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Precision Recruitment for Elite Engineering Teams

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Top 3% Talent, Delivered. Not Days, Hours.

Our Trusted Partners

John Dukes

Founder & Chairman


As the Founder of Fundz, I've had the privilege of collaborating with Jessica at Savant Recruitment. My experience working with Jessica has been nothing short of exceptional.

Jessica stands out in her commitment to building true partnerships, not just filling roles. Her dedication to understanding our unique needs and her proactive approach to sourcing top-tier talent have provided us with resources I never thought possible.

In a world where data integrity is paramount, Jessica is the only person I trust to keep it real. She goes above and beyond, ensuring that every candidate she presents is not just a fit on paper but a strategic asset to our team.

Savant Recruitment is not just another recruitment firm. Jessica's personalized approach, deep industry knowledge, and unwavering dedication make her the go-to advisor for our business. She's not just pushing resumes; she's building teams and driving success.

If you're looking for someone who will work tirelessly for you and your team, look no further. Jessica is the real deal, and I'm grateful to have her on our side.

George Psofimis

Senior Recruitment Manager
Total Performance Consulting

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Jessica Smith from Savant, I have worked with her the past 8 years within the various organizations I have worked at and is my Go To when I need vendor support. Her exceptional recruitment services, particularly in the areas of leadership and hard-to-fill roles. Jessica has consistently demonstrated her remarkable ability to identify and secure top talent, even for the most challenging positions.

Jessica's consultative, transparent, and quality over quantity approach is one of her greatest strengths. She takes the time to understand the specific needs and goals of our organization, thus providing tailored solutions that align perfectly with our requirements. She has been able to provide us with market intel as well as advice and direction on how to pivot our direction to adapt to market trends and volatility. Her extensive knowledge of software development recruiting is evident in her ability to quickly and accurately assess candidates' technical skills and cultural fit.

Throughout our collaboration, Jessica has been a reliable and proactive partner, always going above and beyond to ensure a successful outcome. If you are looking for someone that will treat your company as if it was her own Jessica is the partner for you, she has always had our organizations best interest when selecting candidates and this shows in the success rate. Her expertise in the field, coupled with her dedication and professionalism, makes her an invaluable asset to our team.

Thanks Jessica for helping build our Team/Brand!

Nir Orbach

CEO of Illumiti

Jessica has a passion for identifying well suited candidates for each role she is recruiting for. She excels in her ability to consider the individuals existing experience, abilities, growth potential and their desired career path so that a long term fit for the employee and company are achieved. Her attention to detail, accountability, sense of urgency and high energy levels make her a pleasure to work with.

Alanna Williams

Director, Culture & People Operations of LiveSwitch

Jessica is a combination of passion, talent and execution. From the start of her time at LiveSwitch she has been faced with a lot of challenges and she faces them head-on and tackles them easily! She is resourceful, friendly, tenacious and I love getting to learn from her about the complex world of tech recruiting.

The Modern Hiring Issue Technical Teams Face

Hiring The Wrong Talent

In the fast-paced tech industry, startups often rush the hiring process, leading to the selection of unsuitable candidates. This mismatch can derail a project's momentum and negatively impact team dynamics, hindering the startup's growth and innovation capabilities.

Talent Shortage

Tech startups, especially those in niche markets, face a significant challenge in finding skilled professionals with the right expertise. This talent shortage can delay project timelines and increase the pressure on existing team members, impacting overall productivity and innovation.

Letting Investors Down

Startups are under constant scrutiny from investors expecting rapid growth and innovation. Failing to meet these expectations due to hiring inefficiencies can lead to reduced confidence and support from investors, affecting future funding and growth opportunities.

Burnt Out Employees

Over-reliance on a small team due to hiring challenges often leads to employee burnout. This not only affects morale and productivity but also increases turnover rates, further exacerbating the hiring difficulties and creating a vicious cycle.

Destroying Your Employer Brand

Tech companies need to be careful of who they connect with. Some agencies present candidates that they've never spoken with. This practice can tarnish a startup's employer brand, as the quality of hires directly reflects the company's values and operational efficiency, impacting its attractiveness to potential talent.

