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Amidst Restructuring, Frederickson Partners Announces VP Promotions
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Amidst Restructuring, Frederickson Partners Announces VP Promotions

As part of an organizational restructuring, Frederickson Partners, a global HR executive search, consulting and outplacement firm, has announced the promotion of two longtime employees, Devin Schroeder and Rosemary Belden, to vice presidents. The firm, formerly Frederickson Pribula Li, cited the pair’s “outstanding leadership in critical HR searches” for the promotions. As part of the

Odgers Interim Expands to Poland
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Odgers Interim Expands to Poland

The pressure has never been greater for organizations to deliver strong business results in less time and with fewer resources while mitigating the risk of hiring the wrong leaders. To that end, a number of companies have been turning to temporary leaders to fill their C-suite needs and executive search firms are stepping up. Odgers

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

Top Gun Ventures Opens Office Denver
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Top Gun Ventures Opens Office in Denver

Plano, TX-based executive search firm Top Gun Ventures has opened a new office in Denver with the addition of Laura Marriott as partner. This is the firm’s eighth location. “Laura’s global mobile tech and marketing expertise has placed her at the forefront of today’s digital transformation,” said Peter Donovan, managing partner of Top Gun Ventures. “The challenge and

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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?

HealthSearch Partners launched
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Three Search Firms Join Forces to Form HealthSearch Partners

Consultants from three executive search firms have joined forces to launch a new search platform, HealthSearch Partners, specializing in identifying and placing transformational, mission-minded CEOs and senior leaders in healthcare systems. “Health system boards now have an even better option than the customary ‘Big Four’ search firms,” said Keith Southerland, board chair, HealthSearch Partners. “Our

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7 Characteristics of a Great Recruiter

According to a report by talent consultant Kevin Sheridan, 86 percent of executive search firms feel they are doing a good job recruiting, yet only 60 percent of candidates report having a positive experience during the recruiting process with them. Mr. Sheridan is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, a New York Times best-selling author and a sought-after voice

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Harris Search Associates and RGC Search Seek President for the University of Puthisastra

The University of Puthisastra (UP) in Cambodia has retained the services of Harris Search Associates and RGC Executive Search to finds its next president. Jeffrey Harris, founder and managing partner of Dublin, OH-based Harris Search, and Anthony Ainsworth, director of Bangkok, Thailand-based RGC Search, are leading the assignment. The organizations are members of IIC Partners,

Turnkey Sports Sean Walker Philadelphia Phillies CTO
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Turnkey Sports Lands CTO for the Philadelphia Phillies

Specialist recruiters Turnkey Sports and Entertainment has placed former Tampa Bay Lightning executive Sean Walker as the Philadelphia Phillies’ new vice president and chief technology officer. “Sean has a proven ability to successfully restructure IT departments from the ground up,” said Dave Buck Phillies’ executive vice president. “We are fortunate to have him on board to take the Phillies to

MCG Partners VP Consulting John Griffith
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MCG Partners Names VP of Consulting Services

MCG Partners, a Boston, MA-based talent management and leadership development firm, has expanded with the addition of John Griffith as vice president of consulting services. In his new role, Mr. Griffith is responsible for driving the growth of the organization, a woman-owned, management consultancy specializing in leadership development, executive coaching, talent management, organizational effectiveness, management

NGS Global George Johnson Jonathan Falconer
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NGS Global Appoints New Leaders for Japan

Executive search firm NGS Global has added George Johnson and Jonathan Falconer as new managing partners to head its Japanese office in Tokyo. With over 37 years of executive search experience combined, the new leaders will join forces to lead in the development of a broader and deeper level of capabilities within the Japanese market. “We are excited

AMN Healthcare Completes $195 Million in Acquisitions
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AMN Healthcare Completes $195 Million in Acquisitions

As demand for talent remains strong, healthcare companies continue to consolidate. But it is more than hospitals that are in the market for acquisitions. Service providers, too, are playing their part in transforming the sector. AMN Healthcare Services, a provider of healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, has completed two acquisitions: MedPartners, a national mid-revenue cycle firm,

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Cobb Electric
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CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Cobb Electric

