About Us

Pekarsky & Co. is an award-winning, independently owned and operated boutique executive search firm headquartered in Calgary serving exceptional clients from Vancouver to St. John’s.

Bringing over 50 years of combined search experience, some of it home-grown and some from other leading executive search firms, the award-winning team at Pekarsky & Co. deliver best practices from across the industry and around the world with the prairie practicality and openness of a front porch visit.

For over 10 years we’ve seen the search industry transform. The largest Rolodex no longer wins the day; rather, the art of story-telling and relationship building have formed the foundation of the firm’s long-standing success.

We know process, but we also know when to colour outside the lines. We know that even in a digital age, great service, hard work and a handshake still matter.


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With a talented team and big firm resources, clients are not paying for high overhead, international offices or multiple and divergent lines of business that distract from the core mission of providing customized, nimble and responsive service.

When you hire us, we become an extension of you in the market. Our credibility and yours become inexorably linked. Who takes your message to market is just as important as how it is taken there.

Solutions And Expertise

Our secret sauce is this: throughout the course of any search we engage with literally hundreds of people; yet there is only one placed candidate. From the decision makers within the client, to potential candidates, to helpful sources and even the bakery that sends a congratulatory box of Pekarsky & Co. branded cupcakes to the placed candidate. All of them play a critical role on every search and we know and respect that.

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News Briefings

Pekarsky & Co. Forms Alliance with Executive Coaching Firm

Calgary-based executive search firm Pekarsky & Co. has formed a partnership with Creative Coaching, an executive coaching and leadership development firm also located in Calgary. Through the alliance, each firm will be able to offer its respective clients a much deeper and broader suite of services, said the firms. The two organizations will continue to

Press Releases

Pekarsky & Co-vid Offerings

Knowing you are being bombarded with COVID 19 resources and webinars and Do’s and Don’t’s we thought we’d offer this to you in print form OR you can just rent the movie!  Click on the image of our PCO-vid and grab some popcorn.   ?????????????????????????????????????     Over the past 11 years in business, through

What to Look for in Your Executive Recruiter: Empathy and Compassion

As we come up to our second month of living virtually, we are all finding new ways of keeping busy, whether it’s work, staying connected to our personal and professional networks, housework, cooking, learning or staying active. At Pekarsky & Co., we are trying to stay as productive as possible through this time and prepare for

Zooming into The Future: Tips on Interviewing via Video and Putting Your Best Face Forward!

Zooming into The Future: Tips on Interviewing via Video and Putting Your Best Face Forward! APRIL 8, 2020 By: Erin Dand    So you’re in the middle of a hiring process, and a pandemic hits. Having wrestled some of the more theoretical and existential questions to ground, you now need to focus on the practical.  

Clawing Back and Paying Forward – The Ampersand April 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues,   First, a few personal observations. The big winners in this, best I can tell, are dogs.  Also, exercise matters. The Internet matters. Handshakes don’t. Sign-offs like “Sincerely” and “Regards” should forever be replaced with “Stay Safe” and “Be Well.” Kids and pets should run more often into the frame of


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Pekarsky & Co. has a podcast that is featured on both Spotify and Apple. Give them a listen today!

Having Your Brussels Sprouts, and Eating Them Too
A Chip Off the Old Block
Looking Forward
Energy Transition
With All Due Respect
A Texas Scramble
Supply and Demands
Never Waste a Crisis
Blinding Rays of Sunshine
Is Your Homework Done?
Where Vision Meets Action
Breaking Barriers: A conversation with Kene Ilochonwu, Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta
It Doesn’t Take a Rocket Scientist
Better Days Ahead
What to Look for in Your Executive Recruiter: Empathy and Compassion
What Leaders Look Like
Making Our Own Luck

The Ampersand: Unplugged:
The Ampersand: Unplugged – “Carving A Path Out of the Mess”
The Ampersand: Unplugged – Ghosts, Great Food and Growing through a Downturn – A Cool Conversation with Murrieta’s Owner Ron Salverda
The Ampersand: Unplugged – Keepin’ It Real with Jeff Davison
The Ampersand: Unplugged – “Is the Suit Dead?”
The Ampersand: Unplugged – A Candid Conversation with Mayoral Candidate, Jyoti Gondek
The Ampersand: Unplugged – “Quality Over Quantity”: Four Giants Discuss All Things Calgary – The Good, The Bad & Everything In Between
The Ampersand: Unplugged – Leadership in a Brave New World
The Ampersand: Unplugged – “A Front Row Seat to Making That Difference”
The Ampersand: Unplugged – “How Did We Get Into This Mess?‪”‬
The Ampersand: Unplugged – The Inaugural We Know People Podcast!

Case Study:
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