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Big Ten Conference Retains Hanold Associates to Find Chief People & Culture Officer

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has been enlisted to recruit a chief people and culture officer for the Big Ten Conference. The firm also recently placed the chief talent officer for Ford Motor Co. “Kevin Warren (commissioner of the Big Ten) is a true leader in that he is so authentic, humble and willing

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Riviera Partners Assists Life360 with Chief Product Officer Search

Riviera Partners, a recruitment provider specializing in C-level engineering, product and design leader placements, has assisted in the recruitment of Jonathan Benassaya as the chief product officer of Life360, a safety and coordination service for families across the globe. Andrew Abramson, Austin Douglas and Michael A. Morell led the assignment. “Jonathan has a true passion for building

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The Loring Group Recruits Top Finance Executive for Kendo Brands

San Francisco-headquartered executive search firm The Loring Group recently placed Lauren Festante as global vice president of finance for Kendo Brands. The search was led by partner Rich Kampmann. Kendo Holdings is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group. Kendo has become the

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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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Wray Executive Search Appoints Partner

Wray Executive Search, a provider of executive search and advisory services in the restaurant, foodservice, retail, and franchise industries, has named Kevin M. Stockslager as partner. He will now be responsible for growing Wray’s executive search operations across North America, continuing to build a dedicated recruitment team and driving the implementation of technology to enhance client

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Changing the Fabric of Corporate Boards

The events of last summer may have been a tipping point for the large array of factors that brought to the forefront already existing needs for change in boardroom composition. A new report by the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD), in collaboration with Deloitte, concludes that that while stakeholders and shareholders increase demands for gender,

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Staying Ahead of the Great Talent Migration 

The American workforce is changing rapidly thanks to job mobility, a still-tight labor market, and technological advances. According a new report by Accur Recruiting Services, this metamorphosis has been in the works for years and the COVID-19 pandemic simply accelerated the shift toward location-independent work and remote work. “But the changes are not just logistical; they

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Vetted Solutions Recruits New Leader for American Composites Manufacturers Association

After an extensive search, Washington, D.C.- based executive recruitment firm Vetted Solutions has placed Cindy Squires as the new CEO of the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA). “As the industry works to increase adoption of composites across all market segments, now is an ideal time to welcome new leadership,” said Kevin Barnett, acting CEO of ACMA. “ACMA is

Academic Career & Executive Search Recruits Dean of Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University

Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has placed Rowena Ortiz-Walters as the new dean of the Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University. She is the first Latina to lead the business school. Dr. Ortiz-Walters comes to St. Mary’s from SUNY Plattsburgh, a public liberal arts college that is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) System,

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Eton Bridge Acquired by Elysian Capital 

Elysian Capital has acquired executive search, consulting, and interim management provider Eton Bridge Partners, the first investment of the Elysian Capital Fund which closed last September at £325million. Edward Brett, partner at Elysian Capital, said: “Eton Bridge have built a distinctive talent solutions business. We have been very impressed with their culture and the strength and

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AboveBoard Closes $3 Million in Funding 

AboveBoard, an inclusive platform for executive placement that is increasing representation of black, Latinx and female professionals on boards and at the C-suite/VP level, has raised a $3 million seed round to fuel its continued business momentum. The company is fulfilling its commitment to diversity in all aspects of its business by raising 91 percent of the outside

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Caldwell Recruits CHRO for Santander Holdings 

Jeremy Zeman and Krisha Otto of Caldwell recently placed Rosilyn Houston as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) at Santander Holdings USA. “I am very pleased to welcome Rosilyn to Santander, and I am confident that the wealth of experience she has in HR strategy and branding, culture development and recruiting, developing and retaining talent in the financial

Shelli Herman and Associates Seeking CFO for Catalina Island Conservancy  

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has been enlisted by the Catalina Island Conservancy to help find the organization’s next chief financial officer. The non-profit helps to protect and restore the natural and cultural heritage of Santa Catalina Island, off the coast of Southern California, and to make them available for public recreation, education, and enjoyment. The Catalina Island

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WittKieffer Assists Colorado State University with Recruitment of VP for Diversity and Inclusion

WittKieffer has placed Kauline Cipriani as vice president for diversity and inclusion for Colorado State University (CSU) in Fort Collins, CO. Leading the assignment were Charlene Aguilar, consultant; Christine Pendleton, senior associate; and Bree Liddell, associate. “We are just thrilled to welcome Kauline to the leadership team of Colorado State University,” said Joyce McConnell, president of CSU.

