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Mindset of A Younger Workforce (October CEO Breakfast Club)

Mindset of A Younger Workforce (October CEO Breakfast Club)

Friday, October 6, 2023 (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM) (PDT)


Recruiting and retaining a talented younger workforce has always been a challenge in the tech industry. However, a widening generational gap in workplace expectations, the hangover of covid and the great resignation, and a tight labour market have increased the challenge ten-fold.

In the face of these headwinds, how are companies in Victoria's tech industry responding with creative recruiting and retention strategies for Gen Zs and Millennials?

Karren and Ryan from RFDM Solutions ( will be facilitating an open discussion on insights and creative best practices on how to attract, grow and retain a younger workforce.

We are looking forward to a dynamic discussion between leaders and their hiring teams!


Ryan Foster ( is the Founder and Managing Director of RFDM Solutions who brings over a decade of experience in digital marketing and CRM consulting, with a background in the automotive, apparel and software industries. His career has included time spent as a Senior Digital Marketing Strategist for AutoTrader Canada as well as a CRM & Marketing Automation Strategy Consultant for organizations as diverse as Manulife, Leatherman, and the United Nations Refugee Agency.

He enjoys songwriting, tennis, and when not working can be found reading a book at his favorite diner or spending time with his lovely partner and their pets.

Karren LeGear ( is the Chief Operating Officer of RFDM Solutions who has an established reputation for relationship building. Her background in hospitality management and administration helped her to hone the soft skills she uses to champion RFDM’s strategic partnership program while also managing client relationships, hiring, and business operations. She is an innovative and versatile leader, both in the workplace and as a mentor for local connections.

When not shaking hands and winning hearts and minds, Karren revels in the many delights the West Coast has to offer, enjoys snuggles with her pint-sized pup, and heads off on family adventures near and far.

For more information on joining VIATEC Peer Roundtables, or to attend this session in person or over Zoom, please contact Rob Bennett by e-mail at

Victoria, BC

For more information on joining VIATEC Peer Roundtables, or to attend this session in person or over Zoom, please contact Rob Bennett by e-mail at

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Friday, October 6, 2023 (7:30 AM - 9:00 AM) (PDT)
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