Stephen Mill brings over 25 years of experience in human capital advisory and serves as a trusted advisor to many companies. He has personally conducted hundreds of complex executive level assignments, specializing in finance, technology, and operations leadership advisory work with investment management, private equity, banking, manufacturing, and technology organizations.
Stephen began his career at Robert Half in 1996, serving as the Sr. Regional Vice President for Canadian and Northeastern US staffing operations. He left Robert Half to assume a national leadership role for Korn Ferry’s recruitment process outsourcing business, developing and rapidly scaling their Canadian operations as a member of their executive team. He returned to Robert Half in 2014, where he has since developed, curated, and expanded the executive search business and implemented best practices across the organization globally.
Stephen is an advisor to FEI Canada’s CFO of the Year program, jointly sponsored by Robert Half and Protiviti. Stephen has been interviewed and quoted by numerous news outlets, and mainstream media publications.
As Group Managing Director, Isabelle brings extensive experience in executive recruitment, client development, recruitment process outsourcing and talent management solutions to the Canadian Robert Half Executive Search team.
Isabelle started her career in the human capital industry in Montreal, where she was focused on building teams within the consumer-packaged goods industry. In 2004, Isabelle joined Futurestep, a division of Korn/Ferry, specializing in mid-level executive search and recruitment process outsourcing. Joining Robert Half Executive Search in 2016, Isabelle works hand-in-hand with clients to develop and implement human capital solutions in a variety of industries and sectors. At all times, she keeps her focus on client satisfaction and retention.
Isabelle holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a focus in management from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
With an exemplary background in recruitment across all functions, levels and facets of the industry, Ashleigh brings over 18 years’ experience in senior recruitment advisory, business consulting and strategic relationship management to her role as Group Managing Director, Western Canada.
Specializing in retained search for senior-level professionals, Ashleigh has implemented mission-critical recruitment solutions of varying scope, volume and seniority, delivering talent mandates for some of the most prominent organizations in Canada. In her current role, she manages executive recruitment engagements across all functions in Western Canada. On behalf of her clients, she addresses a broad array of talent management, leadership, M&A, recruitment, compensation and succession issues.
Ashleigh holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce with a focus on accounting from the University of Alberta. For the past two years, she has been recognized as one of the Most Influential Business Leaders in British Columbia in the Professional Services, Staffing and Employment sector. Ashleigh has recently joined the Arthritis Society Of Canada as a national council member.
Linda is a Managing Director with the Executive Search practice of Robert Half, the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm. In her role, she collaborates with Robert Half teams across Canada to explore new ways to complement and augment client relationships.
Linda joined Robert Half’s Toronto office in 2006 in the Financial Services practice group. As a trusted advisor and consultant to company executives across a myriad of industries, Linda brings over 17 years of experience in senior-level recruitment and team management, having held a number of leadership roles across the Greater Toronto Area. In her current position, Linda consults with businesses and corporate management teams across the country, offering her unique recruiting insight to help bring on leaders in finance and accounting, operations, sales and marketing – among other positions critical to the organization.
Prior to joining Robert Half, Linda spent 10 years in sales and marketing within the financial services industry, including running her own business. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University.
As SVP, Managing Director for Robert Half Executive Search, Deborah Sim is passionate about partnering with clients and cultivating opportunities to collaborate on the global stage as a trusted advisor sourcing key managerial and executive top talent within Canada and beyond.
Deborah joined Robert Half’s Calgary, Alberta office in 2007 as a senior associate and has since grown progressively in her roles, receiving several internal awards and recognition for her work achievements. Prior to joining Robert Half, she spent 10 years in public practice performing audits, reviews, tax and advisory work for clients, including three years as an audit manager with a global finance and assurance consultancy firm where she performed assurance and advisory work. In addition, she supported the HR team with local university recruitment efforts and co-chaired several women’s executive events.
Deborah attended the University of Saskatchewan, completed a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Regina and is a CA, CPA member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta. She has also spent several years working with the Calgary Chapter of Financial Executives International Canada, volunteers as a finance advisor on a few Calgary boards and participates annually in local charity initiatives like BB4CK.
Raj Sriram is Managing Director, Projects with Robert Half, the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm.
Responsible for managing and leading projects focused on the placement of multiple permanent roles, Raj specializes in talent acquisition for large-scale company transformations, mergers and acquisitions, as well as office relocations.
For more than a decade, he has fostered relationships with Robert Half teams across Canada, providing the best candidates to meet long-term client needs across a variety of industries. Raj began his career in the Middle East more than 20 years ago, then joined Price Waterhouse Coopers in Calgary before moving to Robert Half.
With a passion for finance and accounting, Raj holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from India, and he is also a designated Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA).
With over 15 years’ experience in executive search, Yvonne is a Senior Associate with Robert Half Executive Search. Working closely with the Canadian management team, she supports clients and candidates throughout the entire hiring process.
Yvonne excels in identifying the right talent, for the right position, at the right time. She is involved in every step of the client’s hiring process, which includes analysing the job requirements, attracting qualified candidates, screening and selecting the best possible applicants, hiring, as well as, integrating the new hire into the client’s organization. Specifically, she serves organizations from NPO, to manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and real estate.
