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Kirk Palmer Associates Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for JCPenney 

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

Arts Consulting Group Retained by Virginia Symphony Orchestra to Find New Leader

Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has been enlisted to find the next president and CEO of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO). The search firm is seeking a collaborative leader in both guiding and supporting organizational, artistic, team, and diversity goals. The CEO will generate and execute strategies and operating plans, ensure fiscal resiliency from both earned and contribute revenues, and

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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.

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ZRG Partners Assists the Government of the District of Columbia with CFO Search

ZRG Partners, a leading search firm backed by private equity firm RFE Investment Partners, recently partnered with the Government of the District of Columbia on the search for the District’s new CFO. Managing directors Diane Charness, global non-profit practice leader, and Tim Ward, of ZRG’s professional and technology services practice, led the search that resulted in Glen Lee’s

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?

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Caldwell Recruits CEO for Bright Cellars  

John Strackhouse and Bethany George of Caldwell have assisted in the recruitment of Joe Megibow as the new chief executive officer of Bright Cellars, a data-driven wine discovery, curation, and production platform. He formerly served as CEO and board member of Purple Innovation Inc., a digitally-native vertical brand with a mission to help people feel and live better

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Signium Adds Former HR Executive in Dublin, Ireland

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Executive search consortium Signium recently appointed former HR executive Jim O’Brien as consulting partner in Dublin, Ireland. Mr. O’Brien is an accomplished HR veteran with 25 years of experience. He joins Signium from Aramark, where he was

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Women Still Lag on Boards and in the Executive Suite

While economic uncertainty remains a key theme in 2022, advancing gender equity remains a prominent corporate topic. Many studies have shown that companies with more diverse boards and leadership teams benefit from a wider range of experience, skills, and perspectives, and perform better. It only makes sense that stakeholders are increasing the pressure on leading

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WittKieffer Recruits Senior Advisor to Chancellor and Chief Inclusion Officer at Texas Christian University

Oak Brook, IL-based search firm WittKieffer has placed Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado as senior advisor to the chancellor and chief inclusion officer at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth. Consultant Shelley Arakawa, principal Charlene Aguilar, and consultant Alejandra Gillette-Teran led the assignment. “I am delighted that Dr. Benjamin-Alvarado has accepted this position and am eager to

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ON Partners Recruits Chief Product Officer for Intellect

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 position 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

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The Skills That Help CEOs Make the Right Choices

Has decision making just become harder? With the business world spinning faster than ever before—and with no pre-established playbooks to fall back on—making high-stakes judgments in exhausting situations is now a daily task for every CEO, according to a new report from Russell Reynolds Associates’ Anita Wingrove, Alistair Macrae, Aimee Williamson, Ruben Hillar, and Eric

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Myers McRae Seeks President for Pierpont Community & Technical College 

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been enlisted to find the next president for Pierpont Community & Technical College in Fairmont, WV. Leading the search are Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Kenny Daugherty, president, along with Jennifer Barfield, senior vice president. “This presidential search is an opportunity to lead one of West Virginia’s largest community

Furst Group Recruits CEO for Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers 

Executive recruitment firm Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, has assisted in the recruitment of Thomas J. Dohm as president and chief executive officer of Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers in Morris, IL. He succeeds Mark Steadham, who is retiring after serving 12 years in the organization’s top leadership position. According to Brian Angwin, board

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Unemployment Rate Hits Pre-Pandemic Low

Employment rose by 528,000 in May as the U.S. unemployment rate edged down to 3.5 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Job growth was widespread, led by gains in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, and healthcare. Both total nonfarm employment and the unemployment rate returned to their February 2020 pre-pandemic

PE-Backed Tandym Group Acquires Longford & Company

Tandym Group, a recruitment, contract staffing, consulting, and workforce solutions company, has acquired Longford & Company, a Boston-based technology consulting and executive search company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tandym is backed by Mill Rock Capital, a growth and operations-oriented private investment firm that invests in well-positioned industrial businesses in North America. “Longford

