Our Clients

We’ve been privileged to support some of Canada’s leading organizations.

Our
Services

Executive Recruitment

Selecting with Purpose. Your organization depends on good leadership, and it’s important you get the right person for the job. It’s not easy, but when you know where to look, you’ll find them.

Board Governance & Best Practices

Leading with Purpose. The success of your organization rests on good decisions and viability. Your board will get the support it needs to thoroughly execute those two main objectives.

Succession Planning

Progressing with Purpose. Change is inevitable. When it’s time, your organization will be prepared to navigate a seamless and easy transition while preserving your mission.

HR Services

HR Management with Purpose. We offer services including 360 performance reviews, compensation reviews, onboarding/offboarding assistance, policy development, and current legislation information.

Strategic Planning

Planning with Purpose. Effective strategies can be strong organizational tools when developed correctly. Your organization will get one uniquely designed based on present and future needs.

Leadership Assessment (Birkman Method Assessment)

Understanding with Purpose. Get the most out of your team by getting to know them better. When you do, it enables your organization to be more cohesive and efficient.

Executive Coaching

Training with Purpose. You’ve got the right leader now what? Set them up with the right tools and knowledge to take your organization to the next level.

Meet Nelson / Kraft

Elevating your team to achieve its future potential

Our mission is to help faith-based not-for-profit organizations and for-profit businesses build high-performing teams that make a greater impact.

The journey always starts with finding the right leader, but we take it a few steps further. We guide organizations like yours toward excellence by extending support in those “hard to tackle” areas.

Our passion is to provide a holistic approach to your organization. We offer a variety of services such as board governance consulting, strategic planning, succession planning, executive recruitment and executive coaching.

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The Team

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Mark Kraft

President

Mark is a trusted and sought-after executive search leader and consultant, with over 20 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. Bringing a deep level of care and commitment to his clients, Mark considers a search successful only when the client and final candidate are satisfied. In Mark you find a supportive and relational advisor who will empower your organization not only during the search, but after we’ve found your next leader.


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Jeff Pitchford

Vice President, Senior Associate

Jeff is an accomplished consultant and senior executive, with over 25 years of leadership experience across the chemical manufacturing and food processing industries. He offers in-depth consulting to businesses and non-profits, and is passionate about building high performance teams. Having been both a for-profit leader and a non-profit board member, Jeff has sat in your seat, and understands the spectrum of challenges that come with making your organization the best it can be.


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Shawn Plummer

Senior Associate

Shawn is a senior executive who, after 22 years in international relief and development, most recently served as President & CEO of Food for the Hungry Canada. His career has led to deep relationships and respect within his broad network of non-profits and businesses globally and across Canada. With invaluable program and leadership experience, a history of managing large teams, as well serving as a board member himself, Shawn is well equipped to come alongside your organization to ensure you have the right leadership team in place to drive your future success.


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Larry Nelson

Senior Advisor

Larry is a FCPA and consultant with both CEO and board chairman experience, making him well equipped to understand your organizational needs. Larry is gifted in board governance consulting and succession planning, as well as networking to find ideal candidates for your search. Having been in the search and consulting sector for over 15 years, Larry is specialized in serving the needs of both our clients and candidates.

 


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Sharon Cymbaluk

Manager of Administrative Services

Sharon has worked closely with CEOs and leaders of national charities for over a decade, and has supported over 50 boards. Treating every step of the search with care and importance, Sharon offers high-touch support for our clients, and will help make the process as simple as possible. Sharon is an intentional listener and organizer who will smooth out the bumps and take care of the administration so you can focus on building your organization.


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Alexa Kroeker

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Alexa brings experience in executive and board assistance, and will take care of all your marketing and advertising needs. Beginning with the kickoff meeting, Alexa will listen for the nuances of your ideal leader to incorporate in our promotional material designed to attract the best candidates. After adding visual interest to your job description, Alexa will advertise your search broadly, targeting the best and most efficient markets for your particular search.


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Ryan Fernandes

Associate

Ryan brings over 15 years of leadership experience across a broad spectrum of Fortune 500, private equity and private businesses. Having been both a candidate and a hiring manager, Ryan has the perspective to help a client clearly articulate their needs and wants, as well as identify a leader who will excel in the role. Being an intentional and high-touch advisor, Ryan will provide you with endless support and motivation until we find your ideal candidate.


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Matt Robberstad

Associate

Matt is an accomplished Talent Acquisition Manager with a strong background in the non-profit sector. With over a decade of leadership experience in recruitment and retention, he has a proven record of success. Matt has effectively managed end-to-end recruitment processes for a wide range of positions at Christian Horizons, a major faith-based developmental service organization in Canada. His extensive expertise in recruitment and selection enables him to identify the ideal candidates for various organizational roles. Additionally, Matt is well-versed in employee relations, engagement, and human resources, making him a valuable consultant. Through a ministry-minded focus, and commitment to responsiveness, he aims to serve his stakeholders with excellence as an Associate.


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Keith Knight

Associate

Keith is an executive search leader who thrives on relationship-building and discerning organizational and individual needs. With his long career in leadership development, communications and marketing, Keith will effectively lead your search from kickoff to completion. Keith is passionate about building strong, cohesive leadership teams from the top down, and will help you find not only executive but middle management leaders to complement your existing team.


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Tim Warkentin

Associate

Tim is a certified coach, strategic planning facilitator and Birkman consultant with over 30 years of leadership development experience. As an outside facilitator, Tim allows your leadership team to be fully engaged in the strategic planning process in order to yield the best results. Tim’s consistent contribution is successfully guiding a process uniquely adapted to your organization to help you practically reach your strategic, operational and financial goals, as well as bring a greater sense of clarity overall.


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Jennifer Hill

HR Advisor

Jennifer is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and a member of Canada’s largest HR regulatory body, the HR Professionals Association. Jennifer holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management and the Certificate in Advanced Human Resources Law for Senior HR Executives from Osgoode Hall Law School. Jennifer has a passion for helping organizations thrive. In consultation with your organization, she will develop HR policies and practices and recommend initiatives that contribute to a motivated, committed and productive team.


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Nicole Kraft

Associate - Career Transition Lead

Nicole has an M.A. in Counselling and Psychology and is a natural motivator. As a certified Birkman consultant, her passion is to come alongside and help you realize your unique purpose and capacities. Nicole offers our clients insight and wisdom to create new perspective where you once felt stuck or helpless. Simply put, Nicole is an advisor who can help you navigate career transitions, and the ups and downs of your vocational journey.

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Greater impact starts with unlocking purpose, optimum health, and capacity. Through a one-on-one consultation, we will work with you to identify the ideal next steps to move your organization into excellence.

Our Process

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Tell us about yourself, your organization, and current needs or roadblocks.

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We’ll schedule a time to connect and do a deep dive on your organization.

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We’ll provide recommended next steps to take your organizations impact further.

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3312 McKinley Dr.
Abbotsford, BC V2S 8M8