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Cejka Leading CEO Search for Valley-Wide Health Systems

Cejka Executive Search has been retained to find a new president and chief executive officer for Valley-Wide Health Systems, a community-based healthcare provider in Alamosa, CO. The search is being led by Mark Madden, executive vice president and managing principal. Valley-Wide wants a visionary leader who will provide overall oversight and management of the private

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Ward Howell Adds Partner to Establish Hospitality Practice

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has appointed Stuart K. Smith as partner in its hospitality & travel practice. He will provide services to leaders of the hotel, restaurant and gaming industries. Based in the firm’s New York office, Mr. Smith joins Ward Howell with more than 20 years of business and leadership experience, having worked extensively throughout

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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.

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Lucas Group Appoints Chief People Officer

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies the chief human resource officer plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus, instead, is on building talent

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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?

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TRANSEARCH Opens New Office in Indonesia

TRANSEARCH International has strengthened its presence in Asia Pacific by opening a new office in Indonesia, adding Davehunt International, a boutique human capital consultancy firm, to its fold. Davehunt specializes in quality senior-level executive search, training, consulting, assessment, coaching and outsourcing. The team in Jakarta is headed by chief executive officer David Wongso and senior consultant

Trends

How to Groom a Global Executive

If a company wants to be a serious competitor in the global marketplace, it is likely that its qualified employees will be trained and developed for an international assignment. There are protocols for leading multinational teams, forming strategic relationships, managing customers and suppliers and delivering service outside the U.S. Many organizations, however, have admittedly failed

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ChampionScott Partners Places CEO at Wireless Registry

ChampionScott Partners, which specializes in senior-level appointments for technology and technology-enabled companies, recently placed Cameron Meierhoefer as the new CEO of Wireless Registry, a provider of identity solutions and intelligence for the Internet of Things. Founding partner and CEO Geoff Champion led the assignment along with principal Stephanie McGurie. Mr. Cameron has over 20 years of technology

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Parker Executive Search Seeks Air Force Academy Athletic Director

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has been selected by the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs to lead its search for a new athletic director. Jim Knowlton stepped down from his role this spring to take over as director of athletics at the University

M&A

JURISolutions Acquires Link Legal Search Group

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. JURISolutions Inc. (JSL), a legal services firm, has acquired Link Legal Search Group, a Dallas-based legal executive search firm, as a strategic piece of the new full-service executive search division of JSL. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Link Legal Search Group, which

Launches

Signium U.K. Adopts Not Actively Looking Recruitment Management Platform

Signium U.K., global search consortium Signium’s U.K. business unit, has adopted a new search system from Not Actively Looking, which will now act as the primary platform for managing all of the search firm’s business. Alastair Paton, managing partner of Signium U.K. and chair of the global board of Signium, said that the firm had carefully

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Why Finding Diverse Talent Remains a Challenge

Companies recognize the advantages and benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce, but struggle to tap adequate sources of talent. Sixty-three percent of senior executives say diversity and inclusion is either very important or extremely important, yet this same majority report that their workforces have average or below average diversity representation, according to a survey

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CohenTaylor Finds CEO for the Minnesota Multi Housing Association

Minneapolis-headquartered CohenTaylor Executive Search has placed Nichol Beckstrand as the new president and CEO of the Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MMHA). Mary Rippe, who led the organization for 25 years, has retired. Ms. Beckstrand beat out three other finalists for the position. “Nichol’s energy and track record of leadership, knowledge of the dynamically changing rental housing market provides Minnesota

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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks CFO for London-Based Healthcare System NHS

Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected to find a new chief financial officer for the NHS, the national healthcare system in the U.K. Suzanne Bose-Mallick is the consultant charged with leading the search. A newly-created role, NHS’ CFO will be accountable for developing financial strategies and related resource allocations which ensure that NHS providers, commissioners and local

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N2Growth Adds New Global Practice Chair for Board and CEO Services

N2Growth, a King of Prussia, PA-based management consulting and executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of Thomas Brattle Gannett as global practice chairman of board and CEO services. Mr. Gannett is a results-oriented executive and board candidate with more than 20 years experience in strategic, operational and fiscal leadership, said the firm. He has

