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Hanold Associates Places Chief People and Culture Officer for Save the Children U.S.

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive has placed Tina Garrett-Ragland as the new chief people and culture officer for Save the Children U.S. The firm’s Neela Seenandan, Sarah Kennedy, Sandra Peña, and Adam Watson  led the assignment, with Ms. Seenandan also serving as interim chief people officer for the non-profit. Most recently, Ms. Garrett-Ragland served as enterprise leader of diversity, equity,


ON Partners Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for JMA Wireless

Matt Mooney of ON Partners has recruited Neville Meijers as chief commercial officer of JMA Wireless, a global provider of wireless communications in Syracuse, NY. “There are few executives who understand the possibilities of private wireless like Neville,” said John Mezzalingua, CEO of JMA. “He is a proven leader in this space, with a rare combination of technical

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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.


JDG Associates Seeks CFO for Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has been enlisted to help find a chief financial officer for the Washington, D.C.-based Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB), which manages the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), a retirement plan available to federal employees and members of the armed services. FRTIB’s chief financial officer serves as an expert and

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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?


Fusion Consulting Group Acquires FDU Group

London-based professional services firm Fusion Consulting Group has entered the recruiting industry with the acquisition of FDU Group, an established international executive search and recruitment firm dedicated to finance, business, and operations sectors. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mitch Young and Adam Maurice formed Fusion Consulting in 2015 to cater to the


CEOs Realizing the Value of Culture

Where does company culture fit into the priorities of the CEO? We all know culture is important, but you may not realize how powerful it can be. Simply put, culture drives performance, according to a new report from DHR Global’s Jonathan Hoyt and Keith Giarman. A study from McKinsey & Company found that companies in the


ON Partners Recruits CFO for ETQ

ON Partners’ Lenny Vairo recently helped recruit Risa Sparks as the new chief financial officer of ETQ, a provider of quality, EHS, and compliance management software in Burlington, MA. She succeeds Rick Russo who played a major role in the company’s private-equity backed growth, ultimately leading to ETQ’s acquisition by Hexagon AB last April. “I had


Furst Group Recruits Chief Nursing Officer for Corewell Health East

As the healthcare sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders, and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer has traditionally been the most


10 Key Trends to Watch in Talent Acquisition

Managing partners from across New York City-based IIC Partners’ global offices recently came together to discuss the state of talent acquisition in the firm’s markets. The result was the new “Global Talent Acquisition Trends 2023” report, in which the firm identified 10 key shifts to heed in the months ahead. 1.A global recession could reduce


Sheffield Haworth Partners with the Crypto Valley Association

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has joined the Crypto Valley Association, an independent, non-governmental association established to take full advantage of Switzerland’s strengths to build the world’s leading blockchain and cryptographic technologies ecosystem. The partnership is designed to help Sheffield Haworth’s long-term commitment to supporting the crypto industry from a talent perspective and


The Christopher Group Seeks CHRO for Black & Veatch

More and more, chief executive officers have recognized the strategic role that the human resources function plays in the core strategic issues their companies face, including growth strategy, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, increased board oversight, and evolving governance and reporting. HR can also ensure that clear changes are made to recruitment and capability-building processes by


3 Ways to Create a More Equitable Work Environment

Every year on International Women’s Day, Jessica Pezim, principal consultant at The Bedford Consulting Group, reflects on how far women have come in the workforce compared to her mother’s generation and the advances she hopes we will make by the time her children enter the workforce. “In contemplating this year’s theme, ‘Embrace Equity,’ I realized


McCormack+Kristel Recruits Executive Director for Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has assisted in the recruitment of Va Lecia Adams Kellum as the new executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). Managing partner Michelle Kristel led the assignment. Heidi Marston resigned from the role in April due to disagreements with the agency’s board of commissioners over pay for lower-level staff. In September, Kristina


