We Have Startup Recruiting Experience in a Wide Range of Roles

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Growth Hackers

Finance Teams

Marketing & Sales Leads

Customer Success Teams

iOS & Android Developers

Devops Teams & Engineers

Digital Marketing

UX/UI Designers

Project Managers

Product Managers

Inside/Outside Sales Hunters & Account Managers

Social Media & PR

Meet Our Startup Recruiters

The IQ PARTNERS Advantage

6 Reasons to Hire IQ PARTNERS

Canada’s Most Experienced Startup Recruiters

We’ve placed almost 1,000 people with startup companies in Blockchain, Fintech, Insurtech, Salestech, Healthtech, Traveltech, Marketingtech, SaaS companies, hardware & devices organizations and emerging tech.

International Expertise

From Toronto to Waterloo to Silicon Valley to Oulu, Finland, we’ve staffed tech startup teams in Canada and around the world.

Trusted by Clients and Candidates

97.8% of candidates and clients rate our professionalism and industry knowledge as ‘Above Average’ or ‘Outstanding’.

Flexible Compensation

We know that when you’re in fast-growth mode, dollars are few and budgets need to be flexible. That’s why we offer startups flexible recruitment compensation plans including retained or hourly arrangements.

Client Satisfaction

87% of our clients are repeat customers (past 2 yrs.)

From Permanent to Contract

We have startup recruiters who specialize in contract roles. We understand that those who seek contract roles have different needs. And we have a deep network of them we can draw on quickly.

How We Help Startups Hire Better

We help growth companies hire faster, hire smarter and retain more.

As entrepreneurs ourselves, we know that you got into this to build a lasting legacy. To grow a business by doing what you do best. But right now, there aren't enough hours in the day or dollars in the bank to do everything. And while hiring the best people with the right attitude is critical at this stage, it’s not your core competency and you can’t afford to get sidetracked. Not now.

That’s where IQ PARTNERS startup recruiters come in.

With networks that are deep and wide, recruiters who are 100% dedicated to startups and our smartFACTOR™ candidate assessment tools, we take the hard work off your plate to bring you a manageable list of top candidates that are right for you so that you can focus all of your time and talents on making your company great.

Matthew is someone who truly cares about your success and it shows in everything he does. It goes without saying, he knows everyone in town, but what I really appreciate is that he understands the technology and start-up world. His deep understanding of the space allows our recruitment discussions to be highly strategic which from my interactions with other recruiters is quite unique.

Matthew Parson, Founder & CEO, Benji

Matt is a fantastic recruiter with a penchant for finding incredible talent. His knowledge of the start-up and entrepreneurial world is advanced, and he's always willing to devote his time to clients and candidates alike. His services compared to many other recruiters I have been working with are unmatched.

Jacob Weingarten, Managing Director, Mediaplanet

Matt adds tremendous value to any business. He routinely dives deep into his clients' focus areas to better equip a business for top tier talent acquisition. Matt has played an important role in mentoring/coaching me to acquire and retain the city's best talent. He has had a hand in helping scale our team from a 4 to just under 30 in a few short months. Despite being a lean startup, Matt and his firm are the first team I call when needing talent acquisition assistance.

Saad Siddiqui, Co-Founder & CEO, Shop Bonsai

Matt is an incredible people connector. He has an impressive ability to understand needs and uncover talents. He's also a good guy to chat with. What I enjoy about Matt (and you will too) is his ability to listen, understand your requirements, and give careful thought about how he can help.

John Waldron, Founder, Learnedly App

Matt is a true connector of people. He is extremely generous with his time and resources, having referred multiple clients, candidates and opportunities our way. He gets the 'entrepreneur struggle' and is clearly committed to helping startup companies succeed. Matt is highly professional and knowledgeable about the industries in which he works. I'd recommend him for any company large or small.

Elijah Moore, CEO and Cofounder, Collage

Matt is a dedicated recruiting partner striving to get the best results for the client. His ability to listen to a company's needs and determine the best resource pool to tap into is his greatest strength. Due to his friendly demeanor and business smarts, Matt is able to connect candidates to hard to fill roles. We challenged him to bring forth candidates that had a variety of skills required for one role and he was able to find the talent and produce great results. We will continue to partner with Matt in future searches.

Mary Cardoni, VP - Human Resources and Administration, MedAvail Technologies Inc.

I have worked closely with Matthew on two senior executive searches and appreciate his client first attitude. With Matthew you always feel like you are his first priority. He particularly understands the unique needs of startup organizations. Mathew is a true business partner for the growth oriented entrepreneur and I would be happy to recommend him to any company building a strong, cohesive leadership team.

Ian Sutcliffe, Board Member, PureFacts Financial Solutions Inc.

Matthew is extremely well-connected and knowledgeable of a variety of different industries across Canada and is very generous with his time and advice. He is keen on introducing me to people, other companies, and events that are relevant to my startup, which is very appreciated.

Natalie Festa, Co-Founder, Boro

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