CALGARY (December 12, 2022) – Leading talent advisory firm DHR Global announces it has acquired the Prairies offices (Calgary and Saskatoon) of executive search firm Boyden. This move strengthens DHR’s presence in Canada, adding 12 partner, associate and administrative professionals to the DHR Calgary office and expanding its expertise to serve clients across functions and key industries.
Now one of the largest executive search practices in Western Canada, DHR’s Calgary office is a key provider of executive search, emerging leader search and leadership consulting, in partnership with its offices in Toronto, Montreal and Saskatoon. The firm’s Canadian operations are led from Calgary by Bryan Arthur as Managing Partner, Canada.
“DHR has seen substantial growth in Canada, and we’re excited to continue on that path with the acquisition of the Calgary and Saskatoon offices of Boyden” said Arthur. “We look forward to collaborating with our new team members as we bring the best executive talent to more organizations in Calgary and throughout all of Canada.”
“We’re pleased to build on our reach, resources and relationships in Canada with the acquisition of Boyden’s Calgary office,” said Geoff Hoffmann, CEO of DHR. “With a combined local team of 26 professionals, we are expanding our footprint throughout the world and helping our clients achieve their talent goals.”
“We have had amazing discussions with our new colleagues at DHR. There is total alignment in how we respect our people, value our many clients and believe that coming together will be positive for everyone,” said Kevin Gregor, Managing Partner, Boyden. “In creating one of Western Canada’s largest search firms, we believe that the best is yet to come for both our team and clients!”
The Boyden Prairies partners joining DHR through this acquisition include Kevin J. Gregor, Dan Brown and Kenny Gregor, adding to DHR’s existing expertise in the industrial, energy, nonprofit and education sectors. They are joined by eight talented team members who deliver the administrative and research support that drive superior client results.
Kevin J. Gregor joins DHR as Managing Partner. Gregor has gained broad industry expertise over the course of 30 years in business and community leadership. He works with private and public sector organizations, with a focus on board and C-suite recruitment, predominantly in the energy, utilities, education and industrial sectors. Gregor also has extensive experience in corporate governance and is an ICD.D certified director.
Dan Brown joins DHR as Partner. Based in Saskatoon, Brown has built lasting client relationships through outstanding service and sound advice over the course of more than 15 years in executive search. He partners with public and private sector clients, primarily boards, owners and C-level decision makers, to source top talent and develop high-performing executive teams, recruiting from across Canada and abroad.
Kenny Gregor joins DHR as Associate Partner. Gregor is a dedicated executive search professional with over 10 years’ experience, working across various practice areas in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He is involved in all aspects, including research, strategy, candidate identification and relationship management. A versatile resource and trusted advisor, he has built a strong track record of senior placements.
About DHR Global
DHR is a leading, privately-held provider of executive search, leadership consulting and emerging leader search solutions in more than 50 markets spanning 22 countries. With expertise in more than 20 industries and functional areas, DHR pairs clients with resourceful consultants who have the most experience in their world. For more than 30 years, DHR has solved talent challenges by being connected, accountable, attentive, and prepared to hit the ground running to ensure clients have the best talent available. The firm’s emerging leader search services are delivered through Jobplex, a DHR company. For more information on DHR, visit www.dhrglobal.com.