by Mike Travis
2011 is shaping up to be a good year for executive hiring. An improving business climate, a loosening of VC investment, and a hint that the public markets are reopening are all cause for optimism.
Executive search firms are seeing concrete evidence of the improving economy. At a recent meeting of New England executive search consultants, the vast majority of us reported a strong uptick in business starting last summer. The two publicly-held search firms, KornFerry and Heidrick & Struggles, have also reported robust growth.