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Gord Wilson
Vice President
Telephone: 416.922.5600  Ext: 355
Email: gwilson@mandrake.ca
Location: Toronto
About Gord

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
  • C.E.O: Securities Dealer
  • President and CEO: Civil Construction company
  • E.V.P.: Global Energy Company
  • Board Directors (30-40): Fortune 500; F.P. 500; TVX Listed and Private Companies
"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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