Specialized, focused and ready to serve.

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 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:

Partner | Recruitment Director

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

Partner | Recruitment Director

James Bustard

James is a senior recruitment leader who supports brands across tech, retail, education, professional services, consumer packaged goods, etc., in their search for top-performing marketing talent. With his educational background in psychology, he is passionate about the intersection of people and business.

Recruitment Consultant

Steph O’Reilly

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

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 Consultant

Marina Guy

Talent Specialist

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


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.

Founder and Advisor

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