Harry Gray – Executive Director for Resident Doctors of BC

PFM Executive Search is pleased to announce the placement of Harry Gray as the new Executive Director of Resident Doctors of BC. Harry brings an extensive and dynamic skillset and more than 30 years of leadership experience in the public, educational, and healthcare sectors.

Harry possesses a multitude of knowledge and experience in labor relations, negotiations, and human resources, having worked previously in various leadership roles for Kwantlen Polytechnic University, the Health Employers Association of BC, and Vacouver Coastal Health. With Harry’s unique dual perspective in the healthcare and educational sector, Board Chair David Kim says “Harry is the perfect fit to carry our organization to new heights”.

Resident Doctors of BC is a certified trade union representing the interests of over 1300 residents in collective bargaining. Residents are doctors engaged in supervised training in a medical specialty for an average of two to five years prior to independent practice.

Congratulations to Harry on this exciting new challenge!

Our search firm provides outstanding facilitation of large and diverse Search & Selection Committees in our work with private, public and not-for-profit organizations. The hallmark of success for PFM Executive Search over the last 24-years has been our ability to develop a strong working relationship with Boards and Selection Committees in creating a seamless process that nets proven results for our clients.

PFM Executive Search in Northern Canada

PFM Executive Search is pleased to have successfully concluded two nation-wide searches on behalf of the Government of Northwest Territories. PFM is proud to play a part in supporting northern Canadian communities in their drive to attract and develop world class talent, and act as trusted advisor to the north’s governments and industries.

Dr. Joe Dragon

Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources

PFM Executive Search congratulates Dr. Joe Dragon on his appointment to Government of Northwest Territories as Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources. Dr. Dragon was born in Fort Smith and is a member of the Smith’s Landing First Nation. He returns to the NWT after holding several senior management positions with federal government. Currently the Director General, Workforce Development with the Department of National Defense, Dr. Dragon holds a PhD in Wildlife Ecology and Management from the University of Alberta. Dr. Dragon’s appointment will take effect March 1, 2017.

Joe Dragon

Mr. Tom Jensen

Deputy Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment

Mr. Tom Jensen joined GNWT in summer of 2016 as Deputy Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment. Previous to this, Mr. Jensen was an Executive with the Government of British Columbia for the past 23 years, most recently as Assistant Deputy Minister of Timber Operations, Pricing and First Nations Relations, with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Over the past 12 years, Mr. Jensen has been an Assistant Deputy Minister in a range of Ministries, including Community and Rural Development; Attorney General; and, Community, Aboriginal and Women’s Services. His pursuit of post-secondary education and career experience has provided opportunities to live in the provinces of Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Mr. Jensen has a Master of City Planning degree from the University of Manitoba and Bachelor of Arts (Urban Studies) from Concordia University in Montreal.

DM Tom Jensen Headshot

PFM Executive Search wishes Dr. Dragon and Mr. Jensen every success in their respective roles within Government of Northwest Territories.

Based in Vancouver, PFM Executive Search, along with our Panorama Global Search Partners, provide outstanding facilitation of large and diverse Search & Selection Committees in our work with private, public and not-for-profit organizations.  The hallmark of success for PFM Executive Search over the last 24-years has been our ability to develop a strong working relationship with Boards and Selection Committees in creating a seamless process that nets proven results for our clients.

Bernice Scholten – Chief Executive Officer for the Vancouver Society of Children’s Centre’s

PFM Executive Search is delighted to announce the appointment of Bernice Scholten to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Vancouver Society of Children’s Centre’s (VSOCC), effective February 20, 2017.

Bernice brings outstanding credentials and an excellent track record of success working in both the not-for-profit and corporate sectors, having held senior leadership positions at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Western Canada), Variety – The Children’s Charity, the Heart and Stroke Foundation (BC & Yukon), Best Buy and the Royal Bank of Canada. She is a respected, influential leader with a proven ability to work closely with staff and key stakeholders in achieving organizational goals.

In addition to her career accomplishments, Bernice is a proud wife and mother of three children who keep her busy on the soccer field and on the snowy slopes of our local mountains.

“The VSOCC Board is delighted to have Bernice join the organization as CEO. Bernice’s passion for supporting children and families combined with her significant and varied experience in senior leadership positions in the not-for-profit and corporate sectors make her an ideal fit. We believe that VSOCC will advance into this next phase of growth under her leadership with energy and continued adherence to our vision and values. We feel fortunate to have such a proven and caring leader join the incredible team at VSOCC,” said David Gibbons, Chair of the Board of Directors.

“It’s a privilege and an honour to be named as the CEO of this remarkable organization. I look forward to meeting and working with the many dedicated employees, supporters and community partners who share our commitment to providing outstanding services to children and families in Vancouver,” said Bernice Scholten, CEO of VSOCC.

PFM Executive Search wishes Bernice great success at VSOCC.

Our search firm provides outstanding facilitation of large and diverse Search & Selection Committees in our work with private, public and not-for-profit organizations. The hallmark of success for PFM Executive Search over the last 24-years has been our ability to develop a strong working relationship with Boards and Selection Committees in creating a seamless process that nets proven results for our clients.

Dave Eberwein – Superintendent of Schools and Chief Executive Officer for Saanich School District 63

PFM Executive Search is excited to announce that, following a nation-wide search, Mr. Dave Eberwein has been selected as the incoming Superintendent of Schools and Chief Executive Officer of Saanich School District 63. Mr. Eberwein will replace Dr. Keven Elder who is retiring in July.

Mr. Eberwein has been part of the executive team at School District 45 (West Vancouver) since 2011, and currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent of Schools. Previously Mr. Eberwein had worked in School District 41 (Burnaby) as a teacher, principal and district administrator. During his time in education leadership, Mr. Eberwein has come to be widely known as an educator who consistently inspires system improvement using goal-setting, effective communication and collaboration.

Board Chair Victoria Martin said, “The Board is excited by the opportunity to work with Mr. Eberwein as he assumes this important leadership role for public education in Saanich and the broader community, following a distinguished line of superintendents in our district.”

Mr. Eberwein has a Master of Arts (Educational Administration) degree from Simon Fraser University and Bachelors of Science and Education from the University of Calgary.

The Board looks forward to welcoming Mr. Eberwein to the district and community in the coming months and to having him assume his leadership duties in July.

PFM Executive Search wishes Mr. Eberwein every success in his new role.

Our search firm provides outstanding facilitation of large and diverse Search & Selection Committees in our work with private, public and not-for-profit organizations. The hallmark of success for PFM Executive Search over the last 24-years has been our ability to develop a strong working relationship with Boards and Selection Committees in creating a seamless process that nets proven results for our clients.

 

PFM Executive Search Leadership Breakfast

Creative BC CEO, Prem Gill (pictured left) along with PFM Senior Consultant, Jennifer Madden and Industrial Light & Magic Executive in Charge, Randal Shore at a special PFM Executive Search hosted breakfast with a number of senior business and community leaders.

Prem Gill, recruited by PFM Executive Search in 2015 to the position of CEO of Creative BC, spoke to the gathering regarding the depth and breadth of the economic benefits of the BC creative industry, especially the film and production sectors.

Creative BC brings a strategic and integrated approach to the growth and development of the province’s creative industries, providing professional expertise and business support to strengthen BC’s motion picture, interactive digital, music and publishing industries.

PFM Executive Search is a leader in bringing senior executives together to talk about emerging issues, community initiatives and best practices.  We are one of Canada’s most highly respected executive search firms.