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Coulter Partners Cambridge Epigenetix Hayden Jeffreys COO Joanne Mason VP
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Coulter Partners Completes Searches for Cambridge Epigenetix

Executive search firm Coulter Partners recently helped Cambridge Epigenetix (CEGX), a pioneer in the development and application of epigenetic technologies, to secure the appointment of two diagnostic experts. Hayden Jeffreys joins the company as chief operating officer and Dr. Joanne Mason becomes vice president of biomarker discovery. The appointments are designed to further strengthen CEGX’s in-house expertise

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ON Partners Expands San Francisco Office

Executive search firm ON Partners has bolstered its San Francisco operations with the appointment of Jeff Hocking as partner. An experienced consultant, Mr. Hocking identifies board members, chief executive officers and other senior-level talent across functions for technology companies and private equity firms. He joins the firm from Korn Ferry, where he was regional market leader for

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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.

Caldwell Partners 9.8% Q1 Revenue Increase
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Caldwell Partners Posts 9.8 Percent Q1 Revenue Increase

Caldwell Partners International has posted first quarter revenues of $14.9 million (Canadian), up 9.8 percent from $13.6 million last year. “The Caldwell Partners team delivered a strong performance in the first quarter,” said John Wallace, chief executive officer. “The overall economic outlook remains healthy, as we continue to experience solid search demand, notwithstanding our unbalanced performance

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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?

Heidrick & Struggles Stephen McAlinden regional leader Asia Pacific
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Heidrick & Struggles Appoints Regional Leader for Asia Pacific

Heidrick & Struggles has named Stephen McAlinden regional leader for Asia Pacific. He succeeds Steve Mullinjer, who will continue to pursue client work for the CEO & board practice globally. In his new role, Mr. McAlinden will lead 14 offices across Asia Pacific while continuing his client work as a partner focusing on corporate and investment banking. “Under Steve’s stewardship over the past

Companies Have Aggressive Hiring Plans for 2018
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Companies Have Aggressive Hiring Plans for 2018

The hiring outlook for 2018 is the best the U.S. has seen in over a decade with 44 percent of employers planning to hire full-time, permanent employees in the new year and half (51 percent) expecting to hire temporary employees, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. The most pressing question, however, remains: How quickly can they fill

Harris Search Associates University of Buffalo School Dental Medicine
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Harris Search Associates Tapped By University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Universities have long depended on executive search firms to help with their leadership needs, but these days the higher education sector is broadening its efforts to find more specialized leaders. As a result, search firms have expanded their niche offerings in the sector, identifying athletic directors, coaches and any number of other top posts. The

MJM Global Search CEO National Livestock Producers Association
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MJM Global Search Seeks CEO for the National Livestock Producers Association

The National Livestock Producers Association (NLPA), the national association of livestock marketing cooperatives and their captive livestock credit corporations, is looking for its next chief executive officer. The organization has enlisted Denver area-based MJM Global Search to find its new leader. Scott Stuart, longtime head of the NLPA, recently left the organization to take on the

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The Lancer Group Opens Office in Dallas

The Lancer Group, a La Jolla, CA-headquartered executive search firm, has opened a new office in Dallas and named Kevin Anderson as partner. The firm now has six offices in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Anderson brings to Lancer Group over 20 years of experience in executive search across the IT services, software, industrial technology,

Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition Global Performance Search Join Forces
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Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition and Global Performance Search Join Forces

The wave of mergers and partnerships in the executive search industry is continuing in the New Year. Recently, Waterbury Partners, Argenta Talent Acquisition and Global Performance Search (GPS) officially merged. The newly formed entity, which is called GPS, will have vertical expertise in professional services, data analytics, life sciences, supply chain technologies, logistics and medical

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Another Look at the Impact and Implications of Pay History Legislation

As more cities and states enact legislation to restrict employers, and their search agents, from asking candidates about their pay history, questions remain about the effectiveness of such laws, according to a new study by the recruitment firm NGS Global. The report, “Challenges of Gathering Compensation Data on Candidates,” spearheaded by managing partners David Nosal

Shelli Herman and Associates Kate Montonaga CFO Museum of Contemporary Art
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Shelli Herman and Associates Lands CFO for the Museum of Contemporary Art

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has recruited Kate Motonaga as the new CFO of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, led the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA was seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum. Ms. Motonaga

