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This list showcases the top British Columbia based President operating in the Enterprise space. If you think a President 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, President & Chief Executive Officer of ACL Services
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About ACL Services, Allocadia, Boast.AI, The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, UserZoom: ACL Services is an enterprise governance software powered by data automation for audit, compliance, and risk management.
President & General Counsel of Global Relay
As Global Relay’s President & General Counsel, Shannon provides Global Relay with a unique combination of legal expertise and business acumen, and a talent for developing and executing on business opportunities. She is responsible for Global Relay’s business strategy and business development. Over Global Relay’s history, Shannon has been integral in establishing Global Relay’s strong business relationships and global distribution network. Shannon also directs all aspects of Global Relay’s legal affairs, leads the day-to-day operations of the Legal Team, and oversees the Compliance, Audit & eDiscovery Team, who are charged with customer compliance related to the archiving, monitoring, auditing, eDiscovery, privacy and business continuity requirements of highly regulated industries such as those governed by the SEC, FINRA, Sarbanes-Oxley, FRCP, IIROC (Canada), FCA (UK), and HIPAA. With Global Relay’s international focus, Shannon plays a pivotal role in privacy and international jurisdictional issues related to data protection. Shannon was named Pacific Region Entrepreneur of the Year for 2013 by Ernst & Young in the Business-to-Business Products and Services Category. She was ranked #1 among Canada’s Top Women Entrepreneurs by the Profit W100 in 2011 and #2 in 2012. Shannon was also the recipient of Business in Vancouver`s 2013 Influential Women in Business Award and has been named to the “Top 10 Influential Women in BC Tech” (BC Tech Magazine 2013), “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” (Lexpert 2006), and the “Forty under 40” (BIV 2007), honoring Vancouver’s top entrepreneurs under age 40. Shannon holds both a common law (LLB) degree and a civil law degree (BCL) from McGill University, and a Bachelor degree in Political Science from University of Victoria. She began her career as a business and securities lawyer at McCarthy Tetrault in Toronto and Borden Ladner Gervais in Vancouver before leaving large law firm practice to join Global Relay as its fourth employee.
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About Global Relay: Global Relay offers compliance messaging and message management, including archiving, audit and e-discovery for the financial sector.
Vice President of Customer Success of NuData Security a Mastercard company
Ryan is the Vice President of Customer Success at NuData Security where he is responsible for ensuring the success of every NuData customer during the lifetime of the partnership. In his previous role, Ryan was the Manager, Trust and Safety at StubHub, an ebay company. Prior to joining StubHub, Ryan spent 8 years with Universal Parks & Resorts where he established and implemented the eCommerce Loss Prevention teams at both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood.
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About NuData Security a Mastercard company: NuData Security positively verifies users online through real-time passive biometrics and behavioral analytics.
Senior Vice President of Corum Group
Dave joined Corum in 2015 and has a diverse background in technology and life sciences. As an executive and entrepreneur, Dave has been operating and investing in companies sitting at the convergence of commerce and eCommerce as well as innovative life science businesses for over 25 years. Recently, Dave was CEO North America for Gaxsys, an eCommerce and logistics company that is a leader in last mile logistics and fulfillment for eCommerce marketplaces. Dave has been on both sides of the mergers and acquisitions table, having sold a life science technology company, facilitated sell side and buy side technology transactions and has also scaled multiple technology companies globally in the eCommerce, life sciences and innovation intelligence markets. Dave sits on boards of numerous public and private companies, including one that recently filed for an IPO.
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About Corum Group: Corum Group Ltd. is the global leader in merger and acquisition services, specializing in serving software and information technology firms.
Vice President, Head of Business Development & Marketing of Fujitsu
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About Fujitsu: Fujitsu is a information & communications technology equipment and services firm providing IT & IT infrastructure and other services.
President & Founder of Arbox Renewable Energy
Farid founded Xyfon Solutions in 2007 with a goal to provide managed IT services to businesses across Canada. Xyfon has since grown to become a key player in the Canadian IT sector by offering an array of IT solutions to small, medium and enterprise level businesses. Farid is a business savvy professional and also a geek at heart. He understands customer’s needs and the challenges they may face while expanding their business. With an extensive background in the IT industry working for Fortune 500 companies, he leads a team of professionals while implementing and managing custom tailored solutions for Xyfon’s current and prospective clients. Farid is deligent in assuring that the team at Xyfon delivers the best customer service and solutions to its clients.
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About Arbox Renewable Energy, Xyfon Managed IT: CLEAN ENERGY SOFTWARE FOR THE FUTURE
Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Teradici
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About Teradici: Teradici PCoIP technology drives all the components you need to run a remote desktop infrastructure, whether on premise or in the cloud.
Vice President of Engineering of Rx Networks
A BCIT Data Communications graduate, Chris brings 18 years software design experience in high availability, real-time wireless mobile systems, including mapping and GPS solutions. He was a Senior Software Engineer at Mobile Data Solutions, Inc (MDSI) and Itron Inc.
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About Rx Networks: Rx Networks offers location-based assisted GPS technologies and services.
Executive Vice President of CityView
As the Executive Vice President, Sean is accountable to CityView meeting its goals of delivering a superior customer experience, while ensuring growth, sustainability and ongoing profitability of the business. Together with the leadership team, Sean’s focus is on delivering exceptional business solutions to our customer base as well as expanding market share. Sean has been with CityView since 2004, serving many roles including Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Regional Sales Director, and also leading several customer implementations in the role of Business Analyst. Sean has 15 years of experience in technology sales and a Master of Science in Agriculture (CUM LAUDE) from the University of Natal, South Africa.
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About CityView: CityView is a developer of local government business process automation software.
President and Chief Technology Officer of Viewpoint AI
Dave Hawkins is the President and Chief Technology Officer of Viewpoint.AI.
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About Viewpoint AI: Viewpoint is an AI powered decision software company that combines the best of human and machine intelligence amplifying human skill levels.
CEO, President, Director of RESAAS
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About RESAAS: The World’s Largest Real Estate Technology Platform