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Felix Global Acquires Shields Meneley Partners

Leadership development, recruiting and outplacement firm Felix Global has acquired Shields Meneley Partners, a provider of C-suite career transition services, executive assessment, coaching and portfolio life, its program for executives’ post-corporate life. The transaction closed on Dec. 1. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Bringing Felix Global and Shields Meneley Partners together is important because it deepens

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Frederickson Partners Launches New Service to Help Mission-Based Organizations

Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners has launched a new service to help mission-based organizations better gain access to top HR executive talent. Mission-based firms, which include philanthropic foundations, hospitals, schools, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other not-for-profit organizations, will benefit from Frederickson’s HR advisory services and its ability to recruit human resource executives who have the expertise to develop competitive

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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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Peña Search Seeks New Executive Director for Leadership ISD

During a time of tremendous societal transformation, not-for-profit organizations provide support and stability for individuals and their communities.  Executive recruiters say today’s not-for-profits face a growing need for exceptional leaders. Carlos González Peña and Travis Hillier of Peña Search were recently called in to find a new executive director for Leadership ISD (LISD) in Dallas. Since its inception,

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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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AIMS International Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

Executive search consortium AIMS International has further strengthened its presence in Denmark with the addition of Unique Human Capital. “We are very happy and excited to welcome Jørn Duhn and the entire Unique Human Capital team to AIMS International,” said Dimitris Kleftakis, president of AIMS. “Denmark and the wider Nordic region has always been an important market for AIMS International. With

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Jensen Partners Secures Strategic Investment from JB Capital

Jensen Partners, a women-owned executive search and corporate advisory firm that enables data-driven talent solutions for the asset management industry, has received a strategic investment from JB Capital, a Bellevue, WA-based investor focused on market areas underserved by institutional investors. Although the amount was undisclosed, the investment will enhance Jensen Partners’ ability to empower asset

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Caldwell Acquires The Counsel Network

Toronto-based Caldwell has acquired The Counsel Network Inc., a Canada-based executive search firm specializing in the Canadian legal market. The acquisition of was an all-cash deal, and no securities of Caldwell were issued in connection with the acquisition. “The Counsel Network is the most respected, connected, and powerful legal recruitment firm in Canada,” said Michael DeCosta, managing

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TurnkeyZRG Assists Yale in Finding New Head Baseball Coach

TurnkeyZRG recently assisted Yale University in the recruitment of Brian Hamm as the school’s new head baseball coach. John Stuper, who has coached the team since 1992, recently announced his retirement. Mr. Hamm just led Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) to an NCAA Division III National Championship, capping a season in which the Warriors went 49-3.

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ON Partners Recruits CEO for Brightspot

Partners Jeff Hocking and Tindall (Sewell) Hein of ON Partners assisted in the recruitment of Raleigh McClayton as the new CEO for Brightspot, a provider of content management, workflow solutions, and services for top global brands. “Brightspot is in the right position to serve the content industry which needs our platform and services,” said David Gang, the company’s CEO and co-founder.

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Guerrero Search Launched

Guerrero, a minority-owned, privately held, executive advancement company at the intersection of media, professional networks, and talent acquisition, has launched Guerrero Search, a retained executive recruitment service focused on helping companies diversify their leadership ranks. “The demand for diversity at all levels of corporate America has never been greater, yet the needle hasn’t moved much,

trends

Why Talent is Now at the Center of Value Creation

Talent has always been, and always will be, a driver of value creation. Talent management has been an important lever in the private equity industry for years, but it has never been more critical than today. Due to the scarcity of top-end talent in the labor market, it is crucial for private equity firms to

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Venture Capital Firm QED Investors Acquires Lingua Franca Search

QED Investors, an Alexandria, VA-based venture capital firm focused on investing in financial services companies, has acquired Lingua Franca Search, a boutique retained executive and professional search firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The search firm allows QED to support portfolio companies with senior-level hires. Led by CEO Thomas King, Lingua Franca

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Spencer Stuart Retained by Blue Apron for CFO Search

Spencer Stuart has been selected by meal-kit delivery services company Blue Apron Holdings to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Randy Greben has notified the company that he has accepted a position at another company and plans to resign from his role, effective Oct. 17. Spencer Stuart recruited Mr. Greben into the

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BoardWalk Consulting Seeks Executive Director for Soccer in the Streets

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been enlisted to find the next executive director for Soccer in the Streets (SITS), an Atlanta-based non-profit that empowers underserved youth through soccer, character development, mentoring, and employability programs. Leading the assignment are John Sparrow, senior director, and Lysondra Somerville, senior research associate. “As it looks toward the future, SITS seeks

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Korn Ferry Announces Board Changes

Korn Ferry has elected Charles Harringtonv as a new member to its board of directors and appointed Jerry Leamon as a new non-executive chair. Christina Gold, who has served on the firm’s board since 2014, and most recently as the non-executive chair since 2019, has retired from the board. In addition, George Shaheen retired from the

