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Howard Fischer Associates Places Chief People Officer for NCC Media

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies, the chief human resource officer (CHRO) 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

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Russell Reynolds Associates Partners with pymetrics

Russell Reynolds Associates and pymetrics, a business that uses neuroscience data and artificial intelligence to help companies make hiring and internal mobility more predictive and less biased, have announced a research partnership to help reduce bias in executive selection decisions. The goal is to identify the cognitive, social and emotional traits that differentiate those who ascend

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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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Kingsley Gate Creates New Global Knowledge Center

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has established a new global knowledge center which will serve as a foundational platform to its growing global client base. It will function as a strategic resource, initially focused on expanding the organization’s knowledge management function and strengthening research to facilitate business development and search execution. “We are excited to

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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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Inzito Partnership Creates CFO Practice

The Inzito Partnership, a London-based executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of a financial officer practice to serve what the organization says is a growing number of requirements in the field. Simon Bailey joins the company to lead the new practice, working on the appointment of CFOs and their leadership teams in the U.K.

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Demand for Interim Executives on the Rise

Across the board, in every industry, today’s candidate-driven market is fueled by growing demand for top talent against a landscape of short supply. This has led to nearly three million people being employed in temporary jobs, a number that is expected to grow at a healthy pace over the next few years as companies strive to

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Lands CEO for National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has recruited Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop as CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, chartered as one of the founding affiliates of the National Kidney Foundation in 1964. The assignment was conducted by Steven M. Derks, president and chief executive officer, along with principal Jennifer Deniz. “Because of the dedication and strength

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Preng & Associates Recruits CEO for Rosehill Resources

After a national search, executive recruitment firm Preng & Associates has placed David L. French as president and CEO of Rosehill Resources Inc. in Houston, TX. He will succeed Gary C. Hanna, who has served as interim president and CEO since September. Mr. Hanna will remain chairman of the company’s board of directors. “We are very pleased to have

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Sterling Martin Seeking CEO for Camp Fire

National youth development organization Camp Fire has enlisted Sterling Martin Associates to help find its next president and CEO. David S. Martin, managing partner; Tricia Bork Canavan, senior consultant; and Katherine Carter, senior executive recruiter, are conducting the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm. Camp Fire wants a CEO who will be an innovator to

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Publicis Media Creates Executive Search Practice

In what continues to be a trend among organizations, London-based Publicis Media has launched an executive search practice which will be led by veteran executive recruiter Julie Jeantet. Ms. Jeantet will work closely with existing senior recruiters Mary Hurlock-Murphy and Marcus Wainer and will oversee Publicis Media’s internal talent mobility program for leaders. “It has never

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CEO Confidence Falls as Workers Remain Optimistic

Although chief executives continue to be upbeat about the economy, their confidence levels have dropped in recent months, according to the latest report by the Conference Board. Meanwhile, the Worker Confidence Index (WCI) compiled by HRO Today Magazine and Yoh found that American workers’ confidence remained relatively stable last quarter and enjoyed a 2.6-point year-over-year rise compared to last year. “Despite

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Heidrick & Struggles Selected by Newell Brands to Find New CEO

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

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RSR Partners Assists USA Rugby in CEO Search

USA Rugby has named an internal candidate, Ross Young, as its new chief executive officer. Executive recruitment firm RSR Partners led the search and assessment efforts. Mr. Young has been operating in the role since Dan Payne stepped down from the job in July to head operations with Rugby Americas. Based in Lafayette, CO, USA Rugby is the national governing

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Envision Consulting Finds New Leader for Jay Nolan Community Services

Pasadena, CA-based search firm Envision Consulting has placed Edward Amey as the new executive director of Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a Mission Hills, CA-based non-profit which provides support services to those with autism and other developmental disabilities. Jeff Strully retired in December after 25 years with the organization. “We are very fortunate to have

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Horton International Opens New Office in Dubai

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire recruiters and open locations. Among them, Horton International has strengthened its presence in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in Dubai. Horton International began its presence in the region by

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The Role Age Plays in the Talent Game

As e-commerce enters its second decade of maturity, a new generation of executives is entering the C-suite. Some of these professionals are self-made, having launched successful companies to become highly-visible 20- and-30-something CEOs. Others, prized for their digital fluency and new ways of thinking, are climbing the ranks in the fast track to the top.

