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Job Growth Rebounds in June; Unemployment Rate Sits at 3.7 Percent

Employers added 224,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate stands at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase, the largest since January, topped the 162,000 forecast by economists. The June gain is the 105th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed currently stands at 6.0

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10 Benefits of Retaining an Executive Search Firm

Organizations typically use an executive search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. These three factors warrant the investment of bringing in a search firm. Executive search firms are in the business of finding high impact thought leaders who share the same principles, goals,

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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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How Today’s CHRO is Managing Disruption 

Successive waves of global disruption — political, social, demographic, technological — are compelling today’s CHROs to consider how they may safely bring their organizations, and specifically their people, through the turbulence. But that disruption also presents an opportunity for them to examine how, and how swiftly, their own roles must change. A new report from

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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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Development Guild DDI Seeks New Leader for Senior Community

Executive recruitment firm Development Guild DDI, which focuses on the non-profit sector, has been retained to find the next president and CEO for Sophia Snow Place, a senior living community in West Roxbury, MA. President William Weber is leading the assignment. The next leader of Sophia Snow Place will be expected to partner with the board

M&A

IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Denmark

Global search consortiums continue to add new members across the globe. The latest: IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) just added People Executive in Denmark as its newest member firm. “We are very excited to welcome People Executive into the IRC family. Based on our past experience we know that the partners will contribute much to our

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7 Reasons to Partner with a Recruitment Firm

Hiring talent is something that affects every business and every level of management. The ability to recruit great talent is key to the ultimate success, or failure, of a business. Certain roles, however, can be particularly difficult to fill. In those situations, it can be extremely valuable for an organization to partner with an outside

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Krauthamer & Associates Recruits CEO for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

Over the past year, a growing number of transportation companies have enlisted executive search firms to help them find senior talent. After a nationwide search, executive recruiting firm Krauthamer & Associates recently placed India Birdsong as general manager and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. She will succeed Joseph A. Calabrese, who stepped down from

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Kennedy Executive Search Names Financial Services Practice Leader

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has named Markus Unterberger as practice leader of financial services. In this role, he will structure and guide Kennedy’s services in recruitment for leadership roles in the financial services industry across North America, South America and Europe. Mr. Unterberger is a veteran in the financial

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Driving Greater Diversity in Recruitment

Diversity and inclusion is firmly on the boardroom agenda and companies are actively looking to improve equality in their recruiting practices. This is a trend that is not going away and which many companies are tackling head on, both internally and through their suppliers. As a result, executive search firms are addressing their role in

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Search Solution Executive Recruits CHRO for itelligence North America

Anyone with 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. The biggest shift has been in the CHRO’s progression from fighting for a seat at the table to playing a key role on the executive team. According

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Cowen Partners Launches New Office in Vancouver, WA

With demand for executive recruitment growing across the Pacific Northwest, executive search firm Cowen Partners recently opened an office in Vancouver, WA. Leading the new location is Ash Wendt, founding partner. “I’ve been a long-time resident of Vancouver and watching the tremendous growth in recent years has been exciting,” said Mr. Wendt. “We can’t wait

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The Best Ways to Foster a CEO / CHRO Relationship

The relationship between a CEO and CHRO is possibly the most unique in the corporate world. When fostered strategically, the dynamic between the person at the helm of the company and the head of HR can drive a business to greater heights. But a new report by John Doyle of Slayton Search Partners finds that

M&A

ZRG Partners Acquires London-Based Holker Watkin

ZRG Partners, a fast growing executive search firm, has continued its expansion with the acquisition of London-headquartered search firm Holker Watkin. The deal’s financial terms were undisclosed. The firm will operate as a ZRG company, focused on supporting client needs for senior-level strategy professionals on a retained and interim project basis. The transaction is expected

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AEGEUS Executive Search Tapped by Queensland Theatre to Find Next Executive Director

Sydney-headquartered AEGEUS Executive Search has been selected by Queensland Theatre to find its next artistic director. Sam Strong, who has held the role for four years, recently announced that he will be leaving the organization later this year. Managing director Tony Grierson is leading the assignment. “Queensland Theatre has been and will continue to be a

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4 Emerging Trends to Watch as 2019 Heads Into High Gear

If the second half of 2019 is anything like the first, business leaders are in for a wild ride. The geopolitical landscape remains as volatile as the stock market. Signs of an economic slowdown are emerging, making consumers and investors equally skittish. Organizations are still looking for ways to cut costs while ramping up investment

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Carrington & Carrington Seeks CFO for UPMC Community HealthChoices

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington is seeking the next chief financial officer for UPMC Community HealthChoices (CHC). Principal Marian H. Carrington is leading the assignment. In 2017, the search firm started a multi-year partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to help boost the healthcare giant’s diversity hiring at its most senior levels.

