Our firm, J. Robert Swidler & Associates Inc., which started in business on November 1, 2013, is the relaunch of J. Robert Swidler Inc., which operated from 1979 through 1989 as a leading senior level, retainer based executive search firm in Canada prior to its acquisition by Egon Zehnder.
The executive search profession was started in Canada and likely globally by P.S. Ross & Partners in 1956. Bob Swidler started his career with this firm in 1970 and was named Partner and National Director of Executive Search Services in 1975.
From 1989-2014, Bob Swidler was Managing Partner for Canada and then Chairman for Canada of EZI, growing its revenues tenfold, having twelve colleagues elected to the global Partnership and retiring from the firm with distinction on Oct. 31, 2013.
The firm specializes in senior level, fixed fee executive and Board search in Montreal and Toronto, in both the private and parapublic sectors ranging from the largest publicly traded corporations to smaller private owner operated concerns. Substantial references can be provided tailored to specific requests.