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Goldsmith & Co. Finds Chief Investment Officer for New York Public Library

Executive search firm Goldsmith & Co. has placed Geetanjali Gupta as the new chief investment officer of the New York Public Library. She replaces outgoing chief investment officer Todd Corbin. The search committee was led by the chair of the library’s board of trustees investment committee, Dinakar Singh, with board of trustees chairman Evan Chesler, trustees Ray McGuire


OverNorth Expands Search Staff

Executive search firm OverNorth has appointed David L. Hansen as principal for its manufacturing, private equity and business services search practices. “Dave represents a strategic hire for our firm and we’re all very excited to have him join the OverNorth team,” said partner Renato T. Amador. “His extensive manufacturing sector experience extends our capabilities in the industrial technology

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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

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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

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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

Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Heading Library Director Search

Executive search firm Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates has been retained by the Tuscaloosa Public Library (TPL) to lead its search for a new executive director. Past library director Mary Elizabeth Harper resigned in December. Managing partners Dan Bradbury and Jobeth Bradbury are project co-directors on the engagement and they are joined by Karen Miller working as a principal on the

Reffett Associates to Recruit C-Level Officers for ACON Investments

ACON Investments, LLC has selected executive recruiter Reffett Associates to assist the company in the selection for senior leadership of newly acquired Fiesta Mart, LLC.  Working with Mike Byars, president and chief executive officer of Fiesta Mart, Reffett will initially assist in the identification and selection of the company’s chief financial officer, chief merchandising officer, and chief marketing

REC Elects Bespoke Recruitment Co-Founder as Chair

Co-founder and director of Bespoke Recruitment Ltd., Simon Noakes, has been elected chair of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) council, replacing Neil Smith. Mr. Noakes has worked in the recruitment industry for 18 years, including 14 years as director of Bespoke Recruitment Ltd. which he co-founded in 2001. Bespoke Recruitment focuses on the recruitment of professionals

CFOs Gearing Up for Big Increase In U.S. Hiring Activity

CFOs in the U.S. are more confident now than they have been in years about hiring trends, according to the quarterly CFO Outlook Survey conducted by Financial Executives International and Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. Survey responses indicate CFOs are gearing up to increase hiring activity in the coming months. “A majority of CFOs have been

Zolowicz Group Launches to Serve Legal Recruitment Sector

Executive search firm Zolowicz Group has been launched by David Zolowicz to serve the search and recruitment needs for the legal sector. “Mr. Zolowicz has a proven track record within the legal community,” said John McDonald, president of MRINetwork, of which the new firm is an affiliate. “His expertise coupled with his critical eye for talent ensures that he

Alexander Hughes Expands Paris Office

Global executive search firm Alexander Hughes has named Benoit Ceillier, Jean-Loup Charrier, Silvia Cheli and Blandine Roger-Fabre as new client partners in its Paris office. Mr. Ceillier, a former Nixdorf Computer and Microsoft senior executive, brings more than 20 years of international experience in sales, marketing and management in the IT/Internet business. His expertise covers strategy, sales, business planning,

Pearson Partners Recruits Provost for Illinois Institute of Tech.

Pearson Partners International has placed Frances Bronet as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She succeeds Alan W. Cramb. Ms. Bronet has been a distinguished professor and dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon since 2005. She began her career as a faculty

Turnkey Search Recruits General Counsel for the Miami Dolphins

Sports and entertainment-focused executive recruiter Turnkey Search has placed Myles Pistorius as senior vice president and general counsel of the Miami Dolphins. He will be responsible for all legal affairs of the football organization and Sun Life Stadium. “Myles is an accomplished executive who has extensive experience in leading legal matters and negotiations, but who also has experience across

DHR Set to Acquire Selected Assets of CTPartners

DHR International has agreed in principle on non-binding terms outlining the acquisition of selected assets of CTPartners in a transaction reached with CTPartners’ lenders. The negotiations bypassed the special committee of CTPartners’ board of directors when direct talks between the two companies broke down on or about June 17. The special committee was formed several

