Penrhyn International


Richard Joly

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Mr. Richard Joly has a vast expertise in consulting for Boards of Directors and CEOs, and is well versed in the assessment of Board effectiveness and in the search for executive talent.

Mr. Joly possesses an extensive and diversified business network, and he can leverage in-depth knowledge of leadership talent management and development. His excellent reputation in the industry gives him a powerful edge to attract the best candidates.

Since 1997, Mr. Joly has managed over 400 senior executive recruiting assignments for national and multinational corporations, large and medium-sized businesses, start-ups, and private and publicly traded companies.

Mr. Joly is renowned for his expertise in consulting with Boards of Directors and selecting effective board members. During his career, he has conducted over 150 Board evaluations and he is a recognized speaker and a reputed lecturer for the Université Laval corporate directors’ certification program. He gives corporate governance training for companies that wish to form a Board of Directors and makes recommendations to help Boards achieve greater effectiveness.

Prior to founding Leaders & Co., Mr. Joly was a senior partner with Korn/Ferry International and he served as Managing Partner at the Montreal office of The Caldwell Partners International, two leading worldwide executive search firms.

Mr. Joly holds an MBA from the John Molson School of Business.

Brenda LaRose

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Brenda LaRose is a Certified Human Resource Management Professional (CHRP) and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) with more than 23 years of experience in executive search.

Brenda is a Partner of Leaders & Co. Executive Search in Winnipeg. Leaders & Co. Executive Search has offices across Canada in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal & Quebec City.

She is the founder of Higgins Executive Search, Canada's premiere Indigenous executive search firm. Higgins Executive Search has over 17 years experience recruiting leaders, executives and board members, completing hundreds of successful search engagements for corporations and organizations across a wide range of public and private sectors. Higgins Executive Search has achieved PAR certification at the Gold level through the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business' Progressive Aboriginal Relations program and is PSAB certified with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

With a certificate in Corporate Governance from the Rotman School of Business and the Institute of Corporate Director's Corporate Governance College, she has a keen interest in and understanding of board governance.

Cookie McIntyre

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  • Office: McIntyre Global Executive Search - Columbus
  • Location: Columbus (OH), United States
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  • Fields: Business & Professional Services , Education, Industrial & Automotive, Non Profit


Cookie McIntyre has been a Principal of Penrhyn International since 2007, when McIntyre Global Executive Search joined the network. Her career in executive search began in 1985. Cookie has conducted executive search engagements and demonstrated expertise in the retail, grocery/food service, consumer products and manufacturing industries. From a functional standpoint, her search practice engages Vice President through C-level executive leadership in multiple disciplines to include; marketing, operations, information technology, supply chain, human resources, and finance.

Prior to founding McIntyre Global Executive Search, Cookie held executive positions for a prestigious executive search firm based in Columbus, Ohio and a firm in New Orleans, Louisiana, which focused on indigenous industries such as maritime, import/export, energy, and oil & gas.

In recent years, Cookie has been named a ‘Businesswoman On The Move’ by Business First, and has received accolades from the Columbus Dispatch as a ‘Woman Making a Difference’. In addition to that, she is a 2004 recipient of the National Association of Women Owned Businesses Visionary Award.

Representative assignments:
CEO, Fitch:RPA
Division President, Hexion Specialty Chemicals
SVP, Corporate Controller, Albertsons
CIO, US Foodservice, a division of Ahold
EVP Supply Chain, Albertsons
EVP HR, Knowledge Learning Corporation