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PFM Executive Search Taps New Leader for Junior Achievement British Columbia

PFM Executive Search has placed Sheila Biggers as the president and chief executive officer of Junior Achievement British Columbia. Partner Shelina Esmail led the search along with senior consultant Jennifer Madden. Ms. Biggers brings over 25 years of experience working in the not-for-profit and public sectors. Her most recent role was associate dean, development and

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5 Recruitment Trends Changing the Talent Acquisition Landscape

Talent acquisition has always been an important part of the hiring strategies and recruitment practices for any organization. But in the last few years, it’s become more critical than ever. After the economic downturn, there was a surge in unemployed professionals; there simply weren’t enough jobs for them to fill. Now, with the economy and

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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.

Holmes Noble appointed Donna Chapman CEO

Holmes Noble Appoints CEO

U.K.-based executive search and interim firm Holmes Noble has appointed Donna Chapman as its chief executive officer. “Donna brings an impressive track record in consultancy and recruitment and has spent over 25 years operating at board level, specializing in sectors which are very important to Holmes Noble’s growth plans,” said Michelle Carson-Williams, founder and chair.

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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?

Quick Leonard Kieffer named Courtney Lada managing partner

Quick Leonard Kieffer Names Managing Partner

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has named Courtney Lada as managing partner. As the senior-most role within the firm, she will be responsible for business development, strategic planning, project management, and team member training and advancement. “During her decade-long career with us, Courtney has played a critical role in the firm’s success and growth,” noted Roger Quick,


Employee Job Satisfaction Critical to Developing Top Leaders

Organizations face numerous obstacles as they deal with the complexities of the 21st century workplace. At the top of their list of human capital challenges: HR professionals talk about the pressing need to keep employees highly engaged and to develop future leaders for their organizations, according to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2017

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Arts Consulting Group Finds New CEO for Cape Arts & Entertainment

Theatrical, film and music organizations have been turning to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Arts Consulting Group (ACG) placed Jonathan Kaledin as president and CEO of Cape Arts & Entertainment (CA&E). ACG president Bruce D. Thibodeau led the search. CA&E had been seeking an experienced, entrepreneurial visionary and a team leader who

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Arlington Partners Seeking CEO for The Institutional Limited Partners Association

The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) has retained Arlington Partners International to lead a global search for its next CEO. Lisa Heidman, the recruitment firm’s founder and CEO, and Deborah Magidson, senior client partner, are heading the assignment. ILPA’s chief executive is expected to lead an executive team and staff to deliver near- and long-term

Korn Ferry Chad Astmann Co-Head Global Asset Management

Korn Ferry Names Co-Head of Global Asset Management

Korn Ferry has added Chad Astmann as co-head of global asset management. He will be based in the firm’s New York office. With more than 15 years of investment management executive recruitment and organizational consulting experience, Mr. Astmann has placed top leaders in executive leadership, investments, distribution and infrastructure. He has also worked extensively in delivering holistic

Pure Search Germany opens headed by Ken Lewin

Pure Search Expands to Berlin

London-based executive recruitment firm Pure Search has expanded with the opening of an office in Berlin. This becomes its first office in continental Europe. Pure Search Germany will be headed by Ken Lewin, who joins the firm as managing director and country manager. Mr. Lewin has 10-plus years of experience in the DACH region. Previously, he was managing


Spencer Stuart Report Outlines How HR Drives Business Success

Technology and evolving employee expectations are redefining how work is done and how organizations think about talent: Less hierarchy. More flexibility. Unconventional career paths. Like everything else in the business world, the field of human resources has changed dramatically over the last several years, according to a new white paper by Spencer Stuart. In advanced

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McDermott & Bull Finds CTO for Panasonic Avionics Corp.

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. CTO hiring, in fact, is expected to grow by 18 percent by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. It’s a trend that has kept executive search firms well occupied. McDermott & Bull, for one, has placed former IBM executive David Bartlett as

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Jorgenson Consulting Tapped to Find CEO for One Acadiana

One Acadiana, a regional economic development group in Louisiana, has selected Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting to assist in its search for a new president and CEO. Jason El Koubi, who led the organization since it started two years ago, resigned in July. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, is leading the assignment.

Optimum Talent appoints Mike Bacchus CEO

Optimum Talent Latest Firm to Appoint New Leader

Numerous executive search 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: Optimum Talent has named Mike Bacchus as its new chief executive officer. He takes over the role from Ronald Dahms who becomes a senior advisor. Mr. Bacchus had been serving

One Search Consulting joins Taplow Group

Taplow Group Expands to Singapore

Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet the 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. Taplow Group recently made inroads into Singapore with the addition of One

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Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for J.D. Power

J.D. Power, a global leader in consumer data & analytics and advisory services, said that Finbarr O’Neill, its CEO and president, has informed the company’s board that he intends to retire. The company has enlisted Egon Zehnder to lead the global search for his replacement. Mr. O’Neill will remain with J.D. Power during the transition

Marlin Hawk hires Kirstine Wilson

Marlin Hawk Sources Top Goldman Sachs Hiring Executive

Executive search and leadership solutions provider Marlin Hawk has expanded its financial services practice with the addition of Kirstine Wilson in New York. Ms. Wilson has 15 years of talent management experience gained at Goldman Sachs where she focused on lateral hiring as vice president, global head – experienced hires. Ms. Wilson will take on the role

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Cummer Museum Taps Koya Leadership Partners for Executive Director

Executive recruitment firm Koya Leadership Partners is seeking a new executive director for the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida. Managing director Michelle R.S. Bonoan is heading the national search, with support from principal Sheila Hennessey, as well as Koya’s research and support team. The search for

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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

