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CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Delaware Electric Cooperative

After a national search, CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Greg Starheim as the new president and chief executive officer of the Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC), a Greenwood, DE-based not-for-profit utility. Chris Guiney, partner and energy and infrastructure practice leader, led the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Starheim, who most recently served as senior vice president


Heidrick & Struggles Seeks CEO for American Jewish Committee 

American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris recently announced he will step down from his position in May of 2022. The organization has called in Heidrick & Struggles to lead its search for his replacement. The search firm is seeking a visionary leader who will set the course for the next era of Jewish advocacy. “Now, after

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Egon Zehnder Recruits CFO for American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. 

Egon Zehnder has placed Axel André as the new chief financial officer of American Equity Investment Life Holding Co. (AEL). “I am delighted to welcome Axel to be a part of our executive leadership team. I believe he brings the right combination of intellect, curiosity and proven leadership experiences, to serve as our next CFO as AEL transforms

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Arts Consulting Group Assists Bennington Museum in Finding New Leader

Following an international search, Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group has assisted in the recruitment of Martin Mahoney as CEO of the Bennington Museum in Vermont. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, senior vice president, led the assignment. “Congratulations to Bennington Museum, as well as its board and staff, on the appointment of Martin Mahoney as its new executive director,” said


Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Recruits First Woman and Black CEO for United Way Worldwide 

Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners has placed Angela Williams as chief executive officer of United Way Worldwide. She is the first woman and the first African American person in the organization’s 135-year history to lead United Way Worldwide. Alison Ranney, who heads the search firm’s Chicago office, led the assignment along with CEO Dale Jones. “Angela is an


Daversa Partners Appoints Managing Director

Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, named Lindsay Angelillo to the firm’s managing directorship, bringing her expertise in the engineering and product functions to the Daversa leadership team. “Lindsay is one of those very special leaders in our firm that compels people to take risks, defy adversity and move the


Coulter Partners Assists Civetta Therapeutics with CEO Search

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare and life sciences organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new leaders. In the era of COVID-19, the sector has been a burgeoning area for recruiters to ply their trade. Recently, life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners  joined with Civetta Therapeutics in the recruitment of Christopher D. Roberts


MediaLink Expands Executive Search & Talent Development Practice

Strategic advisory firm MediaLink, an Ascential company, has named firm veteran Karl Spangenberg as its new executive vice president of executive search in the U.S. along with two executive search directors in the U.K. Mr. Spangenberg had been EVP for the firm’s client service and growth practice. The move follows a series of new hires


Jobless Claims Edge Down as Recovery Continues and Americans Get Back to Work

The Labor Department reported that 351,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. The previous week’s level was revised up by 3,000 from 332,000 to 335,000. The four-week moving average was 335,750, a decrease of 750 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 750 from 335,750


Odgers Berndtson Appoints Head of People Analytics and Talent Insights

Historically, recruiting has been largely dependent upon the instincts of the employer. Whether he or she felt a particular candidate was fit for a given position was based primarily on the resume, indicating the candidate’s previous experience, qualifications, and job history. Today, it is widely accepted that organizations that base decisions on data consistently outperform

TurnkeyZRG Assists WME Sports in Securing New Leader

TurnkeyZRG recently assisted WME Sports in the recruitment of former Texas Rangers executive Joe Januszewski as senior vice president and leader its global property solutions business, which delivers naming rights deals, premium hospitality offerings and suite sales for global sports teams, leagues and organizations. Endeavor Group Holdings (also known as Endeavor Content for films and formerly known as William


LHH Knightsbridge Chosen by Bennett Village to Find New Leader

Toronto-based LHH Knightsbridge has been enlisted to find an executive director for Bennett Village, a senior living and long-term care facility in Georgetown, ON. Leading the assignment are recruitment consultant Matt Dyck and partner Laura Machan. “Bennett Village is on the edge of the next step in its evolution,” said LHH Knightsbridge. “The site has


Lincoln Leadership Launches  

Andrew C. Wheeler, a veteran executive search consultant with more than 20 years of experience, has launched Lincoln Leadership, a Philadelphia-based boutique search firm rooted in the idea of “advancing mobility”—be it, educational, health, generational, structural, or financial—for organizations and people. “We’re looking to transcend the simple idea of DEI,” Mr. Wheeler said, “to create


Rosin Executive Search Joins Amrop

Toronto-based Rosin Executive Search has joined global recruiting organization Amrop as its newest member firm. “We are honored to welcome Jeff Rosin and his team of search professionals, marking Amrop’s strong expansion across the North American market, which already includes our strategic partnership with JM Search in the U.S.,” said Annika Farin, chair of the global Amrop


E.A. Hughes & Co. Places CHRO at 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


Is the Chief Commercial Officer the New Star of Retail Financial Services?

