November 13, 2019 – Toronto-based executive search and talent management solutions provider the Bedford Group has expanded its services with the addition of Val Cambre of Teal & Co. as its newest partner offering talent management solutions to the education sector in North America.
Ms. Cambre will lead the design of competitive strategies on talent identification, talent development and establishing a talent culture for optimizing education processes within the academy movement.
“Val has a deep knowledge and expertise in the unique set of talent issues that challenge the academy movement, which will be extremely valuable for our future clients in the education sector,” said Frank Galati, managing partner of the Bedford Consulting Group. “Our partnership with Val and Teal & Co. aligns with our core strategy in executive search and talent management at Bedford and can help provide private and independent academic clients with competitive insight into people and potential while creating the most effective systems for performance in education.”
Ms. Cambre brings 25 years of human resources experience to Bedford, having worked in some of the sector’s leading academic institutions including Appleby College, where she developed and led the talent strategy and HR department, governance relations and the operations side of the school as chief operations officer. Ms. Cambre developed a faculty performance management program, a 360- feedback program, a mentorship program and a mutual respect program that contributed to the recognition as a Top 100 Employer in Canada in 2007 and 2008.
In 2017, Ms. Cambre founded Teal & Co., which partners with individuals and organizations to explore and unlock their potential. “We believe that even in large organizations, it is individual people and the teams they are a part of that drive innovation and success,” she said. “By making teams stronger, we make organizations stronger.”
“Val has designed holistic operational models and organizational structures for some of the highest-performing institutions within the education sector in North America,” said Howard Pezim, co-managing director of the Bedford Consulting Group and Toronto partner TRANSEARCH International. “Bedford is thrilled to have Val on board as a partner in developing organizational capabilities and level of leadership talent the academy movement demands.”
The Bedford Group is one of Canada’s largest privately-held executive search and talent advisory firms. 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.
Just recently, the Bedford Group and SalesChoice Inc., a provider of AI predictive and prescriptive sales, and marketing analytics cloud solutions, entered into a strategic alliance to help advance AI skills development and leadership capabilities as well as acquisition and retention of executive AI leadership talent. SalesChoice has recently partnered with the Forbes Business and Technology School to advance an online university-level certificate program to accelerate skills development in AI. SalesChoice will extend this offer to the Bedford Group’s clients and offer new AI modernization working sessions to board directors, CEOs, and CHROs via the firm’s executive roundtables.
“There is no question that AI, block chain, Big Data and digital transformation are top of mind for most leaders who want to remain competitive in the future,” said Bedford Group. “Our alliance with SalesChoice Inc. will help our clients address these new business challenges through targeted learning and talent management solutions. We are now in the best-possible position for enabling our clients to take advantage of rapidly evolving business opportunities.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media