Founder's Council
Canaan Ridge was founded by industry leaders who possess a shared passion for executive search and professional development. These individuals were integral in the formation of Canaan Ridge, lending their expertise to the development of our unique solutions.

Steve Boudreau, formerly Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Canaan Ridge
  • More than 15 years of experience marketing global professional services firms, including retained executive search, legal services and management consulting
  • Former Director of Marketing and Communications at Slayton Search Partners/ Boardroom Consultants
  • Former Business Development Manager at Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal LLP, an Am Law 100 Firm
  • Ten years as Marketing Manager at A.T. Kearney
Helene Buchanan-Dunne, Formerly Vice President of Performance Development, Buchanan-Dunne Associates
  • 15 years of domestic and international experience in recruiting and learning and development
  • Internationally recognized facilitator and frequent speaker at major international events in Asia, Europe and North America
  • Former Vice President of Performance Development at Management Recruiters International (MRI), where she was awarded “Best in Class” for delivering training excellence to over 40 countries
  • Former recruiting positions held at recruitment consultancies Antal International, Cavendish Knight and ResourceBank
Janet Jones-Parker, Founder of Jones-Parker/Starr
  • Known as the ''Recruiter's Recruiter,'' with 30 years of experience in executive search consulting
  • Recognized by Business Week in 2008 as one of “The World’s 50 Most Influential Headhunters”
  • Former President of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC)
  • Former Vice President and Partner in two of the largest global search firms
  • Founder of the Committee of 200, Women in Management and the International Women's Forum
Jan Wilmott, Director, Leadership Development at Royal Bank of Canada
  • Former President of Wilmott Consulting, working with individuals, organizations and teams to help them function more effectively and efficiently
  • Former Executive Director at the UBS Leadership Institute
  • Former Director, Learning and Development, at The Boeing Company
After more than 35 years in executive search—recruiting recruiters for both corporations and executive search firms, and as the former President of the AESC—I am thrilled to be part of a team delivering such a comprehensive, high quality, executive development program for our industry. It is long overdue.

Janet Jones- Parker
Founding Partner
Canaan Ridge
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