Boyden Opens New Office in Saskatchewan

June 20, 2019 – Boyden has expanded in Canada with the opening an office in the province of Saskatchewan. It will be led by Dan Brown, a new Boyden Canada partner.

“Our new office in Saskatchewan and the appointment of Dan supports our strategy in Canada and globally to provide clients with world-class leadership advisory solutions,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO of Boyden. “Dan brings substantial expertise, enabling Boyden to continue to expand our client advisory services while enhancing our footprint across the globe and specifically within the energy, industrial, agriculture and public sectors in Saskatchewan.”

“The global presence of the region is understated and the time was right to showcase Saskatchewan,” said Kevin Gregor, a partner of Boyden Canada. “Dan brings an impressive track record in C-suite engagements across several sectors, including industrial, business services, non-profit and education. His arrival with Boyden is a big opportunity to grow our presence in Saskatchewan and in Canada while leveraging our global connections.”

Over more than 15 years in executive search, Mr. Brown has built extensive client relationships. He partners with public and private sector clients, primarily boards, owners and C-level decision makers, to source talent and build high-performing executive teams. Previously, Mr. Brown was a principal with Aplin Executive Search. During his search career, he has gained experience with Summit Search Group, Koenig & Associates, and Caldwell.

To date, Boyden has stewarded numerous prestigious appointments in the region, including the University of Saskatchewan’s inaugural Cameco chair in indigenous health and its first vice provost of indigenous engagement. The search firm has also assisted in filling leadership roles within organizations including the Regina Airport Authority, the Regina Exhibition Association Limited, Saskatchewan Blue Cross, and most recently, the Provincial Capital Commission.

“I’m looking forward to working with Boyden’s highly collaborative and talented partners,” said Mr. Brown. “I was attracted by Boyden’s business model, which combines a robust offering and client-centric service to support client organizations at every stage of growth.”

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:

In a series of key leadership decisions, Boyden will largely be staying the course as it looks to continue its growth moving forward. Jörg Kasten has been re-elected to a third term as chairman and Trina Gordon won another term as president CEO, through 2021, the firm said. Three new members, meanwhile, are joining Boyden’s global board. Ms. Gordon has been in her role since 2011.

In April, the firm named Roger T. Duguay, managing partner of the Montréal office, as leader of its cross-sector global CEO and board services practice. He succeeded 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.

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.

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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