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Deerfield Associates Tapped by Bowdoin College to Find 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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HIEC Lands Leader to Head New Vienna Office

Global executive search firm H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) has hired Michael Baumann as managing partner of its new office in Vienna, Austria. The location is expected to strengthen HIEC’s established presence in Europe, and allow the firm to better support its global and local clients. Mr. Baumann brings significant search experience to the firm, having

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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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Career Transitions – How Do You Get Going?

Whether it’s planned or unplanned, a career transition can be a stressful experience for anyone. This is a time when senior executives need professional advice to make sure they’re heading in the right direction, whether that means networking with headhunters or seeking advice from a career coach. It’s too important to just leave this to

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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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Polachi Recruits CFO for iZotope

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. placed Tony Callini as the CFO of iZotope, a music-focused tech company. Charley Polachi spearheaded

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Gerard Daniels Appoints New Asia Pacific Senior Leader

Executive search firm Gerard Daniels, headquartered in Perth, Australia, has appointed Paul Pryde as the new practice leader for its oil, gas and energy activities. Mr. Pryde will lead the firm’s work across the Asia Pacific region. “It’s rare to find someone of Paul’s caliber who brings such a deep level of international expertise in

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Turnkey Search Recruits COO for the Minnesota Vikings

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Andrew Miller as the new chief operating officer of the Minnesota Vikings. His first day in the role will be September 1. Len Perna and Evan Kashan led the assignment. Mr.

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Odgers Berndtson Appoints Leader of U.S. Health Systems Team

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has named Maureen Ryan as a partner in its healthcare practice. She will lead the firm’s U.S. health systems team. A former international health systems executive, Ms. Ryan works with boards and executive teams to custom-build comprehensive talent strategies. She will also be a member

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Healthcare Recruiting Pioneer, Mike Kieffer, Dies at 76

Mike Kieffer, chairman of Quick Leonard Kieffer, passed away on Aug. 3. He was 76. Mr. Kieffer was a well-known pioneer and a legend in healthcare executive search, executive coaching, succession planning and governance consulting. His life’s work and successes influenced boards of directors and CEOs as well as healthcare executives. He had a particular

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How to Successfully Integrate Senior Talent

Recruiting and integrating senior talent is vital to any company’s success. Top talent stands to provide leadership, added revenue and greater market penetration. Yet integrating senior hires is not necessarily a simple endeavor. When a top-level hire fails to work out, the cost can be daunting—in terms of dollars and time lost as well as

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Koya Leadership Partners Leading CHRO Search for the University of New England

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Just recently, Tom Phillips and Charlotte Harris of Koya Leadership Partners were retained by the University of New England (UNE) to assist in its search for a new CHRO. The university, located in Biddeford, ME, seeks a collaborative

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Heidrick & Struggles Adds 18 Consultants to Executive Search and Consulting Units

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has added 18 new partners and principals to its executive search and Heidrick Consulting businesses in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. “We continue to expand our executive search and Heidrick Consulting businesses globally with consultants who bring diverse industry expertise and strong client relationships to the

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5 Lies That Recruiters Hear Everyday and How to Avoid Them

A top recruiter should be a trusted advisor in your job search. But this only works well when you, as the candidate, are honest about the facts concerning your career. A new report by Elizabeth Webster Felix of WinterWyman gives five of the most popular lies recruiters commonly hear — and why it’s important to

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Bridge Partners Lands CEO for the Denver Foundation

Janet Albert and Larry Griffin of Bridge Partners have recruited Javier Soto as the sixth president and CEO for the Denver Foundation, Colorado’s largest community foundation. The organization’s previous leader, Christine Marquez-Hudson, abruptly stepped down last summer. Former board chair and trustee Virginia Bayless had been serving as interim president. Mr. Soto is the president and CEO of the Miami

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Fisher Leadership Announces New Services

Australia-based executive search firm Fisher Leadership has announced that its founder and director Jo Fisher is joining forces with HR advisory and leadership specialist Michelle Loader of Advancity to expand the reach and services of the firm. Joining the well-established managing partners Liz Jones and Andrew Norton, are Gabriel Edwards of Engaging People to lead

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Spencer Stuart Recruits First Woman Leader for RBS

Financial services organizations, generally, are facing a new competitive landscape, regulatory challenges and a constant struggle to manage cost and efficiency. This requires strategic leaders – male and female – with a multidimensional skill-set. But there’s a big problem – in most countries, while women represent about half of the financial services industry – precious few

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AGB Search Seeking President for University of Nebraska

Washington, D.C.-based recruitment firm AGB Search has been enlisted to find the next president for the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Managing principal Roderick J. McDavis and consultants Sally Mason and Garry W. Owens are leading the assignment. President Hank Bounds, who has been president for four years, announced in March that he would be

