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To Integrate AI, Companies Must Alter Management Styles

To best serve their clients, executive recruiters must understand that a company’s integration of artificial intelligence requires trust.

New Report Shows Diversity Gaps in AI/Data Leadership, Compensation

Heidrick & Struggles’ first annual survey of data, analytics and artificial intelligence executives examines both organizational structure and compensation for roles with these responsibilities.

Attracting Top Talent in the Age of AI

Artificial intelligence and automated technologies are about to transform the search for people. David Chan, CEO of Bo Le Associates, discusses how to find and retain talent in the workplace of tomorrow.

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Pat Tillman Foundation Retains Russell Reynolds Associates to Lead CEO Search

The Pat Tillman Foundation recently selected Russell Reynolds Associates (RRA) to lead its search for the successor to chief executive officer Dan Futrell. “Dan is transitioning out of his CEO role with the foundation to focus on a new university model for higher education and his continued role as a Tillman Scholar,” the non-profit said. “The


Hiring Top Talent with the Rigor You Would Bring to an Acquisition

Acquiring a new company is often a lengthy and highly detailed process for businesses looking to expand business, merge efforts, and manage risk as they surge forward. Most companies typically perform a massive amount of research, analysis, and rigorous inquiry before deciding whether to acquire a new subsidiary. This process often spares no detail as

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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.


Shelli Herman and Associates Recruits CEO for the Dallas Zoo

Following a comprehensive national search for a new leader for the organization, Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has placed Lisa New as the new CEO of the Dallas Zoo. She will be the Zoo’s first female CEO in its 135-year history. Ms. New succeeds someone she often has recognized as one of her mentors, Gregg Hudson,

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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?


Aya Healthcare Acquires Winnow AI

Aya Healthcare, a healthcare recruiting provider, has acquired Winnow AI, which uses artificial intelligence to match physicians with open roles. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Winnow AI was created by SwitchPoint Ventures, a venture studio that builds AI-driven business solutions for the challenges of healthcare. “Winnow AI offers a more targeted approach


EY Survey Reveals Enthusiasm For AI Will Drive M&A Frenzy

According to new survey data from EY, CEOs in the United States are riding a wave of optimism when it comes to revenue, profits, transactions, and the potential of generative AI. Survey data published this past month reveals that business leaders are confidently steering their organizations towards profitability, even as economic concerns loom. While AI


Egon Zehnder Selected by BP to Find New CEO

Leadership advisory firm Egon Zehnder has been called in by BP to lead in its for a new CEO, according to Sky News. Its search is expected to encompass external candidates as well as internal candidates, including the interim chief executive Murray Auchincloss. According to Sky insiders, Mr. Auchincloss, who was previously BP’s finance chief, has


Buffkin / Baker Recruits Director of Athletics for Middle Georgia State University

Partner-led executive search firm Buffkin / Baker has placed Michael Brown as the director of athletics for Middle Georgia State University (MGA) in Macon. Partner Kenn Carrick and principal Janny DeLoache led the assignment. “The goal of transition to NCAA Division II is to provide student-athletes with enhanced opportunities for competition, as well as greater access to


Direct Recruiters Inc. Appoints Practice Leader

OH-based Direct Recruiters Inc. (DRI) has named Christian Byrd as practice leader, medical device, overseeing operations in North America and the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Christian will partner with medical device clients across various functions, including commercial, medical, clinical, R&D, regulatory, quality and safety to provide customized recruitment solutions. “We are thrilled to welcome Christian to the


Hudson Global RPO Appoints CEO

Hudson RPO, a global total talent solutions company owned by Old Greenwich, Conn.-based recruiting firm Hudson Global Inc., has named Jacob Zabkowicz as global chief executive officer. “I am excited to welcome Jake to the Hudson RPO team,” said Jeff Eberwein, CEO of Hudson Global. “Jake’s growth orientation and winning mindset will help Hudson RPO achieve its aggressive growth goals. Over the


How Private Equity Outfits are Keeping Recruiters Busy

Attracting and retaining top talent is a challenge given the specialized skills and experience required to be successful in a private equity-backed portfolio company. When seeking potential talent for leadership positions, PE firms are laser-focused on finding specific domains and industry expertise to fit the unique culture and environment of their investments, according to Rob


