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Korn/Ferry Names Jocelyn Dehnert to Board Services Leadership Role in Europe

LONDON, September 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), the
premier provider of executive search, outsourced recruiting and leadership
development solutions, today announced that Jocelyn Dehnert has joined the
leadership team of its Board Services practice in Europe. Based in London, she
will focus on strengthening the firm's service delivery to plc Boards of
Directors in the UK and across Europe, with special emphasis on the recruitment
of executive and non-executive directors.

Previously, Ms. Dehnert was a Vice Chairman and a Regional Managing Partner for
Northern Europe at Heidrick & Struggles. Throughout her career, she has handled
numerous senior appointments for investment and major retail banks, as well as
other professional services and financial institutions.

"Competition for qualified executive and non-executive directors has become
increasingly fierce, and boardrooms across Europe are undergoing rapid and
exciting change," said Chris van Someren, president of Korn/Ferry Europe. "I
feel confident that Jocelyn -- together with Didier Vuchot, Mina Gouran, and
our other Board Services practitioners in Europe -- make a formidable team who
will enhance Korn/Ferry's already strong reputation for board services in this
market. We are all delighted that she has decided to join our firm."

Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Ms. Dehnert served as the National
Administration Manager for Barclays Australia (Finance) Limited. Previously,
she was the Australian Investment Manager for FNBC-Waltons. Ms. Dehnert began
her career as a Systems Analyst with Woolworth's. She earned both her MBA and
Ph.D at the University of New South Wales, and has an arts degree in economics
from the University of Sydney.

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International, with more than 70 offices in 35 countries, is the
premier provider of executive search, outsourced recruiting and leadership
development solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm partners with clients
worldwide to deliver unparalleled senior-level search, management assessment,
coaching and development, and recruitment outsourcing services through its
Futurestep subsidiary. For more information, visit the Korn/Ferry International
Web site at www.kornferry.com or the Futurestep Web site at www.futurestep.com.


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CDI Corp. Welcomes New Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Nominee

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) is
pleased to announce that Mark A. Kerschner has joined the company as Executive
Vice President effective Tuesday, September 6. Additionally, he is expected
to be elected as Chief Financial Officer by the CDI Board of Directors
following the filing of the company's SEC Form 10-Q for the third quarter.
Kerschner's distinguished background includes senior financial roles with
leading firms and consortiums in the chemical, process and pharmaceutical
industries. His most recent past positions have included Vice President &
Assistant Controller of Schering-Plough Corporation, Chief Financial Officer
of Elemica, Inc. and Senior Vice President & Treasurer of BASF Corporation.
"We are excited to welcome Mark to the CDI team. He has valuable
experience with a broad group of firms that are current CDI customers and with
those that are potential customers in critical CDI verticals. Additionally,
he has a solid base in internal and external auditing experience from past
positions with Price Waterhouse and the ITT Corporation," said President and
Chief Executive Officer Roger H. Ballou.
Kerschner is a graduate of Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He will be
located at CDI's corporate headquarter offices at 1717 Arch Street in
Philadelphia.

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Ford Lio Ho Motor names new CEO at Mazda Taiwan

Ford Lio Ho Motor Co (福特六和) yesterday named Jason Liu (劉宗信) as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Mazda Taiwan, hoping the new appointment will help boost the brand's domestic market share.

Ford Lio Ho is 70-percent owned by the Detroit-based Ford Motor Co, which controls the Mazda brand along with brands such as Volvo, Land Rover and Jaguar.

"I hope to bring Mazda to further heights," Liu told a press conference yesterday at which the company announced changes to its top management.

While more concrete plans will be ironed out after he assumes the new post on Oct. 1, Liu said that he will continue to promote the Japanese cultural spirit of Mazda among local consumers, while at the same time delivering products that exceed customers' expectations.

He added that in addition to increasing market share, he will realize Mazda's vision of building up profitable retailing systems for channel partners.

Liu was general manager of Mazda Taiwan in 1999 before leaving for Vietnam in 2001 to take charge of operations there. He helped boost the market share of Ford vehicles in Vietnam to 17 percent from 5.3 percent during his three-year tenure, according to the company's statement.

His latest position was Ford's deputy general manager of marketing for the Asia-Pacific region, which required him to be stationed in Thailand.

Mazda Taiwan's outgoing chief executive, Hu Kai-chang (胡開昌), will be promoted to president of Ford's Premier Automotive Group in China. He will oversee luxury brands such as Volvo, Lincoln, Land Rover and Jaguar in China.

According to Ford Lio Ho president Jeffrey Shen (沈英銓), around 40 senior Taiwanese officials are currently based in China to increase Ford's visibility there.

