This expansion further strengthens DHR’s footprint, and supports the firms focus on growing across Canada.
With over ten years’ experience in the executive search industry, Plourde will establish and lead the firms Montreal office. He specializes in the advanced technology sector, and bringing his reputation of quality, professionalism, and transparency to his clients around the world.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to join such an innovative global firm,” stated Plourde. “DHR’s collaborative spirit between the Partners will ultimately offer my clients more resources and access to the best talent available. I look forward to creating a successful office in Montreal and further strengthening DHR’s presence in Canada.”
Gradek joins DHR as a Partner in the Global Aerospace & Defense Practice Group, with over a decade of experience in executive search. Gradek has a deep understanding, and a unique and comprehensive perspective to transportation and aviation organizations, using his over 30 years of previous experience within the industries to support and find best in class talent for his clients.
“It is a very exciting time to join the firm. Fresh off a rebrand and a new office, I am excited to be on the ground floor to help shape DHR’s success in this new market,” said Gradek. “In this role, I will be able to utilize the firm’s extensive resources to better connect my clients with top talent to achieve their goals.”
With a combined 24 years in executive search, Plourde and Gradek specialize in solving talent challenges, delivering exceptional, hands-on service to their clients.
For more than 30 years, DHR has been delivering outstanding results for clients and candidates while creating a value-driven, collaborative experience for our team members. Today, thanks to the hard work and dedication of so many, DHR has become one of the largest talent advisory firms in the world with a footprint across more than 50 cities and 22 countries. With reach, resourcefulness, and relationships, we continually express our commitment to excellence. And, at the heart of this progress, has been our people and their ability to connect – with clients, with candidates, and with each other.