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 Our client, RIZON Trucks Canada, is a commercial electric truck brand developed and manufactured by the Daimler Truck Group, a global leader in the transportation industry for over 125 years. They are a division of the larger Velocity Vehicle Group. Their proven knowledge of the commercial electric vehicle marketplace is crucial for navigating the integration of eMobility solutions into day-to-day trucking operations. The RIZON dealer network offers a comprehensive suite of services including eConsulting guidance, infrastructure planning, fleet management systems integration, battery life-cycle management, and end-of-life disposition.

Rizon Trucks Canada has an exciting opening for a Director of Aftersales at their Surrey, BC location. This role is responsible for aftersales support. The role involves collaborating with various departments to develop and implement processes and policies for Aftersales Operations, such as organizing meetings, identifying gaps, and jointly developing plans. The individual will propose an organizational structure for the Aftersales Organization that meets budgetary needs and long-term strategic goals. This position requires working with internal and external stakeholders to identify needs in parts, warranty, call center, and service, and developing and implementing necessary processes across functions. The role also includes analyzing and reporting project progress to management, analyzing risks and opportunities, and proactively developing solutions to daily problems while fostering a drive to learn and collaborate. The individual will be responsible for aftersales support, including warranty, parts, and service, and will perform additional tasks as instructed.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of the trucking industry, including processes for parts, warranty, and service. They must have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with additional languages being a plus. Strong organizational and analytical skills, a team-oriented mindset, and a willingness to learn and overcome obstacles are essential. Experience in project management and process management, including the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of branch operations, is required. Adept conflict management skills are also necessary. The candidate should hold a bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or a related field (preferred) and have over 10 years of experience in the automotive industry, with at least 5 years in aftersales operations and 5 years in a supervisory role.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Nathan Makarowski at nathan@humanisadvisory.com.

 Our client, RIZON Trucks Canada, is a commercial electric truck brand developed and manufactured by the Daimler Truck Group, a global leader in the transportation industry for over 125 years. They a...

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Montréal, Ottawa
Posted 19 hours ago

Our client, RIZON Trucks Canada, is a commercial electric truck brand developed and manufactured by the Daimler Truck Group, a global leader in the transportation industry for over 125 years. They are a division of the larger Velocity Vehicle Group. Their proven knowledge of the commercial electric vehicle marketplace is crucial for navigating the integration of eMobility solutions into day-to-day trucking operations. The RIZON dealer network offers a comprehensive suite of services including eConsulting guidance, infrastructure planning, fleet management systems integration, battery life-cycle management, and end-of-life disposition.

Rizon Trucks Canada has an exciting opening for a District Sales Manager - East. This role will be based out of Montreal or Ottawa. This role is responsible for managing sales in eastern Canada. This role involves creating sales collateral and serving as the main contact for technical and business inquiries. It supports sales personnel in customer meetings, manages the order board, and forecasts future sales, communicating with Daimler about high-priority features. The position requires collaboration to streamline sales processes, proactive problem-solving, and regular travel within the region, as well as completing additional tasks that may be assigned.

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the trucking industry, particularly Class 4/5, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and in French. A passion for the future of EV in transportation, along with a self-starter attitude and drive for continuous professional improvement, is essential. The role requires strong organizational and analytical skills, flexibility under dynamic circumstances, and the ability to work well in a team. The candidate should have a willingness to learn and overcome obstacles. Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or a related field, along with 10+ years of experience in the automotive industry, 5+ years in truck sales, 5+ years of supervisory experience, and 3+ years of experience with electric powertrains. Experience in project management is also preferred.

For more information about this opportunity please contact Mackenzie Boessenkool at mackenzie@humanisadvisory.com.

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Job CategorySales & Marketing

Our client, RIZON Trucks Canada, is a commercial electric truck brand developed and manufactured by the Daimler Truck Group, a global leader in the transportation industry for over 125 years. They are...

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Since 1975 our client, Wingenback Ltd. (“Wingenback”), has been providing organizations across Canada with premier solutions in industrial and commercial moving. Additionally, they have positioned themselves as a leader in the manufacture and supply of surrounds and kiosks for ATMs and related products. While their roots are in the financial industry, Wingenback serves hundreds of clients in a variety of other industries including healthcare, retail, telecommunications, and mass merchandisers, providing turn-key solutions and managing nationwide rollouts.
Wingenback is seeking an Executive Vice President to join their team at their facility in Milton, Ontario. The successful candidate will be responsible for the operations and management of Wingenback’s Eastern Canadian division and will assist in defining, communication and executing the short and long-term strategies for the Division.
The ideal candidate will bring a track record of success in customer engagement and retention alongside strong operational and business development experience, ideally in an industrial environment. Key to success in this role is the ability to generate and foster strong relationships with potential and current customers of Wingenback, being a champion of Wingenback’s company culture and customer-first service approach.
If this sounds like you and you’d like more information, please reach out to Kate Spencer at kate@humanistoronto.com.

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Job CategoryExecutive

Since 1975 our client, Wingenback Ltd. (“Wingenback”), has been providing organizations across Canada with premier solutions in industrial and commercial moving. Additionally, they have positioned...

