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Gilman Partners Seeks New Leaders for Two Kentucky-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

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University of Illinois Taps Greenwood/Asher in Hunt for Chief Diversity Officer

Chief diversity officers are now considered part of every competitive organization’s senior management team and institutions of all types are lining up to bring these highly sought after leaders on board. Search firms, for their role, are well equipped and well-networked throughout the space. One sector that has increased its demand for top-drawer diversity leadership

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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.


Coulter Partners Continues Global Expansion

Global executive search firm Coulter Partners recently made eight new appointments in the U.S., Denmark and at their London headquarters. In the U.S., Noah Parekh joins as client partner in Cambridge, MA, while Lisa Pieper has been appointed consulting partner in Palo Alto, CA, and Adrienne Slutzky joins as project coordinator in Short Hills, NJ. In London,

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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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WilsonHCG Appoints Executive Search Leader for EMEA

Global talent solutions provider Wilson Human Capital Group Inc. (WilsonHCG) has expanded its executive search division with the appointment of director Phil Brakewell. He will serve as leader of the EMEA region. Mr. Brakewell has more than 14 years of talent acquisition leadership experience and most recently served as head of executive search for ResourceBank. Prior to that,


Want to Attract Talent? Follow These Top Guidelines

In today’s digital age, it’s easy for anyone to become a company’s advocate or critic. No matter your industry, the internet has given a new voice to the masses. When thinking about your company’s hiring practices, it’s crucial to consider the experience your candidates are having from start to finish. There will come a time

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Harris Search Associates Lands CIO for the University of Tennessee

Universities have long depended on executive search firms to help with their leadership needs, but these days the higher education sector is broadening its efforts to find more specialized leaders. As a result, search firms have expanded their niche offerings in the sector, identifying diversity officer, athletic directors, coaches and any number of other top

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Pekarsky & Co. Tapped by the Calgary Airport Authority to Find General Counsel

The Calgary Airport Authority has tapped recruiting firm Pekarsky & Co. to lead its search for a new general counsel. Founding partner Adam Pekarsky is heading the assignment. Reporting to the authority’s vice president of finance and the CFO, the general counsel will be responsible for the delivery of internal services and managing the delivery of


IMSA International Executive Search Adds Three European Members

IMSA International Executive Search, a global search network, has added three new member companies. The firms, based in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Norway, will strengthen IMSA’s presence in Europe and fulfill its growth strategy for this year. IMSA Czech Republic will be represented by Nováček & Partners, a consulting company focusing on executive search, candidate

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Witt/Kieffer Continues Expansion

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has strengthened its search staff with the addition of Jennifer Chase as managing director of its life sciences practice. Based in Boston, she will support the recruitment of positions across the life sciences spectrum, with a particular emphasis on emerging biopharmaceutical and medical device and diagnostics firms, as well as established international life


How to Accelerate C-Suite Transitions

Organizations are investing significant time and resources in developing future C-suite leaders. Given the profound impact executives in these key roles have on business performance, it only makes sense. After all, hiring any senior-level leader represents a tremendous opportunity for value creation, or the potential for great harm, for a company. Yet surprisingly little attention

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Aspen Leadership Group Finds New Leader for Christopher Street West

Aspen, CO-based search firm Aspen Leadership Group has placed Madonna Cacciatore as the new executive director of Christopher Street West (CSW), the non-profit that organizes the gay rights LA Pride Festival and Parade. Senior consultant Tim Child led the assignment. The recruitment firm conducted the search on behalf of the CSW board of directors and the organization’s

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Development Guild DDI Places Major Gifts Officer at the Pine Street Inn

These are challenging days for non-profit organizations. Declining support from government sources, increased demand for their services and competition for donor dollars are just a few of the issues that charitable organizations must overcome to stay afloat each year. So it is that roles like the major gift officer become all the more critical. Simply

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Centerstone Executive Search & Consulting Launches Aerospace, Defense and Security Search Practice

