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Doug Ross

Doug is the co-founder and Operating Partner of Blue Shock Executive Search directing professional management searches for the last 15 years. His focus is restaurants, hospitality, food service sales and leadership as well as executive search in Canada.

Doug has successfully executed management level searches in operations such as General Managers, Chefs, Regional and Multi-Unit Leaders, Directors and VP level executives. He has also been instrumental with sales as well as sales leadership. His company offers a unique and dynamic approach delivering results and building relationships. Doug is confident in his ability to recruit across Canada in intensely competitive markets attracting candidates through aggressive external strategies.

Before Doug established Blue Shock in 2003 he had a long and prosperous career in restaurants, leading a business for one of the most successful national restaurant companies in Canada. He also experienced multi-unit management, leading training for new restaurant openings, and worked as an operations trainer in the U.S, impacting and influencing revenues, profit and people. 

Doug is an avid sports fan and passionate dad. His passions include skiing, golf and recreational hockey, cooking, wine and spending time with his wife and two daughters Emma and Sophie.


Trevor Wowniar

Trevor is a Co-Founder and Partner of Blue Shock and focused on the firm’s Western Canadian Market.

Before starting Blue Shock, Trevor enjoyed a 14-year hospitality career gaining insight into a verity of independent and chain restaurant concepts, hotels & resorts and golf clubs. About half of his restaurant career was spent in the leadership ranks with Earls Restaurants. After leaving the restaurant industry Trevor spent 4 years with Manpower, one of the world’s largest temporary and direct hire staffing firms.  His time with Manpower was focused on Business development for the first 3 years; he then moved into the Branch Manager position and oversaw the Temporary staffing division for the Calgary operation.

For the past 15 years with Blue Shock Trevor has been focused on assisting the firm’s clients achieve their recruitment and growth strategies. He has conducted numerous senior and mid-level management searches for various restaurants, hotels, golf clubs, casinos and consumer services. He is also involved in or manages each search for senior level Directors, Vice Presidents and Presidents for some of Canada’s largest and most recognized restaurant and food service companies.

Trevor is a volunteer with the Mavericks Hockey Association as an Assistant Coach for 2 minor hockey teams. He enjoys golf, hockey, cooking and travel. You can also find him keeping up with the local food trends, enjoying a good bottle of wine and cooking and entertaining for friends and family. But most of his free time is spent with his daughter Kira, son Tyler and wife Leona.


Angela Archer

Angela’s passion for recruiting comes from a career cultivated in the Hospitality Industry. Whether it was sourcing talent for special events or staffing new locations for food service providers, Angela has a keen sense for searching out skills and abilities that align with the needs of her clients. Having previously recruited for Management and Culinary she is aware of the requirements in an ever changing business climate.

Angela has owned and managed several different businesses within  the hospitality Industry and brings a unique and creative perspective to recruiting. Quite simply, she knows what it takes to find that right employee in any situation.

Angela’s background includes, full service, QSR, event staffing, franchise development, managed food services and is currently making a foray in the professional social media arena.

Her experience makes her an asset to Blue Shock in the continued development and recruitment of key staff for our clients.

When she is not working hard finding the perfect candidate for you, you will find her curled up with a book and cuddling with her two chihuahuas, or off soaking up the sun on an exotic island.


Tom Sieluzycki

A ten-year industry veteran, operating best in class restaurants and resto lounges for some of Toronto’s busiest hot spots. Upon graduating with a Bachelor in Business – Hospitality Operations, he embarked on a career of learning everything he could about restaurant operations. Tom has successfully recruited top tier talent, including General Managers, Chefs, Beverage Managers, and understands what it takes to source great people.

Having managed and built key teams in a variety of venues, Tom has a unique understanding of today’s hospitality business climate, and what our clients and candidates are looking for. Positioning others for success has always been a key element of Tom’s approach for delivering exceptional results, and joining Blue Shock has allowed him to do just that.

