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Armstrong Craven Appoints Head of Americas

U.K.-based talent specialist Armstrong Craven is continuing its expansion with the appointment of Leslie Lazarus as head of Americas. The U.S. is already a major market for the firm, which has long relationships with some of the largest American brands. But Rachel Davis, deputy CEO, said the firm believes it can build upon that foundation.

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Arrow Strategies Launches Executive Search Division

Over the past year, a number of other organizations have expanded their retained executive search services or added them to their offerings as the top-end talent sector heats up globally. Recently, Southfield, MI-headquartered staffing firm Arrow Strategies launched a new staff and executive search division called Arrow Select. The new division acts as a wholly owned

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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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Lambda Legal Taps Two Search Firms to Find New CEO

New York-based Lambda Legal has retained the services of LGBTQ search firm McCormack+Kristel and WB&B, an executive search firm focused on diversity and inclusion, to lead its search for a new CEO. Lambda Legal, a non-profit, is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living

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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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Boyden Opens New Office in Saskatchewan

Boyden has expanded in Canada with the opening an office in the province of Saskatchewan. It will be led by Dan Brown, a new Boyden Canada partner. “Our new office in Saskatchewan and the appointment of Dan supports our strategy in Canada and globally to provide clients with world-class leadership advisory solutions,” said Trina Gordon, president

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Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Turns to Koya Leadership Partners to Find New Leader

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has enlisted Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners to assist in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. The organization initially retained Boyden for the assignment. Both finalist candidates, however, reportedly rejected the job, citing concerns with salary and museum governance. Boston-based Koya is tasked with finding a

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Evolv Technologies Turns to TillmanPartners to Find CFO

Backed by an impressive group of investors including Bill Gates, Evolv Technologies, a technology start-up addressing the active shooter threat, has retained TillmanPartners to find a CFO. “When I launched TillmanPartners this year, I set out to serve an exclusive group of clients and assist CEOs and investors to achieve breakthrough performance,” said Rob Tillman,

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Gerard Daniels Names New Managing Partner for the Americas

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels, headquartered in Perth, Australia, has appointed Jason Wright to the role of managing partner Americas, based in its Houston office. Mr. Wright is a highly-experienced recruitment and staffing professional with more than 20 years’ involvement in the oil and gas and energy sectors, primarily in the Americas markets. “I wish

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Prestige Scientific Opens First Office in Europe

Milford, MA-based life science executive search firm Prestige Scientific recently opened its first European office in Amsterdam and appointed Brandan Sweeney as director of the new location. The expansion to Amsterdam is largely in response to the European Medicines Agency’s recent relocation there, said the firm. Mr. Sweeney is charged with leading the expansion of the

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SWR Group and Rothley Executive Search Join Forces

M&A activity, in many cases with the support of private equity firms, continues to heat up in the executive search industry. The latest: New Zealand-headquartered search firms SWR Group and Rothley Executive Search have merged. Under the agreement, Rothley operations become part of SWR Group. Rothley founder and managing director Sean Brunner will be based in

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The Current State of Diversity and Inclusion

Although most respondents to a new study by talent acquisition firm GQR Global said they feel they have a commitment from their company’s leadership to pursue the business case for diversity and inclusion, there was an overwhelming feeling among them that diversity within their companies is not reflected in executive teams. Increasingly, the human capital

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Lindauer Seeks Chief Philanthropy Officer for Joslin Diabetes Center

The Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston has selected recruitment firm Lindauer to lead its efforts to find a new chief philanthropy officer. Vice president Maureen Huminik is spearheading the assignment. “This is an exceptional opportunity for a proven leader who will bring expertise in grateful patient fundraising, as well as deep experience working with friends

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Russell Reynolds Associates Recruits CEO for U.K. Ordnance Survey

Russell Reynolds Associates has placed Steve Blair as the new chief executive officer of U.K. mapping authority Ordnance Survey (OS). Patrick Johnson, the search firm’s country manager for the U.K., led the assignment. “The board of OS is delighted that ministers have appointed Steve Blair as CEO of Ordnance Survey,” said Kieran Murphy, chairman at Ordnance Survey. “He

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Finlay James Names Chief Commercial Officer

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, U.K.-headquartered search firm Finlay James has appointed Andrew MacAskill as its chief commercial officer. Mr. MacAskill will also join the technology-focused firm’s board of directors alongside owners John and Sara Gaughan and managing director James May.

