Over a 20+ year working relationship with Canny, Bowen, I have found them to consistently deliver outstanding results. Their boutique nature allowed for close collaboration and teamwork on each of the many searches conducted for our company. Their research, sourcing, evaluations, communications and plain hard work earned our confidence which resulted in continual repeat assignments. Their ethical and professional approach allowed us to be extremely comfortable having them represent our company in the search process.
Formerly Senior Vice President
Human Resources and Administration
Foster Wheeler Ltd.
Canny, Bowen has proven to be a valuable relationship for Wind Point Partners. They understand the private equity model and are entrepreneurial in their thinking and execution. I have been impressed with their energy, network and, above all, their ability to assess candidates for overall fit with private equity and our firm.
Wind Point Partners
For the last ten years, I have had the opportunity to work with Canny, Bowen on numerous searches for the Board of UST, Inc. as the lead Director. During this period, they identified and recruited eight outstanding members for our Board, including diversity candidates. They listened carefully, quickly understood the expertise we wanted to add to the Board and produced results promptly. Most importantly, they made sure that each candidate would fit with our culture.
What I like about Greg is that when you call him to get an update on a search, he always can tell you right away. He doesn’t have to talk to someone else and call you back later. That’s because he’s doing the work.
Former Senior Vice President and Director
Human Resources and current Consultant
to Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
I have found Canny, Bowen to be a first rate search firm. Broad reach, a high degree of professionalism, and customized personal attention by experienced senior professionals, are hallmarks of the firm’s work. All that shows in results. They are easy to work with, responsive to client needs and wishes, and their Partners personally interview candidates, rather than having junior people do so. They compare favorably with larger global search firms, without the conflict issues that can be problematic with size. In the legal arena, I have seen their work on General Counsel searches, as well as for other senior legal positions, including those in intellectual property and corporate securities. At least two of those searches for Fortune 500 companies led to placement of General Counsel who went on ultimately to lead the businesses, one as CEO, the other as EVP and Group President.
John L. McGoldrick
Chair, Zimmer Holdings,
previously Executive Vice President
and General Counsel of
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
I have worked with Canny, Bowen for over ten years and found them to be much more than an executive search firm. They are a partner in identifying, recruiting and negotiating with the talent necessary to advance our firm. They take the time to thoroughly understand the position and the company. This insight is matched with a comprehensive research effort to find the best candidates for the opening in terms of skills, experience, chemistry and cultural fit. Canny, Bowen completed a number of senior management assignments for us in medical devices and medical distribution including the individual who eventually succeeded me as CEO. Their service is accessible and comprehensive… it produces excellent results.