Arlington, VA-based Centerstone Executive Search & Consulting has expanded its services with a new vertical practice focused on the aerospace, defense and security industries. The firm has tapped Jim Donnelly, a federal contracting industry veteran with more than 25 years of talent acquisition experience in this sector, as managing director of the new practice. “Expanding our offerings


ISPA International Search Partners Association Adds Member Firm in China

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet 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. Recently, ISPA International Search Partners Association, added China-based recruiting firm RMG Selection as

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5 Ways to Improve Employee Retention

Of all the challenges that come with running a business, one that often goes overlooked is employee retention, this according to a new report by MJS Executive Search. Hiring managers and CEOs often consider getting the right people in the door to be the most crucial aspect of talent management, but the truth is that

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Vetted Solutions Finds New Leader for the American Brain Tumor Association

The American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), a national advocacy organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing education and information on all tumor types, has named Ralph DeVitto as its new president and CEO. Vetted Solutions’ president and founder Jim Zaniello and vice president Catherine Brown led the assignment. The organization was a seeking

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Greenwood / Asher & Associates Recruits New Provost for Wright State

The hunt for university leadership has been heating up, especially with searches for provosts. Just recently, Greenwood / Asher & Associates recruited Susan Edwards as the new executive vice president for academic affairs and provost of Wright State University in Fairborn, OH. Thomas Sudkamp is stepping down from his role at the end of June. President Jan

Odgers Berndtson Expands Canada

Odgers Berndtson Expands in Western Canada

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its recent expansion – this time in Western Canada – marked by the recent appointment of Stephen Diotte to partner and head of leadership services for the Western region, as well as the firm’s new Canadian energy sector expert. Mr. Diotte has deep consulting experience in working with leaders globally around talent and


Datacenter People Launches Executive Search Division

U.K.-headquartered recruiting organization Datacenter People has formed a new executive search subsidiary, Portman Partners, to focus on C-level leadership and senior executive roles within the datacenter industry worldwide. “This is a new chapter in the growth of the firm” said Peter Hannaford, founder of Datacenter People. “We’re well established and have built a loyal following

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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Taps Diversified Search to Find Next President

Executive search firm Diversified Search has been enlisted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to help find its 13th president. Dale E. Jones, the firm’s president and CEO, is spearheading the assignment along with Julie Kanak, the leader of Diversified’s financial services practice, and board practice head Veronica Biggins. Until the new leader is selected,

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PFM Executive Search Recruits VP of HR for the University of British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PFM Executive Search has placed the new vice president of human resources for the University of British Columbia (UBC). Barbara Meens Thistle comes to the job from the Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC), where she was VP of central services. PFM partners George Madden, Shelina Esmail and Allison Rzen led the search.

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Adds Healthcare Association Specialist

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has announced a new of counsel relationship with H. Stephen Lieber. He will be assisting with executive search and client consulting, with a special emphasis on the healthcare association and professional society arenas, as well as the information and digital technology industry sectors. “Steve Lieber brings remarkable association CEO experience to his

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Hudson Global Posts 15.9 Percent Revenue Gain

Hudson Global Inc. / (NASDAQ:HSON) posted first quarter revenues of $16.2 million, up 15.9 percent in constant currency, from a year ago. By region, Hudson Asia Pacific led the charge, recording a revenue gain of 35 percent. Meanwhile, Hudson America and Hudson Europe struggled, posting revenue decreases of 14 percent and two percent, respectively. The New York-based recruiting company posted

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Four Corners Group Names Technology Practice Leader

Toronto-headquartered executive recruiting firm Four Corners Group has expanded with the addition of Sup Das as leader of its technology practice. Mr. Das has 15 years of expertise as an IT professional, helping enterprises to reach their business, organizational, and technical potential through the acquisition of top talent. His philosophy has focused heavily on the cultivation of


What to Really Consider When Hiring a Search Firm

Organizations justifiably take many criteria into account when considering partnering with an executive search firm. But which ones are the most important? A new report by Mitch Oakley, founder and CEO of search firm Charles Aris, lays out the questions to ask when selecting a recruiting firm for your next big assignment. Various studies have underscored

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Ventura Partners Places Chief Retail Officer for drybar

