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True Search Places President at PE-Backed CrossFit  

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has placed former Nike executive Jason Dunlop as president of CrossFit, based in Boulder, CO. Todd Zangrillo, co-leader of the consumer practice, led the assignment along with partner Ben O’Reilly, principal Hannah James and senior associate James Rigano. “Jason is a perfect fit for the CrossFit president role,” said Mr. Zangrillo. “He brings a high growth


Steven John & Associates Recruits Deputy General Counsel and Global Head of Commercial Legal for Snap 

Executive search firm Steven John & Associates has assisted Snap Inc. in the recruitment of Claudia Teran, a 21-year legal veteran of Fox Corp., as vice president, deputy general counsel and global head of commercial. Steve John, founder and principal, and Jason Snyder, managing director, led the assignment. Ms. Teran will report directly to general counsel Mike

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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.


Greenwood /Asher & Associates Seeks Provost for Louisiana State University

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has been enlisted to find the next executive vice president and provost for Louisiana State University’s (LSU) flagship campus in Baton Rouge. Betty Asher, co-founder, and Julie Holley, senior executive search consultant, are spearheading the assignment for the search firm. “Louisiana State University is seeking an exceptionally

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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?


Leathwaite Names Co-Leader of Global HR Practice

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has recently expanded with the addition Chris Smith. Based in London, he will co-lead Leathwaite’s global HR practice, while also steering and accelerating the firm’s strategy of ongoing diversification outside its core markets of financial & professional services. “We are delighted to welcome Chris to Leathwaite,” said Tom Pemberton, co-head of U.K. and


True Search Recruits CEO for Match Group

Executive recruiting firm True Search has assisted in the recruitment of Bernard Kim as the new chief executive officer of Match Group, a provider of digital technologies designed to help people make meaningful connections. Shar Dubey will be stepping down from the company’s top post at the end of the month. Todd Zangrillo, Agata de Reyes, and Ish Elhelbawey


Isaacson, Miller Places CHRO for Michigan State University

Following a national search, Isaacson, Miller has placed Christina K. Brogdon as the first vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer for Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing. Ms. Brogdon will start her new role on June 1, replacing Richard Fanning, who has been leading the university’s human resources organization on

Kincannon & Reed Recruits New Leader for Center for Food Integrity

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed has assisted in the recruitment of Mickie French as the new executive director of the Center for Food Integrity (CFI). She takes over for Terry Fleck, who announced his retirement late last year. Principals Paul Izenstark, Jon Leafstedt, and Jared Spader led the assignment. “Bringing a wealth of knowledge with her to the role,

CarterBaldwin Recruits Chief People Officer for CMSPI 

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has helped to place Beth Ward as chief people officer for CMSPI, an independent global payments consultancy based in Manchester, U.K. The assignment was led by partner Jennifer Sobocinski and consultant Ted Wieber. Ms. Ward, who is certified as a senior professional in human resources, is CMSPI’s first CPO and will lead


Hudson Global Posts 50.7 Percent Revenue Gain

Old Greenwich, Conn.-based recruiting firm Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) has posted first quarter revenues of $51.9 million, an increase of 50.7 percent from the same period a year ago. Americas revenue of $14.6 million increased 220 percent, Asia-Pacific revenue of $31.1 million rose by 30 percent, and Europe revenue jumped 40 percent to $6.2 million. Net income increased


Mining Executive Talent for the Web3 Ecosystem

Joe Suliman, managing director and head of Daversa Partners’ Boston office, is bullish on cryptocurrency and NextGen companies in general. Supply is high, executives want to hear about opportunities with these businesses, and demand is through the roof. In 2021 alone, Mr. Suliman points out, the latest evolution of internet technology, known as Web3, reaped $33


How the Chief People Officer is Reinventing HR

The human resource function has changed dramatically over the past 25 or so years. This change is reflected in the creation of new titles for the head of that area. Chief human resources officer, chief people officer, chief human capital officer, and others have replaced longstanding titles such as human resources director, lead, or manager


Kirk Palmer Associates Recruits Chief Design and Merchandising Officer for Fabletics

