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 […]

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 […]

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 part of our executive search practice. She 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 three […]

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 […]

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 others 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sam Wilson

Sam is a dynamic individual with a deep passion for diversity and inclusion. As an integral member of our team at the Halifax office, he brings a unique perspective that enriches our organization’s approach. Sam began his career by pursuing a diploma in marketing from NBCC. After graduating as the class valedictorian from the Fredericton […]

Annette LeBlanc

Joining Venor in 2023, Annette brings a decade-long track record in crafting and executing marketing strategies. She has been committed to elevating services-based businesses throughout her career, holding senior marketing and communication roles at Assante Hydrostone and Verecan Capital Management Inc. Annette is an alumna of MSVU with a Bachelor of Public Relations. Her dedication […]

Susan Hynes

With experience across diverse industries such as natural resources, crown corporations, and pension plans, Susan’s professional journey has been one of versatility. She’s held roles in Newfoundland’s startup landscape, particularly within the oil, gas, and mining sectors, becoming involved in projects that define the province’s economic future. A Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador alum, […]

Jessica Snelgrove

Jessica, an HR and recruitment professional with over six years of experience, adeptly combines project management, planning, and organizational skills to establish ideal matches between clients and candidates. Her extensive experience spans diverse roles, from recruiting work-term students to executive leaders, showcasing her versatility and success in navigating the recruitment landscape for various industries in […]

Luke Watters

Driven to create positive relationships while connecting people and businesses, Luke has spent the last decade honing his recruitment strategies in London, England — during this time, he thrived in roles within high-performing agencies, constantly absorbing valuable insights and experiences, shaping his effective and genuine approach he uses today. Most recently, he oversaw three regions within […]

Annette Martell

With a career spanning 25 years, Annette Martell joined Venor in 2023 as the Office Manager.  Annette’s diverse professional background includes roles in HR, finance, retail management, support service management, and accommodations management, notably with Compass Group Canada, where she spent the last decade. Annette is known for her exceptional communication skills and attention to […]