AETHOS Consulting Group Acquires Seak International

To better work within a post-pandemic hospitality environment that requires new skills, different positions, and overall staffing creativity, hospitality advisory and executive search firm AETHOS Consulting Group has acquired Seak International, a human resources consulting firm with a track record serving Fortune 500, mid-sized, and family/entrepreneurial companies in industries including hospitality, retail, manufacturing, consumer goods, manufacturing,


The Taplow Group Adds New Member Firm in Amsterdam

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. Global recruiting consortium The Taplow Group has added Executives United as its newest member firm


The Importance of Culture on Today’s Businesses

Culture is hardly a new concept. Well before the rise of various models and frameworks to evaluate organizational culture, companies recognized the risk of hiring a cultural mismatch — such as the lone wolf in a company that values collaboration. New employees, especially leaders, who clash with the culture are often ineffective, and are likely


True Search Recruits CEO for ProGlove

Global talent provider True has assisted in the recruitment of Stefan Lampa as the new chief executive officer of ProGlove, a global provider of wearable scanner solutions in Munich, Germany. He succeeds Andreas Koenig, who steps down for personal reasons. With more than 30 years in the industry, the experienced CEO will leverage his deep knowledge and


ZRG Partners Places COO for Orlando Utilities Commission in Florida

ZRG Partners, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, recently helped recruit Attila Miszti as the new chief operating officer for the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) in Florida. Managing director Leslie Sharp led the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Miszti, who joined OUC in January, is a former executive with


Gilman Partners Names CEO and COO

Executive search firm Gilman Partners has appointed Angel Beets as chief executive officer and Marci Pfeifer as chief operating officer. Tom Gilman, who has served as CEO since purchasing the firm in 2004, will take the role of chairman. “I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished over the last 19 years,” said Mr. Gilman. “We have a great team that is known


Amrop Rosin Expands Search Team

Toronto-based executive search and advisory firm Amrop Rosin has expanded its senior search team with the additions of Marcie Gurr and Lena Kozovski. Ms. Gurr joins as an engagement manager, executive search, while Ms. Kozovski will take on the role of partner and leader of the mining and natural resources practice. “We are thrilled to have Marcie and Lena


How Slone Partners Built a Strong Healthy Culture 
as an All-Remote Company

When Adam Slone founded Slone Partners in 2000, he did so with a simple vision – to create a company that stood out from the crowd by delivering high-quality professional customer service in the thriving and often demanding industry of executive search. Through his many network connections, Mr. Slone was attuned to the ways in


3 Key Benefits to Hiring a Data & Analytics Leader

A recent survey by EY found that 53 percent of senior executives have identified data and analytics as their top investment priority in the next two years. This trend is not surprising given the vast amounts of data that companies generate daily. From customer behavior and preferences to market trends and competitive insights, data is


Shelli Herman and Associates Seeks Chief Development Officer for Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has been selected by Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County (SHFB) to lead its search for a chief development officer. At the start of 2022, Shelli Herman & Associates helped recruit Claudia Bonilla Keller as CEO. The new CDO will actively partner with Ms. Bonilla Keller, who aspires to


College Sports Solutions Retained by New Mexico State to Find New Men’s Head Basketball Coach

College Sports Solutions (CSS) has been selected by New Mexico State University (NMSU) to lead in its search for a new men’s head basketball coach. Former coach Greg Heiar was fired after the second scandal involving the program during his tenure as head coach. In November, forward Mike Peake was involved in a deadly shooting


NPAworldwide Adds 22 New Member Firms in the U.S.

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 22 new member locations in the U.S. “Congratulations to each of our new member firms,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining our recruiting network, these firms are invested as owners. Our continued membership growth allows independent recruitment firms to more effectively serve their clients and candidates by adding


How to Become a Successful CHRO

The prevailing characteristic of many successful HR leaders is care. To be precise, care for people. “However, I have the scars on my back to show that a caring nature has to be balanced with rigor if you are to be effective as a new CHRO,” says a new report from Hein Knaapen, managing partner


Myers McRae Seeks President for Gulf Coast State College

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been enlisted to find the next president for Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, FL.  Emily Parker Myers, the search firm’s CEO, is conducting this search with assistance from Jessica Thompson, associate vice president and executive search coordinator. “The college seeks a strategic thinker and lifetime


