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Senior Leaders Walking the Talk During Challenging Times

To put it simply, the pandemic served as wake-up call for organizations and employees as the way we worked changed. The need to “walk the talk” became imperative, meaning organizations needed to put their words into action, say DHR Global partners Maryanne Wanca-Thibault and Tim Wiseman, in a recent report. “Today’s workplace is undergoing a revolution in reorganization and

Best Ways to Build Relationships with Search Consultants

In the age of social media, it is remarkably easy to turn up statements of distrust and even vitriol toward job recruiters with a simple internet search, according to recent report from ECA Partners’ Tony Topoleski. “Quora questions and subreddits like r/recruitinghell are filled with horror stories of abuse, endless lies of omission, and ghost

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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.


Cook Silverman Search Seeks New Leader for Morgan Autism Center

Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been retained by the Morgan Autism Center in San Jose, CA, to lead its search for a new executive director. Victoria L. Silverman, managing founder, is heading the assignment for the non-profit-focused search firm. Morgan Autism Center seeks an experienced, visionary, dynamic, and passionate executive director to lead the

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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?


The Rise of the Great Counteroffer

Most people have heard about the “Great Resignation” or the “Great Reshuffle,” but Grey Search & Strategy, among other search providers, say many organizations are now experiencing what they call the “Great Counteroffer.” The number of counteroffers has increased over the last year as employers are throwing everything they can (money, incentives, titles, etc.) at


Caldwell Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for PRT Growing Services

Jay Millen and Jeff Freeborough of Toronto-based Caldwell recently assisted in the recruitment of Collin Phillip as the new chief commercial officer of PRT Growing Services. Mr. Phillip was previously country manager, Canada for AgVend. In this role, he was responsible for building out the Canadian-based team for this leading B2B agtech company. He was accountable for supporting


CarterBaldwin Recruits Chief Growth and Strategy Officer for Feed the Children

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has assisted in the recruitment of Colleen Ridenhour as chief growth and strategy officer of global non-profit Feed the Children. “After an extensive global search, I am thrilled to welcome Colleen to our organization,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO for Feed the Children. “She is an exceptional leader who has the


Kevin Chase Tapped by Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice to Find New Leader

Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has been enlisted to find the next executive director for the Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ). Leading the assignment are Kevin Chase, managing partner, and Catie DiFelice, senior consultant. The executive director will assume primary operating and oversight responsibility for LACLJ and will work closely with board, staff,


Odgers Berndtson Boosts Plan to Expand in Spanish Speaking Countries

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has boosted its strategic plan for Latin America with an expansion into Spain. The firm currently has offices in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. The incorporation of Spain into Odgers Berndtson’s strategic plan for LATAM was signed at the London headquarters by Kester Scrope, CEO of


For Diverse CEOs, Progress Comes Slowly

Despite an overwhelming percentage of executives who consider diversity to be more important to their organization than it was just three years ago, the number of both women and racially and ethnically diverse CEOs among the Fortune 100 remains low at roughly one in four, according to the “Route to the Top 2022” report recently released


HR’s Strategic Role in a Time of Inflation/Contraction

Despite election year gloom and doom assertions, gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2022 was revised higher and consumer sentiment moved up a bit as well. Q2 corporate profits rebounded (rising 6.1 percent in the quarter, after falling 2.2 percent in Q1), headline and core inflation moderated slightly, and two new regulations (the


Lindauer Places Chief Advancement Officer for Deerfield Academy

Lindauer recently assisted in the recruitment of Charles “Chuck” Ramsay as chief advancement officer for Deerfield Academy, a Massachusetts co-educational preparatory school. The assignment was spearheaded by Libby Roberts, senior vice president, and consultant Chandra Montgomery. Mr. Ramsay brings over 27 years of experience in the advancement profession to his work at Deerfield and, as