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Sucherman Group Expands Search Staff

New York-based Sucherman Group has expanded its sports, digital and international advisory practices with the additions of Cuyler Holmquist and Aaron Henderson as executive directors. Mr. Holmquist was enlisted to help with the firm’s business development and execution efforts. Most recently, he ran the U.S. sports practice for search firm Odgers Berndtson. Having started working for Odgers in

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Here’s How Predictive Analytics is Sharpening Recruiting Efforts

Historically, recruiting has been primarily dependent upon the instincts of the employer. Whether he or she felt a particular candidate was fit for a given position was based primarily on the resume, indicating the candidate’s previous experience, qualifications and job history. Today, it is widely accepted that organizations that base decisions on data consistently outperform

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The Koblentz Group Recruits CHRO for PRGX

Anyone with ties to the human resources function knows how much it has evolved in recent years – and with it the role of the chief human resources officer. The biggest shift has been in the CHRO’s progression from fighting for a seat at the table to playing a key role on the executive team. According

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Recruit Co. Ltd. Makes Key Technology Investments

Staffing provider Recruit Co. Ltd., an intermediate holding branch of Japanese recruiting behemoth Recruit Holdings, has made three key investments in technology companies, helping to fund Breez Development, which is working to help improve cryptocurrency payments; Techbins Solutions, an AI conversational commerce platform; and Coti Holdings, a next-generation blockchain provider. Recruit Holdings is the owner

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Saenger Associates Tapped by MWS Wire Industries to Find New Leader

Los Angeles-based executive search firm Saenger Associates has been retained by MWS Wire Industries to lead the search for its next president. Mike Nadler, senior vice president of client services, is spearheading the assignment along with Gary Saenger, founder and president. MWS Wire Industries is seeking a successor to its retiring president to continue to

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Stanton Chase Names Global Aviation Sector Leader

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the appointment of Ingo Schmittmann, a partner with the Frankfurt office, as global aviation sector leader for the firm’s supply chain, logistics and transportation practice group. “It is a distinct pleasure to announce Ingo’s expanding leadership role in this important worldwide practice group,” said Juan D. Morales, managing director

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6 Ways to Conduct an Effective Executive Job Search

In today’s dynamic and competitive job market, the elements of an effective executive-level job search are very different than what may be utilized for non-executive roles. A new report by Rob Croner, vice president of senior executive services at CCI Consulting, explores channels of activity that drive any effective professional job search. “It can be

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Search Firms Partner to Find New Commissioner for Southern Conference

Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have collaborated to recruit Ohio University director of athletics Jim Schaus as the new commissioner of the Southern Conference. Atlanta-based College Sports, which managed the search, was chosen for its expertise in finding athletics leaders, while Buffkin/ Baker, based in Brentwood, TN, offered prowess in tapping top academic

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Cejka Executive Search Recruits CEO for St. Luke’s Healthcare System

After an extensive nationwide hunt, Cejka Executive Search has placed Kevin Nokels as president and CEO of the St. Luke’s Healthcare System in Duluth, MN. The search was led by Mark Madden, executive vice president and managing principal, and Rebecca Kapphahn, vice president and search consultant. Mr. Nokels currently serves as president of CHI Health Creighton University Medical

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Hightech Partners and ICT Control Create Ataya & Partners

Executive search firm Hightech Partners (HTP) has joined forces with Georges Ataya, founder of ICT Control, to create Ataya & Partners. The new venture will provide clients with a full-circle “digitally enabling” menu, ranging from assessments, targeted education, and certification to advisory and staffing services in digital transformation, data protection and information security, said Ataya

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CannabizTeam Launches Temporary Recruiting Services

Investors poured $10 billion into cannabis in North America in 2018, twice what was invested in the last three years combined. The North American market is expected to reach more than $16 billion in 2019. While talent deficits are a problem in every industry, the marijuana field is exceptionally short on senior-level leaders who can

