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True Search Names New Leaders

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has named new co-leaders to several specialized practices: the financial officers practice, the consumer practice and the financial services practice. Managing director Matt Goldstein has joined partner Rhoda Longhenry as co-practice lead of the financial officers practice. It’s a homecoming for Mr. Goldstein, who launched the practice with Ms. Longhenry in 2017 before turning

Parker Executive Search Retained by the University of Memphis to Find New President  

The University of Memphis recently selected  Parker Executive Search to lead the search for its 13th president. The assignment is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The school noted that Parker has conducted more than 500 higher education searches for chancellor, president, vice president, provost, dean, chair and director positions. Laurie Wilder, president

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Boyden Elects Chair and Names New Global Board Members

Boyden has elected Jörg Kasten to a third term as chairman and three new members were appointed to its global board. The new board members, elected to two-year terms, include Jim Harmon, a managing partner of Boyden Canada and member of the firm’s global technology practice; Kjetil Haug-Nodeland, a managing partner of Boyden Norway and member of the global industrial

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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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Dinte Global Executive Search Appoints President

Mclean, VA-headquartered Dinte Global Executive Search has appointed Sam Dinte as president. In an elevated role, Mr. Dinte will drive growth strategy in delivering executive search, talent mapping and human capital diligence in aerospace and defense, and other core industries. As president, Mr. Dinte draws on a career as an aerospace and defense specialist with a

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Help Wanted: As Companies Search for Workers, Interim Solutions Gain a Foothold

The Labor Department reported that 376,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 370,000 new jobless claims. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020, when it was 256,000. The four-week moving average was 402,500, a decrease of 25,500 from the previous week’s unrevised

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CarterBaldwin Recruits 12th President for Cornerstone University

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Gerson Moreno-Riaño as the 12th president of Cornerstone University, a private, non-denominational Christian institution, in Grand Rapids, MI. Partner Bill Peterson led the assignment. Dr. Moreno-Riaño succeeds Joseph M. Stowell, who retired this spring after 13 years in the role. Cornerstone’s new president previously served for over seven years as

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Herbert Mines Fills Board Positions for The Container Store

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates recently partnered with The Container Store Group in the recruitment of Anthony Laday, CFO of Fogo de Chão, and Nicole Otto, former VP of Nike Direct North America, as new members of its board of directors. They will be officially elected as class ii directors

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WilsonHCG Appoints Talent Consulting Division Leader

Global talent solutions provider Wilson Human Capital Group (WilsonHCG) has appointed Steven Davis to head its talent consulting division. Based in New York, he will lead the firm’s global consulting team. “Having known Steve for a long time, I am very pleased to officially welcome him,” said John Wilson, founder and CEO. “He will play a

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Daversa Partners Appoints 14th Partner

Executive search firm Daversa Partners, which serves the technology sector, has named Nicolette Stanise as the firm’s 14th partner. Ms. Stanise, a leader within the firm’s consumer practice, has spent the last decade building executive teams for some of the most disruptive consumer and healthcare start-ups across the globe. She recently built out the vice

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DHR International Assists Northwestern University in Landing New Athletic Director

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Chicago-based DHR International recently assisted Northwestern University in the recruitment of Derrick Gragg as the Combe Family vice president for athletics & recreation. He succeeds Mike Polisky, who resigned as the university’s athletic director last month. Dr. Gragg, the NCAA’s senior vice president for

True Search Names New Leaders

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has named new co-leaders to several specialized practices: the financial officers practice, the consumer practice and the financial services practice. Managing director Matt Goldstein has joined partner Rhoda Longhenry as co-practice lead of the financial officers practice. It’s a homecoming for Mr. Goldstein, who launched the practice with Ms. Longhenry in 2017 before turning

Parker Executive Search Retained by the University of Memphis to Find New President  

The University of Memphis recently selected  Parker Executive Search to lead the search for its 13th president. The assignment is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The school noted that Parker has conducted more than 500 higher education searches for chancellor, president, vice president, provost, dean, chair and director positions. Laurie Wilder, president

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Kirby Bates Associates Seeks Chief Nursing Officer for UCSF Health Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

As the healthcare sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer has traditionally been the most

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inQuest Consultores Merges with The ExeQfind Group

Santiago, Chile-based inQuest Consultores has merged with Atlanta-based The ExeQfind Group. Launched in 2002, inQuest serves both the professional and technical recruitment space as well as retained executive search in both Chile and other countries within Latin America. The merger leverages almost a decade of collaboration between inQuest and both The QualiFind Group and The

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Common Misconceptions About Executive Search Firms 

In the world of recruiting, misconceptions often run rampant when talking about executive search firms. Despite the value that dedicated providers bring to the table, many organizations continually question whether outsourcing a high-level executive or C-suite search is worth the cost, according to a new report by TalentRise. “To educate our audience on the advantages