"Promotions await them when they return to Taiwan," he said, adding that Ford Lio Ho will leverage Liu's expertise in products and marketing to lead Mazda brands in Taiwan.

Mazda currently controls a 6.1-percent share in the local automotive market, up from 4.3 percent in 2001 and 0.7 percent in 1997, the year Ford acquired distribution rights for Mazda in Taiwan, Liu said.

The company aims to sell around 32,000 Mazda vehicles by the end of the year, general marketing manager Frank Wang (王偉明) said.
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Korn/Ferry: CEOs prediction of growth in Malaysia on track

Malaysia was on track to becoming one of the top three countries in the Asia Pacific region with the best growth potential, said premier provider of executive search, outsourced recruiting, and leadership development, Korn /Ferry International.

Korn /Ferry country head and managing director Malaysia Reza Ghazali said this correlated with the results of a survey done by the company last December of 185 CEOs in the region where 33% of them said Malaysia had the best growth potential in the next five years, after China and India.

He said proof of Malaysia’s growth had been demonstrated in Korn /Ferry’s recruitment for executive and mid-management level staff among conglomerates and government-linked companies (GLCs).

In the survey, 8% chose Singapore as the country with the best growth potential.

The American-based company said impending mergers of Malaysia’s local banks would drive demand for top talent and industry specialists. In 2004, Malaysia was ranked third most attractive location for outsourcing after China and India.

Korn/ Ferry regional director for marketing communications for Asia Pacific, Marta Grutka said the majority of outsourced jobs to Malaysia were of high-level ones. This is because the country is well-suited for new business outsourcing services demanded by companies across Asia Pacific.

Its president for Asia Pacific Charles Tseng also said the biggest challenge facing 80% of the CEOs surveyed was gaining and retaining human talent.

“We find that very relevant and actually resonates against what we are experiencing here is that developing and encouraging talent is strong in Asia,” Tseng said.

In the survey, 61% stated the solution to adequately gain and retain talent was by offering competitive compensation while 58% said the answer was in stimulating professional growth and development and providing constant motivation.

“As skills get moved up the value chain, people need to be motivated and not challenged,” Reza said.

The company said demand for Malaysian talent had steadily increased in the region because Malaysians come from multicultural societies which enabled them to adapt well abroad.

Reza said demand for local talent was also high among Malaysian companies. For the past 20 to 30 years, Malaysia has exported professional, home-grown talent and the government-implemented measures to encourage Malaysians to return in 2001 had not been not successful.

He said this had been due to left a lack of candidates who could fill up mid- to top-level managerial roles.

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IMD International Search and Consulting announced the appointment of Epsen Fuller & Associates

IMD International Search and Consulting announced the appointment of Epsen Fuller & Associates as its lead North American partner firm. Epsen Fuller & Associates, a leading retained executive search firm headquartered in Morristown, NJ with offices in New York City, has deep expertise in recruiting senior executives in the technology, consumer products, life sciences, and financial service industries.

This confirms the position of IMD International Search and Consulting as one of the largest network of independent search firms in the world and as a sharp competitor of the integrated global search firms. This also lays the foundation for Epsen Fuller & Associates to offer its clients a more extensive global reach while strengthening the US and North American presence of IMD International Search and Consulting.

“With an estimated search force of over 150 senior consultants based in 40 offices throughout the world, IMD International Search and Consulting is ranked in the Global Top 20 and provides the best of both worlds to clients.” said Sherilyn Shackell Board Director of IMD and CEO of UK Partner Highfield Human Solutions “We bring our clients a truly global reach with a competitive edge of entrepreneurial drive, in-depth local expertise and a sense of superior quality ownership. With Epsen Fuller & Associates we found a highly professional partner firm with an enviable quality reputation in the USA. This will provide our UK based clients with a highly respected strategic stronghold in the US. It is a new partner with whom we can share our mission, our multicultural values and our passion for search, for quality and for trust-based client relationships. This partnership begins for us a very important expansion in the Americas and we are very encouraged by the opportunities this relationship presents.”

Thomas Fuller, General Managing Partner of Espen Fuller & Associates commented, “All of us at Epsen Fuller are energized about the expansion of our global reach and joining an organization whose partners exemplify the strongest independent firms in their respective countries. IMD has an especially wide window on the world and that’s critically important to an international firm such as ours, serving clients with global needs. Currently the 14th largest Executive Search firm in the world as ranked by Kennedy Information, IMD International Search and Consulting continues to build its global presence including the expansion of their North American, Asia Pacific and Nordic regions. This will enable us to provide our clients the same service and quality on a global basis.”

