Elite Experiences


John Di Bert /
Chief Financial Officer - Bombardier Inc.

Ian Clarke /
CFO - Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.


Louisa D'Asti /
VP Finance - GRI Capital Inc

Nathalie St Pierre /
Partner, Tax - RSM Richter Chamberland

Adrian Basaraba /
SVP - AGF Management Limited

Pierre La Fontaine /
Vice President, Taxation - Bombardier Inc.

Marc Macdonald/
Chief Human Resources Officer and Corporate Communications at DAVIDsTEA



I worked with Yacoub Elite Search as both a candidate and a client for many years. Jocelyn and Jody worked closely with me in my previous position as VP, Tax and continue to do so in my new position as SVP, Controller. The team at Yacoub Elite Search worked directly with me to target and attract the best talent for my teams. This collaborative relationship allowed us to build an exceptional tax team. Furthermore, Yacoub Elite Search was very helpful in identifying and recruiting additional talent for my current finance team. I was also very pleased to experience Yacoub Elite Search's diligence in the recruitment for my former position as VP, Tax. Yacoub Elite Search's professionalism, integrity, an in-depth market intelligence and their availability were all factors that contributed to the success of our organization's recruiting needs.


Pat Di Lillo /
Senior Vice-President, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer - Birks group Inc.


It was my pleasure to partner with Morgan and Yacoub Elite Search as an individual looking for my next great finance executive role. Where many recruiters seem to be focused on just filling a vacant role and collecting their commission, it was clear early on that Morgan and Yacoub Elite are different. Morgan truly focused on making sure I was being paired with the right role at the right company. This is critical and means ensuring comprehensive fit both for the company and the individual. It was a transparent and thoughtful process and I would recommend Morgan to any successful finance executive looking to build on their career or to a company looking for a strong long-term recruiting partner.

Josh Truyens/
Senior Director Finance, Corporate Controller – Rogers 


I had the distinct pleasure of working with Nadia and the Yacoub Elite team as they helped me advance my career. I was a passive candidate and Nadia offered support in many ways that went beyond a typical recruiter / candidate dynamic. She added value throughout the full process and quickly established herself as a trusted advisor. Her excellent business acumen and valuable insight make her genuinely good at what she does. I would recommend Nadia and Yacoub Elite to anyone looking to make educated and intentional career decisions.

Daniel Shaw/
Director – D2L


I recently had the chance to work with Yacoub Elite Search and specifically with Morgan who helped find my current position with Meridiam Infrastructure. Working with Yacoub Elite Search is different than working with other recruitment consultants. They took the time to understand my skills and what I was looking for and only sent me selected opportunities that really reflected my preferences. Morgan was extremely professional and made the entire process painless. Her thoroughness and understanding of the opportunity and the need of the recruiting company allowed me to be well prepared and ready for my interview. Overall, working with Yacoub Elite Search and specifically with Morgan was very effective and critical to my career. I would recommend it to other project finance professional in Canada. 

Jad Hreibe/
Investment Director – Meridiam Infrastructure


Nadia did a wonderful job of identifying the right opportunity for me and helping me understand the role and expectations. She was professional, knowledgeable, responsive and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Nadia to anyone looking for a career change.

Oliver Ness/
Director Finance, Strategic Initiatives and Ventures – Rogers 

I first had the opportunity to work with Morgan when she approached me with a career opportunity. I was consistently impressed with her honest, thorough, thoughtful and energetic approach in presenting the opportunity on behalf of her client but also keeping my interests in mind. I am currently working with Morgan as the client and am happy to say that I continue to be impressed with her professionalism, strong work ethic and excellent client service. Whether you are seeking talent or your organization or are the talent, you are in good hands with Morgan.

Sameer Dhargalkar/
Director, Business Development & Marketing – Entuitive

I recently had the pleasure of working with Martha and Jody of Yacoub Elite Search on an opportunity with Standard Life Investments. At times one might become sceptical about search agencies in that often it seems they are more interested in the number of placements versus aligning the needs of both parties. That is certainly not the case with Yacoub Elite. Not only were the needs of the business considered, but they undertook to understand my needs and direction to the same level of detail. Martha's attention to detail and desire to understand my personal direction was second to none. She not only took the time to thoroughly understand my background and skills, but had the keen ability to recognize the alignment with my desired career path. Jody's understanding of Standard Life was outstanding and allowed me to evaluate the opportunity, people, culture and overall fit before I even had an opportunity to meet with SLI representatives. It was evident during the entire process that that both had a genuine desire to ensure that it was the right fit for both sides.

Joe DaSilva /
CCO - Standard Life Investments