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Francisco Sagredo believes that the best way to effect change at the macro level is to have highly capable, engaged, and empowered individuals in critical roles. Based in Toronto, he serves companies across the industrial and consumer sectors and is particularly active in Egon Zehnder’s Mining & Metals and Chief Financial Officer practices. Francisco has broad experience in executive search and in leadership assessment and development.

I enjoy getting to know people, companies, and industries and figuring out what makes them tick ― then matching them to what is needed to achieve large-scale positive change.

Francisco is a former finance executive and seasoned operations leader. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, he worked for Maple Leaf Foods, serving as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, Vice President of Finance for the Fresh Prepared Foods division, and Senior Director of Business Analysis in the CEO’s office. He also implemented process improvements and provided in-house consulting services as a Six Sigma Black Belt. Before that, Francisco held the role of Country Operations Manager for Schlumberger International’s Canadian Utility Services division. Earlier in his career, he worked as a senior 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 Andrés Bello Catholic University in Caracas, Venezuela and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. He is also a chartered professional accountant and a certified management accountant. Outside of work, Francisco coaches and mentors new immigrants to Canada and enjoys mountain biking, cycling, running, and hiking. He loves to travel with his family to new places and explore other cultures.

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