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GenSearch Opens Swiss Office

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Agilium Worldwide Expands Into Norway

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E.A. Hughes Names Head of Los Angeles Office

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DRG Executive Search Seeks Development Officer for Shatterproof

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Lucas Group Names Managing Director of Legal Practice

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Kittleman & Associates Leading CEO Search for National Basketball Retired Players Association

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ADK Consulting & Executive Search Seeks New Leader for Louisville International Airport

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Lancor New York Office Leader Scott Estill

Lancor Names New York Office Leader

Executive search firm Lancor has added veteran recruiter Scott M. Estill to manage its New York City office and lead its global advisory practice. Mr. Estill, who retains the title of partner, will play a key role in the firm’s well-established private equity-focused recruiting practice while building Lancor’s new advisory business. He will also co-lead the North

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Lois L. Lindauer Searches Seeking Major Gifts Officer for ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts

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The Nicoll Curtin Group Acquires BeecherMadden

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Pedersen & Partners Names Global Head of Defense Recruiting Practice

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The CEO’s Important Role in Succession Planning

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KRW Associates Leads Police Chief Search for Breckenridge

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Parker Executive Search Seeking New Athletic Director for Northeastern University

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McDermott & Bull Stu Leibach New York City

McDermott & Bull Opens Office in New York City

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Academic Search Retained by Wright State to Find New Leader

With the new school year underway, education-focused recruiter Academic Search has been retained by Wright State University in Ohio to lead its search for a new president. David R. Hopkins will retire as president when his contract expires next June. Senior consultants Dr. Jerry M. Israel and Dr. Mac A. Stewart will lead the assignment. “The selection of a highly

Korn Ferry Chosen to Lead CEO Search for Pier 1

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IRC Adds New Member Firm in Latin America

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Chile-based Inquest Consultores as its newest member firm. Inquest Consultores, led by Pia Puebla Menne and Isabel Walker, has been a key player in the Chilean executive search and compensation management consulting sector for more than 14 years. Chile is one of South America’s most stable and prosperous nations, leading Latin

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Recruits Chief Compliance Officer for CONCACAF

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has recruited Guilherme Carvalho as chief legal and chief compliance officer of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) in Miami. The international search was led by Brian Davis, Rosalind Dodd and Jeffrey Liebster, all based in MLA’s New York office. The organization sought a leader with appropriate legal credentials, extensive work experience in

McDermott & Bull Lands Chief Technology and Innovation Officer Post for Golden 1 Credit Union

Executive search firm McDermott & Bull has recruited Val Scott as chief technology and innovation officer to Golden 1 Credit Union, the nation’s sixth largest Credit Union with $10 billion in assets. The search was led by Brandon Biegenzahn, co-chair of the firm’s financial institutions practice, along with associate consultant Michelle Davis. During the course of the search, 171 candidates were

Benchmark Executive Search Launches New Service to Connect Cybersecurity Experts

Benchmark Executive Search has launched Expert Network, a new service designed to match its network of experts, advisors and consultants with companies seeking to upgrade their corporate asset protection, risk management and cyber strategies. To address the growing need for a full spectrum of enterprise risks in corporate boardrooms and at the C-suite, Benchmark has assembled a

Signium Strengthens Search Staff In the Netherlands

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Mixed Salary Growth Persists Eight Years After Great Recession

A new analysis by the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry shows mixed salary recovery figures across the world, eight years after the fall of Lehman Brothers signaled the beginning of one of the worst global recessions in history. Pay data is drawn from Korn Ferry Hay Group’s PayNet database, which contains salary and job data for

Egon Zehnder Leading Chairman Search for National Bank of Greece

Following the recent debt crisis in Greece, the country’s second largest lender — the National Bank of Greece (NBG)  — has retained Egon Zehnder to lead its hunt for a new chairman. According to NBG, the new chair must have a good understanding of the environment in which the bank operates (e.g. regulatory, legal, economic), including the

IQ Partners Recruits CEO for Institute of Communication Agencies

Executive search firm IQ Partners has placed Scott Knox as president and chief executive officer of the Institute of Communication Agencies. The combined position is new for the organization. Its previous CEO, Gillian Graham, resigned last March, while former president Jani Yates left the ICA in May to lead Advertising Standards Canada. It was after that departure that a decision was

IIC Partners Launches Professional Development and Training Platform

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has launched the IIC Partners Knowledge Academy. The platform serves to provide IIC Partners members with access to a library of professional development webinars, training and educational resources and collaborative learning tools. Knowledge Academy serves as an opportunity for members to grow their business through the exploration of a wide array of topics

JW Michaels Appoints Head of Partner Placement Division

New York-based executive search firm JW Michaels & Co. has named Richard Zakin as a managing director to lead its national partner placement division. With a decade of experience in practicing executive search and as a former partner for more than eight years with two of The American Lawyer’s Am Law 100 firms, Mr. Zakin brings a unique and personal

Hunt Scanlon Launches Recruiting Industry Media Center

Hunt Scanlon Media recently launched its Recruiting Industry Media Center (IMC), a newly-developed service designed to help companies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations and other entities with their human capital and talent acquisition needs. As a real-time, high touch product, the IMC allows end users to research and conduct in-depth due diligence on leading search firms and talent

Berkhemer Clayton to Lead CEO Search for Pasadena Tournament of Roses

Berkhemer Clayton has been retained by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association (The Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game) to recruit its next executive director and chief executive officer. William Flinn, current association executive director, will retire next year after more than three decades with the organization. Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, the search firm’s president and corporate board practice leader,

