The ML6 Search + Talent Advisory Team

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Michael Lemmer

Michael founded ML6 Search + Talent Advisory in 2017 after a successful corporate career which saw him building and leading high-performance teams across a multitude of functions and industries. Throughout his experiences, one constant is his ability to identify and nurture key talent, taking teams and businesses to the next level. In his most recent role, he led the Human Resources function for a private equity-backed healthcare services provider, and helped grow them from 30 to over 200 locations across Canada. Michael has a B. Comm from the University of South Africa specialising in Management, and spent the early part of his career in sales and business development. While you may often hear him reminiscing about the weekends spent climbing, braaiing, and eating biltong in the mountains of South Africa, he has called Canada home since March 2008, and takes full advantage of all this beautiful country has to offer. His down time is spent training for his next marathon or enjoying a climb at the local climbing gym. Michael lives in Burlington with his wife, four active children, and Australian Shepherd, Kensi.

Meet Michael

Michael
Lemmer

President

Michael founded ML6 Search + Talent Advisory in 2017 after a successful corporate career which saw him building and leading high-performance teams across a multitude of functions and industries. Throughout his experiences, one constant is his ability to identify and nurture key talent, taking teams and businesses to the next level. In his most recent role, he led the Human Resources function for a private equity-backed healthcare services provider, and helped grow them from 30 to over 200 locations across Canada. Michael has a B. Comm from the University of South Africa specialising in Management, and spent the early part of his career in sales and business development. While you may often hear him reminiscing about the weekends spent climbing, braaiing, and eating biltong in the mountains of South Africa, he has called Canada home since March 2008, and takes full advantage of all this beautiful country has to offer. His down time is spent training for his next marathon or enjoying a climb at the local climbing gym. Michael lives in Burlington with his wife, four active children, and Australian Shepherd, Kensi.

Jeff Garvin

Jeff joined ML6 in January 2018, and brings with him a wealth of experience in Talent and HR leadership from large, multinational organizations, and high-growth, entrepreneurial, Canadian start-ups. He is passionate about analyzing challenges, and creating & implementing custom solutions to deliver upon organizational objectives. Jeff attended McMaster University in Hamilton where he achieved his honours BA in Labour Studies, while playing varsity rugby, winning 3 OUA championships. He then went on to complete his Post-grad in Human Resources Management at Humber College in Toronto. After starting his career in the GTA, Jeff spent two years in Alberta enjoying the steak, and the mountains. He now lives in Burlington with his wife, Erin, his son, Wyatt, and his dog, Scoots. When he’s not at the office, or on the pitch, you can find him whipping up a new recipe in the kitchen, reading his latest novel, or playing his favourite video game.

Meet Jeff

Jeff
Garvin

Managing Partner

Jeff joined ML6 in January 2018, and brings with him a wealth of experience in Talent and HR leadership from large, multinational organizations, and high-growth, entrepreneurial, Canadian start-ups. He is passionate about analyzing challenges, and creating & implementing custom solutions to deliver upon organizational objectives. Jeff attended McMaster University in Hamilton where he achieved his honours BA in Labour Studies, while playing varsity rugby, winning 3 OUA championships. He then went on to complete his Post-grad in Human Resources Management at Humber College in Toronto. After starting his career in the GTA, Jeff spent two years in Alberta enjoying the steak, and the mountains. He now lives in Burlington with his wife, Erin, his son, Wyatt, and his dog, Scoots. When he’s not at the office, or on the pitch, you can find him whipping up a new recipe in the kitchen, reading his latest novel, or playing his favourite video game.

Jill Cashman

Jill joined ML6 in August 2019 to lead the talent advisory practice. She has been guiding clients on branding, communications and marketing strategies for over 20 years with a relentless pursuit to uncover insights, connect the dots and solve client’s problems. She has seamlessly transferred her experience to support human resources leaders with their talent strategies and communications – keeping the employer brand, EVP and employee experience at the forefront. Passionate about inspiring others, she has led teams to bring visions to life with meaningful and relevant programs and campaigns while focusing on building relationships and business. An east coaster, Jill studied at Memorial University of Newfoundland and is a Communications and Advertising Accredited Professional (CAAP), a 2-year professional development program from the Institute of Communications Agencies. In her spare time, she enjoys interior design, working on DIY projects, exploring new recipes (with her husband and son as the taste testers), has a passion for east coast and Irish music, dabbles in photography, enjoys yoga and getting out in nature, along with her two dogs.

