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ClearPath Solutions Expands Search Team

Irvine, CA-based executive search firm ClearPath Solutions has expanded with the addition of Julie Wetzel as vice president of client relations. This is a new position to meet the expanding needs of the firm’s growing client base. “From our first meeting, I knew that Julie’s passion and commitment to excellence would be an ideal fit with our team,” said Helen

Executives Don’t See Recession in Near Future

A new Express Employment Professionals poll found an overwhelming majority of business leaders surveyed don’t expect a recession within the next six months, despite increased media focus on the possibility of an upcoming economic downturn. The survey found that just four percent of businesses expect a recession in the next three months, while only 14 percent

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Bullhorn Enhances VMS Sync Solution

Bullhorn Inc., which provides cloud-based customer relationship management and operations solutions for the staffing industry, has announced an enhancement to its existing Bullhorn VMS Sync solution that allows companies to submit candidates from an applicant tracking system (ATS) into a vendor management system (VMS). Bullhorn VMS Sync, launched last year and formerly known as Fyre

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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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AvS – International Trusted Advisors Creates Advisory Board

AvS – International Trusted Advisors, a global executive search and ownership advisory firm headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, has created a new advisory board of international top executives. Luisa Delgado, Tony Bogod, Wolfgang Colberg and Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard will advise the firm as its looks to expand internationally. All of the advisors have extensive management careers and

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Integrating New CEOs Quickly for Fast Track Results

In a business environment constantly disrupted by everything from politics to climate change to technology, boards of directors are increasingly seeking leaders from outside their own executive ranks. Last year, 44 percent of S&P 500 companies that hired a new CEO hired an outsider to meet new challenges. That makes a smooth onboarding process just as

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Spencer Stuart Recruits CHRO for Harvard Law School

A number of universities have turned to search firms to find new CHROs. Spencer Stuart recently placed HR veteran Roxanne Armbruster as the new assistant dean and CHRO of Harvard Law School, the oldest continuously operating law school in the U.S. The search firm was seeking someone with at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience

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Sterling Martin Associates Taps Leader for National Creditors Bar Association

Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruitment for associations and other non-profit organizations, has placed the new executive director of the National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) in University Park, FL. Liz Terry, vice president of business practices and member engagement at the Investment Advisor Association, takes over from Robin Cole, who

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JM Search Forms Dedicated IT Practice to Assist Public and Private Equity-Backed Companies

JM Search, a senior level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has created a dedicated information technology executives practice to assist public and private equity-backed companies in identifying and recruiting high-performance technology leaders. The firm also announced that Ben Millrood, a 30-year veteran in technology consulting, has joined as a

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ClearPath Solutions Expands Search Team

Irvine, CA-based executive search firm ClearPath Solutions has expanded with the addition of Julie Wetzel as vice president of client relations. This is a new position to meet the expanding needs of the firm’s growing client base. “From our first meeting, I knew that Julie’s passion and commitment to excellence would be an ideal fit with our team,” said Helen

Executives Don’t See Recession in Near Future

A new Express Employment Professionals poll found an overwhelming majority of business leaders surveyed don’t expect a recession within the next six months, despite increased media focus on the possibility of an upcoming economic downturn. The survey found that just four percent of businesses expect a recession in the next three months, while only 14 percent

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McCormack+Kristel Tapped by TransForm to Find New Leader

The economic strength of the non-profit field has increased in recent years and it is now the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million non-profit organizations employ 10.7 million people and produce revenue in excess of $1.9 trillion. This has certainly kept search firms busy. Just recently, executive search firm McCormack+Kristel was selected by TransForm

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crawfordconnect Seeking Chief Development Officer for The Scott Mission

Executive search firm crawfordconnect has been retained to find a new chief development officer for The Scott Mission. Senior search consultant Janice Wooster is leading the assignment. Reporting to the CEO and working collaboratively with the senior leadership team and board, the CDO is a key member of a transformational, integrated, growth focused senior leadership team that

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Grace Blue Partnership Names Consumer Practice Leader

London-based executive search firm Grace Blue Partnership has appointed David Nobbs as partner and head of consumer as it builds out its consumer brands practice across EMEA. The appointment follows rapid growth of Grace Blue’s brand-side leadership briefs for clients including Aldi, Amazon, Colgate, Spotify and V&A. Mr. Nobbs will report to Grace Blue founder, Juliet Timms,

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Stanton Chase Appoints Leader of Financial Services for Middle East Region

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has named Julien Abou Khalil as partner and leader of the financial services practice covering the Middle East region. He will be based out of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he will support organizations in the Middle East with the recruitment of top financial executives, leadership growth management, and organizational culture. “The Middle East is

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Diving Into the Deep End of the Talent Pool

