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Talent’s Role in Shifting to the Cloud

Everyone is talking about the journey to the cloud. Before the pandemic, 88 percent of all organizations had begun the transition, although most are only a short way into that journey. Most enterprises are only at 20 percent of full cloud integration, says one study, by IBM and McKinsey. The reason most companies are still

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Caldwell Recruits Chief Customer Experience Officer for Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions

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

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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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Benchmark Executive Search Places President for Janes US

Benchmark Executive Search, a boutique provider of cybersecurity talent, has placed Sam Gordy as president of Janes US in Arlington, VA. U.K.-based Janes is a global agency for open-source defense intelligence. Mr. Gordy will report to Blake Bartlett, chief executive officer based in the U.K. “Sam Gordy brings a distinguished track record of results, leadership,

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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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HARTZ Search Seeks Chief Wellness Officer for Louisiana Children’s Medical Center Health

In these unprecedented times, comprehensive well-being (mental, emotional, physical, financial, and professional) in the workplace is so important. How we support ourselves, and how we support others within our businesses – such as business partners, clients and contacts – is crucial, according to a recent report by Forbes. The good news is that companies are

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Exploring a New Career Role

Spurred on by the desire for purposeful careers, companies which align to personal values, and readjusting work-life balance, the Great Resignation has led to a surge of job opportunities. Since the middle of the pandemic, companies of all sizes, across all sectors, and in most countries, have been subject to record turnover levels. The senior leadership

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Heidrick & Struggles Closes Atreus Acquisition

Chicago-headquartered executive search, leadership consulting, and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has closed the acquisition of Atreus, one of the leading players for executive interim management in Germany. Together, Atreus and Heidrick & Struggles’ wholly owned, U.S.-based Business Talent Group (BTG), which was acquired in 2021, constitute the company’s on-demand talent segment and build on its

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Russell Reynolds Associates Helps Fairfield University Recruit First VP of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Following a national search, Russell Reynolds Associates has assisted in the recruitment of  Don C. Sawyer as the first vice president of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at Fairfield University. He will also be joining the faculty as an associate professor in the department of sociology and anthropology. Consultant Joi Hayes-Scott led the assignment. “Dr. Don Sawyer

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Boyden Appoints New CEO

Boyden has named Chad Hesters as its president and CEO, effective immediately. He succeeds Trina Gordon, who retires after 12 years as CEO, three years as chair, and more than 30 years as a managing partner at the firm. “Our global search for a leader to succeed our highly successful retiring CEO, Trina Gordon, has led

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Ellig Group Names President

New York City-based Ellig Group has appointed Lisa Buckingham as president of the firm. “Lisa is a dynamic, committed leader who has worked extensively with boards of directors and across the C-suite, and whose purpose-driven values are aligned with Ellig Group’s core mission of changing the face of corporate America,” said Janice Ellig, CEO of Ellig

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The Multifaceted Role of Today’s CEO

Today’s CEO must be able to navigate a wide array of challenges. To deal with changing market conditions (such as the war in Ukraine, supply chain disruptions, and an uncertain outlook) along with the demands of sustainability, technology, cybersecurity, and workforce well-being, among others, CEOs must be able to change and adapt with the evolving

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WittKieffer Places DEI Officer for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Oak Brook, IL-based search firm WittKieffer has helped to place Lori Spicer Robertson as vice president and chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. WittKieffer’s Kyle Wiederhold, principal; April Allen, consultant; Sarah Williams, strategic sourcing specialist; and Roxana Woudstra, associate, led the assignment. Ms. Spicer Robertson joined St.

