Sarah BrekelmansDirector, Client Services
(416) 599-4700 x263

Sarah is a Recruitment Consultant specialized in sourcing for roles across the creative landscape, including digital and traditional design, art direction, marketing, public relations and digital/social media. 

She joined IQ PARTNERS after cutting her teeth at a global creative recruitment agency.  Prior to recruitment, Sarah spent nearly 4 years in public relations and corporate communications, primarily within the healthcare/pharmaceutical space.  Having worked on both agency and client side, she’s had the opportunity to be involved in award winning public relations campaigns for a number of high profile brands, executing media relations, events, and internal/external communications.

Her extensive industry experience, both in her beginnings as a PR and corporate communications professional and after finding her niche in recruiting, have made her one of Toronto’s go-to recruiters for all things creative.

Recruitment Specialties:

Public Relations, Marketing, Digital, Social Media, Creative (traditional and interactive), UX/UI Design.


Building relationships, consistent communication and transparency, and counselling candidates.




Travel, hot yoga, painting, sports, and anything outdoors.


1. Who are your heroes in business?

I wouldn’t say I have any one hero in business; however, I very much admire leaders who are transparent in what they do and recognize that becoming successful doesn’t happen by working on your own – it comes with the help of a strong, collaborative team.

2. What question should every candidate ask when a headhunter calls?

Compared to other candidates, why would I be a good fit for this role? Why would you think it would be the best move for my career?

3. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen in an interview or on a resume (no names please)?

Smiley faces and a random photo of a cat.

4. What’s the one quality companies should look for when hiring a headhunter?

Transparency and knowledge of the particular industry they are recruiting for.

5. What trait do you most like to see in a job-seeker?

Humility and direct communication.