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Bedford Consulting Group Adds Nuclear Power Specialist Advisor

Toronto-based executive search and talent management solutions provider Bedford Consulting Group has formed a strategic advisory relationship with nuclear power executive Ian Rowley. “We are very excited to have Ian join our team and provide his expert knowledge of the nuclear power industry,” said David McPherson, partner for Bedford’s energy and industrial technology group. “Ian will be


Norman Broadbent Opens New Office in Northern England

Norman Broadbent Group, a London-based executive recruitment and advisory firm, has opened a new office in Northern England due to increased demand from clients. The new office is located in Cheshire. The new office will provide quick access to Manchester, other commercial centers, the airport and transport networks. It will provide a base for Norman

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Beloit Snappers Tap Marquee Search in Hunt for New President

Gateway Management Group and the Beloit Snappers have tapped the services of Portland, OR-based Marquee Search to lead a nationwide search to select a company president to oversee all operations at the brand-new, multi-purpose stadium being built in downtown Beloit, WI. The president of Gateway Management will lead the Beloit baseball team as well as

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The Onstott Group Expands Search Team

The Onstott Group, a Wellesley, MA-based search firm, has expanded with the addition of Christine Venditti as managing director. Ms. Venditti over 20 years of executive recruiting experience scaling private equity and VC funded and public technology companies including CFO, CEO and CMO roles. Her background includes in house experience on Apple’s internal search team


Jobless Claims Fall as Election and Pandemic Second Wave Add to the Misery

The Labor Department reported this morning that 751,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the lowest total since the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting 778,000. The latest figures portend an unstable and volatile job market. The total reflected a decline of 40,000


Academic Career & Executive Search Finds Dean for Texas A&M University

West Hartford, Conn.-based Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has placed Debra Feakes as the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Texas A&M University – San Antonio in San Antonio, TX. “Co-chairs Vijay Golla and Bill Bush sought to find a dean who could proactively take the lead in solidifying and implementing the


Furst Group Recruits CFO for Baystate Health

Following a national search, Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, assisted Baystate Health in Springfield, MA, in the hiring of Raymond McCarthy as treasurer and chief financial officer. Mr. McCarthy has served as interim CFO since March. “Ray has worked tirelessly and skillfully to keep our health system financially stable during the pandemic and the


Harvey Nash Acquires Latitude 36, Expands to U.S. Market

Recruitment firm Harvey Nash has acquired technology focused executive search firm Latitude 36 as part of its strategic expansion in the U.S. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “I am extremely excited about Latitude 36 joining the Harvey Nash Group family,” said Jason Allen, CEO of Harvey Nash technology recruitment division Northern Europe, Australia and


Handshake Receives $80 Million in Funding

Handshake, a jobs platform for college students and recent graduates, has received an $80 million financing round led by GGV Capital with participation from EQT Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Spark Capital and True Ventures, along with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Emerson Collective and Imaginable Futures. “Since its founding, Handshake has been laser focused on delivering on its


Bain & Company and Hunt Scanlon Launch Talent Intelligence Partnership

Bain & Company, the leading global advisor to the private equity industry, and Hunt Scanlon Media, the leading talent intelligence provider to the human capital and private equity sectors, have entered into a partnership to gather data to better understand current PE portfolio company executive talent issues and their link to investment performance. “With more detailed insight


B.E. Smith Seeks CFO for Ohio-Based Fairfield Medical Center

Healthcare-focused B.E. Smith has been enlisted to find a new chief financial officer for Fairfield Medical Center, an independent, not-for-profit, community-based health system in Lancaster, OH. Senior executive consultant. The previous CFO, Sky Gettys, announced early this year that he would be retiring after nearly 20 years with the organization. As a key member of


Bishop & Company Assists the Hawaii Tourism Authority with CEO Search

Honolulu-based executive search firm Bishop & Company has assisted the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) in the recruitment of John De Fries as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer. He is the first Native Hawaiian appointed as HTA’s president and CEO. Past leader Chris Tatum recently retired. The assignment was spearheaded by Erinn N. Tomlinson,


