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Fisher Leadership Announces New Services

Australia-based executive search firm Fisher Leadership has announced that its founder and director Jo Fisher is joining forces with HR advisory and leadership specialist Michelle Loader of Advancity to expand the reach and services of the firm. Joining the well-established managing partners Liz Jones and Andrew Norton, are Gabriel Edwards of Engaging People to lead

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Spencer Stuart Recruits First Woman Leader for RBS

Financial services organizations, generally, are facing a new competitive landscape, regulatory challenges and a constant struggle to manage cost and efficiency. This requires strategic leaders – male and female – with a multidimensional skill-set. But there’s a big problem – in most countries, while women represent about half of the financial services industry – precious few

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How to Run Better Executive Searches with Real-Time Collaboration

Learn how real-time collaboration helps top executive search firms improve time-to-hire, retention, team cohesiveness, and more.

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WittKieffer Brings in Former AD to Head College Athletics Leadership Recruitment

Executive search firm WittKieffer has expanded with the addition of former athletic director Jeff Compher as a new principal in its education practice, where he will head recruitment for directors of athletics, coaches and other college sports leaders. “Jeff is a highly respected figure in college sports,” said Zach Smith, managing partner of WittKieffer’s education practice. “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?

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Polachi Inc. Appoints Principal

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. Just recently, executive search firm Polachi Inc. promoted John Atsalis to principal. Since joining Polachi in 2015, Mr. Atsalis has executed on an extensive portfolio of retained C-suite and VP searches for high growth technology companies ranging from venture to private equity and

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Longevity and Integrity Prove Hard to Beat at 4D Executive Search

When it comes to her work of placing human resources executives for companies, Robin Levitt, president of 4D Executive Search has two main sources of pride. One is her integrity as a search professional. The other is her longevity in a marketplace that has grown increasingly complex and competitive since she conducted her first HR

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Carney, Sandoe & Associates Finds Head of School for Boston University Academy

Senior consultants Ben Bolté and Peter Phillip of recruiting firm Carney, Sandoe & Associates have placed Christos Kolovos as the new head of school for Boston University Academy. He will assume his role next summer. “It became clear that Mr. Kolovos’ exceptional track record of organizational leadership, his expansive worldview and forward-looking curricular focus, and his talent for relationship-building

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Howard Fischer Associates Recruits CFO for Arctic Glacier

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In recent months, search firms of all varieties have placed CFOs at various companies. Recently, Philadelphia-headquartered executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates placed Marc Mongulla as the new chief financial officer of Arctic Glacier. He

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Sheffield Haworth Acquires S&H Consulting

Global leadership advisory and executive search firm Sheffield Haworth has continued its recent growth with the acquisition of S&H Consulting, a change management and business transformation consultancy to tier-one banks and other financial institutions. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. The acquisition follows the recent growth of Sheffield Haworth’s Consulting Solutions team, with several senior and

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Talentor International Adds TurningPoint Executive Search to Network

Executive search consortium Talentor International has expanded its presence with the addition of TurningPoint Executive Search in San Diego, CA. TurningPoint Executive Search offers a comprehensive approach to placing mid- and senior-level sales, marketing, operations and executive leadership talent throughout Southern California, the U.S. and internationally. The firm has placed over 400 high performing professionals by partnering

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Tackling Gender Imbalance between Boards and Executive Teams

Much has been written about gender diversity in the boardrooms of the world’s largest companies. But all of the focus on boards tends to detract from a much bigger issue – the troubling state of gender balance in top leadership teams. Board diversity is celebrated in annual reports and, for many companies, achieving a 40

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Ventura Partners Tapped by Rutgers University to Find Head Football Coach

Executive recruitment firm Ventura Partners has been selected by Rutgers University to assist in its search for a new head football coach. With the Scarlet Knights holding a win-loss record of 1-5 this season, the Big Ten Conference school recently fired Chris Ash and appointed Nunzio Campanile as the team’s interim head coach. Partner Chad Chatlos is leading the search

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Herbert Mines Associates Recruits CFO for Lumber Liquidators

