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Optimum Talent’s Momentum Continues with the Launch of Their New, Bilingual Career Management Portal

Press Release    November 15, 2017
Toronto -- 

Optimum Talent is thrilled to announce the launch of their new, bilingual career management portal designed to reduce the average length of an employee transition, minimize the emotional impact of the role departure, and equip users with the skills to manage their careers in today’s competitive business world. “We have a solid reputation for delivering…

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Optimum Talent Announces the Appointment of New CEO, Mike Bacchus

Press Release    October 10, 2017
Montreal -- 

Optimum Talent is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Bacchus from President of Western Canada to Chief Executive Officer. Ronald Dahms, Optimum Talent’s former CEO, will serve in the role of Executive Chair. “I am thrilled to have Mike step into the role of CEO,” said Ronald Dahms. “He is a tremendous leader who…

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Optimum Talent Recognized as One of the Best Talent Management Consulting Companies

Press Release    July 12, 2017
Montreal -- 

Optimum Talent is pleased to share that they have been chosen by the HR community as one of Canada’s Best Talent Management Consulting Companies. “On behalf of the Optimum Talent Team, I would like to say how honoured we are to receive this recognition. We are an organization of people who believe deeply in providing…

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Optimum Talent Welcomes Peter Zukow as President of Central Canada and Matt Goff as Vice President of Client Solutions

Press Release    February 23, 2017
Toronto -- 

Ronald Dahms, Chief Executive Officer at Optimum Talent is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Zukow as President of Central Canada and Matt Goff as Vice President of Client Solutions within Optimum Talent’s Leadership Assessment & Development practice. “Peter is a business builder with an extraordinary track record of delivering results and positive outcomes…

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Optimum Talent Announces the Acquisition of Conroy Ross Partners to Become Canada’s Leading Provider of Executive and Professional Search, Leadership Assessment and Development, and Career Transition and Outplacement Services

Press Release    January 18, 2017
Montreal -- 

Optimum Talent is pleased to announce the acquisition of retained search experts Conroy Ross Partners, creating the largest Canadian-owned, integrated talent management firm with a coast-to-coast presence. The transaction brings together two reputable businesses known for delivering exceptional client service and expertise in complementary areas of the talent management space. Combined, the new Optimum Talent…

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Optimum Talent Announces Executives Richard Payette and Kelly McDougald Have Joined its Advisory Board

Press Release    October 19, 2016
Toronto -- 

Optimum Talent, a leading provider of integrated talent management solutions, is very pleased to announce that Richard Payette and Kelly McDougald will be joining Optimum Talent’s valued advisor Ken Pustai, as members of its Advisory Board. Richard Payette is a respected executive with over 30 years of experience in business management, business transformation and mergers…

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Peter Zukow Joins Executive and Professional Search Firm Conroy Ross Partners

Press Release    September 20, 2016
Toronto -- 

Conroy Ross Partners, one of Canada’s largest and most respected retained search and consulting firms, and Optimum Talent Inc., a leading national provider of talent management solutions; are pleased to announce Peter Zukow as Office Managing Partner in the Conroy Ross Partners Toronto office. Peter brings to the firm over 20 years of executive search…

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Optimum Talent and Conroy Ross Partners Join Forces and Acquire Toombs Inc. in Vancouver, BC

Press Release    January 19, 2016
Calgary -- 

Optimum Talent, Canada’s largest privately owned integrated talent management company, and Conroy Ross Partners, a national retained search and consulting firm, are pleased to announce the creation of a new joint venture and the acquisition of the Toombs Inc. office in Vancouver, British Columbia. The joint venture is a strategic move that solidifies the existing…

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Optimum Talent Announces Appointment of Sandra Boyd for the GTA and Southwestern Ontario Region

Press Release    October 15, 2015
Toronto -- 

Optimum Talent, Canada’s largest privately owned Talent Management solutions organization, announced today the appointment of Sandra Boyd to the position of Senior Vice President & National Practice Leader, Career Management. Sandra will be responsible for expanding the practice and will work to develop a passionate team to ensure Optimum Talent continues as the leading service…

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Optimum Talent Joins Career Star Group

Press Release    October 7, 2015
Toronto -- 

The Board of Directors of the Career Star Group is pleased to announce that Optimum Talent, a human resources consulting firm, has joined the Group, representing Career Star Group in Canada, replacing Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions. This announcement was made today during the Career Star Group Global Conference, currently being held in Toronto until October…

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Optimum Talent Announces Appointments of Barrie Carlyle and Jocelyn Bérard for the GTA And Southwestern Ontario Region

