About Us

Waterford Global Inc. is a top-tier international executive search firm specialized in helping our clients build exceptional teams through the acquisition of equally exceptional talent. Our domestic and international clients retain us as a strategic partner and advisor in the recruitment of executive-level leaders and mid-to-senior level managerial, technical, and scientific talent.

With over 45 years of combined experience between our firm’s two Founding Partners, Waterford Global Inc. is a long-standing provider-of-choice to private- and public-sector clients in key industry verticals.

As the only search firm in Canada to have ever received the Canadian Business Excellence Award for Private Businesses, Waterford Global Inc. is now a three-time recipient of the Award (2020, 2021, and 2022).


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Our Founding Partners built Waterford Global in response to the needs of clients who were looking for a unique capability in their search provider.  Our clients were attracted to a firm whose service platform offered a rarefied combination of a high-touch/high-tech approach to search, and a culture of client and candidate care.  In addition, our clients wanted to experience the benefit of considering local candidates as well as talent beyond our borders.  Our Founding Partners had built this type of search expertise prior to the creation of our firm, and have since grown Waterford Global with this same philosophy.  Ten years later, our first client is still with us.

With more than 45 years of combined experience, the Founding Partners of our firm have remained committed to providing clients with the level and quality of service that consistently delivers success through strategic talent acquisition.  Our greatest enjoyment is in contributing to the mutual success which arises from connecting great talent with meaningful organizations.

Solutions And Expertise

  • Executive Search
  • Advertising
  • All Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Canadian Executive Search Market Shifts to Meet New Demands

Throughout 2023, executive search consultants have Hunt Scanlon Media that the Canadian executive recruiting market experienced shifts in response to the evolving demands of a rapidly changing business environment across the country. Amidst the ongoing transformations in executive recruiting, the Canadian business landscape has become increasingly competitive, requiring a strategic approach to talent acquisition. Recruiters

Opportunities and Challenges in Private Equity Recruiting

Private equity firms are saying that talent is the most important factor in driving growth. While financial engineering, inorganic growth, and market expansion remain important tools in the private equity toolbox, talent continues to emerge as key to growing companies and achieving the investment thesis, according to a report from Bespoke Partners. Yet unlike strategic

Growing Canadian Search Market Continues to Help Reshape Business

The executive search industry in Canada is a highly competitive and rapidly evolving sector that has experienced significant changes in recent years. With the Canadian job market becoming increasingly competitive, companies are relying more heavily on executive search firms to find top talent for their most senior positions. As a result, executive search firms have

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

Press Releases

Waterford Global Inc. Awarded the 2022 Canadian Business Excellence Award for Private Business for the Third Consecutive Year

Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 8, 2022] Search and recruitment firm, Waterford Global Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious 2022 Canadian Business Excellence Award for Private Business by Excellence Canada. The Canadian Business Excellence Award is a national award presented by Excellence Canada in recognition of our firm’s commitment to excellence

Waterford Global Inc. receives 2021 Canadian Business Excellence Award for Private Businesses

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 26th, 2021] Search and recruitment firm, Waterford Global Inc., is delighted to announce that it has been selected as a recipient of the “2021 Canadian Business Excellence Awards for Private Businesses”.  The Canadian Business Excellence Award is a national award presented by Excellence Canada in recognition of the recipient’s commitment to excellence

Waterford Global Inc. Receives 2020 Canadian Business Excellence Award

Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 17, 2019] Waterford Global Inc. is delighted to announce that it is a recipient of the prestigious Canadian Business Excellence Award for Private Business presented by Excellence Canada. This annual, pan-Canadian award recognizes outstanding Canadian businesses that measurably demonstrate excellence in achieving delighted customers, engaged employees, and a culture of innovation. Waterford


MB Chamber Business Awards Entreprenuer of the Year Karen Fred