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Preng & Associates Fills Board Position for 8 Rivers Capital

Houston-based executive search firm Preng & Associates recently assisted in the recruitment of former BP CEO Bob Dudley as a new member of the board of directors for 8 Rivers Capital LLC, a global Net Zero solutions provider. “As long as I can remember, Bob was ahead of the curve in driving to Net Zero,” said Bill


Financial Services Search Firm Secura/Isaac Talent is Launched

Global advisory firm Secura/Isaac Group has launched Secura/Isaac Talent, an executive search firm dedicated to recruiting senior-level talent for financial services clients. The firm will be led by CEO Jamie Peretz, who brings over two decades of top-level executive search experience. “Secura/Isaac Group’s team of highly experienced financial executives and former regulators operate at the

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Executive Search Firms Shatter Growth Records According to Hunt Scanlon Media

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


ON Partners Recruits CEO for Brightspot

Partners Jeff Hocking and Tindall (Sewell) Hein of ON Partners assisted in the recruitment of Raleigh McClayton as the new CEO for Brightspot, a provider of content management, workflow solutions, and services for top global brands. “Brightspot is in the right position to serve the content industry which needs our platform and services,” said David Gang, the company’s CEO and co-founder.

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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?


Guerrero Search Launched

Guerrero, a minority-owned, privately held, executive advancement company at the intersection of media, professional networks, and talent acquisition, has launched Guerrero Search, a retained executive recruitment service focused on helping companies diversify their leadership ranks. “The demand for diversity at all levels of corporate America has never been greater, yet the needle hasn’t moved much,


Why Talent is Now at the Center of Value Creation

Talent has always been, and always will be, a driver of value creation. Talent management has been an important lever in the private equity industry for years, but it has never been more critical than today. Due to the scarcity of top-end talent in the labor market, it is crucial for private equity firms to


Venture Capital Firm QED Investors Acquires Lingua Franca Search

QED Investors, an Alexandria, VA-based venture capital firm focused on investing in financial services companies, has acquired Lingua Franca Search, a boutique retained executive and professional search firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The search firm allows QED to support portfolio companies with senior-level hires. Led by CEO Thomas King, Lingua Franca


Spencer Stuart Retained by Blue Apron for CFO Search

Spencer Stuart has been selected by meal-kit delivery services company Blue Apron Holdings to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Randy Greben has notified the company that he has accepted a position at another company and plans to resign from his role, effective Oct. 17. Spencer Stuart recruited Mr. Greben into the


BoardWalk Consulting Seeks Executive Director for Soccer in the Streets

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been enlisted to find the next executive director for Soccer in the Streets (SITS), an Atlanta-based non-profit that empowers underserved youth through soccer, character development, mentoring, and employability programs. Leading the assignment are John Sparrow, senior director, and Lysondra Somerville, senior research associate. “As it looks toward the future, SITS seeks


Korn Ferry Announces Board Changes

Korn Ferry has elected Charles Harringtonv as a new member to its board of directors and appointed Jerry Leamon as a new non-executive chair. Christina Gold, who has served on the firm’s board since 2014, and most recently as the non-executive chair since 2019, has retired from the board. In addition, George Shaheen retired from the


Global Employment Outlook for Q4 Remains Strong Despite Macro Jitters

The global labor market remains strong with steady hiring expected for the remainder of 2022, according to the Q4 ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey of 40,700 employers. Used internationally as a bellwether of economic and labor market trends, the net employment outlook – calculated by subtracting the percentage of employers who anticipated reductions to staffing levels from

DHR Global Seeks Chief Zoological Officer for Woodland Park Zoo

DHR Global has been enlisted to find a chief zoological officer (CZO) for the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. The assignment is being led by James Abruzzo, managing partner, global non-profit practice, and Michele Baird Counter, principal. The chief zoological officer reports directly to the zoo’s president and CEO and serves many of the classical functions


Steven John & Associates Retained by Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities to Find New Leader

Executive search firm Steven John & Associates has been chosen by the Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities (CID) in San Mateo, CA to find a new executive director. Steve John and Jason Snyder are leading the assignment. The executive director acts as the CEO of the organization and is responsible for the overall management and direction of