Epsen Fuller managing director Berthe De Vos added that she and her partners “took a serious look around for a global partnership” before choosing IMD. “They are in an aggressive growth mode and have a very well thought out strategy. For Epsen Fuller, this was critically important. We’ve selected to join IMD International Search & Consulting because we see it as a truly working partnership that executes the highest quality international work,” she said. “It has high membership standards, excellent business strategies and best practices, as well as sophisticated global communications systems.”

Over the past year, other new members have included GSI Consultants in Shanghai, Executive Network in Warsaw, Bubenik Partners in Prague and Mellaart International in Istanbul.

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Sun.Star Manila - Convergys names new president

CONVERGYS Corporation, a global leader in providing customer care, human resources, and billing services, has announced that David F. Dougherty, executive vice president of Convergys' Global Information Management Group (GIMG), has been named president and chief operating officer (COO) of Convergys.

In his new role, Dougherty is responsible for the company's Customer Care and Information Management businesses. Dougherty, a 15-year veteran of the company, continues to report to Convergys chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) James F. Orr.

Under Dougherty's leadership since 2003, Convergys GIMG returned to revenue growth and improved operating margins.

Previously, Dougherty was the chief development officer for Convergys from 2000 to 2002 and the president of the company's Customer Management Group (CMG) from 1995 to 2000. While president of CMG, Dougherty more than quadrupled CMG's annual revenues with an operating margin of 12.3 percent in 2000.

"Dave's track record of revenue growth combined with strong profitability performance in both Customer Care and Information Management reflects his deep knowledge of the business and the needs of our clients," said Orr.

"While we are making good progress in 2005 and we remain comfortable with our 2005 revenue and earnings guidance, Dave's leadership will allow us to continue to build our growth and profitability while further leveraging our unique customer care and billing value proposition," Orr added.

Jack Freker, CMG president, is leaving Convergys on September 9 to pursue other interests.

Steven G. Rolls, Executive Vice President of Global Customer Management and Employee Care, becomes executive vice president. In his new role he will be responsible for Employee Care and Convergys' recently acquired F&A outsourcing business. Rolls will continue to report to Orr.

Convergys Corporation is a global leader in providing customer care, human resources and billing services. Convergys combines specialized knowledge and expertise with solid execution to deliver outsourced solutions, consulting services, and software support. Clients in more than 60 countries speaking nearly 30 languages depend on Convergys to manage the increasing complexity and cost of caring for customers and employees.

Convergys serves the world's leading companies in many industries, including communications, financial services, technology, and consumer products.

Convergys is a member of the S&P 500 and a Fortune Most Admired Company. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Convergys has more than 62,000 employees in 67 customer contact centers, three data centers, and other facilities in the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. For more information visit www.convergys.com

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Blue Cross names new president

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has promoted Colleen Reitan to president and chief operating officer, the company announced Friday.
Reitan, formerly Blue Cross' executive vice president of operations, joined the Eagan-based health insurer in 1982.

"Colleen Reitan has developed a broad background in health-plan management over her 20-year Blue Cross career," CEO Mark Banks said in a statement. "Her new role provides important depth to our organization's leadership, enhancing our ability to focus on new areas of product and service leadership."

Banks had previously served as Blue Cross' president, in addition to his role as CEO. He will now focus on the nonprofit's long-term strategy and on key external relationships, while Reitan handles the day-to-day operations.

Blue Cross also promoted Denise McKenna to senior vice president of operations from vice president of enterprise service; Roger Kleppe to senior vice president from vice president of human resources and facilities services; Mark Manley to vice president and medical director of population health from executive director of the Blue Cross Center for Prevention; and Sanne Magnan to vice president and medical director of consumer health from medical director of the Blue Cross Center for Prevention.

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Sears Names New CEO, CMO

Sears Holdings, the retail giant that was created as a result of the merger earlier this year between Sears Roebuck and Kmart, has announced a new organizational and executive lineup effective Sept. 30.

The changes give Edward S. Lampert—the billionaire investment wizard and founder of ESL Investments, Greenwich, Conn., which orchestrated the merger—an increased role in marketing and merchandising, and elevate Alywin B. Lewis to the CEO position.

The announcement was made in Sears Holdings' Second Quarter 2005 Financial Statement, released yesterday.

Lampert, Sears Holdings' chairman, will lead the company's initiatives to become more responsive to its customers, including the marketing, merchandising, design and online businesses of Sears Holdings as well as Lands' End.

Lewis, former head of Kmart and Sears' retail business, will assume the position of CEO and president of Sears Holdings, with responsibility for the company's 3,900 stores, as well as home services, finance, legal, supply chain, information technology and human resources. Lewis is a fast-food industry veteran who came to Kmart from Yum Brands last October.

The company posted a disappointing profit of $161 million for the quarter, which ended July 30. Revenues totaled $13.19 billion. Sears's domestic sales declined 3% during the period; comparable store sales dropped 7.4%.

Kmart comparable store sales and total sales decreased 0.3% and 3.2%, respectively, for the period. Total sales were negatively impacted by a reduced number of Kmart stores in operation.

Sears Holdings, with approximately $55 billion in annual revenues, is the third-largest broadline retailer in the U.S., selling home appliances, tools, lawn and garden, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance products. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering including Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Apostrophe and Covington brands, as well as Martha Stewart Everyday.


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Korn/Ferry Torpedoed

Profits rise, predictions disappoint, but the hull is sound.

It never fails.

No matter how well a company reports doing in a given fiscal quarter, if its numbers don't "beat estimates," or if its forward guidance doesn't align perfectly with analysts' pipe dreams, the stock takes a hit. And if, heaven forbid, a company both fails to beat the current quarter's estimates and predicts lower earnings than Wall Street wants to see -- look out below.

Case in point: Headhunter Korn/Ferry(NYSE: KFY)announced a 38% year-on-year increase in profits yesterday, notching $0.27 per diluted share for its fiscal first quarter of 2006. Unfortunately, that was precisely the number that a consensus of analyst estimates predicted, so the company got no boost from "making its numbers."

Worse, Korn/Ferry hedged its bets considerably when forecasting next quarter's numbers, naming a range of $0.22 to $0.27 per share. Analysts had already agreed amongst themselves that only $0.27 would be acceptable, and the risk that Korn/Ferry might have reason to be more cautious helped the stock drop by 7% yesterday.

Never mind that profits grew twice as fast as the 19% revenue growth in the first fiscal quarter. Or that operating margins increased 110 basis points year on year, to 15.3% (besting, by the way, the operating margin for full-year fiscal 2005 by 80 basis points, as well). Or that net margins grew 120 basis points year on year, to 9%.

Overall, the company issued disappointing guidance for next quarter and failed to beat the Street in this quarter. Apparently, that's all that counts on Wall Street.

Not so on Fool Street, however. We're encouraged not only by the past quarter's stellar results (echoed, by the way, at other employment firms, such as Kforce(Nasdaq: KFRC), which reported similarly strong earnings last month), but also by Korn/Ferry's feeling the need to increase its consulting headcount by 7% to keep pace with booming demand for its business.

Then add to that mix the fact that Korn/Ferry has finally begun to rein in the rampant stock dilution, for which we've roundly criticized the company in past quarters. In contrast to last year, when Korn/Ferry diluted its outside shareholders by 14.6%, Q1 saw only a 1.7% year-over-year rise in diluted shares outstanding.

Combine its recent success with a bright future, expanding margins, and an apparent commitment to let outside shareholders share more equally, and this looks like one stock that could really float investors' boats.

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Korn/Ferry International "outperform," estimates reduced

Analysts at Robert W Baird maintain their "outperform" rating on Korn/Ferry International (KFY.NYS), while reducing their estimates for the company. The target price is set to $23.

In a research note published this morning, the analysts mention that the company's investment spending is likely to be higher than expected. Korn/Ferry’s ongoing investment spending initiatives are expected to boost the company’s long-term growth prospects, the analysts say. The hiring of an additional 10-15 search consultants is likely to exert pressure on the company’s average revenue per consultant in the near term, Robert W Baird adds. The EPS estimates for FY06 and FY07 have been reduced from $1.10 to $1.07 and from $1.26 to $1.23, respectively.

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Christian & Timbers Acquires Premier Firm Specializing in Human Resource Executive Search

With Acquisition of New York-Based Feehan Barr Partners, Christian & Timbers Adds Highly Specialized Capabilities to Meet Fortune 500 Demand for Global Chief Human Resources Officers

Christian & Timbers, the performance-based executive search firm, announced today that it has acquired New York-based Feehan Barr Partners, a premier executive search firm specializing in human resource executive search. With the acquisition of the Feehan Barr, Christian & Timbers expands its New York headquarters and adds to the firm's growing list of highly specialized global practice groups.

Brian Sullivan, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Christian & Timbers said, "Both Bill and Dan have extensive experience running high-impact human resources functions in a variety of industries and over the past four years they have leveraged this experience to build a highly successful boutique search practice. They have been on the client side in top flight organizations such as J.P. Morgan Chase and Pepsi. They have personal experience working with CEOs to build high-performing human resources teams and bring this knowledge and expertise to their clients."

Bill Feehan, co-founding partner of Feehan Barr Partners said, "Christian & Timbers is committed to achieving a new level of accountability within the search industry, the principle upon which we founded our firm four years ago. We are convinced that this approach differentiates Christian & Timbers from their larger competitors and will continue to fuel their ascendancy as a premier executive search firm."

