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Team Member

Chris Heselton

Chris has a sterling track record in Executive Search & Human Capital Consulting spanning the past 8 years. Leveraging his industry experience and extensive network in Financial Services, he prides himself on his ability to develop an intimate knowledge of his clients’ business model, competitive landscape, culture, and market niche.

His expertise in Financial Services, Start-Ups, Technology, Professional Services, and Private Equity have afforded him the privilege of partnering with North American market-leaders to implement highly effective bespoke talent management solutions. He excels at identifying and attracting C-Suite and Executive Talent, implementing large-scale leadership development and executive coaching programs, and advising clients on how to effectively leverage Optimum Talent’s proprietary HR technologies for assessment and outplacement.

Chris specializes in supporting marquis clients who are undergoing significant growth, scaling and transforming their operations, navigating restructurings and M&A activity, as well as helping prepare leadership teams for the future. Seen as a trusted advisor, he closely collaborates with senior leadership teams to deploy impactful and unique human capital solutions.

Having lived in seven countries and being versed in multiple languages (English, French, German & Spanish), Chris draws from this global perspective to form lasting relationships with clients ranging from Fortune 100’s to high profile Start-Ups.

Currently Vice President, Business Development – Integrated Talent Management with Optimum Talent in Toronto, Chris advises a broad-array of Clients across Optimum Talent’s full suite of offerings. Outside of work, Chris volunteers with Covenant House, Scott’s Mission and is an active member of the Toronto Board of Trade.

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