We Have Startup Recruiting Experience in a Wide Range of Roles

Board Director


Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

Chief Product Officer (CPO)

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Head of Demand Generation

Head of Customer Acquisition

Head of eCommerce

Head of Business Development

Head of Operations

Head of Human Resources

Head of Talent Acquisition & Culture

Vice President of Partnerships

Vice President of Sales

Vice President of Finance

Vice President of Marketing

Vice President Product

Vice President Engineering

Vice President People/HR

Vice President of Customer Success

Vice President of Development

Vice President of Growth

Vice President of User Acquisition

Vice President of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Project Manager

Software Developer

QA Developer

Data Engineer

Data Scientist

Platform Engineer

Solutions Engineer

Machine Learning Engineer

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 and scaleup companies in Blockchain, Fintech, Insurtech, Salestech, Healthtech, Traveltech, Marketingtech, SaaS companies, hardware & devices organizations and emerging tech.

The Right Person for the Right Stage

Someone great at the bootstrap stage may not be the right person for a successful Series B. We help you find the right people for the right price at the right time.

Trusted by Clients and Candidates

97.1% 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

73.3% of our clients are repeat customers.

International Expertise

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

How We Help Startups Hire Better

We help growth companies hire better, scale faster and grow smarter.

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 right people 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 startup and our SMART candidate assessment tools, we take the hard work off your plate. We thoroughly canvas the market, score hundreds of candidates against your needs and present the options to you via clear, data-driven talent maps so you can make the most informed decision possible. The result is a manageable list of top candidates that are right for you so that you can focus all of your time on making your company great.

Wendy Porter
Board Member, VersaPay

IQ PARTNERS is the best search firm I’ve ever worked with!

Khaled Al Sabawi
Founder & CEO, Open Screenplay

An absolute pleasure to work with. I truly felt that I was taken care of by IQ PARTNERS' highly professional and experienced team from day 1. More importantly, I felt like I was treated like a friend. I highly look forward to working with IQ PARTNERS more in the future to hire more stellar candidates.

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Companies often default to promoting top performers to management positions. The issue—just because a person is good at their job doesn’t mean they have the skills to effectively manage people. Use this guide as a hiring checklist to help you better assess team leaders and hire future organizational leaders.