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Russell Reynolds Associates Names Head of Dubai Office

Russell Reynolds Associates has named Matthew Lewis as a consultant and country manager for the Dubai office. In this role, he will be responsible for enhancing and growing the firm’s presence in the Middle East. “With over two decades of experience advising boards and CEOs at the world’s leading companies, Matthew is uniquely suited to


Gilman Partners Selected by Total Quality Logistics to Lead CHRO Search

Executive search firm Gilman Partners has been retained by Total Quality Logistics (TQL) to lead its search for a new chief human resources officer. Executive recruiter Chuck Aardema is leading the assignment. The incoming leader will be responsible for the strategic direction of HR, ensuring all initiatives are aligned with business objectives. This includes consulting

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Coulter Partners Fills CFO and Non-Executive Director Positions for Optimapharm

Life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has placed Walter Miller as chief finance officer and Charles Woler as non-executive director of Optimapharm. Directors Mark Sharp and Irene Montgomery led the assignment. “It has been a privilege to partner with Optimapharm on two more key search assignments, following our collaboration to bring Andrew Copestake on board as CEO

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

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


Ferguson Partners Assists Mack-Cali with CEO Search

Chicago-based Ferguson Partners has helped to place Mahbod Nia as chief executive officer for Mack-Cali Realty Corp., a leading real estate investment trust (REIT) based in New Jersey. Mr. Nia, who has served as a director of Mack-Cali since June, will succeed interim CEO MaryAnne Gilmartin, who will serve as special advisor to ensure a


Improving Diversity Starts with a Culture Check

Every organization is unique and therefore any cultural transformation journey undertaken needs to be specifically tailored. According to a new report by Walking the Talk, diversity is one area where organizations have an opportunity to drive different behaviors and foster real change that go well beyond simply recruiting different people or doing different things, to where they


The Philadelphia Wings Taps TurnkeyZRG to Find New President

Professional lacrosse team The Philadelphia Wings have selected TurnkeyZRG to lead its search for a new president. The team, which is owned by Comcast Spectator, competes in the 13-team National Lacrosse League (NLL). Reporting to the executive vice president / chief business officer, the president of The Philadelphia Wings will be responsible for oversight of all business and lacrosse operations for the


Erie Community College Selects RH Perry & Associates to Find Inaugural President

Asheville, NC-based RH Perry & Associates has been selected by Erie Community College to lead its search for its inaugural president. President and chief operating officer Paul G. Doeg is leading the assignment along with senior consultants Jesse M. Thompson and Tom DaRin. Erie County’s newest community college also recently named its first interim president, Judith Gay.

ChampionScott Partners Assists Unit4 with Recruitment of President, North America

ChampionScott Partners, which specializes in senior-level appointments for technology and technology-enabled companies, recently assisted in the placement of John Gregitis as president, North America of Unit4, a provider of enterprise cloud ERP, HCM and FP&A applications for mid-market services organizations. “John’s appointment supports our focus on driving impact and scale for this high-growth market.” said Jeremias


Kennedy Executive Search Adds New Partner in Belgium

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Tavernier & Van De Vijver in Belgium as its newest member firm. The firm becomes Kennedy’s 13th partner firm, bringing the total number of offices in Europe, North America, and Latin America to 20. Tavernier & Van De Vijver, with offices in Ghent


In Tough Times, a Shift in Perspective Can Make All the Difference

Gary Burnison is the CEO of Los Angeles-headquartered Korn Ferry – the largest search firm globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media. He recently reflected on a past family trip. “A few years ago, my family and I went stargazing in a remote location,” he said. “Without city lights to obscure our view, every


Why You Should Invest in Talent Mapping

You may be thinking this isn’t the right time to bring on a new hire. With budgets, the economy and quarantine policies in flux, you may not be ready to make a commitment, not only to a new employee, but also to the time and money that a recruitment and onboarding process will take. “While


Hanold Associates Recruits Global Chief Diversity Officer for FactSet

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search recently recruited Vinay Kapoor as global chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for FactSet, a global provider of financial data and software solutions for investment professionals. Partners Keri Gavin and Katrina Prospero led the assignment. “Vinay will be a transformative addition to FactSet’s executive team,” said Ms. Gavin. “Vinay has


