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Diversified Search Expands Boston Molly Robb

Diversified Search Expands to Boston

Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive recruitment firms in the U.S., has expanded into Boston with the addition of Molly A. Robb, a seasoned search executive with more than 20 years experience placing C-suite talent in the healthcare, private equity/venture capital and life sciences sectors. She joins the firm as a managing director

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Kaye/Bassman Names Managing Partners

Executive search firm Kaye/Bassman International Corp. has promoted Stewart Currie and Cynthia Salinas to new managing partners within its construction and real estate practice. Since joining Kaye/Bassman in 2013, Mr. Currie has lead search efforts for the construction & real estate practice focusing on the southeastern U.S. He specializes in the commercial, industrial and residential

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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.


NPAworldwide Adds Six New Member Firms

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added six new member locations in the U.S. as it

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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?

Frank Recruitment Group Names President Americas

Frank Recruitment Group Names President for the Americas

London-headquartered executive search firm Frank Recruitment Group has appointed Sunny Ackerman as president for the Americas. “We are delighted to bring Sunny in to propel our already successful activity in American marketplaces, including accelerating the growth of our current and future offices,” the firm said. Frank Recruitment Group specializes in the technology sector. Ms. Ackerman


In Canada, Women Making Slow Progress Reaching the C-Suite

In many respects this past year represented a tipping point for women – and the men who support them. The abrupt fall of high-profile individuals in the realms of business, entertainment, politics and media, coupled with the rise of broad-based movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, seems to signal a profound shift in societal attitudes towards

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Bridge Partners Seeking Chief Program Officer for WIN

The housing group Win, formerly Women In Need, has been transforming the lives of New York City’s homeless families for more than 30 years. The organization recently enlisted executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners to find a chief program officer. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke is leading the search along with partner Janet Albert. The search is

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Coleman Lew Leads Provost Search for Lenoir-Rhyne University

The hunt for university leadership has been heating up, especially with searches for provosts. Just recently, Coleman Lew + Associates was selected by Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC to lead its search for a new provost. Two years ago, the Charlotte, NC-based executive recruitment firm helped place the school’s current president, Frederick K. Whitt. The previous

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches International Division

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches International Division

Executive search firm Cameron Smith & Associates (CSA) has formed an international division with the addition of former Walmart executives Tom Colella and Eduardo Mariscotti. “My philosophy in business is never stop growing, and what we are doing is expanding on what we are really good at and taking it to a higher level,” said

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AIMS Names Managing Partner for Thailand

AIMS International has expanded with the addition of Takehiko Ono as managing partner of AIMS Thailand. Mr. Ono has over 20 years of experience in executive search and the HR industry. Before joining AIMS, he served several industry sectors, including automotive, IT and telecommunications. As managing director of a recruiting company, he staffed foreign engineers for manufacturing companies in Japan from


Worker Confidence Climbs, but Job Security Falters

Showing growth for two consecutive quarters, the national Worker Confidence Index climbed 0.7 percentage points for the final quarter of last year, but dropped 1.3 points from a year earlier, according to the newly released study by HRO Today magazine and Yoh Recruitment Process Outsourcing. The index now stands at 103.2. Of the four components

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McDermott & Bull Selected by Armand Agra to Recruit Chief Commercial Officer

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has been retained by Armand Agra to lead its search for a chief commercial officer. The search is being conducted by what is known as the fit practice at the recruitment firm, which includes partner Jeff Black, associate principal consultant Jason Pinegar, associate consultant Trey Mullen, executive search consultant Kelly Nguyen,

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KRW Associates Leads Double Police Chief Searches in Colorado

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

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Nonprofit Talent Expands with New Offerings and Executive Advisor

Pittsburgh-based search firm Nonprofit Talent has recently added James McDonald as executive advisor. It also announced a series of new service offerings. Mr. McDonald is the retired managing director for global philanthropy and employee programs at BNY Mellon. He also served as a director of BNY Mellon Foundation and president of the BNY Mellon Foundation

