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E.A. Hughes Places COO at Perry Ellis International 

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

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Horton International Merges with Atabay Consulting in Mexico

Horton International has expanded in Mexico with its merger of talent solutions and leadership firm Atabay Consulting. “At Horton International we have been consistently working on building our leadership team, our service offering and our global presence,” said Maneesh Ajmani, chairman of the board at Horton International. “This merger is yet another step in strengthening our

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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.

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Korn Ferry Posts 14 Percent Revenue Increase

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2023 second first quarter revenue of $727.8 million, an increase of 14 percent from the second quarter of last year. Revenue increased in all lines of business except executive search which was down about seven percent compared to the same period a year ago. The acquisitions of Lucas Group, Patina and Infinity

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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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BoardWalk Consulting Recruits New Leader for the Sierra Club

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has assisted in the recruitment of experienced civil rights leader, community organizer,  and coalition builder Ben Jealous as the new executive director of the Sierra Club in Oakland, CA. Mr. Jealous will be the seventh executive director since the position was created in 1952 and the first person of color to serve in

partners

Kristie Nova to Lead Bespoke Partners’ CEO Practice

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has just announced that founding partner Kristie Nova will lead the firm’s dedicated practice placing high-impact chief executive officers in private equity portfolio companies. “I’m thrilled to return to my roots and lead our search practice to bring exceptional CEOs to our clients. The CEO plays the most

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ON Partners Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Nutrient Survival

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, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Fast-growing executive search firm ON Partners recently

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Salveson Stetson Group Recruits Top HR Executive for Colorcon

Radnor, PA-based executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group has assisted in the recruitment of Valerie Nizard as global human resources leader of Colorcon in Harleysville, PA. “We recently had the honor of partnering with Colorcon in an executive search to find their new global human resources leader, and we are pleased to share that Valerie Nizard will be joining their

offices

Kingsley Gate Partners Expands in London

Private equity-backed Kingsley Gate Partners has expanded in London with the addition of Amanda Pitt as a partner. “We are truly excited to welcome Amanda into the team,” said Francesca d’Arcangeli, global chief operating officer for Kingsley Gate Partners. “Amanda builds on our strength in technology and digital, bringing a wealth of experience in multiplatform marketing

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Coulter Partners Appoints Executive Director

Life sciences recruiting specialist Coulter Partners has expanded with the addition of Hannah Musisi as executive director based in London. She will support the firm’s work in the digital health sector, working closely with Ian Coyne, executive director. “As part of our broad offering across science, technology and innovation, we have been working more and

trends

The Biggest Challenges Facing Leaders Now

Being a leader in 2022, whether that’s a CEO, a recruiter or a manager, has come with a whole host of new obstacles to navigate. The world has undergone a significant change in the last few years, and on top of this, the way that workers think about their careers has changed. There are more

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Bryant Group Fills Top Marketing / Communications Post for University of Washington

Dallas, TX-based Bryant Group has assisted in the recruitment of Jack Martin as vice president for marketing and communications at the University of Washington (UW). “I came to the search as an internal candidate and Bryant Group’s John Toolan provided vital guidance on how to present myself in a way that would allow the interviewers to

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ZRG Partners Assists Carlin Consumer Health with CEO Search

ZRG Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Scott Chapman as the new CEO of Carlin Consumer Health, in New York City. Thomas Fuller was the lead on this assignment, along with Helga Long, Rich Herman, and David Hart. “We are thrilled to welcome Scott as Carlin’s first CEO,” said Andrew Goldman, managing partner of Hildred Capital Management. “As

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KEES Places Chief Development Officer for the Maryville Academy Foundation

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES has placed Michelle Jimenez as the first chief development officer of the Maryville Academy Foundation in Des Plaines, IL. This was the first search partnership for KEES and Maryville Academy Foundation, following a competitive selection process to identify a search partner. The comprehensive search attracted several qualified candidates from

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Leathwaite Opens Office in Singapore