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Direct Recruiters Adds Two Team Members

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has announced two additions to its team. Logan Payton is the new director of the firm’s HR solutions group and Shawna Rosner is director of the legal solutions group. Ms. Payton brings over 10 years of HR experience to her new role, and deep understanding of the function. Previously,

Trends

Help Wanted: Well-Rounded C-Suite Business Leaders

Leaders who bring both specific technical expertise and general strategic business acumen to the table are in short supply in our current economic environment, according to David Clapp, managing partner of search firm CarterBaldwin. In a recent report that he authored, Mr. Clapp found that smart organizations are looking for and hiring well-rounded business leaders

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Slone Partners Find New CMO for Sera Prognostics

Executive search firm Slone Partners has recruited Garrett K. Lam as the new chief medical officer for Sera Prognostics in Salt Lake City, UT. “Slone Partners worked closely with Sera as we conducted this important search,” said Greg Critchfield, chairman and chief executive officer of Sera. “They paved the way for great conversations between candidates and the entire Sera leadership team. Slone

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Wikimedia Foundation Retains Bridge Partners to Find Talent and Culture Chief

Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects, has tapped Bridge Partners to find a chief of talent and culture. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke is leading the search along with partner Janet Albert. “This is one of the highlights of 2018 both for me and my

Launches

Apotheker Search & Advisory Opens Doors

An array of new recruiting firms have launched around the world this year. The latest: Apotheker Search & Advisory, an executive search and advisory firm specializing in the life sciences industry, recently opened for business in New York City. Suzana Farah Rahman serves as the firm’s managing director. Apotheker’s  primary fields of focus include but are

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Meridian Partners International Adds Member Firms in Argentina and Brazil

Meridian Partners International has added executive recruiters in Argentina and Brazil as its newest members. Buenos Aires-based South Star Human Capital Solutions will represent the network for Spanish speaking countries in South America. São Paulo-based Reciprhocal Management Consulting, and its sister company, Profile Executive Search and Assessment, will represent serve Meridian for the Brazilian market.

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Competition for Talent Causing Major Shifts in Corporate Strategy

As unemployment remains at record lows, a new study by global RPO provider Cielo finds that competition for talent is causing major shifts in corporate strategy. As a result, business function leaders are having significant disagreements about their companies’ approaches to finding, recruiting, interviewing and hiring new employees. Nearly 70 percent of business leaders surveyed

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DHR Recruits Chief Development and Marketing Officer for U.S. Humane Society

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has recruited John Vranas as the new chief development and marketing officer for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Partners Debbie Graf and Kara Teising led the search. “John brings the total package to a critical role like this one,” said Ms. Teising. “It’s very difficult to find a leader with a skill-set

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Heidrick & Struggles Seeks CEO for Jacksonville Public Utility

Heidrick & Struggles has been selected to find a new chief executive officer for JEA, the city of Jacksonville, FL’s public electric, sewer and water utility. The job opened up earlier this year when Paul McElroy, who had been CEO for six years, unexpectedly stepped down. Nine candidates are under consideration for the position, according

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ZipRecruiter Lands $156 Million in Funding

Jobs website ZipRecruiter has just lined up $156 million in investment capital. The company said the series B financing will be used to accelerate its growth and further develop its artificial intelligence-powered matching technology and mobile apps. Wellington Management Co. and returning investor IVP co-led the investment, which included participation by other existing investors. ZipRecruiter’s

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Vanderbloemen Names COO

Houston-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has appointed Sutton Turner as its chief operating officer. He brings a combined 23 years of business and ministry experience to his role. “We have been fortunate to have seen many years of repeated and robust growth, and our work is at an unprecedented size and scope,”

Trends

Employers Continue Adding Jobs, But Middle-Wage Opportunities Stagger

A new study from CareerBuilder points to a continued hollowing effect in the labor market where high-wage and low-wage job growth is eclipsing middle-wage job growth by a significant margin. Based on extensive analysis of historical and current labor market trends, the U.S. is expected to add 8.3 million jobs (5.08 percent growth) from 2018

