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BoardWalk Consulting Assists StriveTogether in CEO Search

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 has grown by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms

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SRi Helping to Transform Sports Down Under

With two recent assignments in Australia, London-based recruitment firm SRi is playing a central role in changing the face of sports in that country. In the first, the recruiters found a new CEO of AFL Women’s (AFLW), the Australian rules football league for women, which may lead to the female league eventually becoming completely professional.

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Diversified Search Expands to Boston

Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive recruitment firms in the U.S., has expanded into Boston with the addition of Molly A. Robb, a seasoned search executive with more than 20 years experience placing C-suite talent in the healthcare, private equity/venture capital and life sciences sectors. She joins the firm as a managing director

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

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Kaye/Bassman Names Managing Partners

Executive search firm Kaye/Bassman International Corp. has promoted Stewart Currie and Cynthia Salinas to new managing partners within its construction and real estate practice. Since joining Kaye/Bassman in 2013, Mr. Currie has lead search efforts for the construction & real estate practice focusing on the southeastern U.S. He specializes in the commercial, industrial and residential

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ENGAGE Talent Secures $3 Million in Funding

ENGAGE Talent, an AI software company that helps companies identify and effectively engage with passive candidates, has raised $3 million in new funding. Participating investors include Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Refinery Ventures and Grand Ventures. “While we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, we’re eager to use this new funding to accelerate our progress

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DHR International Recruits Artistic Director for the Brooklyn Academy of Music

DHR International has placed David Binder as the artistic director of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). He succeeds long-time executive producer Joseph V. Melillo, who will step down at the end of the year. James Abruzzo, managing partner of DHR’s global non-profit recruiting practice, led the search. “The Brooklyn Academy of Music is the major presenter of the

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Sterling Martin Associates Seeks New Leader for League of Women Voters

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Rialto Recruitment Opens New Office

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The global sports industry has grown into a juggernaut. Its revenues are as much as $700 billion a year, surpassing the economies of many countries, according to the accounting firm KPMG. So it only makes sense that executive recruitment firms have become essential partners to organizations that are feeling the heat not just to win

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Buffkin / Baker Leads Chief Marketing Officer Search for University of Missouri

The University of Missouri System has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to fill the position of executive director for the joint office of strategic communications and marketing. The incoming executive will serve as the chief marketing and communications officer for the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) and for the UM System. The incoming leader should have a clear,

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Isaacson, Miller Seeks Development Officer for Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

Museums are increasingly turning to specialist recruiters to help fill critical, senior-level leadership roles. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston recently tapped executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to lead its search for a chief development officer. Vice president Jack Gorman is heading the assignment along with senior associate Becky Wei Piper, associate Sarah Hecklau

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Recruitment Technology Platform Joveo Receives $5 Million in Funding

Investment dollars continue to pour into new technology designed to change the talent management industry. The latest: Joveo, a recruitment technology platform, recently raised $5 million in Series A funding led by Nexus Venture Partners. The start-up intends to use the cash infusion to continue to accelerate its product offerings, expand its partnerships and scale its AI/deep-learning layer. “Our vision is

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Spinnaker Global Appoints Director Executive Search

Spinnaker Global Ltd, a Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, U.K.-based recruitment agency specializing in shore-based shipping, has named Jon Chaplin as director of executive search. “Our executive search business has never been busier,” said Phil Parry, chairman at Spinnaker Global. “While improved market conditions can only help, we have benefited from taking the long-term view that comprehensive shipping knowledge,

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A New Look at How Jobs are Created, Found, Applied for and Won

Despite two major hurricanes and political turmoil in Washington, D.C., the U.S. economy forged ahead last year, adding more than 1.9 million new jobs and pushing stock markets to an all-time record high. After eight years of steady job growth, the nation’s unemployment rate hit a 17-year low. But there is more to the jobs

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Turnkey Search Finds President of Business Operations for the Miami Marlins

Sports and entertainment recruitment firm Turnkey Search has placed Chip Bowers as the Miami Marlins’ president of business operations. He will report directly to Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. Leading the assignment was Len Perna, Turnkey’s president, founder and CEO. It is yet another top leadership post being referred to a boutique specialist. “Our goal is to operate a

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John Keister & Associates Lands Leader for 120-Year Old Waukegan Public Library

Search firms that service the library sector are busier than ever. Vernon Hills, IL-based search firm John Keister & Associates, for one, recently recruited Selina Gomez-Beloz as executive director of the Waukegan Public Library in Lake County, IL. She replaces Richard Lee who retired last month after nearly 15 years in the role. Her tenure beings on Monday. Ms.

