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Having a COVID-19 Contingency Leadership Plan is Essential

It started with at a conference in Zurich, where the company’s top sales executive felt a dry cough coming on. He took a red-eye flight to New York, and since he didn’t feel that badly, went straight to work to have a long-awaited sit-down with the company’s CEO. The next day, the feeling-fine CEO took


Boyden Expands in Hong Kong, China and Singapore

Boyden has added executive search and leadership advisory firm Stones International to the organization expanding the firm’s presence in Hong Kong, China and Singapore. The new 17-member team includes 12 partners and principals with expertise that aligns with Boyden’s global practices in financial services, consumer and retail, industrial, technology, professional services and healthcare and life sciences, further ramping up the firm’s regional leadership

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ZRG Names Professional and Technology Services Practice Leader

ZRG Partners has appointed former Ernst and Young and Accenture executive John Weisel as global leader of its professional and technology services practice. “John Weisel brings amazing knowledge and experiences in professional services management and a network of global contacts that will be incredibly valuable as we continue to accelerate the growth of ZRG,” said Larry Hartmann,

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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?


Brooke Chase Associates Recruits HR Leader for Wellborn Cabinet

Joseph McElmeel, chairman and CEO of Sarasota, FL-based executive recruiter Brooke Chase Associates, has announced that his firm helped place Lisa Mahon as director of human resources for Wellborn Cabinet in Ashland, AL. Richard Mohrman led the assignment. With extensive experience in human resource management, Ms. Mahon most recently held the position of senior human resources


2020 a Turbulent Year for U.K. Private Equity 

Much of the talk among U.K.-based PE investors in recent years has concerned the Brexit related risks of potential investments, the sky-high valuations being sought by vendors, and the highly fertile fundraising environment which has led to record levels of dry powder and the most competitive capital deployment market that most can recall. According to


Americans Continue to File Unemployment Claims as Recovery Challenges Mount

The Labor Department reported this morning that 712,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting 775,000. This was the sixth straight week that claims fell below 800,000. More than 20.2 million Americans are currently claiming some form of unemployment insurance, and Thursday’s Labor Department


Isaacson, Miller Recruits Provost for Brandeis University

Isaacson, Miller has placed biochemist Carol A. Fierke, provost and executive vice president at Texas A&M University, as the next provost and executive vice president of Brandeis University. Dr. Fierke will begin her tenure on Jan. 1 Partners Katie Rockman and Peter Lange led the assignment. Dr. Fierke will succeed Lisa M. Lynch, a world-renowned


Shelli Herman and Associates Recruits CEO for Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has assisted in the placement of Jon Forrest Dohlin as the new chief executive officer of Fresno Chaffee Zoo. He becomes the organization’s eighth leader and will succeed retiring CEO Scott Barton with the transition expected to take place in early 2021. The assignment was led Shelli Herman, president, and founder


Erevena Opens Office in Stockholm

London-based executive search firm Erevena has expanded in northern Europe with the opening of a new office in Stockholm, Sweden. Jonas Helgesson has joined as a partner to focus on growing the business in Northern Europe, in response to increasing demand from clients such as Peakon, Puzzel, Unomaly, Pipedrive and Nectarine Health. “We are delighted to welcome


R. William Funk & Associates Retained by Indiana University and Texas A&M to Find New Leaders

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has been enlisted to find new presidents for Indiana University (IU) and Texas A&M University. “We work meticulously to not do similar searches at the same time to avoid conflicts of interest,” said search firm president R. William Funk. “In this case,


Crist|Kolder Associates Retained by Foot Locker for CFO Search

According to recruiters, the pressure on chief financial officers during the pandemic has been significant: Rewriting corporate budgets seemingly daily; bargaining with banks over broken loan covenants; answering constant calls from investors and board directors; and, in extreme cases, figuring out how to make payroll. All while working with no colleagues around. New York-based specialty


