Kerry brings a diverse background as an Executive Search Consultant with two global executive search firms, a senior political staffer at both the House of Commons and the Ontario Legislature, and as a qualified teacher. Her broad political experience, including positions as an Advance Person for Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and Chief of Staff for Gerard Kennedy, has provided Kerry with an extensive network of contacts in almost every segment of Canadian business across the country.
Active in executive search since 1997, Kerry honed her recruiting skills at Korn/Ferry International and TMP Worldwide (subsequently acquired by Heidrick & Struggles). Kerry has successfully recruited senior executives on behalf of clients in sectors including not-for-profit, professional services, retail, public sector, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing.
In addition to successfully completing engagements in all functional areas, she has developed particular expertise working with selection committees and volunteer Boards of Directors in the recruitment of CEOs and Executive Directors within the not-for profit sector. Her clients include charities, hospital foundations, universities and school boards as well as advocacy and professional associations.
Kerry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours English Literature) from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Education from Lakehead University. She has served as a Board Member of Jewish National Fund of Toronto and is an active member of the Canadian Society of Association Executives.