Meet our executive search team

Robert Hosking

Senior Vice President, Managing Director – Search Practices

A highly experienced, strategic recruitment leader and sales executive, Robert Hosking is Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Search Practice at Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge.  A member of the senior leadership team, Robert leads the growth of the three search practices: Executive Search, Executive Interim Management and Recruitment Solutions, with focus on setting the strategy direction, optimally organizing and aligning resources and developing approaches that will enable the teams to fully leverage the entire LHH Knightsbridge suite of solutions.

 

With an impressive record of success in developing winning growth strategies and building effective teams, Robert joined LHH Knightsbridge from Randstad USA where, as SVP Randstad General Staffing, he led the development and delivery of the Non Clinical Healthcare strategy for the US through the creation of three distinct delivery models. 

A highly experienced, strategic recruitment leader and sales executive, Robert Hosking is Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Search Practice at Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge.  A member of the senior leadership team, Robert leads the growth of the three search practices: Executive Search, Executive Interim Management and Recruitment Solutions, with focus on setting the strategy direction, optimally organizing and aligning resources and developing approaches that will enable the teams to fully leverage the entire LHH Knightsbridge suite of solutions.

With an impressive record of success in developing winning growth strategies and building effective teams, Robert joined LHH Knightsbridge from Randstad USA where, as SVP Randstad General Staffing, he led the development and delivery of the Non Clinical Healthcare strategy for the US through the creation of three distinct delivery models. 

 

Melanie Barbieri

Senior Consultant

Melanie Barbieri is a Senior Consultant at Amrop Knightsbridge in Toronto.

 

Before landing in Executive Search, Melanie worked at TD Securities in the HR Department.

 

Melanie is a generalist in the field working on a variety of senior level searches across all major industries including energy & utilities, technology, consumer products, financial services and retail.  She also works across many functional areas including but not limited to sales and marketing, finance, information technology, operations and general management. 

 

 

Katherina Cameron

Executive Asisstant

Katherina is an Executive Assistant in the Search Practice with seven years of experience. She supports Partners in the  Technology, Pharma, CPG and General Management sectors. She also supports the LHH Knightsbridge Canadian Business Hall of Fame team in this corporate initiative.

 

Prior to joining Amrop Knightsbridge, Katherina enjoyed tremendous success as a faculty member of a leading private vocational school.  As a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Wellness professional, she has deep experience and expertise in complementary medicine with a focus on leading-edge research in nutritional epigenetics and gender based effects.

Katherina is enrolled in the B.Sc., Healthcare degree programme at Queen’s University and has also completed advanced courses in Law, Political Science, Nutrition and Biochemistry at the University of Toronto and Athabasca University.

At LHH Knightsbridge, Katherina served as the co-Chair of the Health and Safety Committee. She is Birkman certified.

 

Marc Deschatelets

Partner

Marc Deschatelets has over thirty years of senior management and executive recruitment experience. Early on in his career, he has applied his leadership in several senior management positions with large firms. As Vice President of major Canadian communications companies (Bell Canada, Bell Canada International, Telesystem, Cogeco Cable), he guided various business unit to above-average growth by developing high-performance multidisciplinary teams. 

 

Since 2004, Marc has dedicated his career in executive search. Over the years, he recruited hundreds of managers and senior executives for a variety of positions for private companies as well as for the public sectors. He has shown flair in fulfilling various mandates to recruit and select high-level leaders in a range of industries, such as Government agencies, Education, arts media and culture, retail and distribution fields, transportation, consumer goods, communications and technology. Marc also built the executive search practice of one of Canada’s largest Human Capital management consulting firm

 

Bruce Diemert

Partner

Bruce Diemert is a Partner with Amrop Knightsbridge.  Bruce has been in the talent management and management consulting industries since 1998.

 

He focuses his business expertise on the industries that drive the economy in Western Canada, specifically, all resource based industries, professional services, manufacturing, and information technology companies.

 

For the past 9 years Bruce has managed his own firm, PAUL ALEXANDER, Talent Management Consultants Inc.   With offices in Vancouver and Calgary, PAUL ALEXANDER focused on delivering executive and mid management search and, talent management consulting projects.

Bruce graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in from the University of Calgary and an MBA from Dalhousie University through the Canadian Bankers Association. 

 

Bruce is active in local community, municipal and, provincial charities highlighted by his time with the VGH/UBC Hospital Foundation, BC Children’s Hospital Foundations and the Salvation Army’s Vancouver Harbour Light facility located in Vancouver’s East side of downtown.