Sportsology Group Assists Atlanta United FC in Recruiting New CEO

New York City-based Sportsology Group has placed Garth Lagerwey as the new president and chief executive officer of Atlanta United FC,  a Major League Soccer (MLS) team based in Georgia. Mr. Lagerwey, most-recently general manager and president of soccer of the professional soccer league’s Seattle Sounders and a former general manager for Real Salt Lake


Jobplex Names Four New Partners

Jobplex, the Chicago-based partner company of DHR Global, has named four new partners – Shea Jaenicke, Steve McClellan, Jill Pantano, and Kara Rae Linn–to its ranks. Mr. Jaenicke, based in Los Angeles, joins the firm in the advanced technology practice group. With more than a decade of experience in search, he works primarily with founders


Bigger is Not Always Better When Selecting a Search Firm to Partner With

Senior leadership hires can make or break an organization. Various studies show that the failure rate of executives coming into new companies is 30 to 40 percent after 18 months. In a hiring market, like the one we’re currently experiencing, finding a true game-changing leader is extremely challenging. Furthermore, making a hiring mistake is extremely


The Evolving Path to the C-Suite

No matter what you call it, the challenge is the same. Executives across all industries have been resigning at higher-than-expected rates, making it harder to attract, recruit and retain been-there-done-that talent. While many predicted a gap in leadership development and subsequent succession, no one anticipated the pandemic’s acceleration of resignations and market disruptors, according to


Furst Group Recruits Chief People Officer for Oregon Health & Science University

Executive recruitment firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, recently assisted in the placement of Qiana Williams as the first executive vice president and chief people officer of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). “I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the 100+ OHSU members who participated in an extensive


Slone Partners Recruits Chief Business Officer for 1910 Genetics

Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has placed Patrick Genestin as chief business officer at 1910 Genetics, a biotechnology company integrating artificial intelligence (AI), computation, and biological automation to accelerate the design of small molecule and protein therapeutics. “Patrick Genestin is an extremely accomplished, passionate, and respected business leader with a penchant for establishing strategic partnerships, attracting new investment,


AIMS International Creates Defense and Security Industries Group

Executive search consortium AIMS International is expanding its industrial global practice to with the creation of a defense and security industries group led from France by Nicolas J. Rogier, managing partner France. AIMS said that Mr. Rogier’s mission is “to engage with the industry’s large groups and SMEs on their specific recruitment and talent management and to offer them the


HireQuest Acquires MRINetwork’s 252 Franchise Offices

Acquisitions and consolidations continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. The latest: HireQuest Inc., a NASDAQ-traded national franchisor of on-demand, temporary and commercial staffing services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of MRINetwork, a global executive recruiting network headquartered in Delray Beach,


Storbeck Search / Diversified Search Group Seeks President for Boston University

Higher education-focused Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has been selected by Boston University (BU) to lead in its search for its 11th president. Robert Brown recently announced that he will retire as president at the end of the 2022–2023 academic year. The assignment is being led by Shelly Weiss Storbeck, global education practice lead and managing


ON Partners Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Seeq Corp.

Daniel Bolger and Jake Espenlaub of ON Partners have helped to place George Skaryak as chief revenue officer of Seeq Corp., a provider of manufacturing and industrial internet of things advanced analytics software. “This is an exciting time of growth for Seeq, and we’re thrilled to add a sales leader with a proven track record of growing SaaS businesses


Frederickson Partners Recruits VP of People for Sirona Medical

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Why such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts? Corporate leaders want HR leaders who are sophisticated, proactive and strategic-minded, with strong business savvy to drive their people capabilities like they would a P&L, according to


ZRG Partners Expands Financial Services Practice

ZRG Partners has added Allen Brady back to the firm’s consumer and commercial banking practice. He also joins their global financial services, technology, and industrial practice groups. Mr. Brady has more than two decades of executive search experience and a personal track record of over 300 senior-level searches completed. He previously served with ZRG from 2017


4 Steps to Avoid Making a Bad Hire

The clock is ticking the minute the deal closes. How quickly can you execute on the value creation plan and work toward your new private equity backer’s investment thesis? Every portfolio company CEO then must ask the critical related question: Do I have the right team to make that happen? “Data we collect and analyze in our work


Preparing for Shorter CEO Tenures

Like it or not, there’s a new leadership reality coming. The post-pandemic period has brought permanent changes and challenges to the U.S. workforce, including condensed CEO leadership tenures. For boards and executive leadership teams, the time to prepare is now, says BroadView Talent Partners in a new report. Baby Boomers, those born between 1946 and


DRiWaterstone Human Capital Seeks New Leader for Chesapeake Bay Commission

Arlington, VA-based DRiWaterstone Human Capital has been enlisted to find a new executive director for the Chesapeake Bay Commission. The executive director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission reports directly to the leadership and members of the commission. This executive provides visionary leadership and strategic policy oversight to commission members and staff. The ED also participates at the


Reilly Partners Recruits Chief Economist for Nationwide

Chicago-based executive search firm Reilly Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Kathy Bostjancic as their new senior vice president and chief economist at  Nationwide. Ms. Bostjancic succeeds recently retired, former chief economist David Berson. She is the second person and the first woman to be named chief economist at the company.  “This was another fantastic search with


Cornerstone International Group Opens Office in Miami

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has opened a new office in Miami. Cornerstone Miami will be led by managing director, Raul Coz and regional chairman, Diego Cubas. This office will serve as a hub joining the U.S. and Latin American markets, reinforcing Cornerstone’s presence in 12 countries in the Americas.  The new

Hanold Associates Seeks Chief People and Culture Officer for Save the Children

Broad and lasting changes to the workplace have advanced a more integrated approach to talent management built around culture, according to executive recruiters. Organizations that used to synchronize their talent to corporate vision, core values and strategic objectives are now aligning people around purpose. And for good reason: Building sustainable cultures in the long run

ZRG Partners Acquire Walter James

ZRG Partners, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, has acquired London-based executive search firm Walter James. “Supply chain talent has never been more important to the global economy than what we are experiencing today, and we don’t see the issue changing for years,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of ZRG. “Walter

DHR Global Reveals Best Ways to Attract and Retain Diverse Talent 

Employees and customers are no longer asking organizations to prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion. They are demanding it and they’re ready to hold businesses accountable for it—which differentiates the need for DE&I programs from other business initiatives. For most business initiatives, the incentives are straightforward: higher profits, increased efficiency, quicker time to market, and so

ON Partners Recruits CEO for MemryX

ON Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Keith Kressin as the new president and chief executive officer of MemryX Inc. Leading the assignment for ON Partners were consultants Bryan Buck, Matt Mooney, and Sean Cantarella. “Since MemryX’s founding, we’ve primarily focused on building what would be a transformative technology,” said Wei Lu, co-founder of MemryX. “We saw

WittKieffer Seeks VP Diversity and Inclusion for Syracuse University

Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer has been enlisted by Syracuse University to find a vice president for diversity and inclusion. Leading the assignment are consultant Christine J. Pendleton, senior associate Sandra Chu and senior partner Robin Mamlet. “The vice president for diversity and inclusion will serve as a leader within the campus community to identify and propose solutions

Korn Ferry Seeks President for the Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (collectively HRC), together the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, has retained the services of Korn Ferry to assist in the search for the organization’s next president. “After speaking with over a dozen highly-regarded search firms, we’re eager to

Mogul Partners with Namely

Recruitment platform and executive search firm Mogul recently inked a deal with Namely, a New York-based HR technology platform for mid-sized companies. Mogul offers a talent acquisition platform, diversity recruiting services, inclusive networking events, educational events, and online social communities. Namely plans to use Mogul’s talent acquisition platform to attract, source and hire top, diverse talent. Mogul’s

Future Insights for Engagement, Retention and Communication

A new report from Tatum says that three questions have probably crossed the minds of most organizational leaders lately: Are there any readily available levers that could help drive better employee retention outcomes? How are return-to-work policies and plans being communicated to employees? What’s working — and what isn’t? Finally, for deeply fragmented workforces where

