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How to Build Client Relationships One by One

Building a relationship with a new client starts with a conversation. That sounds obvious and simple enough. Yet that conversation is a significant event. Maybe it is the beginning of a single transactional assignment. Or maybe it is the start of a rewarding partnership that will go on for years. In either case, said Greg

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JDG Associates Finds New Leader for COPAFS

Executive search firm JDG Associates has placed John H. Thompson as executive director of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS). He succeeds Katherine Smith Evans, who led the organization since 2012. Principal Paul Belford headed the assignment. Mr. Thompson comes to COPAFS from the U.S. Census Bureau where he served as director since 2013. Previously, he spent

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

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Bob Murray & Associates Launches Search for San Diego Police Chief

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation, facing an array of challenges that range from changing 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, complexity

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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?

Timothy Hayes Joins JBK Associates

Former Bayer Executive Joins JBK Associates

In recent months, executive search firms have been plucking talent for their own ranks from a wide array of corporate sectors. The latest: Former Bayer executive Timothy Hayes has joined New Jersey-based JBK Associates International as managing director of consumer and leadership services. He will oversee the firm’s executive search business in the consumer sector and head leadership


Social Media Continues to Play Big Role in Recruiting

New research from Totaljobs Group has revealed that three quarters (74 percent) of interviewers will check candidates’ social media as part of their interview preparation. This is in contrast to the expectations of candidates, however, as only a third (36 percent) expect their social media to be screened, meaning many could be caught short online.

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Shelli Herman and Associates Begins CFO Search for Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) has retained Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates to find its next chief financial officer. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, will lead the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA is seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum,

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Caldwell Partners Lands Chief Marketing Officer for ADP

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging, recruiters say. Yet executive search firms are seeing no shortage of assignments for this important C-level position. Executive search firm Caldwell Partners International recently recruited


Parker + Lynch Legal Names Managing Director of Retained Search

Special Counsel, a full-service provider of legal staffing and eDiscovery solutions, has announced that its executive search division, Parker + Lynch Legal, has named Lisa Goldstein as managing director of retained search. In her new role, Ms. Goldstein will focus on helping corporate legal departments improve business processes, functionality and diversity by filling key positions, including

EMA Partners Opens in Dubai A Ramachandran

EMA Partners Opens in Dubai As Middle East Expansion Continues

EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new partner office in Dubai, expanding its presence in the Middle East. The office will be led by A Ramachandran (Rama). Mr. Rama is managing partner of EMA Partners UAE. He has 10 years of experience in executive search and serves concurrently as senior


Employers Looking to Add Workers in Fourth Quarter; Wages Rising

Whether you are looking for permanent employment or a seasonal gig around the holidays, CareerBuilder‘s Q4 2017 Job Forecast predicts an uptick in both jobs and pay. Forty three percent of employers said they plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the fourth quarter, up from 34 percent last year, and 73 percent plan to

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Utah and Louisville Tap R. William Funk Associates for President Searches

College and universities across the countries are facing new and growing challenges. Financial woes, enrollment concerns, and debates over free speech, among other issues, are all keeping leadership at institutions of higher learning on edge these days. For some schools, survival is even on the line. Recruitment of the right leaders, and choosing a search

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Southerland Partners Leading CEO Search for Medical Center Hospital

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Republicans in Washington, D.C. may deliver. This has

Lois L. Lindauer Searches appointed Deb Taft CEO

Lois L. Lindauer Searches Names New CEO

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments since the start of the year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Lois L. Lindauer Searches (LLLS) has appointed Deb Taft as its new CEO. The carefully planned changeover comes as the firm celebrates its 20th anniversary. Chosen by founder Lois

Greenwich Harbor Partners Opens in San Francisco

Greenwich Harbor Partners Opens in San Francisco

Fifty two percent of San Francisco Bay Area executives say it is “somewhat” or “very challenging” to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions, according to the San Francisco Bay Area Professional Employment Forecast from Robert Half. Seventy-seven percent of hiring managers plan to hire for open roles in the next six months. Recruiters say highly skilled


