Gigit began as an idea about how to help volunteers and volunteer organizations find each other, as well as an effort to provide a better set of volunteer management tools than what was currently available to non-profits and volunteer organizations.
As leading software engineers who had delivered world-class scheduling software to some of the world’s largest Fortune 500 companies, it seemed like a simple enough gap to fill. But it quickly became clear that solving the volunteer software problem was just the tip of the iceberg.
But the leadership team at Gigit had already spent decades delivering software, successfully starting and selling multiple software development companies over the years, and it seemed like the right time to try to do something more.
That “something more” is what continues to drive Gigit’s success today.
Gigit is the next step in social media. It is a social platform built to showcase the impact that individuals have on their communities. And not just in the non-profit sector. Gigit provides a platform for businesses, schools, and other organizations to engage with the individuals who make a difference by shopping local, looking for local paid work, attending local events, and supporting the local causes and volunteer requirements their communities so urgently need to fill.
Our Gigit team is made up of leaders in the software engineering, business consulting, and not-for-profit sectors, marrying together the expertise required to create this unique social platform and world-class operational management backend that replaces the need for multiple operational management systems.
Our senior team members have decades of experience delivering software to some of the largest companies and industries in the world as well as working in and serving the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors at municipal, provincial, and national levels.
A senior product manager and executive with 15 years of experience delivering enterprise level software as a developer, pre-sales engineer, and product manager.
A senior developer who has over 20 years of experience delivering enterprise level applications to some of the biggest companies on the planet.
With over 25 years of marketing, communications, and not-for-profit sector experience, Sarah has delivered successful campaigns and communications at local, provincial, and national levels.
With a deep understanding of the Gigit platform, Christian provides insightful product demonstrations for potential users, as well as training and technical support for existing users.
With a passion for building great software companies, John has started, built, and successfully exited, multiple software start-ups over the past 22 years. His most recent venture, VIZIYA was acquired by Quarterhill Inc. in June 2017.
As a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and VC, Sean’s experience and ongoing consultancy is a tremendous leadership asset for gigit.
With over 20 years of software implementation knowledge, combined with industry experience, Aleks has built a career in product management, marketing, and sales.