JDG Associates Recruits Executive Director for Marine Technology Society

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has placed Kevin Traver as executive director of the Marine Technology Society (MTS). Principal Paul Belford led the search. Mr. Traver will lead MTS in its mission to promote awareness, understanding, advancement and application of marine technology. He will report to the board of directors, primarily through the MTS president, apprising the board on matters critical

Korn Ferry Posts 40 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2017 fiscal first quarter revenues of $392.9 million, a 40 percent increase compared to revenues of $279.3 million a year ago. The growth was primarily due to increases in fee revenue in Futurestep and the company’s recently acquired Hay Group segments. During the quarter, Korn Ferry substantially completed its fiscal 2016 restructuring

Lucas Group Names Manufacturing Practice Leader

Executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded its presence in Southern California with the addition of Jennifer Bowers as managing partner and leader of its manufacturing practice in San Diego. She joins a tenured team of manufacturing recruiters. Ms. Bowers has served in various recruiting roles with Adecco and Eastridge Workforce Solutions. Across California, manufacturing is experiencing a boom as the local economy

As Labor Market Tightens, Hiring Mistakes Take Center Stage

Within the executive, managerial and professional sector, hiring authorities are frequently making key mistakes that are hampering not only their ability to hire, but also their employer brand and retention rates, according to an employment landscape survey just completed by MRINetwork. The report reveals that lengthy hiring practices and misconceptions about what motivates top candidates to make a job

Spencer Stuart Recruits CEO for TESSCO Technologies

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Murray Wright as president and chief executive officer of TESSCO Technologies. He assumes the role from founder and past CEO Robert B. Barnhill Jr., who will assume the role of executive chairman and continue to serve as the chairman of the board. The appointment of a new CEO comes amid declining revenues and earnings which

AGB Search Leading President Search for Central Connecticut State

Executive search firm AGB Search has been selected by Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) to lead its search for a new president. Robert Holyer Ph.D., senior consultant at AGB Search, is leading the assignment. Founded in 1849 as New Britain Normal School, CCSU is Connecticut’s oldest publicly funded university. It is made up of four schools: the Ammon College

Ward Howell Appoints Global Leader of Insurance / Alternative Investments Practice Groups

Executive search firm Ward Howell International has appointed Theodore ‘Ted’ Petrara as partner and global leader of its insurance and alternative investments practice groups. He is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Petrara’s team will deliver executive search and leadership advisory services to insurers, reinsurers, hedge funds, and other originators and investors in the alternative

DHR Names Global Board & CEO Practice Leader

Executive search firm DHR International has named Mike Magsig as managing partner and leader of the firm’s global board & CEO practice group. He replaces Jay Millen, who stepped down late last year; he now holds the same role at Caldwell Partners. Mr. Magsig brings more than 16 years of executive search experience to DHR. During his career, he has

Pay Raises to Hold Steady in 2017

Pay raises for U.S. employees are expected to hold steady at three percent in 2017, according to a survey released by Willis Towers Watson. The survey also found that employers will continue to reward their best performers with significantly larger pay raises as they look for ways to retain their top talent and strengthen existing pay-for-performance

Russell Reynolds Associates Lands CEO for Help for Heroes

Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Melanie Waters as chief executive officer of Help for Heroes. Founder Bryn Parry had previously announced that he will be stepping down at the end of the year. The company sought an experienced, forward-thinking and progressive leader to pilot the organization through a growth and expansion phase. Russell Reynolds was brought in last spring to

WinterWyman Leading CTO Search for Rockets of Awesome

Executive search firm WinterWyman has been retained by Rockets of Awesome to lead its search for a chief technology officer. The search firm’s senior vice president and partner, Mike Fitzgerald, is leading the assignment. Rockets of Awesome’s CTO will be responsible for direct management and growth of its engineering team, as well as the overall success of its ROA platform. He or

Michael Bergen to Lead Allegis Partners in the U.S.

Michael Bergen, global practice leader of Allegis Partners’ human resources practice, will take on additional responsibility as managing partner of the firm’s U.S. operations. Mr. Bergen has more than 17 years of experience placing executives across all industries, geographies and functional areas of expertise within the HR profession. Prior to joining Allegis Partners in 2015, he

Ducatus Partners Names EMEA Partner

Executive search firm Ducatus Partners has appointed Michael Diamond as partner for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Mr. Diamond brings nearly a decade’s experience to the role and joins Ducatus from executive search firm Diamond Cooper, of which he was a co-founder and managing partner. He will oversee business origination, senior client relations and project management for

Why Millennials Crave In-Person Collaboration

Despite popular belief, 41 percent of Gen Z’s say corporate offices are their workplace preference, according to a global study released today by Future Workplace, an HR executive network and research firm dedicated to the future of learning and working, and HR services company Randstad US, which recently acquired Monster Worldwide for $429 million. As a follow-up

Heidrick & Struggles Leading CEO Search for National Cybersecurity Center

The National Cybersecurity Center in Colorado Springs has retained Heidrick & Struggles to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. A four-person search committee from the National Cybersecurity Center’s 12 directors will conduct interviews and make final candidate recommendations to the board. The Cybersecurity Center hopes to have a CEO selected by mid to late September, said

Odgers Berndtson Recruits CFO for Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has placed Paul S. Herendeen as executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. John Hawkins, vice chairman and director in Odgers Berndtson’s life sciences practice, led the assignment. As Valeant CFO, Mr. Herendeen will oversee all of the company’s finance functions, including controllership, tax, and treasury, reporting directly

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