Hey, I’m Jonathan.
There are very few times in life when all of the stars align. And when they do, we must make the most of it.
Flashing back to a bad day in November 2020, my day had started out on the wrong foot. A “bad day” would actually be an understatement. But when life knocks you down, we shake it off and pick ourselves back up. Right? That same afternoon, I stumbled upon Canvas's job opening for a Sales leader. After some research, I immediately noticed a direct correlation between Canvas's industry alignment and the personal correlation of the importance of DEI in the world.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but that moment led me to where I am now. It led me to embark on this mission to make the world more equitable by building a collaborative talent marketplace that creates more opportunity for everyone. It’s a new year, and I could not be more excited about joining Canvas as the new VP of Sales!
Words cannot fully encapsulate the excitement I have in joining the Canvas team. I’ve worked in this industry for the past eleven years, so I know the ins and outs. And most importantly, I know the problems that need to be fixed. Canvas's mission couldn’t be a better fit with my personal and professional commitments. I’m ready to help Canvas continue to make long-lasting impacts on the global workforce.
Social and racial inequalities are not new. The unrest of the world today has put a magnifying glass on these injustices. This new visibility has created a heightened awareness that calls for change. Everyone deserves the same chance to be hired at a company. Everyone deserves to find a job that helps them grow professionally. Everyone deserves to work for an organization that creates an environment of inclusion and mirrors the diverse world we live in.
Unfortunately, the existing recruitment process is broken, in more ways than one. This is why I believe that Canvas has an incredible opportunity to leave a lasting impact on society. Together, we will strive to help underrepresented talent of all backgrounds get the jobs they deserve.
Starting at Canvas is not only the start of a new career for me, but I view it as the beginning of a journey—A Journey to help leave the world in a better place than when I got here.
Time to get to work!
Want to join the DE&I revolution with us? Explore opportunities at Canvas.