Robert Simmons

Whether optimizing daily operations or driving productivity in large-scale industrial projects, Robert is always focused on finding solutions and unlocking organizational potential to enable business success and help clients stay ahead of the curve. With a diverse career spanning over two decades, Robert has held senior leadership roles across a variety of sectors, including energy, mining, shipbuilding, and the […]

Beverley Evans, BComm, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D

Beverley brings with her a strong and proven record of leadership and experience. She has partnered with outstanding local, regional, national, and international organizations in a variety of industries throughout her career. Her unique background in strategy, finance, operations, business development, and human resources coupled with her warmth, authenticity and enthusiasm create great leadership opportunities […]

Ian Sullivan, BBA

Ian leads Venor’s Executive Recruitment and Talent Consulting practice. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Saint Francis Xavier University, and began his career with TD Bank before progressing into more senior roles with Maritime Life. Following Maritime Life, Ian worked for eight years as a Principal with Morneau Shepell, a leading Human Resources […]

Craig Coady, BComm

Craig Coady has over twenty five years of experience in both executive and technical recruitment, and has built his reputation as a trusted talent partner. Craig graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Human Resources in 1998 and immediately moved to Toronto where he joined a national staffing agency. After returning […]

Graham Langill, BComm

As Partner, Graham works across several practices at Venor, supporting the team with executive recruitment, leadership and business development, and internal operations. Born and raised in Halifax, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University. He’s an entrepreneur with a track record of success leading various organizations, spanning several industries, and is keenly […]

Shardeigh McGillivray, BBA

With over fifteen years of professional and executive search experience, Shardeigh brings professionalism, expertise, and relentless determination to deliver exceptional results. Since joining Venor in 2012, her focus has been executive search in both the private, public and NGO sectors. Shardeigh is motivated by supporting leaders and organizations to unpack their challenges to develop innovative […]

Wayne Crawley, FCPA, FCA

Wayne Crawley has over 25 years of experience in business development, strategy, operations, corporate effectiveness, audit, and finance sectors. Wayne actively serves the neighbourhood and works on projects that directly impact our local community. A memorable highlight of his career was being recognized in Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.  Wayne takes great pride in being a […]

Erika Hildebrand, BComm

As one of the first employees with Venor, Erika leads the engineering and operations division for Atlantic Canada. She has more than 15 years of recruitment experience working from mid level positions up to executive level in Engineering, Manufacturing and other industries within Atlantic Canada. Most recently, she has been working alongside municipalities in Atlantic […]

Nick Misener

Dedicated and passionate, with a strong understanding of progressive recruitment strategies, Nick brings a decade’s worth of recruitment and human resources experience to the table. He has deep relationships across the Information Technology sector, having worked with venture capital backed start-ups and Fortune 100 companies alike helping them solve their unique talent challenges at both […]

Genevieve Belben

An award-winning career consultant, Genevieve has worked with organizations in the Atlantic Canada region for over 20 years and loves the interpersonal aspect of what she does. She’s driven by people. She thrives on building great relationships and is inspired by the resilience of the human race. Genevieve truly believes that people are unique and […]

Natalie Isaacs

Natalie was born and raised across the pond, having grown up between the vibrant cities of London and Nottingham. She worked as a performer in Europe before her journey led her into a different spotlight, transitioning into the recruitment industry in England. With over a decade of recruitment experience with both contract and permanent placements, […]

James Willies

James wakes up each morning driven to help, guide and encourage others to reach their potential. He thrives in complex environments and is motivated to deliver an exceptional service experience.  After years of working in hospitality, coaching and as an entrepreneur, James completed his Advanced Human Resource Diploma and entered the world of recruitment. He found […]

Alisha Dsouza

Alisha brings her strong recruiting skills from around the world to Venor. She has 10 years of experience in the recruiting industry and has worked with diverse industries, including hospitality, finance, engineering, and construction.  Alisha is currently studying a Masters of Management program at Crandall University, and has previously graduated with a diploma in HR from […]

