Almost eight months after Toronto-based VarageSale announced that it was laying off nearly 30 staff, including its VP of engineering, the company announced that it is adding Craig Dunk to its team as its new VP of Engineering.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Craig to the VarageSale family. He brings a breadth of experience managing and scaling tech companies that will be an important part of VarageSale’s continued success,” said Andrew Sider, CEO of VarageSale.
Dunk has over 15 years of experience in developing mobile apps and services, including his experience as a co-founder at Metranome, which was acquired by D2L. Dunk joined D2L, which raised $85 million in their latest round of financing from OMERS, as VP of Product Architecture. Dunk was also employee #50 at RIM, where he scaled BBM.
In his new role, Dunk will oversee all engineering functions including Software Development, QA, and DevOps.
Following the layoffs earlier this year, the company has expressed a desire to stay laser-focused on developing its product. Co-founder Carl Mercier stepped down as CEO in March to move to chief product officer, and said that the company would make significant investments in its product over the next two years.
“As founders, product vision is not something you can outsource,” Mercier said at the time about his decision. Regarding the layoffs, Mercier said it was “Ultimately what we believe we had to do to continue building towards our vision.”
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