Management Team

Sean Languedoc

Founder & CEO

Sean is a serial entrepreneur and built 4 tech companies in Canada. Today Sean is CEO of both Global Talent Accelerator and Code in Canada. Charter Member of the C100, Sean has an extensive network with other tech executives, VC’s and angel investors across Canada and the US.

Tiona Corcoran

VP, International Recruitment and Immigration

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant with over 15 years of experience in International Recruitment and Projects with SAIT, Mount Royal University and the University of Alberta. 

Richelle Matthews

VP, Growth

15 years of experience in strategic partnerships, tech and program design both in Canada and globally. Lead of the Telus Technology Accelerator and RBC Social Enterprise Accelerator via CTI. Masters in neuroscience of intercultural communications.

Kathy Nguyen

Director of Operations & Growth

15 years of experience as a senior manager and business developer working in various industries From startups to software to IT staffing and Consulting. Founder and CEO of Katalyst International Consulting and WINSociety(Women Inspiring Network of Founders ). Success Coach and dedicated to client satisfaction.

Ollie Wood


Ollie has 8 years of experience in sales and marketing with platforms for talent and human capital management. He helped lead the global growth of Jobbio out of Ireland and with Visier in California.

Parker Hutchinson


Robotics world championship award for software. Worked for 3 years with the University of Toronto. Published author. Content creator for Tech Talk Tuesday.


Aiman Saparova


HR professional with 5+ years of experience in FMCG and 3 years of experience in an airline. An associate member of CPHR Alberta with a Masters in Human Resources Management (International Development) who is currently studying HR Analytics at AIHR. 

Maen Mulhem

Software Developer & Technical Reviewer

Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer with 8 years of experience in developing and implementing full-cycle solutions in multiple business domains, utilizing the most effective technologies for the project

Ahmmed Mohammed

Software Developer & Technical Reviewer

Software Developer with experience at 3elm Consultant, Inspire Solutions and HiNet Smart Solutions. He has been helping  companies around Calgary build their online presence in addition to contributing to various open-source projects

Board of Directors

Larry Fichtner

Board Chair

Former Board Chair of SI System, President of Entrada Resource Mgt Ltd.and EVP and Board of Veritas DGC, Chair of Arista Energy Limited, Over the past ten years, he has spent a significant portion of his time focused on non-profit organizations, holding board positions and chairing special projects and development committees. 

Cody Church

CEO, Clear North Capital

Cody has more than 20 years of extensive experience and direct investment in over 40 independent businesses. Founding partner of Triwest now founder of Clear North Capital, Cody is a proven leader in the private investment sector. His long-standing reputation for integrity, entrepreneurial drive and commitment to building formidable partnerships.

Sean Languedoc

Founder & CEO

Sean is a serial entrepreneur and built 4 tech companies in Canada .Today Sean is CEO of both Global Talent Accelerator and Code in Canada . Charter Member of the C100, Sean has an extensive network with other tech executives, VC’s and angel investors across Canada and the US.


Brian Felesky

Founder and Chair of InterGen Connect Fund. He is the past Vice-Chairman, Investment Banking(Canada), Credit Suisse Securities. He was a founding partner of Felesky Flynn LP where he specialized in corporate tax law. He is a past Director of Suncor Energy Ltd, Precision Drilling Ltd, Capital Power LP (TransCanada Power) and others. He is on the selection committee for the Calgary Business Hall of Fame and a Member of the Order of Canada and Queen’s Counsel amongst other honours.

Ibrahim Gedeon

Ibrahim Gedeon is one of the telecommunications industry’s eminent thought leaders. By combining insight and skill as an applied scientist with a lighthearted approach to leadership he is now Chief Technology Officer for TELUS, where he is responsible for all technology development and strategy.

Tina Mathas

Tina is a senior leader for executive coaching, leadership development, and management consulting to deliver results for Fortune 500 companies, as well as startup enterprises. In addition, my expertise includes profitable crowdfunding, venture capital funding, and B2B/B2C business solutions. Tina has assisted clients in a wide variety of industries to achieve objectives for enterprise program management, technology strategies, brand management, and professional development programs

Paul O’Donoghue

Paul has 25 years of experience in Corporate finance. He is an oil and gas convert to tech. He is Chair of Showpass, Managing Director of CDN Discovery.


Raj Narula

30 years experience with business development between India and Canada focussed on technology sector. Alumni Board member at University of Ottawa and Advisor to Canada India Center at Carleton University.

GTA accelerates your chances of getting the best tech jobs in Canada.

Did you know?

  • 80% of the best jobs are not advertised
  • 65% of the jobs are placed by referrals not resumes

GTA has the network and can match you with the best jobs that suit your skills so you can relocate to Canada faster. 

We support the immigration process and integration to make your transition to Canada seamless.

Adjusting to working in Canada

Moving to a new country can be overwhelming from securing a visa to making new friends, and thriving in your new workplace. GTA wants you to succeed in your new role, we offer support in:

  • the coordination of relocation
  • arrangement of housing upon arrival
  • introduction to the diaspora community
  • connection to social activities and events
  • introduction to the Canadian workplace and local        communication skills
  • on-going training in business fundamentals,                collaboration, and technology tools

Located in Calgary, Canada’s most liveable city.

Calgary ranked 4th in the 2018 index of global livability compiled by The Economist.
Calgary has the highest concentration of corporate headquarters in Canada. It is home to a young multicultural population, blue skies, high quality of living, and well-paid jobs. Festivals, arts, sports, museums, parks, and natural beauty – Calgary has it all.
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Calgary is next door to Banff and the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Calgary is only 40 minutes from Banff. GTA participants will participate in adventure learning opportunities and special excursions in the city and throughout the province.

Discover & experience your next adventure, that only Canada can offer.


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