TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Carl Lovas, Canadian Chair of Odgers
Berndtson, announced today that the company is completing its move in
Canada to a centrally-owned and fully-integrated business, serving
clients in every region. This change is part of Odgers Berndtson's
worldwide strategy to provide clients with deeper sector expertise,
more integrated teams and a truly global approach to talent.
As a result of the company's move away from a regional ownership
structure, the current Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver offices will
remain independently owned and will no longer be part of Odgers
Berndtson. In addition to its existing offices, Odgers Berndtson is
opening a new Vancouver office this month, and will open additional
offices in 2014.
"Our new Vancouver office will focus on providing a global approach to
executive search in key sectors including education, healthcare, mining
and technology" said Mr. Lovas. Heading up the office will be Colleen
Keenan, a National Practice Leader for the Education Sector at Odgers
Berndtson who has spent a good portion of her career in Vancouver, and
who currently divides her time between the West Coast and Toronto.
Joining Colleen will be Rosario María Astuvilca, who leads Odgers
Berndtson's Mining Practice in Canada, and Elaine Grotefeld, formerly a
Director at the Australian firm, Braithwaite Steiner Pretty (BSP). BSP
was recently acquired by Odgers Berndtson, doubling the firm's
"We have been working towards a fully-integrated business in Canada for
some time, and are looking forward to kicking off the New Year with
this stage of our development completed," said Mr. Lovas. "We believe
this will result in a better, more seamless service for all of our
clients. Focusing more on building deep industry knowledge will ensure
that clients get the best team for their search, no matter where they
are located in Canada."
About Odgers Berndtson
Odgers Berndtson is a leading global executive search firm, committed to
providing an integrated approach to talent management. With offices in
30 countries worldwide, the firm specializes in recruiting and
assessing senior executives and board members in the private, public
and not-for-profit sectors across Canada, and internationally.
SOURCE: Odgers Berndtson Canada
For further information:
Jacqueline Foley, Chief Marketing Officer, Odgers Berndtson