Trevor has been a recruitment and executive search professional working in Calgary for more than two decades. He handles a variety of senior technical engineering, geo-science, Finance and middle management and CXX roles for the energy industry.
His career as an independent businessman began right out of college, and has included experience in marketing, business development and management. He was ‘recruited’ to join a midsize search firm where he remained for 14 years and worked on more than 400 search assignments, consistently one of the company’s top producers. He recruited technical professionals for his oil and gas industry clients, but he also ‘recruited the recruiters’, identifying, recruiting and training other staff members.
In the spring of 2000, Trevor decided to start his own executive search business, enjoyed immediate success and needed some help, so in the fall of 2001, Randy Ritchie joined the firm as his first associate. In June of 2002, the two formed Johnstone & Ritchie Professional Search Inc.
Trevor is a second-generation Calgarian. He and his wife Darcy have four children. He has coached a variety of sports teams in baseball, basketball, hockey and football and was on the board of the Ridgewood/Southland Hockey Association for more than 10 years. He and his family also cook for Inn from the Cold at his church. He spends his free time enjoying the family’s more recent additions, Cassius, his daughter’s Holsteiner jumper, and riding Wizard and Sonny, their Tennessee Walker’s.
Randy is originally from Saskatoon and is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, where he obtained a B. Comm. and majored in Accounting and General Business.
After his role as Manager, Horse Racing at Marquis Downs Racetrack, Randy moved to Calgary in 1988 and began his career in executive search and career transition services. In 1996 he joined a small executive search firm and a year later was offered an expanded role with a major executive search firm, working exclusively with the firm’s managing partner.
After four years, Randy decided it was time to branch out on his own so he joined Trevor Johnstone and they formed Johnstone & Ritchie Professional Search Inc. in June 2002. Randy’s recruitment experience includes searches for middle management to CXX roles in the oil and gas industry and senior technical positions in engineering, geoscience, accounting and finance. He is the SME for the Oil & Gas Service Sector.
Outside of work, Randy was the Director, Fundraising for Jason Kenney’s PC Leadership Campaign, and oversaw fundraising for the Alberta Advantage Fund, the political action committee that supported Jason for leader of the UCP. Prior to this he spent 6 years as a board member of the Conservative Party of Canada for Calgary Midnapore, was a board member of the Clear Water Academy Property Foundation for 9 years, and was a board member for Westshire Capital Corporation, and was also a board member of Clear Water Academy for nine years and is an alumni member of the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede. He has two children with daughter MJ being a teacher and son Evan about to finish medicine. Randy’s also a hockey fanatic and loves a game of golf, especially at the Wilderness Club in Montana.