Bonnie Sullivan, RPR, HRM Cert.
As Managing Director of Sullivan Search, Bonnie attracts and develops exceptional research, consulting and search teams to serve the needs of long-term clients and those referred to her by long-term clients. Whether its clients, candidates or consulting staff, Bonnie builds relationships that sees these professionals reach out and want to work with her time and again. With nine years as manager and top performer in both Canadian and global recruiting firms, Bonnie has demonstrated her flexibility and adaptability to work with clients and leaders across many sectors of the Canadian economy.
Known for her deep client relationships, her prolific energy, her willingness to listen, learn and be creative, Bonnie has solved many pressing and complex searches for her clients. A Qualified Professional in The Attentional and Interpersonal Style Inventory (TAIS) psychometric leadership assessment tool, Bonnie works closely with applied psychologists in understanding candidates’ performance profiles.
Bonnie prides herself in managing both her work and family life – she keeps herself busy with her 3 beautiful and “highly energetic” boys – tolerant and supportive husband, friends and family.
Manager, Staffing Solutions (Commercial Construction)
Christa is a valued member of our Professional & Managerial team based in Edmonton, specializing in the placement of sales professionals in Western Canada. Christa obtained a Bachelor of Science at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, NS. This lead her to Calgary, AB, where she completed her Bachelor of Education at the University of Calgary. Immediately upon graduation, she taught for the Calgary Board of Education for 6 years. Christa’s passion for fulfilling others needs and reaching their goals, allowed for the shift in her career path; an effortless transition. Her dedication to establishing strong client partnerships enables her to fully understand and meet her clients’ needs in every unique search assignment she undertakes.
Ambitious and highly goal-oriented, Christa is on a continuous path towards striking the perfect work-life balance! She is a mom and a wife, who enjoys spending time outdoors, or on the court.
Lynda Schroeder, DipBA, DipMA
Senior Executive Search Consultant (Municipal and Commercial Construction)
Lynda is a seasoned HR and Search Consultant with more than 20 years of experience focusing on public and not-for-profit sectors. She has specialist expertise in strategy planning, labour relations, risk management, compensation/benefits and performance management. Lynda studied Business with a major in Human Resources as well as Municipal Administration, holds dual health and safety certifications and an international certification in quality improvement. As a catalyst for positive change, Lynda has a history of engaging others to generate new ideas and increase overall performance. She is adept at establishing policies, procedures and utilizing technologies to enhance efficiency, accountability and fulfillment of organizational objectives. She enjoys building and strengthening strategic partnerships through transparency and strong hands-on leadership. Her passion is to guide values driven organizations, specifically those focused on transformational change, to achieve new heights.
With a love of the outdoors and a passion for “yard work”…yes “yard work”, Lynda can be found manicuring her yard and gardens or enjoying the cottage with family and friends.
Manager, Staffing Solutions
Ayaz brings a wealth of diverse experience to Sullivan Search. Having both operated his own business and worked for companies in a variety of industries, he understands the importance of customer orientation, entrepreneurialism and relationship building. Ayaz has worked in a start-up organization in the waste water treatment industry as well as a more established organization in the industrial automation space, working heavily with food and beverage organizations. Leveraging his excellent interpersonal skills, as well as and his innate ability to understand technical concepts, Ayaz takes the time to understand organizational culture and position requirements in in order to place the highest caliber candidates.
Ayaz has lived in Nairobi, Grahamstown, Dubai and Toronto and is happy to call Ottawa his home. He and his wife are avid travelers and try to visit a new country each year. Ayaz has a Bachelor’s of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa and his passion for the outdoors and wildlife led him to become a PADI certified Scuba Diver in 2012.
Sheila Leach, BA, MA
Sheila specializes in placing Life Sciences and Professional & Technical candidates across Eastern Ontario. With a strong background in HR and education, Sheila brings over 11 years’ experience in the retail and academic sectors. She has extensive knowledge of strategic talent sourcing, planning and development, supported by strong commercial acumen. Sheila graduated from McGill University with a B.A. in Linguistics and from Cardiff University with an M.A. in Forensic Linguistics.
When she’s not working, Sheila loves spending time with her nearest and dearest, especially outdoors!
Lana Murphy, BComm, MSc
Manager, Recruitment (Commercial Construction)
Lana is an energetic, ambitious and enthusiastic professional who focuses on placing Sales and Marketing professionals across Ontario. The role of Recruitment Consultant at Sullivan Search is a natural fit for Lana, who greatly enjoys the daily interaction of working with clients. With a strong background in business-to-business client relationships, marketing and financial services, Lana has close to 10 years’ experience in the retail, automotive and financial sectors. She has extensive hands-on experience in fostering existing client relationships, and generating new ones supported by in-depth discussion, research, and strong commercial insight.
Lana holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Marketing from Saint Mary’s University and a Masters in Marketing, Consumption and Society from the University of Limerick. Her educational experience has effectively trained her to maximize both the detail-oriented and creative sides of her brain, allowing her to simultaneously focus on both the detail and the bigger picture.
When Lana isn’t making new connections in her work life, she chooses to spend her time burning energy on the soccer field, traveling, and exploring Ottawa’s vast culinary scene.
John Harper, BA
John is a People & Team Strategist. He is an expert in reading and identifying an individual’s core behavioural talent to determine if they have what it takes to lead others, sell, execute, and drive results. He performs over 600 psychometric assessments per year in a broad section of industries from CPG, Pharmaceutical, Crown Corporations, Manufacturing to Municipal.
John is a seasoned professional who has built long term partnerships with his clients because of his commitment to getting results. He is consumed with keeping low-performers out of his client groups while accurately determining the potential of existing employees.
In its simplicity… John acts like a “co-pilot” for Business Leaders on their People Strategy.
Kevin Judge, BBA
Kevin has more than 20 years of experience as a leader, collaborative partner, coach, and HR consultant. He has experience implementing a wide range of human resources, talent management, and organizational development initiatives that are aligned with his clients’ exact needs. He has worked with many different industries, small and large organizations, domestically and internationally, providing his expertise in climates of growth, decline and business transformation. Kevin is currently an HR consultant and Certified Executive Coach. He also enjoys developing HR practitioners as a part-time professor at Algonquin College in Ottawa. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Bishop’s University, as well as numerous HR certifications from institutions such as Cornell University, St. Francis-Xavier University, Royal Roads University, and Algonquin College.
In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family, working on home renovations, and planning back yard tiny homes.