Chris is an insightful advisor and a diligent service provider focused on results. He has enjoyed a highly successful career and has achieved a solid national and international track record.
Chris gained valuable sales, leadership, and general management experience at Xerox Learning Systems, Sun Life, and Olivetti before joining The Caldwell Partners in 1986. As a Partner with The Caldwell Partners from 1986-2013 and a Board Director for many years; Chris played a key role in building one of the world’s premier executive search firms. Chris was also involved with founding and helping to lead both of The Caldwell Partners’ Leadership Recognition programs: Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.
After more than 25 years with The Caldwell Partners, Chris launched his own boutique executive search firm—Laubitz and Company—in October of 2013. As Managing Partner, Chris works closely with CEOs and senior executives from many of Canada’s most successful companies to match outstanding leaders with operational and strategic requirements.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Ivey School of Business. He is a past member on the Advisory Council of Schulich School of Business at York University, and the Advisory Round Table for The Learning Partnership. Chris also served for five years as a member of the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way of Greater Toronto. In addition to leading Laubitz and Company, Chris volunteers with Wellspring, a community based not-for-profit that offers a variety of programs to individuals and families coping with the challenges associated with cancer. Chris is also a volunteer with SickKids Foundation – Leaders.
Chris lives in Toronto with his wife Carol. They have been married for 43 years and have two children and two grandchildren.
CEOs who work with Chris will benefit from the depth and breadth of his experience and his genuine commitment to helping CEOs succeed.
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