Cerius Executives Expands Interim Executive and Management Consulting Practice into Canada


New Managing Director Spearheading Growth within SMB and Fortune 500

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IRVINE, Calif. May 9, 2016 – Cerius Executives, a fast-growing on-demand interim executive placement firm, today announced James McGraw as its new managing director for its Canadian service operations. Based in Montreal, McGraw is responsible for Canada and will lead the recruitment and placement for organizations needing an experienced executive to fill a gap in management or skillset, complete a specific growth initiative, carry out organizational or cultural change, or provide value through an advisory or board of director placement. Cerius focuses on delivering measurable business outcomes that help companies and executive teams maximize profits and minimize costs.

“The influx of the gig economy has paved the way for highly experienced executives to do what they do best – make a significant impact on an organization in a short period of time and have the flexibility to then choose what they do next,” commented Pamela Wasley, CEO of Cerius Executives. “The Canadian market, in particular, has a need for a better option than the typical big-box management consultant firms where organizations are experiencing consulting fatigue: not seeing value with the money invested in relation to the outcomes. James’ understanding of the Canadian market and interim executive opportunity make him the ideal person to lead Cerius’ growth initiatives in the region.”

“Two major differentiators with Cerius are the high-level of qualifications of executives and the ease in matching the right person with an organization’s specific need,” commented McGraw.  “An area of great opportunity is the SMB market where succession planning is typically overlooked or expertise is needed for operational inefficiencies. Likewise, there is strong demand among large enterprises for on-demand executives for business challenges. A great way for organizations to gauge the level of expertise Cerius offers is to submit a question to our experts through the CEO Think Tank online advisory service.”

McGraw was a former executive at Gartner Inc. and a director at BDC Consulting Group. He has held management positions at SMBs and large enterprises, and earned his Bachelor of Arts and Business Management certificate from the University of Ottawa.

About Cerius Executives

As one of the largest North American providers of contract executives for part-time, temporary, interim and consulting assignments, Cerius has a network of thousands of executives from Operations, Finance, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, IT, Engineering and Human Resources. These executives are available to step into companies on short notice to fill a sudden gap in leadership, to run a key initiative, or to provide specialized skills and knowledge for a temporary period of time. Cerius serves clients of all sizes from virtually every industry. Cerius is headquartered in Irvine, California. To apply as an interim executive or find the perfect match for your business challenges, visit www.ceriusexecutives.com or call (888) 565-5289


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Pamela Wasley Kristen McAlister

Pam and Kristen, co-owners of Cerius Executives, both come from running a business, not the staffing industry. They understand the challenges of growing a business and not having the right leadership team or expertise. Our client services team is comprised of current and former business owners. We have the background and expertise to listen, understand and work to successfully put together the right profile for what you need and the right executive. The executive talent world is always undergoing a never-ending evolution. Some of it is trial-and-error, and some is due to a constantly changing marketplace. We will always be working to predict what businesses will need next and how can we best help them find it.