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer, and respond to ambiguity, according to a recent search firm report. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail, and the unpredictable pace of


Odgers Berndtson Adds Partner to Launch New U.S. Media & Entertainment Practice

Odgers Berndtson has appointed Jonathan Davies as a partner to launch a new U.S. media and entertainment practice for the firm, based in Los Angeles. “Jonathan is an incredible addition to our team and a great example of our commitment to continuing to expand our media and digital expertise,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “We are


Jobless Claims Rise Slightly

The Labor Department reported that 203,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 2,000 from 200,000 to 202,000. The four-week moving average was 192,750, an increase of 4,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The


Women and First Time Director Appointments at Fortune 500 Reach Record Levels 

Fortune 500 boards appointed a record share of women and first-time directors in 2021, according to the 2022 Board Monitor report from Heidrick & Struggles. The study, which analyzed Fortune 500 board appointments including representation by gender, race/ethnicity, and experience, found that global events like the pandemic, climate change, increased calls for racial and social justice, and now


The Christopher Group Seeks Head of People and Culture for Untamed Brands

The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, has been selected by Untamed Brands to lead its search for a head of people and culture. Nat Schiffer, managing director, is leading the search along with recruiting manager Logan Sweet. “We are truly honored to have been chosen to lead this head of


BarkerGilmore Recruits General Counsel for Malta

Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has assisted in the recruitment of Alex Hernandez as general counsel of Malta Inc., a Cambridge, MA-based innovator of grid-scale, long-duration energy storage. The assignment was led by John Gilmore, co-founder and managing partner, and Stephen Bell, senior director. “Alex is a great addition to


ZRG Partners Recruits Dean of School of Nursing for University of Alabama

Following a national search, ZRG Partners, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, has placed Maria Rodriguez Shirey as the next dean of the school of nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She succeeds Doreen Harper, holder of the Fay B. Ireland Endowed Deanship in the school of nursing,


Vantage Leadership Consulting Names New Marketing Leader

Vantage Leadership Consulting has appointed Sara Nelson as director of marketing. “As our firm has grown, so have the needs of our clients,” said managing partner Keith Goudy. “We are excited to have Sara on the team as she helps guide our firm into new markets, optimize client experience, and enhance our branding.” Ms. Nelson


The Web3 / Crypto Ecosystem Continues to Explode, Keeping Search Firms Busy

When hiring any Web3 executive, you need someone who’s going to drive innovation, scalability, and lead the organization through a hyper growth period. Hiring world-class talent for the fastest growing technology companies is only going to become more competitive, so understanding what skills are needed and where to look for the best talent is more


ON Partners Recruits CEO for Odyssey Semiconductor Technologies

Tim Conti and Alex Pelak of ON Partners have assisted in the recruitment of Mark Davidson as the new CEO of Odyssey Semiconductor Technologies in Ithaca, NY. He succeeds Rick Brown, the company’s co-founder, who served as interim CEO since September of last year. “Mark is known for his versatility to transform businesses into highly successful operations – having spent nearly 20


Grace Blue Partnership Recruits Chief Technology Officer for Dentsu 

London-based executive search firm Grace Blue Partnership has placed Christina Lee as chief technology officer at Dentsu Asia Pacific, an integrated marketing solutions and agency services company. Ms. Lee will be responsible for providing overarching technology strategy, industry-leading capabilities, and solutions to enable business growth and drive day to day operations through transformational business and technology initiatives.


Management Consultants for the Arts Selected by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to Find New Leader

Stamford, Conn-based executive search firm Management Consultants for the Arts has been called in by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) to lead its search for a new executive director. The assignment is being spearheaded by David Mallette, Jason Palmquist, and Shruti Adhar. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre wants a collaborative and engaged organizational leader to build on its strong financial


Amrop Rosin Launches Digital Transformation Practice   

Toronto-based executive search and advisory firm Amrop Rosin has appointed Naveen Kumar and Sanjiv Purba as co-leaders of its new digital transformation practice. “Digital transformation is on the mind of every business leader,” said Jeff Rosin, founder. “We are launching a focused practice bolstered by two world leaders to meet this need and connect clients with the talent they need to


Exploring 5 Myths of CEO Succession

There is no more important pathway to successful leadership development than succession planning. Although the stakes are immeasurably high, succession planning is still an undervalued corporate agenda item, according to a new report from Russell Reynolds Associates. Top performing organizations understand that succession planning is a key pillar of corporate performance that transcends short-term emergency


Hanold Associates Places Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for Red Hat

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has placed Shuchi Sharma as chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for Red Hat, a provider of enterprise open-source software solutions. Ms. Sharma previously served as global vice president, diversity, and inclusion at SAR, a software development company. Val Lopez, Sandra Peña and Ivy Arlia led the assignment for


Cejka Search Tapped by Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics to Find New CFO 

Cejka Search was recently selected to help recruit a new chief financial officer for Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics. Todd Wozniak, vice president, search consultant, is leading the assignment. The healthcare organization wants its CFO to be a strategic advisor who will provide the expertise needed to support the executive committee in making operational decisions that


RPA Assists Shippensburg University in the Recruitment of 18th President

Williamsport, PA-based higher education executive search firm RPA Inc. has assisted in the recruitment of Charles E. Patterson as the 18th president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He succeeds Laurie Carter who departed last summer to become president of Lawrence University in Wisconsin. “As interim president of Shippensburg University and former president of Mansfield University, Dr. Patterson has

Employers Adapting to New Work Models as Hiring Plans Remain Unsteady

Employers in the U.S report improved hiring plans for the fourth quarter following the 10 year low reported in Q3, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey” released today by ManpowerGroup. Overall hiring intentions improved in 37 of 43 countries since last quarter, though 41 declined year-over-year. Within the U.S., 20 percent expect to add to

SFN Group Records 26 Percent Revenue Gain

Recruiting giant SFN Group, formerly known as Spherion Corporation,/( (NYSE:SFN) posted second quarter 2010 revenues of $514 million, a 26 percent increase from revenues of $409 million during the same period last year. The Fort Lauderdale-based company recorded net income of $2.9 million, or five cents a share, compared with earnings of $0.4 million, or

RSR Partners Adds Former Korn Ferry Recruiters

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm based in Greenwich, Conn., has named Jason Ward and Mary Ellen Russell as managing directors. Mr. Ward, who will lead the firm's industrial practice, was previously a senior client partner at Korn/Ferry International. As a member of the firm’s global industrial practice, he formed and led

Major, Lindsey & Africa Places General Counsel at AECOM Technology

Legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has placed Nancy Laben as senior vice president and general counsel of AECOM Technology Corporation. The search was led by Peggy-Jean Harari and Maggie Catbagan in MLA’s Los Angeles office. “AECOM was looking for an attorney with substantial general corporate legal experience with a focus on sophisticated transactions,

Monster Taps Motorola President to Lead Sales Team

Online careers site Monster.com has appointed Kathy Paladino to lead its North American sales team. Prior to joining Monster, Ms. Paladino was president of Motorola, Inc.'s Enterprise Mobility division. She also held the position of senior vice president of worldwide sales at Symbol Technologies, Inc. “Kathy knows how to develop sales strategies for market leading

CDI Corp. Posts Q2 Revenue Gain

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI), a provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted second quarter revenues of $219 million, an increase of 1.7 percent from revenues of $215.4 million in the prior year quarter. The company reported net earnings of $2.6 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, versus $0.1 million in net earnings, or $0.00 per diluted share, in

Preston | Reffett Expands into Healthcare & Lifesciences

Preston | Reffett, LLC is expanding into healthcare & life sciences recruiting with plans to add offices in Kansas City and Boston to focus exclusively on this practice. “We believe that we can grow our business in the healthcare space at the same accelerated rate that both our consumer sector and public sector have experienced.

