Larry founded the executive search practice of Kathbern Management in 2004, intending to utilize his extensive senior management, technology and investment banking experience to assist organizations in a wide range of industries to find and recruit the best available talent in a variety of middle and senior management functions.
Prior to his recruiting firm career, Larry spent six years working with owners of companies to assist them with financing and ownership issues such as facilitating mergers or the sale of their business. He was also founding President of the company, owned by BCE and Hughes Aircraft, which launched the world’s first open access toll system for Toronto’s Highway 407ETR. In this role, he assembled the initial team of 150 technical, marketing, customer service and finance staff to launch and then operate the 407.
Larry’s management experience also includes a ten-year span with Xerox Canada, and senior executive positions with several cable television companies including President of a publicly traded company which operated over 900 cable television systems across Canada and in 17 states. In this role, he managed five operating companies in Canada and the U.S. and reported to a public board with no single controlling interest.
Larry holds a B.A. degree from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A. degree from York University.