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Executive Recruiters See Market Stability in Today’s Jobs Report Figures

Employers added 304,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.0 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 165,000. The January gain is the 100th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people currently stands

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Odgers Berndtson Finds Athletics Director for Farleigh Dickinson University

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Global search firm Odgers Berndtson recently placed Bradford D. Hurlbut as the new director of athletics for Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) in Teaneck, NJ. Partner Greg Santore, head of the search firm’s U.S. sports leadership practice, led the assignment. Mr. Hurlbut, who starts in his

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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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Rob Tillman Launches TillmanPartners; Kelly Carlson Joins PE Firm as Talent Head

Rob Tillman, a veteran executive recruiter and coach, has launched a new firm, TillmanPartners. The Scottsdale, AZ-based firm will provide executive search, integrated coaching and one-on-one coaching specializing in CFOs and CIOs. “I’ve been blessed to serve hundreds of leaders over the last three decades, and my focus on recruiting and coaching CFOs and CIOs

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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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IMSA Search Global Adds New Member in Denmark

Global recruiting consortiums continue to take advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Among them, executive search network IMSA Search Global Partners has added Danish search firm Brinch & Partners as its newest member. Brinch & Partners has maintained steady growth since its founding a decade ago. Its team includes founding partners Martin Bo Sørensen and Jens

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What Can HR Leaders Do Today to Prepare for Tomorrow?

Although it’s tempting – and exciting – to dig into predictions for the global workforce of 2030, it often isn’t practical to look that far into the future to determine our actions today. A recent publication from PwC, for example, reports five “megatrends” they believe will shape this future: technological breakthroughs, demographic shifts, rapid urbanization, shifts in

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Beecher Reagan and Hogan Assessments Launch Verity

Search firms continue to expand into new areas whether it be via acquisition, alliance or launching new services. The trend has been seen with large operations and small boutiques alike as recruiters hope to provide clients with best-in-class services for finding, assessing, onboarding and retaining their senior-level talent. The latest meeting of the minds? Executive search

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Odgers Berndtson Selected by the AAPA to Find New CEO

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has turned to global search firm Odgers Berndtson to find its next chief executive officer, following the retirement of long-time leader Kurt Nagle. Vice chairman and partner Tim McNamara is leading the assignment along with partner and practice leader Conrad Woody. William Friedman, chairman of the AAPA and CEO of Port

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Howe-Lewis International Seeks Chief Advancement Officers for Non-Profits

Executive recruitment firm Howe-Lewis International has been selected to find chief advancement officers for non-profit organizations in California and New York. Despite the differences in their missions, both the Palm Springs Art Museum and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) will rely on this key role to drive their fundraising. The Palm Springs Art Museum seeks

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ASCENT Select Strengthens Search Staff

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm ASCENT Select has expanded with the addition of John Bennett as a partner. His addition will bolster the firm’s expertise at placing mid- to senior-level executives in supply chain and logistics, finance, operations and sales. Mr. Bennett has more than 25 years of senior management experience in media, biotechnology, manufacturing,

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The Expanding Role of Culture in Search and Succession

Culture fit is hardly a new concept. Well before the rise of various models and frameworks to evaluate organizational culture, companies recognized the risk of hiring a cultural mismatch — such as the lone wolf in a company that values collaboration. New employees, especially leaders, who clash with the culture are often ineffective, and are

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The Koblentz Group Seeking CHRO for PRGX

Anyone with the ties to the human resources function knows how much it has evolved in recent years – and with it the role of the chief human resources officer (CHRO). The biggest shift has been in how the CHRO has progressed from fighting for a seat at the table to playing a key role

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Paschal•Murray Tapped by Lowell Observatory to Find Major Gifts Officer

Major gifts officers are among the most vital roles for educational institutions. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners of not-for-profits everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of finding

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Kingsley Gate Creates New Global Knowledge Center

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has established a new global knowledge center which will serve as a foundational platform to its growing global client base. It will function as a strategic resource, initially focused on expanding the organization’s knowledge management function and strengthening research to facilitate business development and search execution. “We are excited to

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Inzito Partnership Creates CFO Practice

The Inzito Partnership, a London-based executive search firm, has expanded with the addition of a financial officer practice to serve what the organization says is a growing number of requirements in the field. Simon Bailey joins the company to lead the new practice, working on the appointment of CFOs and their leadership teams in the U.K.

