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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.

ali breeden

  • Office: Coleman Lew Canny Bowen - Charlotte
  • Locaton: Charlotte, North Carolina
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Ali started her career, straight out of the University of Virginia, in executive search. From 2011 to 2013, she worked as a research associate for SG Partners in New York. From there, she worked as a grants manager for the New York-based Moore Charitable Foundation, the private, family foundation founded by hedge fund manager and conservationist Louis Bacon. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that protect land, wildlife, habitat and water resources.

Prior to joining Coleman Lew Canny Bowen, Ali served as an account manager for Signature Consultants’ Charlotte office. During her tenure at the IT-focused firm, she built from scratch and managed the office’s direct hire recruiting division.

She brings her grant-reviewing experience to bear in her volunteer work with Social Venture Partners’ SEED20 initiative. Each year, SEED20 trains a select group of nonprofit leaders on developing succinct and compelling messaging that will attract attention and donors.

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  • Office: Coleman Lew Canny Bowen - Charlotte
  • Location: Charlotte, U.S.
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It’s tough to name a field that Allyson hasn’t worked in. Marketing? Check. Communications? Check. Politics, social media, nonprofit? Check, check, check.

The Baltimore native grew up mostly in the Northeast until relocating to Charlotte, NC in 2011. Her early career included operations and fundraising work at OperaDelaware before spending eight years in volunteer management, event planning, and fundraising at Georgetown University. Her move to the South brought a change in career trajectory, too, as she ventured in to public relations and communications.

Her roles have included finance director for Edwin Peacock’s mayoral campaign; volunteer manager for the American Presidential Experience, produced in coordination with the 2012 Democratic National Convention; and fundraiser and community liaisons for both Larken Egleston’s Charlotte City Council District 1 campaign and Spencer Merriweather’s Mecklenburg District Attorney campaign.

Allyson graduated from American University with a degree in business administration and earned an MBA from Georgetown University.

She’s a past member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), a two-time committee member on the Vote YES to Bonds campaign (2016 and 2018), certificate holder from Rutgers University’s CSR program, and a graduate of the Harvard Business School Club of Charlotte’s management development program.

Her extensive volunteer interests include Classroom Central, Carolina PAWS, the Georgetown Club of Charlotte, and No Kid Hungry. She also serves on the boards of FiA (Females in Action), the Junior League of Charlotte, and Theatre Charlotte.

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  • Office: Coleman Lew Canny Bowen - Charlotte
  • Location: Charlotte, U.S.
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After the Jacksonville, FL native earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Gray Dunaway spent eight years in Banc of America Securities’ Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) Group structuring and securitizing mortgages to the nation’s top real estate investment funds.

She has also served as business manager for a company that develops women leaders and transforms corporate cultures. At Flynn Heath Holt Leadership, Gray initiated and developed the business model for a $120,000 scholarship-based leadership program for female nonprofit executives.

During her mortgage banking days, Gray was repeatedly voted one of the top 4 percent of Charlotte-area mortgage lenders.

Gray and her husband, a Charlotte native whose family has lived in the city for generations, have two sons and a Cavalier King Charles spaniel.

The cum laude Tufts University graduate volunteers with Heart Math Tutoring and is on the steering committee for 2020 Women on Boards. At her church – Christ Episcopal – she created a multigenerational service project to aid sex trafficking victims. She and her husband have two sons.

Jonas Hedin

  • Office: Coleman Lew Canny Bowen 
  • Location: Charlotte, U.S.
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As an executive search consultant, Jonas leads and executes searches across a wide array of industries and functional areas. Prior to joining the firm, Jonas spent over four years in the recruiting and leadership development field with boutique firms in the Charlotte area. His specialties include talent assessment technology and e-learning platforms. During his tenure with Sherpa’s Human Resources division, he focused primarily on senior-level recruiting and served some of the Charlotte area’s largest employers.

He also has experience as a professional golfer, having played six seasons and over 65 sanctioned events across the world as both a European Tour and PGA Tour member. With three professional victories under his belt, his favorite course is Castle Stuart Golf Links on the Scottish coastline near Inverness.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte – where he was a three-time Academic All-American – with a BS in business administration and managerial leadership, Jonas serves on the board of directors of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce here in the Carolinas. He and his wife have one child.

