CHICAGO, Ill – Ferguson Partners Ltd. (FPL) (www.fpladvisorygroup.com), a leading global executive search firm, is expanding into Canada with the hiring of Mark Ross. As a managing director Canada, based in Toronto, Ross will continue to develop the firm's executive search and compensation business in real estate, asset management, and hospitality. In addition, Ross will partner with colleagues in FPL's international offices to offer seamless services to Canadian investors and operators with global operations.

Prior to joining FPL, with over 20 years of executive search consulting experience, Ross most recently served as partner at Heidrick and Struggles and previously led the Canadian financial services executive search practice at A.T. Kearney/Edward W. Kelley Partners. Ross holds an Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto and a J.D./LL.B. from the University of British Columbia. Ross resides in Toronto with his wife and two children. He is also an avid skier, swimmer and reader.

FPL’s new Toronto office is located at 49 Front Street East, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M5E 1B3, 416-551-6100. More information on FPL can be found at www.fpladvisorygroup.com.

FPL Advisory Group (FPL) (www.fpladvisorygroup.com) is a global professional services firm that specializes in executive search, compensation and management consulting solutions across the real estate, asset and wealth management, hospitality and leisure, and healthcare sectors. FPL is comprised of two primary operating companies that work together to serve a common client base. Ferguson Partners Ltd. provides executive and director recruitment services. FPL Associates provides a range of specialized compensation and management consulting services. FPL is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. For more information, contact Ferguson Partners at (312) 368 5040 or www.fpladvisorygroup.com.