Boyden’s Board of Directors is a team of highly experienced leaders who are committed to the long-term growth and performance of the firm.
Our Board includes shareholders from each region of the firm who work closely with all of our Partners in delivering the highest levels of service and quality that our clients expect.
Meet the Board:
With over 25 years as a retained search practitioner and management consultant, Craig has a range of experiences serving boards of directors in the selection of chief executives. In addition, he partners with CEOs and their human resource executives in the recruitment of management team members, including functional C-level leaders across the enterprise.
Managing Partner of Boyden’s Russia office since 2020, Dina Akimova has led a highly successful career in executive search, beginning in 2005 at the entry level and steadily advancing to launch her own business. As a generalist with broad expertise, Dina leverages her connections with partners and owners, as well as her high profile as an accomplished businesswoman with a stellar reputation.
Kathleen Dunton has over 20 years’ experience in executive search, and primarily serves clients in the professional services, industrial and chemical sectors. She has lived and worked in the US, UK and Germany. This gives her a broad perspective, which has proven valuable to international firms, both European and American, seeking to recruit highly qualified executives across borders.
Trina Gordon is a recognized leader in talent advisory and leadership solutions. Guiding our global organization, she works closely with the board, practices and partners to execute the firm's strategy, growth and client performance standards in alignment with long-term objectives. Trina also oversees the firm’s continuous development, with a commitment to promoting a client-centric focus.
Leader of Boyden’s Ontario offices, Jim Harmon is one of Canada’s most experienced search professionals. Over more than two decades, he has completed hundreds of searches for clients ranging from early-stage start-ups, to global public companies. His work has focused on board, C-suite, and VP recruitment, including dozens of CEOs. Jim also specializes in recruiting transformative IT, data and digital leadership talent.
With over 20 years’ experience in executive search, Carita Lahti leads board and C-level searches, and conducts board and leadership review and development. She brings a flexible, creative mind-set to clients seeking transformational leaders who can motivate diverse teams to enhance business. Carita is also an active member of the Consumer & Retail, Industrial and CEO & Board Practices.
Allan Marks is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading executive search consultants. In addition to his background in finance, he has extensive experience in the executive search industry throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America as well as Australia. Allan focuses on CEO and C-level appointments and board roles. He is a member of the Boyden World Corporation Board and is the Regional Leader of the CEO and Board Services Practice for APAC.
For over 20 years, Kristen Smit has been leading successful executive searches throughout Europe. She has built an extensive international network, and developed substantial expertise in the industrial and professional services sectors. Kristen specialises in cross-border assignments aimed at building international and multicultural teams that contribute high value and performance.