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ZRG Partners Acquires Assets of Precita Placements

ZRG Partners, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, recently agreed to purchase certain assets of Precita Placements, and as part of the transaction has added Lauren Argenti Rawlings as managing director in its technology practice. “We were drawn to Lauren and the Precita team because of their success in placing


WittKieffer and NAHSE Partner to Foster Black Healthcare Leadership

Executive search firm WittKieffer has entered into a strategic partnership with the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) to further advance and develop black healthcare leadership. The organizations have a longstanding relationship, with Oak Brook, IL-based WittKieffer sponsoring and supporting NAHSE events and activities throughout the years. The current agreement is an opportunity to

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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.


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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,”


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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,


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


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


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


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


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


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

Meet Your New CEO, Virtually

As millions of professionals grapple with unprecedented uncertainty and anxiety in the workplace, more than 250 CEOs have joined them, taking the helm of large- and mid-sized public and private organizations during one of the most challenging times in business history. Spencer Stuart sat down (virtually, of course) with over a dozen of these chief

Salary.com Adds to Board of Directors

Salary.com, Inc., a provider of on-demand compensation, payroll and talent management solutions, has appointed William C. Martin to its board of directors. Mr. Martin is currently chairman and chief investment officer of Raging Capital Management, LLC, a private investment partnership based in Princeton. He is also the co-founder and principal of Indie Research, LLC and

DHR Names EVP in Singapore Office

Executive search firm DHR International has appointed Sandeep Karogal as executive vice president, based out of the firm’s Singapore office. Mr. Karogal has successfully led searches for various leadership roles with multinational corporations spread across different geographies in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, South Africa and Europe. Prior to joining DHR, he served as the

Isaacson, Miller Places Dean at American University

Isaacson, Miller has placed Dr. Peter Starr as dean of The College of Arts and Sciences at American University. Dr. Starr will begin his new role on July 1. Dr. Starr is currently a professor of French and comparative literature in the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC),

HRsmart Appoints Patrick Aulson as Chief Administrative Officer

Richardson, TX-based HRsmart, a global talent management software company, has promoted Patrick Aulson to chief administrative officer. He was previously the executive vice president of corporate development for the company. In his new role, Mr. Aulson will be responsible for HRsmart’s human resources, finance, contracts and procurement departments. He will continue to manage strategic planning

Morgan Samuels Company Announces Two New Products

Morgan Samuels Company, a Los Angeles-headquartered management consulting firm specializing in executive recruitment, has added new services in organizational planning & analysis and compensation consulting. The new services will assist clients in evaluating their current organizational structures and aligning them with their company’s goals and future organizational direction. Morgan Samuels’ compensation consulting service will provide

Interview: Options Group CEO Sees Opportunity on Wall Street

Michael Karp is chief executive and one of the founding partners of Options Group, a New York-based financial services and information technology executive recruiting firm. Mr. Karp has broad expertise in all areas of the global financial markets business, including sales and trading, structured finance, principal investment, research and technology. He is regularly quoted in

CTPartners Fills Board Post for Tollgrade Communications

CTPartners has placed Edward H. Kennedy as a board director at Tollgrade Communications, Inc. Currently, Mr. Kennedy is president, chairman and CEO of Rivulet Communications, a medical video networking company. He formerly served as the CEO, president and co-founder of Ocular Networks, a provider of next generation optical networking technologies, which was acquired by Tellabs,

Heidrick & Struggles and Marsh & McLennan Companies Partner on Diversity Initiative

Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (MMC) and Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International will partner on a diversity recruitment initiative designed to help attract a broader and more diverse talent pool to MMC. Under the agreement, Heidrick will manage the new partnership and give at least 10 percent of its work for MMC

Stephen Bradford Search Expands Into Management Consulting

Marketing communications executive recruiter Stephen-Bradford Search has formed a partnership with management consultant Heggen Group. Heggen Group founder and president, Jayne Heggen, becomes managing director of Stephen Bradford Search’s new office in San Francisco. Heggen Group has worked with more than 30 leading agencies and brands including Digitas, Wunderman, WPP, Microsoft, American Express, and H-P.

