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EMA Partners Announces Leadership Changes Across India, UAE, and Singapore

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has announced leadership changes across India, UAE, and Singapore. “Continuity and longevity of our consultants and relationships is our biggest strength” said K Sudarshan, regional chair, Asia Pacific, EMA Partners. “Each of our colleagues have spent considerable time with the firm and bring with them an


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

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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.


Chartwell Partners Recruits CFO for Highland Homes

Dallas, TX-based executive search firm Chartwell Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Mike Loftus as the new CFO for Highland Homes in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX. Mr. Loftusis a strategic and operationally minded finance executive focused on helping companies grow by building high-performing teams and partnering closely with leaders to develop strategy and drive performance to

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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?


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


Bullhorn Acquires Textkernel

Recruiting software provider Bullhorn has acquired Textkernel, providers of sourcing AI solutions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Sourcing AI is a huge investment area for Bullhorn, and we are truly excited to embark on this journey with Textkernel,” said Matt Fischer, president and chief operating officer of Bullhorn. “We congratulate CEO Gerard Mulder, COO


Anthem Executive Recruits CIO for Texas Woman’s University

Executive recruitment firm Anthem Executive has placed Henry G. Torres as the new chief information officer Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Denton, TX. Michael Ballew, Scott Watson, Mike “JR” Wheless, and Florene Stawowy led the assignment. Dr. Torres joins TWU from the Arkansas State University System, where he has served as vice president of information technology & CIO. In his role at Arkansas


Greenwood Asher & Associates Recruits President for Milwaukee Area Technical College

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood Asher & Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Anthony Cruz as the new president of Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). Tracey Weldon, Jim Johnsen, and Itza Walters led the assignment. The board made its selection during a special meeting following an expert-led national search. The process included a rigorous review


Kennedy Executive Search Adds Member Firm in Poland

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. Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, recently expanded


ZRG Secures $120 Million in Funding

ZRG, a global talent advisory firm and portfolio company of RFE Investment Partners, has secured $120 million in debt financing from Main Street Capital Corporation and its affiliates. “This significant funding will bolster ZRG’s growth initiatives and enhance its ability to deliver innovative talent solutions to clients worldwide,” the firm said. “It is a great time to


Reffett & Associates Selected to Assist in Search for Architect of the Capitol for the U.S. Congress

The U.S. Senate Rules Committee, along with the U.S. House Committee on Administration, has selected Seattle, WA-based Reffett & Associates to assist with their search for the next Architect of the Capitol (AOC). Reffett & Associates was selected to work with the U.S. Congress based on their history of successful civilian senior level recruitments across all


McDermott + Bull Recruits CEO for Cocoon Inc.

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has recruited James R. Callan as president and CEO of Cocoon Inc., a middle-market leader in innovative corrosion-prevention solutions. This executive search was led by McDermott + Bull partner Jared Moriarty and senior executive recruiter Alyssa Camire. According to Leo Crotty, Cocoon founder and chairman of the board, the company was impressed


Cardinal Grange Assists Stephen F. Austin State University with AD Search

Cardinal Grange recently assisted in the recruitment of Michael McBroom as director of athletics at Stephen F. Austin State University. “We are excited about the future of Lumberjack athletics under McBroom’s leadership,” said Gina Oglesbee, interim president. “His proven ability to build championship-worthy programs — both on the playing surfaces and in the classroom —


Heidrick & Struggles Announces CFO Search

Executive search, leadership consulting, and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has announced that CFO Mark Harris has elected to depart the firm to pursue other opportunities. Heidrick has commenced a formal search for a new CFO, and Mr. Harris, who assumed the role in 2018, will remain with the firm until August 2024 to ensure continuity and a


Navigating DEI When Hiring Executive Leaders In Private Equity

In a historically homogenous sector, diversity rises as a leading differentiator among high performing private equity firms and their portfolio companies. From rising interest rates to increasing C-suite turnover, private equity firms and their portfolio companies have recently faced a spectrum of challenges that have limited their potential to achieve growth, according to a new report from Slayton