The world of retail financial services is changing constantly, according to recruiters focused on the sector. Thanks to the ever-evolving regulatory environment, digital banking becoming native, and the rise of challenger banks and disruptors in the credit and payment space, the range of skills needed in the C-suite are broader than ever. Not to mention


Greenwood / Asher & Associates Selected by Auburn University to Lead President Search

Miramar Beach, FL-based executive recruitment firm Greenwood /Asher & Associates has been chosen by Auburn University to lead the search for its 21st president. In June, president Jay Gogue announced that he was planning to retire soon and that the board should start looking for someone to fill his role. “I think it’s important for you guys


Caliber Associates Recruits General Counsel for INOVIO Pharmaceuticals

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Robert Crotty as the new executive vice president and general counsel of INOVIO Pharmaceuticals. Steve Hochberg, CEO and founder of Caliber Associates, led the assignment. “Rob brings significant industry experience leading the legal function of several successful biotech companies,” said Mr. Hochberg. Mr. Crotty joins INOVIO from Nabriva Therapeutics,


Kingsley Gate Partners Appoints Global Industrial Practice Leader

Kingsley Gate Partners recently named Arnaud Despierre as senior partner Asia-Pacific and global industrial practice leader. He is based in Singapore. “We are pleased to welcome Arnaud to the Kingsley Gate Partners team,” said the members of the office of the CEO. “Arnaud’s extensive experience in conducting cross-border projects in Asia, where he has been based for


Integrating Human Capital Solutions in Private Equity That Deliver Value 

Tremendous opportunity lies ahead in integrating a set of distinctive human capital solutions that will deliver exponential value to private equity firms and their portfolios. At the core of this drive are PE talent leaders and executive recruiters who are developing solutions to help clients navigate change and power value creation early in the hold


Daversa Partners Names Boston Office Leader

Executive search firm Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, has named Joe Suliman as managing director and leader of its Boston practice. “The firm is excited to continue to build world-class leadership teams for high growth technology companies in the Boston and Greater Boston markets, and there is no one better suited to


Saint Xavier University Selects Academic Search for Chief Diversity Officer Search  

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been chosen to find the inaugural chief diversity officer for Saint Xavier University (SXU) in Chicago. Leading the assignment are senior consultant Carlos Medina and consultant Andrea Cowsert. “Saint Xavier University seeks in its inaugural chief diversity officer a courageous, collaborative, strategic and inspiring leader who has a track record


Watermark Search to Find Next CEO for National Disability Services

Nowhere are leaders and talent more deeply passionate about what they do than in the mission-driven sector. Non-profit, philanthropy and social enterprises are evolving at a rapid pace. According to recruiters, leaders are challenged with doing more with less as they navigate increasing demand. National Disability Services (NDS) recently chose Australian-based recruiters Watermark Search International to


Odgers Berndtson APAC Names Head of Sport & Entertainment Practice

Odgers Berndtson has named Troy de Haas as partner and head of its sports and entertainment practice for Asia-Pacific. “Troy joins us just as the Asia-Pacific region is gathering rapid momentum in hosting more and more major global events,” said Mark Braithwaite, managing director at Odgers Berndtson APAC. “As a firm, we have been operating globally in


Diversified Search Group | Koya Partners Recruits First Female Director for Detroit Zoo 

Koya Partners, part of the Diversified Search Group, has placed Hayley Murphy as the first woman to lead the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS). She is succeeding a chief executive officer, Ron Kagan, who is retiring after 28 years of service. Alison Ranney, managing partner and partner in charge, Chicago, and Kara Teising, managing director, co-led the CEO search team for Koya


Can Leadership Be Sustainable?

As the world gradually starts to lift the restrictions imposed as a result of COVID-19, many are questioning the capitalist business models that have been used to build our current society, according to new report from EMA Partners’ Rui Guedes de Quinhones. “We live in a historic moment in which business leaders can choose to


McCormack+Kristel Recruits Executive Director for Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

LGBTQ-focused executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has placed Joy Chia as the new executive director of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice in New York City. The charitable foundation supports grantee partners in the U.S and internationally who challenge oppression and seed change. Interim executive director Sandy Nathan has been leading the non-profit organization since 2019. Ms.


