Feb 2018

We work with young companies who are watching their culture evolve. They are identifying the values that will drive leadership decisions and ultimately help them build a company that succeeds. They know that the greatest tech companies are those where brilliant people deliver incredible results. But how do you motivate and engage the best in tech? Getting this right is critical but not simple.

Feb 2018

Nick Oddson is the CTO at D2L, one of Canada's leading high growth software companies focused on improving the education of millions. With Nick's guidance, D2L has gone through some incredible transformations over the years to move to a continuous cloud delivery model and scale the platform for their continued global growth.  Nick is known as a key leader in the region and has a unique ability to manage people, business and technology. He's not only passionate about technology, he also plays an active role in supporting the local Arts community.

Feb 2018

There is a wave of change coming and it is going to have a big impact on how we manage our businesses. What was a general push towards diversity in 2017, is now heated conversations around safety, respect and accountability, most publicly as part of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. And while the conversation has centred around women, it points to a need for change in the level of basic respect for our colleagues and employees.

Jan 2018

Abbey Gilhula was the Chief of Staff for both BlackBerry and Quantum Valley Investments, and Head of Ops for a startup that had a successful exit. She’s lived many lives and been a true witness to the evolving tech landscape in the region. She’s the co-founder of 1989 Creative Co. - a boutique brand that specializes in executing the vision and ideas for tech startups that are starting to scale.

Nov 2017

The Waterloo Region has been gaining momentum as a destination for both talent and for global companies looking to tap into our entrepreneurial culture, university research, and highly capable workforce. But as a community full of people with small town roots, and with a dedication to the success of our home-grown companies, corporate newcomers will only be embraced if they demonstrate shared values. Amazon’s call for bids to build out a second HQ (#AmazonHQ2) has sparked passionate opinions about whether this would be really good or really bad news for our community. With our unique view on the talent pool, I have some thoughts on how Amazon, or any newcomer, can ensure a welcome and become a valuable corporate citizen.


Artemis Canada – Executive Search

We are a boutique executive search firm exclusively serving Canada’s Innovation Economy.

Our partners are the inventors, builders and leaders who are changing our world, enriching the lives of their teams, strengthening their communities and delivering valuable innovations to global marketplaces.


"I have worked closely with Kristina for approximately 15 years, reaching out to her whenever we are searching for the hardest to find skills. She understands the industry, she’s smart, she listens to exactly what we need, and she never wastes our time. Kristina, and the Artemis team, deliver time and time again. When we need an external recruiter, I find it hard to work with anyone else!"

Pete Devenyi, VP Global Software Dematic

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