A life’s work is too
important to be
left to chance.
Banff Advisors is the premier career management advisory that is tailor-made for executives, serving as a partner to high-performing leaders throughout their careers.
We aim to remove chance and replace it with purpose and career ownership, shifting career paths from reactive to proactive.
We enable leaders to become purposeful in their careers and
Banff Advisors was founded to serve executives who want to take a proactive approach to fulfill their career ambitions. We know you are busy – we work actively behind the scenes for you, ensuring you continue to move towards your career goals – in a current role, planning for the next step, or looking ahead into the distant future.
Our years in the executive talent space allow us to connect our clients with the most critical networks, market insights and feedback.
We bring together the stakeholders who shape career trajectories (executives, boards, search firms, advisors, coaches, investors, hiring managers), creating a win-win for everyone and providing our clients with the best options – and information – to fulfill their ambitions.
At times, clients’ needs extend beyond our expertise, and we partner with exceptional service providers in areas such as Public Relations, Communications, Brand, Compensation, Legal and Transition/ Executive Coaching to provide a truly holistic approach. Read more about our thinking.
We are proud to partner with and advocate for executives from a broad range of backgrounds.
- 15% Full-time Board, Advisor
- 22% CEO / Board
- 58% C-suite / Board
- 5% Early Exec
- 55% Gender and/or ethnic diversity
- 7% Military service transition
As of June 2021
Optimizing the talent marketplace.
Leveraging decades of experience in the talent industry we have developed Contender, a discreet and confidential platform that connects vetted exceptional talent with leading executive search teams – at the right time, for the right roles.
Great leaders should find great opportunities, and organizations should not only know who the best leaders are, but be confident that they are engaging them at the right time. Talent is the ultimate competitive advantage.
One of our underlying missions is to improve the system that tries to match great talent with unique opportunities. We want it to work better for all stakeholders – greater transparency, more feedback, better network ROI.
Like many who graduated during a recession, I took the first job I could. Lucky for me, it began an amazing journey – nearly 20 years in executive search, building deep meaningful relationships from Wall Street to Silicon Valley, Davos to the hills of Rwanda. But there was always the nagging question – did I do the best thing for me, or did I do the best with what found me? And how much did it help that, to borrow a phrase from a good friend of mine, I was “Yale, pale and male”?
These questions continued to perplex me throughout my career in executive search. It amazed me how little control executives often had, and how frequently a major career transition occurred only because someone happened to answer the phone that day, or a name happened to be thought of late at night and made it to the client.
I built Banff Advisors because I am passionate about helping people achieve purpose in their careers and life – to not rely on chance but instead take control of their futures. We bring unique insights, relationships and more importantly a set of values and motivations that enable us to be on your side – even when a message might not be an easy one to hear.
And why “Banff”? I was ten years old when my mother packed us up in her minivan and headed west in pursuit of a new life. On a New Year’s morning, we rounded a corner and there with the rising sun hitting its peak was the first mountain I had ever seen. While Banff is the town and not the mountain, since then “Banff” and the sun rising on that first peak was to me always a symbol of futures to come, a gateway to something new and exciting.