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Daneal Charney, CHRL - MaRs Venture Services. Toronto, Canada Area, ON, CA

Daneal Charney, CHRL Daneal Charney, CHRL

Director of Talent | MaRs Venture Services

Toronto, Canada Area, ON, CANADA

Award-Winning Human Resources Leader| Tech Enthusiast | Public Speaker



Daneal Charney, CHRL Publication Daneal Charney, CHRL Publication






HR Innovator | Startup Enthusiast | Speaker & Moderator | Author of "Hitting Stryde: GenY Career Survival Guide | Head of Talent for @MaRSDD Venture Services 

Daneal’s 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 start-ups.

At MaRS, Daneal heads the talent team with the mandate to serve entrepreneurs across all high-growth sectors in scaling their talent. She works with the executive teams to develop strategies that advance their competitiveness as an employer and workplace.

Recently Daneal co-produced the inaugural #MoveTheDial event – on a mission to change the face of tech leadership in Canada. #MoveTheDial brought together the largest gathering of tech start-up 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 was recently named Top 25 HR Professionals in Canada and also received the Canadian HR Awards Finalist in the Category of Best Employer Branding (2016) and AceTech Ontario Leadership Initiative Award recipient (2017),

Daneal holds a Masters in International Management & Cross-Cultural, Advanced Program in Human Resource Management from Rotman School of Business and is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL).

Co-author of a career survival guide for millennials.
"Hitting Stryde is a must read for an Millennials as they enter the workforce. A great collection of insightful tips, illustrated by real-life examples, to help new graduates get an edge in work and life." - David Stein, former exec at Salesforce and current Managing Partner at Leaders Fund.

Daneal has a Masters in Arts in International Leadership and is a Certified Co-Active Coach.

Fee Ranges: Up to $5000

Contact Information
Daneal Charney
Cell: 416 8996512

Industry Expertise (6)

Human Resources Information Technology and Services Professional Training and Coaching Computer Software Staffing and Recruiting Talent Management

Areas of Expertise (14)

hiring tech talent scaling tech software companies hiring globally Innovation & Creativity Women in Tech Start Up Companies Hr Technology Leadership Entreprenership Startups Employment Brand HR for startups global skills AI for recruitment or HR Hr & Talent Management Future of Work

Accomplishments (5)

Hitting Stryde: A Generation Y Career Survival Guide (professional)


Co-author of a career survival guide for millennials.

"Hitting Stryde is a must read for an Millennials as they enter the workforce. A great collection of insightful tips, illustrated by real-life examples, to help new graduates get an edge in work and life."
- David Stein, former exec at Salesforce and current Managing Partner at Leaders Fund

HR Awards 2016 Finalist in the category of Best Employer Branding (professional)


HR Awards 2016 Finalist in the category of Best Employer Branding

ACETech Ontario - Leadership Initiative Awards (professional)


ACETech Ontario - Leadership Initiative Awards recognizes the expertise and thought leadership of members and provides a structure to share within the membership.

Top 25 Human Resource Professionals award - Canadian HR Reporter (professional)


Top 25 Human Resource Professionals award - Canadian HR Reporter

2018 Canadian HR Awards Winner (professional)


Reader's Choice Award for Best Service Provider

Education (1)

Rotman School of Management: Advanced Program in Human Resource Management, Business Acumen for HR Professionals, Human Resources 2012

Affiliations (1)

  • Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL)

Testimonials (2)

Emma Scott, CSO & Co-founder | Talent Minded

Daneal has been a formidable force behind NexJ`s recognition as a career maker for new grads in enterprise software. It has been a pleasure partnering with her to bring in new people to NexJ.

Jennifer Corriero, Executive Director | TakingItGlobal

Daneal has offered incredible insight to our leadership team at TakingITGlobal in her capacity as a coach, workshop facilitator and consultant. She has help to develop the capacity of of staff to have courageous conversations and also played an instrumental role in supporting the development of some of our HR systems and processes. Daneal is also an incredible moderator for events and offers supportive approaches to problem solving with her clients.

Media Appearances (8)

Interview with Ben Zifkin, CEO of Hubba

Beta kit  online


One-on-one interview with Hubba CEO Ben Zifkin on scaling his business, culture and himself as a leader.

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HR Chat: Talent, Learning & Innovate Work with Daneal Charney

HR Gazette  online


Interview on the consumerization of HR

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HR in the Hotseat

HRM  online


Interviews with recognized HR. Leaders

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Virtual teams - trend or fad

CBC Radio/Metro Morning  radio


Virtual team - is this a trend or a fad?

