"My areas of expertise range between Management to C-Level Executives for all industries, while overseeing the operations of the firm at the same time."
Founder, Managing Partner
As the Founder and Managing Partner at OCS, Antoinette successfully oversees all aspects of business operations, alongside specializing in Senior Management and Executive level staffing. Antoinette’s distinguishing attribute is her genuine desire and commitment to support each individual that she partners with, taking time to truly understand their values, goals and needs in order to provide the best possible service and guidance to them.
Having over 30 years of experience within the recruitment industry, Antoinette has gained numerous accolades, including being named a “Canadian Staffing Expert” by ere.net and voted as one of “Canada’s Best Bosses” on Monster.ca. Being guided by her plethora of industry knowledge, unwavering dedication and strong core principles, Antoinette has continued to be an influential figure within the recruitment industry and consistently facilitates exclusive relationships between clients and candidates. Antoinette’s distinct, hands-on approach to staffing, together with her belief that every individual deserves the opportunity to excel, is the reason that clients and candidates return to OCS time and again in search of guidance or assistance with staffing.
"My role gives me a hand in every area of the organization. I recruit for internal roles across the board."
Nicole is the Managing Director of OCS and Head of it’s Temporary Division leading and enhancing OCS’ temporary staffing services, while establishing long standing business relationships. Nicole’s role also encompasses developing OCS’ internal team and supervising OCS’ payroll services.
Nicole holds over 25 years of professional experience in senior management positions while refining her coaching, training, leadership skills in the recruitment industry. Furthermore, previous successes while working in Finance and Media have provided Nicole with an expanse understanding and specialization in sales, brand management, negotiations, and most importantly, customer relationship management. Utilizing all that she has experienced and learned, Nicole becomes a trusted partner to organizations and individuals that she aligns with.
"I’m a Generalist Search Consultant within the professional services space.”
Senior Search Consultant
Laura is a Senior Search Consultant at OCS, specializing in the sectors of Legal, Financial, Accounting, Management Consulting, Engineering, IT and Manufacturing. Her enthusiasm towards every client and candidate that she works with leaves a long lasting impression, and her resourcefulness ensures that she exceeds expectations when it comes to navigating the recruitment process at a fast pace, without compromising on quality.
Laura has accrued more than 20 years of experience within the Recruitment and Staffing industry and has demonstrated an unparalleled ability to place top prospects in to leading organizations. She is known for discovering untapped talent within niche markets, closely guiding candidates and clients through the recruitment process, and immersing herself in organizations to fully understand their culture. This thorough, partner-based approach is the reason behind Laura’s most loyal, established clients being world-renowned leaders of their industries.
“My expertise is in Executive Recruitment, Consulting, Organization Design, Strategy & HR Advisory.”
Executive Search Consultant
John is an Executive Search Consultant at OCS, helping clients compliment their leadership team with exceptional executives that elevate their organization. His meticulous consultative approach allows him to become an immersed asset within his clients’ environment, giving him a thorough understanding of the technical requirements for a given position, as well as the intangible cultural and character “fit”, that can really inspire a company to succeed.
John brings over 20 years of leadership experience in many diversified environments, from engineering to visual communications, both in the private and public sectors. A consummate entrepreneur, John’s previous career as a Senior Partner at a Strategy and Management Consultancy firm has provided him with valuable insight as to what truly constitutes exceptional organizational leadership amongst world leaders, senior executives and industry trendsetters. His extensive experience ensures that John is able to provide real tangible executive advice in many business verticals.
“I’m a true generalist recruiter able to apply competency assessment in multiple verticals.”
Senior Search Consultant
Gregg is a Senior Search Consultant at OCS who utilizes his breadth of knowledge to source for a multitude of positions, throughout a variety of sectors. When working on any position within any industry, Gregg is unreservedly meticulous in his approach to build teams by recruiting individuals who will implement change and drive business.
Being in the Recruitment Industry for 13 years, paired with his past Managerial experience, has led Gregg to establish a highly efficient recruiting process, where he takes a proactive approach by networking and headhunting for those who will make positive change. When connecting with clients, he delves deep to learn what they are searching for and prides himself on his transparency with regards to the current market climate, salaries and competitor insight.
"I have a simple philosophy: to find great people and match them with great careers working for the best companies."
Ariella is a Search Consultant who is passionate about changing lives, growing teams, and helping others achieve their dreams. Over the last 14 years, she has placed hundreds of exceptional candidates at all levels, up to and including the Executive level, and in companies ranging from private start-ups to multinationals. She has had proven success in making placements across multiple industries including, Advertising and Marketing, Investment, Financial Services, Technology, Architecture, Legal, Management Consulting, Human Resources, CPG, and many more.
Ariella has been recognized within the industry for her business development, recruitment, and leadership skills. She prides herself on taking a genuine interest in the career progression of those she represents, and her dedication to candidates is admirable. She believes strongly that it all starts with a conversation and works with candidates along the way to uncover their values, personal aspirations, and next career move.
“I am a generalist with a focus on full-time hires!”
Karyn is a Search Consultant with OCS and her passion today is the same as it was 20 years ago when she began her career within the industry. Her success is attributed to process, communication and building strong relationships with both her candidates and clients.
Throughout her career, Karyn has worked with small to large multi-national companies, providing top talent within all areas of corporate organizations. Her enthusiasm and her ability to give 110% into each hire has been instrumental in her success with obtaining clients for life and winning many industry awards for excellence in business development. Karyn focuses on collaboration, communication and continuous personal and professional improvement. Her primary goal is to offer each candidate and client an exceptional recruitment experience, which has made her the successful recruitment consultant she is today.
“Recruitment is all about being genuine, resourceful, and professional”
Hiba is a recruitment consultant at OCS. Hiba started working in recruitment in 2004 and since then she has been enjoying the journey. She has over 13 years of experience in full-cycle recruitment at all levels across various functions and industries. She had the chance to work in different countries, meeting and speaking to candidates from various backgrounds and cultures. To her, this was and will always be the most interesting part of being a recruiter. Besides recruitment, she was also acting as a mentor and advisor to young talents who are still trying to figure out their best skills, their future plans and what they really want to be. It brings joy to her heart and puts a smile on her face when her placed candidates are happy at their new job. Their words of appreciation on the service, assistance, and guidance throughout the whole process is priceless.
Functions: Engineering, Procurement, Accounting & Finance, HR, Audit, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain/Logistics, IT, Shared Services, Legal, Operations, C-suite, BOD, NED.
Industries: FMCG, Renewable Energy, Medical, Computer Software & Security, IT & Technology, Pharmaceuticals, Financial Institution, Wealth Management, Insurance, Management Consultancy, Banking, Investment & Private Equity, Construction, Telecom, Fintech, Tourism, Contracting, Real Estate, Retail, Governmental Entities, Legal Services, Not-for-Profit organizations and more.
"My goal is to foster a trusted partnership with my candidates based on transparency in the recruitment process and open communication."
Maryia is a Recruitment Consultant at OCS. Since joining the recruitment industry in 2015, Maryia Leuchanka has immersed herself in an industry that changes lives. As a change champion, she has quickly built a name for herself in full-cycle recruitment. In her profession, she has assisted many candidates to find their perfect career fit and takes great pride in providing an unmatched standard of service to candidates and clients alike.
Maryia’s background in client relations and project management greatly contributed to her success in the recruitment industry, while her engaging and professional demeanour make her a reliable and trustworthy business partner.
Since joining OCS in 2017, Maryia has focused on recruiting for all levels of roles in professional services including, but not limited to: management consulting, HR, legal, accounting and finance and marketing. She has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and has aligned herself with industry experts who share her passion. Maryia approaches every phone call, interview and meeting as an opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of candidates’ career needs and her clients’ business requirements. This has enabled Maryia to become a highly adaptable Recruitment Professional servicing roles of all levels across various industries. Her consultative approach brands her as a trusted partner and cultivates lasting professional relationships.
“I have worked in all spaces and industries and have a keen ability to find the right person, for the right client.”
Recruiter, Temporary Division
Shannan is a Recruiter for OCS’ Temporary Division. Having been referred to as a true recruitment professional, Shannan’s committed approach has enabled her to work with large, mid-sized and small companies. Shannan’s contributions have positively impacted a multitude of industries including Professional Services, Skilled Trades, Pharmaceuticals, E-Commerce, Sales & Distribution and Not-for-profit organizations.
With over 15 years in recruitment, Shannan has gathered an abundance of Talent Management experience which comprises workforce planning, recruitment, performance management, employee development and employee engagement. Combining this comprehensive industry knowledge with her devotion to helping others achieve their goals has enabled Shannan to establish a strong network of lasting relationships with clients and candidates.
“I recognize that career moves affect the individual and their family. My genuine approach of seeking to truly understand a candidate’s perspective, and coaching them through the process is of the utmost importance to me as a recruiter!”
Recruiter, Temporary Division
As a Recruiter for OCS’ Temporary Division, Rujeeka has amassed a specialized experience in placing candidates in the Warehouse, Professional Services, Administrative & Clerical, Reception, HR & Payroll, General Labour and Customer Service realm, as well as positions that require bilingualism. Rujeeka regularly fills urgent temporary positions and is highly motivated by the satisfaction of helping her clients in their time of need and making their day brighter.
Rujeeka has over 5 years of recruitment experience and couples her consultative style with knowledge gained from her Degree in Business. Owing to her kind and genuine nature, Rujeeka is able to quickly build rapport with her candidates and thrives from assisting them to achieve their career goals. She always takes time to guide individuals through each stage of the recruitment process and this personalized touch has led to numerous recommendations, positive feedback and repeat custom.
“I like to take an enthusiastic approach to managing employment processes, optimizing hiring processes, and delivering top talent for various roles.”
Maxine Crocker is a resourceful and decisive full cycle Recruitment Manager with 10+ years of experience managing full life cycle recruiting within various industries such as Logistics, FinTech, Engineering, IT, Pharmaceutical, and Construction. She delivers key recruiting strategies and has an enthusiastic approach to managing employment processes. She has the keen ability to anticipate management and staffing needs and consistently identify optimal talent to achieve or exceed goals.
Maxine’s experience in the recruitment industry includes placing top talents at all levels. She was involved in the successful staffing of various large-scale hiring projects, which included marketing and advertising for the recruitment drive as well as fulfilling the recruitment needs end-to-end. She possesses the unique ability to connect with people of various backgrounds and is a top headhunter, known for her ability to deliver the best talent the world has to offer.
Maxine is also a qualified Scrum Master and was involved in the successful development of various key digital products with one of South Africa’s top banks. She pulled a team of specialists onboard to develop these products and is passionate about people. She has the unique ability to hone in on strengths and weakness of a team and create a high performing and motivated team.