With over 12 years’ experience in the search and recruitment industry, Sandy brings a diverse business background and strong business acumen to her role.

Sandy started her career at a Fortune 500 firm, and followed this successful start to her recruitment career by co-launching a division of a leading national recruitment firm. In early 2017, Sandy co-launched the Vancouver branch of Farber’s Executive Search practice.

Sandy has established a strong brand within Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, with both internal Talent Acquisition teams and Senior Leaders & Executives.  These cultivated relationships allow her to quickly identify and access the passive candidate pipeline.

Her tenacity for uncovering and vetting the right talent is the key to her success in placing numerous senior leaders and executives. Sandy provides a consultative approach for her clients and candidates, offering extensive industry and local market knowledge. She is entrepreneurial, customer-service centric, and an exceptional relationship builder.

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Recent placements include:

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for private-equity-backed lumber & energy company
  • Sr Finance Consultant for a Private Equity sponsored healthcare company
  • VP Marketing for an e-commerce technology company
  • VP Finance for a global real estate investment firm
  • Director Financial Planning & Analysis for a leading insurance business
  • VP Finance for a growing residential real estate developer
  • Project Manager for an ERP implementation with a food producer
  • Project Manager for an internationally-owned major player in food production
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for an organic food supplier
  • Risk Senior Leadership for a fast-growing commercial real estate lender

Of interest...

  • Sandy has been Co-Chair of CPHR-BC Professional Recruiter Roundtable for past 3 years
  • She has taken an active role with Big Sisters of BC as a big-sister mentor for past 10 years
  • She is an active participant with Association of Women in Finance
  • She leads a Value Proposition workshop for executives in transition
  • Sandy has taken several sabbaticals to adventure around the world—including nine months of backpacking around Africa. Read more about Sandy’s travels in her Faces of Farber profile

Additional experience

Sandy’s experience prior to joining the staffing and recruitment industry includes:

  • progressive senior level accounting and finance leadership roles
  • software implementation consultant for a global Fortune 500 firm
  • Entrepreneur – retail business start-up and ownership

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Education & qualifications

  • Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (2016)
  • Certified General Accountant, Certified General Accountant Association of Ontario (1995)
  • Business Administration Diploma - Finance Major, Durham College

Affiliations & recognitions

  • Co-Chair of BC-CHRP Professional Recruiter Roundtable
  • Active volunteer with Ovarian Walk of Hope and First United Church Community Ministry Society
  • Mentor for Big Sisters of BC