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Diversified Search Group Expands Corporate Practice

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has strengthened its corporate practice with the additions of Nora Sutherland and John Burnes as managing directors. Ms. Sutherland, who will serve as managing director in the corporate practice’s technology team, will provide talent consulting to private equity clients and other high-growth


Private Equity’s Top Value Lever: Outside Talent

Most research on the CEO labor market looks at public company chief executives while largely ignoring CEOs in private equity funded companies. New research from Paul Gompers, the Eugene Holman Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, contends this is skewing our views of value creation and the big role certain CEOs play in

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Executive Recruiters Pull Off Another Remarkable Year, Remain Bullish for 2023

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive recruiters. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2022, a result of continued pentup demand for senior-level leaders and their key reports.


Strengthening Your Employment Brand to Attract and Retain Top Talent

Why should a high-performing employee who is head down, working hard, not looking for change, and doing a great job for your top competitor come to work for you? If your words don’t yet paint a very compelling why, you’ve got work to do, according to a recent report from Allen Austin’s Rob Andrews. “Short of

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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 Hawkins Company Tapped by The Inner City Education Foundation to Find New Leader

The Hawkins Company, a Los Angeles-based executive recruitment firm, has been retained by The Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF). Yonnine Hawkins Garr, William Hawkins, and Tisa Jones are leading the assignment.  ICEF seeks a CEO to lead, transform and inspire a public charter school network with approximately 2,000 students, located at seven schools in LA (LAUSD)


Bespoke Partners Forms Alliance with Ampersand Leadership Group

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has formed an alliance with Ampersand Leadership Group, a leadership advisory firm for private equity firms and their portfolio companies. “Recognizing both firms’ expertise optimizing talent to drive value for private equity portfolio companies, this collaboration will give clients streamlined access to tailored talent solutions spanning the investment lifecycle,” Bespoke said.


ZRG Acquires Jamesbeck

ZRG, a global talent advisory firm and portfolio company of RFE Investment Partners, has acquired Jamesbeck, a New York City-based recruitment firm specializing in senior-level talent for the broad investment management community across private market and traditional firms. Hunt Scanlon Ventures, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based human capital M&A advisory firm, served as an advisor to ZRG. “This strategic move aims


TM² Executive Search Tapped by Wiley University to Lead Provost Search

TM² Executive Search (TM²), a subsidiary of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), has been retained by Wiley University to lead in its search for a provost and vice president of academic affairs. Dakota Doman, managing principal, is leading the assignment along with Amanda Washington Lockett, principal and senior consultant. This leadership position is essential for


IIC Partners Gains New Member Firm in Thailand

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet 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. IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has added Thailand-based JacksonGrant Executive as its newest member


Key Traits for Navigating a Crisis

The concept of leadership is going through a profound transformation. Traditional leadership paradigms, which tend to emphasize stability and incremental progress, aren’t adaptable enough to address the complexities of a more volatile work-life-community dynamic and global marketplace, according to a recent report from Signium. The study says that organizations are now confronted with much bigger challenges:


ON Partners Recruits CFO for LeaseCrunch

ON Partners’ Tindall (Sewell) Hein and Jake Espenlaub recently helped recruit Jessica Hamilton as chief financial officer of LeaseCrunch LLC, an accounting software company in Milwaukee, WI. “Hamilton’s vast background and financial acumen are invaluable additions to our leadership team,” said Mark Weidick, CEO of LeaseCrunch. “We look forward to the contributions she will bring in steering our financial strategy.”