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Big Ten Conference Taps Korn Ferry to Find New Commissioner

Korn Ferry will conduct the search for a new commissioner for the collegiate sports Big Ten Conference. Earlier this week it was announced that Jim Delany, who has held the commissioner role for 30 years, will step down when his contract expires at the end of June 2020. The search will be led by Jed

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Caldwell Finds Chief Credit Officer for OneMain Financial

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has recruited Dinesh Goyal as chief credit officer at OneMain Financial in New York. Paul Heller, managing partner of the firm’s global financial services practice, led the assignment along with partner Rich Perkey. In his new role, Mr. Goyal is responsible for managing credit, pricing, direct mail and digital marketing, and operational analytics. Mr. Goyal

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Raines International Appoints CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: New York-headquartered Raines International named COO Daniel R. Smith as its new president and CEO. Founder and current CEO Bruce R. Raines will continue with the firm as senior

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Ward Howell International Opens Office in Milan

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Milan. The office consists of 12 people and is led by Luigi Mancioppi, managing partner and chairman Italy, and Vito Gioia, managing partner and director Italy. The team is strengthened by Marcello Marcellini as partner, two associate partners, Massimo

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Why Executives Need Career Transition Support, Even in a Hot Job Market

Even in a strong economy, executives face many challenges when searching for a new position equal to their talents. A new report by John Myers, founder and managing director of Kensington International, concludes that in a hot job market, business leaders might question whether they need to provide transition support for their outgoing executives and

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RM Nephew and Associates Lands Top Roles for Parkland Health & Hospital System

Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates recently completed searches for two key roles within the Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas. John W. Wendling is the new executive director of Community Health Plan, Parkland’s managed care organization, and Steven Roth, who was serving as the interim general counsel for the health and hospital

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

AlbertHall&Associates Lands Artistic Director for Arizona Theatre Company

The Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) board of directors has named David Ivers as its new artistic director. Executive recruitment firm AlbertHall&Associates conducted the nationwide search. ATC’s current artistic director, David Ira Goldstein, will remain with the company the end of June, when his 25-year tenure officially ends. Mr. Ivers served as artistic director at the Utah Shakespeare

Acquisitions Continue to Make Headlines In Recruiting Industry

The wave of M&A activity among executive search firms continues. The latest deal: Solon, OH-headquartered Torch Group has acquired Selker Leadership, a search firm that places candidates in the technology and software fields. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Selker Leadership’s president, Gregory L. Selker, will join Torch Group as senior vice president and search operations leader,

Recruiting Industry Game Changer On the Horizon

One year from now, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. The law will have a tremendous impact on how companies, government agencies and, yes, executive search firms across the E.U. — including the U.K. — handle personal data. Ignore the law and you can expect tough penalties for failing to comply.

Credit Union Resources Leads CEO Search for Carolinas Credit Union League

These are critical days for credit unions. The U.S. has nearly 6,000 of them, with more than $1.2 trillion in assets, according to the National Credit Union Administration. But with the steady retirement of Baby Boomers, among other factors, the cooperatives are facing the loss of more than 4,000 chief executive officers and senior managers

Buffkin / Baker Merges WTW Associates Into Its Expanding Search Platform

Search firm Buffkin / Baker has merged New York-based WTW Associates into its expanding executive recruiting platform. WTW, a talent provider focused on the media, entertainment, technology and law industries, will integrate its operations into the Buffkin / Baker New York office. Terms were not disclosed. “We have greatly enhanced our entertainment/media practice this year, and are excited to have

Carmichael Fisher Lands CEO for CEPI

Executive search firm Carmichael Fisher has recruited Dr. Richard Hatchett as chief executive officer of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). Principle consultant Tarquin Bennett-Coles led the assignment along with managing director Justin Hobday. Dr. Hatchett joins the organization from the Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority (BARDA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),