Want to Enhance Employability? Refresh Your Skills

Ninety percent of global respondents to a recent Randstad Workmonitor survey said that regularly refreshing skills and competencies will enhance employability. Seventy one percent, in fact, reported that they have done so within the past year. This belief was highest in China (98 percent) and lowest in the Netherlands (67 percent). On average, 74 percent

Higher Talent Names Mindy Cohen President

Higher Talent Names President

Non-profit executive recruiters Higher Talent has appointed Mindy Cohen as president and managing partner. Ms. Cohen has been instrumental in establishing the firm’s dedication to educational institutions and non-profits across the country over the past 15 years. She has recruited senior executives, nationally and internationally, for non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, public/private partnerships and

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HVS Executive Search Finds New Leader for Rita’s Franchise Company

HVS Executive Search has placed Linda Chadwick as CEO and president of Rita’s Franchise Company. Ms. Chadwick comes to the Trevose, PA-based Italian ice and frozen custard chain from Dessange Group North America. The search, conducted for Argosy Private Equity and MTN Capital Partners LLC, was led by HVS Executive Search CEO Court Williams and

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Alford Executive Search Finds New Leader for International Music Foundation

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Among them, Alford Executive Search recently placed Mark Riggleman as executive director of the International Music Foundation (IMF) in Chicago. Ann Murray, the current executive director, is retiring after 26 years. Mr. Riggleman brings more than

Catalyst Advisors Adds Partner Arnaldo De Lisio London

Catalyst Advisors Adds New Partner

Persistent talent shortages and the need to develop and retain employees with critical business and technology skill-sets will continue to challenge global life sciences companies for the foreseeable future, according to Deloitte’s global sector outlook on life sciences.  Navigating this new world of work requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent and human


Why Leadership is Key to Making Diversity and Inclusion Plans Work

Committed leadership, from the top down, is the key to companies having effective diversity and inclusion strategies, according to a newly released report by Russell Reynolds Associates. The survey, “Diversity and Inclusion Pulse: 2017 Leader’s Guide,” illuminates the challenges that businesses face and steps leaders can take to achieve D&I success. “Our new research shows

McCormick Group recruited Michelle Schlafer COO REMADE
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The McCormick Group Finds COO for REMADE

Arlington, VA-headquartered executive search firm The McCormick Group has recruited Michelle Schlafer as chief operating officer of the Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute. Principal Tim Ward led the assignment. Ms. Schlafer has worked in a variety of leadership positions for Xerox Corp. over the past 24 years. Most recently, she served as a global program manager,

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CES Partners Leading CEO Search for AHIMA

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has enlisted Chicago-based executive search firm CES Partners to lead a nationwide search to find its next CEO. Barry Cesafsky, president and CEO of the recruitment firm, is spearheading the assignment. A search committee has been established, which includes past AHIMA board members and members of the association’s community. The

Dr. Gabriele Ghini new Milan office ZRG Partners

ZRG Partners Continues Expansion

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has continued its aggressive expansion with the opening of a new office in Milan and the appointment of a new global practice leader for its non-profit and education sector. Dr. Gabriele Ghini will open the Milan office. He will be a member of the firm’s industrial and

Harvey Nash Acquires Crimson Limited

Harvey Nash Acquires Crimson Limited

Acquisitions continue to make news in the executive search industry. In one of the latest, London-based search firm Harvey Nash has acquired Crimson Limited. Crimson, founded in 2000, is a U.K.-based IT solutions and recruitment company that specializes in digital and technology transformation solutions as well as offering a full range of IT recruitment services. Under the terms


Jobs Report Falls Short of Expectations

For the first time in seven years employers lost 33,000 jobs last month, but the U.S. unemployment rate still fell to 4.2 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. During September, the number of workers unemployed declined by 331,000 to 6.8 million. Economists had forecast that payrolls would increase by 80,000 jobs last month

