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AGB Search Selected by University of North Dakota to Find Provost

A number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will provide high-profile leaders to steer them through a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization – not to mention a pandemic. One national recruiting outfit, Washington, D.C.-based AGB Search, was recently selected by


BoardWalk Consulting Seeks President and CEO for Public Broadcasting Atlanta

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting was recently enlisted by Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA) to lead its search for a new president and CEO. Kathy Bremer, managing director, and Patti Kish, director of research, are spearheading the assignment. “The CEO will lead PBA into its next era of growth and impact, building from a position of strength,” said

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CarterBaldwin Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Christian Community Credit Union

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has assisted Christian Community Credit Union in the recruitment of Aaron Caid as chief marketing officer of this mission-driven credit union. “We are excited to have Aaron Caid join the Christian Community Credit Union family,” said Blair Korschun, CEO of the financial institution. “Aaron is a man of faith with vast experience in

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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?


AltoPartners Adds New Member Firm in Morocco

AltoPartners, an international alliance of boutique executive search and leadership consulting firms, has expanded its global footprint with the addition of Moroccan search firm Seeliger y Conde Morocco. Headed by Javier Canals, a multilingual search consultant and executive advisor, the firm is based in Casablanca and covers the North Africa region. “We have a significant track-record of


Executive Recruiters Weigh in On a Biden Presidency

The election of Joseph R. Biden Jr. to the Presidency promises significant change in Washington, D.C. for the next four years. Many questions remain about whether the incoming administration will be able to achieve its agenda, for better or worse, depending on one’s outlook – and the results of two Senate races still to be


Hanold Associates Assists The New York Times Co. in CHRO Search

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has assisted The New York Times Co. in the recruitment of Jacqueline M. Welch as executive vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO). She will report directly to president and CEO Meredith Kopit Levien and sit on the company’s executive committee as well as lead its talent and inclusion


Egon Zehnder Forms Partnership with Out Leadership

Despite the well-documented benefits of diversity, many companies are still struggling to meaningfully change the makeup of their workforce. Egon Zehnder, the fourth largest search firm globally as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media, and Out Leadership, a global platform for CEOs and multinational companies to advocate for LGBTQ+ inclusion and equality, recently formed an alliance aimed at promoting LGBTQ+


Herbert Mines Associates Helps rue21 Secure New CEO

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


Boyden Names Global Head of Leadership Consulting

Boyden recently appointed João Guedes Vaz as global head of leadership consulting. “Leadership consulting is a strategic priority at Boyden and I am delighted that João has accepted such an important role,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO of Boyden. “His drive, commitment and talent will enable us to harness the exceptional understanding we have of our


As COVID-19 Lockdowns Mount, More Americans Expected to File for Unemployment

The Labor Department reported this morning that 742,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week as COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continue to rise. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting 710,000. This was the fifth straight week that claims fell below 800,000. More than 21 million Americans are currently claiming


Exploring the World of Remote Candidates

The ‘new normal’ is still evolving as the nation continues to adjust to COVID-19. One area of change is how businesses continue to be productive and remain safe. With over 40 percent of employees working from home since COVID-19 arrived, organizations have had to adjust quickly to managing remote workforces, says a new report from


Reffett Associates Seeking IT Leader for the Seattle Mariners

Seattle, WA-based Reffett Associates has been retained to find the new vice president of information technology for Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners. Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, is leading the search along with Tom Young, director of operations. This is a new position for the organization and is part of a growing trend


PFM Executive Search Places Chief Scientific Officer for Genome BC

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Federica Di Palma as the new chief scientific officer and vice president, sectors for Genome BC, a non-profit research organization. Partners Allison Rzen and Shaun Carpenter led the assignment. Dr. Di Palma brings over 20 years of international experience in science, technology and innovation with an emphasis on understanding complex


Vaco Opens New Office in Vancouver

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has continued its expansion in Canada with the opening of a new office in Vancouver. The firm has named Nirad Chaudhari as managing partner. “We’ve enjoyed exciting and rapid expansion in the Canadian market in recent years, and a great opportunity for continued growth exists in the Vancouver area,” said Tom Turpin,


How to Hire 5,000 People in a Day

The job statistics have been dire. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of organizations laid off millions of American workers. More than 21 million Americans are currently claiming some form of unemployment insurance. And while the unemployment rate stands at 6.9 percent, it stood as high as 14.7 percent this past spring. A recent report


New State Capital Partners Takes Equity Stake in Klein Hersh

New State Capital Partners, based in Larchmont, NY, has taken an equity investment stake in Horsham, PA-based Klein Hersh International, an executive search firm focused on the life sciences and healthcare industries. New State was advised on the transaction by Morgan Lewis (legal), Duff & Phelps (financial), L.E.K. Consulting (industry), and Citizens Bank (M&A advisory).


