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Jeffrey David Harris

Founder + CEO

Jeffrey David Harris is an award-winning business leader, focused on the upward mobility of humans and the enterprising potential of growing organizations.

As the Founder + CEO of Impact Recruitment and AmbiMi, Jeffrey believes there’s a direct connection between productivity and purpose and that we are yet to write the future of employment. Through the confluence of technology, information, and human-potential, he believes that we can change the world of “work” to achieve a better outcome for everyone, because let’s be honest, “work sucks, if it’s not for a purpose.” (direct quote).

Jeffrey’s leadership has resulted in Impact Recruitment ranking consistently as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies, from 2016 to 2022. For his innovative utilization of technology with AmbiMi, entrepreneurial spirit, and contributions to the economy, Jeffrey has been recognized on Business in Vancouver’s BC500 list for 2021-2022 as one of the region’s most influential leaders. In 2022, Jeff was selected as a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year for the Pacific Region, where he is recognized as one of the business leaders “transforming our world through unbounded innovation, growth and prosperity.”

Jeffrey also contributes regularly to topical discussions on leadership, technology, upward mobility, productivity, employee safety, future of work, and employment market trends with several published media contributions to date.

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Mark Fenwick

Senior Vice President, Corporate + Professional Services

Mark Fenwick is a recruitment professional with over 15 years of industry experience, providing temporary, permanent, managed service, contingent workforce and outsource solutions in both the UK and Canada.

Mark joined Impact Recruitment in 2014 and, since then, he has played an integral part in the initial development and subsequent expansion of Impact’s corporate and professional services teams. In his current role, Mark manages and provides mentorship to a large team of recruitment specialists and business developers in our Corporate + Professional Services teams.

By prioritizing long-term relationships with clients and key industry organizations, Mark’s partnership approach to professional recruitment has enabled him to grow the team significantly, by expanding into new niche markets and servicing an increasing number of clients across Canada.

Mark has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Leeds University, a Master of Arts in Criminology from Simon Fraser University, and a Graduate Diploma in Law from University of Westminster.

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Myra Nguy

Vice President of Administration

Myra Nguy is the Vice President of Administration at Impact Recruitment. In her current role, Myra manages and oversees the administration and HR teams.

Myra began her career in the legal industry before making the jump to the world of recruitment at Impact in 2013. Playing a critical role in the company’s rapid expansion from a 15-person team to over 100 in just a few years, Myra’s knowledge of the recruitment industry combined with her expertise in administration, HR, and office management have proven to be invaluable to the organization’s success. She also was an integral part in launching Impactemps, a contract and temporary recruitment division of Impact’s operations.

Myra has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Human Resource Management from Simon Fraser University.

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Michael Scott

Vice President, Building Division

Michael Scott has over two decades of experience in the recruitment industry spanning both Canada and Australia. With proven success in both agency and internal recruitment, Michael joined Impact Recruitment in 2012 bringing with him an extensive network of professional contacts and experience.

As Vice President, Building Division, Michael provides mentorship to Impact’s recruiters and business developers specializing in construction and development, construction subtrades, and property, building and facilities management. He has played an integral role in establishing the company’s Building Division resulting in long-standing client relationships with several regional, national and multinational organizations.

Over the years, Michael has fostered relationships with leading industry associations and post-secondary institutions, including VRCA, UDI, ICBA, PAMA, BOMA, HAVAN and the BCIT School of Construction and the Environment.

Michael has a Bachelor of Business in Accounting, Finance and Business Management from Western Sydney University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Western Sydney University.

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Brett Kuseler

Vice President of Business Development

With over 15 years of experience in the recruitment world, Brett Kuseler has developed extensive industry knowledge and a vast network of contacts. He also possesses extensive leadership and management experience.

Brett’s passion for recruitment and dedication to providing clients with an excellent experience have been key to his success from early on. Over the years, he has built exceptionally strong relationships with many growing organizations. Brett has been involved with more than 600 placements throughout his career and is regarded as a knowledgeable and trustworthy partner by candidates and clients alike. In his current role, Brett is responsible for leading the growth and development of Impact’s contract hiring group, with a focus on the areas of accounting and finance.

Brett has a Bachelor of Social Science in Sociology from the University of Ottawa.

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David Cook

Vice President of Marketing

David Cook has over a decade of experience in developing and implementing successful marketing strategies, managing and scaling growth-orientated marketing teams, and marketing within double-sided marketplaces.

David boasts extensive experience in both B2B and B2C domains, having previously managed marketing teams in the UK. His unique blend of experience positions him exceptionally well to spearhead the strategic and creative direction of the marketing department at Impact and AmbiMi. His dedication to, and passion for driving growth and developing meaningful connections positions him as a successful leader as he manages a growing team and continues to elevate the marketing strategies for both brands. He is also known within the head office team for a very tasty banana bread.

