About Us 2018-10-24T23:52:45+00:00

About Searchwest

For over 25 years SearchWest has been focused on providing specialized industry leading professional recruitment services for select clients and candidates North American wide. The values and principles that the SearchWest foundation was built on remain strong as the marketplace continues to change and evolve with technology, access to information and our clients expanding requirements to compete in the Global economy. Our firm has continued to expand our service offering based on our clients’ needs for a more specialized partner approach to talent acquisition and management.

Our point of difference is clear. We are experts at determining and understanding the right Fit. As the search and placement industry continued to evolve and become more global in nature the need to have a hands on understanding of the clients true requirements became even more critical. SearchWest has responded to these changing needs by investing in Divisional Leaders who manage a dedicated team of Search Consultants and Research Assistants who work with them on selected assignments to ensure fit and positive team building results. SearchWest is widely recognized as having the highest placement ratio in the Search business and known for placing candidates who are the right fit who stay where placed long past industry average.

These values and principles remain just as true today as they did 20 years ago. Bringing people and opportunities together for the right reasons at the right time.

Meet Our Team

Jeff AbramDivisional Leader
Jeff-pictureAs the President of SearchWest, Jeff is a true entrepreneur who continually seeks new opportunities for growth in this exciting and ever-changing industry. Extensive sales and management experiences as National Sales Director in the competitive food and beverage market have positioned Jeff to become an expert in the consumer and packaged goods industry. His recruiting and industry expertise is relied upon by many Fortune 500 companies to consult on hiring and talent retention programs along with evaluating internal applicants for succession planning and organizational growth. Jeff is a sought after contributor in the Post-Secondary Education sector as a keynote speaker at BCIT, SFU, UBC and local colleges where he helps new graduates with career planning, interviewing techniques and marketing skills. His community involvement spans from having served as Secretary at the Vancouver Kiwanis Club to volunteering with Junior Achievements Stay in School program. As past President of his Amateur Baseball Association, and as Head Coach of youth Baseball and Hockey programs, Jeff believes that a positive approach and winning mentality applied to the Search profession will deliver better results and relationships that will stand the test of time. His enthusiasm and indefatigable belief in his profession are contagious.

Consumer Markets, Alcohol Beverage, Life Sciences, Telecommunications, Sports & Entertainment, Transportation, Industrial, Health and Beauty, Hospitality, Food Service, Logistics, Non Profit


Lisa McNabbDivisional Leader
Lisa-pictureLisa, a well-known, respected member of Vancouver’s corporate community. She comes with 25 years of sales and marketing and business development experience in areas such as; sports and entertainment, hospitality, tourism, destination travel, food and beverage and web based marketing. As a valuable member of senior management teams at leading organizations such as The Vancouver Canucks, Intrawest and Expedia, Lisa has the insight and experience to develop winning teams. Lisa has very strong intuition and the innate ability to communicate, relate to and fully understand our clients and candidates; needs, wants, goals and fears.

Lisa will work hard in her consultative approach to ensure the success of your companies hiring needs, ensuring an overall great fit and return on your wisest investment; your team.

Hospitality & Tourism, Healthcare & Medical, Ad Agency & Communications, Business & Professional Services