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Aspen Leadership Group Seeks Major Gifts Officer for Ithaca College

For non-profit organizations, major gift officers are among the most vital of roles. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners of not-for-profit everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of

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Kittleman & Associates Seeks Leaders for Two Key Denver Non-Profits

Chicago-based executive search firm Kittleman & Associates has been selected to find new leaders for two consequential Denver non-profits, Conservation Colorado and Food Bank of the Rockies. Raylene Decatur, a principal with the recruitment firm, is spearheading both searches. Conservation Colorado, an environmental group, is seeking an executive director. The organization wants a leader who is passionate about

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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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Vaco Enters Three New U.S. Markets

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has recently expanded into Denver, Pittsburgh, and Winston-Salem/Greensboro, NC. As executive partners, Vaco’s Renee Fisher and Kevin Witt help chart the strategic course in the firm’s many local markets. “Vaco is thrilled to extend our national footprint and bring our consultative approach to talent and solutions to Denver, Pittsburgh and Winston-Salem/Greensboro,” said Ms. Fisher. “Vaco was built to be a

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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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IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added People & Performance A/S in Denmark as its newest member firm. “Denmark is an important market with many international knowledge-intensive companies with cross-border recruitment needs, and with IRC Denmark our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,” said IRC. People

Egon Zehnder Partners with Leadership Development Firm Mobius

Now more than ever, the world needs great leaders. But for leaders to best transform their organizations, they must first embrace their own transformation and continually work on self-improvement. In response, global search firm Egon Zehnder has formed a partnership with leadership development firm Mobius Executive Leadership. The alliance combines the firms’ proprietary methods for

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Russell Reynolds Associates Finds New CEO for State Employees Credit Union

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

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Michelle Whiting & Associates Tapped to Find CEO for Pacific Chorale

Michelle Whiting & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for non-profit organizations, has been selected to find the next chief executive officer for Costa Mesa, CA-based Pacific Chorale, a professional choir. “The successful CEO will have an unprecedented opportunity to have a significant impact on the financial stability of a flourishing and increasingly high profile arts

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Gray Scalable Names Head of Executive Search

New York-headquartered executive search firm Gray Scalable has named Eric Tenety as head of executive search. For over 17 years, Mr. Tenety has served venture capital and private equity portfolio companies as well as publicly-listed businesses undergoing transformation through the acquisition of innovative talent. He has worked with a number of founders, operators and investors

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Gerard Daniels Names Alison Gaines as CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Perth, Australia-based executive search firm Gerard Daniels has appointed Alison Gaines as the company’s global CEO. Following a 12-year tenure as the head of its board consulting

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Leathwaite Appoints Head of Americas to Focus on Growth and Branding

Veteran executive search consultant Paul Groce has joined Leathwaite as head of the firm’s Americas region in an effort to increase its reach and further expand its brand outside the U.K. “The continued expansion of our U.S. business is central to Leathwaite’s future international growth strategy, and we are absolutely delighted to have hired Paul Groce to

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SearchWide Global Seeks New Leader for Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

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

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Korn Ferry Finds CEO for American College of Cardiology

Following a six-month nationwide search, Korn Ferry placed Timothy W. Attebery as the new CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Shalom Jacobovitz, who led the organization for five years, left the college in January to head a new biopharmaceutical company. Thomas Giella, chairman of Korn Ferry’s healthcare services practice, and Lorraine Lavet, sector leader for associations,

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Sports Group International Appoints New Leadership

Sports Group International, an executive search firm serving the sports industry, has named Julie Yochim as its new president following the retirement of Joe White. Ms. Yochim joined the firm five years ago as an executive search consultant. She focuses on providing leadership and a technical expertise that will serve SGI’s clients in an ever-changing

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SpenglerFox Names New Regional Practice Group Leader, Other Appointments

London-headquartered executive search firm SpenglerFox has named a new regional practice group leader for Middle East Africa, family businesses and technology. Based in Dubai, Eva Wuellner will support the firm’s clients in both executive search assignments and human capital services projects, such as leadership development, assessment centers and HR organization, among others. In her work for multinational

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Diversified Search Places CEO at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Executive search firm Diversified Search has placed Mary C. Daly as the 13th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Dale E. Jones, the recruitment firm’s president and CEO, led the assignment along with financial services practice leader Julie Kanak and board practice head Veronica Biggins. Effective Oct. 1, Ms. Daly will replace outgoing CEO

