Newey & Co. Joins DHR Global
April 18, 2022 – Newey & Co., a Toronto-based search firm with expertise in Canadian financial services, has joined the Chicago-based executive search firm DHR Global platform. DHR said the partnership will strengthen the firm’s presence in the financial services sector in Canada and beyond. Founder Lisa Newey will join DHR as a partner with a focus on C-suite roles in the financial industry. She brings expertise in Canadian-based searches within asset management, investment banking, institutional sales/trading/research, wealth management, and alternative investments, along with regulatory compliance.
“We are pleased to welcome Lisa and Newey & Co. to DHR,” said Geoff Hoffmann, CEO of DHR Global. “With her passion and extensive, hands-on financial services industry experience, Lisa truly brings a valuable perspective. Her understanding of the complex nuances of the fast-paced financial services sector will be appreciated by top-quality candidates and DHR clients.”
A capital markets veteran with 15 years of institutional equity experience at leading global investment dealers, followed by more than a dozen years in Canadian financial services recruitment, Ms. Newey brings a unique depth of knowledge to her role. Under her leadership, Newey & Co. earned a reputation as a trusted advisor to clients. The firm was recently featured on both Hunt Scanlon’s 2021 Financial Sixty list of leading recruitment firms in financial services and its broader 2021 ranking of top recruiters in Canada.
“Like DHR, Newey & Co. has always been known as responsive, flexible, and creative problem solvers,” said Ms. Newey. “We now offer to clients’ local expertise based on 25-plus years immersed in the Canadian financial services market, overlaid with the resources and reach of a global top-10 firm. Our mutual commitment to high-touch service and long-term client relationships completes the picture.”
Global Search Firm
Since 1989, DHR Global has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly owned offices spanning the globe. The firm’s consultants specialize in all industries and functions, providing senior-level executive search, management assessment, and succession planning services tailored to the qualities and specifications of its client base.
DHR Global Launches Commercial Growth Practice
DHR Global has launched a commercial growth practice, designed to drive a company’s competitive edge through the delivery of transformational, growth-oriented leaders in revenue-focused roles across marketing, sales, and strategy. “At a time of unprecedented disruption, corporations across industries are challenged with uncovering innovative ways to create value and sustain growth in a changing business climate,” said the search firm.
DHR’s new practice was formed with the understanding that alignment of marketing, sales, and strategy is critical to an organization’s success. “A focus on revenue generation and transformation is always critical, but especially in the current economic environment,” said CEO Geoff Hoffmann. “Commercial growth roles are receiving even more attention by C-level decision makers as they prepare their businesses to meet current and future challenges, and we’re pleased to bring the high-impact leaders who can meet those challenges head on.”
DHR recently opened a new office in Montreal. Spearheading the expansion are Jonathan Plourde and John Gradek, who join the firm as DHR’s first Montreal-based partners. The new location helps to strengthen DHR’s global footprint and supports the firm’s expansion plans across Canada.
With over 10 years’ experience in the executive search industry, Mr. Plourde will establish and lead the new location. He specializes in the advanced technology sector. “I am very excited about the opportunity to join such an innovative global firm,” said Mr. Plourde. “DHR’s collaborative spirit between the partners will ultimately offer my clients more resources and access to the best talent available. I look forward to creating a successful office in Montreal and further strengthening DHR’s presence in Canada.”
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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media