Search Team Bios
President and Managing Partner
As the Owner, President, and Managing Partner of Feldman Daxon Partners, Corey possesses a unique full-cycle talent management skillset and has successfully helped leading organizations across the country “recruit, rebrand, and retain” their top talent since 1994. Corey’s approachable style and drive allow him to grow and maintain strong and long-lasting partnerships with leaders at Canada’s top companies across a variety of industries including healthcare, retail, telecom, finance, government, non-profit, manufacturing, pharma, and more.
Corey is also a hands-on leader and contributor to the firm, having successfully completed critical, high-value management and executive searches in every major industry and functional area, focusing on uncovering hidden talent and rising stars. His in-depth understanding of search strategy, attention to detail, and personable persistence led to his rise within the Canadian recruitment field. He has managed both national and local executive outplacement and career transition projects, including individual management terminations and multiple-site, large scale terminations. His experience includes pre-termination counselling, job search and career counselling services, where he has acted as a trusted advisor to executives navigating through sensitive transitions. Corey has also worked with national clients to facilitate coaching programs using Feldman Daxon’s “Define, Assess & M.O.V.E.” methodology.
Corey holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, where he majored in both Marketing and Organizational Behaviour. He has volunteered services to a variety of not-for-profit organizations through Feldman Daxon’s Annual Charitable search program, and he actively coaches youth sports.
Patrick Rowan (he/him) joined Feldman Daxon Partners in 2002 as a retained executive search consultant. Working closely with his research and support team, he personally executes every search with a high attention to detail and service to clients and candidates. He has successfully completed more than 200 retained searches across Canada for clients in the private, public and not for profit sectors, and he has an extensive track record in executive recruitment for municipal and provincial governments in Ontario and Nova Scotia.
Prior to joining our firm, Patrick worked in business development for IBM Canada, Johnson & Johnson, ITI Information Technology Institute and EXOCOM Consulting. He has leveraged his business and marketing experience to develop a diverse portfolio of clients and completed assignments, and a highly successful recruiting process. Patrick has an MBA from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He lives in Oakville, Ontario.
Ron Meyers is a Partner with Feldman Daxon Partners. Prior to joining the firm in 1993, Ron began his successful career as a professional search consultant with a Toronto-based management consulting firm. A true pioneer, he helped to design and implement one of Canada’s earliest career transition counselling programs.
Ron’s dedicated leadership in the areas of business development, career transition coaching, and executive search provide customers and clients with supportive and responsive service. Ron and his team provide career transition counselling and executive coaching to a diverse range of clients at all career levels in retail, distribution, education, healthcare, financial services, mining, manufacturing, medical, food services, communications, and not-for-profit sectors. Ron is often a hands-on contributor to the full recruitment cycle for our executive search practice, leveraging his strong network and passion for engaging individuals to recruit top talent for many of Canada’s leading organizations.
Ron is married with three sons. He is an avid squash player, scuba diver, and plays a bass drum in an alumni rudimental drum line.
Gord Brandt is a Senior Consultant with Feldman Daxon Partners. His expertise is evenly focused on our three practices of career transition, executive search, and executive coaching. Gord brings over 25 years of experience in human resources management in a variety of industries including retail, telecommunications, and financial services. In his most recent roles, Gord has held the position of senior vice president, head of human resources for a Canadian bank owned investment dealer, a publicly traded financial services holding company, and a large Canadian pension plan.
Throughout his career in corporate HR, Gord has developed a skill set that includes employee counselling and executive coaching at all levels, ranging from junior, entry level employees to more seasoned Canadian executives and CEOs. Gord also has extensive experience working with boards of directors of public companies where he provided education, training, and counselling to select board members. As an executive search consultant, Gord has executed many search assignments for a wide variety of clients in many industry sectors and at varying levels.
Gord has a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from Ryerson University, and he subsequently obtained his Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. Gord has worked on several Boards of Directors including the board of directors of a well-known independent school in Toronto where he recently completed a two term, six year, senior level coaching assignment focusing on performance enhancement and effective communication skills. Gord is passionate about his family and lives with his wife and two children in Toronto.
Executive Search Consultant
Marty Greenaway proudly joined the Feldman Daxon Team in 2018 as an executive search consultant, where he provides support and research for the team with high level of detail and tenacity. Prior to joining the firm, Marty was a recruiter and account executive at S.i. Systems, one of Canada’s largest contingent IT recruitment agencies. His work focused on the major Canadian pension funds for S.i’s National Financial Sector where he specialized in bringing a strong client-focused approach to his work. With exposure to athletics, hospitality, recruiting and client management Marty has developed skills that are adaptable and applicable to the executive search world.
His humility, drive and passion for helping others has allowed for him to excel in this line of work. Marty graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2013 with Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in History. He is a five-time (and counting) Ride to Conquer Cancer participant and also raises money yearly for SickKids Hospital through Bike2Play.
Executive Search Consultant
Kelly Cline (she/her) is an Executive Search Consultant with Feldman Daxon Partners, joining the team in 2022. Kelly brings over 15 years of experience in search, with previous experience supporting clients in finance and accounting, manufacturing and engineering, and the public sector.
Throughout her career Kelly has developed and maintained a passion for the search sector, always striving to find the best fit for both her candidates and clients. Kelly has a proven track record of identifying, pipelining, and securing top talent for her clients. Her approach is that of a “recruitment advisor,” establishing and building relationships to help her clients grow their business. Kelly has worked with clients in both Canada and the United States to develop recruitment strategies, build succession planning programs and establish business processes.
Kelly has an honours diploma in Human Resource Management and has received several awards throughout her career in recruitment, including Presidents Club, Brand Ambassador, and Rookie of the Year.
Patricia Bortolon is a Senior Consultant with Feldman Daxon Partners. She proudly joined the Feldman Daxon team of consultants in 2014 after a successful history in her previous roles within HR firms across both corporate and non-profit organizations. She is a client-focused, big-picture thinker who supports internal and external clients. Patricia is passionate about connecting with HR professionals to build solutions tailored to their needs in the areas of career transition, recruitment, and talent management.
With exposure to both private and public sectors, Patricia has developed in-depth knowledge of coaching and counselling methodologies that are adaptable and applicable to diverse audiences across multiple levels. She has successfully recruited great candidates and has paired them with organizations for long-term success by thoroughly understanding the needs of the client and the background of all candidates.
As a Birkman Certified practitioner, Patricia works with individuals not only to provide valuable career insight but to also support the development process. Patricia holds an honours diploma and designation in Career Work Counselling from George Brown College.
Client Services Manager
Sarah DeGrace (she/her) is a Client Services Manager with Feldman Daxon Partners. Sarah joined the team in 2013 after providing collaborative processes and innovative results at a large human capital firm as a member of the career solutions team for five years. Prior to her experience in HR consulting, she spent several years in senior coordinator roles in marketing and communications for non-profit and public sector organizations.
Sarah’s extensive background in project management, communications, customer service, and administration lends itself well to driving and supporting full-cycle assignments across all practice areas in the organization: executive search, career transition, leadership development, coaching, and assessment. She has successfully coordinated the delivery of dozens of retained searches in support of our search partner, along with providing business development support to the partners and BD team. A clear communicator with exceptional attention to detail, her management responsibilities also include overseeing and collaborating with the client services team, proposal generation and brand management, financial administration, coordinating large-scale projects and events, and database management.
Sarah attended York University and Humber College. She is an honours graduate of the public relations program at Humber and was the recipient of the Argyle Communications award for excellence in writing. She has also completed courses in a variety of technology tools and conflict management.