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SPMB Recruits CFO for Pear VC 

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. SPMB, an executive search firm that helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has assisted in the placement of Anna Nitschke as the new CFO of Pear VC. Suzanne Heske, who heads SPMB’s


Cejka Search Seeks Chief Nursing Officer for Merrick Medical Center 

As the healthcare 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. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer has traditionally been the most

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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.


Mogul Creates Partnership with DailyPay

Recruitment platform and executive search firm Mogul recently signed a deal to partner with financial technology company DailyPay. Mogul offers a talent acquisition platform, diversity recruiting services, inclusive networking events, educational events, a job board, and online social communities. “We are thrilled that DailyPay is leading the financial services industry with its focus on diversity hiring,” said

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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?


Ducatus Partners Adds Former HR Executive as Partner

Executive search firm Ducatus Partners has added decades of global human resources experience to its team with the addition of Gary McKinney as partner. “To support our clients at the very highest level, we pride ourselves on providing unparalleled insight,” said Allister Graham, managing partner at Ducatus. “Gary’s experience as an HR leader across multiple large energy


George Washington University Selects Education Executives to Find Next President

Leadership roles in today’s colleges and universities have become increasingly demanding and complex. Senior academic leaders must balance the needs of numerous constituents—needs that require a cross section of skills far beyond the traditional set of scholarly and research accomplishments. Those who lead today’s universities are CEOs of publicly scrutinized institutions with requirements to fundraise,


Wilton & Bain Secures Investment from Beechbrook Capital

Wilton & Bain has secured investment from Beechbrook Capital to fund a second management buyout, bringing 12 new partners into the shareholding structure to support the future growth of the firm. There will also be a pool of unallocated equity for future individuals. “Five years after Wilton & Bain’s initial MBO the firm has trebled in


The Tolan Group Completes CEO Search for Lewy Body Dementia Association 

The Tolan Group (TTG) has placed Allison Feldman as the new chief executive officer of the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA). CEO Kaye Johnson led the assignment. “The board of LBDA is excited to welcome Allison as our new CEO and know she will be a great ambassador for our organization and to the individuals and families impacted


WittKieffer Launches Leadership Advisory Practice

Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer has added Susan M. Snyder to launch the firm’s leadership advisory practice. “For more than 50 years, WittKieffer has built a reputation as a trusted partner in executive talent acquisition, serving organizations operating exclusively at the intersection of healthcare delivery, science, and education—the ‘quality of life’ ecosystem,” said Andrew Chastain, president and CEO of WittKieffer.


JobGet Receives $52 Million in Funding

JobGet, a mobile app for hourly workers, has secured  $52 million in Series B funding including $12 million in venture debt financing. JAZZ Venture Partners and Sanabil Investments co-led the round, with participation from Pillar VC and numerous other investors. “Our app is just the beginning,” said Tony Liu, co-founder and CEO. “We are building


Delving Deeper into the Great Resignation

By now, the term “Great Resignation” has reached cliché status, providing us with a caricatured vision of a great exodus of workers, boxed possessions in hand as they leave the building once and for all. But the sore truth is that millions of employees continue to re-evaluate their careers and seek new opportunities, leaving employers


Designing a Winning Corporate Culture

Culture is hardly a new concept. Well before the rise of various models and frameworks to evaluate organizational culture, companies recognized the risk of hiring a cultural mismatch — such as the lone wolf in a company that values collaboration. New employees, especially leaders, who clash with the culture are often ineffective, and are likely

RH Perry & Associates Recruits President for Onondaga Community College

Asheville, NC-based RH Perry & Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Warren M. Hilton as the next president of Onondaga Community College in Onondaga Hill, NY. He will become the school’s ninth president and its first black president, succeeding Casey Crabill who is retiring after nine years at the college. Senior consultants Jessie Thompson and Gene


Work&Partners Recruits Chief Technology Officer for Toppan Merrill

New York-based Work&Partners  has recruited Beau Mersereau as the new chief technology officer for Toppan Merrill. Founder and president Alan Work led the assignment. Mr. Mersereau was formerly at Fish & Richardson P.C. During his 21-plus years with the company, he served as chief technology officer, leading the legal technology solutions group. Prior to that, he was


The Planet Group Acquires Launch Consulting Group  

The Planet Group, a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners and provider of outsourced human capital and consulting solutions, has entered into an agreement to acquire Launch Consulting Group, a digital transformation firm headquartered in the Greater Seattle area that helps large and scaling companies. The acquisition will further expand Planet’s current technology portfolio through specialized advisory


Where are the Executive Jobs in Private Equity? 

