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Spencer Stuart Recruits President for the National Outdoor Leadership School

Spencer Stuart has assisted in the recruitment of Sandy Colhoun as its new president of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). “With a strategic mindset and a keen ability to assess operations and bring clarity to the school’s complex finances, Sandy met and exceeded these critical requirements,” said N. Stuart Harris, NOLS board of trustees


ON Partners Recruits CISO for SPS Commerce

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

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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.


Shelli Herman and Associates Recruits CEO for the Dallas Zoo

Following a comprehensive national search for a new leader for the organization, Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has placed Lisa New as the new CEO of the Dallas Zoo. She will be the Zoo’s first female CEO in its 135-year history. Ms. New succeeds someone she often has recognized as one of her mentors, Gregg Hudson,

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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?


Aya Healthcare Acquires Winnow AI

Aya Healthcare, a healthcare recruiting provider, has acquired Winnow AI, which uses artificial intelligence to match physicians with open roles. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Winnow AI was created by SwitchPoint Ventures, a venture studio that builds AI-driven business solutions for the challenges of healthcare. “Winnow AI offers a more targeted approach


EY Survey Reveals Enthusiasm For AI Will Drive M&A Frenzy

According to new survey data from EY, CEOs in the United States are riding a wave of optimism when it comes to revenue, profits, transactions, and the potential of generative AI. Survey data published this past month reveals that business leaders are confidently steering their organizations towards profitability, even as economic concerns loom. While AI


Egon Zehnder Selected by BP to Find New CEO

Leadership advisory firm Egon Zehnder has been called in by BP to lead in its for a new CEO, according to Sky News. Its search is expected to encompass external candidates as well as internal candidates, including the interim chief executive Murray Auchincloss. According to Sky insiders, Mr. Auchincloss, who was previously BP’s finance chief, has


Buffkin / Baker Recruits Director of Athletics for Middle Georgia State University

Partner-led executive search firm Buffkin / Baker has placed Michael Brown as the director of athletics for Middle Georgia State University (MGA) in Macon. Partner Kenn Carrick and principal Janny DeLoache led the assignment. “The goal of transition to NCAA Division II is to provide student-athletes with enhanced opportunities for competition, as well as greater access to


Direct Recruiters Inc. Appoints Practice Leader

OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has named Christian Byrd as practice leader, medical device, overseeing operations in North America and the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Christian will partner with medical device clients across various functions, including commercial, medical, clinical, R&D, regulatory, quality and safety to provide customized recruitment solutions. “We are thrilled to welcome Christian to the


Hudson Global RPO Appoints CEO

Hudson RPO, a global total talent solutions company owned by Old Greenwich, Conn.-based recruiting firm Hudson Global Inc., has named Jacob Zabkowicz as global chief executive officer. “I am excited to welcome Jake to the Hudson RPO team,” said Jeff Eberwein, CEO of Hudson Global. “Jake’s growth orientation and winning mindset will help Hudson RPO achieve its aggressive growth goals. Over the


How Private Equity Outfits are Keeping Recruiters Busy

Attracting and retaining top talent is a challenge given the specialized skills and experience required to be successful in a private equity-backed portfolio company. When seeking potential talent for leadership positions, PE firms are laser-focused on finding specific domains and industry expertise to fit the unique culture and environment of their investments, according to Rob


Caldwell Recruits CISO for West Fraser

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


Massey Henry Seeking CFO/CRO for SaskCentral

Toronto-based executive search firm Massey Henry was recently retained by SaskCentral to lead in its search for a chief risk officer and chief financial officer. Reporting to the CEO, this executive ensures the financial and operational viability of SaskCentral, leading and supporting the strategic vision and development of high-level corporate business objectives at the board and


Harris Search Associates Recruiting Founding Dean for Xavier University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine

Following an extensive national search that included a highly competitive candidate pool from across the country, Harris Search Associates has placed Steven Halm as founding Dean of the Xavier University proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine, which slated to become the nation’s first Jesuit osteopathic medicine school opening its doors to students in 2027. “Xavier is gaining a


NPAworldwide Adds 13 Member Firms in the U.S.