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Edmonton
Posted 4 days ago
El Corazón, a vibrant gem nestled in the heart of Edmonton, has quickly become a beloved staple in the local dining scene. Since its inception, El Corazón has captivated guests with its unique blend of authentic Latin flavors and contemporary culinary techniques. The restaurant’s name, which translates to “The Heart” in Spanish, perfectly encapsulates the passion and soul poured into every aspect of the dining experience, from the meticulously crafted dishes to the warm and inviting atmosphere. Their menu is a celebration of Latin American cuisine, featuring a modern spin on an array of dishes that highlight the culinary traditions of countries such as Mexico, Peru, and Brazil. Given its success at the current West Block location, El Corazón is opening a brand-new second location, located in Keswick.
El Corazón is seeking a dynamic and experienced General Manager to lead their team in delivering exceptional service in the hospitality industry. The ideal candidate will recruit, hire, and train a full team of staff, establish high standards of customer service, and achieve operational readiness by the opening date. They will develop and monitor key performance indicators, implement effective inventory management practices, and achieve financial targets. Additionally, the General Manager will build strong relationships with local suppliers, vendors, and community partners, while conducting regular performance reviews and providing ongoing staff training for continued high performance and development. This is a unique opportunity to spearhead the launch and success of their brand-new Keswick location, setting the standard for an unforgettable dining experience. The ideal candidate will have a passion for customer service, team management, and ensuring operational excellence.
The successful candidate will possess proven leadership skills, excellent communication abilities, and a strong commitment to exceptional customer service. The ideal candidate will be organized, capable of managing multiple tasks and priorities, and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills. They should have a solid understanding of financial management, budgeting, and cost control, and be reliable and professional. Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances is essential. Previous experience in customer service, team management, and hospitality, along with proficiency in interviewing, leading teams, cash handling, inventory management, and profit and loss management, is required. Knowledge of the food industry, bartending skills, and a willingness to help in various roles are also important.
If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Mackenzie Boessenkool at mackenzie@humanisadvisory.com.

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Job CategoryHospitality

El Corazón, a vibrant gem nestled in the heart of Edmonton, has quickly become a beloved staple in the local dining scene. Since its inception, El Corazón has captivated guests with its unique blend...

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Edmonton
Posted 4 days ago

Our client, Formations, is a privately-owned wholesale distribution and manufacturing company that has been serving the woodworking community across Western Canada since 1991. Headquartered in Edmonton, AB, Formations Inc. operates distribution centers in Vancouver (Langley), Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg. They specialize in non-structural wood products and accessories, tailored to meet the specific needs of their clientele. Their extensive product range includes decorative panels, hardwood plywood, thermally fused laminate panels, and high-pressure laminates. By partnering with leading manufacturers and conducting their own manufacturing, Formations Inc. ensures access to top-quality materials. Dedicated to exceptional customer service, the company focuses on inspiring design and fostering innovation within the woodworking industry.

Formations is seeking a Director, Finance who will serve as a trusted advisor with strong emotional intelligence, capable of recommending and developing long-term financial strategies, overseeing budgeting and financial planning, ensuring compliance with accounting standards and tax requirements. The Director will ensure accurate and timely financial reporting with internal controls, identifies, and manage financial risks and implements operational improvements. They will collaborate with the executive and management team while effectively communicating financial performance and strategies to external stakeholders as required. This ensures the financial management of the company is both strategically aligned with long-term goals and operationally sound. This leader will develop the finance team of five members and will demonstrate and model Formation’s core values of communication, respect, teamwork, accountability, and innovation in their everyday interactions.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Business Administration or Commerce, with an MBA being an asset. A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation is preferred, especially for those who qualified at a major public accounting firm. The candidate should have a minimum of 5-7 years of managerial experience, ideally within the manufacturing or building supplies sector. proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, ERP systems (such as Business Central), reporting tools (such as Solver), and experience with UKG Pro are also important.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please reach out to Nathan Makarowski at nathan@humanisadvisory.com.

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Job CategoryFinance & Accounting

Our client, Formations, is a privately-owned wholesale distribution and manufacturing company that has been serving the woodworking community across Western Canada since 1991. Headquartered in Edmonto...

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Our client, Durabuilt Windows & Doors is one of Western Canada’s largest window and door manufacturers servicing consumers, contractors, and retailers. Established in 1988 and headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, it’s not just Durabuilt’s innovative manufacturing and design that places them on the list of Canada’s Best Managed Companies – it's also their people. Durabuilt's core values drive everything they do. They prioritize innovation, always thinking ahead to stay ahead in our industry. They believe in ownership, embracing 100% accountability with no excuses. Their caring nature extends to their employees, partners, and the community, and they appreciate individuality. Durabuilt values working with great people and expecting a lot from them to achieve their collective goals

Durabuilt Windows & Doors is seeking an Assistant Accounting Manager to join their team. The Assistant Accounting Manager works closely with the Finance Manager to oversee the financial operations and reporting of the Durabuilt Group of Companies. This role involves assisting in managing the accounting team, ensuring accuracy and compliance with regulatory standards, and providing financial analysis and guidance to management. The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to evaluate payroll-related issues and provide recommendations. They should demonstrate excellent organization, time management, and communication skills, and operate with a growth focused mindset.

A bachelor's degree in business or a finance-related discipline and a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation (or in progress) are required, along with 5+ years of general accounting experience and 2+ years in a supervisory role. Proficiency in Financial Software, Sage Systems, MS Suite, and intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel are essential. The candidate should have a strong knowledge of Canadian accounting standards and tax regulations, and the ability to work independently and effectively under pressure with high integrity and trustworthiness.

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Nathan Makarowski at nathan@humanisadvisory.com.

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Job CategoryFinance & Accounting

Our client, Durabuilt Windows & Doors is one of Western Canada’s largest window and door manufacturers servicing consumers, contractors, and retailers. Established in 1988 and headquartered in E...

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Edmonton, Vancouver
Posted 4 days ago

Our client, Boundary Equipment, was founded in 1980 with a clear vision: to design and manufacture optimized and reliable aftermarket parts for the Mining industry. Over the past four decades, Boundary has strategically expanded its capabilities to service the world's most critical industries, including Mining, Forestry, Pulp and Paper, and Renewable Energy. By acquiring a select group of companies that strategically complement each other's offerings, Boundary Equipment evolved into Boundary Mining Group (BMG).

Boundary Equipment is seeking an experienced and dynamic HR Manager to join their organization's mission of being the best in show in the global mining and heavy industries. This role is pivotal in developing efficiencies in the organization's HR department, employee satisfaction, and driving talent acquisition, including the recruitment of specialized trades from Canada and abroad. The HR Manager will play a crucial role in aligning HR strategies with their business objectives, fostering a productive and engaging work environment, and supporting their growth initiatives. This is a unique opportunity to build an HR function within a well-established, high-performing organization. This position can be based out of Vancouver or Edmonton.

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional problem-solving and decision-making abilities, strong analytical and management skills, and a commitment to representing Boundary Equipment with professionalism and integrity. They should excel in handling difficult conversations, multitasking, and developing strong relationships with team members and clients. Flexibility, excellent communication skills, and a keen attention to detail are essential. A post secondary education in Human Resources or Business and a minimum of 5 years of HR experience, including 1-2 years in recruitment, are required. Knowledge of Provincial legislation and current HR trends would be considered an asset.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please reach out to Nathan Makarowski at nathan@humanisadvisory.com.

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Job CategoryHuman Resources

Our client, Boundary Equipment, was founded in 1980 with a clear vision: to design and manufacture optimized and reliable aftermarket parts for the Mining industry. Over the past four decades, Boundar...

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We are pleased to be partnering with Triton Environmental, a premier environmental consulting firm, in their search for a Vice President, Sales. With a presence across Canada, Triton services a wide variety of sectors from power, mining, and interprovincial pipelines. Committed to sustainable environmental stewardship, Triton is relied on in the early stages of project development through to commercial handover.

Triton is seeking a Vice President, Sales who will be responsible for planning, directing, and managing all sales and marketing strategies for the organization. The Vice President, Sales will establish sales policies and objectives as well as lead the tactical execution of sales strategies.

If you are a driven sales leader with 15+ years of proven success in driving sales strategy and execution, we want to hear from you! To learn more about this exciting opportunity with Triton Environmental, please reach out to Rachel Janz, Research Associate, at rachel@humaniscalgary.com.

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Job CategorySales & Marketing

We are pleased to be partnering with Triton Environmental, a premier environmental consulting firm, in their search for a Vice President, Sales. With a presence across Canada, Triton services a wide v...

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Alberta, Calgary
Posted 3 weeks ago

Our client, Rocky View County is one of the most populated municipal counties and has the fifth largest equalized assessment base in the province. With a robust economic development strategy focusing on investment attraction, business retention, and sector diversification, any member of the organization has the opportunity to influence and shape a region known for its commercial, agricultural, and industrial prowess.

Rocky View County is seeking a Municipal Lawyer to join their Legal team. Reporting to the Manager, Legal Services, the Municipal Lawyer will provide legal services for Rocky View County in the forms of legal advice, interpretation of legislation, drafting and review of contracts, and drafting and review of bylaws.

The successful candidate will bring a minimum of 5 years post-call legal experience and will be responsible for providing day-to-day legal services for Rocky View County and its various departments. They will be responsible for managing external counsel as needed and must bring a willingness and commitment to developing, teaching and training legal best practices.

If you bring a minimum of 5 years of progressive legal experience in municipal law and are seeking an opportunity to join a team of passionate individuals who are committed to the work that Rocky View County does and the communities they serve, please reach out to Kate Spencer at kate@humaniscalgary.com.

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Job CategoryLegal

Our client, Rocky View County is one of the most populated municipal counties and has the fifth largest equalized assessment base in the province. With a robust economic development strategy focusing ...

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Our client, the Calgary International Film Festival (“CIFF”), is an esteemed organization dedicated to promoting and showcasing the finest local, national, and international cinema. Each year, CIFF attracts over 200 filmmakers and 38,000 film enthusiasts, aiming to entertain, educate, and inspire audiences with diverse and engaging stories from around the globe.

CIFF is seeking an Executive Director who will serve as a beacon for the film community and the public, advancing the festival's values and impact. This role involves forging strong partnerships with key stakeholders and articulating a coherent strategic vision for the organization. The Executive Director will embrace and foster a culture of innovation, responding adeptly to emerging trends and opportunities within the film and arts industry.

The ideal candidate will have 10-15 years of senior leadership experience in the film, arts, or cultural sector, preferably within organizations of comparable size and scope to CIFF. If you are someone that brings this experience and would like to be the next leader of CIFF, we would like to hear from you.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity with CIFF, please reach out to Neel Nandha, Research Associate, at neel@humaniscalgary.com.

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Job CategoryExecutive

Our client, the Calgary International Film Festival (“CIFF”), is an esteemed organization dedicated to promoting and showcasing the finest local, national, and international cinema. Each year, CIF...

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We are pleased to be partnering with our client, Sultran, an internationally recognized, independent Canadian company delivering end-to-end logistics and terminal solutions, connecting bulk commodities to world markets, in their search for a Financial Planning & Analysis Manager.
Based in Calgary and reporting to the Director of Finance in Port Moody, British Columbia, the Financial Planning & Analysis (“FP&A”) Manager will play a pivotal role in analyzing Enterprise-wide financial data, generating insights, and providing strategic recommendations to drive the financial success of the Company. This position requires a strong analytical mindset, excellent communication skills, and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams. The FP&A Manager will be responsible for conducting thorough financial analysis, forecasting future trends, and supporting key decision-making processes within the organization.
If you are an entrepreneurial, strategic and inquisitive CPA with 10+ years of proven FP&A experience, we want to hear from you! To learn more about this exciting opportunity with Sultran, please reach out to Susie Besler, Senior Consultant, at susie@humaniscalgary.com.

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Job CategoryFinance & Accounting

We are pleased to be partnering with our client, Sultran, an internationally recognized, independent Canadian company delivering end-to-end logistics and terminal solutions, connecting bulk commoditie...

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We are pleased to be partnering with our client, Bennett Jones, one of Canada’s premier business law firms and home to 500 lawyers and business advisors, in their search for a Controller – Contract.

