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Collegiate Sports Associates Leads Athletic Director Search for Western Carolina University 

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Western Carolina University (WSU) has enlisted Todd Turner of Collegiate Sports Associates to lead its search for a new director of intercollegiate athletics. The school decided not to renew the contract of former AD Randy Eaton. WSU is hoping to have a new leader of Catamount athletics


Optimum Talent Appoints VPs in Manitoba and Toronto

Toronto-headquartered Optimum Talent has expanded with the additions of Mark Shayna as vice president and market leader of executive search in Manitoba and Debbi Ragogna as vice president of executive search in Toronto. Mr. Shayna has had a 30-year career in sales and recruitment. After 12 years working with Xerox Corp., Baxter Corp. and Pharmacia, he made

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Leaders International Launches Diversity and Indigenous Board Practice

Ottawa-based Leaders International has launched a new national diversity and indigenous board practice. The practice will be led by Brenda LaRose, a Métis Anishinaabe citizen and senior partner at the firm, who brings over 25 years of indigenous recruitment experience within the executive search industry. “Leaders has been planning this new initiative for the past

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Amrop Adds Hofer Tan & Partners to Network

Global recruiting organization Amrop has added Singapore-based Hofer Tan & Partner as its newest member firm. “In terms of service portfolio, trusted advisorship and premium quality, Hofer Tan is an invaluable addition to our global family,” said Annika Farin, chair of the global Amrop Partnership. “As an agile and dynamic firm with a leading position in its market, the


Recovery Lagging as Another 880,000 Americans File for Unemployment

The Labor Department reported this morning that 880,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for a total of 875,000. The latest figures portend an unstable and volatile job market. The Labor Department changed its methodology from one that used seasonal adjustments to account


Preng & Associates Assists SeekOps in CEO Search

Houston, TX-based executive search firm Preng & Associates has assisted SeekOps in the recruitment of Iain Cooper as its new CEO. The move strengthens the current executive team as the company’s founder and CEO of three and a half years, Andrew Aubrey, transitions to a new role as senior vice president of strategic partnerships. Mr. Copper, who


The Millard Group Assists Technisys in Chief Sales Officer Search

The Millard Group, which focuses on building executive teams for venture capital and private equity backed growth stage technology companies, has assisted in the placement of Michel Jacobs as chief sales officer of Technisys. He will lead the company’s sales efforts globally with a focus in the U.S. “We are thrilled to have partnered with Technisys


True Search Launches Dedicated Private Equity Practice

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has expanded with a new official practice dedicated to private equity firms and their portfolio companies. True Search partner Conor Leamy will serve as the PE practice lead in North America. To ensure continued global connectivity, he will also work closely with London-based partner Cosmo Lush, who co-leads True’s international CEO and board


IQTalent Partners Launches Passive Candidate Platform

Executive recruitment firm IQTalent Partners has announced the launch of IQTalent Xchange, an original market concept using advanced artificial intelligence combined with human expertise to create a unique passive candidate marketplace. The proprietary platform includes over 300 million professionals, offering its customers access to the most qualified candidates. “Unlike job posting boards that rely on


Why Black Talent Is Opting Out of Corporate America

The public outcry that started when George Floyd died under police custody this spring may have jolted corporate leaders into admitting how widespread racism at companies remains. But while CEOs were putting out statements and hiring more chief diversity officers, experts say any real change faces a simple but critical hurdle: convincing top black executives


Kevin Chase Executive Search Group Finds New Leader for Pacific Pride Foundation

Following a four-month search,  Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has placed Kristin Flickinger as the new executive director of Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF). Managing partner Kevin Chase led the assignment along with senior associate Catie DiFelice. “PPF is the largest LGBTQ+ center between LA and San Francisco,” said Lynn Cunningham Brown, chair of the organization’s board of

Howard Fischer Associates Assists Aryaka Networks in CHRO Search

Philadelphia-headquartered executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates has assisted cloud-first WAN company Aryaka Networks in recruiting Michelle Mitchell as its new chief human resources officer. “As we accelerate our business growth, focusing on our human talent is top of mind for me, and we needed a high caliber human resources leader,” said Matt Carter, president and CEO of Aryaka.