Penrhyn Forms Technology, Media & Telecoms Practice Group

Penrhyn International, a global network of executive search firms, has launched a new global technology, media & telecoms practice group, led by Yanouk Poirier, managing partner of Montreal-based search firm Leaders International. It brings together search consultants who specialize in the technology, media & telecoms space throughout Canada, the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, Japan, the Philippines,

What Matters Most to Today’s Well-Informed Workers

Historically, the balance of power between employers and candidates has favored employers. Candidates had few sources of information about open positions, corporate culture or company vision, let alone compensation and benefits. But the talent market is changing. Big time. Candidates today report a dramatic increase in the amount of information they have about a company

How One Recruiter’s Board Participation Is Paying Off

For executive search firm leaders, serving in a board capacity for outside companies can be rewarding on several levels. There’s service to a company, of course. But a lot of valuable learning also goes on in such work, be it about emerging trends, the latest ideas or the hottest businesses and their talent. It also

Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Kymab

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Dr. Sonia Quaratino as chief medical officer of Kymab Group, a human monoclonal antibody biopharmaceutical company. She will manage the clinical development of the organization’s expanding therapeutic antibody portfolio. Dr. Quaratino is an immunologist and joins Kymab from Novartis, where she served as global clinical program leader – transitional clinical oncology, responsible for

Atlanta Hawks Turns to Turnkey Search for New GM

The Atlanta Hawks has retained Turnkey Search to lead its hunt for a new general manager. The team fired past GM Wes Wilcox after the Hawks record dipped to 43-39 this past season and the team lost to the Washington Wizards in the opening round of the playoffs. “As we have said from the beginning, we are committed to

RSR Partners Appoints Head of Risk Practice

Executive search firm RSR Partners has named Talal Debs as a managing director and head of its risk practice. With a strong combination of risk management, finance, and academic experience, Mr. Debs will focus on recruiting senior executives and directors to navigate new risk, regulatory and compliance issues for clients. His areas of concentration will include insurance, investment banking, trading and

7 Ways to Evaluate Your Executive Search Firm

When businesses have high profile, top leadership roles to fill, executive search firms can provide indispensable service. The best recruiters walk alongside a client at every stage of the hiring process. They know the questions to ask that help define the requirements of the role. They take the time to thoroughly understand company culture. And

Spelman Johnson Leading Hunt for University of Chicago Police Chief

The University of Chicago has enlisted search firm Spelman Johnson to find its next chief of police. Vice president Mark A. Hall is leading the assignment. The school is looking to have a new leader in place by July. The role calls for a range of skill sets, including planning, organizing, directing and administering the policing initiatives of

SearchWide Recruits CEO for Visit Aurora

Visit Aurora has appointed Bruce Dalton as president and chief executive officer following a search led by recruiting firm SearchWide. He succeeds Gary Wheat, who established the organization in 2010. Senior vice president Mark Gnatovic led the assignment. Mr. Dalton is a second-generation leader in the hospitality industry. He comes to Visit Aurora with 29 years of industry experience,

Ratliff & Taylor Appoints President

Executive search firm Ratliff & Taylor has appointed Beth Sweeney as its new president. An accomplished leader with deep industry experience, she has been widely recognized for her work in sales and marketing throughout a 20-plus year career. As president, Ms. Sweeney will have full profit-and-loss responsibility for each of the company’s three practices: executive search, leadership

Focus Search Partners Continues Expansion

Focus Search Partners, the executive search division of talent solutions provider Vaco, has brought aboard Richard D’Antoni as managing partner of the firm’s healthcare and private equity practices. Mr. D’Antoni has more than 20 years of experience in matching high-performing executives with leading healthcare companies, ranging from venture capital and private equity-backed portfolio companies to publicly held organizations.

