Service Specialisms

Executive Search

Region

North America

City

Calgary

Country

Canada

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Firm

Pekarsky & Co

Susie Besler

Consultant

Susie joined Pekarsky & Co. as a Principal in April, 2016. She brings with her a diverse background in the executive recruitment, healthcare and professional services industries.

Susie draws from her experiences as an entrepreneur, Chartered Accountant and Registered Nurse to bring both technical and business understanding to each client engagement.

As a CA herself, Susie naturally leads the majority of Pekarsky & Co.’s senior finance and accounting searches though she has enjoyed the opportunity to branch into executive and operational C-Suite recruitment as well. She is known to her clients and candidates for her dedicated professionalism, business acumen and expertise in matching talent to client needs.

After many years spent at home raising her children, Susie reentered the workforce in 2012. With her genuine interest in peoples’ personal stories, customer service focus and drive to succeed, recruitment appeared to be a natural fit.
Prior to joining Pekarsky & Co., Susie worked as a Search Manager with Conroy Ross Partners, since acquired by Optimum Talent, where she specialized in the recruitment of finance and accounting leaders for organizations in Calgary.

Before transitioning to a career path in recruitment, Susie embarked on the life learning adventure of building her own business from the ground up. After much blood, sweat and tears, Core Fitness evolved from an empty commercial space to an energized fitness center filled with members reaching new heights. Susie’s experience owning and managing Core Fitness gave her a whole new appreciation for small business success. After two years, and with two small children at home and one on the way, Susie sold Core Fitness to focus on raising her young family.

Susie holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and a Nursing Diploma from the University of Alberta Hospital School of Nursing. Upon obtaining her business degree, Susie articled with KPMG in Calgary where she served clients in the oil and gas, agriculture and manufacturing industries for four years before earning her Chartered Accountant designation.

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Patrick Andress

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Ryan Baggett

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Martin Baker

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Jill Birch

Canada

Jen Bradley

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Helmi Brinis

Tunisia

Craig Buffkin

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Raj Das

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Sean Davies

Australia

Brenda Doherty

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Matthew Elliott

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Mark Farrington

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Megan Feeney

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Anneke Ferreira

South Africa

Roy Herold

Finland

Carrie Hobson

New Zealand

Bradley Holden

United States

Wiltfried Idema

Netherlands

Daniel Iriarte

Argentina

Kellee Kirby

United States

Stefan Koop

Germany

Cheryl Lai

Canada

Stephen Leavy

New Zealand

Sarah Magnell

Australia

Jorge Matiz

Colombia

Fiona McCrostie

New Zealand

Brian Meek

United States

Nicola Mirza

New Zealand

Maggie Ow

Canada

Clara Pintos

Argentina

Alex Richardson

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Lone Rørvig

Denmark

Sofia Said

Colombia

Anja Schelte

Germany

MR Singh

India

Candy Sun

China

Nat Sutton

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Frans Versteeg

Netherlands

Dan Walters

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Chelsie Whitelock

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