Tri-Search Expands IT Practice

Denver, CO-based Tri-Search has expanded its information technology recruiting services, naming Steven Pincus as managing director. Mr. Pincus joins the firm’s burgeoning IT practice which is complementary to its other practice areas and service offerings. “Over my 25 years in the recruiting profession, I have not met a finer or more talented IT recruiter than

NGS Global Names Automotive and Industrial Practices Leader

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, executive search firm NGS Global added former CHRO Anthony Papa as managing partner and leader of its automotive and industrial practices in North America. He will be based in Detroit. “As a former chief human resources officer, Tony


Turnkey Search Fills Senior Post for Chip Ganassi Racing

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has recruited Jason Bitsoff as the new chief commercial officer of Chip Ganassi Racing. The position, which is newly created, is a high visibility role responsible for leading a dynamic sales department for the racing organization. “The pandemic slowed many sports teams, triggering furloughs and layoffs,” said team owner


Peckham & McKenney Leads Fire Chief Search for American Canyon Fire Protection District

As wildfires continue to rage across California, executive recruitment firm Peckham & McKenney is leading the fire chief search for the American Canyon Fire Protection District in American Canyon, CA. Phil McKenney, the firm’s chief operating officer, is leading the assignment. “This leadership position represents a great opportunity to leave your mark on a fire district that


Jobvite Acquires Talent Analytics Platform Talentegy

Recruiting software firm Jobvite has acquired talent analytics platform Talentegy. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. The acquisition is an effort to help Jobvite customers improve the candidate experience, increase candidate conversions, and hire candidates faster using actionable insights drawn from real-time engagement data across a company’s existing HR Technology stack, including career sites, application processes and more,


N2Growth Appoints Chief Operating Officer

N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, has named Kelli Vukelic as its new chief operating officer. “Kelli is a great addition to our team and will help us tremendously moving forward,” said Mike Myatt, founder and chairman of N2Growth. “She’s not only a proven industry player, but she’s a great human being and a


Boyden Russia Appoints Leader

Boyden has appointed Dina Akimova as managing partner and leader of the firm’s fully integrated brand, Boyden Russia. A distinguished expert in C-level executive search, Ms. Akimova first worked with Boyden in 2016, and returns to lead the business with a team of seven, including a number of former Boyden colleagues. Fluent in Russian, English


CEO Leadership During a New Era . . . and How Executive Search Firms are Responding

COVID-19 has created a massive humanitarian challenge: millions ill and hundreds of thousands of lives lost; soaring unemployment rates in the world’s most robust economies; food banks stretched beyond capacity; governments straining to deliver critical services. The pandemic is also a challenge for businesses — and their CEOs — unlike any they have ever faced,


Private Equity Firm Takes Majority Stake in Bullhorn

Executive recruiting leaders have increasingly embraced digital transformation, reexamining how their businesses, as well client companies, should operate to drive deeper candidate relationships, improve margins, and compete effectively as the talent acquisition landscape fundamentally changes. But it has been a slow process to switch models and platforms. Part of the reason: lack of expansion capital.


Carrington & Carrington Seeks Three Key Executives for American Academy of Pediatrics

Chicago-based Carrington & Carrington has been enlisted to find three leaders for the non-profit American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in Itasca, IL. The roles are: vice president, chapter relations and member engagement; senior vice president, primary care and subspecialty pediatrics; and senior vice president, quality. The vice president, chapter relations and member engagement, who reports


HARTZ Search Seeking Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer for JPS Health Network

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has been enlisted to find a chief innovation and transformation officer for the JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, TX. The role was designed to develop, communicate, execute, and sustain innovative and transformational initiatives across the JPS Health Network. This executive will develop ideas and initiatives to scale the business of JPS Health


Horton International UK Expands Global Healthcare Arm

Horton International UK has expanded with the addition of Mark Johnson as senior partner of its Oxford-based global healthcare arm. His appointment reflects the company’s ambition to grow its services to support specialized biotechs access specialized talent. “Mark has an impeccable reputation within the biotechnology space, with particular emphasis on helping cell and gene companies access top talent,”


