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Executive Office

Recruiting for positions at the executive level are among the most challenging and critical hires for any organization. Our Executive Office services focus on finding leadership talent for diverse private and public sector organizations, including fast moving consumer goods, advertising & communications, business to business, industrial manufacturing, financial services, retail, hospitality, not-for-profit, education, crown corporations and agencies. Typical search assignments conducted at the executive level include general management, strategy, finance, sales, marketing, supply chain, technology and human resources.

Team Members:
Bill Holland, Gord Wilson, Harold Perry, John Rey, Normand Lebeau, Stefan Danis,
Case Studies
Canadian Human Capital Services Firm Hires Managing Director

We were hired by our client to find an exceptional executive to lead a successful, 60 year old firm to new heights.

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Canadian Leadership Development Boutique Hires Managing Director

We were hired by our client to replace the founding CEO.

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CleanTech Lighting Solutions Company Hires CEO

Our client, a green technology startup, hired us to find a CEO with engineering as well as B2B sales and marketing experience to commercialize an award winning lighting solution. We found an exceptional leader who met all of the client's criteria with the skills, talent and behavioural fit to bring the organization to the next level.

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Construction Equipment Rental Company Hires Sales & Marketing Executive

Challenged to find a seasoned Sales and Marketing Executive with an understanding of the industrial equipment marketplace and a track record of successful leadership, we found an accomplished professional with a 25 years of relevant experience who eventually moved into the VP Sales role.

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Consumer Electronics Company Hires Chief Operating Officer

Challenged to find a COO with experience in mergers & acquisitions in the consumer goods industry for our client, we found an exceptional candidate who proved to be most successful in their new role.

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Consumer Products Company Hires General Manager

Challenged to find an exceptional candidate to lead a private equity-acquired company, we found a GM with extensive consumer marketing experience as well as the CA accreditation required by the client.

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Executive Team Hires in Pet Food Company

Challenged to assemble a leadership team for a company newly acquired by our client, we found three executives that fit the specific criteria of having the right industry, private equity and functional experience.

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Global Distributor of Premium Beer Hires President/CEO

Our client, the #1 selling super premium import beer in Canada and the USA, challenged us to find an exceptional executive with extensive international experience in brand building, operations, innovation, and international market expansion. The search concluded with the placement of an outstanding candidate who fit the clients’ objectives for specific criteria and unique talent with exceptional experience in building a brand portfolio and world class operations.

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Global Producer of Premium Seafood Hires EVP & Chief Commercial Officer

We were hired by our client to find an exceptional executive to move the company forward in key strategic areas. A comprehensive international search yielded an ideal candidate with the required functional and industry experience.

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North American Advertising Agency Hires Senior Partner Executive

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.

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Urban Shelter Hires Vice President Finance To Tighten Reins

We were hired by our client after an existing senior financial manager was unable to oversee and implement initiatives to bring administrative costs under control. We were asked to conduct a highly discreet search within the NFP community to identify and attract a financial leader with the proven ability to align resources with donor expectations.

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"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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