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Hunt Scanlon Ventures Facilitates True Acquisition of Hobbs & Towne

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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...

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5 Key Differences Between Managers and Leaders

When it comes to business, growing and succeeding requires more than just maintaining the status quo. To do that, you need people who are leaders – not just managers. But aren’t leaders the same thing as managers? In a word, no, says executive search and leadership consulting firm Alder Koten in a new report. “Sure, both


McDermott + Bull Recruits CEO for the Chicano Federation

Search firm McDermott + Bull has placed Elizabeth Ramirez as the new chief executive officer of the Chicano Federation in San Diego, CA. The search was completed by McDermott + Bull partner Sue Waterbury. “Elizabeth’s passion and voice for the underserved will serve as a guiding light as the organization seeks to expand its impact and increase the

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Executive Search Firms Shatter Growth Records According to Hunt Scanlon Media

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive search firms. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2021, a result of pent-up demand for executives and their key reports.


WittKieffer Launches Leadership Advisory Practice

Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer has added Susan M. Snyder to launch the firm’s leadership advisory practice. “For more than 50 years, WittKieffer has built a reputation as a trusted partner in executive talent acquisition, serving organizations operating exclusively at the intersection of healthcare delivery, science, and education—the ‘quality of life’ ecosystem,” said Andrew Chastain, president and CEO of WittKieffer.

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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?


JobGet Receives $52 Million in Funding

JobGet, a mobile app for hourly workers, has secured  $52 million in Series B funding including $12 million in venture debt financing. JAZZ Venture Partners and Sanabil Investments co-led the round, with participation from Pillar VC and numerous other investors. “Our app is just the beginning,” said Tony Liu, co-founder and CEO. “We are building


Delving Deeper into the Great Resignation

By now, the term “Great Resignation” has reached cliché status, providing us with a caricatured vision of a great exodus of workers, boxed possessions in hand as they leave the building once and for all. But the sore truth is that millions of employees continue to re-evaluate their careers and seek new opportunities, leaving employers


Designing a Winning Corporate Culture

Culture is hardly a new concept. Well before the rise of various models and frameworks to evaluate organizational culture, companies recognized the risk of hiring a cultural mismatch — such as the lone wolf in a company that values collaboration. New employees, especially leaders, who clash with the culture are often ineffective, and are likely

RH Perry & Associates Recruits President for Onondaga Community College

Asheville, NC-based RH Perry & Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Warren M. Hilton as the next president of Onondaga Community College in Onondaga Hill, NY. He will become the school’s ninth president and its first black president, succeeding Casey Crabill who is retiring after nine years at the college. Senior consultants Jessie Thompson and Gene


Work&Partners Recruits Chief Technology Officer for Toppan Merrill

New York-based Work&Partners  has recruited Beau Mersereau as the new chief technology officer for Toppan Merrill. Founder and president Alan Work led the assignment. Mr. Mersereau was formerly at Fish & Richardson P.C. During his 21-plus years with the company, he served as chief technology officer, leading the legal technology solutions group. Prior to that, he was


The Planet Group Acquires Launch Consulting Group  

The Planet Group, a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners and provider of outsourced human capital and consulting solutions, has entered into an agreement to acquire Launch Consulting Group, a digital transformation firm headquartered in the Greater Seattle area that helps large and scaling companies. The acquisition will further expand Planet’s current technology portfolio through specialized advisory


Where are the Executive Jobs in Private Equity? 

Private equity deal activity, both in terms of value and volume, is expected to continue to grow from records in 2021, according to a recent PitchBook analyst note. With more than $1 trillion of capital to deploy—and to support existing portfolio investments—activity will remain strong despite growing financing costs for dealmaking. While it may be too


6 Qualities That Make a Great Leader

Executive recruiters have all seen good leaders, some of whom even rise to the “great” level. What distinguishes an individual as a leader often is subjective; if you ask 10 people, you’ll get 10 different responses that reflect some combination of vision, character, and trust. One thing that’s certain, though: It’s not the title that makes


The NFL Players Association Selects Russell Reynolds Associates to Lead Search for New Leader

The sports industry continues to be a growth area for executive search businesses. Russell Reynolds Associates was recently retained by the NFL Players Association to lead its search for a new executive director. DeMaurice Smith is entering his last term as the organization’s leader. “DeMaurice Smith was transparent with us about his interest in moving on


Brooke Chase Associates Fills Senior Position for Hydro Systems

Joseph McElmeel, chairman and CEO, and Richard Mohrman of Sarasota, FL-based executive recruiter Brooke Chase Associates have placed Brett Mueller as vice president of operations with Hydro Systems. Mr. Mueller has extensive background in operational leadership and general management, including work with Masco Bath, Clarke Products, and Jacuzzi Luxury Bath, and most recently held the position of


Hedley May Adds Former CHRO as Partner in New York

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. For CHROs, chief talent officers, and other C-suite HR executives, the cross-over skills required in the search business are nearly identical. London-headquartered executive search firm Hedley May has added former Houlihan Lokey CHRO Janine Cristiano as a partner


NCAA Selects TurnkeyZRG to Lead President Search

The NCAA board of governors has selected TurnkeyZRG to lead its search for a new president. Mark Emmert will be stepping down as president and will continue to serve in the role until a new president is chosen and in place or until June 30, 2023. “We’re honored to assist the NCAA board with this important search,”


The Most Vital Component of Any Search Process

In the world of executive search, most searches conclude with a finalist candidate accepting a search firm-mediated client offer that establishes the agreed upon financial terms, start date, and on-boarding initiative — important items to any new leader. However, a new report from BroadView Talent Partners explains that many are surprised to hear that a search firm’s


Kevin Chase Executive Search Group Seeks Leader for Stepping Stone of San Diego

Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has been enlisted to find the next executive director for Stepping Stone of San Diego, a non-profit drug and alcohol recovery center that provides inpatient, outpatient, and transitional living programs for the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities. Cheryl Houk, who served two stints as executive director, the latest lasting seven


RevelOne Recruits VP of Brand for Mejuri 

Greenwood Village, CO-based executive search firm RevelOne has assisted in the recruitment of Elaina Almazan as vice president of brand for Mejuri. The search was led by Sarah Beth Modlin. “A big congrats to Elaina Almazan on joining Mejuri as their VP of brand,” the search firm said. “The match between Elaina and Mejuri couldn’t be better with Elaina’s previous extensive brand experience at


Egon Zehnder Elects New Chair  

Michael Ensser has been elected chair of Egon Zehnder and assumes the role later this fall. He succeeds Jill Ader, who has chaired the firm since 2018 and will soon transition to an advisory role. “As our next chair, Michael embodies values-driven leadership, putting humanity and empathy at the core of all he does, which is


Has the Great Resignation Stalled?

Not long ago—as recently as last month—job hunters seemed to have all the leverage. Nationwide, there were nearly two open jobs for every unemployed person. In some markets the ratio was closer to 3:1. The economy beat expectations and added 390,000 jobs last month. The country’s unemployment rate also remained at 3.6 percent, an ultralow level that is


ON Partners Places CIO for Skillsoft Corp.

ON Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Orla Daly as chief information officer of Skillsoft Corp., a Nashua, NH-based provider of corporate digital learning services. Partners Andy Hickman and Bryan Buck led the assignment. Ms. Daly brings 25 years of experience delivering effective IT and building business partnerships with leading organizations such as National Grid, Dell,


BoardWalk Consulting Assists the Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation in the Recruitment of New Leader

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has assisted in the recruitment of Brittany Collins as the new executive director of the Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation in Atlanta. She succeeds Jackie Stradley, who has led the organization since its inception. Ms. Collins’ appointment culminates a wide-ranging national search that reached about 200 potential candidates and referral sources. “Brittany is


Joe McCormack Set to Retire from McCormack+Kristel

Veteran search consultant Joe McCormack, founder of McCormack+Kristel, will be retiring this summer after 29 years. Managing partner Michelle Kristel will continue to run the firm’s national practice. “Founding and running our firm has been the most important work of my career,” said Mr. McCormack. “During the past 29 years, I have been fortunate to


