Kevin Stoddart

Kevin Stoddart has two primary responsibilities as a Managing Partner of Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette including leading executive search projects as well as providing direct oversight for Meridia, the firm’s full service recruitment company. Under his guidance, Meridia has grown to a team of 17 professionals focused on quickly connecting organizations with top talent in professional, managerial and technical roles both on a permanent and contract basis.

On the executive search side of things Kevin has personally completed hundreds of search projects with leading organizations. In the process, he has established a deep network within the business community of Atlantic Canada and beyond and acquired the knowledge and experience required to help clients evaluate their talent needs, and identify hard to find candidates for difficult to fill roles.

“Organizations hire us to bring exceptional individuals to the table,” says Stoddart. “The primary differentiator in business is people; talented people drive success. Without them, organizations struggle to compete. It’s not location, technology or marketing. These things all matter, but without talented employees, long-term success cannot be achieved… that’s where we come-in.”

Kevin has access to some of the best and brightest candidates in Atlantic Canada – those looking to return and those who’ve heard what a great place it is to work and live. “The key difference is access to talent,” it’s not simply knowing of them, rather it’s about having the skill and credibility to meaningfully engage with the best and brightest individuals. Top talent has choice and they are less likely to comb through job ads and apply directly to an opportunity, rather they trust professionals like us to help manage their careers.”

In addition to his roles with Meridia and executive search, Kevin is involved in firm-wide management and leads business development and marketing initiatives for Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette under four practice areas: executive search, contingent recruitment, career transition and human resource consulting.

Kevin is an active leader in the community, having served with many influential not-for-profit organizations over the years. In addition to his role as Director at Develop Nova Scotia, he is currently a member of the IWK Health Centre Board of Directors, serving on the Governance Committee. Previously, Kevin was a member of the Board for United Way of Halifax for over 10 years, where he served as Chair for two years. “Community support is a cornerstone of Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette. We encourage and support all our staff to get involved and give back. We’re very fortunate to live where we do and I believe we have a responsibility to help our communities in any way we can.”

Kevin holds an MBA from Saint Mary’s University Sobey School of Business. He is also a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and an active member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). Kevin resides in the Halifax area and enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife and two daughters.

NEWS

Peggy’s Cove Viewing Deck Opens

A new viewing deck along the Peggy’s Cove coastline opened today, October 18/21, with community members, guests and project partners on hand to celebrate. The 1,300 square metres (14,000 square feet) of new, accessible public space provides the opportunity to…

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Halifax Waterfront

Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre to host Weekend of Reconciliation on the Halifax Waterfront

The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre (MNFC) will host a series of events on the Halifax Waterfront to mark the inaugural National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.

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TIANS and the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades Step Up to Support Peggy’s Point Lighthouse

The Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) is pleased to be working in partnership again this year with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 39, Atlantic Provinces; the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO); and Develop Nova Scotia to oversee the restoration and painting of the Peggy’s Point Lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia.

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Proposed Seawall Trail in Northern Cape Breton

The Seawall Trail is a proposed five-day, 48-kilometre wilderness hike in Northern Cape Breton, anticipated to  attract enthusiasts from around the globe and help establish Nova Scotia as a world-class hiking destination. Led by the Seawall Trail Society – a registered…

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Patio Lanterns Festival

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Join our Team - Marketing & Communications Officer

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New Vice President, Planning and Development

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New Crown Accessibility Advisory Committee-Call for Applicants

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Exploring Georges Island - 2021 Season

Situated in the heart of Halifax Harbour this national historic site reflects the rich and varied heritage of Canada. For the first time in generations, visitors now have an opportunity to connect with Atlantic Canada’s rich and complex history. Georges Island…

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Lunenburg's Working Waterfront - Projects and Progress

Thanks to everyone who joined the virtual 17th Annual Lunenburg Waterfront Association Symposium on June 24/21.  With community and project updates from the Lunenburg Waterfront Association Inc. and Develop Nova Scotia, attendees also heard from guest speaker Inbal Newman – Picton…

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