CVCA Member Profiles

CVCA Member Profile: MondouxRollins Partners Inc.

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We’re continuing our member series on CVCA Central; profiling our members and providing insight into these invaluable organizations in our community.

The latest member we are excited to profile is MondouxRollins Partners Inc.

Tell us about MondouxRollins Partners Inc.

Founded in 2018, MondouxRollins Partners Inc. is a retained executive search firm and a proud member of the AESC (Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants) working exclusively with private companies. Our clients are founder-led, family-run, private equity or venture capital-backed organizations. 

As trusted search consultants, we’re honoured to help our private company clients find solutions to highly complex situations and to mitigate risk. We help our clients build high-performing teams and boards. Our core values lie in being focused on fit, process-oriented, results-oriented, relationship-builders, and trusted advisors, often undertaking the tough assignments when all other recruitment efforts have failed. 

Additionally, the firm is an Everything DiSC Authorized Partner, and Certified Everything DiSC Trainer, providing solutions and tools to help leadership teams build more effective working relationships together.

What is MondouxRollins Partners Inc.’s focus?

Our firm’s focus is on senior leadership roles for mid-market private companies across Canada. We understand how challenging and complex it is for private companies to recruit leadership talent — for their teams and for their boards. We often work with portfolio companies of Private Equity firms to help them find their senior leadership and ensure they are well-positioned for growth and able to meet the expectations of their investors.

MondouxRollins Partners Inc. functions across all industries and all senior leadership functions in private companies; we are industry and role agnostic. Our focus is on the type of clients that retain us — privately-held, mid-market companies.

Who are the key people at MondouxRollins Partners Inc.?

Jennifer Mondoux, CEO and Founder of MondouxRollins Partners Inc., has been an executive search practitioner since 2008. She is an advisor to her entrepreneurial clients and specializes in leading her team to find leadership talent in complex, high-growth, evolving companies. Jennifer also has her NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) Directorship Certificate. The firm is quarterbacked by a team of principals and associates, each armed with a high degree of judgement and smarts. Our team members are exceptionally skilled in research, as well as in the development and assessment of leadership talent for private companies.

Sitting on the Advisory Board at MondouxRollins Partners Inc. are Doug McDonald and Karen McKnight. Doug is a trusted strategic advisor and mentor and has been a leader in the Canadian and international M&A market for more than 35 years. He held senior positions in Canada and the U.K. during his career with major investment banking and professional services firms, including 22 years as a partner at Deloitte where he founded and lead the Corporate Finance and Private Equity practices.

For over 20 years, Karen has worked extensively with private companies and founders/​entrepreneurs; coaching one-on-one, facilitating groups of CEOs and senior leaders, as well as creating and delivering leadership development programs. Karen started her private executive coaching practice Transitions’ Edge Ltd.” in 2002, providing coaching and consulting to individuals and organizations.

What is MondouxRollins Partners Inc. excited about for the future?

MondouxRollins Partners Inc. recently announced the launch of Canada’s Best Private Boards (AKA The Boardies), a first-of-its-kind, national (annual) awards program that will recognize excellence in Canadian private company boards. Winners will be recognized in the following categories: Best Fiduciary Board — Other (unrelated shareholders ownership — PE, VC, Angel Investors, etc.); Best Fiduciary Board — Family-Owned; Best Fiduciary Board — Employee-Owned; and, Best Advisory Board. 

Board governance, in this country, has been overwhelmingly focused on publicly traded companies, crown corporations or not-for-profit associations. In 2024, we’re changing that,” said Jennifer Mondoux. Privately held SMEs drive the Canadian economy, and boards – both fiduciary and advisory – are increasingly becoming the strategic engines of those organizations. Great governance drives performance and it’s time to recognize that excellence,” said Jennifer.

Canada’s Best Private Boards will focus on mid-market, founder-led, family-run, employee-owned and/​or PE and VC-backed organizations, that have developed, led and fine-tuned their boards to help drive the success of their organizations. Winners will be celebrated on November 6th, 2024, in Toronto, at our Canada’s Best Private Boards Summit and Awards.