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


Arts Consulting Group Tapped by the Bruce to Lead COO Search

Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has been retained by the Bruce Museum (the Bruce) in Greenwich, Conn, to lead in its search for a new chief operating officer. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, senior vice president, and Josyanne Roche, vice president, are leading the assignment for the search firm. The COO, in partnership with the executive director and CEO,


5 Top Skills for Human Resources Leaders Today

Human resources leadership continues to plays an important role in shaping an organization’s success by effectively managing its most valuable asset – its people. As the HR landscape continues to evolve, HR leaders must equip themselves with essential skills that go beyond traditional administrative tasks. In this article, The Christopher Group explores five essential skills


ON Partners Recruits CEO for MacStadium

Co-president Matt Mooney and partner Jake Espenlaub of ON Partners have recruited Kenneth Tacelli as the new president and CEO of MacStadium, an Atlanta-based Mac cloud provider. He succeeds co-founder Gregory McGraw, who has transitioned to executive chair of the MacStadium board of directors. Mr. McGraw recently announced his retirement after a 12 year tenure building and leading the company. “We are thrilled


Bannerot Partners Assists Remington Hospitality with CHRO Search

CHROs have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company. Their job description calls for them to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk-taking, and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest success will have diverse skill-sets,


The Professional Footballers’ Association Taps TurnkeyZRG to Lead Chief Commercial Officer Search

TurnkeyZRG has been tapped by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) to lead in its search for a chief commercial officer. George Williams, managing director, U.K. and Europe, is leading the assignment. The purpose of this role is to scale the revenues generated by the PFA from commercial partnerships with sponsors, brands, media organizations and other key stakeholders


The Current State of Executive Recruiting

Look back three months and optimism was high. Everyone was hoping for a rebound and many were willing to believe certain data points—a market rally, continued growth in executive hiring—served as confirmation we were there—or, at least, almost there. Despite stubbornly high interest rates and global conflicts, Q2 was a proof point for the optimist.


Renovata & Company Recruits International President for RLDatix

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has placed Chris Baker as president international of RLDatix in Chicago. “Chris understands the healthcare industry and the challenges it faces,” says Thomas Jepsen, partner at Renovata & Company. “He also has a successful track record of driving enterprise software strategies that deliver innovation and


Myers McRae Tapped by Dakota Wesleyan University to Lead Provost Search

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been retained by Dakota Wesleyan University to lead in its search for a new provost. Kenny Daugherty, the search firm’s president, is leading the assignment, along with Darrel Colson, senior consultant. The provost leads the university’s efforts in academic and student affairs, supporting faculty and staff who offer students


Campbell & Company Retained by Outreach International to Find New Leader

Campbell & Company has been retained by Outreach International to lead in its search for a new president and CEO for Outreach International. Leading the assignment are Dan Nevez, vice president, executive search, Alexandra Catuara, senior consultant, and Angèle Bubna, consultant. The president and CEO of Outreach International will have an inspiring and fulfilling opportunity


August Leadership Names Head of Global Operations

Executive recruitment firm August Leadership has appointed Faiza Savul as a partner and head of global operations. She will be based out of Karachi, Pakistan. With Faiza’s remarkable dedication and diverse experience, we have no doubt she’ll be an outstanding addition to the team,” August Leadership said. “She’s exceptionally skilled at developing innovative HR initiatives and strategies to


The Keys to Scaling: It’s More Than Just an Experienced CEO

Scaling a company is a significant milestone that many businesses aspire to achieve. 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


JM Search Recruits CEO for RX Green Technologies

Kristian Shannon and Jocelyn Scott of JM Search have recruited Gary Santo as CEO of RX Green Technologies, a producer of commercial cultivation supplies for the cannabis industry. He replaced Wes Matelich, who will remain on the board as an advisor. “With such a strong foundation in place, RX Green Technologies is ready to scale,” said Mr.


