Managing Director, Quebec
Yvan Michon has more than thirty years of experience in various managerial and executive level roles within the recruitment industry. His reputation and long-lasting relationships formed throughout a variety of industries in Quebec, Canada and internationally has been instrumental in successfully establishing Cadre’s latest operations.
After beginning his career as a Process and System Analyst, Yvan entered the recruitment business by joining ST Amour and Associates in 1979. In this role, he was responsible for establishing the first engineering and information technology division in the company’s history. The division grew from a single desk operation to the most recognized technical search practice in the province, generating the highest profitability of all the practices within the organization. After achieving the growth and financial stability within the division, Yvan chose to establish his own Human Resources consulting practice where he continued to recruit for technical, information technology and engineering professionals worldwide. The practice grew to include two offices and seven international partnerships. As President of the organization, Yvan saw Consultec Human Resources grow over a period of fifteen years to be recognized as a national supplier of technical professionals prior to participating in a merger with TES Canada allowing him to take on the next challenge in his career.
Continuing on with TES Canada as the Vice President of Professional Technical & Staffing Alternatives, Yvan was responsible for transforming the organization from that of a contract staffing company to a more diversified organization offering permanent, contingency and search business to clients in Canada and the US. Yvan oversaw the executive search operations in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Burlington Mississauga, Raleigh and Dallas, developing new product offerings including TES Scientific Resources. In 2003, he joined Spherion Professional as the Vice President Corporate Development where he maintained national responsibility for the information technology, finance, administration, engineering and sales sectors. Yvan was instrumental in introducing a new division and concept to Spherion creating the Mergis group which provided new technologies to the organization capable of providing international clients with real-time interviewing capabilities as well as creating a full service professional delivery program throughout nine provinces across Canada. The concept was later introduced to the US parent company and adopted throughout the country.
In a recent position, Yvan served as the Director of Major Initiatives for Diagnos Inc. where he utilized his expertise and networks in areas of manufacturing, technology and software engineering to assist in the establishment and growth of its International operations in Asia and Europe. As the former President of the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS), Yvan brings a wealth of knowledge to the table both within and outside of the recruitment industry.