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Diversified Search Group Names Managing Directors

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has named three new managing directors, each adding to the firm’s capabilities in serving the needs of clients across key industries and sectors. Allen Chan joins the firm’s corporate practice, Lois Mufuka Martin joins its education practice, and Alicia Salerno has been


Nowsta Secures $41 Million in Funding

Brooklyn-headquartered Nowsta, which provides a cloud-based workforce management platform to enterprises, has raised $41 million Series B funding from GreatPoint Ventures and joined by VMG Catalyst, Rally Ventures, Tribe Capital and existing investors Green Visor Capital, Compound Ventures and Clocktower Technology Ventures. This latest funding round will be used to help Nowsta scale operations across 25

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Linking Culture to Value, Growth and Performance

In the wake of COVID-19, broad and lasting changes to the workplace have advanced a more integrated approach to talent management built around culture. Organizations that once synchronized their talent to corporate vision, core values, and strategic objectives are now aligning people around purpose.


SRI Tapped by Rugby Canada to Lead CEO Search

London-based executive recruiting firm SRI has been chosen to find the next chief executive officer for Rugby Canada, the national governing body of the sport of Rugby Union in Canada. Managing partner David James is leading the assignment. SRI was selected for its track record of complex global sport CEO appointments involving multiple stakeholders 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?


WittKieffer Launches Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Service and Names Practice Leader

Oak Brook-IL-based WittKieffer has launched a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) suite of services and named Philip Burton as the practice’s leader. “The introduction of these services further advances WittKieffer’s commitment to placing and developing qualified, diverse executive leaders in the industries in which the company serves and helping clients to create and maintain leadership cultures that are inclusive and


7 Executive Search Trends to Impact Recruiting Firms in 2022

January is always a great time to reflect and to look ahead. Among the many problems faced over the last 12 months, top-level search strategies have had to adapt to change. “2021 has posed many challenges for organizations: continued restrictions, persisting uncertainty, managing hybrid workforces and closed borders,” said a new report from the International Executive Search Federation (IESF). In its


CarterBaldwin Recruits CIO for CCRM Fertility

The chief information officer is considered one of the most strategic roles in any organization. Still, head hunting within the function remains challenging, as skilled C-suite IT professionals are among the toughest to find. Recently, CarterBaldwin Executive Search assisted in the recruitment of Wade Lowder as chief information officer for Denver-based fertility service CCRM Fertility


Development Guild DDI Seeking CEO for the AKC Museum of the Dog

Non-profit specialist recruitment firm Development Guild DDI has been enlisted to find the next executive director and chief executive officer the AKC Museum of the Dog in New York City. Kieran McTague, senior vice president and director, New York, is spearheading the assignment. The new leader will be responsible for the management and supervision of the day-to-day


De Forest Search Fills Key Post for Dr. Suess Enterprises

Manhattan Beach, CA-based De Forest Search recently recruited Vienna Downes as the new senior director of licensing and sales at Dr. Suess Enterprises, a children’s entertainment company committed to caretaking Theodor Seuss Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss) legacy. As a global entertainment leader, Ms. Downes brings a progressive career in the toy and entertainment space to Dr. Seuss including Warner Bros.,


Heidrick & Struggles Makes Leadership Changes in Asia-Pacific and Middle East Region

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has announced new leadership appointments in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region. These include regional practice managing partners in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East for the global technology and services practice and the CEO and board of directors practice; country manager for Australia; and partner-in-charge for Singapore. “As organizations continue to navigate a course


How On-Demand Talent is Unlocking Value for Private Equity Investments  

One constant about private equity is that the landscape is always changing. For some, those changes can lead to obsolescence; but for those with vision, change is an opportunity to unlock new opportunities for alpha returns, according to a new report from Upwork. “One relatively slow-moving change? The differentiating levers that a PE firm can


Hudson Gate Partners Places Chief People Officer at Mogo

Hudson Gate Partners recently recruited Allan Smith as the first chief people officer for Mogo, a NASDAQ-traded digital payments and financial technology company in Vancouver, British Columbia. Daryl-Lynn Michaud led the assignment. “We’ve been fortunate to attract and build an outstanding team at Mogo, and we’re excited to have Allan lead our people efforts going forward as we look


