Specialized, focused and ready to serve the Pacific Northwest.

We’re specialists. We make it our business to uncover the best of the best through our focused marketing and communications recruiting. We know this space well because we’re insiders. We’re former marketing and communications professionals—we know the positions you’re looking to fill because we’ve worked in them.

For employers:

Our recruitment process sets us apart. We don’t just collect resumes and fire them off. We take time to understand the nuances of your role, team and culture. We get to know potential candidates: each goes through an extensive vetting process, far beyond a quick read of their resume. Candidates are evaluated for true understanding of competencies and uncovering where they have delivered (quantifiable) value. Good matchmaking is our pride and our reputation: each candidate we present is a 360-degree fit for your organization.

For jobseekers:

We want to get to know you and understand your career goals. We only approach you with opportunities that match your career trajectory and suit your skill set. As a registered user of SmartSavvy.com you can choose how you engage: receive email job alerts, apply for vacancies, manage your applications, create a job-seeking profile, and securely store your resume online for our recruitment team to match you to great opportunities.

Our mantra is simple: People are the plan.™

The best plans become worthless without the right people to get the job done. We exist to help build great teams of great people, who transform workplaces and create higher functioning and greater yielding companies. We will help you create a growth-oriented culture and achieve your business objectives. We’re also about more than hitting targets: we bring fun, transparency, and passion to the table.

The Quick Facts

Established: April 2007
Focus: Recruiting, training, and coaching services for marketing and communications teams
Industries Served: Technology, Hospitality/Tourism, Retail, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Professional Services, Real Estate, Government and Non-Profit
Areas Served: Canadian company headquartered in Vancouver, BC. Primary focus on the Pacific Northwest – British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Northern California.
Ownership: Privately held

Want to learn more? Contact us:


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

Recruitment Team Leader

Jaylene Crick

Jaylene is our lead recruitment consultant. 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

Recruitment Consultant

Marina Guy

**Marina is currently on maternity leave


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

Director, Client Services - Smart Savvy Academy

Catherine Ducharme

Catherine works with our Smart Savvy Academy, delivering workshops and programs to strengthen leaders, teams, cultures, employer brands and engagement. Her raison d’être is to make work more meaningful, leaders more potent and teams more productive and engaged

StrengthsFinder:Communication, Maximizer, Woo, Context, Activator

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

Recruitment Consultant

James Bustard

James is focused on developing new markets across the Pacific Northwest, including the Seattle and Portland areas. He looks forward to working with companies who are looking to add to their teams with great-fit mid to senior level talent in marketing, communications, creative (digital, visual), and sales professionals.

Recruitment Consultant

Sarah Farrell

Sarah believes in the power of strong and connected teams, and is a pro at uncovering individual’s strengths and plugging them into teams that ignite for amazing results. Her background in marketing and high-performance sports give her a competitive edge in understanding how to put the right skill mix into play to reach—and exceed—business goals.

Recruitment Assistant

Stephanie Keis

Stephanie is passionate about connecting people with right fit companies, and loves collaborating and working to create efficient systems in the workplace. Her background in marketing and administration fuel her varied work with Smart Savvy’s business development, marketing, and recruitment teams.

:Discipline, Maximizer, Communication, Harmony, Focus

Talent Researcher

Caitlin Lavallee

**Caitlin is currently on maternity leave.


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

Talent Researcher

Yvonne Ehrenholz

Yvonne is passionate about working collaboratively with team members in the workplace and in her community: she’s an active volunteer with several not-profit organizations. Her background in marketing and innovation fuel her genuine desire to support Smart Savvy clients and candidates in finding each others’ perfect match.


Talent Researcher

Rebecca Van Noort

Rebecca has an eye for details, specifically in getting deep into data to find exactly what she’s looking for. Passionate about using technology to streamline processes, she is happiest when she can use her skills to serve others, and takes immeasurable joy in helping businesses grow through great new hires.

Program Administrator

Angela Hama

A champion of optimizing processes and systems, Angela is a whiz at organizing people, places, and things with efficiency and aplomb. She tackles her work from a people-first perspective, and ensures genuine care and compassion are instilled into all of her interactions.

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!

Marketing Operations + Market Development

Josh Williams

With experience in both marketing and sales positions, Josh is our end-all be-all for behind-the-screen success. His natural ability to research and master tech platforms, programs and apps keep our systems operating and support a great user experience for our team and our clients. He is also working hard growing and developing our US business.

StrengthsFinder:Woo, Includer, Communication, Positivity, Achiever

Resume Services

Sheryl Gray

As a writer, communicator, and former hiring manager in the health care sector, Sheryl supports our resume and LinkedIn services, helping individuals to #StandApart with their unique skills and experiences.

StrengthsFinder:Strategic, Responsibility, Communications, Connectedness, Relator