Meet the Team that Makes it Happen

About Us

The Riipen team is as diverse as the communities we support. We come from different backgrounds, with a fantastic variety of skills, and a passion for solving the very real social issue of graduate underemployment. Conceptualized by Dana Stephenson and Dave Savory for their capstone entrepreneurship project at the University of Victoria, their idea addressed an issue that they faced personally as students — the challenge of building a network of possible employers and then demonstrating their skills to that network in order to find work that would start their careers. They were facing the graduation conundrum:
You can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job.
While at UVic, the two teamed up with grad students Richard Tuck and Jordan Ell to launch Riipen — for students, by students. Together, they recruited a team comprised of the best technology, academic, corporate, marketing, and customer service experience to deliver on Riipen’s mission:
To Reduce Graduate Underemployment
Today, we are a team that is driven, committed to long-term positive social change, has fun at work in a supportive environment, and lives and breathes our core values of Integrity, Passion, Ingenuity, Learning, Empowerment, and Community. We are rapidly growing and always looking for talented people with the right skills and attitude to join our team.

Contact Us

 

 

Harbour Centre

#1200 – 555 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC, V6B 4N6

team@riipen.com

Team Riipen

Dana Stephenson

Dana Stephenson

Diirector of Academiic Partnershiips

Dave Savory

Dave Savory

Diirector of Industry Partnershiips

Richard Tuck

Richard Tuck

Strategiic Diirector

Jordan Ell

Jordan Ell

Technology Diirector

Mohamed Mansour

Mohamed Mansour

Executiive Chaiirman

Emilie Holub

Emilie Holub

Academiic Relationshiip Manager

Jesse David

Jesse David

Front End Web Developer

Mike MacPherson

Mike MacPherson

Full Stack Web Developer

Septima Yasinowski

Septima Yasinowski

Industry Connectiing Associiate

Marek Filipiak

Marek Filipiak

Marketiing & Industry Sales

Devon Brittain

Devon Brittain

Industry Connectiing Associiate

Emily Masching

Emily Masching

Academiic Connectiing Associiate

Jack Voykin

Jack Voykin

Industry Connectiing Associiate

Chuck Hamilton

Chuck Hamilton

Strategiic Adviisor

Stewart Marshall

Stewart Marshall

Fiinance Guru

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