RH Perry & Associates Assists Erie County Community College in President Search

Asheville, NC-based RH Perry & Associates has assisted the Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania in recruiting Chris Gray as its first president. “The board of trustees, after an extensive national search, is proud to appoint Christopher Gray as the founding president of the Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania,” said Ronald Dinicola, chairman of the

Common Misconceptions About Executive Search Firms 

In the world of recruiting, misconceptions often run rampant when talking about executive search firms. Despite the value that dedicated providers bring to the table, many organizations continually question whether outsourcing a high-level executive or C-suite search is worth the cost, according to a new report by TalentRise. “To educate our audience on the advantages

TalentPool Secures Big Funding

Talent-matching platform TalentPool has secured an additional £1 million to develop the firm’s advanced candidate-matching and talent pool technology. The bespoke software solutions are designed to help public and private sector employers streamline their recruitment processes. The investment round is for TalentPool’s Alvius, the new Software as a Service (SaaS) division. It was led by

Europe’s Largest Bank Taps Egon Zehnder to Find New CEO

Financial services organizations, generally, are facing a new competitive landscape, regulatory challenges and a constant struggle to manage cost and efficiency. Overseas, fold in Brexit and you have an environment growing in complexity by the day. This requires strategic leaders, both men and women, with a multidimensional skill-set and competencies that often go above and

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Tap JDG Associates to Find Chief Human Capital Officer

Rockville, MD-headquartered executive search firm JDG Associates has been tapped by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to find its next chief human capital officer. Reporting to the chief operating officer, the chief human capital officer will lead a staff of 200 and work across the entire CMS organization of more than 6,200 federal employees

Phillips DiPisa & Associates Seeking Presidents for Western Maine Health and Franklin Community Health Network

Phillips, DiPisa & Associates, an executive search firm serving the healthcare and life sciences sectors, has been selected to find new presidents for Western Maine Health and Franklin Community Health Network. Both organizations are members of MaineHealth, the state’s largest, non-profit, integrated healthcare delivery system. Executive recruiters Katie Mazzuckelli and Beth Ross are leading the

Raines International Names Head of Marketing and Communications Practice

New York-based Raines International has announced that Matt Seiler, previously president of brand solutions with Dentsu Aegis Network, has joined the executive search firm in dual roles. Mr. Seiler will serve as both managing director of the firm’s marketing and communications practice and as its first executive-in-residence. He will split his time between the firm’s

The Green Recruitment Company Opens Office in the Caribbean

The Green Recruitment Company, a London-headquartered executive search firm focused on the green energy and technology sector, has opened a new office in George Town, Cayman Islands. The new office will be headed by two locally based and experienced Caribbean operators, Ian Gilmour and Simon Garnett. It will cover the entire Caribbean region. “We are

The Secret to Retaining High Performers

In today’s competitive market, it is increasingly difficult to attract and retain high-performers. 3P Partners, which provides search services to the food and agribusiness industry, recently polled clients in its network about the reasons they would look for a new job and what drives them in the workplace. “We spend the majority of our day reaching out

Waldron Seeks CEO for Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Social sector focused executive search firm Waldron has been retained by the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation in Austin, TX to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Principal Jeff Waldron is leading the assignment along with engagement manager Heather Mohler and administrative assistant Renée Sellers. Katherine Lorenz, granddaughter of the charity’s founders, has led

Hanold Associates Recruits Chief People Officer for ClubCorp

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist private equity-backed companies across the nation to find top level talent, including chief people officers. The latest: Keri Gavin and Jason Hanold of Chicago-based Hanold Associates have placed former Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group executive April Scopa as the chief people officer of ClubCorp, owners and operators of more than 200 golf

DHR International Names Global Real Estate Practice Leaders

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has announced new appointments in its global real estate practice. Vince Saunders has been named co-managing partner, real estate. Martin Nass has been promoted to vice chairman in addition to his role as co-managing partner, real estate. Together the two will lead the firm’s global real estate practice, which spans North America, Latin America, Asia,

Leathwaite Names Head of Interim Management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Reflecting both current client sentiment and broader geo-political factors impacting the EMEA region, London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has expanded with the addition of Thomas Lundsgaard as its head of interim management in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Based in the firm’s EMEA hub in Zürich, Swiss resident and Danish national Mr. Lundsgaard will service the

Unemployment Rate Dips to 3.5 Percent

Employers added 136,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate declined to 3.5 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase was below the 145,000 forecast by economists but close enough to signal a relatively stable and healthy jobs market. The September gain is the 108th consecutive month of job growth. The

Museum of Texas Tech University Taps Museum Search & Reference to Find New Leader

Museums are increasingly turning to specialist recruiters to help fill critical, senior-level leadership roles. And as these top positions become more sophisticated and complex, the hunt is on for top-flight talent to fill these critically important roles. With that, search fees across the space are rising substantially. Recently, Museum Search & Reference was selected by

Hobson Leavy Recruits Chief Legal Officer for Southern Cross Health Society

Legal recruiting continues to be a hot area for search firms. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move as a result of changes in government administrations, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is expected to be robust

Diversified Search Opens Dallas-Fort Worth Office, Names Co-Leader for Consumer/ Retail Recruiting Practice

Philadelphia-based Diversified Search has opened a new office in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with the addition of Victor Arias as a managing director. He will be working in the board of directors practice and assuming the role of co-practice leader of the firm’s consumer and retail practice. “Victor Arias is everything you could ask for in a search