Egon Zehnder Places CEO for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation  

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation has announced the appointment of Miyo Yamashita as president and chief executive officer. Egon Zehnder led the search assignment. “Miyo will make an incredible contribution to our foundation and we are so pleased to have her on board,” said Janice Fukakusa, board chair of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. “She accepts the appointment at

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence Selects Lindauer for CDO Search 

Boston-based Lindauer has been called in by The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) to lead the search for its inaugural chief development officer.  Leading the assignment is senior consultant Terri Rutter. “AI2 has just recently diverged from its parent, Vulcan Inc., to become an independent 501(c)(3) organization,” said Lindauer. “The first AI2 CDO will build

Buffkin / Baker Recruits Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of San Diego

Martin M. Baker, managing partner of Buffkin / Baker, assisted the University of San Diego (USD) in the recruitment of Regina Dixon-Reeves as its vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion. “I am delighted to announce that Regina Dixon-Reeves, PhD, has been appointed as vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion,” said USD VP and

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Hanold Associates Launches Retail and Luxury Goods Practice

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has launched a new retail and luxury goods practice and named Lisa Butkus as the practice leader. Hanold Associates has led numerous high-profile searches for members of this industry, including finding HR, diversity and other leaders for brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Beautycounter, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JC Penney, Patagonia, Tailored Brands

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The Emergence of Chief Diversity Officers in Higher Education

Chief diversity officers (CDO) have become increasingly common across leading institutions of higher education, driven by the push to create more diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments for the benefit of all members of the community. While much has been written on the evolution of the mandate and remit of this role, relatively little data exists

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Spencer Stuart Recruits Commissioner for the Ladies Professional Golf Association

Spencer Stuart has assisted the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) in the recruitment of Mollie Marcoux Samaan as its ninth commissioner. Mike Whan recently announced that he would be leaving the tour this year after 11 years in the top job. “Our selection of Mollie Marcoux Samaan as the LPGA’s next commissioner is the outcome

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Korn Ferry Recruits Chief Investment Officer for Los Angeles Fire & Police Pensions 

After an exhaustive search, Korn Ferry has helped to place Ray Joseph, a vice president at Wilshire Associates, as the new chief investment officer of the $30 billion Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions (LAFPP). Senior client partner Michael Kennedy led the assignment for the search firm. Effective June 14, Mr. Joseph will replace Tom Lopez,

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Massey Henry Launches in Canada

Massey Henry has opened its doors in Toronto as an executive search and board advisory firm specializing in financial services and the public sector. Founder and managing partner, Michael Henry, a seasoned executive search professional, aims to set a new standard for executive recruiting with a streamlined, collaborative approach that enables organizations to recruit diverse top

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IIC Partners Adds FESA Group Argentina

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has added FESA Group Argentina as its newest member firm. Barbara Toth, managing partner and CEO, FESA Group Argentina, and Bernabé O`Rourke, associate director and partner, said: “At FESA Group Argentina we are really happy and proud to be part of IIC Partners. We do believe that it will be a

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.8 Percent as Recovery Speeds Up

Employment rose by 559,000 in April as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Economists had expected 671,000 jobs added and a 5.9% unemployment rate in May. Job gains in May were led by leisure and hospitality, which added 292,000 jobs, education,

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ZRG Acquires Sucherman Group

ZRG has acquired Sucherman Group, a media and entertainment focused executive search firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founder Stuart Sucherman and CEO Erik Sorenson, both former media executives, will continue to lead the organization. “We are thrilled to add the premier team in the media space to the ZRG family. They have built

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Is Leadership Really Sustainable?

As the world gradually starts to lift the restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19, many business leaders are questioning the capitalist models that have been used to build society. From a clean tech perspective, it is a historic moment in which business leaders can choose to return to the world of pollution and waste

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Renovata & Company Places CEO at Single Digits 

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has recruited Michael H. Sargent as the new CEO of Single Digits, a provider of high-speed internet access (HSIA) management and support solutions. He succeeds Stephen Singlar, CEO and co-founder of Single Digits, who will remain on the board of directors. The search comes shortly after the firm

Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.8 Percent as Recovery Speeds Up

Employment rose by 559,000 in April as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Economists had expected 671,000 jobs added and a 5.9% unemployment rate in May. Job gains in May were led by leisure and hospitality, which added 292,000 jobs, education,

New Challenges Ahead for Renewable Energy, Clean-Tech and Sustainability Sector Leaders

Over the last decade, clean technology, solar and electric energy, and sustainability have moved from the periphery to the center of the global economy. Established and emerging companies, along with private equity and venture capital firms, are making massive investments across the field as they stake out expanding areas of the market. This has driven demand

