Gordon Stevens, CFA, named Chief Operating Officer of Halifax Partnership 

Posted: November 20, 2023

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Krista Juurlink
Director, Marketing Communications & Strategic Initiatives
Halifax Partnership
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Halifax, NS – November 20, 2023 – Wendy Luther, President & CEO, Halifax Partnership (the Partnership) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gordon Stevens as Chief Operating Officer. 

Gordon’s professional career encompasses senior leadership positions in provincial government, private sector, and entrepreneurship.  He will contribute an extensive understanding of team leadership, operational efficiency, financial stewardship, and fostering key relationships.  Respected as both an analytical and creative thinker who can bring strategy to reality, Gordon has a lifelong passion for the economic vibrancy of this city.    

Most recently, Gordon was Chief Operating Officer with the crown corporation Build Nova Scotia where he oversaw operational and financial management and led the integration of capital projects throughout the province. Previously, as founder and president of The Uncommon Group, Gordon conceived the “I Love Local” initiative bringing together hundreds of small, local businesses with collaborative marketing, events, and government relationships.   

A chartered financial analyst, Gordon was previously Vice President Investments, Goesam Investment Ltd. and Vice President, Goldman Sachs Asset Management.    

“We are delighted to have attracted Gordon to this new role,” says Wendy Luther.  “He brings highly relevant experience and a strong track record of successfully implementing strategic initiatives, overseeing core business functions and complex projects while building strong relationships and teams.” 

Reporting to the CEO, Gordon will be responsible for overall leadership of day-to-day operational functions. He will execute strategic plans, oversee the accountability of core teams, and ensure the organization runs efficiently while working in sync with the Partnership’s government, Investor, and community partners across the municipality.    

“I welcome this opportunity to leverage my employment and entrepreneurial experience and contribute significantly to the Partnership in fostering economic development in our city,” says Gordon.  “We are at a critical juncture as a municipality. Unprecedented growth has not benefitted everyone equally. By embracing a strategy that is inclusive for all, everyone can see themselves belonging and thriving. This is near to my heart.” 

About Halifax Partnership: 

Halifax Partnership is Halifax’s public-private economic development organization. The Partnership drives and accelerates economic growth by selling and marketing Halifax to the world to attract business, talent, and investment, helping businesses reach their full potential and tracking Halifax’s economic progress. The Partnership’s network of influential and globally connected Investors and partners is committed to building a thriving, inclusive, and prosperous Halifax for all. www.halifaxpartnership.com 



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