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Employers to Continue on with Hiring Plans

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up as we round out the second quarter, with 21 percent of employers planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they are expecting headcount to grow. This is the seventh consecutive year of double-digit

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Parker Executive Search Recruits Athletic Director for La Salle University

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search recently placed Brian Baptiste as director of intercollegiate athletics and recreation for La Salle University in Philadelphia. He succeeds Bill Bradshaw recently announced his retirement. “I am thrilled to welcome Brian to the Explorer family,” said Colleen M. Hanycz, president

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Polachi Places General Counsel for Veracode

Executive search firms have been called in to find new general counsels for various organizations this year. Recently, Boston-headquartered executive search firm Polachi Inc. placed former Monotype legal executive Dawn Rogers as the new general counsel of Veracode in Burlington, MA. Partner Charley Polachi spearheaded the assignment. “Rogers’ impressive and versatile background makes her a powerhouse addition to Veracode’s

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Odgers Berndtson Expands in France

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has inked a new partnership in France with the addition of Singer & Hamilton, a 30 year-old search firm that specializes in executive search and executive assessment with strong expertise in financial services, life sciences, technology, industry, fashion, luxury and private equity. “Odgers Berndtson is

Skills Gap Costing Employers Nearly a Million Dollars Annually

It remains one of the most vexing economic puzzles in talent management: Why can’t employers find workers to fill their positions when 7.5 million Americans are unemployed and millions more are working part-time gigs because they can’t find full-time positions or have given up looking for work altogether? According to a new CareerBuilder survey, nearly 60 percent of U.S.

Morris & Berger Heading CEO Search for The Young Americans

Non-profit specialist search firm Morris & Berger has been retained by performing arts conservatory The Young Americans to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Leading candidates must have an appreciation for the performing arts and be strong advocates for education. The chosen CEO will be an inspirational and proactive spokesperson, representing The Young Americans to its

Jacobson Group Names Temporary Practice Head

Chicago-headquartered executive search firm The Jacobson Group has expanded with the addition of Oyauma Garrison as senior vice president. Mr. Garrison will head Jacobson’s temporary staffing practice, which provides insurance professionals on a temporary and temp-to-hire basis to help organizations manage workload fluctuations. He will also assist in Jacobson’s strategic development as a member of its executive management

Simione Healthcare Consultants Acquires Exact Recruiting Solutions

Simione Healthcare Consultants has acquired Exact Recruiting Solutions, an executive search firm dedicated to the home care and hospice industry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The agreement combines two leading organizations with more than 60 years of experience in business consulting and healthcare recruitment to benefit agencies and corporations providing home care, hospice, palliative care,

Spencer Stuart Finds New Leader for Ithaca College

Ithaca College has appointed Shirley M. Collado as its ninth president. The school turned to Spencer Stuart to fill its top post. Current president Tom Rochon will be retiring in July. Michele Haertel, who leads the higher education practice for Spencer Stuart, and consultant Mary Gorman, led the assignment. Ms. Collado currently serves as executive vice chancellor and

Koya Seeking New Leader for National Wildlife Refuge Association

Top leaders for non-profit concerns remain in hot demand and Koya Leadership Partners has the latest big search in the sector. Molly Brennan, a founding partner at the firm, is seeking a president for the National Wildlife Refuge Association, to be named by early summer. The National Wildlife Refuge Association is the only independent non-profit exclusively focused

Diversified Search Posts Double Digit Revenue Increase

Diversified Search has posted revenues of $44.6 million, a 18.9 percent increase for 2016, according to the latest statistics report soon to be released from Hunt Scanlon Media. The search firm currently has 52 consultants across nine offices. “Growth in 2016 came from several different avenues,” said president and CEO Dale E. Jones. “Our biggest news was our acquisition in September

Odgers Berndtson Continues U.S. Expansion

Odgers Berndtson has expanded with the additions of Lisa DeConto, Jane Swan, and Brad Pierce. Ms. DeConto joins the firm as a partner and will serve clients in the financial services sector. She will continue to leverage her 20-plus years of experience in asset management and focus on recruitment across the spectrum of asset management roles, including

