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HR.com Team - Real People in the People Business!

HR.com is in business to help build great companies by connecting them to the knowledge and resources they need to effectively manage the people side of business. As the global authority, we deliver HR Best Practices to help organizations build great companies through community, collaboration, research, shared best practices, and measurements.

Management | Accounting | Events & Webcasts | Sales | I.T. & Marketing | Board of Directors

HR.COM MANAGEMENT TEAM

Debbie McGarth

Debbie McGrath, Founder and Chief Instigator, HR.com

Debbie McGrath founded HR.com in August, 1999. HR.com is in business to help build great companies by connecting them with the knowledge and resources they need to effectively manage the people side of business. As the global authority, HR.com delivers HR best practices to help organizations build great companies through community, collaboration, research, shared best practices, events and measurements.

Debbie has an extensive background in HR, publishing and the Internet. Previous to starting HR.com she owned The CEO Group, a Canadian and European entity that created job board software,talent management software, HTC Career Magazines and High Tech Career Fairs, which was sold to the Washington Post in 1998 and is now part of IBM/Kenexa.

Debbie has a degree in computer science and business administration, which she earned at the University of Guelph. She lives in King City, Ontario with her husband Doug and five kids. When she has spare time she can be found tasting and collecting Australian Shiraz´s and swooshing down the slopes with her family.

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David Whitmarsh

David Whitmarsh, VP of R&R (Revenue and Research) Director of Social Introductions!

David Whitmarsh brings with him over 10 years of corporate experience. He has had a long relationship working with Debbie McGrath and her staff at The CEO Group/BrassRing as a key supplier. David has a voracious appetite for knowing all about his clients and their business issues and has proven to be a wealth of information for them. He currently manages a team of 8 sales people and soon to be 18 facilitators.

He is the proud father of 3 daughters.

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Belinda Pianezza

Belinda Pianezza, Training Queen and Site Support Guru

Belinda Pianezza is in charge of training staff and members on how to use HR.com's new and existing site functions. She has ownership of creating documentation and training videos and because she has worked for HR.com for over ten years, she is also known as the site platform's knowledge guru. Belinda also liaises with the team in Germany by testing any new site updates and making suggestions for improvement.

Belinda has worn many hats at HR.com over the years...from Magazine Editor and Content Manager to Website Development and IT Manager but, her background is in the television industry. With more than 20 years experience under her belt as a journalist, she's also our resident "celebrity." Belinda worked for several major national and local television stations as a host/anchor and reporter.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, working out, and dreaming about spare time!

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Adnan Asaleem

Adnan Saleem, Technical Creative Director

Adnan oversees the constant evolution of the HR.com experience developed by I.T. and the Creative Marketing teams.

Before joining HR.com, Adnan founded a creative studio which has grown to include over 2 million registered members and social fans accross the network. It has since become an entertainment destination featured on Comedy Central Insider, MTV and other high-profile media outlets.

After graduating from Humber College studying Web Development and Design, he furthered his education at the University of Windsor's BA Visual Arts program. Adnan attained expert skills in Web Technology, Multimedia, Motion graphics and Digital Art, which he combined with the latest Internet Technologies to create several other successful online destinations, including a top 100 Canadian YouTube Partner channel with over 35 Million views.

He has continued to hone his skills by competing in multimedia and design competitions such as The League for Innovation in 2001, in which he placed third. He has since won awards in more than 40 online advanced multimedia competitions and has been featured in publications including the acclaimed tutorial textbook, 'When Pancakes Go Bad: Optical Delusions with Adobe Photoshop', published by Thompson Course Technology.

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Cathy Keeler

Cathy Keeler, Events Manager

Cathy joined the HR.com team in January 2012. She has over 15 years experience in office administration and has an extensive background in desktop publishing. Cathy is a graduate of the Seneca College Technical Illustration Diploma Program.

Outside of HR.com, Cathy and her husband Brian are busy with their 3 children. She can be found speeding around the streets of Aurora, rushing kids to hockey games, soccer fields, and figure skating events.

