About Us

Overview    Our Team    Our Values

Alexander Whitehead Executive Search Inc. is a boutique consulting firm providing advisory services to our global clients in the areas of executive and senior management searches. We work within the industrial sector, specifically the fields of oil & gas, mining, energy, forestry, transportation, and construction. Our clients also include the public sector, post-secondary institutions, and not-for-profit organizations requiring Board Directors and executive leadership.

As trusted advisors, our priorities are meeting our clients’ needs and delivering results to their timelines. We establish collaborative partnerships with each client and operate within a shared investment, shared reward relationship, resulting in the identification of the best candidate in the marketplace.


Our clients benefit from the dedicated, active leadership of both Managing Partners leading each assignment. Supported by a team of researchers and administrative professionals, our search expertise spans several sectors and functions, and our consulting projects include leadership advisory services, compensation benchmarking, talent mapping, and succession planning.

Michael Alexander


Michael has over 15 years of search experience executing senior executive placements across a broad range of business sectors which include mining, renewable energy, forestry, construction, financial services and information technology.

Prior to founding Alexander Whitehead, Michael was part of the global mining team and industrial practice at Korn Ferry International. Michael is experienced in all levels of search, from Board Directorships, senior management to C-suite positions, and he has established a reputation among many western Canadian based organizations for delivering results on technically and geographically complex search assignments. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts. He speaks English, French and conversational Spanish.

To contact Michael, email or call 604.428.2800, ext: 11

Terry Whitehead


Terry has over 15 years of experience in client relationship management. Prior to founding Alexander Whitehead, Terry served in progressively senior business development positions in Alberta, British Columbia, and the United States before transitioning to a senior leadership role in executive search for a global recruitment firm. Terry was responsible for advancing its mining division and launching the executive search practice. Within the natural resources and industrial sectors, he successfully concluded searches at the board, executive, and senior management levels.

Terry is an active community volunteer and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Vancouver International Film Festival. Terry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Lethbridge and has completed several industry-related courses and seminars.

To contact Terry, email or call 604.428.2800, ext: 13

Sam Morris


Sam has over ten years of talent acquisition experience, primarily in the industrial sector, with a focus on servicing clients in the forestry and mining sectors across western Canada.

Prior to joining Alexander Whitehead, Sam worked in progressively senior client management roles in Canada and the United Kingdom. In Canada, he worked for a large multinational recruitment firm where he launched the forestry division serving clients based across Canada and the United States. During this time, Sam successfully completed searches for clients ranging from large publicly-traded companies to smaller privately held forest product producers. In addition to his work in forestry, Sam also has experience in mining, manufacturing, construction, and financial services.

Sam attended Northumbria University in the United Kingdom and focused his studies in Real Estate Management. He is an active member of the community and is involved with a number of local charities.

To contact Sam, email or call 604.428.2800, ext: 12


We understand the critical role we play in advancing the futures of our clients and candidates. Establishing a collaborative partnership with our clients based on a shared investment, shared reward philosophy is essential to our mutual success.

We value the honest and confidential exchange of information and with our clients and candidates.

We strive for continuous improvement and actively seek feedback from our clients and candidates at the conclusion of each assignment. This feedback is the basis of our evaluation and thus ensures every member of our team is operating with the best interests of our clients and candidates in mind.

Community Investment

Alexander Whitehead invests in the communities in which we work and live. We do this through volunteerism and corporate philanthropy. We are proud members of 1% For The Planet. As members, we donate 1% of our revenue to support member charities committed to creating a healthy planet. For details, click here.