HARTZ Search Tapped by LCMC Health to Find Chief Talent Officer

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search is currently leading the search for a new chief talent officer for LCMC Health in New Orlean, LA. The organization desires a seasoned professional as the chief talent officer to lead and drive the transformation of the critical talent acquisition function into an enterprise-wide shared services model in order that LCMC


The Moran Company Leading Search for the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association’s New Leader

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been retained by the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association to lead in its search for a new executive director. Senior search consultant Mike English is leading the assignment. Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility

Pat Tillman Foundation Retains Russell Reynolds Associates to Lead CEO Search

The Pat Tillman Foundation recently selected Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA) to lead its search for the successor to chief executive officer Dan Futrell. “Dan is transitioning out of his CEO role with the foundation to focus on a new university model for higher education and his continued role as a Tillman Scholar,” the non-profit said. “The

Frederickson Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for Iterable

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. And while chief human resources officers play a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce, the chief people officer typically goes beyond overseeing its people policies. The focus instead is on building talent as a key competitive advantage, with

RH Perry & Associates Recruits CFO for California State University Stanislaus

Asheville, NC-based RH Perry & Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Christene James as the new vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer of California State University Stanislaus in Turlock. Leading the assignment were Sue DeWine, senior consultant, and Paul G. Doeg, president and chief operating officer. “Ms. James is a highly resourceful senior leader with

CarterBaldwin Recruits Provost for Lipscomb University

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has assisted in the recruitment of Jennifer Shewmaker as the new provost of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. She succeeds W. Craig Bledsoe, Lipscomb’s chief academic officer, who served as provost for 25 years. “The search process for our next provost was extraordinarily thorough,” said Alan Bradshaw, chair of the search committee and

Hightech Partners Expands Senior Staff

Digital-focused executive search firm Hightech Partners (HTP) has expanded with the addition of Arnaud Ruffat as a partner. He is charged with managing international client relationships and lead assignments out of Paris. Mr. Ruffat will advise existing and new HTP clients on their digital skills needs and help them recruit new digital executive talent. “Now more than ever

The Road Ahead; Approaching 2023

“Disruptive” has, in the wake of tech-speak’s infiltration of our everyday speech, taken on a positive connotation: industry “disruptors” are shaking things up in creative, future-oriented, and highly profitable ways. According to the report from ZRG Partners, it has not, however, lost its older, negative, connotation: the pandemic has been broadly disruptive at every level

ON Partners Recruits CFO for Bushel

Joe Olson of ON Partners assisted in the recruitment of Kevin Donalds as the new CFO of Bushel, an independently-owned software technology company focused on developing solutions for the grain supply chain. “Kevin’s experience will help us build upon our financial operations to best serve our customers for the long-term.,” said Jake Joraanstad, CEO of Bushel. “He’s someone

Bryant Group Selected by Kansas Leadership Center for CEO Search

Dallas, TX-based Bryant Group has been retained by Kansas Leadership Center to lead in its search for a new CEO. Sally Bryant, president and CEO, and Chris Bingley, senior vice president, are spearheading the assignment. “Kansas Leadership Center was fortunate to thrive under the leadership of its founding CEO, Ed O’Malley,” said Bryant Group. “This is an

PierceGray Seeking Chief Marketing Officer for Blue Ridge Global

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging — and much more influential. PierceGray is currently seeking a new chief marketing officer for Blue Ridge Global. In August of 2022, Jeff

The Lawrence Advisory Coaching Consortium Launched

The Lawrence Advisory has launched The Lawrence Advisory Coaching Consortium (TLACC). “With this new venture, we are creating the industry’s most diverse team of highly accomplished and experienced executive coaches and leadership consultants,” The Lawrence Advisory said. TLACC is founded on the principle that leadership and inclusion should not be treated as separate priorities, but