Ken Carrick

  • Office: Coleman Lew Canny Bowen - Charlotte
  • Location: Charlotte, U.S.
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Ken leads Coleman Lew Canny Bowen’s education/nonprofit/government practice and has managed more than 300 search engagements throughout his 30-plus years as a search consultant.

Ken graduated summa cum laude with a BA degree in accounting and business administration from Catawba College and an MBA from Wake Forest University. He began his career as an accountant with Duke Energy and later worked for a national insurance company before joining the firm in 1986.

Ken has been an active volunteer in service groups and youth sports associations in the Charlotte community and currently serves as a director on the Mecklenburg County ABC Board. He completed two terms as a member of the Americas Council Board of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). He is a past member of the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation Board (formerly the SC Birth Defects Foundation), board of directors of the Greater Carolinas’ Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Covenant Day School Board of Directors. He and his wife have three children.

Robin Rogers

  • Office: Coleman Lew Canny Bowen - Charlotte
  • Location: Charlotte, U.S.
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In addition to leading searches, Robin manages the team of associates and research associates across the firm. She spent 10 years at Bank of America, where she held leadership roles in HR, private banking, and training and development. She served as lead HR partner to the risk management organization.

She also has experience in the nonprofit sector. Robin served for four years as the director of Leave A Legacy, an organization that worked with area nonprofits and the faith community to promote planned giving in the Charlotte region. Robin has also worked for another Charlotte-based executive search firm.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in business administration, Robin volunteers with the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, Room In the Inn, and Myers Park High School. She and her husband have three children.

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  • Office: Coleman Lew Canny Bowen - Charlotte
  • Location: Charlotte, United States
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As chief executive officer, Shana (named among the “Fifty Most Influential Women” in the Charlotte region in 2017) manages all facets of the firm and leads executive-level search for her clients.

She’s also heavily involved in the search industry on a national level. In 2018, she was named to the Council of the Americas for the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC).

Prior to joining Coleman Lew Canny Bowen, Shana worked for several years in retained search with the Carolinas office of Heidrick & Struggles, serving as associate director and successfully completing retained searches for CEOs, CFOs, and other senior executives across many industry sectors.

Shana spent almost 20 years in the healthcare and nonprofit sectors. She began her career as a certified recreation therapist in acute and long-term care. She then transitioned into management, ultimately serving in director-level roles in development, marketing, and communications. Most recently, she spent seven years as development director for KinderMourn, Inc.

Shana graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in recreation therapy. She is a member of the Junior League of Charlotte, a founding board member for SouthPark Engineering and Robotics Clubs, and currently serves on the board of Loaves and Fishes. She and her husband have three children.

 

Greg Gabel

  • Office: Coleman Lew Canny Bowen
  • Location: New York (NY), United States
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Greg manages the firm’s New York office and leads executive searches for clients in a broad range of industries and functional areas. Greg joined Canny, Bowen, a predecessor firm, in 1991. He initially served as vice president and director of research before becoming managing director in 2000 and president in 2015. Prior to his start with Canny, Bowen, he was in the New York office of Heidrick & Struggles for four years.

With more than 30 years of experience in executive search, Greg has completed multiple CEO, COO, CFO, and other key leadership searches for the portfolio companies of middle-market private equity firms. He has also completed numerous assignments for chief legal officers and their direct reports in a diverse range of industries, including general counsel searches for some of the largest companies in the United States. He has extensive experience recruiting for medium technology industrial companies, both manufacturing and distribution, as well as for infrastructure, engineering, and construction firms.

Greg graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA and subsequently earned an MA from Columbia University. He and his wife have two children.

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As a highly experienced executive search consultant, Anurag is an integral part of the Davies Park leadership team. A strategic thinker, he has been keenly involved in Davies Park’s growth since 2001 and has recruited entire executive teams for multiple client organizations. He has also worked closely with numerous boards of directors from government, industry, and the not-for-profit sector to identify and recruit key board members. In 1994, Anurag entered the field of human resources and management consulting, and his experience includes executive recruiting, career counseling, and coaching.

