Keith Labbett serves as partner and is based in the firm's Toronto office. Read more >
Keith Labbett serves as partner and is based in the firm's Toronto office. Keith is a well-known and respected executive search consultant with over two decades of search experience in a variety of industries and virtually all management functions. This contributes to his success in placing many high performing executives in many corporations both across Canada and Internationally. Keith’s list of successful high-profile senior executive and management assignments is both lengthy and impressive.
Prior to joining DHR International in 2015, Keith founded and presided over Toronto-based search firm, Osprey Executive Search for 10 years. His firm served clients in Canada and abroad, helping many of his international clients establish their presence in Canada. Over the past two decades, Keith has placed hundreds of successful, industry leading executives with a variety of organizations and across all management functions. His expertise is in Real Estate, Private Equity, Mining, Industrial, Construction, EPCM, Engineering, Infrastructure, Asset Management and Financial Services.
Pre-dating Osprey Executive Search, Keith was a founding partner in a high-profile Toronto-based boutique firm. Preceding his career in Executive Search, Keith was a real estate broker with DTZ Barnicke Ltd., commercial real estate brokerage. Keith has had hands on experience in the startup process of small firms and operations of independent professional service firms with between five to five hundred employees. He has also provided a variety of consulting services for many other successful companies over the past 20 years.
Keith’s dedication and determination have contributed to his success in both operations and sales and marketing roles. These senior level contacts and personal knowledge allow a more detailed understanding of each client’s needs and unique circumstances; thereby allowing him to more effectively assist clients in articulating what they should be seeking in the ideal executive. This is a key first step in a successful search to have an implicit understanding of the client’s strategy, culture and leadership in order to provide the very best possible candidates.
Keith is actively involved in a wide variety of charitable and community activities as a coach, organizer and board member including: the founding of The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation's fundraiser, Knock-Out Cancer, and a former board member of the world renowned Toronto Santa Claus Parade, and involvement in the organization and growth of Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby. Keith is an active member of the Toronto Cricket Club, Alpine Ski Club (Collingwood Ont.), and the Toronto Saracens RFC.
Keith is a very active alumnus of Bishop's University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, where he earned a BA in History, was a member of its National Committee (Toronto President), founder of the Bishop's chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity and played both varsity rugby and football. < Read less
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LOCATIONToronto | North America