Who We Are

At Fit First Technologies International Inc., our mission is to make hiring practices and career discovery easier, more human and more economical for everyone.

We love seeing our clients become more productive and profitable as they use our tools to hire better people, and we also take a lot of pride in the fact that our technology opens new doors for jobseekers, students, and even those who face employment barriers.

The Company is backed by an executive team of experienced people who have a combined 75 years of knowledge and understanding of HR, employee engagement and retention, human analytics, and computer science. Together, they work with our in-house software development team who dedicates their time to building and improving our suite of cutting-edge products, while keeping up with clients’ needs and evolving HR and employment requirements.

All in all, our software is helping to build a more functional, efficient workforce ecosystem!

Jan van der Hoop

Co-Founder & President
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Tim Brennan

Co-Founder & Chief Visionary Officer
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David Pothier

Chief Technology Officer
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Mike Hopkins

Sales & Workforce Solutions
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Jan van der Hoop

Co-Founder & President

Jan van der Hoop advises and consults with senior executives across North America on how to get their organizations running more smoothly by better aligning their talent with their operations. With more than 25 years of business, management and human resources experience, he has become known for his ability to connect people with results.

Jan is president and co-founder of Fit First Technologies, a company that has turned the traditional approach to staffing on its head. He has been instrumental in helping clients such as, Atlantic Superstores, Admiral Insurance, CanElson and Nestlé Waters reduce turnover, increase efficiencies, and generate a return on investment of more than 300% in one year – all through better people practices. His views and opinions on hiring have been featured in media across the country including the National Post, the Globe and Mail, CTV News and various small business publications.

Prior to Fit First Technologies, Jan was president of The People Factor – a leadership development and coaching organization that worked with companies to build their organizational capacity, grow their people and improve their financial results. He worked with an impressive client roster, including Nissan Canada, Procter & Gamble, Duke Energy, State Farm and Sleep Country Canada. He also has extensive Senior Management experience in both operations and HR having worked with a number of leading corporations, including Hilton International Hotels, PepsiCo and Office Depot.


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Presentations & Keynotes:

With several years of experience in management, human resources, and business growth, Jan is a sought-after speaker on the topics of talent acquisition and organizational performance. He captivates and challenges his audiences with fresh new perspectives, while giving them real-world examples and helpful advice. Just some of his recent topics included:

  • “Measuring What Matters Most: The Formula for Hiring Better People”
  • “A More Productive, Happier Workplace: Matching the Right People to the Right Jobs”
  • “Dissolving Employment Barriers by Leading with ‘Job Fit’”
  • “Attracting & Retaining the Right People in a Competitive Market"
  • “How Leading with Job Fit Can Create a People-Centric Workforce System”
  •  “3 Bold Ideas that Will Change Your Bottom Line”
  • “Stop Leaving Money on the Table: How Hiring for Job Fit is More Profitable for Your Business”
  • “Rethinking ROI: How to Connect Your People with Your P&L”

TO BOOK:

Tel: 1-800-513-7277 Ext. 826
or Email: info@fitfirsttechnologies.com


Tim Brennan

Co-Founder & Chief Visionary Officer

Tim inspires organizations to change their hiring process so they can get better results through the use of assessment tools. With more than 25 years of business, management and human resources experience, Tim has become known for delivering bold fresh ideas to executives, managers and human resource professionals on how they can find, hire and keep the right people – and improve their bottom line.

Tim is co-founder of Fit First Technologies. He has been instrumental in helping clients such as Atlantic Superstores, Admiral Insurance, Eden Valley Poultry, FYI Doctors and others reduce turnover, increase efficiencies, and generate a return on investment of more than 300% in one year – all through better people practices.

Prior to Fit First, Tim founded the Brennan Group of Online Companies – a firm that provided training to North American businesses on strengthening their sales leadership. It was here that he first started counselling clients on the impact of smarter selection practices. He built an impressive roster of clients including Canadian Tire, Humpty Dumpty, Subway, UPS stores and Westmont Hospitality. Prior, Tim spent more than a decade working in sales, management, IT and human resources at Frito-Lay – where he first developed his passion for understanding the differences between top and bottom performers.


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Presentations & Keynotes:

As an expert in his field, Tim is regularly in demand to speak at events and webinars. He gives fun, informative presentations that engage business owners, executives, line managers and human resource professionals with an eye-opening new perspective on finding, hiring and keeping the right people for maximum results. His audience walks away with useful, straightforward advice that they can begin implementing the minute they get back to their office. Just some of his topics include:

  • “If it Wasn’t for the People, This Job Would be Easy”
  • ““Employee Attraction – A New Approach””
  • “Rocking the Workplace: 3 Bold, New Hiring Ideas”
  • “The “F” Factor: What Separates the Best from the Rest?”
  • “Finding & Keeping Top Performers: The Art of Hiring Smart”

TO BOOK:

Tel: 1-800-513-7277 Ext. 725
or Email: info@fitfirsttechnologies.com


David Pothier

Chief Technology Officer

David leads technical teams to deliver world-class applications for businesses large and small. As a web software lead for over 20 years, David brings an agile, customer-first approach to each project that is undertaken to ensure that deliverables meet and exceed requirements.

The bigger the challenge, the better.- David has played a key role in developing systems ranging from large material management systems to job matching systems to systems that allow doctors to better facilitate offshore medical emergencies.

David has been instrumental in delivering products for companies including Humana, Bell Canada, Ricoh, Marine Atlantic, and Sysco Foods.


 

Mike Hopkins

Sales & Workforce Solutions

Michael Hopkins hails from Akron, Ohio where he worked at an early age in his family’s chain of discount stores.

Graduating from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Rhetoric, he went to work in the staffing business. After five years, he moved to Knoxville, TN to open his franchised office of a large national staffing company, building his location to one of the largest in a chain of over 400 offices. 

He learned through this experience that having the right skills, experience and education was only a part of the equation in what makes an employee a good fit with the job and the company. He also learned that job satisfaction and employment tenure were determined by other factors as well. Identifying these “soft skills” proved to make the difference for employees and employers in the hiring process and retention.

Michael then became Area Director at Profiles International Inc., a company that provided psychometric behavioral assessments to employers. After two more years in Knoxville, Michael was asked to join the corporate office in Waco, TX, where he worked for 20 years as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Profiles International.

When that company was acquired and the mission changed, Michael affiliated with Fit First Technologies Inc. in order to continue providing the level of assessment services to employers and jobseekers that he was accustomed to offering.

Michael specifically now works in the Workforce Solutions Division of Fit First, offering new technology that equips employers to evaluate candidates on the basis of a soft-skills match with the job and the organization’s culture. This approach effectively expands the pool of people employers can consider for their jobs and apprenticeships, while at the same time, opening new horizons for jobseekers.

Michael has two grown children and lives with his wife, Kay, in Frisco, Texas.


Do you have a Product or Sales Inquiry?

Contact Mike at 1-800-513-7277 ext. 840,

Or email: mike.hopkins@fitfirsttech.com

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info@fitfirsttechnologies.com

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PO Box 38057
Burnside Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3B 1X2

1135 Terminal Way, Suite 209
Reno, NV, USA
89502