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Wilton & Bain Adds Two New Practice Leaders

Wilton & Bain has added two new practice leaders, John Wittorf and Chris Rogerson, to its ranks. Mr. Wittorf, who will lead the North American consulting and tech services practice, joins the firm as a managing partner. Mr. Rogerson, a principal, will lead the global ESG and sustainability practice. They will be based in Austin, TX

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Looking into the HR Crystal Ball

2022 is halfway over, so it’s the perfect time to take a look back at some of the predictions Blue Rock Search made when the year first started. How are the year’s biggest workplace trends playing out so far? Ruben Moreno, HR practice lead for Blue Rock Search, joins Hunt Scanlon Media to lay it all out.

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Artico Search Recruits Chief Technology Officer for connectRN

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. Chief technology officer hiring, in fact, is expected to grow 18 percent by the end 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, co-founder of Artico Search, recently recruited Jonathan Bourgoine as the new chief technology officer of connectRN in Waltham, MA. Mr. Bourgoine is

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ON Partners Places Chief People Officer for Rent

ON Partners has placed Sheila Dehdashti as chief people officer for Atlanta-based Rent, a provider of marketing software and rental management solutions. Partners Jake Espenlaub and Tindall (Sewell) Hein, and consultant Whitney Craigo spearheaded the assignment. “Great news from our colleagues at Rent,” said ON partners in an online posting. “Sheila brings over two decades of experience in strategic global HR

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The Great Resignation: Developing A Robust Retention Strategy

Significant changes to recent employment rates have forced employers to re-evaluate their approach to staff retention and the factors that influence longevity and strength in a workforce. The Great Resignation, in which millions of people are leaving their jobs in search of better lifestyles, has caused upheaval in almost every industry, creating large gaps in

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TurnkeyZRG Seeks CEO for United States Soccer Federation

TurnkeyZRG has been chosen by the United States Soccer Federation, the national governing body for the sport of soccer, to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Will Wilson announced last month that he will be stepping down at the end of October to pursue new professional ventures and opportunities. “The U.S.

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Isaacson, Miller Assists University of Michigan in the Recruitment of New President  

Isaacson, Miller’s John Isaacson, and John Muckle, along with Elizabeth Dorr Weithman have assisted in the placement of Santa J. Ono as the next president of the University of Michigan (UM). Dr. Ono, who is currently president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia (UBC), will begin his five-year term on Oct. 13. He will

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The Changing Climate for CFOs in Private Equity

Though much has changed for CFOs in private equity in the past two years, it remains true that when a private equity firm acquires a company, one of the first three roles that the new owners usually look to reshape is that of the CFO, the others being chair and CEO. Typically, a PE firm

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The Tolan Group Spins Out Healthcare Contract Business

The Tolan Group (TTG) has spun out a new business from its healthcare contract staffing division. The company will be known as ClinTech Health LLC with a primary focus on providing contract employees for short and long-term assignments as well as temp-to-perm assignments for clinical and healthcare IT professionals. ClinTech Health is led by industry veteran

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Korn Ferry Acquires Interim Search Firm Infinity Consulting Services

Top experts in talent management and C-suite recruitment agree that interim leaders will likely play a significant and growing role in top grading senior-level positions in a post-pandemic era, where costs and efficiency underpin executive hiring. Korn Ferry has acquired Infinity Consulting Solutions (ICS). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be

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The High Demand for Higher Education Leaders Continues

With a new school year approaching, a number of top colleges and universities have announced they are seeking new, high profile leaders to take them into new eras of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, in some cases, globalization. Several universities haven’t changed leaders in years or even decades, and their boards of trustees and search committees

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CarterBaldwin Executive Search Places Chief Marketing Officer for Pepperdine University

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has helped to place Sean Burnett, formerly with the Gulf Coast division of HCA Healthcare, as senior vice president for integrated marketing communications and chief marketing officer at Pepperdine University. Mr. Burnett will lead Pepperdine’s award-winning marketing and communications team to share the university’s brand story through signature events, publications, and emerging

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Kestria Names Americas Practice Leader for its Technology Practice Group

Kestria, formerly known as IRC Global Executive Search Partners, has appointed Travis Hann of Kestria Canada and USA, as the Americas practice leader for its technology practice group. “Kestria helps identify effective technology leaders who act as catalysts to enable quantum business growth,” said Gurdeep Hora, global technology practice leader, Kestria India. “We are constantly enhancing our

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Managing Through the Great Resignation and Reshuffle

The Great Resignation and Reshuffle has continued into the summer, and it’s hitting the C-suite particularly hard. While the demand for top talent exceeds the supply, talented executives are more inclined to consider external opportunities, according to a new report from DHR’s Mike Magsig, Mary Matthews, and Heather Smith. As a result, companies seeking such talent

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ON Partners Places CEO for GXC

Fast-growing executive search firm ON Partners has helped to place Allen Proithis as the new chief executive officer of Austin, TX-based GXC, a leading network-as-a-service communications company. The assignment was spearheaded by Brad Westveld, the search firm’s co-founder and partner. “Allen’s unparalleled combination of experience, leadership, market acumen, and technical proficiency, especially in the emerging 5G

PE-Backed Checkr Acquires GoodHire in $400 Million Deal 

Checkr, a private equity backed HR technology company, has entered into an agreement to acquire Inflection, whose flagship brand GoodHire is a provider in background checks for small businesses. This is Checkr’s largest acquisition to date, enhancing its leadership in the background check sector. “This acquisition is bringing two of the most innovative companies in

Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeks Chief Nursing Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health

As the healthcare sector continues to expand and reshape 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 has traditionally been the most

KRW Associates Seeks Police Chief for Town of Morrison, CO

Colorado Springs, CO-based KRW Associates has been enlisted to find the next chief of police for the Town of Morrison, CO. Leading the assignment for the public sector executive search firm are managing partners Lorne C. Kramer and Jerry Williams. Candidates for the position should possess demonstrated leadership and people skills, high integrity, proven success

DRG Talent Advisory Group and Wickenden Associates Join Forces

There have been a number of partnerships and mergers among executive search firms in recent months. Some provide national expansion opportunities, others more global reach, while still others allow for additional solutions offerings for clients requesting a full suite of talent management services. The most recent: DRG Talent Advisory Group, which serves the non-profit sector, and education-focused

Momenta Partners Expands Search Staff

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has expanded with the addition of John Atsalis as principal partner to its executive search practice. He will be based in Boston. “As the leading digital industry retained executive search firm delivering impactful leadership across several specialized technologies, we pride ourselves on identifying great talent – and we believe we have done that with

Defending Against the Cancel Culture from the Inside Out

It doesn’t take more than to watch the news to see how cancel culture can strike an organization from the outside. But recently a major tire manufacturer discovered how the same threat can come from within your own organizational walls, from your employees. Remember when an internal company policy or document remained internal? Leaking a

Bridge Partners Recruits CEO for Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City

New York City-based Bridge Partners has placed Derrick Griggs and the new CEO of Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City (NHSNYC). Partner Toya Lawson led the assignment along with co-founder and partner Tory Clarke. “We are pleased to successfully recruit a seasoned leader such as Mr. Griggs to lead NHSNYC,” said David S. Bagatelle, board president.

Westmont Search Seeks Operations Executive for Essentia Health

Executive search firm Westmont Search has been selected to conduct a search for the senior vice president of operations for Essentia Health based in Duluth, MN. Managing partner Peter Blau and search director Kim Taylor are working on the assignment for the health system. The SVP of operations is accountable for operations, operating and capital budget development for

Leaders International Launches Diversity and Indigenous Board Practice

Ottawa-based Leaders International has launched a new national diversity and indigenous board practice. The practice will be led by Brenda LaRose, a Métis Anishinaabe citizen and senior partner at the firm, who brings over 25 years of indigenous recruitment experience within the executive search industry. “Leaders has been planning this new initiative for the past

