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Russell Reynolds Associates Finds New CEO for Struggling Neiman Marcus Group

Russell Reynolds Associates has helped to place Geoffroy van Raemdonck as the new CEO of Neiman Marcus Group. The former Ralph Lauren group president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa replaces Karen Katz, who is retiring on Feb.12. The Dallas-based luxury department store company has been struggling under heavy debt since its $6 billion

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Spencer Stuart Appoints Financial Officer Practice Leader

Chicago-headquartered search firm Spencer Stuart has named Christopher Gaunt as leader of its financial officer practice for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Gaunt works on a variety of main board CFO appointments across industries in the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and for private equity-backed portfolio companies. He has a strong international focus, often for

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

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SearchWide Launches Express Recruiting Service

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry has begun to rebound. In the last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and travel

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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?

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Rialto Recruitment Opens New Office

Rialto Recruitment | Atlantae Executive Search, a technical and scientific focused search firm based in Niel, Belgium, has opened a second office in the Belgian city of Genk. In addition, Rialto has obtained the new Federgon RSS quality label. Rialto Recruitment originated as Atlantae 17 years ago, followed by its merger in 2012 with Egeminplus. “With


Executive Recruiters Prove Invaluable to Thriving Global Sports Sector

The global sports industry has grown into a juggernaut. Its revenues are as much as $700 billion a year, surpassing the economies of many countries, according to the accounting firm KPMG. So it only makes sense that executive recruitment firms have become essential partners to organizations that are feeling the heat not just to win

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Buffkin / Baker Leads Chief Marketing Officer Search for University of Missouri

The University of Missouri System has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to fill the position of executive director for the joint office of strategic communications and marketing. The incoming executive will serve as the chief marketing and communications officer for the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) and for the UM System. The incoming leader should have a clear,

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Isaacson, Miller Seeks Development Officer for Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

Museums are increasingly turning to specialist recruiters to help fill critical, senior-level leadership roles. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston recently tapped executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to lead its search for a chief development officer. Vice president Jack Gorman is heading the assignment along with senior associate Becky Wei Piper, associate Sarah Hecklau


Recruitment Technology Platform Joveo Receives $5 Million in Funding

Investment dollars continue to pour into new technology designed to change the talent management industry. The latest: Joveo, a recruitment technology platform, recently raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Nexus Venture Partners. The start-up intends to use the cash infusion to continue to accelerate its product offerings, expand its partnerships and scale its AI/deep-learning layer. “Our vision is

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Spinnaker Global Appoints Director Executive Search

Spinnaker Global Ltd, a Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, U.K.-based recruitment agency specializing in shore-based shipping, has named Jon Chaplin as director of executive search. “Our executive search business has never been busier,” said Phil Parry, chairman at Spinnaker Global. “While improved market conditions can only help, we have benefited from taking the long-term view that comprehensive shipping knowledge,


A New Look at How Jobs are Created, Found, Applied for and Won

Despite two major hurricanes and political turmoil in Washington, D.C., the U.S. economy forged ahead last year, adding more than 1.9 million new jobs and pushing stock markets to an all-time record high. After eight years of steady job growth, the nation’s unemployment rate hit a 17-year low. But there is more to the jobs

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Turnkey Search Finds President of Business Operations for the Miami Marlins

Sports and entertainment recruitment firm Turnkey Search has placed Chip Bowers as the Miami Marlins’ president of business operations. He will report directly to Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. Leading the assignment was Len Perna, Turnkey’s president, founder and CEO. It is yet another top leadership post being referred to a boutique specialist. “Our goal is to operate a

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John Keister & Associates Lands Leader for 120-Year Old Waukegan Public Library

Search firms that service the library sector are busier than ever. Vernon Hills, IL-based search firm John Keister & Associates, for one, recently recruited Selina Gomez-Beloz as executive director of the Waukegan Public Library in Lake County, IL. She replaces Richard Lee who retired last month after nearly 15 years in the role. Her tenure beings on Monday. Ms.

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True Talent Advisory Names Chief People Officer

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies the chief human resource officer (CHRO) plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus, instead, is on building


Top Gun Ventures Announces Senior Promotions

Plano, TX-based executive search firm Top Gun Ventures has promoted Brian Adamik and Bjorn Kirchdorfer to senior partners in Boston and Dallas. Both have been with Top Gun Ventures for about 10 years and have been instrumental in building a national and global business and in significantly contributing to the branding of Top Gun Ventures in the


More Than One Million Jobs to Be Disrupted by 2026

The global economy faces a reskilling crisis with 1.4 million jobs in the U.S. vulnerable to disruption from technology and other factors by 2026, according to a new report, “Towards a Reskilling Revolution: A Future of Jobs for All,” by the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group. The report analyzes nearly 1,000 job types