Beverly Hills, CA-based executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has placed Courtney Gruber as the new chief retail officer for drybar, a blowout hair salon chain. Ventura founder and partner Julie Ford led the search. “Courtney is the consummate, ‘customer first’ executive and a dynamic, well-rounded leader with a proven track record of success,” said John Hefner,

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Herbert Mines Lands CEO for Art Van Furniture

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer and respond to ambiguity, according to search consultants. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of change in

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Ichor Leadership Search Finds CIO for the Department of Corrections

New Zealand-based executive recruiting firm Ichor Leadership Search has placed Alastair Turrell into the position of chief information officer at the Department of Corrections. Mr. Turrell was most recently director of the software division at Datacom, a strategic leadership role he held over a decade, contributing significantly to growth and expansion. Joining the IT services firm in 2002, he was initially appointed to lead the infrastructure division, with

Spencer Stuart Recruits Barclays CEO

Spencer Stuart has recruited James Staley as chief executive officer of Barclays Plc. Executive chairman John McFarlane ousted CEO Antony Jenkins and had pledged to tackle a “cumbersome and bureaucratic” bank. Mr. Staley has nearly four decades of experience in banking and financial services. He worked for over 30 years at J.P. Morgan initially training as a commercial banker, and

Tatum Adds Integration Specialist In Houston

Tatum, a Randstad company and leading interim services and executive consulting firm, has added Eric Marin as a client service partner in the firm’s Houston office. He will be responsible for developing Tatum’s business in the Houston market with a specific focus on CFO and CIO services. “Throughout the course of his career, Eric has earned

Appointed Partners Launches to Serve Private Equity and Fortune 1000 Companies

Appointed Partners, a leadership advisory solutions firm, has been launched by Marci Nigro. The firm was created to connect private equity and Fortune 1000 companies with qualified board director and C-level leaders. The new plans to focus on board diversity, next generation leadership, and cross-functional board expertise. Ms. Nigro brings 25-plus years of experience in

Social Media Now No. 1 Global Platform for Finding Talent

Nearly two-thirds of companies (65 percent) found new hires through social media in the past year, according to a just-released Society for Human Resource Management survey entitled The Importance of Social Media for Recruiters and Job Seekers. The report was produced in collaboration with Ascendo Resources. Fifty-seven percent of organizations reported finding new employees through LinkedIn, 30

Life Sciences Specialist Expands to Pharmaceutical Capital

Global life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has expanded into Switzerland with the appointments of Graham Johnson as executive vice president and Helene Johnson as executive assistant in its new Basel office. They join Toby Ernberg, who serves as EVP in Basel. The Swiss chemical industry operates largely from here. But the city also boasts a large pharmaceutical industry, hence its

ON Search Partners Recruits CFO for Tesla Motors

ON Search Partners has placed Jason Wheeler as chief financial officer of Tesla Motors. The search was led by partner Larry Ormsby. Mr. Wheeler previously served as vice president of finance at Google where he oversaw global financial operations for the company including FP&A, accounting, internal audit, treasury, tax and financial operations. He joined Google in 2002

Trilogy Search Taps Director for Pivot Learning Partners

Trilogy Search Non+Profit has recruited Michael Hopkins to serve on the board of directors of Pivot Learning Partners. He will support the work of Pivot and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Chuck Pappalardo, managing partner, led the assignment for Trilogy. Mr. Hopkins is the chief executive officer of Ice Energy, a provider of thermal energy

Dice Posts Four Percent Revenue Decline; Looks to Europe for Growth

Dice Holdings, Inc./(NYSE:DHX) posted revenues of $65.1 million, a decrease of four percent from $67.6 million in the comparable quarter of 2014. This was due primarily to revenues from businesses acquired over the past year, which contributed $13.2 million of growth in the quarter. The company’s net income for the quarter totaled $6.5 million, or 12 cents

Boards Seek Diversity With Help of Executive Recruiters

Sixteen percent of new corporate board directors are 49 or younger according to the annual Korn Ferry Market Cap100 (KFMC100), a study of board practices at the largest U.S. companies by market capitalization. On boards as a whole, while just four percent are 49 or younger, youth nevertheless seems to be trumping long time experience. “The

