Royer Thompson Recruits CTO for Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

April 8, 2024 – After an extensive search that attracted interest from within Nova Scotia and across Canada, Royer Thompson has assisted in the recruitment of Gaëtan Boudreau P.Eng as the chief technology officer of Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia. “Attracting a leader of Gaëtan’s caliber is a big step forward, and I’m confident he will bring a new and much needed strategic IT vision and perspective that supports our work and the people we serve,” said Karen Adams, CEO, WCB Nova Scotia.

Mr. Boudreau P.Eng is a seasoned IT leader with extensive experience leading teams and organizations through transformative technological change. He has served in IT leadership roles at several major national and international businesses and organizations, including Fundserv, CIBC, BCE Emergis (now Telus Health), and the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal.

Mr. Boudreau P.Eng is joining the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia from CÉGEP Heritage College, a post-secondary education institution located in Western Québec. As information and systems technology director and chief information security officer, he was responsible for all aspects of the College’s IT strategy, leading the teams responsible for cyber security and digital transformation.

The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia is the province’s provider of workplace injury insurance. They inform and inspire Nova Scotians in the prevention of workplace injury, but when it occurs, they support those whose lives it touches, fostering a timely and safe return to work.

Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Royer Thompson is a full-service management and human resource consulting firm, focused on capturing the full potential of people in organizations by supporting: a shared sense of purpose, organizational design, recruiting and cultivating leadership, and fostering an innovative spirit. The firm said it supports organizations through structural change, alignment and delivery of strategy by “ensuring the right people are doing the right things at the right levels.”

For over 20 years, Royer Thompson has provided strategic advisory services in times of transformational change and has attracted and retained senior management professionals with depth in recruitment, leadership development and evaluation, governance-related services, organizational design, human resources planning, service delivery and career transition.

“Our clients and top talent know no geographic boundaries which makes it imperative for us to recruit, develop and foster executive leadership within a global context,” said Ms. West.

CTOs in High Demand

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum and executive search firms have been there to meet this demand. Here is an overview of some top firms working with organizations to fill their needs for technology executives from the Hunt Scanlon archives.

Chicago-headquartered executive search firm Lantern Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Greg Tracy as chief technology officer of Wondr Health in Dallas, TX. “We are pleased to announce that digital health industry veteran, Greg Tracy, has joined Wondr Health, where he will be responsible for leading the company’s product development and engineering efforts,” Lantern Partners said in a LinkedIn post. “We are excited to have an established health technology and innovation leader join our team at a time of great momentum and market expansion for the organization,” said Scott Paddock, CEO of Wondr Health. “Greg brings extensive experience leading technology and innovation teams that deliver transformative solutions to large employers and health plans.”

SPMB Executive Search, which helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has recruited Samir Kapoor as the new chief technology officer of NYSE-traded Arlo Technologies, Inc., a smart home security brand in San Jose, CA. The search was led by Sean Lucq and Lea Hagglund from SPMB’s engineering and product practice. “As Arlo looks forward to its next stage of growth, we are excited to welcome Samir into Arlo’s executive leadership as its new chief technology officer,” said Matthew McRae, CEO of Arlo. “Samir brings a proven track record of leading complex engineering organizations that bring together hardware, software, and services into a holistic, complete solution, and Samir is uniquely positioned to lean in and excel in this challenging role.”

Matt Mooney and Jake Espenlaub of ON Partners have helped to place Sathish Gaddipati as chief technology officer of Victory Live, a Clearlake Capital Group backed  technology platform. “I am honored for Sathish to join Victory Live as CTO,” said Sam Soni, founder of Victory Live. “Sathish is an experienced  executive that will help propel our engineering and product teams – and our company as a whole – to new levels of growth and sophistication.” Mr. Gaddipati brings technology leadership experience to Victory Live, having spent over 20 years designing and building distributed platforms, SaaS products, and data & analytics platforms across verticals that include media & entertainment, financial technology, and transportation, among others.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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