Lindauer Recruits Chief Development Officer for Boston Medical Center

Lindauer has recruited Susie Posner-Jones as vice president and chief development officer of Boston Medical Center (BMC), the largest essential hospital in New England. The search was led by Lindauer assistant vice president Terri Rutter and senior consultant Elsa Gomes Bondlow. “Susie Posner-Jones brings an exemplary record of success in donor engagement, along with a dedication throughout her career to


Kincannon & Reed Recruits COO for Double Good

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed, which exclusively focuses on food, agribusiness, and the related life sciences, has assisted in the recruitment of Aaron Scott  as chief operating officer – manufacturing at Double Good in Chicago. “A data-driven decision maker, Aaron is a strategic and collaborative leader who is proactive in his approach,” said Paul Izenstark, managing director.


Winsor Historical Society Selects Arts Consulting Group to Find New Leader

Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has been retained by Winsor Historical Society in Connecticut to lead in its search for a new executive director. Renée Danger-James is leading the assignment. The executive director will serve as the chief executive officer of the Windsor Historical Society and will be a strategic and people-oriented executive who values

Eric Salmon & Partners Launches Leadership Development Services

Paris-headquartered executive search, leadership advisory, and board services firm Eric Salmon & Partners has launch its Leadership Development Services, designed to accelerate executive and team performance. “This new service line reinforces Eric Salmon & Partners’ commitment to fostering transformational leadership and sustainable corporate change,” the firm said. The newly launched Leadership Development Services team is dedicated to


How to Partner With an Executive Search Firm

In today’s dynamic talent market, aligning with the right executive search firm can be the difference between merely filling a position and truly transforming your leadership landscape. However, the efficacy of this partnership hinges not only on the capabilities of the search firm but also on the behaviors and actions of the clients themselves, according


Coulter Partners Announces New Senior Management Team

Life sciences recruiting specialist Coulter Partners has announced a strategic leadership transition and the reorganization of its senior leadership team. Effective immediately, Bianca Coulter, co-founder and current CEO, will assume the full-time role of executive chair; Nicholas Green will take up the reins as CEO; Joe Coulter, co-founder, will take a broadened chief operating officer role; Charlotte James becoming chief of staff and operations;


The Millard Group Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Nuspire

The Millard Group, which focuses on building executive teams for venture capital and private equity backed growth stage technology companies, has placed Brian Lamberger as the new chief revenue officer of Nuspire, a managed security services provider in Commerce, MI. “The addition of Brian to our team marks a significant step in our strategic growth initiatives,” said Lewie Dunsworth, CEO


Noetic Search Seeking New Leader for Children First Fund

Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Noetic Search has been retained by the Children First Fund (CFF) in Chicago to lead in its search for a new executive director. Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director will lead the evolution of CFF’s organizational model, including collaboration with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) leadership, serving as a


WittKieffer Unveils New Program to Speed the Impact of Physician Executives

Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer has released a new program to expedite time to success for physician leaders taking on new roles. The accelerating impact for physician leaders solution differentiates itself from other physician leadership training and support in that it is customized to the executive, their specific role, and their organization. In addition to a coaching component, the program features


Keystone Partners Acquires The Ayers Group and Center for Executive Coaching

Keystone Partners, a founding member of Career Partners International and a portfolio company of Silver Oak Services Partners, has acquired The Ayers Group, a provider of executive coaching, leadership development and outplacement services, from Kelly Services, Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. This strategic acquisition further broadens Keystone’s capacity to deliver career management


BarkerGilmore Assists Bio-Rad Laboratories with General Counsel Search

Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has helped to recruit healthcare industry executive Courtney Enloe as the new executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Bio-Rad Laboratories. The search was led by John Gilmore, managing partner, Brittney McDonough, partner, and Katie Gilmore, managing director. “Courtney’s experience scaling and developing global teams and navigating geopolitical


