2Vancouver.com is a matchmaking website that connects newcomers to the services they need to help them settle in Vancouver, Canada.
Our matchmaker service allows new arrivals to make fast and informed choices when hiring professional services such as immigration lawyers, moving companies, realtors, tax advisors and language schools.
Newcomers and immigrants can post their requests for services on the site and pre-screened companies will respond to them directly.
The site currently drives close to 400K visitors per year.
Francois Roux |
Co-Founder, Managing Director
Born in Bordeaux and raised in Paris, Francois is a sales engineer with eight years of international work experience. He has held sales and project management roles in Sydney, Atlanta and Vancouver for organizations including a US Fortune 200, a government ministry and Canadian start-ups. Francois is a permanent resident of Canada and has made Vancouver his home.
Francois holds a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from the Ecole des Mines / UBC and a certificate in web development from UBC in Vancouver.
Grant Willavise |
Co-Founder, Technical & Products Director
Prior to co-founding 2Vancouver.com Grant worked as a senior systems analyst and developer at Intel Corporation's UK head quarters. He uses his experiences of having lived in Vancouver on a student visa to help drive the direction of 2Vancouver.com. He now lives back in the UK in the cathedral city of Chichester.
Grant received a BSc in Business Information Systems Management from Bournemouth University and he is a certified Business Intelligence developer and Microsoft technology specialist.
Joost Gielen |
Joost Gielen is a web entrepreneur living and working in Tilburg, in the Netherlands. Joost is co-founder of the Dutch top-listed agency, Freshheads. He also co-founded Werkspot.nl (acquired by HomeAdvisor / IAC in 2013 - NASDAQ: IACI), a popular online marketplace for homeowners and construction trades. While CEO at Werkspot Joost doubled the company revenue more than 10 times in three years. He holds several advisory board positions and is constantly on the lookout for new business opportunities.
Joost holds a BA in computer science from Haagse Hogeschool/TH Rijswijk in the Netherlands.
Yolanda Brooks | Senior Writer & Editor
Yolanda moved from London, England to Vancouver in 2005. After many years working as a writer and editor on local and national magazines and newspapers, she gratefully swapped big city gridlock for British Columbia. The Vancouver-based freelance writer loves to hike, bike, paddle, camp and search for the perfect view!
Yolanda holds a BA in Communication and Media Production from Bournemouth University and a post-graduate diploma in journalism from City University, London.
The following companies and experts have also greatly contributed to the 1,600 articles currently available on 2Vancouver.com:
Allan Knight, Anne Neveu, Anne-Sophie Germain, Bell Alliance Global Immigrations Services, Baptiste Gille, Best Place Immigration, Brice Ferre Photography, Chandler Realty Ltd, CIP Consulting, ClinicBook.com, CSLI English School, EMR Vacation Rentals, Erin Stringer, Expatriate Connection, FeedBacQ, Global Coach Center, Innovative Mortgage Solutions, InterNations, Jessica Serviat, Key Language Training, Larlee Rosenberg Immigrations Lawyers, Laurizon, Lori O'Connell, Marcos Enrique Torres, Meet Market Adventures, Noobyo, Rachel Roy, Randstad Canada, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Vancouver Christmas Market, Vancouver Dream Rentals, Vancouver In The Box, Winning Away Expat Support.