ZRG Appoints Digital, Data, Analytics, and AI Practice Leader

ZRG has expanded with the addition of Lisa Peacock-Edwards as managing director and leader of its digital, data, analytics and AI practice. “Lisa’s track record of success spans countries and continents,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. “As a member of the ZRG team and leader of the digital, data, analytics and AI practice, I’m confident in


Cornerstone International Group Names Managing Partner for Middle Eastern Region

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has unveiled a new executive search and leader advisory team in the Middle East with the addition of Stelios Pigadiotis as managing partner and founder of Cornerstone Dubai. “We are delighted to welcome Stelios to Cornerstone International Group,” said Simon Wan, chairman. “Stelios is


Heidrick & Struggles Posts Steep Q3 Declines; Records $48 Million Restructuring Charge

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles (NASDAQ:HSII) has posted $143.5 million third quarter revenues, down from $182.2 million during the same period a year ago. The reduction in net revenue was primarily due to the impact of the pandemic on its global business. Executive search net revenue was $129.2 million compared to $166.5 million in


The Christopher Group Recruits VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at HarperCollins Publishers

Thomas Christopher, Pam Noble and Matthew Duda of The Christopher Group (TCG) have placed Gisselda Nunez as vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at HarperCollins Publishers. “It was an honor and a privilege to work directly with the HarperCollins leadership team as they continue to build an inclusive and diverse workplace,” said Ms. Noble, the search firm’s chief human resources


Buffkin / Baker Assists the Blues Foundation with CEO Search

Executive recruitment firm Buffkin / Baker recently assisted in recruiting Patricia Wilson Aden as the new president and CEO of the Blues Foundation, which is dedicated to honoring, preserving and promoting the musical form known as the blues. She succeeds Barbara Newman who recently retired. Nat Sutton and Tom Truitt, partners from Buffkin / Baker, executed the search. “On


McDermott + Bull Names Chief Operating Officer

Top leadership appointments have been gaining traction at executive search firms over the past year. Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull recently appointed Angela Anderson to chief operating officer, where she will continue to build and scale the firm’s infrastructure and support its expansion. “Angela has worked side by side with me for most of her 11 years


AltoPartners Spain and WFS Talent Form Partnership with Johan Cruyff Institute

AltoPartners Spain, an international consultancy firm specializing in executive search, and WFS Talent, which provides human resources solutions for the sports industry, have formalized an agreement with the Johan Cruyff Institute to strengthen the institute’s career services offerings. Based in Barcelona, Spain, the Johan Cruyff Institute provides online and on-campus study programs in sport management,


Workplace Diversity Through Recruitment

Diverse companies have 19 percent higher revenue, and according to Harvard Business Review, are 70 percent more likely to capture a new market. With diversity hiring a top priority for employers, the first step to building a diverse workforce is straightforward: Hire more diversified candidates. Sounds simple — but sometimes what sounds simple can be vexingly complex,


RH Perry & Associates Assists College of Mount Saint Vincent

Asheville, NC-based RH Perry & Associates has assisted the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY, in the recruitment of Susan R. Burns as its sixth president. Managing partner Matthew Kilcoyne and senior consultant Kathy Krendl led the assignment. Last year, Charles L. Flynn Jr. announced that he would be stepping down after 20 years as


Herbert Mines Assists Bob’s Discount Furniture with CEO Search

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


True Search Launches Gaming, Media & Entertainment Practice

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has launched a new practice dedicated to the growing gaming, media and entertainment industry. “Our team’s deep heritage within the industry, coupled with our ability to find talent that enables growth in rapidly evolving creative sectors, made our global launch of the gaming, media and entertainment practice a natural next step,” said


Robert Half Posts 23 Percent Revenue Dip

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted third quarter revenues of $1.19 billion, down 23.3 percent from the same period a year ago, surpassing the consensus mark by 2.48 percent. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates three times over the last four quarters. The Menlo Park, CA-based recruiting company recorded net income of $46 million, or $.67 per share,


Continuity Planning: Why It Matters in Times of Crisis

Planning is critical in succession strategy, but it is neither foolproof nor a guarantee that a transfer of power will go smoothly. Succession planning is a process that ensures your next generation of leaders is capable and the transition of power is seamless. It is a journey that every company should take, including both family-owned and


