The Bedford Consulting Group is one of North Americas leading privately held executive search and talent strategy firms, with offices in Toronto, Oakville, Vancouver and Boston.

Founded in 1980, Bedford is the partner of TRANSEARCH International, one of the Top 10 largest executive search firms in the world, with 60 offices in 40 countries. We take pride in being consistently recognized as the #1 Performing Office globally within TRANSEARCH International.
In addition to our industry-leading expertise in executive search, we provide clients with a holistic suite of talent strategy solutions through our partnership with Teal & Co. This includes a comprehensive range of solutions, from succession planning, leadership assessment and organizational strategy to compensation services and culture strategy.

Our process has stood the test of time with more than five thousand executive hires on behalf of our clients. We mitigate risk on your most critical executive hires and better predict the probability of success. Period.


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Since Bedford’s inception, we are committed to connecting organizations to the leaders they need. In today’s disruptive business world — with ever-changing technology and an increasingly competitive market for talent — the demand for new strategies to attract and retain effective leaders is stronger than ever.

We are proud of our history and the solutions we have created to help our clients run better businesses. Since 1979, it has been our privilege to foster paths to success for our clients’ organizations and the leaders we have integrated within them.

We look forward to working with you.

Solutions and Expertise

The core of all business and professional service providers is the knowledge, skills, tech savvy and competencies of their human resources. From law offices to accounting firms, the industry has grown in complexity and increasingly faces the organizational issues once reserved for large multinational corporations. To ensure these professionals are at the top of their game, they need the right leaders to guide them with a strategic vision.

Bedford Group understands the need for organizational strength and stability, and has applied our experience to fulfilling hundreds of assignments in the sector. With unrivaled practical experience and a deep understanding of the global business and professional services industry, the Bedford Group follows a robust process that delves into not only the talent and leadership capabilities of candidates, but explores if they are the right cultural fit for the firm. Our leadership assessment tools are unparalleled and the result is one of the best rates of recruiting and retaining excellent leaders.

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News Briefings

3 Ways to Create a More Equitable Work Environment

Every year on International Women’s Day, Jessica Pezim, principal consultant at The Bedford Consulting Group, reflects on how far women have come in the workforce compared to her mother’s generation and the advances she hopes we will make by the time her children enter the workforce. “In contemplating this year’s theme, ‘Embrace Equity,’ I realized

The Bedford Consulting Group Recruits CEO for AceAge  

Toronto-based executive search and talent management solutions provider Bedford Consulting Group has helped to place John Simmons, former general manager of Abbot Diagnostics, as the new chief executive officer of AceAge Inc. “John is a proven leader with a track record of delivering outstanding results in senior roles with an extensive background in medical devices,” stated

Canadian Executive Search Market Recovery Expected by Second Half of 2021

Canada enjoys second best-ranked status among countries around the world, according to the latest Best Countries survey by U.S. News & World Report. The Great White North is second only to Switzerland and jumped ahead of Japan in the latest roster—which is based on global perception metrics that include cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, power, and

Bedford Group Transearch Expands Healthcare Advisory Board

The healthcare advisory board of Bedford Group Transearch has expanded with the additions of Jamie Condie, former president of  Becton, Dickinson and Company USA and Canada; Cheryl MacDiarmid, senior vice president and head of global commercial strategy at ViiV Healthcare; Vafa Jamali, chief commercial officer at Rockley Photonics; and Simon Pedder, chief business and strategy officer of Athenex. The board will play a strategic

Press Releases

Spin Master Announces Executive Leadership Changes

(Dec. 14, 2020) Spin Master Corp. (“Spin Master”) (TSX: TOY), a leading global children’s entertainment company, today announced its plan for executive leadership succession, designed to enhance the platform for its next phase of growth. Max Rangel has been appointed Global President effective January 2021 and will assume the position of Global President and CEO

Nuclear Power Executive Ian Rowley to Join Bedford Consulting Group

(Feb. 25, 2020) The Bedford Consulting Group is pleased to announce it has formed a strategic advisory relationship with nuclear power executive Ian Rowley. Ian brings 39 years of experience in the nuclear power industry, including 16 years at Bruce Power where he held a number of senior positions in such areas as maintenance, equipment

Bedford Launches Expanded Services Through Teal & Co.

(May 27, 2020) The Bedford Consulting Group/Transearch is pleased to announce the launch of a suite of expanded services and programs to meet the evolving needs of clients. With talent strategy consultancy Teal & Co, Bedford now provides: Comprehensive Leadership Assessment & Development Organizational Strategy and Design Leadership Integration & Virtual Onboarding “This pivotal partnership

New Bedford Report Details Cannabis Industry Executive and Board Compensation in Canada and the U.S.

(May 26, 2020) The first-ever comprehensive report of Executive and Board compensation in the North American Cannabis industry has been published by the Bedford Consulting Group. “This is Bedford’s inaugural industry-wide survey of compensation awards and practices for Cannabis Executives and Board members. It provides detailed insights into management compensation in this rapidly evolving industry,”