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Taplow Group Expands to Singapore

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the 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. Taplow Group recently made inroads into Singapore with the addition of One

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Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for J.D. Power

J.D. Power, a global leader in consumer data & analytics and advisory services, said that Finbarr O’Neill, its CEO and president, has informed the company’s board that he intends to retire. The company has enlisted Egon Zehnder to lead the global search for his replacement. Mr. O’Neill will remain with J.D. Power during the transition

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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.

Korn Ferry Chad Astmann Co-Head Global Asset Management
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Korn Ferry Names Co-Head of Global Asset Management

Korn Ferry has added Chad Astmann as co-head of global asset management. He will be based in the firm’s New York office. With more than 15 years of investment management executive recruitment and organizational consulting experience, Mr. Astmann has placed top leaders in executive leadership, investments, distribution and infrastructure. He has also worked extensively in delivering holistic

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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?

Pure Search Germany opens headed by Ken Lewin
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Pure Search Expands to Berlin

London-based executive recruitment firm Pure Search has expanded with the opening of an office in Berlin. This becomes its first office in continental Europe. Pure Search Germany will be headed by Ken Lewin, who joins the firm as managing director and country manager. Mr. Lewin has 10-plus years of experience in the DACH region. Previously, he was managing

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Spencer Stuart Report Outlines How HR Drives Business Success

Technology and evolving employee expectations are redefining how work is done and how organizations think about talent: Less hierarchy. More flexibility. Unconventional career paths. Like everything else in the business world, the field of human resources has changed dramatically over the last several years, according to a new white paper by Spencer Stuart. In advanced

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McDermott & Bull Finds CTO for Panasonic Avionics Corp.

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. CTO hiring, in fact, is expected to grow by 18 percent by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. It’s a trend that has kept executive search firms well occupied. McDermott & Bull, for one, has placed former IBM executive David Bartlett as

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Jorgenson Consulting Tapped to Find CEO for One Acadiana

One Acadiana, a regional economic development group in Louisiana, has selected Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting to assist in its search for a new president and CEO. Jason El Koubi, who led the organization since it started two years ago, resigned in July. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, is leading the assignment.

Optimum Talent appoints Mike Bacchus CEO
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Optimum Talent Latest Firm to Appoint New Leader

Numerous executive search firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Optimum Talent has named Mike Bacchus as its new chief executive officer. He takes over the role from Ronald Dahms who becomes a senior advisor. Mr. Bacchus had been serving

One Search Consulting joins Taplow Group
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Taplow Group Expands to Singapore

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the 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. Taplow Group recently made inroads into Singapore with the addition of One

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Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for J.D. Power

J.D. Power, a global leader in consumer data & analytics and advisory services, said that Finbarr O’Neill, its CEO and president, has informed the company’s board that he intends to retire. The company has enlisted Egon Zehnder to lead the global search for his replacement. Mr. O’Neill will remain with J.D. Power during the transition

Marlin Hawk hires Kirstine Wilson
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Marlin Hawk Sources Top Goldman Sachs Hiring Executive

Executive search and leadership solutions provider Marlin Hawk has expanded its financial services practice with the addition of Kirstine Wilson in New York. Ms. Wilson has 15 years of talent management experience gained at Goldman Sachs where she focused on lateral hiring as vice president, global head – experienced hires. Ms. Wilson will take on the role

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Cummer Museum Taps Koya Leadership Partners for Executive Director

Executive recruitment firm Koya Leadership Partners is seeking a new executive director for the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida. Managing director Michelle R.S. Bonoan is heading the national search, with support from principal Sheila Hennessey, as well as Koya’s research and support team. The search for

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Bob Murray & Associates Launches Search for San Diego Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation, facing an array of challenges that range from changing 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, complexity

Timothy Hayes Joins JBK Associates
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Former Bayer Executive Joins JBK Associates

In recent months, executive search firms have been plucking talent for their own ranks from a wide array of corporate sectors. The latest: Former Bayer executive Timothy Hayes has joined New Jersey-based JBK Associates International as managing director of consumer and leadership services. He will oversee the firm’s executive search business in the consumer sector and head leadership

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Social Media Continues to Play Big Role in Recruiting

New research from Totaljobs Group has revealed that three quarters (74 percent) of interviewers will check candidates’ social media as part of their interview preparation. This is in contrast to the expectations of candidates, however, as only a third (36 percent) expect their social media to be screened, meaning many could be caught short online.

