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Fisher Leadership Seeking CEO for Multiple Sclerosis Ltd.

Australian executive search firm Fisher Leadership has been enlisted by Blackburn, Victoria-based Multiple Sclerosis Ltd. to lead its search for a new CEO. Managing partner Liz Jones is spearheading the search for someone to “lead the organization through its next significant stage of transformation and growth,” said the recruitment firm. The new CEO will be

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Spencer Stuart Seeks New Board Members for Noble Group

Spencer Stuart has been enlisted by Noble Group in Hong Kong to find new board members including a chairman and four or more independent non-executive directors. Noble Group said in a statement that it expects Spencer Stuart to recruit “world-class talent to oversee the recovery to the business, provide governance and administer risk management.” The

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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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Human Capital Group Adds Healthcare Veteran

Nashville, TN-based the Human Capital Group has expanded with the addition of healthcare veteran Paul Cleckner as managing director. Mr. Cleckner brings more than 25 years of senior operating and leadership experience in healthcare and technology. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer of Saint Thomas Health and prior to that was VP of operations

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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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Global Healthcare Services Creates New Recruitment Platform

Rocky River, OH-headquartered executive search firm Global Healthcare Services (GHS) recently detected a disturbing trend within the sector it serves: Hospitals were struggling with employee retention, from staff to leadership roles, with the C-suite’s annual turnover as high as 20 percent in recent years. GHS saw an opportunity to implement a recruitment platform called IRIS

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3 Ways Assessments Can Go Wrong and How to Get Them Right

With the accelerated pace of change and constant potential for disruption, the costs of getting important leadership decisions wrong – whether for selecting senior leaders, leadership development or succession planning – have never been higher. Despite these risks, many organizations underestimate the importance of a robust assessment process, according to a new report issued by Spencer

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Grace Blue Lands New Leader for VCU Brandcenter

Grace Blue has placed Vann Graves as the new executive director of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Brandcenter. He takes over the role from Helayne Spivak, who left the school in May. “Along with my colleagues, I am delighted that Vann Graves is coming to VCU Brandcenter as its new executive director,” said Michael Rao,

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Russell Reynolds Associates Places CEO at CropLife America

CropLife America (CLA), the leading association for the U.S. crop protection industry, has chosen former National Pork Board executive Chris Novak as its CEO. Russell Reynolds Associates assisted on the assignment. Mr. Novak will start his new role on Aug. 20. “I’m pleased to announce that Chris Novak has been selected by our board’s search committee

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NPAworldwide Adds 10 New Member Firms Across the U.S.

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 10 new member locations across the

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Indeed Acquires Resume.com

Job aggregator Indeed recently acquired Resume.com, an online service for creating personalized resumes. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. Over 3.5 million job seekers use Resume.com, creating more than 40,000 resumes every week, and accessing timely career resource information. Indeed will continue to operate resume.com and enable job seekers to build, download, and print personalized

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The Digital Future of Recruiting: 5 Solutions to Improve Hiring and Retention

In today’s competitive recruiting market, search firms must be nimble and efficient. One way to get there: Invest in digital tools to hire and onboard best-in-class professionals. Many organizations still use manual or paper-based processes, which are slow, expensive, and error-prone, resulting in inefficient operations and compliance risks. A new report by DocuSign found that

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SearchWide Finds New Leader for the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau

After suffering a massive hit during the Great Recession, employment and hiring within the travel, hotel and hospitality industry continues to rebound. Last year, according to one set of survey metrics, the industry added 527,000 jobs (2.6 million since 2004). That number is likely to increase this year as global tourism and traveling in general are

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Eastman & Beaudine Leading Athletic Director Search for University of South Florida

Executive search firm Eastman & Beaudine has been retained by the University of South Florida (USF) to lead its search for a new athletic director. Scott Kull, USF’s deputy athletic director for external operations, has been named interim AD while the school looks to replace Mark Harlan, who recently stepped down. “USF Athletics has gained tremendous momentum over the past

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Heidrick & Struggles Launches Cross-Industry Innovation Network

