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Collins Recruitment Group is a rare combination of specialized talent and teamwork. Our clients say that our personal drive for excellence is a refreshing work ethic.

Each of our consultants has areas of expertise that contribute to our continuum of services. Together, we work for, and directly with you throughout the search process to accelerate your success.

Gerald Legrove - President
June FordhamGerald joins CRG with 29 years in the financial services industry and 8 years experience leading successful niche recruiting firms. He has previously held senior executive positions with a successful commercial insurance company and a large international insurance brokerage firm. Gerald holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce and an MBA.

Tel: 416 945 6601 ext. 222
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June Fordham - Vice President
June Fordham June Fordham is an Executive Recruiter with specialized experience in Financial Services, including commercial/corporate lending, cash management, real-estate financing, commercial/corporate insurance, etc. Originally from the BC Interior, she has had great success in assisting candidates and clients in Western Canada as well as in Ontario & Quebec. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Diploma in Marketing.

Tel: 416 945 6601 ext. 223
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Samar Ghorayeb - Director
Samar GhorayebWith nearly a decade of leadership experience in the financial services industry (retail banking and wealth management) coupled with a proven track record in leading multi-disciplinary teams at some of the largest and well-respected financial institutions in Canada and the United States, Samar brings a strong reputation of recruiting, training and managing high-performing talent, and is proud to join Collins Recruitment Group.
 
As a proven sales leader and relationship manager, Samar was recognized as a national sales achiever, attesting to her deep financial services industry experience and expertise.
 
Known for her ability to work well with a variety of clients and teams, Samar utilizes her ability to actively listen to her clients and candidates in order to facilitate the desired results and outcomes.
 
Samar graduated from Northwood University with a BBA in banking and finance. She is currently pursuing her CHRP designation.

Tel: 416 945 6601 ext. 226
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Alan Kwan - Director
Alan KwanWith over ten years of experience in Accounting and Finance recruitment; including 2 years recruiting nationally for the Tax Department of a Big 4 Accounting firm—Alan has an impressive track record and reputation for successfully partnering with some of the most respected employers and candidates alike.

A firm believer in listening to what people want and understanding their needs, Alan approaches every relationship with honesty, integrity, trust, and dedication.

Alan’s success can be largely attributed to the unique knowledge, experience, and contacts he has developed over the years within Mining, Banking, Financial Services, and Public Accounting.

Alan has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Tel: 416 945 6601 ext. 230
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Kevin Tennant - Director
Kevin TennantKevin has over twenty-five years experience in talent acquisition across many functional areas, with in-depth expertise in Accounting / Finance / Taxation and Technology recruitment. In addition, he has built the Talent Acquisition function for two consultancies focused on niche IT services and worked with some of the leading organizations that pioneered web-based applicant tracking systems.

Kevin’s experience includes retained, contingent and contract/staff augmentation search with a special focus on client-facing and professional roles. He has conducted IT searches from Business Analyst to VP/CIO and Accounting / Finance / Taxation searches from Senior Accountant to VP/CFO. He has worked directly with owners of small-medium sized businesses and as a trusted advisor and as a partner to senior Human Resources executives or Fortune 500 corporations, all with a view to finding the best people and fit.

Kevin is currently working towards an MBA.

Tel: 416 945 6601 ext. 235
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Meera Pandya - Recruitment Consultant
June Fordham Meera has over 15 years of experience within finance and accounting spanning across diversified industries including banking, technology, and non-profit. She began her career at a major Mutual Funds company providing broker and client support, then shifted into Trust & Custody/Fund Accounting. After leaving financial services, Meera worked in the office technology industry in Major Accounts A/R, Contracts and Collections. Leveraging her financial acumen, she moved into a Financial Analyst with two of Canada’s largest non-profit foundations.

Meera is very excited to be working with the Collins Group and hopes to match strong candidates with clients that are looking for the best employees. Her primary recruitment experience is within Trust & Custody, Capital Markets IT, Financial Analysis and Accounting.

Meera strongly believes in actively listening to clients and candidates to develop a true understanding of what they are seeking. Approaching every relationship with honestly and integrity, clients and candidates can be assured that they will be receiving her very best to fulfill their needs. Meera has a Hon. B.A. in Sociology, Anthropology & History from the University of Toronto.

Tel: 416 945 6601 ext. 231
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Shan Collins - Founder
Shan Collins The founder of Collins Recruitment Group and a 16-year veteran in the industry, Shan has extensive experience in all facets of the executive search process, with specialized expertise in virtually every sector of Banking and Financial Services.

A university graduate in Psychology, Industrial Psychology and Communications, Shan began her career in South Africa with a full-service Advertising Agency. She specialized in Media Research, Strategy and Planning, and was soon promoted to head the department. Several years later, Shan was asked to join a leading Executive Search firm where she established and managed a highly-successful banking and financial division. Her achievements quickly led to an appointment to a senior management position.

In 2001, Shan relocated to Canada, joining a Toronto-based recruitment firm as a senior executive. In 2005, she formed Collins Recruitment Group to provide clients with the distinct advantage of her in-depth expertise combined with exceptional service standards.

 

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