April 13, 2016 – Korn Ferry has appointed Michael Mundy as leader of its Canadian consumer and retail practice. Based out of the firm’s Toronto office, he will serve as a member of Korn Ferry’s global consumer practice.
With extensive executive search experience in consumer, retail, media & entertainment, sports, travel, hospitality & leisure, Mr. Mundy previously spent seven years with Odgers Berndtson, where he specialized in a wide range of industries, including consumer package goods, retail, distribution, and food services, throughout both Canada and the U.S. His most recent role with the firm was partner. Before that, he was a managing director with TSI Executive Search.
Earlier in career, Mr. Mundy held roles at Veredex, American Express and UPS Supply Chain Solutions. He sits on the board of directors for the Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce as well as the board of governors for Portage as a member of the Portage Ontario board.
“Michael’s focus on building trusted relationships with clients and his vast knowledge, resources and experience in the consumer space will be a great fit for the firm,” said Doug Charles, president, Americas, Korn Ferry.
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This announcement comes on the heels of a number of executive search firm staff expansions in Canada:
- Boyden recently named Sébastien Zuchowski as a partner in its Montreal office. His focus is on senior level assignments in the technology, media, telecommunication and industrial sectors. In February, the firm also added Brian G. Bachand as a partner in its Toronto office. He works in Boyden’s education, healthcare & life sciences, and not-for-profit recruiting practices.
- Odgers Berndtson also expanded its public sector search expertise in Canada with the addition of Jane Griffith as a new partner in its academic practice as well as John King and Gino Picciano in the firm’s healthcare practice. With a focus on the recruitment of senior leaders in the academic sector, Ms. Griffith has worked with universities, colleges and not-for-profit organizations in Canada. A leader with more than 30 years of experience in senior operational roles in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan, Mr. King is known for his roles as assistant deputy minister, MOHLTC and chief administrative officer and executive vice president at St Michael’s Hospital.
- SRI (Sports Recruitment International) expanded into Canada this year and added Max Dawson to lead the firm’s operations in the region. Mr. Dawson, who retains the title of director, Canada, was previously a search manager with executive recruiting firm Conroy Ross Partners. He previously served in numerous roles with NHL hockey team the Edmonton Oilers, most recently as a partnership sales specialist and operations supervisor.
- ZRG Partners added David Kinley as managing director in its new Toronto office. He supports the firm’s growing private equity-backed recruiting practice where he has extensive experience in technology company search assignments. He will further build out ZRG’s capabilities in Canada.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media