Bedford Congratulates New President, Healthcare for Compass Group Canada


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TORONTO, ONT – December 16, 2020 – Bedford Group Transearch congratulates Johanne Belanger in her new role as the President, Healthcare for Compass Group Canada (CGC),  the country’s leading foodservice and support services provider.

A seasoned C-suite executive, Johanne brings more than 30+ years of professional experience, including most recently as VP, Field Marketing USA & Canada, with Marriott International. A Chartered Accountant by training, Johanne has an outstanding track record delivering excellent results in operating performance, profitability, business growth and customer/employee satisfaction. She previously worked as the President & CEO of Tourism Toronto and the President of Freeman Audio Visual Canada. Johanne has been an active Board Member with the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Tourism Industry Association of Canda and in an advisory capacity, with Women in Tourism & Hospitality and Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Tourism & Hospitality.

“Johanne is an innovative, people focused leader with tremendous success across a number of businesses including hospitality, where she has consistently identified and delivered innovation to the marketplace while achieving revenue, profit and growth objectives for the organizations she works with,” says Saajid Khan, Chief Executive Officer of CGC and ESS North America.

“We are looking forward to Johanne joining our executive management team and are very appreciative for the expertise and professional support Bedford provided in helping Compass find an exceptionally talented leader.”

“Partnering with Compass to leverage our robust executive search process and successfully find a people focused, customer centric leader, such as Johanne, has been an excellent and rewarding experience,” says Howard Pezim, Managing Director, Bedford Consulting Group. “We wish Johanne and the entire CGC team much continued success.”


About Bedford Consulting Group

Bedford Group Transearch is one of the Top 10 largest retained executive search firms in the world, with 60 offices in 40 countries. With North American Healthcare offices based in Toronto, Canada and Cambridge, Massachusetts, Bedford Group provides premium executive search and talent management solutions to a diverse group of healthcare clients, including start-ups, multi-nationals, publicly traded and private organizations. In addition to retained executive search, Bedford Group provides services in Succession Planning, Executive & Board Compensation, Culture, Organizational Strategy, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership Assessment and Virtual Onboarding.