Joel Fatum Founder, CEO, Chair of the Board

Joel Fatum is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fortuity Search Group International. A 20-year veteran of the executive search industry, Fatum has maintained a reputation as a leader and innovator in successfully sourcing and placing leaders into the C-Suite offices of Canada’s most prominent companies.

Having held a Senior Partner role with The Bedford Group and 9 Years Managing Partner at Odgers Berndtson. (Global Revenue Leader)

In 2011 he founded Fortuity Search Group International with the goal of creating the market's most powerful and innovative search organization. Working with powerful AI technology, Fortuity International has been able to eliminate much of the traditional risk that comes along with external appointments. (Diversity of thought, emotional intelligence, bias and decision making)

Joel is well recognized for his unwavering commitment to the client and candidate experience. His track record speaks for itself.

Alyse GaulinLeadership Advisor

As an executive in the luxury fashion industry for 12+ years, Alyse brings extensive experience with leadership behavior. She is formally trained and certified in 7 human behavior assessments that use predictive analytics to provide AI solutions to talent management. Alyse has built a platform exclusively for Fortuity to bring greater certainty to their clients when hiring for future roles. The system measures the leadership level & style of each candidate.

Alyse possesses a calm leadership style that empowers everybody in the room. Her authenticity is infectious and she epitomizes the importance of building quality relationships with everybody they work with.

Daniel Lacoste Affiliate Partner Québec

Président, Lacoste Recherche de Cadres. - A Fortuity Affiliate Company

Daniel holds a M.Sc. from University of Montreal. Shortly after graduating, Daniel started his career in executive search with a local firm before making his mark with two international executive search firms; Spencer Stuart and Caldwell Amrop Partners where he played active roles in Life Sciences, Technology, Natural resources and Financial services Practices. Daniel also launched the Biotech recruiting practice at Caldwell. Daniel’s experience in executive search spans over 35 years. Through those years, he has conducted searches at the local, national and international levels in various industries and has placed industry leaders in Canada, USA, France, UK and Hungary as well as Ivory Coast and Central America.

In 1998, Daniel launched Lacoste Executive Search. The firm became the Canadian leader in Biotech recruiting, completing over 300 searches in Canada, USA and Europe. Today, Lacoste Executive Search does work in every industry on a retainer basis. Daniel served on the board of Directors of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal for four years and launched their Corporate membership and their International affiliation programs. He is active in its community in several not-for-profit organizations and professional associations.

Daniel is based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Zoe KalmansonPartner, Legal Practice

Managing Director, Pear Legal Talent Ltd.

Zoe has successfully placed lawyers throughout Canada, and has been working in the legal recruitment industry since 2015. Prior to legal recruitment, Zoe practised law for 10 years on Bay Street, at a National and a Regional law firm. Zoe’s intimate understanding of legal practice and the Canadian market has allowed her to assist major law firms and organizations in their legal recruitment hires.

Zoe was called to the Ontario Bar in 2005, she completed her Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall University, and her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Western. Zoe is mom to three girls and two dogs! She is an active member in her community and volunteers with the Larry Grossman Foundation for Kids which provides underprivileged children access to arts, sports and camping experiences. Fun fact, Zoe danced for Neil Young in Toronto during his Greendale Tour in 2003.

Dale Winston Affiliate Partner U.S.

CEO, Battalia Winston - A Fortuity Affiliate Company

Dale’s career in executive search spans over 25 years. She has successfully recruited board members and high profile CEO’s, CFO’s and senior management to many of the top publicly and privately held companies throughout North America and abroad. Dale Winston is Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of Battalia Winston, one of the largest woman-owned executive search firms in the United States. Dale was also formerly a member of Amrop’s Global Governing Board, and served as its Vice Chairwoman-Americas.

Dale has been featured in many media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, CBS News, CNN, CNBC and U.S. News and World Report. In 2008, Business Week recognized Dale as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Executive Recruiters in the World. A graduate of Finch College with a B.A. in Psychology, Dale is active in her community. She is a member of the Urology Research Program Advisory Board of N.Y.U. School of Medicine and has served as a Board member and Chair of the Communications Committee of The Association of Executive Search Consultants. In 2003, the Association of Executive Search Consultants awarded Dale the Gardner W. Heidrick Award for outstanding contribution to the executive search industry.

Terry Gallagher Affiliate Partner U.S.

President, Battalia Winston - A Fortuity Affiliate Company

Terry’s primary focus has been in recruiting C Suite executives from organizations ranging in size from start up companies to global Fortune 500 corporations. He has also recruited Board Directors, CEO’s, CIO’s, CFO’s, CAO’s, CHRO’s, Chief Risk Officers and General Auditors for banks and financial services firms. He has consulted for a broad range of industries including: Financial Services, Insurance, Professional Services, Business Services, Technology, Retail & Consumer Goods, Industrial Products and Healthcare.

Terence Gallagher joined Battalia Winston in 1991 and was promoted to EVP and later advanced to become President of the firm. Terry’s search career of more than 25 years includes serving as Partner in Charge of the Northeast Region Executive Search Practice and National High Technology Practice Search Partner at KPMG. Recognized by Business Week as one of the World’s Most influential executive search professionals, Terry is a thought leader regarding executive recruitment and retention, organizational effectiveness, management development and succession planning.

Heather TustinSenior Executive Assistant

Board of Directors.
Jack Fatum
Alex Barseghian
Stephen Tapp
Brian Hadfield