Services

  • Senior Executive Search
  • Board Search
  • Evaluation of Executive Team
Partner

Marie-Claude Laliberté

Partner

Areas of expertise

Professional background

Ms. Marie-Claude Laliberté has more than 12 years experience as a Human Resources Generalist within a Corporate environment. Her experience has allowed her to develop a high degree of flexibility and understanding of business issues on both operational and strategic levels.

In 1998, after completing her Masters in Orientation and Counselling at Université Laval, Ms. Laliberté obtained a role with a recruitment firm in Montreal. In 2000, she started her company and quickly built an interesting clientele for whom she carried out various assignments for personnel search and potential evaluation.

In 2004, she joined Bombardier Inc. on a contract as a Recruitment Specialist. This role rapidly evolved into a permanent role as Senior Human Resources Business Partner within the corporation. Her responsibilities included strategic recruitment for Bombardier Inc. as well as supporting the organization as a Generalist. In 2009, she joined Bombardier Aerospace as a member of the VPHR management committee. She supported members of the following executive committees: Business Aircraft Sales, Strategy and International Business Development, Structured Finance, Finance, Communications and Public Affairs as well as Legal and Contracts. Supporting teams worldwide, she had to ensure the full comprehension and integration of HR best practices in relation to the Company’s strategic objectives and operational requirements, in a complex, ever changing international environment. Her interpersonal, coaching and integration skills allowed her to mentor and support the management in various human resources issues. She was closely involved in all talent management and succession planning processes and places great importance on identifying the best talent.

She left Bombardier in July 2016 to join a recruitment firm as Vice President of the Montreal office. As part of her duties, she has managed recruitment processes for Human Resources, Finance, Legal and Strategy functions. She joined GXB in April 2017 as Partner.

Partner

Emmanuel Boileau

Partner

Areas of expertise

Professional background

Emmanuel Boileau is one of the founding members of GXB Leadership. For over 20 years, Mr. Boileau has executed mandates for medium and large public or private companies. His extensive experience, particularly in recruiting senior and middle management for the consumer goods and manufacturing industry, makes him a highly sought-after professional.

Mr. Boileau assists medium and large organizations in identifying and defining future executives’ leadership qualities. He also provides services to clients in SMEs, governments and subsidiaries of foreign companies. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Boileau has taken part in recruiting more than 250 professionals and corporate executives. His expertise, coupled with powerful recruitment tools, has resulted in the placement of candidates who immediately created value for the client organizations.

Areas of expertise

Aerospace, mining and metals, manufacturing, retail, food industry, high technology, financial services.

Executive assistant, executive search
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Maria Lisa Orgera

Executive assistant, executive search

Ms. Maria Lisa Orgera has more than 10 years of experience in
management recruitment firms. She joined the GXB Leadership team in March 2010 as an Executive Assistant.

Professional background

Ms. Orgera began her career as a senior-level assistant with a high technology company specializing in the development and manufacturing of commercial batteries. Her numerous responsibilities, from coordinating and planning services to providing support to the various company departments have allowed her to see the big picture in terms of organisational stakes. She was eventually promoted to the vice-president’s corporate team after expressing an interest in human resources. She graduated from Edouard-Montpetit College in office systems technology.

Principal Achievements

Throughout her career, Ms. Orgera has taken an active part in various organisational projects:

  • Management of internal and external training files for recruiting purposes and to anticipate professional development needs within the entire organization;
  • Preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the board of directors;
  • Monthly budget reporting concerning the human resources department;
  • Program and special events coordination;
  • Statistical reports;
  • Coordination of Canadian and American work permit applications in partnership with law firms;
  • Coordination of activities at the company’s career center in order to help employees in their career transitions;
  • Support for the integration of new employees;
  • Actively involved in the research center to achieve organisational efficiency for senior executives;
  • Actively involved in the development of computerized recruiting systems;
  • Supervision of candidates as part of their potential assessment process.
Partner

Philippe Bourbonnais

Partner

Areas of expertise

Professional background

Philippe Bourbonnais has over 20 years’ experience in human capital management. Before joining GXB Leadership as a Partner, Mr. Bourbonnais was Senior Client Partner at Korn/Ferry International. During his 11 years at Korn/Ferry, he held various positions including Life Sciences Practice Leader for Canada, as well as Global Account Leader for one of the firm’s major clients. He has led several national and international projects aimed at recruiting high-caliber executives for management teams and boards of directors of private and public companies, both in Canada and internationally.

Mr. Bourbonnais has also developed expertise in the area of corporate social responsibility through his involvement in the Prix Québécois de l’entreprise citoyenne, an initiative recognizing Quebec companies that stand out as role models for their sustainable business practices. He started his career with Illsley Bourbonnais, a Canadian leader in human capital management, which was acquired by Korn/Ferry International in 2000.

