Acumetrics is a Toronto-based business intelligence and data warehousing company that offers a variety of enterprise solutions using Cognos. Established in 2003 to fill a void in the Toronto business intelligence market, they engaged us as their recruitment partner to fill an incredibly specific role within the organization.
Acumetrics needed an individual who possessed a very particular skill set to take on their Senior Business Intelligence Practice Manager role. We knew it wasn’t going to be easy to find in the Toronto market, so we set our sights on the competition as the most likely source of talent.
They needed someone with significant experience working with Cognos TM1 and Business Intelligence, as well as expertise in other areas of business analytics. Time was a factor in this case, so we had to work quickly and efficiently in order to deliver the highest quality candidate for Acumetrics.
Our search went exceptionally well. We found an ideal candidate at a competing organization and from there the process was expedited, moving from interview to offer in under a week. The candidate found the opportunity he was looking for and Acumetrics found a leader that would profoundly impact their business moving forward.
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We drew up a very specific wishlist for our Business Development Executive – which included experience in managed and professional services, consistent over-performance and experience as a consultant – before we retained Martyn. We had no guarantee that candidate was on the market but Martyn’s team produced several that ticked all the boxes and one that exceeded our expectations.
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Having gone through interviews and job negotiations many times on my own before, I have to say that being presented by a recruiter this time made the process so much smoother. I’m sure that myself and my employer are both happier with the outcome as a result of working with Martyn Bassett Associates through the process.
Martyn’s ability to bring talent to you is a benefit in and of itself, but what truly impressed me is his understanding of what you need and what you don’t need and having the conversation about it.
I looked at Martyn as more than the guy bringing talent to me – I looked to him for advice throughout the process.
A company is only as successful as its talented people, which is why we turned to Martyn to find us the right people, for the right roles, at critical points in Leonardo’s growth.
Having top talent in place has helped the company’s transformation from a small media production company to a digital technology company serving the global hospitality industry. The quality of talent that Martyn has brought us is unmatched.
It’s a tricky thing to find the right people based in Toronto who can go and sell to distant markets and how to sell in a SaaS world with the right language skills – you can imagine it’s like finding a needle in a haystack and Martyn came up with great candidates that we used to fill a number of roles.