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Elinvar places Scott Levitan CEO of Research Triangle Foundation
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Elinvar Lands CEO for Research Triangle Foundation

Executive search firm Elinvar has placed Scott Levitan as CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation, which manages an eminent North Carolina research park known as Research Triangle Park (RTP). He succeeds Bob Geolas, who left the organization last September. Elinvar’s president and CEO, Patti Gillenwater, led the search along with strategic search partner Jim Ahlerand researcher Pattie Steigerwald. In outlining

CDI Corp. Posts 25 Percent Q2 Revenue Decline
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CDI Corp. Posts 25 Percent Q2 Revenue Decline; Acquisition Pending

CDI Corp. / (NYSE:CDI) posted second quarter revenues of $169.5 million, a decrease of 25.2 percent from revenues of $246.8 million a year ago. The revenue decline was impacted by the sale of CDI AndersElite Ltd., which was sold in 2016. For the quarter, MRINetwork, the company’s executive search subsidiary, reported revenues of $11.1 million, an 8.6 percent decline, compared to prior-year

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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.

Optimum Talent appoints Mike Bacchus CEO
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Optimum Talent Latest Firm to Appoint New Leader

Numerous executive search firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Optimum Talent has named Mike Bacchus as its new chief executive officer. He takes over the role from Ronald Dahms who becomes a senior advisor. Mr. Bacchus had been serving

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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?

One Search Consulting joins Taplow Group
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Taplow Group Expands to Singapore

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the 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. Taplow Group recently made inroads into Singapore with the addition of One

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Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for J.D. Power

J.D. Power, a global leader in consumer data & analytics and advisory services, said that Finbarr O’Neill, its CEO and president, has informed the company’s board that he intends to retire. The company has enlisted Egon Zehnder to lead the global search for his replacement. Mr. O’Neill will remain with J.D. Power during the transition

Marlin Hawk hires Kirstine Wilson
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Marlin Hawk Sources Top Goldman Sachs Hiring Executive

Executive search and leadership solutions provider Marlin Hawk has expanded its financial services practice with the addition of Kirstine Wilson in New York. Ms. Wilson has 15 years of talent management experience gained at Goldman Sachs where she focused on lateral hiring as vice president, global head – experienced hires. Ms. Wilson will take on the role

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Cummer Museum Taps Koya Leadership Partners for Executive Director

Executive recruitment firm Koya Leadership Partners is seeking a new executive director for the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida. Managing director Michelle R.S. Bonoan is heading the national search, with support from principal Sheila Hennessey, as well as Koya’s research and support team. The search for

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Bob Murray & Associates Launches Search for San Diego Police 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 need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale, complexity

Timothy Hayes Joins JBK Associates
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Former Bayer Executive Joins JBK Associates

In recent months, executive search firms have been plucking talent for their own ranks from a wide array of corporate sectors. The latest: Former Bayer executive Timothy Hayes has joined New Jersey-based JBK Associates International as managing director of consumer and leadership services. He will oversee the firm’s executive search business in the consumer sector and head leadership

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Social Media Continues to Play Big Role in Recruiting

New research from Totaljobs Group has revealed that three quarters (74 percent) of interviewers will check candidates’ social media as part of their interview preparation. This is in contrast to the expectations of candidates, however, as only a third (36 percent) expect their social media to be screened, meaning many could be caught short online.

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Shelli Herman and Associates Begins CFO Search for Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has retained Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates to find its next chief financial officer. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, will lead the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA is seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum,

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Caldwell Partners Lands Chief Marketing Officer for ADP

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International recently recruited

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Parker + Lynch Legal Names Managing Director of Retained Search

Special Counsel, a full-service provider of legal staffing and eDiscovery solutions, has announced that its executive search division, Parker + Lynch Legal, has named Lisa Goldstein as managing director of retained search. In her new role, Ms. Goldstein will focus on helping corporate legal departments improve business processes, functionality and diversity by filling key positions, including

EMA Partners Opens in Dubai A Ramachandran
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EMA Partners Opens in Dubai As Middle East Expansion Continues

