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Finding Opportunity in the Face of a Crisis

If there’s anything we’ve learned from crises since the Great Depression, it’s that companies that choose to transform and innovate are those that will continue to thrive and grow. A study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) showed that companies that invested significantly in innovation delivered four percent higher shareholder value when the economy recovered


KEES Seeks CEO for Covenant Community Care

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES (Kistner Eddy Executive Services) has been retained by Covenant Community Care in Detroit to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. President and CEO Heather Eddy and project manager Octavia Daniels are spearheading the assignment for the search firm. This is an exciting role for a visionary leader to

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Monarchs Collective Launches to Boost Leadership Diversity

Debra L. Lee, the former CEO of BET Networks, and Rabia de Lande Long, an executive coach and management consultant for top companies, have launched a bi-coastal consulting firm, the Monarchs Collective, centered on elevating black executives and women. “The Monarchs Collective answers the calls for – and clear business value of – diverse leadership,

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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?


Hunt Club Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Chicago-headquartered referral recruiting service Hunt Club has expanded with the addition of Stephanie Tysdal as its chief operating officer. “Stephanie is incredibly customer focused. We spent our first conversation talking about all the ways that the recruiting industry (to date) has neglected using technology to change the customer and candidate experience,” said aid Nick Cromydas, co-founder


Talent Trends: Looking Ahead at 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on every business sector, executive search included, costing organizations billions of dollars in lost revenue. For the executive recruiting industry, the world has changed drastically, and search consultants have had to adapt to a whole new way of conducting business. Yet that has not stopped any of them


HARTZ Search Seeks CEO for the Mayfield Clinic

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has been enlisted to find a new chief executive officer for the Mayfield Clinic in Cincinnati. This follows the resignation of Mark Farrington, who left Mayfield for a professional opportunity in New Jersey. Michael Radomski is serving as interim CEO while an established a search committee will help identify a permanent CEO. The CEO is


Kirby Bates Associates Seeks Chief Nursing Officer for West Penn Hospital

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


CannabizTeam Launches CT Board Placement for Cannabis Companies

Marijuana has become more popular than ever in the last few years. The legalization of the plant in many countries has led to a boom in the cannabis industry. Consumer spending on cannabis has topped $10 billion in the U.S. alone, and worldwide sales are expected to top $100 billion before the end of the


Leathwaite Launches CMO Executive Search Practice

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite expanded with the addition of Shannon Silsby as a director to launch the firm’s global CMO executive search practice. “We are incredibly excited to welcome Shannon to Leathwaite to facilitate our functional offering expansion into the CMO/marketing space while we also work to continue moving beyond financial services into consumer/retail/CPG,” said


ZRG Acquires Turnkey Search

ZRG has made a major move into the sports, entertainment & media sectors by acquiring Turnkey Search. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Renamed TurnkeyZRG, all Turnkey staff and assets merge into ZRG and the firm will continue to be led by Len Perna, the founder, chairman, and CEO of Turnkey.  Turnkey will now


AGB Search Opens 2021 with Slew of Top Recruiting Assignments

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


NPAG Seeks CEO for Food Bank of Delaware

Washington, D.C.-based NPAG has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Food Bank of Delaware (FBD) in Newark, DE. Leading the assignment are senior advisor Tamar Datan and associate Andres Marcuse-Gonzalez. Working collaboratively with the board of directors and staff, the new president and CEO will be expected to


Direct Recruiters Inc. Appoints Partner

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has appointed Matthew Cohen as partner. He is practice leader of energy and sustainability and HVAC/R. “We are proud to congratulate Matthew Cohen on his new appointment to partner,” said Dan Charney, president. “His hard work and dedication to Direct Recruiters has been and will continue to be an important part of


Signium Expands in Mexico City

Even in the face of a global pandemic, 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. Recently, executive search


How to Onboard New Recruits in the New Normal

An untold number of articles and books have been written about onboarding and the importance of an executive’s first 90 days. Close to 70 percent of employees are more likely to remain with their company if they had a great onboarding experience, according to Click Boarding, an onboarding software company. And, of the new employees


Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Abercrombie & Fitch Co.

