Manda is Manager, Venture Talent Services at MaRS, where she supports growing and scaling companies with their talent and employer brand strategies.

She focuses on opportunities for ventures and startup-ready talent to connect and on building scalable talent solutions for the MaRS ecosystem. Manda’s background offers MaRS-supported ventures deep specialization in HR, recruitment, talent strategy
and employer branding.

Prior to joining MaRS, Manda led operations and delivery for boutique employer brand agency Blu Ivy Group during a period of exponential growth. At Blu Ivy, she consulted leading North American organizations on employer brand, culture and talent strategy and built award-winning employer brand campaigns. As an employer brand consultant, Manda grew her expertise as an integrator of HR and marketing practices to meet the demands of innovative HR in today’s world of work. Her consultative approach and readiness to roll up her sleeves translate to impactful talent attraction and culture strategies with measurable results.