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Five Ways HR Can Maximize Data and Analytics

Big data is rewriting the script for how companies around the world do business. The market for big data and business analytics is expected to grow to $203 billion in the next three years. For human resources, the implications include better and more efficient talent management processes, greater insight into whether a candidate will be

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RH Perry & Associates Tapped by West Virginia University at Parkersburg 

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has retained RH Perry & Associates to lead its search for a new president, following the resignation of Fletcher Lamkin. Senior consultants Jesse Thompson and John Hutchinson are conducting the search. “I would like to thank the board for putting their trust in us … to find a president that

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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.

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OverNorth Expands Search Staff

Executive search firm OverNorth has appointed David L. Hansen as principal for its manufacturing, private equity and business services search practices. “Dave represents a strategic hire for our firm and we’re all very excited to have him join the OverNorth team,” said partner Renato T. Amador. “His extensive manufacturing sector experience extends our capabilities in the industrial technology

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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?

Partners in Human Resources International Launches Search Division
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Partners in Human Resources International Launches Search Division

Partners in Human Resources International (Partners International), a New York City-based provider of career transition services, executive coaching and talent consulting, has formed an executive search practice. Peter Movesian has joined the firm as senior vice president of executive search and will lead the new division. Mr. Movesian has over two decades of service as

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Seeking Talent, One Employee at a Time

 These are better days for jobs in America. Hiring is up. And the unemployment rate remains at a stellar 4.1 percent. That’s good news all the way around. For employers, however, many challenges remain: Competition for talent is high. Finding individuals with the right skills remains tough. Transitioning to a Millennial workforce can be a

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Kittleman & Associates Tapped by Frey Foundation to Find CEO

Chicago-based executive search firm Kittleman & Associates has been retained by the Frey Foundation in Grand Rapids, MI to lead its search for a new CEO. Vice president Megan Monaco is spearheading the assignment. The next president of the Frey Foundation will join an organization that is committed to maximizing its impact in west and northern Michigan, said

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Kirk Palmer Associates Leading CEO Search for Destination Maternity

Retail-focused executive search firm Kirk Palmer Associates is leading the search for a new CEO for Destination Maternity in Moorestown, NJ. While the search is being completed, the company named Melissa Payner-Gregor, an independent director for the company, as interim CEO, effective immediately. Ms. Payner-Gregor succeeds Allen Weinstein, who held the interim role for four months. Mr. Weinstein took

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DRG Search Names CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: DRG Search has appointed Dara Klarfeld as its new CEO. She will be responsible for leading all aspects of DRG’s work with organizations in the non-profit sector. “Dara has built an impressive

Pedersen & Partners Mark Paviour country manager United Kingdom
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Pedersen & Partners Appoints Country Manager for U.K.

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has named Mark Paviour as its country manager for the United Kingdom. Mr. Paviour joins Pedersen & Partners from Egon Zehnder, where he worked for 24 years in the U.K. and the Middle East. During his tenure there, he served on the global financial services practice group leadership team, ran the asset/wealth

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Job Market Trends to Watch In 2018

2017 was a landmark year for hiring. Despite two major hurricanes and political turmoil in Washington, D.C., the U.S. economy forged ahead, adding more than 1.9 million new jobs and pushing stock markets to an all-time record high. After eight years of steady jobs growth, the nation’s unemployment rate hit a 17-year low this year.

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Parker Executive Search Seeks President for University of Central Florida

Parker Executive Search is looking to place the new president of the University of Central Florida (UCF) by mid-year. The Atlanta-based recruitment firm was enlisted last year to find the replacement for the school’s longtime president John Hitt, who announced his retirement in October. Perhaps Parker’s biggest challenge is finding someone who can fill the

Coulter Partners Sally Ann Forsyth CEO Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst
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Coulter Partners Lands New CEO for Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Sally Ann Forsyth as the new CEO of Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC). She assumes her new role in March. Dr. Forsyth, who is known for her scientific and financial expertise and as an open innovation practitioner, will lead SBC through its next phase of expansion. “Everyone talks about board and sector

Witt/Kieffer Emerging Physician Leaders Recruiting Practice Carl Fitch
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Witt/Kieffer Launches Emerging Physician Leaders Recruiting Practice

