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HR Leaders Rethink the Role of Talent

Driven by dramatic and irreversible trends in labor demographics and technology, companies are under tremendous pressure to rethink the role of talent. This is so significant that for HR leaders, developing an agile workforce is more than twice as important (53 percent to 19 percent) as “investing in artificial intelligence and automation,” according to a

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The Lapham Group Lands CEO for Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety 

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) in Tampa, FL has named Roy Wright as its next president and CEO. Craig Lapham, CEO of executive recruitment firm the The Lapham Group, conducted the search. To ensure a smooth operational transition, Mr. Wright will work with current IBHS president and CEO Julie Rochman, who

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

U.K.-based Berwick Partners Launches New Office Amsterdam
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U.K.-based Berwick Partners Launches New Office in Amsterdam

Birmingham, England-based Berwick Partners has opened a new office in Amsterdam. The move marks the executive recruitment firm’s first foray onto the continent of Europe. It comes as part of a broader growth strategy that includes the opening of two new practices and several new hires. The launch comes in response to growing demand for Berwick

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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?

ManpowerGroup Posts 16 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase U.S. Business Falters
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ManpowerGroup Posts 16 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase, But U.S. Business Falters

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted first quarter revenues of $5.5 billion, an increase of 16 percent from $4.8 billion the prior year. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.53 billion. Results were significantly impacted by stronger foreign currencies relative to the U.S. dollar compared to the prior year period. The Milwaukee-based recruiting company also

CEO Confidence Continues to Rise

CEO Confidence Continues to Rise

The Conference Board’s latest measure of CEO confidence, which rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2017, made further gains in the first quarter of 2018. The measure now reads 65, up from 63 in the last quarter of 2017. A reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses. “CEOs remain positive

Holden Richardson Finds New Leader for Oerlikon Drive Systems, China
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Holden Richardson Finds New Leader for Oerlikon Drive Systems, China

Holden Richardson, an executive search firm based in Winnetka, IL, has helped to place the new president and CEO of Oerlikon Drive Systems, China. Ken Wang brings to Oerlikon a background in engineering and operations, firsthand knowledge of gear design and production, lean engineering and manufacturing practices, experience working for Western employers, extensive knowledge of

Acertitude Places Robert A. Santella CEO IPC
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Acertitude Places CEO at IPC

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited Robert A. Santella as the new CEO of IPC, a global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the financial markets community. He succeeds Neil Barua, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Co-founder and managing partner Rick DeRose led the search along with senior partner Scott Carberry.

ZRG Partners Names Board Practice Leader
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ZRG Partners Names Board Practice Leader

Director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. Heightened expectations now placed on boards have elevated both the professional standards and personal commitment required of all directors. As a result, companies continue to turn to executive search firms to help find new board members. In an effort to help

Russell Reynolds Associates Names European Regional Co-Heads
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Russell Reynolds Associates Names European Regional Co-Heads

Russell Reynolds Associates has named Patrick Johnson and Matthias Oberholzer as regional co-heads for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition, James Roome will now lead the U.K. office. “This leadership team is well-positioned to help clients navigate global uncertainty and the potential impact of the Brexit transition in the region,” said the firm. “As leaders with significant experience in guiding

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10 Things to Consider When Selecting a Search Firm

Choosing an executive recruitment firm is nothing to take lightly. Recruiters, and the search firms they represent, are not all created equal. And whatever choice a company makes can have big consequences in terms of a proper working relationship between clients, recruiters, the candidates they provide and the ultimate choice for the job opening. In

Boyden Guith, Wadiak, Patout board of directors Goodwill Industries International
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Boyden Fills Board Positions for Goodwill Industries

Boyden has placed Joe Guith, Matthew Wadiak and Etienne Patout as members of the board of directors at Goodwill Industries International. “After an exhaustive search, Boyden is enthusiastic about the talent that Joe, Matthew and Etienne bring to the Goodwill team,” said Alicen Blair-Sibly, a managing partner of Boyden in Atlanta. “Each new board member

David Barrett Partners Srinivas Pulavarti CIO Emory University
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David Barrett Partners Places CIO at Emory University