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has launched a new cross-industry corporate innovation network that it is calling the Game-Changer Collaborative (GCC). The GCC enables members to collaborate around emerging technologies, external innovation opportunities and approaches to accelerating innovation in their organizations, said the Chicago-based firm. The GCC includes several

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Executive Search Veteran Stephanie Pinson Dies

Stephanie Pinson, president of executive search firm Gilbert Tweed International, has died. Ms. Pinson, born May 23, 1936, had been with the New York City-based recruitment provider since 1981 and was a member of its board of directors. She had in-depth experience as a search consultant to the highly complex insurance industry, where she specialized

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How Predictive Analytics Promotes Better Decision Making and Efficiency

At most major corporations, it is critical for the head of HR to be an extremely strong strategic and trustworthy adviser to the CEO, the board of directors and senior management. That means not just filling leadership positions with the current needs of the organization, but being able to look to the future in terms

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McDermott & Bull Leading Two Chief Officer Searches for Scooter’s Coffee

Scooter’s Coffee, one of the largest and fastest growing brands in the specialty coffee business, has retained Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull to lead its search for a new chief commercial officer and chief development officer. The search is being conducted by what is known as the fit practice at the recruitment firm, which includes partner

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Ratliff & Taylor Seeks Next President for Leadership Akron

Independence, OH-based executive search firm Ratliff & Taylor has been chosen to find the next president for Leadership Akron. The search is being led by senior consultant Patti Shumay and senior vice president and practice leader Linda J. Gray. The non-profit’s previous leader, Mark Scheffler, departed earlier this year to become executive director of the

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MediaLink Names Leader of Executive Search Division

MediaLink, an Ascentia-owned advisory company, has appointed Trish Shortell as managing director, executive search, based in its New York office. In her role, she will lead the firm’s executive search practice and will report to Michael Kassan, MediaLink’s chairman and CEO. “Trish is widely sought-after in our industry for her thought leadership and counsel on

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Amrop Appoints Leader of Costa Rica Operations

Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 75 offices in 48 countries throughout Asia, EMEA and the Americas, remains in growth mode with the addition of Adrián Chinchilla as leader of its operations in Costa Rica. He assumes the title of partner and general manager and will lead the search for senior executives and

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Korn Ferry Stock Surges to Record High on Close of Fiscal Year Report

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2018 fiscal year-end revenues of $1.767 billion, an increase of 12.9 percent from $1.57 billion in 2017. The organic growth was driven by all three lines of business with Futurestep growing 22.1 percent, executive search expanding 14.8 percent, and Hay Group increasing 8.4 percent. It’s been an amazing run for Korn Ferry

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Polachi Finds Chief People Officer for Bottom Line Technologies

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies the chief human resource officer plays a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. The focus instead is on building talent

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RSR Partners Finds Executive Director for Race Team Alliance

Greenwich, Conn-based executive search firm RSR Partners has placed Jonathan Marshall as executive director of the Race Team Alliance (RTA), an association of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams. Principal Dany B. Berghoff spearheaded the search. Mr. Marshall is former chief operating officer and general counsel of the World Surf League. He has also worked

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Kincannon & Reed Appoints New Practice Leaders

Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed continues its global expansion with the addition of five managing partners, bringing its partner group to 12 members. The new managing partners join a partner team that includes Gregory Duerksen, Jon Leafstedt, Fred Medero, David Turner, Ellen von Fange, Gary Weihs and Michael Whitney. “We are thrilled and delighted that these

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Pedersen & Partners Launches Board Services Practice Group

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened a new board services practice group. Alberto Bocchieri, partner and co-head of Iberia & Latin America, has been named its new leader. He previously served as a partner with Neumann International prior to joining Pedersen in 2011. “We are aware that aligning the skillsets of board members with corporate strategy,

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BoardWalk Consulting Finds New Leader for Presbyterian Mission Agency Board

Following an expansive national search, Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm BoardWalk Consulting has placed Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett as the new executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB), one of six agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The search was led by managing director Kathy Bremer. “Diane is a multi-dimensional leader and author whose decades

