About Us

Don’t be generic, be yourself.

Below you’ll find brief bios on our team members highlighting our eclectic mix of training and skills. But you will also read about our life experiences, interests, quotes we find motivating and ambitions we have for the world. This diverse range of experiences, backgrounds, and interests are embraced at P4G and show up in our work for clients every day.

Our Team

Bradley Daye, Co-Founder of Placemaking 4G. A photo of Bradley appears on a grey background. He wears a grey checkered blazer overtop a sky blue sweater and wears a necklace.
Bradley Daye


On a mission to co-create a more socially conscious recruiting industry, Bradley leads P4G’s placemaking work, and inspires workplaces to embrace cultural differences, lived experiences, and the vulnerabilities that come with being human at work.

Matt Thomson

Co-Founder/CEO, father, husband, and social entreprenuer

With a bold vision to make the world of work more human, Matt joined forces to co-found and inspire the life force that makes P4G. 

Lauren Sears

Co-Founder & Strategic Advisor

An ecosystem-builder by trade, Lauren has an educational background in psychology, business, and organizational behaviour. A successful university athletic career paired with 14 years of coaching high-performance sport nurtured her curiosity for developing people and teams.

Patrick Adeyemi

Technology and Innovation Manager

Passionate about sustainable and inclusive progress, Patrick’s expertise helps P4G align intentionally at the intersection of business and technology. 

Robynne Baxter

Placemaking and Human Dynamics Lead

Robynne champions P4G’s Human Dynamics and employment practices both internally, and for clients and partners who are making intentional efforts to humanize their workforce.

Shamme Akter

Human Dynamics Specialist, CPHR Candidate and member of CPHR Nova Scotia

Leaning on both her masters in business administration in Human Resource Management and her advanced diploma in Human Resource Management from NSCC, Shamme supports P4G Placemakers with an informed and holistic approach to values-based recruitment.
Kaylee Hake

Communication & Strategy

Motivated by helping others to achieve their goals, Kaylee is here to help P4G clients and partners identify and share their authentic stories, build their dream teams and bring new projects to life.

Julieta Diaz-Beltran


Driven to support the holistic growth of others, on the foundation of authentic relationship-building, Julieta helps organizations create the conditions for new contributors to thrive and grow.

Adam Nagiar


With an impulse to humanize all approaches to automation, Adam marries human touch with technology at P4G.

Amr ElKhashab


Motivated to remove barriers and provide equitable access to opportunities for everyone, Amr is a natural people-connector who helps organizations find and build long-lasting relationships with unique contributors.
Hilary Sears

Finance and Operations Lead

Hilary creates alignment and accountability within P4G’s operations and influences workplace environments so that everyone can thrive.

Holly Dickinson

Customer & Project Success Manager

Holly is a critical and innovative thinker with a love of creative and collaborative problem-solving. Hooked on seeing projects through from ideation to execution, she brings an intentional approach to project management at P4G.

Aly Dort

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Honing in on her divergent thinking skills, Aly brings a unique and holistic lens to our strategic marketing initiatives here at P4G.

Vanessa Smithers


With deep ancestral roots in the African-Nova Scotian community of Truro and over 15 years of expertise in community employment, wellness support, and advocacy for underserved populations, Vanessa Smithers embodies a profound commitment to nurturing meaningful employee-employer dynamics as a Placemaker.

Our Strategic Advisors

Margaret Schwartz

Communications Consultant

A natural connector and storyteller, Margaret works with the P4G Placemakers to intentionally connect and share career opportunities with communities, and helps to amplify the P4G story. 

Brady Paul

Strategic Advisor

Driven to aid in the decolonization of education, government, and society, Brady advocates for the implantation and protection of Indigenous rights and heritage.

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