Executive recruitment firm David Barrett Partners has placed Srinivas Pulavarti as vice president and chief investment officer (CIO) for Emory University in Atlanta. Firm founder David Barrett led the search. Mr. Pulavarti will be responsible for overseeing the university’s investment portfolio of close to $6.9 billion. He succeeds Mary Cahill, who retired last summer. Christopher

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Glocap Search Taps Investment Management Veteran as CEO

Glocap Search recently named investment management veteran Annette Krassner as its new CEO. She succeeds founder Adam Zoia, who will remain chairman of the firm. The hiring of Ms. Krassner brings a proven leader, relationship-builder and domain expert to Glocap to continue its core advisory principles, said the firm. “Annette is superbly qualified to succeed

Regina Glocker Ridgeway Partners New York
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Ridgeway Partners Strengthens U.S. Search Staff

London-headquartered executive search firm Ridgeway Partners has expanded its operations in the U.S. with the addition of Regina Glocker as a partner in its New York office. Ms. Glocker specializes in executive searches within banking and capital markets and the three lines of defense for financial institutions, fintech companies, private equity portfolio companies and other corporates.

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HR Leaders Rethink the Role of Talent

Driven by dramatic and irreversible trends in labor demographics and technology, companies are under tremendous pressure to rethink the role of talent. This is so significant that for HR leaders, developing an agile workforce is more than twice as important (53 percent to 19 percent) as “investing in artificial intelligence and automation,” according to a

IBHS Roy Wright CEO Lapham Group
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The Lapham Group Lands CEO for Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety 

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) in Tampa, FL has named Roy Wright as its next president and CEO. Craig Lapham, CEO of executive recruitment firm the The Lapham Group, conducted the search. To ensure a smooth operational transition, Mr. Wright will work with current IBHS president and CEO Julie Rochman, who

DRG Search CEO Mark Valli NORWESCAP
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DRG Search Places CEO at NORWESCAP

The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms have

Top Gun Ventures Opens Office Denver
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Top Gun Ventures Opens Office in Denver

Plano, TX-based executive search firm Top Gun Ventures has opened a new office in Denver with the addition of Laura Marriott as partner. This is the firm’s eighth location. “Laura’s global mobile tech and marketing expertise has placed her at the forefront of today’s digital transformation,” said Peter Donovan, managing partner of Top Gun Ventures. “The challenge and

HealthSearch Partners launched
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Three Search Firms Join Forces to Form HealthSearch Partners

Consultants from three executive search firms have joined forces to launch a new search platform, HealthSearch Partners, specializing in identifying and placing transformational, mission-minded CEOs and senior leaders in healthcare systems. “Health system boards now have an even better option than the customary ‘Big Four’ search firms,” said Keith Southerland, board chair, HealthSearch Partners. “Our

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7 Characteristics of a Great Recruiter

According to a report by talent consultant Kevin Sheridan, 86 percent of executive search firms feel they are doing a good job recruiting, yet only 60 percent of candidates report having a positive experience during the recruiting process with them. Mr. Sheridan is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, a New York Times best-selling author and a sought-after voice

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Harris Search Associates and RGC Search Seek President for the University of Puthisastra

The University of Puthisastra (UP) in Cambodia has retained the services of Harris Search Associates and RGC Executive Search to finds its next president. Jeffrey Harris, founder and managing partner of Dublin, OH-based Harris Search, and Anthony Ainsworth, director of Bangkok, Thailand-based RGC Search, are leading the assignment. The organizations are members of IIC Partners,

Turnkey Sports Sean Walker Philadelphia Phillies CTO
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Turnkey Sports Lands CTO for the Philadelphia Phillies

Specialist recruiters Turnkey Sports and Entertainment has placed former Tampa Bay Lightning executive Sean Walker as the Philadelphia Phillies’ new vice president and chief technology officer. “Sean has a proven ability to successfully restructure IT departments from the ground up,” said Dave Buck Phillies’ executive vice president. “We are fortunate to have him on board to take the Phillies to

MCG Partners VP Consulting John Griffith
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MCG Partners Names VP of Consulting Services

