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AIMS Expands Singapore

AIMS Expands in Singapore

AIMS International has recently expanded with the addition of Jonathan Khoo as managing partner for AIMS Singapore. Mr. Khoo brings a wealth of experience in executive search as well as executive management across the industrial sectors, notably transport and engineering and IT & telecommunications and life sciences, among others. “Jonathan has a comprehensive understanding of clients’ challenges across the region,” said Adarsh Matta,


Korn Ferry Posts 10 Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2018 fiscal second quarter revenues of $443 million, a 10 percent increase compared to $401.9 million a year ago. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected $421.1 million. Growth was achieved in all thee major lines of business: Futurestep (16.7 percent) executive search (13.2 percent) and Hay

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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.

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

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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?

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

AIMS Expands Singapore

AIMS Expands in Singapore

AIMS International has recently expanded with the addition of Jonathan Khoo as managing partner for AIMS Singapore. Mr. Khoo brings a wealth of experience in executive search as well as executive management across the industrial sectors, notably transport and engineering and IT & telecommunications and life sciences, among others. “Jonathan has a comprehensive understanding of clients’ challenges across the region,” said Adarsh Matta,


Korn Ferry Posts 10 Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2018 fiscal second quarter revenues of $443 million, a 10 percent increase compared to $401.9 million a year ago. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected $421.1 million. Growth was achieved in all thee major lines of business: Futurestep (16.7 percent) executive search (13.2 percent) and Hay

Options Group L. Kevin Kelly vice chairman

Options Group Names Former Heidrick CEO as Vice Chairman

New York-based global financial recruiting specialist Options Group has named former Heidrick & Struggles CEO L. Kevin Kelly as vice chairman. Mr. Kelly is currently chief executive of Halo Privacy, a cyber security and consulting firm focusing on advanced secure communications. He has been instrumental in growing Halo’s footprint and projecting its reputation in the cybersecurity space. In

 TalentRISE Beth Gordon director of executive search

TalentRISE Names Director of Executive Search

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has promoted search associate Beth Gordon to director of executive search. “Time and again across multiple industries, even with our toughest searches, Beth always finds a way to identify the top talent to fill critical organizational roles for our clients,” said J. James O’Malley, TalentRISE partner and executive search practice leader. “Her

Polachi New CFO Sean Bridgeo TimeTrade
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Polachi Finds New CFO for TimeTrade

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. One recent example is Polachi Inc.’s recent placement of Sean Bridgeo as senior vice president of operations and CFO of TimeTrade in Tewksbury, MA. “Sean is a highly motivated executive and we are thrilled


IIC Partners Reappoints Vice Chairs

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has reappointed three vice chairs to its board during its global conference held in London. Bhavishya Sharma was reappointed as board director and vice chair for Asia Pacific. Mr. Sharma is managing director of Athena Executive Search & Consulting in New Delhi and has served on the IIC Partners board of


Hiring for Potential or Experience?

It’s one of the biggest questions asked by first-time hiring managers: Is it better to hire people based on their experience or their potential? A cursory Google search reveals that the most popular answer to this question is “potential.” Most hiring experts seem to think that hiring someone for what they could do in the

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Noetic Search Seeks New Leadership for Santa Barbara and Treehouse Humane Societies

Executive search firm Noetic Search has been tapped by the Santa Barbara Humane Society in California and Tree House Humane Society in Chicago to lead their respective searches for new executive directors. Rhyan Zweifler, Noetic’s founder and president, and Jane Luiso, vice president, are leading both searches. The Santa Barbara Humane Society (SBHS) is looking for

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Myers McRae Chosen by the University of Charleston to Find Next President

The University of Charleston (UC) in West Virginia has launched a national search for a new president. Edwin Welch, the school’s current president, announced that he will retire effective next June. The school has enlisted the services of executive search firm Myers McRae. David Gring, senior vice president of the Macon, GA-based recruiters, is heading the

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Russell Reynolds Associates Adds AOL Executive to HR Search Practice

Russell Reynolds Associates has added former AOL HR executive Stephanie Angelini as a member of its human resources officers practice. She is based in New York. In her new role, Ms. Angelini will leverage her extensive human resources strategy experience to advise clients across a range of industries, with particular expertise recruiting HR leadership for the financial

CNA International Adds Compliance Consulting Dubai

CNA International Adds New Member Firm in Dubai

U.K.-based executive recruiting franchise CNA International has added UAE-based boutique consulting firm Compliance Consulting as its newest member firm. Aigul Telkarayeva, CEO of Compliance Consulting, and her team bring extensive knowledge of the Dubai market, deep industry insight and expertise in management consultancy on compliance, risk management, corporate governance, strategy and controls. Effective immediately, the firm


