Founder & CEO
CEO and Founder of Yacoub Elite Search, Jocelyn Yacoub is an industry veteran who began her recruitment career in 1997 when she co-founded Quest Executive Recruitment. In 2002, she took over the Quest practice, rebranded the firm, and became sole owner of Yacoub Elite Search, a leader in boutique executive search. She had a vision of increasing the level of service in the recruitment industry by providing a consistent personal touch with every relationship she managed. She has demonstrated the success of this vision with over 20 years of relationships and a loyal and dedicated client base. Jocelyn has a strong and personal relationship with each of her clients and candidates; this allows her and the team to identify the “best fit” on each search and achieve success every time they go out to market.
A National recruitment thought leader, Jocelyn is well known among senior executives for her innate ability to understand people and help them select the “right talent”. Jocelyn brings an unstoppable energy to every mandate and her track record is unparalleled in the industry.
For two decades, Jocelyn has worked with numerous organizations as a change management agent. She successfully partners with companies’, assesses their teams and provides recommendations in order to increase productivity and deliver organizational growth. As a Certified Professional Co-Active Executive Coach (CPCC 2010) and Hogan Assessment Specialist, Jocelyn leverages world class tools to deliver executive leadership coaching and succession planning.
Jocelyn has taken her unique skill set, combined with her innate ability to assess, and has mastered the art of understanding her client’s business along with their team dynamics. Her clients have described her as their “virtual people partner”. With over fifty clients nationwide, Jocelyn continues to expand her practice, which has become one of Canada’s leading boutique executive search firms.