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  Oxford Partners International embraces a unique operating model designed to deliver optimum satisfaction and value to clients and candidates. To that end, Oxford utilizes a small team – each hand selected per assignment for their industry expertise and each carefully managed by Oxford 's Founding Partner. This ensures consistency, clear knowledge sharing and expert representation across all of our searches.  
  Bernadette Testani – Founding Partner  
  Anthony J. Meaney - Associate  
  Nicole Valentinuzzi – Researcher  
  Rachel Hing – Project Co-ordinator  
  Bernadette Testani – Founding Partner  

Bernadette Testani, Founding Partner of Oxford Partners International, is a highly committed, insightful and effective executive recruiter. With over 17 years of experience, she has successfully completed over 200 national and international assignments across various functions including; general management, sales, finance, information technology, research & development, operations, marketing, human resources, and legal affairs.

Bernadette's career began with an educational focus when she received her B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in Administrative & Commercial Studies, with a specialization in Social Organization and Human Relations.
Her executive search career began at The Caldwell Partners. Bernadette then explored new territory with a brief stint as an account executive at a start-up company specializing in direct marketing, software development and customer service operations. Finally, Bernadette found her niche at executive search firm Highland Partners (previously known as TMP Worldwide and Illsley Bourbonnais Ward Howell and now known as Heidrick & Struggles). As a Partner in the Technology and Telecom practice, she was responsible for securing candidates for a broad range of organizations from US multinationals to burgeoning start-ups in Canada. And it was here that she developed her insight and deepened her experience.
After 10 years, Bernadette made the move to Russell Reynolds Associates where she was instrumental in establishing their Professional Services, Technology and Healthcare Practice. But she soon realized the traditional recruiting model was never going to allow for the focus and commitment required and deserved for senior executive placement. It was this revelation that led Bernadette to found Oxford Partners International in 2005.

Now, with a unique recruiting model designed to benefit clients and candidates alike, Oxford Partners continues to successfully serve clients from coast-to-coast including Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver.

  Anthony J. Meaney - Associate  
  Anthony J. Meaney has over 15 years recruitment experience across a wide spectrum of industries and professions.  
Anthony began his career in the recruitment of Engineering and Manufacturing personnel in 1988. He then progressed to Information Technology and Sales professionals and eventually founded his own recruitment firm specializing recruiting Sales and related professionals in the Technology and Transportation sectors. From there, he moved into executive search - eventually working with Deloitte and Touche's executive search practice.
Beyond Sales and Technology, Anthony's recruitment expertise includes Supply Chain Management, Plant, Production and Purchasing Management, Human Resources, Marketing, and a host of other areas.
  Nicole Valentinuzzi - Researcher  
Nicole Valentinuzzi is a Research Associate with Oxford Partners Executive Search International.
Prior to joining the team, she worked for the federal government as a Media Relations and Communications Officer for the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). This position entailed working with media sources, as well as devising communication procedures for the Commissioner of CSC and media lines for House of Commons debates involving the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
Previous to CSC, Nicole held contractual positions with several high-profile Canadian media outlets, including CBC Radio and the Ottawa Citizen, a CanWest publication. In addition, she has worked as a freelance editor and researcher for various magazines.
Ms. Valentinuzzi received her Bachelor of Journalism with High Honours, specializing in radio broadcasting and a Minor in Political Science.
  Rachel Hing – Project Co-ordinator  
Rachel is a successful administrator who helps to keep things running smoothly at Oxford Partners International. She has over 15 years experience as an executive assistant at some of the top-tier executive search firms, coupled with running her own successful company, RH Administrative Services (RHAS). With Rachel, projects are always handled in a professional manner and in complete confidence.
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