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Caldwell Posts 16 Percent Revenue Jump

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted third quarter revenues of $18.7 million (all dollar figures Canadian), an 18.9 percent increase from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $15.8 million. Full year revenues rose by 15.7 percent, from $57.8 million last year to $66.5 million. Fourth quarter professional fees in the U.S. were up 35.7 percent

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John Keister & Associates Close to Finding New Leader for Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Search firms that service the library sector are busier than ever. Vernon Hills, IL-based search firm John Keister & Associates, for one, is nearing the final stages of finding a new executive director for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. Mike Driskell, the library’s director of administration, has been serving as interim executive director. The library’s board

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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.


RSR Partners Appoints Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Leader

Greenwich, Conn-based RSR Partners has named Rebecca Holland New as a managing director, leading the firm’s healthcare and life sciences practice. She is based in Raleigh, NC. Ms. New brings more than 20 years of extensive experience advising senior management on transitional and growth, talent and human capital strategies and was recently recognized as one of 2018’s Fiercest Women in

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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?


Savannah Group Expands With Two More Partners

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group has expanded with the addition of Simon Musgrave and Phil Coulter as partners within the firm’s industrial and digital & technology practices, respectively. “These latest acquisitions see Savannah expand its depth of capability within the digital and industrial arenas,” the firm said. Mr. Musgrave will be leading Savannah Group’s energy and industrial


Getting the Right Senior Level Candidates on the Radar

When discussing recruiting, the term “key selection criteria” simply refers to the skills, attributes, knowledge and qualifications that a job candidate needs to succeed in a role. In theory, a hiring manager would find someone who meets all of the requirements, make an offer and take off running. But when it’s an executive role that


Odgers Berndtson Names Head of U.S. Marketing

Building on its explosive growth in the U.S. last year, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Soh Won Cha as head of U.S. marketing. She joins the firm from Russell Reynolds Associates, where she was senior marketing manager of the Americas. “We’re very excited to welcome Soh Won to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO


Sucherman Group Creates Sports Entertainment Practice; Looks to Global Expansion

New York-based Sucherman Group has named Simon Pollock as managing director, international, based in London, and Charles Gould as managing director, sports, based in New York. These newly-created roles mark the official launch of the firm’s sports entertainment and international practices and follow closely on the heels of the firm’s expansion to Silicon Valley and Silicon

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Koblentz Group Places CEO at Genomind

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Koblentz Group has recruited Shawn Patrick O’Brien as the new chief executive officer of personalized medicine company Genomind in King of Prussia, PA. He replaces Thomas Hess, who had been serving as interim CEO in addition to his regular role as CFO. Joel Koblentz and Jeffrey Neppl led the assignment. “Shawn’s impressive background

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Vanderbloemen Search Group Seeks Pastor for Christ Church Nashville

Houston-based Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has been retained by interdenominational Christ Church Nashville in Tennessee to lead its search for a new senior pastor. The senior pastor for Christ Church Nashville will hold a primarily spiritual office, said Vanderbloemen Search Group. The individual must demonstrate godly character, competence and knowledge


6 Global Workforce Predictions for the New Year

The workforce continues to evolve at an incredibly rapid rate as transformations in society, government, culture, technology, communications and law impact employers. As we look forward to the year ahead, low unemployment, a rise in concern over how technology is shaping the future of work and a series of movements giving power to the people are

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Storbeck/Pimentel Recruits Provost for Colorado School of Mines

The Colorado School of Mines, commonly known as Mines, with the assistance of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, one of the nation’s leading boutique providers in the higher education space, has named Richard Holz as its next provost. Mr. Holz is currently dean of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University and will join Mines


Heidrick & Struggles Taps Business Talent Group’s Pool of Independent Professionals

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has entered into an exclusive agreement with Business Talent Group (BTG) to offer its clients access to the high-end online job platform’s pool of independent business professionals, on demand, for critical, project-based assignments. “Once reserved for temporary backfill work or emergency support, independent professionals

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PFM Executive Search Lands CEO for Fraserway RV

