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Hudson Global RPO Appoints CEO

Hudson RPO, a global total talent solutions company owned by Old Greenwich, Conn.-based recruiting firm Hudson Global Inc., has named Jacob Zabkowicz as global chief executive officer. “I am excited to welcome Jake to the Hudson RPO team,” said Jeff Eberwein, CEO of Hudson Global. “Jake’s growth orientation and winning mindset will help Hudson RPO achieve its aggressive growth goals. Over the


How Private Equity Outfits are Keeping Recruiters Busy

Attracting and retaining top talent is a challenge given the specialized skills and experience required to be successful in a private equity-backed portfolio company. When seeking potential talent for leadership positions, PE firms are laser-focused on finding specific domains and industry expertise to fit the unique culture and environment of their investments, according to Rob

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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.


TM² Executive Search Fills Senior Position for Benedict College

TM² Executive Search (TM²), a subsidiary of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), has recruited Yohannis A. Job as the vice president of enrollment management at Benedict College in Columbia, SC. After an extensive national search, Mr. Job stood out as the strongest candidate with an impressive background in advancing enrollment growth. “Mr. Job brings

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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?


TI Verbatim Consulting Names Director of Organizational Optimization

TI Verbatim Consulting, a culture assessment and DEI-oriented consulting firm, has appointed Jeffrey Hanrahan as the director of organizational optimization, where he will lead the department in its mission to “help people work better together” by creating organizational culture, process, and business improvements through assessments, evaluations, and expert consulting services emphasizing inclusion. Under his leadership,


Senior Executives Face Possibilities and Pressure in Life Sciences Sector

While the challenges facing life sciences worldwide are vast and varied, clear trends uncovered in three key economies indicate that medical fields are undergoing massive changes—changes that will require brave, ethical leadership, according to a recent report from Signium. “The life sciences industry is no stranger to controversy and conflicting opinions, and as the world


Navigating Workplace Stress: The Art of Integration and Intentional Change

Successfully navigating workplace stress is pivotal for both personal well-being and organizational success. Challenges such as balancing professional demands with personal responsibilities, managing interpersonal relationships at work and maintaining mental health are omnipresent, according to a new report from executive search firm Bryant Group. “Leaders who not only anticipate these challenges but also approach them with


The Federalist Society Taps CarterBaldwin to Find New President and CEO

The Federalist Society, the influential U.S. conservative legal organization, has retained CarterBaldwin Executive Search to lead in its search for a new president and CEO, according to an email obtained by Bloomberg News. The assignment is being led by partner Andrea McDaniel Smith and associate partner Gerri Williams. Eugene Meyer, who has served as the executive director, CEO


BrainWorks Recruits President for Mack Molding’s Northern Division

Warren, NJ-based executive search firm BrainWorks has recruited Josh Pang as president of Mack Molding’s northern division. Practice leader Jax Willey led the assignment. “Josh embodies Mack Molding’s spirit of excellence, and this partnership is a testament to our shared vision of creating something truly extraordinary,” said Ms. Willey. “As a strategic leader with more than 20 years


TriSearch Names HR and Legal Recruitment Practice Leader

Denver, CO-based TriSearch has expanded with the addition of Bill Mateikis as its new HR and legal recruitment practice leader. “We have been partnering with Bill for years as a referral partner,” said Bob Aylsworth, CEO of TriSearch, “And we couldn’t be happier to have him join our team! Bill’s talent and experience will be


Modern Executive Solutions Appoints Chief Experience Officer

Atlanta-headquartered search firm Modern Executive Solutions has expanded with the addition of Dean Carter as its chief experience officer. “We are thrilled to announce that Dean is the new chief experience officer for Modern,” the search firm said. “At Modern we are building a business and a movement to redefine the future of leadership, a mission


Prodigy Search Recruits CEO for USA Luge

Prodigy Search, a boutique recruiting firm serving the talent needs of media, sports, and entertainment organizations, has placed Scott Riewald as the new CEO of USA Luge. “Following a stellar 11-year tenure at USA Luge, former Prodigy Search placement Jim Leahy is passing the torch to Scott this month,” the search firm said. “With Scott’s proven expertise


