Odgers Berndtson Welcomes New Partner Benoît Grenier to its Montreal Office

11 Nov 2019

Odgers Berndtson Welcomes New Partner Benoît Grenier to its Montreal Office

According to a recent report released by RBC, Quebec has emerged as one of the most vibrant provincial economies in the last two years. Real GDP growth is above the Canadian average, while the unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the country. Rapid growth and a tight labour market have led to fierce competition for talent, with companies reporting significant challenges in recruiting and retaining top executives.

To meet the diverse talent needs that organizations are facing, the Odgers Berndtson team is pleased to welcome its newest Partner, Benoît Grenier, to the Montreal office. With over 25 years of executive leadership in consulting and HR with large global and high-growth companies, Benoît is a seasoned business leader who brings deep expertise and rigour to his new role as an executive search professional.

“I’m incredibly excited to start this new chapter of my career with Odgers Berndtson,” says Benoît. “I have been working closely with CEOs, leadership teams, and corporate directors for over 15 years. I’ve seen that the success of top organizations is a reflection of high-quality leaders who can tackle the specific challenges related to its business environment. In this new role, I plan on being a strategic business advisor who has an in-depth understanding of my clients’ needs. In turn, this will allow me to identify the attributes an executive will need to succeed in their new position. Every client is unique — and this will be one of the most fascinating aspects of my work.”, he added.

Benoît has dedicated his entire career to developing and improving the effectiveness of the human resources function at various organizations. At Enerkem, a world leader in green technologies, he established their entire organizational structure and human resources function and team. At Mercer and Deloitte, Benoît helped his clients set up innovative human capital solutions. After starting his career in labour relations at General Motors, he worked at Bombardier and Pratt & Whitney where he spearheaded large-scale human capital transformation projects.

“Benoît will be a huge asset to our team,” says Geneviève Falconetto, Managing Partner at the Montreal office. “He has a proven track record as a trusted advisor who works closely with clients and candidates alike. As a proven human resources builder and strategist, Benoît has an expert understanding of the business world and the crucial role executives play in a company’s performance. He is a versatile leader who will draw on his vast expertise not only to recruit executives, but also to provide the wide range of leadership consulting services that Odgers Berndtson offers, including succession planning, leadership assessment and development, and executive team effectiveness.”