Metric Search Secures Multi-Million BGF Investment to Drive U.S. Growth

Specialist recruitment company Metric Search has secured a multi-million-pound investment from BGF, one of the largest growth capital investors in the U.K. and Ireland. “Metric has achieved remarkable success in a short amount of time, and is well placed to capitalize on the dynamic, growing U.S. recruitment market through its high quality, specialist service,” said


How to Implement a Positive Corporate Culture

Much has been said about the benefits of good corporate culture, but how does a company know if their culture is not a good one? “The first step is to evaluate your company culture,” said Christine Greybe, president, leadership consulting at DHR Global. “ You can do this by conducting an audit of your organization’s


A Look at How to Lead Through Crisis

In today’s unpredictable world, effectively leading through crises is essential for organizational survival and success. A new report from Bryant Group’s Emili Bennett says that crises such as public health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity threats, reputational issues, natural disasters, political unrest and violence demand leaders who not only anticipate challenges but also exhibit


Herbert Mines Associates Recruits Chief Stores Officer for National Vision Holdings

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has helped to recruit Mark Banner as the chief stores officer for National Vision Holdings, Inc. He succeeds Sharon Petitt, who previously held the role and helped the company open more than 900 new stores since 2006. “Mark’s strong belief in the importance of customer experience, his


Value of Strong Portfolio Leadership During the Holding Period

Private equity firms typically seek candidates with a combination of strong academic credentials, relevant work experience, and a demonstrated interest in finance and investing. Hunt Scanlon Media recently sat down with Tim Tolan is founder, chairman, and managing partner of The Tolan Group and Tim Russell, managing partner of the firm to discuss hiring talent


WittKieffer Recruits 7th President for Franklin Pierce University

Following a unanimous vote of the board of trustees, Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer has assisted in the recruitment of Peter A. Eden as the 7th president of Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. President Kim Mooney recently retired after serving eight years. Lucy Leske, Jeff Compher, and Kim Migoya led the assignment. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Peter Eden as


Norman Broadbent Expands in Scotland; Opens Second Office in Edinburgh

Norman Broadbent Group, a London-based executive recruitment and advisory firm, has more than doubled its headcount in Scotland and opened a second office in Edinburgh amid continued growth. Since establishing its physical footprint in Aberdeen, Norman Broadbent has opened a second office on Alva Street in Edinburgh’s West End and hired an additional seven staff


When to Start the CEO Succession Planning Process

Boards are often reluctant to engage CEOs on their inevitable departure—even when the event may be imminent. Orchestrating succession timing feels like a complicated, delicate maneuver, even though discussing it should be part of business as usual, according to a new report from Egon Zehnder’s Kati Najipoor-Smith and Frank Heckner. “Highly effective boards ensure that


Kincannon & Reed Recruits CEO for Meiogenix

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed, which exclusively focuses on food, agribusiness, and the related life sciences, has helped to recruit Ricardo Garcia de Alba as CEO of Meiogenix, Inc. an agriculture biotech company that develops disruptive new products based on its proprietary chromosome editing technology. He will succeed Luc Mathis, who has led the company for the


Eastward Partners Acquires Press and Associates

New York-based Eastward Partners has acquired executive search firm Press and Associates. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Press & Associates, founded by its namesake, Paul Press, in December 2016 to be a search firm that exclusively supports private equity firms, and their portfolio companies hire executive-level talent across the technology function. Prior to the


A Guide to Serving on a Search Committee

Search committees harness a range of perspectives to determine or advise on who will be placed in critical leadership roles. In offering their time, wisdom, and points of view during periods of change and transition, members of a search committee work together not only to fill a position but to build a bridge from one


SearchWide Global Seeking New Leader for Visit Florida Keys

Executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global has been selected by Visit Florida Keys to lead in its search for a new president and CEO. Senior vice president Kellie Henderson is spearheading the assignment. The CEO of Visit Florida Keys oversees the use of the tourism development taxes (TDT) collected in Monroe County, FL, through the Tourist Development Council


Academic Career & Executive Search Seeking Dean for Boise State University

Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has been tapped by Boise State University to lead in its search for a dean for the College of Engineering. Jennifer Muller, managing partner, is leading the search. The next dean must have a growth mentality and future-oriented outlook for the acquisition and allocation of resources to address strategic goals that position the


Advice to New CEOs Building Their Team: Lead with Purpose, Embody Culture & Be Decisive

