AltoPartners Canada Offering No Cost Services to Help Organizations During Pandemic Crisis

April 1, 2020 – Due to the current international COVID-19 crisis, AltoPartners Canada – which includes managing partner Keith Labbett along with his Canadian partners Kevin Hall, Shauna Louie, Oliver Baezner – has started an initiative of offering network and resource services at no cost to assist any organization developing products or services to help the fight against the virus.

These services include: human capital, intellectual capital, supply chain resources, product resources (both materials raw or manufactured) or education/training.


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“We have a vast international network combining years of experience helping companies build, develop and bring products of all kinds to market,” said Mr. Labbett. “If you or your organization have any ideas or ability to help with the COVID -19 crisis in the short or long term and need resources to execute, we may be able to help.”

“To illustrate how this has worked in Sweden, my partners there, Novare Executive Search, worked with Scandinavian Airlines and a leading hospital university, funded by a private foundation, to provide re-skilling to employees of the airline who had temporarily lost their jobs due to the devastating impact on the airline industry,” Mr. Labbett said. “These employees were given three-day intensive training to help alleviate the strain on the healthcare system.” You can read the full details of this initiative here.

“Let’s work together to provide additional innovative solutions to Canada and potentially internationally,” Mr. Labbett said.

About the Recruiters

Over the course of his two decades spent in search and leadership consulting, Mr. Labbett has placed hundreds of executive leaders and built international teams across all management functions, focusing on upper management to C-level positions.

For the bulk of his career, Mr. Labbett has owned and operated Osprey Executive Search in Canada, a boutique firm focused on Canadian and international organizations. He has assisted clients in establishing their presence in Canada, while also supporting their growth needs abroad, and has accumulated vast expertise in a wide variety of industries including: asset management, investment and development for both institutional and private organizations in the areas of real estate, engineering, construction, infrastructure, natural resources, industrial, and financial services.

Mr. Hall is the Canadian managing partner of Bluestone Leadership Services, bringing over 30 years of board and executive recruitment, management consulting and executive development experience to the firm. His experience includes: board member placement; executive and senior leadership placement; board assessments and evaluations; board and executive compensation; leadership assessments; and succession planning, integration and transformation. Mr. Hall leads the AltoPartners global natural resources practice.


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Ms. Louie is a founder and managing partner of AltoPartners/Bluestone Leadership Services Inc. She brings over 16 years of board and executive search, leadership assessment, management consulting and executive management experience to the firm. Ms. Louie is a member of the AltoPartners global diversity and women’s leadership development committees, both committed to increasing board and executive diversity. She also leads the firm’s leadership and organizational assessment practice where she utilizes The Attentional Interpersonal Style (TAIS) leadership assessment for executive and senior leader development and assessment assignments. Ms. Louie has led recruitments for boards and executives of major Canadian and international corporations within the public and private sectors. Her clients include organizations in the natural resources, communications / telecom, financial services, health and public sectors.

Mr. Baezner a partner of AltoPartners/Bluestone Leadership Services Inc. He brings over 25 years of executive leadership, corporate turn-around and management consulting experience. Mr. Baezner is also the founder of Sonic Breakthrough Coaching and brings a unique blend of skills to his coaching and speaking practice. He is an accomplished entrepreneur with a real passion for making a difference. He has worked in dozens of industries with business owners, executives and their teams.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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