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I am a Sr. Recruiter with a love of start-up and SMB recruiting - I enjoy being a part of a fast-paced environment and the chance to evangelize and source top talent is what I do best.

What describes me? Passionate, evangelist, communicator, connector, influencer, strategic, employment brand developer and marketer, positive, energetic, motivator, team leader, analytical and big thinker.

Typically reporting to the founder, President or board, I recruit number 2 through to number 500, whether they are sales, marketing, IT/Tech, finance/accounting or client services and establish recruiting processes from initial candidate contact to on-boarding. I believe that candidates should experience a stellar experience when considering an opportunity and this reflects on the firms I work with.

I do full A-Z recruiting: helping with hiring plans and budgeting; market and compensation analysis; competitive analysis; identifying and sourcing talent through job boards, networking, social media, headhunting and Internet search; interviewing; background and reference checking; draft or offer letters; offer negotiation and on-boarding.I enjoy employment branding, using social media to evangelize the culture and wow factor of my companies and assist hiring managers in interviewing, selection and negotiation with candidates.

I am open to contracts as well as relocation for an amazing opportunity!

Experience & Accomplishments •    Reporting to the CEO/Founder, VC Company or to the board, proactively create and implement recruiting strategies to locate and recruit top talent using social media, Boolean search, networking and cold-calling. •    Recruit initial staff of senior executives, engineers, sales/biz dev staff, finance/accounting and marketing as well as subsequent hiring of support staff as hiring needs get larger. Build candidate pipeline for future recruitment needs.•    Manage full cycle recruiting from identification, sourcing and interviewing to negotiation of final offer.•    Partner with first executives of firm to establish recruiting processes and procedures.•    Research, selection and implementation of HR tools such as applicant tracking systems.•    Understand the unique entrepreneurial nature of candidates that are attracted to start-ups and SMBs and recruit accordingly.•    Implement and maintain recruitment social media and company LinkedIn profile.•    Cognizant of confidentiality requirements when recruiting for stealth start-ups.•    Led the development and implementation of recruitment best practices, procedures and execution as the first Recruiter on staff and sometimes one of the first hires. Work independently and for HR management in getting buy-in from hiring managers. In one company achieved a 33% decrease in employee turnover within 10 months of hire. •    Managed up to 80 requisitions continuously and managed global recruiting and college recruiting singlehandedly. •    Developed and executed company’s first recruitment event and was successful in attaining 95% positive feedback from over 400 candidates. •    Was consistently a top performer as Executive Search Headhunter.

Work experience

May 2009Present

Corporate Talent Acquisition


Working with the CEO, CTO and offices in the US, UK and Australia, I provide a single point of contact for those interesting in joining the Ephox team, provide recruiting solutions, manage opportunity advertising and source, select, interview, pre-screen and assist with the on-boarding of employees and contractors.

Sep 2006Present

Corporate Talent Acquisition, Sourcer & Recruiter

Talent Acquisition Consulting

Recruiting and sourcing for companies including a Stealth Start-up, Talent Technology, a recruitment and hiring software firm and Benbria, a Canadian ICT firm. Focus on IT/Tech, Engineering, Sales & Marketing, Product Management, HR, Finance and Accounting, Client Services, Support and College and new grad recruiting. • Proactively create and implement sourcing strategies to locate and recruit top talent using social media, Boolean search, networking and cold-calling. • Proactively build possible candidate pipeline for future recruitment needs. • Manage outside vendors when necessary. • Manage full cycle recruiting from identification, sourcing and interviewing to negotiation of final offer. • Inform candidates, hiring managers and management of current recruitment and selection processes and ensure a positive experience for all. • Partner with HR and department and executive management in order to become aware of business strategies and how they may relate to recruitment planning and execution. • Consultant for department projects and development and execution of hiring plans.

Jan 2005Oct 2006

Corporate Recruiter

Tri Counties Bank
Recruiting for a publicly held bank with assets of over $1.72B and 700+ employees. Focus on Retail & Wholesale Banking, Real Estate, Commercial Lending, Audit, Sales & Marketing and Operations. Functioned as company’s first Recruiter; was key contributor to building out recruitment function and ensured hiring manager buy-in and cooperation.
Jan 2004Oct 2004

Regional Professional Placement Recruiter

Volt Information Sciences
Recruiting for a publicly held search firm. Focus on Finance & Accounting, Audit Operations and Administrative talent for SMBs to Fortune 100 firms.
Apr 1999Oct 2003

Headhunter and Business Development

Phoenix Search Group Inc.
Recruiting for a long-standing Toronto-based private search firm. Focus on Finance & Accounting and Engineering positions for SMBs to Fortune 100 firms.




University of Toronto


Developing talent bext practices
Employment Branding
Recruiting for start-ups and SMBs
Creative sourcing of hard to find talent