Odgers Berndtson Strengthens Canadian Business with Move to Centrally-owned Business Model

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 Asia-Pacific presence.

"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

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