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HR.COM ACCOUNTING TEAM

Helen Rountes

Helen Rountes, Accounting Administrator

Helen joined the HR.com Team in November 2011 originally as a Facilitator. In April 2012 Helen moved on to join HR.com's Accounting Team and is now responsible for day to day duties in Accounting. Outside of work, Helen manages a busy household. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and spends most of her time in arenas attending both her children's hockey games. Outside of all that she loves to take long walks.

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Laurie Hamilton-Rojas

Laurie Hamilton-Rojas, Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk

Laurie joined HR.com in 2004. She is responsible for invoicing, collections, payables and day to day duties of accounting.

In her spare time she loves spending time with her family, reading or tending to her garden.

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HR.COM WEBCASTS & EVENTS TEAM

Kate Hotham

Kate Hotham, On-Line Webcast Co-ordinator

Kate joined the HR.com team in March 2006. She is the go-to-girl when it comes to webcasts and is always a pleasure to deal with for both clients and participants.

When Kate has spare time and is not busy puttering around the house inside and out, she enjoys spending time with friends, family, husband and daughter who is now away at College studying Police Foundations.

Her favourite past-time is heading to the beach, of course, the beach in Barbados

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Natasha Both

Natasha Both, Virtual Events Administrator

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Nazia Khamissa

Nazia Khamissa, Events

Nazia joined the HR.com team in May 2011 as the Social Media Guru and has recently taken on the role of Events Manager. A graduate of the University of Guelph in International Development and fluent in French, Nazia has worked in Africa with a development organization and has years of event planning experience. In addition to her role in Events, Nazia is the coordinator for the HR in India Community Network launching December 2011.

When not in the office, Nazia enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is an avid soccer fan and always looking for exciting travel opportunities.

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Sheri Gillies

Sheri Gillies, Event Maventologist

Coming Soon.

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Silvi Verder

Silvi Verder, Client Care Specialist (a.k.a. "Portal Master", "Client Services Guru")

Silvi's outgoing, ever-so-helpful personality and love of nature (you should see the "wildlife" in this office), make her a natural for her functions in client services, not to mention the patience that she learned in her years as a teacher and as a volunteer with many youth organizations.

Having been with HR.com for 13 years now, Silvi is one of the best resources for finding the hidden treasures of this site. She performs multiple functions at HR.com; her favorites, helping members and clients.

Silvi and her husband are empty nesters. They are the parents of two handsome and talented young men. (Yup - and she doesn't feel old either!) She is the Principal of an Estonian language night high-school and serves in leadership / admin functions with Girl Guides. Silvi loves growing her own veggies, gourmet cooking, fine wine and chilling on the dock at the cottage with friends. In her spare time Silvi.... wait... WHAT spare time??

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HR.COM SALES TEAM

Amy Niras

Amy Niras, Sales and Community Ringmaster

Territories covered: Arizona, District of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia

Institutes: Rewards and Recognition, Workforce Management, Developing Organizational Leadership Capabilities and Legal and Compliance Institute

Amy is one of HR.com's Regional Sales Managers and oversees 5 Institutes. A graduate from Seneca College, Amy joined the HR.com family in February 2007. Her Ring Master responsibilities include: Managing the Institutes' curriculum and development of their certification programs, driving sponsorships, new business development and helping her customers fulfill their marketing goals by offering the perfect mix of online advertising campaigns. She has built strong and lasting relationships with her clients, and prides herself in providing quality customer service.

When not in the office Amy finds any excuse to go out on the town and have a blast.

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Anne Irwin

Dana Kenedy, Sales Support

Coming Soon.

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Amanda Norris

Amanda Norris, The Go Getter

Territories covered: Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

A graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University, Amanda joined HR.com in April 2012.

Her responsibilities include: Building out the Institute's curriculum and certification program, driving sponsorships and new development, building strong and lasting relationships with her clients, and providing quality customer service.

When not in the office Amanda likes to hang out with family and friends. She loves to stay active by playing sports. As team captain of a volleyball team this is one way that she can show some of her strengths in team building, leadership and having a good time.

