Our Services

Armitage specializes in Director/CEO/COO and VP-level searches. The firm has developed in-depth expertise in staffing start-ups, fast growth companies and businesses in periods of transition. As well, working with specialist affiliates, we can offer clients complimentary strategic, funding, and corporate development advisory assistance as needed to compliment our firm's primary role on the staffing components.

The firm has evolved a reputation for consistently delivering high impact candidates through a proactive “below the radar” search approach. That approach has been refined through over 1000 assignments across multiple industry sectors. The firm’s current sectoral focus is on 5 vertical markets:

  • Financial Services/Investments/Alternative Investments
  • Information Technology/Internet Services/Multimedia
  • Clean Tech/Infrastructure
  • Real Estate
  • Health Care

The firm’s core focus is retained executive search. We conduct both one-off search assignments and also projects to build/rebuild entire management teams. Our client involvement can also extend to finding interim executives, completing internal management assessments, and also identifying strategic/joint venture partners.

Senior Executive/Board of Director/Advisory Board Search

Our main focus is executive search within the Canadian market; however, we are also active in staffing Canadian companies “going global” by working cross-border assignments jointly with U.S. and overseas affiliates. As well, we regularly recruit Board and Advisory Board members for clients.

Finding Finding Interim Executives

The firm has developed specific strengths in recruiting for companies in transition or at inflection points in their growth cycle. This can involve finding temporary CEO/COO/VP’s for public and private firms and for portfolio companies sponsored by venture capital/private equity firms, and institutional and family office investors.

Building Start-Up/Project Teams

Armitage Associates has developed unique understanding/expertise and track record around building/rebuilding high performing teams. This expertise allows us to assemble uniquely complimentary teams - either for start-ups or special projects by creatively weaving together core executive teams and contract specialty resources.

Management Assessments

We are also called on to do individual or team assessments (including arranging psychological testing) - either as part of our executive search mandates - or in advance of proposed investments or potential acquisitions by our clients.

Venture Advisory

Armitage Associates has been active for many years in helping entrepreneurs and venture investors with the challenges of starting and growing their companies. Staffing management teams has been and continues to be our core value add service to clients; however, we often also serve as Advisors to CEO’s and Boards on the broader aspects of company building- from refining their strategic direction, to helping identify optimal funding partners, to identifying/evaluating non-organic routes to accelerating growth. For these early stage businesses, we also serve as the external HR advisor and then recruit a contract HR executive to get that role formalized within the organization.

For example, companies are increasingly aligning themselves with strategic or joint venture partners to more effectively expand into international markets. Our extensive database and in-depth industry knowledge within our areas of specialty enables us to assist clients in identifying and choosing such partners.