About us

Recruiting is an art, a science, a passion

Electi is a boutique executive search firm located in Montréal. Passionate and dedicated to the success of their clients, its associates and collaborators have demonstrated their professional expertise and specific skill set in terms of:

  • Executive search
  • Recruitment of leaders
  • Accompaniment of organizations

Karine Robert, founder of Electi, has actively participated in the fulfillment of more than 500 exclusive assignments for world renowned large corporations and institutions in both Canada and Europe.

For all executive management and leadership positions

Electi carries out Senior Executive Search assignments at the local, national and international levels. We serve client organizations in the public and private sectors, including parapublic and not-for-profit corporations.

What truly sets up apart

We always put our clients’ interests first. Your success is our success!

We are a human-size boutique search firm comprised of a team of experts who are adept at providing you with unparalleled access to the right talent. We are looking for the candidate that will embody your organization’s vision, mission statement and further aim for growth. When it comes to sourcing, we become an extension of our clients.

Quality over Quantity is a belief reflected in our business model. This concept is applied in the management of our mandates. We rely on an exemplary professionalism to offer you a tailor‑made service in getting on board the most suitable candidate in the market for the position.

We are your true ambassadors on the market

Electi has been founded with the desire to offer something different with its approach to assign a unique and same person to be the link between clients and candidates. We pride ourselves on our commitment to maintain direct communication, continuous feedback and complete transparency.

This constructive attitude applies equally to candidates. We always keep in mind that we are your ambassadors on the market, and as such, we ensure that we respect the trust placed in us by conveying the right messages and protecting your reputation.

Experience confirms that this resolutely human and responsible approach makes all the difference. It allows success where other firms have failed before us.

We support and guide you from start to finish

We act as your strategic partner during every phase of the hiring process.

From the onset, we help you determine the ideal profile according to your particular needs and organizational context. Later on, we can facilitate the decision-making-process with your organization’s Executive Committee (or Board of Directors) and prepare the integration of the retained leaders.

Beyond corporate instinct,
a systematic approach

Phase 1

Launch of the search process

  • Initial meeting with the client to develop an ideal candidate profile
  • Assessment of the challenges related to the position
  • Development of the recruitment strategy
  • Review of the announcement, media plan (if required) and release of the announcement
Phase 2

Development of our candidate database

  • Identification of potential candidates
  • Consultation with reliable key sources
  • Direct recruiting approach
  • In-depth interviews with selected candidates from the privacy of our offices
Phase 3


  • Presentation of our short-list of candidates to our client
  • Preparation of the Grid and Interview Guide
  • Accompaniment during the interview process with the Selection Committee
  • Debrief session to facilitate the decision-making process by the Selection Committee
Phase 4


  • Reference check
  • Psychometric assessments (if required)
  • Reliable background investigation
  • Presentation of the employment offer and negotiation
  • Signature and conclusion
  • Preparation of the selected candidate’s integration (if required)
  • Communication and feedback to candidates who were unsuccessful in the recruitment process

At every stage of the assignment

  • Market Watch
  • Feedback on the announcement and the terms and conditions of employment
  • Ongoing communication with client and candidates

They put their trust in us

  • Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement (CdRV)
  • Centre de recherche de l’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (CRHMR)
  • Centre de recherche du CHUS (CRCHUS)
  • Centre de services scolaire des Grandes-Seigneuries (CSSDGS)
  • CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (CIUSSS-EMTL)
  • CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS
  • Courtiers Unis
  • Deloitte Canada
  • DuProprio
  • Groupe Yellow Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Héma-Québec
  • Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC)
  • Institut universitaire de première ligne en santé et services sociaux du CIUSSS de L’Estrie-CHUS et de l’Université de Sherbrooke (IUPLSSS)
  • Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal (OMHM)
  • Promutuel Assurance
  • Réseau de transport métropolitain (Exo)
  • SNC-Lavalin
  • Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO)
  • Société Les Ponts Jacques Cartier et Champlain Incorporée (PJCCI)
  • Téléfilm Canada
  • Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ)
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • Université d’Ottawa
  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)
  • Université Laval
  • Ville de Gatineau
  • Ville de l’Île-Perrot
  • Ville de Longueuil
  • VITAM – Centre de recherche en développement

Community engagement is part of our culture

Community involvement is deeply rooted in our culture. The members of our team are women of heart and mind who contribute as volunteers or donors to causes that are near and dear to them. In addition, each year Electi donates 1% of its revenue to not-for-profit organizations who are diligently working towards making our society more human and fair, and the world a better place for everyone.