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New Town Partnership Opens Office London
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New Town Partnership Opens Office In London

Edinburgh, Scotland-based executive search firm New Town Partnership is increasing its footprint with the opening of a new office in London and the hiring of Lucy Partridge as senior associate. She will manage key corporate accounts and bring the recruiter’s headcount to seven. The New Town Partnership, founded two years ago by managing partners Jane

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Five Tips On Crafting Leadership Goals for 2018

You can’t underestimate the importance of organizational goals — especially in turbulent times. Achieving meaningful annual goals requires setting a high bar, well in advance. December is an ideal time to do that, according to a new report by David Peck, region head for western and central U.S. and senior executive coach at global executive coaching network

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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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DRG Search Names CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: DRG Search has appointed Dara Klarfeld as its new CEO. She will be responsible for leading all aspects of DRG’s work with organizations in the non-profit sector. “Dara has built an impressive

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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?

Pedersen & Partners Mark Paviour country manager United Kingdom
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Pedersen & Partners Appoints Country Manager for U.K.

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has named Mark Paviour as its country manager for the United Kingdom. Mr. Paviour joins Pedersen & Partners from Egon Zehnder, where he worked for 24 years in the U.K. and the Middle East. During his tenure there, he served on the global financial services practice group leadership team, ran the asset/wealth

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Job Market Trends to Watch In 2018

2017 was a landmark year for hiring. Despite two major hurricanes and political turmoil in Washington, D.C., the U.S. economy forged ahead, adding more than 1.9 million new jobs and pushing stock markets to an all-time record high. After eight years of steady jobs growth, the nation’s unemployment rate hit a 17-year low this year.

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Parker Executive Search Seeks President for University of Central Florida

Parker Executive Search is looking to place the new president of the University of Central Florida (UCF) by mid-year. The Atlanta-based recruitment firm was enlisted last year to find the replacement for the school’s longtime president John Hitt, who announced his retirement in October. Perhaps Parker’s biggest challenge is finding someone who can fill the

Coulter Partners Sally Ann Forsyth CEO Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst
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Coulter Partners Lands New CEO for Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Sally Ann Forsyth as the new CEO of Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC). She assumes her new role in March. Dr. Forsyth, who is known for her scientific and financial expertise and as an open innovation practitioner, will lead SBC through its next phase of expansion. “Everyone talks about board and sector

Witt/Kieffer Emerging Physician Leaders Recruiting Practice Carl Fitch
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Witt/Kieffer Launches Emerging Physician Leaders Recruiting Practice

Witt/Kieffer has launched an emerging physician leaders search practice, which expands the reach and capabilities of the firm’s physician integration & leadership business. Consultant Carl Fitch is leading the practice, which will help clients in healthcare and academic medicine identify potential physician administrators and executives at all levels of their organizations. “Today’s healthcare landscape requires

CNA International Office Hamburg Germany
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CNA International Opens in Germany

U.K.-based executive recruiting franchise CNA International has opened a new office in Hamburg, Germany. Marko Könönen will lead the new location serving as senior partner at CNA International Hamburg Germany. With its presence in Hamburg, CNA further enhances its professional executive search capability, resources and services to meet the growing business interests of companies and financial institutions in Germany,

Five Ways HR Can Maximize Data and Analytics
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Five Ways HR Can Maximize Data and Analytics

Big data is rewriting the script for how companies around the world do business. The market for big data and business analytics is expected to grow to $203 billion in the next three years. For human resources, the implications include better and more efficient talent management processes, greater insight into whether a candidate will be

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RH Perry & Associates Tapped by West Virginia University at Parkersburg 

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has retained RH Perry & Associates to lead its search for a new president, following the resignation of Fletcher Lamkin. Senior consultants Jesse Thompson and John Hutchinson are conducting the search. “I would like to thank the board for putting their trust in us … to find a president that

Nonprofit HR Associates CEO Evon Smith OneWest
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Nonprofit HR Associates Finds New Leader for OneWest

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Nonprofit HR Associates has placed Evon Smith as president and CEO of Louisville, KY-based OneWest, a community development group. This concluded a six-month national search. “We were impressed with Evon’s proven success in developing collaborative partnerships and leveraging resources with non-profit organizations, government entities, businesses, investors, and community stakeholders –