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed Stephen Simms as the new CEO of Fraserway RV. PFM partners Shaun Carpenter and Shelina Esmail led the assignment. Mr. Simms brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience with Fortune 50 companies and a diverse business background in accounting, operations, merchandising, loss prevention and human resources. He spent the


Lucas Group Strengthens Accounting and Finance Practice

Atlanta, GA-headquartered executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded with the addition of Madison Berney as managing partner for its accounting and finance practice in Denver, CO. She will lead a team of accounting and finance recruiters as they look to meet the evolving demand of clients and candidates in the booming Denver job market. According


The Top 10 Emerging Talent Trends for 2019

If 2018 was all about who was getting jobs, 2019 may be about how jobs work. Indeed, this may be the year that organizations start retooling how they find, evaluate and even pay employees. Chalk up the shifts to, among several factors, the tight labor market and a massive influx of data, according to a new talent report

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Slone Partners Places Chief Medical Officer at Goldfinch Bio

Executive search firm Slone Partners recently placed Frank Czerwiec as chief medical officer at Goldfinch Bio, a Cambridge, MA-based biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing precision medicines for the treatment of genetically-driven kidney diseases. “Goldfinch Bio is the leading life sciences and precision medicine company working passionately on kidney diseases which now affect over 800 million people

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Spelman Johnson Seeks Police Chief for Mount Holyoke and Smith College Police Department

Executive recruitment firm Spelman Johnson has been selected by Mount Holyoke and Smith colleges to find a chief for their shared police department. Search associate Heather J. Larabee is leading the assignment. A third institution, Hampshire College, recently left the collaborative police department. The Mount Holyoke and Smith police department is responsible for the safety


Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director of Global Operations

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of C.J. Bolster as managing director of global operations. Based in London, he is responsible for driving the firm’s growth and expansion in international markets. Mr. Bolster has over 30 years of experience as a highly regarded senior executive in management consulting and executive search, working with


Talentsoft Secures $50 Million in Funding

France-based Talentsoft, a cloud-based human resource software solutions provider for talent management learning, has raised $50 million in a financing round which it says will boost continued growth via innovation and international market expansion. Francisco Partners leads the new investment, alongside existing investors Bpifrance and Goldman Sachs who are strengthening their capital. The total funding round


4 Hiring Strategies When Talent Markets are Tight

Everyone is readying their horses at the starting gate for the 2019 race to hire the best people in the market. But with a list of tasks distracting recruiters from delivering results in an increasingly tight hiring market, many may be at their wits’ end to find quality talent. A new report by IQTalent Partners offers four

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Nolan Partners Recruits CEO for USA Cycling

Chad Biagini, managing director of North America for Nolan Partners has placed former New Balance Athletics executive Rob DeMartini as the new CEO of USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, CO. “Our entire board and management team enthusiastically welcome Rob as our new CEO,” said Bob Stapleton, USA Cycling chairman of the board. “His passion and ambition for both the

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Phillips Oppenheim Seeks New President for Newberry Library

Executive search firm Phillips Oppenheim has been retained by the Newberry Library, an independent research library in Chicago, to lead its search for a new president. Principal Susan L. Meade and founding partner Jane Phillips Donaldson are leading the assignment. The new leader of the Newberry, as the library is commonly known, will succeed David Spadafora, who


Buffkin / Baker and College Sports Solutions Form Partnership

Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have formed a new partnership. Under the strategic alliance, the two firms will combine their executive search services to better serve universities and colleges, intercollegiate conferences and collegiate athletic organizations. The two organizations will collaborate in all areas of the executive search business at many of the nation’s


AIMS International Adds New Member Firm in Argentina

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Argentina with the addition of professional coaching and executive search firm Vistage Argentina. Juan Luis Crespin, chairman of the firm, joins as managing partner, AIMS International Argentina, along with Laura Martinez who becomes a partner. Mr. Crespin and his team said it is “their great pleasure to join AIMS International,


