Corporate and Professional Executive Search: (416) 601-0306

The Winning Combination (TWC)

Our raison d’etre is to create The Winning Combination (TWC), being a long-term and successful business relationship between our clients and outstanding executive talent.

TWC International: Creating winning combinations since 2003.

Quality Service in a Timely Manner

We provide our clients with highly qualified candidates and manage a professional executive search process that assures the enhancement of our clients’ employer brand, all performed with a sense of urgency.

Global Firm Experience Combined With Highly Personalized Service

Though much of our experience has been gained at the largest international executive search firms, we provide boutique-style high-touch, customized and tailored service that will suit your specific requirements

Talent Matters

We identify talent, we attract talent, we assess talent, we deliver talent - it’s simply what we do.

International Capabilites

TWC International conducts executive search assignments around the world for our clients, collaborating with our affiliates, SpenglerFox and Partners Search Alliance. We also recruit ex-patriates to return to their home countries for positions with our clients.

TWC International is proud of our history of over 12 years of successful executive search assignments.

- Evidenced by numerous high-performing winning candidates who have delivered superb results over many years for our clients.

  • Our client managers personally perform all assignments
  • Ours is a longstanding proven track record of assignment completion
  • We deliver outstanding executive talent to our clients
  • We offer full national and international capabilities

We are acknowledged thought leaders and subject matter experts in executive search and talent acquisition.

TWC International President & CEO Richard Wajs is interviewed by City-TV on the importance of maintaining a professional digital profile.

TWC International President & CEO Richard Wajs is interviewed by The Globe and Mail in relation to career trends.

TWC International President & CEO Richard Wajs is interviewed by City-TV in relation to career options and action steps.

"We were very pleased with the executive search firm that we engaged, being TWC International Executive Search. The TWC team led an extensive and sensitive process that we followed in partnership in order to create a just and deserving legacy to Lorelei's memory. TWC understood the importance to us of building upon the outstanding work that Lorelei had started during her tenure with our company."

Renzo DiCarlo,
Chief Executive Officer, BioPharma Services Inc.

“TWC International just completed an extremely tough International search for us and found an amazing candidate. Richard Wajs went way above and beyond what we would have expected to ensure that we found the right person for our critical position. He presented a strong slate of candidates, found the right candidate in Chile and then ensured that the candidate and his wife fully understood the Canadian experience as part of their decision making process. This candidate had a number of global opportunities and chose us to a good measure because of Richard’s dedication and focus.”

Stephen Liptrap,
General Manager, Shepell fgi and Executive Vice President, Morneau Shepell Inc.; (fmr.) Vice President, Human Resources, ConAgra Foods

“We have been working with Richard Wajs and the TWC International team on an ongoing basis across the country for a number of years. We have been impressed with his overall professionalism. He has taken the time to learn our business and to understand our vision. That has allowed him to act as a real partner in our expansion and corporate development. When he conducts our corporate searches it is always within the context of a clear knowledge of our broader objectives as an organization.”

Norman Bacal,
Counsel, Dentons LLP Managing Partner (fmr.), Heenan Blaikie LLP

"We recently used TWC International for the first time in our search for a Vice President - Operations at Array. Richard and his colleagues impressed us greatly with their thorough and professional approach on this important assignment. I was especially impressed by how much time Richard personally spent up front gaining a full understanding of the type of candidate we favoured for this role. He quickly grasped the key operational drivers in our business and focused TWC's search accordingly with an impressive end result. It was encouraging to receive a number of candidates from a wide selection of manufacturing arenas which again suggested the search was truly comprehensive. We look forward to working with Richard and the TWC team in the future."

Tom Hedren,
Chief Executive Officer, Array Marketing Group Inc.

“Richard Wajs and his team at TWC International took the time to understand our business needs and the type of candidate we were searching. TWC International was able to find senior level candidates on a timely basis that matched our demanding requirements. Richard and his team were meticulous in their approach and straightforward in their dealings with us. Based on our experience and the excellent level and quality of the candidate found, we would highly recommend TWC International.”

Edmee Metivier,
Executive Vice President, Financing and Consulting (fmr.) , Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

“We are very pleased with the executive search services provided by TWC International. The successful candidate whom they identified and recruited for us to head our Canadian operations has jumped right into matters and is doing a great job of learning the business and meeting all of the key players. I'm sure he's cemented Gold status on Air Canada for next year given the many site visits he's already made. Seriously, he has thus far demonstrated all of the energy, experience and smarts that we picked up during the interview process. We couldn't be happier. Thanks to TWC International for finding him!”

