The Future of Recruiting – A Special Webinar Event

PFM’s very own Partner, Shaun Carpenter, together with Rocky Ozaki of RISE, Barb Agostini of Recruiting Social, and Peter Reek of Smart, Savvy & Associates, will be delivering a special recruiting webinar on Monday, March 7th at 1:00PM Pacific Time.

Are you looking to source top talent, smoke out the pretenders and improve your employer brand?  Perhaps you are tired of talking about the talent war?  If this sounds like you, then this webinar is for you!  Join Shaun Carpenter, Rocky Ozaki, Barb Agostini and Peter Reek to find out the revolution in recruiting.

This webinar event is being hosted by RISE (formely PaySavvy), who’s mission is to create client-focused payroll solutions that offer intuitive software and unparalleled client support.

To register for this FREE webinar, please click here.

Forty minutes to revamp your recruiting practises?  It’s worth the time!

Sunny Leung – Chief Development Officer for the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation

PFM Executive Search would like to congratulate Sunny Leung on his recent appointment as the new Chief Development Officer with the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation.  Sunny brings extensive experience working with diverse communities, and has developed strategies specifically around major gifts and planned giving.

Sunny enjoyed a successful career as the Director, Philanthropy and Sponsorship for the BC Children’s Hospital, before taking up his new position with S.U.C.C.E.S.S.  He played a strong role in the creation of the Chinese Canadian Planned Giving Committee for the BC Children’s Hospital, and having moved from Hong Kong as an immigrant, understands the nature of the mandate as the new Chief Development Officer with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation.

PFM Executive Search wishes Sunny every success in his role with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Foundation.

Our search firm, based in Vancouver, along with our Panorama Global Search Partners, provides outstanding facilitation of large and diverse Search & Selection Committees in our work with private, public and not-for-profit organizations.  The hallmark of success for PFM Executive Search over the last 23-years has been our ability to develop a strong working relationship with Boards and Selection Committees in creating a seamless process that nets proven results for our clients.

PFM Welcomes its Newest Recruiting Associate

Many of you may be familiar with Maggie Ow who has been one of our outstanding Project Coordinators since 2012, ensuring our executive search assignments run smoothly and efficiently. When an opportunity arose to add to our Recruiting Associate team, we knew the best candidate was in our ranks, and Maggie officially joined the group this fall.

Maggie brings a very unique background to this role. She holds a BA in Fashion Design and Technology from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and was a designer for five years for the labels Mac & Jac and Kensie. A move to the UK saw her transition her career to the finance industry, where Maggie became Executive Assistant in a large financial services firm.

Upon returning to her hometown of Vancouver, Maggie decided she wanted to stay in the corporate world and we were lucky enough to have her join the PFM team. Maggie proved to be an outstanding Project Coordinator. She was able to build an excellent rapport with our candidates and clients. Her attention to detail was second-to-none, and she was able to push her team members to ensure search projects were managed effectively and efficiently.

The role of Recruiting Associate requires two key factors: tenacity and natural curiosity. Maggie has both of these in spades and she has been a natural fit for the role. We know you will continue to enjoy working with Maggie on various assignments.

Please join us in congratulating Maggie on this well-deserved promotion.

Niche Technology – A PFM Partnership Success Story

Niche Technology is a software solutions company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba that specializes in providing enabling technology to the law enforcement industry. Police agencies using Niche’s Records Management System (RMS) provide officers with the ability to be fully connected while working the beat, to share information more reliably between jurisdictions, and ultimately to reduce crime in the communities they serve.

In late 2012, PFM Executive Search was asked by Niche to find a global Vice President, Sales & Marketing to achieve a dominant market share in the US, similar to what the company has established other markets such as Canada, the UK and Australia.  Our team worked collaboratively with owners in BC and Manitoba to identify and hire an individual with a stellar track record of selling enterprise solutions in the public sector space with organizations including Microsoft and Xerox. Craig Hannah was brought onboard; he is based in Connecticut and travels extensively to Niche’s main markets around the world. After a year with the organization, Craig hired PFM to find a new Director, Marketing Communications to assist him in revitalizing the organization’s brand. We took on the challenge and headhunted a talented marketing executive named Lisa Van Brunt from Motorola who is based in Illinois.

In 2014, as a result of the success of these recruits, Niche again turned to PFM Executive Search to locate two Directors of Business Development for the east coast of the United States.  On these projects we worked in unison with our Panorama Partner office in Nashville, leveraging their regional market knowledge and contacts, along with our understanding of Niche’s culture and leadership team. Travis Knudsen and Cory Taylor have recently joined Niche, bringing their industry expertise in the public safety sector. These two sales executives will work with Craig to continue to pursue Niche’s vision of becoming the world leader in RMS technology.

The whole team at PFM has thoroughly enjoyed partnering with Niche Technology and we wish the organization and its new additions the very best as it continues to grow.

To learn more about Niche Technology and their advancements in the field of incident reporting visit their website –