 

Bruce is an avid outdoor enthusiast.  Racing outrigger and dragon boat canoes both locally and internationally, skiing and boarding with his three daughters in their native North Shore mountains or in Whistler BC and, hiking in their local mountains with his wife Elayna and their chocolate lab Goose.

 

Glenda Goodman

Manager, Operations

Glenda Goodman is Manager, Operations - Recruitment Practices with Amrop Knightsbridge and has been in the executive search business since 1996. She is a dedicated customer-focused Manager with extensive experience in delivering high calibre services within a fast-paced and highly confidential professional services environment.

 

Glenda has overseen all aspects of the management,  administration and operations of the three Recruitment Practices.  This has included everything from managing the daily operations of the Practices, staff management, research, client relations, producing annual budgets and regular financial reporting,  and the management of a variety of special projects.

Tim Hewat

Partner

Tim focuses on building the Technology Practice (technology, media & software) in Canada, as well as working with clients in other major market segments.

Tim's consulting approach starts with gaining an understanding of his clients' growth strategies. This business approach, underpinned by a solid search methodology, has resulted in a group of highly satisfied clients. He continues to be personally involved in every search, ensuring a tight focus on selecting the right candidate.

Since 2012 Tim has managed the annual nomination and selection process for the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.  In this capacity, he is actively involved in identifying noteworthy business leaders that would be considered compelling to both the Canadian business community and to aspiring Junior Achievement students.

Tim earned his MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He also holds an Economics degree from Queen's University.

Kim Johnson

Application Database Manager

Kim Johnson is an Application Database Manager for Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge, and she has been in the Executive Search business since 1997.  She has been using Encore, a database designed specifically for recruiting, since 2002.  Kim has supported the Search Practices at Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge since 2007. 

 

In 2014, Kim took on a dual role, and began reporting to the Information Technology department, in addition to her responsibilities with Recruitment.

Lisa Knight

DIRECTRICE GÉNÉRALE, RECHERCHE DE CADRES

À titre d’associée directrice, Lisa a la responsabilité d’offrir un leadership stratégique à une équipe de 24 professionnels d’Amrop Knightsbridge Recherche de cadres et de la direction intérimaire de LHH Knightsbridge, répartis dans les bureaux de Toronto et de Montréal. Riche de 30 années d’expérience en recherche de cadres, Lisa aide les clients provenant d’une vaste gamme de secteurs à faire progresser leurs entreprises grâce à l’acquisition des meilleurs candidats à des postes de cadres supérieurs et pour siéger à des conseils d’administration. 

Avant de se joindre à Amrop Knightsbridge en 2004, Lisa était associée et directrice du renouvellement du personnel et du développement chez Highland Partners (anciennement TMP Worldwide), où elle a développé les meilleures pratiques en matière de mise en œuvre de recherches ainsi que réorienté, formé et dirigé une équipe de 60 recherchistes et associés en Amérique du Nord. 
 
De plus, Lisa a joué un rôle important dans de nombreux efforts de développement commercial stratégique et mandats de recherche.  

Au début de sa carrière, Lisa a gravi les échelons un à un, puis elle est devenue associée responsable de la recherche chez Illsley Bourbonnais, Ward Howell, une firme pionnière de l’industrie canadienne de la recherche de cadres.  

Lisa détient un baccalauréat ès arts spécialisé de l’University of Toronto. Mariée et mère de 3 enfants, elle habite à Toronto, Canada.

Janice Kussner

Partner

Thomas Lee

Researcher

Tom Lee is a Researcher for Amrop Knightsbridge Executive Search and has had progressive academic, business, and executive search experience. He conducts research assignments in the academic, healthcare, energy/utilities, manufacturing, financial services, insurance, government, NFP, pharmaceutical, and professional services industries.

 

Prior to joining Amrop Knightsbridge, Tom has worked in retail management, consulting, and academia. He is a published author, having written case studies and articles in business.

 

Lindsay Millard

Senior Consultant

Lindsay Millard is a Senior Consultant with Amrop Knightsbridge Executive Search and has over 10 years of executive search experience. Lindsay has provided professional execution services to top-tier, retained, executive search firms across a variety of industries and functional roles including CPG, retail, industrial, professional and financial services, IT, telecommunications and not-for-profit sectors.

 

Prior to joining Amrop Knightsbridge, Lindsay was a member of the largest, privately-held, global executive search firm as a member of the North American Consumer team. She brings a solid track record and disciplined approach to conducting research and executing projects at the senior executive level.

