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DHR Recruits Kevin Sumlin Head Football Coach University Arizona
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DHR Recruits Head Football Coach for University of Arizona

With the college football season at its end, expect to see a lot of firing and hiring activity involving coaches. With that, schools are expected to continue relying on search firms to fill the resulting vacancies. The latest, after a search that lasted all of about two weeks, DHR International has placed Kevin Sumlin as head

McDermott & Bull Ramin Baschshi CEO UCP Orange County
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McDermott & Bull Finds CEO for UCP of Orange County

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 has grown by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms

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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.


NPAworldwide Adds Six New Member Firms

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. Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added six new member locations in the U.S. as it

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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?

Frank Recruitment Group Names President Americas

Frank Recruitment Group Names President for the Americas

London-headquartered executive search firm Frank Recruitment Group has appointed Sunny Ackerman as president for the Americas. “We are delighted to bring Sunny in to propel our already successful activity in American marketplaces, including accelerating the growth of our current and future offices,” the firm said. Frank Recruitment Group specializes in the technology sector. Ms. Ackerman


In Canada, Women Making Slow Progress Reaching the C-Suite

In many respects this past year represented a tipping point for women – and the men who support them. The abrupt fall of high-profile individuals in the realms of business, entertainment, politics and media, coupled with the rise of broad-based movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, seems to signal a profound shift in societal attitudes towards

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Bridge Partners Seeking Chief Program Officer for WIN

The housing group Win, formerly Women In Need, has been transforming the lives of New York City’s homeless families for more than 30 years. The organization recently enlisted executive recruitment firm Bridge Partners to find a chief program officer. Partner and co-founder Tory Clarke is leading the search along with partner Janet Albert. The search is

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Coleman Lew Leads Provost Search for Lenoir-Rhyne University

The hunt for university leadership has been heating up, especially with searches for provosts. Just recently, Coleman Lew + Associates was selected by Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC to lead its search for a new provost. Two years ago, the Charlotte, NC-based executive recruitment firm helped place the school’s current president, Frederick K. Whitt. The previous

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches International Division

Cameron Smith & Associates Launches International Division

Executive search firm Cameron Smith & Associates (CSA) has formed an international division with the addition of former Walmart executives Tom Colella and Eduardo Mariscotti. “My philosophy in business is never stop growing, and what we are doing is expanding on what we are really good at and taking it to a higher level,” said

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AIMS Names Managing Partner for Thailand

AIMS International has expanded with the addition of Takehiko Ono as managing partner of AIMS Thailand. Mr. Ono has over 20 years of experience in executive search and the HR industry. Before joining AIMS, he served several industry sectors, including automotive, IT and telecommunications. As managing director of a recruiting company, he staffed foreign engineers for manufacturing companies in Japan from


Worker Confidence Climbs, but Job Security Falters

Showing growth for two consecutive quarters, the national Worker Confidence Index climbed 0.7 percentage points for the final quarter of last year, but dropped 1.3 points from a year earlier, according to the newly released study by HRO Today magazine and Yoh Recruitment Process Outsourcing. The index now stands at 103.2. Of the four components

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McDermott & Bull Selected by Armand Agra to Recruit Chief Commercial Officer

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott & Bull has been retained by Armand Agra to lead its search for a chief commercial officer. The search is being conducted by what is known as the fit practice at the recruitment firm, which includes partner Jeff Black, associate principal consultant Jason Pinegar, associate consultant Trey Mullen, executive search consultant Kelly Nguyen,

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KRW Associates Leads Double Police Chief Searches in Colorado

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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Nonprofit Talent Expands with New Offerings and Executive Advisor

Pittsburgh-based search firm Nonprofit Talent has recently added James McDonald as executive advisor. It also announced a series of new service offerings. Mr. McDonald is the retired managing director for global philanthropy and employee programs at BNY Mellon. He also served as a director of BNY Mellon Foundation and president of the BNY Mellon Foundation

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Meraki Executive Search & Consulting Names New Leader

