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Corey Reid

Advisor Toronto, Canada Area, CA

Technical Talent Accelerator, Bitstrips. Previously Director of R&D Talent, FreshBooks. University of Calgary grad.

Technical Talent Accelerator, Bitstrips. Previously Director of R&D Talent, FreshBooks. University of Calgary grad.

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Technical Talent Accelerator Bitstrips December 2013 - present
Director of R&D Talent FreshBooks October 2012 - July 2013
Development Manager FreshBooks July 2008 - August 2012
Project Manager Novator March 2008 - May 2008
Product Development Manager, Riptown Toronto Media March 2007 - December 2007
Software Development Manager Riptown Media October 2004 - January 2007
QA Team Lead NGRAIN Corporation March 2002 - July 2004
QA Team Lead Blue Zone, Inc. May 2000 - December 2001
QA Lead Chancery Software October 1998 - May 2000


University of Calgary English October 1986 - May 1993

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Derek Marshall
They're my advisor: Bitstrips  •  VP Engineering, Bitstrips and Principal Consultant, SmashPow Technology. York grad.
I am impressed at how Corey quickly gets to the root of what needs to be done to grow a team, develop vision, etc. He has helped me focus on ... getting the right things done because he has relevant experience to bring to bear on almost all situations. I truly appreciate working with Corey as an advisor and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for help to grow and bring change to their operation.
Matt Belanger
advisor: webcanada  •  Technical Director, WebCanada. Previously Senior Developer/Team Lead, WebCanada.
Corey asks great questions, digs in beyond the surface to discover root causes and tailors his advice to the personality of the person he's ... advising and the others they're working with. He thinks deeply about issues he's presented with, and doesn't depend on formulaic advice and "silver bullets".
Jacob Blackstock (aka BA)
They're my advisor: Bitstrips  •  CEO / Creative Director / Lead Designer, Bitstrips and Special Agent / Executive Producer, CORE MATRIX. York grad.
Corey is an expert recruiter/interviewer and provides invaluable advice on organization, management and team-building.
Stuart MacDonald
We worked together  •  Advisor | Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer, and Principal, Stuart MacDonald Consulting.
Corey has an innate ability to understand and get the most out of a software development team. He gets the people side of a technical organi ... zation better than anyone I've met and can form and retain strong teams in a truly elegant way. If you want to create and empower a killer Dev org, talk to Corey.
Ali Ghafour
They're my advisor: Viafoura  •  Founder & VP Client Success, Viafoura. Previously Founder & CTO, Viafoura.
Corey has been in startups at their growth phase so has been in the trenches and understands what is needed to scale a team

Jane Lee
We worked together at FreshBooks  •  Recruitment and Services Specialist, FreshBooks. Previously HR Coordinator, FreshBooks. University of Waterloo grad.
Jane has that ability to determine and act on her own opinions, even when that brings her into conflict with others. She does not back down ... unless shown the error in her reasoning. She is extremely hard-working and is always looking beyond the current task to keep her focus on the long-term goal. She is brilliant and funny and cheerful and a joy to work alongside.