Shawna is a Principal in our Executive Search Practice at Korn Ferry and is a member of the Vancouver Korn Ferry office.

Shawna Cruz began her career with Korn Ferry in 2007.  Ms.  Cruz  brings  a  wealth  of  diverse experience  in  talent  consulting  and  executive search, advising both Canadian and international companies,  working  across  a  broad  range  of industries and functions, with a concentration on C- suite, Board and executive level placements for public,  private,  private  equity  and  not-for-profit organizations.

From an industry perspective, Ms. Cruz’ work has been wide ranging and has touched on  almost  every  sector,  with  themes  of heavy industrial (including global energy transition, mining and metals and natural resources) as well as the consumer and hospitality space.

With a passion for ensuring that both people and organizations exceed their potential, Ms. Cruz is a trusted advisor to clients - partnering with the likes of start-ups  to  market  leaders,  and  everything  in between, and helping those clients navigate the headwinds of what is a rapidly changing global talent marketplace.

Prior to Korn Ferry, Ms. Cruz earned a L.L.B. from the  University  of  British  Columbia  and  was  a practicing lawyer for over seven years – working at a leading corporate law firm in Vancouver and then later practicing at both the provincial and federal levels of government.