Our reputation–50 years in the making–has been built on transformative searches across functions and geographies at the very highest levels of management and operations.
We have assembled an elite team of partners with hands-on experience and extensive industry knowledge across all major industries at the very highest levels of management and operations. Our search teams are successful in working across a broad range of sectors, from early stage privately funded firms and foundations, to global organizations, institutions and all levels of government. We serve as consultants to our clients on all matters pertaining to human capital needs, including succession planning, compensation assessment, recruitment strategies and competitive analyses.
We are dedicated to cultivating more diverse and inclusive workplaces for ourselves, our clients and our industry at large. We take an approach to our work that is designed to address inclusion in our overall search process and candidate slates and respond to client desires to enhance diversity in their organizations.
In addition to executive search, we leverage our skills and networks to also provide agile talent solutions in the form of flexible and on-demand advisory solutions for companies looking for support in strategy and operations.
At its root, our business is about people – specifically, our ability to connect our clients with the right talent for their organization. We do this by using our expert knowledge, experience, training and process to identify, assess and attract a diverse slate of highly-qualified candidates in a way that benefits the reputation of our clients and our profession.
These words are more than a sales pitch, they are tested and true. We track our client and candidate satisfaction using Net Promoter® Score methodology, and our scores are comparable to some of the world’s most respected brands. Not surprisingly, the majority of our assignments come from existing clients and referrals.
With offices and partners across North America and Europe, and affiliation agreements with organizations in Asia Pacific, we are able to give our clients market coverage and access to talent across the globe. This allows us to serve our clients in a much more integrated way, with a seamless global team of professionals who have a similar focus on excellent client service and quality execution.
We were one of the first executive search firms to become a public company in 1989 (TSX: CWL), and are the only Canadian-owned, top-20 global search firm today. We founded and continue to promote prestigious award programs, including Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year™ and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™.
Our global network and common commitment to our firm, our time-proven search process and broad expertise, our optimal size and infrastructure, and our ability to truly connect with clients and their organizations all allows us to recruit and develop world-class leadership teams.
We believe great talent will transform an organization, turning potential into success. At Caldwell, our purpose is to enable organizations to thrive and succeed by helping them identify, recruit and retain the best people.
We love the work we do and the impact we have on the success of our clients and our candidates.
At Caldwell, our purpose is to enable organizations to thrive and succeed by helping them identify, develop and retain the best people. We believe great talent will transform an organization, turning potential into success. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to helping organizations find, grow and keep their best people. We work tirelessly together, across offices, competencies and geographies, committed to a common belief in the transformational power of great people.
We do the work
When you engage Caldwell, the partners you meet will actually do the work. We will personally consult with you to fully understand the assignment, create and implement the strategy for candidate attraction, write the role profile, draft the litmus test of key criteria, identify target organizations, interview and assess a diverse slate of candidates, prepare and present the list of recommended candidates, schedule and support the interview process, brief and debrief candidates, and assist you in assessment, selection, and offer negotiation. We do the execution ourselves to assure your satisfaction.
Every search at Caldwell begins with fresh research. Every client is different. Every need is different. Every search we do draws on our experience and networks, but is built on a uniquely constructed search plan – the right candidate is often found in unexpected places.
We strike the right balance
Our size gives us the resources and market presence of an international firm, yet allows us to remain nimble and highly accountable to our clients. Simply put, each client and every assignment is singularly important to us.
Due to our size by design, we have relatively wide open hunting grounds. We are not constrained by off-limits requirements in the way that some of our larger competitors are.
Transparency and accountability
Caldwell became a public company in June 1989 and was the first executive search firm to do so.