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Job Growth Rebounds in June; Unemployment Rate Sits at 3.7 Percent

Employers added 224,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate stands at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase, the largest since January, topped the 162,000 forecast by economists. The June gain is the 105th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed currently stands at 6.0

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10 Benefits of Retaining an Executive Search Firm

Organizations typically use an executive search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. These three factors warrant the investment of bringing in a search firm. Executive search firms are in the business of finding high impact thought leaders who share the same principles, goals,

Search Assignment

Diversified Search Places Two Women Directors at Jacobs

Although boards of directors are considered the backbones of organizations, director recruiting has grown markedly more challenging, say recruiters who conduct searches in that area. At the same time, many boards find that the supply of independent-minded “board experienced” directors – especially those who can add vital forms of specialized skills and expertise – is limited. Such candidates are

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Witt/Kieffer Tapped by Oregon State University to Find 15th President

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has been selected by Oregon State University (OSU) to lead in its search for its 15th president. Edward Ray, who has served as the school’s president since 2003, recently announced he is stepping down when his current five-year contract ends in 2020. Zachary Smith, senior partner and deputy managing partner for the firm’s

M&A

ZRG Partners Acquires Fiore Global Search

ZRG Partners, a fast growing executive search firm, has continued its expansion with the acquisition of certain assets of executive search firm Fiore Global Search. The deal’s financial terms were undisclosed. As part of the asset acquisition agreement, Adam Fiore, formerly the managing partner and CEO of Fiore Global Search, will be joining ZRG as a

People

N2Growth Names Chief Marketing Officer

N2Growth, a Philadelphia, PA-based management consulting and executive search firm, has added Dan Evans as chief marketing officer. A respected media and marketing professional, Mr. Evans has more than a decade of experience in helping strong brands create outstanding user experience. “Dan is an incredible marketing executive who understands how to engage the market across

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Herbert Mines Associates Recruits CEO for Sprouts Farmers Market

Following a nationwide search, New York-based executive recruiter Herbert Mines Associates recently placed Jack L. Sinclair as the new chief executive officer of Sprouts Farmers Market which is based in Phoenix, AZ. Amin Maredia stepped down last December to pursue other interests. President and COO Jim Nielsen and CFO Brad Lukow had been serving as interim co-CEOs while

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Odgers Berndtson Recruits CEO for American Association of Port Authorities

Global search firm Odgers Berndtson has placed Christopher Connor as the new CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). Long-time leader Kurt Nagle recently retired. Vice chairman and partner Tim McNamara is leading the assignment along with partner and practice leader Conrad Woody. “The association’s executive committee is pleased to have found an outstanding individual to

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Ventura Partners Places Tennis Head Coaches for Auburn and Yale

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has recently placed head coaches for women’s tennis at Auburn University and men’s tennis at Yale University. Leading the respective assignments were Chad Chatlos, partner, and Katy Young Staudt, managing director, in the firm’s sports and entertainment practice. Caroline Lilley, assistant head coach at the University of Kansas (KU), was

People

Charles Aris Appoints Practice Leader

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. recently expanded with the addition of Luis Tejada as its newest practice leader. Mr. Tejada will focus on recruiting A-level sales and marketing leaders on behalf of clients in the food and beverage industry. He brings an extensive background in shaping sales and marketing programs for a variety of organizations

M&A

NPAworldwide Adds 10 New Member Firms

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet 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. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 10 new member locations as it continues to

Launches

Finding Transformative Leaders Fueling Growth & Innovation at Wilton & Bain

In the early years after its founding in 2001, London-based Wilton & Bain was content to be a respected, tightly focused professional services executive search firm. With technology as its niche, it was a good business, everyone agreed, and profitable. Yet it was relatively small and geographically limited. Fast forward 18 years and behold a

Hireology Raises $27 Million in Funding

Hireology, a Chicago-based recruitment management platform for the automotive and healthcare sectors, has closed $27 million in series D financing led by Blue Cloud Ventures, with full participation from current investors Bain Capital Ventures and Baird Venture Partners, as well as Silicon Valley Bank. The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s growth in new

