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Egon Zehnder Finds New Commissioner for Australian Football League

Executive recruitment firm Egon Zehnder has placed the Australian Football League’s (AFL) first Indigenous Australian commissioner. Helen Milroy, a professor at the University of Western Australia and a commissioner with the National Health Commission, is a descendent of the Palkyu people of the Pilbara region in Western Australia. Ms. Milroy will become the professional rugby

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Weill Cornell Medicine Taps Buffkin / Baker to Find Major Gifts Officer

Major gifts officers are among the most vital roles for medical research organizations. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners of not-for-profits everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of

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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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Vaco Acquires San Antonio-Based Search Firm

Brentwood, TN-headquartered recruiting firm Vaco has acquired Aventine Hill Partners (AHP), a San Antonio-based advisory, consulting and executive search firm. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Together, Vaco and AHP will provide talent and solutions across a diverse set of industries to more than 10,000 clients globally. Vaco’s Texas operations have been steadily expanding since 2006 when

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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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La Fosse Associates Names Head of Technology Recruitment

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Adam Gohar in New York as senior vice president and head of technology recruitment. Since opening in October of last year, La Fosse New York has seemingly gone from strength to strength, led by Johnnie Greenwood, head of U.S. With

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Companies Hiring on Basis of Skills Rather Than Open Positions

Companies in a number of industries are facing a potential C-suite challenge – an alarming lack of qualified candidates to fill roles that are likely to become vacant due to retirement and other factors in the next 10 to 15 years. This breakneck speed of turnover in businesses is forcing talent acquisition professionals to look

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Protis Global Finds President for Therabis

Executive search firm Protis Global has placed a new president for Therabis, a maker of cannabidiol (CBD) wellness products for pets. Bob Rubin becomes the new leader for the Denver-based company, a subsidiary of Dixie Brands. “Working with Dixie has been a distinct pleasure,” said Frank Judd, director of client accounts for Portis Global. “Their

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Brent D. Glass Finds New Leader for Berkshire Museum

Washington, D.C.-based executive management consulting firm Brent D. Glass LLC has placed Jeff Rodgers as the new executive director of Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA. Van Shields announced his retirement from the museum last June. Mr. Rodgers was the unanimous selection after a rigorous four-month search led by the museum’s board of trustees. Berkshire Museum staff

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Direct Recruiters Names Partners

Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI), Executive Search, has appointed Cherie Shepard, Jason Herbert and Norm Volsky as partners. The search firm said that all three have “demonstrated leadership, dedication, integrity and a standard of excellence within the search industry.” “Speaking on behalf of the existing partners, we are thrilled to congratulate Cherie, Jason and Norm,”

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NPAworldwide Expands Footprint in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Indonesia

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet 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 has added nine new member locations as it continues to

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Skills Shortages Causing Recruiting Difficulties

The U.S. is facing a growing skills gap that threatens the nation’s long-term economic prosperity. The workforce simply lacks enough workers and skilled candidates to fill an ever-increasing number of high-skilled jobs. Seven million jobs were open in January, but only 6.3 million unemployed people were looking for work. As the country nears full employment,

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DHR International Lands CEO for Physical Rehabilitation Network

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. Chicago-based DHR International has placed healthcare veteran Ajay Gupta as the

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Spencer Stuart Recruits Provost for American University

Following a national search, Spencer Stuart has placed Daniel J. Myers as provost and chief academic officer of American University (AU) in Washington, D.C. Michele Haertel, leader of the firm’s education, non-profit and government, academia and research practice, led the assignment along with Mary Gorman. “Dan is deeply committed to the integration of scholarship, teaching and student

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Jobvite Secures $200 Million in Funding, Acquires Three Companies

Recruiting software firm Jobvite has announced that it will double down on its plans to build a bigger platform for recruitment and applicant tracking. The company says that it has secured investment funding of more than $200 million and that it has acquired three companies focused on different aspects of the recruitment process: Talemetry, RolePoint

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Alexander Hughes Opens New Location in Mexico City

Executive recruiters are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the demand, they continue to develop new practices, bring in new recruiters and open new locations. Recently, Paris-headquartered search firm Alexander Hughes expanded in Mexico City with the opening of a new office in Monterrey. The Mexican team will report to Adolfo Cruz,

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9 Reasons Why This Candidate Declined a Job Offer

Not long ago, Boyden partner Tom Sorensen recounted the time that a candidate told him why he decided to decline an attractive job offer from one of the bigger guns in the business world. The prospect had received a call from the company’s talent acquisition officer, but it wasn’t until months and months later that

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R. William Funk & Associates Assists Weber State University in President Search

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, recently assisted in the placement of Brad L. Mortensen as the 13th president of Weber State University in Ogden, UT. Charles K. Wight stepped down from the role last May. R. William Funk, president of the Dallas-based recruitment firm, led the search. “President Mortensen

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Russell Reynolds Associates Seeks Chief Technology and Knowledge Officer for Gavi

Russell Reynolds Associates has been enlisted to find a chief technology and knowledge officer (CTKO) for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance in Geneva, Switzerland. The organization is a leading international public-private partnership committed to increasing equitable use of vaccines in lower-income countries. The CTKO plays a key role across the alliance in achieving Gavi’s mission, said

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Momenta Expands in the U.S.

