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Bill Vlaad

PRESIDENT & CEO
Bill VlaadBill is a reformed Investment Banker, served time in corporate development and has dabbled as an entrepreneur. He has been fired twice, has gone through the process of negotiating severance, dealing with lawyers and the anxiety of looking for new career directions. He has been sold a bill of goods from headhunters in the past, and has had to deal with the dilemma of handing over job search control to recruiting firms.

With all that experience, what he has learned as a father of three and with an MBA from a school formerly called Western, Bill encouraged a strong group of people to eventually lead Vlaad and Company into the Best Financial Services Recruitment firm in North America (seriously, that is an award). The team created the market rag Bill's Buzz, the intense career rebuilder, the Executive Career Academy and The CLiP - a podcast with Leaders and Influencers focused on what Canada needs to remain relevant.

Now headquartered at 56 Temperance Street in Toronto, Vlaad and Company literally started out of his kitchen, then into his neighbour's garage, and then morphed into a few local Starbucks (where he is still often spotted).

Bill gave up on his hair long ago and is always willing to take a free round of golf if offered but didn't even make the cut for the Vlaad golf team. During the winter he schleps north on weekends to ski, or more correctly, watch his two eldest ski.

Lastly, he thanks you for taking the time to read the team bios and hopes your experience with Vlaad and Company is a positive one.
Bill@Vlaadco.com
O: 647.426.3890
EDUCATION
  • MBA, Western University
  • CFA Level 1
  • Hons. BA Urban Studies, York University

AWARDS
  • Living this long and fathering wonderful children. The only awards worth writing about
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