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Jeff Hauswirth

Partner, Real Estate, Board and CEO Practices


Jeff Hauswirth is a Partner in the firm’s North American Real Estate and Board & CEO Practices, based in Toronto.

Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Jeff held the position of Vice Chairman and Head of North America at a global executive search firm focused on the real estate industry. He also spent 25 years at an international executive search firm where he held various leadership roles including leading the Canadian and Asian Pacific businesses, serving three terms on the global Board of Directors, and establishing the firm’s first office in India. Throughout his career, Jeff has completed a broad range of senior-level recruitment and advisory assignments, including over 125 CEO searches globally.

Having devoted the first part of his career to launching and leading his own companies in the Retail and Distribution sectors, Jeff brings a firsthand understanding of the demands facing CEOs, boards, and C-suite executives; and the need to drive the purpose, culture, and innovation of an organization. He naturally cultivates exceptional consultative relationships and has demonstrated the ability to help businesses achieve their strategic imperatives.

A respected media commentator and keynote speaker, Jeff’s insights have been sought by BNN, The Globe & Mail, Research Money, The Times of India, the Top1000Funds.com (China), and The Australian CEO Forum. He has authored studies and thought leadership on topics including executive leadership and succession, recruiting within a global talent pool, onboarding, and the value of board service. In addition, he chaired the adjudication committee for the Canadian Business Hall of Fame and was a member of the Canadian Business CEO of the Year Advisory Board. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Second Harvest, a Toronto-based food rescue and redistribution charitable organization.

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Guelph.



Executive Search


Real Estate


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