A variety of non-profit trade associations have turned to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Peter Heintzelman as the new president and CEO of Cobb Electric Membership Corp. (Cobb EMC). He replaces Chip Nelson, who is retiring after 45 years with the Marietta, GA-based electric cooperative. Chris Guiney, partner

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Higher Education Leadership Search Seeks Chief Compliance Officer for University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Higher Education Leadership Search has been selected by the University of Texas of the Permian Basin to lead in its search for a chief compliance officer. Consultants Geralyn Franklin and Alan Medders are leading the assignment. The incoming executive will oversee and coordinate university-wide compliance and risk-management activities, ensuring that the school and its employees are complying

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N2Growth Acquires Data and Analytics Firm Q5 Division

King of Prussia, PA-based N2Growth, a global leadership and talent advisory firm focusing on human and organizational performance, has acquired an interest in Q5 Division, an Indiana-based predictive data and analytics firm. Q5, which was founded five years ago, has established a global reputation for unlocking hidden value and providing new consumer/market insights through intelligent

Witt/Kieffer Appoints CHRO
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Witt/Kieffer Appoints CHRO

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has appointed HR veteran Tiffany Morris as its chief human resources officer. As a member of the senior leadership team, Ms. Morris is charged with supporting the overall achievement of the firm’s goals and managing the life cycle of the employee experience. “We welcome Tiffany to the firm and are confident that her

What Motivates People to Switch Jobs

For recruiters and companies looking to hire and retain employees in a climate of low unemployment and an acute skills shortage, knowing why employees may entertain other job offers is critical. What appeals most to workers today? Better benefits (50 percent) and a flexible work environment (42 percent) were the top reasons, excluding money, that

Shelli Herman and Associates Seeks New Leader for Friends Observatory
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Shelli Herman and Associates Seeks New Leader for Friends of the Observatory

Shelli Herman and Associates has been retained to find the next executive director for the Friends of the Observatory (FOTO), which supports the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Camille Lombardo is retiring after 25 years with the non-profit group. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, is leading the search along with her associate, Krista Haley.

BoardWalk Consulting Places Executive Director Covenant House Georgia
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BoardWalk Consulting Places Executive Director at Covenant House Georgia

BoardWalk Consulting, an Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm, has placed Alieizoria Redd as the new executive director of Covenant House Georgia (CHG). She succeeds Allison Ashe, who led the organization since late 2009. “Alie Redd captivated the search committee’s attention the very first time we met her,” said board chair John Ridall, who also chaired the executive

FON Search Launches to Find Top Talent Family Offices
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FON Search Launches to Find Top Talent for Family Offices

West Palm Beach, FL-based Family Office Networks has announced the launch of FON Search, an affiliate of the Quest Organization, as a new division dedicated to identifying and recruiting top-tier talent for family offices. “Family offices today are increasingly sophisticated and require specialized expertise to make the strategic decisions required to preserve their legacy, educate future

Quick Leonard Kieffer Adds New Managing Partners
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Quick Leonard Kieffer Adds New Managing Partners

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has expanded with the additions of Derek Castaneda, Mark Nelson and Stefan Werdegar as managing partners in Omaha, Minneapolis and Austin, respectively. Mr. Castaneda brings 11 years of recruitment experience to his role, most recently serving as the healthcare practice leader for a global executive search firm in Omaha. His focus has been

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As Job Market Favors Candidates, Companies Must Adjust

Not that many years ago, national labor market conditions favored the employer. There were few good jobs, and many good candidates, so employers had little incentive to try very hard to hire top talent or to focus on the candidate experience. Post a good job, get dozens of great applicants, put them through your hiring

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Coulter Partners Lands CEO for George Health Technologies

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Phil Offer as the new CEO of George Health Technologies. Based in Sydney, Australia, his primary focus will be to develop the company’s business growth strategy and commercial opportunities. “This was a truly global search for a truly global role and we developed multiple candidate relationships, in multiple time zones,”

