Consultant Bios

Ives & Associates, Inc. is celebrating its 30th year in the executive search industry. Our consultants have combined experience of over 90 years. We have completed staffing assignments for Fortune 500 companies as well as small- to medium-sized businesses.

The staff at Ives & Associates, Inc. is here to support its clients in any way possible to make the recruitment process seamless. We truly believe in our motto:

“Your Partners in Executive Selection”

Phyllis Ives

614-839-0202 ext. 226

  • CEO Ives & Associates, inc. with 30+ years of experience
  • Discipline specialization in the areas of Human Resources & Marketing
  • Industry specialization in the CPG, Pharmaceutical, Financial Services and Retail segments.
  • Undergraduate degree from New York University.
  • Served on multiple boards including Wexner Heritage House and Jewish Family Services.
  • Wife, mother & grandmother (very young!).
  • Enjoy knitting as well as playing Tennis.
  • I try and surround myself with a loving family, and wonderful lifelong friends.  I believe that you should live your life with integrity and be caring of others.


Jay Canowitz

614-839-0202 ext. 225

  • President Ives & Associates, with over 20 years of recruiting experience.
  • President of the Project Lawyers division of Ives & Associates. Project Lawyers places attorneys and paralegals on a permanent or contract basis with law firms and corporate legal departments.
  • Specialize in the areas of in Human Resources, Accounting/Finance, Legal and Supply Chain.
  • BA from Miami University.
  • JD from University of Cincinnati College of Law.
  • Serve on the advisory board of the paralegal program at Capital University.
  • Avid poker player, having played the main event of World Series of Poker 4 times.


Stephanie McGinty

614-839-0202 ext. 233

  • Senior recruiter with 14+ years of experience.
  • Specialize in the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of marketing, market research, medical affairs, advertising, corporate communications and public affairs.
  • Master’s Degree in Communications from Michigan State University.
  • Undergraduate degree from Ohio University.
  • PSR (Parish School Religion) instructor at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.
  • Indoor cycle instructor LifeTime Fitness Dublin.
  • Completed 4 ½ marathons and a handful of sprint triathlons.
  • Wife and mother of 2 girls

I love all the components in recruiting, but most of all the impact you know you are making in other peoples’ lives. I love to be busy and remain very competitive in everything I do. That said, I believe it is important to stay balanced. Have the right attitude, believe in yourself and do what you love to do, but enjoy the ride!


Amy Lock

614-839-0202 ext. 241

  • Senior recruiter with 7+ years of recruiting experience primarily within marketing: brand management, digital/social marketing and market research.
  • Recruit within the legal industry for attorneys and paralegals.
  • Industries include CPG, retail and pharmaceutical serving Fortune 500 corporations as well as advertising/digital agencies.
  • BA and JD from Capital University.
  • Played Division III soccer for Capital University.
  • Enjoy outside activities and sports such as soccer, volleyball, canoeing, the beach and spending time with my family, friends and Australian Shepherd/Husky dog, Takoda.
  • Defend Your Friend Committee Member to benefit the Capital Area Humane Society for over 5 years.
  • Enjoy building relationships with candidates and clients and making that perfect match for both.


Brian Shaw

614-839-0202 ext. 237

  • Staffing Consultant with 18+ years of experience in providing temporary/contract and direct hire staffing solutions to businesses in Ohio and across the U.S.
  • Manage contract staffing division, placing professionals in marketing, human resources, legal and operations positions.
  • Proud alum of Michigan State University and active in Central Ohio MSU Alumni Association.
  • Member of Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO), Ohio Staffing & Search Association (OSSA), Overbrook Presbyterian Church Session, Westerville Central High School Athletic Boosters.
  • Personal Brand: Ownership of overall quality of service my organization delivers, professionally persistent, resourcefulness in bringing added value to business relationships, total partnership approach in doing business, explore and understand clients’ unique staffing challenges and deliver customized solutions.


Sharon Rader

614-839-0202 ext. 221

  • Provide administrative support to recruiters at Ives & Associates, Inc.
  • Over 30 years of administrative experience mostly in HR or related field.
  • Grew up in Oklahoma.
  • Graduated from Enid Business College in Enid, Oklahoma.
  • Enjoy time with family and friends.