Our team is known for its exceptional vision of the business world, its in-depth understanding of the market, and its trusting relationships with partners in our pan-Canadian and international network. We are also at the cutting edge of using artificial intelligence in executive search. This technology allows us to surpass human limitations and find the candidates that best meet your needs, without taking away from the client experience and candidate experience.
Our unique approach considers your specific challenges, your vision and your corporate culture and presents you with the best selection of talent for achieving your strategic objectives.
The PIXCELL Approach
Designed to create the perfect fit and deeply rooted in our company values
With every candidate, we thoroughly validate their skills and achievements, analyze their work behaviour and assess their professional aspirations so that we can present you with profiles that truly meet your expectations.
We tailor our recruitment strategy to your business’ specific needs and unique situation to ensure the best results, time after time.
Our strong focus on the client experience and candidate experience sets us apart from the competition. We make a special effort to foster lasting relationships.
We pride ourselves on exceeding your expectations in all areas and using our sophisticated recruitment tools and extensive network of industry partners to your full advantage.
Like you, PIXCELL’s headhunters are passionate about their profession. Time and again, our executive search services will live up to your expectations and meet the highest standards of our industry.
Our work is important to us, and so are the relationships we build along the way. We carry out our mandates with integrity and enthusiasm and offer you friendly, accessible services that reflect a real understanding of your business needs.
Passion is our driving force and the fuel to our fire. We work with purpose and determination to offer you the best talent search services.
We know that your results depend on the work we do. We stop at nothing and see every mandate through to the end. You can trust us based on the simple fact that we take pride in your satisfaction.
The PIXCELL team uses its knowledge and interpersonal skills to work with everyone involved in your executive search, from the management team and board of directors to the candidates interested in joining your organization. With PIXCELL, you have peace of mind knowing that your recruitment is in good hands.
The PIXCELL TEAM
President and Managing Partner
Founder, president and managing partner of PIXCELL, François has more than 12 years of experience in recruiting senior executives, mid-level executives and board members. As the leader of PIXCELL’s operations, he knows first-hand how important it is to surround yourself with the right people to succeed. Since founding PIXCELL in 2016, he has guided boards of directors and executive committees in the search, assessment and selection of candidates for executive and management positions.
Before starting PIXCELL, François began his career in business development in the software industry. First, he worked for a large global company where he managed major accounts, and then for a French company where he led the development of a strategic plan to penetrate the North American market.
In 2011, he joined a headhunting firm where he quickly started overseeing searches for top-tier positions. A few years later he founded PIXCELL, confident that good consulting can make all the difference in the executive search process, when technology and innovation are leveraged.
Fluent in English, French and Spanish, François graduated from McGill University and is frequently asked to weigh in on the human resources issues that companies face.
Director, Executive Search
Sébastien Laplante is Director, Executive Search at PIXCELL – Leaders Recruiting Leaders. In this role, he works closely with our clients to fully understand their business challenges and ensure the successful search, evaluation and selection of mid-level executives, senior executives and board members.
Sébastien also handles PIXCELL’s offering of human resources consulting services, supporting executive committees and boards of directors in a variety of HR services, particularly those involving succession planning.
Before joining PIXCELL, Sébastien gained over 20 years of experience in the field of human resources, with a particular focus on problem-solving and mapping out organizational structures and the executive positions within them. He has held a variety of management roles at companies in several different industries, mainly consumer goods (CPG/FMCG), retail and operations.
Sébastien holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from the Université de Montréal and is a member of the Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines. He believes that curiosity and a drive to understand the changing needs of organizations, coupled with a comprehensive approach to human capital management, are the keys to success in business.
As a consultant at PIXCELL – Leaders Recruiting Leaders, Sarah is responsible for building long-lasting relationships of trust and loyalty with both clients and senior executives and/or board members by fully understanding their needs and providing an approach tailored to their expectations.
Before joining PIXCELL, Sarah worked for a global executive search firm in Luxembourg. She subsequently held a role on the talent, diversity and inclusion management team for a major global investment bank in Paris.
Sarah came to Montréal in 2020 as a learning and development specialist for a major global investment bank.
In 2022, she joined PIXCELL, where she helps organizations search, assess, and select executives, senior executives and/or board members.
Sarah holds a Master of Management from the IESEG School of Management in Paris. She has strong international exposure, having lived and/or worked in France, Brazil, Luxembourg and Canada. According to her, innovation is the driver of corporate growth and excellence, and human capital is the key to achieving these goals.
Counsel, Retail, Real Estate, Consumer Goods and Marketing
Denis joined PIXCELL in December 2017 as a Strategic Advisor for Senior searches in Real Estate, Retail and Consumer Goods. Prior to joining the team, Denis had his own Executive Search firm. He also operated as both a franchiser and a franchisee in the hospitality industry and held executive positions at CULINAR in the Food processing industry and grocery sector at PROVIGO.
Denis’ successful track record in the recruitment sector stems from his extensive experience working on the Client side and his in-depth understanding of the inner workings of their organizations.
Martial started his career in Human Resources Management in the para-public sector in real estate and then within the manufacturing and financial industry where he held several Directorships, notably at the Fédération des Caisses Populaires Desjardins in Montreal.
In 1980, he launched his organizational psychology and executive-search practice where he spearheaded several mandates in executive-search, coaching, talent assessment, skills development, and career transition within different industries and with mid-to-large organizations. In the last 10 years, his practice added engineering as a key sector within Executive Search.
Since January 2020, Martial is Senior Advisor at PIXCELL. He advises the organization on strategic searches within mostly Engineering and Information Technology.
Our talent search specialists are not only leaders in their field but also well versed in industry-specific business concerns. Over the years, our executive recruitment firm has developed a vast network of Canadian and international partners to provide you with fast, privileged access to the best candidates in your industry.
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