Alex Armsworthy

Alex believes every challenge is best solved looking through the lens of one simple statement – ‘find a smarter way forward’. Drawing on his 20+ years of front-line sales and corporate leadership experience, Alex fully understands the power of alignment when it comes to a company’s culture and long-term individual engagement. He is a big-picture […]

Catherina Kennedy

Catherina is a leader in corporate strategy, change management, human resource management, and government and stakeholder relations.  Catherina brings demonstrated expertise working on complex projects involving many partners including governments, private companies, industry associations, non profits and academia. This work reflects her capacity to gather significant data from research and stakeholder engagement, collate this information for […]

Rose MacAuley

Rose brings her strong organizational and planning skills to Venor to support the consultants’ recruiting activities. She has over 9 years of experience in the recruiting field and has worked with diverse industries, including collaborating with employment assistance organizations and recruiting for offshore vessels in the highly-regulated energy sector. Rose takes a special interest in […]

Anna Bryant

Born and raised in Halifax, Anna is the newest addition to our Tech Team. Anna attended Acadia University and graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Employment Relations. While her degree is driven toward employment law, Anna has always had a passion for recruitment. During her time at Acadia, she completed […]

Steph MacIntosh

After graduating from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor of Public Relations in 2019, Steph’s love of meeting new people, building long-lasting relationships, and helping others succeed has led to a transition to human resources. With Venor, she’s placed dozen of candidates and contributes to a thriving labour market through participation with a number […]

Ryan Thistle

Born and raised in St. John’s, Ryan heads our technology recruitment practice in Newfoundland & Labrador. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University of Newfoundland before relocating to Toronto. There, he joined an international recruitment firm, specializing in Digital, Marketing, and Communications recruitment. In this capacity, Ryan managed the entire recruitment process […]

Dan McDonald

Dan brings his passion for relationship building and client-focused approach to support Venor’s recruitment practice. With over ten years of experience working in technical sales roles, he has established and cultivated positive and productive long-term relationships with clients and stakeholders. In 2021, Dan graduated with a BBA from Mount Saint Vincent University with a major […]

Nada Halaweh

Nada is originally from Palestine, and grew up in North Carolina, Chicago and Kuwait. She studied Nutrition in Public Health at UC Davis, California and transitioned into Public Relations and Marketing at Mount Saint Vincent University. Giving back, helping people win and grow, and exploring tech and music has brought Nada to different roles and […]

Andrea Murray

Born and raised in Halifax, Andrea graduated Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing & Human Resources. After graduation, Andrea started her career in project management at IBM before transitioning into a role as the Talent Acquisition Partner recruiting top tech talent in Nova Scotia. Andrea believes there is a perfect role […]

Tommy Grant

A Halifax native, Tommy graduated with a BBA in marketing from Acadia University in 2019. During his time at Acadia, Tommy played on the Varsity Football team where he received All Canadian Honours. Over the last 2 years, Tommy was pursuing a career in professional sports, and through sports found a passion for making connections […]

Brad Langille

Brad has developed many long-standing business relationships and an extensive network over his past 40 years in public practice. He looks back on his work experiences fondly, with his most rewarding project seeing him help save over 100 jobs and allowing a company owner to retire with pride. He is adept at connecting sellers of […]

Shirley Smith

Shirley brings with her extensive leadership experience in Human Resources.  She spent the past twenty years of her career as a member of the Executive Team and Vice President of Human Resources for The Cahill Group, a Platinum Club Member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Her background spans all aspects of Human Resources and Labour Relations, […]

Tracy Rands

Tracy is a seasoned human resources leader and educator with more than 25 years of progressiveexperience across private and public sectors in Halifax and Toronto. She has held senior HR leadershippositions with the Nova Scotia Public Service Commission, Dalhousie University, and National PublicRelations. Her earlier experience included HR roles with organizations including the CGI Group, […]

Jessica Snelgrove

Jessica brings a strong recruitment skillset, including project management, planning and organization, with her ability to establish an ideal match between clients and candidates. Her diverse experience in full cycle recruitment has provided Jessica with an opportunity to recruit various types of roles for different organizations and clients. To date, Jessica has successfully recruited work […]