Kincannon & Reed Recruits President for the Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils 

After a four month search, executive recruitment firm Kincannon & Reed has placed Kailee Tkacz Buller as the new president of the Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils (ISEO) in Washington, D.C. ISEO is a trade association representing the refiners of edible fats and oils in the U.S. Managing directors Paul Miller and Michael Cooper led the


ZRG Expands Technology Practice into Austin and Dallas

ZRG Partners has expanded its technology practice into Texas with the addition of managing directors Lisa Hooker in Austin and Tyler Gordon and Kevin Anderson in Dallas. Together, the three have a collective 60 years of experience and assignments spanning a number of sectors within the tech space. They have delivered board and leadership projects for


Principal Connections Tapped by Clann Credo to Find New CEO

Ireland-based executive search firm Principal Connections has been selected by Clann Credo to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Practice leader Darren McCabe is heading the assignment. Reporting to the chairperson and the voluntary board of directors, the CEO will determine and formulate strategies and policies and provide the overall direction for Clann Credo


8 Key Traits to Look for When Hiring a Turnaround CEO

From a leadership and hiring standpoint, transforming businesses and driving change is no easy task. To accomplish the kind of sweeping, transformative change organizations often require, a ‘turnaround’ CEO is often required. In a new report from executive search firm ON Partners, partner Baillie Parker says that the ideal turnaround CEO candidate possesses a unique set of


LSU Taps Parker Executive Search to Find President

The Louisiana State University presidential search committee voted unanimously on Friday to hire Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search to assist in its hunt for a new president. F. King Alexander left the school after a little more than six years at the helm to run Oregon State University. Thomas Galligan Jr., dean of LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center,


BoardWalk Consulting Tapped to Find President for Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has been enlisted to find the next president for the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA), a non-profit that promotes energy efficiency as a catalyst for economic growth, workforce development and energy security. Mandy Mahoney, who has led SEEA for 10 years, recently announced that she depart next spring to pursue public office.


Heller Search Associates Expands Recruiting Team

Boston-headquartered executive recruiting firm Heller Search Associates has expanded with the addition of Charley Betzig as managing director. The firm said that it has experienced a strong uptick in search activity since June and has hired Mr. Betzig to help service its growing client roster. “Most companies have made the pivots necessary to survive in


Resolute Administrative Services Acquires Search Partners Recruiting

Acquisitions and consolidations continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. Recently, Resolute Administrative Services, a Denver-based provider of back-office support, and workforce and consulting services for recruiting firms, recently acquired Search Partners Recruiting, a Dallas-based search firm that specializes in finding internal talent for the recruiting


Reducing Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process

Longtime disparities based on culture, linguistics, income, place of residence, mental health and other factors have been found to limit care access and impede health equities. They also inflict financial waste on health systems, insurers, employers and patients. As health systems and providers become increasingly accountable for improving population health outcomes, patient populations are becoming


Academic Search Seeks President for Saint Elizabeth University

Academic Search, an education-focused executive recruitment firm, has been selected to find the next president for Saint Elizabeth University (SEU) in Morristown, NJ. Leading the assignment are: Jay Lemons, president and senior consultant; Maya Ranchod Kirkhope, VP for consulting services and senior consultant; Jennifer Kooken, consultant; and Kate L. Cusimano, associate consultant. The university’s current


Quick Leonard Kieffer Tapped by St. Luke’s Health System for Inaugural Chief Nursing Executive Search

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 top nursing executive has traditionally been the most


Beecher Reagan Names Digital & Analytics Practice Leader

Beecher Reagan, a global search and leadership firm specializing exclusively in senior professional services and private equity leadership, has appointed Matthew Greenberg as principal and leader of its digital and analytics practice. “During these uncertain times, we continue to invest in our firm,” said Clark Beecher, managing partner. “We would like to welcome Matthew Greenberg. Greenberg will lead

Jobless Claims Fall Below One Million for the First Time Since March

As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the U.S., the Labor Department reported this morning that 963,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. While not exactly good news, this is the first week since March where claims were reported below the one million mark for the week. Economists were expecting initial

Russell Tobin Names Leader of Technology Recruiting in New York

Russell Tobin, the executive search division of human capital solutions and advisory firm Pride Global, has named Alicia Scully as leader of technology recruiting in New York. Ms. Scully, who take on the title of associate director of technology recruitment, brings the organization over five years of technical recruitment experience. Previously, she was with technology-focused

Egon Zehnder Names Edilson Camara CEO

Egon Zehnder has appointed Edilson Camara as its new chief executive officer, taking over from Rajeev Vasudeva, who stepped down last month after holding the position since 2014. Based in Toronto, Mr. Camara assumes the role immediately, becoming the sixth CEO in the firm’s 55-year history. Mr. Camara will work with chairwoman Jill Ader to accelerate the firm’s

