Scott Giannou: Partner & President
As a lifelong entrepreneur, Scott learned early in his career that people buy from people. Fostering these relationships has always aided in the growth of all companies he has been involved with and has enhanced his personal development. Scott has a genuine interest in people that can’t be overlooked when measuring his success in business and cultivation of a large group of supporters and colleagues. Scott has a strong sense of community as evident by his charitable affiliations and volunteerism through sport and other activities.
Neil Coombs, CPHR and SHRM-SCP: Partner & Principal Consultant
Neil is a Human Resources professional with 20 years of progressive experience in private and public sector organizations at varying stages of growth. An experienced business leader and entrepreneur, Neil has managed executive recruitment for clients and employers in a broad range of industries. His passion is in helping drive the culture and success of professional firms. Neil prides himself on an ability to create and maintain relationships, understanding the needs of the organization and the people who work there. As a senior HR resource, Neil helps organizations improve performance by placing exceptional people in positions that align with their capabilities and career objectives.
In addition to his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Memorial University, Neil is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Neil plays an active role in shaping the national HR landscape as the current Chair of the Board of Directors of CPHR Canada. He is also a Past Chair of CPHR Newfoundland and Labrador. Neil has held several volunteer positions on NL based HR advisory boards. He volunteers as a hockey coach and with several local community organizations.
Jada Ruttgaizer, CPHR: Senior HR Consultant & Executive Recruiter
Jada is a Human Resource Professional with over a decade of generalist experience. In addition to her HR consulting experience, Jada has successfully recruited executive level professionals for many businesses crossing various industry sectors. She has a passion for aligning exceptional professionals with the right opportunity. Jada’s career includes over 10 years working for major Oil and Gas and Construction companies and consulting in all areas of HR. Jada has a hands-on approach, recognizing it is very important for everyone to understand the process and the tools to achieve the desired results. Jada has a strong background in executive search, compensation and leadership development.
Jada has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Memorial University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). She has also completed an Organizational Change Management Certificate from Mount Royal University and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from IPMA.
Michelle Flynn, RPR: Senior Recruiter & HR Consultant
Michelle is a Human Resources Professional with more than 15 years progressive HR and business management experience. Michelle honed her HR skills in the demanding hospitality industry where she earned two national awards for excellence in senior management. Michelle has successfully recruited executive professionals for small to medium organizations. She has a strong background in strategic people management that includes, recruitment and selection, employee relations, and training and development. Michelle prides herself on building solid relationships with key stake holders leading to successful outcomes.
Michelle is a Registered Professional Recruiter (RPR) – Institute of Professional Management and has a Certificate of Achievement in Human Resources- Memorial University, Faculty of Business Administration. She has volunteered with several organizations, including the Association of New Canadians in their Newcomer Match Program and Special Events volunteer, and with Teachers on Wheels as an Adult Literacy Tutor.
Dr. Susan Murray: Leadership and HR Strategy Consultant
Susan is an experienced leadership and HR strategies professional with over twenty-five years of experience. She specializes in Training, Performance Evaluation, Talent Management, Policy Development and Leadership Development. She is a recognized Excellence Expert and has led several teams for Excellence Assessments in the UAE. She continues to be involved in projects related to Change Management, Leadership and HR. As a consultant and advisor, she has worked on projects related to innovation, finance and technology. In her senior role with the public education system, she was responsible for strategic planning, policy development, Human Resources, particularly leadership recruitment and development. She continues to lead and engage others with a clear focus on success. Susan is a guest lecturer at the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto) in Executive Leadership and lectures in policy, organizational strategy and leadership and Memorial University, in Canada.
Susan holds a Doctorate in Leadership from the Henley Business School, UK. Susan’s clients are across many sectors, including governments and both private and public institutions. These include the municipal and federal governments of China, the Prime Minister’s Office of United Arab Emirates, the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, the General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai, the Public Secretariat of Ontario, and the Industrial Bank of China (ICBC) along with a wide range of private clients across Canada and the United States. She is a Fellow and Chief Research Officer of the Business Excellence Institute. At the local level, Susan is Chair of the KidsEatSmart Foundation and works with local companies on leadership and business development.