HealthSearch Partners Recruits New CEO for Maury Regional Health  

HealthSearch Partners recently placed Davin Turner as the next chief executive officer of Maury Regional Health, a three-hospital health system located in Columbia, TN. This project was managed by senior principal and co-founder Barry Cesafsky with the assistance of chief operating officer Laura Conley. Together they worked closely with the eight-member Maury board of trustees,

Diversified Search Group Names Managing Directors

Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm backed by private equity firm ShoreView Industries, has named three new managing directors, each adding to the firm’s capabilities in serving the needs of clients across key industries and sectors. Allen Chan joins the firm’s corporate practice, Lois Mufuka Martin joins its education practice, and Alicia Salerno has been


Nowsta Secures $41 Million in Funding

Brooklyn-headquartered Nowsta, which provides a cloud-based workforce management platform to enterprises, has raised $41 million Series B funding from GreatPoint Ventures and joined by VMG Catalyst, Rally Ventures, Tribe Capital and existing investors Green Visor Capital, Compound Ventures and Clocktower Technology Ventures. This latest funding round will be used to help Nowsta scale operations across 25


Moving Forward in 2022 Requires a Sticky Culture

2021 was the year of the employee. Around four million Americans exercised choice and quit their jobs each month in a trend that has become known as The Great Resignation. For 2022, a new report from DHR Global concludes, it is a business imperative for companies to stop the flow of employees exiting and ensure


Caldwell Recruits President and CEO for Rocky Mountaineer 

Toronto-based Caldwell has assisted in the recruitment of David McKenna as president and chief executive officer of Rocky Mountaineer in Vancouver, Canada, Drew Railton, Les Gombik, John Davidson, Tim Bostick, Natalie Stones and Meghan Harrelson led the assignment. “Rocky Mountaineer is an iconic tourism experience, a global champion, so it is fitting we have a tourism visionary, champion and


Leaders International Seeks CEO for the Alberta Chambers of Commerce 

Leaders International, an executive search firm with eight offices across Canada, has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC). Leading the assignment for the Toronto-based search firm are partner Anurag Shourie and consultant Cecilia Oteiza-Ayres. The president and CEO is responsible for providing efficient and


CIO Partners Called in by PropertySync to Lead CTO Search

Skilled IT leaders are among the toughest to find. CIO Partners was recently selected by PropertySync to lead their search for the role of chief technology officer. As PropertySync’s exclusive search partner for this role, the search firm will conduct the initial review of all candidates. Located remotely in the Pacific Northwest, PropertySync’s mission is to transform


InterSearch Worldwide Elects Chairman for the Middle East

InterSearch Worldwide, a global alliance of executive search companies with 90 offices in 50 countries, has elected Ehab Hassan as chairman, Middle East. “We are very pleased to have Ehab join our executive leadership team as chairman of the Middle East,” said Samantha Robinson, managing director Middle East. “He brings the breadth and depth of experience,


Caldwell Posts Q1 Revenue Gain of 112 Percent

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q1 revenues of $38.4 million (Canadian), a 112 percent increase from a year ago. Financial results include those of IQTalent Partners (IQTP) beginning on the date of acquisition of December 31, 2020. “This was a record-breaking start to the year for Caldwell – consolidated revenue for the quarter was $38.4 million, representing a 112 percent increase


4 Ways the Pandemic Changed How Job Seekers Seek Work

COVID-19 has impacted nearly every facet of our lives over the past two years. Companies moved to remote work and in the process adjusted to new ways of working. Through it all, a labor shortage has made talent acquisition leaders and their recruiting partners scratch their heads and wonder what can be done to attract and secure


Jobless Claims Rise as Omicron Worries Continue

The Labor Department reported that 286,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, an increase of 55,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up by 1,000 from 230,000 to 231,000. Still, the unemployment rate fell last month to a pandemic low 3.9 percent. The four-week moving average