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Holden Richardson Lands Chief Legal Officer for Stoneridge

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move as a result of changes in government administrations, according to Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of attorneys is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is projected to be robust as individuals, businesses and all

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Bob Murray & Associates Assists San Diego Police Dept. in Search of Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation, facing an array of challenges that range from changing public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations require leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale, complexity

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Russell Reynolds Associates Names Leader of Leisure/Hospitality Team

Russell Reynolds Associates has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Hoda Tahoun to its consumer practice as a leader of the leisure and hospitality team. Based in Miami, Ms. Tahoun advises U.S.-based and global companies on developing and building strong executive teams while also guiding clients on long-term leadership strategies, including succession planning. Her clients

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Pedersen & Partners Opens in Zurich

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened an office in Zürich and named Thomas Heeger as the country manager for Switzerland. “For many years, we have been advising Swiss and international firms operating in Switzerland with their executive search needs outside Switzerland,” said Poul Pedersen, founder and managing partner of Pedersen & Partners. “From now on, we

Executives Split Between Getting Paid More or Being Promoted

Executives Split Between Getting Paid More or Being Promoted

While we all might think at times that a job is all about the pay check, a new Korn Ferry survey reveals that nearly half of professionals actually prefer recognition over extra compensation. The report, which surveyed more than 850 professionals, found that 46 percent would prefer a promotion with no raise, with 54 percent

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Heidrick & Struggles Lands CEO for Avon Products

Heidrick & Struggles has helped place Jan Zijderveld, president of Unilever’s European business, as the new CEO for Avon Products, the struggling beauty products company. He replaces Sheri McCoy, who announced her retirement last summer in the wake of continued losses and harsh criticism from investors. The hiring of Mr. Zijderveld, who was also a

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Myers McRae Recruits President for University of Charleston

The University of Charleston (UC) in West Virginia has named Martin S. Roth as its 26th president following a national search conducted by David Gring of recruiting firm Myers McRae. He succeeds Edwin Welch, who will be retiring in June. The selection of Dr. Roth followed an extensive search conducted over the past six months. A committee

ZRG Partners Names Practice Leader Banking

ZRG Partners Names Practice Leader for Banking

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has appointed Patrick Prout as managing director and practice leader for banking. The selection was designed to help buttress the firm’s continued rise in the financial services sector. Mr. Prout has a decade-long record of serving banking clients with senior-level recruiting for boards of directors and C-

Amrop Strengthens Footprint Australia

Amrop Strengthens Footprint in Australia

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in 48 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas remains in growth mode. It recently added the Australian regional entity of executive search firm Carmichael Fisher Australia to its fold. The new partner helps bring significant national presence for Amrop in Australia and strengthens the


Why the Global Talent Shortage Might be Here to Stay

These are tough days for finding talent in virtually every market sector around the world. And, according to top global HR leaders and executive recruiters, it is a situation that is unlikely to improve anytime soon. Better economic times, low unemployment and technological innovation have all been a blessing. But how to fill the jobs

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Aspen Leadership Group Tapped to Find Leader for Christopher Street West

Christopher Street West (CSW), the non-profit that organizes the gay rights LA Pride Festival and Parade, has enlisted Aspen Leadership Group, an executive recruitment firm based in Aspen, CO, to lead the search for its new executive director. Senior consultant Tim Child is leading the assignment. CSW is looking for what it describes as a risk

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Korn Ferry Tapped to Find Executive Director for MOSERS

Executive search and leadership solutions provider Korn Ferry has been selected by the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System (MOSERS) to lead its search for a new executive director. Senior client partner Michael Kennedy is heading the assignment. The pension fund’s previous executive director, John Watson, recently stepped down and legislative and policy coordinator Ronda Stegmann is leading the $8.1 billion

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RETS Associates Enters Residential Real Estate Sector

Despite setbacks in certain locales, the real estate industry has bounced back from many of its problems in recent years. But a dire need for executive talent in the field still remains. In particular demand, recruiters say, are executives who survived the last downturn and who now have a vision for better times ahead. To

The Value of Human Capital to the Global Economy

A recent study conducted for Korn Ferry by the Centre for Economics and Business Research finds that human capital represents to the global economy a potential value of $1.2 quadrillion. This is 2.33 times that of physical capital, which is valued at $521 trillion and includes tangible assets like technology, real estate and inventory. Human capital is

DRG Executive Search Places CEO at JCC Association

[DRG Executive Search has recruited Doron Krakow as the new chief executive officer of JCC Association of North America. Mr. Krakow has more than 25 years of experience leading and fundraising for Jewish communal organizations in North America and Israel and takes the helm as the association enters its centennial year. Mr. Krakow has built his career

