Senior Client Partner, Sector Leader North American Agribusiness
Mr. McBurney is a member of Korn Ferry’s Global Industrial Markets group and has deep expertise working in the Energy and Agri-Business specialty sub-sectors. His passion is working closely with client companies in these sectors that “fuel” the world across their value chains from upstream production to end-users and consumers.
With 13 years of executive recruitment experience, Mr. McBurney has led more than 250 search assignments at the C-suite, board and executive level. He has led searches on behalf of clients across a broad spectrum of corporate and financial structures - from publicly-held, large cap companies to venture capital-backed start-ups.
Prior to joining Korn Ferry in 2002, Mr. McBurney served as a corporate legal counsel and lawyer where he served clients in the natural resources sector including firms in mining and forestry. He was called to the Bar of British Columbia after articling with a prominent Vancouver law firm. As a lawyer, Mr. McBurney gained functional experience in general corporate law, labour/employment law and international trade dispute resolution.
He holds a bachelor of laws degree from the University of British Columbia, and a bachelor’s degree (honors) in classical history and Latin American literature from Trent University. Mr. McBurney is active in the community where he is a Board Director of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS Air Ambulance) and volunteers as ex-officio member of the Junior Achievement Calgary Business Hall of Fame Laureate Selection Committee.
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Home Oil Tower, Suite 1550
324-8th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2Z2