Our Focus

Filling “mission critical” leadership roles in small to mid-sized organizations, and professional services firms.

Could this be you?

  • Critical or unique hiring needs?
  • Not sure where to start?
  • Can’t risk making a bad decision?

Then talk to us. We’re Caven & Associates, an executive search firm in downtown Toronto. We help smaller businesses and professional service firms find the management talent they need to succeed today, and tomorrow. What’s more, our proven process delivers superior candidates in shorter time frames for fixed results-based fees.

If you are a small to mid-sized business chances are you don’t have a lot of hiring experience, expertise or specialized resources. But you’re well aware that hiring is risky and getting it wrong is costly. Selecting a candidate who “fits” with your organization is critical to success but hard to do. We specialize in defining goal and strategy-driven competency requirements, and finding A level candidates with the right values and attitudes as well as the right experience and skills.

If you’re a professional service firm you will want to know that Caven & Associates have successfully served a leading global strategy consultancy for 10 years. We have helped them hire truly outstanding talent. We can do the same for you.

If you’re looking for “A” players that’s good, because these superior performers are key to success. Even more so for smaller businesses and professional services firms – where every hire is critical to meet aggressive growth goals, more intensive competition and rising customer/client and shareholder expectations. But “A” players are difficult for smaller organizations to find and attract. Caven & Associates can do more than find them for you – we can influence them to join your team.

Some of the positions we’ve filled

Type of clientPosition
Industry leading high technology firmVice President and Directors in Finance, Quality, Product Management, Operations
Software distribution firmPresident
Industry leading logistics firmVice President and Marketing Directors
Offshore manufacturerVice President, US Accounts
General Manager, China
Vice President, Finance, China
Boutique financial services firmsPortfolio Managers, Analysts, CFO, Chief Compliance Officer, Controller
Financial services firmsClient Advisors
Insurance companyDirector of Communications
Global strategy consultanciesPartner to Manager for Industry (Financial Services, Healthcare) and Functional (Sales and Marketing, Operations) Practices
Real estate clientsVice President Human Resources, Regional Director
Law firmPartners and Associates
National retailerSenior Buyers
e-tailerChief Operating Officer