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This list showcases the top British Columbia based Vice President operating in the Information Technology space. If you think a Vice 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.
Senior Vice President of Finance & Corporate Secretary of Maxar Technologies
Angela Lau was appointed Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Secretary of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) in July 2016. She is based at our office in Vancouver, British Columbia. Ms. Lau also served in various leadership positions in the taxation and treasury functions of MDA. Previous to joining MDA in September 2006, Ms. Lau worked for many years as an income tax advisor at KPMG and was the head of taxation at a Canadian biotechnology company. Ms. Lau also served on the Industry Tax Committee of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Ms. Lau earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with honors) from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.
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About Maxar Technologies: Maxar Technologies provides integrated space infrastructure and Earth intelligence.
Executive Vice President of Ausenco
Ed has more than 29 years’ experience in senior management and operational roles in the global mining and minerals processing industry, and is one of Ausenco’s longest-serving executives. Ed is currently responsible for leading the pursuit of strategic opportunities, major projects and key client relationships across the organisation. Prior to this, Ed was accountable for all of Ausenco’s Americas operation, realising approximately 60% of the company’s revenue base through the delivery of consulting, engineering and project services across the resources and energy sectors. His previous roles within Ausenco have included running the Environment & Sustainability and Process Infrastructure business lines, as well as project delivery, study management and business development. Ed’s previous employers have included Mt Isa Mines Limited, BHP Ok Tedi (for BHP Engineering Limited), Pancontinental Mining Limited and BHP Coal.
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About Ausenco: We set high global standards for leading edge engineering and project management services in the resources and energy sectors.
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.
Executive Vice President of OxCEPT
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About OxCEPT: OxCEPT is an Oxford University spin-out company which has developed the ‘World’s Most Secure’ way to transmit data.
Executive Vice President, Global People & Culture & Operations of Appnovation
Sherborne Pao is the Executive Vice President, Global People & Culture and Operations at Appnovation.
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About Appnovation: Appnovation is a global Digital Solutions and Managed Services provider, delivering strategy, app development and enterprise integrations.
Senior Vice President, Accounting of DSG Global
Denise is a Chartered Professional Accountant. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies with a minor in Accounting, and additional management, supervisory and communication training.
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About DSG Global: DSG Global Inc. is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that is dominating the IT industry and the new Internet of Things (IoT).
Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Stratiform
I run the sales and marketing team. Helping our customers find solutions to solve their biggest business problems delights me to no end. Finding innovative ways to tackle these business problems with new cloud technologies drives me to jump out of bed in the mornings – as does skiing, cycling and mountain biking with my husband and daughter.
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About Stratiform: Stratiform is a provider of cloud IT solutions that includes consulting, professional, and managed services.
Vice President of Business Solutions of ZE PowerGroup
As VP of the Business Solutions team at ZE, Michal spearheads ZEMA implementations. Michal brings many years of software development and client management experience to the company. He also provides a unique understanding of the industry’s market solution requirements. Michal’s capabilities are matched only by the intensity of his desire to exceed client expectations.
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About ZE PowerGroup: ZE PowerGroup is an experienced software development and strategic consulting firm.
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.
Vice President, Corporate Development of Entrée Gold
Mr. Cinits joined Entrée in July 2011 and was appointed Vice President, Corporate Development in January 2014. Mr. Cinits has worked in the mineral exploration industry for the past 28 years and has held a variety of positions with junior mining companies and consulting groups. Most recently, between 2007 and 2011, Mr. Cinits was the COO of MinCore Inc., a private Toronto-based exploration company, and prior to this position, he worked for AMEC, as a Principal Geologist and Head of the Mining/Geology Group for the Lima, Peru office between 2003 and 2007. Mr. Cinits holds a B.Sc. in geology from the University of Toronto and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C.
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About Entrée Gold: Entrée Gold Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration company engaged in the discovery and development of premium copper and gold prospects.
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.