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has expanded in Asia with the opening of a new office in Singapore. “Having also recently set up its Asia advisory board – to provide regional senior advice through a strategically critical period of expansion and growth – the firm is well placed to partner with its clients across the region,”

survey

Top Strategies for Sudden Executive Transitions

In a perfect world, executive succession planning for executive departures is an orderly process. Organizations work with key leaders to plan out departures, and successors are groomed and ready to go. But, as we all know, executive departures do not always cooperate with this planful approach. A new report from LHH Knightsbridge Search says that

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Sheffield Haworth Acquires Symbiosis Search

Acquisitions and consolidations continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. The latest: Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has acquired Symbiosis Search, an executive search consultancy for leadership roles across fast-growth enterprise software and SaaS companies. Financial terms of the transaction were

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The Christopher Group Recruits Chief People Officer for Vervent

The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, has placed Pam Johnson as the new chief people officer of San Diego, CA-based Vervent. Tom Christopher and Pam Noble led the assignment. “Pam Johnson is a transformational leader passionate about unlocking the potential of people, organizations and brands to achieve

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Cook Silverman Search Seeks New Leader for Morgan Autism Center

Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been retained by the Morgan Autism Center in San Jose, CA, to lead its search for a new executive director. Victoria L. Silverman, managing founder, is heading the assignment for the non-profit-focused search firm. Morgan Autism Center seeks an experienced, visionary, dynamic, and passionate executive director to lead the

trends

The Rise of the Great Counteroffer

Most people have heard about the “Great Resignation” or the “Great Reshuffle,” but Grey Search & Strategy, among other search providers, say many organizations are now experiencing what they call the “Great Counteroffer.” The number of counteroffers has increased over the last year as employers are throwing everything they can (money, incentives, titles, etc.) at

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Caldwell Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for PRT Growing Services

Jay Millen and Jeff Freeborough of Toronto-based Caldwell recently assisted in the recruitment of Collin Phillip as the new chief commercial officer of PRT Growing Services. Mr. Phillip was previously country manager, Canada for AgVend. In this role, he was responsible for building out the Canadian-based team for this leading B2B agtech company. He was accountable for supporting

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CarterBaldwin Recruits Chief Growth and Strategy Officer for Feed the Children

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has assisted in the recruitment of Colleen Ridenhour as chief growth and strategy officer of global non-profit Feed the Children. “After an extensive global search, I am thrilled to welcome Colleen to our organization,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO for Feed the Children. “She is an exceptional leader who has the

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Kevin Chase Tapped by Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice to Find New Leader

Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has been enlisted to find the next executive director for the Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ). Leading the assignment are Kevin Chase, managing partner, and Catie DiFelice, senior consultant. The executive director will assume primary operating and oversight responsibility for LACLJ and will work closely with board, staff,

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Odgers Berndtson Boosts Plan to Expand in Spanish Speaking Countries

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has boosted its strategic plan for Latin America with an expansion into Spain. The firm currently has offices in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. The incorporation of Spain into Odgers Berndtson’s strategic plan for LATAM was signed at the London headquarters by Kester Scrope, CEO of

survey

For Diverse CEOs, Progress Comes Slowly

Despite an overwhelming percentage of executives who consider diversity to be more important to their organization than it was just three years ago, the number of both women and racially and ethnically diverse CEOs among the Fortune 100 remains low at roughly one in four, according to the “Route to the Top 2022” report recently released

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HR’s Strategic Role in a Time of Inflation/Contraction

Despite election year gloom and doom assertions, gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2022 was revised higher and consumer sentiment moved up a bit as well. Q2 corporate profits rebounded (rising 6.1 percent in the quarter, after falling 2.2 percent in Q1), headline and core inflation moderated slightly, and two new regulations (the

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Lindauer Places Chief Advancement Officer for Deerfield Academy

