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ZRG Partners Wendy Murphy Global HR Practice Group

ZRG Partners Expands Global HR Practice Group

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has expanded its global human resource officers’ practice with the addition of Wendy Murphy as managing director and global practice leader. She will also be engaged in ZRG’s healthcare practice, where she has deep experience in private equity healthcare searches. Joining Ms. Murphy are several key

Signium Annelize van Rensburg leader global consumer goods services

Signium Names Leader of Global Consumer Goods and Services Practice

Executive search consortium Signium has named Annelize van Rensburg as leader of its global consumer goods and services practice. She has 20 years of executive search experience and is one of the founding members of Talent Africa, which became Signium Africa last year. “Ms. van Rensburg is fulfilling a critical role as successful practice groups are a key part

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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.

Hudson Global 15.9 Revenue Gain

Hudson Global Posts 15.9 Percent Revenue Gain

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted first quarter revenues of $16.2 million, up 15.9 percent in constant currency, from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 35 percent. Meanwhile, Hudson America and Hudson Europe struggled, posting revenue decreases of 14 percent and two percent, respectively. The New York-based recruiting company posted

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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?

Four Corners Group Technology Practice Leader

Four Corners Group Names Technology Practice Leader

Toronto-headquartered executive recruiting firm Four Corners Group has expanded with the addition of Sup Das as leader of its technology practice. Mr. Das has 15 years of expertise as an IT professional, helping enterprises to reach their business, organizational, and technical potential through the acquisition of top talent. His philosophy has focused heavily on the cultivation of


What to Really Consider When Hiring a Search Firm

Organizations justifiably take many criteria into account when considering partnering with an executive search firm. But which ones are the most important? A new report by Mitch Oakley, founder and CEO of search firm Charles Aris, lays out the questions to ask when selecting a recruiting firm for your next big assignment. Various studies have underscored

Ventura Partners Courtney Gruber chief retail officer drybar
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Ventura Partners Places Chief Retail Officer for drybar

Beverly Hills, CA-based executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has placed Courtney Gruber as the new chief retail officer for drybar, a blowout hair salon chain. Ventura founder and partner Julie Ford led the search. “Courtney is the consummate, ‘customer first’ executive and a dynamic, well-rounded leader with a proven track record of success,” said John Hefner,

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Herbert Mines Lands CEO for Art Van Furniture

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

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Ichor Leadership Search Finds CIO for the Department of Corrections

New Zealand-based executive recruiting firm Ichor Leadership Search has placed Alastair Turrell into the position of chief information officer at the Department of Corrections. Mr. Turrell was most recently director of the software division at Datacom, a strategic leadership role he held over a decade, contributing significantly to growth and expansion. Joining the IT services firm in 2002, he was initially appointed to lead the infrastructure division, with

ProClinical launched ProClinical Executive

ProClinical Launches New Executive Search Service

Life sciences talent solutions provider ProClinical has launched a new executive search service dubbed ProClinical Executive. The company said that it “is aiming to redefine expectations of retained search by demonstrating a more targeted and streamlined process with a core emphasis on outcomes and delivery. The new executive brand has set out a vision of


With Skilled Applicants in Short Supply, AI Emerges to Lure Passive Candidates

These are challenging days to find well-qualified talent for top roles. Beyond the well-documented, worldwide shortage of talent, unemployment is down. In fact, it hit a 19-year low of 3.9 percent in April, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The unemployment rate for college-degreed workers who are 25 or older was just

CohenTaylor Chris Coleman CEO Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
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CohenTaylor Places CEO at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Minneapolis-headquartered CohenTaylor Executive Search has placed St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman as the new president and chief executive officer of the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. He will replace Susan Haigh, who is retiring after leading the non-profit for more than 13 years. The organization was seeking someone with a passion for affordable housing, along with a fluency and aptitude for

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Tapped by Generation Church to Find New Executive Pastor

Generation Church in Mesa, AZ, has retained executive recruiting firm Vanderbloemen Search Group to lead its hunt for a new executive pastor. The church is seeking candidates who can perform well in the role, whether their education came formally or through learning on the job. “The individual who never stops learning will especially be attractive,”

