Kate Spencer



Kate is an Associate with Pekarsky & Co. and has successfully executed on various searches within the legal, not-for-profit and professional services sectors. In 2023, Kate moved to Toronto and continues to provide her recruiting expertise, representing the firm in Ontario.


Kate joined the firm in 2018 initially as a Research Associate. In this role, Kate assisted the other members of the team on their search mandates, developing position descriptions and providing research support as well as being responsible for the development of proposals.


Prior to joining the firm, Kate worked as a purchaser for a local equine retail company where she was a key component to the buying team as well as assisting in all aspects of customer service.


Kate holds a Bachelor of Communication & Culture from the University of Calgary. In a previous life, Kate was a competitive showjumper and coach. She competed across Western Canada and worked with amateur riders in developing their skills both on and off the horse.


Outside of work, Kate is an avid runner looking to complete her second marathon later this year. She also enjoys skiing in the winter, golfing in the summer and is a bonafide bookworm. However, her most important role to date is being an aunt and spending time with her ever-growing army of nieces and nephews.


Blogs by Kate


When Grasshoppers Grow Up | First off, let me introduce myself – my name’s Kate Spencer, I’m a Research Associate at Pekarsky & Co., I completed my undergrad a mere two years ago, and had not worked in Executive Search before landing here in February 2018. That’s actually an important part of my introduction: start date. READ MORE » 


Is Your Homework Done? | March 16, 2020 was the first day that Pekarsky & Co. stayed home. Reflecting back one year and two weeks later, I… thoroughly enjoyed it…? Hot take. I know. READ MORE » 

  • University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Communications & Culture, 2016
“I believe the key to success in business is relationships. Strong relationships are built through hard work, thoroughness, professionalism and authenticity.”
– Kate




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