Coulter Partners Taps Chief Medical Officer for Albumedix

[Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Dr. Giles Campion as chief medical officer (CMO) of Albumedix. Dr. Campion brings with him more than 25 years of experience in drug development from both large pharma and biotech companies having worked in senior development positions in the U.S. as well as Europe. Previously, he was senior vice president of research and development

Allegis Partners Names Global Practice Leader

[Executive search firm Allegis Partners has appointed Keith Meyer as global practice leader for the firm’s CEO and board practice. Mr. Meyer brings more than 15 years of global experience developing innovative corporate governance and senior leadership solutions for Fortune 500, mid-cap and not-for-profit organizations, as well as leading numerous CEO and board of director searches. Previously, he was the founder

Boyden Makes Expansion In Australia

Executive search firm Boyden has announced that Signium Australia, formerly known as Crown & Marks, has joined Boyden to establish a major presence in the Australia and New Zealand region. Boyden Australia’s new team is led by managing partners Allan Marks and Alun Parry. They are joined by 15 professionals, including two managing partners, two partners, one principal and

What Are the Greatest Hiring Needs of 2017?

Executive search firm ON Partners has unveiled a list of executive jobs expected to be in demand in the coming year in the technology, life sciences and industrial sectors. According to the search firm’s consultants, the continued economic recovery, digitalization, and cyber-security concerns will be among the chief factors driving executive hiring in 2017. “With the presidential election finally

Heidrick & Struggles In CEO Hunt for National Association of Realtors

[Heidrick & Struggles has been retained by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. After 36 years of service, CEO Dale Stinton is retiring from the association. The NAR is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real

Vetted Solutions Leading Executive Director Search for NAPHSIS

[Executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has been retained by NAPHSIS (National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems) to lead its search for a new executive director. Vice presidents Nancy Green and Evelyn Savage are leading the assignment. The executive director of the association oversees governance and business operations for this $2.2 million organization

The Advocates Opens Office In Houston

[Denver-based executive search firm The Advocates has opened a new office in Houston and named Miriam McHenry to lead the new location. “It’s the perfect time to plant roots in the Houston market,” said Marcus Ollig, president and founder. “We have been strategically assisting our clients in Houston for some time and have forged many wonderful relationships there.” “Texas

PRAXI Alliance Adds New Member Firm In Turkey

Global search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search has added Istanbul-headquartered executive search firm Talent Smart as its newest member firm. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, 21 countries and 58 offices worldwide. Talent Smart is a newcomer to executive recruiting, focused on growing its presence thanks to its strong position in assessment and development through

Six Secrets to Hiring Top Talent

As competition for talent intensifies this year, it is more important than ever for hiring managers to make precise and sound decisions when bringing new people onboard. A recent study by Jobvite outlines six ways for hiring managers and recruiters to better leverage their skills to recruit and retain talent in 2017. Here they are, along

Rosenzweig & Co. Places Ombudsman for Beer Store

[Rosenzweig & Co. has assisted The Beer Store (TBS) in the placement of Charles Dougall as Ontario’s first beer ombudsman. Founding partner, Jay Rosenzweig and David Stinson, director of research, led the search. The foreign-owned consortium, which operates more than 470 retail outlets throughout the Canadian province, said Mr. Dougall will mediate operational disputes between the

Jacksonville Jaguars Tap Korn Ferry for Head Coach

[Korn Ferry has been retained by the Jacksonville Jaguars to lead its search for a new head coach. Jed Hughes, the firm’s vice chairman and global sports sector leader, is leading the assignment. The Jaguars recently fired Gus Bradley with two games left in the season and replaced him on an interim basis with Doug Marrone, who

Bradley-Morris Acquires RecruitMilitary

Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI), a recruiting firm focused on the placement of military veterans, has acquired Loveland, OH-based RecruitMilitary (RM). Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The combined entity will be the largest military recruiting company in the U.S., offering employers access to more than one million military job seekers via services that include recruiting,

EMA Partners Opens New Office In London

[EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new office in London with the additions of managing partners Alison Ryan and Phil Sharp, who combined bring more than 35 years of experience in executive search. Ms. Ryan has assisted organizations across market sectors identify executive talent for a range of functions, including finance, sales,

JBA Executive Recruitment Adds Broadcast Recruiting Specialist

U.K.-based search firm JBA Executive Recruitment has added broadcast and technology specialist Sally Wallington as a partner. Ms. Wallington has had more than 25 years of experience in the industry, having worked with both broadcasters and technology providers during her career. Previously, she served as vice president of sales and business development for the U.K. and Western Europe

The 10 Biggest Recruiting Assignments of 2016

As the year now draws to a close, it turns out that when we looked back through our archives 2016 was simply a remarkable year for first rate search assignments. Hunt Scanlon Media tracked hundreds of them. From CEO placements to those covering the bandwidth of the C-suite, our editorial team gleaned the best from every industry sector

