Nov 3, 2015

PFM Executive Search Announces New Partners

By PFM Search

November 2, 2015 – Vancouver, BC. PFM Executive Search, one of Canada’s leading executive search firms, is proud to announce the naming of Shelina Esmail and Shaun Carpenter as Partners. Shelina and Shaun have been with PFM for 17 years, most recently as Associate Partners, and are both committed to continuing to build on the firm’s reputation for developing relationships and delivering client satisfaction.

“Shelina and Shaun have been with us for much of our 23 year history and have played major roles in the evolution and growth of PFM Search,” said George Madden, Founding Partner, who along with fellow Founding Partner Casey Forrest, see Shelina and Shaun’s enhanced roles as a natural progression in their careers. “We’re delighted to have Shelina and Shaun as equity owners in the firm and as partners in building the business and charting a course for the future. They are resourceful, creative and client-focused, and are a big part of the PFM brand.”

Shelina Esmail

Shelina joined PFM in 1998 as Director of Research, transitioning after four years to the role of consultant. In 2011, she was named Associate Partner. Before joining PFM, she earned a BA in Economics and a Diploma in Urban Land Economics – both from UBC – and worked for five years in commercial real estate. Shelina is passionate about developing talent and tomorrow’s leaders and has volunteered with Junior Achievement BC and as a mentor to UBC economics students. Most recently she was elected to the Board of the UBC Alumni Association. She is a wife, mother of two active boys and a resident of Vancouver’s north shore.

“As a partner, I intend to advance the model that has made PFM successful, demonstrating our reputation for stability and instilling a strong sense of trust and confidence among our clients,” said Shelina.

Shaun Carpenter

Also a 17-year veteran of PFM, Shaun joined the firm in a research capacity and progressed through the roles of consultant, senior consultant and most recently Associate Partner. Shaun has become increasingly involved in strategy and business development, and leadership mentoring. A native of Calgary and a graduate of the University of Calgary (Commerce), Shaun, his wife and two daughters proudly call Port Moody home. He sits on the Board of the Human Resources Management Association (HRMA) and is a passionate volunteer for the Heart and Acute Medical Unit at BC Children’s Hospital, developing corporate sponsorships across the province for the annual Triple Crown for Heart charity ride

“PFM has been a consistent brand in our market for many years, and I’m excited to continue offering our promise of excellence in the service of clients and treatment of candidates to the current and next generation of decision makers,” said Shaun.

About PFM Executive Search

We are a leading executive search firm based in Vancouver, and together with our Panorama Global Search Partners, we provide outstanding facilitation of large and diverse Search and Selection Committees in our work with private, public and not-for-profit organizations. The hallmark of our success over the last 23 years has been our ability to develop strong working relationships with a diverse group of clients in creating a seamless executive search process that nets proven results for our clients.