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Intrinsic Executive Search announces new German office in Frankfurt

Intrinsic Executive Search announces new German office in Frankfurt

Intrinsic Executive Search Ltd, a leading Pan European Executive Search company, which sources VP, Director, Senior Sales and Pre Sales candidates on behalf of Enterprise and Banking Software vendors, has announced today the opening of a new regional office in Frankfurt to further support the company’s growth.

Ben Watkins, Director Europe of Intrinsic, commented: “We have listened to the market and our customers. According to a recent survey we have carried out, Germany is the second hardest EU country in which to find quality executives. The satellite office will support and improve our existing efforts and service level in the DACH region. The office will act as a regional hub and can be used by our employees, clients and candidates.”

Paul French, Director of Intrinsic added: “The vast majority of our clients either employ or are seeking to hire executives in Germany, therefore it seemed logical to support them by opening a regional German office.”

For further details, email bew@intrinsicsearch.com


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TowerHunter Executive Search Announces Exclusive Alliance with Europe’s Herbold Fischer Associates

TowerHunter Executive Search Announces Exclusive Alliance with Europes Herbold Fischer Associates

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Like some of the largest corporations in the country, TowerHunter Executive Search has formed an exclusive, international alliance to create a global presence with local roots. Europes Herbold Fischer Associates will bring new opportunities for TowerHunters American clients that most other mid sized search firms today cannot offer.

This exclusive relationship is unique for a mid sized firm formed without sacrificing the agility and responsiveness that makes TowerHunter so attractive to demanding clients, said Scott Smith, TowerHunter Managing Partner. TowerHunters reputation for customizing its approach to meet each clients unique need and culture is an exceptional fit with Herbold Fischers client-focused search practice.

Through TowerHunters offices in Phoenix and Washington DC, and Herbold Fischers Frankfurt office, the firms will complement each others work on behalf of their respective clients throughout North America and Europe.

The compatible philosophies of our firms, and the uncompromising commitments to integrity and exceptional outcomes, portend a productive alliance to benefit our clients, said Friedbert Herbold, Herbold Fischer Associates.

TowerHunter and Herbold Fischer work with clients in industries such as automotive, healthcare, manufacturing and financial services. Both organizations immerse themselves in their clients business and objectives, and accept only those assignments where there is full confidence in their ability to deliver a guaranteed result. In addition, both firms emphasize each candidates cultural fit, as well as their business acumen.

TowerHunters clients have unique needs in markets within and outside of the United States. When their business requires a presence overseas, this alliance provides the reassurance to count on TowerHunter to meet that objective.

About TowerHunter

TowerHunter, Inc. is a national, retained, executive search firm that partners with clients to fill critical leadership positions. Their clients are engaged in a variety of businesses across several industries and include publicly traded, privately owned and not-for-profit organizations. TowerHunter is a leading retained search firm, finding great leaders to meet unique business challenges. Visit www.towerhunter.com

About Herbold Fischer

Herbold Fischer Associates is recognized as a leader in executive search recruiting at Chief Executive, Director and Senior Manager levels. They have established enduring relationships throughout the world and focus on delivering value to both clients and candidates. Visit www.herboldfischer.com


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The Executive Search Consulting Conference, NY, March 10, 2008

The Executive Search Consulting Conference, NY, March 10, 2008

Invitation to The Executive Search Consulting Conference, NY, March 10, 2008

The practice of executive search in the Americas will soon reach a critical tipping point. Corporate demand for exceptional executive leadership talent continues to grow along with client expectations of long-term value and candidate expectations of career stability - all against a backdrop of record low executive tenure. So what next for the client relationship? How will the emergence of social networks shape the future of recruitment research? Will client pressures around the global sourcing of candidates force more boutique firms to find international partners? And how might the principal of today's executive search firm realize a return on their investment in the firm?

Join search-consult for its inaugural Americas conference for answers, insights and practical advice about tackling these and other important strategic issues that will shape the future of executive search consulting and the value it drives for corporate clients.