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AGB Search Recruits CFO for the University of Alaska

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies and universities. Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm AGB Search, which specializes in higher education leadership assignments, recently placed Luke Fulp as

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ON Partners Recruits CEO for Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering

ON Partners recently helped recruit Paul Cleary as the new president and CEO of Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering, a The Riverside Company-backed company in Irvine, CA. Partners Baillie Parker and Tara Flickinger led the assignment. “Paul brings years of leadership and skills to Momentum at a time when we are primed for growth,” said Meranee Phing, senior partner, The Riverside

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HIEC Continues Expansion

Global search firm H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has expanded with the addition of Matt Raggio as a partner in the software and technology practice, based in the Silicon Valley. “We are excited to have Matt join our software and technology practice, as our firm continues to grow at a rapid pace,” said Tim Chamberlain, managing partner

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A Bigger Deal: Independent Chairs in Private Equity

A non-executive or independent chair in a private equity deal has long been considered desirable by investors — and, now, is increasingly deemed essential, with some LPs going as far as requiring it from PE funds. As demand for the role heightens, so are expectations of investors and management teams, according to Acertitude’s Charlotte Cederwall.

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Lindal Group Retains New Frontier Search Company for Sales Director Search

Lindal Group, an international leader in aerosol dispensing packaging  products, has retained New Frontier Search Company to hunt for a sales director for the U.S. Russ Riendeau, senior partner and chief behavioral scientist with New Frontier, is leading the assignment. This executive will drive new revenue streams and leverage the company’s innovative products to American manufacturers. “Lindal

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BoardWalk Consulting Recruits CEO for The Asia Foundation

Executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has assisted in the recruitment of Laurel E. Miller as president and CEO of The Asia Foundation. She succeeds David D. Arnold, who is retiring after 12 years of leading the international development non-profit during a period of profound change across Asia and the Pacific. Managing director Kathy Bremer, director of research Patti Kish, and senior

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Cook Silverman Search Seeks Executive Director for Fit Kids Foundation

Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been enlisted to find the next executive director of the Fit Kids Foundation. Victoria L. Silverman, managing founder of the non-profit-focused search firm, is heading the assignment. Redwood City, CA-based Fit Kids wants an experienced executive director who will be committed to advancing its mission to provide structured physical

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Calibre One Opens Office in Boston

Executive search firm Calibre One has expanded with the opening of a new office in Boston. Molly A. Robb, who will head the location, has been added as partner specializing in the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice and working closely with Christos Richards who leads the practice from the west coast. “Between Molly and Christos’ top-notch skills

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TurnkeyZRG Seeks New Commissioner for the Big Ten Conference

The Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents and Chancellors has selected TurnkeyZRG to assist in identifying the next commissioner of the Big Ten Conference. This leader will succeed commissioner Kevin Warren who has accepted the role of president and CEO for the Chicago Bears. “TurnkeyZRG is honored to assist the Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents and Chancellors in its

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3 Traits to Help Identify Inclusive Leaders

It’s a common mission in today’s healthcare organizations to build inclusive and diverse leadership teams, knowing that these leaders truly set the tone for the organization as a whole. At the core of everything, for a healthcare organization to truly succeed, providers and staff must be treated equitably; patients and family members must be valued

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Chartwell Partners Recruits CEO for The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia

Executive search firm Chartwell Partners has placed Stacy M. Brantley as the new CEO of The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, MS. With leader Greg McKee’s retirement, the bank’s executive committee will assume the responsibilities of the CEO of the bank starting this week until Mr. Brantley takes the helm on Feb. 13. “We conducted a

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Caliber Associates Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Atreca Inc.

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Dr. Philippe Bishop as the chief medical officer of Atreca Inc. in San Carlos, CA. “Dr. Bishop’s leadership and expertise in developing oncology therapeutics will contribute significantly to Atreca’s executive team,” said Steve Hochberg, CEO of Caliber Associates. “Dr. Bishop is a tremendous addition to the Atreca team at

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Wray Executive Search Appoints Partners

Wray Executive Search, a provider of executive search and advisory services in the restaurant, foodservice, retail, and franchise industries, has named Ray Kelley and Rebecca Patt as partners. Mr. Kelley and Ms. Patt will be responsible for growing Wray’s executive search operations across North America, continuing to build a dedicated recruitment team, and driving the implementation of

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A Look at the 2023 Job Market

Despite the recent headlines about corporate layoffs, in Q4 of 2022 and even in recent days, most employees need not worry that their own jobs are at imminent risk. In a new report, TurningPoint Executive Search’s Elaine Rosen says it’s important to look closely at who is laying off and why. In Q4 of 2022,

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Bespoke Partners Opens Office in San Francisco

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has opened a San Francisco office to enhance its West Coast presence in the U.S. “The new office will position us to expand our signature white-glove service for our clients based in the Bay Area,” said Eric Walczykowski, CEO. “Responsiveness and tailored engagement are our hallmarks and we

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Lochlin Partners Fills Senior Post for Business Roundtable

Executive search firm Lochlin Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Jennifer Thornton as vice president, trade and international at Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C. “I am delighted to welcome Jennifer to Business Roundtable to lead our policy work on international trade and investment,” said Joshua Bolten, CEO. “She brings to this role a broad range

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Klein Hersh Recruits CFO for Apogee Therapeutics

Horsham, PA-based Klein Hersh International, an executive search firm focused on the life sciences and healthcare industries, has placed Jane Pritchett Henderson as chief financial officer of biotechnology company Apogee Therapeutics, which provides therapies for immunological and inflammatory disorders. Ms. Henderson has an extensive track record in financial and corporate strategy leadership, including financing private

From A Company’s Top Lawyer a Top Decision Maker

Beyond the ever-increasing level of connectivity and complexity in the business environment, emerging issues in the last several years have re-shaped priorities for public companies in areas ranging from human capital management to political activity and data security. Growing social movements have brought a sharper focus to diversity, equity, and inclusion from investors, employees, and

Kensington International Appoints Energy and Engineering & Construction Practice Co-Leader

Oak Brook, IL-based executive search firm Kensington International Inc. has expanded with the addition of Andy Wolkstein as partner and co-leader for its energy and engineering and construction (E&C) practice. “Andy along with the rest of our second-generation leadership team will be instrumental in the growth and management of the firm,” said Brian Clarke, a founding member and

ManpowerGroup Posts 13.7 Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted full-year revenues of $18 billion, a decrease of 13.7 percent from $22 billion a year ago. The company posted fourth-quarter revenues of $5.1 billion, a decrease of three percent from the year earlier period. This surpassed the Zacks consensus estimate by 6.97 percent. This compares to year-ago revenues of $5.20 billion. The company has

11 Best Practices for Creating Brand Advocates During the Hiring Process

“You will only be contacted if we see a fit,” is the common recruiting refrain that needs to be abandoned, according to Anthony Fogel, president and co-founder Denver, CO-based Tri-Search. He says it damages a brand’s reputation and may serve to alienate customers or potential customers. Recruitment outreach is inherently marketing; each job posting is an

Isaacson, Miller Appoints New President and CEO

The board of directors of Isaacson, Miller has appointed Ericka Miller as the firm’s next president and CEO. She will officially start her term on July 1, 2021, upon the retirement of current president Vivian Brocard. “As one of the first women of color to lead a major national executive search firm, Ericka brings a

Quick Leonard Kieffer to Fill Two Key Roles for Centra Health in Virginia

Quick Leonard Kieffer was recently enlisted by non-profit healthcare system Centra Health, based in Lynchburg, VA, to fill two key leadership roles, chief diversity officer and vice president of human resources. Jake Barto, managing partner, is involved in leading both assignments. He is joined on the CDO search by Jamie Cassedy, principal. Centra Health’s chief

R. William Funk & Associates Assists Central Washington University in President Search

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has assisted the Central Washington University in the recruitment of A. James Wohlpart as its 15th president. James L. Gaudino, who has served in that role since 2009, announced last year that he would step down from his post on July 31.

