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Joshua Platz

Joshua Platz, CPC, BA

Managing Partner

Joshua Platz began overseeing Global Search Consultants operations in 2008.  He started his recruitment career in 2002, with the leading bilingual French/English search firm in Toronto. After consecutive years as top producer, he was promoted into management and built a team of key players which set production records previously thought unattainable.

Joshua is a graduate of McMaster University, having earned his BA in 1998 along with a post-graduate honours diploma from Sheridan College in International Business. He has also held the Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) designation since 2007. Growing up in French and English-speaking parts of Canada, Josh learned to speak both official languages fluently.


John Platz, CMC, BA

Senior Consultant

John brings a wealth of experience in recruitment and hospitality. As an instructor and consultant with a senior management background, John acquired experience over 25 years in both the private and public sectors.

His experience comes from a broad range of senior consulting roles in business. John has personally negotiated in excess of 160 collective agreements in a variety of industries. These agreements were all negotiated within the prescribed mandate with only four strikes and one lockout. He worked for the Ontario government in both Ontario Housing Corporation and the Ministry of Housing in the ‘70’s. He has worked for and consulted to a number of hospitals, and is effective in both private and public sector organizations.

John has also held the position of Vice President Human Resources with a number of Canadian companies including Weston Bakeries, Griffith Laboratories, Livingston International and Commonwealth Hospitality. His mandate included all facets of human resource management, such as recruitment, training and development, performance management, compensation and especially change management.

John has previously sat on the boards of directors of both the Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association and Equine Canada. John teaches “Performance Excellence & Employee Relations,” “Managing in a Unionized Environment” and “the Art of Collective Bargaining” for York University through the Schulich Executive Education Centre.

Doug Henderson

Doug Henderson, Hospitality Management Diploma

Sr. Executive Consultant

Doug graduated in 1989 from George Brown College's Hospitality Management program. He has worked for some of the top hospitality corporations in North America, including six years with Marriott International. He has 16 years of operations experience, and has held several senior management positions within the hospitality industry, including General Manager.

Doug joined Global Hospitality in 1999, bringing his dedication to customer service, ethics, and quick client service with the best talent the market offers.

Doug specializes in executive search within the hotel and casino sub-genres of the hospitality industry.  He primiarily manages accounts in the U.S. Northeast and Canada.  Doug is a true competitor with a customer-first attitude.

Doug is very active with charitable organizations in his community, such as Big Brothers and Sisters of Canada, and also participates in many local sports.

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