He is highly knowledgeable in contract development and alternate compensation strategies, and has consulted in the area of change management.

Anurag obtained his Master’s degree from the University of Alberta plus formal training in recruitment and hiring from Simon Fraser University. He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Certified Human Resources Professional.

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A key member of the Edmonton office since 2004, Ardyce is known for her outstanding commitment to clients. She has brought her comprehensive HR knowledge and business experience to search assignments in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to joining Davies Park, Ardyce worked in both Toronto and Prague as the National President for AIESEC Canada, and in recruitment for the ING Group’s Czech Republic branch. Ardyce holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta and a Master’s degree from Royal Roads University.

She is an active member of the community and sits on the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of Alberta. She is an avid runner, ball hockey player and, no matter where her travels have taken her, she remains a passionate Oilers fan!

connie adair

  • Office: Focus Search Partners - Dallas
  • Location: Dallas (TX), United States
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Connie Adair is Managing Partner of Focus Search Partners.

She joined the executive leadership team of Focus Search Partners following the 2017 acquisition of her firm Taylor Winfield Executive Search where she served as CEO since 1994. Known for building strong relationships across boards, networks and clients, Connie has a long and distinguished career in creating and establishing “best practices” for executive search methodology. During her tenure at Taylor Winfield, Connie led the firm into double-digit growth, increasing annual revenues by an average of 26 percent over the last four years, while earning one of the highest closure rates in the industry.

As former chair and current board member of Penryn International, Connie is a thought-leader in the global executive search industry.  She is a lecturer at the eMBA program of SMU Cox School of Business and expert panelist for various organizations on executive leadership and board readiness. She also lends her limitless energy and talent to several non-profit boards throughout the United States, including Emeritus at Watermark for exceptional women leaders in the Silicon Valley, Desert Research Institute of Nevada, and the holding company of Sacred Spade in San Antonio.

kirk harrell

  • Office: Focus Search Parners - Dallas
  • Location: Dallas (TX), United States
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Kirk Harrell is a Managing Director in the Dallas office of Focus Search Partners.  Backed with over fifteen years of retained executive search experience, Kirk leads senior executive assignments for clients ranging from early stage startups, private equity-backed companies, to publicly-traded global organizations.Kirk Harrell is a Managing Director in the Dallas office of Focus Search Partners.  Backed with over fifteen years of retained executive search experience, Kirk leads senior executive assignments for clients ranging from early stage startups, private equity-backed companies, to publicly-traded global organizations.

With an open-minded approach to each client and acute attention to detail, Kirk has earned a reputation for exceeding client expectations. He has successfully executed over 300 executive, senior management and board of director search assignments across a broad spectrum of industries including Digital Media, SaaS, Infrastructure/ IT Software, Manufacturing, Consumer Products, and Retail (eCommerce and multi-location).
Prior to Taylor Winfield, now Focus Search Partners, Kirk was a consultant for a boutique search firm where he focused on business development and search execution for nationwide technology clients within the hardware, software, telecommunications and internet sectors. Earlier, he was Manager of Resource Planning for Isix Software/DARC Corporation, specializing in Oracle software and services.

He is also a member of Penrhyn International, upholding the best standards of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).
Kirk earned his B.A. in Business Administration from Baylor University. A Texas native, he resides in Dallas with his wife and two daughters.

lynn durant

  • Office: Focus Search Partners - Dallas
  • Location: Dallas (TX), United States
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Based in Dallas, Lynn is a high-energy retained executive search professional focused on results.

Her deep operational background gives her an edge in understanding an organization’s needs, enabling her to quickly ramp C-suite searches for her clients as well as build entire teams across every function within the enterprise. Known for her ability to read past the resume to go deeper in making impactful and successful matches, Lynn’s clients view her as an engaged partner in their business.

Lynn focuses on several industries including software, ecommerce, fintech, healthcare, and manufacturing clients. In addition to her C-suite level placements, she leads FSP’s mid-tier practice, SCALE. A partner in Penrhyn International, Lynn also has broad experience in global markets having completed searches in Latin America, Canada, China, and EMEA.

