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EMA Partners Opens New Office in Colombia

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet 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. Recently, EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, strengthened its presence

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Why Your Board Needs a CHRO

Few would argue against the vital importance of a strong business strategy in establishing direction and planning growth for a company. Strategy, however, represents only half the formula for corporate success. Without a forward-looking human resources plan – a subset of the business strategy designed to maintain and engage the people required to execute the

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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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Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Myers Industries

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Myers Industries retained Hanold Associates to find its next CHRO. Partners Keri Gavin, Kile Hanold and Sonia Nagra are leading the assignment. “Reporting to Myers Industries’ CEO, David Banyard, the CHRO is a close strategic partner

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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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Search Solution Group Promotes Three to Key Roles

Staffing and recruitment firm Search Solution Group has promoted three members of its team to key roles within the organization. Eric Fehr becomes vice president of operations. Josh Mangum was named senior director of corporate strategy. And Ashley Goldberg was chosen to lead the contract staffing group and was appointed president of the staffing division.

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Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for the San Francisco 49ers

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Alex Chang as chief marketing officer of the San Francisco 49ers. Managing director Diana Busino led the search along with recruiter Allie Crone. The 49ers wanted a proven marketing leader with a

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Korn Ferry Lands CEO for Recording Academy

Following an extensive search, Korn Ferry has recruited Deborah Dugan, CEO of the non-profit AIDS organization RED, to succeed Neil Portnow as the Recording Academy’s president and CEO. The board now must approve her compensation package before the appointment becomes official. Reportedly, Ms. Dugan is expected to commence her new role in July. Ms. Dugan has been New York City-based RED’s CEO

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Spencer Stuart Finds Board Members for MEDNAX Inc.

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Carlos A. Migoya and Michael A. Rucker to stand for election to the board of directors at MEDNAX Inc., a publicly traded health solutions partner specializing in neonatology, anesthesiology, radiology, maternal-fetal medicine, other pediatric services and management services. While conducting the searches, Spencer Stuart evaluated the board’s composition and identified additional director

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Russell Reynolds Associates Adds Former BP HR Leader to Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives and other top corporate executives looking for a career change. Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates recently named veteran HR executive Helena Fyda as a consultant in the firm’s corporate officers’ practice. Based in Houston, Ms. Fyda will work closely with C-suite-level executives to help drive

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EMA Partners Opens New Office in Colombia

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet 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. Recently, EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, strengthened its presence

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Why Your Board Needs a CHRO

Few would argue against the vital importance of a strong business strategy in establishing direction and planning growth for a company. Strategy, however, represents only half the formula for corporate success. Without a forward-looking human resources plan – a subset of the business strategy designed to maintain and engage the people required to execute the

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Academic Search Seeks President for Athens State University

In a search spearheaded by education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search, Athens State University in Alabama has narrowed the choices for its next president to four finalists. Senior consultants John W. Garland and Eric Richtmyer are leading the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based search firm. The school’s previous president, Robert Glenn, resigned last year to accept the

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Morris & Berger Recruits CEO for World of Children

The non-profit sector is one of the fastest growing areas within executive search today. Recently, Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, placed Stefaan Poortman as executive director of World of Children in Irvine, CA. “After conducting a nationwide executive search, it is an honor and a privilege to welcome Stefaan

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20/20 Foresight Names Leader of New York Offices

Chicago-based 20/20 Foresight Executive Search and 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing have announced the appointment of Rebecca Wilson as managing director, leading the sister companies’ New York offices. Ms. Wilson has more than 25 years experience working for top financial services companies specializing in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing. She previously held senior roles with Citibank, First USA Bank (acquired

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Recruiting Consortium TalentLaunch Appoints President

TalentLaunch, a network of independently-operated recruitment firms, has named Doug Dandurand as its president. In this role, he will be responsible for the overall strategy and growth of its network of recruiting firms. “We are excited to have Doug as president of the TalentLaunch network,” said Aaron Grossman, founder and CEO of TalentLaunch and co-founder

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Reskilling: A Game-Changing Opportunity for Search Firms

Skills shortages are a well-documented hurdle for executive search firms. Those firms surveyed by Bullhorn cited the challenge as their top challenge in 2015, 2016 and 2017, but the problem appears to be getting worse. Unemployment is at historic lows — for the first time in the history of labor statistics, there are 6.7 million openings for

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Boston Symphony Orchestra Taps Lindauer to Find Development Chief