6 Reasons Why Executive Search is Ready for Disruption

The executive search industry continues to be in flux, and as a result search firms have been uncertain or wary about what their next move should be. To what extent will digitalization affect the industry? What about AI? How best to price and stay competitive? Should one offer diversified services? These are just some of


Amid Recent Growth Caldwell Posts 5.6 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based executive search firm Caldwell has posted first quarter revenues of $15.9 million (all dollar figures Canadian), up 5.6 percent from a year ago when the firm recorded revenues of $15.05 million. Net earnings before tax were $388,000 ($0.10 per share, compared to net income was $410,000 ($0.20 per share) in the comparable period a year earlier. “Though

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Chelsea Partners Finds New Leader for United Cerebral Palsy in California

Chelsea Partners, a Los Angeles-based executive recruitment firm, has placed the new president and CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA). Lori Anderson, chief operating officer and vice president of residential services for Bethesda Lutheran Communities, steps into her new role on Jan. 21. Andy Knox, the search

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Korn Ferry Recruits New Head Coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With the NFL regular season over and the Super Bowl approaching, a flurry of coaching and general manager activity has been underway. And Hunt Scanlon Media has been tracking it all. Korn Ferry recently assisted in placing Bruce Arians as the 12th head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He takes over from Dirk Koette, who

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Healthcare and Life Sciences Specialist

Heidrick & Struggles has strengthens its healthcare and life sciences practices with the addition of healthcare leader Alan Milinazzo as a partner. He will be based out of the firm’s Boston office. “This is a rare hire — Alan brings more than two decades of executive management experience in the life sciences sector. His complex experience in the boardroom and

ERSG Continues Expansion In Europe

U.K.-based executive search firm ERSG has opened a new office in Hamburg, Germany and appointed Taimur Malik as country manager. Mr. Malik brings with him a wealth of recruitment experience gained at S3 Recruitment. During his time with S3 he successfully opened and developed four divisions, playing a highly significant part in the overall growth of the

Microsoft to Buy LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. Jeff Weiner will remain CEO

Phillips Oppenheim Leading CEO Search for YouthBuild USA

Phillips Oppenheim, an executive search firm dedicated to the non-profit sector, has been retained by YouthBuild USA to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Paul Spivey is leading the search. YouthBuild is a non-profit organization which provides education, counseling and job skills to unemployed young adults (between ages 16 and 24), generally high school dropouts. There are 273 YouthBuild programs in

Herbert Mines Recruits President for Abercrombie & Fitch

Herbert Mines Associates has recruited Stacia Andersen as president of Abercrombie & Fitch and Abercrombie Kids and Kristin Scott as president of the Hollister Co. brand. Managing director Gene Manheim led the search. Mr. Manheim’s executive search practice focuses on retail, fashion, and consumer products & services. Ms. Andersen most recently served as senior vice president responsible

Russell Reynolds Associates Open Office In Montreal

Russell Reynolds Associates has opened an office in Montreal. Brigitte Simard, a managing director with international executive search experience, has been appointed to lead the firm’s new operations. The Montréal office is the firm’s third office in Canada after Toronto and Calgary, and its 46th office worldwide. The new office further strengthens the firm’s commitment to the Québec

Harvey Nash Expands Financial Services Practice In Asia

Global search firm Harvey Nash has added Heather Grayson as director of the financial services practice in Asia. As part of the company’s expansion plans she is based in the firm’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong. In her new role, she reports directly to Nick Marsh, managing director of Harvey Nash Executive Search Asia and is responsible for working

How Companies Plan to Compete for Talent In the 21st Century

After struggling to drive employee engagement & retention, improve leadership pipelines, and build a meaningful culture, executives now see a need to redesign the organization itself. According to the just released Deloitte Consulting ‘Global Human Capital Trends’ report, 92 percent of survey participants rated this as a critical priority. To lead the shift toward a new