New York-based executive recruiter Herbert Mines Associates has placed Nancy Walsh as the new CFO of Lumber Liquidators Holdings, a specialty retailer of hardwood flooring. Martin D. Agard recently stepped down and Timothy J. Mulvaney, the company’s chief accounting officer, had been serving as interim CFO. “The board and I are excited to add someone with Nancy’s broad retail

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Bullhorn Enhances VMS Sync Solution

Bullhorn Inc., which provides cloud-based customer relationship management and operations solutions for the staffing industry, has announced an enhancement to its existing Bullhorn VMS Sync solution that allows companies to submit candidates from an applicant tracking system (ATS) into a vendor management system (VMS). Bullhorn VMS Sync, launched last year and formerly known as Fyre

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AvS – International Trusted Advisors Creates Advisory Board

AvS – International Trusted Advisors, a global executive search and ownership advisory firm headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, has created a new advisory board of international top executives. Luisa Delgado, Tony Bogod, Wolfgang Colberg and Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard will advise the firm as its looks to expand internationally. All of the advisors have extensive management careers and

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Integrating New CEOs Quickly for Fast Track Results

In a business environment constantly disrupted by everything from politics to climate change to technology, boards of directors are increasingly seeking leaders from outside their own executive ranks. Last year, 44 percent of S&P 500 companies that hired a new CEO hired an outsider to meet new challenges. That makes a smooth onboarding process just as

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Spencer Stuart Recruits CHRO for Harvard Law School

A number of universities have turned to search firms to find new CHROs. Spencer Stuart recently placed HR veteran Roxanne Armbruster as the new assistant dean and CHRO of Harvard Law School, the oldest continuously operating law school in the U.S. The search firm was seeking someone with at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience

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Sterling Martin Associates Taps Leader for National Creditors Bar Association

Sterling Martin Associates, an executive search firm which specializes in recruitment for associations and other non-profit organizations, has placed the new executive director of the National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) in University Park, FL. Liz Terry, vice president of business practices and member engagement at the Investment Advisor Association, takes over from Robin Cole, who

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JM Search Forms Dedicated IT Practice to Assist Public and Private Equity-Backed Companies

JM Search, a senior level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has created a dedicated information technology executives practice to assist public and private equity-backed companies in identifying and recruiting high-performance technology leaders. The firm also announced that Ben Millrood, a 30-year veteran in technology consulting, has joined as a

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ClearPath Solutions Expands Search Team

Irvine, CA-based executive search firm ClearPath Solutions has expanded with the addition of Julie Wetzel as vice president of client relations. This is a new position to meet the expanding needs of the firm’s growing client base. “From our first meeting, I knew that Julie’s passion and commitment to excellence would be an ideal fit with our team,” said Helen

Executives Don’t See Recession in Near Future

A new Express Employment Professionals poll found an overwhelming majority of business leaders surveyed don’t expect a recession within the next six months, despite increased media focus on the possibility of an upcoming economic downturn. The survey found that just four percent of businesses expect a recession in the next three months, while only 14 percent

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McCormack+Kristel Tapped by TransForm to Find New Leader

The economic strength of the non-profit field has increased in recent years and it is now the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million non-profit organizations employ 10.7 million people and produce revenue in excess of $1.9 trillion. This has certainly kept search firms busy. Just recently, executive search firm McCormack+Kristel was selected by TransForm

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crawfordconnect Seeking Chief Development Officer for The Scott Mission

Executive search firm crawfordconnect has been retained to find a new chief development officer for The Scott Mission. Senior search consultant Janice Wooster is leading the assignment. Reporting to the CEO and working collaboratively with the senior leadership team and board, the CDO is a key member of a transformational, integrated, growth focused senior leadership team that

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Grace Blue Partnership Names Consumer Practice Leader

London-based executive search firm Grace Blue Partnership has appointed David Nobbs as partner and head of consumer as it builds out its consumer brands practice across EMEA. The appointment follows rapid growth of Grace Blue’s brand-side leadership briefs for clients including Aldi, Amazon, Colgate, Spotify and V&A. Mr. Nobbs will report to Grace Blue founder, Juliet Timms,

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Stanton Chase Appoints Leader of Financial Services for Middle East Region

