Career Opportunity

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS), one of Canada’s preeminent law firms, is seeking to hire a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to manage all operational functions of the firm. Headquartered in Winnipeg at True North Square, TDS is deeply entrenched in the Manitoba community, with over 90 lawyers practicing from 13 offices across Manitoba.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in financial analysis and strategic business planning and have a solid foundation in information technology management. Beyond the technical functions of the role, TDS is looking for a person whose personal core values align with those of their business – someone for whom integrity, ethical decision making, and collaborative leadership are essential.

If playing a key strategic role in the next chapter of TDS’s growth is an exciting prospect, please contact Pinnacle today.

Why work with TDS

  • Progressive law firm with a 130-year history
  • Opportunity to influence the company’s future direction
  • Beautiful, state-of-the-art offices in the heart of downtown Winnipeg at True North Square
  • A positive work environment that promotes collegiality and diversity and actively supports people at every stage of their careers

Anand Sahay

Senior Recruitment Consultant

[email protected]


What you will do

  • Oversee senior managers for five operational teams: accounting & finance, information technology, marketing & business development, human resources, and office administration
  • Oversee all aspects of financial management — with emphasis on financial planning and analysis — including monthly performance reporting, budgeting, internal auditing, and expenditure management
  • Advise the management committee on strategic planning, risk management, and policy development objective
  • Steer the strategic direction of the company’s IT infrastructure
  • Oversee administration of payroll and benefits
  • Oversee business development initiatives and marketing strategies
  • Direct human resources activities and related policy development
  • Support facilities management, including leaseholds and maintenance of premises and equipment

Must Haves

  • 7+ years of senior-level management experience (professional services environment an asset)
  • Proven financial management, reporting, and analysis expertise
  • Post-secondary degree in finance, business, or a related field (CPA and/or MBA preferred)
  • High comfort level with information technology management
  • Experience in policy development
  • Background in and/or knowledge of legal services an asset
  • Superior written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience managing high performing professionals

Share this Posting

About Pinnacle

Does your current job harness your full potential? As a leading recruitment firm in Manitoba, with 25 industry specialized recruiters, Pinnacle can help. Think of Pinnacle as a personal shopper for your career: First, we get to know you – your skills, experience, career goals, and desired work culture. Next, we pick the best career opportunities from an exclusive list, many of which you will never see advertised. Finally, once you (and our clients) have found a perfect fit, Pinnacle helps you with the details to ensure a smooth transition. Best of all, we offer this service at no cost to you. When you’re prepared to take the next step in your career, Pinnacle will be ready.
Contact Pinnacle