Witt/Kieffer has launched an emerging physician leaders search practice, which expands the reach and capabilities of the firm’s physician integration & leadership business. Consultant Carl Fitch is leading the practice, which will help clients in healthcare and academic medicine identify potential physician administrators and executives at all levels of their organizations. “Today’s healthcare landscape requires

CNA International Office Hamburg Germany
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CNA International Opens in Germany

U.K.-based executive recruiting franchise CNA International has opened a new office in Hamburg, Germany. Marko Könönen will lead the new location serving as senior partner at CNA International Hamburg Germany. With its presence in Hamburg, CNA further enhances its professional executive search capability, resources and services to meet the growing business interests of companies and financial institutions in Germany,

Five Ways HR Can Maximize Data and Analytics
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Five Ways HR Can Maximize Data and Analytics

Big data is rewriting the script for how companies around the world do business. The market for big data and business analytics is expected to grow to $203 billion in the next three years. For human resources, the implications include better and more efficient talent management processes, greater insight into whether a candidate will be

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RH Perry & Associates Tapped by West Virginia University at Parkersburg 

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has retained RH Perry & Associates to lead its search for a new president, following the resignation of Fletcher Lamkin. Senior consultants Jesse Thompson and John Hutchinson are conducting the search. “I would like to thank the board for putting their trust in us … to find a president that

Nonprofit HR Associates CEO Evon Smith OneWest
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Nonprofit HR Associates Finds New Leader for OneWest

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Nonprofit HR Associates has placed Evon Smith as president and CEO of Louisville, KY-based OneWest, a community development group. This concluded a six-month national search. “We were impressed with Evon’s proven success in developing collaborative partnerships and leveraging resources with non-profit organizations, government entities, businesses, investors, and community stakeholders –

Caldwell Partners 9.8% Q1 Revenue Increase
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Caldwell Partners Posts 9.8 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase

Caldwell Partners International has posted first quarter revenues of $14.9 million (Canadian), up 9.8 percent from $13.6 million last year. “The Caldwell Partners team delivered a strong performance in the first quarter,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “The overall economic outlook remains healthy, as we continue to experience solid search demand, notwithstanding our unbalanced performance

Heidrick & Struggles Stephen McAlinden regional leader Asia Pacific
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Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Regional Leader for Asia Pacific

Heidrick & Struggles has named Stephen McAlinden regional leader for Asia Pacific. He succeeds Steve Mullinjer, who will continue to pursue client work for the CEO & board practice globally. In his new role, Mr. McAlinden will lead 14 offices across Asia Pacific while continuing his client work as a partner focusing on corporate and investment banking. “Under Steve’s stewardship over the past

Companies Have Aggressive Hiring Plans for 2018
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Companies Have Aggressive Hiring Plans for 2018

The hiring outlook for 2018 is the best the U.S. has seen in over a decade with 44 percent of employers planning to hire full-time, permanent employees in the new year and half (51 percent) expecting to hire temporary employees, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. The most pressing question, however, remains: How quickly can they fill

Harris Search Associates University of Buffalo School Dental Medicine
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Harris Search Associates Tapped By University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Universities have long depended on executive search firms to help with their leadership needs, but these days the higher education sector is broadening its efforts to find more specialized leaders. As a result, search firms have expanded their niche offerings in the sector, identifying athletic directors, coaches and any number of other top posts. The

MJM Global Search CEO National Livestock Producers Association
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MJM Global Search Seeks CEO for the National Livestock Producers Association

The National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA), the national association of livestock marketing cooperatives and their captive livestock credit corporations, is looking for its next chief executive officer. The organization has enlisted Denver area-based MJM Global Search to find its new leader. Scott Stuart, longtime head of the NLPA, recently left the organization to take on the

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The Lancer Group Opens Office in Dallas

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, has opened a new office in Dallas and named Kevin Anderson as partner. The firm now has six offices in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Anderson brings to Lancer Group over 20 years of experience in executive search across the IT services, software, industrial technology,

Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition Global Performance Search Join Forces
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Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition and Global Performance Search Join Forces

The wave of mergers and partnerships in the executive search industry is continuing in the New Year. Recently, Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition and Global Performance Search (GPS) officially merged. The newly formed entity, which is called GPS, will have vertical expertise in professional services, data analytics, life sciences, supply chain technologies, logistics and medical

