As director of talent at MaRS Venture Services, Daneal helps high-growth companies solve their unique talent attraction and retention challenges while encouraging them to invest in a people-centered strategy that emphasizes employee experience fundamentals. Her goal is to help companies mitigate future risks and build sustainable and vibrant cultures.

Daneal’s fascination with tech began with her first leadership role in 1997, working for the Intel Corporation in China, and strengthened over 15 years of work with some of Toronto’s most innovative startups.

She is a sought-out expert, entrepreneur, speaker and coach to founders and their executive teams, and winner of Canadian HR Reporter’s Top 25 HR Professional Award in 2017 and the HRD Reader’s Choice Award for Best Service Provider in 2018.

In 2017 Daneal co-produced the inaugural #MoveTheDial event, an initiative dedicated to changing the face of tech leadership in Canada. #MoveTheDial was one of the largest gatherings of tech startup female leaders in Canada, including 100 founders and 40 venture capitalists.

Daneal holds a master’s degree in international management and a certificate from the cross-cultural, advanced program in human resource management from the Rotman School of Business, and is a certified executive coach through the Coaches Training Institute.