RMN Electi Recruits Chief Product Officer for Northwoods

Today’s chief product officer is responsible for all product-related matters, and the role is growing in demand, according to executive recruiters who place them. The position typically includes product conception and development, production, innovation, and project and product management. In many IT/ telecommunications companies, the position includes release management and production. Chief product officers generally work on


Newman Group Search Launches Interim Workforce Division  

Sanford Rose Associates – Newman Group Search has launched a new interim workforce division and named Brigid Sciaccotta as its practice leader. “The newly created interim workforce department and leadership role are the firm’s response to escalating demand for interim talent in the insurance arena,” said Peg Newman, partner. She cites economic forces such as the pandemic, “The


Hiring Operators as Early Stage Investors — 5 Key Characteristics for Success

In the start-up world, seasoned operators have experienced product launches, growth cycles, fund-raises, and human capital challenges. They’ve achieved huge successes and endured great failures. Operators know firsthand how to build the ideal infrastructure for sustainable scaling and long-term growth, according to a new report from SPMB’s Emily Wallach. “Historically, venture capital firms brought in


Heidrick & Struggles Recruits CEO for LiqTech International

Executive search, leadership consulting, and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has recruited Fei Chen as the new chief executive officer of LiqTech International, a clean technology company that manufactures and markets highly specialized filtration technologies. Ms. Chen, who will start on or before Nov. 1, will also be a member of LiqTech’s board of directors.


Development Guild DDI Tapped to Find President for The Doe Fund

Non-profit specialist recruitment firm Development Guild DDI has been enlisted to find the next president of The Doe Fund (TDF), which helps homeless and formerly incarcerated men rebuild their lives. Kieran McTague, senior vice president and director, New York, is leading the assignment. The opening at the prominent New York City charity follows the death of founder


Harris Search Associates Recruits Dean for Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Dublin, OH-based executive recruitment firm Harris Search Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Monica G. Ferrini as dean of the College of Science and Health (COSH) at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) in Los Angeles. “I look forward to the flourishing of COSH under Dr. Ferrini’s leadership,” said Sylvia Manning, interim provost and


Kingsley Gate Partners Names Chief Digital Officer

Private equity-backed Kingsley Gate Partners has named Saurabh Gupta as chief digital officer. Based in Boston, he will be responsible for defining the strategy and technical vision of the firm. “Saurabh has proved himself to be both a visionary and builder of cutting-edge HRIS systems to benefit clients, candidates, and firm members,” said Umesh Ramakrishnan, CEO of


The CEO’s Role in Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is on a lot of people’s minds, and many chief executive officers are struggling to figure out where they fit within this. The CEO’s responsibility is to serve as the heartbeat of an organization, driving culture from the top down, owning and meeting key business objectives, and influencing internal and external stakeholders to


The Christopher Group Seeks Chief People Officer for Vervent

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. And while CHROs play a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce, the chief people officer typically goes beyond overseeing its people policies. The focus instead is on building talent as a key competitive advantage, with more emphasis on


WittKieffer Places Chief Diversity Officer at Gettysburg College

After a national search, Oak Brook, IL-based search firm WittKieffer has placed Eloísa Gordon-Mora as the new chief diversity officer of Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. Christine Pendleton, senior associate, and Randi Miller, associate, led the assignment. Dr. Gordon-Mora serves as a member of Gettysburg’s president’s council and is charged with advancing the school’s diversity, equity,


ZRG Partners Opens Office in Munich

ZRG Partners has opened a new office in Munich and named Ralph von Pallandt as managing director to spearhead a new location. He also furthers the firm’s reach into Germany and Europe. “With his great success as a CHRO across multiple countries for General Motors and SVP for Allianz in Europe and the U.S., Ralph


Daversa Partners Expands Senior Leadership Team

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has named Lindsay Keith as the firm’s newest partner adding nearly a decade of search experience to this senior leadership team. “Lindsay is one of those unique leaders with the ability to compel and encourage her team to take risks while simultaneously fostering a