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CEOs See Highest Compensation Increase Since Great Recession

In an environment of double-digit growth in shareholder return and corporate income, CEOs at the largest companies in the U.S. last year received the highest compensation increases since the recession, according to a new report by Korn Ferry. “Even with the anticipation of the CEO pay ratio disclosure mandate, so far we haven’t seen it

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Caldwell Launches Value Creation Advisory Services

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has announced the launch of an offering that pairs clients with agile executive talent on an as-needed basis. The firm describes its new Value Creation Advisory Solutions offering as a unique, flexible and cost-effective approach to creating value and solving core business challenges that require external expertise. It is part of

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KL2 Connects Seeks New Head of Metro Regional Transit Authority in Akron

The Metro Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in Akron, OH, has retained the services of executive search firm KL2 Connects to find its next executive director. The organization is reportedly paying the Asheville, NC-based recruiter $42,500 to conduct the search. RTA fired past executive director Richard Enty in January following an ethics investigation and accusations of harassment

Korn Ferry Adds Seven Partners From Professional Services Firms

Korn Ferry has added seven senior client partners to the firm as global account leaders, bolstering its ranks from professional service consulting leaders and bringing a diverse range of experience across multiple industries. Korn Ferry’s new partners bring backgrounds in performance improvement, human resource strategy, business process improvement, M&A, enterprise technology, global risk management, and transformational

Employees More Than Ready to Jump Ship for Higher Pay

More than half of employees globally (56 percent) believe they must switch companies in order to make a meaningful change in their compensation, according to the ‘Global Salary Transparency Survey‘ released by Glassdoor. The report also found that the majority of employees globally (69 percent) wish they had a better understanding about what is actually fair market

Acertitude Lands CEO for Costa Del Mar

Executive search firm Acertitude has placed Holly Rush as chief executive officer of Costa Del Mar, a global provider of polarized performance sunglasses. The search was led by Kevin O’Neill, founder and managing partner, supported by partner Geoffrey Votta. In her new role, Ms. Rush will draw upon her extensive experience in building portfolios of highly successful

Why Insiders Sometimes Trump Outside Candidates for Key Posts

Egon Zehnder has assisted in the placement of internal candidate Brad Banducci as the new chief executive officer of Woolworths. The Australian supermarket giant had been without a CEO since last June when Grant O’Brien retired. Woolworths’ chairman, Gordon Cairns, sacrificed three non-executive director roles to devote more time to finding a new chief executive, as the retailer faced its biggest challenges since listing

Perpetual Insights Launches Executive Search Division

Consumer brand recruitment firm Perpetual Insights has launched an executive search and human resources consulting arm, Pi Executive. Pierre Trippitelli (pictured) has joined the firm to lead the new division as a partner and board member. Through the expertise, capabilities, and insights of Pi Executive, Perpetual Insights will now offer clients a full range of executive talent advisory

AIMS International Adds Danish Search Firm to Network

AIMS International has added Danish executive search firm Totem Search & Selection as its newest member firm. Founded in 2000 and led by founder Torsten Miland, Totem serves a wide array of clients in many different industries, including Ramboll; Maersk; Citi; Novartis; Accenture; Daman; Eltel; Capevo; Saxo Bank; TDC Hosting; and Falck Safety Services; among others. “The

Australian Exchange Conducts Casting Call for Search Firms

There is an open casting call underway for search firms to assist the beleaguered Australian Securities Exchange, or ASX Limited, to hunt for its next chief executive officer. While the search is expected to be global and to take between three to nine months to complete, the successful candidate is “highly likely” to be Australian,

Minnesota Timberwolves Turn to Korn Ferry for Head Coach

Korn Ferry has been selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves to find its next head coach. The team relieved interim coach Sam Mitchell of his duties following Wednesday’s season finale. He had taken over for ailing coach Flip Saunders, who died in October after a battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Minnesota ended the season with the fifth worst record in