"Hiring extraordinary HR leaders is critical to organizational success and not easy to do. Our continued mission is to help companies build world-class human resources organizations through our ability to locate and evaluate superior HR talent," said Dan Barr, co-founding partner of Feehan Barr.

Some of Feehan Barr's clients include: Capital One, Lehman Brothers, Limited Brands, Nielsen Media Research, Schering-Plough, Walt Disney and Wachovia Securities.

About Christian & Timbers

Christian & Timbers consultants are well qualified to discuss hiring trends and issues regarding board of directors, CEOs, and other senior-level functional and diversity assignments. Since 1980, Christian & Timbers has been a performance-driven executive search firm serving Fortune 1000, NASDAQ, and pioneering venture-backed companies. The firm's proven strategic search methodology strives to exceed client expectations and is supported by industry-best service, intelligence, and proprietary technology tools.

With expertise in technology, financial services, life sciences, consumer products, manufacturing, professional services, and demonstrated success in Board Services and serving Private Equity and Venture Capital clients, Christian & Timbers always provides clients top candidates for their leadership roles.

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Executive search firm Christian & Timbers has acquired Feehan Barr Partners, a New York firm specializing in human resource executive search.

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Faber Ross - the Executive Search Company announces change of direction

Faber Ross, the 15 years old Executive Search Company has announced a complete change of direction for its business. This Management Consultant firm was until recently wholly and successfully involved in finding Senior Executives for the IT and Pharmaceutical industries. With changes in the recruitment market becoming more pronounced, in particular the growing use of on-line job-boards, Faber Ross has taken the initiative to capitalise on their expertise in coaching senior candidates in readiness for their new roles. The competitive market for senior positions means that it is even more important for candidates to have their own clearly defined career-plan and the means to stay in front.

Peter Fisher, Faber Ross’ Managing Consultant said “The key factor in our success was in preparing candidates to meet the prospective client; but with those same clients becoming more able to source their own candidates - using on-line services, we have decided to adopt a candidate focused approach using the same on-line technology. Faber Ross Executive Coaching & Personal Profiling is the result of that decision.”

What they now offer is a facility for candidates to be coached individually and assessed over the internet. Faber Ross has teamed up with one of the world’s leading workplace behavioural analysts, Thomas International, and uses their trusted on-line Personal Profiling questionnaires.


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Sears Holdings names Lewis as new CEO, president

Sears Holdings, Hoffman Estates, Ill., the entity created by the merger of Sears and Kmart, today also announced several organizational and executive changes that are effective Sept. 30. As of this date, Aylwin B. Lewis will assume the position of CEO and president of Sears Holdings, with responsibility for the company's 3,900 stores, as well as home services, finance, legal, supply chain, information technology and human resources. Edward S. Lampert, Sears Holdings' chairman, will lead Sears Holdings' initiatives to become more responsive to its customers. Lampert will direct the marketing, merchandising, design, and on-line businesses of Sears Holdings, as well as Lands' End, to ensure that these initiatives are clearly focused on responding to customer needs. William C. Crowley, Sears Holdings' CFO, will assume additional responsibilities associated with the newly created role of chief administrative officer. Alan J. Lacy will continue to serve as vice chairman and a director and as a member of the office of the chairman. Lacy will also continue to serve as the chairman of the board of directors of Sears Canada and, together with Lampert, will focus on merger integration and strategic issues.

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NCR Names Nuti As New CEO

NEW YORK - Filling the hole in the wall, you could say. NCR (nyse: NCR - news - people ), the world's largest maker of automated teller machines, has named William Nuti chief executive and president, effective Aug. 8. Nuti, who has served as president and CEO of bar-code scanner maker Symbol Technologies (nyse: SBL - news - people ) since December 2003, has also been elected to NCR's board of directors.

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Johnson retires; Moore steps in as new CEO of Home Bank

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A long-time Home Bank CEO is set to retire at the end of the year, and will be succeeded by Dan Moore, who is currently executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Home Bank SB has announced that James E. Johnson will retire as president and CEO effective Dec. 31.

Johnson joined the bank 1971 as chief financial officer and was elected in 2001 to the Board of Directors. During his 34-year tenure with the organization, Home Bank has grown from $16.5 million to $190 million in assets. Johnson also researched and implemented the bank’s first on-line computer processing system in 1974.

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BCE names new executives

MONTREAL — BCE Inc. is shaking up its executive office, CEO Michael Sabia announced Friday.

The Montreal-based conglomerate said the new management appointments are designed to strengthen the operation “at a time of transition in the industry and intense competition in the marketplace.”

Pierre Blouin, group president of consumer markets, is leaving to pursue other activities, the company said.

Meanwhile Kevin Crull has been named president, residential services and Robert Odendaal has been appointed president, Bell Mobility and Bell Distribution Inc.