Midst Inflation Pressures and Recession Fears, Data Reveals What Skills Will Drive Growth and Mitigate Risk 

Companies today are facing a business landscape that offers significant opportunities for growth and innovation fueled by drastic changes in consumer demand, rapid technological advancement, and the widespread adoption of hybrid work. Yet new concerns have emerged— from the extraordinarily tight labor market to rapidly rising inflation to geopolitical tensions that stress not only supply


Five Tips to Help You Help Your Recruiter to Land Your Next Role

You just know the executive search recruiter you connected with is going to help you land your next job! He already has three roles he thought you’d be perfect for. Now, you just need to wait anxiously for the phone call to get the ball rolling, right? But, after hours, days, or maybe weeks of


Vetted Solutions Seeks CEO for American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

The American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) has retained Washington, D.C.- based Vetted Solutions to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The new CEO will replace a retiring executive and implement the organization’s strategic and annual operating plans. The individual will be expected to oversee all of ASCPT’s programs and services, including


Herbert Mines Associates Appoints CEO

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has named president Brenda Malloy as CEO, effective at the start of 2023. Current chairman and CEO Hal Reiter will remain as chairman. In her new role, Ms. Malloy will be responsible for the strategic growth of the firm. Ms. Malloy is only the third

Essential Leadership Skills For A “Work Anywhere Anytime” World  

COVID has changed the workplace forever. While working remotely began as a virus-driven imperative, its success has made it an option in most corporate structures. The hybrid/remote model is here to stay, and new leadership skills are needed to succeed in this “work anywhere anytime” world, says a recent report from IMSA Search. Today’s leaders

Widening Gap Develops in Hybrid Work Arrangements 

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered corporate business structures and changed company culture forever. As we were all thrust into a remote working environment, we learned how to adapt our working styles and means of communication to remain productive. Shutdown orders leveled the playing field across many levels of employment, leaving many employees working from home.

De Forest Search Recruits Marketing Leader for National Marine Manufacturers Association

Manhattan Beach, CA-based De Forest Search recently placed Kevin Williams as vice president of North American marketing at National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). “We have been so happy with the team, the process and the quality candidates from De Forest Search,” said Kate Plush, vice president of HR at National Marine Manufacturers Association. “They are so conscientious about keeping us up

CarterBaldwin Tapped by Southside Electric Cooperative to Find New CEO

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has been enlisted to find a chief executive officer for Southside Electric Cooperative. Current president and CEO Jeff Edwards has announced his retirement, effective July 2022, closing a 37-year career at electric cooperatives. Partner Chris Guiney and consultant Elizabeth Rushing are leading the assignment. The new CEO will assume leadership of a foundationally

SmartRecruiters Appoints Chief People Officer

SmartRecruiters has named Lisa Sterling as chief people officer. “Hiring success is business success, with our commitment to helping people find the jobs they love and making hiring easier, Lisa will be paramount in leading the effort to ensure that SmartRecruiters continues to change lives all over the world,” said Jerome Ternynck, founder and CEO of

Norman Broadbent Group Names Managing Director

Norman Broadbent Group, a London-based executive recruitment and advisory firm, has appointed Sean Buchan as its new group managing director, reporting to CEO Kevin Davidson. The firm said Mr. Buchan will be responsible for operational leadership, driving performance and profitability improvements across the business, as well as continuing to generate revenues. He will also lead the Norman Broadbent’s sustainable growth agenda.

