Anyone who’s worked with Cathy Preston and her team will testify to the passion, knowledge and work ethic Preston Human Capital Group brings to its searches. Please view these video testimonials from both clients and candidates.
President & CEO
Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Former President Ariad
Founder and former President
I had the pleasure of working with Preston Human Capital Group to hire two senior-level fundraisers. Both Cathy and Lindsay are extremely professional, responsive and results-oriented. They are also very client-oriented as they took the time to really understand our organization and needs. Not only was the job completed on time, but the services provided was of the highest quality. PHC exceeded all expectations and I won’t hesitate to work with them again in the future.
Anu Surendran, Senior, Private Sector Partnerships Officer - Americas UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency
Hiring the right talent is crucial. It takes a special skill set, a strong knowledge of the sector, an understanding of organizational culture, and the drive to ensure the process is completed. PHC brought all three to the table – resulting in a candidate with right skill set, the right fit with team, and the process completed on time.
Susan Larkin, Senior Director, Philanthropy Canadian Red Cross
When I think of Cathy Preston I think: Thorough; gets the business and the importance of talent in driving and delivering results; big picture thinker; knows the field and the people in it very well; definitely “an added-value, top notch professional.
Darrell Gregersen, President & CEO Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation (CAMH)
Today’s market is more competitive and complex than ever. When working with Cathy, you can be assured that your organization will be able to access some of the best talent out there – people that can drive your organization forward and align with its values. Cathy’s persistence, professionalism, transparency and integrity are key to delivering the right talent fit. She always exceeds expectation.
Caroline Riseboro, President & CEO, PLAN International Canada
I recently worked with Cathy on a search for a VP Marketing. She did an exceptional job in finding a talented pool of candidates for us. She managed the process very efficiently, beating our already tight timelines. Many of the candidates complimented Cathy and her team on the process and their professionalism.
Stacey Mowbray, President of the Americas, Weight Watchers International
Cathy and PHC are incredibly reliable and consistent when you engage them to deliver talent to your organization. They understand the needs of each assignment, the market and are able to deliver great quality people that exceed your expectations. Professional, dedicated and a real pleasure to have as a partner.
Sherry Macdonald, President and CEO, C.S.T. Consultants Inc.
When I think of engaging Cathy and PHC, I know that my needs will be well understood, that my thinking will be challenged and improved, and that the job will be done quickly and with quality. PHC has helped me improve the talent and caliber of my team and hence our outcomes.
Cathy knows the world of the business and not-for-profit sectors and brings discipline and candor to the search process. PHC is a small and hardworking team that combines personal service, integrity, and great understanding of the importance of culture and fit to find the right candidate.
Nicholas Offord, President, The Offord Group Inc.
I have partnered with Cathy in three different businesses. In every case, she has been both a great advisor and supporter of my company brands and strategies while helping me find the best possible executives to join my teams. She has an amazing ability to understand the needs of your business while contrasting your needs and abilities as a leader. As we all know, finding smart, hardworking, skilled executives is really only a small portion of the task. Making sure they fit the organizational culture, the existing leadership team, and knowing what your company really needs versus what I might want, is where her magic happens. After 20 years of working with her I still feel the magic.
Michael Smith, CEO, Dragon FX Software and Appetite Lab
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada is in the process of finishing our search for a new CEO. From her first meeting with the Board Search committee through to candidate selection we have been about to rely on Cathy’s professionalism, optimism and ability to “stealthily” guide our search to a successful conclusion. This was our first search experience with Cathy; it certainly won’t be the last!
Jessie Morrison, Vice President, Human Resources Christian Children's Fund of Canada