Penrhyn International


Allan Nelson, B.Com

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Allan founded Davies Park’s Calgary office in 1997 and for almost two decades Allan has loved the business of executive search. In that time he has developed strong and lasting relationships with boards and top executives in a number of industries and sectors across the country. Allan takes great satisfaction in sourcing and attracting the perfect candidate for each and every engagement.

Prior to joining Davies Park, Allan held senior positions in leadership, operations and sales management with a variety of Canadian corporations. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). In 2002, he was honoured to receive a National Fellowship from the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (FCMA).

Allan enjoys spending time with his family, including his six grandchildren. He loves being involved in the community and continues to serve on a number of volunteer boards.

David Peasback

david peasback

  • Office: Canny, Bowen Inc. - New York
  • Location: New York (NY), United States
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President and Chief Executive Officer, joined Canny, Bowen in 1988 after having spent fifteen years at Heidrick and Struggles, the last four of which as President and Chief Executive Officer of the firm and Manager of its New York office.

Prior to joining Heidrick and Struggles, the largest executive search firm in the world, David was an Associate at the preeminent Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling. Before that he worked for Procter & Gamble and served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps for two years.

David has been listed among the top executive recruiters in the United States in numerous publications, including all three editions of John Sibbald’s The Career Makers, published by Harper & Row.

David holds a B.A. degree from Colgate University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia where he was a member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif.