About Us

Margie Peskin has been involved with executive recruiting and career management since 1999. Originally from the U.S., she began her career in the Detroit, Michigan area at Plante & Moran LLP as a Search Consultant. She then relocated to Iowa City, Iowa and spent five years with the University of Iowa in the MBA career services office. 


In 2009, Margie launched Search Forward, a career coaching business. She relocated to Toronto in 2014 and has continued to work with individuals through Search Forward, while concurrently reconnecting to the recruiting industry. She joined Phelpsgroup, an executive search firm focused on the public and non-profit sectors, as a Senior Consultant in January of 2017. 


Margie brings a genuine love for career management to every project. Her educational background includes a Master’s in Counseling from Wake Forest University in North Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She lives in Toronto with her family where she spends countless hours exercising her dog, and also reading and volunteering for schools, soccer teams and non-profit organizations.