New Leadership Appointed for Bernard Hodes Groups Western Region

New York, NY — October 5, 2011 — Bernard Hodes Group, a leading provider of integrated talent solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Thompson as senior vice president of its Western region.

Thompson brings almost a decade of online employment advertising experience to his role with Bernard Hodes Group. Prior to joining Bernard Hodes Group, he most recently held the role of regional vice president of the California Region for He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from Grand Canyon University.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rick and look forward to adding his passion and energy to our existing staff and extensive client base” said Alan Schwartz, President, Chief Executive Officer of Bernard Hodes Group. “His knowledge of our industry and style align perfectly with our company’s unparalleled standard of client service amid a continually evolving talent management landscape.”

“I am very excited to bring my passion for recruitment strategy to the Bernard Hodes Group. I look forward to the opportunity to work with some of the most talented and creative individuals in the industry, while continuing to serve the HR community. I feel my experience in building digital brands is a great match for the evolving needs of our team, and our clients,” said Thompson.

Thompson will be based out of Hodes’ Los Angeles, CA office.

About Bernard Hodes Group
Bernard Hodes Group offers innovative solutions and strategies to help companies find, keep and engage the best possible talent. Partnering with clients, Hodes offers a full array of integrated solutions, including: recruitment communications and support, strategic planning, hiring process assessments, and staffing technology. Headquartered in New York, with over 80 offices and affiliates around the globe, Bernard Hodes Group is a part of Omnicom Group Inc. — a leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, interactive, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

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