Financial Horizons Group

Financial Horizons needed a search partner to deliver a market leader to bring their region to the next level

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The Context

Financial Horizons Group, one of Canada’s leading managing general agents (MGA), needed a highly capable leader to take its business to the next level in the Quebec market. The incumbent was a 30+ veteran of the industry who had developed very broad and deep relationships in the market which accounted for the region’s success. This legacy is the foundation upon which this role is built, and the new leader had to continue this impressive growth.

The Solution

LHH Executive Search

Engaged by the head of human resources to create an ideal candidate profile that aligned to their current and future business needs. Search partners completed multiple stakeholder interviews with the hiring committee to ensure criteria were mutually agreed upon prior to commencing the search. Engaged in a highly collaborative approach with one partner in Montreal, who is bilingual and attuned to the cultural sensitivities in the Quebec marketplace, complementing the industry expertise of the other partner.

The Results and Impact

After an exhaustive national search, LHH Knightsbridge successfully completed the search for the next leader of their Quebec Market. Due to the high-profile nature of the role, the flawless industry reputation of the selected candidate was essential. Successfully bringing a new vision to the organization while also understanding and respecting the storied history of the region and its key employees. The press release announcing the hire signified the organization’s commitment to an expanded market presence. Client has reported the new hire has been settling in well and beginning to form key relationships both internally and externally.

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