The Obama Foundation Taps Diversified Search to Find Chief People Officer

Diversified Search has been retained to find the new chief people and administrative officer for the Obama Foundation in Chicago. Managing directors J. Veronica Biggins, Denielle Pemberton-Heard and Judy Boreham will lead the search, assisted by senior associate Dianne Downey. To achieve its mission of inspiring and empowering people to become agents of change, the Obama Foundation is setting


PNP Staffing Group Seeks CFO for the National Domestic Workers Alliance

New York-based PNP Staffing Group has been selected by the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Based in New York City, the incoming CFO will oversee the organization’s financial planning process including: budgeting, cash flow, grant expenditures within and across the c3, c4 and LLC. They


JM Search Expands Healthcare Technology Center of Excellence

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has expanded its dedicated Healthcare Technology Center of Excellence with the hiring of industry veteran, Mike Forgash. “Since our founding nearly 40 years ago, JM Search has established an unrivaled reputation of partnering with innovative companies that require transformational leadership to


Raines International Launches Security Officers Practice

New York-based Raines International has launched a new security officers practice, co-developed with The Lake Forest Group, a strategic security services firm specializing in all aspects of security, safety, and compliance. The practice will be led by Patrick Gray, managing director at Raines. His background in the executive search industry and as an intelligence officer, with a concentration on

Steady Need for Interim Talent Keeps Firms Busy, and Expanding

Across the board, in every industry, today’s market is fueled by growing demand for top talent against a landscape of short supply. This has led to nearly three million people taking temporary jobs, a number that is expected to grow at a healthy pace over the next few years as companies strive to stay agile in

LinkedIn Launches New Recruiting Products

Professional networking site LinkedIn has announced two new products designed to improve the way businesses find and recruit high-quality passive candidates. The company has created Referral Engine, a solution that will enable companies to generate more high-quality applicants by tapping professionals in their employees’ LinkedIn networks. LinkedIn has also unveiled Jobs for You Ads, which

Russell Reynolds Expands in Bay Area

Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has announced the expansion in the Bay Area with the addition of managing directors, Courtney della Cava and Pravesh Mehra, and associate, Tiffani Siegel. Ms. della Cava joins the firm's San Francisco office, with a primary focus on helping clients in the consumer, professional services and

FiveTen Group Strengthens Pressence in EMEA

Global recruitment consultancy The FiveTen Group has named Aidan Anglin as chief executive officer of the firm’s EMEA operations. Mr. Anglin was previously managing director at Adecco Technology Staffing, part of Adecco Group U.K. and Ireland. He formerly served as managing director of at MSB International. “This is such a positive development for us as

JDG Associates Completes Search for GAO

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has recruited Frank Todisco as chief actuary of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Mr. Todisco joins GAO from the American Academy of Actuaries, where he has been a senior pension fellow. He was previously a principal for Mercer, Human Capital Consultants; earlier in his career, he was an Actuary

Egon Zehnder Expands Financial Services Practice

Global executive search Egon Zehnder International has named David Noble as a senior advisor in the firm's financial services practice group. Mr. Noble was previously a senior partner in Oliver Wyman Group where he advised global financial institutions across a broad range of strategy, risk and transformation issues. In North America, he led the corporate

Taylor Winfield Adds Managing Director

Executive search firm Taylor Winfield has added Stephen Sterett as managing director. Mr. Sterett will focus on venture capital and private equity-backed technology companies including software, services, wireless and telecom, systems management and business-to-consumer enterprises. He previously held the post of managing partner at executive search firm Austin McGregor where his work spanned multiple industries,

Rurak & Associates Completes Search for GMTO

Rurak & Associates has recruited Keith Raybould as project manager for the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization [GMTO] Corporation. Mr. Raybould was most recently the chief operating officer of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. The GMTO Corporation is an international collaboration comprised of the Carnegie Institution for Science, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard University, Texas

