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Names in the News, Dec. 7

December 07 2012

Here are a few of the recent promotions, new hires and other personnel announcements made by staffing firms. Firms making announcements include Korn/Ferry, Paranet, The Baer Group and Express Employment Professionals:

  • Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY) appointed Jerry Leamon to the company’s board to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Kenneth Whipple. Leamon will serve on the board’s audit committee. William Floyd was also elected to Korn/Ferry’s board and will serve on its compensation and personnel committee. Korn/Ferry is an executive search firm that ranks 33rd on Staffing Industry Analysts list of largest U.S. staffing firms.
  • Paranet named David Boone as CEO. He was previously senior vice president of innovation and retail health services at Methodist Health System. Paranet is an information technology services and staffing firm based in Dallas.
  • The Baer Group LLC added Mike Schatz as a partner for global expansion. He most recently was a senior executive at Accenture. The Baer Group is an SAP staffing and consulting firm based in Atlanta.
  • Express Employment Professionals announced franchisees Catava and Michael Reese opened Specialized Recruiting Group in Corning, N.Y. Specialized Recruiting Group provides mid- to senior-level contract, search and consulting services in engineering, accounting and finance, and human relations.


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