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Herbert Mines Associates Appoints CEO

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has named president Brenda Malloy as CEO, effective at the start of 2023. Current chairman and CEO Hal Reiter will remain as chairman. In her new role, Ms. Malloy will be responsible for the strategic growth of the firm. Ms. Malloy is only the third


IMD International Search Group Opens Office in Serbia

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the 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. Global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has opened a new office in

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Executive Search Firms Shatter Growth Records According to Hunt Scanlon Media

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive search firms. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2021, a result of pent-up demand for executives and their key reports.


Harris Search Associates Recruits Dean for Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Dublin, OH-based executive recruitment firm Harris Search Associates has assisted in the recruitment of Monica G. Ferrini as dean of the College of Science and Health (COSH) at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) in Los Angeles. “I look forward to the flourishing of COSH under Dr. Ferrini’s leadership,” said Sylvia Manning, interim provost and

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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?


Kingsley Gate Partners Names Chief Digital Officer

Private equity-backed Kingsley Gate Partners has named Saurabh Gupta as chief digital officer. Based in Boston, he will be responsible for defining the strategy and technical vision of the firm. “Saurabh has proved himself to be both a visionary and builder of cutting-edge HRIS systems to benefit clients, candidates, and firm members,” said Umesh Ramakrishnan, CEO of


The CEO’s Role in Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is on a lot of people’s minds, and many chief executive officers are struggling to figure out where they fit within this. The CEO’s responsibility is to serve as the heartbeat of an organization, driving culture from the top down, owning and meeting key business objectives, and influencing internal and external stakeholders to


The Christopher Group Seeks Chief People Officer for Vervent

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. And while CHROs play a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce, the chief people officer typically goes beyond overseeing its people policies. The focus instead is on building talent as a key competitive advantage, with more emphasis on


WittKieffer Places Chief Diversity Officer at Gettysburg College

After a national search, Oak Brook, IL-based search firm WittKieffer has placed Eloísa Gordon-Mora as the new chief diversity officer of Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. Christine Pendleton, senior associate, and Randi Miller, associate, led the assignment. Dr. Gordon-Mora serves as a member of Gettysburg’s president’s council and is charged with advancing the school’s diversity, equity,


ZRG Partners Opens Office in Munich

ZRG Partners has opened a new office in Munich and named Ralph von Pallandt as managing director to spearhead a new location. He also furthers the firm’s reach into Germany and Europe. “With his great success as a CHRO across multiple countries for General Motors and SVP for Allianz in Europe and the U.S., Ralph


Daversa Partners Expands Senior Leadership Team

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has named Lindsay Keith as the firm’s newest partner adding nearly a decade of search experience to this senior leadership team. “Lindsay is one of those unique leaders with the ability to compel and encourage her team to take risks while simultaneously fostering a


Midst Inflation Pressures and Recession Fears, Data Reveals What Skills Will Drive Growth and Mitigate Risk 

Companies today are facing a business landscape that offers significant opportunities for growth and innovation fueled by drastic changes in consumer demand, rapid technological advancement, and the widespread adoption of hybrid work. Yet new concerns have emerged— from the extraordinarily tight labor market to rapidly rising inflation to geopolitical tensions that stress not only supply


Five Tips to Help You Help Your Recruiter to Land Your Next Role

You just know the executive search recruiter you connected with is going to help you land your next job! He already has three roles he thought you’d be perfect for. Now, you just need to wait anxiously for the phone call to get the ball rolling, right? But, after hours, days, or maybe weeks of


Vetted Solutions Seeks CEO for American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

The American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) has retained Washington, D.C.- based Vetted Solutions to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. The new CEO will replace a retiring executive and implement the organization’s strategic and annual operating plans. The individual will be expected to oversee all of ASCPT’s programs and services, including


Herbert Mines Associates Appoints CEO

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has named president Brenda Malloy as CEO, effective at the start of 2023. Current chairman and CEO Hal Reiter will remain as chairman. In her new role, Ms. Malloy will be responsible for the strategic growth of the firm. Ms. Malloy is only the third


IMD International Search Group Opens Office in Serbia

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the 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. Global executive search consortium IMD International Search Group has opened a new office in


Helping Companies Meet Digital Danger

Cyber resiliency is the ability of an organization to enable business acceleration by preparing for, responding to, and recovering from cyber threats. A cyber-resilient organization can adapt to known and unknown crises, threats, adversities, and challenges. The goal of cyber resiliency is to help an organization thrive in the face of adverse conditions, be it


How Executive Search Boosts Venture Capital Funds

Among 400 active French investment funds, 14 percent are venture capital funds whose role is to finance emerging high-potential start-ups in innovative sectors. The significant increase in unallocated liquidity in recent years means a substantial choice of investors for start-ups looking to raise funds. Thus, VC funds are now focusing on non-financial aspects in order


