Our Team

Paul Dogra
Founder
Harry Evans
Software Recruiting
Peter Wilson
Account Executive
Tony House
Account Executive
Andrea Woolner
Marketing

Paul Dogra
Founder

Paul Dogra is the founder of Capital Ridge Associates Inc. and leads the company’s operations. A recruiting expert in the industry since 1998, Paul is known for his instinct for building high caliber performance teams with minimal turnover. From start-up to multinational companies, Paul has recruited for a wide spectrum of organizations on many strategic searches. Paul takes a focused and targeted approach to identifying highly qualified talented candidates quickly in many different types of roles including financial, technical, operations and sales. He believes that we are very fortunate and that everyone should take some time and give back to the community in some capacity. Paul is committed to helping people and supporting his community and takes an active role in many local charities. Paul has served on many boards including a not-for–profit women’s shelter, an endowment fund for ovarian cancer and adjudicated an environmental program that funded green initiatives. Paul currently supports many charities including the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre. Since the inception of Capital Ridge, Paul has organized an annual pick-up hockey game that has raised $53,000 to date for this important local charity.
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Harry Evans
Software Recruiting

As a Senior Associate with Capital Ridge Associates, Harry works with the account managers in finding the most talented and qualified technical candidates available for their clients. Harry has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of the high tech product development cycle, from business management to product requirements, project management, design, implementation/test and customer support. He has delivered technical solutions in both product and service companies that include large publically traded organizations to start-ups. Prior to joining Capital Ridge Associates, Harry led product development teams developing hardware and software for Network Appliances, Call Center Solutions and Computer Telephony Interfaces. Harry supports many local charities in Ottawa including being an active supporter for the annual hockey fundraiser for the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Center.
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Peter Wilson
Account Executive

Peter Wilson is a Recruitment, Business Development, and Marketing professional for Capital Ridge. His background includes a BSc degree in engineering from Queens University, however his career has really been about the strategy and people side of companies he has worked for. The experience base he draws on has been very broad, from international conglomerate Philips Electronics to public companies to boot-strap, and venture capital financed start-ups such as Cogency Semiconductor. He has helped build companies and teams in semiconductors, software, hardware and web applications. Peter is an active volunteer in the Whitehaven community and encourages you to join him in being a regular donor at the Red Cross.
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Tony House
Account Executive

Tony House, the President of Corporate Hype Inc (CHI) brings over 25 years of sales and marketing experience to the Capital Ridge team. Before founding CHI, Tony worked for Rogers, HUBER + SUHNER and Solectron (currently Flextronics), and in all of these positions he consistently grew his territory as an executive and successfully managed a team to ensure that revenue targets were met. Corporate Hype continues to leverage their extensive network and innovative marketing skill sets to generate distinctive brand value for top companies in Canada.

Tony is committed to the Ottawa community; he volunteers his time to coach the U17 Ottawa Elite boy's basketball team. He sits on the Board of the Ringside for Youth www.ringside.ca event which raises funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. Tony and his wife Sharon founded the Kaleidoscope of Hope Gala www.kaleidoscopeofhope.ca and have raised over $300,000 to support the awareness and treatment of teen mental health and suicide prevention. The beneficiaries of these significant donations include (CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario), DIFD (Do it for Daron) and Youth Services Bureau.

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Andrea Woolner
Marketing

Andrea Woolner is a marketing consultant for Capital Ridge, ensuring the company’s vision is reflected in its marketing communications. Andrea has worked in marketing since 2000 and started her own consulting firm in 2013. Prior to this, Andrea worked for Adobe Systems in marketing for over 10 years where she led large cross-functional marketing teams on global product and program launches. She also drove the execution of marketing programs through online advertising, paid search, online seminars, tradeshows and newsletter sponsorships. Additionally, Andrea allocated and managed a multi-million dollar marketing budget to meet business unit revenue requirements. Andrea is passionate about the people side of business and thoroughly enjoys working with colleagues and clients around the world.
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