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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Tiona Corcoran / VP of International Recruitment & Immigration

Tiona has worked in more than 70 countries and has more than 15 years of experience in international recruiting. As a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and an expert in cross-cultural corporate training, Tiona has led major international recruitment projects for SAIT, Mount Royal University and the University of Alberta.

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Richelle Matthews / VP of Growth

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 / Director of Operations & Growth

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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Ollie Wood / Director of Client Growth

Ollie has eight years of experience in sales and marketing with platforms for talent and human capital management. He worked in the U.S. for Visier, a leading workplace analytics company, and helped lead global growth for Ireland-based job search platform Jobbio as the company grew from a team of five to more than 100.

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Parker Hutchinson / Technical Lead

Sometimes called GTA’s “boy genius,” Parker holds a Robotics World Championship Award for software and is a published author. He worked for three years with the University of Toronto, and is now the tech lead for GTA.

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Aiman Saparova / Manager of Recruitment & Channel Partners

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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Maen Mulhem / Software Developer & Technical Reviewer

Maen is a senior full-stack software engineer with eight years of international experience in Turkey, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. He was an assistant lecturer on algorithms and data structure at the University of Damascus, and is an expert at developing and implementing full-cycle solutions in multiple business domains

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Lee Henderson / Social Media Manager & Content Creator

After graduating with a marketing degree from Simon Fraser University, Lee spent more than 18 years taking international students and travellers all over western Canada and the U.S., meeting and entertaining more than 26,000 people. Now he calls GTA home, connecting with people all over the world on our social media channels, hosting important monthly panel discussions and keeping our brand fresh with lots of editing and design tricks.

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Lena Chichkaliuk / Project Development Manager

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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Danna Ibrasheva / Technical Recruitment Specialist

Danna brings to GTA more than seven years of experience in HR, specializing in mass technical recruitment for oil and gas and copper mining companies. She once filled more than 250 roles in one year, which amounts to almost one hire per business day. Danna holds a Masters degree in Eastern Studies, speaks four languages (Russian, English, Mandarin and Kazakh) and is a committed volunteer for the Canadian Red Cross.

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Ahmmed Mohammed / Software Developer & Technical Reviewer

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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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.

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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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Ibrahim Gedeon / Chief Technology Officer of TELUS

One of the telecommunication industry’s eminent thought leaders, Ibrahim combines his insight and skill as an applied scientist with an unconventional approach to leadership. As CTO for Telus, Ibrahim is responsible for all technology development and strategy. He has been named four times to the Global Telecoms Business magazine’s GTB Power 100 list.

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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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