Koya Leadership Partners Seeks Chief Program Officer for Greenpeace USA

Executive recruitment firm Koya Leadership Partners, which specializes in serving non-profit organizations, has been chosen to find a chief program officer for Greenpeace USA. Managing director Nicole Kamaleson and principal Turner Delano are leading the assignment. Greenpeace USA is searching for a dynamic and fearless leader to join its senior management team as chief program

PearlCare Search Group Recruits CIO for Callen-Lorde Community Health Center

The chief information officer is considered among the most strategic roles within any organization, and for the healthcare sector the role is regarded as an especially critical asset. According to executive search consultants who specialize in recruiting them, the best CIOs have the power to dramatically differentiate a company’s offering in the market, while a

Heidrick & Struggles Opens Office in Ireland

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has opened a new office in Ireland and named Stafford Bagot as the partner in charge of the Dublin office. “For more than 65 years, we have been providing our clients with diversified solutions to help them build strong leadership teams globally,” said Krishnan Rajagopalan, president

NGS Global Expands in San Francisco and Singapore

Executive search firm NGS Global continues to grow, recently adding Louis La Rocca and BL Seah as partners in its San Francisco and Singapore offices. Mr. La Rocca has over 17 years of executive search experience and has recruited senior executives for private and public companies at every stage of growth, ranging from early stage to the

First Time CEO Appointments on the Rise

Each year, Spencer Stuart tracks CEO transitions among S&P 500 companies. These movements can be part of a planned succession or can arise unexpectedly, often the result of company performance or personal issues. In addition to cataloging the reasons for CEO departures the search firm examines information about the successors, including whether or not they are

Seven Qualities of a Perfect Candidate

It’s important to recruit executives that possess the right qualities to steer organizations through uncharted waters. The best leaders have a strong portfolio of future-oriented and change-ready skills that enable them to keep responding to fluctuating market demands. “We have had the opportunity to work on hundreds of searches over the years and during that time, we

ClearPath Solutions Finds CFO for Café Rio Mexican Grill

Irvine, CA-based executive search firm ClearPath Solutions has placed former BJ’s Restaurant executive Shea Bodet as the new CFO of restaurant chain Café Rio Mexican Grill. Recruiters Amy Wilson, Jessica Dyer and Jack Wilson led the assignment. “Shea is the perfect match for Cafe Rio,” said Ms. Dyer. “She brings a unique combination of technical expertise, leadership, partnership and

Diversified Search Recruits CEO for Baptist Health

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. Following a national talent hunt, Diversified Search recently placed Brett S. McClung as

City of Fresno Taps Teri Black & Company to Find Next Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting 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,

Stanton Chase Opens New Office in Raleigh

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Raleigh, NC. Kathleen Lehman Hajek, who joined the search firm last year, has been named managing director of the new office. In addition to serving companies in the Raleigh/Durham and greater Research Triangle Park area, Stanton Chase has a strong presence in

Why Trust is the Most Critical Ingredient to a Successful Search

Of all the elements that go into an executive search, the most important is trust, according to Price Harding, founding partner of CarterBaldwin Executive Search, in a new report. “Interestingly, there may not be anything in our lives that is more foundational to both business and personal relationships than trust and yet, for most of

Jorgenson Consulting Seeks CEO for Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting has been enlisted to find a new chief executive officer for the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) in Jacksonville, FL. Former CEO Aundra Wallace stepped down last fall to become president of JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development arm of JAX Chamber, the Jacksonville chamber of commerce. Brian Hughes, chief of staff for Jacksonville’s mayor,

Fogler Consulting Scores New Men’s Head Basketball Coach for UNLV

Universities have been increasingly turning to search firms to fill their top coaching vacancies. Executive search firm Fogler Consulting recently placed T.J. Otzelberger as the men’s head basketball coach for the University of Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV).  Mr. Otzelberger comes to UNLV from South Dakota State University (SDSU), where he compiled a record of 70-33 during his

Cejka Executive Search Names President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments in the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Cejka Executive Search named Paul Esselman as president. Mr. Esselman, who has served as the firm’s senior executive vice president and managing director since 2005, has more than 20 years of

Morgan Hunt Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, London-based search firm Morgan Hunt has appointed Darren Montagu as chief strategy officer. Mr. Montagu previously spent 27 years working for global recruiting firm Hays plc. His career at Hays saw him starting as a trainee recruiter,

