Practice Areas: Specialty Recruitment by Sector & Role


Energy & Resources Executive Recruitment

Energy And Resources

Leaders International offers extensive knowledge about the energy and resource sectors supplemented with a strategic network of contacts. We have recruited for a broad range of leadership and specialized technical roles both nationally and internationally. From oil field services, to open pit mining, to sawmill operations, to wind farm development, Leaders International has cultivated a talent for identifying top-performing candidates throughout 25 years of executing search assignments in the energy and resource sector.

Energy And Resources Industry Searches Include:

  • President and CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • VP, Development
  • VP, Human Resources
  • Mine Manager
  • Senior Mining Engineer
  • Director, Production Geology
  • Mining Engineering Manager
  • Director, Technical Resources
  • Director, Capital Projects
  • Superintendent, OH&S



Construction & Development

As a significant contributor to global GDP, the construction and development sector is an important area of focus for Leaders International and we are considered a major knowledge broker in the field. Whether clients are looking for a candidate to fill an executive role in industrial services or a key project manager position for a residential build, Leaders International has proven sector expertise and valuable contacts to fulfill your mandate at the highest levels of operations.

Construction & Development Industry Searches Include:

  • President and CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • VP, Civil
  • VP, Development
  • VP, Human Resources
  • Chief Estimator
  • Manager, Capital Projects
  • Director, Maintenance
  • Project Manager
  • Site Superintendent




As a significant economic driver for North America, Leaders International understands the importance of being able to identify top talent within this key sector. Drawn from 25 years of search experience encompassing a multitude of manufacturing sub-specialties, we have assembled a comprehensive database that allows us to quickly and efficiently identify candidates with the kind of specialized manufacturing expertise each client requires.

Manufacturing Searches Include:

  • President and CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • VP, Manufacturing
  • VP, Sales
  • Director, Operations
  • Director, Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Director, Engineering
  • Controller
  • Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Director, OH&S
  • Lean – Six Sigma Black Belt



Financial Services

Leaders International has conducted high-level searches for North America’s leading financial services firms and are the CUES firm of choice for credit union recruitment engagements. We help our clients identify the highest level of talent with the right combination of leadership skills and stringent professional requirements demanded by the industry. Whether recruiting for an executive position with one of Canada’s major banks, or a manager for a regional credit union, our deep understanding of the industry and our thorough vetting process ensures that our clients are presented with leaders who have the skills, financial expertise, and business acumen to meet their precise requirements.



Professional Business Services

Leaders International has worked diligently to build relationships with many professional services organizations across Canada, representing a broad range of specialties. As a professional services organization itself, Leaders International is intimately knowledgeable about the challenges and needs of this sector. Whether a “big four” accounting firm or a boutique marketing consultancy, our ability to exceed the expectations of our clients by identifying top leadership talent is what we are known for.



Life Sciences and Biotechnology

Leaders International is keenly involved in the life sciences and biotechnology industries, enjoying a long career bringing high-level talent to the sector. From government to post-secondary and healthcare research facilities, to private sector pharmaceutical and growth-oriented biotech companies, we employ our research-based, proactive approach to every assignment and guarantee superior results.



Small to Medium Enterprises

Leaders International has extensive experience assisting small-to-medium sized private businesses in hiring key leadership talent. Whether you are looking for a successor to lead a family business, or providing executive talent to high-growth organizations, our ability to understand your company’s unique culture combined with our dedicated approach and extensive contacts guarantee a strong fit and lasting match.



Education and Academia

Leaders International has an extensive track record recruiting for leadership roles across all education sectors. From executive administration to specialized faculty, our 25-year history of contacts and engagement in this space makes Leaders International the search firm of choice for educators of all stripes.

Education and Academia Searches Include:

  • President
  • VP, Academic and Provost
  • VP, Finance and Administration
  • VP, Research
  • VP, Students
  • Treasurer
  • Registrar
  • Dean
  • Superintendent
  • Executive Director, Facilities
  • Executive Director, Development
  • Executive Director, Information Technology
  • Executive Director, Human Resources



Public Sector

The team at Leaders International have been working closely with our public-sector partners for 25 years. We have deep experience recruiting for leadership talent for a wide variety of federal, provincial, regional, local, and crown entities. Our extensive contacts and nuanced understanding of specific public-sector cultures serve to set Leaders International apart as the search firm of choice for leadership talent in every public-sector context.