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McCormack+Kristel Seeks CFO and Chief Program Officer for Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has been retained by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to lead in its search for a chief financial officer and a chief program officer. Managing partner Joseph McCormack and partner Michelle Kristel are leading both assignments. Founded in 1993, LAHSA is an independent public agency created by the city and county of

Cejka Executive Search Mark Madden
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Cejka Executive Search Adds Search Services Leader

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Congress may deliver. This has produced a high

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U.K. Names Cornerstone London a Preferred Partner for Sub-Saharan Africa

Many companies with global strategies have been looking to Africa recently as the new frontier for business.  Improved political environments, above average growth and the rich opportunities waiting in a continent that essentially has to start everything from scratch are raising considerable interest. Last week, the U.K. government formally appointed board and executive recruitment firm

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Recruitment Efficiencies Already Flowing from AI and Automated Workflows

Companies are conducting fewer job interviews, but continue to see higher percentages of offers to candidates as well as hires, according to Jobvite’s latest “Recruiting Benchmark Report.” The percentage of interviews that resulted in offers grew from nearly 20 in 2016 to 28 in 2017. Offers-to-hires, meanwhile, went from 83 percent in 2016 to 90

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Greenwich Harbor Partners Filling Board Positions for Teach for America NY

Greenwich Harbor Partners has been enlisted by Teach for America – New York to recruit for multiple board positions. The firm recently filled the first board spot with the placement of Deborah Rosado Shaw as a director. The assignment was led by Carrie Pryor and Ted Pryor, managing directors of the Greenwich, Conn-based search firm. “Deborah

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JDG Associates Places CIO and CTO at Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

In the U.S., public sector pensions are offered by federal, state and local levels of government. They are available to most, but not all, public sector employees. The field has been about as robust for executive recruiters as any other related sector within financial services. Rockville, MD-headquartered executive search firm JDG Associates recently recruited Sean McCaffrey as chief investment officer and Vijay Desai as chief

Fiduciary Search Group Launched
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Fiduciary Search Group Launched to Serve Wealth Management Industry

An array of new recruiting firms has been launching around the world in recent months. The latest: Wealth management industry veteran Michael Brody, along with KDS Strategic Search, announced the establishment of Fiduciary Search Group (FSG), a recruiting, placement and search firm offering a new model designed to provide fiduciary representation for premier wealth managers,

Focus Search Partners Continues Expansion

Focus Search Partners, the executive search division of talent solutions provider Vaco, has brought aboard Richard D’Antoni as managing partner of the firm’s healthcare and private equity practices. Mr. D’Antoni has more than 20 years of experience in matching high-performing executives with leading healthcare companies, ranging from venture capital and private equity-backed portfolio companies to publicly held organizations.

Executive Search Industry Leaders Offer Up Bold Predictions

Predicting the future could practically be its own business sector. Whether the prognostications are coming from the Magic 8-Ball, Punxsutawney Phil or CNBC’s Jim Cramer, people want to know what lies ahead. So it was that Hunt Scanlon Media rounded up a collection of soothsayers from the search industry to provide their insights about the changes that

Odgers Berndtson Continues Aggressive Growth

Odgers Berndtson has expanded with the addition of two search specialists with deep sector expertise to bolster its technology, and higher education & academic medicine practices. Lisa Hooker joins Odgers as a partner and will serve clients in the firm’s technology practice. Ms. Hooker brings 20-plus years of executive search expertise in telecommunications, consumer electronics, cloud

ZRG Partners Expands to London

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has opened an office in London, continuing on its massive expansion trajectory. Steve Banks will head the operation as managing director and U.K. country head, bringing a strong background to support the firm’s plans for the region. By the end of the year, ZRG expects to

Spencer Stuart Strengthens Leadership Advisory Group

With an evident need among client companies growing and an opportunity to expand ancillary services offerings to meet that demand, a number of executive search firms are launching or adding to their leadership consulting advisory practices. This month, Spencer Stuart announced three appointments to its leadership advisory services group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Brought on board

Isaacson, Miller Finds Seventh President for Juilliard

Executive search firm Isaacson, Miller has placed Damian Woetzel, a renowned former principal dancer for the New York City Ballet, as the seventh president of The Juilliard School. For the last 32 years, Joseph Polisi has served as the organization’s president. Isaacson, Miller chairman John Isaacson led the search with vice president Sheryl Ash and associates Katie Rockman and Cortney

