Michael Williams is a Partner in the Ottawa office of Odgers Berndtson. Michael specializes in recruiting top candidates into leadership roles in the not-for-profit, charitable and technology sectors. Michael is known for working very closely with his clients, providing strategic guidance throughout the search process.
Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Michael worked for a national health charity where he headed up their business development efforts – giving him an in-depth knowledge of the charitable landscape in Canada. Before that, he spent 8 years with two leading Canadian search firms focused on recruiting senior-level roles.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science from the University of Ottawa and is bilingual in both official languages. He serves on the advisory board of PayShepherd, a Canadian-based technology SaaS start-up and is an active volunteer with the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. In 2018, Michael was named a Forty Under 40 recipient, one of Ottawa’s most prestigious business awards.