The Martyn Bassett Team
Martyn Bassett – President & Founder
Everything about this company, from recruitment methodology to décor, is shaped by Martyn’s experience, expertise and insight. And it’s not just because his name is on the sign.
Born in England, raised in Canada, educated at McMaster University and living in Toronto; Martyn is a 30-year veteran of the recruitment business with connections to Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs and executives. He uses his personal experience, and knowledge gleaned from the pages of the Economist, to understand the challenges facing his clients. He’ll challenge you – on your business needs and the squash court – but you’ll be glad he did.
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Toni Hooper – Director of Recruiting
Toni understands what motivates successful business professionals for one, simple reason; she is one. Her list of accomplishments begins long before she arrived at Martyn Bassett Associates and is still growing today.
Her energy is endless and infectious, which is why she’s in charge of developing the next wave of great recruiters for us. She’s the embodiment of best practices and it shows, on the dance floor and in the office. She excels at placing top-tier sales people and handles our most demanding C and V-level searches while winning over clients and candidates with her honest, straightforward approach to recruiting.
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
Esther Coleman – Managed Service Practice Lead
Esther leads a practice that works exclusively and extensively in the Managed Services sector. It’s an area where Martyn Bassett Associates had a history of success but she expanded the focus to encompass Cloud Services, Unified Communications, Application Hosting, Virtualization and variety of other outsourced services. Her niche focus and 20+ years of sales experience makes her an ideal partner.
She’s worked with emerging companies and industry leaders, so whether you need to build a team or make a strategic hiring decision, if your firm focuses on Managed Services or peripheral industries, Esther can add value and perspective to your search.
Amelie Doyon – BI & Analytics Recruitment Specialist
Amelie is a driven professional, which made recruiting a natural next step for her career. Her previous roles involved business development, talent recruitment and consistent overachievement so it’s no surprise she’s excelled in the world of recruiting. It also means she’s ideally suited to partner with you in your next search.
Originally from Quebec City, Amelie brings a fresh perspective – on roles and the city – to the office and her drive to succeed motivates everyone else on the team. She’s also dedicated to professional development, so she’ll be pushing us even harder in the months and years to come.
Jeff Corbett – Executive Recruiter
Jeff was an accomplished recruiter and proven sales professional long before joining Martyn Bassett Associates. He surprised us early and often with his ability to attract candidates that would seem unattainable to lesser recruiters. Ultimately, it’s his drive to be the best that makes him such a genuine asset to the firm.
That same drive also makes him a real shark at the card tables and, whether the game is Bridge or Baccarat, he’ll give you a run for your money. No matter what the stakes, Jeff is a safe bet if you’re looking to take the next step in your career.
Nako Mbelle - BI & Analytics Recruitment Specialist
Nako’s background involved sales and technology, which made her a perfect fit for Martyn Bassett Associates. She has 15 years of experience building relationships, identifying pain points and offering solutions. It’s a highly transferable skill set that made her a highly successful sales professional and a natural fit for recruiting.
With an education in political science and a history of giving back to her community it’s no surprise that Nako takes a genuine interest in the success of her candidates and clients. She’s an ideal partner for anyone looking to build a team or take the next step in their career.
Cody Pierson – Marketing Manager
Cody spends less time on the phone and more time on the Internet than the rest of the office combined, which would be a problem if he weren’t in charge of marketing. If you’ve read something with the Martyn Bassett logo on it, odds are Cody had a hand in it.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, he got his start with a software startup before making the move to Toronto. He’s picked up a mixed bag of skills from working in retail, a box factory and web marketing, but he’s found they tend to come in handy.
Samantha Colaco – Office Administrator
Sam is the one person in the office that’s never lonely, even if she doesn’t always enjoy the company. She’s tech support, human resources and a programmer all rolled into one. Basically, the office wouldn’t function without her.
Her degree in Human Resources comes courtesy of York University, but she honed her knack for event planning as a member of several clubs and organizations around campus. It’s the proverbial icing on the cake that guarantees there will always be literal icing on the cake when birthdays and holidays roll around.