The Verriez Executive Search Team

At Verriez, we will steer you through every step of your successful search process. We focus our expertise on the very top tiers of business professionals, and keep our practice flexible to adapt creatively to the unique challenges that your individual executive search requires.


Paul Verriez: President

DSC 0089Paul began his career in sales and marketing with Gillette UK. After moving to Canada in 1976 with Gillette, he took on various positions with Edmont Canada, a division of Beckton Dickinson. Paul's transition into executive search occurred in 1980, when he joined Dunhill Consultants. He illustrated his aptitude for the business quickly, garnering recognition as the top-producing Dunhill Consultant in Canada in 1982. In 1983, Paul became a member of the Dunhill Round Table Discussion Group, a committee reserved for the top 10 Dunhill producers in North America; he became Operations Manager of Dunhill soon after. In 1985, Paul incorporated his own executive search firm, The Verriez Group Inc. As an Executive Search specialist in senior management and executive level accounting and finance disciplines, as well as a broad array of job functions, Paul Verriez has built relationships in markets including the UK, Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Some of Paul’s searches have identified candidates located in Belgium and Ireland. We have recruited Canadian senior financial executives who were looking to get back to Canada for these specific roles. One of the positions was located in Yellowknife, NWT. One of our most recent searches was for an Operations Manager in Acuna, Mexico (see successful candidate testimonial).  Other senior searches outside of finance have included VP General Counsel searches for clients located in the GTA. Email:


Brent Verriez: Vice-President

Brent 2Brent joined Verriez Executive Search in August 2016 with over 11 years of experience in finance and accounting.  He brings to each client relationship a strong understanding of the technical and business aspects required of senior finance and accounting positions.

Brent began his career in public accounting after graduating in 2005 with an Honors Business Administration degree from the Ivey Business School at Western University in London, Ontario. In 2005, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in London, Ontario and obtained his Chartered Accountant (now Chartered Professional Accountant) designation in 2008. As a Manager in the Audit and Assurance practice at PwC, he provided accounting services for annual audits, quarterly reviews, business acquisitions and divestitures, due diligence procedures and consultations on complex accounting and reporting issues. He gained considerable experience working with a variety of clients - multinational corporations (USA, Germany, Switzerland, Singapore), both publicly and privately held companies, manufacturing and services sectors, financial services and pension funds.

In 2013, Brent joined Movati Athletic (formerly The Athletic Club) in the role of Corporate Controller. At Movati, he was able to gain valuable experience working on a private equity sale and after some Corporate restructuring in 2015, he was appointed Interim CFO in addition to the Corporate Controller role. Brent oversaw the accounting and administration team at Movati, supporting the senior executive team and club managers at 12 locations across Ontario. Brent was integral to the introduction of P&L responsibility at the club level and enhanced financial reporting for the Board of Directors and financing partners.

Brent is also active in the community serving as Treasurer on the Board of Directors at Boler Mountain, an outdoor recreation facility in London, Ontario.


Tara Forster Sowa: Manager, Research & Administration

EasterSunday2Tara has over 16 years research experience with Verriez and has successfully managed the research process for many senior executive assignments locally, nationally and internationally. Tara has also attended many research training sessions offered by the AESC in New York City, Los Angeles and has attended international summits, such as the European Research Summit held in London, England.



Theresa Wanless, Senior Research Consultant

Theresa has been with Verriez since 2004, and prior to that had worked for a large international executive search firm as a Senior Research consultant for 18 years. Theresa brings over 20 years research experience in national and international executive searches as well as remote searches in various parts of Canada. Email:


For more details, do contact us at our London office 1-519-673-3463 or our Toronto office 1-416-847-0036.

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