Based in Calgary and reporting to the CFO, the Controller will direct all aspects of the firm's finance function and serve as a key business advisor to the CFO and firm leaders. The Controller will lead the planning and implementation of strategic finance initiatives in alignment with overall firm goals and objectives and will continually monitor and assess key business and financial metrics. This position will engage deeply on strategic finance topics.

If you are a CPA who is open to a 15 month contract (from approximately August 15, 2024 – October 31, 2025) and bring (a) a minimum of five years of broad-based finance and accounting leadership experience, (b) extensive experience leading all functional aspects of finance and accounting, including financial planning and analysis, reporting, accounting, treasury, tax, financial risk management, financial systems, budgeting, and billing and collections (c) demonstrated knowledge of ASPE and tax regulations, (d) outstanding interpersonal skills, and (e) proven success leading a high-performing team, we want to hear from you!

To learn more about this exciting opportunity with Bennett Jones, please reach out to Susie Besler, Senior Consultant at susie@humaniscalgary.com.

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We are pleased to be partnering with our client, Bennett Jones, one of Canada’s premier business law firms and home to 500 lawyers and business advisors, in their search for a Controller – Contrac...

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Our client, Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is a major aviation hub located just outside of Nisku, AB. Serving as the primary gateway to Alberta’s capital city, YEG is dedicated to facilitating efficient, safe, and sustainable air travel. YEG not only manages passengers and cargo operations but also supports economic growth by connecting the city across the globe. Their vision is simple; more flights to more places. They serve this vision through their mission statement of “driving our region’s economic prosperity through aviation and commercial development.

Reporting to the Director, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Loyalty, the Manager, Loyalty will create and recommend the marketing and development plan for YEG rewards, including but not limited to an annual marketing and communications plan, program and partner development, lifecycle revenue management, segment development and management, customer journey mapping opportunity development and new revenue development. Overall management of the YEG rewards program will be the primary focus of this role, including new program development and implementation, the transition of existing members, ongoing program growth (from a member, program, and partner perspective), and execution of ongoing campaigns within the platform. The position will work closely with internal and external stakeholders as they plan and deliver their marketing and business development initiatives. Key stakeholders will include communications, customer experience, air service, parking, concessions, cargo, real estate, and their airline partners.

The ideal candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, or Commerce, and possess experience in building, marketing, and maintaining loyalty programs. Experience in implementing such programs, particularly within airports, airlines, or the travel industry, is a valuable asset. The role requires over 10 years of managerial experience and at least 5 years of progressively responsible marketing experience. Key skills include contract negotiation, developing and executing marketing campaigns, managing expenditures, and generating measurable results. Securing appropriate airport security clearance and passing a criminal record check are mandatory. The candidate must also demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and prioritizing skills, with the ability to work independently and build positive relationships with various stakeholders.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please reach out to Nathan Makarowski at nathan@humanisadvisory.com.

Our client, Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is a major aviation hub located just outside of Nisku, AB. Serving as the primary gateway to Alberta’s capital city, YEG is dedicated to facilitating...

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Our client, Velocity Truck Centres, Canada, is Western Canada's premier Freightliner and Western Star heavy-duty truck dealer, and Thomas Built supplier. They offer full-service repair, maintenance, and body shop work for Freightliner, Western Star, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Mack, and Volvo. They also provide service for Class A, Class B, and Class C motorhomes. With 18 dealerships and service facilities spread across Alberta and British Columbia, Velocity Truck Centres offers service anywhere, seven days a week. They are Western Canada’s first and longest-standing DTNA Elite support-certified group of facilities with all locations offering Express Assessment.

Velocity Truck Centres, Canada, is seeking an experienced Regional Service Manager for their BC South region. Reporting to the Director of Service – Canada, the Regional Service Manager works to align the activities of regional service managers in pursuit of operational excellence, by coaching and guiding managers to understand financials and how to optimize leadership outputs for the business. This individual will direct and oversee the BC South regional locations day-to-day service operations. This role will ideally be based in Surrey, with the potential option to be based in Kelowna, Kamloops, or Abbotsford, BC.

The ideal candidate will bring a minimum of 5 years of management experience in the dealership/trucking industry, coupled with strong verbal and written communication skills. A post secondary education in business or a related field, as well as certification as a Journeyperson Technician are required. They should demonstrate adept analytical abilities, utilizing data to drive operational decisions and devise effective solutions to complex problems. Proficiency in business management practices and a a keen business acumen are essential. Experience in leading diverse teams, including managers, is highly valued, along with excellent supervisory and leadership skills.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Mackenzie Boessenkool at mackenzie@humanisadvisory.com.

Our client, Velocity Truck Centres, Canada, is Western Canada’s premier Freightliner and Western Star heavy-duty truck dealer, and Thomas Built supplier. They offer full-service repair, maintena...

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Our client, The Brick, is one of Canada's largest retailers of furniture, mattresses, appliances, and home electronics. Established in 1971 by Bill Comrie, the company began as a small furniture store in Edmonton, Alberta. Comrie's vision was to provide customers with high-quality furniture at affordable prices, coupled with exceptional customer service. From its humble beginnings, The Brick has grown into a household name, with over 200 stores across Canada. They are seeking a Financial Process Improvement Manager who will lead process improvement initiatives for the Finance and Accounting Department, manage the Corporate Accounting team, act as a liaison between Finance and IT, act as a subject expert for Oracle Fusion and The Brick's POS systems, and support the development of custom and ad hoc reporting as required. The Brick offers a dynamic work environment that showcases your leadership talents and encourages career progression. You will be part of a supportive team, where asking questions and continuous learning are highly valued, providing ample opportunities for personal and professional development. A Bachelors degree in Commerce, Business Administration, or Computer Science is required, along with a minimum 5 years of recent experience in project management, business redesign, or workflow analysis. Experience with Oracle Fusion Financials is mandatory, as well as a solid understanding of business and reporting systems integrations, querying data, report writing, and accounting and financial analysis processes. The ideal candidate should be a self-starter who can work independently and effectively under pressure and deadlines. They will have the ability to motivate, coach, and mentor, while effectively prioritizing multiple requests to ensure a smooth and organized workflow. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please reach out to Stephanie MacKeen at stephanie@humanisadvisory.com.

