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University of Vermont Picks Witt/Kieffer to Find New President

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has been selected to find the next president for the University of Vermont (UVM). Leading the search are Robin Mamlet, managing partner of the firm’s education practice, Dennis M. Barden, senior partner, and Robert W. Luke, senior associate. “UVM seeks in its new president a leader with the intellectual and aspirational

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Ropella Group Seeks President for Swan Chemical

The Ropella Group, an executive search firm specializing in the chemical, consumer products and technology industries, has launched a new search on behalf of Thomas Swan & Company to find a new president for its Swan Chemical Inc. (SCI) organization. The current leader, Chuck Van Fleet, is preparing to retire after 21 years with the company.

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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.


Luxury Recruit Strengthens Search Staff

Luxury Recruit, an executive search firm focused on the retail, fashion and luxury industry, has expanded with the addition of Olivier Parent as managing partner. In his new role, Mr. Parent leads the day-to-day activities of the firm, working closely with CEO Mohammed Mirza. Mr. Parent brings a wealth of experience to the role. He

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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?


AIMS Expands Into Belgium

AIMS International has strengthened its presence in Europe with the creation of AIMS International Belgium. The firm has appointed Olivier Legrand as managing partner to lead the new location. The office in Belgium offers the full range of executive search, leadership development and HR process consulting services provided by AIMS International. After more than 20 years in senior and general management positions in


The Impact of the Gig Economy on Recruiting

Working nine to five for a single employer bears little resemblance to the way a substantial share of the workforce makes a living today. Millions of people pull together various income streams and work independently, rather than in structured payroll jobs. This is hardly a new phenomenon, yet it has never been well measured in

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Quick Leonard Kieffer Seeking Chief Medical Officer for Norwegian American Hospital

Executive recruitment firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has been selected by Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago to lead its search for a new chief medical officer. Founder and vice chairman Roger Quick is leading the assignment along with principal Lindsey Hochman. Reporting to the president and chief executive officer of the hospital, the chief medical officer is

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Morris & Berger Seeking New Leader for World of Children

Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, has been enlisted by World of Children in Irvine, CA, to spearhead its search for a new executive director. World of Children seeks an entrepreneurial, visionary leader and fundraiser to oversee and propel its next phase of growth in service of the world’s


Witt/Kieffer Names Managing Director for Europe and the Middle East

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Inga Walter as managing director to develop its life sciences, healthcare and higher education practices across Europe and the Middle East. “With sweeping changes taking place in the business and regulatory environment internationally, the industry will need dynamic, nimble leaders who understand global challenges and pressure points,” said Morten Nielsen,


Gilbert Tweed Joins Friisberg & Partners International

Friisberg & Partners International has added Gilbert Tweed International in New York City as its newest member firm. “This is a big step forward,” said founder Janet Tweed. “We are delighted with this arrangement. It is a clear statement of intent, that we are determined to offer our clients the same level of commitment and results in Europe


The Omerta Group Strengthens U.S. Operations with Acquisition

London-headquartered executive search firm The Omerta Group (TOG) has expanded its operations in the U.S. with the recent acquisition of New York-based recruiting firm Gollin Associates, which is led by Deborah Gollin. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Ms. Gollin will serve as co-head of the search outfit’s U.S. practice alongside Michael Stover,


Odgers Berndtson Adds CFO Practice Co-Leader and Life Sciences Partner

Rounding out a year of explosive U.S. growth, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has added two more new partners. Longtime search professional Russell Boyle joins the firm as a partner and co-leader of the firm’s CFO practice in the U.S., while Evan McClure signs on as a partner in the life sciences and healthcare practices. “Russell

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The Lancer Group Finds New CFO for Beneplace

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, recently placed John Pence as chief financial officer of Beneplace, a leading provider of voluntary benefits to Fortune 1000 companies and government institutions. The assignment was led by Scott Dunklee, partner; Dashan Subramaniam, consultant; and Liliana Corona, who is in charge of marketing and business

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Renovata Finds Chief Product Officer for IDnow

Renovata, a global executive search firm with offices in London, New York, Berlin and Stockholm, has placed Vikas Seth as chief product officer of IDnow in Munich. Partner Thomas Jepsen led the assignment. “We are delighted to continue building out the senior team at IDnow as it gains momentum as the leader in identity automation,” said Mr.


