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DHR International Opens Office in Switzerland

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of its first office in Switzerland. Stefan Binder has joined the firm as managing director to lead the new office in Zurich, which becomes DHR’s 10th office in Europe. DHR has been looking to establish a local presence in the Swiss market for the

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EXEC Adds Former CHRO to Search Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, Brazilian executive search firm EXEC expanded with the addition of former HR executive Cintia Bortotto as partner. She will work in the business division focused on leadership advisory. Ms. Bortotto has more than 24 years of professional

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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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City of Fresno Taps Teri Black & Company to Find Next 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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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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Stanton Chase Opens New Office in Raleigh

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Raleigh, NC. Kathleen Lehman Hajek, who joined the search firm last year, has been named managing director of the new office. In addition to serving companies in the Raleigh/Durham and greater Research Triangle Park area, Stanton Chase has a strong presence in

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Why Trust is the Most Critical Ingredient to a Successful Search

Of all the elements that go into an executive search, the most important is trust, according to Price Harding, founding partner of CarterBaldwin Executive Search, in a new report. “Interestingly, there may not be anything in our lives that is more foundational to both business and personal relationships than trust and yet, for most of

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeks CEO for Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority

Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting has been enlisted to find a new chief executive officer for the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) in Jacksonville, FL. Former CEO Aundra Wallace stepped down last fall to become president of JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development arm of JAX Chamber, the Jacksonville chamber of commerce. Brian Hughes, chief of staff for Jacksonville’s mayor,

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Fogler Consulting Scores New Men’s Head Basketball Coach for UNLV

Universities have been increasingly turning to search firms to fill their top coaching vacancies. Executive search firm Fogler Consulting recently placed T.J. Otzelberger as the men’s head basketball coach for the University of Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV).  Mr. Otzelberger comes to UNLV from South Dakota State University (SDSU), where he compiled a record of 70-33 during his

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Cejka Executive Search Names President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments in the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Cejka Executive Search named Paul Esselman as president. Mr. Esselman, who has served as the firm’s senior executive vice president and managing director since 2005, has more than 20 years of

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Morgan Hunt Appoints Chief Strategy Officer

Executive search firms continue to look for more ways to drive growth — and manage it. To that end, London-based search firm Morgan Hunt has appointed Darren Montagu as chief strategy officer. Mr. Montagu previously spent 27 years working for global recruiting firm Hays plc. His career at Hays saw him starting as a trainee recruiter,

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Spencer Stuart Acquires Several Business Units of Aon

With culture shaping now seen as one of the most important drivers to achieve competitive advantage among companies, many search firms – including the global leaders as well as the boutiques – now offer some variation of it. It includes human capital management, business transformation strategy, leader engagement, talent optimization, organizational development, HR transformation, and leadership and

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Myers McRae Finds 23rd President for Judson College

After a year-long national search, Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting recruited W. Mark Tew as the 23rd president of Judson College, a private Baptist women’s college in Marion, AL. He replaced David E. Potts, who served as president from 1990 until 2018. Emily Myers, CEO of the search firm, led the assignment. From the pool of

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Crawfordconnect Seeks Executive Director for Autism, Neurodevelopmental Disorder Group

Executive search firm crawfordconnect has been retained to find a new executive director for Integrated Services for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ISAND), a Toronto-based non-profit organization. Consultant Liz Latimer is leading the assignment for the search firm. Working closely and reporting directly to the board of directors, ISAND’s executive director will be expected to build and

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ManpowerGroup Posts Nine Percent Revenue Decline

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted third quarter revenues of $5 billion, a decrease of nine percent from the same period a year ago. The results beat Wall Street expectations. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected $4.92 billion in revenues. Financial results in the quarter were also impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to foreign currencies compared to the prior year period. U.S. revenue fell 2.1 percent in the first quarter. Revenue also decreased 9.1

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Kennedy Executive Search Adds Unterberger & Partner as Member Firm

Kennedy Executive Search, a network of independent executive search firms, has added Unterberger & Partner, which has offices in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, as its newest member firm. This provides the organization with further access to the German-speaking markets in Europe. Established in 2007, Unterberger & Partner is led by industry veteran Markus Unterberger and operates

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Recruiters Find New Ways to Add Value for Clients

Technology has changed the game in executive search, making it imperative for recruiters to find new ways of creating value for clients. “With platforms such as LinkedIn providing readily available information on candidates, we’ve seen a disintermediation in the industry,” said John Ellis, CEO of U.K.-headquartered executive search firm Savannah Group, in a new report by Invenias,

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Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Sports Recruiting Practice

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Jamie Crittenberger as a partner in its U.S. sports practice. He will be based in Washington, D.C. “We’re very excited to welcome Jamie to the Odgers team,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “He’s a gold standard recruiter and has more than 20