Caldwell Recruits CISO for West Fraser

Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are awakening to the perils posed by cyberattacks. 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 has led


Massey Henry Seeking CFO/CRO for SaskCentral

Toronto-based executive search firm Massey Henry was recently retained by SaskCentral to lead in its search for a chief risk officer and chief financial officer. Reporting to the CEO, this executive ensures the financial and operational viability of SaskCentral, leading and supporting the strategic vision and development of high-level corporate business objectives at the board and


Harris Search Associates Recruiting Founding Dean for Xavier University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine

Following an extensive national search that included a highly competitive candidate pool from across the country, Harris Search Associates has placed Steven Halm as founding Dean of the Xavier University proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine, which slated to become the nation’s first Jesuit osteopathic medicine school opening its doors to students in 2027. “Xavier is gaining a


NPAworldwide Adds 13 Member Firms in the U.S.

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 22 new member locations in the U.S. “Congratulations to each of our new member firms,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining our recruiting network, these firms are invested as owners. Our continued membership growth allows independent recruitment firms to more effectively serve their clients and candidates by adding


Arts Consulting Group Tapped by the Bruce to Lead COO Search

Boston-based search firm Arts Consulting Group (ACG) has been retained by the Bruce Museum (the Bruce) in Greenwich, Conn, to lead in its search for a new chief operating officer. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, senior vice president, and Josyanne Roche, vice president, are leading the assignment for the search firm. The COO, in partnership with the executive director and CEO,


5 Top Skills for Human Resources Leaders Today

Human resources leadership continues to plays an important role in shaping an organization’s success by effectively managing its most valuable asset – its people. As the HR landscape continues to evolve, HR leaders must equip themselves with essential skills that go beyond traditional administrative tasks. In this article, The Christopher Group explores five essential skills


ON Partners Recruits CEO for MacStadium

Co-president Matt Mooney and partner Jake Espenlaub of ON Partners have recruited Kenneth Tacelli as the new president and CEO of MacStadium, an Atlanta-based Mac cloud provider. He succeeds co-founder Gregory McGraw, who has transitioned to executive chair of the MacStadium board of directors. Mr. McGraw recently announced his retirement after a 12 year tenure building and leading the company. “We are thrilled


Bannerot Partners Assists Remington Hospitality with CHRO Search

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,


The Professional Footballers’ Association Taps TurnkeyZRG to Lead Chief Commercial Officer Search

TurnkeyZRG has been tapped by the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) to lead in its search for a chief commercial officer. George Williams, managing director, U.K. and Europe, is leading the assignment. The purpose of this role is to scale the revenues generated by the PFA from commercial partnerships with sponsors, brands, media organizations and other key stakeholders


The Current State of Executive Recruiting

Look back three months and optimism was high. Everyone was hoping for a rebound and many were willing to believe certain data points—a market rally, continued growth in executive hiring—served as confirmation we were there—or, at least, almost there. Despite stubbornly high interest rates and global conflicts, Q2 was a proof point for the optimist.


Renovata & Company Recruits International President for RLDatix

Global executive search and private equity advisory firm Renovata & Company has placed Chris Baker as president international of RLDatix in Chicago. “Chris understands the healthcare industry and the challenges it faces,” says Thomas Jepsen, partner at Renovata & Company. “He also has a successful track record of driving enterprise software strategies that deliver innovation and


Myers McRae Tapped by Dakota Wesleyan University to Lead Provost Search

Macon, GA-based Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting has been retained by Dakota Wesleyan University to lead in its search for a new provost. Kenny Daugherty, the search firm’s president, is leading the assignment, along with Darrel Colson, senior consultant. The provost leads the university’s efforts in academic and student affairs, supporting faculty and staff who offer students


Campbell & Company Retained by Outreach International to Find New Leader

Campbell & Company has been retained by Outreach International to lead in its search for a new president and CEO for Outreach International. Leading the assignment are Dan Nevez, vice president, executive search, Alexandra Catuara, senior consultant, and Angèle Bubna, consultant. The president and CEO of Outreach International will have an inspiring and fulfilling opportunity


