Leading Search Resource, Total Client Satisfaction, Cost-Effectiveness, Integrity & Honesty, Confidential & Discreet, Search – Inspired Talent, Total Commitment, Focused Relationship, Decades of Knowledge and Search – this is all we do.
Toronto-born and holding a Business Degree from U of T, Steve Renard is the Founder/President of Renard International; the leading executive recruitment firm serving the hospitality industry worldwide. Celebrating our 48th Anniversary, we are proud to say that, “our company has placed at least one person in every country in the World!”. This is unique since many of the countries that we have done business with did not exist when we first opened in 1970. Steve, who has traveled to over 30 countries meeting with clients and candidates believes that emails are a great tool for communicating, but personal contact is paramount to staying well-informed on current trends, practices and maintaining strong business relationships.
For many years, Robin has served in a key management leadership role and brings a wealth of experience with a heavy focus on client and candidate relations within the hospitality industry in North America and around the world. Originally from London, England, Robin’s approach to executive search is simple, “hire the very best people for the very best companies”. With decades of experience, he brings a unique sensibility to recruitment and understands the impact of hiring the right individual is paramount to established clients where value added services are second to none.
Pina joined this team in 1997 as the Financial Controller. In this role, she is responsible for a broad range of functions including accounting and day to day operations of Renard International Hospitality Search Consultants. Her main focus is on streamlining operations to ensure financial success for the whole team!
An ex-Hotelier with rich experience in International Hotel Operations as a Senior Vice President-Operations, Ashok has completed over a decade with the Renard International Group. He specializes in Service Excellence Evaluations of luxury hotels besides offering mentorship to many up and coming young hoteliers. He strongly believes in Evaluate – Train – Excel to attain Total Customer Satisfaction in the service industry. He is also actively involved in International Executive Searches of Hospitality Professionals for the Global Hospitality Industry at Renard International.
Sylvia is a senior executive and one of our top producers. Sylvia has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Management training with Oberoi hotels and specialization in Information Technology at New York University. The Taj Group of Hotels hired her to develop and implement their HMS in India and the United States. In addition, her expertise in executive search since 2003 has led to a successful career in recruitment for top hotels, resorts and casinos. Her superior knowledge and acumen also allows her to extend “value added services” and unsurpassed recruitment expertise worldwide.
Brian is an integral component of the Renard Team for almost 25 years and has developed success in finding just the right applicants to fill the most challenging assignments in the shortest amount of time. Born in Toronto, Canada, his global reach has enabled him to work in over 50 countries and he still takes a great deal of pride in offering personal service to each new and/or existing client. As a past time, Brian likes to travel, play golf and is an avid runner.
A Scottish national working in the hospitality industry for over 20 years and is a well-known personality in our industry. He has held General Manager and Corporate HR roles in Europe, Middle East and Africa with Intercontinental Hotels, Raffles Hotels, Jing Jiang Hotels, Millennium & Copthorne and Hilton Hotels. He has been based in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Dubai and most recently, Kuala Lumpur. Chris has always had a passion for recruitment while it may be a slightly overused expression to say Chris is a people person, but he truly is. He is at his best when seeking win-win solutions, matching people to roles and finding the best fit. Over the years, he has maintained a strong global network and we are pleased and honoured to have him join our team!
Lisa Renard grew up in hospitality travelling globally and learning it firsthand from an early age. After earning her Bachelor of Commerce Degree, she joined Renard International where her entrepreneurship, creativity and social skills allowed her to make contacts internationally in the finest of hotels and restaurants. She has an eye for style and can be found trying out the “trendiest restaurants” from Las Vegas to Dubai!
Cornelia identifies key culinary and hospitality management professionals for our national and international corporate clients. Cornelia is an active volunteer for the World Association of Chefs Societies (Worldchefs) and is currently the Secretary General. Through the collective efforts of World Chefs Without Borders (WCWB), Cornelia strives to help those effected by natural disasters, encourage global aid relief and is the Project Manager for WCWB Chefs Social Responsibility Cambodia 2020. As a Worldchefs Approved "A" Level Judge for Vegan/Plant-Based Cuisine, Culinary Arts & Hot Kitchen, she also shares her insight and knowledge at international culinary competitions.
Collette's love for the hospitality industry started from her first overseas assignment over 20 years ago. Since that time, Collette has spent her career travelling the globe working in senior Human Resource management roles with major international luxury hotels in the Caribbean, as well as, working on major cruise line as a Human Resource Professional. She is passionate about the luxury hotel industry and is excited to bring her intimate knowledge and is well qualified in assisting Renard International many clients and global brands with their human resources needs and assisting top hospitality candidates with your future career aspirations. Collette has recently returned to Toronto, where she now calls home after working for a American hospitality executive search company, We are pleased and excited that she will be joining our team as a Hospitality Search Consultant to take care of our clients and applicants in North America, Caribbean and a round the world.
Joining us in 1983 and throughout her years of service, Sue has worn many hats during her tenure. Currently holding a title of Project Coordination Manager, as well as, executive assistant to the President, Sue has overseen many successful projects specialized in the hospitality industry. She has an impressive responsiveness of managing both clients and candidates to meet their needs and requirements. Her experience and deep understanding of the different positions held within the industry has been leveraged through identifying the right candidates for clients through formal project management that has proven to be invaluable.
Following a bachelor’s degree in arts, Yasmin joined the Chase Manhattan Bank specializing in finance and administration, and receiving the Membership of Association of Administrative Professionals Asia-Pacific. Subsequently joining the hospitality industry and two decades later, Yasmin has proven to be a highly motivated and dedicated assistant to the president utilizing her strong administrative skills which are invaluable. She is also an accomplished consultant in hospitality recruitment having successful business relations with both clients and candidates that earned her several awards. Her passion for cooking, interior design, gardening and travelling has led her to visit major countries worldwide.
Prior to moving to Canada in 2015, Jon worked for the NHS in England in the fast paced Department of Surgery at Southend University Hospital, managing the workloads of 11 surgeons. Deciding to further his education, enrolling in the Hotel Management program at George Brown College in Toronto seemed to bridge his experience in the Hospital with his interest in Hospitality. As a result of his hard work, dedication and motivation to succeed, he was awarded the academic distinction of being added to the Dean’s List for each of his semesters and graduated with honors in spring of 2017.
A dedicated Administrative Assistant who is bilingual and will assist us in ensuring that all of our services are available in Spanish and English.
Bianca joined Renard International in 2019 as our new Social Media Specialist. She is currently in the process of earning her Marketing Degree in Business and has grown a strong desire and keen interest towards the hospitality industry in Canada and around the world. Bianca is responsible in overseeing all of Renard International's social media marketing and generating fresh and interesting content on all digital platforms. Her main focus is to drive and increase the company's worldwide visibility and improve communication with its valued clients and applicants. She will also be a part of the team that will be promoting Renard International's 50th Year Anniversary!
Prior to moving to Canada in 2010, Meera worked in Bahrain with over 10 years of experience in office administration, customer service and data entry. Meera has recently joined Renard International in 2019 and works closely with President, Steve Renard. Her knowledge and expertise is a great help to our candidates too; entering their information into our database, routing resumes to the recruiters and re-formatting resumes. Meera is your go-to person.