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Slone Partners Finds CEO for Epic Sciences

Executive search firm Slone Partners has placed Lloyd Sanders as the new CEO of Epic Sciences in San Diego, CA. He replaces Murali Prahalad, who stepped down after six years at the helm to pursue new opportunities. Dr. Prahalad has been appointed to Epic’s board of directors. Leslie Loveless, partner and CEO, led the search along with Kim

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Hanold Associates Seeking CHRO for Myers Industries

Executive recruiters continue to be in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Myers Industries retained Hanold Associates to find its next CHRO. Partners Keri Gavin, Kile Hanold and Sonia Nagra are leading the assignment. “Reporting to Myers Industries’ CEO, David Banyard, the CHRO is a close strategic partner

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Search Solution Group Promotes Three to Key Roles

Staffing and recruitment firm Search Solution Group has promoted three members of its team to key roles within the organization. Eric Fehr becomes vice president of operations. Josh Mangum was named senior director of corporate strategy. And Ashley Goldberg was chosen to lead the contract staffing group and was appointed president of the staffing division.

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Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for the San Francisco 49ers

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Alex Chang as chief marketing officer of the San Francisco 49ers. Managing director Diana Busino led the search along with recruiter Allie Crone. The 49ers wanted a proven marketing leader with a

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Korn Ferry Lands CEO for Recording Academy

Following an extensive search, Korn Ferry has recruited Deborah Dugan, CEO of the non-profit AIDS organization RED, to succeed Neil Portnow as the Recording Academy’s president and CEO. The board now must approve her compensation package before the appointment becomes official. Reportedly, Ms. Dugan is expected to commence her new role in July. Ms. Dugan has been New York City-based RED’s CEO

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Spencer Stuart Finds Board Members for MEDNAX Inc.

Executive search firm Spencer Stuart has recruited Carlos A. Migoya and Michael A. Rucker to stand for election to the board of directors at MEDNAX Inc., a publicly traded health solutions partner specializing in neonatology, anesthesiology, radiology, maternal-fetal medicine, other pediatric services and management services. While conducting the searches, Spencer Stuart evaluated the board’s composition and identified additional director

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Russell Reynolds Associates Adds Former BP HR Leader to Staff

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives and other top corporate executives looking for a career change. Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates recently named veteran HR executive Helena Fyda as a consultant in the firm’s corporate officers’ practice. Based in Houston, Ms. Fyda will work closely with C-suite-level executives to help drive

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EMA Partners Opens New Office in Colombia

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, EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, strengthened its presence

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Why Your Board Needs a CHRO

Few would argue against the vital importance of a strong business strategy in establishing direction and planning growth for a company. Strategy, however, represents only half the formula for corporate success. Without a forward-looking human resources plan – a subset of the business strategy designed to maintain and engage the people required to execute the

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Academic Search Seeks President for Athens State University

In a search spearheaded by education-focused executive recruiter Academic Search, Athens State University in Alabama has narrowed the choices for its next president to four finalists. Senior consultants John W. Garland and Eric Richtmyer are leading the assignment for the Washington, D.C.-based search firm. The school’s previous president, Robert Glenn, resigned last year to accept the

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Morris & Berger Recruits CEO for World of Children

The non-profit sector is one of the fastest growing areas within executive search today. Recently, Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, placed Stefaan Poortman as executive director of World of Children in Irvine, CA. “After conducting a nationwide executive search, it is an honor and a privilege to welcome Stefaan

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20/20 Foresight Names Leader of New York Offices

Chicago-based 20/20 Foresight Executive Search and 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing have announced the appointment of Rebecca Wilson as managing director, leading the sister companies’ New York offices. Ms. Wilson has more than 25 years experience working for top financial services companies specializing in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing. She previously held senior roles with Citibank, First USA Bank (acquired

Odgers Berndtson Appoints National Diversity Practice Leader for Canada

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has named Jane Griffith as national diversity leader for the firm’s Canadian operations. With a focus on the recruitment of senior leaders in the academic sector, Ms. Griffith has worked with universities, colleges and not-for-profit organizations in Canada. Prior to joining Odgers, she was partner and practice leader for the academic and non-profit practice at

PRAXI Alliance Adds GattiHR and Academic Search As Member Firms

Global search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search has added GattiHR and Academic Search International as its newest member firms. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, 21 countries and 57 offices worldwide. With offices in Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia, GattiHR specializes in executive search, workforce analytics and HR technology services. The firm’s workforce analytical services are offered in key

Here Are Five Types of Millennials You Need to Know

Millennials have surpassed baby boomers in the United States as the largest living generation, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Defined as those born roughly between 1983 and 2000, they are a generation worldwide that is changing everything — from work and spending patterns to the adoption of new technology, innovation, and regulation.

