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Human Capital Report Sheds New Light on Worker Potential, Income Inequality

Nations around the world are fostering inequality by failing to develop people’s talents, according to the World Economic Forum’s recently released ‘Human Capital Report 2017.’ A lack of opportunities and access to quality work, the report said, is hindering both individuals and entire countries. “Efforts to fully realize people’s economic potential – in countries at

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The Chason Group Tapped by Augusta Economic Development Authority

Executive search firm Chason Group has been selected by the Augusta Economic Development Authority (AEDA) to lead the search for its next president. Tim Chason, the recruiter’s president, is spearheading the assignment. Walter Sprouse, who has led the authority since 2003, recently announced that he is stepping down effective Dec. 31. The president is considered the CEO

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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.

True Talent Advisory taps Korhan Kivanc CFO
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True Talent Advisory Taps Former Heidrick Veteran as CFO

True Talent Advisory, a global platform for innovative human capital products and services, has named former Heidrick & Struggles veteran Korhan Kivanc as its new chief financial officer. Mr. Kivanc will oversee the financial strategy and operational efficiency of True Talent Advisory’s portfolio of companies including executive search firm True; leadership development products and services firm Synthesis; talent relationship

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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?

AltoPartners Adds Talent Search Lisbon
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AltoPartners Adds New Member Firm in Lisbon

AltoPartners, an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added Lisbon, Portugal-based executive search firm Talent Search as its newest member firm. The organization now has 59 offices in 37 countries. Talent Search, which has an additional office in Luanda, Angola, was founded and is led by José Caetano Silva. He has over

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Three Trends That Will Shape the Future of Talent

The potential for job losses due to advances in technology is not a new concern among the global workforce. But over the past few years, fears of technology-driven job losses have emerged with advances in “smart automation” – the combination of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and other digital technologies. The impact of innovation is already

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DHR Places Chief Trust Officer at BMO Private Bank

DHR International has recruited former Fifth Third Bank executive Amy Griman as chief trust officer of BMO Private Bank in Chicago. Leading the search was Carol Hartman, the search firm’s managing partner of financial services North America, along with partner Melissa Hatfield. “BMO Private Bank was seeking a leader who could create a culture of growth and

Lochlin Partners Chief John L. Holden U.S.-China Strong Foundation 
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Lochlin Partners Finds Chief for U.S.-China Strong Foundation 

The U.S.-China Strong Foundation, a global non-profit committed to strengthening U.S.-China ties, has named John L. Holden as CEO. The organization enlisted the services of executive search firm Lochlin Partners to find him. He replaces Eugene Huang, who served as acting CEO since January. Lochlin’s managing partner Liza Wright led the assignment. “The U.S.-China Strong Foundation board was searching

Leadership Capital Group Adds Jennifer Rosenthal
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Leadership Capital Group Adds Veteran Search Consultant

Westport, Conn-based executive search firm Leadership Capital Group has expanded with the addition of Jennifer Rosenthal as a partner. With 25 years of executive search and human capital experience, Ms. Rosenthal is an expert in talent acquisition and assessment, management development and organization design. The firm described Jennifer as experienced at and passionate about helping management and

Agilium Worldwide Expands Norway
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Agilium Worldwide Expands Into Norway

Global recruiting consortiums continue to take advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Among them, Agilium Worldwide Norway AS has recently been established in Drammen, Norway. Jon Steen has joined the group and will serve as managing partner of the new location. The new operation will focus on four talent areas: executive (recruitment of board of

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York Picks Two Search Firms to Find Next President

After eight years in the job, William C. Dudley will be retiring early in 2018 from his post as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York – one of the most high profile positions in the U.S. Federal Reserve System. In an unusual matchup, recruitment firms Spencer Stuart and Bridge Partners

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Alford Executive Search Finds New Leader for the Illinois Library Association

Alford Executive Search recently placed Diane Foote as the executive director of the Illinois Library Association (ILA). Her predecessor, Robert P. Doyle, is retiring after 20 years in the role. “Diane emerged early as a top candidate in a pool of highly qualified professionals in the library, association and general non-profit arenas,” said Heather Eddy, president

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E.A. Hughes Names Head of Los Angeles Office

