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9 Things Executive Search Consultants Say Not To Do

Over the decades, executive search professionals have gathered much intelligence about critical aspects of how candidates need to present themselves when represented by their search practice. Recruiters are retained by the hiring company, so they know the firm, know the pay range, know the benefits plan, know the hiring manager requirements, know the culture, know


Buffkin / Baker Recruits President for Palmetto Infusion

Partner-led executive search firm Buffkin / Baker recently assisted in the placement of Tim Hadley as the new president of Palmetto Infusion in Columbia, SC. The search was led by Jackson Ross, partner, and Ryan Baggett, associate partner. “Tim’s wealth of experience and dedication to healthcare align seamlessly with our mission,” said David Goodall, CEO of Palmetto Infusion. “As we focus

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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.


Cooper Coleman Recruits New Leader for ReVive Center for Housing and Healing

Chicago-based Cooper Coleman LLC has assisted in the recruitment of Kesha Larkins as the new executive director of ReVive Center for Housing and Healing in Chicago. Ms. Larkins is a seasoned non-profit leader with a track record in fundraising, operational management, and program development. With a commitment to trauma-sensitive care, she has dedicated her career to making

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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?


Calibre One Opens Latin America Practice

Executive search firm Calibre One has appointed Manny Corsino to start up and lead its new Latin America practice from Miami. Additionally, this is Calibre One’s first Miami office. “We’re extremely pleased Manny will be leading this new venture for us,” said Tom Barnes, managing partner for Calibre One. “His vast experience working both in the U.S. and throughout Latin


Randstad Digital Acquires AI-Powered Torc

Randstad N.V. has announced that Randstad Digital has acquired Torc, a next-generation AI-powered talent marketplace platform with more than 25,000 digital talent enrolled worldwide, with a specific current emphasis on LATAM, the U.S., and India. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. This acquisition allows Randstad Digital to further accelerate clients’ access to digital talent, including


Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Tapped by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to Find Chief Development Officer

Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, has been chosen by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York City to lead in its search for a chief development officer. The assignment is being led by Gerard F. Cattie Jr. The CDO will design and lead a comprehensive, robust fundraising strategy to meet the Guggenheim’s current


JM Search Recruits CEO for Starwest Botanicals

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies, and Fortune 1000s, recently placed Brian Jansen as the new CEO of Starwest Botanicals, Inc. Alissa Moody, Kristian Shannon, and Phil Menzel led the assignment. “We are excited to share the placement of Brian Jansen as CEO of Starwest Botanicals,” said JM Search


Heidelberg University Retains Spelman Johnson to Lead CHRO Search

A number of universities have recently turned to search firms to find new chief human resources officers. Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson was recently retained by Heidelberg University in Tiffin, OH, to lead in its search for a new CHRO. Senior consultant Laura Puckett-Boler is leading the assignment. This senior leader reports directly to the university


Lindauer Appoints Co-Leader of Advocacy, Policy, and Social Enterprise Practice

Lindauer has appointed Bob Giannino as senior vice president and co-leader of its advocacy, policy, and social enterprise practice. “Bob has made a transformative difference at the highest levels of nonprofit leadership by identifying opportunities for impact, making bold plans, and bringing people together to find common cause for the common good,” said Deb Taft, CEO.


Leadership Needs Shift Dramatically as VC Moves to Wartime Footing

Over a 20-plus-year search career, Ben Dewar of NU Advisory Partners has led hundreds of recruiting engagements across every corporate function imaginable. Along the way, he has recruited dynamic executive talent into CxO and VP roles for VC-backed, PE-backed and public high-growth technology and consumer companies. From that perch, he has witnessed up close and personal


Understanding the Difference Between Retained and Contingent Search

Navigating the world of talent acquisition and recruitment can be tricky for both clients and candidates. Whether you are looking to add an individual to your team or seeking a new opportunity; it is important to understand the landscape when considering a talent partner, according to a report from Mississauga, ON-headquartered executive search firm TSI


The Millard Group Helps Recruit Executive Chairman and CEO for NexusTek

The Millard Group, which focuses on building executive teams for venture capital and private equity backed growth stage technology companies, has assisted in the recruitment of Bobby Christian as executive chairman and Hamilton Yu as CEO of NexusTek in Greenwood Village, CO. Associate partner Nancy Nash, senior search consultant Margo Jenkins, and search consultant Haley


BrainWorks Fills Senior Position for Macrobond Financial

Warren, NJ-based executive search firm BrainWorks placed Carla Mendy as global leader of revenue operations with Macrobond Financial in London. Liam Garrity, national practice leader, led the search. “We are thrilled to welcome Carla to Macrobond’s leadership team,” said Howard Rees, chief commercial officer of Macrobond Financial. “Her wealth of experience and strategic vision will be


Griffith Group Expands to British Columbia

Toronto-based executive recruitment firm Griffith Group Executive Search has expanded its presence with the opening of a new office in British Columbia. “This expansion marks a significant milestone in the firm’s growth and to its commitment to serving its clients with local expertise,” the search firm said. “The firm’s new office in British Columbia strategically


Creating a Positive Corporate Culture for Employee Engagement

Corporate culture, when nurtured properly, creates a workforce that is not only dedicated but also emotionally and intellectually committed to the organization’s goals. This exploration delves into effective strategies for nurturing a resilient and vibrant organizational culture, according to a recent report from EMA Partners’ Chris Hardy. “Additionally, it addresses the critical challenge of rejuvenating


Slone Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Carisma Therapeutics

Chief medical officers are typically cited as the senior government official designated head of medical services, sometimes at the national level. The post is held by a physician who advises and leads a team of medical experts on matters of public health importance. According to recruiters, the role of the chief medical officer has evolved in recent years, and


D. Hilton Associates Seeking CEO for Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has about 5,300 federally insured credit unions, with more than $1.5 trillion in assets and 118.3 million members, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000


Vangst Acquires CannabizTemp

Vangst, the cannabis-focused hiring platform, has acquired CannabizTemp, the temporary staffing division of CannabizTeam. The acquisition was 50 percent cash, 50 percent stock, and is the first acquisition in the cannabis HR space. Vangst launched Vangst GIGS, an on-demand hiring platform, in 2018 to address the cannabis industry’s hiring needs. Since launching Vangst GIGS Vangst


Kestria Adds New Member Firm in South Africa

Kestria, formerly known as IRC Global Executive Search Partners, has added Edge Executive Search in South Africa as its newest member firm. “In our continuous effort to strengthen and expand our alliance into critical markets, we are excited about our new member firm in South Africa led by Janice Wagner,” said Katerina Meimaroglou, president of


Using Leadership Assessment to Win the PE Talent Wars

Talent has become an increasingly acknowledged driver of value creation in private equity firms as pressure to deliver outsized returns increases. With this, PE funds have invested in executive recruiting services and built out their own internal functions to find the best talent in an increasingly competitive landscape. Nevertheless, the evaluation process for talent hasn’t


The Key Strategies for Scaling a Business; More Than Just an Experienced CEO

Scaling a business is an important milestone that many companies hope to accomplish. However, the common misconception is that it takes an experienced CEO at the helm to successfully navigate this crucial phase. In reality, scaling has more to do with readiness, purpose, and a specific set of required leadership traits and skills that often

Hanold Associates Recruits Chief Legal Officer for the U.S. Soccer Federation

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has placed Carlos Kuri as the chief legal officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation in Chicago. Jason Hanold, Mayank Parikh, Meg McElroy, and Catie Nelson led the assignment. “I’m thrilled to join U.S. Soccer at this momentous time for the organization and sport, as we look forward to the Men’s World Cup


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

Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group was recently retained by Point Foundation to lead in its search for a chief program officer. Kevin Chase, managing partner, and Catie DiFelice, senior associate, are spearheading the assignment for the search firm. The chief program officer is responsible for managing Point’s scholarship programs, spearheading program innovation and delivery, and


Egon Zehnder Appoints Co-Head for North America CEO Board Practice

Leadership advisory firm Egon Zehnder has named Pam Warren as a new leader for the North America CEO and board practice. She joins Chuck Gray at the helm of the practice, succeeding Lisa Blais. “We are thrilled to welcome Pam Warren as co-head of the North America CEO and board practice,” said Mr. Gray. “Her commitment


A Look at the Landscape for Hiring a PE Operating Company CEO

Leaders of private equity firms looking to hire a portfolio-business CEO have a great deal to consider. The U.S. PE talent landscape is changing dramatically in real time, due to multiple forces related to economics, industry, and consumer habits, according to a recent report from Heidrick & Struggles’ Jason Henderson and Amanda Worthington. “They’re all


Envision Consulting Assists Ryman Arts with Executive Director Search

Following an extensive search, Pasadena, CA-based Envision Consulting has assisted in the recruitment of Audrey T. Salzburg as the new executive director of Ryman Arts. “We are thrilled to welcome Audrey Salzburg as our new executive director,” said David A. Price, board chair. “She is a charismatic and visionary leader, uniquely positioned to build and foster


Buffkin / Baker Leading President Search for Augusta University

Partner-led executive search firm Buffkin / Baker was recently retained by Augusta University to lead in its search for a new president. Partner Ann Yates and associate Dinah DeWitt are leading the assignment. Reporting to the chancellor of the University System of Georgia, the president of Augusta University serves as the campus’ chief executive officer, directs the


PoliHire Appoints General Counsel and Senior Advisor

PoliHire, a retained executive search firm and consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., has expanded with the addition of James Banks as senior director and general counsel and Marcia K. Thompson as senior advisor. “I am thrilled to have James and Marcia’s extraordinary talents and expertise on our team as we approach our 19th year in

Managing Cultural Friction Along The M&A Deal Cycle

New research from McKinsey & Company confirms that companies that regularly and systematically pursue moderately-sized M&A deliver better shareholder returns than companies that don’t. To be sure, M&A offers companies an unparalleled opportunity to scale. Why, then, do so many acquisitions fail? According to Culture Partners, a West Coast-based culture consultancy, poor outcomes are the result of a

Why Workers Aren’t Retiring

On the surface, it’s not news that sets off alarm bells at organizations across the country: The giant asset manager Fidelity says the percentage of its clients able to cover their retirement expenses has declined by five percentage points since before the pandemic started, to 78 percent. But that stat, combined with the fact that

Caldwell Recruits Chief Technology Officer for Accelsius

The forces that shape the technology, internet, telecom, and IT services industries move at the speed of light. In these industries, having the right leaders—with the vision and ability to drive growth and innovation—is an absolute necessity. Jim Bethmann of Toronto-based Caldwell recently placed Richard Bonner as the new chief technology officer for Accelsius, which is working

McDermott + Bull Recruits CIO for Bank of Marin

McDermott + Bull has placed Sathis Arasadi as the new chief information officer of Bank of Marin Bancorp and its wholly owned subsidiary, Bank of Marin. The search was completed by McDermott + Bull president Brandon Biegenzahn and executive recruiter Julia Markward. “We are thrilled to welcome Sathis to the Bank of Marin team,” said Tim Myers, president

BroadView Talent Partners Appoints Leader of Midwest Office

BroadView Talent Partners has expanded with the addition of Christie Angel to lead the firm’s Midwest office. “Christie is perhaps one of the most naturally gifted board governance, advisory, and leadership development professionals with whom I have had the pleasure of working and observing,” said Tracy McMillan, managing partner and CEO of BroadView Talent Partners. “Her multidimensional

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. Despite market turbulence and a softening economy in the second half, executive recruiters pulled

ZRG Partners Recruits CEO for Banner Real Estate

Matt Slepin of ZRG Partners recently recruited Bob Flannery as the new chief executive officer of Banner Real Estate. He takes over this position following the planned retirement of Kent McCreedy. “The board of directors is thrilled to have Bob take the helm at Banner,” said Milt Pinsky, co-founder and chairman. “He has excellent management skills,

