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James SweetmanPrincipal

James joined Pekarsky & Co. in 2015 and is a Principal in the Calgary office. He brings a diverse professional background in sales, marketing, military service and recruitment, as well as in-depth knowledge of the professional services, energy, not-for-profit and public sectors in Calgary. He executes senior level searches for professionals with functional expertise in sales, marketing, legal, human resources, c-suite and board members.

Prior to joining the firm, James worked for a number of years in sales and marketing at a boutique advertising agency and a major retail brand. He then embarked on a career in the military and entered the British Army officer training program at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. The course is widely regarded as one of the most challenging and prestigious in the world, with a focus on military training, human resources, leadership development, and management. James then immigrated to Calgary and joined a specialist recruitment agency and then a global contingent workforce and project management consultancy. In his career to date, he has placed professionals with diverse corporate services expertise and technical specialties across a host of industries, partnering with sole proprietors to global private/public companies.

James graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of York and is a member of the Calgary Marketing Association. He sits on a Program Advisory Committee for Bow Valley College and is an Officer of the Honourable Guard for The Military Museums Foundation. He spends his spare time cycling, playing field hockey and hiking the Rocky Mountains.

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