Battalia Winston CEO is quoted in Forbes article on outsted Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson

Dale Winston, Chairwoman and CEO of Battalia Winston, a leading executive search firm, was interviewed by Forbes.com to comment on former Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson’s professional future.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2012/05/15/whats-next-for-scott-thompson/

Battalia Winston is an established national brand with 50 years in the executive search business. We are consistently ranked among the Top-10, global, retained search firms by Kennedy Publishing Company. Headquartered in New York City, Battalia Winston also has offices in Edison, NJ; Boston, MA; Washington, DC; and Chicago, IL.


Battalia Winston CEO Serves as Panel Speaker for Inforum Event

Dale Winston, Chairwoman and CEO of Battalia Winston, a leading executive search firm, was invited to serve on the panel at BoardBasics: Leveraging Your Strengths, an event hosted by Inforum, Michigan’s leading network of professional women.  The event provided insider perspectives on how to impress board recruiters and nominating committees, and offered hands-on advice about preparing board-ready resumes and planning a search.

Dale’s industry knowledge and business perspective make her a recognized authority in the corporate space.  Major media outlets seek out her sage insight and informed observations.  She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CBS News, CNN and US News and World Report among others.

Battalia Winston is an established national brand with 50 years in the executive search business. We are consistently ranked among the Top-10, global, retained search firms by Kennedy Publishing Company. Headquartered in New York City, Battalia Winston also has offices in Edison,


BW President Terry Gallagher Provides Career Advice to Rutgers University Alumni

Terence Gallagher, President of Battalia Winston is speaking at Morgan Stanley on March 28, 2012 to the Rutgers University Alumni in Short Hills, NJ. Terry will be addressing the current status of the job market, the best ways to identify viable job opportunities and how to make the most favorable impression on an interview.

Terry will also discuss how to leverage social media to enhance your job search, how to negotiate your compensation package and determine the market value for your background and skills.


Battalia Winston Survey Finds Corporate Holiday Parties at All-Time Low

New York, NY – November 17, 2011 … Fewer of the nation’s businesses will hold holiday parties this year than at anytime in nearly a quarter of a century, according to the 23rd annual survey of corporate America’s holiday party plans conducted by Amrop Battalia Winston, a leading global executive search firm.

Only 74 percent of the companies polled will have parties this year, down from 79 percent in 2010, 81 percent in both 2009 and 2008, 85 percent in 2007 and 95 percent in 2006.

Holiday parties were held by 95 percent of companies in 1988, the first year of the survey, and an all-time high of 97 percent was recorded in 1996 and in 1997, all years when the economy was robust.

“From the beginning the study has been a reliable barometer of both prevailing economic conditions and corporate confidence,” said Dale Winston, Amrop Battalia Winston’s chairwoman and CEO.

“The trend is downward and we’re seeing that once a company does away with them, parties rarely get back in the budget. In many cases, the holiday party is the last vestige of company sociability. Some young people entering the job market may never see a corporate holiday party,” said Winston.

2011 Survey Findings:

  • Why no party? Of the 26 percent of companies not holding a holiday party this year, nearly half (44 percent) said it was not in their budget, more than one third (37 percent) said that partying would be inappropriate in this troubled economic environment and 19 percent felt that their employees were simply not that interested in attending corporate parties.
  • Who is partying? Three out of four companies (74 percent) will have holiday parties this year.
  • Why have a party? Slightly over half (53 percent) are doing so to build employee morale, while about a third (32 percent) are holding a party to celebrate 2011 as a good year and 15 percent to show employees and clients that they are optimistic about next year.
  • Who will be invited? Most parties (71 percent) will be for employees only, while 22 percent will be held for both employees and their families and 7 percent will host employees, their families and friends of the firm.
  • The budget While 10 percent of the parties will be more modest than last year’s, 11 percent will be more lavish, and the expenditure for 79 percent will be about the same.
  • When and where? Of the companies holding parties, most (60 percent) will be held in the evening and 40 percent at lunch. Sixty percent of the celebrations will be held in a restaurant, 23 percent at the office, 15 percent at a hotel and two percent at a bar.
  • Drink up — if you can. Drinks will be served at most (76 percent) of the parties, but nearly one-in-four (24 percent) will be alcohol-free. Last year, alcohol was served at 79 percent of the parties. Noting that alcohol was served at 90 percent of the holiday gatherings in 2000, a survey high, Winston said tighter budgets are playing a role in the decision not to serve alcohol.
  • Holiday charity efforts While 39 percent of the companies are donating money or goods (down from 47 percent last year, 66 percent in 2009 and 74 percent in 2008), employees at nine percent of the firms will be doing volunteer work. About half (52 percent) of the companies are not involved in holiday charitable activities.
  • Employee morale While 53 percent of the companies are taking steps to boost employee morale (e.g. flexible work schedules, performance incentives, pay raises, team building/training), 47 percent have no such plans. Last year, more than half (58 percent) of the respondents planned morale boosting actions, almost twice as many as the 30 percent in 2009.