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SearchWide Leading CEO Hunt for Visit Syracuse

Executive recruiting firm SearchWide has been retained by Visit Syracuse, a tourism promotion organization, to find its new CEO. Vice president Kellie Henderson is leading the search. Visit Syracuse focuses on building the tourism industry for Syracuse and Onondaga County, NY. It is an affiliate of CenterState CEO, an economic development group for central New York state,

Simon Pollock & Co Opens in UK

Simon Pollock & Co Opens to Serve Media & Entertainment Sectors

An array of new recruiting firms have opened around the world this year. The latest: Industry veteran Simon Pollock has launched Simon Pollock & Co in London, specializing in senior level executive search in global media and entertainment. Mr. Pollack most recently served as head of the media & entertainment practice at Heidrick & Struggles.

Risch Group Recruits Jason Emerson CFO Dynasty Financial Partners
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The Risch Group Recruits CFO for Dynasty Financial Partners

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment teams busier than ever. In one of the most recent cases, New York-based executive search firm The Risch Group  placed Jason Emerson as CFO of Dynasty Financial Partners. Mr. Emerson will be based in the firm’s New

McDermott & Bull Recruits CEO For Luminara Worldwide

Irvine, CA-based McDermott & Bull has placed Elliott Resnik as the chief executive officer of Luminara Worldwide, LLC. Rod McDermott, managing partner, headed the search and partner Brandon Biegenzahn co-led on the assignment. Mr. Resnick spent 18 years as the CEO of GIFTCO, a home décor and giftware business. “Elliott’s deep experience in the home

William Spellman Executive Search Heading Assignment For University Of Delaware

William Spellman Executive Search has been selected by the University of Delaware to lead its search for a new director of admissions to replace Jose Aviles, who is leaving in May. Based in Webster, NY, William Spellman Executive Search specializes in recruiting high quality diverse pools for administrative positions in higher education.

Korn Ferry to Acquire Pivot Leadership

Korn Ferry has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pivot Leadership, a global provider of customized and scalable executive development programs. The transaction is expected to close on March 1. Pivot Leadership helps companies to implement their strategies and growth plans as well as their leadership development initiatives. The firm has expertise in providing

Ferguson Partners Appoints Managing Director in Chicago

Ferguson Partners Ltd. has added Larry Krema to its Chicago office as a managing director. Mr. Krema will work with the REIT practice, coordinating board and senior management searches, as well as CEO succession planning assignments. He also will oversee the firm's corporate officer's practice, coordinating searches for leadership positions in human resources, legal, finance,

Monster Worldwide Down Five Percent On The Year; Earnings Nosedive

Monster Worldwide, Inc./(NYSE:MWW) has posted revenues of $186 million for the fourth quarter, a six percent drop compared with $211.2 million in the comparable quarter last year. Revenue from the Company's Careers – North America operations decreased four percent and revenue from Careers – International decreased nine percent year over year. The company reported a

Championscott Partners Places Chief Hr Officer At Opera Solutions

ChampionScott Partners has placed Tali Rabin as chief human resources officer at Opera Solutions. Ms. Rabin previously spent four years as senior vice president of human resources at 3i-MIND. Opera is a technology and analytics company committed to using science and technology to turn the raw material of big data into higher productivity, healthier bottom

Odgers Berndtson Recruits Managing Director for HarbourVest

Odgers Berndtson has recruited Kevin Warn-Schindel as a managing director at HarbourVest. Based in Boston he leads the company's real assets investment program which includes a focus on energy, infrastructure, natural resources and real estate. Mr. Warn-Schindel joins HarbourVest after 10 years as the group head and managing director of OPTrust Private Markets Group, an

Medilink Consulting Launches Executive Search Division

Healthcare recruiter MediLink Consulting has created a new executive search division and appointed Amir Malik to launch the new service as director. Mr. Malik was previously with Consult Search & Selection, where he was executive search director, EMEA [Europe, Middle East and Africa] and international markets. MediLink’s new division will recruit for senior positions in