Hiring In Full Throttle Heading Into 2018

It’s common knowledge that the U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest level in over a decade. That’s good news, of course. But companies also know that this is the kind of good news that can make the jobs of human resource leaders that extra bit tougher. It’s not just that competition for talent is

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Chipotle 
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Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Chipotle 

Denver-based restaurant chain Chipotle has turned to Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new CEO. Founder Steve Ells is stepping down and will become executive chairman. The board’s search committee is made up of directors Robin Hickenlooper and Ali Namvar, as well as Mr. Ells. It is charged with identifying a new leader

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Rise Asset Development Taps Waterhouse Executive Search to Find New Leader

The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms have

Heidrick & Struggles International Carlos Garcia

Heidrick & Struggles Names Supply Chain & Operations Practice Leader

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named Carlos Garcia to lead its supply chain and operations practice globally, adding to his role as partner in charge of the firm’s Los Angeles office. “Carlos’ proven leadership skills and expertise recruiting and advising senior supply chain and operations executives across all industry sectors will further

Teun de Nooijer McDermott & Bull Europe

McDermott & Bull Bolsters Sports Practice, Adding Former Field Hockey Player 

McDermott & Bull Europe has added former star field hockey player Teun de Nooijer to its sports, active lifestyle and consumer products practices. Mr. de Nooijer is one of the most celebrated and decorated field hockey players in the world. He participated in five Olympic games and won several Olympic, world, European and national titles. He made

Koya Leadership Partners Lands Angela F. Williams New CEO Easterseals
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Koya Leadership Partners Lands New CEO for Easterseals

Following a national search, Easterseals has selected Angela F. Williams as its new president and CEO. The former YMCA executive is expected to lead the organization into its centennial year in 2019. Non-profit recruiting specialists Koya Leadership Partners conducted the search. Anne McCarthy, principal – executive search, and Alison Ranney, managing director who heads Koya’s Chicago

Coleman Lew + Associates Alli Celebron-Brown New Leader McColl Center for Art + Innovation
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Coleman Lew + Associates Places New Leader at McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has recruited Alli Celebron-Brown as the president and CEO of the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte, NC, after a national search. She will assume her new role today. Ms. Celebron-Brown brings an extensive background of development, strategic planning and organizational design. A 14-year veteran of non-profit leadership, she

Buffkin/Baker Expands With Veteran Recruiter

Buffkin/Baker Expands With Veteran Recruiter

Executive search firm Buffkin / Baker has expanded with the addition of veteran recruiter Nathaniel J. Sutton as partner and head of its non-profit recruiting practice. “Nat has more than 17 years of executive search experience, and has been immensely successful in the non-profit, higher education and philanthropic arenas,” said Craig Buffkin, managing partner of Buffkin/Baker. “Nat

Reffett Associates Thomas Young Director of Operations

Reffett Associates Hires Director of Operations

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has appointed Thomas Young as director of operations based in its Seattle office. Previously, Mr. Young was district director and counsel for U.S. Representative Dave Reichert of Washington State. He oversaw constituent services, casework and was the district office policy lead for business, energy, environment and transportation issues. He assisted the

TheXecutives joins Penrhyn International

Penrhyn Expands in Central and Eastern Europe

Penrhyn International, a global network of executive search firms, has strengthened its footprint within Central and Eastern Europe (including Russia) with the addition of TheXecutives.  The firm will join forces with existing German member LAB & Company, strengthening the Vienna office and enabling both firms to gain wider regional expertise. TheXecutives, with offices in Vienna and Moscow,

Marlins Choose Turnkey Search for Business Operations President

Sports and entertainment recruitment firm Turnkey Search has been selected by the Miami Marlins to lead its search for a president of business operations. Turnkey president, founder and CEO Len Perna is heading the assignment. It is yet another top leadership appointment heading to a boutique specialist. The executive will report to Derek Jeter, the Marlins’ new

Carrington & Carrington Expands Partnership with UPMC to Boost C-Suite Diversity

Executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has started a multi-year partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to help boost the healthcare giant’s diversity hiring at its most senior levels. The collaboration comes as the $14 billion Pennsylvania-based company continues expanding in its local market, nationally and around the world. “This is a

ON Partners CTO Krishna Vedula 365 Retail Markets

ON Partners Taps New CTO for 365 Retail Markets

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. Chief technology officer 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. Executive search firm ON Partners recently recruited Krishna Vedula as CTO of 365

Bowdoin Group Scott Vierra VP Practice Leader

Bowdoin Group Appoints VP and Practice Leader

Search firms in all sectors have been in growth mode in recent months. The latest: Boston-headquartered executive recruiters Bowdoin Group has named Scott Vierra as vice president and practice leader. Working closely with other executives at the firm, he will initially focus on the financial services and fintech markets before eventually shifting to the firm’s software practice. Mr.