ZRG Partners Wendy Murphy Global HR Practice Group

ZRG Partners Expands Global HR Practice Group

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has expanded its global human resource officers’ practice with the addition of Wendy Murphy as managing director and global practice leader. She will also be engaged in ZRG’s healthcare practice, where she has deep experience in private equity healthcare searches. Joining Ms. Murphy are several key

Signium Annelize van Rensburg leader global consumer goods services

Signium Names Leader of Global Consumer Goods and Services Practice

Executive search consortium Signium has named Annelize van Rensburg as leader of its global consumer goods and services practice. She has 20 years of executive search experience and is one of the founding members of Talent Africa, which became Signium Africa last year. “Ms. van Rensburg is fulfilling a critical role as successful practice groups are a key part


A New Way to Build Partnerships with Recruitment Firms

Qualified executive talent is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit. The recent drop of the unemployment rate to a 19-year low of 3.9 percent has impacted the availability of talent, and as a result businesses are realizing the benefits of building long-term relationships with recruiters. “Companies are more open than ever to hire retained search firms

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JDG Associates Seeks President for Surety & Fidelity Association of America

Rockville, MD-based search firm JDG Associates has been selected to find the next president of the Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA). Lynn M. Schubert, the group’s current president, announced in December that she would be retiring at the end of this year. Paul Belford, principal at the recruitment firm, is spearheading the search. Ms.

Kirk Palmer Associates Molly Adams President Famous Footwear
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Kirk Palmer Associates Lands President for Famous Footwear

Retail-focused executive search firm Kirk Palmer Associates has recruited former Walt Disney executive Molly Adams as the new president of Famous Footwear. The company considered both internal and external candidates. Rick Ausick, who became president in 2009, is retiring this year as part of a planned succession. He will remain actively involved in day-to-day operations during the transition. “Molly

SRiCheyenne hires Glenn Horine sports practice

SRiCheyenne Expands North American Sports Recruiting Practice

SRiCheyenne has undergone a wave of growth since its creation last year with the merger of the Cheyenne Group and SRi. Recently, the firm brought aboard a new partner, Glenn Horine, to focus on developing the firm’s North American sports practice. Mr. Horine previously led his own sports & entertainment consulting practice, H & H Consulting, for the

Per Ardua Associates launches Pantheon Leadership Consulting

Per Ardua Associates Launches Leadership Consulting Division

London-based financial services search firm Per Ardua Associates has added a new consulting business, Pantheon Leadership Consulting, joining a long and growing list of search firms moving into the leadership advice space. Jennifer Jones will be assisting the lead team at Per Ardua in putting together the new leadership consulting operation. Offerings will include coaching, mentoring,

Talent Shortage Threaten Business Growth

Talent Shortage Could Threaten Global Business Growth

By 2030, demand for skilled workers will outstrip supply, resulting in a global talent shortage of more than 85.2 million people, according to a newly released report by Korn Ferry. The study found that left to run its course, the shortage will result in nearly $8.5 trillion in unrealized revenue in the economies analyzed. The eye-opening figures are the

University Texas College Sports Solutions Head Track Coach
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University of Texas Taps College Sports Solutions for Head Track Coach

Atlanta-based executive recruiters College Sports Solutions (CSS) has been selected by the University of Texas to lead its search for a new head coach for its track team. The previous coach, Mario Sategna, was fired after five years on the job, with the school saying it wanted to go in a new direction. Jeff Schemmel, founder and

Long Wharf Theatre Arts Consulting Group Artistic Director
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Long Wharf Theatre Picks Arts Consulting Group to Find Artistic Director

Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven has chosen Arts Consulting Group (ACG) to find its next artistic director. The previous leader, Gordon Edelstein, was fired in January after accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct. Josh Borenstein, the group’s managing director, has taken on the artistic director responsibilities in the interim. The search is expected to

HR Veteran hrQ

HR Veteran Joins hrQ

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Just recently, hrQ added HR veteran Jack Reynolds to its Dallas office as a principal consultant. Mr. Reynolds is said to be a results-driven global human resources executive and consultant with a broad portfolio of expertise in

Amrop New Firm South Africa

Amrop Adds New Member Firm in South Africa

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in 48 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas remains in growth mode. Its newest member firm is Woodburn Mann in South Africa. Led by managing partner Andrew Woodburn, Woodburn Mann was established in 1982 in Johannesburg. It serves a range of clients across southern

