Chicago strategy and product innovation firm Table XI is expanding into Canada.
With team members distributed across North America and Europe, Table XI will further supplement its international employee base by embracing the diverse and accomplished Canadian population.
As an acute labor shortage makes it more challenging than ever for U.S.-based technology firms to recruit candidates, Table XI recognized that Canada offers a hotbed of highly-skilled talent.
Table XI continues to broaden its recruitment pool, and Canada’s shared time zones, languages, and compatible values made it a natural fit for the firm’s expansion.
“At Table XI, we’re not America First. We’re People First,” said Josh Golden, founder and chair at Table XI. “And in our continued search for the right people, we’re looking for curiosity, empathy, and openness as represented through a diverse range of lived experiences.”
Golden is a dual-citizen who grew up in Canada before moving to the United States for college. He’s now located in Kelowna, BC, empasizing remote-first attitude.
In addition to the West Coast, Table XI currently has employees in Ontario and Alberta, and they’re committed to hiring more Canadian talent in 2022. Table XI plans to hire 20 Canadian employees, which would put over 25 percent of their global distributed team in Canada.
“To truly uphold Table XI’s core values and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, we can’t be confined by political borders or our collective comfort zones,” said Mark Rickmeier, chief executive officer at Table XI.
“Throughout 2022 and beyond, Table XI will continue to find success by ignoring the rise of nationalistic rhetoric across the globe, hiring talented people with diverse backgrounds, and creating distributed environments in which they can thrive.”