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Miner Lake Partners Launched by Veteran Search Consultants

John Moon and Han Liou have launched executive search firm Miner Lake Partners. “I’m proud to announce Miner Lake Partners, an executive search firm focused on the building products and industrial industries,” Mr. Moon said in a LinkedIn post. “My business partner Han Liou and I are building this firm on a foundation rooted in


7 Ways a Retained Search Recruiter Can Help Your Career

With the increasing number of emails, calls and texts from colleagues and clients, it is understandable why someone would overlook unsolicited messages from recruiters, especially for professionals happy in their current roles. There is a perception that recruiters focus solely on filling immediate job openings, and nothing more—but nothing could be further from the truth,

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Executive Recruiters Pull Off Another Remarkable Year, Remain Bullish for 2023

Hunt Scanlon Media has released its annual rankings of leading executive recruiters. In the U.S. and globally, billions of dollars poured into the high-end recruiting sector in 2022, a result of continued pentup demand for senior-level leaders and their key reports.


A Guide to Serving on a Search Committee

Search committees harness a range of perspectives to determine or advise on who will be placed in critical leadership roles. In offering their time, wisdom, and points of view during periods of change and transition, members of a search committee work together not only to fill a position but to build a bridge from one

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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?


SearchWide Global Seeking New Leader for Visit Florida Keys

Executive recruitment firm SearchWide Global has been selected by Visit Florida Keys to lead in its search for a new president and CEO. Senior vice president Kellie Henderson is spearheading the assignment. The CEO of Visit Florida Keys oversees the use of the tourism development taxes (TDT) collected in Monroe County, FL, through the Tourist Development Council


Academic Career & Executive Search Seeking Dean for Boise State University

Academic Career & Executive Search (ACES) has been tapped by Boise State University to lead in its search for a dean for the College of Engineering. Jennifer Muller, managing partner, is leading the search. The next dean must have a growth mentality and future-oriented outlook for the acquisition and allocation of resources to address strategic goals that position the


Advice to New CEOs Building Their Team: Lead with Purpose, Embody Culture & Be Decisive

In Spencer Stuart’s role supporting hundreds of CEO transitions annually, one of the most common aspirations they hear from incoming leaders is the desire to develop an executive leadership team of direct reports that is enterprise-focused, highly collaborative, accountable to each other and widely respected. This ambition is well-founded: Aligned leadership teams grow revenue more


Caldwell Posts 12.8 Percent Revenue Gain

Toronto-based Caldwell posted Q3 revenues of $29.5 million (Canadian), a 12.8 percent gain from the same period a year ago. “Our team delivered significant revenue growth in the third quarter,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “Caldwell saw an 77 percent increase in professional fees over our second quarter, which we are attributing to two factors. First,


The Moran Company Tapped by Options for Supported Housing to Find New Leader

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been retained by Options for Supported Housing to lead in its search for a new executive director. Ann Graff, senior search consultant, is leading the assignment. The executive director is responsible for leading the organization in conducting and facilitating operations, working to market


AI to Inject Rigor, Value and Agility into the Talent Game

More than 75 percent of CEOs predict that AI will change their businesses in the next 36 months. That means the very structure of organizations and their future talent demands are in for one massive jolt. It also begs the larger question: What changes are in store for recruiters and talent acquisition leaders as AI


Frederickson Partners Recruits Interim Chief People Officer for SeekOut

Many changes in the workplace today are making it hard for companies to find and retain top senior-level talent. This has caused more organizations to look to interim leaders to fill talent gaps. Global HR search firm Frederickson Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Katie Coupe as the new interim chief people officer of talent intelligence platform


Bay Street Advisors Expands Investment Banking Team

Executive recruitment firm Bay Street Advisors has expanded with addition of Rhona Crockett as a key member of its investment banking team. “Rhona’s extensive experience and proven track record in the industry make her an invaluable addition to our team,” said Larry Baum, founder and CEO of Bay Street Advisors. “Her expertise will significantly bolster our capabilities


