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Frank Huggins
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Canadian Leadership Development Boutique Hires Managing Director
Managing Director, Human Capital Services Firm

We were hired by our client to replace the founding CEO.


Human Capital Services

Executive Office

Managing Director


Our client was a privately held Canadian firm that had been led by the founder for 3 decades. It was time for him to pull back, so he hired Mandrake to find his replacement.

The strategy was to find a practitioner who could lead. Owing to the small size of the business, our Managing Director had to be able to do it all: sell, deliver, coach, mentor, develop product, advance best practices and recruit. The mandate focussed on professional services leaders who were well rounded practice leaders.

The winning candidate had previously held a series of increasingly strong leadership roles in several multinational Human Capital Services businesses. To her, this mandate was an opportunity to bring her knowledge and expertise to a smaller firm where she could drive the bus and earn some equity. To the satisfaction of clients, staff, and ownership she integrated well and moved the needle.
“Frank found us a good one!”

"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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