Success Stories



“I had the
perfect person
in place in less
than 2 weeks.”

These business leaders thought the recruitment industry was broken.
We gave them the
gift of faith.
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“96 Talents is a very proactive recruitment agency that focussed much more on the importance of finding the perfect match for my company and the job seeker. The consultants at 96 Talents took the time to know our company, our line of business and our requirements before starting their recruitment process. They provided a very smooth and professional service. I wholeheartedly recommend the team at 96 Talents for anyone who might have a position that needs to be filled as well as for job seekers.”

Darryl Conroy

“Given I was looking for a unique role to be filled, and the fact that I’d only known Julia for a few months, it was with some trepidation that I began discussions with 96 Talents. However, after two meetings with Julia, she clearly understood the assignment and spelled out what her methodology would be. I felt strongly that she and her team were both competent and confident they could deliver an exceptional candidate. They did not disappoint. Within a very short period of time they presented an excellent candidate, who I ultimately hired. Julia and Dustin did all the leg work from a thorough pre-interview screening to complete reference checks, all detailed and summarized for me. This made things easy and understandable and aided me greatly in making my timely decision.”

D. Keith MacDonald

“It was a pleasure to work with Julia and 96 Talents. We were impressed by the methodical way in which they screen and qualify candidates and were very pleased with the quality of candidates we received from them. The information package that accompanied each candidate was best in class and made it easy for us to understand the strengths and objectives of each prospect. I would not hesitate to use 96 Talents again or recommend Julia to other companies needing recruitment assistance.”

Paul McCloy – President
Taurus Properties

“I was intrigued but sceptical regarding the unique approach to recruitment that 96 Talents espouses. Julia Cordray’s warmth, candor and visceral passion for recruitment gave me confidence to try them the first time. The exceptional follow through and most importantly the results achieved have brought me back to 96 Talents on three subsequent occasions. I’m happy to report a 3 out of 4 success rate, with the one failure largely being rightly attributed to my lack of understanding of the position that I was hiring for. Their approach, their skill sets and their value proposition are all worthwhile points of differentiation within a field that is otherwise banal. I have not hesitated to recommend 96 Talents to numerous colleagues, friends and near strangers.”

Dr. Dale MacDonald
Elite Sport Performance

“What can I say, I am so impressed by your energy, flamboyancy and true to the interest of others! Your true belief in what you are doing and thinking out of the box will make your business so successful.”

Ian Kane, COO
Kane & Associates

“Taking the plunge by signing a contract for an exclusive search was definitely a big leap of faith for me. But knowing that every single phase of the search and recruitment process was taken on by this amazingly dedicated, passionate and professional team made that leap worth it. 96 Talents is a team of knowledgeable and capable pro’s. They cover everything. They follow up religiously. They really do attend to and remove every phase of the process from your plate. You tell them what you need. They give you what you need. We had an All-Star delivered to our door in less than two weeks.”

HR Manager
Packers Plus Canada

“Life Saver. That’s the first thing that comes to mind. 96 Talents has the ability to take the most stressful and painful thing from a business owner – recruitment – and make that stress and pain go away. Their team allowed me to run my company and look after operations. Instead of me posting a job ad and looking through 100s of applicants and then screening them, 96 Talents; streamlined the whole process and I only had to consider the best candidates.”

Milena Radikovic, President
Nexus Exhibits

96 Talents is a pleasure to work with. Their enthusiastic energy and business acumen make them a great resource! I would highly recommend 96 Talents for all your recruitment needs. If you want fast, flexible and quality service then I suggest giving 96 Talents a call.

Elly B., Corporate Sales & Marketing Coordinator
HSE

I have known 96 Talents both personally and professionally for nearly the last decade. Their success has been built on their open approach, integrity, professionalism and commitment to always putting the other person first and it is these same attributes that are evident in all their dealings. I continue to refer friends and associates to 96 Talents and have no reservations in recommending 96 Talents to you.

Ryan W., Vice President of Business Development
Optilume

When meeting with 96 Talents they were very interested in finding out all the particulars that we felt were needed. They had great ideas and even better follow through. They were a pleasure to deal with on all aspects and provided a very good result for what we were asking for. The thing that really makes 96 Talents stand out in their industry is you are never a “One Time Customer”. Months after using their service they were calling to make sure that we still felt that our decision was the best. I have only used their services once yet they still keep in touch, even if only to say Hi. They are true professionals and I would recommend 96 Talents and their services to anyone looking for a high quality recruiter that is looking out for you and your best interests.