Daversa Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for SoSafe

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has assisted in the recruitment of Laura Ryan as chief people officer of SoSafe, Europe’s largest security awareness and human risk management vendor. Jamie Sanger led the assignment. “One of the pillars of our success is the excellence of our people – we are proud to


Artico Search Fills Position for Next47

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor and Sarah Scheer of Artico Search have assisted in the placement of Vivian Cheng as Next47’s newest partner. “A big thanks to the team at Next47,” Artico Search said. “We are grateful for the opportunity to help build a team that will invest in early and expansion-stage enterprise companies and continue to support and partner with founders.” Based in Palo


DeWinter Group Names CEO

DeWinter Group, a provider of temporary and permanent staffing solutions with expertise in finance, accounting and information technology, has appointed Derek DeWinter as its new CEO. “We are thrilled to welcome Derek as our new CEO,” said Judson Samuels, board member. His vision, leadership, and industry acumen make him the ideal person to lead the


Empowering Middle Managers: The Keystone of Cultural Transformation

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, the key to instilling lasting organizational change lies with your middle managers. Middle managers are one of the critical leverage points for an organization’s culture. “As the conduit between executive leadership and frontline staff, middle managers—or any leader working between executive leadership and frontline staff—can be a real asset


The Christopher Group Leading SVP of People and Culture Search for Turning Stone

The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, has been retained to lead a search for the senior vice president of people and culture for Turning Stone, a culturally rich organization with a diversified portfolio of brands and businesses previously known as Oneida Nation Enterprises. Managing partners Pam Noble and Ayla


Hanold Associates Recruits CFO for bluebird bio

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has assisted in the recruitment of O. James Sterling as the new CFO of gene therapy maker bluebird bio in Somerville, MA. Adam Watson, Maisha Pearson, and Catie Nelson led the search. “James brings a wealth of healthcare experience and capital markets knowledge, which will be instrumental in driving bluebird bio’s commercialization efforts,” said


The Grant Partners Recruits CEO for Hemophilia of Georgia

Alpharetta, GA-based The Grant Partners has placed Rob Maloney as the new CEO of Hemophilia of Georgia (HoG), an internationally and nationally recognized non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of people with bleeding disorders. “After an intensive, national CEO search, we are confident that Rob’s leadership skills, strategic mindset, distinguished healthcare career, and management experience, make him


Russell Reynolds Associates Appoints Head of the U.K. and Co-Head for EMEA

Global leadership advisory firm Russell Reynolds Associates has named Nanaz Mohtashami as head of the U.K. succeeding Laura Sanderson who will assume a new role as co-head of Europe, Middle East, and India. Ms. Mohtashami, a seasoned leadership executive with over 15 years of experience in leadership advisory, has been with Russell Reynolds since 2013. She previously ran Russell Reynolds’ global


Korn Ferry Helps to Recruit CEO for the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Korn Ferry has recruited Reynold Hoover as the new CEO of the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles. “Reynold is a mission first, people always leader,” said Gary D. Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry. “LA28 has an incredibly gifted and experienced CEO, uniquely qualified to bring together the spirit and purpose of the


11 Traits to Look for in a Non-Profit Executive

Non-profits and the executives who lead them are a critical part of our communities, providing essential services and support to individuals and groups that may otherwise go overlooked. When selecting a non-profit executive, boards and search committees should seek candidates who possess a combination of leadership qualities, strategic thinking skills, passion for the organization’s mission, and


Isaacson, Miller Assists the Massachusetts Port Authority with CEO Search

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), one of the nation’s most multifaceted port authorities and a prime engine of economic vitality for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New England, has voted to appointed Richard Davey as its next CEO with assistance from Boston-based Isaacson, Miller. Past CEO Lisa Wieland recently stepped down. Lisa Savereid and Jeff Kessner led the search with Tatiana Oberkoetter. Isaacson,


ZRG Appoints Leader of Sports & Entertainment Practice for the APAC Region

ZRG, a global talent advisory firm and portfolio company of RFE Investment Partners, and its TurnkeyZRG sports, entertainment & media practice, named Troy de Haas as leader of ZRG’s sport & entertainment practice for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. “Troy de Haas built the region’s most successful sports recruitment practices, essentially from scratch, in a part of the


