Mark Palmer

Mark Palmer is a graduate of York University with a Master of Business Administration degree. He is also a graduate of Queen’s University with a Master of Arts degree in History, and while he was in the Doctoral program at this institution, he was a Teaching Assistant for a second year History course in Canadian-American Relations. His undergraduate degree was in History at the University of British Columbia.

Mark founded Palmer & Company, an executive search firm, in 1991. Prior to founding his own firm, Mark was a partner with another executive search firm for six years, and before that, a Principal with Touche Ross. Earlier, he worked as an Account Manager for a major advertising company; and as a Special Assistant for a federal cabinet minister. 

Mark has written a number of articles in the Business Quarterly relating to management in difficult times and Canadian-American relations. He has also written two books entitled “Confessions of a Headhunter” about executive recruitment and “Family Allowances in Canada” relating to their origins and implementation. 

Mark and his wife, Carol-Anne, have three children (Jennifer, Jamie and Mimi), two sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law (Ben, Talia and Jeff), and six grandchildren: Oscar, Karina, Addie, Greta, Thomas and Teddy. 

Georgia had an active life in Meaford and packed a lot into her twelve years. Sadly, she passed away on May 15, 2023 after having made an indelible impact on everyone she met.