SOURCE: Kennedy Information

March 23, 2007 09:39 ET

Bob Rollo, Senior Partner at Heidrick & Struggles, Noor Menai, CEO & President of Charles Schwab Bank, Mark Jaffe, President, Wyatt & Jaffe Head Roster of Presenters at Kennedy

Information's 7th Executive Search Summit

Top Search Professionals Explore Responses to Client Pressure on Fees and the Reshaping of the Executive Recruiting Industry

PETERBOROUGH, NH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 23, 2007 -- "Disintermediation" is the nickel word and the dreaded process that the Internet has visited upon a variety of business sectors from banking to books, travel to real estate. Is Executive Search next? Not if the thought leaders at Kennedy Information's Executive Search Summit, the foremost gathering of executive recruiting professionals, have anything to say about it.

Following a "State of the Search Industry" research-based report from Kennedy's COO, Brad Smith, attendees will hear from industry veteran Bob Rollo, Senior Partner at Heidrick & Struggles, on how firms can build a value proposition that will withstand client pressures for reduced fees.

From there a panel of search professionals explore today's changing client needs and the new pressures they're putting on fees. Noor Menai, CEO of Charles Schwab Bank, describes how the critical talent shortage is affecting leadership development from HR VP to CEO. The ever-spirited Lou Adler follows and shows firms how to avoid competing on price. Rounding out the day is a Town Meeting discussion open to the special topics attendees wish to bring to the table.

Kennedy Information's Spring Executive Search Summit will be held May 21, 2007 at the Hotel Niko in San Francisco. Additional details and registration information on the Executive Search Summit is available by calling Kennedy Information at 800-531-0007 or at the Summit web site,

About Kennedy Information

Kennedy Information publishes research studies in executive recruiting including Compensation in Executive Search: Benchmarks, Trends & Forecasts of the Profession, Fees in the Executive Search Industry: What Search Consultants Charge Clients for Their Services, The Executive Recruiting Landscape: An Analysis of Worldwide Retained Search Firms and Marketing Best Practices in Executive Search.

We also publish the industry's flagship newsletter, Executive Recruiter News and The Directory of Executive Recruiters, the largest and most complete executive recruiter database in the world, both print and online. Kennedy Information provides additional information and services to executive search professionals through its Web site,

Kennedy Information is a BNA company, a leading publisher of specialized news and analysis products for professionals in business and government. Kennedy Information is based in New Hampshire and has news bureaus in New York, Atlanta, Washington D.C. and London.

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