The Executive Search Consulting Conference will feature:

  • Senior executives from FORTUNE 500 companies explaining what they want from executive search firms
  • Leaders of international search firms evaluating the options for taking your business global
  • Reviews of social networking, talent maps and onboarding and how these issues will effect your search firm
  • A keynote address from Joseph Daniel McCool - with all delegates receiving signed copies of his new book Deciding Who Leads: How Executive Recruiters Drive, Direct & Disrupt the Global Search for Leadership Talent

Also featuring an array of HR and Executive Search thought leaders including:

Human Resource Leaders from major Corporations:
Booz Allen Hamilton - Jacques "Jay" Andre, Jr., Executive Hiring Manager
Colgate-Palmolive - Kerri Arman, Director, Global Staffing
The Hartford - Christine Bilotti-Peterson, VP, Executive & Strategic Staffing
Hess Corporation - Jim Cavnar, Director, Talent Acquisition, Marketing & Refining
Lockheed Martin - Caroline McClure, Head of Executive Recruiting
UBS Wealth Management US - Greg Jones, Head of Diversity

From Executive Search Firms:
Chris Clarke, President / CEO, Boyden Global Executive Search
Michael N. Curran, Managing Partner, Currant Partners, Inc./ECI Group
Andrew Walker, Joint President, IESF
H.S. “Buzz” Patterson, Executive Board member, IRC Recruitment
Steve B. Watson, Global Chairman / MD, Stanton Chase International
Alain Tanugi, Chairman, TRANSEARCH International

Industry Commentators and Analysts:
John A. Byrne, Executive Editor, Business Week
Janet Jones-Parker Doublier, Principal, Jones-Parker/Starr
Mark D. Ernsberger, President / CEO, Farr Associates, Inc.
Lauryn Franzoni, Vice President & Executive Editor, ExecuNet
Joseph Daniel McCool - Author and Featured Columnist, search-consult magazine

To reserve your place, or for more information, please visit www.search-consult.com/newyork2008, email events@search-consult.com, or call +1 (201) 653-0013.

An Early-Bird Rate is available from now through January 31st.

We look forward to seeing you in New York!

The search-consult Events Team




InterSearch Worldwide, one of the largest executive search networks globally, announces its expansion to India.

The newest member of InterSearch is Spearhead, a leading executive search firm incorporated in 1997 with a team of 20 seasoned search professionals based across four major cities - New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Mumbai. In addition to several of the largest Indian corporations, Spearhead has been retained to fill senior leadership positions in India for a client roster including organizations as diverse as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, Honda, Nike, Mars Inc., Merrill Lynch, Bata India, Tupperware, Alcon Labs, Givaudan, Accretive, Vertex India, Emptoris, MWG, CIFF, Siemens and many others.

"We are privileged to be a part of InterSearch Worldwide, a top ranked global network. The values and qualities that InterSearch stands for are very important to us. In a growing and rapidly developing economy such as India where opportunities abound and the war for talent is raging, it is imperative that we should be able to bring genuine value to our clients through global capabilities in a local setting. Our partnership with InterSearch gives us this strength, something already evident through the response received from our most important barometer – our clients! They’ve given a huge thumbs up to our decision to join InterSearch and they are excited about the new possibilities they can explore without having to worry about finding leadership talent in India or globally," commented Jyorden T. Misra, Managing Director of Spearhead InterSearch India.

InterSearch is the 4th largest search firm worldwide for 2007 by number of offices, according to the annual survey conducted by search-consult magazine.

For additional information, please visit www.intersearch.org.

Media contact:

Carla Calvo ( +39 335 7429756 calvo.c@intersearch.it)

Harris Karaolides (+30 210 7294 720 harris@symvoli-intersearch.gr)

Heidrick & Struggles Appoints New Search Consultant To Life Sciences Practice In India

Heidrick & Struggles Appoints New Search Consultant To Life Sciences Practice In India

Heidrick & Struggles International has appointed Ganesh Ramakrishnan in the firm's Life Sciences practice as a Principal. He will be located in the firm's New Delhi office.

"Ganesh is a significant hire for Heidrick & Struggles, particularly given the growth of our Life Sciences practice in the Asia Pacific region generally and in India specifically," said Charles Moore, Managing Partner of the firm's Life Sciences practice for Asia Pacific.

Ramakrishnan joins Heidrick & Struggles from Eli Lilly & Co., where he worked in various global marketing and strategy roles with a particular focus on diabetes, product launch and portfolio strategy. Most recently, he served as General Manager of Lilly's operations in Singapore, where he was also a member of the board of directors of the Singapore Association of Pharmaceutical Industries.

Heidrick & Struggles International is among the world's premier provider of senior-level executive search and leadership consulting services, including talent management, board building, executive on-boarding and M&A effectiveness. For more than 50 years, this firm has focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through our relationships with clients and individuals worldwide.

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DHR Adds Executive Vice President & Managing Director In The Firm’s New York Office

DHR Adds Executive Vice President & Managing Director In The Firm’s New York Office

DHR International has hired Karen Forray as Executive Vice President & Managing Director in the firm’s New York office. She is also a member of DHR Internationals’ Retail Practice.
Prior to joining DHR International, Ms. Forray was Managing Director of Horton International, LLC, and led their Fashion & Beauty Practice. She has been active in executive search for over 25 years where her practice has focused on both the retail and wholesale sectors within apparel, accessories, general consumer products and all facets of the beauty industry.

