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Stephen Bell

Managing Partner, Executive Interim Management
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Stephen Bell

Managing Partner, Executive Interim Management
+1 416 928-4548

Stephen Bell is the Managing Partner in the Executive Interim Management Practice with LHH Knightsbridge in Toronto.

 

Steve has a wealth of experience spanning a 20 year career in recruitment working in Europe and North America. He honed his skills at a top tier contingency recruitment company in the UK before opening his own boutique search firm in the late 1990’s. He then worked with Michael Page leading a division of their Public and Not for Profit business which included starting their healthcare interim practice. Steve moved to Canada with Michael Page and was headhunted to run the Canadian entities of Spherion which included a boutique search firm and he launched a technology recruitment brand.  These were acquired by Randstad Canada where Steve was asked to lead their Executive Search practice before joining Wal-Mart Canada where he ran their Canadian talent acquisition teams.

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Brian Alpern

Partner, Executive Interim Management
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Brian Alpern

Partner, Executive Interim Management
+1 416 928-4557

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.


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Steve Koddermann

Partner, Executive Interim Management
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Steve Koddermann

Partner, Executive Interim Management
+1 416 928-4620

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.

 
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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

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Kevin Tennant

Partner
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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.


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Jessica Renzella

Research Manager
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Jessica Renzella

Research Manager

Jessica Renzella is the Research Manager for the Executive Interim Management practice at LHH Knightsbridge’s Toronto office. She leads all recruitment delivery and research efforts.

Jessica has been with LHH Knightsbridge since 2015, where she worked her way up from a consultant role. She is motivated to find the best possible talent for challenging and unique executive roles and takes pride in leading the recruitment delivery for the largest Executive Interim practice in the country. She directly manages searches primarily at the C-level and VP-level in the healthcare, financial services, government, consumer goods and retail sectors. Prior to her work with LHH Knightsbridge, she worked as a recruitment consultant placing candidates in permanent and temporary roles at the management level and had a brief career in corporate human resources.


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Erica De Gannes

Executive Assistant
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Erica De Gannes

Executive Assistant

Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge presents candidates with the right skills, industry knowledge and cultural fit for your organization.  With a dedicated roster of highly qualified, pre-screened leaders, we provide a rigorous, fast and low-risk solution to your urgent talent needs.

  • Leverage our robust database of vetted interim executives, with a solid record of delivering results
  • Achieve short and long term objectives with interim leaders who understand your organizational mandates
  • Fill critical talent gaps across levels, functions and geographies

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