Diversified Search Leading CEO Search for Martha’s Table

Martha’s Table, a food access and education not-for-profit, has enlisted Diversified Search to find its next president and CEO. Leading the national search are Dale E. Jones, president and CEO; J. Veronica Biggins, managing partner; Jason D. León, managing director; and Jeannine Sommer, vice president and senior associate. The Washington, D.C.-based charity’s current leader, Patty

Save the Children Picks Boyden to Lead CIO Search

Save the Children has retained Boyden to lead its search for a chief information officer. The incoming leader will be responsible for delivering technological change over the next two to three years. U.K. managing partner Nick Robeson is leading the assignment. The CIO will be expected to facilitate and lead Save the Children on the delivery

InveniasPartners Continues Recent Expansion

InveniasPartners, a Chicago-based healthcare executive search and talent advisory services firm, has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Debra Plousha Moore as a partner. Ms. Moore is a recognized champion of diversity, inclusion and access to equity, thought leader on leadership development practices and advocate for workforce engagement, empowerment and mentoring. Most recently, Ms.

Alexander Hughes Makes Leadership Changes in Kuala Lumper

Alexander Hughes has made leadership changes in its operations in Kuala Lumpur, adding Narinder Kaur as managing partner. The Malaysian office was established two years ago. It is one of the firm’s six offices in Asia Pacific along with Shanghai, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Sydney and Singapore. Ms. Kaur is charged with further developing Alexander Hughes’ footprint

Recruiters Up Their Game in Diversity

All too often, search firms compare themselves to the professional services offered by a law firm or management consultant. The firm wants to offer, then reap, all the benefits of a trusting (and at times, confidential) client relationship, but assume none of the related responsibilities. In order to offer a similar high-caliber suite of professional

Egon Zehnder Assists Cricket Australia in CEO Search

Cricket Australia (CA) has named internal candidate Kevin Roberts as its new CEO. Egon Zehnder assisted the organization in the search. “Our position within the Australian community and as a representative on the global stage is key to our success,” said David Peever, chairman. “Kevin is the best candidate for our organization and has been

Catherine French Group Assists in CEO Search for Grand Rapids Symphony

Catherine French Group, a specialist in the performing arts sector, has assisted in the recruitment of longtime symphony leader Mary Tuuk as the new president and CEO of the Grand Rapids Symphony. “Mary’s record of proven leadership, community connections and love for music make her the perfect person to lead the Grand Rapids Symphony into

Penrhyn Launches Global Consumer, Retail and Luxury Practice Group

Penrhyn International, a global network of executive search firms, has launched a global consumer, retail and luxury practice group. It will be led by Cynthia Labonté, partner at Leaders International, a pan-Canadian executive search firm. This new practice comprising prominent search experts in the consumer, retail and luxury goods field was created to help dynamic organizations find

de JAGER Executive Search and Consultus Join Forces

Australian-headquartered de JAGER Executive Search and Consultus have recently merged. “Together, we now offer a strengthened and broadened service offering to both our existing and prospective clients,” said Kris de Jager, founder and managing director of de JAGER Executive Search. “With the addition of Tony Parkin’s specialist skills to the de JAGER team, we now offer executive

Massachusetts Port Authority Taps Isaacson, Miller to Find Next CEO

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) board of directors voted to approve the hiring of search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in identifying candidates for its next CEO. After six years with the authority, CEO Thomas Glynn stepped down two weeks ago. The board has appointed Massport CFO John Pranckevicius to acting CEO while the search

DHR International Completes Financial Crime Leader Search for UBS Americas

DHR International recently placed Deutsche Bank executive Richard Weber as the Americas head for financial crime at UBS in Stamford, Conn. Peter Metzger, vice chairman of the Chicago-based search firm, led the assignment along with director Eugene Patrone and associate Alyssa Kopervos. Mr. Weber, who has more than 25 years of experience, is regarded as

College Sports Solutions Recruits Commissioner for Big Sky Conference

Executive recruitment firm College Sports Solutions (CSS) has placed Tom Wistrcill as the seventh commissioner of the Big Sky Conference, a Division I collegiate athletic league in the western U.S. The previous commissioner, Andrea Williams, moved on this summer to become chief operating officer of the College Football Playoffs. Jeff Schemmel, founder and president of the search firm, led the assignment.

