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The Upskilling Deadlock to Continue in 2020

Research has revealed a paradox at the heart of current debates around upskilling. On the one hand, the vast majority of U.S. workers believe it’s imperative to train for and develop new skills in order to keep up with changes in the workplace.

Demand is Rising for Executive Recruiters . . . Here’s Why

It’s an all-out war for talent these days, according to recruiters and talent leaders, and that’s making demand for executive search firms stronger than ever.

Upbeat Hiring Plans Heading Into the New Year

U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain steady into the first 90 days of 2020.

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Coulter Partners Recruits CFO for Stilla Technologies

Life sciences-focused executive search firm Coulter Partners placed Khaled Bahi as the new CFO of Paris-based Stilla Technologies. Client partner Eskil Westh led the assignment. Mr. Bahi’s appointment comes at a time of rapid growth for the company, with the recent opening of a U.S. subsidiary headquartered in Beverly, MA, providing American customers with direct sales and

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DRG Search Seeks CEO, CFO for Non-Profit Citizen Advocates

DRG Search, which finds executives for the non-profit sector, has been enlisted to find both the next chief executive officer and chief financial officer for Citizen Advocates in Malone, NY. The client organization provides mental health, substance abuse, housing and vocational services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ami Abramson, DRG’s chief strategy officer,

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Solomon Page Opens New Office in Washington, D.C.

New York City-headquartered Solomon Page has opened a new office in Washington, D.C. The firm also expanded its legal services division with the addition of Jennifer Atlan as director of legal recruiting. Ms. Atlan is a licensed attorney and has over six years of experience in the recruiting industry. Her efforts will be concentrated on expanding

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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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Russell Reynolds Associates Names Canadian Operations Leader

Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has named Pascal Bécotte to lead its operations in Canada, which is comprised of three closely integrated offices: Calgary, Montreal and Toronto. In addition, the firm has added four new consultants to its Canada team to expand its support of evolving client needs. “We have been advising Canadian clients on talent and

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Michigan State and UMass Tap Isaacson, Miller to Find Chief Diversity Officers

The role of chief diversity officer is expanding at universities. It has become one of the most important positions for shaping the vision, culture and very face of institutions of higher learning from coast to coast. It is also increasingly becoming a cabinet-level job, with a broad range of responsibilities beyond that of most administrators. So

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Saenger Associates Fills Key Post for Gerber Childrenswear

After a nationwide search by executive search firm Saenger Associates, South Carolina-based baby products giant Gerber Childrenswear has a new head of distribution for the company’s massive worldwide distribution center in the Charleston area. Katherine Hayes took the lead on the search for the Los Angeles-based recruitment firm along with Gary L. Saenger. The assignment took just

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SearchWide Global Retained by VisitPittsburgh for CEO Search

VisitPittsburgh, the tourism promotion agency for Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, has retained executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global to find its next president and chief executive officer. Craig Davis, who led the agency for seven years, stepped down at the end of last year to take the job as president and CEO of VisitDallas. Mike Gamble, president and

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Bench International Opens Office in San Diego

Los Angeles-headquartered search firm Bench International has expanded with the opening of a new office in San Diego. This expansion is being co-led by Denise (DeeDee) DeMan, chairman and CEO, and Kim Mittemeyer, regional head, San Diego. Fueled by an increase in San Diego life science venture capital funding, Bench International is focused on making

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The Intersect Group Names CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Atlanta-based executive search firm The Intersect Group has appointed Edwin Miller as CEO. His appointment rounds out a series of strategic moves recently made to further position the firm for growth.

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Is the Workplace More Stressful Than Just Five Years Ago?

If you find yourself feeling nostalgic about a former job, there may be a good reason for it: A new Korn Ferry survey suggests that today’s workplace has become increasingly stressful compared to recent years past. Increased work demands, bad bosses and changes in leadership are creating an ever more stressful work environment for professionals. The report sought to determine

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Bespoke Partners Recruits CEO for Therapy Brands

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has placed Kimberly O’Loughlin as the new CEO of Therapy Brands in Birmingham, AL. She replaces Shegun Otulana effective immediately. “Therapy Brands has achieved incredible growth over a short time and it’s exciting to continue to build our talented executive team with a proven leader like Kimberly,” said Mr. Otulana.

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Museum Search & Reference Finds Senior Curator for Vero Beach Museum of Art

Executive search firm Museum Search & Reference has placed the new senior curator for the Vero Beach Museum of Art (VBMA) in Florida. Senior search consultant Dan Keegan led the assignment. Anke Van Wagenberg joins the museum from the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, outside of Washington, D.C., where she was chief curator. “Anke’s expertise and

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Ballinger | Leafblad Assists Hennepin Healthcare with CEO Search

Executive search firm Ballinger | Leafblad has assisted Minneapolis, MN-based health system Hennepin Healthcare in the recruitment of Jennifer DeCubellis as its new CEO. She replaces Jon Pryor who resigned last year. The assignment was led by co-founder Marcia Ballinger and principal Bob Schoenbaum. “We had a strong pool of candidates from across the nation to choose

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ZRG Partners Adds Recruiting Specialists Across Several Business Sectors

ZRG Partners has expanded with the addition of government, cyber and security industry specialist Pete Metzger as a senior advisor and managing director. Mr. Metzger’s executive search career extends over two decades, and has earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor to business and government leaders, said the search firm. He has a strong

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Five Strategies to Attract Top Talent in Today’s Market

With the nation’s economy churning on all cylinders and the labor market stretched thin, many companies are having to work harder to attract and retain the best talent. As CEO for nationwide life sciences search firm Slone Partners, Leslie Loveless can attest to the challenges clients face in attracting the right people for the biggest

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Acertitude Recruits Former GE CIO to Lead Global IT Strategy at DXC Technology

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited Chris Drumgoole as executive vice president and chief information officer for Tysons, VA-based DXC Technology. The search was led by Kevin O’Neill, founder and managing partner, supported by partner Geoffrey Votta. The assignment was completed in just 88 days. “Chris Drumgoole is an extraordinary technology executive and the DXC ecosystem is

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Coulter Partners Recruits CFO for Stilla Technologies

Life sciences-focused executive search firm Coulter Partners placed Khaled Bahi as the new CFO of Paris-based Stilla Technologies. Client partner Eskil Westh led the assignment. Mr. Bahi’s appointment comes at a time of rapid growth for the company, with the recent opening of a U.S. subsidiary headquartered in Beverly, MA, providing American customers with direct sales and

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DRG Search Seeks CEO, CFO for Non-Profit Citizen Advocates

DRG Search, which finds executives for the non-profit sector, has been enlisted to find both the next chief executive officer and chief financial officer for Citizen Advocates in Malone, NY. The client organization provides mental health, substance abuse, housing and vocational services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ami Abramson, DRG’s chief strategy officer,

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Jensen Partners Appoints Head of Europe

New York City-based Jensen Partners has expanded its global footprint with the addition of Peter Mayer as head of Europe. He will lead European efforts out of the firm’s London office and spearhead recruiting and assets under management growth advisory. “Peter is a veteran of the alternative investment industry, with a deep understanding of different strategies and asset

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Navigating the Insular World of Academic Recruiting

Confusion abounds in the marketplace regarding academic executive recruiting vs. corporate search work. Every search is unique, and each finds its own path. It’s possible, however, to draw some generalizations about the differences and similarities in search work, says Shawn M. Hartman, vice president and chief operating officer of Washington, D.C.-based Academic Search. “If you

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Herbert Mines Associates Assists CEC Entertainment in CEO Search

Retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has placed David McKillips as the new CEO of CEC Entertainment Inc., operators of Chuck E. Cheese. He replaces Tom Leverton, who recently resigned. “David is a proven executive with a lifetime of experience and success in the family entertainment industry, both domestically and around the world,” said

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Spencer Stuart Tapped by the National Council on Aging to Find CEO

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has retained Spencer Stuart to lead a national search for its next president and CEO. Current president and CEO James Firman announced late last year his plans to retire from the organization after 25 years of service. He will continue to lead NCOA until a successor has been appointed. Consultants Jennifer Heenan

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Human Resource Solutions Recruits CTO for Great Plains Communications

