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Leadership Capital Group Adds Jennifer Rosenthal

Leadership Capital Group Adds Veteran Search Consultant

Westport, Conn-based executive search firm Leadership Capital Group has expanded with the addition of Jennifer Rosenthal as a partner. With 25 years of executive search and human capital experience, Ms. Rosenthal is an expert in talent acquisition and assessment, management development and organization design. The firm described Jennifer as experienced at and passionate about helping management and

Agilium Worldwide Expands Norway

Agilium Worldwide Expands Into Norway

Global recruiting consortiums continue to take advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Among them, Agilium Worldwide Norway AS has recently been established in Drammen, Norway. Jon Steen has joined the group and will serve as managing partner of the new location. The new operation will focus on four talent areas: executive (recruitment of board of

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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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Cejka Names Head of Academic Medicine and Health Search Practice

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Congress may deliver. This has produced a high

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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?

New Town Partnership Opens Office London

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


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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Brigham Hill Consultancy Finds One School Leader, Seeks Two More

Independent schools continue to be a wellspring of assignments for recruitment firms that specialize in the non-profit sector. Brigham Hill Consultancy has been particularly busy in recent months, taking on and filling leadership roles for a cross-section of private schools from across the country. The Dallas-based recruiter recently filled the head of school role for

Kincannon & Reed Tony Arnold CEO Willowood USA
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Kincannon & Reed Lands CEO for Willowood USA

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has placed Tony Arnold as CEO of Willowood USA in Broomfield, CO. He replaces Brian Heinze, who founded the company and led the business since its inception in 2009. Managing partners Jon Leafstedt and Gary Weihs led the assignment. “I want to welcome Tony to the Willowood team,” said Kevin Mitchell,

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Boyden Expands Global Social Impact Recruiting Practice

Executive search firm Boyden has strengthened its global social impact search practice with the addition of Jessa Chupik and Nick Chambers as partners. Ms. Chupik is a higher education and public-sector recruitment expert. She has made hundreds of senior placements, primarily in the public and not-for-profit sectors, having recruited across Canada’s top universities and colleges, governments and

Russell Reynolds Associates Acquires Zygos Partnership

Russell Reynolds Associates Acquires Zygos Partnership

Russell Reynolds Associates has acquired London-based Zygos Partnership, a U.K.-based board and CEO advisory firm. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Founded by Julia Budd in 2002, Zygos Partnership specializes in the appointment of chief executives, chairmen, chief financial officers and non-executive directors for listed companies or the equivalent privately, family or mutually owned businesses. “Zygos and


Human Capital Leaders Turning to Flexible Workforce in Record Numbers

More than half of human capital leaders from around the world expect to transfer one third of their permanent positions to contingent roles in the near future, according to Randstad Sourceright’s new Talent Trends report. Based on a survey of more than 700 global human capital leaders, Randstad Sourceright found that 61 percent of employers plan to

Hawkins Company Brett Byers EVP

The Hawkins Company Appoints EVP

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. The latest: Los Angeles-based executive search firm The Hawkins Company has promoted Brett Byers to executive vice president. She will continue to provide executive search services to clients in the corporate, government, non-profits and education sectors. “Brett is a proven leader

Coulter Partners Annalisa Jenkins chair Cell Medica
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Coulter Partners Finds Chair for Cell Medica

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Annalisa Jenkins as chair for Cell Medica, a leader in next generation cellular immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. “Everyone talks about board and sector leadership diversity – here we see another excellent female chair appointed and are proud to have been involved in this transatlantic search,” said Bianca Coulter,

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Gans, Gans & Associates Tapped by Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority

Executive search firm Gans, Gans & Associates has been retained by the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) in Toledo, OH, to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Executive recruiter Ernest Barefield is heading the assignment. At LMHA, the CFO role essentially directs all financial and accounting operations and internal and external audits. The CFO will assist


Signium Expands Into Seoul

Executive search firm Signium has continued its expansion with the opening of a new office in Seoul, South Korea. The office will provide search and leadership consulting services for Korean local conglomerate and multinational corporations. Mann-Hyun Han has been named managing partner of Signium Korea. “Throughout the last two decades, Korea has successfully achieved rapid economic growth with traditional

U.S. Hiring to Ramp Up Quickly Heading Into 2018

Hiring to Ramp Up Quickly Heading Into 2018

U.S. employers expect hiring to pick up in the first quarter of next year, with 21 percent planning to add staff between January and March, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors expect headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain political

Infosys appointed Salil S. Parekh managing director CEO
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Egon Zehnder Lands CEO for Infosys

India-based IT company Infosys has appointed former Capgemini executive Salil S. Parekh as managing director and CEO. The company enlisted Egon Zehnder to work with its nominations and remunerations committee to find its next leader. He replaces Vishal Sikka, who abruptly resigned in August. Mr. Sikka was the first outsider in the company’s history to hold the top leadership post.

