Dear Healthcare Community,


I’m excited to make a couple of announcements as we begin baseball season and start thinking about summertime fun. The dates are finalized for our Fall Caravans and we’ve got some great new ways to connect you with your next best candidates.



West Coast Caravan – Exhibitor Form

  • Vancouver – Friday, September 14th
  • Edmonton – Sunday, September 16th

East Coast Caravan – Exhibitor Form

  • Halifax – Friday, October 26th
  • Toronto – Sunday, October 28th & Monday October 29th

As many of you know, Paula and I have been contemplating slowing down a little bit. We’ve been looking for someone to help us refresh the energy and drive while taking great care of what we’ve spent more than 25 years building. I believe I’ve found that new energy. A few of  you have already met Kåre “Corey” Backstrom and Shawn McCabe in Toronto several weeks ago. I’m delighted to announce that they will be taking over the heavy lifting work going forward. I’ll still be actively involved helping them take best care of you for quite some time. You’re not getting away from me so soon, but I’m truly excited about the things we’ve dreamed up for you together…it’s going to be really good. Even Paula likes these guys and that’s saying something for sure.

I have known Shawn for many years. He had attended the Toronto Job Fairs while working with the immutable Mike Hammond at Hammond Law Group. Shawn brings healthcare recruitment/immigration and marketing expertise in addition to a tremendous technology background. He’s really a wizard at that stuff and you’re going to like the new tools. Corey and I have grown a real trust very quickly and he brings a deep business background. Kare has known Shawn for over 15 years and been great friends with Mike Hammond for 25+ years. It truly is a small world. Their passion and commitment to what we do is evident and very exciting. Together we will make sure what I built, along with each of you, will continue for many years to come.

I look forward to speaking with each of you over the next week or so.

If you’d like to reach out to the new guys you can contact them at:
Kåre “Corey” Backstrom, Principal
Direct: (386) 968-2950 •

Shawn McCabe, Principal
Direct: (386) 968-2950 •

Onward and forward,

Ken Marskell
The Marskell Group and Health Careers Interaction

Phone (416) 620-1940 • Toll-Free 1-877-311-5333 • Fax (416) 620-9335