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Our Team

Richard Wajs President & CEO

Richard Wajs is the President & CEO of TWC International Executive Search Limited. His extensive executive search experience has been gained over several years in senior positions with two international executive search firms and with TWC International.

Richard’s past experience includes being a lawyer and former Partner in private practice in Montreal, where he headed the real estate department of his firm, Adessky Poulin LLP. He also has prior experience in the financial services sector, having been a senior officer with Swiss Bank Corporation Trust in Montreal and with Credit Suisse Private Banking in Toronto.

Fluently bilingual in English and French, Richard's client base is found across Canada and internationally. His areas of specialization are in the financial services, technology, mining and energy, telecommunications, media and communications, industrial / manufacturing, professional services, real estate, life sciences and retail sectors.

He holds a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree (B.C.L.) from the Université de Montréal and has completed the Canadian Securities Course.

Richard is actively involved in several not for profit community organizations. He is the Founder, Board Member and former Chair of a major Chamber of Commerce of Toronto, a Member of the Board of Governors of Mount Sinai Hospital of Toronto, a Member of the Board of Directors of Tourism Toronto, a Member of the Canadian Venture Capital Association (CVCA), the Womens’ Executive Network (WXN), Women In Capital Markets (WCM), the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), the Belgian-Canadian Business Chamber, True Patriot Love and the 30% Club Canada. He is a former Member of the Board of Directors of the Association For Corporate Growth (ACG) and the Canadian Council For Diversity. He is a regular contributor and is interviewed on CityTV’s “Breakfast Television” program. He is the host of TV program: Toronto Speaks-Careers and Hiring, Rogers TV. He is also a proud and awarded Hockey and Basketball Coach for almost 20 years.
Phone number: (416) 601-0306 ext. 223

Chris Garvin Senior Director

Chris Garvin is a Senior Director at TWC International Executive Search Limited. A highly experienced executive search professional, Chris is responsible for developing and managing client relationships and assignments as well as candidate sourcing, recruitment and assessment. Among other specialties, he has had extensive experience in dealing with North American private equity firms and privately-held companies across a broad spectrum of industries.

Chris has successfully completed executive search assignments across senior management levels and functions. He has extensive experience in working with private equity firms in terms of fulfilling leadership needs for companies within their respective portfolios; such companies have operated in areas such as software and other technologies, industrial/manufacturing, wholesale, retail and distribution.

Prior to joining TWC International Executive Search Chris was a consultant at two other executive search firms, where he worked with clients in order to recruit top talent at the executive and board levels in North American companies.

Chris’s consultative approach and attention to detail in terms of understanding his clients’ needs and corporate cultures has led to highly positive results for his clients and long-lasting partnerships with them.

Chris has a degree in Physical Geography from the University of Ottawa.
Phone number: (416) 601-0306 ext. 227

Michelle Brachman Senior Consultant

Michelle Brachman is a Senior Research Consultant at TWC International Executive Search Limited. Her extensive recruitment experience has been gained over six years in senior recruitment roles at global executive search firms and with TWC International.

Prior to joining TWC International Executive Search, Michelle worked at Toronto’s top recruitment agencies fulfilling the recruitment needs of the world’s leading brands and corporations.

Michelle’s areas of specialization are in financial services, industrial / manufacturing, professional services, real estate, life sciences and retail sectors.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, majoring in Sociology and a Bachelor of Education degree from Brock University.

Michelle speaks both English and Russian.
Phone number: (416) 601-0306 ext. 225

Marcy Frenkel Office Manager, Research Consultant

Marcy Frenkel is the Office Manager at TWC International Executive Search. She is responsible for the firm’s administration, accounting and bookkeeping. Marcy provides research consulting for the firm as well. She was previously a Project Manager at STS Systems Inc. and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Management Information Systems from McGill University.

Daniel Baron Special Advisor

Daniel Baron is a Special Advisor at TWC International Executive Search Limited. Daniel brings to our firm over 30 years of corporate experience in various executive positions within small to large organizations in the telecommunications, banking, and insurance sectors. He gained international experience and exposure in his previous role as President of HP/EDS Solcorp, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company with offices in Canada, Europe and Asia. Daniel was also previously President of TELUS/BCE Emergis eHealth, a BPO company operating in the health sector, President of Bell Mobility Radio, Vice President National Corporate Sales at Bell Mobility, Vice President Insurance Private Client Division at Royal Bank of Canada, Vice President Sales & Marketing at BMO Insurance/AIG/Norwich Union. He also held various Vice President positions at Desjardins-Laurentian Life Group, and was a retail branch manager and an international banking manager at the Bank of Montreal. Over the years Daniel has successfully led strategic acquisitions as well as several major corporate turnarounds. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from Université du Québec à Montréal, an MBA from Concordia University and has been a Marketing Lecturer at Hautes Études Commerciales (Université de Montréal) and at Concordia University. Daniel recently obtained an Applied Doctorate degree in Business Administration (DBA) from California Southern University. He is fluent in spoken and written French and English.

Dr. Brad Brinton, Ph.D Special Advisor

Dr. Bradford T. Brinton, Ph.D., Special Advisor at TWC International Executive Search, Life Sciences and Medical Technology. Specializing in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, Brad's expertise gained through over 13 years in the Life Sciences industry provides a unique blend of long-term strategic with day to day operational needs.

Prior to joining TWC International, Brad held business development, medical affairs and senior scientist positions at several international pharmaceutical companies. Operating across Canada and the United States, his actions were instrumental in achieving corporate objectives. Over the years he has developed a vast network of executives across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare sectors.

Brad holds a B.Sc. from McGill University and a Ph.D. from the University of Vermont complemented by business development and management courses from the University of Toronto and the Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada). Brad is currently Medical Science Liaison at Sanofi Canada.

David Rashkovan Special Advisor

David Rashkovan is a Special Advisor at TWC International Executive Search, responsible for leading and executing search in the fields of technology, telecommunications, engineering, construction, and manufacturing. David joined TWC International in 2004 after successfully founding and leading a network consulting company since 1996 where his company provided small to medium business with full service network and systems installation and support. Prior to that he held several management positions in the Logistics Group at Bell Canada. 

David holds an Honors Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Masters of Applied Science degree in Construction Engineering and Management from Stanford University. David is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario.

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