HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - July 4, 2013) - Optimum Talent Atlantic, a leading provider of human resources consulting services, and Venor Search Group, one of the region's fastest growing executive and professional recruiting firms announced today that they have formed a strategic alliance to provide integrated talent development services to clients in Atlantic Canada.

"Optimum Talent is extremely pleased to have joined forces with a firm like Venor which shares our values and a passion for helping clients manage their most precious resource - their people," said Michael Roberts, President of Optimum Talent Atlantic. "Together, we will offer a full spectrum of human resource solutions for the Atlantic Canada market."

Venor Search Group is a partnership of industry veterans Craig Coady, Ian Sullivan and Jeff Somerville which recently welcomed the clients of Wilson Executive Search to their practice.

"Venor has built trusted relationships with clients who are increasingly looking for our assistance beyond professional search services," said partner, Ian Sullivan. "It is a natural evolution to be able to offer our clients a wide range of integrated services that includes career transition, executive coaching, assessment and other HR services."

"While Optimum Talent has a long and successful history in Ontario and Quebec, our recent investment in Atlantic Canada combined with this new relationship with Venor, are important steps toward our vision to be the recognized leader in high quality integrated talent development solutions serving clients from coast-to-coast," said Ronald Dahms, President of Optimum Talent.

Optimum Talent Atlantic was formed this year when Michael Roberts joined the practice of Sue Rosson and Karen Gordon which previously operated under the brands KWA Partners and Rosson & Gordon providing fully integrated talent development solutions including Executive and Professional Search, Coaching Services, HR and Organizational Solutions, Career Transition and Assessment. Across Canada, Optimum Talent is comprised of over 100 Professionals in 12 locations.

Optimum Talent and Venor will continue to operate under their own brands and plan to co-locate their respective offices before the end of the year.

About Optimum Talent (www.optimumtalent.com)

Optimum Talent is a leading provider of human resources consulting services with expertise in Career Management, Career Transition, Executive Coaching, Executive Search and Assessment. The firm's common objective is to provide clients with the highest level of integrated talent development solutions.

About Venor Search Group (www.venor.ca)

Venor Search Group is a premier recruiter in the Atlantic Region offering professional and executive search services with a level of expertise that is second to none. The quality of its client relationships along with a vast network, allows Venor to consistently deliver the right talent solutions.

Contact Information:

Mike Roberts
President, Optimum Talent Atlantic

Ian Sullivan
Partner, Venor Search Group