ZRG Partners Appoints Co-Leader of Global CFO Practice

ZRG Partners has named Blayne O’Hara as managing director and co-leader of the firm’s global financial officers practice. “Blayne has worked with some of the world’s largest organizations, shaping financial transformation through the build-out of new finance functions and leading change through talent,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. “His appointment as co-lead of the global financial officers practice


Amid Global Labor Shortage, Businesses Rethink Talent Strategies 

Amid ongoing labor shortages around the world, The Conference Board has released a new report to help business leaders rethink strategies for finding the right talent. The report, Navigating the Global Talent Tsunami, encourages leaders to fundamentally rethink long-held assumptions about who can do the work; where, when, and how the work gets done; and the talent acquisition


The Grant Partners Recruits President and CEO for Greater Nashville Technology Council

Alpharetta, GA-based The Grant Partners has placed Elise Cambournac as president and CEO of the Greater Nashville Technology Council (GNTC), an organization focused on positioning the community as a leader in technology driven solutions. Ms. Cambournac succeeds Brian Moyer, who recently announced that he would be stepping away from the organization. Ms. Cambournac was selected in a nationwide


Jobless Claims Remain at Historically Low Levels

The Labor Department reported that 229,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, a decrease of 2,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 2,000 from 229,000 to 231,000. The four-week moving average was 223,500, an increase of 4,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The


Penrhyn International Adds New Member Firm in Spain

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. Global executive search consortium Penrhyn International recently expanded in Spain with the addition of Recarte

True Search Recruits CEO for Match Group

Executive recruiting firm True Search has assisted in the recruitment of Bernard Kim as the new chief executive officer of Match Group, a provider of digital technologies designed to help people make meaningful connections. Shar Dubey will be stepping down from the company’s top post at the end of the month. Todd Zangrillo, Agata de Reyes, and Ish Elhelbawey

Corporate Culture and Performance: What CEOs Need to Know

Every company, organization and team has a unique culture, characterized by a specific set of behaviors, and performance expectations. While a few norms are defined and documented, many in fact are “tribal rules” established and reinforced through informal channels, according to a new report by Blue Rock Search. “Leadership has a responsibility to proactively establish,

Shelli Herman and Associates Assists President Search for Laguna College of Art + Design

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Steven J. Brittan as the 14th president of the Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD). “Steve is an intentional leader with a commitment to positioning education for social good and leveraging the full potential of creative intelligence,” said Terry Jones, chair of the LCAD

The Moran Company Seeks CEO for Guidance Center of Lea County in New Mexico

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been enlisted to find the next chief executive officer for the Guidance Center of Lea County (GCLC) in Hobbs, NM. The organization is a community mental health center serving southeastern New Mexico. Senior search consultant Bruce Scott is leading the assignment.

Jobless Claims Continue to Improve as Recovery Moves Forward

The Labor Department reported that 353,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020, when it was 256,000. This nearly estimates from economists surveyed by Dow Jones, which was 355,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 348,000 to

Major Executive Search Assists WiTricity in CMO Search

Major Executive Search has placed Amy Barzdukas as chief marketing officer at WiTricity located in Watertown, MA. Partner Patty Meagher Clare and managing director John Rivoir along with founder and CEO Sue Major conducted the assignment. “As more automakers incorporate WiTricity wireless charging into their electric vehicle (EV) roadmaps, with some of those EVs being deployed

Bespoke Partners Appoints Partner

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. Just recently, San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners named Katelyn Quaresma as partner. “Katelyn has established herself as an exceptional leader throughout her time at Bespoke,” said CEO Kristie Nova. “Not only has she been an outstanding team player and a

Mitigating Unconscious Bias and Driving Diversity for Innovation in a Changed World