Baltimore, MD-headquartered Stanton Chase has named Julien Abou Khalil as partner and leader of the financial services practice covering the Middle East region. He will be based out of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where he will support organizations in the Middle East with the recruitment of top financial executives, leadership growth management, and organizational culture. “The Middle East is

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Diving Into the Deep End of the Talent Pool

Executive search firms have an essential role to play in helping clients create more inclusive and diverse leadership teams. For global search firm Odgers Berndtson, the process begins internally. To ensure that the widest pool of potential candidates is considered, the firm has created ‘Unlimited’ – a new initiative that reflects a methodology, belief, and commitment

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Carrington & Carrington Seeking HR Leader for UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has been tapped by UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside to lead its search for a new vice president of HR. Principal Marian H. Carrington is leading the assignment along with SVP Dr. Nelvia M. Brady-Hampton. The incoming leader will be charged with championing and promoting the organization’s mission, vision, and values while

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The Illinois Soybean Association Taps Kincannon & Reed to Find CEO

The Illinois Soybean Association has retained Waynesboro, VA-based executive search firm Kincannon & Reed to launch a national search for its next CEO. Managing directors Lisa Johnson and Carolyn Schubert are leading the assignment. The Illinois Soybean Association is a statewide organization that enables Illinois soybean producers to be the most knowledgeable and profitable soybean producers in the

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TalentRISE Hires Managing Director of Executive Search

TalentRISE, a Chicago-based firm specializing in executive search and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), recently hired Clinton Browning as its new managing director of executive search. Mr. Browning brings over 20 years of experience to the role, most recently serving as managing director of retained search for the SSB Group, a boutique executive search firm. As

Foster & Associates Taps CEO for Aurora Plastics

Executive search firm Foster & Associates has placed Darrell K. Hughes as chief executive officer of Aurora Plastics Inc. Robert Foster, the firm’s president, led the assignment. Mr. Hughes replaces Jim Domo who left the company at the end of last year. He previously served as vice president and general manager of the pressure sensitive materials business at Avery Dennison North

Kaplan Partners Leading CFO Search for Old Point National Bank

Executive search firm Kaplan Partners has been retained by Old Point National Bank to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. Current CFO Laurie Grabow plans to retire this summer after three decades with the Hampton, VA-based bank. “Laurie’s dedication through the recession positioned our company well for the future,” said Rob Shuford Jr., Old Point

Lucas Group Expands IT Practice In New York

Executive search firm Lucas Group has expanded with the addition of Marc Wilder as a managing partner and leader for the firm’s information technology division in New York City. He will help meet the increased demands of clients and candidates in the New York tri-state market. “We are thrilled to have Marc lead the team with his positive attitude, wealth

Despite Economic Uncertainty, Recruiters Optimistic About 2017

More than 75 percent of recruiting firms met or exceeded their revenue goals for 2016, according to a new Bullhorn recruiting trends report. Going into 2017, the report concluded that the vast majority of recruiting professionals remain bullish, despite swelling threats of global economic uncertainty and talent shortages. Compared to last year, recruiting professionals said they expected

Miller Black Tapped by Hilton Foundation to Recruit VP Talent & Culture

Executive search firm Miller Black Associates has been retained by the Agoura Hills, CA-based Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to lead its search for a vice president of talent and culture. Managing director Joanna Miller is leading the assignment. Reporting to the organization’s president and CEO, the VP of talent and culture is the highest ranking human resources officer position

Indiana Bar Association Taps Waverly Partners for Next Leader

Executive search firm Waverly Partners has been retained by the Indiana State Bar Association to lead its search for a new executive director. Current leader Tom Pyrz, who has been with the organization for over 21 years, will retire later this year. Managing directors and principals Joel Epstein and B. Harrison Turnbull are leading the assignment. The executive

La Fosse Associates Opens First U.S. Office

U.K.-headquartered executive search firm La Fosse Associates has opened its first U.S. office based in Santa Monica, the hub of Los Angeles’ thriving tech and digital sector, where it is already engaged in a number of assignments for organizations ranging from early stage start-ups to global concerns. Tom Vaughan, who heads-up the new location, will be responsible for