Shota Zurabashvili

DevOps Manager of LiveSwitch

When Jessica reached out she was able to represent the role and the company really well so I was truly impressed and hooked. I immediately responded and I’m glad I did. It was a great experience working with her. We soon built an engineering team of 5 rockstars only because Jessica can find talent screened and already a good fit almost out of thin air.

Pankaj Dadhich

SAP Consultant of Illumiti

Supportive, motivating and highly professional It has been an absolute pleasure working with Jessica. She was so supportive, motivating and highly professional during our collaboration. I have gained very valuable information and had such a positive experience throughout the process.

Courtney Fleming

HR Coordinator of Illumiti

Jessica is a consistent, enthusiastic and expert recruiter for our company. Coming from someone in HR, Jessica is a great counterpart to recruit for the needs of the business. She builds a deep connection with our candidates and sources qualified workers for our niche roles. She has a way with her candidates and provides them a great experience with the company while maintaining professionalism and building her talent pool. We are consistently hiring and you never have to worry about Jessica and her team finding the best talent.

Our Hiring Process

Step 1 - Talent Insight Session

We initiate our hiring process with a detailed meeting between Jess and the hiring manager. In this session, we meticulously review the job description, delving into languages, frameworks, essential and desirable skills, leadership style, and any adjustments needed to ensure we proceed with the most accurate and comprehensive information.

Step 2 - Talent Pulse Assessment

Our team assumes full responsibility for headhunting and screening prospective candidates. With meticulous assessment, we promptly deliver the most fitting candidates to hiring managers for further review within 5 days. ***NEW**** Additionally, we've streamlined the process by offering in-house testing facilitated by Savant Recruitment through Coderpad, relieving clients of any testing burdens.

Step 3 - Vita Verify Selection

The final interview phase involves all key decision-makers and is crucial for making a well-informed hiring decision. A verbal offer is extended to the chosen candidate, contingent upon satisfactory reference checks.

Step 4 - Offer Proposition

Following a successful Vita Verify Selection, a formal job offer is presented to the candidate for acceptance and signature, solidifying their engagement with the company.

Step 5 - Odyssey Onboard

We collaborate closely with the hiring manager to implement a comprehensive onboarding process. This includes providing our specialized onboarding materials to ensure the new hire is effectively integrated into the company, guaranteeing a successful start and a productive first 30 days.

Here's Some of The Roles We Fill

☑️ CTOs

☑️ Directors of Engineering

☑️ Software Architects

☑️ Automation Testers

☑️ Deployment Engineers

☑️ Data Scientists

☑️ VP of Engineering

☑️ Software Developers (Front, Back, Full-Stack)

☑️ Project Managers/Technical Project Managers

☑️ DevOps Engineers

☑️ Security Engineers

☑️ Support Engineers



Top Recruiter in Tech in 2022 (FoundersBeta)

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Nominated for RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards

The RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards, presented by Women of Influence, recognize the achievements and impact of Canada's most successful female entrepreneurs.


Top Recruiter in Tech in 2023 (FoundersBeta)

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Top 100 Staffing Leaders To Watch In 2024's World Staffing Awards


The Peak Emerging Leaders 2024 - People & Culture


Jessica Smith, The Founder, brings over a decade of experience in Technology Recruitment. She's navigated both agency and corporate sides, building a deep understanding of the market and a commitment to excellence.

She's recently been awarded The Peak's Emerging Leaders of 2024 in the People & Culture Leader's Circle, and is doing mission driven work to change the way companies attract talent.

It's been her mission to revolutionize hiring, and how companies grow.

Most recently she's been sitting on panels discussing the disruption of AI on Engineering Teams and People Teams. She's also releasing more educational content for Hiring Managers and Startups.

We work with clients from Startups, Scaleups, and Midsized to Large Companies.


Disrupt Your Hiring. Unleash Top Talent. Ditch the Dragging Fees.

Tired of expensive contingency firms that struggle to fill even 20% of your roles, and if they do, you have no idea how fat the fee will be on this majorly expensive engineer you just hired?

Say goodbye to the outdated, impersonal recruiting dance.

At Savant Recruitment, we're rewriting the rules.

