Rhys MetlerDirector, Client Services
(416) 599-4700 x245

Rhys is Director, Client Services of IQ PARTNERS Sales practice and leads the SalesForce Search recruitment team.  He specializes in prospecting new business relationships, client retention and renewals, and building top performing Sales teams in even the most challenging environments.

After completing his BComm from Ryerson, Rhys began his career as a management trainee for the Hudson’s Bay Company in Toronto. He quickly realized that Sales was his true calling and joined one of the largest and most successful event management organizations in the world. Rhys worked his way up from an entry level Sales Representative to a top performing Senior Sales Manager, eventually becoming the Director of Recruitment for North America prior to joining IQ PARTNERS.

Rhys is a tenacious, top performing senior sales and recruitment professional with 10+ years of experience that spans a variety of industry verticals including Sales/Marketing, Finance, Healthcare, Legal, Retail, Manufacturing, and IT.

Recruitment Specialties:

New business development, lead generation & prospecting, client relations & renewals, negotiating/closing, full recruitment life cycle, onboarding and retention techniques, training and development, coaching and mentoring.


An expert in headhunting quota smashing, sales and business development professionals, mental toughness/discipline, and being a trusted senior management collaborator.


Coffee and hot sauce (but never together!)


Spending quality time with his wife, son, and daughter.  BBQing on a hot summer day, tropical vacations and cottaging…any cottage, anytime, anywhere!

“We have been working with Rhys Metler and IQ PARTNERS for over 3 years and have had some of our top hires from his team. They work under tight timelines and are highly responsive to our requests and recruitment needs. Working with them allows us to hit our hiring KPIs, but its also fun. Keep up the good work!” – Martin Kocandrle, Managing Director

“We’ve now worked with Rhys and the team at IQ PARTNERS for two new hires and I would recommend them to any of my colleagues. They found qualified candidates and did a great job vetting them before my team met with them. They were always professional, efficient and effective. I would use their services again without question.” – Sam Campbell, Director of Sales, Media City

Check out Rhys’ blog posts & quotes including the popular How To Get A Recruiter To Read Your Resume.