Our Approach

Every executive search is different but they all start with us listening to you, so that we clearly understand your business’ needs, goals and culture. Armed with a full appreciation of your organization’s core values we work collaboratively with your executive team and partners to define the ideal candidate. This upfront investment leads to a more focused and successful search no matter how unique the case.

Throughout the search process we keep you informed of our progress and involve you every step of the way. We delve deeply into our local and global networks to ensure no stone remains unturned for the perfect candidates. From first contact, every candidate is treated with the utmost respect and discretion. We also stay committed to providing every individual with fair and equitable consideration.

In the end, finding the right person for an executive position is a balance of experience, due diligence and intuition. Our overwhelming success rate is a testament to our ability to do just that, while effectively leveraging our global reach and innovative search techniques.

Engaging PFM Executive Search to recruit my successor was one of our best moves in recent years. Each of your team members are professional, you know the business extremely well, your guidance was outstanding, and you were very generous with your time. Never did we feel rushed in making decisions or hesitate in placing “one more call to you” for advice. We here at Durwest are heading into this next chapter with confidence that our new President will maintain the reputation that our company has built and will take us to the next level. Thank you and certainly where the opportunity presents itself, we will be recommending your firm!

Darcy Kray
Principal, Durwest Construction

The Credit Counselling Society engaged PFM to search for a successor to our founding CEO. PFM’s approach was very thorough, from the initial outreach, to the screening and progress reports, and the final reference checks. We were impressed with the quality of candidates presented at each stage of the process, and appreciated their hands on partnership approach to a most critical decision for our organization”

Jennifer Sondergaard
Board Member , Credit Counselling Society

It was a pleasure working with the PFM team and we are grateful for how professionally and expertly you managed and guided the CEO recruitment process for us. You made a tough job so much easier and we are quite thrilled with the outcome. Thank you again. 

Colleen Nyce
Board Chair, Northern Health

Thank you for shepherding us through the whole process using such a considered and inclusive approach. I think I speak for us all in saying we felt we were in control of our own destiny as it were, but very well supported with sage advice, some challenging thoughts and excellent coordination of all aspects of the search process. We were really happy with everyone at PFM, the level of candidates you managed to attract and ultimately, the final result.

I’m sure you have many, very worthwhile organizations that you help on an ongoing basis, but we do appreciate you taking the time to carefully consider work on our search, and thinking of our specific requirements and situation. I’m sure our new CEO will go on to create a lot of positive change within Brightside and we will keep you up to date with how things progress.

Greg Tooke
Former Board Chair, Brightside Community Homes Foundation

New Clients

We’re always on the look out for new clients who share our values. To begin a new executive search, feel free to call us directly or simply submit a request for proposal below.

Request for proposal