Team 2018-06-19T06:59:56+00:00

OUR TEAM

We are a team of business and technology experts focused on providing premium recruiting services.

Basel Ismail MBA MS

CEO and Co-founder

Email:basel@blockgram.com

Basel is a Blockchain and financial technology expert, He has stood up multiple new business units for fortune 50 companies, MBA in Finance from Cornell University, MS in Information Security and Risk Management, and a BComm in Computer Network Engineering.

Yasir Ismail

Co-founder

Email:yasir@blockgram.com

Yasir is an expert on wealth management and global capital markets. He has worked for Fidelity Investments and several boutique financial services firms in Toronto, Canada. He is fully trilingual in English, French, and Arabic.

Mohsen Gordpour

Co-founder

Email:mohsen@blockgram.com

Mohsen has a Bachelor of Business Administration from York University. He is a seasoned veteran in the recruiting and talent acquisition domain having worked for prestigious recruiting firms in Toronto, Canada.

Larry Emmerich

Director, Recruiting Operations

Email:larry@blockgram.com

Larry has worked for more than 20 years in information technology recruiting and business development and is an expert in developing strong relationships with candidates and clients. Experienced in all facets of recruiting and staffing, including for the United States Department of Defence (DoD), civilian government agencies, IBM, Kelly Services, and The Choice, Inc., which is a women-owned professional staffing services organization that facilitates the engagement of talent for its clients on a direct hire, temporary-to-hire and temporary basis.

Kevin McDonough

Director, Talent Acquisition

Email:kevin@blockgram.com

Kevin has 30 years of experience in consultative and strategic selling, which includes 15 years of selling into a multitude of verticals and managing teams. He has deep insight into how data, people, processes, and technology combine to drive business outcomes; effective at communicating their ROI to C-level executives. He was a senior executive at Dun & Bradstreet (DNB), a publicly traded advanced data, insight, and analytics company, and managed a business development organization at ZoomInfo, a market intelligence provider for the staffing and recruiting industry.