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ArtCenter College of Design Taps Witt/Kieffer for Chief Diversity Officer

Chief diversity officers are now considered part of every competitive organization’s senior management team, and institutions of all types are lining up to bring these highly sought-after leaders on board. Search firms are well equipped for their role with extensive networks throughout the space. Witt/Kieffer was recently retained by the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena,

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McDermott & Bull Opens Office in Vancouver

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has expanded in Canada with the addition of a new office in Vancouver. Paul Gibbons, a 20-year search and talent acquisition executive, joins the firm as managing partner and will lead the firm’s expansion throughout Canada. “The No. 1 complaint I hear from businesses who deal with search firms is the time

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Boyden Names Global Industrial Practice Leader

Global executive search firm Boyden has named Francesca d’Arcangeli, a managing partner of Boyden United Kingdom, as its new global industrial practice leader. She succeeds Robert Travis, a managing partner in the U.S. and Canada who was re-elected to Boyden’s global board in May. “Francesca is the right leader at the right time for Boyden’s Global Industrial Practice,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO

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La Fosse Associates Continues Expansion with Opening of New York Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates continues its expansion in the U.S. with the opening of a new office in New York. The opening builds upon the success of the firm’s first U.S. practice, in Los Angeles, which opened in 2016. With an already established executive network and strong track record in the New York

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Meeting the Challenges of Employee Churn

Like it or not, workforce transformations are often a way of life in business. For company leaders, it is critical to look beyond the moment and keep the long view in mind. When layoffs are a necessity, leaders must pay heed to the employees who remain as well as doing right by those who have

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Academic Search Adds Three Former HBCU Presidents to Roster

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has expanded its ability to attract top leadership talent to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with the addition of the founders of TM2 Education Search to the firm. TM2 was established in 2016 to identify and place candidates in top administrative posts at HBCUs. John Garland, Dorothy Yancy and Sidney Ribeau,

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Buffkin / Baker Seeking Chief Medical Officer for CalvertHealth

CalvertHealth, a Prince Frederick, MD-based healthcare system, has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to find its next chief medical officer. Brenda Doherty, partner and head of the healthcare provider practice, is leading the assignment. The ideal candidate will be a progressive physician leader that can drive clinical excellence, best practices and quality initiatives in order

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeks Next Leader for Institute for Diversity and Health Equity

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. The individual will also serve as vice president for diversity, inclusion and health equity for the institute’s parent organization, the American Hospital Association (AHA). The assignment will be conducted

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Friisberg & Partners International Adds New Member Firm in South America

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 organizations, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Friisberg & Partners International recently added Argento Consultores in Chile as its newest member

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Recruiters Now Balancing Technology and Human Touch

While they won’t sport bionic arms and legs, recruiters will be empowered like never before by technology that makes them smarter, more efficient and connected. The recruiter of the near future will be able to find the right talent with the push of a button and possess the people skills to engage and convert top

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The Verriez Group Places CFO at Farm Mutual Re

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Ontario-headquartered executive search firm the Verriez Group recently recruited Amy Butler as senior vice-president and chief financial officer for Farm

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Reffett Associates Seeks New President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been selected by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to assist in selecting its next president. The search is being led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas Young, director of operations. “We are pleased to have been selected by the board of

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RETS Associates Opens New Office in Denver

RETS Associates has opened a new office in downtown Denver. Having dedicated office space in Colorado’s capital city will enable the firm to best serve new and existing clients’ growing demand for real estate talent in the region, said the firm. Joining the new office is Jessica MacNaughton, who recently started at the firm as

Sterling Martin Associates Seeks New Leaders for Denver-Based Non-Profits

The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms have

GPG Advisers Names Leader of Executive Search Division

Irvine, CA-based professional services firm GPG Advisers has appointed Bernie Ocampo as a managing director and leader of its newly-established executive search platform. Mr. Ocampo has nearly 30 years’ experience in the real estate and alternative investment industries. He previously served as principal of ELEOS Group, a boutique executive search and consulting firm focused on commercial