Storbeck Search Leads CHRO Search for University of Rochester

Higher education-focused search firm Storbeck Search, part of the Diversified Search Group, has been called on by the University of Rochester to lead its search for a new vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO). Leading the assignment are Shelly Weiss Storbeck, managing partner and senior associate Carly Rose DiGiovanni, and Amy Sugin, managing director


Captar Partners Opens to Serve Financial Sector in Greater China

Financial services recruiting veteran Rick Chung has launched Captar Partners, an executive search firm headquartered in Hong Kong with an initial focus on the financial sector in the Greater China market. Mr. Chung told finews.asia that the firm will look to increase its headcount to 12 to 15 employees in the first year and expand its presence to


The Hunt for Cyber Technology Leaders Heats Up as Risks Multiply

With technology has come the insatiable – and merciless – need for talent. Having the right leaders and teams in place is now more critical than ever. Cyber technology leaders appear in various forms: chief information security officer (CISO), chief information risk officer, chief security officer (CSO), VP information security, chief trust officer, chief information


Spencer Stuart Assists the Boston Foundation with CEO Search

Spencer Stuart recently assisted in the placement of M. Lee Pelton as the new president and chief executive officer of the Boston Foundation. Paul Grogan recently announced that he will be stepping down after nearly 20 years of transformative leadership with the organization. Mr. Pelton starts his new role on June 1. Mary Gorman, John Harpole, David Wick

Arts Consulting Group Seeks New Leader for Martha’s Vineyard Museum

Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group has been enlisted to find the next executive director for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum in Vineyard Haven, MA. President Bruce D. Thibodeau is leading the assignment. “Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director will serve as a forward-thinking chief executive officer of the newly revitalized MVM, with overall


Boyden Appoints Americas Leader for Healthcare and Life Sciences

Boyden has named Gilbert J. Carrara as a managing partner and Americas leader for the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. “We are delighted that Gil will further strengthen our services to clients in the United States and collaborate with exceptional sector colleagues around the world,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO of Boyden. “His professional medical


FPC of Wake Forest, NC Opens Doors

F-O-R-T-U-N-E Personnel Consultants (FPC), a nationwide network of over 65 franchised executive recruitment offices, has opened FPC of Wake Forest, NC. Owned by Brent Bogart, in partnership with David Singer and Randy Cagan, FPC of Wake Forest will specialize in supply chain, manufacturing operations and logistics. Mr. Bogart started his career in 2001 as an


United Way Worldwide Taps Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners for CEO Search

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners has been retained by United Way Worldwide to lead its search for a new president and CEO following the announcement earlier this month that Brian Gallagher would step down after 20 years. Alison Ranney, who heads the search firm’s Chicago office, is leading the assignment along with CEO Dale Jones. The United


The Moran Company Selected by Center for Human Services to Find New CEO

What makes a not-for-profit organization great? Its mission, of course, as well as dedicated staff, volunteers, board members and its stakeholders. But according to executive recruiters, what may be most important is exceptional leadership – especially in such a politically-supercharged climate supported by a challenging economic environment. To that end, The Moran Company, an executive recruitment


Riviera Partners Adds Business Development and Executive Recruiting Leaders

Riviera Partners, a recruitment provider specializing in C-level engineering, product and design leader placements, recently added two new members to its team. Jack Gage, previously with GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group), becomes vice president of channel strategy and business development, and Bobby Gormsen, who had been with Frame.io, is the firm’s new director, executive recruiting. Mr. Gage joins Riviera


The Alexander Group Appoints COO

Houston-based executive search firm The Alexander Group has named Amanda K. Brady as managing director and chief operating officer. “Amanda brings a holistic understanding of the industry and appreciation for our team-oriented culture,” said John C. Lamar, managing partner. “She will be instrumental in the strategic growth of The Alexander Group and our sister firm, Alex & Red,