Isaacson, Miller Places Five Women Presidents At Cal State

Isaacson, Miller has recruited Ellen N. Junn Ph.D. as president of California State University, Stanislaus. This marks the fifth woman the firm has placed to lead a campus in the largest university system in the nation. Cal State now has 11 women serving as presidents, more than at any time in the system’s history. David Bellshaw led

Heidrick & Struggles Leading a Double Search for Illinois State Universities Retirement System

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles has been retained by Illinois State Universities Retirement System (SURS) to lead its search for a new executive director. Current position holder W. Bryan Lewis is leaving SURS for a top job with the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System effective at the end of June. Former SURS executive director William

Shilton Sharpe Quarry Opens New Office In Dubai

Shilton Sharpe Quarry (SSQ), an international legal search consultancy, has opened an office in Dubai. Senior manager Matthew Bold will be responsible for the new location. Mr. Bold has over eight years of legal search and recruitment experience in the Middle East and has been with SSQ since 2013. He previously served as managing consultant, legal

Applying Lean Practices to the Senior Executive Recruiting Process

In the world of high-end recruiting there are many ways to score professional level talent. One of the more interesting approaches is what a small group of search consultants term lean executive recruiting. Adam Zak, principal and co-founder of Adam Zak Executive Search, was one of the very first to embrace lean recruiting more than two decades ago. “Lean

Glassdoor Secures $40 Million In Funding From T. Rowe Price

Glassdoor, a job and recruiting marketplace, has closed a $40 million investment round led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates. Existing investors Battery Ventures, Google Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures and Tiger Global also participated in the round. The company has raised approximately $200 million since it was founded in 2007. While best

Major, Lindsey & Africa Recruits General Counsel for Enterprise Holdings

Executive recruiting firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has recruited Mike Andrew as senior vice president and general counsel for Enterprise Holdings Inc. The search was led by Paul Williams and Heather Fine from the firm’s Chicago in-house search practice group. As head of Enterprise Holding’s legal team, Mr. Andrew will be responsible for managing the

Spencer Stuart Taps CEO for Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has placed Kim Keck as president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. She will be the seventh president and CEO of the 77-year old company and succeeds Peter Andruszkiewicz who is retiring. Ms. Keck, a seasoned veteran of the health insurance industry, was with Aetna

Battalia Winston Adds CHRO to Retail Practice

Executive search firm Battalia Winston has appointed Frederick Lamster as a partner in the firm’s retail practice. Mr. Lamster is a veteran human resources and staffing professional whose career spans more than 25 years. He has worked across all retail apparel and fashion segments, including department and specialty retail, e-commerce, and catalogue retailing. Mr. Lamster was

IMD International Adds New Member Firm In Brazil

IMD International Search Group has strengthened its presence in South America with the addition of Osser & Osser. Headquartered in São Paulo, Osser & Osser is led by Anna Luiza Osser and Patricia Osser Sales who founded the firm in 2002. It provides search services to medium and large-sized national and multinational companies, start-ups, family companies and

Key Activities to Drive Diversity and Inclusion Strategies

Randstad Sourceright has released ‘Turn Diversity and Inclusion into a Talent Strength: A Six-Pack Strategy for Driving Measurable Improvements,’ a report providing an in-depth look at what companies can do to create a successful diversity and inclusion strategy. While diversity and inclusion initiatives have become a ‘must-have’ for 21st century employers, successful ones are often contingent upon having

Korn Ferry Recruits Director for Milwaukee Art Museum

Korn Ferry has recruited Dr. Marcelle Polednik as director of the Milwaukee Art Museum. She succeeds Dan Keegan, who is retiring this month. Naree Viner led the assignment along with Charles Ingersoll, co-leader of Korn Ferry’s non-profit search practice. Ms. Viner is an expert in museum leadership recruitment and has placed directors in the last six months at

Overture Group Launches Compensation Consulting Practice

Executive search firm The Overture Group has launched a compensation consulting practice and added Mark Reilly to lead it as managing director. Mr. Reilly brings expertise in compensation, including short term and long term incentive compensation plan design, expert testimony, and performance measurement to a wide range of companies from start-ups to the Fortune 500. Most recently,