Creating Succession Plans for Millennials

The word “Millennial” has come to elicit many negative associations. Edward Fleischman, CEO and founder of The Execu|Search Group, said that among the many characteristics associated with a Millennial, they are often considered to be entitled, selfish, and self-absorbed. While it’s easy to be dubious of the younger generation, this stereotype existed long before Y2K. Like any

Russell Reynolds Associates Leading Searches for Africa50

Russell Reynolds Associates has been tapped by Africa50 to lead its search for a general counsel as well as a chief financial officer. Sara Vermeir, a consultant in the firm’s Belgium office, is leading both assignments. Ms. Vermeir is a member of Russell Reynolds’ global development and consumer practices. She conducts international executive search assignments for

Krauthamer & Associates Selected by Port Authority of Allegheny County

The Port Authority of Allegheny County has enlisted executive search firm Krauthamer & Associates to find its next CEO. The Hillman Family Foundation agreed to provide $100,000 to cover most of the cost for the Pittsburgh-based port authority to hire a search firm to help find a new CEO, said Adam Brandolph, authority spokesman. The agency,

Acquisitions Continue Among Search Firms

The wave of M&A activity among executive search firms continues. The latest deal: Jordan Search Consultants, a recruiting firm focused on the healthcare, executive and higher education sectors, has acquired Health Search New England (HSNE), a search firm specializing in the recruitment of healthcare providers throughout the Northeast. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. HSNE

Sheffield Haworth Strengthens Global Real Estate Practice

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

Stressed and Burned Out, Workers Forego Vacations

American workers are stressed out and burned out but they refuse to take time out, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. In fact, three of five workers (61 percent) polled in their recent study claimed they are burned out in their job. A third (33 percent) said their work has them under high or extremely

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Odgers Berndtson Opens Office in Minneapolis

Odgers Berndtson has opened a new office in Minneapolis and added three search professionals:  Ron Woessner, Chris Fryer and Shawn Woessner. “Chris, Shawn and I look forward to helping Odgers Berndtson continue to grow and demonstrate its dedication to preeminence in executive search excellence globally,” said Mr. Woessner. “Our more than 80 years of combined expertise

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Witt/Kieffer Leading Nursing Officer Searches for Pennsylvania Healthcare Organizations

As the life sciences sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. And of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer (CNO) has

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Diversified Search and AltoPartners Form Alliance With Special Olympics

Diversified Search and its international affiliate, AltoPartners, are partnering with the Special Olympics to recruit and build a pipeline of talent and provide long-term leadership stability for the charitable group. “The Special Olympics movement offers exciting career opportunities where you can make positive and life-changing impact throughout the world,” said Timothy Shriver, chairman of the Special

Talent Source Group Opens Doors

Talent Source Group (TSG), an executive search firm and recruitment agency focused on placing finance and accounting professionals, has recently opened for business in Connecticut and the New York metropolitan area. TSG partners with Fortune 500 and middle-market companies to attract, deploy and develop their talent base. The firm also works with accounting and finance

Job Growth Picks Up Pace In June

Employers added 222,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.4 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. During the month, the number of workers unemployed dropped to seven million. June marked the 79th straight month of job growth in the U.S. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast payrolls increasing

Universities Look to Search Firms to Fill CIO Positions

West Virginia University (WVU) has appointed Barbara Dawson as associate provost for information technology and chief information officer. The firm enlisted Next Generation Executive Search to fill this top IT role. The university’s previous CIO, Dr. John Campbell, was named vice provost of WVU in January. Mary Beth Baker and Phil Goldstein, managing partners at Next Generation,

Caldwell Partners Posts Five Percent Revenue Increase

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has posted third quarter revenues of $14.5 million (Canadian), a five percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $13.8 million. U.S. professional fees rose 6.6 percent as increases in the number of assignments per partner and average fee per assignment were partially offset by a lower

Alexander Whitehead Seeking New Artistic Director for Arts Club Theatre Company

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. The latest: Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company has enlisted Alexander Whitehead Executive Search to lead its search for a new artistic managing director. The goal is to have the role filled by September. Bill Millerd, who

Carrington & Carrington Names Business Development Leader

Sydney L. Parks has joined executive search firm Carrington & Carrington as its new senior director, strategic search operations and business development. Reporting directly to Willie and Marian Carrington, principals of the Chicago-based firm, Mr. Parks is charged with managing executive search engagements, business development and executing strategic operational projects. Mr. Parks is expected to play a

