Chantal Brine is a builder- of people and businesses. Her interest in the psychology behind human interaction brought her to Saint Mary’s University from Bermuda, where she focused on Psychology, Business, and Human Resources. Following university, she made Nova Scotia her home and began supporting leaders in the private and public sector as a Consultant. This work led to her role with North American technology company, Unique Solutions Design Ltd., where she led the development and execution of their human capital strategy for four years as the company tripled in size. After reconnecting with her own passion of helping others find careers that they love, she partnered with Ian, Craig, and Wayne to start En Point where she focuses on helping young adults do just that.
Chantal is a believer in experiential learning, a proponent for mentorship, and an active advocate for women. As a TedX and sought-after speaker, she often talks about the importance of living an authentic life and on the impact of mentorship in advancing in one’s career. Chantal Chairs the Atlantic Regional Advisory Board for the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers and the Mentorship Committee for Women in Communications and Technology, serves on the Halifax Chamber of Commerce WorkForce Taskforce, and sits on the Program Advisory Council for Techsploration.
Wayne Crawley is a business builder involved with several private companies including Venor, Sports Entertainment Atlantic, Epix Engineering, Moore Executive Suites and others. During his 20 year career with Emera Inc. he successfully completed business development of over $1 billion in enterprise value. He has over 25 years of international experience in business development, strategy, operations, corporate effectiveness, audit and finance.
Wayne has been active throughout his career serving the community and currently serves on the Board of the Halifax Convention Centre, Habitat for Humanity NS, Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia and is an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Canadian Military. He is also a member of the executive for Young Presidents Organization (YPO Gold Atlantic Chapter). Wayne was recognized as Top 40 Under 40 in Canada in 2001.
Ian has spent his career building long standing relationships and a reputation throughout Atlantic Canada’s business community for being a person of trust and respect. He is highly regarded as an entrepreneur committed to delivering value and results for his clients. Raised in Antigonish, Ian is a proud alumnus of Saint Francis Xavier University where he graduated with a business degree in Finance. Prior to starting Venor with partner, Craig Coady, Ian started his career with TD Bank progressing to senior positions within Atlantic Canada. His career moved to Maritime Life where he spent three years in sales and business development. Following Maritime Life, Ian worked for seven years as a Principal with a national human resource consulting firm before becoming a Partner with the region’s largest recruitment organization where he led the contingency recruitment practice.
Passionate about sport and kids in sport, Ian is active in coaching and has served on the Executive of Dartmouth Minor Hockey and on the Board of Palooka’s Gym in Halifax. Ian has been active with STFX University events including chair of the alumni golf tournament and on the committee for the annual Father Kehoe dinner. He also sits on the board of the Grafton Connor Group
A native of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Craig graduated Memorial University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Human Resources in 1998 and immediately moved to Toronto where he joined a national staffing agency. After returning home to develop relationships with technology employers in St. John’s, Craig moved to Halifax in 2001 to cement himself in the local market. After joining a national search firm in 2003 and helping to build their Halifax office, Craig was asked to transfer to Calgary where the booming Oil & Gas market was a great place for his dynamic style. Finally in 2008, he moved to Ottawa to be with his now-wife, and spent a year promoting IT consultants to the federal government.
In late 2009, Craig and his wife moved back to Halifax where Craig joined the region’s top executive search firm and helped to grow their contingency recruitment practice. Here Craig met Ian Sullivan and found that they shared many of the same philosophies around recruitment, business and people as well as an entrepreneurial spirit to start a new kind of talent firm. In the community, Craig is a Director on the Board of Metro Works, a skills development agency that has helped thousands of people overcome obstacles to employment.