I launched SJ Growth Advisors in 2023 after hearing too often "why is it so hard to hire".
With over 10 years of B2B SaaS startup experience, I have implemented hiring programs to allow startups to scale efficiently from volume hires to executive search.
Having spent 3 years in Recruitment tech I have the unique ability analyse an organizations current process with data, diagnose the issues and provide solutions to enable your team to hire the right people at scale.
My Startup Experience
Series B to Exit
Joined Chango as employee 90 and the sole in-house recruiter; in 1 year scaled to over 175 colleagues making them attractive for acquisition.
- Deloitte Fast 50 Winner - Fastest growing start-up
- Acquired for $147M CAD in April 2015
- Hired in Canada, US & UK
- Implemented Jobvite
Series B to C
Joined Flipp in 2015 as employee 160 and third member of Recruitment team. In 2 years scaled organization to 400 colleagues and a Recruitment team of 10.
- Created & Implemented Interviewer Training Program based on Top Grade Methodology
- Facilitated Situational Leadership Training
- Great Places to Work Winner
- Secured Series C funding
Series C to D to Exit
Joined in 2019 as employee #1 for Canadian office, scaled to over 70 within 1 year across all functions while creating a strong culture based on authenticity and performance.
Pivoted to People Operations post RIF of 40% to ensure retention and continued success of our remaining team members.
- Great Places to Work Winner
- Series D of $50M USD
- Hired in Canada & US
- Implemented department specific interview training
Joined as employee #26 and first People team hire. Doubled in size in 1 year including key leadership hires. Created a culture of performance and celebration. Created foundation of People Operations function.
- Included in 50 Most Promising Startups of 2022 by The Information.
- Successful launch of first Performance & Review cycle.
- Coached leadership on hiring best practices
- Hired in US & India
How I can help you grow:
SJ Growth Advisors provides consulting services to help unlock growth through your people. Services include:
- Sourcing & Recruiting foundational hires
- Interviewer Training
- Unconsious Bias Training
- Recruitment Playbook
- Candidate Experience Playbook
- Hiring Manager Playbook
SJ Growth Advisors provides a hands on approach to ensure your team is as productive as possible with the right tech stack.
- ATS Implementation - Ashby, Lever, Greenhouse
- Systems integrations - esignature, messaging
- Internal CMS - Central spot for internal colleagues to find relevant information
SJ Growth Advisors will work with you to analyze your business from the ground up, identify growth opportunities, and develop a tailored strategy to help you reach where you want to be. Some examples include:
- Mission, Visions, Values definition and implemenation
- Performance Management & Feedback process
- Business Communication playbook
- Employer Branding
- And more!