Witt/Kieffer Taps President for Robert Morris University

Witt/Kieffer has placed Dr. Christopher B. Howard as the eighth president of Robert Morris University. Dr. Howard was previously president of Hampden-Sydney, a private college for men in Hampden-Sydney, Va., one of the nation’s top liberal arts institutions. He was formerly vice president for leadership and strategic initiatives at the University of Oklahoma and has worked for General Electric’s Corporate Initiatives Group and

Heidrick Recruits Outsider As DuPont CEO

Heidrick & Struggles has placed Edward D. Breen as chairman and chief executive officer DuPont. This is the first time in 213 years the chemical maker will be led by someone who isn’t a Du Pont or has a long history at the company. Mr. Breen has served as interim chair and CEO of DuPont since October; he joined the company’s

Webber Kerr Associates Expands in Europe

Executive search firm Webber Kerr Associates has named Victoria Leonard as a senior consultant in its London office. She will help contribute to the firm’s growing engagements in Western Europe within the engineering and manufacturing sectors, in addition to helping with the firm’s overall strategic direction. Ms. Leonard has more than 18 years of recruitment experience, including 10 years

Executive Search Firms Continue Migration to South Africa

MRINetwork, a global executive search and recruitment organization, has launched offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg Fourways. Lynn Kleinsmith has been named president of MRINetwork Cape Town while Nina Axt will lead the offices as managing director in Johannesburg Fourways. With a background in talent acquisition and HR leadership, Ms. Kleinsmith previously served as head

Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since 2008

The labor market bounced back in October as employers added 271,000 jobs and the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a flat five percent according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The unemployment rate stands at its lowest mark since April 2008. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg estimated 182,000 new jobs were created, according to

Diversified Search Recruits CIO for Aurora Health Care

Diversified Search has placed Preston T. Simons as chief information officer for Aurora Health Care. The search was led by managing director Tony Leng, practice leader for the firm’s chief information officer/IT practice and head of Diversified’s technology and private equity practices. Mr. Simons most recently served as vice president of information technology and chief information officer at Abbott

Caldwell Partners Appoints CEO & Board Practice Leader

Caldwell Partners has added Jay Millen as a managing partner, leader of the firm’s CEO & board practice and member of its industrial practice. Based out of Charleston, South Carolina, he joins Gerard Cameron, a partner in the firm’s financial services practice. Mr. Millen joins Caldwell Partners from DHR International, where he served as a vice chairman and

Slone Partners Places Chief Medical Officer at Signal Genetics

Executive recruiters Slone Partners has placed Dr. Richard Bender as chief medical officer at Signal Genetics, a commercial stage, molecular genetics diagnostic company located in Little Rock, AR. Dr. Bender has spent 25 years in clinical practice the majority spent serving as the medical director for oncology / hematology for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. In 2002 he

Search Firms Look To Latin America For Expansion

Talengo, a global leadership consulting and executive search firm, has opened a new office in Mexico and named Borja Díaz-Pache as director. This opening is part of the firm’s expansion plan in the markets where Talengo already operates, including Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Mr. Díaz-Pache has more than 15 years of experience in sales

Two Recruiting Specialists Take Strategic Approach to Identifying Top Talent in Asset Management

Derek Braddock and Bill Matthews are founding partners of BraddockMatthews, a leading search firm with offices in New York and Boston that specializes in recruiting top leaders for the asset management sector. The firm was selected earlier this year by Executive Search Review as one of the ‘Power 60’ – an exclusive ranking of leading search firms

Catalyst Advisors Places Chief Scientific Officer for Mirna Therapeutics

Search firm Catalyst Advisors has recruited Miguel Barbosa, Ph.D. as executive vice president and chief scientific officer of Mirna Therapeutics, Inc. Director Sara Hagar and partner Christos Richards led the assignment. Dr. Barbosa joins the company with 20 years of biopharmaceutical research discovery experience. For the past decade, he served in senior leadership roles at several Johnson & Johnson

