Osprey Executive Search Joins AltoPartners

September 30, 2019 – Executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas.

AltoPartners, an international partnership of independent executive search firms and leadership consultants, has expanded its global footprint through the addition of Toronto-based Osprey Executive Search. The firm is headed by Keith Labbett and covers Eastern Canada.

Using a bespoke selection and due diligence process, Osprey Executive Search helps clients recruit board members, directors, managers and senior specialists across all key industries. The team has worked across multiple industry sectors, with deep expertise in real estate, infrastructure, natural resources, private equity, board searches and executive leadership teams.

“In addition to our new member firm in Toronto, AltoPartners already has a Canadian presence through Kevin Hall and the team from Bluestone Leadership Consulting / AltoPartners Calgary,” AltoPartners said. “The addition of Toronto to the global alliance expands the footprint to 55 offices across 34 countries, with AltoPartners in Canada being represented jointly by Keith Labbett and Kevin Hall.”

“We are ecstatic about joining this fabulous alliance,” said Mr, Labbett, founder and managing partner of Osprey Executive Search. “It allows Osprey Executive Search to service our clients on their terms, while joining with the very best in the Executive Search industry to service our clients internationally.”

“We are pleased to welcome Keith and his team as our strong partner in Canada, bolstering our coverage across complementary sectors and industries,” said Mr. Hall, who serves as AltoPartners Canada managing partner. “Keith complements our well-established presence and will further provide deep local candidate and market insights.”


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“We have been strategically growing the AltoPartners international alliance through the addition of high quality, local firms that will provide our clients with seamless cross-border and cross-cultural expertise and service,” said Stephen Dallamore, AltoPartners global chairman. “We are delighted to welcome Keith and the team from Osprey Executive Search to our global alliance.”

AltoPartners maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

Toronto Economy

Toronto is an international center for business and finance. Generally considered the financial capital of Canada, Toronto has a high concentration of banks and brokerage firms on Bay Street, in the Financial District. The Toronto Stock Exchange is the world’s seventh-largest stock exchange by market capitalization. The five largest financial institutions of Canada, collectively known as the Big Five, have national offices in Toronto.

The city is an important center for the media, publishing, telecommunication, information technology and film production industries; it is home to Bell Media, Rogers Communications, and Torstar. Other prominent Canadian corporations in the Greater Toronto area include Magna International, Celestica, Manulife, Sun Life Financial, the Hudson’s Bay Co., and major hotel companies and operators, such as Four Seasons Hotels and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts.

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

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