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Kumabe HR Finds Investment Officer for Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System

Following an extensive national search, executive search firm Kumabe HR has placed Elizabeth Burton as chief investment officer of the $16.3 billion Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System, Honolulu. Vijoy Chattergy, who served in the role since 2012, recently left the organization. “Ms. Burton is dynamic and highly regarded by her peers in the investment community,” said Catherine Chan, chair


Stanton Chase Adds Search Veteran in Chicago

Stanton Chase International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of veteran search consultant J. James O’Malley as managing director in its Chicago office. He will serve as a senior member of the professional services and financial services practice groups for Stanton Chase. “I am thrilled to welcome Jim to our team in Chicago, he

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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.


Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge Names C-Suite Advisory Services Leadership Team

Human capital management firm Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge (LHH Knightsbridge) has announced the expansion of its C-suite advisory services leadership team, including its International Center for Executive Options (ICEO) practice. “LHH Knightsbridge has some of the best human capital talent in Canada,” said Jim Mitchell, the firm’s president. “The newest additions to our senior team

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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?


Pure Search Names Technology Practice Leader for Singapore

London-based executive recruitment firm Pure Search has appointed Graham Skipworth to lead its technology practice across Singapore and South East Asia. Mr. Skipworth has over 12 years’ recruitment experience within the technology and digital space across the U.K. and Asia. Over the course of his career he has built and led teams, providing both permanent and contract recruitment

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Gerard Stewart Finds CEO for ettain group

Atlanta-based executive search firm Gerard Stewart has placed Trent Beekman as the new CEO of staffing firm ettain group. The company’s past CEO Jeff Harris has taken on the role of chairman. The assignment was led by the firm’s founder and managing partner, Lisa Maxwell. Previously, Mr. Beekman led Modis North America’s retail temporary staffing and permanent

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Armstrong McGuire & Associates Seeks President for Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Non-profit organization management firm Armstrong McGuire & Associates has been selected to find the next president for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation in Durham, NC. Senior advisor Beth Briggs is leading the assignment. The independent, charitable foundation seeks a visionary, strategic professional with proven management and leadership expertise, philanthropic knowledge


Ferguson Partners Names Vice Chairman

FPL Associates , a global professional services firm specializing in providing executive search, as well as leadership, compensation and management consulting solutions, has elected Jeffrey Hauswirth as its vice chairman based in its Toronto office. “As vice chairman, Jeff will serve in a number of key leadership roles for the firm,” said William J. Ferguson,


Space Executive Opens Office in Hong Kong

Singapore-headquartered recruitment agency Space Executive has opened a new office in Hong Kong. The firm has brought on veteran recruiter Nick Lambe as managing director to lead the new location. Space Executive will focus on growing its presence across investment banking, capital markets, private equity and funds in Hong Kong. The firm said that it

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Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Under Armour

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs, report recruiters focused on the space. Why is there such


10 Tips for Networking with an Executive Recruiter

Employers typically use a search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. All three factors warrant the investment of bringing in a search firm. But what about career-minded professionals? When should they turn to a recruiter and what’s the best way to network with

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CBS Taps Korn Ferry to Find Next CEO

CBS has retained the services of Korn Ferry as it begins its search for a new CEO to replace Les Moonves following sexual misconduct allegations. Joe Ianniello, the company’s chief operating officer, has assumed the role of president and acting CEO. The search is expected to take four to six weeks to produce a new leader. The

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Police Chief for Texas State University

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,


SmartRecruiters Launches Talent Sourcing Technology

Talent acquisition platform SmartRecruiters has launched a new talent sourcing and nurturing technology designed to help businesses proactively find and engage pre-qualified candidates while improving overall recruiting ROI. The single-platform candidate relationship management (CRM) and applicant tracking system (ATS), dubbed SmartCRM, is designed to eliminate the lag time from reactive recruiting, allowing organizations to save time


IRC Global Appoints New Agribusiness & Agriscience Practice Leaders

IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has named Patrick Westerburger as the new leader of its agribusiness & agriscience global practice team. He replaces Warren Carter (IRC USA – The QualiFind Group), who is now the Americas practice leader. Monicca Yan (IRC China and Singapore) has become the new Asia Pacific practice leader, and Marco M. Alemagna (IRC


The Top 3 Perks Most Workers Now Seek

Professionals want more choices about when and where they work, according to new research released by Robert Half. Flexible work schedules, a compressed workweek and the ability to telecommute are the most sought-after non-monetary perquisites the report found. While many companies offer flexible work schedules, however, fewer than one in five offer shorter workweeks or

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National Women’s History Museum Taps Koya Leadership Partners for CEO Search

