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Clinical Resource Network (CRN) Expands Footprint Internationally

Filed under: Communication, Company News, News, Press Release

Company Opens London Office and Hires Industry Expert Asad Balal to Support the Expansion 

NEW YORK, NY. – Solomon Page, a specialty niche provider of staffing solutions and executive search, announces the international expansion of Clinical Resource Network (CRN). Launched as a division of Solomon Page in 2002, CRN supports customized staffing solutions for a range of clients—from Biotechs and CROs to pharmaceutical and medical device companies across North America.

The first step in the expansion is a new office location in the United Kingdom, located at 1 St Katharine’s Way, St Katharine’s & Wapping, in London. In conjunction, CRN has appointed Asad Balal as Senior Vice President, who recently joined the company from Skills Alliance where he acted as a Global Business Leader the past five years. Mr. Balal will be leading the efforts of expanding the company’s presence in a variety of overseas markets.

“This growth represents a new stage of our evolution,” said Aly Schlosser, who co-founded CRN in 2002. “We are thrilled to welcome Asad to our team and are confident he will make a measurable impact on our clients’ global study planning. We believe his strong knowledge and experience in these markets will make a critical difference in our ability to provide increased support to our clients and ignite exponential growth.”

“As the industry evolves to a globalized view of its clinical studies we are positioned to respond to our current and prospective clients’ needs to accomplish their strategic objectives. Understanding the talent landscape of every market we support is crucial to success,” said David Iannucci, Managing Director of CRN. “This new international reach provides the bandwidth to expand our relationships and we foresee CRN continuing to grow our team as opportunities arise.”

WWD EXCLUSIVE: Solomon Page Acquires E.A. Hughes & Co.

Filed under: ambition, Big Ideas & Innovation, Branding, Communication, company culture, Company News, Job Market, Leadership, News, Organization, Solomon Page, Uncategorized, Women Leaders

The deal bolsters Solomon Page’s position in retail and fashion c-suite searches.

As seen in WWD.

By David Moin on January 28, 2019

Solomon Page, a $185 million staffing and executive search firm servicing 14 different sectors, has acquired E.A. Hughes & Co., a retained executive search firm.

“Our primary driver of growth historically has been organic,” said Lloyd Solomon, a founding partner and managing director of Solomon Page. “We attract experienced people, add to the team and build our service offerings. But selectively, when we see something we consider unique and special and circumstances coincide, we will do an acquisition and incorporate their team into ours to create a bigger family and better services for clients.

“We’ve done about four acquisitions over our 28-year history, in health-care executive search, the publishing search space, in the legal staffing world and technology,” Solomon said. “E.A. Hughes really extends our reach in the fashion retail consumer goods space and becomes a division. They retain their group, and operate autonomously and collaboratively with our existing fashion team.”

Solomon added that E.A. Hughes’ expertise in c-suite searches complements Solomon Page’s strength in full-time recruitment and freelance hiring, thereby providing Solomon Page with a “broader” approach.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The E.A. Hughes team of eight will continue to be led by Elaine Hughes, who founded E.A. Hughes & Co. in 1991. The boutique executive search firm has been serving the retail, apparel, footwear, beauty, home and e-commerce sectors, among others.

She reports to Solomon, and joins Solomon Page’s fashion and beauty division, led by managing directors Sue Lamoreaux and Patty Hoban Scott.

“Elaine has influenced the careers of many senior executives in retail and fashion and advocated for women in the industry by example and involvement in many organizations during the past three decades,” Lamoreaux said.

Hughes underscored the “synergies” accomplished by combining the two firms, and that the deal gives Solomon Page a broader scope of talent acquisition encompassing Csuite executive search, mid-level searches, as well as staff jobs such as sales associates.

As Hughes sees it, inadequate search is a big factor behind the industry’s high rate turnover at the c-suite level. Many search firms, she suggested, neglect conducting the proper “deep dive” into the candidate’s functional talents, experience and E.Q. to determine whether he or she is a good fit for the organization doing the recruiting and its culture. “No one really assesses it all,” Hughes said.

Recently, Lisa Berger, formerly with the 24 Seven recruitment agency, joined Solomon Page to launch its beauty segment.

“In the ever-evolving landscape of human capital and business models, our goal is to adapt to shifts in the marketplace and create a multifaceted approach to our clients,” Solomon said.