Lands’ End CEO Search Goes to Heidrick & Struggles

Lands’ End, Inc. has retained the services of Heidrick & Struggles to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. After only two years on the job, Federica Marchionni has stepped down, leaving the company without a permanent CEO as the holiday season approaches. Lands’ End, which was spun off from Sears in 2014, tapped Ms. Marchionni to help transform

Polachi Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for ViralGains

Executive search firm Polachi Inc. has placed Julie Ginches as chief marketing officer of ViralGains, a leader in consumer-centric video distribution. Managing director Peter Polachi led the search. As a chief marketing officer with over 20 years of marketing experience, Ms. Ginches is recognized as an innovative digital change agent with a proven track for creating world class brands

NGS Global Opens New Office In Istanbul

Executive search firm NGS Global has opened a new office in Istanbul, Turkey. Can Onen will serve as managing partner of the new location. Mr. Onen has extensive experience conducting C-level and senior leadership search assignments for global and domestic companies from a broad range of industries, including energy, advanced technology, telecom, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), retail, automotive and

Living Longer With Better Quality and the Right People

To say the healthcare sector is experiencing rapid growth and sweeping change would be an understatement. To meet these challenges, healthcare companies desperately need top flight talent. In the process, they (like everyone else) are grappling with which route is best: looking to the largest search providers with the most extensive global reach or turning

Women’s Cybersecurity and Risk Management Forum Partners With (ISC)2

Alta Associates and The Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF) has formed a partnership with The International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2. The alliance aims to provide insights that will highlight cybersecurity workforce trends, explore the role of women in cybersecurity and shape policy decisions in enterprise, government, and higher education. (ISC)2

Russell Reynolds Associates Conducting C-Suite Searches for Cambridge Teaching Hospital

Russell Reynolds Associates has been tapped by internationally renowned teaching hospital Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to find a new chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Cambridge University Hospitals is one of the leading teaching hospitals in the U.K., recognized as a center of excellence and innovation. With an income of more than $900

Montclair Public Library Turns to Bradbury Miller to Find Next Leader

Executive search firm Bradbury Miller Associates, formerly known as Gossage Sager Associates, has been retained by the Montclair Public Library to find a new director. David Hinkley has informed the board of directors that he will be retiring at the end of the year. Dan Bradbury, Bradbury Miller managing partner, is leading the search. His firm placed Mr. Hinkley into

Frazer Jones Appoints Head of HR Recruitment for North Asia

Executive search firm Frazer Jones, part of The SR Group, has named Michelle Jackson as head of HR recruitment for North Asia. Based in the firm’s Hong Kong office, she will be focused on building the Frazer Jones brand throughout the region. Ms. Jackson has strong experience placing senior HR executives – typically up through Asia Pacific

Boyden Continues Pittsburgh Expansion

Executive search firm Boyden has added Gary Claus as a partner in its Pittsburgh office. Mr. Claus is well known for his expertise in financial and professional services recruiting. Most recently, he served eight years as a managing director with Jade Group LLC, an executive search and consulting firm specializing in assignments for senior level executives

Analytic and Assessment Tools Gain Traction Among Headhunters

Search firms continue to expand into new areas whether it be via acquisition, alliance or launching new services. The trend has been seen at large recruiters and small boutiques alike as recruiters hope to provide clients with best-in-class services for finding, assessing, onboarding and retaining their senior level talent. The latest meeting of the minds?

Diversified Search Acquires Life Sciences Specialist BioQuest

Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive search firms in the U.S., has acquired San Francisco-based BioQuest, a recruiting boutique specialist serving healthcare innovators in the life sciences market. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Under the terms of the agreement, BioQuest will operate as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary within Diversified

FelCor Taps Spencer Stuart to Lead Its CEO Search

Spencer Stuart has been retained by FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Richard A. Smith, the company’s former president and CEO, has retired. Troy A. Pentecost, FelCor’s long-time chief operating officer and a 35-year veteran of the hospitality industry, has been appointed to the additional positions of president and interim

Taylor Winfield Recruits President and CEO for Farm Foundation

Executive search firm Taylor Winfield has placed Constance Cullman as president and chief executive officer of Farm Foundation. Ms. Cullman will be the seventh leader to serve as president since the organization was founded in 1933. She succeeds Neilson Conklin, who has served as president since 2008. In 2015, Mr. Conklin announced his plans to retire. Previously, Ms. Cullman

IMD International Adds Member Firms in Palo Alto and London

IMD International Search Group has added Palo Alto, CA-based Fortra Executive Search and London-headquartered Hill Coates Associates as its newest member firms. Fortra Executive Search is a boutique firm specialized in the specific niche of the venture-funded and private equity technology market in San Francisco. Andy Grosso, who has a background of 11 years in executive search and

