AESC 2010 Conference to Focus on the Impact of the Changing Economic Order on Senior Executive Recruitment

Conference to Feature Speakers from McKinsey & Company, US Department of Treasury, Sprint, Aon Compensation Consulting, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Godiva Chocolatier, Gartner, HR Policy Association, Distinguished Executive Search Professionals

New York, January 21, 2010 – The 2010 conference of The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), The New Normal: Navigating the Competitive Landscape, will focus on how businesses are recalibrating their strategic objectives and placing renewed emphasis on securing top talent. The conference will take place on March 3rd at The Metropolitan Club in New York City.

Program session highlights include:

The New Normal: Challenges & Opportunities
Ian Davis, Senior Partner McKinsey & Company
Mr. Davis will discuss how companies are upgrading their senior executive and bench talent in order to be competitive. He will identify sectors and geographies where we can expect to see growth and others which may contract.

Leading in the Fast Track
Dan Schulman, President Prepaid Group, Sprint
Mr. Schulman, former CEO of Virgin Mobile, will share his insights into what it takes for a leader to survive and thrive in a fast-paced environment while navigating a constantly changing market. Dan took Virgin Mobile from concept stage and national launch, through an IPO, to a $1.3 billion business which was later sold to Sprint.

Making Talent a Strategic Priority
Jeffrey McGuiness, President HR Policy Association; Kris Breuer, SVP of Global Human Resources for Godiva Chocolatier, Inc; Peter Fasolo, Chief Talent Officer for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.; Robin Kranich, SVP of Human Resources, Gartner
Jeff McGuiness will moderate a discussion among three distinguished senior human resource executives about how their companies are making talent a strategic priority.

Executive Compensation: The New Battleground
Robert Jackson, Deputy Special Master, Office of the Special Master for TARP, Executive Compensation, US Department of the Treasury; Peter Browning, Managing Director of Peter C. Browning & Associates Board Advisory Services; Brian Dunn, CEO of Global Compensation for AON Consulting Worldwide
Three noted experts will examine real and proposed changes in executive compensation from the government, Board, and general marketplace perspective.

The Altered Landscape: Opportunities for Search and Leadership Consulting
Peter Felix, President, AESC; Al Delattre, Global Market Managing Director, Technology, Korn/Ferry International; John Kim, Managing Partner, Head of the Global Financial Services Practice, Heidrick & Struggles; Ron Lumbra, Managing Partner, Co-Head of Operations and Co-Head of the Diversity Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates; Hal Reiter, Chairman & CEO, Herbert Mines Associates; Patrick Walsh, Partner, Head of the North American Industrial Practice, Spencer Stuart
Peter Felix will examine with practice leaders how the Technology, Industrial, Financial Services, Retail and Consumer sectors have restructured as we come out of the recession. They will focus on the outlook for growth, talent shortages, impact of globalization, and the expectations for further changes in the New Normal.

Details on sessions and schedule and online registration are available at:

Who should attend: Senior HR Professionals, Senior Corporate Recruiters, Executive Search Professionals

Special Offer for Senior HR Professionals and Corporate Recruiters: Register via phone to receive the AESC member discounted rate. Call Andrea Falk at 212-398-9556 x245

About the Association of Executive Search Consultants:
The Association of Executive Search Consultants is the worldwide professional association for the retained executive search industry. The AESC’s mission is to promote the highest professional standards in retained executive search consulting, broaden public understanding of the search process, and serve as an advocate for the interests of its member firms. For more information, or to view the AESC Code of Ethics and Professional Practice Guidelines, go to The AESC offers BlueSteps, a career management service for senior executives, and CorporateConnect, a service for the HR community offering industry information and access to the AESC membership.