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Job CategoryFinance & Accounting, Information Technology

Our client, The Brick, is one of Canada’s largest retailers of furniture, mattresses, appliances, and home electronics. Established in 1971 by Bill Comrie, the company began as a small furniture...

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CAROLINE CHEVRIER, BA, MBA

SENIOR STRATEGIC ADVISOR
Since 2007, Caroline has founded three companies in the healthcare sector. In 2016, Edelman, a global leader in communications and public relations, acquired her agency SIXDEGRÉS, a company specializing in medical communications and health marketing.

Throughout her career, she who acts now as Senior Stretegic Advisor at Humanis, has collaborated with over 50 major companies and associations for strategic national or international projects in the fields of life sciences, pharmaceuticals, health technology, and innovation.

She stands out for her strategic vision, collaborative leadership, and ability to achieve concrete results, which has earned her a finalist spot for the prestigious Quebec Businesswoman Award. Frequently sought by the media as an expert, she comments on entrepreneurship and business.

Caroline holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Sherbrooke, with a concentration in microbiology, a certificate in marketing, and an Executive MBA from the University of Quebec in Montreal.

An athlete, she advocates for a healthy work-life balance, which she believes is essential for happiness and success in business.

HOOMAN TARAVATI, MBA, CPA, CMA

SENIOR STRATEGIC ADVISOR
As a Senior Strategic Advisor at Humanis Montreal, Hooman leverages his extensive experience and cross-industry credentials to assist premier organizations in identifying and connecting with high-performing executives. His role involves bridging these high performers in his trusted network with opportunities that align with their culture and aspirations, ensuring successful placements and long-term success.

With over 25 years of experience at top international consulting firms, he has advised senior executives and delivered complex global transformation efforts for CFOs and Treasurers. His expertise spans business transformation, enterprise systems selection, implementation and integration, financial planning, and reporting. He has worked with dynamic global companies across various industries including asset management, banking and financial services, insurance, real estate, and high-technology manufacturing.

Hooman owns a CMA-MBA in Accounting, Management and Finance from UQAM, and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from McGill University. His personal and academic journey has taken him across multiple continents, allowing him to become proficient in French, English, and Spanish, and conversant in Italian and Farsi. He is a proud and present father of three, and cherishes spending time with friends and family, engaging in active sports, and sharing sharp opinions on politics, economics, and life outlooks.

ADAM PEKARSKY

PARTNER
Adam is the Founding Partner of Pekarsky & Co., the predecessor firm to Humanis, and has been recruiting executives and advising Boards for nearly 25 years.

A writer, sessional instructor at the University of Calgary, and frequent speaker, Adam has achieved success as a member of the management team of a national law firm, a partner in a global executive search firm and, once upon a time, a practicing lawyer. Formerly, Adam was a Client Partner in the Calgary office of Korn/Ferry International.

Adam holds a law degree from the University of Alberta and completed his undergraduate studies at Tufts University in Boston where he attained summa cum laude distinction for his undergraduate thesis.

Adam spent six years on the Board of Directors of Tourism Calgary, eight years on the YMCA of Calgary Board and is currently chairing a Camp Chief Hector Capital Campaign raising $17m. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation and chairs the HR Committee.

CAMERON MCDONALD

PARTNER
Cameron is a Partner at Humanis and brings more than 15 years’ experience within executive search. His experience extends to recruiting senior talent across corporate services and operations within oil and gas, oilfield services, financial services, manufacturing, real estate and construction, as well as non-profit.

He began his search career in Sydney, Australia, joining a leading international firm straight out of university.

In 2010, Cameron moved to Calgary spending more than 6 years within the retained search practice of a national integrated talent development firm, recruiting permanent roles across numerous functions and industries, as well as leading the firm’s interim search practice. In 2017, he joined Pekarsky & Co., Humanis Calgary’s predecessor.

Cameron is active in the community volunteering his time with numerous charitable organizations including The Calgary Stampede’s Courtesy Car Committee and the Executive Committee for The Top 7 Over 70 Awards Program.

Once active in Calgary’s rugby and cricket scene, now Cameron spends most of his time enjoying the outdoors and spending time with his wife and three kids.

RANJU SHERGILL, ICD.D

MANAGING PARTNER
As Managing Partner of Humanis, Calgary, Ranju leads the management and operations of the office and executive searches with an expertise in C-Suite and for-profit Board searches. She leads the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and is a member of the Americas Council for the Association of Executive Search Consultants, a global association leading the search industry in best practices and innovation. Ranju’s Board involvement includes her current role as Vice-Chair for the Calgary Convention Centre Authority, and past Chair of the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association Board. She was honored to be awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta) in 2022 and acquired her ICD.D designation in 2023 from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Business.

Ranju joined the firm in 2009 with a 16-year career in environmental sciences. Previously, she was the Senior Vice President, Corporate Services for an organization with remediation and reclamation services and teams across Western Canada. Ranju acquired her Bachelor of Science and Graduate degree in Environmental Toxicology from Simon Fraser University and enjoys international travel as well as spending time outdoors.

SUSIE BESLER

SENIOR CONSULTANT
Susie joined Humanis in 2016. She brings a diverse background in the recruitment, healthcare and professional services industries. Susie draws from her past experiences as an entrepreneur, Chartered Accountant and Registered Nurse to bring both technical and business understanding to each client engagement.  

