The founding partners of Exogène Recruitment and Strategic Management Services have an impressive track record of over 25 years of experience in the field of recruitment and executive Job Search services in mining and metals,
engineering, IT, financial administration, and public sector senior management, as well as over 30 years of public service management, not-for-profit management, international project management, government relations, and contract training. Their combined backgrounds include years of senior management in multinational recruitment firms serving Canadian and international business and industry, as well as a depth of experience at the CEO level of large organizations in the public sector in post-secondary education.

Our growing team of recruitment associates provide Exogène Services with the depth of knowledge and experience necessary to provide our clients with the complete array of recruitment and search services from initial needs analysis and competency profile development through to selection process accompaniment, psychometric testing, and post-placement follow-up.

We are equally comfortable providing our services in English and in French.

Our associates include:

Catharine Harris, Managing Partner
Catharine Harris has been active in the recruitment industry for more than 25 years. In addition to her experience as a senior recruiter in such diverse areas as mining and resources, engineering, information technology, aeronautical, finance and general administration, she opened and developed the Quebec market for a multinational recruitment firm as Managing Director of its Montreal office for 9 years. She also held the position of Vice-president of a leading international firm specializing in mining and resources, construction, information technology, and finance for a period of 10 years.

From a family that in 1954, founded and still operates one of the first placement and recruitment firms to open its doors in Montreal, a firm that has grown in large part due to her efforts, her clients have remained extremely loyal to her as a service-provider. She is known for her competence, her effectiveness, her energy, and her network of contacts. As well, she is recognized for her attentiveness to her clients, her absolute adherence to their imperatives and for her post-placement follow-up. Her reputation for her client-centered approach is well-known in the industry.
She is a member of the Order of Human Resource Professionals of Quebec (ORHRI) and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Relations from McGill University.

Keith W. Henderson, Managing Partner
During his 35-year career in education, Keith W. Henderson held the position of Academic Dean of the regional community college Collège de l’Outaouais for 8 years and spent the last 11 years of his career as Director General and CEO of John Abbott College. He earned a reputation as an entrepreneurial and innovative leader who surrounded himself with strong teams, energetically supported their ideas and projects, and contributed to their progress as individuals committed to the development of colleges and of college education.
Currently Chair of the Commission on College Education of the Quebec Superior Council of Education, he is also Chair of the West-Island of Montreal Business Development Council, Vice-chair of the West-Island of Montreal Local Development Council, and serves as a member of the Advisory Council of Concordia University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
During his career in the College system, he was the founding Chairman of the Board of Governors of Heritage College (created by the Quebec government in 1986), chaired the provincial commission of academic deans of colleges, was President of the Association of Quebec academic deans, chaired the Association of Metropolitan Montreal Colleges known as the Regroupement des collèges du Montréal métropolitain (RCMM), was a member of the Minister’s Advisory Board on English Education, sat on the boards of both the Federation of CEGEPS and the Metropolitan Montreal Admissions Service, and served on several other provincial and local boards and committees.
He was honoured by Université du Québec en Outaouais in 1998 for « remarkable contributions to the educational mission in the Outaouais region ».
He holds 4 degrees and certificates (including 2 post-graduate) in Languages and Literature and in Education, (Ottawa University, Université de Lille III, France, and Université du Québec en Outaouais).

Brooke Bateh, U.S. Partner
Brooke Bateh began her recruiting career in the field of education with the global language instruction company Berlitz. In the role of regional hiring manager, Brooke recruited, hired and trained a team of over 100 international language professionals across the Southeastern United States. She specialized in acquiring rare talent in both metropolitan and remote areas for corporate, government and U.S. military program assignments.

With Exogene Recruitment and Strategic Managing Services, Brooke is the Southeast U.S. Recruiting Partner. Brooke is recognized for the personalized attention she provides every client and her effectiveness in finding and placing top talent.

Brooke is fluent in English, French and Spanish and holds a Bachelors degree from McGill University.

Jacques Désilets, Associate
Jacques Désilets is an experienced administrator recognized for his energy, his communications skills and his leadership qualities. The depth of experience he has acquired over the course of more than thirty years of service in the Quebec college network will undoubtedly benefit institutions interested in taking advantage of his talent.
From 1998 to 2003, he was Director General of Cégep de Sainte-Foy after having held the position of Academic Dean in the same College for 4 years. Prior to that, he held positions as Mathematics and Computer Science professor, Registrar and Dean of Academic Management Services (Cégep Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and Dean of Academic Organization (Collège Édouard-Montpetit).
He was also very active in many organizations and associations in the field of Education, both national and international. He was Chair of the provincial commision of college academic deans and member of the boards of directors of the Federation of CEGEPS and of the University Hospital of Quebec for several years. As well, he was Canadian project manager for a CIDA project in Morocco and is presently involved in a similar project in Algeria. Finally, he trains managers and employees in change management as a faculty member in the School of Graduate Studies diploma program in Organizational Development and Management at the University of Laval.
He holds both a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics (Université de Sherbrooke).

Réginald Lavertu, Associate
Réginald Lavertu has worked in college education for over 35 years as faculty member, Academic Dean and, for 22 years, as Director General of three different colleges : Cégep de Matane, Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup and Collège de Rosemont. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated strong management skills and is well-known for his ability to build strong and cohesive teams and to create pleasant and productive work environments for the benefit of the students served by the institutions he has led.
Among other activities, he served as Chair of the Board of the Federation of CEGEPS, Chair of the Board of the Centre collégial des services regroupés and Director General of the Réseau des cégeps et des collèges francophones du Canada. He also chaired the Board of Recyc-Québec, was a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of Université de Québec à Montréal, member of the Science and Technology Council of the Province of Quebec, and Vice-chair of the Montreal Health Authority.
He is presently member of the Board of Governors of Collège Jean-Eudes, Chair of the Board of the Health Technologies Campus of Montreal, as well as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Rosemont—Petite-Patrie Local Development Council.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Université Laval and a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Université de Montréal.