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Cynthia Labonté

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Mrs. Cynthia Labonté has a strong experience in assisting senior executives, boards and public organizations in managing complete executive recruitment processes.

Before joining the ranks of Leaders & Co., Mrs. Labonté was Executive Search Manager for an important strategic consulting firm in Human Resources, where she led a team of Managers and Senior Consultants. She has carried out more than 200 assignments of middle and top level executives, for major companies and renowned firms operating in various business lines. Ms. Labonté previously held different key positions with National Bank of Canada, Olymel and Telus. These experiences allow her to have a strategic and operational vision with regards to efficiency and performance, in line with the issues and corporate objectives of her clients.

Throughout her career, her approach as a business partner has been a major advantage allowing her to recognize the uniqueness of her clients and thus meet their needs by implementing sustainable with added value. Her thoroughness and analytical skills, combined with her approach as a business partner, were important assets allowing her to acknowledge the uniqueness of clients and meet their needs. Her work experience demonstrates her capacity to assess and evaluate candidates’ behavior and skills to ensure the perfect alignment between their full potential and targeted values of the organization.

Ms. Labonté is actively involved with the Montreal Board of Trade Young Professionals and the INdustrial Board of Trade for South Shore Montreal. She is also member on different committees for non-profit organizations.

Philippe Burton

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Philippe Burton is an Executive in Human Resources with over 25 years of experience in industry sectors such as aerospace, energy & renewable energy sources and loyalty programs. He worked for world-renowned companies such as Pratt & Whitney, Bombardier, GE and Aimia.

Before joining Leaders & Co., Mr. Burton was Vice-President, Human Resources for a large firm with global operations where he successfully led a talented team and implemented innovative strategies. His experience working for medium and large corporations have allowed him to develop and exercise an influential leadership and implement a strategic and operational vision of human resources related to issues and business objectives of organizations in which he was involved.

Throughout his career he has developed extensive knowledge of several professional fields such as Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, IT services, to name a few, as well as an expertise in governance, for having been involved in Human Resources committees of several Boards.Known for his pragmatic approach, his ability to listen, to engage team members and coaching skills, Philippe now aims to leverage his expertise to a more global network.

Philippe holds a Master of Industrial Relations from the Université de Montréal and a Master Certificate in Operations Management from York University in Toronto. He has served on the Board of the Association for Quebec Blinds and CAMAQ (Sectoral Committee of Labor in Aerospace in Quebec).

Richard Bélanger

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Mr. Richard Bélanger is a seasoned business advisor with extensive management experience and over 15 years of experience in executive recruitment.

Before joining Leaders & Co., he founded RBA (Richard Bélanger & Associates) in 1999 in Toronto and opened an office in Montreal in 2001. He also led another executive search firm based in Toronto. He carried out more than 350 mandates, both for SMEs and multinational corporations, particularly in the areas of sales, marketing, communications, investments, public relations and government affairs.

Previously, he was President of a subsidiary of an important retailer and distributor generating $100 million in revenues with over 800 employees. He also held important roles as a member of the management team of this Canadian leader in consumer products. Throughout his career, he has been involved in all aspects of sales, marketing, promotion and public relations.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration with majors in Marketing and Management.

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