Amrop Adds Hofer Tan & Partners to Network

Global recruiting organization Amrop has added Singapore-based Hofer Tan & Partner as its newest member firm. “In terms of service portfolio, trusted advisorship and premium quality, Hofer Tan is an invaluable addition to our global family,” said Annika Farin, chair of the global Amrop Partnership. “As an agile and dynamic firm with a leading position in its market, the

Recovery Lagging as Another 880,000 Americans File for Unemployment

The Labor Department reported this morning that 880,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for a total of 875,000. The latest figures portend an unstable and volatile job market. The Labor Department changed its methodology from one that used seasonal adjustments to account

Preng & Associates Assists SeekOps in CEO Search

Houston, TX-based executive search firm Preng & Associates has assisted SeekOps in the recruitment of Iain Cooper as its new CEO. The move strengthens the current executive team as the company’s founder and CEO of three and a half years, Andrew Aubrey, transitions to a new role as senior vice president of strategic partnerships. Mr. Copper, who

The Millard Group Assists Technisys in Chief Sales Officer Search

The Millard Group, which focuses on building executive teams for venture capital and private equity backed growth stage technology companies, has assisted in the placement of Michel Jacobs as chief sales officer of Technisys. He will lead the company’s sales efforts globally with a focus in the U.S. “We are thrilled to have partnered with Technisys

True Search Launches Dedicated Private Equity Practice

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has expanded with a new official practice dedicated to private equity firms and their portfolio companies. True Search partner Conor Leamy will serve as the PE practice lead in North America. To ensure continued global connectivity, he will also work closely with London-based partner Cosmo Lush, who co-leads True’s international CEO and board

IQTalent Partners Launches Passive Candidate Platform

Executive recruitment firm IQTalent Partners has announced the launch of IQTalent Xchange, an original market concept using advanced artificial intelligence combined with human expertise to create a unique passive candidate marketplace. The proprietary platform includes over 300 million professionals, offering its customers access to the most qualified candidates. “Unlike job posting boards that rely on

Why Black Talent Is Opting Out of Corporate America

The public outcry that started when George Floyd died under police custody this spring may have jolted corporate leaders into admitting how widespread racism at companies remains. But while CEOs were putting out statements and hiring more chief diversity officers, experts say any real change faces a simple but critical hurdle: convincing top black executives

Kevin Chase Executive Search Group Finds New Leader for Pacific Pride Foundation

Following a four-month search,  Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has placed Kristin Flickinger as the new executive director of Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF). Managing partner Kevin Chase led the assignment along with senior associate Catie DiFelice. “PPF is the largest LGBTQ+ center between LA and San Francisco,” said Lynn Cunningham Brown, chair of the organization’s board of

Howard Fischer Associates Assists Aryaka Networks in CHRO Search

Philadelphia-headquartered executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates has assisted cloud-first WAN company Aryaka Networks in recruiting Michelle Mitchell as its new chief human resources officer. “As we accelerate our business growth, focusing on our human talent is top of mind for me, and we needed a high caliber human resources leader,” said Matt Carter, president and CEO of Aryaka.

Tri-Search Expands IT Practice

Denver, CO-based Tri-Search has expanded its information technology recruiting services, naming Steven Pincus as managing director. Mr. Pincus joins the firm’s burgeoning IT practice which is complementary to its other practice areas and service offerings. “Over my 25 years in the recruiting profession, I have not met a finer or more talented IT recruiter than

NGS Global Names Automotive and Industrial Practices Leader

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, executive search firm NGS Global added former CHRO Anthony Papa as managing partner and leader of its automotive and industrial practices in North America. He will be based in Detroit. “As a former chief human resources officer, Tony

Turnkey Search Fills Senior Post for Chip Ganassi Racing

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has recruited Jason Bitsoff as the new chief commercial officer of Chip Ganassi Racing. The position, which is newly created, is a high visibility role responsible for leading a dynamic sales department for the racing organization. “The pandemic slowed many sports teams, triggering furloughs and layoffs,” said team owner