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Shelli Herman and Associates Begins CFO Search for Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has retained Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates to find its next chief financial officer. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, will lead the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA is seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum,

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Caldwell Partners Lands Chief Marketing Officer for ADP

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. Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International recently recruited

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Parker + Lynch Legal Names Managing Director of Retained Search

Special Counsel, a full-service provider of legal staffing and eDiscovery solutions, has announced that its executive search division, Parker + Lynch Legal, has named Lisa Goldstein as managing director of retained search. In her new role, Ms. Goldstein will focus on helping corporate legal departments improve business processes, functionality and diversity by filling key positions, including

EMA Partners Opens in Dubai A Ramachandran
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EMA Partners Opens in Dubai As Middle East Expansion Continues

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new partner office in Dubai, expanding its presence in the Middle East. The office will be led by A Ramachandran (Rama). Rama is managing partner of EMA Partners UAE. He has 10 years of experience in executive search and serves concurrently as senior partner

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Employers Looking to Add Workers in Fourth Quarter; Wages Rising

Whether you are looking for permanent employment or a seasonal gig around the holidays, CareerBuilder‘s Q4 2017 Job Forecast predicts an uptick in both jobs and pay. Forty three percent of employers said they plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the fourth quarter, up from 34 percent last year, and 73 percent plan to

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Utah and Louisville Tap R. William Funk Associates for President Searches

College and universities across the countries are facing new and growing challenges. Financial woes, enrollment concerns, and debates over free speech, among other issues, are all keeping leadership at institutions of higher learning on edge these days. For some schools, survival is even on the line. Recruitment of the right leaders, and choosing a search

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Southerland Partners Leading CEO Search for Medical Center Hospital

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 Republicans in Washington, D.C. may deliver. This has

Lois L. Lindauer Searches appointed Deb Taft CEO
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Lois L. Lindauer Searches Names New CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Lois L. Lindauer Searches (LLLS) has appointed Deb Taft as its new CEO. The carefully planned changeover comes as the firm celebrates its 20th anniversary. Chosen by founder Lois

Greenwich Harbor Partners Opens in San Francisco
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Greenwich Harbor Partners Opens in San Francisco

Fifty two percent of San Francisco Bay Area executives say it is “somewhat” or “very challenging” to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions, according to the San Francisco Bay Area Professional Employment Forecast from Robert Half. Seventy-seven percent of hiring managers plan to hire for open roles in the next six months. Recruiters say highly skilled

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Want to Enhance Employability? Refresh Your Skills

Ninety percent of global respondents to a recent Randstad Workmonitor survey said that regularly refreshing skills and competencies will enhance employability. Seventy one percent, in fact, reported that they have done so within the past year. This belief was highest in China (98 percent) and lowest in the Netherlands (67 percent). On average, 74 percent

Higher Talent Names Mindy Cohen President
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Higher Talent Names President

Non-profit executive recruiters Higher Talent has appointed Mindy Cohen as president and managing partner. Ms. Cohen has been instrumental in establishing the firm’s dedication to educational institutions and non-profits across the country over the past 15 years. She has recruited senior executives, nationally and internationally, for non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, public/private partnerships and

HVS Executive Search Linda Chadwick CEO Rita’s Franchise Company
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HVS Executive Search Finds New Leader for Rita’s Franchise Company

HVS Executive Search has placed Linda Chadwick as CEO and president of Rita’s Franchise Company. Ms. Chadwick comes to the Trevose, PA-based Italian ice and frozen custard chain from Dessange Group North America. The search, conducted for Argosy Private Equity and MTN Capital Partners LLC, was led by HVS Executive Search CEO Court Williams and

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Alford Executive Search Finds New Leader for International Music Foundation

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Among them, Alford Executive Search recently placed Mark Riggleman as executive director of the International Music Foundation (IMF) in Chicago. Ann Murray, the current executive director, is retiring after 26 years. Mr. Riggleman brings more than

Stanton Chase Names Peter Deragon Logistics Practice Leader

Stanton Chase Names New Logistics Practice Leader

Peter Deragon, the managing director of the Los Angeles office of Stanton Chase International, has been named global sector leader for the carriers, third party & contract logistics practice. He succeeds John Gradek, a director of the Stanton Chase Montreal office, who recently joined McGill University to establish a master’s degree program in aviation leadership.

Why Search Firms Must Adjust and Adapt to Changing Times

The executive search industry, and the business world it serves, continues to undergo a transformation that no one would have predicted even a decade ago. According to one industry leader, recruitment firms that respond quickly to those changes, make adjustments and adapt will not only survive the years ahead but thrive. Some of those responses

Ward Howell Continues U.S. Expansion With Acquisition; Names Corporate Development Head

With two key moves in recent weeks, global recruiter Ward Howell International has shown that it has no intention of slowing down in its plans to establish a major presence in the U.S. and expand its offerings to clients. At the end of August, the firm acquired Curran Partners, a Stamford, Conn-based executive search firm

Opportunity Resources placed Della Watkins executive director Columbia Museum of Art

Opportunity Resources Taps New Leader for Columbia Museum of Art

Executive search firm Opportunity Resources has placed Della Watkins as the new executive director of the Columbia Museum of Art (CMA). Karen Brosius informed board members and staff late last year that she was leaving to become president of Careers Through Culinary Arts Program. Ms. Watkins currently is executive director of the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, VA.

