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Adam Pekarsky

Founding Partner, Pekarsky & Co.

Adam Pekarsky is the Founding Partner of Pekarsky & Co. Adam has been recruiting executives, advising Boards, and offering thought leadership in Western Canada for over 20 years. Widely regarded as the most connected person in the Alberta legal community, Adam has managed to keep the third generation of Pekarsky lawyers in Alberta relevant, albeit in a way that does not involve practicing law as both his father and grandfather did before him.

A frequent writer, teacher, and speaker on topics of interest to the legal and business communities, Adam has achieved success as a member of the management team of a national law
firm, a Partner in a global executive search firm and, once upon a time, a practicing lawyer.

An active member in good standing of the Law Society of Alberta, Adam has also earned a reputation for honesty, integrity, and discretion in all that he does. In a feature article on Adam
that appeared in Alberta Venture magazine, a senior partner from a global law firm’s Calgary office said, “ No one knows this market and its lawyers and law firms better than Adam.”

Prior to founding Pekarsky & Co. in 2009, Adam was a Client Partner in the Calgary office of Korn/Ferry International, where he was a member of the Firm’s Global Industrial Market’s Energy Sector, as well as the Firm’s Legal Center of Expertise.

Previously, Adam was the Director of Professional Development and Recruitment for Western Canada with a national law firm and he served as Division Director with Robert Half Legal, where he led a team that specialized in recruitment of lawyers for both law firms and corporations. In his final year with the company, Adam achieved the distinction of being Robert Half Legal’s top revenue-generating recruiter worldwide.

Adam holds an LL.B. from the University of Alberta and a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis on Canadian-American relations from Tufts University in Boston where he
attained summa cum laude distinction for his undergraduate thesis.