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new partner office in Dubai, expanding its presence in the Middle East. The office will be led by A Ramachandran (Rama). Mr. Rama is managing partner of EMA Partners UAE. He has 10 years of experience in executive search and serves concurrently as senior

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Employers Looking to Add Workers in Fourth Quarter; Wages Rising

Whether you are looking for permanent employment or a seasonal gig around the holidays, CareerBuilder‘s Q4 2017 Job Forecast predicts an uptick in both jobs and pay. Forty three percent of employers said they plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the fourth quarter, up from 34 percent last year, and 73 percent plan to

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Utah and Louisville Tap R. William Funk Associates for President Searches

College and universities across the countries are facing new and growing challenges. Financial woes, enrollment concerns, and debates over free speech, among other issues, are all keeping leadership at institutions of higher learning on edge these days. For some schools, survival is even on the line. Recruitment of the right leaders, and choosing a search

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Southerland Partners Leading CEO Search for Medical Center Hospital

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Republicans in Washington, D.C. may deliver. This has

Lois L. Lindauer Searches appointed Deb Taft CEO
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Lois L. Lindauer Searches Names New CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Lois L. Lindauer Searches (LLLS) has appointed Deb Taft as its new CEO. The carefully planned changeover comes as the firm celebrates its 20th anniversary. Chosen by founder Lois

Greenwich Harbor Partners Opens in San Francisco
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Greenwich Harbor Partners Opens in San Francisco

Fifty two percent of San Francisco Bay Area executives say it is “somewhat” or “very challenging” to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions, according to the San Francisco Bay Area Professional Employment Forecast from Robert Half. Seventy-seven percent of hiring managers plan to hire for open roles in the next six months. Recruiters say highly skilled

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Want to Enhance Employability? Refresh Your Skills

Ninety percent of global respondents to a recent Randstad Workmonitor survey said that regularly refreshing skills and competencies will enhance employability. Seventy one percent, in fact, reported that they have done so within the past year. This belief was highest in China (98 percent) and lowest in the Netherlands (67 percent). On average, 74 percent

Higher Talent Names Mindy Cohen President
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Higher Talent Names President

Non-profit executive recruiters Higher Talent has appointed Mindy Cohen as president and managing partner. Ms. Cohen has been instrumental in establishing the firm’s dedication to educational institutions and non-profits across the country over the past 15 years. She has recruited senior executives, nationally and internationally, for non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, public/private partnerships and

HVS Executive Search Linda Chadwick CEO Rita’s Franchise Company
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HVS Executive Search Finds New Leader for Rita’s Franchise Company

HVS Executive Search has placed Linda Chadwick as CEO and president of Rita’s Franchise Company. Ms. Chadwick comes to the Trevose, PA-based Italian ice and frozen custard chain from Dessange Group North America. The search, conducted for Argosy Private Equity and MTN Capital Partners LLC, was led by HVS Executive Search CEO Court Williams and

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Alford Executive Search Finds New Leader for International Music Foundation

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Among them, Alford Executive Search recently placed Mark Riggleman as executive director of the International Music Foundation (IMF) in Chicago. Ann Murray, the current executive director, is retiring after 26 years. Mr. Riggleman brings more than

Catalyst Advisors Adds Partner Arnaldo De Lisio London
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Catalyst Advisors Adds New Partner

Persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill-sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies for the foreseeable future, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook on life sciences.  Navigating this new world of work requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent and human

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Why Leadership is Key to Making Diversity and Inclusion Plans Work

Committed leadership, from the top down, is the key to companies having effective diversity and inclusion strategies, according to a newly released report by Russell Reynolds Associates. The survey, “Diversity and Inclusion Pulse: 2017 Leader’s Guide,” illuminates the challenges that businesses face and steps leaders can take to achieve D&I success. “Our new research shows

McCormick Group recruited Michelle Schlafer COO REMADE
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The McCormick Group Finds COO for REMADE