Private equity deal activity, both in terms of value and volume, is expected to continue to grow from records in 2021, according to a recent PitchBook analyst note. With more than $1 trillion of capital to deploy—and to support existing portfolio investments—activity will remain strong despite growing financing costs for dealmaking. While it may be too


6 Qualities That Make a Great Leader

Executive recruiters have all seen good leaders, some of whom even rise to the “great” level. What distinguishes an individual as a leader often is subjective; if you ask 10 people, you’ll get 10 different responses that reflect some combination of vision, character, and trust. One thing that’s certain, though: It’s not the title that makes


The NFL Players Association Selects Russell Reynolds Associates to Lead Search for New Leader

The sports industry continues to be a growth area for executive search businesses. Russell Reynolds Associates was recently retained by the NFL Players Association to lead its search for a new executive director. DeMaurice Smith is entering his last term as the organization’s leader. “DeMaurice Smith was transparent with us about his interest in moving on


Brooke Chase Associates Fills Senior Position for Hydro Systems

Joseph McElmeel, chairman and CEO, and Richard Mohrman of Sarasota, FL-based executive recruiter Brooke Chase Associates have placed Brett Mueller as vice president of operations with Hydro Systems. Mr. Mueller has extensive background in operational leadership and general management, including work with Masco Bath, Clarke Products, and Jacuzzi Luxury Bath, and most recently held the position of


Hedley May Adds Former CHRO as Partner in New York

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. For CHROs, chief talent officers, and other C-suite HR executives, the cross-over skills required in the search business are nearly identical. London-headquartered executive search firm Hedley May has added former Houlihan Lokey CHRO Janine Cristiano as a partner


NCAA Selects TurnkeyZRG to Lead President Search

The NCAA board of governors has selected TurnkeyZRG to lead its search for a new president. Mark Emmert will be stepping down as president and will continue to serve in the role until a new president is chosen and in place or until June 30, 2023. “We’re honored to assist the NCAA board with this important search,”


The Most Vital Component of Any Search Process

In the world of executive search, most searches conclude with a finalist candidate accepting a search firm-mediated client offer that establishes the agreed upon financial terms, start date, and on-boarding initiative — important items to any new leader. However, a new report from BroadView Talent Partners explains that many are surprised to hear that a search firm’s


Kevin Chase Executive Search Group Seeks Leader for Stepping Stone of San Diego

Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has been enlisted to find the next executive director for Stepping Stone of San Diego, a non-profit drug and alcohol recovery center that provides inpatient, outpatient, and transitional living programs for the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities. Cheryl Houk, who served two stints as executive director, the latest lasting seven


RevelOne Recruits VP of Brand for Mejuri 

Greenwood Village, CO-based executive search firm RevelOne has assisted in the recruitment of Elaina Almazan as vice president of brand for Mejuri. The search was led by Sarah Beth Modlin. “A big congrats to Elaina Almazan on joining Mejuri as their VP of brand,” the search firm said. “The match between Elaina and Mejuri couldn’t be better with Elaina’s previous extensive brand experience at


Egon Zehnder Elects New Chair  

Michael Ensser has been elected chair of Egon Zehnder and assumes the role later this fall. He succeeds Jill Ader, who has chaired the firm since 2018 and will soon transition to an advisory role. “As our next chair, Michael embodies values-driven leadership, putting humanity and empathy at the core of all he does, which is


Has the Great Resignation Stalled?

Not long ago—as recently as last month—job hunters seemed to have all the leverage. Nationwide, there were nearly two open jobs for every unemployed person. In some markets the ratio was closer to 3:1. The economy beat expectations and added 390,000 jobs last month. The country’s unemployment rate also remained at 3.6 percent, an ultralow level that is


ON Partners Places CIO for Skillsoft Corp.