The Christopher Group Tapped by Dellbrook | JKS to Lead Top HR Search

Dellbrook | JKS, one of the Northeast’s fastest-growing construction companies, has selected The Christopher Group (TCG), a boutique HR executive search and business solutions recruiting firm, to lead its search for a vice president of human capital /people /human resources. Founder and CEO, Tom Christopher, and managing partner, Jeff Wilbanks are leading the assignment. “We are tremendously honored to have


Stevenson Search Partners Launches Rebrand

Fort Lee, NJ-based Stevenson Search Partners (formerly The Stevenson Group), a global life science executive search firm, has launched a company-wide rebranding, including a new name, logo, visual identity and website. The search firm said the changes are meant to reflect its evolution into a modern and dynamic next generation search partner for life science


Entering the New Frontier in Executive Recruiting

The last 24 months have changed everything. For businesses. For leaders. For employees. For executive recruiters. Now, as the dust settles, one fact becomes clear: Power has shifted. From organizations to people. From profit to mutual prosperity. From ‘me’ to ‘we.’ According to a recent Korn Ferry report, employees are now starting to ask human


ON Partners Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for StarCompliance  

Top-drawer chief revenue officers are commonly found at start-ups and smaller businesses and tend to the bottom line while the rest of the C-level team expands key partnerships, seeks growth opportunities, or sources funding. That is changing. Larger businesses now view the CRO post as an essential, long-term role. In one recent search, ON Partners assisted in


TurnkeyZRG Assists University of Wisconsin Recruit Head Soccer Coach

TurnkeyZRG recently placed Neil Jones as head soccer coach for University of Wisconsin. Mr. Jones previously led the Loyola University Chicago men’s soccer program for nine years. “We are thrilled to welcome Neil Jones as our next men’s soccer head coach,” said Chris McIntosh, Wisconsin’s director of athletics. “He has a proven track record of


Greenwich Harbor Partners Recruits Board Members for Retro Report

Although boards of directors are considered the backbones of organizations, director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. Recently, Greenwich Harbor Partners placed Todd Larsen, president of the global Nexis Solutions division of LexisNexis;

Will the Great Resignation Cause a Pay Gap? 

For years, numerous companies have been trying to close the gap in pay for women and men who perform the same job. The effort has taken years for many organizations, along with threats of lawsuits and public pressure to bring women to parity, according to a new report from Korn Ferry. But just when many

Cooper Coleman Recruits CEO for Interact for Health

Cooper Coleman LLC has placed Kate Schroder as the new president and CEO of Cincinnati, OH-based community health organization Interact for Health. Dr. O’dell Moreno Owens recently stepped down from the position. Bill Coleman, principal and co-founder of Cooper Coleman, led the assignment. “This is a particularly unique leadership opportunity, not only due to the essential

Boyden Expands in East Africa

Boyden has added new partner Farah Esmail as Boyden East Africa continues to provide leadership solutions and client service to social impact enterprises, family firms and hyper-growth, private equity-backed businesses. “Boyden East Africa is culturally astute and demonstrates a deeply held commitment to the region’s social and economic progress,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO of Boyden. “We are delighted that

The Federal Reserve of Dallas Calls in Egon Zehnder to Find New Leader

Financial services organizations, generally, are facing a new competitive landscape, regulatory challenges, and a constant struggle to manage cost and efficiency. It is an environment growing in complexity by the day. This requires strategic leaders, both men and women, with a multidimensional skillset and competencies that often go above and beyond any typical job description.

Isaacson, Miller Seeks Leader for the Allen Institute

Isaacson, Miller has been chosen to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Allen Institute, the non-profit research organization founded by the late Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft Corp. Leading the assignment are partners Cati Mitchell-Crossley and David Bellshaw, and senior associate Hayden Lizotte. The Allen Institute seeks a distinguished scientist,

Carrington & Carrington Recruits VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Lawrence University

Chicago-based Carrington & Carrington has assisted in the recruitment of Eric Mayes as vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion for Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. “Dr. Mayes has a level of passion and commitment to DEI work that will be game-changing for Lawrence,” said Laurie A. Carter, president of Lawrence University. “He has the experience that we need in

