Our History


‘To impact the hospitality industry by matching our clients’ talent requirements and meeting our applicants’ career aspirations.’


Our firm was founded and established by Stephen J. Renard in 1970.  A true pioneer in the Hospitality Executive Search Industry.  As of today, it is well known that the company is the longest established hospitality executive search company in the world!

For now over five decades Renard International Hospitality Search Consultants have received the highest ratings from clients – International and independent hotel companies, restaurants, food service companies, cruise lines, casinos, and applicants alike.  A true benchmark and global leader in the hospitality executive search industry! We have built our business on a foundation of integrity, exceptional customer service, and a highly knowledgeable team of international hospitality industry leaders/search consultants and staff with a combined professional experience of over 300 years!

Starting as a small business, our scope grew from championing the hospitality search industry with offices across Canada to expanding internationally in 1978. Our expansion grew with additional offices in Europe, United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.
We have developed a long term strategic vision and a corporate benchmark and culture based on results.  We have been called the standard by which other companies are judged.  Our success has been due to our flexibility and reactivity, backed by unrivaled international search knowledge, integrity, global networking and technical expertise.  Our business philosophy where “effective communication produces results” has been one of the cornerstones of our success.

Our mission back then, as it is today, is to find the professional and managerial talent worldwide that will impact the hospitality industry in a very positive and successful way.  This is consistently achieved by matching our clients’ talent requirements, while simultaneously meeting our applicants’ career aspirations. We have been and continue to be dependable partners with our clients, assisting them in driving their growth, profits and long term success.  As a result of our “can do” attitude, our organization has earned a very respectable status globally, utilizing our discreet and efficient approach.

Our historic staying power is unmatched, and our many years of combined knowledge and expertise has and will benefit organizations that seek a knowledgeable and professional business partner, with scale and global reach.  We are proven to be serious and dependable team players!
None of our accomplishments would have been possible without our expert consultants who support our loyal clients and candidates.  As we move further into the digital age, Renard International Search Consultants continues to be an internationally renowned company, synonymous with quality.  As Canada celebrates its diversity and heritage, Renard International continues to be an internationally renowned company working extensively in the international arena, while never forgetting its Canadian roots.