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Another Look at the Impact and Implications of Pay History Legislation

As more cities and states enact legislation to restrict employers, and their search agents, from asking candidates about their pay history, questions remain about the effectiveness of such laws, according to a new study by the recruitment firm NGS Global. The report, “Challenges of Gathering Compensation Data on Candidates,” spearheaded by managing partners David Nosal

Shelli Herman and Associates Kate Montonaga CFO Museum of Contemporary Art
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Shelli Herman and Associates Lands CFO for the Museum of Contemporary Art

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has recruited Kate Motonaga as the new CFO of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, led the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA was seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum. Ms. Motonaga

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EFL Associates Tapped by CalSTRS to Hunt for Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Demand for executive level, “high impact” investing talent has been on the rise, and in the years ahead it is expected to soar. Recruiters say the need for chief investment officers across the asset allocator spectrum, including endowments and foundations‎, and corporate, public and state plans, have significantly increased in number over the last five years as

RSR Partners Alliance OnPoint Consulting
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RSR Partners Forms Alliance with OnPoint Consulting

Executive search firm RSR Partners has established an alliance with OnPoint Consulting, an organizational and leadership development consulting firm, to deliver leadership assessment capabilities to their clients. The partnership creates an integrated but independent platform, separating search and assessment to ensure clients are provided with objective and unbiased advice, said the search firm. In addition, OnPoint Consulting’s

Witt/Kieffer Seeking Diversity Officers for Pratt Institute and West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Chief diversity officers are now considered part of most every competitive organization’s senior management team, and operations of all kinds are lining up to bring these highly sought after leaders on board. Search firms have become increasingly well equipped and well-networked throughout the space. One sector that has seen growing demand for top drawer diversity

Nolan Partners Adds Graham Boone Los Angeles

Nolan Partners Adds Former Sports Agent in LA

Executive search firm Nolan Partners has expanded its U.S. operations with the addition of former sports agent Graham Boone as an associate in Los Angeles. “Graham’s expertise in basketball operations, advanced scouting and player analytics, along with his reputation among NBA general managers, is of great complement to our growing North American practice,” said Paul Nolan, the

AltoPartners Adds Member Plongê  São Paulo

AltoPartners Adds New Member Firm in São Paulo

AltoPartners, an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added São Paulo, Brazil-based executive recruiters Plongê gente e gestão as its newest member firm. Plongê, founded by Alda Araújo, Ana Luiza Loureiro and Renata Fabrini, is a consultancy firm focused on people strategy. Plongê has a clear purpose grounded in four core values:

Why Business Leaders Haven’t Come Around to Employee Engagement

Employee engagement has been identified as one of the leading challenges facing management today, but business leaders have been slow to respond, according to a survey by Cornerstone International Group. The 11th annual “Global Business Survey” indicates that 65 percent of respondents believe their employees are engaged in their work. Only 18 percent of those leaders,

Waverly Partners Seeking New CEO for Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce has retained executive search firm Waverly Partners to lead in its search for a new president and CEO. Dan Colantone resigned in March and former Green mayor Richard Norton is currently serving as interim CEO. The firm will look at qualified local, regional and national candidates. Eric Peterson, a managing director

Sterling Search & Consulting Assists The Centers Inc. in CEO Hunt

The Centers Inc. has named Dr. Donald Baracskay as its new chief executive officer. The multi-service non-profit had enlisted Jacksonville, FL-based executive recruiting firm Sterling Search & Consulting to find its new leader. “We received countless applications and conducted interviews with well-qualified candidates from as far away as Texas and Ohio,” said Steve Libby, president

Cognitive Talent Partners Opens U.S. Office Rajnish Batra Natasha Singh

Cognitive Talent Partners Opens First U.S. Office

Gurgaon, Haryana-headquartered executive search firm Cognitive Talent Partners LLP has established its first U.S. office in Dallas and plans to open another location in Silicon Valley. The firm has appointed Rajnish Batra as partner and consultant in San Francisco and Natasha Singh as a client partner in Dallas. “The United States continues to be a market of significant

