Meet Our Team

Just like the high calibre professionals and executives we source for our clients — we are also proud of our own Search Consultants. Meet some of our team members in each region across Canada.

CORPORATE HEAD OFFICE

phone1 1.403.389.2234
(Alberta)

Terry Leighton
Corporate Head Office – Calgary, AB, Canada
VP – Managing Partner – North America & International Markets

Terry has been an executive search and recruitment professional for more than fifteen years, and has created relationships with various industry leaders and recruited an array of professionals from different sectors both regionally, nationally and internationally. Before aligning himself with Leighton Partners in 2011, he was with Trillium Talent Resources for five years heading up the Western Canadian division in their general management and human capital practice. Terry brings with him an array of experience and a wealth of knowledge from multiple industries such as pharmaceutical, consumer products, food service, physician training etc.

CANADIAN MARKETS Canada

Alberta

phone11.780.996.5155
(Alberta)

Mandy Smallwood
Edmonton, AB & Western Canada Region
Executive Search/Recruitment Consultant, Business Development & Professional Search

Mandy is an Executive Recruiter with over 30 years’ experience in business and non-profit operations. Through her experiences as an executive manager, for some prominent organizations, she understands there’s nothing more crucial to the success of an organization than bringing the right people on board, especially when you consider a bad executive hire could cost tens of thousands of dollars. She is very effective in pre-qualifying and pre-screening and ensuring to only present right-fit candidates to our clients in the first place. Mandy’s past success comes from combining her local knowledge, industry expertise and working collaboratively with our client HR teams. She loves to build relationships and gets to know you as an organization, what you want from your employees, and what process determines a successful hire and offer. Mandy will source the most in demand Executive and Management staff and manage the entire process throughout, delivering a collaborative service built on quality.

phone11.403.512.2845
(Alberta)

Angie Friesen
Calgary, AB  & Western Canada Region
Executive Search/Recruitment Consultant, Business Development & Professional Search

Angie has several years of recruitment and staffing experience and has worked with both Private and Public corporations throughout Canada. Angie offers superior recruitment solutions to employers and career advancement to senior management, professional and C-Level job seekers. Angie’s specialties’ are Full-cycle 360 recruitment, Sourcing (hard-to-fill), Headhunting, Negotiations, Networking, Business and Account Development and delivering on client promises

phone11.403.542.3389
(Alberta)

Joy Lumanog, MBA, PCP, CHRP
Calgary, AB  & Western Canada Region
Executive Search/Recruitment Consultant, Business Development & Professional Search

Joy comes to Leighton Partners as a Certified Human Resources Professional and Certified Compliance Practitioner in human rights, compensation and equity regulations and legislation. She has collaborated and provided leadership, training and coaching to regional Human Resources business partners and business leaders. Joy has combined 15+ years of proven experience collaborating with business leaders to conduct HR strategic planning; Possesses broad knowledge HR management best practices. Demonstrated success in initiating cost containment strategies resulting in significant cost efficiencies. Proven accomplishments in addressing HR concerns relevant to talent acquisition, training, workforce skills development and retention, employee engagement, succession planning and organization design.

phone11.403.969.1503
(Alberta)

Kelly Dickinson, RPR
Calgary, AB, Western Canadian & Western USA Markets
Executive Search/Recruitment Consultant, Business Development & Professional Search

Kelly comes to Leighton Partners with 15+ of extensive experience in Recruitment and Talent Acquisition.  She sources Management, Senior Management and C-Level talent within various industries and fulfils our clients hiring and human resource needs through her forward-thinking approach and superb customer service and trusted relationship building acumen. Some of the Industries Kelly works in are: Engineering- Environmental- Construction-Oil & Gas- Software & IT- Trades- Health Care – Retail – Hospitality

phone11.780.799.1084
(Alberta)

Amanda Weger
Ft. McMurray, AB  & Northern Alberta & Western Canada Region
Executive Search/Recruitment Consultant, Business Development & Professional Search

Amanda is a community focused Human Resources professional with over ten years of experience in transactional and strategic HR support with a proven track record managing large workload, providing sound HR support and fostering strong relationships within the business units. Her strength comes from solid relationship building and support of her clients and understanding their needs with regards to recruitment and staffing initiatives.

British Columbia

phone11.604.671.4057
(British Columbia)

Malay Kapoor, MA, CTM
Vancouver, BC & Western Canada & International Markets
Executive Search/Recruitment Consultant, Business Development & Professional Search

Malay manages client services that include providing talent search and management services for technical positions including – Data Scientists, Algorithm engineers, Quants, Big Data, Cybersecurity, and IT professionals for worldwide positions particularly in Vancouver, Western Canada, US, UK, EMEA and Far East regions. In addition to talent search, Malay has experience managing teams to offer HR business solutions to clients for training, coaching/training, assessments, employee satisfaction, need analysis and refine procedures and policy development in the following areas: International Recruitment and Talent Acquisition Strategies (using SaaS-based tools), Assessment & Testing Services, I/O Psychology solutions in several industry sectors and Executive Research.

phone11.778.835.2923
(British Columbia)

Carolyn Uchiyama
Vancouver, BC & Western Canada Region
Executive Search/Recruitment Consultant, Business Development & Professional Search

Carolyn is a Professional Consulting Expert focused on strategically aligning client company objectives with the best-of-breed (HR) Recruitment strategies and their execution. She has served on the preferred vendor list of some of the largest and well-known Fortune 500 companies in addition to small and medium sized local private firms. Carolyn looks forward to speaking with you soon and discussing how she can assist you in your Recruitment/staffing initiatives.