Arlington, VA-headquartered executive search firm The McCormick Group has recruited Michelle Schlafer as chief operating officer of the Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute. Principal Tim Ward led the assignment. Ms. Schlafer has worked in a variety of leadership positions for Xerox Corp. over the past 24 years. Most recently, she served as a global program manager,

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CES Partners Leading CEO Search for AHIMA

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has enlisted Chicago-based executive search firm CES Partners to lead a nationwide search to find its next CEO. Barry Cesafsky, president and CEO of the recruitment firm, is spearheading the assignment. A search committee has been established, which includes past AHIMA board members and members of the association’s community. The

Dr. Gabriele Ghini new Milan office ZRG Partners
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ZRG Partners Continues Expansion

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has continued its aggressive expansion with the opening of a new office in Milan and the appointment of a new global practice leader for its non-profit and education sector. Dr. Gabriele Ghini will open the Milan office. He will be a member of the firm’s industrial and

Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for CPI Card Group

Executive search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Lisa Jacoba as chief human resources officer (CHRO) of CPI Card Group. Hanold Associates’ partners Karlis Antons and Ivan Perry led the search. In her new position, Ms. Jacoba will have overall responsibility for the human resources function of the company, reporting directly to CPI’s president and chief executive officer, Steve Montross.

Harris Search Associates Recruits VP for Kent State

Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has placed Paul DiCorleto Ph.D. as vice president for research and sponsored programs at Kent State University. Dr. DiCorleto comes to Kent State from Cleveland Clinic, where he served as Sherwin-Page chair of the Lerner Research Institute since 2002, and from Case Western Reserve University, where he chaired  the Department of Molecular Medicine in

Russell Reynolds Associates Names Washington, D.C. Head

Executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has appointed Kimberly Archer as head of its Washington, D.C. office. She replaces Denise Grant, who recently left the firm. Ms. Archer recruits C-suite executives and advises boards around leadership assessment and succession for a wide variety of organizations including foundations, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, social and human service agencies, and advocacy

GRMSearch Expands Melbourne Office

Executive search firm GRMSearch (GRM) has added Sam Fallaw and Jelena Lazic as associates in its Melbourne office. The appointments come less than one year after GRM Search launched its Australian office with seasoned legal recruiter Paul Garth at the helm. “The market response to our Australian office opening has been very encouraging. The addition of Sam and Jelena is in

DHR Stakes Claim In Canadian Recruiting Rival

Shares in Canadian-based search firm Caldwell Partners International skyrocketed 41.5 percent yesterday amid unusually high trading volume and takeover rumors. More than 500,000 shares of the company’s common stock traded hands before a temporary suspension was imposed by Toronto Stock Exchange regulators late in the afternoon. Shares reached $1.84 per share, up 54 cents from $1.30

Parker Executive Search Heading President Search for EMU

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has been selected by the board of directors of Eastern Michigan University to lead its search for a new president. The candidate will be replacing Susan Martin, who steps down as president in two weeks. Kim Schatzel, provost and executive vice president of academic and student affairs, will serve as interim president while Eastern conducts the national

Heidrick & Struggles Expands Life Sciences Practice

Heidrick & Struggles has strengthened its expertise in healthcare and life sciences recruiting with the addition of Greg Lovas as partner to the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. As a member of Heidrick & Struggles’ life sciences practice, Mr. Lovas serves pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare services, and biotech clients in all phases of growth, from start-ups to multi-billion dollar global

Fairfield Partners Fills Top Sales Post for NatureBox

Executive search firm Fairfield Partners has placed Andy Malloy as vice president of sales for San Carlos, CA-based NatureBox. NatureBox has experienced tremendous growth through its snack subscription services and is building its brand awareness by moving into the physical retail realm. Mr. Malloy will lead those efforts. “By placing key executives in some of the most iconic natural food

Odgers Berndtson Adds Principal In Sub-Saharan Africa Office

Modise Makhene has been named as a principal at Odgers Berndtson Sub-Saharan Africa. He joins the firm’s Johannesburg office. Mr. Makhene brings extensive business development and client relationship management experience to the firm’s Africa location, having worked in the FMCG, media, advertising, digital & communications industries. He has also worked with clients in the retail, automotive