ON Partners Recruits Chief Information Officer for Trellix

ON Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Kimberly Anstett as the new chief information officer for Trellix, a cybersecurity company based in San Jose, CA. Partners Andy Hickman and Tim Conti led the assignment. “Kim has a proven record of building high-performing IT organizations,” said Bryan Palma, CEO. “No doubt she will do the same at Trellix while also


Kirk Palmer Associates Assists Destination XL Group, with CMO Search

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer, and respond to ambiguity, according to search consultants. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in


International Executive Search Federation Adds New Member Firm in Austria

The International Executive Search Federation (IESF) has expanded in Austria with the addition of YBM Partners as its newest member firm. “Our expansion with Austria as the traditional gate to Eastern Europe is in line with the strategy of IESF as a growing international organization to be stronger represented in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe,” the


The Top 6 Recruiting Trends 

How do we want to work in the future? Working just to make money and make ends meet is out – the workforce of the future will want more. More flexibility, more meaning, more possibilities. What can you do now to position yourself as a top employer in the future? In a new report, Talentor’s


DHR Global Retained by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. to Lead CFO Search

DHR Global has been enlisted to conduct a chief financial officer search for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., a leading lawn and gardens products company. Rob Tillman, managing partner of DHR’s global financial officer practice, is leading the search. “ScottsMiracle-Gro is an iconic company with several highly recognized brands, a unique heritage, and a commitment to win,”

Collegiate Sports Associates Seeks Head Football Coach for Nebraska

Raleigh, NC-based Collegiate Sports Associates has been called in to conduct the search for the next head football coach at the University of Nebraska. Scott Frost, who had coached the Cornhuskers since 2018, was fired following the team’s loss to Georgia Southern in the third week of the season. The team suffered 31 losses during his


Kingsley Gate Partners Appoints COO

Private equity-backed Kingsley Gate Partners has named Francesca d’Arcangeli as chief operating officer. Based in London, she will be responsible for worldwide operations. “I’m delighted to have Francesca on board as our new chief operating officer,” said Umesh Ramakrishnan, CEO of Kingsley Gate Partners. “Francesca has been responsible for large operations around the globe, speaks multiple languages,


HIEC Expands Industrial and Consumer and Retail Practices

Global search firm H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has named Todd Maners as a partner in the industrial practice and Ken Wilcox as a partner in the consumer and retail practice. Mr. Maners has a background partnering with business leaders to effectively leverage talent to drive organizational transformation.  In addition, he also brings deep expertise in spearheading innovative human capital


Knowing the Difference Between Executive Search and Recruitment 

Many are confused by the difference between executive search and recruitment. The two terms are often used interchangeably, even by the people working within the industry. Although, we could say that recruitment agencies and executive search firms share the same objective – hiring the best possible talent – they do not work the same way,


Salveson Stetson Group Fills Top Talent Role for B. Braun Medical 

Radnor, PA-based executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group has assisted in the recruitment of Josette Jean-Francois as the new senior director of talent and learning at B. Braun Medical Inc. (U.S.), a leader in infusion therapy and pain management that develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. “We recently had the honor of

m/Oppenheim Executive Search Seeks President/CEO for American Foundation for the Blind

Non-profit recruitment firm  m/Oppenheim Executive Search has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) in Arlington, VA. Leading the assignment are Lee Kappelman, Oscar Quiros, and Mark Oppenheim. The new leader will be charged with ensuring that AFB’s fiscal, operations, marketing and communications, human


Longship Group Acquires Lawton Group

Longship Group, a workforce consulting and solutions firm, has acquired Lawton Group, a healthcare and office/professional recruiting firm based in San Diego, CA. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The new leader of the Lawton Group’s operations will be Katherine Sullivan of Longship Group’s healthcare division. “With Lawton Group’s prior 35-plus years of outstanding

High Demand for CHRO Within the Private Equity Sector

Private equity’s impact on the global economy is growing every year. The sector has become a financial behemoth worth as much as $7 trillion dollars globally, according to a McKinsey report — and, as a result, an important direct employer of millions of people worldwide. Like other recruiters that work with PE firms and their

StevenDouglas Appoints CEO

Executive search firm StevenDouglas has named Matt Shore as CEO, succeeding Steve Sadaka, who will assume the role of chairman and founder. “Matt truly embodies the core values that StevenDouglas was founded on. He is always committed to doing what’s best for our employees, clients, and candidates, as well as his community,” said Mr. Sadaka. “I couldn’t think

Caldwell Posts 17 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q3 revenues of $41.9 million (Canadian), a 17 percent increase from a year ago. Financial results include those of IQTalent Partners (IQTP). “This marks the fifth consecutive quarter of record year-over-year revenue results,” said John Wallace, CEO. “Consolidated revenue for the quarter was $41.9 million (a 17 percent increase over the prior year) and $120.2

