Our Competitive Edge


We have made it our business to understand the nature of the search process, the importance of consensus-building, and the techniques that will harness the energy of diverse stakeholders in order to achieve a successful search. Ensuring that search and selection committees work together collegially and effectively requires a special approach. At JWA we have the experience and skills to help search committees to work in ways that are both positive and productive.

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, where human resources are what distinguish successful institutions from others, our clients are committed to recruiting outstanding leaders from Canada and around the world. At JWA, our networks extend across the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, and Asia.

In addition to geographic reach, our clients are also interested in sectoral reach. While our client base is entirely public-sector and not-for-profit, JWA has the contacts and private-sector experience to search comprehensively in both sectors.

At JWA, we are dedicated to developing long-term relationships with our clients. Our past client list is a testimony to the value of those relationships and the confidence that our clients feel in coming to us again and again for assistance in filling key leadership positions.