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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

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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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Catalyst Advisors Opens Office in Cambridge, Names Partner

Persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill-sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies for the foreseeable future, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook on life sciences. Navigating this new world of work requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent and human resources.

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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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LinkedIn Closes On Acquisition of Glint

Social networking website LinkedIn has closed on its acquisition of Glint, the Redwood City, CA-based employment engagement platform. The acquisition, which reportedly might have cost as much as $500 million, was announced last month. Glint produces software that helps businesses better understand how their teams are functioning and responding to their employer. “Glint has an

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Why 360 Degree Reference Audits are Gaining Traction

Reference audits are a vital part of the executive search process. They illuminate characteristics about a candidate that aren’t always obvious or visible through the interview process. They also directly speak to a prospect’s potential to be successful in a role and fit within your company’s culture, answering questions about how the candidate works with

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Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Technology Practice, Adding Three Specialists

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has expanded the size of its technology practice with the additions of Kevin Anderson and Doug Gladstone as partners and Lauren Claypool as a principal. “We’re excited to be increasing our footprint in this critical area and to be expanding our presence in San Francisco, Dallas and D.C.,” said Steve Potter, CEO. “Doug,

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Reffett Associates Recruits President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Following a nationwide search, executive recruiting firm Reffett Associates placed Ann Elisabeth Rondeau as the 50th president of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). She replaces outgoing president vice admiral (retired) Ronald Route, who has led the organization since 2013. The search was led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas

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Lincoln Executive Search Seeks New Leader for Pieta House

Lincoln Executive Search has been selected by Pieta House, a suicide prevention group in Dublin, Ireland to find a new CEO. Managing director Shay Dalton is leading the assignment for the search firm, which is also in Dublin. The incoming CEO will be charged with building upon the strong foundations already laid, and lead the

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StevenDouglas Extends IT Division

Executive search firm StevenDouglas has moved to consolidate its IT division in South Florida under one leadership structure to streamline resources in an effort to better support its clients. Leading the effort internally is Jamie Javorsky, who has been appointed SVP of IT, overseeing the search, staffing and consulting practices. StevenDouglas’ IT division now has expanded capabilities to service niche

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Poor Succession Planning Leading to High CEO Turnover

CEO transitions have always been challenging, but never more than in today’s high-stakes business environment. To gain a sharper sense of the demands posed by CEO successions and transitions, as well as the risk involved, Russell Reynolds Associates reviewed the member companies of the S&P 500 (as of August) and analyzed their CEO tenure and

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Spencer Stuart Scores CEO for the Premier League

Jonathan Smith of Spencer Stuart has recruited the former leader of Discovery Communications, Susanna Dinnage, as the first female CEO of the Premier League. As head of the English soccer league, Ms. Dinnage becomes one of the most prominent women in professional sports. She starts her new role in early 2019, taking over from Richard

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RH Perry & Associates Tapped to Find Sixth President for Harper College

Harper College, a Palatine, IL community college, has retained RH Perry & Associates to lead its search for a new president. Ken Ender, who has served as president since 2009, will be retiring next summer. Senior consultants Jesse M. Thompson and Joanne Bashford are heading the assignment. The college evaluated eight recruitment firms. Pat Stack,

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The Hennessy Group Partners with Norland Associates 

The Hennessy Group has partnered with Shanghai-based executive search firm Norland Associates to extend life sciences executive search services to East Asia markets. “Our clients in the life sciences industry have seen incredible growth over the past few years,” said Bob Hennessy, founder and CEO. “We felt the time was right to boost our efforts further

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Harvey Nash Appoints President of Technology Solutions for North America and APAC

London-based recruitment firm Harvey Nash has named Anna Frazzetto as its president of technology solutions for North America and APAC. She will continue to serve in her role as chief digital technology officer. In her new role, Ms. Frazzetto will expand her focus on the overall profitability of the North America and APAC regions, particularly in Australia, where

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11 Things You Need to Know About Generation Z

Generation Z. It is the first generation to know only a digital world. Its members grew up playing on their parents’ mobile devices, and many had their own smartphone as early as elementary school. Now that they’re on the brink of entering the job market, older workers are wondering how these ‘digital natives’ will impact the

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Waverly Partners Leading CEO Search for Tri-ED

The Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corp. (Tri-ED) has enlisted executive search firm Waverly Partners to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Eric Peterson, managing director and principal in Waverly Partners’ Cleveland office, and Harrison Turnbull, managing director and principal in the Charlottesville, VA office, are heading the search. Tri-ED,

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B.E. Smith Selected by Bon Secours Mercy to Find Group CFO

