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Barb Schimnowsky

Barb Schimnowsky is a Partner and a leader of WATSON’s Board Director and Executive Search practice, bringing over 25 years experience in executive search and the human resources field. As a Certified Management Consultant and Family Enterprise Advisor, she has earned an industry-wide reputation for identifying and recruiting senior executives. Barb delivers a personal service to every Director, Chair and executive search and has an uncanny ability to place the perfect match with clients.

Having spent an enriching 20-year stint with KPMG where she provided executive search and human resource consulting services, Barb has refined the rare balance between the art and science of search. Over the course of her career, Barb has successfully completed countless recruitment assignments, placing talented candidates in a variety of senior management and executive positions across sectors and functions. Her focus on truly understanding each client’s unique needs and their business, leads many clients to simply see Barb as part of their team.

When she’s not working directly with clients, Barb is passionate about progressing the human resources discipline and regularly contributes to publications and groups in the executive search and HR sector.

Barb is a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, Family Enterprise XChange, and the BC Human Resources Management Association. She is also a Board Member of the Abbotsford Police Department and past Board Member of KidSport Abbotsford, 2004 BC Summer Games, Pacific Sport Fraser Valley, and trustee of the Surrey Library Board. In addition, she has twice been recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Abbotsford.


Barb Schimnowsky

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