Ranju Shergill


Ranju is a Partner of Pekarsky & Co., based in Calgary, Alberta. Originally from the U.K., and raised in Vancouver, she relocated to Calgary in 1993 when she started her career in environmental sciences.


Ranju practiced as a professional biologist within the environmental consulting sector which led to a 16-year career in which she had the opportunity to manage people, clients, business, and corporate services, as well as, travel many of Alberta’s roads.


With oversight of HR, marketing, IT, and HSE for a company with offices in Fort St. John, Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Vermilion, Lloydminster and Estevan, Ranju developed a passion for operational excellence, business growth, and connecting with people at all levels of an organization.


Bringing her scientific problem-solving skills, and desire to build and deliver quality results, she joined Adam in building his firm in 2009. Through the years at the firm, Ranju has worn several different hats, held different titles, and remained focused on executing searches for a growing list of clients.


She focuses on executive recruitment in legal and corporate professions across various industries, and has developed an outstanding reputation as a recruiter with her clients in Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. Candidate and client care are fundamental components of her approach in search, and delivering a high level of service is what her clients receive.


Executive search professional Ranju enjoys the opportunity to keep doing what she loves to do at Pekarsky & Co., which is being successful for her clients, working with talented people, and cultivating the brand of the firm. Never quite leaving work behind, she does enjoy travelling with her family too, and has a passion for exploring new places, immersing herself in different cultures, and connecting with people.

  • Simon Fraser University, Bachelor of Science, 1990
  • Simon Fraser University, Post Bachelor Diploma in Environmental Toxicology, 1992
  • Alberta Society of Professional Biologists , 1995
  • The Institute of Corporate Directors, Rotman School of Management, Haskayne School of Business NFP Governance Essentials Program, 2016
  • Committee Member, Calgary Stampede Downtown Attractions – 2014 to present
  • Committee Member, Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association – 2017
  • Inn From The Cold, Dinner and Lunch Service – 2013 to present
  • Board Director, Alpine Environmental Ltd – 2005-2008
  • Advisory Committee, Crowfoot YMCA – 2008
  • School councils, hockey teams, ringette teams, basketball teams, and classroom volunteering – since 1997 
  • Office Vegas Entertainment Coordinator – since 2011

Frequent guest columnist in print and on-line media, a sampling of which include:

“Partnering with clients and bringing them together with talented people is why I love what I do. Building trusted relationships and delivering results is how I do it.”



“The team at Pekarsky & Co. helped me find a financial management position that was perfectly aligned with my career objectives and expectations. Employing a very personal approach, Ranju helped me zero in on a unique opportunity that was compatible with my experience and skill set, and worked quickly to move the process forward.”

Manager, Light Oil Accounting, Oil and Gas