CALGARY, June 6, 2011 /CNW/ - It is clear that the recent economic
recession has not reduced Alberta's emerging labour crisis. Recent
media reports indicate that Alberta is facing a serious labour
shortfall of more than 77,000 workers over the next 10 years. The
combination of a rapidly recovering Alberta economy and a large number
of skilled workers retiring, will significantly impact all business in
the province. Now more than ever, Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions
knows it is critical that organizations have plans in place to provide
a balanced focus on recruitment, employee development and retention.
That is why Knightsbridge has invested in bringing together a team of
Alberta's leading human capital and executive search professionals.
Joining the company's Executive Search practice is: Mark Hopkins, Managing Partner; Simon Vincent, Partner; Denise Gilroy, Partner; and Catherine LeBlanc, Principal. Knightsbridge will continue to announce key additions to this
team in the months to come. Based in Calgary, and integrated with
Knightsbridge's Leadership and Career Solutions practices, these
individuals will establish Knightsbridge as a key player in Alberta's
executive search market, and strengthen its position as one of
Alberta's foremost strategic human capital solution partners.
"We are thrilled to have these highly accomplished executive search
professionals join the Knightsbridge team in Calgary" said David Shaw,
Founder and CEO of Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions. "Their
arrival is a pivotal part of Knightsbridge's western growth strategy to
invest heavily in building out our integrated human capital solution
business model across Canada. All four bring strong long-term ties and
a deep understanding of Alberta's business environment and community
and have the business experience and expertise needed to best serve our
clients", continued Shaw.
"From a human capital perspective, this is a critical time for Alberta",
said Mark Hopkins, Managing Partner. "We believe that companies must
effectively manage the "leadership gap" being created as an ageing
workforce retires in ever increasing numbers", continued Hopkins. "At
the same time we are seeing rapidly increasing activity levels,
increased technical and commercial demands, and a significant shortage
of specialist technical skills. We are ready and looking forward to
helping energy and technology companies effectively manage their talent
Knightsbridge's Calgary team will focus on helping companies recruit and
develop internal leadership for roles at the board, executive and
senior management levels in the Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities,
Professional Services, Transportation, Environment, and Technology
sectors. The team will also leverage Knightsbridge's strategic
partnership with Amrop, a global executive search network with 86
offices in 54 countries.
Mark Hopkins joins Amrop Knightsbridge as Managing Partner of the Calgary Executive
Search practice. Mark has extensive executive search and human capital
consulting experience. He spent almost ten years with Conroy Ross
Partners, one of Calgary's largest executive search firms where as
Partner he led a successful practice focused on the Oil & Gas,
Construction, and NFP sectors. Prior to Conroy Ross, Mark worked for
both Right Management and Towers Perrin, after holding senior HR
positions at Home Oil Company Ltd. Mark is a graduate of the
University of Alberta, and the Management Development Program at the
University of Western Ontario.
Mark can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simon Vincent joins Amrop Knightsbridge as Partner. Simon will be responsible for
leveraging his extensive executive experience and relationships across
a variety of functional areas and sectors to generate and deliver new
Simon is an accomplished executive with 30 years of experience in
Marketing, Sales, Operations, Total Quality Management and Human
Resources, in the telecommunications, electronics, international
consulting, not for profit (NFP) and energy sectors. Simon had a
distinguished career with TELUS Corporation for close to 20 years,
across a variety of executive positions and functions, including his
role as Senior Vice President, Business Marketing. He is active in the
Calgary community, including being the 2010 Chair of the Calgary
Chamber of Commerce and a Board Director for Innovate Calgary. He is a
graduate of Queens University and the University of Calgary.
Simon can be reached at email@example.com.
Denise Gilroy joins Amrop Knightsbridge as Partner. Denise will focus on finance and
corporate services functional roles leveraging her extensive finance
and professional services experience.
Denise has 16 years of professional services and executive search
experience. She was formerly the Assurance, Western Canada Business
Development Leader with Ernst & Young where she developed an extensive
relationship base with the directors and senior executives within the
Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Professional Services and
Transportation sectors. Prior to Ernst & Young Denise held leadership
roles with Deloitte, Xerox and Korn Ferry International. Denise is a
graduate of McMaster University.
Denise can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catherine LeBlanc joins Amrop Knightsbridge as Principal. Catherine will be responsible
for leveraging her extensive executive search experience and
relationships within the Oil & Gas, Financial, and Professional
Catherine brings over 15 years of experience as an Executive Search
professional with both Conroy Ross Partners where she was Principal,
and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. She has successfully recruited many roles
at the executive, senior management, and senior technical levels, and
has built a number of technical and leadership teams for clients in
Technology, and all sectors of the Oil and Gas industry.
Catherine can be reached at email@example.com
About Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions
Knightsbridge works with organizations to help them seamlessly execute
their strategy through people. Teams of experienced specialists in
Leadership & Talent Development, Executive Search & Recruitment, Career
Development & Transition, and Workforce Management provide integrated
solutions to deliver on your human capital needs. Knightsbridge has the
people and services you need when you need stronger people.
Knightsbridge is Canada's fastest growing human capital company, with 26
offices and 250 employees across Canada, the U.S and the U.K.,
including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, as well as
Halifax, Moncton, and St. John's through our strategic alliance with
Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette. We serve our clients globally through
strategic alliances with Lee Hecht Harrison for career transition
services and Amrop for global executive search.
SOURCE Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions
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