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B. Riley Financial Acquires Corporate Division of Farber Group

Diversified financial services platform B. Riley Financial Inc. has acquired the corporate division of Farber Group, a Toronto-based restructuring and business advisory firm. Financial terms of deal were not included. “The Farber acquisition represents an exciting addition for B. Riley,” said Ian Ratner, co-CEO of B. Riley Advisory Services. “This is a world-class organization with whom


Spencer Stuart Retained by Tivity Health for CEO Search

Tivity Health, a Franklin, TN-based provider of healthy lifestyle solutions, including SilverSneakers, Prime Fitness, Burnalong, and WholeHealth Living, have called in Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Richard Ashworth is stepping down as CEO to pursue another opportunity. Stone Point Capital, which acquired Tivity Health last June, has launched an executive search

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Executive Recruiters Pull Off Another Remarkable Year, Remain Bullish for 2023

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive recruiters. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2022, a result of continued pentup demand for senior-level leaders and their key reports.


The Federalist Society Taps CarterBaldwin to Find New President and CEO

The Federalist Society, the influential U.S. conservative legal organization, has retained CarterBaldwin Executive Search to lead in its search for a new president and CEO, according to an email obtained by Bloomberg News. The assignment is being led by partner Andrea McDaniel Smith and associate partner Gerri Williams. Eugene Meyer, who has served as the executive director, CEO

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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?


BrainWorks Recruits President for Mack Molding’s Northern Division

Warren, NJ-based executive search firm BrainWorks has recruited Josh Pang as president of Mack Molding’s northern division. Practice leader Jax Willey led the assignment. “Josh embodies Mack Molding’s spirit of excellence, and this partnership is a testament to our shared vision of creating something truly extraordinary,” said Ms. Willey. “As a strategic leader with more than 20 years


TriSearch Names HR and Legal Recruitment Practice Leader

Denver, CO-based TriSearch has expanded with the addition of Bill Mateikis as its new HR and legal recruitment practice leader. “We have been partnering with Bill for years as a referral partner,” said Bob Aylsworth, CEO of TriSearch, “And we couldn’t be happier to have him join our team! Bill’s talent and experience will be


Modern Executive Solutions Appoints Chief Experience Officer

Atlanta-headquartered search firm Modern Executive Solutions has expanded with the addition of Dean Carter as its chief experience officer. “We are thrilled to announce that Dean is the new chief experience officer for Modern,” the search firm said. “At Modern we are building a business and a movement to redefine the future of leadership, a mission


Prodigy Search Recruits CEO for USA Luge

Prodigy Search, a boutique recruiting firm serving the talent needs of media, sports, and entertainment organizations, has placed Scott Riewald as the new CEO of USA Luge. “Following a stellar 11-year tenure at USA Luge, former Prodigy Search placement Jim Leahy is passing the torch to Scott this month,” the search firm said. “With Scott’s proven expertise


Daversa Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for SoSafe

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has assisted in the recruitment of Laura Ryan as chief people officer of SoSafe, Europe’s largest security awareness and human risk management vendor. Jamie Sanger led the assignment. “One of the pillars of our success is the excellence of our people – we are proud to


Artico Search Fills Position for Next47

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor and Sarah Scheer of Artico Search have assisted in the placement of Vivian Cheng as Next47’s newest partner. “A big thanks to the team at Next47,” Artico Search said. “We are grateful for the opportunity to help build a team that will invest in early and expansion-stage enterprise companies and continue to support and partner with founders.” Based in Palo


DeWinter Group Names CEO

DeWinter Group, a provider of temporary and permanent staffing solutions with expertise in finance, accounting and information technology, has appointed Derek DeWinter as its new CEO. “We are thrilled to welcome Derek as our new CEO,” said Judson Samuels, board member. His vision, leadership, and industry acumen make him the ideal person to lead the


Empowering Middle Managers: The Keystone of Cultural Transformation

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, the key to instilling lasting organizational change lies with your middle managers. Middle managers are one of the critical leverage points for an organization’s culture. “As the conduit between executive leadership and frontline staff, middle managers—or any leader working between executive leadership and frontline staff—can be a real asset


The Christopher Group Leading SVP of People and Culture Search for Turning Stone

The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, has been retained to lead a search for the senior vice president of people and culture for Turning Stone, a culturally rich organization with a diversified portfolio of brands and businesses previously known as Oneida Nation Enterprises. Managing partners Pam Noble and Ayla


Hanold Associates Recruits CFO for bluebird bio

Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has assisted in the recruitment of O. James Sterling as the new CFO of gene therapy maker bluebird bio in Somerville, MA. Adam Watson, Maisha Pearson, and Catie Nelson led the search. “James brings a wealth of healthcare experience and capital markets knowledge, which will be instrumental in driving bluebird bio’s commercialization efforts,” said


The Grant Partners Recruits CEO for Hemophilia of Georgia

Alpharetta, GA-based The Grant Partners has placed Rob Maloney as the new CEO of Hemophilia of Georgia (HoG), an internationally and nationally recognized non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of people with bleeding disorders. “After an intensive, national CEO search, we are confident that Rob’s leadership skills, strategic mindset, distinguished healthcare career, and management experience, make him


