Jobber
The Interview

Jobber CEO Sam Pillar wants to build Edmonton’s first billion-dollar tech company

When Jobber CEO Sam Pillar launched his firm in 2011 with co-founder Forrest Zeisler, the pair had a goal to generate $10,000 a month to cover their costs and pay themselves a modest salary. Eight years later, the founders have shifted their focus to building Edmonton’s first tech unicorn.

The company—whose business management platform handles scheduling and accounting for home-service small businesses like plumbers and landscapers—has a long way to go, but a bold plan for how to get there. In an interview with The Logic, the CEO discussed IPO plans, hopes for Edmonton’s tech scene and its goal to hit $100 million, then $1 billion, in annual revenue.

    Join now to start reading premium, award-winning journalism.

    By entering your e-mail you consent to receiving commercial electronic messages from The Logic Inc. containing news, updates, offers or promotions about The Logic Inc.’s products and services. You can withdraw your consent at anytime. Please refer to our privacy policy or contact us for more details.
    Already a subscriber?

    In-depth, agenda-setting reporting

    Great journalism delivered straight to your inbox.

    Scale AI CEO Julien Billot announcing a $25.5-million project backed by the supercluster at a Kruger Products facility in Sherbrooke, Que., in June 2021.

    Briefing

    Ng-led mission leaves Washington without much progress on EVs

    Caisse-backed Celsius confirms funds stolen in BadgerDAO DeFi hack

    Georgian targeting US$2.8B across two funds

    Best business newsletter in Canada

    Get up to speed in minutes with insights and analysis on the most important stories of the day, every weekday.

    Exclusive events

    See the bigger picture with reporters and industry experts in subscriber-exclusive events.

    Membership in The Logic Council

    Membership provides access to our popular Slack channel, participation in subscriber surveys and invitations to exclusive events with our journalists and special guests.

    Canada's most influential executives and policymakers are reading The Logic

    • CPP Investments
    • Sun Life Financial
    • C100
    • Amazon
    • Telus
    • Mastercard
    • bdc
    • Shopify
    • Rogers
    • RBC
    • General Motors
    • MaRS
    • Government of Canada
    • Uber
    • Loblaw Companies Limited