In Spencer Stuart’s role supporting hundreds of CEO transitions annually, one of the most common aspirations they hear from incoming leaders is the desire to develop an executive leadership team of direct reports that is enterprise-focused, highly collaborative, accountable to each other and widely respected. This ambition is well-founded: Aligned leadership teams grow revenue more


Caldwell Posts 12.8 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q3 revenues of $29.5 million (Canadian), a 12.8 percent gain from the same period a year ago. “Our team delivered significant revenue growth in the third quarter,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “Caldwell saw an 77 percent increase in professional fees over our second quarter, which we are attributing to two factors. First,


The Moran Company Tapped by Options for Supported Housing to Find New Leader

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been retained by Options for Supported Housing to lead in its search for a new executive director. Ann Graff, senior search consultant, is leading the assignment. The executive director is responsible for leading the organization in conducting and facilitating operations, working to market


AI to Inject Rigor, Value and Agility into the Talent Game

More than 75 percent of CEOs predict that AI will change their businesses in the next 36 months. That means the very structure of organizations and their future talent demands are in for one massive jolt. It also begs the larger question: What changes are in store for recruiters and talent acquisition leaders as AI


Frederickson Partners Recruits Interim Chief People Officer for SeekOut

Many changes in the workplace today are making it hard for companies to find and retain top senior-level talent. This has caused more organizations to look to interim leaders to fill talent gaps. Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Katie Coupe as the new interim chief people officer of talent intelligence platform

The Futurist Role That Chief Talent Officers Are Suddenly Taking On

As talent becomes increasingly recognized as the crucial lever in the broader success and value of a company, the significance of the chief talent officer role has grown exponentially. Chief executives and boards now concede the influence that talent plays in executing broad business objectives. And, according to a new report from Leathwaite, with this shift

6 Steps for Creating an Inclusive Workplace Culture

The culture around us influences everything we do. On a global scale, it influences the food we eat, the languages we speak, and the social norms that are expected. On a smaller scale, the culture of a company can speak volumes to its mission, values, and ideals. Even though culture is all around us, even

Isaacson, Miller Seeks President for Michigan State University

Boston-based Isaacson, Miller, which serves mission-driven organizations has been enlisted to find the next president for Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing. Leading the assignment are John Isaacson, the search firm’s chair; Joanna Cook, managing associate; and Debbie Scheibler, senior associate. MSU has seen three presidents depart over the last five years, the most

Acertitude Places New Leader for SLV Lighting Group in Germany

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited Mark Körner as chair of the management board (chief executive officer) of Düsseldorf, Germany-based SLV Lighting Group (SLV), a European leader in the lighting industry backed by private investment house Ardian. Michael Klingler, a partner and leader within Acertitude’s global healthcare and life sciences practice, led the assignment. Mr. Körner

The Evolution of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Executive Search

Over the past few years, every aspect of the business world has been touched by the growth of the diversity, equity, and inclusion field. As organizations attempt to move towards more expansive definitions of belonging and culture, finding the right leaders is critical for shaping the future, according to Ruben Moreno, HR practice lead for Blue

Spencer Stuart Recruits CEO for Tivity Health

Spencer Stuart has placed Hill Ferguson as the new president and chief executive officer of Tivity Health, a Franklin, TN-based provider of healthy lifestyle solutions, including SilverSneakers, Prime Fitness, Burnalong, and WholeHealth Living. Richard Ashworth recently stepped down to pursue another opportunity. Stone Point Capital, which acquired Tivity Health in 2022, was seeking a leader to sustain Tivity

Anthem Executive Recruits Provost for Western Oregon University

Executive recruitment firm Anthem Executive has assisted in the recruitment of Jose Coll as the new provost and vice president of academic affairs of Western Oregon University. Michael Ballew, Scott Watson, and Florene Stawowy led the assignment. “Dr. Coll’s experiences in higher education leadership have prepared him perfectly to take the helm as provost at Western,” said Jesse Peters, president of

In Changing Times, Higher Education Sector Seeks New Types of Leaders

Recruiting senior leaders in the higher education sector has become a dynamic and evolving process. As universities face numerous challenges, including financial constraints, enrollment declines, and the need to prioritize diversity and inclusion, the demand for visionary and transformational leaders has never been higher. In recent years, the higher education sector has witnessed a significant

