Rives Dalley Hewitt serves as an advisor in DHR’s Toronto office. With more than 30 years in executive search and human resources consulting, she has a successful track record consulting with senior management teams in academia, financial services, pharmaceuticals, technology, energy, telecommunications, manufacturing, commercial real estate, transportation, media and consumer goods.
Prior to joining DHR International, Rives was vice president of business development with DBM Inc. for over six years in both Toronto and Atlanta, generating transition services with a wide range of new customers for DBM. In 1990, Rives founded The Dalley Hewitt Company, a talent acquisition and management firm that enabled domestic and international companies to find, retain and develop human capital for higher return on staff investment.
Prior to forming The Dalley Hewitt Company, she held management positions with Korn/Ferry International in Atlanta as well as Beech and Partners Limited, a leading Canadian executive search firm based in Toronto, where she was a founding member. She began her career at Stevenson & Kellogg, Limited in Canada. As a workplace authority, Rives is skilled at assessing individuals to understand their natural abilities and developing tailored Career Management Programs.
She is experienced at assessing overall organizational structure and redefining roles, responsibilities and job functions for organizational growth and success. Rives has a special interest in assisting women in higher education to advance their careers and is a featured speaker for Women in Higher Education. She is past President of Georgia Executive Women’s Network in Atlanta and past President of the Board of Directors of the Canadian American Society of the Southeastern United States.
She is on the Board of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and has affiliations with MIT Executive Forum, the International Alliance of Women, Human Resources Management Association, Employment Management Association, International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters, Inc., Georgia Executive Women’s Network and Technology Association of Georgia, and Junior League of Toronto.
Rives earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at York University and a Master of Business Administration degree at Georgia State University. She previous taught as an adjunct professor for the Department of Management, College of Business Administration at Georgia State University.
Her community service includes a major fundraising effort for youth at risk (PACT), Canadian Women’s Foundation, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and the Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic for Egleston Children’s Hospital at Emory University. She is a Warden of her church, Grace Church on-the-Hill.