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Global Employment Outlook for Q4 Remains Strong Despite Macro Jitters

The global labor market remains strong with steady hiring expected for the remainder of 2022, according to the Q4 ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey of 40,700 employers. Used internationally as a bellwether of economic and labor market trends, the net employment outlook – calculated by subtracting the percentage of employers who anticipated reductions to staffing levels from

DHR Global Seeks Chief Zoological Officer for Woodland Park Zoo

DHR Global has been enlisted to find a chief zoological officer (CZO) for the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. The assignment is being led by James Abruzzo, managing partner, global non-profit practice, and Michele Baird Counter, principal. The chief zoological officer reports directly to the zoo’s president and CEO and serves many of the classical functions

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Steven John & Associates Retained by Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities to Find New Leader

Executive search firm Steven John & Associates has been chosen by the Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities (CID) in San Mateo, CA to find a new executive director. Steve John and Jason Snyder are leading the assignment. The executive director acts as the CEO of the organization and is responsible for the overall management and direction of

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RMN Electi Recruits Chief Product Officer for Northwoods

Today’s chief product officer is responsible for all product-related matters, and the role is growing in demand, according to executive recruiters who place them. The position typically includes product conception and development, production, innovation, and project and product management. In many IT/ telecommunications companies, the position includes release management and production. Chief product officers generally work on

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Newman Group Search Launches Interim Workforce Division  

Sanford Rose Associates – Newman Group Search has launched a new interim workforce division and named Brigid Sciaccotta as its practice leader. “The newly created interim workforce department and leadership role are the firm’s response to escalating demand for interim talent in the insurance arena,” said Peg Newman, partner. She cites economic forces such as the pandemic, “The

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Hiring Operators as Early Stage Investors — 5 Key Characteristics for Success

In the start-up world, seasoned operators have experienced product launches, growth cycles, fund-raises, and human capital challenges. They’ve achieved huge successes and endured great failures. Operators know firsthand how to build the ideal infrastructure for sustainable scaling and long-term growth, according to a new report from SPMB’s Emily Wallach. “Historically, venture capital firms brought in

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Heidrick & Struggles Recruits CEO for LiqTech International

Executive search, leadership consulting, and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has recruited Fei Chen as the new chief executive officer of LiqTech International, a clean technology company that manufactures and markets highly specialized filtration technologies. Ms. Chen, who will start on or before Nov. 1, will also be a member of LiqTech’s board of directors.

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Development Guild DDI Tapped to Find President for The Doe Fund

Non-profit specialist recruitment firm Development Guild DDI has been enlisted to find the next president of The Doe Fund (TDF), which helps homeless and formerly incarcerated men rebuild their lives. Kieran McTague, senior vice president and director, New York, is leading the assignment. The opening at the prominent New York City charity follows the death of founder

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Harris Search Associates Recruits Dean for Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Dublin, OH-based executive recruitment firm Harris Search Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Monica G. Ferrini as dean of the College of Science and Health (COSH) at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) in Los Angeles. “I look forward to the flourishing of COSH under Dr. Ferrini’s leadership,” said Sylvia Manning, interim provost and

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Kingsley Gate Partners Names Chief Digital Officer

Private equity-backed Kingsley Gate Partners has named Saurabh Gupta as chief digital officer. Based in Boston, he will be responsible for defining the strategy and technical vision of the firm. “Saurabh has proved himself to be both a visionary and builder of cutting-edge HRIS systems to benefit clients, candidates, and firm members,” said Umesh Ramakrishnan, CEO of

trends

The CEO’s Role in Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is on a lot of people’s minds, and many chief executive officers are struggling to figure out where they fit within this. The CEO’s responsibility is to serve as the heartbeat of an organization, driving culture from the top down, owning and meeting key business objectives, and influencing internal and external stakeholders to

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The Christopher Group Seeks Chief People Officer for Vervent

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. And while CHROs play a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce, the chief people officer typically goes beyond overseeing its people policies. The focus instead is on building talent as a key competitive advantage, with more emphasis on

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WittKieffer Places Chief Diversity Officer at Gettysburg College

After a national search, Oak Brook, IL-based search firm WittKieffer has placed Eloísa Gordon-Mora as the new chief diversity officer of Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. Christine Pendleton, senior associate, and Randi Miller, associate, led the assignment. Dr. Gordon-Mora serves as a member of Gettysburg’s president’s council and is charged with advancing the school’s diversity, equity,

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ZRG Partners Opens Office in Munich

ZRG Partners has opened a new office in Munich and named Ralph von Pallandt as managing director to spearhead a new location. He also furthers the firm’s reach into Germany and Europe. “With his great success as a CHRO across multiple countries for General Motors and SVP for Allianz in Europe and the U.S., Ralph

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Again; Road to Springtime Recovery Starts to Take Shape

The Labor Department reported this morning that 709,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting 740,000. This was the fourth straight week that claims fell below 800,000. More than 21 million Americans are currently claiming some form of unemployment insurance, and Thursday’s Labor Department

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