Why Every Private Equity Portco CEO Needs a Chief of Staff

The role of a chief of staff has evolved from its origins in the military and government to become a pivotal position in the corporate world. Initially coined by McKinsey for the U.S. government, the chief of staff role has transitioned into the private sector, proving particularly invaluable in private equity portfolio companies (portcos). For


DRiWaterstone Human Capital Tapped by the San Diego Workforce Partnership to Lead CEO Search

Arlington, VA-based DRiWaterstone Human Capital has been selected by the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) to lead in its search for a new CEO. Senior consultant BJ Davis is leading the assignment. Following a competitive RFP process this spring, SDWP’s joint personnel committee selected DRiWaterstone Human Capital to lead the search due to the firm’s record


Human Capital Solutions Expands to Miami

Human Capital Solutions a boutique consulting firm specializing in retained executive search, professional recruiting, and professional coaching, has opened a new office in Miami. The addition of an office in downtown Coral Gables, FL, is what Human Capital Solutions’ CEO, Bo Burch, believes to be a necessary step in the growth of the business. “With offices


7 Ways To Build A Stronger C-Suite Leadership Pipeline

Hiring from within can often manifest itself in stagnant, slow growth environments. What PE operating partners have figured out is that talent – especially at the top of an organization – is the critical value creation lever. In case after case, that talent is injected from the outside. “When you need fresh insights, new approaches and a clear-eyed


Academic Search Recruits Provost for Aurora University

Education-focused executive recruitment firm Academic Search has assisted in the recruitment of Paaige Turner as the new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for Aurora University. Maya Ranchod Kirkhope led the assignment. “Dr. Turner is an exceptional individual who embodies the enterprising, service-oriented, and creative academic leadership that defines our university,” said Susana Rivera-Mills, president


The ECI Group Adds BeecherHill as Newest Member Firm

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. The ECI Group, a global network of independent executive search firms, has added BeecherHill


Leadership Confidence Falls to Three-Year Low

During the three years that Russell Reynolds Associates has tracked leadership confidence, the world has faced a relentless cycle of multiple, conflicting, and often unpredictable issues. From the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East and their destabilizing effects on the world, to inflation, rising interest rates, and the launch of ChatGPT igniting massive interest in


Borrer Executive Search Recruits CHRO for Teoxane

CHROs have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company. Their job description calls for them to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk-taking, and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest success will have diverse skill-sets,


FMG Leading Introduces New Approach to Developing Next Generation Healthcare Leaders

Human capital advisory firm FMG Leading has unveiled a new approach to developing high-potential and next-generation healthcare leaders. “The data-driven, collaborative process has reliably delivered high value to healthcare organizations for more than four decades, preparing leaders to effectively navigate the industry’s most pressing challenges and yielding substantial, measurable results,” the company said. This process is


The People Side to AI in the Workplace

AI, including generative AI, will automate tasks humans perform today, giving us the capacity to focus on strategic and creative tasks which only humans can do—those that require intuition, experience, empathy and the other attributes which will continue to elude the “smartest” AI is indeed reshaping how businesses operate, but people will remain at the


Reffett & Associates Recruits 13th Architect of the Capitol

After an intensive, nation-wide search a bipartisan coalition from the United States Congress has named Thomas Austin as the nation’s 13th Architect of the Capitol . Seattle, WA-based Reffett & Associates assisted with the search. The assignment was led by Marshall Reffett, managing director in Seattle, and Washington D.C., along with assistance from the entire Reffett &


Employers Add 206,000 Jobs in June

Employment rose by 206,000 in June as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was 6.8 million in June. Job gains occurred in government, healthcare, social assistance, and construction. Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rates for adult women


A Look at How Data-Driven, Tailored Search Drives Growth in Today’s Market

Executive search has entered a new phase of evolution. Recruiters say that while old-school search firms across the industry continue to ply the same old trade they always have, a new breed of search is producing outsized returns for clients. “At Bespoke Partners, we are at the forefront of this evolution,” said Eric Walczykowski, CEO


