#RostieTalk with cryptoducation’s Roberto Sanabria

Come watch this month’s instalment of #RostieTalks. In this episode, Roberto Sanabria of Cryptoducation discusses Bitcoin, Blockchains & all things Cryptocurrencies. http://ow.ly/Om7630hEEBE

Visit https://cryptoducation.com/collections/executive to sign up for upcoming hands-on workshops in Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

#RostieTalks with Tim Collins of Stafflink Solutions

This month on #RostieTalks, we welcome Tim Collins, President of Stafflink Solutions. Tim and his team have spent the last 15 years building Stafflink to a staffing firm that now specialises in IT that operates in North America. In this episode, Tim talks about:

  • The job market for AI/ML in Toronto
  • The future of tech in Canada
  • Millennials and educating the next generation of tech experts
  • Using technology for recruiting
  • Why recruiting can be a rewarding career
  • Why Stafflink picked The Rostie Group

You can also listen to the audio version of this interview here:

#RostieTalks with Steve Lamb of ioFabric

This episode of Rostie Talks features Steve Lamb, CEO & Co-founder of ioFabric,who provide data as a service for businesses looking to store their data in the cloud.

In this video we talk about:

  • What ioFabric does
  • What is the cloud and its role in business
  • The future of cloud and data
  • Working with a team overseas
  • Why ioFabric chose The Rostie Group

You can also listen to Rostie Talks in audio format on SoundCloud:

#RostieTalks with Richard Fernandes of The Staffing Exchange

In this episode of Rostie Talks, we sit down with Richard Fernandes, Founder & CEO of The Staffing Exchange.

With over 25 years of experience, Richard now has big plans for the recruitment industry in North America. We talk about:

  • The Staffing Exchange
  • Consolidating the recruitment industry
  • Why he picked the Sales Hub

You can also listen to the audio version of this interview on our SoundCloud page:

#RostieTalks Are Back with Jim Latimer of servicePath

You may have seen our old video series called Rostie Talks where we interviewed some of our existing clients. In 2017, we’re going to pick up where we left off by uploading a new video every month. Keep up with our tenants and see what they’re up to, where they hope to be and how they’re shaping their respective industries. Consider this our new year’s resolution to you!

In our first Rostie Talks video of the year, we interviewed Jim Latimer of servicePath. Jim uses a coworking space in our Sales Hub and works with his colleagues overseas from his desk by Toronto’s waterfront.

In the video, Jim talks about:

  • What servicePath does
  • How he works seamlessly with his team through Slack and Skype
  • Why he loves coworking and chose The Rostie Group

You can also listen to the audio version of the interview on Soundcloud

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#RostieTalks – Michael Koenig, Partner at Davis Martindale


This week on #RostieTalks we feature Michael Koenig, Partner at Davis Martindale, with questions beings presented by Hannah Tough, Rostie Group’s Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator. They talk about Davis Martindale’s operations and why they are more than just your average accounting firm! 

Watch this video and tweet @rostiegroup!

Thank you for coming out and answering a few questions Mr. Koenig!

#RostieTalks – Millennials Perspective on the Future of Work



This week on #RostieTalks we feature Spencer Anderson and Danny Tharma of McGill University and Lorcan Kelleher of Dalhousie University, with questions beings presented by Spencer Anderson, Rostie Group’s Customer Service Representative. They dive into how they believe millenials entering the workforce will change the way we work, and the barriers to entry they face.


Watch this video and tweet @rostiegroup for your opinions on the subject!


Thank you for coming out and answering a few questions Spencer, Danny and Lorcan!

#RostieTalks – Citrix – GoToMeeting



This week on #RostieTalks features David Potter, Marketing Manager for Citrix Canada in Toronto and Spencer Anderson, Rostie Group’s Customer Service Representative. They dive into Citrix’s GoToMeeting platform and the benefits of having a versatile office space in Toronto’s waterfront community. Watch the video then check out http://www.gotomeeting.ca/ for more ways to improve your business meeting experience.


This is Spencer Anderson from The Rostie Group, and I’m here with David Potter from Citrix.

Q.  Tell us a bit about your business and what are the specific areas that you guys specialize in.

A.  We’re a software company. We have a range of online products that allow people to collaborate, work, and stay productive regardless of where they are.


Q.  How did you develop your interest in the industry?

A.  I came into tech marketing kind of backwards, I was in the advertising industry first and got into working on clients who were in tech business and gradually over time moved into working on the client side of the business and was lucky enough to join Citrix when we opened the office for our mobility apps business unit here a couple of years ago.


Q.  What are the main differences between GoToMeeting and your competitors?

A.  Whether you’re looking at GoToMeeting or GoToWebinar or any of our other products we really focus on a couple different things. The biggest one being ease of use because if the products aren’t easy for your customers or for you to use or your employees to use then you’re not going to see the benefit that you hope to. We also have a product set that is focused on businesses, so they’re not consumer products; they have really been designed with businesses in mind.


