Boyden Expands Global Social Impact Recruiting Practice

Boyden Jessa Chupik Nick Chambers partners

December 14, 2017 – Executive search firm Boyden has strengthened its global social impact search practice with the addition of Jessa Chupik and Nick Chambers as partners.

Ms. Chupik is a higher education and public-sector recruitment expert. She has made hundreds of senior placements, primarily in the public and not-for-profit sectors, having recruited across Canada’s top universities and colleges, governments and NGOs. She formerly served as director of recruiting and staffing for the government of Nunavut, a territory in northernmost Canada. Before that, she held various HR roles with Ryerson University. She has also worked in executive search for Odgers Berndtson and Janet Wright & Associates.

Mr. Chambers is an accomplished talent development consultant with nearly 20 years of experience in business consulting, organization development, leadership development and board governance. Previously, he spent nearly 18 years as a senior consultant with Benchmark.

New Roles

As key members of Boyden’s global social impact practice, Ms. Chupik and Mr. Chambers will support boards, leaders and organizations committed to having demonstrable and positive social impact. These include a range of clients that are advancing the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, strengthening the fabric of civil society, and improving the health and wellness of people, communities, and the planet, said the firm. They will also serve as thought leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion to Boyden’s clients across all sectors.

“Boyden has a competitive advantage in this sector, thanks to an outstanding global team with the experience to build out the practice and the ability to serve clients in the education, government and non-profit sectors as well as the private sector, where we are seeing the most growth in our social impact recruitment,” said Ken Werker, global board member and global leader of Boyden’s social impact practice. “The growth of the practice has been exceptional and a strategic priority for Boyden in Canada and around the world. We are very proud to welcome Nick and Jessa as valuable experts and key contributors.”

“Sector-agnostic” is how Michael Naufal, managing partner and board director of Boyden Canada described the firm’s social impact practice. “We support progressive, forward-thinking organizations that have a society-building mission,” he said. “Both Nick and Jessa are passionate and extremely knowledgeable in this space and will deliver outstanding results as trusted advisors to our clients.”

Expansion Plans

Boyden continues to expand and add talent across several global regions. Here are some related stories from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

Boyden strengthened its global industrial practice in the U.K. with the additions of Claire Lauder and Francesca d’Arcangeli. Both focus primarily on the industrial sector. Ms. Lauder joins as a partner in Boyden’s U.K. interim management. Ms. d’Arcangeli joins Boyden U.K. as a managing partner.

The firm named Robert Travis, managing partner of Boyden United States and Canada, as its global industrial practice leader. He assumed the practice leadership from Armin Meier, managing partner of Boyden Switzerland, who led Boyden’s global industrial practice for six years. Mr. Travis, who previously served three terms as a Boyden global board member, has more than 20 years experience in leadership consulting.

In an effort to further strengthen its capabilities in the Nordic region, Boyden announced an expansion in Stockholm. Peter Krenander, Rickard Ericson and Michael Rooslien will join Boyden Sweden managing partners Katarina Brixéus, Ulf Bergström, Marie Corell and Per Fornander as part of the firm’s continued expansion in Northern Europe.

Recently, the firm named Cornelia Tänzler as leader of its global consumer and retail practice. Ms. Tänzler, who is managing partner of Boyden Switzerland, brings extensive experience in the sector across Europe. She has built a prestigious client portfolio with many C-level and board searches having now been completed.

Boyden also expanded its staff in Atlanta with the addition of Steve Nilsen as a partner. Mr. Nilsen brings expertise in global marketing and executive search. Most recently, he was a partner with recruiting firm SSi-SEARCH, where he specialized in the placement of C-level executives in the consumer and healthcare sectors.

Signium Australia, formerly known as Crown & Marks, has also joined Boyden to establish a major presence in the Australia and New Zealand region. Its new Australia team is led by managing partners Allan Marks and Alun Parry. They are joined by 15 professionals, including two managing partners, two partners, one principal and an associate and administrative team.

Boyden also opened a new office in Kyiv, Ukraine in an effort to strengthen its presence in Central and Eastern Europe and the emerging markets. Boyden Ukraine is led by managing partner Alexey Dolgikh, a talent and leadership solutions advisor in the region. The new Ukraine team of seven professionals also includes principals Alina Litvinova and Oleksiy Rudyk.

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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