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Demand for Interim Executives on the Rise

Across the board, in every industry, today’s candidate-driven market is fueled by growing demand for top talent against a landscape of short supply. This has led to nearly three million people being employed in temporary jobs, a number that is expected to grow at a healthy pace over the next few years as companies strive to

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Lands CEO for National Kidney Foundation of Illinois

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has recruited Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop as CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, chartered as one of the founding affiliates of the National Kidney Foundation in 1964. The assignment was conducted by Steven M. Derks, president and chief executive officer, along with principal Jennifer Deniz. “Because of the dedication and strength

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Preng & Associates Recruits CEO for Rosehill Resources

After a national search, executive recruitment firm Preng & Associates has placed David L. French as president and CEO of Rosehill Resources Inc. in Houston, TX. He will succeed Gary C. Hanna, who has served as interim president and CEO since September. Mr. Hanna will remain chairman of the company’s board of directors. “We are very pleased to have

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Sterling Martin Seeking CEO for Camp Fire

National youth development organization Camp Fire has enlisted Sterling Martin Associates to help find its next president and CEO. David S. Martin, managing partner; Tricia Bork Canavan, senior consultant; and Katherine Carter, senior executive recruiter, are conducting the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm. Camp Fire wants a CEO who will be an innovator to

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Publicis Media Creates Executive Search Practice

In what continues to be a trend among organizations, London-based Publicis Media has launched an executive search practice which will be led by veteran executive recruiter Julie Jeantet. Ms. Jeantet will work closely with existing senior recruiters Mary Hurlock-Murphy and Marcus Wainer and will oversee Publicis Media’s internal talent mobility program for leaders. “It has never

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CEO Confidence Falls as Workers Remain Optimistic

Although chief executives continue to be upbeat about the economy, their confidence levels have dropped in recent months, according to the latest report by the Conference Board. Meanwhile, the Worker Confidence Index (WCI) compiled by HRO Today Magazine and Yoh found that American workers’ confidence remained relatively stable last quarter and enjoyed a 2.6-point year-over-year rise compared to last year. “Despite

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Heidrick & Struggles Selected by Newell Brands to Find New CEO

Competition among consumer companies has never been fiercer. Customers are shopping in new and sometimes non-traditional ways as mass market retailers offer designer goods, brick and mortar staples are available on-line and venerable brands spin off agile brand extensions. Consumer companies are also keen to capitalize on the potential of emerging and high growth markets. All this

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RSR Partners Assists USA Rugby in CEO Search

USA Rugby has named an internal candidate, Ross Young, as its new chief executive officer. Executive recruitment firm RSR Partners led the search and assessment efforts. Mr. Young has been operating in the role since Dan Payne stepped down from the job in July to head operations with Rugby Americas. Based in Lafayette, CO, USA Rugby is the national governing

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Envision Consulting Finds New Leader for Jay Nolan Community Services

Pasadena, CA-based search firm Envision Consulting has placed Edward Amey as the new executive director of Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a Mission Hills, CA-based non-profit which provides support services to those with autism and other developmental disabilities. Jeff Strully retired in December after 25 years with the organization. “We are very fortunate to have

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Horton International Opens New Office in Dubai

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire recruiters and open locations. Among them, Horton International has strengthened its presence in the Middle East with the opening of a new office in Dubai. Horton International began its presence in the region by

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The Role Age Plays in the Talent Game

As e-commerce enters its second decade of maturity, a new generation of executives is entering the C-suite. Some of these professionals are self-made, having launched successful companies to become highly-visible 20- and-30-something CEOs. Others, prized for their digital fluency and new ways of thinking, are climbing the ranks in the fast track to the top.

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Big Ten Conference Taps Korn Ferry to Find New Commissioner

Korn Ferry will conduct the search for a new commissioner for the collegiate sports Big Ten Conference. Earlier this week it was announced that Jim Delany, who has held the commissioner role for 30 years, will step down when his contract expires at the end of June 2020. The search will be led by Jed

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Caldwell Finds Chief Credit Officer for OneMain Financial

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has recruited Dinesh Goyal as chief credit officer at OneMain Financial in New York. Paul Heller, managing partner of the firm’s global financial services practice, led the assignment along with partner Rich Perkey. In his new role, Mr. Goyal is responsible for managing credit, pricing, direct mail and digital marketing, and operational analytics. Mr. Goyal

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Raines International Appoints CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: New York-headquartered Raines International named COO Daniel R. Smith as its new president and CEO. Founder and current CEO Bruce R. Raines will continue with the firm as senior

IMD International Adds Member Firm In China

[IMD International Search Group has added GMPTALENT International in China as its newest member firm. GMPTALENT, founded in 2012 by David Wu, is a boutique executive search and HR advisory firm operating in Greater China and the Asia region from headquarters in Shanghai. The firm services clients in a number of industry sectors and specializes in recruiting

Companies Failing to Develop New Leaders

[Developing new leaders is critical for organizations to prosper in the years ahead, yet companies appear to be failing to do so according to a recent report by the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry. More than half of HR leaders polled said they rank leadership development as fair to very poor. The report also found that many

NorthWind Partners Recruits President and CEO for NCI

[Executive search firm NorthWind Partners has recruited Paul A. Dillahay as president and chief executive officer of NCI Inc. He succeeds Brian J. Clark, who resigned from the positions to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Dillahay is a seasoned executive and results-oriented leader with broad financial, operational and consulting experience and a proven track record of executing transformational change initiatives, developing leaders,

Post Acquisition, Monster Names New CEO

[Monster Worldwide, Inc., has appointed Mark Stoever as its new chief executive officer. He succeeds Tim Yates, who is departing Monster after serving as CEO for the last two years. Mr. Stoever, currently Monster’s president and chief operating officer, has served in increasingly senior roles since joining the company in 2005. Before being named COO in 2014, he held

Phillips Oppenheim Recruits YouthBuild USA CEO

[Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has placed John B. Valverde as chief executive officer of YouthBuild USA. He will take over the organization’s top post in January. Paul Spivey led the search. According to YouthBuild, the organization sought an incoming CEO with the vision and leadership to set a path for organizational growth and impact, building upon its track record of cultivating

Riviera Partners Expands Search Staff

[Executive search firm Riviera Partners has expanded its search staff with the addition of Jason Hann as its newest director. A recruiting industry veteran, Mr. Hann most recently served as chief executive officer of VonChurch, a global recruiting firm specializing in the digital entertainment industry. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Panoramic Solutions (now Genuent) and K2 Partnering Solutions. He

4 Ways to Build Talent Pipelines of the Future

[While strong job growth is a good sign for the U.S. economy as a whole, it presents certain challenges for employers and HR professionals. According to the just-released iCIMS ‘U.S. Hiring Trends’ report, employers are having difficulty attracting suitable candidates. Jobs are becoming harder to fill, requiring more time and money to hire best-fit talent. “In today’s tight

Battalia Winston Recruits CIO for The Andersons

[Executive search firm Battalia Winston has placed Anthony Lombardi as chief information officer of The Andersons, Inc. Terry Gallagher completed the assignment. The successful candidate was identified in 14 days, and the search was completed in 96 days. Mr. Lombardi most recently was vice president, global business services and chief information officer at Armstrong World Industries, a global leader in the design and

Hanover Search Group Acquires Opus Executive Search

[London-based Hanover Search Group (HSG) has acquired Opus Executive Search of Los Angeles, which will operate under Antony Pitt as U.S. managing director. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Opus has experience in the U.S. wealth management sector and will operate from both the East and West coasts. The newly merged operation will benefit

