At Best Startup Canada we track over 100,000 Canadian startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top British Columbia based CEO’ operating in the Automotive space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Founder and CEO of Damon Motors
Jay Giraud is an automotive tech entrepreneur focused on launching companies that redefine mobility. As the founder, inventor and CEO for three automotive tech startups, Jay has built successful products and companies on unproven business models. By building high-performing teams his startups have found success from forming industry leading go-to-market partnerships and created over $200 million in market value to date. As a seasoned speaker, Jay knows how to connect with audiences and has spoken at dozens of industry events in automotive and cleantech conferences worldwide. Before his startup pursuits, he traveled the world conquering extreme mountaintops as a top ranked professional snowboarder. Today, Jay focuses his efforts at Damon Motors, creating a safer, smarter, self-learning platform for a market of more than 160 million motorcycles sold annually.
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About Damon Motors: Damon is making high performance electric motorcycles that are safer and smarter to unleash the full potential for the world’s commuters.
CEO & Founder of Electra Meccanica
Follow Jerry Kroll:
About Electra Meccanica: Electra Meccanica is a development-stage company that plans, develops, manufactures, and sells single person electric vehicles.
Founder & Co-CEO of Canada Drives
Follow Cody Green:
About Canada Drives, USA Drives: Canada Drives has been transforming car shopping in Canada since 2010, with the mission to be the easiest place to buy and sell your car.
Co-CEO of Canada Drives
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About Canada Drives: Canada Drives has been transforming car shopping in Canada since 2010, with the mission to be the easiest place to buy and sell your car.
Founder, CEO, Chairman, and Director of GreenPower Motor Company
Fraser Atkinson is the Founder, CEO, Chairman, and Director at GreenPower Motor Company.He attended The University of British Columbia in 1975.
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About GreenPower Motor Company: GreenPower Motor Company develops electric powered vehicles for commercial markets.
CEO & Co-Founder of Fetch Auto
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About Fetch Auto: Fetch Auto is a platform where Canadians can buy, sell and finance private sale vehicles.
Chief Executive Officer of Athena Organic Farm + Eco-Retreat
With over 10 years’ in sustainable real estate development, finance & high-level project management, law, strategic planning & financial feasibility, Krystine is a highly strategic thinker, visionary & passionate revolutionary. Conscious of the triple bottom line (planet, people, profit), she is fiercely committed to creating efficient, profitable business models that are holistic, sustainable, nurture the planet, & create abundance for all. She was one of the youngest ever members of T.E.C., a high-level CEO program & has chaired the board for the Economic Development Committee & Chamber of Commerce. She has been the CEO of BNS Lakeshore Developments from 2004 – 2013 when she left that role to start her own firm, dedicated to creating sustainable projects. Her first role was at the age of 23 when she successfully co-founded, designed, equity-raised, financed & built a $5 million development & has since been running budgets from $1.2 million to $25 million.
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About Athena Organic Farm + Eco-Retreat: With California experiencing record droughts, anticipated to continue for possibly decades, and over 70% of BC produce being imported.
CEO of My Parts Club
Follow Babak Ras:
About My Parts Club: My Parts Club connects car owners and mechanics and offers a lifetime supply of parts and roadside assistance for only a few bucks a month.
Founder & CEO of Always WORTHEE
Entrepreneur, mindful productivity coach, business automation consultant, software broker, system & product architect, unconventional thinker
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About Always WORTHEE, Beautifuller: Mindful productivity for changemakers
President and CEO of PRT
Robert Miller is President and CEO at PRT.
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About PRT: PRT is North America’s largest producer of container-grown forest seedlings.