Nathalie Francisci, CHRP, ICD.D
Senior Vice President, Talent Management Services, Optimum Talent
Recognized as an industry leader in Quebec, Nathalie focuses on CEO, C-suite and Boards searches for publicly listed corporations, Crowns and large NFP, as well as for Crown and large not-for-profit organizations. She also specializes in corporate governance and acts as an internal advisor within the firm on client governance matters.
Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Nathalie built and ran a successful executive search business, which she sold in 2008. Her success as an entrepreneur has earned her numerous awards and distinctions, including being named one of Quebec’s top women in HR in 2012 by Premières en Affaires magazine. Nathalie is also a columnist for the newspaper Les Affaires and a renowned speaker.
Nathalie’s interests and expertise revolve around governance and diversity. From 2006 to 2016, she served as CEO, and later co-chair, of the board for the Quebec Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She also teaches for the Directors Education Program at McGill University and she currently sits on the board of Innergex (TSE: INE) on the governance committee and the human resources committee, Datsit Sphère Média Inc. (Media entertainment) as the Chair of the Governance and human resources committee.
Nathalie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Paris-Sud University and a Master’s degree in Human Resources from IGS-RH Paris. She also holds a CHRP and an ICD.D designation.