Zurich-based executive search firm Momenta Partners has continued to strengthen its footprint in the U.S. with the addition of Bill O’Such as a strategy partner. He will be based out of the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. O’Such brings over 20 years of extensive history of connected industry leadership roles in mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and

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Signium Adds Marketing and Communications Specialist

Marketing and branding professionals are playing increasingly vital roles at executive search firms as recruiting outfits push into new lines of business, evolve their brands and rev up their social media presence. Recently, executive search consortium Signium added Amy Fuentes as its new marketing and communications specialist. In her new role, Ms. Fuentes will be responsible for executing all

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Employees Reveal Insights on 2019 Workforce Trends

Surveys on workplace topics often poll employers to gain their perspectives on the latest HR issues and trends – but, in a recent survey, Paychex went directly to the source and obtained insight from employees themselves. It questioned employees on hot topics like benefits, pay equity, HR technology, corporate social responsibility and more, to determine

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Spencer Stuart Recruits Board Members for Yelp

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has placed three board members for Yelp Inc. The firm had been enlisted to evaluate the board’s composition and identify additional director candidates to help drive the online-review website’s strategy. George Hu, Sharon Rothstein and Brian Sharples were appointed to the board, effective March 1. They will replace Geoff Donaker, Jeremy Levine and Peter Fenton, who notified the

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Deerfield Associates Seeks Senior Major Gifts Officer for Babson College

Major gifts officers are among the most vital roles for educational institutions. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners of not-for-profits everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of finding

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RSR Partners Appoints Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications Practice

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Allen Shapard as a managing director and head of the corporate affairs and communications practice. He is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Shapard has more the 25 years of relevant experience in communications, branding, marketing and corporate social responsibility. He has worked closely with high-profile consumer and enterprise

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Judson Partners Rebrands as Capitus Associates

Judson Partners, a boutique executive search firm focused exclusively on the financial services industry, has changed its name to Capitus Associates. Capitus now has six equity partners, each with distinct subsector and functional expertise, and has completed search engagements with a premier list of banks, asset management firms, alternative investment firms and family offices. The

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Why Three Quarters of Board Directorships Still Go to Men

Boards of directors may very well be the most influential decision makers in business. They choose the CEO and review and assess much of the top talent for their organization. They help determine vision and strategy. They deal with legal and technological challenges, financial regulation and reputation issues — all critical items that can impact

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Higher Education Leadership Search Tapped to Find Chief Engagement and Inclusion Officer for Columbus State University

Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search has been selected to find a chief engagement and inclusion officer for Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Consultant Alan Medders is leading the assignment for the search firm. The successful candidate for the role will be responsible for the overall leadership of the programs and initiatives that promote

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Slone Partners Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for Argonaut Manufacturing Services

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Eric Blair as the new chief commercial officer of Argonaut Manufacturing Services in Carlsbad, CA. He will be responsible for the development and execution of the company’s commercial activities, alliances and growth opportunities. “Argonaut is poised to do great things in biotech, and world-class leadership will prove vitally important

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VMAGROUP Appoints CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: U.K.-headquartered executive search firm VMAGROUP has appointed Andrew Harvey as CEO. He succeeds Julia Meighan, who moves into the role of chair. Mr. Harvey came to the firm in 2013,

Korn Ferry Posts 43 Percent Revenue Gain

[Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2017 fiscal second quarter revenues of $401.9 million, a 43.2 percent increase compared to revenues of $279.3 million a year ago. Wall Street expected revenues of $395.4 million. The growth was primarily due to increases in fee revenue in Hay Group and the company’s Futurestep segments.  Executive search revenues at Korn Ferry

Employee Engagement Must Run Deep to Thrive

Vineet Gambhir, vice president and head of talent for Yahoo! in Asia Pacific, is a true believer in employee engagement. For the concept to succeed, however, it must be deeply woven into the fabric of a company and in turn, the mindset of its workers. Engagement, Vineet explained when we spoke recently, is not something organizations can simply turn on when

DHR International Taps Head Football Coach for Purdue

[Executive search firm DHR International has recruited Jeff Brohm as head football coach for Purdue University. He becomes the 36th head coach in program history. The search was led by DHR managing partner and global sports practice leader Glenn Sugiyama. Purdue is coming off a terrible run the last four seasons under Darrell Hazell in which it won just nine