Alexander Mann Solutions Acquired OMERS Private Equity $1.1 Billion

Alexander Mann Solutions to be Acquired by OMERS Private Equity for $1.1 Billion

OMERS Private Equity, the private equity investment arm of Ontario-headquartered OMERS, has entered into an agreement with New Mountain Capital to acquire Alexander Mann Solutions, a London-based talent acquisition and management services firm, for $1.1 billion. Alexander Mann Solutions has industry expertise in a number of sectors, specifically retail and financial services; investment banking and

Calibre One Scott Gutz CEO Monster
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Calibre One Recruits CEO for Monster

Executive search firm Calibre One has placed Scott Gutz as the new CEO of jobs website Monster. He replaces Mark Stoever, who left the company in 2017. Partner Diane McIntyre and principal Mark Frank led the assignment. “Monster is at a pivotal point in its digital transformation and we’re thrilled to have someone with Scott’s experience and

Sterling Martin Associates CEO National Association County City Health Officials
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Sterling Martin Associates Places CEO at National Association of County and City Health Officials

Following a national search conducted by Sterling Martin Associates, the Washington, D.C.-based National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) selected Lori Tremmel Freeman to be its next chief executive officer. Prior to joining NACCHO, Ms. Freeman served for four years as CEO of the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, where she

ZRG Consumer Products Practice Leader

ZRG Names Consumer Products Practice Leader

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Giovanni Lamarca as a managing director and a consumer products sector leader within the firm’s growing consumer practice. “The addition of Giovanni strengthens our strategy and commitment to accelerate our ability to serve a wider range of

Witt/Kieffer Seeks Diversity Leaders for Central Michigan and Ohio Universities

The role of chief diversity officer is expanding at universities across the country. It has, in fact, become one of the most important positions for shaping the vision, culture and very face of institutions of higher learning from coast to coast. It is also increasingly becoming a cabinet-level job, with a broad range of responsibilities

Gatti & Associates Boston Office

Gatti & Associates Expands Greater Boston Office

Executive search firm Gatti & Associates, a GattiHR company, has expanded with the additions of Peter McStravick as senior vice president and John Todd as vice president in the Medfield, MA office. “Peter’s deep experience in global executive search at two well-regarded firms supports our continued expansion in large markets and within the tech sector,” said Alice Koehn Benson, president and CEO at Gatti

Direct Recruiters Partners PRADCO partnership

Direct Recruiters Partners with Assessment Firm

Cleveland-based executive search firm Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has formed a partnership with PRADCO, a talent assessment, development and management company. “With the ongoing data-driven environment we are experiencing, our partnership with PRADCO will assist us in our goal of providing customized solutions that help our clients hire top talent for mission-critical positions,” said Dan

Six Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your In-House Recruiting Function

For many companies, starting an in-house recruiting operation to find senior-level talent makes good sense. They can save money on search firm fees and take full control of their hiring destiny. What’s more, in-house recruiters have an advantage over external recruiters in that they fully understand their company’s brand, and its culture and goals, all

Development Guild DDI Seeking Development Officer for Farnsworth Art Museum

For non-profit organizations, these are challenging days. Declining support from government sources, increased demand for their services and competition for donor dollars are just a few of the issues that charitable organizations must overcome to stay afloat each year. So it is that roles like the chief development officer become all the more critical. Museums

Korn Ferry Vince Tyra AD University of Louisville

Korn Ferry Helps Find New AD for University of Louisville

Korn Ferry recently assisted in the recruitment of Vince Tyra as the new vice president for intercollegiate athletics and athletics director for the University of Louisville. The former business executive becomes just the third athletics director for the Cardinals in the last 38 years. The previous AD, Tom Jurich, was fired in the wake of an FBI

Benchmark Executive Search Expands Advisory Board

Global spending on cybersecurity by companies and governments is expected to reach over $90 billion this year, according to information technology research advisory group Gartner. There are some 500,000 cyber attacks globally every day – with American companies experiencing billions of dollars in intellectual property theft, much of which goes either unnoticed or unreported. All

Momenta Partners hires Laura Westby

Momenta Partners Strengthens Staff with Veteran Lawyer

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has expanded with the addition of Laura Westby as partner. She will assist the firm in growing the advisory, executive search and ventures business globally from offices in Basel, Switzerland and Minneapolis. Ms. Westby has more than 20 years’ experience driving commercial arrangements, strategic counsel and corporate development in deep technology sectors.