Demeter Global Search & Board Advisers Adds Former CTPartners Recruiters

Former CTPartners recruiters Andrew Crawford and Marc Quinton have joined U.K. headquartered Demeter Global Search & Board Advisers as partners. Mr. Crawford was previously a partner at CTPartners where he was a member of the firm’s TMT practice. He focuses specifically on digital and media clients. Recently he has been  responsible for a number of

Polachi Recruits CFO for MAM Software Group

Executive recruiters Polachi Inc. has placed Brian H. Callahan as chief financial officer of MAM Software Group, Inc. Charley Polachi, managing partner, led the assignment. Mr. Callahan joins the company from Alteva, where he served as EVP, CFO, corporate secretary and treasurer. Before that, he was with Expert Global Solutions, where he served in positions of

Pedersen & Partners Opens in Mexico City

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has opened a new office in Mexico City. Luis Miguel Vilatela has joined the firm as the country manager for Mexico and he will head the Mexico City office. This becomes Pedersen & Partners’ seventh established office in the Americas, following the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru. Mr. Vilatela brings a wealth of functional expertise

CDI Corp. Posts 17 Percent Revenue Decline; Acquisitions to Fuel Growth

CDI Corp./(NYSE:CDI) posted third quarter revenues of $244.7 million, a decrease of 17.3 percent, compared to $295.7 million a year ago. Analysts at Reuters had projected revenues of $259 million for the quarter. Management Recruiters International, Inc. (MRI) reported revenues of $13.5 million, a decrease of 9.5 percent compared to the prior-year third quarter, driven by a

Sheffield Haworth Names Technology & Real Estate Practice Leaders

Sheffield Haworth has added Mark Dixon as a managing director in its global technology practice, Jennifer Novack as a managing director / global real estate practice head, and George Gilmartin as an executive director also in its real estate practice. Working in the firm’s London office, Mr. Dixon will focus on facilitating chief digital officer and chief

Ridgeway Partners Names Insurance Sector Specialist

Executive search firm Ridgeway Partners LLC has named Toby Crosthwaite as a partner focusing on the insurance sector in the U.K. and Asia. At Ridgeway Partners, Mr. Crosthwaite will work on senior executive and board level work in the life insurance, general insurance and reinsurance sectors, with a particular focus on global and multinational companies. He will also

American Express Taps Russell Reynolds To Find Directors

American Express has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to help it identify potential new board members, according to Bloomberg. The board is currently chaired by CEO Ken Chenault and has 11 members, all of whom joined the company since he took charge 14 years ago. American Express board members come from backgrounds ranging from healthcare companies to

BSG Team Ventures Recruits iSystems CFO

Boston-headquartered executive search firm BSG Team Ventures has placed Theodore I. Les as chief financial officer for iSystems, LLC, the company behind Evolution HCM. Mr. Les is a finance executive with experience in growing software-as-a-service (SaaS), technology and service-oriented organizations. For the past 15 years, Mr. Les served as the CFO for technology innovator Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc.

Facebook Recruiter Joins VC Firm to Tap Talent In Silicon Valley

Jennifer Holmstrom, a leader on Facebook’s internal executive search team, has joined Highland Capital Partners as a talent partner. She will lead the firm’s talent program in Silicon Valley, focusing on helping portfolio companies recruit, retain, and develop key managers and employees. Ms. Holmstrom will be based in Highland’s Palo Alto office. The early stage venture capital

Grameen Foundation Turns to Isaacson, Miller to Lead CEO Search

The Grameen Foundation has retained Isaacson, Miller to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Vice president and director David Bellshaw is leading the search along with senior associate Emily Chiswick-Patterson and associate Rachel Cylus. The foundation said that the search committee has selected a small group of candidates to move forward. It is likely the final candidate will come from this

Boyden Expands Non-Profit, Government and Education Sectors

Executive search firm Boyden has launched a new non-profit, government and education recruiting practice. Ken Werker, chair of Boyden Canada and managing partner in Vancouver, will lead the firm’s new efforts. According to Mr. Werker, Boyden brings market leadership, strong revenue and a proven track record in the sectors, particularly in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and

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