Women In Leadership Opens In Australia

Veteran executive recruiter Jacqueline Lehmann has launched Women In Leadership International in Australia to focus on diversity recruiting for executive general management, marketing & sales, commercial and operations positions. The firm will deliberately set its sights on traditionally male dominated industries, including automotive, logistics & supply chain, and the utilities sectors. Women In Leadership will also work within sectors

U.S. Economy Continues Expansion With Hourly Employees

Hourly workers continue to be a major driver of the U.S. economy. According to recent research released by LinkedIn and job board Snagajob, there are currently 78 million hourly workers in the U.S. comprising 59 percent of the entire country’s workforce. Yet, there are very few resources dedicated to helping hourly workers get jobs and advance

Fairway Consulting Group Recruits CEO for Cue Biopharma

Executive search firm Fairway Consulting Group has placed Daniel Passeri as president and CEO at Cue Biopharma, a start-up company whose mission is to develop drugs that can command and control a select T cell response. Dan Gold, president and global head of the R&D recruiting practice at Fairway, led the assignment. “First and foremost, Cue Biopharma was

Management Consultants for the Arts Begins Hunt for Music Leader

Stamford, CT-based executive search firm Management Consultants for the Arts has been selected by Music of the Baroque (MOB) in Chicago to lead its search for a new executive director. After an 18-year tenure, Karen Fishman has decided to retire as MOB’s executive director in June. Partner David Mallette and managing director Louise Kane are leading the assignment.

Boyden Expands Atlanta Office

Executive search firm Boyden has expanded its staff in Atlanta with the addition of Steve Nilsen as a partner. Mr. Nilsen brings expertise in global marketing and executive search. Most recently, he was a partner with recruiting firm SSi-SEARCH, where he specialized in the placement of C-level executives in the consumer and healthcare sectors. Prior to

Leaders Trust Expands Search Staff In France and Mexico

Executive search firm Leaders Trust International has added Pierre-Yves Stintzy as a partner in France and Rogelio Salcedo Villacampa as a partner in Mexico. Mr. Stintzy, who joins the firm’s Paris office, will focus on industrial operations, supply chain, procurement and real estate search assignments. Before joining Leaders Trust, he had been a managing partner and led boutique executive search

Top Recruiter Says These 8 Skills Will Keep You Competitive

One thing executive recruiters know inside and out are skill sets. Whether they look at soft skills or hard skills when they review any candidate’s ability to perform a job, this is the one area they look at more closely than anything else. Soft skills are interpersonal, or people oriented. Recruiters say these are the most

Caldwell Partners Assists St. Boniface Hospital In CEO Placement

Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International has assisted the St. Boniface Hospital’s board of directors in the appointment of Dr. Bruce Roe as its next chief executive officer. Harry Parslow, leader Caldwell’s healthcare, education, government & associations search practice, led the assignment. Dr. Roe had been acting president and CEO since 2015 following the death of hospital president Dr. Michel Tétreault.

ManpowerGroup Acquires Ciber’s Spain Business

ManpowerGroup has signed a purchase agreement with Ciber, Inc., a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company, to acquire its business in Spain. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The deal builds on ManpowerGroup’s already established business in Spain. Since 1988, ManpowerGroup Spain has offered workforce solutions across its five brands — Manpower, Experis, ManpowerGroup Solutions,

Here Are Some Talent Management Trends Transforming HR

Executives continue to say that their organizations cannot succeed without assertive HR leaders who can take a strong stance on talent issues and use relevant facts, including data analytics, to deliver an informed point of view. This makes understanding current talent management trends essential for HR leaders everywhere. Marc Effron, founder of non-profit HR networking

Ventura Partners Recruits President for Zildjian

Executive search firm Ventura Partners has recruited John Stephans as president of the Zildjian Company. He will report directly to chief executive officer Craigie Zildjian. Bob Damon, a partner at Ventura, led the assignment. Mr. Stephans is the former CEO of IdeaPaint. Earlier in his career, he held a series of senior level marketing and sales positions with Gillette,

Diversified Search Names HR Practice Co-Leader

Executive search firm Diversified Search has appointed veteran recruiter Chris Berger to co-lead its human resources practice with managing director Judy Boreham. With more than 25 years in human resources executive search, Mr. Berger most recently was co-founder of Connecticut-based search boutique RomanoBerger LLC, where he worked alongside partner Darren Romano. They collectively completed hundreds of

