Boyden Adds Partner In Toronto

February 18, 2016 – Executive search firm Boyden has added Brian G. Bachand as a partner in its Toronto office. He will work in the firm’s education, healthcare & life sciences, and not-for-profit recruiting practices.

Boyden’s Toronto office serves a number of sectors, including financial services, healthcare, municipal, industrial, real estate and development, construction, consumer products and professional services. The Toronto team has recruited CEOs, vice presidents and board directors across these sectors.

With over 15 years of experience in the advancement and philanthropic communities in Canada and the U.S., Mr. Bachand brings to Boyden a track record with particular expertise in senior board development, including recruitment and management.

Mr. Bachand joins Boyden from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, where he led the office of advancement. Prior to the University of Toronto, he served at the NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, where he directed a fundraising team as executive director. Other previous tenures include management positions at the American Cancer Society and the Archdiocese of Boston.

“We are confident Brian will thrive in the executive search industry with such a diverse and successful background,” said Ken Werker, chair of Boyden Canada and managing partner in Vancouver. “His outstanding professional relationships and experience in the education and non-profit sectors will play an integral role in the continued growth of Boyden’s non-profit, government and education practice, and the entire Toronto office.”

“Brian has proven to be a real connector of corporations, family offices and individuals spanning every industry and sector,” said Kevin Gormely, managing partner in Boyden’s Toronto office and head of the firm’s national legal, risk and compliance sector.


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Just recently, Boyden launched a non-profit, government and education recruiting practice. Mr. Werker, Boyden’s Vancouver managing partner, will lead the firm’s new efforts.

This past October, Boyden expanded its non-profit expertise with the addition of Lynn Ogden as a new partner. She is a member of the firm’s global consumer and non-profit & education practices.

In Canada, Boyden has conducted a number of searches in the non-profit, government and education sectors, including placing CEOs for the Canadian Electricity Association, the Canadian Institute of Auditors, the Newfoundland Public Sector Pension Plan and the Ontario Power Generation.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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