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Our Focus

We’re a specialized recruitment agency, focused solely on finding high-performing marketing, communications, and sales professionals. The reason we focus here is simple: our recruitment team has deep roots within their respective specializations. We’re focused, experienced, and been-there-done-that. We understand your world because we’ve walked a mile (or two) in your shoes.

Our Network

When you get us, you get our network. Because of our collective experience within our specializations, we know our way around a crowd. Between our networks from previous careers, meeting candidates on the regular for coffee, and keeping close relationships with clients, we’re some of the most highly connected people you’ll ever meet. And it’s not that we know everyone, but we know the best of the best. We’re high-touch, high-calibre, and widely resourced.

Our Guarantee

We’ve all been there. Looks great from the front, but the 3-way mirror tells a completely different story. We stand behind our work. So much so, we guarantee our placements and will provide a full credit for the cost of their replacement should things not work out. Our agreement provides more details about this guarantee.

Roles WE Place

Permanent Recruitment



Marketing, communications and sales leaders are in demand and good ones, in short supply.

We believe that first-round interviews should present choices, not dead ends. Our associates efficiently produce qualified and pre-screened candidates selected to specifically compliment your team. Given our focus in marketing, communications and sales we understand the challenges you face and we know where to find the leaders you want.

By taking the time to understand what you’re looking for, we waste no time in delivering WHO you need.

Temporary Recruitment



Did you win the big pitch and realize you don’t have creative talent to execute the award-winning campaign? Or did your boss just sign off on a company rebrand and now you have to update every piece of marketing material by the end of the quarter?

Don’t lose sleep, call us.

We can connect you with a range of creative and project management professionals for fulltime and contract work. Our pricing is straightforward, flexible and reasonable (transparent too!). We will work with your payroll team to find the fastest and easiest solution to bringing a contractor on board. Your payroll, our payroll – you choose. We will also make it easy (affordable) to bring your beloved creative team member on board permanently.

Our Search Process

Our Commitment

1

Clearly understand your needs

We will take the time to thoroughly understand your requirements and present only the most suitable...

2

Communicate frequently and openly

Communicate frequently and openly.
We will follow up at agreed-upon intervals and provide prompt, accurate feedback following all candidate interviews.

3

Maintain the highest standards in professional ethics

We will be consistently honest and fair in compliance with Employment Equity Legislation.  In addition, we do not proactively recruit from active clients.

4

Conduct a thorough search

We will employ the best strategies to secure the best candidates including research, referral networking, online sourcing and strategic advertising as required.

5

Put you first

We will operate with your best interest in mind, treating you with respect and giving straightforward input and feedback.

6

Maintain confidentiality

We will hold all of your information in the strictest confidence.

Our Team

Founder

Peter Reek

Leader, entrepreneur and boots-on-the-ground optimist, Peter founded Smart Savvy 10 years ago as a response to a gap in the recruitment industry. Wanting to change the game and create a specialized solution for marketing, communications + sales recruitment, Peter brings an experienced, people-first perspective to an industry in need of it. Peter knows people and he knows how high=performing ones can help businesses reach (and exceed).

StrengthsFinder:Futuristic, Ideation, Achiever, Relator, Individualization

Marketing Recruitment Consultant

Jaylene Crick

Jaylene is our guru of the marketing world (and will be yours, too). She forged her experience with 15 years in tech marketing before making the transition to marketing recruitment. With Jaylene comes her energetic dedication, unstoppable work ethic, and her ability to consistently give 110%, proven by her hundreds of placements and innumerable close relationships with both candidates and clients.

StrengthsFinder:Harmony, Belief, Achiever, Responsibility, Discipline

Marketing + Communications Recruitment Consultant

Marina Guy

Marina can maneuver the PR landscape like its the back of her hand, as it was her realm for 10 years. Marina brings a perfect blend of being thorough and detail-oriented yet people-centric and relational. She’ll walk alongside you throughout the process and her desire to want the best for both candidate and client is what motivates her to be a thorough and understanding consultant.

StrengthsFinder:Activator, Harmony, Developer, Responsibility, Empathy

Communications Recruitment Consultant

Catherine Ducharme

Our in-house queen of networking and communications professional. If you’ve ever had a conversation with Catherine, then you’ll know what we’re talking about. With decades of corporate communications and leadership experience, Catherine knows the industry — and is known in the industry — like no other.

StrengthsFinder:Communication, Maximizer, Woo, Context, Activator

Marketing + Creative Recruitment Consultant

Maxie Friendly

With a marketing history spanning the UK and North America, Maxie comes equipped with experience, out-of-the-box creative solutions, and transparent communication. And with a last name like Friendly, she was destined to be a recruiter, which is why she’s the one to lead our  expansion to the Pacific Northwest by opening doors and starting conversations.

StrengthsFinder:Input, Ideation, Achiever, Activator, Learner

Sales Recruitment Consultant

Britt Feltan

With her entrepreneurial mindset and personable recruiting style, Britt uncovers the best sales talent and prides herself on the relationships she builds along the way. She brings an invested attitude, a relational perspective, and won’t tire until she finds the right person to help forward your sales team.

StrengthsFinder:Empathy, Developer, Achiever, Futuristic, Activator

Sales Recruitment Consultant

Silas Godard

If you’re looking for keen, hard working, and diligent, you’ve got to meet Silas. He aims to understand every aspect of your business, culture, and goals before seeking out the ideal sales team member that will meet quotas and deliver results.

StrengthsFinder:Woo, Developer, Positivity, Arranger, Includer

Marketing Recruitment Consultant

Lauren Tokiwa

Lauren is a firm believer in the power of people, and has an amazing ability to locate talented individuals for those hard-to-fill roles. Her background in hospitality and customer service, and experience as a Smart Savvy Talent Researcher, drive her passion for building genuine and lasting relationships.

StrengthsFinder:Maximizer, Relator, Woo, Communication, Positivity

Talent Researcher

Josh Williams

With experience in both marketing and sales positions, Josh is our end-all be-all for talent sourcing. His natural ability to connect authentically and genuinely with others coupled with his intuitive intelligence and go-getter attitude gives him the perfect eye for talent.

StrengthsFinder:Woo, Includer, Communication, Positivity, Achiever

Talent Researcher

Caitlin Lavallee

Caitlin is a relationship builder in all aspects of her life, and is known for giving it 100% every time, with a smile on her face. She uses her customer service skills and fondness for attention to detail to find great candidates for our clients’ marketing, communications and sales roles.

StrengthsFinder:Developer, Belief, Responsibility, Restorative, Adaptability

Community Manager

Jody King

Jody keeps our social life fresh and active, both on the screen and IRL. She has an eye for vibrant images and crisp text for our social channels, and coordinates all the inner workings of our in-person social events!

StrengthsFinder:Coming Soon!

Communications

Sheryl Gray

Sheryl loves to tell a good story, and figuratively sharpens her pencil to help the Smart Savvy team share tips, trends, and recruitment news. As a writer, communicator, and former hiring manager in the health care sector, Sheryl keeps our communications flowing, inside and out.

StrengthsFinder:Strategic, Responsibility, Communications, Connectedness, Relator

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