Lynn joined Focus Search Partners as part of the 2017 acquisition of Taylor Winfield where she served as Managing Director. Prior to that, Lynn served as Global Vice President, Customer Care and Professional Services for Tidal Software where she grew revenues significantly with Fortune 1000 customers and was instrumental in positioning the company for its sale to Cisco Systems. Lynn’s background also includes operations, business development and logistics experience in software services, oil and gas, and manufacturing companies. Lynn holds a bachelor of arts degree from Kean University in Union, New Jersey.

 

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  • Office: Focus Search Partners - Dallas
  • Location: Dallas (TX), United States
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Sandy brings more than 12 years’ experience in executive search to the team at Focus Search Partners. He has been instrumental in recruiting strategic executives and senior leaders to global organizations by delivering outstanding client and candidate experiences. Known for his strong work ethic and hands-on approach, Sandy partners with clients through each step of the executive search process to achieve great results.Sandy brings more than 12 years’ experience in executive search to the team at Focus Search Partners. He has been instrumental in recruiting strategic executives and senior leaders to global organizations by delivering outstanding client and candidate experiences. Known for his strong work ethic and hands-on approach, Sandy partners with clients through each step of the executive search process to achieve great results.

Sandy has broad-based experience working across a variety of industry verticals including consumer, restaurant/retail, private equity, technology, and energy. He is a trusted advisor to clients recruiting for boards, C-suite, sales, marketing, operations, finance, purchasing, development, IT, plant operations, HR, and engineering in the US, Canada, Mexico, Asia, and the Middle East.

Sandy joined Focus Search Partners as part of the 2017 acquisition of Taylor Winfield where he served as Managing Director. Prior to joining Taylor Winfield, Sandy was an integral part of two different national search firms. He began his career as entrepreneur and founder of a specialty lacrosse retail store in Columbus, Ohio. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Sandy received his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, where he was a four-year letter winner on the men’s varsity lacrosse team.

Outside of work, Sandy and his wife, Natalie, have two young sons and enjoy staying active playing tennis, golf, and a range of other athletic and community activities. Sandy currently serves on the board of the SMU Athletic Forum and formerly served on the board of the St. Phillip’s School and Community Center.

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  • Office: Focus Search Partners - Houston
  • Location: Houston, U.S.A.
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Based in Houston, Jen Sudduth serves as a Managing Director of FOCUS Search Partners, the retained executive search division of Vaco (a $550M private equity owned strategic talent acquisitions firm). Jen has over 15 years’ experience in recruiting, and over 20 years within the Information Technology industry.  Her expertise and talent networks include Information Technology, Managed Services, Energy, and Manufacturing / Industrial. She has placed mid and executive level leaders with both early stage, fast growth companies, as well a publicly traded, billion dollar corporations.  Jen also specializes in helping investment firms find integral talent who can drive growth within their portfolio companies. 

Before coming to Taylor Winfield (acquired by FSP), Jen was the Director of Talent for Enaxis Consulting, a management consulting firm, where she focused on hiring, training, talent management and employee engagement.  The firm focused on strategic IT consulting within the energy industry. She contributed to the tremendous growth of the company, helping them triple in size in just over three years.

Jen received a BS in Psychology from Texas Christian University and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).  She serves on the board of the Houston Association for Corporate Growth, and is the current Chair of the TCU Alumni Business Association. 

Paul Frankenberg

  • Office: Focus Search Partners - Nashville
  • Location: Nashville, U.S.A.
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Paul Frankenberg is the Founder and Managing Partner of Focus Search Partners, LLC, a nationally prominent retained executive search firm.Paul Frankenberg is the Founder and Managing Partner of Focus Search Partners, LLC, a nationally prominent retained executive search firm.

During his fifteen-year career, Paul has completed more than 600 corporate executive, senior management and board of director search assignments within the healthcare industry. Prior to establishing Focus Search Partners, he began his career witha top ten executive search firm in Atlanta, Georgia.

An active community member, Paul serves on the Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management Alumni Board and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Board. Paul is a founding officer of Owen’s Healthcare Alumni Board and the Children’s Hospital Champions Board. Additionally, Paul is involved with the Nashville Health Care Council, Leadership Health Care and the American Heart Association.

