Lori Litherland - Founder (1960 - 2019)
Lori founded Litherland & Company in 1993 with a focus on recruiting in agriculture. With a lifelong interest in the fields of psychology, motivation, leadership and achievement, she was known for inspiring candidates and captivating audiences. Lori had great instincts when it came to finding and securing the right talent, with a record of successful searches and client relationships. The charisma and energy she brought to her work inspired her team and provided a legacy for Litherland & Company to continue advancing beyond her passing.


Wondering what's out there?
We invite you to reach out to us. On our initial call, we'll be able to offer our confidential perspective. We'll take the time to understand your background and help you discover what's next - where you want to go and what environment you'll thrive in. With the expertise to answer your tough questions, we'll share our knowledge of the marketplace and advise you on how to best manage your career. There is no cost to candidates.
Brook Coatsworth - Managing Partner
Executive Search Consultant
416.868.4888 Ext. 5

Brook brings a unique business development background to the executive search business. His energetic approach, analytical mindset, and Agri-business knowledge allow him to adapt and respond to the needs of our clients' intermediate and senior level searches. Working with private sector firms and grower commissions across Canada, he has also positioned Litherland & Company to work with innovative biological and precision agriculture technology companies entering the Canadian market.


Brook completed his MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Guelph before studying Agri-business growth and international market strategies while working at the Ivey Business School in London, Ontario. He is still an avid athlete and spends his time off exploring Canada's natural capital.

Emily Gordon – Associate
416.868.4888 Ext. 4
As the most recent addition to our team at Litherland & Company, Emily was hired as a Research Assistant in early 2018 and quickly transitioned to an Associate after polishing her research, database and market analysis skills. Emily is focused on searches at the intermediate level-working closely with our agri-business and biotech clients. She brings strong presentation skills and an affable communication style to her work, which has made her an excellent Associate to work with.

Emily holds a BSc in Environmental Biology and MSc in Plant Agriculture from the University of Guelph. She enjoys running, reading mystery novels and watching The Office.
Brock Edwards – Research & Technical Associate
Administrative Contact
416.868.4888 Ext. 3
Brock joined Litherland & Company in 2015 and helps everyone stay organized, has advanced researching skills, performs administrative functions and enjoys reading up on current agriculture industry trends. He is also our in-house technical support guru and helps troubleshoot IT glitches. Brock continues to attend online tutorials to keep us up to speed and is currently taking a social media course at George Brown College.

Brock completed his Bachelors of Business Administration at Brock University. In his spare time, he enjoys watching hockey, exercising and learning about WWII history.