Strawn Arnold Recruits Chief Medical Officer for Osiris Therapeutics

[Life science and healthcare executive search firm Strawn Arnold & Associates has tapped R. Alberto Avendano, M.D., to serve as chief medical officer (CMO) of Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Avendano brings to Osiris expertise in medical education and communication, academic and industry clinical research, pharmacovigilance and regulatory affairs. In his role as CMO, Dr. Avendano will manage and

Kensington International Expands Recruiting Team

[Executive search firm Kensington International has named Daniel Feldkamp as executive vice president within the firm’s executive search division. Mr. Feldkamp’s focus is on senior level assignments for the firm’s clients in the manufacturing and industrial sectors. He also handles searches for the North American subsidiaries of European companies with a particular focus on clients from the

CEOs See More Value In Technology Than People

[CEOs face the challenge of making strategic decisions not only about where to invest now but also about where to lay the foundations for their organizations’ future success. That increasingly has required them to seek answers to critical questions about the future of work and about the role people may play in it. A new global

Brigham Hill Recruits Upper School Leader for National Cathedral School

[Executive search firm Brigham Hill Consultancy has placed Dr. Denise M. Brown-Allen into the joint roles of associate head of school and head of the upper school at National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. She succeeds Dr. Sarah Pelmas, who recently joined Winsor School in Boston as its head, an assignment also completed by Brigham Hill this past spring. The search

i4cp Names VP Talent Acquisition to Newly Formed Search Practice

[The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), a network of HR and business professionals focused on making high-performance organizations unique, has strengthened its staff with the addition of Kate Jackson as vice president of talent acquisition within its new executive search division. Ms. Jackson is a seasoned assessment and recruiting professional who brings a deep understanding of the nuances

hrQ Expands Into San Francisco, Atlanta and Philadelphia

[Executive search and professional services firm hrQ has recently opened new offices into San Francisco, Atlanta and Philadelphia with the additions of Pam Brown, Carrie Magee and Kelly Morello, respectively. The Bay Area Ms. Brown joins hrQ as VP / managing director of the firm’s San Francisco office. She joins the firm with over 15 years of experience

Russell Reynolds Recruits Houston Police Chief

[Russell Reynolds Associates has recruited Art Acevedo as the next chief of police for the city of Houston. He becomes the first Latino to take on the Houston police’s top post. Mayor Sylvester Turner made the official announcement last week. Chief Charles McClelland had announced his retirement after 39 years with the Houston Police Department. Stephen Newton, area manager for the

Egon Zehnder Offers 7 Steps to Improve Diversity

Many boards are now looking for concrete suggestions for making diversity an integrated part of their agenda. There is now broad consensus that having a diverse board, where directors are drawn from both genders and from an array of races and ethnicities, provides the breadth of perspective that is essential in today’s global dynamic environment. But

Spencer Stuart Tapped to Lead CFO Search for Entercom

[Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained by Entercom Communications Corp. to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Steve Fisher will be stepping down as executive vice president and CFO of the company effective in 90 days. “Steve has been an outstanding leader at Entercom, playing a major role in our success over the 18

AETHOS Recruits Chief Asset Merchant for Extended Stay America

[Executive search firm AETHOS Consulting Group has placed Jim Alderman as executive vice president and chief asset merchant at Extended Stay America and its subsidiary, ESH Hospitality, Inc. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Mr. Alderman will be responsible for executing the company’s previously-announced “ESA 2.0” asset merchant strategy, including development of its next-generation product through new construction

Norman Broadbent Names Interim Practice Leader

[U.K.-headquartered executive recruiter Norman Broadbent has named Angela Hickmore as managing director of Norman Broadbent Interim. Ms. Hickmore has over 25 years in the recruitment industry and an in-depth knowledge of the senior level interim management sector. She previously served as a partner with BrightPool, the sister company to Interim Partners, a specialist recruitment firm operating

