Executive Team

Jim Carlson, Principal and President


Jim Carlson is a founding partner with Planet4iT. He has a B.B.M from Ryerson University and nearly two decades experience in resourcing and placement.

As President, Jim’s responsibilities include developing and implementing strategies for the growth and development of the company. He leads new business initiatives and in recent years has focused on establishing relationships with clients across North America.

Our vision for Planet4iT believes that understanding the human element is the key to finding candidates who can make significant contribution to an organization’s success.

We focus more on qualifying candidates – conducting behavioural focused interviews, identifying core capacities, and using a metric-based approach to predicting performance – than we do on simply generating resumes. It is a process that may take a little longer at the beginning, but in the end, the quality of the candidates we present allows our clients to make an offer quickly and with confidence.

Looking ahead, Planet4iT sees a tremendous opportunity to help clients source and evaluate I.T. talent both inside and outside North America. The diversity of backgrounds and experience among our staff allow us to connect with potential candidates from virtually anywhere. Our proven ability to find and qualify superior candidates is going to be even more valuable for clients as they pursue opportunities in new markets.

Our pricing reflects the quality of our process and of our candidates. We charge a fair market rate for sourcing and placing skilled I.T. professionals who add long-term value to our clients’ organizations.

Ed Johnson, Principal and General Manager


A founding partner with Planet4iT, Ed graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours degree in Mathematics. He has more than twenty years experience in managing a very successful IT Resourcing and Placement practice in Toronto. Previously, Ed was in Sales and Technical Consulting in IS Outsourcing and Timesharing for 5 years.

As, Vice-President, General Manager of Planet4iT, Ed is responsible for the smooth running of the firm’s day-to-day operations, Information Systems, Technology and Facilities.

Nadine Lamothe, Principal and Chief Financial Officer


One of Planet4iT’s founding partners, Nadine has a B.B.M. from Ryerson University and formerly a Chartered Accountant. As Chief Financial Officer, Nadine oversees the company’s finances and all back office activities.

Nadine began her career in IT recruitment in 1987, working on both contract and permanent placements for a Toronto-based IT recruiting firm. Her extensive knowledge of the industry, and her background in finance and sales, has helped Nadine to create comprehensive courseware and training materials that help newly hired recruiters understand all aspects of IT placement.