Press Release    April 9, 2015
Toronto -- 

Optimum Talent, a leading provider of human resources consulting services, announced today the appointment of Barrie Carlyle to the position of Senior Vice President Client Solutions and Jocelyn Bérard to the position of Senior Vice President & National Practice Leader, Organizational Psychology. Jocelyn will also be assuming the role of Regional Practice Leader, Coaching for…

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Appointment of Annie Clément as Senior Consultant, Career Management and Executive Search

Press Release    February 26, 2015
Québec -- 

Mr. Pierre Martineau, Vice President of Optimum Talent’s Quebec City office, is pleased to announce the appointment of Annie Clément as Senior Consultant, Career Management and Executive Search. Annie joined Optimum Talent in January 2015. She is involved in career management and recruitment mandates for senior and middle manager positions. Working as an HR manager…

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Conroy Ross Partners Merges with Optimum Talent Executive Search

Press Release    September 9, 2014
Calgary -- 

STRATEGIC TRANSACTION FORMS LEADING SEARCH & CONSULTING FIRM – Conroy Ross Partners, a retained search and consulting firm, is pleased to announce that it has merged with eastern-based firm, Optimum Talent Executive Search. The merger brings together two established executive search organizations and positions the combined company to better serve clients and candidates from offices…

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Optimum Talent Introduces: Neuromanagement Centre for Business

Press Release    May 29, 2014
Montreal -- 

Optimum Talent is proud to introduce its new Leadership Neuromanagement Centre for Business featuring Dr. Carlos Davidovich, providing the latest tools from neuroscience to the business world. At the Centre you can obtain valuable insights on how your brain works, what that means for your behaviour and apply this learning in your business dealings. Be…

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Pathfinder Career System and XPotential to Provide Deep Consumer Insight Through Clara

Press Release    April 9, 2014
Montreal -- 

Optimum Talent, a leading provider of integrated talent management consulting services and XPotential, a global brand-centric strategic consultancy, are pleased to announce the exclusive partnership between the Pathfinder Career System and XPotential to offer Clara Real Insights® (Clara), a new and unique insight process that develops deep consumer understanding. By combining over 30 years of…

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Optimum Talent Announces the Appointment of Pierre Touchette as Vice President and Practice Leader, Executive Coaching, Quebec

Press Release    September 4, 2013
Montreal -- 

Optimum Talent announced today the appointment of Pierre Touchette as Vice President and Practice Leader, Executive Coaching, Quebec. He will be responsible for leading the executive coaching practice as well as positioning Optimum Talent as a highly respected executive coaching and leadership coaching service provider, maintaining its reputation for excellence. He will also be responsible…

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Optimum Talent Human Resources Management Award in Leadership 2012-2013

Press Release    April 10, 2013
Toronto -- 

  Optimum Talent Human Resources Management Award in Leadership MBA Program Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Brooke Sinclair 2012-2013 Winner Optimum Talent is pleased to announce the 6th winner of its Human Resources Management Award in Leadership. The recipient is a student of the Masters of Business Administration program who is in her or…

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Optimum Talent Scholarship Winner – 2012-2013

Press Release    March 1, 2013
Toronto -- 

  Optimum Talent Scholarship Bachelor of Human Resources Management Degree at York University School of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Thomas Yeghouchian 2012–2013 Winner Now for almost a decade, Optimum Talent has provided an annual scholarship through an endowment to the university. The recipient is a student of the Bachelor…

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Optimum Talent Announces Two New Appointments

Press Release    February 8, 2013
Montreal -- 

Optimum Talent announced today two new appointments in its Montreal office. Cherine Zananiri is appointed Vice President, Executive Search and Nathalie Langis joins the Optimum Talent team as Vice President and Practice Leader, Career Management. These two appointments are effective immediately. “We are convinced that Cherine will strongly contribute to the expansion of our executive…

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Optimum Talent Welcomes Two New Coaches to its Quebec City Office

Press Release    February 5, 2013
Québec -- 

Mr. Pierre Martineau, Vice-President of Optimum Talent’s Quebec City office, is pleased to announce that Ms. Anne-Pierre Paquet and Mr. Claude Provencher have joined its executive coaching team. Anne-Pierre has more than 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur. She was owner and general manager for P.E. Poitras services d’expositions, a company specializing in trade show…

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Appointment of Manon Deschênes as Senior Director, Career Management and Work Psychology – Quebec City Office

Press Release    October 10, 2012
Québec -- 

Mr. Pierre Martineau, Vice President, Quebec City is pleased to announce the appointment of Manon Deschênes as Senior Director, Career Management and Work Psychology. Occupational psychologist for over 15 years, Ms. Deschênes holds a Masters in Psychology and has acquired a broad experience in consulting, most particularly in career management and work psychology. Having completed…

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