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Meraki Executive Search & Consulting Names New Leader

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. Hong Kong-based recruiting firm Meraki Executive Search & Consulting has recently named Nick Marsh as managing director. He is charged with leading the team and driving the continued growth of the company across the


Strong Hiring Intentions to Continue Into Second Quarter

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the second quarter, with one in five planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain political climate continues to have


Seasoned Recruiters Step Out to Focus on Coaching, Strategy and Analytics

Executive search firms and their consultants continue to enter new areas to assist clients that go well beyond recruiting – and sometimes well beyond the firms where they’re working. Two well-respected top executives in the recruitment industry – Mike Marino and Russ Riendeau – have recently stepped away from businesses they led for years to

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Places General Counsel for Modine Manufacturing Company

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year. Recently, recruiters Heather Fine and Michael Sachs from Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) helped place Sylvia A. Stein as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Modine Manufacturing Company in Racine, WI. Ms. Stein joins Modine with 25 years of experience in the legal field. Most recently, she was the associate

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Arlington Partners Lands CEO for Institutional Limited Partners Association

A variety of trade associations have turned to search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arlington Partners International recently recruited Steven Nelson as CEO of the Institutional Limited Partners Association in Washington, D.C. Lisa Heidman, the firm’s founder and CEO, and Deborah Magidson, senior client partner, led the assignment. ILPA was seeking an


Ward Howell Names Kimberly Bishop Chairman of U.S. Advisory Board

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has named Kimberly Bishop as chairman of its U.S. advisory board. Based in New York, she will also collaborate across practices on key talent projects and executive searches. “We are delighted to welcome Kim to Ward Howell,” said Asad Haider, president – Americas, COO and member of the board. “The depth of experience that Kim brings

Gig Jobs Continue to Gain Traction

Gig Jobs Continue to Gain Traction

Today, a growing number of workers are opting for alternative employment models over traditional, full-time, permanent roles. Part-time, contingent, contract, temporary, freelance, independent contractor, on-demand online and platform working – call it what you will, they are all on the rise. Businesses and those who work for them want choice, flexibility and alternative ways of working

TalentRISE Releases Search Tool Flexible Fee Options

TalentRISE Releases Search Tool with Flexible Fee Options

As the executive search sector continues its shift beyond pure-play talent identification, recruiting firms have taken a more innovative approach to working with clients. For many, this has included everything from creating expanded service offerings to offering value-based pricing models. Flexibility, above all else, reigns supreme. While large search firms have offered a myriad of

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Korn Ferry Tapped by Louisville to Find Athletic Director

Korn Ferry was recently selected by the University of Louisville to find its next athletic director. The previous AD, Tom Jurich, was fired in the wake of an FBI investigation into recruits being secretly paid to commit to playing for the school’s basketball team. The search firm is looking to fill the role by the end

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Jorgenson Places CEO at One Acadiana

One Acadiana, a regional economic development group in Louisiana, named Troy Wayman as its new CEO following a national search conducted by Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting. Jason El Koubi, who led the organization since it started two years ago, resigned last year. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, headed the assignment. “Finding a

Boyden Adds Former CHRO Milan

Boyden Adds Former CHRO in Milan

Executive search continues to be landing spot for HR executives looking for a career change. Just recently, Boyden added veteran human resources executive Michele Marchesan as a principal in the firm’s Milan office. In his 30-year career, Mr. Marchesan has overseen numerous searches for C-suite and senior level management throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S.

