Steven PetroffRecruitment Consultant
(416) 599-4700 x259

Steven is a real connector.  After graduating from York University with an Honours degree in Economics, Steven went on to pursue a Masters in Business Administration.  He began his career in Customer Service at CIBC VISA and went on to Business Planning at Rogers Communications.  He then became Owner and Controller of a Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, specializing in Recognition & Rewards programs for companies such as KPMG, Toronto Construction Association, Franklin Templeton Investments and Labatt’s.

As a member of the IQ PARTNERS Financial Services & Insurance practice, Steven specializes in the recruitment of Accounting and Finance professionals.  He supports a large network of candidates as a LinkedIn Profile Expert and Career Coach.

Steven helps organizations find great people.  He helps people find their path.

Recruitment Specialties:

Accounting and Finance.


Integrity, relationship building, optimism.


Dairy Queen Blizzards.


Canoe trips, yoga (yes yoga), mediocre golf.


1. Who are your heroes in business?

Ted Rogers, David Thomson.

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

“What about me is of interest to you?”

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

Candidate had on his resume that he was in prison for 2 years for dissident activities.

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


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

Confidence in one’s abilities.

“When Steven reached out to me I hadn’t been looking for a new position or company. Thank you Steven for being persistent about making sure I was informed and enabled me to make a great career choice.”– Investment Planning Advisor, Wealth Management

“Steven was able to find me a job very quickly. He was very easy to work with and was exceptionally committed to finding a position for me that suited my skills.”– Staff Accountant, Public Accounting