Boston-based recruitment firm Lindauer has been selected by the Boston Symphony Orchestra to find a new chief development officer. Vice president Libby Roberts is leading the assignment. Now in its 138th season, the organization wants someone with a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience and demonstrated success setting and exceeding ambitious philanthropic goals, said the search

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Scion Executive Search Seeks CEO for the Historic Trust in Washington State

Scion Executive Search, which specializes in the non-profit sector, has been selected to find a new president and chief executive officer for the Historic Trust, a Vancouver, WA preservation group. Gregory Goode, who served in the role less than four months, abruptly stepped down last month. Board member Mike Williams is currently serving as interim

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Boyden Names Leader of Cross-Sector Global CEO and Board Services Practice

Boyden has named Roger T. Duguay, managing partner of the Montréal office, as leader of its cross-sector global CEO and board services practice. He succeeds Tom Flannery, who will continue as managing partner of the firm’s Pittsburgh office and as the North American leader of the CEO and board services practice. Mr. Duguay will continue as a managing

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PRAXI Alliance Adds New Office in Oslo

Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search recently added a new office in Oslo, Norway. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, with more than 30 countries and 70 offices worldwide. Lasse Berner and Rune Repstad, partners of PRAXI member firm Academic Search International, will manage the location. The consortium said that it will be

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What Are the Traits of an Ideal Executive?

From biotech and machine learning to cryptocurrencies and ride-sharing, our economy is in a state of flux. As such, it’s critical to recruit executives that possess the right qualities to steer businesses through uncharted waters. The best leaders have a strong portfolio of future-oriented and change-ready skills that enable them to keep responding to fluctuating market demands. Perhaps

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Phillips Oppenheim Tapped to Find New Leader for Museum for California Art

Museums are increasingly turning to specialist recruiters to help fill critical senior-level leadership roles. As these positions grow more sophisticated and complex, the hunt for top-flight talent to fill these roles becomes all the more important. With that, search fees across the space are rising substantially, according to recruiters. Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim was recently selected

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Summit Search Solutions in Hunt for Diversity & Inclusion Chief for Southern Oregon University

Executive recruitment firm Summit Search Solutions has been enlisted to find a chief diversity and inclusivity officer for Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR. Senior consultants Stephanie Fowler and Sona Andrews are leading the assignment for the firm. The CDIO is charged with leading the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives

StevenDouglas Opens Office in San Diego

Executive search firm StevenDouglas is continuing its recent expansion with opening an office in San Diego, CA.  It will be the eighth office opened in less than two years. The firm has named Bradley Swisher to join the new office as managing director of technology search. A big part of the firm’s recent growth is attributed

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Noto Group Expands Senior Search Staff

Competition among consumer companies has never been fiercer. Customers are shopping in new and sometimes non-traditional ways as mass-market retailers offer designer goods, brick and mortar staples are available on-line and venerable brands spin off agile brand extensions. Consumer companies are also keen to capitalize on the potential of emerging and high-growth markets. All this makes it

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Here’s How Data is Really Impacting Talent Acquisition

The recent influx of technological advances has buried businesses across nearly every industry. The use of data and technology is pressingly relevant to the success of modern business with terms like machine learning, automation and robots being used on a more regular basis. Commercial giants like Blockbuster, Borders, and Toys “R” Us have all fallen

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Coulter Partners Opens in Paris, Expands Staff

Life sciences-focused executive search firm Coulter Partners has continued its recent growth with the opening of new office in Paris and 14 new appointments worldwide. All of this follows an extremely successful year which saw the firm’s revenues increase by 31 percent, making Coulter one of the fastest growing search firms this past year. “Another remarkable

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DHR International Places Top Leaders for Three Arts and Cultural Groups

Executive recruitment firm DHR International has recently placed top leaders at three major arts and cultural institutions: Onassis Foundation USA, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center. James Abruzzo, managing partner of the firm’s global non-profit practice, led the assignments. Vallejo Gantner was appointed executive and artistic director of Onassis Foundation

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D. Hilton Associates Recruits Chief People Officer for Achieva Credit Union

The chief people officer position is still a relatively new title within the HR function. It first appeared about a decade ago. But now, as companies look to build internal brand awareness and set their sights more on establishing and driving their own unique cultures, CPOs are coming more into vogue. Recently, Fairfax, VA, retained executive

Armstrong McGuire & Associates Recruits President for Blue Cross Blue Shield

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

Russell Reynolds Associates Appoints Chief Human Capital Officer

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. For chief human resources officers, chief talent officers and other C-suite HR executives, the cross-over skills required in the search business are nearly identical. Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates recently named veteran HR executive Eren Rosenfeld as

