Municipal Government

 

Kartik Kumar, Partner, Legacy Partners Executive SearchKartik Kumar

Partner, National Practice Leader Municipal Government
Legacy Executive Search Partners
Canada's Premier Municipal Executive Search Firm

Cell: 416.271.4397
E-mail: kartik.kumar@lesp.ca

 

Practice Strengths:

  • Extensive Network and a personal connection to Canada's Top CAO's and other Senior Management professionals within the Municipal Government Sectors.
  • Specialize in recruiting "passive candidates" within the Municipal and Broader Public Sectors i.e. Candidates that are currently working and not actively looking for a new role. We entice them to make a move to your corporation.
  • High retention rates for all our searches. Our success is measured by the contribution and impact that the hired candidates makes in their respective roles rather than the positions that they have been hired for.
  • Unique historical relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the World's largest professional services firm.

Municipal Government Practice Introductory Video
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Thought Leadership Articles

Measuring and Assessing For Performance In Recruiting
Linkedin (October 10, 2023) by Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners

For Municipalities, Retention Starts With Recruitment
Linkedin (July 18, 2023) by Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners

How To Showcase Work-Life Balance In Your Recruitment Marketing
Linkedin (June 7, 2023) by Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners

The Role of Wellness in Recruitment Marketing
omhra.ca (May 31, 2023) by Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners

Is Now The Time To Make A Diversity Leadership Hire?
Linkedin (May 1, 2023) by Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners

5 Ways The Public Sector Can Be More Competitive In Recruiting Talent
Linkedin (Feb 9, 2023) by Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners

Why Marketing Your Community Is Key When Competing For Talent
Linkedin (Mar 28, 2022) by Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners

Why Team Building Is Crucial For Onboarding New Leaders
Linkedin (Mar 16, 2022) by Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners

Recruiting for Hard to Fill & Specialized Positions
Linkedin (Dec 3, 2021) by Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners

The Value A Search Firm Provides Versus The Costs To A Municipality / Broader Public Sector Organization
Linkedin (Nov 8, 2021) by Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners

Building And Reconnecting a Hybrid Workforce for Public Sector Organizations Across Canada.
Linkedin (Sep 3, 2021) by Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners

Finding Diversity, Inclusion & Equity in Municipal Government and Public Sector Organizations in Canada
Linkedin (Aug 12, 2021) by Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners

How To Find Executive Level Talent For Canada's Municipalities And Broader Public Sector Organizations
Linkedin (Jun 29, 2021) by Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners

What Post Pandemic Leadership Will Look Like For Canada
Linkedin (May 14, 2021) by Kartik Kumar, Legacy Executive Search Partners


 

Placement Announcements

Loyalist Township Welcomes New Chief Administrative Officer
Linkedin
(January 30, 2023) by Karik Kumar

The City of Markham Announces Joseph Silva As New Treasurer and Director of Financial Services
Linkedin
(June 2, 2023) by Kartik Kumar

Brockton Appoints New Director of Community Services
Linkedin
(September 1, 2023) by Kartik Kumar

Town of Perth Welcomes New Manager of Planning and Economic Development
Linkedin
(September 14, 2023) by Kartik Kumar

City of Vaughan Welcomes New Director of Parks, Forestry and Horticulture Operations
Linkedin
(October 19, 2023) by Kartik Kumar

Search for new Niagara Region CAO gaining momentum
THE STANDARD
(May 2, 2021) by Bill Sawchuk

SCUGOG BEGINS SEARCH FOR REPLACEMENT OF RETIRING CAO
THE STANDARD
(July 9, 2020) by Dan Cearns

NOTL hires Marnie Cluckie as new CAO
Niagara This Week
(November 19, 2020) by Satbir Singh

CAO search moves toward interview process.
The Niagara-on-the-Lake LOCAL
(September 10, 2020) by Penny Coles

Township's top official retiring this summer
The Uxbridge Cosmos
(June 6, 2019) by Roger Varley PDF Download


 

OMHRA

Is Now The Time To Make A Diversity Leadership Hire?
HR Navigator OMHRA
(March, 2023) by Karik Kumar

The Role of Wellness in Recruitment Marketing
OMHRA
(May 31, 2023) by Karik Kumar


Municipal CAO and CEO Recruitment Experience (Past 3 years)

 

Other Senior Management Municipal Sector Searches (Past 3 years)

  • Chief Administrative Officer, Loyalist Township
  • President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - The Peterborough and Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce
  • Chief Administrative Officer - The Township of Georgian Bay
  • Chief Administrative Officer - Town of Fort Erie
  • Chief Administrative Officer - Township of Ramara
  • Chief Administrative Officer - Niagara Region
  • Chief Executive Officer - Newmarket Public Library
  • Chief Administrative Officer -- Town of Greater Napanee
  • Chief Administrative Officer- City of Pickering
  • City Manager- City of Burlington
  • City Manager- City of Cambridge
  • Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)- City of St. Catharines
  • Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)- City of Kingston
  • Chief Administrative Officer- Township of Uxbridge
  • Chief Administrative Officer- Township of Scugog
  • Chief Administrative Officer- Town of Niagara- On- the Lake
  • Chief Administrative Officer- Town of Cobourg
  • Chief Administrative Officer- Region of Waterloo
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- Burlington Public Library
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- Whitchurch- Stouffville Public Library
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- St. Catharines Public Library
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- Whitby Public Library
  • Chief Librarian and Executive Officer - Ajax Public Library
  • Chief Librarian- Halton Hills Public Library
  • Chief Executive Officer- Real Estate Council of Ontario
 
