About us

At Electi, recruiting is as much an art and a science, as a passion.

Electi is a Boutique Executive Search Firm located in Montréal. Dedicated to the sustainable success of their clients, their associates and collaborators are highly specialized in:

  • Executive search;
  • Search for administrators;
  • Search for senior executives and corporate leaders;
  • Accompaniment of organizations.

Karine Robert is the founder of Electi. She has actively participated in the fulfillment of more than 600 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, serving organizations in the public and private sectors, including parapublic and not-for-profit corporations.

Electi’s signature:
Here is was sets up apart

We are looking to attract the right candidates for you, not clients for us

We are a human-size boutique search firm specialized in the search for senior executives and leaders. Our goal is to help you grow by identifying leaders who can embody the vision and the ambition within your organization.

In our mandates as well as in our business model, we prefer quality to quantity, and rely on exemplary professionalism to offer you a customized service and propose the best candidate on the market.

We are your ambassadors on the market

Electi has been founded with the intent to do things differently, notably to decompartmentalize the mandate of recruiters. Committed to maintaining a close collaboration with our clients, we believe that a transparent and effective communication is the cornerstone of a successful partnerthip. This constructive attitude applies equally to candidates.

Experience has demonstrated that this resolutely human and responsible approach makes all the difference. It even allowed us to succeed where other firms with traditional methods have not had the success they expected.

We always keep in mind that we are your ambassadors on the market, and as such, convey the right messages and protect your reputation.

An End-to-End Recruitment Process

Beyond recruitment, 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 our clients to develop the ideal candidate profile
  • Review of the issues and challenges associated with 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 – Tapping into our networks
  • Proactively recruit passive candidates by way of a direct approach
  • Development of a shortlist of high-potential candidates
  • In-depth interviews with selected candidates
Phase 3


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


  • Reference check
  • Psychometric assessments (if required)
  • Reliable background investigation
  • Presentation of the employment offer and negotiation
  • Signature and closing of the deal
  • Preparation of the selected candidate’s integration (if required)
  • Communication with unsuccessful candidates

At every stage of the assignment

  • Job Market Monitoring
  • Feedback with the client on the offer for the position and the terms and conditions of employment
  • Ongoing communication with clients and candidates

Those organizations that put their trust in us

Health Science and Research

  • Centre de recherche CERVO
  • Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement (CdRV)
  • Centre de recherche de l’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
  • Centre de recherche du CHUS (CRCHUS)
  • CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (CIUSSS-EMTL)
  • CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS
  • Héma-Québec
  • Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada (IRSC)
  • La Stratégie canadienne de recherche sur le cerveau (SCRC)
  • Sherbrooke Quantique
  • VITAM – Centre de recherche en développement durable


  • Centre de services scolaire des Grandes-Seigneuries (CSSDGS)
  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)
  • Université Laval


  • Courtiers Unis
  • Promutuel Assurance/Groupe Promutuel

Associative and Cultural

  • Centre culturel Desjardins
  • Centre Lasallien
  • Centre Yvon Deschamps
  • Fondation Martin-Matte
  • Fondation Québec Philanthrope
  • Fondation Polytechnique Montréal
  • Habitat pour l’humanité Québec
  • Institut Pacifique


  • SNC-Lavalin
  • Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO)


  • Office municipal d’habitation de Montréal (OMHM)
  • Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ)
  • Ville de Gatineau
  • Ville de l’Île-Perrot
  • Ville de Longueuil

Private companies

  • Groupe Master
  • Groupe Yellow

Community engagement is second nature to us

Breaking the glass ceilings

Electi works exclusively with organizations or businesses that subscribe to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion in employment.

Our firm also encourages women to take on management positions. As such, we are proud to have contributed to the recruitment of more than 70% of women for the positions we have been entrusted with over the past five years.

Helping build a more equitable society

Social commitment is a fundamental value of Electi. That is why we work more frequently with public institutions and associations than with private companies, even if budgets are smaller.

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, including Children, Education, Health, and Environment. In addition to this individual involvement, Electi donates each year 1% of its revenue to not-for-profit organizations who are diligently working towards making our society more united and human. Over the past year, the firm has donated more than $10,000 to the Martin-Matte Foundation, which provides a better quality of life for children and adults living with a brain injury or physical disability.