Bon Secours Mercy in Cincinnati, OH, is seeking a group CFO to lead financial operations for the Great Lakes Group, which is composed of 14 hospitals in Ohio. The organization has tapped executive search firm B.E. Smith to lead its search. Recruiter Ann Terry is spearheading the assignment. The group CFO will be expected to provide

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Korn Ferry’s Tech Practice to Offer Contract Services

Korn Ferry has expanded its services by adding a new area of expertise within its technology practice. In response to client needs beyond executive, vice president and director levels, the firm will now offer search services and contract placements for individual contributor roles. With areas of expertise spanning data/analytics, cloud, web, information/cyber security and software design,

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NPAworldwide Adds 10 New Member Firms

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. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 10 new member locations as it continues to

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Economic Climate Creating Challenges for Recruiters

After years of shifting economies and a move towards candidate-centric strategies, many people believe we are at the dawn of a new era of recruiting. The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in October, reaching a record low point not seen since 1969, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It may be a

Gonzaga University Picks Academic Search to Lead Provost Search

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been selected by Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, to lead its search for a provost. President and senior consultant L. Jay Lemons is heading the assignment along with senior consultant Ann Die Hasselmo and consultant Christopher Butler. This is a new role for Gonzaga, which is revamping its administrative structure.

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Caldwell Posts 16 Percent Revenue Jump

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted third quarter revenues of $18.7 million (all dollar figures Canadian), an 18.9 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $15.8 million. Full year revenues rose by 15.7 percent, from $57.8 million last year to $66.5 million. Fourth quarter professional fees in the U.S. were up 35.7 percent

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John Keister & Associates Close to Finding New Leader for Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Search firms that service the library sector are busier than ever. Vernon Hills, IL-based search firm John Keister & Associates, for one, is nearing the final stages of finding a new executive director for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Mike Driskell, the library’s director of administration, has been serving as interim executive director. The library’s board

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Stanford Search Opens its Doors

An array of new recruiting firms have launched around the world this year. The latest: London-based boutique firm Stanford Search has been founded by Jake Tapsell in partnership with Recruitment Entrepreneur. The new firm will be working on front-office positions across private equity, investment banking and broader alternative investments. Stanford Search is designed to identify

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U.S. Boards Seen as Slowly Evolving

Responding to rapidly changing business challenges, emerging risks and increasing attention to director relevance and quality by investors and other stakeholders, Standard & Poor’s 500 boards are adding directors with new skills, qualifications and perspectives. S&P 500 boards appointed 428 new independent directors in the 2018 proxy year, up eight percent from last year, and

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University of Oregon Taps Parker Executive Search to Find New CHRO

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has been enlisted by the University of Oregon to help find a new chief human resources officer (CHRO). Laura Wilder, the firm’s president, is leading the assignment along with vice president of higher education Porsha Williams. Over the past month, the school’s vice president for finance and administration conducted several listening

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Tyler & Company Retained by The Deaconess Associations to Find CFO

The Deaconess Associations Inc. in Cincinnati, OH, has tapped Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm Tyler & Company to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Senior consultant Charlotte Tinsley is heading the assignment. The CFO for Deaconess Associations Inc. is responsible for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the non-profit, to include the

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Chason Group Adds Former Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce CEO

Executive search firm the Chason Group recently expanded with the addition of veteran chamber of commerce and economic development professional Mike Gaymon. He will focus on executive recruiting for non-profit organizations. “Mike’s knowledge of the industry sectors that we focus on is significant,” said Tim Chason, founder of the Chason Group. “He has the capacity to evaluate

Here’s the No. 1 Reason Workers Are Seeking New Jobs In 2017

The primary reason professionals are seeking new jobs in 2017 is to find a more challenging position. The quest for greater compensation comes in almost dead last as a reason to leave, according to a new global survey by Korn Ferry. In the survey of nearly 2,000 professionals, nearly three quarters (73 percent) said that if

Russell Reynolds Associates Seeking CFO for the British Council

The British Council has selected Russell Reynolds Associates to lead its search for a chief financial officer. Consultants Suzanne Bose-Mallick and Oliver Staple are leading the assignment. The CFO is a key strategic post within the British Council with a broad leadership remit extending across the global organization. As an executive director of the board, the incoming

Egon Zehnder Recruits India Stock Exchange CEO

Egon Zehnder has recruited Vikram Limaye as managing director and chief executive officer of the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE). The placement comes just two months after the sudden exit of Chitra Ramkrishna from the top post. The appointment of NSE’s chief is important as it comes ahead of the Exchange’s initial public offering. The search firm

