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Crenshaw Associates Names Chief Commercial Officer

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Friisberg & Partners Adds New Member Firm in Ireland

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Ventura Partners Recruits Women’s Head Basketball Coach for Bucknell University

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Egon Zehnder Tapped by Innophos Holdings to Find Next CFO

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EFL Associates Recruits CIO for the Colorado Retirement Association

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R. William Funk Lands New Leader for University of Arizona

Just as Elon University gets its president search off the ground with the help of a recruiting boutique, the University of Arizona has selected its 22nd president with assistance from R. William Funk & Associates. The firm recently presented two finalist candidates: Dr. Robert Robbins, CEO of Texas Medical Center, and Sethuraman Panchanathan, Arizona State University’s VP

DHR International Appoints North America Healthcare Leader

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Korn Ferry Posts Double Digit Revenue Gain

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Big Data & Analytics Sector Turning Into Big Business for Recruiters

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Witt / Kieffer Leading Chief Nursing Officer Search for Bayhealth Medical Center

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Search for Technology Leaders Heating Up

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Millennials Choose Career Over ‘Being Boss’

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Jobplex and Microsoft Extend Commitment to Hiring Veterans

Jobplex, the Chicago-based partner company of DHR International, has renewed a contract with Microsoft to lead the placement of U.S. military veterans who graduate from the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA). The MSSA program prepares active duty U.S. service members with job skills to meet the IT industry’s high demand. Graduation from MSSA is planned so that

Turnkey Search Seeking HR Leader for Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders have retained Turnkey Search to lead the organization’s search for a new vice president of human resources. Turnkey will search for and screen qualified candidates for the role, guiding the franchise to the next phase of growth of its business operations team. The incoming HR executive will provide comprehensive human resources leadership for the Raiders,

Waterhouse Executive Search Lands CFO for Chatham-Kent Health Alliance

Waterhouse Executive Search has placed Jerome Quenneville as vice president and chief financial officer of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance in Ontario. During a roughly 90-day-plus search process, Chatham-Kent considered a number of prospective candidates, selecting Mr. Quenneville, who’s been serving in this role on an interim basis since November. He brings extensive executive experience having served as

Young Mayden Opens Dallas Office

Executive search firm Young Mayden has opened a new office in Dallas which will be led by attorney and legal recruiter Amber Shockey. Ms. Shockey brings a strong background in that area, particularly in the Texas energy sector. Since early 2015, she has served as co-leader of Crosby Shockey Consult + Search, LLC. She is also founding principal

Will Most Talent Acquisition Roles Be Eliminated Over the Next Decade?

While technology will never be able to replace the human factor in human resources, it will likely take over certain functions on talent acquisition and management teams. A new survey from CareerBuilder shows that 72 percent of employers expect that some roles within talent acquisition and human capital management will become completely automated within the next

University of Tennessee Taps Turnkey Search for Director of Athletics

Sports recruiter Turnkey Search has placed John Currie as director of athletics and vice chancellor at the University of Tennessee. He replaces Dave Hart, who announced his retirement on August after six years with the school. Mr. Currie has spent the last eight years as athletic director at Kansas State. He begins his duties at UT next month. Before

Kittleman & Associates Leading Director Search for Plumbing Manufacturers International

Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Kittleman & Associates has been retained by Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) to lead its search for a new executive director. Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director will be responsible for directing the operational activities of the association and supporting its strategic and financial goals. The incoming director will work with the board

Newly Launched CyberOne Adds Recruiting Specialist

After opening its doors this past October, specialist cybersecurity and IT recruitment consultancy CyberOne has named Vince Warrington as non-executive director. Mr. Warrington will provide expert specialist IT advice and guidance on recruiting IT and data security talent to help businesses safeguard against escalating cyber crime and meet stringent, new EU data regulations that are set

Hudson Global Posts Notable Revenue Decline

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Academic Sector Pumping Big Fees Into Search Firms

Academic institutions continue to pump big fees into the coffers of executive search firms nationwide. Many academic recruiting specialists say business, in fact, has never been better. Even smaller recruiting outfits have multiple assignments running concurrently, all at the senior levels, and if there’s any slowdown coming it is to be found at the talent

Hilmar & Ross Recruits Sales & Marketing Leader for J.R. Simplot

Boutique leadership provider Hilmar & Ross in conjunction with Yellow Folder Research has recruited Greg Schlafer as senior vice president of sales and marketing for J.R. Simplot’s Food Group. Ken Smuland, chief executive officer of Hilmar & Ross, led the assignment. Mr. Schlafer previously served as president of Lamb Weston, a subsidiary of ConAgra Foods. Before that, he

Recruiters See Heightened Demand for Private Equity Portfolio Leaders

Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, has appointed Chris Shaw to regional partner of private equity services. In this new capacity, Mr. Shaw will be responsible for maximizing prospective portfolio companies and building relationships with private equity groups in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Mr. Shaw brings 16 years of financial experience,

Decoupled Search Launches Recruiting Tools Aimed At Leadership Teams

Las Vegas-headquartered executive search firm Decoupled Search has launched three new products intended to help improve the executive search process: RosterGenius provides an empirical basis for senior managers to determine the opportunity cost of retaining an existing executive; a data-driven interim executive validation tool called InterimConfirm; and DepartureRecovery, a cost-effective means available to manage an unexpected executive departure. Pat

Spencer Ogden Opens New Office In Germany

London-headquartered search firm Spencer Ogden has launched a new office in Mannheim, Germany. The firm has appointed Thilo Grams to serve as director of Germany and lead the new office, which will focus on providing recruitment services for the renewables, power, built environment, technology and R&D sectors. Mr. Grams brings over 13 years of international recruitment experience and throughout his career

Talent Needs Spark Concern … and Opportunities

In every industry around the country, one problem persists: landing top flight talent. For the construction sector, the challenge to find the right people is magnified. In its not-so-distant past, building projects were field-driven by tough men in hard hats, and promotion to leadership positions came after one worked his way up through the ranks. Today, operations in the

Search Firms Focused On Growth & Expansion Acquire Rivals

Executive search firm McDermott & Bull has launched McDermott & Bull Europe B.V. via the recent acquisition of Amsterdam-based Interconsultants Executive Search. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Interconsultants was founded by Jetse Reijenga in 1984 and has completed hundreds of search assignments for European and global clients, including Ricoh, Avery Dennison, Samsung,

Detroit Housing Commission Turns to Gans, Gans & Associates for New Leader

Executive search firm Gans, Gans & Associates has been retained by the Detroit Housing Commission to lead its search for a new executive director. Executive recruiter Diane Martin-Johnson is leading the assignment. The incoming executive director will serve as chief executive officer for the Detroit Housing Commission. The chosen leader will plan, organize, and direct a comprehensive program

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