Cook Silverman Seeks Chief Development Officer for The Osher Marin JCC

Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been retained by The Osher Marin Jewish Community Center (JCC) to lead its search for a new chief development officer. The JCC is seeking a chief development officer to energize donors and build on its recent successes to support its mission and accelerate its fundraising efforts to support growth and

Kevin Chase Executive Search Places Executive Director for the Spahr Center 

Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has helped in placing Joseph Tuohy as the new executive director of the Spahr Center, which provides services for Marin County, CA’s LGBTQ+ and HIV community. Leading the assignment were Kevin Chase, managing partner, and Catie DiFelice, senior consultant. Mr. Tuohy replaces interim executive director Cindy Myers, who led the non-profit

Direct Recruiters Inc. Appoints Partners

OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has named Aaron Kutz, Shayla Jastrzebski, and Kim Jaber as partner. “Aaron, Shayla, and Kim hold major roles in their respective areas of expertise, and contribute towards the overall growth and success of Direct Recruiters,” the firm said. “We are thrilled to announce the promotions of Aaron Kutz, Shayla Jastrzebski and Kim Jaber,”

Achieving Diversity on a Global Scale

Diversity across the globe is an ongoing and evolving conversation. Keeping diversity at the center when it comes to people is key to building a successful and sustainable business strategy. To explore this topic deeper, Dwain Celistan, managing partner, diversity practice group leader at DHR Global, spoke to culture leaders to share insights into how their respective

7 Executive Search Trends to Watch

As 2023 progresses, the landscape of executive search is evolving rapidly. Executive head hunters and C-level recruiting firms continue to look for innovative ways to attract and retain top talent. In a recent report, the recruiting team of KTRIAN Solutions identified seven key trends to improve your C-level recruitment strengths and shape for the remainder of 2023. Here’s

The Tolan Group Recruits SVP of HR for One GI

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources 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 executive

Academic Search Seeks CHRO for Central Connecticut State University

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been enlisted to find the next chief human resources officer for Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in New Britain, CT. Senior consultant Carlos N. Medina and associate consultant Christy L. Scott are leading the assignment. “Central Connecticut State University seeks a dynamic, distinguished executive to serve as its next CHRO to

Salveson Stetson Group Appoints Vice President

Radnor, PA-based executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group has expanded with the addition of Zak Volz as vice president. “We are so excited to welcome Zak Volz to Salveson Stetson Group,” the search firm said. “Zak is a seasoned HR leader who possesses a strong approach to business development and has provided excellent client and candidate

A Look at the Talent Needs for Today’s Private Equity Firms

Private equity firms are saying that talent is the most important factor in driving growth. This sentiment explains why the market for private equity leadership talent remains tight despite the sharp drop-off in deal volume in the sector, according to Bespoke Partners’ newly released Private Equity Talent Benchmark Report series, which delves into the trends that

True Acquires Jopwell

Global talent provider True has acquired Jopwell, a hiring platform focused on advancing the careers of black, Latinx and Native American students and early-to-mid-career professionals. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Jopwell perfectly complements the executive-level recruitment focus of True Search and sister organization AboveBoard,” the search firm said. “This holistic offering solidifies True as the leading

WittKieffer Seeking VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Providence College

Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer has been selected to find a vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion for Providence College in Rhode Island. The assignment is being led by Christine J. Pendleton, Lucy Leske, and Sarah Seavey. The vice president serves as a member of the president’s cabinet and is responsible for spearheading Providence College’s development and

Kincannon & Reed Recruits Chief Sustainability Officer for National Pork Board

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed, which exclusively focuses on food, agribusiness, and the related life sciences, recently recruited James Burr as the chief sustainability officer of National Pork Board. “Jamie brings an innate ability to communicate across audiences and is known for being a collaborative leader who instills trust,” said Sally Day, managing partner.

