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February 01 2013

Here are recent promotions, new hires and other personnel announcements made by staffing firms. Firms listing personnel changes today include Willis Group, Maxim, Elance, CTPartners, Heidrick & Struggles, The York Companies, Elance and AC Lordi.

Houston-based Willis Group promoted Traci Barnes to senior vice president, corporate shared services, with responsibility for marketing, process improvement, HR and operations. Barnes previously held the position of vice president, operations and HR. The company also promoted Lynette Rhodes-Garmonsway to vice president of communications and development. Willis Group ranks 11th on Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of fastest-growing staffing firms.

Maxim Healthcare Services Inc. added Kevin Apperson to its management team as chief information officer. Apperson held leadership positions at Maxim's sister company, Allegis Group, for the past 17 years. Maxim is based in Columbia, Md., and ranks as the sixth-largest healthcare staffing firm in the U.S.

Elance, an online staffing firm, named Betsey Nelson to its board as chair of the audit committee. Nelson’s board experience includes the boards of Ancestry.com, Autodesk, CNET Networks, DAI, Nokia and Success Factors. The company also hired eBay veterans Servaes Tholen as CFO and Elizabeth Tse as vice president of operations. Rich Pearson also joined Elance as chief marketing officer.

New York-based CTPartners Executive Search Inc. (NYSE: CTP) promoted five company executives. Ron Porter was promoted to vice chairman. Porter is senior member of the firm’s human resources and inclusion practices and based in New York. Ernest Brittingham was promoted to managing partner. Based in Columbia, Md., Brittingham is a member of the life sciences and healthcare practice. In Paris, CTPartners promoted Muriel Moreau to partner and Axel de Schietere to principal. Moreau is a member of the financial services practice and de Schietere is a member of the financial services and CFO/financial leadership practices. In London, Laura Esam was promoted to principal. Esam is a member of the Life Sciences & Healthcare Practice.

The York Companies Inc. hired Molley Ricketts as director of professional services. Ricketts will manage the York professional services group that provides direct-hire and executive-level placements, project contract employees and managed service solutions. The Louisville, Ky.-based firm provides staffing, recruiting and professional services and counts locations in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee.

Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASD: HSII), added Scott Estill as partner within the financial services practice. Estill is based in the New York office. The company also named Michael Cullen as regional managing partner, Americas within the global technology and services practice. Cullen joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2008 and has held various leadership roles within the company.

AC Lordi promoted Jeff Olshin to principal in its search division. AC Lordi provides accounting and risk management consulting and executive search. It is based in Malvern, Penn.

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