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Kestria Names Americas Practice Leader for its Technology Practice Group

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

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Managing Through the Great Resignation and Reshuffle

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

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Executive Search Firms Shatter Growth Records According to Hunt Scanlon Media

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive search firms. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2021, a result of pent-up demand for executives and their key reports.

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Herbert Mines Associates Appoints CEO

New York-based retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has named president Brenda Malloy as CEO, effective at the start of 2023. Current chairman and CEO Hal Reiter will remain as chairman. In her new role, Ms. Malloy will be responsible for the strategic growth of the firm. Ms. Malloy is only the third

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

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

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IMD International Search Group Opens Office in Serbia

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the 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 IMD International Search Group has opened a new office in

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Helping Companies Meet Digital Danger

Cyber resiliency is the ability of an organization to enable business acceleration by preparing for, responding to, and recovering from cyber threats. A cyber-resilient organization can adapt to known and unknown crises, threats, adversities, and challenges. The goal of cyber resiliency is to help an organization thrive in the face of adverse conditions, be it

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How Executive Search Boosts Venture Capital Funds

Among 400 active French investment funds, 14 percent are venture capital funds whose role is to finance emerging high-potential start-ups in innovative sectors. The significant increase in unallocated liquidity in recent years means a substantial choice of investors for start-ups looking to raise funds. Thus, VC funds are now focusing on non-financial aspects in order

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ON Partners Recruits Chief Information Officer for Trellix

ON Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Kimberly Anstett as the new chief information officer for Trellix, a cybersecurity company based in San Jose, CA. Partners Andy Hickman and Tim Conti led the assignment. “Kim has a proven record of building high-performing IT organizations,” said Bryan Palma, CEO. “No doubt she will do the same at Trellix while also

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Kirk Palmer Associates Assists Destination XL Group, with CMO Search

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

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International Executive Search Federation Adds New Member Firm in Austria

The International Executive Search Federation (IESF) has expanded in Austria with the addition of YBM Partners as its newest member firm. “Our expansion with Austria as the traditional gate to Eastern Europe is in line with the strategy of IESF as a growing international organization to be stronger represented in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe,” the

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The Top 6 Recruiting Trends 

How do we want to work in the future? Working just to make money and make ends meet is out – the workforce of the future will want more. More flexibility, more meaning, more possibilities. What can you do now to position yourself as a top employer in the future? In a new report, Talentor’s

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DHR Global Retained by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. to Lead CFO Search

DHR Global has been enlisted to conduct a chief financial officer search for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., a leading lawn and gardens products company. Rob Tillman, managing partner of DHR’s global financial officer practice, is leading the search. “ScottsMiracle-Gro is an iconic company with several highly recognized brands, a unique heritage, and a commitment to win,”

Collegiate Sports Associates Seeks Head Football Coach for Nebraska

Raleigh, NC-based Collegiate Sports Associates has been called in to conduct the search for the next head football coach at the University of Nebraska. Scott Frost, who had coached the Cornhuskers since 2018, was fired following the team’s loss to Georgia Southern in the third week of the season. The team suffered 31 losses during his

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Kingsley Gate Partners Appoints COO

Private equity-backed Kingsley Gate Partners has named Francesca d’Arcangeli as chief operating officer. Based in London, she will be responsible for worldwide operations. “I’m delighted to have Francesca on board as our new chief operating officer,” said Umesh Ramakrishnan, CEO of Kingsley Gate Partners. “Francesca has been responsible for large operations around the globe, speaks multiple languages,

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HIEC Expands Industrial and Consumer and Retail Practices

Global search firm H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has named Todd Maners as a partner in the industrial practice and Ken Wilcox as a partner in the consumer and retail practice. Mr. Maners has a background partnering with business leaders to effectively leverage talent to drive organizational transformation.  In addition, he also brings deep expertise in spearheading innovative human capital

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Knowing the Difference Between Executive Search and Recruitment 

Many are confused by the difference between executive search and recruitment. The two terms are often used interchangeably, even by the people working within the industry. Although, we could say that recruitment agencies and executive search firms share the same objective – hiring the best possible talent – they do not work the same way,

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Salveson Stetson Group Fills Top Talent Role for B. Braun Medical 

Radnor, PA-based executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group has assisted in the recruitment of Josette Jean-Francois as the new senior director of talent and learning at B. Braun Medical Inc. (U.S.), a leader in infusion therapy and pain management that develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. “We recently had the honor of

m/Oppenheim Executive Search Seeks President/CEO for American Foundation for the Blind

