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Here’s How Career Nomads are Impacting Companies

Change is good, but it may come at a price when we’re talking careers. A new study by Korn Ferry looks at the increasing phenomenon of “Career Nomads” – high-performing, talented professionals who are switching jobs, organizations and even careers at a faster rate than others. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, older Millennials (those born in the early

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Cejka Search Seeking Chief Medical Officer for Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Over the past year, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find chief medical officers. Recently, Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH, tapped Cejka Search to lead its search for a new CMO. Paul Esselman, president and managing director at Cejka, is leading the assignment. Reporting to the CEO, the CMO has overall responsibility for the

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Borrer Executive Search Places CFO and Chief Communications Officer for IMD Business School

Lausanne, Switzerland-based Borrer Executive Search has helped place Peggy Le Roux as chief finance and administrative officer as well as Delia Fischer as chief communications officer at IMD Business School. Ms. Le Roux joins the Lausanne- and Singapore-based business school from watch manufacturer Jaeger-Coultre, where she served as CFO for eight years. Before that, she was head of controlling for the

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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?


Kennedy Executive Search Adds New Partner in Germany

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Adrian & Roth Personalberatung as its newest member firm. With the new partner office in Munich, Kennedy Executive gains an even stronger presence in Germany and the German-speaking markets. Adrian & Roth (A&R) was founded in 2002. The firm has more than 20


Netflix Ordered to Stop Recruiting Executives from Rivals

A judge in California has just issued an injunction against streaming powerhouse Netflix, prohibiting it from attempting to hire Fox TV and film executives who are under contract. The ruling yesterday afternoon in LA Superior Court hands a win to Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp and Fox 21, the studios that sued Netflix three years


WittKieffer Tapped by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to Find Chief People Officer

Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist companies across the nation to find top talent leaders, including chief people officers. The latest: WittKieffer has been retained by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to lead its search for a new chief people officer. Kim Smith, Tom Quinn and Kerry Quealy are leading the assignment. “This is


University of Missouri Turns to Parker Executive Search to Find Head Football Coach

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors, coaches and senior level front office staff. The latest: Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search recently placed Eliah Drinkwitz as the head football coach at the University of Missouri. Mr. Drinkwitz is coming off an impressive 2019 season at Appalachian State, where he led the


Stanton Chase Appoints HR Practice Leader for North America

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the addition of veteran HR executive Bill Brewer as the firm’s human resources practice leader in North America and a director in its Los Angeles office. As the regional HR specialization leader, Mr. Brewer consults with boards and CEOs on assessing and acquiring best-in-class human resources officers. He leads


The RSA Group Names Chief Commercial Officer

The RSA Group, which is based in London and focuses on the life sciences sector, has named Kristian Jürgensen as chief commercial officer, effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Jürgensen is charged with ensuring that all functions of the organization are aligned to meet strategic commercial objectives and will continue to drive business growth. “I


Crafting a Job Spec That Draws Top Talent

A search firm and client can spend 15 minutes or 15 hours drafting a position specification, but it can emerge as a useless document either way. According to William Lepiesza of The Alexander Group, a well-crafted specification, or “spec” for short, is the foundation upon which a successful search is built. “Without the right approach


Uber Picks Hanold Associates for Head of Talent Acquisition Search

Following a record-breaking year of recruiting top HR leadership into some of the best well-known brands across industry, Chicago-based Hanold Associates has been chosen to lead Uber’s search for a head of talent acquisition in its Advance Technology Groups unit. Ashley Schiele and Mayank Parikh are spearheading the assignment. The position is based in Pittsburgh, PA. The head of talent acquisition


Diversified Search Finds CEO for Eastern Connecticut Health Network

Philadelphia-based Diversified Search placed Deborah Weymouth as president and CEO of the Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN). The assignment was conducted by James A. Langston, managing director and financial officers practice leader, and managing director Ken Hirshman. “I am pleased to welcome Deborah to ECHN and I am confident that she will be an outstanding addition to ECHN’s


