Adrian Robinson

Adrian Robinson

Partner
Recruitment Specialties
Mid to senior level and executive search in Marketing Services, Planning & Strategy, Creative, Account Management, Communications, Digital, Project Management, Media, and Business Development.

Biography

Adrian is a Partner and team lead within IQ PARTNERS’ Marketing Services group. He has an innate ability to create strong, trust-based relationships, combined with deep industry knowledge and experience, and respect for the clients and candidates he works with. Adrian treats people well… and he has the track record of strong results and repeat business to prove it.

Fresh out of Bishop’s University, Adrian started his career as an employment counsellor in Ottawa, where he progressed to Team Leader, overseeing a group of 12 counsellors and admin staff. He moved to Toronto to study Marketing Management and begin his career as a Marketing Manager at a leading direct marketing company. A fundamental people person, Adrian shifted his ambitions toward recruitment, leveraging his experience in client relationship management, employment counselling, and team leadership with his expertise and knowledge of marketing and today’s ever evolving business landscape.

Adrian’s clients and candidates like dealing with him. He approaches the recruitment business, and his relationships within it, with honesty and transparency. He is seriously passionate about his work, and strives to set new standards for professionalism and integrity in the headhunting business.

“It’s rare in the ad business to come across a recruiter who has clients AND candidates best interests at heart. Adrian is one of those people who exudes professionalism, integrity and trustworthiness. Always available. Always honest. Always an all around great guy. A pro in the truest sense of the word. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to make that next step in their career.”
– Client Services Director

“Adrian and his team have helped me source crucial resources in tight timelines and sensitive conditions. I particularly appreciate his understanding of our culture and consequent razor-sharp identification of appropriate profiles.”
– Managing Director

"Adrian is one of those special people you meet in your life. His prime directive is to first get to know you as a HUMAN BEING, not a role. Your personality, your aspirations, your strengths, your interests. And man is he good at it. Not to mention he's one of the most honest, genuine, and hard-working people I've ever met. He's not only found me new opportunities, but has helped me build teams– great teams. Throughout the process, he'll say it how it is, even when it's not what you want to hear. He always behaves with integrity, and I know that whatever I tell him stays between us. He offers outside perspective when you want it, and is a real professional day in day out."
- VP, Group Director

Check out Adrian’s blog posts, including the popular 6 Ways Resumes Have Changed (& What You Need to Know)

Strengths

Positivity, relationship building, client/customer service, finding-the-way and getting-it-done perseverance; communication and an innate understanding of people.

Weaknesses

Can be overly optimistic and agreeable. A love of indulgent food.

Weekends

Digging for and listening to vinyl records, seeking out the best food, drink and music Toronto has to offer; reading, skiing, and golf.