IRC Adds Austrailia-Based The Insight Group

IRC Recruitment, a global alliance of executive search and recruitment services firms, has added Austrailia-based search firm The Insight Group as its newest member. With offices in Sydney and Melbourne, The Insight Group was founded in 1994, building a client base across a broad range of leading local and international organizations. “After having grown significantly

Softscape Releases Latest People Management Software

Softscape, a global provider of people management software, has released the latest version of its Softscape Apex software, an HR platform that helps increase global talent visibility and manage the employee lifecycle. New advancements span every suite within the platform, including hiring and recruiting, performance management, compensation management, incentive management, succession and talent planning, 360

Russell Reynolds Recruits President for Ridgewood Energy

Executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has placed Kenneth W. Lang as president and chief operating officer of Ridgewood Energy. Mr. Lang previously served as senior vice president for BP's (British Petroleum) entire Gulf of Mexico business. Ridgewood Energy is an energy private equity firm with a 23-year history of partnering directly in major Gulf

Boyden Announces Detroit Reorganization

Boyden has announced that it will support its Michigan operations with the resources from its New York office, one of the firm’s largest offices in North America. Damian Zikakis, who joined Boyden in 2003, will provide continuity in serving this critical market, and be based in Detroit. Additionally, Dennis Sullivan, former head of Boyden Detroit

America’s Job Exchange and CollegeRecruiter.com Form Alliance

America’s Job Exchange (AJE), a provider of job search and online recruiting solutions, has formed a partnership with CollegeRecruiter.com, a job board for college students searching for internships and recent graduates looking for career opportunities. AJE also launched a new ‘College Center’ specifically providing career-related services and tools to recent college graduates. Visitors to AJE’s

Broadbean Technology Signs Deal with Manpower

Broadbean Technology has signed a five year agreement to become the worldwide supplier of Manpower‘s online job advert distribution and response tracking technology. Broadbean’s technology platform will support multiple Manpower global brands and business lines, including Manpower, Manpower Professional, Manpower Business Solutions and Elan. Manpower benefits will include increased efficiency and speed for its workforce,

The Onstott Group Names VP

Executive search firm The Onstott Group has added Dave Matheson as vice president. Mr. Matheson has over 25 years in technology sales and start-up management. He has been a strategic advisor in the fields of engineering, robotics, software and higher education. “We are pleased to welcome Dave to the firm and are excited at the

Salary.com Launches Enhanced HR/Payroll Solutions

Salary.com, Inc., a provider of on-demand compensation, payroll and talent management solutions, has begun the national rollout of its new on-demand HR/Payroll offerings. Salary.com’s HR/Payroll solutions provide an integrated application for businesses with disparate HR, payroll and benefits solutions. Salary.com offers businesses of all sizes a set of HR, payroll and benefits administration software solutions

Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson Adds to Life Sciences Practice

Diversified Search Odgers Berndtson has added Henry J. Scherck as managing director and head of its life sciences practice. With 20 years of search experience in general management, strategy development, marketing & sales leadership and consulting services, Mr. Scherck has recruited senior executives in the pharmaceutical, biotech and device industries for a range of positions

Corporate Compliance Insights Created by Conselium

Conselium, an executive search firm with a specialty in ethics and compliance, has introduced Corporate Compliance Insights (CCI), a global online forum and job board for corporate governance, compliance, risk management and business ethics. Created to be an informative knowledge-sharing platform, Corporate Compliance Insights’ mission is to educate and encourage interaction among members of the

NAER Elects New Chair

The National Association of Executive Recruiters (NAER) has named Kaarla McKenzie, president of Tampa-based Source Executive Search|Consulting, Inc., as the new chair of its global board of directors. She will replace Deborah Hall-Kayler of Hall & Associates, Ltd., in what will be a one-year term. Ms. McKenzie began her recruiting career in 1994, initially geared

Lonergan Partners Recruits CTO for Tessera

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has placed Robert Yung as executive vice president and chief technical officer of Tessera. This search was led by partners Dotty Schaffer and Mark Lonergan. Mr. Yung joins Tessera from PMC Sierra, a provider of broadband communications and storage semiconductors, which he joined in 2005, as vice president and CTO.