What’s Different About Hiring Leaders Today

Historically, priorities for hiring senior leadership were strongly focused on an individual’s technical (hard) skills, as well as focusing on candidates with direct industry and functional experience. This formula proved to be successful for many executive hires, but certainly not all. “Under these requirements, we saw too many losses, and sponsors and search firms were

Herbert Mines Associates Recruits Chief Merchandising Officer for BJ’s Wholesale Club 

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates recently assisted in the recruitment of Rachael Vegas as chief merchandising officer for BJ’s Wholesale Club. She will be responsible for the strategic leadership of the company’s merchandising and assortment planning and allocation functions, and will report to Paul Cichocki, executive vice president and chief commercial officer. “We

University of Toledo Taps Collegiate Sports Associates to Find Athletic Director 

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Raleigh, NC-based Collegiate Sports Associates (CSA), which specializes in athletic director and head coach hirings, has been called in by the University of Toledo to find its next athletic director. Retiring AD Mike O’Brien will serve in his post until his last day April 30, 2022. During

ShiftMed Raises $45 Million in Funding

More recruiting technology firms have announced funding rounds this past week, including ShiftMed, one of the largest workforce management platforms in healthcare with over 60,000 credentialed healthcare professionals, has raised $45 million led by investors, Panoramic Ventures and Heathworx (the innovation and investment arm of CareFirst Holdings, LLC). Existing investors Blue Heron Capital, Motley Fool

The International Executive Search Federation Names President

The International Executive Search Federation (IESF) has appointed Gertjan van de Groep of IESF The Netherlands (Van de Groep & Olsthoorn Executive Search) as its new president. He takes over from Victor Carulla from IESF Spain (Headway Executive Search) who is stepping down after completing three years as president. Mr.  van de Groep has been a partner of IESF since

Strategies for Diversity Talent Acquisition Planning

Many organizations now realize how critical diversity is to high performance and various data points to companies being more success when they adopt more inclusive hiring strategies. However, the realization that it is beneficial does not mean that it will become a reality overnight. According to a new report from ExecSearches, time is a critical

Korn Ferry Assists UAB in the Recruitment of New CHRO

Following a nationwide search, Korn Ferry has assisted in the placement of Janet L. May as the next chief human resources officer (CHRO) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She will begin work full time at UAB on Nov. 1, succeeding Alesia Jones, who announced her intent to retire in February after 27 years at UAB —

Waverly Partners Assists the City of Dayton in the Recruitment of New Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious, and adaptable, report recruiters, with the capacity to deal with

Focus Search Partners Acquires Southerland Group

Executive search firm Focus Search Partners, a Vaco company, has acquired Dallas-based Southerland Group, complementing its existing expertise across the healthcare industry. Southerland Group is a nationally recognized retained executive search firm with specialization in complex integrated delivery systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, children’s hospitals and payer organizations. Under the agreement, Southerland Group’s founder Keith Southerland

IIC Partners Elects Global Chair and Board Members

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has elected Charlotte Eblinger-Mitterlechner as global chair, and three new directors to its board. ‘In her role as chair, Charlotte will facilitate and develop IIC Partners initiatives to drive improved results for all members,” said Christine Hayward, executive director of IIC Partners. “We are fortunate to have her leadership, and to

Despite Jobless Claims Dropping to New Low, Companies Still Having a Hard Time Finding Talent

The Labor Department reported that 281,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, a decrease of 10,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 290,000 to 291,000. The four-week moving average was 299,250, a decrease

Leathwaite Expands in New York

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has expanded with the addition of Gus de Camargo to its New York team. He will be responsible for leading and expanding the firm’s technology offering in North America, driving revenue and helping deliver talent to corporate functions. “We are extremely excited to welcome Gus to our team,” said Andrew Wallace, managing

Majority of Workers Now Favor Hybrid Work Model

Fifty-three percent of workers globally want a hybrid working model where more than half of their work time is remote, according to a new study from Toronto-based LHH (formerly LHH Knightsbridge) and The Adecco Group. The firms just released “Resetting Normal: Defining the New Era of Work” study probed workers’ attitudes about remote vs. in-person

Krauthamer & Associates Selected by Trinity Metro to Find New CEO

Over the past year, a growing number of transportation companies have enlisted recruiting firms to help them find senior talent. Executive search firm Krauthamer & Associates was recently called in by Trinity Metro to assist in its search for a new president and CEO. Bob Baulsir, who has served as president and CEO of Trinity

Massey Henry Expands Search Staff

Toronto-based executive search firm Massey Henry has expansion with the addition of Elaine Lajeunesse as partner and head of the leadership practice, and Clio Straram who joins the firm’s advisory board. “Massey Henry was founded on the strong belief that female and underrepresented voices need to be amplified to drive meaningful change at the executive level,”