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EFL Associates Tapped by CalSTRS to Hunt for Deputy Chief Investment Officer

Demand for executive level, “high impact” investing talent has been on the rise, and in the years ahead it is expected to soar. Recruiters say the need for chief investment officers across the asset allocator spectrum, including endowments and foundations‎, and corporate, public and state plans, have significantly increased in number over the last five years as

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RSR Partners Forms Alliance with OnPoint Consulting

Executive search firm RSR Partners has established an alliance with OnPoint Consulting, an organizational and leadership development consulting firm, to deliver leadership assessment capabilities to their clients. The partnership creates an integrated but independent platform, separating search and assessment to ensure clients are provided with objective and unbiased advice, said the search firm. In addition, OnPoint Consulting’s

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide Paul Dinte aviation, aerospace & defense practice
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IIC Partners Appoints Leader of Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Practice

IIC Partners Executive Search Worldwide has named Paul Dinte as the new leader of its aviation, aerospace & defense practice. Mr. Dinte is founder, chairman and CEO of Dinte Executive Search and has over 20 years of experience in executive search, specializing in the defense and technology sectors. Mr. Dinte previously served as global chair for IIC

Women in the C-Suite Still Lagging Behind Male Counterparts
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Women in the C-Suite Still Lagging Behind Male Counterparts

The percentage of women in most C-suite positions is dramatically lower than their male counterparts, according to a new report by Korn Ferry. The study, drawn from an analysis of the top 1,000 U.S. companies by revenue, examined the percentage of women by title and industry and provides an update to a similar report the

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Jorgenson Consulting Seeks CEO for Puget Sound Economic Growth Group

The Regional Trade and Economic Development Alliance has selected Greensboro, NC-based Jorgenson Consulting to assist in its search for a new president and CEO. Todd Jorgenson, the search firm’s managing director and principal, is leading the assignment. The Regional Trade and Economic Development Alliance is the working name for a new regional organization created to enhance trade and

Brooke Chase Associates CFO Eric Skorge Fabuwood Cabinetry
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Brooke Chase Associates Finds New CFO for Fabuwood Cabinetry

Chief financial officers continue to be in high demand. Finding them is keeping many of the nation’s top recruitment operations busier than ever. In one recent example, Sarasota, FL-based executive recruiter Brooke Chase Associates helped place Eric Skorge as CFO with Fabuwood Cabinetry in Jersey City, NJ. Mr. Skorge is known as an experienced leader

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Heidrick & Struggles Restructures to Lower Costs, Improve Efficiencies; Chief Administrative Officer Leaves Post

A restructuring plan is underway at Heidrick & Struggles to reduce overall costs and improve efficiencies in its operations over the next several months. The expected annual cost savings from the restructuring is expected to range from $11 million to $13 million. According to sources, the restructuring will include Heidrick cutting its workforce of 1,600 employees

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Hotelivate Opens to Serve Hospitality Sector

An array of new recruiting firms have been started around the world in recent months. The latest: Hotelivate, a hospitality consulting firm, has been launched in India by Manav Thadani and Megha Tuli. The new operation comes as a result of Mr. Thadani, who served as HVS APAC chairman, ending his joint venture arrangement with HVS.

New Market Dynamics Shifting Priorities Executive Recruiters
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How New Market Dynamics are Shifting Priorities for Executive Recruiters

To remain relevant to their clients, executive recruiters – now more than ever – must be willing to adapt. In the new global context, “leadership as usual” is well on its way out, and recruiters must stop relying on an increasingly out-of-date search and selection approach, which is simply no longer enough. By way of

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CarterBaldwin Lands New Leader for the Heritage Foundation

After an extensive search,  CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Kay Coles James as the first African-American president of the Heritage Foundation, a renowned conservative think tank. She becomes the sixth president in the group’s 44-year history. The assignment was conducted by CarterBaldwin founding partner Price Harding and associate partner Andrea McDaniel Smith. Ms. James’ ascension follows

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ZRG Partners Names Smooch Reynolds As Managing Director

ZRG Partners, the fastest growing search firm in the U.S., has expanded with the addition of Smooch R. Reynolds as managing director. Ms. Reynolds’ career spans more than 25 years in executive search, specifically focused in the global investor relations officer and chief communications officer functional areas. She moves to ZRG from DHR International, where she

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Lucas Group Seeking Chief People Officer for Denver-Based Joint Venture

