Dave Banns, MBA, Vice President – BC

Engineering and Operations, Vancouver

  • With over 10 years of global experience, Dave applies his recruiting expertise to deliver top-tier candidates with unique skill sets skills to his clients
  • Dave acts as a trusted consultant to both clients and candidates to shape their futures
  • Well versed in positions requiring a relocation and difficult technical searches

Email: dbanns@theheadhunters.ca

Phone: 604.682.9999 ext. 329

As Vice President of the BC division, Dave leads our Vancouver-based team and specializes in the recruitment of Engineering and Operations professionals. 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 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 candidates. He takes the time to fully understand their goals, encouraging them to develop and follow a career path that is unique to their skills and talents. 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 bachelor’s degree in marketing. He is an enthusiastic supporter of Big Brothers of Canada, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and has participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. A new father, he stays in shape by playing hockey, softball, golf, tennis, and basketball.

“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