Executive search firms have an essential role to play in helping clients create more inclusive and diverse leadership teams. For global search firm Odgers Berndtson, the process begins internally. To ensure that the widest pool of potential candidates is considered, the firm has created ‘Unlimited’ – a new initiative that reflects a methodology, belief, and commitment

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Carrington & Carrington Seeking HR Leader for UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has been tapped by UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside to lead its search for a new vice president of HR. Principal Marian H. Carrington is leading the assignment along with SVP Dr. Nelvia M. Brady-Hampton. The incoming leader will be charged with championing and promoting the organization’s mission, vision, and values while

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The Illinois Soybean Association Taps Kincannon & Reed to Find CEO

The Illinois Soybean Association has retained Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed to launch a national search for its next CEO. Managing directors Lisa Johnson and Carolyn Schubert are leading the assignment. The Illinois Soybean Association is a statewide organization that enables Illinois soybean producers to be the most knowledgeable and profitable soybean producers in the

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TalentRISE Hires Managing Director of Executive Search

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based firm specializing in executive search and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), recently hired Clinton Browning as its new managing director of executive search. Mr. Browning brings over 20 years of experience to the role, most recently serving as managing director of retained search for the SSB Group, a boutique executive search firm. As

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Sheffield Haworth Opens New Office in China

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has expanded with the addition of a new office in Shanghai. Recognized as a global commercial and financial hub, this additional location complements the firm’s existing presence in the Asia Pacific region, alongside offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Mumbai and Delhi. “The decision to locate the office

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Essential Questions When Considering Outsourced Executive Search

Starting the search for a new executive is often a watershed experience for any organization. New leaders, after all, have a substantial impact on everything from culture and engagement to business goals. Making the right hiring decision can produce positive results in every direction. A new report by IQTalent Partners suggests that if you are thinking

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Gold Hill Associates Seeks CHRO for College of Southern Nevada

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Community college executive search firm Gold Hill Associates was recently selected by the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) to lead its search for a new CHRO. Search consultant Dennis Michaelis is leading the assignment. The CHRO heads

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Diversity Recruiters Seeks Executive Director for HomeSight

Executive recruitment firm Diversity Recruiters has been selected to find the next executive director for HomeSight, a non-profit housing developer in Seattle. Nicole Ferrer, co-founder and managing director, is leading the assignment for the search firm. “The next executive director for HomeSight is expected to have an unwavering commitment to promoting social and economic equity,

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Bridge Partners Opens Office in Philadelphia

Executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners has opened a new office in Philadelphia, adding Toya Lawson as partner. Ms. Lawson has 20 years of experience working in retained and contingent search, corporate human resources/talent acquisition and staffing agency recruitment environments. Bridge Partners said that Ms. Lawson’s “clients view her as a trusted advisor, her relationships with candidates are

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TalentPool Secures Big Funding

Talent-matching platform TalentPool has secured an additional £1 million to develop the firm’s advanced candidate-matching and talent pool technology. The bespoke software solutions are designed to help public and private sector employers streamline their recruitment processes. The investment round is for TalentPool’s Alvius, the new Software as a Service (SaaS) division. It was led by

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Europe’s Largest Bank Taps Egon Zehnder to Find New CEO

Financial services organizations, generally, are facing a new competitive landscape, regulatory challenges and a constant struggle to manage cost and efficiency. Overseas, fold in Brexit and you have an environment growing in complexity by the day. This requires strategic leaders, both men and women, with a multidimensional skill-set and competencies that often go above and

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Tap JDG Associates to Find Chief Human Capital Officer

Rockville, MD-headquartered executive search firm JDG Associates has been tapped by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to find its next chief human capital officer. Reporting to the chief operating officer, the chief human capital officer will lead a staff of 200 and work across the entire CMS organization of more than 6,200 federal employees

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Phillips DiPisa & Associates Seeking Presidents for Western Maine Health and Franklin Community Health Network

Phillips, DiPisa & Associates, an executive search firm serving the healthcare and life sciences sectors, has been selected to find new presidents for Western Maine Health and Franklin Community Health Network. Both organizations are members of MaineHealth, the state’s largest, non-profit, integrated healthcare delivery system. Executive recruiters Katie Mazzuckelli and Beth Ross are leading the

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Raines International Names Head of Marketing and Communications Practice

New York-based Raines International has announced that Matt Seiler, previously president of brand solutions with Dentsu Aegis Network, has joined the executive search firm in dual roles. Mr. Seiler will serve as both managing director of the firm’s marketing and communications practice and as its first executive-in-residence. He will split his time between the firm’s

Kingsley Gate Partners Expands in Brazil

In an effort to expand its global presence, Kingsley Gate Partners has added Maria Eugenia Bias Fortes as senior partner, Priscilla Batistao as vice president and Betina Ferlic Dussel as principal in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Ms. Eugenia Bias Forte brings over 12 years of experience in the executive search industry specializing in top-level roles in the consumer,