The National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C., has enlisted Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners to assist in its search for a new CEO. The organization is seeking a strategic, innovative and engaging executive to provide leadership and direction and fulfill a vision to build a physical museum and expand impact

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Kumabe HR Finds Investment Officer for Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System

Following an extensive national search, executive search firm Kumabe HR has placed Elizabeth Burton as chief investment officer of the $16.3 billion Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System, Honolulu. Vijoy Chattergy, who served in the role since 2012, recently left the organization. “Ms. Burton is dynamic and highly regarded by her peers in the investment community,” said Catherine Chan, chair


Stanton Chase Adds Search Veteran in Chicago

Stanton Chase International has continued its recent expansion with the addition of veteran search consultant J. James O’Malley as managing director in its Chicago office. He will serve as a senior member of the professional services and financial services practice groups for Stanton Chase. “I am thrilled to welcome Jim to our team in Chicago, he


Molloy Associates Launches New Executive Search Division

Molloy Associates, a recruiting firm exclusively serving the equipment finance industry, has launched an executive search division. The newly formed unit will be led by Bill Purcell who joins the company as senior vice president and client partner. Mr. Purcell has more than 30 years of executive management experience in the equipment finance industry. He


How Collaboration and Diversity in the Workplace Promotes Innovation

Having the right talent, with the right skills, is the foundation of success for any business. Regardless of their size, companies are desperate for educated, highly skilled, knowledgeable employees who possess the skill-sets that will ensure the business remains viable and sustainable into the future. At the same time, however, companies must be committed to

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CarterBaldwin Lands Executive Director for Atlanta Land Trust

Atlanta-headquartered CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed former MARTA executive Amanda Rhein as executive director of the Atlanta Land Trust. Associate partner Derek Broyard led the assignment. “Amanda has the strategic leadership skills we need to take the Atlanta Land Trust’s delivery and stewardship of permanently affordable housing near the Atlanta BeltLine and other targeted communities to the next

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PFM Executive Search Places CEO at Fraser 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. A number of healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new leaders in recent months. Recently, Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search placed Victoria Lee as president and CEO of Fraser


Crenshaw Appoints President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: New York City-based recruiting firm Crenshaw Associates has named talent and workforce industry leader Margaret-Ann Cole as its new president. She will lead new product development, business development and service delivery. “Margaret-Ann is


Kennedy Executive Search Adds New Partner in Washington, D.C.

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Washington, D.C.-headquartered executive search firm TH Bender as its 15th member partner firm. The network now has offices in Amsterdam, Budapest, Copenhagen, Denver, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Milan, Monaco, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Vienna and Washington, D.C. TH Bender focuses on the executive


Big Impact on Hiring Expected from Mid-Term Election

As Americans prepare for the mid-term elections tomorrow, a new Korn Ferry survey reveals that executives expect the outcome to have a big impact on the workplace. Seventy-five percent of the executive respondents from across a wide range of industries say the outcomes will affect their company’s future hiring decisions, and nearly a quarter (23 percent) said the results

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Ignite Search Partners Finds CFO for Rockwell Medical

CFOs 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. Greenwich, Conn-based executive recruiting firm Ignite Search Partners recently recruited Angus Smith as the new chief financial officer of NASDAQ-traded Rockwell

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Ross & Company Recruits CEO at Cota Inc.

Executive search firm Ross & Company has placed Michael Doyle as president and CEO of Cota Inc., a real-world data and analytics company based in New York. “As we continue to scale and deliver on the promise of our technology, the addition of Mike Doyle to lead our team is a significant win for our partners, customers and oncology


Caldwell Adds Oil and Gas Recruiting Specialist in Houston

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell announced a major enhancement to its recruiting capabilities in the oil and gas sector with the addition of Kenneth Baillie as a partner in its industrial practice, based in Houston. “Kenny is one of the pre-eminent oil and gas executive search recruiters in the market today,” said Dave Winston, managing partner of Caldwell’s industrial practice. “He possesses a

The Rise of Counteroffers in Executive Search

The last thing any company official wants to hear is that one of their key executive leaders is resigning in favor of a better career opportunity. If the company is unprepared, making a counteroffer might seem like the only way to keep that executive and the best way to address the woes of a highly

The Katris Group Fills Board Seat for Interface

The Katris Group, an executive recruitment firm with offices in Sarasota, FL and Chicago, has placed Catherine M. Kilbane as a member of the board of directors at Nasdaq-traded Interface Inc., a global commercial flooring company and worldwide leader in sustainability. “Cathy brings a sophisticated view on acquisitions and integration. We will also benefit from

