Evelynne Ross is a Partner with Recruiting in Motion. Prior to joining the recruitment industry, Evelynne gained 12 years of experience in a variety of senior finance and accounting positions within a broad range of industries. After some soul searching Evelynne opted to make a bold career move into recruitment and has never looked back.
Spending her first 4 years as a recruiting manager at a large multinational firm she was able to use her solid technical accounting knowledge, strong relationship management skills, tenacity and strong work ethic to demonstrate from early on her ability to shine amongst a team of extremely tenured senior recruiters.
Above all, Evelynne values the relationship building side of the recruitment business. Her strengths lie in her ability to truly listen to her clients’ and candidates’ needs and desires in order to make placements that “stick” and that satisfy both the immediate and long term needs of both sides. She manages every engagement with the goal of providing a superior level of customer service to each person involved in the process. She approaches each search with passion and dedication and believes in “going the extra mile” for clients and candidates alike. While others will talk about exceeding expectations, Evelynne will truly deliver. Her ability to build and maintain lasting relationships is at the root of her success in the recruitment industry.
- Evelynne’s hubby works with Research in Motion (the other RIM) working on BlackBerry products. Her pet peeve is when people tell her how much they love their iPhone and how BlackBerry sucks. She is currently working through 100 hours of community service after the last ‘incident’. We don’t talk about it in the office. You shouldn’t either.
- Evelynne has been singing since she was 4 years old. She performs regularly in an acoustic duo around Toronto in small pubs and venues. Although her recruiting world and her singing world don’t often overlap, she occasionally mixes the two. During the 2008 Wall street financial melt-down for example, she often inexplicably found herself singing Steve Miller’s song “Take the Money and Run”. And every so often when candidates complain of having a terrible boss, her old standby “These Boots are Made for Walking” also comes in as a handy little diddy.
- As a mother of two teenagers, Evelynne has mastered the art of hand wringing. At this point she feels that if it were to be introduced as a new category in the Olympics, she would surely have a good chance at making it onto the podium.
When she’s not at work or exploring her inner Joan Jett, Evelynne loves best to spend free time with her husband, two sweet and wonderful teenagers and, occasionally, even her dog.