Heidrick & Struggles Lands Chief Investment Officer for SURS

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles has recruited Douglas C. Wesley as chief investment officer of Illinois State Universities Retirement System (SURS). The organization announced last year the retirement of past CIO Danial Allen. Mr. Wesley has been SURS’ deputy CIO since 2005 and has been with the retirement system for 19 years. SURS is an agency in

Snodgrass Partners Forms Four New Alliances

Executive search firm Snodgrass Partners has formed four new partnerships in an effort to broaden the leadership, recruiting and consulting solutions it currently provides to collegiate athletic programs. “We are incredibly excited about each of our new allied partners,” said the search firm’s president, Tom Jacobs. “I have had the privilege of working with each one

Employers Report Strongest Q2 Hiring Outlook In 10 Years

Forty five percent of U.S. employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the second quarter – a significant jump from 34 percent last year and the highest percentage for the quarter dating back to 2007, according to CareerBuilder‘s latest forecast. Temporary hiring is also expected to experience a double-digit boost year-over-year with nearly half of

JDG Associates Lands CEO for NAHRO

Executive search firm JDG Associates has placed Adrianne Todman as chief executive officer of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Principal Paul Belford led the assignment. Ms. Todman is currently executive director of the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA), the region’s largest affordable housing provider, where she manages more than $400 million in affordable housing

PFM Executive Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for Tourism Victoria

PFM Executive Search has placed Paul Hawes as chief marketing officer of destination marketing organization Tourism Victoria. Mr. Hawes has more than 22 years of progressive tourism marketing and sales experience, and arrives in Canada after leading Destination New South Wales (Australia) to successfully expand its presence in the European market. He had overall accountability for marketing

Korn Ferry and The Rockefeller Foundation Form Alliance

Korn Ferry has partnered with The Rockefeller Foundation’s “100×25” campaign, a multi-faceted effort uniting organizations to help achieve the goal of advancing 100 women to the top role at Fortune 500 companies by 2025. The goal of the alliance is to develop a nuanced understanding of the common strengths and areas of development that companies should focus on

Caldwell Partners Posts Q2 Revenue Decline of 9.3 Percent

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International posted second quarter revenues of $13.7 million (Canadian), a 9.3 percent decline from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $15.1 million. Second quarter net income was $267,000 ($0.13 per share), as compared to a loss of $764,000 ($0.38 per share) in the comparable period a year earlier. The

For One Recruiter, Pot Industry Has High Possibilities

Legal marijuana is now a near $7 billion business in the U.S., and sooner or later some enterprising headhunter was going to stumble upon it. Enter Dan Ogden. His recruiting joint, Delta 9 Search, is devoted exclusively to finding senior level executives for the cannabis industry. In its first four months of operation, business has

E.A. Hughes & Co. Places Chief Digital Officer at Citizen Watch America

Executive search firm E.A. Hughes & Co. has placed former Ralph Lauren executive Barbara Garces as chief digital officer (CDO) of Citizen Watch America. Recruiting partner Ann MacCarthy led the assignment. In this new role, Ms. Garces will lead the development and implementation of the company’s digital strategy across all Citizen Watch brands, including Citizen, Bulova, Caravelle, Frederique Constant, and

Spencer Stuart Lands CFO for Entercom Communications

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand and hunting them down is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In one recent assignment reflective of this growing appetite for finance leaders, search firm Spencer Stuart recruited Richard J. Schmaeling as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Entercom Communications Corp. He

Tatum Executive Search Names Recruiting Principal

Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, has named Winston Chou as principal of Tatum Executive Search. Based in New York, he will be responsible for leading executive search engagements and managing client relationships in North America, focusing on financial leadership functions and partner-level roles for professional services clients. Mr. Chou has built an extensive track record in executive recruiting working

Piper Pritchard Acquires Helix Associates In the U.K.

