Silicon Valley’s Homebase is betting on Canadian tech talent with its first-ever Canadian office in downtown Toronto.
The all-in-one team management app that helps more than 100,000 local small businesses manage their hourly teams has more than doubled its full-time workforce in Canada in the past year.
Toronto is the newest Homebase office, joining other locations in San Francisco, Houston and Denver.
Homebase has also supercharged its Executive Office with new, seasoned Canadian leadership, including Chief Marketing Officer, Candy Lee, and Chief Technology Officer, Oliver Fisher.
Having held previous leadership roles at Shopify, HelloFresh Canada and Freshbooks, both Lee and Fisher bring deep expertise and strategic insight into growing and scaling big brand SaaS companies that serve small businesses and consumers.
This investment is a strong signal of Homebase’s commitment to growth against the backdrop of an otherwise volatile technology sector. Beyond the Canadian team, the company has also grown headcount in the past year in the U.S. and beyond.
“I’m incredibly excited to shape a lasting company that’s making an impact by driving small business growth,” said Oliver Fisher, Homebase CTO.
“I’m focused on building a world-class engineering team that will enable us to develop features that serve customers faster and more efficiently. Establishing engineering talent in Canada is a key part of that strategy,” said Fisher.
As growth and innovation remain core to Homebase’s mission, the company also welcomes two additional expert leaders with deep product development experience.
Andrea Corey, with more than two decades of experience designing systems to scale at startups, including Freshbooks and Eloqua joins as VP of Engineering, Platform Engineering.
Additionally, Alamelu Radhakrishnan, former Chief of Staff to Shopify CTO, rounds out the new leadership as VP of Engineering, Product Delivery.