CHICAGO, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hudson Highland Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq: HHGP), one of the world's leading providers of specialized
professional staffing, retained executive search and human capital solutions,
today announced that it has acquired the business of Alder Novo, LLC, an
organizational performance and talent management consulting firm with
locations in the eastern United States and Canada.
"Alder Novo is a recognized leader in leadership development and
organizational performance and represents an excellent fit with our existing
Talent Management business," said Don Bielinski, chairman, Asia Pacific and
human capital solutions at Hudson Highland Group.
Established in 2003, Alder Novo provides services to many Fortune 500
companies in the areas of strategy implementation, organization strategy and
design, organization development, leadership development and coaching,
training strategy and planning.
Principals from Alder Novo who will be joining Hudson's Talent Management
practice as a result of the acquisition include:
* Gerald D. Pulvermacher, Ph.D. has over 30 years of consulting experience
in the areas of executive team development, leadership development at
all organization levels, and strategic change leadership. He has worked
with numerous public and private sector organizations in North America,
Europe and the Caribbean.
* Vincent D. Firth has more than 25 years of consulting experience in
leadership development specializing in strategic approaches to improving
human and organization performance. He is also an expert in identifying
and growing leading edge intellectual capital, bringing fresh ideas and
heightened results to corporate organization learning and development.
* Andrea C. Zintz, Ph.D. has more than 25 years of experience as a leader
in human resources, organizational effectiveness and worldwide
leadership development. As VP of Human Resources, and a Management Board
member of the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ortho Biotech Inc., she led
the growth of the company from $40 million to $500 million in a 6-year
period, and launched two breakthrough products that continue to lead the
* Ilene Fischer has more than 15 years experience in selling, designing,
and managing organizational transformation consulting and training
projects. She has sold and led complex engagements with clients in
industries as varied as government, healthcare, financial services, food
and beverage, telecommunications, paper and consumer products.
Hudson also announced that Robert Morgan, 46, has joined the company as
chief operating officer of its North American Talent Management Practice. In
his role, Robert oversees the continued growth and development of Hudson's
assessment and talent management offerings in North America, which will
include the former Alder Novo team.
Prior to Hudson, Morgan served as the president of the employment
solutions division and the human capital consulting group of Spherion
Corporation, where he was responsible for the organization's talent
development, outplacement, assessment and outsourcing businesses. He led the
design, development, and execution of a comprehensive strategic business plan
for the human capital consulting group. He previously held a variety of
management positions in HR and strategy for Office Depot and Roses Stores,
"Our clients are demanding the kind of strategic employment solutions that
our Talent Management business brings to the table, and this acquisition,
under the leadership of Robert Morgan, emphasizes our commitment to delivering
integrated talent management solutions in tandem with core staffing and
recruiting offerings," said Bielinski. "The Alder Novo team and Robert bring a
proven ability to deliver high-end consulting solutions with significant
insight and experience."
Hudson delivers specialized professional staffing, outsourcing, and human
capital solutions worldwide. From single placements to total solutions, the
firm helps clients achieve greater organizational performance by assessing,
recruiting, developing and engaging the best and brightest people for their
Hudson is a division of Hudson Highland Group, Inc. one of the world's
leading professional staffing, retained executive search and human capital
solutions providers. The company employs more than 3,800 professionals serving
clients and candidates in more than 20 countries through its Hudson and
Highland Partners businesses. More information is available at www.hudson.com.
Special Note: Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information contained
herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking
statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking
statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including statements
regarding the company's strategic direction, prospects and future results.
Certain factors, including factors outside of our control, may cause actual
results to differ materially from those contained in the forward- looking
statements, including risks associated with acquisitions, including the
integration and management of the Alder Novo business, economic and other
conditions in the markets in which we operate, competition, seasonality and
the other risks discussed in our Form 10-K and our other filings made with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, which discussions are incorporated in this
release by reference.
SOURCE Hudson Highland Group, Inc.