Golden, CO-based executive search firm Human Resource Solutions has placed Tony Thakur as chief technology officer for Great Plains Communications, Nebraska’s largest independent telecommunications company and a Grain Management portfolio company. The search was led by R. Woody Daroca. “It was important for me to understand and honor Tony’s respect and concern for his then current employer,” said

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Kingsley Gate Partners Adds Former Telecomm Executive to Lima Office

Kingsley Gate Partners has continued its recent expansion with Jose Revilla joining as a partner in its Lima, Peru office. Mr. Revilla brings to Kingsley Gate Partners over 20 years of experience in executive roles in multiple countries in Latin America and the U.S. in the information technology and telecommunications industry. His strong leadership and

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10 Leadership Qualities to Look for In Your Next Executive Search

Executive-level talent can have a huge impact on the success of an organization. These individuals affect the culture, performance and perception of every business. So it is that finding the right people to lead and represent your brand is the most significant decision any top leader, board or head of talent will make. Employers typically use

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Waldron Recruits CEO for Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Social sector focused executive search firm Waldron has placed Randall Kempner as the new chief executive officer of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation in Austin, TX. Principal Jeff Waldron is leading the assignment along with engagement manager Heather Mohler and administrative assistant Renée Sellers. Katherine Lorenz, granddaughter of the charity’s founders, has led the organization since 2011. She stepped

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m/Oppenheim Associates Seeks Leader for Youth UpRising

Non-profit executive search firm m/Oppenheim Associates has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for Youth UpRising, a community group that provides education, employment and wellness programs for at-risk youngsters in Oakland, CA. Founder Mark Oppenheim and principal Kevin Redick are leading the assignment for the San Francisco-based search firm. Youth

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The Loring Group Opens Doors

The executive search industry is being disrupted by the entrance of a multitude of new players offering advanced business models and new technologies. The latest: Veteran executive recruiter Steve Caliger has launched The Loring Group. Mr. Caliger has had a distinguished career as a sales leader and executive search consultant in the technology industry. He

University of Alaska Anchorage and UConn Tap WittKieffer to Find Chief Diversity Officers

The role of chief diversity officer is expanding at universities. It has become one of the most important positions for shaping the vision, culture and very face of institutions of higher learning from coast to coast. It is also increasingly becoming a cabinet-level job, with a broad range of responsibilities beyond that of most administrators.

The Bowdoin Group Recruits President for Mayo Clinic Platform

The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive search firm, has placed John Halamka as the new president of Mayo Clinic Platform, which is committed to elevating Mayo Clinic to a global leadership position within digital healthcare. He will start in his new role on Jan. 1. “Dr. Halamka has a proven track record of success in innovation

Ventura Partners Plays Key Role in Returning Head Football Coach to Rutgers

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has helped to bring Greg Schiano back to Rutgers University for a second stint as head football coach. Mr. Schiano led the Scarlet Knights to six bowl appearances during his previous tenure, from 2001 to 2011. Partner Chad Chatlos led the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Schiano left Rutgers in 2012

EMA Partners Opens Miami Office

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new office in Miami and named Mark Young as managing director to lead the new location. “We look forward to working with Mark and his team,” said Chris Pantelidis, EMA Partners regional chair, the Americas. “It is an exciting time as we expand

Despite Previous Promise, Fewer Women Hold Top CEO Roles

Despite growing calls for gender diversity, the number of women chief executive officers in the S&P 500 dropped by nearly 20 percent in 2018. At the same time, corporate America took decisive action against harassment: In the S&P 500, companies ousted five CEOs in 2018 due to #MeToo-related misconduct, representing more than 40 percent of

Odgers Berndtson Finds New Leader for Airports Council International – Latin America and Caribbean

Global search firm Odgers Berndtson has placed Rafael Echevarne as the new director general of Airports Council International – Latin America and Caribbean (ACI-LAC). He succeeds Javier Martinez who has successfully led the organization since 2010. Tim McNamara spearheaded the assignment “We have great expectations about the new drive that Rafael Echevarne will bring to our organization,” said

Pauly Group Recruits 11th President for Northwestern Michigan College

Academic search firm Pauly Group has recruited Nick Nissley to become the next president of Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) in Traverse City, MI. Current president Timothy J. Nelson will step down at the end of the year. Dr. Nissley was the first choice of five finalists for the position, out of a field of 67 applicants.