Pro Staff Changes Name to Atterro Human Capital Group

Pro Staff, a provider of diversified human capital services ranging from interim staffing to component outsourcing services, has changed its name to Atterro, Inc. Under the new brand structure, Atterro Human Capital Group will provide three services — interim staffing, executive search and smartSourcing through its four specialty brands — Digital People Creative and Marketing,

Monster Posts Seven Percent Revenue Gain

Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $228.8 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010, a seven percent gain compared with $214.5 million in the comparable quarter of 2009. GAAP revenue of $229 million includes a $1.8 million purchase accounting adjustment related to the HotJobs acquisition. The company posted losses of $5.7 million,

Diversified Search Names Industrial Practice Leader

Philadelphia-based Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson has added Terence P. McGovern as managing director and industrial practice leader in the firm’s Miami office. Mr. McGovern has led talent recruitment efforts for board directors, CEOs, COOs and senior operating divisional management as well as for leaders in a variety of functional areas for many prominent global industrial

Sanford Rose Opens Lake Lanier Islands Office

Sanford Rose Associates has appointed Lisa Proctor as president of Sanford Rose Associates – Lake Lanier Islands, a new executive search branch within the Sanford Rose Associates network; she will focus on the financial services, insurance, and banking industries. Ms. Proctor has over 25 years experience in executive recruiting, human resources, talent acquisition, corporate training,

Spencer Stuart to Lead CFO Search for Republic Airways Holdings

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained by Republic Airways Holdings Inc. to lead in its search for a new chief financial officer. Internal and external candidates will be considered for the position. The company expects to name a replacement early in 2011. Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, is an airline holding company

Employee Confidence Index Edges Up

The SFN Group Employee Confidence Index increased 1.4 points to 50.1 in October. The index, which measures workers' confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in the economic environment, shows that 40 percent of workers believe the economy is getting weaker and 60 percent believe that there are fewer jobs available. Twenty-one percent of

Kforce Gains 13.7 Percent in Q3

Kforce Inc./(NASDAQ:KFRC), a provider of professional staffing services and solutions, has announced third quarter of 2010 revenue of $259.5 million, a 13.7 percent increase from $228.3 million in revenues a year ago. The company earned $6.4 million, or 16 cents a share, compared with $2.3 million, or six cents a share, a year earlier. “We

Work&Partners Completes Search for FTI Consulting

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has placed David Appolonia as a senior managing director for the transaction advisory services practice at FTI Consulting. Mr. Appolonia was formerly a partner in the transaction services practice at KPMG LLP, where he was responsible for managing financial due diligence engagements and conducting more than 80 investigations. FTI specializes in

Howard & O’Brien Adds Former Merrill Lynch Analyst

Boutique executive search firm Howard & O'Brien Associates has added veteran financial analyst Lauren Rich Fine to its staff. Ms. Fine joins a team of partners – Lee Ann Howard, John O'Brien, Tom Kroeger and Tina Hauptner – with broad recruiting experience within Fortune 500 corporations, including human resources, general management and marketing leadership and

Korn Ferry Names Head of North America Insurance Practice

Korn/Ferry International has announced that Tom Rowe has joined the firm as a senior client partner and head of its North American insurance practice. He will be based out of the firm's New York office. Mr. Rowe joins Korn/Ferry from Heidrick & Struggles, where he specialized in the insurance industry, with a particular focus on

NotoGroup Bolsters Staff

Portland OR-headquartered executive search firm Notogroup has named Karen Kinared as a senior recruiter. With over 14 years of consulting and executive search experience, Ms. Kinared was previously a senior recruiter at Washington Mutual Bank. “I have worked with Karen in various capacities for over a decade,” said Roy Notowitz, founder. “She has an efficient

Hudson Highland Records 18 Percent Revenue Rise

Hudson Highland Group, Inc./(NASDAQ:HHGP) has posted third quarter 2010 revenues of $200.4 million, a increase of 18.1 percent from $169.6 million a year ago. The company posted a net loss of $1.9 million, or six cents per basic and diluted share, compared with net income of $6.9 million, or $0.26 per basic and diluted share,