JM Search Launches Chicago Office; Names Internal Recruiting Head

Next to New York and London, Chicago and its surrounding metropolis – commonly referred to as “Chicagoland” – has thrived for decades as a top recruiting hub. JM Search, a senior level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has now established a presence here. “Chicago has always been a core market

David Barrett Partners Names Senior Advisor

Executive search firm David Barrett Partners has appointed Vanessa Bailey as a senior advisor. The appointment formalizes a collaboration that dates back over 15 years and provides the search firm with an expanded private equity practice to augment its search capabilities for family offices, traditional asset managers and endowments & foundations. Ms. Bailey has over 25 years of

Unemployment Rate Holds Steady As Job Gains Soar In January

Employers added 227,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate stood at 4.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. During the month, the number of workers unemployed also increased to 7.6 million. January marked the 76th straight month of job growth in the U.S. The first employment report since Donald Trump began his presidency showed

Buffkin Group Merges With Baker and Associates

Executive search firms The Buffkin Group and Baker and Associates, LLC have merged to form Buffkin / Baker in an effort to further position both firms for future growth and expansion. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The newly combined entity will be headquartered in Nashville. The Buffkin Group concentrates on finding leaders for organizations in the healthcare, technology,

Passage and Associates Tapped to Find Healthcare CEO

Executive search firm Passage and Associates LLC, has been retained by Kittitas Valley Healthcare to lead its search for a president and chief executive officer. The hunt for a new CEO follows the termination of past chief Paul Nurick last June. Managing director Jennifer Robinson is leading the search along with founder Jim Passage. In the coming weeks, the

Isaacson, Miller Finds 10th President for Western Kentucky University

Executive search firm Isaacson, Miller has placed Dr. Timothy Caboni as the 10th president of Western Kentucky University (WKU). He will begin his duties July 1st following the retirement of president Gary A. Ransdell. Isaacson, Miller vice presidents Mike Baer and Dan Rodas led the assignment. “The presidential search committee and the WKU board of regents spent countless hours over the

JR Partners Appoints President

Executive search firm JR Partners has named Josh Gonnella as president and senior managing partner. He will be based primarily in Connecticut and New York with responsibility for the firm’s global activities. The firm has 20 years of experience specializing in financial services, global hospitality, and the digital media sectors. Mr. Gonnella joins founding partner and chief operating officer

How Will Trump Build His Leadership Team?

Exceptional times require exceptional leadership teams. Now that the presidential election is over, two top recruiters say the key to ‘making America great again’ is laying out a strategic series of presidential appointments. And that begs this important question: How does the new administration plan to build a massive leadership team of more than 4,000

TillmanCarlson Recruits CIO for Roadrunner Transportation Systems

Executive search firm TillmanCarlson has recruited Scott Cousins as chief information officer of Roadrunner Transportation Systems. Founder Rob Tillman and managing director Kelly Carlson led the assignment. Mr. Cousins is in charge of all information technology solutions and services at Roadrunner. He is responsible for digital transformation, working with senior leadership to deliver the digital capabilities required to better

Odgers Berndtson Launches eSports Practice

Competition is heating up in the sports recruiting space. With the global eSports market set to grow north of $500 million in 2017, executive search firm Odgers Berndtson is jumping in by combining expertise from two of its existing practices: sports and gaming. The search team, based out of the firm’s London office, will operate globally and have

McAulay Smith Lands CFO for Snyder’s-Lance

The McAulay Smith Firm has placed Alexander Pease as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. He replaced Rick Puckett, who left his role in November. President Steven Smith lead the assignment. Mr. Pease joins the company from McKinsey & Co., bringing significant financial expertise and cross industry experience to the Snyder’s-Lance organization.

Talengo Continues Expansion

Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo has named Adriana Marfil and Sofía Said as associate directors in its subsidiaries in Mexico and Colombia. A specialist in the financial and professional service sectors, Ms. Marfil’s incorporation will be key to reinforcing the growth that the firm has experienced in Latin America, where last year its subsidiaries in Mexico and

Tribune Media Turns to Korn Ferry for Next Chief

Peter Liguori has announced he will be stepping down as chief executive officer of Tribune Media Co. as the company refocuses on TV broadcasting and searches for deals in a looser regulatory environment under President Donald Trump. The company has turned to Korn Ferry to find its next leader. The board of directors has chosen one of the

Pi Group Pushes Further Into Accessory Services

Boutique search firms continue their push into offering accessory services, from talent mapping and coaching to assessment and high performance team building. Now comes outplacement. The Pi Group, a fast growing consumer goods talent advisory group based in Darien, CT, is expanding its services to help candidates transition to new chapters in their lives. By delivering

