Gord is a Vice President at the Mandrake Group of Companies.
Gord is a seasoned business consultant known for delivering impactful organizational and resourcing solutions to entrepreneurs, institutional investors, corporate executives and board directors for over 25 years .He has gained a reputation for matching high performance leadership with winning business strategies with the focus on accelerating enterprise value.
He has a multi service background including Executive, Board Director and Interim Management Search principally in Financial Services and Owner Managed business. Additionally he has 10 years of experience designing and delivering business process (BPO) and human resource (HRO) outsourcing solutions. He was a practice leader with two global search firms and laterally founded and managed a boutique dedicated exclusively to governance modeling and Board Director Search. Concurrently he founded The Center for Director and Board Development in partnership with two public pension plans and four leading professional service providers, to design and deliver learning centered workshops to directors to enhance the quality of decision making in the boardroom. Gord served as Chairman and CEO from 1993-1997.
Gord has been a lifelong participant in competitive team and individual sports and has a continuing interest in community service. Currently he sits on the Executive Committee of the Family Firm Institute, Ontario Chapter; The Membership Committee of the Canadian Venture Capital Association and is active in support of local politicians seeking election. In the past he served on the boards of The Institute of Corporate Directors in Canada, The Oakville Galleries, The First Family Institute (Ontario ) and has been active in support of local politicians seeking election.
Following is a sampling of recruiting engagements under Gord’s leadership
President and CEO: Global Mutual Fund Manager
Head of Private Equity: Public Pension Plan
President and CEO; Construction Materials company
President; Drainage Infrastructure company
Chief Investment Officer: International Wealth Manager