Meet Jill

Jill
Cashman

Managing Director – Talent Advisory

Jill joined ML6 in August 2019 to lead the talent advisory practice. She has been guiding clients on branding, communications and marketing strategies for over 20 years with a relentless pursuit to uncover insights, connect the dots and solve client’s problems. She has seamlessly transferred her experience to support human resources leaders with their talent strategies and communications – keeping the employer brand, EVP and employee experience at the forefront. Passionate about inspiring others, she has led teams to bring visions to life with meaningful and relevant programs and campaigns while focusing on building relationships and business. An east coaster, Jill studied at Memorial University of Newfoundland and is a Communications and Advertising Accredited Professional (CAAP), a 2-year professional development program from the Institute of Communications Agencies. In her spare time, she enjoys interior design, working on DIY projects, exploring new recipes (with her husband and son as the taste testers), has a passion for east coast and Irish music, dabbles in photography, enjoys yoga and getting out in nature, along with her two dogs.

Rebecca Zeleney

Rebecca joined ML6 in Sept 2017, bringing with her 4 years of agency recruitment experience, specializing in Finance, Human Resources, and Operations across a wide variety of industries. Rebecca attended McMaster University, achieving an Honour BA in History and Philosophy, while working part-time as a Pastry Chef in high-end restaurants in Hamilton and Burlington. While completing her degree, Rebecca did a year at the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands, taking every opportunity she could to travel across Western Europe. After her education, Rebecca found her first role in recruitment and hasn’t looked back. Today, Rebecca loves to grow a large and somewhat unruly vegetable garden in the summer months. She is an avid reader of history, collector of cookbooks and listener of podcasts. When she’s not working, Rebecca is spending time with her husband and their adorable toddler, Thomas.

Meet Rebecca

Rebecca
Zeleney

Manager

Rebecca joined ML6 in Sept 2017, bringing with her 4 years of agency recruitment experience, specializing in Finance, Human Resources, and Operations across a wide variety of industries. Rebecca attended McMaster University, achieving an Honour BA in History and Philosophy, while working part-time as a Pastry Chef in high-end restaurants in Hamilton and Burlington. While completing her degree, Rebecca did a year at the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands, taking every opportunity she could to travel across Western Europe. After her education, Rebecca found her first role in recruitment and hasn’t looked back. Today, Rebecca loves to grow a large and somewhat unruly vegetable garden in the summer months. She is an avid reader of history, collector of cookbooks and listener of podcasts. When she’s not working, Rebecca is spending time with her husband and their adorable toddler, Thomas.

Samantha Conacher

Sam joined ML6 in July 2018 as a Senior Associate, Search and has been focusing on Recruitment and Account Management since 2012, specializing in IT. She is an expert at partnering with medium to large-sized organizations, and supporting them with hiring top talent in a quick and efficient manner. Sam also has a passion for developing junior team members, and discovering new and innovative ways of approaching things. She attended McMaster University in Hamilton where she achieved her Honours BA in Sociology and Communications, while also being inducted into the Golden Key Honour's Society for maintaining an academic standing in the top 15th percentile. In her spare time, Sam enjoys spending time with her family, listening to country music, working on house renovation projects, watching movies, and keeping a healthy active lifestyle through kickboxing, playing soccer, volleyball and taking long walks with her dog – Bailey.

Meet Samantha

Samantha
Conacher

Senior Associate

Sam joined ML6 in July 2018 as a Senior Associate, Search and has been focusing on Recruitment and Account Management since 2012, specializing in IT. She is an expert at partnering with medium to large-sized organizations, and supporting them with hiring top talent in a quick and efficient manner. Sam also has a passion for developing junior team members, and discovering new and innovative ways of approaching things. She attended McMaster University in Hamilton where she achieved her Honours BA in Sociology and Communications, while also being inducted into the Golden Key Honour's Society for maintaining an academic standing in the top 15th percentile. In her spare time, Sam enjoys spending time with her family, listening to country music, working on house renovation projects, watching movies, and keeping a healthy active lifestyle through kickboxing, playing soccer, volleyball and taking long walks with her dog – Bailey.

