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Academic Career & Executive Search Seeks Two Campus Presidents for Dallas College

West Hartford, Conn-based  Academic Career & Executive Search has been chosen to find two campus presidents for Dallas College in Texas. One will lead the school’s El Centro campus; the other will oversee the Mountain View campus. Leading the assignment is managing partner Jennifer Muller. Each Dallas College campus offers unique opportunities in size, setting, location


The Chason Group Seeking CEO for the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce

The economic strength of the non-profit field has increased in recent years and it is now the third largest employer in the U.S. This has certainly kept search firms busy. The Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, based in Valdosta, GA, recently retained The Chason Group to lead an executive level search for a president and chief

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WittKieffer Names Education Practice Leader for International Operations

Executive search firm WittKieffer has appointed Natalie Derry to the role of managing partner and practice leader, education, for its WittKieffer International operations. Based in London and Edinburgh, Ms. Derry has been instrumental in WittKieffer’s growth outside the U.S. and in fulfilling its ability to operate seamlessly on a global scale. “Natalie has been essential to our firm’s

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Raines International Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

New York-based Raines International has expanded with the addition of Lisa Mann as managing director and chief marketing officer. “We are confident that Raines is the definitive difference maker and leader in executive talent management, and we are incredibly proud to welcome Lisa to our team,” said Dan Smith, CEO of Raines. “Her experience is unparalleled, and


Global Pandemic Still Stalling Recovery Efforts

The Labor Department reported this morning that 870,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected first-time claims to come in at 850,000, down slightly from the 860,000 claims reported for the previous week. The latest figures portend an unstable and volatile job market. The Labor Department changed


Renovata & Company Assists in COO Search for Single Digits

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has assisted in the placement of Bill Wilshire as chief operating officer of Single Digits, a provider of high-speed internet access (HSIA) management and support solutions. “Bill is a leader with a strong track record of project installation and delivery—with networking experience across multiple


Storbeck Search & Associates Launches Search to Find President for Colorado College

Higher education-focused search firm Storbeck Search & Associates is seeking a new president on behalf of Colorado College (CC). Leading the assignment are managing partner Shelly Weiss Storbeck and senior associate Anne Koellhoffer. “Colorado College’s 14th president must both maintain and advance CC’s trajectory towards sustained academic rigor and an outside-the-box approach to education; broad

Rich Talent Group and Chief to Assist Women Navigate Careers and Boardroom  Opportunities

San Francisco, CA-based executive search firm Rich Talent Group has formed a partnership with Chief, the private network for women executives. Together they will provide women with the necessary resources and opportunities to navigate career transitions and pursue board placements. “Chief’s membership pool has some of the most successful and capable women leaders in business,”

Wealth Management Search Firm Super Recruiters Elects Chair

Wealth management-focused executive search firm Super Recruiters has named Cathy Doyle as chair. She was brought in to advise Super Recruiters’ knowledge and consulting work that assisted human resources leaders of wealth managers and super funds refine their recruiting and people management. “Cathy Doyle brought a wealth of HR department knowledge, insights and contacts to the


Majority of Executives Not Planning to Change Jobs

Executives have reported a significant reluctance to consider new career opportunities, with over 60 percent stating they would not consider a career move during the current global pandemic crisis, according to a new report by Salveson Stetson Group. Over 95 percent of the executives surveyed were employed. While the results were not surprising, they have


Why Video Interviews are Working

There have been massive changes in the way we work – and land jobs – all in just the last six months. As we prepare for the long winter ahead, hiring has become the big elephant in the room: Will businesses bring new talent on board, and if so, to what degree. More to the


JDG Completes Search for the 14th Register of Copyrights for the Library of Congress

Rockville, MD-based executive search firm JDG Associates has assisted the Library of Congress in the selection of Shira Perlmutter as its Register of Copyrights. Ms. Perlmutter will step into the role in late October and will assume leadership of the organization during its 150th year. Darren DeGioia, president of the search firm, led the assignment. “Shira brings to this role a


Valor Partners Recruits Chief Product Officer and Interim CEO for Greenscreens AI

