PFM Executive Search Names New Partner

June 21, 2016 – Vancouver, BC. PFM Executive Search is proud to announce the naming of Allison Rzen as Partner. Allison has been with PFM for 16 years, most recently as Associate Partner, and is committed to continuing to build on the firm’s reputation for developing long-term relationships and for delivering high levels of customer service and client satisfaction.

“One of Allison’s many strengths is her ability to get down to the core of what makes people tick and truly understand what clients and candidates are looking for,” said PFM co-founding partner George Madden. “She embodies PFM’s culture and unique approach to helping both our clients and candidates succeed. Having Allison on the management team as an equity partner strengthens our capabilities and positions us for continued success and growth.”

Allison started at PFM in 1999 as a research associate, transitioning after five years to the role of consultant and later senior consultant.  In 2008 she was named Associate Partner. Before joining PFM, Allison coordinated convention services for the Greater Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau. Her blend of business acumen and exceptional interpersonal abilities enable her to quickly identify the specific skills and intangible qualities required by companies to be successful in today’s rapidly changing business environment.

Allison resides on Vancouver’s north shore where she and her husband are raising two young children and where she is fulfilling her passion for community involvement. She currently serves as a commissioner on the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission and as a member of the North Vancouver District Public Library Board. She is also a past board member of the Directorate of Agencies for School Health (DASH-BC), an interagency network that enables students to develop to their fullest potential.

“It’s an honour to be able to continue what has been built at PFM and what has made us so successful in meeting our clients’ ever-evolving challenges,” said Allison. “We have a very strong and positive culture that seems to really resonate with our clients – and I know plays a big part in our team’s drive to adapt to and meet our clients’ business needs.”

About PFM Executive Search

Based in Vancouver, PFM Executive Search is one of Canada’s leading executive search firms who, together with Panorama Global Search Partner offices, provides outstanding executive search services throughout BC – and around the world. For 24 years, the firm’s hallmark of success has been its ability to develop strong working relationships with a diverse group of clients in creating a seamless executive search process that nets proven results.

PFM Executive Search Announces New Partners

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.