Richard Wajs

Managing Director, Executive Sourcing

KPMG in Canada

Richard Wajs, Managing Director, Executive Sourcing is a highly experienced, fluently bilingual (English/French) executive search consultant who has an extensive professional services background. Richard has been the CEO of an executive search firm specializing in Board, C-level and senior management talent searches. Richard’s 20-plus year career in executive search has spanned across multiple industry sectors and, in particular, in professional services. 

Prior to Richard’s focus on executive talent acquisition, he was a senior officer at two of the world’s largest financial institutions and prior to that was an attorney and Partner in private practice. Richard and KPMG’s Executive Sourcing Team play a pivotal role in identifying trends and innovations, and in leveraging market data in order to competitively target Partners and Director-level individuals in order to meet our firm’s strategic executive talent requirements.

Richard is committed to providing senior external talent with a positive candidate experience and in ensuring a smooth transition to the firm’s onboarding and integration team.

  • Université de Montréal (Bachelor of Civil Law)

  • McGill University (Honours Bachelor of Arts Program, majoring in Political Science, completed first year)

  • iPEC Executive Coach Certification

  • Board Member, Men’s Cultural Alliance

  • Steering Committee of The 30% Club

  • Former Board Member, Destination Toronto

  • Former Board Member, Canadian Centre for Diversity