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Lori Hansford
Co-President, Partner
Telephone: 416.922.5600  Ext: 230
Email: hansford@mandrake.ca
Location: Toronto
About Lori

Throughout her corporate career, Lori was passionate about building great talent and structuring organizations for success – passion she is now using in Mandrake’s Sales and Marketing practices.  Lori holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.  She joined Mandrake in 2006 and was invited to become a Partner in 2011.

Lori’s background includes 20 years in marketing and sales leadership roles with the Campbell Soup Company and Molson.  Lori gained further executive experience in the telecommunications sector with Sprint, and then as Vice-President of Sales at Virgin Mobile, where she was instrumental in launching that business in to Canada.

Since joining Mandrake, Lori has become a trusted advisor in executive search, serving clients in a range of industries including Consumer Packaged Goods, Telecommunications, and Retail.  Lori’s success is  predicated on her impressive expertise in all facets of the Sales function as well as Marketing, and her forthright yet diplomatic style.  She is highly respected by the candidate market.  Lori has contributed meaningfully to numerous companies’ organization structures through filling roles ranging from mid management through to C-suite.


Area Vice President, Beverage and Alcohol
Vice President Sales, Telecommunications
Vice President Sales, B2B
National Sales Director, Health and Beauty/OTC
Sales Director, Beverage and Alcohol
District Sales Manager, Telecommunications
Various National and Key Account Managers, Consumer Packaged Goods
Various Account Managers, Food Service and Ingredients
Various Customer/Category Marketing Managers and Sales Planners
Category Analysts and Managers, CPG and OTC

Director of Marketing, On-Line Travel
Various Brand Managers, Consumer Package Goods
Brand Management, Health and Wellness
Category and Marketing Managers, Food Service
Field Marketing Manager, Telecommunications
Marketing Manager, digital
Assistant Brand Managers, CPG
Consumer Insight Manager, Consumer Goods

Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety
Product Development Managers, Food 

"Stefan is not only an Executive Consultant with a track record of few hundred completed C-level searches, but the CEO of one of Canadian's best Executive Search and HR Consultancy firm. He is a strategic advisor to numerous senior level executives (Supervisory Boards and Board of Directors) as well as a coach and mentor to many professionals. His entrepreneurship experiences, abilities and achievements are both well recognized and appreciated by world's known YPO. He is a person one can trust, rely on, expect that he would deliver, enjoy his companion and sense a of humor, admire his wisdom and values, and respect him for what he stands for both as his family is concerned and the business he runs. What is quite unique about him is that being extremely blessed to be successful, he constantly remembers about those less fortunate and in need. He is an initiator of many undertakings to raise money, support and help others financially. One of the few ones that I would dream to work with if I had a chance to. Without any hesitation I would encourage any of my Clients to work with Stefan in Canada."
Daniel Lewczuk
CEO at Executive Network/IMD International Search
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