Lonergan Partners Taps CEO for Tely Labs

Redwood City, CA-headquartered executive search firm Lonergan Partners has recruited Todd Abbott as chief executive officer of Tely Labs. Mark Lonergan, founder and managing partner of Lonergan Partners, led the assignment. Mr. Abbott joins Tely Labs with more than 30 years of industry experience at some of the world’s leading technology firms, accelerating their financial and operational performance and advancing their

Ridgeway Partners Adds Investment Specialist In Boston

Executive search firm Ridgeway Partners LLC has added Kevin McKeon to its Boston office. Mr. McKeon has over 15 years of professional search experience dedicated to the investment management industry. He joins Ridgeway Partners from CTPartners, where he was a senior member of the firm’s asset management, wealth and alternative investments practices. Mr. McKeon has worked with

Diversified Search Adds Healthcare Practice Managing Director

Neysa Dillon-Brown has joined Diversified Search in Atlanta as managing director of the firm’s healthcare practice. Ms. Dillon-Brown is an experienced and highly respected search consultant with broad and deep national relationships with senior executives and emerging leaders in healthcare systems around the country. She has an impressive portfolio of clients in the academic, healthcare delivery, association and community

Twitter CEO Search ‘Bragging Rights’ Go To Spencer Stuart

Social-media company Twitter announced on its news feed that is has retained Spencer Stuart to lead the board’s search efforts to find the San Francisco-based company’s next chief executive officer. James M. Citrin, head of Spencer Stuart’s North American chief executive practice, will lead the assignment. Mr. Citrin has handled a number of high-profile CEO searches, including the

Competition for Cyber Security Talent Intensifies

Executive recruiters are reporting that high profile data breaches at well-known companies have induced demand for cyber security talent, namely chief information security officers (CISO), at a time when IT security executives are being elevated to the C-suite. “This convergence is a highly visible response to what is now seen as a highly visible issue,” said Scott

RSA and Heritage Partners Form Strategic Alliance

Life sciences executive recruiters RSA and Heritage Partners have formed an exclusive partnership. The combination, which will operate under the banner Heritage Partners-RSA, brings together the experience and advisory abilities of two established life sciences specialist boutique search firms. Heritage Partners has 20 years of experience in life sciences recruiting, advisory services and placing industry leaders.

T. Malouf and Co. Launches Director Search for National Bicycle Assoc.

Terry Malouf, founding president of T. Malouf and Company Executive Search, is conducting the search to replace longtime director of The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA), Fred Clements. Mr. Clements is stepping down in the next few months to take a project director’s role within the Costa Mesa, California-based organization. The NBDA has therefore initiated a national

Allen Austin Names Higher Education Practice Head

Global leadership advisory firm Allen Austin has added retired Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau as head of the firm’s higher education search practice. She will also be active in Allen Austin’s strategy, not-for-profit, aerospace, defense and intelligence recruiting practices. Vice Adm. Rondeau most recently served as president of National Defense University (NDU), which is the premier center for Joint Professional

hrQ Names Talent Acquisition Managers In Houston and Dallas

Executive search and professional services firm hrQ has strengthened its staff with the additions of Corey Harlock and Elizabeth Young as talent acquisition managers in its Houston and Dallas offices. hrQ focuses exclusively on the human resources sector, providing HR professionals for short or long term contract assignments and full time hires as well as offering expertise on a variety of human

Elusive Target: Women Securing Board Chairmanships

According to the most recent ‘Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective’ report by Deloitte, representation of women on corporate boards continues to increase, but the number of women leading boards still remains low globally. Overall, women now hold 12 percent of seats worldwide with only four percent chairing boards. European countries continue to lead on gender

Major, Lindsey & Africa Opens Minneapolis/St. Paul Office

Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has expanded its footprint in the Midwest with the opening of a Minneapolis/St. Paul office. Brian McMahon has been tapped to lead the new location as managing director, representing associate attorneys, individual partners and partner groups in the lateral marketplace and executing focused searches for law firm clients. In his new