TM² Executive Search Fills Senior Position for Benedict College

TM² Executive Search (TM²), a subsidiary of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), has recruited Yohannis A. Job as the vice president of enrollment management at Benedict College in Columbia, SC. After an extensive national search, Mr. Job stood out as the strongest candidate with an impressive background in advancing enrollment growth. “Mr. Job brings


TI Verbatim Consulting Names Director of Organizational Optimization

TI Verbatim Consulting, a culture assessment and DEI-oriented consulting firm, has appointed Jeffrey Hanrahan as the director of organizational optimization, where he will lead the department in its mission to “help people work better together” by creating organizational culture, process, and business improvements through assessments, evaluations, and expert consulting services emphasizing inclusion. Under his leadership,

A Look at How the CFO Role in Private Equity is Evolving

Navigating a tapestry of challenges, private equity CFOs have undergone a transformative evolution, shifting from being financial overseers to becoming strategic pilots. Their role surpasses the scope of accounting and reporting monthly numbers; they now own and harness data, providing invaluable insights that improve fact-based decision making for the organization at large, according to a

ZRG Partners Appoints Leader of EMEA Human Capital Practice

ZRG Partners has expanded with the addition of Malcolm Kemp as managing director and leader of the human capital practice. In his new role, he is accountable for profitability, client engagement, and overall growth of the firm’s EMEA human capital practice. “Malcolm is a demonstrated leader of people and talent and was the top biller

The Market for Senior Roles Heating Up at Private Equity Firms

Recruiting the right people to put in senior roles at PE portfolio companies and developing executive leadership teams to drive growth is hotter than ever. The most direct way a search partner can help PE/VC firms looking to build out management teams is obviously to identify, attract, and introduce strong talent. But, the true value

GeniusMesh Helping PE and VC Firms Find Talent Using AI

The fundamental strategy of private equity and venture capital firms is to unlock the intrinsic but unrealized value in the mature companies that they add to their portfolios. The keys to success are the professionals from the PE and VC firm who take an active role in implementing revised strategies, according to new report from

A Look at the Private Equity Sector in Canada

Like in many other regions, the private equity sector in Canada is expressing a mixed forecast for the rest of this year. While some firms are experiencing healthy fund raising and deal activity, others are curtailing targets and managing LP liquidity concerns, given the 20-year low in equity financings to date in 2023, according to Bill

JM Search Assists Summit Plastics with CEO Search

Hayden Tewell and Eric Stenholm of JM Search recently assisted in the placement of Joseph Piccione as the new CEO of Summit Plastics, Inc., a LongueVue Capital portfolio company and manufacturer of custom packaging solutions. “The appointment of Joe is an excellent development in Summit’s growth,” said Paul Ebbert, specialty packaging operating partner of LongueVue Capital. “Joe’s strong reputation, skill set, and experience

Bespoke Partners Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for Billtrust

Tess Fischer and Alexandra Bossetta of San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners have placed Scott Collins as the chief commercial officer for Billtrust, a B2B order-to-cash software and digital payments market leader. “Scott brings a wealth of experience to the role, and I am excited to welcome him to Billtrust,” said Sunil Rajasekar, CEO. “At this key time

Help Wanted: Why RPO Is Tailor Made For Explosive, Near Term Growth

Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) streamlines the hiring process by removing administrative bloat and enabling scalability in times of growth. In a new report, Technavio unpacks how this will lead to 15.2 percent CAGR between now and 2027 when global RPO is set to hit $22 billion in market size. Off-loading the recruitment process to an RPO provider

SourceLab Search Continues Aggressive Growth

Just over one year ago, The Bachrach Group’s digital division branched off from its parent company to form its own entity, SourceLab Search. In that time, senior vice presidents James Schindler and Max Siegman has grown and strengthened its services. “I am beyond thrilled about the success and growth of SourceLab in its first year,”

