We get great satisfaction from contributing to the community, connecting people, building teams and progressing careers. We're happy to provide references from Canada's top tech leaders that we've worked with. Here's a small sampling of what people have to say about us.

Clients

Jean-Michel Lemieux

SVP Engineering

Shopify

Profile: Cloud-based, omni-channel ecommerce company

Client Since: 2013

Roles Filled: Director of Engineering, Director of HR, Ruby Developer

“gdR successfully led our search for an Engineering Leader at Shopify Toronto. As well, I’ve co-created Canadian Tech at Scale with gdR, with the goal of bringing the tech community together. I’d highly recommend the team as they produce great results & are committed to growing the community.”

Brian Parkinson

Brian Parkinson

Engineering Leader

Large Tech Organizations

Profile: Financial Risk Management Software

Client Since: 2011

Roles Filled: Development and Architecture

gdR has been able to provide for all positions a number of candidates, consistently bringing great talent to the table. I would heartily recommend gdR as the entire team is great to work with; it’s been a real pleasure, and they always exhibit the highest degree of professionalism.

Scott Weinberg

Scott Weinberg

Professional Services Exec

Startup & Large Tech Leaders

Profile: Media Platform Software that helps Media Companies and Service providers manage, publish, and deliver innovative content services to PCs, televisions, and mobile devices.

Client Since: 2007

Roles Filled: Engagement Management, Product Director, Solution Architecture, J2EE Development, Quality Assurance, Business Analysis & Mobile Development

For years I’ve relied upon gdR to grow my professional services teams.  Having placed over 70 people on my teams over the years, gdR has been my lead recruiting partner for hard-to-find talent.

Jim Cloughley

VP Engineering

Microdea

Profile: Award-winning enterprise software company focused on document management and business process automation technology for the transportation industry.

Client Since: 2015

Roles Filled: VP Engineering, .NET Developers, QA Engineers, Release Manager

“I’ve worked with gdR for many years, both as an executive and as an employer.  I found that gdR is well connected in the Toronto tech scene, which makes it very easy to work with them. They are also very thorough and have the technical chops to fully assess development candidates.”

Candidates

Sangeeta

Engagement Manager

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gdR has been a true pleasure to work with. The team makes every effort to meet their candidates personally before presenting them to clients, and ensures that same high-level of personal touch is maintained throughout the entire relationship. gdR is an extremely professional agency, demonstrating control over all the key processes and really ensuring a great candidate experience. From onboarding to maintaining lasting relationships, their excellence shines through every step of the way. It’s been a pleasure working with them and I hope to continue partnering with gdR for many future endeavors to come.

Brian

VP Development

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Bruce and the gdR team are the only recruiters I reach out to when I’m either looking for new opportunities or need to fill a role. They are one of the rare teams that truly understand how technology companies operate and how to match the right candidate to an organization. When working with them I have never felt pressured to interview for a role that I wasn’t interested in, or interview a candidate that I didn’t think would be a good fit. I would recommend working with his team to anyone.

William

VP Technology

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gdR has an excellent ability to connect a client’s unique requirements with a potential candidate’s strengths. Through their extensive professional connections, gdR presented an opportunity that I wasn’t even seeking out, and I have enjoyed every minute since joining this phenomenal Canadian company’s growth story.

Bonnie

VP Talent

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Whether as a client or a candidate, gdR brings integrity and partnership to recruiting that, in my experience, is unmatched. The combined experience of Melissa Grossman and Bruce Dorland covers a broad spectrum of industries. They bring honesty, integrity and professionalism to a crowded industry, and therefore stand out.  gdR is always my first call.

Jon

Director, Product Management

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Bruce Dorland is a rare breed in the world of recruiters. He deeply cares about ensuring there is a great fit between a candidate and the company they are being considered for. He has very in-depth knowledge of the technology industry based on his many years of experience as a recruiter and a product manager; this expertise is invaluable when evaluating the fit between candidate and company. When recommending people for a position, gdR is very diligent in proposing only the best for the job, as opposed to “throwing mud at the wall and seeing what sticks” like some recruiters do. I’ve been placed by gdR and have had them recruit for my company. I would highly recommend gdR to anyone needing a first-rate recruiting firm.

Mark

Sr. UI Architect

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It was a pleasure working with the team at gdR. Their knowledge of the industry found an opportunity for me that was a perfect match.  Not only did they find me the perfect position, but they supported me each step of the way.

Hilton

Solution Architect

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It was my first time working as a contractor. Bruce and Dave at gdR made the transition smooth and worry-free. They were professional and provided me with valuable advice. They continuously followed-up with their client and kept me updated with the hiring process. It was a great pleasure working with gdR, and I highly recommend them.

Anton

Software Architect

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I had the chance to work with gdR – it was simple, easy and predictable. I felt confident as their recruiters are excellent communicators, have an easy-going attitude and are prompt to follow up. I wish there were more professionals like them. They do great work!

Elvis

Sr. Systems Administrator

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gdR has been a great recruiter for me and a few of my former colleagues. They do a good job of finding a match for both the employer and candidate, and setting clear expectations on both sides. It’s rare to find a recruiter like that.

James

Principal Engineer

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The gdR recruiting team was very efficient and professional. They evaluated my job experience and built me a strong candidate profile. The position they found gave me exactly what I wanted and was a good match with my experience. My new role is great step forward in my career path.

Nicole

Sr. Engineer

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The gdR team’s experience, knowledge of recruiting and understanding of the opportunities within the IT industry make them exceptional recruiters. I am very happy with their services and would recommend them to anyone looking for a perfect match between job and skills. They always made sure to follow up during the interview process and provided me with feedback from the client. It was a pleasure working with them.

Hai

Sr. Java Engineer

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I feel so fortunate to have worked with the team at gdR. They found my dream job in a great company. They are extremely efficient and very encouraging, and have an exceptionally high level of professionalism and responsiveness. I would highly recommend gdR as a very reliable recruiting firm.

Elaine

Sr. Program Manager

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If you are working with gdR, you are in good hands indeed. I was (am) very leery of using recruiting companies as I always felt that they were looking out for their best interest, not necessarily yours. Needless to say, Bruce was the consummate professional from start to finish. I felt like he was my own personal career coach. He was very honest with me and provided timely status updates. I landed a very good role at a tier one company, which is exactly what I wanted and where I thought I should be at this stage in my career. Would I do business with gdR again? You bet. Dealing with them was an absolute pleasure.

Olga

Sr. Quality Assurance Consultant

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gdR is a company devoted to its candidates and clients, and that puts heart into its work. It was a pleasure to work with their dedicated, professional and competent team. When looking for a new career path or new opportunities, I would highly recommend the gdR team to help develop and manage your professional identity.

Tom L

Sr. Quality Assurance Consultant

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gdR is a very efficient recruiting agency. Unlike some of the big agencies, their team found me a job in less than a week. They are truly professional and took care of my needs. I enjoyed working with gdR and would recommend them to everyone I know.

Jim Cloughley

VP Engineering

Microdea

Profile: Award-winning enterprise software company focused on document management and business process automation technology for the transportation industry.

Client Since: 2015

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“I’ve worked with gdR for many years, both as an executive and as an employer.  I found that gdR is well connected in the Toronto tech scene, which makes it very easy to work with them. They are also very thorough and have the technical chops to fully assess development candidates.”