Unemployment Rate Remains at 18 Year Low

Unemployment Rate Remains at 18 Year Low

Employers added 313,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at an 18 year low of 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The January gain is the 89th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people was essentially unchanged at 6.7 million. Analysts had predicted job additions of

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Turnkey Sports and Entertainment Finds Director of Athletics for UNC Charlotte

Specialist recruiters Turnkey Sports and Entertainment has placed Mike Hill as the next director of athletics at UNC Charlotte. Senior executive director Gene DeFilippo led the assignment. Mr. Hill previously served as executive associate athletics director for external affairs at the University of Florida. In addition to his marketing and fundraising roles during his 25 years

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Herd Freed Hartz Finds New Leader for the Port of Seattle Commission

Herd Freed Hartz Executive Search Partners has recruited retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Stephen P. Metruck as the new executive director of the Port of Seattle Commission. The search involved outreach to community leaders and stakeholders, five employee forums and an innovative online survey. Candidates from around the region and across the country were reviewed in

CyberSN Launches New JobBuilder Service

CyberSN Launches New JobBuilder Service

Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are awakening to the perils posed by cyber attacks. For years, many groups tried to ignore the problem, dismissing cybersecurity as a concern only for the biggest, most high-profile entities, be they government or corporate. These days, more groups are coming to understand how ruinous such intrusions could be. This

TRANSEARCH Expands In Dubai

[TRANSEARCH International has strengthened its presence in Dubai with the additions of Philip de Waal and Peter Greaves as partners. Mr. de Waal has worked in recruitment and executive search since 2007. He has developed a track record in senior level assignments across the Asia Pacific region, ranging from searches for regional leadership and technical leadership roles in E&P

One In Five U.S. Employers Will Hire In Q1 2017

[U.S. employers are cautiously optimistic about hiring plans going into the first quarter of 2017, according to the latest ‘Manpower Employment Outlook Survey,’ released today by ManpowerGroup. Once the data is adjusted to allow for seasonal variation, the Net Employment Outlook for the first quarter is +16 percent, a decline of two percentage points compared to the

Perpetual Insights Snags Sotheby's Talent Acquisition Leader as Part of Expansion

[Consumer brand recruitment firm Perpetual Insights has strengthened its search staff with the additions of James Thomas as a principal and Scott Barrett as a director. Both are based out of the firm’s Darien, CT and New York offices. Mr. Thomas will lead the firm’s finance & accounting search practice with an exclusive focus on senior-level finance assignments (CFO,

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Redeemer City to City

[CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Steve Shackelford as chief executive officer of Redeemer City to City (CTC). The board’s selection comes after an extensive five month search conducted by CarterBaldwin founding partner Price Harding. Mr. Shackelford currently serves as president and chief financial officer with Corporate Capital Trust, which has assets of approximately $4.3 billion and is one

Chrisman & Company Leading CEO Search for First NBC Bank

[New Orleans-headquartered First NBC Bank has retained executive search firm Chrisman & Company to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Longtime leader and founder Ashton Ryan Jr. has stepped aside as CEO. The bank is separating the roles of CEO and president; Mr. Ryan will continue on as president. Founding partner and principal Timothy Chrisman is

HW – Global Talent Partner Names CEO

[U.K.-based executive search firm HW – Global Talent Partner has tapped Spencer Jinks to serves as its new chief executive officer. He takes over from founding director John Wakeford, who headed the business for six years and will now concentrate on growing the firm’s financial services, CFO and chair & NED practice. Mr. Jinks has been with the

Wage Increases Slowing Globally

[A forecast just issued by the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry reveals that, adjusted for inflation, workers around the world are expected to see real wage increases of 2.3 percent, down slightly from last year’s 2.7 percent. The study found that North America is predicted to see slower salary increases than other global regions, with only a

Vaco Acquires Two Boutiques

Talent solutions firm Vaco has acquired Pivot Point Consulting based in Seattle and boutique executive search firm Greythorn in Bellevue, WA. Financial teams of the deal were not disclosed. The new acquisitions bring together more than 50 employees and 250 consultants across the nation. “Expanding our team to include Pivot Point and Greythorn enhances Vaco’s extensive healthcare network

BridgeStreet Partners Places CFO at Centennial Real Estate Company

Executive search firm BridgeStreet Partners has recruited Temple H. Weiss as chief financial officer of Centennial Real Estate Company. Dave Westberry, managing director of BridgeStreet Partners, led the assignment. Mr. Weiss is said to be a results oriented leader with an established record in creating value and leading growth in large and small, multi-unit organizations under public