Heidrick & Struggles Heading General Counsel Search for GM

Heidrick & Struggles is currently leading the search for a new general counsel for General Motors. Mike Millikin, the automaker's current general counsel, will retire after his replacement is named. Detroit-based General Motors Corp., one of the world's largest automakers, was founded in 1908, and today manufactures cars and trucks in 34 countries. Heidrick &

Myers Mcrae Completes Search For Albany State University

Executive search firm Myers McRae has placed Alicia J. Jackson Ph.D. as dean of the college of business at Albany State University. During her career, Dr. Jackson has served as dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University and as interim dean and dean of the College of Business and Information Science

Sheffield Haworth Appoints Head Of Interim Consulting Practice

Sheffield Haworth has named Elizabeth Roberts as managing director and head of the firm's interim consulting practice. Ms. Roberts has 22 years of experience across financial services and professional services in the U.K. and Australia and will be continuing to build Sheffield Haworth’s independent consulting offering globally. She most recently led interim consulting across the

Another Shareholder Rights Law Firm Investigating Actions by CTPartners

A second shareholder rights law firm is investigating potential violations of federal and state law by CTPartners and certain officers and directors of the global search firm. Johnson & Weaver, LLP, a nationally recognized shareholder rights law firm with offices in California, New York and Georgia, represents individual and institutional investors in shareholder derivative and

Sheffield Haworth Appoints Head Of Interim Consulting Practice

Search firm Sheffield Haworth has named Elizabeth Roberts as managing director and head of its interim consulting practice in London. With 22 years of experience across financial services and professional services in the U.K. and Australia, Ms. Roberts joins the firm from Leathwaite where she led the firm's interim practice and grew the offering across

Korn Ferry Adds to Global Supply Chain Practice

Korn Ferry has appointed Mehrab Deboo as a member of the firm's global supply chain search practice. He will be based out of Korn Ferry's Chicago office and become a member of the global industrial and consumer practices. Mr. Deboo brings more than 12 years of executive search experience, having successfully developed and managed searches

Egon Zehnder Adds Consultant To Toronto Office

Egon Zehnder has added Adam Dean as a consultant in its Toronto office. He is an active member of the firm’s financial services practice. Mr. Dean focuses on the asset management, wealth management, insurance, wholesale banking and private equity sectors. He also serves energy and infrastructure clients across North America. Mr. Dean was previously special

Grays Executive Search Launches Interim Division

Grays Executive Search, a recently launched boutique search and selection consultancy, has opened a second office in Birmingham, U.K. and launched an executive interim search division, headed up by ex-Michael Page director, Phillip Machell. The firm plans to further it's footprint outside of London within the next six months. Grays has doubled its team to

Martin Partners Taps CEO For Amerimark Holdings

Executive search firm Martin Partners has placed Mark Ethier as chief executive officer at AmeriMark Holdings. Mr. Ethier was previously chief executive officer at Cornerstone Brands. AmeriMark is a catalog and online consumer products and services company, backed by private equity firm Prudential Capital. Chicago-based Martin Partners provides executive search services to a wide array

Hanold Associates Heading CHRO Search for Patagonia

Search firm Hanold Associates has been selected by Patagonia, Inc. to lead its search for a chief human resources officer. Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia designs and markets clothing and accessories to mountain climbers, skiers, surfers, as well as other sports enthusiasts and environmentalists. Headquartered in Chicago, Hanold Associates specializes in assignments for

DHR International Acquires Veni Partners

DHR International has acquired Veni Partners LLP, a London-based executive search and advisory firm specializing in board and financial services. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Veni’s managing partner and head of financial services, Stéphane Rambosson, has joined DHR as managing director financial services Europe. Founder and chairman, Thomas Drewry, will become an