Calibre One Adds Partner In San Francisco

[Executive search firm Calibre One has appointed Tom Crawford as a partner in its San Francisco office. Mr. Crawford specializes in the digital media, healthcare, financial services, and software industries and has placed numerous senior level candidates, including CEO, CIO, CTO and VP-level executives, into both publically traded and privately held organizations. He is the co-founder of OTG Partners, a

Building a Better Search Firm

When Julie Ford started Ventura Partners, she wanted to create a search firm that left behind the traditional approach that most executive recruiters employed. Her mission was to jettison the competition between partners and build an environment in which they worked together to best serve their clients. It wasn’t an outlook for everyone in a field that is slow to embrace change, but with

This Feeder Function Puts HR Leaders on Fast Track to CHRO

[In building Tower Consultants, Ltd. into a leading executive search boutique dedicated to human resources with an emphasis in the total rewards sector, Donna Friedman and Chris Rose never deviated from an original blueprint first laid out in 1988. As their specialized recruitment brand expanded, they both have remained true to its roots. Today, a significant portion of Tower Consultants’

Nolan Partners Leading GM Search for San Jose Earthquakes

[The San Jose Earthquakes has hired Nolan Partners, a leading sports dedicated search firm, to help identify the club’s next general manager. Technical director Chris Leitch is currently serving as the Quakes’ interim general manager. In late August, the Earthquakes announced that they had terminated long-serving GM John Doyle after the team made the playoffs only

B.E. Smith Tapped by St. Lawrence Health System to Find Chief Nursing Officer

[Healthcare-focused executive search firm B.E. Smith has been retained by St. Lawrence Health System to lead its search for a new chief nursing officer. Serving as a mentor for clinical leaders, the incoming CNO will be a servant leader and create a culture of accountability and transparency. The executive will be responsible for all activities and functions

ZRG Names Financial Services, Private Equity & Consumer Practices Managing Director

[Executive search firm ZRG Partners has named Sharon Stein as a managing director in its financial services, private equity and consumer recruiting practices. She will work from the firm’s New York office. Ms. Stein brings over 20 years of experience and has recruited leaders in general management, strategy, marketing and analytics. She has served clients across a broad

Cordia Resources Names Executive Search Director

[Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Cordia Resources (formerly Cordia Search) has tapped Marc Zeid to serve as an executive search director and a senior member of the firm’s management team. Based in Rockville, MD, he will be responsible for expanding Cordia Resources among the finance and accounting community. With over 20 years of experience helping clients find

MLB Ends Minority Hiring Partnership With Korn Ferry

[Korn Ferry‘s high profile alliance with Major League Baseball has come to an unceremonious end. On Friday, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who was recruited into his position by Korn Ferry, said his organization’s relationship with the world’s largest talent provider “really shifted.” As a result, the search firm has been sidelined in its efforts to

Heidrick & Struggles Replaces Culture Shaping Leader

[Heidrick & Struggles has said that Jim Hart will retire as head of its culture shaping division Senn Delaney. He will serve as a senior advisor to Heidrick’s leadership team at the beginning of the new year. Michael Marino will succeed Mr. Hart as president and CEO. “Jim has led the growth of the world’s first dedicated culture shaping firm

McDermott & Bull Places Chief People Officer at New Century Health

[Executive search firm McDermott & Bull has recruited Chris Casler as chief people officer at New Century Health. The assignment was conducted by principal consultants Bill Brewer and Scott Meyer, along with senior recruiting consultant Laurie Henderson. Mr. Casler spent the past nine years with Broadcom where he served as vice president of human resources supporting a $4.5

O’Neill Consulting Group Recruits Greater Providence YMCA Chief

[Executive search firm O’Neill Consulting Group has placed Steve O’Donnell as chief executive officer of the Greater Providence YMCA (GPYMCA). The search was co-led by Kevin O’Neill, founder and managing partner in Providence, and Doug Rosen, a partner in New York, together with the GPYMCA’s board of directors. Mr. O’Donnell joins the YMCA following a long and

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