CarterBaldwin Executive Search Tapped by Pepperdine University to Find Chief Diversity Officer

The role of chief diversity officer is expanding at universities across the country. It has, in fact, become one of the most important positions for shaping the vision, culture and very face of institutions of higher learning from coast to coast. Pandemic or not, higher educational institutions need talent and these roles are now seen

Hanold Associates Recruits Chief People and Culture Officer for The Big Ten

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has placed Omar Brown as chief people and culture officer for the Big Ten Conference, the nation’s oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference. Jason Hanold, Lisa Butkus and Mayank Parikh led the assignment. “Commissioner Kevin Warren is an exceptional leader who is bringing business sophistication to a 125-year-old conference powerhouse,” said Mr. Hanold.


Arts Consulting Group Finds New Leader for Connecticut Landmarks

Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has placed Aaron Marcavitch as executive director of Connecticut Landmarks, an organization that restores and operates significant historic house museums in Connecticut. “ACG congratulates Aaron Marcavitch on his placement as executive director at Connecticut Landmarks,” said Wyona Lynch-McWhite, senior vice president at Arts Consulting Group. “His vast experience in historic preservation

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Turns to Koya Leadership Partners to Find New Leader

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has enlisted Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners to assist in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. The organization initially retained Boyden for the assignment. Both finalist candidates, however, reportedly rejected the job, citing concerns with salary and museum governance. Boston-based Koya is tasked with finding a

Buck Consultants Adds Former Towers Watson Consultant

Buck Consultants, a Xerox company and provider of human resource and benefits consulting, has added Sheryl L. Grey as a principal in the firm’s Tampa office. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Ms. Grey joins Buck from Towers Watson, where she led the Florida healthcare practice and served as client relationship manager for

AIMS International Adds Senior Consultant in Germany

AIMS International has added Tibor Reischitz as a senior consultant in Neuss, Germany. Mr. Reischitz will focus on interim management and in the fields of machinery and equipment manufacturing and IT. An industrial engineer, Mr. Reischitz worked for 10 years in the consulting industry. He was previously head of management solutions at Prolimity Capital Partners.

Witt/Kieffer Hires Healthcare Recruiter

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has named Chris Wierz as an executive search consultant. Ms. Wierz will focus her efforts on identifying IT leaders on behalf of hospitals and integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers, managed care companies, physician organizations, healthcare associations, vendors, consulting firms and universities. She has particular expertise in strategic and business planning,

Accreate Expands Dublin Office

Accreate Executive Search & Interim, part of Irish-based Premier Group, has Jeannette Naughton, Killian O’Sullivan and David Burke as associates in the firm’s Dublin office. Ms. Naughton previously worked at Spengler Fox where she helped establish its executive search business in Ireland. She was formerly with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Executive Search team. Mr. O’Sullivan, who joins Accreate’s

IIC Partners Adds Member Firm in Germany

IIC Partners has added Frankfurt-based ingeniam as its newest member firm. ingeniam is an owner-driven, independent executive search & human capital consulting boutique searching for executives within the banking and the knowledge-based industries. The firm was established in 2002 by partners Norbert Abraham and Norbert Theimer. “We had been actively seeking to identify the leading

Heidrick & Struggles to Find CEO for Girl Scouts

Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has been chosen by Girl Scouts of the USA to find its next chief executive officer. Current CEO Kathy Cloninger has announced her retirement and plans to transition from her position in November of 2011. Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership

EverJoy Consulting Launches Executive Search Division

Everjoy Consulting has launched an executive search and selection division, Everjoy Executive Search Pty Ltd, which will service the Asia-Pacific region. The new division will service all senior level roles with an initial focus on the ICT and professional services markets. Michael Gardner will take on the role of managing director of Everjoy Executive Search.