Doug Johnson of Roanoke, VA-based executive search firm Valor Partners has placed Dawn Salvucci-Favier as chief product officer and interim CEO of Greenscreens AI, a start-up helping 3PLs (third party logistics) to increase their broker margin. Mr. Johnson partnered with Ben Gordon of Cambridge Capital on the search. He is an investor and executive chairman of Greenscreens.ai. “Dawn


Caldwell Names Leader of Caldwell Advance

Toronto-based Caldwell appointed Ben Jaksich as managing director and leader of Caldwell Advance, the firm’s recruitment offering focused on emerging leaders and advancing professionals. He will be based in New York. “Having Ben at the helm of our Caldwell Advance team further strengthens our ability to connect our clients with transformational talent,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer


accelHRate Recruits Chief People Officer for U.S. Humane Society

With the Coronavirus crisis upon us, chief people officers are stepping up at businesses across the country, playing a vital role in helping organizations navigate what is looking to be an even greater challenge than the Great Recession. As a recent article in The Economist put it, chief people officers “keep employees healthy; maintain their


Spelman Johnson Seeks Chief of Police for Harvard University Police Department

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been chosen by Harvard University to lead its search for a new chief of police for the Harvard University Police Department. Francis D. Riley, the current chief, recently announced that he is retiring at the end of the year. Heading the assignment is search associate Heather J. Larabee. A committee representing leaders


SearchWide Global Seeking New CEO for the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau has retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global to find its next president and CEO. Senior vice president Kellie Henderson is leading the assignment. The president and CEO is the strategic and visionary leader responsible for developing, directing and overseeing implementation of the strategic plan, operations, staff supervision, community and governmental


Buffkin / Baker Expands Higher Education Practice

Executive recruitment firm Buffkin / Baker has expanded its higher education practice with the addition of veteran search consultants Ken Carrick and Janny DeLoache. “We are thrilled to have these exceptional leaders join our growing higher education practice,” said Martin Baker, the firm’s managing partner. “I have long admired Ken and the superb search practice he has


TRANSEARCH Adds New Member Firm in Miami

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. TRANSEARCH International Partners recently added Miami-based executive search firm XTLNT. The firm


COVID-19 Creating New Pressures for CFOs

Immediate concerns around cash flow, liquidity and the bottom line are taking precedence at many companies due to continued fallout from the pandemic. But there are high-value lessons emerging from the current health and economic crisis that chief financial officers should bear in mind, according to a new report from Tatum. “Two insights jump out


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

Another 1.5 Million Americans File for Unemployment

Despite the U.S. adding a record amount of jobs last month, the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.5 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected the Labor Department to report 1.3 million initial claims. The latest numbers reflect the persistent strain on the economy caused

Ward Howell Adds Partner to Establish Hospitality Practice

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has appointed Stuart K. Smith as partner in its hospitality & travel practice. He will provide services to leaders of the hotel, restaurant and gaming industries. Based in the firm’s New York office, Mr. Smith joins Ward Howell with more than 20 years of business and leadership experience, having worked extensively throughout

AIMS Expands in Poland

AIMS International has grown in Eastern Europe with the addition of a leading consultancy previously known as FIT Specialist Recruitment. The firm, which will now operate as AIMS Poland, was established in 2009 and is led by founders Malgorzata Tylec-Gusakov and Natalia Woszczerowcz. “From the outset, we have played a vital role in bringing together significant players

Michigan State University Selects Storbeck/Pimentel to Find President

In the wake of the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar, which forced the president of Michigan State University (MSU) to step down, the school now faces the challenge of finding a new leader. President Lou Anna Simon resigned in January over the school’s handling of accusations against the former U.S. gymnastics and

Global Demand Booms for Insurance Executives

Major global companies in technology, digital and financial sectors are seeking a record number of insurance leaders with the combination of both digital and industry or “domain” experience, report executive recruiters familiar with the space. Companies looking for these C-suite executives require both insurance expertise and high levels of “digital proficiency,” they say – a

Howe-Lewis International Seeks CEO for National Trust for Historic Preservation

New York City-based search firm Howe-Lewis International has been selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C., to lead its search for a new CEO. Stephanie Meeks, who led the non-profit organization for more than eight years, announced this summer that she would be stepping down from the role at the end of the year. Howe-Lewis,

