The Team

Our team is comprised of a dynamic group of expert service providers.

Scott Stoppler, President and CEO

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Visionary, connector, coach, builder

Under Scott’s leadership Richardson Executive Search went from a vision to reality and beyond. His focus is on the company’s long-term vision, brand development, and Richardson’s integration with the other companies within the ECL Group.

Scott has 25 years of search industry experience and is passionate about all things people related. He is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and graduate of NAIT’s Business Administration program. Scott is a proud member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization), past Chapter Chair of the Alberta Chapter, and past President for the Edmonton Chapter Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS).

Scott has also been the recipient of the Business Leaders of Tomorrow Award in 2013 and under his direction, Richardson supports numerous charities across Western Canada.

Daryl Henry, Vice President

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Connector, motivator, influencer, mediator, partner

As Vice President, for Richardson Executive Search, Daryl strategically works with senior level leaders/clients, across multiple industries, assisting them both achieve their executive level recruitment vision.

With over 15 years in leadership recruitment and staffing, Daryl spent the previous 19 years in progressive executive leadership positions with a leading Canadian telecommunications company. In total, Daryl carries over 30 years of diverse leadership, strategy and business operations experience and excellence with a very strong and successful background in building, coaching and developing high performing teams.

Daryl is very active in the Calgary community as a volunteer, and is a board member of the W.H.L. alumni association and a volunteer with the Calgary JR A Mountaineers Lacrosse Team.

Sandy Jacobson, Vice President

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Connector, motivator, facilitator, mediator, partner

Sandy Jacobson has a proven track record as an executive search professional and has been in the human resources and staffing industry since 2006. As Vice President, she works with an array of clients spanning from municipalities, not for profits, private and public companies to private equity groups. 

She is passionate about her field and brings a strong sense of urgency and customer service to any candidate or client she is representing. Prior to her interest in recruitment, Sandy spent several years in provincial politics, commercial real estate, start up projects and corporate fundraising. 

She is a local Edmontonian and is active in her community. She is also the Chair of the Paralympic Sports and a Board Member with the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

Marielle Maillot, Director of Administration

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As the Director of Administration at Richardson, Marielle plays a pivotal role in orchestrating seamless search processes and ensuring operational efficiency for the Richardson teams.

Before joining Richardson, Marielle demonstrated her expertise as a key member of both the French and UK teams at a prominent European Executive Search firm. In this role, she supported teams collaborating with world-renowned private equity investors across Europe and North America.

With a 12-year tenure in international law firms and legal departments within the media industry, Marielle has honed exceptional communication skills, particularly in her interactions with clients and C-Suite candidates. Her role at Richardson is further defined by her meticulous attention to detail and a wealth of experience, making her an indispensable member of the leadership team.

Jesse Jacobson, Executive Search Consultant

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Communicator, supporter, ally, collaborator, connector

Born and raised in Edmonton, Jesse joined the Richardson Executive Search team in 2021 and is enthusiastic about building relationships with our clients and candidates, identifying executive search solutions, and streamlining operations. With a 10-year background in civil construction, he brings his industry experience and expertise to provide comprehensive support to the Richardson Edmonton team.

Jesse’s role with our firm is to liaise with various levels of stakeholders, source top talent for our clients, and guide candidates through the recruitment process. Purpose-driven, he prides himself on delivering a seamless recruitment experience, upholding our company’s core values of Exceeding Expectations and Passion.

Courtnie Fuster, Senior Research Associate

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Supporter, ally, analyst, collaborator, connector

As a graduate from the University of British Columbia, Courtnie comes to the team with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Based in Calgary, her background in client-facing roles  and internal recruitment leaves her well-versed in the business of building and maintaining the long-term and professional relationships Richardson strives for. 

As a Senior Research Associate, Courtnie's work is key to starting the executive search process on the right foot, and she will most often be the first point of contact for our top talent. Working closely with candidates via sourcing, writing job postings and conducting pre-screen interviews, Courtnie sets the tone for candidate experience and makes sure the process runs smoothly. 

Yolanda Garcia, Research Associate

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Yolanda, as a seasoned Research Associate, brings a wealth of 14 years of specialized experience in Talent Acquisition and HR. Her core focus revolves around identifying top-tier talent, making a significant impact on the organization's overall success. Operating from Edmonton and providing valuable support to Sandy Jacobson's team, Yolanda consistently demonstrates a remarkable level of adaptability and delivers work of the highest quality, showcasing her unwavering dedication to achieving excellence.

Recognized for her exceptional client service, Yolanda prioritizes fostering robust professional relationships and ensuring the best possible outcomes for both employees and the organization.

Adriana Ward, Research Assistant

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Based in Edmonton, Adriana serves as a Research Assistant collaborating closely with Sandy Jacobson, Vice President. Apart from providing invaluable administrative assistance to the Executive Search team, Adriana is also a dedicated student actively pursuing her Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Adriana's meticulous attention to detail and her warm smile infuse her team with a delightful and cheerful spirit.

Dr. Darryl Moore, Director of Candidate Integration and Optimization

Integrator, visionary, motivator, communicator

Zest, optimism and grounded thinking: this is exactly how Darryl guides and motivates business leaders and companies.

As Director, he manages our diverse HR solutions, provides leadership training and implements insights from our strategy findings. Darryl has a talent for contributing where gaps lie, offering an energetic, solution-oriented attitude. With a BComm from the University of Lethbridge, MBA from the University of Alberta and a doctorate from the University of Phoenix, he brings unparalleled leadership, analysis and team-building skills.

Darryl’s roots are in Edmonton, and he now sits on the Board of Directors for the MS Society of Alberta and NWT. He hones his compelling communication style at public speaking engagements, such as the Human Resources Institute of Alberta, Aboriginal Business Match and Alberta Women’s Entrepreneurs (AWE) Summit.