Active in executive search since 1994, Alyson has served firms in real estate, retail, broad-based financial services (life insurance, asset management, pension funds, consumer credit, custody), and technology (software and hardware solutions, telecommunications).
Her completed searches include engagements for areas in general management, finance, marketing, sales and human resources, as well as within specialized fields such as board directorships, real estate development and asset management across a myriad of asset classes and geographies, corporate real estate, investor relations, information technology, tax and actuarial.
Prior to re-launching her own boutique firm, Alyson was a Client Partner with Heidrick & Struggles, a publicly-traded international executive search organization. Previously, Alyson had launched a boutique executive search firm which was subsequently acquired by Korn Ferry International. Before that, she held positions within CIBC Development Corporation. Alyson began her career with IBM Canada.
Alyson is a graduate of the Ivey School of Business at Western University.
Alyson serves on the board of the Belmont House Foundation. She formerly chaired the Board of the Dunblaine School, a not-for-profit organization which serves children with learning differences, and led its Real Estate Committee. Alyson is a member of Toronto Commercial Real Estate Women.
She is an avid yet slow runner, and 'competes' in the occasional triathlon. She is a terrible golfer. She lives in Toronto with her husband, five daughters and Border Terrier.