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Eric Lathrop

Eric Lathrop


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Eric Lathrop

Eric Lathrop


Eric Lathrop recruits executives for associations representing Boyden Canada; forestry, aerospace, defense, tourism, sustainable development and more.

A key member of the Social Impact Practice Group, Eric Lathrop recruits executives for associations representing Canada’s key industries – forestry, aerospace, defence, tourism, sustainable development and more. He also works with NGOs, think tanks, research-based organizations and universities, many focused on innovation and advocacy, to recruit executives in a range of functions.

Professional Focus

  • Over 16 years’ experience in executive search
  • Specialty in the not-for-profit sector, with a particular focus on trade & industry associations and sustainability
  • Significant experience recruiting leaders for associations representing Canada’s most important national industries
  • Strong background working with international NGOs, think tanks, research-based organizations, advocacy and regulatory organizations, and universities
  • Noted author and speaker on recruitment best practices in the not-for-profit sector: key contributor to the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) article “Twenty Tips for Surviving and Prospering in the Association World” and “The Not for Profit Executive Team: What makes it work well?”
  • Fluent in English and French

Business Expertise

  • Director of Operations at Decima Research; opened and ran Montreal office
  • Marketing consultant for ING Bank in the Czech Republic
  • Manager of research for a national market research firm
  • Communications consultant with the Government of Canada

Practice Membership

Global Industry Practices

  • Healthcare & Life Sciences

Global Cross-Sector Practices

  • Human Resources
  • Social Impact

Additional Expertise

  • Board Services
  • Corporate Communications
  • Education
  • Not-For-Profit
  • Public Sector

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from University of Ottawa

Affiliations & Awards

  • A significant supporter of Nature Conservancy of Canada; family donated Lathrop Nature Preserve

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