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Aug 2, 2021 | In the Media | Ignites
The Fund Shop Jobs in Big Demand During the Pandemic

Demand for certain types of professionals has surged since the pandemic began and has only intensified in recent months, according to industry consultants and executive recruiters. View More>

Jul 30, 2021 | In the Media | Bloomberg
GE Always Promoted From Within. Now It’s Hiring From the Outside

CEO Larry Culp, the first outsider to run the 129-year-old company, has pursued external hires for key leadership positions. View More>

Jul 12, 2021 | In the Media | San Francisco Business Times
Executive search experts detail how they're recruiting the best talent in a post-pandemic world

After a year of working remotely, many executive search firms are finding that hiring and placing top executive talent is very different in a post-pandemic world. Executive talent can be located anywhere, many firms are realizing, and with large companies leaving the Bay Area, they are also searching for executives in other parts of the nation and the world. Here’s what some of the Bay Area’s top executive search firms said about the changing world of hiring. View More>

Jun 30, 2021 | In the Media |
Energy Sector Lawyers Are Making Moves. Here's Why.

“You are seeing something that is different than normal in the energy industry,” recruiter Jina Abells Morissette said. “[General] counsel typically stay at those companies for a very long time.” View More>

Jun 25, 2021 | In the Media | Pittsburgh Magazine
President and CEO of Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium Announces Retirement After 31 Years

DHR International begins search for Dr. Barbara Baker’s replacement. View More>

Jun 10, 2021 | In the Media | The Columbus Dispatch
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium officially begins search for new leader after resignations

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's search for a new president and CEO has officially kicked off this week. A search firm representative was in Columbus on Wednesday and Thursday, meeting with zoo employees, leaders and donors and community members as he prepares a job description. He hopes to start recruiting candidates in about a week, with interviews ideally beginning by late July. View More>

Jun 9, 2021 | In the Media | Hunt Scanlon Media
DHR International Assists Northwestern University in Landing New Athletic Director

Athletic directors are playing an increasingly vital role at colleges and universities across the country. In a search assignment led by Glenn Sugiyama, DHR placed former NCAA inclusion executive Derrick Gragg as the new athletic director for Big Ten’s Northwestern University. Let’s take a closer look at this important search as the school looks to make diversity and inclusion a top priority. View More>

Jun 4, 2021 | In the Media | Bloomberg
Should You Be Looking For a New Job?

If it feels to you like there’s been a lot of attrition lately, you’re not alone. It’s like there’s a new top banker or trader switching jobs, daily. Some people just want a new opportunity. But in part, there’s a frustration with corporations asking staff to come back too soon. View More>

May 10, 2021 | In the Media | Hunt Scanlon Media
Unemployment Numbers Fall Short of Expectations

As Americans continue to get vaccinated, employment numbers have been improving – but at a slower than expected pace. Here’s the latest monthly jobs report just released from the Labor Department. View More>

Apr 21, 2021 | In the Media | USA Today
There is a surge in new job openings, but why isn't there a surge in job candidates?

As vaccinations spread and the economy revs up, employers are looking to fill a surge of job openings even as relatively few workers apply. As a result, more firms are recruiting – luring skilled workers and low- and mid-level managers from rival companies as if they were high-level executives. View More>

Apr 20, 2021 | In the Media | Hunt Scanlon Media
Shift Underway in Private Equity Talent Acquisition Strategies

Having learned from past crises, PE firms are giving their portfolio companies more attention. That means looking closer at talent and finding new ways to unleash higher levels of leadership to boost results. After a year of turmoil, search consultants who specialize in private equity recruiting discuss what’s changed in the current COVID-19 environment, and what can be expected. View More>

Apr 8, 2021 | In the Media | FundFire
'Bizarre' 2020 Led to Diverging Criteria for Asset Manager CEO Pay

The rubric for determining CEO compensation at asset management firms varied widely in 2020, as leaders steered their shops through uncertain waters. Boards determined CEO pay based on their evaluation of what was important: some rewarded specific achievements, while others looked at employee wellbeing. View More>

Apr 7, 2021 | In the Media | DePaul University
Tony Stubblefield Named DePaul Men’s Basketball Head Coach

DePaul University announced today that Tony Stubblefield has been named head coach of the men's basketball program. Stubblefield comes to DePaul after spending the last 11 seasons at the University of Oregon. Stubblefield has over two decades of experience in college basketball. View More>

Mar 18, 2021 | In the Media | DePaul University
DePaul Selects DHR International for Men’s Basketball Head Coach Search

DePaul University has selected Chicago-based DHR International for its national search for the school's next men's basketball head coach. DHR's Managing Partner and Global Sports Practice Leader Glenn Sugiyama will partner with Director of Athletics DeWayne Peevy on the national search. View More>

Mar 16, 2021 | In the Media | The Washington Post
DePaul AD Peevy understands eyes on him with coaching search

DePaul athletic director DeWayne Peevy understands all eyes are on him. He’s about to make his first major hire since he got the job in August, one that will go a long way toward defining his tenure, now that the Blue Demons have fired coach Dave Leitao. And the pressure is on to get it right. View More>

Mar 8, 2021 | In the Media | Central Michigan University
CMU alumna Shawna Patterson-Stephens named next chief diversity officer

Central Michigan University President Bob Davies announced alumna Shawna Patterson-Stephens will be serving as the next vice president and chief diversity officer in a March 8 email to the campus community. View More>

Jan 25, 2021 | In the Media | Ignites
Pandemic Scrambles Fund Employees’ Retirement Timelines

The pandemic has thrown a wrench into the retirement plans of some fund industry employees. One high-profile case of this is Barbara Novick, a cofounder of BlackRock, who is credited with building a powerful lobbying arm within the world’s largest manager. View More>

Jan 12, 2021 | In the Media
Announcing the Launch of Search for Arts Leadership Podcast

James Abruzzo, Global Head of DHR International’s Global Nonprofit Practice, and his long-time friend and colleague in the field, corporate and arts communication consultant, Svenja Kluckow, have created and produced a podcast series on a subject they are both passionate about: arts leadership. View More>