Rhys is a Partner and leads the IQ PARTNERS / SalesForce Search recruitment team. He specializes in prospecting new business relationships, client retention and renewals, and building top performing Sales teams in even the most challenging environments.
Rhys started his Sales career at the age of 12, canvassing door-to-door for the Toronto Sun and has never looked back. After completing his BComm from Ryerson, he joined one of the largest and most successful event management organizations in the world. Rhys worked his way up from an entry level Sales Representative to a top performing Senior Sales Manager, eventually becoming the Director of Recruitment for North America prior to joining IQ PARTNERS.
Rhys is a tenacious, top performing senior sales and recruitment professional with 15+ years of experience that spans a variety of industry verticals including Technology, Software, Advertising, Finance, Healthcare, Legal, Retail, and Industrial.
“We have been working with Rhys Metler and IQ PARTNERS for over 3 years and have had some of our top hires from his team. They work under tight timelines and are highly responsive to our requests and recruitment needs. Working with them allows us to hit our hiring KPIs, but it's also fun. Keep up the good work!”
– Martin Kocandrle, Managing Director
“We’ve now worked with Rhys and the team at IQ PARTNERS for two new hires and I would recommend them to any of my colleagues. They found qualified candidates and did a great job vetting them before my team met with them. They were always professional, efficient and effective. I would use their services again without question.”
– Sam Campbell, Director of Sales, Media City
"Working with Rhys on this job opportunity has been a pleasure. He's very good at moving the process along efficiently & effectively and constantly followed up with me every step of the way to ensure that I was aware of his client's feedback, as well as next steps. Rhys offered great insight and advice prior to each interview which enabled me to be as prepared as possible when meeting key decision makers. I have recommended Rhys and IQ PARTNERS to my friends and colleagues in the past and will absolutely continue to do so moving forward."
- Fiona Stedman, Director of Brands & Strategic Development, La Presse
Check out Rhys’ blog posts & quotes including the popular 5 Very Telling Interview Questions To Ask Candidates
An expert in headhunting quota smashing, sales and business development professionals, mental toughness/discipline, and being a trusted senior management collaborator.
Coffee and hot sauce (but never together!)
Spending quality time with his wife, son, and daughters. BBQing on a hot summer day and tropical vacations.