The survey also asked, “How do you expect your company to perform in 2012?” About a third (36 percent) report they are on track to grow and hire, 54 percent anticipate staying the same and 10 percent are planning to consolidate.

In contrast, last year more than half (55 percent) of the companies expected increased growth and hiring in 2011, while 32 percent felt performance would remain about where it was and 13 percent expected to have to pull back.

Why has caution replaced much of last year’s optimism? “There was uncertainty about the speed of the recovery in 2010. That has been replaced by the certainty that the recovery has a long way to go. Now, companies appear to be resigned to the fact that we’ll be facing globally challenging economic times for the foreseeable future,” said Winston.

The 2011 Amrop Battalia Winston nationwide survey was conducted among a cross-section of 120 companies.

About Battalia Winston:

Battalia Winston, the U.S. member firm of the Amrop Group, has been successfully meeting client needs in executive recruitment for over 45 years and is currently ranked as one of the nation’s 12 largest retained executive search firms. Headquartered in New York, the firm also has offices in New Jersey, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Silicon Valley. It offers a global presence through its membership in Amrop, the largest network of independent search firms in the world, with a search force of over 300 senior consultants, based in 90 offices in 55 countries on five continents.


Battalia Winston Completes Search for Rémy Cointreau USA

Battalia Winston (BW) would like to announce the placement of Mark Breene as Senior Vice President – Marketing& Chief Marketing Officer at Rémy Cointreau USA, Inc. This position will be responsible for all activities related to developing and implementing market strategy and achieving marketing targets for all brands in the Remy portfolio. The search was led by Chairwoman & CEO, Dale Winston and Partner, Joseph Carideo. Mr. Breenepreviously served as Vice President– Rums, Captain Morgan, Parrot Bay, Myers, Zacapa of Diageo PLC since March, 1999. Rémy Cointreauis one of the leaders in the wines and spirits business.

AmropBattaliaWinston , the U.S. member firm of the AmropGroup, has been successfully meeting client needs in executive recruitment for over 48 years and is currently ranked as one of the 12 largest executive search firms in the USA. Headquartered in New York, AmropBattalia Winston also has offices in New Jersey, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Silicon Valley. The firm offers a global presence through its membership in Amrop, the largest network of independent search firms in the world with 300+ senior consultants based in 90 offices over five continents and 55 countries. For more information, please visit www.AmropBW.com.


Battalia Winston adds Industry Leading Diversity & Inclusion Practice

New York, NY – Battalia Winston (BW) today announced the addition of an industry leading diversity & inclusion practice to support the firm’s commitment to offering the most qualified and balanced slate of candidates in every search it conducts. The new group, which is based in Chicago, will be headed by Susan Medina and Peter Gomez. Each of these professionals were formerly with a leading executive search firm. Their appointments are effective immediately.

“Battalia Winston has always been committed to diversity in the executive search process and our clients are increasingly requesting a diverse slate of candidates as they build the workforce of the future. In bringing these highly regarded professionals on board, we have made a significant investment in taking an industry leading position in helping businesses embrace diversity at the most senior management levels,” said Dale Winston, Chairwoman and CEO of Battalia Winston. “Susan and Peter have a deep understanding of the challenges that companies face when building a multicultural, talented workforce. It goes beyond ensuring a balanced slate of candidates. It reflects a commitment to assisting client companies in assimilating these highly sought executives successfully into their corporate cultures and ensuring retention is part of the strategy.”