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Alexander Whitehead Places Artistic Director at Arts Club Theater 

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Among them, Alexander Whitehead Executive Search has placed Ashlie Corcoran as the new artistic director at Vancouver’s Arts Club Theater Company. Bill Millerd, who helped lead the organization for more than 40 years, will step down as

Odgers Berndtson opens office in Dublin Ireland

Odgers Berndtson Opens in Dublin

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its growth and expansion plans with the opening a new office in Dublin. The move will enhance the firm’s capacity to support global companies looking to establish new centers of operation in Europe in readiness for Brexit, according to Odgers. The new location will be led by Damian Ringwood, who

Bó Lè Associates Appoints David Chan CEO

Bó Lè Associates Appoints New 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: Hong Kong-headquartered search firm Bó Lè Associates has announced that Pierre Zhuang has resigned as CEO and the board named David Chan, managing director and its Shanghai office head, as its new


Artificial Intelligence to Transform Workplace Sooner Than Expected

We are entering a massive workplace shift that will be marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence. New research from McKinsey & Co. finds that between 75 million and 375 million workers globally will have to switch occupational categories and learn new skills in just the next 12 years because of automation and the

Korn Ferry John Dorsey GM Cleveland Browns
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Korn Ferry Lands GM for the Cleveland Browns

Korn Ferry has recruited John Dorsey as the new general manager of the Cleveland Browns. Jed Hughes, a Korn Ferry vice chairman and global sports sector leader, led the assignment. “We are thrilled to have John Dorsey lead our football operations,” said owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam. “John has been immersed in the NFL for 26 years, won

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Human Capital Consultants Places CHRO at Henry Jackson Foundation

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers (CHRO) and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs. Why is there such pent up demand for top

Ward Howell International Launches Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Ward Howell International Launches Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has launched a private equity search practice which includes partners Asad Haider, Hank Flores, John Pothin, Mark Bradley and Sonia Prais. Collectively, the team has experience in consumer, industrial, technology, energy, luxury and Omni channel retail businesses. Mr. Flores is a partner at Ward Howell, where he co-leads the CPG practice for the

Stanton Chase Names Three Practice Leaders

Stanton Chase Names Three Practice Leaders

With an increasing global presence, Stanton Chase International continues to fortify its supply chain, logistics & transportation practice group. It recently named three new global sector leaders: Alvaro Gazda (Toronto, supply chain), Gregory Nazarian (Dubai, warehousing), and Robert Frei (Zurich, freight forwarding). “We have assembled industry leaders who understand the ever-increasing importance of getting products


Unemployment Rate Remains at 17-Year Low

Employers added 228,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at a 17 year low of 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 6.6 million. Wall Street economists were forecasting nonfarm payroll gains of 195,000 in November. Employment continued to trend up

AETHOS Consulting Group Places Anthony Mallows President CEO WATG
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AETHOS Consulting Group Places President and CEO at WATG

Hospitality advisory and executive search firm AETHOS Consulting Group has recruited Anthony Mallows as president and CEO of WATG, one of the world’s leading integrated design firms. He replaces Mike Seyle, who left the global architectural design firm earlier this year. Ken Greger, an AETHOS Consulting Group partner based in Portland, OR, led the global assignment. “AETHOS conducted

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Machine Learning Company Infinia ML Turns to Goodwin Executive Search for CEO

Raleigh, NC-headquartered Goodwin Executive Search has placed Robbie Allen as CEO at Infinia ML, an advanced machine learning company that delivers transformative automation solutions and predictive analytics to Fortune 500 businesses. Managing partner Bill Goodwin led the assignment. Mr. Allen, who will be based out of the company’s Durham, NC office, rounds out a founding team of AI experts with experience

Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co. Joins Forces Deans Executive Search & Consulting

Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co. Joins Forces with Deans Executive Search & Consulting

Recruiting firms Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co., and Deans Executive Search & Consulting have formed a strategic alliance. Larry Deans, president of Deans, has extensive healthcare industry experience in senior-level leadership roles in human resource and general management with Baxter Healthcare, BASF Pharma, Beverly Enterprises, US Oncology, Golden Living and Avalon Healthcare. “The alliance with

Georgia Tech Selects Turnkey Search to Find AD

Sports and entertainment-focused executive recruiter Turnkey Search has been retained by Georgia Tech to lead its search for a new director of athletics. Mike Bobinski, the school’s past athletic director, has left his position to take on the same role at Purdue University. DHR managing partner and global sports practice leader, Glenn Sugiyama, led that assignment. The hunt for

Workers Looking to Jump Ship for Better Career Opportunities

The global labor market is warming up and active job seeking is on the rise, according to CEB, a best practice insight and technology company. In their latest report, global talent monitor data is drawn from CEB’s ‘Global Labor Market Survey,’ which is made up of more than 20,000 employees in 40 countries. Employees have long believed that

Russell Reynolds Associates Names Region Head for the U.S.