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Standish Executive Search Opens Office to Serve Cannabis Sector Talent Needs

Legal marijuana is now a near $10 billion business in the U.S., which means it is only natural that recruiting firms will begin focusing on bringing talent to this booming sector. Providence, RI-headquartered Standish Executive Search recently opened a new office in Worcester, MA, and has started working with the growing cannabis industry to find senior leaders. Principals

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3 Ways AI Will Make Hiring Human Again

The future of talent acquisition has never been brighter. People are what makes every organization tick, and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are poised to make hiring the most people-centric it’s ever been. And truth be told, today the talent acquisition function in organizations is reactive. Talent professionals are not at fault. “Post and pray, go

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Cejka Executive Search Recruits CEO for KidsPeace

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. After an extensive nationwide hunt, Cejka Executive Search recently assisted in the search

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Talengo Launches Venture Capital Service; Elects President of Advisory Board

Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo has launched a line of services specializing in venture capital funds whose objective is “to help this sector to face the challenges posed by the need to focus on the talent of the management teams of your companies,” the firm notes. Talengo’s offer includes services that cover the three fundamental phases of the

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Moving Up in the Boardroom — Lessons From Female Board Chairs

The share of women appointed to public-company boards of directors has risen markedly in recent years, but in the U.S. and Europe, female chairs are still rare. At the end of 2018, only 30 female chairs were listed among the Fortune 500 and the FTSE 100 combined, though the overall shares of board seats held

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Benchmark Executive Search Finds CEO for CynergisTek

Benchmark Executive Search, a boutique provider of cybersecurity talent, has placed Caleb Barlow as chief executive officer of Austin, TX-based CynergisTek Inc. He succeeds retiring founder Mac McMillan, who will support Mr. Barlow in the execution of CynergisTek’s strategy through the remainder of 2019 and will remain a member of the board of directors. “I

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Signal Partners Names Retail and Consumer Practice Leader

Signal Partners, a Santa Monica, CA-based search firm serving private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, has appointed Patricia Muise as a partner and leader of its retail and consumer practice. “Pat’s superpower is helping PE sponsors and CEOs navigate the rapid innovation taking place in the consumer and retail sectors,” said Tim Smith, co-founder at Signal

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What You Need to Know About Hiring Millennials

There are roughly 73 million Millennials in the U.S. Born between 1980 and 1996, Millennials are the largest generation in the workforce, yet many employers struggle to attract and retain them. The U.S. now has more open jobs than job seekers, and the quit rate recently reached a 17-year high. In today’s tight labor market,

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Buffkin / Baker Seeks Chancellor for University of Mississippi

Executive recruitment firm Buffkin / Baker has been enlisted to find the next chancellor for the University of Mississippi. Managing partner Martin Baker is leading the assignment. The chancellor, who serves at the university’s chief executive officer, reports through the commissioner of higher education to the Mississippi board of trustees of state institutions of higher learning, the

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Jobble Raises $11 Million in Funding

Jobble, an on-demand marketplace and management platform that connects companies to the 60 million U.S. gig economy workers, has raised $11 million in new Series A funding, led by Vestigo Ventures and AXA Venture Partners with participation from Guardian Strategic Ventures and Harlem Capital Partners. Founded by Zack Smith and Corey Bober, Jobble connects gig workers in the U.S. seeking

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Hanold Associates Recruits CHRO for Domino’s Pizza

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Hanold Associates placed Lisa V. Price as the executive vice president and CHRO of Domino’s Pizza. Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm, led the assignment. He was joined by partners Keri Gavin,

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DRI Names Sports Practice Leader

The sports industry is thriving. With an estimated size of $539.7 billion in the U.S. alone, sports business jobs surrounding college athletic departments, professional sports leagues or other athletic franchises are in demand. Recently, Solon, OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) appointed Brett Wallace as director of its sports and entertainment practice. Mr. Wallace brings to Direct Recruiters 10

The Clark Partnership Teams Up With SoftBank On C-Suite Searches

Japanese multinational telecommunications and Internet company, SoftBank Corp., has turned to recruiting firm The Clark Partnership to help round out its senior level management team. The search firm is building out SoftBank’s new private equity investment firm, Vision Fund, in London. Co-founder and CEO Simon Clark is spearheading the relationship and search work for SoftBank. The Clark Partnership recently placed Simon

Carmichael Fisher Opens First U.S. Office

Executive search firm Carmichael Fisher has expanded into the U.S. with the opening of a new office in Los Angeles. The new location will be led by Justin Hobday, supported locally by two regional directors, new hire Kimberley Rice and Ciara Kelleher, who transfers from the fIrm’s EMEA headquarters in London. The Los Angeles outpost is the firm’s