CarrSports Consulting Leading Athletic Director Search for Marshall University

Marshall University has begun a national search for an athletic director and has retained CarrSports Consulting to assist. President Jerome A. Gilbert, who is stepping down as president at the end of December, and incoming president Brad D. Smith have formed a nine-person search committee charged with advancing a slate of finalists for consideration. The two,

Steven John & Associates Tapped by Earthjustice to Lead General Counsel Search

Legal recruiting continues to be a hot area for search firms. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move in recent months, according to Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is expected to be robust as individuals, businesses and all levels of

Bryant Group Seeks Two Key Development Leaders for Western Michigan University

Irving, TX-based Bryant Group is conducting two key development searches for Western Michigan University (WMU) and its partner, the Western Michigan University Foundation. The first assignment is for a senior director of principal gifts. The other is for a senior director of gift planning. WMU wants an experienced, passionate, and highly successful fundraising professional for

AIMS International Establishes Operations in Vietnam

Executive search consortium AIMS International has further strengthened its presence in the APAC region with the recent establishment of AIMS Vietnam. Enrico Dalla Rosa and Pierangelo Favero, two of the AIMS Vietnam managing partners, have more than 30 years of experience in the human resources industry, especially executive search, assessment, and coaching. They have been working with numerous multinational enterprises from all over

Korn Ferry Launches AI-Enabled Talent Analytics Platform

Korn Ferry has expanded its digital footprint with the launch of Korn Ferry Intelligence Cloud, a new AI-enabled talent analytics platform. The HR technology combines data-driven insights with Korn Ferry’s consulting expertise and IP. Intelligence Cloud helps solve the challenges of acquiring, managing and mobilizing the right talent and skills. “Intelligence Cloud builds on Korn Ferry’s

DHR Global Recruits Athletic Director for Florida State University

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Chicago-based DHR Global recently assisted Florida State University in the recruitment of Michael Alford as its next vice president and director of athletics. Mr. Alford has served as president and CEO of Seminole Boosters Inc. since 2020. He succeeds David Coburn, who is retiring. DHR’s

Isaacson, Miller Assists the American Board of Pediatrics with CEO Search

Isaacson, Miller has assisted the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) in the selection of Dr. Judy Schaechter as its new president and chief executive officer. Partner Ariannah Mirick led the assignment along with managing associate Micah Pierce. Dr. Schaechter begins her new role on Jan. 1. She succeeds Dr. David G. Nichols, who will retire Dec. 31. after more

NGS Global Americas Goes Carbon Neutral 

An increasing number of businesses are claiming to be carbon neutral. They recognize that the achievement can play a key part of their sustainability and corporate and social responsibility (CSR) strategy while enabling them to contribute to the fight against global climate change. They also realize that individuals and corporate customers prefer to buy products

Jobless Claims Rise by 206,000 After Falling to 52-Year Low

The Labor Department reported that 206,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, an increase of 18,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 4,000 from 184,000 to 188,000. The four-week moving average was 203,750, a decrease of 16,000 from the previous week’s revised average. This is

Changing the Climate in the Boardroom

Fifty percent of all board members expressed concerns with the level of reporting they receive on climate change progress, according to a new report by Heidrick & Struggles and business school INSEAD that reveals how 301 board members in 43 countries, primarily in North America and Western Europe, view their boards’ action on climate change. The study, “Changing the

ZRG Recruits CHRO for NextEdge Networks

ZRG, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, has assisted in the recruitment of LeighAnn Schell as chief human resources officer (CHRO) for NextEdge Networks in San Francisco. Managing director Kevin Anderson led the assignment. “NextEdge Networks is a part of the Platform Partners Portfolio, a firm I have done multiple

Setting Competitive Salaries for Chief Operating Officers

The name of the game in the recruiting world these days is engaging and retaining top talent. So, in an increasingly competitive market, how do you set a solid chief operating officer salary? In addition to being the CEO’s right arm, the COO is the go-to person when it comes to leading the day-to-day workings

