Experienced, Enterprising and Diligent Headhunters

With over 25 years of experience building a network in CPG and related industries, McLennan Search is now one of the most trusted names in Marketing and Sales recruitment in Canada.

We are keenly aware of the financial and cultural costs associated with an empty desk. We balance the need to move quickly with finding the best possible candidate the market has to offer, not just someone who can do the job. We “get it” and we take pride in the short lists we present and are mindful of making the most of our client’s time.

Top Search firm for Sales, Marketing and Operations Roles

We are consistently in the Canadian market creating relationships with Brand Managers, Marketing Communications professionals, National/Key Account Sales Managers, Marketing and Sales Directors and Vice Presidents.
We are frequently recruiting in the Sports and Entertainment industry for Sponsorship/Partnership Professionals and Experiential Marketing Leaders both client and agency side.

We have been successful in completing many Supply Chain, Demand Planner and Operations Leader searches. Our knowledge stretches across a wide array of industries and our network is extensive. Client references are readily available.

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I’ve had the opportunity to work Laura and would highly recommend her to any organization who is looking to match key talent to both current and evolving organizational structures. Laura’s approach to understanding the needs of both the organization she is working with and the candidates they are considering, is one of her greatest strengths. Her ability to match cultural fit, individual competency sets and leadership ability is a critical difference in her success with bring the right people and organizations together. I would highly recommend Laura to any organization that is looking for guidance and consultancy on evolving and maximizing their organizational design, while matching great talent to the right roles.

Adam Shea, VP and General Manager, CPG

“Laura is a consummate professional with the ability to synthesize her experience in the CPG industry and recruiting for win/win results. I have worked with Laura on both sides of the desk and the common theme has been her passion, listening and perseverance to bring like minded candidates and organizations together to win. Her non-cookie cutter approach to recruiting in addition to that “extra mile” Laura undertakes, truly separates her from others in the business. I would recommend Laura without hesitation.”

Paul Jew, VP Sales, CPG

Having known Laura for many years and having had the opportunity to work with her closely, I can recommend her confidently as a recruiter and as a business person.

Laura brings her passion, intelligence and energy to everything she does. She takes what she does seriously and drives forward to find the right solution for everyone.

She cares about what she does, the people she works with and always makes a positive difference.

Todd Kelly, General Manager, CPG
I had the very good fortune to partner with Laura on a number of Marketing and Sales searches within the CPG industry for which my firm was recruiting. I found Laura to be very knowledgeable of the industry, marketplace and industry players. Equally critical was her demonstrated ability to understand the culture of our organization and the dynamics of our people to ensure a strong fit between our business needs and the selected clients she put forth. As a true business partner, Laura was an active advocate for our firm in the marketplace, worked diligently for the candidates she represented, and was motivated by achieving successful long term relationships between client and candidate. In short, Laura is a wonderfully personable, professional and talented search consultant who goes the extra mile for both client and candidate to secure a successful placement. I viewed Laura as an extension of my team and look forward to the opportunity to work with her once again in the future.
Bill Bennett, Manager, Human Resources, CPG

Laura has an incredible ability to source/find candidates, who are both well qualified and a superb match from the perspective of organizational fit. She is professional, thoughtful, and can read a candidate exceptionally well. Her services are worth every penny, and I hope to work with her for many years to come.

Kirstin Grant, Director People and Wellness, CMHA, Ontario
Laura is a true professional in the field of recruiting. She was able to use her solid business experience and talent understand the nuances of our industry and was able find highly skilled candidates that fit extremely well in our organization. She effectively met our organization’s needs while managing the candidate side of the relationship very well. I would highly recommend Laura as a corporate recruiter.
Alison Doherty, Director Human Resources, Mattel
I had the great pleasure to work alongside Laura during her time at KIND and also to benefit from her incredible recruitment talents multiple times as she helped us fill both Marketing and Sales roles. Laura is extremely professional and does an amazing job understanding the needs of an organization, recommending talent that will not only help achieve company goals but also ensures cultural fit. Her enthusiasm for what she does and positive outlook on solving for her client’s needs has made her someone I know I can rely on and look forward to working with each time an opportunity arises. I highly recommend Laura to any company looking to match the right talent to their evolving team.
Stacey Bowman, Sr. Director Marketing, KIND Snacks

Founder Laura McLennan

Throughout her search career Laura has partnered with some of the most highly regarded Brands in North America to help build their Marketing, Sales and Operations teams, and is extremely proud of the reputation she has built for being a recruiter who “gets it”.

Prior to her career in search, Laura held senior Sales and Marketing positions within Colgate Palmolive, Coca-Cola, Molson Coors and Kind Snacks. Her industry knowledge, business acumen and her ability to simply connect with candidates in a meaningful way has always been her competitive advantage. Laura is a volunteer with Girls E-Mentorship (GEM) in Toronto, and has worked extensively recruiting in the not for profit sector for NPO’s such as the Canadian Mental Health Association CMHA

She is an alumnus of Wilfrid Laurier University and the mother of the best dog in the world.

Laura McLennan

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