principal, Executive search
As Principal with McDermott + Bull in the Vancouver office, Alex brings over 20 years of experience in executive search. He has a strong track record of success partnering with client organizations to deliver best-in-class talent in a diverse set of industries and functional areas. At McDermott + Bull, Alex’s practice is focused on post-secondary education, NPOs, healthcare, professional colleges and associations, and municipalities.
Early in his career, Alex cut his teeth in a boutique search firm specializing in academic recruitment. Prior to joining McDermott + Bull, Alex served as a Senior Associate for an international search firm where he took on a broader portfolio which included healthcare and life sciences, NPOs, and professional services. He was responsible for the placement of C-Suite and senior leaders originating within Canada and internationally.
Born in Southern Ontario, Alex studied music at Humber College in Toronto. After moving to the West Coast, Alex completed a BA in Liberal and Business Studies at Simon Fraser University.
McDermott + Bull Places Vice-President, Finance and Administration, Vancouver Island University
McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Emily Huner as Vice-President, Finance and Administration at Vancouver Island University (VIU). In her new role, Emily will play a key stewardship role for the university and will provide leadership, strategic direction, and...
McDermott + Bull Has Been Engaged to Lead the Search for Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Director of Labour Relations + Business Success
McDermott + Bull has been engaged to lead the search for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Director of Labour Relations + Business Success (LRBS). This search will be led by McDermott + Bull Principal Alex Verdecchia and Research...
McDermott + Bull Has Been Engaged to Lead the Search for Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Chief Financial Officer + Vice President, Corporate Services
McDermott + Bull has been engaged to lead the search for the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Chief Financial Officer + Vice President, Corporate Services (CFO + VPCS). This search will be led by McDermott + Bull Principal Alex Verdecchia and...
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Black History Month: Honouring Black Canadian Musicians
Music has always been important to me. I trained and worked as a professional musician for several years before finding my way into the natural next step of my career, executive recruitment (that was meant to be funny). I shared these posts in part because of my love...
Do we still need Gay Pride?
June is Pride Month, and during this month, cities generally hold their festivities and parades on different weekends. Toronto and San Francisco were planning theirs for June 27th, but both were canceled due to the current health concerns. When discussing this with a...
The State of EDI in Academia Forum
Where does your institution stand with EDI efforts?Alex Verdecchia sat down (virtually) with Associate Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University Dr. Barrington Walker and discussed the topic, "The State of EDI in...
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