Executive search firm E.A. Hughes & Co. has appointed Bob Marchant as vice president and director of its Los Angeles office. “Patience pays off, and after knowing of Bob and his unique consultative abilities for many years I am very happy that he decided to join the E.A. Hughes family,” said Elaine Hughes, CEO of E.A. Hughes

Heidrick & Struggles International Dominique Hansen head investment management Renee Neri head asset manageme
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Heidrick & Struggles Names New Leadership in the Americas

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named new leadership in the Americas with the appointments of Dominique Hansen as head of investment management and Renee Neri as head of asset management. Based in the Toronto office, Ms. Hansen will also serve as head of the firm’s CEO and board of directors practice

Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates Merge
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Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates Merge

Orthopedic and spine-focused executive search firm Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates have merged. The firms’ founders, Matt Woods and Gavin Crowther, look to bring enhanced executive search and recruitment solution for their clients. The collaboration of the U.K.-based operations brings together 33 years’ experience in executive search, and 18 years’ experience in the medical device industry in sales

Marlin Hawk Winning Strategy Finding Transformational Leaders
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Marlin Hawk Builds Winning Strategy on Finding Transformational Leaders

Six years ago, London-based Marlin Hawk sent Mark Oppenheimer, then just 27, to New York to establish an across-the-pond outpost for the enterprising leadership advisory firm. He had four years of experience as a researcher and the faith and support of his bosses back home. But when he stepped off the plane in America, Mr.

DRG Executive Search Seeks Development Officer for Shatterproof
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DRG Executive Search Seeks Development Officer for Shatterproof

DRG Executive Search has been retained by Shatterproof, an addiction prevention non-profit, to lead its search for a new chief development officer (CDO). DRG managing partner David Hinsley Cheng is leading the search along with senior consultant Carmel Napolitano. Reporting to the CEO, the CDO is a newly created role charged with developing and executing Shatterproof’s

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Sterling Martin Associates Places New Leaders at Denver-Based Non-Profits

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

Lucas Group Managing Director Legal Practice Carolyn Aberman
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Lucas Group Names Managing Director of Legal Practice

Executive search firm Lucas Group has strengthened its Chicago-based legal practice with the addition of Carolyn Aberman as its new managing partner for legal recruitment. “With two decades of combined experience as a practicing lawyer and successful legal recruiter, Carolyn Aberman has a deep understanding of Chicago’s legal marketplace,” said Steven Lynch, GM legal at Lucas Group. “Aberman’s

Alexander Hughes Evan Tolstoj Hansen head Nordic region Nicolas Musy managing partner Greater China
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Alexander Hughes Names New Leaders in Nordic and Greater China Regions

Paris-headquartered search firm Alexander Hughes has named Evan Tolstoj Hansen as head of the Nordic region and Nicolas Musy as managing partner for Greater China. With the strong and still growing economy in Northern Europe and in particular in the Nordic countries, the demand for top-level talent acquisition is strong and growing. To meet these

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Hiring Executives to Increase Investment in Diversity Programs

 New efforts toward improving diversity are on their way over the coming year, according to a new report by Glassdoor. One in three (35 percent) hiring decision-makers expect to increase investment in diversity and inclusion and only three percent expect it to decrease. The remainder said they have no plans to change. The report, which

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Kittleman & Associates Leading CEO Search for National Basketball Retired Players Association

Chicago-based executive search firm Kittleman & Associates has been retained by the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) to find a new CEO. Principal Megan Lewis is leading the assignment for Kittleman. The organization is seeking a proven leader with a career in a similarly sized or larger national association who can help chart a path forward with

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ADK Consulting & Executive Search Seeks New Leader for Louisville International Airport

ADK Consulting & Executive Search has been retained by Louisville International Airport to lead its search for a new executive director. The executive director serves as the top aviation/airport executive in the airport system. The incumbent directs the overall management of the airport system, typically including its capital, real property, human resources and other assets, according to

Lancor New York Office Leader Scott Estill
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Lancor Names New York Office Leader

Executive search firm Lancor has added veteran recruiter Scott M. Estill to manage its New York City office and lead its global advisory practice. Mr. Estill, who retains the title of partner, will play a key role in the firm’s well-established private equity-focused recruiting practice while building Lancor’s new advisory business. He will also co-lead the North

