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PFM Executive Search Taps New Leader for Junior Achievement British Columbia

PFM Executive Search has placed Sheila Biggers as the president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement British Columbia. Partner Shelina Esmail led the search along with senior consultant Jennifer Madden. Ms. Biggers brings over 25 years of experience working in the not-for-profit and public sectors. Her most recent role was associate dean, development and

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5 Recruitment Trends Changing the Talent Acquisition Landscape

Talent acquisition has always been an important part of the hiring strategies and recruitment practices for any organization. But in the last few years, it’s become more critical than ever. After the economic downturn, there was a surge in unemployed professionals; there simply weren’t enough jobs for them to fill. Now, with the economy and

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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.

Optimum Talent appoints Mike Bacchus CEO
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Optimum Talent Latest Firm to Appoint New Leader

Numerous executive search firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Optimum Talent has named Mike Bacchus as its new chief executive officer. He takes over the role from Ronald Dahms who becomes a senior advisor. Mr. Bacchus had been serving

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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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Taplow Group Expands to Singapore

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. Taplow Group recently made inroads into Singapore with the addition of One

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Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for J.D. Power

J.D. Power, a global leader in consumer data & analytics and advisory services, said that Finbarr O’Neill, its CEO and president, has informed the company’s board that he intends to retire. The company has enlisted Egon Zehnder to lead the global search for his replacement. Mr. O’Neill will remain with J.D. Power during the transition

Marlin Hawk hires Kirstine Wilson
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Marlin Hawk Sources Top Goldman Sachs Hiring Executive

Executive search and leadership solutions provider Marlin Hawk has expanded its financial services practice with the addition of Kirstine Wilson in New York. Ms. Wilson has 15 years of talent management experience gained at Goldman Sachs where she focused on lateral hiring as vice president, global head – experienced hires. Ms. Wilson will take on the role

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Cummer Museum Taps Koya Leadership Partners for Executive Director

Executive recruitment firm Koya Leadership Partners is seeking a new executive director for the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida. Managing director Michelle R.S. Bonoan is heading the national search, with support from principal Sheila Hennessey, as well as Koya’s research and support team. The search for

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Bob Murray & Associates Launches Search for San Diego Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation, facing an array of challenges that range from changing 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, complexity

Timothy Hayes Joins JBK Associates
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Former Bayer Executive Joins JBK Associates

In recent months, executive search firms have been plucking talent for their own ranks from a wide array of corporate sectors. The latest: Former Bayer executive Timothy Hayes has joined New Jersey-based JBK Associates International as managing director of consumer and leadership services. He will oversee the firm’s executive search business in the consumer sector and head leadership

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Social Media Continues to Play Big Role in Recruiting

New research from Totaljobs Group has revealed that three quarters (74 percent) of interviewers will check candidates’ social media as part of their interview preparation. This is in contrast to the expectations of candidates, however, as only a third (36 percent) expect their social media to be screened, meaning many could be caught short online.

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Shelli Herman and Associates Begins CFO Search for Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has retained Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates to find its next chief financial officer. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, will lead the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA is seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum,

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Caldwell Partners Lands Chief Marketing Officer for ADP

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International recently recruited

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Parker + Lynch Legal Names Managing Director of Retained Search

Special Counsel, a full-service provider of legal staffing and eDiscovery solutions, has announced that its executive search division, Parker + Lynch Legal, has named Lisa Goldstein as managing director of retained search. In her new role, Ms. Goldstein will focus on helping corporate legal departments improve business processes, functionality and diversity by filling key positions, including

EMA Partners Opens in Dubai A Ramachandran
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EMA Partners Opens in Dubai As Middle East Expansion Continues

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new partner office in Dubai, expanding its presence in the Middle East. The office will be led by A Ramachandran (Rama). Mr. Rama is managing partner of EMA Partners UAE. He has 10 years of experience in executive search and serves concurrently as senior

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Employers Looking to Add Workers in Fourth Quarter; Wages Rising

Whether you are looking for permanent employment or a seasonal gig around the holidays, CareerBuilder‘s Q4 2017 Job Forecast predicts an uptick in both jobs and pay. Forty three percent of employers said they plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the fourth quarter, up from 34 percent last year, and 73 percent plan to

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Utah and Louisville Tap R. William Funk Associates for President Searches

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. Recruitment of the right leaders, and choosing a search

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Southerland Partners Leading CEO Search for Medical Center Hospital

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Republicans in Washington, D.C. may deliver. This has

Lois L. Lindauer Searches appointed Deb Taft CEO
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Lois L. Lindauer Searches Names New CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Lois L. Lindauer Searches (LLLS) has appointed Deb Taft as its new CEO. The carefully planned changeover comes as the firm celebrates its 20th anniversary. Chosen by founder Lois

Greenwich Harbor Partners Opens in San Francisco
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Greenwich Harbor Partners Opens in San Francisco

Fifty two percent of San Francisco Bay Area executives say it is “somewhat” or “very challenging” to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions, according to the San Francisco Bay Area Professional Employment Forecast from Robert Half. Seventy-seven percent of hiring managers plan to hire for open roles in the next six months. Recruiters say highly skilled

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Want to Enhance Employability? Refresh Your Skills

Ninety percent of global respondents to a recent Randstad Workmonitor survey said that regularly refreshing skills and competencies will enhance employability. Seventy one percent, in fact, reported that they have done so within the past year. This belief was highest in China (98 percent) and lowest in the Netherlands (67 percent). On average, 74 percent

Higher Talent Names Mindy Cohen President
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Higher Talent Names President

Non-profit executive recruiters Higher Talent has appointed Mindy Cohen as president and managing partner. Ms. Cohen has been instrumental in establishing the firm’s dedication to educational institutions and non-profits across the country over the past 15 years. She has recruited senior executives, nationally and internationally, for non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, public/private partnerships and

HVS Executive Search Linda Chadwick CEO Rita’s Franchise Company
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HVS Executive Search Finds New Leader for Rita’s Franchise Company

HVS Executive Search has placed Linda Chadwick as CEO and president of Rita’s Franchise Company. Ms. Chadwick comes to the Trevose, PA-based Italian ice and frozen custard chain from Dessange Group North America. The search, conducted for Argosy Private Equity and MTN Capital Partners LLC, was led by HVS Executive Search CEO Court Williams and

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Alford Executive Search Finds New Leader for International Music Foundation

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Among them, Alford Executive Search recently placed Mark Riggleman as executive director of the International Music Foundation (IMF) in Chicago. Ann Murray, the current executive director, is retiring after 26 years. Mr. Riggleman brings more than

Catalyst Advisors Adds Partner Arnaldo De Lisio London
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Catalyst Advisors Adds New Partner

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 for the foreseeable future, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook on life sciences.  Navigating this new world of work requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent and human

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Why Leadership is Key to Making Diversity and Inclusion Plans Work

Committed leadership, from the top down, is the key to companies having effective diversity and inclusion strategies, according to a newly released report by Russell Reynolds Associates. The survey, “Diversity and Inclusion Pulse: 2017 Leader’s Guide,” illuminates the challenges that businesses face and steps leaders can take to achieve D&I success. “Our new research shows

McCormick Group recruited Michelle Schlafer COO REMADE
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The McCormick Group Finds COO for REMADE

Arlington, VA-headquartered executive search firm The McCormick Group has recruited Michelle Schlafer as chief operating officer of the Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute. Principal Tim Ward led the assignment. Ms. Schlafer has worked in a variety of leadership positions for Xerox Corp. over the past 24 years. Most recently, she served as a global program manager,

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CES Partners Leading CEO Search for AHIMA

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has enlisted Chicago-based executive search firm CES Partners to lead a nationwide search to find its next CEO. Barry Cesafsky, president and CEO of the recruitment firm, is spearheading the assignment. A search committee has been established, which includes past AHIMA board members and members of the association’s community. The

Dr. Gabriele Ghini new Milan office ZRG Partners
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ZRG Partners Continues Expansion

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has continued its aggressive expansion with the opening of a new office in Milan and the appointment of a new global practice leader for its non-profit and education sector. Dr. Gabriele Ghini will open the Milan office. He will be a member of the firm’s industrial and

DHR Adds EVP In Miami

DHR International has named Conrad Lee as an executive vice president in its Miami office. During an extensive recruiting career, Mr. Lee has led searches for senior executives in the technology, banking, media and consumer industries. His clients are global corporations, emerging companies, small to medium sized enterprises, banks, wealth advisory firms, commercial real estate

T.E.N. Launches Executive Search Firm Dedicated To It Professionals

T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, has launched a new company endeavor, ISE Talent, an executive search and talent management firm dedicated exclusively to information security executives, specializing in CISO/CSO placement and building security leadership teams. T.E.N. CEO and president Marci McCarthy will serve as chairman for the new company

Caldwell Partners Taps General Counsel for Central 1 Credit Union

The Caldwell Partners International Inc. has recruited Marilyn Loewen Mauritz as senior vice president, legal, and general counsel at Central 1 Credit Union. Managing partners Drew Railton and Les Gombik led the assignment. Ms. Loewen Mauritz was formerly the general counsel and corporate secretary, International Forest Products Ltd. Central 1 is the central financial facility