DRiWaterstone Human Capital Seeks CFO for American Research Center in Egypt

Arlington, VA-based DRiWaterstone Human Capital has been enlisted to find a chief financial officer for the Cairo-based American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE). The individual will serve in the non-profit’s U.S. headquarters in Alexandria, VA. ARCE’s mission is “to support research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture, foster a broader knowledge about Egypt


Kincannon & Reed Recruits CEO for NewLeaf Symbiotics

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed, which exclusively focuses on food, agribusiness, and the related life sciences, recently placed Brent Smith as the new president and CEO of NewLeaf Symbiotics. Jon Leafstedt, Cassie Edgar, and Crystal Strauss led Kincannon & Reed’s identification, recruitment, and evaluation of a strong slate of well- qualified candidates. “Passionate and

TurnkeyZRG Seeks New Commissioner for the Big Ten Conference

The Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents and Chancellors has selected TurnkeyZRG to assist in identifying the next commissioner of the Big Ten Conference. This leader will succeed commissioner Kevin Warren who has accepted the role of president and CEO for the Chicago Bears. “TurnkeyZRG is honored to assist the Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents and Chancellors in its

Daversa Partners Recruits CEO for HODINKEE

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has assisted in the placement of Jeffery Fowler as the new chief executive officer of watch website HODINKEE in New York City.  He succeeds Toby Bateman, who will continue in an advisory role at the company. Bill Beer and Ashleigh Braun led the assignment. “Jeff is

Dynamic Search Consulting Seeks Two Key Roles for Neeyamo

San Jose, CA-based Dynamic Search Consulting (DSC) has been enlisted to help fill two key roles—global head of alliances and head of sales—for Neeyamo, a platform-based global payroll provider. The global head of alliances will be expected to lead in building revenue generating alliances and partnerships. With the support of the chief client partner, this

Skyminyr Launches AI-Driven Platform with Funding from Search Firms 

Skyminyr, a human capital intelligence platform, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding to accelerate the continued development of its AI-driven platform. Investors in the seed round for Skyminyr include True Search, IQ Talent Partners, and Caldwell Partners, as well as financier Karmel Capital. Skyminyr has built a human capital intelligence platform, which will pair global top talent, across any industry with

Key Capabilities for the Modern CFO

In today’s talent marketplace, there has been a significant shift in demand toward the “Modern CFO.” The chief financial officer role has evolved towards a forward-looking strategic business partner who oversees a broad functional range of responsibilities and has strong relationships across the organization. Gone are the days of CFOs as gatekeepers in a back-office

Why Talent Management Needs to Evolve

Since the spring of 2020, businesses around the world have significantly changed the way they manage their talent. The workforce has in many ways been transformed, especially in terms of remote work and relationships between employers and employees. Dimitri Davreux, IRC Luxembourg and managing partner at adVeci Advisors, says that for years talent management in

DHR Global Recruits Men’s Basketball Coach for the University of Louisville

Chicago-based DHR Global has assisted in the recruitment of Kenny Payne as the sixth men’s head basketball coach for the University of Louisville. He replaces Chris Mack, who mutually parted ways with the school in January. DHR’s managing partner and global sports practice leader Glenn Sugiyama headed the assignment. “As I stated when we began this process in

Caliber Associates Fills Senior Post for INOVIO Pharmaceuticals

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed David Liebowitz as senior vice president, clinical development at INOVIO Pharmaceuticals. The assignment was led by Steven P. Hochberg, the search firm’s founder and CEO. “David is a highly experienced and strategic leader of clinical development having advanced numerous programs through the regulatory process,” said Mr. Hochberg. Dr. Liebowitz

Agilium Worldwide Adds Neumann Executive in Poland to Network

Global executive search consortium Agilium Worldwide recently added Neumann Executive in Poland as a new member firm. “In Agilium Worldwide we are not looking to grow our footprint at any cost,” said Monika Borgers, executive director of Agilium Worldwide. “We only welcome executive search firms in strategic geographical locations who share our aspiration to excellence. We work so

