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Morris & Berger, a recruitment firm that specializes in searches for non-profit organizations, has been enlisted to help find the new CEO for Operation Gratitude in Encino, CA. Operation Gratitude is a charitable care-package provider. Each year, the group puts together more than 200,000 customized care packages filled with an assortment of goods, including snacks, entertainment, hygiene, and
SRiCheyenne has experienced a wave of growth since its creation in January with the merger of the Cheyenne Group and SRi. Among recent changes, the firm announced that Jamie Waldron has joined as a partner and will launch West Coast media and entertainment executive search operations from Los Angeles. Mr. Waldron was previously president of Sucherman Group, a management consulting and executive
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.
Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. Now, executive search firm Vaco has been acquired by Stamford, Conn-based private equity firm Olympus Partners. Founded in 2002 by Jerry Bostelman, Jay Hollomon, and Brian Waller, Vaco partnered with its first private equity partner, Quad-C Management, three years ago. Since then, the firm has experienced significant growth through extending
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?
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: U.K.-headquartered Armstrong Craven, a specialist executive search and intelligence consultancy, has named Tom Mason as its new chief executive officer. Mr. Mason previously served as senior vice president at
The failure of a new leader can cost an organization dearly – most estimates put the price at more than double the executive’s compensation. Add in an estimated new leader failure rate of close to 50 percent and it’s easy to see the inherent difficulty of leadership transitions. Even with a stellar selection process, the
Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has placed Karen Jensen Petrulakis in the newly created role of general counsel at Wellesley College. Managing directors Ronald Ciardiello and Heather Fine led the search along with partner Paul Williams. Ms. Jensen Petrulakis will serve as the principal legal officer for the college with overall responsibility for the vision and leadership of
Economic and community development organizations continue to turn to executive search firms to find new leaders. Executive search firm The Chason Group recently placed Leonard Sledge as the new executive director of the Henry County Development Authority. He replaces Charlie Moseley who resigned in May. Tim Chason, the search firm’s president, led the assignment. During the search process,
True Talent Advisory, a global platform for innovative human capital products and services, has named former Heidrick & Struggles veteran Korhan Kivanc as its new chief financial officer. Mr. Kivanc will oversee the financial strategy and operational efficiency of True Talent Advisory’s portfolio of companies including executive search firm True; leadership development products and services firm Synthesis; talent relationship
AltoPartners, an international alliance of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has added Lisbon, Portugal-based executive search firm Talent Search as its newest member firm. The organization now has 59 offices in 37 countries. Talent Search, which has an additional office in Luanda, Angola, was founded and is led by José Caetano Silva. He has over
The potential for job losses due to advances in technology is not a new concern among the global workforce. But over the past few years, fears of technology-driven job losses have emerged with advances in “smart automation” – the combination of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and other digital technologies. The impact of innovation is already
DHR International has recruited former Fifth Third Bank executive Amy Griman as chief trust officer of BMO Private Bank in Chicago. Leading the search was Carol Hartman, the search firm’s managing partner of financial services North America, along with partner Melissa Hatfield. “BMO Private Bank was seeking a leader who could create a culture of growth and
The U.S.-China Strong Foundation, a global non-profit committed to strengthening U.S.-China ties, has named John L. Holden as CEO. The organization enlisted the services of executive search firm Lochlin Partners to find him. He replaces Eugene Huang, who served as acting CEO since January. Lochlin’s managing partner Liza Wright led the assignment. “The U.S.-China Strong Foundation board was searching
Westport, Conn-based executive search firm Leadership Capital Group has expanded with the addition of Jennifer Rosenthal as a partner. With 25 years of executive search and human capital experience, Ms. Rosenthal is an expert in talent acquisition and assessment, management development and organization design. The firm described Jennifer as experienced at and passionate about helping management and
Global recruiting consortiums continue to take advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Among them, Agilium Worldwide Norway AS has recently been established in Drammen, Norway. Jon Steen has joined the group and will serve as managing partner of the new location. The new operation will focus on four talent areas: executive (recruitment of board of
After eight years in the job, William C. Dudley will be retiring early in 2018 from his post as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York – one of the most high profile positions in the U.S. Federal Reserve System. In an unusual matchup, recruitment firms Spencer Stuart and Bridge Partners