Sanford Rose Adds Two Member Firms

The Sanford Rose Associates Executive Search Network has added Horizon Hospitality Associates and MedCore Talent as its newest member firms. Horizon Hospitality is an executive search firm focused on recruiting talent for the hotels, resorts, restaurants, country clubs and other hospitality-related industries. Since 1998, the firm has placed executive level, vice president, director, management, sales and culinary

Brazilian-Based EXEC Appoints Managing Partner

Brazilian executive search firm EXEC has named Andre Freire (pictured) as managing partner. Mr. Freire is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of top leadership experience from industrial corporations. Most recently, he served as managing director and chief executive officer of Brazilian operations at Odgers Berndtson. Before that, he was president of Latin America

Search Firms Join to Create Integrated Global Search Solution

Executive search firms Alderbrooke, ALSpective and Talengo have recently launched The Global Community for Leaders (TGCL), an integrated organization for clients looking for global solutions. TGCL combines the expertise of each firm to explore new assessment techniques, champion the use of the latest technologies and promote best practice in search, culture and talent management. “In an

Data-Driven CHROs In Demand As Role Shifts In Complexity

Executives say their company cannot succeed without an assertive, data-driven chief human resources officer (CHRO), who takes a strong stance on talent issues and uses relevant facts to deliver an informed point of view, according to a new report released by Visier. The report surveyed 301 corporate executives at companies with revenue of $1 billion or

Myers McRae Heading President Search for College President

Georgia-based executive search firm Myers McRae has been retained by Northwest Florida State College to lead its search for a new president. Dr. Ty Handy finishes his tenure as president at the end of 2015. Dr. Sasha Jarrell, vice president of academic affairs, is serving as interim president. The trustees approved a new 18-member selection committee and will pay

TRANSEARCH Recruits CHRO for Golder Associates

TRANSEARCH International has placed Nick Bizic as global chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Golder Associates. The search was led by managing director Chris Swan and consultant Dirk Stauthamer as part of the firm’s global practice in construction, design and real estate. In his new role as CHRO, Mr. Bizic will be a business partner to

Tatum Names President

Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, has appointed Macon Albertson as its new president. Mr. Albertson replaces Kathryn Bolt, who held the role on an interim basis but will continue to serve as group president of Tatum and Randstad Professionals. He previously served as senior vice president of Randstad Professionals, overseeing business development

AltoPartners Adds Member Firm In Hungary

AltoPartners, an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added Budapest-based executive search firm AP Accord Group ECE Hungary as its newest member firm. Accord Group Hungary offers executive search services and expertise across a number of industries, including information & communications; technology / telecommunications (including industrial automation); manufacturing (automotive, electronics); media; as well

Empowering Women In the Workplace Starts Here

Sheer confidence among nearly 80 percent of female financial advisors is one of the biggest factors impacting leadership, success and fulfillment in their careers, according to a recent study conducted by Edward Jones. Half of those surveyed say confidence is the single most important tool in career advancement. “Confidence in one’s ability to succeed plays a critical role when

Red Lion Hotels Retains AETHOS Consulting for CFO Search

Executive search firm AETHOS Consulting Group has been retained by Red Lion Hotels Corporation to lead its search for a chief financial officer. James Bell, its former CFO, decided to leave Red Lion to pursue another professional venture. The board has appointed David Wright, the company’s vice president of accounting, tax & external reporting, as interim CFO

Brill Neumann Recruits Athletic Director for USC

Executive search firm Brill Neumann Associates has placed pro football hall of fame wide receiver and USC alumnus Lynn Swann as athletic director of the University of Southern California (USC). Pat Haden retired from his position as AD, effective in June, ending his guidance of the Trojans through a tumultuous period in the school’s history. Mr. Swann played at USC in the early 1970s

Ashford Benjamin Launches in Hong Kong

Search industry veteran Ben Cooper has launched executive search firm Ashford Benjamin Ltd., which will initially focus on legal and compliance search mandates. Located in Hong Kong, the firm will serve law firms, financial institutions and multinational companies across a range of industries on middle to senior level search assignments. Ashford Benjamin is currently leading searches for a