Paul is a published writer and guest speaker on leadership, executive development, entrepreneurship and recruiting industry topics.

He holds degrees from the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University.

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  • Office: Focus Search Partners - San Francisco
  • Location: San Francisco, U.S.
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Adam Charlson serves as Managing Partner of Focus Search Partners. As Co-Leader of Vaco’s retained executive search division, Adam has been tasked with growing the firm and its newly created technology practice. Adam came to Focus and Vaco as a result of the acquisition of his firm, Charlson Partners.

Prior to the acquisition of Charlson Partners, Adam spent two years building his firm, which successfully served some of the largest publicly traded companies in technology, as well as the most respected private equity and venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Over a two-year period, Adam took Charlson Partners from an idea to a multi million-dollar firm with offices in Northern and Southern California, as well as Austin and Chicago.

The foundation of Adam’s executive search career has been built on 20 years of experience with firms like Korn/Ferry and Spencer Stuart. Over the course of Adam’s career, he has recruited senior leaders for such organizations as Adobe Systems, Cisco Systems, Convergys, DataPipe, FICO, Google, HP, Infor Global Solutions, Microsoft, PayPal, Salesforce.com, SAP, and Splunk, to name a few. Adam is also one of the search industry’s market leaders in “Big Data” and Data Officer/Data Science assignments, having authored the definitive white paper on the topic.

Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ohio University.

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  • Office: Leaders International - Montreal
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
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Cynthia has over fifteen years of experience assisting boards and senior executives of private and public organizations in executive recruitment. Previously, she led an Executive search practice with a team of Managers and Senior Consultants, for a leading Canadian competitor.

Cynthia has carried out more than 250 assignments of C-Suite executives, for major organizations and renowned firms operating in professional services, manufacturing industry as well as retail and distribution. She has held different key positions in the military, manufacturing and banking industries. Her thoroughness and analytical skills, combined with her approach as a business partner, are important assets allowing her to acknowledge the uniqueness of clients and meet their needs.

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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).

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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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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.

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Mr. Yanouk Poirier has over twenty years of professional experience in different sectors of economic activity, such as professional services, finance, media and information technology.

He has successfully led numerous assignments of top level executives and board members, for major companies and renowned firms operating in various business lines.

Recognized for his strong entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Poirier puts his experience at the service of business leaders on a national and international level and supports them in the achievement of their business strategy.

Mr. Poirier is actively involved; he his on the Board of Directors of the Ballet Jazz of Montreal and of the Club St. James. He is also a mentor for Enablis, an organization providing assistance to entrepreneurs in developing countries to support them in the growth of their business.

He holds an MBA from the Université de Sherbrooke and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a major in International Relations from the Université du Québec à Montréal.

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Mr. Brock Higgins has focused on executive search throughout his career working with corporations, academic institutions, governments, non-profit organizations and Indigenous communities and organizations throughout North America.

Starting his career in 2005, he has progressed into the role of Partner / Shareholder and Managing Partner with Higgins Executive Search / Leaders & Co. Higgins Executive Search is recognized nationally as Canada’s premiere Indigenous executive search firm and is a CCAB PAR Gold company. Mr. Higgins has led numerous executive recruitment assignments for Presidents, Chief Executive Officers, Executive Directors, and Board of Directors for start-ups, large to medium-sized businesses and public and private sector organizations.

Mr. Higgins holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a major in Human Resources from the University of Manitoba's Asper School of Business and is English/French bilingual. He is a citizen of the Metis Nation of Ontario and he currently sits on the Indigenous Advisory Circle for St. Paul’s University College at University of Waterloo and is a member of the National Advisory Board for Cape Breton University's Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies.

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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.

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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.

ro gantz

  • Office: McIntyre Global Executive Search - Columbus
  • Location: Columbus (OH), United States
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Ro loves recruiting, and has 20 years of combined experience in military, corporate and executive search recruiting roles. She is the primary lead for McIntyre’s major clients, including manufacturing and Asia outbound services work and, as the company’s Talent Strategist, helps clients make long-term hiring decisions and evaluate related talent strategies. Ro especially enjoys working with engineers and in technical and manufacturing environments, and is constantly learning and exploring the world of “why not” when considering new solutions to old problems.