Tom is an avid traveler, and a fan of the outdoors. When he is not working, you can find him backpacking around the world, or hiking Ontario’s great outdoors. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially over dinner.


Brian Hann

Since graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1995 with a bachelors degree in business and majoring in marketing, Brian has had a successful career leading and building teams in both the U.S. and Canada. Brian started his career with Outback Steakhouse in Pittsburgh and became an international Trainer and Manager. In 1997, he helped launch the brand in Canada. Brian then transitioned into the Canadian brands leading the success of restaurants with Jack Astors and Milestones as the General Manager. During a 10-year career at CARA, Brian quickly grew from a General Manager of Milestones to a Regional Manager of both Montana’s and Milestones where he had the opportunity to work with and help build the businesses of both corporate and franchise locations from Ontario to the East Coast. Brian then moved on to Lone Star Texas Grill as the Director of Operations where he helped redefine their Culture and direction and build strong teams that were poised for growth in Ontario. Brian then decided to transition into his own business where he launched Fresh Local Kitchen in Ancaster, Ontario.

Brian has had a passion for food, culture, and people throughout his 25+ year career and continues to be a mentor for many. He understands how important Culture is to any business and has the ability to match the right person with the right Culture. Brian has not only worked every position and role from dishwasher to director of operations, but he has successfully trained and hired leaders for each of those roles and has a keen understanding of what traits are needed to be successful in each role.

When he’s not working, you will find Brian spending time with his wife Krista, watching his daughter Alessandra play soccer, or coaching his son Gavin’s basketball team. If not there, you know he is going to be in the kitchen expanding his culinary knowledge or in the back yard firing up the smoker with his friends.

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“They don’t try to fill a role just for compensation, they dig deep to find the position that fits all of your professional and personal skills and interests. I would very highly recommend the team at Blue Shock. Frankly there’s no other recruiter I would consider using.”

“For me Blue Shock has become more than just another recruiter. I feel like they are more of a professional partnership. Blue Shocks service does not end when you get placed, there is genuine follow up and questions to make sure you are happy with your position.”

“Their network enables them to zero in on the ideal candidates without wasting a
great deal of time and unnecessary guessing.”

“I choose to work with Blue Shock because they are the Best Hospitality Recruiter around by far!  The Team has worked in the field.  They have many connections and they know True Talent.”

“I have used Blue Shock on three assignments and each time they hit the target.  The candidates were awesome and hit the ground running on their start date.”

“For me Blue Shock has become more than just another recruiter. I feel like they are more of a professional partnership. Blue Shocks service does not end when you get placed, there is genuine follow up and questions to make sure you are happy with your position.”

“Their in-depth profile of each candidate convinced me that these gentlemen are very, very serious about what they are doing and went over and above to differentiate themselves in their market segment.”

“Blue shock is by far the most aggressive agency I've ever worked with. I was in constant communication throughout my time with them.”

“After my initial interview with Blue shock, I had my pick of employers that needed help right away.”

“Blue Shock excels at creating a positive relationship with their customers far more than other recruitment companies.”

“With other companies, the focus was on credentials, qualifications and workplace information. Blue Shock makes a genuine effort to understand your individual needs based on work & personal life balance, and then strives to place you in positions that cater to your requirements.”

“The difference is Blue Shock focuses on quality, not quantity of placements.”

“The process has always been professional, and has always provided me with opportunity to provide my own feedback or questions prior to meeting with any potential employers.”

“Blue Shock has always made an effort to keep in contact with me even though I had been placed in my position over 2 years ago.”

“I believe that an established professional relationship with both their customers as well as potential placement candidates is a paramount focus.”

“I would recommend Blue Shock to anyone who is looking to have their expectations exceeded in looking for a potentially new career.”

“I sincerely feel that they genuinely care about my personal needs, wants, and balance requirements.”

“The process has always been professional, and has always provided me with opportunity to provide my own feedback or questions prior to meeting with any potential employers.”