The issue of unconscious bias in leadership recruitment is certainly not new. Even in a pre-COVID world, understanding and mitigating unconscious bias has been a longstanding expectation in the recruitment process. In the healthcare industry, this impetus has historically stemmed from a natural sensitivity to increasingly diverse patient populations, as well as increasingly known disparities

McDermott + Bull Places CTO at loanDepot 

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. Chief technology officer hiring, in fact, is expected to grow 18 percent by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull recently placed Bill Wied as chief technology officer at loanDepot. The assignment was completed by McDermott + Bull co-founder

Brooke Chase Associates Recruits VP of HR for Zamma Corporation

Joseph McElmeel, chairman and CEO of Sarasota, FL-based executive recruiter Brooke Chase Associates, has announced that his firm helped place Michelle Irving as vice president of human resources for Zamma Corporation. Executive recruiter led the assignment Richard Mohrman. With extensive experience in human resources, Ms. Irving most recently held the position of regional human resources business partner

Egon Zehnder Recruits Chief Talent Officer for Netflix

Netflix has named PepsiCo’s Sergio Ezama as its next chief talent officer. Egon Zehnder assisted in the search assignment. Mr. Ezama replaces Jessica Neal, who left the streaming company in April after four years heading human resources. “Sergio has a truly global perspective that will be critical as we continue to build teams around the world,

JM Search Recruits CEO for The Parent Company

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, recently assisted in placing former Clorox Company executive Troy Datcher as the new chief executive officer of California-based cannabis firm The Parent Company. This represents the first time a black CEO will lead a major public U.S. cannabis organization. Current CEO Steve

De Sailly Consulting Recruits Dean of UNSW Law & Justice  

Australian executive search firm De Sailly Consulting has placed Andrew Lynch as the new dean of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Law & Justice in Sydney. He has been acting dean since last July when George Williams was appointed deputy vice-chancellor (planning and assurance) at UNSW. Dr. Lynch was head of school and

H.I.G. Capital Acquires Oxford Global Resources 

H.I.G. Capital, a global alternative investment firm with $45 billion of equity capital under management, has acquired Oxford Global Resources, a provider of specialty staffing and consulting services in the U.S. and Europe, from ASGN Incorporated. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are very excited to partner with Rob McGuckin and the

Anthem Executive Recruits CFO for Wayne State University

Executive recruitment firm Anthem Executive has placed David Massaron, budget director for the State of Michigan, as chief business officer and CFO/senior vice president for finance and business operations and treasurer for Wayne State University in Detroit. Mr. Massaron will assume his new role upon the completion of the fiscal year 2022 budget for the state. Leading

Daversa Partners Adds Two More Partners

Executive search firm Daversa Partners, which serves the technology sector, has appointed Alex Lebow and Paige Kuderka as the firm’s newest partners. “It has been an absolute pleasure to watch Alex and Paige grow over the years, both professionally and personally,” said CEO Paul Daversa. “Their combined dedication to the firm has been apparent from day one

The Delta Variant: Crushing Our Mindset

The health damage is distressingly easy to spot: Nearly 630,000 new cases a day worldwide on average, and more than 9,500 daily deaths since COVID’s Delta variant arrived. According to a new report from Korn Ferry, the toll on organizations is also relatively easy to quantify: ships unable to unload cargo because of a global

Kincannon & Reed Recruits COO for MyLand

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed has assisted in the placement of Sascha Welz as the new chief operating officer of MyLand, a soil health company. “Sascha is a trusted leader who consistently delivers results,” said Dane Hague, co-founder and president of MyLand. “He embodies our mission, culture and passion for impact. Sascha is a team builder.”

