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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.

Matthew Parson
Founder & CEO, Benji

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.

Jacob Weingarten
Managing Director, Mediaplanet

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.

Saad Siddiqui
Co-Founder & CEO, Shop Bonsai

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.

John Waldron
Founder, Learnedly App

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.

Elijah Moore
CEO and Co-Founder, Collage

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.

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

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.

Ian Sutcliffe
Board Member, PureFacts Financial Solutions 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.

Natalie Festa
Co-Founder, Boro

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.

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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