Daneal is the director of talent for MaRS Venture Services.
Her fascination with tech began with her first leadership role in 1997 for Intel Corporation, China and strengthened during her last 10 years working for some of Toronto’s most innovative startups.
At MaRS, Daneal heads up the talent team within MaRS Venture Services, with the mandate to serve entrepreneurs across all high-growth sectors to scale their talent. She works with executive teams to develop strategies that advance their competitiveness as both employers and workplaces.
Recently Daneal co-produced the inaugural #MoveTheDial event – on a mission to change the face of tech leadership in Canada. #MoveTheDial brought together one of the largest gatherings of tech startup female leaders in Canada, including 100 founders and 40 venture capitalists.
Daneal is a sought-out expert, entrepreneur, mentor and speaker on leading HR thinking. She’s a recognized Canadian HR Awards Finalist in the Category of Best Employer Branding (2016) and AceTech Ontario Leadership Initiative Award recipient (2107).
Daneal holds a masters in international management and a cross-cultural, advanced program in human resource management from Rotman School of Business and is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL).