The Bedford Consulting Group Transearch Recruits CEO for Alimentiv

January 17, 2024 – Darren Raycroft and Howard Pezim of The Bedford Consulting Group Transearch have assisted in the recruitment of Pierre Gaudreault as the new CEO of Alimentiv Inc. in Ontario, Canada. This announcement follows a comprehensive international CEO search conducted by the board of directors. “We are thrilled to welcome Pierre as our new CEO. His extensive experience, strategic vision, and commitment to relationships, diversity, and inclusion align seamlessly with Alimentiv’s values,” said Jennifer Roedding, chairperson of the Alimentiv board of directors. “Pierre’s wealth of experience will be invaluable to the organization’s strategic vision and continued growth. We look forward to achieving continued success under his leadership.”

Mr. Gaudreault brings a wealth of experience, with over 25 years of executive expertise managing businesses in Canada, Europe, and Asia. His background includes international leadership roles in diverse commercial organizations, spearheading go-to-market model transformations, and driving transformation and growth. Mr. Gaudreault is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion, building relationships, and promoting leadership development. Before joining Alimentiv, his most recent position was president of Asia region and China at Pfizer Biopharmaceutical Group. Mr. Gaudreault spent majority of his career at Pfizer, where he held international roles such as chief marketing officer, China, and president, Japan.

“Mr. Gaudreault’s experience, coupled with a commitment to a people-first approach, aligns with the culture and values that are integral to Alimentiv,” the company said. “Pierre is well-positioned to build upon the solid foundation established by the leaders who preceded him.”

“While meeting with the executives and board of directors, I have admired how the entire company has been behind the mission to transform human health with values focused on people,” said Mr. Gaudreault. “I truly believe in teamwork and that together, as a collective group, we can achieve tremendous results. I look forward to what we can accomplish together.”

Alimentiv is a global gastroenterology-focused contract research organization (CRO) providing clinical trials, central image management, precision medicine, statistics, and laboratory services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The company employs more than 500 people across its operations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

Serving Canada

The Bedford Consulting Group, led by co-founders and brothers Steven Pezim and Howard Pezim, is a privately held executive search and talent advisory firm. Its services span the spectrum of talent management, including leadership assessment, coaching and development, and compensation advisory, as well as executive, managerial and senior technical recruitment. Established in 1979, the Bedford Group has three offices in Canada: Toronto, Oakville (Ontario), and Vancouver, all of which consult with clients throughout North America and globally.

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Mr. Raycroft brings 15+ years of executive search and strategic consulting experience, where his work has been focused on clients in the specialty areas of life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Canada. Prior to joining The Bedford Consulting Group Transearch in 2008, Mr. Raycroft spent time with an international executive search firm and started his career with a boutique healthcare consulting firm.

Mr. Pezim is co-founder and managing director of Bedford. For over 30 years, his areas of specialization have included retail, consumer products, financial services and life sciences. Previously, Mr. Pezim managed a recruiting firm in the Toronto area. His current customer base includes a composite of multinational and privately held organizations and he has completed a broad range of C-level assignments for those clients.

Past Search

The Bedford Consulting Group recently placed Lisa Matar as CEO of BioScript Solutions. “We’re thrilled to [welcome] Lisa Matar as the first CEO at BioScript Solutions,” said David Ford, co-founder of BioScript Solutions. “Lisa brings over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, holding many unique roles and gaining invaluable expertise along her journey. Most importantly, Lisa is an incredibly engaging and charismatic leader whose passion for patients and building incredible teams is palpable and contagious.”

“Through Lisa’s illustrious career, she has demonstrated her ability to leverage innovation and transform businesses while building very successful teams through several challenging transformational mandates, across multiple continents,” said Andrew Steeves, co-founder of BioScript Solutions. “This experience will be invaluable to BioScript into the future as we continue to optimize the specialty patient experience in Canada.”

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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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