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The gdR team is just that – a team. The result is a finely-tuned engagement where team members in 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 at progressive companies. We work with tech companies to expand their teams and up-level talent. We also strive to create opportunities for collaboration at our Canadian Tech at Scale conference.

Bruce Dorland

Managing Director

Melissa Grossman


Wendy Firestone

Vice President, Talent

Brandon Shim-Ping

Vice President, Talent

Jamie Collins

Vice President, Talent

Travis Harvey

Sr. Researcher

Poonam Mundhra


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…

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…

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 and team recruitment? Are you an exec looking to get a better understanding of the Canadian tech landscape to see what’s out there or are you considering opening a site in Canada? To get in touch, please email Bruce Dorland, Managing Director, at




We are virtual team based in Canada with a mailing address of 463 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 1A7.

Looking to make your next career move? For leadership-level positions (C, VP, Director), please contact Bruce Dorland. For individual contributor positions, contact Note that we do not publish our open jobs, so we encourage you to contact us directly.