ChampionScott Partners Recruits EVP / GM To Ascend Learning

ChampionScott Partners has placed David A. Gagne as executive vice president & general manager of Advanced Informatics and MedHub, both Ascend Learning Companies. Mr. Gagne joins the company from Total Logistics, a provider of logistics, transportation and technology services, where he was senior vice president. Ascend Learning is a provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and

CTPartners Vice Chairman Ron Porter In Talks To Join Korn Ferry

CTPartners vice chairman Ron Porter is purportedly in talks with Korn Ferry to join its New York office. Prior to joining CTPartners nine years ago, Mr. Porter was chief human resources officer (CHRO) with Polaroid. Before that he spent 17 years with PepsiCo in a progression of human resource responsibilities, including director of HR at

Acorn Launches Executive Search Division

U.K. recruitment firm Acorn has launched its new senior executive search division in response to the increasing demand it has been experiencing. The firm has appointed senior recruitment specialist Paul Bennett to head up the new division. Mr. Bennett has 25 years’ experience in the senior recruitment market, including 10 years running his own business.

Charles Sterling Group Names Managing Director For Global Insurance Industry Practice

Executive search firm Charles Sterling Group, LLC, has added Douglas Mann as managing director of its global insurance industry practice. In this role, Mr. Mann will lead the further development of the practice and expand the firm’s functional coverage areas for the sector building on the firm’s capabilities across financial services. He will be based

The Onstott Group Completes Search for MorphoTrust USA

The Onstott Group has placed Bruce Berger as senior vice president of capital markets at MorphoTrust USA. Mr. Berger was president and chief operating officer of TruTouch. “Joe Onstott and Scott Tucker have repeatedly done excellent work on our assignments. They ran a smooth process and were able to identify an excellent candidate for me

Howard Fischer Associates Recruits New Board Member for Rovi Corp.

Executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) has recruited Steven Lucas to the board of directors at Rovi Corp. Mr. Lucas is the global president of SAP’s Platform Solutions and has served in this role since 2013. Rovi provides integrated solutions for the discovery and personalization of digital entertainment to service providers and consumer electronics

Hedge Funds Investor Calls On CTPartners To Engage in Sale With Rival Suitor

Maguire Asset Management, a significant shareholder of embattled Top 10 U.S. search firm CTPartners, delivered a letter to its board of directors on Friday demanding “a robust sale process” of the company and the immediate appointment of new independent board members. “Based on a series of poor management decisions, reported allegations of inappropriate management behavior

Taylor Strategy Partners Adds Business Development VP in Philadelphia

Executive search firm Taylor Strategy Partners (TSP) has expanded its existing operations in Philadelphia with the addition of Mike Gamble as vice president of business development. Mr. Gamble brings over 17 years of experience designing comprehensive talent acquisition solutions for healthcare and life science focused organizations. He will be responsible for leading business development efforts

Versique Merges With Mckinley Consulting

Executive search firm Versique has merged with long-time sister-company McKinley Consulting. McKinley Consulting, established in 2004, specializes in IT consulting with a focus on project management and business analysis, application development, and quality assurance. Versique specializes in consulting and executive search for the IT, human resources, digital marketing, engineering and operations, finance and accounting, sales,

Egon Zehnder Heading CFO Search For LyondellBasell

Egon Zehnder is leading the search for a new chief financial officer for LyondellBasell. Karyn F. Ovelmen, current executive vice president and CFO, has announced her separation from the company but will continue in her post for up to three months while it conducts a search for her successor. LyondellBasell is one of the world's

College Sports Solutions Selected By University Of Houston

Atlanta-based executive recruiters College Sports Solutions (CSS) has been retained by the University of Houston (UH) to lead in its search for a new athletic director. UH is in search of a replacement for Mack Rhoades, who stepped down earlier this month to accept the role at Missouri. Founded in 1927, The University of Houston

Boyden Names Principal in Chicago Office

Boyden has appointed Lindsay Bray Landsberg as principal in its Chicago office. Ms. Landsberg becomes a member of the firm’s global consumer goods and retail practice. She will also lead searches for Boyden’s global technology practice. Previously, as a senior executive in major digital and advertising agencies, Ms. Landsberg developed a deep understanding of marketing,

Intersearch Worldwide Adds CMC International To Its Worldwide Network

InterSearch Worldwide, a global network of executive search firms, has added CMC International (Career Management Consultants) to its worldwide network. CMC’s operations in Costa Rica, founded in 2002, currently employ five executive search professionals while CMC’s operations in Panama, founded in 2005, employs four. CMC also has offices in Colombia and Ecuador. “CMC’s professionals –

Whitman Partners Fills Senior Role For Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Executive recruiters Whitman Partners, Inc. has placed Kristin Varnes as the director of surgical services at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The search was conducted by Brian Ulasewicz, partner and executive recruiter, and assisted by Jon Roberts, executive recruiter. Ms. Varnes was previously the director of perioperative/perianesthesia, GI lab/radiology oncology/infusion, and integrative care services at Centura Health