Paul B., General Manager
Dice Plant Maintenance

96 Talents brings a refreshing and effective approach to recruiting and has developed a model that really works. Their energy is infectious and their commitment to business and clients is unwavering. 96 Talents will leave no stone unturned when helping clients find the best talent.

Catharine Fennell, President and CEO
videoBIO

96 Talents is highly recommended for organizations looking for a more innovative way to connect with top sales talent.

Matthew Brown, Business Consultant
Jobserve Canada

96 Talents assisted me several times with searches in different areas during my time as the Corporate Recruiter for Savanna Energy. Their creativity and positive attitude always made a difference, and they are a pleasure to deal with. I would recommend 96 Talents to anyone looking for a great Recruiter who can think outside the box.

Gabriel Araujo, Corporate Recruiter
Savanna Energy

“96 Talents was an amazing help for me when I was looking for work experience. I feel confident in saying that 96 Talents is capable of handling any situation with thoughtfulness and maturity. I will always go back to 96 Talents if I’m looking for work.”

Rekha Agnitohri, HR Associate
Centre for Newcomers Society of Calgary

“96 Talents is a wealth of information when it comes to networking and successful business strategies. Absolutely love their energy and style.”

Shannon Glover, Owner/Operator
The House Whisperer

“96 Talents was great to work with. Their personal attention to detail and service is refreshing. We are very happy with their team’s results and look forward to working with them again.”

Doug Sharp, President
Core Geomatics

“96 Talents was an amazing help for me when looking for new experiences. They are imaginative, direct, and very sure about what they are doing. I would always go back to them if I was looking for other work.”

Mark Winter, Field Trainer Western Canada
Extreme Brandz

“96 Talents is an honest and hardworking company who believes in what they do and continually works to provide the greatest value to their clients. They are good at what they do and I would have no issues with working with them again in the future.”

Craig Vanderheide, Sales Rep
Nexus Exhibits

“96 Talents is a talented and determined company who truly understands the “people aspect” of the recruitment industry. Working with, and helping candidates in all aspects of their search process while balancing that with dedicating time to their clients is how 96 Talents has built their business and their success. It’s about having a passion for what you do. Maintain that, and the rest will take care of itself.”

Brendan Rothwell, Recruitment Specialist
BOWEN Workforce Solutions

“If there was a word I would use to describe a strength trait of 96 Talents it would have to be tenacious. They approach their work with conviction and seeks to achieve and maintain client satisfaction.”

Lisa Switzer, CHRP, CPRW, Consultant
SwitzerSolutions

“96 Talents is one of the finest executive search companies that I have had the pleasure of working with. They are professional, knowledgeable in their field, insightful and has a strong work ethic. Most of all, I enjoy their knack for positively impacting the lives of their candidates and bottom lines of her clients.”

Shirley Virga, Partner
Global Recruiters Calgary

“96 Talents in a quick turnaround; brought forth a great group of people for consideration for my organization. They were very adaptable even when some of these applicants missed the mark! They still worked beyond expectations to ensure that the integrity of their clients; matched the integrity and reliability of their organization.”

Brock Balog, Provincial Manager Calendar Campaign
Stars Air Ambulance

“I have known 96 Talents for approximately two years now and have found them to have an amazing head for business. They have not only been a fabulous client but through their vast connections and their desire to succeed to help others, they have become a rare commodity to Tri Executive Group. I have witnessed them with clients as well as candidates and they are incredibly professional and thoughtful, often times thinking in directions that are fresh and obtainable to the client and candidate. 96 Talents’ strength is in making every scenario a “win-win” for all.”

Tannas Walsh, Vice President – Founder
Tri Executive Group Inc.

“96 Talents is very professional, determined to deliver service we needed at that time. Thank you 96 Talents, we would like to expand our business in trade with metals and crude oil and products, we hope to work with your organization in the future.”

Slobodan Vuksanovic, Chairman
Primo Oil Corporation, Inc.

“96 Talents is a great on the ball business – their marketing background and knowledge of the personnel industry sets them apart. I especially love their branding efforts.”

Renee Clydesdale, Marketing Strategist
Rising Women Magazine

“Career flat? Glass ceiling? Need some fresh air beneath your wings to boost you to the next level? Options that you may not realize are out there – 96 Talents will help you find them!”

