Our founders, Dr Rowen Fernando, a GP with 15+ years of experience, and his wife Shilpa, made their own journey, relocating to Canada and turning their insights from this experience into a resource for others. Inspired by their adventure, they set out to support other medical professionals in making similar leaps.
Whether you're a medical professional ready for your next career step or a healthcare organisation in search of top-tier talent, we're here to help. With Advantage, it's about more than just job placement – it's about finding the right fit, in the right place, at the right time.
Meet the people that will be helping you on your journey. They're the champions behind every successful match we make.
With over 20 years of clinical expertise, Dr. Rowen Fernando is not just a physician but a guiding force for doctors seeking transformative career opportunities. Having relocated to Canada in 2015, he intimately understands the challenges of international migration. Driven by his personal journey, he passionately assists fellow doctors in navigating this complex transition, sharing invaluable insights and ensuring a seamless relocation process. His dedication stems from a genuine desire to help medical professionals discover their perfect balance between fulfilling careers and enriching lives. With Dr. Fernando at the helm, doctors are in capable hands for a prosperous and fulfilling professional journey.
CEO and Co-founder, Shilpa Fernando, infuses Advantage with her relentless determination. Trained as a solicitor in central London, she fearlessly conquers challenges, making the impossible possible. What sets Shilpa apart is her personal journey—she moved from the UK to Canada in 2015, experiencing the complexities of international relocation first-hand. This deep understanding fuels her mission: simplifying transitions for medical professionals globally. Under her leadership, Advantage thrives as a beacon of support for doctors and their families. Shilpa’s empathetic approach and unwavering commitment empower medical professionals on their global career journeys.
David is our our dedicated Client Services Director who holds an unwavering commitment to exceptional client experiences. With a rich background in healthcare management, he navigates the intricacies of the industry to ensure our clients receive unparalleled service. David's passion extends beyond the boardroom; he finds inspiration in long-distance running, having completed multiple marathons. Join us in benefiting from David's expertise. Experience a seamless, client-focused approach, where your needs are not just met, but surpassed.
Meet Mehmet, our meticulous Compliance Manager. Mehmet ensures that Advantage operates at the highest standards of compliance and integrity. Outside the realm of regulations and policies, he enjoys unwinding by indulging in his favourite movies, finding inspiration and joy in captivating stories on screen. At Advantage, we believe that a compliant foundation creates the perfect environment for your professional growth.
Maria has a passion for connecting medical professionals with their dream opportunities. Her expertise in understanding both the medical field and the recruitment process guarantees tailored support at every step. Beyond the office, Maria finds solace in the great outdoors. She enjoys exploring nature trails, with hiking being her favourite way to unwind.
Meet Ravi, our dynamic Recruitment Director. With a wealth of experience and a vision for excellence, Ravi leads our recruitment strategies with precision and insight. Ravi finds his sanctuary in the laughter and joy of his young family. Ravi's dedication combined with his love for family, shapes a unique perspective that drives our mission at Advantage. Trust in his expertise to pave the way for your successful medical career.
Meet Sarah, our dedicated Trainee Recruitment Consultant. With a keen eye for talent and a heart full of dedication, Sarah ensures a seamless recruitment process for both candidates and clients. Beyond the office, Sarah finds solace in the warm embrace of her furry friends. A lover of all things canine, she cherishes moments of cuddles with her dogs. Sarah's enthusiasm and commitment make her an invaluable asset to our team, bringing a blend of professionalism and genuine care to every interaction.
What they say about us
We're all about connecting great people with great medical organisations. Here's what they say about their experience with us.