Eastward Search Partners Appoints Brand & Digital Practice Leader

New York-based Eastward Search Partners has named Nicole Balsam as lead of the brand and digital practice. “I have the utmost confidence in Nicole as she takes the lead of the digital and brand practice,” said Joe Carbone, founder and managing partner. “Her passion for delivering a sophisticated solution to her clients is apparent and comes


CEO Optimism Climbs to Multi-Year High

America’s CEOs are increasingly convinced that the COVID crisis, which has crushed the global economy, will soon come to an end. In Chief Executive magazine’s latest poll of more than 300 U.S. CEOs, a growing number of business leaders now forecast growth in revenues and capital expenditures. In the poll, chief executives rated their confidence in future


New Statistics Reveal the U.S. Lost 10 Million Jobs During Pandemic

The Labor Department reported this morning that 730,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. That was below the Dow Jones estimate for 825,000 but a slight decrease from the previous week’s upwardly revised total of 841,00. The Fed have now reported about 78 million initial jobless claims over the course of the


The Christopher Group Launches Consulting Services Division, Adds Leaders

The Christopher Group, a boutique HR executive search and business solutions firm, has launched an HR consulting services division. The firm named Pam Noble as president of the new unit as well as practice leader for the firm’s expanding diversity, equity, inclusion and engagement practice, which will now be part of the consulting services division.


Marlin Hawk Names Americas Leader in New York

London-based executive search and leadership solutions provider Marlin Hawk has named Tracy Murdoch O’Such as its new president in the Americas region. She joins the team with more than 20 years of experience helping organizations grow their teams and focuses on executive search, strategic intelligence, and succession planning. “As the environment for placing talent and helping our clients

Lindauer in Hunt for University of Oklahoma Foundation Chief Advancement Officer

Boston-based Lindauer has been called in to lead the search for a new vice president and chief advancement officer for the University of Oklahoma Foundation. This is the top advancement position at the organization. Jill Lasman and Donna Russell are leading the assignment, which expected to close in early 2021. With new leadership at the University

ASCENT Select Adds Outplacement Services to Offerings

Executive search firm ASCENT Select has added outplacement support services to its menu of client offerings. The Greensboro, NC-based firm’s new service allows companies to provide displaced employees with effective tools and resources to accelerate the job search process to land as quickly as possible. ASCENT Select’s outplacement services include a comprehensive nine-step program that

Ireland, Norway and the U.K. Rank as Top Spots for Talent

Ireland, Norway and the U.K. are the top labor markets across the globe for sourcing, hiring and retaining workforce skills, according to the ManpowerGroup Solutions Total Workforce Index 2019. In an increasingly complex global market, access to skilled talent is a priority for organizations looking to build or grow their business, the report said. The Total Workforce Index uses Big Data combined

Payrolls Could Soar Due to Talent Shortage

Salaries for highly skilled workers could boom in coming years as global talent shortages take hold, according to a report by Korn Ferry. Left unchecked, the salary surge could add $2.5 trillion to annual payrolls globally by 2030, jeopardizing companies’ profitability and threatening business models. “Buying in talent from the market is unsustainable,” said Alan

ClearPath Solutions Finds CEO for P. Terry’s Burger Stand

Irvine, CA-based executive search firm ClearPath Solutions has placed Todd Coerver as the new CEO of restaurant chain P. Terry’s Burger Stand in Austin, TX. Leading the assignment for the search firm were founder Helen Lao; Amy Wilson, partner, SVP of talent; Jessica Dyer, VP of talent; Jack Wilson, VP of talent; and Nancy Persinger, associate partner. Mr.

