AESC Accepts Keynote Search Into its Global Membership of Leading Executive Search and Leadership Advisory Firms

The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), the global professional association representing excellence in executive search and leadership advisory solutions, announces the acceptance of Keynote Search into its global membership. The firm’s acceptance comes after a rigorous vetting process, including reference checks, site visits, votes by AESC regional councils and commitment to the AESC Code of Professional Practice.

Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Keynote Search is a retained executive search firm with additional office locations in Toronto and Mississauga. The boutique firm specializes in placements for a wide variety of industries, but with a core focus in aerospace, defense & security, real estate, financial services, nonprofit organizations, technology and healthcare. Keynote Search takes a find, fit, and perform approach to each executive placement. To ensure the success of every placement, Keynote Search has developed a proprietary Post-Placement Integration Program, which provides structured, objective-focused sessions during the first 90 days of placement.

CEO of the firm, James Baker, commented, "We are excited to participate in AESC and leverage the network and programs for the benefit of our firm, our clients and most importantly, our people."


About AESC

Since 1959, AESC has set the quality standard for the executive search and leadership advisory profession. AESC Members, ranging in size from large global executive search and leadership advisory firms and networks to regional and boutique firms, represent 16,000+ trusted professionals in 1,200+ offices, spanning 70+ countries. AESC Members are recognized leaders of global executive search and leadership advisory solutions. They leverage their access and expertise to place, find and develop more than 100,000 executives each year in board of directors and C-level positions for the world’s leading organizations of all types and sizes. Dedicated to strengthening leadership worldwide, AESC and its members share a deep commitment to the highest quality standards in executive search and leadership consulting—for the benefit of clients and the profession. We Shape. Connect. Educate. Learn more about us at aesc.org. For AESC’s career service for executive-level candidates, visit BlueSteps at bluesteps.com.