About Us

Massey Henry was created to bring a fresh approach to the traditional field of executive recruitment. Our process and network are specialized to financial services, and transparent for clients and candidates alike. Our team brings unmatched depth of expertise in senior executive recruitment within the broader North American financial services sector.

Our Partners bring more than 60 years of combined experience across industries, and collaborate with clients to support their executive search, coaching, and assessment needs. We have supported clients across the full spectrum of financial services, including:

  • Retail and commercial banking
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Asset management
  • Capital markets
  • Wealth management
  • Credit Unions
  • Private equity
  • FinTech
  • Payments
  • Corporate and Investment Banking

Our 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. 65% of our placed candidates are women and/or BIPOC individuals. We are also active supporters of organizations such asWomen Get on Board, The Black Opportunity Fund, and The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB).

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.

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Our Team


Our two practice areas are led by a team of seasoned professionals with deep expertise in their fields. Together with our broad team of strategic advisors, we ensure that we have the right talent and experience for every client engagement.

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.


News Briefings

Massey Henry Launches in Canada

Massey Henry has opened its doors in Toronto as an executive search and board advisory firm specializing in financial services and the public sector. Founder and managing partner, Michael Henry, a seasoned executive search professional, aims to set a new standard for executive recruiting with a streamlined, collaborative approach that enables organizations to recruit diverse top

Press Releases

Massey Henry Launches in Canada

Massey Henry launches in Canada, offering faster, smarter solutions to today’s complex executive recruitment challenges Canada’s newest executive search firm is reducing recruiting timelines by half with advanced technology, a streamlined process and deep sector expertise TORONTO, May 18, 2021 – Massey Henry (or “the firm”), Canada’s newest executive search and board advisory firm specializing