Prior to joining Battalia Winston, Susan was Executive Vice President at a leading executive search firm based in Chicago. She was also the Global Diversity Practice Group Leader and a member of the Board & CEO Practice. Prior to executive search, Susan co-founded LatinoExecs, Inc., an organization focused on connecting clients with Latino executives within the Fortune 1000. Before LatinoExecs, Inc., Susan co-led the Life Sciences and Consumer Practice Groups at a Chicago-based executive search firm. Earlier in her career, she served in various HR/Talent Acquisition roles with a F500 organization focused on technology.

Peter M. Gomez was previously Executive Vice President at a leading executive search firm; he was also the N.A. Diversity Practice Group Leader. His work spans across all industries and functional groups and is focused on creating inclusive recruiting and retention solutions for clients. Peter’s unique approach to search stems from his strong roots in the industry. His background has established him as a trusted leader and partner to his client. Peter co-founded LatinoExecs, Inc. in 2009. In addition to LatinoExecs, Peter has co-authored the following two thought leadership pieces: “Latinos in America” and “Retention Strategies At The Top”.

About Battalia Winston

Battalia Winston (BW) is an established national brand with 48 years in the executive search business. We are consistently ranked among the Top-10, global, retained search firms by Kennedy Publishing Company. Headquartered in New York City, ABW has offices in New Jersey, Boston, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Silicon Valley.


Amrop Battalia Winston to Head Search for The Music Paradigm

Amrop Battalia Winston has been selected by The Music Paradigm to begin a search for its new Vice President, Business Development & Partnerships.  The Music Paradigm, based in New York City, is a unique experience that combines the dynamics of an orchestra performance with those of a leadership seminar, to create a meeting like no other. To learn more about the Music Paradigm, visit www.themusicparadigm.com.

Amrop Battalia Winston, the U.S. member firm of The Amrop Group, has successfully met client needs in executive recruitment for 48 years and ranks as one of the 12 largest US executive search firms.  Headquartered in New York, ABW has offices in New Jersey, Boston, Washington, DC, Chicago and Silicon Valley.  ABW provides global presence through its membership in Amrop, the largest network of independent search firms in the world with 300+ senior consultants based in 90 offices over five continents and 55 countries. For more information, please visit www.AmropBW.com.


Amrop Battalia Winston to Begin Search for Vice President of Davenport University’s Institute for Professional Excellence

Amrop Battalia Winston has partnered with Davenport University to begin a search for a new Vice President of Davenport University’s Institute for Professional Excellence.  Davenport University is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Institute for Professional Excellence was developed to specialize in providing individual and corporate training, professional development and certification programs that emphasize the practical skills facing tomorrow’s economic challenges.

Amrop Battalia Winston, the U.S. member firm of The Amrop Group, has successfully met client needs in executive recruitment for 48 years and ranks as one of the 12 largest US executive search firms.  Headquartered in New York, ABW has offices in New Jersey, Boston, Washington, DC, Chicago and Silicon Valley.  ABW provides global presence through its membership in Amrop, the largest network of independent search firms in the world with 300+ senior consultants based in 90 offices over five continents and 55 countries. For more information, please visit www.AmropBW.com.


Amrop Battalia Winston Completes Search for PBS

Amrop Battalia Winston (ABW) would like to announce the placement of Craig Sperling as VP & Deputy General Counsel at PBS.  The search was led by Partner, Kathryn Griffin.  Mr. Sperling brings 15 years Media & Entertainment experience across premiere organizations; Wiley, Rein & Fielding LLP, Discovery Communications, Inc. and Morrison & Foerster LLP.  His expertise includes; transactions, legal affairs, regulatory, IP and management.

PBS offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content. With nearly 360 member stations PBS reaches 120+M people through television and 21M people online each month to the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs and a front row seat to world-class drama and performances.

Amrop Battalia Winston, the U.S. member firm of The Amrop Group, has successfully met client needs in executive recruitment for 48 years and ranks as one of the 12 largest US executive search firms.  Headquartered in New York, ABW has offices in New Jersey, Boston, Washington, DC, Chicago and Silicon Valley.  ABW provides global presence through its membership in Amrop, the largest network of independent search firms in the world with 300+ senior consultants based in 90 offices over five continents and 55 countries. For more information, please visit www.AmropBW.com.