Wondering what's out there?
We invite you to reach out to us. On our initial call, we'll be able to offer our confidential perspective. We'll take the time to understand your background and help you discover what's next - where you want to go and what environment you'll thrive in. With the expertise to answer your tough questions, we'll share our knowledge of the marketplace and advise you on how to best manage your career. There is no cost to candidates.
Lori Litherland - Founding Partner
Executive Search Consultant
416.868.4888 Ext. 2
Lori founded Litherland & Company in 1993 with a focus on recruiting in agriculture. With a lifelong interest in the fields of psychology, motivation, leadership and achievement, she is known for inspiring candidates and captivating audiences. Lori has great instincts when it comes to finding and securing the right talent, with a record of successful searches and client relationships.

Lori holds a CHRP and Certificate in Human Resources Management at the University of Toronto. As a lifelong learner, she recently attended Rotman's Strategic Negotiations Program and is currently enrolled in the CFAME program for executives within the Agri-Food sector. She enjoys traveling, curling, fine art and escaping to her cottage to kayak.
Brook Coatsworth - Associate
416.868.4888 Ext. 5

As the newest addition to our team, Brook has direct experience working within the Agri-Food industry and will be focusing on business development and working with candidates at the intermediate to senior level searches. With his energetic presence and analytical mindset, the team is looking forward to leveraging his strengths to build new relationships and increase brand presence.


He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and an MSc in AgEconomics from the University of Guelph. Brook is an avid sports fan, traveller and enjoys escaping the city with his Australian shepherd.

Danielle Helsby-Kwong – Associate
416.868.4888 Ext. 4
Danielle has worked at Litherland & Company for over 3 years' and performs full-cycle recruitment functions at the intermediate to senior level. She has a unique eye for identifying optimal candidates based on position requirements and organizational fit. She enjoys helping her clients hire great employees to grow their business. We rely on her advanced writing skills to create brand collateral and job postings.

She holds a BA in History at Queen's University, followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from Humber College. She continues to enrol in relevant courses in recruitment and agriculture. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, trying new ethnic foods and hanging out with her nieces.
Emily Gordon – Associate
416.868.4888 Ext. 6
As the most recent addition to our team at Litherland & Company, Emily was hired as a Research Assistant in early 2018 and quickly transitioned to an Associate after polishing her research, database and market analysis skills. Emily is focused on searches at the intermediate level-working closely with our agri-business and biotech clients. She brings strong presentation skills and an affable communication style to her work, which has made her an excellent Associate to work with.

Emily holds a BSc in Environmental Biology and MSc in Plant Agriculture from the University of Guelph. She enjoys running, reading mystery novels and watching The Office.
Brock Edwards – Research & Technical Associate
Administrative Contact
416.868.4888 Ext. 3
Brock joined Litherland & Company in 2015 and helps everyone stay organized, has advanced researching skills, performs administrative functions and enjoys reading up on current agriculture industry trends. He is also our in-house technical support guru and helps troubleshoot IT glitches. Brock continues to attend online tutorials to keep us up to speed and is currently taking a social media course at George Brown College.

Brock recently completed his Bachelors of Business Administration at Brock University. In his spare time, he enjoys watching hockey, exercising and learning about WWII history.