In 1974, Executrade Consultants Limited (ECL) was founded by Rich Stoppler who had a vision to innovate the recruitment industry. Over the years, the brand evolved into Executrade Your Recruitment Specialists, which is now part of the ECL Group of companies. We’ve established ourselves alongside our partner companies of Richardson Executive Search, Stoppler Hughes – Strategic Managed HR, and Outsource – Contingent Workforce Management.

We are a team driven to bring together the best clients and candidates, yet still include family values. We are consummate professionals who also happen to be real people. Our foundational values set us up to continue building ourselves as the leading recruitment agency in Western Canada.

Executrade is the recruitment firm your company should choose for professional search, permanent placements, and temporary and contract placements.

Our Core Values include:

  • Strength: To strengthen our ability to find the perfect fit through strength of will, determination, and character
  • Relationships: To form strong and lasting relationships that become an extension of our need to find the right fit
  • Passion: To demonstrate passion for our work and represent the client and candidate with this same passion
  • Abhorrence of Complacency: To overturn every stone and improve with every moment
  • Exceeding Expectations: To exceed the expectations of our clients, our candidates, and ourselves
  • Awareness: To be aware of the needs of our clients, environment, community, industries, and demonstrate expertise in all areas

ECL Group, and its subsidiaries, share a core purpose: To Enable the Achievement of Vision for our clients, recruits, and staff members.


Under the ECL Group umbrella, Executrade’s partner companies include:

Richardson Executive Search
Richardson Executive Search helps top organizations achieve their business vision by identifying and securing the best leaders in the market. Its focus is on quality over quantity by conducting in-depth business reviews with companies to better understand a client, a client’s culture, and a client’s needs. Richardson pursues proven leaders who seamlessly fit with a team’s culture, values, and required experience to fill. Click here for more information.

Stoppler Hughes – Strategic Managed HR
Stoppler Hughes approaches human resources from a business angle and we pursue solutions to client challenges from a strategy point of view. Click for more information.

Outsource – Contingent Workforce Management
Outsource exists for when clients want to internally manage the recruitment and selection of employees but don’t want these employees placed on their company’s payroll. Using Outsource’s payroll services, our team provides you with an effective alternative for dealing with fixed payroll budgets or union-dictated hiring issues to avoid the complications of adding temporary, hourly paid employees to in-house payrolls.

Outsource insures the employee under WCB and is responsible for vacation pay, CPP, EI contributions, and all legal documentation, such as Records of Employment and T4 slips.

For more than 45 years in Edmonton, Executrade’s staff and reputation has developed with the company’s focus to consistently pursue positive and engaging culture for its clients, recruits, community members, and staff.