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October 7, 2019 | Press Releases
DHR International Places Northwestern Mutual Life EVP and Chief Information Officer

Global Executive Search firm DHR International is pleased to announce the placement of EVP and Chief Information Officer for Northwestern Mutual, Neal Sample. Partner David Merwin and Managing Partner Sal DiFranco conducted the search for Northwest Mutual. Both partners have over 20 years of technology recruiting experience and their practices include significant experience placing CIO’s, CTO’s, CDO’s and CISO’s along with their direct reports. Full Story>

October 1, 2019 | Press Releases
DHR International Global Real Estate Practice Managing Partner Transition

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce new appointments in the Global Real Estate Practice. Vince Saunders has been named Co-Managing Partner, Real Estate. Martin (Marty) Nass has been promoted to Vice Chairman in addition to his role as Co-Managing Partner, Real Estate. Full Story>

September 18, 2019 | In the Media
Hiring The Best Leaders with Jeanne Branthover

Podcast Episode Summary: Transcript A company of effective leaders is an effective company. Jeanne Branthover, one of the most influential people in the world when it comes to executive search, talks about hiring the best leaders to run your organization or company. Shes opens up about her unique background of how she was taught the importance of relationships and how women can do anything, including making a difference in the world. As she reveals the four secrets to winning a new job, she also highlights the importance of patience and having genuine empathy and transparency to success. Full Story>

September 16, 2019 | Press Releases
Wang Joins DHR International as Partner

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce Jenny Wang has joined the firm as Partner with a focus on the Life Science practice. Wang will also be a member of the APAC industrial team and will be based in Shanghai. Full Story>

September 16, 2019 | In the Media
U.S. Banks Are More Profitable Than Ever, But Wall Street Pay Is Slipping

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer David Solomon was paid $23 million last year, a third of what his predecessor received in 2007. Other Goldman employees haven’t fared much better. Compensation per employee is down by 61% at the Wall Street firm when adjusted for nominal wage growth in the period, according to company filings and calculations by Bloomberg. Goldman had the sharpest pay decline among a dozen of the largest U.S. and European banks, followed by Credit Suisse Group AG at 46%. The group had an average reduction of 14%. Full Story>

September 12, 2019 | In the Media
Procurement was a 'pain in the neck.' Now its leaders help alleviate the pressure point

Procurement is in a strategic role to find the best price while identifying vendors and suppliers - often with an assist from AI ans ML. Full Story>

September 11, 2019 | In the Media
Women’s Share of Board Seats Rises to 20%

The Wall Street Journal - California law requiring female directors causes ripple effects at companies nationwide Full Story>

September 10, 2019 | Press Releases
David Sheahan Joins DHR International as Partner

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce David Sheahan has joined the firm as Partner in the Private Equity practice. Sheahan is based in the Dallas office and holds almost 15 years’ experience in the human capital space, primarily in executive search and talent advisory. Full Story>

August 21, 2019 | In the Media
Wells Fargo's long CEO search takes toll on stock

At Wells Fargo & Co.’s town hall meetings, executives have fielded countless questions from employees about efforts to resolve scandals that erupted almost three years ago. One looming topic hasn’t come up recently: Who will run the bank? Full Story>

August 5, 2019 | In the Media
Hongkongers are reaping the benefits of a revolution in banking services, even before the first virtual bank kicks off

City’s eight largest banks have scrapped minimum balance fees effective August 1 Traditional lenders are upping their digital banking game in preparation for virtual banking challenge Full Story>

July 29, 2019 | In the Media
How to Get on a Board as a Female First Timer

It's usually men who get a seat at the table — and women who have previously served Full Story>

July 19, 2019 | In the Media
First He Helped Recruit Michael Jordan to UNC, Now He's the Go-To Scout - For College Basketball Coachces

