Sartor & Associates Inc.


See What Our Clients and Candidates Say About Us

Health Care & Not-for-Profit Sectors

"Our search committee was impressed with the comprehensive approach to executive search presented by Sartor and Associates. This included "Knowledge Mapping” with the departing long term executive director to understand the intricacies of the role, a sound advertising/posting plan, pre-screening of applicants for a long-list of candidates, crafting questions/approach for both short listed candidates and finalists, followed by psychometric testing and independent reference checking. Larry Sartor demonstrated sensitivity in feedback to all candidates and all established timelines were met. Excellent potential candidates were presented and we made our selection decision with confidence that a thorough process had been followed and we had the right person for organizational continuity and to maintain established high standards. Recommended without reservation.”

Board Chair - Woolwich Community Health Centre (Member of AOHC Board of Directors) 

"As a departing Executive Director making a significant career change after 18 years at the helm of my organization, I was more than a little anxious about the recruitment of my successor. I was deeply committed to supporting a smooth transition to working with the new Executive Director, but knew that there would be a considerable amount of work required by the Board before we even got to that transition period. I appreciated the time and effort that Sartor & Associates invested in understanding my role, particularly in completing an in-depth Knowledge Mapping process with me, to ensure a good fit between the demands of the Executive Director role, and the qualifications of potential candidates. I felt greatly reassured by the depth of knowledge and wealth of recruitment experience that Sartor & Associates brought to our Board’s Selection Committee.”

Former Executive Director - Woolwich Community Health Centre

"Sartor and Associates has proven to be an exceptional recruitment company. Thorough in scoping the role and creating a finely-honed picture of the requirements, they showed great care and attention to building a portfolio of suitable candidates and providing effective briefing to ensure candidates were prepared to bring their best. The level of detail, comprehensiveness and personable support made the application journey a genuine process of matchmaking in the best possible sense. Beyond the care and attention was the approachable, personable and authentic support from Larry, Mary and Sarah. I felt well informed and received valuable feedback throughout my application process. Both I and the board therefore made a well informed and confident choice at what can be an uncertain and potentially derailing time. I feel well positioned for sustainable success in an organization that has made a considered choice and confident that I have found a suitable home for my skills and talents to flourish. Thank you for your professional and caring support.”

Executive Director - Woolwich Community Health Centre

"I have had the pleasure of working with Larry Sartor and his team through searches for executive directors with two organizations, most recently with the Guelph Community Health Centre. From the beginning to the end of the process, Sartor and Associates demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and a commitment to finding the best candidate for us. Larry and his associates took great effort to understand the CHC’s organizational culture and its future needs throughout the search process.  The result was that we were presented with outstanding candidates, all well qualified to lead our organization. I recommend Sartor and Associates to any organization and would definitely work with them again.”

Board Chair - Guelph Community Health Centre

"Personable, supportive and authentic are some of the words that best describe my experience working with Sartor and Associates throughout the recruitment process for the Executive Director of the Guelph Community Health Centre. I had heard many people say that you learn and grow greatly from ‎such an intensive and comprehensive recruitment journey, and Larry's supportive mentorship along the way contributed greatly to what proved to be both an incredible learning opportunity, as well as a successful step forward in my career path. One particularly memorable moment for me was sitting with Larry while the Board deliberated following my final presentation. His genuine feedback and encouragement helped to put me at complete ease during this high intensity home moment!  This is a stand-out recruitment company, run in a hands-on way by experts in the field. You won't regret choosing them to lead your next Executive search.”

Executive Director - Guelph Community Health Centre

"As the President of the Board of Trellis Mental Health & Developmental Services I was recently heavily involved in the selection of an Executive Director for a new organization - CMHA Waterloo Wellington Dufferin - as a result of an amalgamation. We retained Sartor and Associates to assist and guide our Selection Committee with developing and executing our selection process which was complex and demanding. Sartor brought a level of expertise and logic that exceeded my expectations. I would recommend the Sartor team for any similar engagement without any hesitation and would certainly be pleased to work with them again.”

Board President - Trellis Mental Health & Developmental Services

"Sartor and Associates’ executive search process is a cut above the rest. Their thorough preparation, comprehensive and detailed vetting of candidates, professionalism, on-boarding support and focus on laying the groundwork for organizational success gave me the best possible start to assuming the leadership of a newly amalgamated healthcare organization. This is a search firm that sets the standards for the rest to follow.”

Executive Director – CMHA Waterloo Wellington Dufferin

"I was placed in my current role by Sartor and Associates and wanted to compliment Larry and his team on the process. It was clear that I was valued as a candidate, the process was transparent, and the communications excellent. At all levels, fit is so incredibly important and through a battery of psychological and personality tests it was apparent that I was aligned in my style and values with what the organization was seeking. Great process and while I am exceptionally happy with the outcome, had it been another candidate chosen, I know that I would have still felt valued and well treated as a candidate. Thanks Larry and team.”

President & CEO - Children's Health Foundation

"As a candidate contemplating a career change, I had the privilege of working with Sartor and Associates while pursuing a leadership position in the not-for-profit sector.  Throughout the process, Larry and Mary were collaborative, professional, and available.  The recruitment process was well organized and respectful of both the client organization and the candidate.  The interview structure was well organized, demonstrated the depth and breadth of the role and allowed both parties to gain valuable insight into the people, the organization, and the opportunity.  The prescreening process, the interviews, the competency tools, and the feedback throughout the process helped to validate the fit while allowing me to demonstrate the depth and breadth of my experience.  Overall, this was an extremely positive experience with a professional team committed to bringing the right people together with a vision for continued success.”

Chief Executive Officer - Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario

 "Larry Sartor, Managing Director for Sartor & Associates Inc., provided his expertise and experience to assist in matching my career and employment goals with a leading health care organization.  The time Larry took to gain an in-depth understanding of my needs and expectations, as well as his detailed preparation regarding the recruitment and on-boarding process ensured a successful match and seamless transition.  The firm’s extensive experience recruiting executives in the not for profit and health care sectors ensures health care organizations are led by people focused on quality care and services, and who are capable of managing future challenges.”

Executive Director - Hospice Niagara

"It was a pleasure to work with Sartor on our executive search. They were knowledgeable and thorough, and they skillfully guided us through the challenging discussions we had, which naturally came with the territory in merging two strong organizations."

Board Chair - CMHA Grand River

"From my first contact with Sartor and Associates, through to completion of an intense Selection process, they provided expert support and guidance. They understood the nuances and dynamics of my sector, but they also quickly and intuitively grasped who I was, and how to best position myself to achieve my goals. I found our conversations to be thoughtful, empowering and productive. Their genuine care and interest in my personal and professional development and career was particularly noteworthy – I felt truly inspired to take my leadership and career potential to the next level. I was impressed with the level of professionalism, responsiveness and authenticity in all my interactions with Sartor and Associates. The personal and professional knowledge and insights that I have gained in this process, facilitated by Sartor and Associates, will form strong building blocks in the next phase of my career.”

Director, Client Services - Trellis Mental Health

"Sartor & Associates assisted our organization with the search for an Executive Director. They delivered their services with the highest degree of professionalism. They provided a methodical and disciplined process which went a long way towards facilitating what can be a tasking experience for those involved. Sartor stuck with us during negotiations and even when negotiations fell apart, they continued to show their commitment until the right candidate for our organization was selected and on-boarded. I would definitely work with Sartor & Associates again."

Board Treasurer - Addiction Services for York Region