Heidrick & Struggles Appoints New Leaders

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Kamau Coar to the newly created role of chief inclusion officer and Jenni Hibbert as global managing partner, head of executive search go-to-market. This is part of the Heidrick’s long-term strategic plans to accelerate business growth and strengthen its focus on diversity and the

4 Hiring Shifts Expected in Recruiting New Leaders

The pace of hiring is palpably accelerating. The problem? Longer-term vision and goals are giving way to short-term mayhem, according to a new report by The Bowdoin Group and authored by CEO Dave Melville. “Urgency of action is more important than the right action,” he says. “Because our firm works across so many fast-paced industries and organizations,

Furst Group Recruits Chief Diversity Officer for City of Hope National Medical Center

Following a national search, Furst Group, which serves the healthcare and insurance industries, has assisted City of Hope in the placement of Angela L. Talton as its first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. She will provide leadership for the biomedical research and treatment center’s holistic and integrated efforts to continue its efforts to build a diverse and inclusive culture

JM Search Names Consumer Practice Co-Leaders

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has named MaryJeanne Scott and Phil Menzel as co-leaders of its consumer practice. Additional practice members include Abbee Phillips and Mike Neff, partners; Liza Stokes, vice president; and, Pete Haessig, search consultant. The search executives are supported by a team of research

Salveson Stetson Group Expands Search Staff

Radnor, PA-based executive search firm Salveson Stetson Group has expanded with the addition of Mary Beth McGroarty as vice president. “We are excited to welcome Mary Beth McGroarty to our team,” Salveson Stetson Group said. “Mary Beth brings more than 12 years of executive search experience and a passion for supporting clients in their efforts to attract, develop and

Top HR Leaders Share Transitioning Success Factors 

Russell Reynolds Associates recently hosted two virtual panel events with more than 200 HR leaders to discuss the success factors when transitioning into new roles. Below are key insights from nine CHRO panelists who have been in their new roles for 12 to 18 months, along with their advice for HR leaders considering their next

Caliber Associates Recruits Chief Medical Officer for NextCure

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 this is likely to be another burgeoning area for executive search firms. San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed former NexImmune executive Han Myint as the new chief medical officer

Prodigy Search Seeking CEO for U.S. Sailing Association

Prodigy Search has been enlisted to find a chief executive officer for the United States Sailing Association, the national governing body for sailing, based in Bristol, RI. The U.S. Sailing CEO reports to the board president and board of directors and works closely with the directors, staff and volunteers to ensure the implementation of the

Vantedge Search Opens Doors for Business

Vantedge Search has been recently launched by Rajesh Khanna and Sandeep Mitra. The Hillsborough, NJ-headquartered firm specializes in executive search and talent advisory for firms across industries. Belinda Burson has been hired as managing director to spearhead global operations. “As businesses realign themselves in the post-pandemic world, executive search and talent acquisition sectors are undergoing transformation to meet changing demands,”

Robert Half Posts Big Declines in Staffing Revenues

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted full-year revenues of $5.109 billion, down 15.9 percent from $6.074 billion the prior year. The Menlo Park, CA-based recruiting company posted fourth quarter revenues of $1.304 billion, a decrease of 14.3 percent. It reported net income for the year of $306 million, or $2.70 per share. For the year ended Dec. 31, 2019, net income was $454

Looking into the HR Crystal Ball: 2021 Predictions

Human resource leaders occupy a unique role – their job is to size up talent, not just in one department, but across an entire organization. Seeing both reality and possibilities, HR executives help company leaders (and fellow employees) chart the best path forward often at moments of change, transition, or crisis. Blue Rock Search offers nine

KEES Selected by United Way of Will County to Find New CEO

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES (Kistner Eddy Executive Services) has been retained by United Way of Will County, in Illinois, to lead its search for a new president and CEO. Mike Hennessy, after 31 years leading United Way, recently retired. The assignment is being led by Heather Eddy, president and CEO. United Way of Will County is

Parker Executive Search Assists Tennessee Recruit New Head Football Coach

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has assisted in the placement of Josh Heupel as the new head football coach at the University of Tennessee (UT). Mr. Heupel is former Oklahoma quarterback who led his team to the national title, and who as an assistant coach and head coach captured conference championships at Oklahoma and UCF. “We looked

