Know where we've come from

Our history matters. Our firm has grown and evolved from its humble beginnings to Canada's go-to boutique executive search firm.

Pekarsky & Co. was officially incorporated in July 2009 but its roots could be traced back to the 1930s.  Founding Partner, Adam Pekarsky, had a grandfather on his dad’s side, Leo, who was a practicing lawyer back then.  His grandfather on his mom’s side was Henry Singer, who brought an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to community through both his menswear store and his deep involvement with the Edmonton Eskimos football team and numerous philanthropic pursuits. It should not be surprising, therefore, that today Pekarsky & Co. combines excellence in search and a keen sense of community as well.

Further evidence of the firm’s deep Alberta roots were brought to light in 2013 when the firm opened its Edmonton office under the leadership of Rick Vogel. Not only did Rick's arrival bring with it several years of search experience as an owner of a leading national search firm but, as importantly, it ushered in the second generation of Vogels and Pekarskys working together, the dads, having worked together as law partners 50 years earlier.

In April 2014 the firm welcomed its first ever employee, Ranju Shergill, into the partnership. Having enjoyed a front row seat to the firm's growth and evolution since inception in 2009, Ranju adds not only invaluable institutional memory but excellent search expertise and credentials.

With a talented team and big firm resources, clients are not paying for high overhead, international offices or multiple and divergent lines of business that distract from the core mission of providing customized, nimble and responsive service.

Adam, an active member of the Law Society of Alberta, Rick, a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, and Ranju, a high-performing member of Corporate Services teams across numerous industries, have grown up holding themselves not only to their own high personal standards, but to professional and ethical standards of the professions they serve.

Our secret sauce is this: throughout the course of any search we engage with literally hundreds of people; yet there is only one placed candidate. From the decision makers within the client, to potential candidates, to helpful sources and even the flower shop that sends a congratulatory bouquet to the placed candidate. All of them play a critical role on every search and we know and respect that. When you hire us, we become an extension of you in the market. Our credibility and yours become inexorably linked. Who takes your message to market is just as important as how it is taken there.

Whether it's the firm's unique and historical offices which, in both Edmonton and Calgary, double as an art gallery, the annual rooftop patio party or the commitment to community and other worthy causes, the partners and employees of Pekarsky & Co. are proud of where they've come from and who they are today.

Today, Pekarsky & Co. is nine members strong, doing business throughout Canada for a multitude of organizations across numerous industry sectors.

Get to know us

No search firm in Canada has a team as capable as ours. Every member of the firm is highly educated, exceedingly likeable and unfailingly professional. Click on these smiling faces for some details.

Adam Pekarsky

Founding Partner

Ranju Shergill

Partner

Rick Vogel

Partner

Christine DeWitt

Principal

James Sweetman

Principal

Susie Besler

Principal

Julie Barron

Principal

Erin Dand

Associate

Amy Livermore

Office Administrator & Marketing Coordinator

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