In addition, Alek Krstajic has been appointed to the office of the CEO, to assume a new senior executive assignment that will be announced over the coming period, the company said.

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Telcordia Names New CEO

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Telcordia announced today that Daniel J. Carroll has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Carroll will also serve as a member of the Telcordia Board of Directors. Matthew J. Desch will serve the company as Non-Executive Chairman. With the transformation of Telcordia into an independent, global OSS and network services leader complete, these moves will enable the company to seamlessly continue its evolution and global expansion into new markets.

Most recently, Mr. Carroll was Chief Operating Officer of the Business Communications Services Division at Lucent Technologies, where he was responsible for a $7 billion global business that provided telecommunications systems to large and small business enterprises. Mr. Carroll, a professional engineer who played an instrumental role in the development of the first VOIP switch for the Lucent division that later became Avaya, spent 35 years with the AT&T, Western Electric and the Lucent family of companies.

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Nokia Names New Group Executive Board Members

STOCKHOLM -(Dow Jones)- Finnish mobile communications company Nokia Oyj (NOK) Friday said it has appointed two new members to the Nokia Group Executive Board.

The company said Kai Oeistaemoe has been named head of Mobile Phones business group and Robert Andersson appointed to lead Customer and Market Operations.

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Medisyn Technologies names new CEO

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Medisyn Technologies Inc. has named Thomas Ingolia as its new CEO, effective immediately, the company announced Tuesday.
Ingolia comes to the Minnetonka-based drug discovery company from Salt Lake City-based Prolexys Pharmaceuticals Inc., where he was CEO. He has also worked as an executive at Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and several biotech start-ups.

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Segmentz, Inc. Names New Chief Financial Officer

Segmentz, Inc. Names New Chief Financial Officer; Company Also Relocates Headquarters; Announces Change to Board of Directors

BUCHANAN, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 1, 2005--Segmentz, Inc. (AMEX: SZI) announced today that it has named Mark Patterson as its new chief financial officer. Patterson, who brings nearly 20 years of finance experience to the role, replaces Andrew Norstrud.


Most recently, Patterson served as Director of Corporate Reporting for SIRVA, Inc. (NYSE: SIR), a multi-billion-dollar relocation services provider that operates a variety of brand names, most notably North American Van Lines. At SIRVA, he was responsible for SEC reporting and compliance issues. Prior to that, Patterson, 42, was Corporate Controller and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis with transportation company CRST International, Inc. Patterson also was previously Chief Financial Officer of Schilli Transportation Services, Inc., a transportation, warehousing and logistics company with annual sales in excess of $100 million. Prior to Schilli, he was Director of Treasury and Finance with US Xpress Enterprises.

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Telcordia Names New CEO

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Telcordia announced today that Daniel J. Carroll has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Carroll will also serve as a member of the Telcordia Board of Directors. Matthew J. Desch will serve the company as Non-Executive Chairman. With the transformation of Telcordia into an independent, global OSS and network services leader complete, these moves will enable the company to seamlessly continue its evolution and global expansion into new markets.

Most recently, Mr. Carroll was Chief Operating Officer of the Business Communications Services Division at Lucent Technologies, where he was responsible for a $7 billion global business that provided telecommunications systems to large and small business enterprises. Mr. Carroll, a professional engineer who played an instrumental role in the development of the first VOIP switch for the Lucent division that later became Avaya, spent 35 years with the AT&T, Western Electric and the Lucent family of companies.

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EasyJet appoints ex-RAC boss as new CEO

By Michael Smith

LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - British low-cost airline easyJet (EZJ.L: Quote, Profile, Research) selected Andrew Harrison, the former boss of UK motor services firm RAC (RAC.L: Quote, Profile, Research), as its new chief executive on Thursday.

Harrison, 48, will replace the airline's long-serving boss Ray Webster, who is retiring in December.

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Deloitte appoints Murray Jack as new CEO

Big Four professional services firm Deloitte announced today that Murray Jack, Wellington consulting partner and Asia Pacific Consulting leader for Deloitte, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte New Zealand by the Firm’s Board of Partners.

On August 6 Murray Jack took over the reins from former CEO Nick Main who has become Chairman following the retirement of John Hagen from the role after 26 years with Deloitte.

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ConAgra Foods Board Elects Gary Rodkin President and Chief Executive Officer; Steven Goldstone Selected as Non-Executive Chairman

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 31, 2005--ConAgra Foods Inc. (NYSE:CAG), one of North America's leading packaged food companies, today announced that Gary M. Rodkin will be the company's new president and chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors beginning Oct. 1. Rodkin, 53, was most recently chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo Beverages and Foods North America. He will succeed Bruce Rohde, 56, the current president and CEO.
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Rodkin's selection is the culmination of a formal search process launched by Rohde's announcement earlier this year of his plans to seek a successor. The Board was assisted in its search by Heidrick & Struggles, one of the world's premier executive search firms.