A graduate of York University with a bachelor’s in environmental studies (BES Honours), Yvonne has years of experience with a number of top-tier global executive search firms. When she is not working on clients’ mandates, Yvonne is passionate about career coaching for youth and supporting settlement activities for new Canadians.
Based in Robert Half Executive Search’s Vancouver office, Marcia specializes in senior-level searches. Partnering with Robert Half managing directors on engagements across all industries and functions, she is responsible for research direction, engagement strategy, role specification and candidate development.
Marcia started her career in the financial services industry, working as a recruiter and training manager at Mexican financial group Actinver and Banorte, a private bank. She later worked with a top-tier search consultancy for more than a decade, first in Mexico City, and then in Vancouver. She joined Robert Half in 2016.
Marcia earned her degree in business administration from Mexico City’s Universidad Intercontinental.
Rita is an Associate with the Executive Search practice of Robert Half, the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm. In her role, she is driven by the opportunity to enhance each candidate’s life with an exciting new career and prides herself on creating a transparent, empowering recruitment experience.
Rita joined Robert Half in 2015 as a Senior Staffing Manager with the Vancouver administrative and customer support practice area, after which she took a brief leave to manage staffing and recruitment for a world-leading entertainment tour in Australia. In 2017, she returned to Robert Half’s Fraser Valley office once again as a Senior Staffing Manager, before being appointed to her current role in August 2021.
Rita has a Human Resources Management Certificate from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. In 2022 Rita pursued and completed a Reconciliation Education for the workplace course, “4 Seasons of Reconciliation”, offered by The First Nations University of Canada. She is passionate about giving back to the community and provides volunteer resumé support to job seekers in the Calgary area.
James is an Associate specializing in senior-level searches with Robert Half Executive Search. Partnering with Managing Directors on engagements across all industries and functions, he is responsible for research direction, engagement strategy, role specification and candidate development. Working with a variety of clients such as privately held midmarket firms, nonprofit organizations, crown corporations and public organizations, James has experience successfully placing leadership roles across all functions.
A continuous learner, James reads personal growth and leadership books, and attends communication, leadership, attitude, and relationship management seminars. In his spare time, James enjoys rock climbing, biking and painting.
Amanda is an Associate with the Executive Search practice of Robert Half, the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm. She is passionate about assisting and coaching job candidates to help them secure the perfect career opportunity. Highly adept at problem solving, she enjoys collaborating with other teams and leaders to creatively resolve challenges involving her clients, candidates, or internal stakeholders.
Amanda has been with Robert Half for eight years, joining the Vancouver office in 2014 in sales administration. She has since held a series of progressive roles before being appointed to her current position in August 2021 with a focus on Western Canada.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University. Dedicated to giving back, she volunteers with Ronald McDonald House Charities, and at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
Kyle Kwan is an Associate with Robert Half Executive Search who is focused on identifying highly skilled leaders who meet the specific needs and share the core values of his clients across Western Canada.
Joining Robert Half in January 2022, Kyle is passionate about creating workplace cultures that thrive on diversity and collaboration. He channels this passion while connecting clients with amazing talent, helping candidates pursue their career aspirations and finding the best overall fit that leads to a successful future for both. Kyle has also enjoyed contributing as a member of the Robert Half Project team where he is able to work exclusively with clients on volume hiring needs, building intimate knowledge of their organizational strategy and culture and bringing their brand to a wide candidate market.
Kyle has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Human Resources Management certificate, both from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. He is also a member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon.
Pearl Shen is a project recruitment associate with the Executive Search (ES) practice of Robert Half, the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm.
Based in Oakville, ON, Pearl is responsible for end-to-end recruiting, supporting the ES project team on multiple roles in both retail banking and business banking centres. This includes partnering closely with hiring managers throughout the entire recruitment process, conducting intake meetings and delivering insightful feedback.
Pearl joined Robert Half in June 2022, bringing more than five years of diverse senior talent acquisition (corporate, consulting and agency) experiences across the hospitality, finance, health care, information technology and retail industries, including placing more than 250 candidates as a Senior Recruiter.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in human resource management (with honours) from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a post-graduate credential in human resources from George Brown College.
Based in our Toronto office, Brandon Hillier is a senior consultant with Robert Half Executive Search. He specializes in finance and technology leadership searches, working with some of Canada’s largest multinational public and private organizations to support their human capital needs.
Brandon joined the firm in 2015. In his client-facing work, Brandon is responsible for conducting needs-analysis, research direction, engagement strategy, and candidate evaluation. Brandon is also involved in internally supporting strategic business development and operational improvement.
Brandon is currently completing his PhD in economic geography at the University of British Columbia. He has a master’s degree in economic geography from the University of British Columbia, and graduated summa cum laude from York University with a bachelor’s degree in urban studies. He has completed multiple workshops on employment law and business management.
Shadyar is a Senior Researcher with Robert Half Executive Search. Based in Vancouver, she provides research and market intelligence across a wide range of industry sectors and serves clients across Canada. Shadyar works with Robert Half managing directors on leadership searches with mid-market and large multinational organizations.
Shadyar joined the Executive Search team in 2016 as a search coordinator. She subsequently joined the U.S. Research team where she led research for clients across North America.
Shadyar has a degree in international relations and sociology from the University of British Columbia, where she worked as a research assistant.