Executrades’s exceptional growth, demonstrated culture and high level of success have been firmly established over more than 30 years of leadership by founder Rich Stoppler.
Engaging heavily in the training and onboarding of new team members, Rich continues to drive the Executrade recruiting fundamentals and to challenge those around him to build long-term, authentic and trust-based relationships.
Among his distinctive achievements, Rich led Executrade to be recognized as a Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award Finalist and as a winner of the Torch Award for Business Ethics (Better Business Bureau, Central and Northern Alberta). He has also been personally recognized by ACSESS, receiving the National Leadership Award and President’s Award from the local chapter.
He holds a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation (retired), as well as his Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) designation and ACSESS - Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services.
A proud Albertan, Entrepreneur and father, Scott is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the ECL Group of Companies. Leading the group of companies with roots dating back to 1974 has been his passion, ensuring that the companies adapt and evolve with the changing times is his duty. As a result of this the ECL Group is able to offer the talent management solutions its clients need through its subsidiary companies:
- Executrade, Your Recruitment Specialists
- Richardson Executive Search
- Stopper Hughes Integrated HR
- Outsource Contingent Workforce Management
- Wahve Canada
Scott’s focus is on the company’s strategic plan, long-term vision, brand development and in leading a culture of excellence.
Scott believes that his team at ECL Group serve as ambassadors, educators and connectors, and this vision is clearly seen in his leadership and community involvement. He lives the values and purpose of his company, and the ‘people first’ mentality is reflected by himself and everyone he works with. Some of Scott’s accomplishments include being:
- Chapter Chair, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Alberta chapter
- Past President, Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services, (ACSESS) Edmonton Chapter
- Recipient of the Business Leaders of Tomorrow award
Scott is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Alberta chapter and has served as Honorary Chair of numerous charity events throughout the capital region. He is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and proud graduate of NAIT’s Business Administration program.
Scott is highly endorsed for his New Business Development, Executive Search, Recruitment and Leadership skills.
As Vice President, George provides guidance, mentorship and support for all lines within Executrade - Your recruitment Specialists, and our WAHVE (Work At Home Vintage Experts) division. In close collaboration with our Division Directors George is able partner closely with clients and our internal teams to remove barriers, assess needs and develop specialized recruitment strategies.
In his fourteen plus years in staffing and recruitment, George has built and grown high performing, specialized recruitment teams throughout Canada. With one eye on emerging trends and the other focused firmly on his client’s needs today, he is able to isolate, attract and engage great people to help clients thrive.
Having worked hands on roles in each of our business verticals in the past, George’s experience gives him a unique perspective and specialized knowledge in many sectors including insurance, construction, engineering, operations, accounting, sales and administration. He is recognized for his growth mindset and is highly endorsed for his skills in Recruiting, Management, Contract Recruitment, Human Resources and Technical Recruiting.
As a Division Director of Office Services, Laurie offers 20+ years of experience in the staffing industry. She now focuses on both temporary and permanent placements in the fields of Administrative Professionals, Human Resources, Digital Marketing and Non-Designated Accounting.
Laurie is highly endorsed for her skills in Leadership, Management and Recruiting and she applies her ‘partnerships first’ approach, going beneath the surface to ensure she understands exactly what her clients need to secure their success. Nothing inspires Laurie more than knowing that every day, she has the opportunity to help people, and to be a part of changing their lives.
An active member of the Edmonton Minor Football League as a Team Manager for over 7 years, Laurie has also given back to the community through her volunteering at Hope Mission. In her spare time, she has a passion for traveling, especially to her favorite location, Jamaica.
As Division Director of Engineering and Construction, Ian is dedicated to increasing the levels of performance and customer service within his division for both clients and team. Driven by the opportunity to help others, Ian is most rewarded when candidates find their right fit, often hearing from people years down the road that they still love what they do.
With his education and 10 years of experience in Construction, Safety Management, Ian joined ECL Group in 2011, working as a Senior Recruitment Consultant for 3 years, which led to his current leadership role. He has recently completed the Indigenous Canada course from the University of Alberta, and the Indigenous Awareness Canada program.
Described as a ‘consummate professional,’ Ian has an unbridled passion for talent acquisition and spends the majority of his time connecting with potential talent in the growing Engineering, Construction, Health & Safety and Environmental fields. His extensive network has provided him a broad footprint that extends beyond Alberta, successfully placing candidates in roles throughout Western Canada and the rest of the country.
As Division Director, Kevin runs an active desk, leading the Sales & Technology recruiting team in first understanding candidate and client needs, then quickly reacting to them. His focus is on placing Senior Sales, Operations and Management roles.
After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at Simon Fraser University, Kevin traveled extensively in Europe and Africa. Finally settling in Calgary, he began a Sales career in Consumer Packaged Goods with companies such as General Mills, Maple Leaf Foods and Nestle. After 17 years in Sales, Marketing and Management roles, Kevin bought into a manufacturing business, leaving the corporate world to pursue his entrepreneurial desires.
Upon the sale of his established manufacturing business, Kevin recognized his ideal combination of sales, client interaction and enterprise skills in the field of Professional Recruiting, joining Executrade in 2010.
Kevin has successfully developed an extensive network in Western Canada, placing scores of candidates with clients in a relatively wide range of industries. He is highly endorsed for his skills in Recruiting, Management, Sales Management and Contract Recruitment.
As Division Director, Steve guides and supports all members of the Insurance Team under the Executrade and WAHVE banners. Steve joined the organization in 2021 as a Senior Recruitment Consultant exclusively focused on the continued development of the firm’s insurance sector practice. This team was formed to meet the needs of Insurance industry professionals to advance their careers or add new team members to support business growth objectives.
Steve’s professional career spans more than 30 years, including 15 years of experience in the Staffing and Recruitment industry. During his career, each of Steve’s roles have been focused around building professional, trust based relationships.
Steve holds NAIT Business Administration Diplomas in Marketing and Finance, as well as the Financial Management Advisor designation from the Canadian Securities Institute.
In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with his social circle, is an avid world traveler, competitive billiards player and automotive enthusiast.
As a Recruitment Consultant, Mike focuses on the Sales and Operations industries from his Calgary desk, working on placements in Information Technology, Transportation & Logistics, Oil & Gas and Property Management, to name a few. Mike brings passion and tenacity in his endeavors to assess specific client needs, determine fit, and solve problems, and his determination towards constant personal improvement coincides seamlessly with ECL’s values.
Born and raised in Calgary, Mike has a demonstrated history of building strong relationships with both clients and candidates. He started his career in human and vocational services in the non-profit sector, and was responsible for finding competitive employment for individuals with both physical and mental barriers.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Calgary, and aside from recruitment, Mike has a particular interest in competitive sports, soccer and volleyball.
Mark is a Finance and Accounting Recruitment specialist based in Calgary, with over 10 years of experience in the industry. Originally from England, Mark has always been passionate about travel, culture, and meeting new people. He pursued a career in sales and business development, and later transitioned into the recruiting world due to his love for having conversations and making new connections.
After completing his Bachelor's degree, Mark gained knowledge of the finance and accounting industry while working in the Cayman Islands. Once in Calgary, he founded his own recruitment firm and has since developed an extensive network of contacts and a deep understanding of the finance and accounting job market in the area.
Mark has successfully placed candidates in various roles, from entry-level accounting positions to senior finance leadership roles, for a wide range of clients including large multinational corporations to small and medium-sized businesses. He is known for his professionalism, attention to detail, and commitment to delivering results for his clients. Mark takes the time to understand his clients' needs and works closely with them to find the right candidate for the job.
As Recruitment Consultant, Terry focuses on placements in the Insurance industry. Terry brings passion and tenacity in his endeavors to assess specific client needs, determine fit, and solve problems. ‘Transparency is Key,’ is Terry’s philosophy, and it is reflected in everything he does.
With his 13-year experience in the Insurance industry (Claims, Sales & Service), Terry has a full understanding of his candidates’ needs as he speaks their professional language. He is passionate about bringing his experience and industry knowledge together to assist candidates find the role that perfectly match their expectations.
With a wide breadth of experience in administration, general accounting, operations coordination and project coordination, Aisha brings her organizational and communication skills to her role. Her past experience in Legal and Administrative roles has provided her with a foundation of understanding just how important it is to find the right person for the role - a value that matches Wahve Canada’s purpose to create long-lasting relationships with contractors and clients.
In her role as Recruitment Consultant, Aisha ensures support to clients and Wahves are being met at every level. Wearing many hats, Aisha is able to pivot and re-prioritize quickly to ensure she is always aware of the needs of the team, our clients and our Wahves.
As Research Associate for the Engineering and Construction Division, Vivian is determined to find the right person for each role she oversees. Her 8-year experience in the Retail and Customer Service, combined with great communication skills, have allowed her to create instant connections and build long-term relationships with all the prospective candidates. Using a friendly approach when sourcing candidates, is Vivian’s secret.
Vivian graduated from the University of Alberta with a major of Psychology.
As Junior Recruitment Consultant for the Office Services Division, Courtney ensures that our clients and candidates receive an exceptional customer service experience throughout the recruitment process.
Leveraging her successful retail recruitment, onboarding, training, and administrative background, Courtney is responsible for a variety of key tasks throughout the recruitment process including researching, interviewing, reference checks and quality control responsibilities.
She plays an integral role in the success of the Office Services Division, and is highly endorsed for her skills in recruiting, administration, and customer service.
Jenny, in her role as Research Associate for the Accounting & Insurance Divisions, is dedicated to fostering a positive candidate and client experience for all those with whom she interacts.
With seven years of experience in the recruitment industry, Jenny is deeply committed to cultivating authentic relationships and ensuring the optimal fit for both candidates and clients. She brings a sense of urgency, efficiency, and attention to detail to every role she undertakes.
Jeff plays an instrumental role in promoting the growth of Executrade's client base, with a focus on Business Development and Account Management. His primary goal is to ensure that relationships between clients and candidates are maintained and nurtured to drive continued success. With over 15 years of experience in Recruitment and Business Development, and more than 10 years in Account Management, Jeff has developed a deep understanding of the challenges faced by businesses when it comes to sourcing and hiring top talent.