CIO Partners Seeks Chief Information Officer for PRGX Global

The chief information officer is considered one of the most strategic roles in any organization. Still, headhunting within the function remains challenging, as skilled C-suite IT professionals are among the toughest to find. Recently, CIO Partners Inc. was selected by PRGX Global Inc. as its exclusive partner to lead the search for a chief information officer, located in

Caldwell Recruits CFO for GoFundMe 

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, managing partner of the private equity and venture capital practice at Caldwell, has  assisted in the placement of Jeneen Minter as the new CFO of GoFundMe, the largest global fundraising platform. “Jeneen’s experience and successful

Competition for Talent Remains White Hot

The Labor Department reported that 348,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020, when it was 256,000. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected to see weekly new claims fall to 365,000. It’s the fourth straight week the figure has declined. The previous

Diversified Search Group Assists University of New Hampshire Foundation with CFO Search

Diversified Search Group (DSG) has assisted in the placement of Marcel Vernon as the new chief financial officer for the University of New Hampshire Foundation. Matt Vossler led the assignment. “Marcel Vernon has decades of financial and leadership experience in the private sector and government,” said James W. Dean Jr., president of the University of New Hampshire. “Thank

Meeting the Challenges of the CEO Succession Process

Chief executive officers are the mainstays of their companies – both externally and internally. They hold primary responsibility for developing and implementing forward-looking strategies and evolving corporate culture. And in our hyper-complex and fast-paced age, they are the voice of the company and architects of value creation that goes well beyond financial gain. Appointing the

Isaacson, Miller Selected to Find New Provost for Dartmouth College

Isaacson, Miller has been enlisted to find the next provost for Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Partner Kate Barry and managing associate Elizabeth Dorr are spearheading the assignment. Former provost Joseph Helble recently stepped down to become president of Lehigh University. David Kotz, a professor in computer science who has held several senior administrative roles

SearchWide Global Seeks Chief Sales Officer for VisitPittsburgh

Retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global has been enlisted to find the next chief sales officer for VisitPittsburgh, the tourism promotion agency for Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County. The individual will also serve as executive director of MeetPittsburgh, the division of the organization charged with attracting and supporting the delivery of business events. Senior vice president Kellie Henderson is

New Business Climate Requiring New Senior Leadership Type

Businesses across the world are now at a post-pandemic inflection point with respect to their most precious commodity: their talent. According to a new report by Alix Partners, the immediate uncertainty and chaos, underpinned by personal and societal anxiety about the impact of COVID-19, will moderate as people return to work. “But they will do so with at

Air Force Association Taps BoardWalk Consulting to Find Chief Development Officer

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been called in by the Air Force Association (AFA) to lead its search for a new chief development officer. Sam Pettway and Diane Westmore are heading the assignment. To succeed in this “hands-on, can-do environment,” the chief development officer must be both strategist and project manager, proactively aligning AFA’s needs with

HIRE Technologies Acquires Canadian Search Firm Leaders and Co.

HIRE Technologies Inc., a company focused on modernizing and digitizing human resources solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Montreal-based Leaders and Co. Leaders is an executive search firm with clients across Canada, strong national and international alliances, and a diversity and indigenous recruitment practice, HIRE said. “The partners at Leaders have created a

Sustainability and Clean Tech Meet the ‘Perfect Storm’ as Sector Surges

No one was saying it in so many words, but the report that the United Nations Global Compact and Russell Reynolds Associates released last year was aimed at nothing less than helping to save the world. Six years ago, leaders from 193 nations at an historic UN summit adopted 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) that

Prodigy Search Assists USA Lacrosse in the Recruitment of New CEO

Following a nationwide search, Prodigy Search has assisted in the recruitment of experienced sports, media and technology executive Marc Riccio as the new chief executive officer of USA Lacrosse. He replaces Steve Stenersen, who has led the company since it began in 1998. “We set out to identify a leader who was an innovator and a connector, a critical

Six Best Practice for Building Virtual Teams

Just 10 percent of employees worked remotely before the COVID-19 pandemic, but more than one-third (34 percent) will likely continue to work virtually once the pandemic is over, according to a recent survey of chief human resources officers and talent leaders by Spencer Stuart. Some organizations will lean even more heavily into remote working, with as

Carrington & Carrington Seeks VP for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Lawrence University

Chicago-based Carrington & Carrington has been enlisted to find a vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion for Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Principal Marian H. Carrington is leading the assignment. “It is a critical moment as Lawrence University with new presidential leadership and a vision to strengthen its community, culture and climate on its

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