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Our vision is to become the most innovative and trusted brand for jobs. We're building powerful tools for the Mobile Generation. Our mission is to make recruiting, and work itself, an amazing experience for everyone. 


The business was founded by professionals from the recruiting and tech fields - Ray Gibson from recruiting and HR, and Andrew Evans from the founding team at Careerbuilder.com. While opportunities in recruiting tech are broad, the founders identified a specific stage in the recruiting process that was not being well-addressed by modern tools and where significant value could be added - pre-selection - where applicants are chosen for interviews or further assessment. Pre-selection is often the most time-consuming and therefore most expensive step. This is especially true for employers who collect hundreds or even thousands of candidate resumes or CVs, which often all look the same.


The company’s core products center around 15-second videos filmed by candidates on their own mobile phones and web browsers. This puts job applications firmly in the social media and mobile native arena, empowering job seekers to present themselves in their own way. In addition to reducing cost and time-to-hire, StartMonday brings massive employer branding opportunities to its clients.

In 2015, StartMonday graduated from Startupbootcamp, the prestigious European business accelerator program, with a working product and launching customers. Since then, the management team has continued to win more loyal customers (including citizenM hotels, RTL, Uber, and Intercontinental Hotels Group); processed thousands of 15-second videos and candidates; begun developing the feature set to better serve fast-growing employers; secured a technology partnership with IBM Watson; established a US trademark for “StartMonday” and acquired the startmonday.com domain; and generally prepared the business for massive scaling to thousands of clients.

In preparing to take the company public, Mike Thome was hired as an experienced CFO, and a Vancouver-based capital team was established to manage investor relations, brokers, compliance and processes related to the exchange and to plan longer-term financing of the business.

Leadership

Ray Gibson

Co-Founder
Chief Executive Officer

Ray Gibson has been working in HR and recruitment for 16 years. Managing teams both as a recruitment agent and as an employer, he managed 450 people as HR leader for Interoute in Europe. He has seen every type of recruitment process in a wide range of industries and locations. This experience helped shape the original concept of StartMonday and continues to inspire new features. Ray studied business and personnel management at the University of Humberside. As CEO, Ray leads strategy, business operations, and cultural and team development while also maintaining a strong interest in the product direction of the business.

Ray Gibson has been working in HR and recruitment for 16 years. Managing teams both as a recruitment agent and as an employer, he managed 450 people as HR leader for Interoute in Europe. He has seen every type of recruitment process in a wide range of industries and locations. This experience helped shape the original concept of StartMonday and continues to inspire new features. Ray studied business and personnel management at the University of Humberside. As CEO, Ray leads strategy, business operations, and cultural and team development while also maintaining a strong interest in the product direction of the business.

Andrew Evans

Co-Founder
Chief Product Officer

Andrew Evans helped start the first job board on the web, Careerbuilder.com. He has dealt with many of the challenges facing us in changing behavior, integrating with existing databases, designing engaging customer journeys and building development teams. As a technical co-founder at Careerbuilder, he helped take jobs from newspapers to the web as an emerging technology in 1995. Mr. Evans was also on the founding team at JobFox, the first semantic matching engine for jobs. His master’s degree work was in big data analytics and machine learning for the biotech field. Mr. Evans obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Music from American University in 1989 and a Master of Science in Biotechnology/Bioinformatics from Johns Hopkins University in 2012. In his capacity as Chief Product Officer, Andrew leads product ideation, validation and technical development.

Andrew Evans helped start the first job board on the web, Careerbuilder.com. He has dealt with many of the challenges facing us in changing behavior, integrating with existing databases, designing engaging customer journeys and building development teams. As a technical co-founder at Careerbuilder, he helped take jobs from newspapers to the web as an emerging technology in 1995. Mr. Evans was also on the founding team at JobFox, the first semantic matching engine for jobs. His master’s degree work was in big data analytics and machine learning for the biotech field. Mr. Evans obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Music from American University in 1989 and a Master of Science in Biotechnology/Bioinformatics from Johns Hopkins University in 2012. In his capacity as Chief Product Officer, Andrew leads product ideation, validation and technical development.

Ruud Nijs

Director

Mr. Nijs is a seasoned international banker and entrepreneur with 27 years of experience. Mr. Nijs is personally connected on a decision-making level in all parts of the Dutch economy (in and outside the banking industry). He has been a Partner of TheRockGroup since February of 2012, is the Chairman of the Investment Committee of Participatiemaatschappij Duurzame Economie Noord-Holland, a revolving fund focused on sustainable economy (bio mass, building, sun and wind energy) for the Province of Noord-Holland and is the Chairman of Investment for Oost NL, a development company of Eastern Netherlands.