ON Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Orla Daly as chief information officer of Skillsoft Corp., a Nashua, NH-based provider of corporate digital learning services. Partners Andy Hickman and Bryan Buck led the assignment. Ms. Daly brings 25 years of experience delivering effective IT and building business partnerships with leading organizations such as National Grid, Dell,


BoardWalk Consulting Assists the Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation in the Recruitment of New Leader

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has assisted in the recruitment of Brittany Collins as the new executive director of the Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation in Atlanta. She succeeds Jackie Stradley, who has led the organization since its inception. Ms. Collins’ appointment culminates a wide-ranging national search that reached about 200 potential candidates and referral sources. “Brittany is


Joe McCormack Set to Retire from McCormack+Kristel

Veteran search consultant Joe McCormack, founder of McCormack+Kristel, will be retiring this summer after 29 years. Managing partner Michelle Kristel will continue to run the firm’s national practice. “Founding and running our firm has been the most important work of my career,” said Mr. McCormack. “During the past 29 years, I have been fortunate to

Bridging Social Distancing to Make Key Hires 

Senior executives and business leaders are navigating through contingency plans, employee safety measures and remote work set-ups all while making key recruitments without face-to-face interviews. A new report from Catalyst Advisors’ Amy Bottoms and Borjana Fermaud says that this is all far from what we previously considered ideal. Yet, the current environment brings an important question to the

DHR Forms Partnership with Talent Africa

Executive search firm DHR International and Talent Africa, a Sandton, South Africa-based executive search firm, have formed an agreement to work with each other on executive search assignments across borders. Since June 2009 Talent Africa has successfully sourced and placed executives in Africa. DHR International and Talent Africa both serve Fortune 1000 companies at the

CTPartners Posts Placement Rate of 78 Percent

CTPartners has announced that its audited search placement rate for the year ending December 31, 2009 was 78 percent. In addition, the average number of days to placement in 2009 was 124, down 8 days from 2008’s average of 132. Ninety percent of 2009 search assignments were completed in 98 days, down from 107 in

Digby Morgan Inks Agreement with NHS

Digby Morgan, a U.K. headquartered specialist HR search and selection consultancy, has been appointed by the Department of Health and the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (NHS PASA) on its non-medical, non-clinical framework agreement. Under the three-year framework, Digby Morgan will supply contract HR professionals to NHS Trusts, primary care trusts and other public bodies.

Pinstripe Names President of Healthcare Unit

Pinstripe, Inc., a human resources and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) company, has named Jill Schwieters as president of the company's healthcare practice. In this role, Ms. Schwieters is responsible for continuing to expand the organization's healthcare footprint, increasing the quality of client relationships by delivering critical solutions, and elevating Pinstripe's value and relevance to these

Eames Consulting Group Opens in Singapore

Eames Consulting Group, a specialist recruitment solutions provider in insurance, financial and professional services, has launched operations in Singapore. The new office will be headed by Shane O’Neill, who joins the company from Talent2, a human resources company based in the Asia-Pacific region. “We are delighted to announce that we have achieved one of our

CareerBuilder Leads in Recruitment Activity

According to CareerXroads' 9th Annual Source of Hire Study, U.S. employers said referrals, career sites and job boards accounted for the majority of their new external hires in 2009 (62.2 percent). Career sites and job boards accounted for 35.5 percent of new external hires in the U.S. in 2009 and CareerBuilder was ranked as the

Spencer Stuart to Lead Search for University of Oregon

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been selected by the University of Oregon to lead in its search for a new men's basketball head coach. Founded in 1876, the University of Oregon is a public, coeducational research university in Eugene, Oregon. Founded in 1956 and privately owned, Spencer Stuart is an executive search consulting firm

Employee Satisfaction Levels at All Time Low

A recent BlueSteps executive satisfaction survey revealed that 55 percent of senior executive respondents have experienced reduced revenue and a moderate cut in staff as 90 percent of companies were affected by the recession. An additional 20 percent reported dramatic cuts in staffing levels within their company. The changes experienced by many companies during the

