Kira Talent Gains Wealth of Knowledge with Addition of Four Notable Experts to Advisory Board

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Toronto's Kira Talent has added four important names to its advisory board.

The Canadian startup, which boasts an award-winning video interviewing platform, hopes the addition of these "industry-leading professionals" will help fuel the company's "aggressive global expansion plans."

Kira Talent has added Sandy Buik, Michael Burns, Joe Canavan, and Dr. Aris Zakinthinos to the board. Buik is a talent expert with deep understanding of and speaks regularly on the key issues facing talent leaders in large and mid-cap companies. She's has held senior talent roles with Dell, Pepsi, and more. Burns is president of Thornmark Asset Management and previously held senior and founding roles in Accretive Advisor, Wellington West Holdings, Clearsight Wealth Management, Magna, and launched eDrugstore.ca, Canada’s first online pharmacy.

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Canavan has held leading roles in the wealth management industry as CEO of Assante Wealth Management, and president of Synergy Asset Management and Fidelity Investments Canada. He currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of the Children Aids Foundation and as a Board Member for the Next 36: Canada’s Entrepreneur Initiative. Zakinthinos is an award-winning CTO with broad understanding of how to build and scale technology solutions and is currently the CTO at Achievers.

“We’ve been very selective in recruiting a group of phenomenal visionaries to help guide Kira Talent’s product development, market strategy, and to help us build a globally focused business," says Kira Talent CEO Emilie Cushman.

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The startup provides a simple video interview screening platform that allows organizations to see applicants through a cloud-based and mobile interface.

“We have aggressive global expansion plans. Our clients understand that it’s a global talent market place and that video interview screening allows them to expand their reach with confidence,” adds Cushman.

Company:
Kira Talent
Website:
http://www.kiratalent.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kira Talent helps organizations find the best individuals and companies build great teams. Using pre-recorded video questions, and timed video responses, Kira Talent brings the real-life interview feel online, and allows you to rate, share and compare candidates with colleagues in minutes. more

Company:
The Next 36
Website:
http://www.thenext36.ca
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Next 36 addresses Canada's deficit of high impact entrepreneurship by providing resource-rich education programs to promising young entrepreneurs. It was founded by a small group of business leaders and academics and is championed by Founding Patrons W. Galen Weston, Paul Desmarais, Sr. and Jimmy Pattison. We believe that by fast-tracking the development of Canada’s most talented young innovators, we will... more

Company:
Achievers
Website:
http://www.achievers.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

At Achievers, our mission is to Change the Way the World Works. Your employees are your company’s greatest asset; when you empower them to succeed, your business reaps the benefits. We believe in building a culture of recognition where performance, not presence, is rewarded. A culture of recognition not only inspires your employees to achieve and grow, it drives results for your organization. Achievers is one of... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more




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