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Gold Hill Associates Seeks New Leader for Temple College

Community college executive search firm Gold Hill Associates has been selected to find the next president for Temple College in central Texas. Search consultant Dennis Michaelis is leading the assignment. The Temple College board of trustees was unanimous in choosing the Jackson, MS-based firm. “Gold Hill has experience and an extensive network in Texas and

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Battalia Winston Finds Chief Sales Officer for Clean Harbors

Finding qualified C-suite sales executives continues to be an issue for companies. According to the ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage Report, sales positions have been some of the most difficult to fill in recent years. And it has not been an attractive role to new generations of workers. New York City-headquartered executive search firm Battalia Winston recently recruited Robby Speights

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Koya Strengthens Staff with Diversity Pioneer

Non-profit search specialist Koya Leadership Partners has expanded with the addition of Maureen Alphonse-Charles as managing director. Based in Boston, Ms. Alphonse-Charles is expected to help strengthen the firm’s work across non-profits and mission-driven organizations, building a bridge between non-profits, the corporate sector, and corporate boards. She sits on the boards of Boston University, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston

Marlin Hawk Winning Strategy Finding Transformational Leaders

Marlin Hawk Builds Winning Strategy on Finding Transformational Leaders

Six years ago, London-based Marlin Hawk sent Mark Oppenheimer, then just 27, to New York to establish an across-the-pond outpost for the enterprising leadership advisory firm. He had four years of experience as a researcher and the faith and support of his bosses back home. But when he stepped off the plane in America, Mr.

DRG Executive Search Seeks Development Officer for Shatterproof

DRG Executive Search Seeks Development Officer for Shatterproof

DRG Executive Search has been retained by Shatterproof, an addiction prevention non-profit, to lead its search for a new chief development officer (CDO). DRG managing partner David Hinsley Cheng is leading the search along with senior consultant Carmel Napolitano. Reporting to the CEO, the CDO is a newly created role charged with developing and executing Shatterproof’s

Sterling Martin Associates Places New Leaders at Denver-Based Non-Profits

The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms have

Lucas Group Managing Director Legal Practice Carolyn Aberman

Lucas Group Names Managing Director of Legal Practice

Executive search firm Lucas Group has strengthened its Chicago-based legal practice with the addition of Carolyn Aberman as its new managing partner for legal recruitment. “With two decades of combined experience as a practicing lawyer and successful legal recruiter, Carolyn Aberman has a deep understanding of Chicago’s legal marketplace,” said Steven Lynch, GM legal at Lucas Group. “Aberman’s

Alexander Hughes Evan Tolstoj Hansen head Nordic region Nicolas Musy managing partner Greater China

Alexander Hughes Names New Leaders in Nordic and Greater China Regions

Paris-headquartered search firm Alexander Hughes has named Evan Tolstoj Hansen as head of the Nordic region and Nicolas Musy as managing partner for Greater China. With the strong and still growing economy in Northern Europe and in particular in the Nordic countries, the demand for top-level talent acquisition is strong and growing. To meet these

Hiring Executives to Increase Investment in Diversity Programs

 New efforts toward improving diversity are on their way over the coming year, according to a new report by Glassdoor. One in three (35 percent) hiring decision-makers expect to increase investment in diversity and inclusion and only three percent expect it to decrease. The remainder said they have no plans to change. The report, which

Kittleman & Associates Leading CEO Search for National Basketball Retired Players Association

Chicago-based executive search firm Kittleman & Associates has been retained by the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) to find a new CEO. Principal Megan Lewis is leading the assignment for Kittleman. The organization is seeking a proven leader with a career in a similarly sized or larger national association who can help chart a path forward with

ADK Consulting & Executive Search Seeks New Leader for Louisville International Airport

ADK Consulting & Executive Search has been retained by Louisville International Airport to lead its search for a new executive director. The executive director serves as the top aviation/airport executive in the airport system. The incumbent directs the overall management of the airport system, typically including its capital, real property, human resources and other assets, according to

