Executive Search Expansion Underway at Farber

March 21, 2017 – Like many boutique advisory firms looking at expansion opportunities, Farber is in the midst of growing out its interim management and executive search practices north of the border. It just opened a new office in Vancouver and appointed two senior search consultants, Sandy Dennis and Dilesh Soni, to lead its initiatives in these two service offerings.

“Expanding our national presence provides on-the-ground resourcing and recruitment delivery capabilities to the British Columbia (BC) and Alberta (AB) markets, which strategically aligns with our clients’ needs,” said Charlene Bergman, leader of Farber’s interim management and executive search practice. “We have seen an increase in mandates for the region from existing and new clients and often from referrals.”

Ms. Dennis brings a tenured and diverse business background to her present role. A chartered accountant by training, she offers clients extensive industry and local market knowledge. Previously, she was a senior advisor and consultant at Procom. Mr. Soni helps clients in placing finance, operations, IT, and consulting professionals at the senior and executive levels. Most recently, he served as an account manager, also at Procom.


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“Farber’s approach to recruitment is founded on relationships; we are candidate-centric, building meaningful and long-term relationships with mid to senior leaders and executives who are in transition or looking to make their next career move,” said Ian Brenner, a partner in Farber’s interim management and executive search practice. “This differentiator has established national relationships and with a Vancouver presence we can enable career aspirations for these candidates.”

Faber is a business and financial advisory firm. It provides holistic and customized solutions to human, financial, and operational needs of businesses in any stage in their lifecycle by helping to maximize opportunity and shareholder value.

Offering Executive Search Services

A number of organizations have recently launched and / or expanded into executive search as the sector heats up globally. Here’s a sampling:

U.K. recruitment solutions provider Acorn strengthened its executive search division with the additions of Laura Nicholas, Gareth Edwards and Jan Hughes. Since its launch in 2015, Acorn’s executive search division has worked on over 40 vacancies for CEOs, finance leaders, sales & marketing directors, and executive & non-exec board members, placing senior professionals into a number of top positions across the U.K.

The Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), a network of HR and business professionals focused on making high-performance organizations unique, added Kate Jackson as vice president of talent acquisition within its new executive search division. Ms. Jackson is a seasoned assessment and recruiting professional who has a deep understanding of the nuances of organizational culture. Prior to i4cp, she was a partner at Hanold Associates where she led strategic human resources searches. Previously, she spent more than 15 years in talent acquisition leadership at GE and Nielsen.

Morris Bixby Group, an agribusiness focused recruitment firm, appointed Allen Smith as managing partner of its new executive division, Morris Bixby Executive. Mr. Smith has an extensive background in the field of agriculture, having managed business units in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Now based in St. Louis, he will lead Morris Bixby’s executive search business involved with all aspects of agriculture, including seed, biotechnology, chemistry, fertilizer and digital agriculture.

CPL Resources, an Ireland-headquartered recruitment agency, launched Ardlinn, an executive search firm dedicated to supporting the growing demand for corporate leaders within the Irish business sector. As one of 19 recruitment brands to come under the CPL global umbrella, Ardlinn will serve as a division of the company focused solely on executive recruiting for top salaried positions in Ireland.

Workforce solutions provider Airswift has formed a new executive search firm: Ducatus Partners. It operates independently of Airswift, delivering executive search, market intelligence and related consulting services to clients across the energy, process and infrastructure sectors. Ducatus is led by a team consisting of Kevin Davidson, Sean Buchan and Jamie Ferguson. All are former Maxwell Drummond International recruiters.

Bassett & Bassett Executive Search LLC was launched by Bassett & Bassett Communication Managers and Counselors, a global strategic communication management and marketing firm. Victor A. Koppang has been appointed its president and chief executive officer.

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

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