Lochlin Partners Recruits CFO for American Chemical Society

Executive search firm Lochlin Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Emily Kunchala as the new treasurer and CFO for the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Washington, D.C. She succeeds Albert G. Horvath, who recently moved into the CEO position. “We are very pleased that Emily has agreed to join ACS,” said Mr. Horvath. “She brings with her

Education Executives Seeks President for The Ohio State University

Santa Barbara, CA-based Education Executives has been chosen to find the next president of The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus. Former president Kristina Johnson announced in November that she would be stepping down from the role at the end of the academic year, in May. She later said that her resignation was fueled by

WilsonHCG Integrates Recent Acquisitions

Global talent solutions provider Wilson Human Capital Group (WilsonHCG) has announced that two of its brands, Profile Search & Selection (Profile) and Personify, are being fully integrated into WilsonHCG in the coming weeks. The integration follows the acquisitions of Profile and Personify, which closed in 2020 and 2023, respectively. Profile is an executive search firm with offices

The Trends and Changing Market for C-Level Executives

Today, companies are looking for leaders who are not only capable of driving growth but also have the skills to navigate the changing business landscape. The C-level job market is likely to continue to evolve rapidly in response to changes in the economy, technology, and society. The leaders who are most successful in this environment will be

DHR Global Recruits Men’s Head Basketball Coach for University of New Hampshire

Talent advisory firm DHR Global recently assisted in the recruitment of Nathan Davis as the new men’s head basketball coach for the University of New Hampshire (UNH). DHR’s managing partner and global sports practice leader Glenn Sugiyama headed the assignment. Mr. Davis replaces Bill Herrion, who served as coach for the past 18 years. “Nathan’s ability to recruit talented

The Millard Group Recruits Chief Digital Product Officer for Evolv Technology

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 Parag Vaish as chief digital product officer of Evolv Technology, a Waltham, MA-based provider of AI-based weapons detection security screening products. Craig Millard and Nancy Nash led the assignment. “We

AGB Search Places President of West Liberty University

Washington, D.C.-based AGB Search, which specializes in higher education leadership assignments, has placed Tim Borchers as the next president of West Liberty University (WLU)  in West Virginia. Dr. Borchers is currently vice president for academic affairs at Peru State College in Nebraska. Richard A. Wueste, senior executive search consultant, and Jerome A. Gilbert, executive search consultant,

PE Firm Trivest Sells Workforce Solutions Provider PeopleShare

Trivest Partners LP, a private equity firm focused on investing in founder and family-owned businesses, announced that Trivest Fund V, along with PeopleShare co-founders Dave Donald and Ryan Clark and its employee shareholders, have completed the sale of its portfolio company PeopleShare to PROMAN, the U.S. based subsidiary of Groupe PROMAN. Financial terms of the

Cracking The Code For Talent: Why Leadership Decisions Are Now Tied To Capital Efficient Growth

Despite a drop-off in deal-flow last year, all signs indicate that the tight market for seasoned talent in the private equity sector will continue for the foreseeable future. And with that, experienced leaders will continue to command premium compensation packages. All good news, right? In a sense, the PE sector could almost be viewed as

McCormack+Kristel Seeks Executive Director for Alaska-Based Identity Inc.

Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has been enlisted to find an executive director for Anchorage, AK-based Identity Inc. The non-profit works to advance Alaska’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, two-spirited + communities through advocacy, education, healthcare, and connectivity. Search consultants Zaria Davis and Bryan Epps are leading the assignment. The executive director is responsible for the

Russell Reynolds Associates Assists Penn State With Provost Search

Following a national search, Russell Reynolds Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Justin Schwartz as Pennsylvania State University’s permanent executive vice president and provost. During the search Dr. Schwartz held the position on an interim basis. “Justin is the right person to lead our academic enterprise to new levels of success, and I am thrilled

Development Guild DDI Seeks Chief Development Officer for United South End Settlements