Lois L. Lindauer Tapped By Phoenix Symphony to Recruit Chief Development Officer

[Executive search firm Lois L. Lindauer Searches has been retained by The Phoenix Symphony to lead its search for a new chief development officer. Search director Zena Lum is leading the assignment. The incoming chief development officer will provide the leadership necessary to guide The Phoenix Symphony to a new level of financial strength and philanthropic support, according to the

Odgers Berndtson Names Managing Partner for Hong Kong

[Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has appointed Justin McLennan as managing partner for its Hong Kong office. Mr. McLennan has worked in executive search for over two decades in the Asia Pacific region, focusing on financial services. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 1997. Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Mr. McLennan served as managing director of financial services recruiting boutique

Talengo Appoints Leadership Consultancy Director In Mexico

[Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo named Jorge Mauricio Reynoso as director of its leadership consultancy division in Mexico. His responsibilities will include enhancing the firm’s talent and culture diagnostics and leadership development services within leading sectors in the geographical area. Talengo has been operating for over 20 years in Latin America and has had offices in Colombia

Berkhemer Clayton Recruits CEO for Tournament of Roses

[With the 103rd Rose Bowl just weeks away, executive search firm Berkhemer Clayton has recruited David Eads as executive director and chief executive officer of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association (The Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game). He will join the organization in February 2017. William Flinn, current association executive director, is retiring after more than three decades with

Coleman Lew Elects First Female CEO

[Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has appointed Shana Plott as its new chief executive officer. She becomes the first female CEO in the firm’s 37-year history. The leadership transition is expected to be seamless, as Ms. Plott has been helping manage the search outfit for the past two years. Ms. Plott has been a managing

McAleer Gray In CEO Hunt for Space Foundation

[The Space Foundation has hired Denver-based executive search firm McAleer Gray to conduct a global search for its next CEO. Founding partners Terrance McAleer and Brad Gray are leading the search assignment. Past CEO Elliot Pulham resigned in October and was replaced on an acting basis by the Colorado Springs-based non-profit’s chief operating officer, Shelli Brunswick. While

Korn Ferry Appoints President Global Productized Services

[Korn Ferry has tapped Andrew Huddart to serve as president, global productized services. He will be based out of the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. Huddart joins Korn Ferry from Deloitte Consulting’s human capital practice, where he was managing director. At Deloitte, Mr. Huddart launched a major new product, BersinOne, delivered double digit revenue growth, rebuilt the

Pedersen & Partners Names Indo-German Business Head

[Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has named Shavikesh Goel as principal and head of its Indo-German business. Mr. Goel is an experienced management consulting and executive search professional, with a career spanning over 17 years, during which he has serviced clients on a variety of projects in attracting leadership talent and providing solutions across functions and industries.

Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level In Nine Years

[Employers added a solid 178,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.6 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. This is the unemployment rate’s lowest standing in nine years. The number of workers unemployed also dropped to 7.4 million. The latest report follows the addition of 161,000 jobs

Parker Leading Head Football Coach Search for Oregon

[The University of Oregon has retained Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search to lead its search for a new head football coach. The Ducks fired Mark Helfrich after four seasons and the search for his replacement now begins. Oregon finished the season 4-8, the first time it has finished a season with a losing record and without a bowl appearance since 2004. The move

Coleman Lew Leading President Search for McLeod Center

[Executive search firm Coleman Lew + Associates has been tapped to lead the president search for McLeod Center, an alcohol and drug treatment services provider. The president position reports to the board of directors and oversees the McLeod Center to ensure that the mission, strategy, values, and goals of the organization are achieved. The incoming leader will carry out all

McDermott & Bull Names Life Sciences Practice Leader

[Executive search firm McDermott & Bull has named Jake Vander Zanden as principal consultant and leader of its life sciences practice. Mr. Vander Zanden brings more than 25 years of life sciences industry experience, including 15 years in a variety of senior global roles with Allergan Pharmaceuticals. He has a proven track record of driving growth and completing turnarounds

Boyden Names Head of HR and Talent Management

[Executive search firm Boyden has appointed Uma Cresswell as a partner and global head of HR and talent management in its financial services practice. She will be based in the firm’s London office. Ms. Cresswell has more than 20 years of experience in senior financial services HR roles and has worked at the C-suite level in Europe, the Middle

Yahoo! HR Leader Examines the ‘Gravitational Pull’ of Employee Engagement

Employee engagement forms the foundation of many talent acquisition leaders’ approach to human capital. Engagement binds employees to an organization’s core values and its purpose. And it is engagement that puts people first, front and center, as an integral part of corporate business strategy.  Employee engagement first appeared as a concept in management theory about