Preng & Associates Recruits CEO for Kimmeridge Texas Gas

Houston-based Preng & Associates has assisted in the recruitment of David Lawler as CEO of Kimmeridge Texas Gas (KTG), an affiliate of Kimmeridge. “We welcome David to the Kimmeridge Texas Gas team as it enters a compelling new era of growth, while accelerating carbon neutrality through the development of environmentally responsible, low-cost energy assets,” said Ben Dell, managing partner of


The Energists Assists Covenant Testing Technologies with CFO Search

Houston, TX-based executive search firm The Energists has helped to recruit Scott McReaken as the new CFO of oilfield services and equipment (OFSE) business Covenant Testing Technologies (CTT) in The Woodlands, Texas. Elizabeth Linhart led the search, supported by Jon Hill and the research team. “It’s been a pleasure getting to know the team at both


McCormack+Kristel Helps Recruit New Leader for Project HOME 

Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has placed Donna Bullock as the new CEO of Project HOME in Philadelphia. Ms. Bullock, who has served as a Pennsylvania State Representative since 2015, will join Project HOME this summer and build upon the incredible work of co-founders sister Mary Scullion and Joan Dawson McConnon who, over the past 35 years, have


Atlantic International Acquires Lyneer Staffing Solutions

Atlantic International Corp. has acquired Lyneer Staffing Solutions, a 28 year old national strategic staffing outsourced services and workforce solutions company servicing the commercial, professional, finance, direct placement, and managed service provider verticals. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lyneer has over 1,100 customers, including, among others, enterprise scale customers UPS, DHL, FedEx,

Executive Hiring Trends Reshaping 2024

The realm of executive hiring is experiencing a paradigm shift, with notable trends emerging that redefine the recruitment landscape. In a recent report, ON Partners explores four executive hiring trends that indicate talent demand strategies of the future. 1. Middle America Ignites: A Renaissance in the Heartland.  The recent Business Insider article highlights the burgeoning trend of tech and innovation

Lindauer Seeks VP Development for University of Washington

Boston-based Lindauer has been retained by the University of Washington to lead its search for a vice president for development, university advancement. Jill Lasman, senior executive vice president, and Tensie J. Taylor, consultant, are spearheading the assignment. “The University of Washington is seeking an inclusive, strategic and collaborative leader to serve as the next vice president

Odgers Berndtson Adds Partner to Alternative Assets Recruiting Practice

Odgers Berndtson has expanded with the addition of Coleen Howard as a partner in the asset, wealth and alternative investments sector of the firm’s financial services practice based in Boston. “We are delighted that Coleen has joined the firm,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “Her deep background in asset and wealth management as well as

Hirewell Raises $21 Million in Funding

Hirewell, a Chicago-based talent acquisition firm, secured an investment of $21 million from Prytek, a global investment firm with expertise in integrating global services firms with cutting-edge technologies. Prytek will provide capital to enable Hirewell to accelerate its organic growth and integrate technology into its managed recruiting services. As part of this investment, Hirewell will

New York Mets Tap Korn Ferry to Assist Lagging GM Search

According to multiple sources, the New York Mets have called in Korn Ferry to assist in its search for a new general manager. Speaking to reporters at the general managers’ meeting on Tuesday, Mets team president Sandy Alderson said what initially began as a hunt for two roles, a president of baseball operations and general

How to Prepare Candidates for a Successful Resignation

So, you’ve just run an exhaustive search process leading to a key executive that everyone has agreed is ‘the one.’ The negotiations are finally over, the swords have been put away and you have a signature on the offer letter. Time to celebrate, right? Think again. Never underestimate a candidate’s ability to blow themselves up

Bespoke Partners Opens East Coast Office

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has opened a Philadelphia-area office driven by the firm’s rapid growth in its executive recruiting and leadership advisory services for private equity-backed software companies. The new office joins the Bespoke Partners headquarters in San Diego and its regional office in Austin. Bespoke also named Maria Scharper as vice president

Russell Reynolds Associates Assists Taylor Morrison with CFO Search

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. And there is no let-up in sight. Russell Reynolds Associates recently assisted in the recruitment of Lou Steffens as

