About Us

Massey Henry is one of North America’s leading executive search and board advisory firms focused exclusively on the financial services sector, bringing nuanced expertise in serving clients across the full spectrum of financial services.

We are disrupting the rigid culture of traditional corporate search firms by offering clients an open, transparent, and collaborative search process that moves quickly and delivers the right leadership talent – at the right time.

With an experienced team of industry leaders and financial services recruitment specialists with 60+ years of combined experience across various industries, we leverage innovative technology with sector and function expertise to provide clients with full-scope talent assessment, coaching, succession planning, and executive search services. We have supported clients across the full spectrum of financial services, including:

  • Asset Management
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Credit Unions
  • FinTech
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Payments
  • Private Equity
  • Retail and Commercial Banking
  • Wealth Management

Our Values

We lead by example and are guided by our core values: trust, transparency, innovation, and active engagement in executive search. We embrace agile processes that are deeply informed by our understanding of the financial services industry, and work with our clients to help transform their organizations through the selection of key senior talent.

Our Vision

Founder and Managing Partner, Michael Henry, believes in the power of networks and connections, and is a fierce promoter of Canadian talent at home and abroad. Our vision as a firm is to set a new standard for executive search, shining a spotlight on Canadian talent. We also leverage the unique expertise of our advisory board, made up of distinguished leaders across the financial services and public sector.

Massey Henry is strongly committed to supporting diversity and inclusion to create strong leadership teams and high impact boards for our clients. 71% of the candidates we have placed in C-suite positions, and 67% of the candidates we have placed in Board Director roles identify as belonging to an equity-seeking group. We are also active supporters of organizations such as Women Get on Board, The Black Opportunity Fund, and The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB).

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Solutions And Expertise

Executive Search

Our executive search experts have a proven track record of partnering with organizations to build their teams with transformational leaders. Our focus is critical, urgent, complex assignments when time is of the essence and access to exceptional, high-value talent is key. Collaboration is the cornerstone of our approach. We are disrupting the rigid culture of traditional corporate search firms by offering clients an open, transparent, collaborative search process that moves quickly and delivers the right talent.

Executive Coaching

We act as partners with our clients to design unique strategies and action plans to develop organizational leaders. This includes transitioning and onboarding newly recruited executives into client organizations, accelerating the development of high-potential talent and improving organizations’ leadership pipelines. We help engineer new practices that mean sustainable improvements to organizational and leadership results, both immediately and over time.

We also work with clients to align their internal teams, clarify common purposes and objectives and develop strategies for optimizing operational efficiency. Our coaching services can help leaders across an organization’s functional areas work more cohesively together as a “team of teams,” improving best practices and increasing organizational support for their common goals.

Executive Assessment

At Massey Henry, we know how to find leaders. We take a comprehensive assessment approach that goes beyond evaluating a candidate’s ability to perform. Whether evaluating cultural fit, personality or leadership skills, our rigorous process ensures that our clients are set up for success when hiring a senior leader.

Board Recruitment and Advisory Services

In addition to traditional executive search, our team has extensive experience placing and advising corporate directors. With our wide network, we’re able to quickly find the right candidate with the right background, experience and subject matter expertise.

Our senior advisors also bring expertise on a wide range of critical topics including board culture, board effectiveness, governance best practices, succession planning and diversity. We work with organizations to determine whether boards have the skill sets and governance oversight needed for the ever-evolving corporate, technology and risk landscape.

Solutions
  • Assessment
  • Board Recruitment and Advisory Services
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
Industries
  • Asset Management
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Banking
  • Credit Unions
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Payments/Processes
  • Private Equity
  • Wealth Management
Functions
  • Banking
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Data/Analytics
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Investment Management & Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Operations
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management

News Briefings

Massey Henry Tapped to Find Inaugural CEO for the Building Ontario Fund

Toronto-based executive search firm Massey Henry has selected to lead the search for the inaugural CEO for the Building Ontario Fund, a new, independent, board‐governed, crown agency that will enable public-sector pension plans, other trusted institutional investors, and Indigenous communities to further participate in large-scale infrastructure projects across the province. Reporting to the board of directors, the inaugural CEO

Massey Henry Recruits Chief Risk Officer and CFO for SaskCentral

Toronto-based executive search firm Massey Henry has assisted in the recruitment of Cheryl Maksymiw as chief risk officer and chief financial officer of SaskCentral. “Cheryl brings more than 20 years of experience in financial services, with deep enterprise risk management and financial reporting expertise,” Massey Henry said. “Having held progressive positions with the organization since 2009,

Massey Henry Recruits COO for Northwest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

Toronto-based executive search firm Massey Henry has assisted in the recruitment of Tracey Whittall as chief operating officer of Northwest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust in Toronto. “Tracey brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in financial services, with demonstrated success in building high performing teams and balancing strategic decisions and fiscal oversight to

Selecting a CHRO in an Evolving Financial Services Landscape

Financial services organizations are often on different points of the spectrum of change and adoption, typically determined by factors such as competitive and shareholder considerations, strategic planning priorities, and regulatory limitations. To better inform the CHRO selection and screening process, organizations must first reflect on their short, medium, and longer-term human capital priorities, according to

Press Releases

Massey Henry named among top executive search firms specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)

Massey Henry has been named among the top executive search firms specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by Hunt Scanlon Media in its 2023-2024 HR/Diversity Recruiting Rankings. Hunt Scanlon Media has helped define and inform the senior talent management sector for over 30 years, and produces rankings annually based on evaluated criteria. Massey Henry is uniquely positioned as one of

Massey Henry named among top executive search firms in Canada for second consecutive year

Massey Henry has once again been named one of the top executive recruitment firms in Canada by Hunt Scanlon Media in its annual Canadian Recruiter rankings. Hunt Scanlon has helped define and inform the senior talent management sector for over 30 years, and produces rankings annually based on evaluated criteria. Massey Henry is uniquely positioned as

Massey Henry named among top executive search firms in America

Massey Henry has been named one of the top executive recruitment firms in America by Hunt Scanlon Media in its annual Guide to America’s Top Executive Search Firms. Hunt Scanlon has helped define and inform the senior talent management sector for over 30 years, and is the most widely referenced, single source for information in the

Massey Henry Featured in Hunt Scanlon’s 2022 Canadian Recruiting Issue

(March 8, 2022) Massey Henry has been featured in Hunt Scanlon’s flagship newsletter, Executive Search Review: 2022 Canada Recruiting Special Issue, including being named one of the most prominent executive search firms in the country. Hunt Scanlon Media has helped define and inform the senior talent management sector for over 30 years. In the spotlight series,

Massey Henry Expands Executive Team, Strengthening its Ability to Build More Diverse Leadership Teams Across Canada

(Oct. 26, 2021) Massey Henry, Canada’s newest executive search and board advisory firm specializing in financial services and the public sector, is proud to announce the appointment of two industry leaders to its executive team. Elaine Lajeunesse joins as partner and head of the Leadership Practice, and Clio Straram joins the firm’s Advisory Board of