20/20 Foresight Executive Search Appoints Washington, D.C. Office Leader

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Mike Jones as managing director to lead the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. “Since our founding in 1994, we have honed our industry knowledge, experience and expertise by working in real estate before recruiting for it,” said Bob Cavoto, founder and managing principal of 20/20 Foresight. “With the addition of Mike


SmartRecruiters Appoints Chief Diversity Officer

Competitive companies, organizations and government agencies know that diversity matters. Simply put, the demographics of the nation must mirror the workforce. Research shows that organizations that unleash the potential of diverse talent innovate faster and see better business results. According to executive recruiters, it starts by attracting proven talent with diverse perspectives, experiences and contributions,


Novare Executive Search Finds New CEO for Energiföretagen Sverige

Stockholm-headquartered Novare Executive Search has placed Åsa Pettersson as the new CEO of Energiföretagen Sverige, a member association for the Swedish energy industry. She will begin her new role by April 15. Pernilla Winnhed announced her resignation in June. Gunilla Andrée will continue as acting CEO until Ms. Pettersson joins Energiföretagen Sverige. “In recent months, we have


Hunt Scanlon Media Launches M&A Advisory Network for Recruiters

Make no mistake, these have been sobering days for executive recruiting firms around the globe. Most of them, regardless of size, location, or specialization were caught flat-footed by one of the most sweeping economic crises to ever hit the sector. As a result, the nation’s top search consultants have been resetting expectations throughout 2020 –


Koya Partners Recruits CEO for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Following a rigorous, national search in partnership with Koya Partners, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has named Artis Stevens, chief marketing officer of National 4-H Council, as its new president and CEO. He becomes the organization’s first black leader. Alison Ranney and Chartise Clark led the assignment. Mr. Stevens succeeds Pam Iorio, who announced early this year


Executive Recruiting in a Post-COVID-19 Era

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on every business sector, executive recruiting included, costing organizations billions of dollars in lost revenue. Goldman Sachs estimates that economic growth around the world will be zero in 2020 thanks to the virus. For the executive search industry, where recruiters are constantly traveling to have face-to-face meeting with


AGB Search Closing 2020 with Multiple Searches for Top Universities

A number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will provide high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization – not to mention a pandemic. One national recruiting outfit, Washington, D.C.-based AGB Search, has become a magnet


H.I. Executive Consulting Expands in New York

H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has expanded with the additions of Matt Schwartz as a partner and Randi Sperber as a consultant in New York. “We are absolutely thrilled to have Matt and Randi join our growing North America and global team,” said Tim Robson, global managing partner. “They are outstanding talents in their own right and they share


A Recruiter’s Tips for an Executive in Transition

Being on the hunt for a new job or career opportunity can seem overwhelming. Aspects of the process and many of the guidelines have changed. If you haven’t looked for a new job in some time, step carefully recruiters warn. “As an executive in transition it can be unnerving to find yourself out of work, whether


The LGBTQ Center Long Beach Taps McCormack+Kristel to Find New Leader

LGBTQ-focused search firm McCormack+Kristel has been retained by the LGBTQ Center Long Beach to lead its search for a new executive director. Founding partner Joseph McCormack is spearheading the assignment along with senior associate Catie DiFelice. The executive director provides executive leadership, vision, motivation, inspiration and direction to the organization’s staff and volunteers. Reporting to a nine-member board of

HARTZ Search Seeks Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity Officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has been enlisted to find a vice president/ chief diversity, inclusion and health equity officer for Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH) in Charleston, SC. RSFH, a joint venture between Bon Secours Mercy Health and the Medical Society of South Carolina, is a four-hospital integrated health system with over 671-licensed beds and $1 billion


La Fosse Associates Appoints Head of New York Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates has expanded its North American practice with the addition of Brett Vecchio as head of its New York office. “The team and I are very much looking forward to working with Brett as he joins our North American team at such an exciting time,” said Jack Denison, global head of


NPAworldwide Adds 13 New Member Firms

Thirteen new independent recruitment firms joined member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide in the U.S., Australia, Canada and Vietnam.. These search outfits seek to increase revenue through NPAworldwide’s cooperative placement model. NPA now has 550 member offices across six continents. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment

Normalcy Delayed: Spike in COVID-19 Cases Brings New Lockdowns

They have spent millions redesigning offices to reduce COVID-19 risk. Special protocols were set by overworked human resources departments. Now, just as staffers were returning and resuming a semblance of normal operations, the world has shifted for corporations once more, according to a new report by Korn Ferry. The shift, of course, is the dramatic


WittKieffer Seeking New President for St. John’s University

Executive search firm WittKieffer has been called in by St. John’s University in Queens, NY, to lead its search for a new president. Conrado Gempesaw, the first lay president in the history of St. John’s University, will be retiring in 2021. Dennis M. Barden, senior partner; Greg Duyck, leader of the firm’s advancement practice; and Sarah Miller,


The Moran Company Seeking CFO for Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been enlisted to find the next chief financial officer/associate director of administration for Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). The organization conducts research and promotes education in the marine sciences and marine technology on the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Senior search consultant Gretchen


Randstad US and Udemy Form Alliance

Randstad US and Udemy have partnered to offer free educational courses to American workers either already placed or currently looking for roles through Randstad’s job network. The alliance focuses on providing access to the skills needed to increase career mobility in primarily technical sectors. “We have partnered with Udemy to ensure that our talent has access to the fresh

7 Reasons to Partner with a Recruitment Firm

Hiring talent is something that affects every business and every level of management. The ability to recruit great talent is key to the ultimate success, or failure, of a business. Certain roles, however, can be particularly difficult to fill. In those situations, it can be extremely valuable for an organization to partner with an outside

APEX Leaders Recruits Chairman for SCOLR Pharma

Executive search firm Apex Leaders LLC has placed Carl Johnson as the chairman of the board of directors at SCOLR Pharma, Inc. David Meyers, principal at Apex Leaders, led the search assignment. Mr. Johnson previously served as president and chief executive officer of Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. Based in Bothell, Washington, SCOLR Pharma is a specialty

JobVite Partners with SuccessFactors

Jobvite, a provider of next-generation recruitment solutions, has formed a partnership with SuccessFactors, Inc. to bring the social recruiting innovations of the Jobvite Source to the SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) suite. This strategic partnership enables customers of both solutions to harness social sourcing and CRM for recruiting within their existing infrastructure and see results of

ZaPoint Releases New Career Management Software

Zapoint, a provider of career management software, has announced the availability of its newest module for its career management software solution, SkillsMapper. The new module, Career Path, engages employees directly into the career development process by tying career aspirations with actionable learning, recommended connections, and relevant social media inside the company. “This is an exciting

Interview: IIC Partners’ Board Chair Discusses Executive Search Market (part 2)

The founder of Executive Talent International, an executive search firm in Singapore, Lim Chye Lian is board chair of global partnership IIC Partners. She has more than 20 years of Asia Pacific executive search and corporate senior executive experience, living in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney. Her successful track record placing CEOs, senior functional executives

Companies Struggling to Fill Leadership Needs

Fifty-six percent of the corporate executives cited a critical talent gap for senior managers' successors, according to a global report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA). Yet while it is generally easier and more effective for homegrown talent to step into leadership roles, companies fill more

Wesley, Brown & Bartle Adds Military Veteran

Executive search firm Wesley, Brown & Bartle, Inc. (WB&B) has announced the addition of Former Captain Jerry Pegram, a West Point graduate who saw combat duty in Iraq prior to departure from military service. After his tour in Iraq, he returned to West Point to identify and mentor future minority officers for the Army. In

BAO & Partners / Signium International Launches BAO to Managers

Bao & Partners/Signium International has launched Bao to Managers (B2M), a new affiliate company to meet the needs of its clients for selection services and HR consulting at the middle management level and for technical and highly specialized positions. Using a process based on communication, transparency and objectivity, Bao to Managers looks to provide practical