As a CPA herself, Susie naturally leads the majority of the firm’s senior level finance and accounting searches. Over the past few years, she has also enjoyed leading the annual Board recruitment for a number of vital not-for-profit organizations serving diverse communities across Calgary. Susie is known to her clients and candidates for her dedicated professionalism, business acumen and expertise in matching talent to client needs.  

Prior to joining Humanis, Susie worked as a Search Manager with a national search and consulting firm where she specialized in placing finance and accounting leaders.   

After completing her Business degree, Susie worked with KPMG Calgary where she obtained her Chartered Accountant designation.
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NEEL NANDHA

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Neel is a Research Associate with Humanis where he brings a global perspective into the firm’s research initiatives and specializes in market research across various industries. Originally from Tanzania, Neel holds a degree in Bachelor of Management from the University of British Columbia.

Neel initially gained experience as an Analyst with a marketing agency. He holds an EKT-Interactive certification in Oil and Gas, Renewable Energies, and Hydrogen Energy. Additionally, he possesses an Executive Research Certificate from the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants.

Neel resonates as a third-cultured kid and values cultural diversity at his core given his upbringing living in East Africa. He actively contributes to community development, serving as an alumni advisory member for the UBC Afro Caribbean Association to continue his efforts in promoting cultural understanding.

Intrigued by architecture, he capitalizes on his artistic intuition by exploring oil on canvas or using Sketch Up. Tennis, sailing, boxing, and soccer are where Neel channels his competitive spirit.

KATE SPENCER

CONSULTANT
Kate is a Consultant with Humanis Talent Acquisition & Advisory and executes on various searches within the legal, not-for-profit, marketing & communications and professional services sectors, among others.

Prior to joining the firm, Kate worked as a purchaser for a local equine retail company where she was a key component to the buying team as well as assisting in all aspects of customer service.

Kate holds a Bachelor of Communication & Culture from the University of Calgary. In a previous life, Kate was a competitive showjumper and coach. She competed across Western Canada and worked with amateur riders in developing their skills both on and off the horse.

Outside of work, Kate is an avid distance runner, beginner surfer and travel enthusiast. When she’s not embarking on a new adventure, she can be found with her nose in a book and loves to travel back home to Calgary as often as she can to visit friends and family.

KIARA MARIKA, MBA

DIRECTOR, MARKETING & ADMINISTRATION
Kiara is the Director of Marketing & Administration at Humanis Talent Acquisition & Advisory, driving dynamic strategies across social media, website, events, and our widely read blog, The Ampersand. As a co-host of The Ampersand: Unplugged podcast, Kiara explores issues that impact human capital and, more broadly, the human condition. With a solid foundation in marketing strategy through her diverse previous roles, Kiara has spearheaded the marketing function of Humanis including refining brand identities, developing targeted campaigns, and implementing innovative digital marketing initiatives to drive engagement and growth.

With a BBA in Marketing and Finance from Mount Royal University, including a transformative study abroad semester in Australia, she elevated her expertise with an MBA from the University of Calgary in 2023.

Beyond the boardroom, Kiara energizes her life with fitness classes and travelling. Her passion for exploration extends to immersing herself in new cultures, savoring cuisines, exploring stunning views, and connecting with diverse people worldwide.

BREANNE GIASSON

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Breanne Giasson is the newest addition to the team at Humanis Talent Acquisition & Advisory as our Office Administrator, providing administrative support to all team members.

Before joining the firm, Breanne gained experience working in office settings to advance her skills in administrative support and also worked in customer service.

With a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Mount Royal University, Breanne graduated on both the Dean’s and President’s honour rolls, showcasing her dedication to academic excellence. During her studies, Breanne developed and honed her writing, editing, and research skills, which will be valuable assets in her role here at Humanis.

Breanne’s passion for social issues, both on local and global scales, drives her to make a positive impact in the world through her work and personal life.

Outside of work, Breanne is an avid reader, TV enthusiast, and pop culture aficionado. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and taking her dog (“son”), Arnold, on walks.

ERIN HOEKSTRA, JD

SENIOR CONSULTANT
Erin is a Senior Consultant at Humanis where she leads executive search mandates across a wide variety of industries and functional roles. As a lawyer herself, she brings expertise in legal executive search. She also routinely leads executive searches across the not-for-profit, tourism & hospitality, professional and financial services, utilities and energy industries, among others. Prior to joining Humanis, Erin was a corporate lawyer at one of Canada’s most prestigious national corporate law firms. She was called to the bar in 2015 and remains a member of the Law Society of Alberta.

Erin is a lifelong learner and spent the better part of a decade in post-secondary education. She holds a and a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. As part of her studies, she spent time living abroad in France, India, Italy, Israel and Hong Kong, and brings connections and friendships from all around the globe. Erin has also invested in continuous professional development, completing a Certificate in Executive Research from the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), the international body that sets the standard for the executive search and leadership consulting profession. She is also part of the Humanis leadership development team, and is certified to administer and use Hogan Assessments, a leading series of psychometric assessments, in both the search selection and leadership development contexts.

Before Erin entered the professional world, she grew up on the family grain farm outside of Kindersley, Saskatchewan. To this day, picking rocks for hours on end on the back of her dad’s pickup truck remains the hardest “job” she has ever held. She takes that prairie work ethic into each search and leadership consulting mandate she takes on, leaving no stone unturned. Erin is an active member of her church community and has volunteered for many years as a Mentor for internationally trained lawyers with CRIEC, the Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council. When Erin is not on the hunt for an organization’s next leader, she can be found spending time with friends and family, adventuring in the mountains, or researching the latest health study.

RACHEL JANZ, BBA

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Rachel is a Research Associate with Humanis. She provides support throughout the search process by sourcing suitable candidates and researching revenant information from salary insights to market trends across a variety of industries. 

Joining in early 2024, Rachel brought three years of contingent recruitment experience with her. Working with both general contractors and owners, she successfully executed various searches in the civil construction sector. Prior to recruitment, Rachel also spent close to four years in logistics and supply chain working for a third-party company. 

Outside of work, Rachel volunteers with the Calgary Drop-In Center. Additionally, she has an interest in interior design. Rachel enjoys getting creative and exploring the elements that create beautiful and functional spaces.

RENÉ TARDIF

PARTNER
For over 15 years, René has been trusted by countless private sector organizations with the task of overseeing full-cycle executive search mandates. He is passionate about the recruitment industry and is actively involved in every aspect of the search process, including business development, research, interviewing, candidate assessments, and client management. René has placed top executives for leading organizations in a variety of industries within the Western Canadian market. He believes in the value of his client partnerships and strives to ensure that every client experience is a positive and memorable one.

René holds a BA with a Psychology major from the University of Alberta. He most recently sat on the boards of Alberta Forward and the Edmonton Ski Club, and is the past Vice Chair of Kids Up Front Edmonton. He donates his time to youth leadership initiatives in his community, and outside of work can be found on a ski hill or relaxing at the lake and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

MAX DAWSON

PARTNER
Max boasts over a decade of expertise and experience in executive recruitment, corporate sponsorship, and business and relationship development – during which he has amassed in-depth knowledge of North America’s corporate and sporting landscape.

As a former three sport varsity athlete, Max was able to bring the corporate and sporting worlds together through earning an MBA with an emphasis in sports management from Griffith University – which led to a position in Corporate Partnerships with the Edmonton Oilers.

Max then began his executive search career at Conroy Ross Partners with a focus in finance, sales, and marketing. After leading the Canadian operations of SRI, a global boutique recruitment firm focused on sports, media, and entertainment, Max co-founded the Toronto-based leadership development company Won for All.

In addition to sharing his passion for staying active with his daughters Stella and Ada, Max also sits on the board of Luge Canada.

DIANE WHEATLEY

MANAGING PARTNER
Diane is a proven and genuine leader with over 30 years of leadership experience. As Managing Partner of Humanis, Edmonton Diane manages all corporate functions, including finance and accounting, marketing, IT, legal, and privacy, while overseeing the achievement of the firm’s annual strategic plan.

Before joining Humanis, Diane spent a decade as the Chief Administrative Officer for a national HR talent management firm, playing a strategic operational role that saw the organization grow and be successfully acquired during her tenure. She also spent 20 years in various senior management positions in lending and finance with one of the Top 5 Canadian banks.

Diane is closely involved with the Edmonton community and actively participates in numerous local causes. She previously served as the Chair of Fundraising for the Festival of Trees Foundation and is a longstanding member of the Medical Admission Review Group at the University of Alberta, where she conducts reviews and interviews for medical school admissions during the annual admission cycle.

RAJ BHATTI

PARTNER
A Partner with Humanis Edmonton, Raj brings over a decade of search related experience. He began his career in recruitment in 2012 working for a global firm specializing in the placement of senior-level accounting, finance and business systems professionals on a project and interim basis.

Managing the consulting practice in Edmonton, Raj was able to provide companies with cost-effective project-based resource solutions and staff augmentation services to meet project needs in areas including accounting, finance, interim management, business systems, audit & compliance, taxation, treasury, and operations management. His experience extends to recruiting senior talent across corporate services and operations within oilfield services, financial services, manufacturing, real estate, construction, and non-profit.

Raj serves as a Board member for the Junior Achievement of Northern Alberta, YMCA of Edmonton, and Free Play for Kids.

Raj holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta with a Major in Accounting.

Outside of work, he spends most of his time with his wife Pam and their two boys, Arryn and Naiyan.

NATHAN MAKAROWSKI

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Nathan is a Research Coordinator at Humanis Advisory and a proud graduate of the University of Alberta. While obtaining his Bachelor of Commerce Degree, Nathan began working as a recruiter at a Canadian bank where he developed a passion for building relationships and growing his network.

You will often find Nathan enjoying all the thrills that Edmonton has to offer. Whether that be cheering on the Oilers or biking through the river valley, Nathan is an advocate for the city. His world revolves around sports, including hockey, golf, and football. He channels this competitive spirit through his work, as Nathan carries his values of teamwork, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of success in every project he takes on.

STEPHANIE MACKEEN

SENIOR CONSULTANT
Meet Stephanie, your dedicated guide in the world of talent acquisition. With a passion for connecting great individuals and companies, she brings a wealth of experience as a registered professional recruiter. Stephanie has cultivated robust relationships with candidates and hiring managers across diverse fields, utilizing her expertise in sourcing, selection, behavioral interviewing, salary negotiations, onboarding, offboarding, and relationship management to turn our clients' corporate visions into reality.

Stephanie is a dynamic individual who understands the importance of weaving personal passions into her professional journey. She values the human side of the business, making the search process efficient and enjoyable.

Beyond the professional realm, Stephanie is a firm believer in the balance between work, family, and enjoyment. You'll find her unwinding in the great outdoors through camping, skiing, and hiking with family. Committed to making a positive impact, she dedicates her time to volunteering for the Canadian Diabetes Society and has served as the treasurer and fundraiser for sport clubs and served on many community initiatives.

MADISON BESSETTE

RESEARCH COORDINATOR
Madison Bessette serves as a Research Coordinator at Humanis Advisory. Madison is currently studying in the Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of Alberta where she is majoring in accounting and minoring in finance. Her passion for learning and connecting with others is what has driven her towards the talent acquisition space, where she strives to broaden her knowledge on all things search.

In addition to her academic activities, Madison engages in a variety of extracurricular activities on campus. As the President of the Business Speaker Series Club and the Director of Marketing for the Venture Capital and Private Equity Club, Madison values the opportunity to connect with her peers and make meaningful connections. In her free time, Madison unwinds by participating in hot yoga and indulging in fantasy novels.

