About Us

Pender & Howe Executive Search was formed by a team of professionals with extensive experience in executive search services. We provide a fully streamlined boutique retained service for companies looking to bolster their executive leadership team.

We have offices across North America: Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, Edmonton, and Vancouver. Our clients range from pre-seed startups and VC-backed disrupters to global public companies.

Our Principals have firmly established a trusted network of connections across a wide range of sectors and industries, which has proven invaluable in finding and attracting the best executive talent. Your team can expect transparency, collaboration and high-level service on every assignment we lead.

Glenn Lesko


Glenn is a Co-Founder of Pender & Howe’s North American operations, previously, he built and led the Education, Life Sciences and Consumer Goods Practice  in Western Canada for Lock Search Group, Pender & Howe’s sister firm.

As a Principal, Glenn is focused, tenacious and highly engaged in every assignment he and his team take on for Pender & Howe.

Travis Hann


Travis is a Co-Founder of Pender & Howe. In addition, he leads the Americas Technology Practice for Kestria and is an Advisor with Loyal VC.

Travis’ primary focus is partnering with both founders and venture investors on new business initiatives. He leads the business strategy in identifying and attracting senior executives to join new, revolutionary businesses. As a Principal, Travis is tenacious, transparent, and highly engaged in every assignment he leads along with his team at Pender & Howe.


Céline Chabée


Céline leads Pender & Howe’s development focused in the Life Sciences industry. Specifically, cutting-edge pharmaceutical and clinical research, digital and medical health, pharmacology, and artificial intelligence (AI) companies. Previously, she built and led the scientific practice for Lock Search Group, Pender & Howe’s sister firm.

With a hybrid profile combining senior consulting in the Life Sciences industry and a true passion for talent and career development, Céline aligns her professional values with her vision of leadership and professionalism in the healthcare industry.

Tara-Lynn Dent

Associate Business Partner

Tara-Lynn supports Pender & Howe’s North American operations. She holds a degree in Human Resources Management and recruitment experience within industries such as life science, technology, industrial & manufacturing, consumer goods, and the public sector. Tara-Lynn partners with Pender & Howe’s Principals in discovering top talent, collaborating on market trends, and building partnerships with our clients.

Michelle Moore

Associate Business Partner

Michelle Moore is a Strategic Talent Attraction & Executive Recruitment Advisor with 10  years of experience managing Talent Attraction Strategies and driving recruitment functions within large, multi-national professional service firms including the Big 4 and a mid-market accounting firm. Executive Recruitment experience across multiple industries including financial services and life sciences across North America. Michelle is recognized by clients as ambitious, hardworking, resilient, and determined.

Oya Darici

Project Coordinator

Oya is the newest member of Pender & Howe team. She supports team operations, engages in international stakeholder relations, and executes marketing material. She holds a degree in International Relations and has experience both in public and non-profit sectors in North America and Europe. As the project coordinator for Pender & Howe, Oya is detail-oriented, innovative, and ambitious.

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