Lancor New York Office Leader Scott Estill

Lancor Names New York Office Leader

Executive search firm Lancor has added veteran recruiter Scott M. Estill to manage its New York City office and lead its global advisory practice. Mr. Estill, who retains the title of partner, will play a key role in the firm’s well-established private equity-focused recruiting practice while building Lancor’s new advisory business. He will also co-lead the North

AIMS International added Excellia Capital Humain Tunisia

AIMS International Adds New Member Firm in Africa

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. AIMS International recently added Excellia Capital Humain in Tunisia, Africa as its newest

Generation Z Will Impact Future Workforce

How Generation Z Will Impact the Future Workforce

Generation Z. It is the first generation to know only a digital world. Its members grew up playing on their parents’ mobile devices, and many had their own smartphone as early as elementary school. Millennials might have been the youngest generation to navigate their way through mobile technology, but those from Gen Z have come

Caldwell Partners Posts Flat Revenue Growth

Caldwell Partners International has posted fourth quarter revenues of $15.8 million (Canadian), up .5 percent. Full year revenues fell 1.6 percent, from $58.7 million to $57.8 million. The search firm had a slightly lower average number of partners at 37.5 compared to 38 in the prior year. And a lower average fee per assignment was partially

Lois L. Lindauer Searches Major Gifts Officer ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts

Lois L. Lindauer Searches Seeking Major Gifts Officer for ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Massachusetts has retained Boston-based recruitment firm Lois L. Lindauer Searches to spearhead its hunt for a new major gifts officer. Vice president Maureen Huminik is leading the assignment. This is an opportunity for a seasoned development professional to join a highly-respected organization in which development plays a critical role. Lois

The Nicoll Curtin Group Acquires BeecherMadden

The Nicoll Curtin Group Acquires BeecherMadden

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. Just recently, fintech and change recruitment agency The Nicoll Curtin Group acquired cybersecurity recruitment firm BeecherMadden. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BeecherMadden focuses on executive level searches for the corporate governance, resilience and security, and digital and niche technology markets. Founded by CEO

Pedersen & Partners Simon Mansfield Global Head of Defense Recruiting Practice

Pedersen & Partners Names Global Head of Defense Recruiting Practice

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has expanded with the addition of Simon Mansfield to its London team as a client partner within its industrial practice and global head of its defense search practice. Mr. Mansfield has decades of in-depth expertise in the developing and emerging markets, recruiting board members for global firms. After a career in international

CEO Important Role Succession Planning

The CEO’s Important Role in Succession Planning

At the most basic level, the CEO’s role is straightforward: driving management succession at senior levels, including the early identification of any inside CEO contenders, ensuring that the organization is developing succession-ready executives for all senior roles, and serving in an of-counsel role to the board on CEO succession, according to search firm Spencer Stuart.

KRW Associates Police Chief Breckenridge

KRW Associates Leads Police Chief Search for Breckenridge

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation, facing an array of challenges that range from changing 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, with the capacity to deal with significant scale, complexity

Parker Executive Search Seeking New Athletic Director for Northeastern University

Athletic directors are playing an increasingly vital role at colleges and universities across the country. With the expansion of athletic departments and, for the larger schools, the infusion of big dollars for sports, more schools have turned to search firms when such positions become open. Too much is at stake, they feel, to go it

McDermott & Bull Stu Leibach New York City

McDermott & Bull Opens Office in New York City

Executive search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded into New York City. Stu Leibach, principal consultant and industry specialist within the firm’s retail practice, will be based out of the new location. He will continue to partner with clients regionally and nationally. “Now more than ever, identifying the right executive talent is critical to success in the

Korn Ferry Carlos Martins President

Korn Ferry Names President of Hay Group, South America

Korn Ferry has named Carlos Martins as president of Hay Group, South America. He will be based in São Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Martins joins Korn Ferry from global consulting firm Ernst & Young, where he led its people advisory services practice for South America and was also a member of the Brazil executive committee. In

Executives Rank Talent Management Among Top Priorities

To stay competitive in today’s ever-changing business environment, C-level executives agree that finding and retaining the right talent is essential. But how to do that effectively remains a challenge, according to “The Change Agents,” a joint custom research study by Dow Jones Customer Intelligence and the HR Certification Institute, an organization that certifies HR professionals

SearchWide Tapped By USA Archery to Find Next CEO

After a shootout that involved 11 executive recruitment firms, USA Archery in Colorado Springs has selected SearchWide to help find its new chief executive officer. Last month, past CEO Denise Parker accepted a position at the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Archery’s former board chair and current marketing director Rod Menzer was named interim CEO.