The New York-based Solomon Page, founded in 1990, has 275 employees, 10 offices in the U.S., and one in London. Scott Page is also a founding partner in the company and managing director.

Solomon Page Changes the Recruitment Landscape for Fashion, Retail, and Beauty Markets

Filed under: ambition, Communication, company culture, Company News, innovation, Job Market, Leadership, News, Organization, Press Release, Recruiting & Hiring, Solomon Page, Success, Thought Leadership, Women Leaders

The Company Acquires Retained Executive Search Firm E.A. Hughes & Co.

NEW YORK, NY, January 28, 2019 – Solomon Page, a specialty niche provider of staffing solutions and executive search, announces the acquisition of E.A. Hughes & Co., a leading retained executive search firm servicing the retail and consumer markets. Founded by Elaine Hughes in 1991, E.A. Hughes & Co. has advised clients in their strategic growth initiatives through a unique and comprehensive approach to the search process.

The E.A. Hughes team will continue to be led by Elaine Hughes and will join the Fashion & Beauty Division of Solomon Page, led by Sue Lamoreaux and Patty Hoban Scott in the full-time and freelance fashion markets, respectively. This will further complement the excellent reputation the company holds both geographically and strategically.

“I am thrilled by the synergy this acquisition will provide to each of our clients,” said Elaine Hughes. “It will allow the team to deliver unpreceded talent acquisition encompassing the C-suite executive placements to temporary hires from a single source”.

Sue Lamoreaux adds, “We are very excited to have the opportunity to partner with Elaine and her team. She has influenced the careers of many senior executives in retail and fashion and advocated for women in the industry by example and involvement in many organizations during the past three decades.”

Simultaneously Solomon Page has increased its capabilities in the beauty segment, recently adding Lisa Berger to the team to spearhead the expansion. Ms. Berger has a proven track record in strategic talent acquisition and will advise beauty brands as they seek to build their organizations, in addition to providing relevant content and access to diverse channel partnerships.

“In the ever-evolving landscape of human capital and business models, our goal is to adapt to shifts in the marketplace and create a multi-faceted approach to our clients,” said Lloyd Solomon, Founding Partner and Managing Director of Solomon Page. “Our existing footprint coupled with E.A. Hughes’ established presence uniquely qualifies us as a progressive and forward-thinking brand in the new world of the retail, fashion, and beauty industries. Additionally, our strong and longstanding relationships in the financial services and private equity communities, led by Founding Partner and Managing Director Scott Page, uniquely position our firm as a strategic partner and advisor during this transformational time in the industry.”

Second Largest Executive Recruiting Firm in New York

Filed under: ambition, Awards, Company News, Recruiting & Hiring

Crain’s New York Business has released its infamous Book of Lists, highlighting top organizations within specific sectors in the New York area. Following the conclusion of 2018, we have been named the second largest executive recruiting firm in New York. We are honored to receive this recognition and want to extend our thanks to all of those who have made this possible.

Solomon Page Celebrates Halloween with Freaky Friday

Filed under: company culture, Company News, Halloween, Holidays

Last Friday, Solomon Page celebrated Halloween with a fundraising event we called “Freaky Friday,” fostering team collaboration and excitement for a great cause. Collectively our offices surpassed all three tiers of our fundraising goals—sponsoring underprivileged children through our charity partner, Save the Children.

By surpassing our first two donation milestones, Lloyd Solomon and Scott Page agreed to wear Halloween costumes and spend the morning working our reception desks. With guidance from our lead receptionist, Cassandra Brown, they did just that. Because we exceeded our highest donation goal, all employees were able to participate by dressing up in costume (imagine superheroes, animals, TV and cartoon characters, and more…recruiting for a day!).

All of this was made possible by the heartfelt contributions from our teams, and, as a result, we get to positively influence the lives of children less fortunate. Save the Children sponsorship gives children the gift of brighter futures; the organization provides tools that empower entire communities to better support their children’s health, education, protection, and growth—thereby breaking the cycle of poverty for generations to come.

The costumes, charitable spirit, and the collaboration made Freaky Friday a huge, enjoyable success!

Lloyd Solomon Featured in Real Estate REality Check Podcast

Filed under: ambition, Career Advice, Company News, Insights, Interviews, Professional Development, Solomon Page, Success, Thought Leadership

Lloyd Solomon, Managing Director of Solomon Page, was recently interviewed by Larry Haber in his podcast Leasing REality: Real Estate REality Check.