Lindauer recently assisted in the recruitment of Charles “Chuck” Ramsay as chief advancement officer for Deerfield Academy, a Massachusetts co-educational preparatory school. The assignment was spearheaded by Libby Roberts, senior vice president, and consultant Chandra Montgomery. Mr. Ramsay brings over 27 years of experience in the advancement profession to his work at Deerfield and, as

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Sportsology Group Assists Atlanta United FC in Recruiting New CEO

New York City-based Sportsology Group has placed Garth Lagerwey as the new president and chief executive officer of Atlanta United FC,  a Major League Soccer (MLS) team based in Georgia. Mr. Lagerwey, most-recently general manager and president of soccer of the professional soccer league’s Seattle Sounders and a former general manager for Real Salt Lake

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Jobplex Names Four New Partners

Jobplex, the Chicago-based partner company of DHR Global, has named four new partners – Shea Jaenicke, Steve McClellan, Jill Pantano, and Kara Rae Linn–to its ranks. Mr. Jaenicke, based in Los Angeles, joins the firm in the advanced technology practice group. With more than a decade of experience in search, he works primarily with founders

5 Workplace Trends to Watch in 2021

While executives have long recognized that well-being is important, the COVID-19 pandemic brought home how significant it really is. Work and life, health, safety and well-being became inseparable in 2020. Amid unprecedented workforce disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are enacting radically new ways of working and operating – and the C-suite is taking action to

Tech CEOS Plan to Hire in 2010

Seventy-two percent of tech CEOs are confident about growth this year, with nearly three quarters (72.9 percent) of the respondents stating that they plan to increase headcount in 2010. The survey was conducted by executive search firm Polachi Inc., which polled a total of 155 CEOs at technology companies across the country. “We have seen

Morgan Samuels Completes Search for Harris Corp

Morgan Samuels Company, a Los Angeles-based executive recruiter, has placed Andy Start as president of international business at Harris Corporation’s RF Communications Division. Mr. Start had most recently been managing director and vice president – BAE Systems Platform Solutions, London. Harris Corporation develops communications products for government and commercial customers worldwide, makes microwave, satellite, and

Kelly Services Posts 2009 Decline of Over 20 Percent

Kelly Services, Inc./(NASDAQ:KELY), a global provider of workforce solutions, has posted revenue for the fourth quarter of 2009 of $1.2 billion, a seven percent decrease compared to the corresponding quarter in 2008. The company reported a net loss of $8.2 million, or 23 cents a share, compared with a loss of $88.7 million, or $2.55

Boyden to Lead CEO Search for SF AIDS Foundation

Boyden has been tapped by the San Francisco Aids Foundation to lead its search for a new chief executive. The search will be headed by Neil Sims, a managing director based in the firm's San Francisco office. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation provides leadership to prevent new HIV infections. Founded in 1946, Boyden is an

Accenture Adds Human Services Practice Director

Jerry Friedman has joined Accenture’s human services practice as director of strategic initiatives. Mr. Friedman has served as the American Public Human Services Association’s (APHSA) executive director since 2001. “Human services agencies face unprecedented pressure to meet increasing demands for citizen services at a time when budgets continue to decline,” said Steve Rohleder, group chief

HireVue Chosen by Mosaic Sales Solutions

Video interviewing provider HireVue has been selected by Mosaic Sales Solutions, a field sales and marketing company to streamline its hiring process. “Mosaic Sales Solutions is a unique and exciting company for an HR technology provider like HireVue to partner with,” says Mark Newman, HireVue's CEO. “They are in the business of people. To be

Korn Ferry Hires Former OppenheimerFunds CEO

Korn/Ferry International has added John V. Murphy as managing director for the asset and wealth management sector of its global financial markets practice. He will be based in the firm's Boston office. Mr. Murphy joins Korn/Ferry after eight years at OppenheimerFunds, Inc. where he most recently served as chairman and previously was the company's CEO

