In the midst of summer heat we look at how to find the upside of tech restructuring, with tips for growing companies and newly liberated talent. Come celebrate some incredible leadership moves and explore exciting new roles.
ALL THE MOVES
Elliot Graebert is now VP Engineering at Convictional
Kevin Dam joins Hill+Knowlton Strategies as COO
Jeff Wright joins Welbi as Director of Sales
Seema Bakthula is now VP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Klick
Fraser Donnell is now VP Global Talent Acquisition at Zafin
Angus Chan is now Privacy & Data Governance Manager at GeoComply
Jason McDermott joins CoLab Software as Chief Sales Officer (CSO)
Josh Dutton joins Canalyst as Director of Talent Acquisition
Brian Oliver is now Director of Engineering for Portal Communications at Meta
WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON
VP People- Mobility SaaS- Canada
Head, Technical Innovation- Insurance- Hybrid, KW, GTA & Surrounding Areas-
Business Dev Leader - VC/FinTech - Remote (Canada)
Software Development Manager- FinTech- KW
VP Engineering- Social/Community - Canada
VP Operations- Startup Hub- Hybrid, KW & Surrounding Areas
Production Director- Social/Community- Canada
VP Sales- Enterprise Cybersecurity- Remote, Canada/US
Director, Marketing- Enterprise Cybersecurity- Remote, Canada/US
VP Marketing- HealthTech- Canada
Engineering Lead- B2C/B2B2C Community- Ontario
VP People & Culture- B2B/SaaS- GTA
VP Sales- Engineering & EdTech- Remote (Canada)
Chief Product Officer- MarTech- GTA/KW (remote)- Email to learn more
Engineering Site Lead- ML/CV- Hybrid, KW (Remote for now)- Email to learn more
A LAYOFF IS YOUR CHANCE TO GET INTENTIONAL ABOUT YOUR CAREER
We've all read the news and probably know someone who was impacted by the layoffs in the tech industry over the past month. There is no doubt that some folks are feeling the heaviness of such news. Keep in mind that unemployment rates are still low and there are still a ton of companies who are actively hiring. We hope that this bit of advice will provide some solace for those who are going through a professional transition right now.
HOW DO WE THOUGHTFULLY MANAGE HIRING POST- LAYOFFS?
IDEA RECRUITMENT TOOLKIT
Despite the layoffs, companies are continuing to hire for their teams! Are your new employees set up for success? Is there a process in place to help them ramp up effectively, while also making them feel safe, heard and welcomed? Here are some onboarding tips from our IDEA Toolkit to get you started.
In every leadership search we make an intentional effort to connect with and introduce a diverse mix of candidates. We’d like to introduce you to some of the incredible candidates who we’ve been working with as they look to navigate the next step in their career.
ALL THE NEWS & STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW
CBRE names Waterloo the #1 small tech talent market in North America
The Women Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Fund is taking proposals for another round of projects, and is doling out $40 million
Flipp acquires Kitchener-based reebee in digital-flyer consolidation
Canadian tech funding powered by briefed.in
Fierce Founders Bootcamp helps women and non-binary founders build the next Canadian unicorns. The bootcamp is a six-week program that supports the growth of early-stage companies by helping founders think bigger about their markets and validate their ideas. This bootcamp is here to connect you to a peer network of other Fierce Founders as well as guidance from advisors who have been there.
Application deadline is August 24th.
For more information, check out the website here!
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