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has recruited Holly May as the new CHRO of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Partner Lisa Butkus led the search along with Jason Hanold, CEO and managing partner, and Keri Gavin, partner and global D&I practice sector leader. Ms. May has over 16 years of extensive senior-level experience gained in four


Russell Reynolds Associates Opens New Office in Dubai

Russell Reynolds Associates has opened a new office in Dubai and named Matthew Lewis as a consultant and country manager for the new location. In this role, he will be responsible for enhancing and growing the firm’s presence in the Middle East. “With over two decades of experience advising boards and CEOs at the world’s leading


Gilman Partners Selected by Total Quality Logistics to Lead CHRO Search

Executive search firm Gilman Partners has been retained by Total Quality Logistics (TQL) to lead its search for a new chief human resources officer. Executive recruiter Chuck Aardema is leading the assignment. The incoming leader will be responsible for the strategic direction of HR, ensuring all initiatives are aligned with business objectives. This includes consulting


SRI Elects Urban One Executive as Non-Executive Director

London-based search and consulting firm SRI has appointed Karen Wishart as non-executive director. She joins the SRI board with over 24 years of leadership experience in media and entertainment and organizational, operational and talent strategy. “I am delighted to welcome Karen to our board,” said Mike Squires, SRI chairman. “She brings highly relevant industry and


Nearly a Million More Americans File Weekly Unemployment Claims

The Labor Department reported this morning that 900,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week as Joe Biden begins his first days as President. The total was lower than Wall Street estimates of 930,000 and the previous week’s total of 965,000. The feds have now reported about 75.6 million initial jobless


BoardWalk Consulting Seeks Chief People Officer for Union of Concerned Scientists

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been chosen to find a chief people officer for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Leading the search for this newly created position are Kathy Bremer, managing director, and Diane Westmore, senior associate. The CPO will be expected to build and lead a forward-looking, high-impact human resource function, said BoardWalk Consulting.


Leaders International Tapped by BC Chamber of Commerce to Find New CEO

Leaders International, a national executive search firm with eight offices across Canada, has been retained by the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Partner Greg Longster is leading the assignment along with associate James Laing. On the heels of the launch of the CEO


Korn Ferry Names Academic Sector Global Practice Leader

Korn Ferry has appointed Charles Falcone as a senior client partner and global leader of its academic sector recruiting practice, including academic medicine and higher education. Based in Chicago, he also becomes the director of the Korn Ferry Physician Leadership Institute. “Charlie has an exceptional reputation in the market and brings extensive advisory and search experience


The RSA Group Expands Senior Team

Life sciences-focused search firm The RSA Group, which is based in London, has expanded its senior team with the addition of Eleanor Davies as managing partner. “Eleanor is a driven professional with excellent leadership skills and an enviable track record in healthcare and life science executive search,” said Nick Stephens, the firm’s executive chairman. “We are


CEO Leadership During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has been an epic test of character and determination for millions of people around the world. Nothing compares with the sacrifice of workers on the front lines in hospitals and other essential services. In the business context, CEOs have had to cope with extraordinary demands: for them, the pandemic has been an ultimate


accelHRate Recruits CHRO for Avantor

With the coronavirus crisis still upon us, chief human resources officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. As a recent article in The Economist put it, CHROs “keep employees healthy; maintain their


Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette Helps Place New Dean for College of Biological Science at University of Guelph

Nova Scotia-headquartered executive search firm Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette (KBRS) has helped to place Mazyar Fallah as the new dean of the College of Biological Science at the University of Guelph in Ontario. Dr. Fallah, whose term will be for five years, had been associate dean, research, and innovation, in the faculty of health at York University. “Professor


Bedford Group Transearch Expands Healthcare Advisory Board

The healthcare advisory board of Bedford Group Transearch has expanded with the additions of Jamie Condie, former president of  Becton, Dickinson and Company USA and Canada; Cheryl MacDiarmid, senior vice president and head of global commercial strategy at ViiV Healthcare; Vafa Jamali, chief commercial officer at Rockley Photonics; and Simon Pedder, chief business and strategy officer of Athenex. The board will play a strategic

Diversified Search Acquires Grant Cooper

M&A activity, with the support of private equity firms, continues unabated in the executive search industry. In the latest deal, Diversified Search has acquired Grant Cooper, a St. Louis-based healthcare-focused executive search firm. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Judith M. von Seldeneck, founder and chair of Diversified, said: “The acquisition of Grant Cooper

Winners Announced In Canaan Ridge’s Exceptional Thinking Forum

Obtaining honest feedback from all your constituents – not just your clients – is essential to continuous performance improvement in executive search, and that’s the winning idea submitted by Douglas R. Allen, EVP at DHR International, and Joseph J. Carideo, partner at Amrop Battalia Winston, in the April Exceptional Thinking Forum conducted by Canaan Ridge.