Aspen Leadership Group Seeks Leader for League of American Orchestras

Aspen Leadership Group, an executive search firm that specializes in recruiting top talent for philanthropic organizations, is seeking a new president and chief executive officer for the League of American Orchestras. “The CEO will further the fulfillment of the mission of the League of American Orchestras: to advance the experience of orchestral music, support the


20/20 Foresight Executive Search Appoints Managing Director in San Francisco

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of John Spitzler as managing director. He will head both 20/20 Foresight Executive Search and 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing operations throughout California from his home base in San Francisco. “20/20 Foresight offers our career consultants a unique atmosphere in which to grow their business,” said Bob Cavoto, managing principal and founder


Upbeat Hiring Plans Heading Into the New Year

U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain steady into the first 90 days of 2020 though regional and industry forecasts are mixed, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they were expecting headcount to grow. This is the eighth consecutive year of


DHR International Assists Florida State Land New Football Coach

Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International, has placed Mike Norvell as the new head football coach for Florida State University. Willie Taggart was fired in early November after going 9-12 during his tenure with the team. “It was an honor to be entrusted with the search for the new leader of one


University of Utah Enlists Spelman Johnson for Chief Safety Officer Search

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been chosen to find a chief safety officer for the University Of Utah in Salt Lake City. The university created the role in the wake of the murder of student-athlete Lauren McCluskey in October 2018. An independent review subsequently found that university police failed to respond properly to Ms.


ZRG Partners Expands Financial Services Practice

ZRG Partners, one of the fastest growing executive search firms, has expanded with the addition of Michael Castine to its financial services practice. He will be based in New York City. Mr. Castine brings 30 years of executive search experience to the firm. Previously, he was a partner with Ridgeway Partners for the past six years. He


HW Global Talent Partner Adds Finance Director to Fuel Growth

U.K.-based executive search firm HW Global Talent Partner has named Rob Pettican as its new finance director at a time in which the firm is targeting rapid growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions. In a new position created to support the planned expansion of the group, he will be accountable for the firm’s finances.


The Upskilling Deadlock to Continue in 2020

Recent research has revealed a paradox at the heart of current debates around upskilling. On the one hand, the vast majority of U.S. workers believe it’s imperative to train for and develop new skills in order to keep up with changes in the workplace. On the other, that same contingent of workers also say that neither


Myers McRae Recruits Provost for Methodist College

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has placed Suzanne Blum Malley as the new provost for Methodist University. She will assume her new position on Jan. 15. Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Jennifer Barfield, senior vice president, led the assignment. “Dr. Blum Malley brings to us a strong track record of academic and scholarly success,


Insight Executive Search Seeks Strategic Learning and Evaluation Officer for Walton Family Foundation

Insight Executive Search, which finds top talent for non-profit, research and commercial organizations, has been chosen to find a strategic learning and evaluation officer for the Walton Family Foundation. Vice president Ari Ayares is leading the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm. The new strategic learning and evaluation officer will be charged with working


The Jackson Laboratory Taps Heidrick & Struggles to Find CHRO

CHROs have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company, and they are expected to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk taking and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest success will have diverse skill-sets,


The Taplow Group Unveils New Board of Directors

Board service can be one of the most rewarding career experiences: It’s the opportunity to see firsthand how another company operates at the highest levels and to work with – and learn from – accomplished, articulate and intelligent people. It’s why many leaders decide to start down the path to the boardroom. It’s also why


Korn Ferry Posts Flat Q2 Revenues

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted fiscal second quarter revenues of $492.4 million, down one percent (up one percent at constant currency) from last year. The Los Angeles-headquartered executive recruiter and leadership consultant – the largest globally and in the Americas as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media – recorded net income was $42.8 million, compared to a loss of $46 million in the second quarter of last


Unemployment Rate Dips Again as Economy Pushes Forward, Despite Concerns

Employers added 266,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped slightly to 3.5 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase was above the 180,000 forecast by economists. The November gain is the 110th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed currently stands at 5.89 million. “We still see


