Boyden Names Leader of Cross-Sector Global CEO and Board Services Practice

April 15, 2019 – Boyden has named Roger T. Duguay, managing partner of the Montréal office, as leader of its cross-sector global CEO and board services practice. He succeeds Tom Flannery, who will continue as managing partner of the firm’s Pittsburgh office and as the North American leader of the CEO and board services practice. Mr. Duguay will continue as a managing partner and board member of Boyden Canada.

“Roger has played a key role in establishing Boyden as a premier search firm in Canada and his leadership has further influenced our global growth,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO. “Roger’s creative approach to senior executive talent advisory, together with his client management expertise and dedication to our ‘Worldwise’ mission make him the ideal leader to head our global CEO and board services practice.”

“As part of our succession plan, we carefully selected the right managing partner to lead our practice for the next generation,” said Mr. Flannery. “Roger brings considerable expertise to further expand the practice with the full confidence of our global partners as a top advisor to the fastest-growing organizations in the world.”

Mr. Duguay, who has more than 25 years of experience in management, human capital, executive recruiting and talent development, works closely with CEOs, C-level executives and board members of organizations in both the private and public sectors. He founded Boyden’s Montréal office and leads the firm’s Quebec operations. Over the course of his career in executive search, Mr. Duguay has been involved in over 100 CEO and board placements. He is also a certified corporate director (ICD.D) with extensive board experience. Mr. Duguay currently serves on several boards, including one of the most forward-thinking business events in the world, C2 Montréal, and is chairman of the board of LOGIQ.

“The revolutionary advances in most industries make it essential for organizations to acquire innovative leadership, leaders who transform with passion and vision, those who architect strategy with a holistic approach,” said Mr. Duguay. “This is an opportunity to redefine our approach on a global scale as we continue to connect our clients with leaders that will deliver in an era of disruption.”

Boyden is a global provider of executive search services, with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries. Founded in 1946, the firm specializes in high-level executive search, interim management and human capital consulting across a broad spectrum of industries.

Expansion Plans

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

Boyden recently appointed Rahul Sen as partner and global lead of its wealth management and private banking practice. Mr. Sen is an accomplished executive search professional with 10 years’ experience in senior-level executive search across the banking and finance sectors. He possesses a track record placing senior executives across several key financial hubs…

Boyden also recently named Victor Escandón as its new chief financial officer. He replaces Lydia Reitana, who held the role since 2012. Mr. Escandón is responsible for all of the firm’s strategic financial activities and initiatives. He will report directly to Trina Gordon, Boyden’s president and CEO. 

Boyden named Francesca d’Arcangeli, a managing partner of Boyden U.K., as its new global industrial practice leader. Ms. d’Arcangeli has 25 years of leadership experience, including 15 years in consulting and nearly a decade in executive search across Europe and the Middle East. 

Boyden added Morten Winther and Henrik Harbo as managing partners to lead its Denmark operations working in both Copenhagen and Aarhu. Additionally, Marika Grote will serve as a principal and head of research. All three came to Boyden from Flensby & Partners.

Boyden relaunched its Budapest operations with the addition of Judit Szalóky Tóth as a partner in Hungary. Ms. Szalóky Tóth has more than 20 years’ experience in executive roles and more than a decade in C-suite business consulting at high-level globally listed companies, providing counsel to more than 100 local and international clients.

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

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