Executive Search Industry Leaders Offer Up Bold Predictions

Predicting the future could practically be its own business sector. Whether the prognostications are coming from the Magic 8-Ball, Punxsutawney Phil or CNBC’s Jim Cramer, people want to know what lies ahead. So it was that Hunt Scanlon Media rounded up a collection of soothsayers from the search industry to provide their insights about the changes that

Odgers Berndtson Continues Aggressive Growth

Odgers Berndtson has expanded with the addition of two search specialists with deep sector expertise to bolster its technology, and higher education & academic medicine practices. Lisa Hooker joins Odgers as a partner and will serve clients in the firm’s technology practice. Ms. Hooker brings 20-plus years of executive search expertise in telecommunications, consumer electronics, cloud

ZRG Partners Expands to London

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has opened an office in London, continuing on its massive expansion trajectory. Steve Banks will head the operation as managing director and U.K. country head, bringing a strong background to support the firm’s plans for the region. By the end of the year, ZRG expects to

Spencer Stuart Strengthens Leadership Advisory Group

With an evident need among client companies growing and an opportunity to expand ancillary services offerings to meet that demand, a number of executive search firms are launching or adding to their leadership consulting advisory practices. This month, Spencer Stuart announced three appointments to its leadership advisory services group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Brought on board

Isaacson, Miller Finds Seventh President for Juilliard

Executive search firm Isaacson, Miller has placed Damian Woetzel, a renowned former principal dancer for the New York City Ballet, as the seventh president of The Juilliard School. For the last 32 years, Joseph Polisi has served as the organization’s president. Isaacson, Miller chairman John Isaacson led the search with vice president Sheryl Ash and associates Katie Rockman and Cortney

Executive Recruiters Set New Milestones In Latest Rankings

The executive search industry’s leading 50 players in North America topped $3 billion in revenues last year, according to industry newsletter ESR, in a market report released today by Hunt Scanlon Media. The group collectively jumped by almost 10 percent, continuing an incredible run for an industry that just a decade ago was left reeling

USA Gymnastics Taps Russell Reynolds Associates for CEO Search

After putting out an open casting call for executive search firms to assist USA Gymnastics in its hunt for a new chief executive officer, Russell Reynolds Associates has taken the rings of this highly coveted sports assignment and commenced a highly anticipated global talent search. Managing director Nada Usina is leading the undertaking with consultant Libby Naumes. The

Wheless Partners Lands CEO for Fulcrum Health

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. This has led to an increased need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector. To that end, search firm Wheless Partners has recently placed Patricia Dennis as chief executive officer of

CDI Posts 20 Percent Q1 Revenue Decline; Possible Sale Looms

CDI Corp. / (NYSE:CDI) posted first quarter revenues of $187.6 million, a decrease of 19.7 percent from revenues of $233.5 million a year ago. The revenue decline was impacted by the sale of CDI AndersElite Limited (“Anders”), which was sold in September 2016. During the quarter, MRINetwork, the company’s executive search subsidiary, reported revenues of $11.3 million, a 7.1 percent decline, compared

AIMS International Expands to Norway

AIMS International has added Norway-headquartered search firm RUUD Executive. The firm is led by managing partner Tor-Egil Ruud, who has over 17 years of experience in recruitment, executive search, and leadership services from several national and international market-leading companies. He has conducted over 250 national and international assignments. “This partnership is very important for us: We are now able to

Retaining New Hires Now Seen As a Critical Issue

Retaining new hires is on the minds of leaders at the vast majority of companies these days, according to a recent report by Korn Ferry’s Futurestep division, which provides advisory services and recruitment services for middle to upper level management. Ninety percent of the executives surveyed, in fact, said this is an issue for their companies. What’s more,

Arts Consulting Group Finds New Leader for Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this season, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO) has appointed Susan Lape as executive director, following an executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG). She succeeds former executive director Joshua Simonds. Ms. Lape most recently served as executive director of the Lake Forest Symphony, the only fully professional orchestra in Lake County, IL. Since 2012,

Search Firms Team Up to Recruit Martial Arts Leader

ATA International, which promotes and teaches the martial arts, has chosen Neil Morton as its new chief executive officer. Search firms LH International of New York, and ASCENT Select Talent Capital of Greensboro, NC, worked cooperatively on the assignment. ATA International, formerly the American Taekwondo Association, is based in Little Rock. With more than 950 licensed locations around the

Stanton Chase Names Diversity & Inclusion Practice Leader

Leaders at the best companies know that diversity matters. Not only are the firms that pay attention to such matters rewarded with better financial returns, but they gain perspectives and insights that would otherwise be lost to them. Well aware of this trend, Stanton Chase International has appointed Becky Heidesch as a director and North American diversity &

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