Our Calgary Team

From the ground up, our business has been built with unquestionable intentionality, and our team is no exception.  Our professional recruiters have gained extensive experience in a range of popular fields including oil and gas, accounting and finance, manufacturing, construction, operations, and more.

It is this experience that affords our team an unparalleled level of understanding as to what our clients require in building a strong foundation, driving profitability, and scaling up.

Connect with one of our team members to start the conversation about how our professional recruiters can unlock your business’s potential today.

About Esmond Desilva LinkedIn

Esmond has been a Calgary-based top recruiter since 2007, specializing in recruiting senior level management. For over 6 years, he served as a Managing Partner, growing an international company to one of the top accounting recruiting firms in Calgary. Esmond joins our team growing multiple divisions including Sales and Operations, Supply Chain, Human Resources and IT. Esmond excels in customer service, fostering business relationships and providing a commitment to placing top level talent.

About Rae Shungur, MBA LinkedIn

Entering the world of recruitment in 2006, Rae began his career on the West Coast in construction and civil projects, then quickly transitioned to the Canadian energy sector with a move to Alberta.  His experience spans several unique sectors with a solid passion for business development.  Rae is determined to create “intentional” work environments–where meaningful relationships, exciting careers and corporate goals can all be realized.  He believes his success is due to a desire to serve others, to all the great people he has met, and to his genuine curiosity about people.

About Jay Borchert LinkedIn

Jay brings over 25 years’ broad industry experience to his role as Managing Director of the executive search practice. Prior to joining RPI Executive Search, Jay worked for a Fortune 500 recruitment firm for 10 years, where he successfully delivered executive and professional level search engagements across a variety of sectors. Most recently he led their executive search practice in Calgary, working with clients to discover top talent on a national basis. Jay was also a prior Principal with another leading executive search firm. His specializations include leading retained search mandates for C-Suite executives, along with senior leadership roles in finance, general management, marketing, sales & business development, human resources, health and safety, engineering, and supply chain. He has worked with clients across Canada, focusing primarily on energy, agriculture, real estate development, construction, hospitality, technology, industrial, transportation, and financial services.

Over the course of his career, Jay has served the community through volunteer board leadership with a focus on capacity building, executive selection and coaching, strategic planning, financial stewardship, and other business issues.

About Tony Marikar LinkedIn

With over 18 years of corporate banking and wealth management experience, Tony has worked in a variety of roles from a professional financial planner to a senior treasury role with two of the top financial institutions within Canada and Alberta. His background in banking has given him the ability to understand the complex needs of his clients and customize a tailored solution in matching the right employer with top talent. Fostering business relationships and achieving a high level of trust is something that has made Tony successful over the years.

About Aleem Rattani, CPA, CA LinkedIn

Aleem brings a wealth of experience having spent over 5 years in the recruitment of senior-level accounting individuals in the Calgary marketplace and over 8 years accounting and tax experience prior to that, both in Canada and overseas. His experience as a practicing CPA, CA in the Big 4 and smaller public practice firms has given him the in-depth knowledge to understand his client’s needs. Aleem is able to match great candidates with great positions in the areas of tax, financial reporting, treasury, accounting and finance, external and internal audit, operational accounting, ERP project management, and business analyst, to name a few.

About Julie Shepherd LinkedIn

Julie holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a focus in Human Resources & Organizational Dynamics from the University of Calgary. She has a passion for people and strong focus on cultivating lasting relationships. Her loyalty, work ethic and customer focus make her a great fit for the Recruitment Partners Team.

About Kyle Baltimore LinkedIn

A University of Alberta graduate, Kyle transitioned into recruiting in 2017 while abroad in London, England with a financial Executive Search firm. Being a natural connector with a hands-on approach to business and a strong drive for success; along with his creative sourcing strategies, consultative approach and outgoing personality has allowed him to provide the most value for his candidates and clients. A relationship builder by trade, Kyle understands the importance of fostering business relationships and achieving trust.

About Trent Mounter, BBA, HR LinkedIn

Prior to joining Recruitment Partners, Trent was employed as a Corporate Administrator for a Canadian Wastewater disposal company where he gained valuable experience recruiting for operations roles across North America. Prior to beginning his career Trent completed his Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus on Human Resources through Mount Royal University. Trent shared his educational responsibilities with his University Men’s volleyball career, which reinforced his leadership and resiliency. Trent’s charismatic personality embodies a natural instinct for networking and building valued relationships. It is these qualities and his passion for people that make him a valuable part of the team.

About Lexie Robertson LinkedIn

Lexie finished her bachelor’s degree of business administration with a major in Human Resources from SAIT and quickly entered the workforce as an HR administrator for National Captioning Canada, a live media broadcasting agency. This is where she learned the majority of her recruiting and networking skills. Lexie chose HR because of her love for working with people and creating genuine connections with others, while still being a part of the business world. Lexie is outgoing, reliable, and excited to work with Recruitment Partners and this great team.

About Rylie Dobson LinkedIn

Rylie completed her Bachelor’s in Business Administration at Mount Royal University with a focus on Human Resource Management. Upon graduation, she joined the not-for-profit sector in a Human Resources support role at STARS Air Ambulance, where she quickly realized that recruitment was her path forward. Rylie enjoys the social aspect of recruitment, and is driven by finding a great fit between person and culture. Her well-rounded work ethic and leadership skills make her a valuable contributor to Recruitment Partners.