Preston & Partners Recruits Operating Chief for Kirkland’s

Executive search firm Preston & Partners has placed Mike Cairnes as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Kirkland’s, Inc. Managing partner Elaine Erickson led the assignment. Mr. Cairnes brings 25 years of experience in home décor retailing and manufacturing to Kirkland’s and will focus on improving execution and consistency across the organization. In his role as COO, he will

ManpowerGroup Posts Two Percent Revenue Increase

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted full year revenues of $19.7 billion, an increase of two percent from the prior year and an increase of four percent in constant currency. The company posted fourth quarter revenues of $5.0 billion, which was equal to the year earlier period. Financial results in the quarter were significantly impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to

Americans Optimistic About Jobs As Trump Presidency Begins

More than half of U.S. adults (53 percent) say that the recent election results will have a positive effect on job creation, this according to the latest results of a new ‘American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor‘ survey conducted online by Harris Poll. More than half (55 percent) of adults polled say job creation was more important in this

Cheyenne Group Merges With SRi

There’s been yet another combination among search firm boutiques. The Cheyenne Group and SRi have merged, creating a global recruiting business dedicated to the fast growing media and sports & entertainment sectors. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1999, The Cheyenne Group provides search and consulting services by assisting management teams and

Next Generation In Hunt for West Virginia University CIO

Next Generation Executive Search has been retained by West Virginia University to lead its search for a new chief information officer (CIO) and associate provost for information technology. Managing partners Mary Beth Baker and Phil Goldstein are leading the assignment. The school said it is seeking an inspiring leader for the position who will provide a strong vision for

Verriez Executive Search Expands

Verriez Executive Search has expanded its staff with the addition of Brent Verriez as vice president. He brings over 11 years of experience in finance and accounting. “Having successfully run a retained search practice since 1985 specializing in CFOs and other senior level financial officer positions, it became increasingly apparent that I needed to formulate an

Kingsley Gate Taps New CEO for PrecisionHawk

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has placed Michael Chasen as chief executive officer of PrecisionHawk in Raleigh, NC. Mr. Chasen will report to the board of directors and will also hold a seat on the board. Bill Trau, senior partner at Kingsley Gate Partners, led the assignment. As a serial entrepreneur and veteran technology

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for SHRM

Henry G. Jackson, who served as president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) during a time of growth in its membership and services, has announced his retirement. The organization has retained Spencer Stuart to lead the search for his replacement. SHRM, the world’s largest HR association, has been led by Mr. Jackson since 2010.

Klein Hersh Recruits President and CEO for PCCI

Executive search firm Klein Hersh has placed Steve Miff PhD, as president and chief executive officer of PCCI. Matt Azarva, senior director of the firm’s healthcare analytic practice, led the assignment. Dr. Miff succeeds former president and CEO, Ruben Amarasingham MD, who has led the organization since its inception. Dr. Amarasingham leaves the role to dedicate his efforts on PCCI’s

Kennedy Executive Search Partners With Ikelosz In Budapest

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a network of independent executive search firms, has partnered with Ikelosz in Budapest to strengthen its presence in Central Eastern Europe, an expanding region for recruiters. George Kobelrausch, Ikelosz’s founder, has been working in the search sector since 2005 after a career spanning blue chip companies, including Unilever. He has a

Morgan Samuels Acquires Human Capital Consulting Firm

L.A.-based executive search firm Morgan Samuels has acquired human capital consulting firm Delivery Point Advisors. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Delivery Point offers a spectrum of solutions designed to help clients unlock potential from their people, including executive assessment & development; high performance team building; functional assessment & roadmap design; organization design; change management; and

Robert Half Posts Flat Revenues

Robert Half International Inc. / (NYSE:RHI) posted full year revenues of $5.25 billion, down one percent from a year ago. That result failed to meet Wall Street forecasts. The Menlo Park, CA-based company posted fourth quarter revenues of $1.30 billion, an increase of three percent from the same period last year. For the year, net income was $343 million, or $2.67

How Automation Will Alter the Jobs Landscape

Rarely a day goes by without news of digitization, artificial intelligence and virtual reality impacting the workplace. Business leaders, politicians and economists want to quantify technology’s impact on employment — but no one knows for sure what the outcome will be. Plenty has been written predicting the future: more jobs, different jobs, less jobs, temp

Make-A-Wish Picks Koya Leadership Partners for Marketing Chief Search

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has been retained by Make-A-Wish America to lead its search for a chief development and marketing officer (CDMO). Koya vice presidents Marissa Martin and Trisha Sutrisno are leading the assignment. Make-A-Wish America is seeking an innovative fundraising and marketing leader strategist to serve as its next chief development and marketing officer to advance the organization’s efforts

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