Partner
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Karine Gorecki

Partner

Areas of expertise

9 years of experience in recruitment specialized in Information Technology and Finance and more than 10 years of experience in an International Bank as a Recruiting Manager and then as a Human Resources Business Partner in charge of the Career Management Team.

Professional Background

Mrs. Karine Gorecki holds a Bachelor’s degree in administration with a specialization in Financial Policy and Mathematics and in Human Resources. In 2008, after spending 9 years in various recruitment agencies specialized in Information Technology and Finance, Karine Gorecki became Head of Recruitment for an international bank in Montreal, BNP Paribas. Very quickly, she was entrusted with a larger role in the company. She was given the responsibility of the employment equity programs, the responsibility of training programs and was also offered the responsibility of a team dedicated to career management.

In 2018, Karine Gorecki left BNP Paribas and joined another International Bank, Société Générale as a Human Resources business partner for the group dedicated to Information Technology. She decided to leave the banking industry and joined the GXB team as a Partner in April 2019.

Key Strengths

Her dual experience in agencies and large companies has enabled Karine Gorecki to develop strong skills in talent identification and management as well as an ability to understand the needs and challenges companies face.

Key Achievements

As an expert in recruiting local and international talents, she was entrusted with an international growth project at BNP Paribas. The project involved the study of market depth in very specialized fields in Finance and Information Technology, the search for a strong recruitment partner, the training and coaching of the recruiting team and the managers dealing with the transformation. The key to success lied in an effective change management. And more than 300 recruitment of back office specialists, professionals, intermediate and senior executives were carried out in 3 years.

Partner

Philip Lefebvre

Partner

Areas of expertise

Professional background

Philip combines 25 years of executive search experience, including three years in a global top-5 executive search firm where he worked within the Canadian pharmaceutical and biotechnology practice. While in Canada, his focus was primarily assisting venture capital firms as well as Canadian-based biotech and pharmaceutical companies in their critical recruitment needs. Over the course of his career, he has supported clients in North America, Europe, MEA, and Asia Pacific.

In 2008, Philip relocated to Dubai to launch a firm focused on the expanding pharmaceutical industry in the Middle East and Africa. He subsequently grew his client base across emerging markets to include Asia Pacific, where he continued to support a global client base in recruiting senior talent in technical, commercial and general management roles. In addition, Philip led a top-5 multinational pharmaceutical company in structuring a research and development entity in the emerging markets for a portfolio of 3 molecules. Philip was also actively involved in supporting the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabian governments in establishing a regulated investment framework to support the growth of the biopharmaceutical and health services sectors in the region.

In 2016, Philip moved to New York City to assist in the launch of a firm in the US. Beyond his corporate development responsibilities, he remained active in supporting early stage biotech/biopharma, small and mid-sized pharmaceutical companies on the east coast in their search for executive and board talent.

In the summer of 2019, Philip returned to Montreal to support the country’s exciting life sciences industry sector. Working hand-in-hand with regional incubators, investors, and small/mid-sized companies, Philip derives a great pleasure in helping Canadian companies attract Canadian talent back home.

Leveraging a vast international network, he also enjoys matching members of the investment and scientific communities to promote new technologies emerging from the international markets of US, Israel, Singapore and China.

Our research strategies are focused on a specific objective: offering you tailored recruitment solutions that will enable us to identify the candidate who will succeed within your organization.

Our values

The success of our searches is not just based on our research strategies, search methodologies, and evaluation techniques; but also, on a set of core values of collaboration that enable us to partner with you to meet your needs.

Commitment

Driven by an unwavering determination to challenge ourselves, we personalize each process as well as the services offered according to your organizational needs. We are committed to developing strong and sustainable partnerships with our clients and putting their interests ahead of our own.

Rigor and ethics

Our search process has been developed from industry best practices. Ethics and rigor are fundamental principles in everything we do. Each mandate is treated objectively and diligently to ensure the quality, compliance, and professionalism.

Teamwork

We are convinced that collaboration and information sharing among colleagues is essential to the progression and fulfillment of our mandates. Our unified objective to successfully complete our searches contributes greatly to our success.

TRANSPARENCY

Our clients are valuable, and we nurture our relationships with them. We strive to provide a professional environment where trust, respect, discretion, and transparency reign for our clients and candidates alike. We demonstrate integrity and our communications are clear, accurate and honest about the progress of our searches, no matter what challenges we encounter.

Success

Our competency to analyze, our intellectual curiosity, trust, intuition and professionalism are attributes that characterize and differentiate us. Depending on the nature of the search, we assign the most qualified team and rigorously seek out the best candidates.

At GXB, success is a value in itself.