How to Maintain Remote Employee Engagement

Studies show that the last three years have brought the biggest workplace shift since the industrial revolution, as pandemic lockdowns put hybrid and remote work options in place for many. With some corporate leaders wanting staff back in the office while others are convinced of the benefits of working from home (WFH, also referred to

AMN Healthcare Leadership Recruits CHRO for Tanner Medical Center

CHROs have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company. Their job description calls for them to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk-taking, and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest success will have diverse

A Look at the High Demand for Top CFOs for Private Equity Firms

In times of volatility, financial stability becomes an understated hallmark of business success. Private equity firms have, appropriately, responded to the severe macroeconomic challenges of recent years with caution, making unprecedented pullbacks in investment and reaching record levels of dry powder, according to a new report from Slayton Search Partners’ Dan Dunn. “Today’s firms are steadying their balance sheets

ON Partners Recruits Chief Legal Officer for Meta Materials

Mike Lynch of ON Partners has recruited Daniel Eaton as chief legal officer of Meta Materials in Halifax, Nova Scotia. “As we stand on the cusp of significant product launches and continue to engage with new partners and suppliers, Dan’s diverse background will offer important strategic support at the executive and board level,” said George Palikaras, president and

WittKieffer Recruits CEO for March of Dimes

Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer has recruited Elizabeth Cherot as the new president and chief executive officer of non-profit March of Dimes, which supports the health of mothers and babies. The search was led by consultants Jim King, Donna Padilla, Christine Pendleton, and John Fazekas. As March of Dimes’ first physician leader, Dr. Cherot is responsible for the development and implementation of

Why Search Firms, and Their Clients, are Embracing Interim Talent

Business trend studies come and go, but you can be certain that executive search firm leaders everywhere sat up a bit straighter when they came upon the findings of this spring’s Business Talent Group (BTG) report on “high-end independent talent,” also known as on-demand or interim talent. Since last year, said the study, the need

Herbert Mines Associates Recruits Chief Merchandising Officer for Claire’s Holdings

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has helped to recruit Claudia Lima-Guinehut as executive vice president and chief merchandising officer of Claire’s Holdings in Hoffman Estates, IL. “Our product takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary for our consumers every day, and we are thrilled that Claudia is joining the

Work&Partners Recruits Chief Claims Officer for AIG Japan

New York-based Work&Partners has recruited Farhad Farshad as chief claims officer for AIG Japan. Founder and president Alan Work led the assignment. “Farhad brought a unique blend of the business side of the insurance world, coupled with his consulting experience and transformation background to this opportunity,” said Mr. Work. “In addition, being fluent in three languages

A Look at Leadership in Today’s Workforce and What Trends Lie Ahead

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, effective leadership is not a static concept. It must continually adapt, be situational, and embrace emerging trends to drive organizational success. As we navigate the ever-changing workplace dynamics, a new report from DHR Global says it is essential to stay informed about the latest leadership trends that can shape

Diversified Search Group Places General Counsel for Veralto Corp.

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has placed Sylvia A. Stein as the new senior vice president and general counsel for Veralto Corp., a company being spun off by Washington, D.C.-based Danaher Corp. Veralto will be formed from Danaher’s Environmental and Applied Solutions segment, a provider of water

Korn Ferry Appoints Senior Leaders

Korn Ferry has named Jeanne MacDonald as chief executive officer, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Mathias Herzog will assume leadership of the firm’s digital solution. “Jeanne and Mathias are proven executives, and we are thrilled to have people of their caliber lead these offerings,” said Gary D. Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry. “Jeanne is the

Predicting Future Behavior And Avoiding Costly Hiring Mistakes

Recruiting the right top talent is one of the biggest challenges in business today. Recruiters say that regardless of the ups or downs of the economy or changes in the workplace environment due to cultural trends or a worldwide pandemic, finding, hiring, and onboarding the people who will positively contribute to your team for the