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Colleen Peck

Colleen Peck, Community Facilitator: Social Media and Employee Communications

Colleen joined the HR.com team in December 2011, and is responsible for building out the Institute's curriculum and certification program, as well as gathering content opportunities that are relevant and pertinent to the Social Media and Employee Communications space. She is also focused on building strong and lasting relationships with her clients and providing consistent, quality customer service. Relatively new to HR, it has surprised her by being a LOT of fun!

In her "spare time" Colleen can be found volunteering and is a busy mom to a very active daughter. She loves to laugh at all the senseless things children do, and is a bit of a kid at heart. She enjoys anything cultural, even the peculiar, and prefers mud huts over 5 star.

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Diane Rundle

Diane Rundle, Content Curator

Diane facilitates the Technology Enabled Learning Institute for HR.com. She is responsible for building and aligning the curriculum for the Institute as well as generating a strong network of industry professionals who will collaborate and share their expertise with HR.com members.

Prior to joining HR.com, Diane spent over ten years working in the Human Resources profession, both as a generalist and college level instructor. Diane has a degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and is a Certified Human Resources Professional.

On the home front, Diane manages the homework and activities of her four children and is trying to find time to properly train her new puppy.

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Julie Ogilvie

Julie Ogilvie, Facilitator

Julie is very happy to be a part of the FACILITATION team here at HR.com. Her background in Sales and Marketing took place predominately in the Publishing Industry. She spent 15 years working in printing and publishing before this wonderful opportunity at HR.com!

Her former life in sales has helped prepare her for the plethora of people she has had the pleasure of meeting and speaking to over the phone. New to the world of Human Resources, Julie is learning more and more each day and finding each conversation more interesting. Starting out in Leadership, her role has grown to include Performance Management, Integrated Talent Management and Workforce Planning and Analytics.

When Julie is not working, she is a busy mom of 3 kids spending time running back and forth to her second home - her kids' dance studio!!

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Jennifer Marants

Jennifer Marants, Community Facilitator: Integrated talent management

For the past 15 years Jennifer has been marrying her passion for people with the study of maximizing human capital. After having worked in Human Resources Training and Development for three large Canadian retail chains, Jennifer has developed a unique forum to teach adult learners - HAVE FUN!!

Jennifer is a graduate from York University attaining her B.A. and Seneca College attaining an honours HRM and certificate in Adult Education.

When not researching and developing training materials, Jennifer loves spending time with her husband and three young children.

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Lynn Lievonen

Lynn Lievonen, People Pleaser

Lynn Lievonen is the People Pleaser at HR.com. She manages HR.com's Institute for Human Resources Compensation, Employee Wellness and Quality of Hire certification programs. She is responsible for uniting the community of HR professionals and vendors in these verticals with the goal to certify HRP's in these areas of their expertise. Engaged with vendors as well, Lynn works with those who are based in the state of California, to ensure they successfully market their products and services to their targeted audience.

Prior to joining HR.com, Lynn was the Editor-in-Chief of a monthly high tech recruitment magazine, published by BrassRing (formerly The CEO Group Inc.) where she managed all editorial, advertising, and circulation functions. Previous experience includes sales and marketing management roles in the new home industry.

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Leanne Schmidt

Leanne Schmidt, Community Facilitator: HRIS

Leanne joined the HR.com team in January 2012 as the Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) Community Facilitator. She is responsible for gathering content and building the curriculum for the HRIS space.

Prior to this she worked in the wonderful world of AS/400's in software development and testing. Yay green screen!

When not working part-time for HR.com, Leanne is a busy Mom to 2 kids and enjoys volunteering in their schools, photography and reading!

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Michelle Davis

Michelle Davis, Community Facilitator: Reward & Recognition

Coming Soon.

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Alanna Glenn

Alanna Glenn, Professional Wild Goose Chaser

Alanna started as a Project Manager with HR.com in September 2013. She is currently in charge of all things Expert Finder. Fresh out of the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, she's excited to start her career at HR.com.

When not in the office she enjoys the beach, NFL, country music concerts, and volleyball.

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Paula Van Kempen

Paula Van Kempen, Regional Sales Manager

Coming Soon.

