Pierre Marchand
What is your cool factor?

Well many may not know this, I used to be a real life Rockstar! Lived out my dreams living in Los Angeles and travelling across the USA playing rock and roll and producing records!

Who is/was your most impactful leader?

I was very fortunate when it comes to leaders. I joined a fortune 100 company and started in the Toronto office. They relocated me to our global HQ in the UK where I trained under our Global CEO of a new division I was to launch back in Canada. Following my training overseas, I was relocated to North America and work directly under the North American CEO. In addition, throughout my 5-year tenure I was monthly mentored and trained by the Global CEO of the overall company. These 3 leaders shaped my entire sales philosophy and methodology.

What’s been your biggest achievement?

I have had some big wins and developed millions dollars and worked with some of the world’s top C-level executive in my career but getting married and having my beautiful baby girl is the big winner! Hands down!

What do you think makes a great leader?

Keep it simple – a great leader is someone who leads from the front!

What is the first thing you ever led?

I led my first band, I led my first company which was a cleaning company, I led my musical career, I led my team within a number of companies but to pinpoint when I first lead is depending on the perspective.

I guess another way of putting it would be “When did I first feel like a leader?” This would be easier to answer. I truly felt like a leader when someone would look to me for advice and I was able to help them achieve their goal or influence them to make the right decision.

Do you think people are born leader?

Everyone is a leader first but some lead from different perspectives. We have leaders that have a great ability to influence others by telling them what to do and then we have leaders who help you come to the same result leading with the right questions (this is a learned skill).

Why you chose to get into recruitment?

I think recruiting chose me, my skillset and passion for business development can be applicable to any industry but when you align yourself with the right brand and team it’s easy to answer why I am here.

What you went to school for?

I remember when I recorded my first demo with my band, I was not happy with the production of the record so I decided to go to school and learn how to do it myself. I studied audio engineering in Stoney Creek, Ont.