A sampling of what our customers say about working with us
“Our G&N Committee worked with Lansdowne Board intelligence on a recent search. Gillian’s hands-on and customized approach to meeting our specific requirements was of great value, and her ability to source a deep and broad candidate pool resulted in an outstanding cadre of candidates. Her structured approach, insight and guidance brought discipline to our process, which enhanced our decision-making and enabled us to make objective and fair selections for ‘the right’ reasons. The entire process and experience was ‘best in class”.
Janet Leiper, Chair, Governance & Nominating Committee, The Ontario Securities Commission
“On behalf of MEPCO, Gillian and her group have conducted searches for several Board Directors representatives to a major pension board. Each time, she brought both care and depth to our search for very particular skill sets, and produced excellent outcomes.”
P Vanini, MEPCO
“I recently worked with Lansdowne Board Intelligence on a board search they were conducting. While I was judging the experience as a candidate, I was also judging it as a board member who uses search firms extensively — having worked with numerous search firms as chair of the governance committee for a number of public and private sector organizations. I was very impressed with how different their approach was, the rigour of their process, and Gillian’s level of thoughtfulness, insight, engagement and genuine interest in putting the right candidates before the committee. They were extremely professional, conducted in-depth due diligence as to my suitability for the role, and asked probing and thought-provoking questions. Gillian’s approach was high-touch with frequent communication to keep me in the loop, and after my “final” interview with the client, she probed as to my readiness to accept the role, and even followed up after I joined the board to ensure the role aligned with my expectations.
They were absolutely excellent. I would not hesitate in recommending them or in using them on another search!”
Poonam Puri, Professor of Law, Corporate Director and Governance Expert.
“I recently had the pleasure of getting to know Lansdowne Board Intelligence (LBI) in the context of a board search it was conducting in which I was being considered as a potential board member. In the course of my career I have engaged with several executive search firms, both as a corporate client and as a subject of a number of searches, so I have some basis for comparison. I was really impressed by the quality and thoroughness of the search process conducted by LBI as well as the high level of professionalism exhibited throughout the search. I would not hesitate to use LBI in the future, and I would be happy to recommend them to any organization seeking to conduct a high-quality search.”
Lawrence Haber, Toronto
“LBI is a unique firm which has a highly respected leader with deep market insight and expertise. Gillian has an unparalleled network in both the public and private sector, particularly at the senior executive level. I have unhesitatingly recommended LBI to both candidates and search committees and in each case the feedback has been that the process was run smoothly and efficiently, with constant communication along the way. Gillian has a well-deserved reputation for giving all stakeholders what they need.”
“We engaged Gillian to find new Board Directors. Our committee members concluded that it was the most effective search process they had ever engaged in. The guidance and insights Gillian provided were highly-valued, and opened our eyes to how we needed to improve our internal practices, in order to minimize bias and move toward a more rigorous and objective process. The overall experience and the outcome was exemplary.”
Chair, G&N Committee, FP500 Company
“We retained the services of Lansdowne Board Intelligence to assist us in the search and recruitment of trustees for the Education Sector Employee Life and Health Trusts. From the moment we met Gillian and her team, we knew we had selected the right organization – they are professional, courteous, extremely knowledgeable and took the time to understand our specific needs.
The process developed by Gillian and her team was a rigorous one and they kept us focused on the task at hand. The service provided was very comprehensive. They performed the initial search, narrowed it to a short-list of potential candidates and pre-screened the candidates based on established criteria. They handled all the logistics of inviting them to interviews, answering their questions, debriefed the candidates post-interview and conducted reference checks. Although we presented them with very tight timelines, they delivered with high quality candidates. Gillian and her team worked very closely with us throughout this journey and we couldn’t have asked for a better outcome!”
Doreen Lamarche, Executive Director – Education Finance Office, Ministry of Education
“I had the pleasure of working with Gillian on a board search where I was a candidate. I was very impressed by the rigor of their process, the high-touch communication and the overall professionalism of her team. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”