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 35 Percent Revenue Rise

Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted net revenue of $126.1 million, an increase 35.4 percent from $93.1 million in the 2009 second quarter. Net revenue increased 34.6 percent in the Americas, 15.4 percent in Europe, and 69.4 percent in the Asia Pacific region. Net revenue from leadership consulting services increased 32.3

VMA Group Names Head of Financial Services

U.K.-headquartered recruitment consultancy firm VMA Group has named Libby Trace as head of financial services in its London office. Ms. Trace formerly served as managing director of Price Trace Hawes. She brings 20 years’ recruitment experience to VMA with over 10 years at the board level. She has previously handled search assignments for clients including

HireRight Acquires PowerChex Limited

HireRight, a global provider of on-demand employment screening solutions, has acquired Powerchex Limited, a pre-employment screening firm based in the U.K. “Powerchex’s commitment to service, expertise and innovation is shared by HireRight and the cultures of the two businesses align well in terms of vision, values and strategy,” said Mike Petrullo, HireRight president and CEO.

SourceRight Solutions Adds RPO Manager

SourceRight Solutions, a division of Spherion Corporation, has appointed Darren Simons to serve as vice president and general manager of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO). In this leadership role, Mr. Simons has direct responsibility for all RPO delivery and client relationships across a diverse portfolio of mid-market and Fortune 500 clients in key industry sectors, including

HireVue Closes $5 Million in Funding

Video interviewing provider HireVue has closed series B financing totaling $5 million. The round was led by new investor, Granite Ventures, with participation from previous investors, including JCP Capital. “The perfect hiring process should be empowering to a company and its candidates rather than feeling like a necessary burden,” said Mark Newman, CEO and co-founder

Preston | Reffett Leading Chief HR Officer Search for Ahold USA

Preston | Reffett, LLC has been retained to conduct a search for a chief human resources officer for Ahold USA, a $20 billion supermarket company on the East Coast. Managing partner, Gary Preston, will lead the search engagement. Preston | Reffett, LLC, is a retained firm with offices in Seattle, Philadelphia, New York City, Buffalo,

AESC Adds Five Member Firms

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has added The Albertini Group, DeZaSearch, Miller Black Associates, TASA Worldwide Peru and Vision Executive Search as its newest member firms. Based in Dallas, The Albertini Group serves the technology, telecommunications, medical device, education, and consumer sectors. Based in Mexico City, DeZaSearch provides executive recruitment services for multinational

Cole, Warren & Long Expands Banking Practice

Executive search firm Cole, Warren & Long, Inc. has announced the expansion of its banking practice to include senior compliance positions. Two former executive vice presidents of MBNA America Bank will be working with the firm in this effort. They are J. Douglas Hazelton, who held a number of senior positions at MBNA America Bank,

Motion HR and Talent Technology Corp. Join Forces

Motion HR, LLC, the global HRIT consulting services company, has formed an alliance with Talent Technology Corporation, a provider of component recruiting technologies for the recruiting/staffing industry and corporate HR departments. The partnership will deliver a subscription recruiting solution powered by Oracle E-Business Suite's iRecruitment software and Talent Technology's resume mirror extraction, search, and job

SucessFactors Records 27 Percent Revenue Jump

SuccessFactors, Inc./(NASDAQ:SFSF) has posted second quarter revenues of $46.8 million, an increase of 27 percent, compared to $36.9 million in the second quarter of last year. The company recorded a net loss was $4.5 million, or six cents per share, compared to a net loss was $2.3 million, or four cents per share, a year

Kenexa Acquires Centre for High Performance Development

Kenexa Corporation, a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has acquired The Centre for High Performance Development (Holdings) Limited (CHPD). Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. CHPD's research on leadership development and training will add to Kenexa's existing research and content portfolio. Founded in 1996 and with offices in London and

Horton Adds De Man & Partners in Amsterdam

Horton International has added De Man & Partners of The Netherlands to its global roster of affiliates. The firm, which will operate out of Amsterdam, was established in 1984 by Ton van der Weegen “At De Man & Partners, we are looking forward to working with our Horton International Partners, located in 26 countries around

Pedersen & Partners Adds Consultant in Greece

Pedersen & Partners has added Yannis Nakopoulos as a senior consultant in Greece. In his new role, Mr. Nakopoulos will be responsible for managing client relationships and executing senior level recruitment assignments across Pedersen & Partners’ organization, and developing the energy and clean technology sector within the industrial practice group. Mr. Nakopoulos brings a wealth

