03 Mar 2021
Odgers Berndtson Appoints Industry Leader Brad Beveridge as President of the Canadian Business
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Odgers Berndtson is pleased to announce that Brad Beveridge has joined the firm as President, responsible for leading the firm’s continued expansion and the growth of its executive search, executive interim and leadership advisory services. A highly respected executive search professional and operational leader, Mr. Beveridge has joined at a time when every industry is being disrupted and where having the right leadership in place is essential for organizations to successfully compete and win.
Mr. Beveridge was formerly an Executive Vice President with Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge – a leading global human capital management firm – where he led a large team across several lines of business. He has served on executive committees for global and Canadian operations. Throughout his career, Mr. Beveridge has also held senior roles at leading international search firms Korn Ferry and Spencer Stuart.
“Brad’s extensive experience as a search professional and business leader will be key to helping us continue to anticipate and support our clients’ emerging leadership and talent needs,” said Carl Lovas, Chairman and CEO of Odgers Berndtson in Canada. “He brings a deep understanding of all aspects of our business and a strong track record of developing innovative solutions to the challenges facing organizations across the human capital spectrum. This is a very important step in our firm’s evolution.”
Mr. Beveridge stressed that there has never been a more challenging time for leaders: “Talent is now the number one issue on the minds of boards and CEOs and the key to every organization’s ability to adapt and transform in our ever-changing world. I am thrilled to be joining a firm with such a respected brand and talented team. I believe Odgers Berndtson is uniquely positioned to build on its national and global scope, deep industry and functional expertise and integrated approach to talent management. I look forward to leading the continued growth of the business as a top provider of end-to-end leadership solutions.”
Mr. Beveridge is an active volunteer in his community and holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, a Bachelor of Laws from Western University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts & Science from McMaster University.