Megan Langabeer

Megan joined ML6 in April 2019 as a Senior Associate, bringing with her more than 10 years of robust recruiting experience, with a strong focus on hiring for technical roles. Megan has worked in start-up to enterprise-sized companies, where she has built and scaled development and IT teams. She is passionate about coming up with creative, outside of the box solutions to talent-related problems and challenges. Megan is a consultative and strategic business partner, who can effectively work with clients to understand and support their hiring needs. Megan studied Human Resources Management at the University of Toronto. When not working, Megan enjoys volunteering with animal rescue organizations, enjoying time at her cottage with her family, and reading a good novel.

Meet Megan

Megan
Langabeer

Senior Associate

Megan joined ML6 in April 2019 as a Senior Associate, bringing with her more than 10 years of robust recruiting experience, with a strong focus on hiring for technical roles. Megan has worked in start-up to enterprise-sized companies, where she has built and scaled development and IT teams. She is passionate about coming up with creative, outside of the box solutions to talent-related problems and challenges. Megan is a consultative and strategic business partner, who can effectively work with clients to understand and support their hiring needs. Megan studied Human Resources Management at the University of Toronto. When not working, Megan enjoys volunteering with animal rescue organizations, enjoying time at her cottage with her family, and reading a good novel.

Jonathan Brathwaite

Jonathan joined ML6 in August 2019 as a Senior Associate bringing with him over 15 years of progressive experience in marketing, talent acquisition and development. He has a proven track record of delivering high-quality candidates to multi-national organizations across several industries. Jonathan attended Niagara College where he completed a general studies diploma focused around Science, business and HR. While at Niagara, he was a member of the Men's Varsity Volleyball team. A proud Hamiltonian, Jonathan lives there with his wife, Maggie, and their 3 daughters. He is a rabid sports fan who supports the Atlanta Falcons, Toronto Raptors, Blue Jays and Maple Leafs. After work, you may find Jonathan on the court playing volleyball, badminton and tennis, or on the diamond playing baseball. He loves to see growth in others and channels this by coaching a middle school volleyball team every fall.

Meet Jonathan

Jonathan
Brathwaite

Senior Associate

Jonathan joined ML6 in August 2019 as a Senior Associate bringing with him over 15 years of progressive experience in marketing, talent acquisition and development. He has a proven track record of delivering high-quality candidates to multi-national organizations across several industries. Jonathan attended Niagara College where he completed a general studies diploma focused around Science, business and HR. While at Niagara, he was a member of the Men's Varsity Volleyball team. A proud Hamiltonian, Jonathan lives there with his wife, Maggie, and their 3 daughters. He is a rabid sports fan who supports the Atlanta Falcons, Toronto Raptors, Blue Jays and Maple Leafs. After work, you may find Jonathan on the court playing volleyball, badminton and tennis, or on the diamond playing baseball. He loves to see growth in others and channels this by coaching a middle school volleyball team every fall.

Samantha Forani

Samantha joined ML6 in April 2018, bringing with her two plus years of recruitment experience in the administrative and industrial sectors. Samantha believes in building meaningful relationships with clients to better understand their needs and connect them to top talent, ensuring a successful and long-lasting relationship. Samantha graduated from McMaster University with an Honors BA in English and Cultural Studies. While at McMaster, Samantha dedicated much of her free time to actively supporting Relay for Life, holding various roles on the committee. She helped to raise over $200,000 over a three-year period for the Canadian Cancer Society.  After school, Samantha spent a summer in the United Kingdom working in the hospitality industry, travelling, meeting new people, writing, and exploring her English roots. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, reading, hiking, and exploring craft breweries with her boyfriend.

Meet Samantha

Samantha
Forani

Associate

Samantha joined ML6 in April 2018, bringing with her two plus years of recruitment experience in the administrative and industrial sectors. Samantha believes in building meaningful relationships with clients to better understand their needs and connect them to top talent, ensuring a successful and long-lasting relationship. Samantha graduated from McMaster University with an Honors BA in English and Cultural Studies. While at McMaster, Samantha dedicated much of her free time to actively supporting Relay for Life, holding various roles on the committee. She helped to raise over $200,000 over a three-year period for the Canadian Cancer Society.  After school, Samantha spent a summer in the United Kingdom working in the hospitality industry, travelling, meeting new people, writing, and exploring her English roots. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, reading, hiking, and exploring craft breweries with her boyfriend.