Here's what sets us apart:

A-Players in 5 Days:

We leverage cutting-edge technology, and a vast network to identify your dream engineering team in record time. No more waiting weeks for mediocre candidates.

Flat Fee Freedom:

Clients love our transparent pricing model. It's a breath of fresh air
compared to the industry's exorbitant charges on the contingency model that doesn't guarantee results and only hurts your bottom line.

You know exactly what you're paying for – top talent, delivered.

Plus, our digestible flat fees are perfect for any stage of your company's growth, saving you more than you budgeted for on agency fees.

Tech-Savvy Matchmakers:

More than a recruiter – we're passionate tech enthusiasts who understand the
nuances of the industry, and how badly this industry needs disruption.

We match skills and motivations, fostering long-term success for both you and the candidate.

Targeted Messaging, Masterful Matchmaking:

We're not just recruiters - we're talent whisperers. Using targeted
messaging informed by the latest psychological techniques, we craft
irresistible opportunities that resonate with top engineers, even those
passively looking.

Our results speak for themselves:

80% Client Retention:

Satisfied clients rave about our personalized approach and exceptional results.

Data-Driven Decisions:

We go beyond resumes, utilizing data and insights to predict market shifts and secure the perfect fit.

Candidate-Centric Focus:

We understand that top talent seeks meaningful experiences. We connect them with companies that align with their ambitions.

Ready to revolutionize your engineering team?

Ditch the expensive, inefficient methods and join the Savant revolution.

Let's shape the future of technology, together.

Proud Partnerships



Our partnership with Communitech is a no brainer. Communitech is Canada's Tech Supercharger that is helping Canadian Founders with Talent, Capital, Markets, and of course Community. 25 years strong of serving Canadian Tech Founders. Startups, Scale-Ups, and at Scale.

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CoderPad works like an IDE to help candidates easily share their skills and ensure you understand how they work. Through both collaborative coding sessions and take-home projects, CoderPad is with you at every stage of the hiring process. CoderPad puts the developer experience first.

We can tell if candidates have left the test environment. Copy/pasting: and if they have copied & pasted code into the Screen IDE.

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Flow Ventures

Maximize your refund through SR&ED Credits. Flow Ventures is helping Canadian Companies recover up to 64% of their spend on Scientific Research and Experimental Development. You may be eligible for grants to fuel your growth, or even get access to a business loan. With a heavily connected network of Angel Investors and VC's the possibilities are endless.



At ScaleHR, we're dedicated to elevating leadership capabilities in SMB tech companies. We provide tailored training, coaching, mentorship, and strategic advisory. What sets us apart is our unwavering focus on driving real-world application. We don't just equip leaders with skills; we work side by side to ensure those skills become ingrained habits. Think of us as your catalyst for transformative leadership, propelling your team toward sustained success and innovation in the ever-evolving tech landscape.

Newly Announced:

Leadership Activated

We have big plans to expand our programs to support leaders -- inclusive leadership, international leadership, executive leadership, and more.


Wages Payroll and Back Office

Wages is an Employer of Record Service or EOR for all of Canada. They also engage as an Administrative Service Organization or ASO. Wages is the premier partner for all of Savant Recruitment's Back Office Administrative responsibilities, including Master Services Agreements, Invoicing, Collections, and Payroll for our clients who don't want to worry about the hassle of running a payroll in their organization for talent working on an hourly contractual basis.


b.seen Candidate Personal Branding Strategist

To be hired today, you need to b.seen! On LinkedIn, 8 people are being hired per MINUTE - and 85% of those hires are made through networking! At b.seen, we support the global candidate market through bespoke coaching and personal branding services to help you thrive at work and land your dream job! Whether you need a full LinkedIn rebrand or coaching throughout your job search, we know what it takes to b.seen and get hired!

Viewpoint AI

Viewpoint AI

Viewpoint AI empowers human decision-making over multiple sectors where decisions are high stakes. The platform accelerates teams to find consensus, and get to the best possible decision fast. Currently, it is impossible to efficiently process vast amounts of complex information fast and as a result money is lost, time is wasted and opportunities are missed. Viewpoint AI solves this problem by capturing the expertise of the smartest people, organizes data, learns what is important and makes increasingly better suggestions.

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