Peckham & McKenney Leads Fire Chief Search for American Canyon Fire Protection District

As wildfires continue to rage across California, executive recruitment firm Peckham & McKenney is leading the fire chief search for the American Canyon Fire Protection District in American Canyon, CA. Phil McKenney, the firm’s chief operating officer, is leading the assignment. “This leadership position represents a great opportunity to leave your mark on a fire district that

Jobvite Acquires Talent Analytics Platform Talentegy

Recruiting software firm Jobvite has acquired talent analytics platform Talentegy. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. The acquisition is an effort to help Jobvite customers improve the candidate experience, increase candidate conversions, and hire candidates faster using actionable insights drawn from real-time engagement data across a company’s existing HR Technology stack, including career sites, application processes and more,

N2Growth Appoints Chief Operating Officer

N2Growth, a Philadelphia-based management consulting and executive search firm, has named Kelli Vukelic as its new chief operating officer. “Kelli is a great addition to our team and will help us tremendously moving forward,” said Mike Myatt, founder and chairman of N2Growth. “She’s not only a proven industry player, but she’s a great human being and a

Boyden Russia Appoints Leader

Boyden has appointed Dina Akimova as managing partner and leader of the firm’s fully integrated brand, Boyden Russia. A distinguished expert in C-level executive search, Ms. Akimova first worked with Boyden in 2016, and returns to lead the business with a team of seven, including a number of former Boyden colleagues. Fluent in Russian, English

CEO Leadership During a New Era . . . and How Executive Search Firms are Responding

COVID-19 has created a massive humanitarian challenge: millions ill and hundreds of thousands of lives lost; soaring unemployment rates in the world’s most robust economies; food banks stretched beyond capacity; governments straining to deliver critical services. The pandemic is also a challenge for businesses — and their CEOs — unlike any they have ever faced,

Private Equity Firm Takes Majority Stake in Bullhorn

Executive recruiting leaders have increasingly embraced digital transformation, reexamining how their businesses, as well client companies, should operate to drive deeper candidate relationships, improve margins, and compete effectively as the talent acquisition landscape fundamentally changes. But it has been a slow process to switch models and platforms. Part of the reason: lack of expansion capital.

Carrington & Carrington Seeks Three Key Executives for American Academy of Pediatrics

Chicago-based Carrington & Carrington has been enlisted to find three leaders for the non-profit American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in Itasca, IL. The roles are: vice president, chapter relations and member engagement; senior vice president, primary care and subspecialty pediatrics; and senior vice president, quality. The vice president, chapter relations and member engagement, who reports

HARTZ Search Seeking Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer for JPS Health Network

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search has been enlisted to find a chief innovation and transformation officer for the JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, TX. The role was designed to develop, communicate, execute, and sustain innovative and transformational initiatives across the JPS Health Network. This executive will develop ideas and initiatives to scale the business of JPS Health

Horton International UK Expands Global Healthcare Arm

Horton International UK has expanded with the addition of Mark Johnson as senior partner of its Oxford-based global healthcare arm. His appointment reflects the company’s ambition to grow its services to support specialized biotechs access specialized talent. “Mark has an impeccable reputation within the biotechnology space, with particular emphasis on helping cell and gene companies access top talent,”

The Obama Foundation Taps Diversified Search to Find Chief People Officer

Diversified Search has been retained to find the new chief people and administrative officer for the Obama Foundation in Chicago. Managing directors J. Veronica Biggins, Denielle Pemberton-Heard and Judy Boreham will lead the search, assisted by senior associate Dianne Downey. To achieve its mission of inspiring and empowering people to become agents of change, the Obama Foundation is setting

PNP Staffing Group Seeks CFO for the National Domestic Workers Alliance

New York-based PNP Staffing Group has been selected by the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Based in New York City, the incoming CFO will oversee the organization’s financial planning process including: budgeting, cash flow, grant expenditures within and across the c3, c4 and LLC. They

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