Search Begins For New Exchange District BIZ Executive Director

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Pictured, Executive Director Brian Timmerman

WINNIPEG: The Exchange District Biz has engaged Winnipeg-based recruitment company Summit Search Group to lead in its effort to appoint a new executive director.

“With current Executive Director Brian Timmerman set to leave his role in September, it is important that we begin looking for Brian’s replacement in earnest and that we appoint the company best suited to assist our board and staff to do so,” said board chair Sherry Telfer.

“I am pleased to inform the Exchange District Biz staff and the wider Exchange District community that Summit Search Group Managing Partner Matt Erhard will lead the recruitment process.”

As part of the hiring process, Mr. Erhard will meet with the management team and stakeholders to discuss the recruitment process.

+the main challenges the Exchange District Biz faces
+the main challenges a new Executive Director will face
+the key skills and attributes the Executive Director should possess
+defining what success would look like in 12 – 24 months for a new Executive Director.
“A recruitment strategy has been agreed to and commenced to assist Summit Search Group in their search for an ideal candidate,” Ms Telfer says. “We envisage the recruitment process to be concluded in September.

“Summit Search Group and our board are very mindful of the fact that under Brian’s leadership the Exchange District BIZ has grown in stature and presence and it truly is the “place to be”. As Brian prepares for retirement we wish Brian and his family the very best. The entire Board would like to express our gratitude for the last 15 years . Brian will be missed.
“While we recognize that it is going to take a special leader to replace Brian, I can assure our community that we will be working very hard to find the person we believe will build on his legacy and take us forward.”

About the Exchange District BIZ
The Exchange District National Historic Site is one of Winnipeg’s most colourful and cosmopolitan neighbourhoods. This 20-square-block district showcases North America’s most extensive collection of terra-cotta and cut stone architecture. This remarkable district dates back to when Winnipeg transformed from a modest pioneer settlement to Western Canada’s largest metropolitan centre.

The Exchange District BIZ has a membership of over 400 businesses; and works to create a safe, clean and beautiful neighbourhood in Winnipeg’s Exchange District.

About Summit Search Group
Summit Search Group is a National recruitment firm that specializes in professional and executive recruiting. Summit Search Group provides search and placement recruitment services for positions in sales, marketing, management, human resources, and executive management in all industries.
As the leader in professional and executive recruiting in Winnipeg, Summit Search Group has earned the role of trusted partner to their clients.