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Optimum Talent is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Shayna as Vice President and Market Leader of Executive Search in Manitoba and Debbi Ragogna as Vice President of Executive Search in Toronto.
“We view Mark joining the firm as a win on two fronts. First, we’re thrilled to be able to provide his expertise and local industry knowledge to our clients; and secondly, Mark joining the firm represents the opening of our first office in Manitoba,” said Mike Bacchus, Chief Executive Officer at Optimum Talent. “I had the pleasure of working with Mark for many years at another firm, so I have seen firsthand the value that Mark delivers to his clients and how his expertise truly impacts their organizations.”
Mark has had a 30-year distinguished career in Sales and Recruitment. After twelve years working with Xerox Corporation, Baxter Corporation, and Pharmacia, Mark left sales and made the leap into recruitment where he built a $5 million dollar operation covering just Manitoba, with a focus on recruitment in both retained and contingent perm and executive search.
Equally impressive, is Debbi Ragogna, the newest member of Optimum Talent’s Toronto Executive Search Team. Debbi completed a Bachelor of Science Degree at Lake Superior State University in Michigan, and after an internship at Toronto General Hospital transitioned into the recruitment industry where she fine tuned her skills at three of North America’s most respected Executive Search Firms. During her fifteen years in recruitment, Debbi has successfully completed over 300 searches, most at the CEO, President, Vice President, CFO, General Manager and Board Member level.
“We are thrilled to welcome someone with Debbi’s experience and positivity to the firm,” said Peter Zukow, President, Central Region. “She has a reputation for being high energy and genuinely passionate about the work she does, which in my experience is always a winning combination for our clients.”
About Optimum Talent
Optimum Talent enables organizations to achieve success through people. We collaborate with leading organizations to recruit, develop, engage, retain, and transition talent. The result for our clients is a stronger employer brand, and a team of talent with the capability to achieve their business goals.
With origins dating back over 40 years, Optimum Talent has grown to over 260 colleagues operating in 14 offices from coast to coast. We provide expertise in Executive Search and Recruitment Solutions, Leadership Assessment and Development, and Career Transition and Outplacement.
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