The world of executive talent has fundamentally changed. Top talent wants to be inspired. The best candidates are more demanding because they can be. Even the most successful companies have to compete for outstanding leaders. Traditional executive search is no longer the answer.

Established in 1979, Bedford is the Toronto partner to Transearch, a worldwide privately held executive search firm. We are the partner of choice when you have to get it right.

Specialties: We are aware of the industry dynamics and realities of finding world-class talent and concentrate our search efforts at the C-Suite and Vice President levels.

We focus our efforts in the following industry sectors: Consumer Products & Retail; Financial Services; Legal Services; Industrial & Supply Chain; Life Sciences; Not-For-Profit; Private Equity & Venture Capital; Real Estate; Resources, Energy & Infrastructure; Technology, Media and Telecom

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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

Bedford Consulting Group Adds Nuclear Power Specialist Advisor

Toronto-based executive search and talent management solutions provider Bedford Consulting Group has formed a strategic advisory relationship with nuclear power executive Ian Rowley. “We are very excited to have Ian join our team and provide his expert knowledge of the nuclear power industry,” said David McPherson, partner for Bedford’s energy and industrial technology group. “Ian will be

The Bedford Group Extends Talent Management Offering

Toronto-based executive search and talent management solutions provider the Bedford Group has expanded its services with the addition of Val Cambre of Teal & Co. as its newest partner offering talent management solutions to the education sector in North America. Ms. Cambre will lead the design of competitive strategies on talent identification, talent development and establishing

Bedford Group Partners With SalesChoice in AI Leadership Space

Toronto-based executive search and talent management solutions Bedford Group, and SalesChoice Inc., a provider of AI predictive and prescriptive sales, and marketing analytics cloud solutions, have entered into a strategic alliance to help advance AI skills development and leadership capabilities as well as acquisition and retention of executive AI leadership talent. SalesChoice has recently partnered with

Bedford Consulting Group Expands in Calgary

Stephen Diotte has joined the Bedford Consulting Group as its newest partner. He will lead the design of talent management systems for clients, based out of Calgary, Alberta. Mr. Diotte is a national expert in compensation, organization effectiveness, human resources optimization, change leadership and labor relations. Most recently, he was with Odgers Berndtson where he was

Press Releases

Bedford Recruits Top Executive for RAMPF Composite Solutions

Toronto, ON / Gräfenberg, Germany, July 20, 2018 – The Bedford Consulting Group is pleased to announce the completion of a key executive search with RAMPF Composite Solutions – a division of the RAMPF Group. Bedford’s North American Manufacturing practice – co-led by Darren Raycroft – successfully completed the search for the new Chief Executive Officer for RAMPF Composite Solutions. Larry Fitzgerald will assume the position

Bedford Recruits Top Executive for ABC Group

TORONTO, ON / SOUTHFIELD, MI, June 4, 2018 – The Bedford Consulting Group is pleased to announce that we have completed a key executive search with ABC Group.  Our North American Manufacturing practice, co-led by Darren Raycroft, successfully completed the search for the new Vice President, Operations with ABC Group, with Joel Kennedy joining the organization in June 2018. Joel joins

Bedford Recruits Two Top MedTech Executives for Getinge Group

TORONTO, ON/ WAYNE, NJ, April 11, 2018 – The Bedford Consulting Group is pleased to announce that for the second time in less than a year, we have successfully completed an executive search for Getinge Group. Most recently, our North American Life Sciences practice, led by Howard Pezim and Darren Raycroft, successfully completed the search for