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True Talent Advisory Names Chief People Officer

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Top Gun Ventures Announces Senior Promotions

Plano, TX-based executive search firm Top Gun Ventures has promoted Brian Adamik and Bjorn Kirchdorfer to senior partners in Boston and Dallas. Both have been with Top Gun Ventures for about 10 years and have been instrumental in building a national and global business and in significantly contributing to the branding of Top Gun Ventures in the

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More Than One Million Jobs to Be Disrupted by 2026

The global economy faces a reskilling crisis with 1.4 million jobs in the U.S. vulnerable to disruption from technology and other factors by 2026, according to a new report, “Towards a Reskilling Revolution: A Future of Jobs for All,” by the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group. The report analyzes nearly 1,000 job types

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Holden Richardson Lands Chief Legal Officer for Stoneridge

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move as a result of changes in government administrations, according to Hunt Scanlon Media. Employment of attorneys is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Demand for legal work is projected to be robust as individuals, businesses and all

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Bob Murray & Associates Assists San Diego Police Dept. in Search of Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation, facing an array of challenges that range from changing public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations require leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale, complexity

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Russell Reynolds Associates Names Leader of Leisure/Hospitality Team

Russell Reynolds Associates has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Hoda Tahoun to its consumer practice as a leader of the leisure and hospitality team. Based in Miami, Ms. Tahoun advises U.S.-based and global companies on developing and building strong executive teams while also guiding clients on long-term leadership strategies, including succession planning. Her clients

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Pedersen & Partners Opens in Zurich

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened an office in Zürich and named Thomas Heeger as the country manager for Switzerland. “For many years, we have been advising Swiss and international firms operating in Switzerland with their executive search needs outside Switzerland,” said Poul Pedersen, founder and managing partner of Pedersen & Partners. “From now on, we

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Executives Split Between Getting Paid More or Being Promoted

While we all might think at times that a job is all about the pay check, a new Korn Ferry survey reveals that nearly half of professionals actually prefer recognition over extra compensation. The report, which surveyed more than 850 professionals, found that 46 percent would prefer a promotion with no raise, with 54 percent

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Heidrick & Struggles Lands CEO for Avon Products

Heidrick & Struggles has helped place Jan Zijderveld, president of Unilever’s European business, as the new CEO for Avon Products, the struggling beauty products company. He replaces Sheri McCoy, who announced her retirement last summer in the wake of continued losses and harsh criticism from investors. The hiring of Mr. Zijderveld, who was also a

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Myers McRae Recruits President for University of Charleston

The University of Charleston (UC) in West Virginia has named Martin S. Roth as its 26th president following a national search conducted by David Gring of recruiting firm Myers McRae. He succeeds Edwin Welch, who will be retiring in June. The selection of Dr. Roth followed an extensive search conducted over the past six months. A committee

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ZRG Partners Names Practice Leader for Banking

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has appointed Patrick Prout as managing director and practice leader for banking. The selection was designed to help buttress the firm’s continued rise in the financial services sector. Mr. Prout has a decade-long record of serving banking clients with senior-level recruiting for boards of directors and C-

Pinnacle Search Partners Acquired

Atlanta-based executive search firm Pinnacle Search Partners, LLC, has been acquired by veteran business leader William Creekmuir, who has served in a leadership role with the firm since January. With more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Creekmuir brings a depth of knowledge to Pinnacle. As executive vice president and CFO of Atlanta-based Simmons Bedding Company,

IRC Global Continues Asia Pacific Expansion

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has continued to grow its roster of member firms in the Asia Pacific region with the addition of CnetG Asia, an executive search firm in Malaysia and Thailand represented by founding partners Manish Mehta and Raj Kumar. “With our expansion into Thailand and Malaysia we are able to serve our clients better

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With five generations expected to be all in one workplace, the workforce of the future will look much different than it does today — and HR leaders are doing a number of things to prepare, according to research from Aon Hewitt. Aon Hewitt’s study captured insights from just 45 CHROs at leading global organizations, but the results

Shutterfly Picks Spencer Stuart to Lead CEO Search

Shutterfly has selected Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current president and CEO Jeffrey Housenbold said he will step down in February after more than a decade in the company’s top post to pursue other interests. “Over the next few months, I am committed to helping ensure a smooth transition, assisting the board  in finding

Calibre One Recruits Venture Partner for Lightspeed

Executive recruiters Calibre One has placed Aaron Batalion, LivingSocial co-founder and former chief technology officer, as a venture partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners. He will focus on consumer investments for the firm. Lightspeed was an investor in LivingSocial, which was one of the first Silicon Valley tech companies to raise $1 billion. Lightspeed partner Jeremy Liew is currently a board member