Talentor International Adds Scottish Search Firm to Network

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. One such group, Talentor International, has added Scottish search specialist Denholm Associates as


Uncertainty Aside, Employers Look to Ramp up Hiring In 2019

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the first quarter of 2019, with 23 percent of employers planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors said they are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain

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DHR International Leads Head Football Coach Search for Utah State

As the college football season comes to a close for teams not competing in the postseason, expect to see a lot of firing and hiring activity involving coaches. Schools are expected to continue to turn to search firms to fill the resulting vacancies. Glenn Sugiyama, managing partner and global sports practice leader at DHR International,

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Envision Consulting Seeks Executive Director for Jay Nolan Community Services

Envision Consulting has been selected to find the next executive director for Jay Nolan Community Services (JNCS), a Mission Hills, CA-based non-profit which provides support services to those with autism and other developmental disabilities. JNCS’ current leader, Jeff Strully, is retiring effective Dec. 31, after 25 years with the organization. The Pasadena, CA-based search firm


Boyden Continues Recent Expansion in Chicago

Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. The firm recently named Chuck Pembroke as a partner in Chicago. Mr. Pembroke joins Boyden with a track record in consulting and executive leadership spanning general management, strategic planning, commercial, innovation and M&A roles. His work in executive search includes the placement of senior executives


Signium Opens Office in Rio de Janeiro

Executive search consortium Signium has opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro. It becomes the organization’s second office in the region, joining its location in São Paulo “It was a great experience to be in Brazil at an exciting time as their national election concluded,” said Alastair Paton, chairman. “We are incredibly proud of the speed with

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Gannett Co. Turns to Egon Zehnder to Find CEO

Gannett Co. has initiated a succession process to find a successor to president and CEO Robert Dickey, who recently informed its board of directors that he intends to retire. The company has engaged Egon Zehnder to assist in evaluating both internal and external candidates for the role. “Succession planning is one of a board’s greatest


Charles Aris Expands Private Equity Recruiting Practice

Greensboro, NC-based executive search firm Charles Aris Inc. recently expanded its professional services offering with the addition of Lucas Durr to its finance and accounting recruiting practice. Teaming with Jim Etling, who leads the firm’s recruitment services in finance and accounting and serves as its primary practice leader in private equity, Mr. Durr will identify and recruit leaders

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Healthcare Recruiters Now Seek Leaders with Blending Skillsets

This is the time of year that most people start thinking about what to give and do for others during the holidays. For business leaders, it is the season of year-end financials, annual evaluations and budget approvals, holiday parties and winter break. It is also a time to reflect on the year that is coming to a

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Kingsley Gate Partners Finds CHRO for Greif

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resources officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. The best HR chiefs are seen as integral strategic advisors to the C-suite, and the ones in demand are those who are sounding boards for CEOs, report recruiters focused on the space. Why is there such


Stanton Chase Opens Office in Perth

Stanton Chase International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of a new office in Perth, Australia, led by directors Tony Taylor and Greg Preston. They bring a combined 55 years of executive search and business experience in the industries most relevant to the region. The expansion into the Western Australian market represents an important


Jobs Report Points to Potential Uncertainty Ahead

Employers added 155,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 190,000. The November gain is the 97th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people stands at

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Ventura Partners Seeks Football Coach for Kansas State University

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been chosen to lead the search for Kansas State University’s next football coach. This week, Bill Snyder, the winningest coach in the school’s history, announced his retirement after 27 seasons, and one previous retirement. Partner Chad Chatlos will spearhead the nationwide search for Ventura Partners. Mr. Snyder, 79, leaves