Russell Reynolds Associates has appointed Constantine Alexandrakis as region head for the U.S. He takes over the role from Mark Adams, who remains a managing director with the firm. Mr. Alexandrakis joined Russell Reynolds as a consultant in 2004 and has led its Chicago and Minneapolis offices since 2012 and 2014, respectively. He has served on the

Parker Executive Search In Hunt for University Chancellor

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has been retained by the University of Tennessee Knoxville to lead its search for a new chancellor. Current chancellor Jimmy Cheek has recently announced he is stepping down and returning to teaching. The school hopes to have a new leader in place by the spring 2017 semester. Parker president Laurie C. Wilder and vice president Porsha L.

Reffett Associates Places VP of Ballpark Operations for the Seattle Mariners

As the baseball season winds down and teams look to restock their C-suite executives, Reffett Associates has just placed Trevor Gooby as vice president of ballpark operations for the Seattle Mariners. The search was conducted by managing partner Bill Reffett and executive recruiter Jennifer McCorey. Mr. Gooby will be responsible for the overall operations strategy for Safeco

Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates Expands Search Staff

Executive search firm Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates has expanded its search team with the additions of Pharen Bowman-Crooks and Matthew Marsallo as associates. Ms. Bowman-Crooks brings with her significant experience in higher education, having worked most recently as an undergraduate admissions and financial aid officer and director of the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative at Harvard University.

Why American Workers Value Long Term Employer Relationships

Seventy one percent of the U.S. workforce is engaged, according to new analysis by the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry. The comprehensive analysis is based on engagement surveys from 139 companies and 1.3 million U.S. employees across 15 industries. Engaged employees, the theory goes, are those completely committed to whatever goal or mission a company is

Isaacson, Miller Leading CEO Search for Association of American Publishers

Executive search firm Isaacson, Miller has been retained by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Vice president Jane Gruenebaum is leading the search with senior associate Gail Gregory and associate Karla Saunders. The next AAP president and CEO will assume leadership of a complex association at

Coulter Partners Fills Board Post at ERYTECH Pharma

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has recruited Allene M. Diaz as a non-executive director at ERYTECH Pharma. Ms. Diaz will initially attend all board of directors meetings in an advisory capacity. ERYTECH will nominate Ms. Diaz to serve as a voting board member in January in anticipation of the next general shareholders’ meeting. Ms. Diaz has more

Penrhyn Adds Italian Search Firm Dotto ReSearch to Network

Penrhyn International has added Dotto ReSearch, an executive search firm with a strong portfolio of international clients in northern Italy. Founded in 1985, and with offices in Verona, Pordenone and Milan, the senior leadership team comprises owner and managing director Giovanna Dotto, and partners Alessandro Vergine and Claudio Zuccolotto. Key sector expertise includes industrial and automotive, financial

Tatum Names Managing Partner of Technology

Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, has named Keith Neus as national managing partner of technology. In this capacity, he is responsible for working with key partners to formalize and build out the firm’s technology service offerings across multiple industries, including healthcare, life sciences, retail, manufacturing, high tech and non-profit. Having started his career in public accounting, Mr. Neus has more than 20

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Spencer Stuart has been retained by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to find its next president and chief executive officer. It is one of the nation’s top financial services leadership posts up for grabs, but the search process could face tough scrutiny as activists and Democratic politicians call to make the process of selecting

CDI Corp. CEO Resigns; CFO Named As Interim CEO

CDI Corp. has announced that president and chief executive officer Scott Freidheim resigned from the firm to pursue other, “non-competitive” business interests. Chief financial officer, Michael Castleman, has been promoted to the post of president and has agreed to serve as interim CEO while the board of directors selects a permanent CEO. CDI named Mr. Freidheim

Myriarch Advisors Launches As Financial Services Recruitment Specialist

Financial services focused executive search firm Myriarch Advisors has been launched in St. Louis by Matt Huffman. The firm was founded, according to Mr. Huffman, to bring the blended experience of running a corporate executive recruiting function with a specialist executive search practice to clients in the financial services industry. For close to 20 years, Mr. Huffman

Heidrick & Struggles Names Financial Services Practice Leader In Japan

Heidrick & Struggles has added Steven Greenberg as a partner in charge of the firm’s financial services practice, based in Tokyo, where he will additionally lead the firm’s efforts in the insurance sector, covering Asia Pacific and the Middle East. He will also serve as a member of Heidrick’s CEO and board of directors practice. Fluent

