Our Services

Over 20 years of experience have confirmed that no two executive searches are the same. This means a successful search requires a customized approach with the highest level of collaboration and personal service.

Early Consultation

We begin every executive search with a series of focused meetings to learn about your organization’s needs, goals and culture. After defining the ideal candidate we work with you to develop and implement an innovative strategy to find that individual.

Search Process

Building off of our clear understanding of your organization and industry, we use the reach of our entire team and global partner firms to identify a highly qualified short list of applicants from around the world. We keep you informed of our progress throughout and identify any necessary adjustments as we move forward.

Final Results

After successfully identifying a final list of candidates we perform all reference checks and assist with the candidate offer. We also make a point to follow-up with you and the candidates several months after the completion of the search because it is important to us that the placement is a long-term success.

Track Record

Over the past 20 years we have successfully placed senior executives in a wide variety of private, public and not-for-profit organizations around the country. We believe that it is our high level of personal service and collaboration along with our strong networks across Canada and beyond that has driven this success.

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