Alexander Whitehead



609 Granville Street, Suite 1150 Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5
Vancouver: 604.428.2800
Calgary: 403.993.9395

Alexander Whitehead Executive Search (Alexander Whitehead) is a boutique executive retained search firm providing advisory services to our clients in the areas of Board, C-Suite executive, and senior management search. Alexander Whitehead was established in March 2013 by Managing Partners Michael Alexander and Terry Whitehead who have a combined 30 years of search experience in the natural resource sectors. We specialize in the industrial space and have a deep understanding of the natural resources sector, specifically the mining, forestry, and manufacturing industries.  Industries Served: Forestry, Mining, Industrial Manufacturing, Renewable Energy.

Advisory Services
Our clients retain us on a frequent basis for the following consulting projects outside of executive search:

Succession Planning
We assist clients to identify future talent for key operational and leadership roles through candidate identification, psychometric testing, assessment, and compensation benchmarking.

Candidate Development
Once candidates are identified and in place, we support their development by providing onboarding and executive coaching.

Market Intelligence
We provide clients with objective research and market opinion on corporate culture and corporate reputation.


3723 15a Street SW Calgary, AB Canada T2T 4C4


Managing Partner

Michael has over 18 years of search experience executing senior executive placements across a broad range of business sectors including natural resources, forestry, mining, infrastructure, and manufacturing.


Prior to founding Alexander Whitehead, Michael was part of the industrial practice at Korn Ferry International where he established a reputation for delivering results on technically complex assignments within the mining sector. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Resource Economics from the University of Massachusetts. Michael’s professional experience includes a Board position with a small western Canadian manufacturing company. He speaks English, French, and conversational Spanish.


Managing Partner

Prior to founding Alexander Whitehead, Terry led the mining and executive search practice for a global recruitment firm based in Vancouver.


For Alexander Whitehead, he has successfully concluded complex searches at the Board, C-suite executive, and senior management levels for large international natural resource companies. Terry has an undergraduate degree from the University of Lethbridge where he currently serves on the Board of Governors. He is an accredited executive coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF).