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Global Distributor of Premium Beer Hires President/CEO
President, Chief Executive Officer

Our client, the #1 selling super premium import beer in Canada and the USA, challenged us to find an exceptional executive with extensive international experience in brand building, operations, innovation, and international market expansion. The search concluded with the placement of an outstanding candidate who fit the clients’ objectives for specific criteria and unique talent with exceptional experience in building a brand portfolio and world class operations.


Consumer Products & Services

Executive Office

President, Chief Executive Officer


Our client is a leading company in brewing, distribution and sale of beer together in a joint venture partnership with Canada’s leading brewing and marketing company.   The joint venture gave our client an excellent opportunity for growth in Canada, their second most important export market.   Our task was to find an individual with Global industry and consumer goods experience who would drive key strategies, be expert at decision making and problem solving, task orientation, leadership skills and exceptional people skills.   This individual also needs to be capable of interfacing with the joint venture partner executive team around the globe.   We were engaged to source this individual.

We were referred to the client by the client’s joint venture partner in Canada.    Their objective was to hire a seasoned executive with a breadth of global experience and leadership and managerial skills to cultivate a national strategy for the growth and expansion of the company’s business and brand portfolio.

We undertook a thorough international search to identify and present candidates with leading industry, territory and competency experience.   We identified global talent in Europe and North America who were open to relocating to Canada.

The new President, Chief Executive Officer is an industry veteran, and brings extensive global knowledge and industry expertise to the leadership team.  Our success placing a highly competent President, CEO will enhance the company’s future success and growth objectives.

"Stefan is not only an Executive Consultant with a track record of few hundred completed C-level searches, but the CEO of one of Canadian's best Executive Search and HR Consultancy firm. He is a strategic advisor to numerous senior level executives (Supervisory Boards and Board of Directors) as well as a coach and mentor to many professionals. His entrepreneurship experiences, abilities and achievements are both well recognized and appreciated by world's known YPO. He is a person one can trust, rely on, expect that he would deliver, enjoy his companion and sense a of humor, admire his wisdom and values, and respect him for what he stands for both as his family is concerned and the business he runs. What is quite unique about him is that being extremely blessed to be successful, he constantly remembers about those less fortunate and in need. He is an initiator of many undertakings to raise money, support and help others financially. One of the few ones that I would dream to work with if I had a chance to. Without any hesitation I would encourage any of my Clients to work with Stefan in Canada."
Daniel Lewczuk
CEO at Executive Network/IMD International Search
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