Four Corners Group Celebrates 10 Years with an Artful Event

Four Corners Group celebrated its 10th anniversary with an artful twist on the shores of Lake Ontario at the Burlington Art Gallery. There is a certain “art” to the executive search business, and the parallel of the venue and its treasures was not lost on the team. Surrounded by unique and diverse works, the team appreciated the skill and talent of the Canadian artists and their embodiment of excellence in attention, detail, care and passion.

From the beginning, Founding Partner Kelly Farrell envisioned a firm that would be different. A firm that would truly engage clients to better understand them, to partner with them, and to deliver innovative solutions. A firm that not only solved short-term problems, but helped organizations and people also achieve long-term goals through their people. Ten years later, they have achieved their goal.

Four Corners Group began as a small boutique in 2007. The following year, global economic turmoil hit the market, but the conviction and dedication of the small team proved invaluable to its clients and the fledgling enterprise superseded the prevailing market dynamics. While other search firms were contracting, Four Corners began a pattern of growth that continues unabated today.

In 2008, Four Corners Group became the Canadian representative for InterSearch, a global partnership of retainer-based executive search firms. This partnership contributed to Four Corners Group being recognized as one of Canada’s premier search firms with broad reach as their expertise began to be relied upon within a global network of elite firms and companies.

As the decade moved on, Four Corners Group continued to refine its approach and perfect its service offering. Today, Four Corners Group is one of North America’s most successful retainer based executive search firms, differentiated by its unique service offering, compelling business model and dedicated and experienced team.

Happy Anniversary Four Corners Group!

Four Corners Group on the occasion of its 10th anniversary celebration.


Our Growing Team

Helen Mekonen

Please join us in welcoming the return of Helen Mekonen to Four Corners Group as Principal. Helen is a proven search professional, having worked with boutique and publicly held retainer based search firms throughout her career.

Helen brings a proven track record of identifying, attracting, assessing and hiring top talent in local, national and international search assignments.

Helen is recognized for her project management skills and her ability to partner with clients to build successful organizations.

Ontario’s Chief Scientist Recruitment Underway

In a news release made earlier today, the Government of Ontario has announced that the recruitment for the province’s first Chief Scientist is underway. Four Corners Group will lead this large-scale international search on behalf of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science and looks forward to receiving expressions of interest once the Position Profile is released in the coming weeks.

“This recruitment is unique in that the Ministry undertook a comprehensive public consultation process to help develop the mandate for the Chief Scientist,” says Suzanne Clark, the Partner overseeing the recruitment. “The Chief Scientist will report to the Minister of Research, Innovation and Science on an ongoing basis and to the Premier on key scientific matters, so there is a great deal of interest around this recruitment and its outcome from members in the scientific community and the broader public.”

Read the full News Release here:

Four Corners Group Promotions!

Erin Plasky

Erin Plasky

Please join the Four Corners Group team in congratulating Erin Plasky and Jennifer Wiley on their promotions to Principal.

Erin and Jennifer are experienced search professionals that have played a key role in the success of our clients, our candidates and Four Corners Group.

Erin joined our team in 2012 and has become a trusted advisor to clients and candidates alike.

Erin is second to none in her relentless drive to deliver exceptional results.

Jennifer Wiley

Jennifer Wiley

Jennifer joined our team in 2012 and is recognized for her thoughtful and strategic approach to search mandates.

Jennifer’s search execution and client service skills are best in class.

We are pleased to recognize Erin and Jennifer’s great achievements and look forward to many future successes.

Four Corners Group Celebrates 10 Successful Years

Four Corners Group Celebrates 10 Successful Years

While celebrating its 10th anniversary, Four Corners Group, one of North America’s leading executive search firms, is pleased to announce that original founder, Kelly Farrell, is now the firm’s sole owner. Under Ms. Farrell’s leadership, the firm’s talented team of search professionals will continue to serve current, past and future clients with the same innovative solutions and exceptional results that characterize every Four Corners Group search assignment. Along with Managing Partner Kelly Farrell, Four Corners Group staff, Associates and Partners wish to recognize and thank their clients and the thousands of candidates who have placed their trust in Four Corners Group over the past 10 years. At this key inflection point in the firm’s history, the entire Four Corners Group team looks forward to further supporting its clients with outstanding service and new initiatives at the forefront of thought leadership in executive recruitment.

Pamela Colquhoun Appointed to Partner

Pamela ColquhounFour Corners Group is extremely proud to announce the promotion of Pamela Colquhoun to Partner.

Pam has made a significant financial contribution to Four Corners Group by being the leading specialist in Canada conducting physician searches; she also adds immense value to the overall Healthcare Team.

During her time here, Pam has demonstrated a wonderful passion for everything we are aiming to accomplish at Four Corners Group and we value her desire for continuous improvement, dedication to clients, and winning spirit.

Congratulations, Pam – we wish you continued success and happiness in your new role.  Thank you for your hard work and outstanding results.

The Growth Imperative at Four Corners Group

The Growth Imperative at Four Corners Group

Since Four Corners Group was founded seven years ago, we have taken a tremendous amount of pride in our ability to help our clients find and hire great talent. Success of any organization, in a hyper-competitive world, is often determined by the caliber of its leadership and the resolve of its staff. Today’s leading organizations are a pure reflection of the people they employ.

As a Partnership group, we know that executive search is about the details. But in the back of our minds, we also understand that we play a very significant role in enabling growth; we are helping our clients grow by adding skilled professionals, helping our candidates grow by advancing their careers, and bringing in capable search professionals so Four Corners Group can help a wider array of clients.

Here are a few of our latest initiatives:

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