Cabot Consultants Joins DHR Global

Washington, D.C.-based Cabot Consultants has joined the DHR Global platform. The partnership strengthens Chicago-based DHR’s presence in the nation’s capital and adds two executive search partners, Tom Berray and Jorge Herrera, to the firm, as well as one emerging leader search partner, Trang Gulian, to Jobplex, a DHR company. Serving clients for 20 years, Cabot Consultants has ranked in the top 25

Slone Partners Recruits CFO for Clear Labs

Life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners has placed Edward Fan as the new chief financial officer of Clear Labs, a provider of fully automated, next-generation sequencing for turnkey genomic surveillance and diagnostics. “Edward Fan is a highly respected and admired financial and operations leader with a wealth of experience across healthcare and the life sciences industry,” said Leslie

TritonExec Receives $30 Million Investment from Prytek

London-headquartered executive search firm TritonExec has received a $30 million investment from the talent solutions division of Prytek, a Singaporean multinational technology corporation. “Our investment in TritonExec is a completion of the value chain, from executive search at board and C-suite, to building out leadership teams two and three levels below; we provide the entire

RevelOne Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Workhuman

Greenwood Village, CO-based executive search firm RevelOne has assisted in the recruitment of  Tom Libretto as the new chief marketing officer of Workhuman. Vice president Jason Topel led the assignment. “As we look to the next phase of Workhuman’s growth, we are thrilled to have Tom join our team as CMO to lead our fast-growing marketing organization,”

Randstad Acquires Finite Group in Australia and New Zealand

Acquisitions and consolidations continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. Randstad N.V. recently announced that Randstad Australia has signed an agreement to acquire the Finite Group in Australia and New Zealand. The completion of the acquisition is subject to several conditions, which parties expect to be fulfilled

How to Approach Strategic Board Succession Planning

In the past, boards treated board succession tactically, appointing the most eminent available candidate or someone who could meet an immediate need. Today, however, both external and internal pressures are compelling directors to adopt a longer-term, strategic view of the composition and evolution of their boards, says a new report from Egon Zehnder. But taking

Bryant Group Recruits CEO for Kansas Health Foundation

Irving, TX-based Bryant Group has placed Ed O’Malley as president and CEO of Kansas Health Foundation (KHF). “A lifelong Kansan, Ed has a track record of combining practical leadership skills with visionary system change,” said Jeffry L. Jack, chair of the KHF board of directors. “He has great interpersonal skills, but he also understands and thinks

Harris Search Associates Seeks Chief Scientific Officer for Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Harris Search Associates has been selected to help find the next chief scientific officer for the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH. Search firm founder and managing partner Jeffrey G. Harris is leading the assignment. AWRI wants an experienced pediatric research leader for this role, said the Dublin, OH-based

How Behavioral Assessments Can Accelerate Leadership Transformation   

It’s a well-understood trade-off in many areas of business: Do you want speed or quality? The traditional view is that you cannot have both. Of course, an entire generation of operations engineers and process analysts has built a science around optimizing business systems and processes for quality and speed. “The goal is to eliminate the

Top 5 Trends Governing Global Executive Search

Talent management, particularly hiring and retention, is a major concern and priority across industries and organizations. Over the past two years, businesses have faced multiple challenges with their global executive search, be it from COVID restrictions, a hybrid mode of work, or closed borders. As such, it’s crucial to understand the top trends that will

Kincannon & Reed Strengthens Search Staff

Executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed, which exclusively focuses on food, agribusiness, and the related life sciences, has expanded with the addition of Aidan Connolly as a managing director. “Aidan is well known in the industry, with a reputation as a relationship builder who gets to the root of the problem and develops a practical solution,” said

Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 3.6 Percent

Employment rose by 372,000 in May as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.6 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Notable job gains occurred in professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, and healthcare. Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for Asians increased to 3.0 percent in June.

Overcoming Inequity in Hiring

Over the past few years or so, “diversity” has received consistent attention because of increased national awareness of issues broadly related to hiring practices, the criminal justice system, and economic equity. Systemic inequities have been a matter of public debate, discourse, and contention. In response, a number of organizations have initiated measures to increase their enrollment

Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks New Leader for Baltimore Museum of Art  

The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) has named Russell Reynolds Associates to help find a new director to replace Christopher Bedford, who has moved on to lead the San Francisco Museum of Art. Russell Reynolds was chosen following a rigorous interview process led by the BMA’s 10-member search committee, which is co-chaired by BMA board chair Clair Zamoiski

What to Ask Yourself Before Making a Diversity Hire and How Data Can Help

Anyone who works in executive search right now has seen, and will continue to see, a push for more lists of diverse candidates for open roles. We are also witnessing organizations start to mandate diversity numbers as a benchmark for DEI success, and seeing an influx of diverse candidates at the executive level as a

