The Derhak Difference

It takes Derhak
to deliver exceptional


You’re tired of scouring LinkedIn to get a handful of ‘pretty good’ leads.

You’re tired of resumes from volume recruiters.

You want square-peg, perfect-fit candidates, but you also want exceptional people from overlapping industries, who bring new ideas and approaches

We deliver that kind of exceptional.


We’ve held executive roles in large companies. We know what talent looks like and where to find it. We know that ability isn’t the only consideration. We have a time-tested approach to finding and evaluating people.

Our process maps ability and fit. You’ll know exactly why we’re putting someone in front of you.

We’ve been doing this for 25 years and outperform 97.6% of the time.


Billingual business-development exec for a tugboat company? Aye aye, captain.

‘Impossible’ search abandoned by two firms: Six interested best-fit candidates in five weeks.

VP search becomes CEO-in-waiting / board member. Performance leads to six more searches.

Our Promises
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We have the longest placement guarantee in Canada. Up to three years.

With a 97% retention rate, you’ll likely never need it.

We evaluate our candidates across comprehensive criteria, and share the results with you,

Our emphasis on the empirical gives you a transparent rationale – we put as much ‘why’ behind the ‘who’ as possible.

All C-level engagements are conducted by two senior search partners. Your most important hires command the attention of our most experienced hands.
Integrity matters to us. It’s why we third-party audit our performance. We’d rather get it right than get on with the next search.

If a role’s salary is over 150k and has clear KPIs, we will put our money where our mouth is and work on a performance-based plan. If our candidate underperforms, you pay less.

Don’t worry, they won’t.

Derhak is Canada’s only Q830-privacy certified firm. This means we adhere to strict rules regarding confidentiality and record-keeping.
While our sweetspot is Toronto and the GTA, our membership in CFR gives us a global reach, with offices and partners in 31 countries and 63 cities.
75% of first-time clients give us a second search.
Wayne Percy

Wayne Percy

Senior Search Partner

416-675-7601, 1888-337-4254 x209

Wayne has over 14 years of experience in the search industry as well as 5+ years of experience coaching executives on career and job search strategy.

In addition to being a University of Western Ontario graduate, Wayne’s corporate background in Packaged Goods includes 20 years of Sales, Marketing, Advertising and General Management roles with such companies as Molsons, Procter & Gamble, McDonald’s, Westons, Hershey and Shell. He has also been involved in both Media and Hi-Tech firms; including VP of a satellite broadcast group and General Manager of a syndicated radio broadcast company.

His success in the executive search industry is attributed to his extensive industry knowledge and his professional approach. His industry involvement and leadership are recognized as a benefit to both clients and candidates.

Pat Loduca

Pat Loduca

Search Partner
1-888-337-4254 Ext: x211

Pat Loduca is a passionate business professional with progressive experience in finance, C-level and board of director roles. His drive to deliver success, his constant focus on facilitation, leadership and people earned him a 7-year appointment as President & CEO and Board Director of Upper Lakes Group Inc..
He realized significant proceeds for Upper Lakes’ shareholders after leading and executing on a full strategic assessment of investment options during a lengthy period of shareholder succession planning.
He is a member of the Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario (CGA) and active in several other associations including the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE).

Pat believes that the engine that drives all processes, strategies and tactics is fueled by the commitment of individuals whose expertise, experience, passion and fit intermingles to create an environment of consistent value creation.

David Street

David Street

Search Partner
1-888-337-4254 Ext: 206

David is a strategic adviser to a broad range of clients and has had extensive experience conducting searches and placing top performing individuals within companies ranging from large multinationals to small entrepreneurial privately held companies.

In addition to the past 15 plus years in Executive Search, he spent several years in Sales and Marketing Management within the CPG, OTC, and Medical arena where he was responsible for the strategic development and growth of their core products.

His significant experience in finding, evaluating and placing top performers has provided his clients with the service and expertise expected from a leading Executive Search Firm.

As a former Marketing and Sales Management specialist with Bayer / Miles Canada, David was responsible for driving the marketing initiatives in the Consumer and Professional (hospital) Diabetes Blood Glucose Monitoring market.

Get to know us

We don’t expect you to just hand over business because we make promises and are shockingly attractive. Take your time. Stay in touch with our philosophy and approach by following our blog, or via social media. Download our salary survey data. Call us with questions.

When you’ve got an impossible search, we’ll be ready. We’ve been ready for 25 years.