Bailey Fisher Iain Hopper Leader Digital Health & Life Sciences

Bailey Fisher Names Leader of Digital Health & Life Sciences

U.K.-headquartered Bailey Fisher Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Iain Hopper as director of digital health & life sciences. Mr. Hopper has developed a strong network throughout the U.K., Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, said the firm. His most recent focus was pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; he worked with market leaders including Roche, Novartis and

Why Hire for Potential, Not Experience

Hiring experienced talent has always been a challenge. Luring talent away from rivals, and then onboarding and training them to work successfully within an organization’s parameters, can be difficult. That’s why retention rates for experienced hires at many concerns are abysmal, according to Jim O’Malley, partner and executive search practice leader at TalentRISE. These issues illuminate

Howard Fischer CIO Nassar Nizami Jefferson University Hospitals

Howard Fischer Lands CIO for Jefferson University Hospitals

Executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) has placed Nassar Nizami as chief information officer of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. “At a time of immense change in healthcare, we’re delighted to welcome Nassar as a leader for Jefferson’s focus on innovation, technology, and informational science,” said Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and

Carlson Beck Susan True CEO Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

Carlson Beck Lands CEO for Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

Executive search firm Carlson Beck has placed Susan True as the new chief executive officer of Community Foundation Santa Cruz County following a national search. She takes over from Lance Linares, who held the top post for 22 years. A succession plan adopted by the board guided the organization through the transition. The board formed a search committee, tapped Carlson

Isaacson, Miller Forms Alliance Consulting Firm CFAR

Isaacson, Miller Forms Alliance with Consulting Firm CFAR

Executive search firm Isaacson, Miller and CFAR, a management consulting firm specializing in strategy and organizational development for high-performance organizations, have formed a strategic alliance. The partnership aims to achieve the firms’ shared goal of helping institutions achieve excellence in their leadership, maximize the opportunities and minimize the risks at important moments of transition. Isaacson, Miller, which

Boyden adds Claire Lauder and Francesca d'Arcangeli

Boyden Expands U.K. Industrial Practice

Executive search firm Boyden has strengthened its global industrial practice in the U.K. with the additions of Claire Lauder and Francesca d’Arcangeli. Both will focus primarily on the industrial sector. Ms. Lauder has broad experience in the industrial and engineering sectors. She will serve as a partner in Boyden’s U.K. interim management. Previously, Ms. Lauder was a director, manufacturing

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Taps Phillips Oppenheim to Find Next Leader

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is seeking a new director to replace Thomas P. Campbell, who stepped down in February. The oldest and possibly most prestigious museum in the U.S. has turned to a boutique executive search firm, Phillips Oppenheim, to fill the position. Mr. Campbell resigned earlier this year after growing

The Tolan Group Places CFO for Elwyn

Executive search firm The Tolan Group has placed Cindy Bertrando as CFO of Elwyn, a nationally recognized leader in education and support services for children and adults with physical and intellectual challenges. CEO and managing partner Tim Tolan led the search along with associate partner Kaye Johnson. “Cindy is a strategic thinker and a very

Miramar Global Executive merges DES Recruitment and Search

DES Recruitment and Miramar Global Executive Search Merge

Executive search firm DES Recruitment has merged with U.K.-based Miramar Global Executive Search. John Hodge, founder and managing partner of DES Recruitment, will become managing partner in North America for Miramar. “This a critical moment in the journey for both the DES and Miramar teams,” said Andrew Stoneham-Knott, managing partner of Miramar Global. “We are combining our

Search Wizards Appoints Eric Winegardner President

Search Wizards Appoints President

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: Search Wizards, a specialist in “recruiting for recruiters,” has named Eric Winegardner as president. He will be responsible for day-to-day operations, developing and launching new service offerings and

Horton Expands Lima Peru Rossana Bayona

Horton Expands to Peru

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire recruiters and open locations. Horton International, for one, recently opened an office in Lima, Peru. The firm chose Rossana Bayona to serve as managing partner of the new location. Horton International Peru

NYC Law Banning Salary History Queries Set to Begin

Beginning Tuesday, employers in New York City – and the executive search firms that represent them – are prohibited from asking job candidates about their salary history. The New York City Human Rights Law, as it is known, is an effort to help bring women’s pay in line with that of their male counterparts. A

BoardWalk Consulting Tapped to Find New Leaders for Year Up

The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms have

PFM Executive Search Ewan Moir president CEO Nanaimo Port Authority

PFM Executive Search Lands CEO for Nanaimo Port Authority

PFM Executive Search has placed Ewan Moir as the president and CEO of Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) on the west coast of Canada. He takes over from Bernie Dumas, who recently retired. Co-founder and partner George Madden led the assignment. PFM also helped place Mr. Dumas eight years ago. “The board conducted an extensive search and met