Larry conducts an ongoing series of weekly conversations with business executives designed to empower emerging and seasoned professionals to reach their full business potential. Using rock ‘n roll, hip hop, and pop culture analogies as the basis for many of his questions, the overwhelming majority of responses from his guests are informative, entertaining, and most importantly, a conduit to help incentivize listeners to become masters of their career and/or business domains.

Lloyd speaks to his journey building his business over the past 28 years, including the highs and lows, and prevalent lessons learned. He gives advice to business owners on how to lead a successful company and satisfied staff, in addition to providing insight to candidates looking to excel in their career.

You can listen to the podcast here.

Proud to Partake in a Fashion Revolution Event

Filed under: Big Ideas & Innovation, Company News, Professional Women, Social Impact, Women Leaders

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amid a week of shows dominated by fashion icons like Calvin Klein and Tom Ford, the Runway of Dreams Foundation gave a presentation on Wednesday devoted to stylish looks created specially for people with physical challenges.

The Fashion Revolution event, held on the eve of the first official day of New York Fashion Week: The Shows previewing the hottest Spring 2019 looks, featured 30 models with disabilities who hit the runway wearing adaptive clothing by design houses Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Target.

Designer and RODF founder Mindy Scheier said the idea for the foundation came via her son Oliver, who lives with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy.

“He vocalized to us that he really wanted to wear what everybody else gets to wear,” said Scheier.

“That truly opened my eyes to the need of not only my son Oliver, but the millions of people, almost 60 million” in the United States and a billion globally with a disability, she said.

Model Hannah Gavios, 25, said the show provided a unique opportunity not just for fashion buyers, but for professionals like herself.

“I don’t feel like I should have to hide my leg braces,” said Gavios, who fell off a cliff in 2016 and suffered a spinal injury and was sporting a Nike creation.

“I don’t feel like I should have to wear anything over it, I don’t want people to see anything bumpy underneath my pants – I want to be able to show them off but I want them to look cool and I want it to be part of my style and represent my fashion and who I am, my personality,” she said.

You can read the rest of the article on Reuters.

Solomon Page Recognized as One of the Largest Staffing Firms in the U.S.

Filed under: Awards, Company News, Job Market, News, SPG News

Solomon Page has been recognized as one of the Largest Staffing Firms in the U.S. by Staffing Industry Analysts for the fifth consecutive year.

“The 143 companies included in this year’s report generated a combined revenue of $83.6 billion and had an estimated 58.6% of market share,” said Barry Asin, President of SIA. “These organizations stand out for their sizable operations, impressive achievements and as industry leaders in today’s competitive and dynamic ecosystem.”

Ranked by revenue, the report covers firms that generated at least $100 million in US staffing revenue in 2017. This is SIA’s 23rd annual report on the largest US staffing firms.

“Due in part to the favorable economic environment over the past year, this year’s report highlights the degree to which many large staffing firms continue to grow via both organic initiatives and strategic acquisitions,” said Timothy Landhuis, Director of Research at SIA.

You can read SIA’s press release and review the full list here.

Solomon Page Joins NYRR for 5K in Central Park

Filed under: company culture, Company News, SPG News, Work-Life Balance

On Thursday, July 25th, Solomon Page joined the New York Road Runners and over 4,700 other runners for a 5k through Central Park.

 

With temperatures in the mid-80s and high humidity, the course proved to be a welcomed challenge.

Our team embraced the heat in style and had a great time while doing it (especially while celebrating their achievements with post-race popsicles).

We’re very appreciative of New York Road Runners and all their volunteers for coordinating such an enjoyable, well-planned race.

LinkedIn Names Solomon Page as One of the Top 25 Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies

Filed under: Company News, LinkedIn, Social Media, Solomon Page

Today (10/19/17), LinkedIn announced their 2017 list of the Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies, with Solomon Page coming in at #13.

Based on content performance, recruiter activity, and overall engagement, LinkedIn compiled their data to determine the Top 25 front-runners, all of whom have proven to provide the best opportunities and experiences for LinkedIn members.

With more than 60,000 eligible search and staffing companies, Solomon Page is honored and excited to be included amongst the North American Top 25.

View the complete list here…