About Adam

Adam Cotterall is a partner in the firm’s Technology and Financial Services practices, working with clients across North America to build their leadership teams, with additional depth in recruiting CFOs, CIOs, and CHROs across a variety of sectors. Specializing in the emerging technologies space, Adam is frequently called upon to recruit senior leaders with expertise in innovation, transformation, artificial intelligence, data & analytics, digital, biotech, eCommerce, EdTech and FinTech. Leveraging a broad human capital consulting background, clients count on Adam for strategic counsel, service excellence, and a professional approach that leads to exceptional outcomes.


Prior to joining Caldwell, Adam held the position of vice president, client services at Right Management, the world’s largest talent and career management consulting firm, where he helped regional and global clients align their talent strategies with business strategies. Earlier, Adam was the associate director of the Learning Strategies Group and Executive Education at the Segal Graduate School of Business, where he focused on the design of custom leadership development programs and consulting initiatives driven by the strategic priorities of his corporate clients.


Adam holds an MBA from Queen’s University, a BBA from Simon Fraser University with a concentration in management and organization Studies, and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR).

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He is an active member of the business community and has taught courses in leadership, strategic decision-making, organization strategy & design, performance management, and organizational behaviour.

Recent Feedback

“Adam Cotterall is considered to be a true partner with BCAA when we recruit our senior leaders. He understands our purpose, mission and beliefs and he knows exactly what we’re looking for in terms of cultural fit for a successful candidate experience. He also takes the time that’s necessary to do things right, and there’s never a shortcut. We know that we’re in good hands with Adam and his team and we trust his judgment and his guidance when it comes to the whole recruiting process, from benchmarking candidates to the final step of making an offer. We believe that our BCAA senior leadership team is truly the best in BC, and much of that credit goes to Adam Cotterall and Caldwell Partners.”  -Dawn Demery, SVP & Chief People Officer, BCAA

“The team really ensured to take into account that they were finding a good fit for both the company they were representing but the candidates as well. I felt that I was updated timely through the process on the steps and how the progress was going. I felt that Caldwell was being thorough in their process to ensure a fit. They were not just looking for a hiring to get the job done, but making sure it would be long term partnership.” – Brooke Hanson, VP, Operations

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