Signium Expands in Peru

Signium International has added TASA Worldwide Peru as its newest member firm. TASA is led by Adolfo Gonzales, managing partner, and began operations in 1996. As a boutique firm specializing in executive search, the firm provides advice and recruitment solutions for executive positions including presidents, directors, general manager, functional managers and any key positions within

IIC Partners Announces New Board

IIC Partners has announced the election of five new board members at its annual global meeting held in Brussels. The partnership, which has 53 offices with 43 member firms across 37 countries, has added Jeff Harris of Harris Associates, who becomes vice chair – Americas. Additional board members include: Myriam Walgraef of Brussels-based Hoffman &

Academic Search Fills Post at University of Auckland

Academic Search International (ASI) has placed Dr. Andrew Stockley as dean of law at The University of Auckland. Dr. Stockley will take up the post next February, succeeding professor Paul Rishworth who has been dean since 2005. ASI conducts highly focused and effective international searches to locate and attract professors, heads of departments/schools, deans and

Dice Posts 23 Percent Revenue Jump; EFinancial Careers Up

Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX), a career website for technology and engineering professionals, has recorded revenues of $34.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2010, an increase of 23 percent from $26.7 million in the comparable quarter of 2009. Strong recruitment activity and the ongoing shift of recruitment spend to specialty career sites are the primary

CA Technologies Selects Allegis as Its Talent Acquisition Partner in EMEA

CA Technologies has appointed Allegis RPO as its new talent acquisition partner for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Allegis RPO will provide recruitment services for CA Technologies in 31 countries throughout the region, helping CA Technologies to further identify, attract and hire talent and ensure close alignment with its business strategy. Allegis RPO

TriNet Opens Offices in Austin, Raleigh and San Diego

TriNet Group, Inc., a provider of human resources outsourcing services for small businesses, has opened new offices in San Diego, Raleigh and Austin. The company now has offices in 28 cities across the U.S. “TriNet will continue to support small business in regions where innovation and entrepreneurialism thrive,” said Mike Triantos, TriNet’s chief client officer.

Heidrick Posts Revenue Gains; Europe Stays Weak

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted net revenue of $126.1 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010, an increase of 21.6 percent from $103.5 million a year ago. Net revenue increased 30.7 percent in the Americas, declined 11.6 percent in Europe (approximately five percent on a constant currency basis),

Premier Executive Search Places HR Execs at Revere Copper

Premier Executive Search, the executive search division of The Premier Partners, has completed the placement of two key human resources executives for Revere Copper. Timothy Rosbrook was recruited as its vice president of human resources and Eugene Gianforti has been placed as the director of employee relations for Copper Products. “We continue to experience double

ResumeBucket Releases New Services for HR Execs

ResumeBucket.com, a free online employment service, has created a new suite of premium services for employers to find top tier job candidates. Incorporating advanced search tools, bookmarking capabilities and embeddable job widgets, these new features enhance the resources available to HR managers and recruiters. Building on the existing free tools, the new services give companies

Diversified Human Resources Merges with Terra Firma

Diversified Human Resources has merged with Terra Firma, a professional employer organization in Denver. The move expands Diversified Human Resources’ operations in Colorado while providing Terra Firma clients access to a broad portfolio of insurance benefits, an online service platform and an expanded employment law expertise. "Terra Firma has a well-earned reputation for providing quality,

SFN Group 26 Percent Revenue Rise

Recruiting giant SFN Group, formerly known as Spherion Corporation,/(NYSE:SFN) posted third quarter 2010 revenues of $527 million, a 26 percent increase from revenues of $527 million during the same period last year. The Fort Lauderdale-based company recorded adjusted earnings from continuing operations of $6.0 million, or $0.11 per share, compared with $0.5 million, or $0.01

OneWire Creates Candidate Sourcing Tool

OneWire has launched MatchBook, a candidate sourcing tool designed to accelerate precise career connections and increase employers' sourcing and hiring efficiency. MatchBook enables employers to select targeted criteria through the use of guided search filters and structured keyword search. “We implemented MatchBook to directly address the challenges that hiring managers encounter when sourcing candidates,” said

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