About Us


Conroy Ross Partners is a retained search and consulting firm serving clients from our offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal. Over the past two decades, we have made over 3,000 successful placements earning us the reputation as one of Canada’s leading recruiters. Whether it’s recruiting the right talent or providing advice on the complexities of business, we work with leadership teams to help their organizations thrive. With experienced consultants located in our offices across Canada, we have the expertise that you seek.

We work with dynamic, growing organizations who want more than just a transaction. Our clients want a trusted advisor. Someone who will take the time to understand who they are, and what their business needs might be. For each of our engagements we strive to achieve a cooperative working relationship with our clients based on mutual respect and open communication. We are committed to providing excellence in service.

It’s not just about search. It’s not just about consulting. It’s about helping you and your business.


Founded by Jim Conroy in 1994, our company began as an executive search firm focused on oil and gas technical professionals.  In 2002, seeking new ways to provide value to our clients, Jim invited Mike Ross to join as a partner, and establish our consulting offering and Edmonton office.  And with that, our firm was given its two namesakes.

In late 2008, our firm entered the Regina market to enhance our presence in Western Canada. In 2010, based on feedback from our clients, our firm expanded its search offering to include professional level search.  Our growth continued in 2012 when our search offering expanded again to include interim management solutions, our contract recruitment offering.

In 2013, we extended our national reach in Eastern Canada with the acquisition of Toronto-based recruitment firm, Funnel Search Group. In 2014, our firm merged with the eastern-based firm, Optimum Talent Executive Search, further extending our geographical scope through offices in Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa. Learn more about Optimum Talent at www.optimumtalent.com.

In January 2016, we formally partnered with Optimum Talent in a new joint venture and acquired Toombs Inc. in Vancouver. Together, we are able to provide clients with the full offering of leadership solutions including executive and professional search, leadership development, coaching, organizational psychology, and career transition.


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