Blue Rock Acquires ReCreation’s Executive Search Practice 

Blue Rock Search has acquired ReCreation’s human resources executive search practice. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ReCreation’s consulting practice will remain an independent entity, separate from Blue Rock Search. Founded in 2008, ReCreation’s executive search practice has built relationships with an impressive client list, including Amazon, Oshkosh, Fluke Networks, Charles Schwab, Spectrum

IIC Partners Adds New Member Firm in India

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has added Claricent Partners in India as its newest member firm. “We are thrilled to welcome Claricent Partners into IIC Partners,” said Christine Hayward, executive director of IIC Partners. “Jyoti and her team provide their clients with an exceptional search experience, and their values are very much aligned with IIC Partners. Claricent Partners

How HR Can Help Build the Organization of the Future  

The pandemic has created profound and immediate changes to how societies operate and how individuals interact and work. McKinsey & Company recently spoke with 350 HR leaders about the role of uncertainty in their function. They said that over the next two years they wanted to prioritize initiatives that strengthen their organizations’ ability to drive change in

Jobless Claims Remain Idle as Recovery Looms

The Labor Department reported that 268,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, a decrease of 1,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 2,000 from 267,000 to 269,000. The four-week moving average was 272,750, a decrease of

Frederickson Partners Places Chief People Officer at Mitratech 

With the coronavirus crisis continuing to disrupt the world economy, chief people officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. Executive recruiters across the business landscape report that searches for these C-suite executives

The Moran Company Retained to Find New Leader for Cottonwood Inc.

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been called in to help find the next chief executive officer for Lawrence, KS-based Cottonwood Inc., which serves individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Ann Graff, senior search consultant, is leading the assignment. “The CEO reports to the board of directors and works

Allen Austin Appoints Consumer Products and Retail Sector Leader

Houston, TX-based search firm Allen Austin, parent company to Gaines International, has named Ken Wilcox as its newest partner and head of the consumer products and retail sectors in the executive search practice. “Ken is a truly exceptional addition to the Allen Austin team,” said Darcie Murray, senior managing partner. “Ken will help us make deeper inroads

Pursuing Culture as a Financial Performance Driver 

Heidrick & Struggles recently surveyed 500 CEOs at large companies around the world about how they define culture and how it influences financial performance. Findings suggest that most CEOs make culture a priority. Problem is many are not particularly intentional in their pursuit of culture as a driver of financial performance. The report, which was authored by Heidrick consultants

Caldwell Reports Extraordinary Year-End Results

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q4 revenues of $41.7 million (Canadian), a 271 percent increase from a year ago. Full year revenues rose by 106 percent, from $56.7 last year to $119.5 million. Financial results include those of IQTalent Partners (IQTP) beginning on the date of acquisition of December 31, 2020. “Fiscal 2021 was a year of enormous and

Korn Ferry Assists the New York Mets in Landing New GM

Korn Ferry has assisted in the recruitment of Billy Eppler as the new general manager of the New York Mets. The Mets did not confirm the deal because it is not yet official, but a source said the two sides were working out final contract details and completing a background check which should be completed by

Terra Search Partners Names Co-Leader of Affordable Housing and Impact Investing Practice

San Francisco, CA-based, real estate focused executive recruiting firm Terra Search Partners recently appointed Becky Regan as managing director and co-lead the firm’s affordable housing and impact investing practice. She will work alongside partner Greg Melanson. Additionally, with Regan’s hire, the firm extends its footprint in the Northeast. “At Terra Search, we are inspired by the

Egon Zehnder Assists Queensland Investment Corp. With CEO Search

After a four-month global search, Egon Zehnder has placed Kylie Rampa as chief executive officer of QIC, a leading Australian investment manager owned by the Queensland Government. Ms. Rampa will begin her new role in April, succeeding Damien Frawley, who has led the organization for over nine years. Mr. Frawley announced in June that he

Daversa Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for H1

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has assisted in the recruitment of Traunza Adams as chief people officer of H1, which provides the largest global healthcare platform that connects healthcare professionals. Director Meagan Flynn and partner Peter Baiocco led the assignment. “H1 has hired talent at an extraordinary pace, especially

