Our Clients

We hold our clients in the highest regard and we think the feeling is mutual. Here is what several clients from a wide variety of industries have to say about their experience collaborating with us.


Tamara Vrooman
Chief Executive Officer
Vancity Credit Union

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.

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

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!

William Azaroff
Search Committee Chair for the Chief Executive Officer

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!

Wynne Powell
Board Chair
Provincial Health Services Authority

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.

David Howe
CFO Selection Committee Chair
Capital Regional District

The professional and compassionate approach taken by all of the PFM staff members was appreciated by our Selection Committee.  The courteous service made the Committee’s work more enjoyable and productive.  As Chair, I would recommend your firm whenever requested.

Randy Bertsch
Island Savings

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.

Mark Reder
Chair of the Board
Metro Vancouver Transit Police

PFM approached our search assignment with the highest degree of professionalism and commitment, and executed it flawlessly through each stage of the process: conception, recruitment, interviews and the offer of employment.  PFM managed our interests well, demonstrated an understanding of our organization, and combined all of this with their keen knowledge of the talent available.  The end result was a high quality individual to lead our organization.

Susan Ewanick
National Chair
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

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.

Marsha Walden
Chief Executive Officer
Destination BC

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.

Michael Smith
District of West Vancouver

PFM completed the CAO search for our District and given the firm’s extensive work in local government and their previous search work with us, we were confident they would create a fair, open and transparent process that included the involvement of various stakeholders.  The process was thorough and in the end, gave Council clear choice with several well qualified candidates.

Lawrence Sauder
Sauder Industries

Your firm brings outside the box candidates and your approach is personal which is important to me.

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.

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