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Christine DeWitt

PRINCIPAL & EXECUTIVE RECRUITER

 

Christine DeWitt has been in executive search for over two years and has worked with clients in all sectors, placing executives in the C-Suite in a variety of industries. She came to Pekarsky & Co. after spending the first several years of her career practising law.

 

Christine is enthusiastic and outgoing, and finds true joy in working with people and solving problems. This disposition combined with the focus, work ethic and strategic thinking she developed in law makes her an invaluable asset to Pekarsky & Co. and its clients.

 

Born and raised in Edmonton with French Canadian roots, Christine’s notorious impatience caused her to leave the University of Alberta’s Faculté Saint-Jean before completing her undergraduate degree to pursue early admission to law school. In 2008 Christine earned an LL.B. from l’Université de Moncton, graduating at the top of her class.

 

In her years of law practice she gained valuable experience working primarily in the areas of administrative law, municipal law, and education law, and lovingly laboured on varied legislative reform projects both from within and outside of government. 

 

Christine remains a member of the Law Society of Alberta, and carries with her the high standards and values of professionalism, honesty, and integrity associated with that membership.

 

Christine also has a passion for comedy. She is a cast member of the Edmonton institution Rapid Fire Theatre, where you can find her every Friday night performing with many of the city’s funniest and most talented improvisors and comedians. She also occasionally writes for the national CBC Radio sketch comedy program, The Irrelevant Show.

 

Christine’s personal, professional and civic accomplishments were recognized when she was named one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Magazine in October 2014.

 

When not working or perfecting her comedic timing, Christine spends time with her equally funny husband, their too-adorable baby boy, and their curmudgeonly but lovable geriatric rescue dog.


EDUCATION
  • Université de Moncton, LL.B., 2008
  • University of Alberta, B. Ed. (incomplete due to impatience to get to law school), 2002-2005
AWARDS
  • Dean’s List, University of Alberta, 2002-2005
  • 2nd overall ranking, 2008 graduating class, Université de Moncton, Faculté de droit
  • Avenue Magazine, Top 40 Under 40, Class of 2014

“There’s no use trying to cram a square peg through a round hole. That’s why it’s so important to find the right fit in all aspects of life. I try to live my own life this way, and I encourage both clients and candidates to do the same.”

– Christine

CONTACT CHRISTINE

“Pekarsky and Co., led by Christine DeWitt, recently completed a recruitment campaign for us. We were particularly impressed with their clear and consistent communication and professionalism throughout the process. Thanks to them, we hired a top notch candidate.”

Business Executive