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North American Advertising Agency Hires Senior Partner Executive
Vice-President, Client Service & Partner

Our client; one of the world’s leading high-concept, non-traditional, full service advertising and marketing agencies engaged us to assist with the selection of a Vice-President, Client Service Executive to build long lasting relationships between clients’ brands and their customers. The search yielded top-tier marketing executives from both Canada and the United States; targeting candidates with a wealth of brand marketing experience and with a unique talent and energy for driving optimal solutions for clients’ toughest problems.


Advertising & Marketing Communications

Advertising & Creative, Executive Office

Vice-President, Client Service & Partner


Our proven reputation as executive search consultants in the advertising and creative sector established a relationship with the client.  The President, CEO chose us, the logical search firm for a recruitment project requiring considerable expertise.  In order to fulfill the clients vision of ‘high concept’ unique promotional programs, and focus on creating memorable brand experiences, a Vice-President , Client Services with distinctive vision to embrace the reflection of the company’s  passion to serve clients in an age where traditional media has lost much of its impact was a complex undertaking.

We met with the President, CEO and the leadership team to develop a creative project plan.  A vigorous search targeted a robust list of candidates with refreshing perspectives to client service commenced.    To complement our clients’ vision for transition into mass media we sought candidates with strong agency experience and a diverse client knowledge capability to deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Our search took us across North America and into some of the most prestigious ad agencies worldwide, resulting in a compelling short-list of candidates with un-tapped creative solutions to mass media brand building.     With the addition of our successful candidate, our client entered into a new phase of their development as a fully integrated communications company and the new Vice-President of Client Services was consequently invited to join as a Partner.  His knack for correlating the message of the brand to enhance the heart and soul of the business has resulted in renowned breakthrough thinking for our client’s customers.

"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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