The people within organizations drive a mission. Of course, all missions require a strategy.
While some strategic plans are necessarily complex, our strategy is simple. To deliver our twofold purpose, our strategy is directly tied to the personal objective of each team member. Get to know what motivates us, and how we intend to add value to your organization, the people currently and soon to be in it, and the public more broadly.
Jason has a community-facing orientation, and currently serves as Chair of the Board for the Toronto Fringe Festival. He has done work with a number of organizations that have a deep and abiding commitment to representation in the workforce, including the Canadian Board Diversity Council, G(irls)20, and Pride at Work Canada. He has facilitated EDI workshops and talks for a number of organizations and initiatives, including the African Canadian Women in the Public Service Network (ACWPS), Business for the Arts, Innovators Alliance, National Dialogues and Action for Inclusive Higher Education and Communities, Supply Chain Canada, Social Value Matters, and The Walrus.
Jason holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, and a Master's degree in Management from Boston University. He is certified in unconscious-bias decision making and iOS app development, and has completed courses on predicative data analytics and the ethical use of artificial intelligence in recruitment and retention.
Migrating to Canada from Trinidad and Tobago over 25 years ago, Urmilla has helped numerous executives, internationally trained professionals and newcomers to Canada along their career trajectory. She has hired thousands of professionals in a variety of industries and across functions, including Engineering, Healthcare, Information Technology, Logistics and Pharmaceuticals.
Committed to making a difference and influencing positive change, Urmilla takes an active role in the community and empowers people to do their part in creating a more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable planet.
Urmilla is a graduate of the Human Resources Management Program at Sheridan College, and is a member of the Human Resources Professionals Association.
Sedina holds a BFA in Music Theatre from the University of Windsor.
Alongside BIPOC Executive Search, Rahul works as a consultant in project finance transactions and other finance-related services. Earlier in his career, he worked at global manufacturing firms where he was part of engineering and strategy teams (both in North America and the Middle East).
Rahul holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Erica holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University.
Candice has facilitated workshops and taught classes on anti-oppressive practice. She is frequently asked to facilitate group sessions on anti-black racism and the impact of racial trauma on the black community. When teaching or facilitating, Candice provides a space to engage in mindfulness and to explore intersectionality. Her work is rooted in strengths-based practices, equity frameworks, and trauma-informed perspectives. She is most proud of her community volunteer work centering decolonization and economic redistribution efforts.
A published writer, Candice has engaged in social work training and has a Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) in Counselling Psychology from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
Shirley has a personal investment in supporting industries that are committed to dismantling oppressive structural and systemic practices that disadvantage racialized communities. Her philosophy to the work is informed by her political identity as a woman of Color, critical race and liberation theories, and community-centered healing practices. To facilitate the structural changes that are needed to sustain diverse and inclusive work environments, she forges relationships, by the way of educational programming, consultation work, and community-based healing events, with people across disciplines, inviting them to become allies in creating environments that allow racialized peoples to affirm their potential and to realize their inherent worth.
Shirley Ley holds a Master’s of Education (MEd) degree in counselling psychology from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto and a Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from Adler University – Vancouver campus.
Danielle is a Toronto-based arts manager, researcher, and writer with 7+ years’ experience in administration. Dedicated to community service, her work is grounded in community engagement, arts education, and programming, as well as creating inclusive and accessible spaces that amplify BIPOC voices and communities. She has also facilitated workshops for various organizations.
As Researcher and Proposal Writer, in addition to connecting with BIPOC communities about career opportunities she uses her expertise in communications to design compelling proposals for prospective clients.
Danielle has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Ryerson University and received her Graduate Certificate in Arts Management from Centennial College.
Nair began her education in one of the most prestigious universities in Brazil—the Federal University of São Paulo, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Pharmacy and Biochemistry—and received an Advanced Biotechnology diploma from Seneca College.
Prior to joining BIPOC Executive Search Inc., Helen worked at a boutique executive search firm in Toronto. Here, she concluded several searches where mission-critical talent—who have since proven to be key additions to client teams—were sought. Prior to this, Helen was a consultant at one of the leading global search firms helping clients across North America with their talent acquisition needs. She holds diplomas in Business Marketing and Business Administration from George Brown College.
Helen is a member of the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario. She is multilingual—fully bilingual in English and Italian, and conversationally proficient in French and Spanish.
As a highly respected motivational speaker with engagements that include TEDx and Bell Let’s Talk, Stacy-Ann’s work encompasses dismantling how mental health is perceived within the Black diaspora, stimulating dialogue in an effort to fuel resources, and orchestrating safe spaces for black voices to be amplified and helping them reclaim their narratives.
Stacy-Ann enjoys giving back to the community, and is a co-donor of The Buchanan Scholarship—a scholarship awarded to a first-year university student entering a Liberal Arts or Fine Arts program.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a major in Retail Management, from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University.
Isabela Solis-Lozano is a proud Latina with a track record of success as an administrator, researcher, theatre artist, and producer. In all aspects of her work, Isabela is committed to creating equitable and accessible space for BIPOC folks to thrive, which is especially made possible through her work as a Researcher with BIPOC Executive Search.
Isabela has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ottawa in English and Theatre as well as a Graduate Certificate in Arts Management from Centennial College. While at the University of Ottawa, Isabela proudly served as President of the Undergraduate English Students Association.
Daniel Coca (he/him) is a Nicaraguan born, Toronto based professional with a background in project and data management as well as executive support services. Having worked in a wide range of industries in both Canada and the US—from large corporate settings in healthcare data and energy delivery, to small boutique law firms—Daniel brings with him a wealth of experience in planning, reporting and client management. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Toronto.