As a former Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, Ro spent most of her military career in oceanography/intelligence-based positions before shifting to an award-winning role in engineering and officer recruiting. This was followed by recruiting leadership posts at several companies including The Home Depot and Microsoft, followed by Albertsons, where she built and led the talent management function to include recruiting, succession planning and performance management.

She earned a BA from the University of Rochester on an NROTC Scholarship, and a dual MA in management and human resources development from Webster University while stationed in Bermuda. She is a Certified Personal Branding Strategist and Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter (CSSR).

She enjoys global travel, which first began for her as an exchange student to Peru during high school and most recently took her to Shanghai, where she participated in a professional exchange program with our partners. She’s been to all 50 states in the USA, and plans to continue her travels around the world to all continents.

Through her many journeys and life lessons, Ro has learned to value each and every moment that life offers. She is a volunteer teacher at St. Benedict’s Education Center where she teaches language and job skills to refugees who’ve come to America for a better life and supports efforts to help veterans and older citizens gain meaningful employment. She also earned her certification as Master, Food Preservation & Safety from the University of Idaho and runs a small organic garden. She is always trying to learn something new and is currently learning how to say hello, goodbye and thank you in every language in the Google translator (until we have the Star Trek-like handheld device.)

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  • Office: Seminarium - Santiago
  • Location: Santiago, Chile
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With 20 years in the industry, he is also one of the most experienced headhunting professionals in Chile. Before joining Seminarium as partner in 1996, he had an outstanding executive career holding the positions of Marketing Chief Executive Officer at CCU, the leading beer Chilean company and General Manager of Costa S.A. In addition to his work at Seminarium, he seats on the board of a group of family businesses and in the Board of the non-for-profit NGO Santa Teresita de los Andes.

Representative assignments:
Sales and Marketing Director, Bellsouth
Managing Director, DDB
Chief Financial officer, Frutos del Maipo
Sales Director, SKF Chile
Chief Financial Officer, Isdin, Chile
Head of Marketing Terra

rafael rodriguez

  • Office: Seminarium - Santiago
  • Location: Santiago, Chile
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With 25 years of experience in the Executive Search industry and founder of the first specialized firm in Chile, Rafael Rodriguez is probably the professional with the longest experience in the selection of senior executives and Board Members in Chile.
During his entrepreneurial and professional career he has founded other ventures, such as the executive education firm Seminarium International; the online job search site Laborum.com; Trend Management Magazine and Denarius, a compensation surveys and Research firm in Chile and Peru.
Currently, he is also a Board Member of the ONG Cristo Vive, the social club El Golf 50 and for more than 5 years has been a monthly columnist at El Diario, a prominent Chilean financial newspaper.

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Greg’s professional experience, dedication and passion for executive search has helped him quickly build a reputation for delivering excellence since opening of Davies Park’s Vancouver office in 2007. Greg brings a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge to his role as Partner of our Vancouver office with an extensive background in strategic sales management, communications, and business development.

Prior to joining Davies Park, Greg spent 15 years in senior and executive management positions in the financial services industry, giving him firsthand experience in human resource management plus a unique understanding of organizations’ HR needs. Greg obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree with majors in Marketing and Finance from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Royal Roads University with a focus on Executive Management. He is a former Chair and current member of the Marketing Association for Credit Unions and a member of the BC Human Resource Management Association.

He is a competitive squash player and an active member of the Jericho Tennis Club.

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Tony brings a comprehensive range of business, management, human resource and consulting experience to the firm’s Vancouver office. Tony first became active in executive search in 1988, when he was hired by a major U.S. recruitment firm out of Chicago. He lived and worked in the U.S. where he also completed his Ph.D. before returning to Canada in 2003. Prior to joining Davies Park, Tony held senior HR management positions with several B.C. health authorities, as well as with a North American environmental assessment company. He is an active member of the B.C. Human Resource Management Association and the Human Capital Institute.

