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Adam PekarskyFounding Partner

Adam Pekarsky is the Founding Partner of Pekarsky & Co. and has been recruiting executives in Western Canada for nearly 15 years. Widely regarded as the most connected person in the Alberta legal community, Adam has managed to keep the third generation of Pekarsky lawyers in Alberta relevant, albeit in a way that does not involve practicing law as both his father and grandfather did before him.

A frequent writer, commentator and speaker on topics of interest to the legal and business communities, Adam has achieved success as a member of the management team of a national law firm, a Partner in a global executive search firm and a practicing lawyer. An active member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta, Adam has also earned a reputation for honesty, integrity and discretion in all that he does. In a feature article on Adam that appeared in Alberta Venture magazine, a senior partner from a global law firm’s Calgary office said, “No one knows this market and its lawyers and law firms better than Adam.”

Prior to founding Pekarsky & Co. in 2009, Adam was a Client Partner in the Calgary office of Korn/Ferry International, where he was a member of the Firm’s Global Industrial Market’s Energy Sector, as well as the Firm’s Legal Center of Expertise. Previously, Adam was the Director of Professional Development and Recruitment for Western Canada with a national law firm and he served as Division Director with Robert Half Legal, where he led a team that specialized in recruitment of lawyers for both law firms and corporations. In his final year with the company, Adam achieved the distinction of being Robert Half Legal’s top revenue-generating recruiter worldwide.

Adam holds an LL.B. from the University of Alberta and a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis on Canadian-American relations from Tufts University in Boston where he attained summa cum laude distinction for his undergraduate thesis.

While not running the day to day operations of the firm or helping to raise his three young kids – Chloe, Sammy and Jacob — Adam can be found immersing himself in our community. Adam spent five years on the Board of Directors of Tourism Calgary, and presently sits on the YMCA of Calgary Board of Directors, where he also chairs the Strategy Committee. Adam can also be found coaching grassroots hockey, kids soccer, and continually focusing his firm’s efforts on community and philanthropy, including acting as a Gold Sponsor for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Candy Cane Gala in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital and supporting the Pekarsky & Co. Pro Bonos hockey team in raising over $330,000 for Alzheimer’s research as part of the Gordie Howe Stick It To Alzheimer’s hockey tournament, and donning a pair of stillettos to parade around Olympic Plaza in support of the YWCA’s ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’. In June 2015, Adam was honoured with a Business in Calgary Leaders Award.  

Adam can be found most weekends enjoying some quiet time with his family at his home in Fernie.

Adam Pekarsky

Founding Partner

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Office Administrator & Marketing Coordinator

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