Our Executive Search Team

Using our search processes, we have found and developed a team of experts that work together to help you with your search needs.

Leadership Team

Our leadership team is focused on ensuring our clients receive concierge-level service each time they engage Keynote Search. We have found a key group of experts in their practice areas to lead our organization to success. We strive to provide an environment that fosters professional development, continuous learning and community engagement.

James Baker

Chief Executive Officer

Donna Baker

Managing Partner

Brad Ezard

Chief Operating Officer

Kyle Turk

Vice President of Marketing

Craig Dowden

Chief Leadership Officer

Yue Cao


Delivery Team

We have found and developed a diverse team of experts that work together to help you with your search needs. Our experts have a deep understanding of organizational needs and the people that work best in different environments. Our team prides themselves on timely and effective delivery of our services to our clients.

Jenny Zhang

Talent Manager

Kelsey Mayo

Talent Associate

Christine Colverson

Talent Associate

Olivia Pfeffer

Talent Associate

Kevin Kelley

Director of Business Development, Toronto

Keynote Search News

Check out what our team has been up to.

Our team is very active in the community attending corporate networking and industry specific events, charity galas, thought leadership activities and much more. Stay up to date by visiting our news page and be sure to follow us on LinkedIn for more updates from Keynote Search and our team.

Ask Our Team

Keynote family Q&A

Learn more about our team members by checking out our latest Q&A blogs. Everything from our favourite social media platforms and softwares to our communication preferences and more.


We are proud to work with some exceptional companies in a wide variety of industries.

We’ve filled several positions with Keynote and the ROI has been exceptional. We’ve saved time on recruiting and screening candidates and more importantly have been able to consistently find better quality people than we were ever able to on our own. The result is that our productivity and culture have never been better. Keynote’s approach is unique compared to other recruiting firms and offers our business much more value.
Brooke McClelland
Controller - Flux Lighting
I was lucky enough to work with the Keynote team on several occasions. I appreciate the work they do and do very well. They find hundreds of potential candidates that can do the job, present the top candidates that they have thoroughly evaluated to fit within our company, and help to onboard and ensure their long-term success. I would strongly recommend using them to find the best person that will succeed.
Andrew Emmans
The team at Keynote has spent a considerable amount of time to truly understand the culture of our company in order to find the right people who will succeed with us. Time was spent not on email or phone calls but rather in person touring our operation and spending time with the leadership team. As a trusted partner, they are enabling our company to scale and we look forward to our continued work together.
Brian Boucher
General Manager - Euro Tile & Stone