Keynote Executive Search

Find. Fit. Perform.

Executive Search & Recruitment

50% of leaders fail within 2 years.
Keynote Search finds people you are looking for, screens them more effectively and supports their success with dedicated executive coaching.
One inclusive price. Success-based guarantee.

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Find

Enhanced search that allows us to speak to hundreds of people on your behalf.

Our process leverages our expert delivery team’s experience combined with cutting-edge technology to find and attract exceptional talent.

Fit

Every search includes predictive psychometric assessments with an exhaustive interview process.

Predictive psychometric assessments, A.I. & data-driven scoring, and a thorough interview process to ensure we find the right fit.

Perform

Ensure optimal performance of your new executive with our post-placement support.

One-on-one executive coaching and our Mastermind Executive Leadership Development Program to support executive hires with industry leading practices.

One customized solution. One inclusive price. Success is our guarantee.

Our executive search is backed by a 12 month guarantee. Everything we do from the enhanced search to extensive screening and post-placement support is all included under one transparent fee.

Learn more about how our executive search and recruitment services can help you find the right person to help your organization succeed.

Our Executive Search Team

Using our search processes, we have found and developed a team of experts that work together to help you with your search needs. Everything from identifying and creating compelling position profiles, sourcing candidates, assessing fit, evaluating and interviewing, selecting and even onboarding and coaching for your new hires.

The Evolving Role of Senior Finance Executives: Interview with Yue Cao

While operational roles have been a key focus during the past couple of months, finance executives have been just as busy adapting to constant change and forecasting during the unknown. Our Talent Associate, Christine Colverson, sat down with our Controller, Yue Cao, to ask her some burning questions about how senior finance roles have changed during the pandemic.

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Latest Opportunities

View our latest executive search opportunities.

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Testimonials

We are proud to work with some exceptional companies in a wide variety of industries.

It is so easy to get lost in the business, to the point where working on the business is sacrificed. Our experience with Keynote allowed us to achieve our goals without sacrifice. Their professionalism, knowledge and understanding of the market combined with the time taken to understand our objectives, made our expansion seamless. Their process took all of the guess work out of our hands which gave us the ability to move forward efficiently and effortlessly.”
Matt Carr
I was lucky enough to work with the Keynote team on several occasions. I appreciate the work they do and do very well. They find hundreds of potential candidates that can do the job, present the top candidates that they have thoroughly evaluated to fit within our company, and help to onboard and ensure their long-term success. I would strongly recommend using them to find the best person that will succeed.
Andrew Emmans
Keynote took a keen interest in all facets of our organization to ensure they had a grasp on how a potential candidate could provide executive leadership, value and fit within our culture. They went above and beyond to market the opportunity to a targeted group of individuals that they had screened in-depth to ensure that an extremely impressive short-list of candidates was presented for review by the Board’s Executive Search Committee.
Ian Sherman
Chair - Board of Directors - Ottawa Board of Trade