Executive Recruiters Set New Milestones In Latest Rankings

The executive search industry’s leading 50 players in North America topped $3 billion in revenues last year, according to industry newsletter ESR, in a market report released today by Hunt Scanlon Media. The group collectively jumped by almost 10 percent, continuing an incredible run for an industry that just a decade ago was left reeling

USA Gymnastics Taps Russell Reynolds Associates for CEO Search

After putting out an open casting call for executive search firms to assist USA Gymnastics in its hunt for a new chief executive officer, Russell Reynolds Associates has taken the rings of this highly coveted sports assignment and commenced a highly anticipated global talent search. Managing director Nada Usina is leading the undertaking with consultant Libby Naumes. The

Wheless Partners Lands CEO for Fulcrum Health

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. This has led to an increased need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector. To that end, search firm Wheless Partners has recently placed Patricia Dennis as chief executive officer of

CDI Posts 20 Percent Q1 Revenue Decline; Possible Sale Looms

CDI Corp. / (NYSE:CDI) posted first quarter revenues of $187.6 million, a decrease of 19.7 percent from revenues of $233.5 million a year ago. The revenue decline was impacted by the sale of CDI AndersElite Limited (“Anders”), which was sold in September 2016. During the quarter, MRINetwork, the company’s executive search subsidiary, reported revenues of $11.3 million, a 7.1 percent decline, compared

AIMS International Expands to Norway

AIMS International has added Norway-headquartered search firm RUUD Executive. The firm is led by managing partner Tor-Egil Ruud, who has over 17 years of experience in recruitment, executive search, and leadership services from several national and international market-leading companies. He has conducted over 250 national and international assignments. “This partnership is very important for us: We are now able to

Retaining New Hires Now Seen As a Critical Issue

Retaining new hires is on the minds of leaders at the vast majority of companies these days, according to a recent report by Korn Ferry’s Futurestep division, which provides advisory services and recruitment services for middle to upper level management. Ninety percent of the executives surveyed, in fact, said this is an issue for their companies. What’s more,

Arts Consulting Group Finds New Leader for Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this season, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) has appointed Susan Lape as executive director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She succeeds former executive director Joshua Simonds. Ms. Lape most recently served as executive director of the Lake Forest Symphony, the only fully professional orchestra in Lake County, IL. Since 2012,

Search Firms Team Up to Recruit Martial Arts Leader

ATA International, which promotes and teaches the martial arts, has chosen Neil Morton as its new chief executive officer. Search firms LH International of New York, and ASCENT Select Talent Capital of Greensboro, NC, worked cooperatively on the assignment. ATA International, formerly the American Taekwondo Association, is based in Little Rock. With more than 950 licensed locations around the

Stanton Chase Names Diversity & Inclusion Practice Leader

Leaders at the best companies know that diversity matters. Not only are the firms that pay attention to such matters rewarded with better financial returns, but they gain perspectives and insights that would otherwise be lost to them. Well aware of this trend, Stanton Chase International has appointed Becky Heidesch as a director and North American diversity &

Cobalt Recruitment Appoints CEO

There have been a number of top leadership appointments at search firms since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Executive search firm Cobalt Recruitment has named James Wakefield as its new chief executive officer. Mr. Wakefield joined Cobalt in 2007 coming from the management team at Michael Page

Creating a Millennial Feedback Loop In the Workplace

Now that Millennials make up more than half of the American workforce, HR professionals are increasingly concerned about how to best cater to their workplace needs. Talent acquisition leaders recommend everything from nontraditional employee benefits like telecommuting and flexible leave to glamorous team retreats to help managers bolster their Millennial appeal. Problem is, it’s not working. Millennials

AGB Search Tapped to Find Iowa State President

As the academic year winds down, a number of colleges and universities across the country are already preparing for September. For many of them, that means opening searches that will deliver new, high profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, more often the case, globalization. Among the latest, the Iowa