Executive search firm Lucas Group has been retained to lead the chief people officer search for the new joint venture formed by affiliates of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company. Kyle Lehman, managing partner, human resources executive search, is spearheading the assignment. The enterprise is a lifestyle and outdoors company with designs on shaping the

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Odgers Berndtson, Continuing Expansion, Adds Four Recruiters

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its recent expansion with the addition of four experienced and well-established executive search professionals to the firm:  Richard Kim, Diane Lavietes, Margaret Plympton, and Richard Modecki. Mr. Kim has joined as a partner in the firm’s Houston office where he will work Jim Thompson and Gary Payne serving the firm’s

Mentorship Programs are Important to Retaining Top Talent
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Mentorship Programs are Important to Retaining Top Talent

Few executives would deny the powerful role that mentorship plays in providing opportunities for personal and professional development. Indeed, most have experienced these benefits firsthand. Yet when it comes to understanding how mentoring operates – let alone how it could be harnessed to support, develop, and retain talented people – most of those same executives

Kingsley Gate Partners Launches Proprietary Hiring Framework
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Kingsley Gate Partners Launches Proprietary Hiring Framework

Executive search firm Kingsley Gate Partners has announced its new Synchronous Fit framework that leverages scientific cloud-based tools combined with insights from search consultants to provide the best fit between executives and companies. “Department of Labor statistics show that companies could waste more than 30 percent of an executive’s first year total compensation in making a bad

DRG Executive Search Richard E. Sebastian the Kennedy Center
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DRG Executive Search Finds New Leader for the Kennedy Center

DRG Executive Search has placed Richard E. Sebastian as the president and CEO of the Kennedy Center in Trumbull, CT. He succeeds Martin D. Schwartz, who announced his retirement in July after almost 40 years with the organization. DRG managing partner David Hinsley Cheng led the assignment. The national search was a joint effort between the recruiting

The Dingman Company Finds Rev. Cameron Barr Senior Pastor United Church Chapel Hill
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The Dingman Company Finds Senior Pastor for United Church of Chapel Hill

Executive recruiting firm the Dingman Company has helped place Rev. Cameron Barr as senior pastor of the United Church of Chapel Hill in North Carolina. He will assume his role in March, and is expected to preach his first sermon for the church on March 11. Rev. Dr. Rich Kidd of the Dingman Company led the search. The church was

Hanold Associates Heading CHRO Search for Ferrara Candy Company

Executive Search firm Hanold Associates has been selected by Ferrara Candy Company to lead its search for a new chief human resources officer. Reporting to the CEO, the CHRO will provide leadership and strategic management advice while ensuring execution of the company’s vision in all human resources activities. Ferrara Candy Company, a Catterton Partners private equity

Robert Half Posts 11 Percent Q1 Revenue Rise

Robert Half International Inc./(NYSE:RHI) has posted first quarter 2015 revenues of $1.21 billion, an increase of 11.2 percent from revenues during the same period last year. For the quarter, the company recorded net income was $77.9 million, or $.58 per share, compared to income of $61.6 million, or $.45 per share, the year before. "Led by

Grays Executive Search Expands Into Newcastle

Grays Executive Search a recently launched boutique search and selection consultancy, has expanded into Newcastle to help local and international companies find management talent across the city and the north-east. Dylan Christie becomes the new director of the Newcastle office. He has 15 years’ experience in senior level recruitment, including working for some of the

Isaacson, Miller Adds Higher Education Veteran

John W. Roberts has joined Isaacson, Miller as vice president. He will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Roberts was previously dean of the college of liberal arts and social sciences at the University of Houston. With more than 30 years of experience in higher education, Mr. Roberts brings an extensive network and

Parker Executive Search Fills Basketball Coach for Fordham

Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has placed Jeff Neubaueras as the new men's head basketball coach at Fordham University. In 10 seasons at Eastern Kentucky, Mr. Neubaueras won 188 games and made two NCAA tournaments. Fordham University is a private, non-profit, coeducational research university based in New York City. Parker Executive Search conducts executive searches for corporations,

The Buffkin Group Places VP Marketing at Availity

Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has recruited Molly Miles as vice president of marketing at Availity, LLC. Craig Buffkin, managing partner, and Jen Bradley, associate partner, led the search. Ms. Miles previously serve as VP of marketing at Wellcentive. Availity delivers revenue cycle and related business solutions for healthcare professionals. The Buffkin Group is an

