Richard Wajs

Managing Director, Executive Sourcing

KPMG in Canada

Richard Wajs, Managing Director, Executive Sourcing is a highly-experienced, fluently-bilingual (English/French) executive search consultant who has an extensive professional services background. Richard has been the CEO of an executive search firm specializing in Board, C-level and senior management talent searches. Richard’s 20-year career in executive search has spanned across multiple industry sectors and, in particular, in professional services. He has also completed multiple executive search assignments for private equity and venture capital firms and their portfolio companies.

Prior to Richard’s focus on senior talent acquisition, he was a senior officer at two of the world’s largest financial institutions and prior to that was an attorney and Partner in private practice. Richard and the ES Team play a pivotal role in identifying trends and innovations, and in leveraging market data in order to competitively target Partners and Director-level individuals to meet our strategic needs.

Richard is committed to providing senior external talent with a positive candidate experience and in ensuring a smooth transition to the onboarding and integration team.

  • Université de Montréal (Bachelor of Civil Law)

  • McGill University (Honours Program in Political Science)

  • Board Member, Tourism Toronto

  • Steering Committee of The 30% Club