Expert Talent Advisors serving Toronto’s growth companies.

Early-stage companies are constantly tested to do more, with less. They’re tasked to build formidable teams with less budget, less capacity, and less brand recognition than large enterprises.

Most so-called recruiting tools and services are priced for, and cater to, the needs of large and wealthy companies. Hirefully is a recruiting service for the teams that need it most.

Our mission is to help emerging companies grow their teams, so that passionate founders and leaders can focus on building sustainable businesses.

Our Story

Our story begins in 2001 with Mario Laudi, Hirefully’s head coach. Mario’s teams are known for advising emerging companies and accelerating their growth through talent acquisition. His teams have placed 10+ foundational hires with numerous early-stage companies, and broke the 100-Recruit threshold (twice).

Early on, we learned that the best teams aren’t simply a collection of the best talent. We clung to the idea that cultural fit and a sense of purpose were the key to performance. We’ve preached the importance of passion and potential ever since – we even built it into the UX of the Hirefully platform.

We maximize the probability of hiring from job postings by identifying the clues that signal a diamond in the rough. Our tenacity, expertise and professionalism is how we bring the right talent to you. By embedding our search experts into your team and providing two shortlists, we’re poised to keep growth companies growing.

We recruit from Executive to Entry-level across all functions including: Engineering, IT, R&D, Product Management, Marketing, Sales/Business Development, and Technical and Professional Services.

We believe in reading people instead of resumes.
We choose attitude over aptitude, passion over pedagogy.
We uncover potential that has been cast aside because of recruiting dogma.
We seek those who want purpose, not just a paycheque.
We put the human back in hiring.
We choose to serve small teams because that’s where we can make the biggest impact.

Our Framework: Perfect P.A.I.R

Our candidate analysis begins with an evaluation of these prerequisites. Once a candidate demonstrates these attributes, we consider how they'll perform in the context of your team - because no two teams are the same.


A candidate may not have an outstanding track record, but each position represents more success than the last. Unlocking potential is the single best way to guarantee ROI.


Say that ten times fast. This refers to a natural tendency to self-teach new concepts and skills. Autodidacts (and polyglots, too) may require ramp up time, but they’ll take the initiative to learn what they need to know.


This is a prerequisite for all hiring decisions. Non-negotiable. We’d list it first, but IPAR isn’t as good of an acronym.


A background that is well-suited to succeed in the role. This isn’t always about specific skill-sets and tools, it’s about a compatible approach to problem solving.

Ready for better recruiting with less headache?

Speak with a Talent Advisor to learn how Hirefully can work for your team.