 

Michelle Partipilo

Senior Consultant

Michelle Partipilo is a Senior Consultant for Amrop Knightsbridge Executive Search and has over 10 years of executive search experience.  Michelle has provided professional execution services to top-tier, retained, executive search firms across a variety of industries and functional roles including professional and financial services, IT, telecommunications, not-for-profit, retail, hospitality, CPG and the manufacturing/industrial sectors.

 

Prior to joining Amrop Knightsbridge, Michelle developed and operated an independent, executive search practice based in Vancouver for over 5 years.  She brings a solid track record and disciplined approach to conducting research and executing projects at the senior executive level.

 

Prior to working in executive search, Michelle obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Queen’s University and held various, progressive roles with respected Canadian law firms.

 

Ed Perkovic

Director, Research

Ed Perkovic is Director of Research for Amrop Knightsbridge Executive Search and has over 20 years of progressive research and executive search experience.  Ed has conducted senior level assignments in the academic, energy/utilities, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, media, not-for-profit, pharmaceutical and professional services industries.

Prior to joining Amrop Knightsbridge, Ed was Director of Research and Client Services with the Toronto office of a leading international executive search firm.

Larry Ross

Partner

Chris Sawyer

Partner

Chris Sawyer is a Partner with Amrop Knightsbridge who specializes in the Not-for-profit, Public Sector and Healthcare industries. Prior to joining Amrop Knightsbridge, Chris was at Highland Partners, a global executive search firm and successor to TMP Worldwide Executive Search. She began her career at a boutique search firm in London, Ontario, and was also a member of the executive search practice of KPMG.

 

Throughout her 20-year career in executive search, Chris has developed a very thorough and meticulous approach to search management.  She has conducted numerous search mandates across a spectrum of healthcare and not-for-profit organizations

Lizz Surajdeen

Executive Asisstant

Lizz Surajdeen has been an Executive Assistant for over 23 years and in Administration for 26+ years.  She has worked in Information Technology, Advertising, Healthcare and Real Estate industries prior to joining LHH Knightsbridge.

 

She is currently one of three Executive Assistants for the Amrop Knightsbridge Practice and has been in the executive search business since 2011.

 

Lizz is the Executive Assistant to Robert Hosking, Senior Vice President, Managing Director – Search Practices and Lisa Knight, Partner and has also worked concurrently with the Recruitment Solutions – 3 years and Interim Management Services – 4.5 years.

 

Aside from her day to day activities on her team Lizz is the other half of Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge Social Committee and keeps our company very active with multiple events throughout the year.

 

In her spare time Lizz designs jewelry – Lizz Dahlin and does event planning – Lady Young Events.  Traveling home to Trinidad and around the world as well as cruising is a huge part of her life.

James Smith

Partner

James brings an extensive business background to LHH Knightsbridge as a Partner in Executive Search, having spent the past 20 years as a President and CEO in a number of consumer focused businesses in both Canada and the U.S. His experience includes leadership roles in companies ranging from owner/operated to $1 billion in revenue.

 

At LHH Knightsbridge, James specializes in Personal Care, CPG, Pharma, Cosmetics and companies in their industry ecosystems. James’ approach is to fully engage in a client’s business – taking into account trends, strategies and business/leadership nuances that will lead to significant growth and long-term success.  He is passionate about matching the right fit, culture and personality for both client and candidate.

 

 

With a CEO’s lens, James appreciates the comprehensive,  integrated, assessment-driven approach to talent at LHH Knightsbridge and is able to unlock this capability to help boards, businesses and leaders attain their highest levels of success.

 

Madiha Rashid

Consultant

Madiha Rashid is a Consultant for Amrop Knightsbridge Executive Search and has over 7 years of executive search experience. She has developed a solid track record in successfully searching and placing senior-level executives in a variety of industries including consumer products, financial services, retail, technology, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing/industrial and energy. Madiha is well versed in a broad spectrum of functional areas including human resources, finance, sales and marketing, technology, data analytics, manufacturing/operations and general management.

Prior to joining Amrop Knightsbridge, Madiha was associated with a privately-held global executive search firm where she gained extensive experience on senior-level positions in North America, APAC, Europe and the MENA region. Madiha’s exposure to different cultures while residing in multiple countries has helped her inculcate a global mindset.

Madiha has a M.Sc. degree in Human Resources Management from Birkbeck, University of London, UK and holds a B.Sc. (Honours) degree in Psychology from Sunway University, Malaysia. She is a member of the Human Resources Professional Association in Canada.