Manitoba

phone11.204.291.6580
(Manitoba)

Matthew Hall
Winnipeg, Manitoba & Central Canada Region
Executive Search/Recruitment Consultant, Business Development & Professional Search

Matthew is a highly experienced management professional, he possesses 2 decades of experience in attracting and recruiting exceptional talent. His background has given him a unique level of expertise into a diverse array of business types, and a skilled aptitude in negotiating successful contracts from C-Level Executives to front line staff. Matthew is deeply passionate about matching talented individuals with opportunities that will achieve a winning outcome.

His flair for business development and recruitment combined with his management experience, affords him proven success as he creates lasting relationships for organizations in the energy, professional services, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, construction and property development industries. His honesty and ethical approach to business has gained him a reputation for genuinely assisting individuals and organizations in making the candidate/employer connection.

Maricel Sales
Winnipeg, MB & Central/Eastern Canada
Executive Search/Recruitment Consultant, Business Development & Professional Search

Maricel is a systematic business and HR professional with experience in international recruiting. She is Tech-savvy and advanced user of MS Office applications, both Mac and Windows platforms. She thrives under pressure and assists our clients in sourcing hard to recruit positions. She acts as a third arm to our client recruitment teams and alleviates the stress and time it takes to source right-fit candidates. She has worked with clients such as Netflix, Airbnb, Abercrombie & Fitch, Walmart, Maple Leaf and other accounts in USA and Canada.

Ontario

phone11.613.774.3651
(Ontario)

Marlene Harris
Winchester, ON & Central & Eastern Canada Region
Executive Search/Recruitment Consultant, Business Development & Professional Search

Marlene joined Leighton Partners as an executive search consultant and brings with her extensive experience in corporate marketing and business development, executive search recruitment and non-profit sector management. Marlene focuses on and specializes in strategic planning & budgeting, communications, recruitment, research, fundraising, organizational development, event planning, volunteer management.

phone11.416.999.8931
(Ontario)

Voula Kalentzis
Toronto, ON  & Eastern Canada Region
Executive Search/Recruitment Consultant, Business Development & Professional Search

Voula brings to Leighton Partners extensive experience in Recruitment and Selection, Training and Development, Occupational Health and Safety, Project Management, Financial Accounting, Organizational Effectiveness, Compensation, HR Planning, Labour Relations and Collective Agreements, Employment and Human Rights Law, She is completing  CHRP designation. She always goes the second mile to satisfy our clients’ needs.

phone11.289.925.8517
(Ontario)

Victoria Bustamante
Toronto, ON  & Eastern Canada Region
Executive Search/Recruitment Consultant, Business Development & Professional Search

Victoria joins Leighton Partners with over 10 years of talent acquisition experience in recruiting for various industry sectors within Canada, USA and the Middle East.

Her expertise is in the execution of the full cycle recruitment process hiring quality candidates quickly, efficiently and effectively while maintaining best Human Resources practices at all times. She brings proven recruitment and hiring success within the healthcare, oil and gas, engineering, automobile and banking industries. She can effectively maintain candidates and client relationships and can tailor a search project to our client needs and expectations that focuses on optimal results.

usa-internationalUSA & INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

phone11.604.671.4057
(British Columbia)

Malay Kapoor, MA, CTM
Vancouver, BC & Western Canada & International Markets
Executive Search/Recruitment Consultant, Business Development & Professional Search

Malay manages client services that include providing talent search and management services for technical positions including – Data Scientists, Algorithm engineers, Quants, Big Data, Cybersecurity, and IT professionals for worldwide positions particularly in Vancouver, Western Canada, US, UK, EMEA and Far East regions. In addition to talent search, Malay has experience managing teams to offer HR business solutions to clients for training, coaching/training, assessments, employee satisfaction, need analysis and refine procedures and policy development in the following areas: International Recruitment and Talent Acquisition Strategies (using SaaS-based tools), Assessment & Testing Services, I/O Psychology solutions in several industry sectors and Executive Research.

phone11.931.205.9320
(Georgia, USA)

Jennifer White
Greater Georgia Region, USA Markets
Executive Search/Recruitment Consultant, Business Development & Professional Search

Experienced selling to C-Level executives and helping companies find solutions that fit their recruitment and staffing needs. Jennifer’s specialties are account management, reporting, SEO, lead management, staffing events and solution building for her clients.

1.312.792.1215phone1
(Chicago,  USA)

Reginald Washington
Greater Chicago Region, USA & International Markets
Executive Search/Recruitment Consultant, Business Development & Professional Search

Reggie has more than 20 years of experience in sales, business development and training in the pharmaceutical, medical, consumer goods and transportation industries. Since 2011 he has focused his career as a career transition consultant where he has consulted and coached clients from mid-level to C-suite executives on job search preparation. He specializes in interview preparation, job search options as well as LinkedIn and resume review. He is also a recruiter who works closely with our clients and candidates to understand their goals and aspirations by providing superior recruiting and business development services. Whether you’re seeking that exclusive high performer or considering your own next career move, Reggie is here to help. He strives to establish long-term relationships with his clients by delivering results that far exceed industry standards, both in the candidates he presents and the peerless service he provides.

phone11.403.389.2234
(Alberta)

Terry Leighton
Corporate Head Office – Calgary, AB, Canada
VP – Managing Partner – North America & International Markets

Terry has been an executive search and recruitment professional for more than fifteen years, and has created relationships with various industry leaders and recruited an array of professionals from different sectors both regionally, nationally and internationally. Before aligning himself with Leighton Partners in 2011, he was with Trillium Talent Resources for five years heading up the Western Canadian division in their general management and human capital practice. Terry brings with him an array of experience and a wealth of knowledge from multiple industries such as pharmaceutical, consumer products, food service, physician training etc.