Canada’s largest credit union and recognized as one of North America’s top employers has selected a new Vice President, Human Resources after a national recruitment process by PFM Executive Search.
Caroline Schein assumes the VP, HR role with Vancity, a values-based financial institution serving the needs of its more than 523,000 member-owners. With $25.6 billion in assets plus assets under administration, Vancity is Canada’s largest community credit union. Vancity uses its assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Vancity noted Caroline comes to the organization with a strong background in learning, operational strategy and talent development. Most recently Caroline held the role of VP People & Operational Development for Boston Pizza International where she successfully led a team to deliver on designing programs and practices that engaged a workforce consisting of over 380 retail locations.
In welcoming Caroline to the team, Vancity said “…Caroline’s personal mantra is to go in 100% and learn along the way, so she will bring a lot of positive energy…we are confident she will be a great addition to the Vancity leadership team”.
PFM Executive Search worked with the executive of Vancity on this national search process with a strong focus on ensuring candidates considered for the Vice President position would bring both the requisite skills and a alignment to the values of this unique major financial institution. Our firm has been engaged by leading companies to help with their talent needs at the C-suite level for more than 25-years but we never lose sight of the importance of ensuring a process that is open, fair and transparent that brings results to the clients we serve.