Mark Rodgman, 29

Co-founder and managing director, TalentPartners JS Inc.


Mark RodgmanEvaan KherajLife Story: Mark Rodgman started his business career from his high-school locker in Maple Ridge, selling pop, chips and chocolate he and a friend bought in bulk from Costco. Rodgman, who has a bachelor of business administration from the University of Arkansas, went on to work in sales and marketing for companies like Vancouver-headquartered customer engagement specialist Mobify. But he kept his entrepreneurial engine running by founding product-discovery platform Dooers.net in 2014.

His latest enterprise, TalentPartners.js, recruits skilled software engineers and executives for high-growth technology firms. Launching Vancouver-based TalentPartners.js in late 2015 with Ian Douglas circles back to Rodgman’s locker-shop roots: the company follows an established business model and fills a clear market demand. “We just found areas in the market that people were ignoring,” he says.

The Bottom Line: In its first year, TalentPartners.js landed more than 10 high-profile clients, among them Cisco Systems Inc., plus startups funded by leading venture capital players such as Andreessen Horowitz. The firm earned just over $300,000 in profit.


Do you see yourself making the list?
Are you on the verge of something great?

Come to the 30 under 30 event to connect with those who made it and find out what you need to do to make it to the next level.

Only 1 week and only 28 tickets left!

Don't miss your chance to network with some of the brightest young business leaders.

red buy tickets