Russell Reynolds Associates Appoints Head of the U.K. and Co-Head for EMEA

Global leadership advisory firm Russell Reynolds Associates has named Nanaz Mohtashami as head of the U.K. succeeding Laura Sanderson who will assume a new role as co-head of Europe, Middle East, and India. Ms. Mohtashami, a seasoned leadership executive with over 15 years of experience in leadership advisory, has been with Russell Reynolds since 2013. She previously ran Russell Reynolds’ global


Korn Ferry Helps to Recruit CEO for the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Korn Ferry has recruited Reynold Hoover as the new CEO of the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles. “Reynold is a mission first, people always leader,” said Gary D. Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry. “LA28 has an incredibly gifted and experienced CEO, uniquely qualified to bring together the spirit and purpose of the


11 Traits to Look for in a Non-Profit Executive

Non-profits and the executives who lead them are a critical part of our communities, providing essential services and support to individuals and groups that may otherwise go overlooked. When selecting a non-profit executive, boards and search committees should seek candidates who possess a combination of leadership qualities, strategic thinking skills, passion for the organization’s mission, and


Isaacson, Miller Assists the Massachusetts Port Authority with CEO Search

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), one of the nation’s most multifaceted port authorities and a prime engine of economic vitality for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New England, has voted to appointed Richard Davey as its next CEO with assistance from Boston-based Isaacson, Miller. Past CEO Lisa Wieland recently stepped down. Lisa Savereid and Jeff Kessner led the search with Tatiana Oberkoetter. Isaacson,


ZRG Appoints Leader of Sports & Entertainment Practice for the APAC Region

ZRG, a global talent advisory firm and portfolio company of RFE Investment Partners, and its TurnkeyZRG sports, entertainment & media practice, named Troy de Haas as leader of ZRG’s sport & entertainment practice for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. “Troy de Haas built the region’s most successful sports recruitment practices, essentially from scratch, in a part of the


The SR Group Names CFO

Global search company The SR Group has appointed Seim Munif as group chief financial officer. He succeeds Alex Calcutt who will step down to pursue other interests later this year.  “Alex has been such an integral part of The SR Group’s success,” said David Buckley, CEO of The SR Group. “I feel privileged to have had his


PE Operating Partners Integrate New Role In Value Creation

After a sluggish year for PE hiring, executive recruiters are beginning to see the pace of staffing mandates pick up across private equity. This, say search consultants, is coming at a time when the sector’s approach to talent is growing ever more complex. According to chief talent officers at PE firms and their portfolio companies,


Employers Add 272,000 Jobs in May

Employment rose by 272,000 in May as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.0 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was 6.6 million in May. Employment continued to trend up in several industries, led by healthcare; government; leisure and hospitality; and professional, scientific, and technical services. Among


Slone Partners Recruits Chief Business Officer for Arpeggio Biosciences

Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has recruited Kevin Eastwood as chief business officer of Arpeggio Biosciences in South Riding, VA. “Kevin Eastwood is a highly accomplished and dynamic business leader with extraordinary passion and vision and a track record of success,” said Leslie Loveless, managing partner and CEO at Slone Partners. “He brings a high level of strategic


Allen Austin Partners Recruits Inaugural Board of Directors for Stress Engineering Services

Houston, TX-based search firm Allen Austin has completed a board engagement for Stress Engineering Services Inc., to design and build its first fiduciary board of directors. The incoming board was designed to bring the right directors together to advise management on matters of strategy, culture, organizational performance, and specific market sector penetration. “We are confident that

Mercuri Urval Creates Advanced Air Mobility Competence Center

Stockholm, Sweden-based executive search firm Mercuri Urval (MU) has launched its advanced air mobility competence center, which designed to address the leadership need in this emerging industry sector. Consultant Julia Reichel and partner Florian Erhorn have both specialized in electrification, aerospace and aviation industry for many years and are familiar with the opportunities and needs for this sector. They


10 Leadership Strategies for Creating a Thriving Culture

Company culture is the shared values, attitudes, behaviors, and standards that make up a work environment. It is about the experience people have at work and how that experience aligns with the external brand and messaging of the company. Culture is what creates the day-to-day experience at a company. In addition, in today’s dynamic business landscape,


The Talent Studios Recruits CEO for The Princeton Review

The Talent Studios has placed Dr. Robert Batten as the chief executive officer of The Princeton Review in New York. Jeremy Cohen and Serena Smith led the search assignment. Batten now also heads The Princeton Review’s affiliate company, Tutor.com, which helps institutions and organizations deliver 24/7, on-demand, personalized homework help at scale. “We are thrilled to have


Egon Zehnder Recruits CEO for Entrepreneurs’ Organization

Leadership advisory firm Egon Zehnder has placed serial entrepreneur and board member Dave Parker as the new CEO of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) in Alexandria, VA. His appointment follows a global, months-long search beginning last July with the selection of Egon Zehnder and led by a committee tasked by EO’s global board of directors. EO global board chair and EO

Jobless Claims Continue to Fall at Steady Pace as Recovery Continues

The Labor Department reported that 419,000 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. This was well above the 350,000 Dow Jones estimate and more than the upwardly revised 368,000 from the previous period. The previous week’s level was

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