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Remote talent, innovative tech and a vision for change

We recruit talented remote assistants who may traditionally have faced barriers to employment. Then we curate personalized matches between businesses and assistants using our own algorithm, machine learning and human expertise – all within a monthly subscription. It’s a win-win-win for businesses, assistants, and diversity.


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Bobbie Racette

When Bobbie was laid off from her oil and gas job in an economic downturn, she struggled to find work. She didn’t lack skill or talent, but as an Indigenous, LGBTQ woman who didn’t fit the typical 9 to 5 mold, she was often overlooked.

So she decided to forge her own path and marketed herself as a virtual assistant. After an overwhelmingly positive response, she saw the opportunity: a talent-as-a-service platform that would provide income opportunities for individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities – just like her. She founded Virtual Gurus in 2016, and she never looked back.

Virtual Gurus boasts a talent pool of hundreds of virtual assistants including First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples, members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, racialized people, people with disabilities, and those living in remote communities. We are champions for diversity and inclusion and are committed to uplifting folx from these communities.


Learn about our mission

Meet our passionate leadership team

Bobbie Racette

Founder & CEO

Karim Teja

Chief Financial Officer

Rob Shaw

Chief Technology Officer

Mona Csada

Vice President, Marketing

Abby Belin

Vice President, Operations

Meaghan Riopel

Vice President, Finance-Controller

Jesse Bartlett, Director of Sales and Partnerships with Virtual Gurus

Jesse Bartlett

Director, Sales and Partnerships

Joanna Wynn, Director of Enterprise Sales with Virtual Gurus

Joanna Wynn

Director, Enterprise Sales

Marci Laurence, Director of People and Culture with Virtual Gurus

Marci Laurence

Director, People and Culture

Life at Virtual Gurus

The Virtual Gurus team is standing on the street holding a company banner celebrating Pride Parade in Calgary.

Virtual Gurus in the news

Virtual assistant service provides top DEI talent to large and small businesses



Young African American woman looking happy as she works as a virtual assistant on her laptop at home.

Awards and accolades


Top 25 Women of Influence

2023 Clutch Top Virtual Assistant Company

2023 Clutch Top Virtual Assistant Company


Inc. Power Partners Award


EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ North America Class of 2022


Entrepreneurial Icon: Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards (Pow Wow Pitch)


Report on Business Magazine Changemaker


Indigenomics Institute 10 to Watch


Startup Canada Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year

Does tech excite you?
Does our social mission inspire you?

If yes, we want to meet you. We are rapidly evolving our Talent-as-a-Service platform and services to best serve our clients and virtual assistants. And we need smart and passionate teammates to help us do it.


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