Why choose Lock Search Group

Track record of success

Since day one, our formula for success has been simple: care deeply, and deliver. We know that your next hire could be the one who changes everything for your team, and we pride ourselves on helping you close the deal with the talent who can take you to the next level.

Our founder’s entrepreneurial grit reaches from coast to coast, and you can expect the same delivery-driven, passionately-proven partnership in any one of the Lock team’s 12 offices. With consultants who boast average tenures of a decade or more, we’re not messing around –– we’re here to make the match that measures up.

Leaders and listeners

What is your story, and what’s the story behind it? Our client-centric focus puts you and your specific goals firmly at the heart of our search process. We’re here to listen.

You’ll receive an individual action plan when you work with Lock, and we’ll be right on the same page every step of the way: what we will do, how you’ll see it happen, and when to expect results will all be clearly defined from the very beginning.

Industry-savvy insiders

We’ve been building incredible teams at Lock since 1983. In that time, we’ve crafted a strong network of business leaders, decision makers, and influencers.

But that’s only half of the story. Our recruiters make genuine connections because they’ve lived their industries, and they understand the field’s unique nuances, needs, and subtleties from the inside out. No matter your business, the cutting edge is where you’ll find us.

Our success stories

Lock Search Group has consistently delivered top talent for our organization. They are a true business partner that digs deeper to effectively qualify required experience and qualifications, as well as assess fit and potential.

Linus Desouza

Associate Director

I have used several agencies in my role but Ryan and the team at Lock Search Group shine above the rest. His diligence, flexibility, detail orientation, and communication are outstanding. They act as true ambassadors of our company, culture, and he moves quickly to get the job done. I would recommend Ryan and team with your professional searches.

Laura Geier

Director, People Operations

The team was a pleasure to work with during the entire process. They were relentless in their pursuit of the very best candidates in the market. They were top ambassadors for our company. I would recommend them without hesitation.

Lee Ferreira


I’ve been working with Lock for over 20 years. Over that time, I have tried a few other firms, but I keep coming back to Lock. Their people are fantastic to work with and they have recruited some amazing people for us over the years!

Leighton Friesen

President & CEO

I worked with Lock Group for years in the Biotech industry so it was a natural and easy choice to partner again at Cision. Lock partners take the time to understand each industry, our company culture and each role.

Diane Slater

VP Human Resources

I’ve had positive experiences working with Lock – initially as a candidate, advancing my own career, and then as a client. The team works to understand the organization’s needs, points of difference, and to develop a strong collaborative partnership. They know their market intimately.

Graeme Blair

Human Resources Manager

The team at Lock Search Group makes the process of hiring new candidates seamless from start to finish. They take the time to fully understand the needs of the their clients, position they are recruiting for and the individuals looking to be placed. Over the past 20 years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the team at Lock Search Group and have been extremely pleased with the quality of candidates they represented. They are true professionals!

Trevor Tarasoff

National Head of Sales, CoolSculpting

We are extremely happy with the service and support we get from the Lock Search Group. Everyone we have hired is a great fit for our team and the Lock Group have been a pleasure to work with.

Bang Albino Communications

Mark Ashdown - President & CEO

Partner with Lock Search Group