About Us

Our Story

“The idea for Kahuso came to us while we were working as freelance executives ourselves, helping companies grow. We saw how important it was for these companies to have access to experienced executives on a flexible basis, and at the same time, how there were so many senior executives trying to find employers with these exact needs. Surprisingly, there just wasn’t a good platform dedicated to connecting the two groups—so we created it!”

-Kahuso Founders

About Kahuso

Kahuso is a sophisticated online marketplace that connects accomplished executives and professionals with companies for full-time, contract, advisory and board opportunities. We leverage a deeper data set in our matching algorithm including various preferences, experience, expertise, cultural fit and professional attributes to deliver more intelligent results for both executives and companies alike.

What Kahuso Means

(in Hawaii) a wise person, expert or shaman
a strong, concentrated shot of coffee
a concentrated shot of an expert

The Kahuso Team

Jim Gemmill

Chief Executive Officer

Jim has been an entrepreneur his entire life.  Beginning at a young age he has always been looking for a better way to service customer needs in whatever industry he was involved. He entered the employment industry in 2004 by founding Donaldson & James an employment services company focused on total customer employment programs.  In 2017 Donaldson & James purchased Kahuso to create a technology led employment solution.  The company has been renamed Kahuso with Donaldson & James as one of its operating brands.  Before Donaldson & James, Jim owned, successfully built and sold Culligan Western Ontario, one of the largest dealer groups in North America with one of Canada’s largest bottling plants.

Michael Carter

Co-Founder & President

Michael is a serial technology entrepreneur, a former management consultant (A.T. Kearney) and faculty member at the Richard Ivey School of Business. He co-founded Kahuso in 2015 to help re-define how executive work happens.

Before Kahuso, Michael founded, led and successfully sold MyThum Interactive, one of North America’s leading mobile marketing technology providers.

Caleb Rubin

Co-Founder & CMO

Caleb is a pioneer in the North American digital marketing landscape. He co-founded Kahuso to change the way the world works.

Before Kahuso, Caleb honed his craft building brands and leading market growth in various executive roles at Rogers, AT&T and E*Trade. Caleb is also a coach and advisor to numerous startups.

Brian Viveiros

Co-Founder & CTO

Brian is an accomplished tech leader and entrepreneur (who started coding in the 9th grade). Before co-founding Kahuso he worked with Michael at MyThum, where he helped build the platform and development team from the ground up.

Brian has also helped to launch a number of start ups including Mercatus, FlashStock, and Brave Commerce, which was successfully sold to Rogers.

Erica Melarangeli

Director, Sales

Erica has been successfully building workforces from the top down for nearly two decades.  As an accomplished Sales and Operational Leader from the Staffing Industry you can expect experience driving permanent placements across Canada, onsite program management, customized workforce solutioning, vendor management and a creative approach to ensuring you have the right talent. Erica joined Kahuso to share this brilliant approach to how organizations can find their next executive.