CIOs Forecast New Hiring for Second Half of 2015

Nearly a quarter (22 percent) of U.S. chief information officers plan to expand their IT teams in the second half of 2015, according to the just released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast Trend Report. It represents a three-point rise from the beginning of the year and an eight percentage point jump from one year ago. “CIOs are bullish on the

RSR Partners Strengthens Sport Leadership Practice

RSR Partners, a corporate governance and executive search firm based in Greenwich, Conn., has added Dany Berghoff as a principal in its sport leadership practice. With a wealth of experience in consulting for sports and entertainment organizations, Mr. Berghoff is expected to play an important role in the firm’s business development and search execution efforts, where he will

Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Heading Library Director Search

Executive search firm Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates has been retained by the Tuscaloosa Public Library (TPL) to lead its search for a new executive director. Past library director Mary Elizabeth Harper resigned in December. Managing partners Dan Bradbury and Jobeth Bradbury are project co-directors on the engagement and they are joined by Karen Miller working as a principal on the

Reffett Associates to Recruit C-Level Officers for ACON Investments

ACON Investments, LLC has selected executive recruiter Reffett Associates to assist the company in the selection for senior leadership of newly acquired Fiesta Mart, LLC.  Working with Mike Byars, president and chief executive officer of Fiesta Mart, Reffett will initially assist in the identification and selection of the company’s chief financial officer, chief merchandising officer, and chief marketing

REC Elects Bespoke Recruitment Co-Founder as Chair

Co-founder and director of Bespoke Recruitment Ltd., Simon Noakes, has been elected chair of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) council, replacing Neil Smith. Mr. Noakes has worked in the recruitment industry for 18 years, including 14 years as director of Bespoke Recruitment Ltd. which he co-founded in 2001. Bespoke Recruitment focuses on the recruitment of professionals

CFOs Gearing Up for Big Increase In U.S. Hiring Activity

CFOs in the U.S. are more confident now than they have been in years about hiring trends, according to the quarterly CFO Outlook Survey conducted by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. Survey responses indicate CFOs are gearing up to increase hiring activity in the coming months. “A majority of CFOs have been

Zolowicz Group Launches to Serve Legal Recruitment Sector

Executive search firm Zolowicz Group has been launched by David Zolowicz to serve the search and recruitment needs for the legal sector. “Mr. Zolowicz has a proven track record within the legal community,” said John McDonald, president of MRINetwork, of which the new firm is an affiliate. “His expertise coupled with his critical eye for talent ensures that he

Alexander Hughes Expands Paris Office

Global executive search firm Alexander Hughes has named Benoit Ceillier, Jean-Loup Charrier, Silvia Cheli and Blandine Roger-Fabre as new client partners in its Paris office. Mr. Ceillier, a former Nixdorf Computer and Microsoft senior executive, brings more than 20 years of international experience in sales, marketing and management in the IT/Internet business. His expertise covers strategy, sales, business planning,

Pearson Partners Recruits Provost for Illinois Institute of Tech.

Pearson Partners International has placed Frances Bronet as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She succeeds Alan W. Cramb. Ms. Bronet has been a distinguished professor and dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon since 2005. She began her career as a faculty

Turnkey Search Recruits General Counsel for the Miami Dolphins

Sports and entertainment-focused executive recruiter Turnkey Search has placed Myles Pistorius as senior vice president and general counsel of the Miami Dolphins. He will be responsible for all legal affairs of the football organization and Sun Life Stadium. “Myles is an accomplished executive who has extensive experience in leading legal matters and negotiations, but who also has experience across

DHR Set to Acquire Selected Assets of CTPartners

DHR International has agreed in principle on non-binding terms outlining the acquisition of selected assets of CTPartners in a transaction reached with CTPartners’ lenders. The negotiations bypassed the special committee of CTPartners’ board of directors when direct talks between the two companies broke down on or about June 17. The special committee was formed several

