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  • Career planning and assessment
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  • Interview preparation

Executive Search

Great leadership is vital to the success of an organization. At the executive level, the right talent in the right role can be the difference between a tough year and an exceptional one. At Optimum Talent, our team of executive search professionals have successfully placed thousands of leaders across Canada into roles that created value for both the organization and the leader.

Our Executive Search History

Our origins began 24 years ago as a firm called Conroy Ross Partners. Based in Western Canada, the firm provided executive search and recruitment services to public and private organizations across all industries. Over the years, Conroy Ross Partners grew nationally, and in 2017 it merged with Optimum Talent — one of Canada’s largest integrated talent management firms. Under this new banner we provide a boutique search experience, and now offer the added benefit of in-house leadership coaching and development expertise to support our clients.

Our Approach

Define: We work with internal and external client stakeholders to develop an accurate and shared understanding of the role, establish timelines, and develop a clear communication plan. Next, we create a formal search profile to attract the right candidates.

Attract: After creating a customized sourcing strategy, we perform extensive market research to identify networks and sources of promising candidates. From that process we gain and share market intel and perception of the role and organization.

Assess: Once a benchmark list is developed, we evaluate qualified candidates to ensure that they meet the requirements of the position. We then conduct interviews with high potential candidates with a focus on competencies and cultural fit — narrowing the pool and creating a shortlist for the client.

Select: It is time for the client to meet and choose the right candidate. We assist our clients in conducting thorough interviews, selecting the final candidate and presenting an offer. Client’s are provided with 360-degree reference interviews and background checks.

Integrate: After the search is complete, we provide continued support to both the client and candidate by conducting regular follow-ups and offering leadership, assessment and development support when applicable.

By The Numbers


Executive Searches Completed


Candidates In Our Database


Offices Across Canada


Colleagues To Serve You

In Our Client’s Words …

“The team at Optimum Talent is approachable, professional and high-touch. From the onset of the process, they made me feel very welcome and truly took the time to get to know myself, the organization, and the role, while also giving me the opportunity to personally meet everyone who would be delivering on the engagement. They are transparent and clear about both their objectives and timelines, and thoughtful in their approach throughout the entire search process.

In addition to an excellent experience from a delivery perspective, they went above and beyond to prove that they are much more than just a recruitment firm. Whether it is a warm welcome at reception, providing tasty snacks, or letting our executive team use their boardroom, they continually demonstrated how much they valued our relationship.”

Steve Vieweg
Chief Executive Officer
CPA Western School of Business