The SR Group Names CFO

Global search company The SR Group has appointed Seim Munif as group chief financial officer. He succeeds Alex Calcutt who will step down to pursue other interests later this year.  “Alex has been such an integral part of The SR Group’s success,” said David Buckley, CEO of The SR Group. “I feel privileged to have had his


PE Operating Partners Integrate New Role In Value Creation

After a sluggish year for PE hiring, executive recruiters are beginning to see the pace of staffing mandates pick up across private equity. This, say search consultants, is coming at a time when the sector’s approach to talent is growing ever more complex. According to chief talent officers at PE firms and their portfolio companies,


Employers Add 272,000 Jobs in May

Employment rose by 272,000 in May as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.0 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was 6.6 million in May. Employment continued to trend up in several industries, led by healthcare; government; leisure and hospitality; and professional, scientific, and technical services. Among


Slone Partners Recruits Chief Business Officer for Arpeggio Biosciences

Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has recruited Kevin Eastwood as chief business officer of Arpeggio Biosciences in South Riding, VA. “Kevin Eastwood is a highly accomplished and dynamic business leader with extraordinary passion and vision and a track record of success,” said Leslie Loveless, managing partner and CEO at Slone Partners. “He brings a high level of strategic


Allen Austin Partners Recruits Inaugural Board of Directors for Stress Engineering Services

Houston, TX-based search firm Allen Austin has completed a board engagement for Stress Engineering Services Inc., to design and build its first fiduciary board of directors. The incoming board was designed to bring the right directors together to advise management on matters of strategy, culture, organizational performance, and specific market sector penetration. “We are confident that

How to Address Quiet Quitting

Quiet quitting. What began as a viral video has become one of the most talked about (and written about) topics this year. Is it a valid phenomenon, or is it nothing more than catchy clickbait? To a certain degree, the answer to that question does not matter, says executive search firm Prestige Scientific in a

RSA Grows Interim Team

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has added Kris Richards as a senior consultant within its executive interim team. She will be responsible for delivering executive level interim services to both existing and new clients. For the past 16 years, Ms. Richards has specialized in recruiting for the life sciences

AETHOS Consulting Group Taps COO for Crestline Hotels & Resorts

AETHOS Consulting Group has placed David Makarsky as chief operating officer of Crestline Hotels & Resorts. Mr. Markarsky joins Crestline from Gold Key/PHR Hotels & Resorts where he was executive vice president of resorts. Crestline Hotels & Resorts is an independent hospitality management company headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. AETHOS Consulting Group is a human capital

Kaplan Partners Leading CEO Search for First National Bank of Elmer

Philadelphia-based executive recruiter Kaplan Partners has been selected by the First National Bank of Elmer to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Douglas E. Carll, current executive vice president and CEO, plans to retire during the third quarter of 2015. The First National Bank of Elmer was founded in 1903. Kaplan Partners

Marlin Hawk Grows in Asia Pacific

Executive recruiting firm Marlin Hawk has strengthened its office in Hong Kong by extending its range of leadership advisory and executive search services to existing and new clients throughout the APAC region. Ben Leary has been appointed regional manager, APAC. He brings over 20 years’ experience in talent management, most recently in Hong Kong and

Penna Announces New Hires

Penna Plc has named Nathan Yansifsk as a digital strategist, Russell Lynch as senior creative consultant and Jo Manley as art director. With experience in recruitment marketing, Mr. Yansifsk has worked for various digital agencies, with a particular focus on digital marketing. His role at Penna will see him collaborate with the digital team across

Egon Zehnder Finds CEO for the Western Bulldogs

Egon Zehnder has placed David Stevenson as chief executive officer of the Western Bulldogs. Mr. Stevenson has been part of Nike management for the past 17 years, most recently in the role of vice president of sales for the sporting goods manufacturer's emerging markets. The Footscray Football Club, currently known as the Western Bulldogs, is

Sports Recruitment International Selected to Recruit CEO

Search firm Sports Recruitment International has been retained by the Welsh Rugby Union to lead its search for a new group chief executive. The role becomes vacant on October 31 when current chief executive Roger Lewis steps down following a nine-year tenure. WRU chairman, Gareth Davies, said: "We are delighted to have been able to