Search Firms Continue Expansion In Africa As Demand Rises

Boyden has opened a new office in Nairobi, further expanding its presence to a third region in Africa. The firm has appointed Farah Samanani as managing partner to lead its East Africa operations, serving Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia. Boyden East Africa service offerings cover a number of high growth sectors, including financial services, real estate, life

Bespoke Partners Adds C-Level Recruiting Specialist

Executive search firm Bespoke Partners has added Adam Szepkouski as a principal. Bringing more than five years consulting experience to his new role, Mr. Szepkouski will play a critical role helping the firm expand. He will be responsible for executing C-level searches for the firm’s new and existing clients as well as internal lifecycle process enhancement and whitepaper development. Prior

Companies Remain Unprepared to Fill CEO Vacancies

While many companies are performing some form of succession planning for their CEO posts, most are not doing enough to ensure a successful transition, according to a new report, ‘2015 CEO Succession Planning Survey,’ conducted by consulting firm AlixPartners and executive search firm Vardis. The study involved more than 100 senior level executives, including C-suite professionals, board members

Two Search Firms Finalize Their Acquisitions

Korn Ferry yesterday formally completed its acquisition of Hay Group. Under terms of the acquisition agreement, Korn Ferry acquired Hay Group for $452 million, consisting of approximately $252 million in cash, net of estimated acquired cash and after giving effect to estimated purchase price adjustments as described in the Purchase Agreement, and $200 million in the company’s common stock.

SPMB Lands CMO For Citrix

West Coast-based technology search firm SPMB has recruited Tim Minahan as chief marketing officer of Citrix. He is responsible for leading and evolving the Citrix marketing strategy to continue to drive the company’s vision of securely and reliably delivering applications and data. As a change agent for digital transformation, go-to-market strategy, demand generation, sales execution, M&A, and supply chain, Mr. Minahan has

Heads! International Appoints West Coast Leader

Former CTPartners recruiter Jeff DeFazio has joined global executive search and advisory firm Heads! International as managing partner. He will work from the firm’s West Coast offices. In addition to his regional leadership role, Mr. DeFazio will play a global role in the firm’s consumer and digital practices advising clients on the leadership imperatives associated with managing a dynamic mix of

Milwaukee Brewers Taps Turnkey Search to Recruit Finance VP

Sports and entertainment-focused executive recruiter Turnkey Search has placed Jamie Norton as vice president of finance and accounting of the Milwaukee Brewers. He will oversee the daily financial operations of the Brewers and Brewers Community Foundation, including financial reporting, budgeting, risk management, tax compliance, and payroll. Before joining the Brewers, Mr. Norton spent nine years with the Chicago Cubs, where his

Expanding Role of Social Media In Finding Talent to Rise Sharply

The role of social networks and mobile platforms in the job seeking and recruiting process is becoming more relevant, with an expansion of technologies expected soon, according to the 2015 Work Trends report just released by Adecco Group. Over 31,000 job seekers and more than 4,100 recruiters from 26 countries took part in Adecco’s survey — making

Russell Reynolds Taps Leader for Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art

Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited John Stomberg as director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College. His appointment comes more than seven months after Hood director Michael Taylor abruptly left saying he was pursuing new career opportunities. The search committee was comprised of 12 representatives from many diverse areas around Dartmouth. Russell Reynolds Associates worked

Morris and Berger Heading CEO Search For Union Station Homeless Services

Executive search firm Morris and Berger has been retained by Union Station Homeless Services to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Current CEO Rabbi Marvin Gross announced he is retiring next year. Mr. Gross has been at the helm of Union Station for 21 years, during which he led the agency through an unprecedented period of

Preng & Associates Adds Energy Search Veteran

Executive search firm Preng & Associates has appointed Steve Raben as a senior consultant in its Houston office. He has led over 500 domestic and international client assignments for public and private oil & gas, petroleum equipment, service and hydrocarbon processing & transportation companies, at the board, C-suite and business segment leadership levels. With a 30-year career in the search industry,

Futurestep Grows EMEA Financial Services Practice

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has added Jessica Taylor to its EMEA financial services practice group to support an increased demand for talent in the region. She will be based in London. In her new role as financial services senior consultant, she will be responsible for delivering talent for organizations across a number

Millennials Find Difficulties In Managing Older Workforce

A growing number of Millennials are managing Gen X and Baby Boomer professionals, according to ‘The Multi-Generational Leadership’ report, conducted by executive development firm Future Workplace and career network Beyond. According to the survey’s 5,771 respondents, this shift in leadership could be harmful to a company’s work environment. The survey found that 83 percent of respondents have seen Millennials managing

