The PeopleFind Executive Search Team

Charles Grossner, BA, MA, MBA, President

  • General Management – CEO’s, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors
  • Senior level Marketing, Sales and Business Development
  • Retail, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Logistics and Transportation, Technology, Finance

Charles has an extensive background in marketing, advertising and communications. Senior roles in retail, foodservice, manufacturing and technology, domestically and internationally, enable Charles to quickly cut through the chaff in executive search and craft solutions that are effective and lasting.

Charles is one of the authors of “Get Back to Work! A No-Nonsense Guide For Finding Your Next Job Fast”, a best-seller on the subject of employment and job search. He has brought a significant “marketing” tonality and pragmatic understanding of the human communications process to the subject of job search.

Charles has placed numerous senior executives, directors and mid management personnel within the Toronto GTA and nationally. Many of these placements were in positions deemed difficult to fill.

Carolyn Wiseman, Senior Vice President & Executive Consultant

  • Senior to mid level management – Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers
  • Senior to mid level Marketing and Sales – Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Advertising Agency and Marketing Communication – executive, creative and
  • Senior to mid level Accounting and Finance – cross industry, Insurance
  • Chartered Accounting Firms, Corporate and Institutional Accounting

Carolyn has extensive agency and client side background in marketing communications, advertising and design in both the US and Canada. Her portfolio encompasses expertise in advertising department management and corporate branding. She has significant expertise in project management and new business development. She has executive experience with major department store retailers, advertising agencies, top Toronto design firms and consumer package goods manufacturers.

Since 2001, Carolyn has brought to PeopleFind Executive Search an immediate understanding of client needs and an unsurpassed dedication to affecting a long term match for client and candidate.

Andrew Barker, BA, BSc, Senior Consultant

  • Mid to Senior Level Management – Managers, Directors, Vice Presidents
  • Mid to Senior Level Technology, Production and Operations
  • Accounting and Finance professionals, Chartered Accounting Firms

Both clients and candidates appreciate Andrew’s straight forward and expedited approach to the search process.  He follows through on every assignment and works with the client each step of the way to ensure a successful placement.

Andrew understands the balance between selling the job to the candidate and presenting a realistic view of the position, so that the best and most appropriate candidates are presented.   Andrew has a strong background in management and business development for the Technology, Publishing and Tourism sectors and is a member of the HRPAO.

Rita Eriksson, Senior Consultant

  • Senior to mid level Management – Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers
  • Retail, advertising and marketing
  • Accounting and Chartered Accounting Firms

Rita has over twenty years business experience in advertising, marketing and retailing along with a strong background in new business development and sales.

Her experience encompasses project management, advertising department management, direct marketing, vendor negotiations and financial management.

With Rita’s experience on both “sides of the desk” (corporate and sales), she brings an understanding and the skills to satisfy the needs of both the employer and the candidate resulting in a better and longer lasting relationship.

Cecilia Kong, Hon. BA, Director, HR Consulting / Executive Search

  • Mid to Senior Level Management – Managers, Directors, Vice Presidents
  • Information Technology and New Media professionals
  • Not-for-profit sector Operations, Management, and Supervisors

Cecilia understands how to effectively place and leverage a candidate’s competencies. She has a solid understanding of multilevel organizational practices and committee-based hiring.  In consultation with the client and its stakeholders, Cecilia places candidates best matching an organization’s evolving mission, values, and culture.

Irma LeBlanc, MBA, Senior Consultant

  • Senior to mid level Management – Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers
  • Public corporations and private business
  • Government and Crown Corporations

Irma is a top performer in recruitment and selection. She has extensive experience sourcing for diverse positions, levels and industries with a focus on achieving timely and cost effective results. She is a sincere and enthusiastic recruiter who thrives on challenges and recognizes the importance of building relationships with both clients and candidates. She is passionate about assisting individuals with career goals and job search strategies and a strong believer in lifelong learning. She is currently working towards her CHRP.

Leon Wilson, CHA, Senior Consultant

  • Supervisor to Senior Level Management- Supervisors, Managers, VPs
  • Supervisor to Senior Level Management, Production and Operations
  • Hospitality, Food and Beverage Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical

With over thirty years experience in Hospitality, Food and Beverage along with over eight years experience with recruiting Leon brings professionalism, attention to details, thoroughness and a keen perception of Customer Service with his profile. His experience in recruiting coupled with his commitment to providing a level of quality service unmatched by his peers, has created a solid foundation for the continued success of his work. Leon is continually recognized by both his clients and candidates as a dedicated professional, trusted advisor and partner.

Violet Carandang, BSBA, Senior Consultant

  • Middle, Senior, and Executive Management
  • General Management, Human Resources, Sales and Customer Service, Marketing, Supply Chain, & Retail

Passion is an element that describes Violet’s dedication to tenaciously find the best match for both candidates and employers.  She brings an entrepreneurial mindset to PeopleFind.  Violet possesses a work history consisting of multinational companies with varied cultures. This is in addition to running a highly successful small business in fulfillment of a dream and a drive to putting into action her business administration educational achievements.

Milica Karlovic, Bilingual Senior Consultant

  • Senior to mid level Management – Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers
  • Marketing, communications, PR, and sales
  • Administration including legal, finance and accounting, insurance and human resources
  • Customer service, call centre, and medical writers
  • Bilingual (French) searches at all levels, across all industries
  • Translators (French to English; English to French)

With over 13 years of recruiting experience on behalf of both bilingual and unilingual candidates from CSR to senior level management, in North America and Europe, Miliça is exceptionally talented in understanding the needs of all parties involved. Coupled with her solid knowledge of organizational structure and her ability to recognize people’s competencies, she has repeatedly proven her ability to successfully match candidates to positions enabling companies to achieve their overall goals and direction. Milica’s background is Business Administration, Commerce and Psychology.

Max Kirschner, Senior Consultant

  • Senior to Mid level Management – Vice Presidents, Managers and Directors
  • Project Managers, Analysts, System Developers and Operations staff
  • Sales , Marketing, Technology and Engineering and Technology

Max is a multi-talented recruiting professional with subject matter expertise in sales, marketing, business analytics, process improvement, and program management.  As an expert in the fundamentals of business, Max is well qualified to help his clients develop appropriate recruiting strategies to ensure that top talent is placed in key roles and that the talent placed will meet the long term organizational needs of the business.

Thomas Riddle, Senior Consultant

  • Senior to Mid level management – Vice Presidents, Managers and Directors
  • Manufacturing,  operations, supply chain and purchasing
  • Start ups, business turn around, and new product launches

Thomas brings 30 years of international business knowledge and experience to recruiting. He has held senior management positions in manufacturing, operations, global supply chain, and purchasing.  His assignments have included new operation start-ups, business turn around, and new product launches in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Throughout his career, Thomas has recruited and managed highly effective goal oriented individuals; motivated and driven to produce optimal results. His operations and supply chain subject matter expertise coupled with his high level of recruiting incite, drive his commitment and ability to recruit the right candidate for your organization.

Cathy Dimou, Executive Assistant

Cathy has an administrative background with emphasis on Human Resources. As such, she handles the administrative requirements for PeopleFind – a busy Recruiting and Outplacement firm based in Markham, ON but reaching out across Canada, the USA and internationally.

NPA – our global resources

Through NPA (National Personnel Associates – The Worldwide Recruiting Network), we partner with 400 plus recruiting firms in Canada, the USA and internationally. This enables us to access a vast talent pool enhancing our ability to source and place candidates domestically and globally.