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 for all C-suite and VP level professionals to bolster and lead their board and/or executive leadership team.

We have offices across North America: Toronto, Montreal, New York, Edmonton, Vancouver, and San Francisco. Our clients range from pre-seed startups and VC-backed disrupters to global public companies. Specific to disruptive technology, our Toronto and San Francisco offices are particularly noteworthy, being located at the pinnacles of North America’s tech hub.

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

Glenn Lesko

Managing Principal

Glenn co-leads Pender & Howe’s North American operations, previously, he built and led the Education, Lifesciences and Consumer Goods Practice for Lock Search Group, Pender & Howe’s sister firm in Western Canada.

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

Travis Hann

Managing Principal

Travis co-leads Pender & Howe’s North American operations, previously, he built and led the automotive & mobility practice for Lock Search Group, Pender & Howe’s sister firm.

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 joining new, revolutionary businesses. As a Managing 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 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 leading talent, collaborating on market trends, and building partnerships with our clients.

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