Microsoft Implements Job2Web

Microsoft Corporation has launched the Jobs2web Recruitment Marketing Platform from recruiting solutions firm Jobs2web. All divisions at Microsoft are now live and enabled with Jobs2web's interactive tools and strategies, which are designed to help employers recruit better. Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices (E&D) division initially piloted Jobs2web's flagship product in 2009. “Partnering with Microsoft helps drive

Diversified Search Places Scientific Officer at Aperion Biologics

Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson has recruited Russ Kronengold, Ph.D., as chief scientific officer of Aperion Biologics. Dr. Kronengold was previously vice president of research and development at Kensey Nash. The search was conducted by Henry J. Scherck, managing director and practice leader of the firm’s life sciences unit. Diversified Search, headquartered in Philadelphia, offers global

Russam GMS Names Heads of Private and Public Sectors

Russam GMS, a U.K.-based provider of interim managers, has named Jason Atkinson as managing director of its private sector unit and Gary Lawton as managing director for its public sector. The private sector group comprises financial services, private equity, manufacturing, defense and aerospace and the not for profit and charities divisions; Athene Interims, the new

Adicio Launches New Pro Editions of Classified Software

Adicio Inc., a provider of interactive classified advertising software solutions for media companies, has released new low-cost professional editions of its classified platforms for the careers, real estate and automotive markets. The new professional editions, which target small media businesses, complement Adicio’s enterprise editions, which currently power over one thousand sites worldwide. “We’re making our

SuccessFactors Selected by SKF Group

SuccessFactors, Inc. has announced that global manufacturing specialist, SKF Group, will deploy the SuccessFactors compensation management solution to its employees in France. SKF will also be provided a future multi-lingual, multi-currency compensation platform for wider global deployment to the company's additional subsidiaries in more than 100 countries worldwide. SKF Group has more than 100 manufacturing

Cole Warren & Long Celebrates 40 Years in Business

Cole, Warren & Long, Inc. celebrates its 40th anniversary of providing retained executive search and management consulting services to clients throughout the U.S. and internationally. Founded in 1970 by Ronald J. Cole and Richard B. Warren, it is said to have been the first all retained executive search firm based in the Philadelphia area. Mr.

Korn Ferry Announces New Additions

Korn/Ferry International has announced additions to its firm. Margaret Lee has joined Korn/Ferry as vice chairman and senior client partner, leading the firm’s Asia Pacific financial officers center of expertise sector. Based in the firm’s Hong Kong office, Ms. Lee will also head up the development of the Chinese enterprise sector for Greater China. Ms.

Sanford Rose Opens New Office in Pittsburgh; Names President

Sanford Rose Associates has named Rodger Brown as president of Sanford Rose Associates-Pittsburgh North, one of several new Sanford Rose Associates executive search offices opening in recent months. Mr. Brown will spearhead the firm’s life science practice which will be the predominant focus of the Pittsburgh North office. He brings over 30 years of executive

CEO Inc. Adds Consultant in Executive Search Division

CEO Inc. has added Chad Godwin as senior consultant in the firm’s accounting, financial and executive search division. Mr. Godwin previously served as a search consultant at C.G. Consulting in Atlanta. He has more than 14 years of business development and search consulting experience for businesses ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies and has

Kronos Selected by Shore-Lij Health System

Kronos Incorporated has been selected by Shore-LIJ Health System, the nation's third-largest, non-profit, secular health system, to implement time and attendance and employee scheduling across the organization. North Shore-LIJ will automate workforce business processes with Kronos for its 38,000 employees across more than 50 facilities and offices, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, emergency management systems, research

Interview: Head Of Strategic Research Solutions Discusses Today’s Recruiting Environment

Daniel Ebbert is president of Strategic Research Solutions, a firm he established in 2002. Prior to forming the company Mr. Ebbert was a consultant with a retained search firm focused on the pharmaceutical, chemical and consumer industries. Earlier he was with the healthcare services specialty practice of Korn/Ferry International where he managed the research function

