Kristina McDougall – Founder

I have been a part of the Canadian tech community for 18+ years, as a recruiter and as a software consultant. I grew up in small-town Northern Ontario, where I learned the value of treating every individual with the genuine kindness and respect of a neighbour and friend. I earned a BComm and MBA, and have lived and worked in Sudbury, Toronto, South Africa and now Kitchener-Waterloo.

Kris - Artemis OfficeI followed my own entrepreneurial dreams when I founded Artemis Canada. My mission is to connect the passionate leaders of innovative companies with the talented individuals who will enable their success. Artemis Canada delivers hybrid recruiting solutions to quickly growing tech companies, providing the rigour and integrity of executive search with a model that is also flexible, fast, aggressive, and highly targeted.

I love my work. It rarely feels like work at all. I spend my days helping people grow their companies, succeed in their roles as leaders, and bring new ideas and products to life and to market. I get to know lots of smart and inspiring people. I am humbled and inspired by the capabilities and achievements of these individuals, and without fail I learn something new everyday.

Outside of the business, I am involved with student leadership programs at Wilfrid Laurier University and I sit on the advisory boards of a few promising local start-ups. I also volunteer with my children each week, spending time with residents at the local retirement home. I love to play soccer, watch my kids play hockey and baseball, to challenge myself with running and yoga, and to sit around a campfire with the people I love.

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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

Contact Artemis

  • 22 Regina St. N Waterloo N2J 3A1
  • 519-594-0913
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