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HW Global Talent Partner Adds Finance Director to Fuel Growth

U.K.-based executive search firm HW Global Talent Partner has named Rob Pettican as its new finance director at a time in which the firm is targeting rapid growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions. In a new position created to support the planned expansion of the group, he will be accountable for the firm’s finances.

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The Upskilling Deadlock to Continue in 2020

Recent research has revealed a paradox at the heart of current debates around upskilling. On the one hand, the vast majority of U.S. workers believe it’s imperative to train for and develop new skills in order to keep up with changes in the workplace. On the other, that same contingent of workers also say that neither

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Aspen Leadership Group Seeks Leader for League of American Orchestras

Aspen Leadership Group, an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting top talent for philanthropic organizations, is seeking a new president and chief executive officer for the League of American Orchestras. “The CEO will further the fulfillment of the mission of the League of American Orchestras: to advance the experience of orchestral music, support 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?

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20/20 Foresight Executive Search Appoints Managing Director in San Francisco

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of John Spitzler as managing director. He will head both 20/20 Foresight Executive Search and 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing operations throughout California from his home base in San Francisco. “20/20 Foresight offers our career consultants a unique atmosphere in which to grow their business,” said Bob Cavoto, managing principal and founder

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Upbeat Hiring Plans Heading Into the New Year

U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain steady into the first 90 days of 2020 though regional and industry forecasts are mixed, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they were expecting headcount to grow. This is the eighth consecutive year of

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DHR International Assists Florida State Land New Football Coach

Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International, has placed Mike Norvell as the new head football coach for Florida State University. Willie Taggart was fired in early November after going 9-12 during his tenure with the team. “It was an honor to be entrusted with the search for the new leader of one

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University of Utah Enlists Spelman Johnson for Chief Safety Officer Search

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been chosen to find a chief safety officer for the University Of Utah in Salt Lake City. The university created the role in the wake of the murder of student-athlete Lauren McCluskey in October 2018. An independent review subsequently found that university police failed to respond properly to Ms.

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ZRG Partners Expands Financial Services Practice

ZRG Partners, one of the fastest growing executive search firms, has expanded with the addition of Michael Castine to its financial services practice. He will be based in New York City. Mr. Castine brings 30 years of executive search experience to the firm. Previously, he was a partner with Ridgeway Partners for the past six years. He

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HW Global Talent Partner Adds Finance Director to Fuel Growth

U.K.-based executive search firm HW Global Talent Partner has named Rob Pettican as its new finance director at a time in which the firm is targeting rapid growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions. In a new position created to support the planned expansion of the group, he will be accountable for the firm’s finances.

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The Upskilling Deadlock to Continue in 2020

Recent research has revealed a paradox at the heart of current debates around upskilling. On the one hand, the vast majority of U.S. workers believe it’s imperative to train for and develop new skills in order to keep up with changes in the workplace. On the other, that same contingent of workers also say that neither

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Myers McRae Recruits Provost for Methodist College

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has placed Suzanne Blum Malley as the new provost for Methodist University. She will assume her new position on Jan. 15. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Jennifer Barfield, senior vice president, led the assignment. “Dr. Blum Malley brings to us a strong track record of academic and scholarly success,

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Insight Executive Search Seeks Strategic Learning and Evaluation Officer for Walton Family Foundation

Insight Executive Search, which finds top talent for non-profit, research and commercial organizations, has been chosen to find a strategic learning and evaluation officer for the Walton Family Foundation. Vice president Ari Ayares is leading the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm. The new strategic learning and evaluation officer will be charged with working

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The Jackson Laboratory Taps Heidrick & Struggles to Find CHRO

CHROs have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company, and they are expected to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk taking and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest success will have diverse skill-sets,

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The Taplow Group Unveils New Board of Directors

Board service can be one of the most rewarding career experiences: It’s the opportunity to see firsthand how another company operates at the highest levels and to work with – and learn from – accomplished, articulate and intelligent people. It’s why many leaders decide to start down the path to the boardroom. It’s also why

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Korn Ferry Posts Flat Q2 Revenues

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted fiscal second quarter revenues of $492.4 million, down one percent (up one percent at constant currency) from last year. 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 $42.8 million, compared to a loss of $46 million in the second quarter of last

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Unemployment Rate Dips Again as Economy Pushes Forward, Despite Concerns

Employers added 266,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped slightly to 3.5 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase was above the 180,000 forecast by economists. The November gain is the 110th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed currently stands at 5.89 million. “We still see

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The Bowdoin Group Recruits President for Mayo Clinic Platform