Hanold Associates Seeks Chief People and Culture Officer for Save the Children

Broad and lasting changes to the workplace have advanced a more integrated approach to talent management built around culture, according to executive recruiters. Organizations that used to synchronize their talent to corporate vision, core values and strategic objectives are now aligning people around purpose. And for good reason: Building sustainable cultures in the long run

Kincannon & Reed Recruits CEO for Highline Mushrooms

Agribusinesses worldwide face a host of challenges as they navigate their complicated mission of feeding the growing world population. This has led to high demand for new leaders among food businesses and agricultural organizations. Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed, which exclusively focuses on food, agribusiness, and the related life sciences, recently placed Jose Cambon as the new CEO

Odgers Berndtson Appoints Head of U.S. Life Sciences Practice

Odgers Berndtson has named Peter Schineller as a partner and head of the firm’s U.S. life sciences practice. “Odgers Berndtson is delighted Peter has joined us as a partner and head of our U.S. life sciences practice,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “Peter is joining us at a time of high growth for our life sciences practice.

Kestria Names Healthcare and Life Sciences Americas Practice Leader

Healthcare and life sciences are among the largest industries in the world and have increased in status since 2019. Aside from the pandemic, the healthcare industry has experienced significant growth and change over recent years. Kestria, formerly known as IRC Global Executive Search Partners, recently appointed Céline Chabée as healthcare and life sciences Americas practice leader. “It is

From A Company’s Top Lawyer a Top Decision Maker

Beyond the ever-increasing level of connectivity and complexity in the business environment, emerging issues in the last several years have re-shaped priorities for public companies in areas ranging from human capital management to political activity and data security. Growing social movements have brought a sharper focus to diversity, equity, and inclusion from investors, employees, and

Cooper Coleman Recruits Chief Technology Officer for Lambda Legal

Chicago-based Cooper Coleman LLC  has assisted in the recruitment of Gillian Power as the new chief technology officer of Lambda Legal. “We are proud to have Gillian join our team as our new chief technology officer,” said Kevin Jennings, CEO of Lambda Legal. “Gillian’s rich depth of experience and ability to adapt quickly to technological change will be critical

Furst Group Places Chief People Officer at BHSH System

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist companies across the nation to find new chief people officers. Executive recruitment firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, recently assisted in recruiting Tracie Morris as the new chief people officer of BHSH System, a not-for-profit health system in Michigan. “Tracie shares our

True Search Launches Diversity Practice

Executive recruiting firm True Search has launched a new diversity practice, which will connect companies with DE&I leaders. Under the leadership of True Search partners Aaron Clubb and Keri Gavin, the diversity practice was created to reinforce True’s commitment to delivering diverse candidate slates. The practice also helps clients develop engagement and recruiting strategies to attract underrepresented talent. “DE&I leaders are

Orangewood Partners Invests in Barrington James 

Private investment firm Orangewood Partners has made an investment in Barrington James, a global executive recruitment firm serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device sector. In partnering with Orangewood, Barrington James says it intends to enhance its global recruiting solutions, expand its client-service capabilities and support its ongoing commitment to developing and utilizing cutting-edge technology and

The Burgeoning Demand for Cybersecurity Talent

The impact of a cybersecurity breach—be it from cyber criminals, business competitors, terrorist organizations, or foreign nations—is unsettling to say the least. In terms of dollars alone, the average data breach cost $4.35 million in 2022, an increase of 2.6 percent over last year and 12.7 percent since 2020, according to a new report by

Lindauer Seeks New Leader for California Rural Legal Alliance

Lindauer has partnered with California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. (CRLA) to find their next executive director. Senior consultant Diane Felicio, Ph.D. and consultant Elsa Gomes Bondlow are leading the assignment. California Rural Legal Assistance seeks applications and nominations for the position of executive director. This is a pivotal moment in the organization’s history as Jose Padilla, the organization’s longstanding leader is retiring after more

