Our Team


Founded by Jane Griffith, the Griffith Group provides exceptional executive search services to its clients. Focused on senior level recruitment in the broader public sector, our team has worked with executive level candidates at non-profit, academic, and broader public organizations across Canada. Our firm distinguishes itself from other firms based on our professionalism, our in-depth knowledge of the sectors we serve, and our exceptional commitment to quality.

Our Team

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Phone:555-555-5555

Jane Griffith

Managing Partner and Founder
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Jane Griffith is the Managing Partner and Founder of the Griffith Group. A veteran search leader, Jane focuses on the recruitment of senior leaders in the not-for-profit, academic, and broader public sectors. She is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on hiring practices, with a specific focus on diversity and inclusion initiatives. She has spoken at conferences across Canada and at the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto.

Prior to founding the Griffith Group, Jane has been a Partner and National Diversity Leader with three national and global search firms. She also founded Griffith Research, with clients in Australia, Dubai, Canada, and the United States.

Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts in Legal History from the University of Calgary and a Master of Arts in Legal History from the University of Toronto. Jane is an active volunteer and has supported many organizations including the 30% Club Canada, Informed Opinions, Congress 2017 with AFP Toronto, and as the Founder of The Council of Women Executives.

Email:jane@griffithgroup.ca
Phone:416-508-5353

Sam Walton

Principal
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As a Principal at Griffith Group, Sam Walton draws on her deep executive search experience and diverse sector expertise to execute complex search assignments and recruit talented leaders across a broad range of functions.

Sam is driven to strengthen the future of work in the not-for-profit, academic, healthcare, and broader public sectors. Sam’s unwavering commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as her passion for creating meaningful connections with candidates contributes to Sam’s strategic recruitment approach, and to the success of the clients she supports.

Sam holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in Photography from Ryerson University, and is currently completing the Award of Achievement in Diversity and Inclusion program at the University of British Columbia. She has successfully completed the LGBTQI2S Inclusion Training from Egale Canada Human Rights Trust and recently concluded the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) training course from AODA.ca.

Within the GTHA community, Sam is a member of CivicAction Leadership Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Network.

Email:sam@griffithgroup.ca
Phone:905-299-2354

Keshia Charles

Manager, Search Operations
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Keshia Charles is Griffith Group's Manager of Search Operations. In this role, Keshia manages the administrative and project coordination on all searches for clients, candidates, and the firm.

Keshia is well respected by all for her excellent candidate and client care.  Her attention to detail and robust customer-focused orientation have proven invaluable to both the Practice and to clients as they navigate the many details and complexities of the executive search process.

Keshia earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Sociology from the University of Ottawa. Raised in Ottawa, Keshia is bilingual and can engage with candidates and clients in both English and French. Keshia is a member of the core team of the Young Black Professionals organization in Ottawa.

Email:keshia@griffithgroup.ca
Phone:416-832-0452