EMA Partners Alberto Miranda Global Chairman

EMA Partners Names Global Chairman

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has elected Alberto Miranda as its global chairman. Mr. Miranda has served on EMA Partners International’s executive committee and held the position of vice president of finance. He joined EMA Partners Spain in 1997. Mr. Miranda has more than 20 years’ experience in executive search, undertaking senior

Unemployment Rate Falls to 17 Year Low

Employers added 261,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent, the lowest in nearly 17 years, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Economists had forecast that payrolls would increase by 310,000 jobs last month. During October, the number of workers unemployed declined by 281,000 to 6.5 million. Since January,

Savannah State University Taps Academic Search to Lead Hunt for Provost

The hunt for university leadership has been heating up, especially the search for provosts and chancellors. Among the latest, Savannah State University (SSU) is seeking its next provost and vice president of academic affairs. The school has turned to Academic Search to fill the role. Senior consultants Mac A. Stewart and Maya Kirkhope are leading the assignment. Savannah State

ESGI Lands President/COO for WAHVE

Executive search firm ESGI has placed Bob Criscuolo as president and chief operating officer for Work At Home Vintage Experts (WAHVE) in Plantsville, CT. Evan Scott, president of the Washington, D.C.-headquartered recruiter, led the search. “The candidates we included on the slate had to bring a track record of building a services-software company,” said Mr. Scott. “Bob is

Tatum Private Equity Practice Jim Schuchard

Tatum Expands Private Equity Practice

Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, has continued to expand its private equity search practice to meet a growing call for talent. The firm, which has made a number of key hires, named Jim Schuchard as practice leader. He is responsible for spearheading business development and client relationship management. A tenured managing partner,

Hudson Global Posts 6.5 Percent Revenue Gain

Talent Solutions company Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted third quarter revenues of $118.1 million, up 6.5 percent in constant currency from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the way, recording a revenue gain of 18.4 percent while Hudson America and Europe had revenues losses of 2.9 percent and 4.6 percent, respectively. The New York-based

Hanold Associates Lainie Cooney CHRO Blue Apron

Hanold Associates Lands CHRO for Blue Apron

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers (CHRO) and other senior level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs. Why is there such pent up demand for

Vetted Solutions Tapped by ABTA to Find Next Leader

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) has enlisted executive search firm Vetted Solutions to lead its search for a new CEO. President and founder Jim Zaniello and vice president Catherine Brown are spearheading the assignment. The ABTA is entering the next phase of its developmental transformation with the opportunity to revolutionize the field, said the recruitment firm. This

Allegis Group Invests in HiringSolved

Allegis Group Invests in HiringSolved

Investment dollars continue to pour into new technology designed to change the talent management game. Recently, talent solutions provider Allegis Group made a significant investment in people aggregator HiringSolved. The company will continue to operate as a separate, independent business, under founder Shon Burton. HiringSolved’s mission is to make hiring better, faster and more human by

Philip Lefebvre rejoins Ward Howell life sciences partner

Ward Howell Continues to Strengthen North American Presence

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has brought back Philip Lefebvre to North America as a partner in its life sciences practice group. Mr. Lefebvre, who spent the last 10 years in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, is now based in New York. He has over 20 years of experience in executive search. Prior to moving to

TheXecutives joins Penrhyn International

Penrhyn Expands in Central and Eastern Europe

Penrhyn International, a global network of executive search firms, has strengthened its footprint within Central and Eastern Europe (including Russia) with the addition of TheXecutives.  The firm will join forces with existing German member LAB & Company, strengthening the Vienna office and enabling both firms to gain wider regional expertise. TheXecutives, with offices in Vienna and Moscow,

Marlins Choose Turnkey Search for Business Operations President

Sports and entertainment recruitment firm Turnkey Search has been selected by the Miami Marlins to lead its search for a president of business operations. Turnkey president, founder and CEO Len Perna is heading the assignment. It is yet another top leadership appointment heading to a boutique specialist. The executive will report to Derek Jeter, the Marlins’ new

Carrington & Carrington Expands Partnership with UPMC to Boost C-Suite Diversity

Executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has started a multi-year partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to help boost the healthcare giant’s diversity hiring at its most senior levels. The collaboration comes as the $14 billion Pennsylvania-based company continues expanding in its local market, nationally and around the world. “This is a

