Summit Search Group

Our Team Players

Our national job recruiters and job placement team will work with you to assist with all your Calgary, Edmonton, HalifaxOttawaRegina, TorontoVancouver and Winnipeg recruiting needs. Our recruitment consultant services cover career opportunities in Pharmaceutical, Accounting, Financial Services, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Industrial, Retail, IT, Consumer Goods and more.

We have motivated industry-specific teams across Canada to help you find top performing candidates in your field.

Calgary, AB Recruiting Team

Bruce Proctor - Managing Partner

As a Managing Partner and founding member of Summit Search Group, Bruce Proctor is a specialist in mid to senior level search and leads the firm’s industrial and technical sales and management recruiting practices. With over twenty years experience conducting high-impact searches, Bruce has demonstrated an unparalleled ability to consistently deliver value across all industrial based sectors. Whether serving emerging or established clients he has led engagements in electrical/mechanical, oil and gas, energy sectors, material handling and supply chain to name…[read more]

Robert Gosine - Managing Partner

Robert Gosine is a founding partner of Summit Search Group. He brings over twenty years of executive search experience to the firm. Prior to starting Summit Search Group, Robert was instrumental in establishing the premier search firm in the management, information technology, sales, and engineering fields within Atlantic Canada. Robert focuses on the sales, management, and marketing searches within the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical Equipment, and Dental industries. He has been instrumental in building leading sales teams for large multi-national, national,…[read more]

Kelly Burrows - Partner

Since joining Summit Search Group in 2002, Kelly’s primary role has been in candidate development by sourcing, identifying and recruiting top-notch performers in the pharmaceutical and medical industry. By combining detailed knowledge of her candidate’s qualifications and career goals with a thorough understanding of her client’s requirements and strategic objectives she is able to achieve excellent placement results. Excellent planning and organization coupled with consistent and timely candidate follow-up ensure that her search strategies are well executed. Kelly’s recruiting expertise…[read more]

Jennifer Maier - Senior Recruitment Consultant

Jennifer brings 10 years of experience in sales, marketing and management to Summit Search Group. She holds both a diploma of International Business Management and a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. She has a strong work ethic, always puts her clients first and has the ability to successfully adapt to each individual’s unique personality. Making integrity her top priority, she works hard to thoroughly understand what is wanted for both the client and the candidate to achieve the perfect match. Previous to Summit Search Group, Jennifer worked…[read more]

David Sherjan – Senior Recruitment Consultant

David is a dedicated husband and former athlete. He has spent over 17 years within the recruitment industry both internationally and in Calgary since 2011. His disciplined approach to life sets him apart as a top biller, whilst his hunger for growth has allowed him to propel a number of companies from initial start-up and/or acquisition phase to profitable growing ventures, including his own recruitment agency. In his spare time he is an advocate for human potential and personal development,…[read more]

Mike Gosine - Consultant


Mike Gosine joined the Calgary team in 2016 and he brings drive, energy, and enthusiasm to Summit Search Group. Mike is dedicated to connecting top talent with his clients and he aims to develop meaningful, productive and constructive connections. Mike holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of Lethbridge and he has diligently been building his career in Sales & Recruitment over the last several years. Mike started his sales career in the Alcohol and Beverage industry, where…[read more]

Tanya Kolysher - Office Manager

Tanya has been an important and valued member of the Summit Search Group team since 2010 managing the varied and vast administrative responsibilities both in our front office and behind the scenes at SSG.  Tanya recognizes the value and importance of building and maintaining strong business relationships with clients, candidates, and colleagues.  She thrives on ensuring everyone feels welcome, comfortable and appreciated when they are working with Summit.  Her commitment to providing unparalleled customer service while maintaining an organized and…[read more]

Halifax, NS Recruiting Team

Cynthia McCutcheon - Managing Partner

With over 10 years of experience in the Atlantic Canadian market, Cynthia is the proven “go to” professional when you are looking for talented sales/management professionals in Eastern Canada. Cynthia has been actively recruiting in a variety of industries including; pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, consumer packaged goods, business to business, IT sales/management and the insurance industry. During her time in the recruitment industry, Cynthia has been the driving force behind several successful placements and has developed strong relationships with both clients…[read more]

Erica MacDonald - Partner

Erica MacDonald brings an award winning sales perspective to your recruiting needs. She has held Regional and National Senior Sales roles in both Atlantic Canada and Alberta, working with some of North America’s largest corporations. Erica has experience within corporate segments as varied as business to business, medical software, publishing, real-estate equity shares, and most recently the industrial sector. She has developed a strong appreciation of client needs, and has an ability to relate to and service all segments of the business community. Passionate about understanding her clients’…[read more]

Laura Fair - Consultant


Laura is an ambitious recent Business Administration graduate from Acadia University with a major in Employment Relations. Throughout her time in the co-op program, Laura developed recruitment experience within the IT and banking industry. As a new member of Summit Search Group, Laura is dedicated to adding value to the company with her strong work ethic and positive attitude.

Ottawa, ON Recruiting Team

Bruce MacEachern - Partner

Bruce brings dedication, tenacity and enthusiasm to Summit Search Group. Coming from an award winning sales career within Fortune 500 companies in both business to business and pharmaceutical industries, his exposure to diverse organizational structures and business approaches to the marketplace, combined with a working knowledge of best practices make him a valuable partner for companies within a wide variety of industries. Having consistently been a top performer in his previous careers, Bruce personally brings keen insights to understand and identify what it takes to drive…[read more]

Kyle Provost - Senior Recruitment Consultant


Kyle brings an energetic, genuine and bright approach to Summit Search Group. After a successful sales career in the business-to-business market where he was consistently ranked as the sales leader on his national team, Kyle recognizes the value of hard work and solid relationship development. The ability to identify key requirements for clients he has worked with in the past has allowed him to provide thriving business solutions that have contributed to their long-term success. At Summit Search Group he plans to imitate this…[read more]

Megan Newell – Recruiter

With her friendly and outgoing approach, Megan brings energy and enthusiasm to our Ottawa team. She comes to Summit Search Group from a national engineering consulting firm where she worked for 6 years, and has a thorough understanding of the importance of quickly reacting to customer needs and getting the job done correctly, the first time. She is adept at managing client relationships and expectations, and has a track record of delivering results. Previously, Megan was a competitive diver for…[read more]

Toronto, ON Recruiting Team

Chris Boyd - Managing Partner

Chris joined Summit Search Group in 2007 as a Partner in order to build the Summit business across Ontario. With 20 years in the Search business, his reputation, discretion and consistent record of successful placements have helped Chris build strong and trusted relationships with industry-leading clients and top-quality candidates. His accuracy in assessing talent, looking beyond the edited highlights of a resume and presenting bang on short lists means his clients only need to interview a select group of candidates…[read more]

Grainne Walsh - Managing Partner

Grainne started her career working with two global pharmaceutical companies, helping them execute their organizational development and staffing strategy mandates. Following that she spent almost ten years in a boutique search firm, where she was able to fine tune her experience in Search and Selection. Joining Summit Search Group in 2007, Grainne partnered with Chris Boyd to establish and expand the Toronto Branch. Grainne’s expertise is in defining, locating, qualifying and securing talented candidates. Her strength is in working with clients…[read more]

Allison Dwyer - Partner

As a Partner with Summit Search Group, Allison works strategically with clients in the implementation of their broader talent management goals. She brings specific expertise in Human Resources with experience in other functional areas such as Sales, Marketing, Information Technology and Finance. Allison’s past experience in the retained search business uniquely prepares her for her role at Summit Search Group, and with each assignment she utilizes an individualized and collaborative approach aimed at developing a highly specific and in-depth understanding of the client, position and organization. Prior…[read more]

Shannon Terpstra - Partner

After more than a decade of being a consistent top performer with Canada’s largest independent staffing firm, Shannon brought his passion and years of experience to Summit Search Group in 2012. Shannon’s success in the industry has come from building a solid foundation with his clients through trust and tenacity, ultimately nurturing them into mutually beneficial long-term relationships. The majority of Shannon’s success has been in recruiting within the challenging markets of Business-to-Business Sales, Marketing & Operations as well as…[read more]

Lisa Armstrong - Director, Recruitment

Lisa Armstrong a job recruiter

A professional in the recruitment industry for the past 15 + years, Lisa joined Summit Search Group with one objective: to provide top-notch service and advice to clients and candidates alike. With her natural talent to connect and build strong business relationships, Lisa has an innate ability to accurately understand your goals and efficiently deliver on your search requirements. She has a keen sense of the intangibles that define a successful placement, and makes it her mission to blend a…[read more]

Aman Sodi - Senior Recruitment Consultant


Aman brings drive, determination and focus to her role at Summit Search Group. Prior to joining Summit Search Group, Aman had a successful career in the training and development industry. From there she brings a focus on client service and a keen sense of how to aid in facilitating an organization’s overall talent management goals. Aman’s dedication and commitment coupled with her strong work ethic have been influential in her success. She takes great pride in the service that she…[read more]

Sebastian Pavlovec, MBA - Director, Recruitment


Leveraging a successful track record in both Recruitment (agency) & Business Development within the management consulting industry, Sebastian is able to quickly grasp a company’s needs, challenges and sales systems and provide recruitment solutions that consistently exceed expectations. Sebastian is a proven and “make-it-happen” sales leader with a diverse yet inter-connected professional background. Sebastian has a track record of success in which he excels in connecting high-performing Sales and Marketing professionals with exceptional companies. With a focus squarely on adding…[read more]

Amanda Graham - Manager, Talent & Engagement


A positive outlook and enthusiastic attitude are evident in every project Amanda is involved with at Summit Search Group. Amanda is extraordinarily customer focused, which is reflected in her interactions with clients, candidates, and colleagues. Amanda’s research and tracking skills allow her to pinpoint where the talent is, and then deliver results on all recruitment projects. Amanda holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University and a Graduate diploma in Human Resources Management from Mohawk College. Acknowledging the…[read more]

Jessica Alcock - Consultant


With over 10 years in the customer service industry, Jessica brings a refreshingly positive attitude, attentiveness to detail and strong communication skills to her recruitment role at Summit Search Group. In addition, she also has prior experience in the recruiting industry and has been responsible for leading research efforts in executive search mandates in a variety of industries. Jessica is extremely task-oriented and resourceful, and provides valuable support to her team at Summit Search Group. Jessica holds a Master of…[read more]

Mary Spratt – Office Manager

Mary Spratt

Mary is a critical part of our team; responsible for managing a variety of administrative duties and her excellent organizational and time management skills help ensure the smooth operation of our business. She is a positive, team-oriented individual who is committed to providing the highest quality of service to clients, candidates and colleagues. Mary holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

Vancouver, BC Recruiting Team

Chad Rutherford - Managing Partner


Chad joined the Summit Search Group as a partner, opening the Vancouver office in 2007. He began his career in the recruitment industry in 2001 and primarily targets the pharmaceutical, medical, dental, consumer packaged goods, beverage alcohol, and biotechnology markets in British Columbia although he has many clients in other industries.

David Litherland - Managing Partner


David joined Summit Search Group as a Partner, opening the Vancouver office in 2007. After starting his recruiting career with a small firm in Vancouver, David now applies his successful recruiting techniques to grow his business with Summit Search Group. Prior to becoming a professional recruiter David held a variety of senior sales management roles with companies such as AT&T Canada, Allstream and The Mark Anthony Group. David’s unique combination of sales and recruiting experience give him a strong grasp…[read more]

Kelly Lynch - Senior Recruitment Specialist


Kelly brings 20+ years in sales where he became an accomplished sales executive and sales leader in the technology sector. Prior to joining Summit he had recruited, hired and mentored numerous sales teams for many companies across British Columbia. He is a very dedicated and motivated individual who commits himself to success and always remains authentic in his dealings with clients and candidates. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Manitoba with a specialization in Applied…[read more]

Sam Lawson - Senior Search Consultant


Sam has a passion for fast growing businesses. He is eager to speak with decision makers about improving productivity. He adds value by offering: intelligent org chart planning, creative employer branding ideas and by implementing smart human capital recruitment strategies. Sam is also driven by a desire to support motivated individuals to build their careers. Sustaining this enthusiasm is a deep understanding of the search process and hands-on experience as a successful professional. With up-to- date market intelligence, Sam delivers…[read more]

Wynne To - Recruiter


Wynne is a highly motivated individual who exhibits an enthusiastic can-do attitude in every project that she has been a part of. She is target driven with a proven track record in sales. She graduated with a BCom (Hons) degree in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. Prior to working at Summit, she worked at a leading financial institution where she developed her strong sales, relationship-building, and communication skills. Her personalized approach for each client…[read more]

Winnipeg, MB Recruiting Team

Matt Erhard - Managing Partner

Matt Erhard has over 10 years experience in leadership and strategic management, and has partnered with global, national, and non-profit organizations across a wide range of industries in providing strategic direction on human capital. Matt’s area of focus has been in identifying and recruiting top-notch performers in sales, marketing, operations and management, non-profit, and executive search. Matt provides a proven methodology that gives his clients access to leading professionals in Winnipeg and across Canada – the ‘passive’ candidate market.  As the…[read more]

Chris Good - Senior Recruitment Consultant

Spearheading the Manitoba arm of the Summit Search Group, Chris brings forward over 40 years of recruiting industry knowledge. After a very successful 20 year career in a Senior Management capacity with a large multinational organization he ventured out on his own and was the managing partner of the Summit Search Group for the Manitoba market place, Chris has currently stepped back as Senior Recruitment Consultant. Summit Search Group has been successful in establishing a reputation as being one of…[read more]

Gail Eckert - Senior Recruitment Consultant

As a Senior Recruitment Consultant, Gail brings over 25 years of experience in the recruitment, selection, supervision and motivation of top calibre professionals, including more than 10 years of dedicated experience as a professional recruiter.  Joining the industry in the role of Executive Search Consultant in 2008, her many years as a recruitment professional has resulted in numerous successful placements within the agricultural and private and public sectors; focused on a variety of disciplines including Executive search, sales and marketing, manufacturing…[read more]

Jessica Willis - Recruitment Consultant

Jessica Willis is a passionate marketing and sales professional, motivated by the power of a bold vision, inspiration and change. With a high-energy disposition, combined with a proven 15-year track record specializing in sales strategy, brand and marketing, sales training, and business development, Jessica is elated to continue to uncover talent.  Jessica brings value, leadership, coaching, commitment, trust, and clarity to organizations looking to grow, and take their team to the next level. Her natural ability to build relationships found…[read more]