The Bowdoin Group Recruits President for Mayo Clinic Platform

The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive search firm, has placed John Halamka as the new president of Mayo Clinic Platform, which is committed to elevating Mayo Clinic to a global leadership position within digital healthcare. He will start in his new role on Jan. 1. “Dr. Halamka has a proven track record of success in innovation


Ventura Partners Plays Key Role in Returning Head Football Coach to Rutgers

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has helped to bring Greg Schiano back to Rutgers University for a second stint as head football coach. Mr. Schiano led the Scarlet Knights to six bowl appearances during his previous tenure, from 2001 to 2011. Partner Chad Chatlos led the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Schiano left Rutgers in 2012

5 Lies That Recruiters Hear Everyday and How to Avoid Them

A top recruiter should be a trusted advisor in your job search. But this only works well when you, as the candidate, are honest about the facts concerning your career. A new report by Elizabeth Webster Felix of WinterWyman gives five of the most popular lies recruiters commonly hear — and why it’s important to

SearchWide Leading CEO Hunt for Visit Syracuse

Executive recruiting firm SearchWide has been retained by Visit Syracuse, a tourism promotion organization, to find its new CEO. Vice president Kellie Henderson is leading the search. Visit Syracuse focuses on building the tourism industry for Syracuse and Onondaga County, NY. It is an affiliate of CenterState CEO, an economic development group for central New York state,

Simon Pollock & Co Opens in UK

Simon Pollock & Co Opens to Serve Media & Entertainment Sectors

An array of new recruiting firms have opened around the world this year. The latest: Industry veteran Simon Pollock has launched Simon Pollock & Co in London, specializing in senior level executive search in global media and entertainment. Mr. Pollack most recently served as head of the media & entertainment practice at Heidrick & Struggles.

Risch Group Recruits Jason Emerson CFO Dynasty Financial Partners

The Risch Group Recruits CFO for Dynasty Financial Partners

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment teams busier than ever. In one of the most recent cases, New York-based executive search firm The Risch Group  placed Jason Emerson as CFO of Dynasty Financial Partners. Mr. Emerson will be based in the firm’s New

NPAworldwide Adds Nine New Member Firms

Executive recruiters are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide, for example, has added nine new member firms as it continues

Five Strategies to Making the Right Hire

You have spent hours crafting the job description, outlining the ideal skillset, interviewed countless candidates and picked what you thought was a winner. Three months in, you start to have some doubt; by month six you can’t believe you have missed some glaring gaps; and nine months later you make the tough decision to replace

Bridge Partners Chief Diversity Officer Elavie Ndura Gallaudet University

Bridge Partners Finds Chief Diversity Officer for Gallaudet University

Executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners LLC has helped to place the new chief diversity officer at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Elavie Ndura comes to the renowned institution for the deaf and hard of hearing from George Mason University, where she led implementation of the school’s diversity and inclusion strategic goals and was a

Ward Howell named John Pothin partner

Ward Howell International Continues Expansion

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has named John Pothin as a partner in its consumer and industrial practices. Based in the firm’s New York office, Mr. Pothin joins with over 30 years of combined business and leadership experience including several senior global leadership roles in human resources at the GTECH Corporation and at Hasbro Inc. Mr. Pothin

Sterling Martin Associates Land Executive Director for APRO

Executive search firm Sterling Martin Associates has recently placed Jill McClure as the executive director of the Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (APRO) in Austin, TX. She replaces Bill Keese who retired in July. Managing partner David S. Martin, along with senior recruiters Leigh Beal and Kahti Motley, led the assignment. The selection was made after a

Tolan Group Acquires Discover Biopharmaceutical Search & Placement

The Tolan Group Acquires Discover Biopharmaceutical Search and Placement

Acquisitions continue to make news within the executive search industry. The Tolan Group, a member of the Sanford Rose Associates network, recently acquired Charleston, SC-based Discover Biopharmaceutical Search and Placement, a boutique search firm dedicated to the biopharmaceutical field. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. The transition is effective immediately. “This is a very strategic opportunity for