Korn Ferry to Lead CFO Search for Albany International

Korn/Ferry International has been retained by Albany International Corp. to lead in its search for a new chief financial officer. The company has terminated the employment of Michael K. Burke, SVP and CFO, effective immediately, without cause. Albany International is a global advanced textiles and materials processing company. Korn/Ferry International, based in Los Angeles and

ICIMS Forms Partnership with RedVision Systems

iCIMS, a provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, has formed an alliance with RedVision Systems, Inc., an independent provider of real property research solutions. Through the partnership, RedVision will leverage the iCIMS Talent Platform to automate and streamline their entire candidate management process. “iCIMS’ ease-of-use and flexibility enables any size organization to operate on

Amrop Adds Senior Partner in India

Global executive search firm Amrop has added Swarup Choudhury as a senior partner in India. Mr. Choudhury previously served as vice president of growth markets at IBM World Wide Corporation, where he headed IBM’s global financial services practice in growth markets. Prior to that, he served in senior roles at HSBC for 17 years.

Heidrick & Struggles Heading CEO Search for ERT

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has announced that it will be leading the search for a new president and CEO for ResearchTechnology, Inc. (ERT). Dr. Michael McKelvey, the current president of ERT will continue in his current position until a successor is appointed. Heidrick & Struggles is a provider of senior-level executive search

Salary.com Partners with PDI Ninth House

Salary.com, Inc., a provider of on-demand compensation, payroll and talent management solutions, and PDI Ninth House, a global leadership solutions company serving clients on six continents, have partnered to provide data, solutions and consulting services for competencies and skills assessment to the enterprise market. PDI Ninth House offers its Leadership Competency Framework, a research-based packaged

StepStone Selected by Campofrio

Campofrio Spain, a division of Spain-based processed foods conglomerate, Campofrio Group, has selected StepStone to provide it with a new talent management system. With the 2009 merger of two large food companies, Campofrio Food Group is now the leading processed meats company in Europe and one of the five largest processed meats companies worldwide, with

Uvisor Launches Full Service Career Advisor Website

Uvisor, a new full-service career advisor website, has been officially launched. In addition to free, intelligent job search of more than 630,000 positions in the Uvisor database, the website is a one-stop hub for identifying the best career match, applying for a job and expediting the hiring process. “Uvisor gives anyone looking to begin, establish,

HireVue Integrated by Taleo’s Talent Grid

Video interviewing provider HireVue has announced its availability on the Taleo Talent Grid, a cloud community for talent management. This move enhances customers’ ability to drive talent Intelligence through comprehensive video-based assessments and interviews. HireVue’s video interviewing solutions are integrated with Taleo’s talent management solutions and are available on Solution Exchange, Taleo’s online solutions marketplace

Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson Adds to Chicago Office

Philadelphia-based Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson has added Julie Kanak as a managing director in its Chicago office. Ms. Kanak is an experienced search professional who has successfully recruited senior leaders in the global agribusiness, food and beverage industries for a range of positions including board of directors, general management, finance, procurement and supply chain, product

Kincannon & Reed Names Managing Partner

Kincannon & Reed Global Executive Search has named Jon Leafstedt as managing partner. In his new role, Mr. Leafstedt will focus on expanding the firm's client base in North America and its global marketing strategies. He will continue to be responsible for senior-level executive searches in all areas of the business with particular emphasis in

Martin Partners Places Manager at Farley’s & Sathers Candy Company

Executive search firm Martin Partners has placed Jodi D. Schechter as category manager to Farley's & Sathers Candy Company, a billion dollar consumer products company. Prior to joining Farley's & Sathers, Ms. Schechter was a client manager at The Nielsen Company. Chicago-headquartered Martin Partners provides executive search services to a wide array of industries.

