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 Sales 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.
CEO and Co-Founder of Dooly
Kris Hartvigsen currently works as Chief Executive Officer and the Co-Founder of Dooly.
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About Dooly: Dooly is a sales enablement platform that collects information and insights essential to close business sales.
CEO CoPilot AI
Jesse is an ex-EA entrepreneur and the co-founder, CEO of CoPIlot AI. Jesse was involved in shipping 12 titles during his time at EA on the core FIFA team. Jesse has over 20 years of experience in the software industry and led the development and growth of CoPilot’s AI.
CoPilot AI is a SaaS company based in Vancouver, Canada in the AI Sales Enablement space. The company uses AI and dynamic video technology to help sales teams automatically target qualified prospects on social media, initiate one-to-one conversations, and surface timely sales opportunities without requiring any content marketing, spam emails, or advertising. The company’s vision and mission is to humanize the way businesses connect with their targeted audience at scale. Customers have connected with over 3.3M prospects in 2022 through CoPilot AI. With an AI engine trained on 8M conversation threads doubling every 8 months, CoPilot AI is becoming the leading sales, marketing and recruitment prospect platform.
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About CoPilot AI, WealthBar: CoPilot AI is a SaaS company that uses A.I. and rich social data to connect businesses with customers in a whole new way.
President & CEO of True North Gems
Mr. Houghton is an Accredited Gemologist and is President and Director at True North Gems Inc., with more than 30 years of international experience in the jewellery manufacturing and gemstone exploration industry. Mr. Houghton held senior management positions at both retail and wholesale gemstone companies before establishing his own operation 1994, Elan Diamonds. In 2000, he directed the merger of Elan Diamond and Canadian Diamond Cutters Ltd. to form Cadiam Investments LTD, becoming President and Director of the Vancouver-based polished gemstone marketing company. In 2004, Mr. Houghton joined True North Gems as Vice President Product Development and Marketing and Director, and was subsequently appointed as President in 2009. Mr. Houghton brings a wealth of expertise in marketing and professional design, and business skills focused on advanced project development and expansion, strategic operations management, and financing.
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About True North Gems: True North Gems is a public junior exploration company.
CEO of Lasso
From the early 80’s, Dave’s work passion has been technology. Since the mid 90’s, it’s been all about leveraging software and the Internet to help frontline marketing, sales, and service teams achieve better results. Dave has great admiration for homebuilders, and is proud to serve each of our clients who have put their faith in us to deploy Lasso CRM on 1,000’s of projects and communities worldwide. Building long-term relationships with our clients and alliance partners, and having the opportunity to lead the team at Lasso has been the most fun and enjoyable endeavor of his career.
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About Lasso: Lasso has been on the cutting edge of CRM technology for new home marketing and sales.
CEO of 1CRM Corp.
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About 1CRM Corp.: 1CRM strives to equip business owners with the tools they need to manage their customer relationships and business from anywhere at anytime.