Google for Jobs Looks to Be a Game Changer

Whether you’re a student looking for a part-time job, an electrician seeking work closer to home, or a teacher moving to another state to be close to family, finding a job can be difficult. With job postings scattered across the web, newspapers and help wanted signs, it’s not always easy to find the ones that

The Dingman Company Seeks Senior Pastor for United Church of Chapel Hill

Executive recruiting firm the Dingman Company is seeking a senior pastor for the United Church of Chapel Hill in North Carolina. Rev. Dr. Rich Kidd of the Dingman Company is leading the search. The recruiters will explore a broad network to identify potential candidates, the firm said. After exchanging preliminary information with Dr. Kidd, potential candidates will

RSA Group recruited Christian Jørgensen CEO Biotec Pharmacon

RSA Group Lands CEO for Biotec Pharmacon ASA

Persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies as they try to navigate a new world of work, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook report on life sciences. This will require a dramatic change in strategies for

Bonnie Panlasigui joins Witt/Kiefer

Healthcare Leader Joins Witt/Kieffer

In recent months, executive search firms have been plucking talent from the corporate ranks in a wide array of sectors. Just recently, Witt/Kieffer named Bonnie Panlasigui, former chief administrative officer with Alameda Hospital in California, as a consultant in the firm’s healthcare practice. Based in Emeryville, CA, Ms. Panlasigui brings vast experience as a senior executive spanning

John Marshall joins Bedford Consulting Group

Bedford Executive Search Names Head of Western Canada Office

The Bedford Consulting Group has expanded with the addition of John Marshall as partner, covering Western Canada. Based in the firm’s new Vancouver office, he will lead executive search and talent advisory services for clients of all industries in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Mr. Marshall has over 20 years of experience as a

Egon Zehnder Starts CEO Hunt for Infosys

India-based IT company Infosys has appointed Egon Zehnder to work with its nominations and remunerations committee to find its next CEO and managing director. Heidrick & Struggles International and Korn Ferry also sought the assignment, reaching out to Infosys’s co-chairman Ravi Venkatesan regarding the search, according to reports, but Egon Zehnder prevailed. “On the CEO

Lois L. Lindauer Leads Philanthropy Search for Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island has retained Boston-based recruitment firm Lois L. Lindauer Searches to spearhead its hunt for a new vice president of philanthropy. Faith Eutsay is leading the assignment. Reporting to the CEO, the VP of philanthropy is expected to enhance and lead a comprehensive development program as Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island continues

Academic Career & Executive Search Launches

Academic Career & Executive Search Opens to Serve Higher Education Sector

Veteran executive recruiter Jennifer Muller has launched Academic Career and Executive Search (ACES), a higher education search firm focused on high precision, flexible executive search services, career planning and candidate coaching. “Over the years I’ve learned institutions need more flexible search services,” said Ms. Muller. “Our new model offers six unique levels. For even greater

Barton Executive Search names Ismail Muhammad VP

Barton Executive Search Names Talent Developer

Boutique recruiting firm Barton Executive Search has promoted Ismail Muhammad to vice president. Mr. Muhammad will lead and manage senior searches for the firm’s strategic client relationships and help to develop top talent and leadership. Mr. Muhammad has progressive understanding of ecommerce and the omni-channel lens to the consumer-facing marketplace, the firm said. In addition, he has a

Harvey Nash adds Simon Drake

Harvey Nash Expands, Names Leadership Services Head

London-based search firm Harvey Nash has expanded with the addition of Simon Drake as managing director of leadership services in the U.K. He will oversee Harvey Nash Executive Search and Impact Executives. In his new role, Mr. Drake is responsible for the strategic development of the business, providing organizations with a professional services offering to ensure that their