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). Rama is managing partner of EMA Partners UAE. He has 10 years of experience in executive search and serves concurrently as senior partner


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

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,

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

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

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

Russell Reynolds Associates Assists CFA Institute in CEO Search

Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has assisted in the placement of Paul H. Smith as the president and chief executive officer of the CFA Institute. Mr. Smith was managing director, Asia-Pacific, and global head, institutional partnerships at the CFA Institute. CFA Institute’s mission is to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the

JBK Associates International Recruits Chief Medical Officer For Contravir Pharmaceutical

New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has recruited John Sullivan-Bolyai M.D. as chief medical officer of ContraVir Pharmaceutical, Inc. Most recently, Dr. Sullivan-Bolyai was executive director of infectious disease clinical research at Merck. ContraVir focuses on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies. JBK Associates International conducts executive level searches across multiple functional areas in

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates Heading VP Search For Baylor University

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates is leading the search for a new vice president of university development for Baylor University. Dr. Kenneth L. Hall, who formerly filled the position, left the university in November. Baylor University is a private Baptist university in Waco, Texas. Storbeck/Pimentel is a minority and female owned search firm specializing in executive recruitment

DHR Makes Unsolicited Bid To Acquire CTPartners

Two of the nation’s Top 10 ranked search firms could soon become one. Chicago-based DHR International has submitted a formal, unsolicited written offer to acquire 100 percent of the equity of embattled CTPartners, based in New York. David H. Hoffmann, CEO of Osprey Capital LLC, a family office that owns DHR, has been quietly building

Executives Online Grows U.K. Leadership Team

International interim management and executive recruitment firm Executives Online has strengthen its U.K. leadership team with the addition of Chris O’Connell as managing director. With 17 years in the recruiting industry, Mr. O’Connell is the founder and ex-CEO of Timothy James Consulting. At Executives Online, he will help to accelerate new office openings across the

Norrie Johnston Recruitment Names Non-Executive Director

U.K.-headquartered Norrie Johnston Recruitment (NJR) has appointed Jackie Edwards as a non-executive director. Ms. Edwards has led major change programs for financial services brands and high profile regulatory bodies including Barclays Group companies, Cap Gemini Ernst Young and the Financial Services Authority (now the FCA). "We’re absolutely thrilled to have Jackie on the board. She

Spencer Stuart to Fill Director Post for L.A. World Airports

Spencer Stuart has been retained by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to lead its search for a new executive director. Gina Marie Lindsey, who has led Los Angeles World Airports for nearly eight years, has announced her retirement this spring. Los Angeles World Airports is the airport oversight and operations department for the city of

Overnorth Adds Financial Services Specialist

Executive recruiting firm OverNorth has named Lon Grubb as a partner, financial services. Mr. Grubb has spent over 30 years in the financial services industry in institutional and investment banking and as an executive search consultant. He assists investment and commercial banks, asset and wealth managers, private equity firms and corporations with senior level searches.

IIC Partners Elects Höchsmann & Company Kg Into Group

IIC Partners has added Düsseldorf-based Höchsmann & Company as its newest member firm. This marks IIC Partners’ third office location in Germany. Dr. Gerhard Michael Eckert, co-founder and managing partner of Höchsmann & Company KG, specializes in the aviation, industrial, healthcare, transportation, professional services and consumer products/retail sectors. Höchsmann & Company KG offers executive search

Odgers Interim Establishes Dedicated Referencing Team

Odgers Interim has established a dedicated referencing team in response to growing demand for detailed background checks on senior appointments. Former solicitor, Sally Havers, who has previously held roles at law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and the Treasury Solicitor in the U.K., will lead the offering, which includes professional referencing, and criminal, financial and tribunal

Carterbaldwin Recruits New President For Midland University

Atlanta-headquartered CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Jody Horner as the 16th president of Midland University. Ms. Horner joins Midland from a term as president of Cargill Meat Solutions and Cargill Case Ready. Founded in 1883, Midland University is a private liberal arts college located in Fremont, Nebraska. CarterBaldwin is a provider of executive search services

Calibre One Fills SVP Of Worldwide Sales Position For Castlight Health

Executive search firm Calibre One has recruited John McCracken as senior vice president of worldwide sales at Castlight Health, Inc. Mr. McCracken previously led the Jive Software global sales organization as worldwide senior vice president of sales. Castlight Health is the leader in enterprise healthcare management. Based in North America, Europe, and Asia, Calibre One

Gatti & Associates Names President And CEO

Executive search firm Gatti & Associates has appointed Alice Koehn Benson as president and chief executive officer. Founder Bob Gatti will move into the role of chairman emeritus and Judy Banker will be promoted to managing director. Ms. Benson will also work to help further the growth of the parent company, Search Enterprises. Prior to

Fox Rodney Search Opens Office In Dublin

Fox Rodney Search (FRS) has opened a new office in Dublin. The firm's Irish practice will be led by director, Portia White, and will focus on private practice, commerce and industry and financial services, with a focus on associate to partner level and general counsel searches. Ms. White has over nine years of experience within

Robert Half International Posts 13 Percent Revenue Gain

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted fourth quarter 2014 revenues of $1.22 billion, a 13 percent increase from revenues of $1.08 billion during the same period last year. For the quarter, the company earned $84.1 million, or $.62 per share, up from $66.9 million, or $.49 per share, during the same period a year earlier.

Korn Ferry Heading President Search for Moderna Therapeutics

Korn Ferry International has been selected by Moderna Therapeutics to lead its search for a new president. Moderna is pioneering messenger RNA Therapeutics, a new in vivo drug technology that produces human proteins, antibodies and entirely novel protein constructs inside patient cells. Korn Ferry, based in Los Angeles and with a presence throughout the Americas,

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