Lochlin Partners Recruits SVP Marketing for USO

Boutique executive search firm Lochlin Partners has placed Paul G. Allvin as senior vice president of marketing and communications at Arlington, VA-headquartered United Service Organizations (USO). He will lead all aspects of the company’s marketing and communications department, including strategic and entertainment marketing, brand and creative services, web and digital marketing, special events, story development, publications and public

ADK Consulting Taps Executive Director for Monterey Peninsula Airport

ADK Consulting & Executive Search has placed Michael La Pier as executive director of the Monterey Peninsula Airport. He will replace Tom Greer, who announced his retirement last year. In his new role, Mr. La Pier will report to the five member publicly-elected board with responsibility for the development, operation and administration of the airport and its services to

Boyden Establishes New Office in Brussels

Executive search firm Boyden has opened a new office in Brussels. Francis Vaningelgem and Baudouin Contzen, previously founders of Executive Square, will lead the new Boyden Belgium & Luxembourg team as managing directors. The expansion builds on Boyden’s recent launches in the Netherlands and Geneva. The Brussels office will offer the full range of Boyden services in executive search, leadership

Buffkin Group Creates Venture Fund to Invest In Client Companies

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has launched a venture fund to invest in a variety of industries across the U.S. One of the primary goals of the initiative is to find visionary leadership in the companies it invests in, and the fund will target vertical industry sectors that are core to The Buffkin Group. Buffkin Ventures as the

CTPartners Shares Dive 17 Percent; Market Cap Stands At $13 Million

Shares in executive search firm CTParnters sank another 17 percent yesterday, dropping to a new low of $1.51. The once high-flying executive recruiter traded at $23.75 just a year ago. Volume was relatively light with 469,000 shares trading hands, about double the typical trading volume average for the company. CTPartners, one of only a few publicly-traded

Heidrick Taps CEO for Business-Industry Political Action Committee

Heidrick & Struggles has placed former Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. James Gerlach as president and chief executive officer of the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). The search was led by Heidrick’s education & social enterprise practice group based in Washington, D.C. Former U.S. Congressman Gerlach joins BIPAC with an extensive career in public service and the private sector.

Baker and Assoc. to Lead President Search for U. of Mary Washington

Baker and Associates, LLC has been chosen by the University of Mary Washington in Virginia to lead in the search for its 10th president. Rick Hurley, who has served as the University’s president since 2010, said he will retire, effective next June. The search will be led by senior vice president Martin Baker. Baker and Associates has conducted more than

Employers Focused on Growth See Hiring Momentum Accelerating

U.S. employers’ hiring intentions are among the strongest globally for the third quarter of 2015, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released by ManpowerGroup. Taking into account seasonal variations, the Net Employment Outlook is up 16 percent, which is on par with Q2 2015 and up from Q3 2014 when the Outlook was +14 percent. Only

Culture and Brand Seen As Top Advantages When Recruiting Talent

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company specializing in talent solutions, revealed results of an executive survey on what gives companies a competitive advantage when recruiting top talent. Organizational culture and employment brand were seen as ranking highest among more than 1,000 responses to the global survey. Nearly two-thirds (61 percent) of respondents said that organizational culture was the most important

ZRG Partners Rebrands With New Logo and Website

West Orange, NJ-based ZRG Partners, a firm focused on providing human capital services to key markets in the financial services, healthcare & life sciences, non-profit, industrial, technology, energy, private equity, board services, and education sectors, has rebranded itself and unveiled a newly redesigned website. The identity makeover comes on the heels of the firm’s capital raise with Northcreek Mezzanine

Vetted Solutions Heading Marketing Society CEO Search

Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has been selected by the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. James Zaniello, Vetted Solutions president, is heading the search assignment. SMPS seeks a CEO capable of providing the strategic vision and operational leadership needed to build on the society’s foundation for

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