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

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 

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 

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.

Jay Canowitz

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.

Stephanie McGinty
Director, Client Services

614-839-0202 ext. 233

  • Director, Client Services with over 15 years of recruiting experience.
  • Specializes in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry in the areas of marketing, market research, medical affairs, corporate communications and public affairs.
  • BS, Communications, Ohio University.
  • MA, Communications, Michigan State University.
  • Volunteer Instructor, St. Joan of Arc.
  • Indoor cycle instructor.
  • Avid runner; completed Columbus 2014 Marathon, 9 Half Marathons.
  • Wife and mother of 2 girls.

“I love all of the components in recruiting, but most of all the impact I make 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!”

Suzanne Griffith
Recruiting Manager

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.”