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ConAgra Foods Board Elects Gary Rodkin President and Chief Executive Officer; Steven Goldstone Selected as Non-Executive Chairman

Korn/Ferry to Report Quarterly Earnings Via Live Web Cast on September 7, 2005

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Korn/Ferry International , the premier provider of executive search, outsourced recruiting and leadership development solutions, today announced that the firm will be conducting a conference call and simultaneous live web cast to investors to report Q1 fiscal year 2006 earnings on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at 9:00 A.M. EDT. The call and web cast will be hosted by Paul C. Reilly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Gary D. Burnison, Chief Operating Officer and CFO.

What: Korn/Ferry International to Report Q1 2006 Earnings, Investor Conference Call and Live Web Cast Who: Paul C. Reilly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary D. Burnison, Chief Operating Officer and CFO When: 9:00 A.M. EDT, Wednesday, September 7, 2005 Where: Live audio web cast will be available at the following site: Korn/Ferry -- Investor Relations at http://www.kornferry.com/ About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International, with more than 70 offices in 35 countries, is the premier provider of executive search, outsourced recruiting and leadership development solutions. Based in Los Angeles, the firm partners with clients worldwide to deliver unparalleled senior-level search, management assessment, coaching and development, and recruitment outsourcing services through its Futurestep subsidiary. For more information, visit the Korn/Ferry International Web site at http://www.kornferry.com/ or the Futurestep Web site at http://www.futurestep.com/.

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Korn/Ferry to Report Quarterly Earnings Via Live Web Cast on September 7, 2005

GMAC Mortgage names new financial chief

HORSHAM, Pa. (Dow Jones/AP) -- General Motor Corp.'s GMAC Mortgage unit said Wednesday it has named Dave Bricker chief financial officer and split the post of chief operating officer into two positions.

Jim Hillsman, the previous CFO, will serve as chief operating officer for consumer operations. Ralph Hall will serve as chief operating officer for business operations.

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GMAC Mortgage names new financial chief

Ford names new controller for the Americas

DETROIT, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. (F.N: Quote, Profile, Research) on Wednesday said it named Robert L. Shanks -- its current vice president of operations support, finance and strategy in Europe -- to the position of controller for the Americas.

In his new job, Shanks, 52, will oversee all of the company's financial activities in the region, the second-largest U.S. automaker said.

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Stock Market News and Investment Information | Reuters.com: "Ford names new controller for the Americas"

Keravnos appointed as new CEO of Hellenic

The Board of Directors of Hellenic Bank Group confirmed the appointment of Makis Keravnos, former Finance Minister as the Group’s new Chief Executive Officer with effect from September 1, 2005.

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Healthaxis names new CEO

Healthaxis Inc. on Tuesday said John M. Carradine will add CEO and board member to his titles of president and chief operating officer, effective Oct. 1.

Carradine succeeds James W. McLane as CEO. McLane, who plans to return to his home in Philadelphia, will remain chairman of the company.

Carradine joined Healthaxis (Nasdaq: HAXS) in 2001 as CFO. He has been serving in his current roles of COO and president since February 2004. Prior to joining Healthaxis, he was CFO and treasurer of Micrografx from October 1998 through February 2001.

Irving-based Healthaxis provides business process outsourcing and claims administration technology services.

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Healthaxis names new CEO - 2005-08-30

William Keiper Named Hypercom Chief Executive Officer

Hypercom Corporation
(NYSE: HYC) today announced the appointment of William Keiper, 54, as Chief
Executive Officer and President of Hypercom Corporation, effective
immediately. Keiper, a member of the Board since April 2000, had been serving
as Chairman, interim Chief Executive Officer and President since March 30,
2005.

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William Keiper Named Hypercom Chief Executive Officer

Koch Pipeline names new president

Bob O'Hair has been promoted to president of Koch Pipeline Company LP. He replaces Pat McCann, who has accepted a position with Koch Industries Inc.'s operations excellence group.

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Koch Pipeline names new president - 2005-08-29

Lycos names new CEO

Lycos Inc. has announced the following information in celebration of its 10th anniversary.

Alfred Tolle has joined Lycos as its chief executive officer, responsible for revenue, profit and the consumer experience for Lycos' P&L including leading the management of all the Web sites within the Lycos portfolio of sites, sales, product development and marketing. Mr. Tolle currently sits on the Board of Directors of Daum Communications Corporation, one of the leading Internet, media and e-commerce destinations in Korea, with a growing presence throughout the Asian markets, and the parent company of Lycos, Inc.