One year into her new job as the athletic director at the University of Pittsburgh in early 2018, Heather Lyke was facing the most important decision of her tenure. Men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings was in the midst of a winless season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and a change was in the offing. Hiring a new football or men’s basketball coach are among the most important decisions that a high-major athletic director will make, as millions of dollars are invested on a yearly basis into those programs and the coaches make seven-figure salaries. So before Stallings had even coached his last game for the Panthers, Lyke found herself in South Carolina meeting with former coach-turned-hiring consultant Eddie Fogler about filling her soon to be vacant job. Full Story>

July 11, 2019 | In the Media | Sing Tao
Coming to Asia Alone, Female President Christine Greybe’s Success Lies in Courage

Christine Greybe, president of an executive search firm, has a proven track record in her career and is a role model as a successful woman. Full Story>

July 9, 2019 | In the Media | Thrive Global
Jeanne Branthover of DHR International: "Never assume what members of your team aspire to be in their careers"

Never “assume” what members of your team aspire to be in their careers. One senior member on my team, critical to my day to day operation, shocked me after 10 years by quitting. She told me that her career goal was not to follow in my footsteps as I had assumed and was training her […] Full Story>

July 8, 2019 | In the Media | South China Morning Post
Foreign firms lure compliance officers with CEO level salaries but are struggling to recruit talent in China

• The average pay package for an experienced financial fraud officer on the mainland can reach up to 2 million yuan a year, which matches the pay of a CEO of a small Hong Kong-listed company • International financial firms are seeking individuals in their 30s and 40s with strong digital skills Full Story>

July 3, 2019 | Press Releases
Silva Joins DHR International as Managing Partner

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce Wladmir Silva as Managing Partner focusing on the Consumer practice. Silva will be based in the firm’s Singapore office focusing on the consumer, retail, hospitality, travel and leisure sectors. Full Story>

July 1, 2019 | In the Media
How to Hire When Everyone Has a Job

Today’s unemployment rate is at its lowest point in decades, so how is your bank supposed to attract talent fresh out of college or from another industry? The good news is that community banks have tools that they can use to recruit the next generation of bankers. Full Story>

June 24, 2019 | Video & Audio
Jeanne Branthover on Diversity in C-Level positions

DHR International Managing Partner Jeanne Branthover speaks about the trend of women and diverse leaders gaining more roles in c-level positions and what they bring to the table. Full Story>

June 20, 2019 | Video & Audio
Jeanne Branthover - DHR, Leadership trends in Technology

DHR International Managing Partner Jeanne Branthover talks about the changes in technology taking place and how a C-Level leader should react and embrace the changes to succeed. Full Story>

June 20, 2019 | Video & Audio
Lisa Walker, DHR, Female Leadership Changing Corporate Boards

Lisa Walker, DHR International Managing Partner of Global Industrial Practice, speaks on Female Leadership Changing Corporate Boards. Full Story>

June 13, 2019 | Press Releases
Ensor Joins DHR International as Partner

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce Daniel Ensor as a new Partner focusing on the Financial Services sector. Full Story>

June 5, 2019 | Press Releases
Martinez Joins DHR as Managing Partner

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Jose Martinez has joined as Managing Partner with a focus on Advanced Technology and Professional Services. Full Story>

June 3, 2019 | Video & Audio
Challenges in the Industrial Sector

Managing Partner Lisa Walker discusses the challenges the industrial sector is facing in these times of technology changes and disruption in the industry. Full Story>

June 3, 2019 | In the Media | Hunt Scanlon Media
Talent Challenges Facing Mid-Market Private Equity Backed Companies

PE firms that specialize in lower mid-market transactions have an added challenge of attracting top talent who can function effectively to lead their businesses. Keith Giarman, managing partner private equity at DHR International, joins Hunt Scanlon Media this week to discuss how these smaller companies — often starved for leaders in finance, HR and sales — are changing up their strategies to lure talent. Full Story>

May 15, 2019 | Press Releases
Matthews Joins DHR International as Partner

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Mary Matthews has joined as Partner with a focus on the Board and C-Suite Practice. Full Story>

May 3, 2019 | Press Releases
Wing joins DHR as Managing Partner

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that that it has acquired OBEN Search and that OBEN’s founder, Michael Wing, has joined the firm as Managing Partner in the Oil & Gas industries. Full Story>

April 23, 2019 | In the Media | Boards&Directors
Best Buy To Get Woman CEO; Majority Female Board

For the first time in its 53-year history, Best Buy will have a woman in the corner office. This week, Best Buy announced Corie Barry, the electronics retailer’s chief financial and strategic transformation officer, will become CEO in June, replacing Hubert Joly who is also chairman. Full Story>

April 19, 2019 | In the Media | Bloomberg
JPMorgan Names Jennifer Piepszak CFO as Marianne Lake to Run Consumer Lending

Whenever Wall Street muses on who may someday replace Jamie Dimon atop JPMorgan Chase & Co., Marianne Lake’s name arises. For six years, she’s guided analysts and investors through the firm’s business as its chief financial officer. Full Story>

April 16, 2019 | In the Media | Hunt Scanlon Media
Why Your Board Needs a CHRO

Board members often lack experience in executive succession and rely on the skills of a director with a CHRO background to bring that expertise to the CEO recruitment process. That’s where a top HR leader can add tremendous value to boards, says a new report by DHR International. Mike Magsig and Jerry McGrath join Hunt Scanlon to discuss why boards have so few CHROs – and how to recruit them. Full Story>

April 15, 2019 | Press Releases
Jennifer (Carroll) Finger joins DHR International as Partner

Global Search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Jennifer (Carroll) Finger has joined as Partner based in their Chicago global headquarters. Full Story>

April 11, 2019 | In the Media | Hunt Scanlon Media
DHR International Places Top Leaders for Three Arts and Cultural Groups

Executive recruitment firm DHR International has recently placed top leaders at three major arts and cultural institutions: Onassis Foundation USA, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center. James Abruzzo, managing partner of the firm’s global non-profit practice, led the assignments. Full Story>

April 1, 2019 | In the Media | The New York Times
Wells Fargo C.E.O. Could Be Banking’s Worst Job. It’s Open.

Wanted: New chief executive to clean up radioactive mess. Hazmat suit not provided. Wells Fargo is searching for a new leader after its chief executive, Timothy J. Sloan, abruptly resigned on Thursday, having been hounded by politicians, regulators, customers and employees about the halting efforts to overhaul the scandal-tarred bank. Full Story>

March 27, 2019 | In the Media | Pharma Boardroom
The Ideal Pharma Country Manager: South Korea (DHR International)

ooking at what it takes to be a country manager of a multinational pharma company in some of the world’s most challenging markets. DHR International’s Helen Park outlines what she looks for in potential candidates for country manager positions in South Korea. Full Story>

March 22, 2019 | In the Media |
Talk of a New Wells Fargo CEO Swirls; Be Skeptical

If you're into who's in and who's out among the nation's big banks, today is a catnip kind of day. The New York Post reported today that directors of Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) were talking to Harvey Schwartz, a former top executive at Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), about taking over from current CEO Tim Sloan. Full Story>

March 22, 2019 | In the Media | USA Today
Businesses hire high-skilled workers even if there's no job for them. Here's why:

Here’s the new rallying cry for high-skilled workers hoping to get hired at their favorite company: Full Story>

March 14, 2019 | In the Media | Middle Market Growth
Mapping a New Career Benefit: How companies are touting their location to attract talent

The great Amazon beauty pageant, in which over 200 cities competed to become the site of the corporation’s second headquarters, spotlighted the role geography plays in a company’s growth plans. Location—especially a region’s quality of life and cost of living—has become an increasingly important factor in a company’s ability to attract and retain talent in a tight labor market. Full Story>

March 12, 2019 | Press Releases
Carney named DHR International Partner

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Dan Carney has been named Partner at the firm. Full Story>

March 11, 2019 | Press Releases
DHR International Places Senior Executives in Four Major US Arts Institutions