Hanold Associates Seeks VP of Talent Acquisition

Talent acquisition has always been an important part of the hiring strategies and recruitment practices for any organization. But in the last few years, it’s become more critical than ever. Chicago-based Hanold Associates has recently been selected by US Foods to lead its search for a new vice president of talent acquisition. Partners Katie Wolf and Ashley Schiele

Amrop Adds New Interim Services to U.K. Office

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in 48 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas, remains in growth mode with the addition Matrix Interim to Amrop UK. This “is move is in line with the group’s growth and diversification strategy, revitalizing the offer with dynamic new firms in key markets and reinforcing its

Finding a Better Path to a Diverse Workplace

A vast industry revolving around corporate diversity has developed in recent years. A new wave of research, in fact, shows that diversity is a proven driver for improving profit margins. Although there’s a financial incentive to boost diversity, and a willingness to invest in it, there’s still room for everyone to do much better, in

Preston & Partners Finds New CEO for Kirkland’s

Executive search firm Preston & Partners has placed Steve Woodward as CEO of home décor retailer Kirkland’s Inc. W. Michael Madden resigned from the company’s top role in April. Managing partner Elaine Erickson led the assignment. Mr. Woodward assumes his new job on Oct. 22nd. “I was honored to assist the Kirkland’s board to place an executive such as Steve Woodward

Social Planning Toronto Taps crawfordconnect to Find New Leader

Executive search firm crawfordconnect has been retained by Social Planning Toronto (SPT) to lead its search for a new executive director. Senior consultant Cynthia Armour is spearheading the assignment. The successful candidate will be expected to provide strategic, creative and dynamic leadership to the agency, said the search firm. The individual will be responsible for organizational stewardship and capacity-building

JBK Associates Names Transformational Growth Leader as Managing Director

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has expanded with the addition of Paul Stefunek as managing director. During his 25 years in executive search, Mr. Stefunek has helped drive transformational growth for global industry leaders, venture-backed start-ups and other companies by placing candidates across the C-suite, board of directors and VP levels. He has expertise in the manufacturing,

India-Based Financial Services Firms Merge

India-based executive search firm Vito India Advisors has merged with Altor Executive Search, a search firm based in India, to form VitoAltor Advisors LLP. In a combined statement, Vito and Altor said the new entity will be India’s largest financial services executive search specialist (by market share). It will serve over 200 clients in India

Recruiting Overseas Leaders to U.S. Sports Teams Heats Up

Nolan Partners recently placed former Liverpool CEO Ian Ayre as the first CEO of Nashville MLS. “There’s a lot of other leagues and clubs that would find him incredibly attractive,” Nashville MLS owner John Ingram told the Tennessean. “This is a rather unique opportunity. And I feel very fortunate that this was of interest to him.” Mr.

International Cricket Council Taps Egon Zehnder to Find CEO

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has selected Egon Zehnder to conduct its search for a new CEO, following news that current leader David Richardson will step down next summer. Partner Neil Waters, who is based in Hong Kong, is leading the search. The Dubai-based governing body wants an executive who can oversee the delivery of a

Sterling Martin Associates Finds New Leader for COLA

Following a national search conducted by Sterling Martin Associates, Nancy Stratton has been named the new CEO of COLA, the leading accreditation provider for clinical laboratories. She succeeds Doug Beigel, who recently retired after more than 29 years with the organization. “In Nancy, our organization gains a leader with an unmatched breadth of experience in the clinical

Renovata Strengthens Search Team in New York

Renovata, a global executive search firm with offices in London, New York, Berlin and Stockholm, has expanded with the addition of former Marlin Hawk consultant George Mazzella. He joins the firm’s New York office and will help its expansion efforts across North America. Mr. Mazzella delivers both retained executive search and leadership advisory services to both

Curran Daly & Associates Opens New Office in Vietnam

Curran Daly & Associates, an executive search firm serving the Philippines, has opened a new office in Vietnam. With nearly 10 years in the search industry, Curran Daly will look to meet the talent needs of multinationals currently operating and those looking to enter the Vietnam market. “We are excited about our launch into Vietnam as

Talent Shortages and How to Address Them

Today’s employers must contend with a perfect storm of talent supply and demand challenges. Unemployment rates hover near historic lows. New technologies raise the demand for new skills. Many older workers are retiring, and companies face new competitors in the race to acquire talent while retaining the workers they have. For employers, embracing practices to