MCG Partners, a Boston, MA-based talent management and leadership development firm, has expanded with the addition of John Griffith as vice president of consulting services. In his new role, Mr. Griffith is responsible for driving the growth of the organization, a woman-owned, management consultancy specializing in leadership development, executive coaching, talent management, organizational effectiveness, management

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NGS Global Appoints New Leaders for Japan

Executive search firm NGS Global has added George Johnson and Jonathan Falconer as new managing partners to head its Japanese office in Tokyo. With over 37 years of executive search experience combined, the new leaders will join forces to lead in the development of a broader and deeper level of capabilities within the Japanese market. “We are excited

AMN Healthcare Completes $195 Million in Acquisitions
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AMN Healthcare Completes $195 Million in Acquisitions

As demand for talent remains strong, healthcare companies continue to consolidate. But it is more than hospitals that are in the market for acquisitions. Service providers, too, are playing their part in transforming the sector. AMN Healthcare Services, a provider of healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, has completed two acquisitions: MedPartners, a national mid-revenue cycle firm,

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Cobb Electric
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CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Cobb Electric

A variety of non-profit trade associations have turned to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Peter Heintzelman as the new president and CEO of Cobb Electric Membership Corp. (Cobb EMC). He replaces Chip Nelson, who is retiring after 45 years with the Marietta, GA-based electric cooperative. Chris Guiney, partner

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Higher Education Leadership Search Seeks Chief Compliance Officer for University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Higher Education Leadership Search has been selected by the University of Texas of the Permian Basin to lead in its search for a chief compliance officer. Consultants Geralyn Franklin and Alan Medders are leading the assignment. The incoming executive will oversee and coordinate university-wide compliance and risk-management activities, ensuring that the school and its employees are complying

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N2Growth Acquires Data and Analytics Firm Q5 Division

King of Prussia, PA-based N2Growth, a global leadership and talent advisory firm focusing on human and organizational performance, has acquired an interest in Q5 Division, an Indiana-based predictive data and analytics firm. Q5, which was founded five years ago, has established a global reputation for unlocking hidden value and providing new consumer/market insights through intelligent

Odgers Berndtson Names Head of U.S. Aviation & Hospitality Practice

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Frank Morogiello to its Dallas office as a partner and head of the firm’s U.S. aviation & hospitality practice focusing on aerospace and defense. “With more than 25 years of experience as a search professional and as an experienced C-suite executive, Frank brings

McDermott & Bull Acquires Prime-Core Executive Search

McDermott & Bull Acquires Denver-based Prime-Core Executive Search

Acquisitions continue to make news in the recruiting industry and recent activity appears to be carrying over into 2018. McDermott & Bull has acquired Denver-based Prime-Core Executive Search. Ken Dropiewski, as a result, joins the firm as a principal consultant in the sciences group, specializing in the med-tech space. “The addition of Ken to our

Six Leadership Megatrends Changing the Workplace

New data shows that what is most keeping C-level executives awake at night is their people strategies. According to a joint report by DDI, the Conference Board and EY, C-suite professionals rank developing “next gen” leaders and failure to attract and retain top talent as their biggest challenges. Only 14 percent of CEOs believe they have the leadership talent

CarterBaldwin Seeks CEO for Christian Group World Vision

World Vision, one of the largest Christian ministries in the world, has retained the services of executive search firm CarterBaldwin Executive Search to help find a new president and chief executive for its U.S. office. After 20 years at the helm, the group’s leader, Richard Stearns, recently announced his plans to retire at the end

Heidrick & Struggles In Hunt for Chief Revenue Officer for Imperva

The role of chief revenue officer has changed dramatically over the last several years. CROs are quickly becoming mission-critical innovators for companies that look to dominate a market first and fastest, according to recruiters. The demand for these financial leaders is growing and executive search firms have been busy filling these roles. Imperva, a NASDAQ-traded

Diversified Search Expands Boston Molly Robb

Diversified Search Expands to Boston

Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive recruitment firms in the U.S., has expanded into Boston with the addition of Molly A. Robb, a seasoned search executive with more than 20 years experience placing C-suite talent in the healthcare, private equity/venture capital and life sciences sectors. She joins the firm as a managing director