Madiha is an avid travel enthusiast and an active volunteer for settling new immigrants in Canada

Stephen Bell

DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL, CADRES INTÉRIMAIRES

Brian Alpern

Brian Alpern is a Partner in the Executive Interim Management Practice with LHH Knightsbridge in Toronto.

 

Brian’s expertise is recruiting senior leaders for short-term assignments.  Highly skilled at assessing talent, Brian places executives within 5-10 days to help companies address skills gaps, capacity concerns or other strategic interests, often ones that involve major change initiatives. 

 

Over his career, Brian has been recognized for his strong consultative style and ability to provide out of the box strategic insight in helping his clients improve their business.  A direct, thoughtful communicator with a vast network, Brian prides himself on being able to attract exceptional talent to his clients.

 

Prior to his time in executive search, Brian was a Senior Consultant in LHH Knightsbridge’s career transition business, helping individuals and groups during career transitions by providing coaching and facilitating workshops on self-assessment, self-marketing, researching, interviewing, networking and resume-writing.


Steve Koddermann

Steve Koddermann is a Partner in the Executive Interim Management practice with Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge in Toronto.

Steve has a wealth of experience spanning a nearly 20 year career in recruitment. He crafted his skills at a leading global contingency recruitment company specializing in finance and IT, before operating his own boutique search firm. Prior to that Steve worked as an SAP consultant at AT&T, as well as held various positions ranging from Manager, Financial Reporting to Controller at a number of organizations in the real estate space.  

Over his career, Steve has demonstrated an ability to partner with his clients to understand the unique challenges facing their business and provide innovative recruitment solutions, while ensuring a strong cultural fit. He prides himself on being able to attract exceptional talent for his clients by drawing upon his extensive network. All the while operating with the utmost integrity and ‘doing the right thing’.

At Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge, Steve’s focus is on Executive interim solutions, which requires him to understand a company’s needs and deliver a shortlist within 5 business days. The large database of talent at Knightsbridge alongside their network of our associates, plus our proactive recruitment ensures we can find the best Executive talent for our clients.

Steve has worked across a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, pharmaceutical/biotech, medical devices, telecom, transportation, energy, technology, construction, mining, real estate, consumer and corporate services, health care, consumer goods, not-for-profit, financial services, entertainment, advertising and media.

 

Jason Coelho

Research Consultant

Jason Coelho is a Search Consultant in the Executive Interim Management Practice with LHH Knightsbridge in Toronto.


LHH Knightsbridge's Executive Interim Management is the largest Interim search practice in Canada, placing qualified executives in highly strategic Interim engagements. 

As a Consultant, Jason works directly with the Executive Interim Management Partners to manage the recruitment process, conduct a thorough market scan and execute on all recruitment delivery activities

Kevin Tennant

Partner

Kevin Tennant is a Partner in the Executive Interim Management practice with LHH Knightsbridge in Toronto.  He serves LHH Knightsbridge’s Financial Services clients.

Kevin has a wealth of experience spanning a 30-year career in recruitment in the Canadian Marketplace.  He transitioned to a career in recruiting after cutting his teeth as an IT technology professional.  He was groomed by a pair of agency owners who were intent on professionalizing the nascent recruiting business into a professional services firm.  Kevin quickly established himself as a top Account Manager and built an impressive client base which included MicroSoft, IBM and CIBC. 


Having accomplished a lot in IT staffing, Kevin was attracted to the cloud software field (before it was known as cloud) and worked with Taleo, Workopolis and HireDesk (now Talemetry) to help organizations make use of the Internet to extend their reach into the talent marketplace and streamline their processes. 


Upon joining Hays in 2005, Kevin transitioned to working as a Senior Accounting and Finance Recruiter and helped grow the Hays brand in the GTA marketplace.  Having demonstrated an interest in working on senior retained searches, Kevin narrowed his focus to the Financial Services sector and extended his working to Technology, Risk, Compliance and Investment Banking functions.  This has led to his current role serving the Financial Services sector at LHH Knightsbridge.


Being a big believer in continuous learning, Kevin completed his MBA in 2018.  His dissertation delved into how organizations can make their voluntary turnover reduction and employee retention efforts more “generation friendly”, accounting for some of the differences in expectations and motivations displayed by people who identify with Boomer, Gen-X and Millennial cohorts.  This research has created a platform where Kevin is able to help Executives understand the role of trust in voluntary turnover and retention and how they can build and maintain trust.