Employers to Continue Hiring Plans into Final Quarter of 2019

U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain positive in the fourth quarter with hiring intentions improving one percentage point compared to a year ago, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they were expecting headcount to grow. This is the seventh consecutive year

N2Growth Appoints Leader for Private Equity Business Unit

N2Growth, a Philadelphia, PA-based management consulting and executive search firm, has named Brian Kibby as CEO of N2Ventures, the firm’s business unit serving the leadership and talent needs of private equity companies, venture capital firms, family offices and hedge funds. In addition, he will serve as senior partner with N2Growth, focusing on the firm’s global education, technology and

TillmanPartners Leads CFO Search for Coker Tire

CFOs continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. Recently, Scottsdale, AZ-based search firm TillmanPartners was selected by Coker Tire Co. and Irving Place Capital (IPC) to recruit a new CFO for Coker. Based in Chattanooga, TN, Coker is the largest worldwide manufacturer and supplier of tires

Saxton Bampfylde Finds CEO for U.K.’s Film Distributors’ Association

U.K.-based executive recruiter Saxton Bampfylde has placed the new chief executive officer for the Film Distributors’ Association (FDA), a London-based trade organization. Andy Leyshon, former managing director for the U.K. and Ireland of STX International, succeeds Mark Batey who held the post for two decades. The appointment comes less than two months before the deadline date

Gerard Daniels Names Leader for Sydney Office

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels, headquartered in Perth, Australia, has appointed Geoff Curran as lead of its Sydney office. He will be spearhead a local team that brings together a broad range of sector specialties and experience. Mr. Curran will report directly to the firm’s CEO, Alison Gaines. Mr. Curran brings over 30 years of experience

CHRO Scorecard: Three Metrics Your Board Should Know

A CHRO brings a unique skill-set to any board. With deep knowledge of executive succession and the ability to maintain and engage individuals who execute business strategy, they are an invaluable asset to corporate boards. Yet only 28 active CHROs currently serve on boards of Fortune 1000 companies. Much like a chief financial officer might have

Options Group Sees Seismic Shifts in Compensation Protocols

The new state-wide compensation history law, codified as Section 194-a of the New York Labor Law, bans employers from relying upon or inquiring about the compensation history of a job applicant or current employee in deciding whether to hire or promote, or in determining compensation levels, among other things. The ban also expressly applies to

WittKieffer Seeks President for Saint Mary’s College in Indiana

Executive search firm WittKieffer has been selected to find the next president for Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. Leading the assignment are managing partner Robin Mamlet, consultant Sheila Murphy and senior associate Christine Pendleton. The school’s previous president, Janice Cervelli, who resigned in October, alleged in a recent lawsuit that she was forced

D. Hilton Associates Recruits Chief People Officer for Apple Federal Credit Union

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist companies across the nation to find new chief people officers. The latest: Fairfax, VA-based executive search firm D. Hilton Associates recently placed Sharon Camper as chief people officer of Apple Federal Credit Union. Vice president Jessica Jarman led the assignment. “Sharon’s experience and leadership skills

Online Recruitment Entrepreneur Bill Warren Dies

Bill Warren, who launched the world’s first online job board 27 years ago, has died at the age of 77. He is often referred to as “the father of the online recruitment industry.” “It is nearly impossible for me to put into words just how much Bill’s work transformed the human resources industry for the

Hanold Associates Fills Key Post for the NFL

With the National Football League kicking off its 100th season, Hanold Associates recently placed Corey Harrison as the new senior vice president of executive operations for the office of the commissioner, Roger Goodell. Mr. Harrison will report to the league’s chief operating officer, Maryann Turcke. Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm, led the

Korn Ferry Posts Four Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted fiscal first quarter revenues of $484.5 million, an increase of four percent (seven percent at constant currency) from last year. The increase was driven by organic growth in all segments. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – recorded net income was $43 million,

Russell Reynolds Associates Lands CEO for Committee for Children

Russell Reynolds Associates has placed Colleen Oliver as the new chief executive officer of Committee for Children (CFC), a global non-profit dedicated to fostering the safety and well-being of children through social-emotional learning and development. Ms. Oliver, who most recently was vice president of school leadership at the New Teacher Center, a national non-profit focused

Jobs Report Points to a Second Interest Rate Cut

Employers added 130,000 jobs last month, keeping the U.S. unemployment rate stands at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase was below the 160,000 forecast by economists but close enough to signal a relatively stable and healthy jobs market. The August gain is the 107th consecutive month of job growth. The

Talentor International Adds New Member Firm in Mumbai

Executive search consortium Talentor International has expanded its presence in Asia with the addition of Anakin Management Consultants Pvt. Ltd as a new member firm in Mumbai, India. “Now we have a trusted and reliable partner in India in the form of Anakin Management Consultants,” said Michael Sarsteiner, CEO of Talentor International. “Anakin aspires to be the

Five Ways to Retain Top Talent

Today’s employers are facing a tough talent shortage. Reports about the challenges of finding enough talent seem to be popping up everywhere, which is not surprising when unemployment in the U.S. is at its lowest in 50 years. This means there is tough competition for talent, and hiring managers must adjust their strategies accordingly. Recruiters have

Egon Zehnder Recruits CEO for Gannett Co.

