Dave Banns, Engineering and Operations Recruiter

Dave Banns, MBA, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Engineering and Operations, Vancouver

  • As Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Dave cultivates and maintains strong relationships with our partners
  • With over a decade of global experience, Dave applies his recruiting expertise to deliver top-tier candidates with unique skill sets to his clients
  • Dave acts as a trusted consultant to both clients and candidates to shape their futures

Phone: 604.682.9999 ext. 329
Email: dbanns@theheadhunters.ca

As Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Dave is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with our partners. Drawing on over a decade of global recruitment and business development experience, his market knowledge is an invaluable resource to organizations of all sizes. Dave has ambitious goals to work collaboratively with current and new clients to develop cutting-edge, proactive workforce solutions. He has a proven record of exceeding clients’ expectations and cultivating sustainable and mutually-beneficial partnerships.

Dave is also a specialized and consultative recruiter with a focus in Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction and Operations positions. He has a reputation among his clients for implementing unique search strategies to attract top talent and build cohesive teams. Dave has a realistic understanding of how his clients’ businesses function in today’s world and what they will need to thrive in the future. Moreover, he has a deep network, refined ability to spot technical talent and match it with the most suitable company culture.

A former teacher, Dave knows how best to coach and guide individuals he works with. He takes the time to fully understand their goals, encouraging them to develop and follow a career path that is unique to their skills, talents and aspirations. Working with them as their consultant, he opens doors, acting as a conduit between great candidates and high-calibre career opportunities.

Dave holds an MBA in Global Management and a BBA in Marketing. He is an enthusiastic supporter of Big Brothers of Canada, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and is a Board member for The Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres. Away from the office, he is an avid traveler and sports enthusiast with a love of hockey, golf, cycling, baseball, basketball, tennis and skiing.

“Dave was excellent and constantly kept me in the loop. In addition I reached out to Dave several times for his council, insight and to strategize with respect to interviews etc. Also, what was really nice was that when I left him a message he always got back to me right away. What even made this more amazing was he and his wife just had a baby!!! He was great on many levels and I now understand fully why my boss reaches out to him.” – Happy Candidate

“Dave Banns always seems to unearth tier-one engineering talent and presents these candidates in a timely manner. Most recently Dave completed some difficult searches for us, such as Senior Mechanical Engineer, Engineering and Maintenance Manager, and Maintenance Superintendent. I believe he is one of the top five engineering and technical recruiters in British Columbia and I know he is a ‘go-to’ person for many industrial organizations. It is rare to find an engineering recruiter who can understand the technical requirements of a role and integrate it with the cultural of the organization. Personally, I like the way Dave communicates, always acting in a professional, courteous, and knowledgeable way. The Headhunters are extremely effective at what they do and should be near the top of the list for companies when selecting vendors.” – General Manager

“Dave was very professional. The timing was exactly what we agreed and the feedback and understanding of our company’s needs was outstanding.” – Karina, HR Manager

“Good, solid service. Dave is a pro and works his requirements well which is not easy when working across varying time zones and localities.” – Jeremy, Talent Aquisition Manager

“It is not often that an opportunity you get is greater the the job presented to you. Never in my career have I had a role that fit better or an organization whose values so closely reflect my own. I was able to hit the ground running and provided value (and learned from the job) within the first week.” – Matt, Director Client Services

“What I liked most about Dave was that he was always available to chat and always communicated extremely well with me. Very impressed with his style.” – Sharon, Central Station Manager

“Dave is my go-to Engineering and Operations Recruiter.”