David has a Bachelor’s in Marketing and Management from Newcastle University, UK, and earned a Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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Anna Hicks

Corporate Controller

Anna Hicks brings a wealth of expertise to her role as Controller at Impact, where she plays an important role in managing the accounting department and overseeing various financial functions, including financial reporting, internal controls, policies and cash management.

 

With a strong background as a financial planning and analysis manager at a prominent financial institution and experience as an auditor with a Big 4 accounting firm, Anna is highly adept at financial management and reporting. Her expertise in these areas enables her to lead and inspire Impact’s accounting team to excel, a key component of the company’s overall success.

 

Anna holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a specialization in Accounting from the University of Calgary and earned her CPA designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada in 2015.

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Kristina Lee

Director of Business Development

With nearly a decade of experience, Kristina Lee’s drive and dedication has helped her forge an impressive trajectory in agency recruitment. In her current role, as Director of Business Development, Kristina is responsible for working directly with clients to help meet their contract-based hiring needs in the areas of technology, IT, and corporate office-based roles.

Joining Impact in 2018, Kristina has played an integral part in the development and expansion of our technology group and her expertise was fundamental in defining specific niches for the team, specifically, in the areas of software development, infrastructure, quality assurance, security and project consulting. With proven success in the end-to-end recruitment process, she has been integral in establishing Impact as a leader in IT recruitment in BC’s tech community and beyond.

Kristina has developed extensive industry knowledge of the growing tech sector in Canada and her passion for the fast-moving, innovative world of IT has never waivered.

Kristina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Capilano University.

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Andrea Kumarapillai

Director of Business Systems + HR

A dedicated member of the Impact team since 2017, Andrea has a broad set of skills and expertise that she has demonstrated cross functionally in administration, human resources, training and development, communications, and most recently in her role as Director of Business Systems + HR, where she is focused on providing overall business support to the entire company.

Andrea’s passion for streamlining business processes and communication, team player attitude, and leadership skills are at the core of everything she does, constantly striving to push Impact forward to meet its goals.

Andrea holds a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences, majoring in sociology and minoring in political sciences (Simon Fraser University) and a Certificate in Social Justice (Simon Fraser University).

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Chris Chen

Director, Property Group

Chris Chen has nearly a decade of combined sales and recruitment experience. As Director of Impact’s Property Group, Chris oversees a team of recruiters and business developers who specialize in finding leading talent for the property management and facilities operations sectors.

During his time with Impact, Chris has played a key role in expanding the team as he focuses on the long-term growth of the property group. Having started with Impact as a Strategic Account Manager and working his way up to the Director role, Chris has a strong understanding of the skills and knowledge required to help his team develop and ultimately thrive in their positions. His extensive market knowledge of the property management industry and his passion to succeed have led him to become a leader in the space.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Strategic Management + Organization and minor in Marketing (University of Alberta).

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Andrea Liaw

Executive Assistant

Andrea Liaw is an Executive Assistant at Impact Recruitment where she supports the CEO with day-to-day business operations.

Previously, Andrea worked as a Recruitment Specialist at Impact for two years where she developed strong relationships with her candidates and successfully made placements in a variety of industries for roles within the customer service, human resources, administration and accounting verticals.

Andrea’s knowledge of the recruitment side of the business has proven to be a great asset in her current role, helping her to proactively assist with business decisions alongside the rest of the executive team.

Andrea has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of British Columbia.

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Enrico Angelo

Manager of Administration

Enrico Angelo brings over five years of management experience with a strong background in administration and accounting to his role. As a Manager of Administration with Impact Recruitment, Enrico is responsible for office and vendor management.

Starting as an Office Administrator and building his way up, Enrico has been an invaluable member of the team. He manages the administration department and handles insurance, licensing, and corporate filings.

Enrico holds a Bachelor of Dentistry, and a Master’s and PhD Degree in Restorative Dentistry (State University of Campinas, Brazil). Additionally, he has a Diploma of Education in International Business (ISS Language and Career College of BC, Vancouver).

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Katie MacAlister

Social Media + Content Manager

As Social Media + Content Manager, Katie MacAlister is responsible for developing content for Impact’s social media channels, blog, and email marketing campaigns. She also creates visual content in alignment with brand standards. Katie has played a key role in the recent growth and increase in engagement of the company’s social media following.

Katie has over five years in the recruitment industry and nearly a decade of experience in communications, social media, and marketing. Her prior experience also includes radio broadcasting, event planning, and managing vendor relationships. Katie’s industry knowledge, creative mindset and marketing skills have proven to be a valuable asset to the marketing team at Impact.

Katie has a Diploma in Broadcast Communications and Media from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and a Certificate in Digital Marketing from Brainstation.

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