About
Kilberry

Using psychological insight and business know-how, we help companies create value by hiring the right people, backing the right management teams, developing extraordinary leaders, and navigating through periods of leadership transition.

We have written the book on what it really takes to be successful at the top.

Our seasoned Management Psychologists have the right business acumen, experience, and insight to advise your organization on its most complex issues. All Kilberry advisors are doctoral level Psychologists or advanced degree holders who have worked with CEO’s and their direct reports in some of the world’s most respected companies.

At Kilberry, we bring you the best.

Read our bios below.

Dr. Richard Davis, President

Dr. Katherine Alexander, Partner

Dr. Anuradha Chawla, Partner

Dr. Rebecca Slan Jerusalim, Partner

Dr. Navio Kwok, Vice President of Research and Marketing

Kristen Scott, Executive Assistant

Dr. Henryk Krajewski, Partner

Kriselle Misquitta, Executive Assistant

President/CEO

Richard Davis         Ph.D.

Dr. Richard Davis advises key executives in sports/entertainment, banking, technology, private equity, retail, manufacturing, and media. He has extensive experience working with CEO’s globally, including those leading Fortune 100 companies or who are otherwise in the public eye.

Prior to founding Kilberry, he was a Partner at RHR International, where he led the Private Equity Services practice in Canada. Earlier, he was an entrepreneur and owned a media company focused on the education and healthcare industries. Richard is author of the bestselling book, The Intangibles of Leadership, which reveals the subtle nuances in behaviour and character that differentiate extraordinary leaders.

Richard is licensed as an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist by the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He received his M.A. at Boston University, and his Ph.D. at York University. He has held board positions in various not-for-profit organizations, most recently as President of the Board of Directors at Leo Baeck Day School.

Partner

Katherine Alexander         Ph.D.

Dr. Katherine Alexander helps senior management solve their most complex people and organizational problems, including who to hire for key roles, how to identify and promote talent and potential, and when and how to meaningfully develop executives and teams. She also advises private equity firms on which management teams to invest in and how to hire and integrate CEOs and executives for their portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Kilberry, Katherine was a consultant with Korn Ferry Hay Group in their Toronto office where she specialized in leadership assessment, development, and employee engagement. She has also held talent management and leadership development roles at Canadian Tire.

Katherine is licensed as an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist by the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University.

Partner

Anuradha Chawla         Ph.D.

Dr. Anuradha Chawla serves as a senior advisor to senior executives on some of their most difficult leadership challenges. As an advisor and executive coach, she specializes in succession planning, executive selection and on-boarding executives to help them manage predictable yet crucial challenges of the first year.

Prior to joining Kilberry, Anuradha was a senior consultant at the Toronto offices of Right Management (part of the Manpower Group of Companies), where she led the coaching and assessment practices for Canada. Previously, she worked at RHR International, Development Dimensions International, and Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Anuradha was awarded an M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational (I/O) Psychology from the University of Guelph in Ontario and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Partner

Rebecca Slan Jerusalim         Ph.D.

Dr. Rebecca Slan Jerusalim serves as a senior advisor to executives, helping leaders to optimize talent. Her areas of specialty include talent strategies for selection, development and succession, executive coaching, competency modeling, and top team effectiveness. She has worked extensively with many Fortune 500 companies, and across industries, with particular focus on financial services, pharma, and consumer products.

Prior to joining Kilberry, Rebecca worked at Korn Ferry as a Senior Principal in the firm’s Assessment and Succession practice. She led many large scale engagements to address a variety of talent needs. Her responsibilities also included bringing the firm’s diversity and inclusion programs, particularly in Advancing Women, to the Canadian market, and acting as the Canadian Manager of Assessment Services. Previously, Rebecca worked at several smaller boutique firms, including MICA Consulting Partners (now part of LHH Knightsbridge), and ran her own practice.

Rebecca is licensed as an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist by the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Guelph in Ontario, where she specialized in leadership succession issues. She is an active board member, currently chairing the HR committee of an education non-profit organization.

Vice President of Research and Marketing

Navio Kwok         Ph.D.

Dr. Navio Kwok is the Vice President of Research and Marketing at Kilberry, a leading firm of organizational psychologists specializing in executive assessment and C-level leadership advisory. In his role, Navio oversees Kilberry’s commitment to advancing the science of executive leadership and translating it into practical, actionable advice for the firm’s preeminent clients. His focus areas include conducting original research, developing thought leadership, and collaborating with academic institutions to bridge the gap between science and practice on management assessments, executive development and onboarding, and CEO succession.

Navio received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Waterloo in Ontario and a B.A. Honours in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. He has published academic articles in esteemed journals such as The Leadership Quarterly, Applied Psychology, The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Fire Technology, as well as white papers in consulting outlets. Navio is also a Lieutenant in the Canadian Forces, working within a specific Reserve branch of the military that aims to develop in youth leadership and citizenship, and to prepare these individuals to excel as active and productive members of Canadian society.

Executive Assistant

Kristen Scott

Kristen is a Senior Executive Assistant in Kilberry’s Toronto office, supporting the CEO. Before joining Kilberry in 2019, Kristen honed her skills as an Executive Assistant by working with the Crown Attorney of Niagara, leaders in the financial industry and the CEO of a tech start-up. Her combination of experience in both highly structured and non-structured industries has made her extremely resourceful, reliable and proactive. Kristen holds a B.A. in Sociology from Brock University and a Law Clerk Diploma from Niagara College.

Partner

Henryk Krajewski, Ph.D.

Dr. Henryk Krajewski advises key Kilberry clients around leadership, strategy, and culture. Henryk has an 18-year track record of helping CEOs and executive teams generate unique solutions to their toughest challenges. He has worked with both public and private organizations across North America and beyond, serving both high growth and large enterprises. Prior to joining Kilberry, Henryk was the Principal and Founder of CEO-advisory firm, Worx Era, Inc., and recently served as President of the Anderson Leadership Group for 11 years. Previously, Henryk held the role of Canadian Practice Lead for Talent Solutions at Right Management. 

Dr. Krajewski publishes extensively in Forbes and has previously written for Profit Magazine, the Financial Post, the Globe and Mail, National Post, HR Reporter, and HR.com. Henryk has published scientific research in leading journals such as Leadership Quarterly, the Journal of Business Psychology, and the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Henryk holds a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Western Ontario.

Executive Assistant

Kriselle Misquitta

Kriselle is an Executive Assistant in Kilberry’s Toronto office, supporting firm partners. Prior to joining Kilberry, Kriselle was an executive assistant and office manager at International Financial Group. She is experienced in administration, analytical research, technical software, and client relations/communications. Kriselle holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai.

The Team