Andrew Pollard

Andrew Pollard


AGE: 29

COMPANY: The Pollard Mining Recruiting Group Ltd.

“Don’t worry about your age. Be prepared, know the numbers, know your industry inside out and people won’t see it as a liability that you’re young—they’ll actually be impressed”

Headhunting is traditionally an older person’s game because success depends on two things: expertise and a network. Andrew Pollard had neither when he got started. Choosing to skip university, at 19 he got a sales job with The Mergis Group, a staffing company. Two years later, after leading the launch of the Vancouver office and teaching himself all about mining, he started his own mining-focused executive search firm. In his first year, he placed two president-and-CEO roles for TSX-listed mining companies. By age 25 he had personally amassed $1 million in client billings, and today he has worked with companies ranging from $5 million to $20 billion in market capitalization. –David Godsall

Meet Andrew Pollard at our 30 Under 30 event on April 30, 2014. Get your tickets here.