McCormick Group Taps Technology Leader for Juniper Federal

Executive search firm The McCormick Group has recruited David Mihelcic as chief technology and strategy officer at Juniper Federal. Principal Tim Ward led the assignment. In his new role, Mr. Mihelcic will drive technological innovation and new product development for the company’s federal customers and across the entire organization. He will also provide counsel on infrastructure modernization programs that

TRANSEARCH Opens New Offices In Brazil

TRANSEARCH International is continuing its expansion with the opening of two new offices in Brazil located in Sao Paulo and Curitiba. Ricardo Du Pain, who will head up the Sao Paulo office, has 15 years of experience in professional services and specializes in the pharmaceutical, consumer goods and high tech industries. He has worked for several related organizations, including Monitor

Hiring Pace to Accelerate Heading Into Spring

U.S. employers expect the pace of hiring to pick up in the second quarter, with nearly 25 percent planning to add staff between April and June. According to the latest ‘Employment Outlook Survey,’ released today by ManpowerGroup, employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors expect headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates  the continued uncertain

When Stepping Back In a Career Becomes a Step Forward

Making a lateral career shift to a new job, or even moving slightly down the totem pole, is more common than might be expected. Those who closely follow the food industry saw an example of that recently when Greg Schlafer moved from president of Lamb Weston, a subsidiary of ConAgra Foods, to senior vice president

Lochlin Partners Lands Finance Leader for Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon

Executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Tracey Stevens as chief financial and administrative officer of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon. Managing partner Patrick Friel led the assignment. Ms. Stevens will serve as a key member of the senior leadership team, responsible for overseeing all financial and administrative functions within the organization. With 20 years of experience in leading

Allegis Partners Strengthens San Francisco Office

Executive search firm Allegis Partners has expanded with the addition of John K. Anderson in San Francisco as a managing director in the firm’s human resources practice. In his new role, he will specialize in identifying human resource executives to lead HR teams and functions at a variety of organizations. Mr. Anderson has more than 25 years

IRC Names Asia Pacific Leader

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has appointed Gurdeep S. Hora as Asia Pacific regional leader. Mr. Hora founded IRC India (Synergy Consultants) in 1989 and is considered an executive search pioneer in India. He assists in the leadership needs of Fortune 500 & top Indian companies across India, Middle East & Africa. Mr. Hora has worked

Uber Picks Heidrick & Struggles to Recruit No. 2 Executive

Uber has retained Heidrick & Struggles to lead its search for a COO to work alongside embattled CEO Travis Kalanick. The high profile assignment kicks off Uber’s effort to rehabilitate its bruised image after a string of controversies. The rideshare leader is seeking a seasoned executive, preferably female according to multiple sources, to help turn around a

AETHOS Places CFO at Red Lion Hotels

Executive search firm AETHOS Consulting Group has placed Douglas L. Ludwig as executive vice president, treasurer, and chief financial officer of Red Lion Hotels Corporation. James Bell, its former CFO, decided to leave Red Lion to pursue another professional venture. Managing director Ken Greger led the assignment. Mr. Ludwig most recently served as CFO of Baha Mar Resorts Limited for the past

Kingsley Gate Launches Global Financial Services Practice; Opens New Offices

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has launched a new practice serving the financial services industry. The effort will be led by two new senior partners, Mark Esposito and Paige Scott, who recently joined the firm. In addition, Kingsley Gate announced the opening of offices in New York and San Francisco to support the firm’s continued growth and

Boyden Names Global Consumer and Retail Practice Leader

Executive search firm Boyden has named Cornelia Tänzler as leader of its global consumer and retail practice. Ms. Tänzler, who is managing partner of Boyden Switzerland, brings extensive experience in the sector across Europe. She has built a prestigious client portfolio with many C-level and board searches having now been completed. Ms. Tänzler has specialized expertise in fast moving

Major, Lindsey & Africa Opens In Singapore

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has opened a new office in Singapore and added Ashish Raivadera to the partner practice group as head of private practice for South Asia. He will also lead operations in Singapore. In recent years, while working at ATR Associates Pte. Ltd., Mr. Raivadera focused on partner and counsel placements with international law

Unemployment Rate Dips Again As Job Growth Accelerates

Employers added 235,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. During the month, the number of workers unemployed also dropped to 7.5 million. February marked the 75th straight month of job growth in the U.S. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had expected the

Prosperity Found Among Recruiting Boutiques That Merge

One look at this year’s recruiting industry statistics reveals one clear trend line: double digit growth and expansion is taking place among the sector’s boutique specialists. As a group, they are far outpacing their Big Five rivals. Many have accomplished this by taking a page out of the big firms’ playbook, extending their brands into

Opportunity Resources Searching for Columbia Museum of Art Leader

Executive search firm Opportunity Resources has been selected by the Columbia Museum of Art (CMA) to find it a new executive director. The position’s current occupant, Karen Brosius, informed board members and staff late last year that she was leaving to become president of Careers Through Culinary Arts Program. Lynn Robertson, former executive director of the McKissick Museum at