Workable Nabs $50 Million in Funding

Recruitment software firm Workable has raised $50 million in a Series C funding round. This brings total funding to $84 million at the Boston-based firm, which uses AI software to automate the recruiting process by combining passive candidate sourcing, interview scheduling, candidate assessment and workflow automation. The round was led by London-based private equity firm

Signium Leveraging Hogan Assessments Throughout its Global Networks

Executive search consortium Signium has added Hogan Assessments, a global provider of personality assessment and leadership development, to its range of leadership consulting solutions. Chicago-based Signium will use Hogan’s distributor network to equip its global leadership consultants in nearly 30 countries with the necessary tools and certification requirements to provide its clients with Hogan’s highly

Why Innovative Leaders Remain Critical

In today’s rapid-cycle business environment driven by technology advances, increasing and dynamic customer expectations, and a shifting competitive landscape, continual innovation has become an existential imperative for most companies — and having the right leadership in place to drive change throughout the organization is critical. Few businesses are meeting their innovation goals, however, largely because

Phillips Oppenheim Seeks Director for the National Gallery of Art

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been retained by the National Gallery of Art to lead its search for a new director. Principal Sarah James and partner Becky Klein are leading the assignment. The director of the National Gallery of Art is responsible for the artistic vision and leadership of the gallery. He or she will oversee

SearchWide Global Finds CEO for Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added more than 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in

Catalyst Advisors Opens Office in Cambridge, Names Partner

Persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill-sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies for the foreseeable future, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook on life sciences. Navigating this new world of work requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent and human resources.

LinkedIn Closes On Acquisition of Glint

Social networking website LinkedIn has closed on its acquisition of Glint, the Redwood City, CA-based employment engagement platform. The acquisition, which reportedly might have cost as much as $500 million, was announced last month. Glint produces software that helps businesses better understand how their teams are functioning and responding to their employer. “Glint has an

Why 360 Degree Reference Audits are Gaining Traction

Reference audits are a vital part of the executive search process. They illuminate characteristics about a candidate that aren’t always obvious or visible through the interview process. They also directly speak to a prospect’s potential to be successful in a role and fit within your company’s culture, answering questions about how the candidate works with

Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Technology Practice, Adding Three Specialists

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has expanded the size of its technology practice with the additions of Kevin Anderson and Doug Gladstone as partners and Lauren Claypool as a principal. “We’re excited to be increasing our footprint in this critical area and to be expanding our presence in San Francisco, Dallas and D.C.,” said Steve Potter, CEO. “Doug,

Reffett Associates Recruits President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Following a nationwide search, executive recruiting firm Reffett Associates placed Ann Elisabeth Rondeau as the 50th president of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). She replaces outgoing president vice admiral (retired) Ronald Route, who has led the organization since 2013. The search was led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas

Lincoln Executive Search Seeks New Leader for Pieta House

Lincoln Executive Search has been selected by Pieta House, a suicide prevention group in Dublin, Ireland to find a new CEO. Managing director Shay Dalton is leading the assignment for the search firm, which is also in Dublin. The incoming CEO will be charged with building upon the strong foundations already laid, and lead the

StevenDouglas Extends IT Division

Executive search firm StevenDouglas has moved to consolidate its IT division in South Florida under one leadership structure to streamline resources in an effort to better support its clients. Leading the effort internally is Jamie Javorsky, who has been appointed SVP of IT, overseeing the search, staffing and consulting practices. StevenDouglas’ IT division now has expanded capabilities to service niche

Poor Succession Planning Leading to High CEO Turnover

CEO transitions have always been challenging, but never more than in today’s high-stakes business environment. To gain a sharper sense of the demands posed by CEO successions and transitions, as well as the risk involved, Russell Reynolds Associates reviewed the member companies of the S&P 500 (as of August) and analyzed their CEO tenure and

Spencer Stuart Scores CEO for the Premier League

Jonathan Smith of Spencer Stuart has recruited the former leader of Discovery Communications, Susanna Dinnage, as the first female CEO of the Premier League. As head of the English soccer league, Ms. Dinnage becomes one of the most prominent women in professional sports. She starts her new role in early 2019, taking over from Richard

RH Perry & Associates Tapped to Find Sixth President for Harper College

Harper College, a Palatine, IL community college, has retained RH Perry & Associates to lead its search for a new president. Ken Ender, who has served as president since 2009, will be retiring next summer. Senior consultants Jesse M. Thompson and Joanne Bashford are heading the assignment. The college evaluated eight recruitment firms. Pat Stack,

The Hennessy Group Partners with Norland Associates 

The Hennessy Group has partnered with Shanghai-based executive search firm Norland Associates to extend life sciences executive search services to East Asia markets. “Our clients in the life sciences industry have seen incredible growth over the past few years,” said Bob Hennessy, founder and CEO. “We felt the time was right to boost our efforts further

Harvey Nash Appoints President of Technology Solutions for North America and APAC

London-based recruitment firm Harvey Nash has named Anna Frazzetto as its president of technology solutions for North America and APAC. She will continue to serve in her role as chief digital technology officer. In her new role, Ms. Frazzetto will expand her focus on the overall profitability of the North America and APAC regions, particularly in Australia, where

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