StepStone Selected by Automated Systems

StepStone, a London-based provider of human capital management solutions, has announced that Automated Systems (Hong Kong) Ltd. has selected StepStone Solutions Talent Management to upgrade its HR and performance management functions. The solution was deployed over a 3 month period for 1500 staff located across the Asia-Pacific region. Automated Systems is a provider of IT

Kienbaum Executive Consultants Opens in Bucharest; Adds Former Stanton Chase COO

German executive search firm Kienbaum Executive Consultants International has announced a new office in Bucharest, Romania and named Loreda Dragomir as country manager. The new location will concentrate on hiring top management and C-level executives in functions such as finance, controlling, production, operations, logistics, IT, marketing, sales and HR. Ms. Dragomir was previously served as

VMA Group Expands Team

U.K.-headquartered recruitment consultancy VMA Group has added Joanne Watkins and Lindsay Wienand to its external communications practice. Interim roles within the external communications practice will now be handled by Lucinda Moores who comes with strong recruitment experience developed over seven years with Hays. With a 20 year career in travel and leisure communications, Ms. Watkins

DHR Places Chief Marketing Officer at Ulta Salons, Cosmetics & Fragrance

DHR International has recruited Kimberley Grayson as senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Ulta Salons, Cosmetics & Fragrance. Marcey Rubin Stamas, managing director retail/consumer and Frank Spencer, managing director and retail practice group leader, led the search for DHR. “Kimberley’s tremendous passion for product and brand, and her success in fashion branding and

SourceRight Solutions Releases RPO One

SourceRight Solutions, a division of recruiting giant SFN Group, has introduced RPO One, designed specifically for small to mid-sized organizations seeking to outsource and enhance their recruitment needs. RPO One is targeted to organizations with 100-5,000 employees and can also be used to support global hiring initiatives. “As hiring needs begin to rebound, small to

Ultimate Solutions Adds to Management Team

Ultimate Software, a provider of unified human capital management SaaS solutions for global businesses, has named Cecile Alper-Leroux as vice president of strategic HCM and Andrew McCarthy as vice president of market strategy. Ms. Alper-Leroux will drive the global vision and product direction for Ultimate's complete line of HCM solutions. She brings more than 15

Caldwell Partners Appoints Insurance Practice Head

Executive search firm The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has appointed Stamford-based partner Peter Reed to lead its insurance practice. Mr. Reed specializes in finding talent for the property and casualty and life insurance sectors, and has successfully executed searches across the C-suite and boardroom for domestic and global companies, including carriers, brokers, and industry-related service

Columbia Consulting Completes Search for Oakwood Worldwide

Columbia Consulting Group (CCG) has placed Michael Thompson and Fred Woodward as account directors within the federal team at Oakwood Worldwide. Bert Sadtler, a CCG managing director, completed the searches. Mr. Thompson was previously an account manager at ANSYS, Inc. Mr. Woodward was most recently a federal sales manager at A. Pomerantz & Co. Oakwood

Pinstripe Adds SVP to Expand International Recruitment Alliances

Pinstripe, Inc., a human resources and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) company, has added Courtney Cook as senior vice president of global business practices. In this role, Ms. Cook will develop and enhance business in global markets and work with U.S.-based multinationals that have domestic and international business needs. She has 17 years of experience working

Jobsin Network Has Launched JobsinGreen.eu

The Jobsin Network has launched JobsinGreen.eu. The site is dedicated to helping users search and apply for environmentally-focused “green” jobs. In addition, JobsinHubs has also developed CareerBooster.eu a community by job seekers for job seekers to share best practices and enhance employability. JobsinHubs.com is a network of online job boards for English speaking professionals looking

Korn Ferry Revenue Increases 32 Percent

Korn/Ferry International/(NYSE:KFY) posted revenues of $185 million for the second quarter fiscal 2011, an increase of 32 percent from revenues of $140.1 million a year ago. The Los-Angeles-based recruiter recorded earnings of $13.7 million, or 30 cents a share, compared with $2.8 million, or six cents a share, last year. "As evidenced by our sixth

Harvey Nash Posts 24 Percent Revenue Jump

Global search and talent solutions firm Harvey Nash has reported that both the group's revenue and gross profit for the third quarter ending October 31, 2010 increased 24 percent compared to the same period last year. The firm will pay an interim dividend, in respect of the six months ended July 31, 2010, November 26,

