Randy co-founded IQ PARTNERS in 2001 and currently operates as a Senior Partner, focusing on business development within executive search, cannabis, 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
"IQ PARTNERS were the key to our success in hiring two exceptional candidates for crucial Director roles at our medical cannabis production facility. Randy and Riel were brilliant to work with and are genuinely passionate about finding great candidates for their clients. Hiring needs in the cannabis industry will be easily met with this dedicated team!"
- Samantha Rogers, Human Resources Specialist, VIVO Cannabis Inc.
"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
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.