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, and his dog, Scoots. He loves everything about sports, and does his best to remain active by playing men’s league rugby. 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

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, and his dog, Scoots. He loves everything about sports, and does his best to remain active by playing men’s league rugby. 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.

Mary Huang

Mary joined ML6 in August 2017 as a member of the Search team. Mary graduated with honours from McMaster University with a Bachelor's of Commerce with a focus in Marketing & Finance and went on to work at one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America. Having worked with some of the largest retailers in the world she brings with her experience in managing enterprise level client relationships and complex project management skills across various retail industries. In her spare time, she's an elite level volleyball player competing in tournaments in Canada and the US and is always itching to hop on a plane to travel to a new country to explore the food and traditions. A self described foodie, Mary can always recommend the best restaurant for almost every cuisine in the city.

Meet Mary

Mary Huang

Senior Associate

Mary joined ML6 in August 2017 as a member of the Search team. Mary graduated with honours from McMaster University with a Bachelor's of Commerce with a focus in Marketing & Finance and went on to work at one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America. Having worked with some of the largest retailers in the world she brings with her experience in managing enterprise level client relationships and complex project management skills across various retail industries. In her spare time, she's an elite level volleyball player competing in tournaments in Canada and the US and is always itching to hop on a plane to travel to a new country to explore the food and traditions. A self described foodie, Mary can always recommend the best restaurant for almost every cuisine in the city.

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

Senior Associate

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 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.

Sam Reid

Sam joined ML6 in June 2018, bringing with him 6 years of corporate and agency recruitment experience specializing in Healthcare, Property & Construction, Human Resources, and Sales. Sam holds a degree in Medicine accredited from U of T, a HR certificate from George Brown College, and he is working toward his CHRP.  Sam knows that people hire people, not resumes and that companies aren’t just looking for a set of qualifications that match a job description. To ensure a great match, he spends significant time with both clients and candidates to find out what their true motivators are.  Sam thrives on challenge - If you’re having difficulty finding the ideal person to fill that critical vacancy on your team, he will stop at nothing to bring you the perfect fit.  When Sam isn’t customizing talent solutions for his partners, he enjoys boxing, meeting new people, reading, and volunteering.

Meet Sam

Sam Reid

Senior Associate

Sam joined ML6 in June 2018, bringing with him 6 years of corporate and agency recruitment experience specializing in Healthcare, Property & Construction, Human Resources, and Sales. Sam holds a degree in Medicine accredited from U of T, a HR certificate from George Brown College, and he is working toward his CHRP.  Sam knows that people hire people, not resumes and that companies aren’t just looking for a set of qualifications that match a job description. To ensure a great match, he spends significant time with both clients and candidates to find out what their true motivators are.  Sam thrives on challenge - If you’re having difficulty finding the ideal person to fill that critical vacancy on your team, he will stop at nothing to bring you the perfect fit.  When Sam isn’t customizing talent solutions for his partners, he enjoys boxing, meeting new people, reading, and volunteering.