Caldwell Partners 9.8% Q1 Revenue Increase
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Caldwell Partners Posts 9.8 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase

Caldwell Partners International has posted first quarter revenues of $14.9 million (Canadian), up 9.8 percent from $13.6 million last year. “The Caldwell Partners team delivered a strong performance in the first quarter,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “The overall economic outlook remains healthy, as we continue to experience solid search demand, notwithstanding our unbalanced performance

Heidrick & Struggles Stephen McAlinden regional leader Asia Pacific
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Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Regional Leader for Asia Pacific

Heidrick & Struggles has named Stephen McAlinden regional leader for Asia Pacific. He succeeds Steve Mullinjer, who will continue to pursue client work for the CEO & board practice globally. In his new role, Mr. McAlinden will lead 14 offices across Asia Pacific while continuing his client work as a partner focusing on corporate and investment banking. “Under Steve’s stewardship over the past

Companies Have Aggressive Hiring Plans for 2018
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Companies Have Aggressive Hiring Plans for 2018

The hiring outlook for 2018 is the best the U.S. has seen in over a decade with 44 percent of employers planning to hire full-time, permanent employees in the new year and half (51 percent) expecting to hire temporary employees, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. The most pressing question, however, remains: How quickly can they fill

Harris Search Associates University of Buffalo School Dental Medicine
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Harris Search Associates Tapped By University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Universities have long depended on executive search firms to help with their leadership needs, but these days the higher education sector is broadening its efforts to find more specialized leaders. As a result, search firms have expanded their niche offerings in the sector, identifying athletic directors, coaches and any number of other top posts. The

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MJM Global Search Seeks CEO for the National Livestock Producers Association

The National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA), the national association of livestock marketing cooperatives and their captive livestock credit corporations, is looking for its next chief executive officer. The organization has enlisted Denver area-based MJM Global Search to find its new leader. Scott Stuart, longtime head of the NLPA, recently left the organization to take on the

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The Lancer Group Opens Office in Dallas

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, has opened a new office in Dallas and named Kevin Anderson as partner. The firm now has six offices in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Anderson brings to Lancer Group over 20 years of experience in executive search across the IT services, software, industrial technology,

Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition Global Performance Search Join Forces
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Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition and Global Performance Search Join Forces

The wave of mergers and partnerships in the executive search industry is continuing in the New Year. Recently, Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition and Global Performance Search (GPS) officially merged. The newly formed entity, which is called GPS, will have vertical expertise in professional services, data analytics, life sciences, supply chain technologies, logistics and medical

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Another Look at the Impact and Implications of Pay History Legislation

As more cities and states enact legislation to restrict employers, and their search agents, from asking candidates about their pay history, questions remain about the effectiveness of such laws, according to a new study by the recruitment firm NGS Global. The report, “Challenges of Gathering Compensation Data on Candidates,” spearheaded by managing partners David Nosal

Shelli Herman and Associates Kate Montonaga CFO Museum of Contemporary Art
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Shelli Herman and Associates Lands CFO for the Museum of Contemporary Art

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has recruited Kate Motonaga as the new CFO of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, led the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA was seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum. Ms. Motonaga

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EFL Associates Tapped by CalSTRS to Hunt for Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Demand for executive level, “high impact” investing talent has been on the rise, and in the years ahead it is expected to soar. Recruiters say the need for chief investment officers across the asset allocator spectrum, including endowments and foundations‎, and corporate, public and state plans, have significantly increased in number over the last five years as

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RSR Partners Forms Alliance with OnPoint Consulting

Executive search firm RSR Partners has established an alliance with OnPoint Consulting, an organizational and leadership development consulting firm, to deliver leadership assessment capabilities to their clients. The partnership creates an integrated but independent platform, separating search and assessment to ensure clients are provided with objective and unbiased advice, said the search firm. In addition, OnPoint Consulting’s

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide Paul Dinte aviation, aerospace & defense practice
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IIC Partners Appoints Leader of Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Practice

