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.

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Related Media Announcements

Search for new Niagara Region CAO gaining momentum
THE STANDARD
(May 2, 2021) by Bill Sawchuk
https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news/council/2021/05/02/search-for-new-niagara-region-cao-gaining-momentum.html

SCUGOG BEGINS SEARCH FOR REPLACEMENT OF RETIRING CAO
THE STANDARD
(July 9, 2020) by Dan Cearns
https://thestandardnewspaper.ca/scugog-begins-search-for-replacement-of-retiring-cao/

NOTL hires Marnie Cluckie as new CAO
Niagara This Week
(November 19, 2020) by Satbir Singh https://notllocal.com/2020/09/10/cao-search-moves-toward-interview-process/

CAO search moves toward interview process.
The Niagara-on-the-Lake LOCAL
(September 10, 2020) by Penny Coles https://notllocal.c
om/2020/09/10/cao-search-moves-toward-interview-process/

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


Municipal CAO and CEO Recruitment Experience (Past 3 years)

 

Other Senior Management Municipal Sector Searches (Past 3 years)

  • Chief Administrative Officer - Niagara Region (Current)
  • Chief Executive Officer - Newmarket Public Library (Current)
  • 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)- 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
 
  • 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 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
 
  • 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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