July 28, 2020 – Naomi Titleman Colla, the founder of Collaborativity, a consultancy focused on driving progressive talent strategy to improve collaboration, productivity and performance, has joined the strategic advisory board of Toronto-based executive search and talent management solutions provider Bedford Consulting Group.
“We are very excited to have Naomi join our advisory board to provide her insights and guidance on the ever-evolving new world of work,” said Steven Pezim, managing director of Bedford Consulting Group. “Naomi has an impeccable track record collaborating with senior executives and boards of directors to develop and implement creative strategies that maximize employee engagement and drive business impact. We look forward to her sharing her talent, knowledge and counsel at Bedford.”
Ms. Titleman Colla brings 20 years of professional experience and is a recognized authority on the new world of work, women in leadership, the gig economy and employee experience. In addition to Collaborativity, she is the co-founder of future foHRward, a leading-edge platform for the HR community. A former Amex Canada CHRO and the 2016 winner of the Canadian HR Leader of the Year Award, Ms. Titleman Colla also writes a monthly column for the Globe and Mail about the people implications of to the new world of work. She previously spent 10 years consulting for Deloitte.
“There is no playbook to navigate the new world of work in which we currently live,” said Ms. Titleman Colla. “Executive talent in the current environment needs to have not only deep technical expertise, but also exceptional ‘human’ leadership skills and a growth mindset.”
“Having worked in a large consulting firm, been a CHRO and now advising executives and HR leaders, I have a broad holistic perspective and I am excited to leverage my breadth of experience to benefit Bedford,” she said.
The Bedford Consulting Group is one of Canada’s largest privately-held executive search and talent advisory firms. Its services span the spectrum of talent management, including leadership assessment, coaching and development, and compensation advisory, as well as executive, managerial and senior technical recruitment. Established in 1979, the Bedford Group has three offices in Canada: Toronto, Oakville (Ontario) and Vancouver, all of which consult with clients throughout North America and globally.
In April, the firm added Val Cambre of Teal & Co. as the firm’s newest partner. Ms. Cambre will lead the design of competitive strategies on talent identification, talent development and establishing a talent culture for optimizing education processes within the academy movement. “Val has a deep knowledge and expertise in the unique set of talent issues that challenge the academy movement, which will be extremely valuable for our future clients in the education sector,” said Frank Galati, managing partner, The Bedford Consulting Group. “Our partnership with Val and Teal & Co. aligns with our core strategy in executive search and talent management at Bedford and can help provide private and independent academic clients with competitive insight into people and potential while creating the most effective systems for performance in education.”
In March, Bedford Consulting Group 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 a strategic advisor, assisting Bedford in our executive search assignments to bring the best, brightest and right talent to leading nuclear power companies and affiliated suppliers.” Bedford’s leadership team is also excited to leverage Mr. Rowley’s vast industry contacts and knowledge. “We welcome Ian to Bedford and look forward to working together,” said Frank Galati, managing partner of Bedford’s resource practice.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media