Leo Ellis, the Senior Director of Recruiting Operations at P&C Global, is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the recruitment industry. His expertise spans across strategic planning, process improvement, leadership of his team, talent acquisition operations, and screening and assessment best practices and tools, making him an integral part of P&C Global’s growth and success.
Leo’s career began at Korn Ferry, one of the top global executive search firms, where he quickly rose to the position of Research Analyst. His knack for identifying top-tier talent and his strategic approach to recruitment were instrumental in filling numerous high-profile roles for clients across various industries.
His next career move took him to Egon Zehnder, another leading executive search firm, where he served as the Head of Talent Acquisition. Here, he honed his skills in executive search, talent management, and recruitment operations, further solidifying his reputation as a trusted recruitment professional.
Prior to joining P&C Global, Leo held a significant role at McKinsey & Company, where he was responsible for recruiting top talent for various strategic roles within the organization. His efforts significantly enhanced the firm’s talent pool, contributing to its overall growth and success.
At P&C Global, Leo leads the recruiting operations worldwide, overseeing an average of 800 annual searches for the firm’s internal roles and over 500 executive searches for P&C Global’s clients including Global 1000 CEOs and other C-suite and specialty talent roles. His portfolio of responsibilities includes developing and implementing recruitment strategies, improving recruitment processes, managing recruitment marketing, overseeing applicant tracking systems, optimizing candidate screening and selection technologies, and analyzing recruitment metrics.
Under Leo’s leadership, P&C Global has seen significant growth, expanding from a small team to over 3,200 professionals worldwide. Some of his major accomplishments include:
Leo holds a BA in French Literature from the University of Toronto, an MBA from McGill University, a postgraduate Executive Certificate in Human Resources Management from the University of British Columbia and a graduate of the Talent Acquisition Certificate Program from Academy to Innovate HR (AIHR).
When he’s not immersed in the world of recruitment, Leo is an avid cyclist and a wine enthusiast. He enjoys exploring new cycling trails and discovering unique wines from around the world. His sense of humor, often reflected in his wine tasting notes, is appreciated by his colleagues and friends alike.
Reflecting on his tenure at P&C Global, Leo says, “Joining P&C Global has been a transformative experience for me. I’ve seen the firm grow from a small team to a global powerhouse, and I’m proud to have played a part in that journey. But what I value most is the camaraderie and the shared sense of purpose that we have here at P&C Global. We’re not just colleagues, we’re a team, and together, we’re shaping the future of the business world.”
With his extensive experience, strategic approach to recruitment, and a proven track record of success, Leo Ellis is a key player in P&C Global’s continued growth and success.
McKinsey & Company
Head of Recruiting Operations
Head of Talent Acquisition
University of Toronto
BA, French Literature
University of British Columbia
Human Resources Management
Academy to Innovate HR (AIHR)
Talent Acquisition Certificate Program