Eric Salmon & Partners Adds to Paris Office

Executive search firm Eric Salmon & Partners has named Lorraine Kron du Luart as a recruiting manager in its Paris office. Ms. Kron du Luart was most recently the founder of LKL-partners. Prior to that, she spent two years as a principal with Heidrick & Struggles. She also formerly served as engagement manager/professional development manager

Isaacson, Miller Retained by Antioch College

Isaacson, Miller has been selected by the Antioch College board pro tempore to assist in its search for a new president. John M. Isaacson, principal of the firm, will lead the search. Work has already begun and it is expected that the board will announce its selection by mid-summer or early fall. Antioch College is

Kenexa Posts 13.3 Percent Reveue Loss

Kenexa Corporation/(NASDAQ:KNXA), a global provider of business solutions for human resources, has posted revenues of $39.1 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009, a 13.3 percent decrease from revenues of $45.1 million a year ago. The company recorded net income of $294,000, or $0.01 per share, from a loss of $120.9 million, or

Paycor Releases HR Performer Software

Paycor, a provider of payroll, HR and time keeping solutions, has released its latest HR Performer software. HR Performer is a web-based solution developed by Paycor's software experts. The software allows human resource professionals, managers and staff to perform administrative functions online, from entering or updating information to transacting benefit enrollment requests and ensuring compliancy.

Nosal Partners Completes Search for Smart Modular

Executive leadership solutions firm Nosal Partners LLC has placed John A. Scaramuzzo Jr. as senior vice president and general manager, storage business unit at SMART Modular Technologies, Inc. Mr. Scaramuzzo was most recently senior vice president and general manager, enterprise compute division at Seagate Technology LLC. The search was conducted by David Nosal, chairman and

Employment Index Edges Down in January

The Monster Employment Index, a monthly analysis of millions of online job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards, edged down one point in January, while the annual rate of decline moderated to an almost-flat three percent, as the Index appears close to emerging from a period of

DHR Expands Canadian Practice

Executive search firm DHR International has expanded its Canadian presence in Toronto through the acquisition of six former Boyden employees who will join DHR’s Toronto team: Gary Huggins will serve as managing director of Toronto; Rod Malcolm joins as executive vice president and consumer practice group leader; Sussannah Kelly and Beverleigh Aquilanti join as executive

Futurestep Selected by SEC

Futurestep, a provider of talent acquisition solutions, has been selected by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to provide talent acquisition solutions to help the agency address its talent needs. Futurestep's work for the SEC will include both recruitment and strategic services, with a focus on the implementation of talent acquisition processes and support related

Monster to Acquire Yahoo! HotJobs

Monster Worldwide, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of online recruitment site Yahoo! HotJobs from Yahoo! for $225 million in cash. Monster and Yahoo! have also entered into a three year commercial traffic agreement, to take effect upon the closing of the acquisition, in which Monster will become Yahoo!'s provider

Spherion Posts Large Revenue Loss

Recruiting giant Spherion Corporation/(NYSE:SFN) posted fourth quarter 2009 revenues of $456 million, a 29 percent decline from revenues of $505 million during the same period last year. The Fort Lauderdale-based company posted adjusted earnings from continuing operations of $3.2 million, or $0.06 per share, compared with adjusted earnings of $0.8 million, or $0.02 per share,

DavenportMajor Places Marketing Exec at Metropcs

DavenportMajor Executive Search has recruited Robert Fant as the vice president of marketing and brand management for MetroPCS. Mr. Fant previously served as director of advertising at Advance Auto Parts. MetroPCS Communications, incorporated in 2004, is a wireless communications provider that offers wireless broadband mobile services under the MetroPCS brand in selected metropolitan areas in

INAC Adds Indian-Based Firm to Network

Brussels-headquartered INAC Executive Search Worldwide, a global network of search consultants, has added Aryan HR Consulting Pvt. Ltd. to its network. With offices in New Delhi and Bangalore, Aryan HR Consulting was established in 1992 and has consulting experience in executive search and Organizational Capability Enhancement (OCE). “We are delighted to join INAC, present in

