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Diversified Search Finds Inaugural Dean for Lehigh’s College of Health

After an extensive global search effort, executive search firm Diversified Search has recruited IBM Watson Health veteran Whitney Witt as the inaugural dean of Lehigh University’s new College of Health. Zack Reynolds, a managing director in Diversified’s healthcare services practice, led the assignment. “We simply could have not asked for a finer individual to lead this new

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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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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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Howe-Lewis International Seeks Chief Advancement Officers for Non-Profits

Executive recruitment firm Howe-Lewis International has been selected to find chief advancement officers for non-profit organizations in California and New York. Despite the differences in their missions, both the Palm Springs Art Museum and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) will rely on this key role to drive their fundraising. The Palm Springs Art Museum seeks

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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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ASCENT Select Strengthens Search Staff

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm ASCENT Select has expanded with the addition of John Bennett as a partner. His addition will bolster the firm’s expertise at placing mid- to senior-level executives in supply chain and logistics, finance, operations and sales. Mr. Bennett has more than 25 years of senior management experience in media, biotechnology, manufacturing,

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The Expanding Role of Culture in Search and Succession

Culture fit is hardly a new concept. Well before the rise of various models and frameworks to evaluate organizational culture, companies recognized the risk of hiring a cultural mismatch — such as the lone wolf in a company that values collaboration. New employees, especially leaders, who clash with the culture are often ineffective, and are

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The Koblentz Group Seeking CHRO for PRGX

Anyone with the ties to the human resources function knows how much it has evolved in recent years – and with it the role of the chief human resources officer (CHRO). The biggest shift has been in how the CHRO has progressed from fighting for a seat at the table to playing a key role

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Paschal•Murray Tapped by Lowell Observatory to Find Major Gifts Officer

Major gifts officers are among the most vital roles for educational institutions. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners of not-for-profits everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of finding

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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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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

Assessing Soft Skills to Land Your Next Top Hire

When you’re hiring a new employee, it can be easy to miss some marks during an interview and focus simply on whether the candidate has the technical skills to do the job on day one. While technical skills are important, it isn’t enough to find someone who can do the job without also assessing a

Search Firms Step Up Effort to Land Change Agents for PE Clients

There is no other sector that demands such top end service from its search partners than private equity. Portfolio companies represent some of the most innovative, well-funded and high-growth concerns in all of business. As a result, much of the talent that private equity firms seek are highly-charged change agents — a professional breed getting more

Brigham Hill Replaces Top Leader at The Calhoun School

After conducting a nationwide search, Brigham Hill Consultancy has recruited Dr. Steven Solnick as new head of school for The Calhoun School in New York City. He succeeds Steve Nelson who is retiring after 19 years of leadership. The assignment was led by consultant Jessica McCann and Brigham Hill founder Linc Eldredge. The search committee and board of trustees

Heidrick & Struggles Lands New Leader for Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday has named Jim Hyatt, former CEO of Church’s Chicken, as its new president and chief executive officer. Heidrick & Struggles conducted a seven-month search to replace James J. “JJ” Buettgen, who resigned in September. Mr. Hyatt brings four decades of restaurant industry experience to the Maryville, TN-based chain as it looks to regain its profitability

TRANSEARCH Continues Global Expansion

TRANSEARCH International is continuing its expansion with new additions Dilek Gümüslü and Patrizia Fontana as partners in Istanbul, Turkey, and Milan, respectively. Ms. Gümüslü has five years of experience in executive search, talent assessment / leadership development projects. She has led assignments mainly in financial services, retail, FMCG, automotive, telecommunications, and industrial goods from mid-level manager to senior C-suite executives.

