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Timeline

2015

Two Founders start a traditional recruitment company

2017

Our Founders realize that traditional recruitment methods aren’t the most effective way for startups to grow with the right people and Pivot + Edge is born.

2018

Pivot + Edge gains a new partner – Enter John Fleischauer (bigtalljohn)

2020

COVID hits and the working world is changed forever. We adapt to the changing landscape, go fully remote and begin the newest chapter in our history.

2021

Pivot + Edge sees massive growth and doubles the team.

The future: The team at Pivot + Edge changes startup hiring forever and the recruitment industry is never the same.

History

It’s a story for the ages. Two Founders with traditional recruitment backgrounds start a company using traditional headhunting techniques to fill mid-level manager and hard-to-find roles. After using traditional recruitment methods but finding more success using elevated job postings the founders began to question everything they thought they knew about recruitment.

Enter John Fleischauer (bigtalljohn), Chief Talent Officer at Pivot + Edge — an expert in the fields of recruitment, employer branding and LinkedIn (if you’re not following him, you’re missing out BIG TIME) — with the goal to disrupt the recruitment industry and turn it on its head.

The team at Pivot + Edge went back to the drawing board and started to look at recruiting in a whole new light.

If you told a yellow cab company in New York City a decade ago that a small startup would come along and provide a better service more efficiently and for a fraction of the cost, they probably would have called you crazy — Uber did just that.

Just as Uber once did, Pivot + Edge’s trailblazing recruitment model is disrupting the industry — an industry that is decades behind in our opinion —and making hiring for startups smart, simple and scalable. At first, we were questioned by C-levels—but they quickly changed their tune and started to ask why they ever hired any other way.

Meet the Team

Meet the team behind Pivot + Edge

Justin Bellmore

Justin Bellmore

Marketing Communication Specialist

Based out of Toronto, ON

What’s great about working at Pivot + Edge is that we’re helping small companies grow in a direct and meaningful way. Hiring is not easy, so when we go in, build employer brands, set up talent networks, and fill up candidate funnels for clients, we’re letting them focus their energy where it matters most – on their business. I get to use my creative process every day to help startups scale. It’s the most rewarding feeling.

Mikaela Ewaskiw

Mikaela (Mik) Ewaskiw

Marketing Communication Specialist

Based out of Calgary, AB

I like working at Pivot + Edge because I get to learn about new and exciting startups and connect with different people every day. Also, the team here is incredibly warm, collaborative, and passionate about helping our clients hire quality talent!

John Fleischauer

John Fleischauer

President + Chief Talent Officer

Based out of Ottawa, ON

John Fleischauer–or as he’s better known–bigtalljohn–is a bit of a recruiting enigma. After studying Biomedical Toxicology at the University of Guelph, John started his career in the recruiting industry in 2004. After working in the agency space for eight years, John transitioned to corporate and lead Halogen Software’s Global Talent Acquisition function, where he helped the business scale from 170 employees pre-IPO to 530 employees (worldwide) as a publicly traded-organization in 3 years. After being acquired by Saba Software, he then transitioned to lead Saba Software’s Global Talent Acquisition function where he was able to stand up a predictable hiring engine that allowed the business to hire for 70 open positions in his final 60 days with the company.

Now as President of Pivot + Edge, John is on a mission to help small businesses out-compete big corporate conglomerates in the war for talent. He is an author, a TEDx speaker, a two-time DisruptHR speaker and you can find him adding to the conversation on LinkedIn @bigtalljohn.

Rebecca Hawman

Rebecca Hawman

Manager, Marketing

Based out of Niagara, ON

Working with Pivot + Edge is always exciting! We get to work with incredible startups changing the landscape of their fields. Our team is passionate, driven and fun… sounds like a cliché but this team truly is a great group of people!

Hadi Hussaen

Hadi Hussaen

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Based out of Toronto, ON

Pivot+Edge intrigued me to join as a recruiter because of their fresh and innovative approach to expand cutting-edge startup companies through their ‘Inside Out’ hiring system. The management team embodies true servant-leadership – they’ve cultivated a highly purposeful and collaborative work environment, where each individual is remarkably unique in the team mission of finding the best talent for the best opportunities.

Luka Lemon

Luka Lemon

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Based out of Trois-Riviere, QC

Working at Pivot + Edge has been a genuine breath of fresh air. Finding a job that you enjoy is already a hard task, but finding a job where you also feel respected and supported is huge. Our team always finds a way to balance freedom and connection. I’m excited for the future of P+E, and I’m even more excited to be a part of it.

Taryn Ross

Taryn Ross

Manager, Talent Acquisition

Based out of Ottawa, ON

What I love most about P+E apart from working with my amazing team, would be the ability to fill talent gaps effectively while upholding valuable relationships with both our clients and candidates.

Evan Wilson

Evan Wilson

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Based out of Ottawa, ON

Working with Pivot + Edge has given me the opportunity to work alongside seed and start-up companies to help them grow into something bigger and to help them grow and reach their full potential. Plus, I love being able to meet so many new people day in and day out as well as working with an awesome and supportive team!

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