Bedford Executive Search Names Head of Western Canada Office

John Marshall joins Bedford Consulting Group

October 5, 2017 – The Bedford Consulting Group has expanded with the addition of John Marshall as partner, covering Western Canada. Based in the firm’s new Vancouver office, he will lead executive search and talent advisory services for clients of all industries in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Mr. Marshall has over 20 years of experience as a human resources executive. His previous roles have spanned the mining, energy, semiconductor and banking industries. He was the vice president of human resources for New Gold, and also held HR leadership roles with PMC-Sierra, Duke Energy, Westcoast Energy and NatWest Group.

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Bedford’s clients in Western Canada face a variety of challenges. “John brings substantial industry knowledge and market experience, which offers him a unique ‘insider’s perspective’ that will better serve clients and help them shape outstanding talent strategies,” said the firm in a statement.


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“Bedford’s existing executive team – Howard Pezim, co-founder and partner, Steven Pezim, co-founder and partner and Frank Galati, managing partner – welcomes Mr. Marshall with excitement and look forward to his valuable contribution to the firm,” said the statement.

The Bedford Consulting Group is one of Canada’s largest privately-held executive search and talent advisory firms. Its services span the spectrum of talent management, including leadership assessment, coaching and development, and compensation advisory, as well as executive, managerial and senior technical recruitment.

Established in 1979, Bedford is the Toronto partner to TRANSEARCH International and has three offices in Canada: Toronto, Oakville (Ontario) and Vancouver, all of which consult with clients throughout North America and globally.

Growth In Canada

A number of executive search firms have experienced growth in Canada in recent months. Here’s a look at a few examples from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Pedersen & Partners appointed Keith Labbett as a client partner and the country manager for Canada. He will be based in Toronto. Opened in 2008, the Canadian office of Pedersen & Partners provides talent solutions and senior management placements for the local market. The team largely focuses on the industrial and technology sectors.

Odgers Interim Canada, the executive interim division of Odgers Berndtson, has expanded naming Andrew Dmytryk and Camille Petitti to its Canadian team. With more than a decade of search experience, Mr. Dmytryk joined the firm from a Canadian IT consulting organization called ADGA Group Consultants. He is focused on the expansion of the firm’s executive interim offering.

Executive search firm Optimum Talent has named Peter Zukow as president of central Canada and Matt Goff as vice president of client solutions within its leadership assessment and development practice. Over the past 21 years, Mr. Zukow has been a driving force behind Canadian executive search firm Conroy Ross Partners.

ZRG Partners named Jill Schofield to manage the firm’s Western Canada operations from its Calgary, Alberta office. She is recognized as a top executive search professional in Canada, starting her search career in 2001. Ms. Schofield came to ZRG from DHR International, where she served as managing partner for Western Canada. Before that she was CEO of Apogee Executive Search.

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

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