Case Studies

Optimum Talent


Their Story:

Optimum Talent enables organizations to achieve success through people. We collaborate with leading organizations to recruit, develop, engage, retain, and transition talent. The result for our clients is a stronger employer brand, and a team of talent with the capability to achieve their business goals.

With origins dating back over 40 years, Optimum Talent has grown to over 260 colleagues operating in 13 offices from coast to coast. We provide expertise in Executive Search Leadership Assessment and Development, and Career Transition and Outplacement.


Optimum Talent partnered with CompuVison Systems to embark on a major IT Infrastructure refresh. Stretching the length and breadth of Canada, with 13 strategically positioned offices, the goal was to refresh an environment that had lacked investment for several years. CompuVision needed to create a stable environment to enable Optimum Talent to partner with organizations to recruit, develop, train and transition top talent.  

The Challenge:

The scale of the change required was complicated, but we knew that if we approached it in phases that we could make significant advancements for Optimum Talent. During the initial design phases Optimum Talent also acquired Conroy Ross Partners to increase their national foot print. This added to the complexity as the environment was originally about an Infrastructure refresh and now was also about migrating tools, systems and processes. CompuVision created an IT Roadmap with multiple phases to guide the customer through this transitional time.

The Solution:

CompuVision first worked with TELUS to right size the MPLS network connections. We knew that we needed a solid backbone to the environment to be able to deliver Optimum Talents requirements. Optimum Talent wanted to move its Exchange infrastructure to the cloud and utilize Office 365 capabilities. We migrated both the existing Conroy Ross Office 365 users and on premise Optimum Talent Exchange server to a single tenancy in the cloud. This streamlined the flow of email and communications and greatly helped in the company rebranding process. This mail migration included the movement of more than 250 mailboxes. We expanded Optimum Talents storage capabilities with the introduction of a Nimble storage SAN and consolidated large amounts of data for both Optimum Talent and Conroy Ross. We performed environment updates with new networking equipment, UPS and neat patching and also optimized backup solutions to protect Corporate data. The final phases of the project replaces also works with a server migration and refresh. This goal was to simplify administration and the onboarding processes making Optimum Talent more agile and ready for future growth. 


The word I would use to demonstrate working with CompuVision is ‘partnership’. They took the time to understand our current and future business needs and were extremely thorough in their approach; meeting with stakeholders across practices, across levels, and across geographies to ensure they truly understood our business needs. The result of that effort has been a staged approach that has immediately impacted our colleague productivity in a meaningful way and will continue to enhance our client and colleague experience as we complete the additional phases.

Nicole Maxfield, Director of Systems and Operational Efficiency