On September 27th, Vancouver Partners Elaine Grotefeld and Esther McGregor hosted a lively cocktail party featuring local BC fare, wine and craft brews. Clients, candidates and ‘friends of the firm’ attended to reconnect, and check out the beautiful mountain and ocean view from our new Vancouver premises.

Over 90 guests attended from Vancouver and the surrounding areas, covering a range of BC-based organizations including VanCity and Best Buy. The BC clean tech sector was particularly well represented with senior executives from Ballard Power Systems, MineSense Technologies, Axine Water Technologies, Carbon Engineering and others. Executives from the Vancouver Art Gallery, Industry Training Authority, the UN and other non-profit organizations also attended.

Carl Lovas, Chairman & CEO of Odgers Berndtson Canada, was also in attendance, along with peers from the Toronto office including Roberta Chow, Deborah LucasJason Peetsma, Rob Quinn, and the leader of our National Board Practice, John Sanders.

Partner Esther McGregor with Christene Best from Best Consulting.

Partner Esther McGregor with Christene Best from Best Consulting

 

James Moffatt of Syspro Software, Chairman & CEO Carl Lovas of Odgers Berndtson and Ron Palfery of Axion Corporation

James Moffatt of Syspro Software, Chairman & CEO Carl Lovas of Odgers Berndtson Canada and Ron Palfery of Axion Corporation.

Earl Ellis of Best Buy with Partner Roberta Chow

Earl Ellis of Best Buy with Partner Roberta Chow

Deborah Lucas from Odgers Berndtson, Partner Elaine Grotefeld and Debra Nesbitt from the Vancouver Art Gallery

Deborah Lucas from Odgers Berndtson, Partner Elaine Grotefeld and Debra Nesbitt from the Vancouver Art Gallery

Partner John Sanders with Nancy Goertzen of Women in Private Equity

Partner John Sanders with Nancy Goertzen of Women in Private Equity

Partner Esther McGregor, Sudhir Lamba of A&R Metal Industries and Managing Director Jason Peetsma

Partner Esther McGregor, Sudhir Lamba of A&R Metal Industries and Managing Director Jason Peetsma

Chairman & CEO Carl Lovas briefly addressing the assembled guests during the party

Chairman & CEO Carl Lovas briefly addressing the assembled guests during the party

Elaine Grotefeld, Janice Chutter, Esther McGregor, Deborah Lucas and Roberta Chow from Odgers Berndtson

Elaine Grotefeld, Janice Chutter, Esther McGregor, Deborah Lucas and Roberta Chow from Odgers Berndtson

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