Peter Zukow

Peter Zukow

Recruitment Specialties
Executive Search, M&A, Leadership & Board Recruitment. Extensive industry knowledge in Food & Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech, Financial Services, Industrial, Manufacturing, and MRO.


Peter is a Partner at IQ PARTNERS, leading our strategic growth & geographic expansion.

Peter is a business builder with an extraordinary track record of delivering results and positive outcomes for key stakeholders. As an executive search leader he is a trusted advisor to clients, colleagues, and business partners. As a business leader he thrives on challenge, inspires those around him to achieve their full potential, and has led many high performing teams to success.

For over 20 years, Peter was the driving force behind recruitment firm Lock Search Group. Executing ambitious growth strategies, he helped grow the business from a small boutique firm with three employees to one of Canada’s largest search firms with 10 offices across the country. He then went on to become a Partner with Conroy Ross which merged with Optimum Talent a year later, where Peter helped orchestrate the strategic growth leading to its acquisition in November of 2020 by AJ Gallagher.


Exceptional people skills, hard working, a good listener, and is always seeking new solutions.


After all these years, still trying to learn how to say “no”.


Family, entertaining friends, cooking, golf, and walking his four-legged family members.