Russell Reynolds Associates Recruits CEO for Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association

After an extensive executive search by leading search firm Russell Reynolds Associates, the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA) has selected Tommy Faucheux as its new president. Mr. Faucheux begins his new role on Jan. 10. “After an exhaustive national search which included candidates from throughout Louisiana and abroad, the LMOGA board voted to

Amrop Names Global Practice Leaders

Global recruiting organization Amrop has announced the appointment of new leaders for three global practices. Lucie Shaw (U.K.) will co-lead the consumer and retail practice, along with Maciej Bednarczyk (Poland); Benoit Lison (Belgium) will lead the professional services practice; and Cecile Hofer (Singapore) and Willem Ledeboer (Netherlands) will co-lead the financial services practice. Ms. Shaw is a partner at Amrop U.K., with a particular focus on the consumer-facing

Omicron Posing New Dilemma for C-Suite Leaders

The latest coronavirus headlines are creating chills for many, and with news of Omicron spreading across Africa and Europe, executives worldwide are bracing themselves for the possibility of a severe wave of sickness among their employees. A new Korn Ferry report concludes that the threat of Omicron has created so many immediate challenges that most leaders

Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Apollo Therapeutics

Since the pandemic appeared nearly two years ago, numerous healthcare organizations and companies have turned to executive search firms to find new chief medical officers. In the era of COVID-19 it is just another burgeoning area for executive search firms. Life sciences recruiting specialist Coulter Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Sanjay Aggarwal as chief medical officer

Kevin Chase Executive Search Group Places Chief Program Officer for Point Foundation

A national search spearheaded by Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has landed Margaux Cowden as the inaugural chief program officer for Point Foundation, the nation’s oldest and largest scholarship fund for LGBTQ+ students. “Dr. Cowden was selected from a diverse and talented group of non-profit and higher education leaders, representing the full diversity of

Raines International Launches Unconscious Bias Mitigation Program

Miami-based Raines International has launched Raines Engage, a new program featuring neuroscience-backed sessions on making equitable decisions in the hiring process. “The program’s content and delivery methodologies demonstrate how unconscious bias interferes with decision-making and include mitigation strategies to help senior talent and hiring leaders make better decisions in high-stakes situations,” the firm said. “With the most

Caldwell Expands Private Equity & Venture Capital and Technology Practices

Toronto-based Caldwell expanded its private equity and technology recruiting capabilities with the addition of Gordon Berridge as a partner in the private equity & venture capital and technology practices and based in the firm’s London office. “With a 12-year track record of successful executive search assignments for technology and software-focused executives across the U.K., Europe and North America, Gordon

Pacific University Selects R. William Funk & Associates to Find Next President   

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has been tapped by Pacific University inForest Grove, OR, to lead its search for a new president. “We are extremely pleased that Pacific will have the support of one of the most effective presidential recruiters in the country,” said presidential search

ON Partners Recruits Chief Product Officer for Glassdoor   

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 post 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

The Christopher Group Places VP People Analytics at FINRA   

Pam Noble and Jeff Wilbanks of The Christopher Group, a boutique HR executive search and business solutions firm, have placed Lisa Arnesen as the new vice president of people analytics and operations at FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), a financial services corporation dedicated to investor protection and market integrity. “FINRA has the drive to continue towards the growth and advancement of an

Randstad Acquires Hudson Benelux

Randstad N.V. has acquired Hudson Benelux, a specialist in human-resources consulting, for an undisclosed amount. “The addition of Hudson is a strong extension of our service offerings to clients and offers access to exciting new opportunities which further strengthens our market position,” said Jacques van den Broek, chairman and CEO of Randstad. The acquisition of

August Leadership Adds Global Human Resource Officer

Executive search firm August Leadership has added veteran chief human resources officer (CHRO) Micheline Carter as advisory partner. “Micheline Carter is a global human resource officer with experience across organization and leadership development, succession planning, organization effectiveness and total rewards,” said the search firm. “She has served as a key partner to CEOs, leadership teams and board

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