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Press Release

Optimum Talent Welcomes Samantha Wood as Vice President and Market Leader of Executive Search and Recruitment Solutions

February 13, 2018 -- 

Toronto – Optimum Talent is pleased to announce the appointment of Samantha Wood as Vice President and Market Leader of Executive Search and Recruitment Solutions in Central Canada.

Samantha brings to Optimum Talent 12 years of executive search and recruitment experience throughout North America, with expertise across multiple functions including sales, administration, marketing, operations, and engineering in the public and private sectors.

“Welcoming Samantha to the firm is big win for Optimum Talent. She brings with her tremendous industry knowledge and a great reputation as a leader, which is exactly what we need as we continue to expand our business in Central Canada,” said Peter Zukow, President, Central Region. “Samantha is known for delivering on client needs, aligning and motivating her team, and optimizing business operations. That’s a powerful trifecta of abilities that we’re certain will benefit our clients and our firm.”

“I believe in doing what’s best for my clients and that goes beyond finding them the right talent. My colleagues, the culture of the firm where I work, and the services we offer collectively influence the quality of the experience my clients’ have. I know that all of us at Optimum Talent are committed to putting clients first, and the integrated offering of executive search, leadership development, and career transition services enables my team and I to deliver better solutions,” said Samantha Wood, Vice President and Market Leader, Executive Search and Recruitment Solutions.

Samantha graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Western Ontario.  She continuously leverages her education by approaching each executive search assignment with a proven methodology.  While recruitment isn’t an exact science she believes that the right research, broad thinking, and overall client and candidate commitment is what drives an exceptional recruitment experience.

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 13 offices from coast to coast. We provide expertise in Executive Search and Recruitment Solutions, Leadership Assessment and Development, and Career Transition and Outplacement.

Media Inquiries:
Lori Dyne
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
T. 647.788.3245