Canada's Bold Move to Attract Highly Skilled Talent Paying Off

Epoch News  online


Global hiring is on the up and up in Canada

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Does HR Need AI?

HR Reporter  print


Front page

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Tech Companies Need to Stand Up to Jerks in Their Midst

Globe & Mail  online


Real cost of jerks

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Company Builder

HRD Magazine  print


Profiles HRD 2018 award winners

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Event Appearances (30)

How Start-ups Can Attract Talent in a Hot Job Market

Venture for Canada  Lighthouse Labs


Cost of Brilliant Jerks

ACETech Ontario - Leadership Iniative Awards  Downtown Toronto


"Conversation with Ben Zifkin, CEO of Hubba" -- Up Close & Personal Interview

Venture for Canada  77 King St W #500 Toronto, ON M5K 1A2


New Faces of Fintech - Key Organizer

MaRS Fintech  MaRS Auditorium, 111 College Street


Sorry, Uber! How Canadian Gender Diversity Wins.

Tactics for Founders from our HR Leaders.  Virtual Open Forum


Cost of Brilliant Jerks

TorontoHR Meetup hosted by Tembo Social  Toronto


Recruitment Marketing - Presenter

Grow Camp  MaRS Discovery District


Summit Host

HR Tech Summit Canada  International Centre


Consumerization of HR

InnovateWork  Downtown Toronto


HRToronto Meetup

Venture for Canada - BDC Series  Lighthouse Labs


Dealing with Brilliant Jerks

Toronto CTO  Downtown Toronto

Recruiting is sales and marketing

AceTech CTO Roundtable  Spoke Club


Life is Short, Join a Startup

Venture for Canada  Downtown Toronto


HR Leadership Summit  Downtown Toronto


AI, Data and the Workplace

Elevate Toronto  We Work, Downtown Toronto


Building a Culture That Attracts Top Talent

CIX Conference  Toronto


Mastering Growth Webinar: Building Brand Identity for Culture & Customer

Mastering Growth Webinar Series  MaRS Discovery District

Co-founders & Where to Find Them

Webinar  Queens Masters of Entrepreneurship Program


Panel moderator

Talent Fuels Tech announcement/panel  MaRS Discovery


Master facilitator/host

MaRS Tech Disrupters - The Tech Enabled CHRO  MaRS


Standing Out Above the Crowd - Building an Employer Advantage

Grow Camp  MaRS Discovery District


Preparing HR for Hyper-Growth - Panel Moderator

HR Tech Summit  Toronto


Addressing Tech’s Ethical Dark Side: How Can we Ensure that AI is Used for the Good? - Panel Moderator

HR Tech Summit  


Fireside chat - Why AI Needs Human Resources

Hospital conference  SickKids, UHN and Holland Bloorview


League WebEx series

Innovative ways to propel your talen acquisition strategy  WebEx


Redesigning the Employee Experience Leveraging Data

4th Annual People Analytics Conference  Toronto, ON


From Corporate to Startup - Pivoting Your Role

Elevate Talent  Toronto, ON


HR's Role in Creating a Great Employee Experience

CHRO Roundtable series  MaRS Discovery District


Technology, Disruption and what AI Means to You

Recharge 2018 Conference  


Cannabis in the Workplace Panel

Peerscale Power Session  Toronto, ON


Sample Talks (3)

Developing a compelling EVP that answers the question, "why should I work for you?

Can be done as keynote, presentation or panel topic

Recruitment Marketing 101: a required discipline for HR leaders

Can be done as keynote, presentation or panel topic

The Total Cost of Jerks (TCJ) in the workplace #NoAssholeRule

Can be done as keynote, presentation or panel topics



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance


1000 to 5000

Articles (5)

Tech Companies Need to stand up to Jerks in their Midst Globe & Mail

Daneal Charney


Provocative article to caution tech companies against being enablers to brilliant jerks. The worst behaviour in your culture becomes the new normal.

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Overdue Welcome to Foreign Talent Tech Vibes

Daneal Charney


June 12th was the launch of the Global Skills Strategy promising an expedited visa process for highly skilled talent.

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Generation Y at Work Great Place to Work

Daneal Charney

What will generation Y be like as managers? Some argue they will adapt the same behaviors and practices as the rest of us. “Wait till they grow up and have real responsibility!. That will teach ‘em”. While this line of thinking seems to make sense because GenY will be in the same life stage as the managers before them, it doesn’t take into account the tremendous shifts in workplace culture.

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Canada's Startups are Noticing US Headlines About Sexism in Tech IT Business

Christine Wong


Guest contributor for this article

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HR in the Hot Seat: Daneal Charney, MaRS Discovery District HRM Magazine

Laura McQuillian


Personal career profile

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