InveniasPartners Adds New Partner

InveniasPartners, a Chicago-based healthcare executive search and talent advisory services firm, has announced that Joseph E. Fournier is joining the firm as a partner. “We are delighted to welcome Joe to our team of consultants,” said Curt Lucas, managing partner and chairman of InveniasPartners. “Our firm is focused strictly on healthcare – it is a

To Expand the Pool of Diverse Candidates, Companies Must Rethink Risk

We are long past the point in which companies must be reminded about the importance of diversity within their senior ranks. The pendulum, in fact, has now swung the other way: Search firms are continually asked by clients to bring them diversity candidates — and, often, only diversity candidates. For recruiters, it is gratifying that

Diversified Search Lands Provost for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Executive search firm Diversified Search has placed former California State University executive Yi Li as the new provost and vice president of academic affairs at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. The nationwide search was led by Andrew Wheeler, managing director and practice leader of the firm’s education and non-profit practice, and senior

McCormick Group Finds CEO for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Following a national search, the McCormick Group, an Arlington, VA-based executive recruitment firm, has placed Julie Coons as the new president and CEO of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Jim Corcoran, who led the organization since 2010, recently stepped down from the role. The McCormick Group’s senior vice president Lyles Carr, managing principal Elizabeth

Texting Seen as Trendy Way to Keep In Touch with Candidates

Executive search consultants will tell you that developing and maintaining a positive and professional relationship with candidates is one of the main factors that contribute to their mutual success. Clear, concise and timely communication is key to developing that relationship. But what about texting? A new report by WinterWyman Executive Search’s Meghan McFee concludes that texting

R. William Funk & Associates Selected to Find President for Weber State University

As the new academic year gets underway, a number of universities across the country are looking to install new leaders. R.William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, was recently tapped by the Utah System of Higher Education to find a new president for Weber State University. Charles K. Wight stepped

Charles Aris Promotes Four Team Members

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. Just recently, Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. announced promotions for Jill Jitima, Ashlee Wagner, T.J. Deal and Joe Caporaso. Jill Jitima Ms. Jitima moves from the firm’s strategy & corporate development practice leader to vice president. In her new role, Ms.

How to Develop Candidate-Centric Recruiting Strategies

The recruiting world is changing. Candidates expect to engage where they live – on their mobile devices and through whatever channel they’re currently engaged with, from video to chat platforms to social media networks. But it’s not just about the channel; it’s about the approach. Candidates expect fast, personalized, one-on-one communication that mirrors authentic conversation.

Aspen Leadership Group Seeks Major Gifts Officer for Ithaca College

For non-profit organizations, major gift officers are among the most vital of roles. 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-profit everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of

Kittleman & Associates Seeks Leaders for Two Key Denver Non-Profits

Chicago-based executive search firm Kittleman & Associates has been selected to find new leaders for two consequential Denver non-profits, Conservation Colorado and Food Bank of the Rockies. Raylene Decatur, a principal with the recruitment firm, is spearheading both searches. Conservation Colorado, an environmental group, is seeking an executive director. The organization wants a leader who is passionate about

Demand Soars for Interim Executives to Help Side Step Talent Gaps

Strong demand for “solutions-savvy” interim executives and managers being hired within as little as 48 hours – and deployed to manage change and disruption – is the key trend in the interim sector according to the latest annual Watermark Interim Executive Survey. In the past 12 months, demand has spiked for interim leaders who can

Global Healthcare Services Lands CEO for Weatherford Rehab Hospital

Following a national search, Rocky River, OH-headquartered executive search firm Global Healthcare Services (GHS) has recruited Robert Ward as the new CEO of Weatherford Rehabilitation Hospital. Senior recruiter Tom Cavalli led the assignment. Weatherford Rehabilitation Hospital, based in Weatherford, TX, specializes in the care of complex medical and rehabilitative patients who have suffered a stroke, spinal cord injury,

Storbeck/Pimentel Seeks Provost for Colorado School of Mines

Executive search firms continue to reap the benefits of an active education sector, which many academic recruiters report has never been busier. Even smaller recruiting outfits have multiple assignments running concurrently, all at the senior levels. If any slowdown is coming, it most likely will be found at the talent identification stage. With so much

Three Keys to Successfully Integrating Senior Hires

Finding and successfully integrating the right talent is critical to success – but it’s no easy task. And losing a recent hire can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in time lost, damaged client relationships, misdirected personnel resources, recruiting costs and potential revenue. Inadequate preparation, pressure on a hire to gain traction quickly, slowed collaboration

Hardman Batchelor International Lands Executives for National Instruments Corp.

