Who: Jeff Aplin Age: 39
Experience: After spending time right out of business school as a strategy and operations specialist at Deloitte, Jeff Aplin took over the family business and became chief operating officer of David Aplin Recruiting — a company his dad founded in 1975 — in 2009. David Aplin Recruiting is one of the largest recruiting companies in Canada with profiles of hundreds of thousands of highly educated, upwardly mobile professionals kept in its database. Aplin keeps tabs on that top-tier talent and, when the time is right, woos them with high-powered jobs in the fields of accounting, engineering, human resources, information technology, legal, sales and marketing, supply chain management and office personnel. In 2010, the company placed 2,683 people nationally.