James C. Tworek, Director of Corporate Development
The Mortgage Centre

“96 Talents is friendly, enthusiastic and people driven to provide direct paths for success. Their ability to provide direction, work skills and courage to strive towards your dreams is encouraging.”

Stacy Campsall, Sales Manager
Coast Hotels & Resorts

“96 Talents is a friendly and enthusiastic company who knows how to get results.”

Douglas Helmer, Owner
A1 Media

“96 Talents has a great work ethic and is a great communicator. They are creative and really focused on your goals and results. Fast and detailed they are accomplishing their high quality work. It is fun to work with them.”

Phillip Rosen, Facility Manager
Standard Parking

I walked into the offices of 96 Talents in Calgary with nothing more than a vision of the job I wanted. A few short weeks later, I was walking out of those very same offices with a signed offer of employment from a fantastic firm. 

96 Talents is special in the way they conduct their business because unlike ordinary recruitment firms they take a holistic approach to job placement. The staff at 96 Talents really do see the PERSON behind the resume! Their unique consultation and assessment process considers the individual as a whole, and not simply how they appear on paper. This method not only ensures that employers are matched with excellent candidates, but that candidates are paired with exemplary employers who are aligned with their goals and aspirations. 

The staff at 96 Talents are experts in the recruitment business because they are truly passionate about what they do. From the initial intake assessment and consultation, to the final signing of my offer of employment and beyond, the friendly and professional staff at 96 Talents were there to support me every step of the way. 

I would highly recommend engaging the services of 96 Talents to any job seeker looking to advance their career, or to any employer looking for quality talent. In my experience, 96 Talents is a special organization that is superior to the competition.

John Scroggie

I have known Julia in a variety of capacities for few years now. Julia is organized, efficient, extremely competent, and has an excellent rapport with people of all ages. I am amazed at the ease with which Julia can fulfill a variety of tasks. Julia was an amazing help for me when I was looking for work experience. I feel confident in saying that she is capable of handling any situation with thoughtfulness and maturity. I would always go back to her if I was looking for work.

Rekha A.

Julia assisted me several times with searches in different areas during my time as the Corporate Recruiter for Savanna Energy. 
Her creativity, and positive attitude always made a difference, and she is a pleasure to deal with. 
I would recommend her to anyone looking for a great Recruiter who can think outside the box.

Gabriel Araujo, CHRP Developing people

Business Development Manager at Blend HRM Inc
There is an energy and enthusiasm that radiates from Julia. She is passionate and driven; traits which rub-off on her colleagues, clients, and candidates. 96 Talents is highly recommended for organizations looking for a more innovative way to connect with top sales talent.

Matthew Brown

Julia brings a refreshing and effective approach to recruiting and has developed a model that really works. Her energy is infectious and her commitment to her business and clients is unwavering. She will leave no stone unturned when helping clients find the best talent.

Catharine Fennell Founder/CEO at VideoBIO

Julia is a wealth of information when it comes to networking and successful business strategies. Absolutely love her energy and style.

Shannon Glover Staging & Styling Consultant

Julia was great to work with. Her personal attention to detail and service is refreshing. We are very happy with her team’s results and look forward to working with them again.

Doug Sharp President, CORE Geomatics Group Inc

Regional Director of Operations at Extreme Pita
Julia was an amazing help for me when looking for new experiences. She is imaginative, direct, and very sure about what she is doing. I would always go back to her if I was looking for other work

Mark Winter

Business Efficiency; Strategic Design; Optimized Service
Julia is an honest and hardworking individual who believes in what she does and continually works to provide the greatest value to her clients. She is good at what she does and I would have no issues with working with her again in the future.

Craig Vanderheide

Senior Director of Events and Volunteers at Sunshine Foundation: Dreams for Kids
Julia and 96 Talents are terrific!!!! Sunshine Foundation is a national charitable organization with our home office in Ontario. Julia faced the unique challenge of recruiting for a senior position when she hadn’t had the chance to meet me (the hiring manager) face to face. Julia did a great job of determining exactly what I needed in a candidate and then went out and found that person. Thanks to Julia’s professionalism and knack for relationship building, I was able to come to Calgary and in a few interviews find the perfect candidate. Sunshine is now proud to call Calgary home of our second office. THANK YOU JULIA!!!

