Our Team

Carrie Heller
Carrie HellerPresident
Carrie is the President and founder of The Heller Group Legal and Executive Search. She specializes in the recruitment and placement of partners and senior lawyers into major law firms, as well as General Counsel and senior counsel roles for national and multi-national corporations. With over 20 years of legal recruitment experience, Carrie has extensive connections throughout the Canadian legal market and has developed a strong reputation for providing high-end recruitment services with integrity, discretion and responsiveness.

Carrie obtained her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, articled at Fraser & Beatty (now Dentons) and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996. Carrie established The Heller Group in 2005 after spending six years consulting with another legal recruitment firm.

Sherri Pinsler
Sherri PinslerSenior Consultant
Sherri is a Senior Consultant with the Heller Group. She specializes in recruitment and placement of associates and partners into law firms and corporations.

Sherri has broad experience as a litigator. Her practice focused primarily on corporate/commercial disputes and bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Her practice also included securities and competition litigation as well as employment law, family law and constitutional law matters. Sherri has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, all levels of court in Ontario and administrative tribunals.

Sherri completed her law degree at McGill University. She articled at Torys LLP and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996.

Louise Woollcombe
Louise WoollcombeSenior Consultant
Louise is a Senior Consultant with The Heller Group. Louise is actively involved in recruiting and placing lawyers, of all levels, into law firms and corporations. She is also the primary consultant for compliance and risk management related positions, as well as the key contact for recruitment in Atlantic Canada.

Louise has broad experience in the financial services industry, including securitizations, secured and unsecured lending and insolvency related restructuring. Prior to joining The Heller Group, she worked with a large financial institution to develop its compliance and risk management functions.

Louise completed her law degree at Queen’s University. She articled with McCarthy Tetrault and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1994.

Melanie Shields
Melanie ShieldsConsultant
Melanie is a Recruitment and Communications Consultant with The Heller Group. She is involved in the recruitment and placement of lawyers into law firms and corporations. Melanie is also responsible for the corporate communications related to The Heller Group.

Melanie obtained her law degree from Western University and was called to the bar in 2014. After articling on Bay Street, she practiced in the areas of corporate and commercial real estate, ultimately focusing on commercial real estate. Her practice included acquisitions, dispositions, financings and condominium development.

Jennifer Mitchell
Jennifer MitchellConsultant
Jennifer is a Consultant with The Heller Group.

Jennifer obtained broad experience as a corporate and securities lawyer at a Bay Street firm where she articled and practiced for three years. Her practice focused on securities and M&A transactions including IPOs, hostile take-over bids, equity financings and reorganizations. Jennifer also advised clients on general corporate law and stock exchange requirements.

Jennifer obtained her law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2011.