As Retailers Prepare for Holiday Hires, Pay Growth is on the Rise

According to jobs website Glassdoor, the annual median base pay in the U.S. grew two percent year-over-year last month to $51,556. The pay growth ended a six-month stretch of deceleration. The Glassdoor Local Pay Reports show pay growth ticked up slightly from a revised 1.7 percent growth last month, ending a six-month stretch of deceleration. Pay growth

Aspen Leadership Group Tapped to Find Advancement Officer at National Museum of Wildlife Art

The National Museum of Wildlife Art (NMWA) in Jackson Hole has commenced a search for a chief advancement officer. The non-profit recently enlisted Aspen Leadership Group, an executive recruitment firm based in Aspen, CO, to lead the search. The chief advancement officer, said the firm, will guide NMWA’s advancement strategy, manage day-to-day operations and make

Hanold Associates Places Toni Spinazzola CHRO Harvard Maintenance

Hanold Associates Places CHRO at Harvard Maintenance

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 such pent up demand for top flight

Korn Ferry Names Mark Broer Co-Leader Global Pharmaceutical

Korn Ferry Names Co-Leader of Global Pharmaceutical Search Practice

Korn Ferry has expanded with the addition of Mark Broer as senior client partner in its global life sciences practice and managing director of pharmaceuticals where he will co-lead the global pharmaceutical sector. He will work in both the firm’s Zurich and London offices. “We are pleased to have Mark join our global life sciences

Momenta Partners adds Danny Yu Silicon Valley

Momenta Partners Expands Into New Silicon Valley Leadership

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has announced that Danny Yu has been named partner, Silicon Valley and Western U.S. He will lead Momenta’s expansion into Silicon Valley and the Western U.S. and focus on executive search assignments for clients in the area. The firm also has locations in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami, Atlanta

CEOs Share Confident Outlook in Economy and Hiring

Chief executive officers report higher expectations for sales and hiring over the next six months, according to the latest Business Roundtable ‘CEO Economic Outlook Survey.’ The overall results suggest continued economic growth, albeit at a slow pace. The Outlook Index, a composite of CEO projections for sales and plans for capital spending and hiring over

Isaacson, Miller Leading Three Provost Searches

With the new academic year underway, a number of colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will provide high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, more often the case, globalization. Among the latest, Seattle University, the American University of Paris and

Polachi places Stephen Smith CFO Inseego Corp.

Polachi Finds New CFO for Inseego Corp.

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. One recent example is Polachi Inc.’s recent placement of Stephen Smith as executive vice president and CFO of Inseego Corp. in San Diego. “Stephen Smith’s previous track record in finance and operations within

Jose Martinez appointed Managing Director TalentRISE

TalentRISE Appoints Managing Director

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has expanded with the addition of Jose Martinez as managing director. “Jose brings a special skill set, deep industry knowledge and unique perspective to this critical role,” said chief executive officer Rick Gray. “His early experience as a chief information officer combined with 20-plus years of large-scale strategy and business transformation consulting to

Norman Broadbent adds Gary Browning and Paul Aldrich

Norman Broadbent Bolsters Growth Efforts With New Appointments

Norman Broadbent Group, a London-based executive recruitment and advisory firm, is continuing to strengthen and expand its operations with the appointment of two key leaders. Dr. Paul Aldrich was recently named managing director of financial services within the firm’s executive search practice. And Gary Browning was appointed strategic adviser to the group CEO and PLC

Global Labor Market Weighted Heavily In Employees’ Favor

Employees feel more confident than ever in the business environment and in their ability to get a new job, giving them the upper hand in the labor market, according to CEB, a talent management advisory firm recently acquired by Gartner Inc. New data from the latest CEB Global Talent Monitor report showed that global employee confidence in the

Kittleman & Associates Seeking New CEO for National Endowment for Financial Education

Chicago-based executive search firm Kittleman & Associates has been retained by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) to find its next president and CEO. Principal Raylene Decatur is leading the assignment. NEFE’s incoming leader is expected to shape, guide and execute the organization’s vision for the future. This is an opportunity to build on the organization’s legacy,

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