The Bowdoin Group Assists CodaMetrix in Recruitment of Chief Revenue Officer

Top-drawer chief revenue officers are commonly found at start-ups and smaller businesses and tend to the bottom line while the rest of the C-level team expands key partnerships, seeks growth opportunities, or sources funding. That is changing. Larger businesses now view the CRO post as an essential, long-term role. In one recent search, Paul Manning, Jordan

Kirby Bates Associates Seeks CEO for Community-University Health Care Center

Orlando, FL-headquartered healthcare-focused search firm Kirby Bates Associates was recently enlisted by the University of Minnesota (UMN) to find a chief executive officer for its Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC). Leading the assignment are Livonne Engebrecht, senior executive recruiter; Troy Keach, vice president search services; and Dennis Kain, senior vice president search services. The CEO will be

Coulter Partners Forms Alliance with Differing Minds

Life sciences recruiting specialist Coulter Partners and Differing Minds, a neurodiversity training and consulting specialist, have formed a partnership agreement. “We are extremely interested to learn about neuroinclusive recruitment and how we can attract neurodivergent people, not only in recruitment of our own talent but with clients, too,” said Bianca Coulter, CEO of Coulter Partners. “This exciting partnership

How To Build Value Within Your Recruitment Business

What makes one recruitment business more attractive to an investor than another? Investors have their own strategic agenda; they may seek to invest in a particular sector or region and will measure value in their own unique way. But a “buyer’s” checklist will always be built on key principles. It’s important to focus inward first;

Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.5 Percent

Employment rose by 263,000 in September as the U.S. unemployment rate edged down to 3.5 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality and in healthcare. Hurricane Ian had no discernible effect on the employment and unemployment data for September. The number of unemployed persons

Slone Partners Recruits CEO for Hygieia

Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has placed Doug Lawrence as the new chief executive officer of Hygieia, a digital therapeutics company for insulin therapy. “Doug Lawrence is an extraordinarily driven and accomplished diabetes technology leader with a track record of tremendous success leading global business operations,” said Tara Kochis, president of Slone Partners. “He brings tremendous experience and a

Renovata & Company Recruits CFO for PE-Backed Pricefx

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has placed Gill Sheeran as chief financial officer of Pricefx, a software-as-a-service price-optimization management platform. “Gill is an experienced finance executive for the tech industry and fast-growing, global companies,” said Thomas Jepsen, Renovata & Company partner. “She has a proven track record in successful exits, PE fundraising, M&A,

Karen Shnek Lippman Executive Search Launches

Karen Shnek Lippman, former vice president at Bert Davis Executive Search and managing director for Koller Search Partners, among other roles, has launched her own search firm, Karen Shnek Lippmann Executive Search. Ms. Shnek Lippman, principal and founder, specializes in recruiting director, vice president, and C-level positions. “I am a retained executive recruiter, hired exclusively

Prodigy Search to Recruit CHRO for FIFA World Cup 2026

Over the last quarter century, the sports sector has grown into a formidable global industry. Historically, professional sports teams operated on a relatively modest level, with league officials, team owners, managers, and coaches surrounding themselves with people they knew and trusted from their own small worlds. College sports teams relied on in-house search committees and

Focus Search Partners Acquires Brad Martin & Associates

Executive search firm Focus Search Partners, a Vaco company, has acquired Brad Martin & Associates (BMA), a Minneapolis, MN-based boutique executive search firm. Firm principals Brad and Andy Olson will continue to operate from their offices in Minnesota as managing partners for Focus Search Partners. Deeply rooted in industrial, manufacturing, and distribution clients, BMA has

Blue Rock Search Recruits VP of Global Talent Acquisition for LiveRamp

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource 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

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