Groundswell Project Services at a Glance

  • Private company founded in 2006 in Alberta and a division of the Groundswell Group Inc.
  • 200 employees and consultants with offices in Calgary, Edmonton , Vancouver, and Seattle.
  • Deep expertise in Program/Project Delivery, Business Analysis and Organizational Change Management.
  • Services include expert consulting and depth of experience in establishing practices or centres of excellence in our domain areas.


As IT leaders in Western Canada, it was not uncommon for us to hire and leverage the Calgary and Vancouver IT contract community. Other times we were the independent project resources that were looking for our next opportunity. In both roles we were regularly dissatisfied with how the traditional recruiting companies treated our requests for resources.

Often times it felt as though our requests were not being heard and we were left to plow through stacks of unrelated and “fluffy” resumes. We asked ourselves, what value add is the recruiting agency providing if they are making us pick the best candidates out of a stack of resumes.

In 2006, the concept of Groundswell Project Services was created. As a team we understood the specific challenges our clients wanted to solve. With many years of experience in the IT market, we turned to our Connected Community to find the right person for our clients.

Today we are a thriving group dedicated to building on our strengths in client relations and candidate selection. We have grown carefully over the last 10 years by working with clients and consultants who value our business model. We take great pride in our extraordinary team, 100% of which have joined GPS through trusted referrals from our expansive Connected Community.

Leadership Team

Darren Sartison

Darren leads the business development and account management teams at Groundswell and is also responsible for our partner relations. He provides strategic direction focused on people, training and process, while acting as an advisor to the steering committee, project sponsors and business managers. Darren has been widely recognized for his excellence as a business leader, most recently as a finalist for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.