Public Sector Searches Include:

  • President and CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • Deputy Minister
  • Assistant Deputy Minister
  • City Manager
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Director, Planning and Development
  • Director, Finance
  • Director, Public Works
  • Director, Information Technology
  • Director, Human Resources



Not-For-Profit / Charity / Associations

Leaders International’s core values centre on community involvement and volunteerism. We have developed a rich history of assisting not-for-profit organizations in their efforts to recruit leadership talent. Whether a leader for an industry association or front-line management for a charity or community service organization, Leaders International has the experience, dedication, and know-how to deliver superior results in the not-for-profit sector.

Not-For-Profit Searches Include:

  • CEO
  • Executive Director
  • Director, Finance
  • Director, Development
  • Director, Membership Services
  • Director, Information Technology
  • Director, Human Resources
  • Registrar
  • Manager, Volunteer Staff



Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Technology is changing the world very quickly, with leading Technology, Media & Telecoms (TMT) companies at the forefront of this disruption. To be successful in facing these new challenges brought by increasing globalization, businesses across these industries must harness the significant opportunities technology offers – both now and in the future. To properly embrace this new frontier of global technological growth, these companies need innovative leaders with the vision, foresight, and strategic capabilities to drive growth, identify new revenue streams, and transform existing business models.

Our TMT practice group uses Leaders International’s unique, highly structured, and tailored recruitment approach to help companies find the leaders they need, ensuring a precise fit to the organization’s needs – a vital piece for these critical business decisions. Our knowledge of the TMT marketplace and the real-time exclusive information we provide to clients cannot be found elsewhere.

Technology, Media & Telecommunications Searches Include:

  • CIO
  • CTO
  • President and CEO
  • CFO
  • VP, Technology
  • VP, Information Security
  • VP, Software Development
  • VP, User-Experience Design and Research
  • Director, Quality Assurance
  • Director, Analytics
  • Director, Business Information Systems
  • Director, ERP Solutions
  • Director, Identity and Access



Consumer, Retail & Luxury Goods Industry Searches Include:

Leaders International has established special relationships with the major companies in the FMCG market and keeps a close eye on the evolution that impacts the sector. The strategic power of fast-moving consumer goods has become more international and concentrated, which has led to significant changes in our clients’ needs; we are now searching for top marketing and development profiles globally, while business and operational profiles remain local.

Leaders International has developed an extensive category of expertise in Wine and Spirits, Jewelry, and Fashion, where we have built top management teams for the world’s leading groups. Our search engagements build leadership teams within corporate infrastructures as well as close to the field level, including placements in marketing, sales, supply chain management, and finance — covering the entire spectrum of corporate development. With new consumption habits developing in the digital era, traditional Retail has undergone deep transformations; new players have emerged in eCommerce, along with a new host of skills required to navigate this realm. Our combined expertise in Digital/High Technology and Retail has driven Leaders International to become a front-runner in helping companies both transition to and establish new eCommerce business units.

Sector-specific searches include:

  • President
  • CEO
  • COO
  • CMO
  • CIO
  • CHRO
  • CSO
  • VP, Merchandising
  • VP, Supply Chain
  • VP, Real Estate
  • VP, Grocery
  • VP, Sales



Private Equity

Leaders International has a proven track record of placing CEOs, CFOs, and COOs into private equity portfolio companies, ranging from midcap to multi-billion-dollar funds as well as in small, medium, and large-cap businesses backed by private equity investors – both institutional and middle market. We can draw on our expansive knowledge and access to a broad executive community around the world and across a wide range of sectors. This enables us to identify leaders with the skillsets and experience required to drive value creation and successful exits from your portfolio investments, such as in:

  • Consumer & Retail
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial & Automotive
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Technology



Diversity & Indigenous Search

Leaders International is proud to be the leading Indigenous and diversity-centric executive recruitment firm in Canada. In 2017, Leaders International partnered with Higgins Executive Search, the innovators and leaders in Indigenous Executive Search. As a PAR (Progressive Aboriginal Relations) Gold company certified by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), Higgins Executive Search partnered for nearly 20 years with Indigenous communities, businesses, and organizations nationally and internationally. Today, that team is active and engaged as key members of Leaders International.

View our dedicated Diversity & Indigenous page to learn more!

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