Mark RousePartner
(416) 599-4700 x234

Mark leads Canada’s largest Marketing Communications & Media recruitment practice, overseeing IQ PARTNERS offices in Toronto and Vancouver.  Leveraging close to two decades of industry experience in the Marketing Services and Agency businesses, he has been responsible for hiring, developing, and retaining top talent as Vice-President with companies such as Young & Rubicam, Wunderman, and J. Walter Thompson.

Early in his career, Mark accepted the simple truth that people are any company’s greatest asset, leaning towards the role of a recruiter. Working on that basis, he has developed strong skills and a genuine passion for finding smart people that add to the strength of the team; that offer the right blend of competency and compatibility; that can have a positive affect not only on their employer’s business but on their own careers.

Recruitment Specialties:

Executive Search & Recruitment in Marketing Services; specializing in the Agency environment for Account & Project Management, Media, and Creative.


Strategic and big-picture problem solver; builds and develops teams as well as individuals; understands transferable skill-sets; works with a sense of urgency and gets things done; embraces the value of superb client service.


Patience (I need more and I need it now). Anything that needs to be fixed can be highly distracting.


Mark and his wife spend many hours trying to convince their two sons to play outside more often. Mark can also be found wandering the aisles of the local home improvement store, adding to a long list of power tools that he really, really, really, needs.

“Carly-Anne and Mark made me feel comfortable and are clearly great at their jobs. I liked the informal set-up of the interview room and how we really just ‘had a chat’.” – Director, Communications

Check out Mark’s blog posts & quotes, including the popular Getting The One You Really Want; How To Make Sure The Candidate You Want Accepts Your Offer.