At Best Startup Canada we track over 100,000 Canadian startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top British Columbia based CEO’ operating in the Human Resources space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Founder, CEO of SkyHive
As an experienced global business leader with an MBA from Queen’s University, Sean possesses substantial expertise in skills development and is considered a thought leader on the Future of Work. With the mission of combating poverty and unemployment through the use of exponential technology, Sean strives to set a positive example for other entrepreneurs that a successful business can be built in a way that truly helps people.
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About SkyHive: SkyHive is an artificial intelligence technology that drives rapid reskilling of workforces and communities across the world.
Co-Founder & CEO of Hazel
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About Hazel: Hazel’s software gives clarity on where your managers are struggling, and effective growth plans to help develop their skills.
Co-Founder & CEO of Circus
CoFounder/CEO @CircusHR – Cutting the HR headache for film & TV. #CanadianScreenAward nominated Producer (#HelloDestroyer, #TIFF16).
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About Circus: Powering studios, behind the scenes.
Co-Founder & CEO of Riipen
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About Riipen: Riipen is an experiential learning platform that helps schools connect their students to industry & enables companies to pick top talent.
CEO & Co-Founder of TalentClick
I have co-founded three companies and invested in a small handful. My expertise and interests are in psychology, media, and learning, which can lend itself to human resource related applications, eLearning for the workplace, corporate storytelling, or digital media.
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About TalentClick: Predictive analytic assessments measuring risk-based personality traits to hire and train better employees.
President & CEO of Cardero Resource
Henk has had a successful career in the mining business for over 25 years. Since 1999 Henk has been a Director of Cardero Resource Corp and was instrumental in establishing the Cardero Group of Companies. Henk holds senior management and director positions with several resource exploration and development companies. Henk has raised over $200 million for mining exploration and his leadership, knowledge and access to capital are an invaluable asset to the company. Since founding the Company in 1999, Henk has created significant value for shareholders, not least through acquisition of undervalued projects like Pampa de Pongo, which was acquired for less than $1 million six years before it was sold for $100 million. Henk will continue to focus on corporate strategic initiatives for Cardero.
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About Cardero Resource, Wealth Minerals: Cardero Resource is a resource company focused on building a base metals exploration and development company.
Chief Executive Officer and President of Logan Resources
Stewart Wallis began his career with Cominco Ltd. carrying out exploration for base and precious metals throughout Eastern Canada. Since 1994, he has been the managing director of Sundance Geological Ltd., a consulting company which provides geological services including due diligence, prefeasibility and NI 43-101 Technical Reports on gold, PGE, uranium and base metal operating and exploration properties located throughout the world. Mr. Wallis was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jet Metal Corp. (formerly Crosshair Energy Corp.) (TSX) from 2009 until April 2012, and currently sits on the boards and is a member of the Audit Committees of Jet Metal Corp. (TSX) and SG Spirit Gold Inc. (TSX-V). Mr. Wallis received his B.Sc. in Geology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His professional affiliations include APEG B.C.
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About Logan Resources: Logan Resources Ltd. is a junior exploration company in the business of acquiring and advancing Canadian mineral properties.
CEO of StarGarden
With over 20 years of experience in the software industry, Marnie specializes in human capital management, payroll, human resources and time and attendance solutions. Her previous positions at StarGarden include COO, Manager of Operations, and Product Consultant. Marnie received an MBA from Simon Fraser University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of British Columbia. She has served on the boards of Simon Fraser University’s MBA Alumni Association and the Wired Woman Society, where she worked towards setting the overall direction and strategy for the organizations.
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About StarGarden: StarGarden HCM delivers a better way to manage your entire employee life cycle from hiring to retiring.