Coulter Partners Recruits First Chief Medical Officer for Enthera Pharmaceuticals

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new chief medical officers. In the era of COVID-19 this is likely to be another burgeoning area for executive search firms. Life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Antonio Speziale as the first chief medical officer

Evolving the Conversation Around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are three concepts that are connected but not interchangeable, which is why it is important to touch on all three, according to Ruben Moreno, HR practice lead for Blue Rock Search. “Diversity is about heterogeneity, where a group intentionally has many different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences,” Mr. Moreno said. “Equity is an

Arts Consulting Group Seeking Executive Director for Milwaukee Ballet  

Founded in 1970, Milwaukee Ballet has grown to become the leading ballet company in Wisconsin. The organization recently called in Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG)  to find a new executive director. President Bruce D. Thibodeau and vice president Geoff Chang are leading the assignment. Reporting to and collaborating with the board of directors in a shared leadership model with

Acertitude Names Global Head of Talent

Executive search firm Acertitude has appointed Ben Warner as vice president of talent. Based in Chicago, he reports to Guy Barnes, managing partner. “Ben’s role is a hugely important one for all of us within Acertitude,” Mr. Barnes said. “It represents a key investment in each one of us as we develop our job families and provide

Hiring Optimism Grows and Jobless Claims Fall to New Low

The Labor Department reported that 267,000 Americans have filed new claims for state unemployment benefits, a decrease of 4,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 2,000 from 269,000 to 271,000. The four-week moving average was 278,000, a decrease

Ducatus Partners Names Managing Partners for EMEA and the Americas

Executive search firm Ducatus Partners has strengthened its management team by naming Michael Diamond and Allister Graham as managing partners for EMEA and Americas, respectively. The additions are expected to be instrumental in driving global growth for the London-based firm across a diverse energy portfolio. Ducatus Partners, which is part of workforce solutions provider Airswift,

Managing Corporate Culture Now Means Managing Great Expectations

The pandemic has disrupted every aspect of society, including the workplace. Nascent trends in employment, recruitment, and retention that existed pre-pandemic have acquired new momentum and force over the past 18 months and have now been joined by new factors. Collectively, this is changing how work is organized inside companies and how employees view their

R. William Funk & Associates Assists Lawrence Technological University Find New President

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has placed Tarek M. Sobh as the new president of Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield, MI. Dr. Sobh, a licensed professional engineer, has served as vice president of academic affairs and provost at Lawrence Tech since 2020. The university’s eighth

Slone Partners Recruits Technology Officer for Encodia 

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare and life sciences organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new leaders. In the era of COVID-19, the sector has been burgeoning for executive search firms. Recently, life sciences-focused search firm Slone Partners recruited Nigel Beard as chief technology officer at Encodia, a rapidly growing platform company that is developing a

MalinHughes Names Managing Director

Chicago-based executive search firm MalinHughes has named Deveran George as a managing director in its human capital strategy and executive search practices. She will be responsible for leading MalinHughes’ strategic consulting practice as well as working within the executive search practice. Ms. George will be working closely with current customers as well as focusing on

ECA Partners Launches New Client Portal

ECA Partners has launched its client portal, Cascade. “A lot of our middle-market private equity clients have a short time horizon to deliver on value creation plans,” said Ken Kanara, president and CEO of ECA Partners. “We built Cascade, a talent management system, with that in mind. Combined with our proprietary process, we are able

Working with Generation Z is a Holistic Effort

An ongoing pandemic, mental wellness and activism are fundamentally reshaping what’s to come for the next generation. Although improving, businesses still need to earn Gen Z’s confidence, says a new report by EY. Sixty percent of the Gen Z members across the U.S. who were surveyed for the study say most people can’t be trusted,

Ventura Partners Recruits CEO for Carbitex

Executive search firm Ventura Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Rob Langstaff as the new chief executive officer of Carbitex, a manufacturer of flexible carbon fiber composites. He replaces CEO Ron Boninger who recently retired. Bob Damon, a partner at Ventura, led the assignment. “Rob is an exceptional and engaging leader with deep footwear expertise and a