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Harvey Hohauser & Associates Finds CFO for Tweddle Group

Executive search firm Harvey Hohauser & Associates (HH&A) has placed Mariam Iskandarani as the new CFO of Tweddle Group in Clinton Township, MI. “We’re entering an exciting phase of growth at Tweddle Group, so we were determined to find the ideal person for the role of CFO,” said Brian Suszek, CEO of the firm. “Once we met with Mariam, the


Randstad Sourceright Creates New Model of Total Talent Management

Randstad Sourceright has unveiled the latest evolution of its managed service provider (MSP) offerings aimed at helping organizations manage today’s complex contingent workforce. The new model, called “MSP Ahead,” is based on the company’s “Step>Edge>Ahead” contingent talent consulting framework. It provides an advanced contingent workforce management solution that combines human cloud platforms, talent community technologies, supply chain management,

Employers Continue Hiring Millennials In Candidate Driven Market

Sixty seven percent of employers say they plan to hire recent college graduates this spring, a rise from last year and the strongest Millennial hiring outlook since 2007, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder. The study also found that more than a third (37 percent) of employers plan to offer recent college graduates higher pay than last

Korn Ferry Recruits Growth Energy Chief

Korn Ferry has recruited Emily Skor as chief executive officer of Growth Energy. She succeeds Tom Buis, who assumed a new role as co-chairman of Growth Energy’s board of directors last summer. Korn Ferry worked alongside a search committee, including Growth Energy board members from Front Range Energy, Green Plains Inc., Marquis Energy and Poet. Ms. Skor

Heidrick & Struggles Expands Culture Shaping Staff

Heidrick & Struggles‘ culture shaping firm Senn Delaney has added five new principals to expand its capability and meet increasing demand for its organizational culture transformation services. The newly appointed leaders will serve clients globally from home bases in Chicago, Huntington Beach, Boston, Los Angeles and Dallas.  Senn Delaney’s new culture consultants bring backgrounds in strategy consulting, human capital management, business transformation

Marlin Hawk Expands West Coast Operation

Executive search firm Marlin Hawk has named Chris Crowe as senior consultant in its San Francisco office. Mr. Crowe will provide talent management and executive search services to West Coast tech clients and, as a strategic partner to the firm’s New York operation, will use his cross-industry and cross-functional experience to support clients in other sectors.

Chartwell Partners to Lead Chief Compliance Officer Search for Amedisys

Executive search firm Chartwell Partners has been retained by Amedisys to lead its search for a senior vice president and chief compliance officer. Amedisys is a leading healthcare company focused on bringing home the continuum of care. Its delivers personalized healthcare services to patients and their families, in the comfort of patients’ homes, with approximately 10

Odgers Berndtson Taps Ideal Leader for Pharma Giant Valeant

Odgers Berndtson has recruited Joseph C. Papa as chairman and chief executive officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. The placement of Mr. Papa comes just weeks after Valeant revealed that its embattled CEO, J. Michael Pearson, was leaving after eight years with the company. The search was led by Odgers U.S. vice chairman and director John Hawkins, who

Diversified Search Posts Record Revenues for 2015

Diversified Search has posted revenues of $37.5 million, a 12 percent increase, for 2015. Over the course of last year, the firm’s average fees also rose, by 10 percent, to $90,000 per assignment. Its 44 consultants completed over 400 search mandates in 2015, working from nine offices. Diversified now ranks as the ninth largest search firm

Norman Broadbent Appoints Group CEO

U.K.-headquartered executive recruiter Norman Broadbent has appointed Mike Brennan (pictured) as group chief executive officer. Current executive chairman, Scanes Bentley, will revert to the non-executive chairman role with immediate effect. Mr. Brennan brings a wealth of experience built up over 20 years within the global executive recruitment market and more recently the broader recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) market. He