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments this past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. Hong Kong-based recruiting firm Meraki Executive Search & Consulting has recently named Nick Marsh as managing director. He is charged with leading the team and driving the continued growth of the company across the


Strong Hiring Intentions to Continue Into Second Quarter

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the second quarter, with one in five planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain political climate continues to have


Seasoned Recruiters Step Out to Focus on Coaching, Strategy and Analytics

Executive search firms and their consultants continue to enter new areas to assist clients that go well beyond recruiting – and sometimes well beyond the firms where they’re working. Two well-respected top executives in the recruitment industry – Mike Marino and Russ Riendeau – have recently stepped away from businesses they led for years to

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Places General Counsel for Modine Manufacturing Company

Legal recruiting has largely been booming this year. Recently, recruiters Heather Fine and Michael Sachs from Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) helped place Sylvia A. Stein as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Modine Manufacturing Company in Racine, WI. Ms. Stein joins Modine with 25 years of experience in the legal field. Most recently, she was the associate

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Arlington Partners Lands CEO for Institutional Limited Partners Association

A variety of trade associations have turned to search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arlington Partners International recently recruited Steven Nelson as CEO of the Institutional Limited Partners Association in Washington, D.C. Lisa Heidman, the firm’s founder and CEO, and Deborah Magidson, senior client partner, led the assignment. ILPA was seeking an


Ward Howell Names Kimberly Bishop Chairman of U.S. Advisory Board

Global recruiter Ward Howell International has named Kimberly Bishop as chairman of its U.S. advisory board. Based in New York, she will also collaborate across practices on key talent projects and executive searches. “We are delighted to welcome Kim to Ward Howell,” said Asad Haider, president – Americas, COO and member of the board. “The depth of experience that Kim brings

Gig Jobs Continue to Gain Traction

Gig Jobs Continue to Gain Traction

Today, a growing number of workers are opting for alternative employment models over traditional, full-time, permanent roles. Part-time, contingent, contract, temporary, freelance, independent contractor, on-demand online and platform working – call it what you will, they are all on the rise. Businesses and those who work for them want choice, flexibility and alternative ways of working

TalentRISE Releases Search Tool Flexible Fee Options

TalentRISE Releases Search Tool with Flexible Fee Options

As the executive search sector continues its shift beyond pure-play talent identification, recruiting firms have taken a more innovative approach to working with clients. For many, this has included everything from creating expanded service offerings to offering value-based pricing models. Flexibility, above all else, reigns supreme. While large search firms have offered a myriad of

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Korn Ferry Tapped by Louisville to Find Athletic Director

Korn Ferry was recently selected by the University of Louisville to find its next athletic director. The previous AD, Tom Jurich, was fired in the wake of an FBI investigation into recruits being secretly paid to commit to playing for the school’s basketball team. The search firm is looking to fill the role by the end

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Jorgenson Places CEO at One Acadiana

One Acadiana, a regional economic development group in Louisiana, named Troy Wayman as its new CEO following a national search conducted by Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting. Jason El Koubi, who led the organization since it started two years ago, resigned last year. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, headed the assignment. “Finding a

Boyden Adds Former CHRO Milan

Boyden Adds Former CHRO in Milan

Executive search continues to be landing spot for HR executives looking for a career change. Just recently, Boyden added veteran human resources executive Michele Marchesan as a principal in the firm’s Milan office. In his 30-year career, Mr. Marchesan has overseen numerous searches for C-suite and senior level management throughout Europe, Asia and the U.S.

