The Leadership Team

Peter Rouse
President, Rouse Resources Inc.

Peter founded Rouse Resources in 1985.

Clients respect his integrity, forthright communication and in-depth investigation of their search needs. Peter's intuition, insight and responsiveness are highly valued by clients seeking the right fit.

One of Peter's benchmarks of success is his longstanding client relationships. Some clients have been with Rouse Resources for over a decade - others started their relationship with Peter as successfully placed candidates.

Candidates prize the genuine interest he takes in their needs and aspirations.


David Pask
Principal, Rouse Resources Inc.

David has worked in executive search for an impressive list of North American clients. He has developed keen insights and contacts in numerous key sectors.

Before joining Rouse Resources, David spent seven years at Spencer Stuart and Korn/Ferry International. He was responsible for executing recruitment projects ranging from senior management strategic hires to mass on-campus recruitment strategies and brings a rigorous and disciplined approach to executive search.

David has developed a successful record completing searches in the retail, financial services, real estate, entertainment, travel, consumer packaged goods, printing, manufacturing, advanced technology, pharmaceuticals and health care sectors.


Joe Praskey
Senior Consultant, Rouse Resources Inc.

Joe has over 20 years of experience in retained executive search, managing assignments across a wide range of industries and functional roles. His experience includes 13 years as a Senior Consultant with Canada’s largest private search firm.

He has developed strong networks and specific expertise in leading search assignments in consumer products, retail, food services, industrial / manufacturing, supply chain and energy & infrastructure.

Joe’s proven search strategy and project management abilities include the identification / development of role-specific, leadership competencies and cultural-fit criteria.

His discipline and skills related to targeted recruitment, behavioural interviewing, assessment, short-list profiling and reference checking contribute to the success of our searches.

A Communications graduate, Joe’s reputation within the search industry reflects his passion, work ethic, client focus and commitment to delivering excellent results for our clients.


Jennifer DeGraaf
Office Manager, Rouse Resources Inc.

Jennifer received a Bachelor of Recreation & Leisure Studies with a minor in Psychology from Brock University and minor in Physical Education from University of Toronto.

Prior to joining Rouse Resources, Jennifer gained valuable program management and leadership experience working with the City of Toronto, pioneering and rolling out specialized community programs.

Jennifer is responsible for the firm’s administration, accounting and book keeping.