JM Search Recruits COO for Clark Capital Management Group

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has assisted in placing Jim Warren as chief operating officer of independent asset manager Clark Capital Management Group in Philadelphia. JM Search fintech and financial services leaders Tom Figueroa and David Speicher led the assignment. “Jim’s depth of industry knowledge will help us continue

TurnkeyZRG Recruits Chief Communications Officer for US Olympic & Paralympic Committee 

TurnkeyZRG recently assisted the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) in the recruitment of Kate Hartman as its chief communications officer. Allie Crone led the assignment. Ms. Hartman will lead USOPC communications initiatives, reporting to Katie Bynum, chief strategy and growth officer, and working closely with USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland to integrate stakeholder engagement

Robert Half Posts 7.2 Percent Revenue Decline

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted first quarter revenues of $1.398 billion, down 7.2 percent from the same period a year ago, surpassing the consensus mark by 3.32 percent. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates three times over the last four quarters. The Menlo Park, CA-based recruiting company recorded net income of $111 million, or $.98 per share,

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 12.9 Percent Revenue Gain

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles (NASDAQ:HSII) posted first quarter revenues of $193.7 million, up 12.9 percent from $171.5 million in the 2020 first quarter. Net revenue was driven by growth across all regions in executive search, partially offset by Heidrick Consulting. “Our results reflect a strong rebound from the global

Randstad US Partners with Gamesmith to Connect Talent with Open Roles 

As video games increasingly become one of the world’s largest sources of entertainment, Randstad US has partnered with Gamesmith, which has deep relationships with thousands of video game development studios across the world, to fill open positions in the $118 billion video game industry. The partnership will leverage Randstad’s national hiring infrastructure and network of tech-based talent who may not

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Seeks Chief People Officer for the Museum of Science in Boston 

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners has been retained by the Museum of Science in Boston to lead its search for a chief people officer. Spearheading the assignment are managing director Beth Schaefer and senior search associate Josyanne Roche. “At this critical time in its history, the Museum of Science is seeking a dynamic, mission-driven leader

The Loring Group Recruits Controller for Kendo Brands

San Francisco-headquartered executive search firm The Loring Group has recruited Midori Overzyl as vice president and controller Kendo Brands. Partner Rich Kampmann led the assignment. Kendo Holdings is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group. Kendo has become the hub of creativity and

Frederickson Partners Recruits VP of HR for Tripwire

Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners recently recruited former Avangrid Renewables executive Staci Schwartz as vice president of human resources for Tripwire, a provider of cybersecurity, IT security and compliance automation software. Ms. Schwartz joins Tripwire after a tenure of 20 years as an HR leader with clean energy company Avangrid Renewables (formerly PPM Energy and Iberdrola Renewables). Starting

Allen Institute Taps Christopher Group for Top HR Search

The Christopher Group, a boutique HR executive search and business solutions firm, has been called in by the Allen Institute to lead its search for an executive director of human resources. Tom Christopher, founder and CEO, and Jim May, director, are leading the search. Reporting to the chief operations officer, the executive director will be the

Predictions for the Workplace Post Pandemic

Coming out of the COVID-19 crisis, everyone knows the world of work will change. Greenwich Harbor Partners has been talking with business leaders across the country about what our new world order of work might be like. Based on these conversations, the search firm brings us inside some changes that we can expect to see in

Hobbs & Towne Assists LifeLabs Design in CEO Search  

Executive search firm Hobbs & Towne has recruited former North Face executive Scott Mellin as CEO of the newly formed company LifeLabs Design, a commercial brand built on patented textile technologies from two Stanford University scientists. The assignment was led by partners Ryan Houder and Tom Watchko. LifeLabs Design revolves around the earlier work of Yi Cui, director

Jensen Partners Names Head of Private Credit and Private Equity Practice  

New York City-based Jensen Partners, a women-owned executive search and corporate advisory firm for the alternative investment management industry, has named Nicholas Koehler as head of private credit and private equity. In this new role, Mr. Koehler will lead the firm’s efforts to recruit diverse candidates for credit and private equity strategies. Based in New York City, he

ManpowerGroup Posts Seven Percent Revenue Gain

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of $4.9 billion, an increase of seven percent from the same period a year ago. This surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 5.53 percent. Revenue in the U.S. was $609 million, representing a flat trend compared to the prior year. “Our first quarter results reflect a continuation of the global

Why Organizations are Hiring for Skills Over Experience

COVID-19 has forced companies to rapidly adapt to changing talent needs. More than 70 million U.S. workers filed for unemployment insurance from March through December last year. Now, more organizations are converting what were furloughs early in the pandemic to permanent job losses, according to a new report by McKinsey & Company. “While many companies

The Quest for Venture Talent

Over the past year, executive search firms have seen a growing number of clients showing interest in experienced professionals with established relationships in the venture community. Among those recruitment firms is Greenwich, Conn.-based RSR Partners, which in a new report released by its asset management practice anticipates such demand will only continue to grow, especially

Isaacson, Miller Seeking President for Lehigh University

Isaacson, Miller has been called in by Lehigh University to lead its search for the school’s 15th new president. John D. Simon has informed the board of trustees of his decision to step down at the end of the academic year, effective June 30, 2021. John Isaacson and Rebecca Swartz are leading this search with Berkley Burke.