Work&Partners Retained By Omidyar Network Services

New York-based Work&Partners LLC has been retained to recruit a partner, consumer internet and mobile investment portfolio, for Omidyar Network Services LLC. Omidyar is a philanthropic investment firm with offices around the globe which invests in for-profit companies and non-profit organizations that are committed to advancing social good. Founded in 2002, Work&Partners recruits senior level

CTPartners’ Vice Chairman Joe Mccabe Joins Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry has named Joseph R. ‘Joe’ McCabe to its Boston office. Mr. McCabe joins from CTPartners where he was a director and vice chairman for the past eight years. Prior to that, Mr. McCabe spent six years specializing in the human resources function and HR outsourcing with Heidrick & Struggles. In the financial services

Strategic Government Resources Heading Search For City Of Abilene

Executive recruiters Strategic Government Resources (SRG) is currently leading the search for a new city manager for the city of Abilene. Mayor Norm Archibald stated: “There was a strong applicant pool for the city manager position, and we are extremely pleased with the qualifications of the five finalists. We look forward to the upcoming interview

NES Global Expands to New Guinea

NES Global Talent has appointed William Oram as country manager to lead its expansion in Papua, New Guinea (PNG). Mr. Oram will help the the firm meet increased demand for engineering and technical talent from the oil & gas, construction, infrastructure and mining sectors across the region. He previously led the oil & gas drilling

Heidrick & Struggles Adds Technology Practice Specialist

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International has strengthened its technology expertise with the addition of Tim Lüdke in its Munich office. Mr. Lüdke most recently worked as a partner at Xellento, a Munich-based executive search firm offering consulting expertise and executive recruitment. He has also served as a board member at Graphisoft, Nemetschek-Vectorworks and Maxon Computer.

Compensation Least Important Factor for Millennials

Young professionals are becoming more motivated by given the opportunity to make an impact and aligning with company values, according to a recent study released by Futurestep, which shows the top considerations for attracting and retaining millennial employees and recruits. When asked what matters most to employees who are part of the millennial generation –

Epsen Fuller Group Recruits President for Inserra Supermarkets

Executive search firm Epsen Fuller Group has placed Ron Onorato as president and chief operating officer of Inserra Supermarkets. Formerly, Mr. Onorato was SVP of operational initiatives at Ahold USA, as well as president of the New York division of Stop & Shop. Inserra Supermarkets is a grocery organization with over 20 large-format stores and

AESC Forms Partnership with Women Corporate Directors

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has partnered with WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD). The alliance will connect the 3,500 chairs, CEOs, COOs and other C-level executives of WCD with the 8,000 executive search and leadership consulting professionals of the AESC. “This initiative reflects AESC’s support for inclusive candidate slates in board recruitment, and of the AESC’s

Koya Leadership Partners Adds New VP in Chicago

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has named Marissa Martin as vice president in its Chicago office. With more than 10 years’ experience in the executive search industry, Ms. Martn has completed executive and senior level leadership assignments across a number of functions and industries. Prior to joining Koya, she served as vice president, global

Hay Group Appoints Managing Director for the U.K. and Ireland

Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, has appointed Jim Tapper as managing director for the U.K. and Ireland and cluster lead for North Europe. In his role, Mr. Tapper will work with Hay Group operations in nine countries, ensuring they align across the group. He was formerly a managing partner with Korn Ferry Leadership

B.E. Smith Heading CEO Search for Coquille Valley Hospital

Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has been retained to lead a national chief executive officer search for Coquille Valley Hospital in Coquille, OR. Coquille Valley Hospital is a health district providing comprehensive healthcare services to a number of communities in southwestern Oregon, also known as the Coquille River Valley region. Founded in 1978, B. E.

Grays Executive Search Launches HR Practice

Grays Executive Search, a recently launched boutique search and selection consultancy, has started an HR practice specializing in placing both U.K. and international senior HR professionals. The sector specialization is led by Nigel Bastow, who joins as director in its offices in London and Birmingham. Mr. Bastow previously undertook a number of high-profile interim assignments,

SpenglerFox Names Principal Consultant in Saudi Arabia

Executive search firm SpenglerFox has named Aurelien Neu as a principle consultant in its office in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Neu is responsible for client services/satisfaction, delivery of the projects, quality control and business development and works out of SpenglerFox’s Jeddah location. He previously spent two years as trade advisor at the French Consulate of Jeddah.

Spencer Stuart Heading CEO Search for Visteon

Spencer Stuart has been selected by auto supplier Visteon Corp. to head its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Tim Leuliette will step down as head of the company by the end of this year as soon as a successor is named. Visteon, the onetime parts unit of Ford Motor Co., specializes

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