About Us

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Pierre Julien - Director

Lincoln Strategic’s co-founder, Pierre is an experienced and astonishingly well-connected executive with an unparalleled pedigree in global mining/mineral processing. The current Executive Vice President of Origination at DRA Group Holdings, Pierre has previously held leadership postings with Norcast Castings, Outokumpu Technology North America and Outotec. A corporate-problem solver and big-picture thinker, Pierre provides strategic guidance and support to Lincoln Strategic.

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Russ Buckland - Director

Russ is a world-class executive search professional, brand-champion and thought leader who provides strategic guidance and support to Lincoln Strategic. A former Partner at Bedford Group as well as the founder of Bedford Resources, Russ has executed over 2,000 executive and C-suite search projects in the global natural resources and mining space over the past 30 years. Russ previously held HR executive postings at Falconbridge, Kidd Creek Mines and Currough Resources.

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Steven Bergounhon - Partner

Lincoln Strategic’s co-founder, Steve drives transformative results for all our clients, at all levels and across all lines of business by both leading challenging management and technical searches and by improving the delivery capacity of our entire project management team. Renowned for his dedication and energy, Steve has played a vital role in shaping Lincoln Strategic’s image and reputation within the mining industry. Timmins-based, Steve is the current Director at the Canadian Institute of Mining – Porcupine Branch.

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Dave Rempel - Partner

Dave knows clients because he was one for 15 years in leadership roles at SNC Lavalin, Hatch, and Wardrop/Tetra Tech where he helped manage the greatest growth phases in their histories. With a deep understanding of recruitment execution and the unique talent issues in today’s often volatile mining industry, Dave provides strategic insight on our entire portfolio of work as well as directly managing senior leadership, C-suite and board searches for key clients around the world.

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Erik Buckland - Senior Client Manager

Erik specialises in high-priority, high-impact and high-visibility roles in corporate and mine operations environments and is at his best in tough recruitment situations that require creativity and unique approaches to overcome difficult challenges. Through his 15+ years’ experience as a Lead Project Manager at Bedford Resources, Erik has developed a very broad network, a strong industry reputation as well the ability to inspire trust, enabling him to very quickly establish and build strong, sustaining relationships. He makes it his mission to understand what the right and natural fit will be for both our clients and candidates.

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Diane MacLeod - Project Manager

Diane has 30+ years of professional recruiting experience within the mining industry, working with such companies as Lac Minerals, Teck, Homestake and Barrick Gold.

As a professional recruiter Diane focuses on setting and delivering the highest levels of professional standards and client service all with the aim of delivering outstanding results for her clients.

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Melissa Munroe - Project Manager

Melissa Munroe is a Project Manager, Executive Search and Recruiter in mining that provides in depth, accurate, deadline oriented research results for Lincoln Strategic International. Her core competencies include fluency in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

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Mona Brown - Project Manager

Mona is an HR and recruiting professional with 20 years in the field. Her passion is in finding the right person for the right job, at the right time. Her client-first approach, limitless drive and energy and time-honed ability to deliver high caliber solutions has earned the trust of our clients.

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Sidney Vlieg - Project Manager

Sidney has spent the past two decades working for some of the largest EPCM and Mining companies in the world, as well as working for Canada's alrgest specialized recruitment firms. He brings over 15 years of experience in the mining and minerals, infrastructure, and environmental sectors. Sidney is based in BC and has a deep network in the West Coast market.

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Joseph Krengel - Manager, Business Intelligence

Our resident data, technology and intel specialist, Joseph has over a decade of experience developing, optimizing and leading recruitment programs for companies of all sizes, from small, specialized practices to large, global Fortune 500 companies. Joe ensures that our execution systems and methodologies are firing on all cylinders and that we’re able to better anticipate and respond to changing market trends, delivering the most effective, proactive and timely solutions as possible across our entire client portfolio.

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Crystal Samson - Recruitment Administrator

Crystal has spent the past decade helping to build some of Canada's leading Mining recruitment firms. Crystal provides detailed, accurate, and timely support with strategic sourcing, marketing, administration, and full cycle recruitment activities.

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David Lahey, Predictive Success
David is the founder of Predictive Success, the global leader in workforce analytics, assessments and training. By gathering and utilizing hard data, Predictive Success helps organizations to make more objective, rational and information-driven people decisions to build high-performing teams, manage risk, reduce cost, and increase revenues.
  • 20+ years senior leadership with Microsoft Canada.
  • MBA graduate from Queen’s University; Ted Rogers past lecturer.
  • Published Author, Wiley USA.
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Alex Montgomery, Alex Montgomery and Associates
Alex has been a brand champion for many global companies. He matches his creativity with business strategy to target a client’s goals. His agency offering and media resources are comprehensive. Activities include: Advertising, Brochures, Corporate Videos, Presentations, Social Media and Web.
  • 12 years’ experience on the client side in a leadership role and 10 years leading his agency.
  • Oakville-based, able to travel with a unique understanding of B2B marketing in the mining and manufacturing space.
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Lauri Asikainen, CTT Consulting
A strategy and leadership development coach, consultant and facilitator who helps companies build teams that are deeply connected with markets, company goals and each other. He works with his client to develop their “common picture”, securing deep engagement and motivation to make things happen.
  • 10 years management consulting experience; 20 years executive experience in the international mining and automotive industries.
  • Toronto-based, consulting practice benefits from two solid, time-tested platforms: The Deep Leadership and the K-Concept.
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InsidExploration

Retail investors don’t always have time to do due diligence, often spending hours sifting through Social media, news releases, investing forums, Sedar filings and the internet in search of information.

Insidexploration locates analytics and brings the story to the forefront of the investing world to help simplify the process. Studies show that investors are turning to interactive technologies for information gathering purposes, Insidexploration offers a more efficient way of obtaining due diligence. They offer an extended analytics on publicly listed companies in the junior mining sector so that you don’t have to spend hours researching. By using video footage, interviews, 3d models and articles, they aim to help make retail feel like a part of the story.

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