Odgers Berndtson

About Odgers Berndtson

Odgers Berndtson is a long-term supporter and prestige member of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, proudly serving as the presenting sponsor of the TRBOT’s Annual Dinner for the past 19 years. The annual event brings together more than 1,200 business executives, thought leaders and region builders for an evening of networking and celebrating, in honour of outstanding business leadership. Odgers Berndtson Chairman, Carl Lovas, is also an active supporter of the Toronto Region Board of Trade and currently sits on the Board’s Advisory Council. The firm’s support of TRBOT is just one of the many local and national partnerships that the global executive search firm is engaged in.

Odgers Berndtson has also joined forces with the Rotman School of Management to offer the Business Leadership for Finance Executives Program. This unique executive education program is designed to help finance executives develop the key leadership and strategic skills needed to ensure their success when it comes to the decision-making, problem-solving and communications skills required for success in the CFO role.

CEO x 1 Day is a unique partnership program offered by Odgers Berndtson, which matches top third and fourth year university students, with a successful Canadian CEO for a day of mentoring and learning about leadership. With the support of McKinsey & Company, TalentEgg, Hogan Assessments and The Globe & Mail, CEO X 1 Day gives students an opportunity to take in-class learning, and apply it to a real world situation, which equips them with the tools to start building their leadership skills and careers.

With more than 200 partners in 30 offices around the globe, Odgers Berndtson provides a strategic approach to talent management with a focus on industry and functional specialization. The firm specializes in the global recruitment, assessment and development of senior executives and board members for private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Odgers Berndtson’s Leadership Practice works with executives to help build and strengthen their teams, as well as to improve their performance through leadership assessment and development, coaching, onboarding and succession planning. The firm’s proprietary assessment method, LeaderFit™, offers executives a rigorous independent analysis of their leadership potential through a unique understanding of an individual’s capabilities, interests and leadership skills, as well as identifies what the organization is looking for in its current and future leaders.

In response to the growing market need for on-demand executives and short-term executive-level assignments, Odgers Interim was developed by Odgers Berndtson to provide companies with access to an extensive national talent base of more than 6,000 pre-screened interim executives. Odgers Interim provides rapid access to experienced executive talent to help private and public sector organizations maximize value in each specific assignment, on flexible and cost‐effective terms to deliver high impact results.