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Focus Search Partners Acquires Taylor Winfield
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Focus Search Partners Acquires Taylor Winfield

Focus Search Partners (FSP), the executive search division of talent solutions provider Vaco, has acquired the Dallas, TX-based recruiters Taylor Winfield. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. With the acquisition, FSP gains a team of professionals who all have enterprise operating experience across multiple industries, including Internet/ digital media, technology/ SaaS software, consumer/ retail/ food service and business

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How Job Seekers Can Cultivate a Social Media Presence and Win Big Opportunities

A growing number of employers are using social media and Internet searches to screen candidates before hiring, according to a recent poll. But that doesn’t mean job seekers should abandon their Facebook and Instagram accounts. Many of those doing the hiring, in fact, consider it a deal breaker if a prospect has no online presence,

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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). Rama is managing partner of EMA Partners UAE. He has 10 years of experience in executive search and serves concurrently as senior partner

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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

CTPartners’ Client Satisfaction Rate Up in Q1

CTPartners' quarterly Client Satisfaction Survey (CSS) results showed an overall client satisfaction rate of 91.4 percent, up 5.25 percent from 86.2 percent for the same quarter in 2014. Ninety-six percent of respondents said they would use CTPartners again for another critical search. “CTPartners is committed to providing a transparent search experience for our clients and

B.E. Smith Adds Healthcare Leader for Interim Business

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has added Byron Atkinson as vice president / leadership advisor for its interim leadership and advisory services division. A healthcare executive with more than 35 years of national and international senior leadership experience, Mr. Atkinson brings a track record in leading for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals, as well as academic medical centers

Diversified Search Recruits Provost for Samford University

Diversified Search has placed Dr. Mike Hardin as the new provost of Samford University. Dr. Hardin, who currently serves as the dean of business at the University of Alabama, will be joining Samford University in Birmingham beginning July 1st. The search was led by managing director Gene Head. Samford’s President Andrew Westmoreland stated: "In accepting

Ralph Andersen and Associates Chosen to Lead President Search

Executive recruiters Ralph Andersen and Associates has been selected by Santa Monica College (SMC) to lead its search for a new college superintendent/president. The decision came after hearing presentations by and interviewing representatives of Ralph Andersen & Associates and three other finalists: Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., Association of Community College Trustees, and Korn Ferry. "Ralph Andersen &

Direct Recruiters Expands Military Transition Practice

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has added Thomas M. Clark as director of military transition, military leadership excellence, and the firm's supply chain/logistics practice. Mr. Clark’s experience managing high growth, multi-division, multi-billion dollar businesses is a compliment to his military leadership experience. He is a former U.S Army Captain and Airborne Ranger that led

CDI Corp. Posts Q1 Revenue Dip

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI)a Philadelphia-based provider of IT-focused recruitment solutions, posted first quarter revenues of $257.5 million, a decrease of 6.8 percent from revenues of $276.3 million a year ago. The company reported a net gain of $0.5 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to earnings of $2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, last year.

Miller Mckenzie Creates Manufactured Joinery Division

Specialist executive search company Miller Mckenzie has created a manufactured joinery division in response to strength in the manufactured joinery industry. As part of its growth strategy in the timber & forest products sector, the firm will launch a dedicated manufactured joinery division which will allow senior consultant Denise Griffin to focus on providing a unique,

Egon Zehnder Heading Search for BBC Studios

Egon Zehnder is currently leading the search for a new executive to lead BBC Studios. Consultant Dom Loehnis is heading the assignment. The firm was used in 2012 to identify Mark Thompson’s replacement as BBC director general. BBC Studios and Post Production is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC, providing television studios, post production and

Monster Worldwide Posts Seven Percent Revenue Dip

Moster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $184 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015, a decline of seven percent from revenues of $194 million in the comparable quarter of 2014. Revenue from the company's Careers – North America operations decreased four percent year-over-year and revenue from Careers – International decreased 13 percent year-over-year

Pederson & Partners Grows in Moscow and Austria

Executive search firm Pederson & Partners has named Julie Desloges as a consultant in its Moscow office and Josef Buttinger as the country manager for Austria. Over the course of her professional career, Ms. Desloges gained experience in human resources consulting and management within major international companies in Russia and France. Prior to joining the firm,

Korn Ferry Adds Three New Consultants

Korn Ferry has added Caitlin Banks Iseler as a principal in the firm's technology practice, Nathalie Nassar as a senior partner in its leadership & talent consulting business and Dave Pearce as a senior client partner in the firm's global consumer practice. Ms. Iseler has advised clients on attracting, training, growing and retaining leaders. Earlier

Spencer Stuart Recruits General Counsel for Point72 Asset Management

Spencer Stuart has placed Kevin J. O’Connor as general counsel of Point72 Asset Management, L.P. Mr. O’Connor, most recently vice president for global ethics and compliance at United Technologies, served as the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut from 2002 to 2008. He then served as associate attorney general until 2009. In addition to his public service,

Hanold Associates Launches CHRO Search

Executive Search firm Hanold Associates has been selected by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) to lead its search to find a new chief human resources officer (CHRO). Reporting to the CEO, the CHRO will serve as a key member of RIC’s executive leadership team and will be accountable for all human resources activities and building

NPA Names Managing Director for EMEA

NPA, a worldwide recruiting network, has announced that Alfy Zidan of PureAudit Executive Search (Netherlands) has been appointed managing director of the EMEA region. Mr. Zidan will be responsible for activating the existing member recruitment firms while working with NPA staff to add additional member locations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Alfy Zidan’s

Raines International Fills Board Positions for MJHS

New York City-based Raines International Inc. has placed Brad Fluegel and Amir Kishon as new board members for Metropolitan Jewish Health System (MJHS). Mr. Fluegel is senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Walgreens. Mr. Kishon is the CEO of Wellness Layers. Rooted in Jewish values and traditions and consistent with the highest standard

Armstrong Craven Completes Management Buyout

Specialist executive search and intelligence consultancy, Armstrong Craven, has secured a £3.5m investment from ISIS Equity Partners (ISIS) to complete a management buyout. The deal, led by Armstrong Craven’s founder Sue Craven and Matthew Mellor (CEO) with Rachel Davis (COO), will establish the business as a separate entity from its former parent company Work Group

Eames Consulting Adds New Recruiter in the U.K.