Austin, TX-based executive search firm Hardman Batchelor International has recently made two key placements for National Instruments Corp., a $1.29 billion developer and manufacturer of software and hardware products for scientists and engineers. Jim Ramsey is the company’s new vice president of Americas sales. And Paul Horton becomes vice president of global sales operations. The

Kingsley Gate Continues Global Expansion

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners continues its recent expansion with the addition of Magui Castro as senior partner. She will be based in the firm’s London office. Ms. Castro has a deep background in retained executive search, specializing in recruiting C-level executives across the consumer, retail and life sciences sectors. Prior to her career in search,

How to Meet the Talent Challenges of a Changing Digital Landscape

Every day we see examples of how the media, technology and digital industries are changing the way we live and work. Whether it is cloud storage for our photos, playlists for our music, friends who are “cutting the cord,” or retail chains going out of business, the world is changing rapidly. The implications for recruiting

Witt/Kieffer Promotes 14 Search Consultants

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the executive ladder within their respective firms. Witt/Kieffer recently announced 14 promotions across its expanding search practices. “This year has brought continued expansion for the firm, so that we may serve clients better in our markets in the U.S. and abroad,” said Andrew Chastain, president and CEO of Witt/Kieffer. “We are

Osprey Capital Acquires BoardProspects.com

Venture capital and private equity firm Osprey Capital has acquired Quincy, MA-based BoardProspects.com, an online boardroom community that provides individual and corporate-based members with corporate governance news, education and board recruitment solutions. “We are excited to have BoardProspects join the Osprey family,” said David Hoffmann, founder and chairman of Osprey Capital. Mr. Hoffmann is the founder

10 Reasons to Consider External Candidates

More companies have been looking outside for new leaders, an indication that hiring an outsider has become more of an intentional leadership choice than a necessity. Outsiders accounted for 22 percent of all CEOs brought in via a planned succession between 2012 and 2017, up from 14 percent in the 2005 to 2007 period, according

Phillips Oppenheim Seeking CEO for the Museum of the American Revolution

Boutique executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been chosen to find the next president and chief executive officer for Philadelphia’s newest museum, the Museum of the American Revolution. Mark J. Tarnacki and Adelaide K. Jones are leading the search. The museum’s previous leader, Michael C. Quinn, stepped down last March after six years of steering the

RSR Partners Names Head of Sports and Entertainment Leadership Practice

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has promoted Dany B. Berghoff to managing director. Mr. Berghoff, who took over as head of the firm’s global sport and entertainment leadership practice from Joe Bailey in May, will focus on working with clients across the sports, media and entertainment industries. He is also a member of the firm’s hospitality and leisure practice. Mr. Berghoff has

How to Best Balance Work and Summer Holiday Time

Nearly two-thirds of professionals (63 percent) say they have cut short vacations because of occupational demands and pressure to perform at work, according to a new Korn Ferry survey. The study also found that nearly three quarters (73 percent) said they would prefer a higher salary over more vacation days. According to the survey, staying in

City of Pasadena Taps Teri Black & Company for 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,

Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Venture Capital Recruiting Practice Leader

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named San Francisco-based partner Scott Atkinson to lead its venture capital practice. He succeeds Rebecca Foreman Janjic, who earlier this year was appointed the global practice managing partner for the firm’s global technology and services practice. “Heidrick & Struggles has a rich and deep history working with venture

Using Artificial Intelligence for Making Unbiased Hires

While diversity and inclusion initiatives have become a “must-have” for 21st century employers, actually making them work depends on having a clear plan and framework that resonates with diverse talent and aligns with overall business goals. “Whether it is speaking at a conference, or consulting to help develop strategies that align their talent functions with

Odgers Berndtson Continues U.S. Expansion

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Nicole Phillips as a partner in the firm’s retail and consumer practices. She will be based in the New York City office. “We’re delighted to have Nicole with us,” said Diane Lavietes, head of Odgers Berndtson’s retail and consumer practices in the U.S. “As we

PFM Executive Search Lands Chief Development Officer for Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Cynthia Kinsella as chief development officer of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS). “With Cynthia’s proven success of mentoring effective teams and implementing process improvements throughout her career, she will be a valued member of GVFBS’s executive team,” PFM said. Ms. Kinsella has had a 28-year career in

How to Attract and Retain Top Talent

When it comes to successful hiring and retention, pay rules, according to Adecco’s “2018 U.S. Workforce Report: Attracting Talent and Retaining Employees.” The report, which surveyed over 1,000 American workers from coast to coast, said that remuneration is easily the most important job factor. Employees told Adecco that their top job factors were: salary/wages (42

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