Monica Murray

Vice President, Executive Search, Optimum Talent | Conroy Ross Partners

The first two decades of Monica’s professional career has navigated her through the waters of finance, accounting, HR, executive leadership, board work, and entrepreneurship. As a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) she has worked with big four public practice, internationally publicly-traded companies, and a consultant to several start up, small and mid-size companies. In addition, Monica was the Founder and President of an executive search firm in Vancouver for 7 years placing senior-level finance professionals.

Most recently, Monica was Principal, Diversity & Inclusion for CPA Canada giving her the opportunity to combine her extensive knowledge of the CPA profession and her passion for supporting diversity and women in business & leadership.

Monica continually gives back through years of active participation with various boards and committees. She is currently involved as a Board member with the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs supporting Canadian women entrepreneurs to become wildly successful.

On the ski slopes, Monica is a "non-advancing green run expert" and on the water, she is learning how to sail with her daughter and partner. Living in Vancouver also entails being an obligatory yoga lover!