Bedford Executive Search Names Head of Western Canada Office

The Bedford Consulting Group has expanded with the addition of John Marshall as partner, covering Western Canada. Based in the firm’s new Vancouver office, he will lead executive search and talent advisory services for clients of all industries in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Mr. Marshall has over 20 years of experience as a human resources executive. His previous roles have spanned the mining, energy, semiconductor and banking industries. He was the vice president of human resources for New Gold, and also held HR leadership roles with PMC-Sierra, Duke Energy, Westcoast Energy and NatWest Group.

Bedford’s clients in Western Canada face a variety of challenges. “John brings substantial industry knowledge and market experience, which offers him a unique ‘insider’s perspective’ that will better serve clients and help them shape outstanding talent strategies,” said the firm in a statement.

“Bedford’s existing executive team – Howard Pezim, co-founder and partner, Steven Pezim, co-founder and partner and Frank Galati, managing partner – welcomes Mr. Marshall with excitement and look forward to his valuable contribution to the firm,” said the statement.

The Bedford Consulting Group is one of Canada’s largest privately-held executive search and talent advisory firms. Its services span the spectrum of talent management, including leadership assessment, coaching and development, and compensation advisory, as well as executive, managerial and senior technical recruitment.

Established in 1979, Bedford is the Toronto partner to TRANSEARCH International and has three offices in Canada: Toronto, Oakville (Ontario) and Vancouver, all of which consult with clients throughout North America and globally.