Tony was raised in Vancouver but received his university education in the U.S. where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at DePaul University and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Tony spent time as a Professor in Maryland before returning to Vancouver and executive search. Tony enjoys the active west-coast lifestyle, spending his free time skiing, hiking, running and cycling with his family and three young sons.

He has participated in the cycling fundraiser Ride to Conquer Cancer five times and is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research.

daniel feraud

  • Office: Voyer International - Buenos Aires
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • Fields: Associations, Consumer Goods, Industrial & Automotive, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

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Daniel Féraud has been a Principal in Penrhyn International since 1999 when he joined Voyer International in Buenos Aires. Daniel’s practice includes assignments to identify candidates for senior regional roles in Latin America as well as assignments in Argentina. His practice covers several industrial sectors, reflecting his wide-ranging general management record.

Before joining Voyer International and Penrhyn Daniel’s career includes mergers and acquisitions work for JP Morgan, and he has been CEO of three different subsidiaries of Bunge Limited. He has also headed the international operations of Arcor, a leading confectionery and food company, with operations throughout Latin America.

Daniel is an engineering graduate of the University of Buenos Aires, and he has an MBA from Columbia University, New York. Daniel speaks Spanish, French and English.

Representative assignments:
CEO, Casino Tigre
CFO, Latin America, Ryder
CFO, Argentina, ICI
CEO, Podestá
Mining Division Manager, Sandvik
Plant Manager, Graham Packaging

enrique perez fogwill

  • Office: Voyer International - Buenos Aires
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Enrique is Executive Director at Voyer International based in Buenos Aires.

Enrique Pérez Fogwill holds a degree in sociology from the University of Buenos Aires, with courses in various disciplines of Management in USA and UK. These courses formed part of his corporate career at Sony Music, Nielsen, BMG, Dow and PepsiCo.

He was Director of New Business at Sony Music, developing a new division with the objective of integrating all the rights of artists: label, management, publishing,etc.

Prior to his experience at Sony he was CEO at Nielsen Argentina for seven years working with a team of 550 people and generating a turn over of the Company.

At Bertelsmann Music Group he was CEO for seven years, assuming the responsibility of the record business and the development of new artists and special projects.

Previously he served as Commercial Director of Dow Chemical in the consumer products area.

His first job was at PepsiCo occupying the positions of Director of Marketing and Operations. He worked at PepsiCo for twelve years.

ricardo mayer

  • Office: Voyer International - Buenos Aires
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ricardo Mayer has been a Principal in Penrhyn International since 1999, when Voyer International was elected to membership of Penrhyn International. His practice emphasises finding members of the senior management team for the Argentinian subsidiaries of international companies.

Ricardo has had a distinguished career in Human Resources with companies such as Siemens, Perez Compac, and NEC. He is also co-founder of the Associacion Argentina de Coaching, and has a very strong interest in the application of professional coaching to building executive effectiveness.

Ricardo is a graduate in Law (Abogado y Procurador) of the University of Buenos Aires. He speaks Spanish, German and English.

Representative assignments:
Legal Director, Siemens
Controller, Baxter Immuno
Sales Manager, MCI
Sales Manager, Merck, Sharpe and Dohme
Proposals Manager, VA Tech Argentina
Supply Manager, Sodexho

roberto vola luhrs

  • Office: Voyer International - Buenos Aires
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Roberto Vola-Luhrs began his career in executive search in 1997, and has been a Principal in Penrhyn International since 1999, the year in which Voyer International was elected to membership. Roberto’s practice covers senior general management positions in a variety of sectors, as well as his special field of HR management.

From 1976 to 1993 Roberto held a number of senior HR positions in Siemens in Argentina, Germany, and Venezuela. He was also HR Manager of Pecom NEC, and General Manager of HR of Arcor, one of the largest food manufacturers in South America with extensive international operations.

Roberto is a graduate of the Universidad de Buenos Aires in HR Management, he also holds doctorates in Political Sciences from the Universidad Complutense and from the Universidad Belgrano. Roberto is co-author of a standard text on HR Management, and is Profesor Principal of the Universidad de Empresa, a Committee Member of the Argentine Organisation of HR Managers, and is an Advisor to the Argentine Ministry of Labour.

