The Marler & Associates Team

marlerbwKevin Marler – Partner

Marler & Associates Inc. was founded by Kevin Marler, a dedicated professional who possesses over 15 years of experience in the technical search industry. Described by his clients and friends as a passionate individual with integrity, he has a strong customer focus and is results orientated. Kevin demonstrates true entrepreneurial qualities, including flexibility, attention to detail and innovative thinking which are reflected not only within the services of Marler & Associates, but in everything that he touches.

Having begun his search career at a grass roots level, Kevin progressed quickly and spent several years as a senior recruiter working in the software tools industry with such companies as Nortel, ObjecTime & Rational Software (IBM). Responsible for leading the search group, developing strategy, execution and client management, Kevin gained expertise servicing a diverse group of clients in multiple industries. He has setup numerous Co-op programs reaching back to his alma mater, University of Waterloo, saving his clients valued time and effort. Today Kevin continues to grow Marler & Associates to be a strong player in the recruiting industry.

Additionally, Kevin participates in several community groups, such as “Leaders at Heart” University of Ottawa Heart Institute, “Ski for Kids” CHEO. He sponsors two National Alpine team Athletes and is a volunteer Coach Coordinator with the Mont Ste. Marie Alpine Ski club near Ottawa.

kimKim McDiarmid – Recruiter

As the former owner and CEO of Barrett Palmer Models International Kim recruited and developed some of Canada’s top names in the fashion and television industries.

Kim has worked with agents in over 30 countries, placing models and growing successful careers at an international level.  She has a keen instinct for talent and is dedicated to helping candidates reach their goals.  Her networking success is based on the understanding that a clients needs are unique and finding the right individual is essential.

Kim is highly disciplined and known for her attention to detail, straight forward nature and commitment to professionalism.

Outside of the office Kim is a competitive equestrian and reached the national level by competing and placing at the Royal Winter Fair 2013.


 Michael Smith  Michael Smith- Recruiter

Michael has 20 years experience in marketing, management, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and consulting nationally and internationally. Leading large cross-functional international teams, Michael has first hand knowledge of the key indicators and aspects that contribute to high performing teams and talent development.  He has a reputation for identifying innovative and disruptive growth opportunities and making them happen.   Michael has a bachelor of commerce in International Business and a certificate in Advanced Management.