Who Chalk Talk Media works with

Chalk Talk Media works with small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). We recruit candidates for Senior Management, IT, Operations, Sales, Marketing and Human Resources. Businesses come to us because our reach is far, our net is wide, and our reputation for trust and honesty is second to none. We are proud that clients come back to us again and again.

Lori Dermer, Principal 

LORI DERMER is a graduate of McGill University, and has over 25 years of senior-level corporate experience with large, respected companies.

A born manager, well-known problem solver with a meticulous eye for talent, and passion for employee and customer success, Lori’s people skills are also legendary, as evidenced by her esteemed standing with a vast network of senior executives throughout North America. Lori also mentors senior level executives and is proudly mentored by a ‘junior board’ made up of ages 18-32, who keep her current on what they are see in the work place, as consumers and within their communities. To discuss how Chalk Talk Media can help your business, contact Lori

Arlene Star, Senior Associate

Arlene is a business graduate from McGill University and holds a certificate in International Development from University of British Columbia.

Arlene has spent over 25 years expertly managing large complex projects at technology companies and large Canadian Financial institutions. Throughout her career, Arlene has proven to successfully build strong relationships with resources across all aspects of projects from developers to Senior Executives in Technology, Finance, Marketing and Retail. Her internal knowledge of organizations provide her with a recruiting edge!

Arlene is described as a people person, intelligent, personable, truthful and kind. She keeps in touch and follows up! This is proven by her extensive network that runs from childhood throughout her professional career. Arlene takes pride in getting to know both company and candidate to find out who they are and what they are looking for in resources and as people. She is dedicated to finding the right fit of skills and personality. For Recruiting or Project Management opportunities by a certified Project Management Professional, contact Arlene

Carmela Vespa, Hiring Consultant

Carmela is a career manager. She spent the bulk of her career managing teams in tech followed by several years in wholesale and manufacturing. Most recently she has worked in healthcare. Carmela is fiercely committed to employee development. Her years of experience with revenue generation coupled with process improvement allow her to relate to Chalk Talk Media’s clients and their business priorities. Carmela upholds Chalk Talk Media’s values; she is professional, trustworthy, operates with complete integrity and she is SUPER funny! With that she is a natural fit with our team. Contact Carmela