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 Ioana Bucsa LinkedIn

Ioana has been a Recruitment Specialist since 2005 in Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver markets. She has full-cycle recruiting experience in Accounting and Finance, Skilled Trades, Industrial Management, Administrative Support and IT for both permanent and contract roles. Her passion and expertise is Contract and Temporary placements, working closely with clients and strategic partners to deliver customized hiring solutions and the right fit. With an extensive background in training and managing a successful team of recruiters, her goal is to constantly learn, coach and motivate teams to achieve professional success. A big part of her professional career has been her involvement and support of various nonprofit organizations through hands-on support, speaking engagements, and marketing and promotion. She worked with Rotary International, Women In Leadership, Tradeworks; is an alumni member of AIESEC (International Association of Students in Economics and Management) and she is on the Board of Directors of CDAA (Career and Development Association of Alberta).

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 planning 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 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 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.