Interview: Hire Authority’s Carol Quinn Discusses How To Find Top Talent (part 1)

Carol Quinn is an expert on interviewing and hiring high performers. She is the founder and president of Hire Authority and has more than 25 years experience in the corporate world. Ms. Quinn is dynamic, innovative, inspirational, and gifted at helping people breakthrough self-imposed limitations. Ms. Quinn offers several distinctively different keynote presentations, as well

Kinsey Allen Alliance with Australian-based JMES

U.K.-based executive search firm Kinsey Allen International has formed a strategic partnership with Jon Michel Executive Search (JMES), an Australian-based search and selection firm. The joint venture will allow both firms to exchange market intelligence and trend analysis and will broaden each other’s global capabilities. Jon Michel Executive Search was formed in 1997 to provide

MediaLink Creates Executive Search Practice

MediaLink LLC has launched an executive recruiting practice and appointed Christopher Nutile to run it as director of executive search. Mr. Nutile joins from Google, where he most recently drove recruiting efforts for the digital giant's newly formed agency relations organization and the direct sales operation within Google Canada. “Our clients have asked us to

Paul~Lawrence Associates Completes Search for PNC Bank

Executive search firm paul~lawrence associates has placed Jennifer Simons as senior accounting policy manager for PNC Bank in Pittsburgh. Mark E. Little was the search consultant managing the assignment. Ms. Simons was previously vice president, director, accounting policy for U.S. BANCORP. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is a Fortune 500, financial services company with

Alium Partners Adds New Director

Alium Partners, a provider of interim management professionals in the U.K., has added Nigel Peters as director of private sector. Mr. Peters previously served as business development director for nuclear and energy and managing director of the sustainability services business unit at Serco, the FTSE 100 service and outsourcing company. “We are delighted to appoint

War for Talent Reemerges

Despite economic reports that the end of the recession is near or already over, 86 percent of U.S. workers feel the economy is still in a recession, according to the Workplace Insights Survey from recruitment solutions provider Adecco Group North America. In addition, 78 percent of workers believe this is the worst job market they've

Adecco Launches iPhone Application

Adecco Staffing US, part of Swiss-based HR solutions company Adecco, has launched its iPhone application, “Adecco Jobs,” which is available for free on iTunes. The application includes a wide range of functionalities all designed to provide access to the most possible job opportunities while also providing career insights as well as job search tips. “At

The Judge Group Expands West Coast Teams

The Judge Group, a provider recruiting services, has added Rick Iversen as vice president of sales for the San Francisco Bay Area and Jeffrey Livonius as VP of sales for Greater Los Angeles. Mr. Iversen was previously the president and founder of Prescient Placements, a Bay Area-based IT Services firm. He brings over 15 years

Demand for Top Talent Picking Up

As the global economy emerges from recession, businesses representing a broad spectrum of industries are experiencing increased competition for new senior executive and C-Suite leadership, according to the Business Barometer Survey by IMD International Search Group. Leading the way in projected increased talent demand were industries including consumer goods & services (60.9 percent), financial services

Korn Ferry Partners with Woodburn Mann

Korn/Ferry International has formed a partnership with Woodburn Mann, a Southern African leadership, recruitment and talent management firm. Whitehead Mann, acquired by Korn/Ferry in 2009, has been associated with Woodburn Mann for 28 years. Woodburn Mann will be responsible for extending the firm's executive search and talent management services in the Southern African sub-continent, in

Heidrick & Struggles to Lead CEO Search for CIBER

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International has been retained by CIBER, Inc. to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Founded in 1974, CIBER, Inc. is an international IT outsourcing and software implementation and integration consultancy. Heidrick & Struggles is a provider of senior-level executive search and leadership advisory services, including

Yoh Announces New Alignment of WorkForce Offerings

Yoh, a provider of long- and short-term temporary and direct placement of technology and professional personnel, has announced a new alignment of its workforce offerings to leverage the company's existing management talent, marketing expertise and operational infrastructure in conjunction with parent company Day & Zimmermann. As part of this alignment, Yoh will consolidate the company's

Horton Adds Former HR Executive in Hartford

Horton International has appointed Scott Esposito as managing director in the firm’s West Hartford, CT office. He will conduct executive-level searches in the industrial/manufacturing sector as well as other general management roles in a variety of industries. Mr. Esposito previously served as vice president of human resources for United Technologies Corporation, Pratt & Whitney. With

ChampionScott Partners Taps New CEO for Crowd Factory

Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has placed Sanjay Dholakia as chief executive officer at Crowd Factory. Mr. Dholakia joins Crowd Factory from Lithium Technologies, a social CRM solutions provider, where he was chief marketing officer. Backed by leading venture capital firms Hummer Winblad and Peninsula Ventures, Crowd Factory’s social marketing platform enables companies to run

Navicus Partners with TalentDrive

Navicus, a talent management software provider, has formed a partnership with TalentDrive, the creator of the on-demand resume sourcing technology, TalentFilter. Through seamless integration, this partnership combines the online resume sourcing capabilities of TalentFilter with Navicus’ talent management suite. With over 77.7 million resumes online and over 50,000 resume locations globally, Navicus incorporated advanced sourcing

Russell Reynolds Associates to Lead CEO Search for Sage

Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by Sage to lead the search for a new chief executive. Based in the U.K., Sage provides business software, services and support to small and medium sized businesses. With a worldwide network of 39 offices and more than 275 executive search professionals, Russell

