Stephen LeckerSr. Director, Client Services
Toronto
(416) 599-4700 x229
lecker@iqpartners.com

Stephen started his career in Telecommunications corporate sales, selling a variety of products into the SMB market, before moving into a Sales and Operations Management role with a mid-sized company.  During this role he had the opportunity to manage the recruitment process and recruited sales people across Canada.  It was at this point that Stephen realized his passion and enjoyment for finding great people to help move his organization forward.

His passion for recruitment was so strong that Stephen left his position to pursue a full-time recruitment role.  After getting his feet wet with a sales specialty agency, he moved to The London Group and began to focus on placement into the mid-sized public accounting industry.  In 2011 Stephen purchased The London Group, and over the next several years built a small team and became a go-to recruiter for several mid-sized accounting firms.

In 2016 the London Group merged with IQ PARTNERS, allowing Stephen to grow his accounting and finance recruitment practice under the umbrella of IQ PARTNERS.

Recruitment Specialties:

Public Accounting and Accounting Department roles.

Strengths:

Recruiting and Business Development.

Weaknesses:

Sweets.

Weekends:

Hanging out with his wife and two daughters, collecting and listening to vinyl, cheering for all Toronto sports teams, and enjoying all the amazing art and culture that Toronto has to offer.

Q&A

1. Who are your heroes in business?

My uncle ran the largest film distribution company in Canada in the 70’s and 80’s.  He started from nothing, and taught me many important things about being successful as a person and professional.

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

Why did you choose to call me?

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

I once interviewed a woman who excused herself during an interview… 10 minutes later, she returned in a completely different outfit.

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

I think a company should feel that we are members of their team and our goal is to help them reach their goals by providing them with the right people.

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

I think a job seeker should show integrity, ability, and a realistic approach their job search.