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Susie Besler

April 28, 2016

As the newest member of the team, Susie joined Pekarsky & Co. as a Principal in April, 2016. She brings with her a diverse background in the recruitment, healthcare and professional services industries. Susie draws from her experiences as an entrepreneur, Chartered Accountant and Registered Nurse to bring both technical and business understanding to each client engagement. Susie is known to her clients and candidates for her dedicated professionalism, business acumen and expertise in matching talent to client needs.

After many years spent at home raising her children, Susie reentered the workforce in 2012. With her genuine interest in peoples’ personal stories, customer service focus and drive to succeed, recruitment appeared to be a natural fit. Most recently, Susie worked as a Search Manager with Conroy Ross Partners, a national search firm, where she specialized in the recruitment of finance and accounting leaders for organizations in Calgary.

Prior to her recruitment experience, Susie embarked on the life learning adventure of building her own business from the ground up. After much blood, sweat and tears, Core Fitness evolved from an empty commercial space to an energized fitness center filled with members reaching new heights. Susie’s experience owning and managing Core Fitness gave her a whole new appreciation for small business success. After two years, and with two small children at home and one on the way, Susie sold Core Fitness to focus on raising her young family.

Susie holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary and a Nursing Diploma from the University of Alberta Hospital School of Nursing. Upon obtaining her business degree, Susie articled with KPMG in Calgary where she served clients in the oil and gas, agriculture and manufacturing industries for four years before earning her Chartered Accountant designation.

When not at work, Susie can be found at her other full time job as Mom to her four children. Susie is active in her community through her volunteer efforts with her kids’ community sports teams. In her free time, Susie enjoys reading, cooking, interior design and spending time with good friends.