Brandon Murray

Brandon joined ML6 in August 2018 as an Associate, Search. Brandon holds a Masters Degree in Sociology from Queen’s University where he specialized in surveillance studies, working with some of the most well known researchers in the field. During his time at Queen’s, Brandon was heavily involved in supporting student academic success initiatives through mentoring undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. While in university he also found CrossFit training as a great way to push his body to the limits and maintain a healthy active lifestyle. More recently, Brandon completed his Post-Graduate studies at Humber College in Human Resources Management where he discovered his passion for HR and Recruitment. In his spare time Brandon enjoys learning about investing, playing competitive video games and watching horror movies with his girlfriend.

Meet Brandon

Brandon
Murray

Associate

Brandon joined ML6 in August 2018 as an Associate, Search. Brandon holds a Masters Degree in Sociology from Queen’s University where he specialized in surveillance studies, working with some of the most well known researchers in the field. During his time at Queen’s, Brandon was heavily involved in supporting student academic success initiatives through mentoring undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. While in university he also found CrossFit training as a great way to push his body to the limits and maintain a healthy active lifestyle. More recently, Brandon completed his Post-Graduate studies at Humber College in Human Resources Management where he discovered his passion for HR and Recruitment. In his spare time Brandon enjoys learning about investing, playing competitive video games and watching horror movies with his girlfriend.

Lauren Wildfang

Lauren joined ML6 in February 2019 as an Associate, Search. Lauren graduated from Colgate University in Central New York where she majored in Educational Studies and played Division I hockey. Lauren wasn’t quite ready to retire from the game after graduating and decided to sign a professional contract in Northern Sweden. Hockey has given Lauren the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and North America. She has been exposed to many different cultures and foods which drives her love for exploring the world. Lauren has a passion for hearing people’s stories, learning more about what their future ambitions are and helping people achieve their goals. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys giving back to the hockey community, being active with her Golden Retriever, Addy and is always seeking a new adventure.

Meet Lauren

Lauren
Wildfang

Associate

Lauren joined ML6 in February 2019 as an Associate, Search. Lauren graduated from Colgate University in Central New York where she majored in Educational Studies and played Division I hockey. Lauren wasn’t quite ready to retire from the game after graduating and decided to sign a professional contract in Northern Sweden. Hockey has given Lauren the opportunity to travel throughout Europe and North America. She has been exposed to many different cultures and foods which drives her love for exploring the world. Lauren has a passion for hearing people’s stories, learning more about what their future ambitions are and helping people achieve their goals. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys giving back to the hockey community, being active with her Golden Retriever, Addy and is always seeking a new adventure.

Dave Phillips

Dave joined ML6 in April 2019 as a member of the partnership development team. He has worked in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries for over 12 years and brings a wealth of business development and relationship management experience to the team. He is passionate about engaging with clients, problem-solving, and optimizing customer engagement. Dave attended the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa where he achieved his BSc, majoring in Microbiology. He recently immigrated to Canada with his wife Vanessa and they’re loving the adventure of exploring their new home country. They both live for travel and snowboarding and have enjoyed many ski trips around the world together. When he’s not on the ski slopes Dave enjoys running, the outdoors, reading epic fantasy novels, and watching movies.

Meet Dave

Dave
Phillips

Associate

Dave joined ML6 in April 2019 as a member of the partnership development team. He has worked in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries for over 12 years and brings a wealth of business development and relationship management experience to the team. He is passionate about engaging with clients, problem-solving, and optimizing customer engagement. Dave attended the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa where he achieved his BSc, majoring in Microbiology. He recently immigrated to Canada with his wife Vanessa and they’re loving the adventure of exploring their new home country. They both live for travel and snowboarding and have enjoyed many ski trips around the world together. When he’s not on the ski slopes Dave enjoys running, the outdoors, reading epic fantasy novels, and watching movies.