Meet the Team

Based in the heart of
Canada’s capital.

Backed by leaders who’ve shaped the industry for over 30 years.

Based in the heart of
Canada’s capital.

Backed by leaders who’ve shaped the industry for over 30 years.


Founded in 2002, Protak’s success is rooted in customer service excellence, integrity, and efficiency.

We are committed, both personally and professionally, to helping our clients achieve their corporate objectives while maintaining lasting partnerships.

We build teams that deliver customized solutions.
Leverage the unique skills and expertise of our
consultants to resolve your business challenges.

We work with everyone from small organizations to
Fortune 100s and corporations of all sizes in both the public and private sectors.


Adam Elsaadi


Adam’s laser-focus and dedication to his work have brought Protak to where it is today. As a visionary, he’s assembled a talented team of employees and consultants while fostering a culture of work-life balance.

Since 2002, Adam has been a leader in the consulting industry in Ottawa. His enthusiasm for the business is driven by his social nature and experience working with a wide range of highly skilled employees, clients, and consultants. He believes it’s the people that make work fun.

Favourite Quote:

“Stay Positive. Work Hard. Have fun. Make good things happen.”

Fun Fact:

Adam is passionate about fitness and his favourite part of his day is being a dad.

Favourite Quote:

“Leave the gun, take the cannoli.”
The Godfather

Fun Fact:

When she is not enjoying the outdoors, she is at home cooking up a storm and reading a good book.

Daniella Donati


Growing up in a small west coast town instilled a love for nature and community. From a young age she has been involved in a variety of fundraising endeavors and continued to be involved with non-profits throughout the years. Through her experience with non-profits, she has gained extensive knowledge in fund development and management, archiving, and community outreach. She brings with her over 10 years of administrative experience.

Daniela Galdamez


Daniela is an enthusiastic and organized
collaborator. With years of experience in both the public and private sectors, she takes pride in creating and implementing processes that help organizations reach their operational goals. She approaches each day as a fresh opportunity to support her team and learn something new.

Favourite Quote:

“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.”
George Santayana

Fun Fact:

Outside of the office, she can be found spending quality time with friends, family, and her dog.

Favourite Quote:

“A man on a galloping horse would never notice.”
(Editor humour)

Fun Fact:

Diana’s alter ego is The Accidental Farmwife, a column she has written for the past 15 years.

Diana Fisher


Diana has been a writer all her life. Her love of reading and writing led to a career in community journalism for print and radio. She has had a busy freelance career editing everything from marketing materials to memoirs. For the past 5 years, Diana has worked in the area of proposal writing. She likes the way it combines elements of research, writing, editing and puzzle-making to pull a proposal together.

When she isn’t at the computer, Diana is likely dancing around the kitchen with her granddaughters or out in the yard throwing the ball for her Golden Retriever, Fergus.

Paulina Grace Hrebacka


Paulina is a passionate writer and editor with a background in journalism. Before stepping into her role at Protak in 2022, she completed 5 years as the reporter/photographer for the community newspaper in her small, rural hometown of Kemptville.

Proposal writing brings Paulina joy because she likes to play matchmaker, helping consultants find the roles that are perfect for them. She also enjoys the social aspect of recruiting and building relationships with contractors. Paulina owes her people skills to her many years in the restaurant industry where she worked in kitchens and bars for 10+ years. This is also where her love of local craft brews and cocktails began.

Favourite Quote:

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.”
Allen Ginsberg

Fun Fact:

Paulina is a dog person and mother to an ever-growing collection of houseplants.

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