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 Marketing Automation 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.
Chief Executive Officer of Traction on Demand
Greg founded Traction on Demand, a Burnaby-based cloud technology consultancy and software development firm, in 2006. His original intention was to serve a small number of clients by helping them unite their sales and marketing teams; however, Traction has since grown into a nationally-recognized brand with offices and 250+ employees across North America. It is now ranked as one of the continent’s fastest growing technology companies. Greg’s commitment to workplace culture and community has landed Traction on Demand on Canada’s Top 10 Best Places to Work list for the past three years. Additionally, Traction is a current finalist for Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies in Canada. Individually, Greg has been recognized for both his unconventional leadership style and expertise in cloud computing and data. In 2013, Business in Vancouver named him one of the Top Forty Under 40, awarding him once again with CEO of the Year in 2016.
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About Traction on Demand: Traction on Demand is North America’s largest dedicated Salesforce consulting firm delivering cross-platform solutions and SaaS products.
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.
Founder & CEO of Wishpond
Ali Tajsekandar is a Founder & CEO at Wishpond.
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About Wishpond: Wishpond is an all-in-one marketing suite that enables users to generate and nurture leads.
Founder, CEO, Board Member of Eligeo CRM
Derek founded Eligeo CRM in 2008 and has since moved into a consulting and business development role for the company. Derek has enjoyed a 14+ year career in the CRM space and is actively involved in learning new technologies as they relate to CRM. When Derek isn’t delivering CRM solutions he can be found cheering on the Vancouver Canucks, and spending time with his partner and their dog Kits.
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About Eligeo CRM: Eligeo CRM is a business software consulting firm specializing in customer relationship management software.
Founder and CEO of SaaSquatch
Will Fraser is CEO and co-founder of SaaSquatch. At SaaSquatch he works with some of the world’s largest companies to build digital growth channels that touch millions of people around the globe.
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About SaaSquatch: SaaSquatch is a provider of referral and loyalty platform to businesses with thousands to millions of customers.
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