Kaye/Bassman Stewart Currie Cynthia Salinas Managing Partners

Kaye/Bassman Names Managing Partners

Executive search firm Kaye/Bassman International Corp. has promoted Stewart Currie and Cynthia Salinas to new managing partners within its construction and real estate practice. Since joining Kaye/Bassman in 2013, Mr. Currie has lead search efforts for the construction & real estate practice focusing on the southeastern U.S. He specializes in the commercial, industrial and residential

ENGAGE Talent Secures $3 Million Funding

ENGAGE Talent Secures $3 Million in Funding

ENGAGE Talent, an AI software company that helps companies identify and effectively engage with passive candidates, has raised $3 million in new funding. Participating investors include Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Refinery Ventures and Grand Ventures. “While we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, we’re eager to use this new funding to accelerate our progress

DHR International Artistic Director Brooklyn Academy of Music

DHR International Recruits Artistic Director for the Brooklyn Academy of Music

DHR International has placed David Binder as the artistic director of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). He succeeds long-time executive producer Joseph V. Melillo, who will step down at the end of the year. James Abruzzo, managing partner of DHR’s global non-profit recruiting practice, led the search. “The Brooklyn Academy of Music is the major presenter of the

Sterling Martin Associates Seeks New Leader for League of Women Voters

The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms have

SearchWide Launches Express Recruiting Service

SearchWide Launches Express Recruiting Service

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

Rialto Recruitment New Office

Rialto Recruitment Opens New Office

Rialto Recruitment | Atlantae Executive Search, a technical and scientific focused search firm based in Niel, Belgium, has opened a second office in the Belgian city of Genk. In addition, Rialto has obtained the new Federgon RSS quality label. Rialto Recruitment originated as Atlantae 17 years ago, followed by its merger in 2012 with Egeminplus. “With

Executive Recruiters Prove Invaluable to Thriving Global Sports Sector

The global sports industry has grown into a juggernaut. Its revenues are as much as $700 billion a year, surpassing the economies of many countries, according to the accounting firm KPMG. So it only makes sense that executive recruitment firms have become essential partners to organizations that are feeling the heat not just to win

Buffkin / Baker Leads Chief Marketing Officer Search for University of Missouri

The University of Missouri System has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to fill the position of executive director for the joint office of strategic communications and marketing. The incoming executive will serve as the chief marketing and communications officer for the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) and for the UM System. The incoming leader should have a clear,

Isaacson, Miller Seeks Development Officer for Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

Museums are increasingly turning to specialist recruiters to help fill critical, senior-level leadership roles. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston recently tapped executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to lead its search for a chief development officer. Vice president Jack Gorman is heading the assignment along with senior associate Becky Wei Piper, associate Sarah Hecklau

Recruitment Technology Platform Joveo Receives $5 Million in Funding

Investment dollars continue to pour into new technology designed to change the talent management industry. The latest: Joveo, a recruitment technology platform, recently raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Nexus Venture Partners. The start-up intends to use the cash infusion to continue to accelerate its product offerings, expand its partnerships and scale its AI/deep-learning layer. “Our vision is

Spinnaker Global Jon Chaplin director executive search

Spinnaker Global Appoints Director Executive Search

Spinnaker Global Ltd, a Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, U.K.-based recruitment agency specializing in shore-based shipping, has named Jon Chaplin as director of executive search. “Our executive search business has never been busier,” said Phil Parry, chairman at Spinnaker Global. “While improved market conditions can only help, we have benefited from taking the long-term view that comprehensive shipping knowledge,

A New Look at How Jobs are Created, Found, Applied for and Won

Despite two major hurricanes and political turmoil in Washington, D.C., the U.S. economy forged ahead last year, adding more than 1.9 million new jobs and pushing stock markets to an all-time record high. After eight years of steady job growth, the nation’s unemployment rate hit a 17-year low. But there is more to the jobs

