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Work History

Director of Talent Acquisition

Shopify
Dec 2015Present

Leads a team of 35 recruiters, researchers, and coordinators across 5 offices.

Responsible for attracting and hiring diverse and high caliber talent to meet Shopify's aggressive hiring targets.

Founder and COO

Caged Collective Inc.
2014Present

Leads the business operations of a Toronto and New York based ecommerce lifestyle brand.

Talent Scout

Shopify
Apr 2013Dec 2015

Hired over 150 people across 15 departments.

Led the opening of Shopify's Montreal office and grew the team from 4 to 35 technologists in 1 year.

Partner Manager

Shopify
Sept 2012Apr 2013

Attracted and managed third-party designers, developer, marketers, and consultants who supported Shopify merchants.

HR Intern

Shopify
May 2011Sept 2011

Helped to build the initial HR processes of a young technology startup.

Extra Curricular

Founder 

Beyond the Code
2014Present

Beyond the Code brings diverse individuals together to share lessons, insights and advice in the field of technology. This one-day event provides meaningful conversations with technologists from different backgrounds and a strong focus on hard skills. 

Volunteer

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT CANADA
20132014

Junior Achievement volunteers teach grade 3-12 students about financial literacy, workplace readiness and entrepreneurship. Topics include how to prepare a budget, workplace communications skills and launching a successful business.

Volunteer

International Career Mentorship Program
2013Present

The Telfer School International Career Mentorship Program is designed to help international students in their 3rd and 4th years of study make the transition into careers in Canada after graduation.

Mentored international students in the commerce program at Ottawa University.

Volunteer

Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
20002008

Organized children's programming as a volunteer at the Celtic Roots Festival.

Education

Bachelor of Social science, Political Science and Communications (French Immersion) 

University of Ottawa
20092013

Graduated Magna Cum Laude with french-language proficiency accreditation.

Certificat des Études Politique

Science Po Lyon
20112012

International year of study in french.

Skills

Event Organizer

Experienced at organizing successful events in the technology, human resources and leadership, and cultural sectors in both Canada and internationally.

Marathon Runner

4 half marathons (2012 - Paris, 2012 - Ottawa, 2013 - Ottawa, 2015 - Ottawa),  1 full marathon (2015 - Toronto). Upcoming: half marathon in Ottawa in September.

Aviation

Interest in aviation and working to obtain a private pilot license. 20 Hours of flight at Rockliffe Flying Club.

Ski/Snowboard Instructor

Taught group and private lessons in both skiing and snowboarding for 6 years at Beaver Valley Ski Club.