April 20, 2020 – Executive recruitment organizations have made a number of top leadership appointments over the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Recruiting and interim executive franchise system SearchPath Global has named executive search veteran Jonathan Bartos as its new president.
In his new role, Mr. Bartos will support existing franchises and grow franchise operations globally. “Despite the downturn in global economies with the COVID-19 virus, both the executive search industry and employment opportunities are expected to grow aggressively again once governments allow employees to come back to work,” the search firm said.
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“Jon has been well known in the executive search community for well over 20 years,” said Tom Johnston, founder and chairman emeritus. “Not only has Jon started and grown multiple search businesses, he has also been a top one percent biller, a profound thought leader, and a top speaker and consultant to help other recruiting firm owners achieve their vision. I am excited to hand over the SearchPath Global torch and looking forward to seeing the organization reach new heights.”
Mr. Bartos started his first executive search firm in 1998. As president and CEO of MRI/Jonathan Scott International, he saw success as one of an elite group of executive recruiters who billed over $1 million dollars annually while building a multi-million dollar top 10 office within the MRINetwork. After the 2012 sale of Jonathan Scott International, Mr. Bartos started Global Performance Search (GPS) in 2015, a retained executive search firm with offices in Toronto, Ohio, Kentucky, Colorado, Columbia and the Philippines. He also founded Revenue Performance Management, a leading performance analytics software company focused on improving sales and recruiting organizations.
SearchPath, founded in 2005, is considered one of the top networks of talent acquisition professional service and executive search firms in the U.S. Its client-centric approach includes a variety of service options.
Leadership Appointments Rising at Search Firms
Top leadership appointments have been gaining traction at executive search firms over the past year. Here’s a look at several examples taken from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Mercuri Urval, a global Swedish executive search, professional recruitment and talent advisory organization founded in 1967, has appointed Richard Moore as its new CEO. Mr. Moore joined Mercuri Urval in 2001 and has had a long career within the firm. During this time, he has undertaken many important roles in the company working with clients and colleagues across EMEA, the Americas and Asia-Pacific region. Since 2014, Mr. Moore has been part of the group management, and since 2017 he has also served as a director on the group board
Execu|Search Group announced that Lawrence Dolinko, current president of the professional services temporary division, will succeed Edward Fleischman as CEO. Mr. Fleischman, who founded the firm in 1985, announced his retirement as CEO and will remain with the firm in an advisory capacity as executive chairman. With over 20 years at Execu|Search, Mr. Dolinko has extensive experience in client management, relationship building, negotiation and sales.
CyberSN, a boutique search firm serving talent needs in cybersecurity, appointed Mark Aiello as its new president. “Choosing a president for a firm that has a very special family culture which focuses on productivity and love was easy when I met Mark,” said Deidre Diamond, CEO and founder of CyberSN. “Mark shares the same passion that drives us at CyberSN — the care of the cybersecurity community. Care of the community means building technology to speak their language, using technology to make great matches and providing career support along the way,” she said. “We care about the cyber professional and Mark does too.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media