Ryan Atkinson has been connecting employers with great candidates since 1998, having made thousands of successful placements through the course of his career. He has run the full spectrum of the staffing industry, starting his career with a large, Canadian staffing firm where he spent nine years honing his skills as both a Recruiter and Account Manager before moving on to start his own agency in 2007. Ryan managed and grew the staffing agency he co-founded, Redwood Global, over the next seven years, earning preferred vendor status for many of Canada’s largest employers, and national recognition as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies. Redwood was successfully acquired in 2014 by a national staffing firm. The dedication and experience of the Redwood recruitment team was the driving force behind the company’s extraordinary growth, and was instrumental in shaping Ryan’s vision and passion to create an online platform to give employers the best possible means to hire the perfect candidate for their open jobs. A Journalism graduate from Ryerson University, although Ryan was not able to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a major newspaper reporter, he has been able to enthusiastically apply his skills to writing compelling client emails and professional bio’s about himself.