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Meridian Partners International Adds Member Firms in Argentina and Brazil

Meridian Partners International has added executive recruiters in Argentina and Brazil as its newest members. Buenos Aires-based South Star Human Capital Solutions will represent the network for Spanish speaking countries in South America. São Paulo-based Reciprhocal Management Consulting, and its sister company, Profile Executive Search and Assessment, will represent serve Meridian for the Brazilian market.

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Competition for Talent Causing Major Shifts in Corporate Strategy

As unemployment remains at record lows, a new study by global RPO provider Cielo finds that competition for talent is causing major shifts in corporate strategy. As a result, business function leaders are having significant disagreements about their companies’ approaches to finding, recruiting, interviewing and hiring new employees. Nearly 70 percent of business leaders surveyed

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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.

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N2Growth Adds New Global Practice Chair for Board and CEO Services

N2Growth, a King of Prussia, PA-based management consulting and executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of Thomas Brattle Gannett as global practice chairman of board and CEO services. Mr. Gannett is a results-oriented executive and board candidate with more than 20 years experience in strategic, operational and fiscal leadership, said the firm. He has

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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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Direct Recruiters Adds Two Team Members

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has announced two additions to its team. Logan Payton is the new director of the firm’s HR solutions group and Shawna Rosner is director of the legal solutions group. Ms. Payton brings over 10 years of HR experience to her new role, and deep understanding of the function. Previously,

Trends

Help Wanted: Well-Rounded C-Suite Business Leaders

Leaders who bring both specific technical expertise and general strategic business acumen to the table are in short supply in our current economic environment, according to David Clapp, managing partner of search firm CarterBaldwin. In a recent report that he authored, Mr. Clapp found that smart organizations are looking for and hiring well-rounded business leaders

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Slone Partners Find New CMO for Sera Prognostics

Executive search firm Slone Partners has recruited Garrett K. Lam as the new chief medical officer for Sera Prognostics in Salt Lake City, UT. “Slone Partners worked closely with Sera as we conducted this important search,” said Greg Critchfield, chairman and chief executive officer of Sera. “They paved the way for great conversations between candidates and the entire Sera leadership team. Slone

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Wikimedia Foundation Retains Bridge Partners to Find Talent and Culture Chief

Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that hosts and operates Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects, has tapped Bridge Partners to find a chief of talent and culture. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke is leading the search along with partner Janet Albert. “This is one of the highlights of 2018 both for me and my

Launches

Apotheker Search & Advisory Opens Doors

An array of new recruiting firms have launched around the world this year. The latest: Apotheker Search & Advisory, an executive search and advisory firm specializing in the life sciences industry, recently opened for business in New York City. Suzana Farah Rahman serves as the firm’s managing director. Apotheker’s  primary fields of focus include but are

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Meridian Partners International Adds Member Firms in Argentina and Brazil

Meridian Partners International has added executive recruiters in Argentina and Brazil as its newest members. Buenos Aires-based South Star Human Capital Solutions will represent the network for Spanish speaking countries in South America. São Paulo-based Reciprhocal Management Consulting, and its sister company, Profile Executive Search and Assessment, will represent serve Meridian for the Brazilian market.

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Competition for Talent Causing Major Shifts in Corporate Strategy

As unemployment remains at record lows, a new study by global RPO provider Cielo finds that competition for talent is causing major shifts in corporate strategy. As a result, business function leaders are having significant disagreements about their companies’ approaches to finding, recruiting, interviewing and hiring new employees. Nearly 70 percent of business leaders surveyed

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DHR Recruits Chief Development and Marketing Officer for U.S. Humane Society

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has recruited John Vranas as the new chief development and marketing officer for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Partners Debbie Graf and Kara Teising led the search. “John brings the total package to a critical role like this one,” said Ms. Teising. “It’s very difficult to find a leader with a skill-set

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Heidrick & Struggles Seeks CEO for Jacksonville Public Utility

Heidrick & Struggles has been selected to find a new chief executive officer for JEA, the city of Jacksonville, FL’s public electric, sewer and water utility. The job opened up earlier this year when Paul McElroy, who had been CEO for six years, unexpectedly stepped down. Nine candidates are under consideration for the position, according

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ZipRecruiter Lands $156 Million in Funding

Jobs website ZipRecruiter has just lined up $156 million in investment capital. The company said the series B financing will be used to accelerate its growth and further develop its artificial intelligence-powered matching technology and mobile apps. Wellington Management Co. and returning investor IVP co-led the investment, which included participation by other existing investors. ZipRecruiter’s

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Vanderbloemen Names COO

Houston-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has appointed Sutton Turner as its chief operating officer. He brings a combined 23 years of business and ministry experience to his role. “We have been fortunate to have seen many years of repeated and robust growth, and our work is at an unprecedented size and scope,”

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Employers Continue Adding Jobs, But Middle-Wage Opportunities Stagger

A new study from CareerBuilder points to a continued hollowing effect in the labor market where high-wage and low-wage job growth is eclipsing middle-wage job growth by a significant margin. Based on extensive analysis of historical and current labor market trends, the U.S. is expected to add 8.3 million jobs (5.08 percent growth) from 2018

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Gold Hill Associates Seeks New Leader for Temple College

Community college executive search firm Gold Hill Associates has been selected to find the next president for Temple College in central Texas. Search consultant Dennis Michaelis is leading the assignment. The Temple College board of trustees was unanimous in choosing the Jackson, MS-based firm. “Gold Hill has experience and an extensive network in Texas and

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Battalia Winston Finds Chief Sales Officer for Clean Harbors

Finding qualified C-suite sales executives continues to be an issue for companies. According to the ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage Report, sales positions have been some of the most difficult to fill in recent years. And it has not been an attractive role to new generations of workers. New York City-headquartered executive search firm Battalia Winston recently recruited Robby Speights

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Koya Strengthens Staff with Diversity Pioneer

Non-profit search specialist Koya Leadership Partners has expanded with the addition of Maureen Alphonse-Charles as managing director. Based in Boston, Ms. Alphonse-Charles is expected to help strengthen the firm’s work across non-profits and mission-driven organizations, building a bridge between non-profits, the corporate sector, and corporate boards. She sits on the boards of Boston University, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston

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Alexander Hughes Names President of Recruiting Subsidiary

Executive recruiters 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. Didier Simon de Bessac was recently named president of Managers by Alexander Hughes,

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Benchmark Metrics to Guide Your Recruitment Strategy

The growing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to automate mundane operational tasks is creating new efficiencies that are freeing up recruiters’ time to focus on relationship building and nurturing passive candidates, according to a new report by Jobvite. The percentage of job interviews that resulted in offers climbed from 17 percent in 2015

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Wheless Partners Retained by the University of Colorado to Find New Leader

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. The University of Colorado board of regents recently tapped executive recruitment firm Wheless

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Seeks General Counsels for DuPage Medical Group and UPC Insurance

Executive search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has recently been selected to find new general counsels for DuPage Medical Group and UPC Insurance. Located in Downers Grove, IL, DuPage Medical Group is one of the largest independent multi-specialty physician groups in Illinois. Backed by the large PE firm Ares, the organization is physician led, enabling it to provide

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Quantum Search Partners Names Digital Security & Risk Practice Leader

Cybersecurity might well might the greatest challenge facing corporate America today. The threat to reputation, private information and dollars — both from immediate theft and the cost of repairing the damage of a cyber-attack — can be staggering. Yet too few companies have taken adequate measures to protect themselves. No one can deny that it is

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Bailey Montago Executive Search Names Two Practice Leaders

London-based Bailey Montagu Executive Search continues its expansion with the appointment of Rupert Channing as leader of the firm’s financial services search practice and Lee Cooper as head of its consumer and retail practice. Bailey Montago’s financial services search practice is focused on identifying, attracting and appointing high-caliber executives. Mr. Channing has worked in executive search

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Spencer Stuart Names Ben Williams CEO

Spencer Stuart has appointed Ben Williams as its new CEO, succeeding Kevin Connelly, who served two three-year terms as the firm’s leader after previously serving six years as its chairman. In addition, the firm elected David Daniel as its new chairman. He takes over from Edward Speed, who served two three-year terms in the post. Both appointments were effective at

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Korn Ferry Tapped by Vanderbilt to Find New Athletic Director

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. With the announcement that Vanderbilt University’s current AD, David Williams, plans to retire in May, the school recently turned to Korn Ferry to find his replacement. Jed Hughes, who leads Korn Ferry’s sports practice, is heading the assignment alongside senior associate Kyle Bowlsby.

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Hanold Associates Recruits Head of Talent at PepsiCo

Chicago-based Hanold Associates has recruited Anita Roggendorf as PepsiCo’s director of talent attraction & engagement. Partners Ashley Schiele, Keri Gavin and Katie Traines led the assignment for the role, which is based at the consumer product giant’s global headquarters in Purchase, NY. Ms. Roggendorf previously worked for American Express. In her new role, she will

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Taylor Strategy Partners Adds Leader to Fuel Growth

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. Recently, Columbus, OH-headquartered firm Taylor Strategy Partners added Angie Aldinger as vice president of business development. Ms. Aldinger will lead business development efforts across all business lines at the firm, including recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), executive & professional search, consulting & assessment

Amrop Expands in Ireland

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in 48 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas, remains in growth mode with the opening a new office in Dublin, re-launching operations in Ireland and strengthening its capabilities across the EMEA region. Amrop appointed managing partner David Kelly to lead Amrop Ireland, which will

Employers Look to Continue Hiring Plans

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the fourth quarter, with 22 percent of employers planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain political climate continues to

Lochlin Partners Lands CFO for Directed

Executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Naresh Idnani as the new CFO at Directed, a leader in the connected car and automotive electronics aftermarket space. Lochlin managing partner Patrick Friel led the assignment. “Naresh brings an impressive record of accomplishment in financial and business management to Directed,” said Bob Struble, CEO of Directed. “His broad skill-set and

Lois L. Lindauer Seeks Chief Development Officer for Museum of Arts and Design

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City has retained Boston-based recruitment firm Lois L. Lindauer Searches to spearhead its hunt for a new chief development officer. Vice president Libby Roberts is leading the assignment. The museum is seeking a seasoned professional to lead and grow a comprehensive and modern fundraising program to support the institution’s

Search Consultancy Acquires Henderson Scott

London-based Search Consultancy recently acquired Henderson Scott, a specialist provider of executive search and recruitment solutions in the technology sector. The acquisition gives the newly created Search Group combined revenue of £220 million, with more than 750 employees across 17 U.K. offices. This is the first acquisition Search Consultancy has undertaken since its management buy-out in

Kennedy Executive Search Names Marketing Director

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a network of independent executive search firms, has appointed Louise Royer as marketing director. She will be responsible for building and executing marketing strategies to support the growth of the network. She will also be in charge of brand development strategies. Ms. Royer will assume her responsibilities immediately. “I’m very pleased

Korn Ferry Posts 16 Percent Revenue Gain, Stock Drops 23 Percent 

Shares of Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) dropped precipitously in afternoon trading on Friday upon the release of the company’s first quarter fiscal 2019 revenue report to Wall Street. The 23.5 percent decline put Korn Ferry shares on pace for their biggest one-day selloff since the search firm went public nearly 20 years ago. During the quarter, Korn

McDermott & Bull Recruits Marketing Officers at San Manuel Casino and Evangelical Christian Credit Union

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 post. Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull

College Sports Solutions Tapped to Find Commissioner for Big Sky Conference

Executive recruitment firm College Sports Solutions (CSS) has been selected to find a new commissioner for the Big Sky Conference, a Division I collegiate athletic league in the western U.S. The previous commissioner, Andrea Williams, moved on this summer to become chief operating officer of the College Football Playoffs. Jeff Schemmel, founder and president of the search firm,

Koya Leadership Partners Expands Art and Culture Search Offering

Non-profit search specialist Koya Leadership Partners has expanded with the addition of Naree W.S. Viner as a managing director. Based in the New York City area, she will work with museum clients and beyond, helping expand Koya’s art and culture portfolio. Ms. Viner is well-known and highly respected for her work in the specialized museum search space. She also has

Stanton Chase Now Taking Cryptocurrency as Payment Method

Over the years, businesses have paid over $78 billion in fees related to credit and debit card processing. Cryptocurrencies are decentralized, so they do not require a bank to verify every transaction. This means businesses can eliminate those fees, saving two to five percent on each transaction, according to recent reports. That said, the Stanton

Isaacson, Miller Seeks New Leader for JFK Presidential Library and Museum

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has tapped executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to lead its search for a new director. Vice president and partner Andrew Lee is heading the assignment along with associate Allison Pickett. The Boston-based non-profit is seeking a collaborative, visible and visionary leader to serve as its next leader. The next director

Phillips, DiPisa Finds New Leader for Spectrum Health

Phillips, DiPisa & Associates, an executive search firm serving the healthcare and life sciences sectors, has placed the new president and chief executive officer for Spectrum Health, a not-for-profit health system in Grand Rapids, MI. Tina Freese Decker, who has been with Spectrum Health since 2002, assumed her new role last week. Phillips, DiPisa partner

Caldwell Expands Aviation, Transportation and Hospitality Recruiting Capabilities

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has strengthened its recruiting capabilities in the aviation, transportation and hospitality space with the addition of Frank Morogiello as a partner in the firm’s industrial practice. Mr. Morogiello, who will be located in Dallas and head the firm’s aviation and hospitality practices, joins industrial practice leader Dave Winston, technology practice leader Jim

Slayton Search Partners Expands Offering in Industrial and Consumer Sectors

Chicago-based executive search firm Slayton Search Partners has expanded with the addition of John Ratliff as a vice president and principal to focus on engagements in the industrial and consumer sectors. Mr. Ratliff joins Slayton from Stanton Chase International, where he developed and executed search work across multiple industries. His accomplishments in managing search execution for both mid-level

Boyden Names New Leaders for Denmark Recruiting Team

Global executive search firm Boyden has added Morten Winther and Henrik Harbo as managing partners to lead its Denmark operations working in both Copenhagen and Aarhu. Additionally, Marika Grote will serve as a principal and head of research. All three come to Boyden from Flensby & Partners. “Morten, Henrik and Marika have outstanding reputations in

Legendary Business Kingmaker, Gerry Roche, Dies at 87

Gerard R. Roche, one of the most recognizable names in the long history of executive search, has died at the age of 87. Mr. Roche placed hundreds of top CEOs, board members and other senior executives over a storied career spanning more than half a century. Along the way, he changed the course and trajectory

Protis Global Strengthens Capabilities to Serve Cannabis Sector

Legal marijuana is now a near $7 billion business in the U.S., which means it is only natural that we will see recruiting firms focusing on bringing talent to this booming sector. Just recently, Protis Global added Wall Street veteran Samantha Ford to its executive search and advisory firm as senior vice president of business development to

ChampionScott Partners Finds New CFO for Kony

ChampionScott Partners, which specializes in senior-level appointments for technology and technology-enabled companies, recently placed Kathy Crusco as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Kony in Austin, TX. Founding partner and CEO Geoff Champion led the assignment. Ms. Crusco has more than 30 years of experience leading both small and large-scale businesses in the software and technology

StevenDouglas Opens New Office in Miami

Executive search firm StevenDouglas has continued its recent expansion with the addition of a new office in Miami. This marks the firm’s fifth office in Florida. “As the firm grows domestically and internationally, we want to make sure we continue to lead the Florida market since this is our home turf,” said Matthew Shore, president of the firm.

NGS Global Expands Into Dubai

Executive search firm NGS Global continues to grow, recently opening an office in Dubai and appointing industry veteran Karla Dorsch to lead its new location as managing partner. Ms. Dorsch, who brings years of experience in the financial services sector, will join the financial services practice. She most recently served as CEO of Piedmont Ltd., a boutique executive

More Than Half of Employees are Satisfied with Their Jobs

Organizations across today’s business landscape face tough obstacles as they confront the complexities of a 21st century workplace. Managing—and anticipating—change is part of the common survival process for every organization. That’s why it’s important for companies to be well versed in their employees’ satisfaction and engagement levels, which in turn helps them to retain and

Turnkey Finds New Team President for the Carolina Panthers

Turnkey Sports and Entertainment has placed Tom Glick as the new team president for the Carolina Panthers. Following the resignation of Danny Morrison, the professional football organization has operated without a team president for nearly a year and a half. Leading the search was Len Perna, Turnkey’s president, founder and CEO. “We are thrilled to have Tom join

TillmanCarlson Finds Chief Digital and Information Officer for Hunt Consolidated

Executive search firm TillmanCarlson has placed Diane Schwarz as chief digital and information officer for Hunt Consolidated in Dallas. “Hunt Consolidated is one of the leading private companies in the country, with a strong company culture and established operations around the world,” said TillmanCarlson’s founder, Rob Tillman. “Diane brings a deep background in driving change, building outstanding teams

GeneCoda Appoints Three Experts to New Advisory Board

Life sciences recruitment firm GeneCoda has formed an advisory board to assist in implementing its plans and identifying future growth opportunities. The advisory board is charged with providing advice, recommendations and guidance to the firm’s board of directors and management. The initial appointments are Peter C. Johnson, John Campbell and Barry Buzogany. “We are extraordinarily

IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Buenos Aires

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Buenos Aires-based executive recruiters HighFlow as its newest member firm. The recruiting firm, which is now called IRC Argentina, specializes in the finance & banking and sales & marketing sectors. The newest IRC member focuses on “customized solutions for clients, delivering the highest standards of quality and professionalism,

Employees in Line for Pay Raises in 2019

U.S. employers are projecting slightly larger pay raises for employees in 2019 as the unemployment rate has fallen sharply and the job market has tightened, according to a newly released Willis Towers Watson report. The survey also found employers rewarded their top performers with the biggest raises this year and are projecting modestly larger discretionary bonuses next

Korn Ferry Seeks New President for Pepperdine University

As the new academic year gets underway, a number of universities across the country are looking to install new leaders. Pepperdine University has enlisted Korn Ferry to find its next president and chief executive officer. Andrew K. Benton, who has held the role since 2000, recently announced his plans to step down at the end of

Ropella Group Launches CEO Search for Nanotech Industrial Solutions

Milton, FL-headquartered executive search firm Ropella Group has been selected by Nanotech Industrial Solutions (NIS) to lead its hunt for a new CEO. NIS is seeking a visionary CEO to lead the company through exponential growth and establish a strong strategic direction for the future, said the recruiter. NIS was the first company to succeed

ZRG Names Leader Healthcare Services Practice Leader

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. Recently, ZRG Partners added Greg Gerson as a managing director and leader within the firm’s healthcare services practice. Mr. Gerson brings over 17 years’ experience in executive search, as well

Search Veteran Leslie W. Stern Dies

Leslie W. Stern, a retired managing director of Diversified Search, died on Aug. 29. “Les Stern represented the best of the best in our executive search industry and as a human being who had the whole package – great husband and father, man of integrity and the highest character, a gentleman, trusted friend and man

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