Pat Banducci,
Chief Operating Officer, SSP America; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, HMSHost Corporation

"We have enjoyed working with Richard Wajs and the team at TWC International who consistently provide us with highly qualified and talented candidates. Richard never hesitates to do whatever is necessary to assess and understand our needs and is always willing to customize approaches to fit the context and requirements of each situation. I'm looking forward to continuing our relationship with TWC International."

Eric Mallette,
Vice President, La Tete Chercheuse; Vice President, Human Resources (fmr.), Astral Television Networks

“Richard Wajs came to see us and scoped out our needs for the CFO position in our company, understanding the type of CFO we required and the potential for the candidate to assist our company. All candidates submitted were suitable for the role and the incumbent turned out to be a key asset of our firm. We were extremely satisfied with the level of diligence in the file and overall service of TWC International throughout the transaction.”

Loren Goldig,
Chief Executive Officer, SecureOps Inc.

"TWC International is a unique firm in the Executive search space. Small and personal, but also able to operate on an international scale. Have worked with TWC International in Canada and the US on difficult searches and had great results. Richard does what others say they'll do - hands on research and finds candidates who aren't looking - and he can do it both in English and in French.“

Bruce Ball,
Vice President, Human Resources, North America, Alstom Transportation Inc.

"I will always remember Richard’s first assignment with me when I was looking for a National Sales Director. Originally, the assignment had been managed by one of Richard’s colleagues at his previous firm. The mandate had been going nowhere for months. The relationship with Richard’s firm was strained to the breaking point. Richard came aboard and in no time he got me a perfect match. He did everything: he searched, pre-selected, interviewed and even got the candidates going through psychometric tests. The candidate was so good, that when I left my company I re-hired the candidate with my new employer. On top of that Richard saved the relationship between his firm and my company. As a bonus a friendship between he and I developed and we have been friends since then."

Daniel Baron,
Vice President, Sales & Marketing (fmr.), Norwich Union Canada

"Our company has utilized Richard and TWC International's services in the past, in conducting searches for suitable Board Members. Of prime concern to us, was not only finding candidates with appropriate experience, but also finding Board candidates that brought the requisite combination of leadership, creativity and integrity to their role as a Board Member. In all respects, Richard was able to locate individuals that have become valued members of our Board."

Charles Taerk,
President, Faircourt Asset Management

"Richard Wajs est un excellent recruteur. Nous lui avons confié un mandat en ressources humaines pour un cadre supérieur canadien ayant une expérience internationale et travaillant présentement aux États-Unis. Il nous a présenté des candidats très intéressants, dans des délais raisonnables, et le candidat retenu correspondait exactement au profil recherché. Vous pouvez, à juste titre, lui faire confiance."

"Richard Wajs is an excellent recruiter. We gave him a mandate in human resources for a Canadian senior executive having an international experience and presently working in the United States. He presented us very interesting candidates, in reasonable delays, and the successful applicant corresponded exactly to required profile. You can, rightly, rely on him."

Marc Pelletier,
Vice President, Human Resources (fmr.), Bombardier Recreational Products

“It is with great ease that I put forth a testimonial for Richard Wajs and the TWC executive search team. Over the past couple of years I have had the good fortune of partnering with the latter said group as a part of our strategic recruitment of specialized intellectual capital for global growth. These assignments although difficult at best, were completed on time, all the time. Furthermore, Richard’s business acumen enables him to be astutely aware of bottom lines, while providing top notch service. Thus, it is without hesitation that I recommend Richard and his associates as the quintessential search partners.”

Daniel B. Gilliece,
Director of Human Resources “Americas”, Exova Group Limited

"In a previous role as Executive Vice President of First Marathon Securities Limited with responsibility for the Investment Banking Department, we retained Mr. Richard Wajs' prior firm to assist us in a high level search for a senior executive to be responsible for our operations in the Province of Quebec. Richard was the most active of the professionals involved at the firm and conducted the search thoroughly and professionally. He identified and contacted a number of very suitable candidates and provided valuable insight into their capabilities and interests. He was a pleasure to deal with and kept in close contact with me during all phases of the project. I would highly recommend Richard as an executive search professional, without qualification."

Peter Jones,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Diligent Capital Inc.

“Richard really got to understand our business and our culture. Because of that he was able to identify people that would be a great fit which was very important to us. He truly is a partner through the process and thanks to him we have had great success with the searches he has conducted for us.”

Mardi Walker,
Senior Vice President, People (fmr.), Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment