Karen & Ross Horton
Territory: Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada
We consider ourselves fortunate to be part of this amazing family – Patrice & Associates. Making a difference is important to us. We have extensive experience in building relationships and partnerships built on integrity, trust and results. Focusing on all levels of recruitment for companies allows us to continue to make a difference – both for the company and the successful candidate.
Ross has had a long career as a senior manager in the hospitality and event industries. A veteran of the food & beverage and hospitality industries, he navigated the design, construction and opening of the 250,000 square foot home of the students of the University of British Columbia. The $110 million Nest at UBC houses 10 restaurants, the famous Pit Pub, a full service catering company and a multitude of purpose built spaces for students, including a three story climbing wall.
Also a veteran of the exhibition business, Ross has managed the largest Home and Boat Shows in North America, and has led teams of exhibition managers from Boston to Vancouver to Sydney, Australia for an international media company.
Ross has been identifying, hiring and developing management talent for over 25 years, and has an HBA from the Ivy School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
After a figure skating career that was highlighted by a professional world championship, Karen turned her passion to sales, education and events in the pharmaceutical world. After launching her own successful events company and being recognized by MPI as Meeting Planner of the Year in British Columbia, Karen turned her gift for building relationships to raising funds and awareness for her local hospital, as Director of Events and then Director of Development.
Karen believes in people’s ability to achieve, and works tirelessly to find the right partnership for clients and employees alike. She holds a BsC from York University.