About Us

Optimum Talent enables organizations to achieve success through people. We collaborate with leading organizations to recruit, develop, engage, retain, and transition talent. The result for our clients is a stronger employer brand, and a team of talent with the capability to achieve their business goals.

With origins dating back over 40 years, Optimum Talent has grown to over 260 colleagues operating in 13 offices from coast to coast. We provide expertise in Executive Search and Recruitment Solutions, Leadership Assessment and Development, and Career Transition and Outplacement.

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Optimum Talent enables organizations to achieve success through people. We collaborate with leading organizations to recruit, develop, engage, retain, and transition talent. The result for our clients is a stronger employer brand, and a team of leaders and talent with the capability to achieve their business goals.

With origins dating back over 40 years, Optimum Talent has become Canada’s largest, privately-owned and operated integrated talent management firm. We have 260 colleagues in 13 offices across Canada, providing expertise in Leadership, Assessment and DevelopmentCareer Transition and Outplacement, and Executive Search and Recruitment Solutions.

Through strategic partnership with the Career Star Group we can execute global outplacement and leadership coaching projects with the same standard of excellence that we deliver nationally.

Solutions And Expertise

Solutions
  • All Solutions
Industries
  • All Industries
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Optimum Talent Expands Montreal Office

Toronto-headquartered Optimum Talent has continued its recent expansion with the additions of Robert Racine, Nathalie Dallaire, Claudia Pascu and Bruno Ouellette to its Montreal office. “It is with great pride that we have been growing our team on a continual basis, integrating players whose talent, creativity and high standards of excellence enable us to meet the exciting and

Optimum Talent Acquires Vézina Nadeau Labre
Optimum Talent Acquires Vézina Nadeau Labre

Toronto-headquartered Optimum Talent has acquired Vézina Nadeau Labre (VNL), an organizational development, coaching and career transition firm. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed. VNL has been recognized by business leaders and organizations across Quebec and Canada for its outstanding service and human approach, said Optimum Talent. “Its team has worked with clients across all industries and

Optimum Talent Expands Executive Search Practice
Optimum Talent Ryna Young Chris Heselton Angus McComb

Optimum Talent has announced the addition of three new recruitment professionals to its executive search practice. Ryna Young, Chris Heselton and Angus McComb further strengthen the lineup of the Toronto-based firm. “Attracting established executive search professionals like Ryna, Chris, and Angus to Optimum Talent says a lot about our firm’s growing reputation,” said Peter Zukow,

Optimum Talent Names Leader of Executive Search for Central Canada
Optimum Talent Samantha Wood

Toronto-headquartered Optimum Talent has appointed Samantha Wood as vice president and market leader of executive search and recruitment solutions in Central Canada. “Welcoming Samantha to the firm is a big win for Optimum Talent. She brings with her tremendous industry knowledge and a great reputation as a leader, which is exactly what we need as we

Press Releases

Optimum Talent’s Momentum Continues with the Launch of Their New, Bilingual Career Management Portal

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, November 15, 2017  – Optimum Talent is thrilled to announce the launch of their new, bilingual career management portal designed to reduce the average length of an employee transition, minimize the emotional impact of the role departure, and equip users with the skills to manage their careers in today’s competitive business world. “We

Optimum Talent Announces the Appointment of New CEO, Mike Bacchus

MONTREAL, QC, CANADA – October 10, 2017 – Optimum Talent is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Bacchus from President of Western Canada to Chief Executive Officer. Ronald Dahms, Optimum Talent’s former CEO, will serve in the role of Executive Chair. “I am thrilled to have Mike step into the role of CEO,” said Ronald Dahms. “He

Optimum Talent Recognized as One of the Best Talent Management Consulting Companies

MONTREAL, QC, CANADA -July 12, 2017 – Optimum Talent is pleased to share that they have been chosen by the HR community as one of Canada’s Best Talent Management Consulting Companies.“On behalf of the Optimum Talent Team, I would like to say how honoured we are to receive this recognition. We are an organization of people who

Optimum Talent Welcomes Peter Zukow as President of Central Canada and Matt Goff as Vice President of Client Solutions

TORONTO, ON, CANADA – February 23, 2017 – Ronald Dahms, Chief Executive Officer at Optimum Talent is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Zukow as President of Central Canada and Matt Goff as Vice President of Client Solutions within Optimum Talent’s Leadership Assessment & Development practice. “Peter is a business builder with an extraordinary track record of delivering

Optimum Talent Announces the Acquisition of Conroy Ross Partners

MONTREAL, ON, CANADA, January 18, 2017 – Optimum Talent is pleased to announce the acquisition of retained search experts Conroy Ross Partners, creating the largest Canadian-owned, integrated talent management firm with a coast-to-coast presence.The transaction brings together two reputable businesses known for delivering exceptional client service and expertise in complementary areas of the talent management space. Combined,

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