Tech Industry Leadership Recruitment

For 27 years helping technology companies in the GTA and KW areas find great leaders.

Mike Fox

Brightlights is a specialist in recruiting exceptional leadership talent for small and mid-sized technology firms in the GTA and KW area.

Benchmark your recruiting effectiveness against your peers!

“Brightlights has recruited several members of my senior leadership team. They are superb at assessing talent and ensuring that the fit is absolutely right. They are truly a trusted partner for me and my team, in every sense of the word.”

Jason Tham | CEO, Nulogy

No more over or under hiring or the wrong fit

We’ll improve your company’s over-all hiring effectiveness

Salary  benchmarking information so you’re not over-paying for the role

Professional coaching as part of the onboarding process

You only pay a fee if you’re 100% satisfied

If you’re checking out our website, chances are you’ve already reached out to your referral network, looked for candidates on LinkedIn and Indeed and perhaps posted your position on a variety of Job Boards. That’s not to mention sifting through scores or hundreds of inappropriate resumes and interviewing dozens of candidates that just don’t fit.

Or perhaps you’ve over or under-hired for leadership roles and have had a challenge finding individuals that are the perfect fit’ for the culture that you’ve built into your organization.

Brightlights can support you through a recruiting process which will lead to the right candidate, 100% guaranteed or you don’t pay a penny.

Additionally, while we’re conducting the search, we’ll use our Talent Improvement Process to help you improve your own hiring execution so you’ll build a better talent funnel, and frankly need outside help less.

Leadership Positions We’ve Successfully Recruited For

Over our 27 years of recruiting in the tech sector for the GTA and KW areas, we’ve worked on a multitude of senior level searches.

C-level roles

  • CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • CMO
  • CTO
  • CRO

Common traits of great C-level leaders

  • They know how to look around corners and uncover trends
  • People gravitate towards their aura and strength
  • They face every day with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • They have a sense of mission and knowledge that everyone is working together as a team
  • They’re excellent communicators and focus on a few, very specific deliverables with a relentless zeal
  • Employees are willing to walk through fire for them


VP-level roles

  • VP of Engineering
  • VP of Marketing
  • VP of Sales
  • VP of Operations
  • VP of Product
  • VP of HR
  • VP of Technology Transformation
  • VP of Finance
  • VP of Product Marketing

Common traits for the right VP-level leader

  • They take full responsibility for their roles
  • They’re excellent at hiring and building a cohesive team
  • They get up to speed quickly
  • They’re magnets for great people
  • They’re knowledgeable about the specific business challenges that you face

Director-level roles

  • Director of e-commerce
  • Director of Client Solutions
  • Director of Consulting
  • Director of Sales
  • Director of Customer Support
  • Director of Product Marketing
  • Director of Marketing,
  • Director of PMO,
  • Director of Sales Operations
  • Director of Product Design

Common traits of the high performing Director-level leaders

  • They’re great at managing their time
  • They’re quick to learn and adapt
  • They’re great people leaders and love supporting and growing their staff
  • They have a loyal following
  • They have lots of bandwidth to grow

Board level roles

Common traits of the right Board Advisor

  • A passion for your business and its success
  • Specific industry knowledge and/or contacts
  • A willingness to open doors
  • An eagerness to engage
  • Supportive but comfortable in expressing their opinions
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“Mike provides a personalized approach, remarkable persistence, and a genuine understanding and caring for our business.  It would be remarkable if other recruiters could match their process and result.”

Daniel Zinman | VP, Constellation Software

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