Our People
Canaan Ridge brings together an extraordinary mix of people from diverse disciplines to develop and deliver a unique set of customized professional development services.

Bob Benson, Founder

Bob has over 25 years of domestic and international leadership experience in the executive search industry. He is the Founder of Canaan Ridge and Chairman of RLBenson & Associates, which provides a broad array of business and consulting services to executive search firms worldwide. During his nearly 20-year tenure at Spencer Stuart, Bob progressed through a series of increasingly responsible management roles…

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Chris Roebuck, Program Leader

Chris’ background and expertise in executive and professional development has been honed over a career that has spanned more than 25 years. Nominated in 2009 as one of the top 25 "Most Influential HR Thinkers" by HR Magazine, Chris currently advises global clients on maximizing performance through developing, aligning and engaging their people…

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Garland West, Founding Partner

Garland brings over 30 years of diverse experience in organizational communications, with a particular expertise in branding and identity. He has excelled on assignments ranging from brand development, reputation management and public relations to market research, media training and communication program design. His impressive roster of global clients spans multiple industries, including banking and financial services, executive search and board recruitment …

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Isabel Witte, Founding Partner

Isabel has had her professional focus on developing talent equity for over 20 years. As a founding partner of Bernotat & Cie. main focus of her work today is coaching C-level executives. Beyond this she works with international organizations such as The World Economic Forum, Linklaters and The Boston Consulting Group implementing both coaching and career counselling programs…

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I’ve known Bob Benson since we were management colleagues at one of the ‘big firms.’ He is a man of utmost integrity and someone who has the soundest judgment I know regarding what it takes for a firm—and an individual—to thrive in the Executive Search profession.

Jeff Hodge
former Chairman
Hodge Partners
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