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William Funk & Associates Selected by College of Charleston to Find New President

College and universities across the countries are facing new and growing challenges. Financial woes, enrollment concerns and debates over free speech, among other issues, are all keeping leadership at institutions of higher learning on edge these days. For some schools, survival is even on the line. Recruiting the right leaders, and choosing a search firm

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FIND Executive Consulting Launched in New York

FIND Executive Consulting recently opened its doors in New York City. The firm was launched by former Martens & Heads! search consultants Kate Benson, Theresa Fuchs-Santiago and Jennifer Puckett. FIND’s industry focus spans the worlds of fashion, beauty, retail, luxury and lifestyle. “We launched FIND to apply our global expertise and decades of experience and pair

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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Caldwell Creates Blockchain Advisory Council

Toronto-based Caldwell has launched a blockchain advisory council aimed at driving the understanding, integration and implementation of blockchain technologies. The new offering for clients is in partnership with blockchain consulting firm, BTblock. “Blockchain technologies carry the potential for substantial impact within our client’s organizations, as they can enable the strategic reorganization of workflows and related structures,”

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Vlaad and Company Expands to U.S. with New York City Office Launch

Toronto-based Vlaad and Company, a financial services executive search firm, has expanded into the U.S. with the opening of a new office in New York City.  The expansion increases the firm’s North American presence and helps both American and Canadian firms find top-tier talent in a very tight marketplace, said the firm New York remains

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Hiring Looks Strong Heading Into Second Half of 2018

As employers grapple with a highly competitive hiring environment that is causing prolonged job vacancies across the U.S., workers will reap the benefits. According to CareerBuilder‘s ‘Midyear Job Forecast,’ a full 63 percent of employers plan to hire in the second half of 2018, up from 60 percent last year. A substantial percentage of employers said

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DRG Search Finds Leader for the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

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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Harvey Nash to be Acquired by Investor Group in $100 Million-Plus Deal

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. The Power of Talent Ltd (Bidco), an entity owned and controlled by investment funds managed by DBAY Advisors, has made a £98.7 million bid to acquire London-based recruitment firm Harvey Nash. The deal must now be approved by 75 percent of the firm’s shareholders to be

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Women Board Director Appointments Reach Record High

In a significant shift from a year earlier, women have made substantial progress in the boardroom, according to Heidrick & Struggles‘ 2018 Board Monitor Report. The report found that women accounted for 38 percent of incoming board directors at Fortune 500 companies, a substantial rise from the previous year’s 28 percent. The findings suggest that

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RH Perry Leading President Searches for Alvernia University and Quincy University

RH Perry & Associates is leading searches for new presidents at Alvernia University and Quincy University. The Alvernia opening comes with the announcement that Thomas F. Flynn, who has led the Catholic university since 2005, will be stepping down next June. The Reading, PA-based school’s next president will have the opportunity to build upon the

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Hudson Global Posts 14.7 Percent Revenue Increase

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted second quarter revenues of $17 million, up 14.7 percent in constant currency, from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 39.2 percent and Hudson Europe experienced revenue growth of 3.7 percent. Hudson America, meanwhile, struggled, posting a revenue decrease of 15.7 percent. The New

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Are Leaders Really Prepared to Take on the Job of CEO?

For all the confidence that CEOs tend to convey, most of them have faced greater struggles in the top job than might be evident. Participating anonymously, leaders in a new study by Egon Zehnder revealed that while they did feel ready for the strategic and business aspects of their roles, they felt much less prepared

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Academic Search Places General Counsel at Brown University

For many academic recruiting specialists, business has never been better. Even smaller recruiting outfits have multiple assignments running concurrently, all at the senior levels. With so much activity, it seems, talent demand is far outstripping the supply. Education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search, for one example, recently placed Eileen Goldgeier as vice president and general counsel of Brown

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Ventura Partners Expands Sports Recruiting Practice

Executive search firm Ventura Partners has expanded with the addition of sports industry veteran Katy Young Staudt as managing director in its sports & entertainment practice.  Ms. Staudt will open a Ventura office in Phoenix. “We are thrilled to have someone of Katy’s experience and respect on our team,” said Chad Chatlos, leader of the firm’s sports and

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent

Employers added 157,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate dipped to 3.9 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The July gain is the 93rd consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people rose to 6.3 million. The results fell short of the forecasts of analysts, who expected 190,000 jobs to

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Diversified Search Lands CEO for EvergreenHealth

Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive search firms in the U.S., has placed Amy E. Beiter as the new CEO of Kirkland, WA-based integrated health system EvergreenHealth. She replaces Bob Malte who announced his planned retirement from the organization this spring. Zack Reynolds, a managing director in Diversified’s healthcare services practice, led the assignment.