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AIMS International Adds New Member Firm in Africa

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. AIMS International recently added Excellia Capital Humain in Tunisia, Africa as its newest

Generation Z Will Impact Future Workforce
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How Generation Z Will Impact the Future Workforce

Generation Z. It is the first generation to know only a digital world. Its members grew up playing on their parents’ mobile devices, and many had their own smartphone as early as elementary school. Millennials might have been the youngest generation to navigate their way through mobile technology, but those from Gen Z have come

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Caldwell Partners Posts Flat Revenue Growth

Caldwell Partners International has posted fourth quarter revenues of $15.8 million (Canadian), up .5 percent. Full year revenues fell 1.6 percent, from $58.7 million to $57.8 million. The search firm had a slightly lower average number of partners at 37.5 compared to 38 in the prior year. And a lower average fee per assignment was partially

Lois L. Lindauer Searches Major Gifts Officer ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts
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Lois L. Lindauer Searches Seeking Major Gifts Officer for ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Massachusetts has retained Boston-based recruitment firm Lois L. Lindauer Searches to spearhead its hunt for a new major gifts officer. Vice president Maureen Huminik is leading the assignment. This is an opportunity for a seasoned development professional to join a highly-respected organization in which development plays a critical role. Lois

The Nicoll Curtin Group Acquires BeecherMadden
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The Nicoll Curtin Group Acquires BeecherMadden

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. Just recently, fintech and change recruitment agency The Nicoll Curtin Group acquired cybersecurity recruitment firm BeecherMadden. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. BeecherMadden focuses on executive level searches for the corporate governance, resilience and security, and digital and niche technology markets. Founded by CEO

JBK Associates International Celebrates 12 Year Anniversary

JBK Associates International is celebrating its 12th year in business this month. The executive search firm was founded in 2003 by Julie B. Kampf and specializes in bringing diverse senior-level leadership to small, mid-cap and multinational organizations within healthcare, life sciences, consumer products, retail and luxury, financial services, legal, not-for-profit and industrial manufacturing. The firm is

Greythorn Names Head of U.K. and Ireland Operations

Specialist technology recruiters Greythorn has appointed Garie Dale as director, leading the firm’s U.K. and Irish operations. An experienced IT and specialist recruitment consultancy director, Mr. Dale joins with over 14 years’ director/senior level experience gained within the permanent, interim and executive search markets across the U.K., EMEA and the U.S. He progressed from consultant to

ChampionScott Adds Managing Director in Boston

ChampionScott Partners has named Roy King as a managing director in its Boston office. Mr. King brings with him extensive technology, business and strategic consulting experience developed over his 30 year career. His experience encompasses leading businesses through significant growth and transformation while working closely with boards, HR communities, and leadership teams as well as

Argyll Scott Names Head of Dubai Office

Executive recruiters Argyll Scott has named Adam Cole as managing director of its Dubai office. In his new role, Mr. Cole will further build Argyll Scott’s brand presence across the region with his particular focus on senior level mandates within the consumer and retail industries. He joins Argyll Scott from PageGroup, where his most recent role

Five CTPartners Recruiters Depart for Rival Firms

In the wake of the resignation of its CEO, Brian Sullivan, seven weeks ago, CTPartners has seen at least 20 of its top performers head to rivals. While most of the departures have been in the company’s U.S. business, defections are now taking place in its overseas locations, from Europe to Asia: Florence Magne, a nine-year

R.H. Perry & Associates Heading President Search

Search firm R.H. Perry & Associates (RHPA) has been selected by Sussex County Community College to assist in its search for a new president. Current president, Paul Mazur, is leaving at the end of the spring semester. Sussex County Community College is an accredited, co-educational, two-year, public community college located on a 167-acre campus Newton in

Burtch Works Places Chief Analytics Officer at Horizon Media

Executive search firm Burtch Works has placed Rick Watrall as chief analytics officer of Horizon Media. Most recently, Mr. Watrall was senior partner at Hudson River Group where he was responsible for marketing analysis and software applications for strategic and tactical marketing planning as well as ROI optimization. Horizon Media is one of the largest privately

