Our Values

  • Authenticity

    We lead with the heart and provide honest programs, advice, and consultation

  • Stretch

    We believe the comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there

  • Respect

    We treat everyone with dignity and strive to make our products and services available for all

  • Integrative

    We acknowledge opposing viewpoints and strive to create "both/and" solutions

  • Synergy

    We believe the best ideas, products, and services come from effective collaboration

  • Higher Purpose

    Our focus is always on the next generation of students and their success

Leadership Team

Founder, Head of Partnerships

Devin Golets

Devin has spent over six years guiding hundreds of students and families on the transition from high school to university. He has made presentations about the benefits of post-secondary that have reached over 10,000 people, and has designed and developed career programming and internship programs for university students. When COVID-19 forever changed the world of higher education, Devin consulted professors at Dalhousie University, University of Regina, Tennessee State, and University of Michigan on how best to keep Generation Z students engaged online.

Devin is a former Junior A hockey player and television broadcaster. He spent a summer working at TSN Sportscentre and used to commentate live Junior hockey games on Rogers TV. He graduated with a BA in Media Studies.

Chief of Student Wellness

Sheldon Hill

Sheldon is one of the funniest and greatest campus tour guides of all time. He also has eight years of experience supporting student mental health at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has worked at three different universities and counselled hundreds of students as a Residence Life Coordinator, Student Wellness Counsellor, and Registered Psychotherapist. Sheldon specializes in helping students normalize mental health concerns, manage the transition into post-secondary, and set up a fool-proof support system so that students can be successful and healthy once in post-secondary.

Sheldon holds a BA, Specializing in Psychology & Majoring in Biology. He also holds an MA in Counselling Psychology.

Partnerships Consultant

Reem Chahrour

Reem is interested in hearing everyone's unique journey, which is why customer-obsession comes naturally to her. Over the course of her tenure at Top Hat, Reem advised hundreds of professors across North America on how to use technology to engage Generation Z students.

Privacy & Data Team

Data Protection Compliance Officer

Laura Mcdowell

Laura has over seven years of experience working as a Data Protection Officer in education, and ensures privacy is kept for 18,000 students around the globe for each year.

System Administrator

James S

As an experienced Product Manager and master of Data Analytics, James helps keep our data safe as our system administrator. A former copywriter and English major, James moved over to tech and became a Full Stack Developer. She is truly what you would call a James Of All Trades.