August Leadership Names Head of Global Operations

Executive recruitment firm August Leadership has appointed Faiza Savul as a partner and head of global operations. She will be based out of Karachi, Pakistan. With Faiza’s remarkable dedication and diverse experience, we have no doubt she’ll be an outstanding addition to the team,” August Leadership said. “She’s exceptionally skilled at developing innovative HR initiatives and strategies to


The Keys to Scaling: It’s More Than Just an Experienced CEO

Scaling a company is a significant milestone that many businesses aspire to achieve. However, the common misconception is that it takes an experienced CEO at the helm to successfully navigate this crucial phase. In reality, scaling has more to do with readiness, purpose, and a specific set of required leadership traits and skills that often


JM Search Recruits CEO for RX Green Technologies

Kristian Shannon and Jocelyn Scott of JM Search have recruited Gary Santo as CEO of RX Green Technologies, a producer of commercial cultivation supplies for the cannabis industry. He replaced Wes Matelich, who will remain on the board as an advisor. “With such a strong foundation in place, RX Green Technologies is ready to scale,” said Mr.


HARTZ Search Tapped by LCMC Health to Find Chief Talent Officer

Charlotte, NC-based HARTZ Search is currently leading the search for a new chief talent officer for LCMC Health in New Orlean, LA. The organization desires a seasoned professional as the chief talent officer to lead and drive the transformation of the critical talent acquisition function into an enterprise-wide shared services model in order that LCMC


The Moran Company Leading Search for the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association’s New Leader

The Moran Company, an executive recruitment firm that specializes in the non-profit sector, has been retained by the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association to lead in its search for a new executive director. Senior search consultant Mike English is leading the assignment. Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility

Keys to Executive Onboarding at Private Equity Firms

Onboarding plans tend to be generic—and an afterthought. Rarely do they consider the specific context in which a person must do their work and deliver the results expected of them, says a new report from Bill Allen, managing partner of CEO.works. “In private equity, I believe that is a mistake,” said Mr. Allen. “All too often, PE

Indeed Launches New Hiring Platform

Job aggregator Indeed has launched the Indeed Hiring Platform, a new solution that allows employers to manage the hiring process, from posting through interview, directly on Indeed, with no additional software. The new platform was designed to shorten the time it takes to get candidates into jobs. “With Indeed Hiring Platform, employers can reach 80 percent of US job

Boyden Appoints Managing Partner for Technology Practice in London

Boyden has named Mark Soden as managing partner of the firm’s technology practice in London. “We have a very experienced and skillful team in London and Mark is an ideal cultural fit,” said Nick Robeson, managing partner, Boyden UK & Ireland. “He will bring gravitas and insight to our clients in the tech space and to

Riviera Partners Acquires Arete Partners, Creates Riviera Ventures

Acquisitions and consolidations continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. Riviera Partners, a recruitment provider specializing in C-level engineering, product and design leader placements, has acquired Arete Partners. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Arete Partners team will form the foundation of

The Christopher Group Recruits VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Christopher Group, a boutique HR executive search and business solutions firm, has recruited Jameel Rush as vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion for The Philadelphia Inquirer, the third-oldest continually operating daily newspaper in the United States. The search was led and placed by managing director, Pam Noble, and managing partner Ayla Maloney. “It was an

Jobless Claims Remain High with Hopes of a Springtime Recovery Ahead

The Labor Department reported this morning that 712,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected 725,000 filings. The reading lands below the previous week’s revised total of 754,000 and marks a third decline in the last four weeks. Before the virus flattened the U.S. economy a year ago,

Kirk Palmer and Associates Assists Vince Holding Corp. with CEO Search

Retailers are facing major shifts in their businesses that call for “unprecedented responses” by CEOs who can effectively lead through change, intuitively and analytically understand the evolving consumer and respond to ambiguity, according to a recent Korn Ferry report. Developed markets, excess retail capacity, rising prices, the shift to omni-channel retail and the unpredictable pace of

Heidrick & Struggles Names Leader for Consulting Practice in Asia Pacific and the Middle East Region

Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles has appointed Markus Wiesner as regional managing partner for Asia Pacific and the Middle East region for Heidrick Consulting. He will take over from Ian Johnston who served as the APAC Heidrick Consulting lead for the past two years and will continue to focus on driving growth and market share for

How to Create a Culture of Retention

As executive recruiters know well, companies everywhere are full of eager employees poised for fresh starts. There is recharged enthusiasm for conquering previously unconquerable projects, and scaling new heights, according to a report by David Hunt of Hyperion Executive Search. “During lockdown and working from home, time with family and friends has allowed for the

Academic Search Taps New President for Saint Elizabeth University

Education-focused executive recruitment firm Academic Search has helped to place Gary B. Crosby as president of Saint Elizabeth University (SEU) in Morristown, NJ. Dr. Crosby becomes the first African-American and first male president in the university’s 121-year history. He is the institution’s eighth president. Dr. Crosby succeeds Helen J. Steubert, who will continue to lead

KEES Seeks Key Leaders for New Partnership of Envision Unlimited and UCP Seguin of Chicago

Executive search and non-profit consulting firm KEES (Kistner Eddy Executive Services) has been enlisted to help fill two key leadership positions for a new organization being created by the strategic partnership of the non-profits Envision Unlimited and United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago (UCP Seguin). KEES’ president and CEO Heather Eddy is leading the search for

Allen Austin Launches Interim Leadership Practice

Top experts in talent management and C-suite recruitment agree that interim leaders will likely play a significant and growing role in top grading senior-level positions in a post-pandemic era, where costs and efficiency underpin executive hiring. Houston, TX-based search firm Allen Austin recently unveiled a new push into the sector by establishing a dedicated interim leadership

SeekOut Secures $65 Million in Funding

Investors are pouring money into recruiting solutions businesses, especially those with an AI component. SeekOut, the AI-powered talent 360 platform, has received $65 million in series B funding led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from existing investors Madrona Venture Group and Mayfield. This capital raise brings SeekOut’s total funding to $73 million. This funding round

Setting the Pace for Virtual Outplacement

The process of looking for a new job after having been laid off has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, which has only been accelerated by the pandemic. Virtual outplacement firm Careerminds, a longtime leader in its field, has met these changing norms by focusing on two key aspects for individuals participating in its

DHR International Forms Alliance with Harvard Business School Latino Alumni Association 

Chicago-based executive search firm DHR International has partnered with the Harvard Business School Latino Alumni Association (HBSLAA) to create “21 in ’21” – a program aimed at placing 21 Latinx executives in board roles before the end of this year. DHR will engage its Latino Diversity Network of board-ready executives and its clients to bring more Latinx executives to

SPMB Assists NewView Capital in Recruitment of New COO

SPMB, an executive search firm that helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has assisted in the placement of James Beck as the new chief operating officer of venture capital firm NewView Capital in Burlingame, CA. “NewView Capital is elated to announce Mr. Beck as our new COO,” said Ravi Viswanathan, founder and managing partner of

Corsica Partners Acquires Benz International Group

Acquisitions and consolidations continue to make news in the recruiting industry, with a number of notable purchases in recent months. Recently, Sarasota, FL-based executive search firm Corsica Partners acquired Benz International Group. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founding partner Chris Benz was named managing director and search-for-search professionals practice lead. “We are delighted to

Diversified Search Group Names Global Insurance Practice Leader

Diversified Search Group has expanded with the recent addition of veteran search executive Margaret Resce Milkint as a managing director and leader of its global insurance practice. She will be based in Chicago. “Margaret brings not only a wealth of experience, but also so much more,” said Dale E. Jones, the firm’s CEO. “Her strategic thinking,

Private Equity Firms Invest in Raising Their Talent Game

Getting talent decisions right – especially at speed, across dozens of portfolio companies – is one of the stiffest challenges private equity firms face today. According to a new report by Bain & Company there are many reasons why talent decisions can go awry but those with the highest success rates have something in common:

Executive Transitions and Onboarding During a Crisis 

Even in the best of circumstances, leadership transitions are tough. Failure rates are estimated at 40 percent, and it often takes six months or longer for a new leader to get to break-even productivity levels. Today, as leaders are operating in the most challenging circumstances most have ever faced, a new report from Russell Reynolds

Benchmark Executive Search Recruits Chief Product Officer for Janes

Benchmark Executive Search, a boutique provider of cybersecurity talent, has placed Ben Conklin as chief product officer at Janes, a U.K.-based global agency for open-source defense intelligence. The position reports to CEO Blake Bartlett. “Ben Conklin brings a distinguished background, proven leadership and deep product and mission expertise to Janes,” said Jeremy King, president of

CalSTRS Taps Egon Zehnder to Find CEO

Egon Zehnder, the fourth largest search firm globally as ranked by Hunt Scanlon Media, has been enlisted by the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) to lead its search for a new CEO to replace Jack Ehnes, who is retiring in June. The selection was made following a competitive search process for an executive recruitment firm launched in August.

Kingsley Gate Partners Adds Three New Leaders

Kingsley Gate Partners continues to expand with the recent addition of three key leaders: Thomas Cope joined the firm as a partner based in Singapore. Ed Montoya comes to the organization as a partner in San Francisco. And David Mansbach is a new senior partner in New York. Mr. Cope brings extensive experience specializing in

Russell Reynolds Associates Assists Boston Symphony Orchestra to Find its First Female Leader

Russell Reynolds Associates has assisted in the placement of orchestral music executive Gail Samuel as the first woman president and CEO of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). She becomes the eighth leader in the organization’s storied 140-year history, succeeding Mark Volpe, who led the Boston Symphony for 23 years. Katherine Armstrong, leader of Russell Reynolds Associate’s arts &

Unemployment Falls to 6.2 Percent as Businesses Continue to Reopen

Employment rose by 379,000 in February as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. That’s down from a peak of 14.7 percent in April, but still far above the 3.5 percent rate in February before the coronavirus pandemic led to mass economic

Odgers Berndtson Names President in Canada

Odgers Berndtson has appointed Brad Beveridge as president of its Canadian business, responsible for leading the firm’s continued expansion and the growth of its executive search, executive interim and leadership advisory services. “Brad’s extensive experience as a search professional and business leader will be key to helping us continue to anticipate and support our client’s emerging

Quick Leonard Kieffer Recruits Chief Nursing Officer for Providence

As the healthcare sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the top nursing executive has traditionally been the most

Leathwaite Adds Director to Lead Strategic Communications Practice

London-based executive search firm Leathwaite has expanded with the addition of Sarah Crawshaw as a director to lead the company’s executive search practice for strategic communications, government affairs and investor relations. She will also support clients with chief marketing officer and digital marketing leadership appointments across the Asia region. “We are thrilled to welcome Sarah to

HR Leaders Thrust into the Spotlight Once Again in 2021

2020 brought numerous changes during a landmark year. It began normally in the first quarter, followed by the global pandemic in the second. This immediately ushered in uncertainty, and coupled with social unrest, created one of the most tumultuous times in modern history. In the third quarter, the curve became flatter and the economy reopened,

Americans Continue to File for Unemployment Despite Loosening Restrictions

The Labor Department reported this morning that 748,000 more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Before the virus flattened the U.S. economy a year ago, applications for unemployment aid had never topped 700,000 in any week, even during the Great Recession. The Fed have now reported about 78 million initial jobless claims over

ZRG Names Chief Revenue Officer

ZRG has named Justin Pinchback as chief revenue officer and head of practices. He will report directly to the CEO Larry Hartmann. “We laid out a spec: The dream player came with a great education, a consulting pedigree, and deep exposure to data-driven solutions in the human capital market,” said Mr. Hartmann. “We wanted someone who

Coulter Partners Fills CFO and Non-Executive Director Positions for Optimapharm

Life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has placed Walter Miller as chief finance officer and Charles Woler as non-executive director of Optimapharm. Directors Mark Sharp and Irene Montgomery led the assignment. “It has been a privilege to partner with Optimapharm on two more key search assignments, following our collaboration to bring Andrew Copestake on board as CEO

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