Aspen Leadership Group Secures Chief Development Officer for Denver Zoological Foundation

Virtually every industry needs top-drawer chief development officers. CDOs play a key role in planning, coordinating and administering capital campaigns, corporate giving and galvanizing new donors while keeping previous funders content. Implementing funding strategies that “keep the lights on,” according to recruiters specializing in the function, is job one. Recently, Aspen Leadership Group, an executive

SPMB Appoints New Partners

The private equity sector can expect to see an expanding bidding war for top talent, according to a coming research report from Hunt Scanlon Media. Driving the trend is persistent global talent shortages across the C-suite. Nearly every industry and function is affected, particularly finance, healthcare and biotech, digital and technology. To that end, SPMB, an executive

Opus Partners Integrates Executive Search Business of CBO Partners

Search firm Opus Partners has integrated the executive search business of CBO Partners Recruiting, a Charlottesville, VA-based human-capital management firm, into its national higher education and healthcare practice. Jay Scott, CBO’s founder and president, will become an associate partner at Opus in the firm’s Charlottesville, VA office. Established in 2007, CBO Partners conducts senior-level executive searches

Social Media Continues to Impact Hiring and Executive Recruiting

Social media usage continues to grow. New users and new applications are reported every year. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently posted an announcement about the platform having hit two billion users. To put that into perspective, that is six times the population of the U.S. CareerBuilder recently reported that over 70 percent of employers are screening social

Koya Leadership Partners Recruits CHRO for Skidmore College

Koya Leadership Partners has placed Brett I. Last as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. He succeeds Barbara Beck, who retired last year after serving the college for 21 years.Managing director Andy Evans, vice president Beth Schaefer and consultant Charlotte Harris led the search. “Brett Last brings

Opportunity Resources Seeks CEO for Columbus Citizens Foundation

Executive search firm Opportunity Resourceshas been enlisted to find a new executive director/ chief executive officer for the Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF), which fosters appreciation of Italian-American heritage and achievement. The assignment is being led by Freda Mindlin, the recruitment firm’s president. The New York-based non-profit wants a CEO who is a strategic, innovative and

Katalyst Group Appoints COO & Chief Talent Officer

Katalyst Group, a boutique talent advisory firm that serves the digital, retail, consumer, media and technology sectors, recently named Le Anne Harper to a dual role as chief operating officer and chief talent officer. Ms. Harper is responsible for optimizing the firm’s retained search execution and business development efforts, with a focus on developing the team’s

Amrop Adds Former Talent Management Executive as Partner in Ireland

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet 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. Recently, Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in

Lead5 Builds New Features into Senior Executive Jobs Platform

Lead5, a provider of hidden executive jobs and market intelligence, has made enhancements to its platform that it says will give job-seeking executives confidential access to the hidden and often secretive executive recruiting world. This latest round of enhancements is expected to provide even more targeted opportunities to top candidates who are looking for a competitive

Odgers Berndtson Recruits Chief Information Officer for Carnegie Mellon University

The chief information officer is considered among the most strategic roles within any organization, and for colleges and universities the role is regarded as an especially critical asset. According to executive search consultants who specialize in recruiting them, the best CIOs have the power to dramatically differentiate a company’s offering in the market, while a

Caldwell Lands Chief Customer Officer for Sailpoint Technology Holdings

Customers matter. It sounds simple. But these days, companies are coming to better accept and understand that concept and weave it into their strategic vision. So it is that businesses of all kinds are increasingly bringing aboard chief customer officers (CCO), the most effective of whom wield influence across an organization and into the C-suite.

BrainWorks Appoints New Practice Leaders

New Providence, NJ-based executive search firm BrainWorks has named Eric Frickel as leader of the firm’s private equity and portfolio practice, Cindy Miceli as head of the IT recruiting practice and Todd Shiner to lead the firm’s accounting and finance practice. BrainWorks is a provider of executive recruitment services. Consumer products, analytics and data science,

Jobcase Secures $100 Million in Funding

Jobcase, a self-described open access platform for job seekers and employers, has secured $100 million in a growth equity round led by Providence Strategic Growth (PSG). This brings the Boston start-up’s total raised to $118.9 million, according to Crunchbase. PSG is an affiliate of Providence Equity Partners, a global private equity and credit investment firm with

CEO Disrupters Coming in the Next Decade

In this new world of ecosystems defined by increasingly rapid technological change and digital innovation, it has become vitally important to have leaders who are well-rounded, resilient and prepared to make the changes required to stay ahead of disruptive conditions. A new report by Russell Reynolds Associates peers into the future and explores the key qualities required of

