The academic and research sectors are undergoing significant transformations on a global scale, and this presents recruiting challenges as well as growth opportunities. As executive search consultants, Pender & Howe possesses a deep understanding of the dynamics within higher education, university medicine, and academic research. We have a proven track record of recruitment success, utilizing a tailored and thorough recruitment process to identify experienced and emerging talent ready to make an impact and further your institution’s mission.
Our broad candidate network allows us to achieve consistent success with our search process. Our reach extends across the nation and beyond thanks to our connections with global academic leaders. Through our international alliance, Kestria, we possess the localized capacity to foster candidate relationships and their expertise in over 40 countries, enhancing the efficiency, rigor, and thoroughness of our searches.
Pender & Howe also takes pride in our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enrich organizations and are integral to their success, and our search service helps bring this valuable diversity to our clients. If your organization needs exceptional executives, administrators, or other professionals to join its team, contact our companies to learn the ways we can serve as your talent acquisition and development partner.
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.
With a strong presence in key cities across North America, Pender & Howe boasts a comprehensive reach that spans the continent. From venture capital-backed disruptors, recently acquired private equity portfolio companies, academic institutions, not-for-profits to global public companies, our diverse client portfolio showcases our ability to cater to organizations of all sizes and stages.
We understand that transparency, collaboration, and high-level service are paramount, and our recruitment team is committed to delivering these qualities consistently throughout every assignment we undertake. As a strategically low-volume recruitment firm, we ensure that all our clients receive a white-glove service, never diluting our efforts or compromising on quality.
At Pender & Howe, we go beyond mere recruitment; we forge strategic partnerships that empower businesses to excel. By leveraging our extensive network, expertise, and dedication to exceptional service, we guarantee that your team receives the utmost attention, guidance, and support throughout their executive search journey. Trust us to deliver results that propel your organization to new heights, backed by our unwavering commitment to excellence.
Travis is a co-founding Partner of Pender & Howe. He sits on the Executive Board of Directors for Kestria, the world’s largest executive search network. As an Advisor with Loyal VC, he also supports entrepreneurs in all aspects of key talent strategies.
Travis’ primary focus is partnering with investors and C-Suite leaders on complex executive searches. His latest projects have included a CEO search on behalf of a global family office, building a leadership team for a Series C VC-backed tech company and replacing a long-standing founder of a business that went public on the NASDAQ.
Travis is an avid competitive golfer passionate about international travelling, often trying to combine the two!
A Co-Founder of Pender & Howe, Glenn brings over 25 years of targeted search experience to his Clients. As an Advisor with Loyal VC and a member of the JR Shaw School of Business Sales & Marketing Advisory Board Glenn enjoys being actively involved in the business community. Focusing on executive search within the C-Suite and Board space across the scientific, healthcare, artificial intelligence/machine learning and NPO sectors, Glenn and his team work diligently to source exceptional talent for top-tier organizations.
Glenn enjoys fishing although not always “catching”, excellent wine and is a foodie.
Michelle is a Consultant with Pender & Howe, serving clients throughout North America. Michelle’s ten years of experience includes leading executive search mandates and managing corporate Talent Attraction Strategies in high-growth markets with the Big 4.
Her latest accomplishments include identifying key leadership teams within the fintech space in Toronto, co-leading a CSO Search for an innovative Biotechnology company based in Vancouver and currently, identifying a Head of Canada HR search within the professional services landscape.
A lifelong learner, Michelle is currently completing her MBA. Her weekends are spent with her two children, her golden retriever Brady, and her husband.
Tara-Lynn supports Pender & Howe’s North American operations, leveraging her Human Resources Management education and 10+ years of recruitment experience in the life science, healthcare, consumer, technology, and academic sectors. She collaborates with Pender & Howe’s Partners on emerging market trends, uncovers top-performing talent, and builds partnerships with clients and candidates. Tara-Lynn has a knack for finding needles in haystacks and a passion for discovering extraordinary leaders.
Outside of work, Tara-Lynn enjoys playing fetch with her Golden Retriever, listening to a new podcast, or training for her next marathon—sometimes all at once.
Oana supports Pender & Howe’s North American operations. She believes that human capital is at the center of every successful organization, and she leverages her experience in research, business development, and marketing to identify exceptional talent to shape the future.
Oana’s interpersonal acumen, natural curiosity, and futuristic outlook enable her to understand and connect with diverse individuals and ensure a strategic and insightful approach to talent acquisition.
When she’s not working, Oana loves to travel, cycle, and explore her latest fascination with the tequila production process.