Greater Toronto Area

Johann Singh

Johann is the Division Director of our Accounting & Finance division in Ontario. He brings over 20 years of executive recruitment experience within the GTA, with a focus on
Accounting & Finance and a specialization in executive roles. He feels privileged to have directly contributed to the success stories of numerous professionals in the GTA, witnessing their growth into exceptional Executives and Business Leaders.

As a Recruiter who values transparency and genuine partnerships, he is dedicated to understanding candidates career goals, personal ambitions, and professional achievements, and is committed to making them the best version of themself throughout the interview process.

Johann is a sports enthusiast who thoroughly enjoys cheering on his son’s AAA baseball team all across Ontario. When he’s not working he can be found with his family jet setting around the world, often found soaking up sunrays on beaches throughout the Caribbean.

Cynthia Akinsola

Cynthia serves as the Recruitment Coordinator and Payroll Administrator at the STRIVE Recruitment Ontario office. Her role involves managing the recruitment processes and ensuring smooth payroll administration.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and a Postgraduate diploma in Human Resources, which provides her with a solid foundation for work in HR and recruitment.

Outside of work, she enjoys watching Korean movies and listening to music, as well as exploring new places and spending quality time with her family.

Veronica Gardiner

Veronica is our Account Manager within the Ontario Manufacturing & Operations division for STRIVE Recruitment. She brings over eight years of experience in the Industrial & Manufacturing and Professional Admin industries Veronica joined STRIVE Recruitment to continue her career path within the recruitment industry and build genuine relationships with clients and candidates alike.

She prides herself on building and nurturing professional relationships and has come to STRIVE to make a difference. With her many years of experience working in a fast-paced environment and extensive recruitment knowledge, she will be able to help clients and candidates find the perfect fit. In Veronica’s spare time, she can be found surrounded by her family, playing volleyball or reading. She is also an absolute foodie who loves to be in the kitchen trying out new recipes.

Oksana Chanas

Oksana is a Practice Lead at the Ontario office, where she manages the Operations team and provides recruitment solutions for both temporary and permanent roles for various manufacturing and logistics companies. After completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Brock University and a postgraduate diploma in human resource management, she took to the recruitment industry, where she’s gained over 5 years of experience specializing in industrial recruitment all over Southwestern Ontario.

She is an avid traveller, who loves to explore new places and cultures. When she’s not jet-setting around the world, she can be found playing beach volleyball, snowboarding, and spending time with my friends and family.

Kim Tocher

Kim Tocher is the Managing Partner of STRIVE Recruitment and has over 17 years of experience in the staffing industry. Kim has worked her way up from a Staffing Consultant/Recruiter to a Vice President of one of the largest staffing firms in the world. She has provided staffing solutions to companies across Ontario, specifically in the manufacturing and logistics world. She has had 5 branches report to her in the Southwestern Ontario market, including a special projects team. Kim is an expert in customizing recruitment solutions to meet the needs of her customers, with experience in RPO, MSP, SME and large accounts.

She is known for being a people-oriented leader who builds trust with her teams. Giving back to the community is important to Kim. She has been volunteering with the Breakfast Club of Canada for over 10 years.

Outside of the office, you can find Kim at the arena or ball field. She plays co-ed hockey with her husband every Saturday in a beer league. Plus both her kids Liam and Hannah play hockey in the Hamilton area. In the summer she is busy watching her kids play rep baseball and flag football; and enjoying the weekends at her trailer.