Non-profit specialist recruitment firm Development Guild DDI was recently selected to find a chief development officer for United South End Settlements (USES). The chief development officer will be expected to build on the organization’s success of more than doubling the annual fundraising program and lead USES’ fundraising, donor relations, marketing, and communications. USES is embarking into a

McDermott + Bull Adds Advisor to Help Lead Expansion in Germany

McDermott + Bull recently expanded with the addition of Hans Matthijsse as an advisory board member in Europe with a focus on the consumer brands, retail, and hospitality industries. His primarily focus is to serve the German market, playing a leading role in expanding the firm’s footprint and services across the region. “We are thrilled

Building a Thriving Company Culture in a Work-From-Home World

In a WFH (work from home) world, creating an engaging company culture can be challenging. Many questions arise: How does one lead a team effectively without seeing them every day? How do you retain top talent? How do you hold people accountable in a WFH setting? But there’s one question that Tim Gardner of Teamalytics

Harris Search Associates Seeks CHRO for Cuyahoga Community College

Dublin, OH-based executive recruitment firm Harris Search Associates has been enlisted to find the next vice president and chief human resources officer for Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in Northeast Ohio. Managing partner Jeffrey G. Harris is leading the assignment. “Tri-C seeks a collaborative and visionary leader with the experience and ability to intentionally and proactively guide

ZRG Partners Recruits CEO for Zennify

Todd Wesson of ZRG Partners recently recruited Chris Conant as the new CEO of Zennify, a Salesforce and nCino consultancy specializing in financial services. “We founded Zennify in 2013 on the conviction that people could solve any major challenge with the right data and technology,” said Manvir Sandhu, Zennify co-founder and the company’s new chief innovation officer.

Hatch Henderson Fivel Launched to Serve Legal Sector

Legal recruiters Dan Hatch, Jennifer Henderson, and Michelle Fivel have launched Hatch Henderson Fivel (HHF), a legal search firm with a presence in both California and New York. The firm is focused on helping lawyers find their career paths while also helping law firms find the best legal talent for their unique needs. With over

Cornerstone International Group Adds New Member Firm in Montreal

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has expanded into Montreal with the addition of DERGEL Executive Search. The firm is led by managing partner Samuel Dergel. “This new addition to our growing network of offices reflects our continued commitment to providing exceptional executive search and recruitment services to our clients

7 Ways to Jumpstart Your Diversity Recruiting Strategy

With recent, rising pressure from social justice movements; greater media attention; and growing scrutiny by the public, organizations are greater paying attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce. Data from HBR shows that having exemplary diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and inclusive leadership significantly enhances team productivity and company performance. While business leaders are

TurnkeyZRG Seeks Head Men’s Golf Coach for Yale

TurnkeyZRG has been retained by Yale University to lead its search for a new head men’s golf coach. The incoming coach will develop a varsity program within the parameters of the structure and regulations of the Ivy League, the NCAA, and the university. They will develop and determine the recruitment program for and final selection of

JDG Associates Seeks Chief Human Capital Officer for USAID

Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has been enlisted to find a chief human capital officer (CHCO) for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) the lead federal agency for development and humanitarian assistance around the world. Based in Washington, D.C., the chief human capital officer, a senior executive service position, serves as the director

Slone Partners Expands Search Team

Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has expanded with the addition of Kate Portland as vice president of client partnerships. “Kate Portland is an accomplished and highly respected executive talent recruiter and client development specialist with an impressive track record of success over more than 20 years,” said Leslie Loveless, CEO. “With her vast experience formulating and executing high-level

Perrett Laver Appoints New Leadership Team

International executive search firm Perrett Laver has appointed a new global leadership team to steer the company through its next phase of growth. Arabella Chichester, Sinead Gibney, and Tom Weinberg will take over from co-founders Dan Perrett and Simon Laver, who after 20 years will transition to non-executive roles in the employee-owned company. Ms. Chichester and Dr. Gibney will be

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