  • Manager of Planning and Economic Development, Town of Perth
  • Nurse- Case Coordinator, Durham Regional Police Services
  • Manager of Finance, DSSAB
  • Director, Parks, Forestry and Horticulture, City of Vaughan
  • Director, Anti Racism, City of London
  • Director, People Services, City of London
  • Treasurer, Town of Greater Napanee
  • Manager of Planning and Development, Township of Southgate
  • Development Planner 3 Role, City of Brampton
  • Commissioner, Public Works, City of Brampton
  • Director, Purchasing, City of Brampton
  • Manager of Planning and Development, Township of Southgate
  • Director of Community Services, City of Brockton
  • Treasurer - City of Markham
  • Chief Planner - Town of East Gwillimbury
  • Director of Planning and Development Services, Town of Fort Erie
  • Director, Legal Services / Town Solicitor,
    Town of Fort Erie
  • Manager, Planning, Elgin County
  • Director and Chief Licensing Officer, By-Law and Compliance, Licensing and Permit Services, City of Vaughan
  • Director, Recreation Services, City of Vaughan
  • Manager of Legislative Services / Town Clerk, Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Supervisor, Information Security / Technical Analyst, City of London
  • Chief Building Official (CBO), Town of Whitby
  • Director, Infrastructure and Public Works, Municipality of West Grey
  • Director of Development Services, Town of Georgina
  • Director, Systems and Performance Outcomes, Kitchener Public Library
  • General Manager, Corporate Services, The Corporations of Norfolk County
  • Director of Planning Services, Township of Lake of Bays
  • Director of People and Equity - Dufferin County
  • Director of Development and Tourism - Dufferin County
  • Director of Planning Services / Chief Planner - City of Cambridge
  • Manager of Legislative Services / Municipal Clerk - Town of Greater Napanee
  • Senior Manager, Economic Development- Town of Whitby
  • Commissioner, Financial Services and Treasurer- Town of Whitby
  • Director, Planning and Development Services, Town of Ajax
  • Director of Finance/ Treasurer, Town of Ajax
  • Director of Operations and Environmental Services, Town of Ajax
  • Director of Operations, Roads and Traffic, City of Kitchener
  • Director of Operations, Environmental Services, City of Kitchener
  • Director of Utilities, City of Kitchener
  • Director, Water, Wastewater and Storm Water, City of London
  • Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing, City of Kitchener
  • Executive Director of Economic Development, City of Kitchener
  • Director of Communications, City of Cambridge
  • Director, Rapid Transit, Region of Waterloo
  • Director, Transit Services, Region of Waterloo
  • Director, Housing Services, Region of Waterloo
  • Director, Information Technology Services, Region of Waterloo
  • City Solicitor, City of Niagara Falls
  • Director of Municipal Works, City of Niagara Falls
  • Director of Planning and Building Services, City of St. Catharines
  • Executive Director, First Ontario Performing Arts Centre- City of St. Catharines
  • Director, Economic Development Services, City of Oshawa
  • Director, Planning Services, City of Oshawa
  • Director, Engineering Services, City of Oshawa
  • Director of Finance, Township of Malahide
  • Director of Information Technology, Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC)
  • Director of Finance, Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC)
  • Manager of Human Resources, Tarion Warranty Corporation
  • General Manager, Business Development and Enterprise- City of Guelph

Past Searches Completed:

 

Past Municipalities Served:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Commissioner of Development Services
  • Executive Director of Economic Development
  • Director of Utilities
  • Director of Operations- Roads and Traffic
  • Director of Operations- Environmental Services
  • Manager, Licensing
  • Director of Urban Planning
  • Director of Planning
  • Director of Economic Development
  • Director of Engineering Services
  • Director of Communications
  • Director of Rapid Transit
  • Director of Digital Services and Emerging Technologies
 
  • Town of Greater Napanee
  • Niagara Region
  • City of Greater Sudbury
  • City of Kawartha Lakes
  • City of Kitchener
  • City of London
  • City of Orillia
  • Rocky View County
  • Town of Claresholm
  • City of Barrie
  • City of St. Catharines
  • City of Ottawa
  • City of Oshawa
  • City of Cambridge
  • Region of Waterloo
  • City of Markham
  • Toronto Public Library
  • Brampton Public Library

Past Placements:

   
  • Brampton Downtown Development Corporation – President
  • Brampton Public Library – Chief Executive Officer
  • City of Barrie – Director, Engineering
  • City of Greater Sudbury – Chief Administrative Officer
  • City of Kawartha Lakes – Chief Administrative Officer
  • City of Kitchener – Chief Administrative Officer, Manager Licensing, Director of Operations (Roads and Traffic)
  • City of London – Chief Administrative Officer
  • City of Orillia – Chief Administrative Officer
  • City of Oshawa – Director of Planning, and Director of Economic Development
 
  • City of Toronto – Numerous positions including CAO, Senior Commissioners and Fire Chief; 3 Associate Medical Officers of Health; Director, Healthy Environments; Chief Dental Advisor
  • County of Hastings – Chief Administrative Officer
  • Hamilton Utilities Corp. – Selection of Directors
  • Toronto Community Housing Corp. – Vice President, Human Resources / Director, Labour Relations
  • Toronto Police Service – Manager of Labour Relations, Manager Performance Management & Administration
  • Town of Markham – Director of Planning & Urban Design

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