Pender & Howe Executive Search Seeks CHRO for Covenant Health

CHROs have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company. Their job description calls for them to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk-taking, and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest success will have diverse

Horton International Adds New Partner in Japan

Horton International has expanded in the Asian market with the addition of Yokohama-based Makana Partners as its newest member firm. “Horton International has strengthened it’s on the ground delivery capability in Japan with the addition of Yan Sen and his team,” said Maneesh Ajmani, chairman of Horton International. “We look forward to supporting our clients in Japan

Counteroffers: How to Avoid Your Offer Being Turned Down 

The last three companies that Juli Smith, president of The Smith Consulting Group, spoke with shared a similar frustration about the candidates they had recently extended offers to: They lost out to a counteroffer. “They were so frustrated with the fact that their candidate who they had identified on their own, interviewed, screened, and had taken all the

TurnkeyZRG Recruits Commissioner for the Big 12

TurnkeyZRG has assisted in the recruitment of Brett Yormark as the fifth commissioner of the Big 12 Conference. Mr. Yormark’s official start date with the Irving, TX-based college athletic conference is expected to be August 1. His initial contract term is five years. As announced in April, current commissioner Bob Bowlsby will transition to a new

MalinHughes Expands Senior Search Staff

Chicago-based executive search firm MalinHughes recently expanded with the addition of Talisha Faber as managing director. Ms. Faber will work out of the firm’s offices in Miami and manage client and candidate relationships within the firm’s national financial services and non-profit practices. “We are very excited to have Talisha join our team,” said Robert Becker, partner and chief

Seeking Gender and Racial Equity

The past two years have seen significant progress in raising awareness and opening a national dialogue around racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion. There has been tragedy, with the murder of George Floyd, for example, and triumph with the recognition of Juneteenth as well as the election of Kamala Harris as America’s first black Vice

ON Partners Places Chief Product Officer for Phononic 

Today’s chief product officer is responsible for all product-related matters, and the role is growing in demand, according to executive recruiters who place them. The post typically includes product conception and development, production, innovation, and project and product management. In many IT/ telecommunications companies, the position includes release management and production. Chief product officers generally work on

JamesDruryPartners Names Leader of Hispanic Board Services Practice

Chicago-headquartered JamesDruryPartners has appointed David Arenas as managing principal and leader of the firm’s Hispanic board services practice. Mr. Arenas brings specialized expertise in board director diversity placement. His earlier experience includes management consulting, executive search, and investment banking in industries such as technology, energy, distribution, manufacturing, and consumer goods. Mr. Arenas is an executive

Artico Search Recruits CFO for GoFundMe

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, co-founder of Artico Search, has recruited Greg Mrva as the new chief financial officer of GoFundMe, the leading provider of online fundraising services. Mr. Mrva has over 25 years of experience building finance, strategy, and operating teams at leading technology companies and leading investment banking teams advising global technology businesses. He will be responsible for leading

Daversa Partners Recruits CTO for Toggle Robotics

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has assisted in the recruitment of Joseph Bondaryk as the new chief technology officer of Toggle Robotics in Bohemia, NY. Frank Cumella led the assignment. “Joe is deeply experienced with robotics, AI, and autonomous systems, and is a proven leader of growing technology organizations,” said Daniel

N2Growth Acquires FluidMind Consulting 

N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, is expanding to Mexico with its acquisition of Mexican talent and leadership advisory firm FluidMind Consulting and appointing the firm’s founder, Carlos Alfonso Gonzalez, as managing partner. Mr. Gonzalez will be responsible for all operations in Mexico and neighboring countries and will report directly to Kelli Vukelic, chief

Mogul Creates Partnership with DailyPay

Recruitment platform and executive search firm Mogul recently signed a deal to partner with financial technology company DailyPay. Mogul offers a talent acquisition platform, diversity recruiting services, inclusive networking events, educational events, a job board, and online social communities. “We are thrilled that DailyPay is leading the financial services industry with its focus on diversity hiring,” said

Ducatus Partners Adds Former HR Executive as Partner

Executive search firm Ducatus Partners has added decades of global human resources experience to its team with the addition of Gary McKinney as partner. “To support our clients at the very highest level, we pride ourselves on providing unparalleled insight,” said Allister Graham, managing partner at Ducatus. “Gary’s experience as an HR leader across multiple large energy

George Washington University Selects Education Executives to Find Next President

Leadership roles in today’s colleges and universities have become increasingly demanding and complex. Senior academic leaders must balance the needs of numerous constituents—needs that require a cross section of skills far beyond the traditional set of scholarly and research accomplishments. Those who lead today’s universities are CEOs of publicly scrutinized institutions with requirements to fundraise,

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