Tatum U.S. Appoints New Director of Executive Search

Tatum, an interim services and executive search firm, recently named John Coutts as director of executive search on the west coast.  This key leadership appointment underscores Tatum’s commitment to continued growth in the U.S. marketplace. Mr. Coutts is an experienced executive recruiter with a demonstrated history of working successfully with private and public companies both in

InterSearch Expands Presence in Spain and Portugal

InterSearch Worldwide, a global alliance of executive search companies with 90 offices in 50 countries, has added Euromanager to strengthen its presence in Spain and Portugal. “With this strategic alliance, Euromanager reinforces its international character by becoming part of a global network that has been operating in more than 70 markets for over three decades and has around 600 consultants in

Options Group Releases Annual Pay Data Report to Wall Street

Options Group has just released its 2019/2020 Global Financial Markets Overview and Compensation Report, long considered the ‘gold standard’ for pay data metrics among banks and investment banks. This year’s report, “The Intersection of Disruptive Technology and Geopolitical Protectionism,” is chock full of key industry analytics, including financial market overviews, compensation summaries, salient predictions and

Academic Search Called in by Simpson College to Recruit New President

Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search has been selected by Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa to find its next president. Search firm president Jay Lemons, senior consultant Wanda Bigham and associate consultant Penny Gibbons are leading the assignment. Jay Simmons is stepping down from the college’s top job, but will continue to serve in his current position until a successor

Waldron Tapped by Susan G. Komen Puget Sound to Find New Leader

Social sector focused executive search firm Waldron has been retained by the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound (Komen Puget Sound) to lead its search for a new executive director. Recruiting director Sarah Meyer is leading the assignment. Responsible for the success and sustainability of Komen Puget Sound, the new executive director will report to and work in close partnership

Stanton Chase Forms Global Partnership with Hofstede Insights

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has formed a global partnership with Hofstede Insights, a culture and strategy advisory & analytics organization. “I am pleased to announce this new memorandum of understanding between Stanton Chase and Hofstede Insights,” said Wassim Karkabi, global head of assessment and managing partner of the Stanton Chase Middle East and Greater China offices. “Our Middle East

Amrop Names Head Leadership Services for the Adriatic Region

Global recruiting organization Amrop expanded with the addition of Ksenija Štrekelj as leadership services manager for the Adriatic region. She will be based at Amrop Adria in Ljubljana. Ms. Štrekelj has a senior HR profile with proven background as a talent acquisition and development expert with extended knowledge of HR solutions. She has over 10 years

Harvard University Taps Isaacson, Miller to Find Chief Diversity Officer

The role of chief diversity officer is expanding at universities across the country. It has, in fact, become one of the most important positions for shaping the vision, culture and very face of institutions of higher learning from coast to coast. It is also increasingly becoming a cabinet-level job, with a broad range of responsibilities

University of California Picks Ventura Partners to Find Women’s Basketball Coach

Universities have been turning to search firms in droves to fill their top coaching vacancies. Just recently, the University of California, Riverside picked Ventura Partners to lead the search for its next women’s basketball head coach. Interim head coach Seyram Bell will lead the team through the 2019-20 season. She stepped in following the resignation of

Scion Executive Search Seeking Executive Director for Hill Country Conservancy

Austin, TX-based Hill Country Conservancy (HCC) has announced that founder and CEO George Cofer will retire from the organization next April. The organization has turned to non-profit sector specialists Scion Executive Search to find its next leader. Elissa Dumiak, senior executive recruiter, and Isaac Schild, managing partner, are leading the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Cofer’s tenure with HCC includes founding the non-profit in

McDermott + Bull Expands to San Francisco and Dallas

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has expanded with the addition of new offices San Francisco and Dallas. Within the last three years, the firm has broadened its reach throughout the U.S. and internationally, including the opening of offices in Canada and Europe. Linda Sierra, managing director in San Francisco, and Jeff Katon, managing director in Dallas,