The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive search firm, has placed John Halamka as the new president of Mayo Clinic Platform, which is committed to elevating Mayo Clinic to a global leadership position within digital healthcare. He will start in his new role on Jan. 1. “Dr. Halamka has a proven track record of success in innovation

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Ventura Partners Plays Key Role in Returning Head Football Coach to Rutgers

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has helped to bring Greg Schiano back to Rutgers University for a second stint as head football coach. Mr. Schiano led the Scarlet Knights to six bowl appearances during his previous tenure, from 2001 to 2011. Partner Chad Chatlos led the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Schiano left Rutgers in 2012

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EMA Partners Opens Miami Office

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new office in Miami and named Mark Young as managing director to lead the new location. “We look forward to working with Mark and his team,” said Chris Pantelidis, EMA Partners regional chair, the Americas. “It is an exciting time as we expand

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Despite Previous Promise, Fewer Women Hold Top CEO Roles

Despite growing calls for gender diversity, the number of women chief executive officers in the S&P 500 dropped by nearly 20 percent in 2018. At the same time, corporate America took decisive action against harassment: In the S&P 500, companies ousted five CEOs in 2018 due to #MeToo-related misconduct, representing more than 40 percent of

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Odgers Berndtson Finds New Leader for Airports Council International – Latin America and Caribbean

Global search firm Odgers Berndtson has placed Rafael Echevarne as the new director general of Airports Council International – Latin America and Caribbean (ACI-LAC). He succeeds Javier Martinez who has successfully led the organization since 2010. Tim McNamara spearheaded the assignment “We have great expectations about the new drive that Rafael Echevarne will bring to our organization,” said

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Pauly Group Recruits 11th President for Northwestern Michigan College

Academic search firm Pauly Group has recruited Nick Nissley to become the next president of Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in Traverse City, MI. Current president Timothy J. Nelson will step down at the end of the year. Dr. Nissley was the first choice of five finalists for the position, out of a field of 67 applicants.

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Tatum U.S. Appoints New Director of Executive Search

Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, recently named John Coutts as director of executive search on the west coast.  This key leadership appointment underscores Tatum’s commitment to continued growth in the U.S. marketplace. Mr. Coutts is an experienced executive recruiter with a demonstrated history of working successfully with private and public companies both in

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InterSearch Expands Presence in Spain and Portugal

InterSearch Worldwide, a global alliance of executive search companies with 90 offices in 50 countries, has added Euromanager to strengthen its presence in Spain and Portugal. “With this strategic alliance, Euromanager reinforces its international character by becoming part of a global network that has been operating in more than 70 markets for over three decades and has around 600 consultants in

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Options Group Releases Annual Pay Data Report to Wall Street

Options Group has just released its 2019/2020 Global Financial Markets Overview and Compensation Report, long considered the ‘gold standard’ for pay data metrics among banks and investment banks. This year’s report, “The Intersection of Disruptive Technology and Geopolitical Protectionism,” is chock full of key industry analytics, including financial market overviews, compensation summaries, salient predictions and

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Academic Search Called in by Simpson College to Recruit New President

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been selected by Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa to find its next president. Search firm president Jay Lemons, senior consultant Wanda Bigham and associate consultant Penny Gibbons are leading the assignment. Jay Simmons is stepping down from the college’s top job, but will continue to serve in his current position until a successor

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Waldron Tapped by Susan G. Komen Puget Sound to Find New Leader

Social sector focused executive search firm Waldron has been retained by the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound (Komen Puget Sound) to lead its search for a new executive director. Recruiting director Sarah Meyer is leading the assignment. Responsible for the success and sustainability of Komen Puget Sound, the new executive director will report to and work in close partnership

Stanton Chase Forms Global Partnership with Hofstede Insights

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has formed a global partnership with Hofstede Insights, a culture and strategy advisory & analytics organization. “I am pleased to announce this new memorandum of understanding between Stanton Chase and Hofstede Insights,” said Wassim Karkabi, global head of assessment and managing partner of the Stanton Chase Middle East and Greater China offices. “Our Middle East

Despite Previous Promise, Fewer Women Hold Top CEO Roles

Despite growing calls for gender diversity, the number of women chief executive officers in the S&P 500 dropped by nearly 20 percent in 2018. At the same time, corporate America took decisive action against harassment: In the S&P 500, companies ousted five CEOs in 2018 due to #MeToo-related misconduct, representing more than 40 percent of

The Expanding Role of Chief Learning Officers

The profile of a contemporary chief learning officer is both emerging and evolving. But one thing is for sure: the role is expanding, rapidly, as organizations fight to retain their best employees. Why? It seems that no other C-suite position is better positioned, better equipped, or better suited to foster a strong learning culture –