The Onstott Group Assists Care Everywhere with President and COO Search

The Onstott Group, a Wellesley, MA-based search firm, has placed Bryan Gilpin as the new president and chief operating officer of Care Everywhere in Natick, MA. Mr. Gilpin is a hands-on, engineering-oriented general manager/COO with experience developing, manufacturing, selling, distributing, and supporting bio-medical equipment, devices, and software around the world for large- and mid-cap healthcare

Myers McRae Seeking President for Winthrop University 

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been enlisted to find the next president of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. Leading the assignment for the firm are Emily Parker Myers, CEO, and Kenny Daugherty, president, along with Jennifer Barfield, senior vice president. “Winthrop University seeks an exceptional, vibrant and visible leader with creativity, energy

Eastward Partners Appoints Head of Private Equity Practice

New York-based Eastward Partners has named Brett Vecchio as principal and head of the firm’s private equity practice. After having helped launch Eastward Partners in 2015, Mr. Vecchio took a brief stint outside the firm to help scale a rapidly growing private equity-backed consulting company. ‘‘We are ecstatic to have Brett rejoin the firm at this juncture

Jensen Partners Makes Diversity Pledge to Alternative Asset Management Sector

New York City-based Jensen Partners, a woman-owned executive search and corporate advisory firm for the alternative investment management industry, says that all of the firm’s future human capital searches will begin with a candidate pool comprised of at least 51 percent of candidates emanating from underrepresented backgrounds. It is the second diversity initiative the firm has launched

Fighting the Great Resignation with Cash 

As the Great Resignation has extended worldwide, compensation experts have reminded organizations that there are numerous ways to attract and retain employees besides paying them higher wages. But there’s overwhelming evidence that the go-to move for most companies continues to be paying more, according to the latest findings from Korn Ferry, which found a record

Hobbs & Towne Recruits CFO for Solid Power

Clean tech and sustainability recruiting powerhouse Hobbs & Towne has assisted in the recruitment of Kevin Paprzycki as the new chief financial officer of Solid Power, a developer of all-solid-state battery cells for electric vehicles. Senior partner Dan Cremins and partner Ryan Houder led the assignment. “At this pivotal moment in Solid Power’s history, we are elevating and enhancing our team

Griffith Group Seeks CEO for U SPORTS 

U SPORTS, a national brand for university sport in Canada, has retained Toronto-based executive recruitment firm Griffith Group to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Jane Griffith, managing partner and founder, and Sam Walton, principal, are spearheading the assignment. Reporting to U SPORTS board of directors, the new CEO will have accountability and responsibility for

Hudson Global Acquires Karani

Old Greenwich, Conn.-based recruiting firm Hudson Global Inc. has acquired Karani, a Chicago-headquartered recruiting services provider that serves mainly U.S.-based customers from its operations in India and the Philippines. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are very excited to welcome the Karani team to Hudson RPO and believe this accretive combination will generate considerable value for our clients, team

A New Twist on Recruiting Diverse Teams Across the Technology Ecosystem

Innovative technology and high powered, highly functioning engineering teams are the backbone of the tech ecosystem. To have a world-class chief technology officer or vice president of engineering that attracts talent and can build a team quickly and with diversity in mind is the ultimate goal. If you can be one of the great companies

Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.6 Percent

Employment rose by 531,000 in October as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. So far this year, monthly job growth has averaged 586,000. Job growth was widespread, with notable job gains in leisure and hospitality, in professional and business services, in manufacturing, and

Reffett Associates Fills Senior Post for Good Food Holdings

After a global search, Seattle, WA-based Reffett Associates has helped to place Elizabeth Strydom as vice president of private label and purchasing at Good Food Holdings. It took a team effort to find a qualified candidate for this unique role. Sam Mayberry, principal and lead on the search, was supported by William Reffett, managing partner, and Marshall Reffett, managing director at Reffett Associates. “The search

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