ManpowerGroup Posts Seven Percent Q1 Revenue Dip

ManpowerGroup/(NYSE:MAN) has posted first quarter revenues of $4.5 billion, a decrease of seven percent from revenues of $4.9 billion a year ago. The Milwaukee-based staffing company recorded earnings of $65.7 million, or 83 cents per diluted share, compared to net earnings of $70.1 million, or 86 cents per diluted share, during the same period a year

Witt/Kieffer Adds Healthcare Specialist to Team

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has added Chris Wierz to its team as a principal in Oak Bridge, IL. Ms. Wierz brings over 30 years of healthcare experience to her executive search practice, including 20 years in healthcare information technology. She will help find leaders for hospitals and integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers, managed care companies,

CTPartners Financial Services Recruiter Heads to David Barrett Partners

Robert F. Gorog Jr., a partner and member of the financial services practice of CTPartners, has joined David Barrett Partners in Boston. Mr. Gorog brings over 20 years of professional search experience dedicated exclusively to the investment management industry. A senior member of CTPartners’ asset & wealth management and specialty hedge fund practices, his recruiting work

Alexander Mann Solutions Appoints New Leadership in APAC

London-based talent acquisition and management services firm Alexander Mann Solutions has strengthened its leadership team in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions with three new additions. Caleb Baker has been named managing director, Asia Pacific and emerging markets. Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Baker's experience specifically relates to talent acquisition, recruitment process outsourcing, managed service

Industrial Search Partners Taps CEO for Red River Valley

Industrial Search Partners (ISP) has recruited Nathan Asplund to serve as president and chief executive officer of Red River Valley & Western Railroad (RRVW). Jason Ward, managing partner, conducted the search for RRVW. Mr. Asplund most recently served as assistant vice president – Mexico for BNSF Railway. RRVW is a shortline railroad serving North Dakota

Turnkey Search Recruits SVP for the Pittsburgh Penguins

Sports and entertainment-focused executive recruiter Turnkey Search has placed Terry Kalna as senior vice president of sales and broadcasting with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Mr. Kalna has spent the past eight years as managing director of International Speedway Corporation, a sister company to NASCAR that operates 13 racetracks across the country. Turnkey considered more than 100 senior

AltoPartners Adds New Norwegian Partner Firm Kingbird

AltoPartners has added new Norwegian-based partner firm KingBird to its global alliance. Based in Olso, Kingbird is a partner- owned recruitment firm with more than 20 years of experience. It assists clients in several specialized areas including finding board directors, senior and middle managers, experienced specialists and key personnel. “We are delighted to welcome KingBird to the

hrQ Expands Staff with New Managing Director in Denver

hrQ, an executive search and professional services firm focused exclusively on the human resources sector, has named Anne Mounts as managing director of its Denver operations. Ms. Mounts joins hrQ with leadership experience from human capital firms including Interaction Associates, Inc., Vantage Partners, LLC and Better Communications, Inc. “Anne brings a wealth of knowledge to

Jorgenson Consulting Places President at Saratoga County

Executive search firm Jorgenson Consulting has recruited Martin K. Vanags as the first president of Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership Inc. The partnership was created to guide economic growth following the county’s break with Saratoga Economic Development Corp. Mr. Vanags comes to Saratoga County from Indianapolis, where he was vice president of regional economic development for the Indy

Egon Zehnder Fills Chair Position For BSR

Egon Zehnder has placed Alessandro Carlucci as BSR’s fourth chair. BSR is a global non-profit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies to build a just and sustainable world. At the end of 2014, Mr. Carlucci stepped down after serving for 10 years as CEO of Natura, the Brazil-based company

Career Partners International – Nashville Adds Senior Principal

Career Partners International (CPI) – Nashville, locally branded as Plumlee & Associates, has added Amy Plumlee to the firm as senior principal and owner. Ms. Plumlee brings over 10 years of human resources and talent management experience to the firm, which was founded by her husband and senior principal, Martin Plumlee. In her new role, she will

Touchpoint Search Opens Doors

Executive recruitment firm Touchpoint Search has been launched to help companies acquire talent as they respond to rapid and transformational developments in data, information and technology within the corporate finance function. Owner and president of the new firm is Steven Crane, who brings over 17 years of multi-industry public company CFO experience to the venture. Touchpoint

