MNP acquires two Vancouver-based HR consulting firms

05 March 2024 Consulting.ca 2 min. read

MNP, a national mid-market accounting and consulting firm, has acquired two Vancouver-based human resources consulting firms: Clear Choice HR Consulting and The Jouta Performance Group.

Founded in 2020, Clear Choice provides executive search and professional recruitment services to clients across the country. The boutique firm has five employees, according to its website.

Jouta was founded in 2006 and has approximately 10 employees. The firm focuses on providing outsourced HR strategy and services as well as corporate and personal coaching.

Approximately 15 total team members will join MNP’s HR consulting practice as part of the acquisitions. AJ Beaudry, founder and managing partner of Clear Choice, and Cori Maedel, founder and CEO of Jouta, will join MNP as partners.

MNP acquires two Vancouver-based HR consulting firms

"We are constantly striving to stay ahead of the curve in how we can best support our clients," said Chris Lavin, national consulting leader at MNP. "Joining forces with AJ, Cori and the teams from Clear Choice and Jouta is a strategic move that brings new expertise, experiences, and value to our clients across the country in an area that is of vital importance to all organizations."

MNP’s HR consulting offerings include HR management, leadership and talent development, culture transformation, DEI, and executive recruitment.

"As a former MNP team member, myself, I know the firm intimately and was able to make the decision to join MNP with full confidence that the move would be a great fit for both my clients and team,” Beaudry said. “MNP has significantly grown its HR Consulting practice in recent years, and I'm excited by the firm's vision for continuing to help its clients in this critical area."

Maedel added, “We care deeply about relating beyond our roles as HR and so it was vitally important to me that we joined a firm that 'got' us and where we would be able to offer our clients even more value in a way that feels like a natural extension of how they already work with us.”

Headquartered in Calgary, MNP has more than 8,000 people nationwide.

The firm recently acquired Lafond CPA Inc., an Amqui, QC-based boutique accountancy.