Connect with the talent you need.

Finding the perfect fit takes talent and expertise. At The Marler Search Group, we distinguish ourselves from other recruitment and search firms and put theory into practice. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, The Marler Search Group has helped recruit for, build, diversify, and strengthen companies for over fifteen years. We have invested time to develop an extensive and deep network in order to fulfil your organization’s recruiting needs. Knowing the difference between simply maintaining a business and building a successful and dynamic organization lies in the results we help to achieve.

Recruiting and building an effective workforce starts with a solid plan.

At The Marler Search Group, we attribute our success—and the success of our clients—to the extent of our in-depth research and recruitment. To ensure that your staffing and talent acquisition goals are continually met, we apply our stringent and proven recruitment processes to all or our assignments. This continually ensures that the objectives are achieved to the highest of candidate standards. Whether you need talent in Ottawa, or across North America, The Marler Search Group will deliver best-in-class recruitment services.

The Marler Search Group Team

Kevin Marler

Kevin Marler


The Marler Search Group was founded by Kevin Marler, a dedicated professional who possesses over 20 years of experience in the technical search industry. Described by his clients and friends as a passionate individual with integrity, he has a strong customer focus and is results orientated. Kevin demonstrates true entrepreneurial qualities, including flexibility, attention to detail and innovative thinking which are reflected not only within the services of The Marler Search Group, but in everything that he touches.

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Director of Recruiting

Michael has 20 years experience in marketing, management, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and consulting nationally and internationally. Leading large cross-functional international teams, Michael has first hand knowledge of the key indicators and aspects that contribute to high performing teams and talent development. He has a reputation for identifying innovative and disruptive growth opportunities and making them happen. Michael has a bachelor of commerce in International Business and a certificate in Advanced Management.

Ryan Malmberg

Ryan Malmberg


Ryan brings a diligent approach and a unique set of experiences to The Marler Search Group. He has successfully worked with groups and individuals helping them to achieve their goals. With over a decade spent growing a family business, he understands the true value of human capital. As a former World Cup and Olympic alpine ski coach, he knows how to deliver results. Ryan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Psychology. He is still active developing athletes and coaches in sport.

Olivia Nixon

Olivia Nixon

Recruitment & Marketing Specialist

Olivia has extensive experience as a professional communicator, marketer and project facilitator. Well versed and versatile, Olivia provides The Marler Search Group with support for recruitment, sourcing and screening services and is our go-to marketing and communications resource.

With over 25 years as a communications professional, Olivia understands every facet of the process – from high-level strategy to highly detailed execution. She keenly understands the importance of planning, being prepared and keeping focused on the task at hand. Olivia is also a creative and talented writer, with experience crafting a range of exceptional web and print collateral.

Grace Fulton

Grace Fulton

Recruiting Associate

A positive outlook and enthusiastic attitude are evident in every project Grace is involved with at The Marler Search Group. Grace is laser focused on the customer experience. This is reflected in her interactions with clients, candidates, and colleagues. Grace brings a real sales attitude to her work and a genuine desire to do right by her clients.

“As an associate my number one focus is the customer and client ensuring that they are happy and satisfied”

Grace holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and Media Studies from Carleton University. Her research expertise and recruiting skills allow her to source quality talent and deliver exceptional results.

The Marler Search Group

Finding the perfect fit takes talent and expertise. Based in Ottawa, Ontario, the Marler Search Group has been recruiting, building, diversifying, and strengthening companies for more than fifteen years. We have spent time developing a broad network to fulfil your recruiting requirements—knowing that the difference between simply maintaining a business and building a successful and dynamic organization lies in results.


At The Marler Search Group we are committed to ensuring that our clients and candidates are completely satisfied. Let us know how we can help you.
(613) 271-3750


P.O. Box 432
300 Earl Grey Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K2T 1C1