Talengo Launches Mentoring Program

Madrid-headquartered executive search firm Talengo has created its own digital solution to develop mentoring programs. It is, for the moment, the first consulting firm in Spain that has an internal development tool to manage these types of programs. Talengo said that mentoring projects are one of the most successful instruments for the development of internal talent in that

SPMB Recruits CEO for Shutterfly

The private equity sector is witnessing an explosive bidding war for top leaders as portfolio companies expand their needs for C-suite talent. SPMB, an executive search firm that helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, recently placed Hilary Schneider as the new CEO of Shutterfly, which was acquired earlier this year by private equity firm Apollo

Koya Leadership Partners Assists Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in President Search

Alison P. Ranney and Alexandra N. Corvin of Koya Leadership Partners have teamed up to place George Washington University (GW) president emeritus Steven Knapp as the new president of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. “This is a significant opportunity to lead one of the most important cultural institutions in our country,” said Ms. Ranney. “Steve is such an accomplished and thoughtful leader, and a

Sterling Martin Associates Selected by the American Pharmacists Association to Find New Leader

Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruiting talent for associations and other non-profit organizations, has been called in by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) to find a new CEO. Spearheading the assignment are David S. Martin, managing partner; Leigh Beal, vice president of executive recruiting; and Manmeet Singh Fox, senior consultant. Earlier

Prestige Scientific Names Manufacturing Recruiting Leader

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 as they try to navigate a new world of work, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook report on life sciences. This will require a dramatic change in strategies for leadership,

IRC Global Appoints Global Technology Practice Group Leader

IRC Global Executive Search Partners has appointed Gurdeep Hora as the new global leader of the technology practice group. Currently, he is also IRC Asia-Pacific regional leader and managing director of IRC India. “While technology companies are experiencing huge disruptive challenges from emerging ideas and practices, we quietly help clients overcome issues through identifying leadership talent

DHR International Expands Advisory Services Unit, Names President

DHR International has expanded the offerings of Elevate Partners, its talent advisory business, to include six service areas focused on helping clients build strong and effective teams. The firm also appointed Christine Greybe as president of its advisory unit. She will manage the relaunch of Elevate Partners. Elevate Partners was originally launched in 2016 to provide leadership

Phillips Oppenheim Places Director for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Following an international search, executive recruiting firm Phillips Oppenheim has placed Bill Kramer as the new director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angles. Principal Sarah James led the assignment for the search firm. Kerry Brougher, the previous director, stepped down this summer. The museum has faced delays in opening as well as fundraising difficulties. “The

McCormack+Kristel and WB&B Recruit CEO for Lambda Legal

LGBTQ focused search firm McCormack+Kristel and WB&B, an executive recruitment firm focused on diversity and inclusion, have together led in the placement of Kevin Jennings as the new CEO of  New York-based Lambda Legal, a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public

Acertitude Opens Second Office in California

Executive search firm Acertitude has recently expanded with the opening of a new office in Irvine, CA. This is the firm’s second office in California. Already fully operational, the Irvine team offers the same suite of executive search and leadership consulting services to existing and new clients along the Pacific coast. “We’re excited about Acertitude’s continued growth into

The Management Recruitment Group Acquires PPA Global Search

Acquisitions continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. Recently, U.K.-based real estate and construction recruitment firm, The Management Recruitment Group (MRG), made its first international acquisition with expansion into the Asian market by purchasing PPA Global Search. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed

Why Executive Search is an Ideal First Career Choice for a New Generation

Too often, executive recruitment is a field that individuals fall into after starting their career in another sector. Their expertise, insights into leadership and knowledge of how systems in business or a particular industry work can be extremely valuable in working with search clients and in identifying and attracting top drawer candidates. Unlike many other

Herbert Mines Associates Finds New Board Members for Party City

Retail and consumer focused executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has placed John Frascotti and Jim Conroy as new members of the board of directors at Party City Holdco. “We are pleased to welcome John and Jim to our board and believe their backgrounds are a great addition to the broad experience of our existing board of

KEES Retained by Active Transportation Alliance to Find New Leader

The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms have

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