The Bowdoin Group places Thomas Schultz chief growth officer Evariant

Bowdoin Group Recruits Chief Growth Officer for Evariant

Executive search firm The Bowdoin Group has placed health IT executive Thomas Schultz as chief growth officer at Evariant, an active client and the leading healthcare CRM data analytics platform. This is the second executive search Bowdoin Group has completed for Evariant in the last 90 days, the first being Michael Stevenson as vice president of product management. In

SRi names Ashling O’Connor partner

SRi Appoints Leader of Media, Content and Digital Practice in EMEA

Executive search firm SRi has named Ashling O’Connor as a partner and leader of the media, content and digital practice in EMEA. Her focus will be to continue SRi’s work in these areas, while ensuring that the growing links between the disciplines are developed in a global context. She will work with partners in the U.S. and

U.S. Hiring Trends Remain Steady Heading Into Year End

U.S. employers expect hiring to pick up in the final quarter of 2017, with 21 percent planning to add staff between September and December. 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 climate

Turnkey Search Fills Senior Role for Ilitch Holdings

Turnkey Search has placed Chris Granger as group president, sports and entertainment at Ilitch Holdings. Turnkey president and CEO Len Perna led the assignment. On the search and placement, Mr. Perna remarked that “working with Ilitch Holdings is a dream job. I mean that for us at Turnkey, as the search firm, and also for Chris Granger, who

Herbert Mines Associates Recruits Hal Lawton President Macy’s

Herbert Mines Associates Recruits President for Macy’s

Cincinnati-based retail giant Macy’s has named an eBay executive as its new president. The company tapped the services of New York-based retail-focused executive recruiter Herbert Mines Associates. As president, Hal Lawton will be responsible for all aspects of the Macy’s brand, including merchandising, marketing, stores, operations, technology, and consumer insights and analytics. He will report to Jeff Gennette,

Options Group Acquires MCL Search

Options Group Acquires MCL Search

The wave of M&A activity among executive search firms continues. The latest deal: Global financial recruiting specialist Options Group has acquired MCL Search Ltd, an executive search firm based in London specializing in electronic markets (trading and distribution), prime brokerage/clearing and financial trading technology with a focus on currencies and fixed income. Since 2012, MCL Search has developed

NGS Global Opens in Delhi

NGS Global Opens in Delhi

Executive search firm NGS Global has expanded its presence in India with the opening of a new office in Delhi, which will be overseen by managing partner Soumitra Agarwal. He will work closely with client partner Kamna Vij. As an executive search professional with years of experience, Mr. Agarwal has conducted a number of C-level and senior leadership

Your Playbook for Better Collaboration In Executive Search

In the business world, talent is king. More than 80 percent of talent and HR leaders say talent is the No. 1 priority at their company or organization, according to LinkedIn’s 2017 Global Recruiting Trends report. And more than half of talent and HR leaders believe hiring will increase in the U.S. and across the globe in

WinterWyman places Liam Weston CHRO for Hollingsworth & Vose

WinterWyman Fills CHRO Role for Hollingsworth & Vose

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers (CHRO) and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Why such pent-up demand for top flight HR experts? According to executive recruiters, corporate leaders want HR leaders who are sophisticated, proactive and strategic-minded, with strong business savvy to drive their people capabilities like they

Russell Reynolds Selected to Find CEO for Tenet Healthcare

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a top priority. A 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 produce. This has created a high

Odgers Berndtson Opens Washington, D.C. Office

Odgers Berndtson Opens Washington, D.C. Office

Search firm Odgers Berndtson has acquired the former Boyden licensee in Washington, D.C., adding five people to the firm, including Tim McNamara and Derek Wilkinson, former Boyden partners with more than 45 years’ combined management consulting and recruiting experience. Judy Whitaker, Diana Farmer and Kelly Crittenden, also from the Boyden licensee, will be joining the

NPAworldwide Adds 10 New Member Firms Across Asia Pacific

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 10 new member firms across Asia Pacific. NPA now has 500 member offices across six continents. Membership in the network allows independent recruiters to serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms on a split-fee basis. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining

Eight Trends for Recruitment Firms to Heed In Changing Times

The executive search industry is in flux, and as a result search firms have been uncertain or wary about what their next move should be. To what extent will digitalization affect the industry? How best to price and stay competitive? Should one offer diversified services? These are just some of the landmines top recruiters today

