What does it take to keep your Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) when the pressure is on? In 2014, I interviewed CCOs and presented my findings in an article published in Ethisphere magazine. Back then it was clear that having CEO and board level buy-in for ethics and compliance programs was the key reason CCOs remained engaged and were able to retain the best and brightest within their compliance departments. That’s all still true today along with some well-deserved recognition and increased visibility for the best-of-the-best in the CCO seat.READ FULL ARTICLE
We are constantly being asked by potential new clients to differentiate BarkerGilmore from our competitors. While it may not seem difficult to find an executive search firm, keep in mind that hiring a firm can be compared to hiring an in-house counsel or compliance officer; it takes a little work and investigation to find the right fit, but it will pay off in the end.READ FULL ARTICLE
There’s no doubt that legal departments are being run like a business, increasingly so every day. The 2017 State of the Industry Survey, conducted by the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium, reveals these metrics about departments as they grow their legal spend and headcount:READ FULL ARTICLE
Haydee Ortiz Olinger, who most recently served McDonald’s Corporation as its Global Chief Compliance Officer, adds her expertise to the strategic counsel, leadership development, succession planning, and other services BarkerGilmore advisors provide to legal and compliance departments, CEOs, and boards across the country. Haydee is widely recognized for transforming business operations by successfully creating and implementing best in class compliance and ethics programs that elevate business standards, ensure performance uniformity, and reduce vulnerabilities.
Being in the executive search business for 29 years, you would think I have seen it all. Nevertheless, I am still occasionally surprised by the actions of a well-vetted candidate on a job interview. The following are true, real-life actions that are unforgettable. Each led to immediate disqualification of their candidacy. What is most unbelievable is that each candidate came away feeling upbeat about their interview and positive that an offer would follow. Unfortunately, that was far from reality.
BarkerGilmore Adds Former Celanese Senior Vice President and General Counsel to Legal Advisory Division
Gjon N. Nivica, Jr., who served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Celanese Corporation, the Texas-based Fortune 500 global technology and specialty materials company, has joined the advisory and coaching division of BarkerGilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search firm. The newest member of a distinguished team of Fortune 500 General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers, Nivica adds his considerable international expertise to the strategic counsel, leadership development, and other services BarkerGilmore advisors provide to legal and compliance departments, CEOs, and boards across the country, including General Counsel recruiting and placement.