He is passionate about building strong relationships with his clients and helping them to achieve their business goals by providing them with the best possible recruitment solutions. Jeff takes a consultative approach to sales, working closely with his clients to understand their specific needs and developing tailored solutions that can help them to attract and retain the right talent.
He has demonstrated a strong ability to drive revenue growth and achieve sales targets throughout his career. He has a keen eye for detail and is highly skilled in identifying and capitalizing on new business opportunities. His exceptional communication and negotiation skills enable him to build trust and rapport with clients, leading to long-term partnerships.
Jeff is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in the recruitment industry. He is constantly seeking new opportunities to learn and improve his skills, and he takes pride in delivering exceptional customer service to his clients.
Jeff’s passion for people is also seen in his impressive list of accomplishments, including volunteer construction of homes, a school, and an orphanage in third-world countries. Jeff has also volunteered with Immigrant Services of Calgary as an employment coach/trainer.
For over 16 years, Sherry has served her clients with a fierce commitment and passion for building authentic and long-lasting relationships. Sherry doesn’t believe her job is done the first time her clients secure their hiring needs – she values long term relationships and truly partnering with her clients to ensure that their needs are met, and expectations are succeeded. She has maintained connections with clients and candidates over the span of their careers, and still talks to people she met in her first year working in the recruitment industry. In her words, ‘Time spent learning and listening is what makes me a valued partner for clients and candidates.’
Honesty and integrity are key to Sherry’s professional ethics - she works diligently to find the right fit for the right person and company - the right way. Her previous roles in developing recruitment teams motivated her to teach others that the recruiting business is simply about building relationships and treating people with respect and consideration.
Focusing mainly on nurturing and building client relationships in all business sectors, within the Temporary, Contract, Permanent and Executive Search space Sherry is 100% client focused, partnering with business teams on strategic recruitment and planning, and staying on top of market research, ensuring her experience will make the ideal connection between top talent and clients for years to come.
Sherry is highly endorsed for her skills in Client Relationships & Business Development partnering with clients for all of their Recruitment needs.
Rob comes to the ECL Group of Companies with over 20 years experience in Business Development and Account Management. For most of the last 12 years, he’s been instrumental in building long term relationships, with a focus on recruitment in the industrial sectors. His passion for building relationships based on honesty, trust, communication, and collaboration make him a consummate professional.
As a previous business owner, Rob’s entrepreneurial spirit and drive to succeed, allows him the opportunity to use his creativity in providing a variety of staffing solutions to our clients.
With a focus on creating and building relationships, mainly in the Municipalities, Not-for-Profit, and Construction sectors, Rob is committed to providing the highest level of customer service, to both external and internal clients. Rob’s mantra is “Customers for Life”.
Rob is highly endorsed for his skills in Account Management, New Business Development and Sales Management.
Wendy Phanthikane is a business development professional with over 15 years of experience in real estate financing, sales, and construction. With a proven track record of success in these areas, as well as staffing and recruitment, Wendy is a well-rounded professional who is committed to providing the highest level of service
Over the past 5 years, Wendy has developed a deep interest in many areas of construction staffing where she has worked with clients of all sizes to find top talent to fill their open positions. She is an expert at identifying the right individuals for each job and placing highly qualified candidates in a variety of business functions in an organization.
Throughout her career, Wendy has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and a passion for helping leaders and their teams achieve their goals. She is a trusted advisor who values honesty, integrity, and building lasting relationships in all areas of her life.
‘Determination leads to success,’ is Lynne’s professional philosophy, and it’s reflected in everything she does. With her CGA, CPA and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of the Philippines - Visayas, Lynne brings an extensive knowledge of accounting principles to Executrade, as well as her experience in implementing improvements to procedures and policies.
Having worked for 2 of the Big 4 accounting firms, Ernst & Young and KPMG, Lynne boasts extensive auditing and accounting skills that cover a variety of industries, from small to multinational companies, including the public sector. She ensures that best practices are being upheld, and contributes to Executrade’s value of Strength, ensuring outstanding processes, resources and connections.
Lynne brings her determination to her role at Executrade daily, and also applies it at home as an adventurous mother of two who enjoys camping, and has crossed skydiving and paragliding off her bucket list.
As ECL Group of Companies’ Corporate Services & Accounting Admin., Lynette delivers support to accounting, invoicing, and payroll processing. She has more than 10 years of experience in office management, business operations, and administrative support.
Prior to joining ECL Group of Companies, Lynette was an administrative / engineering support specialist for a Dubai-based multinational engineering company. In her role, she has provided admin and office support across a wide range of company operations and various projects.
Situated in ECL Group of Companies’ Edmonton office, Manpreet fulfills the vital role of managing the weekly temporary payroll function, as well as answering queries concerning payroll.
Since obtaining her Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Manpreet has gained valuable experience with such organizations as TD Bank, City of Westfield, Huntington Bank and Wal-Mart. As a dedicated family individual, she spends most of her free time with them, enjoying various activities.