Alford Executive Search recently placed Diane Foote as the executive director of the Illinois Library Association (ILA). Her predecessor, Robert P. Doyle, is retiring after 20 years in the role. “Diane emerged early as a top candidate in a pool of highly qualified professionals in the library, association and general non-profit arenas,” said Heather Eddy, president
Executive search firm E.A. Hughes & Co. has appointed Bob Marchant as vice president and director of its Los Angeles office. “Patience pays off, and after knowing of Bob and his unique consultative abilities for many years I am very happy that he decided to join the E.A. Hughes family,” said Elaine Hughes, CEO of E.A. Hughes
Executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services provider Heidrick & Struggles International has named new leadership in the Americas with the appointments of Dominique Hansen as head of investment management and Renee Neri as head of asset management. Based in the Toronto office, Ms. Hansen will also serve as head of the firm’s CEO and board of directors practice
Orthopedic and spine-focused executive search firm Orthoexecutive and Crowther Ballantyne Associates have merged. The firms’ founders, Matt Woods and Gavin Crowther, look to bring enhanced executive search and recruitment solution for their clients. The collaboration of the U.K.-based operations brings together 33 years’ experience in executive search, and 18 years’ experience in the medical device industry in sales
Six years ago, London-based Marlin Hawk sent Mark Oppenheimer, then just 27, to New York to establish an across-the-pond outpost for the enterprising leadership advisory firm. He had four years of experience as a researcher and the faith and support of his bosses back home. But when he stepped off the plane in America, Mr.
DRG Executive Search has been retained by Shatterproof, an addiction prevention non-profit, to lead its search for a new chief development officer (CDO). DRG managing partner David Hinsley Cheng is leading the search along with senior consultant Carmel Napolitano. Reporting to the CEO, the CDO is a newly created role charged with developing and executing Shatterproof’s
The non-profit sector has gained economic strength in recent years, making it the third largest employer in the country. Nearly two million not-for-profits employ 10.7 million people and produce $1.9 trillion in revenue. In the past decade, employment in the sector grew by 17 percent. With demand for non-profit talent at an all-time high, search firms have
Executive search firm Lucas Group has strengthened its Chicago-based legal practice with the addition of Carolyn Aberman as its new managing partner for legal recruitment. “With two decades of combined experience as a practicing lawyer and successful legal recruiter, Carolyn Aberman has a deep understanding of Chicago’s legal marketplace,” said Steven Lynch, GM legal at Lucas Group. “Aberman’s
Paris-headquartered search firm Alexander Hughes has named Evan Tolstoj Hansen as head of the Nordic region and Nicolas Musy as managing partner for Greater China. With the strong and still growing economy in Northern Europe and in particular in the Nordic countries, the demand for top-level talent acquisition is strong and growing. To meet these
New efforts toward improving diversity are on their way over the coming year, according to a new report by Glassdoor. One in three (35 percent) hiring decision-makers expect to increase investment in diversity and inclusion and only three percent expect it to decrease. The remainder said they have no plans to change. The report, which
Chicago-based executive search firm Kittleman & Associates has been retained by the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) to find a new CEO. Principal Megan Lewis is leading the assignment for Kittleman. The organization is seeking a proven leader with a career in a similarly sized or larger national association who can help chart a path forward with
ADK Consulting & Executive Search has been retained by Louisville International Airport to lead its search for a new executive director. The executive director serves as the top aviation/airport executive in the airport system. The incumbent directs the overall management of the airport system, typically including its capital, real property, human resources and other assets, according to
Executive search firm Lancor has added veteran recruiter Scott M. Estill to manage its New York City office and lead its global advisory practice. Mr. Estill, who retains the title of partner, will play a key role in the firm’s well-established private equity-focused recruiting practice while building Lancor’s new advisory business. He will also co-lead the North
New Jersey-based JBK Associates International has added Laura Brown as vice president of the firm's industrial manufacturing practice. Ms. Brown brings over two decades of industry and recruiting experience specifically within the senior ranks across capital equipment, clean tech, chemical, aerospace, automotive, and the life science sectors. She was previously founder and president of Talent
R. William Funk & Associates has placed Daniel F. Mahony as the new president of Winthrop University. Mr. Mahony is currently the dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University. Founded in 1886, Winthrop University is a public, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. For
Executive search firm AGB Search Inc. has been selected by Marshall University to lead in its search for a new president. The university’s most recent president Dr. Stephen Kopp passed away following a sudden illness in December. Marshall University is a coeducational public research university in Huntington, West Virginia, founded in 1837, and named after
