Jasmine Gavigan

Founder & CEO

Jasmine’s doesn’t sit still, and has turned several passions into businesses and careers, working in Canada, the United States, and abroad.

Her organizational skills and team spirit led her to a role as a legal assistant, where she specialized in IP out of a desire to one day hold a patent herself. Most recently, she was employed as a Technical & Operations Analyst for Baker McKenzie after several successful process improvement projects at that and other law firms.

She’s also a tinkerer. Jasmine’s product development and entrepreneurial interest started in childhood, producing her first original product to market in high school. Later, she spent several years with e-commerce leader Shopify as a “Guru” (actual title) to high-value merchants. During her time at Shopify, Jasmine travelled Canada in a camper van which she’d rigged with solar panels as part of an experiment in self-sufficiency.

Jasmine is an avid volunteer, including spending time with Junior Achievement on the Company Program committee, Technovation Girl's Entrepreneurship Challenge, The Lion’s Club, LGBTQ* organizations, and is a foster pet parent.

Jasmine created vrtu to help service professionals like lawyers realize they can run their business online and have a rich life that isn’t tied to the office.

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Justin MacFayden

Co-founder & CMO

Justin is a data science and technology enthusiast, lawyer, and designer. He previously founded a legal tech company called ProSe Claims, which was acquired in April of 2021.

Justin holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings, where he volunteered over 100 hours working on pro bono expungement and immigration cases. He also spent a semester at the University of Copenhagen studying international arbitration and startup law. Justin is a co-founder of Los Angeles Legal Hackers.

In his spare time, Justin enjoys studying machine learning, playing and listening to music, cooking, and taking his dog, Scout, to her favorite local parks.

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  • Randi-Lynn Paul

    A communications Grad, Randi-Lynn works to help raise vrtu's media profile and ensure seamless communication across channels.

  • Gordon Chandler

    Formerly a team manager at Shopify and account support at Recharge, Gordon brings expertise in staff operations, relationship management and is full of endless positivity!

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Want to join us? We're building a special team. If you're looking to make an impact on legal services (and services more widely), we'd love to hear from you. We're less about resumes and more about potential. Seek us out, show us something cool you've done, and let's start a conversation.

Looking for other ways to get involved? Consider joining our Creator Program and share your knowledge with other vrtu collaborators.