Egon Zehnder has recruited Paul Bascobert as the new president and CEO of Gannett Co. Robert Dickey recently informed its board of directors of his retirement. “On behalf of the board, I am pleased to welcome Paul to Gannett at this important time for our company and industry,” said J. Jeffry Louis, chairman of the Gannett board

Greenwood/Asher Seeks Chief Diversity Officer for University of Delaware

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, a Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm, has been enlisted to find a chief diversity officer for the University of Delaware. Jan Greenwood, president of the firm, and Marion Frenche, practice leader for diversity, equity and inclusion, are leading the assignment. The University of Delaware wants a seasoned academic administrator to provide

Ivan Adler Associates Opens Doors

The executive search industry is being disrupted by the entrance of a multitude of new players offering advanced business models and new technologies. The latest: Ivan Adler, an executive recruiter at The McCormick Group for the last 23 years is starting his own business, Ivan Adler Associates, a boutique search firm specializing in government relations and public

AIMS Elects Vice President for Americas Region

Executive search consortium AIMS International has elected Juan Carlos Solano, founder and managing partner of AIMS Central America, Caribbean and Panama, as vice president of its Americas region. Mr. Solano is a professional in human resources, marketing and sales, with extensive experience in business management since 2008. He has skills in strategic planning, channel management and communications. “Being part of

R. William Funk & Associates Selected by Rutgers University to Find Next President

With the new academic year underway, a number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will provide high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization. R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles

Development Guild DDI Recruits Chief Advancement Officer for Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

Executive recruitment firm Development Guild DDI, which focuses on the non-profit sector, has placed Evan Lewis as the new chief advancement officer of the Prospect Hill Academy Charter School (PHA) in Massachusetts. Vice president Katharine Kaplan led the assignment. PHA wanted an executive with experience managing capital campaigns and a proven track record in major gift cultivation

AMN Healthcare Solutions Names Top Executive for Phillips DiPisa

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. AMN Healthcare Services, a provider of healthcare workforce solutions and staffing

Ward Howell International Adds Financial Services Partner in Boston

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Peter Schibli as a partner in its financial services practice. He will be based in the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Schibli brings deep expertise successfully conducting executive search assignments in asset and wealth management, investment banking and capital markets. “Peter brings over 20-years

IRC Global Names Real Estate Global Practice Leader

Despite setbacks in certain locales, the real estate industry has bounced back from many of its problems in recent years. But a dire need for executive talent in the field remains. In particular demand, recruiters say, are executives who survived the last downturn and who now have a vision for better times ahead. Recently, IRC

Koya Leadership Partners Lands CHRO for Saint Joseph’s University

Executive recruiters continue their hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Just recently, Koya Leadership Partners placed Zenobia Hargust as the new CHRO of Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) in Philadelphia. Koya vice president Amy Sugin led the search along with consultant Charlotte Harris. SJU, a Jesuit university,

Shelli Herman and Associates Fills Critical Role for the San Diego Zoo

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has placed David Wu as chief development and membership officer of San Diego Zoo Global and president of the Foundation of San Diego Zoo Global. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, led the assignment along with her associate, Krista Haley. “David was the absolutely right candidate for the job because

Buffkin / Baker Recruits President for the Music Business Association

Executive recruitment firm Buffkin / Baker has recruited respected industry veteran Portia Sabin as the new president of the Music Business Association (Music Biz). The organization’s current longtime president James Donio will be stepping down from the post, but will continue in an advisory role. Tom Truitt, a partner and head of the entertainment practice, led the assignment. “We

Kensington International Sells Career Transition and Leadership Development Operations to Keystone Partners

Oak Brook, IL-based executive search firm Kensington International Inc. has sold its career transition and leadership development business operations to Keystone Partners, a founding member of Career Partners International and a portfolio company of Silver Oak Services Partners. Kensington International’s legacy talent management business consists of three separate business units (executive search, career transition and

Signium Names Leader of Global Technology Practice

Executive search consortium Signium has strengthened its staff with the addition of Marcelo Apovian as the leader of the global technology practice. He is based in São Paulo, Brazil. Previously, Mr. Apovian was a partner with Odgers Berndtson. Prior to entering the executive search sector, Mr. Apovian worked for multinational companies including Lucent Technologies and Avaya. As a

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