Our Leaders

Our leadership team personifies the same qualities you’re looking for in your executive search – vision, passion and an unwavering commitment to excellence. And that makes it easy for us to recognize the leadership potential of candidates who may be right for you.

Top Recruiter Canada has named Rick as the #1 Agency Recruiter in Canada for both 2018 and 2019 – and Edmonton’s Top Agency Recruiter in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Rick Vogel

Founding Principal

Email | 780.665.4965 ext 101

Rick Vogel is the Founding Principal of The Vogel Group. In addition to leading search assignments, he is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Edmonton office, client development and management.

Rick holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining the search industry, Rick spent 20 years in the financial services industry in both Canada and the United States. While in the U.S., Rick owned and operated, as President and Chief Executive Officer, a financial advisory company in South Florida. His experience in the areas of executive management and leadership, financial services, operational change management, marketing and staff management provides significant value and expertise to his role in executive recruitment.

For more than 15 years, Rick has led numerous senior leadership searches for public and private companies, not-for-profit and charitable organizations, municipalities, government as well as many Board recruitments. He has the ability to assess and evaluate the candidate’s personality, potential and pedigree resulting in the right fit for the organization.

Top Recruiter Canada has named Rick as the #1 Agency Recruiter in Canada for both 2018 and 2019 – and Edmonton’s Top Agency Recruiter in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

 Rick’s active community involvement has included the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation (Board of Trustees), the Centre Club (Board of Governors), Alberta Triathlon Association (Vice President), the Minerva Foundation (Executive Board Member), Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation (Trustee and Board Chair), Intervivos Mentor and the Thunderbird Athletic Basketball Association (Treasurer). He is the currently a Director of World Triathlon Series Edmonton.

He is an active member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and acquired his ICD.D designation. Rick has been engaged by various organizations to consult on governance issues.

Rick has represented Canada in two sports (track & field and triathlon) and continues to be active in cycling, swimming, running, and triathlon.

Rick and Nikki have been married for more than 30 years and have two grown sons Zach and Jordan.

Rae Ann Mino

Office Manager

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Rae Ann Mino has over twenty years of progressive administrative experience and expertise acquired throughout her professional career, including eleven years in the recruiting world.

She moved from Winnipeg to Edmonton when she was five years old and can still recall the curtains in the train closing when her parents put her to sleep for the night, with excitement for their new life and opportunity welcoming them in the morning.

Rae Ann always knew she would be great in a support role. In high school, she spent her summers as an Office Clerk for the Department of National Defence. She thrived. Her career has been a progression of roles and responsibilities since then, encompassing filing/data entry clerk, receptionist, administrative assistant, executive assistant and office manager roles. Her employment has been predominantly within the recruitment and engineering sectors – seven of those years with Harcourt Recruiting Specialists and Robert Half. Fast track to today and she is now our Office Manager.

A true professional with great organizational and prioritizing skills, Rae Ann definitely knows her way around the office and provides all office operations support as well as search project support. Her values align with the Vogel Group, rating integrity high and always giving an unwavering commitment to excellence. Sociable, she enjoys meeting new people and takes pride in putting the company’s best foot forward. Past employers would agree she is an excellent Director of First Impressions.

Together for eighteen years, Rae Ann still looks forward to seeing her best friend and husband every day. Their family is complete with their two children and dog, Tucker, whom can never be alone and always ensures he is in the middle – all the time.

While not born here, Rae Ann considers herself a true Edmontonian and will always have faith in our Edmonton Oilers. When not cheering for our team, you will likely find Rae Ann and her family road tripping, camping, hiking, swimming or exploring local nature sites and hidden gems.

Steven Davidson

Principal

Email | 780.665.4965 ext 104

Steven has spent his last fifteen years recruiting. As Principal, he leads search assignments and adds to the client and business development capacity.

Steven has executed numerous searches for construction, manufacturing, supply chain, oil and gas, bio-pharmaceutical, finance companies, as well as within many more industries, for senior leadership from front-line leaders to C-Suite executives. 

Steven holds a professional recruiter designation and is certified and well-versed with a variety of psychometric tools including TopGrading’s interviewing methodology. Recruiting specialties aside, he also has an Arts degree and is in the process of earning a degree in Human Resources Management.  

Prior to recruiting, Steven’s experience extended into sales. Nearly a decade was dedicated within the steel fabrication and manufacturing industries, selling steel and steel products across Alberta. The clientele predominantly included industrial and commercial construction companies. 

Steven’s recruiting experience began when he accepted a role as a recruitment consultant, eventually being the Owner/Manager of his own recruitment agency, and most recently as a corporate executive recruiter for a prominent, construction powerhouse. 

Peeking behind the curtain into hundreds of companies and interviewing numerous individuals from various backgrounds and disciplines has given him the ability to recognize true fit between client and candidate. A testament to this is evident in the retention of candidates he has placed over his career. 

Steve has always been active in the Alberta community acting on numerous boards including the Resource Industry Suppliers Association (RISA), Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, and the Edmonton Chapter of the Supply Chain & Logistics Association. 

A true sports enthusiast, he spends a great deal of time either coaching for his kids’ teams or watching them play, no matter what the sport or activity. 

When he’s not on the search for top leadership, or coaching, or cheering on his 4 kids, Steve enjoys poker, scuba diving, reading and dogs, with special affection for Daphne, his Australian Bernedoodle.