Huxley Associates Opens Offices in Singapore and Sydney

Financial services-focused recruiter Huxley Associates has opened offices in Singapore and Sydney, Australia. “Huxley has seen placements of senior banking & finance professionals increase by 43 percent in the last six months, and with our Singapore office – the second Huxley office in the Asia-Pacific region – we’re primed and ready to meet the high

Boyden Expands into Winnipeg Through People First HR Services Alliance

Boyden will open an office in Winnipeg as part of a strategic alliance with People First HR Services. Dr. John McFerran has been assigned as managing director of the Winnipeg offices of Boyden Global Executive Search. “Boyden enjoys an international reputation and strong brand presence in our markets, and we are rigorous about the people,

Kinsey Allen Creates New CleanTech Division

U.K.-based executive search firm Kinsey Allen International has opened a new cleantech division dedicated exclusively to the cleantech market. The practice will be based in London and led by Zoe Bennett. Ms. Bennett has 10 years search experience, previously serving as an executive search consultant at ICP Search. “The launch of Kinsey Allen Cleantech is

SearchWide Finds CEO for Visit Jacksonville

SearchWide, an executive recruitment firm specific to the hospitality, meetings, and conventions industry, has placed Daniel O'Byrne as the new president and CEO of Visit Jacksonville. Mr. O'Byrne previously served as the CEO and the chief marketing officer at the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau. Visit Jacksonville’s mission is to create visitor demand, resulting

SourceRight Solutions Opens Seattle Location

SourceRight Solutions, a division of recruiting giant SFN Group, formerly known as Spherion Corporation, has opened a new Seattle office support the company's growing recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), managed services and contingent workforce services clients. The new facility already houses more than 55 employees who are primarily focused on processing recruitment transactions for a multinational

Halogen Releases Talent Management Suite Version 10

Halogen Software has released Talent Management Suite Version 10. The suite includes hundreds of new feature enhancements as well as the company’s latest talent management module, Job Description Builder, a solution designed to make job descriptions a fully integrated part of the performance and talent management process. “Halogen’s success is built on its ease of

Financial Times Creates New Recruitment Section

The Financial Times newspaper has launched a newly updated and revised recruitment section. The weekly U.K. Executive Appointments supplement will now include at least three pages of editorial content every Thursday alongside classified advertising. The editorial will include a cover feature of topical interest – the first one looking at leadership succession planning just as

VMA Group Continues Expansion

U.K.-headquartered recruitment consultancy VMA Group has announced the development of its international network with the opening of a new European operation, headquartered in Brussels. In addition, the firm has signed an affiliate partnership agreement with Patino Associates, a U.S.-based corporate communications executive search firm, to assist VMA Group gain a presence in the U.S. Dawn

The RightThing and Jobs2Web Join Forces

Global recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider The RightThing and Jobs2web, a provider of interactive recruiting solutions, have created an alliance to deliver enhanced recruitment marketing and career tracking solutions to The RightThing's client base. Integrating through The RightThing's proprietary technology, Jobs2Web will provide interactive and social sourcing solutions through its Recruitment Marketing Platform. The platform

Frazer Jones Adds to Dubai Office

Global HR recruiter Frazer Jones has added Shibli Miah to its Dubai office. Ms. Miah has worked for global multinational recruitment firms Michael Page International and The Five Ten Group and she has spent the last few years working within the Middle East/Africa region. With a wealth of regional recruitment experience, Ms. Miah will be

Interview: IIC Partners’ Board Chair Discusses Executive Search Market (part 1)

The founder of Executive Talent International, an executive search firm in Singapore, Lim Chye Lian is board chair of global partnership IIC Partners. She has more than 20 years of Asia Pacific executive search and corporate senior executive experience, living in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney. Her successful track record placing CEOs, senior functional executives

DavenportMajor Completes Search for ZTE

DavenportMajor Executive Search has placed Bryan Miller as vice president of sales, Sprint Account for ZTE USA. Mr. Miller previously served as director of sales at Ericsson, North America. DavenportMajor is an executive search firm which specializes in senior executive and board of director recruitment for life sciences and technology clients as well as recruitment

Anchor Planning Group Launches

Anchor Planning Group has opened its doors with a focus on helping organizations systematically improve their employees' productivity while reducing cost through creative, innovation approaches to human resources. Anchor Planning Group will provide a full range of human resources services, including recruitment/staffing, employee/labor relations, insurance, financial education, custom training and organizational development, compensation and performance

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