Why New Jobs Remain Hidden From Most Executives

Without question, significant numbers of executives feel that one of the biggest challenges to advancing their careers is simply being unaware of, or lacking accessibility to, job openings. The hidden job market, as some call it, is hardly a conscious effort on the part of recruiters to keep good talent in the dark. Instead, it

Koya Leadership Partners Posts 33 Percent Jump In Revenues

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners posted revenues of $8 million last year, a 33 percent rise from the previous year, according to the latest statistics report soon to be released from Hunt Scanlon Media. The firm currently has 40 consultants working from offices in Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles as well as staff in remote offices across the

MarketPro Recruits CMO for Southern New Hampshire University

Executive search firm MarketPro has recruited Alana Burns as chief marketing officer of Southern New Hampshire University’s (SNHU) online division. Ms. Burns most recently served as senior vice president of strategic initiatives, branding and marketing at the American Lung Association. Her previous experience in the non-profit sector made her especially well-qualified for this role, said MarketPro president Bob

Furst Group Lands CEO for Care Dimensions

Executive search firm Furst Group has recruited Patricia Ahern as chief executive officer of Care Dimensions. She succeeds Diane Stringer who recently announced her retirement. Ms. Ahern has more than 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare spanning the continuum of care delivery services, including acute care hospitals and hospice and palliative care organizations. Most recently, she was CEO of

Heidrick & Struggles Names Industrial Practice Leader

Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Bo Herbst to lead its industrial practice worldwide as global practice managing partner. Mr. Herbst’s appointment to the role is a normal rotation of leadership responsibilities at Heidrick. Darren Kemp previously led the practice from London as global practice managing partner. “In this expanded role, Bo will lead Heidrick’s global industrial practice in further enhancing

Cejka Search Partners With Dubai Hospital to Lead Multiple Searches

Cejka Search has been chosen by Dubai’s Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital as the exclusive physician search provider in the U.S. for more than 15 pediatric sub-specialist positions, ranging from highly-qualified surgeons to geneticists and emergency medicine physicians. “Our goal is to expand our team of world-class medical and clinical experts in order to fill the regional gap

Tuft & Associates Leading CEO Search for Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) has retained executive search firm Tuft & Associates to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Executive search associate Carole Z. Badger is leading the assignment. The incoming chief will be responsible for all aspects of the foundation’s operation, including: providing oversight for day-to-day operations; establishing working

Addison Group Latest Firm to Gain New Offerings By Acquisition

Chicago-based recruiting firm Addison Group has acquired AIM Consulting, a technology consulting firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition strengthens Addison Group’s presence in key markets, anchored by a tenured leadership team with expertise in technology solutions and services. Founded in 2006, AIM Consulting has offices in Seattle, Denver, and Minneapolis. The company offers

Hanover Search Group Opens Office in Dublin

London-based Hanover Search Group (HSG) has opened a new office in Dublin and named Simon Waddington to lead the new location as a partner. The search firm joins a growing cadre of financial services oriented U.K. recruitment outfits looking offshore in the post-Brexit environment. Mr. Waddington, along with Alex Curtis, who heads the firm’s U.K. technology, operations & finance

Differences Emerge In CEO Route to the Top

Internal promotions are by far the most likely path to the role of chief executive in the U.S., more so than in Germany, the U.K. or France, according to a new study by Heidrick & Struggles. The firm’s most recent demographic study of global chief executives finds the typical CEO to be largely male, highly educated, and

Search Firms Fill AD Posts for BC and UNLV

Athletic directors are playing an increasingly vital role at colleges and universities across the country. With the expansion of athletic departments and, for the larger schools, the infusion of big dollars for sports, more schools have turned to search firms when such positions become open. Too much is at stake, they feel, to go it

Calibre One Expands With Four New Recruiters

Executive search firm Calibre One has expanded with the additions of Ed Montoya, Pete McStravick, Ian Thomson and Anthony Cenzano. Mr. Montoya joins the firm as a partner in Calibre One’s San Francisco office. He brings over a decade of CFO, investing/operating partner and C-level search experience across companies of all stages of growth and ownership structure. He joins

Korn Ferry Recruits CEO for Banc of California

Banc of California has appointed Doug Bowers as its new president and CEO. The bank turned to Korn Ferry to find Mr. Bowers, who has 35 years of banking experience. The search is emblematic of a recent wave of chief executives placed by search firms at top banks across the country. Most recently, Mr. Bowers was president and CEO

La Fosse Associates Opens New Office in Manchester

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates continues its recent wave of aggressive growth with the opening of a new office in Manchester. The firm also added senior consultant Winhola Leung to lead the new location. “Opening an office in one of the U.K.’s busiest tech hubs is an exciting milestone for La Fosse and our clients,”

