<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1901736309897431&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">


Great team players lack excessive ego or concerns about status. They are quick to point out the contributions of others and slow to seek attention for their own. They share credit, emphasize team over self, and define success collectively rather than individually.” ― Patrick Lencioni


After 10+ years in the recruitment industry and the launch of a successful leader development series, we’re more than confident in how we help clients find, retain and develop #StandApart people. In fact, we gave those methods, our culture, a name—People Are the Plan™.

But we also recognize brilliance when we see it. And when it’s time to add to our own Smart, Savvy + Associates’ team—we apply the same high standards to finding the great employee fit that we use for each of our clients’ new team members.

Great team players that fit OUR organization

Patrick Lencioni’s “The Ideal Team Player: How to Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues” provides some indispensable advice on hiring—and working with current employees—for successful teams. Lencioni advises ideal team players have three core virtues: they are humble, hungry and smart—in roughly equal measure, with an unwavering requirement for humility.

We’re very excited to introduce you to our newest Smart and Savvy team members, who are all proving themselves to be nothing but Ideal Team Players:

James Bustard



James Bustard, Recruitment Consultant – U.S.A. & New Markets / Client Services Manager






Angela Chen, Talent Researcher







Caitlin Lavallee, Talent Researcher







Jody King, Community Manager




And to announce some role changes:




Lauren Tokiwa, Recruitment Consultant







Josh Williams, Marketing Operations




We invite you to connect with our new team members on LinkedIn, and drop them a note of welcome!

As always, we’re here to help find your next Ideal Team Player. We pride ourselves to be a specialized recruitment agency that helps companies connect with #StandApart marketing, sales, and communications professionals. We work throughout the Pacific Northwest – in and around Vancouver, Seattle, Calgary, Edmonton, as well as Toronto.

How can we help you today?


Build teams that thrive. Subscribe to our HotSheet today.