Stanton Chase Names Two Global Practice Leaders

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has named two new international leaders for the search firm. Gregory Nazaryan becomes regional practice leader for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Ingo Schmittmann is the new global sector leader for railway and trucking carriers. Mr. Nazaryan succeeds Flemming Riber, who was promoted to global practice leader for the industrial

Koya Leadership Partners Recruits CHRO for Penn State

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Koya Leadership Partners recently placed Lorraine Goffe as the new vice president for human resources and CHRO of Penn State. She succeeds Susan Basso, who left the college for a position at Ohio State University. Managing director

EFL Associates Seeking Executive Director for Non-Profit WorldDenver

Denver-based EFL Associates has been selected to find the next executive director for WorldDenver, a non-profit community organization dedicated to understanding world affairs and cultures. Daniel J. Cummings, the search’s firm’s senior vice president and managing director is spearheading the assignment. WorldDenver wants an innovative, visionary, mission-driven and results-oriented leader to lead the organization into

ZRG Names Global Technology Practice Leader

ZRG Partners, a fast growing executive search firm, has continued its expansion with the addition of Lambert Rugani as managing director and leader in its global technology officers practice. Mr. Rugani is an experienced search professional who has completed hundreds of successful mandates for clients across industries to top CIOs, CTOs and cyber leaders. He

Amrop Announces Search Team for New Italian Operations

Global recruiting organization Amrop has introduced its new team in Italy led by managing partners Antonio Pellerano and Walter Gai, and supported by partners Alessandra Fogola, Claudia Paladino and Marcella Accorinti. The team, which will be called Amrop Italy, will provide a full range of senior recruitment and leadership services to companies in the industrial, financial services, life sciences, consumer & retail,

Hudson Global Posts 12.3 Percent Revenue Gain

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted 2018 full-year revenues of $66.9 million, a 12.3 percent from the prior year. The Old Greenwich, Conn-based recruiting firm posted net income of $7.9 million, or 24 cents per basic and diluted share, compared to net loss of $2.9 million, or nine cents per basic and diluted share, in 2017. During the fourth quarter,

Employers Look to Continue Hiring Plans

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the second quarter, with 24 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. This is the seventh consecutive year of double-digit hiring outlooks in

E.A. Hughes Recruits Chief Merchant for J. C. Penney

Retail specialists E.A. Hughes & Co. has placed Michelle Wlazlo as executive vice president and chief merchant of the J. C. Penney Co. She will report directory to CEO Jill Soltau. Ms. Wlazlobrings 30 years of merchandising and stores experience to J.C. Penney from a variety of respected apparel and accessory retailers. Most recently, she served as senior

Acertitude Lands CFO for Extreme Networks

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Executive search firm Acertitude recently recruited Rémi Thomas as chief financial officer for Extreme Networks Inc., a NASDAQ-traded software-driven networking company.

MediaLink Expands Executive Search Practice

MediaLink, an Ascentia-owned advisory company, has named Bucky Keady and Suzanne Kelly as senior vice president of executive search and vice president of executive search, respectively. The hires follow an extensive period of growth for MediaLink’s executive search practice. Ms. Keady will oversee team management, client services and product offerings. She will also lead searches across the

Pekarsky & Co. Forms Alliance with Executive Coaching Firm

Calgary-based executive search firm Pekarsky & Co. has formed a partnership with Creative Coaching, an executive coaching and leadership development firm also located in Calgary. Through the alliance, each firm will be able to offer its respective clients a much deeper and broader suite of services, said the firms. The two organizations will continue to

Korn Ferry Posts 11 Percent Rise in North American Recruiting Revenue; Outlook Strong

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted third quarter fee revenue of $474.5 million, a six percent increase from $448 million a year ago. The increase was driven by organic growth in all segments. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – recorded net income of $45 million, or 80 cents per

Vetted Solutions Recruits Chief People Officer for National Business Aviation Association

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies, the chief human resource officer has come to play a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. Instead, the focus

JDG Associates Finds New Leader for the National Assessment Governing Board

Rockville, MD-headquartered executive search firm JDG Associates has placed Lesley Muldoon as the new executive director of the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the Nation’s Report Card, a national test that gauges student reading and math skills. President Darren DeGioia led the assignment. “I could not be more excited to welcome Lesley Muldoon as the next

Signal Partners Names New Outsourced Services Practice Leader 

Signal Partners, a Santa Monica, CA-based search firm serving private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, has appointed Kit Cooper to lead its new outsourced services practice. He will assist lower middle market investors and their portfolio companies find force-multiplying talent at all levels. “Kit’s perspective is unique,” said Tom Nieman, co-founder of Signal Partners. “Yes, he’s an

TRANSEARCH Elects Chairman

TRANSEARCH International has elected Ulrich F Ackermann as its new chairman. He succeeds Alain Tanugi, who after three decades as chairman recently retired. Mr. Ackermann has been managing partner of TRANSEARCH in Germany since 1996. In 2000, he was appointed as a member of the board of TRANSEARCH International Partners and became vice chairman in 2011.

