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 stakeholders 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.

We recently retained PFM Executive Search to replace our retiring VP of Human Resources. Throughout the search process, it was evident that PFM knew the market very well providing us with an extensive, high quality list of candidates. In addition, PFM provided strategic level support by working with us to identify the candidate that was not only well-qualified but could provide senior leadership consistent with Vancity’s values.

Tamara Vrooman
Chief Executive Officer, Vancity Credit Union

It was a pleasure to work closely with the PFM Team on our search! Each member contributed wonderful value to the process – they were strategic, responsive, detailed, articulate and smart.  I am grateful for their many contributions and the successful hire was fantastic!

Jane Hutton
Selection Committee Chair for the Vice President, External Relations & Communications, The University of British Columbia

We at Modo appreciate PFM’s help in helping us find a new CEO. PFM recognized our needs and the unique elements of our search. They balanced unbiased information with professional insights and advice and were responsive and detailed. We would absolutely work with PFM again!

William Azaroff
Search Committee Chair for the Chief Executive Officer, Modo

PFM is a team of professionals that superbly match the need of the employing organization with correct quality candidates. PFM works very closely with the client making the important process of hiring the right executive comfortable for all participants. PFM is an organization that proves they should be utilized.

Wynne Powell
Board Chair, Provincial Health Services Authority

Just a quick note to express my sincere appreciation for the successful recruit of our new VP. Your diligence to understand our needs and what the new organization needed really impressed me and gave me great confidence that if this person existed, you would find them. We are very excited with our candidate and can’t thank you enough for a wonderful experience and a tremendous outcome.

Randy Bertsch
President, Island Savings

PFM’s greatest strength is their ability to listen to many stakeholders and to gain a full appreciation of the culture and the leadership needs of an organization.  It isn’t about completing a search but rather being fully invested in the process and finding the best candidate. PFM is there every step of the way and I can’t thank them enough for their professionalism and expertise.

Susan Ewanick
National Chair, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

I’d like to thank you for conducting such an excellent search to position and fill this challenging and unique role. I believe the panel was quite surprised by the comprehensiveness and diversity of the list of potential candidates… PFM certainly helped us see new opportunities and adeptly managed us through a fairly complicated process.

Marsha Walden
Chief Executive Officer, Destination BC

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