New York-based Russell Reynolds Associates has named Ernest ‘Ernie’ W. Brittingham as a managing director in the firm’s healthcare practice. Mr. Brittingham joins from CTPartners where he spent the last 16 years of his career, serving most recently as a vice chairman. While at CTPartners, Mr. Brittingham managed a diverse portfolio of the firm’s largest
Odgers Berndtson has added Olivier Dirdarian to its New York office as a partner, expanding the firm's consumer and retail practice. Mr. Dirdarian will manage senior-level executive search and talent assessment/advisory engagements for branded retail, apparel, cosmetics and luxury goods clients. He was a partner at Sterling International, where he led the firm's consumer, retail
Tatum LLC has launched its controller & financial resources practice, delivered by Randstad Professionals, a professional placement firm that specializes in recruiting for positions in finance and accounting, human resources, legal and sales & marketing. With more than 20 years of experience in delivering C-suite solutions, Tatum provides interim executive talent to spearhead new initiatives,
Search firm Hanold Associates has recruited Nellie Apostolova as head of human resources for Friedman Operating Group. Ms. Apostolova was formerly human resources business partner with Target Corporation. Friedman, a wholly –owned subsidiary of Constellation Software, Inc., acquires, manages and builds software companies in a variety of vertical software markets. Headquartered in Chicago, Hanold Associates
Trilogy Search Non+Profit has placed Lanita Pace-Hinton as deputy director of EdSource, a nonprofit research, policy, and communications organization established more than three decades ago. Chuck Pappalardo, managing director of Trilogy Search, led the assignment. Ms. Pace-Hinton had previously founded the Digital Media Solutions Group, a communications agency that provides digital solutions, content strategy and
IIC Partners has added Executive Headlines as its newest member firm. The partnership expands IIC Partners’ global reach to Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa. Executive Headlines specializes in the financial services, consumer & retail, human resources and technology sectors. Each managing partner has over 20 years of executive search experience. “IIC Partners’ rigorous
Liverpool-headquartered Hyperion Executive Search has appointed Ross Hoare as associate partner. Mr. Hoare has more than five years’ experience working within renewable energy project management and procurement with leading installer Eco Environments. “While Ross does not come from a recruitment background, he does have extensive knowledge of the renewables sector. He understands our clients’ market
Egon Zehnder is currently leading the search for a new human resources head for Infosys. The company recently announced a restructuring that saw its current head of HR move into a different role. Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions. Founded in 1964, Egon Zehnder specializes in the recruitment and leadership
Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search has been selected by the University of Iowa to lead its search for a new president. Outgoing president Sally Mason announced plans to retire. Founded in 1847, the University of Iowa is a flagship public research university in Iowa City, Iowa. Parker Executive Search conducts executive searches for corporations, colleges and
Brian M. Sullivan tendered his resignation from embattled CTPartners after the markets closed yesterday afternoon on a day which saw the company’s stock price swing up by nearly 20 percent on anticipation of the news. The company’s board of directors announced the appointment of CTPartners’ vice chairman, Sylvain Dhenin, as CTP’s new chief. Mr. Sullivan
It has been a banner year for the executive search industry – as well as for its leader, Korn Ferry. Statistics to be released by HSZ Media next month will show that the nation’s largest global solutions provider reported total revenues for 2014 of $1,008,000,000. It is the first time a search firm has broken
Stanton Chase International has appointed Mickey Matthews as its international chairman. Mr. Matthews currently serves as vice chairman/practice groups and managing director of the firm’s Baltimore office. In his new role, he will oversee worldwide activity among offices in Asia/Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and North America. Separately, Stanton Chase has added
Chandler Group has named Marty Hauser as a partner; he will open the firm’s first office in Northeast Ohio. Mr. Hauser has served in various leadership roles during his 35-year with Summa Health System, including CEO. “Given the rapid changes occurring in healthcare as organizations try to transform the way they deliver care – shifting
Search firm Polachi Inc. has placed R. Stephen Cheheyl as a member of the board of directors at Wave Systems Corp. Mr. Cheheyl, a seasoned operating executive with experience in the computer, software and data communications industries, was formerly executive vice president of business operations of Bay Networks. Wave Systems Corp. reduces the complexity, cost
Executive recruiting firm RPA Inc. is currently leading the search for a new vice president of instruction for Washtenaw Community College (WCC) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded in 1965, WCC welcomes more than 13,000 people from over 100 countries for study each year and grants certificates and degrees to over 1,400 students annually. RPA Inc.