PRAXI ALLIANCE Adds Moscow-Based HPI Management Services

PRAXI ALLIANCE has added Moscow-based HPI Management Services to its global network. Managing partners Olga Nikolova and Stanislav Kirillov have specialist experience in the industrial, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. “Olga and Stanislav have operated successfully for nearly 20 years in a very complex and critical world economy,” said Fabio Ciarapica, PRAXI ALLIANCE network director. “We are

Greenwood/Asher Heading President Search

Executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates is heading the search for a new president for Chattanooga State Community College. Former Chattanooga State president Jim Catanzaro led the campus for 24 years before retiring at the end of December. Chattanooga State is a public, comprehensive community college. The college is a member of the Tennessee Board

Nesbit Partners Recruits VP of Human Resources for Connexions Loyalty

Executive recruiters Nesbit Partners, Inc. has placed Adam Orlan as vice president of human resources at Connexions Loyalty. The search was conducted by Bob Nesbit, managing partner. Mr. Orlan was formerly head of organization change management at capital one. Connexions Loyalty helps organizations motivate, reward and retain their customers, employees and partners. Nesbit Partners is a

SPMB Promotes Partner

SPMB, formerly known as Schweichler Price Mullarkey and Barry, a technology-focused executive search firm, has promoted Nicole North to partner. Ms. North has been an executive search consultant in the consumer industry since 2004. She specializes in recruiting C-level executives across all functions for category leading and defining companies in ecommerce, digital media, consumer electronics,

IRC Global Executive Search Adds Member Firm in Hungary

Budapest-headquartered BM Recruitment has joined IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) as its newest partner firm. Serving clients in Hungary since 2007, BM Recruitment serves the production/manufacturing, construction/real estate, finance/accounting, diagnostic and legal industries. Barbara Vincze serves as managing director of the firm. “Over the past years Hungary has been attracting manufacturing business in a broad

RSA Adds Two Consultants to U.K. Search Team

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has added Agata Grzeszczuk and Andy Theodorou to its U.K. executive search team as consultants. Ms. Grzeszczuk brings 10 years’ experience in executive search consultancy gained in a variety of sectors. She previously served as a senior search consultant at Sharpstream Life Sciences in

Greenwood/Asher & Associates Heading President Search for Chattanooga State

Executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates is heading the search for a new president for Chattanooga State Community College. Former Chattanooga State president Jim Catanzaro led the campus for 24 years before retiring at the end of December. Chattanooga State is a public, comprehensive community college. The college is a member of the Tennessee Board of

Nesbit Partners Recruits VP of Human Resources for Connexions Loyalty

Executive recruiters Nesbit Partners, Inc. has placed Adam Orlan as vice president of human resources at Connexions Loyalty. The search was conducted by Bob Nesbit, managing partner. Mr. Orlan was formerly head of organization change management at capital one. Connexions Loyalty helps organizations motivate, reward and retain their customers, employees and partners. Nesbit Partners is a

Vetted Solutions Retained by Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC is currently leading the search for a new chief executive officer for The Pediatric Cancer Foundation (PCF), located in Tampa, FL. Founded in 1991, PCF funds research focused on finding innovative therapies for eliminating childhood cancer. It has partnered with pre-eminent researchers at leading hospitals nationwide, providing more

Spencer Stuart Leading Brandeis University Search for New President

Spencer Stuart has been retained by Brandeis University to lead its search for a new president. The firm’s education, nonprofit & government practice will head the hunt for the University’s ninth president after current University president Frederick Lawrence announced his resignation. Brandeis University is a private research university with a liberal arts focus located in

Direct Recruiters Adds to Healthcare IT Practice

Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has added Brad Katz as a project manager for the firm's healthcare IT practice. Mr. Katz will work in collaboration with Mike Silverstein, director, and fellow team members Norm Volsky and Kasey Fahey, to facilitate existing search assignments by sourcing and qualifying candidates. Prior to joining DRI, he was

Russam GMS Strengthens Financial Services Team

Russam GMS, a provider of interim managers and executive search solutions, has named Antony Flagg as its new director of financial services. In his new position, Mr. Flagg plans to grow Russam’s presence in financial services, with a particular focus on the retail sector of the industry. He will be placing experienced interims and executives across