Robinson Resource Group Assists Loaves & Fishes In CEO Search

Executive search firm Robinson Resource Group has assisted Loaves & Fishes in hiring Mike Havala as president and chief executive officer. Mr. Havala has been involved with Loaves & Fishes for seven years and has been its interim CEO since Megan Selck left earlier this year. “Megan was here less than a year, and when she told

Koya Leadership Partners In Hunt to Find Leader for Amnesty International

Human rights organization Amnesty International USA is looking for a new executive director and has turned to Koya Leadership Partners for leadership assistance. Managing partner Molly Brennan and principal Sam Simmons are leading the search. Amnesty seeks a seasoned professional who can, above all else, work collaboratively. “The organization needs a leader who can bring a wide range of

ZRG Partners Acquires Life Sciences Boutique; Names Aerospace & Defense Leader

Executive search firm ZRG Partners has added John McLean as a managing director in its global life sciences search practice with the acquisition of certain assets of Illinois-based consulting practice McLean Consulting. Mr. McLean will work out of ZRG’s Chicago office after the transaction formally closes this month. “John adds great depth to our life sciences team,” said

Indigo Partners Merges With CyberSN

Executive search firm Indigo Partners has merged with national cyber security CyberSN. Veronica Mollica, chief executive officer and founder of Indigo Partners, has joined the CyberSN executive team as vice president of business development, responsible for building teams to support national expansion. Ms. Mollica is an information security recruiter and was recognized in Hunt Scanlon‘s inaugural Cyber 20 ranking of leading

FaithSearch Partners Leading Chief People Officer Search for Centura Health

Executive search firm FaithSearch Partners has been retained by Denver-based Centura Health to lead its search for a senior vice president and chief people officer. The top HR post will report to the president of Centura and be responsible for the delivery and management of all system-wide human resources functions. The executive will be a major contributor to business

Keeping Talent Pipelines Full In the Academic Research and Health Sciences Fields

While universities have been turning to executive search firms for their leadership needs for years, the higher education sector has been broadening its reach to hunt for more specialized leaders. As a result, search firms have expanded their niche offerings to the sector, identifying athletic directors, coaches, and any number of other top posts for

Options Group Acquires Sydney-Based Broadstreet Global

Global financial recruiting specialist Options Group has acquired Broadstreet Global, a financial services search and strategic consulting firm based in Sydney, Australia. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Broadstreet Global specializes in search and consulting for a number of interrelated sectors, including investment banking, capital markets, structured products, alternative asset classes and insurance. Its client

Heidrick & Struggles Taps CEO for ANSYS

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles has placed technology industry veteran Dr. Agei S. Gopal as president and chief operating officer of ANSYS, Inc. He will become chief executive officer in January. James E. Cashman, who has served as ANSYS’ CEO since 2000, is stepping down at the end of the year. He will stay with

DHR Completes AD Search for Purdue

Executive search firm DHR International has placed Mike Bobinski as athletic director of Purdue University. He replaces Morgan Burke who announced he would retire next summer after serving in his position nearly 26 years. The search was led by DHR managing partner and global sports practice leader Glenn Sugiyama. Along with DHR, the search committee consisted of Purdue faculty, athletics administrators and

Kingsley Gate Partners Names Partner in Newly Opened Denver Office

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has named Geoff Hall as a new partner to support the firm’s growing life sciences practice. Mr. Hall will be based out of Kingsley Gate’s newly opened Denver office. With more than 17 years of unique and differentiated expertise in leading cross-functional teams across sales, marketing, operations, legal, finance, quality and engineering, Mr. Hall

Futurestep Names North America President

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has named Bill Gilbert as president of Futurestep North America. In this capacity, Mr. Gilbert will lead the strategy and growth efforts for both its search and solutions businesses in the region. In addition, he will drive the Futurestep strategy across the region and continue to work closely

What Makes A Good CEO?

The average U.S. CEO approval rating stands at 67 percent, according to a new statistical analysis of CEO approval ratings by Glassdoor, which measured CEO quality according to employees. The Glassdoor Economic Research reveals a number of factors that ultimately drive employee perception of CEOs, some of them quite surprising. The study, ‘What Makes a Great CEO?‘ looks

The RSA Group Names New CEO

Life sciences-focused executive search firm The RSA Group has appointed Alex Bennett as its new chief executive officer. He replaces Chris Molloy, who leaves the firm to head up the U.K. Medicines Discovery Catapult. Mr. Bennett comes to RSA with an international track record in senior level life sciences executive search, specializing in medical devices and diagnostics. His most

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

Korn Ferry has been retained by home furnishings retail company Pier 1 Imports to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Alex Smith is leaving at the end of the year. His departure comes as the company also said last week that sales fell 6.7 percent in the second quarter. Mr. Smith had a

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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