Our Team

Ives & Associates recently celebrated its 35th year in the executive search industry. Our consultants have over 90 years of combined experience and have completed search 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
CEO

phyllis@ivesearch.com
614-839-0202 ext. 226

  • Over 30 years of recruiting experience.
  • Specializes in the areas of Marketing and Human Resources.
  • 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 and grandmother (very young!).
  • Enjoys 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.”


 

Amy Lock
Director, Client Services 

amy@ivesearch.com
614-839-0202 ext. 241

  • Director, Client Services with over 12 years of recruiting experience primarily within marketing: brand management, digital/social marketing, E-Commerce, communications, consumer/shopper insights and shopper marketing. Also recruits within Category Management, Trade Marketing and Sales (CPG only).
  • 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.
  • Enjoys outside activities and sports such as soccer and volleyball. Love the beach and spending time with my family; chasing my 2 young kids and Australian Shepherd/Husky dog.
  • Defend Your Friend Committee Member to benefit the Capital Area Humane Society for over 5 years.
  • Enjoys building relationships with candidates and clients and making that perfect match for both.

 

Sharon Rader
Executive Assistant 

sharon@ivesearch.com
614-839-0202 ext. 221

  • Provides administrative support to recruiters at Ives & Associates
  • Over 30 years of administrative experience in Human Resources.
  • Graduated from Enid Business College in Enid, Oklahoma.
  • Enjoys time with family and friends.

 

Tricia Moriarty
Recruiting Manager 

tricia@ivesearch.com
614-839-0202

  • Tricia has been in the staffing arena over 12 years and is passionate about making the “right fit”.
  • Tricia has partnered with Fortune 500 companies as well as small to medium sized businesses here in the Central Ohio area.
  • She specializes in the Accounting/Finance discipline as well as the Executive Administrative and Human Resource functions.
  • Tricia prides herself on creating new partnerships and thrives on matching top talent with client expectations!

 

Jay Canowitz
President

jay@ivesearch.com
614-839-0202 ext. 225

  • Over 25 years of recruiting experience.
  • Specializes in the areas of Human Resources, Accounting/Finance, Legal and Executive Management.
  • BA from Miami University.
  • JD from University of Cincinnati College of Law.
  • Serves on the advisory board of the paralegal program at Capital University.
  • Avid poker player, having played the main event of World Series of Poker 5 times.

 

Brian Shaw
Recruiting Manager

brian@ivesearch.com
614-839-0202 ext. 233

  • Brian has been working in the Central Ohio staffing industry for over 25 years, with experience in both flexible and direct hire solutions.
  • He currently sources, assesses and delivers top talent to clients primarily in the supply chain and human resources spaces. Brian is an active networker in the Columbus business community is a member of the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO) and Ohio Recruiters Association.
  • Brian is a graduate of Michigan State University where he earned his B.A. in Communications.  He currently serves as programs chair for the Genoa Township Business Association and is a volunteer for the Westerville Area Resource Ministry.
  • Brian’s 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.

 

Suzanne Griffith
Director, Client Services

suzanne@ivesearch.com
614-839-0202 ext. 228

  • Senior Executive Recruiter with over 18 years of recruiting expertise in Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering (manufacturing/process and R&D/ product development) and Quality Management.
  • Industries include Food, CPG, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Device, and Durable Goods focusing on Fortune 1000+ Manufacturers Nationwide.
  • Create and foster lasting relationships built on mutual trust, collaboration and transparency.
  • Committed to understanding as much about who you are and the company culture as about your hiring need.
  • Act as strong business partner throughout the entire hire process to assure long term success.

“Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.”


 

Gayle Boswell
Executive Assistant

gayle@ivesearch.com
614-839-0202 ext. 237

  • Provides administrative support to the team at Ives & Associates.
  • Over 30 years of experience in English, mortgage, and insurance teaching, training, and communications.
  • Graduated from Glenville State College in Glenville, West Virginia with secondary education English and Speech degree.
  • Loves spending time with family and friends, especially husband, son, and son’s fiancée.
  • Avid reader and part of active book club group.