Cornerstone International Group’s Miami Affiliate Adds Hr Veteran

Cornerstone International Group’s Miami-based affiliate ECS Partners International has added Pat Atkinson to its recruiting staff. Mr. Atkinson came to ECS Partners from Wells Fargo, where he was head of human resources for the Americas, leading a team of 900. He has extensive experience in all aspects of search and recruitment including performance management, staffing

CTPartners Posts 32 Percent Revenue Increase for 2014

CTPartners/(NYSE:CTP) posted 2014 revenues of $172.5 million, compared to revenues of $130.3 million a year earlier, a gain of 32.4 percent. Full-year revenues by region were: North America rose 58.1 percent to $100.2 million from $78.1 million the year before; EMEA increased 24.8 percent to $42.8 million compared to $32.6 million; Asia Pacific was up

Ryan Search & Consulting Adds Consultant

Executive recruiter Ryan Search & Consulting has added Madeline Walker Garvin to its staff as a consultant. Ms. Garvin joins Ryan Search from the State of Tennessee, where she was executive assistant to the first lady, Crissy Haslam. "The number of search projects we're handling now is growing significantly, not only here in our home

Russell Reynolds Associates Retained to Find Director for Alliance Trust

Russell Reynolds Associates is currently leading the search for a new independent non-executive director for Alliance Trust. Alliance Trust PLC is a U.K.-headquartered investment and savings business with a 126 year history of building investor wealth. With 44 offices and more than 350 executive search professionals, Russell Reynolds Associates provides executive search and leadership services

Harvey Nash Founder Joins Interquest Group’s Advisory Board

IT recruiting specialist InterQuest Group plc has added former founder and chief executive of international executive search firm Harvey Nash, David Charles Higgins, as a non-executive director. Mr. Higgins spent nearly 20 years building Harvey Nash plc into a £500m global professional services organization. His roles have encompassed managing director, chief executive, executive deputy chairman

Spencer Stuart To Lead Ceo Search For Angie’s List

Spencer Stuart has been selected by Angie's List to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Co-founder and current CEO William Oesterle is stepping down to pursue other interests. He will remain with the company until his successor is named. Angie's List is a paid subscription supported website containing crowd-sourced reviews of local

CTPartners Pushes New CEO Aside, Naming COO to the Post

In an emergency board of directors meeting yesterday, embattled global recruiter CTPartners pushed aside its newly minted chief executive, Sylvain Dhenin, naming chief operating officer, David Nocifora, to the post. Mr. Nocifora has been with CTPartners for nearly 21 years and has held executive level positions with the company since that time, including the position

Parker + Lynch Opens Specialized Legal Search Division

Executive search firm Parker + Lynch has launched Parker + Lynch Legal, a division dedicated to legal executive recruitment. In light of this specialized approach, Parker + Lynch's sister organization, Special Counsel, a provider of legal staffing and recruiting services, aligned its attorney search division with Parker + Lynch Legal earlier this month. "The legal

Ampersand Names Two Practice Directors

Asia Pacific recruiters Ampersand Executive, Search & Advisory has appointed Peter Woodward as search partner & APAC practice director – human resources and Dimitra Fourtzis as its APAC practice director – marketing & digital. Both executives arrive with blue chip corporate experience operating at senior head of function levels in human resources and marketing respectively.

Neil Fink Associates Recruits CEO for the Center for Public Integrity

Executive search firm Neil Fink Associates has placed Peter Bale as chief executive officer for The Center for Public Integrity. Mr. Bale was the former head of CNN Digital International. The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis and is one of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news

Kincannon & Reed Retained by FFAR for Executive Director Search

Kincannon & Reed has been selected by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) to lead its search for a new executive director. FFAR board chair and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Dan Glickman, said: "A priority for our board is to identify our inaugural executive director. Working with Kincannon & Reed, which is

Two CTPartners Professional Services Specialists Leave To Join Rivals

Michael A. Matella, vice chairman and global head of the professional services practice of CTPartners, and Adam J. Prager, a CTPartners managing partner and sector specialist in the same practice, have left to join rivals. Both were CTPartners executive committee members. Mr. Matella spent just the last 17 months with CTPartners, joining from Egon Zehnder

Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Financial Services Team

Odgers Berndtson has named Lisa Quackenbush as a partner in its New York office. Ms. Quackenbush will manage executive search and leadership assessment engagements for the financial services sector, with an emphasis on those engaged in alternative investments, investment banking, and capital markets. In addition to domestic and international board- and C-suite-level search assignments, she

Frontier International Opens First Office In India

Specialist oil and gas recruiters Frontier International has opened its first office in India. As part of its global growth strategy, Frontier’s new office will support the firm's increased activity in Asia and the Middle East. The Gurgaon-based operation will be led by local manager, Arjun Bhakhri, who brings with him over 10 years’ oil

Diversified Search Fills Chief Ethics Post for PG&E

Diversified Search has recruited Julie Kane to the newly created position of chief ethics and compliance officer at PG&E Corporation. Ms. Kane currently serves as vice president, general counsel & compliance officer, North America & corporate functions, for Avon Products Inc. PG&E Corporation is a Fortune 200 energy-based holding company, based in San Francisco. Diversified

John Lucht, Recruiter and Careers Author, Dies at 81

John Lucht, a leading executive search consultant whose career spanned five decades, including with his own firm, The John Lucht Consultancy, and with Heidrick & Struggles, died Sunday at his home in Raleigh, NC, after a brief illness. He was 81. During a 45-year career, Mr. Lucht recruited the likes of top executives such as

CTPartners Recruiter Joins Korn Ferry

Paul Ciancarelli has joined Korn Ferry as a principal in the firm's global financial services practice. He will be based in Boston. Mr. Ciancarelli joins Korn Ferry from CTPartners, where he spent seven years, most recently serving as a member of the firm's asset & wealth management practice. He brings wide ranging financial services expertise,

Talentrise Expands Search Team

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based executive search firm, has added Jesse Sherr as associate partner. Mr. Sherr has led client development and search execution for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 to small, private equity-backed companies for more than 10 years. He previously served as vice president at Laramie Group, a boutique search firm in Chicago. “We are

Consortium International Opens Doors

U.K. and U.S. tax recruitment specialist consultancy Consortium International has been launched to focus exclusively on the recruitment of tax professionals in the U.S. East and West Coast and the U.K. Currently the business is based out of the firm’s London office but plans are underway to set up an additional office in the Los

Major, Lindsey & Africa Recruits General Counsel for YRC Worldwide

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has placed Jim A. Fry as vice president, general counsel and secretary of YRC Worldwide Inc. Mr. Fry is currently general counsel and secretary at Swift Transportation. "Jim's legal knowledge of the transportation industry combined with his many years of senior management experience made him an ideal choice to

Bespoke Partners Finds Cfo For Cherwell Software

San Diego-headquartered search firm Bespoke Partners has recruited Elizabeth Salomon as chief financial officer of Cherwell Software. Most recently, Ms. Salomon was CFO at Marshall & Swift/Boeckh and its holding company Decision Insight Information Group. Cherwell Software is the developer of Cherwell Service Management, an award-winning business technology and IT service management (ITSM) platform. Bespoke

People At Work Grows Strategic Talent Advisory Services

Kenneth Leow has been appointed as partner, strategic talent advisory services, at The People At Work. Mr. Leow has more than 25 years of HR, management and sales experience both in corporate and entrepreneurial ventures. In the first half of his career, he held senior roles in companies including Peoplesoft, Kodak, Computer Associates, Mincom and

Greenwich Harbor Partners Completes Search For Media General

Greenwich Harbor Partners has placed Richard Levine as head of distribution for Media General. Previously, Mr. Levine was vice president of programming for AT&T. Media General is one of the nation's largest cross-screen, multimedia companies and operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets along with an industry leading digital media business. Greenwich Harbor

Phillips Oppenheim Heading CEO Search For Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

New York City-headquartered Phillips Oppenheim has been selected by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Drew Becher, who Phillips Oppenheim also placed, is stepping down. PHS is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1827 that offers programs, activities, workshops, and publications for gardeners of

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