ON Partners CTO Krishna Vedula 365 Retail Markets

ON Partners Taps New CTO for 365 Retail Markets

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. Chief technology officer hiring, in fact, is expected to grow by 18 percent by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. It’s a trend that has kept executive search firms well occupied. Executive search firm ON Partners recently recruited Krishna Vedula as CTO of 365

Bowdoin Group Scott Vierra VP Practice Leader

Bowdoin Group Appoints VP and Practice Leader

Search firms in all sectors have been in growth mode in recent months. The latest: Boston-headquartered executive recruiters Bowdoin Group has named Scott Vierra as vice president and practice leader. Working closely with other executives at the firm, he will initially focus on the financial services and fintech markets before eventually shifting to the firm’s software practice. Mr.

Bailey Fisher Iain Hopper Leader Digital Health & Life Sciences

Bailey Fisher Names Leader of Digital Health & Life Sciences

U.K.-headquartered Bailey Fisher Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Iain Hopper as director of digital health & life sciences. Mr. Hopper has developed a strong network throughout the U.K., Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, said the firm. His most recent focus was pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; he worked with market leaders including Roche, Novartis and

Why Hire for Potential, Not Experience

Hiring experienced talent has always been a challenge. Luring talent away from rivals, and then onboarding and training them to work successfully within an organization’s parameters, can be difficult. That’s why retention rates for experienced hires at many concerns are abysmal, according to Jim O’Malley, partner and executive search practice leader at TalentRISE. These issues illuminate

Howard Fischer CIO Nassar Nizami Jefferson University Hospitals

Howard Fischer Lands CIO for Jefferson University Hospitals

Executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) has placed Nassar Nizami as chief information officer of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. “At a time of immense change in healthcare, we’re delighted to welcome Nassar as a leader for Jefferson’s focus on innovation, technology, and informational science,” said Dr. Stephen K. Klasko, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and

Carlson Beck Susan True CEO Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

Carlson Beck Lands CEO for Community Foundation Santa Cruz County

Executive search firm Carlson Beck has placed Susan True as the new chief executive officer of Community Foundation Santa Cruz County following a national search. She takes over from Lance Linares, who held the top post for 22 years. A succession plan adopted by the board guided the organization through the transition. The board formed a search committee, tapped Carlson

Isaacson, Miller Forms Alliance Consulting Firm CFAR

Isaacson, Miller Forms Alliance with Consulting Firm CFAR

Executive search firm Isaacson, Miller and CFAR, a management consulting firm specializing in strategy and organizational development for high-performance organizations, have formed a strategic alliance. The partnership aims to achieve the firms’ shared goal of helping institutions achieve excellence in their leadership, maximize the opportunities and minimize the risks at important moments of transition. Isaacson, Miller, which

Boyden adds Claire Lauder and Francesca d'Arcangeli

Boyden Expands U.K. Industrial Practice

Executive search firm Boyden has strengthened its global industrial practice in the U.K. with the additions of Claire Lauder and Francesca d’Arcangeli. Both will focus primarily on the industrial sector. Ms. Lauder has broad experience in the industrial and engineering sectors. She will serve as a partner in Boyden’s U.K. interim management. Previously, Ms. Lauder was a director, manufacturing

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Taps Phillips Oppenheim to Find Next Leader

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is seeking a new director to replace Thomas P. Campbell, who stepped down in February. The oldest and possibly most prestigious museum in the U.S. has turned to a boutique executive search firm, Phillips Oppenheim, to fill the position. Mr. Campbell resigned earlier this year after growing

The Tolan Group Places CFO for Elwyn

Executive search firm The Tolan Group has placed Cindy Bertrando as CFO of Elwyn, a nationally recognized leader in education and support services for children and adults with physical and intellectual challenges. CEO and managing partner Tim Tolan led the search along with associate partner Kaye Johnson. “Cindy is a strategic thinker and a very

Miramar Global Executive merges DES Recruitment and Search

DES Recruitment and Miramar Global Executive Search Merge

Executive search firm DES Recruitment has merged with U.K.-based Miramar Global Executive Search. John Hodge, founder and managing partner of DES Recruitment, will become managing partner in North America for Miramar. “This a critical moment in the journey for both the DES and Miramar teams,” said Andrew Stoneham-Knott, managing partner of Miramar Global. “We are combining our

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