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We are a quietly competent boutique search firm that helps our clients with specific searches including:

  • public company director searches
  • private company advisory board searches
  • public sector and not for profit director searches
  • CEO and executive searches
  • corporate secretary and general counsel searches
  • other governance related searches.

Most of our searches are confidential and are not advertised.

Current Advertised Searches

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board - Chief Executive Officer

Established in 1921, our client is a not-for-profit member-based organization that represents over 3,500 real estate professionals. Boasting a voice that’s respected both provincially and nationally within its sector, FVREB is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization in reimagining the content and delivery of its programs and services to strengthen the organization’s identity and competitive advantage, and to support members in their pursuit of professional excellence. The Chief Executive Officer will be politically savvy, have excellent communication skills, and be a progressive leader who thrives on coaching and mentoring others while executing the broad objectives of the organization. If you possess 10+ years of experience as the leader of a similarly sized organization, senior-level experience working with a board of directors and a strong understanding of governance we would like to hear from you

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.


Confidential Company - Vice President, Sales

Our client is rapidly expanding across all channels in Canada and the US and is seeking a Vice President, Sales that can build and grow the company’s brands while expanding and overseeing a sales team to meet the company’s aggressive growth targets. The Vice President Sales will be expected to excel in a high-paced, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment and have senior-level sales experience and a demonstrated belief in the natural food category. If you have experience successfully growing sales in the US and Canadian markets, possess excellent interpersonal skills, a proven leadership capability and possess a highly collaborative workstyle then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.


PHANTOM Screens - Chief Financial Officer

Our client, a privately-held company that recently celebrated 25 years in business, is recognized as the leading brand of retractable screens in North America. It has a solid distributor network through North America, as well as in Mexico, Australia and the UK, and is poised to achieve significant growth through existing and new business lines. The company is seeking a high-energy, entrepreneurial Chief Financial Officer to elevate the finance function and support its goal to grow profitably and dominate the installed retractable screen market in North America. If you possess an accounting designation plus a solid understanding of costing and LEAN manufacturing, along with 10+ years of progressively senior experience, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

 


Silver Hills - Director, Marketing & Communications

Our client focuses on inspiring healthier living through healthier choices. Family-owned and operated, Silver Hills manufactures and markets two brands – Silver Hills Bakery and Little Northern Bakehouse. The company specializes in healthy, sprouted, gluten-free and organic products and believes lifestyle and nutrition are significant factors to peoples’ happiness. Currently experiencing rapid expansion across all channels in Canada and the US, Silver Hills is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Director, Marketing & Communications to join its team and help it grow its two brands within the natural food category. If you possess 10+ years in a communications leadership role, including 3+ years’ digital experience, and can demonstrate a love for healthy food then we would love to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here


Ames Tile & Stone - Chief Financial Officer

Our client is a family-owned company recognized for its customer service and commitment to its employees, business partners and the communities in which it operates. Founded in 1912, Ames Tile & Stone has grown to become a leader in the tile and stone industry across western Canada, operating as both a wholesale distributor and retailer. The company is seeking a strategically-oriented CFO to be a key business partner to the CEO and to direct, coordinate and facilitate the company’s financial reporting, business planning, forecasting and financial analysis. If you possess an accounting designation and 5+ years of progressive financial leadership experience in a distribution or retail environment then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.


BC Tweed Joint Venture - Director of Human Resources

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Our client is a joint venture between Canopy Growth Corporation, a world-leading diversified cannabis company trading on the TSX, and a second-generation family business established in 1985 that has grown to become one of the largest producers of greenhouse bell peppers in North America. Founded in 2017, BC Tweed Joint Venture is in the process of converting over 3 million square feet of greenhouses located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia into the production of cannabis. BC Tweed Joint Venture is seeking a strategic and tactical Director of Human Resources to conceptualize, develop, lead and execute all HR-related services, programs and policies. If you possess 10+ years of human resource generalist experience, ideally with 5+ years at the senior leadership level, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.


Remcan - VP, Operations & Finance

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Our client is a full-service contractor for the railway industry providing maintenance and construction services to key clients nationwide including CN Rail, CP Rail and Via. Established in 2007, it has grown to become the leading Class I service provider in its industry. Remcan is seeking a strategically-focused and hands-on Vice President, Operations & Finance to help it define and achieve its overall growth strategy and provide leadership within a purposefully lean environment. If you possess 7+ years of progressively senior leadership experience gained within an industrial environment and can demonstrate strong exposure to operations and finance then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.


SunSelect Produce Inc. - Vice President, Finance

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Our client is a second-generation family-owned and operated business that has grown to become one of North America’s largest producers of greenhouse bell peppers. With expanding operations in Delta, Aldergrove and California, and having recently begun to diversify its crops, SunSelect Produce Inc. is seeking a strategically-oriented and entrepreneurially-minded Vice President, Finance to help it define its overall growth strategy and act as a trusted advisor to the CEO. If you possess a designation in accounting and 7+ years of progressive financial leadership experience, preferably in the food processing, distribution or manufacturing sectors, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.


Technical Safety BC - Board Directors (3 positions)

Update: Search successfully completed, positions have been filled!

Technical Safety BC (the new operating name for BC Safety Authority) is an independent, self-funded organization mandated to oversee the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across the province. In addition to issuing permits, licences and certificates, it works with industry to reduce safety risks through assessment, education and outreach, enforcement, and research. If you feel you have the necessary competencies and experience to help Technical Safety BC inspire safety excellence then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.


British Columbia Real Estate Association - CEO

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Our client is a not-for-profit member-based organization that represents 11 real estate boards across BC and their more than 21,000 REALTORS, collectively known as Organized Real Estate in BC. With its core purpose being to ensure the continued value of REALTORS in BC, BCREA is seeking to recruit a CEO on contract who can manage the organization through a period of significant change and facilitate discussions that will lead to a consensus on the future direction of the Association. If you possess 10+ years of experience leading an organization, ideally within an association or not-for-profit context, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.


Rossdown Group of Companies - Director of Human Resources

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Our client is a fourth-generation, family-run, fully integrated company consisting of poultry farming operations, processing plants, and a cold storage/warehouse facility. Located in BC’s Fraser Valley, Rossdown Group of Companies is seeking an experienced and strategic Director of Human Resources to strengthen its Human Resources function and support a profitable and values-centered business operation. If you possess 10+ years of human resource generalist experience, ideally with 5+ years at the senior leadership level, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.


Vibrant Health Products - Vice President, Marketing

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Our client focuses on inspiring healthier living through healthier choices. Specializing in healthy, sprouted, gluten-free and organic products, this family-owned and operated company manufactures and markets three brands: Silver Hills Bakery, One Degree Organic Foods, and Little Northern Bakehouse. Currently experiencing rapid expansion across all channels in Canada and the US, Vibrant Health Products is seeking a Vice President, Marketing to join its growing team. If you possess senior-level CPG marketing experience, preferably within the natural and/or organic food sector, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.


University Neighbourhoods Association - Executive Director

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Our client approximates a municipal council for UBC’s residential neighbourhoods. With a mandate to provide municipal-like services to local neighbourhoods around UBC’s campus and to support the growth and sustainability of the community, UNA is seeking to recruit an Executive Director to lead it through its next phase of growth which will see it grow from 5 neighbourhoods and 12,000 residents to 7 neighbourhoods and 24,000 residents by 2041. If you possess strong governance knowledge and display sound financial acumen and administrative skills then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.


Trial Lawyers Association of BC - Executive Director

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Our client is a non-profit society and service organization for trial lawyers in BC. With a mission to support and promote the rights of individuals in British Columbia, it boasts over 1400 voluntary members and possesses a strong advocacy voice that ensures individuals have a fair chance of receiving justice through the legal system. With its current Executive Director on leave and possibly not returning, TLABC is seeking to recruit an Executive Director on contract with a real possibility that the appointment will lead to a permanent role. If you have senior-level experience working within the field of member association management then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.


Houle Electric - President & CEO

Update: Search successfully completed, position has been filled!

Our client is an award-winning, industry-leading, employee-owned electrical contractor and systems integrator with offices located all throughout B.C. Poised for significant growth, they are seeking a leader who can design a growth strategy that will take advantage of Houle’s position as the only electrical contractor in B.C. that can also act as an integrator. If you have experience leading a large company or division within construction or a similar sector then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.


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