Big Challenges Ahead for Recruiting and Talent Sector

Big Challenges Ahead for Recruiting and Talent Sector

Across many parts of the globe, 2018 has started with a job market as robust as any in recent years. It’s been so strong that recruiters are being forced to get creative in order to fill all the position mandates coming their way. And they’re not the only ones. A new Korn Ferry report, in

Quick Leonard Kieffer CNO Illinois Valley Community Hospital

Quick Leonard Kieffer Lands CNO for Illinois Valley Community Hospital

As the life sciences sector continues to expand and reconfigure itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer (CNO) has traditionally been

AGB Search President Slippery Rock University

AGB Search Recruits President for Slippery Rock University

In recent months, a number of top universities have announced that they are looking for new, high-profile leaders to take them into new eras of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, in some cases, globalization. Several schools haven’t changed leaders in years or even decades, and their boards of trustees and search committees are finding an entirely

Ducatus Partners Announces U.S. Expansion

Executive search firm Ducatus Partners has expanded with the additions of Jonathan Verlander as partner and DeLynn Mitchell as principal to strengthen its U.S. team. They will be based in Houston. The firm says the hirings are part of its growth strategy which has been driven by a recovery in the energy markets and a resurgence in

Logan Development Group Partners VisionFirst Advisors

Logan Development Group Partners With VisionFirst Advisors

Economic development consulting firm VisionFirst Advisors has formed an alliance with executive recruiters Logan Development Group. The partnership between the top-tier firms capitalizes on and expands the breadth of services offered across each company in talent acquisition, development and executive search. VisionFirst, headed by CEO and founder Gray Swoope, is a customer-driven consulting firm that develops

Executive Search Firms Seek to Make Data and Analytics Less Burdensome

Executive Search Firms Seek to Make Data and Analytics Less Burdensome

Big Data is changing business everywhere. The explosion of available information in the past few years has created a seismic shift in how companies now operate and go to market. While most organizations already have vast amounts of information about their employees, few companies are truly using their own human capital analytics to the full

Prodigy Sports Chief Growth Officer Engine Shop

Prodigy Sports Places Chief Growth Officer at Engine Shop

Freehold, NJ-based Prodigy Sports, a nationwide leader in top-level sports recruiting, has placed Gord Lang as chief growth officer with Engine Shop. Founder and chief executive officer Scott Carmichael led the search. Mr. Lang had been chief growth officer at Octagon Marketing, which he joined in 2001. Among his duties, he helped companies maximize return on

Pyramind Lands New Leader for the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau

Falls Church, VA-based executive search firm Pyramind has recruited Jeffrey S. Vasser as the executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau. He succeeds Betsey Howell, who retired last year after leading the organization for 35 years. Lori Miller had been serving as interim executive director. Hope Johnson, president and CEO of Pyramind, led the

Odgers Berndtson Head of Healthcare Life Sciences Practices

Odgers Berndtson Names Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences Practices

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Michael T. Kelly to its Minneapolis office as vice chairman, global head of life sciences, and U.S. head of the healthcare and life sciences practices. “Mike brings to his clients personal attention and unparalleled access to an international talent base across all major

Atkinson Macleod Energy & Natural Resources Practice Leader

Atkinson Macleod Appoints Energy & Natural Resources Practice Leader

Atkinson Macleod Executive Search has named Chris Grange as director to lead its energy and natural resources business. His new role will allow the firm to expand its offerings in the energy, oil and gas and natural resources markets, focusing on Scotland, the U.K. and Europe. Mr. Grange, who is based in Aberdeen, Scotland, has

Top HR Leaders Say Companies Are Unprepared to Replace Them

Only 50 percent of chief human resources officers believe that their companies have a ready-now successor should they leave their job, according to a new survey of almost 400 CHROs and HR leaders by Salveson Stetson Group, a Hunt Scanlon Media Ranked Top 50 Healthcare and Life Sciences search firm. While eight out of 10 of those

Ventura Partners CMO 5.11 Tactical

Ventura Partners Finds New CMO for 5.11 Tactical

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Ventura Partners recently recruited Dave Larson to

Korn Ferry CEO Boston Beer Company

Korn Ferry Places CEO at Boston Beer Company

Boston Beer Company recently named former Peet’s Coffee chief executive Dave Burwick as its new leader. Korn Ferry conducted the search, which began a year ago. Mr. Burwick replaces longtime president and CEO Martin Roper, who announced that he will retire this year. The company’s board of directors had known for over a year that Mr.

