CALGARY, CA (May 18, 2021) – Faye Laviolette joins McDermott + Bull, the go-to executive search partner to empower change, as a Principal based in the firm’s new Calgary office. With over 15 years of experience in executive search and human resources, Faye will lead the firm’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice in Canada and will partner with clients in the recruitment of executive-level talent across North America.

“Our continuous investment in relationship-driven industry experts has been a driving factor for our expansion across Canada,” said Paul Gibbons, Managing Partner of McDermott + Bull. “We have accelerated our growth by adding critical talent in key areas. Faye will continue to forge great relationships and help our clients gain competitive advantage by building great executive teams for them.”

Faye’s experience includes global large cap, public companies to small startup organizations from a diverse range of geographies, functions, and industries. She has a strong record of success partnering with international business leaders in the energy and natural resource sectors to deliver best-in-class executive search services and talent. Faye also brings diverse experience outside of the industrial sector, including the technology, consumer, and professional services industries.

“I’m excited to grow McDermott + Bull’s footprint as we expand into Calgary,” said Faye. “I know what ‘different looks like’ in this industry, and McDermott + Bull’s platform is like nothing I have seen before. Everything from our systems and technologies to our Lean Six Sigma practices enables us to serve our clients in nearly half the time of the industry average. I feel incredibly fortunate to call McDermott + Bull home and routinely partner with our U.S. and European offices to serve our clients’ needs.”

Before joining McDermott + Bull, Faye spent several years with a global executive search firm as well as a boutique Western Canadian executive search firm, where she led C-level searches across North America. Earlier in her career, she served as an internal recruiting and human resources leader for DeBeers and MEG Energy. Faye’s blend of internal and external search expertise brings a unique perspective and approach to her clients.

Faye earned her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in psychology and sociology from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada and a Bachelor of Education, Master of Teaching from the University of Calgary specializing in French immersion.


About McDermott + Bull

McDermott + Bull is leading the way in transforming executive search services worldwide, one relationship at a time. With experienced principals in the United States, Canada and Europe, McDermott + Bull has become the trusted search advisor for empowering change on behalf of private and public companies, private equity firms and their operating companies. Known for being thorough and balancing the need for urgency, McDermott + Bull provides personalized solutions to those who value contribution over pedigree. Leveraging deep vertical experience, innovative thinking and proven time-saving methodologies, the company challenges the norm and thrives in the recruitment of difficult-to-find, culture critical VP to C-Suite executive talent.

McDermott + Bull Interim Leaders is a unique, personalized, and urgent service that places performance focused senior-level executives into consultative roles to manage business challenges and opportunities during a time of transformation. The interim leader talent pool consists of senior-level professionals across a diverse functional spectrum who meet the rigorous qualifications to work on time-sensitive engagements. We specialize in placing operations, finance and accounting, technology, human resources and executive-level functions.


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