Representative assignments:
CEO, Siemens Chile
CEO Córdoba, Howard Johnson’s Hotel
HR Manager, NEC
HR Manager, ICI Argentina
HR Manager, Swiss Just
HR Manager, TBA (Metro system of Buenos Aires)

jose candia

  • Office: Voyer International - La Paz
  • Location: La Paz, Bolivia
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  • Fields: Consumer Goods, Financial Services, Industrial & Automotive, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

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José E. Candia joined Voyer International trough Voyer Group Bolivia since 2010 in La Paz, Bolivia. José’s practice includes assignments to identify candidates for senior roles in Bolivia as well services en organizational development. 

Before joining Voyer Group Bolivia José’s career includes working as Human Resources Manager in local and international companies in Bolivia, such as: Banco Mercantil, PriceWaterhouse, La Papelera S.A., Citibank Bolivia S.A., Grupo Empresarial Kantutani, Pan American Silver Bolivia S.A., and others.

José is an psychologist graduate of the Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz - Bolivia , and he has a master degree en Organizational Psychology at Western Michigan University, United States o America. José speaks Spanish and English.

ricardo migoya

  • Office: Voyer International - Mexico City
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
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  • Fields: Business & Professional Services , Consumer Goods, Technology, Telecommunication & Media

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Lic. Ricardo Migoya is the CEO and Partner in Mexico's operation.

He has been developed as an entrepreneur and implementer of new business, developing strategies, business plans and investment projects evaluation.

In his professional history, he was responsible for managing the design and introduction of new products / services , strategic alliances, developing new techniques for customer satisfaction , market research , financial modeling , pricing, negotiations with suppliers and marketing mix. to promote the development of relations and strategic planning programs for the company.

He is currently developing the market throughout the Mexican republic in coordination with other Latin American offices, including the posibility of new projects. He also participates and supports the Advisory Council on the development of new challenges in Latin America.

sergio rodriguez

  • Office: Voyer International - Montevideo
  • Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
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  • Fields: Business & Professional Services , Logistics & Supply Chain

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Sergio Rodríguez is Army Colonel in retirement situation. Sergio's diploma in staff. He is a specialist and was professor of Strategy and Geopolitics in the Miliary Institute of Higher Studies. Sergio took specialization courses and participated in various official missions in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and USA.Sergio participated as negotiator in the Peacekeeping Mission of the United Nations in the Republic of Mozambique.

Sergio has specialized in the area of human resources in the Program of Management Training in Montevideo.

After leaving his activity in the army, Sergio joined Voyer International in 2008 as Commercial Manager. Sergio has led processes of executive searches for national and multinational companies of several sectors. He has received training in coaching. In 2013 Sergio went on to serve as CEO of the office of Voyer International in Uruguay.

sara behmer

  • Office: Voyer International - Sao Paulo
  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
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  • Fields: Agriculture, Associations, Business & Professional Services , Construction & Real Estate, Consumer Goods, Education, Energy, Utilities & Mining, Financial Services, Government & Public sector, Hospitality, Leisure & Travel, Healthcare , Industrial & Automotive, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals, Logistics & Supply Chain, Non Profit, Retail / Wholesale, Technology, Telecommunication & Media

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Sara Behmer is an Organizational Psychology graduate of the Universidad Paulista and she has an academic MBA from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Sao Paulo. Her research work was on Visionary Leadership.

She has taught in several graduate programs in Brazilian Universities and is author of the chapter on "The Training Process“ in the book "Manual de Gestão de Pessoas e Equipes". Sara has been Human Resources Vice President for Avon do Brazil for several years.

Sara has also been Human Resources Director for AMP do Brazil, MWM Motores Diesel and Ticket Services (Accor Group). Throughout her career she was responsible for several Change Management processes.

She has been very active in Chambers activities being President of the AMCHAM´s Human Resources Committee (2006-2007) and currently she is the President of the Human Resources Committee of the French-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (2008-2012).

Specialties:
Change Management and Cultural Change
Complexity Management
Organization Development
Recruting and Selection
Start-up