenberg Traurig. Michael J. DeCosta, partner at Caldwell Partners, completed the search. Caldwell Partners, founded in 1970, provides human capital services to its

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