Unemployment Rate Remains at 18 Year Low

Unemployment Rate Remains at 18 Year Low

Employers added 313,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate remained at an 18 year low of 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The January gain is the 89th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people was essentially unchanged at 6.7 million. Analysts had predicted job additions of

Turnkey Sports and Entertainment Mike Hill Director of Athletics UNC Charlotte
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Turnkey Sports and Entertainment Finds Director of Athletics for UNC Charlotte

Specialist recruiters Turnkey Sports and Entertainment has placed Mike Hill as the next director of athletics at UNC Charlotte. Senior executive director Gene DeFilippo led the assignment. Mr. Hill previously served as executive associate athletics director for external affairs at the University of Florida. In addition to his marketing and fundraising roles during his 25 years

Herd Freed Hartz Stephen P. Metruck Port Seattle Commission
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Herd Freed Hartz Finds New Leader for the Port of Seattle Commission

Herd Freed Hartz Executive Search Partners has recruited retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Stephen P. Metruck as the new executive director of the Port of Seattle Commission. The search involved outreach to community leaders and stakeholders, five employee forums and an innovative online survey. Candidates from around the region and across the country were reviewed in

CyberSN Launches New JobBuilder Service

CyberSN Launches New JobBuilder Service

Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are awakening to the perils posed by cyber attacks. For years, many groups tried to ignore the problem, dismissing cybersecurity as a concern only for the biggest, most high-profile entities, be they government or corporate. These days, more groups are coming to understand how ruinous such intrusions could be. This

Bridge Partners Recruits Chattanooga Foundation President

New York headquartered executive search firm Bridge Partners, LLC has placed Maeghan Jones as president of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga (CFGC). Ms. Jones, who has been serving as president of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, will succeed retiring President Pete Cooper. She previously served in numerous non-profit management positions, including director of a statewide program for homeless and runaway

NPAworldwide Adds Member Firms in the U.S.

Member-owned recruitment NPAworldwide has added nine new members across the East Coast, Midwest and West Coast. Membership in the network allows independent recruiters to serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms on a split-fee basis.   Among the new members: 7th Avenue Partners is a New York-based search firm focusing on the financial

Looking for Job Security? Hiring Trends Point to Expanding Workforce

Solid hiring prospects coupled with minimal risk of job loss will extend into the third quarter, according to the Bloomberg BNA survey on hiring projections and job security trends. Reductions in workforces are expected to be rare in the third quarter with almost none of the surveyed HR executives expecting to eliminate positions. Job opportunities for technical

Korn Ferry Names Co-Head of Global Insurance Practice

Former CTPartners executive recruiter Laurie O’Shea has joined Korn Ferry as co-head of its global insurance practice. She will be based in the firm’s Chicago office. Ms. O’Shea joins a number of ex-CTPartners vice chairman colleagues now calling Korn Ferry home, including Barry Bregman, Ron Porter, Joe McCabe and Michael DeSimone. They join former CTPartners recruiters Paul

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for Penn Virginia Corporation

Energy producer Penn Virginia Corporation has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. H. Baird Whitehead has informed the board of directors of his plan to retire as president and CEO after more than 14 years of service, including four years in his current position. Spencer Stuart will work with and advise the board’s newly formed

DHR to Recruit CEO for Myers Industries

DHR International has been selected by Akron, OH-based Myers Industries Inc. to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Current president and CEO, John C. Orr, has announced that he will retire at the end of the year. He will remain on the company’s board until the 2016 annual meeting. “The announcement today guarantees

Robert Half Posts Nine Percent Revenue Gain

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted second quarter 2015 revenues of $1.27 billion, an increase of nine percent from revenues of $1.16 billion in the second quarter of 2014. Growth rates remained the strongest in the U.S. and also improved internationally on a currency-adjusted basis. Second quarter results were primarily driven by broad-based revenue gains and higher service

Heidrick Posts 23% Decline in Europe; Culture Shaping Business Weakens

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles/(NASDAQ:HSII) has posted net revenue of $133 million in the second quarter, down 2.2 percent from $136.1 million in the 2014 second quarter. Excluding the impact of exchange rate fluctuations which negatively impacted results by $6.9 million, or five percent, consolidated net revenue increased $3.8 million or 2.8 percent. The decline was driven by a 22.8 percent

Howard Fischer Associates Recruits CFO for Comcast

Executive search firm Howard Fischer Associates (HFA) has assisted Comcast Corporation in the recruitment of Michael J. Cavanagh as the company’s senior executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will be based in the company’s headquarters in Philadelphia. Mr. Cavanagh joins Comcast from The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, where he served as its

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Marketplace Ministries

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Dr. Douglas L. Fagerstrom as executive president and chief executive officer of workplace chaplaincy provider Marketplace Ministries. He will work closely with board chairman Will Thomas, who has been serving as Marketplace Ministries interim CEO, and with Ministry founder, Gil A. Stricklin, who oversees the Marketplace Ministries Foundation as its chairman and

Cornerstone International Adds Member in Colombia

Cornerstone International Group’s Miami-based affiliate ECS Partners International has opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia. This marks the sixth Cornerstone member to be based in Latin America. Managing director Lina Sintes de Tellez and president Gustavo Sintes will oversee the new Colombian hub via search outfit S.A.S.-Colombia. Ms. Sintes is has an extensive background in executive search

Coulter Partners Adds Global Life Sciences Search Specialists

Global Life Sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has added Emma Hiom as principal and Zubair Yusuf as senior associate in the U.K. “We are delighted to attract such versatile talent to consolidate the research team in this strong growth phase at Coulter Partners,” said Sharon Shields, managing director. Ms. Hiom joins the firm after having been director of her

Performance Metrics Lacking Among Recruitment Outsource Providers

Just more than half (52 percent) of organizational leaders are satisfied with the data they currently receive from their recruitment process outsource provider, according to the ‘Measuring Up’ report released by Korn Ferry subsidiary, Futurestep, in conjunction with HRO Today. Low volume of data, accuracy of metrics, and alignment with business outcomes were specifically highlighted as problem areas by businesses

Two More Recruiters From CTPartners Join Rivals

Two top producing recruiters from New York-based CTPartners have left the embattled search company for local tri-state rivals. Rebecca Glasman has joined Russell Reynolds Associates‘ financial services practice while Andy Talkingon has gone to ZRG Partners. Ms. Glasman joins Russell Reynolds as a member of the firm’s asset and wealth management, alternatives, global banking and private equity

Egon Zehnder to Recruit Warren Resources Next CEO

Warren Resources, Inc. has retained Egon Zehnder to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Lance Peterson currently serves as the company’s interim CEO. Past CEO Philip A. Epstein resigned from his position this past December to pursue other opportunities. “We are now ready to dedicate the necessary time and resources to conducting a search for a

TD Madison & Associates Recruits VP Learning for SCTE

Executive search firm TD Madison & Associates has recruited Reni Gorman as the first vice president of learning and development at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE). Through extensive research into the learning and development communities of technology industries throughout the U.S., TD Madison identified Ms. Gorman, an award-winning expert in performance improvement and learning strategies. Previous

Allen Austin Adds Partner in Nevada

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has added Steve Leatherman as a partner in its Nevada office. Mr. Leatherman has more than 30 years of broad-based life science & healthcare business management experience. He focuses on all aspects of the life science and healthcare industry as well as general management searches for medium and Fortune 500 class enterprises.His areas of

New War for Talent Descends Upon Executive Search Industry

The war for talent has taken an unusual twist this summer, pitting a well-financed American search firm against its publicly-traded Canadian rival. It is a cross-border takeover attempt, reports Hunt Scanlon Media, the likes of which the executive recruiting industry has not seen before. A testy exchange of letters between the chairmen of both recruiting

Hiring Times Rise As Recruitment Screening Methods Multiply

The time required for a candidate to progress through the hiring process has increased dramatically in recent years, according to a new talent report from Glassdoor Economic Research titled “Why Is Hiring Taking Longer?” Glassdoor’s research reveals that hiring times in the U.S., Canada, and in many major European markets and Australia are growing as employer screening methods — including background

ZRG Partners Adds Industrial Practice Managing Director

Jim Aslaksen has joined West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners as managing director to further build out the firm’s global industrial practice. He will work from the firm’s Chicago office and continue to support his global clients with their search and talent management needs. Mr. Aslaksen has over 20 years of experience in leading assignments for CEOs, board directors and other