Cook Associates Finds New Marketing VP for Aviva

Chicago-based Cook Associates Executive Search has recruited Nag Odekar as vice president of consumer marketing at Aviva USA. Most recently, Mr. Odekar was the director of brand strategy and advertising for Northwestern Mutual. Aviva USA is part of Aviva plc, the fifth largest insurer in the world. Aviva USA is a sales leader of fixed

Dice Posts 11 Percent Revenue Gain

Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX), a career website for technology and engineering professionals, has recorded revenues of $29.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 20010, an increase of 11 percent from $27 million in the comparable quarter of 2009. Recruitment activity increased at each of our online brands led by Dice.com and eFinancialCareers.com, which saw revenues

TRANSEARCH Adds Four Consultants

TRANSEARCH International has added Manisha Deva, Keiichi Iso, Richard Guest and Lars Tegelberg to its New Delhi, Tokyo, Dubai and Gothenburg offices. Ms. Deva is a senior partner in the New Delhi office and will serve as a member of the firm’s financial services practice. She built up a sales and business development background in

Allen & York Opens New Office in Melbourne

Executive recruiters Allen & York has opened a new office in Melbourne, Australia. “Our international focus has seen our operations move into Australia, Middle East, Europe, Asia and South Africa which is why we feel that it is the right time to spread our expertise to help our clients on the ground with all their

Pinstripe Adds New EVP

Pinstripe, Inc., a human resources and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) company, has appointed Angela Hills as executive vice president and leader of commercial business. “Angela’s talent management expertise enhances Pinstripe’s existing suite of services with a valuable new skill set. Her specific focus on talent management within the human capital space will add another dimension

Saba Posts 15.9 Percent Revenue Increase

Saba/(NASDAQ:SABA), a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, has posted revenues of $29.6 million for the fourth quarter ended May 31, 2010, an increase of 15.9 percent compared to revenues of $25.6 million in the same period of the prior year. The company reported net income of $777,000, or three cents a share, compared

Russell Reynolds Completes Ceo Search For People’s United Financial

Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has placed John P. Barnes as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors at People's United Financial Inc. Mr. Barnes was also named president, CEO and a director of the company's subsidiary, People's United Bank. The company's announcement follows an extensive

DHR Adds Recruiters in Atlanta and Beijing

DHR International has added Clyde Stutts as executive vice president in the firm’s Atlanta office and Kitty Vorisek to start a Beijing office for the firm. Mr. Stutts has over 25 years of experience leading HR and support functions for companies in the branded retail, wholesale, and manufacturing industries. Prior to DHR, Mr. Stutts was

Nosal Partners Places Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung

Executive recruiter Nosal Partners LLC has recruited Ralph Santana as senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Mr. Santana was previously vice president of marketing at PepsiCo North America. The search was conducted by David Nosal, chairman and CEO, and Bob Kobayashi, managing partner, at Nosal Partners. Samsung Electronics Co.,

Bond and Newbury Form Alliance

Recruitment software provider Bond International Software and Newbury Consulting Group, a leading consultancy for Oracle's PeopleSoft Staffing applications, have announced a partnership to integrate and cross-market their respective products and services. This partnership will allow clients of both companies to integrate the Bond Adapt Staffing front-office solution with the PeopleSoft Staffing back-office system that encompasses

Futurestep Appoints VP of RPO and Recruitment Solutions

Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry International company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has appointed Jeanne MacDonald as vice president and general manager, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and recruitment solutions, U.S. In her role, Ms. MacDonald will provide operational leadership and oversee the strategic development and growth of Futurestep's RPO and recruitment projects business in the U.S. Prior

Halogen Software Creates Job Description Builder

Halogen Software has created Job Description Builder, a solution to include job descriptions as part of the performance management workflow. This new offering helps HT execs make sure their strategies are current, relevant and integrated with all organizational performance management processes. Job Description Builder comes with a wide range of sample job descriptions that span

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