Korn Ferry Adds Rugby Bob Casey EMEA Sports Practice

Korn Ferry Adds Former Professional Rugby Player to Sports Practice

Bob Casey, the former CEO and captain of London Irish RFC, has joined the EMEA sports practice at Korn Ferry as a senior client partner. Based in the firm’s Dublin office, Mr. Casey is expected to help expand its sports business, as well as sit across the CEO, board, retail and consumer practices. Prior to

Robert Half Posts Flat Revenues, Falling Short of Expectations

Robert Half International Inc. / (NYSE:RHI) posted third quarter revenues of $1.32 billion, a one percent decrease from revenues of $1.34 billion during the same quarter last year. This missed Wall Street expectations of $1.33 billion. The Menlo Park, CA-based recruiting firm recorded a third quarter profit of $84.7 million, or 68 cents per share, compared to earnings of $91 million, or

Heidrick & Struggles Posts Double Digit Gains Led by Americas

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International / (NASDAQ:HSII) has posted revenues of $159.8 million for the third quarter, an increase of 11.3 percent from the same period last year. Executive search net revenue increased 14.1 percent year over year, or $17.9 million, to $144.1 million from $126.3 million in the third quarter of last year. Search revenues grew

BSG Team Ventures Don Kelly CCO Onyx CenterSource

BSG Team Ventures Finds Chief Commercial Officer for Onyx

Executive search firm BSG Team Ventures has placed Don Kelly as chief commercial officer (CCO) of Onyx CenterSource in Dallas. Managing director and co-founder Clark Waterfall led the assignment. As CCO, Mr. Kelly will be responsible for overseeing the company’s go-to-market strategy, identifying growth opportunities and ensuring the integrated commercial success of the organization. “Don is a top-performing

McCormack + Kristel Place Daniel Tietz CEO Bailey House

McCormack+Kristel Place CEO at New York’s Bailey House

Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has placed Daniel Tietz as the CEO of Bailey House, an HIV/AIDS housing program in New York. He succeeds long-time CEO Gina Quattrochi, who died last year. Managing partner Joseph McCormack and partner Michelle Kristel led the assignment. The organization wanted an entrepreneurial executive with healthcare and housing expertise. The incoming executive needed to have

Atlas Search Establishes IT Practice Bryant Vargas

Atlas Search Establishes IT Practice

New York-based executive recruiter Atlas Search continues expanding with the addition of Bryant Vargas to help establish an IT recruiting division. “Technology is a primary consideration for every organization today, from those who understand it well, to those who are still learning,” said founding partner Scott Stenzler. “It was important for us to be a leader

Asianet Consultants Expands Hong Kong Sam Meredith

Asianet Consultants Expands in Hong Kong

International executive search firm Asianet Consultants has expanded in Hong Kong with the addition of Sam Meredith as director of advanced technologies. He will lead the Asia Pacific practice and be responsible for clients in the advanced technologies segments. Mr. Meredith will support clients in areas such as applied materials, speciality chemicals, biotechnology, applied research

Five Suggestions to Help a CHRO Manage the CEO Succession Process

CEO succession planning has three main leadership components. Most boards of directors embrace their role, accepting that designating the would-be future leader of their company is an ongoing process requiring consistent, dedicated work on their part. The CEO, meanwhile, should be a proactive, engaged partner with the board, ensuring that that the company has a

DHR recruits Michaelle Burstin for William Blair Co.

DHR International Recruits Global Brand Marketing Leader for William Blair Co.

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has placed former MSCI global marketing executive Michaelle Burstin as global head of brand marketing and communications at William Blair Company. Leading the search was Carol Hartman, the search firm’s managing partner of financial services North America, along with Carlos Cata, a DHR managing partner in charge of the firm’s global CMO practice

Kincannon & Reed placed Roland Wolfram and Elin Miller Fall Creek Farm & Nursery

Kincannon & Reed Fills Board Positions for Fall Creek Farm & Nursery

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has placed Roland Wolfram and Elin Miller as new members of the board of directors at Fall Creek Farm & Nursery. Mr. Wolfram previously served as vice president and general manager of emerging markets at Nike. He had been with Nike for 15 years and had previously served as VP

Salveson Stetson Group Acquired by Management Partners Inc.

Salveson Stetson Group to be Acquired by HR Consulting Company

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. Just recently, human capital consulting company Management Partners Inc. (MPI) entered into an agreement to acquired Radnor-based executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group (SSG). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Following the transaction, which is expected to be finalized by the end of

Norman Broadbent Names Will Gerrand COO/CFO

Norman Broadbent Names New COO/CFO

Norman Broadbent Group, a London-based executive recruitment and advisory firm, is continuing to strengthen and expand its operations with the appointment of Will Gerrand as group chief financial and operating officer. Mr. Gerrand has extensive experience in finance, recruitment and financial leadership and has held a number of senior international roles. He formerly served as

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