Bill Vlaad

CEO and Managing Partner

Our illustrious founder and CEO, Bill Vlaad, excels at connecting people and is the definition of ‘talent driven’. He is committed to helping companies build financial services teams that will successfully carry them through growth, change, or crisis.

Bill is a reformed investment banker, served time in corporate development, and has dabbled as an entrepreneur. He has been fired twice and 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 four, and with an MBA from a school formerly called Western, Bill gathered a strong group of like-minded people more than 15 years ago and built the market’s leading Executive financial recruitment firm in the country. This team is also behind the widely read Bill’s Buzz, the Executive Career Academy, and The CLiP — a podcast with leaders and influencers focused on what Canada needs to remain relevant. 

Now headquartered at TD West Tower in Toronto, Vlaad and Company began operations out of Bill’s kitchen, then his neighbour’s garage, and also a few local Starbucks (where he is still often spotted).

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.


MBA – Ivey Business School (Western)
Hons. BA Urban Studies – York University

Areas of Expertise
  • C-Suite
  • Board and Committee placements
  • Investment banking
  • Capital markets
  • Infrastructure/Project Finance
  • Private equity / Private Debt
  • Corporate development
  • Asset/wealth management
  • Credit and fixed income

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