“It is exciting for DHR to have such an experienced search professional with the fresh ideas, and enthusiasm of Karen Forray. Ms. Forray’s track record and following in the Fashion & Beauty sector is outstanding and will be a tremendous asset to our firm. Her practice extends throughout retail, wholesale, and manufacturing; within any sector that we think of as Fashion or Beauty related such as apparel, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics and fragrance. Ms. Forray is highly respected and we are thrilled to have her leading this exciting practice,” stated David Hoffmann, Chairman and CEO of DHR International.

Korn/Ferry International Names New Head of Financial Services Market

Korn/Ferry International Names New Head of Financial Services Market

Korn/Ferry International has named Mike Franzino as Global Markets Managing Director (GMMD), Financial Markets, effective immediately. Based in New York, Mr. Franzino will lead the Global Financial Services business through its network of 80 offices worldwide with the clear goal of becoming the industry's leading provider. Rob Grandy, who held the GMMD position, will relocate to Hong Kong to head up the Firm's Financial Services and Board Consulting business in Asia Pacific.

Mr. Franzino joined Korn/Ferry in 2007 from Heidrick & Struggles, where he served as Chairman, Global Markets. He has more than 20 years of experience in executive recruitment and has successfully completed senior-level search assignments for a wide range of clients in financial services.

"We are truly fortunate to have these talented leaders at the firm," said Chief Executive Officer Gary Burnison. "Mike's deep industry expertise and expansive global network provides us a tremendous opportunity to build on the already extraordinary growth we have seen in our Financial Market. We are delighted to have Mike in this role."

Take-Two Interactive Software Appoints Chairman

Take-Two Interactive Software Appoints Chairman

Strauss Zelnick, currently serving as Non-Executive Chairman, has been named as executive chairman of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc./(NASDAQ:TTWO) of New York. The company is an integrated global developer, marketer, distributor, and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and accessories for the PC, PlayStation(R) game console, PlayStation computer entertainment system, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance.
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Freescale Semiconductor Appoints CEO

Freescale Semiconductor Appoints CEO

Rich Beyer, previously serving as chief executive officer of Intersil Corporation, has been named as chief executive officer of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc./(NYSE:FSL) of Austin, Texas. The company is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets.
Hunt-Scanlon Corporation

Sharper Image Names CEO

Sharper Image Names CEO

Robert Conway, a founding member of Conway, Del Genio, Gries & Co., LLC, has been named chief executive officer of Sharper Image Corporation/(NASDAQ:SHRP) of San Francisco, California. The company is a specialty retailer of new, innovative, high quality products.
Hunt-Scanlon Corporation

Norman Broadbent Adds To International Energy Division

Norman Broadbent Adds To International Energy Division

Jason Collings, CEO and David MacPherson, director in Norman Broadbent’s Americas office in Toronto, have announced the appointment of Jason Langrish as an adviser in the firm's international energy division. Mr. Langrish is founder and president of The Energy Roundtable, a private-sector forum created in 2004 to facilitate investment in the Canadian energy sector. He also serves as the executive director of the Canada Europe Roundtable for Business (CERT), a CEO advocacy group that supports a comprehensive bilateral trade and investment agreement. Founded in 1982, Norman Broadbent is one of the largest U.K.-based executive search firms.
Hunt-Scanlon Corporation

Gow & Partners Places HR Exec At AIG

Gow & Partners Places HR Exec At AIG

Executive search firm Gow & Partners has recruited William Feehan as vice president and head of human resources for the American Life Insurance Company of AIG, one of the world’s leading international insurance organization. Mr. Feehan formerly served as senior human resource executive for the Global Fixed Income business at Lehman Brothers. In 2001 he founded Feehan Barr Partners, a boutique executive search firm specializing in the development of global human resources teams. Feehan Barr Partners was acquired by Christian & Timbers (now CTPartners) in September 2005. Roddy Gow, who led the search, said: “We are extremely pleased to continue working with AIG to attract the most exceptional talent for their global HR team. It has been a pleasure working with Andy Kaslow to identify and attract such an experienced professional as Bill Feehan.”
Hunt-Scanlon Corporation

Korn/Ferry International Appoints Leadership Group CEO

Korn/Ferry International Appoints Leadership Group CEO

Executive search firm Korn/Ferry International has appointed Ana Dutra as chief executive officer of its Leadership Development Solutions group and executive vice president of Korn/Ferry. She succeeds Gary Hourihan, who has been named to the role of chairman. Ms. Dutra will be responsible for driving the global growth of the unit as well as Lominger International and LeaderSource, and overseeing all operational aspects of the firm's leadership business. In his new role, Mr. Hourihan will focus on business generation, major account relationships and supporting the firm's intellectual property development. Ms. Dutra, who will report directly to Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn/Ferry, brings more than 18 years of consulting experience, most recently at Accenture, where she was managing director of the firm's organization strategy practice. "Ana has the right combination of strategic agility, intellect and interpersonal savvy to drive our Leadership Development Solutions group forward," said Mr. Burnison. Korn/Ferry's Leadership Development Solutions group provides a range of talent management solutions that help clients maximize the effectiveness of their talent and align critical competencies with organizational strategy.
Hunt-Scanlon Corporation

Houghton Phillips, London joins Gow and Partners

Houghton Phillips, London joins Gow & Partners

Roddy Gow, chairman of Gow & Partners World Team has announce that Houghton Phillips, a London-based executive search firm, has joined the firm’s network, working under one international brand to service global clients. Houghton Phillips was founded in 2002 by Gary Johnson, specializing in financial services with a focus in executive appointments across risk, compliance, governance and finance. “We are delighted to have Gary Johnson and his team at Houghton Phillips joining Gow & Partners World Team,” said Mr. Gow. “His firm’s particular expertise in meeting client needs in the important middle and back office areas adds another link and strength to our global capability to provide an outstanding service our clients. Gary and I have worked together in the past and I am very glad to be able to do so again.” Mr. Johnson’s international search experience has spanned 20 years, covering the financial services, professional practice and commerce and industry sectors. He began his career in executive search with Douglas Llambias Associates and also spent four years with a search firm Harrison Willis (later bought by TMP). In 2000, he joined Odgers Ray & Berndtson as a partner of the financial services practice, responsible for the development of search and selection. In 2002, he founded Houghton Phillips in London.
Hunt-Scanlon Corporation

TillmanCarlson Places CIO At Heinz North America

TillmanCarlson Places CIO At Heinz North America

Executive search firm TillmanCarlson has recruited William Durbin as vice president, information technology, Heinz North America for The H. J. Heinz Company. Mr. Durbin joins Heinz from GE, where he most recently served as chief information officer for GE Fanuc, a unit of GE Industrial. Heinz is one of the world's leading marketers and producers of branded foods in ketchup, condiments, sauces, meals, soups, seafood, snacks, and infant foods. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., TillmanCarlson is a senior level executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of CEOs, CFOs and CIOs for a broad range of companies from venture-backed start-ups to large, global corporations.
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TillmanCarlson Recruits William “Liam” Durbin As Chief Information Officer, Heinz North America For The H. J. Heinz Company

Oak Brook, IL (January 14, 2008) – TillmanCarlson is pleased to announce the recruitment of William “Liam” Durbin as Vice President, Information Technology, Heinz North America for The H. J. Heinz Company.

Durbin joins Heinz from General Electric Company, where he most recently served as Chief Information Officer for GE Fanuc, a unit of GE Industrial. Previously, Durbin served as Chief Information Officer, Supply Chain Systems for GE Consumer and Industrial. A Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Durbin joined GE in 1998 and was instrumental in global Supply Chain, Sales Force Automation, Digitization, and Lean Six Sigma initiatives throughout his career with the company. Prior to GE, Durbin spent twelve years in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Officer.

Durbin holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary and a Master’s degree in Information Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School.

About The H. J. Heinz Company

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, The H. J. Heinz Company is one of the world’s leading marketers and producers of nutritious foods in ketchup, condiments, sauces, meals, soups, snacks and infant foods. With $9 billion in annual revenue, Heinz has number-one or number-two branded businesses in more than 50 world markets. The Heinz brand itself is a $3.3 billion global icon and Heinz's top-15 power brands account for two-thirds of annual sales. For further information on Heinz, visit www.heinz.com.

About TillmanCarlson

Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, TillmanCarlson is a senior level executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of CEOs, CFOs and CIOs for a broad range of companies from venture-backed start-ups to large, global corporations.

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China Executive Education Guide 2008

China Executive Education Guide 2008

  • Over 140 pages, the practical executive education guidebook in Greater China
  • Featuring over 40 most up-to-date programmes for easy comparison
  • English / Chinese bilingual version
  • Overview of MBA / EMBA ranking

For more details, please visit www.a-performers.com to download the full version of "China Execuitve Education Guide 2008" online.

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