Leanna Macdonnell, B.A.

Leanna Macdonnell, B.A.

Director, Client Partnerships




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Email:           lmacdonnell@stoakley.com
          905-821-3455 Ext. 235
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Leanna possesses fifteen years of business experience spanning a number of industry sectors such as financial services, retail services, outplacement consulting and career consulting. Identifying her true passion 12 years ago Leanna has made Executive Search her career focus.  Personally celebrating the perfect alignment of passion and interest with skills and ability, Leanna has experienced incredible success enabling companies and employees to make similar synergistic alignments.

Recruiting Practice:

Leanna has spent the last 8+ years honing her recruiting skills with a retained boutique search firm in downtown Toronto.  Assignments have covered the consumer packaged goods, financial service, retail, energy, not-for-profit, advertising, and manufacturing industry sectors affording her a broad base of business understanding. Leanna’s practice is functionally broad and spans numerous industries at various levels.

Leanna’s exceptional success is derived predominantly from her ability to get to “know” her clients. She develops a deep understanding of how her clients operate and as a result she is able to fully service their needs, no matter within which department those needs may be found. In return, she is able to attract the right people to fit the client’s specific culture, address their challenges and satisfy both the candidates’ and the clients’ long-term growth plans.

Leanna possesses a great many strengths but perhaps her most notable assets are her ingenuity, creativity and persistence.  She consistently finds interesting and exciting ways to identify top candidates; candidates who would otherwise go unnoticed. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, she is able to generate sufficient enthusiasm within these top candidates such that they agree to pursue her clients’ openings.

Leanna’s preferred style is to telephone source and headhunt candidates, but she is equally adept at utilizing job boards and databases; whatever it takes to secure the candidates that her clients seek.