Katie Dolgin- Managing Partner
Katie Dolgin is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Found People Inc—the most respected boutique search firm in the burgeoning internet, ecommerce and digital media community. Prior to a career in search, Katie spent twelve years in management consulting in San Francisco, South Africa and Toronto. She moved into search in 2006, and due to her successful track record as a strategy executive in business, she is a sought-after advisor to venture firms, digital companies and entrepreneurs in Toronto’s thriving internet metropolis. As a leading contingency executive search professional, she provides counsel on topics ranging from executive selection, compensation and high performance leadership to high-growth companies.
Katie attended McGill University, where she earned a degree in Mathematics and Anthropology. After graduation, she worked in litigation consulting, writing expert testimony for multi-million dollar proceedings. Wanting to increase her involvement in the business strategy sector, Katie joined the ranks of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young as a management consultant. She understands business on a global scale, as she worked with various Fortune 500 companies in The United States, and South Africa. Katie then spent time at Agency.com, an Internet consulting group, where she ran a strategy department during the peak of the initial dotcom boom.
Taking both qualifications and personalities into account, Katie is a natural when it comes to positioning job placements. Her aim has always been to help companies find solutions to individual hiring challenges, and working tirelessly to put each client and candidate on the fast track to achieving their goals.
Jack Ponte- Managing Partner
Jack Ponte is the co-founder, partner and operations manager of Found People Inc. With over 15 years of experience in business and marketing, Jack has always been driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and a unique ability to motivate others. From a young age, Jack ran a successful property management service; then went ahead to earn a degree in International Business and Marketing from George Brown College. After graduating, Jack worked as a technical recruiter for a year and a half until he founded his own consultancy firm, Bullseye! Human Capital Solutions.
Wanting to take on greater challenges with a new brand, Jack established Found People Inc. in September 2011 – and he hasn’t looked back since. Within the first few years, Jack quickly cultivated a renowned status for Found People within the Toronto tech community. His ability to meet the specific needs of each individual organization, across a variety of verticals, has garnered Jack a reputation among colleagues and clients for being a trusted resource for excellent CIO, CTO and senior-level placements. He’s built some of the best technical teams in the industry with an incredible aptitude for sourcing top talent and fearlessly negotiating for his client’s best interest.
Having never let a challenge go unmet, Jack is forever committed to providing exceptional service to his clients. His efficacy for getting things done with direct, honest feedback is what makes Jack Ponte a respected technical recruiter for some of the city’s most sophisticated digital placements.
Julie Vettraino – Senior Consultant
Julie Vettraino has been part of the Found People team since 2012. As a Senior Consultant, she specializes in recruiting business-facing professionals, like creative directors, designers, customer acquisition specialists and SEO/SEM managers. Her tenacious attention-to-detail, honest feedback and inquisitive nature, is just part of the reason why she boasts an incredibly high success rate in her placements.
Prior to joining Found People, Julie spent 6 years overseas in London, England at an executive search firm where she headhunted other headhunters. Her clients ranged from large multinational search firms to specialist boutique firms. In this role, Julie worked across several verticals, including: Technology, media, telecommunications, financial services, public sector and renewable energy.
She gains a thorough understanding of her client’s needs by asking the right questions, presenting the right opportunities and coming up with creative solutions. Her persistent and relentless pursuit in the thrill of finding the ideal person for the right opportunity is what fuels her passion for recruitment.
Dmitri Stupak – Senior Consultant
Dmitri spent three years in the Canadian armed forces before going on to study Bachelors of Science from the University of Toronto, with a major in psychology and a double minor in philosophy and history. Soon after, Dmitri discovered passion for recruitment and was fortunate enough to be mentored by some of the best technical recruiters in the city.
With Dmitri’s headstrong, results-driven attitude, he took the initiative to reach out to Found People in April 2015, and has since made many successful placements in web development, project management and senior-level positions. As an avid technology enthusiast and self-proclaimed “geek”, Dmitri’s always passes his expert knowledge of digital operations on to his clients. He’s built an extensive roster of committed clients by handling placements with the utmost professionalism and commitment to customer service. Dmitri intuitively understands what it takes to help his clients build successful teams and consistently aims to uncover the core needs of his clients and candidates.
Anthony DeCarmo – Senior Consultant
With a formidable career in software development behind him, Anthony was sought out by a close family friend and posed to consider a career in technical recruitment. In 2007, Anthony accepted his destined path and began honing his skills as a technical recruiter. His consultative approach to recruitment, combined with his personable demeanor and headstrong attitude is what makes Anthony an inherently skilled recruiter.
Anthony joined Found People in June 2015 as their designated IT specialist. With his strong technical background, Anthony has made several successful placements in technologically-inclined roles, such as: Web development, project managers, QA analysts, support operatives and program managers. Anthony’s clients recognize him as a reliable source of information and insight, serving as a testament to the breadth of ideas and tools he uses to reach his client’s objectives.