Egon Zehnder Names Co-Leader of U.S. CEO and Board Practice

Leadership advisory firm Egon Zehnder has appointed Charles Gray as co-leader of its U.S. CEO and board practice. He joins Lisa Blais in co-leading the newly combined practice, effective immediately. Last year, Egon Zehnder combined its CEO and board practices globally under the leadership of Ashley Summerfield to coordinate efforts in building and deepening relationships

Examining Bain’s 2023 PE Outlook Report, With An Eye On Talent

Market uncertainty appears to be the main takeaway from Bain’s 2023 private equity outlook report. According to the latest Bain brief, as buyers, sellers, and lenders all wait for economic clarity, unpredictability will continue to act as a cap on deal activity. As a result of the recent global bank crisis, an overall decline in

Finding the Right Talent for International Expansion

Fortune 500 companies such as Home Depot, Target, and Walmart have failed to expand into new international markets. What’s hindering their success? Cultural differences, regulatory requirements, and competition from established local players can create barriers for organizations seeking to expand. Seventy-one percent of HR executives cite HR-related issues as the most significant challenge to global

ON Partners Recruits CFO for Investors Management Corp.

The pressure on chief financial officers during the pandemic has been significant. That has made finding the best ones big business for executive recruiters. Just recently, Tim Conti of ON Partners assisted in the recruitment of Jennifer Moses as CFO of Investors Management Corp. (IMC) in Raleigh, NC. Ms. Moses was most recently CFO of G1 Therapeutics. In this

Greenwich Harbor Partners Recruits Three Board Members for IDEA Public Schools

Although boards of directors are considered the backbones of organizations, director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. Recently, Greenwich Harbor Partners assisted in the recruitment of Michael Adams, Nanette Cocero, and Sali Osman as

Acertitude Names Partners

Executive search firm Acertitude has appointed James Kenyon, Jessica Tvelia, and Geoff Votta as partners. “In the professional services arena, achieving partner status is a big deal as it signifies the time, energy, and dedication that these individuals have for building relationships, expertise, and developing junior people,” said Kevin O’Neill, co-founder and managing partner. “I speak

Looking Into the Great Leadership Rethink for 2023

Talented people want different things from the firms they work for today, and the old models of leadership are looking increasingly unstable. To thrive, leaders must rethink their approach and put equity, collaboration, and listening at the core of everything they do, according to a recent report from Sheffield Haworth. “The pandemic accelerated trends that threw

How Remote Work is Helping the Disabled

The remote job market has significantly impacted the disabled community’s ability to re-enter the workforce. The record high 21.3 percent employment rate for Americans with disabilities in 2022 was primarily driven by remote work opportunities, which were more accessible than traditional office work to those with physical or mental disabilities, according to a recent report

Diversified Search Group Seeks Chief Development Officer for Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has been enlisted to find a chief development officer for the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy in Washington, D.C. The assignment is being led by Gerard F. Cattie Jr., Manuel A. Gongon Jr., Ian McCray, and Beth Reeves. “The

BoardWalk Consulting Seeks CFO for Winrock International

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting was recently retained by Winrock International to lead in its search for a new chief financial officer. Managing director Kathy Bremer and director of research Patti Kish are leading the assignment. The CFO reports to the CEO and is a strategic member of the executive team and partner to the board and global

Amrop Expands in Ireland

Amrop, a global leadership advisory and executive search partnership, has expanded in Ireland with the addition of Catherine Tempany as a new partner. She has over 25 years’ business experience at senior management level with a range of Irish and international companies. As an executive search consultant, her focus has been on international C-suite roles

Delivering Talent for the AI Revolution

Not a day goes by in recent weeks in which artificial intelligence has not been a part of the global conversation, be it in the headlines or on social media or in the halls of government. With the arrival of ChatGPT late last year, along with competitors Chatsonic, Bing AI Chat, Google Bard, and others,

Hanold Associates Recruits Chief People Officer for Grenzebach Glier and Associates

Sonia Nagra, Sandra Peña, and Meg McElroy of Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search have assisted in the recruitment of Karen Rasch as chief people officer for Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A). In this role, she will develop and operationalize a people strategy that will attract, develop, and retain top talent at the firm. Ms. Rasch

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