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Why great executive leaders are always looking for the best person to replace them

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Bedford Group/TRANSEARCH is one of North Americas leading privately held executive search and talent strategy firms, with offices in Toronto, Oakville, Calgary and Boston. Founded in 1980, The Bedford Consulting Group is the North American partner of TRANSEARCH International, one of the Top 10 largest executive search firms in the world, with 60 offices in 40 countries.

Founded in 1980, The Bedford Consulting Group is a partner of TRANSEARCH International, one of the Top 10 largest executive search firms in the world, with 60 offices in 40 countries. We take pride in being consistently recognized as the #1 Performing Office globally within TRANSEARCH International.

In addition to our industry-leading expertise in executive search, we provide clients with a holistic suite of talent strategy solutions from succession planning to leadership assessment and organizational strategy to compensation services and culture strategy.

Our process has stood the test of time with thousands of executive hires on behalf of our clients. We find the best candidates for our client’s most critical executive hires.

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Take the guesswork out of picking winners.

Unrivalled executive search process. Exemplary customer service. Deep industry relationships.

We practice a high touch, bespoke client service, providing the optimal balance of global capabilities alongside the client-focused service delivery of a boutique firm. Every executive search engagement involves a dedicated team including a Partner, Principal, Research Consultant and Project Support staff.

Bedford Group/TRANSEARCH is a recognized member company of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), which sets industry standards and ethical guidelines for executive search firms worldwide.

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Focus on Fit


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Over 5000 executive search engagements completed and one of the highest post-hire retention rates in the industry.

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