A key member of the Edmonton office since 2004, Ardyce is known for her outstanding commitment to clients. She has brought her comprehensive HR knowledge and business experience to search assignments in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to joining Davies Park, Ardyce worked in both Toronto and Prague as the National President for AIESEC Canada, and in recruitment for the ING Group’s Czech Republic branch. Ardyce holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta and a Master’s degree from Royal Roads University.
She is an active member of the community and sits on the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries of Alberta. She is an avid runner, ball hockey player and, no matter where her travels have taken her, she remains a passionate Oilers fan!
Connie Adair is Managing Partner of Focus Search Partners.
She joined the executive leadership team of Focus Search Partners following the 2017 acquisition of her firm Taylor Winfield Executive Search where she served as CEO since 1994. Known for building strong relationships across boards, networks and clients, Connie has a long and distinguished career in creating and establishing “best practices” for executive search methodology. During her tenure at Taylor Winfield, Connie led the firm into double-digit growth, increasing annual revenues by an average of 26 percent over the last four years, while earning one of the highest closure rates in the industry.
As former chair and current board member of Penryn International, Connie is a thought-leader in the global executive search industry. She is a lecturer at the eMBA program of SMU Cox School of Business and expert panelist for various organizations on executive leadership and board readiness. She also lends her limitless energy and talent to several non-profit boards throughout the United States, including Emeritus at Watermark for exceptional women leaders in the Silicon Valley, Desert Research Institute of Nevada, and the holding company of Sacred Spade in San Antonio.
Kirk Harrell is a Managing Director in the Dallas office of Focus Search Partners. Backed with over fifteen years of retained executive search experience, Kirk leads senior executive assignments for clients ranging from early stage startups, private equity-backed companies, to publicly-traded global organizations.Kirk Harrell is a Managing Director in the Dallas office of Focus Search Partners. Backed with over fifteen years of retained executive search experience, Kirk leads senior executive assignments for clients ranging from early stage startups, private equity-backed companies, to publicly-traded global organizations.
With an open-minded approach to each client and acute attention to detail, Kirk has earned a reputation for exceeding client expectations. He has successfully executed over 300 executive, senior management and board of director search assignments across a broad spectrum of industries including Digital Media, SaaS, Infrastructure/ IT Software, Manufacturing, Consumer Products, and Retail (eCommerce and multi-location).
Prior to Taylor Winfield, now Focus Search Partners, Kirk was a consultant for a boutique search firm where he focused on business development and search execution for nationwide technology clients within the hardware, software, telecommunications and internet sectors. Earlier, he was Manager of Resource Planning for Isix Software/DARC Corporation, specializing in Oracle software and services.
He is also a member of Penrhyn International, upholding the best standards of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC).
Kirk earned his B.A. in Business Administration from Baylor University. A Texas native, he resides in Dallas with his wife and two daughters.