Hartman Group Consulting Launches, Places Leader for PENSCO Trust

Carol Hartman, former managing partner and global financial services practice leader for DHR International has founded a new search firm, Hartman Group Consulting, based in the San Francisco Bay area. The firm recently completed its first search, placing the new president of PENSCO Trust, a non-depository trust company and subsidiary of Opus Bank. Hartman Group

DRG Search Retained by Bronx Charter School 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. Recently, DRG Search was selected to find the next executive

Stanton Chase Appoints Supply Chain Sector Leader

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has named Lindsay A. Lautz as global supply chain sector leader for the supply chain, logistics and transportation practice group. He is currently a director in the firm’s Los Angeles office. “As an experienced search professional in a wide range of disciplines, Lindsay is perfectly suited for this role in the supply chain, logistics and

Frazer Jones Names Global Partnerships Leader

Executive search firm Frazer Jones, part of The SR Group, has appointed Denis Tumer as head of global partnerships. He will be responsible for further nurturing the firm’s existing clients and building relationships with new businesses with a view further enhancing its global partnerships. “This is an exciting opportunity for us as a business, created with the purpose

Can the U.S. Economy Continue to Expand?

Employers added 128,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate was little changed at 3.6 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase was above the 95,000 forecast by economists. The September gain is the 109th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed currently stands at 5.9 million. The key

TillmanPartners Finds CFO for Evolv Technology

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. Recently, TillmanPartners placed Peter Faubert as the new CFO for Evolv Technology. Backed by an impressive group of investors

The Moran Company Tapped by Amethyst Place to Find New Leader

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been selected to find an executive director for Amethyst Place in Kansas City, MO. Bruce Scott is leading the assignment. The executive director of Amethyst Place is CEO of the organization and leads with dedication to its mission, guiding principles and

Calibre One Names Life Sciences Practice Leader

Executive search firm Calibre One has appointed Noah Parekh as a partner and leader of its newly created life sciences practice. He will be based in the firm’s new Boston office. “We are thrilled to welcome Noah to the team,” said Dan Grosh, managing partner in the U.S. “We have been conducting several key searches for clients in

Veteran Recruiter Opens The Good Board

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: Veteran search consultant Louise Gatenby has launched The Good Board to support the development of boards and leaders “who believe that sustainable success tomorrow must start with the way we

Expanding its Footprint, Wilton & Bain Opens Boston Office

Tomorrow, London-based Wilton & Bain takes another big step in its ongoing growth and expansion push, launching a new office in Boston. The location will complement the executive search and leadership advisory firm’s existing U.S. offices in New York and San Francisco, helping to better serve existing clients and providing greater entree to both new business

Reffett Associates Forms Search Agreement with Air Force Research Laboratory

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been awarded an executive search contract as part of an experimental pilot program by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to conduct a national effort to recruit senior-level scientific, technical and professional personnel in critical hard-to-fill disciplines. “We are honored to have been selected by the Air Force Research Laboratory

ZRG Partners Launches New Digital Executive Recruiting Platform

ZRG Partners, a fast growing executive search firm, has continued its expansion with the launch of the Z intelligence (Zi) platform, a digital platform designed to transform how companies conduct senior-level executive recruiting. “The way companies work with executive recruiting firms to hire leaders has not fundamentally changed in decades,” said Larry Hartmann, CEO of

Hightech Partners Expands in Germany and Norway

Digital-focused executive search firm Hightech Partners (HTP) has expanded with the additions of Helmut Stork and Rafael Pyrich as partners in Frankfurt, Germany, and Oslo, Norway, respectively. ”With the arrival of Helmut and Rafael we expand our reach in Germany, the biggest economy in Europe, in Scandinavia and in East and Central Europe thanks to Rafael’s

Boyden Recruits CEO for Mediagrif Interactive Technologies

Global executive search firm Boyden has placed tech industry veteran Luc Filiatreault as president and CEO of Mediagrif Interactive Technologies. He succeeds Claude Roy who retired in March. Paul Bourque, who has been filling in as CEO, will remain with Mediagrif as chief financial officer, the position he previously held. “Luc is the right leader for us as we embark on

To Build More Diverse Teams, Avoid Unconscious Bias When Hiring

The benefits of diversity and inclusion for non-profit organizations are well-documented and include greater success in almost every possible metric. “Often, however, non-profit leaders and managers tend to ignore a key barrier to more meaningful workplace diversity: unconscious bias,” said Molly Brennan, founding partner of Koya Leadership Partners, in the new report. Research shows that

