Gerald Walsh Associates announces Jillian Gorbold as Vice President and Partner

HALIFAX, NS, January 7, 2019. Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. welcomes Jillian Gorbold, MA, as Vice President and Partner to the executive search and human resources consulting firm.

As Vice President and Partner, Jillian co-manages the firm’s executive search practice and develops and implements human resource consulting services to advance the firm’s mission to grow and develop leaders in their communities.

“Jillian Gorbold is a proven leader who brings progressive municipal and public sector experience and strategic human resource management skills to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc.” said Gerald Walsh, CPA, CMA, President and Founder.

Jillian has returned home to Halifax from Ontario. Her joining the firm highlights Gerald Walsh Associates’ strong commitment to serving public and not-for-profit organizations with her 18 years of progressive leadership experience in these sectors.

Most recently, Jillian was a member of the Regional Municipality of Peel’s leadership team serving in various manager and director roles. Her roles involved leading strategic and operational activities across the municipality including business transformations, climate change and energy management, and workplace modernization.

Earlier in her career, Jillian worked at Nova Scotia Business Inc. helping organizations across the province achieve business sustainability and economic success.

Jillian has extensive human resource management expertise in recruitment, job evaluation, workforce planning, compensation, coaching, and performance management. She is known for her way of engaging others that inspires action and delivers results. Her approach is rooted in humility, honesty, and integrity with a commitment to building long-lasting partnerships and relationships.

Jillian holds a MA in Leadership from the University of Guelph, a Masters Certificate in Public Management from York University, and has completed studies for a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University. Jillian is a certified Executive Coach through the Certified Coaches Federation. She also holds a Registered Professional Recruiter designation from the Institute of Professional Management and is a Human Resources Management Professional in Public and Not-for-Profit sectors through the Human Resources Professionals Association.

About Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. (

Founded in 1990, Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. is a human resources firm that finds and develops leaders who help make a positive impact in their communities.

The firm achieves this by offering a range of human resource services including executive search, performance assessments, compensation reviews, career and executive coaching, succession planning, organizational reviews, and focused workshops. Their client base includes community-based organizations such as municipalities, public sector agencies, not-for-profits, professional and industry associations, and owner-managed businesses.

Gerald Walsh, CPA, CMA
(902) 424-1112

Jillian Gorbold, MA
(902) 424-1109