John Trenholme

John Trenholme

Director, Client Services
Recruitment Specialties
HR, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG); Connecting emerging and impactful leaders with progressive and people-oriented organizations.


John is a Director, Client Services focused on building out the firm’s capabilities in HR, consumer, CPG manufacturing, and adjacent industry verticals.

He joined IQ PARTNERS following more than a decade of in-house talent acquisition work, starting as a recruiter in professional services, and growing in progressive roles into a senior HR leader focused on building talent acquisition teams and their capabilities. He has worked primarily in the retail and food manufacturing (CPG) space in North America. His focus has been building recruitment teams and strategies around systems, processes, training and assessment tools, and employer brand and attraction initiatives.


Aligning talent acquisition efforts to business goals and strategy, candidate experience and advocacy, relationship management and counsel; Honesty, accountability, teambuilding, and collaboration.


Problems left unsolved.


Hockey rinks in the winter and baseball diamonds in the summer. Cycling, gardening, golf, skiing, and exploring Ontario’s backcountry.