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Westview Executive Search Merges with WATSON Advisors Inc.

May 23, 2017

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Abbotsford BCBarb Schimnowsky is pleased to announce the merger of Westview Executive Search Ltd. and WATSON Advisors Inc. As part of WATSON, Barb will lead the Executive Search practice, and focus on expanding and strengthening WATSON’s search presence in the market place.

WATSON has an excellent reputation and we share the same values and philosophy toward client satisfaction.  I’m excited to be leading a high performing team and bringing my clients into the fold.      

Schimnowsky is a Certified Management Consultant and Family Enterprise Advisor with almost 30 years of experience in executive search and recruitment. Joining WATSON brings a new level of service and expertise to both Westview and WATSON clients, who will benefit from the experience of the larger WATSON search team, while also having access to WATSON’s national network and deep governance expertise.

WATSON is the leading governance consulting and director recruitment firm based in BC. Based on the foundational belief that high caliber leaders and sound approach to governance helps organizations perform better, WATSON provides governance and recruitment advice to organizations across all industry sectors. Since founding the firm in 2005, the WATSON team has helped hundreds of organizations establish and improve their approach to governance and connect value-added directors.

WATSON has a solid track record of successfully recruiting CEOs, Directors, and Advisory Board members for its client base that include public companies, private companies, public sector entities and large non-profits. Other lines of business offered by WATSON include governance consulting, corporate secretary services, board and director evaluation, CEO Performance and governance education. For more information please visit

Merging Westview with WATSON will increase capacity to meet the needs of its diverse client base.

Barb will maintain a presence in the Fraser Valley and Vancouver and current WestView Executive Search Ltd. clients can expect continuity as the transition moves forward.