Finding Your Executive Talent

Find leadership talent with an experienced executive search team.

When looking for an executive search partner, proven experience matters. You want a partner with the experience to find hidden talent and assess leaders, understand your unique business needs, and know how to navigate the nuanced steps of the search process.

Our team of executive search consultants bring over 40 years of combined experience in executive search. Our proven success makes us the chosen partner for organizations across Canada.

Here to advise you through the leadership recruitment process.

We use our proven methodology in each search to source and select executive talent for our clients. Throughout the process, we are your trusted advisor and work with you through every step to find the right candidate for your team.

In-depth research of organization and needs

Every search starts with research of your organization and holding in-depth stakeholder interviews to understand build the leadership competencies.  

A holistic view of candidates

We take a holistic view of candidates to find the person that fits your business’s needs. Being able to look beyond the resume and into the whole of who someone is, allows us to source and shortlist candidates other firms may overlook.

Manage and advise through the final steps

We are your trusted advisor right to the end of the recruitment process. We support you through due diligence, complete reference checks, and manage negotiations and final offers to candidates.

Where we work

We place candidates in various senior leadership roles across all industries and sectors in Canada.

Industries we work in

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Not-for-profit
  • Professional Services
  • Public service
  • Sales & marketing
  • Tourism
  • And more

Positions include

  • Board Chair & Directors
  • CEO & C-suite
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Executive Director
  • Director
  • Senior Managers

Our Team is Your Team

We bring our years of experience and understanding of executive search to every partnership to find the best candidates for your team.

Karin Pooley
Vice-President, Executive Search
Karin has worked with senior executives and leadership teams on executive recruitment for nearly 30 years. She is a trusted advisor and partner to her clients, supporting them with organizational structure, competencies, compensation, interviewing, assessment, and selection of finalist candidates.
Annette Kohut
Senior Associate, Executive Search
Annette has 15 years of extensive experience identifying executive and senior management talent. She is a Certified Advanced Internet Recruiter and trained in targeted internet research. As a Metis person, providing a diverse pool of candidates to her clients is important to Annette. To support this work, she completed her Diversity and Inclusion Recruiter certification.

Experience the power of a proven recruitment process.

Contact us to start your next leadership search or to learn more about partnering with People First HR. We look forward to hearing from you.

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