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Eric Lathrop



Eric leads the Trade & Industry Association and Sustainability Practice Group. He has recruited the leaders for associations that represent Canada’s most significant industries, including forestry, aerospace, tourism, defence, and many others. In addition, Eric has led the firm’s international development and sustainable development practice, working with international NGOs, think tanks, research-based organizations, and universities to recruit best-in-class executives in a wide variety of functional areas. The result is a practice with a track record of finding leaders who are on the cutting edge of senior leadership for a wide variety of organizations.  

Prior to joining the firm, Eric was the Director of Operations at Decima Research, for whom he opened and ran their Montreal office for a number of years. Eric has also been a marketing consultant for ING Bank in the Czech Republic, a manager of research for a national market research firm, as well as a communications consultant with the Government of Canada. 

He is also an author and speaker; he recently published an article that focused on recruitment best practices in the not-for-profit sector. He was also a key contributor to the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) article, “Twenty Tips for Surviving and Prospering in the Association World.” 

Eric holds a BA from the University of Ottawa.  As avid outdoor enthusiasts, Eric and his family have been significant supporters of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.  In 1998, his family donated the Lathrop Nature Preserve in the Niagara region to the Conservancy, ensuring a significant piece of land remain open and accessible to the public.

Eric Lathrop



Suite 500
116 Lisgar Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 0C2
Phone: +1 613 742.3211

Practice Areas

Board Search
Corporate Communications
Human Resources
Public Sector