Terri Phipps

Senior Vice President and Market Leader

Terri is Senior Vice President of Talent  Development Solutions for Optimum Talent in our Vancouver Office. Terri’s primary role is to work closely with our customers and bring them innovative solutions to help them address their talent management needs. Terri is also responsible for bringing fresh thought leadership ideas to our clients. As the Market…

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Angelique Meyer, PCC, MBA

Vice President, Leadership Assessment and Development

Angelique is the Vice President, Leadership Assessment and Development with Optimum Talent in Vancouver, B.C. She works with clients to create strategies and implement programs using an integrated Talent Solution approach. These strategies include Executive Coaching, Succession Planning, Emerging Leaders, Strategic Design, Executive and Team Assessments. Angelique comes with extensive business acumen through managing her…

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Dawn Bergot

Manager, Client Solutions

Dawn is the Manager, Client Solutions in Vancouver.  She has a passion for establishing and cultivating new business relationships, and facilitating client success by working with them to identify the best service offerings from Optimum Talent’s extensive portfolio.  With a varied background in executive recruiting, human resources, marketing, market development, and office administration, she has…

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Sandra Moore, CHRP, MCouns


As Senior Consultant with Optimum Talent, Sandy brings over 20 years of diverse human resources experience including career counseling, recruitment and selection, career transition, employee retention, and performance management. Previously, Sandy managed the HR department for one of the top 10 public accounting firms in BC, receiving North American recognition for best practices in recruiting….

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Suzanna de Souza


Suzanna is a Career Consultant with Optimum Talent in Vancouver, BC.  For the past 17 years, Suzanna has worked for global and local organizations across a variety of industries. She started off her career in Marketing, Sales and BD and has transitioned to Human Resources focused on Career Coaching and Development, Executive Search and Global…

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Edie Smith

Coordinator, Client Services

As the Coordinator, Client Services in our Vancouver office, Edie is responsible for supporting our client administration and office services. Her warmth, easygoing and approachable personality creates a positive atmosphere for our clients and staff alike.  Edie has 20 years of exceptional administrative experience gained in the career transition industry, and takes pride in providing…

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Acquisition Annoucement

Optimum Talent Announces the Acquisition of Conroy Ross Partners

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Shake It: The Art of a Great Handshake

It is said that the practice of shaking hands originated in ancient times to show that you wished for a peaceful interaction and held no weapons in your hands.  Whatever the basis, the handshake has become one of few acceptable forms of physical contact between strangers, and leaves a lasting impression. As someone who shakes…

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