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IIC Partners Awards Jim Conroy Lifetime Achievement Award

December 14, 2017

New York, November 11 – IIC Partners, a top ten global retained search organization, awarded its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award to Jim Conroy in recognition of his contribution, commitment and service to the organization.

In 1994, Jim Conroy co-­‐founded a small executive search firm that was focused on oil and gas technical professionals in the Calgary market. Seeking new ways to provide value to clients, Jim invited Mike Ross to join as a Partner in 2002 and the firm was given its two namesakes, Conroy Ross. Over the past 19 years, Conroy Ross Partners has grown to include a full suite of search and consulting services, a team of over 70 professionals and four offices across Canada. Conroy Ross offers a full complement of recruitment solutions for both permanent and contract positions and has expertise across various industries including: financial services, retail, information technology, oil and gas, power, academia and the public sector.

Conroy Ross Partners was admitted into the IIC Partners network in 1998 and Jim Conroy served on the Board from 2000 – 2003. “Jim is a legend within IIC Partners. He represents the character, demeanor, and integrity of the ideal partner for our global organization – always ready to help, continually driving to propel the IIC Partners organization to greatness, and willing to always put the needs of IIC Partners before his own. As our inaugural IIC Partners Lifetime Achievement recipient there is no one more deserving of this award. Over the last 15 years Jim has been a huge part of IIC Partners success, whether it be as our Board Chair, mentor to many subsequent board directors and chairs, innovator for organizational and board best practices, and huge contributor to our corporate governance and legal footprint”, said Paul Dinte, IIC Partners Board Chair who presented Jim with the Award at the annual awards night, which was recently held in Ireland.

“The decision for Conroy Ross to affiliate with IIC Partners in 1998 was clearly one of the best decisions the Partners made. Our objectives in joining IIC Partners were to provide our company with a global platform in a global economy and to also build a collegial relationship with similar independent search firms from around the world. This humbling honor means that these objectives were clearly met.” Said Jim Conroy on receiving the honor.

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