Lonergan Partners Taps CEO for Tely Labs

Redwood City, CA-headquartered executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Todd Abbott as chief executive officer of Tely Labs. Mark Lonergan, founder and managing partner of Lonergan Partners, led the assignment. Mr. Abbott joins Tely Labs with more than 30 years of industry experience at some of the world’s leading technology firms, accelerating their financial and operational performance and advancing their

Ridgeway Partners Adds Investment Specialist In Boston

Executive search firm Ridgeway Partners LLC has added Kevin McKeon to its Boston office. Mr. McKeon has over 15 years of professional search experience dedicated to the investment management industry. He joins Ridgeway Partners from CTPartners, where he was a senior member of the firm’s asset management, wealth and alternative investments practices. Mr. McKeon has worked with

Diversified Search Adds Healthcare Practice Managing Director

Neysa Dillon-Brown has joined Diversified Search in Atlanta as managing director of the firm’s healthcare practice. Ms. Dillon-Brown is an experienced and highly respected search consultant with broad and deep national relationships with senior executives and emerging leaders in healthcare systems around the country. She has an impressive portfolio of clients in the academic, healthcare delivery, association and community

Twitter CEO Search ‘Bragging Rights’ Go To Spencer Stuart

Social-media company Twitter announced on its news feed that is has retained Spencer Stuart to lead the board’s search efforts to find the San Francisco-based company’s next chief executive officer. James M. Citrin, head of Spencer Stuart’s North American chief executive practice, will lead the assignment. Mr. Citrin has handled a number of high-profile CEO searches, including the

Competition for Cyber Security Talent Intensifies

Executive recruiters are reporting that high profile data breaches at well-known companies have induced demand for cyber security talent, namely chief information security officers (CISO), at a time when IT security executives are being elevated to the C-suite. “This convergence is a highly visible response to what is now seen as a highly visible issue,” said Scott

RSA and Heritage Partners Form Strategic Alliance

Life sciences executive recruiters RSA and Heritage Partners have formed an exclusive partnership. The combination, which will operate under the banner Heritage Partners-RSA, brings together the experience and advisory abilities of two established life sciences specialist boutique search firms. Heritage Partners has 20 years of experience in life sciences recruiting, advisory services and placing industry leaders.

T. Malouf and Co. Launches Director Search for National Bicycle Assoc.

Terry Malouf, founding president of T. Malouf and Company Executive Search, is conducting the search to replace longtime director of The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA), Fred Clements. Mr. Clements is stepping down in the next few months to take a project director’s role within the Costa Mesa, California-based organization. The NBDA has therefore initiated a national

Allen Austin Names Higher Education Practice Head

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has added retired Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau as head of the firm’s higher education search practice. She will also be active in Allen Austin’s strategy, not-for-profit, aerospace, defense and intelligence recruiting practices. Vice Adm. Rondeau most recently served as president of National Defense University (NDU), which is the premier center for Joint Professional

hrQ Names Talent Acquisition Managers In Houston and Dallas

Executive search and professional services firm hrQ has strengthened its staff with the additions of Corey Harlock and Elizabeth Young as talent acquisition managers in its Houston and Dallas offices. hrQ focuses exclusively on the human resources sector, providing HR professionals for short or long term contract assignments and full time hires as well as offering expertise on a variety of human

Elusive Target: Women Securing Board Chairmanships

According to the most recent ‘Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective’ report by Deloitte, representation of women on corporate boards continues to increase, but the number of women leading boards still remains low globally. Overall, women now hold 12 percent of seats worldwide with only four percent chairing boards. European countries continue to lead on gender

Major, Lindsey & Africa Opens Minneapolis/St. Paul Office

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has expanded its footprint in the Midwest with the opening of a Minneapolis/St. Paul office. Brian McMahon has been tapped to lead the new location as managing director, representing associate attorneys, individual partners and partner groups in the lateral marketplace and executing focused searches for law firm clients. In his new

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