Griffith Group Expands Search Staff

June 27, 2024 – Toronto-based executive recruitment firm Griffith Group Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Daniel Atlin as associate of leadership assessment and coaching. “Griffith Group Executive Search is very pleased to announce that Daniel Atlin will be joining the team as our associate, leadership assessment and coaching expert,” the firm said in a LinkedIn post. “A very warm welcome to you Daniel.” Mr. Atlin is a values-based leader who develops, mentors, and unlocks the talent of individuals, teams and organizations.

With over 25 years of experience as a strategic consultant and executive coach, he is passionate about advancing the mission and vision of purpose-based organizations. By fostering an inclusive environment, Mr. Atlin has enhanced organizations’ reputations and impact and enabled their future success through the adoption of public affairs, fundraising, alumni, community & corporate partnerships, and major capital projects. He also has significant governance experience, having served as corporate and board secretary in addition to his executive role and led the development of good governance frameworks, board training, and strategic plans.

With his professional career in post-secondary, Mr. Atlin was vice president, external at the University of Guelph, VP of strategy & college affairs at Seneca College; and assistant VP, government, community & institutional relations at the University of Toronto. He has a track record of finding solutions to complex problems and designing innovative plans and strategies. Prior to his post-secondary career, Mr. Atlin served as vice president, corporate affairs & corporate services at Credit Union Central of Ontario where he contributed to many provincial and national initiatives for credit unions and cooperatives.

Founded by Ms. Griffith in 2021, Griffith Group is a retained executive search firm focused on senior-level recruitment for academic, not-for-profit, and broader public organizations across Canada. The firm is committed to supporting, championing, and advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. Griffith Group is 100 percent owned by Ms. Griffith, who identifies in two equity-seeking categories, and is a certified diverse supplier company, through WBE Canada. WBE Canada certifies Canadian B2B businesses that are at least 51 percent owned, managed, and controlled by women. Griffith Group is also a member of the Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and a signatory of the BlackNorth Initiative, and of the federal government’s 50-30 Challenge.

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Jane Griffith, managing partner and founder, is a veteran search leader. She is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on hiring practices, with a specific focus on diversity and inclusion initiatives. She has spoken at conferences across Canada and at the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto. Prior to founding Griffith Group, she was a partner and national diversity leader with three national and global search firms. She also founded Griffith Research, with clients in Australia, Dubai, Canada, and the U.S.

Recent Expansion

Griffith Group recently expanded its presence with the opening of a new office in British Columbia. “This expansion marks a significant milestone in the firm’s growth and to its commitment to serving its clients with local expertise,” the search firm said. “The firm’s new office in British Columbia strategically positions the firm to expand on its offerings in the province.”

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“We are thrilled to further establish our presence in British Columbia,” said Ms. Griffith. “This expansion reflects our dedication to serving our Western Canadian clients with their evolving executive search needs, while fostering an expanded reach for the firm in British Columbia and Western Canada.”

“We look forward to deepening our relationships with clients and partners in British Columbia,” said Robin Noftall, principal at Griffith Group. “As a resident of British Columbia for over 16 years, both the firm and I are excited to collaborate, innovate, and contribute to placing highly qualified and diverse candidates in the province, thereby contributing to the prosperity of the region.”

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief and Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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