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 22 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, across multiple industries, assisting them achieve their executive level recruitment needs.

With over 12 years in leadership recruitment and staffing, Daryl spent the previous 18 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 junior achievement volunteer, 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.

Jesse Jacobson, Search Associate

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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.

Marielle Maillot, Search Associate and Executive Assistant to the CEO

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As a Search Associate, Marielle supports her team during any Search process by sourcing and writing job postings, but she also oversees client reporting. Based in Edmonton, Marielle also provides administrative support to her team.

Prior to joining Richardson, Marielle assisted both the French and UK team of a European Executive Search firm which works with world-renowned private equity investors across Europe and North America. She has great communication skills, especially with clients and C-Suite candidates. With her 12-year experience in international law firms and legal departments in the media industry, Marielle has great attention to details.

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. 

Annabel Chaffey, Research Associate

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Annabel is a Research Associate based out of Calgary where she works with Senior Level Executives in leading organizations, supporting them to find their next opportunity. Annabel has recently joined the team from an established search firm in the UK, where her extensive client and candidate-facing background in recruitment, management consulting and coaching has given her a love for working with people to reach their potential.

Her mix of industry experience has given her a broad understanding of business challenges and she recognizes how finding the right people can be paramount to solving them.

Annabel’s attention to detail and enthusiasm brings energy and a smile to her work whilst she supports right from the offset of any new search process.

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.

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.