December 12, 2022 – DHR Global has acquired the Prairies offices (Calgary and Saskatoon) of executive search firm Boyden. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. This move strengthens DHR’s presence in Canada, adding 12 partner, associate, and administrative professionals to the DHR Calgary office and expanding its expertise across functions and key industries.
DHR’s Calgary office is a provider of executive search, emerging leader search, and leadership consulting, in partnership with its offices in Toronto, Montreal, and Saskatoon. The firm’s Canadian operations are led from Calgary by Bryan Arthur as managing partner, Canada.
“DHR has seen substantial growth in Canada, and we’re excited to continue on that path with the acquisition of the Calgary and Saskatoon offices of Boyden,” said Mr. Arthur. “We look forward to collaborating with our new team members as we bring the best executive talent to more organizations in Calgary and throughout all of Canada.”
“We’re pleased to build on our reach, resources, and relationships in Canada with the acquisition of Boyden’s Calgary office,” said Geoff Hoffmann, CEO of DHR. “With a combined local team of 26 professionals, we are expanding our footprint throughout the world and helping our clients achieve their talent goals.”
“We have had amazing discussions with our new colleagues at DHR,” said Kevin Gregor, managing partner, Boyden. “There is total alignment in how we respect our people, value our many clients, and believe that coming together will be positive for everyone. In creating one of Western Canada’s largest search firms, we believe that the best is yet to come for both our team and clients.”
The Boyden Calgary partners joining DHR through this acquisition include Mr. Gregor, Morgan R. Campbell, Dan Brown, and Kenny Gregor, adding to DHR’s existing expertise in the industrial, energy, non-profit, and education sectors. They are joined by eight team members who deliver administrative and research support.
Mr. Gregor joins DHR as managing partner. He has gained broad industry expertise over the course of 30 years in business and community leadership. Mr. Gregor works with private and public sector organizations, with a focus on board and C-suite recruitment, predominantly in the energy, utilities, education, and industrial sectors. He also has experience in corporate governance and is an ICD.D certified director.
Mr. Campbell joins DHR as partner. For two decades, he has managed executive and board searches in a range of industries, including oil and gas, energy and utilities, finance, professional services, technology, and manufacturing, among others. Mr. Campbell brings particular expertise to oil and gas placements and has been recognized as one of Oilweek’s Rising Stars for his ability to find the right leadership.
Mr. Brown joins DHR as partner. Based in Saskatoon, he has built lasting client relationships through outstanding service and sound advice over the course of more than 15 years in executive search. He partners with public and private sector clients, primarily boards, owners, and C-level decision makers, to source top talent and develop high-performing executive teams, recruiting from across Canada and abroad.
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Mr. Gregor joins DHR as associate partner. He is a dedicated executive search professional with over five years’ experience, working across various practice areas in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. He is involved in all aspects, including research, strategy, candidate identification, and relationship management. A versatile resource and trusted advisor, he has built a track record of senior placements.
Since 1989, DHR Global has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly owned offices spanning the globe. The firm’s consultants specialize in all industries and functions, providing senior-level executive search, management assessment, and succession planning services.
Earlier this year, Newey & Co., a Toronto-based search firm with expertise in Canadian financial services, joined the DHR Global platform. The partnership was expected to strengthen the firm’s presence in the financial services sector in Canada and beyond. Newey & Co founder Lisa Newey joined DHR as a partner with a focus on C-suite roles in the financial industry. She brings expertise in Canadian-based searches within asset management, investment banking, institutional sales/trading/research, wealth management, and alternative investments, along with regulatory compliance.
A capital markets veteran with 15 years of institutional equity experience at leading global investment dealers, followed by more than a dozen years in Canadian financial services recruitment, Ms. Newey brings a unique depth of knowledge to her role. Under her leadership, Newey & Co. earned a reputation as a trusted advisor to clients. The firm was recently featured on both Hunt Scanlon’s 2021 Financial Sixty list of leading recruitment firms in financial services and its broader 2021 ranking of top recruiters in Canada.
“Like DHR, Newey & Co. has always been known as responsive, flexible, and creative problem solvers,” said Ms. Newey. “We now offer to clients’ local expertise based on 25-plus years immersed in the Canadian financial services market, overlaid with the resources and reach of a global top-10 firm. Our mutual commitment to high-touch service and long-term client relationships completes the picture.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media