Executive Recruiters for Finance


Your finance recruitment agency

Serving PE and VC firms and the startups they fund

The financial recruiting practice at Lock Search Group is dedicated to connecting top-tier talent with leading private equity, venture capital, banking, and other firms in the finance industry. With decades of experience in finance recruitment, our agency has deep industry knowledge that enables us to secure the best finance talent for your team, from compliance experts and financial analysts to Chief Financial Officers and other executives.

Lock Search recruiters are particularly well-positioned to source candidates for PE and VC firms. These organizations form an important segment of Canada’s business world and have unique requirements when it comes to hiring, often deeply involved in recruiting staff to manage and grow the companies in their portfolios. Lock has a team of specialized consultants who understand these specialized needs, which usually involve changes in management or technology. We use virtual technologies to enhance our efficiency and response time, and are very familiar with AI, VR, CRM, ICT, and most other emerging platforms. This enables us to deliver better service to clients, with greater attention to detail and shorter timelines. As one of the best-connected search firms in Canada, we have the network and the drive to fill opportunities with finance professionals who have the skills and expertise to make an impact.

We work with a diverse set of finance companies

Investment experts like portfolio managers, compliance officers, and quantitative analysts are needed in a range of industries, and this drives high demand for their talents. There is a limited pool of professionals with the specialized investment expertise, regulatory knowledge, and analytical skills needed to excel in these roles. Lock Search Group has an extensive network of experienced investment and asset management candidates, connecting our clients with impactful talent across this competitive field.
Like many financial industries, banking is a heavily regulated industry, and one that’s been experiencing fast technological transformation in recent years. This makes it more challenging than ever to find the right people for these roles, especially if you need talent with expertise in AML compliance, data security best practices, and strong knowledge of current financial markets. An experienced banking recruiter can be a major asset for hiring the right professionals for your institution.
A variety of roles contribute to the success of credit and lending teams, from the underwriters who assess loan applications to the loan officers, servicers, and managers who oversee fund distribution and repayment. To thrive in this area, professionals need to have both strong financial acumen and interpersonal skills to maintain positive relationships with clients. The professionals in Lock Search Group’s network have this combination of in-demand skills and are ready to bring their talents to your organization.
The rapidly growing field of fintech requires a wide range of talent with a variety of skills. From the software engineers and UX designers who develop and maintain platforms and applications, to the data scientists and risk analysts who deliver insights and strategies, to the sales, marketing, and customer support teams who engage with end users. Lock Search Group’s extensive network of FinTech professionals lets us connect organizations with the highly-skilled teams they need to leverage the full benefits of financial technology for their business and clients.
CFPs, wealth managers, and financial planners are crucial players in ensuring companies make smart financial decisions to achieve their strategic goals. The market for talent with these specialized skills is very competitive, however, and finding people with the experience and credentials you need can be a challenge. Partnering with Lock Search Group gives you access to a broad candidate network so you can hire the right financial planning talent faster.
The professionals who assess, mitigate, and manage risks are key figures on any insurance team. Success as an actuary, claims adjuster, broker, or compliance officer requires a broad understanding of the industry along with data analytics, math, and other quantitative skills that aren’t readily available in today’s talent marketplace. This is what makes an insurance recruitment team like Lock Search a valuable partner for finding and hiring the right people into these roles.
The mergers and acquisitions field is highly competitive. There are a limited number of professionals with the combination of legal knowledge, strategic thinking, financial analysis, and negotiation prowess needed to thrive in this space, and the high pressure and long hours that often come with M&A roles adds to the hiring challenges. Lock Search Group’s recruiters understand the industry and its talent needs, helping our clients navigate this daunting landscape to find the M&A experts they need.
From risk analysts and auditors to Compliance Directors and CCOs, an organization needs experts in every role of their regulatory team to ensure they’re adhering to financial regulations and requirements. These roles involve complex reporting and cross-functional collaboration, often under tight timelines and in an evolving regulatory landscape. The regulatory recruitment team at Lock Search Group understands the importance and unique requirements of these professionals, and can help you hire the experts you need to keep your business in compliance.

We fill a variety of finance roles

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Recievable
  • Controller
  • Credit Analyst
  • Director of Finance
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Vice President of Finance

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.

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Ben Lamarche

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Michelle Belzile

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Dave Dureno

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Matt Frost

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Jack Gawen

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Pierre Lussier

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Patrick Parent

Recruitment Consultant

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Jean-François Sauvé

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Michael Villeneuve

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Brent Dodge

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Cameron Lappin

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Jay Harvey

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Alexandra Ungureanu

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Martiquea Mclean

Hybrid Recruiter

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Gresa Rugova

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