Association Strategies Tapped to Find CEO for American Academy of Nursing

Non-profit recruiting specialist Association Strategies has been selected by the American Academy of Nursing in Washington, D.C., to find its next chief executive officer. The search is being led by Pamela Kaul, president of the search firm. In a twist, the assignment is being conducted with the support of Chicago-based Tuft & Associates. The nursing academy’s

Cook Silverman Seeking Major Gifts Officer for Golden Gate University

For universities, major gift officers are among the most vital roles. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of finding major gift officers

Chasm Partners Forms Recruiting Alliance with Clarify Health Solutions

Executive search firm Chasm Partners has been retained to help build out the management team of Clarify Health Solutions, a pioneer in real-time care optimization technology. The firm is leading multiple executive-level searches for Clarify Health’s San Francisco office. “We are pleased that Clarify Health has chosen our team to spearhead its executive search process for several key hires at

Optimum Talent Expands Montreal Office

Toronto-headquartered Optimum Talent has continued its recent expansion with the additions of Robert Racine, Nathalie Dallaire, Claudia Pascu and Bruno Ouellette to its Montreal office. “It is with great pride that we have been growing our team on a continual basis, integrating players whose talent, creativity and high standards of excellence enable us to meet the exciting and

Search Firms Focus on Innovative Ways to Manage Growth and Expansion

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, DRG Search and ZRG Partners recently added Amichaim Abramson as chief strategy officer and Alex Bennett as chief growth officer, respectively. Mr. Abramson will collaborate with the DRG team to continue providing top-notch executive search services across the non-profit

New York City Ballet Taps Phillips Oppenheim to Find Artistic Director

A number of executive search firms have been on the hunt for artistic directors for their non-profit clients. New York City Ballet (NYCB) and the School of American Ballet (SAB) is the latest — selecting boutique recruiters Phillips Oppenheim to help find its next artistic leader. Principal Sarah James and partner Becky Klein are leading the assignment. Peter

Acertitude Lands New CFO for Binary Tree

Executive search firm Acertitude has placed Stacie Wolf as the new CFO of Binary Tree, a worldwide leader in enterprise digital IT transformations. Senior partner Scott Carberry headed the search, recruiting Mr. Wolf in 60 days. “Stacie’s capacity to build financially strong businesses combined with her diverse software background made her an excellent addition for this award-winning software

Diversified Search Appoints General Counsel

Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive recruitment firms in the U.S., has continued its recent expansion with the addition of seasoned Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) executive Denielle Pemberton-Heard as its new general counsel and managing director. She will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. “Talented, driven, and with a deep professional network

PRAXI Alliance Adds New Member Firm in Finland

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. Global executive search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search recently added HRS Advisors in

Russell Reynolds Associates Moves Former Heidrick CEO to No. 2 Post at National Geographic

Executive recruiting at times can make strange bedfellows. Russell Reynolds Associates recently placed Heidrick & Struggles’ chairman Tracy R. Wolstencroft as president and CEO of the National Geographic Society. The search for a new leader started in March when Gary Knell stepped down to become CEO of National Geographic Partners, the society’s joint venture with 21st Century

Spencer Stuart Tapped by AutoNation to Find Next CEO

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained by AutoNation to lead its search for a new CEO. Mike Jackson is stepping down in 2019 after serving some 20 years in the role. He will remain as executive chairman through 2021. The search will include both internal and external candidates. “The company is ready for its next

Higher Education Leadership Search Seeks Deans for Auburn University at Montgomery

Higher Education Leadership Search is spearheading searches for two deans for Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) in Alabama. Consultant Larry Benefield is leading the search for the next dean for the College of Sciences while consultant Alan Medders is in charge of finding the new dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Vaco Enters Three New U.S. Markets

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has recently expanded into Denver, Pittsburgh, and Winston-Salem/Greensboro, NC. As executive partners, Vaco’s Renee Fisher and Kevin Witt help chart the strategic course in the firm’s many local markets. “Vaco is thrilled to extend our national footprint and bring our consultative approach to talent and solutions to Denver, Pittsburgh and Winston-Salem/Greensboro,” said Ms. Fisher. “Vaco was built to be a

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