Our business acumen and understanding of our clients’ operating models allow us to grasp your requirements and challenges. We are equipped to support you, no matter what industry you’re in.

We recruit qualified candidates from around the world.

Private Equity
Private equity firms require leaders with the background, experience and flexibility to set objectives and make critical investment and operational decisions involving a number of complex factors.

Our advisors work with clients to understand their situations and their needs. Through our relationships with top talent, we recruit executives to join private equity firms, lead portfolio companies, manage due diligence efforts and oversee mergers and acquisitions across a number of industries.

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The retail marketplace is highly competitive, with consumers having more choice and greater expectations than ever. From service and quality concerns to price pressures, retail operations need to constantly monitor and respond to the needs and demands of their customers. Retail organizations need experienced executives with expertise in a broad range of functions from marketing to sales to finance. Creative and conceptual leaders are required to build brand power and drive operational, customer and quality excellence.

Consultants in Mandrake group retail practice have extensive knowledge of the industry and have access to the best talent in mass market, department store, food, drug, fashion, luxury goods, online and multi-channel retail organizations.

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The tremendous volume of business-to-business (B2B) transactions far outnumber business-to-consumer activities. The end product or service reaching the consumer is just one cog in the greater vehicle of industrial and supply transactions that occur “behind the scenes.” The vast number and variety of B2B organizations in today’s economy make this sector a highly active and competitive marketplace. As a result, B2B companies require the best talent to help them satisfy their clients and stay competitive. We’ve been following the evolution of the B2B industry over the years to better understand our clients’ human capital requirements and expectations.

As a result, our consultants’ network of contacts gives them access to the best B2B talent available. For businesses ranging from small start-ups to large multinational corporations, we recruit experts in areas including general management, sales, marketing, finance, information technology and human resources.

Manufacturing & Industrial

While there is tremendous diversity in the manufacturing and distributions industries, they must all be able to adapt to rapidly changing market dynamics. To compete in today’s global economy, manufacturing and distribution organizations need leaders with experience in local and emerging markets.

Mandrake group consultants in this practice have specific industry knowledge and far-reaching networks to identify and recruit the right executives for a number of industrial companies, from startups to large multinational corporations. Our clients include companies in the automotive, machinery, equipment and transportation industries.

Transportation & Logistics

The pandemic wreaked havoc on many industries. As many people’s lifestyle and consumption habits changed, distribution networks took a hit. There is a limited availability of certain resources while demand for them is growing. How can businesses satisfy consumers while maintaining a good relationship with suppliers? Resource agility is crucial when facing the unexpected.

As the transport and logistics industry comes with its own set of challenges, resourceful solutions require specialized expertise. It’s imperative that businesses work with executives who can identify and respond to these challenges. With its expertise in your industry, our team can help you identify the ideal candidate who will make a difference in your organization.

Professional Services (Law, Accounting, Engineering, Actuarial, Design, IT)

All members of our consulting team have years of experience in our clients’ industries and have forged long-standing relationships directly with industry entrepreneurs, designers, decision-makers and candidates. These key alliances, combined with our real-world experience in the field, are what set us apart from other recruiting firms.

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Government & Public Sector

Local, national and global, government and public sector service delivery is becoming ever more challenging. Amalgamations, taxpayer relief, restructuring of responsibilities, outsourcing, continuous improvement initiatives and competing priorities of constituents require innovative leadership at every level. Not only do hiring mistakes in government and public sector organizations result in financial losses, they also erode public trust and political support.

Our consultants have a pulse on the current political landscape and keep current with public policy developments. We work with clients to recruit only the best and most experienced candidates in government and public sector organizations including municipal, provincial and federal government and regulatory, lobbying and advocacy agencies.

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Real Estate & Construction

At Mandrake Group, our VPs and expert practice leaders know that construction and real estate is a fast-paced industry, moving on tight deadlines and requiring an experienced person to keep projects on track. For this reason, it is often crucial that management-level positions be filled as quickly as possible in order to ensure corporate success. Unfortunately, trying to find the right candidate for these positions can be a frustrating process. With the assistance of an experienced executive recruitment firm, however, the hiring process is significantly less complicated and much faster.

