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Candidate Testimonials 2017-05-18T13:05:56+00:00

Candidate Testimonials

Carrie is the consummate professional. She has a keen eye for crucial details, is incredibly dedicated to her clients and knows the hiring landscape better than anyone in the business. She has the respect and the attention of the most senior decision makers in the legal profession and knows how best to present a candidate. Her counsel and support at a very stressful time were invaluable to me and I have only one piece of advice for anyone looking to make a change: work with Carrie. You won’t regret it!

Paul M. Lalonde - Partner, Dentons Canada LLP

During my search for an in-house counsel position, I found The Heller Group to be the best suited for my type of search. They were exceptional to deal with; they were very knowledgeable, professional and extremely helpful in developing a “plan of attack” for my search. I found them to be of particular assistance in the final stages of negotiation with my eventual employer. Ultimately, The Heller Group was able to provide me with a position that best suited my needs.

George Ellinidis - Director and Assistant General Counsel – Canada, Smucker Foods of Canada Co.

Louise Woollcombe was instrumental in my recent lateral move to a top firm in another city. Throughout the process, Louise managed to combine extreme professionalism with exceptional dedication. From the beginning, Louise made me feel like she was in my corner and had my best interests at heart. She took the time to get to know my goals and needs and then recommended specific strategies based on her deep knowledge of the legal market. She remained committed and focused through the process and helped me stay on target. Her vision in identifying unexpected alternatives made all the difference. I heartily recommend Louise and The Heller Group team if you are contemplating a lateral move.

Peter Birkness - Partner, McCarthy Tetrault

Making a change is difficult, especially for a partner with more than a decade at one firm. The Heller Group went out of its way to ease my transition. They took the time necessary to understand me and my practice. They provided me with excellent legal market information, a comprehensive analysis of my practice, and then presented me to firms that best fit my career objectives and the needs of my clients. During the negotiation, they provided me with sound advice on compensation expectations. In the end, after providing me with attractive opportunities, I happily chose Macleod Dixon LLP. If you are thinking of making a move, I highly recommend the professionals at The Heller Group.

Michael Caruso - Partner, Norton Rose Canada LLP

Carrie has “moved” me twice. In both instances, she assisted in fielding direct approaches and provided very good advice with respect to the prospective firms. She has a very good grasp of fit and of the changing nature of the firms. I would recommend her highly for both individuals and firms.

Joel Watson - Partner, Shibley Righton LLP

Carrie does an excellent job understanding the needs of her clients and delivering results.

Vivek Bakshi - Partner, Dentons Canada LLP

I found Carrie to be hard working, caring, creative, knowledgeable, full of integrity, responsive and above all, patient. She was a true partner. I would not hesitate to recommend Carrie to anyone who requires her services.

Kamleh Nicola - Partner, Baker & McKenzie

When I first spoke with The Heller Group about the possibility of applying to law firms, I was frankly quite hesitant about using a recruitment firm. My thought was, if I’m going to apply to law firms, I could just apply directly myself and had no need to go through a ‘middle person’. I quickly realized this assumption was incorrect and that Carrie added tremendous value to the process – from handling preliminary introductions to final negotiations. However, the greatest benefit I derived from engaging Carrie was that through her very position as the “middle person” and intermediary she was privy to much more frank and forthright discussions and information than I would have had access to if I had conducted this search on my own. Such information is invaluable for making fully informed decisions and crucial when making a career move. In addition to all of this, she was highly professional and a pleasure to deal with throughout the process.

Daniel Jeon - Associate, Goodmans

From my first interview with Carrie Heller, she provided clear and helpful communication as to her corporate client’s requirements and expectations for the position. She also acted as a valuable go-between in my final negotiations with the company, assisting to balance the needs of both sides in order to achieve a good fit.

Stephen Young - Group Counsel & Secretary, Xstrata Nickel

Sherri takes the time to gain in-depth knowledge of the legal fields for which she recruits, providing candidates with the information needed to make decisions with confidence. She works to understand the needs of all parties to the hiring process.

Belinda Schubert - Associate, Nixon Fleet & Poole LLP