The Loring Group Places VP of Supply Chain for Kendo Brands

San Francisco-headquartered executive search firm The Loring Group recently placed Ngan Lam as vice president of supply chain for Kendo Brands. The search was led by partner Rich Kampmann. Kendo Holdings is a San Francisco-based beauty brand developer and wholesaler owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury group. Kendo has become the

Heidrick & Struggles Names Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Tracey Heaton as its new chief legal officer and corporate secretary. “As we continue to expand our suite of future-focused offerings and innovative, tech-driven capabilities, Tracey’s proven global experience across commercial, corporate and digital payments technology arenas will be incredibly valuable to our ongoing growth

Hudson Global Posts 77.1 Percent Increase in Revenues

Old Greenwich, Conn.-based recruiting firm Hudson Global Inc.  / (NASDAQ:HSON)  has posted third quarter of $45 million, an increase of 77.1 percent from the third quarter of 2020 and 71.8 percent in constant currency. This surpassed the Zacks consensus estimate by 11.55 percent. The company has topped consensus revenue estimates four times over the last four

SpenglerFox Appoints Head of Talent Acquisition

Global executive search and human capital solutions provider SpenglerFox has named Dimitra Filis as head of talent acquisition. She will be responsible for the firm’s talent acquisition strategy to support the rapid growth of the business in key markets. “At a time when we are growing our own talent to support the rapid expansion of our business

ESG in Private Equity and What it Means for Talent

There’s no denying that sustainability has gained traction, momentum and awareness in recent years. Governments, corporations, and non-profits around the world have increasingly come under scrutiny for their actions and policies, and in many instances their lack thereof. The issue is no longer one that’s feasible to ignore, or advisable to be passive about, and this is to

H.I. Executive Consulting Assists Volcon with CEO Search

H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has recruited Jordan Davis as the new chief executive officer of Volcon, the first all-electric, off-road powersports company. He will succeed Andrew Leisner, who has served as CEO since the company’s establishment. “We are delighted to have played our part in the search for Volcon’s chief executive officer,” said Brian Donohoe, partner. “We

Lindauer Seeks VP Development for University of Washington

Boston-based Lindauer has been retained by the University of Washington to lead its search for a vice president for development, university advancement. Jill Lasman, senior executive vice president, and Tensie J. Taylor, consultant, are spearheading the assignment. “The University of Washington is seeking an inclusive, strategic and collaborative leader to serve as the next vice president

Odgers Berndtson Adds Partner to Alternative Assets Recruiting Practice

Odgers Berndtson has expanded with the addition of Coleen Howard as a partner in the asset, wealth and alternative investments sector of the firm’s financial services practice based in Boston. “We are delighted that Coleen has joined the firm,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “Her deep background in asset and wealth management as well as

Hirewell Raises $21 Million in Funding

Hirewell, a Chicago-based talent acquisition firm, secured an investment of $21 million from Prytek, a global investment firm with expertise in integrating global services firms with cutting-edge technologies. Prytek will provide capital to enable Hirewell to accelerate its organic growth and integrate technology into its managed recruiting services. As part of this investment, Hirewell will

New York Mets Tap Korn Ferry to Assist Lagging GM Search

According to multiple sources, the New York Mets have called in Korn Ferry to assist in its search for a new general manager. Speaking to reporters at the general managers’ meeting on Tuesday, Mets team president Sandy Alderson said what initially began as a hunt for two roles, a president of baseball operations and general

How to Prepare Candidates for a Successful Resignation

So, you’ve just run an exhaustive search process leading to a key executive that everyone has agreed is ‘the one.’ The negotiations are finally over, the swords have been put away and you have a signature on the offer letter. Time to celebrate, right? Think again. Never underestimate a candidate’s ability to blow themselves up

Bespoke Partners Opens East Coast Office

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has opened a Philadelphia-area office driven by the firm’s rapid growth in its executive recruiting and leadership advisory services for private equity-backed software companies. The new office joins the Bespoke Partners headquarters in San Diego and its regional office in Austin. Bespoke also named Maria Scharper as vice president

Russell Reynolds Associates Assists Taylor Morrison with CFO Search

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. And there is no let-up in sight. Russell Reynolds Associates recently assisted in the recruitment of Lou Steffens as

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