Diversified Search Places CEO at Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Following a national search, Philadelphia-based Diversified Search has recruited Make-A-Wish executive Bill Tiller as president and CEO of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF). The organization is the world’s leading non-profit dedicated to children and teens with brain tumors. Managing directors Andrew Wheeler and Peter Gillin led the assignment for the recruitment firm. “Our board conducted a national search

Scion Executive Search Seeks Executive Director for Born Free USA

Scion Executive Search, which specializes in the non-profit sector, has been selected to find an executive director for Born Free USA, a wild animal advocacy and conservation group in Silver Springs, MD. Born Free USA wants a visionary leader skilled in driving organizational success and empowering high performing staff, said Scion Executive Search. Reporting to

DHR International Opens Office in Switzerland

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of its first office in Switzerland. Stefan Binder has joined the firm as managing director to lead the new office in Zurich, which becomes DHR’s 10th office in Europe. DHR has been looking to establish a local presence in the Swiss market for the

EXEC Adds Former CHRO to Search Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, Brazilian executive search firm EXEC expanded with the addition of former HR executive Cintia Bortotto as partner. She will work in the business division focused on leadership advisory. Ms. Bortotto has more than 24 years of professional

Witt/Kieffer Tapped by Syracuse University to Find Chief Diversity Officer

Diversity and inclusion are increasingly being recognized as key factors in the success of any organization, and institutions of all types are lining up to bring highly sought-after diversity heads on board. Witt/Kieffer was recently retained by Syracuse University to lead its search for a new chief diversity officer. Consultant Charlene Aguilar and associate Christine Pendleton are leading the assignment. “This

Spencer Stuart Recruits CEO for AutoNation

After an extensive hunt which included internal and external candidates, executive search firm Spencer Stuart has placed Carl Liebert as the new CEO of AutoNation. Mike Jackson is stepping down after serving some 20 years in the role. He will remain as executive chairman through 2021. “AutoNation is the retail automotive industry leader,” said Mr. Jackson. “The company

Sheffield Haworth Names Head of U.S. Operations

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has appointed Penny Bushell as head of U.S. operations based in the firm’s New York office. The former hedge fund executive joins the recruiting outfit to support and streamline operations in the Americas region as the business looks to expand further. Most recently, Ms. Bushell was VP, head of

SpenglerFox and Cowley Brown Recruitment Join Forces

London-based executive search firm SpenglerFox and Cowley Brown Recruitment, located in Dublin, have formed a strategic alliance aimed at growing and expanding both firms’ search business in Ireland. SpenglerFox is a leading global retained search and HR services firm, with Irish heritage, across multiple territories serving both the mature and emerging markets. Cowley Brown offers

Talengo Appoints Head of Financial Services

Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo has named Rafael Sarandeses as principal and practice lead for financial services. At a time in which the financial services sector is undergoing a strong transformation at an international level, Mr. Sarandeses brings to Talengo’s financial services practice a deep understanding of the industry based on his career experience as a banker, entrepreneur and

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 15 Percent Revenue Gain in 2018

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International / (NASDAQ:HSII) posted global revenues of $716 million in 2018, a 15.2 percent increase from revenues of $621.4 million the year before. The Chicago-headquartered recruiter – the third largest in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media last year – reported net income of $49.3 million, or $2.52 per share, on

TalentRISE Acquired by Aleron Group

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. Aleron Group, a global workforce and business solutions company, has acquired TalentRISE, a Chicago-based firm specializing in executive search and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), effective immediately. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. With the purchase, TalentRISE becomes part of a growing fold of

Korn Ferry Assists Pepperdine University in President Search

Korn Ferry has assisted Pepperdine University in the selection of James A. Gash, associate dean for strategic planning and external relations and professor of law at the Pepperdine School of Law, as its eighth president and CEO. Andrew K. Benton, who has held the role since 2000, recently announced that he would step down at the end of the

Cordiner King Recruits Artistic Director for Birmingham Royal Ballet

Cordiner King, a Melbourne-based executive search firm, has placed the new director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB). Carlos Acosta, an internationally renowned dancer, will replace David Bintley, who is stepping down at the end of the current season in July. Mr. Acosta will take up his appointment in January of next year. The hiring

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