Noetic Search Recruits CEO for the Hawaiian Humane Society

Chicago-headquartered Noetic Search has placed Anna Neubauer as the new president and CEO of the Hawaiian Humane Society. Lisa Fowler resigned for personal reasons in March. “Our selection of Anna Neubauer as president and CEO of the Hawaiian Humane Society comes after a nationwide search for a leader with vision, passion, experience in shelter leadership, and

Storbeck/Pimentel Seeks President for Skidmore College

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, a search firm focused on higher education, has been enlisted to find the next president for Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Philip A. Glotzbach will be retiring in May after 17 years in the role. Managing partner Shelly Weiss Storbeck, partner Steve Leo and principal Ethan Dubow are leading the assignment. Skidmore

Beaumont Bailey Adds Two Equity Partners

London-based specialist executive search firm Beaumont Bailey has expanded with the additions of Amanda Floyd and Tony Robinson as equity partners to drive continued growth into core real estate and investment sectors. “We are delighted to bring Tony and Amanda into the team,” said co-founders George Dobbins and James Pope, in a statement. “They both

Raines International Appoints Leader of Innovation Practice

New York-based Raines International has expanded with the addition of John J. Keller to lead its innovation practice and assist clients in identifying and bringing innovative, transformational leaders to their organizations. A veteran recruiter and former journalist, Mr. Keller brings to Raines over two decades of search and advisory experience, recruiting transformational leaders to clients in the

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 2.9 Percent Revenue Decline

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles (NASDAQ:HSII) posted third quarter revenues of $182.1 million, a 2.9 percent decline from revenues of $187.6 million the same period a year ago. Executive search revenue declined 3.2 percent year over year, or $5.6 million, from $172.1 million last year. Revenue increased 2.2 percent in the

Vetted Solutions Tapped by Heart and Lung Society for CEO Search

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. Recently, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT), located

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe Taps Spencer Stuart and Bespoke Partners to Fill Senior Posts

Executive search firms Spencer Stuart and Bespoke Partners have partnered to fill two key leadership roles for private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe Partners (WCAS). Joining the PE firm are Tim Clifford, former president and CEO of Frontline Education, a school administration software company, and Emanuele “Manny” Conti, former CEO of Opus Global,

Comhar Partners Opens Doors

Veteran recruiters Bernard Layton and J. James O’Malley have launched Comhar Partners, a provider of executive search, professional recruiting and talent advisory services. Comhar, derived from the Gaelic word meaning “collaboration” was formed to provide independent recruiting expertise in partnership with the firm’s clients to help solve their full spectrum talent management challenges. Comhar Partners,

IMD International Search Group Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

Global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has strengthened its presence in Scandinavia with the addition of Nordic Search Group in Denmark. This strengthens the IMD Scandinavian team, which is composed of Panamera|IMD in Norway, Lisberg in Sweden and IMS Talent in Finland. Birgitte Dyreborg, managing partner at Nordic Search Group, has 14 years of executive search

Here’s How Career Nomads are Impacting Companies

Change is good, but it may come at a price when we’re talking careers. A new study by Korn Ferry looks at the increasing phenomenon of “Career Nomads” – high-performing, talented professionals who are switching jobs, organizations and even careers at a faster rate than others. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, older Millennials (those born in the early

Cejka Search Seeking Chief Medical Officer for Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Over the past year, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find chief medical officers. Recently, Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH, tapped Cejka Search to lead its search for a new CMO. Paul Esselman, president and managing director at Cejka, is leading the assignment. Reporting to the CEO, the CMO has overall responsibility for the

University of Wyoming Turns to Parker Executive Search for President

Atlanta-based recruitment firm Parker Executive Search has been enlisted to find the next president for the University of Wyoming. Laura Wilder, the firm’s president, is leading the assignment along with vice president of higher education Porsha Williams. This marks the fourth time in six years that the Laramie, WY-based university has sought a new president. This

CannabizTeam Opens New Office in Chicago

Legal marijuana is now nearly a $10 billion business in the U.S. Investors poured $10 billion into cannabis in North America in 2018, twice what was invested in the last three years combined. The North American market is expected to reach more than $16 billion by the end of 2019. While talent deficits are a

MG Search Appoints Non-Executive Director

MG Search, an executive search firm recruiting senior talent for top businesses across the U.K., has appointed Ian McDougall as a non-executive director. “Now in our second year of business we have expanded our leadership structure to match our ambition which is to build on our position of accelerated growth in Scotland,” said Ken Morrice, founding

Senior Executives Forecast Recession, but Lack Preparedness

Senior executives predict a recession is likely within the next 18 months but lack preparedness, according to a new report by global search firm Russell Reynolds Associates. The report—entitled “Preparing for Economic Uncertainty: Are Your Operations Teams Ready?”—includes input from over 500 global C-suite executives polled to find out how concerned they are about a

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