Our Team

Awesome people behind us

The Cowan Team

Awesome people behind us

Andrew Harris


President and Owner of Cowan International since 1997, Andrew Harris embodies the second generation of leadership at Cowan, inheriting a company with an unshakable commitment to maximizing human potential and organizational performance. He is recognized by his peers as an innovator, game changer and pioneer in creating revolutionary, customized talent management solutions for his clients.

Annabell Alvarez


Annabell joined the Cowan International team in 1997 as Controller. Annabell is an integral part of the Cowan brand. An entrepreneur at heart, Annabell is continuously thinking outside the box, coming up with new ideas and methods to foster client relationships and employee retention. Annabell currently oversees the global operations of Cowan as CEO, supporting recruitment services and participating in business development initiatives. Annabell was raised as an expat and is trilingual, speaking French, English and Spanish.

Cymarah Harris

Administrative Assistant

Cymarah Harris has been an integral member of the Cowan International team since joining the company in June 2017. As the third-generation representative of the esteemed Cowan family legacy, she carries forward the values of hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence that the company is known for. In her role as a part-time administrative assistant, Cymarah consistently demonstrates her passion for helping others by providing essential support to her colleagues in their mission to deliver outstanding service to both candidates and clients.

Edda Barillaro

Senior Recruiter and Account Manager

Senior Recruiter and Account Manager Edda joined Cowan International as a Senior Recruiter in December 2007 based in Hudson, Quebec. Prior to joining Cowan, Edda worked as Project Management Assistant for the US track and field industry. She also spent the first part of her career working in the community sector with an adolescent clientele. In her role as Senior Recruiter Edda has successfully completed numerous international and domestic assignments in mining & metals and engineering. Her commitment to candidates and professional approach produce consistent results. She works hard to build trusting relationships with candidates by offering honest, timely communications and valuable advice based on years of success. Edda holds a Bachelor's degree in Applied Social Sciences.

Katherine Kuczynski

Recruiter and Sourcing Manager

Katherine joined Cowan International in August 2011 as a Data Administrator based in Hudson, Quebec. She now fulfills the critical role of Sourcing and Database Manager. Prior to joining Cowan, Katherine worked as a Researcher for a larger commercial real estate company. Katherine supports the team by sourcing for top talent and maintaining the integrity of the database. Katherine strives to provide superior customer service to both Cowan's candidates and clients. Katherine holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

Fanny Fontaine

Senior Recruiter and Account Manager

Fanny joined Cowan International in April 2012 as a Recruiter based in Australia. Prior to joining Cowan, Fanny gained 10 years experience in the automotive industry in France as a Project Engineer and subsequently an Ergonomics Engineer. An expat herself, Fanny has had the opportunity to live in Norway and Nigeria prior to moving to Brisbane in July 2011, now in France today. As a Senior Recruitment Manager, she supports Cowan to find top talent. Fanny graduated from French engineering school Ecole Catholique des Arts et Métiers de Rennes and holds a master's degree in Ergonomics and Human Factor from La Sorbonne University in Paris.

Frank Principe

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Frank joined Cowan International in March 2001 as a Senior Recruiter focused on the mining & metals sector. Formerly employed by Noranda (now Xstrata), Frank's professional exposure includes hands-on bench-scale, piloting, and site-based technical services experience in the areas of hydrometallurgy and environment. Frank holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Concordia University in Montreal and a Master's in Metallurgical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal. He is fluent in both French and English.

Cole Skinner

Finance Manager

Cole earned his Bachelor of Science and Business degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. As a former collegiate athlete and native of Nova Scotia, Cole brings an exceptional work ethic to his role. Since February 2022, he has expertly managed Cowan's finances, ensuring the company's financial stability and growth. Cole plays a crucial role in supporting the Cowan staff and fostering relationships with clients.

Nina Zevgolis

Database Administrator

Nina joined Cowan in October 2022 as a Database Administrator. She is a recent college Liberal Arts Honours Graduate, pursuing Environmental and Geospatial Studies at McGill University. Her role as a Database Administrator puts her in charge of ensuring the security and consistency of the company’s database by monitoring its data and management systems. Prior to joining Cowan, Nina was a psychology and biology researcher at John Abbott College, as well as a bioenergy and bioresource research manager for a non-profit organization. Her experience in computer science and data systems allows her to strive in Cowan’s workplace and support the team by managing their software system.

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