Working from Home and Adjusting to the New Normal for Businesses

Company culture is not easily encapsulated or often prioritized, even when staff are working in the office, interfacing in real time with the company philosophy. Working from home has revealed not only how few organizations have refined their company culture sufficiently, but also how few have yet to even consider company culture, according to Alyssa

ZRG Partners Recruits CFO for Level Up MD Urgent Care

ZRG Partners, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, has assisted in the recruitment of Jyotsana Sahota as the new chief financial officer of Level Up MD Urgent Care in Bloomfield, NJ. Managing partner Brian McGowan led the assignment, along with managing director Brian Kelley. Ms. Sahota is a seasoned professional who is

The Lapham Group Recruits CIO for Erie Insurance

The chief information officer is considered one of the most strategic roles in any organization. Still, head hunting within the function remains challenging, as skilled C-suite IT professionals are among the toughest to find. In one recent search, The Lapham Group placed Parthasarathy Srinivasa as the new executive vice president and CIO of Erie Insurance (ERIE). His appointment follows

RH Perry Seeks CFO for California State University Stanislaus

Asheville, NC-based RH Perry & Associates has been enlisted to find the next vice president for business and finance/chief financial officer for California State University Stanislaus in Turlock. Leading the assignment are Sue DeWine, senior consultant, and Paul G. Doeg, president and chief operating officer, of the search firm. Reporting directly to the university president, the

Z3Talent Appoints SVP of Business Development

Denver-based executive search firm Z3Talent has expanded with the addition of Bennie Fowler as senior vice president of business development. Mr. Fowler has played wide receiver for a number of NFL teams, including the Denver Broncos in their 2015-16 championship season. “We’re excited about adding a talent like Bennie to our team,” said Steve Ziegler,

Jobless Claims Fall to Five Decade Low; Hiring Uptick Expected in Q2

The Labor Department reported that 187,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, a decrease of 28,000 from the previous week’s revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since September 6, 1969 when it was 182,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 214,000 to 215,000. The

Artico Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for PetHonesty

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, co-founder of Artico Search, has placed Eric Dahmer as chief marketing officer of PetHonesty, a provider of premium pet health products and a portfolio company of Vestar Capital Partners. “We are making great strides in building out PetHonesty’s executive ranks and we are pleased to welcome Eric to our team,” said Ben Arneberg, founder of PetHonesty. “He

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

The Florida International University (FIU) board of trustees’ governance committee recently interviewed executive search firms and selected R. William Funk & Associates to assist with the search for its sixth president. Mark Rosenberg abruptly resigned from the role in January in the wake of accusations of misconduct toward a staffer. Kenneth A. Jessell, the university’s

What Candidates are Really Looking for In New Jobs 

“New normal” is a phrase encompassing the innovative world of working from home and spending less time in a traditional office setting. Since the second half of last year, 75 percent of the roles within the corporate development practice of Charles Aris Executive Search filled were fully remote. Of the remaining non-remote 25 percent, half

Horton International Partners with Asia Carbon Search

Horton International has expanded into the Asian market by forming a new alliance with Asia Carbon Search, a leadership search and advisory firm with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore. “China has always been a key growth market for our clients presenting significant cross border opportunities for search and leadership development, and we are thrilled to

The Evolving Role of HR in Private Equity

Securing the right leadership for portfolio companies is a complex process. In the most successful circumstances, it often fuses the needs of a “commercial” operating partner and a human capital professional. Getting that collaboration to work effectively can make all the difference between a company that grows and outperforms vs. one that falls short and

Daversa Partners Recruits CFO for Madison Reed 

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has assisted in the placement of Jose Zuniga as chief financial officer of Madison Reed in New York City. Manuel Garcia, director at Daversa Partners, led the assignment.. “I am thrilled for Jose to be joining Madison Reed during this tremendous period of growth for our