Kennedy Executive Search Adds New Member Firm

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Miami-headquartered Talent Corporate Solutions as its newest member firm. The new partner also has offices in Brazil and Mexico. Talent Corporate Solutions is a retained executive search firm specializing in strategic, complex, and confidential C-suite and senior management positions for the Latin America business

How Search Firms Can Leverage Brand Equity for Growth

Brand equity extension is a means for companies to define and enter new and attractive businesses with existing brands. While most brand equity research has taken place in consumer markets, the concept of brand equity is also important for understanding the competitive dynamics and price structures of business-to-business markets such as the fast-growing executive search

Korn Ferry to Acquire Three Companies in Leadership Development Area

Los Angeles-based executive recruiter and leadership consulting firm Korn Ferry has announced that it will acquire three companies from TwentyEighty Inc. in the leadership development area: Miller Heiman Group, AchieveForum and Strategy Execution. The transaction is expected to close by Nov. 1. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. “The combination brings a world-class portfolio of

Odgers Berndtson Appoints Head of Newly Formed Aerospace, Defense & National Security Recruiting Practice

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has named Jon Barney as a partner and head of its just launched aerospace, defense & national security practice. Mr. Barney, who has more than 20 years of executive search, leadership development and management consulting experience, will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. The

Novare Executive Search Places CEO at Saab

Stockholm-headquartered Novare Executive Search has placed company insider Micael Johansson as the new president and CEO for Saab. Mr. Johansson, who will take up his position on Oct. 23, replaces Håkan Buskhe who resigned in August. After an extensive search, the company ended up selecting an internal candidate; Mr. Johansson has been deputy CEO and

Kirk Palmer Associates Launches HR Practice

Retail-focused executive search firm Kirk Palmer Associates has launched a dedicated human resources practice, which will be led by multi-industry HR-veteran Catherine Savoca. The new practice will draw on more than 30 years of firsthand people, operations and business development experience to help leading organizations identify senior HR professionals who understand the businesses they support and people as

Why HR Leaders Need to Forge New Relationships with Boards

The magnitude of change predicted by management visionaries in the field of human resources will have limited impact unless organizational leaders can successfully engage directors in a similar rethinking of the strategic importance of talent, culture and workforce management, this according to a report by Mark B. Nadler, principal and co-founder of Nadler Advisory Services,

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires The Human Capital Group

The Human Capital Group has been acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher, one of the world’s largest consulting and risk management companies. Financial terms were undisclosed. “Gallagher’s mission, culture and values align with The Human Capital Group’s – to provide value-based services to clients in an intentional, respectful and high-integrity manner,” the search firm said in

RM Nephew and Associates Recruits CEO for Accord Services

Executive recruitment firm RM Nephew and Associates has placed Brandon Ballew as the new CEO of merged companies Accord Services and Allegiant Home Care. Mr. Ballew brings more than 20 years of experience in growing healthcare services businesses to Accord. He is an operations executive with extensive experience in M&A, standardizing operating procedures and enhancing technology. Mr.

Teri Black & Company Recruits Grand Rapids Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

Dore Partnership Names Investment Banking and CFO Practice Leader for North America

New York-based executive search firm Dore Partnership has appointed Graham Michener as investment banking and CFO practice leader for North America. He will also help drive the financial officer expertise for the firm’s private equity practice. “I am excited to have Graham join our firm,” said Jonathan Lang, president of Dore Partnership. “He brings with

New Ways to Manage Human Capital

At a time when the human cloud is rapidly expanding, work mobility is rising and on-demand talent is everywhere, companies can no longer adhere to conventional methods to manage human capital. Now more than ever, embracing a total talent philosophy is the most effective way to gain speed and agility. Most companies, in fact, plan

Boyden Lands CEO for USA Diving

Executive search firm Boyden has recruited Terry Basset as the new CEO of USA Diving in Colorado Springs, CO. He replaces Lee Walsi Johnson who left after just 16 months on the job. Jack Perkins had been acting CEO. Partner Chip Novick led the assignment. Mr. Basset became the top choice after stops at several

Estes Park Health Taps B.E. Smith to Find CEO

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes are coming. This has produced a high demand

Heidrick & Struggles Acquires Brazilian Search Firm 2GET

Acquisitions continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. Recently, Heidrick & Struggles acquired Brazil-headquartered search firm 2GET. Terms of the transaction were undisclosed. With offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, 2GET has 50 employees, including 13 consultants. The firm was founded in 2009. Paulo Mendes, a founder

Cornerstone International Group Expands Into France

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has expanded its footprint in Europe with the addition of a member office in Paris. Peak-Lifecycles HR will represent the global network across France. The new Cornerstone Paris is an owner-managed, specialist firm with extensive experience in board and executive search, talent management and consulting services. It also has

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