WGNinHR Consulting Seeking Chief People Officer for Arena

With the coronavirus crisis still posing a risk to people everywhere, human resources executives are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping their organizations navigate what continues to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. Along the way, the importance of people strategy is expanding, and that

NPAworldwide Adds Seven New Member Firms in North America

Seven new independent recruitment firms have recently joined member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide in North America. These search organizations are looking to increase revenue through NPAworldwide’s cooperative placement model. NPA now has 550 member offices across six continents. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms have

Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in COVID-19 Pandemic Era

The Labor Department reported this morning that 547,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 10,000 from 576,000 to 586,000. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected 603,000 filings. Since last February,

WB&B Executive Search Recruits Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer for Unum 

WB&B Executive Search recently assisted financial protection benefits provider Unum in the recruitment of Ericka DeBruce as chief inclusion and diversity officer. Leading the assignment for the search team were Kenneth Roldan, chief executive officer; Toyann King, senior partner and head of recruitment; and Bruce Colligan, senior partner. Ms. DeBruce will report to Liz Ahmed, executive vice

Bespoke Partners Assists Clearlake Capital and Siris-backed Constant Contact in CEO Search

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist private equity-backed firms and their portfolios across the nation find top-level talent, including chief executives, chief people officers, CFOs and other C-suite roles. All are seen as key players as organizations grapple with the continued fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Just recently, San Diego, CA-headquartered executive

Odgers Berndtson Launches Health and Wellness Recruiting Practice

Odgers Berndtson has launched a new health and wellness recruiting practice led by partner Andrew Dmytryk and designed to provide senior-level talent, leadership and recruitment project solutions for growing Canadian companies. Specifically catering to the cannabis, pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech industries, the new practice will work with Canadian health and wellness organizations. “The industry has really grown up and

Therio Partners Opens to Serve Animal Health and Veterinary Industries

Stacy Pursell, founder of The Vet Recruiter, has launched executive search firm Therio Partners to serve the animal health and veterinary industries. The firm will concentrate on animal agriculture and the full pet health ecosystem. The new venture provides retained search services for the animal health sector, including agricultural technology, pet care, animal nutrition, animal science,

Cargill Selects Hanold Associates to Lead Chief Diversity Officer Search  

Chief diversity, equity and inclusion officers have emerged as key leaders during this enormous period of transition for workers and the workplace. With a global workforce shifting in complexity, there is a growing need for diversity experts who can shape the vision, culture and very face of organizations. At issue: Too few women and people

The Four Cs of Recruiting and Retaining C-Suite Talent

Prior to any action being taken regarding human capital in a family-owned business, a discussion about family objectives is not only valuable, but essential, according to a new report by Linda C. Mack, founder and president of executive search firm Mack International. Working with families is imbued in nuance. “Each family has unique needs, a unique culture,

Seattle Mariners Tap Protégé Partners to Assist in President of Business Operations Search

The Seattle Mariners have enlisted executive search firm Protégé Partners to assist in the search for a new president of business operations. Kevin Mather resigned from the position this past February. Managing partner Rory Verrett is leading the assignment for the recruitment firm. “John has given the search committee the opportunity to really spend the

Academic Career & Executive Search Helps Dallas College Recruit President for El Centro Campus

West Hartford, Conn.-based Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) recently placed Bradford Williams, former president of Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC), as the new president of El Centro Campus at Dallas College in Dallas, TX. Dr. Williams replaces José Adames, who stepped down in December after leading Dallas College El Centro Campus for six years.

TRANSEARCH Opens New Office in Singapore

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. TRANSEARCH International Partners recently opened new offices in Singapore in an effort to strengthen its

Leveling Gender Inequity Post-Pandemic 

The COVID-19 pandemic created seismic shifts in corporate America and workplace environments. The transition from working in the office to working remotely from home has dramatically blurred the boundaries between work and personal life, making many employees feel like they’re always on, according to a new report from Executives Unlimited. Zoom fatigue is a real problem, and

Prodigy Search Seeking CEO for US Lacrosse 

US Lacrosse has launched the search for a new chief executive officer and is partnering with Prodigy Search to conduct a nationwide leadership hunt. The position represents an opportunity for an individual with extensive organizational leadership experience to further develop and expand a national best-practice sports organization. The non-profit is particularly interested in candidates who will

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