Legal executive search firm Piper Pritchard has acquired executive recruiters Helix Associates. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Helix Associates will rebrand to PP Associates and the combined business will offer a seamless fee earner recruitment service to law firm clients. It will provide non-legal professionals across all functions, and interim legal and non-legal professionals to

Heidrick & Struggles Begins CEO Hunt for Mondelez International

Mondelez International, known for brands like Oreo cookies, Trident gum and Ritz crackers, has retained Heidrick & Struggles to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. No timetable has been set for the company’s next incoming leader to be named. Longtime CEO and chairman Irene Rosenfeld has come under fire by activist investors Bill Ackman and Nelson Peltz as

Harvard Group International Recruits Chief Development Officer for After-School All-Stars

Executive search firm Harvard Group International has placed Mandy Nelson as the first ever chief development officer (CDO) of After-School All-Stars (ASAS). Managing director and non-profit practice leader Cyndi Court led the search. Ms. Nelson is a seasoned non-profit development professional with more than 20 years of experience leading campaigns, programs, and people. She was a

Ward Howell Adds Retail & Lifestyle Practice Group Partner

Executive search firm Ward Howell International has named Sonia Prais as a partner in the firm’s retail, beauty & lifestyle practice group. Based in Orange County, she will be working out of Ward Howell’s California and New York offices. Ms. Prais brings 20 years of experience in executive search, having worked in the U.S. and across Europe and

Preston & Partners Expands South Charlotte Office

Executive search firm Preston & Partners has expanded with the addition of three new executive recruiters in its South Charlotte office. “We are very pleased to be expanding both location and services as new team members come onboard. Our clients and candidates will benefit from the depth and experience of these team additions,” said Gary

Goldbeck Recruiting Forms Alliance with Merc Saudi

Vancouver, BC-based executive search firm Goldbeck Recruiting has formed a partnership with Merc Saudi, an international recruitment firm headquartered in Guadalajara, Mexico with extensive recruiting operations throughout Latin America and the Middle East. MERC provides recruiting services to an expansive number of sectors, including accounting & finance; automotive; banking; business support; constructive & engineering; facilities management; financial services;

Board Director Outlook Remains Bullish

A strong majority of board directors (68 percent) have a ‘very definite’ opti­mistic look on the future, anticipating their compa­ny’s financial outlook to improve over the coming two years compared to the past two. Fifty six percent expect their businesses to perform better than their rivals in the coming two years, while a third (35 percent) ex­pect

Residential Mortgage Services Taps WinterWyman for Chief Accounting Officer

Executive search firm WinterWyman has been retained by Residential Mortgage Services (RMS) to lead its search for a chief accounting officer (CAO). Senior vice president and partner Ken Martin is leading the assignment. The incoming CAO will provide financial insight to RMS in order to drive better strategy formulation, decision making and tactical execution. He or she will also collaborate

Chrisman & Company Finds CEO for First NBC Bank

Executive search firm Chrisman & Company has placed Carl J. Chaney as chief executive officer of New Orleans-headquartered First NBC Bank. Longtime leader and founder, Ashton Ryan Jr., recently stepped aside as CEO. The bank is using the opportunity to separate the roles of CEO and president; Mr. Ryan will continue on as president. Founding search firm partner

EMA Partners Forms Partnership With Decision Dynamics

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has formed a joint venture with Decision Dynamics AB, a global provider of solutions for leadership and talent management. EMA will get access to Decision Dynamics’ tools, which it will deploy across all of its leadership search engagements and also through its leadership consulting practice, to offer solutions

Talengo Expands Healthcare Practice

Executive search firm Talengo has named Rosa García-Tizón as director of its healthcare recruiting practice. Ms. García-Tizón began her professional career in the healthcare sector, where she occupied different positions in Abbott’s hospital and pharmaceuticals divisions. In 2005 she led the business and human resources strategy for the Hospira project, the first spin-off from Abbott. Over

Why Amazon Remains Prime Hunting Ground for Headhunters

Egon Zehnder has assisted BAMTech, the $3.5 billion live digital streaming service, in naming Michael Paull as its new chief executive officer. The company is a recent spin-off of MLB Advanced Media in which Disney acquired a $1 billion stake to launch ESPN’s multi-sport subscription streaming service. He replaces Bob Bowman, MLB’s president of business and media,

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