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Tim Newnham

Tim Newnham, Major Accounts Manager

Coming Soon

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Brandon Wellsbury

Brandon Wellsbury, Product Manager (Institute for Human Resources)

Coming Soon

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Tara Butt

Tara Butt, Content Curator

Is a busy mom with 4 children who has just started back into the work force and has been with HR.com since September 2011. Tara is the Employee Wellness Content Curator. Her responsibilities include: building out the Institutes' curriculum and certification program, building strong and lasting relationships with her speakers and providing quality customer service.

Tara worked in the health and wellness industry in Calgary prior to moving to Ontario in 1998.

Outside of HR.com Tara enjoys spending time with her family, running, playing sports, doing renovations and projects around the house and watching her kids' activities.

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Anand

Anand Kumar Padmanaban (The Buddha), HR Evangelist

Anand is an experienced professional having worked with companies like Arbor Management Consulting, Searle, Pharmacia, Monsanto in the US and India.

Degrees in Engineering and Management from the reputed College Of Engineering Guindy and famous IIM Calcutta respectively. He also has degrees in industrial management from the University of Toledo and a certificate in management from the Cox School of Business (SMSU).

He is actively engaged with CAI, CII, CHRM, and GMCI industry bodies. Pioneered and incepted companies like Surgeforth, A Science innovation company which got acquired and a smart instrumentation company in India.

He is a DISC certified and ISpeak Trainer. He is also a Certified Assessor in HSA assessment systems and a Six Sigma Green Belt.

He loves writing, espousing social causes and poetry. He believes that all problems can be solved.

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Sai Nath

Sai Nath, Practice Head

Sai is an experienced professional having worked with companies like Times of India, Metai technologies, Solidworks, Howard Finely in India, Europe, Africa and Middle east. Degrees in Industrial engineering & Post graduate in Economics from Bangalore University.

Incepted successful start-ups into progressive companies in the competency & assessment, performance consulting & media space in the last five years. Instrumental in setting up Solidworks in India, with sales, operations and development functions.

Coined and developed "IDR" (An Intelligent Data Reservoir for the large data analysis for the incubate based out of IIMB) in my previous avatar. Staunch believer of customer experience and also consult organizations on last mile gap on market exuberance & performance improvements.

A connoisseur of world cinema and a theater activist.

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Shashikanth Sethy

Shashikanth Sethy, Facilitator

Shashi is the zookeeper of Hr.com team in India. Besides looking after the team, he is involved with sales and delivery facilitation from India. He completed engineering in IT branch in 2005 and Masters in Business Management in 2009. He was working on various consulting assignments on marketing with various companies, helping them to brand themselves better.

In his free time he like to work on "Shashi's Tutorials", his free online tutorials on SAS where he teaches analytics.

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Shashikanth Sethy

Dr. S. Jeyavelu, Consultant / Professor

Dr. S. Jeyavelu is a Fellow of IIM Ahmedabad (Integrated PhD) and a mechanical engineer from CEG, Anna University. He is an adjunct professor at IIM Kozhikode and is a visiting faculty at many other top institutes in the country such as IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Indore, GLIM, GIM, XIM, LIBA, VIT, etc.

Dr. Jeyavelu works with mature organizations and start ups as a process facilitator. Specifically, he supports leaders in developing leadership pipeline, enabling growth, identifying and removing blocks to growth, institutionalising excellence and innovation strategies. His work spreads across MNCs, Indian Professional Organizations, Family Businesses, Public Sector, NGOs, Higher Education Institutions and Schools. He also coaches young leaders to achieve their full potential.

Dr. Jeyavelu is the Dean for Internship in Organization Development and a Fellow of Sumedhas Academy for Human Context, an institution fostering individual & organizational self-reflexivity and wellbeing. He is also a qualified Yoga Teacher and integrates Yoga perspective in his teaching, training and consulting.