Global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained by the American Bankers Association (ABA) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Frank Keating, its current CEO, is stepping down at the end of the year. ABA chairman John Ikard wrote in a memo to member CEOs: "At the committee's direction,
Washington, D.C.-headquartered Academic Search is currently leading the search for a new president for Edison Community College. The selected candidate will replace interim president Dr. Karen Rafinski, who has led the college following Dr. Cristobal Valdez’s announced departure in the previous academic year. Edison Community College was chartered in 1973 under provisions of the Ohio
Korn Ferry/(NYSE:KFY) posted revenues of $249.5 million for third quarter fiscal 2015, an increase of three percent compared to $242.2 million a year ago. The increase in fee revenue was driven primarily due to increases of 16.2 percent and 3.4 percent for Futurestep and Leadership & Talent Consulting, respectively, partially offset by a decrease of
Search firm Search Solution Group has opened its third office offering recruiting services for the life sciences and analytical instruments industries. The new office, based in Baltimore, will be overseen by managing partner, Emil Gerardi, who has more than 12 years of experience recruiting in the life sciences and analytical industries. He previously served as
Executive search firm Direct Recruiters, Inc. (DRI) has added Thomas M. Clark as director of its military transition, military leadership excellence, and supply chain/logistics practice. Mr. Clark is a former U.S Army Captain and Airborne Ranger who led troops in combat in the global war on terrorism and served as a subject matter expert on
Chicago-based Heidrick & Struggles International has named Daniel Kaplan as a co-managing partner of the firm’s chief human resources officer (CHRO) practice. Mr. Kaplan joins from CTPartners, where he was managing partner in charge of the firm’s global HR practice. While at CTPartners, Mr. Kaplan managed a diverse portfolio of the firm’s largest client relationships.
Global executive search firm Harvey Nash has grown its U.K. office with the additions of Philip Davies to lead the U.K.'s leadership consulting team and Richard Simmonds as director within the industry practice. Mr. Davies will work closely with the Harvey Nash Alumni Leadership practice across the Nordics. He has over 20 years consulting experience
IRC Global Executive Search Partners (IRC) has added Synergy Consultants India to its global network of recruiting and leadership advisory firms. Established in 1989, Synergy Consultants is among the pioneers of executive search in India. “India is one of the key emerging markets. We are really pleased that we identified such a strong and experienced
Spencer Stuart has placed Suzanne Lavin as the new executive director of the Institute for the Study of Business Markets (ISBM). Ms. Lavin most recently served as the vice president of corporate marketing at UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratories). The ISBM, headquartered at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has worked over the past 32
Executive search firm Harris Rand Lusk is currently leading the search for a new chief executive officer for the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority. The Authority operates accessible fixed route bus, commuter bus, ADA/disability, vanpool and airport service in the greater Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area, and serves the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw
Assigned Executives Ltd (AEL) has joined forces with EIM in the U.K. As two of the leading providers of ‘on-demand’ senior management capability, they will operate as one under the EIM brand to provide interim management, independent consulting and executive search services to their clients in the U.K. and overseas. “The addition to our U.K.
The People At Work Philippines has promoted Cesar Ginete to chief operating officer. Mr. Ginete previously served as vice president, a position he has held since 2014. He was in the same role for more than five years with StratSearchAsia prior to it becoming part of The People At Work in 2014. In his new
Recruiting firm Eames Consulting Group has named Tristan Amin as associate director of the firm's change management and technology practice group. Mr. Amin joins Eames with a recruitment career built over 14 years in both the U.K. and Singapore where he most recently served as director at Henderson Scott and FiveTenGroup. In his new role,