Parker Fills Head Football Coach Post for Oregon

[Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has recruited Willie Taggart as head football coach of the University of Oregon. The Ducks fired Mark Helfrich after four seasons at which time the search was commenced. Oregon finished the season 4-8, the first time it has finished a season with a losing record and without a bowl appearance since 2004. The move comes just two years

SRI Executive Search Names Global Sustainability Partner

[Ireland-headquartered SRI Executive Search has named Yvo de Boer as a partner and senior advisor in global sustainability. For SRI, the appointment marks a further commitment to the international development sector. With the addition of Mr. de Boer, SRI will assist organizations as they juggle the demands of ‘relevancy,’ the issue of ‘sustainability’ and an organization’s ‘fit for purpose,’

Wealth Effect: Identifying Unique Leaders to Run a Family Office

A traditional family office is a business run by, and for, a single family. Its sole function is to centralize the management of a significant family fortune. Typically, these organizations employ staff to manage investments, taxes, philanthropic activities, trusts, and legal matters. The purpose of a family office is to invest the family’s money, manage its assets, and disburse

Pi Executive Recruits Marketing Head for BIC

[Talent advisory firm Pi Executive has recruited Ross Ullman as head of marketing North America for BIC. The search was conducted by partner and board member Pierre Trippitelli and assisted by director Katherine MacLane. Mr. Ullman brings with him over 18 years of experience growing billion dollar brands and smaller brand portfolios across a variety of over-the-counter, consumer packed goods,

Ross & Company Places Chief Revenue Officer at Apixio

[Executive search firm Ross & Company has placed Tom McNamara as chief revenue officer of Apixio. Managing partner Jim O’Sullivan led the assignment. This expansion of Apixio’s leadership team comes after the close of $19.3 million in Series D funding led by SSM Partners. Mr. McNamara brings 25 years of experience building successful sales organizations for healthcare technology and analytics companies. Prior to

Ducatus Partners Expands In Houston

[Executive search firm Ducatus Partners has expanded its Houston team with two senior hires. The appointments support its diversification into the infrastructure, power and renewables sectors while further strengthening its position in the oil & gas industry. Jack Coker and Allister Graham will join the team as principals to focus on senior client relations. Driven by the ever-increasing role

AIMS International Names Energy Sector Recruiting Specialist

[AIMS International has appointed South Africa partner Leonie Pentz to lead its energy practice. As an executive search professional with 20-plus years’ experience in the recruitment industry and extensive exposure to the utilities, downstream and renewable energy segments in the SADC region, Ms. Pentz brings expertise to the firm’s current energy team and AIMS clients. Working for a high

Isaacson, Miller Seeking Juilliard's Seventh President

[Executive search firm Isaacson, Miller has been retained by The Juilliard School to lead the search for its seventh president. For the last 32 years, Joseph Polisi has served as the organization’s president. The school hopes to have a new leader in place by next summer. Isaacson, Miller chairman John Isaacson is leading the search with vice president Sheryl Ash and associate Cortney

Cejka Expands Healthcare Search Staff

[Cejka Executive Search has named Mary D’Ignazio as executive vice president and managing principal. She will lead a national practice that partners with hospitals, health systems and health-related organizations on executive search engagements for senior level healthcare executives. Ms. D’Ignazio’s focus, which is on search engagements for newly created senior roles at the health-system level, is

Waverly Partners Recruits Salina Community Development Leader

[Executive search firm Waverly Partners has placed D. Mitch Robinson as executive director of the Salina Community Economic Development Organization (SCEDO) in Kansas. In this role, Mr. Robinson will serve as the top officer of the organization, responsible for all administrative and management functions while executing the mission of the SCEDO. He comes to Salina from his most recent

Harrier Human Capital Acquires Australian Executive Search Firm

[Talent management company Harrier Human Capital (Harrier) has extended its service offerings through the acquisition of Oceans Group, an executive search firm based in Sydney and Singapore. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Established in 2010, Oceans Group provides executive search solutions across Australia, Asia and Europe. The firm has a breadth of industry and