On International Women’s Day, Steep Hills Still to Climb

The modern International Women’s Day can be traced back to 1911, when over a million people gathered for demonstrations across Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1975, and shortly after, other countries began marking the occasion. Now it’s observed annually on March 8, today, to recognize the ways

Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.8 Percent

Employers added only 20,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 165,000. The January gain is the 101st consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people currently stands

Diversified Search Recruits CEO for Trinseo

Guy Sava, managing director and leader of the natural resources practice at Diversified Search, has placed Frank A. Bozich as president and CEO of $4.6 billion global materials solutions provider Trinseo. Mr. Bozich replaces Christopher D. Pappas, who recently announced his plans to retire. Mr. Pappas will transition to the role of special adviser to the CEO in support of

IMSA Search Global Partners Adds Howard-Sloan Search as Newest Member

Global recruiting consortiums continue to take advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Among them, executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners has added New York City-headquartered executive search firm Howard-Sloan Search as its newest member firm. Howard-Sloan is led by CEO Mitchell Berger. He joined the company in 1983 and assumed the top role

Intense Hunt is on for Global Diversity Chiefs

To meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society, many organizations have developed executive positions to guide their diversity agendas. Chief diversity officers have responsibility for guiding efforts to conceptualize, define, assess, nurture and cultivate diversity. Duties may include affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, or the constituent needs of minorities, women and other social

Russell Reynolds Associates Tapped to Find Leader for NCH Healthcare

Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has been enlisted to find the new president and chief executive officer for the NCH Healthcare System in Naples, FL. Allen Weiss, the organization’s previous leader, resigned in January after a vote of no confidence by the system’s physicians. Phil Dutcher, chief operations officer, has been serving as interim CEO.

Polachi Recruits Chief Technology Officer for Escher Group

Boston-headquartered executive search firm Polachi Inc. has placed Wayne Haubner as the new chief technology officer of Escher Group. Partner Peter Polachi led the assignment. Mr. Haubner is a pioneering technology executive and change agent who has a track record for driving enduring results through leadership, agility and continuous innovation, said Polachi Inc. He has a proven track

IQTalent Partners Relocates Headquarters to Nashville, Expands Staff

IQTalent Partners has shifted its headquarters from Los Altos, CA in the northern part of Silicon Valley to Nashville, TN. The move is a return to the firm’s roots. Nashville was where IQTalent Partners’ co-founders Chris Murdock and Tom Milic first met, at Vanderbilt University. “That, and we were able to grow our Nashville office from

Morant Executive Search 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: Morant Executive Search has been launched in Zurich by veteran search consultant Sabine Morant. Morant Executive Search offers customized search solutions with a focus on identifying individuals with transformational skills. The firm

Nearly Half of Employers Plan to Ramp Up Hiring

U.S. businesses are expecting hiring to pick up this year, with 40 percent of employers planning to add full-time employees and 47 percent looking to recruit part-time workers, according to a newly released report by CareerBuilder. Those numbers are on par with last year’s report, which forecast 44 percent and 51 percent increases, respectively. There

SearchWide Global Seeking New Leader for the City of South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in

RH Perry & Associates Recruits 6th President for Harper College

Following a comprehensive national search, RH Perry & Associates has placed Avis Proctoras the sixth president of Harper Collegein Palatine, IL. Ken Ender, who has served as president since 2009, is retiring this summer. Senior consultants Jesse M. Thompson and Joanne Bashford led the assignment. The five presidents in the school’s 50-year history have all

ASCENT Select Adds Outplacement Services to Offerings

Executive search firm ASCENT Select has added outplacement support services to its menu of client offerings. The Greensboro, NC-based firm’s new service allows companies to provide displaced employees with effective tools and resources to accelerate the job search process to land as quickly as possible. ASCENT Select’s outplacement services include a comprehensive nine-step program that

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