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has named Paul Dinte as the new leader of its aviation, aerospace & defense practice. Mr. Dinte is founder, chairman and CEO of Dinte Executive Search and has over 20 years of experience in executive search, specializing in the defense and technology sectors. Mr. Dinte previously served as global chair for IIC

Women in the C-Suite Still Lagging Behind Male Counterparts
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Women in the C-Suite Still Lagging Behind Male Counterparts

The percentage of women in most C-suite positions is dramatically lower than their male counterparts, according to a new report by Korn Ferry. The study, drawn from an analysis of the top 1,000 U.S. companies by revenue, examined the percentage of women by title and industry and provides an update to a similar report the

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeks CEO for Puget Sound Economic Growth Group

The Regional Trade and Economic Development Alliance has selected Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting to assist in its search for a new president and CEO. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, is leading the assignment. The Regional Trade and Economic Development Alliance is the working name for a new regional organization created to enhance trade and

Brooke Chase Associates CFO Eric Skorge Fabuwood Cabinetry
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Brooke Chase Associates Finds New CFO for Fabuwood Cabinetry

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In one recent example, Sarasota, FL-based executive recruiter Brooke Chase Associates helped place Eric Skorge as CFO with Fabuwood Cabinetry in Jersey City, NJ. Mr. Skorge is known as an experienced leader

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Heidrick & Struggles Restructures to Lower Costs, Improve Efficiencies; Chief Administrative Officer Leaves Post

A restructuring plan is underway at Heidrick & Struggles to reduce overall costs and improve efficiencies in its operations over the next several months. The expected annual cost savings from the restructuring is expected to range from $11 million to $13 million. According to sources, the restructuring will include Heidrick cutting its workforce of 1,600 employees

Tower Consultants Leading Chief People Officer Search for FARO Technologies

[Executive search firm Tower Consultants, Ltd. has been retained by FARO Technologies to lead its search for a chief people officer (CPO). Tower Consultants president, Chris Rose, is leading the assignment. According to Ms. Rose, FARO Technologies is seeking a candidate with international agility to partner with a technical / engineering workforce of 1,500 employees. “The newcomer will

Caldwell Partners Recruits CFO for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has recruited Kevin Cash chief financial officer of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Michael DeCosta, a partner and leader in the firm’s professional services practice, led the search along with Kristin Hebert, a leader of Caldwell’s legal practice and managing partner of its San Francisco office. Mr. Cash previously served as CFO of

Hudson Global Posts Flat Q3 Revenues

[Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted third quarter revenues of $108.1 million, down 1.7 percent from a year ago. However, revenues increased 1.6 percent in constant currency. The company recorded a net loss of $1.9 million, or $0.06 per basic and diluted share, compared with net loss of $2.1 million, or $0.06 per basic and diluted share,

Tightening Labor Supply Driving Competition for Talent

[Although most companies prefer to groom existing employees as a way to fill open positions, high turnover and a lack of clear strategy are driving employers to hire external candidates, according to a new study by the ADP Research Institute and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). For executive recruiters, this likely signals more business ahead in 2017, especially

Russell Reynolds Associates Leading CEO Search for CDC Group

[Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by CDC Group plc to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Current CEO Diana Noble has decided to step down next year after six years leading CDC in a new strategic direction. The board, led by CDC’s chairman Graham Wrigley, has just begun the search process of finding a

Randstad Finalizes Monster Acquisition

[Amsterdam-based human resource services provider Randstad Holding has completed its acquisition of Monster Worldwide. Under the terms of the deal, Randstad paid $3.40 per share in cash, or a total purchase price of approximately $429 million. By leveraging Monster’s multiple distribution channels to bridge two different but complementary parts of the extended recruiting industry, Randstad intends to extend

PFM Executive Search in Hunt for Vancouver Fire Chief

[The City of Vancouver has selected PFM Executive Search to help find its new fire chief. Partners Allison Rzen and George Madden are leading the unusual search assignment from their base in Canada. As the leader of the Vancouver Fire & Rescue Service (VFRS) and a member of the City of Vancouver’s corporate management team, the fire

IRC Adds New Member Firm In Israel

[IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Hunter Executive Placement in Israel as its newest member firm. Over the past decade, Hunter Executive has established itself in matching executive talent with key positions, both locally and internationally. The firm serves a wide array of industries including the financial services, banking and technology sectors. “We are certain

How Will Clinton, or Trump, Impact the Job Market and Recruiting?