JAMIE PHILLIPS

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Jamie is a Research Associate at Humanis Talent Acquisition & Advisory. Her expertise is in mapping markets, developing and implementing candidate research and outreach strategies, building talent pools, and fostering relationships. She takes a special interest in curating positive candidate experiences and inclusive and accessible hiring practices.

With a BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia, she brings to the firm nearly a decade of experience in global executive search in the international non-profit and humanitarian sector, including UN agencies, development banking, and environmental and sustainability organizations. For three years, she ran her own business coaching and guiding senior-level candidates through their job searches.

When she’s not at work, Jamie enjoys third-wave coffee, writing, gardening, and horror movies. In a previous life, she traveled to over 35 countries and lived and worked/volunteered in Australia, New Zealand, India, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, and the United Kingdom.

YANOUK POIRIER

CO-MANAGING PARTNER
Mr. Yanouk Poirier has over 25 years of professional experience and has successfully led numerous missions in executive recruitment, leadership consulting, and board member recruitment for SMEs, large national and international companies. Highly involved, Mr. Poirier sits on the boards of Penrhyn International, Club St-James in Montreal, and the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. He also serves as a mentor and Governor for the University of Sherbrooke. Yanouk describes himself as a family man, a father, an entrepreneur, and a connector. He deeply believes that we can change the world one leader at a time and that we have a responsibility to give back to society.

Holder of an MBA from the University of Sherbrooke, Yanouk also holds a post-MBA focusing on major global strategic issues. He is certified in executive coaching (ACC) by the International Coaching Federation.

CYNTHIA LABONTÉ, MBA

CO-MANAGING PARTNER
For over 20 years, Cynthia Labonté has been assisting boards of directors, corporate executives and public organizations in the complete management of executive search processes. Previously, she led a team of senior managers and consultants at a major Canadian strategic consulting and executive search firm.

She has successfully completed over 350 executive search mandates for leading companies and firms in the manufacturing, industrial, distribution, retail, professional services and not-for-profit sectors. Her entrepreneurial spirit, business acumen, rigor and analytical skills are essential attributes that enable her to recognize the unique culture and needs of organizations, and to analyze the leadership required to meet her clients' business challenges.

Ms. Labonté is a member of EntreChefs (a network of over 2,000 entrepreneurs in Quebec). Cynthia is very involved in Montreal's philanthropic community, actively participating on boards and in many local causes.

She holds a double MBA from Université Paris-Dauphine and from ESG-UQAM in Montreal.

ROBIN FERRÉ

CONSULTANT
Robin Ferré is an executive search consultant.

Prior to joining Humanis, Robin worked as a consultant and then as a director for a major player in executive search in Canada, where he worked in a variety of sectors including professional services, technology and manufacturing.

Prior to this, he worked in various organizations in Europe and Canada, in human resources and recruitment functions.

In his spare time, Robin is very involved in his community. He is a board member of the Société Économique de l’Ontario and the Alliance Française de Toronto.

He's also a big fan of combat sports, which he likes to practice or simply watch after a good dinner with his loved ones.

Robin Ferré holds a bachelor's degree in Law and a master's degree in Human Resources.

MARIA ICAZA

CONSULTANT
Maria Icaza is from Mexico City; she has more than 13 years of experience in executive search. She has collaborated with partners on senior management roles up to C-Suite positions in the manufacturing, consumer, retail, pharmaceutical, industrial and professional services industry. She has been working in Mexico and Canada, nevertheless she did some assignments in Latin-America, Europe, and in the United States.

She has strong interpersonal skills and naturally attracts high-caliber talents. Besides her love for connecting with people, she aims to learn new things every day. Committed and devoted to the firm, she understands the talent market and thrives from being part of a team.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Universidad del Valle de Mexico.  

Fluent in Spanish and English, and in French (in development).

STÉPHANIE LAROSE

PROJECT COORDINATOR
Stéphanie has been working in communications and research for over 10 years. Always looking for the right word, she specialized in writing, translating, and proofreading. She has also worked on many search mandates. Her favourite topic remains human beings: exploring their potential fascinates her.

A true chameleon, she has worked within various industries and still deals equally with executive and artistic profiles. Her strength lies in her curiosity and her listening skills towards her collaborators.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Literature from Université de Lorraine (France) and attaches great importance to improving her linguistic and literary knowledge. Sensitive to art in all its forms and creative, she draws inspiration from those who dare to stand out.

A mother to two young children, education and openness to the world remain at the heart of her priorities. During her free time, nothing pleases her more than to welcome at her table people who are authentic and have a great sense of humour. 

RICHARD BÉLANGER

SENIOR CONSULTANT
Richard Bélanger is a senior consultant who has extensive experience in high-level management which has allowed him to support several types of businesses in different industries and sectors, mainly in executive search but also in their succession planning process.

His experience of more than 25 years in the field of executive recruitment was acquired within his own firm as well as with a major Canadian strategic consulting and executive search firm.

Richard was President of a subsidiary of a key retailer and distributor of consumer products and catalog sales in Canada.

He serves on different Boards of Administration and has developed an enviable network based on his personal values which are authenticity, rigor, and a sense of ethics. His people skills and his ability to actively listen combined with his managerial courage allow him to ensure that the needs of his customers are understood.
Richard Bélanger
514.808.6084

MACKENZIE BOESSENKOOL

RESEARCH COORDINATOR
Mackenzie Boessenkool is a Research Coordinator at Humanis Advisory and a graduate of the University of Alberta, where she studied Psychology and Economics. Combining her knowledge in these fields, Mackenzie dives into talent acquisition, focusing on the human aspect being the process.

Beyond her professional role, Mackenzie enjoys sports, live music events, exploring Edmonton’s various cultural offerings, and is always looking for a new experience to try. She finds joy in connecting with her community and has a genuine interest in people. Mackenzie is dedicated to fostering meaningful relationships and strives for success every step of the way.
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