Strategic Government Resources Retained by Arlington Police Department

The Arlington, TX police department has retained executive search firm Strategic Government Resources to find its new chief administrative officer (CAO). Senior vice president Tommy Ingram is leading the assignment. Candidates for the position should be exceptional leaders, capable of planning and directing personnel activities for the department’s technology program, accreditation, budget, grants, and internal affairs. The incoming executive

CDI Corp. Posts Revenue Losses

CDI Corp. / (NYSE:CDI) posted 2016 revenues of $864.4 million, a decline of 8.7 percent from revenues of $985.5 million the previous year. The company reported a loss of $31.6 million, or $1.66 per share. At MRINetwork, the company’s executive search subsidiary, revenue fell one percent from $53.1 million to $50.2 million. During the fourth quarter, CDI recorded revenues

Five Ways to Navigate Your Career In the C-Suite

Not surprisingly, CEOs are some of the oldest and longest-tenured corporate executives compared with other prominent C-suite roles, this according to new analysis just released by Korn Ferry. By contrast, the study found chief marketing and information officers sit at the other end of the spectrum and are the youngest and shortest-tenured top professionals in the

ZRG Partners Launches Orca Talent

Executive search firm ZRG Partners has named Mark Cusick to head up a new division at the firm called Orca Talent. As president, he will lead this growing sales optimization business, which is addressing the global problem of sales force hiring and productivity. Mr. Cusick brings a unique skill set to the role, having worked with global

EFL Associates Recruits CIO for the Colorado Retirement Association

Executive search firm EFL Associates has placed Amy C. McGarrity as chief investment officer of the $44 billion Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association. Ms. McGarrity has held investment positions in both the private and public sectors. Most recently, she was a global equities product specialist with William Blair & Company in Chicago. Before that, she was with the Colorado

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

DHR International has named Scott Sette as North American leader of the firm’s healthcare services & solutions practice. He joins Robin Singleton, who serves as the firm’s global healthcare group leader. Since joining DHR in 2014, Mr. Sette has been a leader in the practice, filling key executive level positions at prestigious healthcare organizations across the country, as

Why Tending Your Career Is a Lifelong Pursuit

It’s easy to get comfortable in your career, especially when all is going well. But James G. Ward, an executive coach, corporate consultant, and author of ‘New Directions,’ a newly published guide to career management, said that could be a big mistake. Gone are the days when someone might spend decades perhaps even an entire career, at a single company. And if any lessons were learned in

Vanderbloemen In Hunt for First United Methodist Church Youth Minister

Executive recruiting firm Vanderbloemen Search Group has been selected by First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro, AR to lead its quest to find a new youth minister. The organization is seeking an individual who is “devotional” and has strong leadership skills. Vanderbloemen has carved out a unique recruiting niche helping churches and ministries find mission-driven leaders.

Spencer Stuart Helping Fred’s Inc. Round Out Board of Directors

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has assisted Fred’s Inc. (Fred’s Pharmacy) in adding Christopher W. Bodine, Peter J. Bocian, and Michael K. Bloom to its board of directors. The directorship placements are part of an ongoing reconstitution process at Fred’s in which the board has been actively engaged, with the assistance of Spencer Stuart. Mr. Bodine brings to the

Buffkin / Baker Acquires MusicRowSearch

Executive search firm Buffkin / Baker has acquired Nashville, TN-based MusicRowSearch, an executive recruiting operation specializing in the entertainment industry, to expand its service lines and leverage future growth. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. MusicRowSearch will retain its name under the Buffkin / Baker brand. As part of the agreement, WHO KNEW —

Norman Broadbent Continues On With Expansion

U.K.-headquartered recruiter Norman Broadbent has announced a series of appointments across its executive search, senior interim management, solutions and research & insight teams. Neil Pilkington joins the firm’s TMT & digital practice to specialize in the CTO / CIO market. During his 20 year search career, Mr. Pilkington has handled assignments across insurance, construction, FMCG, retail,

Korn Ferry Posts Double Digit Revenue Gain

Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) has posted 2017 fiscal third quarter revenues of $381.9 million, an 11 percent increase compared to revenues of $344.2 million a year ago. Wall Street expected revenues of $382.3 million. The company’s growth was primarily driven by the acquisition of Hay Group. Executive search revenues at Korn Ferry were essentially flat at $152.8 million for the quarter.

Big Data & Analytics Sector Turning Into Big Business for Recruiters

IQ Workforce, a talent provider focused on the analytics space, has added Sharad Dabral as a managing director to further expand its search capabilities for analytics professionals. She will be based in New York and serve clients nationally. Ms. Dabral comes with a wealth of experience in the analytics area, having focused on placing executive level analytics

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