Russell Reynolds Associates Retained by Vanderbilt University

Nashville-based Vanderbilt University has retained the services of Russell Reynolds Associates to lead its search for a new vice provost of research. Dennis Hall stepped down at the end of 2014 and vice provost Timothy R. McNamara took over the vice provost post to take on research responsibilities for one year. Mr. McNamara will assist the committee as it refines the

Vetted Solutions Selected by SOCAP to Identify Next CEO

SOCAP International has retained Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC to conduct its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Matthew D’uva, SOCAP’s veteran CEO, has spent nearly a decade with the organization, but announced his decision to move on in June.The search is being led by Vetted Solutions president James Zaniello and

ManpowerGroup Records Nine Percent Q2 Revenue Decrease

ManpowerGroup has posted second quarter 2015 revenues of $4.9 billion, a decrease of nine percent from $5.3 billion during the same period a year ago. On a constant currency basis, revenues increased 6.6 percent. Financial results in the quarter were significantly impacted by the stronger U.S. dollar relative to several foreign currencies compared to the prior year period. The

Global Equity International Forms Internal Search Division

As private equity firms expand their company portfolios, many have turned to a number of executive search firms to help them with their talent acquisition requirements. Now, according to Hunt Scanlon Media, one of them is creating an internal search firm to handle its leadership needs. Global Equity International and its subsidiary Global Equity Partners Plc, providers

Korn Ferry Fills Board Position for UDR, Inc.

Korn Ferry has recruited Mary Ann King as the newest member of the board of directors at UDR, Inc. With the addition of this new independent director, the company’s board will total nine members, eight of which are independent and three are women. Ms. King is president of Moran & Company, a national brokerage firm specializing in

SPMB Recruits Chief Product Officer for Comcast

West Coast-based technology search firm SPMB has recruited Chris Satchell as executive vice president and chief product officer of Comcast. Mike Doonan, partner with SPMB, led the assignment. In his new position, Mr. Satchell will lead Comcast’s product teams in Philadelphia, Denver and Silicon Valley. He joins the company from Nike, where he was consumer technology officer in charge of 1,600

Acertitude Launches Recruiting Business in U.S.

Search professionals Kevin O’Neill and Rick DeRose have launched executive search firm and talent consultancy Acertitude, serving the C-level and senior executive search market with what the firm calls “a fundamentally different approach,” aligning search practices to its clients’ business goals and tying consultant compensation to client satisfaction. According to the firm, in a recent a survey of 500

Kennedy Executive Search Adds Member Firm in Amsterdam

Kennedy Executive Search & Consulting, a partner network of executive search boutique firms, has announced its newest office in Amsterdam with the addition of Lens & Partners, an executive search and selection firm with offices in the Netherlands and Switzerland dedicated to the recruitment of specialists for the healthcare industry, finance & risk markets and business-business sector. Carl

CEO/HR Relationship Strengthens in Post-Recession Hiring Landscape

According to CareerBuilder’s new survey of U.S. CEOs, in the current complex, post-recession job market with a growing talent gap, top executives are relying more on recruitment and HR leaders for innovative business strategies grounded in data. The overwhelming majority of CEOs (90 percent) say it is important that HR leaders be proficient in workforce analytics, with about one in

Herbert Mines Associates Recruits CDO for Barnes & Noble

New York-based executive search firm Herbert Mines Associates has recruited Frederic D. Argir as vice president and chief digital officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc., overseeing the company’s e-commerce and NOOK businesses, which are part of retail. He will report to Jaime Carey, chief operating officer. Mr. Argir most recently served as chief digital officer for Toys “R” Us,

Spencer Stuart Leading CEO Search for AMC Theatres

Leawood, KS-headquartered AMC Theatres has retained Spencer Stuart to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Gerry Lopez will step down as president and CEO and as a member of the board of directors, effective April 6, 2015, to pursue another opportunity. The board has appointed Craig R. Ramsey, AMC’s chief financial officer, as interim president and CEO, to

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