TalentRISE Recruits CEO for Chicago House

Chicago-based executive search firm TalentRISE has placed Scott Ammarell as chief executive officer of Chicago House. He replaces Rev. Stan Sloan, who previously announced his resignation effective at the end of the month. The search was conducted by Carl Kutsmode, partner, and Jennifer Chapman, director of executive search. “Throughout the selection process, Scott stood out with his depth of

ManpowerGroup to Acquire Ciber for $25 Million

ManpowerGroup has signed a purchase agreement with Ciber, Inc., a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company, to acquire its Dutch business. Transaction terms include a $25 million cash purchase price, which is subject to a purchase price adjustment six months after closing with respect to the retention of certain Ciber Netherlands customers, as well as

CEOs Take Lowest Pay Increase In Five Years

In determining CEO compensation at top public companies, economic uncertainty, slowing revenue growth and negative shareholder returns are driving nearly flat compensation for CEOs, according to the recent Korn Ferry Hay Group CEO compensation study. CEOs received the lowest pay increase in five years and for the first time also in five years, shareholders experienced a negative

Diversified Search Taps Director for Boston Public Library Map Center

Diversified Search has recruited Connie C. Chin as executive director for The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. The search was led by Andrew Wheeler, managing director and practice leader of the firm’s education and not-for-profit practice. Ms. Chin is an accomplished leader with over 15 years of operational and management experience. She was most recently chief

McDermott & Bull Recruits Credit Union CHRO

Irvine, CA-based executive recruiter McDermott & Bull has placed George Myers as chief human resources officer (CHRO) with Golden 1 Credit Union, the nation’s sixth largest Credit Union with $10 billion in assets. The search was led by Brandon Biegenzahn, co-chair of the firm’s financial institutions practice, along with Michelle Davis, associate consultant. McDermott & Bull’s search process

Kennedy Executive Search Adds First U.S. Partner

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a partner network of executive search boutique firms, has partnered with Integrated People Solutions (IPS), a Denver-headquartered boutique executive search firm founded in 2000 by Eric Pringle.  Integrated has earned long term client relationships in a diverse array of industries. From animal pharmaceuticals to telecom technologies, from non-profits to waste services providers,

Johnson Expands Consumer & Life Sciences Practice

Sydney, Australia-headquartered executive search firm Johnson has added Hakan Alac as a director in its consumer and life sciences practice. Mr. Alac focuses on executive search and board succession, and has deep experience across consumer, healthcare, life sciences and media sectors. He also has a track record of developing highly targeted and effective succession programs for organizations

Executive Recruiters Say Employer Brand More Important Than Ever

More than half (56 percent) of job seekers across the globe say an employer’s brand and reputation is more important today than it was five years ago, according to a global study of job seekers conducted by ManpowerGroup Solutions, the RPO provider of ManpowerGroup. The new white paper, ‘Brand Detectives: The New Generation of Global Candidates,’

Heidrick & Struggles Names Defense Sector Head

Heidrick & Struggles has expanded its industrial expertise with the addition of Patrick Gray as a partner and head of its aviation, aerospace, and defense sectors in the Americas. He joins the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Gray provides talent and leadership consulting solutions to clients spanning aerospace, defense, industrials, & government services (technology, professional services, technical

Emory Healthcare Taps Witt/Kieffer for Chief Nursing Officer

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has been retained by Atlanta-headquartered Emory Healthcare to lead its search for a system chief nursing executive (chief nursing officer). Karen Otto, managing partner and practice leader, academic medicine and health sciences, is leading the search along with associate Hans Henson and senior partner Rachel Polhemus. The incoming executive will be charged

Turnkey Search Recruits Athletic Director for University of Minnesota

Following a nationwide recruiting effort by Turnkey Search, Mark Coyle has been named director of athletics at the University of Minnesota. The University paid Turnkey Search $150,000 plus expenses to recruit and vet candidates for the position. To find the new candidate, the school used a 16-person search committee comprised of faculty members, current and former athletes,

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