Boyden Creates Global Leadership Consulting Center of Excellence

Boyden has named Katia Pina as senior director of its newly launched Global Leadership Consulting Center of Excellence. “Building on her international consulting and academic experience, Katia takes on this global role with a vision to strengthen and promote Boyden’s leadership consulting services across the firm,” said the search firm. “Leadership consulting is a strategic priority at Boyden,

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Are Today’s HR Leaders Ready for Tomorrow’s Challenges? 

The future of work will be different from the past. But the extent to which the future of work relies on HR leaders has also never been clearer, according to a new report by Russell Reynolds Associates’ Anna Penfold, Harsonal Sachar and Alix Stuart. The pandemic has accelerated a move to a distributed workforce, redefining the

JM Search Assists LiiV in the Recruitment of New CFO

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies, especially private equity-backed outfits. JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune

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Dore Partnership Tapped by CalPERS to Find CIO

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has selected Dore Partnership to lead its search for a new chief investment officer. CEO Marcie Frost expects to start the search process at the end of July or early August, conduct interviews in late summer and fall, with final selection of a CIO in fall or early

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Development Guild DDI Seeks Executive Director for Fuller Craft Museum

Non-profit specialist recruitment firm Development Guild DDI was recently selected to find an executive director for the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. The non-profit, which focuses solely on collecting contemporary craft, is New England’s only craft museum. Senior vice president and principal Tracy Marshall is leading the assignment. “Fuller Craft Museum seeks an executive director to

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Daversa Partners Appoints CPO and CFO

Executive search firm Daversa Partners, which serves the technology sector, has named Amy Dolan as its chief people officer and Maggie Libatique as chief financial officer. “I speak on behalf of the entire leadership team when I say we are thrilled to have Amy and Maggie on board and are excited to witness the growth and

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Here’s How Senior Executives are Navigating to Their Next Position 

If you are a talented senior executive it is likely that throughout your career, opportunities found you. This especially is common earlier in your career when you are lower in the corporate pyramid. At that career stage, there are numerous opportunities to help develop your skills and experiences. Key mentors want you on their teams and

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Recovery Continues as Jobless Claims Continue to Fall

The Labor Department reported that 360,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. That reading matched the consensus forecast among economists, according to Bloomberg. The previous week’s level was revised up by 13,000 from 373,000 to 386,000. The 4-week moving

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AGB Search Assists Morris Brown College in the Recruitment of a New Provost

As the pandemic begins to subside in the U.S. and organizations collectively begin to get back on their feet, colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will allow high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization –

Buffkin / Baker Taps Chief Information and Technology Officer for CarePayment

Buffkin / Baker has placed Satish Kumar as the new chief information and technology officer for healthcare finance company CarePayment. The search was led by partner Jen Bradley and principal Ryan Baggett. Mr. Kumar joins CarePayment from Medalogix, a predictive analytics company in the home health space, where he served as senior vice president and chief technology

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Spencer Stuart Appoints U.K. Managing Partner

Spencer Stuart has appointed Shami Iqbal as U.K. managing partner. He succeeds Simon Fenton, who has served a three-year term as managing partner following his return to the U.K. after seven years based in Hong Kong from where he led the firm’s Asia-Pacific business. “I am incredibly grateful to Simon for his enormous contribution to the

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New Workforce Models Bring New Challenges in the Next Normal 

The pandemic has changed almost everything about how we live — and the changes are sure to keep coming. Today, we’re slowly reclaiming some of our older traditions, but we can’t be certain about what comes next. According to a new report from Tatum, we may never completely return to what was considered “normal” before the

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The Rise of AI and How it is Serving Executive Search

Technology is transforming the way business is now conducted, according to a new report by The Taplow Group. Artificial intelligence, in particular, seems to be the focus in many business sectors. “AI is allowing a machine to replicate cognitive abilities found in human beings to make tasks easier, effective, and efficient,” says The Taplow Group. “We agree

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University of North Carolina Wilmington Taps Academic Search to Find Chief Diversity Officer  

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been enlisted to find a chief diversity officer for the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). Leading the assignment are senior consultants Shirley Robinson Pippins and Carlos Medina. “Recognizing the unique history of the university and the City of Wilmington, as it relates to race, equity and social justice, the

Russell Reynolds Associates Tapped by Taylor Morrison to Lead CFO Search

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Russell Reynolds Associates was recently called in by Taylor Morrison to lead in its search for a new

Closing the Executive Talent Gap

Executives who are serious about delivering value should spend more time identifying their organizations’ top performers and most critical roles. Succession planning is the new competitive advantage for businesses that want to thrive in the global economy. At the same time, organizations are facing a significant talent gap at the executive level. With millions of

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