Six Realities of Recruiting You Don’t Have to Accept

We all know that hiring the right leaders is critical for the successful outcome of every organization. But in this era of great change and transition in the search industry, here’s one reality recruiters are grappling with: savvy clients. Under increasing pressure from competitors to shareholders, talent leaders need new hires who can make an immediate

Isaacson, Miller Posts 19.5 Percent Revenue Increase

Executive search firm Isaacson, Miller posted revenues of $31.3 million last year, a 19.5 percent rise from the previous year, according to the latest statistics report soon to be released from Hunt Scanlon Media. The firm currently has 92 consultants working from Boston, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and its newest office in Philadelphia. A nationally recognized search concern

Two Northeast Colleges Pick Witt/Kieffer to Lead Diversity Officer Searches

Chief diversity officers are now considered part of every competitive organization’s senior management team and institutions of all types are lining up to bring these highly sought after leaders on board. Search firms, of course, are well equipped and well-networked throughout the space. One sector that has increased its demand for top drawer diversity leadership

AETHOS Consulting Group Lands CEO for Associated Luxury Hotels

Executive search firm AETHOS Consulting Group has placed Josh Lesnick as president and CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels. Managing director Andrew Hazelto led the search. In this new role, Mr. Lesnick will oversee all business operations and subsidiaries of Associated Luxury Hotels, which significantly expanded its global footprint, services and collection of member hotels with the recent

Morisey-Dart Group Names Search Practice Leader

Southwest Florida-based executive search firm The Morisey-Dart Group has expanded with the addition of Mickey Kampsen as director of recruitment services for global sourcing & merchandising. In her new role, she will lead the firm’s recently established global sourcing and merchandising search team that will focus on hardlines, softlines, and food retail companies. She previously served as president

Executive Search Gets ‘On the Ball’ In Sports Recruitment

For years, the majority of senior level search assignments emanated from traditional employers. Prominent among them: financial services and healthcare concerns, industrial and manufacturing companies, and consumer products giants. But as the search for talent expanded and grew more complex, institutions that at one time seemed insular moved to recruit more and more outsiders. Over

Academic Search Recruits General Counsel for Dartmouth College

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has placed Sandhya Subramanian as general counsel of Dartmouth College. Vice president and senior consultant William Howard led the recruiting process, which included reviewing institutional needs, candidate recruitment, candidate assessment & selection, interviews and overall talent management guidance. “Dartmouth College has made an excellent choice in Sandhya,” said Mr. Howard. “Dartmouth is an

ON Partners Lands CFO for McAfee

Executive search firm ON Partners has recruited Mike Berry as executive vice president and chief financial officer of McAfee. Mr. Berry been a CFO for more than 10 years in both public and private technology companies. Most recently, he served as EVP, CFO, and chief operating officer at FireEye, responsible for worldwide finance, accounting, data analytics, investor relations, facilities, procurement,

Charles Aris Names Two Practice Leaders

Executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. has expanded its services with the addition of three new practice leaders. Established nearly 50 years ago, Charles Aris is a search industry pioneer focused on senior level assignments within the strategy & business development, private equity, consumer / retail, finance & accounting, sales & marketing, education, executive leadership, engineering &

Robert Half Posts Flat Q1 Revenues

Robert Half International Inc. / (NYSE:RHI) posted first quarter revenues of $1.29 billion, a two percent decrease from revenues of $1.30 billion during the same quarter last year. The results beat Wall Street expectations. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research had forecasted revenue of $1.27 billion. The Menlo Park, CA-based recruiting company record first quarter profit of $78.5 million, or 62

10 Ways Business Leaders Can Improve Their Appeal to Candidates

Hundreds of media outlets are running pieces every week about the talent shortage and challenges in finding skilled labor and filling top level job openings. Companies, of course, are well aware of the problem. U.S. demographics show baby boomers retiring, Millennials switching jobs at the drop of a hat, and increasing wage costs to secure talent

McDermott & Bull Posts 54 Percent Revenue Gain

McDermott & Bull posted revenues of $12.3 million last year, a 54 percent rise from the previous year, according to the latest statistics report soon to be released from Hunt Scanlon Media. The Irvine, CA-based search firm currently has 13 consultants across five offices. “A number of factors contributed to our growth,” said Rod McDermott, co-founder and managing partner. “For the

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