Our Team

Our Team

Chris Stafford - President

Chris Stafford


Prior to forming C.J. Stafford & Associates in 1981, Chris spent over 15 years in engineering in Canada and England. In addition to recruiting, he has been involved in career counselling, performance appraisals and skills analysis.

From his own experience in mining, Chris knows the difficulty employers face in finding and attracting quality people. In large part, it is this appreciation that accounts for the company's initial and continuing success.

Chris is a member of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Chris chaired the education committee of the CIM Toronto branch from 1996 to 2000 and continues to be active in the mining industry.

Irene Gosende Seeney

Research & Marketing Manager

Irene has over 10 years of mining industry experience and 14 years in the IT industry in various roles, including Investor Relations, Communications, Product Management, Product Marketing and Customer Service. She has had global experience working with stakeholders in countries like Africa, Canada, Colombia, China, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Israel, Taiwan, United Kingdom and U.S.A.

Irene is actively involved in the mining, minerals and metals industries. She is a member of Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, Women in Mining (Canada and Toronto), Hispanics in Mining, Toronto Geological Discussion Group and Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Toronto Branch where she currently is an Executive Director.

Irene has a Hon. B.A. (Spanish/Economics) from the University of Toronto combined with an International Business Post-Diploma from Sheridan College. She is also bilingual in English and Spanish.
James Stafford - Recruiting Consultant - Construction

James Stafford

Recruiting Consultant - Construction

James started his career in construction at the age of eighteen as an electrical apprentice, a role that provided valuable insight into the labour and trades side of the industry. After graduating from the Construction Management Course at George Brown College he spent 3 years working in the construction industry as Assistant Site Superintendent and as a Site Coordinator.

James joined C.J. Stafford & Associates in 2013 bringing with him his construction experience, insight and network and has proven to become a valuable member of the team.