Interview: Tatum CEO Discusses Interim Search Services

Rich D’Amaro is a tenured executive who joined professional services firm Tatum LLC as chairman and CEO in February 2005. He brings a wealth of experience in strategic management, venture funding, investment banking, and mergers and acquisitions. His career began at KPMG LLP where after 21 years he departed as a member of the firm's

Stepstone Launches Online Assessment Tool

StepStone, a London-based provider of human capital management solutions, has created a free online assessment tool that can assist businesses to quickly evaluate the effectiveness of their performance management processes. Companies taking the assessment will receive a personalized scorecard of key talent performance indicators, such as leadership effectiveness and individual goal tracking, to help evaluate

Canaan Ridge Hosts Recruiting Development Event

Fourteen executive search consultants successfully completed the most recent professional development program conducted by Canaan Ridge. The Exceptional Search Consultant program was held in Palm Beach and provided insight on industry best practices related to sales effectiveness, building client reputation and the ideal search. In addition, participants spent a full day taking a comprehensive look

Integrated Talent Management Leads to Profitable Companies

Amid a shaky job market and predictions of massive turnover once the economy rebounds, a new study confirms that companies with integrated talent management processes not only achieved greater year-over-year profitability, but are also better positioned to achieve long-term success than companies with disparate HR processes and employee database systems. The study, “Integrated Talent Management:

Department of Labor Awards Goodwill $7.3 Million for Green Jobs

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has announced that Goodwill Industries International will receive a $7.3 million grant as part of “Pathways Out of Poverty,” a funding opportunity authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The grant will provide funds to create green job training programs as a strategy to

Spherion Acquires Tatum, LLC

Recruiting giant Spherion Corporation has acquired Tatum, LLC, a human capital solutions company providing executive search and professional coaching services. Tatum has nearly 1,000 partners and principles in 37 offices in the U.S. Total consideration for the transaction is $46 million, comprised of $11 million in Spherion stock and the remainder in cash and assumed

Connections Recruitment Creates Search Division

Connections Recruitment has launched an executive search practice to compliment the existing recruiting divisions within its business. The new division will be led by Alastair Pascoe, who will provide search and selection services across EMEA and APAC for positions ranging between $250,000 – $600,000 in the fields of sales and marketing, HR, finance, IT and

Dice Posts 25 Percent Revenue Decline

Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX), a career website for technology and engineering professionals, has recorded revenues of $26.7 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009, a decline of 25 percent from $35.5 million in the comparable quarter of 2008. Both Dice.com and eFinancialCareers.com have been impacted by recruitment activity which improved from the third quarter

Korn Ferry to Lead CEO Search for Borders

Korn/Ferry International has been retained by Borders Group, Inc. to lead in its search for yet another chief executive officer. Current CEO Ron Marshall is leaving to take over the CEO post at supermarket chain Great Atlantic & Pacific Co. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI., Borders Group is a retailer of books, music and movies

Top Spencer Stuart Recruiter Jumps to Korn Ferry

Korn/Ferry International has appointed Anthony J. Vardy as head of its London office. Mr. Vardy is joining Korn/Ferry|Whitehead Mann after 15 years at Spencer Stuart where he was head of the firm's London office and a founding member of the technology, communications and media practice in Europe. Throughout his career, Mr. Vardy has conducted executive

Kenzer Group Recruiters Purchase Firm’s Assets

The assets of executive search firm Kenzer Corp. have been acquired by a group of former Kenzer executives, operating as Kenzer Group, LLC. “We are all very excited about the formation of our new company. We have acquired the assets of Kenzer Corp. and are already well on our way to building on that base,”

Hudson Adds New U.K. Head

Hudson, a global provider of recruitment and talent management services, has added Tim Drake as the head of its talent management division in the U.K. Mr. Drake joins Hudson from AB InBev, where he was director of people continuity and led the talent management and succession strategy for Western Europe over the last five years.

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