Randy Quarin

Randy Quarin

Senior Partner
Recruitment Specialties
Executive Search, Media, Digital & Marketing, Emerging Technology & Telecom, Sales, Consumer, eCommerce & Retail, and B2B & Industrial recruitment.


Randy co-founded IQ PARTNERS in 2001 and currently operates as a Senior Partner, focusing on business development within executive search, media, and sales recruitment.

A native of Kingston and a graduate of Queen’s University, Randy moved to Toronto in the mid-eighties to pursue a career in marketing communications with AC Nielsen and Leo Burnett, where he worked in client services with tier-one consumer packaged goods firms. After his time in advertising, Randy then spent five years in software application sales in the logistics industry. Before entering the world of executive search, he was one of the first dedicated recruiters during what he calls "Internet 1.0" -- the first internet startup era.

Randy now has 20+ years of search business experience. He believes strongly in the old adage that “persistence overcomes resistance” and will dig in any corner to find the best person for a client. His accomplishments include building over a dozen digital media sales teams for digital start-ups, publishers, and mobile app developers. He has also helped launch an international smartphone manufacturer from the ground up, building its entire hardware, software, and sales teams.

“You guys are global super stars in recruitment. It’s a pleasure to work with you.”
– Managing Director, YOTA Devices

"I’d like to personally thank you for all your assistance during this process. I know our list of requirements was long and somewhat unrealistic, but through your professionalism and persistence, you have been able to identify a candidate which we feel pretty strongly about. I’m sure we will have an opportunity to work together in the near future."
- VP, Sales and Operations

"Randy is professional while being transparent and forthright. He is candid when he can be. Also, very timely in his communications. I feel very confident working with him. I know that he is doing the best for his client which is all one can ask."
- VP & General Manager

“I want to take a few minutes to say thank you for all your support during my search. You are first class in your profession and IQ PARTNERS are a highly professional organization and I have nothing but high praise for the experience and service I have received."
- Director, Marketing and Communications

Click to read Randy's blog posts, including the popular Want to Retain Your Top Employees? Let Them Do What They Do Best.


Relentless in pursuit of the best candidate; active in the marketplace; AARC assessments.


Naps in the afternoon (though it's more of a strength).


Activities with family and friends, cottaging.