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Elan Pratzer

Managing Partner
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Elan Pratzer is Managing Partner, Canada and a member of Caldwell Partners Financial Services Practice with particular expertise in private equity, real estate, and wealth management. With over 30 years of business experience and 26 years spent in executive search, Elan is a trusted advisor to many of Canada’s leading business executives and board members.

Prior to joining Caldwell Partners, Elan was the founder and CEO of Executive Risk Group Ltd., a provider of risk management solutions for directors, officers and trustees. He was previously the managing director of Rose Private Equity – a private, Canadian-based merchant bank.

Elan’s executive search career began when he was 19 and included managing what became Egon Zehnder’s Toronto office, building his own firm (Pratzer & Partners) through organic growth and acquisition to include offices in Toronto, Chicago and New York, and ultimately selling his firm to Korn/Ferry in 2000 wherein he became the Managing Director, Canada responsible for offices in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.

Elan earned a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto. He is a member of World Presidents’ Organization and has served on a number of public, private and community boards. Currently, Elan serves on the board of FirstOnSite Restoration, and on the advisory board of Low Tide Properties.