We grow the capacity of our tech ecosystem, enabling people and companies to thrive and maximize their impact.

We do this through:

Select Clients

Your Trusted Partner

The gdR team is just that – a team. The result is a finely-tuned process where team members in research, marketing and community, coaching, talent acquisition and client management work in sync to produce results.

This approach allows us to be a trusted partner of dynamic people looking to grow their tech careers and leadership capacity at progressive companies. We work with tech companies to expand their teams and build their people’s leadership toolbox. We strive to create opportunities for collaboration at our Canadian Tech at Scale conference and by supporting diversity in tech through our women in tech coaching circles.

Bruce Dorland

Managing Director

Melissa Grossman

Director

Mic Berman

Leadership Development

Wendy Firestone

Director of Talent

Brandon Shim-Ping

Director of Talent

Jamie Collins

Talent + Client Manager

Isra Mohammed

Talent + Client Manager

Samantha Colaco

Talent + Client Manager

Tara Rhodes

Leadership Coach

Miranda Donald

Leadership Coach

Jessica Rowen

Marketing + Community Manager

Anne Servidad

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Travis Harvey

Sr. Researcher

Nayna Trehan

Researcher

Ruben Acuna

Finance

Our Thoughts

Canadian Tech at Scale 2018

On June 1st, 2018 we continued with (one part of) our journey to grow the Canadian tech ecosystem by hosting the the third annual Canadian Tech at Scale conference in partnership with Jean-Michel Lemieux, SVP Engineering at Shopify. We built upon the success of the 2017 conference, bringing together even more of Canada’s top tech…

“The Bro Culture” + Our Intentions | Women in Tech Coaching Circle Series

Over a year ago we began to hatch ideas to support and impact the imbalance of women in tech. The culture that seemed to be pervasive in high-growth tech was – what the community termed the bro culture. It’s a seeming default based on the overwhelming profile of young men who are funded. In the…

Career Path Planning: Why it’s Important + Where to Start

These days, it can feel that the only thing that is really constant is change. With all the amazing advances in technology, borders disappearing and the bar for knowledge increasing rapidly, it’s no surprise that we all have to keep ourselves in consistent personal and professional growth. “Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.” – Tony…

Canada’s Brain Gain?

When Donald Trump was first elected as the 45th President of the United States, we wrote about how we wanted to make work great again for Canadians working in the US. But our argument for why was only rooted in the fact that a majority of the public were not happy about the decision. So…

Tech Dreams Series | Interview Tips

Every tech company has a different approach to interviewing. Some may employ a more traditional approach with questions focused on your experience and others may be as “out there” as the ol’ draw an owl approach. Regardless of their differences, there are always commonalities across the board. Below are a few of our favourite interview…

Tech Dreams Series | Resume Tips

Tech Dreams is a series where we explore how you can stand out to startups, large tech companies and innovation labs during the hiring and onboarding process; from start to finish – resume tips and beyond. A resume is a funny thing if you think about it. It’s essentially a single document that’s meant to…

Connect With Us

Interested in learning more about our exec search, team recruitment or leadership development services? Are you an exec looking to get a better understanding of the Canadian tech landscape to see what’s out there?

Get in touch with us via the contact us form or email Bruce Dorland, Managing Director, at bruced@grossmandorland.com.


Phone

416.642.4757

Address

317 Adelaide Ave W, Suite 1005

Toronto ON M5V 1P9

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