Coulter Partners Places Two Leaders for Dalriada

Life sciences recruiting specialist Coulter Partners has assisted in the recruitment of two key leaders for Dalriada in Mississauga, Ontario. Adam Davenport joins the small molecule drug discovery company as chief research and development officer, and Frosty Loechel signs on as senior vice president biology, discovery strategy group. Both individuals previously worked for Hamburg, Germany-headquartered life science

IMSA Search Global Partners Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

Executive recruiters 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. Executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners has added Nordic Headhunting as IMSA Denmark

Top 5 Trends Impacting Senior Leaders Half Way Through 2023

Organizations around the world are facing historic disruption that hasn’t been seen in generations. With continuous shifts in the economic and employment outlook, the rapid rise of technological advancements, and other unprecedented factors that are helping to define today’s workplaces, it’s imperative that organizations grasp these trends and harness them to their advantage. “As we enter

Kincannon & Reed Recruits VP of HR for Highline Mushrooms

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed, which exclusively focuses on food, agribusiness, and the related life sciences, recently placed Brian McCarthy as vice president of human resources of organic mushroom grower Highline Mushrooms in Leamington, Ontario. The assignment was led by managing partners Janet Wightman and John Wright. With more than two decades of experience as an

Walking the Talk Appoints CEO

Walking the Talk, a consulting and advisory firm focused on culture transformation which was acquired in 2021 by ZRG, has appointed Amanda Fajak as CEO. Walking the Talk founder Carolyn Taylor will transition to a senior advisor role and focus on key client and keynote speaking engagements. Ms. Fajak has been an integral part of the

Why Companies Miss the Most Important Factor in Executive Hiring

Surprisingly, the ability to make effective, timely decisions is often overlooked in leadership candidates. As companies search for new senior executives to navigate in these uncertain times, this skill is critical. In a new report, Kingsley Gate explains why this “missing piece” is so important in hiring strategy. The firm found that a quarter of

Bryant Group Seeks Vice Chancellor for Advancement for University of Washington Tacoma

Dallas-based executive search and talent development firm Bryant Group has been selected to help recruit the next vice chancellor for advancement for the University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma). Sarah Hempen, vice president, and Heather Wilensky, senior recruiter, are leading the assignment. The University of Washington Tacoma’s next vice chancellor for advancement will be responsible for

EMA Partners Opens New Office in Seattle

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new Seattle office. The new location will focus on cloud computing and senior technology searches to support the executive search practice globally. EMA Partners Seattle will be co-led by the firm’s two managing partners, Ezra Hodge and Scott McKinley. Alberto Miranda, Barcelona-based chair

The Evolving Role of Chief Diversity Officers in Shaping DEI

Conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion have permeated global boardrooms in recent years. Increasingly, business leaders are recognizing the measurable benefits of DEI —from improved profitability and faster innovation to higher employee retention rates—and investing in initiatives that move DEI forward, according to a newly released report from JM Search’s Louis Montgomery. “Tasked with leading

ON Partners Recruits CFO for Salute Mission Critical

Baillie Parker of ON Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Louise Lopez as the new chief financial officer of Salute Mission Critical, an LLR company. Ms. Lopez joins the organization as part of its global growth and organizational development strategy. “Throughout her career, Ms. Lopez has demonstrated leadership in scaling enterprises while fostering leadership and business

Buffkin / Baker Seeks Director of Athletics for Middle Georgia State University

Partner-led executive search firm Buffkin / Baker has been called in to help find the next director of athletics for Middle Georgia State University (MGA) in Macon. The new AD search comes as the university is pursuing membership in the NCAA Division II and looks into the possibility of joining the Peach Bowl Conference. Leading the

A Look at Emerging Trends Affecting Leadership Teams Today

In 2023, the war for talent is accepted doctrine by boards and investors competing for human capital. The demands of new technologies, digital transformation, and trillions in capital funding have, for decades, outpaced the supply of capable leadership. Nowhere is this more true than among technology executives tasked with driving innovation from the C-suite, according

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