Dr. Pascal Bécotte leads the firm’s Canadian operations and co-leads the firm’s global Corporate Officers group, which includes the Finance, Human Resources, Operations & Supply Chain, Legal, Regulatory & Compliance and Corporate Affairs practices. Pascal is also a key member of the Healthcare and Industrial teams, where he advises clients across the globe on their overall talent strategy, particularly with respect to leadership assessment, succession planning and the recruitment of directors, CEOs and other senior executives. He splits his time between the Toronto and New York offices.
Pascal has more than 18 years of executive search experience, most recently with another leading global firm where he was Managing Partner for the Montreal office. Immediately prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Pascal worked for Target Canada, where he was Group Vice President for Stores and an Officer. Earlier in his career, he was President of a boutique recruiting and consulting firm that specialized in sales and marketing. Pascal began his career as National Sales Manager for a sportswear manufacturing company.
Pascal received his BS in engineering physics from the Royal Military College of Canada and was trained as an aerospace engineer with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He also earned his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in business administration from Athabasca University in Canada, where he focused his research and dissertation on CEO succession. Pascal speaks fluent French and English.