Recruiting firm Eames Consulting Group has added Sara Kronenberg as a senior consultant within the U.K. risk management division. Ms. Kronenberg previously worked within the risk management division of Robert Walters and McGregor Boyall. She was most recently with Alexander Mann. She will focus specifically on the placement of permanent positions within credit risk management

DHR International Completes Colorcon EMEA Director Search

DHR International has completed the executive search for Colorcon’s new managing director for the EMEA region. The search for Colorcon’s managing director EMEA was conducted by Sue Rossiter, managing director of DHR International’s global life sciences practice in Europe. This position resulted from the promotion of Martti Hedman to global VP commercial operations at Colorcon.

Help Wanted: Forrester Research Seeks Head of Talent Acquisition

Forrester Research, the global research and advisory consultancy based in Cambridge, MA, is seeking a head of global talent acquisition. The position will report to chief people officer Lucia Luce Quinn. The proprietary research, data, custom consulting and events firm needs someone to further develop the Forrester employment brand to attract high-caliber candidates across its

The Cypress Group Fills VP Position for Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Rutherford, CA-headquartered executive search firm The Cypress Group has assisted Joseph Phelps Vineyards in the hiring of Sam Burton as its new vice president of operations. Mr. Phelps was previously the director, North Coast operations for Diageo Chateau & Estates. Before that he spent four years as a director with Constellation Wines US. Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Caldwell Partners Recruits COO for LTCG

Caldwell Partners has placed Rob Frederick as the new chief operating officer of LTCG. Jim Bethmann, managing partner and co-leader, TMT & IT services and information security practices, and Peter Reed, managing partner in the global insurance practice, led the assignment. Mr. Frederick comes to LTCG from Transamerica, a financial service company, providing insurance and

TalentRISE Partners With ConnectVETS

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based executive search firm, has partnered with ConnectVETS in an effort to help U.S. military veterans more effectively transition to the civilian workforce, enable employers to better connect with this experienced talent pool and, if applicable, meet the new regulations for veteran hiring. “Our clients are telling us that what works for recruiting a

Amrop Adds 10 New Partners Around the World

Amrop has added 10 new partners in Asia, EMEA and the U.S. Marcella Accorinti joins Amrop as a partner in Italy where she will work between Milan and Rome, focusing on the financial services sector. Ms. Accorinti began her search career in 2000 when she joined KPMG Executive Search as a principal, developing business in

Russell Reynolds Associates Heading CEO Search for RMA

Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected by the Rubber Manufacturers Association to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Current CEO Charles Cannon has announced that he will retire from his post. The position will be filled by late 2015. The Rubber Manufacturers Association is the national trade association for tire manufacturers

Antal International Opens New Offices

Global recruitment firm Antal International has opened seven new offices located in the Ivory Coast, France, Bulgaria, India and the U.K. Recently, the firm completed a comprehensive induction program for new managing partners to expand its services within the FCMG, digital marketing, hospitality, oil & gas, manufacturing and logistics sectors. Tony Goodwin, Antal Group CEO &

Boyden Grows Shanghai Office

Boyden has added Joyce Zhou to its Shanghai office as a partner in the firm’s global industrial and consumer/retail practices. Most recently, Ms. Zhou served as a partner of Odgers Berndtson’s industrial practice in China and as a member of the firm’s leadership services team in Asia. From 2006-2007, she served as a senior associate

The Canvas Search Group Opens Doors

Executive search firm The Canvas Search Group has been launched to serve the retail marketing sector, focusing on the acquisition of talent in the shopper experience niche. Owner and president of the new firm is Mark Seibel, whose background includes over 20 years of experience working with some of the most iconic brands in retail. The

Hilmar & Ross Places Sales VP at Keurig Green Mountain

Executive search firm Hilmar & Ross, LLC has placed Brian Vetter as vice president of sales-foodservice at Keurig Green Mountain. Ken Smuland, president and CEO of Hilmar & Ross, led the search. Mr. Vetter was previously the VP sales at White Wave Foods. As a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages, Keurig

RSA Grows in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has appointed Andreas Reimer and Ji Kwon to its operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). Mr. Reimer joins the firm's Frankfurt office as a senior consultant. He has been an executive search consultant in the sector since 1992 and prior to joining RSA

Goodwin Executive Search Places Talent Acquisition Director

Raleigh, NC-headquartered Goodwin Executive Search has recruited Michelle Hytry as director of global talent acquisition at Digital Reasoning Systems, Inc. Ms. Hytry joins the company from Asurion where she served as a senior manager, human resources business partner. Prior to that, she served in the Bay area as a leader of the HR department at Pivotal,

B.E. Smith Recruits CEO for West Holt Medical Services

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has placed Bradley Pfeifer as chief executive officer of West Holt Medical Services in Atkinson, NE. Formerly, Mr. Pfeifer served as marketing and business development manager at Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital in Omaha. “West Holt Medical Services was seeking a healthcare executive with a high sense of integrity and a leadership style

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