The Newport Group Acquires Three Sixty Digital Talent

Executive search and consulting firm The Newport Group has acquired Three Sixty Digital Talent, an executive search services provider focused on the programmatic, AdTech and data analytics industries. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Three Sixty’s brand will remain as is, and all of its executives have been retained as managing directors. “Three Sixty

Onstott Group Appoints Head of Healthcare Practice

The Onstott Group has added Brian T. Kelley Jr. to the firm to lead its healthcare search practice. Mr. Kelley will also maintain his consulting relationships with private equity and venture capital firms. “Brian’s extensive experience in the healthcare industry coupled with our existing relationships will greatly strengthen our ability to address the needs of

Diversified Search Recruits CEO for CARE Usa

Diversified Search has placed Michelle Nunn as president and chief executive officer of ‎CARE USA. Dale Jones, CEO, and Veronica Biggins, managing director in Atlanta, led the search. Ms. Nunn has spent her 25-year career dedicated to civic and public service. She has served as a social entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO, and most recently as a

TNS Partners Finds CEO for LOT Network

Dallas-headquartered executive search firm TNS Partners has recruited Ken Seddon as chief executive officer of LOT Network. Most recently, Mr. Seddon was vice president of intellectual property at ARM and previously held senior positions with Apple, Numonyx and Intel. LOT Network is an intellectual property focused consortium of companies that promotes innovation by reducing the

Kincannon & Reed Makes Additions In Europe

Kincannon & Reed has added four new managing directors to its European team. Jos Boeren joins the firm with 17 years of international experience in corporate business development, finance, and transactions services, including head of Agri Corporate Finance at Société Général and manager of M&A strategic planning at Bunge Limited. Fredrik Lundén brings more than

Phaidon International Opens In San Francisco

Recruiting specialist Phaidon International has expanded to the West Coast with the opening of an office in San Francisco. The new office will be led by associate director, Clare Cooper. Phaidon International’s initial focus in San Francisco will lean towards servicing the technology space, with a specialist IT and telecoms solution delivered by Glocomms, its

Futurestep Expands North American Search Practice

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has announced the appointment of two strategic hires for its North American business. Jonathan Tedesco joins as sector leader of utilities, while Simon Revere becomes supply chain practice leader. Mr. Tedesco joins the team to manage the firm’s client relationships across the utilities sector, working with

Diversified Search Recruits CEO For Care USA

Diversified Search has placed Michelle Nunn as president and chief executive officer of ‎CARE USA. Dale Jones, CEO, and Veronica Biggins, managing director in Atlanta, led the search. Ms. Nunn has spent her 25-year career dedicated to civic and public service. She has served as a social entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO, and most recently as a

Onstott Group Appoints Head Of Healthcare Practice

The Onstott Group has added Brian T. Kelley Jr. to the firm to lead its healthcare search practice. Mr. Kelley will also maintain his consulting relationships with private equity and venture capital firms. “Brian’s extensive experience in the healthcare industry coupled with our existing relationships will greatly strengthen our ability to address the needs of the

TNS Partners Finds CEO For LOT Network

Dallas-headquartered executive search firm TNS Partners has recruited Ken Seddon as chief executive officer of LOT Network. Most recently, Mr. Seddon was vice president of intellectual property at ARM and previously held senior positions with Apple, Numonyx and Intel. LOT Network is an intellectual property focused consortium of companies that promotes innovation by reducing the risk

CTPartners DiFilippo Joins DHR International as EVP in New York

James DiFilippo, a managing partner at CTPartners who also served as head of the firm’s retail & consumer goods practice, has joined the New York office of DHR International as executive vice president. He brings more than 20 years of executive search experience to DHR within the consumer and retail industries during which time he

Heidrick & Struggles Adds New Partners

Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles has added Birgit Adels as a partner based in Amsterdam and Thomas Linquist as a partner within its industrial practice. Ms. Adels, who becomes a member of the firm's consumer markets practice, has a career that spans more than 20 years of leadership roles, including global CEO of the fashion house

RSA Grows Interim Team

RSA, a global life sciences executive search and interim management specialist, has added Kris Richards as a senior consultant within its executive interim team. She will be responsible for delivering executive level interim services to both existing and new clients. For the past 16 years, Ms. Richards has specialized in recruiting for the life sciences

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