Credit Union Resources Recruits Richfield-Bloomington CEO

Executive search firm Credit Union Resources has placed Gregory Worthen as chief executive officer of the Richfield-Bloomington Credit Union (RBCU) in Houston. Mr. Worthen’s 20-plus years of bank and credit union experience, and over 15 years of senior management experience, is expected to be a valuable asset to the executive team at the $270 million

Toft Group Expands Leadership Team

Executive search firm Toft Group Executive Search has added Lucy Lu to its leadership team as senior vice president. She will support Toft Group’s entrepreneurial client base in northern California. Ms. Lu previously served as chief commercial officer for iNDx Lifecare Inc., a point-of-care diagnostic startup, and SVP of corporate and business development at Crescendo Bioscience. She previously

Four HR Roles That Matter Most

Chief executives increasingly recognize the positive impact that HR can have on talent attraction and retention, setting company culture, and defending the bottom line. Consequently, they are demanding more and more from their top C-suite HR leaders, particularly chief talent officers and CHROs, who are responding by elevating their functional performance to deliver more for

Search Firms Strengthen Industrial Practices By Turning to Rivals

Korn Ferry has added Patrick Walsh to its global industrial search practice. He will be based in the company’s Minneapolis office. Mr. Walsh joins Korn Ferry from Spencer Stuart, where he was a leader and significant contributor to the firm’s growth in Minneapolis and the industrial market worldwide. Focused on recruiting board directors, general management leaders and financial

Bradbury Miller Leading CEO Search for Enoch Pratt Free Library

Executive search firm Bradbury Miller Associates, formerly known as Gossage Sager Associates, has been retained by Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Dan Bradbury, Bradbury Miller managing partner, is leading the assignment. The library’s CEO is one of the most historically significant librarian positions in the country.

CPS HR Consulting Finds New Leader for the Coastal Commission

Executive search firm CPS HR Consulting has placed Jack Ainsworth as executive director of the Coastal Commission. In his new role, he will lead the agency in its continuing mission to protect and enhance the California coast. Mr. Ainsworth is the commission’s fifth executive director in four decades and will lead a current staff of 156 people

Stanton Chase Creates New Leadership Team In India

Four Stanton Chase executives have stepped up to lead the firm’s push into India: Amit Agarwal, Ashwini Prakash, Mala Chawla, and Sripad KN. They will share ownership and leadership responsibilities across the country. The four consultants will play a hands-on role in originating and executing searches. Their pan-India, multi-sector experience will connect their extensive networks on a

Employees Will be Easy to Lose and Hard to Hire in 2017

It’s become clear over the last several years that the job market has been not only recovering, but transitioning. Consequently, the latest changes wrought have given way to an entirely new type of candidate profile, report recruiters from the field. Interestingly, working professionals themselves are leading the way — and they’ve become all too aware

Young Mayden Tapped by New York State Bar to Find New Leader

Executive search firm Young Mayden was recently retained by the New York State Bar Association to lead its search for a new executive director. Pamela McDevitt is expected to be named to the post within the next few days. Search firm founder Barbara Mayden, who specializes in executive searches for the legal community, led the assignment. The executive director is

Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for Autodesk

Autodesk has tapped executive search and leadership solutions firm Egon Zehnder to find its next chief executive officer. Carl Bass is stepping down after serving for more than a decade as the 3D software company’s CEO. Mr. Bass’ resignation occurs less than a year after the company made a deal with two of its activist investors to change things up. As

JM Search Expands Into Seattle and Los Angeles

JM Search, a senior level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, continues to expand its footprint across the U.S., this time to Seattle and Los Angeles. The expansion is being led by Kevin Kernan, a former software executive and executive recruiter who joined the firm as a partner in 2016.

Frazer Jones Opens In Milan

Executive search firm Frazer Jones, part of The SR Group, has opened a new office in Milan. This will be the SR Group’s second offering in Italy following its Taylor Root subsidiary launch in early 2016. Frazer Jones will focus on the HR market in Italy and will also take on searches in Southern Europe. The team will

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