Kira Talent Recruits Industry Leading Advisory Board to Support Global Expansion

Kira Talent is pleased to welcome four industry-leading professionals to support the growth of the award winning video interviewing platform.

Toronto, ON (April 8th, 2013) - Kira Talent CEO & Co-founder Emilie Cushman and Chairman John Kelleher are pleased to welcome Sandy Buik, Michael Burns, Joe Canavan, and Dr. Aris Zakinthinos. 

“We’ve been very selective in recruiting a group of phenomenal visionaries to help guide Kira Talent’s product development, market strategy, and to help us build a globally focused business” says Kira Talent Co-founder and CEO Emilie Cushman. 

Kira Talent provides the world's simplest video interview screening platform that allows organizations to see the true potential and personality of their applicants through a stunning and easy-to-use cloud-based and mobile interface. 

“We have aggressive global expansion plans. Our clients understand that it’s a global talent marketplace and that video interview screening allows them to expand their reach with confidence” says Cushman. 

“Our clients rave about our easy-to-use interface that can be setup in minutes and saves up to 75% of their recruitment efforts. Our advisors help us continue to make bold and strategic moves so we can better serve our global client base.”

About Kira Talent’s Advisory Board Members 

Sandy Buik is a talent expert with deep understanding of and speaks regularly on the key issues facing talent leaders in large and mid-cap companies. Sandy has held senior talent roles with PointClickCare, Skyservice Inc, Dell, Sobeys, and Pepsi. Sandy actively advises high-growth companies and understands how to grow and scale globally successful businesses. 

Michael Burns is leading businessman and community leader. Michael is President of Thornmark Asset Management and previously held senior and founding roles in Accretive Advisor, Wellington West Holdings, Clearsight Wealth Management, Magna, and launched – Canada’s first online pharmacy. Michael is an active community leader as Co-founder of the True Patriot Love Foundation and Chairman of the Toronto East General Hospital. 

Joe Canavan brings a wealth of knowledge in corporate leadership and organizational effectiveness. Joe has held leading roles in the wealth management industry as CEO of Assante Wealth Management, President of Synergy Asset Management, and Fidelity Investments Canada. Joe currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of the Children Aids foundation and as a Board Member for The Next 36 - Canada's Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative. 

Dr. Aris Zakinthinos is an award winning CTO with broad understanding of how to build and scale technology solutions. Aris is currently the CTO at Achievers and has held multiple CTO roles in high-growth technology companies. Aris holds advanced computer science degrees from Cambridge University, University of Toronto, and the University of Waterloo. 

About Kira Talent 

Kira Talent is the world’s simplest and easiest to use video interviewing platform. Talent recruiters can be setup in minutes and typically save up to 75% of their recruiting efforts. The process is simple: record video questions, receive video responses from candidates, and then collaboratively rank, share, and compare the results with the selection committee. Kira Talent’s clean and beautiful user experience allows for effortless implementation for all organizations including small and medium sized enterprises. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth a million. 

Press Contact 
Emilie Cushman 
CEO & Co-Founder 
Phone: +1 (647) 390-7434