Non-profit recruitment firm  m/Oppenheim Executive Search has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) in Arlington, VA. Leading the assignment are Lee Kappelman, Oscar Quiros, and Mark Oppenheim. The new leader will be charged with ensuring that AFB’s fiscal, operations, marketing and communications, human

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Longship Group Acquires Lawton Group

Longship Group, a workforce consulting and solutions firm, has acquired Lawton Group, a healthcare and office/professional recruiting firm based in San Diego, CA. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The new leader of the Lawton Group’s operations will be Katherine Sullivan of Longship Group’s healthcare division. “With Lawton Group’s prior 35-plus years of outstanding

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Leathwaite Expands in London

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite recently expanded with the addition of Heather Barnes as a partner. “We are absolutely thrilled that Heather has chosen to join Leathwaite,” said Richard Buckingham, lead global technology partner. “We have long admired Heather’s impact, presence, and reputation in the technology, digital, and data market, and we look forward to integrating her

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High Demand for CHRO Within the Private Equity Sector

Private equity’s impact on the global economy is growing every year. The sector has become a financial behemoth worth as much as $7 trillion dollars globally, according to a McKinsey report — and, as a result, an important direct employer of millions of people worldwide. Like other recruiters that work with PE firms and their

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Hiring CFOs for the Private Equity Sector

A recent trend to emerge among Russell Reynolds Associates’ private capital clients is an increased willingness to make a creative chief financial officer hire. While the firm has seen the emergence of preferred archetypes for private equity and venture capital CFOs, there is also greater appetite to test the norm. To better understand the CFO

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Academic Career & Executive Search Seeking CHRO for Boise State University

A number of universities have recently turned to search firms to find new chief human resources officers. Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has been called in by Boise State University to lead its search for a CHRO. Reporting directly to the president, the CHRO is a senior member of Boise State’s leadership team, responsible

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Artico Search Recruits Leader for Newly Formed Night Capital

Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, co-founder of Artico Search, recently recruited Alexandra K. Moore as the founding managing director of a new investment company, Night Capital, which was recently launched by The Chernin Group (TCG) and digital talent-management and media firm Night Inc. In addition, TCG has invested an undisclosed sum in Night to “further accelerate Night’s growth as the

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Gaia Human Capital Consultants Places Three Sustainability Leaders

San Francisco-based Gaia Human Capital Consultants has recently placed three key sustainability leaders for three clients, NYSERDA (the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority), A.O. Smith Corp., and Sabert Corp. Dawn Dzurilla, founder and managing partner, and Zoë Van Schyndel, partner, led the assignments for the search firm. At NYSERDA, which promotes energy

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Avoiding Bias in Performance Management

Humans are inherently biased – it’s how our survival instincts enable us to make faster decisions. Thus, we make a majority of choices based on beliefs, biases, and gut instincts, rather than data, facts, and logic, according to a report from Morgan Samuels Company. While biases themselves aren’t good or bad, they can result in

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ON Partners Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Arbolus

ON Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Dolly DeNyse as chief revenue officer of Arbolus, a London-based knowledge-sharing platform. Partner Seth Harris led the assignment. “Dolly is such an exciting hire for us at the perfect time,” said Sam Glasswell, CEO. “Arbolus has evolved from its roots of improving the user experience in the expert network industry, towards a

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Envision Consulting Finds New Leader for A Place Called Home 

Pasadena, CA-based search firm Envision Consulting recently placed Norayma Cabot as the new chief executive officer of A Place Called Home (APCH), a non-profit that provides a safe, nurturing environment and a variety of programs for young people in South Central Los Angeles. She assumes the role effective next Monday. Ms. Cabot joins the organization from the Los

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Diversified Search Group Fills Board Position for Jack in the Box

Recruiting for board of directors roles, considered by many to be the very backbones of organizations, has grown markedly more challenging in recent years, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. Diversified Search Group (DSG), a leading search firm

Executive Recruiters Enjoying Best Run in Over 20 Years

Performance-related pay is helping drive total compensation upwards in the executive search industry, according to an early preview of Tempting Talent’s USA Executive Search & Recruitment Compensation Report for 2022. That and a growing degree of collaboration with executive search firms in the Silicon Valley venture capital community and across private equity are contributing to

ON Partners Assists Papa John’s with CFO Search

Executive search firm ON Partners has assisted in the placement of Ann Gugino as the new chief financial officer of Papa John’s International. Managing partner Tim Conti, co-founder and partner Josh Nathanson and partner Bryan Buck led the assignment. “After a careful search for a candidate whose values, passion and expertise align with Papa John’s core values

Hopeful, but Hurting; Americans Continue to File for Unemployment

The Labor Department reported this morning that 898,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected first-time claims to come in at 830,000. The latest figures portend an unstable and volatile job market. The Labor Department changed its methodology from one that used seasonal adjustments to account

Coulter Partners Assists Sequana Medical with Chief Medical Officer Search

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new chief medical officers. In the era of COVID-19 we can expect this to be another burgeoning area for executive search firms. Life sciences-focused search firm Coulter Partners recently assisted Sequana Medical in the recruitment of Oliver Gödje as its new

The Mercer Group Seeking Fire Chief for City of Milton, GA

Executive search firm The Mercer Group has been enlisted to find the next fire chief for the City of Milton, GA. Senior vice presidents Alan Reddish and Lisa Ward are spearheading the assignment. Robert Edgar, who has been with the department for 12 years, is retiring from the job next month. The department’s only chief

NPAworldwide Adds Seven New Member Firms

Seven new independent recruitment firms joined member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide in recent months. These search outfits seek to increase revenue through NPAworldwide’s cooperative placement model. NPA now has 550 member offices across six continents. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms have the ability

Hanold Associates Recruits Global Head of People Experience for Zoom

Chicago-based Hanold Associates HR & Diversity Executive Search has assisted in the placement of Kim Blue Terrell as global head of people experience partners at Zoom. Mayank Parikh, Keri Gavin, Ashley Schiele and Jason Hanold led the assignment. “Zoom has become the ubiquitous solution to allow us to safely attend class, go to work, meet our friends and

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

WittKieffer Names Leader of Advancement Practice

Executive search firm WittKieffer has appointed Greg Duyck as leader of the firm’s advancement practice. “Greg’s extensive executive search experience in the field of higher education, as well as his notable expertise in the realm of fundraising, make him well-suited for this key role within our firm,” said Zachary Smith, managing partner and leader of WittKieffer’s education

Vaco Acquires Prodigy Bank of Toronto

In an effort to fuel growth across the Northeast and Canada, Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has acquired technology-focused recruiting firm Prodigy Bank of Toronto. The acquisition complements Vaco’s recent expansions in Canada, following its Lannick acquisition in 2017 and expansion into Montreal last year. “We felt a kindred chemistry with the Prodigy Bank team from the first meeting, and our bond

BarkerGilmore Recruits General Counsel for TopBuild Corp. As Demand for Role Intensifies

Legal recruiting generally has been booming this year. According to Hunt Scanlon Media, lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move as a result of changes in government administrations. Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is expected to be robust as individuals, businesses, and all levels of

The Bowdoin Group Forms Alliance with QPS to Further DE&I Initiatives

Search firms continue to step up their diversity and inclusion efforts. The latest: The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive recruitment firm, formed a strategic partnership with the diversity, equity and inclusion service provider Quantum Power Skills (QPS). “This has been and continues to be a business imperative for us, both internally and external for our

Reffett Associates Recruits CFO for Core Scientific

Seattle, WA-based Reffett Associates has assisted with the selection of Michael Trzupek as the new chief financial officer of Core Scientific. The assignment was led by William Reffett, managing partner and founder, with assistance from Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office. Mr. Trzupek will report to Core Scientific CEO Kevin Turner and oversee

Korn Ferry Assists Houston Texans in Head Coach and General Manager Search

The Houston Texan have brought in Jed Hughes of Korn Ferry to help the franchise hire its next general manager and head coach, according to NFL sources. Mr. Hughes helped the Texans’ 2014 search to identify and bring in Penn State’s Bill O’Brien as their coach and GM. The Texans fired Mr. O’Brien last week following an 0-4

Boyden Expands Into Greece and Cyprus

Boyden is expanding into Greece and Cyprus, hiring Anny S. Chatzikonstantinou to lead the firm’s new location. “We know these are challenging times for people in Greece and Cyprus and Boyden does not shy away from countries experiencing adversity,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO of Boyden. “Greece has attracted significant foreign investment in recent years.

Koya Leadership Partners Recruits First Black Woman CEO for Museum of Science and Industry

Koya Leadership Partners, which recruits leaders for the non-profit sector, has assisted in the placement of Chevy Humphrey as president and CEO of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), one of the largest science museums in the world. She becomes the first woman and black American to lead the organization succeeding David Mosena,

Egmont Associates Recruits Executive Director for Children’s Study Home

Non-profit-focused executive search firm Egmont Associates has placed William Dávila as the new executive director for the Children’s Study Home (CSH), a Springfield, MA-based organization that provides educational programs for at-risk children. “We are thrilled that Dr. Dávila decided to return to the Children’s Study Home, where he previously served as deputy executive director, to

Korn Ferry Names Global Private Equity and Industrial Practices Senior Leader

Korn Ferry has appointed Henrik Maartensson as a senior leader in the firm’s global private equity and industrial practices. “Henrik brings rich experience leading complex engagements while working with a broad scope of private equity and industrial organizations,” said Pascal Gibert, co-president, EMEA, Korn Ferry. “He is a natural leader and trusted partner, whose regional

20/20 Foresight Executive Search Expands Recruiting Expertise

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Merritt Canfield as managing director. She will help to expand the firm’s service specialties, bringing a focus on searches in the healthcare and rail industries. “As recruitment continues to evolve in today’s rapidly transforming marketplace, 20/20 Foresight is staying true to our mission of hiring knowledgeable,

Kuder Launches a Service to Assist Furloughed Workers

Kuder Inc., a global provider of evidenced-based career assessment and advisement tools and resources for all ages, has launched Hope Central, an online resource and support system designed to help companies, communities and workforce development organizations support furloughed and unemployed individuals during this time of unprecedented job losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. “While an

Americans Continue to File for Unemployment at Record Rate

The Labor Department reported this morning that 840,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected first-time claims to come in at 825,000, down slightly from the 870,000 claims reported for the previous week. The latest figures portend an unstable and volatile job market. The Labor Department changed

Lindauer Tapped by the Jewish Theological Seminary to Find Major Gifts Officer

For not-for-profit organizations, these are particularly challenging days. Declining support from government sources, increased demand for their services and competition for donor dollars are just a few of the issues that charitable groups must overcome to stay afloat each year. With COVID-19, donations are down even further. So it is that roles like the major

The Koblentz Group Assists St. Vincent de Paul of Georgia in CEO Search

The Koblentz Group has assisted St. Vincent de Paul of Georgia (SVdP Georgia) in the recruitment of Patrick McNulty as its new CEO. John Berry recently stepped down after 13 years in the role. Partner Jeffrey Neppl led the assignment for the executive recruitment firm. “The SVdP Georgia board of directors is confident that Mr. McNulty is

Jensen Partners Makes Two Senior Appointments

New York City-based Jensen Partners has made two senior appointments, naming Peter Sipsas as managing director and global head of private equity and credit, and Meredith Flynn as head of market intelligence. Mr. Sipsas and Ms. Flynn, who will both be based in New York, will expand the firm’s alternative investments recruiting platform to 17 and

Slayton Search Partners Adds Veteran Private Equity Recruiter

Chicago-based executive search firm Slayton Search Partners has expanded with the addition of Dan Dunn as executive vice president. He will be focused on driving value for industrial manufacturers, including private equity-backed mid-market portfolio companies and Fortune 500 organizations. “Dan’s impressive skill-set, deep background and positive attitude make him a perfect fit for this company,” said Richard Slayton,

Recruiting Sector is Weathering the Pandemic Storm

The impact of COVID-19 on staffing and recruitment companies has been profound but optimism and opportunity remains within the industry, according to a new survey of global staffing and recruitment professionals by Bullhorn. The Boston-based company provides cloud-based customer relationship management and operations solutions for the staffing industry. “We’re cautiously optimistic that we are observing

The Bowdoin Group Makes Strategic New Hires

The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive recruitment firm, has expanded its core team with two new strategic hires, including the expansion of its research team and finance department in the last quarter. Tracie-Jo (TJ) Crowthers joins the firm as a consultant, bringing with her several years of experience leading client engagements and managing candidates through the recruitment

WittKieffer Recruits CHRO for Des Moines University

Executive search firm WittKieffer has placed Marc Wachtfogel as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) for Des Moines University in Iowa. He succeeds Becky Lade, who held the post since 2014. Consultants Melissa Fincher and Sarah Miller led the assignment for the search firm. “Marc brings a wealth of experience to his new role of providing

Lucas Group Names Chief People Officer

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Lucas Group has appointed Heath Henson as its chief people officer. He brings to the firm a track record of driving positive business outcomes, cost savings and performance improvements through his deep expertise in human capital solutions and commitment to strategic partnership. “As a collaborative leader and consensus builder, Heath excels at advising key stakeholders

Eton Bridge Partners Names Head of People

Executive search and interim management firm Eton Bridge Partners  has named former human resources executive Claire Vidal as head of people. “We are fortunate to have someone of Claire’s caliber join the business to drive our human capital agenda and help us to maintain our unique values-led culture as the business continues to grow,” said Ashton Ward, managing

Leading Teams Through Times of Crisis

Leading teams through times of crisis can be a catalyst to incredible results. Like athletes in the last few seconds of a nail-biting game, stress can be a positive force that leads to remarkable breakthroughs. “But often, teams freeze in a crisis and miss this opportunity,” Phil Harkins, chairman and co-founder of Prossimo Global Partners,

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