Spencer Ogden Opens New Offices

Recruiting firm Spencer Ogden has opened a new office in Glasgow. The office, which will work together with the firm’s Aberdeen and London locations, will cover the oil & gas and renewable energy sectors. “Glasgow fits with our strategy of covering all aspects of energy recruitment and is a major hub for international business, being

SumTotal Systems Names New Executive Team

SumTotal Systems, Inc., a global provider of talent development solutions, has appointed John Borgerding as president and a member of its board of directors. Mr. Borgerding previously served as executive vice president for global operations at Ventyx. SumTotal has also hired Gregg Monastiero as senior vice president of sales and marketing and Nadeem Syed as

Manpower Records 18 Percent U.S. Revenue Jump

Manpower Inc./(NYSE:MAN) has posted revenues of $4.1 billion for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010, a increase of 13 percent from $3.6 billion a year earlier. Revenues rose by 18 percent in the U.S., nearly 16 percent rise in France and 17 percent in the Asia Pacific region. The Milwaukee-based company recorded earnings of

PeopleClick Authoria Names New President and CEO

Peopleclick Authoria, a provider of talent acquisition and talent management solutions, has named Joseph G. Licata Jr. as its president and CEO. Mr. Licata, with more than 25 years of customer-facing and executive leadership experience in the technology segment, will drive the post-integration growth phase of the company. He was previously president and CEO of

Korn Ferry Leads Multiple Searches for Securities and Exchange Commission

Korn/Ferry International has been retained by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) task force on hedge funds, buyout funds and mutual funds to lead the search for five new fund managers. The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation –

Manpower Business Solutions Unveils Recruiting Solution

Manpower Business Solutions (MBS), a world leader in recruitment process outsourcing, has launched its newest offering, Resume Response, a standalone front-end recruiting solution. MBS' Resume Response is a job candidate selection tool that identifies and helps screen high quality applicants through a systematic, technology-driven process augmented by MBS' recruiting expertise and best practices. “In addition

CDI IT Solutions Selected by Citrix

CDI IT Solutions (CDI), a division of IT-focused recruitment solutions provider CDI Corp., has been selected as a prime vendor by Citrix Systems, Inc. (Citrix) to provide IT staffing and direct hire services. Under the agreement, CDI will provide IT services to Citrix Systems including supplying critical staff on a temporary basis as well as

Interview with Rolf Heeb: Moving Forward After the Great Recession (Part 2)

Rolf Heeb is founder and CEO of AIMS International – Germany, which has offices in Neuss/Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Munich. In 2000, Mr. Heeb’s firm, IFM, became the German partner of AIMS International and in 2002 he became a board member of the organization and, later, regional head of the EMEA Region. He was appointed

Harvey Nash Creates iPad App

Harvey Nash Group has launched its Online Appointments Magazine (OAM) for Apple's mobile device, the iPad. OAM becomes one of a small number of applications that Apple pre-approved for the iPad's launch. “Harvey Nash has long recognized the importance of developing relationships with our candidates and clients online, and increasingly we are seeing this is

The Onstott Group Joins TRANSEARCH International

TRANSEARCH International has added Boston-based executive search firm, The Onstott Group, as a partner. The Onstott Group was founded in 1987; the firm focuses on board level, chief executive, and other senior executive positions within the technology, manufacturing, clean technology, consumer, business services, non-profit, higher education, venture capital and high growth sectors. “We have known

As Recovery Takes Hold Companies Look to Retain Talent

Only 39 percent of executives have a talent plan aimed at driving innovation, according to a new report released by Deloitte. Based on a full year of in-depth research, the study found that two out of three executives acknowledge that workforce planning is not being integrated at both the corporate and business unit levels. While

Sucherman Consulting Group Expands Consulting Practice

Sucherman Consulting Group Inc., a management consulting and executive search firm in the media and entertainment industries, has added Erik Sorenson to its senior management team as executive vice president of its consulting practice. He will support projects for the firm and manage new business development. Mr. Sorenson has extensive management experience in the fields

McDermott & Bull Fills Finance Post for Restoration Hardware

Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Roy Oakes as assistant corporate controller of Restoration Hardware. Mr. Oakes was previously the assistant controller at Long Drug Stores before its acquisition by CVS. “Roy is a financial executive with many proven years of leadership and management experience. He not only uses his managerial accounting skills to

Alliance Staffing Solutions Teams with CrimCheck.net

Alliance Staffing Solutions, a full-service recruitment agency, has formed a partnership with Crimcheck.net to create a single offering that combines staffing services with pre-employment background checks for corporate clients. The initiative will provide single-source simplicity for corporate customers seeking to streamline their staffing operations. “Most companies already provide some sort of background verification and crime

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