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.
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.
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.