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WinterWyman Leading CFO Search for Mercury Media

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. Recently, Mercury Media enlisted WinterWyman Executive Search to help find its next chief financial officer. Senior vice president and partner Ken Martin is spearheading the search. The CFO is expected to direct and oversee

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Howe-Lewis Seeking Chief Philanthropy Officer for the New York Philharmonic

Howe-Lewis International has been selected by the New York Philharmonic to lead its search for a chief philanthropy officer. Founded in 1842, the Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S., and one of the oldest in the world. By the end of this season, the Philharmonic will have connected with up to 50 million

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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.

Odgers Berndtson opens office in Dublin Ireland
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Odgers Berndtson Opens in Dublin

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its growth and expansion plans with the opening a new office in Dublin. The move will enhance the firm’s capacity to support global companies looking to establish new centers of operation in Europe in readiness for Brexit, according to Odgers. The new location will be led by Damian Ringwood, who

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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?

Bó Lè Associates Appoints David Chan CEO
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Bó Lè Associates Appoints New 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: Hong Kong-headquartered search firm Bó Lè Associates has announced that Pierre Zhuang has resigned as CEO and the board named David Chan, managing director and its Shanghai office head, as its new

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Artificial Intelligence to Transform Workplace Sooner Than Expected

We are entering a massive workplace shift that will be marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence. New research from McKinsey & Co. finds that between 75 million and 375 million workers globally will have to switch occupational categories and learn new skills in just the next 12 years because of automation and the

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Korn Ferry Lands GM for the Cleveland Browns

Korn Ferry has recruited John Dorsey as the new general manager of the Cleveland Browns. Jed Hughes, a Korn Ferry vice chairman and global sports sector leader, led the assignment. “We are thrilled to have John Dorsey lead our football operations,” said owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam. “John has been immersed in the NFL for 26 years, won

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Human Capital Consultants Places CHRO at Henry Jackson Foundation

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 top

Ward Howell International Launches Private Equity Recruiting Practice
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Ward Howell International Launches Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has launched a private equity search practice which includes partners Asad Haider, Hank Flores, John Pothin, Mark Bradley and Sonia Prais. Collectively, the team has experience in consumer, industrial, technology, energy, luxury and Omni channel retail businesses. Mr. Flores is a partner at Ward Howell, where he co-leads the CPG practice for the

Stanton Chase Names Three Practice Leaders
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Stanton Chase Names Three Practice Leaders

With an increasing global presence, Stanton Chase International continues to fortify its supply chain, logistics & transportation practice group. It recently named three new global sector leaders: Alvaro Gazda (Toronto, supply chain), Gregory Nazarian (Dubai, warehousing), and Robert Frei (Zurich, freight forwarding). “We have assembled industry leaders who understand the ever-increasing importance of getting products

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Unemployment Rate Remains at 17-Year Low

Employers added 228,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at a 17 year low of 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was essentially unchanged at 6.6 million. Wall Street economists were forecasting nonfarm payroll gains of 195,000 in November. Employment continued to trend up

AETHOS Consulting Group Places Anthony Mallows President CEO WATG
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AETHOS Consulting Group Places President and CEO at WATG

Hospitality advisory and executive search firm AETHOS Consulting Group has recruited Anthony Mallows as president and CEO of WATG, one of the world’s leading integrated design firms. He replaces Mike Seyle, who left the global architectural design firm earlier this year. Ken Greger, an AETHOS Consulting Group partner based in Portland, OR, led the global assignment. “AETHOS conducted

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Machine Learning Company Infinia ML Turns to Goodwin Executive Search for CEO

Raleigh, NC-headquartered Goodwin Executive Search has placed Robbie Allen as CEO at Infinia ML, an advanced machine learning company that delivers transformative automation solutions and predictive analytics to Fortune 500 businesses. Managing partner Bill Goodwin led the assignment. Mr. Allen, who will be based out of the company’s Durham, NC office, rounds out a founding team of AI experts with experience

Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co. Joins Forces Deans Executive Search & Consulting
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Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co. Joins Forces with Deans Executive Search & Consulting

Recruiting firms Zingaro, Fidler, Wolfe and Co., and Deans Executive Search & Consulting have formed a strategic alliance. Larry Deans, president of Deans, has extensive healthcare industry experience in senior-level leadership roles in human resource and general management with Baxter Healthcare, BASF Pharma, Beverly Enterprises, US Oncology, Golden Living and Avalon Healthcare. “The alliance with

AIMS Expands Singapore
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AIMS Expands in Singapore

AIMS International has recently expanded with the addition of Jonathan Khoo as managing partner for AIMS Singapore. Mr. Khoo brings a wealth of experience in executive search as well as executive management across the industrial sectors, notably transport and engineering and IT & telecommunications and life sciences, among others. “Jonathan has a comprehensive understanding of clients’ challenges across the region,” said Adarsh Matta,

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Korn Ferry Posts 10 Percent Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2018 fiscal second quarter revenues of $443 million, a 10 percent increase compared to $401.9 million a year ago. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected $421.1 million. Growth was achieved in all thee major lines of business: Futurestep (16.7 percent) executive search (13.2 percent) and Hay

Options Group L. Kevin Kelly vice chairman
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Options Group Names Former Heidrick CEO as Vice Chairman

New York-based global financial recruiting specialist Options Group has named former Heidrick & Struggles CEO L. Kevin Kelly as vice chairman. Mr. Kelly is currently chief executive of Halo Privacy, a cyber security and consulting firm focusing on advanced secure communications. He has been instrumental in growing Halo’s footprint and projecting its reputation in the cybersecurity space. In

 TalentRISE Beth Gordon director of executive search
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TalentRISE Names Director of Executive Search

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has promoted search associate Beth Gordon to director of executive search. “Time and again across multiple industries, even with our toughest searches, Beth always finds a way to identify the top talent to fill critical organizational roles for our clients,” said J. James O’Malley, TalentRISE partner and executive search practice leader. “Her

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Polachi Finds New CFO for TimeTrade

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 Sean Bridgeo as senior vice president of operations and CFO of TimeTrade in Tewksbury, MA. “Sean is a highly motivated executive and we are thrilled

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IIC Partners Reappoints Vice Chairs

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has reappointed three vice chairs to its board during its global conference held in London. Bhavishya Sharma was reappointed as board director and vice chair for Asia Pacific. Mr. Sharma is managing director of Athena Executive Search & Consulting in New Delhi and has served on the IIC Partners board of

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Hiring for Potential or Experience?

It’s one of the biggest questions asked by first-time hiring managers: Is it better to hire people based on their experience or their potential? A cursory Google search reveals that the most popular answer to this question is “potential.” Most hiring experts seem to think that hiring someone for what they could do in the

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Noetic Search Seeks New Leadership for Santa Barbara and Treehouse Humane Societies

Executive search firm Noetic Search has been tapped by the Santa Barbara Humane Society in California and Tree House Humane Society in Chicago to lead their respective searches for new executive directors. Rhyan Zweifler, Noetic’s founder and president, and Jane Luiso, vice president, are leading both searches. The Santa Barbara Humane Society (SBHS) is looking for

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Myers McRae Chosen by the University of Charleston to Find Next President

The University of Charleston (UC) in West Virginia has launched a national search for a new president. Edwin Welch, the school’s current president, announced that he will retire effective next June. The school has enlisted the services of executive search firm Myers McRae. David Gring, senior vice president of the Macon, GA-based recruiters, is heading the

Russell Reynolds Associates Stephanie Angelini HR
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Russell Reynolds Associates Adds AOL Executive to HR Search Practice

Russell Reynolds Associates has added former AOL HR executive Stephanie Angelini as a member of its human resources officers practice. She is based in New York. In her new role, Ms. Angelini will leverage her extensive human resources strategy experience to advise clients across a range of industries, with particular expertise recruiting HR leadership for the financial

CNA International Adds Compliance Consulting Dubai
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CNA International Adds New Member Firm in Dubai

U.K.-based executive recruiting franchise CNA International has added UAE-based boutique consulting firm Compliance Consulting as its newest member firm. Aigul Telkarayeva, CEO of Compliance Consulting, and her team bring extensive knowledge of the Dubai market, deep industry insight and expertise in management consultancy on compliance, risk management, corporate governance, strategy and controls. Effective immediately, the firm

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Hiring In Full Throttle Heading Into 2018

It’s common knowledge that the U.S. unemployment rate is at its lowest level in over a decade. That’s good news, of course. But companies also know that this is the kind of good news that can make the jobs of human resource leaders that extra bit tougher. It’s not just that competition for talent is

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Chipotle 
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Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Chipotle 

Denver-based restaurant chain Chipotle has turned to Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new CEO. Founder Steve Ells is stepping down and will become executive chairman. The board’s search committee is made up of directors Robin Hickenlooper and Ali Namvar, as well as Mr. Ells. It is charged with identifying a new leader

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Rise Asset Development Taps Waterhouse Executive Search to Find New Leader

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

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Heidrick & Struggles Names Supply Chain & Operations Practice Leader

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named Carlos Garcia to lead its supply chain and operations practice globally, adding to his role as partner in charge of the firm’s Los Angeles office. “Carlos’ proven leadership skills and expertise recruiting and advising senior supply chain and operations executives across all industry sectors will further

Legal Recruiter Laurence Simons Names Global Managing Director

International legal recruiter Laurence Simons has named Clare Butler as its new global managing director. She will report to Mark Carriban, chief executive officer of the FiveTen Group, and will oversee the firm’s global operations as well as expand the business internationally. Ms. Butler started her career 20 years ago as a legal advisor for the

Chaloner Expands New York Office

Executive recruiting firm Chaloner has expanded its New York office with the additions of Alanna Miller and Georgia Aarons as associates. Established in 1979, Chaloner is an executive search firm focused on recruiting top talent for mid and senior level communications, public relations and marketing positions throughout the U.S. and Canada. The firm works with

Atlanta Braves Turn to Recruiter In Hunt for General Manager

The Atlanta Braves organization has retained Millman Search Group, Inc. to recruit a general manager for the mixed-use development property adjacent to SunTrust Park, home of The Braves. The complex will be the first-ever mixed-use community to open in tandem with a major league venue. Both are slated to open in the spring of 2017. Under

Life Sciences Recruiter Expands to the German Market

Global life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has expanded into Germany with the opening of new offices in Frankfurt and Berlin. The firm has appointed Anne-Monika Dürk as executive vice president, Thomas Pilz as research associate and Dr. Christoph Themel as principal. “We have worked in Germany for many years and some of our work has

Lochlin Partners Recruits CHRO for Science & Technology Enterprise

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Uzma Burki as senior vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO) at Battelle Memorial Institute. Ms. Burki is a seasoned human resources leader who has a proven track record across a wide-range of industries. Liza Wright and Patrick Friel, managing directors at Lochlin Partners, led the search.

Diversified Search Adds Former KF Consultant in Philadelphia

Former Korn Ferry recruiter Mark Mulvanerty has joined Diversified Search as managing director in Philadelphia. He will serve as a member of the firm’s financial officers practice and work closely with its board practice. With more than 17 years of experience in executive search, Mr. Mulvanerty has served clients in the Fortune 500, private equity firms

Marcum Search Opens Fort Lauderdale Office

Marcum Search LLC, the executive search affiliate of accounting and advisory firm Marcum LLP, has launched a new search practice based in South Florida. Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, the new office will be led by Bonnie Koppelman and Randi Valdes. The search consulting division complements the firm’s other divisions focusing on executive recruitment. It will

Scrambling for Talent? Here’s Why Top Companies Rely On Employee Referrals

More than 50 percent of referred employees have been in their current position for more than five years, supporting various findings that have cited employee referrals as a top source of hiring, according to “The Impact of Successful Employee Referral Programs,” issued by iCIMS, Inc. This latest research study, which analyzed data from more than 500 human

Foundation Turns to Internal Candidate After Nationwide Search

Spencer Stuart has assisted in the placement of Mark Pritchett as president and CEO of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. After a five month search that considered 309 potential candidates, the Foundation and search committee decided to hire from within – selecting Mr. Pritchett to fill its top post. He succeeds Teri A. Hansen, who resigned in June after 13 years at Gulf Coast to

VP Human Resources to Lead HR Officers Search Practice

Executive search firm Alder Koten has added Oscar German as managing partner and senior advisor in its Houston office. He will lead the firm’s human resources officers practice and be part of the energy practice where he will collaborate on executive search work focused on board members, C-level executives, and senior management positions. “We are delighted to welcome

Kaplan Partners Taps CEO for New Jersey Bank

Philadelphia-based executive recruiter Kaplan Partners has placed Brian Jones as president and chief executive officer of the First National Bank of Elmer. He succeeds Douglas Carll, who said he was retiring in April after serving in the position since 1996. In his new position, Mr. Jones will be tasked with providing leadership and direction for all bank wide initiatives, programs and

Pure Search Names Finance Recruiting Practice Head

Global search firm Pure Search has named Caroline Hudson as head of its finance, accounting & transformation search practice. She will be based in London. In this new role, Ms. Hudson will further build Pure’s senior finance business, working closely with existing clients and developing new relationships throughout the commerce & industry space. With more than

Big Upswing In CTO Hiring As Companies Seek Technological Edge

New York City-based executive recruiter 680 Partners has placed Patrick McClellen as chief technology officer of Digilant Inc., a holding company of ISP Digital. Digilant partners with agencies and brands to provide customized and scalable programmatic media solutions. Ross Freeman, 680 Partners CEO, handled the search assignment. Mr. Freeman works in partnership with a number of top

Phillips Oppenheim Recruits CEO for Detroit Institute of Arts

Phillips Oppenheim, an executive search firm dedicated to the non-profit sector, has recruited Salvador Salort-Pons as director, president and chief executive officer of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). He succeeds Graham W. J. Beal, who retired as director of the DIA in late June. His appointment follows an extensive nine-month international search. Mr. Salort-Pons, who

IBM Global Talent Acquisition Head Joins Executive Search Firm

Summative Executive Search has added George Hotter as a principal and executive recruiter. He brings talent acquisition and strategic human resource leadership experience from both fast-growing private venture technology companies and the global public companies that acquire them. Mr. Hotter has 20-plus years of experience in public and private industry, primarily focused in high growth technology companies. He

Armstrong Craven Expands to Singapore Amid Regional Talent Shortage

U.K.-headquartered specialist executive search and intelligence consultancy, Armstrong Craven, has expanded in the Asia Pacific region having recently established a presence in Singapore. Heather Travis, director for Asia Pacific, will lead the Asia team. She will seek new relationships across APAC with regional and international businesses. Ms. Travis said there is particular demand for the firm’s

Heidrick & Struggles Names Head of Global Consumer Recruiting Practice

Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Thomas Snyder as global practice managing partner – consumer markets. He will be based in the firm’s Chicago office. Mr. Snyder joins Heidrick from boutique search firm Tillman Carlson, where he was owner and partner. Previously, he served for nearly 20 years as a partner with Spencer Stuart in its consumer goods & services search

Recruiters Bulk Up As Demand Rises for Higher Education Chiefs

Witt/Kieffer has added four new industry experts to its growing education search sector practice. The firm’s education recruitment team identifies higher education and college preparatory school leaders who understand complex issues facing both public and private institutions. Charlene Aguilar joins the firm as a consultant in its South Bend, Indiana office. She brings 30 years of professional expertise and experience and will

Caldwell Partners Recruits Senior Roles for BrainScope

Caldwell Partners has placed Angad Singh as chief technology officer and Kerstin Schultz as president and chief operating officer of BrainScope Company, Inc., a privately held neurotechnology company. Michael T. Kelly, a partner in Caldwell’s life sciences practice, led the assignment. Mr. Kelly specializes in recruiting at the CEO, COO, CFO and board of director level, as

Hiring Uptick Seen In North Asia

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has added Dr. Jack Gau as managing director, North Asia. Dr. Gau will be responsible for Futurestep’s growth strategy in North Asia; he will be working together with the Asia Pacific and global leadership teams across all of Futurestep’s lines of business. He will be based in the

Recruiting Non-Profit Talent Grows More Challenging

Executive search firm Jorgenson Consulting is currently working with the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce to identify its next president and chief executive officer. Brian Anderson has recently resigned to become the president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce in Columbus, GA. Todd Jorgenson, managing partner and principal, is heading the assignment. A national search has commenced to find

iFind Group Partners With Vaco

New York City-based executive search firm iFind Group (iFind) has partnered with consulting and placement firm Vaco. The alliance is intended to strengthen each company’s service offerings, enabling Vaco to increase its presence in the Northeast business corridor and iFind to better serve clients on a national level. “Vaco is talent-centric, not location-centric and enters markets based solely on

How Andrew Norrie Leverages a Global Talent Platform From Canada

Andrew Norrie is managing partner and co-founder of Toronto-based Four Corners Group, a generalist boutique search firm founded in 2007. Andrew’s career in executive search began 17 years ago at Terham Consultants, a specialist recruiting firm focused on placing marketing and advertising executives, He later served at Odgers Berndtson as partner. In this interview Andrew reveals

Russell Reynolds Taps CEO for Mass. Life Sciences Center as Sector Seeks ‘Visionary Leaders’

Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Travis McCready as chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. Past CEO Susan Windham-Bannister resigned from her post this spring. Mike Kennealy, assistant secretary for business growth for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development, has been serving as interim CEO. Mr. McCready

CROs Seen as Innovators and Revenue Accelerators

ChampionScott Partners has recruited Shannon Erman as chief revenue officer of BRIDGE Energy Group. Mr. Erman is a seasoned utility industry executive with over 20 years of strategy, sales, marketing and operations experience. Most recently, Mr. Erman was VP of North America for Oracle’s Utilities and Energy Business Unit where he established new go-to market initiatives while achieving

Former CTPartners Vice Chairman Rejoins Heidrick & Struggles

Heidrick & Struggles has named Tom Moran as a partner and member of the firm’s financial services practice, as well as its CEO and board practice. Based in Chicago, he will work across the firm’s financial services practice, specializing in insurance, and will work closely to facilitate a seamless financial services CEO & board effort globally. With

Candidate Demand Up in San Francisco; Multiple Offers, Competitive Pay Packages Rising

Russam GMS, a provider of interim managers and executive search solutions, has opened a new office in San Francisco. The opening of the new location follows high demand for executive talent from technology companies and the venture capital community to meet the needs of growing sectors such as FinTech and MedTech. Russam GMS director, John Schonert,

Korn Ferry To Acquire Hay Group in $452M Deal

Korn Ferry has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hay Group in a move seen as expanding Korn Ferry’s human capital consulting business. Hay Group, founded 72 years ago, is a global leader in people strategy and organizational performance. It has a portfolio of intellectual property, including several of the world’s most comprehensive management

Strong Job Growth To Drive Unemployment Rate Below Five Percent By Year End

The Conference Board’s U.S. employment trends index rose last month to the mark of 128.92, up 4.5 percent from the same month a year ago. The increase was driven by four positive contributors: percentage of respondents who say they find ‘jobs hard to get,’ percentage of companies with positions not able to fill right now,

Airport Commission Turns to Search Firm to Find Next CEO

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new executive director and chief executive officer. Current CEO and executive director, Jeff Hamiel, will retire in May 2016 after nearly 40 years of service with MAC. Created in 1943 by Minnesota state law, the Airports Commission is a public corporation providing coordinated aviation services throughout

Howard Fischer Fills Board Seat for Rovi Corporation

Executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) has placed Eddy Hartenstein as the newest member of the board of directors at Rovi Corporation. In March, the firm recruited Steven Lucas to serve on Rovi’s board. “Beginning last year, Rovi’s board decided to augment the board with key expertise in core strategic areas. We retained Howard Fischer Associates to identify qualified new board

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