Spencer Stuart Acquires Several Business Units of Aon

With culture shaping now seen as one of the most important drivers to achieve competitive advantage among companies, many search firms – including the global leaders as well as the boutiques – now offer some variation of it. It includes human capital management, business transformation strategy, leader engagement, talent optimization, organizational development, HR transformation, and leadership and

Myers McRae Finds 23rd President for Judson College

After a year-long national search, Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting recruited W. Mark Tew as the 23rd president of Judson College, a private Baptist women’s college in Marion, AL. He replaced David E. Potts, who served as president from 1990 until 2018. Emily Myers, CEO of the search firm, led the assignment. From the pool of

Crawfordconnect Seeks Executive Director for Autism, Neurodevelopmental Disorder Group

Executive search firm crawfordconnect has been retained to find a new executive director for Integrated Services for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ISAND), a Toronto-based non-profit organization. Consultant Liz Latimer is leading the assignment for the search firm. Working closely and reporting directly to the board of directors, ISAND’s executive director will be expected to build and

ManpowerGroup Posts Nine Percent Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of $5 billion, a decrease of nine percent from the same period a year ago. The results beat Wall Street expectations. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected $4.92 billion in revenues. Financial results in the quarter were also impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to foreign currencies compared to the prior year period. U.S. revenue fell 2.1 percent in the first quarter. Revenue also decreased 9.1

Kennedy Executive Search Adds Unterberger & Partner as Member Firm

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Unterberger & Partner, which has offices in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, as its newest member firm. This provides the organization with further access to the German-speaking markets in Europe. Established in 2007, Unterberger & Partner is led by industry veteran Markus Unterberger and operates

Recruiters Find New Ways to Add Value for Clients

Technology has changed the game in executive search, making it imperative for recruiters to find new ways of creating value for clients. “With platforms such as LinkedIn providing readily available information on candidates, we’ve seen a disintermediation in the industry,” said John Ellis, CEO of U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group, in a new report by Invenias,

Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Sports Recruiting Practice

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Jamie Crittenberger as a partner in its U.S. sports practice. He will be based in Washington, D.C. “We’re very excited to welcome Jamie to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “He’s a gold standard recruiter and has more than 20

Slone Partners Finds CEO for Epic Sciences

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Lloyd Sanders as the new CEO of Epic Sciences in San Diego, CA. He replaces Murali Prahalad, who stepped down after six years at the helm to pursue new opportunities. Dr. Prahalad has been appointed to Epic’s board of directors. Leslie Loveless, partner and CEO, led the search along with Kim

Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Myers Industries

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Myers Industries retained Hanold Associates to find its next CHRO. Partners Keri Gavin, Kile Hanold and Sonia Nagra are leading the assignment. “Reporting to Myers Industries’ CEO, David Banyard, the CHRO is a close strategic partner

Search Solution Group Promotes Three to Key Roles

Staffing and recruitment firm Search Solution Group has promoted three members of its team to key roles within the organization. Eric Fehr becomes vice president of operations. Josh Mangum was named senior director of corporate strategy. And Ashley Goldberg was chosen to lead the contract staffing group and was appointed president of the staffing division.

Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for the San Francisco 49ers

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 Alex Chang as chief marketing officer of the San Francisco 49ers. Managing director Diana Busino led the search along with recruiter Allie Crone. The 49ers wanted a proven marketing leader with a

Korn Ferry Lands CEO for Recording Academy

Following an extensive search, Korn Ferry has recruited Deborah Dugan, CEO of the non-profit AIDS organization RED, to succeed Neil Portnow as the Recording Academy’s president and CEO. The board now must approve her compensation package before the appointment becomes official. Reportedly, Ms. Dugan is expected to commence her new role in July. Ms. Dugan has been New York City-based RED’s CEO

Spencer Stuart Finds Board Members for MEDNAX Inc.

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Carlos A. Migoya and Michael A. Rucker to stand for election to the board of directors at MEDNAX Inc., a publicly traded health solutions partner specializing in neonatology, anesthesiology, radiology, maternal-fetal medicine, other pediatric services and management services. While conducting the searches, Spencer Stuart evaluated the board’s composition and identified additional director

Russell Reynolds Associates Adds Former BP HR Leader to Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives and other top corporate executives looking for a career change. Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates recently named veteran HR executive Helena Fyda as a consultant in the firm’s corporate officers’ practice. Based in Houston, Ms. Fyda will work closely with C-suite-level executives to help drive

EMA Partners Opens New Office in Colombia

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet 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. Recently, EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, strengthened its presence

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