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for ITV

ITV chief executive, Adam Crozier, who led a turnaround at the broadcaster, is stepping down at the end of June from his role and from the company’s board after seven years. The U.K. commercial TV network has turned to Spencer Stuart to find his replacement. In his seven years at the helm, Mr. Crozier turned around the

Vetted Solutions Makes West Coast Expansion

Executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has expanded with the addition of Catherine Brown as vice president for West Coast operations. She will join the firm in Los Angeles as a search partner, leadership consultant and interim executive. Ms. Brown brings to the firm a deep knowledge of both association and philanthropic organization management. Most recently, she served as president of

Hydrogen Group Acquires Argyll Scott

The wave of merger and acquisition activity among executive search firms overseas continues. The latest deal: U.K.-based executive search firm Hydrogen Group has acquired Argyll Scott for £3.3 million. Together, the combined firms will deliver recruitment services across multiple functions, industries and countries. The acquisition allows Hydrogen to accelerate international growth plans and benefit from greater strength and depth

Women Not Having Career Conversations On Advancement

Women are underrepresented in industries that anticipate the greatest growth in jobs — engineering, technology, architecture and mathematics. But they are overrepresented in office and administration positions, sectors most threatened by digitization, automation and robotics. That’s why, recruiters report, that it’s vital for women to be open to discussions about developing their skill sets and other

More Search Firms Forming Advisory Boards

BarkerGilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search firm specializing in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has formed an advisory board of 12 former general counsel and chief compliance officers. This team, many of whom have served in Fortune 500 companies, is charged with providing advisory and leadership development services, complementing the firm’s core recruiting business.

Neumann Executive Search Seeking CHROs for Two Universities

Chief human resource officers (CHRO) have made big strides as strategic game changers and sounding boards for CEOs. The best ones, in fact, are now critical C-suite players. These days, clients of all kinds around the country are demanding such talent, and that’s sending recruiters off in hot pursuit. The latest: Neumann Executive Search Partners has been

DHR International Fills Chief Research Post at Akron Children’s Hospital

DHR International has placed Dr. Michael Kelly as chief research officer of Akron Children’s Hospital. Scott Sette, North American leader of the firm’s healthcare services & solutions practice, led the search. In his new role, Dr. Kelly will oversee the Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute and research activities conducted enterprise-wide, directing the process to define the vision, clinical trial

GatenbySanderson Bolsters Leadership Development Services

U.K.-based executive search firm GatenbySanderson has named Matt Gascoigne as chief operating officer as well as Anthony Surley and Kate Pearlman-Shaw as partners. The additions build upon the firm’s efforts to bolster its leadership and organizational development consulting services. Mr. Gascoigne has almost 20 years of professional recruitment experience working with clients from both public and private

USA Gymnastics Puts Out Casting Call to Search Firms

An open casting call is underway for executive search firms to assist USA Gymnastics in its hunt for a new chief executive officer. The organization has been without a CEO since Steve Penny resigned in March because of allegations that he and USA Gymnastics failed to properly address claims of sexual abuse against member coaches and Larry

D. Hilton Associates Leads Searches for Credit Union CEOs

These are critical days for credit unions. The industry boasts of nearly 6,000 federally insured credit unions in the U.S., with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief

The Newport Group Appoints IT Practice Leader

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, CTO hiring is predicted to grow by 18 percent by 2022. This has led executive search firms to add recruiters that specialize in the evolving technology sector. Among the latest, The Newport Group, based in Encinitas, CA, has named Nicki

Waverly Partners Find New CEO for Norman Chamber of Commerce

Executive search firm Waverly Partners has named Scott Martin as the new president and chief executive officer of the Norman Chamber of Commerce in Oklahoma. Past CEO John Woods left the organization this past November. Debbie Galbraith, managing director and principal at Waverly Partners, led the assignment. Mr. Martin will report to the board of directors and is responsible for

IRC Names New Americas Leader

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has named Tom Berray, managing partner of Cabot Consultants, as its new Americas leader. He takes over from Jane Lyons, managing partner of Rhodes Associates, who stepped down from the role after two years as the IRC Americas regional leader. Mr. Berray has worked in executive search for more than

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