Jennifer Mondoux Awarded for Commitment to the Community

Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants Commitment to the Community Award presented at annual global conference in New York

Today at their annual AESC Global Conference in New York, the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) honored Jennifer Mondoux, CEO and Founder at MondouxRollins Partners Inc., with the AESC Commitment to the Community Award for her work in both the executive search and leadership consulting profession as well as the broader community.

Karen Greenbaum, AESC President & CEO, commented: “Jennifer Mondoux exemplifies a true leader not just in the profession but also importantly in her community. Jennifer’s commitment both in terms of time and treasure has ensured an impact in everything she does.” 

Throughout her career, Jennifer has remained dedicated to serving the community through her work with The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, while helping private company clients find leadership talent for their teams. 

“Jennifer is not just a successful businesswoman; she is a role model who exemplifies everything a business and community leader should be,” said Angie Hoang, a member of the Compensation and Succession Committee at The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health. “Her tireless dedication to supporting the Royal Ottawa, the largest and most significant institution in the Ottawa area for mental health, is truly commendable.” 

Jennifer has served on the Board of Directors for The Royal Ottawa Foundation for nearly five years, serving several of those years as founder and chair of the foundation’s first Compensation and Succession Planning Committee. She now leads a group of professionals in human resources and organizational leadership in the oversight of performance, compensation and succession for the foundation’s president, on a pro bono basis. Additionally, Jennifer and her team at MondouxRollins Partners Inc. actively participate in two annual events supporting the foundation: The Leaders for Mental Health Breakfast and The Run for Women.

Jane Duchscher, Board Chair, The Royal Ottawa Foundation, noted that Jennifer’s work developing and working with the committee has had a tremendous impact on the foundation. She explained that Jennifer’s work provided the foundation with structure and guidance, advanced the foundation’s talent retention efforts and grew the foundation’s fundraising and awareness efforts.

“Jennifer’s career in executive search and independent director search has made her an expert in leadership development and board governance, which she applied in the selection of the committee to ensure each member was a value-add to the foundation,” said Jane. “Jennifer’s voice with respect to her commitment to the Royal Foundation Board, [her work and] the personal time commitment she has provided the Foundation Board, clearly demonstrates her commitment to community service.”

Jennifer has also made a significant contribution to her alma mater, Queen’s University. In 2023, and in partnership with Queen’s, Jennifer launched “The Valerie Feltham and Tammy Bekkers Memorial Bursary”, a $50,000 bursary honoring the lives of Valerie and Tammy, Jennifer’s classmates and friends who lost their lives in a car accident in 1993.

“Jennifer is determined to raise additional funds for the bursary [to help] more students at Queen’s,” explains Laura Costello, Sr. Development Officer Queen’s University at Kingston. “She headed a fundraising campaign, reaching out to classmates and friends and asking them to join her. Thousands of dollars in additional bursary money were raised, and she remains committed to keeping the momentum going.”

Jennifer has more than 15 years of experience working exclusively with private company clients in helping them find leadership talent for their teams. In 2018, she made the entrepreneurial leap to launch MondouxRollins Partners, Inc., Canada’s only bilingual human capital advisory and talent solutions firm exclusively serving founder-led, family-run or VC/PE-backed privately-held companies. Since its inception, the firm has successfully completed 92 leadership assignments, earning trust by averaging 5.5 assignments per client and achieving an industry-leading close rate of 68 days.

Under Jennifer’s leadership, the firm has advanced the importance of leadership talent specifically in private company governance through the launch of an independent director search practice. The firm also founded Canada’s Best Private Boards, a first-of-its-kind, national and annual program that will recognize the impact of great governance on the performance of private companies. The inaugural summit and awards will be held on November 6th, 2024, in Toronto.

Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in political studies from Queen’s University, a post-graduate degree in journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University, as well as a director’s certification from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). 

About the AESC Commitment to the Community Award  

Established in 1993, the AESC Commitment to the Community Award honors firms, offices or individuals who combine excellence in executive search or leadership consulting with a strong commitment to community service and volunteerism toward charitable causes.

About the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants  

Since 1959, AESC has set the quality standards for the executive search and leadership consulting profession. AESC Members represent 16,000+ trusted professionals in 1,200+ offices, spanning 70+ countries. AESC Members are recognized experts providing consulting services in the areas of leaders, teams and culture to the world’s leading organizations. They leverage their access and expertise to place more than 100,000 executives each year in board of directors and C-level positions across industry sectors. Dedicated to strengthening leadership together, 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. Innovate. Learn more about us at aesc.org. For AESC’s career services, visit bluesteps.com.

About MondouxRollins Partners Inc.

MondouxRollins Partners Inc. is a human capital advisory and leadership talent solutions firm. We are a group of specialists, equipped with decades of experience providing talent solutions for private companies. We are risk-mitigators, trusted advisors and relationship-builders, and we are your one-stop-shop through the entire talent lifecycle - for your team, or for your board. We are also the founders of the Canada’s Best Private Boards program, a first-of-its kind national and annual awards program that recognizes the impact of governance on the performance of private companies.