Recruiters Bullish on Second Half of 2009

Sixty-four percent of executive recruiters hold a neutral to positive outlook for the search industry for the second half of 2009, according to the recent Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC)’s global survey. “Following a crisis of this severity a neutral to positive outlook from AESC firms is most encouraging,” said AESC president Peter Felix.

eQuest and TweetMyJOBS Form Alliance

eQuest, a global provider of job posting and Internet recruitment management services, has partnered with TweetMyJOBS, a Twitter job board, to allow eQuest users unlimited job posting to the new career site. TweetMyJOBS job seekers subscribe to “job channels” for the cities and job types in which they have an interest. Instantly they can begin

Korn Ferry Leads CEO Search for ManTech

ManTech International Corporation has retained executive search firm Korn/Ferry International to lead its search for a new president. Robert A. Coleman, who served as president of ManTech since September 2004, has completed his transition to a consulting role for the company. George J. Pedersen, the company's co-founder, chairman and CEO, has assumed the additional position

Nosal Partners Recruites CEO For Asteres

Executive leadership solutions firm Nosal Partners LLC has placed Mark de Bruin as chief executive officer for Asteres Inc. Mr. de Bruin was previously senior vice president and president of pharmacy at Sears Holdings Corporation in Hoffman Estates, IL. The search was conducted by Susan Oliver, a partner at Nosal Partners. Asteres develops secure self-service

Monster European Index Shows Record Drop

The Monster Employment Index Europe, a monthly analysis of millions of online job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards across Europe, fell 62 points (37 percent) year-on-year, the sharpest annual drop on record. The annual pace of slowdown had improved slightly in April after 13 months of

Kenzer Corp. Names President

New York City-based executive search firm Kenzer Corp. has promoted Marc Moskowitz to president and chief administrative officer. Mr. Moskowitz has been CFO of the firm since 1997. He has over 40 years experience in both the public accounting field and in private industry. Robert Jacobs, a senior associate in the firm’s New York Office,

ChampionScott Partners Places CEO at TouchTunes Corp.

Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has recruited Charles Goldstuck as chief executive officer of TouchTunes Corporation. Prior to joining TouchTunes, Mr. Goldstuck was president and chief operating officer of Bertelsmann Music Group (U.S.), where he oversaw the business operations of the BMG Label Group including: the RCA Music Group (RCA Records, J Records, Arista Records),

Tyler & Company Adds Veteran Healthcare Recruiter

Glenn G. Anderson has joined Tyler & Company as senior vice president. In this role, Mr. Anderson will serve as managing director of the firm’s Signium Division, directing all non-healthcare related executive searches for its five offices around the country. In addition to running the firm’s Cleveland office, Mr. Anderson will spearhead efforts to strengthen

Most Demanding Jobs: Firefighters, Surgeons and Senior Execs

Firefighters, surgeons and senior corporate executives are among the nation’s most demanding jobs, according to a new CareerCast.com study. While firefighter was ranked first as the most all-around demanding job, surgeon and senior corporate executive rank second and third, followed by police officer. Also on the list of the most demanding are oil pipeline/rigger workers,

Interview: Executive Search Analyst Discusses State of Industry

Timothy McHugh is an equity research analyst at William Blair & Company. Mr. McHugh joined William Blair & Company in 2002 and is a business services analyst specializing in the consulting and staffing sectors. Previously, Mr. McHugh was a senior research analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. With the executive search industry being

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