Security Threats Create Talent Challenges, Opportunities

Cybersecurity might well might the greatest challenge facing corporate America today. The threat to reputation, private information and dollars — both from immediate theft and the cost of repairing the damage of a cyber-attack — can be staggering. Yet too few companies have taken adequate measures to protect themselves. No one can deny that it is

Heidrick & Struggles Names President and CEO

Heidrick & Struggles has named Krishnan Rajagopalan as its new president and CEO. Mr. Rajagopalan, who has served as acting CEO since Tracy Wolstencroft took a medical leave of absence in April, will also become board member. Mr. Wolstencroft, who is on the mend from what is described as a benign lung condition, has been

Search Solution Group Lands Chief Technology Officer for Sonavex

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. CTO hiring, in fact, is expected to grow by 18 percent by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. It’s a trend that has kept executive search firms well occupied. To that end, Search Solution Group has placed Dr. Harish Hiriyannaiah as chief technology officer of

Parker Executive Search to Find New AD for University of New Mexico

Athletic directors are playing an increasingly vital role at colleges and universities across the country. With the expansion of athletic departments and, for the larger schools, the infusion of big dollars for sports, more schools have turned to search firms when such positions become open. Too much is at stake, they feel, to go it

The Barton Partnership Expands Into the U.S.

As the fallout deepens from Brexit, more London-based search firms are turning to the U.S. to expand their global search platforms. The latest: The Barton Partnership has launched a new office in New York, which will be led by veteran recruiter Victoria Montagu. “This year the Barton Partnership is marking its 10-year anniversary and I can’t

Associations Progress on Diversity, But Work Remains

Across America, many organizations say they are looking to change the makeup of their workforce in terms of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and age, but in the end many fall far short. Eighty-one percent of respondents to a recent survey of trade associations and professional societies, in fact, said they view the concept as part

Spencer Stuart, Nasdaq and Boardroom Resources Launch Next Gen Board Leaders

Major investors are demanding that more younger people be named to boards of directors in an effort to take advantage of their digital knowhow and the perspective they can bring to emerging areas of board oversight, including e-commerce, digital marketing and cybersecurity. To help equip these younger, often first-time directors to be effective in the

Isaacson, Miller Seeking New Leader for the Forsyth Institute

The Forsyth Institute, an independent not-for-profit research institute dedicated to improving oral health and overall wellness, has asked executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to find its next president and CEO. Vice president Dan Rodas is leading the search along with managing associate Phillip Petree and associate Michael O’Shea. The incoming leader will join the organization at

Wheless Partners Heads Search for President of Fort Hays State University

Wheless Partners, an executive recruitment firm in Birmingham, AL, has been selected to help find the next president for Fort Hays State University (FHSU), one of six state universities governed by the Kansas Board of Regents. The search is being led by Michael J.R. Wheless, senior partner and division president responsible for engaging boards of

Amrop Continues Global Growth

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 80 offices in 52 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas remains in growth mode. It recently added New York-headquartered Industrial Search Partners (ISP) as a member firm. ISP will lead Amrop’s retained executive search services in the industrial, infrastructure and energy sectors for the U.S. “Under

10 Reasons Why Some Candidates Fail to Land the Job

It is no secret that the job search process has a lot of moving parts. Crafting resumes, practicing your pitch or planning for questions and answers for your interviewer are just a few matters you are responsible for. Unfortunately, it can be easy to overlook “small” things that can torpedo your candidacy. As a result,

Korn Ferry Finds New Board Member for Mutual of America

Korn Ferry has assisted Mutual of America Life Insurance Company in adding Dr. Ellen Ochoa to its board of directors. Alan Guarino, vice chairman in the firm’s CEO and board services practice, led the search along with senior client partner Maureen Ryan. “I am delighted that Dr. Ochoa has joined Mutual of America’s board of directors,” said Thomas J. Moran, chairman

MarketPro Taps CMO for Sono Bello

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, according to recruiters. But executive search firms have no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. In one example of this growing

Stanton Chase Names North America Tech Practice Leader

Steve Caliger, a director with the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices of Stanton Chase International, has been named the firm’s North America regional practice leader for the technology industry practice group. “Steve has distinguished himself as a leader in our growing technology practice,” said Jan-Bart Smits, global practice leader for the technology practice group

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