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About Us

We specialize in sourcing and recruiting the best talent in the world for emerging North American software and technology companies. We find the game changers in Product Management, Sales, Marketing, Customer Success & Engineering who can transform organizations, build teams, scale products and grow revenue.

Founded in 2001, our firm is a reflection of founder Martyn Bassett’s 30+ years of recruitment experience, dedication to client service, and unparalleled ability to identify high-quality talent.

Our clients are responsible for some of the most highly anticipated, innovative, and celebrated technologies. We've partnered with Shopify, Cubert, viGlobal, Calix, Vidyard, PowerHub, and iWave just to name a few.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help software and technology companies scale from startup and early-stage to profitable enterprises by sourcing the leadership talent they need to build the strategic teams that drive growth.

We carry out this mission day-in and day-out by:

  • Actively connecting with the game changers and thought leaders in the North American tech scene
  • Staying on the pulse of technology, salary structures and market conditions
  • Building trusting, consultative relationships through high-touch recruitment services

Our clients’ goals and visions fuel our ability to help them build for tomorrow.

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Meet The Team


Martyn Bassett

CEO & Founder

Martyn is a 30-year veteran of the recruitment business, with connections to some of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs. Martyn takes pride in being a thought leader and trusted advisor to the Toronto software community, and regularly consults with investing partners on their portfolio clients.

Martyn’s extensive experience helping companies build teams that drive revenue shapes everything that the firm does—with a strong focus on acting as a consultative partner for all clients and candidates. Martyn Bassett Associates focuses on helping early stage companies find, attract, and hire the top talent in sales, marketing, product, IT, analytics, and engineering/development.

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw

Senior Business Development Manager

Andrew is an executive search consultant who helps early stage tech companies smash their growth goals by strategically hiring key talent. He brings over 20 years of experience in consulting on leadership development, talent management, and customer success—making him an excellent partner to our growing clients.

Andrew loves spending his days tackling tough business challenges with incredibly smart people. He builds high-value relationships with Founders, Co-Founders, and CEOs, and helps to place top talent in the key areas that will drive their business growth forward.


Heidi Ram

Head of Executive Search

Heidi has been recruiting with Martyn Bassett Associates for 20 years. During that time, she has been instrumental in shaping the evolution of the business, while building high-performing teams for some of the firm’s most valued clients.

Heidi uses a process-driven approach to deeply understand the unique requirements of every role she works on. Her targeted search efforts result in extensive market knowledge, and candidates and clients frequently seek out her advice to better understand the current talent landscape.

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Dilsher Singh

Executive Recruiter

Dilsher brings 3+ years of recruitment experience to the table, having cut his teeth in manufacturing covering everything from skilled trades and middle management to C-level roles. His academic background in business and economics helps him break down complex searches into more manageable parts, identifying aspects key to successful recruitment. Now, he is focussed on attracting the top product talent for the software community. His only weakness is chocolate.


Priya Golani

Executive Recruiter

Priya’s research and project management expertise helps our team of recruiters in their efforts to present the very best talent to our clients. She spends her days researching the most qualified candidates for each of our bespoke searches, identifying how their expertise fits with each role, and guiding them through recruitment process. She has over 6 years of experience working with recruiters and consultants, with a background in talent acquisition, project management, and HR operations. Priya moved to Canada from India in late 2018, and spends her free time travelling and volunteering for non-profit organizations focused on health care and community development.


Priyanka Rawlyani

Executive Recruiter

Priyanka is a talent acquisition professional that is driven by finding great talent in highly competitive landscapes. She takes pride in the process of recruiting the best talent in the industry by flexing that creative sourcing muscle to build a sustainable candidate pipeline. Priyanka has received recognition for always putting the candidate or client’s interests as a priority and for providing a diverse and inclusive talent pool.

The roller coaster ride of sourcing the right fit to the enthusiasm of a candidate accepting an offer gives her a sense of accomplishment and motivation to be the best. Her go-to stressbusters are travelling and baking! She'll win anyone over with her baked goods!

