Francisco J Sagredo

Toronto, Calgary

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Francisco J Sagredo Egon Zehnder, Toronto, Calgary


Francisco Sagredo, based in Toronto, has broad experience in executive search and leadership assessment & development. He is focused on chief financial officers, operations and finance executives from a functional perspective. Francisco serves companies across the industrial and consumer sectors. He is a former finance executive as well as an experienced operations leader in industrial services, project management, industrial engineering, process improvement, six sigma, and lean manufacturing.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Francisco worked in finance, strategy, and process improvement at Maple Leaf Foods. He served as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis for the enterprise, as VP of Finance for the company's Fresh Prepared Foods division, and as Senior Director of Business Analysis, Office of the CEO. He also worked as a Six Sigma Black Belt, providing process improvement leadership and internal consulting services. Previously, Francisco was Country Operations Manager - Utility Services Division with Schlumberger International in Canada. Earlier, he was a Senior Field Engineer and Field Engineer in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Scotland and Bolivia, providing logging and consulting services to oil companies.

Francisco earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Catholic Andres Bello University in Caracas, Venezuela and an MBA from Schulich School of Business at York University, in Toronto. Francisco is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant.

News and Publications

Time for Audit Committees to Step Up

The days when the main function of Audit Committees was to put a “stamp of approval” on companies’ financials are long gone. Heightened risk awareness and increased regulation means that Audit Committees must now take on a much more proactive role in detecting, understanding and acting on risk – be it financial, macroeconomic, regulatory, legal or cybersecurity-related.

Comfort with Paradox

Most CEOs and boards name succession, both for the CEO and for business unit leaders, as their biggest strategic challenge. While this leadership challenge exists for every industry, it is particularly acute in the consumer sector, where many of the successive waves of disruption first hit.

consultant name

Francisco J Sagredo Egon Zehnder, Toronto, Calgary