In a Three Generational Workforce, Baby Boomers Provide the Backbone

Baby Boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, are still some the most motivated and driven members of the workforce, according to a newly released survey by the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry. Interestingly, the survey revealed that Baby Boomers will be working for far longer following the global recession. As a result, businesses should

University of Arizona Taps R. William Funk to Recruit Next President

Executive search firm R. William Funk & Associates has been selected by the University of Arizona to finds its next president. The board of regents has previously announced UA president Ann Weaver Hart’s decision not to seek an extension to her current contract as president. Recruiting firm founder and president R. William Funk will lead the assignment. His

ON Partners Recruits Director to ADTRAN

Executive search firm ON Partners has recruited Jacqueline Hourigan Rice as a new member of the board of directors at NASDAQ-listed ADTRAN, Inc. Partner Matthew A. Mooney led the search on behalf of ON Partners. Ms. Hourigan Rice is executive vice president and chief risk & compliance officer at Target. At Target, she is responsible for managing enterprise and vendor risk, corporate security

Kingfisher Talent Launched to Serve Life Science Companies

Kingfisher Talent has been launched to provide executive search services to life sciences companies in Massachusetts. The company is a Boston-based consortium of six luminaries who are experts in their respective fields. Leading the team is Lucy Watson-Baker, an executive search veteran in the life sciences industry. Ms. Watson-Baker has worked in executive search and talent acquisition for over 15 years. She was previously a

Conroy Ross Partners Names Toronto Managing Partner

Executive search firm Conroy Ross Partners has named Peter Zukow as managing partner of its Toronto office. Mr. Zukow brings to the firm over 20 years of executive search experience recruiting senior talent to a wide cross section of industries, including consumer goods, retail, industrial, pharma / biotech, insurance, and financial services. Previously, he served as

Top Hurdles for Finding and Retaining Top Talent

Low pay is the top reason why applicants turn down jobs, while lack of advancement opportunities is the main reason employees leave jobs, according to a just-released survey of businesses released by Express Employment Professionals. The report was designed to reveal the hurdles that stop applicants from accepting jobs, as well as the top reasons employees

Heidrick & Struggles Begins CEO Successor Search for Ruby Tuesday

The board of directors of Ruby Tuesday has retained Heidrick & Struggles to begin a search for a permanent president and CEO, following the resignation of James J. “JJ” Buettgen. The company has appointed F. Lane Cardwell Jr. as interim president and CEO while the search is being conducted. According to industry sources, the board called

Korn Ferry Names Financial Services Sector Leaders

Korn Ferry has made multiple leadership moves within its global financial services practice. Eric Pikus, who previously served as the firm’s sector leader for asset management as well as consumer and commercial banking in its New York office, will now serve as head of North America, global financial market for the firm. Throughout his career, Mr.

Caldwell Partners Recruits CFO for Academic Partnerships

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has placed Jeff Dawson as chief financial officer of Dallas-headquartered Academic Partnerships. Mercedes Chatfield-Taylor, head of Caldwell Partners’ private equity and venture capital recruiting practice, led the search. Mr. Dawson comes to Academic Partnerships after more than eight years with Match.com where he held multiple leadership positions. Mostly recently, he was CFO of dating at Match and just

Witt/Kieffer Appoints IT Practice Co-Leaders

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has named principals Hillary Ross and Chris Wierz as co-leaders of its information technology practice. Ms. Ross, based in Oak Brook, IL, is an experienced healthcare information technology executive search consultant. She specializes in the recruitment of senior level physicians and other clinicians, and conducts searches for chief medical information officers and chief health informatics officers.

Finding Leaders to Inspire and Direct In the Digital Age

An explosive new recruiting mandate has been emerging for executive search consultants keen on offering innovative expertise to their clients and finding new avenues to growth: finding leaders who can inspire and direct companies in the digital age. It is the latest directive to be placed in the lap of executive recruiters by companies eager to

Korn Ferry In Hunt for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation CEO

Korn Ferry has been retained by the influential Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey has headed the $10 billion private foundation since 2003. Established in 1972, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the largest U.S. philanthropy focused solely on health. The foundation’s goal, through the

Egon Zehnder Recruits CEO for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Egon Zehnder has recruited Olivier Chavy as chief executive officer of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. Jean-Gabriel Pérès had previously announced his intention to retire after 17 years of leadership. The company sought a new CEO that could “drive value-accretive initiatives” which include the development of commercial activities and the delivery of system integration, enhanced distribution and active yield management, according

TRANSEARCH Opens New Offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town

TRANSEARCH International has opened two offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The Johannesburg team is headed up by Zinhle Matentji, who will serve as chief executive officer of the new location. She has a strong focus on financial services, consumer, retail, petrochemical, logistics /supply chain, mining and chemicals. With over 16 years of experience in the executive

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