Waverly Partners Leading CEO Search for Center for Health Affairs

Executive search firm Waverly Partners has been retained by The Center for Health Affairs / CHAMPS Healthcare to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. After 14 years of service to the organization, current president and CEO, Bill Ryan, said he is stepping down at the end of the year. “I’ve always felt

Robert Half Posts Eight Percent Revenue Increase

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) posted first quarter revenues of $1.3 billion, up eight percent from a year ago, meeting Wall Street’s forecasts. Strong revenue growth boosted by broad-based and increasing demand for the company’s professional recruiting services, particularly in the U.S., have proved to be Robert Half’s strength for the past four years. The Menlo Park, California-based

Heidrick Posts 13 Percent Revenue Rise; Culture Business Flat

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted first quarter revenues of $130.2 million, a 13.1 percent increase from revenues of $115.2 million during the same period a year ago. This topped Wall Street forecasts, which had expected $125.3 million. Excluding the impact of exchange rate fluctuations which negatively impacted results by $3.3 million, or 2.9 percent, consolidated net revenue increased $18.3 million

SPMB Taps Chief Product Officer for SendGrid

San Francisco-based search firm SPMB has placed Steve Sloan as chief product officer of email delivery platform SendGrid. Jon Landau, Rocky Mountains practice leader at SPMB, led the assignment. As SendGrid’s chief product officer, Mr. Sloan is responsible for leading product strategy, UI/UX, and the development of SendGrid’s product roadmap. He previously led Marketo’s global product organization, including its

Boyden Recruits CEO for YMCA Canada

Executive search firm Boyden has recruited Peter Dinsdale as president and chief executive officer of YMCA Canada. He succeeds Scott Haldane who earlier this year ended his 39 year career with the YMCA to become the first fulltime CEO of the Rideau Hall Foundation. Mr. Dinsdale is a strategic leader who has demonstrated his ability to

CareerSMITH Names Government Practice Sector Leader

Executive search firm CareerSMITH has appointed Matthew Carroll (pictured) as vice president and partner. Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Mr. Carroll will lead the firm’s government practice focused on federal contractor clients across the defense, intelligence, management & operations, design-build, and remediation services sectors. He joins CareerSMITH from Fluor Corporation, a multibillion dollar, global engineering

Burns Tempest Launches In U.K.

Executive search veteran David Winterburn (pictured) has launched Burns Tempest, a senior level executive search and selection business that will specialize in a range of assignments throughout the U.K. The firm has opened in London and Leeds. Mr. Winterburn brings more than 26 years of executive recruitment experience to his new venture. He has experience in a number

Spencer Stuart Closing In On Next President for Boston Library

After engaging more than 100 candidates for the top leadership post at Boston Public Library, recruiting firm Spencer Stuart is narrowing the field down to two to four candidates. A search committee formed to oversee the selection will bring those finalists in front of the library’s board of trustees later this spring, with an eye on installing a new

Harvard Group In Hunt for Six Directors for Reeve Foundation

Executive search firm Harvard Group International (HGI) has been selected by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to recruit six new board members. Chuck Cain, a senior partner active in the firm’s non-profit practice, is heading the search. “Our board of directors acts as a compass to provide the overarching direction for the Reeve Foundation and ensure

Marketing Firm Launches Bassett & Bassett Executive Search

Bassett & Bassett Executive Search LLC has been launched by Bassett & Bassett Communication Managers and Counselors, a global strategic communication management and marketing firm. Victor A. Koppang has been appointed its president and chief executive officer. The new search firm focuses on finding primarily C-level leadership for organizations. Its clients range from individual entrepreneurs to FORTUNE 100

Morgan Hunt Names CEO

U.K.-based executive search firm Morgan Hunt has named Sue Cooper (pictured) as chief executive officer. The firm also announced several other key leadership changes. The appointment comes at a time when women are making huge strides at similar boutique recruiting providers, from being named to run them, to forming their own search businesses, or heading up important practices within. They