Hudson Highland Group CEO Resigns; Spencer Stuart to Conduct Search

Hudson Highland Group, Inc., providers of permanent recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions, has announced that chairman and CEO Jon Chait intends to retire from the company on April 28, 2011. "After careful deliberation I have decided it is time for the company to transition to a new leader," said Mr. Chait. "Hudson is

Kenexa Creates Newly Enhanced Integration with Sterling InfoSystems

Kenexa Corporation, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has announced its newly enhanced integration with Sterling Infosystems, Inc., providers of employment screening and occupational health services solutions. The partnership gives human resources professionals and global organizations the benefits of having more efficient integrated talent management and employment screening capabilities. “Employment background checks

Work&Partners Fills Position for Capgemini

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has placed Fred Ejlali as the vice president and senior account executive for the financial services global business unit of Capgemini. Mr. Ejlali was formerly a senior vice president – managing partner, financial services industry at CheckFree/Fiserv. Alan J. Work of Work&Partners led the search. Capgemini are providers of systems integration

WorkOpolis Forms Partnerships with CGI and Talent Technology

Workopolis has formed a partnership with CGI and Talent Technology to offer both companies' recruiting solutions to clients alongside Corporate Works, the applicant tracking system (ATS) and career site hosting provider from Workopolis. This partnership enables recruiters to access Canada's most comprehensive suite of candidate management solutions. Corporate Works offers companies tools to attract, manage

CTPartners Opens Dubai Office

CTPartners has opened a new office in Dubai and appointed Russell Adam as managing director. Mr. Adam joins CTPartners from global search firm Odgers Berndtson, where he was a partner in Dubai and helped to establish their presence in the Middle East. He has worked across the UAE for both international and local clients within

Futurestep Creates Houston Service Management Center

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry International company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has launched its Houston Service Management Center (SMC). Joining the company's Shanghai and Bangalore SMC facilities as part of its standardized global service delivery model, the center provides full lifecycle support for recruiters as they serve clients of the company's RPO, project-based recruitment and mid-level

Bond Joins the Association of Professional Staffing Companies

Recruitment software provider Bond International Software has become a member of The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). As an affiliate member, Bond will receive a range of recruitment system benefits, including extensive networking with industry peers through regular meetings and special interest forums. There will also be the opportunity to discuss recent trends and

Global Employment Solutions Makes Acquisition

Global Employment Solutions has purchased the NY Temporary Staffing Unit of Headway Corporate Resources, a North American human capital solutions company. With this acquisition, Global Employment Solutions will be able to provide expanded placement services across multiple industries in the areas of administrative, accounting & finance, engineering, legal, life science and technology. The NY Temporary

Borderless Executive Search Adds Consultants

Brussels-based Borderless Executive Search has added Hans Schmeits, Patrick Denis, Jim Verstraete and Lisa Tchouklova as consultants. Mr. Schmeits has over two decades of corporate experience within the bio-pharma, medical devices, FMCG and management consulting sectors. He has held senior management roles in several leading multinationals, both in headquarters and in affiliates in Europe, the

Egon Zehnder Names Practice Heads

Global executive search Egon Zehnder International has named Manuel de Miranda as head of its U.S. HR practice and Todd Hutchings as head of the firm’s North American life sciences practice group. As leader of the U.S. HR practice, Mr. de Miranda will be responsible for building the brand and deepening relationships in the HR

Spencer Stuart to Lead CEO Search for Morgans Hotel Group

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained by Morgans Hotel Group Co. to lead in its search for a chief executive officer. The contract of Fred Kleisner, the company’s current CEO, concludes on December 31, 2010. Morgans Hotel Group is widely credited as the creator of the first "boutique" hotel and a continuing leader

Renewed Confidence in Hiring Offers Brightens Employment Outlook

After 10 consecutive months of private sector employment growth, half of employers and recruiters anticipate more professionals will be hired in the first half of 2011 than the previous six months, according to a new survey by Career site Dice Holdings, Inc. This result closely mirrors findings six months ago which are being reflected in

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