How Millennials Will Shape Politics & the Workplace

[Hunt Scanlon’s analysis of the 2016 Millennial electorate suggests that the youth turnout remained about the same as in 2012. Nothing, it seems, in the recent election cycle excited this important demographic group to get out their vote. The presidency is now set for the next four years, and for Millennials – like everyone else

ON Partners Recruits C-Suite Posts for Energy Focus

[Executive search firm ON Partners has recruited Bradley B. White as secretary and chief financial officer and Ted Tewksbury, Ph.D., as a director and executive chairman of the board at publically traded Energy Focus. Partner Bryan Buck and co-founder and managing partner Tim Conti led the searches. Mr. White brings to Energy Focus more than 20 years of experience in corporate

Bespoke Partners Taps CEO for Energy Services Group

[Executive search firm Bespoke Partners has recruited Phil Galati as chief executive officer of Energy Services Group, LLC (ESG). He succeeds Lynn Cannon, ESG’s founder and CEO. Bespoke vice president Bianca Moreno led the search. Mr. Galati will lead the company in its next phase of growth by building on its industry leading technology platform and expanding the company’s capabilities both

Kincannon & Reed Names Managing Director

[Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed has added Lisa Johnson as managing director. Based in Chicago, Ms. Johnson becomes a member of the firm’s food and ingredients team. She will be leading recruiting and succession assignments for the firm’s clients seeking general managers, presidents, and CEOs, as well as senior functional executives in marketing, sales, finance, business development, and

Employers Cautious With Hiring Plans for 2017

[Hiring managers in the U.S. might be prepared to hire more professionals in the year ahead, however they are likely to be more cautious with their hiring plans than in the past two years, according to the semi-annual hiring survey by DHI Group, a provider of data, insights and career advice for specialized professional communities. More than half (56 percent)

Carrington & Carrington Recruits Chief Diversity Officer for Medical College

[Executive search firm Carrington & Carrington has placed C. Greer Jordan, PhD as chief diversity and inclusion officer of Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).    In this role, Dr. Jordan will provide strategic leadership, including vision, management and strategic planning for institution-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives. She will be responsible for developing a broad-reaching approach among senior leadership and

Credit Union Resources Leading Chief Lending Officer Search

[Executive recruiters Credit Union Resources has been retained by WyHy Federal Credit Union in Cheyenne, WY, to lead its search for a chief lending officer. The assignment is being led by Marcus Cotton, vice president of executive recruiting. The incoming chief lending officer will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans for the credit union and

Russell Reynolds Associates Opens Miami Office

[Russell Reynolds Associates has opened an office in Miami in an effort to further strengthen its presence on the East Coast and bridge the firm’s North America and Latin America field locations. The Miami office marks the firm’s first in Florida and becomes its 47th across 26 countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and the Middle East.

IMD International Adds Member Firm In China

[IMD International Search Group has added GMPTALENT International in China as its newest member firm. GMPTALENT, founded in 2012 by David Wu, is a boutique executive search and HR advisory firm operating in Greater China and the Asia region from headquarters in Shanghai. The firm services clients in a number of industry sectors and specializes in recruiting

Companies Failing to Develop New Leaders

[Developing new leaders is critical for organizations to prosper in the years ahead, yet companies appear to be failing to do so according to a recent report by the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry. More than half of HR leaders polled said they rank leadership development as fair to very poor. The report also found that many

NorthWind Partners Recruits President and CEO for NCI

[Executive search firm NorthWind Partners has recruited Paul A. Dillahay as president and chief executive officer of NCI Inc. He succeeds Brian J. Clark, who resigned from the positions to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Dillahay is a seasoned executive and results-oriented leader with broad financial, operational and consulting experience and a proven track record of executing transformational change initiatives, developing leaders,

Post Acquisition, Monster Names New CEO

[Monster Worldwide, Inc., has appointed Mark Stoever as its new chief executive officer. He succeeds Tim Yates, who is departing Monster after serving as CEO for the last two years. Mr. Stoever, currently Monster’s president and chief operating officer, has served in increasingly senior roles since joining the company in 2005. Before being named COO in 2014, he held

Phillips Oppenheim Recruits YouthBuild USA CEO

[Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has placed John B. Valverde as chief executive officer of YouthBuild USA. He will take over the organization’s top post in January. Paul Spivey led the search. According to YouthBuild, the organization sought an incoming CEO with the vision and leadership to set a path for organizational growth and impact, building upon its track record of cultivating

Riviera Partners Expands Search Staff

[Executive search firm Riviera Partners has expanded its search staff with the addition of Jason Hann as its newest director. A recruiting industry veteran, Mr. Hann most recently served as chief executive officer of VonChurch, a global recruiting firm specializing in the digital entertainment industry. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Panoramic Solutions (now Genuent) and K2 Partnering Solutions. He

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