Adrian Robinson

Adrian Robinson

Partner - Marketing, Advertising & Creative
Recruitment Specialties
Executive search and mid to senior management roles within Marketing Services, Advertising, Planning & Strategy, Creative, Account Service, Communications, Project Management, and Media.


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.

After completing his degree at Bishop’s University, Adrian started his career as an employment counsellor in Ottawa, and quickly progressed to a leadership role. After he completed post grad studies in marketing, he worked as a Marketing Manager at a leading direct marketing company in Toronto. 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.

“Adrian Robinson and his team at IQ PARTNERS have been our long-term preferred strategic recruitment partners. Why? I love their pace, their understanding of our culture, the professionalism they demonstrate strategically scouting, selecting, prepping talent before presenting them, and sometimes discovering the hidden gems we wouldn’t even appreciate on our own. They are a true extension of our team.”
- David Toto, Managing Director, Juniper Park/TBWA

"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."
- Managing Director

“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

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


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


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


Hanging out with his wife and son; Seeking out the best food, drink and music Toronto has to offer; Digging for and listening to vinyl records.