Hunt Scanlon’s 10 Most Popular Recruiting Stories of 2016

As the most widely read single source of news and information in the human capital sector, Hunt Scanlon Media had quite a reputation to live up to this year. Our editorial, social media and brand development teams produced hundreds of stories in 2016 – all geared to our massive audience of CHROs, talent acquisition professionals

Hunt Scanlon’s 10 Most Important Recruiting Stories of 2016

Hunt Scanlon Media covered a lot of terrain in 2016 – and so picking our 10 most important stories will likely go down as the most difficult task our editorial team handled this year! Great comebacks, globalization, new assessment tools to review, new service offerings, Brexit, polls & surveys to analyze, talent pipelining, the influential

Hunt Scanlon’s 10 Best Interviews of 2016

If Hunt Scanlon Media has one best kept secret, it is the vast professional and tightly focused network that we communicate with every day, both on and off the grid. Hunt Scanlon provides daily market intelligence briefings and data analytics to an expanding universe of global talent acquisition leaders – 72 percent of them on

Hunt Scanlon’s Five Biggest Recruiting Deals of 2016

If this past year is any guide, the sector we have all come to call colloquially as the ‘headhunting’ industry will continue to morph into a nine-headed hydra, and then some. Recruiting, yes, is still a massive piece of the talent puzzle that executive recruiters assemble every day for clients ranging from sports teams and

2017 Talent Trend Predictions

Based on insights from recruitment experts around the globe, the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry shared its 2017 predictions for talent acquisition. The list reflects trends that have emerged during the past 12 months as well as those predicted to dominate during the coming year. According to Futurestep CEO Byrne Mulrooney, there is a common theme that ties

The Christopher Group Retained By Cal State Fullerton

[Executive search firm The Christopher Group has been selected by California State University, Fullerton to lead its search for a vice president of human resources, diversity and inclusion. Thomas Christopher, chief executive officer and managing partner, and Jeff Wilbanks, recruiting director, are leading the assignment. “We will be focusing on sourcing sitting HR heads, in large academic

Evolving Dynamics of Recruiting In Life Sciences

As the life sciences sector evolves, this specialized area of executive recruiting is changing as well. For Adam Bloom, president of The Stevenson Group, his expanding role as talent evaluator has elevated in importance due to shifting market forces that have resulted in heightened demand for executives with cross-industry and multi-functional expertise. In the following interview, Mr. Bloom describes the wide

Private Equity Concern Acquires Search Firm

Executive search firm Sonoma Consulting, Inc. has been acquired by Chicago-based private equity firm Highlands Ventures. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. With offices in Naperville, Chicago, Tyson’s Corner, and Hyderabad, India, Sonoma Consulting serves over 100 national and international companies. Its clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies globally. Its business is comprised of two divisions focused

Heidrick & Struggles Recruits CEO for Lands’ End

[Heidrick & Struggles has placed Jerome Griffith as chief executive officer of Lands’ End. After only two years on the job, Federica Marchionni has stepped down. The company considered both internal and external candidates. Lands’ End, which was spun off from Sears in 2014, tapped Ms. Marchionni to help transform the retailer into a global lifestyle brand.

Influencing Workplace Culture Through Employee Recognition

As employers look for ways to deal with the challenges of low employee retention and high turnover, a new survey released from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and social recognition solutions provider Globoforce shows more organizations are tying employee recognition efforts to their core values. According to SHRM’s survey, ‘Influencing Workplace Culture Though

Neumann Executive Search In Hunt for Chief Diversity Officer

[Neumann Executive Search Partners has been retained by Ithaca College to lead in a national search for a chief inclusion and diversity officer. Vice president Tom Phillips and principal Beth Schaefer are leading the assignment for the recruitment firm. Ithaca’s search committee will be chaired by Dr. Brian Dickens, who’s currently vice president of human resources. Campus visits

Huntbridge Recruits CEO for MIBOR REALTOR Association

[Washington, D.C.-headquartered executive search firm Huntbridge, Inc. has placed Shelley Specchio as chief executive officer of the MIBOR REALTOR Association. She will succeed Steve Sullivan, who is retiring at the beginning of 2017 after 26 years. “The nationwide search for our new CEO presented us with many excellent candidates, and the decision was not easy,” said Roger Lundy,

DHR International Expands Financial Services Practice

[Executive search firm DHR International has added Janice Abert as a partner in its financial services practice group. She will be based in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Abert specializes in placing distribution professionals and brings more than 20 years of executive recruiting experience in asset management sales and marketing to the firm. In joining DHR, Ms.

Amrop Adds Five Recruiters

[Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 76 offices in 54 countries throughout Asia, EMEA, and the Americas, has expanded its staff with the addition of five new recruiters to its global team of search consultants. Jan Derk Bauerman has been named principal and head of the firm’s real estate practice in Germany. He has

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