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Bullhorn Acquires Invenias

Bullhorn Inc., which provides cloud-based customer relationship management and operations solutions for the staffing industry, has acquired Invenias, a U.K. provider of cloud-based software for executive search firms. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “This acquisition is great news for Invenias customers and prospects,” said Peter Linas, EVP of corporate development and international

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JDG Associates Finds New President for Surety & Fidelity Association of America

Rockville, MD-based search firm JDG Associates has placed J. Lee Covington as the new president of the Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA). Lynn M. Schubert, the group’s current president, announced in December that she would be retiring at the end of this year. Paul Belford, principal at the recruitment firm, led the search. “In the past 22 years,

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Durakis Executive Search Lands Leader for Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

Museums are among the non-profit organizations that are increasingly turning to specialist recruiters to help fill critical senior-level leadership roles. Recently, Crownsville, MD-based Durakis Executive Search placed Kris Hoellen as the new executive director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum. She replaces Courtney Wilson, who led the museum for 20 years. “Kris brings the ideal

Heidrick Recruits CEO to Famous Dave’s

Heidrick & Struggles has placed Adam Wright as chief executive officer of Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. He joined the company as interim CEO after the resignation of former CEO Ed Rensi last June. Mr. Wright has served on Famous Dave’s board of directors since 2013, while serving as managing partner of Blue Clay Capital Management,

PrincetonOne Expands Philadelphia Office

Executive search firm PrincetonOne has expanded with the addition of Jim Parker to its Philadelphia office as managing director. In his current role with PrincetonOne, he will continue to develop and implement tailored solutions for clients’ hiring needs. Mr. Parker was a co-founder and a managing partner at executive search firm Armstrong Franklin where he led the global general management

HR Leaders Adapting Quickly to Workforce Analytics

The vast majority of HR leaders (85 percent) believe an integrated talent management approach in which workforce planning encompasses all types of talent will enhance the resources their businesses need to drive growth, according to Randstad Sourceright’s “2016 Talent Trends Report” a newly-released talent trends report. The study was developed with the feedback from nearly 400

Storbeck / Pimentel Recruits Kalamazoo College President

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has recruited Jorge G. Gonzalez Ph.D. as the 18th president of Kalamazoo College. He succeeds Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran, who announced her retirement last April. Dr. Gonzalez is currently vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Occidental College in Los Angeles. As a professor and an administrator he has created innovative combinations

Korn Ferry Lands CEO for Chassix Holdings

Korn Ferry has placed Douglas DelGrosso as chief executive officer of Chassix Holdings. He succeeds J. Mark Allan, who, as CEO, led the company through a successful financial restructuring. Mr. DelGrosso joins Chassix with several decades of experience as a well-respected senior executive in the automotive industry. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of Henniges Automotive, an automotive sealing and

Tula International Adds Global Search Specialist

Atlanta-headquartered executive search firm Tula International has added Dr. Eike Jordan to its senior staff. Dr. Jordan is a member of the German-American business community and brings to Tula decades of relationships nurtured in the international business community for nearly 40 years. He is the founder of the Southeastern Chapter of the German-American Chamber of Commerce, and currently

AIMS Elects New President

AIMS International has appointed Pierangelo Favero as its new president. He succeeds Daniel Ekberg who has held the position since 2013. He will manage the position from both Milan and Vienna where the headquarters of AIMS International is located. In 1999, Mr. Favero established AIMS in Italy where he provides organizations a full suite of talent management solutions, including executive

Equity Firms Continue Investment In HR Technology

CoreHR, a provider of cloud-based human capital management and payroll software, has received an investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in software and services companies, and JMI Services LLC, which is the family investment company of John J. Moores. ‘’This investment will help us to continue our expansion across the

EnterGain Recruits CEO for A2IM

Recruiting firm EnterGain LLC has placed Richard James Burgess as chief executive officer of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), the U.S. independent label trade group. He replaces interim president Molly Neuman, who recently announced her departure. EnterGain recruits for the consumer products, entertainment, content, social media and retail industries. The firm places board members, C-level executives, non-profit leaders, entrepreneurs and artists. Founder

Hiring Uptick Seen for Compliance Leaders

Finding senior leadership within the compliance function is exceedingly complex today, as companies today face intense pressure under the current regulatory environment. It therefore requires leadership who can foster close collaboration between compliance and other corporate functions as well as communicate to a more complex and sophisticated set of stakeholders, internally and externally. According to

Witt/Kieffer Expands Health Sciences Practice

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has expanded its academic medicine and health sciences practice with the additions of Joyce De Leo, Ph.D. and Bruce Schroffel. Dr. De Leo, who joins the practice as a consultant in the Boston area, has more than 25 years of experience in research, academic program building, strategic planning, mentoring and teaching mentoring and teaching. She recruits senior executives, clinician leaders,

Boyden Expands Hong Kong Office

Executive search firm Boyden has added Jason Lee to its Hong Kong office as a partner in the firm’s global technology and industrial practices. Mr. Lee was most recently with DHR International, serving as vice president of global services and head of the firm’s business development and execution teams in Hong Kong and Korea, where he served several Fortune 500

How to Recruit for a Revolution

When an industry goes into overdrive for an extended period and the rate of growth outstrips the supply of proven leaders, the senior talent management function comes under particular stress. Those conditions create both challenges and opportunities for the recruiters serving that industry. In the last several years, few sectors have been moving as quickly

Recruiters See Expanding Hunt for Super Breed CFOs

According to recent research, about one fifth of companies now change their CFOs annually, thereby creating a constricting market for financial officers talent — with the best candidates often considering multiple opportunities at any one time. Tightening talent pipelines are wreaking havoc for hiring companies by edging up CFO pay packages, according to recruiters, making the hunt

RSR Partners Expands Into Japan

RSR Partners, the Greenwich, Conn-based corporate governance and executive search firm founded by recruiting industry veteran Russell S. Reynolds Jr., has expanded into Japan with the opening of an office in Tokyo. Jim Whittle has been appointed head of the firm’s new location. Mr. Whittle’s executive search clients have included global Fortune 500 consumer and healthcare product

ChampionScott Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Scale Computing

ChampionScott Partners has recruited Dave Hallmen as chief revenue officer at Scale Computing. Mr. Hallmen brings over 20 years of sales, marketing, and operating leadership experience with him to the company. Prior to joining Scale, he was SVP of worldwide sales & marketing at EVault, an industry leading SaaS data protection service provider acquired by Seagate Technology. Before that, he spent

Spencer Stuart Expands Financial Services Practice

Spencer Stuart has added Peter C. Roberts as a consultant in its financial services practice. He will be based in the firm’s Chicago office. Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Mr. Roberts spent more than 20 years with global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle, where most recently he served as the firm’s chief strategy officer. In

Talent Shortage Making Positions Harder to Fill

The U.S. leads 12 major markets in unfilled jobs, with more than 25 percent of jobs left open after 60 days, according to ‘Labor Market Outlook 2016: Uncovering the Causes of Global Jobs Mismatch,’ released by Indeed. Germany and Canada followed at roughly 20 percent each. Many positions aren’t seeing high enough wages to lure workers,

Miller Black Associates Lands CHRO for Lydall

Executive search firm Miller Black Associates has placed Kerry Tehan as chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Lydall, Inc. She will head up the company’s global human resource, benefits and compensation teams. Lydall is a New York Stock Exchange listed company headquartered in Manchester, Conn. with global manufacturing operations producing specialty engineered products for the thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation

Sports Recruitment Specialist Expands Into Canada

SRi (Sports Recruitment International) has expanded into Canada and added Max Dawson to lead the firm’s operations in the region. Mr. Dawson, who retains the title of director, Canada, was previously a search manager with executive recruiting firm Conroy Ross Partners. He previously served in numerous roles with NHL hockey team the Edmonton Oilers, most

McDermott & Bull Expands Healthcare Practice

Irvine, CA-based executive recruiter McDermott & Bull has added Jennifer Laratonda as a principal consultant. She will be responsible for assisting in the expansion of the firm’s national healthcare practice. “McDermott & Bull’s healthcare practice is one of the largest and most important practice areas of our firm,” said Rod McDermott, managing partner. “Jen’s experience in the industry, as

EFL Associates Recruits MCTA Executive Director

Executive search firm EFL Associates has placed Andrew Blunt as executive director of the Missouri Cable Telecommunications Association (MCTA). Mr. Blunt is a partner at the Jefferson City, MO-based law firm of Schreimann, Rackers, Francka & Blunt, LLC, and leads the public policy and lobbying division there. As a founding member of the firm, he has been a Missouri Bar

People Data … and Winning the Battle for Top Talent

Sixty-seven percent of HR professionals report they lack data and analytics capabilities required to gain a ‘big picture’ of company talent, according to the 2016 SilkRoad State of Talent Management report. The research is intended to provide analysis of the issues that matter most to HR professionals and forecasts the top talent management trends in 2016. Alarmingly, 44

Cleveland Institute of Music Turns to Isaacson, Miller to Find Next Leader

Cleveland Institute of Music has selected Isaacson, Miller to lead its search for a new president. Its most recent president, Joel Smirnoff, recently announced his retirement. Gary Hanson, retiring executive director of The Cleveland Orchestra, has been named interim president of the organization while the search is being conducted. Isaacson, Miller vice president Sheryl Ash and principal Rebecca Swartz are leading the search

Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for Piraeus Bank

Egon Zehnder has been retained by Piraeus Bank to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Stavros Lekkakos will be interim CEO while the bank looks for a full time replacement for Anthimos Thomopoulos who recently resigned. Mr. Thomopoulos’s resignation followed a stand-off between the bank and Greece’s left wing government, with the lender seen as

Strawn Arnold & Associates Expands Search Staff

Life science and healthcare executive search firm Strawn Arnold & Associates has added Jim Alexander as an executive vice president. With his practice focused in the pharma/biotech sector, Dr. Alexander is a seasoned pharmaceutical executive with 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer products business, including significant experience at Pfizer and Warner-Lambert in business

IIC Partners Names Consumer and Retail Practice Group Leader

IIC Partners has appointed Giuseppe Milito as the new leader of its consumer and retail search practice group. He succeeds Jean-Marc Danton of Progress Search in Paris, who served as practice group leader since 2011. Mr. Milito is managing partner of Stones International in Hong Kong. He previously held several senior management roles specializing in the

Leadership Void: Change Agents Sought for Life Sciences Sector

Given the integration of technology into all facets of everyday life, the healthcare industry is not alone in facing technology-related issues. These take on increased importance when they impact health, disease diagnosis, treatment and, ultimately, human longevity. Having the right leaders in place to sort through these complex challenges, say recruiters serving the sector, is

Prince Houston Recruits Chief Investment Officer for Commonfund

New York-based executive search firm The Prince Houston Group has placed Mark Anson as chief investment officer of Commonfund, a leading manager for endowments and foundations. In his new role, Mr. Anson will serve on Commonfund’s operating committee and will chair the investment policy and asset allocation committees. He will report to Catherine M. Keating, Commonfund president and chief

L.T. Famulary Executive Search Consultants Opens Doors

Lucille T. Famulary has launched L.T. Famulary Executive Search Consultants, specializing in executive recruiting for healthcare, financial services and law enforcement professionals. The Long Branch, NJ-based search firm was established to match healthcare and financial services companies with professionals in those respective fields. Additionally, the firm assists individuals in law enforcement transition into private-sector careers. “Whether

Major, Lindsey & Africa Expands New York Office

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has added Stacey Breen and Peter Van Son as directors in its partner practice group in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Breen is a litigator with over 15 years of experience. She was previously a partner at law firm Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz in New York where she focused on

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