Noetic Search places Crystal Bowyer CEO National Children’s Museum

Noetic Search Fills CEO Post for National Children’s Museum

Executive search firm Noetic Search has recruited Crystal Bowyer as the president and CEO of The National Children’s Museum (NCM). Rhyan Zweifler, president of the Chicago recruitment firm, led the assignment. In this role, Ms. Bowyer will oversee and manage all aspects of NCM’s redevelopment, design and exhibition planning as the museum prepares to reopen in Washington,

Heidrick & Struggles Seeking New President for the Ohio Business Roundtable

Heidrick & Struggles has been selected by the Ohio Business Roundtable to lead in its search for a new president. Richard A. Stoff, who was a founder of the Roundtable and its only president in its 25-year history, is retiring at the end of the year. “The public-private partnerships fostered by some 400 Roundtable CEOs, spanning

Gilman Partners Forms Talent Advisory Practice

Gilman Partners Forms Talent Advisory Practice

Executive search firm Gilman Partners has appointed talent management executive Mary Morand to lead its newly formed talent advisory practice. Ms. Morand brings more than 30 years of leadership development and talent management experience to her new role. Most recently, she served for nine years as senior vice president of leadership and talent management for U.S. Bank, where

Greenwood/Asher & Associates Adds New Leadership

Executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates has expanded with the addition of Susanne Griffin as vice president and managing director. Based in the company’s headquarters in Miramar Beach, FL, Ms. Griffin works closely with the partners Dr. Jan Greenwood and Dr. Betty Asher to oversee financial management of the firm, supervision and development of consultants and team

Korn Ferry Records 7% Revenue Gain Fiscal 2018 Q1

Korn Ferry Records Seven Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) posted 2018 fiscal first quarter revenues of $401.3 million, an increase of 6.8 percent from $375.6 million during the same period last year. This topped Wall Street forecasts, which expected revenues of $389 million. Korn Ferry’s executive search revenue was $161.2 million for the quarter, an increase of 10.1 percent compared to last year. By region, search revenues

JDG Associates Leading CEO Search for Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Executive search firm JDG Associates has been selected by the Schaumburg, IL-based Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) to find its next president and CEO. Principal Paul Belford is leading the assignment. The position is described as an opportunity to lead a financially sound organization in the construction industry that is highly regarded for the strength of its research and

Parker placed Eddie Nuñez Athletic Director for U New Mexico

Parker Finds Athletic Director for University of New Mexico

Athletic directors are playing an increasingly vital role at colleges and universities across the country. With the expansion of athletic departments and, for the larger schools, the infusion of big dollars for sports, more schools have turned to search firms when such positions become open. Too much is at stake, they feel, to go it

Tolan Group Names Diana Ramsay Practice Leader

Tolan Group Names Behavioral Health Practice Leader

The Tolan Group, a member of the Sanford Rose Associates network, has appointed seasoned behavioral healthcare executive Diana Ramsay to lead its behavioral health, human services, family services and substance abuse practice. “Behavioral health and the other segments we will offer services to are all areas that can have immense health, economic, and quality of

AMM Communications Launches Executive Search Division

AMM Communications Launches Executive Search Division

AMM Communications LLC, a St. Louis-based public relations, communications skills training and marketing firm, has launched an executive search division to help clients identify talent for management positions in sales, business development, marketing, finance, accounting, operations and administration. Ed Mayuga, a partner at AMM Communications, will manage the new division while overseeing the talent acquisition

Here’s the Single Biggest Challenge Facing Diversity Leaders

Those who step into a new job as chief diversity officer tend to carry a heavy load. Theirs is an increasingly vital role. The challenges they face are complex and the demands of the position are many, with pressure coming from all sides. Naturally, institutions want strong, well-versed leaders in this area. But diversity chiefs

O’Rourke & Associates Seeks Chief Lending Officers for Three Credit Unions

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, these financial cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior

Centennial Taps Brent Cooper CEO for Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Centennial Taps CEO for Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Brent Cooper, an entrepreneur, small business owner and longtime leader in the regional business community, has been named president and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The organization enlisted Cincinnati-based executive recruitment firm Centennial Inc. to conduct the search. Mr. Cooper is founder of C-Forward Information Technologies and a two-time interim chamber president. The opening

Slone Partners Expands Into California

Slone Partners Expands Into California

Executive search firm Slone Partners has created a corporate Western division and related expansion activities throughout California. The strategic initiative, overseen by Slone Partners president Tara Kochis-Stach, is designed to better allow the firm to service dozens of California-based clients, develop relationships with next generation start-ups, and capitalize on California’s continued growth as a healthcare innovation

Signium Continues Expansion

Executive search firm Signium has expanded with the additions of partners Felipa Xara-Brasil and Joana Proença de Carvalho in Portugal and Alberto Chico in Spain. Ms. Xara-Brasil was one of the founders of Heidrick & Struggles in Portugal, where she was responsible for starting the firm’s office in Angola, leading business development in Mozambique and managing the Lisbon

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