Career Transition:

If your employer has provided you with Career Transition Support through Gallagher, click here to get started.

Get Support With:
  • Career planning + assessment
  • Resume development + optimization
  • Creating your professional online profile
  • Networking training + events
  • Interview preparation

Executive Search

Exceptional leadership is vital for the success and future security of every organization.

At Gallagher, we have a proven 25-year track record in executive search. Using our deep expertise, local relationships, and national connections, our team of 30+ executive-search professionals work with clients and candidates from 14 offices across Canada.

Our Approach

Our team applies a proven process that combines industry research, functional expertise, scientific assessment, and coaching to identify and secure executive candidates that possess the right skills and experience to produce results for your organization.

Evaluation as a Point of Difference

To assess a candidate’s leadership style, natural capabilities, development opportunities, and cultural fit our executive search team uses the SuccessFinder Assessment.

With the unbiased, scientific data captured through SuccessFinder we can predict a leader’s likelihood of success and satisfaction in a role with 85% or higher accuracy. Once an executive has been selected, we can use the same report to provide coaching in the first 90 days that will enable the executive to integrate and add value quickly.

Why Choose Optimum Talent as Your Executive Search Firm?

Proven track record. When using our holistic process, 94% of the leaders we place remain with the organization for two or more years.

Local market knowledge + national coverage.
When you work with Gallagher you are guaranteed the collective expertise of 260 professionals. Our team has deep local market knowledge and strong ties to their communities, which enables them to identify exceptional candidates quickly. And, through our global partnership with the Career Star Group we can source international executives.

Full suite of talent services. 
In addition to Executive Search, we provide Leadership Assessment + Development and Career Transition + Outplacement services for many organizations.

Scientific rigour.
The SuccessFinder Assessment provides our team with valuable unbiased data to help make candidate decisions. This translates into better results for our clients.

Honoured to Be Voted As a
Top 60 Canadian Recruiter

Gallagher (formally Optimum Talent) was listed as a Top 60 Canadian Recruiter in Hunt Scanlon’s latest Executive Search Review focused on the Canadian Executive Search Market. Read more here!