Coulter Partners Cambridge Epigenetix Hayden Jeffreys COO Joanne Mason VP

Coulter Partners Completes Searches for Cambridge Epigenetix

Executive search firm Coulter Partners recently helped Cambridge Epigenetix (CEGX), a pioneer in the development and application of epigenetic technologies, to secure the appointment of two diagnostic experts. Hayden Jeffreys joins the company as chief operating officer and Dr. Joanne Mason becomes vice president of biomarker discovery. The appointments are designed to further strengthen CEGX’s in-house expertise

ON Partners Jeff Hocking San Francisco

ON Partners Expands San Francisco Office

Executive search firm ON Partners has bolstered its San Francisco operations with the appointment of Jeff Hocking as partner. An experienced consultant, Mr. Hocking identifies board members, chief executive officers and other senior-level talent across functions for technology companies and private equity firms. He joins the firm from Korn Ferry, where he was regional market leader for

Caldwell Partners Alex Alcott Financial Services London

Caldwell Partners Strengthens its Financial Services Practice in London

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has expanded with the addition of Alex Alcott as a partner in its financial services practice in London. Mr. Alcott’s appointment furthers Caldwell’s expansion strategy across Europe. Based in the London office, he joins Matthew Andrews, managing director of Caldwell’s European operations, and Lucy Antrobus, a partner and search consultant in the engineering, construction, and infrastructure space. With

Recruiters Beware: Treat Candidates Better or Risk Steering Them Away as Future Employees and Customers

Three quarters of those surveyed recently said it is unlikely they would accept a job offer if they were treated poorly during the recruiting experience, even if they felt the role was a good fit, according to a new report by Korn Ferry. But look at this: more than half (56 percent) said it is

Buffkin / Baker Leading Chief Communications Officer Search for MSG

Executive search firm Buffkin / Baker has been retained by Madison Square Garden Co. (MSG) to lead the search for its new executive vice president and chief communications officer (CCO). Partner Warren Wasp is spearheading the search along with associate Rachel Jonkers. The CCO is responsible for all public relations, corporate communications, financial communications, proactive publicity activities and

Witt/Kieffer Seeking Diversity Officers for Pratt Institute and West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Chief diversity officers are now considered part of most every competitive organization’s senior management team, and operations of all kinds are lining up to bring these highly sought after leaders on board. Search firms have become increasingly well equipped and well-networked throughout the space. One sector that has seen growing demand for top drawer diversity

Nolan Partners Adds Graham Boone Los Angeles

Nolan Partners Adds Former Sports Agent in LA

Executive search firm Nolan Partners has expanded its U.S. operations with the addition of former sports agent Graham Boone as an associate in Los Angeles. “Graham’s expertise in basketball operations, advanced scouting and player analytics, along with his reputation among NBA general managers, is of great complement to our growing North American practice,” said Paul Nolan, the

AltoPartners Adds Member Plongê  São Paulo

AltoPartners Adds New Member Firm in São Paulo

AltoPartners, an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added São Paulo, Brazil-based executive recruiters Plongê gente e gestão as its newest member firm. Plongê, founded by Alda Araújo, Ana Luiza Loureiro and Renata Fabrini, is a consultancy firm focused on people strategy. Plongê has a clear purpose grounded in four core values:

Why Business Leaders Haven’t Come Around to Employee Engagement

Employee engagement has been identified as one of the leading challenges facing management today, but business leaders have been slow to respond, according to a survey by Cornerstone International Group. The 11th annual “Global Business Survey” indicates that 65 percent of respondents believe their employees are engaged in their work. Only 18 percent of those leaders,

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