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Executive Search

Every organization is unique -- its future plans, its culture, its values, its stage of growth, its performance.
Changing the leadership at the top of an organization or a department represents major change for everyone. Selecting the right leader at the right time and with the right mandate is a critical undertaking for Boards and CEOs.

At Bluenose & Company, we approach every search for senior leadership with a sense of privilege and responsibility.

Leadership Assessment

Leadership talent is the competitive edge for tomorrow's best companies!

At Bluenose & Company, we have been assessing senior leadership talent for many years. We have developed tools and processes to define "A-level" leadership profiles and evaluate senior executives against that profile for business acquisitions, mergers (before and after), human resource planning, succession planning, professional development, executive coaching and recruitment.

Board Services

Bluenose & Company - Executive Search, complemented by the expertise of a small network of seasoned professionals offers a full range of governance services with regards to:

  • Board Composition
  • Board Mandates
  • Board Development
  • Board Evaluation
  • Board Search (entire boards, chair, individual directors)

Transition Management

Succession planning is a proactive approach to leadership transition. Continuity of leadership keeps the momentum of business plans moving forward. This cannot happen without the ongoing stewardship of Boards and CEOs.

The succession plan is an excellent platform to guide a broad search for candidates. At Bluenose and Company, our process ensures that the best candidates possible are being considered. We guide the internal consultation process in order to ensure top-performing teams. This process includes some of the following:

  • Identifying existing leadership talent within the organization
  • Leadership assessment
  • Executive development programs
  • Executive coaching programs

Interim Executive

David Kinley is highly experienced in preparing clients and candidates for successful engagements. Understanding how to structure assignments and quickly prepare organizations for the successful transition is his specialty.

Our clients have used this service to:

  • Meet short-term goals and objectives
  • Deal with corporate restructuring, downsizing or right-sizing
  • Complete major projects
  • Deal with unexpected openings
  • Launch new products or services
  • Lead mergers and/or acquisitions
  • Challenge productivity
  • Close operations
  • Mentor young executives

Benefits include:

  • Greater operational flexibility in challenging times
  • Highly specialized talent
  • No long-term commitments
  • Ability to hire over-qualified talent
  • Reasonable costs
  • Controlled risk
  • Increased profitability
  • Immediate solutions/response

Bluenose & Company's pre-screening of the available marquee players that are in your market, and our experience in matching them to your needs can give you a competitive edge in a demanding market.

Diversity Training

We are proud to present diversity and inclusion training to individuals and organizations across Canada and the United States. Thousands of employees, volunteers, and individual citizens have completed Canadian & American Diversity Initiative courses. Click below to learn more.

Our online training is used by companies, non-profits, government agencies, and educational institutions across Canada/US, and several of our DEI courses have been adapted for workplaces in the United States and the EU/UK.