Hart Hillman, Partner, the Bedford Consulting Group Inc. on the identification and recruitment of best talent for the i-CANADA Nation
November 2, 2010


November 2, 2010

Partner of the Bedford Consulting Group, Hart Hillman, speaks about the four keys to wooing best talent

Please view this video of Hart Hillman, Partner at the Bedford Consulting Group & Innovation Leader as he talks about the identification and recruitment of best talent for the enterprise and for the nation. He refers to four keys: direction, belief systems, distinction value and making a difference in people's lives.

Hart Hillman, Partner, The Bedford Consulting Group Inc.

With more than 25 years experience in Technology, Consumer Electronics, Publishing and Media, Hart has held a number of presidential and senior sales and marketing roles in Fortune 500 companies. For the past ten years, Mr. Hart's executive search experience has focused on key senior leadership positions throughout North America and Europe.

Before choosing us, Hart was Managing Partner at Kinley Connelly, and prior to that ran the Canadian Technology practice for Heidrick & Struggles. Before his decade in executive search, Hart was President for divisions of two publishing/ media companies, Prentice Hall/Simon & Schuster and IDG/Macmillan Books. Hart also spent more than a dozen years in senior sales and marketing roles for Compaq and Apple Computer. As well, Hart was General Manager for a national retail chain of consumer electronic outlets and cut his teeth as an owner and retail operator.

Hart serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Toronto Press and holds an Honours B.A. from York University in Psychology and English and graduated Dean's List from the Rotman School/University of Toronto EMBA program.

Hart brings passion, energy and extensive experience to our team as both a leader and recruiter of leaders. These attributes, combined with his keen focus on delivering distinctive value provides exceptional results.

The Bedford Consulting Group Inc. is one of Canada's leading retained executive search firms and the Toronto office of TranSearch (53 offices). We help our clients attract and retain the best executive talent globally. Our insights and unique talent management tools assist clients in telling their story, clarifying their search strategy, being proactive in their search and accelerating the newly hired leaders' integration and success. In a fiercely competitive talent market, The Bedford Consulting Group Inc. inspires leaders to choose you.

The Bedford Consulting Group is a globally-acknowledged innovation leader and a supporter of i-Canada implementation.

The vision for i-Canada is a nation of provincial and local Intelligent Communities large and small, urban and remote featuring great places to live with innovation cultures and communications infrastructures that ensure economic growth, satisfying employment and social prosperity. In the future i-Canada's Intelligent Communities will have blended our traditional values with the best new applications of 21st century digital technology to create new models for effective health care, ageing well and world class education and learning.

CATA National Spokesperson, Sir Terence Mathews, also CEO of Wesley Clover, said, "We are delighted to have an executives of the stature of Mr. Hillman on the new CATA Leadership Council and look forward to his leadership in helping advance the i-Canada mission."

++ Action Items:
Viewers can download a complimentary white paper (14 page pdf) entitled "What Sort of Team is This" authored by organizational expert, John Berdet of the Bedford Group. The White Paper includes 10 Tips for Building a Great Team.

Also please note we are organizing a Teleforum Briefing & Q&A on Attracting & Retaining best talent, moderated CATA CEO, John Reid, and panelist Hart Hillman, joined by Daniel Debow, CEO of Rypple, a innovative enterprise bringing social media to EPM (Employee Performance Management) and Joan Vogelesang, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Award Winning company, Toon Boom. Date and details will be confirmed in a follow-up email.

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