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Lycos names new CEO

Informative Appoints Ed Sarraille as New CEO

BRISBANE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/29/2005 -- Informative, Inc., the leading provider of patented technology and strategic services that help businesses achieve greater brand advocacy, today announced the appointment of Ed Sarraille as CEO. With more than 30 years of experience as a chief executive and entrepreneur, Sarraille brings significant strategic branding and business expertise and an industry vision to the Informative executive team. Sarraille will spearhead the business strategy and product roadmap for Informative, ensuring that current and future customers benefit from the full suite of Brand Advocacy solutions.

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PRESS RELEASE Informative Appoints Ed Sarraille as New CEO

A hard title to live up to

By Tom Lester
Published: August 28 2005 18:48 | Last updated: August 28 2005 18:48

Cynics would say “chief marketing officer” is another case of title inflation. There can be only one chief something officer, and the title’s similarity with chief executive officer is a clear indication of status.

Whether it also indicates power is another matter. CMOs are still rare, and those who live up to the title are rarer still. Recent research by Spencer Stuart, the headhunting company, found that the average tenure of CMOs at 100 top US companies was less than 23 months, and 86 per cent of them had been with their companies for less than three years. Can they prove their value – and that of marketing as a whole?

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IPO VIEW-Searching for a CFO ahead of an IPO

By Nicole Maestri
NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - The hiring of a new chief financial officer can be a telltale sign that a company is headed toward an initial public offering.

That was the case earlier this month when clothing retailer J. Crew Group Inc. said that James Scully, a former Saks Inc. (SKS.N: Quote, Profile, Research) executive, would become its CFO. Less than one hour after making that announcement, the company's filing for a $200 million IPO showed up with securities regulators.

Charles Eldridge, who heads the financial officers practice at executive search firm Korn/Ferry International, said that bringing in a seasoned CFO can give an IPO added credibility.

"What companies like is somebody who is known to 'The Street'," he said. "If Wall Street investors and analysts already have a base of knowledge around the individual ... they know they can trust the person, respect the person. It begins to put a nice little shine around the package."

Companies often look for a CFO six to nine months before going public when they decide they need a new executive, Eldridge said.

Corliss Nelson is now CFO of Celanese Corp. (CE.N: Quote, Profile, Research). He joined the chemical maker in November, shortly ahead of its January IPO.

Nelson, who had been CFO of privately held JM Family Enterprises and Ryder System Inc. (R.N: Quote, Profile, Research), said it was his time at those companies, his capital markets experience and his relationships with the Street and the credit ratings agencies that helped land him the job.

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Stock Market News and Investment Information | Reuters.com

Comvita names new chief

Natural health food company Comvita has appointed a one-time technical director of Tetra-pak as its new chief executive.

Brett Hewlett, who spent 15 years overseas with the global food processing and food packaging solutions provider, will take up the role on September 19.

Comvita chairman Bill Bracks said Hewlett had the skills to help the company achieve expansion abroad.
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New Zealand Herald - Comvita names new chief - August 2005

Pathmark names new CEO

Supermarket chain Pathmark Stores Inc., Carteret, N.J., today announced that John T. Standley has been named as the CEO, effective Aug. 29. Standley succeeds Eileen Scott, who has served as CEO since 2002. Pathmark's spokesperson Harvey Gutman said in a statement, "As a recognized leader in the food and drug retailing industry, Mr. Standley is a seasoned executive with broad-based retail experience. Standley, who has a long standing relationship with The Yucaipa Companies, is known for his decisive leadership and has demonstrated a deep understanding of the supermarket and drug store industry."

Pathmark names new CEO

Fairfax appoints David Kirk as new CEO

PM - Friday, 26 August , 2005 18:30:00
Reporter: Neal Woolrich
MARK COLVIN:
Australia's newest media boss hasn't taken up his post yet, but already he's being warned of trouble ahead. Last night the Fairfax publishing company ended a 15-month search by appointing David Kirk as its Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Kirk's newsprint background is in making the stuff, as a paper manufacturer, rather than deciding what gets printed on it. But he says his lack of direct experience in newspapers won't be a disadvantage.

Still, he'll be taking over Fairfax at a time when its traditional business is under threat from online advertising, and cross-media ownership changes may be just around the corner.

Neal Woolrich prepared this report.

NEAL WOOLRICH: In 1987 David Kirk held up the Rugby World Cup as captain of New Zealand's All Blacks. Yesterday he was handed a different prize - the job as Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax.

David Kirk's appointment ends a 15-month search by Fairfax for a new boss. Like his predecessor, Fred Hilmer, David Kirk doesn't come from a newspaper background. He's spent the past two years as CEO of Australia's biggest commercial printing company, PMP.



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