James Abruzzo and the Nonprofit Practice of DHR International recently completed four extensive searches for executives at leading arts and cultural organizations: Executive and Artistic Director, Onassis Foundation USA President and CEO, Tennessee Performing Arts Center Executive Director, Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center Senior Director, Finance, Apollo Theater Foundation. Full Story>

February 28, 2019 | In the Media | Hunt Scanlon Media
DHR International Opens Office in Switzerland

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has continued its recent expansion with the opening of its first office in Switzerland. Stefan Binder has joined the firm as managing director to lead the new office in Zurich, which becomes DHR’s 10th office in Europe. Full Story>

February 20, 2019 | In the Media | Hunt Scanlon Media
DHR International Lands CEO for Physical Rehabilitation Network

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. Full Story>

February 10, 2019 | In the Media | Forbes
Expert Resume Writing Tips You Need To Know Now

Recruiting for the right talent is no easy feat. If you're in the business of hiring you know that sorting through hundreds of resumes can be time consuming and overwhelming. As a candidate, it's no picnic either. With digital making us all have the attention spans of a goldfish or less, candidates need to make every effort to stand out from the sea of paper. However, there gets to a point where candidates are taking artistic license too far. Last week, I saw a resume for a buying position that was pink and lavender with at least four different infographics and fonts. I joked that it looked like a Valentine's Day card, but in all seriousness, it inspired this post. It's time to set the record straight on appropriate and preferred resume styles, so I decided to ask the experts, the recruiters, who do this for a living. Full Story>

February 8, 2019 | Press Releases
Capodanno Joins DHR International as Managing Partner

TORONTO (February 8, 2019) – Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Anthony Capodanno has joined the firm as Managing Partner in the Toronto office. Capodanno has more than 20 years retained executive search experience having led numerous engagements throughout Canada, the U.S. and globally, serving as strategic advisor, business partner and confidant to clients. Full Story>

January 30, 2019 | In the Media | China Daily
Leadership shortage hurts companies' innovation goals

Few organizations are meeting their innovation goals because they lack the right leadership, according to a recent global survey of 636 business leaders by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. Full Story>

January 25, 2019 | In the Media | Bloomberg
Wells Fargo Finds ‘Fresh Blood’ to Close Era of Consumer Abuses

Wells Fargo & Co. has jettisoned a longtime strategy of growing its own leaders in favor of importing them as part of the effort to clean up its image. The San Francisco-based firm hired Steve Troutner -- a veteran of Citigroup Inc., Bank of America Corp. and Wachovia -- to lead the community bank’s U.S. Western region. And it brought in Nyron Latif from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. as the head of operations for Jon Weiss’s wealth and investment-management unit. Both moves were announced this week. Full Story>

January 15, 2019 | Press Releases
Binder joins DHR International as Managing Partner

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to open its first office in Switzerland. DHR has been looking to establish a local presence in the Swiss market for the last couple of years as Switzerland is a geographic hub for many of our global clients and will allow us to better service our core global practice areas in Life Sciences, Consumer and Industrial. Zurich will be the firm’s 10th European office. Full Story>

January 12, 2019 | In the Media | Forbes
Study Results: The Top Companies That Prepare Marketers To Become CEOs

Which firms have reputations for developing superior C-level marketing leaders? And which firms provide the best training that enables marketers to become CEOs? These are two common questions I get from marketers, executives, and students. Full Story>

January 8, 2019 | In the Media | HK Economic Journal
Financial Industry Recovers amid the Downturn, with Asset Management Bucking the Trend

The biggest wish of employees is an increase in salary. Research institutions’ surveys have shown that employees in the financial industry were the ultimate winners in 2018. According to the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management’s Pay Trend Survey, the financial services sector enjoyed the highest pay growth rate both in base pay adjustments (5.3%) and in non-guaranteed bonus plans (17.63 months of base salary) compared with other sectors. Will the growth trend continue in 2019? Full Story>