Jobplex Appoints Partners

January 20, 2023 – Jobplex, the Chicago-based partner company of DHR Global, has named Jeff Mercer and John McDonald as its newest partners.

Mr. Mercer becomes a partner in the industrial practice group. He is based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He brings 20 years of experience in operations, sales, business development, and managerial roles. Mr. Mercer focuses on building relationships with clients and sourcing top talent for their executive teams. With a deep understanding of the corporate services and operations within oil and gas, professional services, real estate, construction and non-profit, he has recruited leaders for roles including C-level, vice presidents, general managers, and directors.

“Jeff has a very strong executive search background and will be a natural leader in our Calgary office,” said Justin Hirsch, CEO of Jobplex. “His relationships in Vancouver and British Columbia will enhance our cross-border relations while continuing to strengthen Jobplex’s presence in Canada. I am very excited that he is joining our team.”

Previously, Mr. Mercer was principal at privately held executive search firm Aplin. While there, he led searches for senior-level management professionals throughout Canada. Mr. Mercer is also a mentor and uses his expertise as a former professional hockey player by coaching minor league hockey.

Mr. McDonald becomes a partner in the advanced technology, financial services, and diversity practice groups. He serves clients ranging from emerging growth companies to the world’s premier public technology corporations. Mr. McDonald has completed assignments at Microsoft for corporate vice president, vice presidents, general managers and senior directors with functional focuses in emerging technologies, software, and hardware.

“We’re excited to welcome John to the Jobplex team,” said Mr. Hirsch. “With his strategic approach to recruiting top technology talent, he is sure to be an asset to our clients.”

“DHR Jobplex provides me with the scale and scope to execute at the enterprise level with the client focus of a boutique firm,” said Mr. McDonald. “I look forward to collaborating with my new DHR and Jobplex colleagues to provide the best service and top talent to my clients.”

Jobplex Appoints CEO and HR Practice Group Leader
Jobplex named Justin Hirsch as chief executive officer and human resources practice group leader. “Justin has been instrumental to the establishment of Jobplex as the emerging leader search firm of choice,” said Geoff Hoffmann, CEO of DHR Global. “He’s successfully evolved the brand, built awareness, brought credibility, developed the team, and grown the business through exceptional client service and sharp business insights. We’re honored to have him on our team.” Mr. Hirsch previously served as president and HR executive search lead and has driven the firm’s growth for the past 10 years. The firm says that he continues in this capacity in an elevated role to guide Jobplex into the future.

Prior to starting his career in executive search, Mr. McDonald spent more than 20 years in financial services solving business problems for senior executives. He was previously a vice president at Morgan Stanley with functional experience in capital markets, asset management, alternative investments, and trading.

Serving Clients Globally

Jobplex, founded in 1996, is a global talent acquisition solutions company that serves a diverse client base. The firm was created to meet the needs of the next generation recruiting market, complementing the senior-level retained executive search services provided by DHR International. In partnership, the two companies are designed to provide a total recruitment solution.

Since 1989, DHR Global has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly owned offices spanning the globe. The firm’s consultants specialize in all industries and functions, providing senior-level executive search, management assessment and succession planning services tailored to the qualities and specifications of its client base.

Related: DHR Global Acquires Westmont Search

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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