We advance careers and grow teams

GTA believes great talent deserves great opportunities. We match talented senior tech and data professionals from across the world with excellent jobs in Canada, and we work with employers in Canada's tech sector to expand their hiring pools worldwide and find top talent easily. Our team is always finding faster, more efficient ways to redistribute the world's supply of tech brilliance —so that everyone succeeds.

Meet our team

Collectively, our global team of recruitment experts, tech pros, immigration specialists, and intellectual educators has worked in more that 100 different countries.


Sean Languedoc / Founder & CEO

Sean is a respected entrepreneur who has built four tech companies in Canada and done business in eight countries on three continents. His years in the innovation sector have taught him that companies succeed when their teams succeed, so he’s helping tech companies build strong teams in a faster, simpler way.

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Richelle Matthews / COO

Richelle has more than 15 years of experience in strategic partnerships, tech and program design, and formerly led the TELUS Technology Accelerator and RBC Social Enterprise Accelerator. She has lived and worked in North America, Africa and Asia, and holds a Masters degree in intercultural and international communication focused on building intercultural intelligence from a neuroscience perspective.

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Kathy Nguyen / VP Fulfillment Operations

With more than 15 years of experience as a senior manager and business developer for the I.T. and software staffing industry Kathy has worked with teams in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., Italy, U.A.E., Hong Kong and Croatia. She is the founder and CEO of Katalyst International Consulting and WINSociety (Women Inspiring Network of Founders).

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Ahmmed Mohammed / Software Developer & System Administrator

Originally from Palestine, Ahmmed worked in Thailand and Syria before coming to Calgary. Ahmmed has worked at 3elm Consulting, Inspire Solutions and HiNet Smart Solutions, and is an active contributor to the Calgary development community. He’s soon to be a Canadian citizen!

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Aiman Saparova / Research Lead

Aiman is a HR professional who spent five years working internationally in Eastern Europe and Kazakhstan. She holds a Masters degree in human resources management (international development) from the University of Manchester, is an associate member of CPHR Alberta and is currently studying HR Analytics at AIHR.

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Hailey Lee / PERM Recruitment Coordinator

Originally from South Korea, Hailey is a newcomer in Canada. Her time in South Korea, as well as in Australia, has given her an understanding of international talent's strengths that lay in their diversity. Through her work at GTA, Hailey aims to be a recruiter who continues to understand everyone's differences and embraces the diversity of people from around the globe.

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John Sears / Sales Specialist

John joins the team directly from his SAIT internship with GTA. He is inquisitive, and detailed-oriented helping to ensure GTA’s clients and team get what they need to grow faster. Nicknamed the Specialist of 'Getting it Done,' John wears many hats for GTA. Whether he is connecting busy tech leaders with tech talent and teams from around the world, or mastering the art of digital research, he can always be counted on to deliver.

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Kaitlynn Brooks / Communications Specialist

Kaitlynn, or Kait comes to the GTA team from Mount Royal University, where she recently graduated with a degree in communications, majoring in public relations. Kait covers all things communications and is a master of organization. Although she grew up in Calgary, she has a heart for diversity that is demonstrated through her volunteer work with Rocky Mountain Adaptive and the Autism Aspergers Friendship Society.

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Lena Chichkaliuk / Client Success Manger

Lena has more than five years of tech project management experience in Canada and Eastern Europe, keeping multiple teams on task and on track. She has lived and studied in the U.S. and Germany, and has pioneered many multicultural exchange youth projects. Lena holds a Masters degree in English and German Interpretation and speaks four languages: Ukrainan, Russian, English and German.

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Lee Henderson / Strategic Growth Specialist

Lee has spent 18 years in the tourism industry taking more than 26,000 international travellers all over western Canada and the U.S. Now he calls GTA home, where he uses his unique (and sometimes crazy) people skills to help busy tech leaders "get their weekends back" by connecting them with the right tech talent and teams. It's no mistake that Lee was born on Valentine’s Day because matchmaking of all types is what he does best.

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Noor Jamil / Sales and Marketing Intern

A current student at SAIT, Noor joins the GTA team as a marketing and sales intern.She speaks four languages and has travelled most of the Middle East.While studying at an American school in Saudi Arabia,she learned amongst students from all around the world,exposing her to the different cultures and customs.Noor has an entrepreneurial spirit and has experience in launching her own company,helping her to better understand marketing and sales development.

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Skyler MacDonald / Fulfillment Specialist

Skyler joined the fulfillment team after her SAIT internship with GTA. She has spent many years traveling, staying with local families and hostels all around the world. Skyler has visited a total of 11 countries and speaks English and French. Immersing herself in new customs and cultures has given her valuable international experience that applies to her work with GTA.

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Board of Directors



Larry Fichtner
Board Chair

An experienced business leader, Larry is the president of Entrada Resource Management Ltd., former board Chair of S.i. Systems and former executive vice-president at Veritas DGC Inc. For the past 10 years, he has focused on building and strengthening non-profit organizations as a board member and chair of special projects and development committees.

Cody Church
Board Member

Cody has more than 20 years of experience and direct investment in more than 40 independent businesses. He was a founding partner of TriWest Capital Partners and later formed Clear North Capital, where he is the president and CEO. Cody has earned a reputation for integrity, entrepreneurial drive and commitment to building formidable partnerships.

Sean Languedoc
Founder & CEO

Sean is a respected entrepreneur who has built four tech companies in Canada and done business in eight countries on three continents. His years in the innovation sector have taught him that companies succeed when their teams succeed, so he’s helping tech companies build strong teams in a faster, simpler way.

Advisors



Brian Felesky / Founder & Chair of InterGen Connect Fund

Brian is the past vice-chairman of investment banking (Canada) with Credit Suisse Securities and was a founding partner of Felesky Flynn LP. A former director of Suncor Energy Ltd., Precision Drilling Ltd. and Capital Power LP, Brian now sits on the selection committee for the Calgary Business Hall of Fame and is a Member of the Order of Canada and Queen’s Counsel.

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Tina Mathas / Personal & Business Growth Coach

Tina is a senior leader in executive coaching, leadership development and management consulting. She helps clients meet their goals in enterprise program management, technology strategies, brand management and professional development programs, and offers expertise in crowdfunding, venture capital funding and B2B/B2C business solutions.

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Raj Narula / Founder & CEO of InCa Synergies

A global business builder with more than 30 years of experience, Raj helps tech companies develop market entry strategies in Canada and India. Raj is an alumni board member at the University of Ottawa and advisor to the Canada India Centre at Carleton University, and he is an in-demand speaker in both Canada and India.

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Paul O’Donoghue / Chair of Showpass

A former energy executive who has turned his attention to tech, Paul has 25 years of experience in corporate finance. He’s the chair of Showpass, an online ticketing platform, and managing director of CDN Discovery, an information services company for the energy sector. Paul has played professional tennis around the world.

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