Per Ardua Names HR / Diversity & Inclusion Practices Leader

[London-based financial services search firm Per Ardua Associates has named Sally Talbot as leader of its HR and diversity & inclusion search practices. In her new role, Ms. Talbot will be responsible for developing Per Ardua’s HR search capability, which delivers executive search services across the entire HR function. She also will be responsible for driving

Korn Ferry Posts 43 Percent Revenue Gain

[Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2017 fiscal second quarter revenues of $401.9 million, a 43.2 percent increase compared to revenues of $279.3 million a year ago. Wall Street expected revenues of $395.4 million. The growth was primarily due to increases in fee revenue in Hay Group and the company’s Futurestep segments.  Executive search revenues at Korn Ferry

Employee Engagement Must Run Deep to Thrive

Vineet Gambhir, vice president and head of talent for Yahoo! in Asia Pacific, is a true believer in employee engagement. For the concept to succeed, however, it must be deeply woven into the fabric of a company and in turn, the mindset of its workers. Engagement, Vineet explained when we spoke recently, is not something organizations can simply turn on when

DHR International Taps Head Football Coach for Purdue

[Executive search firm DHR International has recruited Jeff Brohm as head football coach for Purdue University. He becomes the 36th head coach in program history. The search was led by DHR managing partner and global sports practice leader Glenn Sugiyama. Purdue is coming off a terrible run the last four seasons under Darrell Hazell in which it won just nine

Lois L. Lindauer Tapped By Phoenix Symphony to Recruit Chief Development Officer

[Executive search firm Lois L. Lindauer Searches has been retained by The Phoenix Symphony to lead its search for a new chief development officer. Search director Zena Lum is leading the assignment. The incoming chief development officer will provide the leadership necessary to guide The Phoenix Symphony to a new level of financial strength and philanthropic support, according to the

Odgers Berndtson Names Managing Partner for Hong Kong

[Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has appointed Justin McLennan as managing partner for its Hong Kong office. Mr. McLennan has worked in executive search for over two decades in the Asia Pacific region, focusing on financial services. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 1997. Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Mr. McLennan served as managing director of financial services recruiting boutique

Talengo Appoints Leadership Consultancy Director In Mexico

[Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo named Jorge Mauricio Reynoso as director of its leadership consultancy division in Mexico. His responsibilities will include enhancing the firm’s talent and culture diagnostics and leadership development services within leading sectors in the geographical area. Talengo has been operating for over 20 years in Latin America and has had offices in Colombia

Berkhemer Clayton Recruits CEO for Tournament of Roses

[With the 103rd Rose Bowl just weeks away, executive search firm Berkhemer Clayton has recruited David Eads as executive director and chief executive officer of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association (The Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game). He will join the organization in February 2017. William Flinn, current association executive director, is retiring after more than three decades with

Coleman Lew Elects First Female CEO

[Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has appointed Shana Plott as its new chief executive officer. She becomes the first female CEO in the firm’s 37-year history. The leadership transition is expected to be seamless, as Ms. Plott has been helping manage the search outfit for the past two years. Ms. Plott has been a managing

McAleer Gray In CEO Hunt for Space Foundation

[The Space Foundation has hired Denver-based executive search firm McAleer Gray to conduct a global search for its next CEO. Founding partners Terrance McAleer and Brad Gray are leading the search assignment. Past CEO Elliot Pulham resigned in October and was replaced on an acting basis by the Colorado Springs-based non-profit’s chief operating officer, Shelli Brunswick. While

Korn Ferry Appoints President Global Productized Services

[Korn Ferry has tapped Andrew Huddart to serve as president, global productized services. He will be based out of the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. Huddart joins Korn Ferry from Deloitte Consulting’s human capital practice, where he was managing director. At Deloitte, Mr. Huddart launched a major new product, BersinOne, delivered double digit revenue growth, rebuilt the

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