Invenias Secures $2.8 Million In Funding

Invenias, a U.K.-headquartered global cloud-based platform for executive and strategic hiring, has secured $2.8 million in funding. The financing package includes $1.1 million in new funding from existing investor MMC Ventures, supported by $1.7 million in debt funding from Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks. The funding will be used to help the firm execute on its international

ManpowerGroup Posts Flat Revenues

ManpowerGroup / (NYSE:MAN) posted first quarter revenues of $4.6 billion, a one percent increase from revenues of $4.5 billion a year ago. The company’s performance missed Wall Street forecasts which had expected $4.62 billion. The staffing company reported first-quarter net income of $71.7 million, or 98 cents per share, up from $65.7 million, or 83 cents per share, in the

The Buffkin Group Recruits CTO for Ashford.com

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has placed Vijay Murali as chief technology officer of Ashford.com. The search was led by managing partner Craig Buffkin. With more than 15 years of experience in senior technology leadership roles, Mr. Murali joins the Ashford team from Fabric.com, an Amazon subsidiary and a worldwide leader in the online retail of custom-cut-to-length quilt, apparel,

Korn Ferry Lands Timberwolves Head Coach In One Week

Korn Ferry has placed Tom Thibodeau as the new coach and president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The appointment comes just after a week of the team relieved interim coach Sam Mitchell of his duties following the season finale. Minnesota ended the season with the fifth worst record in the NBA at 29-53. The team missed

Pedersen & Partners Appoints Board Services Head

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners has added Paola Gutierrez Velandia to its Madrid team as head of board services for Iberia and Latin America. Ms. Gutierrez Velandia has over 16 years of market leading expertise in working with a wide range of clients and key stakeholders in the areas of corporate governance, board services, shareholder engagement, and

Speaking the Language of a Client

Launching a new business is no easy task. It requires ideas, talented people, a synergistic culture and a full understanding of the product or service at hand. When Clark Beecher and Tim Reagan departed search firm Magellan International, where they first met and worked side-by-side for a number of years, they had all of this

Social Media Making New Inroads In Hiring Process

Job seekers are putting social media to work, as approximately 3.3 million job applications were submitted using social media profiles to pre-populate online submission forms, according to latest iCIMS ‘Job Seekers Get Social’ report, which analyzes the role of social networks such as LinkedIn, Google+ and Facebook in the job application process. The report presents data on the

CarterBaldwin Recruits First Female Provost for Wheaton College

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Dr. Margaret Diddams as provost of Wheaton College. She succeeds Dr. Stanton Jones, who announced last year that he will step down as provost and return to teaching at the end of the 2015 / 2016 academic year. The search was led by CarterBaldwin consultant Debby White and founding partner Price Harding. Dr. Diddams, an alumni

JDG Associates Heading CEO Search for Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine

Executive search firm JDG Associates Ltd. has been retained by the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) to lead its search for a chief executive officer. The assignment is being led by principal Paul Belford, who has completed more than 250 client searches, most at the CEO level. The incoming AIHM CEO will be responsible for staff leadership and development

JBK Associates Opens In Geneva

New Jersey-based executive search firm JBK Associates International has opened an office in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of its international expansion plans. The new location, led by managing director Elaine L. Arozarena (pictured), provides the firm with access to Switzerland’s sizable life sciences community. Ms. Arozarena is a founding partner of Global Strategic Advise Services and its

Korn Ferry Adds Seven Partners From Professional Services Firms

Korn Ferry has added seven senior client partners to the firm as global account leaders, bolstering its ranks from professional service consulting leaders and bringing a diverse range of experience across multiple industries. Korn Ferry’s new partners bring backgrounds in performance improvement, human resource strategy, business process improvement, M&A, enterprise technology, global risk management, and transformational

Employees More Than Ready to Jump Ship for Higher Pay

More than half of employees globally (56 percent) believe they must switch companies in order to make a meaningful change in their compensation, according to the ‘Global Salary Transparency Survey‘ released by Glassdoor. The report also found that the majority of employees globally (69 percent) wish they had a better understanding about what is actually fair market

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