CareerBuilder Acquires CareerSite.biz

CareerBuilder has acquired CareerSite.biz, parent of three successful career-related operations in the U.K. Founded in 2001, CareerSite.biz operates two online recruitment niche sites focusing on nursing and railway workers as well as a successful virtual career fair business. As part of the deal, StaffNurse.com and VirtualFair.co.uk will become part of the CareerBuilder family. The new

IMD International Adds Moscow-Based Firm

IMD International Search Group has added Moscow-based 4Astra ES as its newest member firm. 4Astra ES was founded by executive search consultant Anna Ryzhkova, who currently heads the company’s technology, telecom and financial services practice areas as well as managing the strategic development of the company. Ms. Ryzhkova has spent 10 years in the executive

FPL Advisory Group Adds Asset and Wealth Management Practice

FPL Advisory Group (FPL), a strategic executive search and advisory firm, has expanded its global professional services to the asset and wealth management industry. Through complementary practice areas, FPL will now provide executive search, compensation, and management consulting solutions to a select, and focused, client base across the real estate, asset and wealth management, healthcare,

Ultimate Software Selected by Allegiance Health

Ultimate Software, a provider of end-to-end strategic human resources, payroll, and talent management solutions, has been selected by Allegiance Health, a community-owned and locally governed health system in Michigan, for its unified human capital management solution, UltiPro. “Ultimate is an excellent match for our HR technology strategy and our organizational culture. In particular, Ultimate's end-to-end

Options Group Appoints Executive Director

Global executive search and strategic consulting firm Options Group has added James Ward as an executive director primarily focusing on the alternative investments and asset management sector. Mr. Ward has over 20 years of experience in human resources, including domestic and international positions, initially with Salomon Brothers, Inc. where he held executive level positions in

Preston | Reffett Appoints New Managing Director

Preston | Reffett, LLC has added Margaret Gottlieb as its newest managing director in the firm’s government search practice based out of its Fairfax, Virginia office. Ms. Gottlieb previously served as a managing director of Foster Partners, a KPMG-affiliate, retained executive search firm. At Foster Partners, she handled business development and conducted executive searches for

SourceRight Solutions and Hays Plc Form Global Alliance

Global recruitment company Hays plc and SourceRight Solutions have established a strategic alliance to offer talent acquisition solutions on a global scale. The two outsourced talent acquisition providers will offer customized recruiting services to clients in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East and Asia. “The global talent landscape has become more diverse, and it is

DHR Recruits CIO for Plexus Corp.

Executive search firm DHR International has placed Steve Gearhart as chief information officer of Plexus Corp., a publicly traded electronics manufacturing services provider with revenues of nearly $2 billion. Dennis Hood, vice chairman and managing director, and his account manager, Susan Foley, managed the search for DHR International. Mr. Gearhart joins Plexus from Flextronics where

TheLadders.com Introduces MyPipeline

TheLadders.com, an online job service, has introduced MyPipeline, a new social recruiting tool that allows recruiters to deliver job related information to candidates who have signed up to receive their hiring updates. “Broadcasting $100K+ job postings to a wide audience generally delivers an overwhelming supply of underwhelming candidates,” said Marc Cenedella, founder and CEO of

Futurestep Names Head of Asia

Futurestep, a provider of talent acquisition solutions, has named James Mendes as managing director of Futurestep Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, India, Japan, Hong Kong and China). Mr. Mendes will be based in the firm's Hong Kong office. Most recently, he served as managing director and sales director Asia for Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS). Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry

Paul-Lawrence Associates Adds Managing Director in Los Angeles

Executive search firm paul~lawrence associates has added Allen Esrock as managing director of its new Los Angeles office. Mr. Esrock will be the practice lead in the firm’s digital media & entertainment practice and also will be a member of the renewable energy service practice. Prior to joining paul-lawrence, he spent seven years as a

Witt/Kieffer Places Drexel University President

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has recruited John A. Fry as the 14th president of Drexel University. Mr. Fry is currently president of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and a former University of Pennsylvania executive. Drexel has risen in the rankings, becoming one of the top 100 Best National Universities in "America's Best Colleges"

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