NPAworldwide Adds 13 Member Firms

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 13 new member firms across Asia Pacific and North America. Membership in the network allows independent recruiters to serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms on a split-fee basis. Within Asia Pacific, new member firms include: 1st Executive Pty Ltd, based in Melbourne, provides recruitment services in the areas

Leadership Assessment Coming Soon to An iPhone Near You

There’s a new twist coming to talent assessment — a service pioneered and largely perfected by executive search firm Egon Zehnder decades ago in Europe. What’s on the way is likely to shake up the well-established ‘evaluations’ business popularized by Zehnder and its headhunting rivals and could set off a new wave of competition in the

Caldwell Partners Posts 20 Percent Revenue Rise

Caldwell Partners International posted second quarter revenues of $14.3 million (Canadian), up 20.3 percent from revenues of $11.9 million a year ago. Revenue in the U.S. for the quarter rose 38.8 percent, while Canadian revenues dropped 27.3 percent. The firm reported Q2 net earnings of $764,000 or $0.38 per share. This compares to net earnings of $282,000 or

Korn Ferry Recruits Brixmor Property Group CEO

Korn Ferry has placed James M. Taylor as president and chief executive officer of Brixmor Property Group. He succeeds Daniel B. Hurwitz, who has held the position on an interim basis. Past CEO Michael Carroll resigned from his position in February. Mr. Taylor joins Brixmor with more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. He currently serves as executive vice president, CFO

McCormick Group Lands Executive Director for DirectWomen

The McCormick Group has recruited Christina M. Knowles as executive director of DirectWomen. Ms. Knowles, a leading voice on issues affecting women, has a decade of experience in non-profit and government management. Prior to joining DirectWomen, she served as the inaugural executive director for the Boston Women’s Workforce Council. She has also held a variety of other leadership

Stanton Chase Names Global Supply Chain Sector Leader

Stanton Chase International has added Will Pleva as a partner and sector leader for its global supply chain and strategic sourcing practice. He joins the firm’s New York office. With 25 years of search experience he has conducted more than 500 supply chain and strategic sourcing engagements across a variety of sectors. Since 1983, Mr. Pleva has been

Save the Children Taps Russell Reynolds for Chief People Officer

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by Save the Children International (SCI) to lead its search for a chief people officer (CPO). Concurrent with this assignment, Russell Reynolds is also leading the search for Save the Children UK’s chief executive officer. Justin Forsyth, chief executive since 2010, announced that he is leaving the charity. Save the Children is one

Ryan Search Strengthens Leadership Development Offering

Executive recruiter Ryan Search & Consulting has added Ken Smithmier as a senior consultant to focus on strengthening its leadership talent development offering. The expansion allows the firm to offer a broader range of services to its client base. With a 40-year career in healthcare, the last 30 spent in senior leadership positions, Mr. Smithmier has led every size and

Coulter Partners Recruits Chief Science Officer for F-star

Global life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has placed Dr. Neil Brewis as chief scientific officer and Michael Davies as vice president of protein science at F-star, a biopharmaceutical company developing novel bispecific antibodies with a focus on immuno-oncology. F-star asked Coulter Partners to conduct global searches to identify experts in the discovery and development of complex biologics.

Korn Ferry Names Canadian Consumer Practice Leader

Korn Ferry has appointed Michael Mundy as leader of its Canadian consumer and retail practice. Based out of the firm’s Toronto office, he will serve as a member of Korn Ferry’s global consumer practice. With extensive executive search experience in consumer, retail, media & entertainment, sports, travel, hospitality & leisure, Mr. Mundy previously spent seven years with Odgers

Eton Bridge Launches Board Practice

Executive search and interim management firm Eton Bridge Partners has launched a new board of directors practice. It will complement the firm’s existing interim and executive search verticals within finance, human resources and business transformation. The practice will be led by partners Louise Chaplin and Jean-Pierre Green and will support listed, privately owned and private equity-backed organizations in the U.K. and internationally. Ms. Chaplin has worked

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