November 12, 2018 – Human capital management firm Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge (LHH Knightsbridge) has announced the expansion of its C-suite advisory services leadership team, including its International Center for Executive Options (ICEO) practice.
“LHH Knightsbridge has some of the best human capital talent in Canada,” said Jim Mitchell, the firm’s president. “The newest additions to our senior team bring global C-suite experience that strengthens our Canadian and international presence. The combination of ICEO, C-suite and board advisory services and executive search is unparalleled in the industry.”
Andrea Plotnick joins the Toronto-based firm as vice president for board and executive solutions. She has more than 25 years of experience in CEO and executive assessment and succession planning, leadership development, culture change, executive coaching and board effectiveness, said LHH Knightsbridge. In addition to providing advisory services at the C-suite and board level, Ms. Plotnick will lead the firm’s assessment and succession practice. She previously worked for Korn Ferry. She holds a doctorate in psychology.
Maureen Quinn was named senior vice president of ICEO, practice leader Canada. She is charged with leading the development and growth of the ICEO practice, which specializes in supporting leaders around the world with the firm’s career services offerings. Ms. Quinn has held senior executive positions at ManpowerGroup and Executive Interim Management, bringing extensive global experience in business development, operations and financial management. Most recently, she led U.S. operations and administration at Egon Zehnder.
Ms. Quinn will work in close collaboration with a dedicated team of ICEO peer advisors, including Tom E. S. Wright who recently joined the firm. Mr. Wright brings extensive experience and a successful track record, both nationally and internationally, as a business leader and sports executive. He formerly led Salomon North America and adidas Canada, among other organizations. He is a past commissioner of the Canadian Football League.
Robert Hosking joins LHH Knightsbridge as senior vice president, managing director of search practices. Building upon a 25-year career in senior leadership roles within the staffing industry, at Randstad USA and Robert Half International, Mr. Hosking will lead the growth of LHH Knightsbridge’s three search practices: executive search, executive interim management and recruitment solutions. In this role, he will focus on setting the strategic direction, optimally organizing and aligning resources and further expanding and supporting the firm’s C-suite of advisory services.
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Mark Wickware was named senior vice president of sales and marketing. Mr. Wickware is a pivotal addition to the senior leadership team, said the firm. He will co-lead the execution of LHH Knightsbridge’s growth strategy. Mr. Wickware brings a strong record of sales and sales leadership in diverse industries, including financial services, insurance, technology and oil & gas, supported by an ability to build long-term business relationships and high-performing global teams. Having worked across Canada and the U.S., his business experience with global companies aligns with the LHH Knightsbridge’s growth strategies and international investments.
LHH Knightsbridge offers talent and leadership development, career solutions and executive, interim and mid-level search services. The firm, which has nearly 400 offices in 60 countries, assists organizations in finding new talent, and helping their employees navigate change, become better leaders, develop their careers and transition into new jobs.
In 2015, the Adecco Group acquired Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, the market leader in Canada in career transition, talent and leadership development and recruitment services, and combined it with Adecco subsidiary Lee Hecht Harrison, the global leader in career transition and talent mobility.
“The combination of Lee Hecht Harrison and Knightsbridge establishes Lee Hecht Harrison as the market leader for human capital solutions in Canada and reinforces Lee Hecht Harrison’s leadership position in key markets around the world,” said Adecco at the time. “The acquisition also deepens the breadth of services available to both Knightsbridge and Lee Hecht Harrison clients globally.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media