Industry Expertise

Forestry
Forestry is one of Canada’s most important industries, and Canada’s forest products are found in homes and businesses across North America, Asia, and Europe. Forestry sustains over 200,000 jobs in 600 large and small communities across the country. Over $65 billion in economic activity and two percent of Canada’s gross domestic product come from forestry.

Our clients include private and publicly-held forest products manufacturers operating in remote communities across Canada and across the Pacific Northwest of the United States. We specialize in identifying the next generation of forestry professionals for remote, site-based operational and finance roles and corporate executive leadership positions.

Mining

Mining is one of Canada’s most important economic sectors and is a major contributor to Canada’s gross domestic product. Canada is home to some of the industry’s leading global producers and most successful exploration companies.

Our diverse clients range from early-stage private companies and private equity firms, to large publicly-traded enterprises operating across the globe. Our clients engage us to identify, evaluate, and present candidates for senior management, executive, and governance positions ranging from site-based operational and technical roles to corporate head office C-suite leaders and Board Directors.

Public Sector
The public sector contributes to the social, economic, and cultural health of communities across western Canada, and our objective is to serve these organizations by identifying established and emerging executives capable of leading public sector enterprises into the next phase of growth and advancement.

Our clients include federal and provincial agencies, boards, and commissions; municipal governments; not-for-profit industry associations; cultural and educational institutions; health and social services organizations; and mission-driven charities.

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Appointments

Jennifer Prospero as Director, Sustainability • Eldorado Gold

Eldorado Gold announced the appointment of Jennifer Prospero as the new Director, Sustainability. Ms. Prospero was previously Manager, Sustainability at Sherritt International and served as Sustainability and Reporting Specialist at Baffinland.

Bob Gill, General Manager • Puna Operations, Argentina

SSR Mining, a growing mid-tier precious metals producer, announced the appointment of Mr. Robert Gill as General Manager of the Puna operation in the Puna region of Jujuy Province, Argentina. Mr. Gill’s previous experience…

Ryan Coombes as Deputy General Counsel • Eldorado Gold

Ryan Coombes joins Eldorado Gold as the new Deputy General Counsel. Prior to joining Eldorado Gold, Mr. Coombes was Director of Legal, North America for Ausenco and held similar senior legal positions with BHP and Kinross.

Guillermo Alcazar as Director, Infrastructure Projects • First Majestic Silver

Guillermo Alcazar was appointed Director, Infrastructure Projects for First Majestic Silver. Mr. Alcazar was most recently with BC Hydro in construction planning and previously held senior project management positions with Eldorado Gold and Hatch.

Tyler Keeling as Corporate Controller • Josemaria Resources

Josemaria Resources announced the appointment of Tyler Keeling, CPA as the new Corporate Controller. Mr. Keeling joins the company from Nevsun where he served as Controller.

John Bannerman as Chief Financial Officer • TerraLink Horticulture Inc.

John Bannerman was appointed the new Chief Financial Officer for TerraLink Horticulture. Mr. Bannerman, a CPA, was previously Chief Financial Officer for Ty-Crop Manufacturing Ltd.

Parker Snyder as General Manager • Dunkley Lumber Ltd.

Parker Snyder was appointed the General Manager for Dunkley Lumber’s newly acquired operation in Grande Cache, Alberta. Mr. Snyder was previously Plant Manager for Louisiana-Pacific and held similar roles for Tolko Industries and Georgia-Pacific.

Mr. Adnan Khan as Vice President, Strategic Capital • Pinnacle Renewable Energy

Pinnacle Renewable Energy, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of industrial wood pellets, announced the appointment of Mr. Adnan Khan as Vice President, Strategic Capital. Mr. Khan is a Professional Engineer and holds a Project Management Professional certification. He has extensive experience in process improvement, engineering and controls, project management, business development and stakeholder relations gained from a 30 year career with industry leading multinational businesses.

Scott MacKenzie, Vice President, Corporate Development • Millar Western Forest Products

Millar Western Forest Products Ltd., an integrated forest products company based in Edmonton, Alberta, has appointed Scott Makenzie as the company’s first Vice President, Corporate Development. Mr. MacKenzie was previously the Director, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning for Stuart Olson in Calgary.

Tom Pazdera, President and Unit Head • AV Terrace Bay

Tom Pazdera joins AV Terrace Bay, an operating asset of the global conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, as the President and Unit Head of their Ontario pulp operations. Mr. Pazdera has over 30 years experience in pulp manufacturing having worked for a number of industry leading producers including KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp, MeadWestvaco (now WestRock) and International Paper.

Mr. Russell Higdon as General Manager, Operations • Pinnacle Renewable Energy

Pinnacle Renewable Energy, a British Columbia based wood pellet and renewable energy producer, announced the appointment of Mr. Russell Higdon as General Manager, Operations. Mr. Higdon previously spent 30 years working in operational and regional management positions in Canada and the United States for C&C Resources and Skretting.

Blair Lockhart, Tom Loski, and Carolann Brewer, Commissioners • British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC)

British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) is the province’s regulatory body overseeing the utilities, pipelines, and ICBC. BCUC welcomes Blair Lockhart, former senior counsel with British Columbia Securities Commission; Tom Loski, a utilities executive with previous leadership experience with BC Hydro and Fortis; and Carolann Brewer, a legal professional with First Nations expertise as Full-Time Commissioners.

Peter Andrews, Vice President, Fibre and Sustainability • Millar Western Forest Products

Millar Western Forest Products, a privately held diversified wood products producer, welcomes Peter Andrews as Vice President Fibre and Sustainability. Mr. Andrews previously spent 30 years with West Fraser Timber in British Columbia and Alberta where his exposure included woodlands, manufacturing, and regional management.

Christian Dietrich, General Manager • Ecowaste Industries

Ecowaste Industries appointed Christian Dietrich as General Manager to lead the diverse and growing operations of the company. Mr. Dietrich has over 20 years of international leadership experience in waste management…

Paul Nielson, Head of Development Portfolio • Waterton Global Resource Management

Waterton Global Resource Management, a private equity firm specializing in the metals and mining sector, welcomes Paul Nielson as Head of Development Portfolio. Mr. Nielson previously served as a Senior Director for the…