Our team has built its reputation in executive recruitment. We focus our efforts on jobs in the construction, engineering, architectural and building industries, to name a few. Our mission is a simple one: make successful matches and build lasting relationships. In short, we pride ourselves on being industry experts, and look forward to putting our experience and connections to work for you.

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Not-for-profit organizations are among the most resource-challenged and highly scrutinized organizations. They compete for limited funds and are expected to deliver exceptional results.

Our team understands what it takes for these organizations to be successful. Leaders must know how to build brand power and operate lean as well as be flexible and well-connected. Our clients include educational, government, cause-related and fundraising organizations.

Consumer Products & Services

Fast-moving consumer goods businesses face increasing challenges competing and innovating as they create and expand global and regional brands.

Mandrake Group has been the Canadian industry leader in executive search in this sector for the past 40 years. As the Canadian consumer goods industry continues to flourish and evolve in an increasingly global direction, the demand for qualified executives continues to increase.

We have decades-long knowledge of the most respected consumer goods companies, which remain excellent training grounds for the marketing specialists and business leaders of tomorrow. Our consultants know the best talent across the consumer products and services marketplace. Some of the industries and functional areas we serve include:

  • Food and beverage
  • Confection and snacks
  • Household products
  • Personal care products
  • Beer, wine and alcohol
  • Home improvement
  • Consumer electronics
  • Life sciences
  • Retail and hospitality
  • General management
  • Sales
  • Product management
  • Marketing and research
  • Finance and accounting
  • Supply chain and operations
  • Research and development
  • Human resources
  • Retail operations

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Advertising & Marketing Communications

Building brand awareness and differentiating products and services are critical to a company’s success and growth. To help you achieve this, you need top-notch advertising and marketing communications talent.

At Mandrake Group, we have decades of experience recruiting executives, account managers, and creative talent for a wide range of clients. Our consultants, with their industry expertise, market knowledge and global reach, can help you recruit the best advertising and marketing communications talent from around the world. Whether you’re a national ad agency, a multinational corporation or a local small business, we can find the candidates you need to move your brand forward. We have expertise in brand management, packaging, public relations, television, radio, publishing, outdoor advertising, internet marketing, mobile marketing and more.

Natural Resources

The natural resources industry sector is becoming increasingly important, both locally and around the world. The extraction, distribution, use and sustainability of our natural resources must be well understood and effectively managed now more than ever. As a result, opportunities for leadership in a number of areas related to natural and alternative resources are emerging.

Our expert practice leaders recruit top talent with cross-functional experience in natural resource organizations including those that specialize in alternative energy, oil & gas, mining and forestry.

Financial Services

The global financial landscape is becoming more complex with increasing regulations and frequent company restructuring. As the industry evolves, so too have the required skills and background for those working within it. Financial services firms are looking for leaders with the expertise and experience to seamlessly manage change and implement compliance measures.

Our expert practice leaders have far-reaching access to international talent in all areas of finance, including wealth management, insurance, investment banking and consumer credit.


With rapidly changing demographic realities including an aging population, the health care market is facing a growing variety of challenges. Success in this industry depends on innovation, research and development and forward-thinking leadership skills, alongside an extensive practical knowledge of the continuously changing regulatory landscape. To succeed in this innovative environment, health care organizations need to be increasingly flexible.

We have a team of health care sector experts with extensive industry knowledge and networks. This expertise and reach allow us to connect clients with the talent they need to move their organizations forward. Our clients include hospitals, research institutions and home care organizations.

Clean Technology

Companies in clean technology, also known as cleantech, create and use innovative technologies to make products and deliver services for which there is a demand while reducing the impact on the environment. By using renewable materials and sustainable energy sources, they avoid waste, reduce emissions and preserve natural resources. Cleantech companies offer a range of solutions and benefits and can be found across industry sectors. They are emerging to be highly competitive and sought after by consumers, employees and investor groups. Increase in worldwide demand for clean technology has driven rapid growth of this industry, and we’re excited to be involved.

As your cleantech partner, we will source talent to help your company enter, grow and succeed in the global clean technology marketplace. We work closely with clients to hire professional teams skilled in developing and executing business strategies designed to achieve their immediate and long-term objectives. We work with both start-ups and mature companies in advanced materials and nanotechnology, energy generation, storage and infrastructure, materials recovery and recycling, waste treatment and alternative energy production, water treatment, smart grid and other cleantech areas.