A Leading Executive Search Firm In Canada

StoneWood Group Inc. is one of the leading Executive Search Firms in Canada. We specialize in executive search and recruiting in a variety of sectors, including the technology sector. Established in 1981, we excel in finding talented executive level candidates for our client organizations.

Defining the Best in Executive Search

Executive talent drives organizational success, so every hiring decision you make is critical to collective performance.

The search for talent - finding the ideal candidate and ensuring a perfect fit - is both an art and a science. It integrates the latest search methods, assessment technologies, online tracking tools and international databases. And combines the experience, wisdom and industry knowledge of specialized consultants.

This is how StoneWood Group defines excellence in executive search, and we are proud to have built exceptional client relationships on the strength of our services. Our consultants look forward to finding the very best leaders for your organization.

Our experience and expertise makes us one of the leading executive search firms in Canada.

Worldwide Access

We are a member of Access Search Partners, a global leader in executive search with offices in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and South America.

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A word (or two) to the first-time CEO December 24, 2014 at 10:57 AM
First time CEO? Take heed. How you behave, the image you project, the values by which you govern yourself, they're all part of the recipe for success - or failure. My father is a wise man. He once shared an expression with me that has remained at the forefront of my thoughts with every company I join: A fish always rots from the head. In other words, whatever a company's successes, failures, or dysfunctions, they stem from the top.
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The Transition Master July 16, 2009
An Interview with Robert Glegg, CEO of 2Source Manufacturing. Robert Glegg founded Glegg Water Conditioning, Inc. in 1978. Over the next two decades he built the Guelph, Ontario-based water treatment firm to a $150mm per year powerhouse before selling it to General Electric in 1999.
Never Ever Quit! June 28, 2009
An Interview with Castek Founders Fay and Yung Wu - Castek Software was founded in 1990 by siblings Yung and Fay Wu, along with a third partner who exited the business in 1999. Initially funded with $60,000 in credit card debt, the partners nurtured the firm into a successful and profitable international enterprise software company, with revenues approaching $40mm, and double that in committed order backlog. The founders risked it all and raised $70mm over three major financing rounds in an effort to become the leading insurance software vendor in the market.
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Organizations hire executives to either fit into their corporate culture or to help change it. Corporate culture is among a constellation of ‘fit' considerations. Tasks and responsibilities are ‘what' organizations want undertaken which drives the requisite experience and skills for a given role. Performance measures are what organizations need delivered in order for an executive to be considered successful in a role. Motivation is the degree, duration and intensity with which employees ‘will', or won't, pursue those performance measures. And finally, corporate culture is ‘how' all this will be carried out, how priorities will be established, decisions will be made, and how people will work together collectively. Unfortunately, for many organizations, articulating ‘how things work around here' is a constant work-in-progress, a mishmash of how things are and how they should or could be. It is a particularly challenging issue for organizations whose leaders struggle to understand the impact of their own behaviors.
Context is the set of conditions that defines a particular organization. It includes location, structure, culture, political environment, competition, employee demographics, ownership, financial resources, markets and strategy. Context affects the characteristics of a business, its prevailing attitudes and behaviors. Early stage companies differ from mature companies; cash-starved companies differ from those rich in resources; Israeli companies differ from Korean companies; a branch office differs from a head office environment; and a family business differs from a professionally managed enterprise. Most importantly perhaps, the people who thrive in one context cannot be assumed to thrive in another.
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