Bedford Consulting hires David MacPherson as newest partner

07 June 2018 3 min. read
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Human resources advisory firm Bedford Consulting has brought in David MacPherson as its newest partner. MacPherson, who boasts 20 years of senior executive search experience, will join the leadership team of the talent management-focused Toronto-based consultancy.

Talent management consultants helps companies reach their strategic goals by supporting the recruitment, retention, and development of workers. Especially in the case of executive hires, it’s critical to find the right people to guide the fate of the company. As a result, many firms that specialize in talent recruitment are using advanced tools and software, in addition to the know-how and experience of veteran talent searchers, in order to place the ideal candidate. 

Now, HR specialist advisory firm Bedford Consulting has found its ideal Partner candidate in David MacPherson. In his new role, MacPherson will lead the firm’s global power and industrial practice from its offices in Toronto and Oakville, ON. The firm’s latest partner has over 20 years of senior executive search experience, finding and placing exceptional candidate for clients in the energy and technology industries. The seasoned headhunter has completed successful assignments in areas ranging from smart grid services to automation software products.Bedford Consulting hires David MacPherson as newest partnerPrior to joining Bedford, MacPherson was a Principal at DJM Consulting for four years, responsible for talent acquisition and sales channel assessment and development. Before that, he was a Director at software firm EPS Analytics and Diagnostics for almost two years. From 2012 to 2014, MacPherson was a Partner at Stonewood group, where he served as the Energy and Infrastructure Practice Leader, finding ideal executive candidates for clients across North America, Europe, and emerging markets.

From 2006-2012, he was Managing Director, Americas at Norman Broadbent, completing executive searches for energy and technology SMEs and Fortune 500 companies around the world – with assignments in Atlanta, Denver, London, Shanghai, Bangalore, and Calgary. Prior to that, MacPherson served as Vice President, Energy and Automation, at Addison Kelly Executive Search for four years.

“A key market-focus for David has been the global electricity sector, which is in the early stages of its most dramatic transformation in over a century,” said Bedford Consulting. “The rapid expansion of distributed energy, combined with the newfound availability of data and analytics for utilities, will reshape how the world generates, distributes, and consumes power.”

Many of the candidates MacPherson has placed continue to hold senior positions with client firms years later, demonstrating his expert understanding of ‘fit’ from both candidate and client sides, added the firm.

In addition to its Toronto and Oakville locations, Bedford also has an office in Vancouver. Founded in 1979, the firm offers a wide array of talent management services, including succession planning, executive search, compensation advisory, culture assessment, and organizational design. Bedford leverages leading recruitment software tools like SmartAssessment – the most rigorous executive assessment tool used by the Fortune 500, and the most accurate predictor of talent performance.