Diversified Search Recruits Interfaith Medical Center CEO

Diversified Search has recruited LaRay Brown as president and chief executive officer of the Interfaith Medical Center. She is tasked with bringing together Interfaith’s diverse constituencies and executing a strategic vision for the hospital that reflects the service needs of the community, changing market dynamics and reimbursement trends. Neysa Dillon-Brown, managing partner in Divesified’s healthcare services practice, led

Port of New York and New Jersey Retains Spencer Stuart

Spencer Stuart has been retained by the Port of New York and New Jersey to lead its search for a chief executive officer. The Port Authority’s board of commissioners has been conducting a search for the agency’s first CEO since Governors Christie and Cuomo endorsed the December 2014 recommendation of the Special Panel on the Future of the Port Authority that

Argyll Scott Expands Commerce & Industry Search Practice

Executive recruiters Argyll Scott has named Ben Westwood as director and Paul Vince as an associate director in its commerce and industry recruiting sector practice. Mr. Westwood will help drive the future growth of Argyll Scott’s commerce and industry recruitment team. He joins the firm with 10 years of experience working for global recruiter Robert Half. After building

Matteson Partners Forms Alliance With TalentQuest

Atlanta-based executive search firm Matteson Partners has formed a partnership with TalentQuest, a provider of cloud-based talent management software and solutions. Matteson Partners will offer TalentQuest’s cloud-based talent management suite of solutions to its client base. Additionally, Matteson Partners will provide executive search services for TalentQuest. Cloud-based talent management solutions continue to appear in the headlines. In recent weeks, Talentsoft, a

General Counsel: A New Pathway to CEO

Executive search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has recruited Denise R. Cade as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of IDEX Corporation and Marchelle E. Moore as general counsel of The Motorists Insurance Group. Paul Williams, a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, led both searches. Ms. Cade, who was recently honored as a 2015 ‘Chicago United Business Leader

ChampionScott Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Red Box Recorders

ChampionScott Partners has recruited Bob Charland as Americas chief revenue officer at Red Box Recorders, a private equity-backed global provider of multimedia communication recording solutions. Mr. Charland brings to Red Box over 25 years of experience in software sales, marketing and operational leadership. He was most recently regional vice president of sales, eastern region and federal government sales at Spok,

IRC Global Names Americas Regional Leader

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has appointed Jane Lyons (pictured) as Americas regional leader. Ms. Lyons is a managing partner of Rhodes Associates. During her more than 25-year career in executive search and organizational consulting, she has completed more than 700 search and consulting assignments, specializing in the real estate industry. She has assisted leading real estate companies

Korn Ferry Adds Former CTPartners Recruiters

Korn Ferry has added former CTPartners recruiters Rick Sklarin as senior client partner in its technology practice and Nathaniel Hook as a senior client partner based in its U.K. consumer practice. They join ex-CTPartners recruiters Debra Germaine, Laurie O’Shea, Paul Ciancarelli, John Davitt, Jeremy Zemen, Adam Prager, Sarah Lim, Florence Magne, Nick Evans, and several others, all of whom

Pedersen & Partners Opens New Office In Lisbon

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened a new office in Lisbon, Portugal. This is the firm’s 34th established office in Europe, and follows the recent launches of offices in the U.S. and Mexico. Margarita Hernández will serve as the firm’s country manager for Portugal and will also oversee executive search engagements in Angola. She joins Pedersen & Partners from

U.K. Boardrooms Gaining Female Directors At Faster Pace Than U.S.

The number of women serving as directors in the top FTSE 150 companies continues to expand, according to the just-released Spencer Stuart 2015 U.K. Board Index. The survey found that 23 percent of all directors in the FTSE 150 are women, compared with 20.6 percent in 2014; 28.4 percent of FTSE 150 non-executive directors are women, verses 25.9 percent

PFM Executive Search Lands CEO for Cancer Foundation

PFM Executive Search has placed Lynne Hudson as national chief executive officer of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Ms. Hudson brings a wealth of experience in both the not-for-profit and corporate sectors through her time with PLAN Canada as VP for risk & effectiveness and as a financial management group leader with Ernst & Young. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

North Carolina Bar Assn. Taps Young Mayden to Find Director

Legal search firm Young Mayden, LLC, has been selected by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) to lead its search for an executive director. Ken Young, a principal at Young Mayden, is leading the search. Current executive director Allan Head will be retiring in 2016 after being with the organization since 1981. “We expect to have many top

Petroplan Appoints Recruitment Manager In Houston

Oil and energy focused executive recruiting firm Petroplan has appointed James Monaghan as recruitment manager for its Houston office. In his new role, he will be responsible for expanding the firm’s footprint throughout the U.S. while leading a team of recruiters specializing in construction, commissioning, engineering, HSE and project services. Mr. Monaghan brings a decade of experience

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