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Talent and depth in your leadership team is the most important enabler of success for your organization. Which is why you should be meticulous in identifying, locating and engaging exactly the people you need.

You don’t find them on job boards.

Cornerstone International Group has one of the largest global networks with 60 offices in 40 countries. In Canada we have member offices in Toronto and Vancouver, both providing extensive search, assessment and coaching services.
The organizations has two head offices strategically located in Asia (Shanghai) and North America (Atlanta, Georgia).We know this complex and demanding discipline well, placing more than 1,000 CXO positions each year.  We also know the difference between success and failure will have a huge impact on the business of our clients.

Both before (with leadership assessment) and after (onboarding) a rigorous search process, we work to ensure the highest possible chance of success in filling the most difficult talent needs.

We are regularly ranked by Forbes Media among the leading firms in our industry.

Cornerstone Toronto, the Group’s member in Toronto, Canada is a leading firm specializing in executive search, executive coaching, leadership development and organizational effectiveness. A highly experienced team is headed by CEO Nance MacLeod who has 20 plus years of experience as an entrepreneur, presenter and senior executive coach. Nance is a past President of International Coaching Federation Toronto and has served on other professional Boards in leadership positions.


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At Cornerstone International Group, they put at your service a network of 225+ consultants at 35 member firms in 60+ business locations and 35 countries. Each is owned and managed by skilled entrepreneurs who are leaders in their markets and backed by technology and shared best practices. You receive personal attention and the clout of a global organization.

Solutions And Expertise

Cornerstone International Group is a recognized leader in executive search and leadership development. It is an increasingly complex and demanding discipline; they know the difference between success and failure will have a huge impact on the business of customers.

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News Briefings

Job Security: Why Mastering New Skills Matters

It is easy to become complacent and think you are the expert in your position, especially if you have held your post for some time. It may be tempting to assume that you have all the skills and knowledge you need to continue being successful. But according to a new report by Sci.bio Recruiting “things

The Importance of A-Level Talent 

Attracting and retaining top performing executives is the true lifeblood of successful organizations. Yet identifying and attracting them can be a challenging endeavor. Top performers, in leadership roles, will deliver about 50 percent more than the average and will improve their organization’s competitive position. But according to McKinsey & Company, 82 percent of Fortune 500

Executive Recruiters Weigh in On a Biden Presidency

The election of Joseph R. Biden Jr. to the Presidency promises significant change in Washington, D.C. for the next four years. Many questions remain about whether the incoming administration will be able to achieve its agenda, for better or worse, depending on one’s outlook – and the results of two Senate races still to be

Cornerstone International Group Names Managing Partner for Middle Eastern Region

Cornerstone International Group, a global executive search and leadership development firm, has unveiled a new executive search and leader advisory team in the Middle East with the addition of Stelios Pigadiotis as managing partner and founder of Cornerstone Dubai. “We are delighted to welcome Stelios to Cornerstone International Group,” said Simon Wan, chairman. “Stelios is

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Cornerstone International Group Adds Consultant to Member Firm in Atlanta

(Feb. 17, 2021) Cornerstone International Group, a global network of executive search specialists, welcomes Walter Baker, a senior level consultant, to the group’s member firm in Atlanta. Walter has been conducting senior-level recruiting and assessment assignments throughout the United States and globally for more than 25 years. Over 50% of his projects have been for executives

Cornerstone Announces New Team In Middle East

(Oct. 19, 2020) Cornerstone International Group, a global talent management firm, has introduced a new executive search and leader advisory team in the Middle East. Managing Partner and founder of Cornerstone Dubai is Stelios Pigadiotis, an experienced professional in enabling leaders and organizations to grow and reach their true potential. He has more than 25

New Cornerstone Team in Toronto

(April 10, 2020) Cornerstone International Group, a global talent management firm, this week introduces a new executive search and coaching capability in Toronto, Ontario. Executive Coach Global (ECG) is a Premier Global Leadership Development, Executive Coaching. Executive Search and Change Management organization. ECG offers a wide range of professional services focused on search, coaching and

Cornerstone Announces New Team In Singapore

(March 27, 2020) Cornerstone International Group, a global talent management firm, this week introduces a new executive search and coaching capability in Singapore. The Cornerstone Singapore team of senior professionals is led by CEO and MD Edwin Yeo, a veteran manager and practitioner of 21 years executive search experience in the Asia region. “We are

Global Recruiter Launches Service to Non-Profits

(Jan. 15, 2020) A new specialization group focused on Non-Profit organizations has been launched by global recruiter Cornerstone International Group. Cornerstone, a retained executive search organization with 58 member offices in 36 countries, will concentrate its new service first in North America to meet market opportunities. Non-Profit companies often face distinct challenges recruiting senior level


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