Job Title:Founder & Senior Partner
Employer:The Bedford Consulting Group
Grad Year:1962
Major(s):Political Science
Expertise:Consulting, Football, Toronto Area
Industry:Football, Human Resources

What makes you a good mentor?

During my time at Carleton I played for Ravens Football and would like to take this opportunity to give back to the team by mentoring a current student-athlete. I can assist mentees in their job search process as I have been in the executive search and recruitment business for the past 25 years. My expertise will add value in helping mentees prepare resumes and in job search strategies.

About Russell Buckland

The Bedford Consulting Group is Canada’s largest independent executive search firm. Russ founded and is Senior Partner of Bedford’s leading global practice for Mining, Energy and Infrastructure clients. Russ joined The Bedford Group in 1989 after a successful corporate career with leading Canadian and international mining, engineering and project management firms. His team of specialists providing global services are recognized for their exceptional capabilities to locate and assess candidates and have completed over 2,500 assignments across Canada and globally.

His career in industry included roles with Bechtel, Falconbridge, Canada Development Corporation, Kidd Creek Mines and The Irving Group Saint John Ship Building. Russ’s combination of experience in industry and executive search provides a wealth of insight and knowledge for clients to solve critical talent issues at corporate, project and operations levels. Russ is a graduate from Carleton University, in Ottawa, he studied law at the University of Ottawa and completed the University of Western Ontario’s Executive Business program. He lives in Oakville, ON.