Turnkey Search Chip Bowers Miami Marlins

Turnkey Search Finds President of Business Operations for the Miami Marlins

Sports and entertainment recruitment firm Turnkey Search has placed Chip Bowers as the Miami Marlins’ president of business operations. He will report directly to Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. Leading the assignment was Len Perna, Turnkey’s president, founder and CEO. It is yet another top leadership post being referred to a boutique specialist. “Our goal is to operate a

John Keister Selina Gomez-Beloz Waukegan Public Library 

John Keister & Associates Lands Leader for 120-Year Old Waukegan Public Library

Search firms that service the library sector are busier than ever. Vernon Hills, IL-based search firm John Keister & Associates, for one, recently recruited Selina Gomez-Beloz as executive director of the Waukegan Public Library in Lake County, IL. She replaces Richard Lee who retired last month after nearly 15 years in the role. Her tenure beings on Monday. Ms.

True Talent Advisory John Foster chief people officer

True Talent Advisory Names Chief People Officer

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies the chief human resource officer (CHRO) plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus, instead, is on building

Top Gun Ventures Announces Senior Promotions

Plano, TX-based executive search firm Top Gun Ventures has promoted Brian Adamik and Bjorn Kirchdorfer to senior partners in Boston and Dallas. Both have been with Top Gun Ventures for about 10 years and have been instrumental in building a national and global business and in significantly contributing to the branding of Top Gun Ventures in the

More Than One Million Jobs to Be Disrupted by 2026

The global economy faces a reskilling crisis with 1.4 million jobs in the U.S. vulnerable to disruption from technology and other factors by 2026, according to a new report, “Towards a Reskilling Revolution: A Future of Jobs for All,” by the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group. The report analyzes nearly 1,000 job types

Holden Richardson Thomas Dono chief legal officer Stoneridge

Holden Richardson Lands Chief Legal Officer for Stoneridge

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

Bob Murray & Associates Assists San Diego Police Dept. in Search of Chief

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

Russell Reynolds Associates Hoda Tahoun Leisure Hospitality

Russell Reynolds Associates Names Leader of Leisure/Hospitality Team

Russell Reynolds Associates has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Hoda Tahoun to its consumer practice as a leader of the leisure and hospitality team. Based in Miami, Ms. Tahoun advises U.S.-based and global companies on developing and building strong executive teams while also guiding clients on long-term leadership strategies, including succession planning. Her clients

Pedersen & Partners Zurich Thomas Heeger

Pedersen & Partners Opens in Zurich

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened an office in Zürich and named Thomas Heeger as the country manager for Switzerland. “For many years, we have been advising Swiss and international firms operating in Switzerland with their executive search needs outside Switzerland,” said Poul Pedersen, founder and managing partner of Pedersen & Partners. “From now on, we

Executives Split Between Getting Paid More or Being Promoted

Executives Split Between Getting Paid More or Being Promoted

While we all might think at times that a job is all about the pay check, a new Korn Ferry survey reveals that nearly half of professionals actually prefer recognition over extra compensation. The report, which surveyed more than 850 professionals, found that 46 percent would prefer a promotion with no raise, with 54 percent

Heidrick & Struggles Jan Zijderveld CEO Avon Products

Heidrick & Struggles Lands CEO for Avon Products

Heidrick & Struggles has helped place Jan Zijderveld, president of Unilever’s European business, as the new CEO for Avon Products, the struggling beauty products company. He replaces Sheri McCoy, who announced her retirement last summer in the wake of continued losses and harsh criticism from investors. The hiring of Mr. Zijderveld, who was also a

Myers McRae Martin S. Roth President University Charleston

Myers McRae Recruits President for University of Charleston

The University of Charleston (UC) in West Virginia has named Martin S. Roth as its 26th president following a national search conducted by David Gring of recruiting firm Myers McRae. He succeeds Edwin Welch, who will be retiring in June. The selection of Dr. Roth followed an extensive search conducted over the past six months. A committee

ZRG Partners Names Practice Leader Banking

ZRG Partners Names Practice Leader for Banking

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has appointed Patrick Prout as managing director and practice leader for banking. The selection was designed to help buttress the firm’s continued rise in the financial services sector. Mr. Prout has a decade-long record of serving banking clients with senior-level recruiting for boards of directors and C-

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