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HR.COM I.T. & MARKETING TEAM

Heather Reid

Heather Reid, JaRgoN JugGLer and bRaNd pOLicE

Heather joined the wacky team at HR.com in April 2011.  As Jargon Juggler and Brand Police and all-round marketing traffic cop, she is responsible for writing and coordinating marketing material, weekly email campaigns, website copy content, and various HR.com projects. Tipos and sppeleng airrors drive her crazy. Special mention and boasting should go to her first place showing in the inaugural HR.com cookie bake-off! Heather has a degree in business administration and was formerly a market research manager for Angus Reid Group in Calgary.

Juggling life as a P/T working mom, Heather can also be found driving the mom taxi, coordinating endless sports groups and social events, and spending a lot of time at hockey rinks, soccer fields, and golf courses with her husband and two kids.

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Jason Clavo

Jason Clavo, Symbol Farmer

Montreal born, Toronto raised Jason spends his days designing HR.com print projects working with a steadfast heart and an unbreakable concentration. Our demure designer's obsession with Graphic Design began from an early age when he was able to afford his first comic book, which was the Silver Surfer. From there he has studied in many schools, gathering new techniques, and finally graduating at George Brown College for Graphic Design.

Ultimately, one of Jason's goals is to be able to illustrate - with photographic style quality - with a box of Crayola crayons. But because time is of the essence, for now, he'll cheat and use his Mac. When not at work, the perpetually restless Jason can be found wandering the wide tree-lined streets of Aurora, Ontario.

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Julie Dixon

Julie Dixon, Her Highness of Hypertext

Julie Dixon joined the team in 2008 after graduating from Sheridan College’s Computer Animation program.  Born in London, ON, she expanded her horizons by venturing north to Aurora to pursue her passions.

For several years, Julie has been studying many aspects of multimedia; having completed her Multimedia Design and Production undergrad at Fanshawe College in London. She enjoys 3D, web design, video production and photography greatly, hoping to one day be part of a feature length computer generated film.

When not spending all her time on the computer, Julie enjoys the outdoors, reading, yoga and kickboxing.

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Jeremy Thomson

Jeremy Thomson, Website Developer

Our resident Kiwi honed his programming skills in beautiful Wellington, New Zealand where he was born and raised. He has been a part of the HR.com team for over two years utilizing his insatiable curiosity and passion for programming to develop dynamic new functions for our website.

Jeremy is currently taking his hobby for aviation to new heights and learning to fly ultralight planes.

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Mike Ing

Mike Ing, Internet Applications Developer

Mike is an integral part of the HR.com technology group. A former CEO Group/Kaplan/BrassRinger, he helped develop, deploy and host the international resume tracking and events system. He currently handles the technology requirements for our events. Mike has several years of development knowledge including SQL 2000, ASP, COM , etc.

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Pavel Vinnytsky

Pavel Vinnytsky, Developer

Coming Soon

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Parisa Moshtaghin

Parisa Moshtaghin, CRM/ Database Administrator

She manages all the email campaigns before and after deployment including inventory and final reports for sales reps.  Preparing the surveys and publishing them is part of her job as well as data visualizations in Tableau.  Parisa has been working with various DBMSs and eager to learn more everyday while liaising among Sales, Marketing, Webcasts and Events. Everyday, she strives to learn something new related to her job to improve and update her knowledge.

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Sunkara Sreedhar

Sunkara Sreedhar, Riddler Of Integration

Simplicity is the soul of efficiency.

Inspired by Arnold schwarzenegger, Sunkara Sreedhar follows on his footsteps to attain perfection.

Sunkara joined HR.com in 2012 with few years experience in web technologies. He was born and honed his education in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India. He has his degree in Computer Science and Information Technology and expanded his horizons to Banguluru, India pursing his interest in web development.

His daily activities starts with gym, yoga, reading newspaper and computer magazines....

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Yufang Hua

Yufang Hua, Internet Applications Developer

Yufang graduated from Mohawk College in Software Engineering. He has several years of programming experience on various languages and platforms. Before joining HR.com, Yufang worked as a software engineer on software testing and web programming. In his spare time he enjoys playing volleyball.

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Kiran T , Designer Evangelist

Design is intelligence made visible.