Wilton & Bain Appoints Partner

London-based executive search firm Wilton & Bain has named Jay Siddiki a partner. He is responsible for sector specializations including telecoms, media and infrastructure in the firm’s interim practice. “This promotion is deserved by Jay after his intensely hard work to establish himself within the senior interim market as a trusted advisor to board level leaders across his

AIMS International Expands to Dubai

Executive search consortium AIMS International has expanded its reach in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region with the opening of a new office in Dubai. Kyriakos Kofinas has been hired as managing partner to heading the office which serves the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and Jordan. “We are glad to announce the opening of our

Another 847,000 Americans File for Unemployment

The Labor Department reported this morning that 847,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week as President Joseph R. Biden began his first week in the White House. Economists polled by Dow Jones had expected first-time claims to total 875,000. The feds have now reported about 75.6 million initial jobless claims over

Keys to Leading Your Remote Teams

Working remotely is not about being tech-savvy or having the right tools, according to a recent report by executive search and leadership consulting firm Alder Koten. Rather, it is more about being effective as a team when employees are not in the same building. It is about achieving communication and coordination without being in front of

The Hawkins Company Seeks Chief Diversity Officer for Largest City-Owned Utility in Nation

The Hawkins Company, a Los Angeles-based executive recruitment firm, has been chosen to help find a chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest city-owned water and electric utility in the nation. Spearheading the assignment is executive vice president Brett Byers. The chief diversity, equity

Howard Fischer Associates Assists Aria Systems in CFO Search

Philadelphia-headquartered executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates has assisted Aria Systems in recruiting Rick Lund as its new CFO. He will assume responsibility for all financial operations and strategy as the billing and monetization company completes a strong year of growth and prepares to continue its momentum heading into 2021. “Rick brings a combination of leadership, technology experience, and

BarkerGilmore Adds Former Ashland General Counsel to Senior Advisor Roster

Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has added Peter Ganz as a senior advisor. He becomes the newest member of a team of Fortune 500 general counsel and chief compliance officers. “Ganz’s depth of experience brings another dimension to clients seeking to bring out the best in their people

How To Build Team Culture, Remotely

When the pandemic hit last year, no one could have foreseen the changes that would happen to the workplace. Recruitment has a reputation for presenteeism and a big reliance on KPIs. Morning meetings are a staple, with day plans, standing team meetings and daily goal setting. When lockdowns came into force, this all changed. Thousands

SPMB Assists Azul Systems in Chief Marketing Officer Search

SPMB, an executive search firm that helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has assisted in the placement of Andrew Savitz as the new chief marketing officer of Azul Systems. Dave Mullarkey led the assignment. “Andrew has a tremendous amount of experience across all aspects of marketing, and a proven track record of helping companies effectively message,

Smith & Wilkinson Retained by DRBank for CEO Search

Scarborough, ME-based recruitment firm Smith & Wilkinson has been selected to help find a president and CEO for DRBank in Darien, Conn. Partner and practice director for financial services Cameron Boyd is leading the assignment. According to the search firm, this unique leadership role will provide an environment for an entrepreneurial executive to collaborate with an accomplished

Monarchs Collective Launches to Boost Leadership Diversity

Debra L. Lee, the former CEO of BET Networks, and Rabia de Lande Long, an executive coach and management consultant for top companies, have launched a bi-coastal consulting firm, the Monarchs Collective, centered on elevating black executives and women. “The Monarchs Collective answers the calls for – and clear business value of – diverse leadership,

Hunt Club Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Chicago-headquartered referral recruiting service Hunt Club has expanded with the addition of Stephanie Tysdal as its chief operating officer. “Stephanie is incredibly customer focused. We spent our first conversation talking about all the ways that the recruiting industry (to date) has neglected using technology to change the customer and candidate experience,” said aid Nick Cromydas, co-founder

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