Hedge Funds Fall Short in Diversity Efforts

It goes without saying that diversity, equity, and inclusion have moved to the forefront of hiring and recruiting among all sectors. Leaders across every industry have advocated to support this public movement including an increased focus in financial services, the sector with arguably the most significant inequality represented. Despite this, financial services companies, and particularly

WittKieffer Seeking Chief Diversity Officer for Brandeis University 

Oak Brook, IL-based search firm WittKieffer has been enlisted to find a chief diversity officer/ vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion for Brandeis University. Leading the assignment are principal Charlene L. Aguilar and consultant Shelley Arakawa. “Brandeis seeks a leader who, in consultation with the entire campus community, can build upon current diversity and

Egon Zehnder Tapped by Intelsat to Find New CEO 

Intelsat SA has announced that its CEO, Stephen Spengler, will retire from the position after the satellite network operator emerges from its financial restructuring process. The company has tapped executive recruiters Egon Zehnder to lead the search process for a new chief executive. “We are nearing the conclusion of our restructuring with enhanced financial strength and are

Bespoke Partners Adds Software and Tech Partner 

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has expanded with the addition of Tess Fischer as a partner. “Tess is a proven search leader with an outstanding track record and exceptional industry knowledge that will be a major benefit to our clients as they enhance their leadership teams,” said Kristie Nova, CEO of Bespoke Partners. “Her expertise

Vanderbloemen Search Group Adds Marketing & Business Development Leader

Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has expanded with the addition of Michael Buckingham as vice president of marketing and business development. “I am excited by the leadership Michael will bring to our story,” said William Vanderbloemen, founder and CEO. “For over a decade, we have helped Christian organizations of all

Heidrick & Struggles Posts Record Revenue Gain

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles (NASDAQ:HSII) has posted third quarter revenues of $263.8 million, an increase of 83.8 percent from the same period last year. Net revenue growth was driven by all regions in executive search, and by Heidrick Consulting, and On-Demand Talent. Net revenue increased 86.2 percent in the Americas (85.6 percent

Hiring Top Talent In Unprecedented Times

What are the key value-drivers for operating executives when both exit values and resignation rates are at all-time highs? In a record-breaking year, there are heightened variables to consider: Exit values are through the roof, and human capital is rising as talent is increasingly empowered to dictate how and where they work. CEOs, especially those

Preng & Associates Fills Top Posts for GoGreen Investments Corp. 

Houston, TX-based executive search firm Preng & Associates recently assisted in the recruitment of Daniel J. Foley and Vikas Anand as the new chief technology officer and chief development officer, respectively, at GoGreen Investments Corp. Consultant Mark Ciolek led the assignment. Mr. Foley has more than 30 years clean-tech experience in financial, technical and regulatory challenges of bringing green

The 360 Group Recruits New Leader for Levi Strauss Foundation

The 360 Group, an executive search firm which serves mission-driven organizations, recently assisted in the placement of Fatima Angeles as executive director of the Levi Strauss Foundation in San Francisco. “Fatima is a philanthropic leader who has deep experience developing and implementing grantmaking programs focused on worker health, environmental justice and youth development,” said Seth

SpenglerFox Integrates Ezekia CRM Software

Global executive search and human capital solutions provider SpenglerFox has entered into an agreement with Ezekia to adopt its CRM software platform across its office network. “As we prepare for significant business growth over the next few years, we needed a modern CRM system which will support us throughout this journey,” said Jens Friedrich, CEO of

Quick Leonard Kieffer Recruits CFO for Cook County Health

Quick Leonard Kieffer has placed Pamela Cassara as chief financial officer of Cook County Health in Chicago. Adrienne White-Faines, Bill Foley, and Joe Johnston led the nationwide search, which included a large pool of candidates. Ms. Cassara comes to Cook County Health from Franciscan Alliance, where she served as chief financial officer. In this capacity, she helped standardize and consolidate financial functions for

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