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

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The gdR team is just that – a team. The result is a finely-tuned engagement where team members in leadership system design, leadership coaching & training, research, 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, up-level talent, and build high performance team practices. We strive to create opportunities for collaboration at our Canadian Tech at Scale conference and in supporting diversity in tech through our women in tech coaching circles.

Bruce Dorland

Managing Director

Melissa Grossman


Mic Berman

Co-Founder - Leaders @ Scale

Wendy Firestone

Director of Talent

Brandon Shim-Ping

Director of Talent

Jamie Collins

Director of Talent

Mandy Cole

Talent + Client Manager

Travis Harvey

Sr. Researcher

Tara Rhodes

Leaders @ Scale - Leadership Coach

Miranda Donald

Leaders @ Scale - Leadership Coach

Alvin Pilobello

Leaders @ Scale - Leadership Coach

Nayna Trehan

Sr. Researcher

Ruben Acuna

Finance Manager

Our Thoughts

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…

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…

What’s The Right Speed?

My name is Mic. I am a leadership coach, entrepreneur and former COO  who’s worked in the tech sector for the last two decades with founders and senior executive teams. My purpose is to help them build, grow and thrive. I aspire to help leaders and teams get to a state of “flow” — for…

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…

How To Manage a Team Remotely

When I was at Mozilla Firefox, our team was literally all over the world, across multiple time zones, cultures and languages. We had to rangle many factors beyond video, chat and shared docs to enable connection and work to happen. In the face of a rapidly changing situation with Covid-19, most companies that can, have…

So, You Want to Become a Data Scientist

If you’re contemplating a move into the role of data scientist, congratulations. Harvard Business Review calls it “the sexiest job of the 21st century”. The job market reports a data science skills shortage. Indeed ranked Data Scientist #3 on their list of Best Jobs for 2020. Data Science is in demand Here’s a mind-blowing stat:…

Rising to the Top: Three Things you need to learn about your organization, and yourself

If you’re an ambitious and motivated person, you’re likely developing a plan to move up into a leadership position, either within your current organization or in a new company. If you’re a manager already, read this article with your team in mind – not just yourself. You will be measured based on the success of…

Connect With Us

Interested in learning more about our exec search, team recruitment or Leaders @ Scale leadership development practices? 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.




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