A new approach to executive search

September 18, 2017

As many of you know, I believe passionately that the executive search industry isn’t doing enough to put clients first. Clients are frustrated by conflicts that keep top talent off limits. Not to mention long, purely transactional search processes and recycled candidate lists served up by complacent providers who feel no need to innovate.

That ends today.

I’m pleased to let you know that I have officially launched my own search firm, Dean Executive Search (DES).

Our motto is simple but powerful: “We build great teams. Together.” And we mean it.

DES is built to be agile and fast, enabling us to partner with clients to solve even the most complex talent challenges. We operate without unnecessary bureaucracy and will not delegate searches to junior associates. We act as a true extension of your team and are fully accessible and transparent at all times.

DES is driven by relationships, not lists. We have deep industry expertise. Our industry insight and proven track record allow us to quickly establish trust with clients and candidates, helping to solve searches more quickly. In our careers, we have placed senior executives at market-leading organizations such as National Bank Financial, Teachers' Private Capital and the LCBO, among many others.

DES puts client service above all else, and that’s reflected in the responsiveness and respect that we show our clients at every stage of the search process. We listen much more than we talk, and we focus on candidates and clients – not ourselves.

We offer a full range of executive search advisory services to public and private corporations, entrepreneurs, professional services firms and the public sector. This includes executive search in 10+ industries and across the entire functional role spectrum.

We believe that search is a partnership, and I encourage you to call us as you think through your senior talent needs. My colleagues and I would be delighted to meet with you to discuss the various ways we can partner together, and take you through our offering and practice areas.