Sheila Harrison

Julia is a talented and determined individual who truly understands the “people aspect” of the recruitment industry. Working with, and helping candidates in all aspects of their search process while balancing that with dedicating time to her clients is how Julia has built her business and her success. It’s about having a passion for what you do. Maintain that, and the rest will take care of itself.

Brendan Rothwell

Business Development Specialist at Morrison Hershfield
Julia is a pleasure to work with. Her enthusiastic energy and business acumen make her a great resource! I would highly recommend Julia and 96 Talents for all your recruitment needs. If you want fast, flexible and quality service then I suggest giving 96 Talents a call.

Elly Bialek

Executive Recruiter & Partner / Pharmaceutical & Biotech at Global Recruiters of Calgary
Julia is one of the finest executive search professionals that I have had the pleasure of working with. She is professional, knowledgeable in her field, insightful and has a strong work ethic. Most of all, I enjoy her knack for positively impacting the lives of her candidates and bottom lines of her clients.

Shirley Virga

Julia Cordray is the consummate professional and a brilliant Recruiter! She loves people and it shows! We have had the pleasure of working with her on many files and she always takes the high road to perform with the highest level of integrity. Thank you for your contributions Julia!

Catherine Brownlee

When meeting with Julia she was very interested in finding out all the particulars that we felt were needed. She had great ideas and even better follow through. She was a pleasure to deal with on all aspects and provided a very good result for what we were asking for. The thing that really makes Julia stand out in her industry is you are never a “One Time Customer”. Months after using her service she was calling to make sure that we still felt that our decision was the best. I have only used her services once yet she still keeps in touch, even if only to say Hi. She is a true professional and I would recommend Julia and her services to anyone looking for a high quality recruiter that is looking out for you and your best interests.

Paul Bell General Manager/ Quality Control Manager at Dice Plant Maintenance

Julia in a quick turnaround; she brought forth a great group of people for consideration for my organization. She was very adaptable even when some of these applicants missed the mark! She still worked beyond expectations to ensure that the integrity of her clients; matched the integrity and reliability of her organization.

Brock Balog Calendar Campaign Manager at STARS Air Ambulance Foundation

I have known Julia Cordray both personally and professionally for nearly the last decade. Her success has been built on her open approach, integrity, professionalism and commitment to always putting the other person first and it is these same attributes that are evident in all her dealings. I continue to refer friends and associates to her and her company and have no reservations in recommending Julia Cordray and 96 Talents to you.

Ryan Wagner Commercial Finance Broker

I have known Julia for approximately two years now and have found her to have an amazing head for business. She has not only been a fabulous client but through her vast connections and her desire to succeed not only for her company but to help others, she has become a rare commodity to Tri Executive Group. I have witnessed her with clients as well as candidates and she is incredibly professional and thoughtful, often times thinking in directions that are fresh and obtainable to the client and candidate. Julia’s strength is in making every scenario a “win-win” for all.

Tannas Walsh, Business Development at FreshInk Communications

Julia is very professional, determined to deliver service we needed at that time. 
Thank you Julia, we would like to expand our business in trade with metals and crude oil and products, we hope to work with your organization in the future. 
Sincerely, 

Slobodan Vuksanovich, Chairman 
Primo Oil Corporation Inc.

Slobodan (Dan) Vuksanovich

Julia is a great on the ball business owner – her marketing background and knowledge of the personnel industry sets her apart. I especially love her branding efforts.

Renee Clydesdale, Operations Manager at Sears Canada

We are just getting started in terms of business coaching and she’s undeniably top-notch in her field. Happy to have her services help me grow in the years to come! Although a new relationship (no direct results yet), I am sure that there will be a mutual benefit for us (and our networks) 

Career flat? Glass ceiling? Need some fresh air beneath your wings to boost you to the next level? Options that you may not realize are out there – Julia will help you find them!

James C Tworek

Julia has a great work ethic and is a great communicator. She is creative and really focused on her goals and results. Fast and detailed she is accomplishing her work. It is fun to work with her.

Phillip Rosen

Julia has a broad network of contacts, and it is a pleasure to do business with her. We’re looking forward to working with our new hire through 96 Talents in January 2009!

Heather Lawton, President at Quintaro

Julia is a friendly and enthusiastic person who knows how to get results.

Douglas Helmer Web Developer at Mount Royal University

Julia is friendly, enthusiastic and people driven to provide direct paths for success. Her ability to provide direction, work skills and courage to strive towards your dreams is encouraging.

Stacy Campsall, Office Manager at Alpha Energy Services

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