Our mission is to supercharge the connection between business and top-tier freelancers in major market cities. We make it easy for companies to find, and directly recruit, the best local contract talent for their needs.

The talent landscape is changing. Whether your company is an award-winning agency, an innovative startup, a worldwide corporation, or beloved local business, more and more of your workforce is going contract. Hiring freelance allows you to be nimble, project-focused and cost-effective, placing the best resources right where you need them, when you need them, for exactly how long you need them.

We built LocalSolo in Vancouver, British Columbia, to connect you directly to the best contract talent in your city. We don’t think it should be difficult, time consuming, or expensive, to find the top local freelancers your business requires for success.

Mark Fromson

Mark Fromson

Co-Founder / CEO

Mark is a freelance digital project manager and user experience architect. With 20 years experience garnered at multiple top agencies in the US and Canada, he has held leadership roles in over 400 projects for more than 150 clients including; Starbucks, Sony, Nike, Adobe, Microsoft, Disney, Time Warner and CBS. A proponent of the freelance lifestyle, Mark has visited 46 countries, worked in 5 and surfed in 16.

Stephen Hayes-McCoy

Stephen Hayes-McCoy

Co-Founder / CTO

Stephen is a freelance full-stack web developer with 10 years agency experience in Ireland and Canada. His previous clients include General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Target, Phillips, Pearson, and Trend Micro. A proud ex-pat Dubliner, IPA convert and rabid Canucks fan, Stephen lives with his lovely wife Denise in downtown Vancouver.

Sean Wise

Sean Wise

Advisor

Sean is a university professor, bestselling author of 5 books on startups, international business speaker, and partner at Ryerson Futures. Dr. Wise consulted for 5 years on the hit show Dragon’s Den, before moving in front of the camera as host of the Naked Entrepreneur, which airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Keith Ippel

Keith Ippel

Advisor

With over 15 years experience as a leader in technology centric businesses, Keith has accelerated the growth of both small and large companies, launched new products, and raised over $20m in angel investment and venture capital. He has an unparalleled ability to collaborate with entrepreneurs, employees, and investors to deliver amazing products to the market.