CarterBaldwin Assists M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust with CEO Search 

Following a national search, CarterBaldwin Executive Search has helped to place Microsoft executive Romanita Hairston as chief executive officer of the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust in Vancouver, WA. The assignment was led by partner Andrea McDaniel Smith and consultant Ted Wieber. Ms. Hairston will officially join the non-profit in July. She succeeds Steve Moore, who announced his

Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Scientific Officer and Chief People Officer for Totus Medicines

Life science organizations have been turning to executive search firms more than ever to acquire world-class leadership. Life sciences recruiting specialist Coulter Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Wei Chen and Daisy Chhokar as the first chief scientific officer and chief people officer, respectively, at drug discovery company Totus Medicines. “The next few years will be pivotal for

SRI Appoints Head of Betting and Gaming Practice

London-based executive recruiting firm SRI has named Ben Fried as head of its betting and gaming search practice. “Ben’s knowledge of both B2C and B2B environments and breadth of industry experience are invaluable as he helps leadership teams transform their businesses through talent,” said Jim Chaplin, CEO of SRI. “Ben’s positive and collaborative approach align with SRI’s culture

Key Trends Redefining the Workplace

If 2021 was largely defined by uncertainty — a seemingly endless transition, with constantly moving goalposts, and no clear end in sight — 2022 is continuing to require forward-thinking leaders to get intentional about what comes next: remote, hybrid, or onsite? Project-based or product-based funding? Interim CFO or full-time hire? According to a new report

ON Partners Recruits CISO for Bill.com 

Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are awakening to the perils posed by cyberattacks. For years, many groups tried to ignore the problem, dismissing cybersecurity as a concern only for the biggest, most high-profile entities, be they government or corporate. These days, more groups are coming to understand how ruinous such intrusions could be. This has

KEES Recruits CEO for NeighborHealth Center

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES recently recruited Daniel Lipparelli as chief executive officer of NeighborHealth Center in Raleigh, NC. This follows a comprehensive, national search that attracted many diverse candidates both regionally and nationally. The search committee ultimately selected Mr. Lipparelli from a strong group of top finalists. “Daniel is the perfect blend of servant leader, entrepreneurial non-profit executive, and engaging ambassador that will ensure NeighborHealth Center flourishes in

Wray Executive Search Opens New Office in Miami

Wray Executive Search, a provider of executive search and advisory services in the restaurant, foodservice, retail, and franchise industries, has opened a new office in Miami. Rebecca Patt, who brings 18 years of executive search experience with Wray as senior vice president, will lead the Miami office. “Rebecca has and continues to be a major

TalentRISE Names Leader of Executive Search

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based firm specializing in executive search and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), has appointed Pete Petrella as executive search practice leader. “Pete been instrumental in TalentRISE’s growth and success,” said Carl Kutsmode, senior vice president of talent consulting and executive search. “In his new role, he will be responsible for scaling our executive search

How COVID-19 Has Reset the Talent Game in Healthcare and Life Sciences

Healthcare and life science organizations have been turning to executive search firms more than ever to acquire world-class leadership. The most pressing challenge has been finding high impact, innovative leaders. Three months into 2022, the economic picture is improving. But what is going to light the match to overcome the economic impact felt from the

University of California Taps DHR Global to Find CISO 

Chicago-based executive search firm DHR Global has been enlisted to find a chief information security officer (CISO) for the University of California (UC) Office of the President in Oakland. Leading the assignment are Kathryn Ullrich, managing partner in the search firm’s Silicon Valley office, and Ed Flowers, managing partner, chief human resources and diversity practices, in Atlanta.

Caldwell Recruits President for General Bank of Canada

Financial services organizations, generally, are facing a new competitive landscape, regulatory challenges, and a constant struggle to manage cost and efficiency. This requires strategic leaders with a multidimensional skillset. Like all financial institutions, banks continue to turn to executive recruitment firms to find new leaders. Drew Railton and Les Gombik of Toronto-based Caldwell recently placed Eric Dillon as

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