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Who We Are - The Founders

Tim believes it’s time to change the way hiring is done.
After spending 13 years at Hostess Frito-Lay where he worked in Sales, Management, IT and Human Resources, Tim Brennan developed new insights into the differences between top performers and poor performers, and how to find, hire and keep the best people.

Today Tim is a provocative and sought-after speaker on hiring and retention issues. He lives with his wife and their two children in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He says he loves going to work everyday because he never stops discovering new ways to improve the hiring process. Tim truly reserves the right to get smarter.

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Jan’s passion is to help people and organizations to find better ways to work together.
Jan van der Hoop spent more than fifteen years in senior Human Resources positions with a number of leading corporations, including Hilton International Hotels, PepsiCo and Office Depot. Through his work, Jan developed a clear understanding of the issues and challenges people face in the corporate trenches, along with some insights into how he could help organizations work smarter.

Today, Jan is actively involved in the community and he is a leading speaker on leadership and organizational performance issues across North America. He lives in Oakville, Ontario with his wife and three daughters. His biggest reward is watching the transformation that takes place in organizations as people find their fit.

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