Alex Kahng - Founder & Managing Partner
Alex Kahng, BMATH has spent the last 25 years in the search industry working for Robert Half and Everest Management Inc. in Toronto and the last 10 years building up Olidan Search Partners Inc. in Vancouver. He approaches every search assignment with the highest level of professionalism and integrity and has built up a client base which includes some of Canada's premier companies, as well as industry leaders based in Vancouver and Western Canada. Alex's approach to search is both creative and innovative and he will actively and aggressively recruit top talent at his client's request.
His philosophy is that if companies are looking for the best talent possible, these individuals need to be actively recruited and pursued. The best candidate is not always the best available candidate but an individual who may not be looking at all and our value to our clients is measured in the ability to seek and attract those candidates to the companies that we represent, states Alex.
Alex will continuously work with candidates, even in situations where there is not a job currently available to them. He treats every candidate with respect and integrity whether they are hirable or not, by his clients. Alex is a University of Waterloo grad, where he played varsity soccer while pursuing a degree in Mathematics. He has a passion for most sports and has coached many youth sports teams. He is also an avid runner and has completed many marathons over the last 9 or 10 years and currently is a marathon group leader in a running clinic.
Richard Tong - Placement Manager
Richard Tong acquired his Certified General Accountant designation in 1998 and is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Economics. He joined Olidan Search Partners Inc. after spending almost 7 years with TELUS. While at TELUS, Richard was primarily focused on Business Strategy and Planning, supporting Internet, Multimedia, and IPTV, within the teams of Consumer Marketing, Venture Capital, and Finance. Prior to his tenure at TELUS, he was with several smaller companies in industries such as technology, entertainment, retail, mining, and manufacturing. Richard believes that the single most important value that he can bring to Clients and Candidates alike, is that I have been there and experienced it. Because of his extensive background of employment at large and small companies, he can understand the importance of matching the right candidate for the right company, not only in terms of skill sets, but in terms of culture and environment.
Richard was born and raised in Vancouver, and is married with two young children; a son and a daughter. He plays ice hockey once a week, and has been actively involved with numerous other sporting activities in the past, including baseball, basketball, volleyball, and golf.
Henry Kahng - Placement Manager
Henry Kahng started his career in the advertising industry working for some of the premier advertising companies in Toronto. He has over five years of search industry experience and has also worked as a career job placement counselor for a college based in Vancouver, BC. Henry graduated from Carleton University with a BA in Political Science and spent several years on the Carleton Ravens varsity soccer team. In his spare time, Henry enjoys participation in most sports clubs in the city.
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