MONTREAL, March 2, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Boyden, a global leader in executive search with 70 offices in over 40 countries, today announced that the organization will open an office in Montreal, Quebec, expanding its Canada-wide presence among the largest retained search firms.
Roger T. Duguay, previously Managing Partner at Odgers Berndtson in Montreal and one of the most well-known leadership experts in the region, will lead the new team. Boyden’s Montreal office will open this week with Duguay as Managing Partner.
In the past year, over 100 experienced search professionals have joined Boyden’s teams in Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver, building Boyden into one of Canada’s most experienced executive search firms.
“Roger is an amazing talent and he is the right addition to lead our launch in Montreal, which is a critical market to extend our growth in Canada and the Americas,” said Trina Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation. “Roger brings a dynamic background in C-suite and senior leadership advisory, making him an invaluable resource for Canadian boards and company leaders.”
“Boyden is a pioneering firm with global reach and a strong U.S. presence. This will be a great combination for our clients in Quebec,” said Mr. Duguay. “Boyden shares my commitment to delivering exceptional client-centric service with a strong global brand in a truly multicultural organization. I am thrilled to join Boyden’s global team and to reunite with my Canadian colleagues, which will be a fantastic advantage for my clients.”
Duguay brings 20 years of experience in management, talent strategy and human capital development with the private and public sector in Business and Professional Services, Financial Services, Industrial and Media & Entertainment. His consulting expertise includes leadership assessment, organizational engagement, change management and executive compensation.
“We’re delighted that Roger has made the decision to join Boyden,” said Jim Harmon, a Managing Partner of Boyden Toronto. “The new Montreal office not only strengthens our ability to serve clients in Quebec, it significantly enhances our reach into Quebec on behalf of all our clients, particularly those requiring leaders competent in both official languages.”
Prior to Odgers Berndtson, Duguay worked for 10 years at Hewitt Associates, an international management consulting firm. He later served as Executive Vice President at a Montreal-based high tech company.
During his Ph.D. studies in organizational behaviour at HEC Montréal, Duguay conducted research on motivation, mobilisation and leadership of senior executives. He also earned his MBA from HEC Montréal, as well as a bachelor’s degree in actuarial sciences and a certificate in statistical economics from Université Laval. He is also a certified corporate director with the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).
Duguay serves on several boards including Jeunesses Musicales of Canada Foundation, the Montréal International Musical Competition, the avant-garde artistic company Lemieux Pilon 4D Art, and the Trioomph Foundation.
In the fall, Duguay will unveil a new book on best approaches to making outstanding first impressions at the executive level. The book, based on more than 1,000 interviews with senior management and professionals, will be published by Les Editions La Presse.