Tanya Schwartz

Tanya Schwartz

VP, Client Services
Recruitment Specialties
Fashion, Operations & HR, Manufacturing, Administration, Retail, and Sales Recruitment.


Tanya is a VP, Client Services, with more than 20 years of experience headhunting across numerous industry sectors, including Fashion, Operations & HR, Manufacturing, Administration, Retail, and Sales Recruitment. Her broad and lengthy track record of experience makes her a go-to partner for searches across all industries.

A graduate of Huron College, Tanya started her Toronto recruitment career right out of school at AppleOne Employment, where she quickly rose to a management position. Looking to advance her career and hone her headhunting skills, she joined a large international recruitment firm, where she led the entire sales team, followed by an eight-year stint at another large firm. In the seven years prior to joining IQ PARTNERS, Tanya helped her husband and his business partner build a successful boutique recruitment firm from the ground up.

Tanya’s greatest strengths are her high degree of professionalism, ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and genuine enjoyment of a good challenge. She excels at working closely with senior leadership in determining their recruitment needs and delivering on them with a “can do” attitude.


Curiosity, asking the right questions (& digging for answers), an entrepreneurial spirit, and the love of a good challenge.


One might describe Tanya as a “tad” impatient at times. She loves to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.


Spending time with her husband, Dave, and spoiling their 10-year-old King Charles Cavalier who rules the roost. Discovering new neighbourhoods in the city or hiking outside of the city. She also loves to travel (who doesn’t!), visit farmers markets, cook, and read.