[With the presidential election just seven days away, the big question on everyone’s mind is will the U.S. job market experience any major shift in hiring. And what’s in store for executive recruiters, who ply their trade with professionals caught right in the crosshairs of politics and business. Whether the election of Hillary Rodham Clinton

University of Delaware Taps Korn Ferry to Find Head Football Coach

[The University of Delaware has retained Korn Ferry to lead its search for a new head football coach. The search is being led by Jed Hughes, vice chairman of Korn Ferry’s sports recruiting practice. Dave Brock, who coached Delaware to a 19-22 record, was fired earlier in October. Co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Dennis Dottin-Carter will take

Kincannon & Reed Assists National Biodiesel Board in CEO Search

[Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has recruited Donnell Rehagen as chief executive officer of National Biodiesel Board (NBB). Jon Leafstedt and Gary Weihs, managing partners with Kincannon & Reed, a leading executive search firm focused on the food, agribusiness, and renewables sectors, conducted a rigorous national search and assisted in evaluating a strong slate of

Wakerobin Partners Opens Doors

[Executive search firm Wakerobin Partners has been launched in The Woodlands, TX, by Rick Lowry. As a boutique firm, Wakerobin will specialize in recruiting corporate and regional leadership throughout the U.S., working in a myriad of industries and disciplines. Mr. Lowry has more than 15 years in the search industry, as well as many years in

Robert Half Posts Small Revenue Gain; Falls Short of Wall Street Forecasts

[Robert Half International Inc. / (NYSE:RHI) posted third quarter revenues of $1.34 billion, up two percent from a year ago, falling short of Wall Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.35 billion. The Menlo Park, CA-based company recorded net income of $91 million, or $.71 per share, compared earnings of $97 million, or $.73 per share, last

4 Reasons Why Companies Aren’t Bridging the Talent Gap

Employers across the globe are facing the most acute talent shortage since the recession, according to the latest ‘Talent Shortage Survey’ released by ManpowerGroup. Of the more than 42,000 employers surveyed, 40 percent are experiencing difficulties filling roles, marking the highest level since 2007. As skills needs change rapidly, employers are looking inside their organizations for

Cal State University Picks Academic Search to Land Provost

With the new school year well underway, education-focused recruitment specialist Academic Search has been retained by California State University Channel Islands (CI) to lead its search for a provost. Senior consultant Dr. Ann Die Hasselmo is leading the assignment. The CI provost position opened up when former provost Gayle Hutchinson, Ed.D., was appointed president of California State University,

JM Search Expands With Addition of New VP

Executive search firm JM Search has named Jerry Fong as vice president; he will be focused on leading the build-out of the firm’s presence in Southern California. The search and subsequent selection of Mr. Fong was managed by Rochelle Schumer of R&L Associates. With a combination of management consulting and executive search experience, Mr. Fong has completed more

Southerland Partners Leading CHRO Search for Intermountain Healthcare

Dallas-based executive search firm Southerland Partners is seeking candidates to fill the chief human resources officer (CHRO) position for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. Managing partner Keith C. Southerland is leading the search. The non-profit health system is looking for an executive to lead a system-wide HR leadership team of approximately 25 leaders. Reporting to the CEO, the

Buffkin Group Opens In Chicago; Expands Digital Practice

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has opened a new office in Chicago and tapped Kristin Luu to lead the new location. She will also serve as partner in the firm’s digital recruitment practice. Previously, Ms. Luu served as the founding partner at Red Wagon Search, where she performed executive search and consulting for client brands, including Razorfish,

Generational Shift: Succession of Older CEOs Slows

The rate of succession of older CEOs of large U.S. public companies slowed significantly this past year, bringing to a halt a generational shift in business leadership that had been observed since the financial crisis, according to a new report by The Conference Board. The report, ‘CEO Succession Practices: 2016,’ annually documents and analyzes succession events