Boyden Adds Key Partner in Denmark

Boyden has added Kristine Cholewa as a managing partner in Denmark. Ms. Cholewa will play a key role in recruiting for CEOs, board of directors and other senior executive roles in the technology, business & professional services, private equity, industrial and life sciences sectors. She was previously an equity partner of top Denmark-based executive search

Coulter Partners Opens New Office In Copenhagen

Search firm Coulter Partners has opened a new office in Copenhagen and appointed Eskil Westh as executive vice president. Mr. Westh has over 15 years of life sciences search experience working in the Nordics region and across Europe for pharmaceutical, biotech and clinical stage development companies. For 10 years he headed Amrop’s life sciences practice

Lonergan Partners Places CMO At Freewave Technologies

Executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Scott Allen as chief marketing officer of FreeWave Technologies. The search was led by Mark Lonergan, founder and senior partner. Mr. Allen served as an executive consultant with SolarWinds, where he led the creation of customer marketing strategies and success measurements. FreeWave Technologies is a provider of wireless

Richard Thompson Associates Heading CEO Search For West Central Initiative Board

Executive recruiter Richard Thompson Associates has been selected by the West Central Initiative Board to lead in its search for a new president and chief executive officer. West Central’s previous CEO, Nancy Straw, resigned in November. West Central Initiative is a regional community foundation serving the nine west central Minnesota counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas,

Pure Search Appoints Director Of Compliance

Global search firm Pure Search has appointed Annabel Roberts as director of compliance to lead and build out further capability in the London market. Ms. Roberts previously led the banking and governance practice at specialist search firm Oliver James Associates; prior to that, she headed up a market leading compliance and regulation team in Asia.

Vetted Solutions Selected By The Geoprofessional Business Association To Lead Executive Director Search

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC is currently leading the search for a new executive director for the Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA). GBA is a trade association representing companies that provide geotechnical, geologic, environmental, construction-materials engineering and testing, and related geoprofessional services. Vetted Solutions provides executive search services, interim solutions, and association management

Anderson & Associates Heading CEO Search For The Pines At Davidson

Charlotte, NC-based executive search firm Anderson & Associates has been selected by The Pines at Davidson to lead in its search for a new chief executive officer. Eddie Muller, who has led the retirement community since it opened in 1988, has announced his retirement. Anderson & Associates is a national retained executive search firm specializing

ZRG Partners Completes Private Equity Capital Raise

West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners has obtained capital funding with Northcreek Mezzanine to pursue strategic acquisitions and attract key executive recruiters to fuel its growth. ZRG, named to HSZ Media’s Top 50 U.S./Americas recruiter ranking for the first time this year, recorded $9 million in U.S. fee revenue in 2014, a 45 percent rise –

CTPartners Receives Rescue Financing As Investors Take Note Of An Industry In Overdrive

Reclusive financier Austin W. Marxe, president of AWM Investment Company, has ponied up a $5 million lifeline to help CTPartners stave off short term cash flow needs and keep the company afloat. Mr. Marxe acquired 1.45 million shares of the embattled global search firm at $3.44 per share last week. His hedge fund stands to

Slone Partners Opens Office In San Francisco

Executive recruiters Slone Partners has opened a new office in San Francisco to be headed by president Tara Kochis. "The Bay Area is a hotbed for medical innovation and scientific investment. To meet the needs of our growing client base and this crucial industry, we are expanding our resources to engage directly with the companies

NGS Global Americas Adds New Offices In South Africa

NGS Global Americas has added offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa to its global footprint. Terry Veitch, managing partner at NGS Global, will lead the firm’s presence in the region. With over 25 years of experience in the executive search industry, Mr. Veitch conducts senior-level assignments across a wide variety of industries and

Witt/Kieffer Appoints Leader Of Its IT Practice

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has named James Utterback as principal and practice leader of its information technology practice. Mr. Utterback brings a wealth of global experience to the position, with 30 years of diverse executive leadership and consulting experience in information technology and entrepreneurial, private equity and venture capital backed endeavors. He previously founded and

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