Q.  How long has Citrix been with The Rostie Group?

A.  We have been here at The Rostie Group for about three years since we opened since we opened our offices for the mobility apps and business unit here in Canada.


Q.  How often do you use our meeting space and training space?

A.  The great thing for the meeting space for us is that we have a relatively small team in Canada and the ability to have extra meeting rooms and scale up when we need it gives us the flexibility without the need to have to carry that extra cost in an ongoing basis.


Q.  What is your experience working in this kind of an environment so far?

A.  We have a great balance in this type of environment. We have a personal or a segregated office space here for Citrix which gives us the privacy but we also have access to the shared facilities such as the kitchen or the extra meetings rooms which has been great for us as we’ve grown


Q.  What is the most exciting part of your job?

A.  I think I have a really great job; I have lots of opportunities to do different things on an ongoing basis. There is a great opportunity to test and do new things whether it’s in social media or some of the things we’re doing to help support the sales team here in Canada.


Q.  Living and working in downtown Toronto, Harbourfront/South Core, what do you love most about it?

A.  I think for me I really like the way the South Core has been changing over the last number of years, despite the construction I think it will be well worth it in the end. I’m working here now as my second stint, my first being working at a university at one of the other buildings here and it’s amazing how much has changed. With the connection of the PATH getting you right downtown when you need to, particularly in the winters, the addition of UP is going to be great in the sense that if you’re travelling regionally you can quickly get over to Billy Bishop (Airport) to take a short flight, if you need to go a little farther the UP train will get you to Pearson (Airport) fairly quickly and painlessly once it’s up and running and I think the changes that are happening along the WaterFront make it a very vibrant place to work and live.


Thank you for coming out and answering a few questions David!

#RostieTalks – Miller & Bean

New video interview! #RostieTalks, features Miller & Bean, Toronto’s reliable office coffee service. Watch Spencer Anderson, our Customer Service Representative interview Josh Nehme, Director of Accounts Management and Partner, as they dive into the exciting details of this service based company in the GTA providing premium coffee, filtered water, and breakroom supplies for offices.

Q. Tell us a bit about your business and the area you specialize in.

A. Miller & Bean is an office coffee service company. We provide coffee, filtered water, and break room supplies to companies in the GTA.
Q. What sets you apart from the rest?

A. Our number one product is the BaristaPro bean-to-cup coffee machine, it’s the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly coffee machine for the office. Clients love it, best seller. The other “intangible” thing that sets us apart is our focus on customer service. It all boils down to creating relationships and we’ll go to the end of the world for our clients
Q. What do you love about having your business in Toronto?

A. Toronto is a vibrant and exciting city. If you look at all the development, all the business that is happening here… it is clearly the best place to be in Canada, even North America… to grow your business.


Q. How long have you been at the Rostie Group and why do you like it here?

A. Miller & Bean has been providing coffee service in Toronto for 7 years now, and we moved our sales and admin office to the Rostie Group this year. Our warehouse is 5 minutes away but working in a professional office environment right on Bay St., has already proven invaluable. It gives us quick and easy access to our clients and it’s perfect for training and meetings.


Q. When you look back, what is the most memorable experience you’ve had?

A. I’m very lucky because I get to do the fun stuff with our clients. A lot of them have charities they support and we’ll come in and support them too. Whether it’s a run, or a BBQ, or a party, those are always fun. I was lucky last year, I got out of rappelling on Old City Hall.


Q. What motivates you?

A. I want to build a great business. I want people to look at our team and think “those guys are making a difference”. I like that sense of accomplishment, that feeling of pride… that motivates me.


Q. What are the three pieces of advice you would give to others looking to try their hand in your industry?

A. -Make sure your phone is fully charged every day, because it’ll be ringing non-stop

-The mornings are early, so drink a lot of coffee, don’t worry about sleep.

-Treat your clients like gold. Keep your word.


Q. Where do you get your caffeine fix?

A. Lucky for me I’m never out of coffee. We’re always doing a demo here and there or testing out some new blend, so have constant access to caffeine. That’s not the problem. LOL


Q. What do you prefer, regular coffee or espresso?

A. Both! I have a Keurig at home and that gives my morning jolt, right now I’m loving the dark roasts. Our BaristaPro makes QWE espresso, so americanos, lattes, cappuccinos…I sneak a few of those every day too.


Q. You’re on a desert island and allowed only one item…

A. My cellphone, and a charger. And some coffee. Am I allowed three?


Q. What are you going to plug your charger into?

A. Can I bring a portable generator?… and some coffee? Can I bring three?