Human Resources

Amanda Munday is Founder & CEO of The Workaround and Author of Her Memoir Day Nine: A Postpartum Depression Memoir

Amanda Munday is the founder and CEO of The Workaround and author of the best selling memoir Day Nine: a postpartum depression memoir. She advocates for childcare at all orders of government, and sits on the Board of Directors for Creative Preschool of East Toronto and the Danforth Mosaic Business Improvement Area. She also is a speaker in the upcoming TedX Toronto 2020 series: Uncharted.

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Tugreofia Smith, VP of Operations at A&T Ascension Consulting (ATAC), a Virtual Staffing Company

Tugreofia (Tugs) Smith is the Vice President of Operations at A&T Ascension Consulting (ATAC), a virtual staffing company she co-founded with her husband Adrian, where she manages hundreds of remote workers across North America. Having successfully led virtual teams for over 10 years, she is passionate about the opportunities that remote work provides to individuals, rural communities, and evolving businesses. As the mother of five children, Tugs fully appreciates the challenge of balancing work and family. Part of her mission is to offer better work-life balance to thousands of working moms throughout the country. Tugs is based in the Toronto area.

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Dave Brown is Founder/CEO of QiiQ Healthcare, Focused on the Operational Dysfunction in Hospitals

Dave Brown is an engineer/entrepreneur who emphasizes the centrality of HUMAN-centered DESIGN in the success of any product enterprise. He is currently the Founder/CEO of QiiQ Healthcare, focused on the operational dysfunction in hospitals. QiiQ (“Quick”) is building a sophisticated virtual assistant for hospital staff. The healthcare industry has systemically installed barriers to innovation that keep it in the “dark ages.” While most other startups rush in with obvious and perfectly reasonable solutions to impact quality of care, almost all of them overlook the most important barriers to entry, and thus fail on their choices in go-to-market.

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Janet Candido, Principal of Candido Consulting Group is an Authority on Workplace Systems & Culture

Principal of Toronto-based Candido Consulting GroupJanet Candido is an authority on workplace systems and culture. With more than 20 years of business and HR expertise, she provides innovative solutions for clients with the goal of helping organizations, executive teams and their employees reach optimal performance.

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Marc Daniel’s Nextwork is Providing the Next Generation of Business with Experienced Talent to Get Work Done

Marc Daniel is a business psychologist, talent expert, and founder of Nextwork – a digital talent marketplace and work platform that connects organizations with experienced talent on demand. Marc has an ambitious vision – to retire retirement – and is realizing this vision through championing a more flexible approach to ongoing work that better serves everyone’s needs.

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Sean Hoff Started Moniker, Which Creates Custom Corporate Retreats Across the Globe

Legend has it, Sean Hoff started out his career as a Banker but cast off to start Moniker, after being an attendee on a number of “President Club’ trips and believing he could do it better. Fast forward several years, some amazing adventures around the globe, and a talent for creating magic from a blank canvas. Sean plays the role of creative devil’s advocate, always asking “why not” and figuring out ways to squeeze in that little extra personality to create truly bucket-list worthy programs for their clients.

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Jonathan Léveillé, Chef d’Openmind Technologies, qui est actuellement la 13e entreprise technologique à la croissance la plus rapide au Canada

Jeune passionné des technologies et des Affaires depuis son très jeune âge, Jonathan Léveillé, 34 ans, est à la tête de Openmind Technologies depuis maintenant plus de 15 ans, entreprise s’étant classée pour une troisième année d’affilée dans le prestigieux classement du CROISSANCE500, soit parmi les 500 entreprises ayant la plus forte croissance au Canada.

Openmind est actuellement la 13e entreprise technologique ayant la plus forte croissance au Canada et s’est classé la dernière année 28e entreprise étant le meilleur endroit au Canada où travailler selon Great Place to Work (#1 au Québec). Openmind compte maintenant dans ses rangs plus de 60 joueurs passionnés de technologies.

Jonathan a programmé ses premières plates-formes Web dès l’âge de 9 ans, a obtenu ses premiers contrats commerciaux à 13 ans seulement et a fondé officiellement Openmind Technologies à peine un an après sa majorité, soit à l’âge de 19 ans.

Jonathan et son équipe ont eu l’opportunité de recevoir plusieurs reconnaissances de l’industrie dans les dernières années, dont Jeune Entrepreneur de l’année en 2014, Entreprise de l’année en 2015, Investissement de l’année en 2017, le prix « Créateur d’Emploi du Québec 2017 », et a également été certifié Bonboss.ca ainsi que Great Place to Work pour l’année 2018, 2019, et 2020.

Il s’implique également, avec l’aide de son équipe, auprès de la communauté, ramassant plusieurs milliers de dollars annuellement pour Centraide, le défi Pierre Lavoie, la fondation du Centre Jeunesse des Laurentides, la fondation de l’Hôpital de Saint-Jérôme ainsi que pour l’organisme Pallia-vie.

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Ehsan Rasul, President and Founder of Knowledge & Achievement Inc., Discusses the Insurance Industry and Training

Ehsan Rasul, President and Founder of Knowledge & Achievement Inc., in Calgary talks about his business of training people in the insurance industry and the state of the industry today.

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Jose Azares, a Recent Resident of Vancouver, Returns to Canada’s Podcast to Discuss NIDUM

Jose Azares returns to Canada’s Podcast to discuss NIDUM, based out of Calgary, Canada. NIDUM’s mission is to democratize employment opportunities by creating virtual reality (VR) training modules so businesses can save time, money, and stress, but more importantly so they can be inclusive!

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Nora Jenkins Townson is Founder of Bright + Early, An Unconventional HR Consultancy

Nora Jenkins Townson is the founder of Bright + Early, an unconventional HR consultancy that has helped some of the most successful startups scale. With a focus on employee experience, anti-oppression and creativity, Nora believes that the best People strategies are human first and data informed, with a dash of design thinking. With a background leading HR at Canadian success stories like Wealthsimple and FreshBooks, she founded Bright + Early to help conscious companies who are too small for full time HR leadership. She is also the co-author of The Parenting Playbook, a resource for small businesses on navigating parenthood in the workplace. Her work has been featured in TechCrunch, Elle Magazine, and the Globe and Mail, and she is a frequent speaker on inclusivity, designing HR, and the future of work.