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Pedersen & Partners appoints country manager for Canada

Pedersen & Partners has appointed Keith Labbett as a client partner and the country manager for Canada.

Over the course of his extensive two decades spent in search and leadership consulting, Labbett has placed hundreds of high-calibre executive leaders, and built international teams across all management functions, focusing on upper management to C-level positions. Labbett assists his international clients in establishing their presence in Canada, while also supporting their growth needs abroad, and has accumulated vast expertise in a wide variety of industries, including real estate, industrial, engineering, construction, infrastructure, and financial services. Labbett founded and managed a Toronto-based boutique firm early in his search career, and subsequently established and presided over a retained executive search firm for more than 10 years, serving as a partner with a top six global executive search firm prior to joining Pedersen & Partners. In addition to his executive search career, Labbett is actively involved in many charitable and community activities as a coach, organiser, and board member, including the founding of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation's fundraiser, Knock-Out Cancer, and served as a board member of the Toronto Santa Claus Parade.

Labbett (pictured) said, “I chose to join Pedersen & Partners for its smart strategies and strong processes, and most importantly, its robust and committed team that brings cutting edge innovative search and analytical tools to the recruitment process. This world-class approach translates into better service and ultimately better candidates for our clients, and I look forward to building upon the firm’s solid reputation and track record in Canada, together with our local and global team.”

Darcie Murray, partner, COO and the head of North America at Pedersen & Partners, added, “Keith has a well-founded reputation in the industry, based on his vast leadership and team management background, together with over 20 years of senior talent acquisition and leadership consulting proficiency, which makes him the perfect candidate to lead our Canadian office. We welcome him to our growing North American team and wish him every success in continuing to strengthen Pedersen & Partners’ position in Canada.”

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