The GT Hiring Solutions management team offers extensive employment program delivery, management and administrative experience. We are committed to providing high quality employment services in a supportive and caring environment.
Frank Bourree (CMC), Chief Executive Officer
Frank has been involved in the creation and management of employment programs since the mid 1990s and firmly believes that giving a hand up benefits an individual more than giving a hand-out. In addition to serving as CEO of GT Hiring Solutions, Frank is one of the three Principals of Chemistry Consulting Group Inc. which is the parent company of GT Hiring Solutions. In the consulting field, Frank provides services in the areas of project feasibility, human resources development, operational reviews, tourism planning, and purchase and sales negotiations. Before establishing Chemistry Consulting Group with partners Charles Shier and Christine Stoneman, Frank was a partner with Grant Thornton LLP where he led the firm’s national tourism consulting practice. Prior to entering the consulting field, he spent several years with Controlled Foods International and then 10 years as the owner/operator of 10 restaurants. He currently serves on the boards of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Victoria.
Charles Shier (CA), Chief Financial Officer
Charles has been overseeing the financial and IT administration of GT Hiring Solutions’ employment programs since 1997. In addition to serving as CFO of GT Hiring Solutions, Charles is one of the three Principals of Chemistry Consulting Group Inc. which is the parent company of GT Hiring Solutions. For consulting clients, Charles offers more than 25 years of experience as a chartered accountant, auditor and chief financial officer, and provides a range of business valuation, financial modeling, and financial analysis services. His particular areas of expertise include the development of financial projections and costing models, financial analysis, controllership, business valuations, and financial performance benchmarking.
Christine Stoneman (CMC, RPR), Chief Operating Officer
Christine has been overseeing the operational aspects of GT Hiring Solutions’ employment programs since 1997. In addition to serving as COO of GT Hiring Solutions, Christine is one of the three Principals of Chemistry Consulting Group Inc. which is the parent company of GT Hiring Solutions. Christine currently leads a team of more than 82 staff who are delivering WorkBC services from 7 offices in 5 communities. As a Certified Management Consultant, Registered Professional Recruiter, and Certified Tourism Trainer, Christine also provides a range of HR consulting and recruitment services through Chemistry Consulting Group. She currently serves as a member of the board of the Tourism Industry Association of B.C., and the Canadian Tourism Human Resources Council.
Jonathan Rugge, IT/IM Senior Manager
Jonathan has more than 10 years of experience in the fields of information technology and information systems. He has successfully developed and supported systems for numerous past ministry employment programs including the BC Employment Program, the Workplace Training for Innovation Program, the Jobs Placement Program, HardHats and others. For the WorkBC program Jonathan is responsible for all issues associated with GT Hiring Solutions’ side of the Integrated Client Management (ICM) system including server maintenance, website data integration, and data security. Jonathan also provides IT/IM consulting services through Chemistry Consulting Group with a focus on database and web applications.
Kim Osborne, Regional Manager - Lower Mainland
Kim has been part of the GT Hiring Solutions’ provincial management team for 12 years. She currently serves as the Lower Mainland Area Manager with responsibility for the five WorkBC Employment Services Centres in Burnaby and Chilliwack. In this capacity, she oversees a 38-member staff team and liaises with a network of 18 sub-contracted community service providers to ensure that the specialized service needs of WorkBC clients are being met. Previously, Kim served as the BC Employment Program Regional Manager in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, with responsibility for the Immigrant/ESL contract. Altogether, Kim has more than 20 years of senior management experience and more than 15 years of experience working in the field of employment services.
Carolyn Yeager, Regional Manager - Vancouver Island
Carolyn has been part of the GT Hiring Solutions’ provincial management team since 2006. She currently serves as the Vancouver Island Area Manager with responsibility for the five WorkBC Employment Services Centres located in Victoria, Saanich and Nanaimo. In this capacity, Carolyn oversees a 45-member staff team and liaises with a network of 17 sub-contracted community service providers to ensure that the specialized service needs of WorkBC clients are being met. Previously, Carolyn served for four years as the BC Employment Program Vancouver Island Regional Manager, and for five years as a HardHats Program Manager. Prior to joining the employment services field, she held management positions in hotels across Canada and has over 20 years of marketing and public relations experience.
Lindsay McLaughlin, Operations Manager
Lindsay has worked in employment programming since 1997 with the GT Hiring Solutions team. In her current position as Operations Manager she works with seven WorkBC offices within five communities. Previous to this position, Lindsay was a Service Delivery Manager for Vancouver Island with GT Hiring Solutions, she has also worked as an employment coordinator, facilitator and program coordinator with a variety of different employment programs and funding models. Lindsay has also worked for global companies in operations and project management in the hospitality and transport industries.