Eden Render

Eden Render

Executive Recruiter

Eden comes from a consulting background, providing recruitment services to sales organizations and in the face-to-face fundraising industry. Her passion for connecting with people and understanding their vision and goals is what motivates her to be a successful recruiter.

Her niche is finding the top-tier sales talent in the software space and connecting them to great companies. She finds it rewarding to match a candidate to the right opportunity and seeing them flourish to their full potential.


Bibiana Pulido

Senior Researcher

Bibiana is an experienced researcher, office administrator, and operations professional. She thrives in environments where she is able to wear many hats, take on new tasks and responsibilities, and support a busy team. Bibiana is a detail-oriented professional with a passion for continuous learning and development. She supports our Business Development and Executive Recruiting teams with research and operations.


Bhawna Kapur

Executive Researcher

Bhawna is a dynamic Human Resources professional with 4+ years of expertise in recruitment, headhunting, onboarding and HR operations. She holds a Master's degree in HR Management as well as NLP certifications. In her role, she knows how important it is for a person to have the right job for their long-term happiness and takes pride in matching the right person with the right job. She focuses on finding the top Product, Sales, and Marketing talent in the tech world. Bhawna has been great at supporting the team with challenging searches. In addition to helping candidates get their dream jobs, she is also passionate about music and trekking.


Lauren Durfy

Director of Marketing

Lauren is a digital marketing expert focused primarily on demand generation and branding. She joins Martyn Bassett Associates with over 9 years of marketing experience - most of which was spent helping grow and scale marketing programs for various B2B SaaS startups.


Pauline Seneres

Marketing Specialist

Pauline is a marketing novice that has an extensive background in customer service, account management and administrative roles. Her love for engaging with people makes her an excellent person to manage the company’s social media platforms. She creates tailored content that is consistent with our brand. Her fresh ideas and willingness to learn have allowed her to connect with our audience on social media despite being new to the recruitment industry.

She will continue to focus on strengthening the company's branding initiatives through social media and helping our audience get valuable content. The enthusiasm she brings to every project ensures that it will get done thoughtfully and successfully. Pauline also has a great affinity for the Toronto food scene and is always on the hunt for tasty food!


Alyssa Speck

Executive Assistant

Alyssa is an experienced office administrator with effective multi-tasking and organization skills. Coming from a background of leading a small start-up digital marketing team, she can balance many tasks and roles.

She is always looking to learn and develop by supporting our staff. Her excellent time management skills and strong attention to detail have provided our team with great support and she has been a key person in ensuring the office functions efficiently.

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Find The Superstars to take tech company to the top

When hiring our first CPO, we were looking to branch out beyond our network. The Martyn Bassett Associates team was able to source candidates that we were wanting, but unable to get on our own. We were presented with a wide range of fantastic candidates.

Robert Chen
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Almi

What I love about working with this team is they’re there to help. I have weird requests, they jump on the phone and we figure it out. I need someone in a hurry, they hustle. I maybe need someone ages from now, they keep an eye out. I have a question about a salary, or am unsure about how to approach something – they know. We’ve used them for a few years, and we’ve had nothing but great experience working together. Wish I had found them a few years sooner.

Alan Smith
Co-Founder/CEO, Strategyzer

We were impressed with both the speed and the high-calibre of candidates we had to choose from. Martyn Bassett Associates really listen to what you’re looking for and the entire process is very smooth and stress-free.

Roger Barlow
CEO & Co-Founder, Diversys

The entire Martyn Bassett team was easy to work with and we were able to quickly develop an open and transparent partnership. Leveraging their strong expertise and extensive talent network, they helped us find the technology sales leaders and management services experts we needed.

Erin McLean
SVP, Marketing & Human Resources, Herjavec Group

A true value-adding partner in identifying talent. The team at Martyn Bassett Associates were quick to zero-in on our requirements and rigorous in pre-qualifying candidates for consideration. They are focused and fast! Their expertise and experience added value throughout the process and resulted in an outstanding final outcome for Roadpost. This is a team that will strive to exceed expectations.

Kim Layne
VP Marketing, Roadpost

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