Heidrick & Struggles Posts 3.6 Percent Q1 Global Revenue Gain

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted consolidated net revenue of$115.2 million in the first quarter, up 3.6 percent from $111.1 million a year ago. The increase was led by a 12 percent increase in the Americas and a 10.1 percent increase in Asia Pacific, offset by a major 25 percent decline in Europe. From a

VMA Group Opens New Office in Paris

U.K.-headquartered recruitment consultancy VMA Group has opened a new office in Paris. In addition to its existing offices in Brussels and Amsterdam, the Paris office will strengthen and expand VMA Group’s European and global network of communications recruitment professionals. Senior consultant Kim Johnson will head the new office. “At VMA Group we work with a number

Russell Reynolds Associates Retained by Wisconsin Alumni Research

Russell Reynolds Associates has been selected by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) to lead its search for a new managing director. Carl Gulbrandsen, who has led the organization since 2000, is retiring early next year. The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is the independent non-profit technology transfer organization serving the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Morgridge Institute

ChampionScott Partners Fills Senior Position for INTTRA

ChampionScott Partners has placed Bill Schwebel as president of INTTRA data at INTTRA. Mr. Schwebel was most recently with INRIX, Inc., where he helped transform the location-based services company from a content licensor to a rapidly growing data and analytics platform services provider while serving in global senior product, marketing and general management leadership roles.

Horton International Adds Partner in Germany

Horton International has added Frankfurt-based Hager Unternehmensberatung to its network. Hager is one of the leading search firms in Germany with over 70 employees in small, specialized teams, with almost 20 years of experience in the technology industry, as well as other innovative markets. “The addition of such a significant partner to Horton International for Germany

Korn Ferry Names Asia Pacific Sector Head for Energy, Oil and Gas

Warren Harding has joined Korn Ferry in its Perth, Australia office as the Asia Pacific sector head for energy, oil and gas. Mr. Harding has more than 20 years of experience in consulting to senior management and boards in the energy, mining, utilities, resources and government sectors. He was formerly managing partner of Accenture’s energy industry

Lochlin Partners Fills CIO Post for New Enterprise Stone & Lime

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has recruited Mike Berkley as chief information officer of New Enterprise Stone & Lime (NESL). Mr. Berkley was an integration management consultant for Walmart where he was hired after Walmart's purchase of Simplexity. NESL is a privately-held, vertically integrated construction materials supplier and heavy/highway construction contractor, and a national traffic

Hanold Associates Heading CHRO Search for Ferrara Candy Company

Executive Search firm Hanold Associates has been selected by Ferrara Candy Company to lead its search for a new chief human resources officer. Reporting to the CEO, the CHRO will provide leadership and strategic management advice while ensuring execution of the company’s vision in all human resources activities. Ferrara Candy Company, a Catterton Partners private equity

Robert Half Posts 11 Percent Q1 Revenue Rise

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted first quarter 2015 revenues of $1.21 billion, an increase of 11.2 percent from revenues during the same period last year. For the quarter, the company recorded net income was $77.9 million, or $.58 per share, compared to income of $61.6 million, or $.45 per share, the year before. "Led by

Grays Executive Search Expands Into Newcastle

Grays Executive Search a recently launched boutique search and selection consultancy, has expanded into Newcastle to help local and international companies find management talent across the city and the north-east. Dylan Christie becomes the new director of the Newcastle office. He has 15 years’ experience in senior level recruitment, including working for some of the

Isaacson, Miller Adds Higher Education Veteran

John W. Roberts has joined Isaacson, Miller as vice president. He will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Roberts was previously dean of the college of liberal arts and social sciences at the University of Houston. With more than 30 years of experience in higher education, Mr. Roberts brings an extensive network and

Parker Executive Search Fills Basketball Coach for Fordham

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has placed Jeff Neubaueras as the new men's head basketball coach at Fordham University. In 10 seasons at Eastern Kentucky, Mr. Neubaueras won 188 games and made two NCAA tournaments. Fordham University is a private, non-profit, coeducational research university based in New York City. Parker Executive Search conducts executive searches for corporations,

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