Currently working on his commandment in design, Kiran has graduated in Information Science. After that he completed designing courses including 3D and video editing, earning his title of Designer. He strives to design creatively and in an attractive way, aiming to become one of the best designers in the industry.

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Bhargavi H V

Bhargavi H V, Senior Developer, Web Programming

Bhargavi has recently joined the Bangalore team at HR.com. She has several years of experience in the web development & software industry. Prior to HR.com, she worked in areas of internet advertising, telecommunications, and web software development. In her spare time, Bhargavi enjoys spending time with her family, curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee.

Technology specialities include: PHP, MySQL, HTML/CSS, Jquery, AJAX

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Savitha Malar

Savitha Malar, Web Designer

Savitha graduated from St.Peters Engineering College in Electronics & Instrumentation Engg. She is a beginner in Design and would like to learn more in the Industry. Savitha has worked on some good designs and has the desire to become one of the top Designers in the industry. Apart from work she loves to spend time with her family and friends. Someday Savitha would like to travel the world and explore.

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HR.COM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael Egan

Michael Egan, Chairman of the Board

Michael Egan has successfully built substantial businesses in his past. He brings focus and dynamic leadership to firms he works with. In his last venture at InSystems, which he founded in 1989, he became a significant e-business supplier to the financial services industry.A visionary, he guided the company's rapid growth by developing a team with a keen understanding ofthe industry and its evolving requirements. He has helped these organizations reshape their processes and business relationships through technology for 30 years. The proof is an impressive roster of more than 350 customers in 24 countries and several prestigious business and industry awards. Insystems was sold to the Standard Registry Company in 2002.

Michael is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics. Mike's career began in the Information Technology department of a major insurance company, where he designed and developed several online systems. He became an industry consultant, working with Life and Health insurance companies in the United States and Canada, before founding two successful technology companies focused on solutions for financial services organizations.

Active in business associations and committed to the community, Mike has twice been Campaign Cabinet Chair of the United Way of York Region and in 2003, he was recognized with the prestigious Canadian Venture Capital Association 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award. Michael is a proud father of four children and is supported by his very charismatic wife, Beth. He is a frequent traveler, skier, polo player and fund raiser for the local community.

Ted Anderson

Ted Anderson, Executive Board Advisor

Ted Anderson is the senior vice president at Ventures West. He joined the company in 1996 and focuses his investment activities in IT, telecommunications and semiconductors. He also represents Ventures West as the General Partner of the Eastern Technology Seed Investment Fund, a venture capital fund co-managed by Ventures West that was created in 1997 to provide seed stage financing for early stage technology projects in Eastern Canada.

Ted is a veteran of the Canadian venture capital industry with over 20 years' experience in private equity investment. He began his career in venture financing in 1982 with Royal Bank Venture Capital and moved to BG Acorn Capital Fund in 1985.

Ted is a past President, and for several years was a director of, the Canadian Venture Capital Association, as well as an instructor in the MBA program at the Schulich School of Business at York University. He holds a B.A. (Honours) in economics from the University of Toronto and an MBA from York University.

Mike Pilmer

Mike Pilmer, Executive Board Advisor

Mike started his career in the financial services sector providing financing solutions to media and communications companies. He subsequently ran the digital media operations of Canada’s largest newspaper company, and then assumed the role of CEO of Canada’s largest digital legal publisher. Latterly, he was EVP of Operations for the private holding company of one of Canada’s most dynamic entrepreneurs.

Mike holds a BA and MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

Jody Dyer

Jody Dyer, Executive Board Advisor

Jody Dyer is an Atlanta-based private investor with over 30 years of hands-on business and technology management experience. He has been active in technology investments, and is a recognized expert in the area of insurance/benefits software development. Over the past 10 years, Jody has raised capital, made investments and occupied management or board positions in a number of technology-related companies. He's been a presidentand CEO, and holds two U.S. patents covering facsimile technology. Jody has an MBA from Harvard, a Master of Science Information and Computer Science and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering. He is a Fellow in the Life Management Institute and a member of the Georgia Tech Industrial Engineering Hall of Fame.

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