Frustrated with the challenges our peers faced looking for their first jobs as well as the software provided to university and college campuses, we set out to build a product tailored for entry-level job seekers.
First, we launched a recruiting resource. After gaining thousands of users and paying customers, we realized the problem was not able to be solved by building a newer, flashier job board.
The real challenge job seekers faced was that there were too many recruiting resources and no way to keep track of them all.
With that in mind, we created CareerJSM, the first comprehensive Job Search Management platform available to campus career centres.
After working in post-secondary education, Jeffrey became passionate about developing software to help students transition into gainful employment. Frustrated with the quality of software that was available to him and his peers in his undergrad, he got to work with Tristan to enhance the Job Search Management Space. Outside of work Jeffrey takes pride in his Fantasy Football League and hopes to take first place.
Tristan is a startup veteran who has been a co-founder of three startups – with one exit. Through consulting with 20+ early to mid stage companies he has developed an incredibly wide range of technical & business acumen. With expertise in front-end design/development and user experience, he is excited to bring great UX to the education sector
Full Stack Developer
Maggie joined the CareerJSM team as a full stack developer after spending the last couple years working for start-ups in both Vancouver and Toronto. She thinks coffee and code go together a little too well, and she’s probably wearing a giant blanket scarf. When she’s not fixing bugs and writing features at CareerJSM, she is often teaching code to beginners at Lighthouse Labs.
After completing an internship at Manulife Asset Management, Bukhtar joined CareerJSM’s Growth team. His vision is to help as many students as possible learn more about the value of Job Search Management. Outside of work, Bukhtar enjoys watching Toronto sports teams (Go Raptors!) and binge watching Netflix shows.
Blake joined the Business Development team at CareerJSM having spent the last couple of years working with an investor and business development platform and advising early stage entrepreneurs. He’s passionate about helping students find meaningful careers after graduation. A sports junkie, when Blake’s not working with university career centers in helping them improve the student job search he’s often thinking about the next fantasy football trade, watching another Erik Karlsson Norris trophy campaign and waiting on the first day of Blue Jays spring training.
Board and Advisors
Peter is a global technology leader, a private equity investor, an advisor, and Board Director. Peter has more than 30 years of experience as an executive in the tech sector, as a VP at Nortel when it was a Fortune 100 company, as CEO of venture-backed Metconnex and SiberCore Technologies, as Founder and CEO of Venturing Hills Corporation, and as CEO of Mercury Connects.
Peter has served as a Board member or on the Advisory Board of many corporate, venture, community and education boards, including most notably: Creation Technologies, Ottawa Hydro and Telecom Ottawa; the Nortel Ventures Board and the Capital Angel Network; The Ottawa Partnership (TOP), OCRI, The Vision Awards, and the Canadian Forces Human Resources Advisory Board; and the Queen’s MBAst, University of Ottawa EMBA, and Ashbury College.
A lawyer by profession, Peter (Queens LL.B, MBA) was called to the Ontario Bar in 1982.
Paul is President and Chief Operating Officer for Wesley Clover. He has held this position since 2010. He is also a member of the Investment Committee for the Wesley Clover Technology Portfolio. Paul is responsible for portfolio management, new investments and holds Directorships with a number of the investee companies.
In addition to his responsibilities for the Technology Portfolio, he is also a Director on the Board of KRP Properties, Brookstreet Hotel and The Celtic Manor Resort. From 2001 to 2010, Paul served as Vice President, Finance at Wesley Clover, where his responsibilities included all areas of finance, taxation, treasury and accounting for the technology, real estate and hotel properties in the Wesley Clover group of companies.
Prior to joining Wesley Clover, Paul was Director of Finance at Tundra Semiconductor and was part of the team that took the company public in 1999. He continued in an advisory capacity at Tundra from 2001 to 2008. Paul began his career in public accounting and worked at Deloitte until 1998. He is a Certified Professional Accountant, achieving his Chartered Accountancy designation in 1991.