Toft Group Ronald Giannotti COO

Toft Group Names COO

Given the integration of technology into all facets of everyday life, the healthcare industry is hardly alone in facing technology-related issues. But these take on increased importance when they impact health, disease diagnosis, treatment and, ultimately, human longevity. Having the right leaders, especially those with vision and transformational skills, to sort through such complex challenges,

CMP Merges with The Frontier Group

CMP, a talent development and transition firm, has merged with Atlanta-based coaching firm The Frontier Group. Frontier, which has a 31-year track record of delivering individual career transition solutions, redeployment solutions and executive coaching, will operate under the CMP brand. Patrick Lynch, Frontier’s president, will stay on post-merger and assume the title of president, CMP Southeast

Top Recruiter Accused of Stealing Korn Ferry Trade Secrets Reports to Federal Prison

David Nosal, the onetime star Korn Ferry recruiter who was convicted of violating a federal anti-hacking law, has exhausted his decade-long efforts to stay out of prison and reported to the federal penitentiary in Atwater, CA on March 14. Mr. Nosal, who left Korn Ferry to found NGS Global, was charged back in 2008 with

Stanton Chase Alex Fouquet CEO Sogebank

Stanton Chase Recruits CEO for Sogebank

Stanton Chase International has placed Alex Fouquet as the new CEO of Sogebank, one of the largest commercial banks in Haiti. Mark Young, a director in the search firm’s Miami office, led the assignment. “This was a challenging search since Haiti has a very distinct culture and one that must be understood and respected by all

UConn Selects Parker Executive Search to Find Next Men’s Basketball Coach

In the wake of its recent firing of men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie amid an investigation by the NCAA, the University of Connecticut has selected Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search to lead the search for a new coach. “It is unfortunate that this decision became necessary,” the university’s athletic director, David Benedict, said in a statement. “As with

Alta Associates Pam Stenson chief resiliency officer

Alta Associates Names Chief Resiliency Officer

Flemington, NJ-based search firm Alta Associates has expanded with the addition of Pam Stenson in the newly created position of chief resiliency officer. The firm plans to use Ms. Stenson’s extensive experience with chief information officers to help broaden its network and recruiting capabilities in the technology arena. Over the past 30 years, Alta Associates has become

Flashlight Partners opens Carmel Indiana

Flashlight Partners Launches in Indiana

An array of new recruiting firms has been launching around the world in recent months. The latest: Flashlight Partners, an executive recruitment firm based in Carmel, IN, has opened for business. “I believe that one should live intentionally and not vicariously,” said founder and CEO Laura Latham, in a recent interview with Current in Carmel,

Creating Clear Paths for Leaders Demands Discipline and Preparation

For companies big and small, the consequences of failing to establish a clear plan for future leadership can be staggering. One need only consider recent headlines about changes at the top at companies like Ralph Lauren Corp. and J. Crew to see the effect of poor succession planning on a business – from stunted growth

AGB Search Tapped by University of Guam to Find New President

Academic institutions continue to pump big fees into the coffers of executive search firms nationwide. Many academic recruiting specialists say business has never been better. Even smaller recruiting outfits have multiple assignments running concurrently, all at the senior levels, and if there’s any slowdown coming it is to be found at the talent identification stage.

Amanda McMullen CEO New Bedford Whaling Museum

Koya Leadership Partners Places CEO at New Bedford Whaling Museum

The New Bedford Whaling Museum, the familiar name for the 115-year-old Old Dartmouth Historical Society, has named Amanda D. McMullen as its new president and CEO. Anne McCarthy and Erin Reedy of non-profit specialists Koya Leadership Partners led the assignment. Ms. McMullen assumes her new role on May 7. “With a strong record of leadership and accomplishments, Amanda

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