Boyden opens office in Saskatchewan

21 June 2019 Consulting.ca

Talent and leadership advisory firm Boyden has opened its first office in Saskatchewan, with a location in Saskatoon. It is the firm’s sixth Canadian office.

Purchase, NY–based Boyden entered the Canadian market in 1974, opening its first location in Toronto. Since that time, the consultancy’s Canadian footprint has grown to encompass more than 100 professionals, with further offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver – and now Saskatoon.

The global firm delivers executive search, interim management, and leadership consulting solutions across industry verticals. Founded in 1946, Boyden has more than 65 offices in 40+ countries, covering the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific.

The Saskatoon expansion enhances the firm’s Canadian footprint, while allowing it to better serve the energy, industrial, agriculture, and public sectors in the province.

Boyden opens office in Saskatchewan

Boyden has brought in Dan Brown as a new partner to head up the Saskatchewan operations. Brown has over 15 years of experience in executive search, with particular expertise in the industrial, business services, non-profit, and education sectors.

A native of Saskatchewan, Brown was previously a principal at the Saskatoon office of executive search firm Aplin Executive. Before that, he was vice president, executive search, at Koenig & Associates. Brown was also a search consultant at Summit Search Group, The Caldwell Partners, and Ellis Fairbank.

Brown’s notable placements include the University of Saskatchewan’s inaugural Cameco Chair in Indigenous Health, and leadership roles at the Regina Airport Authority and the Saskatchewan Blue Cross.

“Dan brings an impressive track record in C-suite engagements across several sectors, including industrial, business services, non-profit and education,” Kevin Gregor, partner, Boyden Canada, said. “His arrival with Boyden is a big opportunity to grow our presence in Saskatchewan and in Canada while leveraging our global connections.”

Brown commented, “I’m looking forward to working with Boyden’s highly collaborative and talented partners. I was attracted by Boyden’s business model, which combines a robust offering and client-centric service to support client organizations at every stage of growth.”

The firm also announced it will be sponsoring a new scholarship award for indigenous students in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan. The first award will be made in the 2019-2020 academic year.

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