DHR Completes Top Search for World Gold Council

Executive search firm DHR International has placed Joseph Cavatoni as managing director, U.S., and officer of World Gold Trust Services for the World Gold Council. The search was led by Carol Hartman, managing partner of the firm’s financial services practice in North America. Mr. Cavatoni will lead the development of new gold-backed financial solutions that complement investors’ core portfolio

Spano Pratt Takes On CEO Search for Green Bay Foundation

Spano Pratt Executive Search has been selected by the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Current president and CEO, David Pamperin, plans to retire in February. “Greater Green Bay is a special place for many reasons and a major reason is because the people who call it

Carmichael Fisher Expands Across Asia Pacific

Executive search firm Carmichael Fisher has named Josh Hollway as principal and leader of the firm’s industrial practice based in Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Hollway brings more than 12 years of experience dedicated to executive search and talent consulting at local and international levels. His client portfolio includes organizations in the commercial and industrial sectors, including manufacturing, energy, oil & gas,

How to Increase the Odds of a Successful Hire

Increasing the odds of successful hires – and then finding ways to retain them for longer periods of time – is now the holy grail of talent management leaders. One top industry expert, Russell Riendeau, a partner with Jobplex who also happens to be a behavioral scientist, is convinced that objective-based interviewing is one key

Companies Reshaping Work Strategies to Adapt In Gig Economy

Nearly two thirds of all businesses are actively reshaping how work is completed across their enterprise, blending a mix of contingent workers and payrolled employees to better leverage talent as a business differentiator, this according to the ‘The State of Contingent Workforce Management 2016-2017: Adapting to a New World of Work’ report released by research

Ward Howell Appoints Global Marketing Practice Leader

Executive search firm Ward Howell International has named Henry ‘Hank’ J. Flores as a partner and global practice leader based out of the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Flores will co-lead Ward Howell’s consumer packaged goods practice for the Americas and head its global marketing leadership practice. With more than 20 years of executive search and senior leadership

Toft Group Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for Rosetta Genomics

Executive search firm Toft Group has placed Mark R. Willig as chief commercial officer of Rosetta Genomics Ltd. In this newly created position, Mr. Willig will be responsible for sales, marketing and market access for Rosetta Genomics’ entire portfolio of high-value diagnostic assays. Throughout his career Mr. Willig has developed and executed global commercial and business

Rambus Taps Lonergan Partners for CFO

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Rahul Mathur as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Rambus. The search was led by partner Dotty Schaffer. In his new role, Mr. Mathur will be responsible for the overall financial direction of the company. Prior to joining Rambus, Mr. Mathur served as SVP of finance at Cypress Semiconductor where he

Stark Brooks Launches Supply Chain, Procurement & Logistics Practice

Executive search firm Stark Brooks has expanded its range of specialist services with a new division focusing on senior positions in the fields of supply chain, procurement and logistics. The firm has appointed Richard York to head the practice. Mr. York has more than 20 years of recruitment experience. Most recently, he was head of Liverpool-based executive

What Drives a Strong Culture & Effective Board?

Nothing is more important to a company than driving culture. What is sometimes overlooked is where this effort truly begins — in the boardroom. Corporate boards, therefore, need to be recognized, shaped and fostered for maximum effectiveness. Jack ‘Rusty’ O’Kelley and his corporate governance team at Russell Reynolds Associates recently set out to capture the essence

Polachi Recruits CEO for Progress

Executive search firm Polachi Inc. has placed Yogesh Gupta as chief executive officer of NASDAQ-traded Progress. Phil Pead, the company’s CEO since 2012, is retiring but will continue to serve on the Progress board of directors. Mr. Gupta was previously president and CEO of Kaseya, Inc., a leading IT management cloud software company, where he served from 2013 until

Buffkin Group Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Youth Villages

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has recruited Jennifer Jones as chief marketing officer of Youth Villages. Roland Lundy, a partner with the firm, led the search. Ms. Jones joins Youth Villages from Hilton Worldwide, where she served in various roles, including senior director brand marketing luxury and lifestyle brands as well as director of brand marketing and communications.

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