Allan founded Davies Park’s Calgary office in 1997, and was pleased to invite Mike Kerr to join him in 2000. As Partners, they oversee every engagement and ensure clients enjoy a highly professional, effective and personalized service. 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.
Mike has been a Partner at Davies Park since 2000. He is responsible for the management of the Calgary office with his Partner Allan Nelson, and for ensuring each client receives the outstanding service and results Davies Park is known for. Mike’s combination of credentials, experience and personal characteristics make him uniquely qualified to conduct executive search. He is an experienced Certified Management Accountant who takes a big-picture view of business and executive leadership. He loves the “tough” assignments and has a gift for building relationships—both with the business leaders he serves and the executives he recruits on their behalf.
Mike has led search assignments for executive and senior professionals in the energy, manufacturing, high technology and financial services industries, as well as in the not-for profit, municipal and education sectors. He is adept at satisfying the needs of both technical and business services professionals. He has been involved as a volunteer in his community and on a national basis for more than 25 years. Prior to joining Davies Park, Mike worked in financial planning, accounting and human resources.
He has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Personnel Certificate from the University of Calgary and earned his Certified Management Accounting (CMA) designation in 1995. He was awarded a National Fellowship from the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (FCMA) in 2005. Mike is a passionate volunteer, golfer, reader and amateur photographer. He enjoys classical music, especially Beethoven and the Beatles.
- Office: Canny, Bowen Inc. - New York
- Location: New York (NY), United States
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.