Mr. Nijs is a seasoned international banker and entrepreneur with 27 years of experience. Mr. Nijs is personally connected on a decision-making level in all parts of the Dutch economy (in and outside the banking industry). He has been a Partner of TheRockGroup since February of 2012, is the Chairman of the Investment Committee of Participatiemaatschappij Duurzame Economie Noord-Holland, a revolving fund focused on sustainable economy (bio mass, building, sun and wind energy) for the Province of Noord-Holland and is the Chairman of Investment for Oost NL, a development company of Eastern Netherlands.

Morgan Tincher

Director

Mr. Morgan Tincher has +20 years of corporate finance experience and +12 years of finance advisory expertise in the technology, entertainment and natural resources industries with focuses on public and private financings, corporate governance, and structure of mergers, acquisitions and IPOs. Since 2004, Mr. Tincher has been the Principal of Smorgasbord Holdings Ltd., which manages a variety of public and private equity investments, directorship roles, and provides management consulting services to a diverse range of businesses. 

Most recently, Mr. Tincher has been a director and officer of Liberty One Lithium Corp. since May 2013 where he is responsible for all financial operations management, stakeholder engagement, compliance and regulatory matters. Mr. Tincher served as CEO, President and a Director of Oculus Ventures Corporation from 2012 to 2014 through its acquisition via a reverse-merger and capitalization ($20MM) of Toronto based Slyce Inc. (now Pounce Technologies Inc.), developer of the most accurate image recognition technology available today. During the same period, Mr. Tincher also assisted in the capitalization ($10MM) of Venice, CA based Trace Intelligent Systems, creator of a visually intelligent SmartCamera, which was - thanks to raised capital and collective guidance - able to acquire Draganfly Innovations Inc., an industry leader in the commercial UAV industry.

From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Tincher served as VP Finance at Probe Resources Ltd. (now Rooster Energy Ltd.) where he was responsible for capital structure alternatives and financial analysis, corporate business planning, and investor relations activities for this natural gas developer, while successfully assisting with the process of raising >$50MM in capital via both debt and equity offerings.

Mr. Tincher also served as a Director of Inform Resources Corp. from September 2013 to October 2015 and currently serves on the boards of two privately held companies.

Mr. Morgan Tincher has +20 years of corporate finance experience and +12 years of finance advisory expertise in the technology, entertainment and natural resources industries with focuses on public and private financings, corporate governance, and structure of mergers, acquisitions and IPOs. Since 2004, Mr. Tincher has been the Principal of Smorgasbord Holdings Ltd., which manages a variety of public and private equity investments, directorship roles, and provides management consulting services to a diverse range of businesses. 

Most recently, Mr. Tincher has been a director and officer of Liberty One Lithium Corp. since May 2013 where he is responsible for all financial operations management, stakeholder engagement, compliance and regulatory matters. Mr. Tincher served as CEO, President and a Director of Oculus Ventures Corporation from 2012 to 2014 through its acquisition via a reverse-merger and capitalization ($20MM) of Toronto based Slyce Inc. (now Pounce Technologies Inc.), developer of the most accurate image recognition technology available today. During the same period, Mr. Tincher also assisted in the capitalization ($10MM) of Venice, CA based Trace Intelligent Systems, creator of a visually intelligent SmartCamera, which was - thanks to raised capital and collective guidance - able to acquire Draganfly Innovations Inc., an industry leader in the commercial UAV industry.

From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Tincher served as VP Finance at Probe Resources Ltd. (now Rooster Energy Ltd.) where he was responsible for capital structure alternatives and financial analysis, corporate business planning, and investor relations activities for this natural gas developer, while successfully assisting with the process of raising >$50MM in capital via both debt and equity offerings.

Mr. Tincher also served as a Director of Inform Resources Corp. from September 2013 to October 2015 and currently serves on the boards of two privately held companies.

Mike Thome

Chief Financial Officer

Currently Mr. Thome is a principal with The CFO Centre, acting as the CFO for organizations on a part-time basis. He has acted as CFO for a number of clients in various industries, including distribution, manufacturing, mining, advertising and retail. Mike has assisted with the start-up of several new ventures and has also been the CFO of PhosCan Chemical Corp., a public company that traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Prior work experiences include VP Finance at Deluxe Entertainment Services and VP Finance at Canada Brick. Mr. Thome obtained a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA degree from the University of Toronto and holds the CPA (CA) designation.
In his capacity as CFO, he is responsible for the financial operations of the company including reporting, budgeting and strategic planning.

Currently Mr. Thome is a principal with The CFO Centre, acting as the CFO for organizations on a part-time basis. He has acted as CFO for a number of clients in various industries, including distribution, manufacturing, mining, advertising and retail. Mike has assisted with the start-up of several new ventures and has also been the CFO of PhosCan Chemical Corp., a public company that traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Prior work experiences include VP Finance at Deluxe Entertainment Services and VP Finance at Canada Brick. Mr. Thome obtained a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA degree from the University of Toronto and holds the CPA (CA) designation.
In his capacity as CFO, he is responsible for the financial operations of the company including reporting, budgeting and strategic planning.

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