Meet the Owner

  • Meet the Owners

    Chris Vandenbosch | Co-Owner & Business Developer 


    Gaining a wide variety of knowledge and experience after graduating from the Business Administration Advanced Program at Algonquin College and working in the public sector for the City of Ottawa as well as the Federal Public Service, Chris and his partner Jennifer decided to own their own business in Ottawa.  In 2013, they joined the Express Employment Professionals family by purchasing a franchise and have been growing year after year ever since. 

    Chris has a true passion for helping others and is on a mission to continue to help as many people as possible find good jobs, while helping as many companies as possible find good people.   He’s also a growing leader and is continuously looking for ways to grow and improve his skills and business acumen even further. 

    The Express Ottawa franchise is a member of ACCESS, ACCESS Safety Groups, The Ottawa Board of Trade, and Kind Village.  They also hold a valid Federal Government Facility Security Clearance Secret Level 2 status and are working towards becoming CGD certified - Controlled Goods Program.  In his spare time, Chris enjoys watching sports, playing golf, and staying up to date with the latest and greatest technology and gaming.     

    He can be reached at  

    Jennifer Bleau | Co-Owner & Employment Specialist  

    After graduating high school, Jennifer quickly established herself in a permanent role within the Federal Public Service working for the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), all the while attending Algonquin College on a part-time basis to further her education.  While working for CBSA, she contributed towards the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative which successfully launched in 2009.  Unfortunately for her, her department and position was amongst the 19,200 other public servants affected by the Federal cuts conducted by the Harper Government. 

    Considering it was still early in her career, she was determined to find a better way of life, establish her own reputation, and make a difference in her community.  Therefore, her and her fiancé, Chris Vandenbosch, who also worked for the Federal Government, decided to take the leap of faith in opening a Staffing Franchise called Express Employment Professionals.  Jennifer always had a passion for helping others and what better than a company who believed in helping as many people as possible find meaningful and valuable work – it was a natural fit.

    Open since May 2013, Express Ottawa continues to grow year after year with a goal of being recognized as the best Staffing Firm in Ottawa while contributing to community growth and development.  Their current areas of expertise are Administration, Accounting, Management, Light Industrial, Logistics/Transportation, and more.  Their services include Temporary Staffing, Contract Staffing, Evaluation Hire, and Professional Search. 

    She can be reached at