Following the completion of a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA, Daphne embarked on a marketing career in the consumer packaged goods industry. Over the next 15 years, she progressed to the executive level through a number of multinational packaged goods organizations, including Nabisco and RJR MacDonald.
Since joining Mandrake as a Consultant in 1998, and then becoming a Partner leading the Consumer Practice in 2003, Daphne’s organizational, strategic, marketing, and finance skills have been invaluable as she works with a broad variety of clients in the areas of Consumer Packaged Goods, Telco, Retail, QSR, and Consumer Products companies. Daphne has impressively leveraged her business background in the executive search business with Mandrake; she has demonstrated a clear track record of adding value to solving her clients’ human capital needs. Her knowledge and experience have enabled her to successfully complete hundreds of searches with a focus against mid management to executive level marketing, consumer insight, shopper marketing, and finance roles in a broad range of companies and industries.
Daphne is collaborative, performance driven, and tenacious and develops strong relationships with the candidate community. Perhaps above all, are her strategic yet pragmatic approach and ability to question, listen and understand her client’s needs to ensure the attraction and placement of best-in-class talent.
Sampling of Daphne’s executive search experience:
Vice President, Marketing for Canada’s largest QSR organization and for a significant CPG company
Vice President Market Research for a significant CPG company
Director of Finance for one of Canada’s leading government broadcast companies
Director of Marketing for a major Canadian Brewery
Director of Marketing for Canada’s largest floor covering distributor
Director of New Member Marketing for a large North American direct marketing company
Directors of Marketing for several Canadian major Consumer Packaged Goods companies
Director of Sales and Field Marketing for a large education fund direct selling organization
Group Brand Managers for several Canadian major Consumer Packaged Goods companies
Senior Brand Managers, Brand Managers and Assistant Brand Managers for numerous Canadian major Consumer Packaged Goods and Consumer Goods companies
Senior Brand Managers, Brand Managers and Assistant Brand Managers for major Canadian Pharmaceutical companies
Senior Marketing Managers and Marketing Managers for one of Canada’s leading wireless companies
Senior Manager for one of Canada’s most notable fund raising organizations
Consumer Insight Managers on both the client and agency side
Corporate and Career Transition
Job Design and Competency Profiling
Effective Interviewing Techniques
Overall market place, compensation, corporate and functional area intelligence