With almost 14 years experience as a professional recruiter, Jason is well known and respected as a veteran and expert in the recruitment of senior and specialized finance, operations and executive professionals in the Manitoba market. Jason is a true headhunter, taking the time to fully understand the roles and companies he works with, and spending time to identify the skills, experience and motivators of every candidate he works with. As a result, Jason is extremely successful in targeting and matching the ideal candidate to the perfect company and position. In addition, Jason genuinely cares about the people he works with placing ethics and responsibility above all else.
Jason has a proven track record of filling challenging, difficult to fill, and extremely specialized roles that companies have often been struggling with for several months. Although based in Manitoba, Jason has successfully worked on senior and executive roles in most provinces across Canada from BC to Quebec and has even placed some challenging roles in remote northern locations and even Baffin Island.
Jason is analytical, detail oriented and prides himself on quality and diligence in his search process. He will go beyond the initial phone call or meeting with a client, or interview with a candidate to further research and understand a company, the role, a piece of software or technical requirements for a position. He will research the companies and roles that a candidate may have worked with to gain a better understanding of their experience and fit for a particular role. As a result of his diligent approach, Jason is extremely successful in targeting the best candidates for a specific role and ensuring a long term fit and success for both the client and the candidate.
Jason has a diverse background and in addition to almost 14 years as a professional recruiter, he also brings more than 10 years of experience working in the banking industry, primarily in Toronto where he held local and regional managerial and senior leadership roles in Retail and Commercial Banking, Business Development, Credit, Securities Compliance, Audit and Investment sales and Advisory services.
After moving to Winnipeg, Jason was approached to join a global recruitment firm where he spent a total of 8 years as a manager and director of permanent placement services and also worked for a number of years in Senior Recruitment roles with smaller boutique professional recruitment and executive search firms.
Jason prides himself on his ability to build strong relationships with clients and candidates, ensuring the best possible fit for the client and the candidate in terms of experience, skill set, culture and personality.
Over the past 10 years, Jason has worked with many of Manitoba’s largest companies and top employers as well as smaller private and family-owned businesses, and he has also worked with larger National and even Global companies in placing candidates in a wide variety of junior, intermediate, senior and executive level positions.
Jason heads up our Executive Search and Finance, Operations and Specialized Recruitment services divisions at TechnologySmart.
Outside of work, Jason is extremely passionate about soccer and has been heavily involved and active in the Manitoba Soccer community for almost twenty years.
He served as a board member and director on the NWYSA board and subsequent FC Northwest Club board for many years and has always been active as a coach, primarily coaching youth premier teams through FC Northwest and more recently taking over the Senior Women’s FCNW Starz Premier Team which he currently coaches. The FCNW Starz recently won the 2022 Manitoba Provincial Championship and had the opportunity to represent Manitoba in the National Championship Jubilee Trophy in Toronto.