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Sarah Stapley

Sarah Stapley

VP, Client Services
Recruitment Specialties
Creative Directors, Art Directors, Copywriters, Designers, Strategists, Account Services, Production, Project Managers, Engagement Managers, UX/UI, Community Managers, Social Content, and Executive Search.


Sarah is a Creative Recruitment Consultant in the Advertising, Marketing & Communications group at IQ PARTNERS. With a decade of agency experience, first as a Copywriter, then Creative Services Manager, Sarah has a deep understanding of the advertising landscape and has worked alongside some of the best and brightest creative minds in the industry.

As part of her previous role as Creative Services Manager at SID LEE, Sarah took the lead on in-house creative recruitment; identifying and placing award-winning talent, building relationships with industry leaders and rising stars, and providing counsel to her own creative team and prospective candidates. During that time, Sarah strengthened her ability to evaluate creative work and developed an in-depth understanding of what hiring managers look for in top talent.

“Had a great experience with Sarah at IQ. She's very knowledgeable about the industry, friendly, asked a lot questions to help build my 'bio'. She was very responsive to emails and phone calls. Definitely one of the best headhunters I've dealt with. Would highly recommend her to other friends in the industry.”
- Creative Director

"Good communication, no b.s. hard sell."
- Director of Strategy

“Our sit-down with Sarah S. was an absolute pleasure. She showed great transparency of the situation and understanding of the industry. We felt completely at ease. If all of IQ's associates exhibit the same warmth, transparency and enthusiasm, then you guys are already ahead of everyone else.”
- Creative Team

Click to read Sarah's blog posts, including the popular 9 Things You Should Do Within the First 72 Hours of Losing Your Job


Building relationships, active listening, working collaboratively, sense of humour.


Sweating the small stuff.


Exploring different neighbourhoods and new restaurants, traveling, and relaxing at the cottage.